This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
We’ve had something like 3 or 4 East Coast snow bombs, more feet of Sierra Nevada snow out west, and Europe being way more cold than usual with England yet again seeing white.
The listing at https://www.iceagenow.info/ is long and deep of places way cold.
So some guy who’s an ex-spy double agent gets poisoned with a very Russian nerve agent. But one where you can buy a book online that tells you how to make it. England ejects a bunch of Russian
spies diplomats so Russia ejects a bunch of British diplomats spies. This is supposed to show resolve and a strong talking too… or some such.
Of course, it couldn’t possibly be that The Great Game is still afoot and the British (or the CIA or the FSB or China or the Israeli secret services or even Soros and his minions would want to spoil any hope of improved relations with Russia so set up a false flag that only involves poisoning some old tired useless ex-spy. (IMHO there’s no way to know who did this until you catch them and get a confession plus find matching toxin in their house, and even then I’d be suspicious in the spy vs spy game.)
Oh, and in a surprise non-reversal, Putin was re-elected for 6 more years…
Expect some kind of cyber-thingies as Russia / UK / free-lancers / China / try to keep the pots boiling.
We’ve got a ‘pennant’ with lower highs and higher lows. When it reaches a point it will break down one way or the other. IMHO most likely down. We’ve got a new Fed Chairman and talk of raising interest rates more. That usually means down.
I need to do some more graphs and analysis to get a better bead on it. In reality, it’s a battle ground between bulls and bears and resolves at the point of the pennant with whoever has the fattest wallet winning.