With over 100 million COVID-19 cases in the world, how is USA doing compared to the rest of the world?

The table below shows that USA came in as number 25 of the 30 countries with the largest outbreak of Covid as death rate is concerned. It will be interesting to see how well we will fare under new leadership.  I will recheck in 100 days.

Rank Country      Cases             Deaths           Death Rate   

     World     100,659 649         2,161,373           2.15%

  1. Mexico           1,771,740             150,273           8.51%
  2. Iran                  1,385,706              57,560           4.16%
  3. Peru                 1,102,795              39,887           3.62%                
  4. Italy                 2,485,956              86,422           3.48%
  5. Belgium              694,858              20,814           3.00%
  6. South Africa    1,423,578              41,797          2.94%
  7. Indonesia         1,012,350             28,468           2.81%
  8. UK                    3,689,746            100,162           2.71%
  9. Canada               756,250               19,376           2.56%
  10. Colombia         2,027,746              51,747           2.55%
  11. Chile                    706,500               18,023          2.55%
  12. Germany         2,163,113              54,390           2,51%
  13. Argentina        1,874,801              47,034           2.51%
  14. Romania            715,438                17,938          2.51%
  15. Brazil               8,881,853             217,806          2.45%
  16. Poland            1,482, 722               35,665          2.41%
  17. Pakistan            535,914                  11,376         2.12%
  18. Iraq                     515,380                13,010          2.11%
  19. Spain               2,733,729               56,799           2.08% 
  20. Sweden              556,289                11,247          2.02%
  21. France             3.079,943               74,106          2.01%
  22. Russia             3,756,931               70,482           1.88%
  23. Ukraine           1,197,107               22,057           1.84%
  24. Portugal             653,878                11,012          1.68%
  25. USA               25,952,482             433,909          1.67%
  26. Czechia              946,046                15,618          1.65%
  27. India              10,689,268             153,724          1,44%
  28. Netherlands      956,867                13,665          1.43%
  29. Turkey             2,442,350               25,344          1.04%
  30. Israel                  613,286                  4,501           0.73%    

Vote fraud in Pa Dutch Country? You got to be kidding! A Limerick.

The vote in the land of the Dutch

had never amounted to much.

But the times sure have changed

now the votes are arranged

with more votes than sought: Fraudsters’ touch.

Before the English writer Rudyard Kipling in 1910 wrote the book “Rewards and Fairies,” he toured all over the United States. He spent time in Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In “Brother Square-Toes,” a story in “Rewards and Fairies,” Kipling says this about Lancaster:

“It’s a kindly, softly country there, back of Philadelphia among the German towns, Lancaster way. Little houses and bursting big barns, fat cattle, fat women, and all as peaceful as Heaven might be if they farmed there.”

That was 1910. Lancaster Co teems with Amish and Mennonites. They stayed away from the evil ways of the English, shunned modernization, hated wars and immorality, and they didn’t vote. After Bill Clinton became President this all changed, and they started voting, pro-life.

This year there was a record participation in voting, even in Mail-in requests.

Someone took a screen-shot of the tally so far:

Mail-in ballot requests: 108,539

Ballots returned so far: 89,681

Mai-in Ballots counted so far: 142, 584.

Make of that what you will.

 

Red state – blue state. It is a matter of survival from the corona virus.

Based on the 2016 election results you have a much better chance of escaping the coronavirus if you live in a state that President Trump won. The exceptions are Louisiana, that allowed Mardi Gras to go ahead in spite of the epidemic. This affected Mississippi as well. Pennsylvania and Michigan have democrat governors, which explains a lot.  The death rates speak for themselves. A standout exception is Hawaii, highly democratic, but with the lowest death rate of all!

State               Trump      Deaths per     State                    Clinton          Deaths per

State             Plurality      milliom        State                    plurality         million

Wyoming       47.6%        29                   District of Columbia  88.7%   666

West Virginia 42.2%       44                    Hawaii                   32.2%          12

Oklahoma       36.4%       86                    California              28.8%       110

North Dakota 36.3%       85                    Vermont               28.5%          88

Idaho               31.6%         46                   Massachusetts     27.3%     1028

Kentucky         29.8%        99                   Maryland              25.2%       430

South Dakota 29.8%         70                   New York              21.3%     1546

Alabama          28.3%      133                    Washington         16.2%       149

Arkansas          26.6%        45                     Illinois                   16.0%       436

Nebraska         26.3%         94                    Rhode Island        15.6%       691

Tennessee       26.2%        56                      Connecticut         13.3%     1114

Kansas              21.0%        77                      New Jersey          13.2%     1327

Montana         20.0%          16                     Delaware             11.5%       383

Louisiana         19.7%        611                     Oregon                 10.6%         37

Indiana            19.3%        326                      New Mexico         8.3%        175

Missouri          19’1%        130                       Virginia                  4.9%     165

Mississippi      18.6%        258                       Colorado               2.8%      256

Utah                 18.1%          35                        Nevada                  2.4%     137

Alaska                15.2%        14                        Maine                    1.8%       70

South Carolina 14.1%         97                       Minnesota            1.5%     192

Iowa                    9,6%       178                        New Hampshire  0.4%     188

Texas                   9.2%        60

Ohio                    8.6%       194

Georgia               5.7%       198

Arizona               4.1%        129

North Carolina   3.8%          92

Florida                 1.3%       118

Pennsylvania      1.2%       445

Wisconsin           1.0%       104

Michigan              0.3%     556

May 27, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we are reading one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans and two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 27: Romans 5, 2 Kings 3, 2 Kings 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 5. This is a great chapter and tells how faith triumphs in trouble, one quote: “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” And so it is: Death came through one man, Adam, but “if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” Let that sink in. The rest of the chapter is just as great.

2 Kings 3. There was trouble all around: Moab Rebelled against Israel. Israel called for Judah and Edom to help.  They gathered their armies and horses, but after seven days without water they called for Elisha. He told them to dig ditches in the desert. They obeyed, and without rain the ditches are filled, they all got water and quenched the rebellion. Then they punished Moab, but the King offered his firstborn son as a burnt offering. This was too drastic even for Israel, so they drew back.

2 Kings 4, Like Elijah, Elisha multiplied a widow’s oil, like Elijah, Elisha raised a person from death, this time the Shunammite’s son. Elisha purified a pot of stew, and at another time he fed one hundred men with twenty small loaves of bread, and there were leftovers, much like Jesus did, but on a much smaller scale.

A final? verse on the Obama impeachment song; the new hashtag #obamagate, remember it before it is taken down.

Yesterday I learned a new word, obamagate, to compare the coup attempt against President Donald Trump with Richard Nixon’s “Third rate burglary” , called Waterecause gate.

It quickly caught on, and at 9 am today had 3. 43 million tweets. Since then it is diminishing fast:

The time for impeachment is over, but here is verse 100 to the Obama impeachment song: (Obama singing)

Twitter trends: ‘Obamagate’

Please take it down, it’ll seal my fate.

All because of my Trump hate;

the coup failed, and now it is checkmate.

the other 99 verses here

December 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read one chapter of Revelation and two chapters of Zechariah

December 23: Revelation 14, Zechariah 10, Zechariah 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Revelation 14. The apostle John again saw the vision of the lamb and the 144000 Jewish male virgins. Then he saw and heard three angels making their proclamation. And then came time to proclaim the reaping the earth’s harvest, the Grapes of Wrath. This vision is later portrayed in the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Zechariah 10. The LORD promised future restoration of Judah and restoration of Israel.

Zechariah 11. The LORD  proclaimed judgement on Israel, but then comes the prophecy of the shepherds. The chapter also contains the famous quote: “I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.