It took three years, just like the 1918 pandemic, but things are mostly normal. Some of the crazy things that happened these three years.
The Era of AI Has Begun?
The Crazy Is Accelerating
Russia-Ukraine war enters 100th Day: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-invasion-ukraine-enters-fourth-month-2022-05-22/
Oil prices surges to over $120/barrel
January 6th Hearings in Public showing coup plot
Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs Wade Abortion Ruling
Supreme Court Strikes Down Gun Law 2nd Amendment Ruling
Inflation hits 30 year high at 8.6%
Crypto crash, bitcoin down 70% below $18,000 after $68K peak
Personal Inflation Tracker
It’s no secret inflation is running “hot” this year, with May 2022 CPI at 8.3% yearly. That seems low….this post will track all the little pricing increases I see during daily life that shows the real numbers.
|Item||2021 Price||2022 Price||2023 Price||2024 Price|
|Used Car||Blue Book||+30% over blue book|
NYTimes: How America Lost One Million People
How America Lost One Million People https://nyti.ms/3lcehcQ
This is Bad
A World Record
The endless pandemic continues with another concerning variant
Almost Gone…and then
Seemed like we licked it, then Delta came and walloped us all over again. Looks like it’ll be three years before it’s over, like many experts predicted.
2021 Going Better
Inauguration Month Chaos
Chaos as Trump Incites Insurrection
After a contentious election season and several days of world-on-edge waiting, a new president elect is chosen!
Of course, sore losers abound
The tasks Biden faces are huge, with the Covid epidemic back into “exponential growth mode” and a divided nation. Biden won by sevaral million votes but nearly 50% still voted for Trump. California exports to Arizona and a reinforced democrat vote in the upper Midwest sealed the victory.
Dog Days of Summer
It’s the end of Summer and it’s the same ‘ol thing…
- Trump is trying to suppress votes by slowing down the post office! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/13/donald-trump-usps-post-office-election-funding
- Fires have consumed a chumk of California:
- Virus stats
Fire in the Sky
Amazing sunset tonight with smoke from nearby fires.