Category Archives: DOOM

Amazon Never Sleeps: Sets Sights On “The Poor Market”

And I thought I’d seen everything: Amazon CamperForce. Click = big Same-day update: A video! Field of Vision – CamperForce And here’s something you don’t know yet: WSJ: Amazon to open new US grocery chain separate from Whole Foods Not … Continue reading

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The War On Sanity

In America, talk turns to something unspoken for 150 years: Civil war At a moment when the country has never seemed angrier, two political commentators from opposite sides of the divide concurred last week on one point, nearly unthinkable until … Continue reading

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“Unsustainable” Is Back

“Unsustainable” was the Word of 2008. Eleven years later, it’s back. With a vengeance. Fed: ‘We are on an unsustainable fiscal path’ $22 trillion dollars of debt. The Biggest Bomb Man’s Ever Made

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Amazon Exits Planned NYC HQ2

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, … Continue reading

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“Financial Impotence”

Read first: “The Thing Happens.” This video contained a shock for me. Neal Gabler, prominent film critic and scholar — who was once on TV! — admits to financial fragility. Are you hanging off a financial cliff? Here’s how to … Continue reading

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“The Thing Happens.”

The People of the Abyss by Jack London [Google Books; my Google Drive]. Why do I keep recommending this book? I forget where this was said (probably in a movie): “Whatever has happened has happened and will happen again.” That’s … Continue reading

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A Rising Tide Of Hell In America

Rats, Public Defecation And Open Drug Use: Our Major Western Cities Are Becoming Uninhabitable Hellholes At post time, it was difficult to access that article because it was on Drudge Report (where I found it). To save time if you … Continue reading

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The Dollar Store Menu Of Doom And Death, Again

Don’t Buy These Foods At The Dollar Store I can’t recall ever seeing the US$1.00 “steak,” but I’ve eaten that burger. And the fish sandwich. And the two chicken ones (spicy and not spicy). They will flay your intestines. While … Continue reading

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Asymmetrical Political-Cultural Tension

From Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a disturbing excerpt that foreshadows the very real possibility of America being lost to what I now call the Politically Insane (those who, for example, infest … Continue reading

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This Is How You Do It

This is incomplete but still makes the point: I’ve since found a better, possibly complete, audio. Wrestling with YouTube Search is the worst. Franklin Delano Roosevelt First Fireside Chat The Banking Crisis Argue all you want about whether or not … Continue reading

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