Wednesday morning is going to just plain suck for people in New Orleans, which is expecting landfall about then of Hurricane Isaac which passed by a change to wash republicans and seems instead intent on shutting in oil production in the Gulf of Mexico for a while and slapping the crap out of New Orleans.
As of press time the projection looked like this:
No one is comfortable with this up here in Texas, either, because the storm has been drifting westerly and with more time over hot waters of the Gulf, this thing is likely to increase in intensity. So we could get some heavy rainfall come Wednesday on here, looks like. And the track is still drifty.
And, there may be another one behind it. A NWS advisory says there’s a broad band of lowe pressure about 875 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands which has a 30 percent of organizing into a tropical storm. Judging by the size of the storm’s pressure gradient, those odds could be changed up shortly.
The price of oil popped over the $100 level in trading overnight, but it may be a chance to fade the rally…depending on whatr happens with Isaac. The rigs are “shutting in” till the danger blows over.
Global Quake Jitters Building
I don’t usually post weekend updates on this site, but we did put up a special Sunday note when that quake swarm down in the Crawley area of Southern California passed the 60-mark. And it has continued to shake overnight.
If we look at the data since Sunday midnight through this morning an hour before press time, there had been approximately 125 quakes in SoCal.
Even more worrisome is that a 7.3 (first reported as a 7.4) took place off the coast of El Salvadore about 11:30 Texas time last night.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that with this much activity on the San Andreas (the Brawley swarm) and the 7.3 that something could “shake loose” on the western side of the Pacific Plate since we’ve had huge quakes all around other areas (Chile, Japan, South Pacific) so in some sense “we’re due.”
The L.A. Times has some comment and pictures out of the area on their website this morning over here. But in weekend coverage, officials were almost dismissive of the swarm saying there had been a similar string back in 1981 but it had not been followed by “The Big One.”
Not that I claim any special knowledge in geology, but seems to me swarms could happen on either side of a Big One and I wonder if the 1980 (Nov. 8, 7.4 off Eureka out at sea) was an example of Big One…just not on the backside of the swarm?
Regardless, that’s just brain-candy as we assess what could be ahead. 2012 researcher Patrick Geryl is back from his travels and sends us this:
Concerning earthquakes, Sorry for not getting back earlier with my next prediction… But i was busy with the solar flare calculations. Anyway…No panic yet for the BIG one…
Earthquakes can be calculated by the Line Up from the Earth with other planets… The longer – the bigger the quake… As easy as that. So the earthquake swarm and the 7.4 of the coast of El Salvador can be explained by this Line Up with the Earth:
August 22 – 26, 2012: Conjunction Earth – Neptune and the Sun (long Line Up!)
August 24, 2012: Line Up Jupiter – Earth – Moon August 25, 2012: Line Up Ceres – Moon – Earth
August 26, 2012: Line Up Pluto – Moon – Earth
August 27, 2012: Line Up Venus – Moon – Earth
6.6 August 26, 2012: Molucca Sea
7.4 August 27, 2012: Off the coast of El Salvador
Some quaking can happen in a few days (but i don’t expect big ones)…
August 30, 2012: Mercury – Moon – Earth Lined Up
August 30, 2012: Neptune- Moon – Earth Lined Up August 31 –
September 2, 2012: Triple Line Up: Neptune – Earth – Mercury
August 31, 2012: Sun – Moon – Earth Lined Up
These dates are of serious concern for me… because the total length of the Line Ups is 11 days! A possible date is hard to predict…
These [next] dates are of serious concern for me… because the total length of the Line Ups is 11 days! A possible date is hard to predict…
Sep 26 – 30, 2012: Conjunction Uranus – Earth and the Sun
September 29, 2012: Line Up – Uranus – Moon – Earth
September 30: Line Up Sun – Moon – Earth
October 1, 2012: Line Up Mercury – Moon – Earth
October 1 – 2, 2012: Line Up Saturn – Moon – Earth
October 2 – 5, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Neptune – Earth – Venus
October 3 – 4, 2012: Line Up Mars – Moon – Earth
October 3 – 6, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Earth – Mercury – Saturn
October 5, 2012: Line Up Jupiter – Moon – Earth
And these are also BIG quake dates…. And these are also BIG quake dates….
October 23 – 27, 2012: Opposition Earth – Saturn across the Sun
October 24, 2012: Line Up Neptune – Moon – Earth
October 25 – 30, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Mars – Earth – Jupiter
October 26, 2012: Line Up Venus – Moon – Earth and Uranus – Moon – Earth
October 29, 2012: Line Up Sun – Moon – Earth and Saturn – Moon – Earth
October 31, 2012: Line Up Mercury – Moon – Earth October 31 –
November 3, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Uranus – Earth – Venus
November 1, 2012: Line Up Jupiter – Moon – Earth and Mars – Moon – Earth
November 3, 2012: Line Up Ceres – Moon – Earth and Pluto – Moon – Earth “
Patrick’s web site is here – and if you haven’t read at least some of his work on 2012, might want to take some time with it. Not saying it will happen, but there are his dates and the idea is to be ready for anything including the unthinkable going into next year.
I’m going to try and do a quickie Skype interview with his when it can be arranged because I’m dying to ask if maybe the 2012 date is actually off a bit since Clif’s work, some of the RV result from Farsight and such all seem to center around Spring-into-Summer 2013 as being the window…but more on that as time permits.
Oh, and if you’re wondering whether our Peoplenomics report last Wednesday on the “Evolution of Earthquake Weapons” was a coincidence, why of course! You don’t think we have a time machine, or something, do you? Besides: Global-Slosh 2013 is just an abstract thought rattling around for now…although it’s a 200-250 foot high one….Might keep an eye on Clif’s site in coming weeks.
Obama’s Money Quest/GOP Fools
With the Romney camp picking up steam (and plenty of dough) the Obama supporters are sounding worried about money…using words like critical to urge supporters to get off their wallets.
And across the aisle, the republicans have gone from dumb to dumber by freezing Ron Paul out of a convention address…so he’ll be taking it outside.
Seems neither of the mainstream political parties has room in its ranks for Constitutional-minded folks who are sell-outs to the corporate paymasters who buy politicians through contributions and mutual back-scratching. No sir, no room for common sense and patriotism anymore. Why…that stuff’s extremist, right?
Once upon a time in America, the Tea Party people of today would have been the majority of citizens who were either conservative demos or liberal repubs. No telling where we fell off the political bicycle, but could we please learn to ride it again?
Raging Grannies “Legitimate Rape” going viral on YouTube btw…
Spending Our Way Out of Debt Dept.
Oh, sure, any sane person knows that doesn’t work. But who in finance is sane, anymore? I mean come on! Crackhead monkeys running on stolen pension funds, bailout dough, crashed commodity company monies and aided and abetted by regulators and federal agencies that just can’t seem to find a way to bring big names to trial because (you fill in the blank here —>)__________________
So, with the world unable to wriggle out of the stick-up artists’ grasp, we expect the market to rally this morning since the odds of quantitative easing number 3 (QE3…Roll’em Ben!) are up to 45 percent. So at least a half-hearted rally today and maybe beyond.
Hundred point screamer, or better today, anyone? Bring on them disasters and pass the ink…
Smoke & Spin Dept.
Say…this coming weekend we’ll be rolling into the long weekend and the Triple A fuel guage report says that regular is going for about $3.75 a gallon right now.
Their website also reveals that a year ago it was $3.604 which means 4% higher gas prices. I know about you, but I’m sure glad we don’t have any inflation in America….
March to the Police State
Now that the locked up Marine is out, we wonder how long it’s going to be before the global security aparatchik figures out how to use a $300 eMotiv headset to figure out when people are telling the truth? A PC and a headset is a lot cheaper than a lie detector machine (and all that damn training and such) so why not? Already scientists are hacking people’s PINs using the gear.
I was actually thinking about getting one of the developer kits to see if I could use it to get control of this website. But, no, I don’t think that’s going to happen for a while… Does bring us one step closer to the Department of Pre-Crime and wasn’t it one of our near-to-the-PTB sources who said “the movie IS the message…“?
Watching China Watch Africa
N ot sure what to make of this from our Canadian News Analyst up in Winnipeg, but check this out:
“Dear Mr. Ure, Media is reporting on China’s saturday repatriation of allegedly criminal Chinese citizens from Angola as can be read in this Ministry of Public Security news release. China somehow ignited a stalled operation process ahead of the pending Angolan presidential election. Also, the “Angolan Civil Aviation Boeing 767 charter flight” bore a striking resemblance to a Haikou-based airline upon arrival in Beijing. By coincidence, its parent company features Western investment. It may worth noting that the predecessor to the current head of China’s Ministry of Public Security was promoted to the Politbureau (sic) Standing Committee.”
No worries…just another security-minded super power playing the home version of The Rendition Game, we’re sure.
The astute observer will wonder how many dissidents have been locked up by global super powers for posting unwelcome truths on their web pages, either in Chinese or in Virginia and elsewhere?
Might want to read the commentary over at Alexander Higgins site claiming “Vets are being round Up Nationwide, People Everywhere Just Disappearing.“
Rapture? Police state? Plain missing persons? Internet rumor mill at its finest? I’ll just handcuff myself to my office chair here, triple-up on meds and switch to decaf for a while, I guess. T’is something to watch I suppose.
Life on the Far Side
From Bernard Grover, ex-Texan now bureau chief of our palatially-appointed offices in Jakarta…which look more like a rundown bar from a Bogart movie…
“If we SEAsianers suvive the coming year or so, then I will be able to tell the folks back home who laughed when I said I was moving to Indonesia, “I told you so.”
Eastern hemisphere dominance of global trade in the 21st century seems to be in the bag at the moment. At any rate, it’s been fun riding the wave up to this point. Another trend to watch is what smarter people than me (hard to believe, I know) have called the 1,500 year curse. The world’s major religions seem to go through major internal upheaval at around 1,500 years, and Islam appears to be aiming to keep the streak going).
Since this past Eid ul-Fitr marked the Hijiri year of 1433, things could start to heat up internally for the world’s Muslims.
The worm (of history) turns… “
Except in America off course. Here the worms run for office. Funny thing is…they win!
More after this…