Eclipses, Spring and Unimaginative People

imageIf you’re reading this morning’s column, I assume you forgot to call in sick and fly your Gulfstream up to Greenland for the eclipse today.  Just a guess, mind, you.

Got to love the headlines about it, though.  Not to burst your bubble, or anything, when when you read headlines like “Total solar eclipse provides a spectacular celestial show” don’t get too worked up.

Around here, when we see stories like this, we take an East Texas Outback kind of practical approach, which includes laughing our butts off at live coverage of darkness on television.

Since you’re NOT in Greenland this morning, I’ll help you simulate an eclipse:   I simply get a paper bag, go outside, and put it over my head.  When I’m tired of seeing darkness, I take the bag off.  (I’ll ignore the peanut gallery suggestion I use a plastic bag…)

People who get worked up over eclipses aren’t particularly bright unless they want to have some fun with it.

For example, say you are driving on a freeway just as a total eclipse happens.  And let’s say the eclipse is around noon and you don’t slow down to the posted “Night” speed limit.

THAT would be an interesting court case – because it would depend on whose definition of night is used and in today’s legally bound-up-in-a-ball-of-yarn world, everyone has their own definitions.

The FAA uses one hour after sunset for flying.  Boaters have nautical twilight, civil twilight (the implication is sailors aren’t civil, ahem) and regular sunrise which is when the upper limb of the sun cracks the horizon.  But what if you’re in the mountains?  I know some places up in Idaho and Washington State where, ‘specially in winter where because of the steep mountains) the sun doesn’t come up until an hour or two after it’s supposed to.

But you see the point, right?  People who get worked up about eclipses define the attention-deficit, super-saturation economy of idiotic consumers who can’t remember that it was dark last night.

Hell, I should sell “Eclipse simulator” bags.  I’d be rich.  FMTT people are dumb.

Now, as to the point (“You’re not there, YET???” – no, I get paid by the word, lol), let me point out this starts a very important clock ticking toward my odd dream back in January about a major quake in April.  That’s because the Kahunas (religious types of the Polynesian people) noted over the centuries that eclipses come along and they are followed by earthquakes.  From an October 20143 column I wrote:

Michael K. Lee is reportedly a teacher of religion and history out in Hawai’i and somewhere along the way of studying how the Kahunas work their stuff, he did some work and Presto!  Out popped some working earthquake predictions.

I’m not the first guy to notice his work.  Graham Hancock (great fan of his work) had a write-up on it a while back.  Apparently, the EQ risk is greatest after the eclipse has gone by.

So not to be eclipsed by events – and since everyone is a predictor of the future, anymore – I’m going to step out on a limb and predict a 7.0 earthquake somewhere in the eclipse area in the next three days.

Lee’s work, notes a Hawaiian earthquake site, has windows after an eclipse that can go for upwards of 16-days.

So if a quake comes along, is a biggie, and happens in the eclipse path, and happens in the next two weeks, or so, remember where you heard it first.

Unfortunately, there may not be enough data to discern how the Kahunas dealt with total eclipses.  We should find that out with the big quake I expect in April.  My dream says US West Coast, but if it’s a 9+, remember where you read it first.  April 9 in the dream, but other people have darts later in the month.  We shall see.  But yes, the eclipse might matter as foreplay if the dreams –and the Kahunas – are right.

Oh, and a coincident indicator to keep an eye on:  Train derailments.  Like the big one in India this morning which killed 31 people in the northern part of the country.  Also note there was a derailment up in Poughkeepsie this past week.

If you’ve been following how memes “leak” from the future into present reality, the coincidence of timing of headlines like “Only Congress can derail the Iran appeasement train.”

Elaine reminds me about Lynn McTaggart’s The Intention Experiment and we’re investing another cup of coffee into wondering if mass media has more impact than most commonly believed.

Quadruple Witching Day

The market always seems to bounce around a bit at the end of the quarter.  Things were down a bit yesterday – 117 points on the Dow – but the futures argue all of that will come roaring back today.

There’s like a mechanical reason for it:  Thursday is when the index options come off the table.  And today is when stock options come off.

I assume you understand the principle called arbitrage?  Wiki it sometime:

“In economics and finance, arbitrage (US /??rb?tr???/, UK /??rb?tr?d?/, UK /??rb?tr????/) is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices. When used by academics, an arbitrage is a transaction that involves no negative cash flow at any probabilistic or temporal state and a positive cash flow in at least one state; in simple terms, it is the possibility of a risk-free profit after transaction costs. For instance, an arbitrage is present when there is the opportunity to instantaneously buy low and sell high.”

Understand this concept, you might be able to look at the action around the quadruple witching today and make some inferences about the market’s next turn.

People who bought the options at yesterday’s low will be forcing delivery at today’s higher prices.  It’s like printing money if you’re a big enough player.

Biggest commodity gainer this morning is orange juice, futures up over a hundred now, and the Baltic Dry keeps inching its way back up….up a baker’s dozen this morning to 584, which is still in the 2009 range.  Oil $45 and change.

Great Set-Up Line

My one-man “Anyone but Hillary, Please!” campaign apparently makes sense:  Rasmussen Reports shows “54% Think democrats should run a Fresh Face in 2016.”

Meantime,  After the tax hikes while Martin O’Malley was guv d’ Maryland, we wonder if he could carry his own state…but that still leaves 49 other states filled with “some of the time.”  CBS Affiliate in DC quip of the day “Expert: ‘It’ll Take A Lot More Than Drudge To Push O’Malley Up In The Polls’.

Meantime, Senator Chuck Grassley is still trying to nail Hil on her “special assistant” but that is sounding like a broken record.  Hil’s stonewalling has worked so far;  remember what I said about some of the time.

Fractured Muslims

One Prophet?  Peaceful, did you say?   So why are all the dead people around from the mosque attacks overnight in Yemen?  Look for 50+ as a final body count.

Own the Future Through Search Results?

It’s an interesting question – one which I kick around especially since Grady and I look at www.nostracodeus.com data daily and note the gap between coming events and what gets reported/emphasized by the MSM.  I wonder, for example, if the future can be molded by changing search results just so by the big search engines?

A story exactly on point in the Wall St. Journal reports: “”How Google Skewed Search Results: FTC staff report details how Google favored its own shopping, travel services over rivals…”

My guess is that if I had the most popular search engine in the world, I would “salt” results with items that were high on my agenda – things like warming and liberalism and globalist and such… just saying, there might be regulations coming on search algo’s sooner than later if anyone else figures this out.

Comments

Eclipses, Spring and Unimaginative People — 17 Comments

  1. Hey! George are you ok? Nothing since March 21? That’s not like you. Hope you are well.

    • been here every day – check your browser cache settings – should be set to renew everything on page reload

  2. Skydiving with my 80 year old mother.. Hey George, Went skydiving with my mom for her 80th Birthday, Im 57, my first time, George your missing out, I now see why George Jr loves it. It was great, your missing out…….. The guys doing the jumps with us are George Jr age, what a great bunch of guys, they work 5 hours a day jumping and getting paid, they can work any where in the world, most of them move with the good weather north and south, what a job getting paid for having fun doing something they love, most jobs are not that fun. If I was younger, I could see doing that for a living. I relax riding motorcycles fast. This is even better, what a rush. Now I understand G. Jr. Did the 18,000 ft jump, Give it a try with your son, (smile) you will see why he is doing it, Your extended Family, (smile) Tim

    • awesome, Tim!!! Wow, I have always wanted to sky dive! Thanks for letting us know how it went; your Mom is some swell gal!!!

  3. As a reader in “Earthquake” country and follower of USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
    I am much more concerned by the flurry of earthquakes stretching from Stillwater to the Dallas area. It seems the quakes are ratcheting up in intensity over time and shallow in depth.

  4. THERE IS A MAN WHO COLLECTED ALL SORTS OF JUNK AND STORED IT ON MANY ACRES OF LAND IN A WHORE MONGIS WAREHOUSE NEXT TO THE TRAIN TRACKS ON THE VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD ROAD AND PEOPLE STOPPED BY FROM ALL OVER AND ESPECIALLY FROM OTHER STATES THAT CAME FOR A VACATION AND A SHOPPING EXCURSION AND HE WOULD NOT SELL ANY THING TO ANYONE UNLESS THEY HAD A ID AND A TELEPHONE NUMBER. OF COURSE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE EXISTED ,BUT HIS PRICES WERE EXTREMELY HIGH BUT ASKED EACH TO PUT A PRICE ON THE ITEMS THEY WERE INTERESTED IN PAYING AND HE WOULD GET BACK TO THEM AND HE ONLY SOLD WHEN HE NEEDED A LITTLE MONEY ,HE FOUND OUT OVER THE YEARS WHAT WAS IN DEMAND AND , HE CREATED AN ARTIFICIALLY HIGH MARKET FOR ITEMS HE POSSESSED,HE PUT ITEMS IN 3 CATEGORIES ,A,B,AND C AS HE GREW MORE CONFIDENT ON WHAT TO BUY AND SELL FOR LARGER PROFITS HE EVENTUALLY ALMOST WENT BROKE BECAUSE HE FOUND OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH C MADE THE MOST MONEY ,THERE WAS LESS AND LESS BUSINESS BECAUSE HE NO LONGER BOUGHT AND SOLD ITEMS B AND A WHICH BROUGHT THE EMOTIONS THE VACATIONERS CAME IN TO LOOK FOR = THIS STORY IS PARTIALLY TRUE AND THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ALL LARGE CORPORATIONS LIKE YAHOO.COM WHO USED TO HAVE A PHONE NUMBER NEAR THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR HELP BUT NOW THE MONEY MAFIA HAS TaKEN OVER AND DO NOT WANT THE EXPENSE OUT OF ALL THEIR BILLIONS OF A TELOPERATOR HUMAN INSTEAD THEY ONLY GIVE YOU A NUMBER TO CALL WHEN YOU ARE CANCELLING THEIR SERVICE AND YOU NOTICE THE SAME THING HAPPENING TO ALL LARGE SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES THAT ARE RELYING ON ROBOTICS OR COMPUTER PROGRAMMED SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATION , WE ARE STILL HUMAN AND STILL NEED THAT MOST IMPORTANT ASSET ,THE SOUND OF WARM ,SINCERE, HONEST ,HUMAN VOICE BECAUSE WE ARE EMOTIONAL BEINGS,,,, PLEASE PRESS 9 FOR MORE OPTIONS THIS IS A RECORDING IF YOU NEED HELP PLEASE CALL AGAIN AND WAIT FOR THE TONE TO ENTER YOUR MESSAGE.

    • I AM NOT SHOUTING WHEN I WROTE THIS IAM JUST GETTING OLD AND CANT SEE AS GOOD when i created it in notepad its so much easier to see just like urbansurvival.com i read it at 150 plus o well life goes on

    • true; very difficult to get ANYONE; and then when you do, they can hardly speak or understand English, so then you get to use your ‘listening accented skills’ and pick up new language tips…all the while they must be laughing at talking to all the Americans that are so gullible when their whole life is flashing before someone’s eyes thousands of miles away…. it is gonna take a massive shut down of the system to shut this down…and I do not mean a human based shut down, I mean a cosmic shut down.

  5. Sun is too quiet for big earthquake. May see a big Volcano eruption on Iceland. Need that incoming sun energy for the earthquakes. CME’s, Solar winds and such. Plus triggers. So same time frame I will guess a volcanic eruption IF there is energy from the sun.

  6. Hi, George.

    Just had an earthquake dream last night- the first ever I can remember. I’m 57, so I’ve had a few dreams…
    The quake took place in the area of Baltimore where I grew up. The first house I owned was in my dream. It was pretty heavily damaged. I was in the basement looking at the wreckage (my first house didn’t have a basement). When I came up from the basement I met my sister, who informed me that our mother’s house had been totally destroyed, but not to worry because she was going to get a brand new house through homeowner’s insurance. Then I woke up. Like I said, never had a dream like that before, so I hope a quake doesn’t show up in northeast Baltimore.

  7. “Get new attitude indicator in airplane.” I spit coffee on my keyboard when I read that. LOL

  8. On McTaggert’s intention experiment and Mass media, I have always wondered if the reason for the second son in the European aristocracy going into the priesthood, was to help control the thoughts of others to impact the future.
    Also, the mass prayers at set times of day by the muslims, would also be a way of controlling the peoples thoughts to have an outcome you desire that may not be what “the people” “praying” may actually believe or want.
    I have long pondered the ability to have people, through their intentions, to bring about a movement of the world in a direction that one wants. My desire would be people waking up and world peace coming about. However, as much as I pray for that, the more minds focused on it and believing it will happen the better, imo..

    • Interesting thoughtful comment, thank you….mass thoughts… a guy wrote a book about his experience in a canyon, I believe in Utah, where a boulder trapped his hand and thus he could not escape…he had very strange experiences/dreams/visions during this ordeal…I heard him say this, but it did NOT make it into the book he wrote…he claimed he at one point, could ‘see’ the prayers leaving earth and headed to heaven! The Edgar Cayce Readings say that “God answers all prayers, just do not tell him how to answer them!”

  9. Regarding earthquakes, don’t forget that in addition to the eclipse today, there’s the equinox tomorrow! It’s not as effective as the solstices, but these things do affect the earth gravitationally. Traditionally, the bad things tend to happen after the celestial heave, so your predictions make sense.

  10. If the future is already “Set in Stone”, then I am not responsible for my own actions!
    Also, we have read what you think of the role of robots in a consumer driven capitalist environment. But now if you please, would you give us your scenario of the robot’s role in a socialist/communist society. Where everyone is treated the same, and there is no greed driven economy?

  11. G –
    I wouldn’t worry about Google. English isn’t the only language and internet is unlikely to make it out alive in its current form, between various crises, as the global carrying capacity gets readjusted.

    A few years back, I watched them turn a strip center into a server farm. Part of the process involved a severe upgrade to the electrical capacity, going from the size of your computer room to the entire size of your workshop. So, the entire internet is very vulnerable to many things – as is cellular. Paper books seem to survive where electronics do not, and thus Google. They are, after all, entirely trading on the premise that the stream of everything is never ending.

    Train derailments are going to happen as maintenance is shortcut, lowest cost personnel are hired and it is Indian rail. I worry more about us shipping “oil”, which is actually condensate (naptha) and very light crude (kerosene) via the Buffet Express…