Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 4, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 132 million at 132,293,589 cases (126,652,389 on 3/25,2021), 22,891,916 which are active, 109,401,673 closed (104,851,468 on 3/25,2021) with 106,531,480 (102,073,196 on 3,25/2021) recoveries (97.38% and 97.35% on 3/25/2021) and 2,870,193 (2,778,272 deaths (2.62% and 2.65% 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 31 million at 31,471,399 (30,874,323 on 3/25/2021) with 6,898,479 active cases (7,019,302 on 3/25/2021 active cases of which 8,722 (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (.13% of active cases and with slight increase of 3/25/2021 and now a decrease of 20,549 from a peak of 29,271 on December 31) are in serious or critical condition, 24,572,920 (23,825,021 on 3/25/2021), closed, with 569,039 (561,030 on 3/25/2021) deaths (2.32% and 2.35% on 3/25/2021) and with 24,003,881 (23,263,991 on 3/25/2021) recoveries (97.68% and 97.65 on 3/25/2021) yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .30% lower than the world rate and now .10% 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 1712 ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 (2274), Belgium (1993), Bulgaria (1967), (1993), UK (1861) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Italy (1843), and only slightly worse than Portugal (1660), Spain (1620), Peru (1587), Mexico (1571), France (1482), Brazil (1551), Poland (1455), Sweden (1330) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Argentina (1235), Switzerland (1190), Chile (1231), and Bolivia (1045). We have now conducted 410,359,109 tests (now at 1,234,260/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,030,731/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 1,871,876/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 9th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1571/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:
Guatemala: Active cases: 8,592
Honduras: Active cases: 112,614 Deaths/M 463
El Salvador: Active cases: 761 Deaths/M 312
US Vaccinations: As of 4/5/2021 167 million
doses have been given, 3.05 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 20,309,146 total doses have been given (80.2%
of doses received to almost equal the U.S. average of 80.4%), but with the
pressure of a certain recall coming endangering Newsom, California has is tied
with 2 other states at 29th out of 50 in terms of the percentage of
doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 18.1%%
of its population fully vaccinated has moved up from 41st to 40th
of 41st 50 states in
terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated in terms of percentage of
residents 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
Non CV Case News: The unbeaten season for Gonzaga came to an end as Baylor beat them 86-70 to win its first NCAA Championship; the MLB All Star Game which was supposed to be played in Atlanta and was moved because of false claims of voter suppression in the new Georgia voter election law and will now be played in Denver at Coors Field (fortunately the PC Woke Warriors must have been told by the PGA to pound sand as the Masters in Augusta, Georgia will tee off starting this Thursday and leftist CBS must have found some spine as it will broadcast the event); the move out of Atlanta of the game will have an adverse economic impact of $100 million and wanna-be governor Stacy Abrams must be eating crow and Psaki today seemed to waffle on the issue of whether Biden supported the move as she indicated Biden supported MLB rights to make the decision not whether he supported it; on The View McCain and Goldberg got into a spat over the hypocrisy of the MLB doing business with a Communist Party company that dropped Houston Rockets NBA games because its GM supported a Hong Kong prodemocracy movement; in a tale of two polls, Biden is getting a 73 % approval rating over his handling of the CV pandemic but on immigration and the border security he is receiving 56% and 55% disapproval ratings respectively; the Cack Biased System was spreading it thick on “60 Minutes” for deceptively deleting Governor De Santis’ response to the charge that he allowed 2 pharmacy outlets to vaccinate for COVID-19 in exchange for a campaign contribution; Stelter at the Cack News Network was in true Helter Skelter mode after obsessing for 4 years over any Pinocchio’s received by Trump, made no mention on the 4 Pinocchio’s received by Biden over his false characterization of the Georgia election law reforms; Harris our new immigration czar has gone MIA probably due to more pressing concerns over furnishing of her new residence; 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 MLB guzzles the Woke propaganda on Georgia’s new election laws, leave it to the political cartoonist to capture their drunken Woke binge: https://www..com foxnews /politics/cartoons-slideshow.
Chicago Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com is back to show that through April 4, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 784 persons shot of whom 144 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 “Tequila” by The Champs, your behavior is free from rannygazoo acts and a quote from General Mark Clark on the benefits of the CCC, 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. National Flash
by USB Direct in 2018 and celebrated on this day since 2019 to commemorate
those handy devices to store and save data.
2. White House Easter Egg Roll—created by President Rutherford B. Hayes on April 22, 1878 and celebrated on the Monday after Easter on the South Lawn or in the White House with some brief interruptions due to wars or renovations and sadly a victim of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.
3. 1958 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1958 on this day with a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Tequila” by The Champs to share number 1 status with 17 other songs that year. Here is a recording of “Tequila “ by The Champs appearing on American Bandstand, hosted by a very young looking Dick Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyl7GP_VMJY The Champs were a rock and roll band, Chicano rock and Tex-Mex ha band active from 1957-1965 and resurrected by Dave Burgess in 2020 with different members; the band was named after Gene Autrey’s horse Champion and the song was a Side B record that sold over a million copies.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “rannygazoo” which means foolish nonsense which describes to a tee the bulk of what we hear coming out of the Swamp.
5. No Higher Devotion—celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Michael W. Mansoor, a Medal of Honor Winner Navy Seal, who threw himself on a grenade tossed by an insurgent that landed near him and some fellow Seals and Iraqi soldiers on a rooftop in Ramadi on September 29, 2006 killing him but saving from death and injury those near the exploding grenade.
On this day in:
a. 1933 as The Great Depression was gathering momentum President Roosevelt signed 2 Executive Orders, 6101 and 6102 creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and banning the possession of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion and Gold Certificates by U.S. citizens.
b. 1956 Fidel Castro declared he was at war with Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who, with Castro’s rebel army approaching Havana, fled the country on January 1, 1959.
1969 two days of protests and parades against the Vietnam War began in Los
Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and several other cities.
d. 1985 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 1311, an EMB 120, crashed near Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard, including former Senator John Tower and Space Shuttle astronaut Sonny Carter.
e. 1999 in an example that the wheels of justice move albeit slowly sometimes as 2 Libyans are handed over for trial in the Netherlands for the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed all 270 aboard.
Reflections on the Civilian Conservation Corps: “In my way of thinking, the CCC was a monumental success in saving the youth of the 1930’s…endowing the individual CCC enrollee with a feeling of dignity, for he was giving his Country an honorable and worthwhile return for what it was doing for him and for his family economically-such a stark contrast to the shameful, character-robbing Welfare Programs on today.” General Mark W. Clark
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