Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Night -- October 3, 2021

Interesting. I found a McDonald's that was open and with wi-fi. Imagine that. 

Not in the mood to blog. Just checking NFL scores. I heard that Dallas won.

NASCAR Talladega rained out; will race tomorrow. 


Battle of Shiloh

Covid-19: traveling, it's interesting to hear first-hand the stories of how various communities responded to Covid-19 during the year of the plague, 2020. I'm convinced that if I presented any graphic of the number of active cases and the number of deaths over time for any given state, one could not guess what state was being presented. Some states closed down / locked down completely; some states pretty much ignored everything: social distancing, masks, jabs, and lock downs, and yet looking at the data one cannot separate one state from another. Compare New York state with Tennessee, for example. 

Americans are so "well off," fifty percent can "refuse" vaccines while the rest of the world is clamoring to get their "fair share." Whatever.

Visiting Shiloh today sort of put things into perspective.

US debt: I was talking to someone today who was "concerned" about the US debt. I asked him/her what impact the US debt would have on him/her. Unable to answer. 

US equity futures: if you haven't checked tonight's futures, you might want to. Interesting, to say the least.

NFL today, despite losing to Dallas today --

After one of his two rushing touchdowns in the first half of the Panthers’ matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday, Sam Darnold looked to his sideline and offered a smile and a Michael Jordan-type shrug.

And who could blame him?

The Panthers’ quarterback, not one known for his running ability, made history with his legs early Sunday afternoon: Darnold is now the first quarterback in NFL history to run for five touchdowns in the first four games of a season.

Well, I guess that's it. Time to get back on the road. Lots of driving left tonight. Great music.

FWIW -- #4 -- October 3, 2021

Waiting for family at a huge mall. Crowded, almost shoulder-to-shoulder. Most folks not wearing masks. I always wear a mask when out and about.

The boot store.

Brand-name western boots. No gimmicks.

But one pair of boots. Get two additional pairs for free. No gimmicks, no exceptions; huge selection. Simply pay full price for most expensive pair of boots and walk away for two additional pairs. The prices for the boots are competitive. Could buy a $399 pair of western boots and then get another $700 / two pairs of boots for free. Too bad I'm no longer in the market for western boots. 

Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- October 3, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021: 10 for the month, 10 for the quarter, 234 for the year:

Sunday, October 10, 2021: 10 for the month, 10 for the quarter, 234 for the year:

Saturday, October 9, 2021: 10 for the month, 10 for the quarter, 234 for the year:

Friday, October 8, 2021: 10 for the month, 10 for the quarter, 234 for the year:

Thursday, October 7, 2021: 10 for the month, 10 for the quarter, 234 for the year:
37197, conf, Slawson,
30201, conf, Whiting,

Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 8 for the month, 8 for the quarter, 232 for the year:
37196, conf, Slawson,
37024, conf, Enerplus,

Tuesday, October 5, 2021: 6 for the month, 6 for the quarter, 230 for the year:
37195, conf, Slawson,

Monday, October 4, 2021: 5 for the month, 5 for the quarter, 229 for the year:

Sunday, October 3, 2021: 5 for the month, 5 for the quarter, 229 for the year:
37025, conf, Enerplus, Harp 149-94-02C-01H-TF,

Saturday, October 2, 2021: 4 for the month, 4 for the quarter, 228 for the year:
37026, conf, Enerplus, Guitar 149-94-02C-01H,

FWIW -- #3 -- October 3, 2021

So, the most computer-intensive car company exceeds forecasts; delivers record number of cars, while everyone else is complaining about supply chain shortages. Confirms exactly what I've thought all along.

And not just exceeding forecasts but "blowing past expectations." And just think, these new Tesla owners are not paying fees or taxes for gasoline or diesel which pays for the road and highways they drive. And apparently "The Patriot" is against these fees for EVs.

FWIW -- #2 -- October 3, 2021

I'm traveling this week.

Yesterday, Saturday morning, we wanted to go to a nice restaurant for breakfast -- and there were many to choose from in a relatively nice area of town -- the wait was three hours for breakfast. While waiting for a table one could go shopping so it was not a big deal, but one wonders how long the wait would have been had things been back to normal and no pandemic worries.

But yet we see these stories: link here

FWIW -- October 3, 2021


Link here.

Seattle Times also reporting this. They call it an anomaly. Other climate scientists argue it's not an anomaly but something rather to be expected as weather patterns change with climate change. Anything to fit the narrative.