Here in East Texas, anyway.
And no, not really climate because that is really weather because climate is a function of multiple el Nino/ la Nina cycles over a good period of time, say 50-100 YEARS.
But let’s go along with the global tax scam promoters and remark on how earlier this week we recorded a low of 12.8°F here at Uretopia Ranch and last night it got down to a low of about 64°F.
So don’t look now, but climate is ALWAYS CHANGING.
Problem with such reports, though is they don’t give us geezers wandering around Old Man Labs enough real data. You see to us Squaw Valley Peak could be anywhere from 9,060 feet at the tippy-top summit, or down around 6,200 feet at the base. Either way, it’s a mile to mile and a half UP and yes sir, the wind acts differently up there.
NOAA Aviation Weather shows 60 knots still in 9,000 ft. winds forecast around Lakeview, Oregon and around Reno. Winds will move east across the Plains states today.
By this time tomorrow look for the headlines to be littered with wind damage reports. Related [Google news search]. Refresh once an hour, lkog changes, pretend you’re our Nostracodeus software, lol…
(Flight planning tip: Winds aloft at 9,000 ft. can wreck a cross-country trip this time of the year. I’ve seen days I could fly backwards.)
So instead, plan river rafting except where?
You realize it has been 16-years since Elaine and I skied NorthStar. 82” of snow there in the last 7 days and a base of 50 now…so Tahoians and refugee ski bums/bummettes from the Bay Area will have grand conditions this weekend, looks like.
But now for the “real” news…
Know why it seems like climate is “changing?”
Sun’s gone to sleep. Check out the latest NOAA Solar Cycle Progression Report:
Under-performing even the expectations – so what does that mean?
Well, sure we have that big iceberg kicking around the Antarctic, but we expect a cooler and milder summer this year due to the sun blinking out now. And until we get back over 100 sunspots on the next upleg of the solar cycle, say in 4 or 5 years, global warming will just have to remain marketed by tax-scammers as “climate change” and gee, with just a few global quintillions more in taxes, we could moderate the rains in California.
Forget that Ma Nature levels this xhit out without tax-scamming or carbon credits. Just stand with the herd…
Philippines had one out in the Celebes overnight at 7.3: Green glob below…
Well, the Fools on the Hill take up the matter of Obamacare taxes this week and the NY times says the “Health Care Industry Is Quiet as Millions May Lose Insurance.”
But look at the bright side: With some tax relief likely, the Millennials and older set may actually be able to afford a life.
You know, between government REQUIRED spending, a lot of young couples today don’t have an economic prayer.
If government requires spending, is that not a TAX? So again, why can’t we write off car insurance? We get to write off other required spending like property and sales taxes, so why not the insurance “driving tax?” Don’t start me; the short answer is government and insurance have merged (in Ocare too) but if the outfit booking the revenue ain’t a .gov then you don’t get to .deduct. Still, crooked.
Ever read state personal financial accountability laws? That’s not there for LOVE, it’s there to say “Oh it’s not required…” Sure it is…the limits on personal accountability are so high it’s a joke.
<Look> They have mandatory healthcare costing out the wazoo. They they have to pay income taxes, then come the government-required things like car insurance – which is really just another TAX dressed up in capitalist clothing.
Yes, there should be required insurance to drive, but I just changed insurance companies yesterday because the one we’re with hit us (perfect records) with a 14% hike and we told them to go you-know-what up a rope.
The new company is 40% cheaper and tosses in comp and roadside for us…so the UrbanSurvival tip is simple: If you haven’t changed insurance companies in 3-4 years, make the calls. You may be glad you did, although YMMV. Insurance companies hate DUIs and accidents and these can be avoided by drinking at home and never getting to a car through a bottle…
Back to point of this whine: Mlive reports “Auto insurance costs a concern for new state reps as legislature returns.”
Insurance companies KNOW the best investment in profitability they have is the 20-to-1 return on buying lawmakers. Not overtly – they do it with contributions and rolling the grays out of nursing homes to vote.
It’s like the Mafia saying “We ain’t crooks…we didn’t kill anyone ourselves…we hired that out.” Hence we have state legislatures.
From the Mengele Files
Tick-Tock – 9.5 to Go
Will we be the only ones playing “Count the Trump Bashes” home edition?
Boring day… little scheduled in the way of news.
Not much to say except the National Federation of Independent Business reports “Small Business Optimism Skyrocketed in December.”
Dow futures are down 20, but we are still expecting the Dow to wake up again and move higher, but that’s based on our research that IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE.
So off to more coffee and see you tomorrow with Peoplenomics and Thursday morning we plan the next chapter of “The Millennial’s Missing Manual” and that chapter is [keyword: Process].
Bean me, Jack…time to roll.