We are almost ready to open a weekly “jobs pool.” Idea is simply tossing a dart to see who can make the closest guess to the Labor Department’s weekly new unemployment claims.
Media hype – before the release – was that new filings would drop under 700-thousand. Here’s the results:
Please note that we highlight the NOT Seasonally Adjusted numbers.
Simple Career Advice: If you’re under 30 – and not set on a career path – and like to stretch the truth a bit – consider a future in Law or Statistics. Law is verge lying with words while Statistics is verge lying with numbers. Or, you could become an Economist and verge lie with money.
If you compulsively lie about everything, Political Science is your major. If you feel guilty about it, Public Administration is a close second.
NOTAMS: Ukraine Smolders
Biden and the jets?
Although we sold the plane several years ago, we are still mindful of NOTAM’s. That’s FAA-speak for “NOtices To AirMen.” The term has not been “politically correctified” yet. We trust the Buy’ed ‘Em admin will get to this just as soon as the last vestiges of borders are erased.
Something like NOtices To Oppressed Persons With Aircraft.” NOTOPWA. We suspect the correctness rework has been stalled because “no-top-wa” sounds like a usurpation of a First People’s linguistic for something. Perhaps Lakota Bob could enlighten us.
After Correctness Comes War:
But not without hints at seriousness including NOTAM’s for eastern Ukraine:
This is likely because the FAA has been through “trigger-happy” ground fired shoot-downs before. They’re exercising reasonable prudence.
It’s one thing to fly a certified aircraft into known icing conditions. But, quite another to fly into S-300 (SA-10 Grumble, if you’re active-duty) conditions. Gravity being a key aspect of warfare.
Meanwhile, the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. is delaying his return to Washington from Moscow. Basically, Russia is saying whether he does at all will depend on how Washington plays the situation.
US Mainstream still soft-selling this.
Vax Site Closed – Reactions Spike
If you’re planning on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine shot (conventional tech, no mRNA) check out this in the NY Post: COVID vaccine site closes early after adverse reactions to J&J shot.
Interesting study in new social dynamics in Elk Grove, California. There, people who are homeless are (essentially) being paid to “clean up after themselves.”
Interesting thing is, it’s working.
While this may be applauded by the “wokees” fact is, most of us over 100 (add your age plus IQ to join) remember exactly this kind of thing in olden days Americana. “George, if you don’t clean up your room – No Allowance!”
Money talks – 70-years later. The more things change…
Thiel Nails Bitcoin
Assuming you know Peter Thiel is the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, check out what he says in “Peter Thiel: China Using Bitcoin as a ‘Financial Weapon’.”
From the article: “…the Chinese are using bitcoin to corrode the U.S. financial system…”
No telling how, or where, the “secret money” goes.
And, as we have said, there’s no reason why – when governments eventually adopt a crypto system – 1) they should recognize any private crypto coins (governments hate competition, after all) and 2) Proving a crypto is not the product of IGG (ill-gotten gains) is impossible.
In Ure Shorts
People pay taxes – Corporations don’t. They are pass-through vehicles only. Something the Crooks of Razorville soft-soap all the time. So when we read how Biden’s Corporate Tax Proposal Could Raise Trillions, it’s clear to us who’s going to have to pick up the “dropped soap.”
Another Political Lie: Vax shaming getting codified right before our eyes as More colleges requiring vaccination proof for fall semester. When you think about it, this is “blood discrimination” and until clinical trials over the longer term are done (remember, vax shaming is based on “EUA’s – Emergency Use Authorizations) we’re a wee bit skeptical.
Who would have ever thought: As we outgrow (as a Nation) discrimination based on skin color, blood content discrimination would follow quickly in its place. Z’at some weird shit, or what?
Coming for Your Guns: Again, the democrats are selectively enforcing laws they like and ignoring ones they don’t. Two examples? Sure.
And then, how about a border visit? “Border crisis: I’m a Texas sheriff with 4 deputies patrolling 110 miles. We need help” reported USA-Today Wednesday. Don’t expect much from SloJoe, since “Biden Confronts Border Surge With Key Immigration Jobs Unfilled.” And so, the Kammunist insurgency continues…Covid spreaders and drug mules alike.
Why Not to Trust Government: Case 7,242,871. Illinois budget fight freezes lottery payouts. Should the Ure’s ever win The Big One, we’ll take the money, pay the tax, and won’t trust government to follow-through.
II did it! Finally squeezed one out at about 800 words.
Good luck to my buddy the Major who is down too the wire this morning on whether to take the jab, or not. He’s eyeing the vax station shutdown in Colorado and number crunching down to the wire. Let you know what he does…tough call for all of us.
OK, off to the greenhouse and some watering and transplanting.
Dow futures down 26 but S&P up 11…so a mixed bag there…
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