Rent’s Revenge – Jobs Data – BlizTex E.R. Blowback

Since this is nominally  a website about common-sense economics, we will start there before moving on to Emergency Room Adventures and this morning’s latest flash-in-the-pan data on Jobs. Month End? The conventional wisdom is that the markets rise – lots of times – during the first week to 10-days of a month.  Because that’s when the “fresh money” comes into the market. Flip side of this (so we mentioned to our Peoplenomics subscribers a long time back) …

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Mask Notes, ShopTalk on Workflow, and a Meissner

I’m trying to write shorter – more useful – columns.  Because as Elaine’s mobility has “wound-down” prior to hip surgery, I’m been spending less time “in the chair” than usual.  And more time playing lead in the local production of the “Odd Couple”.  (Planned for release as “The Bunny and the Geek.”) Masks Work Better than Thought You should have figured by now that my son, George II, is heading up an Incident Management team …

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ShopTalk Sat: Solar Install, BBQ Recyle

The Work Never Stops One of the things, we’re convinced, that causes dying is “stopping living.” So on holiday weekends – when a lot of people put their feet up, drink too much and load on the lard – we keep ourselves busy.  Big property, big projects.  But not without the goal in mind of food. Man’s gotta eat… I recently told you about our upgrade to an infrared grill for burning steaks since the …

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ShopTalk 2021: Tools Extend Life!

Almost 72, Planning Still Works Happy Aging Zone?  There is a delightful balancing place most of us can find, with a little effort.  It comes down to three concepts we’ve covered on Peoplenomics and here this year.  For those who missed, these concepts revolve to form a “balanced life.” It’s marvelous to have/be-in  a relationship with someone who returns the favor. Time set aside for learning and study pays huge dividends via improved thinking and …

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A Personal “Accident Chain”

Ure on 3-Day Injured List I don’t have accidents often.  The last “mishap” of any potential was back in our flying days.  And it was while studying  that when the concept of “Accident Chains” was drilled into me. A flying story first to kinda “set the table.” About 9-years ago, Elaine and I were on one of our transcons and we’d come out of Missoula, Montana from a fuel stop.  It was a picture-perfect day to …

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Sunday Health Notes

Yes: We’re Still Masking Many things to go over this morning.  Two posts – the second (“Shop Talk”) will be along shortly.  But I want to start with a reader inquiry: “George – with all the talk about masks being ‘useless’ and such, and with covid on the rise in just about every state, wondering, wht does you son have to say about people wearing/not wearing masks as a layer of protection against getting the …

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One Other Shop Note

Got up early this (Sunday) morning and a few minutes before sunrise, had a successful “test firing” of the new Harbor Fright Dust Collector: Not terribly noisy – and the old (small) unit will remain installed in a through-wall set up.  It will be plumbed to move the 3D printer odors outdoors.  I may upgrade the HF to the Wynn Environmentals 35A filter kit.  These are very good but also nearly the price of the …

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FED Panics: Synthetic Depression Looms

Our “Big View” is scary:  A “Synthetic Depression” is being rolled out.  Not trying to make you paranoid, but we are following the data…. We think sometimes you don’t try to save all the financial Big Players, as the IMF planning to piss-away a Trillion Dollars which makes no sense.  Unless, of course, you don’t believe in “free markets.,”  Free when convenient, perhaps, boys?  Also: Stories using the term “bazooka” related to stupidity like this, …

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