4,072
-0.12%
4,072
-0.12%
11,461
-0.18%
11,461
-0.18%
34,430
0.1%
34,430
0.1%
1,812
-0.2%
1,812
-0.2%
17,057
0.53%
17,057
0.53%

Hobbies. Imperfect. But Hobbies.
156 years ago there was a Market Panic in England that led to the creation of the first modern-style central bank, paving the way for the Fed, and for our absolute dependence on every ducking word of its Chairman. It has always been about Plunge Protection.
156 years ago seems a lot less long ago at 51.
Quote of @thehistoryguy
Carnton! A must-see in Nashville.
Those ancient blood stains make an impression. There is a circular blood stain where the large bucket hold amputated limbs sat.
Today in 1864 the Confederate Army of Tennessee was annihilated at the Battle of Franklin. These bloodstains, on the floor of a building that survived the fighting, date from the battle.
That Biden, Justice, Treasury would talk about investigating Elon and Twitter over China concerns while completely ignoring Hunter, the Big Guy, and the Laptop which has been in FBI hands for years now...America needs someone to do to it what Elon is doing to Twitter.
Het with a white V. Lars with his old white Tama kit.
Sounds old school for sure. Best production, mix & tones since Garage Inc.
What strategy will pull us out of this real recession? What forces would pull us so? There are none. So we are really looking at an extended multi-year recession. Who is predicting this? There are none.
Now awaiting Memories of Ice. Steven Erikson is a blessing. The gun and the crossbow are under the bed.
Thank you to Kevin Costner for spearheading and narrating Yellowstone 150. Brilliant and educational footage of wildlife and geography. Reminds me of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, my favorite show many decades ago.
Thanks to all of you who recommended Steven Erickson and the Mazalan Book of the Fallen Series. Midnight Tides, Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates had me sailing through COVID the last two weeks. Far more help than 3 worthless vaccines.
Thank you for recording, Pilgrim Nathaniel Morton of Plymouth Colony.
Phở Hà Nội opening a huge new restaurant on University Ave, steps from #Stanford University. Palo Alto and the SF Peninsula are in for a treat. Bún bò Huế for me.
Quote of @Stepnstop
Oh, it says a lot more than that.

#sheeple
One of the teachers at my daughter’s school started wearing a mask today. Can you guess what happened next? More than half the kids in her class asked for a mask, too.

Adults, our actions matter. #MaskUp
You have no idea how short I am.
Long thought that the time for gold would be when crypto scandals merge into contagion.
Truth and data are bloody weapons in this country, and you will be judged accordingly.
Watching @nytimes and @Bloomberg freak out over Twitter almost entirely because the politics of Twitter will switch to a more neutral middle...this is priceless. The advertisers fleeing for the same reason? As an American, disturbing.
Tell you a secret about people like me. We are really, really bad at most everything.
Other than the three vaccines I already had, I should be able to get through the COVID fever with nothing more than this book. Already read Midnight Tides. And thank you to those on Twitter who suggested this series.
The problem with #crypto, as in most things, is the leverage. If you don't know how much leverage is in crypto, you don't know anything about crypto, no matter how much else you think you know.
- Anonymous, June, 2021
The very acronym FUD served to minimize the folly in which so many engage. No matter how logical an argument, if contrary to the bullish narrative, it deserved scorn as FUD. Well. Well. Well.

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