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Money For Nothing -
Not often will I do an update other than the Saturday posting
for subscribers where we see how many banks were marched to the
wall this week by the FDIC and some other 'not-so-nice' data
But, since I've had a fine day rolling out of the last of my
financial put options which I'm having a hard time not playing
for the bounce into the option expiration on the 19th, along
comes the Fed report to put the icing on the cake. After
all the commissions and exchange fees my net on all trades since
going short was only 33 point something % since 1/12/10, but
still, better than a sharp stick.
Which brings me to
the Fed G.19 report which you can read here in detail.
But the highlights of it are that 1) consumer confidence may be
rising, but 2) December's (preliminary) revolving debt was still
falling at an annualized rate of 11.7%, although when I
compare the Q4 2009 number (866 billion) versus Q4-2008 (957.3
billion) I come up with a YoY decline of only 9.5% but they must
be looking at something other than year ago Q4 YoY...who the
Obviously (to turn a phrase from the end of the TV show
"Manhattan, AZ") "They know better than we do...they're in
Why of frigging course! All that said, stand by next week
for a shock & awe rally into expirations at which point Mr. 40%
(or Mr. overall 33 point something% since AXP options didn't
drop as far as I figured, but no point being greedy...money's
off the table) it's Friday night and time to rock & roll...
Approaching 61 that simply means stumbling over to the house,
feeding the cats, and waiting for divine inspiration to strike
me blind with ideas for hot subscriber content this weekend. Or
have a shot of a fine aged tequila and finish reading a book.
Or all of the above.
How exciting can it get? Drop by Monday for the return of
more sedate commentary as I'm out of the market and chilling
while I wait for the next short entry to come along. Way
I'm guessing it, the Monday or early next week rally should go
higher than my blood pressure...should be spectacular if it
BTW: Despite the improvement in the G.19 for December, the Q4
2009 number is still dropping at an annualized 4.7% (so sayeth
The Fed) and I just don't see how that means a recovery.
Not by a long shot. Declines in consumer spending mean
declines in business and that means more jobs stand to be lost.
Oh, dear me! Aren't they're up. How silly of me to
miss my meds. Pour me a double of
Web Bot Hit
We'll get to the Unemployment data in a minute. That's
routine stuff and sometimes the nonroutine is much more
important. We can finally start to reveal what's
happening with the predictive linguistic forecast from
which has for the past 2-years, or longer, referred to something
in modelspace that best translated into "the new electrics."
Confidential sources now tell us that both China and India are
about to unveil new electrical devices which will break the grip
of the global energy & power cartels with breakthrough
technology that bends the rules of physics in new and
One device, due out from China shortly is described as a
"battery charger" which will support a fixed 2 KW load on a
continuous basis. Yep - that unit which has an anticipated
price point in the $2,000 (USD range/current exchange rates)
also features a projected lifespan of 50-years and is a
zero emissions device.
Apparently, the new devices use certain rare earth/strategic
metals and are the motivation for China putting the brakes on
strategic mineral exports recently. This also plays into
the reports that
China's interest in going to the moon is more than a passing
fancy. There may be desired materials there.
The purported existence of a Chinese over-unity device suitable
for commercialization may also play into why China "Renews
opposition to Iran sanctions" on the one hand, while
leadership is promising February 11th will reveal a strike
against 'global arrogance' and we're left wondering if more
than opposition to antigovernment demonstrations is in play.
We hear the Chinese technology is not precisely perfect.
Seems that due to the physics involved, the unit doesn't scale
well; meaning that optimum efficiencies come in the 2 KW region
and so larger installations, like homes, would need multiple
units if air conditioning is required. More to the point,
it works best when fed as a DC output into a large battery bank
and yes, the Chinese have been getting large in battery
development (which breakthrough US efforts continue in Utah in
the quest for ever higher energy densities for storage media
which run the gamut from conventional lead-acid to the more
exotic zinc/air and the class called 'super-capacitors.'
(I'll skip my personal involvement in battery instrumentation,
but I know enough to know that absorbed glass matt batteries
Concorde AGM's) are the battery of choice for F-15's while
long-life lithium is the choice for high altitude remote video
gear....really remote and really mountainous terrain video gear,
And the technology is not likely to land in the US; at least
immediately, since China is planning it's own version of 'power
to the people' with goals of developing vehicle conversions and
other 'schools' for distributing the technology benefits.
Significantly, we hear that the key IP (intellectual property)
was set for patent approval several months back which fits like
a glove with the predictive linguistics.
When the announcement comes, we're not looking for the Chinese
to sell it as an 'over-unity device' (produces more energy than
consumed), but simply they plan to call it a 'battery charger'
and thus not offend conventional paradigm adherents who would
have a problem acknowledging something out of their immediate
Our sources tell us that the only issue now is time-to-market
since over-unity applications have been claimed in other
countries by companies like
and here in the US the efforts of
The Orion Project have also been directed toward the
fundamental breakthroughs in over-unity engineering.
The other project is described as an Indian-backed project which
relies for its precious materials on deposits (at/near - we're
not clear from our sources on this) the disputed Kashmir region
along the hotly contested India/Pakistan border.
Our sources tell us this machine is different than the Chinese.
for one thing, it reportedly is capable of variable load
handling. Thus, it will be more adaptable and we hear more
scalable in size. rumor has it that certain Swedish
officials are holding talks with the Indian company because
there are unique power issues in the high latitudes and the
Indian project may deliver under more adverse conditions.
According to our sources, the Indian company unit can be scaled
to 10 KW within the same box and uses different technology so
there's potentially a ton more IP to be developed in the field.
So, as we go into the carefully orchestrated decline in the
global financial markets occurs over the balance of the year, we
expect new rising stars in the FOREX markets may be the
Renminbi and the Rupee.
We're left to speculate whether
Venezuela's recent devaluations are based on good intel or
the market separating wheat from chaff.
In terms of 'what good the rickety time machine' we figure it
doesn't get much better than this and our thanks to the
confidential sources who are keeping us up to speed on 'the new
Can't Stop Laughing / Crying
Testing 10,000 Redux
We start this morning's adventures in the market with the jobs
report just released:
unemployment rate fell from 10.0 to 9.7 percent in January,
and nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged
(-20,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Employment fell in construction and in transportation
and warehousing, while temporary help services and retail
trade added jobs.
Household Survey Data
In January, the number of
unemployed persons decreased to 14.8 million, and the
unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percentage point to 9.7
percent. (See table A-1.)
In January, unemployment rates
for most major worker groups--adult men (10.0 percent),
teenagers (26.4 percent), blacks (16.5 percent), and
Hispanics (12.6 percent)--showed little change. The jobless
rate for adult women fell to 7.9 percent, and the rate for
whites declined to 8.7 percent. The jobless rate for Asians
was 8.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1,
A-2, and A-3.)
This release includes new
household survey tables with information about employment
and unemployment of veterans, persons with a disability, and
the foreign born. In January, the unemployment rate of
veterans from Gulf War era II (September 2001 to the
present) was 12.6 percent, compared with 10.4 percent for
nonveterans. Persons with a disability had a higher jobless
rate than persons with no disability--15.2 versus 10.4
percent. In addition, the labor force participation rate of
persons with a disability was 21.8 percent, compared with
70.1 percent for those without a disability. The
unemployment rate for the foreign born was 11.8 percent, and
the rate for the native born was 10.3 percent.
The 'True Life Confessional" about the 2009 corrections to the
CES birth/death model came in at only -617,000 jobs.
And, thanks to a fine statistical reorganization, you have to
hunting around to find the civilian workforce number (one of
those incredible shrinking numbers Washington is so famous for -
you know - like the 'peace dvidend' of a few years back?).
When you find it...you'll see that
number of people employed jumped 541,000 jobs in January.
I must be a crack head demon because I sure don't see it...but
who am I but a nutter in the East Texas Outback?
The corrections to the
CES Birth Death Model
can be found here... Even better (as in less
alternative measures of labor underutilization dropped from
17.3% of the workforce last month down 8/10th's of a percent to
16.5% this month.
Yeah, sure, you bet'cha.
When you run into headlines like "Payrolls
fall in January, jobless rate at 5-month low" don't stop and
ask "If jobs are going away, how can the unemployment rate
drop?" Damn it....you're not supposed to understand any of
this stuff...isn't that clear?
To Markets, To Markets
Stocks could muddle a bit lower this morning based on the
futures (oh, and growing wonderment about the jobs number
methodology). In the wake of the Thursday decline, Robin
Landry sent out an advisory to his colleagues who are
professionals in the biz...
"This is a quick update to alert you to the possibility that
the first wave down is about to end and give you a chance to
sell at the top of a wave ii rally. My primary count has us
in a 5th wave down to complete wave I down. The alternate
count is even more bearish and wave i ended on 1/29/10 and
wave ii completed at the high on 2/2/10. If that is the case
then the decline is now in wave iii and my target for it is
the 9500 area. I hope the primary count is correct and on a
rally it will enable more of you to get your house in order.
The main thing to remember is that the surprises will be on
the downside. The jobs report out in the morning should help
clear up the count. "
So we'll watch the first hours or two into trading. I
won't go on the very first market move since there's a reason
they call the first hour "the amateur hour".
Meantime, my commodity broker, JB Slear has started up a daily
preopen comment and this morning's is "Red
Also of Note
This being Friday and with many big stories, About the only
other two to mention in passing is the
powerhouse storm about to sock-it-to the East today and into
The other one is the earthquake. The predicted 8.0 and
above that was supposed to hit Portland according to one
seer/forecaster turned out to be a 6.0 off the northern
California coast. With Portland still standing, you get to
score this anyway you choose. I await a second forecast
and a new prediction. One point is not a trend around
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Buying Gold Yet?
In a word: No. But since this is Friday you get the long
answer: Reader wanted to find out if we're into a buy zone
for gold yet:
Can you believe that people are
still fleeing into the dollar? It’s like they are running to
the one room in the center of the burning house that doesn’t
have smoke in it yet. The DXY was up to 80.28 at my first
check this morning (3:30 AM…the puppies got active early). I
can’t seem to find a straight answer on whether Greece is
going to default and start the cascade or accept
restructuring with austerity and have a total political
meltdown. The EU bankers are smoking dope if they think
Germany is going to bail out the whole Mediterranean region.
I read that Spain is twice the burden of Greece, Portugal
and Ireland put together. I don’t know whether that is an
exaggeration or not. Today is going to be a good day to buy
Gold. I look forward to seeing what you have to say today.
I don't give financial advice! But IF we fire up
our hugely complex graphics program and take a couple of Kitco
charts (that's where I bought my lone gold coin, LOL) we'd see
that 1) there's a trend line which we can see in the one month
charts which to me (not you!) infers lower to come and
also that someone(s) saw yesterday coming and probably made
pretty good bucks on the $46 beat-down:
Remember, gold spiked up to $1,212 in December, so I keep my
credit card handy and Kitco's phone number in hand for just the
moment when I think a bottom is really in. Now? Not
in my opinion - but that's because I want to see if the $990
holds, or between now and summer if there might be further
beat-downs administered to shake out some of 'those of little
faith' which would allow the PTB to add to their positions
before the whole economic system hits the skids later this year.
More than 2-cents worth, but since you asked, that's how I see
it. Again - THIS IS NOT TRADING ADVICE!
Still, the longer-term decline in the dollar seems to be
reversing and so a rally to 0.80 vis-à-vis the basket can't be
ruled out, especially if the Eurozone is going to have a series
of financial IED's going off.
So follow my logic on this. So given that we're around
$0.73 this morning, that would infer a run of something near
8 3/4% rally, which means in my vastly simplified way of looking
at the economic world that I am expecting:
Gold pulling back to at least $980
The Dow coming down to the 9,400-9,500 range
Of course, this is just a dart thrown early before the CES jobs
adjustment got unveiled, but that my present trading plan.
The only thing that changes more than my trading plans, however,
is Elaine's choice of paint colors for the house and even then,
I sometimes run ahead.
Once we get there, i.e. Dow 9,500, then I may go long a
few selected stocks (via options) and then once the rally
targets are hit, roll over once again onto the short side of
Lots of times people ask me about entry points into trades that
I make and I seldom answer. Oh, sure, I will occasionally
tells Peoplenomics readers about this trade or that but only
after I enter and updated again after I exit so no nit-picky
regulator can accuse me of profiting from revealing my
trades...and that's all goodness so no problem.
But the remarkable thing is while everyone seems to want
to know my entry points nobody ever asks my exit
Howard Hill (www.mindonmoney.wordpress.com)
and I were talking about this last evening since one of my
short-term plays might be to buy 'aty-the-money'
call options at the depths of the current decline (today or
Monday maybe) on the cheap and then roll out of them in about 7
trading days (or so) going into the February options expiration
which comes on my birthday this year.
Howard thinks I'm nuts (not that he's wrong, mind you) and he
suggested as an alternative I consider buying one of the "Four
Horsemen" (of Bankpocalypse) since there's one which is still
priced like an option and about half its book value and his gut
is that it could return 20% in fairly short order (6-8 weeks).
It's why you oughta read Howard's column. Damn smart
fellow and generous to boot.
It was about here that I interrupted his thinking to remind him
that I can't envision anything more boring than a 20-25%
return in 6-8 weeks.
Howard - having the Big Name School math degree (but he didn't
go skulls which is a clue as to which school maybe, LOL) -
pointed out that if I'd make one 20% return trade a month, I
could end a year's worth of trading up nearly eight to nine
times my original stake.
True that, and maybe it's why Howard's house is much
larger than mine, but I like adventure, adrenaline, and the
riskier plays. Something about all those flashing lights
going off on one of the monitors. Gives me an excuse to
sit on my butt staring at a screen. Still, I figure if I
can make 40% returns in the same period, my year end return
would be closer to 56-times my grubstake. Magic of
compounding. Either that or the wild-eyed greed of unresolved
karmic issues. Or, whatever....
All this ambles around to something serious pros do and rank
amateurs don't: The pro has a defined entry
point for a trade as well as a defined exit point.
The amateur asks only for entry points. May I remind you:
Divine inspiration when to sell usually comes when the trade is
upside down and by then it's a little late.
Soooo...If you plan on making serious money, might I ever-so
humbly suggest that you get in the habit of writing down
before each trade what your entry and exit points are as
well as the "do not exceed levels" along the way?
Ure's Primary Trading Rule:
who trades and runs away has cash to trade another day."
Hurts having such discipline, but following it I clicked out of
half my put options yesterday when 10 puts purchased for $100
per contract hit $140 per contract Thursday afternoon, and yes,
that's a 40% trade entered on 1/12/2010 and exiting 2/4/2010.
The other one I closed out was 4 options at a different strike
entered 1/12/2010 for $170/option contract and closed yesterday
for $240 per contract. 41%.
Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. But I have been sitting
on the sidelines long enough that I'm no longer considered a
pattern day trader. Time to start buying a few of these
cheap lotto tickets as the markets panic?
With Maps of Global
A reader told us that the World Economic Forum has a mighty
Interconnections Map" online which is useful for figuring
out how one world event interacts with another.
I can't tell for sure but it looks like the map is a 2D
isolation off a mapping ap most likely done in the
ThinkMap platform. I showed you the p0latform back in
December, 2008 (scroll
down to VisualThesarus here.)
So yes, while the map looks cool in a static 2D display, it's
even cooler when you can pop up the 3D version and spin it,
rotating around, up, and under it...Even neater if it has
streaming news content and an emotional impact engine on it, but
presumably you don't get all the bells and whistles unless
you're in the WEF...still, the static display gives you the
Now make each one of the dots a multiple drill-down into the
supporting systems (markets, resources, manpower, politics &
religious sects, etc...)within each country and see if you can
get it on the store shelves at the $59 price point before
Christmas...and don't forget the RSS feed with risk ranker, OK?
Nice to see the ThinkMap ap being used...if that's indeed what
it is. The fonts and links look right.... I talked to
Cliff about rolling the web bot predictive modelspace over into
ThinkMap instead of using the IntelliCad LISP interface, and
while it would be keen and neato, doesn't gain anything at a
practical. Still would have been cool to have link maps
tying concepts in and changing over time, but the rickety time
machine isn't going to market.
Speaking of which!
The new RAID 3 X 9 is happily check-checking its heart out so
spiders oughta to be venturing forth in a few weeks and we may
get out first glimpse of web bot data around March 21st, or so.
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Peoplenomics This Week
of Social Engineering
I have only written about Directorate 153's social engineering
mission a couple of times previously; once when its existence could
be hypothecated in the wake of September 9/11 (Peoplenomics
#6, Dec. 1, 2001) and we covered the hypothetical hiring of a
new fellow at the Directorate - an economics/applicant named simply
Rick in our
September 5, 2004 report #150. As you'll recall, we
hypothecated that a new head of strategic economic planning for the
world's hidden perpetrators of 'peaceful war' had been hired from
senior global banking ranks in order to ensure social engineering
and orchestration of global banking went smoothly. In today's
report we look at how that project has been going or late
(hypothetically) and look ahead to future inflection points where
terrorism/social distracters may again be desired by the PTB.
Let me emphasize again, this is all hypothetical.
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Thursday February 4, 2010
Fear the Jobs Number, Steal the 'Net
Tomorrow's jobs report should be a masterful work of statistical
sleight of hand, if any of the reports going into this are
accurate. Take, for example, the report that "824,000
Jobs Will Disappear on Friday" that came out of Bloomberg on
At the root of this is something called
the CES Birth/Death
Model. It's a forecasting tool used by the Labor
Department to estimate the creation of jobs which would
otherwise not be counted since the assumption is that small
companies and startups don't get properly accounted for.
When you look at the Birth/Death model you can see how the
statistical 'confessional' last January took 356,000 jobs out of
the previous year's optimism.
A little quick time with a calculator shows that with the
exception of the January 2009 reduction of 356,000 jobs, the CES
Birth/Death Model alleged that 1,238,000 jobs had been 'created'
To expect this huge creation was going on in the private sector
seems absurd yet unabashedly, the CES numbers for 2009 claimed
(ex-January '09) that 154,000 construction jobs were created in
the midst of the housing collapse.
Equally rich: The CES Model would have us believe that
312,000 jobs were creased in leisure and hospitality - no doubt
from all those exotic vacations we could all afford in 2009.
Almost as good as: The 187,000 jobs created in the private
sector in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities while trucking
companies were going BK and the Ports were seeing major
Have a glass of well-fluoridated coffee and look at the price of
gold this morning (down) and the odds seem pretty good that the
Dow today and tomorrow will have a hard time holding onto this
week's gains by week's end when the reality of the jobs picture
But don't expect too much reality, too quickly: It
wouldn't be good for the sheep to come out and add back the
faulty CES estimates because they would push the reported
unemployment rate up around 10.7 to 10.8%. Can't have
that, now, can we?
The key number to watch tomorrow will be the civilian workforce
number. You see, in order to make December look like
things were improving, that number alleged that 661,000 fewer
people were in the workforce in December.
The GOOD NEWS is that when I read the report out of the UK that
surfers caught in a web of depression" suddenly made sense.
While the report posited this:
"But it was not clear whether using the internet causes
mental health problems, or whether people with mental health
problems are drawn to the internet."
Another answer comes to mind: The internet is a kind of
touchstone for reality seekers. Except the reality we find
on sites like the BLS/CES Birth/Death Model site isn't exactly
happy reading if you have half a brain and can find a
Notwithstanding: This does lay more and more foundation for
licensure of the Internet. You can see the PowersThatBe
trying to wrestle the 'free 'net" out of existence as fast as
they can, witness the story in the NY Times Wednesday that what
we need is a “driver’s
licenses” for the Internet to counter online fraud, hackers and
espionage, a Microsoft executive suggests."
Next thing that will come is government reviewed content and
restrictions on socioeconomic critics. Could that be one reason
why we see such a drop-off in linguistic structures for the
Internet from late 2011 onward?
The Communications Act of 1934 was the analog in the First
Depression. I expect here in the Second Depression that
the 'Netstapo' will be forming up any old time now. From
the September 1929 market peak to
the June 1934 roll-out of the Communications Act which
allowed the PowersThatBe to squash dissident broadcasters in the
Depression and consolidated social control via the radio
networks (and later television) took almost five years.
So all you need to get the timing of the seizure of the Internet
right is a calendar and a click over to Yahoo Finance's
historical monthly Dow data to find how to count out four year
9-months to when it's all due to hit this time.
Of course, this will all take a little work,
since Australia's attempts to stifle the 'Net have resulted -
for now - in their government backing off plans to hijack the
'net for the PTB there.
What does it mean? If you're trying to infer what's ahead,
a check of last week's Peoplenomics report "The 'Art' of Social
Engineering" spells it out clearly. And just this
week we see confirmation in the mainstream press that "Intelligence
officials 'certain' U.S. will be attacked in the next six months".
Need more evidence? Why sure!
"Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyber attacks".
Expect in time licensing of spiders and off html/ftp activities
first, but just watch where it goes... "Police
want backdoor to Web users' private data" says a CNET report
I can forecast with better than 50-50 odds that when 'terrorist'
attack comes (once the reality of Depression 2 starts becoming
obvious - when the Dow sinks under 7,000 again BTW) that the
perps will be 'found to be using the net' and that will lead to
a massive PTB hype campaign promoting net regulation and
control. I can hardly wait to see how the 'regulations'
will be crafted not so much to limit terrorists from embedding
codes in .JPEG's and such, but how the PTB will try to shut down
sites which reveal their inner workings and which alert the
public to the dangers of runaway government which long ago
escaped the grasp of the electorate's control.
And the study that reported the Brits think the net may draw
mentally challenged folks? LOL....yeah sure, you
Truth-seeking is now an illness. Gee, that makes analyzing
financial markets easier, doesn't it? No need to bother
with reality any longer. The world's a sim and we are all
but avatars, Citizen.
Morning Numbers Check
Market futures were down some earlier following overseas
federal debt ceiling is tracking to bust limit by the end of
Who needs jobs, if productivity can go up fast enough, huh?
business sector labor productivity increased at a 6.2
percent annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2009,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This
gain in productivity reflects increases of 7.2 percent in
output and 1.0 percent in hours worked. (All quarterly
percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted
annual rates.) This was the first quarterly increase in
hours worked since the second quarter of 2007 (0.9 percent).
Productivity increased 5.1 percent over the last four
quarters—more than during any similar period since output
per hour rose 6.1 percent from the first quarter of 2001 to
the first quarter of 2002 (chart 1, table A). Labor
productivity is calculated by dividing an index of real
output by an index of the combined hours worked of all
persons, including employees, proprietors, and unpaid family
Earnvanna: A mythical land from the Olde Testament of the
Church of the Almighty Dollar where productivity and profits go
up infinitely while employment costs go to zero (see chart
above) resulting in a wonderful state of being for the promoters
of globalism who search the world spreading the Gospel of Free
Trade so long as they get a piece of the labor rate spreads so
long as the Swiss, Caymanian, and Turks' banks don't out them.
I knew the jobless number
was going to be up unexpectedly when it wasn't promptly
posted on the Labor Department site this morning. Bad news
travels slow before the open of markets. Pure
coincidental, you understand...
The retailers are starting to weigh in...and an AP story
report modest gains for January" but just what that means is
a little murky and we'll have to get more detail.
Problem is when retailers talk about small gain, are they
talking about gains in unit sales which is different than a gain
in cash sales especially if we don't back out inflation from
year ago numbers...you can hype this six ways to Sunday and
still have a defensible position.
ECB and BoE have left rates unchanged. Obviously, to
move anything in the delicate/precarious position of the global
financial picture would upset things...
Here's an assortment of stuff that may have no bearing on your
life but which makes the mainstream to keep the distraction
"Peter Piper picked a pig of pickled peckers..." leaving
biotech researchers to wonder "How many pickled peckers were
on the pig that Peter Piper picked?"
Drop by tomorrow for the biotech adventures of Dick & Jane...
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Every now and then - as a writer - there's a chance that
something will be ,'skipped over' which the writer thinks is
terribly apparent on the face of it, but upon reflection is
based on the writer's near certain knowledge that the reader
will be able to keep up with dot-connecting at near warp speed.
That doesn't often happen, so this morning (*with apologies for
not laying out the dots in more obvious fashion in Wednesday's
report) I'm going to hand a little more meat on the concept of
"Depression-Era Thinking Visible, which was the top story/most
important concept change I noticed on Wednesday morning.
To make this easy, I'm going to actually throw down a whole
bunch of dots for you and lead you through the connections to
The January 24 issue of Peoplenomics made it perfectly clear
what my expectations are for the present period forward
several years...as we slide to the bottom of the Second
"Decline starts here, doesn't end this year and we see Down
under 4,000 before the year is out. A bounce early next year
after a low this year of....hand me a dart, wouldja?
Uh...3765.8 on the Dow. Then a rally to (another
dart?)....uh....7,223.79 and then a Wave 5 decline to Dow
Since that report, although we've
seen a couple of rally attempts, the market hasn't gone much of
anywhere and the put options I bought have been up as much as
27% although in fairness, they're presently up less than 10%.
Nevertheless (and this is not trading advice so don't
whine at me later, you're a grown up and your money is yours to
deploy as you will), it seems to me that the majority of the
bounce off the March 2009 lows has a better than even chance of
being IT and a longer deeper decline lays ahead.
Some very good people I know...I
mean extremely bright, talented, innovative folks in the
money field have lost their jobs. One writes the most
www.mindonmoney.wordpress.com and the other, Trader Jim
Goulding got pink-slipped this week up in bond fields of
The thing about Trader Jim's being
cut loose that bothers me is that I've told you many times about
his excellent free ebook "Winter
is Coming". He's an excellent trader and trading
coach, yet he reports that when it comes to hiring nowadays
up in Chicagoland Bond Trading World, the only folks in high
demand are "quants" - quantitative analysts - who might be able
to squeeze fractions of pennies on massive volume, but strategic
trading? Forgitaboutit. Not in vogue.
is on line here if you know anyone who needs a group of
traders managed or some serious risk management handled.
My observation (and it may be
wrong) based on dozens of similar dots over the past year or two
is that there is a fundamental change in how investing is
handled in play.
We saw it coming along slowly at
first as some of the major stats like M3 was "disappeared" by
the Fed. True, it's been reincarnated by Trader Bart over
at Now and Futures, but don't go looking there before you've
annualized change rate for M3 is now running about 4% negative
on an annualized basis.
Do I have to scream this at you?
"DEFLATION IS OUT THERE!!!"
Which is why I have been telling
anyone who will listen that my personal strategy (nut not
advice) is to balance your risks so as to be
impervious to a high rate of inflation or a high rate of
Which is why some money on
property which can produce a little bit of income, some money in
US Treasuries (as long as government is intact, they should have
some return) and some precious metals to balance off the risk
that government will have to resort to hyper-inflation in a year
(or three) to create enough jobs to propel us out of the mess
we're sinking into.
A reader looked at yesterday's
report and sent in a note which needs clarification:
"What escapes the
discussion is a fundamental problem of economics: IF people
really DO cut back on their spending, it actually LENGTHENS
the amount of time taken to recover. Sometimes best to shut
Say what? The Prez is not
allowed to speak about values that made this country great?
It certainly is not consumption,
borrowing to the hilt and indiscriminate spending. Is that
not what got us into trouble in the first place? Have you
looked at the exploding debt, relative to GDP since 1998?
Every crisis was counteracted with more easy money from Easy
Al and Ben. So what's wrong with saving rather than
continuing to consume and deferring the burden unto our
children? It is precisely this now-now-ism that got us into
this mess in the first place.
Want to be clear here: I'm
not critical of the Obama administration's 'you don't go to
Vegas'...I'm simply saying that we're seeing a process -
Nicholas Kondratieff thought was unavoidable: At some
point the return to core values (thrift & savings) collide with
the desires of the bankster class and one faction of the PTB
that wants to follow the myth of prodigious and persistent
growth and deny the reality of economic cyclicity which the
return to Depression Era "Thinking brings.
This is neither good nor
bad. It just is.
Jim Goulding's work in "Winter is
Coming" suggests the bottom of the present 'recession turned
Depression' won't be along until sometime around 2014. I'm
not trying to be critical of the Obama administration on
economic policy (that'd be too easy). Instead, I'm trying
to chronicle as we go how the rhyme with the first
depression is laying out in this one and note that in Depression
1.0 government officials tried to guide financial behavior and
it could be argued that their policy responses just made things
The reality - best I can see it for
all the media fog - is that this administration knows that the
only way to kick-start the economy is with a whole lot of
easy money but they lack the political capital to do what's
necessary and with headlines about how marginal democrats are
starting to distance themselves in campaigns this year, and
folks like Nouriel Roubini using terms like "political capital"
it's evident to me that we're now into the acceleration to the
downside of Depression 2.
Whether people want to get straight
and come to terms with that reality is another matter. My
main point was that pushing thrift now from the highest policy
levels amounts to stepping on the gas in a car that's just gone
over a cliff. May not change the outcome, but it draws
attention to who took over as driver once the car was clear of
the cliff's rim which happened in Bushtober of 2008.
No, UrbanSurvival is not a place of
"now-now-isms" that got us into this mess.. It's about
watching the economy, driven off cliff, estimating its
trajectory, figuring out an approximate landing zone, and then
trying to figure out in advance how to crawl out of the
No hurry, though. If Jim
Goulding's right, Robin Landry's work is right, my consigliore's
work is right, and if my own well documented writings here are
anywhere near right, we'll be in decline for a couple of more
years. Or has the reality of the 'jobless recovery'
somehow escaped you, or hasn't it sunk in yet?
A couple of days back (or was it
last week?) I had a link to an airport runway which when viewed
with Google Earth seemed to be packed with vehicles. But a
reader who looked at the strange places were there were no
vehicles inferred something else:
"George, when I first looked at
"closed" base and saw the SUVs parked on runways...first
thought was it looked like the old computer punch code
cards, why are there gaps in the grouping of the cars? why
not fill in and why leave a space behind. if you were to get
a vehicle they would come from the sides, not middle ????
Lacking our ability to make scalar
communications system, are we trying to communicate something to
off-worlders by laying our vehicles on a closed airport runway
in punch card fashion? Makes a helluva plot for
Ever wonder why the US conducted
nuclear tests in the Aleutians? Why
the Nannikin test was done? Interesting story from a
"please keep names out
of this, but, a very good friend was one of the engineers
working for (COMPANY NAMED) that did the test on Amchitka.
At one time I owned a very interesting cassette tape from
this friend and a number of his drunken fellow engineers
laughing about the (then) up coming test. They were placing
the warhead directly on a pressure spot in the fault line
and fully anticipated engaging a stress reducing earthquake
as a result. There was quite a bit of conjecture about tidal
waves, etc. Needless to say, the thing went boom and nothing
happened. The pressure spot was still there.
A year or so later they were
conducting an underground test at the Nevada Test Site.
During the countdown at about minus 10 there suddenly began
a shaking of the control room. The test was aborted and
everyone was somewhat panicked thinking that the device had
gone prematurely. Nope, just an earthquake. After
reinspection, etc., the test was performed a couple of days
later with not nearly the ground effect of the small quake.
My friend said that it was really sobering, as if Someone
was trying to show them Who really had the Power.
Great column! Read it mostly
every day. Thanks for the good work - and hopefully better
typo control. LOL
Best laid plans of mice and men....
Wednesday February 3,
There's a fair bit of
controversy going on about "President
Obama again criticizes trips to Las Vegas" which (no
surprise) is making gigantic headlines in where? Las
Vegas, of course.
What got Obama in trouble
with Vegasites and Chamberites was saying that when times are
tough "You don't going buying a boat when you can barely pay
your mortgages. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas
when you're trying to save for college." Hmmm...common
What escapes the
discussion is a fundamental problem of economics: IF
people really DO cut back on their spending, it actually
LENGTHENS the amount of time taken to recover.
Sometimes best to shut up.
Which is exactly what turns an economic recession into an
economic Depression. When a recession recovery begins,
people promptly forget about the 'bad times' and go about their
previous free-spending ways. That creates consumption and
that creates what? Jobs, velocity of money, and you can
wander back over into virtuous cycle feedback fairly quickly.
Print money and off you go - plenty of demand for it.
What's going on now,
however, is the whole nation is tipping toward the reciprocal of
virtuosity... This as we just passed a tipping point
(invisible to most) where people start becoming thoughtful
about their spending if not outright afraid.
Velocity crashes, manufacturing backs up, pricing power
evaporates and along comes deflation. Oops!
While the president
thinks he's making economic sense (thrift and savings) by
telling people to actually save for a rainy day, he may
want to consider that he's actually keeping employment low in
the hospitality industry and so forth. That means pressure
on airlines, car rental outfits (which impact Detroit, right?)
and so forth.
Economies are almost
never static. A sector that's not expanding is
shrinking and with the last Fed G.19 report showing credit card
spending dropping at nearly 20% per year, that's bound to
have continued impacts on the service sector and so forth.
About the safest bet I
can think of in politics now is that someone will have to
be offered to the increasingly angry public as a sort of 'human
sacrifice' to appease voters. A number of candidates for
this political sacrifice come to mind (Geithner, Summers, et al)
and the replacement actor who is making a lot of headlines right
now might be someone like Paul Volker.
Speaking of which, you
he is taking a firm stand against banks doing too much
speculating that doesn't benefit investment clients?
I don't look for Volker
to make his move yet...more likely, he'll wait till the tide of
economic history has started to swing a little more clearly.
Although he gets a lot of credit for "Whip Inflation Now" back
when, the reality is that a lot of economic geniuses are so
ordained simply for being in the right place at the right time.
Just like Summers &
Geithner, et al, are in the right place at about precisely the
wrong time and we collapse toward the bottom of D2.
Next Round of
My consigliore called
yesterday and explained how the next round of layoffs - which
has the potential to be huge - will be in state and local
governments. All a matter of falling property values and
with it will come declines in tax revenues.
Unlike Uncle, of
course, where "Largest-over
federal payrool to hit 2.15 million" is about to
happen. They have the printing press which helps.
California is out of the
limelight (for the past few weeks) but "As
feds stiff state, budget crisis deepens" warns a Dan Walters
piece in the Fresno Bee.
Florida where the governor's budget assumptions are being
Nevada where 300 state workers are likely to get pink slipped...
And in....well, you got
the idea, huh? This is what double-dips on the
slippery-slip come from - and why we'll be seeing
some kind of human sacrifices offered up by Washington this
year. Sacrificial scapegoating we'd called it back in the
newsroom days. Some things never change.
Change? Did someone
ADP job report says companies cut fewer than their forecast
22,000 jobs in January. no, there's no growth
yet, so I wouldn't be holding a block party over this. Maybe I
will get my reversal to the downside today which will get wave 5
to the downside rolling.
number comes later today along with the energy stocks report if
my handy-dandy crib notes are correct.
Pays to Be A
"Outrageous!" Yes, but
those AIG super-compensation bonuses are 'legal' says a federal
OK, fine. How much
has all the genius and posturing cost when a $500/hour
employment comp lawyer would have given the same answer in what,
2-hours of staff time?
Repeat after me:
Moody's figures that bad bank debt is not declining - Nope!
Likely to rise for another year according to a Telegraph
report... Say, is that an echo I hear? Listen
Show time! Show time!
OK, OK, relax.
People have been sending me emails all morning about the
headline that "Solar storms threaten Olympics blackout" at the
London 2012 games.
Pardon me while I just
chuckle at this. First of all, the current sunspot check
www.spaceweather.com shows what? One lousy
Now, what does this mean?
Simply that Solar Cycle 24 is way slow getting started.
I mean way slow. Slower than Obama 'change' slow.
Slower than 'transparency'. Slower than 'balanced budget'
slow...(I could go on, but you get the idea, right?)
Here's the deal.
Solar cycles are 11.5 years or so in length (and yes, they
correspond to the 11-11.5 year economic cycle which can be
observed in California real estate and Juglar's work (which was
8.5-11 if I remember right). (Why these don't get tied to
sunspots is beyond me.....)
So, I assume you've read
the papers which are widely available that the peak of
solar flare risk is on what? The backside of the cycle
which puts the risk of a major flare predominately 5.5
years into a cycle and more likely around 6.5 years into a
Which means what?
Well, seeing as the bottom of Cycle 23/24 is still being formed
and looks to be drawing out much longer than anyone expected,
I'm not putting on the tinfoil hat and installing
diodes on my beard trimmer until mid...oh...what's '09 +5?
And the longer the bottom
takes, the more Mr. Ure will be able to take advantage of
falling diode prices. Sheesh! "The sky is
falling, the sky is falling! And I must find a surge protector!"
Apparently, sheep do
poorly at astronomy and physics.
Who's Afraid of
A panicky reader is
worried about the possible 3-4 feet of snow around
Charlottesville, Virginia expected later this week:
"I have been told the
Virginia Dept of Transportion had a meeting this morning in
Charlottesville where they were briefed on the distinct
possibility this one storm could dump over 40 inches of snow
between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
That's up to my wife's shoulders
Anyway, its snowing like crazy
now, so we'll see by tomorrow morning if we get that 4-6
inches tonight and will keep you posted.
While suggesting local
residents just 'chill', we will go so far as to grant a gold
star for headline writing to The Hook which headlines "Snowmageddon:
Friday in Charlottesville..." I like it - a lot...
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Clusters of Strangeness
Problems down at the WuJo
keeping up with all the high strangeness, not the least of which
were all the orb pictures people sent me.
Which gets me to the
first point of this morning's update: While Mr. Esoteric
is in the high powered aquisition of new ways to behold Universe
at all times - which implies an open mind - he is always
balanced by Mr. Science who says "Open mind, yes, but not so
open as to have your brains fall out..."
One set of 'orb' pictures
I reviewed was such an obvious set of doctored pics that I
wondered how anyone could fall for them being as purported.
But, to be sure, there were some that seemed straight-ahead
"Yup, that could be one..." but even these are not conclusive
in any sense since I'm not actually buying into 'orbs'
until I see some face-to-face, or at least take the pictures
myself with known camera gear under known conditions and tear it
apart with the latest from Corel and Adobe (Photo-Paint and
Photoshop) which I keep on hot standby for events like people
telling me that this picture is this, or that picture is some
space goat entail or whatever.
Remember: Open Mind,
Skeptical Always. Remember the state motto of Missouri.
hint if you need it by scrolling down a ways here...)
Speaking of which, I have
to stop mentioning Missouri. In one of may manic marketing
moments I sent the State a note suggesting an updated motto more
friendly to building tourism dollars. I suggested what?
Never heard back from
If you're not rolling on
the floor (or yelping from spilling coffee) you have absolutely
no sense of humor. Read it aloud a few times and see if
the lights come on, or if anyone is home upstairs.
A little more intriguing,
while I run around snapping flash pictures all over the ranch at
night (much to the consternation of the goats who are sure
(again) that I've 'lost it', is the report of high strange out
of Oztralia. Folks on the net there have been writing up
all kinds of copy (and snapping screen captures) of supposed
'radar anomalies'' lately.
Our Ozstralia regional
WuWu correspondent sends this...
"You want to know
JUST how odd it was here in Australia today???
The electronics all over the
house went nuts, the wifi connection for my computer reset
itself again and again (and it's been acting nutso for
almost a week now), my cameras (which all have computer
sensors in them) stopped working and then later resumed all
functions, my electronic flash unit stopped and then later
restarted, and the icing on the cake was when the emergency
flashers on the station wagon suddenly started flashing just
before dinner time and the car hadn't even been driven for
The cat came in the house this
morning and he was really, really agitated and he never left
my side all day -- following me to and fro between the
cottage and the studio. And he kept 'talking' all day to let
me know that he was quite upset about something. The last
time I saw him like this was 2 years ago on the 100-plus
degree day that my husband Mark got bitten by a poisonous
snake and the snake also killed our Burmese Gigi.
Mark and I knew something was
wrong all day -- it was like the air was a gel consistency
and you had to work at moving through the density of it.
Throughout the day we had to keep stopping ourselves and
doing little mental corrections so we didn't absorb the
energy or get stroppy with one another. And I knew straight
away that it was something external.
When I had the flash unit cease
working tonight and then the car flashers started blinking
all by themselves within 20 minutes of each other, I told
Mark, "This is NOT coming from us! There is something going
on out there in the world!"
I don't have time to read all of
the forums and alternative news sources to keep up to date
with this stuff nowadays -- but it was quite apparent from
my own inner sensing that things were being 'toyed with' out
there in the planetary atmosphere. If this isn't HAARP, it
certainly is something equally insidious and it is frankly
appalling that people's lives are being toyed with in this
We've got a couple of
candidates for 'source of high strangeness' on the radar (pun
intended, sorry). One is this persistent rumor on the 'net
that there will be a major earthquake around 11 AM this morning
(or is it tomorrow?) on the US west coast somewhere, which will
be an 8.0 or some-such.
While we've been
terrifically accurate with our own earthquake predictions based
on the rickety time machine (example:
China quake call within a three days) but there doesn't seem
to be much threat of "Big Ones" until after July 7 by that
On the other hand, if we
indeed do get something north of say a 6.5 today or tomorrow
around 11 AM, then the source of this particular quake
prediction will go up several notches in credibility.
Meantime, the quake is
,supposedly to be nearest to Portland, Oregon. The hell of
it is, that when made, such predictions (Feb 3 instead of Feb.
6) gain lots of traction on the net because it sometimes seems
people don't have enough to worry about. Like tax
hikes, the national debt, multiple wars, pink slips flying all
over and the soaring cost of groceries wasn't enough.
Either that, or there has
been so much mental energy put into this particular meme that
something relatively routine (6.0 or under) would be declared
"IT" and the effects of prayer will be credited with making it
smaller than the 8.0+ which has been so widely bandied about.
Not to put down prayer -
or any other way of manipulating the template of The Field in
any way, shape, or form, but seems to me that if it's a smallish
quake that could just have easily been created by pushing
the templates of The Field/kalapas around, know what I mean?
if not5, run over
to Amazon and pick up a copy of "How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
" and review the chapters on how humans - equipped with dandy patterns
recognition skills - can actually "make up" patterns that
aren't really there.
On the other hand, an 8.0
felt anywhere in Oregon today is a statistical improbability and
that would impress me greatly. However, be advises, I
don't impress easily and under a 6.0? Forgitaboutit.
I think I've mentioned
that one of the joys of coming out to my office in the morning,
sitting down with a 24 ounces of coffee and writing up this
running commentary on money, Universe, and the missteps of the
great Dance Instructor is that I have multiple monitors on my
Four to be exact.
So I can watch a market
ticker on the left screen, have a 64-bit browser open on the
right side of #2/middle, FrontPage on the left side of #2,
Outlook and weather/time/date gadgets on #3 and network
monitors, intrusion attempts and so forth on #4. A 32-bit
version of Internet exploder is on #1 in case I want to see
something in Flash whichj seems not to work on 64-bit exploder.
Reason for laying this
out for you is to explain that by simply plugging in an
additional screen (if you have a spare video out, as on a
laptop) you can utilize the extended desktop feature of Windows.
So you can have material on one screen, and should you wish,
just drag it to the other. Dandy for writing reports while
looking at a spreadsheet, marketing plan, or running SQL queries
(little early for that, though) on the other screed while your
word processing hums along on t'other.
Why mention it again this
morning? Because as part of rampant deflation, the price
of LCD monitors is collapsing. I have three matched
24" Sceptre's that came in at $160 each. And I got an
email this morning that
CompUSA has $99 18.5" monitors on sale.
TigerDirect's overstock page features some 22" monitors (refurbs)
Ever since I got hooked
on multiple screen computing back in 2001, or so, I would never
live any other way. It makes work fly past and it's just a
lot more efficient way of operating.
There is one
drawback...and only one: When people came into my office I
would have to peer around a pile of monitors to see them.
A simple rearranging of furniture ended that LCD-lined foxhole
Even visiting Panama
Bates has two monitors now, the regular one on his laptop and an
extended monitor above it. Works like a charm.
Mr. Ure's Birthday
In light of the horrible
condition of the economy, I've decided to recommend only
CraigsList items for you to send me for my birthday this year.
Here's an ideal one. (See the pix...nice ride, fo sho)
Power From the People
Say, yesterday I was
moaning about my high electric bill and a reader wondered if I
was selling anything to the local power company off our solar
system. Nope. Consuming that, too.
Nevertheless, the reader
makes a dandy point in that IF I had an amount of power to sell
back compared to what I consumed, the local utility would still
get the upper hand since they charge all kinds of things that
residential solar types don't charge them.
Think about it:
The local utility charges a "power correction factor" so on a
seasonal basis they charge more per KWhr because of their higher
costs, and then there's all kinds of taxes, too.
"You oughta be charging
them taxes back..." suggests our egalitarian reader.
Fine point, that...
One Second Thought
...send the money to your
local food bank. "Hunger
in America jumps to 'unprecedented' 46 percent."
Wonder if there has been
a corresponding downturn in the weight-loss industry?
Including the ones of this page here...
Tuesday February 2, 2010
The Monday rally was
pretty much predictable in the markets. The happy-talk
worked (look surprised, ok?) and the Dow tacked on 118 points to
the upside Monday, right on plan.
futures are up in anticipation of the Housing report, but
looking ahead, the rally may be one to fade since once the
housing number is in, what's left for an encore? Car and truck
sales today may offer hints. If all goes according to
schedule, we'll turn down today or tomorro3w and then with a
Friday decline, we'll be set to rally again next Monday.
Like things ever work out so neatly.
Meantime there are a few
folks who see the problems of this Depression as analogs to the
Robin Landry's watching
to see if this is a wave 2 up (which would be clear somewhere
north of 10,260) or whether it's a wave 4...I'll let you know
tomorrow if this gets resolved on the technical side in today's
Hershey earnings are out - and impressive.
Always liked food stocks
and utilities during depressions. Not a recommendation to buy
anything, but certainly something to think about.
More than Poppies
You see where
geological reserves of Afghanistan are now valued in excess of a
trillion dollars? Oil, minerals and drugs -
what's not to fight for?
Spies Versus Spies
You saw where a supposed
CIA black-ops crew was popped in what was first painted as a
burglary of senator Mary Landrieu's office? Getting hard
to tell who's on what side, anymore,; isn't it?
Oh, claims a critic of
the UK's involvement in the Iraq War that the
"UK cabinet 'misled' over Iraq war".
You mean the Niger
uranium docs were fakes? You mean Schwarzkopf wanting to
go all the way to Baghdad the first time made sense? Well,
golly...how about that.
Still, can't expect a
nation of soapbox standers to wake up all at once.
As the Climate Turns
I see where the British
press is still rooting out Climategate under headlines like "Strange
case of moving weather posts and a scientist under siege".
See also how "Leaked
climate change emails - scientist 'hid' data flaws..."
Had Our Phil of
Not really - seems
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday and you know what
than means in Gobbler's Knob, right? (Go rent "Groundhog
Day" if you're not keeping up...
Here's the scoop: I think
Homeland Security ought to investigate this groundhog fellow as
a terrorist. Why, already there's talk about how "Heavy
rain in Miami forces changes in Super Bowl plans."
My theory - and I'm
sticking with this - is that the Pennsylvania rat is wreaking
terror on football fans. All in favor of changing from
pigskin to groundhog skin raise your hands! Hasn't someone
seen this rat in a Steelers' jersey?
OK, ignore the radiation
problem of the Van Allen Belt just for a minute and go read the
story about how "Politicians
fight to keep America's moon mission alive..." Oh, and
as long as you're going there, look carefully at the picture of
the spacecraft over the moon - and tell me where the light
source is? There should only be one - and the shadows
don't match where the light source is according to the earth in
background...with me on this?
"OK, so what's really
going on George?"
First, the Van Allen
radiation issue raised by anti-moonists, doesn't make sense.
A trip through the Van Allen Belt in a spacecraft over a day's
time is no big deal since the
annual exposure is 2,500 rem which pencils to 6.8 rem
for a whole day and
that's a no real impact dose.
Hate to ruin a good
conspiracy theory with a pencil. On the other hand, the
picture of the spacecraft over the moon with earth in background
doesn't look right because I can place the Sun (which is far
enough away to be essentially a single vanishing point) to make
the shadows you see...so at least the conspiracy theory door is
still open a few inches.
Best guess? The
Black Ops budgets come funneled in part through NASA and the PTB
of that faction don't want their money cut off.
Just a guess, but worth
keeping in mind to see how events hang. You know the
drill: Come up with preposterous theory, watch events, if
they are consistent with preposterous theory, then keep
preposterous theory until disproven.
To scan, or not to
scan...that is the question. Well, maybe not quite.
are afoot to keep people who refuse full-body scans from flying
at all. Your body or your flight, huh?
the head of Newfoundland/Labrador coming to the US for heart
surgery, we might want to ask "If national healthcare is
soooo bloody good in Canada, why's this guy coming here?"
Like we often say,
"What's good for the goose is good for the Newfies..."
Biting the Hand
Here's a fine example of
humans working together: "Haiti
earthquake: voodoo high priest claims aid monopolised by
And this is an issue
because...help me here?
Can We Pass Math?
"Coast-to-coast double-digit college tuition hikes" are
spiking up all over the place, notices MSNBC.
Several reasons for this:
Lots of anxious students who think that a higher
education will ensure them a job. Nope.
Then we have congress
which thinks money sp3ent on higher ed will come back to bolster
the economy. Guess again...or Sorry Charley.
Flu2 4 U
You are, I trust,
watching North Carolina where the Flu2 is being hatched out in
what's called the "Duke death cluster'?
linguistics may be somewhat off in that we expected the release
of Flu2-2screwU to be released at the Winter Olympics,
but we'd consider it a fit/fill if it were to pop
contemporaneous to the Olympics...there is, after all, no
book on this crap.
So, stand by for big Flu2
by Feb. 12. Meantime, stories like "Swine
flu count plagued by flawed data" are just probably
softening us up for Flu2.
My, ain't social
engineering fun? I mean, wouldn't it be if it were real,
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With WuJo Tuesday
The WuJo is our little
mental arts dojo where the School of Economic/Objective Reality
meets on the mat of combat with the School of Esoteric
Reality and we all get to practice 'flipping out' together.
We begin with a few gentle tosses of concept, advance to the
intermediate "What If's?" and from there it's only a hop, skip,
and a jump into full-blown mental combat with the 'in our face'
Our first match-up in
this morning's exhibition involves (as the challenger) a new
report on "orbs" which will be matched with the reigning
Shall we strike the gong
and get it on?
"Hey George, my name
is Jeff. I'm from the wonderful state of New Jersey : )...
been reading urbansurvival since summer of '08... The reason
I'm writing is this... My girlfriend took a picture at her
work a few days ago... Anyhow, in one of the pictures there
is an orb floating over her left shoulder... We've had
paranormal experiences before and at first I was quick to
dismiss this as just a dust particle or something. Then she
zoomed in on the picture and there are clearly numerous
faces within the orb. The first, most noticeable is a smiley
face... Upon sharpening and rotating the image there appears
to be several human faces. One looks to be a woman or
cherubic figure and the other is the profile of a man. I
came online hoping to somehow 'spin' the picture like the
crop circles you did a while back but I couldn't figure out
how. I've included the pictures for you to check out. The
only problem is that for some reason the picture is only
clear in the program iPhoto, which is the way it looks in
the camera when you zoom in. When we put the photo in
photoshop it didn't come out nearly as clear for some
reason. Not sure if this'll make it into the WuJo or not.
Keep up the good work!"
representative just ran out of the WuJo screaming this can't be
so.... with many apologies I'll have to stand in.
Here at the WuJo we keep
a decent camera around to take pictures of students flipping
out...so we've put it on the Master List of Sh^t ToDo to snap
some pix around the ranch at various times of night. We've
seen enough from The Orb Society videos on YouTube (like
this one) to get us to wondering "What is going on here?"
circumstantial] evidence that there is something out of
the ordinary going on and it has been ascending very slowly for
perhaps 30-years. An increase in crop circles, an increase
personal vivid/lucid/prophetic dreams, the odd UFO sighting, and
so forth that I'm inclined to put some technology on task to see
if there's anything to be seen.
While 'science' would
argue that 'orbs' are nothing more than camera artifacts (and
yeah, I understand lens apparitions - no problem - there are
enough orb reports that I've started to spec out the tools I'll
Elaine's 12. 1 MP
digital SLR camera seems like it ought to be able to catch
thingies in the night just fine.
I've got Corel X4
tools ready for image zooming, clipping, and so forth if
anything looks interesting...
The fun part of the WuJo
is that we can afford to walk into our personal research with no
expectations one way, or the other. You're aware, of
course, that under quantum physics, observer expectation states
can have a huge impact on what the experiment returns as
a result, so an unimpeded mind open to a vast spectrum of
possible 'right answers' should get good results.
More than anything, what
strikes me about this particular orb report is the 'faces'
aspect of it. What IF there really was a collision
between two universes eons ago? What IF the events
of 2012 (2011?) are not the horrific meltdown of the economy or
money-crazed countries lobbing nukes about, but something vastly
more subtle and yet meeting all criteria?
For example, what IF
when people die, they really go to remnants of that 'other
universe' and the energy that some describe as 'soul' simply
transcend to a different plane of existence with a
different set of rules of everything: physics, conduct, direct
manipulation of reality....you know - the Big Stuff?
Energy - we are all
taught - can neither be created nor destroyed. It can,
however be transformed. The speed of an airplane can be
converted into altitude, electricity can be converted into heat,
cold, and work. And so forth.
Snopes.com captures the ultimate problem of WuJo students by
labeling as TRUE a report that "A physician once placed
dying patients upon a scale in order to measure the weight of
the human soul."
Looking up the alleged
measurer of soul weights,
Wikipedia describes Dr. Duncan McDougall's work in Haverhill,
Massachusetts this way:
"In 1907, MacDougall
weighed six patients while they were in the process of dying
from tuberculosis in an old age home. It was relatively easy
to determine when death was only a few hours away, and at
this point the entire bed was placed on an industrial sized
scale which was apparently sensitive to the gram. He took
his results (a varying amount of perceived mass loss in most
of the six cases) to support his hypothesis that the soul
had mass, and when the soul departed the body, so did this
mass. The determination of the soul weighing 21 grams was
based on the average loss of mass in the six patients within
minutes or hours after death. Other studies were soon put
forward to confirm the results. Experiments on mice and
other animals took place. Most notably the weighing upon
death of sheep seemed to create mass for a few minutes which
later disappeared. The hypothesis was made that a soul
portal formed upon death which then whisked the soul away.
MacDougall also measured fifteen
dogs in similar circumstances and reported the results as
"uniformly negative," with no perceived change in mass. He
took these results as confirmation that the soul had weight,
and that dogs did not have souls. It should be noted that
MacDougall's scientific methodology in conducting these
experiments has been the target of criticism. In March
1907, accounts of MacDougall's experiments were published in
the New York Times and the medical journal American
Although generally regarded
either as meaningless or considered to have had little if
any scientific merit, MacDougall's finding that the
human soul weighed 21 grams has become a meme in the public
consciousness. It lent itself to the title of the film 21
Fast forward from 1907 to
my new directoring days of 1977. It was about in here that
I had a chance to interview Dr. Raymond Moody who had just
written a great book called "Life After Life" in which he
interviewed people who had just experienced death for a short
As you may be aware,
there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people
walking about who claim to have encountered the "Other Side" of
life thanks to first-rate advances in CPR and programs like
Medic One program in Seattle.
The highlight of Moody's
research into Life After Life was listing the nine most
frequently reported commonalities of the death or Near Death
Experience (and return):
sounds such as buzzing
a feeling of
peace and painlessness
a feeling of
traveling through a tunnel
a feeling of
rising into the heavens
people, often dead relatives
spiritual being such as
review of one's life
reluctance to return to life
What impressed Moody (and
other researchers since) is that when people come back from
NDE's they often make major changes in the conduct of their
While many of the
reductionist/science[olde] school argue that the commonalities
of NDE's are readily explained by the brain's apparent
production of demethlytryptamine (DMT) when oxygen-deprived (as
in what happens at death) [pharmacological
"Aha! Caught you!"
argue the Reductionists. They also go on to do deep
exploration of hallucinogens are point out that like any
psychedelic experience, the religious expression of heaven &
hell may be nothing more than an ancient way of describing "good
trip/bad tip" while DMT'ed out.
Except for one itsy-bitsy
problem: Researchers (after Moody, et al) began placing
symbols on cards which were placed on top of cabinets and
other places where they would not be visible to anyone in
a trauma surgery, and wouldn't you know it? Some of
the people who encountered NDE's in these rooms came back to
report they could read the symbols, words, or numbers on these
cards at a higher than 'chance' rate.
So now we have a little
problem...and it really gets to the heart of why the
PowersThatBe have gone to such extraordinary efforts in
'civilized countries' to outlaw, ban, prohibit, suppress drugs
that can either enhance DMT production or act in similar ways;
e.g. tearing down the normal walls of perception limits which in
effect jail humans to a manageable-sized mindscape where jailers
of every stripe (pseudo-religious to political to economic) keep
everyone on the various treadmills.
We've had second-hand
reports of orbs being seen in this part of East Texas
and there are enough
reports of "giants" and "sasquatch-like" creatures hereabouts
that the Mound Prairie Creek area rated a mention (as I recall)
of Steve Quayle's books, "Genesis 6: Giants."
While it's hard to study
something as complicated as this, especially when there have
been so many efforts to keep regular humans from exploring the
larger reality over the centuries, it's a dandy field on inquiry
if one can keep an objective non-partisan approach going.
Starting back a ways in history - long before contemporary
religions - might be one way to begin, in which case the
homework from the WuJo is Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
by Graham Hancock.
Sidebar: I just ordered
his look at 2012, too. It's a DVD called "2012: Science Or Superstition"
So where does this little
exposition on orbs really go? Let's try this one for size:
We're not sure, but
there is a possibility that 'souls' (human essences) do have
debate, we know that human consciousness is a kind of
We also know that
lots of human's die all the time...about
1.78 per second, 107 per minute, or 6,390 per hour
Could we hypothesize what
would fit the following?
Those returning from
NDE's being able to tell symbols which were visible to
neither them or attending medical staff that have been
placed atop cabinets in some E-OR's are evidence of some
out of body experience (OBE)?
Could orbs be groups
of simultaneous NDE/OBE'ers?
'souls' or recently departed humans tend to 'school up' almost
in fish-like fashion and create globs of energies....
"Mighty absurd of you,
George, for this hour of the morning..."
Well, yes, and no.
Remember the Irish stories of Banshees? A gathering of one
(or more) supernaturals to attend a moment of death.
What's more, the
'riding away with(in) fits at a very deep archetype level.
A couple of examples of the 'going away of souls' include the
1958 Swedish film "The Phantom Carriage" and the "death
carriage comes for Darby" in the 1959 Disney flick "Darby
OGill & the Little People".
Personally, because of my
family history, I find it interesting that the archetype-level
expression hit so heavily around the 'death carriage' in the
You see the "death
carriage" meme immediately preceded the "anti-death
carriages" that began to appear shortly after (only a year
or two) as various fire departments such as Seattle's, massively
expanded fire department-rendered aid programs such that by
1964, or so, the first real 'aid units' were being prototypes by
Todd's Shipyards. and by the early 1970's the real modern-day
'anti-death carriages" - the Medic One type units - were
starting to roll.
Fun how archetype
expressions work out when you start looking for them, huh?
All of which is not to claim that 'souls' upon dying 'school up'
and go off together into some other dimension, but
in ancient literature we see many references to the
"judgment of one's life lived' not just in the Christian
metaphor, but predating it back to the Hindu and Buddhist deity
Lord Yama, who plays the role of jury and jury with Vedic roots
In tis role, lord Yama
(to quote from Wikipedia here) does the 'life review' part and
decides who gets sent to Naraka (n the Hindu version):
in Hinduism, is compared to the Abrahamic concept of Hell.
However, Naraka in Hinduism is not equivalent to Hell in
Christian faith. Naraka is only a purgatory where the soul
gets purified of sin by sufferings. In Hindu myth, there are
many hells, and Yama, Lord of Justice, sends human beings
after death for appropriate punishment. Even Mukti-yogyas
(souls eligible for mukti or moksha), and Nitya-samsarins
(forever transmigrating ones in Dvaita theology) can
experience Naraka for expiation. "
What continues to
fascinate me, down here at the WuJo when work doesn't interfere,
is how over historic periods of time, the same generalized
concepts get periodically hijacked by mere humans who seem
bent on distorting the way Universe really operates, or
manipulating it for their own ends.
A short analysis of
history suggests this is done by emphasizing minute differences
in The Big Story and enticing a band of 'truth believers' to
wage battle to death with those who disagree with their minutia
Yet there's a fair bit of
evidence, when one takes the time to go looking, that suggests a
universal structure that has been around longer than any
of our contemporary religions yet shares common elements with
today's 'modern' sects. Of course, instead of celebrating
the commonalities, the divide and conquer comes along and, well,
we get headlines about those efforts all the time.
religion I'm sure, which is absolutely right.
So to bottom line things:
Are orbs worthy of study? Yup.
Don't know as I will be
able to catch any, let alone get them to resolve into something
as neat as a recognizable face.
That'd be cool, though...
But the key thing is to
look at the whole spectrum of data including even further-out
items like "electronic
voice phenomena" and try to figure out the underlying
structure leaking through.
Universe throws out a lot
of bread crumbs, which when followed lead to the WuJo, whether
we want to, or not. Life's still only X days long
and preparing a graceful exit seems a wise thing to do.
Gotta build that after life case...which seems the right
thing to do ...even without Yama blustering about.
Not easy stuff to figure out, let alone do, especially then we
have the groups that go around sweeping up the bread crumbs so
as to control other hungry truth-seekers on the path. And
damning those who quest anyway.
Have we got a surprise
Power to the People
Say, here's a neat goody:
Plans for a fridge that uses just 0.1 KWhr/day.
I've got all kinds of
plans for energy improvements arounds here...not the least of
which is putting a 3-inch thick second skin of styro on our
freezer. Decent payback time and anything to cut costs,
eh? Our electric bill this past month was north of $300
for the first time ever...and thats with my solar rig...
Monday February 1, 2010
Monday Rally, Again?
Strange as it seems,
there's actually be talk in the market's preopen that we may
have a little rally. But I don't expect it to be a BIG
rally. There is simply too much bad news out there unless
the 'wall of worry' that markets love to climb include the
White House is about to unveil a really bad budget outlook.
The budget folks aren't even pretending to make a go of
balancing the budget as they have, from time to time, done in
the past. That's how far gone things are. A
$1.6 trillion deficit is what's planned. And
how accurate have past federal budgets been? Let's not go
But seriously, let's
do get out the calculator: A
nearly $4-trillion budget on a shrinking $12-trillion
GDP (ex wars, etc) means about 25% of everything is going to pay
for federal government. And that's before local property
taxes. I'd call my congressman and complain, but
fat lotta good that will do: I'm not a corporation or a
Anyone besides me want to
push for a 25% cap on all taxes combined?
While financial calamity
swirls around Greece, we see how the Swiss have put out the word
UBS (United Bank of Switzerland) could face collapse if tax
talks with the US don't go well.
Even the pope is getting
into the economic picture
calling on officials to 'stem job losses' but I have no idea
how that will change anything.
Yes, Credit Unions
Someone asked me if they
should put their money in a credit union because they don't seem
to make failure headlines like the banks. Well, if you
at a list of failed credit unions, start here. But,
yes, it seems like a better bet than banks, especially since
FDIC marched six more banks to the wall after the Friday close
bringing us to 152 failed branches for the year and 80
last week alone.
Still, safer than a
mattress in either event, depending on how many guards you have
posted around the bed.
Bread and Circuses
more than 40 people were killed by a female suicide bomber in
Iraq, the bulk of the MainStreamMedia today seems intent of
feeding non-news to the non-thinking.
Stories about Grammy and
Directors Guild awards just don't seem like worth bothering
with. Maybe I've just a nutjob since it seems like the
modern media equivalent to "It sells papers!"
Then there's the BBC
coverage of this biggie: "Prince
Harry thrown from polo pony in Barbados." Part of me
says "Hope he didn't get hurt..." while the cynical voice
screams "If he's going to be doing leading some day, how
come he's not in jolly-olde working on housing, employment and
other kinds of problems faced by regular Brits?"
Then again, I'm not
running a conventional news operation where revenue is tied to
audience size or funded by the government, huh?
Still Bread & Circuses
keep people looking at 'beautify people' instead of watching the
bottom line...and I guess that's the point of NWOwned media,
Especially when things like
Personal Income get rolled out super early today:
increased $44.5 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable
personal income (DPI) increased $45.9 billion, or 0.4
percent, in December, according to the Bureau of Economic
Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased
$22.6 billion, or 0.2 percent. In November, personal income
increased $61.1 billion, or 0.5 percent, DPI increased $60.7
billion, or 0.5 percent, and PCE increased $69.1 billion, or
0.7 percent, based on revised estimates.
Real disposable income increased
0.3 percent in December, the same increase as in November.
Real PCE increased 0.1 percent in December, compared with an
increase of 0.4 percent in November.
Personal outlays -- PCE,
personal interest payments, and personal current transfer
payments -- increased 18.0 billion in December, compared
with an increase of $64.5 billion in November. PCE increased
$22.6 billion, compared with an increase of $69.1 billion.
Personal saving -- DPI less
personal outlays -- was $534.2 billion in December, compared
with $506.3 billion in November. Personal saving as a
percentage of disposable personal income was 4.8 percent in
December, compared with 4.5 percent in November.
Personal savings of 4.8% I
must be hanging with economic the economic low-life. NO
ONE I know has saved anything near 4.8%. How gullible do
does government think we are?
As yourself "Do YOU know anyone who
saved 5% of their income in December - month of
Christmas - for crying out loud - this horse crap!
Where's my blood pressure meds?
OK, OK, chill down. Maybe
presents are considered savings now...you know, like
ground round is considered the functional equivalent of 'round
steak' by the hedonics crowd...
What's the old SF saying? Oh yeah: "Well f*** me to
Savings going up? Yeah...like
you don't have a house payment? Say, you don't know any
good crack dealers, do you? Maybe that would help...
This being the first week
of a new month, we are set to get slammed with all kinds of data
(that's the nice word, the four-letter word beginning with 'sh'
also could be used) which help conventional 'rear-view
economists' make predictions about whats ahead by looking at
their behinds if'n you follow.
will be out this morning, the ISM purchasing report, too and
pending home sales. Tomorrow we find out if either truck
or car was sold last month. Wednesday ADP and Challenger
job numbers (which I find more credible) and Thursday factory
orders and productivity roll in. All leading up to the 800
pound guerilla: The jobs report/unemployment rate Friday
I threw a dart and it
landed on 10.1%. Not that it's a real figure
reflecting real jobs. I got it by figuring out how
absurdly low an unemployment level could be and still be
swallowed by complete idiots of which we seem to have an excess.
Even after backing out presidential czars, lawmakers and supreme
The real jobless number
is north of 20% and yes, this is the Second Depression,
but until your home is gone, denial and staying on the
treadmill is the only thing to do. Sucks, but
that's the kinda card game this is. As in House of Cards.
Bank Sues Customer
Here's a kind of upside
A bank is suing a customer so the bank (which was hacked
a while back) won't have to make good on the customer's money...
Yeah, Kafka's world is here.
The Daily Missoulian up
in Montana is taking the hype about a possible pending
Yellowstone eruption in stride with their headline "More
than 1,200 tiny quakes hit Yellowstone Park, but jitters are few."
When they put the story up as a main item on their front page,
then worry. Till then, just chalking it up to WuJo buzz
and worry-wart sites than get traffic from fanning the flames of
Several readers have
asked me to also comment on the "Big earthquake predicted
February 3rd for the West Coast." Yeah, sure, you bet'cha.
Let's talk about that one on the morning of the fourth, shall
In the wake of
Directorate 153 discussions this weekend, pay attention to how
War is being maneuvered back into position to be a social
engineering scapegoat should the markets penetrate Dow 9,500
on the downside.
Nicely orchestrated too
as we see (besides Iran taking the bait), the British press
raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles" and
is expanding missile defenses..."
Remember, we don't
specifically have to see flu's return or terrorism in the US
to be manipulated this spring.
See also: "China,
Iran Prompt U.S. Air-Sea Battle Plan in Strategy Review"
Can be found here. After 8:30 AM or so...
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With the NWO
Peoplenomics, our weekly
premium content service, focused this weekend on the "art" of
social engineering and how the world's population is little more
than clay in the hands of masters of money-molding. And
what pops up in my email first thing but an email from a
subscriber in the Philippines:
"Dear George, The day
has arrived even here in Metro Manila Philippines. I just
got this invitation via text from my Standard Chartered Bank
I wish to invite you to our Eco
Briefing entitled "the new world order and you". Our guest
speaker is (name deleted), the bank's regional head or
research, Asia. This will be in feb 17, 2010 wed at 5 pm at
the ManilaAB, Makati, Shangrila Hotel. Hope you can make it.
Pls confirm attendance.
When I saw one of your graph's
of last Sunday (yesterday for us here), I laughed when I saw
how the 3rd World related to the Rchilds and the Rfellows.
There was no line linked to it. But when I saw this
invitation on my i phone, I thought to myself, wake up wake
up -- the day has dawned even for me here in the SEA region.
I guess my bank being a British bank just cuts it out for
all its depositors. I know I must attend and ask the
questions. It's out in the open here, and no opposition
whatsoever. I guess it is time to move to a local bank and
really start spreading the word. I don't know where to
While moving to a
local bank may be a good idea, the real point of action is
to find as many ways as possible to opt out of the present
paper money game, near as I can figure. The NWO is
desperately looking for non-paper and on this, I hope you saw
the article in the Canadian Free Press under the title "Carbon
Currency: A New Beginning for Technocracy?"
The coming of the New
World Order to power is not surprising, and it may be
unstoppable. The reason is that it's a multiple-front
assault on what was once the autonomy of the USA and other
What has happened in
dreadfully slow-motion over the past 50-years is that a
combination of excessive national debt, outsourcing of jobs to
developing countries, and the Big Lies of unfettered capitalism
have brought us to the verge of the unthinkable:"
The deconstruction and absorption of these United States into a
global government we didn't elect. That's the plan, near
as I can figure.
Stories out this weekend
"Bankers favour paying global tax" send chills up my spine.
First it's a global tax so bankers who fail won't really have to
fail: They will just get bailed out by everyone on earth!
In any other industry, crooked behavior and malfeasance - or
misfeasance - would get you kicked out, debarred, license
revoked and other punitive measures inflicting real pain.
But not anymore.
Nossir. Bankster have become a special protected class.
THEY are too big to fail. YOU are not. If something
goes wrong with THEM along comes bailouts. Even works in
Insurance as AIG clearly showed. But if YOU fail, say
good-bye house, hello underpass, hello blue plastic tarps.
All made easier by the
supreme court decision on corporate purchases of elective office
two weeks back; remember where the Supremes (no, the ones
without Diana Ross) said no corporate spending restrictions.
So what happens next,
you're wondering? Best I can tell, we all sit back and
watch to see which currency block will get its way first.
The banksters and their global tax, the Carboneers and Al
Gore with their carbon credit schemes, or will it be simply more
of the same paper?
You saw recently where
World Health Organization is eyeing a global tax on Internet
As Cliff and Igor look at
the possibility of doing another web bot run so we can get a
little better insight into how all this plays out, the detail
level of what's ahead will likely vary only a bit from the
really zoomed-out Big Picture out of the Rickety Time Machine:
Decline this Spring
in the markets
Unrest going into
summer as more life savings disappear
Seize-up of financial
Then things get
really bad by late summer
Something happens the
following year in October 2011 which is really bad and
starts wiping linguistic structures off the internet
And by mid 2012 the
linguistic structures of the internet will be largely
There's a good chance
(e.g. non-zero) that what's coming will be out of control
of the paper, credit, carbon, taxing forces. Only at the
top-o-the-heap are the real insiders busily preparing for
underground shelter, bug-out plans to the Alte Plano and so
Just as the 'al Qaeda"
types are reportedly moving into position surrounding Pakistan,
so too the moneymeisters are moving into position to seize for
their own ends both the captive labor and captive consumers in
Western markets. Each bring their own particular form of
confiscatory money-scheme with them.
Over time, there's good
reason to fear for America's future. But, it's only
Monday. No point getting any more worked up about it this
week than any other. The Nation of frogs will be brought
to boil, but it will be a slow heat rise and we're all good as
A number of historians
have projected that America can only last just so long
since there's enough socialism built into the system that the
free-lunch crowd eventually grows large enough to swap the great
Ship of State.
Something I ponder every
day when the headlines are about record national debt, and the
latest scams by government to assert even more control in return
for even greater tribute. Like I said, though, this is
only Monday and a well-ordered week lays ahead here in
Check Your Computer
Make sure you
have your fire wall and antivirus up to date...that's the
actionable point off this reader email:
Global Voices reported this weekend's Iranian Cyber Army
strike in Amsterdam. Dutch-financed Radio Zamaneh
broadcasting opposition to Iran's government was targeted.
It is worrisome to imagine what havoc the Cyber Army could
wreak. Are infrastructure physical security measures
becoming passé against this Trojan horse?
Why, of course!
It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out that with so much
ecommerce going on, internet attacks are a neat way to attack
governments and civilian populations.
about an independent population growing their own food if there's
a seed shortage, is there?
Watch For It
Oliver Stone flick Wall Street 2 is due out this spring.
Down at the WuJo:
Sat Mapping Class
Want to go
reality hunting on Google Earth? Try this one on:
browsing with Google Earth I decided to check out a former
Naval Installation I was stationed at back in the 60's.
Actually there were 2 Naval Installations, USNS Green Cove
Springs and Florida Group Atlantic Reserve Fleet (mothball
fleet). What you're seeing here is a picture of the airstrip
at that location which had been closed since before I got
there in 1959. What your seeing here in my opinion parked on
the airstrip are UN SUV's, I don't live anywhere near there
to confirm this but I do know after the installations were
closed the government used this location as a storage area
for seized vehicles and boats, I saw this myself back around
1981. If you zoom out using Google Earth you can see the
entire base and much much more of these vehicles, I didn't
do a count but my estimate would be some where between 1000
and 2000 vehicles as they pretty much consume two runways.
So the question is are they UN Vehicles for sure and why are
that many vehicles in inventory???
Google Earth Image at
May not be UN
vehicles - may be our own sandbox toys, remember too the Google
imagery is often a couple of years old. Still, makes one wonder,
doesn't it? They sure look mighty similar....Imagery is
from Jan 3, 2008.
Once upon a time, a long while ago, I observed during my quest for
'truth' in economics, that the PowersThatBe, the talking heads on
the teeve, and the other information sources that actively engage in
the programming of humans not to think, had conveniently swept
several trillions of dollars that disappeared in the Internet
Bubble's bursting (since spring 2000) under the rug. Surely,
it wasn't unnoticed by the thousands of people who called brokers
and said "Where is my money?" "Gone, but hang in there as
you're a long term investor!" was about all they heard back.
So one of our
charts for Peoplenomics subscribers oughta be widely circulated - it
shows that if you line up the peak of the Dow in January 2000 with
the peak in early September of 1929, we're on a very very close
replay track. Much closer than even the chart shows if you
were to back out inflation, and put in the effects of 1929
deflation, but that'd be real work, and I'm sort of lazy if the
truth be told.