Friday, September 24, 2021

Biden's Bridge Disaster at the Border

Certain bridges have been etched in literature or the political sound bites
Arnhem was the “Bridge Too Far” as the Brits were defeated in their Market Garden gamble fight
The Edmund Pettus in Selma on a Sunday with blood was covered red
The Brooklyn Bridge the buyer beware as from a fool his money would be shed
The “Bridge to Nowhere” was Stevens’ 398 million pork bridge to Gravina Island that never went ahead
Chris Cristy’s closing 2 lanes of the George Washington Bridge viewed as a punishment of the mayor of Fort Lee
MSM pounced on him with a “Bridgegate Label” in a politically devastating spree
But the latest bridge to make the news as a political disaster takes the cake
Not the bridge itself but the people under it that are causing voters to realize they made a big mistake
Under the Del Rio International Bridge thousands of illegals mostly Haitians have pitched camp
A glaring example of Biden’s border failures as the number of illegals on an upward ramp
Transparency for the Biden Administration means you can see only what they want you to view
When Fox hired a drone to film the thousands camped out the FAA grounded it so it no longer flew
Majorakis touted the Haitians would be removed and two planes flew a few out
But in the dark of night or away from cameras illegals on busses into the interior continued to mount
Blues are desperate to divert attention from the open border with drugs, trafficking, and bogus asylum claims the rule the day
Racist and inhuman claims for on CBP on horses not whipping the illegals but with their horses blocking their way
Time to ignore such fake news claims and add to the bridge list “Biden’s Bridge Disaster”
Clear photo evidence he is incapable or refuses to illegal alien surge master:
                                                                                
                                                 © September 24, 2021 The Alaskanpoet



September 22, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Business Women's Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 22, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 230 million at 230,672,312 cases,  18,553,393 of which are active, 212,118,919  closed with 207,390,331 recoveries (97.77%), and 4,728,558 deaths (2.23% )to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 43 million at 43,309,557 with 9,737,090 active cases of which 23,740 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decreases despite the  Delta variant to .244 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 5,531, 33,572,467 closures with 698,331 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,874,136 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is still .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2095 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (59365) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.26% of total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.77% of its closed cases have died (3130), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2938),   Brazil (2759) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2507),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2444),   Belgium (2191), Italy (2162), and Mexico (2087) and slightly better than Poland (1998), UK (1985),  Chile (1935), Romania (1879), Spain (1840),  Ecuador newly added to list (1818),  France (1777), Portugal (1765), Bolivia (1573),  Sweden (1451) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1264). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.614% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
              Tests: We have now conducted 626,080,957 tests (1,878,015/M) just passed by France at 2,117,224 who is now 1st  on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 4,316,775/M.
               CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys  that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK  to drop to 10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2079/M with a fatality rate of 8.49% of closed cases and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):
                     Guatemala:  Active Cases:  34,480 Deaths/M 716
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 241,665 Deaths/M 945
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,905 Deaths/M 481   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/21/2021 386.8 million doses,  .764 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 84,684  per day  (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 49,800,281 total doses have been given (86.1%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 82.9%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  not moved from 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 58.1% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.8% and has  not moved  from 15th place as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated.
A  long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
              Non  CV News: in a large dense wildlife refuge where Laundrie abandoned his Mustang, Florida authorities are using dogs and divers to search for him or a body of him; polls on our cognitive disaster president have his approval rating below water and lower than Obama and Bush but still higher than Trump; Biased and Clueless Behar had the inanity to claim the real victim was not Lewinsky but Hillary Clinton who could have become president (I guess the millions in speaking fees and book deals plus even massive more millions for the Clinton Foundation have not allayed her victimhood); Psaki was pressed on her propaganda briefing if Biden has ever been to the Southern border or will go as she spun the narrative of the CBP agents who were using their horses to block illegals from entering the U.S. not whipping them as MSM biased stooges have falsely claimed; DHS Secretary Mayorkas who went on TV to intone that if Haitian refugees arrived by boat they would return is eating crow as the DHS has had to admit that the wave of Haitians that arrived at the Texas border are be transported into the interior with   “promises to appear” (don’t hold your breath Mayorkas); the Massachusetts State Police Union has sued the state over the vaccine mandates of police officers; Ana Navarro of The View  has asserted that Blues of today would have voted to convict Bill Clinton after his impeachment (doubtful after Hillary and her minions have continued to denigrate and blast Monica Lewinsky); kiss the idea of one nation one flag goodbye as the CRT infected school board for Essex Westford  voted to keep the BLM flag flying at the school’s flagpole; Biden remains hell bent on shoving vaccines down the throats of the military as it came out to oppose preventing the issuance of a dishonorable discharge for service personnel who refuse to be vaccinated and opposed any exemptions for religious reasons or the fact that the service person has had and recovered from COVID-
19;   the Iron Curtain of PC and Woke is crashing down at Penn as the school informed students there would be consequences if they did not use the pronounced requested by any student identified with a pronoun; Di Blasio’s public school teachers vaccine mandate has been approved by a state court; 2 Afghan refugees housed at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy have been indicted for sexual abuse one involving a minor ( for our safety’s sake one can only pray that this is only a rare isolated incidence, not a common occurrence due to cultural differences; McDonald’s is trying to make the Earth a Happy Place as it announced that in 2025 its Happy Meals toys will be plastic free; the markets were up today as the Fed announced it likely would begin tapering by the end of this year and that rate hikes could be expected in 2022; with outrage growing over pending vaccine mandates leave it to the political cartoonist to graphically create  the symbolism of the origin of the idea:
      
                                                         

                                                                                                                                                           Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 21, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3422 persons shot of whom 584 have died.
               As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  music recording link to  “Someone Like You”  by Adele, the fact that your children or you have never had serpigo  and  quotes from British Captain Frederick MacKensie and British Captain John Montresor recorded in American Captain William Hull’s journal, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans  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 on pricing.                        1.  National Business Women’s Day—created by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and first celebrated in 1982 on the anniversary of the founding of the ABWA on this day in 1949 to promoted recognition and appreciation of the 1000’s of businesses across the land that are owned by women.
               2.  National Online Recovery Day—created by Lion Rock on July 15, 2020 and first celebrated on this day in 2020 to promote telehealth services as a means of fighting alcohol and drug abuse.
               3. 2010  Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2010 on this day was “Someone Like You” by Adele on  a run in that position of 1 week to join 13 other  songs that achieved number 1 status  and join 8 other acts that  achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Someone Like You” by Adele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0  Adele, a British mezzo-soprano singer songwriter has been performing since 2006 and has sold over 120 million records while gaining 15 Grammy awards and on a roll at age 33.
               4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “serpigo” which means ringworm which is a parent’s worst nightmare for kids in elementary or preschool.
               5.  Fair and Balanced at Fox-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of Neil Cavuto who before joining Fox was a journalist for the Public Broadcasting Service and now hosts on the Fox Business Channel Your World with Neil Cavuto. Neil has been a frequent critic of President Trump.
              On this day in:
              a. 1776 21 year old Captain Nathan Hale having been captured as a spy for the Americans was hanged by the British.
              b. 1823 Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon religion claimed to have found the Golden Plates that God had told him had been buried by the Angel Moroni and were translated by him to create the Book of Mormon.
              c. 1948 Gail Halverson a pilot during the Berlin Airlift started parachuting candy to Berlin children on the flight path to the airport where the Berlin Airlift planes were landing.
              d. 1975 17 days after Lynne “Squeaky” Fromme had tried and failed to assassinate President Ford, Sarah Jane Moore who had been evaluated by the Secret Service as not being a threat and had been stopped a day earlier for having an illegal 44 Magnum and 120 bullets which were confiscated but she was released, from a distance of 40 feet shot with an unfamiliar pistol and missed Ford and as she was raising her arm to shoot again was tackled by a gay former decorated Vietnam War and disabled  Marine Oliver Sipple who grabbed her arm probably saving Ford’s life. She was arrested, pled guilty, was sentenced to life in prison and after serving 32 years was paroled at age 77 and is still alive today at age 91.
          e. 1993 a river barge struck a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama and 8 minutes later Amtrak’s Sunset Limited crossing the bridge derailed into the river, killing 47 people and injuring over  100 in Amtrak’s deadliest accident:                                                      

           Reflections on the execution of Nathan Hale:   “He behaved with great composure and resolution, saying he thought it the duty of every good Officer, to obey any orders given him by his Commander-in-Chief; and desired the Spectators to be at all times prepared to meet death in whatever shape it might appear.” Frederick MacKensie, a British Officer’s Diary.  “On the morning of his execution, my station was near the fatal spot, and I requested the Provost Marshal [William Cunningham] to permit the prisoner to sit in my marquee while he was making the necessary preparations. Captain Hale entered: he was calm, and bore himself with gentle dignity, in the consciousness of rectitude and high intentions. He asked for writing materials, which I furnished him: he wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to a brother officer. He was shortly after summoned to the gallows. But a few persons were around him, yet his characteristic dying words were remembered. He said, 'I only regret, that I have but one life to lose for my country.” From the journal of American Captain William Hull who met British Captain John  Montresor who was present at the hanging (do not be surprised if the Cancel Culture Movement does not try to excise Hale’s last words from the history taught to our children.

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Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 22, 2021       

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 21, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Alzheimer's Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 21, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 229 million at 229,563,517 cases,  18,589,902 of which are active, 210,973,615  closed with 206,264,188 recoveries (97.77%), and 4,709,427 deaths (2.23% )to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 42 million at 42,912,833 with 9,709,614 active cases of which 24,330 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .251 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 4,941, 33,203,219 closures with 692,012 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,511,207 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is still .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2076 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5935) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.26% of total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.77% of its closed cases have died (3129), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2909),   Brazil (2756) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2504),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2443),   Belgium (2188), Italy (2160), and Mexico (2079) and slightly better than Poland (1997), UK (19806),  Chile (1935), Romania (1865), Spain (1836),  Ecuador newly added to list (1818),  France (1773), Portugal (1763), Bolivia (15720),  Sweden (1448) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1261). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.614% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
              Tests: We have now conducted 619,923,111 tests (1,859,603/M) just passed by France at 2,096,319 who is now 1st  on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 4,285,246/M.
               CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys  that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK  to drop to 10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2079/M with a fatality rate of 8.49% of closed cases and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):
                     Guatemala:  Active Cases:  37,771 Deaths/M 712
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 239,901 Deaths/M 940
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,929 Deaths/M 477   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/16/ 2021 383.0 million doses,  .782 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 88,524  per day  (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 49,388,384 total doses have been given (86.5%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  moved from  9th to 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 57.5% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.2% and has  moved down from 15th place to 16th place as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated.
A  long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
              Non  CV News: the autopsy of Gabby Petito has confirmed her death was a homicide and now the FBI and Florida police have shifted to the probable killer, her fiancĂ©e Brian Laundrie who has been missing for several days; Boris Johnson and Biden met at the White House with British and American members of the press present; Johnson took several questions from the British press but Biden trying to conceal his growing cognitive failings refused to take questions from our press (wave goodbye to any claim of transparency); once again the Biden Administration is lying through their teeth with a couple of planes loaded with Haitians flown out to create the false narrative illegals are being deported while bus load after bus load of illegals are being transported into the interior with notices to appear in immigration court (good luck with compliance on that); the House clearing the deck for the trillions Biden wants to spend that we cannot afford have raised the debt ceiling on a straight party line vote 220-211; the progressives flexed their power and funding for Israel’s Iron Dome was scrapped from an emergency funding bill but Majority Leader Hoyer in a go pound sand move announced he will announce a separate bill which one would think all he had to do is walk across the aisle to get more that the votes needed; our dementia afflicted president is looking more and more like a puppet with his aides pulling the strings as we now learn that his aides hustled the press out of the room as his meeting with Boris Johnson ended but also shouted down the questions the press tried to ask; SEC Chairman Gary Gensler opined that he does not see a long term future for crypto currency;  with the CBP overwhelmed by a growing tidal wave of illegals leave it to the political cartoonist to point out graphically the failures of Biden’s immigration policy:
                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                    

                Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 20, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3409 persons shot of whom 582 have died.
               As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  music recording link to  “Teenage Dream”  by Katy Perry, a Sunday sermuncle  and a quote by Pat Summit on Alzheimer’s
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secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans  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 on pricing.
              1.  International Day of Peace—created by the UN in 1981 to promote peace and celebrate the absence of war and violence even if such absence if temporary in the form of a cease fire for humanitarian aid.
              2.  
World Alzheimer’s  Day—clueless of who created this or when but this is a disease the that is the 6th leading killer of Americans, 1 of whom is stricken every 65 seconds and of the top 10 diseases in terms of mortality it is the only one that cannot be treated or prevented and with our population aging is going to place a tremendous strain on our health care system and the family members of the patients.
              3. 2010  Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2010 on this day was “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry on  a run in that position of 2 weeks to join 16 other songs that achieved number 1 status  as 9  acts  achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE    Katy has been performing since 2001 and rose to fame with her second album in 2008 and has gone on to sell 143 million records and going strong at age 36.

              4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sermuncle” which means a short sermon which is often music to churchgoers ears.
              5. 
Torpedoed by the Feds and the Big C-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1903 of Preston Tucker, noted automotive entrepreneur who founded Tucker Motors to design and produce a revolutionary car many of whose features were later incorporated later on by automobile manufacturers called the “Tucker Torpedo.” He ran afoul of the SEC due to his fundraising methods and was prosecuted for securities fraud and acquitted but company was forced into bankruptcy and the car never entered into production. Tucker was a heavy smoker and like so many heavy smokers contracted lung cancer and died way too soon from it on December 26, 1956, at the age of 53.

         On this day in:
          a. 1780 Benedict Arnold’s name became synonymous with traitor as he delivered the plans of West Point to the British.  
          b. 1972 Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines which remained in place until he lost a snap election in 1986 and under strong pressure from President Reagan, fled the country after stealing a reputed $5-10 billion from the Philippine treasury. 
          c. 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as an Associate Justice of SCOTUS.
          d. 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was enacted only to be overturned by SCOTUS less than 10 years later.
          e. 2001 in a chilling reminder that whites do not have a monopoly on racism, white Ross Parker was attacked and killed in an unprovoked attack by 10 British Pakistani youths, 3 of which were convicted and sentenced to life in prison with minimum sentences of 16-18 years.
          Reflections on Alzheimer’s Disease: “Have you ever walked along a shoreline, only to have your footprints washed away? That's what Alzheimer's is like. The waves erase the marks we leave behind, all the sandcastles. Some days are better than others.” Pat Summit, noted woman’s basketball player and coach of the Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee who 8 NCAA finals and held the record when she retired early in 2012 after 38 years  due to early onset Alzheimer’s for most wins at 1098 which was surpassed by Stanford coach Tara van der Vere (1125) and UConn coach Geno Auriemma (1019).
           Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet, and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to 
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

In PA Third Strike for Paying $2 for 1 Bottle of Mountain Dew on a 2 for $3 Price Could Be 7 Years

 For thinking that 2 for $3 meant a price of $1.50 each

And walking off after leaving $2 on the counter ran afoul of PA.'s 3 strike law

Arrested and if convicted for a 3rd strike facing 7 years

Not sure where arrested but in Philadelphia would be released with only promise reappear

Even if the crime were serious like assault or an illegal gun to possess

Why the D.A. filed charges on this pettiness boggles the mind to assess.

In Ralph's in California one often sees signs for 2 $price and one half you have to pay

Or one will see a sale priced sign with note the number of items to buy to get that price on display

This seems total overreach at work

Where is the intent to shortchange the store must be berserk?

If the owner of that store had any sense at all he would see the idea of a theft is amiss

He would ask for the charges to be immediately dismissed

Better yet he would reach out to his fellow shop owners to see if they needed someone to fill a job

May be mistaken and he may be a Mountain Dew sugar addict with no control, but can't be any attempt to rob

© September 21, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

At Her Level of Incompetence Harris Invokes Harris Corollary to Peter Principle and Blames CBP

 

The Peter Principle confirms that people are promoted to their level of incompetence
The Harris corollary is that when reached it is time to go on the blame game offence
Harris has no business being the V.P. other than she is a black female
Every task Biden gave her she could only avoid and fail
Tasked with protecting voting rights and union efforts to organize enhance
She is the task master never seen and neither causes thank God seem to advance
Solving illegal immigration was to be her most important task
If she curbed illegal immigration in the accolades of a grateful nation she would bask
Instead of addressing the root causes of the illegals tidal wave surge
Right before her very eyes as Biden Trump’s successful policies quickly purged
Biden and Harris and the leftist Blues in campaigning touted an open border
Illegals throughout the world heard the message—get here and you are free from a deportation order
The message now advanced almost in whisper like tones that no illegal will hear or believe
Do not come; it’s not the time but the scenes at Del Rio prove only failure has been achieved
200,000 plus a month of illegals caught and then mostly releases with or without a summons to years in the future appear
Not a chance many will show up to learn their amnesty has been denied and into the fabric of this nation have disappeared
Harris points the finger of blame at the overworked and underfunded Customs and Border Patrol
Trying to do their job of achieving a secure border taking on them and their families a severe toll
When Harris points the finger of blame three blame fingers point at her and the thumb points to the Hell where she belongs
Biden’s and her policies are playing this nation’s security, pandemic fight and prosperity swansong
A plea to Kamala Harris
From your inane blame pointing spare us
© September 21, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

September 20, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gibberish Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 20, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 229 million at 229,563,517 cases,  18,589,902 of which are active, 210,973,615  closed with 206,264,188 recoveries (97.77%), and 4,709,427 deaths (2.23% )to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 42 million at 42,912,833 with 9,709,614 active cases of which 24,330 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .251 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 4,941, 33,203,219 closures with 692,012 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,511,207 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is still .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2076 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5935) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.26% of total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.77% of its closed cases have died (3129), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2909),   Brazil (2756) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2504),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2443),   Belgium (2188), Italy (2160), and Mexico (2079) and slightly better than Poland (1997), UK (19806),  Chile (1935), Romania (1865), Spain (1836),  Ecuador newly added to list (1818),  France (1773), Portugal (1763), Bolivia (15720),  Sweden (1448) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1261). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.614% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
              Tests: We have now conducted 619,923,111 tests (1,859,603/M) just passed by France at 2,096,319 who is now 1st  on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 4,285,246/M.
               CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys  that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK  to drop to 10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2079/M with a fatality rate of 8.49% of closed cases and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):
                     Guatemala:  Active Cases:  37,771 Deaths/M 712
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 239,901 Deaths/M 940
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,929 Deaths/M 477   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/16/ 2021 383.0 million doses,  .782 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 88,524  per day  (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 49,388,384 total doses have been given (86.5%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  moved from  9th to 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 57.5% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.2% and has  moved down from 15th place to 16th place as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated.
A  long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
              Non  CV News: Justin Trudeau in a like father like son running as a Liberal had his Liberal Party win the most seats in Canada’s Parliament; maybe even the left like MSNBC is getting tired of the Biden/ Harris ticket’s disaster on the open border as Stephanie Ruhle slams Harris for not being in charge of the open border as Governor Abbot complaints that there are 16,000 illegals waiting to be processed at Del Rio; the autopsy of Gabby Petito is to be performed on Tuesday which hopefully show she was murdered in all likelihood by someone who now is at least a person of interest but more likely a suspect Brian Laundrie who is now missing and nowhere to be seen; the St. Louis couple who waved guns at the BLM protestors who were threatening them and who had broken the gate to get into their gated community are now facing attempts to disbar them; the problems of Evergrande a massive Chinese real estate owner that is trying to avoid default on some $89 billion in debt rattled the market today and it tanked with the Dow losing 614 points; the firestorm over General Milley’s Seven Days in May like calls to a top Chinese general and his attempt to circumvent Trump from gaining any control over our nuclear arsenal was ignored on Sunday by ABC, CNN and NBC; 3 black tourists from Texas tried to enter Carmine’s restaurants in NYC were denied entrance because they lack vaccine cards were arrested for assaulting a waitress which brought out the BLM protestors who claimed having to have proof of vaccines was discriminatory against black people; Psaki after being hammered for the drone strike that killed an Afghan aid worker whose van had containers of water was mocked for trying to conflate Biden’s tragedy of losing his wife and small daughter in an automobile accident years ago and his recent loss of Beau several years ago with the Afghan civilians killed by the drone (kiss the misleading and deceiving lie about “over the horizon capability”; 3 black suspects in SFO have been accused of 70 robberies targeting Asia women because of their belief that they did not use banks; as our border remains in collapse mode, leave it to the political cartoonist to highlight one of the more deadly items coming across:
                                                                                                                  
                   
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 19, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3398 persons shot of whom 579 have died.
               As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  music recording link to  “I Gotta Feeling”  by Black Eyed Peas, that your prospects in life are not sere and a quote on politicians and gibberish by Andrew Rosenthal, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans  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 on pricing.
           1.  National Pepperoni Pizza  Day—celebrating America’s most popular pizza favored by 36% of Americans who consume some 3 billion pizzas a year.
           2.  National Gibberish Day—clueless of who created this or when and since from the mouths of far too many politicians, TV pundits and journalists each and every day why there are not more days to mark the method of speech which consists of nonsense.                          3. 2008 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2008 on this day was “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas on  a run in that position of 14 weeks, the longest running number 1 of 2009 and the 2000’s, to join 12 other songs that achieved number 1 status  and to join 5 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA  Black Eyed Peas is a four singer group of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap.,  Taboo and J. Rey Soul who is one of 11 acts to have both a number 1 and number 2 song in the same year and have sold over 80 million records.
           4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sere” which means threadbare or withered which describes to a tee the nature of Biden’s cognitively challenged presidency.
           5.  Waiting for the Boatman-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of  noted drummer John Panozzo of the rock band Styx who was a heavy drinker and had his drums taken away from him for good on July 16, 1996 by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 47.

         On this day in:
          a. 1780 Benedict Arnold’s name became synonymous with traitor as he delivered the plans of West Point to the British.  
          b. 1972 Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines which remained in place until he lost a snap election in 1986 and under strong pressure from President Reagan, fled the country after stealing a reputed $5-10 billion from the Philippine treasury. 
          c. 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as an Associate Justice of SCOTUS.
          d. 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was enacted only to be overturned by SCOTUS less than 10 years later.
          e. 2001 in a chilling reminder that whites do not have a monopoly on racism, white Ross Parker was attacked and killed in an unprovoked attack by 10 British Pakistani youths 3 of which were convicted and sentenced to life in prison with minimum sentences of 16-18 years.
          Reflections on politicians and gibberish: “In many campaigns, one candidate or another is asked to answer for comments he or she made in the past. The answer is usually gibberish - 'That was a long time ago,' or 'I was trying to say something else.'” - Author: Andrew Rosenthal   Truer words were never spoken.
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Alarm Bells for Biden/Harris As Leftist Ruhle Slams MIA Harris

 

Finally after a basement campaign of Biden’s growing dementia totally ignored
And 8 months of fawning over him as his self-inflicted disasters continuing to soar
Open border crisis at 200,000 + illegals a month coming across
Inflation soaring including gas and 13 dead Americans in a botched withdrawal lost
Americans and Afghan allies in Afghanistan left behind
Vaccine mandates for troops and federal employees  being signed
Of the growing list of disasters the illegal alien surge tops the list
Finally leftist journalists like Ruhle the siren call of an objective free press can no longer resist
She slams Where’s Waldo Harris for being MIA supposedly at work hidden to find root causes that before her eyes exist
The root cause for the illegal immigration surge is that Biden threw Trump immigration policies into the trash
Ended the wall construction, cuffed ICE deportations stay in Mexico before your bogus asylum claims could be heard so illegals walked across no attempt to evade or dash
One moment of objectivity does not an unbiased journalist make
But on Harris thank God slamming her was a step she chose to take
©  September 20, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Fool Proof Way to End the Open Border Position by Biden Administration

 

Ending the flood of illegals the Blues support is not difficult or complex
Does not involve the restart of the Wall construction but a strategy that would prompt a close the border reflex
The root cause of illegal immigration Harris seems inept or unwilling to find
Is so apparent that to fail to see it means she must be blind
The border is open for one reason and one reason only
Any idea by the Blues it is due to humanitarian concerns is pure baloney
Or that somehow legals and illegal aliens want to be joined by more Latinos mostly unskilled
Is a delusional view that is a huge impossible to swallow pill
No, Blues want an open border because they believe
Latinos will vote Blue in large majorities so a permanent rule they will achieve
Reds by hook or by crook must reach out to Latinos with as many good Latino candidates they can muster
Mark this poet’s words that when more and more Latinos vote Red an open border will lose its Blue luster
Strong majorities of Latinos believe in families, religion, pro-life and creating businesses in search of the American dream
Doubt if they support defund the police, Antifa, CRT, BLM’s roots in Marx and should be major targets to join the Red Team
If the border is closed, Latinos shift to Reds and Blacks continue to flee the Blue voter urban plantations
Unless they shed the likes of the Squad that jerks Biden’s chain daily, Blues face growing condemnation
© September 20, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Hypocrisy Rules at the Maskless Emmy's in Defiance of LA Rules

 

Nest to each plates at each table at the Emmy’s should have been a pyrite “H” pin
That was required to be worn while the cameras were focused on the crowd watching to see who would win
And when the winner bounded up to the stage to an award achieve
Camara required to  highlight the “H” pin to mock we are in this together deceive
Our television elite gathered to at mask mandates thumb their collective nose
Despite the fact L.A. County is still in COVID-19 infections, death and hospitalization woes
Hawthorne was enshrined in the hall of literary fame with The Scarlet A
We need a writer who will the hypocrisy of the pyrite H to display
Why pyrite for the “H” when the event was held in the Golden State in L.A.?
Because this Blue Banana Republic State under Newsom has caused the color gold to fade away
Since even the hypocritical out of touch elite still have some remaining  human being traits
We hope this maskless potential super spreader event does not lead to infections as the attendees’ fate
Maybe because Main Street Americans wish for a moment that they too could flaunt the COVID-19 rules
Ratings were up as envious viewers turned in to watch these hypocritical fools
At least this year the Emmys managed not to repeat an award to a disgraced Blue elite
Like Cuomo who resigned to avoid impeachment that would have removed him from his gubernatorial seat
© September 20, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Newsom the Voter Alchemist Won Recall By Turning Elder Into White Face Trump Clone

 

As a governor of California Newsom has been a disaster
But as a voter alchemist he has proven to be the master
In the beginning with Elder and Jennings not able to race and LBGTQ card toss
Against most Red candidates increases the likelihood of a Blue loss
But while the ancient alchemists sought to turn lead into gold
Newsom the voter alchemist’s goal was much more bold
Inject racism front and center into the recall race
Turn an African American into a suprematcist with a white face
Turn him into a white faced clone of Trump
In this Bluest state making it easy for the voters to the recall dump
With $83 million turned a grassroots recall into a false Red power grab
Linked to the 1/6 “insurrection” at the Capitol to a lawful Newsom election nab
Not a word by the alchemist of his record which he or his supporters could not defend
Only the message that a Trump clone we cannot to Sacramento send
Too many of the voters without an objective MSM to force Newsom to his record justify
Ignoring Newsom’s soiled hypocrisy laundry had the wool pulled over their eves
Even failed to see Biden’s cognitive wasteland as he gave Newsom campaign support
Sadly a forgone conclusion that a true golden not pyrite chance to remove came up short
Since the recall effort touched off alarm bells in this Banana Republic that rattled our out of touch Blue elite
Look to them to amend the recall laws to make sure any recall attempt to get on the ballot will go down in defeat
© September 19, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Saturday, September 18, 2021

September 17, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Citizenship and Constitution Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 17, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 228 million at  228,377,752 cases,  18,740,744 of which are active, 209,637,008  closed with 204,944,697 recoveries (97.76%), and 4,692,311 deaths (2.24% to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 42 million at 42,799.907 with 9,679,042 active cases of which 25,156 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .260 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 4,115 , 33,120,865 closures with 690,714 deaths (2.09%) and with 32,430,151 recoveries (97.91%). Our death rate percentage is now .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2072 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5934) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.26% of total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.77% of its closed cases have died (3128), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2898),   Brazil (2751) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2501),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2441),   Belgium (2188), Italy (2158), and slightly better than Mexico (2070), Poland (1997), UK (1976),  Chile (1932), Romania (1853), Spain (1834),  Ecuador newly added to list (1812),  France (1772), Portugal (1761), Bolivia (1570),  Sweden (1448) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1261). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.614% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
              Tests: We have now conducted 617,825,317 tests (1,853,369/M) just passed by France at 2,049,442 who is now 1st  on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 4,242,833/M.
               CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys  that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK  to drop to 10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2067/M with a fatality rate of 8.55% of closed cases and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):
                     Guatemala:  Active Cases:  40,322 Deaths/M 707
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 239,030 Deaths/M 936
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,281 Deaths/M 472   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/16/ 2021 383.0 million doses,  .782 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 88,524  per day  (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 49,388,384 total doses have been given (86.5%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  moved from  9th to 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 57.5% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.2% and has  moved down from 15th place to 16th place as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated.
A  long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
              Non  CV News: Biden is aping the workforce during the pandemic by “working” remotely as once again he is off to Delaware but given his cognitive dysfunctionality doubt he is doing any work on the issues that faced but rather just resting; our vaunted over the horizon capabilities in Afghanistan that the Pentagon touted to minimize the failure of our cut and run botched withdrawal was exposed to be a failed myth as the Pentagon had to admit that the drone strike that “killed an ISIS-K terrorist setting off numerous secondary explosions” was a complete lie killing an aid worker and his 7 children delivering water; Michigan schools are probably failing but at least in Mt. Pleasant Public Schools the teachers must be aspiring stylists who strive to cut hair as they cut a 7 year old biracial girls hair without her parent’s permission to remedy a hair cutting by other bullying students on one side (the father has accused the school of racism and filed a $1,000,000 lawsuit); shaking and baking in California today in a epicenter near Carson with a 4.3 earthquake that caused no significant damage; our self-proclaimed icon of foreign policy experiences has another crisis as the UK and the US evidently persuaded Australia to replace France to supply Australia with a nuclear submarine, prompting France to recall its Ambassador to the United States; Blinken, who like his namesake trio Wynken, Blynken and Nod is asleep at the switch in dreamland, has quietly removed a Facebook post claiming the US would stand with the people of Hong Kong; 2 of Gavin Newsom’s 4 children under the age of 12 have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine; New York’s new Governor Kathy Hochul has released almost 200 prisoners from Rikers Island incarcerated for “technical reasons” involving parole violations (testing positive for drugs and alcohol or missing parole officer appointments doesn’t seem technical giving the offender a get out of jail card); Rachel Maddow, a biased leftist pseudo journalist with 0 objectivity and who was a leading proponent of the false Trump Russian collusion, has given her tongue to a cat on the indictment by Durham of a Clinton lawyer who is charged with lying to the FBI on their probe of the origin of the Russian collusion;  jury has found Robert Durst guilty of 1st degree murder, lying in wait to kill Susan Berman to prevent her from giving testimony that would conflict his alibi over his wife’s disappearance; for those who thought Biden’s strong words on the terrorists involved in the killing of the 13 Americans service persons at the Kabul Airport, leave it to the political cartoonist to reveal the true targets of Biden’s wrath:
                                                                                                                                                                         
         

                Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 15, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3334 persons shot of whom 567 have died.
                 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  music recording link to  “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”  by Soulja Boy, that your life is full of seraphic moments and a quote on Occupy Wall Street by Artur Davis,
secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans  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 on pricing.
              1.  National Concussions Awareness Day—created in 2016 by Brooke Mills, a freshman who suffered a concussion in her freshman year of high school, and observed on the third Friday in September to promote the importance of recognizing the symptoms of a concussion, treating the concussion and enhancing rules and equipment in sports to minimize the incidence of concussions like the rule in football that bans targeting by a player of his head on the head of the other player that results in the ejection of the targeter for 2 halves or portions thereof.
              2.  
Citizenship and Constitution Day—created by Senator Robert Byrd in 2004 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787 and requiring all federal agencies and all schools that receive federal funding to provide education on this day about the Constitution which is sorely needed as one could expect that most students are clueless about the Constitution and why the provisions are what they are and the rights of the citizens it protects.
              3. 2007 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2007 on this day was “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy on  a run in that position of 7 weeks nonconsecutive to join 17 other songs that achieved number 1 status  and to join 7 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII . Soulja Boy was one of the first rappers to market on social media and his number 1 single was the first number 1 single to sell 3 million copies.

              4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “seraphic” which means serene or blissful which does describe the chaos at the border that Biden is responsible for and continues to ignore.
              5. 
Reaching Bottom-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1960 of Canadian singer/songwriter John Bottomley who started with the band Tulpa before launching a solo career in 1990 and won the Juno Award for the Most Promising Male Vocalist in 1992 with his second album. He released 11 albums but sadly suffered from clinical depression and hung himself on April 6, 2011.

         On this day in:
          a. 1849 abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland to begin a career of freeing slaves from their owners via the Underground Railroad. 
          b. 1961 the first stadium with a retractable roof, the Civic Arena, opened in Pittsburgh and the first retraction of the roof occurred at a Carol Burnett show on July 4, 1962.  
          c. 1983 Vanessa Williams became the first African American to be crowned Miss America but resigned  under pressure from the Miss America Pageant Organization near the end of her reign when she learned that  Penthouse would soon be publishing unauthorized nude photos of her. In a better late than never moment in 2016 the head of the Miss America Pageant publicly apologized to her.
          d. 2001 the New York Stock Exchange opened after being closed on 9/11, the longest period of time the it had been closed since the Great Depression.
          e. 2011 The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
          Reflections on the Occupy Wall Street Movement: “When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?” Artur Davis, former Democratic Representative who now has returned to the practice of law and who has been both a Democrat and a Republican and if still a Democrat today has to be one of those very rare moderate Democrats that used to be the backbone of the party.
           Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet, and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History,  poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  
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