Friday, May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Amnesty International Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not May 28, 2021

        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 169 million at 169,841,439 cases (169,404,850 yesterday), 14,683,144 of which are active, 155,158,288 closed with 151,629,466 recoveries (97.73% and 97.72% yesterday, and 3,528,822 deaths (2.27% and 2.28% 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 33 million at 33,999,993 (33,976,833 yesterday) with 5,690,382 active cases of which 6,561 (6,729) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .12% of active cases and now another blip down to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 22,710), 28,309,611 closed, with 607,732 deaths (2.15% and 2.14% yesterday) and with 27,701,879 recoveries (97.85% and 97.86% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .12% lower than the world rate.
      Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady but slowing climb to 1826 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase barely slowing down and improving slightly to  4.13% of its closed cases have died (3080), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2556), Belgium (2140),  Brazil (2135) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy (Italy (2085), Peru (2061), Poland (1945) and the UK (1873) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and slightly better than Mexico (1711), Spain (1708), Portugal (1674), Argentina (1671), France (1669),  Romania (1578),  Chile (1495), Sweden (1419) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths,  Switzerland (1240), and Bolivia (1211).
      Tests: We have now conducted 477,159,878 tests (now at 1,433,970/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,277,300/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 2,660,296/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 has moved up to 10th on my list of deaths from the pandemic passing Spain at 1711/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 (regardless of number we need no more cases):
                   Guatemala:  Activecases:     12,384     443Deaths/M
                   Honduras:     Activecases:   145,117     623Deaths/M
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:     2,566     343 Deaths/M  
      US Vaccinations: As of 5/28/21 292.1 million doses at 1.50 million per day down from yesterday’s 1.62 million on per day in the last week sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now back to some 4 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 37,874,433 total doses have been given (80.9% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 80.6%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has not moved from  24th out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 42.5% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 40.2% has dropped from 20th to 21st   among the 50 states.  A long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
       Non  CV News: In Leesburg, Virginia, biology has been woked out as elementary school teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross  has been placed on leave for stating the obvious that a biological boy cannot be a biological girl and vice versa (sadly the school’s administration must have forgotten that Junior was only a movie not real life); USA Today needs to change its name to USA Woke Today after without permission of Chelsea Holcomb once known as the “Fastest Girl in Connecticut” and author of an op ed attacking the policy of allowing transgender biological males to compete against women in track events by changing “male” to “transgender” and apologizing for her “hurtful language”; MSNBC whose proper acronym is “More Slanted News of Biased Cack” had leftist hacks Jason Johnson and Susan Del Percio and host Joyless Reid in a ranting troika of inanity that Senator Manchin wanted Blues dead because he opposed ending the filibuster to enable the partisan commission under the control of Pelosi to investigate the events of January 6 in the Capitol; the Lt. Governor of Idaho who is a conservative Republican issued an executive order while the Republican Governor was out of the state at a Governors’ Conference banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings (the percent of Idahoan residents who are vaccinated and who have recovered totals 39% of its population and probably over half of its adult population); MSNBC which seems to be in a race with CNN to see who can fawn the most over Joe Biden was rightfully mocked for a 3 minute piece on Biden’s selection of ice cream for his cone; in another chilling idea that we may not be alone in the galaxy, a video of mysterious UFO’s swarming near the USS Omaha on July 19, 2019 has been leaked in advance of an expected Pentagon report on UFO’s; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. a biotech company will soon be delivering genetically modified farmed salmon that grow to 8-12 pounds in 18 months as opposed to 36 months needed by wild salmon; going pedal to the metal to cut and slash police budgets across the nation, prompting in the case of Minneapolis to seek federal and state help.
      Illegal alien Christhian Rivera was found guilty today of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbets (MSM in a woke fit could not bear to reveal he was an illegal alien only that he was a “farm worker”); Where’s Waldo became the first woman to address a graduation ceremony at a U.S. Military Academy and managed to make a fool out of herself with rants on climate change that had the midshipmen groaning having to put up with this 25th Amendment President wanna-be who will not go to the border to confirm firsthand chaos the Biden immigration and border policies are creating; since even our military has not escaped the woke cancer that is spreading throughout this nation, leave it to the political cartoonist to portray the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day this Monday:                                             

         Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is back to show that through May 27, 2021,  gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1408 persons shot of whom 246 have died.
         As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “SOS” by Rihanna, the fact that you are not guilty of being a rhonchisonant and a quote from Sting on amnesty International, 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 details on the pricing.     
      1. Amnesty International Daycreated by Amnesty International, founded in July of 1961 and celebrated on this day since 1962 to initially promote the release of political prisoners around the world but has evolved to also campaign for human rights, freedom of speech and conscience, abolishment of torture, abolition of the death penalty, reproductive rights and the defense of refugees and migrants.
      2. Death Busters Day—created to promote awareness on the Friday before  Memorial Day that the Memorial Day Weekend is an extremely dangerous and deadly one on the roads and highways as massive numbers of people are driving to locations away from home or attending picnics and barbecues where goodly amounts of alcohol are served.
     3.  2006 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2006 on this day was “SOS” by Rihanna on a run of 3 weeks in that position to join 18 other songs reaching number 1 and 19 other acts achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest. Here is a video recording by Rihanna of “SOS”:  Rihanna, a native of Barbados was discovered in 2003 and skyrocketed to a recording career with a net worth believed to be around $600 million.
      4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “rhonchisonant” which means to make a snorting or snoring sound which is something you would not want to do or have someone you sleep with do.
         5.  No Longer the Mighty Quinn--celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of Irish born  actor Gwen Quinn who emigrated to the United States as a child with his family to have some success as a TV and movie actor but sadly could not overcome his struggles with alcohol and drugs and toward the end of his career struggled with homelessness and came to an end on December 3, 2002 due to a fatal overdose.
         On this day in
        a. 1934 the Dionne Quintuplets 5 identical girls, the world's 1st quintuplets to  survive  infancy, were born two months premature to Oliva and Elizire Dionne near Callander, Ontario.  It is believed that as of December 2019 2 of the quintuplets Annette and Cecile are believed to be still alive.
        b. 1964 the Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded and Yasser Arafat elected as its first president.
         c. 1977 a fire broke out at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky which was occupied by patrons numbering far in excess of its fire code capacity and quickly spread to kill 165 patrons and injure some 200, making it the third deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.
       d. 2002 the last steel girder is removed from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center marking the end of cleanup activities at the site in order that plans to rebuild could then proceed.
        e. 2017 Japanese Takuma Sato, a former Formula One driver, became the first Asian to win the Indy 500.
        Reflections on Amnesty International: “I don't belong to a church or political party or a group of any kind. I feel that Amnesty International is the most civilized organization in history. Its currency is the written word. Its weapon is the letter; that's why I am a member. I believe in its non-violence; I believe in its effectiveness. Its dignity and its sense of commitment. Its focus on individuals and the concentration and tenacity with which they defend those imprisoned for their ideas has earned it the cautious respect of repressive governments throughout the world.” Sting, former lead singer and songwriter of the band Police.

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