OK, not much of a peace, but in a world always two button presses away from the Dark Ages, it’s nice to know that the fighting in EUKraine seems to be observing the cease-fire.

It’s only coincidental, I’m sure, but markets are rallying in Ure-Up, since our trading model over on the www.peoplenomics.com side of things has been more optimistic than a crack monkey for almost five years.  So yes, give the crack monkeys their due.

Still, the residents of Greece aren’t sharing in the party favors, but oh well.  Someone always gets stuck with the bill in a Ponzi scheme and since Iceland and the Irish stiffed the Bankster Class for a while, and until they finish the EUKraine land grab, Greeks are going to have to pay for 40-years of liberalism run amuck.

Compunist Rip-Off

Kapersky Labs – the security folks – will be making a presentation at a conference in Cancun today explaining how a global computer hacking ring has now netted somewhere in the area of a billion dollars.

Not too put too fine a point on this, but has it become obvious to any of the DC Brain Trust that who needs sanctions and anti-terrorism anti-money laundering rules, if there’s a hack-round?

I mean, toss in some drug money for the poppy fields of the Stans and a billion dollars will buy a whole butt-load of terrorism.

Bolsters the case hacking and viruses ought to be capital crimes.

Egypt Does Something Right

Apparently, the fundamentalists have gone too far, as Egypt sees it:  They have launched air strikes against Libya where ISIS members have been attacking Coptic Christians from.

Do Religions Murder?

We see an answer to that one in the shoot ‘em ups in Europe this weekend.

People that sanction hits on cartoonists, regardless of content, don’t deserve the label “religion.”  Mob or gang is a better fit per the dictionary.

Am I the only one who recalls that the Crusades were an early effort to keep Muslim extremists out of Europe?

Of course, the answer to the rhetorical “Do Religions Murder” question is of course.  Especially if you throw in the Church of the Almighty Dollar and it’s various parishes which make up 50 states worth of land.

Shortening America

Mountain Washington does not stand as tall as once held.

Be careful reading that link, however, since Fox News went to far as to report the height of Mt. Washington in Feet and Inches.  I’m sure, somewhere, there’s a federal ban on discussing the measurement of anything in non-metric terms as a capital crime.

Why, just this morning, I was thinking about suggesting we have another 150-milliliters of coffee and think over what this means.

Speaking of which:  When we go on our cruise adventure next week, as always happens when people meet and talk…inevitably someone will ask “How old are you?”

We’ve been in the wikis all weekend looking up pertinent markers.  I’m thinking of going with “two years younger than transistors.”

Younger people might use more pertinent measurements: ‘ I’m one year older than Mario Brothers’, for example.

A musician might be as old as the Beatles’ White Album.

Pilots could count their ages by benchmarks in aviation such as transcontinental mail, constant-speed propellers, class Bravo airspace.  And for the youngest, may the SiFRA around Washington.

Or, sadly, a farmer might be as “old as ammonium nitrate” or as young as “jellyfish GMOs.”  Kinda partial to old as Allis-Chalmers, myself.

I suppose that’s too many picas or cubits of print on point, but noticing a young lady looks to be about 914-585-914 just….well….um… it loses something in the conversion, know what I mean, Vern?

Meantime, There Global Warming

…that people in the Northeast are digging out from under.

Yep, back to bed…the world is just as batty as last week.