Refried News – and a Side of Woo-Woo

Not just a hell of a lot going on – leastwise that one could fairly call  news.  Most of the headlines today are of the roll-over, filler, lather-rinse-and-repeat variety.  

Dow futures down 40, but it’s a “Who cares?” to us.  For now.  Waiting for this pig of a market to get some momentum going…  Leaves us reduced to writing about?

Refried News

If you’re a “new addict” it’s getting hard to find the “ new high“.

For example, if you visit  Drudge you’ll be assaulted with a variety of Virus Stories.  Essentially, nothing new (but a number change) since mid March, here.

Some ugly truth:  I sentd my son *(the firefighter/EMT/CV19 Safetyh Officer) a forecast on March 13th.  And it was off – but not terribly so:  (Remember, this was forecast on 3/13/2020!)

The forecast death toll in his county (east of Seattle) has been off by a factor of 2 (forecast was on the high side) but I had cobbled up something called “proximity factor” (due to peripheral to a high fatality area) and that’s why the bodies aren’t stacking up like cord-wood…YET.

As you can see, we’re “in the range” forecast and we ought to pick up in coming weeks.  6-million behind, but the rates are climbing, so we shall see.  My more recent forecasts we much more accurate, but in terms of general drift of things?  Who else was even in this area back in mid MARCH?

The reality this morning was?

Which any damn fool can figure (because the disease is still compouding at 8-9% every five days!) will press us over 15-million cases globally by the middle of this week.  And it’s likely to get worse as summer wears on.

We attribute this to our (reported Sunday, here) Crackpot Theory on CV-19.  Which (if you’re too lazy to click) means no summer spread decline because we’re all a bunch of air conditioned  babies and more.

I won’t bother with the teacher’s assistant lecture titled “What do you make of the slope of this curve?”  [Part of Imputing and Solving Exponentials 601]

So, 15-million later in the week.  Virus mutations now are common-enough that a workable vaccine will be coming off the table, shortly we reckon.  But for now, it’s not going “door-to-door” like Ingrid Bergman films.  Spread mainly by pixels on sites like this featuring A new coronavirus mutation is taking over the world. Here’s what that means..

We keep waiting for follow up on the 10-day old story Mutation in dominant Arizona coronavirus strain may make it more infectious.  To spike, or not to spike?  That is the “search” question…

Oh, also in the “No shit?” department: Tests on Yosemite sewage reveal presence of coronavirus.  Dandy!

And did you see where “U.S. will finally use coronavirus testing method that let Wuhan test 10 million people in 10 days”  Does this mean the “infection rate will stop rising?” Certainly did in China, seems like…

And one more from the viral news desk: Tower of London Beefeaters face job cuts due to pandemic.  Not to fear:  The Ures are off Beefeaters and onto Bombay Blue, anyway.  Prettier bottle, says the artsy Elaine.

A Different & Serious Mutation

Not only is CV-19 “racist” (in how it strikes) but here comes another mutation (though not related) that is of interest:  ” Newly-Described Mutation Leaves Ashkenazi Jews at Higher Multiple Cancer Risk.

I’d call Nick Cannon for a comment, but…..

I’d be shamed to do so.  Besides, I don’t want to follow the undercurrents in the NY Times piece “Black Artists See Glaring ‘Opportunism’ in Corporate Rush to Use Their Work.”

Wait…isn’t OPPORTUNISM the cornerstone of America?  Get Westinghouse and Carnegie on the line!  Get the Commodore on the line, too, while Ure at it.  And, if he’s not available, see if Amiga is…  (Plus: We’ll give you a BTC for all the shares of Seattle Silicon, too, while Ure at it…)

Sheesh.  Welcome to Real America, people.  Greed and Profit…name of the game.

Side of Useless?

Hysteria for Clicks, anyone?  On your Marx…  Bumpy road this lefty-antifa farcical uprising crap.  In today’s edition:

Portland police: Federal agents used gas against protesters.”  Portland police weren’t there, they claim. (!!!???  Everyone take the day off?  Law free days in PDX now?  WTF???)   So while laws are being broken, the cops no-show?  Cut ALL federal funding to Portland. No Ure tax money for the uprising city!

Don’t drink the water in London, either, we figure.  There may be something in it that causes confusion and paranoia as “Hundreds of protesters, some wearing masks, protest against mask-wearing in London.” The key symptom of insanity here?  “Some protesters waved placards referring to masks as “mind control” devices…”  AYFKM?  Jeez people are gullible…

Come over here, kids:  This pile is science, this pile is medicine (see how they overlap?).  This pile way over here are two-bit rabble-rousers inciding insurrection against thinking.  They’re the leading edge of the Digital Dark Ages where the largest number of pixels wins…  Then it’s lights out for the remnants of humanity…but our job will be done when AI is born, so yeah…go ahead, be nuts and riot…FMTT

Half Past GMO

KFC Tests 3D-Printed Chicken Nuggets in Russia.

You know, Elaine and I have some 3D printing gear…so it may only be a matter of time until the Mrs. goes into the kitchen and mixes up some ground beef with some PLA filament and runs it through the noodle-maker…

You do know that “Polylactic Acid (PLA) is biodegradable…” right?

Want a glimpse of the future?  Amazon to Creality printer, to microwave, to human, to grave…as we extensify things…

After Acting?

Keanu Reeves is writing comic books.

And notice the claims from Amber Heard: Johnny Depp hit me during row over pre-nuptial agreement.  Say, this isn’t a “ratings hit” is it?

Practical Investing

MJDB lights upFlurry of investor interest in Arizona sparked by prospect of recreational marijuana legalization” which we find useful.

We sort of reckon that over time (and virus die-back) in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix will be in an ideal position to serve the state of Mexico and old U.S. states in the Southwest when the libbies bring down the border.  Think of buying property in  Coral Gables in the 60’s…  Except there’s the water problem and APS bills…  still…

Next Business OPTY:  “Intel’s Mobileye and Ford ink deal on next-generation driving technology.”  Only flaw we see in this is the assumption there will even BE a Next-Generation of drivers, but ya’ll have fun.  Shareholders will eat it up.

ATR and Some Woo-Woo

It’s probably just as well there’s nothing much new or impacting going on.  Because of three items:

  1. Ure has had the most AMAZING adventure over in the Dream Realms ever and I will have to go into a writing trance later today to write a two-parter for  Peoplenomics subhscribers. Title overall is “The Migration of Work.”   It will appear Wednesday (Part 1:  Work Lessons from the Dream Realms).  With the meat and potatoes of it next Saturday (Part 2:  The Migration of Work).  Gotta say, it’s one of the most (to me, anyway) profound dreams ever.  Ties together economics, spirituality, answers the “What are we doing here” – all that and a lot more.  Truly cool.
  2. Still got a zillion projects to do in the shop while it’s cool (if 76F is cool?)
  3. My interest is Ham Radio is still high, despite the bands being at ridiculous, deep solar sleep levels.  Picked up a Johnson  Viking II transmitter for $224 bucks…including shipping.  Considering this thing weighs nearing 100-pounds, that’s remarkable.  One of the best ever built in the “boat anchor” (tube type) ham gear category.  Now looking for a Johnson Model 122.  That’s a  VFO to restore with it…if you know of one.  That will be paired up with my RME-6900 for a perfect classic AM Boat Anchor station.  (Here’s a YT of an RME-6900 in use…)  One of the best features is variable BFO injection which is great for super-weak signal copy.

Anyway, that’s Ure’s Monday.  Hope yours is as interesting, too.

Write when you get rich,

38 thoughts on “Refried News – and a Side of Woo-Woo”

  1. “Does this mean the “infection rate will stop rising?”

    Clearly our general population is not even close to agreeing on the best way to react to this virus. For reasons we understand our reactions have become very political. I see this on forums, the people that refuse to take any precautions, actively fight rules designed to reduce spread, are “lions” and folks that chose to isolate and wear masks are the lambs and bowing to government power. I assume much of this is because of our terrible media that is in a constant “gotcha” mode vs, trying to share truth. There is no trust in information as there is no integrity in media or our political class. I see people would rather believe a random facebook post then data from our CDC or other country equivalents. It is dis-heartening to me, as I live my life to be independent and help those in my community. Folks that I would have considered conservative in other beliefs will take no actions and actually fight trying to help protect others. I see similar folks will go out and protest abortion, but actively fight rules to help protect the parts of our population that are more at risk of the virus. It is head scratching to me. Not sure how this became a sword to die on.

    • For every article on why to wear a mask, there are two on why not to. Sorry but the powers that be have lost all creds including the medical establishment. So sorry Ure many feel that you are as much a fool to wear a mask as you think others who refuse.

      • When I bet with something I really treasure (like our lives) I tend to bet as little as possible.
        We’re a mask the 10-minutes a week I do (if that_) is a lower risk than finding out after the fact in 10-years that was the wrong move. Must be present to win!

    • I’d much rather trust my parasitology and other bio/med courses. The classical behavior of a new pathogen is to be highly dangerous in the beginning, then adapt to have lower pathogenicity over time, along with higher infectivity. It’s a poor pathogen that kills its host. So no, I don’t see the infection rate going down at all, though the death rates and hopefully comorbidity may well come down. There’s an intelligence in all things that’s not obvious from simple observations of size and morphology.

  2. The 12 days of Christmas in July kicked-off, Congress is back! More free loot headed our way. And it’s lawful.

      • “They” are running out the clock.

        The New Order of the World boots up in January.

        Today was a big day. Trump indicated Federales are on the way, to save us…. from the local politicians who jeopardize our safety by telling local law enforcement officers to stand down.

        Since everybody loves a rhyme, think Herbert Hoover staging troops to drive out the Bonus Army. A slight difference was in 1932 local authorities were calling for help, this time “Democrat Cities” are suspicious and rejecting the help.


      Yeah right…congress work feverishly on anything at all…that will be the day..Ever notice that when a member of Congress is addressing congress on the floor.. that no one is lol and all voting is done automatically at three am.. they actually are there what less than a month a year..

    • Unfortunately OOWS ..except for being a member of Congress.
      The misconception by a vast majority is theres a free lunch..
      When there isn’t one. Everything has a cost..
      Those receiving funds from a federal program have to endure the criticism and pay the price. Everyone pays..
      Actually even Congress has a price to pay. They are bought and sold by the controllers pulling the me it looks like they are owned and pimped out like everyone else..

  3. Had another look at that selfie you put up yesterday George. That brow has made a turn and headed (pun intended) up towards that light crown you keep putting on your cranium. Better back off the power a bit. LOL

  4. Pile 1:
    Re: And did you see where “U.S. will finally use coronavirus testing method that let Wuhan test 10 million people in 10 days” Does this mean the “infection rate will stop rising?” Certainly did in China, seems like…

    While everybody now funded/controlled by the CCP agree that China’s death rate from CV19 is ridiculously low, something I don’t see anywhere is the counterpoint that their testing rate was even more ridiculously high.

    Pick and choose your data!

    Pile 2:
    “This pile is science, this pile is medicine (see how they overlap?)”

    Anybody who has actually read medical history will tell you that there is NO science in medicine. Just politics and money, and as there is no money (just currency – not the same!) that leaves just politics, and it is easy to prove that there is more politics in medicine than there is in politics. Sigh.

  5. If one likes juniper, Tanqueray is a good choice. Extensive (long story) research has been done…

  6. Hmm.
    China did like the USA..they went option 2.. then because they felt the sting of leaving the velocity of cash moving.. they went option 3. Bring back up industry..was it a good move or a bad move..

    If the story is true they are moving to option one.. ( I think it’s to late to go option 1)

  7. Surgical suites have ventilation that forces air from the ceiling into vents on the floor. Until offices and restaurants adopt this, consider air conditioned spaces to be swimming with germs. The AC is designed to spread the air, not filter it, or direct it. Spread cold air, and germs, that’s it.

    Our office announced all these measures to enable our eventual re-open recently. They are putting the best filters into the AC. However, the intake and exhaust of the AC remain on the ceiling.

    And a side note about anti-maskers. I’ve yet to see an explanation of this viewpoint that is not built from hyperbole, or “reasons”, or even ideas that fly in the face* of hundreds of years of medical practice.

    If you think masks are not only useless, but dangerous, or even “mind control devices”, please remind your dentist or perhaps the next surgeon who will be cutting into you that masks are pretty much a bunch of BS, “please take yours off before you kill everyone in the operating room”. [rolls eyes]

    Here is a challenge to anti-maskers: find some information that is not you parroting a right wing radio host’s ideas.

    *see what I did there.

    • Dr. Frank Shallenberger’s “Second Opinion” newsletter, July 2020. 2 pieces “Should You Be Wearing a Mask?’ ,” Masks Can Cause Problems”. Scientific studies cited and fully footnoted.

      • This guy has saved me thousands in potential medical expenses including unnecessary surgery. “Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest”…. “The Boxer” Paul Simon

  8. George, Wearing anything over our faces assumes that we understand the virus and how it spreads. The worst cases say, Yes, it’s airborne, contagious and insensitive to heat (and cold?).

    If you want to wear a mask in your house all day. Go ahead. Want to wear one outdoors in 100 degree heat. Go ahead. It’s your life. Otherwise, I see nothing wrong with avoiding people. It is very easy to do.

    If we’re testing sewage and seeing it, we might want to ask is that before or after chlorination? If after, we have a problem. Our municipal water and sewer systems. How’s that population of workers doing? They are working, that’s for sure. And, then how about food?

    There are many questions that I believe could have been answered months ago if China was a free society. Same with Russia during Chernobyl. These things are not going happen. We’re stuck with our brightest minds. And, where are they? Protesting and looting. I hope not. I hope they are working night and day in our university R&D labs to understand what it is we are dealing with that warrants paralyzing lives of all ages, especially our next generations.

    In all likelihood, some kid works with a gene editing kit in his basement will it figure out, while the same ole hot air spews forth from DC.

  9. St. Louis’ top prosecutor says she’s charging couple who flashed guns at crowd marching to mayor’s office

    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Monday she’s charging the couple who flashed guns at a crowd marching to the mayor’s office last month, igniting a debate over gun rights.

    Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, said Mark and Patricia McCloskey will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon.

    …And NOW those of us not suffering from terminal head-in-butt syndrome, KNOW why George Soros “invested” over $100mln in city and county prosecutors’ races.

    Before you ask: Yes, Gardiner was placed by Soros at the head of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office thanks to a huge influx of cash from Open Society.

    • “Last week, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., urged Attorney General Bil Barr to launch a probe into investigating Gardner over potential criminal charges against the McCloskeys, saying the prosecutors has a history of hostility toward gun rights.”

      And an abysmal record of both prosecutions and convictions, under Gardner, even when compared to Joyce (who was no Perry Mason — or would that be Hamilton Burger…)

    • We gotta wonder if the “brandishing” couple were of a different race, the charges would be identical.
      Equality seems to be MIA in the USA

  10. George . maybe you should put gold bars , ussa flags , and a picture of the dow going up left to right 45 on the home page .. so many exciting new economists out of dalios little game .. and hes salesman salty bob , tough talker big man

  11. For years my property has been under siege by various malicious parties attempting to forcibly eject me from property that has been in the family for generations. Looks like a shyster lawyer and Others being backed by the Texas Railroad Commission are going to take a shot at destroying my little farm, once again. I haven’t been able to get a lawyer to return a call. This is the second go ’round for an attempted invasion by the Railroad Commission with a completely new group of henchies. Any statement I have ever made in favor of any partisan political gang member is hereby retracted. Vote ’em all out.

    • Unfortunately.N. I knew a guy that had a similar thing . Congress passed laws that allow the seizure of anyone’s property. He fought it they eventually won and gave him a fraction of its value.
      The congressman is still in office..and more than likely be voted back in again..

    • n, we have friends in Austin going through the same thing. They have a property, been in the family over 80 years, family business. The city wants it. The city has to approve the zoning change in order for him to sell it and profit off of the zoning change and the increased value of the property. The city won’t agree to the zoning change, they want the property and they want to buy it for nothing at the existing zoning classification. Then they will upzone it, and make millions. The city is in cahoots with the lawyers and the developers. There is NO recourse. If he won’t sell it to the city, the city is going to pull Eminent Domain, and then it’ll be stolen. This of course will never make the front page of the newspaper. Right now, his business is shut down due to Crap 19. So, on top of all of that, he cannot make a penny, and the property taxes go up and up (all through the town.)

      Done to the nursery rhyme of “The Wheels on the Bus.”

      The property taxes in the city go up and up
      up and up, up and up
      The property taxes in the city go up and up
      up and up, up and up
      All through the city.

      The people;s spirits in the city go up and down
      up and down, up and down
      The people’s spirits in the city go up and down
      All through the city.

      The criminals on the Council go round and round
      Round and round, round and round
      The Criminals on the Council go round and round
      All through the city.

      The Mayor on the bus says pay up Jack
      Pay up Jack, pay up Jack
      The Mayor on the bus says pay up Jack
      All through the city.

  12. Dear Serfers’ Paradise,

    Sound the trumpeters, just sending along a ditty to help brighton the commieaderie of the day.

    Mercy! I almost fell in the moat when CanI? West, sans mike, bellowed entry into the 2020 presidential race, and msm promptly rolled out psychiatric professionals who offered thoughts on the Western mind. Apparently, it was found wanting. However, I am channelling a sequel series of West Wing Kardashian. Can someone dream up a screenplay for Agent Mulder?

    Having gone beyond the pale, Canadian troops are mopping up Operation Laser that defended senior care homes from the covid-19 onslaught. Meanwhile one is given to understand that US troops are in virtual hand-to-hand combat against commiepatriots in urban ghettoes. The Federation will not stand for a Veganite Uprising? Where’s the beef? “Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come”?

    An irony of the current cloaked-in-straitjacket world is that Canada has extended closure of the undefended border to the US for another month. “All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall”.

  13. Hey Mr. Ure,

    Looks like the retrograde of Mercury just ended. I have found over the journey that there is a prelude and an outro when Mercury comes to call…

    I am so sure that Air Conditioning is causing the spread as you say. It makes Ure sense.

    Regarding your dreaming. Please keep describing this level of lucid dream states the way that you do. it makes a whole lot of sense and is way more easier to comprehend.

    BTW, did you notice a time delay anomaly around 9:30PM CST this evening ?

  14. BREAKING: Missouri AG Files To Dismiss Charges Against McCloskeys: ‘I Won’t Stand By While Missouri Law Is Being Ignored’

    On Monday, following the news that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, announced that Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who pointed guns at a crowd in front of their home, would be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief that would dismiss the charges.

    Schmitt is going to need a bunch of outside financial help to defeat Soros in Misery’s next election…

    • I wonder if he has a go fund me site.. that’s one I would send a couple donations to..
      Like the woman who’s child was dying from his condition and the medicine that would help him wasnt legal in their state. She traveled to Colorado to get it.
      They arrested her.. I’m sorry but who wouldn’t do that.. the medicine helped hes still alive she got released and they moved to Colorado.
      The couple had every right to protect their home from criminals destroying other peoples property..

  15. Thinking logically has completely died. Seriously… this pro/con mask argument is just silly. NO mask is perfect, so yes, virus CAN penetrate a mask and possibly cause infectious spread…
    BUT….. a mask can attenuate… Reduce… the amount of viral mist droplets in both directions. How much reduction depends on the quality of the mask. Cloth… not a lot. Surgical masks better. N95 masks best, but still not absolutely perfect.

    How much do you care about taking care of yourself? …or about taking care of those around you?

    SO…. Do you feel lucky, punk??

  16. Try some Gordon’s, it is the only gin that is by appointment to her majesty the Queen and besides if it was good enough for James Bond it should be good enough for….

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