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Sustainability?

"So, Frank, why no blog posts lately?" Honestly, the situation is too fluid. Every time I start to write something, data changes and my analysis is already out of date. Besides, I've been in "watch and learn" mode over the past few weeks. Here's what I know today: From my own personal observations in public [...]

You’re right!

The social media virus experts have been going at it non-stop for the past week, and I don’t expect that to lessen since a huge swath of the population is now stuck at home without sports to watch. However, the “debate” amounts this: Side A: It’s just a flu Side B: It’s novel virus – [...]

By |2020-03-14T13:26:34+00:00March 14th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

COVID19 3/12/20

My threat level on 1 to 10 is now a 5.5, and will be moving to a 6 if the economic situation gets any worse over the next 1 to 2 weeks. A perfect storm of intersecting events will be required for this to ever go over my level 7, however, that foundation has certainly [...]

By |2020-03-13T01:11:27+00:00March 13th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Virus Panic

Yesterday’s Presidential/CDC press conference had little effect on quelling any stock market jitters. Today the Dow dipped below the correction threshold, losing close to 1200 points. There are now 51 nations with cases. Regardless of the actual severity of the situation, public panic will eventually set it if there isn’t an immediate reversal of the [...]

COVID-19 2/25/20

Last week I posted my threat level assessment of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. At that time I was holding to a 3 on a scale of 1-10. I’m now at a 3.5, which means all the same preparatory work, but it’s now time to have a conversation with CLOSE friends and family (your loser [...]

By |2020-02-26T00:10:24+00:00February 25th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical, Politics|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update

Last week we posted our advice on dealing with the latest Coronavirus update. That advice has not changed other than a rise on the urgency scale. On a 1 to 10 (1 being no point in even occupying any of your thoughts with it, and a 10 being find an underground bunker and lock yourself [...]

Viral Travel Tips

From a friend and student in the corporate world regarding the Coronavirus presently in the news: "Some of us have no choice but to be on the road at this point. The new Coronavirus hasn't spread far enough or wide enough for we in business to simply choose to stay home. When I used to [...]

By |2020-01-28T03:10:30+00:00January 28th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

December 7th, 1941 – Pearl Harbor

"AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT A DRILL" - Communique sent to Washington and the Pacific Fleet minutes after the attack began In September of 1940, the Japanese signed the Tripartite Pact, allying themselves with Germany and Italy. For the duration of WWII the three nations were known as the ‘Axis’ powers, [...]

By |2019-12-08T00:52:37+00:00December 7th, 2019|History, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Gun Stupid 11.20.2019

This week has seen a rash of negligent firearm discharges and general stupidity with guns. Starting in Elkhart, IN, a 15-year-old was accidentally shot by a friend. Police are still investigating, but the victim is dead and the family now gets to bury them. In Chicago, a 16-year veteran of the PD negligently shot himself [...]

By |2019-11-21T01:29:35+00:00November 21st, 2019|Attitude, In the News, Legal|0 Comments

Do Something! – by Matt Ellison

After each mass shooting the politicians and activists on both sides begin to recite their talking points and promoting their agendas. And, as they fight it out to the same familiar stalemate, the public outcry remains a simple mantra: “Do Something!” I could not agree more; we must Do Something! However, relying on a group, [...]