I was not here first

But a big part of Trump’s appeal is his apparent love for the United States and wanting what is best for it.  We can disagree on what is best and how to get there, but I surely do not get that feeling from Sec. Clinton.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/simple-patriotism-trumps-ideology-1461886199.


Death of Prince

Very shocking and so young!  I had 2 of his albums, but they were disturbing, a characteristic not mentioned in today’s outpouring.  Sex and death, especially fear of nuclear annihilation.  The latter is the subtext of ‘1999’.

Oil dropping

It seems that the stock market is positively correlated with the price of oil.  If oil price rises, then so will stock market.  If oil drops, then market follows down.  I do not understand this.  Lower oil = cheaper energy, less spent by comsumers, more in their pockets, etc.  Right?