Friday, December 31, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Interest rates aren't going anywhere but down.

I basically want to scream every time I read an article in which they say interest rates will start rising soon, or there will be three rate increases next year. That is all bullshit and lies.

The FED will not do anything because as I said about a month ago - there is nothing under this market. Housing is down six months in a row now. Materials are causing a false flag that will CRUSH housing if they do anything.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Its not really the holidays until I've blown my blog up for a day or so upgrading something. stuff is broken. obvi

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

It seems I made the right choice.

I also chose to cancel going. I didn't want to get the vax for this one event. And I'm not anti vax - you could just see in the summer another shot would be needed. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would almost be FOUR shots behind. Yeah I know "we aren't quite there". But Isreal is handing them out, so we are not far behind.

Honestly canceling was less about the virus and more about CES sucking and getting stuck with a hotel room or air BNB, which happened to me last year for an event. Which is why when my family thing happened this summer I had to take the route through Vegas to get there.

I placed a bet that companies would not be able to get their stuff and people into the country. But, being shoulder to shoulder with international people also didn't seem wise. CES is the kind of place that I've had to use my boobs as a battering ram to get through the pile. If you use your hands to push though, you're an asshole. But nobody cares if your boobs touch them. Thats how packed things normally are. And that isn't wise right now.

I would also like to add that CES is why I became so germaphobic. I got tired of getting the flu every single time I went. And I'm not the only one. After CES you would just see everywhere light up with "I've got the flu from CES". Awwww. Good times. Used to be people thought that sucked and you basically had ZERO risk of dying.

The last two years I went to CES I managed to not get the flu because I didn't touch ANYTHING. No escalators. No devices. Nothing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

People used to hate banks - now they lap up virus advice with a ladle from them.

This has been frustrating me for a long long time. It's the craziest thing to see people rage against "the elites" and whoever else is making money. But these bloggers never get called out. They are probably making a fortune gas lighting people. And they get away with it because they know people will not read 95% of the articles. They just skim the headlines and form their decisions. Hell - my husband doesn't even click through to 98% of the links ~I~ post.


I'm just going to post what's in my Spotify today.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Thursday, December 09, 2021

I'm going to take one last stab at this.

Hopefully this makes more sense to people. It's in poor taste to snarf an entire article - but I've posted a lot of it because I know most people don't click through.

The claim: "N95 masks block few, if any" COVID-19 particles due to their size.

In other words, the post asserts the virus is smaller than the filter on the N95 mask, so the N95 mask doesn’t work.

Experts say this claim flies in the face of numerous studies and reflects a failure to grasp fundamental principles of how viruses behave and how face masks work.

Virus particles don’t exist alone The science of mask functionality gets really small, really fast. The unit of measurement here is microns — 1/1000th of a millimeter.

The size-based argument against N95 laid out in this claim assumes mask filtering works something like water flowing through a net — particles in the water smaller than the net opening pass through, while larger items don’t.

But the physics involved don’t work like that at all.

The COVID-19 particle is indeed around 0.1 microns in size, but it is always bonded to something larger.

“There is never a naked virus floating in the air or released by people,” said Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech who specializes in airborne transmission of viruses.

The virus attaches to water droplets or aerosols (i.e. really small droplets) that are generated by breathing, talking, coughing, etc. These consist of water, mucus protein and other biological material and are all larger than 1 micron.

“Breathing and talking generate particles around 1 micron in size, which will be collected by N95 respirator filters with very high efficiency,” said Lisa Brosseau, a retired professor of environmental and occupational health sciences who spent her career researching respiratory protection.

Health care precautions for COVID-19 are built around stopping the droplets, since “there’s not a lot of evidence for aerosol spread of COVID-19,” said Patrick Remington, a former CDC epidemiologist and director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The article goes on to say: 

The first is something called “Brownian motion,” the name given to a physical phenomenon in which particles smaller than 0.3 microns move in an erratic, zig-zagging kind of motion. This motion greatly increases the chance they will be snared by the mask fibers.

Secondly, the N95 mask itself uses electrostatic absorption, meaning particles are drawn to the fiber and trapped, instead of just passing through.

Parking lot finds.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Because..... I'm an adult?

I did not assemble these. Mr S. and I went to a lightly attended car show this morning. While there, we saw a store I'd never heard of before and decided to quick browse hoping more cars would show up. These were in the letter isle.

Thursday, December 02, 2021

America is literally the dumbest place on Earth.

Second US Omicron Case Is Vaccinated Adult Male Whose "Mild Symptoms" Have Fully Resolved.

"Update 10:55am: Here is another reason to be optimistic - not suicidal - by the news that the Omicron variant is spreading. As we, Ackman and Kolanovic, all said, the Omicron variant could be the best thing that happened to the pandemic as it is much more "mild" than Delta, and because it is much more transmissible could soon become the dominant version. 

As the Minnesota Dept of Health said in its press release on the second identified US covid case, the "Infected Minnesota resident recently returned from domestic travel; variant was found through MDH variant surveillance program, which is one of the strongest surveillance programs in the nation"

We get all these early warning signs, and these pay for click carnival barkers who talk out of both sides of their mouth squander our advantage. They set the narrative and you just can't talk people out of the stupid shit they say.

Europe is having RECORD case counts. That means for the whole pandemic. I won't list the deaths because I know my readers will rush to find them.

Denmark - record
Switzerland - record
France - record
Poland - record
Portugal - record
Germany - record
Czech Repuclic - record
Austria - record
Netherlands - record
Finland - record
South Korea - record, but they started late

Your telling me that ALL of these countries are suffering their highest numbers EVER! And it is just going to get here and be mild? Fuck off. We get what we deserve. Honestly.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Seems really mild to me.

Goldman Sacks told me so. Let's wait till it gets here to find out. Oooooh. wait. Nevermind.

All I know is that Europe has been seeing a HUGE wave for the past three weeks. I thought we were a month behind them. Turns out only three weeks. And we were already catching 100,000 cases a day BEFORE this.

Come on - enjoy the decline People.

I haven't really talked much about Biden because I think this is the economy most people wanted, or were too lazy to defend. It's always a lot of fun watching him say he's going to fix things the he himself caused. 

Our supply chain problems are a direct result of his policies. Pushing taxes for "climate-ey change" things causes companies to go overseas where they don't get punished as much.

I don't care about 5 dollar gas or more. This is what people wanted.

I personally don't believe that the election was stolen from Trump. Even though I do believe there was a ~lot~ of voter fraud. If I was running for office and I thought I lost that way - I would run solely on election integrity the next time. I think at best it was a draw. And I think that January 6th thing is a whole lot of bullshit. I think republicans are so desperate for someone to fight for them they rally around the oddest people. Like schizophrenic jesus.

Mostly I think conservatives talk a bunch of shit and then never vote.