Thursday, 28 September 2023

Around the Traps 30/9/23

 It is time again for Around the Traps.


OZ Climate

Northern America






Andrew Gelman ( mainly statistics)

Dianne Coyle ( quirky + book reviews)

Vox Wonk

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Bob Dylan

 Not a lot of time as my wife flies off.

Here is Bob Dylan doing Maggies Farm live with electric instruments. It was very controversial at the time as folk singers simply did not use electric instruments.  It features one of my favourite guitarists. Mike Bloomfield.

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

some Climate stuff

 Very little time today as my wife is off to the Stans. ( Okay she is missing Pakistan and Afghanistan for obvious reasons.)

Here is Real Climate on old-habits.

Short but interesting

Monday, 25 September 2023

Pezzullo looks gone to me.

 Okay a few articles on Pezzullo

My view is he is gone. He strayed from being a public servant to being a political player Murdoch style.
A News publisher can get away from this but not a public servant.

Sunday, 24 September 2023

Should we be worried if Trump wins the Presidency again?

In a two horse race you should never write off anyone.

During the last week we have had two interesting articles on US politics and its 'dark'  element.

There is Simon Wren-Lewis and Zack Beauchamp.

I am in the camp that the institutions are not yet corrupted totally. We saw this in Nzii Germany for example. 

Trump can replace everyone in the Justice Department if he wants but look out for the legal fights for people getting sacked for doing their job! They still need to convive a grand Jury to get an indictment and even then that does not mean a successful prosecution. Last ti9me Trump directed his A/G to prosecute two people. One was thrown out of court and the other found not guilty.

It would mean a lot more work for the President following trump HOWEVER it is more than likely Trump would not be able to fill all the vacancies and those that did would be less than competent.

Yes be afraid and the authors make valid points but do not run off the cliff as yet.