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:
House is sold. Stuff is is storage. We are now relocated to Florida in temporary housing as we house hunt.
I’m posting via Tablet, one finger typing, and hot spot (while working on fixes for same). So expect lots of typos and terseness. Tablet seems to get a misspelling on about 1 in 3 words.
This will be DIY for a while as editing HTML and urls is a Royal Pita on the Tablet.
Also will be terse.
Looks like Ukraine propaganda (from both sides) is still running thick. My guess is that having broken most of rump Ukraine, Putin is hunkering down to protect the Dunbass acquisition.
Trump having rallies that are getting huge crowds. Biden continues as a NOOP.
Covid masking & mandates making a comeback as China shuts down the manufactuing & export center of Shanghai. Watch for more product shortages…
Gas in Florida is wonderful… instead of $6/gallon in California, it is $3.89/gallon. Yeah, almost $4/gal looks good to me after Kalifornia prices….
Expect horrible CPI / inflation numbers. Time to dump cash for inflation assets (now that I’m carrying a lot of cash… sigh.)
The destruction of oil & gas supply in the USA is also the destruction of production and economic viability. Prepare for that.
For more recent events, see:
Trump Social Media site:
I’ve also gotten addicted to the Top Ten Memes of the week from WatchMAGA here:
They have interesting “bite” to them, along with a tendency to highlight the news of the week in memes, so good as a social attitude pointer too. Plus they are “way fun” ;-)