A Brief Word from the Revolutionary

This is actually economics and management, and it’s something you maybe haven’t thought about.  But it’s bothering me this morning, so…..

Back when the length of U S Senate and House terms were being set, it look a long time to get a letter from, say, the West Coast back to the halls of power in Washington.

According to an Amazon forum, it took Pony Express:

Fastest, 7 days plus, average around 10 days summer, 12-16 winter

Now, let me apply some of our renown Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) skills and look at the problem in the time domain.… Summary only: Article continues here...

Coping: Reproduction of the Gods?

Way back when, Beatnik-era philosopher Alan Watts wrote a marvelous book:”  The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.”

On his quest for understand of the Big Everything, it occurred to Watts that if you’re really the All and Everything, how would you keep yourself entertained over Eternity?

To his way of thinking, one way would be to play a gigantic Game with yourself.  The way it works is simple:  You mere sub-divide yourself into billions of smaller piece (not one of which knows All) and then set them out on a planet – like Earth – and then sit back and watch the entertainment as all these pieces try to reassemble themselves into something approaching the Whole/All.… Summary only: Article continues here...

Buy the Rumor Day

After a hellacious run-up in the market, this we ought to be an interesting one on a number of fronts.

First off, the consumer price index is due out Wednesday morning and it should show inflation is being held relatively in check.

This is a report that used to come out like clockwork on the 15th of the month, but now (for whatever reason) they gov’t can’t seem to get its poop in a group as quickly as back in the old days.… Summary only: Article continues here...

Coping: Zigging the Future and Ebola

For us,the future on Monday mornings like this, comes down to “bounded Ziggy.”

So what’s a Ziggy,” you obediently marvel, barley able to move after the weekend.

Have you forgotten?  The old TV series Quantum Leap which had a plot about jumping around in time…

Quantum Leap is an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from March 26, 1989 to May 5, 1993, for a total of five seasons. The series was created by Donald P.

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Demographica: Say "Hi!" to Negative Growth Rates

We’ll get to the overnight episode of “5,500 Cruise Ship Roulette” in a minute.  But today is also time to update the mass invasion of the US through the former Mexico border.  And regrettably, the latest statistics back up our earlier contention that the great “Dirty Secret” the Washington Cartel is hiding from voters until after elections and the Executive Reconquista to follow, is that without mass immigration, our economy is going to implode.  Seriously.  Ka-Boom!  Blooey!… Summary only: Article continues here...

Ebola Goes Political

Pardon the unusual update:

President Obama has selected a political figure – not a medical expert or epidemiologist – to become the nation’s “Ebola Czar.”

Ron Klain, who was chief of staff to two vice presidents (Gore & Biden) and worked on the Al Gore recount project in 2000, has been named to the position.

Wikipedia’s entry on Klain sums him up this way:

He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron White during the Court’s 1987 and 1988 Terms and worked on Capitol Hill, where he was Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination.

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Ebola: Impound a Whole Cruise Ship?

One of our sources called last night to tip us off that a cruise ship would be docking in Galveston on the 19th and that on that cruise ship was a lab worker who had worked with the samples from Ebola Patient Zero up in Dallas.

Now that two healthcare workers in the hospital had come down with symptoms, my source told me, there was consideration being given to sending a helicopter out to bring the exposed lab worker back for closer medical scrutiny.… Summary only: Article continues here...

Coping: With People; Poles Apart & the Dirty Thirties

Yet another round of emails has landed like  V-2 rockets on London in my inbox.  One mentions what a douche I am for failing to embrace global warming.  That happens periodically, I suppose.  But with reason…

The Warmist email reminded me that US News is covering the rise of natural gas use and proclaiming that it won’t change the warming profile.

Those more prone to “chill” (so to speak), like the gang up at the Chronicle Project, sent along a snip about how sea ice in the Antarctic has just set another record high.Summary only: Article continues here...