Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 15, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV
pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year
with cases now over 177 million at 177,191,404 cases (176,910,451
yesterday), 11,873,302 of which are active, 165,318,102 closed with 161,485,952
recoveries (97.68% and 97.68% yesterday, and 3,832,150 deaths (2.32% and 2.32%
yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased
recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips,
CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,335,482 (34,328,781 yesterday) with 5,282,445 active cases of which 4,403 (4,440) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .083% of active cases and now a significant reduction to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 24,868, 29,053,528 closed, with 615,270 deaths (2.12% and 2.12% yesterday) and with 28,438,258 recoveries (97.88% and 97.88% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .20% lower than the world’s death rate.
On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slowing climb to 1848 the U.S. ranks
behind Peru (5655) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths
previously unmatched which may be a change in the method of reporting; Hungary
the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase
now slowing down and improving slightly to 3.93% of its closed cases
have died (3106), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2597), Brazil
(2282) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us
and Italy, Belgium (2156), (Italy (2105), Poland (1974) and the UK (1875) which
had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely
increasing), and Argentina (1887), and slightly better than Mexico (1768),
Spain (1721), France (1689), Portugal (1677), Romania (1672), Chile (1602), Sweden (1431) that never closed its economy down like
we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Bolivia (1321)
and Switzerland (1247). Tests:
We have now conducted 495,257,573 tests (now at 1,487,932/M) compared to number
2 now France at 1,365,761/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
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 down to 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic having been passed by Argentina at 1768/M with a death rate of 10.53% of closed cases 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):
Cases: 16,391 Deaths/M 464
Honduras: Active Cases: 152,138 Deaths/M 662
El Salvador: Active cases: 2,897 Deaths/M 354
US Vaccinations: As of 6/14/21 310.6
million doses finally after decreasing for several days falling to below 1
million to decrease from 1.14 million per day to 1.11 million which means if
the rate does not increase it will take us now down to some 5 months to have
75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop
herd immunity. In California 40,236,460 total doses have been given (84.1% of
doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but even with the pressure
of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term,
California has moved up barely from 25th to 24th of the 50 states in terms
of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to
the states and at 46.6% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S.
average of 43.7% has moved from 20th
to 19th 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: Maybe in an attempt to tout its diversity the Fairfax County School Board picked its lone Muslim member Ambrar Omeish to deliver a graduation speech where warned students they were entering a world marred by racism and individualism (haven’t read it but given the fact that her father was active at a mosque attended by 2 the 911 hijackers, Fort Hood shooter Hasan and radical imam Anwar Al-Awlaki it was probably more like a call to jihad); in another reason not that it is needed for Reds to retake the House, Kevin McCarthy has vowed a day of reckoning for Illan Omar (as expected Pelosi’s Puppets blocked Red attempts to have her removed from her committees); Facebook wanted to use a song by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd “Just Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” and Waters replied to Zuckerberg to profanely in essence to pound sand, calling him a “little pr**k”; in an example of the leftist drumbeat of systematic racism and white supremacy effects police have arrested felon Justin Tyran Roberts for targeting 5 whites and shooting them multiple times in five states (his mug picture is a photo of pure hate):
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through June 14, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1686 persons shot of whom 291 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 “Butter” by BTS, the fact that you do not experience rookery in your daily life, and a quote from Eric Bibler on wind energy, 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 pricing.
1. World Wind Day—created by the European Wind and the Global Wind Energy Council in 2007 to the bane of birds that have a proclivity to fly into wind turbines and be killed to promote the generation of electricity by wind turbines which now produce some 8.4 % of utility scale electricity in the U.S. in 2020.
2. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—created on this day in 2006 by the International Federation for the Prevention of Elder Abuse to promote awareness of mental and physical abuse of seniors destroying the quality of their Golden Years by their relatives and institutions that are supposed to care for them and promote prosecution of those who commit abuse.
3. 2021 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2021 on this day was “Butter” by BTS on a current run of 3 weeks in that position to join 11 other songs reaching number 1 as 6 acts have achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest. Here is a video recording by BTS of “Butter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMweEpGlu_U.
4. Word of the Day—-the word for today is “rookery” which means a state of confusion which describes the mental state of Biden and Harris and the chaos at our southern border.
5. The American Beatle--celebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of Harry Nilsson, noted singer and songwriter often known as the “American Beatle” who was named by the Beatles during a 1968 press conference as their favorite band which led to his close friendship with them, especially Lennon and Starr with whom he joined the Hollywood Vampires drinking club. Nilsson took a hiatus from performing to become an anti-gun advocate after Lennon’s murder by Mark David Chapman. Sadly, he was embezzled out of his fortune by his manager and died way too early from a heart attack on January 15, 1994 at age 52.
b. 1864 Arlington National Cemetery, consisting of 200 acres formerly owned by Robert E. Lee, was dedicated by order of the Secretary of War, Edward Stanton.
c. 1921 Bessie Coleman, a female African American, became the first woman of her race to earn a pilot’s license.
d. 1970 in a crime that terrified residents of Los Angeles County, Charles Manson went on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.
e. 1992 in a the long arm of the law stretches further moment, SCOTUS ruled in the case of United States v Machain that the United States could forcibly extradite a person from a foreign country without the approval of that country.
Reflections on wind power from another point of view: “I have never encountered a single person who said: “I used to be against wind energy. Now that I have done my homework and learned as much as I can about them, I support wind energy.” Never. Not once. On the contrary, this is a one-way street. Once you learn the facts, you can only be against wind energy — and you can never, ever be won back to the other side.” Eric Bibler
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