We begin the “softer side” of this news this morning with a report from a reader who just lived through this earthquake in Peru:
Hi George. I sent you an earthquake statistic analysis a couple of years ago; this just to let you know i’m an aware guy with some preparation and experience (50 yrs old) and not a scary type of average guy.
I’m spending a couples of nights with the family at a resort here in Ica, Peru. It’s located 200 miles south from our home, capital city Lima. Last night we had a 6.3 earthquake at 00:11 hours. Happily, we all were having a good time at the karaoke bar, the complete family.
I’ve been through a couple of big earthquakes: 1970, 7.9, 100,000 deaths; 1974, 7.2, 180 deaths; and 2007, 7.9, 8.0, 520 deaths (120 miles away from Lima). You know, after living all your life in a highly sismic region, growing up with relatively strong earthquakes around you, you may think you are somehow used to it and prepared.
Last night’s 6.3 was located about 18 miles away from were we are spending these days, 15 miles depth. I don’t feel able to describe how strong the movement was. Being with the spouse and three under-15 years old kids, feeling that strong movement, seeing all the tables, chairs, walls, floor, big glass windows, everything shaking, lights going away in the middle of the quake, feeling that maybe you, or your family may not be able to reach a safe place, the 20-seconds quake feels never-ending. So scary, don’t ever take in account all the years of preparation for such a situation.
I used to think 5.0 earthquakes were almost nothing; and 6.0 are just about something. And the really important ones are 7.0+’s. Now, I don’t want to be around a 6.3 again in my life. My 14-yrs old boy resumed it like this: “when the lights went out and I was so away from the door (about 15 feet away), I was convinced I wouldn’t make it”.
I was 12 years old in 1974, the biggest earthquake I ever felt. And it reminds me that we are aggregating risk and pressure under our ground. The day earth frees al that energy, we will be in BIG trouble.
Kind regards from Peru.
Every so often, it’s worth reviewing two important items: First is food and water for two weeks of minimalist living since an earthquake may ruin water lines and such and a gallon per person per day is minimal – add more for cooking. Calories aren’t as important, but water is something most people can’t go without for more than 48- hours, often less, since Americans tend to be chronically dehydrated.
The other thing to review is the ongoing discussion / debate in emergency circles over whether to look for a Triangle of Life or head for a doorway…a discussion of the debate is in Wikipedia here.
Trust you have tagged February 7th for the Great Central US Shakeout? Universe telling me I need a little exercise?
Tuesday at the WuJo
Not a time slip, but here’s a reader adventure involving a door that shouldn’t have let the dog in..
George, I really hope to keep this short damn it. I sent an email a while back about an odd grasshopper and have wanted to email again to tell you of another prior experience but had not had the freedom to do so. Well tonight I am back in the WuJo and I firmly believe many more people are stepping in to this school I’ve been attending for a long time. Here is where it is hard to keep it short. I say that I’ve been in this school for a long time because I have/do study this stuff, not in books but in real life. In summary, I know how MY soul/spirit responds and feels inwardly and outwardly and can move it out to other areas if I so desire. I also know my physical body and am gifted with many attributes that are discovered only once effort and usage is applied. Only as of late have I ever been subjected to an outward force that affects both my spirit and body at the same time on a level that I do not have a clue about. The unfamiliar and unaccounted noises or hums heard around the world right now I heard and felt more than a year ago for about 4 months straight and that is when it started for me. Near as I can tell the low frequency vibrations and the outward force moving upon us that I feel more and more every day are one and the same. Many people I know can feel it, something, ominous and right on time. I can imagine the old evangelical churches and pastors I used to know so well are jumping up and down twice a week, I only wish they would, ahh never mind..
So for today’s lesson… I walked inside past my not feeling well spouse who is asleep on the couch complete with hot pad and blanket, and up the stairs of our wooden floor home and stopped in the mirror to admire my shabby beard when I heard the home alarm beep as it does when a door is open, the scrape of the door sweep across the kitchen tile floor and the creek of the hinges. Nothing..then pitter patter across the floor, one of our 100 pound dogs has pushed his way inside. So I think well I guess I did not close the door good and I should get down there now to close the door since it had to be wide open based upon how long the scrape sound lasted and the fact that I did not hear it reverse or the door close. As I do I hear the dog settle in as he circles before thudding himself on the floor. There he is guarding the wife as he should and she is in the same position, same foot out of the blanket and hot pad in place. She is deep asleep. I turn the corner to the kitchen door and the door is firmly closed! I walk up to it and pull the handle, it is latched! Someone had to close it and it is possible my dog or wife did but the odds are very very slim. You see the house, floor and door are all very noisy with all wood and tile on pier and beam with no insulation underneath. Where I was upstairs is right in line with the stair case and all sounds from downstairs can be heard very easily. I would have heard my wife move off the couch, walk across the house, the scrape of the door sweep followed by the door slam. Or had the dog closed it when he came in I would have heard the sweep and slam since that is the only way to get the latch to secure..Well the rest of the doors are locked and my dogs do not come in and out as they wish, only when invited, question is who invited him in tonight and how did they close the door without making a sound? And how long was I looking at my beard?
The previous WuJo experience isn’t a time slip but WuJo for sure. I took my laptop apart to attempt a repair and if you have ever seen some of the screws that are in small electronics you know that some are about the diameter of small paper clip. During reassembly something very odd happened and I have to explain how I use the screwdriver so it makes sense. I point the tip of the Phillips screwdriver up and place the screw on the end. Then I place my index finger along the side of the screw touching both the driver and screw, effectively holding the screw in place. The I use my index finger as a pointer and easily place the screw into the ever so small holes. well about an hour into reassembly I pointed my finger and screwdriver down at a hole and the screw fell off and landed directly in the hole and was perfectly centered. I thought it was cool because I was about 12 inches above the laptop and luck was on my side. Shortly after that it happened again only this time my finger was not pointed at the hole where the screw fell, it seemed to bounce off the plastic and somehow landed perfectly centered. Here is the really neat part. The screw holes are labeled and I was pointing to the wrong type of hole but the screw fell into the correct type of hole. I nearly crapped my pants, went inside and demanded that my wife come out and allow me to show her what happened. She came out side and I went through the explanation just like I have done here, showing her how I use the tool and how it happen. Wouldn’t you know it, IT HAPPEN AGAIN with another twist. When the screw fell off I was not pointed down at the laptop I was moving my hands, screw at the ready, horizontally towards the laptop. As if I flicked the screw, it sort of jumped off of the screwdriver into the proper hole again pointing up and perfectly centered. I imagine that one of two things is true, either I am really good with my tools or the screws knew where they were supposed to go. Then again maybe it is the WuJo school paying off and this is just a glimpse of how mankind might perform when operating above this level of consciousness/reality.
I had a run-in with the WuJo myself, this week: I was looking for a bottle of a particular vitamin I take – and I went through all the usual places for it. Elaine came up with a great way to organize our vitamins in the pantry – she got a new shoe holder – you know, one of those things that holds shoes, made of clear plastic and hangs on a door? Well they work great for all kinds of organizing tasks! Like cup of Noodles, dry this and thats, and in this case, vitamins.
So I patiently and carefully inspected the contents of the pantry organizer and no vitamins!
Disgusted that we’d run out, I went over to my office and started work after asking the semi-sleeping Elaine if she had seen them. She told me they were where I had already (quite meticulously) looked. “No, they’re not there…”
I come back a half hour later, and there, sitting on the kitchen counter where they weren’t before were the vitamins. Inquiring, E told me they were right where they were supposed to be and she remembered seeing them.
Having been though the organizer in a most thorough manner, I’ll be danged if they were… I’d swear on a stack of bibles, or whatever else you want: They weren’t.
Fortunately, I have had enough of this kind of thing happen, so like the screws reported by the reader, it just takes the right person remembering them, perhaps, to make them pop back into the reality track I think I’m on.
Still, no telling…although it’s a clear-cut example of the dangers of taking vitamins, for sure.
This reminds me of that reader report t’other morning about the young woman who “lost” several hours and woke up at home after being in college. We received this interesting email…
Sounds like transient global amnesia — at least that was the diagnosis my neurologist gave me after multitudes of tests showed… nothing wrong. (a relief). I was sitting at my computer, late afternoon @4:30p, checking the traffic going north from Orange County, to see if it would make sense to meet my pilot cousin for dinner near LAX (I was to call him back). The next thing I know, it’s dark outside. After 6. Where was I? What happened? Did I have a stroke? (I ran to the mirror to check my face, noting to self that if I were running, … probably not). I had a vague sense of going to the kitchen for a glass of water during the blackout time.
The neurologist conveyed: it happens, usually only once, never in circumstances where the brain is truly engaged, but when it’s in an “idle” state. Think of it like rebooting a computer — takes awhile to rebuild. No ill effects, except I didn’t trust me for awhile — scary. Or… welcome to middle age (I’m not going to live forever?)
By the way, I noticed the humming over Christmas while I was visiting my sister in Mariposa (Sierra foothills). Her house sits on top of a granite dome. Seems to sync with the findings this morning. Interesting.”
These scattered reports of TGA might account for who knows how many accidents, though. Have to wonder about that, since a time when the brain is in “idle” might be a long cross-country airplane flight (which is why we have autopilots, I suppose) or long drives in autos across the country. Hmmm…what were we talking about?
Reader note about the Concordia disaster worth sharing:
Really enjoy your site, especially the wo jo section. I hope you will list out this fact about Costa Concordia. The CC sank just 3 months shy of 100 years in relation to the Titanic. So take 100 years – 3 months = 99 years & 9 months. Which upside down = 666. I do not believe this is just coincidence. As there has been suggestions that the Illuminati were involved in sinking of theTitanic too.
I figured this one myself, have not seen it listed elsewhere.
Thanks for sharing the number with us…er…so to speak.
Dennis Kingsley, author of The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution and the Battle to Control How We Think (Amazon, $13) has launched a newsletter which you can sign up for at his website. (lower right corner of the page)
The whole world is going through an interesting “birthing” process of a real time mass consciousness via the internet and in a sense, the internet is like a big freeway: The problem is should there be speed limits, licenses to drive, and soo forth? Or, should the internet be a kind of mental autobahn – no limits?
Tough one, that…
Meantime, if you want to read a savory 48-pages, my “designated smart guy” for the past dozen years, or so, has been Andrew Odlyzko at the University of Minnesota, but before that Bell Labs. His papers are wonderful brainfood and yet this one “Charles Mackay’s own extraordinary popular delusions and the Railway Mania” (just updated a few days ago) is a real gem describing how humans tend toward the (wrong-headed) belief that someone it’s going to be different this time.
Sorry, it’s not as likely as the optimist in my would like to think.
While Dennis and his colleague Ervin Laszlo (WorldShift 2012: Making Green Business, New Politics, and Higher Consciousness Work Together, Amazon) make a convincing case for the new and better world ahead, and I hope at a core level they are right, there’s the convincing case by Odlyzko that people in the midst of manias can miss the point.
As I read the headlines every morning, it’s not with the idea of “getting well-informed” so much as it is to see which team of high IQ genius types are going to prevail….and the Greater/Second/Worst Depression have any happier an ending than the first? Which was, in case you’ve forgotten, tons of human suffering and WW II.
Anti-Gravity Research – 5% Success?
Oh…one more item: Saturday in Peoplenomics, a report on my home anti-gravity experiments and how I appear to have reduced the weight of some objects by as much as 5.6%…maybe even run a short video of it. Most interesting results…which is wonderfully exciting because a 5½ percent reduction in gravity would translate to about 120-more pounds of capacity in our 2,200 gross weight airplane, or a an extension of our plane’s range out past the 1,000 mile mark.
Credit to my friend Vince Cox of The Heritage Archives for pointing me down the right research path…magnets in opposition and the “b” field which is what Edward Leedskalnin somehow perfected down at the Coral Castle.
You don’t really think out flight out to Palm Springs in November was for play, do you? Anyway, that’s coming Saturday. Tomorrow more on my price channel charting methods and how this morning’s Housing Report figures in that work…
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A Simple System of Investment
This is one of those Peoplenomics reports that we’re going to forward to our kids so they can make a little money over the course of their lives if (and this is admittedly a big “if”) the world hangs together in anything approaching its current form, after March-July of this year. Even if it doesn’t, the core idea, which distills down to “Look for a general trend and play that…” (with a chart technique explained) will likely reassert itself in human affairs – we all have similar software between the ears. There are just too many cases where charts and cycles are semi-predictable. What trends and how to use them? We’ll get to that after a romp through the headlines.
Safer Computing: Swearing Off Cookies
It has been a while since I roared the praises of the Maxa Cookie Manager which you can download and install for a free test drive by clicking here.
To upgrade from the demo to full working is still less than $50 and one heck of a bargain at that, if I do say so.
I am a high-reliability computing kind of guy – and near as I have it figured, the road to a hassle-free computing experience is (like flying an airplane) a matter of going through a proper checklist before popping onto the web:
You need an active cookie manager – because sites you visit can put small bits of code on your computer and some of these are designed for Flash, have no expiration, and can really bugger-up the computing experience. This part gets handled by Maxa Labs’ product which on my system says 184,380 cookies have been removed, 73,881 “web bugs” which can track movement from site to site and such, and I have only 10-active cookies.
Second thing you need is a good antivirus program – and I happen to really like Avira’s Antivir pro.
Then you need to deal with Malware so for this Malware bytes is updated and run daily.
And last, though certainly not least is the firewall and the one in Win 7 works fine.
Like anything in computers, updates are critical so before work every morning, the computer does its update ritual – Check of Maxa (5.3.02 is current) Avira, and Malware bytes.
Toss in a good bit of common sense (example: Don’t open email purporting to be from UPS, IRS, the US Post Office, or anything else that even has a hint of fishy odor to it) and first thing you know, the internet’s actually a useful tool.
“Live on $10,000″ A Year
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