Monday, November 23, 2020

November 22, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Stop the Violence Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 22, 2020
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 566,505 new cases (a .97%  increase compared to a 1.0% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  58 million to 58,985,500, 16,621,489 of  which  are active, 42,160,525 of which have been closed with 40,766,904  recoveries (96.69% compared to  yesterday’s 96.69%) and 1,393,671 deaths (3.31% compared to yesterday’s 3.31%) to continue the trend of increased recovery  percentages and decreased death percentages.
           CV USA Cases: New cases of 173,541 with total cases over 12 million at 12,588,661 (a 1.40% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.03%) with 4,873,425 active cases of which 23,113 (.47% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (22,782 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 7,715,236 closures, 262,696 of which have been deaths (3.40% compared to yesterday’s 3.42) and 7,452,540 of which have been recoveries (96.60% compared to yesterday’s 96.58%). Our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and after many months are only .09% above world rate and on a deaths per million population measurement at 792 ranks behind Belgium (1345), Peru (1074),  Spain (911), Italy (825), Argentina (816), UK (809) which has now passed us despite leading world in testing),  and Brazil (794)  and only slightly worse than  Chile (784) that we just passed, (Mexico (785), Bolivia (759), newly added to the list France (746) Ecuador (744) and Sweden (633) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,634,875 more tests to bring total to 180,674,582 (now at 544,572/M compared to Russia at 496,228/M so Trump was 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 591,914/M).
       Non CV Case News: As the U.S. awaits with baited breath Sydney Powell’s evidence to back up her claim of votes being electronically switched, a Dominion spokesman is denying any claim of foreign involvement in the company and that with a hard ballot copy, it is impossible to switch votes; Tucker Carlson is calling out Powell that it is time for her to produce her evidence; while Governor Brown of Oregon is calling on residents to report violators of her lockdown CV ala like neighbors being in the former East Germany to the Stasi, protestors throughout California are protesting Newsom’s 10:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. curfew (silver lining to this edict will be a surge of recall Newsom signatures); on the legal front, the Trump legal team has appealed a Pennsylvania judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit; Cuomo is up in arms because a YC Hasidic Synagogue held a massive wedding under his nose in secret (how many nursing home patients died in secret from his sending positive CV patients to nursing homes?); in a classic example of the consequences of the defund the police movement, Los Angeles has suffered more than 300 homicides for the first time since 2009 and shootings are up 32% over 2019; so far Biden has managed to bob and weave and avoid BLM and Rashida Tlaib and remain mum on his feelings on the their agenda and the Breathe Act; the COVID-19 vaccine shots should start reaching the first Americans by mid-December (too bad the MSM was able to convince Americans that would not be the case and Blues and celebrities were able to cast such doubt on its effectiveness and safety since it was developed during the Trump Administration; otherwise he would have won in a landslide). the Recall the Hypocrite In Chief Governor Newsom forces are madly gathering signatures to mount a recall election of him (go to ).
         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 21,  2020,  the number of shootings increased to 3,836 of whom  650 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 350 behind Chicago at 299 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 “My Reverie” by Larry Clinton and His Orchestra with vocals by Bea Wain, the fact that you have sunglasses to wear when it is prefulgent and a quote from Doctor Robert Jones on the Kennedy Assassination, 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. Humane Society Anniversary Date—celebrating the formation of the Humane Society, a nonprofit group that focuses on animal welfare, on this date in 1954.
      2.  Stop the Violence Day—not sure who was the creator of this day only that it has been observed since 1990 on this day to call for a ceasefire of the gun violence that plagues our cities and fills our morgues and ICUs with victims and sadly given the growing Defund the Police movement seems to be getting worse in most urban areas.
       3. 1938 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1938 on this day on a run of 7 week, joining 16 other number 1 songs, was “My Reverie” by Larry Clinton and His Orchestra with vocals by Bea Wain.  Here is a recording of the song: Clinton was an accomplished musician and as a band leader became known for swing adaptations of classical compositions were in rage during the 30’s. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp flying over the Hump in Asia and returned to music after the war, remaining active until 1961. He died in 1985 at the age of 75. Bea Wain was a big band singer who after she left Clinton’s Orchestra in 1939  rarely recorded instead working in radio and died at the ripe old age of 100 on August 19, 2017.

     4.Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prefulgent” which means to shine extremely bright which describe what your vision sees after leaving an optometrist’s office after having your eyes dilated.

       5. Getting Respect Finally--celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of noted comedian, actor, producer and author Jack Roy, better known to his fan as Rodney Dangerfield whose opening comedy stand up line was “I don’t get no respect” and probably best known for his Caddyshack films. After undergoing heart valve replacement surgery on August 23, 2004 he went into a light coma and was slowly coming out of it when he died on October 5, 2004 at the age of 82.

       On this day in:

          a. 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in a motorcade in Dallas while Texas Governor John Connally was wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald who also killed police officer J.D. Tibbit while fleeing the Texas Book Depository.

          b. 1988 the B-2 Stealth Bomber was rolled out in Palmdale to the future fear of our foes and the joy of fans watching the Rose Parade or Super Bowl to see it fly over the crowd.

       c. 1995 in a death knell moment to non-computer animators, Toy Story, the first computer generated full length animated feature was released.

         d. 2002 riots in Nigeria by Muslim youths protesting the Miss World Competition that killed some 100 people and injured some 500 more forced the Miss World Competition to relocate the event from Nigeria to London.

          e. 2005 Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.

       Reflections on the Kennedy Assassination 50 years later during Reuters’ onterviews:  “The president was on a stretcher. His arms were out on arm boards like this and Dr. Carrico, who was a second-year resident was trying to put a tube into his windpipe and then the tracheal tube to get an airway established, but the president was motionless. I never saw any movement. His eyes were open in a fixed stare.” Doctor Robert Jones, Chief Resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital who operated on Kennedy.

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