Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 14, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 1387 million at 138,826,004 cases (137,934,045 yesterday), 24,232,186 of which are active, 114,593,818 closed with 111,608,393 recoveries (97.39% and 97.39% yesterday and 2,985,425 deaths (2.61% and 2.61% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 32 million at 32,149,223 (31,061,286
yesterday) with 6,874,970 active cases of which 9,676 (9,430 yesterday and
8,599 on 3/25/2021) (still .14% of active cases and now for the last 9 days an increase
to reduce the decrease from the peak of 29,271 on 12/31/2020 to 19,595 are in serious
or critical condition, 25,274,253 closed, with 578,092 deaths (2.29% and
2.29% yesterday) and with 24,696,161 recoveries (97.71% and 97.71% yesterday).
Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is
now .32% lower than the world rate and now .04% 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, one of which J&J is on hold.
Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on
a steady climb to 1738 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 (2517487),
Bulgaria (2153), Belgium (2026), Italy (1913), and UK (1865) which
had passed us despite leading world in testing), and only slightly
worse than Brazil (1694), Peru (1674), Portugal (1664), Spain (1646), Mexico (1622), Poland (1585), France (1526), Sweden
(1352) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been
experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Argentina (1286), Chile (1276),
Switzerland (1205), and Bolivia (1059).
Tests: We have now conducted 423,439,379 tests (now at 1,273,399/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,078,516/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 as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,033,366/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 is 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1622/M 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:
cases: 12,144 Deaths/M
Honduras: Active cases: 115,750 Deaths/M 486
El Salvador: Active cases: 1,563 Deaths/M 316
US Vaccinations: As
of 4/14/2021 192 million doses have been given, 3.35 million per day in the
last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us
now reduced to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which
many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 23,721,226
total doses have been given (76.9% of doses received to near the
U.S. average of 77.6%), but even with the pressure of a certain recall coming
endangering Newsom, California has barely risen from 30th to 28th
of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a
percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 22% of its population fully
vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 23.1% has moved slightly up from 38th tied with Nevada 36th
tied with Nevada in terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated. A long
way to go to get herd immunity and lagging 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 and hypocritical governor.
Non CV Case News: Officer Kim Porter was
arrested on 2nd Degree Manslaughter and released on $100,000 bail (the
same amount Wright posted following his arrest for armed robbery and assault in
2019 which was revoked for having a gun and not staying in touch with probation
leading to his resisting arrest and death); Brooklyn Center’s Mayor Mike Elliot
who is black instead of trying to claim tensions ordered a thin blue line flay
removed from the police and then proceeded to intone cops don’t need guns to
make traffic stops (must have had a senior moment to not know of the hundreds of
the hundreds of cops over the years killed in making “routine” traffic stops); Hannity
had a demonstrator on his show who was justifying throwing deadly objects at
police, called Porter’s killing Wright an “act of war” and was outraged she was
able to post bail (bail is supposed to insure appearance and we have a better
chance of winning the Powerball than her not appearing for trial); Senator
Kennedy is doing what too many on the left are not urging the public to remain
calm until all the facts are in; in what must have surprised the reporters on
the Cack News Network given their sympathetic stance toward BLM, several of
them covering a demonstration against the killing of Daunte Wright were chased
by demonstrators hurling objects at them forcing them to leave.
As the border surges continues and it is
SRO at border detention facilities Governor Noem announced South Dakota will
not take in any illegals the feds want to deposit in their state; Blues have announced
they will introduce legislation to pack SCOTUS by increasing the size of SCOTUS
to 13 and it will be a safe bet that those 4 additional judges will be of the
leftist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals genre; on the vaccine front not
helped by the news of the pause in J&J’s rollout of its vaccine due to
reports of clotting and 1 death, 20% of Americans have indicated they are not
going to be vaccinated; Biden has announced that after speaking with Bush and
Obama but obviously not Trump that he is withdrawing all U.S. forces in
Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, ending our war there for 20 years; it may be
a pipe dream, but it appears that Blues in NYC are switching over to the Reds,
tired of De Blasio’s ineptness and CV over the top responses; with Niki Haley
as UN Ambassador we were blessed with a staunch America First diplomat willing
and able to confront our foreign enemies but with her successor Linda
Thomas-Green we are burdened with the tired old rant that we are a racist nation
with white supremacy weaved through our founding documents and principles; it
looks like Biden is going to lower the sanctions boom on Russia for its massive
hacking of federal computers.
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/; as Marxist head of BLM regales in her 4th home of $1.4 million, look to the political cartoonist to more accurately portray hypocrisy of the two leftists trying be the biggest hypocrite:
Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com is back to show that through April 132,
2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of
color in Chicago is alive and well with 899 persons shot of whom 163 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 “Happy Together” by The Turtles, that you are not a recreant person and a quote Bernard Rush on slavery, 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. Ex-Spouse Day--created
by the Reverend Ronald Coleman and celebrated on this day since 1987 as a day
to promote healing of the scars caused by divorce especially when children are
involved and the custodial parent practices Parent Alienation Syndrome 24/7
against the noncustodial spouse. Since some 50 percent of marriages end in
divorce many married individuals will have a chance to observe this day and
hopefully restore bridges to regain an amicable relationship which will drive
divorce lawyers crazy as their fee income will shrink.
2. National Pathology Assistants Day—the profession of pathology assistant was created in 1969 and
the American Association of Pathology Assistants was formed in 1972 and its
first convention held in 1974 to promote awareness of the done by PA’s in
forensic science and to improve the standards of PA’s to better meet the needs
of those needing or requiring a pathology report.
3. 1967 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1967 on this day with a run of 3 weeks
in that position was “Happy Together” by The Turtles to share number 1 status
with 18 other songs that year and 7 other acts that had their first number 1
songi. Here is a recording by The Turtles performing “Happy Together”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRCe5L1imxg The Turtles were an
American rock band that was formed by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan in 1965 and
had good success until it disbanded for the members to pursue separate careers.
4. Word of the Day—today’s
word of the day is “recreant” which means craven, cowardly which describes to a
tee the behavior of our politicians in dealing with our immigration chaos.
5. Even on a Horse Hard to Outrun Drug—celebrating the birth on this day in 1987 of Michael Base, an
up-and-coming jockey who was the leading rider at Del Mar and Hollywood Park in
2007, but was found dead for a drug overdose inside his Cadillac Escalade outside
the stable area at Churchill Downs on May 10, 2011 at age 24.
On this day in:
a. 1775 in this nation so accused of systematic racism, Benjamin
Franklin and Bernard Rush founded the colonies’ first abolition society, the
Abolition Society for the Relief of Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage.
1870 the New York City Museum of Metropolitan Art was founded.
1988 the Soviet Union in a ceremony at Geneva pledged to withdraw its forces
from its “Vietnam” in Afghanistan which it did.
d. 2003 U.S. forces captured Abu Abbas, the
leaded of the PLO group that hijacked the MV Achille Lauro and killed disabled
Jewish-American passenger and threw his body overboard; sadly Abass cheated
hanging by dying of natural causes while in custody.
276 girls at a school in Chibok, Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram and sadly
only some 50 escaped from the trucks leading them away and 100 were ultimately
released and the others were sold into marriage or have died.
Reflections on slavery from a Founding Father
and co-founder of the first abolitionist society in the Colonies: “Slavery is
so foreign to the human mind that the moral faculties, as well of those of the
understanding, are debased and rendered torpid by it. All of the vices charged
upon the negroes of the southern colonies and West Indies…are the genuine
offspring of slavery and serve as an argument to prove they [African Americans]
were not intended by Providence for it.” Bernard Rush
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