I am no good in crowds, I‘m the walking definition of ‘Old School’, which means that I want to be free to do what I want, not harming anybody around me.
And I don’t intend to, I’m as sweet as a little puppy with big brown eyes.
Just don’t test me.
Let’s move on to business.
The covid vaccine is hoped to be here early next year and it’s beyond the media’s collective imagination to ask what that actually means.
I knew a good man in my previous life, actually pre-previous, as he is now retired, likely playing golf somewhere in Florida spending evenings on the beach, but he instilled in me that way of thinking.
“What does it mean, really?”
As I understand, the drug, when it comes, or if, will require extremely low temperature to be stored in. And by low, I mean LOW. There is no infrastructure to distribute it in a compliant way, and these storage facilities can’t be built quickly. Trust me on that one. By accident, I am a fine engineer.
Then there is the fact that any new vaccine has about 50% success ratio, historically.
So if you hope for a “change the world” moment early next year– you better don’t.
Back to the media: they represent the short-oriented mindset, like – “what do we do this afternoon, huh? anybody?” And it’s the army of ladies on the screen with their lips botoxed to the extreme, and also over weighted weird guys driving cars with very small displacement engines.
We’re talking about oligarchs here and the people paid by them, the ones on TV screens. They only think in concepts much like Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset (the one of the Davos gathering fame, and somebody please explain to me the purpose of this get together, except it costs the taxpayers a fortune – there is an army protecting the finest from the citizenry and nothing ever comes out of the meetings, never).
The practical application of what these people are doing is not there.
They don’t even understand it, which is very sad.
Simple example – in California they will force all cars to be electric real soon but they lack the infrastructure to do so as they don’t have the required power grid to support it.
Not to mention the budget that they won’t be able to accommodate to build it. So it will not happen. There will be not enough plugs to plug into. It’s actually the opposite, I mean, plugs, yes, but not enough places to connect.
Hell, my thinking is flying away now into dangerous territory.
Or the good one, no?
I will never support electric cars, because I don’t know where they get their energy from. Dirty coal fired power plants? Nuclear, in which case where is the toxic waste being dumped?
At least the traditional car has the catalytic converter, so you know what you’re blowing in the air.
Okay, it was like that until the Germans ruined it for everybody.
People miss the infrastructure part as if it doesn’t matter.
Example number two - there was all the rage that the big banks will move to Frankfurt or Paris if Brexit happens, and I hope it will.
But neither Frankfurt nor Paris have the telecommunication capacity of London.
Not even close.
There is no infrastructure to match London. And try to put it in – it takes years and an amount of money that is unfathomable on the bankrupt European continent.
Don’t you think that matters for business? Don’t you think the big players know it?
Scaling down now, sitting here on the patio on a beautiful day, I got some orders to do things around the house, but I have some serious hearing loss; my wife complains all the time.
She read this essay, how it’s full of opinions and just me being annoying.
“I had the feeling that you won’t let go.”
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler