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?
Still cold. Nice fat snow storm ran over the East Coast. Rain has stopped in California (for now). Wonder if spring is here “This Time, For Sure!”?
Now the “Russia Bashing” has moved on to Syria Gas Attack – despite the only ones likely to gain from such an attack are the Western Powers (as Russia / Syria were already winning hands down in the are with conventional forces). Something just smells fishy in all this remote 100% certainty that Russia / Syria did chemical weapons when they are the ones who gain nothing from it.
Still doing that “going down thing”. SMA stack fully inverted. Lower highs. Lower lows. Bouncing off the SMA stack to the downside. Classical down market. News, of course, attributing this to Trump Tariffs… despite there being no tariff in place yet.
Now The Fed having new leadership and doing repeated rate hikes, that can’t possibly be the cause. Just because all money management and investment theory states rising rates depress stock prices… /sarc;
The Swamp Bites Back
FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office (Trump’s personal lawyer). Stormy Daniel’s emails and other records taken. So tell me again just why the FBI can raid their boss? Oh, because Mueller said so… Fed Election Laws being trotted out in regards to the $130,000 payment. How paying money to hush up a money hustle has bearing on the elections TBD.
Looks like a lot more swamp draining needed.
In Hungary the anti-EU anti-immigrant party was re-elected. You’d think the EU folks would notice that the people in their constituent countries are not happy with being overrun with aliens who have no interest in assimilation; but no.
Poland called up to congratulate. One suspects an Eastern Block will form as those folks seem to have their heads screwed on straight compared to the old EU (Germany / France).
Wall? WALL? We don’t need not steeinking Wall! We got Marines!
So with most of the border States sending National Guard forces to the border (under Federal funding but Governors control) one wonders what will happen in California with “Moonbeam” Brown. I suspect there’s going to be a few dozen more lawsuits as The Feds demonstrate who controls the border. Might be interesting to just see The Feds close all the legitimate border crossings in California and declare it a sealed border…
Censorship By Corporate Coercion
Facebook (Faceplant?) is now apologizing for not having censored enough. Calling it “self regulation”.
Since when are private corporations put in charge of what is legitimate speech in public?
This is going to get far worse before it gets better.
Then again, we have Political Weenies bleating that THEY want to be the censors…
This is going to get far far far worse before it gets better.