Tuesday, September 21, 2021

September 20, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gibberish Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 20, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 229 million at 229,563,517 cases,  18,589,902 of which are active, 210,973,615  closed with 206,264,188 recoveries (97.77%), and 4,709,427 deaths (2.23% )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 42,912,833 with 9,709,614 active cases of which 24,330 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decrease despite the  Delta variant to .251 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 4,941, 33,203,219 closures with 692,012 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,511,207 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is still .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2076 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5935) 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 (3129), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2909),   Brazil (2756) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2504),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2443),   Belgium (2188), Italy (2160), and Mexico (2079) and slightly better than Poland (1997), UK (19806),  Chile (1935), Romania (1865), Spain (1836),  Ecuador newly added to list (1818),  France (1773), Portugal (1763), Bolivia (15720),  Sweden (1448) 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 619,923,111 tests (1,859,603/M) just passed by France at 2,096,319 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 4,285,246/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 2079/M with a fatality rate of 8.49% 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:  37,771 Deaths/M 712
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 239,901 Deaths/M 940
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,929 Deaths/M 477   
             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: Justin Trudeau in a like father like son running as a Liberal had his Liberal Party win the most seats in Canada’s Parliament; maybe even the left like MSNBC is getting tired of the Biden/ Harris ticket’s disaster on the open border as Stephanie Ruhle slams Harris for not being in charge of the open border as Governor Abbot complaints that there are 16,000 illegals waiting to be processed at Del Rio; the autopsy of Gabby Petito is to be performed on Tuesday which hopefully show she was murdered in all likelihood by someone who now is at least a person of interest but more likely a suspect Brian Laundrie who is now missing and nowhere to be seen; the St. Louis couple who waved guns at the BLM protestors who were threatening them and who had broken the gate to get into their gated community are now facing attempts to disbar them; the problems of Evergrande a massive Chinese real estate owner that is trying to avoid default on some $89 billion in debt rattled the market today and it tanked with the Dow losing 614 points; the firestorm over General Milley’s Seven Days in May like calls to a top Chinese general and his attempt to circumvent Trump from gaining any control over our nuclear arsenal was ignored on Sunday by ABC, CNN and NBC; 3 black tourists from Texas tried to enter Carmine’s restaurants in NYC were denied entrance because they lack vaccine cards were arrested for assaulting a waitress which brought out the BLM protestors who claimed having to have proof of vaccines was discriminatory against black people; Psaki after being hammered for the drone strike that killed an Afghan aid worker whose van had containers of water was mocked for trying to conflate Biden’s tragedy of losing his wife and small daughter in an automobile accident years ago and his recent loss of Beau several years ago with the Afghan civilians killed by the drone (kiss the misleading and deceiving lie about “over the horizon capability”; 3 black suspects in SFO have been accused of 70 robberies targeting Asia women because of their belief that they did not use banks; as our border remains in collapse mode, leave it to the political cartoonist to highlight one of the more deadly items coming across:
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 19, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3398 persons shot of whom 579 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  “I Gotta Feeling”  by Black Eyed Peas, that your prospects in life are not sere and a quote on politicians and gibberish by Andrew Rosenthal, 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.  National Pepperoni Pizza  Day—celebrating America’s most popular pizza favored by 36% of Americans who consume some 3 billion pizzas a year.
           2.  National Gibberish Day—clueless of who created this or when and since from the mouths of far too many politicians, TV pundits and journalists each and every day why there are not more days to mark the method of speech which consists of nonsense.                          3. 2008 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2008 on this day was “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas on  a run in that position of 14 weeks, the longest running number 1 of 2009 and the 2000’s, to join 12 other songs that achieved number 1 status  and to join 5 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA  Black Eyed Peas is a four singer group of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap.,  Taboo and J. Rey Soul who is one of 11 acts to have both a number 1 and number 2 song in the same year and have sold over 80 million records.
           4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sere” which means threadbare or withered which describes to a tee the nature of Biden’s cognitively challenged presidency.
           5.  Waiting for the Boatman-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of  noted drummer John Panozzo of the rock band Styx who was a heavy drinker and had his drums taken away from him for good on July 16, 1996 by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 47.

         On this day in:
          a. 1780 Benedict Arnold’s name became synonymous with traitor as he delivered the plans of West Point to the British.  
          b. 1972 Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines which remained in place until he lost a snap election in 1986 and under strong pressure from President Reagan, fled the country after stealing a reputed $5-10 billion from the Philippine treasury. 
          c. 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as an Associate Justice of SCOTUS.
          d. 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was enacted only to be overturned by SCOTUS less than 10 years later.
          e. 2001 in a chilling reminder that whites do not have a monopoly on racism, white Ross Parker was attacked and killed in an unprovoked attack by 10 British Pakistani youths 3 of which were convicted and sentenced to life in prison with minimum sentences of 16-18 years.
          Reflections on politicians and gibberish: “In many campaigns, one candidate or another is asked to answer for comments he or she made in the past. The answer is usually gibberish - 'That was a long time ago,' or 'I was trying to say something else.'” - Author: Andrew Rosenthal   Truer words were never spoken.
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