Global Heating Continues to Devastate
First, after ranting the other day about incompetent people and the heat in my pad as temperatures here in Albuquerque hovered just below record numbers, they somehow got the coolers working by Monday evening. Monday it was about 93–4F, here at home, and Tuesday was 1F lower. Today is still above average about 6F. The average is 80F for this week in May. So the heat is indeed there. I’ve noticed that the jet stream is completely screwy. It’s cooler in the east than normal and way hotter here in the western half of the USA.
What I have noticed are fewer tornadoes this month. The cooler patterns in the east have lessened tornado activity. May is usually the worst month statistically here in the US for tornado activity. We’ve had some damaging storms earlier on. But then again, it’s only May.
I also noticed that a storm has stalled basically over Michigan. There were not one, but two, dams that failed and flooded several smaller cities in central MI. So instead of digging towns out from under tornado rubble we have record flooding elsewhere. Bring out the bilge pumps instead. The climate is definitely disrupted. This will be the new norm for as far out as one wants to project climate models. This will only worsen as time progresses onward. Global warming is relentless.
Well, now enter Mr Nasty, the COVID-19(c-virus) pandemic to stir the pot, so to speak. The government is so wrapped up in bailing out banks, big corporations, foolish companies that should fail, etc, they’ve pretended that climate change has mysteriously vanished. Phooey. Our collective suffering, caused by the scary c-virus, has intensified because of the climatic miseries. And I expect them to continue until the c-virus has the ‘magical’ vaccine to keep us safe. So a confluence of various shitstorms are happening all at once. Economic, pathogenic, climactic, a triad of unpleasantness to brighten our dreary days.
So have we seen any concrete action by the government to lessen any of these afflictions? Well, some. The lucky ones that can get unemployment get a 100% under a certain total amount. The rest? Sketchy. Here we have depression level unemployment and only some relief for the lucky. I’m guessing at least another 10 million are left out in the cold. Which puts us at around 45 million out of work. The banks though, are breezing along with the still(ridiculous), too big to fail attitude left over from Obama’s administration. Here in the US, once something is enacted it never goes away, just like nasty pictures on the ‘net.
For instance: what if, instead of giving $3 trillion to Wall Street, they gave it to the people? A splendid idea in my book. That’s roughly $9,000 for every living American. I’m sure 9G’s would actually help. And for those working ‘essential’ jobs, that’s 9G’s in the bank for a needed vacation when times are better. Or they could spend it back into the economy and give it a real boost instead of the phony one we have today. How in shit can the ‘market’ be at 24K? During a depression and a pandemic? Schizophrenic economics. Smoke and mirrors on acid. Way, way, beyond the voodoo economics of the past.
So back in ’08 we had a really nasty recession brought about by stupid, greedy, bankers, and Wall Street goons/con-artists. What we have now is ’08 Prime. A theft/heist of a magnitude higher than the ’08 debacle. I knew this was coming. I didn’t know they would use the cover of a pandemic to keep pumping printed, well digital really, capital to keep everything from going k-blooey. It will, I guarantee it, I’m just not sure when. I’ve also seen about $5 trillion pumped in before the c-virus was a gleam in the evil scientist’s eye that created it. That was never mentioned by our trusty MSM stooges.
There is a good blog by former Wall Street insiders — https://wallstreetonparade.com/ — they have material even financial babies such as myself can usually understand.
So now the ‘market’ is around 24K at 1:50 PM, MDT. I’ve had a few online discussions with someone that was saying the market will fall to around 18K. I think that’s an optimistic outlook. I, being a pessimist, believe that falling to 12K would be a wonderful outcome. Thereby avoiding a total collapse where the dollar is left worthless. Hold on, though, this decade has just started. Where it’s headed is anybody’s guess. Like the climate the economy is very unstable. The climate can’t blame its actions on schizophrenia, just industrial capitalist activity by schizophrenic humans.
We now find our collective selves vexed with three distinct problems all at once. Economic, pathological, i.e., the c-virus, and climactic. Where we end up is pure speculation. Maybe a vaccine will be developed quickly. Hopefully in a state not obsessed by rampant capitalism as a motivator with $billions in their starry eyes. The polio vaccine was developed here with the intention to eradicate a nasty disease. Now the intention is to make $billions, the eradication of a nasty disease in now secondary. Wrong headedness in so many ways. No one should profit off this. Which is why I think the whole sordid affair stinks of an opp. Just like the attacks of September 11,’01, the intention is to make, and keep making capital for the wealthy.
Enough conspiracies for today. I want folks to stay safe. Don’t believe the MSM unless independently verified by non-sponsored sources. And then be like what Mr Natural used to say, “Smile and and be like two eggs; keep your sunny side up”. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy