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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Goldman Sachs Says Urban Flight To Last For Years
[Zero] Goldman Sachs expects the exodus from cities to weigh on shelter inflation. Goldman's Jan Hatzius told clients that it could take years for urban vacancies to normalize.

Hatzius' note, titled "Inflation Signal, Healthcare Noise (Hill)," had some excellent commentary on the urban exodus, aligning with our thoughts from last July when we said city dwellers fleeing metro areas could last for the next 18-24 months.

Here's what he told clients:
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Between companies emptying their office towers and blue politicians giving criminals free reign, the urban model is kaput. For people who expect to live a normal life, anyway.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#2  If you no longer need a "big box" factory then why have a "big box" city?
Posted by: magpie || 02/25/2021 17:35 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Video Peter Zeihan on current oil situation.
[YouTube]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/25/2021 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good listen. Sorta.
Posted by: Spoter B || 02/25/2021 1:42 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
A Growing Tyranny Over the Mind‐Arthur Milikh (informative video)
[Epoch Times: American Thought Leaders] "Tyranny is trying to tread into somebody’s mind to distort it and to form it to reflect what you think is good," says Arthur Milikh.

Milikh, the Executive Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life, argues that identity politics and critical race theory are a new form of tyranny over the mind.

Back in May 2020, he wrote the prescient report, "’Hate Speech’ and the New Tyranny over the Mind" for The Heritage Foundation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Biden isn't president: Here's the man pulling the strings
[WND] I've written thousands of columns and commentaries. This is the most important I've ever written.

This is my chance to play the modern-day Paul Revere. "The commies are coming. The commies are coming." Yes, I am reporting a communist takeover. But the leader of this attack is not who it appears to be.

Republicans, conservatives and capitalists are sick right about now. We're in shock. We can't believe Donald Trump is no longer president. We can't believe Americans voted against the greatest economy — perhaps in history — the greatest jobs picture ever, the greatest improvement in middle-class incomes ever and the greatest economic comeback ever, which Trump produced after the COVID-19 lockdown and economic collapse. Remember 33% gross domestic product in Q3 2020? That was the biggest number in history. Who would vote against all that? You'd have to be self-hating and suicidal.

We also can't believe America voted for a feeble old man with dementia who mumbles, who clearly signs executive orders without knowing what he's signing and who says "we didn't have" a vaccine before he became president, even though he got his two vaccine shots before he became president.

We all believe the election was rigged and stolen. We all know the feeble old man now called "president" would be more at home in an assisted living home than the White House. That man can't be our new president.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 02:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They will fail. They always fail. Drunk with corruption but never a recovering drunk. No bottom to the hole they dig. Just more of the same. They live in a mess and will always be in the mess.
Posted by: Dale || 02/25/2021 3:48 Comments || Top||

#2  We can't believe Earth is not flat?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2021 3:57 Comments || Top||

#3  So that's why O waited so long to endorse Joe - he was negotiating his role. It took Joe a while to see the light. Jill, too.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/25/2021 6:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Soviet communism failed as well, but at the price of millions dead.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/25/2021 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Goes along way to answer the question,
"Why did he buy a house in Washington DC in 2018 ?"


Posted by: Generating Controversy6538 || 02/25/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#6  The rest of this is the same anti intellectual, nonsense as well cause "we all DO NOT know" the election was stolen because creeps like the OP never show any evidence
Posted by: Omaing Stalag1261 || 02/25/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Massive amounts of evidence. Massive amounts.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 02/25/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#8  The writer gives Baraq too much credit. He may be pulling the strings but who is pulling his strings? Soros? Brennan? Xi? Most likely there is a politburo. Who are the politburo's members? Who is ruthless and cunning enough to be the chairman? How much blood will be shed for this power?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/25/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Ref #8: My guess as well. Soetoro sleeps till noon and obviously lacks the motivation. Brennan is the likely PM on this one. Soetoro is the useful Wacondan face and fund raiser.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 13:35 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't think Barry has had an original idea his entire life.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||

#11  No, but Biden does understand,

He sits in the Oval Office,

Aware that he is, Naked under his clothes.
Posted by: Gopher AntleredOne1146 || 02/25/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||

#12  How bad is Xiden?

He's so bad, the Bidoneers have gone from 'He is tip top.' to 'Well, Trump had Alzheimers during his presidency.'

I eagerly await the best campaigner and orator in history to give his State of the Union.

President Trump was able to get his put together in early February.

Or is that another one of those Trump Things this administration is getting away from?

Perhaps it is already planned for March 15th and just hasn't been announced yet.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#13  Written by Wayne Allyn Root, who should have been in classes with Barack Obama at Columbia. He’s a bit of an enthusiast, including running as the vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party in 2008, but he definitely went all in for Donald Trump.

Barack Obama is more a grand idea man, leaving the actual work of thinking them through and deciding whether they can actually be made real to his eager minions. Or maybe they’re handlers — in his universe two different words for the same behaviour set. If he were on the beauty queen circuit, he’d be the one who really truly wants world peace, you guys!
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2021 15:07 Comments || Top||

#14  Pulling strings involves work. That rules out Soetoro.
Posted by: Large Snaper1429 || 02/25/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

#15  That was quick.

I guess the surrounded by thousands of military and walls and gates and reinforced by police green zone capital building has a security issue, so likely just mail this SOTU in.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2021 15:37 Comments || Top||

#16  So the White House is running out of an all male brothel in Iran? Does Michael Obama know what his husband is doing?
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2021 17:12 Comments || Top||


Az. State Rep. Mark Finchem Update on Maricopa County Audit & his commitment to finding the truth (video)
[YouTube - ScottsdaleStudios]


Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A New Western Myth Born in Maricopa County 2020...

Might replace the old one ... may be...

Posted by: Goober Antlersdone1146 || 02/25/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Academics called breastfeeding 'ethically problematic' because it endorses 'gender roles.' Their view is gaining traction.
[Campus Reform.org] Hospitals in the United Kingdom have begun using the term "chestfeeding" instead of "breastfeeding," just years after U.S. academics published a study in which they argued that the promotion of breastfeeding as the "natural" way to feed a child has many negative societal effects.

In early 2021, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in the United Kingdom drew international criticism for swapping the word "breastfeeding" for "chestfeeding" in an attempt to be more inclusive of transgender individuals.

Likewise, Harvard Medical School referred to women as "birthing people" in an effort to "include those who identify as non-binary or transgender," as Campus Reform previously reported.

"We are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the ’natural’ way to feed infants," wrote Jessica Martucci of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Anne Barnhill of Johns Hopkins University in the journal Pediatrics. "Promoting breastfeeding as ’natural’ may be ethically problematic, and, even more troublingly, it may bolster this belief that ’natural’ approaches are presumptively healthier."

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 01:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope none of the ppl who wrote this shit procreate
Posted by: Chris || 02/25/2021 3:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Apologies to Lenin & McC.:
When I find myself in times of trouble
Parent-Person Mary comes to me
Chest-feeding words of wisdom:
"Xim - Xer - Xe..."
Posted by: Whomoting tse Tung8933 || 02/25/2021 3:15 Comments || Top||

#3  What about pregnancy?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2021 4:09 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/25/2021 4:18 Comments || Top||

#5  infected with the bug of progressivism, where everything HAS to be changed, no matter the value
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/25/2021 6:44 Comments || Top||

#6 

The major problem with the Internet is it lets kooks express themselves and take on an authoritative role far greater they have or deserve.
eg. Dr. Fauci, Biden, Nancy, Transgender Dr. Levine.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/25/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#7  But will they recommend half the population get off the gummint teat?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Academics are 'problematic' to society

Do they grow food? Do they provide the energy to run a modern civilization? Do they move those goods to market?

However, they do a heck of a lot of sucking up the resources and gains of those that do.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Their view is gaining traction

... with other academics; the rest of us just laugh at this bullshit.
Posted by: Raj || 02/25/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ Well I'm just thankful modern medicine and big pharma have managed to cure the scourge of flu, emphysema, and pneumonia. You just never hear of anyone passing on as a result of this stuff anymore.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#11  God gave mothers teats so that they could feed the products of their wombs. Take that academia.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/25/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Intellectuals, yet idiots
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/25/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#13  What Orwell said...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#14  when the media makes grandiose statements like 'Their view is gaining traction' I like to think of that technique of adding 'in bed' to the statement of any Chinese fortune cookie. Except I add 'On Twitter' to the statement.

And then everything makes sense.

"Their view is gaining traction on Twitter"

Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/25/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

#15  I can sit and watch it for hours.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/25/2021 16:53 Comments || Top||

#16  #13:

“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”

― George Orwell


I hope he doesn't mind if I steal that...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#17  Will it take a war along the lines of WW2 to restore sanity to the culture?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2021 18:27 Comments || Top||



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