Monday, June 7, 2021

June 6, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not D-Day


 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 6, 2021

        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 173 million at 173,942,531 cases (173,628,869 yesterday), 13,279,772 of which are active, 160,662,759 closed with 156,921,583 recoveries (97.67% and 97.67% yesterday, and 3,741,176 deaths (2.33% and 2.33% 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 34,208,658 (34,200,391 yesterday) with 5,476,448 active cases of which 5,343 (5,600) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .10% 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 23,928, 28,732,210 closed, with 612,324 deaths (2.13% and 2.13% yesterday) and with 28,119,886 recoveries (97.87% and 97.87% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .20% lower than the world’s death rate.
        Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slowing climb to 1840 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5572 the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previous 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 barely slowing down and improving slightly to  3.99% of its closed cases have died (3098), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2582),   Brazil (2209) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2150), (Italy (2095), Poland (1961) and the UK (1874) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and slightly better than Argentina (1774), Mexico (1757), Spain (1715), Portugal (1675), France (1682),  Romania (1612),  Chile (1554), Sweden (1426) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Bolivia (1267) and Switzerland (1243).
       Tests: We have now conducted 484,038,064 tests (now at 1,454,456/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,323,782/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 2,736,075/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 down to 11
th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic having been passed by Argentina at 1757/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:  Active Cases:  14,768 Deaths/M 454
         Honduras:    Active Cases:148,608 Deaths/M 641
         El Salvador:  Active cases:    2,666  Deaths/M 347
        US Vaccinations: As of 6/5/21 300.3 million doses falling to below 1 million at 937,669 day in the last week down from 999,434 million even though decreasing still sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now back to some 6 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 39,130,665 total doses have been given (81.6% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 80.8%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has  moved from  26
th  to 25th out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 44.2% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 41.6% has moved up 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: Our MIA immigration czar final appeared on the scene to fly to the Northern Triangle with $300 million in aid only to have her plane turn around after 25 minutes due to “technical issues” and quick took off again to head to the Northern Triangle to deal with the “root causes of illegal migration; Alameda County became the first county in California to revise it death count due to COVID-19 now requiring for a death to be caused by COVID-19 merely having the infection does not count only if the virus contributed to the death; in yet another example of the divisiveness coming for the left,
Dr. Aruna Khilanani, a psychiatrist speaking to the Yale Medical School ranted that she had fantasies of shooting white people who got in her way in the head (so much for the Hippocratic Oath raising questions about this “doctor’s rights to practice medicine); SCOTUS is being asked to rule on the constitutionality of require men to register for the draft but exempting women from that requirement; District Court Judge  Roger Benitez in San Diego has struck down California’s 32 year old ban on AR-15 to the howls and dismay of the left; Gruesome Newsom who must believe he is immune to voter wrath in the upcoming recall election, has indicated he will not lift the emergency order granting him emergency powers that was scheduled to expire on June 15; Reds are celebrating the win of Republican Javier Villalobos as the new mayor of McAllen, Texas, underscoring the facts that Blues and Hispanics are fed up with the border crisis; great new that the rage road shooter and his girlfriend who were living in Costa Mesa who are alleged to have killed a 6 year old being driven to school by his mother in a road rage incidents have been arrested; CNN Brian Stelter who descended to new lower leftist bias lows checked what little “journalistic” credentials he had when he sycophantically aske Psaki what the MSM is doing wrong in covering the Biden Administration;  as we slowly climb out of the pandemic, leave it to the political cartoonist to reflect on the chaos that the Woke left fostered upon us: 

          Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is back to show  that   through June 5, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1534 persons shot of whom 266 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 “Someone I Used to Know” by Gotye feat. Kimbra, the fact that you have dodged the a rimple bullet, and a quote from former British Paratrooper who jumped on D-Day Harry Read, 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.  D-Day—commemorating the largest amphibious land in world history when over 162,000 Allied forces landed on the Normandy Coast of France in what would be called “The Longest Day” and the insuring of the end of the !000 Year Reich.
            2. National Cancer Survivor Day--created by Merrill Hastings at the second meeting of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship on November 20,1987 to promote the idea that with proper screening and early treatment that cancer is treatable and not a death sentence.
            3. 2012 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2012 on this day was “Someone I Used to Know” by Gotye feat. Kimba on a run of 8 weeks in that position to join 12 other songs reaching number 1 and 5 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest.  Here is a video recording by Gotye feat, Kimbra of “Somebody I Used to Know”: Gotye is a 41 year old Australian singer/songwriter who has been performing since 2001. Kimbra is a 31 year old singer/songwriter from New Zealand who has been performing since 2000.
           4.  Word of the Day—the word for today is “rimple” which means to wrinkle which is an attribute of old age which vain people like the Botox Queen spend lots of money to avoid being seen with them.
          5.  Oops Big Time Moment--celebrating the birth on this day in 1896 of Italo Balbo, an aviator instrumental in expanding the Italian Air Force and Governor General of Libya who while on a flight to Tobruk was mistaken for a British bomber and shot down killing him and all aboard; also noted for his criticism of anti-Semitism.
            On this day in:
          a. 1889 in the afternoon a heated glue pot in a wood working shop in Seattle was tipped over to start and fire that quickly spread until after burning 25 city blocks and destroying Seattle’s business district and killing 1 person and a million rats, it ran out of buildings to burn and rats to kill and was put out in the early morning hours of June 7.                     b. 1933 the first drive-in theater was opened in Camden, New Jersey.
           c. 1944 it what would be the beginning of the nailing of the coffin of the    Third Reich, 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel to land from the air inland from the Normandy beaches and on 5 beaches on the Normandy coast to at the end of the Longest Day be linking up with the paratroopers and beginning to drive inland.
              d. 1971 Soyus 11, the only space probe whose crew entered the world’s first space station, Salyut 1 to spend 22 days there on returning to Earth had an decompression while preparing to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere, killing the 3 Cosmonauts aboard giving the unfortunate Russians the dubious distinction to be the only humans to die in space as opposed to during reentry or during launch.
             e. 1975 in a referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community, 67% of British voters voted in favor of remaining.
         Reflections on D-Day: "It was a different world then. It was a world that required young men like myself to be prepared to die for a civilization that was worth living in."--Harry Read, British D-Day veteran who jumped again this week with the British Parachute Regiment's freefall display team. Chilling reminder of what the cancel culture and Woke attacks are exposing this nation to.
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