Archive for the ‘Commerce’ Category

I’ll really start back up this time

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

When I dropped off of blogging last summer, it was because of self censorship. I was interviewing to be the CEO of the US operations of a German company that has Chinese ownership.

I wanted the job. It would nice to be working again and have a salary and benefits. But I’ll also admit that I feel somewhat like a coward because I didn’t just keep on blogging. I went so far as to password protect the blog. I was afraid I wouldn’t get the job because my writing my be considered anti-China. If my writing is anything it might be anti-CCP, but not the Chinese people.

I’ve had to fix the blog. Some of the formatting was lost. Pictures were laying on their side. Some of the menus and plugins were failing. The whole thing was a mess. I’m running a really simple theme. Someday I’ll make it look prettier again. But really the whole purpose of this is to write. And write some more.

Now I’ll be running the risk of being found out over my Covid skepticism, my belief that the election of 2020 was a complete scam, and that I don’t sufficiently hate Putin.

On that last point it is my belief that much of the blame for the mess in the Ukraine falls at the feet of the US Goverment.

Back from my trip

Friday, June 26th, 2020

I come back to this: Governor Abbott Orders Bars to Close.

I will actively campaign for Abbott’s next opponent. This is ridiculous.

We have the worst political class ever. I know that the way the media report the news is in order to drive fear and hysteria, but the governor should be above this. It’s a virus. Some people get sick. Don’t shift the liability! Let the virus spread. Let herd immunity happen. Protect the vulnerable. Shutting down commerce is no way to control a public health problem. The wealth created by economic activity is what will allow all of us to deal with the Wuhan Virus.

Oh My…

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Starting the trip later this morning.

Take a look here: California may allow businesses to abandon commercial leases.

It looks like June 18th will be an important day in the life or death of that bill.

I will try to keep track of this.

This will be devastating to the California economy. Which will suck because most of the Californians will move to Texas. We already have enough of them here.

My brother-in-law will be thrilled with this news.


Day 90 of the Wu Flu Hysteria

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

We went out for dinner. While the food was good, the place wasn’t even pretending that they want to be open beyond their obligation for not paying back their PPP loan.

Things are going to be effed up for a while.

Day 66 of the Wuhan Flu Apocalypse House Arrest

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Check this article out for a wonderful example of unintended consequences: Surrogate-Born Babies Wait In Ukraine Amid Coronavirus Travel Restrictions.

I also find it surprising that there is an industry for surrogate mothers in the Ukraine. Weird.

Another very reasonable guy with a minority opinion that was deleted from Youtube. What is up with that company? What is up with Google? Censorship of minority but still reasonable opinion is a very bad direction to head.

I am very afraid that Sports won’t start on time in the fall. It all sort of makes my heart race when I think about it. So much of the White Rock household is tied to entertainment that we will be screwed if sportsball isn’t allowed to resume.

Day 44 of the Wu Flu Lockdown

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

We cheated today.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild had a promotion going this weekend:

We… Me, Mrs. White Rock Kitchens (SWMBO) and The Deuce went out to get some beer to go from Community Beer Co.  South West Imperial Lager (SWIL) is a very good and very strong beer.

Then we met some of his friends in a parking lot. It was a nice afternoon. After the impromptu tail gate we spent some time with a family of friends. It really was a good afternoon.

Dinner was great.

Day 24 of the Wu Flu Lockdown, Post B

Monday, April 6th, 2020

The tests return false positives: Manufactured Pandemic. (Courtesy of No Agenda podcast)

The Ventilators kill people: 86% die at a later date. (Courtesy of Phillip Greenspun)

I promised these links last night.

We are doomed. The people nominally in charge of our institutions are fools.


Day 24 of the Bat Soup Flu Apocalypse

Monday, April 6th, 2020

I find this very scary. Here is Bill Gates building demand for the vaccine he is making:

It is scary because this is part of his effort to build demand for his vaccine, he’s lobbying to keep many businesses shut down. He wants more of us to demand the federal government purchase and disburse his medicines. He’s trying to get us lowly plebes to do his marketing and sales for him. You can tell he’s talking his book as he says schools can reopen, but mass gatherings (sporting events, concerts, etc.) should not.

A lot of my personal well being and economic health are tied into mass gatherings.

I know there will be pushback from many other corners of the economy, but Gates will have the media on his side.

Wuhan Bat Soup Flu Apocalypse Day 18, Part III

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

All models are wrong. Some models are useful.

I’ve heard this pithy little quip on the No Agenda podcast and read it on Instapundit. It must be true.

And… It fits my priors of models, data, and, statistics.

Day 17 of the Bat Flu Soup Pandemic Lock Down, Post III

Monday, March 30th, 2020

I would like to remind people that the government has no authority over healthy people.