Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 11, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 781,345 new cases (a 2.11% increase compared to a 2.12% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 71 million to 71,398,157, 20,212,514 of which are active, 51,186,643 of which have been closed with 49,585,448 recoveries (96.87% compared to yesterday’s 96.87%) and 1,600,195 deaths (3.13% compared to yesterday’s 3.13%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages.
CV USA Cases: New cases of 293,663 (a 1.84% increase compared to yesterday’s 1.49% increase) to bring the total over 16 million to 16,277,232 with 6,502,167 active cases of which 27,330 (.42% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (27,219 yesterday which means sadly the peak has not been reached and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend has shifted and is still continuing to go up, and 9,775,065 closures, 302,653 of which have been deaths (3.10% compared to yesterday’s 3.12%) and 9,472,412 of which have been recoveries (96.88% compared to yesterday’s 96.88%). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and is finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and after many months is now .03% lower than the world rate and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 912 ranks behind Belgium (1524), Peru (1100), Italy (1049), Spain (1018), and UK (933 which has now passed us despite leading world in testing), and only slightly worse than Argentina (895), France (881), Mexico (867), Brazil (846), Chile (822) that we recently passed, Bulgaria just added to the list (803); Ecuador (780), Bolivia (767) and Sweden (742) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths and we have now conducted 1,816,422 more tests to bring total to 216,932,939 (now at 653,667/M compared to Russia at 558,804/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 692,791/M).
Non CV Case News: One day after the FDA’s Advisory Panel approved the Pfizer vaccine and maybe with the threat of firing, the FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine for distribution to the American public (Blues like Harris must be eating crow, if they had a conscience which is debatable, after Fauci stressed we have our work cut out to convince the public the vaccine is safe); with 2 justices dissenting, SCOTUS punted and refused to hear the case brought by Texas and joined by numerous states claiming battleground states that Trump lost failed to follow the rules set by their state legislators which could be the nail on the coffin to Trump’s legal attempts to overturn the election due to fraud (Biden going forward will have the shadow on his time in office of however short it will be that a majority of Americans believe the election was fraudulent obtained (wake up call to Reds—same thing will happen in Georgia Senate Run Off unless at minimum poll watchers are in force in really large numbers to prevent the shenanigans that happened in November and refuse to be removed and have court orders in place to prevent a repetition); Senator Feinstein is somewhat mumm on her completing her Senate term after a scathing article on her cognitive decay; will the last Silicon High Tech company leaving California turn out the lights as Oracle jumps on the leave one party state California with its high taxes and high regulations for Texas (hopefully the executives in these companies seeing how ordinary Americans live in Texas might shed some of their left leaning views).
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of December 10, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 4,004 of whom 683 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 still 369 behind Chicago at 314 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 fewer times). As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Singing the Blues” by Guy Mitchell, the fact that your relationships are not procellous and a quote from Adolf Hitler on the American he had just declared war on, 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. National App—created by the C.J. Thompson on December 11, 2017 to acknowledge the utility of apps that populate our smart phones and honor the developers who create them.
2. National Salesperson Day—celebrated on the first Friday in December from 2000 to 2010 and since then on the second Friday in December to honor the accomplishments of salespersons who can make our in store, in person shopping experience so much more efficient and less time consuming. 3. 1956 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1956 on this day on a run of 4 weeks was “Singing the Blues” by Guy Mitchell to join 16 other number 1 songs. Guy was signed by Warner Brothers to be a child actor but quickly branched into singing. A World War II Navy Vet, he was a very popular singer in the 50’s and 60’s and was active in acting and in the business up an to his death at age 72 on July 1,1999 following complications from surgery for cancer. Here’s a recording of him singing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJA8b3esxfE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “procellous” which means stormy which probably describes the relationship between the Reds and Blues in the coming 2 years.
5. Money May Not Buy Happiness--celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of Christina Onassis, the sole daughter of shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who after her brother’s death in 1973 was groomed to take over his business; after his death she fought depression and sleeping pill addiction and the pain of 4 marriages, the longest of which lasted three years and all ended in divorce. She died on November 18, 1988 at age 37 from a heart attack caused by a pulmonary edema, leaving a $250 million estate to her daughter.
On this day in:
a. 1941 in Hitler’s and Mussolini’s biggest mistake in World War II even surpassing the ill fated decision to invade the Soviet Union, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States which reciprocated on the same day to the great joy and relief of Winston Churchill and a beleaguered Britain.
b. 2001 in a move than the U.S. would learn to regret big time, China was admitted into the World Trade Organization.
c. 2006 Mexican President F1lepe Calderon launched what become known as the Mexican Cartel War by authorizing military action against the cartels in the state of Michoacán.
d. 2008 Bernard Madoff’s gigantic Ponzi scheme which had grown to $30 billion came crashing to an end as he was arrested on this day and is now rotting in prison for the rest of his larcenous life.
e. 2017 Akayed Ullah, a Muslim immigrant from Bangladesh who had become radicalized assembled a suicide pipe bomb which fortunately he did a really poor job and it detonated prematurely at a NYC Subway Station, injuring 4 including himself. He was tried, convicted and is now rotting in prison for the rest of his life with no possibility of parole. Predictions by Hitler on what he was facing in dealing with the U.S,. after declaring war on it: “I don’t see much future for the Americans … it’s a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities … everything about the behavior of American society reveals that it’s half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together?” Adolf Hitler in a conversation January 7,1942 Obviously, he was really fatally misinformed.
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