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 >>>

Coping: With the Making of “Personal Magic”

I’ve told you many times about Chris Tyreman and the Jewish studies group up on the Prairie of Canada that’s recently come out with a couple of books (100 Questions You Never Thought to Ask and Didn’t Want the Answers To…. and The Destruction of Sabbath: Tracking the History of Deception).  They’ve found a hidden “error correcting code” in ancient Hebrew and they’re finding out amazing mis-translations of religious texts.    That’s not our topic here, though.

But besides sharing a driving fascination with figuring out the Big Problem (how humans have been led astray/manipulated and so forth), I don’t think I’ve mentioned that they, too, have significant skills when it comes to “personal magic” of the kind that lets some people turn their homes into real marvelous “life spaces” while other people, putting no more thought into their surroundings than a cheap framed post to cover up a wall, live in places that are really “dead.”

Elaine’s expression of it is “transporting.”

She’s working on what used to be a simple cobbled-on covered porch with a tin roof on the side of our modular/mobile/trailer.  And it’s turning into a morning “coffee room”  because, along about sunrise, we can be out there with the coffee as the local wildlife goes about the front yard doing its thing.… >>> Read More >>>

Those Who Forget History…

….are damned to repeat it.

So this morning, we walk into what the librarians of this world used to call “the stacks” as we try to size up some correlative data about the pre-Depression run-up to the all time (until then) Great Depression.

Our quest this morning is two-fold:  First to see what some of the missing data might tell us, and secondly to see how the “humans in denial” phenomena works.

After headlines and coffee, as is our weekend ritual around here.

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Economics: Worrywarts and Dart Throws

The longwave economic paradigm is simple:  The economy goes through 48-64 year cycles that are fairly regular, although there is a case for a 75-year cycle that goes along with some theoretical work I did with a colleague in 2000-2001 about how long a currency could last until it was overloaded with debt and needed collapse (a value restoration process) in order to retain its value.

Here lately, the US currency has been relatively stable, which is why gold and silver haven’t gone screaming toward the stars.  But give it time.

We are still in the bottoming-out portion of the longwave decline in interest rates that any damn fool can see by looking at a long-term chart of the 10-year Treasury.>>> Read More >>>