The market crashed. It has had a couple of up days. Not enough to compensate for the overall loss.
Last July, I began predicting a market crash late last year or early this year. A February crash occurred.
I have been speaking of robots and artificial intelligence for over a year. Coming big time! No question about it!
Already on U.S. shores minimally. An onslaught between now and 2020.
My concern and one which I reiterate is that we are doing nothing to prepare for the robot invasion. Few, if any, government programs in place to train and retrain our population.
Andrew Yang has already announced his candidacy for President in 2020. A tech millionaire. He claims unemployment similar to the Great Depression will occur. Which he believes will result in a societal breakdown. Destabilization.
He sees robots replacing truck drivers, retail workers, call center workers, fast food workers, insurance company and accounting firm employees.
All about the same time!
Trump can save our ass. It is on his shoulders. Companies will return to the U.S. Not with the human manufacturing jobs Trump talks about. Most will be robotic jobs. The argument that robotic jobs will create other type human jobs not realistic. Those claiming it are talking pie in the sky.
Trump must recognize what is around the corner and gear up to meet the robotic invasion by training and retraining programs now.
I doubt he has the vision.
Hit the road late yesterday afternoon. In the company of Catherine. We did Martin’s Happy Hour and the Chart Room. I introduced Catherine to the Chart Room.
I was home early. Watched Alex Haley’s Roots till 2 this morning. Roots being shown because February is Black History Month.
There is a Key West Black History Month event scheduled for this coming friday at 3 in the afternoon at Bayview Park. To honor Key West’s Forgotten Soldiers.
Forgotten Soldiers are those Key West blacks who fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War. One hundred twenty six of them.
Featured speaker is Maxwell B. Shavers. Maxwell is 15 years old and presently lives in Richmond, Virginia. His great, great, great grandfather Peter Shavers one of the Forgotten Soldiers.
Eight Key West Shavers fought with the Forgotten Soldiers. One, Frederick Shavers, the only to be killed.
Bear is better. Eight weeks three days old. Donna says slept better last night. Means Donna and Terri slept better also.
The veterinarian put Bear on a boiled chicken and rice diet as opposed to dog food. Bear was experiencing a bowel problem. Seems to be on the mend, also.
I bought Bear a small toy rubber mouse. Squeaks when pressed. Donna says Bear finally started playing with it yesterday afternoon. She sent me a pic of Bear attempting to destroy the mouse.
The label whores fits more than ladies who sell their bodies for income. Men utilizing their services can be referred to in the same fashion. Especially a public official who have campaigned against prostitution and then used public funds to pay for the motel room where he enjoyed sexual pleasures from prostitutes.
A form of hypocrisy. A do as I say and not as I do thing.
Utah GOP State Representative Jon Standard publicly anti-prostitution. Fought to increase the fine for women convicted of prostitution. Spoke of prostitution’s evils. Blamed the women, never the men purchasing their services.
A prostitute Brie Taylor blew him in.
Standard is married and has four children.
He has resigned his position.
Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared to 14 year old Marie-Bernarde Soubirous for the first time this day in 1858. At a location near Lourdes, France. The Lady appeared 18 times.
Mary-Bernarde died at 35. Later canonized and now known as St. Bernadette.
Thousands travel each year to Lourdes seeking the curative powers of waters that flow where the Virgin Mother appeared. There have been significant recoveries.
I have known only one person who went to Lourdes seeking Mary’s help. He was dying from cancer. He was not one of the fortunate ones.
An 80 degree Key West Sunday in the making. Another glorious day ahead.
Enjoy your Sunday!