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?
Trump is Winning! EU comes to the bargaining table and decides car tariffs are more than Kaiser, er Germany can stand. Buys loads of soybeans… Brexiteers, take note of what works. A swift kick in the dangly bits. Tell the Germans you are FINE with tariff barriers, especially on EU cars…
China realizes their tariff on Soybeans just went out the window… Watch for them to realize buying Brazilian at higher prices is just not winning.
Lots of folks finding out that a Trade War when the Other Guy is losing $Billions to you on unfair trade practices is an easy win for them, you not so much. Cut trade to ZERO and the USA is $Billions (really about a $Trillion / year) WINNING!
Rosenstein has articles of impeachment filed. (Tee Hee ;-) Watch as Muller and friends try to figure out what land mine is in front of them next…
Putin meeting put off for a while. Need to find another thing where it’s the cudgel… EU already folded, so what next? Maybe China? Announce a “war game” with Russia somewhere in east Asia? Maybe joint sea “rescue” exercise in the South China Sea… Trump and Putin to observe from a nice Pacific island Hotel…
Faceplant, er Facebook, finding out what happens when you “lose” everyones data (at a profit?…) and piss off 1/2 the population by banning Right Wing POV. Stock down about 1/4 at last look. NFL, you listening? (They have suspended their too wishy washy rule during pre-season and are having a bit of a think. Think well, or maybe you too can lose 1/4 of your market value.)
There was a mention of a PeerTube or something like that in one of the comment threads. I started looking for peer-2-peer YouTube like things, but couldn’t find it. Maybe I’ll find it later. Ideas on P2P video services to review welcome.
Near as I can tell, Kiluea continues to flow to the sea and collapse at the center, but nobody cares anymore. Maybe if it blows up big folks will notice again.
Massive rain and floods along the American East Coast, drought in England. Think the Gulf Stream might have slowed down, not delivering all that warm moisture “Over There” but dumping it here instead? How to get good data on gulf stream speed and volume? I donno…