BALTIMORE – The U.S. stock market broke its losing streak on Thursday [and even more so on Monday, ed.]. After five straight losing sessions, the Dow eked out a 92-point gain. The financial media didn’t know what to say about it. So, we ended up with the typical inanities, myths, and claptrap.
“Investors” are pushing the DJIA back up again..apparently any excuse will do at the moment. The idea may backfire though, as exactly the same thing happened shortly before Sweden’s euro referendum (a prominent pro-euro politician was killed by a “lone nut” a few days ahead of the vote), and Sweden still had the krona last we looked… – click to enlarge.
Myths Are Worth Wondering About
Wondering is what we do, here at the Diary, especially wondering about myths. “Myths” are not necessarily untrue. They just can’t be known or proven in the way, say, that Archimedes could prove that the king’s crown was made of gold.
Antiquity’s most famous patent troll Archimedes shortly after his famous epiphany in the bathtub
- MICHAELS, Maryland – The flag in front of our hotel flies at half-mast. The little town of St. Michaels is a tourist and conference destination on the Chesapeake Bay. It is far from Orlando, and even farther from Daesh (a.k.a. ISIL) and the Mideast.
St. Michaels, Maryland – the town that fooled the British (they say, today).
Photo credit: Fletcher6
Believe It Or Not… There Actually Is Some Downside Risk
BALTIMORE – Not much action in the stock market last week. A few little steps ahead to over the 18,000 line for the Dow. Then a few little steps back. Currently the index sits at 17,732.
Hero or Traitor?
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! We’re all gonna die.
Country Joe McDonald
Robert McNamara, next to a map of Vietnam…in 1964 he participated in propagating the “Tonkin incident” lie, a false flag incident which drew the US openly into the conflict (previously “US advisors” had been fighting covertly in Vietnam). By 1968 he became disillusioned and decided to resign – another million people died after he had left the scene.
Photo credit: AP
Battle of Wits
BALTIMORE – On Wednesday, the Dow rose over 18,000, for the first time since April. Hillary is riding high, too. She is a pro. She has the entire Deep State behind her – including almost every crony and zombie in the country – and a political machine that can turn out more claptrap than any in history.
Give it to us, oh Deep State minion!
Home of the Brave?
BALTIMORE – It is a bright summer day outside. A dry breeze sweeps down Cathedral Street and blows away the hot, humid air.
It is hard for us to imagine that anything bad could happen today. But bad things do happen – even on nice days. The weather was fine when General Custer rode out to the Little Bighorn, too.
“A fine day today, boys, innit? Let’s go and waste that Crazy Horse dude.” General Custer and his Indian scouts, shortly before everything goes decidedly pear-shaped.
Photo via heise.de
Muhammad Ali Could Take a Punch
BALTIMORE – You had to admit. Muhammad Ali could take a punch. Unlike Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, he was a real war hero. He stood up and faced his enemies on the draft board, rather than dodging them.
An iconic photograph: Muhammad Ali after knocking out Sonny Liston.
Photo credit: John Rooney / Associated Press
From Subject to Citizen
BALTIMORE – June 5th, the Swiss cast their votes and registered their opinions: “No,” they said. We left off yesterday wondering why something for nothing never works. Not as monetary policy. Not as welfare or foreign aid. Not in commerce. Not never, no how. But something for nothing is what people most want.
The future Switzerland just managed to dodge… for now
BALTIMORE – A dear reader reminded us of the comment, supposedly made by Groucho Marx: “A free lunch? You can’t afford a free lunch.”
Groucho dispensing valuable advice
Photo via imdb.com
BALTIMORE – No whining and kvetching about the Deep State today. Instead, we sit at its feet, admire the cut of its jaw, and sing its praises. We are grateful to it… and not just as a source of amusement. In short, we delight in its incompetence.
Excavation of the “Giant of Cardiff” – but there are even more giant, more amusing and more far-reaching frauds on offer these days…
Photo via paranormicstv.com
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