Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

Day 12 of the Wuhan Flu Apocalypse

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The news this morning is that a $2 trillion aid package for the economy (no links, you don’t learn anything past the headlines) has passed through the Senate. I’m sure it will rapidly move through the house and Trump will quickly sign it into law.

I can’t wait to learn about all the stupid pork in the bill. This will no doubt be another anchor on the financial well being of my children.

The motherfuckers. We have the worst political class.

These rants go back years.

I just checked, I’m coming up on the 10th anniversary of the first post on this blog. Kind of funny. I’ve built an audience of just me over that time. I need to remember my prowess at building an audience on the internet when I start my podcast.

If I have time, I’ll dig around in my history about cronyism. There is a tag for it.

We all woke up healthy in Cellblock H.

Day 11 of the Bat Soup Flu lockdown

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

I was busy working today, so there isn’t much to post. I’ve been surprisingly busy. It comes in spurts. I seem so slow I’m worried about my job and then I don’t have enough time to get my work done.

There are a couple of funny videos floating around via text that I’ve not been able to get from the phone to the computer (I admit to not trying very hard).

In general, things are good in Cellblock H.

Day 9 Wuhan Flu Apocalypse Post Duece

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

The post by Aaron Ginn at Medium, linked below at the Day 8 Post, has been deleted from Medium.

So now we have to agree that the government is right. That the hysteria of the media is warranted and The Only True Version of Events!

The Ginn post has been moved over to Zero Hedge so you can still read it.

Removing an intelligently written post like Ginn’s that may have been completely wrong, but still reasonable, fuels my distrust of everyone in charge. I would like to reiterate that these people have been wrong about everything for years. Crushing dissent is not a good tactic.

The day went pretty well in Cellblock H.

Day 9 Wuhan Flu Apocalypse

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Everything is fine here in Cellblock H

Found CJ Hopkins this morning. Excellent piece.

Adding the Cellblock H category and tag.

Wuhan Flu Apocalypse Day 8 Post II

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

You are aware that 2.8MM people die every year in this country? Right?

Just sayin’

Wuhan Flu Apocalypse Day 8

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

I’m still working my way through this one: Aaron Ginn.

Lots of confirmation bias for me. For those of you who don’t believe or think the way I do there is a lot of interesting and challenging information for you to read and absorb. Get back to me with your complaints.

As I understand things we are going through this quarantine mess so the healthcare system, the hospitals, are not overwhelmed. But this shit has already caused the problem we were told it all was required to avoid. My neighbor needs surgery. He can’t get it done because the local hospitals have shifted doctors to Wuhan Flu. They have stopped doing normal work. So… we are already facing the problem all this quarantine shit was supposed to avoid. If my neighbor dies while awaiting surgery, it won’t be counted as a Kung Flu death.

Again… these are the same fucking people that have been wrong about everything for thirty of forty years.

Wuhan Flu Apocalypse Day 7

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Found Dr. Deborah Birx interesting:

You have to dig for this stuff. The media won’t show it to you. Notice how good she is in front of the media. She warns us about the counts. We don’t hear any of this. I would like to acknowledge that I was pointed at this by the No Agenda podcast. It is just another example of why I don’t think this is as big of a deal as what we’re supposedly going to go through.

If you really want to look at something a long way off the reservation, go read this: Occam’s Razor on Terror Events.

I won’t call it a hoax, that guy calls everything a hoax. But still, it makes for a good read.

Today I came up with another business idea. The business ideas don’t get posted on the blog.

Wuhan Flu Day 6, 3rd Post

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Now the motherfuckers are going to cut speeds for Netflix.

This sort of thing is why I doubt almost all I learn about the pandemic in the news. They send us home and then turn off the lights.

Wuhan Flu Day 6, 2nd Post

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

The financial mess created by saving old people is very disheartening.

My 26 and 23 year old offspring are going to go into debt to fund the delay of my inheritance of my parent’s property.

My wife and I will also likely incur some sort of obligation out of this mess. Business is down and salaries are going to be cut.

If you are in hospitality or entertainment your world has stopped rotating on its axis.

This post introduces a new tag, “Screwing the Youth.” I probably should have had that one starting back when I was writing about student debt.

Wuhan Flu Day 6

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

A couple of posts showing diverging opinions:

John Ioannidis

Laurie Garrett

Ioannidis’ piece conforms with my thinking. Well… the reality is that my thinking on issues like this has been greatly influenced by the earlier writing of Ioannidis. Go google his writing on the replication crisis.

I confess to not being familiar with Garrett. I would characterize her piece as a good representation of those that believe all the we are told. That the people that have gotten everything wrong in the past 30 or 40 years have this one right.

Of course I hope the thinking of someone like Ioannidis will carry the day and that we’ll be laughing at the Garretts of the world in a couple of months.