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Missive #290


Nasruddin was chopping wood one day, working up quite a sweat. Finally he got so hot that he took off his turban and hung it carefully on a tree branch.

Then, without warning, an enormous eagle came swooping down from the sky and snatched Nasruddin’s turban.

“Hey, that bird took my turban!” Nasruddin shouted as the eagle soared away up into the sky.

Then he sighed. “Well, I wish he hadn’t taken my turban, but I suppose it’s all for the best. If I hadn’t taken off my turban just in time, the eagle would have carried me away too!”

This Tale is from “Tiny Tales of Nasruddin” by Laura Gibbs. The book is licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. © 2019-2022 Laura Gibbs.

I wanted to start, then, let’s talk about Ukraine first. Let’s begin there. There’s all kinds of talks about there being a quote-unquote stalemate with regard to Ukraine.

However, the realities, especially economically and on the battlefield, are a lot different. So, Michael, I’m just going to let you go on what you would like to comment on with regard to Ukraine, because the situation is not as hot in the news, but there are massive changes happening in this conflict.

HUDSON:Well, it’s the United States that’s saying that it’s a stalemate in Ukraine. What they mean is that the Ukraine counter-offenses have been utterly ineffective. Ukraine has lost the war. — Credit The Economic Planner by Michael Hudson

I went to Reserve on Wednesday and did a little shopping and asked Jake’s to order some non dairy yogurt for me. The woman I talked to on Saturday did not place the order? I had breakfast at Ella’s which will be my usual breakfast stop in town since they are the only breakfast place in town. The other restaurant that I went to once last year has closed and the other restaurant that is 18 miles away is only open early one day in the week. I also went to the Post Office and confirmed that I could get packages delivered there using a General Delivery address.

The last stop was at Catron Garage where I got and appointment to give Desperado a tune up, oil change and new windshield wipers. The tune up will be the expensive part with labor making up most of the charges; the spark plugs and ignition coils are not that expensive but the labor will be.

I have been seeing elk almost every morning walk. Also saw some as I drove into Reserve with four of them just outside the town.

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