Inauguration Day: Pimping Disaster and 66 Democrat Clowns

The Left is really playing dirty now, in their efforts to keep the duly-elected President from taking office. First example is by talking about how a “Disaster could put Obama cabinet member in Oval Office” in this YouTube video: Trying to get some “Catcher in the Rye” reader to go off, you think? Second example is how lefty members of Congress are skipping the inauguration.  Worst of sleaze here. The left-wing media – many of them sellouts to the alligators in the swamp that Washington has become – have … Continue reading

Coping: Anti-Aging with Mung Beans???

I don’t know why, but the other day I happened to be looking for some Mung bean sources and I tripped over a few sites that were making miraculous claims for sprouts.  Beam sprouts. Well, sure, they’re good and all, but as I got into it, there turns out to be an ingredient in sprouts that may have some anti-aging health benefits. One site (here) claimed “…50 times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as mature broccoli…” Another site (UndergroundHealthReporter) goes even further “There is something in the chemical substance … Continue reading

Housing Still Rolling – But for How Long?

There has been some speculation in the financial press (such as it is) that Housing might begin to soften sometime after the first of the year. Reasons? Debt saturation of young people, interest rates firming to rising, and so forth. But there’s another factor: A lot of people who are Baby Boomers (like us, for instance) have very large homes/property and that are not conducive to serious aging. Until you’re into your 70’s, living on a large multi-story home sounds great. Problem is that statistically, the home is where most … Continue reading

Coping: Millennial’s Book 3: [keyword: Invent]

(book title then article begins if graphics are down) Reader Note: If you are just catching on, each Thursday we’re are doing a chapter each week of a book I’m writing for Millennials – teaching the insights that will (hopefully!) allow them to live long and prosper – and be around to clean up after us Old People who made a mess of getting civilization this far. There are three sections to each chapter. Something you can read to children, a general reader part, and the advanced/business section. We pick … Continue reading

Why "The News" Business Model is Obsolete

What’s more, News is going Consumer-direct. Join us this morning for a step into the world of Mesh Networks and you’ll see with astounding clarity how Trump has radically changed the playing field of “Old Style News” dissemination. With the network topology in plain site, of course the NY Times will have to reduce its newsroom staffing.  To say nothing of CNN. More for Subscribers       ||| SUBSCRIBE NOW!       |||   Subscriber Help Center … Continue reading

T-Basher Festival: Sell the Rumors?

The “news budget” this week is pretty interesting: Consumer Prices tomorrow, Housing Starts Thursday, but just more FedSpeak on the rubber-chicken circuit Friday. The BIG event Friday will be the Trump Inauguration ceremony in front of the U.S. Capitol. High noon, Trump will be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts . Just prior, at 11:30 AM, Trump will give his Inaugural Speech. In case you missed it, we penned a suggested/possible speech last weekend on our side, but since it should be in the public as … Continue reading

Coping: What Rain Gauges Tell Us About Sports

Minor disaster here at the Ranch Monday:  Our Rain gauge broke. Could I have fixed it?  Ummm… I suppose so, but it was getting sun-damaged and I felt like living large a bit, so I went shopping. Here is the data as collected by Old Man Labs research: NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Rain Gauge: $11.27 NFL Dallas Cowboys Rain Gauge, 12.5″: $24.73 MLB Detroit Tigers Rain Gauge: $12.39 NCAA Texas Tech Red Raiders Rain Gauge: $21.58 NCAA Kentucky Wildcats Rain Gauge: $23.49 MLB Minnesota Twins Rain Gauge: $12.99 NCAA … Continue reading

MLK Day: The Media Score Cards

With the markets closed, here at Uretopia Ranch, other than a hellatious amount of rain overnight, there’s little to do with all the computing horsepower at Old Man Labs. We are left with little to do but look at how various media are still using the commemoration of Dr. King’s death to drive wedges between Americans. Our little foray begins with the front page of the NY Times which proclaims “Trump Sets Off Backlash With Attack on Civil Rights Icon.” To be sure, Rep. Lewis has been a leading advocate of … Continue reading

Coping: The Inaugural Speech Trump SHOULD Give

[From my Report #800-B of Saturday shared with universal subscriber support that we work to get this idea out there.] I wanted to jot down a few ideas based on a “lost commodity” in America:  The Art of Thinking Big and doing something about it.  Due to the feminization/neutering of America, old-fashioned male whupp-ass was put down by the forces of political correctness (liberalism) years ago.  It has shrunk our thinking and our national cajones, too.  Other countries, with a more “male” sense of about them – China for … Continue reading

Retail’s Last Big Car-Buying Spree Saves America?

Yes, Retail Sales Matter and we have a fresh one just off the press over at Census. Here’s how it looks: Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services  Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2016, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $469.1 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 4.1 percent (±0.9 percent) above December 2015. Total sales for the 12 months of 2016 were up 3.3 percent (±0.6 … Continue reading