While Bitcoin looks to sucker-in more of the “buy the dips” crowd, and prices early remained planted around $30,000, we are instead waiting for Markets to wake up to the no growth model and reprice accordingly.
But the BIG story is how the Biden administration continues to kill America’s future. It is almost as though a gang of climate extremists had recognized their chance to elevate The Rich and Powerful into even more of a “club you can’t join” – like the crowd that hangs at Davos.
The latest Biden foul on America was the story on the Daily Caller site over the weekend: Biden Cancels More Oil And Gas Leases As Fuel Prices Skyrocket. According to the report, there will not be another series of energy leases up until a year from this October.
If You Defend Biden…
…you’re not very bright. Here are some “energy Realities” to consider:
- Oil jumps 4% as U.S. gasoline prices hit record high | Reuters
- Gas prices surge again: Why is the price of oil so high? (houstonchronicle.com) (Biden kills energy!)
- And yet, political correctness is running rampant – resulting in the del;ay (or death) of important energy infrastructure. As an example? How A Major Tar Sands Pipeline Project Threatens Indigenous Land Rights | HuffPost. Walking shoes warmed up?
- Meantime, Germany is looking at a Russian oil import ban as EU Needs a Few More Days for Next Sanctions Package on Russia – Germany | US News.
For now the Drooler’s posse keeps goading Putin into nuclear first use. NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia.
Meanwhile, How could Russia react to Finland, Sweden joining NATO. Essentially three ways this could play.
Aha! A Ukraine story that is not a Whopper: McDonald’s to leave Russia for good after 30 years. (Leaving shareholder in a pickle?) Biden is still working on Supersizing Ukraine.
Government really needs a war. Could it be to cover-up and distract from the Second Depression? Food shortages will be one reason for expansion of government control. But just think how much unconstitutional power will accrete to the power-addict pols with radiation! OMG! Pure adrenaline there.
The early market futures were down 50 on the Dow and more on the NASDAQ.
It’s pretty clear to us that the demagogues party is willing to kill the greatest economy in the world. First by outsourcing critical manufacturing, then by forcing a war with Russia and now strong-arming what were more-or-less neutral countries into the EU power grab. Dopes.
It’s pretty clear when you look: An alliance of radial leftists has made a war and it will cause shortages before winter. Of gasoline, diesel, and food above all. This will result in yet-another unconstitutional seizure of power to those least worthy of wielding it.
If I sound a bit pissy this morning, thank the day’s news flow.
Speaking of “The Club”
It’s War on Musk.
Big Left is out to kill Elon Musks efforts to help America “walk the talk.”
Oh sure, in theory this is a land of Free Speech. But Big Left presently has a lock on social media through a series of half-wit CEOs. faux truther’s, and political hacks. And they sure as hell don’t want to give it up.
As a result? Big Left doesn’t want Musk anywhere near the (bot swarming, manipulation and control offered by…) social media.
The War is coming from two directions. Lefterly media cheerleaders, like the Washington Post’s Elon Musk’s free-speech agenda could mean challenges for Twitter in India – The Washington Post. Am I the only one to notice the WaPo is concerned and hand-wrings only about borders everywhere but HERE?
The other front in the War on Musk will be (owned by corps) government agencies which operate under “color of law.” As in SEC Reportedly Investigates Musk For Delay In Disclosing 5% Twitter Stake (forbes.com).
Yes, too dangerous to let the un-controlled, out of the club sort – like Musk – anywhere near Social. He will likely kill the crooked bot-swarms and their “inside accomplices” some of whom have already jumped ship.
Free speech is only for Lefties! Yale Law Students Leah Fessler Melisa Olgun call for ostracizing conservative classmates. Subhead is “Woke Yale Law students call for ‘unrelenting daily confrontation’ with conservative classmates and attack the Constitution following leaked SCOTUS opinion that could see Roe V. Wade overturned”
Social media is a public utility and should be regulated in the same “hands off” manner. We don’t need to have an upcoming lefty political hack claiming an (obviously unconstitutional) right to “oversee” anything.
Biden stupidity is evident at every turn: Killing energy for some whacko’s and killing any threat to “controlled media.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you – for the 3,809th Monday of Ure’s time on Earth – That the FIX is STILL IN.
Speaking of “The Fix”
We give a nod of appreciation over in the direction of Fox News for covering the Hildebeast story: Michael Sussmann’s trial to begin in first case brought by Special Counsel John Durham. Sussmanm was a lawyer for the Clinotistas. Now there’s a strong “club member” huh?
But here’s how the distraction works: Rather than get into how many Clintonistas might be crooks, the Mainstream serves up shit like Inside UFO secrets that could be revealed at bombshell hearing probing whether aliens pose national security threat. Like The Powers will let you in on crap?
Around here, if you haven’t figured out that “aliens are real” and that “Hillary’s a crook” you might as well look for an MKUltra-like program. Speaking of which…
Reset The Mass Murder Clock
“Who programmed him?” we’re wondering. As Payton Gendron was hospitalized after threatening classmates. He’s the weekend mass shooting (alleged) perp. 10-dead.
But let’s think a little deeper. The agenda of NPR remains decidedly left of our views. Especially reading U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres condemns Buffalo shooting. It’s no business of his, but that’s who liberals quote.
But here’s the facts: The UN (and so far, not NPR that I’ve found) bothers to report it was an Asian gunman was involved in another weekend shooting: 1 Killed, 5 hurt in California Church Shooting, Gunman Held.
The sad fact is that the craziness of killing other humans is pretty-evenly spread among races in all the research I’ve seen. But so is mental illness.
On this Buffalo case: Interesting to read about arrestee’s previous behaviors. Perhaps it will sway the mental health profession to reacquaint itself with the track record of early corporal punishment, treatment, and incarceration. The wages of excessively permissive society are death.
Now to the clock:
Six people were killed up in Colorado back on December 27th of last year. That was 139 days ago. But this is a noisy data set. Still, in that 130-150 day range, the 135-145 day cyclical inference is noted.
If you know an amateur astronomer, get a list of orbital periods in that 130-150 length for minor moons, and such.
For example, I’m sure you remember reading about The Effect of Orbital Configuration on the Possible Climates and Habitability of Kepler-62f – PMC (nih.gov)? Here’s a star where the half-rotation cycle would be about 133-days. You following me?
The Weak Ahead
We would like to see a moderate decline in the market today. That MIGHT set up a rally if tomorrow’s Retail Sales numbers come in good. Prepping by more people increases sell-through.
After Retail tomorrow (and industrial production 45-minutes later). Housing starts Wednesday and a Philly Fed report Thursday. Friday has a quarterly services survey mid-morning. Not a likely market mover, though.
Empire State Data Just out:
From the NY Fed release:
“After growing strongly last month, business activity declined in New York State, according to firms responding to the May 2022 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index dropped thirty-six points to -11.6. New orders declined, and shipments fell at the fastest pace since early in the pandemic. Delivery times continued to lengthen, and inventories expanded. Labor market indicators pointed to a modest increase in employment and the average workweek. Both the prices paid and prices received indexes moved lower, but were still elevated. Looking ahead, optimism about the six-month outlook remained subdued.”
Yeah, we know that subdued stuff…
Rip N. Reed’s Picks
News Flow Follies:
Want to remind me why the U.S. is a member of the UN? Babblespeak like No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights is code-talk for global government land grab. They will get to once free oceans, too, one of these days. It’ll be a crisis, of course.
A little heavy on the punishment side, but Man Collected 12 Stones, Pieces Of Broken Pottery As Souvenirs In Iraq. He Is Now Facing Death Penalty. Where’s Indy when we need him?
First Robotic Murder case for A.I. fans? Greece: Man, believed homeless, crushed in ‘robot dumpster’.
Around the Ranch
About an inch of rain fell in a surprise pop-up thunderstorm here, overnight.
A further note (since I’ve been writing so much on workflows and workstations lately) I keep forgetting to mention the “workstation” for the Lexus.
In the carport, you see, the pressure washer is mounted on a post with a quick connect for water. About a 15-second setup time to pressure wash the car.
Long story made super short: The car is sparkling while the greening-up continues here in East Texas. Where near as we can figure, washing the car really DOES cause rain. Well, that and Elaine watered the front lawn 8-houyrs earlier…
Just Amazing. Dude!
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