Daily Reading #340

Definitely end-of-an-era behaviors :

https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-crazy-corruption-scandal-that-ensnared-leonardo-dicaprio-and-the-hollywood-elite

Sad world when nobody thinks that the wars we are waging are important enough to think about :

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/ten-years-gone-iraq-and-afghanistan-vets-on-what-it-all-meant/

I have read 100s of articles about the structural problems in the economy, predictions of failure.  I don’t read that many as I know the financial system will fail because it has not been designed to be fail-safe. It is a complex, evolving system, so you can’t predict when, although it certainly looks closer to a market collapse than a market recovery or even gentle slow-down. I think the market high is behind us :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/steen-jakobsen-four-horsemen-portend-painful-reckoning

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/rubino-elites-are-terrified-1930s-depression-or-weimar-hyperinflation

More social change. I am not as optimistic about self-driving cars by 2025, but someday that technology will indeed change things. Here is a hypothesis :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/autonomous-vehicles-and-rise-mobile-sex-workers

Climate scientists continue to mis-predict and favor their biases :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/climate-scientists-admit-major-math-error-after-global-warming-study-debunked

George Webb continues with his overviews, here discussing the Chain of Command, the failures of which make voting irrelevant :

This is complete confirmation of George Webb’s story of the war on Libya. OTOH, I think his understanding of the petrodollar is not correct :

If the debts can’t be paid back, what next? Printing more currency a) stops producing growth, b) destroys the economy :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/mauldin-worldwide-debt-default-real-possibility

A leading candidate for explaining the Fermi Paradox :

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/socal-fires-may-have-ejected-incredibly-dangerous-radioactive-particles-atmosphere

A 12-man FBI squad to entrap Kiriakou on behalf of Brennan. That is Deep Black Swamp :

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/14/kiriakou-cia-mueller-brennan-strzok/

USDA certainly has changed their views from when I was on the farm :

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/features/?cid=nrcseprd1367450

I try to avoid knowing any of the Brexit details, but somehow fell into this one :

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6375927/Jacob-Rees-Moggs-Brexiteers-unite-DUP-vow-vote-Brexit-deal.html

This is certainly true. Surprising to see something so rational about economic policy from the NYTimes :

Camille Paglia is a solid feminist, there aren’t many :

https://quillette.com/2018/11/10/camille-paglia-its-time-for-a-new-map-of-the-gender-world/

A good business model when he only gets $1000/bug. What did they expect? He could have sold it for much more than that on the black market :

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/bug-bounty-hunter-ran-isp-doxing-service/

Good, another revived species :

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2018/led-tribal-scientists-montanas-trumpeter-swan

Monarchs continue to decline. Very bad, Monsanto is a shit company :

https://news.science360.gov/obj/pic-day/73d83104-473a-4191-b9c0-1d4af4c2aeb7/floridas-monarch-butterfly-population-takes-tumble

Plasma collection is a big business :

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/27/my-career-as-an-international-blood-smuggler

Hollywood’s centralization was a death sentence, no industry survives that. The bad thing about the Hollywood film business imploding is that they will spread through the economy. We don’t deserve that :

I like knowing how to do a lot of things.  I raised rabbits, never used the skins :

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