Friday, September 10, 2021

September 9, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not September 9, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 224 million at  224,053,858 cases,  18,779,219 of which are active, 205,274,639  closed with 200,653,349 recoveries (97.75% and 97.75% yesterday, and 4,621,694 deaths (2.25% and 2.26% 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 41 million at 41,561,156  with 9,141,650 active cases of which 25,778 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight increases due  to Delta variant to .282 % of active cases and to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 3,493,  32,419,506 closed, with 674,547 deaths (2.08%) and with 31,744,949 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is now .17% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2024 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5926) 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 (3124), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2815),   Brazil (2730) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2475),  Columbia newly added to the list  (2435),   Belgium (2184), Italy (2150), Mexico (2039), Poland (1995), and slightly better than the UK which we just passed on the 18th  (1959),  Chile (1924), Romania (1827), Spain (1822),  Ecuador newly added to list (1803),  France (1763), Portugal (1755), Bolivia 1564),  Sweden (1441) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1261). 
              Tests: We have now conducted 600,893, 690 tests (1,802,806/M) just passed by France at 2,000,788 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 4,109,786/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 9th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic   at 2039/M with a fatality rate of 8.62% 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:  46,950 Deaths/M 685
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 232,988 Deaths/M 918
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   12,632 Deaths/M 461   stopped here
             US Vaccinations: As of 9/8/2021 377.0 million doses,  .811 million per day (down to 4 months to go for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 83,496  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 48,694,320 total doses have been given (86.7%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.8%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has not mover from  10th tied with Minnesota of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 56.7% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 53.3% 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: After months of Biden and his lackeys assuring us that there would be no mandatory vaccine requirements Biden flipped gears and will not be requiring all federal employees and any employer of more than 100 employees to require vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment but excepting the one federal agency that has daily contact with most Americans—the U.S. Post Office who will await OSHA’s mandate (needless to say the people who have had COVID-19 and have natural immunity are not pleased nor are many governors and business associations vowing to file legal action to halt Biden’s unconstitutional acts); Walmart, Amazon and Kroger have agreed to sell in home Corona Virus test kits at cost to those not wanting to vaccinate; while Biden is going to force Americans to be vaccinated against their will not a peep from this feckless president that illegal aliens be vaccinated of which at least 30% evidently refuse (anyone caught or who surrenders so he or she can try to claim amnesty should be required to be vaccinated or be deported immediately); in another example of the Woke cancer that is destroying this nature a poll of students at the University of Florida indicated that in teaching about 9/11 assessing blame should be avoided along with any concepts of American exceptionalism (the 2977 who were killed other than the 19 scumbag terrorists must be rolling in their graves over these students’ thoughts); the 2021 NFL season kicked off tonight with Tom Brady putting the Bucs in position with a field goal in the closing minutes to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 in a game which started not with the playing of the National Anthem but “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which has been called the Black national anthem (wonder what outcry if any we will see to this caving by Goodell if any players kneeling while the Black national anthem is sung); in an example of how worried Blues are that the voters will dump Newsom, retired Senator Barbara Boxer evidently is urging Sen. Feinstein to resign (may be a little too late for her to that before the recall but if she does retire and the recall wins, a Red would be appointed and the Reds would have a majority to block Biden’s leftist agenda big time; Biden’s chief of staff Klain who is an unprincipled hack may have shot Biden’s OSHA vaccine requirement rule in the foot by tweeting it was a way to work around the unconstitutionality of requiring a vaccines;
  as 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 and revelations that Fauci may have perjured himself on funding of change of function research at Wuhan Lab watch for the Blues to move the news cycle to try to escape the condemnation the Biden Administration and Fauci has earned and admire the ability of the political cartoonist to portray that news cycle shift:                                                                                                                                   

               Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through September 8, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3188 persons shot of whom 541 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  “Shake Ya Tail Feathers”  by Nelly, Puff Daddy and Murphy Lee, that you have seposited sufficient assets to supplement Social Security and a quote on Attica Prison by Diane Quinn Miller, the daughter of a correctional officer killed by Attica Prison retaking officers,
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              1.  Tester’s Day—commemorating the day in 1947 that the first bug not a software programming one but a real one was found in a computer by Harvard scientists working on a Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator discovered that a moth had lodged itself between 2 solenoids and short circuited the device. It was removed placed in a computer notebook and soon the word “bug” and “debug” became part of a computer programmers necessary vocabulary.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day—created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 1999 to promote awareness of the dangers of pregnant women using alcohol during their pregnancy which will increase the risk of babes being born physical and mental deformities with the message that there is no really safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
              3. 2003 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2003 on this day was “Shake Ya Tailfeather” by Nelly, Puff Daddy and Murphy Lee on a run in that position of 4 weeks to join 10 other songs that achieved number 1 status and join 9 other acts who achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a recording of song from the soundtrack of  Bad Boys II “Shake Ya Tailfeathers” by Nelly, Puff Daddy and Murphy Lee:  Murphy Lee is a rapper who has been performing since 1993 and a co-founder of the since discontinued rap group St. Lunatics.

              4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “seposit” which means to set aside which is something given the impending bankruptcy of Social Security is not something Americans are not doing enough of for their retirement years.
To Dance On Icecelebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of noted British figure skater John Curry who wanted to become a dancer but his father was opposed so he started taking ice skating lessons at age 8 and went on to in 1976 to win the Gold Medal in the Olympics, the World Championships and the European Championships and then retire after publicly coming out as being gay. Sadly he was diagnosed with HIV in 1987 which progressed to AIDS in 1991 and his death on April 15, 1994.                                                                On this day in
                                                                                                a. 1940 at McNutt Hall at Dartmouth University, George Stibitz demonstrated the first remote operation of a computer when members at McNutt Hall transmitted questions to a computer located at Bell Labs in New York City and seconds later received answers at a teletypewriter.   
             b. 1966 in response to the steadily increase in deaths from traffic accidents, Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Traffic and  Motor Vehicle Safety Act granting the Federal Government the right to set safety standards for  motor vehicles and highways.

              c. 1971 in New York, the Attica Prison Revolt/Attica Prison Massacre began with 42 correctional officers and civilian workers being taken hostage and one correctional officer and 3 inmates killed and when it ended 4 days later with a storming of the prison by New York State police and other law enforcement agencies, 29 prisoners and 10 hostages  had been killed and 89 prisoners  wounded, many of whom were not resisting and had tried to surrender while the retaking forces suffered 6 wounded officers.
              d. 1993 in a really what took you so long moment, the Palestine Liberation Organization recognized Israel as a legitimate state.
              e. 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and is still going strong although probably in great anguish over her grandson’s and his wife’s antics.
              Reflections on the Attica Prison Revolt or as many have called it the Attica Prison Massacre: “I do think that many of the issues surrounding Attica and why Attica happened are still issues potentially within our prison systems not only in New York, but all around the country.”- Deanne Quinn Miller, daughter of a corrections officer killed at Attica by the retaking officers.
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