Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Sanctity of Life Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not January 24, 2021

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with surging cases now nearing 100 million at 99,732,581 with 434,438 new cases (a .44% increase) 25,881,887 of which are active, 73,850,694 closed with 71,714,828 recoveries (97.11% and 97.10% yesterday) and 2,137,893 deaths (2.89% and 2.90% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.

      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 25 million at 25,566,185 with 123,910 new cases (a .48%% increase) with 9,854,020 active cases of which 26,540 (.27% of active cases and a decrease now of 2,731 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition, 15,836,075 closures, 429,328 of which have been deaths (2.71% and 2.71% yesterday) and 15,330,363 of which have been recoveries (97.29% and 97.29% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .18% lower than the world rate and .09% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here  and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1293 ranks behind Belgium (1784), UK (1438) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Italy (1415) and only slightly worse than Bulgaria (1275), Hungary (1241),  Peru (1192), Spain (1186), Mexico (1149), France (1118), Sweden (1086) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Switzerland (1043), Argentina (1031), Portugal (1028), Brazil (1017),  Chile (934), and Bolivia (844) and we have now conducted  298,986,744 tests (now at 900,282/M compared to Russia at 680,276 as we are conducting  more tests in number and 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 off the testing charts with tests at 987,410/M. In the U.S. as of 1/24/2021 24.2 million doses have been given, 1.16 million per day in the last week. In California 2,231,811 total doses given but typical of Newsom’s ineptness, California has slightly improved but still ranks 45th out of 50 in the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the state (43.7%). A long way to go to get herd immunity but a start but still a good reason to recall this inept governor.

      Non CV Case News: The New York Times cannot stop wallowing in Biden praise as it makes the claim that he is the most religious observant president in modern times (even as Catholic Bishops condemn him as a “Catholic” for his support of abortion); the Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes are heading to the Super Bowl to face the Tampa Buccaneers lead by Tom Brady who will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl Game with 6 prior wins in a battle of experience versus age quarterbacks; in Biden’s mind the danger from CV trumps danger from jihadists as he has rescinded Trump’s Muslim ban but instituted it to cover non Americans entering from Britain, Europe and South Africa; Biden has signed an executive order requiring the federal government to reimburse Feces City for its housing of the homeless in motels and hotels; Pelosi has shown that repeated Botox injections must adversely affect memory as she conveniently has forgotten her praise of union members who violently stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol to protest Governor Walker’s attempt to reign in public sector  union powers that were bankrupting the state’s pension plans; the Republican Senators are recovering their senses to oppose the impeachment of ex-President Trump (how does the Senate have the right to try a President to remove him when he is no longer in office and why other than pure animus and fear he will run in 2024 and decimate whomever they put up without a virus pandemic to help them);; the recall Gavin Newsom movement continues to gather signatures over 1.2 million and enhanced by his failed policies the latest of which is the disaster or a vaccine rollout, ranking 45TH in terms of the percentage of vaccines received actually administered and is fortunately moving forward to the required goal of 1.5 million.

          Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: is back to show that through January 23, 2021,  gun violence involving persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 198 persons shot of whom 43 have died.

As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Black and White” by Michael Jackson, the  fact that your pets receive pulicide when needed and a quote by Mother Teresa on abortions, 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 the details on the pricing.

         1. National Sanctity of Human Life Day—created Ronald Reagan in 1984 to promote the sanctity of human life which is destroyed by abortion and is celebrated on the Sunday closest to January 22, the day the landmark decision of SCOTUS was decided legalizing abortion.

          2. Beer Can Appreciation Day—celebrating this day on 1934 that Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale began to be sold in cans as opposed to only bottles to the joy of the large beer drinking public

          3. 1992 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1992 on this day with a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Black or White” by Michael Jackson to join 11 other number 1 songs. Here is a recording of Michael Jackson singing “Black or White.”

         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pulicide” which means flea killer which is something any pet owner should never run of.

5.  Double Probation—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1949 of comedian and one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live when the skits were really hilarious and who went on to star in such comedy classics as the Blues Brothers, Animal House, Neighbors and 1941. Sadly Belushi struggled with heroin and cocaine and died of an accidental overdose of heroin and cocaine along with alcohol on March 5, 1982 which was administered to him by Catherine Evelyn Smith who served 15 months in prison for her role in Belushi’s death.

On this day in:

a. 1948 James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in California and the California Gold Rush was on to the dismay of Mexico and the Native Americans that lived there.

          b. 1961 a B-52 on a training flight broke up near Goldsboro, North Carolina, dropping two H-Bombs which never exploded but only one was ever recovered.

c. 1978 a Soviet satellite Kosmos 954 with a nuclear reactor aboard of power burned up upon reentry over the Northwest Territories, scattering nuclear material over a wide area, only 1 percent of which was recovered.

d. 1989 serial killer Ted Bundy who confessed to over 30 killers but the total is believed to be much higher was finally executed in the electric chair in Florida.  
          e. 2003 the Department of Homeland Security officially began operations.

Reflections on abortion, an issue that stokes more passions for it and against it than probably any issue this nation has ever faced: ““I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is 'Abortion', because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, 'Murder' by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love... And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts...”Mother Teresa

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