Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Nikola Tesla Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not July 10, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 187 million at 187,112,997 cases ( 186,839,186 cases yesterday); 11,982,480 of which are active, 175,130,517 closed with 171,090,997 recoveries (97.69% and 97.69% yesterday, and 4,039,520 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 34,713,748 (34,711,416 yesterday)  with 4,862,348 active cases of which 3,940 are serious or critical (3937 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now up to .081% of active cases and now a steady increase in the number of serious or critical cases to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 25,331, 29,851,400 closed, with 622,737 deaths (2.09% and 2.09% yesterday) and with 29,228,663 recoveries (97.91% and 97.91% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is still .22% lower than the world’s death rate.

             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 1870 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5804) 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 9.36% 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  3.89% of its closed cases have died (3114), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2631),   Brazil (2484) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2164), Argentina (2152), (Italy (2116), Poland (1988), and the UK (1881) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and slightly better than Mexico (1801), Romania (1791), Chile (1751), Spain (1732),  France (1702), Portugal (1687),  Sweden (1437) that never closed its economy down like we did, Bolivia (1447) and Switzerland (1250). 
            Tests: We have now conducted 511,549,418 tests (now at 1,536,268/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,467,910/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, 262,032/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 1801/M with a fatality rate of 10.33% 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:  28,387 Deaths/M 528
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 171,455 Deaths/M 717
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:     4,532 Deaths/M 374
              US Vaccinations: As of 7/10/21 333.6 million doses at .514 million per day down from .594 million per day which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now an increase to some 9 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who now believes that 90% is required).  In California 43,507,479 total doses have been given (87.6% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 86.2%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has finally  has not  moved  up from  18th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 50.9% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 47.9% has  not moved from 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: Searchers at the collapsed Champlain South Tower with 86 deaths confirmed and 43 believed to still be missing have ended their search for survivors and are now searching to recover bodies believed to be in the rubble; the woman whose SUV was surrounded by rioters in Denver and was caught on video hitting one of the rioters has been found by a jury to be not guilty of assault but of reckless driving; CNN is at it again with its medical contributor Leana Wen warning that the investigation of the Wuhan Lab Leak theory as the probable source of the pandemic runs the risk of increasing anti-Asian American violence and has come out it favor of mandatory vaccines; great video of what CRT brainwashing is doing to our kids as a white kid with his mom on a bike watching in approval rips an American flag out of the ground to toss it to the ground: Harris, who is the poster child for validation that the Peter Principle is alive a well, seems to be admitting she has to much on her plate which explains her missteps and miscues; Washington which succumbed to the woke attack over its name “Redskins” and ceased using it has announced its new name will be announced in 2022; Sen. Haggerty has slammed liberals who believe that China will conform to the terms of rational civilized behavior as the facts show in case after case they will not to our detriment; as the UFC 264 match between McGregor and Poirier gets closer the trash talk between the two of them seems to have escalated beyond the mere attempt to create interest in the fight to sell more pay for views to bring out some really bad blood between the 2 of them; the CPAC conference in Dallas had to endure a ten minute blackout as straw voting in taking place with the results to be announced prior to Trump’s address; as the Blues  are preoccupied with the events of 1/6/21 to try to drag out their investigations into the elections to damage Red chances, leave it to the political cartoonist to point out the absence of their concern the fires and looting that occurred during riots spawned by anger over Floyd’s death:                                                    

            Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through July 8, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 2148 persons shot of whom 367 have died. 
            As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, recording musical links to “Loving You” and “(I Want top Be) Your Teddy Bear.” By Elvis Presley,  the fact that you rarely commit saltus until you have all the facts in and a quote by Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, interim chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops study on nationwide clerical sexual abuse in 2002 on clerical sexual abusesecure 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.  Pick Blueberries Day—celebrate the great outdoors by getting a basket and head into the the woods to pick blueberries, that delicious berry the is high in anti-oxidants but be wary if you are picking where bears are as these ursine competitors do not take kindly to human berry competition.
              2.  Nikola Tesla Day—celebrating the birth of Serbian-American engineer and inventor on this day in 1858 best know for his advances in AC electrical current and having Elon Musk's car and company named after him.
              3. 1957 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1957 on this day was “(Let Me Be) Teddy Bear”/ “Loving You” by Elvis Presley on a run of 7 weeks in that position to share with 13 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is a recording  by Elvis Presley of “(Let Me Be) Your Teddy Bear” and “Loving You”
              4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “saltus” which means jump to a conclusion which the MSM has a proclivity to do so.
              5.  Not Easy to Be a Runaway From--celebrating the birth on this day in 1959 of Sandy West, noted drummer and co-founder of the first all teen rock band The Runaways who had a successful career in the 70’s but when the band broke up she had trouble making ends meet and worked in construction, as a bartender and veterinary assistant. Sandy was a heavy smoker and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005 and died from it on October 21, 2006 at the age of 47.

               On this day in:
a. 1850 following the death a day earlier of President Zachary Taylor from eating a large amount of raw vegetables and drinking copious quantities of iced milk, Millard Filmore was sworn in as President of the United States.
                b. 1997 London scientists reported on their examination of a Neanderthal fossil’s DNA which supported an out of Africa evolution of the human species some 100-200,000 years ago.
                c. 1998 the Catholic Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to 9 former altar boys who had sued former priest Rudolph Kos for sexual abuse to settle the cases. The defrocked priest was convicted of 3 counts of sexual abuse and sentenced to life in prison where he is rotting today.

                d. 1999 America’s Women’s Soccer Team defeated China in a penalty shootout to win the 1999 FIFA World Cup at the Rose Bowl where 90,185 fans were in attendance, the largest number of fans to witness a women’s sporting event.
                e.  2019 the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico.                                                                                                                                              Reflections on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: “I wasn’t shocked. Not at all. … I think every state should convene a grand jury into this culture of secrecy that protected offenders at all costs. … It was happening in Chicago, but we had to rely on files the bishops were willing to give us — and we knew there had to be more, but we had no subpoena powers. … We had no government authority!” Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, interim chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops study on nationwide clerical sexual abuse in 2002, devout Catholic and mother of five 
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