Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 12, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 119 million at 119,584,822 with 539,387 new cases (a .45% increase) 20,697,836 which are active, 98,886,986 closed with 96,236,460 recoveries (97.32% and 97.28% yesterday) and 2,650,236 deaths (2.68% and 2.72% 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 nearing 30 million at 29,989,883 with 80,368 new cases (a .27% increase) with 7,415,165 active cases of which 11,759 (.16% of active cases and back to daily decreases and a now a decrease now of 17,512 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition, 22,574,718 closures, 545,358 of which have been deaths (2.42% and 2.56% yesterday) and 22,029,360 of which have been recoveries (97.58% and 97.44% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .26% lower than the world rate and now .15% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here but at least has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3 and on a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1641 ranks behind Belgium (1924), UK (1840) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), Hungary (1724), and Italy (1682), and only slightly worse than Portugal (1636), Bulgaria (1620), Spain (1545), Mexico (1487), Peru (1456), France (1379), Sweden (1296) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a rapid rise in deaths, Brazil (1289), Poland (1236), Argentina (1178) Switzerland (1162), Chile (1115), and Bolivia (1010) and we have now conducted 376,068,767 tests (now at 1,131,537/M) compared to number 2 now France at 863,827/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 1,512,519/M.
US Vaccinations: In the U.S. as of 3/12/2021 101 million doses have been given, 2.30 million per day in the last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 5 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 11,428,034 total doses have been given (71.2% of doses received to again remain below U.S. average of 75.8%), but even with the pressure of more than 1.95 million recall signatures have been turned in, California has dropped from 42nd to 45th out of 50 in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 9.1% of its population fully vaccinated is tied for 48th place with Tennessee in percentage of residents fully vaccinated. A long way to go to get herd immunity and lagging behind in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and percentage of population vaccinated compared to other states and a great reason to recall this inept governor. As of 3/7/2021 the COVID Tracking Project stopped tracking hospitalization data from the states so California’s data will no longer appear.
Non CV Case News: Finally New York’s 2 Blue Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have joined the cry that Cuomo needs to resign as Little Fredo’s Cack News Network remains somewhat incapable of airing the accusers of Cuomo’s sexual harassment (Al Franken must be wondering what took Gillibrand so long to leave Cuomo’s sinking ship); Portland which had another riot as the ANTIFA mob was out trying to burn down the federal court house because the mayor had the temerity to propose a $2 million call back for the police after homicides in Portland are off the charts; the NYT needs to change its masthead to “All the News a Biased Rag Can Print” as on of its columnists Rachel Cohen praises the pandemic and its over 500,000 deaths for making it possible to implement radical programs like preventing utility shutdowns for non billing payment and releasing criminals from prisons and jails (so typical of the left that deaths of over 500,000 innocents are mere to be dismissed bumps in the road on their path to change America); Sen. Feinstein’s mental erosion is once again on display with her new “assault” weapons ban that is oblivious to the rise in urban shootings as men of color other men and bystanders kill (to her the 2nd Amendment is a speed bump to disarm law abiding citizens to be ignored); Jake Tapper whose any vestige of objectivity has long since been flushed down the crapper somehow found the temerity to tweet about the 6th woman’s groping allegations (Jake both feet in the water and become a reporter and report the news on Cuomo or exit the business!); Elizabeth Holmes’ trial on securities fraud in Theranos will be postponed due to her expected delivery date July until August 31; backers of a recall effort for L.A. DA Gascon have formally started the process and have started the 160 day clock to obtain 580,000 signatures of registered voters to place a recall on the ballot https://recallgeorgegascon.com/; while Biden seems to be in a full on increasing mental fade, leave it to a political cartoonist to reveal the hypocrisy of the MSM and Blues on the caging of minors at the border: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cartoons-slideshow: although 80% of the recall Newsom signatures have been verified and 1.95 million signatures have been collected, signature drive continues to insure a recall in the event that any of the 1.5 million signatures already received are not valid to insure Newsom is put 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 March 11, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 537 persons shot of whom 102 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 “Managua Nicaragua” by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra with Stuart Wade, the fact that your pronouncements rarely produce a quotha from listeners and a quote by one of the largest swindlers of all times Bernie Madoff on money in politics, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Mother’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. World Day Against Cyber Censorship—created by Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders on this day in 2008 to fight against censorship on the internet which sadly is in full force and effect by social media giants like Twitter and Facebook against conservative voices in a more destructive way than government could ever imagine.
2. Working Moms Day—founded by Working Moms of Milwaukee on December 17, 2019 and first celebrated on this day in 2020 to promote awareness for means of support and resources to deal with the issues working moms face especially when teachers’ unions have held public schools hostage and fought against reopening them for in class instruction.
3. 1947 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1947 on this day with a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Managua Nicaragua” by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra with Stuart Wade to share number 1 status with 10 other songs that year. Here is a recording of “Managua Nicaragua” by Freddy Miller and His Orchestra with Stuart Wade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5nzolCUeLg
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “quotha” which means an expression of surprise or contempt which might describe your responses after hearing Biden’s lapses and gaffes.
5. A Bain on Reds Who Despise RINOs—celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of Mitt Romney who made a fortune with Bain Capital, saved the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, became a Governor of Massachusetts, ran a pathetic campaign against Obama 2012 and lost and returned to the Senate as the Junior Senator from Utah in 2019 and remained during the Trump Administration a thorn in his side.
On this day in:
a. 1933 President Roosevelt made his first address to the nation during the Great Depression in a series of subsequent radio addresses that would be known as the “fireside chats.”
b. 1989 Sir Tim Berniers-Lee submitted his proposal for a worldwide information sharing system that would develop into the World Wide Web.
c. 2009 Financier Bernie Madoff pled guilty to one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Wall Street history mounting to near $100 billion and on June 29, 2009 was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison and is now rotting in a federal penitentiary and has had his pleas filed in December, 2019 for compassionate relief due to kidney disease which is claimed to be terminal denied in 2020.
d. 2011 A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, contaminating a large area including ground water and leading to the decommissioning of the other reactors in the site.
e. 2020 President Trump suspended travel from Europe due to the CV pandemic for which he was attacked as being xenophobic.
Reflections on the influence of money in politics from the Ponzi Scheme master who must have contributed millions to politicians to keep the heat from swindling off him: “I basically think everybody would be better off … if people weren’t able to exert so much influence on politicians with money. Politicians themselves would probably prefer not to deal with them—both begging for and being beholden.” Bernie Madoff.
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 Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
© March 12, 2021 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire
Poet Extraordinaire, Beyond Compare
A Unique Gift, All Recipients to Receive a Lasting Gift