Welcome To The Future. Not quite what we all expected, is it?

Oct. 17, 2022: We've had Covid for 10 days, and seem to be recovering. It's just sniffles and wheezy-chest and coughing - now like a bad cold. It's interesting how completely ineffective the vaccines were - and now the "new" pivot-message is "the vaccines were not supposed to offer protection from catching Covid... blah blah blah"
Of course, that message is complete noxious bullshit. When I get a vaccine, I do *not* expect to get the illness. I don't expect to get small-pox, having had the small-pox vaccine, for example.

What has become obvious, is that the vaccines offered basically no protection at all, against catching Covid, due to the rapid mutation-rate of the virus. It does appear likely, that some benefit is provided, in that the course of "severe" Covid is prevented. The vaccines seem to prevent the extreme Covid illness, where one's lungs become filled with pneumonic fluid, and breathing becomes first difficult, and then impossible, and the patient dies. That outcome is less likely, if one has taken the mRNA vaccines. That does seem clear.

So, get your vaccine-booster. It might save your life. And recognize that this SARS-CoV-2 virus, is likely to become a fixture of life on Earth. The rapid mutation rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus means that it will not ever really go away. The Chinese, with their "Covid-Zero" policy, are being comically stupid, as it is certain that everyone will catch some version of this annoying virus eventually - much like everyone eventually gets a cold. What we are noticing, is that good old fashioned "Asian Food" - sushi (with emphasis on raw fish and high-nutrient proteins) and hot, spicy dishes that are common in Asia, seem to really help one recover strength. Avocado's seem to help. Not sure why. Eat well, and defeat Covid. And get your somewhat-effective vaccines and boosters. Probably get the seasonal "flu shot" also. It's probably going to be a permenant viral "arm's race", with no ending point. (Well, we all have an "ending point", don't we!) :)

Oct. 7th, 2022 - Coffee, Toast and Covid-19 for breakfast!

The two lines on that little plastic assay-template, indicate that the chemistry is working correctly (top line), and the bottom line indicates I have Covid-19 antibodies circulating in my body. This means I have Covid-19. Ugh.

I went to an big BBQ at a nearby urban "Air Park", and got a chance to look at a whole bunch of gorgeous home-built and amazing vintage aircraft - some Tiger Moth's, a scaled-down Hurricane, some 1930's aircraft, lovingly restored. It was like Jay Leno's Garage, except for it being aircraft instead of cars.

Last nite, I felt weirdly bad, dizzy, symptoms of a cold, and a mild fever. So, next morning, (Oct. 7th) I got out the Covid-19 antigen-assay test-kit, and wow, a very strong signal indicating Covid antibodies.

I suppose this would explain the curious "bed-spin" feeling I had, despite not having any alcohol to drink.

And of course, the markets are spiraling down, yet again, thanx to the curious actions of the mis-guided Central Bankers of the World.

Could be worse. We have all been triple-vaccinated, and so far, the Covid thing feels like a nasty cold/flu.

I am looking forward to not dying. :)

Amabie - Japanese spirit: "(アマビエ)". She (or He?) is a yōkai - a spirit guardian who when looked at as an image, is said to offer protection from plagues and pestilance. She is a beaked mer-maid, with a scale-covered body, and a bird-like beak and three fin-tipped legs, who appeared to a fellow in the 1840's, who was investigating a strange green-glowing light at night, in the sea, near Kumamoto region of late-Edo period Japan. This a public-domain image of a wood-block protective print from that time period.

She was supposed to have spoken, and specifically forecast six years of bumper harvests, but also a nasty plague. However, she indicated that if images of here were seen by many people, her very appearance in glyphic (manga?) form, would offer spirit protection from the coming plague.

Her image is being widely shared, and has even been painted on the underside of Japanese passenger aircraft.

In Canada, where vaccines are not available, looking at her image for magical protection makes as much sense as trusting our current government to do anything constructive, so we figured it can't hurt! :)

Covid-19 Global Deaths_Reported Chart - to Nov. 12, 2020. This shows the beginning of the winter global "second wave" that was predicted by the various pandemic models.

This data runs up to Nov. 12, and shows the rising death-rate for SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19 illness), worldwide.

The data is latest to Nov. 20, 2020, and it shows evidence of a pandemic lethality that is advancing at a more rapid and absolutely greater rate, than was the case earlier this year. We fear that the most lethal episode of this viral pandemic is just beginning, and are extremely concerned that the significant ramp-up in asset values around the world represents a dangerous and negative phenomenon.

We are particularly concerned about the rapid increase in the value of financial "paper" or "digital" assets, as this is occuring in environments where business-conditions appear to rapidly be deteriorating.

This is almost a perfect textbook description of a runaway "asset value bubble" that will cause serious financial and economic disruption, when it reaches it's climax, and "bursts". The rapid repricing downwards of financial assets, at the same time as a rapid rise in Covid-19 deaths, could create a scenario of extreme social disruption in modern economies with complex, interconnected, lengthy supply-chains.

Covid-19 Virus (SARS-CoV-2) protomer schematic versus SARS-1. A segment on the spike-protein can hinge, and this enables better binding action.

Electron Microscope Image of Covid-19 virus: SARS-CoV-2

*** Now SOLD *** Good bye old friend! This is the truck I survived Covid-19 with.

This fine 2005 F-150, was modelled after Buckaroo Banzai's 8-th Dimensional Transport Truck. It's been sold to a very fine fellow from Ottawa, who came by with a trailer, and took it away. I shall miss this dear old truck - it never let me down - even when it had problems, it always took me home safely. Reliability is the most important virtue - in both machines and people. Know this truth.