Remarkably little is going on today. In fact, when stories like the movie Black Panther are the “above the fold” content on websites, we have to breathe a bit easier. No planet killing asteroids in view.
Still, the bashing of Donald Trump for his latest (what media call) “tweet storm” (which you can read for yourself over here) is in full swing.
As we have explained previously: The reason the MainStreamMedia has such a hard-on for Trump is his direct Tweets give him a way to communicate with the public without the crooked toll road operators of media being able to cash-in. You see, people really want to know what the President thinks (and is doing). Before an electronically competent president arrived on scene, all before him, including Obama, played the game with the national news syndicates. That gave them lots of power (the only way to learn about the president) but MORE IMPORTANTLY it gave them what amounted to proprietary content. And that kept their whole shitteree from imploding faster in the face of alt-media which is as good a source as any oof the MSM’s any more. It’s all from the same press releases, after all.
Even more apparent to those of us who look at content aggregation and analysis as grown-ups.
Our commercial-free news content site (maintained for Peoplenomics. com and Urbansurvival.com readers) is over at www.computationalfuture.com.
There, 24-7. you can scan a selection of RSS feeds…without ads and link-bait in the sidebars and the only thing I will eventually add will be a pop up for Urban and Peoplenomics.
RSS feeds are problematic for the MSM. Without putting out feeds, no one in their right mind would wake through all the BS on most sites looking for the one item that’s of interest. On the other hand, most of the stories in news (the few that do have personal impacts) can be summarized in one sentence.
That brings me to the hand-wringing left which is still trying to repeal the Second Amendment. Take NPR with “Trump To Talk About ‘School Safety,’ But Will He Do Anything About Guns?” Dumb.
For one, the President can’t repeal the Second Amendment. Two: Neither can Congress. Three: What drugs was the perp on? (No one talks about this, notice? Reason as we see it is Big Pharma owns not only media but half the Swamp, too, so no one wants to piss-off the BIG SPONSOR in all this crap). Four: How many cop visits to the (alleged) perp house with not a single charge or shrink involved? WTF?
Sadly, the Left won’t address items like these – instead they will play with the agenda which is for unseen forces to continue school shooting (which are eerily similar) with the did-arm America agenda.
This fits uncomfortably well with our notion that perestroika with the Former Soviet Union (FSU) was simply a tempo-shift in how wars are waged nowadays.
You see, in the past, people like Hitler went for the gusto in their own lifetimes. In other words BIG and RIGHT NOW wars. Since the Russians are master of what game? (Chess, you idiot, wake up!) They likely looked at warfare like the Chinese. Play slow to win.
If you play fast, out come the nukes, the genetically-selective bio-bombs, the EMP and first thing you know, there’s only a burnt-out cinder to fight over.
No, slow war is better! The American Left (which the Russians founded and funded) is still alive. And since all politicians (all parties except maybe Tea) are corrupt and don’t actually FIX A DAMN THING, it’s easy for the Russians to intimidate and or the Lefty’s here to push things along toward the ultimate socialist world that China and Russia are moving toward. Leaving only enough capitalism to give people hope, but with money comes an obligation to get with the Globalist Party and work for the merger.
That’s why the media is frightened of Trump, as we figure it. he may actually get that and unlike his “raised by leftists” predecessor, may be willing to screw with the plan.
Take that earthquake in Mexico a few days back. The headline 7.2 Quake, Mexico City sort of tells it all. The MSM has a real issue with this kind of report:
First, you can find all the data (including the latest aftershocks) on the USGS website here. Nothing exclusive about that.
So the gnomes of New York-based news empires have to make a choice: Do they send a team into the area to get video clips of fallen down buildings (like you’ve never seen one?) or do they pay a royalty to some TV outfit in Mexico City that already has the video?
The media that send in a strike team of reporters will then go nuts. “Here’ is little Jose’s mom…her son in believed buried under that pile of rubble that used to be a building you can see behind us….”
It trying to pull at the heart-strings and sometimes does. But at the end of the day, your commute still sucks, there’s still no wall, prices are going up faster than incomes, and both political parties are time-wasting sinkholes for the public attention.
Which is why we like finance. At least there, the little people (like us) can make a few bucks and seeing this larger picture of Medial Lords charging for…uh…what exactly? We can have our coffee and roll into the productive part of the day.
No killer asteroids in sight.
About Financial Stuff
This being President’s Day there will be no bills arriving in the mail.
I feel especially good on days like this because I still make the corporate demons that must be dealt-with to send me out a bill. Why ANYONE would give them carte blanche to take money out of their accounts without a review of service provided is totally beyond me.
People are dumb, though. Just look at the voting tallies for deceivers and liars who have never built anything in their lives (other than more government debt) if you don’t believe me.
Markets are closed. Perhaps people with money need time to spend it?
Asia was up a fair bit overnight, but Europe is sloshing this way and that, with a downward flavor. Gold and silver with edging down, too.
Bitcoin (Around $10,940 when I checked) was still very much “in trend channel.” Remember, even though BTC is based on nothing more than a few lines or code, that doesn’t mean you can trade the tulip and make some dough.
But for now, the odds look to us about evenly split between going to the sub-$1000 range or screaming to $32,000. Pick your poison, but we always take the “wait and see whassup” ‘tude.
So much for Monday. Off to be real around here. Ya’ll have a fine time, sorry you can get money sucked out of your accounts 24-7, but you do have choices.
Of course it has! But it’s coming here – if you fell for the bullshit of “convenience.”
The slow-motion wars work because people are inherently lazy. So rather than discipline children in schools or bankers in your pocket, the easy way is the way to the ovens.
Or have the historical revisionists removed that from our cultural memory, too?
“Slow they will go….” You, maybe.
More on the ‘morrow.