Wednesday, November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Marine Corps Birthday

 RIDLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT November 10, 2021

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 252 million at 252,069,470 cases,  18,845,748 of which are active, 233,223,722  closed with 228,136,795 recoveries (97.82%), and cracking the 5,000,000 barrier 5,086,927 deaths (2.18% )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 47 million at 47,630,955 with 9,170,649 active cases of which 11,328  are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to steady decreases with upticks despite the  Delta variable to .124% of active cases and to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 17,943, 38,460,306 closures with 779,799 deaths (2.03%) and with 37,680,507 recoveries (97.97%). Our death rate percentage is .15% lower than the world’s death rate.
             Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 2327 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (596860) 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; Bulgaria the new number 2 (3716), Hungary (3284), Brazil (2843) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths now slowing down, Romania (2722), Argentina (2539), and newly added to the list Columbia (2473),  and slightly better than Belgium (2250), Mexico (2219), Italy (2197), UK (2082),  Poland (2071), Chile (1960),  Spain (1873),  Ecuador newly added to list (1832),  France (1803), Portugal (1794), Bolivia (1596),  Sweden (1477) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1295). 
              Tests: No need to tally tests as testing programs are functioning well.
              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 is  10th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 2219/M with 347,067 active cases and a fatality rate of 8.32% 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:    3,016 Deaths/M  848
                     Honduras:    Active Cases: 249,442 Deaths/M 1022
                     El Salvador:  Active cases:   14,463 Deaths/M  567 
               US Vaccinations: As of 11/10/2021 433.2 million doses,  1.13 million per day (up to 3 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 149,110  per day  (which means at least 76% of the population of California has received at least one shot which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is required).  In California 55,671,028 total doses have been given (84.9%  of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 88.8%), California has moved from 5th to 6th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 61.9% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 58.5% and has  moved from 14th   to 15th in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states.    
               Non  CV News:  VP Harris once again has made a complete fool out of herself in Paris, a city noted for is disapproval of those who butcher the French language, as she talked to a group of French scientist at the Pasteur Institute about Biden’s De Plan for the environment (total cringe moment for Americans wondering how can someone so inept be given any tasks to solve); Even as Harris’s approval rating has sunk below that of Biden, Kimmel in a knee jerk reaction claims her low approval ratings are not due to her incompetence but sexism and racism; Joe Biden due to his cognitive collapse has become a mental midget as opposed to a mental giant but still this dementia infected president has the audacity to complain that Americans are not smart enough to understand the supply chain bottlenecks; Steve Sweeney the head of the New Jersey State Senate has finally conceded defeat to truck driver Ed Durr who spent $153 on his campaign with the words that should send shivers up the backs of all Blues seeking reelection that he “was crushed by a Red wave”; Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand to establish his the basis for his self defense  in killing a rioter that was point a gun at him as he was lying on the ground after a rioted knocked him down and another tried to kick him in the head after the judge lashed out at the prosecution for overstepping its bounds during cross (the MSM biased pundits that roasted Rittenhouse as a ruthless white suprematcist domestic terrorist after the event are looking more and more like fools); Newsweek like many of the MSM thinks that Stacey Abrams walks on water (although given her obese frame it must be very heavy or with high concentrations of salt) as it ran with a flattering article on her wondering if she can save the Blues again like her get out the vote registration drive managed to do in the Georgia Senate races that flipped the Senate Blue; another example of sports being corrupted by politics, Peloton is being accused of blocking users who want to link up with users spouting “Let’s Go Brandon” (now that the pandemic is subsiding and people can go outside and bike, might not be a good time for conservatives to forego purchasing the high priced piece of indoor physical exercise equipment); 2 days after a SpaceX capsule returned safely with astronauts from the ISIS, another SpaceX Falcon 9 launched successfully with 4 astronauts aboard with 4 astronauts and supplies headed to the ISIS; Judge Lee Yeakel, a Bush appointee, overturn Governor Abbot’s ban of mask mandates saying it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act; bringing some biological sense to the transgender movement, Red Governor Stitt of Oklahoma banned the issuance of nonbinary birth certificates; Austin’s COVID-19 requirements have forced the cancellation of its annual Veterans Day Parade that some 30,000 Texans were expected to have watched; MSNBC Stephanie Ruhle who drools bias, was Delusionally touting the economic progress made by the Biden Administration, oblivious to the highest inflation in decades and supply chain shortages that are now showing up- in near empty store shelves and hundreds and hundreds of container ships anchored off our ports waiting weeks to unload; like pulling teeth the Pentagon has reluctantly admitted there are dozens of family members of American troops still left in Afghanistan following Biden’s botched withdrawal; as motorists’ blood pressures rise and their wallets thin out over rising gas prices, leave it to the political cartoonist to place the finger of blame for the reason:                                                           


              Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that through November 9, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 4031 persons shot of whom 702 have died.
              As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a  movie link to  “Change Partners”  by Fred Astaire, having to avoid being locked into being simpliciter when trying to negotiate solutions to issues; and a quote from Richard Nixon on Vietnamization of the Vietnam War, 
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Marine Corps Birthday—celebrating the formation of the Marine Corps by the Continental Congress on this day in 1775 with the first recruitment conducted at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.
Sesame Street Day—proclaimed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on this day in 2009, marking the 40th anniversary of the children’s TV program Sesame Street which is still going strong today to the joy of children today and the parents and grandparents who started watching in 1969.
             3. 1938  Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1938 on this day was “Change Partners” by Fred Astaire on  a run in that position of 2 weeks noncontinuous to join 16 other  songs that achieved number 1 status. Here’s a film clip from the movie Carefree of Fred Astaire singing Change Partners”:
             4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “simpliciter” which means without qualification or condition which probably explains why we have so much gridlock in Congress as few are willing to compromise.
              5.  Born To Be a Marine—celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Jason Dunham who following graduation from high school befitting his birthday date enlisted in the Marine Corps and while serving in Iraq on April 14, 2004  jumped on a grenade while his platoon was attacked to shield his fellow Marines and was severely wounded and died from his wounds on April 22, 2004 to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on November 10, 2006 at the dedication of the Marine Museum National Marine Museum.
              On this day in:
              a. 1951 with the rollout of The North American Numbering Plan, telephone direct dialing was able to be introduced in the United States.
              b. 1970 for the first time in 5 years no American deaths occurred in the Vietnam War though plenty of South Vietnamese continued to die. 
              c. 1983 Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.
              d. 1989 the Germans began tearing down the Berlin Wall.
              e. 1997 WorldCom and MCI Communications announced their $37 billion merger, the largest ever at that time.
              Reflections on the Vietnamization of the Vietnam War: “The Vietnamization plan was launched following Secretary Laird's visit to Vietnam in March. Under the plan, I ordered first a substantial increase in the training and equipment of South Vietnamese forces.
              In July, on my visit to Vietnam, I changed General Abrams' orders so that they were consistent with the objectives of our new policies. Under the new orders, the primary mission of our troops is to enable the South Vietnamese forces to assume the full responsibility for the security of South Vietnam.
              Our air operations have been reduced by over 20 percent.” Richard Nixon, TV address to the nation on November 3, 1969
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