The Blackouts That Go With Going Green

With the Modern Solar Minimum upon us, better get used to colder winters over the next 3 decades. Solar Cycle 24 (December 2008 – December 2019) is recorded as the weakest in magnitude since 1957 (Hajra, 2021). That cycle is consistent with the so-called “hiatus” that ran through 2013. Here is how Cycle 24 fitsContinue reading “The Blackouts That Go With Going Green”

Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There — Way Out There

Zman: https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=22800 Z-man’s best lines in bold The Ride Never Ends Posted on February 10, 2021 The reboot of last year’s big political flop, otherwise known as Trump Impeachment, hit the big stage in DC this week. The Senate kicked off the show with a debate about the constitutionality of the whole thing. The old rule ofContinue reading “Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There — Way Out There”

The Red Ponzi Outlines Its Expectations from China Joe, the Oligarch Sock Puppet — Or Else [Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Tom Dorsey, …]

And Blinken blinks From Epoch Times: Beijing Hints at What It Wants of US-China Relationship Through State Media BY NICOLE HAO February 9, 2021 Updated: February 9, 2021 Chinese state-run media Xinhua published a series of four commentaries in which it called on the new U.S. administration to “lead the U.S.-China relationship back on track” after years ofContinue reading “The Red Ponzi Outlines Its Expectations from China Joe, the Oligarch Sock Puppet — Or Else [Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Tom Dorsey, …]”

Car Wreck

Jill Mislinski: https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/2021/02/04/vehicle-sales-per-capita-as-of-december-2020 The latest data point is the December count published by the BEA in their monthly Auto and Truck Seasonal Adjustment report, which shows a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16.3 million units, which is a 4.0% decrease from the previous month’s figure from the BEA. The first chart shows the series since 2007, which illustratesContinue reading “Car Wreck”

Z Man on Oligrachy and the Theory of Egalitarian Collectivism

The nation-state was the recognition that human identity groups were the basis of human organization. A stable country like Great Britain had a common language and history. Identity groups like Welsh and English were sublimated to the British identity. Even so, they had their own cultural spheres that were tolerated and respected by the whole.Continue reading “Z Man on Oligrachy and the Theory of Egalitarian Collectivism”

The Sock Puppet Administration – NOT “The Onion”

This is not a joke though it is pretty funny: Kamala Harris says the West Virginia coal miners who have lost their jobs because of the policies she and Joe Biden are pushing can be trained to reclaim “abandoned land mines.” “Job creation around, for example, all of those skilled workers who are in theContinue reading “The Sock Puppet Administration – NOT “The Onion””

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” George Orwell, “1984”

Franke Miele, Real Clear Politics: In Nancy Pelosi’s “Twenty Twenty-One,” members of the Democratic Party engage in the Two Hours Hate against Donald Trump, who is supposed to be the enemy of the people, but may actually just be a fabricated symbol to distract the people from their real enemy — Big Tech. Two hoursContinue reading ““We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” George Orwell, “1984””

Darkness at Noon

“Our Press and our schools cultivate Chauvinism, militarism, dogmatism, conformism and ignorance. The arbitrary power of the Government is unlimited, and unexampled in history; freedom of the Press, of opinion and of movement are as thoroughly exterminated as though the proclamation of the Rights of Man had never been. We have built up the mostContinue reading “Darkness at Noon”

Canary in the Mine: Red Ponzi Corn Imports

Per Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge: On the same day that China published a much stronger than expected (if largely laughable as we first noted and Michael Pettis subsequently confirmed) GDP print, making China the only major economy to grow in the “year of covid”, China customs data showed that grains imports soared to record highs in 2020 afterContinue reading “Canary in the Mine: Red Ponzi Corn Imports”