Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 11,2020 Ridley" s Believe It Or Not Veterans Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 11, 2020
       CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 809,975 new cases (a 1.57%  increase compared to a .89% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  51 million to 52,283,356, 14,392,411 of  which  are active, 37,890,945 of which have been closed with 36,603,966  recoveries (96.60% compared to  yesterday’s 96.61%) and 1,286,979 deaths (3.40% compared to yesterday’s 3.41%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

      CV USA Cases: New cases of 330,957 with total cases over 10 million at 10,633,715 (a 3.21% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.31%  increase) with 3,765,272 active cases of which 19,033 (.51% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (18,963 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend has shifted and may be continuing to go up, and 6,868,443 closures, 246,732 of which have been deaths (3.59% compared to yesterday’s 3.60%) and 6,621,711 of which have been recoveries (96.41% compared to yesterday’s 96.40%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 744 ranks behind Belgium (1168), Peru (1056),  Spain (858), Brazil (765), Chile (763), Argentina (754) and  Bolivia (751),  and only slightly worse than (Mexico (741), UK (740), Ecuador (728). Italy (711), newly added to the lsit France (651) and Sweden (601) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 2,317,544 more tests to bring total to 161,917,567  tests (now at 488,128/M compared to Russia at 462,872/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark,  Israel, Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts at 546,150/M).
       Non CV Case News: Voters in Silicon Valley 75% of whom voted for Biden, if Biden’s tax plans go through, are in for a great tax hike and should have read Marx’s quote on capitalists and rope; Reds now have won 50 seats in the Senate and the action and millions of dollars are heading to Georgia’s two runoff Senate elections with Blue Andrew Yang calling on liberals to in essence risk a felony to move to Georgia to vote to give Biden a unified government to implement his radical agenda; Pelosi, assuming she is reelected Speaker given the increased number of Progressives and shift to the left, is going to have the slimmest majority in decades in the House as she is getting slammed by Blues for her ice cream freezer video; Biden is facing the Progressive chickens coming home to roost as the Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors touting that blacks won the election for Biden wants to meet with him to demand payback for the vote with his pushing the BLM demands (Biden who probably has lost his faculties to find a spine probably is unaware that Trump took record numbers of black voters); Biden may be mouthing platitudes of healing nation as he looks to Sanders and Warren for members of his transition team and the likes of AOC and MSM hacks like Sunny Hostin are sharpening their knives of holding Trump officials and supporters accountable; double standard “All In” Chris Hayes was slamming Trump for not supporting virtual Thanksgivings while being totally silent on lack of social distancing crowds cheering Biden’s victory; now that he believes he is in, Biden’s CV adviser Michael Osterholm is advocating a total national shutdown indicating it would rejuvenate the economy (great news to those businesses facing bankruptcy due to prior shut downs); Biden’s memory must be shot as 2 months ago he vowed he would not declare victory until election independently certified; in the Biden camp loyalty must be thicker than reality as a top contender for Secretary of Agriculture  Black Blue Representative Marcial Fudge was vouchsafing for the character of Judge Lance Mason who was convicted of beating his wife and is now charged with killing his ex-wife after being released from prison;

         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 9,  2020,  the number of shootings increased to 3,697 of whom 636 have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 346 behind Chicago at 289 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “One More Night” by Maroon 5, the fact that you can enjoy a postcenal port and the resolution of the Continental Congress creating the U.S. Marine Corps, 
secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. Please contact me for details.

          1.  Veterans Day—formerly called Armistice Day until 1954 to commemorated the end of World War I but now to honor all those veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
           2.  Air Day—proclaimed by the Territorial Governor of Hawaii on this day in 1929 to commemorate the commencement of commercial air service between Hawaii and the United States.
         3. 2013 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2013 on a run of 9 weeks was “Royals” by Lorde to join 10 other  songs that made the top number 1 list. Here is a recording of the song: This 24 year only female singer lives in New Zealand and is probably one of the few singers to hold dual New Zealand and Croatian citizenship.
          4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “postmundane” which means after the end of the world which many Reds probably believed we are facing with a Biden presidency and possible control of both Houses of Congress.

          5. Misnamed?—celebrating the birthday on this day in 19955 of Wealthy Babcock who obtained her PhD in mathematics and for 30 years was the librarian of the Mathematics Library at the University of Kansas and died in the Presbyterian Manor Home in Lawrence, Kansas at the age of 95.

          On this day in:

         a. 1918 the Armistice ending World War I was signed in a French railroad car at Forest of Compiègne, France which signing would be replicated on June 22,1940 in the same car and the same place.

         b. 1960 an attempted military coup against Prime Minister Ngô Đình Dim was crushed only to see him assassinated along with his brother on November 2,1963.

        c. 1967 in a propaganda move, the Viet Cong released to Tom Hayden in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 3 American POWs.

         d. 1993 a statute dedicated to the 5,000 women who served in the Vietnam War was dedicated at the Vietnam War Memorial.

         e. 2000 155 skiers and snowboarders died in Kaprun, Austria when an ascending  cable car in an alpine tunnel  caught fire and stopped in the tunnel 2,000 feet after departing, also killing 2 in a descending train and 3 in the cable car station with 12 very luck survivors who managed to break the window with their ski equipment and walk to safety.

        Reflections on Veterans Day on the creation of Armistice Day on November 11, 1919: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..." President Woodrow Wilson

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