Coping: Prepping for the Great Shut-In?

In Thursday’s column we began to roll around some of the issues that would likely accompany a Big Shut-In – which would be a justifiable public policy response to Ebola getting loose in the USA.

There was one error in the report pointed out by reader Elizabeth:

I visited the CDC site but couldn’t locate the ‘cleaning and sanitizing with bleach’ section.  Could you please post the link?  You referenced 2 links today but the actual links are missing.  Could you post both please?

It’s early (and the coffee is still spinning up) but here’s the one that matters most: 

Second error:  Death count is 700 not 7000…stick around for a while, though.  It was raining zeros and we’ve had a drought of decimal points this week.… >>> Read More >>>

Standby for a Phony Crisis

Brought to you by hedge funds that are pissed that Argentina (as everyone knew they would) is planning to stiff some hedgies.

Oh, it’s going to be terrible…woe is with us…this is the beginning of the end!!!”

I can hear the hand-wringers already – which is odd when I think about it, because the talking heads of the market haven’t been spun up for the day yet, but that’s besides the point.

One of the genuinely rational reports out there, calling it like it is, is being served up this morning from Heidi Moore’s pen over at the UK’s Guardian website.… >>> Read More >>>

Coping: Prepping for Ebola

Some of what follows is fictional, but then again, oftentimes there’s just “too convenient” a fit between the observed facts of the world and a very conspiratorial viewpoint.

I mentioned this to subscribers earlier and with the withdrawal of Peace Corps workers from the hot zone overnight, it’s time to start seriously contemplating prepping just in case the ‘worst outcome” happens and Ebola gets a foothold inside the USA.

Here’s the problem in a nutshell:

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Electronic Prepping: What You Didn’t Know…

Since I wrote the book “Broken Web: The coming collapse of the Internet” (yes, you can get it on Amazon) I’ve been watching many of the things forecast in that book come into view and become part of the American consciousness.

This morning we present the first of two reports this week, one of which is a free piece of software that might increase your personal privacy and which may help insulate you from coming internet attacks on American infrastructure.

And then, this coming weekend, we hope to have ready an interview with Manfred Rolle, who’s one of the leading internet security gurus (and architect with chief software designer Jens) of the very successful Maxa Cookie Manager. 

Sure, canning, heritage seeds, water purification and 1,800 FPM rounds may seem like great prepping items, but we covered most of that for subscribers in back issues over the past 13-years of Peoplenomics issues in the subscriber archive.  Things like raising goats and solar power system design?  Sure, old hat.  MRE storage temps?  I’m sure we’ve covered it somewhere…

But with all that prepping behind us (not to mention our EMP strategies) we have moved a lot closer to being able to deal with the “real-time threats” and hence this morning’s focus.… >>> Read More >>>

Housing Data: Up But Turning?

One of the key press releases every month in the S&P Case-Shiller Home prices report, just out this morning:

imageData through May 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show the Composite Indices increased at a slower pace. The 10-City Composite gained 9.4% year-over-year and the 20-City 9.3%, down significantly from the +10.9% and +10.8% returns reported last month. All cities with the exception of Charlotte and Tampa saw their annual rates decelerate.

In the month of May, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted gains of 1.1%.

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Schizophrenic Tuesday

“Say what?

Oh, just took my “clever writing” pill this morning and that means we will have a split personality report.  Part of it will be deadly serious when the housing report comes out from Case/Shiller/S&P here, so do check back.

Meantime, most of the activity both in markets and on the net seems to be an exciting game of “Which straw will break the camel’s back?”

While “the camel” put on 22 points and was up another 33 when I looked earlier, it’s really the balance of the week that will tell the tale.

In a few minutes, we get the housing data, later this morning consumer confidence, then advance GDP tomorrow along with a Fed Rate decision. … >>> Read More >>>

Coping: Tuesday at the WoWW

Ah…World of Woo-Woo time, is it?

A recurrent theme around here lately in our research are all those people who we thought were dead, but really are not.

One that plagues me is Fidel Castro…I could have sworn on a stack that he was worm food, but no, still alive and kicking.  I’ll be damned.  (Six conspiracy sites have reported Putin met with a zombie, though…)

And yes, I know it was a distinct event from Hugo Chavez…

Another person that many think is “a-goner” is Jane Goodall…British primate scientist.  Reader Donald admits to being plagued by this one:

I’ve been meaning to share this with someone.

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Monday in the Financial Casino / The Off-Planet View

New shooters….coming out!”

Yes sir, it sure feels like a casino…all kinds of craps… but I feel strangely light-headed about it.  Maybe Doc Thompson can get me some pills, or something, for it.  Ah…there’s the rub…Which pill? 

Well that depends on which casino game we’re talking about.

One pill might be for infectionthis would be for the systemic infection that could flare up with this week’s Argentina financial disaster waiting to flare up.  As you’ll remember, the IMF et al want Argentina to pay up and Argentina, which turned stiffing the international banksters into high art back in 2002, wasn’t it?, is set to do it again.… >>> Read More >>>