Friday, September 17, 2021

September 16, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Yom Kippur


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 16, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 227 million at  227,790,275 cases,  18,679,733 of which are active, 209,110,542  closed with 204,427,289 recoveries (97.76%), and 4,683,253 deaths (2.24% 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 42,628,658  with 9,608,227 active cases of which 25,243 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .263 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 4,028,  33,020,431 closed, with 688,462 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,331,969 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 2065 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5932) 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 (3127), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2855),   Brazil (2749) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2497),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2441),   Belgium (2188), Italy (2157), Mexico (2067), and slightly better than Poland (1997), UK (1973),  Chile (1931), Romania (1849), Spain (1833),  Ecuador newly added to list (1812),  France (1771), Portugal (1760), Bolivia (1569),  Sweden (1446) 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 615,634,742 tests (1,846,857/M) just passed by France at 2,049,467 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 4,225,444/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 drop to 10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2067/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:  39,970 Deaths/M 705
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 237,345 Deaths/M 931
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,293 Deaths/M 470   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/16/ 2021 383.0 million doses,  .782 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 88,524  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 49,388,384 total doses have been given (86.5%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  moved from  9th to 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 57.5% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.2% and has  moved down from 15th place to 16th place 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: Bill Maher blasted the liberal MSM for scaring the sh*t our of Americans over COVID-19 to the point they are afraid to go out of their homes; Pelosi must have been ODing on Botox as in London for the G-7 Parliamentarian Conference as she insulted the 70 million voters for Trump as being members of a cult; Rep. Anthony Gonzales who was 1 of the 10 Reds who voted to impeach Trump for the second time has announced he will not run for reelection after Trump has endorsed his primary opponent Max Miller; since Biden thinks he has acquired a M.D. license in terms of vaccine mandates for recovered victims that have acquired natural immunity, his Press Stooge Psaki must think that she must have one also as she dismisses Biden’s recent continued coughing; cognitive disaster was on display again when Biden could not remember the Australian Prime Minister’s name, calling him “That fellow down under”; a federal district court judge rejected the DOJ’s attempt to block enforcement of Texas’ new abortion law banning abortions after 6 weeks; on the flood of illegal aliens streaming across our border, Biden’s only solution is to hide the facts from the American public as the FAA banned drone flights over the bridge at the border where 4,000 some illegals are crammed under it; in another example of how none of us may be safe in the defund the police movement, in Atlanta a restaurant worker was taking a break and witnessed 2 individuals trying to steal a car in the parking lot and called 911 to be put repeatedly on hold until the thieves saw him and shot him in the arm and sped away with the stolen car; as a sign of the times and a slap in the face of the unvaccinated who have recovered from COVID-19 and have natural immunity, Las Vegas is now requiring proof of vaccination status for conventions, Raider games, music concerts, CES and other large events; in a déjà vu of the millions in cash given to Iran in the Iranian nuclear deal, Republicans are raising grave concerns that the $64 million in “humanitarian aid” will go to line the Taliban’s pockets making it easier for them to export terrorism (Biden learned squat as a result of millions of cash involved and if he did with his wasted memory probably has forgotten anything learned);  as Reds are demanding transcripts of Gen. Milley’s unauthorized calls to Chinese military generals and Nancy Pelosi to see if Woodward’s and Costa’s account were correct which may mean court martial of this woke general, leave it to the political cartoonist to capture Milley’s asleep and the switch Afghanistan debacle:
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 15, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3312 persons shot of whom 5631 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  “We Belong Together”  by Mariah Carey, that you are more prone to question the validity of conclusions than be sequacious and a rating by Morgan Stanley on Lehman Brothers as overweight 2 ½ months before it filed for bankruptcy, 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. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer—created by the UN General Assembly on this day in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol signed on this day in 1987 relating to the production of substances which were destroying the ozone that protects us from the Sun’s harmful radiation and which resulted in the closure of the ozone hole in 2017.                                                                                                    2.  Yom Kippur—celebrating the most important Jewish holiday and the time for Jews to atone to God for their sins and to forgive one another for their sins committed on others. In a world, including in this nation of a rising tide of anti-Semitism, it would be a breath of fresh air of tolerance in non-Jews sought forgiveness of the anti-Semite sins conducted against Jews.                                                                                                                                     3. 2006 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2006 on this day was “Sexy Black” by Justin Timberlake on a run in that position of 7 weeks noncontinuous to join 18 other songs that achieved number 1 status, the highest number since 1991,  and to join 19 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Sexy Black” by Justin Timberlake: Timberlake started performing in 1992, was a Musketeer from 1993-1994 on The All New Mickey Mouse Club along with Brittany Spears whom he dated from 1999 to 2002 when he terminated it suddenly (wonder if he knew what was going to transpire in 2008 with her and her father). He’s going strong at age 40 with some 80 million records sold.  
           4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sequela” which means the long term consequences of a trauma or disease which describes what we face from the woke induced botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rise of terrorism that will result therefrom.                  5.The Milk Man Can’t Deliver When He’s Really Dead-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1956 of David Schulthise, a noted bass guitarist better known to his fans as Dave Blood and a member of the punk band Dead Milkmen who developed tendonitis in both hands in 1995 causing a breakup of the band and his retiring from play music. He committed suicide by a drug overdose on March 10, 2004.
         On this day in:   
          a. 1810 with the Grito de Dolores Father Hidalgo declared Mexico to be independent from Spain.                                                                                                                                    b. 1920 a bomb carried in a horse wagon exploded in New York City in front of the J.P. Morgan Building, killing 38 and wounding some 400.
          c. 1959 the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914 was introduced in New York City on television. 
         d. 1979 two German families with 8 members escaped from East German in a hot air balloon into West Germany.       
               e. 1992 the trial of deposed Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega for drug trafficking and money laundering  ended with a prison sentence of 40 years but was released after 17 years to France where he was tried and convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to another 7 years in 2010 to be extradited back to Panama in 2011 where he had been convicted in abstentia for murder in October of 1993 and sentenced to 20 year; he died in a Panamanian prison on May 29, 2017 at the age of 83.
        Predictions on the meaning of Yom Kippur: ““Yom Kippur is the idea that we get a second chance before God forgives us for the mistakes that we’ve made. And we all get a second chance in life.” – Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld 
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