I bring you the most eclectic links around the web such as best bike paths, WeWork insanity, Chase United Quest card, Hasidic Jews and Covid, we travel to Venice and Lofoten, learn about personal finance and listen to a podcast to catch up on the latest investing
craze shit, amazing story of a woman spy, amazing flat art, learn all rules of sports in short videos, we talk about Chase cards and cash back cards and I will give you a short history of Detroit techno and how we started it all in the 80s…My goal here is to have you read something you will not find elsewhere, learn something, laugh at something (perfectly okay to laugh at me!) and perhaps you get inspired by something. TBB on!
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Well, maybe I go back to biking: Explore U.S. Cities: The 11 Best Bike Paths to Explore U.S. Cities. These amazing bike paths in the U.S. bring riders to beautiful parks, historic landmarks, ice cream shops, bars, and more along the way. Are any of these a MUST? Like…bucket list item?
Missed travel? Well, how about a live stream of Ponte delle Guglie in Venice, Italy?
This post has super amazing pictures at Lofoten – Arctic Circle Anomaly.
If you are not mad about what happened with WeBS I am out of words: How We Work Vaporized Billions of Investor Wealth.
I loved this podcast! Listen if you only want to learn about all the new investing things going on. Always keep an open mind and…think!
In this episode of Infinite Loops, we spoke with Joe Weisenthal, Executive Editor of Digital News at Bloomberg. In this fun and thought-provoking conversation we chat: • NFTs • Bitcoin Believers and its viability • MMT • Robinhood…
Another gem by Jonathan Clements: Feel Better.
We likely made more good decisions than bad
What’s valued economically changes
Don’t overlook the role of luck
We usually don’t know how others are truly doing
We may have less—but that doesn’t mean we aren’t happier
I am calling it, she may win the next Nobel prize! Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus. Like another maverick me blogging away in obscurity until…ok, never mind lol. Another link.
Well, I ‘ll let you guys figure out where I stand on this but…Hasidic Jews, seriously? Hasidic, Devout, and Mad as Hell About COVID-19. Many Americans would recognize the dilemma of Reuven, an anonymous Yiddish-magazine editor who is anguished by his community’s moral failures in the pandemic. Link.
How could a community that prides itself on generosity and kindness fail to protect its most vulnerable members from a deadly pandemic? [And 90-95% support Trump!!!]
We are learning more about this novel sneaky virus every day…if only everyone else just stopped spreading it and causing more variant strains smh! Some good news: The Way Out of Brain Fog. One of COVID-19’s most persistent and mysterious problems finally has some treatments. Link.
In the meantime, in Michigan, I hope we don’t need to go to a hospital emergency room! Workers weary, patients angry as COVID-19 fills Michigan hospitals — again. Can you just lay low to relieve the overworked medical staff, WTF is wrong with bloggers blogging about mileage runs, airline fare deals and shit like that, Jeeeeeesus. Client’s aunt passed away yesterday, she was 80…and had refused to go get vaccinated…smh!
ODDZ & ENDZ
Wow, what a career, I had never heard of her! The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody. On the brink of nuclear war, America’s bold response to the Soviet Union depended on an unknown spy agency operative whose story can at last be told.
I finally learned how cricket works lol! Rules of Sports…EXPLAINED! Very well made videos.
One minute of pure bliss for your eyes only! ANYWHERE CAN HAPPEN.
This artist is back with a second edition of pure genius imho: Flatland II: A New Series of Dramatically Skewed Photographic Landscapes by Aydin Büyüktas.
MILES & POINTS
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This section is about my
hobby addiction of collecting frequent flyer miles and hotel points since the early 1990’s! Feel free to skip this section and parts of the next one if this is not for you.
Newbies: We have a friend who does NOT get it and we have given up. She thinks we are doing something wrong traveling on miles and points and there is nothing we can say to prove her wrong. And we have given up. Some people will never get it. It is okay, it is not our (your) fault. Some people are just not wired this way. Be open minded, get educated, never EVER pay interest to the bank on credit card debt, keep learning and one day you may get it that some banks will pay you to get their travel rewards (or cash back) credit card…hoping you will screw up and milk you on the back end. Do not let the banks do this but you do it to them…it will go down on their income statement as…marketing expense, you are welcome! 🙂
There is a new 100k card offer, they keep coming: Chase United Quest Card: 100,000 Points Signup Bonus Launch Offer. I can fake my enthusiasm so you guys can get it with my links but I won’t. But please feel free to ask me any questions about it in the comments or via email. Really solid offer, especially for regular United flyers!
IHG Rewards is postponing the points devaluation so I guess if you are bored or something: Chase IHG Premier 125,000 Points + Free Night Certificate With $3,000 Spend.
Good ranking of all the offers from Chase: What Is The Most Valuable Chase Personal Card? The Winner May Surprise You. Do NOT place too much emphasis on the $ valuations, we are ALL different and most importantly we have different goals to start with!
If you are really into cash back, AMEX is offering a $300 signup bonus AND waives the $95 annual fee in the first year (your brain should be thinking FREE money!) for the Blue Cash Preferred® card now (available with my links). $300 is that all? Nope, glad you asked! The required minimum spend is $3,000 in the first six months. You earn 6% on grocery spend but only up to the first $6,000 per year (goes down to 1% after that, boo). You earn 6% on “select” streaming services, 3% on gas stations and transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more. And of course 1% on everything else. It may make sense if you focus on cash back. And now Amex is paying you to get it and keep it for one year!
We are now entering BLOG BUZZ, a section for advanced hobbyists and veterans of this fast imploding hobby and also a section where I go on and on about some stuff that happens in my life because it helps me feel better about myself.
April 15 tax day is this week but…it has been extended to May 17 so I should have another post this week. Maybe two, we shall see.
I am taking a full week off from any walking and
running jogging. To see if anything changes. Because not much has changed with the bulging disk issue I have, all the money wasted doing physical therapy. Looking back in my short running career, I had such an amazing injury free 2.5 year run! I wish I could rewind the clock so I can be out there in my zone running through the local parks listening to the birds…and stuff like that.
It has been a while since I recommended a song. Back in the 80’s, Detroit started the whole techno scene. I could write a post or two about the history, how it all started, etc. For Michigan based readers, everything started in Belleville, Michigan…yeah, sleepy Belleville next to Ann Arbor, you pass it on the way from the airport! Ok, I will be featuring tracks that were soooo Detroit sound back then that influenced the whole world and me too. One of the most influential artists was Underground Resistance which was part of the second Detroit wave in the late 80’s in the scene that blew open out of the crack epidemic and the need to escape it all futurizing and I could go on. But I am going to stop, here is the song Transition which I played over and over trying to decide what to do after graduating from college and could not get a job…so I transitioned to graduate school to go for a Masters in Accounting instead lol. Underground Resistance stood for the music, taking a militant resistant attitude towards the corporate music industry world encroaching in it, you know, very Detroit attitude, us against the world, in yo face…then came the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys, get it? 🙂 Years later came TBB and the rest is history I guess woohoo!
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