atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6614: What a lovely, lovely day it is

Windows open, I'm sitting here in shorts. It's quiet outside (but for the occasional asshat with his stereo set on "stun"--it's one stupid fucker but he drove by twice) and the sky is as blue as it gets.

Projected high tomorrow: 62, so I'll enjoy this as much as I can for as long as it lasts. Wednesday, 47. *sigh*

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Retail demand for cars is fading. Carmakers are stuffing the fleet sales channels to make up for it, which is going to flood the used market in a couple of years and depress those prices.

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Oh, yes, of course, it is ALWAYS because of racism. *rolleyes

Racism is the reason people are being critical of Illinois State's Attorney Kimm Foxx. It has nothing to do with a gross miscarriage of justice or anything, oh no! It's not because a black prosecutor let a black offender off with a slap on the wrist and tried to seal all the records; don't be silly. It's because of the racism.

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I have said this and said it: the entire point behind the push to allow mass immigration has two primary motives. One is the Democrats wanting more Democrat voters. The other is the elites wanting to keep the price of labor artificially low.

You see, that is the big key to keeping inflation deniably low. Wage growth is the big driver of inflation; if you can keep wages from growing, though, you don't have to work too hard to keep inflation at something you can cope with. As a bonus, you can hire maids and gardeners and so forth at bargain prices.

It's just too bad about all those little people not having any money. Oh, well! Eggs, omelet, some assembly blah blah blah etcetera. Besides, if they were worth anything, they wouldn't be proles in the first place. Right?

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When Smallville was running, Chloe Sullivan was one of my favorite characters in the show. It led me to follow Allison Mack's other work, though it seemed...odd...that she disappeared from public view after the series ended.

And then we found out about this nonsense which is altogether too much detail.

Oh well.

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They damned well ought to. Boeing is not building the rocket of the future; SpaceX is already there. Boeing got paid a lot more to develop Starliner but they're not even on track for an unmanned flight this year. Meanwhile, for less money, SpaceX has flight tested Dragon and is ready for a manned test either this year, or next.
Publicly, some Boeing officials were denigrating SpaceX, emphasizing their own blue-blooded legacy. Boeing has had a successful working relationship with NASA dating back to 1961 and the first stage of the Saturn V rocket. By contrast, Boeing would note, Elon Musk seemed more interested in flashy marketing and never met his launch targets. "We go for substance," John Elbon, head of Boeing's space division, said at the time. "Not pizzazz."
I could understand your toffee-nosed attitude about this if you guys were already flying, but you're not, so take that elitist horseshit of yours and stuff it.

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People who campaign against carbon emissions only look at the liabilities of it, not the benefits. Let's face it: they ignore the benefits because they want to push for "carbon free". But there are benefits to human carbon emissions, and we ignore those benefits at our peril.

"Renewable" energy supplies 2.5% of the energy used worldwide.

The economic argument made by the article is undeniable; but the people who are pushing for "carbon-free" consider that a bug, not a feature. They want to limit carbon emissions because they want to limit the growth of economic production, because they hate people.

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The world was always in color, but photographs were not. It's nice that we have the technology to colorize images to show what things really looked like.

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Well, it's Monday. There doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it, either. Except wait for it to be over.

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