Friday, September 24, 2021

September 22, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Business Women's Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 22, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 230 million at 230,672,312 cases,  18,553,393 of which are active, 212,118,919  closed with 207,390,331 recoveries (97.77%), and 4,728,558 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 43 million at 43,309,557 with 9,737,090 active cases of which 23,740 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decreases despite the  Delta variant to .244 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 5,531, 33,572,467 closures with 698,331 deaths (2.08%) and with 32,874,136 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 2095 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (59365) 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 (3130), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2938),   Brazil (2759) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2507),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2444),   Belgium (2191), Italy (2162), and Mexico (2087) and slightly better than Poland (1998), UK (1985),  Chile (1935), Romania (1879), Spain (1840),  Ecuador newly added to list (1818),  France (1777), Portugal (1765), Bolivia (1573),  Sweden (1451) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1264). 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 626,080,957 tests (1,878,015/M) just passed by France at 2,117,224 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 4,316,775/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:  34,480 Deaths/M 716
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 241,665 Deaths/M 945
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   13,905 Deaths/M 481   
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/21/2021 386.8 million doses,  .764 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 84,684  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 49,800,281 total doses have been given (86.1%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 82.9%), but due to the pressure of a recall vote for which ends today, California has  not moved from 10th  of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 58.1% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 54.8% and has  not moved  from 15th 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: in a large dense wildlife refuge where Laundrie abandoned his Mustang, Florida authorities are using dogs and divers to search for him or a body of him; polls on our cognitive disaster president have his approval rating below water and lower than Obama and Bush but still higher than Trump; Biased and Clueless Behar had the inanity to claim the real victim was not Lewinsky but Hillary Clinton who could have become president (I guess the millions in speaking fees and book deals plus even massive more millions for the Clinton Foundation have not allayed her victimhood); Psaki was pressed on her propaganda briefing if Biden has ever been to the Southern border or will go as she spun the narrative of the CBP agents who were using their horses to block illegals from entering the U.S. not whipping them as MSM biased stooges have falsely claimed; DHS Secretary Mayorkas who went on TV to intone that if Haitian refugees arrived by boat they would return is eating crow as the DHS has had to admit that the wave of Haitians that arrived at the Texas border are be transported into the interior with   “promises to appear” (don’t hold your breath Mayorkas); the Massachusetts State Police Union has sued the state over the vaccine mandates of police officers; Ana Navarro of The View  has asserted that Blues of today would have voted to convict Bill Clinton after his impeachment (doubtful after Hillary and her minions have continued to denigrate and blast Monica Lewinsky); kiss the idea of one nation one flag goodbye as the CRT infected school board for Essex Westford  voted to keep the BLM flag flying at the school’s flagpole; Biden remains hell bent on shoving vaccines down the throats of the military as it came out to oppose preventing the issuance of a dishonorable discharge for service personnel who refuse to be vaccinated and opposed any exemptions for religious reasons or the fact that the service person has had and recovered from COVID-
19;   the Iron Curtain of PC and Woke is crashing down at Penn as the school informed students there would be consequences if they did not use the pronounced requested by any student identified with a pronoun; Di Blasio’s public school teachers vaccine mandate has been approved by a state court; 2 Afghan refugees housed at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy have been indicted for sexual abuse one involving a minor ( for our safety’s sake one can only pray that this is only a rare isolated incidence, not a common occurrence due to cultural differences; McDonald’s is trying to make the Earth a Happy Place as it announced that in 2025 its Happy Meals toys will be plastic free; the markets were up today as the Fed announced it likely would begin tapering by the end of this year and that rate hikes could be expected in 2022; with outrage growing over pending vaccine mandates leave it to the political cartoonist to graphically create  the symbolism of the origin of the idea:

                                                                                                                                                           Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 21, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3422 persons shot of whom 584 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  “Someone Like You”  by Adele, the fact that your children or you have never had serpigo  and  quotes from British Captain Frederick MacKensie and British Captain John Montresor recorded in American Captain William Hull’s journal, 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 Business Women’s Day—created by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and first celebrated in 1982 on the anniversary of the founding of the ABWA on this day in 1949 to promoted recognition and appreciation of the 1000’s of businesses across the land that are owned by women.
               2.  National Online Recovery Day—created by Lion Rock on July 15, 2020 and first celebrated on this day in 2020 to promote telehealth services as a means of fighting alcohol and drug abuse.
               3. 2010  Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2010 on this day was “Someone Like You” by Adele on  a run in that position of 1 week to join 13 other  songs that achieved number 1 status  and join 8 other acts that  achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Someone Like You” by Adele:  Adele, a British mezzo-soprano singer songwriter has been performing since 2006 and has sold over 120 million records while gaining 15 Grammy awards and on a roll at age 33.
               4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “serpigo” which means ringworm which is a parent’s worst nightmare for kids in elementary or preschool.
               5.  Fair and Balanced at Fox-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of Neil Cavuto who before joining Fox was a journalist for the Public Broadcasting Service and now hosts on the Fox Business Channel Your World with Neil Cavuto. Neil has been a frequent critic of President Trump.
              On this day in:
              a. 1776 21 year old Captain Nathan Hale having been captured as a spy for the Americans was hanged by the British.
              b. 1823 Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon religion claimed to have found the Golden Plates that God had told him had been buried by the Angel Moroni and were translated by him to create the Book of Mormon.
              c. 1948 Gail Halverson a pilot during the Berlin Airlift started parachuting candy to Berlin children on the flight path to the airport where the Berlin Airlift planes were landing.
              d. 1975 17 days after Lynne “Squeaky” Fromme had tried and failed to assassinate President Ford, Sarah Jane Moore who had been evaluated by the Secret Service as not being a threat and had been stopped a day earlier for having an illegal 44 Magnum and 120 bullets which were confiscated but she was released, from a distance of 40 feet shot with an unfamiliar pistol and missed Ford and as she was raising her arm to shoot again was tackled by a gay former decorated Vietnam War and disabled  Marine Oliver Sipple who grabbed her arm probably saving Ford’s life. She was arrested, pled guilty, was sentenced to life in prison and after serving 32 years was paroled at age 77 and is still alive today at age 91.
          e. 1993 a river barge struck a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama and 8 minutes later Amtrak’s Sunset Limited crossing the bridge derailed into the river, killing 47 people and injuring over  100 in Amtrak’s deadliest accident:                                                      

           Reflections on the execution of Nathan Hale:   “He behaved with great composure and resolution, saying he thought it the duty of every good Officer, to obey any orders given him by his Commander-in-Chief; and desired the Spectators to be at all times prepared to meet death in whatever shape it might appear.” Frederick MacKensie, a British Officer’s Diary.  “On the morning of his execution, my station was near the fatal spot, and I requested the Provost Marshal [William Cunningham] to permit the prisoner to sit in my marquee while he was making the necessary preparations. Captain Hale entered: he was calm, and bore himself with gentle dignity, in the consciousness of rectitude and high intentions. He asked for writing materials, which I furnished him: he wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to a brother officer. He was shortly after summoned to the gallows. But a few persons were around him, yet his characteristic dying words were remembered. He said, 'I only regret, that I have but one life to lose for my country.” From the journal of American Captain William Hull who met British Captain John  Montresor who was present at the hanging (do not be surprised if the Cancel Culture Movement does not try to excise Hale’s last words from the history taught to our children.

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