Just Gets Funnier and Funnier

A tangible sign of Republicans’ discontent with the Biden administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged with a GOP-led effort to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci has served as a White House adviser on COVID-19 under President Joe Biden as well asContinue reading “Just Gets Funnier and Funnier”

Well That Didn’t Take Long

Dr. Paul defined “gain of function research” as described by the The Foundation for Vaccine Research (FVR), a privately funded group that seeks to increase funding for vaccine research (Letter from the Foundation to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI). Dr. Fauci parsed his response: “We do not send money toContinue reading “Well That Didn’t Take Long”

Do You Really Want to Know My Pronouns?

Asking for your pronouns can trigger unexpected reactions like those of Leon Kowalski when asked about his mother amidst a Voight-Kampff Test. Asking for and being told your pronouns unprompted should trigger a Code Red alert in anyone’s amygdala – though Leon was a bit excessive, don’t you think? For a few months in aContinue reading “Do You Really Want to Know My Pronouns?”

Chernobyl – Nuclear Reaction Rates Up

The reactor accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima continue to demonstrate severe reactor accidents leave behind a toxic waste site requiring up to century to stabilize and remediate. Mathieu et al. (2018) describes the Fukushima accident payload associated with a so-called “early, high energy release”: “The main oceanic releases occurred between March and April. They wereContinue reading “Chernobyl – Nuclear Reaction Rates Up”

CoVid’s Origin: increasingly likely a Wuhan project funded by the US NIAID.

“Scientists are actually preoccupied with accomplishment. So they are focused on whether they can do something. They never stop to ask if they should do something.” Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park For those unfamiliar with the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS), they are a nonprofit organization focused on science and global security issues resulting from acceleratingContinue reading “CoVid’s Origin: increasingly likely a Wuhan project funded by the US NIAID.”

Suppressing Interest Rates and Life

I was fortune to study economics under Murray Rothbard. Quite an experience. Then again, so was studying philosophy under Leonard Peikoff. Also quite an experience. And, serving as a commissioned officer in the US Navy under Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. THAT was an experience. These three guys had a lot in common. I got smackedContinue reading “Suppressing Interest Rates and Life”

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”

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”