Yes, boys and girls, we go off on the sacrilegious track once again, due to too much coffee and too many headlines.
For those just tuning-in, here are the rules of the game:
I select 5 headlines and try to guess their source.
Then you do the same thing: Pick any 5 headlines on the page and write down what the source is likely to be.
Whoever gets the highest number right gets bragging rights for the day. Got it?
Let’s do my round first:
Tough one. This would have to be a liberal bastion m,edia place, but one that would at least play-act like it was providing “objective” reporting.
Ummm…either NY Times or Washington Post.
I’ll go with the NY Times.
Now let’s click the link…
Damn! 0 for 1. It was the Washington Post.
Say, is this fun, or what?
Easy-peasey. Short squeeze is a market term and so I’d guess this one as CNBC…
(Click the link, kiddies…)
Yay Georgie! 1 for 2 now.
Headline #3: Feminist: ‘All Men Are Rapists’
Well crap: Could be InfoWars or CNN by the sound of it. But since it is shocking and not suggestive of policy or action, I will go to InfoWars on this one.
Oh boy! George is running 2 out of 3.
One thing I am learning: I need to “shop” the headlines better.
Headline #4: Giuliani wrong on terror and Obama.
Obviously I’d have to go with CNN.
Yes, Ole George is 3 out of four. Let’s me see if I csn find an easy one to put this in the bag…
Now seriously? This is again so easy…Fox News.
BTW – Hats to Newt for calling the WTF: Why didn’t the FBI depose Hillary under oath?
Truth hurts here, but the top brass at the FBI seem to have set this up to let her skate from the get-go, of course. Or, so the data supports.
Wanna bet what would happen if you or I tried a “Not under Oath, thank you…” When dealing with a Fed agency like FBI, Homeland, or IRS?
Fact: There are two classes of people in America. Made people like the Clintons, Bushes, Obamas, Kennedys, Kerrys, et all. And the rest of us schmoes.
Click. Back to the game.
Am I right? On the urge to purge the perjurer’s paradox? Precisely plebe. We should be founding People to Prevent Perps from Pursuing Presidency…aw, but who would join though?
Well, hell.. .still four out of five for me.
Here are your five picks to guess the sources on…and I will make this easy for you:
2. New York Today: New York Today: Havana in Harlem *This was a gimme, but figured you might need it to keep the game rolling…)
(Another easy one: Which media goes all over the world touting the whispers and prompts from the neocons at State? Hint Gray Lady.)
(Another hint: Which electronic media is even possibily open to the Trump bias charges? Besides InfoWars?)
(Logic here: Not in favor of the Obamanation immigration fllod and invasion. So we can eliminate the NY Times, the Washington Post, and CNN. Which leaves?)
You and I are both losers of News Headline Roulette!
Drop by again to play another exiting round.
[l.oud sound of buzzer and siren is heard…[
It’s a Double Bonus Round!
And while today’s headline sounds like something The Ecuador Expat wrote on our comments pages, it’s not, See if you can guess who did this one?
Last, but not least, we have to give you a shot at our final question of the morning based on the population Ap Invasion of ther Asset Snatchers!
That’s it…send in your results…and be sure to look for the real life ap version of this game which will make me fabulously wealthy so I, too, can sell out what’s left of core values.
Remember: The object of the game is to be the last one to sell out! You get the highest price this way.
We now return you to our normally scheduled programming..
Futuring and Serious: Geo-Wiping
A reader of our dandy little news scanner noticed something which could be an oh-oh…
Re: Breaking News – Going Insane: this is not the first time, nor even the second, that the region known as ‘The Old Northwest’ has been involved in some pretty shocking news – most people know about the ‘gangster’ Mafia period so glorified in films and books like ‘The Godfather’ – but previously you had the series of events culminating in ‘The Great Chicago Fire’ and a serial killer whose ‘death count’ is still unequaled.
Personally I think it has something to do with the climate – brutal snowbound winters and boiling hot summers do not make life comfortable – even the Catholic ‘missionaries’ who first made contact with the Native Americans living in the area in the 1700’s found out to their very painful (and long, long) death.
It’s not just riots/civil unrest that are/is the problem, but the apparent lack of governmental regard for the citizens about the basics like providing clean water. Now that will make people ‘crazy’ after a while!”
Welcome to “after a while.”
This could very well be Pearl Harbor II. Except the attack is across Social and people don’t see the bombers and inciters. The stupidity of “free speech” to yell fire in the crowded theater has been programmed into young, impressionable minds.
The are blind to computer screens. I expect Pokemon Go will make half a billion – half way there now. And can you tell me the payoff on this, please?
For me, it’s proof that people really are crazy.
And, speaking of which, you see where Oregon State is prototyping a “social Just Us” program?
“Ah, just so, Go-Zo. This is what bullshit pushed through an IV is like…”
The laughable lunacy of the ludicrous Left from the 1970’s has been inculcated into the schools and so revolution plans of the Alinskyites is all but a done deal. Sharia law and the whole thing as a multicultural video game…modern Tower of Babel collapse, yessir. THAT is where we’re going.
Political correctness is no substitute for jobs in the real world, but you’re supposed to keep your head down and drink the political Kool=Aid.
Don’t think, just drink.
Besides, there’s nothing left to monetize for the monoculture… *Is this why Buffett is rumored loading up on Apple? Because they have such a fine labor machine in China?_Because we don’t have cell phone factories? Because we have screwed ourselves to the wall and there’s no growth possible except through internal destruction in Revolution? Ero, AmRev 2 – the economic stimulus package?
My head hurts. Back to the press releases then…
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,152,000. This is 0.1 percent (±1.2%)* below the revised June rate of 1,153,000, but is 0.9 percent (±1.5%)* above the July 2015 estimate of 1,142,000.
Single-family authorizations in July were at a rate of 711,000; this is 3.7 percent (±1.4%) below the revised June figure of 738,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 411,000 in July.
HOUSING STARTS Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,211,000. This is 2.1 percent (±8.8%)* above the revised June estimate of 1,186,000 and is 5.6 percent (±14.7%)* above the July 2015 rate of 1,147,000.
Single-family housing starts in July were at a rate of 770,000; this is 0.5 percent (±8.6%)* above the revised June figure of 766,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 433,000.
HOUSING COMPLETIONS Privately-owned housing completions in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,026,000. This is 8.3 percent (±8.9%)* below the revised June estimate of 1,119,000, but is 3.2 percent (±11.2%)* above the July 2015 rate of 994,000.
3.2% yoy? Against how many immigrant arrivals? Help me now…
Consumer Inflation Data
Hot off the server over at the Bureau of Labor Stochastics… (*ok, just seeing if you’re awake…of course it is statistics but I couldn’t confirm that with our check book.)
“ The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 0.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The energy index declined in July and the food index was unchanged. The index for all items less food and energy rose, but posted its smallest increase since March. As a result, the all items index was unchanged after rising in each of the 4 previous months.
The energy index fell 1.6 percent after rising in each of the last four months. The decline was due to a sharp decrease in the gasoline index; other energy indexes were mixed.
The food at home index declined 0.2 percent as four of the six major grocery store food group indexes decreased, while the index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent.
The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in July after rising 0.2 percent in June. The shelter index rose 0.2 percent, its smallest increase since March, and the indexes for medical care, new vehicles, and motor vehicle insurance also rose. In contrast, the indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks, communication, and recreation were among those that declined in July.
My, ain’t that special?
You do know this will mean essentially no increase in Social Security next year, right?
Has medical gone up? (*Yes) Housing costs (Yes). Oh but the numbers say…all bow down before the freaking numbers… Hazzah hazzah oh great and foolproof numbers.
Let us pray. (Where’s my crack pipe when I need it?)
Stock futures down a tad.
Your only winning play is to get out of debt and live “closer to the earth” but that kills the economy so go my a new iPhone 17 from China, bubba. And post it to FB or you’re an anarchist scum…
The Real News To Read
Might be something like this: “The subversive craft worker: Challenging ‘disutility’ theories of management control.”
And this is new why? You mean other than it is published in Human Relations which in turn comes from the Tavistock Institute?
Gee, I don’t know…why would this be news?