The confusion between “urgent” and “important” is common to both professional time management training and the field of journalism.
Although, in fairness, journalists are way off the pace, much of the time. That’s because news is managed almost everywhere in the world. Except here, in the U.S. where it’s not on the King’s Land, and the local communist party doesn’t rule by decree.
For now, the Important is what’s unfolding in Brazil where semi-democracy is trying to save the country from corporate take-over. That’s because the corporate-communist New World Order is seen, in our view, as trying to install too much, too Left, too fast. And people are pissed with the idea of leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva being in charge.
Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazil’s top government offices. Bolsonaro was quite popular. Which circles back to the question of how it is – in an emerging global trend – that less popular figures are winning so many “elections?”
Here in the U.S. the story is being cast, by outfits like the WaPo as being a kind of Latin spin on the Jan6 fiasco. Elsewhere, we read how American democrats are lobbying for Bolsonaro’s extradition to Brazil. (Rep. Joaquin Castro Calls for Biden Admin to Extradite Jair Bolsonaro Back to Brazil.)
Which to us is just ever-so laughable.
Lemme see if I have this right: A Latin male bringing in drugs without a Covid test with gang signage tatted all over is welcome. But a former head of state is not?
One of those mornings when the 12-year-old single malt begins to make sense.
Slow Joe’s Showtime Special
Doing the Will of the People, in America lately, has fallen far behind the importance of optics and narrative.
In fairness, a few of the NE Establishment Media were honest enough to report on the efforts of the democrat props department: El Paso cleans up migrant camps for Joe Biden border visit. Which faux news followed with El Paso city clean-up ahead of Biden’s border visit ‘very unfortunate’: Claudia Rodriguez.
But dishonest showcasing of lies is what America does – an unfortunate amount of – lately.
What was most refreshing to our eyes was how the massive “staging” of Mr. Disingenuous’ visit was even acknowledged by Gotham’s liberal rag in Biden Visits Southern Border Amid Fresh Crackdown on Migrants. As often happens in NYC, the paper that actually carried the Hunter Laptop story was more direct in their coverage: Biden lands in El Paso for first trip to border since becoming president. Noting Biden spent only three hours on the ground in EP.
OMG – could the NYT have noticed that globally, the middle class is pissed, and we don’t want media lying day after day to feed national denial and a liberal agenda to address serious problems? Or did they notice the democrat fix is breaking? Perhaps they just read their own coverage: House Republicans Preparing Broad Inquiry Into F.B.I. and Security Agencies.
Pants on fire?
Joe’s Broken Fixers
Speaking of which, did you see where
No talking “truth to power” unless it’s the liberal-Soros agenda, is that it?
We’ll be sitting-out the market action today while waiting to see what happens with J. Powell’s talk tomorrow morning and what will the next NFIB outlook bring.
This morning early, the markets were looking at an upward pre-open bias with the Big Picture from Friday’s closing giving this year-long view:
Could the market run higher? Sure. One of our models says we could squeak out a slightly higher (yellow) 2. But there’s a problem with that count.
Specifically, it would make the Wave 2 an extended wave which would set up a violent larger 3 down in the fall, a very short (yellow) 4 up late next winter and then the lead-in to nuclear war Wave 5 for early 2024.
For now, watching for sigils and signs makes more sense than going all ADHD in the short-term.
As we pointed out last week, cyclones have center-bent inward wind circulations – which we haven’t seen much of off the West Coast this winter. Still, there’s a global battle for clicks underway so stories likebecome predictable.
Climate change is, as we read it, more a political movement than a science. California’s Newsom blames climate change, to seek federal assistance as more storms line up to batter state. The climateers just love how climate change sells solar and electric vehicles. Yet, the data seems to suggest people buy solutions not political statements when all is said and done: Tesla slashes prices in China, other Asian markets as sales stumble.
But the best contexter of all this was seen in this Fact check: False claim the term ‘global warming’ was rebranded to ‘climate change’. Well, 10-points for the liberal spin. Since climate is ALWAYS changing, no need to let logic intrude.
As for the Sun heating up? Yes, in this view:
But “Hell No!” in this longer view:
In fact, Cycle 25 is right there in the Wimp Class of solar cycles, by the outlooks.
We get a rasher of crap every time we point to an Epoch Times article like China Again Stages Combat Drills Around Taiwan: Over 50 Warplanes, 4 Naval Vessels Involved. But keep an eye on all things Taiwan. You see, says my consigliere, a couple of weeks back, Big China decided to dial back investment in new fine pitch semiconductor manufacturing plants on the Mainland. “Which would make sense, if you’re going to take over a bunch on Taiwan in 2023,” he notes.
You thought Clint Eastwood was Dirty Harry? Well…Prince Harry’s ’60 Minutes’ interview: Best moments. Gives Eastwood a run.
Sacks of sacks at Sachs dept: Goldman Sachs may cut 3,200 jobs: report – MarketWatch.
Crypto Collapse Pile on continues: Prosecutors Examining Digital Currency Group over Genesis Transfers, Bloomberg Reports. Add in Cardano and Solana decoupled from crypto in explosive price rallies, which altcoin is next? And we’re mystified STILL why BTC is holding $17,260. Can’t people read?
Stay healthy in New York! Some 7,000 nurses at two of NYC’s largest hospitals go on strike.
ATR: Evolutionary Pic Lesson
In my daily mind-chatter and meditations, I often ponder “Is there some point to raising a world of 8-billion people who can’t seem to get along?” I mean does God have a Master Plan, or is He just a newbie winging Project Universe?”
Surely, if there was a master plan, humans would be evolving toward something, right?
This came up because of a note on “OnThisDay.com” about this being “Jan 9 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science.”
While no expert on early photography, I have a deep appreciation for the kind of mind/visual cortex that can piece together this type of breakthrough. From the Wikipedia entry:
“Daguerreotype French: daguerréotype) was the first publicly available photographic process; it was widely used during the 1840s and 1850s. “Daguerreotype” also refers to an image created through this process.
Invented by Louis Daguerre and introduced worldwide in 1839, the daguerreotype was almost completely superseded by 1860 with new, less expensive processes, such as ambrotype (collodion process), that yield more readily viewable images. There has been a revival of the daguerreotype since the late 20th century by a small number of photographers interested in making artistic use of early photographic processes..”
When coupled with the steam and rotary presses, along with advancements in printing, our world became a place of pictures and the manual way of doing “precision art capturing moments” (as in the film Tim’s Vermeer) largely disappeared.
One thing led to another. When vacuum tube motion cameras came along that led to television. And after the “iconoscope” stage of development, the world was ready for solid-state imagery. Steven Sasson in 1975 invented the digital camera at Eastman Kodak. Which promptly went into denial about the coolness of digital photography and blew their virtual lock on the technology.
Since then, we have evolved into selfies and porn sites, even going UHD now.
Sitting back with a notepad , jotting down this progression, trying to map ahead, I think you can see why the question “Going somewhere with this, God?” came up.
Appreciating that God plays many (and all) timelines (at the same time) does seem to help the possible solution sets for this.
Mornings like this I sit back, appreciating the brilliant insight 184-years ago, but I remain childishly stumped at “What’s the point being made?”
A song from a few years back plays softly in Ure’s mental jukebox. Crash Test Dummies tune. God Shuffled His Feet.
This being nominal Daguerreotype Day, I’ll ask – as the song did – “Is that a parable or a very subtle joke?”
Remind me to wake up Tuesday. Maybe it will all become clear and make some incredibly insightful point then.
Write when you get rich,