Won’t Somebody Think of the Pigs

The bizarre parade continues as the quarantine endures: A Las Vegas farm relied on strip casinos as its main food source for 4,000 pigs. Now it’s getting creative to keep them full. “Pigs are a lot like us so they love sweets, candies, ice cream,” Las Vegas Livestock co-owner Hank Combs said. “They like meat […]

Quarantine Diary

QUARANTINE DIARY Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix — […]

Value from Labor

Well……yup. Weird how the stock markets are plunging so much when no infrastructure has been destroyed and no natural resources have been depleted. Almost like all that value actually comes from people’s labour. I wonder if anyone’s written anything about this? — The skeletal hatter (@DrStedx) March 16, 2020

The First One is a Winner

And the first link I clicked was a winner: White supremacist extremists are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to advocate for the theory of accelerationism. The theory states that participating in mass attacks or creating other forms of chaos will accelerate the imminent and necessary collapse of society in order to build a racially […]

COVID-19 Disinformation Campaigns

This website will be a good source of amusement. There is an entire section titled “DISINFORMATION/COVID-19 INTELLIGENCE”, which I am sure will be filled with entertaining and curious stories of ways in which folks are tricked, duped, or harmed because of nonsense information floating around about this pandemic. For example, the couple who decided fish-tank […]

Thanks for the Tips, FDIC

Well, then: Security. How should a bank handle customers wearing masks coming into a branch? It may be difficult to distinguish between a customer and a bank robber. The FDIC encourages financial institutions to provide appropriate training to staff and to take appropriate measures to maintain the security of their staff as well as their […]