It is Friedrich Nietzsche who we attribute to having said that ‘the higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.’ He actually went on to coin several other flight related quotes, but as ole’ Friedrich kicked the bucket in late 1900 I doubt that he actually ever boarded anything resembling a real aircraft. Because had he done that he would invariably have rephrased it to ‘the higher we soar, the smaller appear the ones [on the ground] who cannot fly.’
Clearly and rather understandably being a product of his time Nietzsche contemplated flight from the perspective of an earth bound observer. Because I can tell you from [...]
I have an early appointment today so please forgive the brevity of this post. In essence your mission for the day is to parse your charting universe and then meditate on the fact that nobody in their right mind (which doesn’t include us of course) would have predicted a stronger Dollar and raging equities after a Trump victory. Which once again comes as a stark reminder that any aspirations in regards to predicting the future are utterly foolish and should remain relegated to the mental purgatory of the hapless retail victim.
And in other news one of the oldest democracies in the world just quietly passed away this morning after a democratic referendum was unceremoniously flushed down the toilet by a bunch of British bureaucrats. Which basically renders the European Union a giant roach motel: Yes, you can check in – but no matter what you do, you won’t be checking out. This whole train wreck gave me a great idea on how the Brits can solve their looming energy gap over the coming decade: Just hook up a big dynamo to Winston Churchill’s grave and you’ll be selling excess capacity to the rest of Europe in no time. Then again he is the one attributed to the aphorism that the best [...]
As we are officially embedded with the bear brigade it’s now time to scope out the bull’s long term defense perimeter. Since Sergeant Gold Gerb suffers from chronic insomnia he was uniquely qualified to make his way into enemy territory overnight and report back to us. Not only was he able to collect extensive intelligence, he even managed to take out a nest of stop runners single handedly with nothing but a sharpened spoon. Now here’s some of what he uncovered: