No mercy from the money printer

As I wrote a few months ago:

Eggs: $2 --> $2.8
Butter: $3 --> $3.5
Milk (4L): $4 --> $4.7
Coke (6 pack): $2 --> $2.8
Potatoes (10 lbs): $2 --> $4
TV dinner (300g): $2 --> $3
Peanut butter (1kg): $3 --> $4.5
Chicken legs (1 lb): $1.5 --> $2.5
Lean ground beef (1 lb): $3 --> $5

Milk and butter prices are set by the government in Canada. They're set to go up by roughly 30% by the end of March. The Federal Reserve increased the money supply by 40%. Prices are simply catching up. Imagine, if you made $20,000 a year and prices didn't change at all but your income crashed to $14,000. That's the same reality. This is the largest "tax increase" on the poor since the late 70s. 


The lies never end

Diversity is Strength! Transwomen are women! Inflation is Good!

The new, bizarre headline: How Covid became the unlikely hero of our inflation crisis. Funny, how good inflation swiftly turned into a crisis.


Case vaporized

The truth is on video and it can't be denied.


Math is hard

The tuition is skyrocketing but the degrees keep losing value:

It's nearly impossible to study any scientific or engineering field without the knowledge of calculus. It's not only the advanced stuff. One can easily use calculus in first year university introductory courses in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, etc. Calculus is a powerful tool in tackling many subjects. It helps in providing a much deeper understanding of how the world works. So, this goes beyond math. It'll degrade the entire educational experience. Everything that utilizes calculus will have to do without.


Shocking news from Virginia

Right now, with 88% of the vote counted, Youngkin is leading 51.7 to 47.6. That's going to be a lot of rescanning.

Update: 94% reporting. Youngkin 50.7 to 48.6. That's some serious rescanning.


This is CNN

"Our dear hero, the inimitable and faultless President Biden, puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. Then, he poops in them," said Brian Stelter as he assumed the position. "So what, ok? We've all done it. There's such a stigma around world leaders randomly taking a dump in their pants—and today, we here at CNN are going to do something about it. No matter when you tune in today, you will see one of our brave anchors dropping a deuce in their drawers."

So progressive. So brave.


Average American

There are so many basic things that can go wrong: an old motherboard that finally dies, an apartment ceiling crack and crash, a medical emergency, work hours cut for a couple of months, etc. In most cases, thousands of dollars will be required on short notice. It could get worse: a car accident, total loss of job, a natural disaster, etc. Then, tens of thousands would be needed. Almost 70% of Americans don't even have over a thousand dollars in their savings account. That has to be stressful.


Colossus Lean

David Lean is one of the giants of cinema. His three successive motion pictures, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and Doctor Zhivago, should be required watching for any student of film history. Those three have such intensely contrasting atmospheres and timeless themes. Lean spent years making each movie before the advent of computer generated imagery. Everything you see is real and was achingly shot on location.

Of course, there's no doubt, Lawrence of Arabia is his masterpiece.


He finally loved Big Brother

If you're approved by the Left, then you can burn down entire neighborhoods and the media will report about your mostly peaceful protests. If you're hated by the Left, then they'll put you behind bars for an "insurrection" and drag out your trial to make an example out of you.


Broken promises

In 1913, the marginal income tax was 7% on income above $500,000. Thirty years later, the top marginal rate was a staggering 94% for incomes above $200,000. Of course, the rates for all income brackets had increased. The tax wasn't just for "the rich".

The same will happen with the wealth tax. The ultra-rich will simply shift their capital to avoid this tax -- their armies of lawyers and accountants will be handsomely paid for their valiant efforts. Pretty soon, the not-so-rich will have to pony up cash to the government for the inflated house prices, stock market returns, and obscene crypto gains. Few will be forced to sell their assets to pay these absurd taxes. The wealth gap will grow wider.

Of course, it's possible the historical record doesn't apply today. Our governments are, perhaps, forthright and frank. They will only tax the super wealthy. We can trust them. It's possible. Let's go, Brandon!


Don't give in

John "Pied" Piper:

My aim in this article is to encourage Christians to be vaccinated, if they can do so with a good conscience and judicious medical warrant.

The lies flow! The following paragraph is truly something to behold.

Your conscience is increasingly clear. It says, “Get vaccinated.” But there is this niggling fear of looking left wing, or progressive, or Democratic, or compromised, or woke!

The entire system of government, pharma, and mainstream media is portraying the rejecters of "vaccines" as science-denying grandma killers who should be denied gyms, restaurants, cinemas, air travel, medical care, etc. Yet, somehow, in the magical world of Piper, it's the vaccinated who get dirty looks.


Absolutely shocking!

The man who is most responsible for printing trillions of dollars is telling us that inflation just might last a bit longer:

Global supply-chain constraints and shortages that have led to elevated inflation “are likely to last longer than previously expected, likely well into next year,” Powell said, while adding that “it is still the most likely case” that as those constraints ease.

From early 2020 to late 2022, a full-time minimum wage worker in America and Canada will have his real income cut by 25% or more. Buying a house was a dream. Now, renting a one-bedroom apartment is going to be tough for low-wage workers. Inflation is a hidden tax but it's really insidious for the poor.


Reasonable force

From the pretrial of Kyle Rittenhouse:

An Illinois man who shot three people during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin last year was justified because the men confronted him and two of them tried to wrestle his gun away, a use-of-force expert called by the defense testified at a pretrial hearing Tuesday.

The expert, John Black, spent hours outlining the moments that led to Kyle Rittenhouse’s decisions to shoot Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz, offering a preview of the defense team’s strategy when Rittenhouse’s trial begins next month. Black testified that video shows Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse and reaching for the teenager’s gun, Huber attacking Rittenhouse with a skateboard and trying to wrestle away his gun, and Grosskreutz running at him with a pistol in his hand.


The mockery stings

The Babylon Bee is absolutely crushing it:

Green: You guys wrote an article in January 2020 that was shared roughly 3 million times, claiming that Democrats called for the American flag to be flown at half-staff when the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in an American strike.

What makes this funny? I know that’s the worst question to ask somebody who writes jokes. [...]

Mann: Do you want me to explain the joke to you? Because the joke is that General Soleimani died and Democrats were sad.

If you don’t know why that’s funny, then you’re not the audience for the joke. The funniest part is that it got fact-checked because it was so believable that Democrats would do that. That’s a real honor.

The fact that their satire gets fact-checked is pure gold.

I laughed at this gem:

One infamous example came when left-wing fact-checking site Snopes was compelled to check out the veracity of a 2018 Babylon Bee joke article claiming CNN had purchased an "industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication." Snopes confirmed the piece was, in fact, satire.


Money printer has no sympathy

Reason: High Inflation Is Here To Stay But the people in power won’t even say as much, let alone do something about it.

That is such a bizarre title for the article considering this excerpt:

Let us not forget that inflation is not about rising prices. The rising price level is the result of an inflated money supply—all those trillions of stimulus dollars now out and chasing harder after goods and services.

That is correct. The people in power are responsible for the staggering increase in the money supply. Why would one expect them to own up to it or do something about it? It's like pleading with a cold career criminal to help his numerous victims.


The Enemy of the People

The Horse Worm Rogan saga:

Rogan made a very important observation: if CNN is going to lie about a comedian who took some medication, then what else are they lying about? They simply cannot be trusted on anything.


Taiwan go bye bye

Vox Day: Why the US Will Not Defend Taiwan.

He makes seven points. The fifth and seventh are the most significant.

If the Chinese leadership is smart and patient, then they can own Taiwan without any military conflict. The US as an entity will come to an end within the next two decades. The question of will the US or will it not will be moot. The Taiwanese have been living a soft, comfortable existence for many years. Given a stark choice between assaulted by an overwhelming military machine or simply giving up their fickle autonomy, they'll take the easy path.

Vox is right. China doesn't need to start a conflict because they have become so powerful. Merely the threat of war will be sufficient. That's the most likely outcome.