RIDLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT November 25, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 260 million at 260,087,175 cases, 19,777,302 of which are active, 240,309,803 closed with 235,112,797 recoveries (97.84%), and cracking the 5,000,000 barrier 5,197,006 deaths (2.16% )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 48 million at 48,978,500 with 9,392,415 active cases of which 12,248 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to steady decreases with upticks despite the Delta variable to .130% of active cases and to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 17,023, 39,586,085 closures with 798,391 deaths (2.02%) and with 38,787,694 recoveries (97.98%). Our death rate percentage is .14% lower than the world’s death rate.
Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slow climb to 2392 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5979) 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; Bulgaria the new number 2 (4040), Hungary (3501), Romania (2929), Brazil (2858) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths now slowing down passed by Romania, Argentina (2544), and newly added to the list Columbia (2483), and slightly better than Belgium (2294), Mexico (2241), Italy (2212), Poland (2175), UK (2112), Chile (1976), Spain (1879), Ecuador newly added to list (1839), France (1813), Portugal (1810), Bolivia (1605), Sweden (1483) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1311).
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 2241/M with 344,876 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: 1965 Deaths/M 865
Honduras: Active Cases: 247,175 Deaths/M 1027
El Salvador: Active cases: 13,185 Deaths/M 576
US Vaccinations: As of 11/25/2021 454.4 million doses, 1.76 million per day (4 weeks left for 75% of population to be vaccinated) and in California 230,653 per day (which means at least 78% 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 58,715,000 total doses have been given (83.4% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 79.5%), California has not moved from 6th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 62.8% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 59.1% and has moved from 11th to 14th in terms of the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states.
Non CV News: President Biden enjoying Thanksgiving at a multibillionaire’s private compound in Nantucket thanked farmers and frontline workers many of who he claimed were immigrants (illegal or illegals?) for putting food on out shelves and proclaimed “America is back” (somewhat of a hyperbole unless he was referring to his back which we tend to see after he walks away from speeches without answering any press questions); while millions of Americans struggled to celebrate the most expensive Thanksgiving ever, many on the MSM were slamming the holiday as a promoter of white supremacy and genocide (no holiday is immune from the cancel culture of the out touch MSM!); 6 people in Waukesha would be alive and 47 would not be recovering from injuries after being run over by black anti-white racist Brooks if Court Commissioner Cedric Cornwall, who unsuccessfully ran for judge in 2014: had not set Brooks’ bail at a ridiculously low level of $1000 given his criminal history and severity of his pending criminal action:
while Americans struggle with the costs of Thanksgiving, at least our troops overseas are enjoying a bountiful meal with all the trimmings; LeBron James who should stick to excelling in basketball instead of using his athletic superstar status to become a political pundit may have learned something after being suspended for 1 game for hitting an opposing player in the eye as instead of attacking 2 hecklers in courtside sides at Indiana at a Paces game complained to the refs and security to have them removed (we do not know what sin the hecklers committed but on social media LeBron has a new handle “LeSnitch”; the MSM that consistently blames gun deaths on the gun as opposed to the shooter was true to form as the SUV was blamed for the deaths and injuries caused by black anti-white racist Darrell Brooks (fortunately such idiocy generate a storm of social media ridicule); on the issue of inflation it is all hands of deck for the MSM to minimize the hits Biden and his Blues are projected to endure in 2022 by blaming shoppers and trying to obfuscate and minimize its effects (looking at poll numbers of Biden’s disapproval ratings soaring through the roof would indicate that Americans are not as dumb as the MSM believes them to be and are not buying the MSM’s snow job); the three men found guilty of Ahmaud Aubrey’s death in Georgia will now face next year trial for federal hate crime and kidnapping charges; the wave of smash and grab thefts is not subsiding in California as 5 thugs stole $25,000 of high end purses from a Nordstrom’s in the Topanga Mall in Los Angeles, spraying the security guard who tried to prevent with bear spray (only a question of time before thieves emboldened by weak D.A.’s like Gascom and Boudin up the ante and start shooting; Americans living in cities with misguided ordinances designating them as “sanctuary cities” for illegals and suffering as a result at least can try to laugh at the symbolism of turkeys trying to ape pro illegals’ ordinance in this political cartoon:
Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that
through November 24, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color
shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 4192 persons
shot of whom 733 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, recording links “Do They Know Its Christmas” by Band Aid and “Piano Concerto in B Flat” by Fred Martin and His Orchestra, the fact that you far removed from being a Sinophile and opposing quotes on HUAC’s investigation of the Hollywood 10 by J. Parnell Thomas and the Hollywood 10, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Thanksgiving 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. Thanksgiving Day—designated by the Continental Congress in 1777 and by General Washington following the defeat of the British at Saratoga in 1777 then as President in 1789 as the first designation by the federal government which repeated by successive presidents and state governments until President Lincoln designated the 4th Thursday of November in 1863 as the date of celebration which has since been followed each year.
2. Turkeyless Thanksgiving—clueless who or when created this observance which is not to promote a vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving but to promote a different meat as the main course such as duck, geese, prime rib, or seafood to more closely ape the first Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims in 1621 which consisted of deer, geese, duck, pigeons, bass and cod and flint (a variety of corn grown by the local Indians); if you want to keep the turkey but adhere to some seafood, stuff the turkey with wild rice oyster stuffing.
3. 1941 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1941 on this day was “Piano Concerto in B Flat” by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra on a run of 8 weeks in that position to join 10 other songs that achieved number 1 status . Here’s a recording of Freddy Martin and His Orchestra performing “Piano Concerto in B Flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckgH8UlIu1k
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “Sinophile” which means someone of admires China which after its involvement with COVID-19, its abuse of human rights and its desire to supplant the U.S. as a leading power whose numbers given China’s behavior are shrinking dramatically.
5. Doing What You Love To Do When the Time Comes—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of noted singer/songwriter Bill Morrisey who was a heavy smoker and drinker and who while on a musical tour of the South died of heart disease on July 23, 2011 at age 59.
On this day in:
a. 1947 the members of the Hollywood Ten were blacklisted by the movie studios.
b. 1984 36 top musicians gathered at a Notting Hill studio to record Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia which in the first 12 months following its release raised £ 8 million: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fSknbR7Y4
c. 1986 Attorney Edwin Meese admitted the proceeds of covert arms sales to Iran were funneled to the Contra Rebels fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
d. 1992 the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia voted to split the country in 2 to the Czech Republic and Slovakia effective January 1, 1993.
e. 1999 a 5 year old boy Elian Gonzales, floating in an inner tube off the coast of Florida after the boat that he, his mother and Cubans fleeing Cuba sank, was rescued by 2 fisherman which prompted competing lawsuits by his great uncle in the U.S. and his Cuban father in Cuba for custody which was determined in the father’s favor prompting a predawn raid to remove him when his relatives in the U.S. refused to turn him over:
Reflections on HUAC and its contempt of Congress leading to the Blacklist: “The Constitution was never intended to cloak or shield those who would destroy it.” J. Parnell Thomas, Chairman of HUAC “The United States can keep its constitutional liberties or it can keep the Thomas committee. It can’t keep both.” The Hollywood Ten. Sadly today conservatives have become the Hollywood 10 and the Social Media Giants like Facebook and Twitter have become HUAC.
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