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September 14, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Support Latino Business Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 14, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 226 million at  226,412,464 cases,  18,648,755 of which are active, 207,763,709  closed with 203,106,014 recoveries (97.76%), and 4,657,695 deaths (2.24% yesterday) to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 42 million at 42,153,664  with 9,404,217 active cases of which 25,467 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .271 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 3,804,  32,749,447 closed, with 680,447 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,069,000 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is now .16% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2041 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5930) 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 9.26% 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  3.77% of its closed cases have died (3126), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2855),   Brazil (2739) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2487),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2439),   Belgium (2186), Italy (2154), Mexico (2053), Poland (1996), and slightly better than Poland (1996), UK (1968),  Chile (1929), Romania (1841), Spain (1829),  Ecuador newly added to list (1806),  France (1768), Portugal (1759), Bolivia (1569),  Sweden (1444) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1261). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.614% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
              Tests: We have now conducted 609,867,836 tests (1,829,614/M) just passed by France at 2,019,692 who is now 1st  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 4,193,781/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 been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK  to move up to 10th 9th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2053/M with a fatality rate of 8.55% 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:  42,847 Deaths/M 696
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 236,140 Deaths/M 928
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,316 Deaths/M 466   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/14/ 2021 380.8 million doses,  .775 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 81,684  per day  (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 49,162,298 total doses have been given (86.9%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.5%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  moved from  10th tied with Minnesota to alone in 9th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 57.2% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 53.9% and has  moved up from 16th place to 15th  as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated.
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: If true and a Seven Days in May déjà vu the reports from Woodward’s new book Peril indicates that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Miley was commanding officers and the National Command Center which among things controls nuclear weapons that they were not to obey presidential commands without first reporting to him and to make matters worse communicated to a top Chinese general assuring him that if we were to attack Miley would give him advance notice (kiss your civilian control of the military goodbye and if true Miley should be fired, stripped of all military rank and pension and court martialed for treason); Lt. Colonel Vindman certainly no Trump supporter as he was fired by Trump has called on Miley if the allegations of conversations with the Chinese are true to resign (our worst nightmare should be that the Deep State has metastasized into the military); today is the last day of the recall for Gavin Newsom which if he wins look for an emboldened governor to up the ante with respect to school restricts and lockdowns of all areas of the economy; sad news that Davy Macias a 37 year old nurse who was pregnant an unvaccinated and had her baby delivered 8 days before she died from COVAD-19 has been joined in death by 39 year old school teacher Daniel Macias less than two weeks thereafter leaving 5 children under the age of 7; thanks to cell phones with cameras that are everywhere, Blue Terry McAuliffe, running to regain his governor’s seat in Virginia was caught maskless on Amtrak in violation of federal rules (do as I say not as I do hypocrisy in spades); AG Merrick Garland continues on his goal of federalizing local police departments by requiring standardized rules and protocols; the DOJ as expected has sue Texas over it strict anti-abortion law; Steve Wozniak, a cofounder of Apple has just announced he is forming a space travel company;
outrage grows over Biden’s botched withdrawal with hundreds Americans left behind along with over $80 billion of arms and munitions in the Taliban’s hands as the political cartoonist reveals what Biden’s botched withdrawal may mean in terms of our and the world’s safety against Islamic terrorism:                                                                                                                                
 Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 13, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3284 persons shot of whom 549 have died.
            As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  music recording link to  “Goodies”  by Ciara featuring Petey Pablo, that your career is free from sepulchral issues and a quote on OPEC’s influence by T. Boone Pickens, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans  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.  Support Latino Business Day—created by the Support Latino Business and first celebrated on this day in 2019 to promote Latino owned businesses and to promote and offer programs to expand their owners’ business skills to upscale their business.
National Eat a Hoagie Day—celebrating a sandwich made popular by Italian ship workers who brought it to work to eat at lunch breaks in Philadelphia during World War II and is now known as the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia; clueless of who created or when it was created but likely suspect might be a sandwich chain like Subway, Jersey Mike’s or Arby’s.
              3. 2004 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2004 on this day was “Goodies” by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo on a run in that position of 7 weeks to join 11 other songs that achieved number 1 status and join 11 other acts who achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Goodies” by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo: Ciara became the spouse of pro QB Russell Wilson in 2016 and has sold 70 million records. Pablo is a 48 yr. old rapper who had the misfortune of being arrested trying to carry a stolen 9 mm pistol aboard a United Airways flight to Los Angeles and sentence to 35 months in a federal prison but released after serving 26 months on March 14, 2014.

              4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sepulchral” which means gloomy or dismal which describes to a tee what we look forward to  as long as Biden is in office and Blues control Congress.
Stick to Winecelebrating the birth on this day in 1983 of noted English singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse who was a cocaine chain smoker and heavy alcohol user who after consuming copious amounts of vodka died from alcohol poisoning with a BAT of .416 % on July 23, 2011 but her music lived on with 8 songs posthumously being on the UK singles chart at the same time in 2011.

              On this day in:
               a. 1812 after defeating the Russian Army at Borodino, Napoleon’s Grand Armée entered Moscow which had be abandoned by Russian troops and civilians, other that troops who started setting fires to burn down all accommodations useful to the French which fires were not burnt out until 4 days later, leaving most of Moscow uninhabitable.
               b. 1960 to the bane of oil consuming nations the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was formed.
              c. 1994 in a no more peanuts and crackerjacks moment the Major League Baseball season was cancelled because of a players strike.
              d. 1998 MCI Communications and WorldCom completed their $37 billion merger creating MCI WorldCom.
              e. 2000 Microsoft released Windows ME.
              Reflections on the impact of OPEC: “For decades, our dependence on OPEC oil has dictated our national security decisions and tied us up in the Middle East at an incredible price. We've spent more than $5 trillion and thousands of American soldiers have died securing Middle East oil.” T. Boone Pickens, noted oil and gas magnate and corporate takeover artist.
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