Wuhan/CCP/SARS-CoVid 19 Fatality Rate

We know CoVid 19 is contagious. But how lethal is it compared to an influenza outbreak? The 2009 swine flu pandemic was an influenza pandemic that lasted about 19 months, from January 2009 to August 2010, and was the most recent flu pandemic involving H1N1 influenza virus (the first being the 1918–1920 Spanish flu pandemic and the second being the 1977 Russian flu). First describedContinue reading “Wuhan/CCP/SARS-CoVid 19 Fatality Rate”

Baltic Dry Index Jumps to Over 10-Year Peak on Capesize Surge

Just as night follows day, so Congressional helicopter money flows right out to sea while Walmart “stuff” comes back in return. No surprise, the demand for containers and shipping is peaking resulting in spiking shipping rates. Here’s gCaptain with the details (https://gcaptain.com/baltic-dry-index-jumps-to-over-10-year-peak-on-capesize-surge): April 21 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index surged toContinue reading “Baltic Dry Index Jumps to Over 10-Year Peak on Capesize Surge”

Solar Minimum Cold and Snow

The GIF published above presents NOAA’s temperature anomaly forcasts over the next 2 days. As is evident, we’re looking at lower-48 temperature anomalies of upwards of a dozen degrees C below norms. I routinely track the effects of the Solar Minimum that has begun and will run at least through 2050 due planetary dynamics reducingContinue reading “Solar Minimum Cold and Snow”

Putin’s Ukrainian Judo

Like so many debacles in recent months, this one began when the Sock Puppet installed as US president by our corporatocracy last fall went with his bombastic bluster impulses in a television interview on March 17 calling Vladimir Putin a “killer”. All national leaders fit that criterion. Hilariously, Putin loosely replied, it takes one toContinue reading “Putin’s Ukrainian Judo”

Paul Revere’s Ride

Listen, my children, and you shall hearOf the midnight ride of Paul Revere,On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:Hardly a man is now aliveWho remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British marchBy land or sea from the town to-night,Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-archOf the North-Church-tower, asContinue reading “Paul Revere’s Ride”

Facebook Blocks Story That Says We Weren’t Always At War With Eastasia

Babylon Bee exclusive: https://babylonbee.com/news/facebook-blocks-story-that-says-we-werent-always-at-war-with-eastasia MENLO PARK, CA—In recent remarks, President Joe Biden stated that we had always been at war with Eastasia. This had gone unmentioned by most of the press, but the New York Post wrote a story contradicting Biden’s remarks, giving evidence that until recently we had been allies of Eastasia. Facebook has now blockedContinue reading “Facebook Blocks Story That Says We Weren’t Always At War With Eastasia”

The First Shall Be First, the Last Shall Be Last

OK, that title was not exactly the Sermon on the Mount. But it is Matthew – seriously. As much as the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew is also known for the “Matthew Effect” The Matthew Effect of Accumulated Advantage is sometimes summarized by the adage “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer“. The concept is applicableContinue reading “The First Shall Be First, the Last Shall Be Last”