We do, I assure you, live in a confused and ‘foxed-uniformed vertically‘ world. Hyper-complexity promised to solve all our problems. But, sitting in the Outback of East Texas, “confusionality” is abundantly clear.
For example, when you decide to build more damns for hydro power and exporting of water to SoCal, what happens? Fish runs shrink with smaller spawning grounds. So fish ladders are built. But this means more concrete. Since government is in the habit of never paying anything off (witness the Budget Ceiling being hit this week again) the cost of the fish ladder approaches infinity over time.
Another example is electric vehicles: They seem to end pollution. But they really don’t. Sure, sure you don’t have an exhaust pipe to snort. What you have instead is displacement of pollution back to the powerhouse from whence the power was generated.
Here the choices are solar (let’s by more from China, right?), or build another nuclear plant (a whole pollution ecosystem in its own right). Or, build another dam. Oops! That means more fish ladders – that never get paid for.
Instead, such grandiosity ends up as “intergovernmental or agency” loans. Which is less direct than Congressional spending, but it’s how the pickpocket enterprise American government has devolved to functions, here lately.
Acronym Disease Spreads
In context of today’s market and economic view, the rally at the open expected this Monday is a TSR: typical summer rally.
In last week’s columns, TSR referred back to those 1970s arcane pop-up DOS programs that would “terminate [and] stay resident.” Try to keep up.
This hyper-complexity induced madness results in an additional layer in communications between people. Were I talking to reader Al (we’ll call him) – a fellow working on destroying outdated chemical weapons at one point in his engineering life – a TSR would be a Thermochemical sulfate reduction,
Another reader, either a pilot experienced in turboprop operations or a designer of wind energy systems (we have both) would think in terms of Tip-speed ratio.
Designing drive-it-for-you vehicles? Load up a library of Traffic-sign recognition,
Big Second Amendment fan? (You should be, it’s a founding principle!) Or, maybe you’re an arms dealer? Either gets us to Fabrique Nationale’s Tactical Sport Rifle. We think there are better exports from Belgium; like the waffles for example.
But you do see the point? We are slowly drowning in a sea of acronyms.
Don’t even get me started on PCR. Which can mean anything from PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, to something as benign (and less prone to globalist manipulation) as the Practical Chinese Reader, a textbook from 1981. Teaching non-Chinese the basics. Because even CCP’s PLA knows PCR works; marketing always does.
Pencil-in Turnaround Tuesday
Normality goes street-fighting Wednesday on, this week. The Ure’s dropped from short to cash Friday realizing the TSR could pop up anytime to the first week of September.
Normality? Not “normalcy?” Linguistic cell-bender here: a quick scan of the web reveals since “...There isn’t any difference in meaning between “normalcy” and “normality.” Both words go back to the 1800s, so neither is brand new….” It only matters if Ure playing Scrabble.
Once again, sorting out complexity pisses away processor clicks. Scrabble means the same as “scrambling” something (definition 1). OR, it’s the trademark board game (ours is one of the fancy glass board versions with the optional/aftermarket high visibility tiles for visually impaired people).
Rolling with definition 1, to scramble, this is where we expect markets Wednesday when the monthly ADP Jobs report lands. Following that, a calculus session is penciled in for Thursday.
Because that’s when the Challenger Job Cut report lands. Along with the new unemployment filings for the week from Labor.
Normal process flow, except we’ll get out the “dueling differentials” book to context the CNBC report about how large numbers of people are about to lose benefits. See An unemployment cliff is coming. More than 7.5 million may fall off the rolls (cnbc.com) for the gories.
Friday, it will be time to get the first aid kit ready the night before. No telling what the “official” unemployment will be.
But, honestly, we’re expecting another strong dose of Stalinesque Statistics. Where all the percentages seem optimistic and things are said to be “really grand.” Except we still have fewer people actually working than we did in 2019. And shortages persist and….
Welcome to the “bug collective!”
Which results in hurry-up delusional job creation. Equality consultancies? AYFKM? And just like TSA made-up jobs solved the collapse of 2000-2003 by sending a quarter million to guard airports, we expect Wave 2 of the ‘Rona will mean thousands of door-knockers peddling virus jabs.
All this while China is fabbing-up landing craft-like ramps to put on ferries and converting some cargo ships to mobile heliports. Guess they’re going for Taiwan, chips and all, maybe even before next spring. Depends on designers, welders, and how well the Third Rail Invasion from the Southern Border of the U.S.A. remnants is rolling.
Speaking of Which
As the confessional is “contexted for smaller minds” (See: No deaths, few hospitalizations, but 74% of those testing positive for COVID-19 in Massachusetts outbreak were vaccinated (msn.com)) the reality is the GE reverse stock split and a sprinter who doesn’t want to return home to Belarus is being served up to the masses as most important.
What really matters is the southern border is open, CV-19 cases are coming in by the thousands per day and the Biden jokedency can’t see daylight. I mean other than political paybacks by killing pipelines and such. Even the big business Wall Street Journal is finally admitting Border Surge, Delta Variant Complicate Biden’s Immigration Agenda, now.
We are anxious to see how Slow Joe and the Kamunist work Texas over in the courts. “Feds sue Texas to block order allowing troopers to stop any vehicle suspected of transporting migrants (borderreport.com)” Let me guess: The lefties will be whipping out the “racial profiling” argument?
We’d remind readers that Texas has a reserved right to break into multiple states. And should that happen, I’d sure like to see the liberal enclave around Austin go it alone.
Maybe call it East California. And put walls up around it.
Batter up! CDC investigating E. coli outbreak possibly tied to raw cake batter. Notice how domestic food outbreak reporting is more reliable than Wuhan lab gain of function testimony before the Senate?
Movie-ing along: ‘Jungle Cruise’ has $34.2 million debut, adds $30 million from Disney+ (cnbc.com). Reading the Rotten Tomatoes reviews, it sure seems like a remake of the Bogart and Hepburn flick African Queen. See Jungle Cruise (2021) – Rotten Tomatoes and make your own call.
Broken Supply Chains continue: US Ports Face Peak-Season “Gridlock Plus” As Anchorages Fill. Which leaves America with Soviet-style shortages, statistics and have you noticed how the House looks more like the Russian Duma every day?
Why we own a tree farm: (Seriously, we do.) That’s what we’re doing here in the Outback of Texas, raising trees. Nowhere near enough to offset corporate farming and heat island making (which continues worldwide). But do read Anthropogenic forcing and response yield observed positive trend in Earth’s energy imbalance | Nature Communications for a rational set of data.
If there’s an upside to the global thermonuclear war with China & Russia in 2024-2026, it’s that Nuclear Winter solves overheating issues. Also fixes the overpop, too. Just messy if you have forgotten big cities are bull’s eyes. That and genetic mutations, but that’s already in play, anyway.
Around the Ranch
Didn’t mean to go completely overboard in the longish Sunday report on a remarkable new ham radio antenna design I’ve been modeling. If you know any hams, send them a link to ShopTalk Sunday (Ham Radio) The Ingenious Antenna? They may thank you (or not)…
The Peoplenomics server move went off very nicely this weekend. And by two metrics of web performance (GT Metrix and SecurityHeaders.com, we’re up to snuff:
A+ rating from SecurityHeaders, too. Now, maybe, I can get back to planning some “down time.” Compare our “numbers” with some big corporates…not bad.
Peoplenomics has another couple of chapters slated for the Wednesday in-depth report this week. These involve slowing the approach of Death (basic and advanced) and all part of Packing to Die: the Suitcase Between Your Ears…”
Let’s see now…oh yes: The numbers that matter:
Dow futures +112 with just over an hour to go. S&P is up almost 20. Bitcoin is $39,112 FRNpapers. Lumber is flat, but copper’s up, so war tensions building in background? A read of how Chinese Navy Using Commercial Car Ferries to Launch Amphibious Landing Craft – USNI News argues our concerns are not irrational.
But hey! In today’s world, who’d notice that?
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