Saturday, June 26, 2021

June 26, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bartender and Mixologist Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 26, 2021       

   CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 181 million at 181,524,727 cases (181,190,692 yesterday), 11,572,549 of which are active, 169,952,758 closed with 166,020,447 recoveries (97.69% and 97.69% yesterday), and 3,932,101 deaths (2.31% and 2.31% 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 34 million at 34,488,248 (34,482,272 yesterday) with 4,959,056 active cases of which 3,856 (3,855) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .078% of active cases and now back to 1 serious or critical cases increase to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 25,415), 29,529,152 closed, with 619,328 deaths (2.10% and 2.10% yesterday) and with 28,909,824 recoveries (97.90% and 97.90% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is still .21% lower than the world’s death rate.

            Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 1860 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5728) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.38% of total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.91% of its closed cases have died (3111), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2614),   Brazil (2395) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2162), Italy (2110), Argentina (2024), Poland (1983), and the UK (1877) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and slightly better than Mexico (1784), Romania (1736), Spain (1727),  France (1696),  Portugal (1680),  Chile (1668), Sweden (1435) that never closed its economy down like we did, Bolivia (1395) and Switzerland (1248). 
            Tests: We have now conducted 503,442,787 tests (now at 1,512,259/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,410,039/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 3,035,991/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 been passed by Argentina to move down to 11th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 1784/M with a fatality rate of 10.48% 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):
                    Guatemala:  Active Cases:  20,711  Deaths/M  494 
                    Honduras:    Active Cases: 159,194  Deaths/M  686
                    El Salvador:  Active Cases:    3,525  Deaths/M  361 
              US Vaccinations: As of 6/26/21 322.1 million doses with 4 days of decreasing doses to .748 million per day which means if the rate does not increase it will take now take us  some 7 months to miss Biden’s goal of having 75% of the population vaccinated by the 4th of July which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 42,103,167 total doses have been given (85.9% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 84.5%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California remains alone in 21st  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 49.0% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 45.8% has  moved up from 16th to 18th  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 Miami the 5th body has been recovered with over 150 missing and if in the ruble rapidly running out of survival time as concerns rising the the North Tower of the South Tower that collapsed may be in danger of aping the South Tower (as a precautionary mover Miami has ordered a safety audit of all resident structures higher that 5 stories); the 5 who died in the South probably have not been released from the morgues and a class action suit against the HOA has been filed seeking $5 million in damages for failure of the HOA to remedy the defects to the building that may have arisen to cause the collapse; hot air balloon rides are supposed to be a relaxing ride celebrated with champagne on landing not a death which occurred in New Mexico when a hot air balloon ran into a power line, knocking out power to 13,000 residents and killing 5 riders in the balloon; Zuckerberg the high tech mogul of Facebook we have learned to despise may have had his arrogant wings clipped as a Texas Court has ruled that Facebook may be liable for allowing sex trafficking to occur on its Message platforms (the Section 230 shield that Facebook’s algorithms have hidden behind to censor conservative thought and speech may find itself eroding to the joy of banned conservative tweeters and posters); the Biden Administration has added another $500 million of student debt incurred by students who enrolled in classes at ITT to be cancelled because they claimed they were misled  to the already $1.5 billion already cancelled from other schools for the same reason; as the Pacific Northwest is sweltering under record heat, news out that 90% of the West will be suffering under drought condition that are expected to last through the summer (when will the light bulbs go on to start building desalinization plants powered by natural gas or nuclear power to convert abundant sea water into fresh water?); the black shooter narrowly missing two small terrified children on video has been captured and revealed to have been on parole with a rap sheet a mile long (here is the face with no restraint attempting to kill):                                          

           the NYC Pride Organizer is ranting that the police uniform is “a symbol   of oppression, a symbol of violence, a symbol of fear” (he must foolishly believe that gays have not any need to call upon police in the event of crime which is an insane idea; as Blues want to expand the goody bag for illegals like in Oregon were illegals will soon be eligible for Medicaid how could we not expect any sane illegal risking life and limb to be able to enjoy great benefits here in the United States; as the outcries of female athletes being forced by Biden policies to compete against biological male transgenders continues to rise, leave it to the political cartoonist to point out graphically the unfair advantage and the possible death of Title IX:                                                           

                  Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through June 23, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1861 persons shot of whom 320 have died.                 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a recording musical link to “Sentimental Journey” by Les Brown and His Orchestra and Doris Day, the fact that as you age you are only rugulous and a quote by George M. Hall on the Pershing and the A.E.F. in WWI, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Fourth of July, 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.  International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-- created by the General Assembly on December 7, 1987 and first celebrated on this day in 1989 to promote efforts to halt the flow of illegal drugs and illicit trafficking which any trip to the border not over 8 miles away would convince anyone even an illegal alien czar that we are losing big time this struggle.
         2. Bartender and Mixologist Day—created  by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway and celebrated on the last Saturday in June since 2013 to celebrate the talents of bartenders and mixologists who are skilled in concocting the perfect drink to complement one’s day and in some cases be a listener and part-time psychologist to a drinker with a host of issues.
               3. 1945 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1945 on this day on a run of 9 weeks not continuous in the position was “Sentimental Journey” by Les Brown and His Orchestra and Doris Day to join 8 other songs in the number 1 position. Here is a recording of “Sentimental Journey” by Les Brown and His Orchestra and Doris Day:          
Word of the Day—the word of the day is “rugulous” which means having small wrinkles which is given the choice of the type of the wrinkles to have would be the preferred choice.
              5.  Marrying a President’s Daughter Wise Career Move--celebrating the  birth on this day in 1984 of Chuck Robb a former Marine Corps Officer who married Lynda Bird Johnson and after the Marine Corps went on to serve as the Governor of Virginia and its Senator and still alive today.

                On this day in:
                a. 1917 proving the Germans wrong that their submarines would prevent American Troops from landing in Europe so they could pursue unrestricted submarine warfare against convoys bringing supplies to England and France, the first contingent of the American Expeditionary Force under General Pershing started landing in France to go into combat some 4 months later and start to turn the tide of WWI in the Allies’ favor.
                b. 1974 the Universal Product Code was used for the first time in a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio scanning a package of Wrigley’s Chewing Gum.
                c. 2003 SCOTUS ruled 6-3 in the case of   Lawrence v.Texas   that gender-based laws on sodomy were unconstitutional.
                d.  2013 SCOTUS ruled 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage Act denying federal recognition of marriage of same sex couples was in violation of the Due Process of the 5th Amendment.
                e. 2015 SCOTUS ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that same sex couples have a constitutional right to marry under the 14th Amendment.                                             Reflections on the Pershing and the contributions of the A.E.F. to the victory in WWI: “The tactics of trench warfare had devolved into a genocidal meat grinder, into which Pershing had no intention of feeding Americans even if it would have meant eventual victory by attrition. Instead, he advocated maneuver warfare. The problem was that he first had to prove that U.S. soldiers could fight effectively against massed troops supported by murderous machine-gun fire and backed by relentless heavy artillery. Only a Don Quixote would dream of prevailing against those odds. Pershing needed a battlefield that offered at least some temporary room for maneuver. The opportunity arose during the Aisne-Marne offensive, especially at Cantigny, Reims, and Belleau Wood.” George M. Hall, The Fifth Star: High Command in an Era of Global War (1994)
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