Believe It Or Not February 10, 2021
World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with
surging cases now over 107 million at 107,853,095 with 845,307 new cases (a .79%
increase) 25,483,714 of which are active, 82,369,381 closed with 80,004,443
recoveries (97.13% and 97.13% yesterday) and 2,364,938 deaths (2.87% and 2.87%
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 27
million at 27,700,629 with 196,585 new cases (a .71% increase) with 9,586,691
active cases of which 21,018 (.22% of active cases and a decrease now of 8,163
from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition,
18,310,523 closures, 483,200 of which have been deaths (2.64% and 2.65%
yesterday) and 17,827,323 of which have been recoveries (97.36% and 97.35%
yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many
months is now .23% lower than the world rate and now .07% 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 1455 ranks behind Belgium (1848), UK (1686) which had passed us
despite leading world in testing), and Italy (1529) and only slightly worse
than Portugal (1446), Hungary (1384), Bulgaria (1378), Spain (1362), Mexico (1308), Peru (1289),
France (1231), Sweden (1216) that never closed its economy down like we did but
has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in
deaths, Switzerland (1117), Brazil (1101), Argentina (1093), Poland (1050),
Chile (994), and Bolivia (934) and we have now conducted 328,475,246 tests
(now at 988,808/M) compared to Russia at 720,681/M) 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 1,166,903/M.
US Vaccinations: In the U.S. as of 2/10/2021 46 million doses have been given, 1.57 million per day in the last week. In California 4,957,297 total doses have been given (down to 65.2% of doses received), but typical of Newsom’s ineptness and despite the power of growing signatures on his recall petition, California has slightly decreased and is now at 43rd out of 50 in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states. A long way to go to get herd immunity but some improvement relative to other states but still a good reason to recall this inept governor. As of 2/10/2021 in California we have reduced hospitalizations to 11,516/M with COVID-19 patients hospitalized occupying 19.4% of all hospital beds.
CV Case News: The kangaroo court impeachment trial of Ex-President Trump continues
with more edit clips showing the violence and zero link a demonstration planned
in advance and not a the spur of the moment that Blues are trying to pedal;
Tucker deflated the claim that 5 were killed noting that 3 were Trump
supporters who died from medical conditions having nothing to do with the
demonstration, 1 who was an unarmed female Trump supporter shot to death by a
Capitol police under facts that have yet to be made available as to who shot
her and the justification for shooting her and Officer Sicknick who was hit in
the head with a fire extinguisher to return to his office and collapse; Swalwell
who has yet to address the issue of the Chinese spy Fang Fang was in rare rant
form attacking Trump (why this compromised pro Chinese sympathizer is still on
the Intel Committee has to remain a complete mystery to anyone who cares about
good government and our national security; the Bucs celebrated their Super Bowl
victory with a boat parade and Brady passing the Lombardi Trophy from his boat
to Gronkowski following in another celebrant’s boat behind; MSNBC’s Andrea
Mitchell’s blinding bias of Reds must have been in full force and effect as she
slammed Cruz for his attributing his sound and fury quote to Shakespeare
instead as she inanely and wrongly claimed Faulkner (great to see another
“journalist” Jennifer Rubin in supporting Mitchell make the same error); the
City of Roses was once again the City of Riots as protesters tried to break
down the door of the Portland Police Association; the Boss should stick to
singing and leave “poems” to poets as Jeep after learning of his DWI arrest in
New Jersey in November has pulled his ad that aired in Super Bowl LV; Biden has
had a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping and it remains to be seen whether
his concern over issues with China are for real or an omen of his stretching
his hamstrings; Hollywood celebrities who are working and enjoying the good
life and are so removed from the pain workers laid off with no replacement
“Green New Deal” jobs are feeling praised Biden for revoking the permit for the
Keystone XL Pipeline and demanding he also block the Dakota Access Pipeline
(what these idiots do not realize is that we need oil and natural gas to enable
the generation of electricity to power all the EV cars we need to really lower
emissions and in transporting oil and gas it will generated more carbon and
impose great health and safety risks to those living near highways and rail
lines); as Newsom was heckled by recall chanters in Fresno, r here’s the link
to join the final 100,000 signatures to put Newsom on a recall ballot where he
needs to be given his unmitigated ineptness: https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/
Chicago Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com
is back to show that through February 9, 2021,
gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color
in Chicago is alive and well with 313 persons shot of whom 67 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 “Low” by Flo Rida, the fact that you rarely
leave your tasks quab and a quote by Thomas Sowell on weather forecasts and
making bets on them, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any
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1. Umbrella Day—celebrated
a useful item to protect one from the sun and
rain and has been around since 4th Century B.C.
2. Home Warranty Day—created by 2-10 Home Buyers
Warranty in 2016 to educate home buyers and owners on the benefits of a home
warranty to reduce unexpected costs of home acquisition or ownership.
Number One Song—the
number 1 song in 2009 on this day with a run of 2 weeks in that position was “My
Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson to join 12 other number 1 songs.
Here is a recording of Kelly Clarkson singing “My Life Would Suck Without You”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09_1qdkFIA 38 year old Clarkson rose to fame in the first American Idol in 2002 and has been going strong ever since with her
far ranging soprano voice.
of the Day—today’s
word of the day is “quackle” which means to choke or suffocate which describes
most Blues’ taxes and regulations on business to a tee.
5. To Swim Down Hill--celebrating the birth on this
day in 1950 of noted Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz who in the 1972 Munich Olympics
set the Olympic record of winning 7 Gold Medals all in record time which would
last until the 2008 Olympics 36 years later in which Michael Phelps would win 8
Golds and break his record.
On this day in:
a. 1933 Primo Carnera in
the 13th round of his fight with Ernest Schaaf knocked him out and
he died 4 days later.
b. 1954 President
Dwight Eisenhower had the foresight to warn against military intervention in
Vietnam to assist the French fighting the Viet Minh.
c. 1967 the amendment to the Constitution
that Biden given his fading mental faculties should fear, the 25th
which sets forth a procedure to be followed in the president is incapable of
fulfilling his duties was ratified.
d. 1989 Ron Brown the new
Democratic Party Chairman became the first African American to be elected as
leader of a major political party.
e. 2009 reaffirming that space is a
crowded apace two Russian communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided
with each other and destroyed themselves.
Reflections on the FBI’s considerations
on using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump: “Trying to
use the 25th Amendment to try and circumvent the Election is a despicable act
of unconstitutional power grabbing...which happens in third world countries.
You have to obey the law. This is an attack on our system & Constitution."
Alan Dershowitz, noted Harvard Law Professor Emeritus and Constitutional
scholar. The same observation would apply to Pelosi’s misguided attempt to use
the 25th if Trump did not resign after the storming of the Capitol
on January 6, 2021.
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