Today's Tids Issue 3,144
Life goes on, Department:
If you’re watching a cable news station you’re probably seeing Russian artillery shooting into the Ukraine and hearing reports of Russia massing troops at the border. If you’re watching The Golf Channel you are seeing professionals shooting pars the “Russian Open”, which looks like any typical tournament on any course in the world including the US. You see spectators spectating and not ducking from missiles. Interesting dichotomy isn’t it. War that seems so devastating in a narrow focus, is now in our see-all-world but an isolated event on a gigantic globe where 95% of living goes on as usual.
BTW. Doesn’t it look weird to see the words “Russia” and “Open” in the same sentence?
It seems like big investors are spending more times on the sideline in their summer hide-always waiting for September. “Let the Fed manage the stock market,” they seem to be saying. “What can go wrong in a month?” But a week or so after Labor Day comes the reality, and there is a chance we ain’t going to like it. Early September is another of the Paranoid Points in my investment comfort zone.
I found this app on my phone called “Isis wallet”. I’m afraid to open it thinking it may be a funding souce for al-Qaida in Iraq and Syria.
The key word for a successful free market capitalist economy is “Honesty”.
Most people have an intense fear of being trapped in a room with chamber music.
Name the ten cars Americans don’t want to buy.
--Two American Doctors In Liberia Diagnosed With deadly Ebola; One Dies.
--Mark Cook, Stock Prognosticator With On-target record Says Market To Crash By 20% within 12 Monthes.
--Ukraine Fighting Intensifies; Casualties On Both Sides Increase; Russians Move In To Take Over Top Level Rebel Posts Inside Ukraine.
--Lightening Strikes Venice California Beach Crowd; One Dead.
--Gaza Still In State Of Confusion Even Though Shooting Has Slowed; Tension Between Netanyahu Government And Washington Flares Up.
--NOAA: First Half Of 2014 Coldest Since 1993.
--Mystery in Pine tree State: Family Of Five Found Shot To Death In Saco Maine Apartment.
The USA alcohol consumption poll this year has beer jumping into first place with 41% saying it is their favorite. That compares to 31% for wine and 23% for liquor in this annual poll by Gallup.. However, women prefer wine, the top choice for women (46%); also older adults (55+) 38%. So beer is on the rise again and gets it’s push over wine from men where it is preferred by 57% and all drinkers between 18-34 at 48%. Part of the reason for the beer rebound is the growth of “Craft” beers by 20% in a year! 36% of Americans do not drink at all, either because of strong convictions or from over doing it in years gone by. The US ranks pretty low on the scale of hard drinking countries. In fact, in Russia, beer is considered a food!
One of the great benefits of being sick when I was kid was Aspergum.
If you happen to come across a giant anteater while strolling in the park, don’t make jokes about his or her looks. In Brazil in the last week Giant anteaters have killed two hunters in separate incidents. We live in a You-never-know World.
Subprime is a basic understandable, necessary term in an economy of differing societal levels…except when the word “bundling” is involved.
Many in the camp of misguided media are more concerned about the way a killer dies than they are about the victims of the monsters. Last week one of these saintly scribes tried to make an issue over the fact that the family of the victims were not concerned about the length of time it took for the heartless, inhumane murderer to die from a lethal injections.
There’s no truth to the rumor that if Rhode Island were to be attacked by a foreign nation, the US Army would not be able to respond because of the severe environmental regulations in the state.
The fed jacked up the drumbeat towards the end of Financial welfare last this month after the report of 288,000 net jobs added. The real numbers it turns out were 800,000+ part-times jobs added and 523,000 full time jobs lost. Summer time is probably the worst time to measure jobs improvement as most are tourism related lower paying, no benefits part time jobs. Hey, I don’t think the monthly contributions for the benefit of financial geniuses welfare should have ever started. But to end them, now that the markets are largely buoyed by them onless than honest labor growth information is unfair to investors who can’t control the marketplace.
If the RI Governor’s race was only judged by the candidates TV commercials, the hands-down winner would be Clay Pell. The big question is how all of this translates to the voting booth. In RI it’s generally, “Duh, who’s da democrat.” Actually, I take that back. Often in this state under siege by themselves, the Dem voter often picks a Republican for the no power job to assuage their guilt over continually electing biased, union owned losers to the Legislature.
Did you ever go onto the net to find something like a birth certificate for a relative. Several sites normally show up and one will entice you into pursuing it further, asking a lot of legitimate questions, and then make you wait while it searches from step to step. Finally in the end it announces we “We have your report ready to go”. Then it asks for your first born, Social Security number and three credit cards. And you know it’s going to happen this way every time. But still you go along.
If Alan Fung (Candidate for Giv in RI) opened with a campaign that established his character and better than average credentials instead of a series of lame attacks on competitor Block, he may be more of a positive factor than he is now – struggling to regain the image of the sensible person he is in defensive campaign that sounds like “Hey, I really am a good guy!”.
The other night I was awakened by seagulls acting strange. I went to the window to see them performing madly in what looked like a weird mating rituals. Then I realized thyat perhaps they must be under the effect of smoke wafting from the house next door rented to visitors to the Folk festival. “Hey man, is it 1970 yet?”
Number Ten is Scion IC. The rest are, Dodge Avenger, Lincoln MKS, Chevy Tahoe, Chrysler 200, Jaguar XK, GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, Mitsubishi Outlander and #1 Volvo S60!
5…4…3…2…1…Tidsters start your Week – have fun and make things happen!