Thursday, November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Women's Entrepreneurship Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 19, 2020
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 553,084 new cases (a .98%  increase compared to a 2.19% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  57 million to 57,019,600, 16,058.109 of  which  are active, 40,961,461 of which have been closed with 39,599,564  recoveries (96.68% compared to  yesterday’s 96.67%) and 1,361,927 deaths (3.32% compared to yesterday’s 3.33%) to continue the trend of increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages.
           CV USA Cases: New cases of 461,087 with total cases over 11 million at 11,495,835 (a 4.01% increase compared to yesterday’s 2.87%  increase) with 4,513,664 active cases of which 22,166 (.49% of active casesr), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (21,930 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 7,443,258 closures, 257,166 of which have been deaths (3.46% compared to yesterday’s 3.46%) and 7,186,108 of which have been recoveries (96.55% compared to yesterday’s 96.54%). Our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and after many months are only .14% above world rate and on a deaths per million population measurement at 775 ranks behind Belgium (1294), Peru (1068),  Spain (904), Argentina (801), UK (791) which has now passed us despite leading world in testing), Italy (792), Brazil (786) and Chile (780) and only slightly worse than (Mexico (769), Bolivia (756), Ecuador (737).  newly added to the list France (721) and Sweden (626) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 2,375,444 more tests to bring total to 174,984,285 (now at 527,452/M compared to Russia at 484,063/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 with tests at 585,940/M).
       Non CV Case News: The Trump legal election team held a raucous news conference led by Rudy Giuliani, laying out the evidence in key swing states of voter fraud and illegal activities by Blue election officials; as the head of BLM is touting black voting resulted in Biden’s election and demanding to meet with him to push its agenda, Biden and Harris have not yet committed to a meeting with her (another example of the tightrope Biden will have to traverse trying to assure nation he is more of a centrist than a radical leftist while not alienating the growing Progressive wing of the Blues); Pastor Warnock’s leftist past is catching up with him as his sermon in 2011 that you “can’t serve God and be in the military” is raising outrage among many voters (wait until his prior relationship with anti-Semite Reverend Wright is displayed to the voters); once again CNN lives up to this poet’s moniker of “Cack News Network as it remains silent on its contributor Jeffrey Toobin’s firing from The New Yorker for masturbate during a Zoom meeting with colleagues; more and more states are ramping up anti-CV restrictions as Thanksgiving looks like it will be joining the list of holidays and observances like Halloween that were not celebrated other than in a very limited fashion; AOC’s latest bit of brilliance is her suggestion that we pay people to stay at home to fight the CV pandemic; just as Americans are beginning to see the light at the end of the CV pandemic tunnel, Doctor Fauci shut it off as he warned that he is not sure what if any protection it will have to prevent an infected vaccinated person from spreading the virus (Biden had better be leaving his bunker to promote the vaccines that so many Blue elites vowed they would not take because they were created during the Trump Administration); Newsome has ordered a statewide curfew starting a 10 P.M. in 41 of the 58 counties that are home to 40 million people, including Napa where he got into hot water for wining and dining at the expensive French Laundry restaurant in violation of his own anti-CV rules. Witless Whitmer who was the target of a kidnap plot is now facing an impeachment probe over her heavy handed shutdowns due to the CV pandemic.
         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 18,  2020,  the number of shootings increased to 3,774 of whom  646 have died, ending the minor miracle of 3 days with no deaths (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 351 behind Chicago at 295 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 “You Are My Lucky Star” by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra with vocals by Lew Sherwood, the fact that you are rarely precative and a quote from Edward Everett on Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 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. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day—created by Wendy Diamond after volunteering to aid the Adelante Foundation which provides micro loans to low income females to start or support start-ups while she was in Honduras and first celebrated in 144 countries on this day in 2014 to create awareness of the need for and the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and to promote programs and resources to further women’s entrepreneurship.
      2.  World Toilet Day—created in 2001 by the World Toilet Organization to promote the installation and use of toilet facilities for the over 6 billion people who lack proper sanitation disposal facilities. The day became an official observance of the General Assembly on this day in 2013.
         31935 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1935 on this day on a run of 3 weeks, joining 13 other songs, was “You Are My Lucky Star” by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra with vocals by Lew Sherwood. Here is a recording of the song:  Sherwood was Duchin’s primary vocalist and played a trumpet in his orchestra and sang his last note with his death on February 17, 1971 at age 67. Duchin’s fame as a performer took a hiatus during World War II when he served on U.S. Destroyer and after the war was never able to restore his star status and died February 9, 1951 from leukemia. Here is a recording of the song.

      4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “precative” which means supplicating which describes politicians behavior toward potential donors to a tee.

       5. Rasputin Incarnated?--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1976 of noted internet entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter and founded Square and who has been in the spotlight for Twitter’s censorship of conservative tweets and whose unkempt beard makes him a dead ringer for Rasputin and for his birthday really could use the gift of tolerance and objectivity.

          On this day in:

          a. 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery located there.

          b. 1942 Soviet General Zhukov unleashed Operation Uranus to encircle the German 6th Army at Stalingrad which many believe was the turning point against Germany during World War II in Europe.

        c. 1979 Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 women and blacks taken hostage when Iranian militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.

          d. 1985 Pennzoil won the largest civil judgment in U.S. history amounting to $10.35 billion against Texaco for its interference with contract by entering into an agreement with Getty Oil to buy it after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned but binding agreement to buy the company.

        e.1998 the House Judiciary committee began impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.

         Reflections on Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address from a fellow speaker: “I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.” Edward Everett, noted orator and former Senator and Governor of Massachusetts who droned on in his dedication speech for 2 hours in a letter to Lincoln on November 20,2020 congratulating him for his speech.

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