Believe It Or Not November 27, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 398,474 new cases (a .65% increase compared to a 1.53% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 61 million to 61,699.043, 17,628,439 of which are active, 44,070,604 of which have been closed with 42,625.551 recoveries (96.72% compared to yesterday’s 96.72%) and 1,444,053 deaths (3.28% compared to yesterday’s 3.28%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases of 259,867 with total cases over 13 million at 13,039,271 (a 2.16% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.61%) with 5,170,610 active cases of which 24,408 (.47% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (24,396 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 8,128,528 closures, 269,928 of which have been deaths (3.32% compared to yesterday’s 3.32%) and 7,858,600 of which have been recoveries (96.68% compared to yesterday’s 96.64%). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and after many months is only .04% above world rate and on a deaths per million population measurement at 814 ranks behind Belgium (1397), Peru (1079), Spain (955), Italy (888), and UK (846 which has now passed us despite leading world in testing), and Argentina (836) and has 3 days ago passed Brazil (805) and only slightly worse than Mexico (805), Chile (796) that we recently passed, recently added to the list France (795), Bolivia (762), Ecuador (750) and Sweden (660) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,647,545 more tests to bring total to 189,289,734 (now at 570,500/M compared to Russia at 512,571/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 626,624/M).
Non CV Case News: On the Trump election litigation trail, the battle may finally be coming to an end as the election challenge after failing in Pennsylvania before the appellate court is heading to SCOTUS; on Thanksgiving the supporters of “decolonization” defaced the U.S. War Memorials in Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington (since millions of Americans born here or naturalized here obviously can’t be deported to the nations of their ancestors, are we looking at massive reparations bills?); Blue are facing intraparty bloodletting with blacks and progressives demanding Biden is not using “identity admission cards” to staff his cabinet with the latest battle to pick Representative Fudge as Secretary of Agriculture to focus on hunger as opposed to rural America where our food is grown; not sure who was responsible but the great news out of Iran is that the number one person behind the success of Iran’s nuclear weapons program has been assassinated ( yet John Brennan has condemned th event); as the COVID-19 vaccine is predicted to start being distributed in the first or second week in December, the CDC is making a prediction we all hope is in error—321,000 deaths by mid December; Portland may be the City of Roses but the part of the flower that seems to be active are the thorns as 10 businesses with reduced police protection were vandalized causing 1000’s of dollars in damages to businesses that are barely holding on due to the the CV pandemic and shut down orders; Amazon which continues to increase its workforce while many businesses are laying thousands of workers off, is facing a Black Friday protest of workers trying to unionize the company; supporters of the 2nd Amendment hope that the deer hear do not learn of the news that in Czechoslovakia a deer hunter’s dog startled deer who charged and hooked the hunter’s rifle and carried it off in his antlers; a CDC panel is going to vote on priority distribution lists that will soon be rolling to the general population.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 25, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,867 of whom 657 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 356 behind Chicago at 301 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 “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby and the Kim Darby Singers with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, the fact that you are not subject to any prepossess issues or advocates and a quote from der philosopher D. K. Kyos on Black Friday, 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. Black Friday—celebrating the day on which retailers with the surge of Christmas sales finally have wiped out their red ink and are now in the black for the rest of the year although this year to achieve that status it will be the task of on line sales as in store sales with the pandemic will be subdued.
2. Native American Heritage Day—created by the President George W. Bush on October 8, 2008 to honor the contributions to our culture and society by Native Americans.
3. 1942 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1942 on this day on a run of 9 weeks was “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby with the Kim Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. Trotter known as “Uncle John” was Crosby’s musical director of Crosby’s radio show, Kraft Music Hall, created the musical score for several Peanuts specials and died of cancer on October 29, 1975 at age 67.
the Domestic Violence in the Music Not Real Life—celebrating the birth
on this day in 1975 of noted rapper Jerome Antonio Stamps better known to his
fans as Bad Azz was found dead in his jail cell at age 43 in Murrieta Hot
Springs, California on November 11, 2019
after being arrested for felony domestic violence several days earlier
On this day in:
a. 1924 the first Macy’s Parade was held in New York City. It was held again this year but without spectators like what we saw when Stanford beat Cal at the 130th Big Game but televised in all its gory.
b. 1945 in yet another example of the fact we are a generous nation, the Cooperative American Remittances for Europe was formed to send CARE food and tool packages to war torn Western Europe.
c. 1973 following the resignation of Spiro Agnew due to tax evasion, the Senate votes 92-3 pursuant to the 25th Amendment to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.
d. 2001 in a we might not be alone moment, the Space Telescope defected the presence of hydrogen on the extrasolar planet Osiris, the first planet to be discovered to possess an atmosphere.
e. 2015 Richard Deere attacked a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, killing 1 police officer and 2 civilians and wounding 9 other persons before surrendering and now is confined to a state mental hospital as he has been adjudged mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Reflections on Black Friday in the Era Of CV Pandemic: “Black Friday Covid 19 is still here, dangerous and killing. It is better and advisable for
you to do your shopping online, rather going to push each other in retailors,
because if there is someone, who is infected. That person might infect lot of
Shops should get websites and sell their products online. Also should make sure that their server can handle lot of traffic, it won’t crush, they should have redundancy , and their server should be able to handle lot of connections without timing out. They should take advantage of influencers and social media to market their product in time before Black Friday.
Make sure you have the best Internet Service Provider, that won’t fail you, because people will be queuing online and those with good internet speed , bandwidth and good ISP providers will be having advantage on the queue. You can upgrade your line just for black Friday then downgrade it. Make sure you get yourself proper ISP that won’t drop connections, that won’t be slow to load pages, that won’t timeout and that wont freeze. Be careful of hackers and scammers when you shop online. Make sure the shop is legit and your banking details are safe.” ― De philosopher D.J. Kyos
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