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Busted Trades - But Hold The
Professionals in the
public safety field have an expression - if a little 'gallows
humor' is not out of line, and I think not, since a data entry
error is being blamed for the market dropping almost a grand's
worth Thursday. Against this backdrop, the gullible are
expected to believe that this was all become someone entered an
order wrong. What kind of idiots do the PTB that us for?
In fact, so obvious was the intervention/spinning of yarns that
my friend Robin Landry sent out this note to colleagues in the
profession after the close Thursday:
decline today puts the market in P3 down according to my
wave count. Given the volatility, I will refrain from
labeling the decline until I see a few more days of market
action. I hear them saying the decline was due to bad
trades. Hogwash!! If it was just a bad trade, the exchange
can cancel all trades after the bad trade and start all over
again. It has been done before. Let’s see what happens
overseas overnight and tomorrow. The spin will be
interesting to see. The decline did stop at the February low
which means a complete retracement of the last rally was
accomplished in just 8 trading days. Bull market action? I
don’t think so. When the short term pictures clears I will
send out another update.
Of course Thursday
did see some huge market disruptions -
big that the NASDAQ is busting all kinds of trades...7 pages
worth of symbols for a 20-minute panic window! All the
while saying (to quote the NASDAQTrader.com website - emphasis
added by me for clarity)
OMXSM reported that we had no technology or system issues
associated with the trading that occurred between 2:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m., ET, today, Thursday, May 6, 2010.
and NASDAQ OMX BXSM (BXSM) operated continuously and the
NASDAQ Closing Cross ran successfully.
•There is no
indication at this time that a NASDAQ market participant
experienced a technological failure in connection with this
event. There is also no indication that any member firm had
a trade error on any NASDAQ OMX system.
•We have coordinated
a process among U.S. Exchanges and therefore, pursuant to
NASDAQ Rule 11890(b), NASDAQ, on its own motion, will cancel
all trades executed between 14:40:00 and 15:00:00 greater
than or less than 60% away from the consolidated last print
in that security at 14:40:00 or immediately prior.
decision cannot be appealed. NASDAQ OMX has coordinated
this decision with all other UTP Exchanges. •NASDAQ will be
canceling trades on the participant’s behalf. •Refer to the
list of affected securities and the break points on the
NASDAQ OMX Trader® website.
No, none of my
trades got busted, since I was out properly timed. But one
could argue that by busting trades, the markets are keeping
those who were properly positioned for a major downside move
from profiting from it.
I asked Robin Landry
about that issue this morning and he astutely observed
"Markets have never been fair, George..." He then
went on to explain how size really matters most and yep, that
much is sure clear from the Thursday action.
And so the overnight
picture isn't too bad. In Asia
Japan was down 3.1%,
while the Hang Seng dropped a mere 1% leading some cynic off in
the outback of East Texas to wonder if
slight insulation from decline (1%) means that this is the
first empirical evidence that China is becoming a 'Flight to
Safety" destination which would make it (insert collective gasp
here) the new world reserve currency as a co holder of that
distinction with the US.
Europe was only down about a percent in
Germany and France,
and even less so in the UK which gets us to our third story
which we'll get to in a second. Third things first, second
things third on Fridays, I always say...
Dow closed last week at 11,008 and change. I expect
there will be a full court press on today to get the Biggest
Average to play Lazarus (rise from the dead, got it?), but an
intelligent guess - and this is only a guess, is that the
thousand point drop will be enough to make the case that Primary
Wave 3 off the nominal market high in 2007, or even the
purchasing power market high of 2000 is now about to unfold.
If you're zoomed way
out and look at the aggregate values (like I do) the purchasing
power high was 2000, the purchasing power low was either early
2002 or March of 2009 (too lazy to pencil that) and now we're
just be breaking the P2 (The Big LaBounsky) off either one of
those lows with this week's action.
While this is
not trading advise I suppose in the interest of full
disclosure I should admit I took all my put positions off around
the height of yesterday's panic and my plan is now to wait until
the Bulls come back for more abuse...and I'd give them (and so
does one of Robin's counts) to the 10,900-10,950 Dow kinda range
before another "entry error" (ROF-LMAO) causes the market to do
what markets always do: They go down and then they
go up. And then they go down...and then they
go....yada, yada, yada....
"So what was the
'meat wagon' reference about, Ure?"
Well, one of the ways law enforcement types, paramedics,
firemen, and ambulance-chasing newscasters keep their
professional 'tough as nails' exterior demeanor on (shields up)
wrapping themselves in gallows humor. Granted, its a
temporary reprieve until a couple of shots of whatever after
work show up...but for many it's a coping mechanism for doing
the world's worst (but very occasionally most rewarding) of
"Get me a medic
unit!" means to do just that...get an EMT/Paramedic on scene
right now. Market is in that conditions which is why
the President's Working Group on Markets stands in the
background ready to throw in another lifeline. No, dear
reader, the existence of
the Plunge Protection Team is not some urban myth. It's
all laid out in Executive Order 12631 and it's why the [not
really] Federal Reserve get so preoccupied with their phrase
that pays...put your hands on your computer and repeat after
me "FINANCIAL STABILITY, HALLELUJAH!"
financial Paramedics got to the scene on time. If you knew
where to look, you could hear their sirens coming when the
market passed the 'down 500 level' so with a deft click/poof,
off go 30 of George's put options on a major financial stock and
happily I then ran off to the sidelines to count cash.
Over the next day,
week, or month(s) I think we'll work our way back up to the
10,900 and maybe (small chance, but gotta list it) we could kiss
the bottom side of 11,000 on the Dow. (Sounded kinda
kinky, for which which I apologize...or nearly so...)
If, or to my
thinking when. the market does that, yours truly will go
as we say in poker here in Texas "All IN!"
This time the
Paramedics worked, but not too well, as the recovery was only
partial. Next time? I'm afraid we'll have to call
And what does the
coroner's office drive? - as all LEO's, firefighters, and
The meat wagon.
Payback's a Bitch and other
With financial reform pending in Washington, (and you saw in
the NY Daily News how "GOP
regulation plan is show down by White House" Thursday and
then market dumps?) you don't suppose this was the PTB firing a
warning shot not to 'Mess with us or we'll crash your economy!"
do you? No, who would do such a thing but a bunch of
miscreant pricks who worship at the Church of the Almighty
Want another one?
the Bill which would call for Congressional Audits of the Fed
died a quick death in the Senate. Praise the Lord and
pass the Big LaBounsky...it's all a co-inky-dink! I
swear (More often than I should, too.)
More? Is there
no end to your curiosity? Well then, remember all that
hate mail I was getting about how "You and Cliff and that
stuff you do you're all full of crap on your May 6th
call about changes of fortunes...you're Charlatans!".
whatever.....We've been talking about the May 6 turn for how
Did I mention May
6th was the date (in 1937) that the Hindenburg (LZ 129) crashed
at Lakehurst NAS in New Jersey? I should mention that in
passing, I suppose...
continued yesterday and this morning the
lower house of the German parliament decided to back the bailout
of Greece. I suppose if they don't what would start to
rip the Euro apart, but fundamentally nothing has changed in the
markets. We still have a runaway gusher a mile under the
Caribbean, a market that's on crack (or worse) and Britain's
governance is up for grabs thanks to those...
Well Hung Brits
With any luck, the
British have started to come to their senses about being led by
a pack of ninnies like Gordo the Gold Seller as "Conservatives
make sweeping gains across England."
Now, what the world
needs to propel GlobalRev along would be several countries
casting out political duopolies and replacing them with multiple
parties since the duopolies invariably feed at the same
political paymaster troughs. Time to get independent and
pro human...but I suppose it's a little early for that although
that's where GlobalRev leads as any student of French history
knows. Now, in other noose...
Unemployment Goes Up: 9.9%
the futures are up a tad (duh) the next biggie that people will
be thinking about -- since the oil gushing into the world's
oceans at a planet-killer rate -- is getting to be old
news...and may be until our long awaited Diaspora (from the
Gulf) starts to pop up in a few weeks. But, we get ahead
of things. Let's back up to this morning when we can
payroll employment rose by 290,000 in April, the
unemployment rate edged up to 9.9 percent, and the labor
force increased sharply, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Job gains occurred in manufactur- ing,
professional and business services, health care, and leisure
and hospi- tality. Federal government employment also rose,
reflecting continued hiring of temporary workers for Census
Household Survey Data
In April, the number of
unemployed persons was 15.3 million, and the unem- ployment
rate edged up to 9.9 percent. The rate had been 9.7 percent
for the first 3 months of this year. (See table A-1.)
Among the major worker groups,
the unemployment rate for whites (9.0 percent) edged up in
April, while the rates for adult men (10.1 percent), adult
women (8.2 percent), teenagers (25.4 percent), blacks (16.5
percent), and Hispanics (12.5 percent) showed little or no
change. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.8 percent, not
seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
The number of long-term
unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) continued
to trend up over the month, reaching 6.7 million. In April,
45.9 percent of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27
weeks or more. (See table A-12.)
Among the unemployed, the number
of reentrants to the labor force rose by 195,000 over the
The usual comments
on the three most important numbers number to look at.
First is the workforce number which we saw this month was
805-thousand which feels OK.
Stock futures seem up a tad. Of course, let's not
forget how many people were hired to do Census work and how long
is it before those gigs run out?
Next, we go on to
the CES Birth/Death Model which purports to accurately
estimate how many jobs were created in various industries.
For example...this morning's report says there were 188,000 jobs
estimated into existence. 73-thousand
in leisure and hospitality, which pardon me for saying this,
sounds a little suspect for April, don'tcha think? Up
63-thousands in business services? Maybe...but doesn't
And 22,000 more
construction jobs when we have a 103-montyh oversupply of
existing housing stocks? Hand me that pipe?
And then last but
not least, we wallow around in the numbers of the U-6
Alternative measures of Labor Under Utilization and notice that
on a seasonally adjusted basis,
underutilized labor is up to 17.1% from last months 16.9%...
"Productivity increased at a 3.6 percent annual rate during the
first quarter of 2010" earlier this week but the
unemployment picture has gotten worse?
There are only two
possible truths - Oone or both of these must be true:
replacing humans OR
biting the country's ass and we're too freaking dumb to get
it and demand tariffs on out-sourced positions which should
have stayed within our national borders where they would
have done some good for the US of A instead of China and
Hate to tell it so
harshly, but that's the real deal, plain as daylight to the
aware class of humans. Both of us.
But gosh, this gives
us an opportunity to give government and even bigger share of
our income in the form of taxes to help feed the people that
corpgov policies put out on the streets while repo'ing their
homes which were pandered by immoral banksters and their shills
to people who had no business owning them using any kind of
reasonable metrics of incomes to outgoes.
Comes home to roost,
or so I seem to notice.
You know all those
references to the oil slick in the GOM looking like Blood?
Here's a NY reader note worth pondering:
"Try to get a
copy of color photo lead on front page of New York Times. It
is of oil slick but clearly looks like blood in the water."
Send the Horsemen
pictures if you catch any, too...
--- snip and save
Hyperchronism At the
Friday I sometimes
actually pull down voicemail from Monday and go through the
inbox. Like this one:
"Hi, George! Was
wondering if you noticed or whether anyone reported a glitch
last night, April 30, 11:30ish EDT? We had a weird
experience here in OH. My son and his friend were supposed
to be home at 11:30pm. By the wall clock, they got in at
11:45. When I told them they were late, they said no, it was
11:31 and my son showed me his cell phone, which did display
11:31. Told him the phone must be out of whack, so we
switched on the TV to check and the time read 11:31. I said,
wow, our clock is way off and changed it back from 11:45 to
About a minute
later my son said, "What the hell?" and showed me that the
time on his phone was now 11:47! We checked the tube and the
time read the same - 11:47. Had to reset the clock I'd just
changed to the "correct" time again. A true head scratcher.
My son then said it was strange, cause when they were
walking home they checked the time - 11:30 when they started
out and knew they would be late, but when they got here and
he checked his phone, the time read 11:31. He's a teen, you
know, and thought "Oh, well - great! We're on time!" Very
odd experience. Am wondering if cell phones and cable clock
displays are set to the atomic clock and if there was a
glitch or something? Still doesn't explain the the lack of
time change from when they set out for home and the time
they got here. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. Any
similar reports from last night, George? Very interested in
your take and if anyone reported a similar experience.
reread that post earlier this week about
'time tracks' because it seems that when alternative futures
bust apart and they come back together again (after being apart
a while) there is the potential for a pretty good-sized time
difference - in your case, 16 minutes worth.
Also on topic in
this particular email filter:
"I have been following your
comments about ‘hyperchronism’ as you call it.
I’m an Eastern Orthodox
Christian, and we are taught, following an understanding
thousands of years old, that there are two kinds of time.
The ancient (and modern) Greeks call them chronos and
Chronos is the measureable,
dailyness kind. That is why your watch is more accurately
called a chronometer. (measures chronos) It can be observed
in definite increments.
The other kind is Kairos, which
is experiential, and is accessed through various portals.
One of these is through sacred ceremony- church services,
prayers, etc. Another is through being ‘present’ in the
sacred natural world. Australian aborigines call it ‘the
Dream Time’. (We orthodox are often teased for our very
‘long’ services. Indeed, if we were in chronos , 3 to 4
hours are a long time. But if we enter into kairos, the time
can stream by so fast we can barely keep up with it!)
May I suggest that you are
collecting various examples of kairos, which seem unfamiliar
to those whose main timesense is in chronos?
English unfortunately does not
have a number of words or concepts to express experiences
and knowledge that is present in other languages. This is
only one example.
I've noticed, that
will a little practice I seem to be able to synch up with
kairos some mornings...like this one. When I get in
this state not only do I find time seems to slow down (in a
martial arts experience sort of way) but it also leaves me an
amazing amount of time to do other stuff. It's only
three hours, but on days like this it seems like a whole day
happens and I even have time to stop and much down a couple of
piece of leftover shrimp pizza, play with the cats, jot down
some coding notes for the national Dream Center dbase and still
as I write this it's a half hour before the Employment numbers
come out. It's just flat-ass weird.
Hell, I may even proof-read today's column...OMG that's a lot of
time to have on hand.
Wait! I've got
it! I'm experiencing something that's really quite common!
Just slipped my mind. Of course time moves slowly today
-- It's Friday! Everyone knows time is slow on Friday.
It sometimes takes 3-4 weeks worth of time on Friday to get from
Lunch to Miller Time.
OK: Another sample
out of this same email filter yields an account of not two
but three 'natures of time' experience:
"When I was in college I lived
at the beach in San Diego, not the good beach, but rather
“Shell-Town” Nasty National City, just south of the “docks.”
Lived right on the beach in a shack.
The Pilipino Merchant Marine
sailors would stroll our beach while the cranes offloaded
their cargo One sunny day, in between study/margarita
transitions, I found three Pilipino sailors sitting at my
patio table with a gallon of Jose Cuervo. I threw in the
Margarita mix, salt & glasses and we spent the afternoon
shooting the breeze with the neighbor lady (who could smell
Tequila a ¼ mile away)
The conversation ended up on
time and times perception – after hearing how time slowed
down after about an hour of listening to the ocean breakers,
the sailors launched into a long description of three types
of time; Easy Time – time that moved faster (sometimes a lot
faster) than “normal” time, Normal time and “Rubber” time,
time that moved slower than normal time. Before talking to
these guys, I always considered time perception to be a
function of how absorbed you were in whatever you where
doing, but these guys insisted that it was really time
itself making the changes. One even sung a lullaby that his
mother sung to him (not in English) and said that as
children, they were taught to enjoy the rubber time and to
“look around” whenever it happened.
Their description has stuck w/me
ever since. And, look around whenever it happens!"
"Irwin's" Latest Dream
George had another
one of those vivid dreams last night - of the same 'flavor'
dream-wise as the one I posted the day before the big blowout in
This one went
something like this: I was with a group of workers in some
kind of an industrial plant - oddly, even got the sense that it
may have been a nuclear power plant or some kind of chemical
plant. Anyway, suddenly, there was a lot of smoke...not
blue smoke, more a dark gray smoke and I remember people being
urged to 'Run outside" and as people came out of the building,
there was someone else yelling.. "run into the wind...the smoke
Well, that's kinda
strange, but given that I haven't been thinking about chemical
plants, poisonous smoke, or running into the wind to get away
from killer smoke lately, and since it had that same kind of
dream quality, I thought I'd mention in just in case something
pops up in the headlines in the near future...up to three weeks
out if I've got this borderland between predictive linguistics
and dreams even close to figured out, although I doubt I'll have
to wait that long.
Oh...also got the
strong impression that the person who was being viewed was a
young to middle-aged woman, maybe early 30's. Strange ,
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Peoplenomics This Week
Twilight of the Jets
As we've got the remnants of that oil spill lapping at the mouth
of the Mississippi River, and no doubt a reaction to near-shore oil
drilling will follow close on its heels, could it be Universe is
dropping serious hints about ways we need to change our modes of
transportation? This week we ponder whether a planned vacation
this summer will ever come to pass since since
outcomes and 'changes of fortune' are already in the air (and water)
in a serious way and we're not even to the changing fortunes period.
Time to start front running 'restrictions on travel"?
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Thursday May 6, 2010
Unless we get one
hell of a rally today, P3 - primary Wave 3 from the all times
highs is possibly underway with the Dow briefly down more than
900 points. At the moment, it's back over the 10,400 'line
in the sand' but tensions are ratcheting up all over the place.
Not to say: "I
TOLD YOU SO!!!" But did you happen to notice the date?
(Hint: May 6th sound familiar?) and we were expecting a
major 'change of fortunes" about now?
You satisfied yet?
Marvelous stuff this predictive linguistics out of
I've just sold my
short portions and will reload for another leg down after we
rally off the collapse down more than 900. May have to
drag out that pre-Revolution Cuban Cigar on this one...
The only question is
whether we ultimately bounce off the March 2009 low (6,627 on
the Dow) as the year wears on, or we go right to the 4,400
level. A close over 10,400 would infer a good bounce - I'm
guessing to the 10,950 area, but otherwise, how do you like your
In the first
Depression the market was said to be a "grinder" - just when
people thought it was safe to get back in...Wham! And whatever
they put in was taken back from them once against by the
Same thing - in
slightly slower motion is going on now...but you see the point?
Our strategy to be only a small percentage (like 1%) of our net
worth in any kind of paper asset really is 'showing its
stuff' now. Because, as my friend Robin Landry is so fond
of saying: In this kind of market it's not whether you'll
make a return on your money, but if you'll see a
return of your money.
Always trim sails
early, and beware of irrational exuberance, eh?
And update at the
close. Keep your shirt on if you can and don't go losing
it off your back.
Now we're really
into the fun part of Depression 2.0...the "What Next?" part.
Futures are indecisive. Jobs?
the week ending May 1, the advance figure for seasonally
adjusted initial claims was 444,000, a decrease of 7,000
from the previous week's revised figure of 451,000. The
4-week moving average was 458,500, a decrease of 4,750 from
the previous week's revised average of 463,250.
The advance seasonally adjusted
insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week
ending April 24, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised
rate of 3.6 percent.
The advance number for
seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week
ending April 24 was 4,594,000, a decrease of 59,000 from the
preceding week's revised level of 4,653,000. The 4-week
moving average was 4,649,000, an increase of 8,000 from the
preceding week's revised average of 4,641,000. "
Been slow getting
off to a start - why it's been more than 10-years since the Dow
hit its all-time high. That is, if you have enough
presence of mind to apply even the (not really) Federal
Reserve's reporting of inflation. On this basis, the
nominal peak of the Dow in October of 2007 was nice, but no
cigar on a purchasing power basis: On purchasing power the Dow
has never been higher than the early part of Y2K. Sucks,
but that's where your retirement maybe went bye-bye.
After going through
a couple of rounds of papering-over, including the Housing
Bubble which what's his Al, we come now to the part where
there's not much left to puff up and there's a shortage of jobs
for sure, and with a reasonable system of Tariff's to make
offshoring America jobs less profitable, about all that's left
is global competitive currency devaluations.
What's this? A
CNBC story that "European
Union, Currency are Headed for Collapse: Gartman."
Gee...where have I heard that before?
Answer: Jim Sinclair
years ago. It's tough being right so far ahead of
time...people don't respect those who get things right
early...just those I guess who get the timing closest before the
event. Go figure. Einstein wasn't the first with
e=mc2 some argue. But his timing was
After three dead in
the burning bank incident in Greece yesterday and no doubt more
riotous behaviors coming (it is a GlobalRev after all)
the headlines that the "Greek
government ready to "walk" austerity" seems belated.
Like anyone in the
US should talk about financial sanity, pardon me... LOL.
Here we are with slapstick governance, the greatest country on
earth winning by default through the insanity of others - and
pure luck - near as I can tell. We run as big a numbers
game here and as long as the public doesn't think through the
numbers too deeply, everyone is happy. Today's example?
The envelope, please....
This is one of those
headlines I was able to write well ahead of events because given
that the people in Washington are spinning the "Recovery Myth"
no reason why anything other than an increase in
productivity could be reported. Lemme see here...ah
business sector labor productivity increased at a 3.6
percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2010,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, with
output rising 4.4 percent and hours worked rising 0.8
percent. (All quarterly percent changes in this release are
seasonally adjusted annual rates.) From the first quarter of
2009 to the first quarter of 2010, output increased 3.1
percent while hours fell 3.0 percent, yielding an increase
in productivity of 6.3 percent (tables A and 2). This gain
in productivity from the same quarter a year ago was the
largest since output per hour increased 7.0 percent over the
four-quarter period ending in the first quarter of 1962.
productivity, or output per hour, is calculated by dividing
an index of real output by an index of hours of all persons,
including employees, proprietors, and unpaid family workers.
Unit labor costs
in nonfarm businesses fell 1.6 percent in the first quarter
of 2010, as the 3.6 percent increase in productivity
outpaced a 1.9 percent gain in hourly compensation. Unit
labor costs fell 3.7 percent over the last four quarters, as
the 6.3 percent increase in productivity outpaced a 2.3
percent rise in hourly compensation
Just as a local but
very clear-cut example of the "soaring productivity" mythos,
step into the UrbanSurvival News Operation Center:
You'll notice how
much more productive I have been with my columns here
over the past year. Going from 4 GB of RAM tied to a
Core-Duo Vista machine to 12 GB of screaming i-7 1333 FSB DDR3
quad crossfire video, four monitors instead of just two and
Windows 7 has not changed my typing speed or accuracy one iota.
But I'm more productive...I'm sure of it! Just
can't see any evidence of it...probably neither can you.
Maybe the quad core i7 runs cooler or something I'm not
Slip, Sliding Away
MSCI World Index has gone negative for the year with markets
declining globally...some shock that, huh?
Polarization in Media
Depending on who you
read, the MSM may be somewhat discerned by looking at coverage
of the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest discussions
watchdog urges united international pressure on Iran" says a
Reuters story. But, on the other hand, "IAEA
chief focuses on Israel" says an AP story. And
somewhere in the middle, China's Xinhua comes up with "UNSC
permanent members talk up Mideast nuclear ban."
North Korea's Kim Jong-Il has been reported seen in China and
rumors are swirling about nuke discussions there.
I'll take the
economic stir-fry with a side of deuterium, please.
Iran's holding war games starting today. Israel held
some a few weeks back if I recall. Don't see a happy
outcome to this.
Universe's Wry (But not Dry)
Sometimes you have
to look carefully to see how Universe works and reveals a really
strange sense of humor.
Let's take this one
step at a time in headlines so you can follow what I'm getting
(Mass.) fires first shot in water battle" headlined the
Boston Global Saturday. And along about then, along comes
the huge water main break in Boston. 15 miles from Concord.
out Boston-area water was OK to drink all along" says a
report this morning.
was having other
water problems over the weekend in what USA Today calls
So this morning over
our coffee, we read from the Book of Crash Test Dummies...3rd
Verse of "God Shuffled His Feet"
asked Him, "I beg your pardon: I'm not quite clear about
what you just spoke- Was that a parable, or a very subtle
seems to have water issues...why, I can find other examples
going all the way back to The Flood.
Voting in the UK
Will today see the end of Gordo the Gold Seller Brown's run of
British politics? If he wins, we'll go back and read
CTD Verse 3 again...
polls point to hung Parliament" is a curious headline.
Not sure whether it's a report or call to action?
The Nervous PTB
Dutchy queen goes to Remembrance day ceremony and someone yells
something unintelligible... 30 people end up getting injured
in resulting confusion/fracas.
question: What was yelled? SciFi novel plotline: Was
it "The Word" that decloaks reptilians maybe?
Ever wonder why
aristocrats/aristocratettes are called 'blue bloods'?
Plug In, Cheer Up Dept.
Say, here's an
interesting little science note: "Depression
treatable by electromagnetic therapy: study."
The way they're
doing this, says the article is "known as repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)."
Around the ranch
here, we use a different type of electromagnetic therapy.
We turn the TV news off.
National Day of Prayer
won't stop National Day of Prayer this year" says a CNN
headline about today which is the National Day or Prayer.
Good. My list is pretty short:
Notice I didn't
mention anything having to do with Water?
--- snip[ and save
Another 'Irwin Allen'
There I was having
one of my 'Irwin Allen' dreams - so called because they are
spectacular - in the grand thriller/adventure of a lifetime that
made a whole genre of films by Hollywood's legendary
disaster' Irwin Allen so famous.
My latest spectacle
was interesting in that it had started in a battlefield
somewhere and the soldiers on my side knew they were
engaged in a war that was supposed to be deadly serious, but
when the brass weren't looking, they were having fun with it -
dropping out of the regimentation that goes with ground
armies...been around this particular battlefront before in
dreams and didn't seem to be much changing. But suddenly
a jump cut
and and I was presented two boxy looking trucks - one black, and
the one on the right was red and I was viewing both from the
back. Somehow I knew one of the trucks had a nasty habit
of somehow 'throwing their drivers'. It was almost like a
rodeo sense about them. Truly odd.
Then another jump
cut and the scene flips over to three garbage collection workers
involved in another situation. Strangely, all were wearing
those ubiquitous blue rubber gloves and we all somehow got to
debating what to do with all the spoiled milk, both regular and
chocolate that had to be dealt with. All of which seemed
to have something to do with the flooding up north in
Tennessee...so I made a note to watch for issues related to the
cleanup of Nashville and in particularly stories about dairying
and spoiled milk....yada, yada, yada...
And then things got
I awoke with a full
bladder and as I returned to bed Elaine said "I just got this
really strong impression of a box on the outlet by your wall
being hot - like it might try to catch fire...we have to check
it later today....I remember seeing scorched and very hot...."
touching the wall wart plugged in to power my shortwave radio
(warm but certainly not hot and dismiss everything as
"Just Elaine having an odd thought...)" the phone rings.
Here's where things get freaky...it was my son George (II)
"Hey Dad, guess
what? I was coming back from picking up my friend Mike
who's the race car mechanic...he just got back from
Monaco...anyway, we're driving over the Ballard Bridge and
we see this huge-ass fire. We pulled the car
over and I jumped, ran down under the bridge, hopped a
couple of fences and shot all kinds of video with my iPhone
and sold it to all the TV stations up here....you should
have seen it!"
Too damn strange!
My two trucks, the throwing people, Elaine's concerns about
scorching/fire potential from my 'outlet' and then to have my
son call and tell me about shooting fire video? I mean
And get this off the
KOMO-TV news site (which also has picture of the fire BTW) "A
box truck and a camper were destroyed in the blaze, witnesses
said." Hmmm...my two trucks"?
Several readers have
asked whether I was aware that Google's venture group is putting
money into a project which will attempts to 'tell the future' by
scanning the Internet. Yep. One in particular asked
whether we felt this was somehow a rip-off of all the work that
has gone into the web bot project. I can't speak for Cliff, but
I expect that anyone who's interested would find we've already
gone prior art in a huge portion of the use of the
internet for predictive purposes, so in terms of IP, been there,
Time's short enough (given what ahead in November) that such
things may not matter. What does matter is that
humans (omnihumanity as Cliff calls it) needs to do a
better job of tapping into our collective future in order to be
best prepared for whatever it is that's coming.
Let me put this into
even clearer perspective. A review of the literature says
that there is a continuum of access to future events.
When an event is years - if not centuries out into the future -
it is somewhat like a very, very weak radio signal. Might
be accessible only by using a specially tuned receiver (human)
and there use of oils, fumes, vapours, drugs, skrying devices
may indeed help people like Nostradamus, just to pick a familiar
Then as a Big Event
gets closer, we know from the 13-year lead we've got on the
Johnny-come-lately types that the closer an event come both
temporally (e.g. in time) and the more impacting
on the number of humans, the more lead-time there
appears to be.
Just before events
pop, the probability of an event arising out of the quantum
foams (or if you were around 5,000 years ago, it would have
arisen from the kalapas) we get into an area of nonlinearity
where strange things begin to foreshadow future events.
People make subtle changes in their use of language without even
knowing it. That's the basis of the whole predictive
linguistics project. ("Imitation is the sincerest form of
flattery" comes to mind about the johnny-come-lately types.)
Beyond this, as an
event gets even closer, there gets to be a period where a
big/widely impacting event starts showing up in people's
dreams as was the case when
Monday April 19, I wrote up one of my "Irwin Allen dreams" which
was experienced the Night of April 18/19 and preceded the Oil
Rig accident in the Gulf by about 20-hours or so.
Having a vivid dream
with aspects of the future event - and then noticing how Elaine
and I both caught 'aspects' of the phone call from my son before
that fire under the Ballard Bridge phone call...all
served to remind me that there's much more work to be done in
As a result, I've
noodling a Provisional Patent Application in the mail describing
a system and method note only for predicting the future based on
the work Cliff's done, but going further and building a full-up
time scope by combining the underlying SQL meta sets that
Cliff's work produces and running the meta sets against a large SQL
database designed to capture aspects and attributes of people's
stuff...but where you gonna get this SQL database of people's
dreams that you'll be able to use as the additional stage of
'tuning' to improve the predictive linguistics work?
I'm building it.
www.nationaldreamcenter.com. building it on the fly. Should be up and running
shortly. Weeks - depending on workload and the availability
of my programmer for the SQL backend work. Just a sketchpad of how I intend to go about the
collection process - data elements are defined, so it's really just
a matter now of writing and coding and that shouldn't be
terribly difficult. We're talking a couple of SQL tables,
a registration system, and some basics like that.
Center will have an independent output (based strictly on
dreams collected from others who have this "Irwin Allen
Disease'. And then, with a simple API, we can cross
connect the meta sets off Cliff's work and likely improve
accuracy on major events; certainly at the national level, but
more likely even down to the city level.
To put the analogy
into existing electronic terms, think of how a
super heterodyne radio works.
In the case of the 'superhet',
a single antenna input is used. In what I've set
off build, we'll be using a free-running 'receiver' in
predictive linguistics against another free-running receiver
The idea of letting
two databases 'run against one another' is what humans already
do to a large extent. It's more than thoroughly described
in Julian Jayne's great work: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.
I'm pretty sure that having two independent input databases
(predictive linguistics running against National Dream Center
data) would result not only in a much greater resolution into
future events, but may also form the basis for breakthroughs in
machine consciousness. After all, the human brain
has two hemispheres for different inputs (math, science (left
hemisphere) and logic in one 'database' and 'art, poetry, music'
in the other (right hemisphere)).
It's just that in
humans, the 'moderation' between hemispheres is bounded by
repetition of social programming. In the case of machine
moderation, we can tweak that moderation all over hells half
Am I disappointed
that our prior work (mostly Cliff's but a bit from me)
hasn't/wasn't recognized by the deep pocket folks? Duh.
However, since most
of the technology is well enough described so that someone
sufficiently skilled in the art could cobble it up, there's not
likely much in the way of IP to be had now. It's all been well
described (so it's prior art) on this site, in Peoplenomics,
Cliff's reports out of
www.halfpasthwuman.com and now the whole heterobase
concept is out there for AI types to ponder...yeah two databases
in free-running mode, differentiated input streams, moderated by
a bounded randomizer looking for best rule fits and testing
against future desired outcomes/goals...pretty much what humans
are, whether we think of that part of ourselves in those terms,
that you, Dave?"
Who'd you say is
making what in who's image here?
May 5, 2010
Laughing at Disaster
stock market opens this morning a mere 77 points from partial
disaster. I say partial because crossing under Dow 10,850
is like a suicidal person stepping out onto the ledge of a very
tall building. No, they haven't jumped to an inevitable
conclusion however many floors down, but the odds of getting
them safely back from the ledge are lower.
where they are leaning out and at the point of losing it
completely is slightly lower: down around Dow 10,600-10,700.
A kind of large range, but necessarily so since the slight gust
of [financial] winds can push people off even if they have a
sudden change of heart at the last minute.
Not a perfect analogy for the markets, but
close enough for
home use - and besides - this isn't trading advice.
markets are still out on the ledge, too, but about even;
more'n likely waiting to see what the rest of the world does and
watching to see who will step up to save Greece.
Japan as a bounce to the upside last night, but the 800-pound
gorilla (the Hang Seng) down another 2.1% so the risk of global
'contagion' is far from over.
news (such as it is) may come with even smallish footnote kinds
of financial stories; anything the bulls can spin into another
great 'Recovery is coming - everyone get long!" yarn. Not
that noisy floor variations in the ADP employment report, the
ISM data, or crude inventories can single-handedly save us from
collapse, but tomorrow and Friday will be the telling days.
will have the initial weekly claims figures out, not that this
should change much - too early for all those Census part-timers
to be coming back on the roles yet. But productivity
numbers is another problem of the 'rock and hard spot' variety.
If Productivity is up, it may seem like good news. But,
the way the economy is perched on the ledge, it simply means
consumption may be returning to 'normal'
problem with extremes of productivity are that with business
100% efficient, there's no need for humans to be involved in
automated processes. Once upon a time, higher production
meant at minimally more warehouse workers. Today with
automated pick & pull systems, a/k/a Warehouse Management
Systems, it's can be just a minor code tweak.
other hand, if Productivity drops a lot then it could mean fewer
humans that way, too. There just won't be a 'right answer'
except for a bounded solution that's not too high or not too
high. Like the Three bears porridge, the answer will try
to be "Just right..."
Unemployment Report will be a biggie, no matter how it happens,
but as usual, we'll be watching the behind-the-headlines
jiggering that goes on. First, we'll watch the workforce
number. If the number of workers is about the same, then
reducing the available workforce is a fine way to puff up the
employment rate (and consequently understate unemployment).
thing to watch is the Alternative Measures of Labor
Underutilization (U-6) report which shows the number of
seriously under employed people. Ugly number that really
doesn't get its due in the limelight of the bought & paid for
CorpMedia/MSM because it might require more than 10-seconds to
explain and God knows, we can have that let loose in the wilds
of "Sound Bite World'.
the Friday session, the Consumer Credit Report will be released
by the (not really) Federal Reserve. That's where we see
how well the sheeple are responding to the hype and going
further into debt. If the Debt is increase...ooops, sorry
credit is increasing, that means collapse will be slower.
Declining consumer debt (or credit if you're a bankster)
is bad as it will be a continuation of the very short term
tendency of people to reign in spending on stoopid products that
close Friday, the next
FDIC report will come out
and as I'm sure you're aware,
there has been an increase in the rate of
closures/reorganizations that past month, or so, and that last
week 175 branches of seven banks including three in
Puerto Rico were marched to the wall.
date, I count 622 branches as being reorg'ed or close
versus 159 in the same period of of 2009. So, we could say
without bending truth more than our leaders that "On a branch
basis, bank failures are running 3.9-times the 2009
the PR Department of the bankster coalition I'm sure would argue
that just counting institutions, the run rate is only 2.2 times
which leads to a good belly laugh because over time, more and
more people are figuring out that food prices are coming to the
USA and when coupled with high gas & oil prices (skip
this morning's noise trading down to $82 a barrel). As
major clues in case all the predictive linguistic work
point toward food shortages and outright famine wasn't
enough headlines in the US that "Store
Prices highest since January" and food specifically was up
2% for the month which thanks to the magic of compounding is
north of 26.8% annualized.
reports out of
India should be further incentives to roll out of useless paper
assets and into some person farm land...where food price
inflation has eased to just 16.7% annualized in March.
happen here in the good ole USA, though..." you may be thinking.
But, only if you haven't been following
the flooding in Tennessee which has screwed up everything
from farming to
brain has been kicked into compound low by the morning shot of
perhaps in Boston, where boiling water due to a water main break
has caused coffee sales to trickle) you might start
wondering in here "What the hell did George mean about laughing
at disaster in this morning's headline?"
to that are we?
don't know for sure, but I expect there will be enough happy
talk about the economy generated that the market should
maybe slow its collapse and take a good, hard bounce off the
Futures are lower early on and that might me we'll go out
and kiss the ledge and then rally nicely.
options players (like me, I suppose)
might look at a 3-month chart and figure that a decline from
11,250 to down around 10,850 would be a 400-point decline
and a short-term rally into options expiration that ran a
perfect Fibonacci 61.8% could lead us back north of 11,000 to
say (just guessing and this is not trading advice) 11.113.2.
chance to unload some shorts, play a very short-term long game,
and then load up on the shorts again around the options
expiration rally. Nope, not a bad strategy to pencil
out...besides if it doesn't work out (as these things
seldom do) we'll still be able to laugh as disaster. After
all, it's just paper anyway.
Yes My Sun
email alert just in:
:Issued: 2010 May 05 1215 UTC :Product: documentation at
# FAST WARNING 'PRESTO' MESSAGE from the SIDC (RWC-Belgium)
Strong flaring activity in progress, currently at ~ C9
frigging dandy - so in about 3-days or so, the magnetosphere may
get whacked again, so put "Watch for earthquakes popping"
between today and Sunday, or so...
during Greek Riots" is only the latest evidence of what I
refer to as GlobalRev.
the Blame Game is one of the highest rated of all PTB/MSM
pastimes and no shortage of 'riotous' material today... "Police
blame May Day riot on anarchists" in Santa Cruz.
mainstream revolutionaries are having problems as Hugo "Chavez
losing support of Venezuela's blue-collar workers" not that
a little help from some alphabet agencies probably doesn't
somehow figure into this.
Riot police are clashing with journalists in Cameroon.
have marked World Press Freedom Day
- but as long as internet sites
(like this one) are blocked by corpgov monitors and ISP's at
whim, it ain't free. The imminent death of net neutrality
will finish it off, I figure.
here's a fine way to look at the news with a useful reality
filter: You saw (presumably) that the
Obama administration is blaming the Emirates Airlines for
dropping the ball and letting the Times Square bomber suspect
"Republicans reject 'blame game' on oil spill." Of
course the republicorps which torpedoed the nation with the
housing bubble, Alan Greenspan and a couple of wars (did I
mention hellacious deficits?) is always blameless.
Howard Hill likens the difference between the (alleged)
political parties as being like comparing the Mafia to a
disorganized group of shoplifters. Criminals either way I
point out...but his point is well taken.
way, not to steal his thunder, but
go look at the 30+ days delinquent mortage rate chart on
Howard's Tuesday posting.
out this week we find "Mosquitoes inherit DEET resistance".
Why, that's nothing! People in Washington inherit
and save section ---
Hyperchronism Down at the
been much popping in modelspace recently about Hyperchronism - a
kind of odd behaviors of time bit bucket around here.
Cliff's got a
dandy explanation of it on the HalfPastHuman.com site here.
keeping an eye out for 'time anomalies' and they are showing up
with increasing frequency. Like this report:
"George - I am going ahead and
sending this to you. My daughter and I had this experience
on March 20th of this year. I had put it in the forum at
that time, now I am going ahead and sending it to you. Very
Very Odd Time slip - Which I NEVER Thought would happen to
Here is my experience:
We decided to go to the Art
museum here. We had talked to this lady - 70's in age -
doing weaving on this loom in the museum in one of the
rooms. We then walked around the rest of it - at the end we
walked back into that room and the lady was sitting down
towards the back. We went back and talked to her and a few
others sitting with her.
We were ready to leave, so we
said our goodbyes. We walked the 30 to 40 feet to the door
of the room and then another 40 feet to the front door of
the museum. (I walk fast, btw).
Anyway, there was a contribution
container at the front door, so I opened my purse, my
daughter said she needed to go to the bathroom, I said fine.
I got money out of my purse (all of this from walking out of
the room to putting money in the container - took at the
MOST One minute). I turned to look down the hall to where
the bathroom is, and I saw the LADY who we had been talking
to that had been sitting down when we left - walking down
FROM THE HALL - very slowly!
I looked at her SHOCKED - I
walked up to her and said "how did you do that - where did
you come from". She said "I got water in my water bottle
from the fountains in the hall". I told her that was
Impossible - we had JUST LEFT HER sitting in the room- I
continued saying "how could you have gotten water in your
water bottle, when maybe a minute had gone by". She said she
couldn't explain it, except others say she is fast. Now -
she walked SLOW - from my seeing her walking!! I didn't tell
But I kept persisting that I did
not understand how she had ALREADY FILLED UP her water and
was out of the hall! She just said, somethings couldn't be
explained, she guessed!
She left - but my daughter had
come out and was also shocked because she said she didn't
see the lady pass us up either.
I decided to find the water
fountains. I walked down a 20 foot hall and found them at
the very end! I tested the highest one, the water came out
just over the spout, so there was no way of filling up a
water bottle with that one. (I looked at her water bottle -
it was filled ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP)
I checked the lower fountain, it
came up about 3 inches over the spout - without much water
pressure. So there is NO WAY someone could have even FILLED
A water bottle in a minutes time from the fountains.
So, it seems my daughter and I
had a time slip - definitely an UNEXPLAINABLE occurrence
that I still can not wrap my head around or figure out.
Nothing like that has EVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE!!
ODD VERY VERY ODD!!!
to break the news to you, but this is what Hyperchronism is
about - these odd jumps. If I were a betting man, I'd say
that either 1) there is a parallel universe increasing
intersecting with ours, and as the intersections become more and
more frequent, as we get closer to 1011/201, then the incidence
of this type of event should increase exponentially OR my second
guess 2) is that Hugh Everett's work on the Many Worlds
Interpretation of quantum mechanics has another aspect of
it...namely, divergent tracks in time coming back together.
if you will, that the future under the MWI runs along at a
pretty much 'normal' rate until something happens and an aware
person's consciousness causes it to 'split' into separate
tracks. These tracks lead to this outcome or that, but
since there's so much in ancient literature (not to mention the
world's religions) about how the outcome (end times, etc) are
already known, then it sort of implies that when paths diverge,
they come back together again (as Cliff explained in his
consider some of the implicates here: One might be that
prayer (or mental conditioning/meditation or simply 'seeking
right path' puts a person on a given track through life.
They keep bouncing onto parallel (but pleasant!) side trips that
come back into the overall timestream.
other hand, people with negative energy, bad outlooks, bad
karma, or whatever, may for whatever reason persist in taking
bummer side trips to the land of thievery, jail, drug/alcohol
abuse, and throw in whatever else in the way of bummers.
even be that these side trips are why each of us is still alive
today -- because had we not chosen to co-create this particular day/circumstance with Universe, we could just
have easily been on a (poor way of putting this) dead-end that
when split Universe(s) come back together may not include the
same people - or they may be dead...that kind of thing; the
implicate of taking a 'wrong turn' in the co-creation of your
conscious 'pathing' process may explain how power of
prayer and positive thinking works. Not saying it does
for sure, but in all our study of time it's apparent that what
we think of as here/now is really just an intersection of energies (the kalapas) and at some level, we all help call
our reality into existence and the magic of this time/space
stuff is that it makes it all possible very much in The Matrix
type fashion, but different.
another one of these events to share involving cell phone time
and stove time, which got accidentally erase, so if that reader
would resend it, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to share that
because it was along the same lines as the phenomena described
by this reader.
news / bad news is that this all contributes to what is meta
layered as "surreal" in modelspace so if we picture a future
were the Obama administration gets a couple (two) more oil
rig-sized beyond-government-control/ability to fix problems
going, and we have food shortages, a sense of GlobalRev among
people rebelling against corpgov and the PowersThatBe - and toss
in a good number of people going through the stuck drooling
state trying to reconcile surreal Hyperchronism events, than
that's the kind of future we have to look forward to this year.
help but notice that there are some new projects popping up
around the net to try and get to where we've already gotten in
our project...but we've got lots of prior art in this.
And, I'm busily working on the next iteration in
humans-seeing-what's coming...should be ready to launch in a
month, or so. I'll keep you apprised of that as
developments warrant and I get the project moved along into the
WuJo Wednesday, Part Tew
While bending time
may seem a bit head-trippish, like the old lsaying goes "But
wait! There's More!"
A long time reader
(who also raises goats, by the way on a 600 acres spread up
northeast of us a state or two) sent this:
"George, did I
see something about Ed Grimsly on your site? I have reviewed
your reports going back a bit and can find nothing. In any
case there are a number of things that have come together in
the last week. (You
missed here - George)
something I have read about forever it seems and I have been
an avid Sci Fi reader for many years. In addition to those
interests I have also been a listener to late night radio
for many years. The Face on Mars is not new to me, nor is
What is new is
my recent reading of Dark Mission, along with Ed Grimsly's
story and the on going exposure of space oddities filmed
from earth by clever individuals, I have come to understand
more then ever what is going on in the wu wo world.
really got my attention. I have listened to Hoagland many
times and never really understood what he was about. Dark
Mission spells it out very clearly. We are being lied to,
look surprised, as you would say. Hoagland's bottom line,
the demise of a solar system wide, very old civilization,
looks like the truth from here. The reason for letting the
information out very slowly seems to be a fair idea. We are
now at the phase where the information is coming in greater
quantities now then ever before. The information that Nasa
has is of a very dangerous nature, I think. I do believe
that people would panic if there are not a few people around
that understand what has been discovered. Those very few
need to be brought along slowly so as not to upset the cart.
As I read the NASA story the hair on the back of my neck was
looking for refuge. To want to know and anticipating
confirmation is fine. Reality is a whole different story. No
matter how long and complete we are told the story will not
matter in some circles. When the talking heads make it
reality for the masses, there will be repercussions, to say
You just may
want to get yourself the best night viewing equipment you
can get hold of. There is no telling what we will be able to
see over the next few months/years.
Last night was
the first night that it was clear enough to sit out and see
what was to be seen.
In a very short
time (less then an hour) I was able to see at least 50
satellites. Sometimes there were as many as 3 sats in the
viewer at once. That may not seem like much but the field of
view is very small looking through the apparatus. Maybe as
small as 1% of the hemisphere. There are satellites going in
all directions, continuously.
I was able, it
seems, to see a difference in the size of different ones.
I did not see
any star wars on this watch but I did see what appeared to
be a flash very much like a light house beacon flash from a
shiny spot on the sky, directly
over head. Very unusual. Like a blue/white flash. Just one
time. Not a shooting star. Those are very apparent and seen
Hoping to call
Mr. Grimsly today to see if there is anywhere in particular
to look for a better opportunity to see what he claims to
how interesting the times are..."
Ed Grimsley's site is over here.
And while you may be satisfied that what's been seen are
ultra high altitude bees, that wouldn't explain why they'd
be shooting light beam at one another, would it? Just
Around the Ranch
the Dickens from tractoring and I can hardly wait to get
everything done around here that needs doing. It'll never
happen, of course, as that's the nature of farms and ranches -
there's always one more thing that can be improved upon.
problem is a wild rabbit who has taken to coming into the garden
and ripping up this, or that, and Zeus & Puscilla, the supposed
guard cats have not been earning their flea powder or Catheria
local ham radio club's hamburger feed last night (damn!) but
sore enough I can still hardly move...eating aspirin and coffee
may be hard on the gut but any port in a storm
Will be on
the Jeff Rense radio show tonight where we've cover whatever
happens in the market and the longer term outlook - 8 PM
to send CoastToCoast editor Lisa Lyon a note today for fine
up the 5/5/ George Noory show with an economic development
expert for a couple of hours of bummer economic talk
(like we dispense here) and then following up with an hour of
discussion of a new book and research on happiness.
Our kinda humor.
item on tap today: Due to talk to a west coast owner
of a large steel offshore sailboat. Been thinking we might
want to have a backup to the backup plan so why not a 50 foot
steel offshore boat? How does life get better? I
mean besides a winning Power Ball ticket?
serious ranch note: Since the installation of my fancy
new electronic weather station a couple of weeks back we have
had a whopping 0.04" of rainfall. The closest reporting
station up north of us in Tyler, Texas reports we're almost 5
inches behind on rainfall this year and that's a bit worrisome.
to mention this is advance just in case a bunch of local
cattlemen come by trying to blame my weather instruments for
what could turn into drought if we don't start getting a little
rainfall...Besides the AK I have printed up a set of driving
instructions on how to get to Nashville.
May 4, 2010
50 Points to Disaster
Landry my long-time friend who is a broker who left the fast
lane long ago and lives up in Shawnee, OK, sent an advisory out
to his colleagues in the industry who follow his technical
analysis work, which he kindly allows us to share:
Quick Alert: The decline this morning in the DOW is
approaching my target 10,850 which if broken raises the
probability that P3 down has started. I am attaching a short
term chart with the count as I see it at this moment. If
this count continues to play out as I have it labeled, I
will update it as it progresses. If the 10,850 level holds
we likely have one more rally to a new high before P3 down
the same start of P3 down possibility I've been mentioning in
the weekly Peoplenomics.com reports. As usual, this is NOT
trading advise. However, I think it worth mention that the
Dow Transport Index was down more than 4.3% and under Dow Theory
that's tantamount to disaster. Guess I can't gripe too
much with the invested portion of my personal account is up 10%
for the day - so far. Sort of makes up for the sluggish
performance (and losses occasionally, too) at other times.
If I can win 75/25, good enough for me.
is it going to be?" readers have been asking for almost a week,
now that the impacts of the oil rig sinking in the Gulf are
coming into focus? Tough question, that, since this is a
problem that will no doubt weigh on the Gulf for some time to
come. A friend down in Houston (in the industry) writes:
"I have talked with engineers at
BP, and the incident is one that is almost a
Please bear in mind that the
Gulf of Mexico has more wells drilled offshore than all
other offshore areas in the world combined – so our safety
record, while not untarnished, is very, very good.
To be blunt – engineering to
prevent this strange twist of events will be hugely
non-productive for industry, and cause refit of most rigs in
Gulf of Mexico. This will drive the rigs overseas, as there
(West Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia) they do not have
to contend with overly onerous procedures and safety
practices. This means they can make better cash overseas.
And that means fewer rigs with higher prices for those of us
renting them to drill here in the USA. And that, in turn,
means fewer wells drilled due to lesser economics from high
rig rental prices.
So one of
the impacts may be a slow-motion Exodus of US oil rigs which
really plays badly when it comes to US energy independence
thinking. It also near as I can figure, may hint that
terrorism (at least from al Qaeda or the Taliban (or other
Islamic groups) may not be involved at all. My reasoning?
Sure: If you read the transcripts of interviews with
Islamics, you'll find one of their complaints is with how the
West has intervened in there local resources (oil) and how they
would like to reassert control.
accident will in the long run increase incentives for
US-serving oil companies to up spending in other parts of the
readers have also asked about stories that go to the idea that
this is somehow the result of a 'North Korean torpedo attack"
which is about the most ridiculous thing I've seen in print in a
sure, holes in the federal response are starting to become
apparent with headlines such as "Despite
plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of
Containment efforts are continuing with the NY Times report that
"...BP readies dome to contain spill" which may allow some of
the escaping oil to be recovered, but this is surely one
hell of a mess.
How all of
this impacts financial markets remains to be seen, although the
AP reports that "BP
weights on (England's) FTSE as Greek worries linger" and
Bloomberg/Business week notices that Oil has dropped below $86
on US supply data.
which stopped the
Dow from putting on a screamer of a Monday rally Monday - up
143.22 points. These 'jam 'em up Monday's' are all too
A call to
my friend Robin Landry underscored that there's still some risk
the market could go on to new highs and even perhaps into
that although what I keep calling the Big LaBounsky may have
been hit last Monday (4/26/2010
intraday 11,308.95) what we ought to be looking for would be
exceeded the highs of last Thursday and Friday: 11,232.54 and
If we get
action above those levels intraday, and especially if we
trade over the 11,308.95 intraday level, then I'm going to have
to give up coffee so as not to execute my 'load the boat' on
long-term short positions on financials. Robin was kind
enough to remind me that patience is the hardest skill of all
to learn if investing. Those that don't learn it
are called traders.
back to our limits of perception, the expectation remains that
1) this is Obama's first KatRita-sized problem and 2)
this is only first of what promises in linguistic modelspace to
be three situations of this magnitude which will occur
between now and November which will underscore that Government
at all levels is no match for Nature and Universe when push
comes to shove. Or, is that push comes to tax?
Futures are lower but gold is up nearly $10-bucks.
to keep mentioning this, but what if - and this is only an IF -
the series of quakes that is continuing down the the upper
reaches of Baja are setting up for a sinking of land that would
flood the $1-billion a year of foodstuffs that come from the
(below sea level) Imperial Valley?
sighting of a 4.6 quake in the region
this morning has me
wondering if this might not be one of those two remaining
"KatRita-scale problems yet to come this year that government
would have a hell of a time responding to...
this comes to mind? A reader email about the September 9
shape of Things to Come report:
oceanic disease (last paragraph on page 13 in the Sept 9,
2009 report) - sounds like this is another hit on the oil
disaster. [blue flue] is also a hit, and was contemplating
it as one of the
[2/two (large) damage inflicting water events] from
page 19 of the last report - and from page 21 - "The
[oceans] are described as being [unlike (not as before) the
[Fall (Autumnal Equinox)] before...Further impacts from
[earth changes]...are indicated to have [significant], and
[crushing] impacts on [planetary fishing operations]...
Hmmm...maybe this is why I keep watching the quakes around
Mexicali...elevation: 0 to -49 feet.
chancellor Angela Markel ought to be in sales.
idea that she will be able to convince normally level-headed
Germany to toss €22.4 (just under
$30-billion USD) at Greece seems absurd.
Not that she's not the 'princess of
sales' and won't be able to get this through. But what's
out there on the horizon is the pending collapse of other
European big-spenders (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and if
Gordo Brown comes rises from the grave [polls, we can toss in
the outposts of the royals, too.
Our Luxembourg trader/source points
out the article in Monday's Spiegel online (Germany) which
figures it about the same way: "Huge
National Debts could Push Euro Zone into Bankruptcy."
With such glaring pessimism, the
few friends I have who are currency traders are making all kinds
of bets on what to a longer-term thinker is just more Merky
mean the US will have to raise rates sooner than later?
think of too many other reasons why
"Hedge Funds: Very Short 10 Year Treasuries" would be
popping up in scans.
NY's Terror Bust
hizzoner mayor Bloomberg) were initially saying there was no
evidence that NYC's failed Times Square bombing attempt was the
work of al Qaeda, we can now toss out excessive political
the Washington Post reports a suspect - a US citizen originally
from Pakistan was pulled off a plane headed for Dubai to be
questioned as a suspect.
people on the net often go on and on about the Patriot Act's
excessive powers, but with this bust (of a suspect) it
will be interesting to learn over time how much of this arrest
was facilitated by provisions of the Act, versus how much was
attributable to just damn good police work. My suspicion
is that police work matters most...
the other hand have continuing questions:
that a Pakistani American has been arrested regarding the
weekend Times Square truck bomb, authorities have stopped
looking for the white man videotaped acting strangely in the
area. Why? Early NYPD reports were that the bomb potential
was relatively harmless, but now federal authorities contend
it was capable of "mass carnage".
A bit like
the crashproof passport
at the 9/11 site isn't it?
and save section ---
Debating Practical George
I am a
huge fan of Mountain House pouches of freeze-dried emergency
food. Call me spoiled, but many a 72-hour kit has 'food
bars' that all taste the same. Either click on the ad
(bottom ad in the right column above,
or go here directly.
think: A pile of similar-tasting bars or an
assortment of beef stew, beef stroganoff, chicken teriyaki....well, you get
Although we haven't
stocked up Elaine's car (or the screaming red demon either, come
to think of it) my excuse is pretty simple: We don't go
anywhere. And, when we do, the range upwards of
30-40 miles which is within easy ham radio (or cell phone) quick
response from whoever's at the ranch.
planning a vacation now, and as a result, I've been pondering what's
most efficient what to 'gear up' a car so as to be ready for
anything that may come along?
The first - and most
obvious- is to travel with other folks from the around your area
who are going on similar trips. Convoying just makes
The second part of
major trip planning seems like it ought to be turning the car
into a mobile survival platform, so that task is now underway.
Looking at food, water, basically wants to have 7-days worth of
supplies in the car and enough other goods that if we ever
bogged down somewhere along the way, we could get back to the
This is a far out
kind of exercise, but what IF we were on a cross-country trip
and there was an
attack on the country? We have no way of testing our
electronics 'hardening' of the car's electronics (which should
work in theory) but even if you've got a car that runs,
something like am EMP event would almost certainly shut down the
grid such that whatever you have in your gas tank would be IT
until you could find a gas station with an emergency generator.
Oh, and it would need to have been hardened, too.
Which gets me back
to trip planning. What's reasonable prepping? Oh,
sure, joining Triple A is a no-brainer. And their travel
planning services are most excellent, I hear.
But what about some "out of left field" kinds of event - like that oil rig
accident in the Gulf? What if something like that happens
when we're 2,300 miles from our relatively safe and well-equipped
Then Rational George
shows up and starts asking the hard questions:
"OK, I can see
having a case of bottled water in the car, Fatso. But, by the look
of you, going 72-hours without food wouldn't hurt you a bit.
Couple of vitamin pills and a
gallon of Pedialyte so you don't run out of
electrolytes, but why plan for the worst all the time?"
Well, just seems to
me that the car should be considered a survival pod...you
know...food, hiking gear, outdoor clothing, everything you'd
want to have to start over if we got caught out someplace like
eastern Wyoming, or something...
"See here Tubby: you're
nuts. You're the poster boy for catastrophism. Most important things to have in the car are water,
battery cables, a cell phone, basic tools, and a container each
of engine oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. That &
the basic car kit, Triple A membership, and update
Microsoft Streets & Trips (2010)
along the way for construction issues...you'll be fine.
What is it with over planning everything. Is
that like...oh...you know...a disease or something?"
way to look at it, sure. On the other hand, wouldn't a
First Aid kit be sensible?
give you that...but you're planning a summer trip so
why bother with gearing up? Get practical here...."
Well, what about a
simple 72-hour kit for two people...
"I suppose, if
you insist...but remember, in most of America, towns were
built about 30-miles apart because that was a good day of
travel on a horse. So at the extreme, you may be no
more than 15-miles from a McDonalds or something...OK, get
the 72-hour kit if you must..."
OK, then what about
a few upgrades to that kit so it's really useful?
"Like what did
you have mind?"
Oh, take the little
wire saw that comes in most kits. Most of them have rings and if you needed it, after a couple of small
branches, that would get terribly uncomfortable....so I was
thinking upgrading that to the kind with wrist straps...more
practical, you know?
You're going to visit friends and relatives and see the
country, not go off like frigging Paul Bunyan and cut down a
forest. Besides, along your route of travel there
isn't much in the way of wide-open spaces. There are
these wild animals called people and you can tame
most a couple of $100 bills...that's a survival kit for you.
Works in any situation...I call it The Magic Cash Kit.
Three or four hundred dollar bills can usually get you
anything you need...including towing or a Greyhound ticket
what if the economy implodes completely while we're on our trip?
Then what? What if people stop taking cash? Then I'd
need the 72-hour kit and as long as I'm doing that, why not step
up to the better Mountain House pouches and a few other things,
too...you know, bring the serious walking/hiking shoes?
hiking shoes make sense if you're really going to do
anything more than your usual...wander from three star hotel
to four star restaurant restaurant and then out on the road
again. Don't bring your hiking shoes unless you
promise to hike enough to make them a better choice than
your chukka boots you're wearing...you walk 5-miles in them
many days, right?"
kind of shoes did you wear when you were climbing around
Carlsbad Caverns on your last tripping trip?"
My point is simply this: What's the most likely thing
to go wrong on your vacation?"
"Exactly! The more of your 'survival crap' you put in
the trunk, the more you're going to have to move to get the
spare out. Have you checked it?"
Well...er....not lately, I guess.
"You're a chowder head Ure! Stick with risks in order
of probability! Replace radiator hoses before travel,
change oil, new tires if needed. Check tire pressures,
construction updaters for the laptop, cell phone coverage -
you know - the important stuff not this head-tripping stuff
end of the world crap."
care: I'm getting a 72-hour kit for the car anyway.
Upgrading it too. I know the odds of actually needing it
during a very short window of a vacation are very low. But
what about needing to bug out? The stuff lasts forever, or
near enough. Gas main leak, tornado, or something like
that - you know - disaster not advertised in advance?
Besides, we will be going near Yellowstone and the kits come
go ahead then...You do know Mountain House makes a seafood
chowder in pouches, don't you - chowder head?"
I did. Main reason for the trip is to meet with Cliff but
as long as I'm near Seattle, Ivars is my real destination.
email to ponder:
George, I usually read your column, U.S. in order to learn
about economics. Over the years, I've gleaned enough that
I'm not totally lost when economists speak their patented
form of jargon. However, not having much affinity for
numbers and such, most of it still remains Greek to me.
Lately, your site and others have been educating me about
the latest in global neo-fascism. All this has been very
interesting, but it remains critically human centric. I
wrote you previously about some of the prophecies of Wallace
Black Elk, which he generously shared to a wide audience,
which included people like myself, who really did not have
the mental space at that time to comprehend, or even truly
take seriously, what he said.
does not mean that he was not treated with respect, simply
that it seemed utterly fantastic to entertain the notion of
what he termed the "Earth Changes". Sure, most people from
dominant society who listen to prophecies from Indian Holy
Men are largely viewed as wanna be's, as new agers, or as
escapists, looking for another paradigm beyond western
in this fashion, it is easy to dismiss it all as some
sophomoric attempt at moralizing, at attacking the foibles
of western civ., yet seen from the point of view of someone
who has NOT renounced their connection to the natural world,
It fulfills the objective reality that if modern man is
allowed to continue unchecked, he will extinguish all life
on this planet as well as himself.
reality of economics that you have pointed out-that it is a
cyclic discipline, concurs directly and naturally with the
rhythms of the natural world.
is exciting, altho not in a positive way, is the concurrence
of the linguistic end of the current system and the
prophecies of the Earth changes. Our jaded culture views
environmental concerns with a yawn. To the dominant
philosophy, the earth is but dead, inanimate matter.
Resources are to be ripped wholesale from this dead thing,
because it makes no difference to anything or anyone.
Mankind is superior to everything, and thus, mankind can do
whatever he wants with little to no repercussion for his
the point of view of one who has NOT renounced his
connection to the natural world the above philosophy is
nothing short of insane. The fanatical focus of natural
events as occurring in some type of mathematical/mechanical
never never land-some form of purely mechanistic
operation-misses the entire point of LIFE.
it that we, in western civ. still do not have the first clue
as to what actually gives our mechanical flesh, bone, and
blood forms animation-life?
it be that the crazed single minded intensity of describing
process has forgone the wider truth about WHY this process
exists? So now tall man has once again unleashed death and
destruction, this time in the gulf. What has tall man
learned from his ability to devise better and more
widespread forms of death dealing, intended as such or not?
word, environment, has mostly negative connotations in
today's broken society. It truly is an insufficient word,
easily dismissed by that jaundiced glazed over look so
common among those whose only focus is the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Ultimately, one would think that the best and most enduring
form of economics would be based on the natural world's
ability to maintain it. The obvious fact is that this simple
theory has escaped just about everyone in the field of
economics, especially those employed by the neo fascist
Personally, I despise the so-called "green" ideas bandied
about today by the arrogant leftists. All they are doing is
substituting some elements in a crippled philosophy, and
pretending in front of the mirror to have answers to all the
questions. Their ideas are not revolutionary, but just
slightly revised status quo nonsense.
reality, to one who has NOT renounced their connection to
the natural world, is that so far, tall, arrogant man has
yet to realize he has woven his own noose, built his own
gallows, and is already heading for the trap door.
prophecy of the Earth Changes does not rule out nuclear war,
or killing the oceans, or other forms of uncontrolled human
released death. What it does seem to say is that humanity
belongs to a larger sphere, and that humanity has free will
to follow whatever choice he might wish, but if he continues
to follow his current path, then the Earth will have no
choice but to purify herself from the abuse.
Electricity will cease to exist. The surface of the planet
will undergo such massive and radical restructuring that the
world will not be recognizable to any one as this
progresses. Cities will be the last vestiges of degenerate
and perverted humanity, where only the worst will continue
to survive, although this too will end.
will attempt to escape the man made hells, and travel into
nature, but if they take with them the perverted ways, the
wild lands will kill them. It is possible for humanity to
live through these times, but it will certainly be anything
so-called environment is really nothing like it is conceived
in our dominant culture. It is the cradle and the grave of
all the struggles of humanity, the conscious expression of
the river of life, and our only real guide to understanding
who we are, and where we need to be heading.
Makes it all seriously interesting to watch: The
line up of multiple pathways of prophesy, prediction, dowsing,
skrying, astrologizing, and...well, you know the list...all
coming together makes for what should be interesting times
there are readers who adhere to the other view...that this is
just (as one wrote) another 'false alarm like Y2K and on the
other side of it, say 2014, you'll all look like idiots for
wasting so much effort on such thoughts when all we really need
is better engineering and more hard work..."
on the holistic viewpoint which embraces rather than subjugates,
nature, Who are these people that pass paper promises off
as 'valuable' and then debase the promised labor and value
behind it through inflation and other confiscatory means?
if it's just harder work and better engineering that's needed to
make the whole planet 'right' again, you think maybe there's a
point coming from the Gulf?
Rising Tension Week
the week when we are supposed to 'feel' (as much as read in
headlines) a transition into 'rising tensions' which should
carry us forward to July 11th-ish period, which will mark when
we should see a saw-tooth kind
of period of 'release language' begin; ultimately we get to the
biggest release events we've ever seen in modelspace (drawfing
9/11, the KatRita Hurricanes, China quake, Banda Aceh, and all
the rest combined. Should be quite a show.
Barf bags and aspirin at the ready kind of thing.
have no clue what this means, run (don't walk) over to
with $10 and get the "Shape of Things to Come" report which is a
50+ page 'light reading' of how language has been changing over
time and signaling astute readers about future events. It
won't help you feel any better but at least you'll have a clue
what we're talking about as we natter on about rising tensions,
emotional release events, modelspace happenings and the movement
of events/linguistics hints within modelspace.
We're in a
period of so much 'building tension' right now that about all we
can hope to do is list the 'rising tension' events - those
events which bring massive lifestyle change in slow-motion.
Today's short list:
Obama's posse and oil company execs are working the problem
of how to shut down that gushing oil rig which caught
fire/exploded off the Louisiana coast and which is
threatening to wreck beachfront property values (oh, and the
environment, too, I suppose I should mention that)
along a swath from LA to FL.
thing about the oil leak is we are now around 70%
fulfillment on the predictive linguistics call for
"dead/dying oceans and the 'blue flue" as reports warn that
of all gushers could kill Earth's oceans" which is right
in line with the linguistics, but remember (this won't be
pleasant, so drop the Wheaties for a sec): This is
only the first of what should be a trifecta of events
between now and November which will show any thinking person
with 13¢ worth of brains
that government has only very limited ability
to cope with Ma Nature and her sidekicks... You
haven't lost sight of the fact we've still got 3-4 major
earthquakes to go this year of the "Great Quake" type in
5.9 in Japan this morning's tiny compared to what's out
What I find most interesting in
the oil patch? (curious?) is the coincidental
timing of Dick Cheney's old outfit "Halliburton
buys Boots & Coots" an oil & gas well control
$240-million on April 12...then April 20 along
comes the start of the current disaster. Repeat after
Gold seller Gordo Brown is into his last three-days of
campaign to keep his job in the UK. A renunciation
by UK voters of the Establishment/PowersThatBe paradigm of
hype shuck & jive for the corpgov bottom line would
constitute a vote in the direction of GlobalRev ...the
rebellion against runaway corporatism which is underway
everywhere (even if at a preconscious level). Need
examples? How about this next item...
Video may show hints to authorities who are seeking a
would-be car bomber at New York's Times Square, an event
which didn't happen because the fertilizer used was lower
than explosive grade, we hear.
OK...Immigration marches (pro-illegal immigration, as far as
I read it) here in the US this weekend
ended in some cases in violence in places like Santa Cruz.
Gotta wonder what Wednesday (Cinco de Mayo) will bring.
Hold the Mayo?
there's the rising tensions of the investment community as
half a dozen long-term stories are in play:
reports around the 'net that JP Morgan may be under a
DoJ investigation. This comes as rumors of
persistent market manipulation continue and some dealers
report odd delays in delivery of silver bars to their
flick of the calculator (kinda easy for this, but go
with me on this - it's important)
shows the Dow lost 195.67 points last week
eight point drop during the today's trading today could
send the market under the psychologically important
(although not to sane people) 11-thousand level.
Sane people have seen this coming for a long time as sane people are not greater fools when it comes to
paper & ink being passed off as valuables. Of
a rally this morning to fit the Monday mold.
Along in here somewhere we should mention the Personal
Income report which is always like reading a SDNL
"blah, blah, blah.... Oops, I mean..."
Personal income increased $36.0 billion, or 0.3
percent, and disposable personal income (DPI)
increased $32.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, in March,
according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased
$58.6 billion, or 0.6 percent. In February,
personal income increased $7.1 billion, or 0.1
percent, DPI increased $4.3 billion, or less than
0.1 percent, and PCE increased $56.4 billion, or 0.5
percent, based on revised estimates.
Real disposable income increased 0.2 percent in
March, compared with an increase of less than 0.1
percent in February. Real PCE increased 0.5 percent,
the same increase as in February.
The punchline? "Personal
saving -- DPI less personal outlays -- was $304.0
billion in March, compared with $332.2 billion
in February. Personal saving as a percentage of
disposable personal income was 2.7 percent in March,
compared with 3.0 percent in February."
ROFLMAO Hand me the crack pipe?
Continental and United Airlines are planning to mere -
and no, just because Peoplenomics this week was titled
"Twilight of the Jets" is purely coincidental...
(NYSE: CAL) and United (NASDAQ: UAUA) today announced a
definitive merger agreement, creating the world's
leading airline with superior service to customers,
expanded access to an unparalleled global network
serving 370 destinations around the world, enhanced
long-term career prospects for employees, and a platform
for improved profitability and sustainable long-term
value for shareholders. The all-stock merger of equals
brings together two of the world's premier airlines,
creating a combined company well positioned to succeed
in an increasingly competitive global and domestic
Why just think: If they could get
independent-minded Alaska to merge they could be (groan
ready?) The Alaska UCon... and for a few
airline options players who saw this coming, this is
"Who's on the Hook and why, again?" is the big issue as
Social Democrats in German are pressuring Angela
Merkel's gov't which is trying to slam through
€22-billion to bail out
That just a part of
a total of $146-billion US worth of aide they're going
for. Can you image what politics would be like
here in the US if someone was trying to float a
$220-billion bailout for Canada on the flimsy excuse
that "We must save the world?" That's the scale &
audacity of things. Oh, we already did our bailout
for the bankster class...maybe Germans will catch on to
the game, or not... But meantime, people in Greece
don't seem too happy about living under (instead of
over) their national income for a change
- violence going on there again.
can go on and on, but taken as a whole, this is a world where
the heat is being slowly turned up on the world and we're
scheduled (linguistically) to see increasing tension and
polarization build like this through July in stair step fashion.
advice I could give anyone along in here is: Eyes open to your
local surroundings, turn off those talk-radio shows that try to
whip up emotions on one side of an issue or the other and just
chill out. Own your own feelings, keep MSM media out of
your life as much as you can and remember that every time the
MSM hits an emotional 'hot button' they are doing it for one
agenda, or another, and they're not right out front with who
owns them, why they are pushing for this or that, or why.
"My, This is Curious
PressTV agency carrying the headline "UN
calls for worldwide press freedom" strikes me as kind
of...oh...curious, I guess is the best word.
Nuke Face Off
SecState Clinton and Iran's Ahmadinejad are scheduled to make
appearances at the opening of a conference on Nuclear
egalitarian sort of fellow, seems to me there's an agenda
working here since there's huge pressure on Iran over the NPT
(no-proliferation treaty) but in descending order less on North
Korea, and then less on Pakistan, then way less on India and
virtually none on Israel.
selective enforcement against those not aligned with the Western
Master's the Universe Globalist Paradigm...I mean if I were just
Kim Jong-Il is visiting China. More than a trip for
Chinese food? I'd try the oyster sauce beef over noodles,
myself...but more'n likely, subs are on the menu. Yeah,
like that South Korean sub recently sunk...
Government For the Government
when governments at least made some pretext thyat they were By
the People and For the People? Guess that clown suit is
coming off as Max Keiser writes "Australian
Mining Share Tumble on new 40% Tax on Resource Firms to Fund
Increase in Government Employee Wages..."
point as the government expansions continue globally, all the
governments get together and there comes a global slave
class...those who don't work for government but must labor away
their lives paying for it.
revolution of the workers, which has happened before in places
But not to
has been tracking the "Constitution-Free Zone and it doesn't
yet cover the whole country. Just most of it.
and save section ---
remember the case a while back - Boston I think it was, but
a more recent murder/home-invasion robbery up in the (Seattle)
Tacoma area brings me to a common sense point about listing
shouldn't need to remind you of this, but if you're listing
something valuable on Craigslist (or any other online site) use
some common sense if you have something valuable to sell.
Or, that's why eBay may be safer since the user/buyers are
traceable and you can deal with people in faraway places who
don't need to come to your home.
better still - just give stuff to Goodwill or a local shelter
which can use things like old TV sets and stuff...or deal with a
reputable jeweler...know what I'm sayin?
to ride trains - my most favorite so far? The switchback
out of Cusco Peru that then heads down into the upper reaches of
Amazonia to stop at
Picchu. But here's one a little closer to home and one
that's on my list for this summer:
"George, you mentioned wanting
to ride the train from Durango to Silverton if and when you
make the trip out this way. I would like for you to research
another option in our area: The Cumbres-Toltec train that
goes from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM. It is far more fun and
interesting than the Durango Silverton train. The D-S goes
up the Animas River in the same canyon and is pretty enough,
but boring as heck by the time you're an hour and a half
into it. The C-T train starts in high desert sage country,
climbs into the mountains, crosses trestles, goes through
tunnels, winds along steep cliffs, stops for lunch at the
Cumbres Pass, then after lunch you wind around the
mountains, into forests, and on into the charming little
town of Chama, NM. No Affiliation...........just remembered
what a fun trip it was! I've been on the D-S ride 3 times
(we live in nearby Dolores, CO, and are roped into taking
company on the trip) and must tell you that if you do go on
the D-S train, be sure to book the bus ride back to Durango
rather than taking the train back. That ride back on the
train is boring as HELL and seems to take forever!
http://www.cumbres-toltec.com/ They have a shuttle
van that returns you to your point of origin.........it's a
full day trip. You can opt to take the train either from
Chama or from Antonito. We recommend you start from
Antonito, as the sagebrush part gets boring if it's at the
end of the trip.
I'd be kicked out of Anderson County (Texas, and stand up[ when
you say that) if I didn't mention our
local Texas State
Railroad - which after more than 7-years of owning property
here I still haven't gotten around to riding. Go
Bot Miss? No...
times a week, a reader will send in a note saying "Where's that
"Global coastal event" you guys kep talking about? And
what about "Sea level" write others.
If the oil
mess (now underway in the Gulf) isn't enough, there are hints
other places about the sea level change making quiet headlines
like the recent "Pair
of Bering Sea earthquake may cause West Coast seal level changes".
No, doesn't seem like much, but patience please, we only get the
headline/emotion hits right. Whether it's a fraction of an
inch now or hundreds of feet later, it's better than any other
directional indicator on where to be looking for future news
that I'm aware of...
people now and then say "What about
Terrence McKenna's TimeWave Zero work?
stuff - and touches on some of the timing closely, but the key
thing is is that TWZ doesn't get us down to the entity level of
events. In other words, TWZ gives a good indiction of
"here comes a big hit of novelty" but it doesn't say by sea, by
air, or the ground is moving. Just stuff to ponder.
Matters of Taste
was kind enough to send in a screenshot last week that suggested
the daily UrbanSurvival.com report was a great read, and all,
but occasionally, due to the vagaries of how different browsers
work, the last letter of a line would run over and spill into
the right-hand column which got to be hard on the eyes.
So what I
did this weekend was hired a team of Margin Police who weren't
doing anything (they could have been defending the
US-Mexico border, but weren't) and hired them. If the site
looks a little 'cleaner' its because there is a tad more
whitespace around the edges. If the resulting increase in
glare is a bit much for Monday, I apologize in advance.
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.