Trump or Taiwan the Worry?
While we await “real” economic news – the monthly jobs sequencing starts tomorrow with ADP, Thursday with Challenger, then Federal numbers Friday – we have been sitting around tossing darts at the wall.
There are a lot “what-if” cards up there (It’s made a mess of the plasterboard, too!):
- What IF: Joe Biden gets busted by the FedGov for something on his son’s laptop? I mean seriously: What IF Joe was carted off to wherever they’d park a perp and only Kamala Harris could show on Inauguration Day? I don’t think she could be sworn it – which would immediately cause American Upheaval…
- Another Card: Says Trump is so pissed about losing (as evidenced by the phone call to a Sec State) that he starts a war with Iran (or whoever) and then uses the excuse of a National Emergency to delay giving up the Oval??
- Another: Says there’s a contested Election in Georgia – and not only will everyone be pissed (regardless of “winners”) but we will no doubt hear more allegations of crooked voting…
- Need More? Well, now we get into the email that popped in from my consigliere:
“Normally I wouldn’t put much weight on this, just the typical rhetoric coming out of China over the last couple of years. HOWEVER … with all the chaos surrounding the change over in administrations and the potential for chaos at the top for the next few weeks there “may” be more to this than just everyday Chinese rhetoric. I guess we will all know in a few weeks.
From the South China Post (which is a reputable news source wrt China)
For now, the next couple of weeks look mighty challenging and lots of people are acting in unpredictable ways.
Still not worried about excuses for war? How about with Iran then? “S. Korean Destroyer Arrives In Waters Near Iran After Oil Tanker Seizure.”
Know what this gets me in the mood for? How ’bout we play a rousing game of…
“Let’s Count the Crazies!”
Yes, in this game (Home Edition) we pull out headlines from the news, offer an odd remark (or two) to set up some contexts and then YOU get to decide “Who’s Crazy?”
Now ready for our first story?
Our guiding context here is that we live in a country where flag burning is allowable conduct. Front page for a misdemeanor?
Now: You make the call…but, be careful. You’ll need to understand how the mechanics of “woke” idiocy works. See, game is to turn this into a Hate Crime…yet burning the U.S. flag isn’t.
You see, in the Grand Marxist efforts to take down America, great effort was put into a case years back called “Texas v. Johnson.” A summary of that from the Federal Courts here:
“United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990) The Johnson decision only affected a Texas state law. In the
wake of the decision, the federal government enacted a law that also prohibited flag burning. In order to try to get
around constitutional challenges, the law prohibited all types of flag desecration, with the exception of burning and
burying a worn-out flag, regardless of whether the action upset others. The Supreme Court held that this did not
cure the constitutional defect and the same 7-3 majority from Johnson held that the law still impermissibly
discriminated upon viewpoint and struck it down.”
While the leader of the Proud Boys may have done something distasteful, the legal razor’s edge here really comes down to “Is BLM more protected than the Flag of this Great Nation? And, if so, why so?
He should have been popped for simple theft…but when we see all the lefterly media hype on this, well, you’re not supposed to remember flag-burning is O.K. – see how control works?
Good luck with your call…(I’ll be interested to read the comments on this from our high IQ readership…) We’re just here to ask questions…
Speaking of China and Politics
Second round topic comes from the front page of China’s official Xinhua News Agency:
OK: Context: The U.S. is sending money to Pakistan to work on gender issues in the new (no one read it) budget. China is focused on food and industry.
See if you can spot the crazies. I hope I don’t need to coach, but one of them just held onto House Speaker…
Let’s Try Another!
Say, wasn’t that was fun? So more! This time from the Boston Globe (I worked for their media arm, once-upon a time):
With the slow roll, I can’t figure out why there isn’t a line of people at every medical facility with vaccine on hand. So let’s generalize this one to “Look at California…starting in Sactodemento…and consider the state of the State.
See any crazies? (Please limit your entries to the state’s population, 39,400,000 plus or minus one percent of Mexico’s population (129-million) so 1.2-million…
Fun Way to Eat News, Huh?
How about we do a round now to see who can read data? Here’s our candidate chart:
Now, to play this round, first YOU need to decide which of the following looks true:
- Recent Solar Activity has thrown cold water on the Disaster-porn End of Worlder’s who have Earth descending into a decades long replay of the Maunder Minimum (see Note). OR….
- Whether despite the obvious bump in solar output – underscored by some pretty good HF radio band openings, better than last winter for sure – this DATA can be construed as supportive of the Sun Going Out?
Note: A year or two back, I was one of the people reporting (as differentiated from fear-porning) on the possibility of a Grand Minimum. However – and this is maybe why only smart people read UrbanSurvival – when the data changes, so too do the management calls. Please make a note differentiating “topical reporting” (like the Taiwan jitter) from “Fear Porn” – which admittedly pays better than real reporting.
OK, enough. We have little time or sense and polls are open in Georgia.
Dow Futures were down about 35 points with 90-minutes till the pee-dinger. Monday’s session was the monthly end-of-month nosebleed that I’ve gone on endlessly about on the Peoplenomics side. Almost every month there’s a one-day washout that happens around the month change. And oftentimes in the 24-27 trading days from the previous. More for the grown ups (subscribers) tomorrow.
Which is when the Fed Minutes will come out (tomorrow afternoon)…
So What REALLY Matters?
You mean like the ultimate-ground-Truths?
- We’re all the same color on the inside.
- No one “ages” in their head.
- Truth is what the majority of people Agree on.
- The Majority of People are usually wrong, too.
Yeah…that about covers it.
Well, except for these priceless gems:
Are you using all that “saved commuting time” to do a garden? The U.S. average commuting time was 1-hour and 58-minutes per week in 2018. So the question is tabled “What kind of garden can you grow with 2-hours of labor per week?”
Oh, don’t forget, NOW is the time to get seeds ordered for the veggie garden. Temps are cool enough they won’t (generally) get “baked in transit.” Plays bloody hell with germination rates.
This genuinely dangerous idea from the NY Times Biz section must be immediately scrapped as we see it. Why, if the rewards of power weren’t there in the form of massive “legal” pay-offs (via stock tips for near-perfect insider trading – orchestrated by lobbyistas), what would happen to America? Even more important, with all the hours, travel, disclosure hassles and such, who’d even want the job?
(Say, there’s another “Spot the Crazies!” candidate, huh?)
Mark of the Beast – On Radio!
Not to put too fine a point on Biblical this-n-that’s, but a note from my local ham radio club sent chills up my spine:
“FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting on June 29, 2021
Effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio licensees and candidates
must provide the FCC with an email address on all applications. If
no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as
“Who cares, Ure? So what?”
CARES???!!! You damn-well should. This is the same clown posse that has been breaching the public Trust incredibly often. In fact, did you see where the story “U.S. FCC action to limit social media protection increasingly unlikely” crossed on Reuters?
Let me break is down for you simple-like: These idiots load more intrusive crap on the 600,000 generally law-abiding ham radio operators. While they sit on their fat, over-paid asses and look the other way while socialist media lefties censor the President.
Now, I don’t agree with a LOT of what Trump twits. BUT even more dangerous than Trump are ultra-lib CENSORS who abuse their “public utility” roles.
But that’s just me. Maybe you like captive regulators with political agendas? You’re gonna love what comes next….
Off to left-over clam linguini for breakfast... Remember Pappy’s advice: Never eat too much seafood on an incoming tide… Low tide in Houston is at 9:09 AM this morning…so gotta be done by then! Bon Appetit!
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