COVID19: How Stupid Are We?

What do  China and  Burger King have in common?  They’re both selling Whoppers. A look at the circular  firing squad during the dem-bate this week ought to give you a clue how “dumb we is.”  But this latest change in Chinese COVID-19 case reporting...

Wu-WHO: The Dancing Xi’s Lie Masters

With apologies to Gary Zukav, world-class physicist and author of “Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics.”  I can’t resist turning a good phrase. Chinese should be barred from Statistics. But, as dictatorial States will, they have no...

Hacking "Old Age" (1)

Another “lap around Life” hits this week as 71-rolls by.  Here’s the thing, though:  I feel every bit as good now as I did at 50- and maybe even better.Why?  How?  Well, as near as can be figured, it’s because someone has...

Markets: Xi’s Terrible Virus Quandary

We expect the market to open seriously down this morning for several reasons, not the least of which is the seriousness of COVID-19 is dawning on people other than us. As of writing time, Dow futures were down 178 points on the Dow,  but we will see how the Fed plays...

Re-Screwing of Bernie, Princesses Wuhan Mess

Holiday Schedule:  No US market activity today due to President’s Day.  As a result, there’s little in the way of insightful comment on the financial side, other than our awe-struck sense of wonder at idiots in Finance who can’t understand medicine....

Prepping: Bike & Fix-It Shop Basics (Pt. 2)

Breaking:  A Wuhan Update Before we jump into the lighter stuff, two quick notes. First the daily numbers: Cases:  69,266   Deaths: 1,670 Cases are up almost 86% from a week ago; deaths are up 105.6% – more than doubling. Second is a follow-up to the research...

Wuhan – As a De-Population Event?

You are being CC’ed on a note to my son G-II today to protect his “family jewels” as more research – of the scariest sort to males charged with continuing the family breeding lines- comes from China virus studies coming out:  Like this one:...

The End of “Flat-Land” News

Advances in data summarization and presentation has outstripped the average human’s ability to live  effectively with “Flat-Land News.” That is, to admit that most of what passes for “news” is wholly incomplete, lacking of context...