DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

 2/19/21… 13,841.94                                  2/12/21… 13,833.35                                 

  6/27/13… 15,000.00

 

     DOW JONES INDEX: 2/19/21…31,493.34; 2/12/21…31,458.40; 6/27/13…15,000.00)

 

 

LESSON for February 19, 2021 – “DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT…!”

 

Last Tuesday, we declared this…

SPECIAL UPDATE: TRUMP ACQUITTED, 53-47

So, Don Jones reckoned, no more mob incitements.  No more vax bungling, tax cuts for the rich and a barrage of twees.  Right?

Don’t look now, but…

He’s ba-a-a-ack.

And so is his insufferable family (with the exception of Erik, still in the doghouse with his binkie).

For the liberals, there is some good news.  Rudy G. is not back.  He’s fired, and it would seem that former President Trump has stiffed him on his fees.  Crossover counselor Alan Dershowitz appears to have tiptoed away from the debacle.  The second wave of five, led by Butch Boy-somebody… also gone.  No indication yet whether the Cosby and Epstein lawyers and rocket-to-renown former ambulance chaser Michael Van der Veen who “triumphed” at Peach Two (see below) will be at the disgraced politician’s side should the swelling pimple of investigations burst into actual criminal charges, just like Mitch McConnell dog-whistled prosecutors to do.

Aside from the Capitol riots… where militia stalwarts and goofballs right to really right are ratting out Djonald like button men in the Valachi case… there are Trump’s tax problems in New York.  These may sound trivial but, remember, it was the IRS (not the FBI) which eventually brought down Al Capone.

And the new covfefe might be even worse.  Allegedly, the vengeful President yanked Space Force headquarters from unfriendly and Mexican-infested California to Colorado, where Republican Senator Cory Gardner was engaged in a tight re-election rate.  But after the ballot counting was done and Gardner had lost, a peevish POTUS cancelled the deal and, once again, moved the flyboys cross-country to Alabama and friendly turf chaperoned by a friendly face, ex-football coach Tommy Tuberville.

There’s some justification: Huntsville, in the north of the state, is an aerospace hotspot so the relocation isn’t wholly irrational, but businesspeople (not to mention ordinary Joneses) are less anxious about local employers with critical Federal contracts being black-handed into picking up and moving out on the whim of a whimsical President.

So Donald Trump has his troubles with American justice, but his American cheering squad apparently doesn’t have troubles with Trump.

This future reality was driven home by the Morning Consult/Politico polling done over Valentines’ Day Weekend.

“If the 2024 Republican presidential primary were held today, Donald Trump would be the clear favorite to win big,” was the concurrence of the left-wing British Guardian UK.  “That was the message from PMC’s study released on Tuesday, (See Attachment One, see this for charts and graphs) three days after Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial, on a charge of inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January.”

 

We began this week (prior to the special announcement/spoiler of acquittal) on Lincoln’s Birthday where the House Managers and Trump’s newly emergent Philadelphia lawyers took down the House Managers in what could have been called an upset, given their blunderings, or not… given the Republicans’ will to keep their oaths to Trump.

Impeached, but acquitted… acquitted but hardly exonerated, the ex-President was left brooding in his Mar-a-Lago mansion, cut off from the world and Twitter.   He reportedly roamed the halls by day and night, cursing the treacherous Republicans (Pence and Mitchy above all) and pondering his next move…

 

He could go back into business and start a MAGA cable news empire, or print or online newspaper… or something… and write, or speak or post whatever he pleased, wherever he pleased.  (With former Fox friends unfriended, loyalists like Rush Limbaugh (dead) or Ted Cruz (Cancun-celled) no longer available, there would probably be a lot of job opportunities for little-known MAGAnoids, QAnonsters and outright Nazis to start climbing the ladder to success… or something…

 

He could retire grandiosely from politics as a participant and work behind the scenes to advance the career of Don Junior (whom the pollsters and the people, if not the liberal press) consider a viable and worthwhile (and young!) successor to Daddy.  There has even been some talk circulating about Ivanka.  Not Jared, too Jewish.  Not Erik, too goofy.  And Bible-believing prophet Jeff Jansen, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has pitched the prophecy of a Trump dynasty. “The last Trump will be Barron,” Jansen said. “He is going to be one of the greatest presidents of the United States.”  (See more as Attachment Eight)

 

He could… if the three or more prospective prosecutions gather weight and heft… ditch Melania and fly off to Russia and seek sanctuary in the arms of Vladimir Putin.  (He would not be able to corrupt Air Force One, but has the resources to unwillingly mask up, go to an airport and endure the body search, and take off… business class… to Moscow via, as ever, Frankfurt, Germany.  He could gorge himself on all the complimentary salty snacks and, once he arrives, might even be allowed to rent a room in Putin’s Black Sea mansion where he would enjoy unlimited bowls of borscht and the affection of giddy Russian teenagers.

 

He could commit suicide.  Solved Jeffrey Epstein’s problems.

 

But now, bolstered by the polls, he could be plotting his own resurrection and triumphant return.  Mocked by liberals as an idiot… but never an idiotic idiot, to paraphrase Charlie Manson… he has already set to work as a good party animal by offering aid and comfort to Republican Senatorial and Congressional hopefuls in 2022.  This is not only designed to win friends and influence people, he’ll need to take back the majorities in both houses to manage America the way he wants to.  The little problem with poll numbers in purple and even light pink states… that can be managed, eventually.  (Hint to Djonald: get a dog, preferably from a rescue shelter.  The good ol’ boys among your base have an issue with manly men who don’t like dogs.  And if you get a Doberman or Shepherd (not a pit bull, too “ethnic”), you can train it to attack and bite if Anderson Cooper should knock on the door.

 

After all, who’s gonna stop him from snapping up the Republican nomination (besides, of course, his own age and predilection for making outlandish statements that might suck even more air out of the G.O.P. tires?

Back in December, when Djonald Unelected was presumed entombed, the Axios/Survey Monkey folks did a pre-Christmas Trumpless poll that found…

·         A full 40 percent of Republicans today would vote for Vice President Mike Pence as Commander-in-Chief.

·         Nearly three in 10 (29 percent) would be keen on Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr.

·         Just over one quarter (26 percent) would cast a vote for former U.N. Ambassador, Nikki Haley.

Don Junior’s sister Ivanka ran a strong fourth.

The remainder of the field included a gaggle of gobblers including such Governors as Greg Abbott of Texas (whose political future is now in question by the likelihood of power-outaging, road-icing, refinery-closing, child-freezing weather going away in hours, days or weeks),  Ron deSantis of Florida and Larry Hogan of Maryland; Florida Senators Rick Scott and “Little” Marco Rubio, Scott n’ Cotton from South Carolina and Arkansas; Ben Sasse of Nebraska (and a traitor) and Josh Hawley of Missouri (a maniac).  Liz Cheney, another traitor, might be seeking to step up from the House, along with New York’s Elise Stefanik.  And then there are the head-scratchers… former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo polls ahead of Abbott and just behind Little Marco.

Morning Consult said that Trump had bounced back from his ordeals of impeachment and being fingered as the instigator-in-chief of one-six.  A majority of Republican voters (54 percent) now say they would support Trump in a hypothetical 2024 presidential primary election – “matching the share who said the same in late November, before his standing dipped in a survey conducted shortly after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.”

With Trump in the race, bellowing and bullying his way towards a third nomination, the Morning Consultants say he now holds a 54-12 hammerlock over Mike (“Unhung”) Pence.  Former Governor and U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley has a six percent showing, tied with Donald Junior, and ahead of the only two other recorded candidates, Mitt Romney who, his hometown Deseret News reported “would pick up some votes if the 2024 Republican presidential primary election were held today,” and Ted Cruz, whose six percentage point tally dropped by half after revelation of his ill-advised vacation in Cancun at the height of Texas’ troubles.

Unlike Romney, whom MAGA hates, Cruz, who blew up his future at least for the near term by bailing out on his Texas constituents and Junior, whose partisan fervor will make him lucky to win Alabama or Wyoming in a general election, Haley (see Attachments 7, A and B)has walked a fine line between collaboration and condemnation of the ex-President and so, if Djonald and Pence take a pass on 2024, she would be a putative (if slight) favorite going into the primaries.  (And if she wins, a Bollywood showdown with Kamala is not out of the question!)

A Wikipedia post-inaugural “poll of polls” also noted the lower-echelon Echelon Insights finding a post-Peach but pre-acquittal ex-Presidential Trump leading, but by a smaller margin of 45% to 21% over Pence, with Don Junior third, Haley fourth and a pre-Cancun Cruz a close fifth.

All the other pre-Inaugural and pre-election 2024 speculative polls noted by Wiki had Trump (who would be 78 on January 20, 2025) beating out Pence by substantial margins, except those that did not include him on their list of candidates, based on the confusion and chaos occurring for weeks after the election.  The Veep outdistanced Romney (who would be a relatively youthful 77) in most of these with Don Junior showing strength when his father was not in the mix… tying Pence in the conservative McLaughlin & Associates/Newsmax tally.

Wiki also mentioned some prospective candidates not presently on the radar including Congressman Dan Crenshaw (who would be the first Chief Executive to sport an eyepatch, like a pirate!), Mike Lindell (the My Pillow guy) and actor/wrestler Duane “The Rock” Johnson.

 

Yesterday, Djonald Unbowed peeked out of his burrow to do an interview with Newsmax TV, duly reported by USA Today (See Attachment Five) which described his 2024 leanings as “coy”, but noted his ongoing anger against the Republican traitors, especially formerly Majority and now Minority Senate Leader McConnell as “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” despite Mitchy’s handing him three Supreme Court Justices in a cardboard KFC bucket.

 

The prospect of an America back again, or great again, or something again has incited foreign as well as domestic interest – perhaps more among those not freezing their privates off (like those Cancoccoonerists whom Ted Cruz may well have sacrificed his career to join.

“Till now, Trump has not given a clear message about whether or not he would be returning for the presidential elections in 2024. However, it was being assumed that his chances of being the favoured candidate would have taken a dip within his party. This poll has shown otherwise,” declared WION of India.

“Surprisingly, after Trump's acquittal, the number of people in the party who think he should play a major role in the Republican party has increased by 18 per cent.”

The newest polls confirm what other, pre-inaugural soothsayers had looked into their crystal balls, dipped their fingers into the bloody mess of entrails and pronounced: Republicans are ready to re-nominate the magician of Mar-a-Lago in 2024, in an attempt to do a “Cleveland” (not the city, still majorly Democratic, but Grover – the 22nd and 24th President(s) of the United States).  (See Attachment Six)

 

 

 

 

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In a related First Amendment issue, the NY Times reported that Fox Business canceled its highest-rated show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,on Friday after its host was sued as part of a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit by Smartmatic, a voting systems company. On Tuesday, the pro-Trump cable channel Newsmax cut off a guest’s rant about rigged voting machines and, devolving from the sublime to the ridiculous, Duchess Meghan has won a judgment against the Daily Mail tabloid, a snippet of more tabloid trivia that did, however, raise the fact that other nations have less an appreciation for free speech than do Americans, despite the newly observed initiatives by social media to silence the (mostly right wing) ranters.

 

The use of defamation suits has also raised questions about how to police a news media that counts on First Amendment protections. But one liberal lawyer said, “It’s gotten to the point where the problem is so bad right now there’s virtually no other way to do it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 Friday,  February 12, 2021

 

        

        Infected: 27,392,512

                 Dead:  475,444

                    Dow:  31,458.40

FEBRUARY 12 – 18

 

Impeached, but facing near-certain acquittal, E-POTUS celebrates Lincoln’s birthday by playing golf despite being ratted out by his troops, including Oath Keepers who said they waited for his orders to start the killing, his own United Nations queen (and potential 2024 candidate) Nikki Haley (who says “he went down a path he shouldn’t have”). 

   Chinese-Americans celebrate the end of the Year of the Rat by being attacked in ever growing numbers as diseased pariahs, Chinese in China stay home.  Vaccine shortage grows, but CDC promises enough for everybody… by July.  Dr. F. advises gradual re-opening of schools and public spaces, not as if “turning on a light switch”.  Plague said to enhance liver damage in alcoholics

 

 

 

 Saturday,  February 13, 2021

 

        Infected:  27,492,023

                  Dead:  480,887

                 

 

 

As noted in last week’s Lesson Update, Trump is acquitted 53-47.  The same six Republican Senators plus Richard Burr of NC betray him, and Djonald Unconvicted said to be plotting some horrific revenge.  The vote is taken and recorded after Democratic House Managers back down on calling Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash, when Trump lawyers vow to retaliate to call “hundreds” of witness to document donkey crimes.

   God checks in, punishing either liberals for impeaching His President in the first place, or right-wingers for foisting such an idiot on His Country by decreeing a coast to coast, Canada to Mexico blizzard with minus ten temperatures in Austin freezing American flags stiff and creating carnage on black ice highways.

 

 

 

 

Sunday,  February 14, 2021

 

       Infected:  27,575,344

                 Dead:  483,167

              

It’s Valentines’ Day; First Lady Doctor Jill decorates the White House lawn with heart-shaped cardboard cutouts reading: Love, Kindness, etc. (while Trump ponders placing Hate, Fraud, and Revenge placards on Mar-a-Lago’s grounds and  victorious VanderVeen gloats “we’re going to Disneyland!”). Mitchy explains he would have voted to convict if Trump was still in office earning brickbats from Nasty Nancy while censured Sen. Cassidy (R-La), asked why he betrayed Djonald, answered: “Because he was guilty.”

Dr. Jah says vax reactions negligible, but, unfortunately, so is production.  Dr. Fauci warns that the UK variant is, like the SAV, more lethal and less vulnerable to vaxxes,

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2021

 

         Infected:  27,694,165

                   Dead:  484,248  

                     Dow:  Closed   

 

 

It’s Presidents’ Day.  MAGA calls the conclusion of Peach Two a full and total exoneration, liberals hail the 7 Republican dissenters, now under fire in their home states.  Post-Peach prosecutions predicted for New York and Georgia, while Nancy promises a “9/11-like” investigation.  IPSOS poll hikes anti-Trump sentiments from 56% to 58%.

   Authorities decry Daytona 500 as yet another Super Spreader but thousands of doses spoiled as half inch ice accumulations snap Carolina power lines and prompt rolling blackouts in California; military mobilized to vaccinate the vulnerable but are left with empty needles as New York and San Francisco run out of vaxxes. 

   Connecticut runs out of road salt as Seattle has its snowiest day in 52 years, Dallas temperatures fall to minus fifteen, Minnesota’s to minus fifty. God keeps up His pummeling of America for some offense unknown – stormy, f-f-f-reezing weather settles in coast to coast and Canada to Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 Tuesday,  February 16, 2021

 

    U.S. Infected: 27,753,415

            U.S. Vaxxed: 11.6%

                     Dead:  486,525

                        Dow:  31,522.75  

Djonald Unimportant fading into the rear-view mirror, (most) Presidents duly honored with a Federal day off and Mardi Gras a multi-reasoned bust, America gets back to work… if they can.  Bitterly cold weather now blankets the country from Canada to Mexico, storms sweep coast to coast, piling up the snow or melting and refreezing into black ice that obliterates road travel for persons, produce and vaccines.  Power failures freezing the homed and homeless alike as far south as Houston, killer tornados lash the South, 72% of America covered with snow and shuttered refineries augur higher gas and fuel oil prices.  Let the gouging begin!

   Nevada cuts back on social distancing regulations so that casinos can start pumping out the cash again.  Parler returns as forum for alt-right (but Djonald still banned).  President Joe takes his first trip out of DC, visiting Michigan; Trump no longer “hanging over his head”, but Republicans still balking at Stim Three.  

   Plague infections and hospitalizations (but not deaths, now blamed on Superbowl) start declining pending arrival of new British, South Africa and, now, Brazilian variants… all more communicable, more lethal. 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  February 17, 2021

 

    U.S. Infected: 27,826,812

                     Dead:  488,174

                        Dow:  31,613.02

 

Winter storms intensify, snow and ice swirling northeast from Texas covers roads in Memphis and Louisville, halting Fed Ex vaccine deliveries and power outages causing thousands of doses to rot in useless refrigerators; still, one Dr. Gokul of Houston is fired, de-Doctored and arrested for giving melting vaxxes to random recipients regardless of their place in the quota line that authorities lined them up in.  (Still, Galveston orders up reefer trucks to store the dozens of corpses felled by both weather and plague.)

    Gov. Abbott (R-Tx) blames failure of nation’s-only privatized power grid on… windmills!  The liberal media, desperate for “inspirational” tales, discovers one “Mattress Mack” who invites the homeless and frozen Houstonites to shelter on his furniture store floor samples and a 90 year old woman who walks 6 miles through the blizzard to get vaxxed.  (Nobody offers her a ride home.)

  On to Wisconsin goes Joe, promoting a re-opening of schools and promising seven million new jobs, pronouncing: “We’ve got to go Big!” (but also admitting that the old normal won’t return ‘til Christmas, or 2022 (or 2053?).  Vaccine production grinds to a half, a Moderna spokesman says more will come out “in a while”. 

   Hospitals run out of N95 masks and even doctors and nurses who have them sicken and die; Feds bust a fake face covering warehouse and confiscate ten million bogus masks like those that killed them.  Necktie party, anyone?  Right-wing radio scold Rush Limbaugh dies (of lung cancer, not Covid) evoking silence on the left, nostalgia among conservatives.

 

 

 

Thursday,  February 18, 2021

         

            Infected:  27,826,812

                      Dead:  490,540

                       Dow: 31,493.34  

 

Perseverance survives its “seven seconds of terror”, landing safely on Mars.  That’s the good news to dig under the surface of the planet in search of non-infectious life.

   The rest?  Statisticians state that plague has caused a catastrophic one year drop in American life expectancies (2 for Hispanics, 3 for blacks).  Brazilian variant discovered in Md. And researchers warn US and UK strains are, in effect, having viral sex – birthing mutant, miscegenated offspring.

   625,000 still powerless in Texas, another million in the Carolinas.  The afflicted are running out of food and 13 million will be without water until at least Monday– 36 deaths now attributed to freezing and the related carbon monoxide fatalities arising from sleeping in running cars and using defective space heaters.  And that’s not even counting the children killed in house fires when the latter tip over, or the skiers buried in avalanches.

   Gov. Abbott and power privateers admit Lone State power grid was seconds from total annihilation while volunteers in Galveston collecting and warming frozen giant turtles and Sen. Ted Cruz flew off to Cancun for a vacation.  “He can stay there,” a constituent snapped while Houston’s Mayor suggested he relocate to a warmer place below the surface of this planet.

   Quoth another Texan: “This is no longer a crisis.  It’s a disaster.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the clownshow that was Peach Two vanished, like the ex-President into the past and (above, maybe future), icy road, freezing temperatures and howling blizzards swept across the country.  For Don Jones, misery and stagnation were the order of the day – except Texas and a few other afflicted spots where temperatures dipped to 50-year lows, power outages failed and children froze to death in the dark.

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

 

 

                CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

 

                                (REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

 

                                                          See a further explanation of categories here                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX (45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

 

RESULTS

 

SCORE

SCORE

      OUR SOURCE(S) and COMMENTS

 

  INCOME

(24%)

6/27/13

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

2/12/21

 2/12/21

                             SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wages (hourly, per capita)

9%

1350 pts.

2/12/21

+0.36%

2/26/21

1,428.61

1,428.61

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages  25.18 nc

 

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

2/12/21

+0.02%

2/26/21

667.62

667.77

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   35,338 346

 

Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

12/1/20

+6.35%

2/26/21

318.35

318.35

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000   6.3%

 

Official (DC – in millions)

2%

300

2/12/21

+0.01%

2/26/21

383.03

382.99

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    10,140 141

 

Total. (DC – in millions)

2%

300

2/12/21

-0.12%

2/26/21

312.46

312.84

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    18,512 491

 

Workforce Participation

Number (in millions)

Percentage (DC)

2%

300

2/12/21

 

+0.01%

-0.002%

 

2/26/21

311.50

311.49

In 150,064 081 Out 100,679 673 Total: 250,743 754

http://www.usdebtclock.org/  59.85

 

WP Percentage (ycharts)*

1%

150

12/1/20

-0.16%

2/26/21

151.74

151.74

http://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  61.40

 

 

OUTGO

 

(15%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Inflation

7%

1050

2/12/21

+0.3%

2/26/21

1,018.32

1,018.32

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.3

 

Food

2%

300

2/12/21

+0.1%

2/26/21

283.84

283.84

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.1

 

Gasoline

2%

300

2/12/21

+7.4%

2/26/21

317.33

317.33

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +7.4

 

Medical Costs

2%

300

2/12/21

+0.5%

2/26/21

288.50

288.50

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.5

 

Shelter

2%

300

2/12/21

+0.1%

2/26/21

294.91

294.91

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEALTH

(6%)

 

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

2/12/21

  +0.11%

2/26/21

345.28

345.66

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/DJIA  31,458.40 493.34

 

Sales (homes)

Valuation (homes)

1%

1%

150

150

2/12/21

   -1.04%

  -1.90%

2/26/21

198.50

168.64               

196.44

165.43               

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

     Sales (M):  6.76 .69 Valuations (K):  309.8 

 

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

2/12/21

 +0.05%

2/26/21

279.49

279.36

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    62,947 977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

 

NATIONAL

(10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (in trillions)

2%

300

2/12/21

 +0.09%

2/26/21

296.20          

296.46          

debtclock.org/       3,462 465

 

Expenditures (in tr.)

2%

300

2/12/21

  -0.09%

2/26/21

222.78

222.58

debtclock.org/       6,674 680

 

National Debt (tr.)

3%

450

2/12/21

 +0.10%

2/26/21

332.10

331.78

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    27,903 930

 

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

2/12/21

 +0.07%

2/26/21

383.48

383.21

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    82,421 477

 

 

GLOBAL

 

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

2/12/21

  +0.04%

2/26/21

292.34              

292.24              

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   7,085 0875

 

Exports (in billions – bl.)

1%

150

2/12/21

 +3.15%

2/26/21

158.05

158.05

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 190.0

 

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

2/12/21

  -1.68%

2/26/21

136.82

136.82

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 256.6

 

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

2/12/21

 +2.25%

2/26/21

108.68            

108.68            

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  66.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL INDICES (40%) 

 

 

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

 

  World Peace

3%

450

2/12/21

-0.3%

2/26/21

401.89

400.68

Myanmar coup and repression escalating, human rights activist turned weak President Aung San Suu Kyi sent off to jail.  DHS reports asylum-related border breachings spiking. Guinea says: “What Covid?” – Ebola is back! 

 

Terrorism

2%

300

2/12/21

+0.2%

2/26/21

246.79

246.30

Now, Iran wants to make jar-jar with the evil Yankee binks.  Iraqi post-ISISists launch rockets against American bases, shrieking: “Don’t forget us!  Please!

 

Politics

3%

450

2/12/21

-0.2%

2/26/21

435.56      

434.69      

Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) accused of undercounting nursing home deaths by half.  White House aide threatens reporters.  State legislatures censure Republican impeacher-ers for being traitors to Trump and Mitchy for being Mitchy while RAP (Republican Accountability Project) declares war on Djonald’s loyalists as IPSOS post-Peach poll crawls up to 58% (from 56%) Guilty!

 

Economics

3%

450

2/12/21

-0.1%

2/26/21

400.33     

399.93     

State and local governments floundering as hotel taxes tank among travel-wary plague tourists.  Wall Street goes bananas over bitcoins while Feds launch of Game Stop stock flop probe.  Plague-related unemployment means more Americans living in cars.

 

Crime

1%

150

2/12/21

+0.1%

2/26/21

259.09

258.83

Nerdfight: M.I.T. grad shoots Yale student – still at large.  NYC subway stabber kills 2 on the A-train, snatched on Sunday.    St. Louis hearse (and body) hijacked.  Ohio recruiting scorned lovers to rat out warrant-out exes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTS of GOD

(6%)

(with, in some cases, a little… or lots of… help from men, and a few women)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment/Weather

3%

450

2/12/21

  -0.7%

2/26/21

419.39

416.45

Brrrr!

 

Natural/Unnatural Disaster

3%

450

2/12/21

  +0.3%

2/26/21

415.16

416.41

Fort Worth leads Texas in icy highway pileups with 130 vehicles, Austin a distant second with 26.  7.4 EQ strikes Japan near (but not at) Fukushima nuke plant.  One hundred animals killed in Indianapolis pet store fire.  Survival stories predominate, however.  Ashley Judd survives broken leg in Congo rainforest.  Woman survives one arm being eaten by a tiger.  8 year old girl survives plunge from Maine ski lift.  Fishermen pluck lone survivor of shipwreck out of the Atlantic near Bahamas.

 

 

LIFESTYLE/JUSTICE INDEX   (15%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science, Tech, Education

4%

600

2/12/21

+0.5%

2/26/21

648.96

652.20

Russians and/or NoKo’s blamed for massive cloud corruption – the former are called “spies”, not “criminals”.  US anti-hack “Einstein” program failed miserably.  Three missions to Mars in three days… China launches Sunday, UAE Monday (looking for oil?) and US starship “Perseverance” successfully achieves successful touchdown on Mars after surviving “seven minutes of terror”.

 

Equality (econ./social)

4%

600

2/12/21

-0.3%

2/26/21

572.21

570.49

Bachelor host Chris Harrison cancelled for “excusing historical racism” by female contestant.  Racist NYC dogwalker sentenced to receive “sensitivity training”.  More assaults on Asians blamed for plague and tech company exposed as ordering Human Resourcethings not to hire them.  HULU exploits John Lewis’ “Good Trouble” as a sitcom title!  Already???

 

Health

 

4%

600

2/12/21

+0.1%

2/26/21

506.33

 

 

506.81

 

New Diabetes 2 drug found to also help weight loss.  Vet’s mistake neuters the wrong dog.  M’Benz recalls 3 million defective Beemers as Jaguar promises all-electric vehicles by 2025.

 

 

Plague

-0.1%

- 202.01

- 202.21

First vaxxes administered at WalMart (or is it Walgreen’s?  Both?).  TV’s Dr. Jen’s new book, “The New Normal”, advises Americans to “think like a doctor.”  Plague blamed for lowering US life expectancy by a year (two for Latinos, three for blacks).

 

Freedom and Justice

3%

450

2/12/21

-0.1%

2/26/21

449.34

448.89

South Carolina bans abortions, case headed to the Trump Court.  NAACP launches the first of a likely twelve million lawsuits against Rudy, alt-right mobsters and The Donald as post-Peach probers investigate TrumpFrauds in NY and Georgia.  Still, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wi) continues to assert election fraud and denies that Capitol insurrection ever took place.  It was made up.  By the Jews.  Or the media. Or someone. Britney Spears and Daddy battle over $60M conservatorship. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS and TRANSIENT INDEX   (7%)

 

 

Cultural incidents

3%

450

2/12/21

 +0.1%

2/26/21

487.37

487.86

Springsteen endorses his DUI drink of choice: Patron Tequila, facing September 24th trial.  Justin Timberlake apologizes for emabling Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” two decades ago.  Singer FKA Twigs accuses actor Shia LeBoeuf of domestic violence.  Last lap crash elevates obscure Michael McDowell to Daytona win.  Osaka squashes Serena to reach Australian Open finals.  Duchess Meghan announces another pregnancy, wins lawsuit against Daily Mail tabloid.  RIP jazz musician Chick Corea, salsa king Johnny Pacheco, Bucs’ receiver Vincent Jackson and, of course, Rush.

 

 

Miscellaneous incidents

4%

450

2/12/21

-0.1%

2/26/21

472.11           

471.64           

Census rollout delayed until September for… who knew?... incompetence.  Bob Dole (97) and Prince Phillip (99) hospitalized.

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Don Jones Index for the week of February 12th through February 18th, 2021 was DOWN 8.59 points.

 

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