Reader Ivan wants to go a little deeper into the topic we touched on earlier this week: Things mysteriously disappearing and then reappearing. Seems people do the same thing and Ivan points to a CoastToCoast AM report on topic in June of this year. On YouTube here.
Suggests Ivan: Note the number of small children found way outside search grids.
Which gets us back to the ponder: Is this stuff increasing (possibility #1) or because of the emergent global consciousness (which you’re reading this on, possibility #2).
No conclusions yet, but I wonder when the Internet goes away how many people will suffer surfer’s withdrawal symptoms and does that include drooling when non one texts you for an hour?
The First Day of Spawn
As I was mentioning earlier this week, the first day of the renamed season Spawn begins tomorrow.
Congrats to Elaine’s son Brandon and his wife Cara on the arrival of 9 pounds of tax break (22 1/2 inches) of tax break.
Right in keeping with (renamed) season. Damn, I lover correctness.
Home Security Note
Popped up as what’s likely a form email:
“Hi George, My name is Kevin and I came across an article on your website while researching a topic for an upcoming article I am currently writing. I would like to share an article that I think your readers might find enjoyable. You can find it below: 6 Home Security Tips You Should Read if You Live Alone Please feel free to share or re-post with your readers! ”
All good idea, though I didn’t see a pair of 9′s and lots of clips in the bed stands listed. Lever 4 chest plate wasn’t listed either…but for disarmed Americans it’s a good list. I like my Gen 2.5 NV goggles, too. Gift from happy consulting client.
NV is even good for disarmed sorts. You can see where you’re running…
‘nother Pirate Note
We were wondering about this yesterday (this week was National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is something of the holy grail of C programmers in gaming companies like Sierra and others…)
Writes reader Nancy:
“The Republican convention was held in………….Tampa Bay home of the NFL Buccaneers. The Dems were in Charlotte home of the pirate banksters. Just a coincidence? ”
No…Listen sharp, now….t’is near as I can figure this way, matie, (maitette?) them pirants of the beltway want us all tah hand over our family jewels, all of them. And if we don’t? They’ve hooked up with Dr. Smallitt and the healthcare gang. Mark me word…they’s coming gfer yer family jewels next, they are… arrrgghhh.
Explaining Diamond’s Value
Ah…reader Kurt has kept his thinking cap on all week to come up with this:
“Greetings George, I’ll get right to it.
Why, why, WHY!?! would anyone in their right mind, and a decent understanding of the diamond business “invest” in diamonds? I use quotation marks around invest, because no sane person would call it that. They would more accurately refer to it as playing in a rigged game, and deludedly hoping that they aren’t the ones left holding the bag (of NEAR WORTHLESS) fiat when the game gets called. I don’t give a rat’s red ass about the success of the scam thus far…things are changing fast, and all it will take is a semi-significant disruption (oh…I don’t know…like say, one too many striking miners being shot…) for the levy holding back all those excess TONS of diamonds to break, and the “New Orleans” that is the diamond market will be swimming in it’s own filth.
ANYTHING…any product, commodity, whatever…that they HAVE TO DUMP INTO THE OCEAN in order to maintain sufficient “scarcity” (those pesky quotes again) to keep prices up, shouldn’t be in anyone’s investment strategy.
Instead, let us undertake a campaign to spread the message AGAINST diamonds. Spread the REALITY of the mountains of diamonds that have been unearthed and destroyed by burning or dumping. Wake people up to one of the most epic examples of artificially created scarcity the world has ever seen.
I don’t know if you have noticed it…but I have have. “It” is the recent, current increase in talk surrounding diamonds and their investment viability. There is a move afoot to draw more folks into the scam. Suckers. Marks. Dimwits. ”
First things first, Kurt, while you BP settles down, have a vet check your rats quickly. Rat’s asses should be pink, not red. I just borrowed one from Zeus and checked. Zeus suggests a more polite breakfast table metaphor next time.
I have a new theory of wealth I am developing and it goes like this:
The Gunpoint Theory of Wealth
Every “thing” in the world has utility value. Monetary value (as a storehouse of value) arises when someone takes a utility valued item by force.
So, in the case of Wampum, for example, the shells can be used for scraping tasks, and so when one stole a wampum (scraper) its monetary value was established by force.
Over the evolution of human history, this taking things by force is what drives price. Not the utility value. That’s how the government jacked up the price of used cars to force people to buy GM product and health the flail-out. The force used was economic, but you see the point.
DeBeers will most assuredly NOT flood the world with diamonds, since they would be devaluing their own holdings. Just like Ben the Printer has some upper bound beyond which the dollar goes laughing-stock.
But look at what people take using force, gunpoint, or government decree. Those are the local currencies. So it can be cash, drugs, or whatever.
The Founders put the right to bear arms in to at least keep government decree at bay for a while. And even this morning, there are 313-million people playing nicely together for the most part. A balance of terror exists on both sides…which is as it should be.
Scarcity doesn’t create value, so much as force (loss of utility value) does.
Oh, and Zeus wanted me to ask: You sure those rats don’t have Hanta?
Remember the discussion earlier this week about good, evil, and the parting of the quantum ways? Well that got reader CJ at a most coincidental time:
“George, While you were writing, “only the good would survive” I was writing my own thoughts pertaining to “good” this morning. Yet let’s step back up to what I’ve ascertained, there is only one hard, master highway, timeline, the “good” one, and the rest could have possible paths (not this time in the game) but ultimately only the master plan keeps a positive current that sustains life.
I started with this Albert Einstein quote – “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Now quoting myself –
Anyway, we must evolve to get out of this stranglehold upon we the people. Evolution would describe the awakening we’re experiencing. I don’t know why “love” mirrors evol, but it does. It may signify loving actions are the only way, but doesn’t mean loving the ill actions of the evil doers. After all, a parasite can only hang around when allowed. We do not need to cut at the root, instead, stop being a host! Change the storyline by stepping out of their box, the societal institutions. And, that is happening via non medical healthcare (good food choices instead), not attending their “school” system (the ‘net works), religion found within the heart, alternative media, etc. People are turning inward for answers with loving outcomes, no longer blindly giving their power away, institutionalized no more.
Okay, just had to let you know about the “good” synchronicity.”
Hmmm…hold up there CJ. I think you’re describing this synchronicity has “good” when it’s really a nonpartisan in Universe. So of like wheel bearing grease is a nonpartisan, too. It just is.
Besides, if synchronicities were good, how do you explain elections?
(That’ll keep him busy for weeks trying to decode that…I just pulled it out of my random text generator, but don’t tell him that….)
More tomorrow morning in Peoplenomics and (it occurs to me to offer some good advice here) if you can’t ante up the $40 bucks, you should skip reading this column and eithere be over on Monster.com hittingf for a higher paying gid or reaading a self-help book to tune up your bossal suck-up skills.
I trust you’re bright enough to know my new word for the week is “bossal” which is that which relates to The Man, el Jeffe, the boss, the HBIC or HDIC and whatever other labels you use for the local authority figure which stands between you and the cash register on paydays.
Whatever…come on back Monday morning, same time, same URL for another thrilling adventure of George Gets Rich….or Rich Get George. I keep hoping for the former but where do you think ideas like the 200.5(k) come from, anyway?
Write when you break even…
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A Call from the PTB
How would you handle it – as a reporter/journalist – if the PowersThatBe’s representative just called you out of the blue and explained a “few things you need to know” to “keep you in the game”? Well, the phone rang on Thursday last week and a familiar voice explained it was time for one of our periodic chats. But before we get into the substance of that, a trip through a few headlines are in order first…and a look at the financial charts to see how things are moving since our mid-week look-see. Which was $40-billion a month in soft money printing which explains why gold may be headed to first the $2250 area and…if that’s passed…maybe $3,100 in the next year or two.
Safer Computing: Getting Your Cookies Off
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.
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