Rosneft dodge

It is always dodgy with the Russians, right?

Russian petroleum giant Rosneft just announced that they sold their interests and stakes in Venezuela.  They want to dodge U.S. sanctions.  Who did they sell to?  They ain’t saying.... [Read More]

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Bankruptcy Socialism: A Dystopian Tale

Bankruptcy SocialismIn September, 2008, with the financial crisis of that year triggered by the collapse of the mortgage-backed securities bubble shaking the foundations of financial institutions world-wide and an election in the U.S. looming which had the prospect of electing the most explicitly left-wing president in the country’s history, I wrote a Gnome-o-Gram titled “The AIG Takeover and Bankruptcy Socialism”, in which I introduced the term “bankruptcy socialism”.  I have appended that original article, unmodified, to this post so you can see what I was thinking at the time and how things evolved subsequently compared to what I envisioned.

Although I wish for nothing more earnestly than the kind of optimistic outcome from the present disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken to deal with it, such as those sketched by TKC 1101 in his post “So What Is the POTUS Strategy?”, I also believe it is wise to look at other, darker strategies which may be put into place by those with agendas very different from the swift and complete recovery from the present troubles for which I, and most people, hope.... [Read More]

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Strategic Reserve

Way to go, President Trump.

“We’re going to fill it right up to the top, saving the American taxpayer billions and billions of dollars, helping our oil industry and making us even further toward that wonderful goal, which we achieved, which nobody thought was possible, of energy independence,” Trump said during remarks Friday in the Rose Garden outlining the White House’s response to the coronavirus.... [Read More]

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China Smears the US !!!

INSIDE CHINA’S HIGH-STAKES CAMPAIGN TO SMEAR THE UNITED STATES OVER CORONAVIRUS

Excerpt from article: If you listened to Chinese state-run media, you’d think President Trump went to China and released vials of COVID-19 on groups of unsuspecting men, women and children.

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Fear Potion Number 19

Corona Virus Disease 19 (CoViD 19) is the word of the day, 24-7, and will be for so long as it seems useful to Talking Snake Media as a hook on which to hang criticism of Team Trump.

Team Trump is reacting really well. President Trump ordered restrictions in the very early days that helped to slow transmission. That bought us some badly needed time. And, he is playing the science card as well as possible. This is of course a controversial assertion. Media, Democrats and other Leftists say that Trump is “anti-science,” but that is just an empty slogan without any basis in truth.... [Read More]

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The United Kingdom Lost 40% of its Domestic Airline Flights Today

Flybe (airline) logoThis may not be on your radar, but it’s a big thing in Europe.  Flybe, the largest regional airline serving the United Kingdom, collapsed yesterday, after failing to secure a rescue bridge loan from the UK government.  All of their planes are grounded and all flights cancelled.  They have defaulted on all carriage contracts, including those pre-paid.

This is a catastrophe for many small communities in the British Isles, for which Flybe provided the only feeder service to the major hubs for long-range flights.  Flybe accounted for around 40% of all domestic flights in the United Kingdom.  Imagine the consequences if 40% of all domestic airline flights in your country were cancelled for an indefinite period and with no warning.... [Read More]

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The “Trumpster” was in my home town…

The only problem is my timing. We went to eat at our local watering hole at 4:15, 1615 for the rest of the world and our military friends. We were returning at 5:25, (that’s 1725), or should I say, attempting to return.

Continue reading “The “Trumpster” was in my home town…”

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POTUS to visit Scranton for Fox News town hall event

Well, this is how a democratic area handles it, just announce changes in bus schedules.

I searched the web site for three television stations, this is as close as I could find about it. (the local Fox news station gets their news from the one mentioned above and only has the same bus schedule alert.)... [Read More]

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Radioactive Quackery Is Back!

 

Radioactive symbolIn the early years of the 20th century, there was a craze of medical quackery following the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 and the isolation of radium in 1898.  Radioactive quackery quickly spawned numerous products which claimed to have a variety of medical benefits.  Many of these products were completely bogus, but some, to the detriment of their buyers, were actually genuine.  Radithor, for example, was a patent medicine composed of distilled water containing at least one microcurie of radium salts.  Wealthy U.S. industrialist Eben Byers, who ingested large quantities of the stuff, died in 1932 of a variety of cancers and degeneration of his bones.  He was buried in a lead-lined coffin.... [Read More]

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