Analyst With $0 Price Target On Tesla Says Growth Story "Clearly Over" After August Delivery Estimates
The Tesla Bros believe Tesla should fish, I and others believe Tesla should cut bait.
CNN’s Presidential Climate Change Town Hall Was Insane
Our youth want to be heroes, but they are faced with the fact that during a Golden Age, one must be truly heroic to be a hero. Instead of acting heroically, they choose to manufacture a fraudulent crisis which they can solve with little action, pain, or suffering.
"Put it this way: the most benign climate-change plan proposed during CNN’s seven-hour Democratic Party presidential candidate town hall was more authoritarian than anything Donald Trump has ever suggested during his presidency. Democrats were not merely proposing massive societal upheaval but mass coercion.
CNN says it’s a “crisis,” though, so Democrats were free to offer one insane Nostradamus-like prediction after the next. Not only is every weather event now a manifestation of global warming, but Beto O’Rourke says our communities will soon be “uninhabitable,” and Pete Buttigieg says the challenge of warming is on par with World War II, a conflict that took more than 400,000 American lives and tens of millions of others.
None of this hysteria, as far as I can tell, was challenged during those seven hours.
As Joel Pollak notes, at this point climate change “is primarily experienced as a mass hysteria phenomenon,” a collective illusion of a massive threat. Just listen to audience members earnestly asking questions based on the risible premise that we’re on the brink of extinction. It’s really one of the tragedies of our age that so many anxious young people have been brainwashed into believing they live on the cusp of dystopia when, in fact, they’re in the middle of a golden age — an era with less war, sickness, poverty, and suffering than any in history."
Was Christine Blasey-Ford Just Outed By Her Own Lawyer?
“He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important. It is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”
Sluggish Oil Demand To Keep A Lid On Oil Prices Amid Global Recession Fears
This header could be long term since it appears that China, Russia, Brazil, Europe, including Germany, Japan, and most of the rest of the world are headed for, or are already in a depression - defined as a prolonged period of below trend growth. This is combined with many of these regions being in absolute recession as well.
The other problem which will cause a depressed oil market is the world-wide inexorable demographic aging. As people age, they are less economically active, more fiscally conservative, they drive less, and they take fewer vacations. All of these will depress the demand for oil.
How Deep Is The Rot In America's Institutions?
The solution is not to root out every last bit of rot, then R&R the entire edifice, and patch. This is like finding the wood windows at the front of the house of are little more than paint-covered rot. One does not "repair" such decay, one simply finds a reasonable quality, reasonable price replacement window and replaces the old rotten window.
We need a new political model for the bureaucratic model which worked from the mid 19th century to the early 1970s. It has not worked since then, and we've needed to replace it for the past 50 years.
The problem with every human political model is that eventually, the slimy politicians figure out how to turn the system to their advantage alone. Regardless, we need to ashcan the old now totally corrupt bureaucratic model and replace it with something more resistant to corruption. We need to make sure that such model limits the size of government and will keep the size of government tightly compact. We have some chance of warding off corruption if the size of government is small enough to be understandable. However, as the size of government grows our ability to see and root out corruption wanes - smaller is better.
The new model must increasingly protect and preserve individual rights. It must limit the federal government to the Constitution. It must keep the structure of the federal government spare and lean, so rot or corruption is obvious. It must reduce the carrying costs of the federal government. It must make the federal government more efficient. It must align even the most corrupt politicians with the goals of We the People (meaning it must make achieving the goals of We the People the only profitable action for any politician).
We should also root out the corrupt, charge them, and provide them with fair trials. But this is a secondary goal to the solution.
Baltimore On Track For Record Homicides As City Descends Into Chaos
Cities run by progressive politicians are concatenations of murder. We do not need gun control that has been tried to death; we need to stop electing progressive politicians who impose murderous public policies on their cities.
Researchers Blame Marriage Rate Decline On A "Lack Of Economically-Attractive Men"
Or if you'd rather, the Godly pressures behind it. If you rather substitute God for evolution, I am agnostic as to this issue.
Humans are driven by ancient demands and desires from within us which ensure the species will be self-propagating and successful. To this end, women are driven to seek men with power, money, wealth, assets, or who can obtain those things via personality, intelligence, criminality, hard work, or other techniques.
Men want attractive, young, fit, women who are more likely to have attractive, healthy offspring. To understand this dynamic read What Women Want--What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love and Commitment So Differently. This is the best analysis of the dynamics underlying the sexual drive.
But today the problem is not the men, young men never have any sexual value because they have not had time to establish wealth, power, assets or any of the other thing women demand. What is different is women today have listened to the false song of the feminists that women can have and do everything if only they focus on career first, and only after they are old turn and focus on love, sex, marriage, children, and family.
In the end, this false song has left men and women, but mainly women, unhappy.
The free sex revolution of the 1960s was a foolish disaster since it told women to give up their sexual power to men by trying to out sex men. Sorry, that cannot be done. Read the above book to fully understand why but men and women are wired differently, purposefully.
The new feminist canard is women should delay the important things in life (family) to pursue the trivial (work). The problem here is that once women are older than about 30 men quickly lose interest in them except for sex. It is only through long term marriage that older women can hope to be anything other than a sexual bauble in interpersonal relationships. That might go too far but it is essentially true.
"Of course not everyone sees marriage the same way, and for some people economic factors are extremely important. In the study, the authors found that the pool of “unmarried men currently available to unmarried women” was filled with men that were generally not doing well financially…
The study’s authors developed estimates of the sociodemographic characteristics of unmarried women’s potential spouses who resemble the husbands of otherwise comparable married women. These estimates were compared with the actual distribution of unmarried men at the national, state, and local levels.
Women’s potential husbands had an average income that was about 58% higher than the actual unmarried men currently available to unmarried women. They also were 30% more likely to be employed and 19% more likely to have a college degree.
Needless to say, the inference is that men that don’t have as much money are not nearly as attractive to potential spouses.
Other research seems to also support this notion. For example, one survey actually discovered that 75 percent of all women in the United States “would have a problem” dating an unemployed man…
Of the 925 single women surveyed, 75 percent said they’d have a problem with dating someone without a job. Only 4 percent of respondents asked whether they would go out with an unemployed man answered “of course.”
“Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don’t already know,” Irene LaCota, a spokesperson for It’s Just Lunch, said in a press release. “This is the rare area, compared to other topics we’ve done surveys on, where women’s old-fashioned beliefs about sex roles seem to apply.”
And according to the Pew Research Center, a “steady job” is the number one thing that women are looking for in a husband."
Women seek men with assets, wealth, or the means to obtain them. They also have placed a huge focus on education as a mechanism of discovering whether men will be able to obtain assets or wealth. This is an absurdity based on the current fact that half of the recently graduated college degree recipients will end up working in jobs which do not require a college degree. Even more absurd is the fact that many if not most of the tradesmen who become journeymen will make more money without out a college degree than will the average college degree recipient. If these tradesmen start their own sucessful trade business they will become wealthy.
Our school counselors, the feminists, parents, teachers, and others tend to propel students towards an advanced degree even when they do not have the intellectual ability to capitalize on such a degree, why? This is the root problem behind the marriage/dating/sexual crisis facing us today, not that men are not making enough money.
On the other hand men, today understand that women give away sex for free and there is little downside to remaining single. The downside is in marriage because divorce is so incredibly extractive and favors the woman at the expense of the man. MGTOW is a movement of men screwed through a divorce who are attempting to warn younger unmarried men of the pitfalls and inequity that happens in divorce (women get the lion's share of time with the children, they get spousal support, excessive child support, and often the majority of the assets.
We have disincentivized marriage so severely we destroyed the institution. Look in the mirror academics the face you see peering back is your own, you have a significant part in the creation and growth of this problem.
"Look, I definitely understand that working hard and being able to make a living are signs of a responsible individual, but isn’t marriage supposed to be about much more than dollar signs?
Of course women can definitely accuse men of being shallow as well. It is often said that men are overly concerned with youth and looks, and one very revealing scientific study appears to support that hypothesis. The study found that on average 20-year-old women were most attracted to 23-year-old men and 50-year-old women were most attracted to 46-year-old men. But with men the results were dramatically different. On average, 20-year-old men were most attracted to 20-year-old women and 50-year-old men were most attracted to 22-year-old women."
It's evolution, dope. There is no way we will wring 350 million years of evolution out of humans in a fortenight as feminists want. Nor is there any way to engineer the outcome feminist want - docile men who pay the freight while the women do as they please.
Marriage is a human institution but the idea predates humanity as the idea of life -long pair-bonding since children are resource-intensive and take a long time to raise - it's all about the huge brain.
There are a number of things happening in society today which will likely resolve these issues.
First, we see the workforce participation rate dropping from its high in the 2000s of about 68% to the current rate of about 62%. This is commonly framed as a catastrophe but it is nothing more than a return to the more rational 58% we knew prior to 1970. We simply do not need the majority of the adult population in the workforce, we need a highly significant percentage of the adult population raising children. Labor Force Rate Declines: We Americans are a serious disappointment to our media betters
Second, Millennials take marriage more seriously than did the Boomers or their parents. Marriage seems to be returning to a life long relationship, not just something one tries out for a while then ditches when the going gets tough. Add divorce to the list of things Millennials are killing The Boomer Headline Editor finds this positive outcome frightening!
Thirdly, the Boomers are beginning to die out. The worst generation in human history created out of whole cloth most of these problems because they were coddled and selfish. They complain that their parents created them in this form but the reality is young people always become adults with baggage. Only the Boomers were so selfish, and childish that they could not overcome these problems and move forward into adulthood. That I am part of this odious generation irks me to no end.
As the Boomer's negative influence on society wanes the Boomer suppressed positive cultural traits will be refound by the Millennials and post Millennial generations and brought back to the fore.
Fourthly, Millennials hate the Boomer materialism/rat race culture and intend to destroy it as soon as possible. And they will be successful, thank God. The Boomers bitched, pissed, and moaned about the materialism and work culture of their parents. Then the Boomers created the most materialistic and work-obsessed culture in human history. Boomers are the projectors-in-chief of the world. We see the Boomers now pissing and moaning about how the Millennials don't want to work hard. This is wrong, they do not want to be work slaves, they want what all Americans wanted before the Boomers pissed in the punch bowl and called it superior - a balance between family, friends, work, and leisure. Boomers wanted the fancy car, the bigger house, then they wanted the exotic car, then they wanted the second house and this was good until the neighbor - Bill bought the third house, then they needed a third house. Boomers clamor for more which forces both parents to work all of the time so they need to hire surrogate parents to raise their children.
This is mindless materialism married to the tyranny of social and dominance hierarchy climbing. It is ugly and socially destructive. It is the Boomers nutshelled.
I fully expect that during the 20 years from 2009 to 2029 we will see a cathartic crisis which will be followed by a shocking realignment of our social structure to achieve the Millennials goals of a more human, less materialistic existence combined with a shocking elimination of the bureaucratic model in government, business, and everywhere else. The Millennials want less corruption, less bureaucracy, more liberty, and a return to the conservative values of family, friends, work, and leisure in a rational relationship.
Oh, right, but they want socialism ... but they don't. The Millennials don't realize that because their teachers and professors, the Boomers, lied to them about what socialism is and how it works. They are sufficiently intelligent to figure this out once they begin working, marrying, raising families, and locking into the American Dream which is family, friends, work/opportunity, and leisure in a reasonable relationship.
Snyder believes marriage is a romantic love relationship, that is foolish. The Millennials believe it something else entirely which is why they are taking more time to pair up and why their marriages are better and more durable than the self-absorbed Boomer's marriages. Romance can be part of a good marriage but it is not necessary. What is necessary is the understanding that children are resource expensive, demanding, and critically important to the family, and the human race. Once the family takes center stage once again and the individual becomes subservient to the family, only then can we return to the functional conservative values which allow humans to survive and thrive in the world.
It is nice when a marriage starts with romantic love but only if it is based on a solid understanding of the goals of marriage. The Millennials do this well, the Boomers poorly.