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quake anywhere. If you haven't read this week's material,
read on...it's a nice mix (so we hope) of stand-up comedy meets
wildly depressing news. Most folks read it and go away
less depressed, a little happier, and a lot more comfortable
with how screwed up the world really is. And it's very,
production increased 0.8 percent in April after having risen
0.2 percent in March. The rates of change for both
January and March were revised up, but the rate of change
for February was revised down; nevertheless, the cumulative
change over those months was only slightly lower than
previously reported. Manufacturing output climbed 1.0
percent in April for a second consecutive month and was 6.0
percent above its year-earlier level. The increases in
manufacturing continued to be broadly based across
industries. Outside of manufacturing, the output of mines
rose 1.4 percent, and the output of utilities decreased 1.3
percent. At 102.3 percent of its 2002 average, total
industrial output in April was 5.2 percent above its
year-earlier level. The capacity utilization rate for total
industry advanced 0.6 percentage point to 73.7 percent, a
rate 6.9 percentage points below its average from 1972 to
2009, but 4.5 percentage points above the rate from a year
counting dollars or units, I wonder? LOL...since
capacity utilization was down 1.3% YoY I'm guessing the
total production numbers are dollars not units...but
percent of capacity is units - which is down. Quick, look
Now Things Get Interesting
unusual happens this morning. Many of the usual morning
points on the pending day in global finance in general and the
US stock markets in particular (along with an update and chart
from Robin Landry are available for
Peoplenomics.com subscribers at this link. Peoplenomics
subscribers underwrite the cost of this site and occasionally,
when there's good stuff, they get first dibs on it.
sense of panic has not hit global markets yet you can
certainly get a whiff of it here and there. Already this
morning gold is pushing the $1,250 per ounce level, silver is
knocking on $20 while in Europe at upload time, the British
Footsie was down almost 2% with a large downside swing of more
than 2½ percent while those
practical Germans were down only 1.3%. France was likely
down more over reports that "Sarkozy
threatened to quit Euro in showdown with Germany: Report"
What's going on is a growing sense
that the trillion dollar bailout of Europe cobbled up last
weekend will not be sufficient, and for that matter, another
trillion might not solve it, so I expect the world's leading
financial 'experts' will be busy this weekend debating how many
zeroes to push this way or that to solve the global financial
If you're feeling a
little confused, welcome to the club. These are times when
conflicting thoughts preoccupy even the most conservative of
investors. On the one hand, no one wishes global economic
collapse to bring down the international bankster cartel(s)./
But, on the other hand, any fool with access to a calculator can
see that since the Nation's abandoning control of its money to
the bankster cabal in 1913, the purchasing power of America's
"dollars" has been watered down - on average - 2.3% per year.
And that includes deflationary periods when the dollar
actually went UP during the [first] Great Depression.
Anyone who isn't
guided by an inflation-adjusted view of investments as a
fundamental principle is 'touched' and knows nothing about
finance. Such people can be easily spotted by their use of
terms like "the Dow's all-time high in 2007". Poppycock!
On an inflation-adjusted basis, the Dow's actual purchasing
power peaked in Y2K. Very early that year.
Since then, we have
seen a passive decline which was masked from the unawares'
perception by the 9/11 sleight-of-hand, and then by a
deliberately engineered Housing Bubble.
You can see that
people are becoming a little uneasy. They are NOT happy
with what's going on in Washington, and there's a good chance
that there will be a wholesale rotation of Washington hucksters
for fresh-thinkers in this fall's elections. But, even
those choices will be limited and one reader sent a nice note
about the "new" leadership of the UK with notes on how this one
- and that - were all part of the Bilderbunch.
We still see the
strings that can be pulled are being reduced in number and that
honest government still has a fighting chance here, but not
through the existing duopoly which feeds so much at the
corporate trough that neither effectively represents Main Street
interests. Over the next few election cycles one of two
outcomes will occur: We either reinvent America OR we all
end up working in the biggest "company town" every constructed.
If you thought Appalachia was a bummer for the coal miners,
picture a whole nation of people 'renting their lives' rather
than living and free men and women under a once workable
Retailing Happy Talk
Census numbers out
"The U.S. Census
Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail
and food services sales for April, adjusted for seasonal
variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not
for price changes, were $366.4 billion, an increase of 0.4
percent (±0.5%)* from the previous month and 8.8 percent
(±0.5%) above April 2009. Total sales for the February
through April 2010 period were up 7.3 percent (±0.3%) from
the same period a year ago. The February to March 2010
percent change was revised from +1.9 percent (±0.5%) to +2.1
sales were up 0.5 percent (±0.5%)* from March 2010 and 9.6
percent (±0.7%) above last year. Gasoline stations sales
were up 30.1 percent (±1.5%) from April 2009 and motor
vehicle and parts dealers sales were up 15.1 percent (±2.5%)
from last year.
this great news?"
Had to pee in a cup
in front of a two-way mirror lately? Maybe you're just
crazy not a crackhead.
to yesterday's Federal (but not really) Reserve web site and
look at M1 compared with the previous year. M1 this
year: $1.7 trillion. M1 a year ago? $1.592 trillion.
The first divided by
the second yields (hold on here): 6.78% monetary inflation.
So, if we are seeing retail go up at an annual rate of
8.8% YoY, that means inflation ought to be running around
(8.8-6.78) or 2.02% but
when you look at M-3 (Reconstructed by my friend Trader Bart) we
notice that M-3 is collapsing at a nearly 9% annualized rate.
So the question is
not "Are we screwed?" It's "How screwed are we?"
Yes, retail is
better than expected, but the world's awash in paper-printing
and just no getting around that.
The market oughta to
close at 10,792 and change today if you want a dart throw
without anteing up for a Peoplenomics subscription.
HUD Funding Rentals?
Not sure how to read
the comments of HUD Sec. Shaun Donovan this week, but he said in
part (right off the offishul HUD website) that:
the Need for Quality Affordable Rental Homes: HUD
will balance the support for sustainable homeownership and
rental housing by
directly contributing to the production of millions of new
rental homes while also preserving their
affordability, quality, accessibility and energy efficiency.
So here's the
follow-on: Is HUD about to become a competing landlord
with the private sector with commissariat issued homes....OR are they going to make it easier for those of us with good
financial sense and low leverage to go around and pick up HUD
homes and turn them into rentals?
Speaking of which, a
wise reader offers this:
"Since FDR the concept of home
ownership has been endorsed and supported way past it's
This has trapped people of
working age so that the labor force in general in no longer
flexible - "I can't sell it for that, it's not enough, we'll
wait until it comes back."
It's not coming back. Smart
money is going to portable assets...or PRODUCTIVE
farmland...not houses. For probably 50 years (Armstrong says
You'll notice we
came to that conclusion in 2002 when we moved to the outback of
Well, lookie here:
a gold-dispensing ATM.
Wonder if they'll put real gold or
tungsten cored stuff in 'em?
Need another worry?
Try on this reader tip:
"Congress has no
budget for 2011 that was due by April 2010 and no plans for
a budget or voting on one. What do they know that they don't
want to tell us?"
North Korean Tensions Build
Headlines out of
Asia in Stars & Stripes are getting us to wondering if South
Korea will respond in kind as "S.
Korea weights response as more evidence links N. Korea to ship
Two Weeks to Hurricane Season
About time to
add this to your bookmarks if
you live in the eastern half of the US. Which gets me
to mention that I've turned all my US maps upside down so the
east coast is where it belongs...definitely on the Left if'n you
Truth From Afar
Bureau Chief sent us a link to the UK Times Online story
"Barack Obama plans to punish BP with tax hike as Gulf spill
worsens". But more important is how our correspondent
I am deeply
suspicious of Obama and to date have disagreed with
everything he has done, but I gotta hand it to him on this
one. He finally admitted that taxes are punitive and exist
for the sole purpose of bending people and 'persons' to the
will of government. All vileness eventually rises to a
Most just end up in
Congress or the Senate at the corpgov trough.
=== snip and save
With Aliens Among Us
Ever try to pin down
when the first signs that America was headed down the 'wrong
path' started to become evident? The date-range of
1954-1957 would be a pretty good guess. Cliff & I have
talked about this a few times because we're both aware that
something fundamentally changed back then which made the
conquest of space extremely important.
No doubt, you're
already familiar with the events of July 1952 mass UFO sighting
over Washington DC. There's been a fair amount of
research that considers whether this sightings event was some
kind of precursor to a supposed meeting between President
Eisenhower in with aliens (of the off-planet variety) in 1954...here's
a good run-down on that.
Normally, I'd take
such reports with a grain of sand, and maybe a couple of aspirin
to boot. But, as things turn out I personally know a one-
time military 'insider' who occasional drops confirmations on me
of things that circulate on the net. Like this note:
I wrote to you previously about
my Edwards AFB experience in the late '80s at a spot on the
Muroc Dry Lake Bed we called "North Base."
If you recall -- a gent and I
were discussing the details of a 'special' flight test
program I was starting to work on in the 80s when he very
seriously claimed the spot where we were standing was near
where Ike met with the aliens.
The link I've sent you is the most objective rehash I
could find on the web for the alleged Ike/alien encounter --
leaves it up to 'us' to decide if the evidence actually
indicates such a meeting could actually have taken place.
If you've have ever been to
Edwards in the western Mojave Desert, you might ask yourself
why would Ike want/need to travel to this desolate location
from Arizona back in 1954, years before NASA existed here
(or much of anything else for that matter)? In 1954, Dryden
was known as the "High-Speed Flight Station." At the time,
activity would primarily revolve around jet engine
development and hypersonic flight testing.
Ike was a licensed private pilot
(first U.S. president to hold that honor), but he was not
'rated' to fly military aircraft. He could easily have been
briefed anywhere on any new jet engine or airframe
technological developments by USAF generals or his science
Suggest for grins you 'Google'
the "Dryden Flight Research Center" using "maps" and then
select the "satellite" view. North Base is labeled at the
verrrry north end of the dry lake bed. It even has its own
small private (approx 6,000') runway! You can see visible
'archaeological evidence' here and there that North Base
used to have a great many more buildings.
You can learn an awful lot from
Google maps or, better yet, Google Earth. For example, if
you zoom on the building complex on the middle southern part
of the main 12,000' runway (west-central part of the Muroc
dry lake bed area at Edwards), you will see an green outdoor
park/garden area between two fairly large buildings just off
of a taxiway. Carefully note the shape of the paved area
inside of the green. Guess what former 'black' USAF flight
test program worked out of this complex in the 80s? Yep --
the B-2 bomber. BTW, this green and paved area was
constructed while the program was still very 'black' and
years before the aircraft was publically 'revealed.' I'm
thinking it was a rather witty 'wink and nod' to Ruskie
overhead surveillance platforms.
I won't spoil your
fun looking at the imagery...you'll have fun with that part.
But it brings into focus something that has been bothering me
for a very long time. Was Ike's famous speech warning of
the 'military-industrial complex...the
short version is here.
A couple of
interesting thoughts come to mind while watching that.
One question is:
If you were an off-worlder and wanting to infiltrate pretty much
a whole planet, would dealing with 'government' be the most
effective way to do it? Maybe not. Wouldn't
multi-national corporations - able to operate out of the public
eye at their highest levels be more effective since borders
effectively don't exist to the world's 'super class' of rich?
Gets me to wondering
whether the governments of the world have been merely 'played'
while a military/industrial/alien consortium is doing a
slow-motion takeover of the world.
Before you pass this
off as wild-eyed speculation, the tie-in between what
McKinnon found when he hacked the Pentagon's computers and what
users of night vision are seeing happening over our heads.
The pieces are
almost preposterous, but as enough data points come in, an
intrepid researcher realizes that "Where there's smoke there
must be something else..."
Just this week a "Witness
to Ike's UFO-E.T. "Brief' Comes forward" and is available with
But the nagging
question remains: Are these off-worldly sorts trustworthy?
Hard telling, but seems to me there's only one way to find
out...with plenty of caution.
"You Math Stinks" Dept.
OK, a correction to
our 'fart math' earlier this week:
A few days back you posted a
funny comment from a reader about digestive gas. I just
wanted to note that the ideal gas law is only valid in
absolute temperature (degrees K). To get degrees K from
degrees C we have to adjust the temperatures by:
deg K = deg C + 273...(roughly)
Therefore the final step should
(25+273)/(37+273)*0.80 = 0.77
Under the correction, the
specific density does not drop nearly as much. However, the
concept is still hilarious and farts will still rise."
Hilarious if you're
keeping low, I suppose. It may also explain why sleeping
bags don't fly.
Send your comments
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Peoplenomics This Week
Time to Regulate
This being Mother's Day, our report will be somewhat brief, since lots
of folks take Mom out to dinner and I don't want to be accused of
wrecking the day by offloading more economic misery coming in the very
near future from my shoulders onto yours. Instead, we'll take up
an interesting discussion about computational horsepower and wonder at
what age does a new technology need to be brought to heel by the public
- or it's so-so representatives, government - before it does too much
damage. With oil gushing into the Gulf based on computational drilling
studies, and with Wall Street slammed under 9,800 on the Dow briefly
this week, I will take up
my Ned Ludd memorial
computer hammer and advance threateningly on my i7 quad core with a
menacing look on my face. Oh...and the buzz among us time monks
this weekend is that the real 'dog poet' shows up - and it's a
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Thursday May 13,
Rally at the open,
then a mid-session turn around I'd guess with my first dart of
the day. Either that or we blast through 11,000.
One of the neat
things about being in an economic depression is trying to stay
one step ahead of how everything's going to work out. But
beyond that, the reason I wake every morning and can hardly wait
to sit down in from of my four-screen monster system is to look
at how this one is different from the 1930's event. We're
watching what has to be the most monumental tug-of-war between
inflation and deflation ever witnessed in human history.
Like the predecessor
event in the 1930's, we're going down a 'path of no return'...a
time when no matter what policymakers do, everything turns out
This past weekend's
global coordinated inflation pop: Seemed like a good thing
to do, but look at some of the indicators and ask yourself "What
has really changed from a week and one to two trillion dollars
Gold has made a nice
little run, but it softened today in the pre-open. When
you look back on gold and see that it was up around 1220
in December 2009, then apply a 5% inflation presumption, you can
made a solid case for $1,281 gold this December and a line from
December of last year to December of this, it comes pretty close
to where we were this week.
Next comes the oil
indicator. Blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico? Yep.
Big problem? Yep?
Pushing half a billion according to BP...and there are some
sites around the web saying the DoD is considering a Hiroshima
(or larger) tactical nuke set off underwater to close it down.
Could that make things worse? Yes. But are the odds
higher it will solve the problem? Maybe. But
certainly no decisions will be made public on this until...oh
early to mid July-ish.
However, in the
meantime notice that the price of
US crude is under $75 and the price of Brent crude is around
$81. With the huge injection of play money last week,
I would have expected a little more inflation to work its was
through the system...but Titanic forces are at play which is my
inflation-deflation battle, there is a nice sub-lot going in
this Depression that's a kind of standoff between the
environment and those who believe "technology will save us all".
Well summarized on the energy front by the BusinessWeek article
Paradox of Deep Water: Lots of Oil, Lots of Danger". But the
sub-lot shows up strongly elsewhere, too. In the battle
over Climate versus data, in the battle between the real versus
faux fur types (most of whom own leather shoes, or a leather
belt but let's not be nit-picky...).
My point is that
polarization is the game and to the degree that we all sit
around shell shocked and polarized we play into the
strategy of modern marketing departments (which I shamefully
have been part of) that try to convince people they need
something they really don't.
You start with the
amorphous mass of humans and then figure out the divide and
conquer strategies. Segmentation is what we marketing
types call it. Want to sell an upscale car?
Positioning and branding come to the rescue.
Positioning, properly done, is a fine two-edged sword that can
at once elevate your product while at the same time
degrading the competition. Some skies are friendly, others
not; some carmakers think quality is job one while others must
not...that kind of thing.
most everything humans do is a battle beyond our immediate
control. The battle just over something as simple as a
pair of running shoes involves more research, strategy and
tactics between Reebok and Nike that was ever considered for
many of the major battles during World War One.
Computation horsepower, quality of research, logistics, image
control, branding, positioning, and value...why take any company
with well developed sales & marketing skills and let them rerun
history and I assure you with near certainty that history would
have turned out much differently.
So too goes the
battle in press coverage. Divide & conquer. Fox has
one segment of audience in mind, CNN has another, Bloomberg
another and so forth and that's before we get the to traditional
When you watch or
read the news, think of it as modern warfare: You and your
loved ones have managed to scrape out a little piece of 'get by'
and there are armies (at least battalions) or marketing
departments trying to segment you into thinking this way or
that. Their job: Separate you from your money...classic
"mine the miners..." thinking.
Your job: If
you come by here often enough, you'll develop a kind of
aloofness about the secular goings-on and you'll start to
appreciate that the PowersThatBe are the money-sucking leeches
who profit when their companies make money so the only
real ammunition you have in your family's arsenal is spending
authority. In the end it's the most powerful weapon of
Politicians try to
raise money, but they can't (at least in their home districts)
so they sell out to corpgov lobbyists and special interest
groups so guess which agenda rules?
groups have organized their fundraising and marketing power so
we read headlines like "Transgenders
win discrimination tiff with American Eagle Outfitters, AG
Andrew Cuomo forces changes". Not to place judgment
on this, but can we please keep in mind that the whole sexual
orientation discussion has an economic underpinning to it,
whether you're talking clubs, music, lawyers, political
fundraising groups and so on? Sexual orientation is a
business model. Gets money moving, creates jobs.
Some Rocky Fellow
funded groups have decided to pursue a social agenda of
empowering illegal immigrants who along some a La Raza movement
which grows and
first thing you know, Los Angeles is boycotting Arizona and
$7-odd million of contracts are being scrapped. Next up?
Maybe Arizona won't sell L.A. power, or some other counter move.
Immigration debate is a business model. Gets money
moving, creates jobs.
Again, not being
judgmental....just pointing out how 90% of everything in
the news has an economic underpinning and those who don't read
news from a largely socioeconomic perspective are missing most
of the fun. Heck of a battle going on for your heart, mind, and
the federal government had a huge $83-billion budget deficit in
April...four times larger than year ago levels? Don't
be: Paper is the only Band-Aid government really has to go
around and patch things up. If they don't get enough outa
your hide, they're just going to print some more up and hope you
don't notice. Government expansion is a business model.
Gets money moving, creates jobs. Seeing this yet?
I must have taken an
overdose of cynical pills this morning. Every time I watch
the news, or read a story online, I ask myself: "What are
they trying to sell me?" The follow-up question is just as
important: "Would I buy it...even if it were free?"
In most cases, you wouldn't.
Not to try and get
you to put on business model glasses whenever you hear
the news come on...but try it once in a while.
You Know Inflation Is
headlines like "Low
interest rates here to stay, says Bank of England."
The real deal is enough of the gold guard losers were turned out
May 6 in their elections that TPTB are scared and so along comes
a bit of happy talk to settle the flock.
Latest press release
out of RealtyTrac:
the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties,
today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for April
2010, which shows that foreclosure filings — default
notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were
reported on 333,837 properties in April, a 9 percent
decrease from the previous month and a 2 percent decrease
from April 2009. One in every 387 U.S. housing units
received a foreclosure filing during the month.
“There were two important
milestones in the April numbers that show foreclosure
activity has begun to plateau — but at a very high level
that will not drop off in the near future,” said James J.
Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “April was
the first month in the history of our report with an annual
decrease in U.S. foreclosure activity. Secondly, bank
repossessions, or REOs, hit a record monthly high for the
report even while default notices dropped substantially on a
monthly and annual basis. We expect a similar pattern to
continue for most of this year, with the overall numbers
staying at a high level and ripples of activity hitting the
various stages of the foreclosure process as lenders
systematically work through the backlog of distressed
Foreclosure Activity by Type
During the month a total of 103,762 properties received
default notices (NOD, LIS), a decrease of 12 percent from
the previous month and a decrease of 27 percent from April
2009 — when default activity peaked at more than 142,000.
Foreclosure auctions (NTS, NFS)
were scheduled for the first time on a total of 137,643
properties during the month, a decrease of 13 percent from
the previous month — when auction activity peaked with more
than 158,000 properties scheduled for auction for the first
time. Auction activity was up 1 percent from April 2009.
Bank repossessions (REOs) hit a
record monthly high for the report in April, with a total of
92,432 properties repossessed by lenders during the month —
an increase of 1 percent from the previous month and an
increase of 45 percent from April 2009. Bank repossessions
were less than 1 percent above their previous peak of 92,182
in December 2009. "
Do I think the
bottom is in yet? Well, we haven't bought any rentals on
the cheap yet, have we?
Maybe we'll drop by the FDIC Yard Sale Department...
Employment Improves a
Still, there's a
chance since the latest weekly employment numbers are OK:
"In the week ending May 8, the advance figure for seasonally
adjusted initial claims was 444,000, a decrease of 4,000
from the previous week's revised figure of 448,000. The
4-week moving average was 450,500, a decrease of 9,000 from
the previous week's revised average of 459,500.
The advance seasonally adjusted
insured unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the week
ending May 1, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate
of 3.6 percent.
The advance number for
seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week
ending May 1 was 4,627,000, an increase of 12,000 from the
preceding week's revised level of 4,615,000. The 4-week
moving average was 4,639,500, a decrease of 14,750 from the
preceding week's revised average of 4,654,250.
The fiscal year-to-date average
of seasonally adjusted weekly insured unemployment, which
corresponds to the appropriated AWIU trigger, was 5.174
'Course that doesn't
get into all the folks who will run out of benefits this summer
and probably take to the streets over the lack of unemployment
Your Lying Eyes
Loved the quote in "Housing
Optimists Are "Not Paying Attention" to the Facts, Says Dean
"No. I mean I
think people that are saying that just aren't paying
attention to what's in front of their eyes," says Baker, an
American economist and co-director of the
Center for Economic and
The new online game:
Just Us in the End
Humans do have a way
of getting down to the nubbins of things, even if it takes a
while. but the headlines out of Iceland that "Bankers
jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis" sort of
renews my faith that reasonable people will act reasonably in
the end. Took long enough.
Political Fun Raising
Clinton offers himself as lottery prize to pay off Hillary’s
debts" reports the UK's Times Online.
obvious punchline - I mean if I were writing standup - would be
"Leave it to the Clintons to invent a lottery where everyone
The headline that "Jupiter
loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped why" in
the UK's Mail Online probably has a simple explanation:
Global heating or cooling.
Don't look now, but
this might bolster my contention that much of what we got
whipped into thinking about 'global warming' is a pan-solar
system event. Whatever you do, don't mention the
polar caps of Mars changing.
sunspots going on today.
Well, now....this is
one that I will have to flag and send on to the Chief Time monk:
Remember all the stuff in the Shape of Things to Come reports
about Diaspora? And 220-million people moving around and
Well, turns out
there is a new up & coming social networking 'answer' to
Facebook and it's main marketing point is what? The lack
of privacy in Facebook ( I don't know many of the people
who scribble on my wall, for example...).
"Four Nerds" have raised $10,000 says the NY Times and they are
working up a new product called "Diaspora"! Yee
gads....you don't think the bot reference is to a wholesale move
to Diaspora the social network over privacy concerns, do you?
(* Around here Nerd
is a fine label and one to be respected...Why, without nerds, we
wouldn't have had any IT jobs to outsource to India!)
Then, ON To the Weird
Eisenhower briefed on ET presence says former New Hampshire
legislator..." Of course, the global take over
by corpgov (Ike's military-industrial (and now pharma) complex
is strictly coincidental, of course.
And if THAT Ain't
peek at David Cameron's new British coalition government.
I'll take the ET
story about Ike and another shot of coffee over UK politics any
time. At least we know the ET's have "To Serve Man" as an
agenda. No telling WTF the Brits are doing.
Control the Net!
court orders wireless passwords for all". It's only a
tiny fine ($126) for not securing your wireless router if I'm
reading this right. But, if your router isn't secured and
you have a buddy come over and download the whole net, you're
not on the hook for the pilfered content.
The digital noose is
being ever so slowly tightened...
=== snip and save
A number of readers
wrote in and explained - in no uncertain terms - that my
recognition of Bernie Sanders for moving the ball forward on
getting tough on the Fed was premature and besides, several
noted, Ron Paul thinks Sanders watered things down too much.
It is, after all, not a real complete audit of the Fed,
just some revelations about who got what money.
OK, maybe. But
politics is the art of the possible and that there was
unanimity on this it seems is important. The vote, as I
see it, put the Fed on notice that they are not above scrutiny
and that Congress could - if they get riled up enough or hear
enough from the folks back home - might actually do something
Could sanders have
shown more backbone? Sure, but that's easy to claim from
2,000 miles from Disneyland on the Potomac. I think it's a
fine vote, and even if a first step in
Seven-League Boots, it's a move in the right direction and
so my optimism remain intact.
Not every day that
we print up a whole press release, but the Space and Science
Research Center down in Orlando has one that deserves a longer
Release SSRC 2-2010
Ethanol Shortages Imminent as Earth Enters New Cold Climate
Monday, May 10, 2010 -- 11:30 AM
The Space and Science Research
Center (SSRC), the leading independent research organization
in the United States on the subject of the next climate
change, issues today the following warning of imminent crop
damage expected to produce food and ethanol shortages for
the US and Canada:
Over the next 30 months, global
temperatures are expected to make another dramatic drop even
greater than that seen during the 2007-2008 period. As the
Earth’s current El Nino dissipates, the planet will return
to the long term temperature decline brought on by the Sun’s
historic reduction in output, the on-going “solar
hibernation.” In follow-up to the specific global
temperature forecast posted in SSRC Press Release 4-2009,
the SSRC advises that in order to return to the long term
decline slope from the current El Nino induced high
temperatures, a significant global cold weather re-direction
must occur. According to SSRC Director John Casey, “The
Earth typically makes adjustments in major temperature
spikes within two to three years. In this case as we cool
down from El Nino, we are dealing with the combined effects
of this planetary thermodynamic normalization and the
influence of the more powerful underlying global temperature
downturn brought on by the solar hibernation. Both forces
will present the first opportunity since the period of
Sun-caused global warming period ended to witness obvious
harmful agricultural impacts of the new cold climate.
Analysis shows that food and crop derived fuel will for the
first time, become threatened in the next two and a half
years. Though the SSRC does not get involved with short term
weather prediction, it would not be unusual to see these
ill-effects this year much less within the next 30 months.”
The SSRC further adds that the
severity of this projected near term decline may be on the
order of 0.9 C to 1.1 C from present levels.
weather fronts will adversely impact all northern grain
crops including of course wheat and the corn used in ethanol
for automotive fuel.
In pointing out the importance
and reliability of this new temperature forecast and its
effects on North American crops, Director Casey adds,” The
SSRC has been the only US independent research organization
to correctly predict in advance three of the most important
events in all of climate science history. We accurately
announced beforehand, the end of global warming, a long term
drop in the Earth’s temperatures and most importantly the
advent of a historic drop in the Sun’s output, a solar
hibernation. The US government’s leading science
organizations, NASA and NOAA have completely missed all
three, as of course have United Nations climate change
experts. It is only because of the amount of expected
criticism we received because of our strong opposition to
the Obama administration’s climate change policies and our
declaration of the end of global warming, that the SSRC is
not more fully accepted for its leadership role in climate
change forecasting. The facts and reliability surrounding
our well publicized predictions however stand as testament
to the SSRC’s proven ability to understand the nature of
global climate change. In view of the importance of this new
forecast I have notified the Secretary of Agriculture to
take immediate actions to prepare the nation’s agricultural
industry for the coming crop damage.”
The SSRC places only one caveat
on this forecast. Casey elaborates, “Only a stronger solar
cycle with a period longer than the 206 year cycle can cause
us to alter our projections. Although more research is
needed in this area, none have yet shown themselves. The
present hibernation is proceeding in almost lock step as the
last one which occurred from 1793 to 1830. If it continues
on present course, while the cold weather impacts on food
and fuel announced today are certainly important, they do
not compare with what is to follow later. At the bottom of
the cold cycle of this hibernation in the late 2020’s and
2030’s there will likely be years with devastating to total
crop losses in the Canadian and northern US grain regions.”
mention no sunspots today? This is actually pretty
important stuff. May not seem too big right now, but IF
these folks are right, the recent development of homes up in the
Canadian prairies might make a lot less sense than they did when
heat was moving north. Similarly, the oppressive summer
heat we usually get here in East Texas (95/95 - temp/humidity)
has been late showing up this year and although we've gotten
into the lower 90's a few days now, the humidity has been low
It also sets up a
kind of nightmare scenario for the world's food production which
has been an ongoing (linguistic) hot spot. What could
happen if, for example, the ocean conveyor systems which are
already showing signs of weakness decide to shut down completely
and who ocean ecosystems decide to change (or collapse)
overnight? The spill in the GOM may be the least of our
worries. Picture a Europe with no summer and so forth.
I had fish & chips for lunch Wednesday. Someone has to
have the last helping served.
I've often held that
most humans have far more ability to control their lives than
they give themselves credit for. I'm guessing with the
possible exception of military families, most folks settle down
into one part of the country and then seldom venture more than a
hundred miles in any direction. Oh, sure, you may be the
globe-trotter, but most people are not.
Something top think
about: What was the best place to live in the country
prior to global warming? Throw out risks from bordering
countries and continental subsidence and such, and just stick
with that one question. Is the place you're living now
conducive to a long term family commitment? Would you
consider, for example, passing on your home to one of your kids
in your will to keep it in the family?
Odd question that -
but it's will update time and one of the hardest questions of
all is "Do we leave a home to one of the kids free and
clear...or do we divide up the spoils and thus send all the kids
to the bank with down payments and put them all in the mortgage
Around the Ranch:
Tractor Testing Continues
Either today, or
tomorrow, I will be putting a new radiator ($249) and a new fan
($30) in our Kubota B7610.
Well, we were
clearing a fence line last weekend and I was pulling out old
fencing. Good so far. But just as I was pulling on a
strand of barb wire with the front forks, it broke and came
flying toward the engine.
would have been stopped by the side covers on the engine, but
these didn't last two years of heavy-duty tractoring. They
snap on which may be fine for manufacturing, but they snap
off when a 1½ diameter piece of
brush gets under it and the operator is looking at something on
the other side.
So the barb wire got wrapped up in
the fan, and besides chewing up the plastic fan blades it also
ground a nice little hole in the radiator. Rather than
risk a rebuild job I opted for new parts. When I get some
time, I know a guy in town who may be able to save the old core,
and with some judicious cutting and balancing work in the shop,
a passable (get by) fan may be salvaged.
I mention this because them 'row
croppers' may not put much in the way of demands on tractors,
but if you ever want a tractor really wrung out, just sent it
along and I promise to give you a full performance report back,
along with all the broken parts accumulated along the way.
Several people have suggested what
we really need for my equipment style would be a Cat D-6 with a
six-way blade. I keep
looking in Machinery Trader and they run about twice the
price of a brand new Kubota, plus the blade won't lift a barrel;
of diesel off the pickup.
Still, may be something to the idea
that a 140 hp crawler might be able to clear a
fence line better than a 24 hp small tractor. But when I
invariably break the Cat, it's gonna be more for parts.
Wednesday May 12,
Watching the Fed - Gold
If there was ever a
good reason to throw down membership in either the democon or
republicorps parties, it has to be the success of
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who has managed to get a
"Fed Transparency Amendment" through the Senate.
a major victory for transparency at the Federal Reserve, the
Senate today passed an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to
audit the Fed and make the central bank reveal which banks
received more than $2 trillion in emergency aid during the
“The Fed can no longer operate
in virtual secrecy,” said Sanders (I-Vt.).
Under his amendment, the
Government Accountability Office would conduct a
top-to-bottom audit of all emergency actions by the Fed
since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. The
non-partisan research arm of Congress specifically would be
directed to investigate apparent conflicts of interest
involving the Fed and CEOs of the largest financial
institutions in the country.
In addition to the audit, the
Fed for the first time would have to reveal by Dec. 1, 2010,
the identities of banks and other financial institutions
that took more than $2 trillion in nearly zero-interest
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
repeatedly refused to tell Sanders and others the names of
the banks which took the loans.
“Let's be clear,” Sanders said.
“When trillions of dollars of taxpayer money are being lent
out to the largest financial institutions in this country,
the American people have a right to know who received that
money and what they did with it. We also need to know what
possible conflicts of interest exist involving the heads of
large financial institutions who sat in the room helping to
make those decisions.”
The amendment, approved by a
vote of 96 to 0, was a combined effort by conservative and
progressive senators and a wide spectrum of grass roots
The Fed is fighting federal
court judgments ordering the central bank to divulge the
information that was sought in Freedom of Information Act
lawsuits by Bloomberg News and other news organizations.
The information that the Fed has
withheld is separate from the $700 billion in Wall Street
bailouts approved by Congress under the Troubled Asset
Relief Program. Recipients of those funds were posted on the
Treasury Department Web site."
Which brings us to a
very interesting question to toss into the idea blender this
morning: How much of the move by Gold, which is off to new
records (and apparently going even higher) due to the instant
creation of more than a trillion dollars of paper 'money' -
which watered down the world's currencies by X percent
since last weekend, and how much may be attributable to the
clock now running on at least some measure of public
accountability for the Fed?
Probably not too
much...but hey! It's a start. And at least around
here Senator Bernie Sanders gets his title (Senator) capitalized
- quite a mark of distinction from his colleagues who remain in
lower case and lwer caste for failing to do the right thing
for the American public in the first place.
Balance of Trade
The U.S. Census
Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total March
exports of $147.9 billion and imports of $188.3 billion
resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.4 billion,
up from $39.4 billion in February, revised. March exports
were $4.6 billion more than February exports of $143.3
billion. March imports were $5.6 billion more than February
imports of $182.7 billion.
In March, the
goods deficit increased $1.8 billion from February to $52.9
billion, and the services surplus increased $0.8 billion to
$12.5 billion. Exports of goods increased $4.2 billion to
$102.7 billion, and imports of goods increased $6.0 billion
to $155.6 billion. Exports of services increased $0.4
billion to $45.2 billion, and imports of services decreased
$0.4 billion to $32.7 billion.
This is one of those
"No crap, Sherlock?" kind of numbers. American
corporations continue to put more and more jobs offshore,
leaving fewer working in America (except for government) and
guess what happens to the BOT? Goes sucky-suck...
You know, like for every action there is an opposite and equal
Still More Truth Leaks
A couple of months
old now, but have you seen the Robert D. Steele video on
YouTube? Seems to be getting traction. Example: "It's
costing the American public $1.2 billion dollars a week for a
guy who can't read..." He calls out Paul Wolfowitcz
for lying and continues: "You don't let people lie like that:
It's unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity..."
And it just gets better from there..."Our Generals have been too
eager to keep their stars and not eager enough to think for
imagine...UrbanSurvival kind of thinking from a former insider.
What will happen next? 'Nother fine snip:
"The time has
come to dump congress on its ass - the government has gotten
stupid to the point they can't write a statement of work..."
Deutsche Marks Vs.
Euros Long Term
A 'news tip' which
we take with a grain of salt from a news tipster says...
I'm working at
the Deutsche Bank in Germany. Today we delivered 1 container
with new Deutsche Mark notes and new coins. I will present a
photo from the new banknotes tomorrow morning. The curency
change will be the night from Saturday to Sunday 5/16/2010.
On Friday, 19.00 GMT Angela Merkel the germany chancelor,
will speach to the german nation.This Blog reports that
France was close to collapse last week. Only in German.
The note then offers
a translation attributed to "The Bullionaer" site which asserts:
"End the grandee
nation The backgrounds of the dramatic rescue operation of
the last week-end appear so slowly. The problems did not lie
with Greece, Portugal or Spain. Since the PIIGS virus has
struck the present stability anchor of the euro-space,
France. Or in plain words expressed: In the end of the last
week France stood before the collapse. The grandee nation is
same with 911$ milliard dollars of the principal creditors
of the PIIGS states. "
the past weeks merely the known debt problems of Greece had
determined the debate, the last week the historical project
of the euro seemed in danger. Before the euro-summit of the
heads of state and head of government on Friday in Brussels
the situation escalated and forced the EZB to the
intervention. "Suddenly only German federal loans were
liquid, yet any more good French state titles", a euro-mark
banker does not explain the compulsive situation. "It had to
be traded - without taking into consideration losses."The
panic was written Sarkozy in the face."
Although it's only
rumor at this point floating about the blogosphere, it's
an interesting one that would serve to further pump up gold...so
we sniff further...
Writing in Germany's
Spiegel, Armin Mahler writes of the unique inflationary dangers
of the recent Euro bailout:
sell-off on the markets was no attack by speculators. It was
a vote of no confidence by investors in the euro and in the
Europeans' crisis management. But when everyone rushes
to the exit at the same time, panic spreads. That was the
situation on Friday. The politicians feared the markets'
reactions -- and they began to panic. In response, they
approved a rescue plan that will go down in economic
history. It is, after all, unique.
And uniquely dangerous. The
Europeans and the International Monetary Fund want to make
€750 billion available to shore up foundering euro-zone
states if they find themselves in a financial emergency.
They don't seem to be bothered by the fact that the EU
treaties don't contain provisions for such aid. Indeed, they
had already ignored the no-bailout clause in the Maastricht
Treaty when they agreed to rescue Greece.
But that wasn't enough for the
rescuers of the euro -- they wanted to send a message that
they were truly serious. So they sacrificed the independence
of the European Central Bank (ECB) -- and paved the way for
a European Inflation Union.
In the future, the ECB plans to
purchase government bonds in emergencies. Not only has this
been prohibited until now, it also contradicts the central
bank's overarching goal: keeping the value of money stable.
Once this taboo has been broken, the very foundations of the
euro will erode. "
How to figure it
all? Here's my present thinking, subject to
minute-by-minute change as new data shows up:
We have a 20% chance
the Euro bail will work all by itself. Then perhaps
another 60% chance that it will work, but only with additional
high inflation producing paper-hanging. And then there's
the 20% chance at the outlier edge of worst of cases that the
Euro fails completely, which will then lead to the breakdown of
other regional trading block wet dreams like the the 'Stans
wars, the North American Union and other globalist power-grabs.
Based on the
Predictive Linguistics work, this might account for the building
tensions toward July 11th...and the Euro fails around then, it
would stand to reason that the Big November events we're looking
for would come in that November 8-12 period when something like
a follow-on collapse of the US dollar as global reserve currency
and a return to simple gold/silver backed notes would arise.
audit the Fed is a step in that direction as I see it and if
things worked out that way, gold might rise to $10,000-$50,000
an ounce because there's just not enough gold in the
world to do otherwise.
Somewhere in there,
the paymasters for Gordo the Gold Seller in the UK would be
smirking about a well-executed muddle through option, but as I
read the tea leaves, that'd be when the hoards of swindled
humans, bereft of their life saves, would start to show up with
pitchforks demanding justice on a string.
would fill with ""We the People in a global sense hitting a
major turn in the battle against corporatism in July and the
battle's won by fall...It'll be a hell of a Libretto, but that's
one way the data could line up and certainly at least a general
direction things seem to be turning.
I might even make a
nickel bet on the Euro going toast in July, but there's much
more that could go wrong, so no assurances this will be right,
only that its one possible data fitting.
A reader who
followed our "summer of hell" prediction for last year wonders
". Hmmm.... Maybe you had a little time slippage?"
Yup, happens all the
time. The bigger the meme (death of the dollar - November)
the longer the lead time and no, there are no 'signposts up
ahead" in modelspace. Just that's where we're going and
which November? We try to get that as we can.
Oh, and then we
don't say anything much about certain events in advance, so as
not to run the PowersThatBe game for them. Much more fun
to see the future catch them unawares. Fun of being a time
Jas On Bankstering
If you're wondering
about the possibilities of
Goldman Sachs, BofA,
JPM Chase and Citigroup having a perfect quarter, my
deflationist pal Jas Jain is wondering the same thing.
(He's also asking "Why'd we give them bailout money again?"
Surprise, Surprise, Wall Street
Gangs are Making Money Hand Over Fist Bloomberg has been
reporting that three organized financial gangs—Goldman
Sachs, Morgan Stanley & BoA Merrill Lynch—made trading
profits every single trading day of 2010Q1, each making more
than $7B for the quarter. Citi also made the same killing
but does not report day by trading profits. Together, these
four gangs made more than $30B in a single quarter in
trading profits alone.
And whom should they thank for
this bonanza? The Fraudulent Reserve for giving free money
only to gangs like these. There is a reason why a certain
cabal must have control of the Fraudulent Reserve. The same
cabal has a death grip over the American economy under the
Obama Administration. Heck, this cabal, whom no one voted
Ah, the wonderments of
democracy—a breeding ground for “legally” organized gangs,
e.g., the Democratic “Party” and the Republican “Party.” The
two political gangs are controlled by other more powerful
organized gangs, which in turn are controlled by a cabal
bred in a culture of deception, fraud and manipulation.
Troubles have been brewing in
America. The only question is when would they boil over.
There is a big elephant in the room but Americans are scared
(systematically bred to be cowards, which is part and parcel
of breeding dopes) to talk about it.
Hush, hush. The Silence of the
That's what I love
about Jas...his mild-mannered understatement of events.
Next Stop California
Not like one crisis
isn't leading to the next. The Economic Policy Journal
we go, the Crisis moves to California: $18.6 billion budget
No, they don't
explain how the gnomes of Greenwich are pushing things along
that plank. you'll have to wait for
Howard Hill to explain that...but that's the behind the
scenes deal. Bankrupting California will pay off
handsomely for a few wealthy scumbags who twist events for
profits and have no social consciousness.
Meantime, Howard's "Good
Bots, Bad Bots" piece is a must read if you're wondering how
web bot technology can exploit humans and investing. We're
on the "Good bots" side, just so's you know.
Climate of Change
weather in 30 years marks the state of a series of Extreme
Winters" headlines the UK's Telegraph.
I kinda miss global
here in the land of cattle, trees, and hay, we're 40% behind
"normal" rainfall. Start thinking "Drought!" and watch
for it in headlines. (Unless you're in Tennessee, of
Whipping Boy of the Day
Syria which according to reports is getting WMD's from North
Korea says Israel.
=== snip and save
Slick PR Job
Worth reading: Brian
Hartman's "Reporter's Notebook" piece "No
Press Allowed? ABC Reporter Turned Away from Oil Spill
Command Center." Why press aren't being allowed to
watch on scene is beyond me. No, I take that back:
spoon-feeding the media once a day makes sense if they're trying
to control the public perception of an event - which is what PR
department/damage control plans are about.
But we keep hearing
about problems being considered as the spill move toward Texas
and rumors of DoD and civilian response plans for when the winds
change and the oil heads east.
So, about the only
thing is the daily spill map:
The dark (big)
outline is where - with uncertainty applioed- the spill could
reach by Friday evening 6 PM.
As to comparisons
with past disasters, we note the
Exxon Valdez spill involved 10.8 million US gallons.
With this data in
hand, we can estimate that on (or about) June 10, this will pass
the Exxon Valdez in size. And, it will be double the Exxon
Valdez by about August 1st. September 22 it will be three times
the Exxon Valdez and - if they haven't got it shut down,
November 12 or so it will be four times the size of Exxon
Another Dreamer Notices
My 'Irwin Allen"
dreams are not just an isolated event:
have time right now or good enough memory to get to the
details, but I, too, am having very vivid, unusual dreams. I
thought it was the herbal sleep supplement I was taking, but
I now see I need to get the notebook & pen by the bed and
write it all down as soon as possible. Last night it was
flying boats. Be careful, "
Dreams are an area
where I throw all caution to the wind. Before going to
sleep each night I take time to deliberate 'empower' myself by
allowing that I am about to enter a new world where I get to
directly be involved in co-creating Reality with the
Universe (ruler-of-all) and once you're working that side of the
street, t'ain't much to worry about in dreams because you remain
connected with the Source. Not that it doesn't get strange
and freaky, but never scary if you get that unconditional
collaborate tied up first...
Plan Your Own Retirement
If you ever thought
about doing your own version of a pension plan, you might want
to read the Investors Business Daily piece on how
the Feds covet private retirement systems under the headline
"Federal Mutual Fund"...
There is no
Social Security Trust Fund, only piles of IOU's and whether
they will have any real residual value when those of us in our
60's need the dough remains to be seen. But if it all
disappears (come November?) don't go blaming me.
In times of old,
people maintained good relations with their families so that
while the kids were young, grand parents could pass on
intergenerational values. Today, paren5ts and kids are all
largely off doing separate paths and as a result, the
grandmother at home keeping an eye on the kids when they came
home from school to keep them out of mischief (or jail) has
Just something to
think about for both ends of the demographic spectrum.
Government programs and the culture of mass consumption have
served to divide (and conquer) the family unit, which through
historical times through about the 1970's included seniors
passing on values and knowledge.
Which sets the stage
for further disaster, but you're NOT supposed to notice that.
Jumping Jack's Flash
discussion about why fart's rise? Some reqaders have
nothing better to do in their spare time than this:
"George, I couldn't help adding
to your analysis:
Interesting homework problem –
compare digestive gas effective density with methane:
PV = nRT
Rearanginng fo an expression in
n/V (proportional to density):
(n/V) = P/ RT
Ratio of density at different
(n/V)’ / (n/V) = T / T’
With degC = (degF –32) * 5/9,
body temp is 37 deg Celcius Standard temp = 25 degC
25/37 * 0.80 = 0.54
Therefore digestive gas in a
room (or better, outdoors) at STP, behaves just like
methane, within a couple percent, except on a hot day, where
matters are slightly less objectionable.
NASA don't need
rockets...I just need more readers...if'n you follow my..er....drift.
Tuesday May 11, 2010
Circle Jerk - Euro
A rant: I suppose I should
tell you how the Big Rally was funded Monday. The Fed took
the extraordinary step of...
temporary reciprocal currency arrangements (swap lines)
with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European
Central Bank (ECB), and the Swiss National Bank. The
arrangements with the Bank of England, the ECB, and the
Swiss National Bank will provide these central banks with
the capacity to conduct tenders of U.S. dollars in their
local markets at fixed rates for full allotment, similar to
arrangements that had been in place previously. The
arrangement with the Bank of Canada would support drawings
of up to $30 billion, as was the case previously. "
Then the Bank of
Japan, too. The 'nicey-nice'
explanation is that...
facilities announced today (*Sunday) respond to the
re-emergence of strains in short term funding markets in
Europe. They are designed to improve liquidity conditions in
global money markets and to minimize the risk that strains
abroad could spread to U.S. markets, by providing foreign
central banks with the capacity to deliver U.S. dollar
funding to institutions in their jurisdictions."
What really happens
is - in effect - the world just created a couple of trillion of
'play money' which has to go somewhere and into currencies that
are failing, countries that are failing, and indirectly it slops
markets that are failing as well. We get a paper rally and
"Disaster is averted!" which of course, it isn't but appearances
are kept and the sheep stay neatly flocked.
Provided they didn't catch Letterman last week. Truth
leaks do happen now and then.
Give me a couple of
trillion Euros and Dollars and I'll show you a 404 point rally
any day you want. But stand well back, because at some
point, someone besides me is gonna figure out this will start
Gold on a moonshot. Maybe.
There, don't you
feel better about Tuesday already?
It is starting to dawn on people other than you and me that
printing money won't over time save the world.
watering down the purchasing power of paper has not gone
unnoticed in the gold market, however. When I looked
(while in my writing trance) it was up more than $15. But that
should be only the tip of the iceberg.
Think of it this
way: If you had one ounce of gold and there was $1,200
dollars in circulation and trying to buy that one ounce of gold,
the price would be $1,200 per ounce. Now suppose the
governments of the world got together one weekend (like last
weekend) and decided to inflate paper by some
astronomical number...maybe 10% world wide under the guise of
This means there
would (over time as money systemically sloshed around) be $1,320
available to buy that ounce of gold...not overnight but it's a
reasonable number and one reason why buying gold has been the
best single-investment decision I've ever made.
The further upside
doesn't just come from the watering down of money, but you might
be able to toss in another 10% as people slowly lose confidence
in their paper "money" as having durable value-holding power
over time. Might go to something like $1,500 in a matter
of a few months.
And then lets throw
in the huge head of steam inflation has been building up in the
background especially in food and other necessities. Why
do I work in my garden? Why do I have more solar panels
and another grid-tied inverter ordered? Well, duh.
September of 2001 I
could have bought the Dow at 8,500. The down is near 11,00
now so (ignoring inflation). That's a sickly 29.4% return.
Stupidly, I bought
$265 gold instead so we have to suffer through a measly 459%
All of this gets me
around to the topic of Peoplenomics this weekend for
subscribers: "When Paper's Not Vogue". An
exploration of what fundamental changes will occur when the Age
of Paper Money Making Paper Money passes into the history books.
German stock market is up (something like 4% this morning) the
other Euro markets are weak and futures here in the US mean
that I will likely come out with a nice little gain on the
triple-short financials ETF (FAZ) when I get around to closing
that position if, for example, the Dow drops 2% (which would be
around 200 points).
I'm not a financial
genius - I'm a marketer/salesman/concept/creative guy and the
reason we have what in football would be called good 'field
position' is I didn't trust anyone but myself...and I
would recommend the same course to you. Will Social
Security provide a decent retirement no matter how much you
contribute? No, not unless you have your overhead near
zero and have no cost of housing, a paid for car and other
"Fine, but what
about the rest of us?"
When you go to the
store to buy two of something, stretch yourself and buy a
third. Whether it's rolls of TP or cans of beans. Store some
ranch style beans - good protein. Start a little garden and go
for high nourishment content items like broccoli and such. Get
good hiking shoes, maybe pick up a used backpack or two. Find
large state or federal parks and get into hiking. A water
filter. Get the family involved in outdoor activities. Get
tough. Mentally and physically. Read military manuals on
everything. Learn to anticipate events. Develop friends in
rural places. Keep the cars filled with gas (3/4 tank or
more). Build a bug out plan. Maybe cache some beans and a GOOD
bag ready. (Get Out Of Dodge bag.). Terrain maps for hiking,
yada, yada, yada....hedge, hedge hedge!
Most people never
thing to EMPOWER THEMSELVES TO BE GREAT and instead, they all
get in the longest/slowest line at the grocery store rather than
going shopping when no one else is. Lock-step of the
Shop at 6 AM and
check out by 7 and you'll almost never have a line. Most
of the breads come in around 6:30, veggies out by 6:45 or 7
(depending on store) but it's this way of thinking
unconventionally that just seems beyond the grasp of people.
They get into patterns like "Sleep till one minute before
needing to be at work and then get high blood pressure over
playing 10-hours of catch up..." Then they shop at the
busiest possible times and park at the far end of the lot
and.....oh it's bothersome. How stoopid!
My deflationist pal
Jas Jain often refers to Americans as bore & bred dopes.
Much as I'd like to argue with him, the number of people that
step outside 'normal" and decide to live an exceptional life on
their terms and on their time is near zero.
To live an
exceptional life, you have to act in exceptional ways.
Almost no one does, however...which is why so many people are
Maybe Jas is onto
something with born & bred dopes...got to admit the data seems
to support Dr. Jain's insight. But enough, on to the days
news and events. Just try to do a couple of
pattern-busters every day and see if you can live a more
effective life. It's really not that hard,.
Nice Work If You Can
Get It Department
to pay board member Joss $350,000 for Consulting." I gotta
raise my consulting rates.
Tax Screw Job
The headline "World
Health Organization moving ahead on billions in Internet and
other Taxes" just hit the 'piss-me-off' nerve.
In case no one
remembers but me, America is a sovereign country and by what
authority would any internationalist/globalist/elitist
organization start taxing US citizens?
No, I am not
anti-medicine...very much pro medicine. But anti
globalist? Defend America from all enemies foreign and
domestic? Hell yes. This is a globalist tax
screw job in the making and anyone who votes for imposition of
any global tax goes down in my book as guilty of treason.
End runs around Congress? Nope.
simple, isn't it? Wonder if anyone sells hearing aids or
eyeglasses in Washington?
But wait - this
globalist crap is popping up here too:
"Obama eyes global gun control and martial law critics say".
Can't let slaves have weapons, I guess.
Five dead in Oklahoma winds Monday night.
Say, every once in a
while I will go yammering on about "new lands rising" in
the bot runs - and the converse, which would be land subsiding
(sinking beneath the waves).
Invariably, when I
do, I get slammed with email from people who give me one of the
hundreds of derivations of "You're full-o-crap, Ure"
But oh-oh, here's a
BIG UGLY FACT for my position that such things happen with
some regularity: "Scientists
find sunken islands in the Caribbean"
Just something to
think about next time you get to trusting the ground under your
feet is really solid...rock solid...and that kinda thing.
I trust you saw
month's CBS story about how used copiers are a digital time bomb
because they have hard drives. Going viral.
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Not So Fast, Slick
Yes...there's a fine
question from a reader here:
I never write to ya, but read
you pretty much daily for a couple of years now.
Anyhoo, I can't help but notice
you've not pointed this out. That could mean that you're
either too busy to have thought of it or I'm recalling
something incorrectly. However, I seem to recall one of the
ALTA reports speaking of a "volcano" that produced a "toxic
cloud" that circled the earth 6 or 9 times, leaving much
death in it's wake.
I keep reading about this oil
leak down south. Time and time again I'm seeing it referred
to as a "volcano of oil" and the slick referred to as a
"cloud of oil". When you factor in the gulf stream and how
it cycles around the globe, I can't help but wonder if this
is another "slightly misread" hit from the rickety time
Afterall, we both know too well
how if the media and the monkey minded masses repeat
something enough, that tends to stick in modelspace and
kinda skews the read.
Anyway, just putting that out
there and wondering what you think about it.
Have a great day on the ranch
and enjoy this "not too hot" weather we're getting this
Yeah, we were talking about it just Monday. And all the
stuff with the methane hydrates causing problems, yeow Mr.
Science, this is a nightmare.
Been hearing rumors
that certain levels of government are wondering what to do
"IF_______" happens. And that's a lot of 'effing 'iffing,
if you follow.
Remember a long
while back we had that stuff about 200-million people in
motion/diaspora, moving NORTH in the linguistics? Draw a
450 mile circles around the spill and you get what? Worse
than bad. Can you imagine the horror of a whole state
(like Florida, just for instance) being evacuated? What
about the Texas part of the Gulf Coast, then there's everything
Then depending on
the winds that would drive things north, the evacuation area
might conceivably include everything between Memphis and the
incident, between Atlanta and the incident...and the head hurts
just thinking about how bad this could all turn out.
Not that someone inside DoD isn't asking WTF already...remember
inside the 400-mile circle there is all kinds of national
security related stuff to worry about. You've got a lot of
NASA, training for the various arms of the military, and what's
worse is that yes, it could all go very badly with those methane
Cut to a new
Remember the explosion of CO2 from Lake Nyos in West Cameroon?
No? Killed something like 1700 people, and every
bit of livestock up to 25 KM away - it's early so that's a
radius of 15.53 (and we'll skip the additional decimal points
because it's too early to worry about those...).
But having a memory,
or at least brushing emails with those who do (and who do who-do
too) I had to do a little 'rithmetic to prioritize what we were
going to be doing with our rancherly home out here in the midst
of nowhere, which is 490 miles (plus or minus an Old Crow) from
water zero (I'd say ground zero, but you'd get lost as is
rightful for the hour).
Hauled out the reference material to look up some specific gravities. You
remember that air as a specific gravity of 1.00 which we presume
to be at STP (standard temp & pressure - don't ask because then
we can start talking about "What's sea level and neither of us
will get anything done all day...).
Turns out methane (not your meth, just plain CH4!) has a SG of
0.55. By the way our handy-dandy source on this also
lists "Digestive Gas" (sewage or biogas sourced) as having a SG
of 0.80 - meaning - now we get to important learning for which
this site is famous - this is why farts rise.
This leads to the
important realization that several areas of linguistic history
are wrong! For example, the old military/vulgar term "fart
sack" (for sleeping bag) should be more properly positioned as a
"fart balloon" with insufficient lifting.
And you know that
fraction of an ounce people lose at death? Wonder if it's
just escaping gas...never thought to see if afterlife
speculation would pass the 'sniff test', butt I digress...
Armed with this
important perspective on Life and Chemistry, you may wish to
closely inspect the paint on the ceilings of your bathroom and
bedroom for deterioration. You should have plenty of time
to get them repainted before any evacuation.
While monkey mind is
getting all excited about selling the 930 and buying either a
Cessna 150 or a Cessna 172 (write if you have a plane and want
to do a cash and car trade, BTW).
The reality (based
on flimsy early morning/can't sleep with brain functioning) is
that the methane coming off the hydrates when they pop over 4-5º
C at a pressure of 50 atmospheres will bubble up and keep on
going. Not super fast, but faster than a rising fart -
which everyone knows about, but nobody talks about.
Except, of course, people who paint
Oh, and if there's enough oil that
can be sucked up by a hurricane, I've filed a patent ap on a
fine new low-cost system and method for making glass surfaced
freeways...with an F-5 blow torch of course! Just a matter
of turning on HAARP, steering it just so...touching the puppy
off with a couple of bags of Kingsford in its path and suddenly,
new freeways would appear.
Another "Irwin Allen's
Got this theory that as we get
closer to 2012 some of us are simply going to have to figure out
how to live in 'two worlds". Meaning what? Well try
this one on for size:
reading your site for years now. I find your take on things
very interesting to say the least. I'm writing because of
something I've been experiencing for the last few weeks,
file under "woju". I have been having extraordinary vivid
dreams. I told my daughter it's almost like I'm living an
alternate life in my sleep. They are so realistic, I have
trouble shaking them off in the morning. When I wake, I feel
like I'm returning from an alternate reality. I have very
lifelike feelings of riding my motorcycle and jumping very
large hills while riding on the highway. Sometimes it's just
mundane things, just not my waking life. I have also had
multiple dreams of space craft battling in the skies. Until
recently, I was never one to have much recall of dreams but
boy has that changed. Thanks for the opportunity to talk
about it. I love your writing and tell all my friends to
check out your site. Please don't publish my name as some of
them might think I've gone off the deep end."
No, I don't know
what the phenomena is...but that's exactly what I have been
experiencing too. How about this for a theory: 2012
is when the world collides with another Universe and some of us
get to 'jump' between sides? That the plot in my book
Dimension Barrier...but honestly haven't had much time to
work on it lately. But wonder how many people are
experiencing increasing 'real' feeling dreams?
Wowzer...strange concept, huh?
Almost like being a
human from 'this side' descending into an ancient kiva in Louis
L'Amour's The Haunted Mesa...and being in a whole 'other
Alien Wars Question
From a reader:
I've had the feeling for
sometime now n can no longer leave this question unanswered.
Is it possible that the Alien Wars referred to in the
linguistics is about the war that seems to be brewing over
the recent Arizona immigration law re illegal immigrants
which some refer to as illegal aliens?
It is obvious to me why some
governments encourage immigration, illegal or otherwise. New
people in a new country are great for consumerism n cheap
labour (I'm not saying it is good all the way around, just
for consumerism n cheap labour), while the rest of us are
cutting back our spending, these people show up with
nothing, are use to having nothing, so they will work for
what we consider to be not enough. Then take the little
money they do make to buy consumer goods for their homes,
clothing n toys to mention a few. This makes it easier for
the number fudger's to paint a better picture of a recovery,
trying to get the rest of us to open the purse strings n
start spending again (the old monkey see monkey do syndrome)
thinking we are incapable of doing our own thinking on such
matters or of reading sites like yours telling us the truth
on how the number really work.
On the other side of the issue
the majority of citizens are opposed to excessive
immigration never mind illegal immigration. What I've been
seeing on my various chosen sites where I get what I
consider to be the real stuff (which you are at the top of
the list) is that other States are now talking about passing
similar legislation or at least introducing similar
Now we're seeing news of
Mexicans ripping down American flags within America, making
anti American statements including threats of violence. Who
would've ever thought you could be putting yourself in harms
way by wearing an American flag on your clothing within the
boarders of the U.S. of A. unreal times we live in!
So I do see big trouble on the
horizon. In catching all the events around this issue I keep
wondering if that is what the Alien Wars will prove to be?
If that is not the case George
is there anything else you think this is tied to
linguistically? I don't see this problem going away any time
soon, I actually believe it is going to a lot worse before
it gets better. Therefore I would think the linguistics
would be loaded with references to this issue.
Keep Up the Great Work"
First - it's a
great question because I've asked it myself. But, the
answer is No, don't think so. The reason has to do with
where the data appears. Think of looking through
modelspace as a 3-dimensional scatter chart, where there are a
bunch of different slices of break (you're looking from one heel
toward the other and there are plenty of slices in between.
Each of these
'slices' has different stuff in it -- very much like how time
slices off an analog to digital converter work. In the
case of an A to D converter, each 'slice' has different
information in it than the previous one (unless you're slice a
constant tone...in which case (depending on frequencies) you
will get a repetition of digital frames....but don't let me get
too far off track.
So each of these
regions (slices) in modelspace is about something.
There's a region about The Press, the PowersThatBe, PopUS,
GlobalPop, Markets, yada, yada, yada...
But after all the
shifty little pixels get assigned, there were still a whole pile
left over and what did they have in common? They
referenced terms like space/alien wars/ strange energy from
space, UFO's and things of that flavor. Hmmmm...what to
do? Add a new slice (SpaceGoatFarts) as an entity name and
move on...since this is effectively the slice/region where
uncategorized data lives.
There really is a big deal going on about illegal aliens,
changes in law in Arizona (Oklahoma is part of this, and so too
Texas, New Mexico and even California may (or is) a participant
to one degree or another).
But in modelspace,
the 'alien wars' data doesn't fall in a logical meta set (think
slice for simplicity, although slices & meta sets don't get
lined up as neatly as sliced bread). References to
Alien Wars if it were of the bordering type would be expected to
be found where?
coyote/ drug money /human trafficking ends up in the
pockets of TPTB, we might see some referencing in TPTB entity.
And where do you expect in terms of population impacts? A
shade in GlobalPop, but it'd be mainly PopUSA oriented. And the
odd geographical references would be to things like moon or
stars, or Sun, or things upward and outward. We'd expect
to see local references to places on the ground.
Kind of a longish
answer, but SpaceGoatFarts is due to make an appearance over
summer so whether it comes from increased UFO sightings, or
things of that sort (maybe cross-links to TPTB, for instance)
the illegal immigration might be better described close to other
expectations like Diaspora...which could come along depending on
how bad the oil slick (previous story) spreads about.
Of course, when out
on the bleeding edge of language and computer science, anything
is possible. It's just that alien wars shows up in
SpaceGoatFarts where something like a pending meteor impact, new
discoveries in space etc., belong in the bit buckets.
Loran Meets SGF
Speaking of the SGF
Mr. Ure, You
probably already know about the LORAN-C being discontinued
back in February as a back-up to GPS in the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Bradford Parkinson, widely considered as the father of
GPS, described the termination of LORAN-C as a "very, very
bad decision". I personally believe this is being done by
traitors to the U.S. within the country (Congressmen, etc.)
to make it impossible for us to defend ourselves when our
satellites and GPS are taken out. Just a thought. I really
appreciate your website and the daily news section.
I've always been
fond of LORAN myself. And yes, this sets up more 'single point
of failure' for spatial location. It's also the kind of
thing that gets foreshadowed in the SGF entity.
Had a neat emai8l
come in about certain kinds of screensavers (esp. in the corpgov
computing world) seem to warp the clocks on individual
computers, so Hyperchronism may not have anything to do with
some events...just computational glitches. But consider
this report from March (which I overlooked posting - got buried
in a filter):
"Hi George, love
reading your column. Noticed the Wujo factor going up
lately, at least the posting of some episodes.
I don’t know
much about clocks and digital time piece technology, but
noticed some weird time differentials on a coffee machine I
bought last week. Bought it wed, used it first time on
Friday. Set the clock and the timed coffee for 6am…when we
got up, clock was hours ahead and coffee was cold.
inconvenience to say the least. Sat, no clock set for 6am,
but we both slept in which was odd for us, late sleep in
too, like 10:30. Got up, clock on the machine was way off
after resetting it the day before, but made coffee anyways.
Sat night the
time changed here, sprang ahead, totally forgot, which may
be the first time ever for me, and it threw my whole day
yesterday on Sunday, which oddly enough, we slept in very
late again. Got up to change all the clocks and the coffee
machine said like 3:50 pm or something very wrong. So as I
set all the clocks in the kitchen, I watched the coffee
machine to see what was up. In 5 minutes, it had jumped a
minute ahead, and after an hour, it was exact, 1 minute
ahead every five minutes, so it was 12 minutes ahead.
Exactly. Easy to track.
Reset it before
going out for the afternoon, got back about 4:30, it was 30
minutes ahead exactly. We were gone 4-1/2 hours, at 1
minutes per 5 minutes it should have been almost an hour
ahead, so not sure what the multiplication factor was on
that. Now very curious, we reset it again, we were home and
cooking dinner, in and out of the kitchen and it didn’t skip
any time in 4 hours, exact time.
So we happily
set it for 6am this morning, and lo and behold, we got up,
coffee was cold, and it was 12:49 pm or something. Almost 2
minutes fast per minute. Probably just a mechanical flub up,
but wouldn’t it be consistent, such as the clock runs 12
minutes fast per hour. It was so all over, no connecting
pattern, I just wondered if it was time warping whenever we
Thought I’d send it in, who
knows how many other households have I Robot coffee
This one is likely
NOT Hyperchronism. Instead, it sounds like a timer chip is
periodically losing its mind and it may be due to over/or/under
voltage or some kind of stray RF field. Stray RF is
curious stuff. Cell phones, for example, if on, keep
sending 'here I am" messages to cell towers when charging.
Or, around the ranch, the microwave shuts down high-speed
internet via both G and N routers because our microwave is
closer and presumably the front-end on the receivers in the
computers does have adjacent channel rejection (and we will get
a new microwave just incase of leakage).
If you had some
other (external) time reference, like a mechanical clock that
kept near perfect time and both were wonky and there were
events that had a fuzzy quality or ultra-intense quality to
them, then maybe. Or like the changing cars
aspect...that's the flavor. Not a single timer chip.
A Shameless Plug
Every so often a
reader will send along a gift (for reasons that aren't clear)
with a note that says "enjoy!" Well, a couple of days back
we got a package from
http://www.blackbirdnaturals.com/ which contained chocolate
truffles. Oh my....served cold, of course...and with
scalding hot coffee freshly brewed.
A truffle and coffee
is not a bad way to start a day - and kick-start brain.
Always enjoyed the mix of cacao and caffeine.
Read about their "food
forest" too. Elaine & I are herbing in the garden and
I'm trying to get 2-dozen coffee trees (various varieties) to
hatch out along with some Himalayan banana plants. Coupled
with the tea plants, which will yield some of the best
anti-oxidants in the world, this whole gardening / eating for
life approach is catching on...and Blackbird's on the right
Monday May 10, 2010
Humungous Big LaBounsky!
Sky High Monday bring with it the hardest lesson of all
in the field of investing (which is really wild-eyed gambling,
since you don't have a computer to front-run everyone's trades
on your PlayStation or Wii set-up, like the Hounds of
Banksterville enjoy) is the fine art of sitting on your wallet.
Case in point: Friday of last week till today. We knew,
or at least nearly so, that there would be a very, very,
very...ok a Humongous Big Bounce after the market's 9,787
Dow near death experience on May 6. I almost
started buying long-term put options on my favorite
'love-to-hate-it' financial stock, but had the good sense to
wait for the bounce.
In sports car racing, it's like when you're driving hard corners
and your nursing your car through CPR: Control the
slide/drift, Pause as the suspension loads up, and then
steer the Recovery. During the "Pause" part, time
telescopes and you go into this martial arts trace-like state
and it seems the suspension load time takes forever to
arrive, but eventually it does ands then you play wheel-slinger.
Same kind of thing in the investment world. You
pause....and while every last neuron is screaming "Get back into
those long term puts Right Now! you resist and wait while
market forces 'load up' and pressures equalize a bit before
tossing the money on the table again.
With this short discussion of how patience and waiting
for the exact moment to arrive, we note this morning that some
markets is Europe have made HUGE recoveries today. The
Footsie 100 was up almost 5% when I peeked, while Germany was up
and then some, but
the Vienna market (^ATX) was smoking everyone with a gain of
more than 9% when I looked.
Robin Landry spent a good bit of
the weekend pondering charts, 2 standard deviation trendlines
and a whole lot more and then issued an update to his colleagues
in the investment world who follow his work:
"The bottom of the sharp decline on Thursday is best labeled
as wave 3 with the subsequent rebound and market swings
labeled as wave 4 before another decline to new lows for
wave 5 to complete wave (i) down. (See chart below) A sharp
rally for wave (ii) should then follow. This wave (ii)
should retrace between 38% to 50% of the total decline of
Since this is believed to be the first wave down of P3 the
rally may not reach the normal retracement range so be
prepared for surprises to the downside. I have received
emails from some who point out some sites are counting the
rally from the March ’09 low to the recent high as wave P1
of a new Bull market and this decline is wave P2 down to the
recent low and now we are going to head up to new all time
high’s in the markets.
I don’t Believe this is correct and think they are in for a
very rude awakening when the market turns back down after
the wave (ii) is complete and then the fireworks really
begin to the downside. We shall see. I will continue to
update as the wave structure develops.
One last comment, It is possible that the recent low was
wave (i) with the waves compressed so much that it is hard
to count them on a 60 minute chart. If that is the case then
we are already coming to the end of wave (ii) and the next
decline is even larger. I will discuss targets for wave
(iii) down once the wave structure develops more fully. "
Between you, me, and the fencepost, I will likely sit on my
wallet until the market pops up to the Dow 10,800-10,900 level
before wading in on the short side. But, the way Europe is
looking this morning, we could see that by mid week especially
if there's enough happy talk around.
Even in horrific grinder/bear markets there are always rallies
and many times (historically) they have been violent.
Along comes days like this one which give people reason for hope
but in the end, it's usually just one more chance to separate
people from their retirement and college funds, and to further
beggar the regular folks who do all the work.
Futures are screaming ahead...so I'll be able to enter
much better prices...but wow! Sitting on your wallet takes
work! Here all this time I thought sitting on your ass was
There's a good Robert Samuelson column in the
WaPo this morning under the headline "The welfare state's death
spiral" but since futures are up a fair bit this morning, on
weekend Euro rescue plan for $750-billion, that might
take just a bit more time.
The march toward globalism continues pretty much unabated.
While it was reported recently (sorry don't have a bookmark on
this one) that something like 69% of Germans favored scrapping
the Euro and going back to their own currency, the D-Mark, the
government of the country nevertheless indentured the German
public to bail out Greece.
One source, whoever noted that:
Germany were still using the deutschmark, and had had the
big trade surpluses and high savings rate which Germany
now has, the mark would have risen dramatically against all
other currencies in Europe — and German exports would have
become too expensive for other people to buy. "
Which certainly makes the globalist case, but can global
governments be trusted?
There is a disturbing trend for governments to become less and
less responsive to the electorate Not only are governments
willing to bypass the 'will of the people' on things like the
Bankster Bailouts here in the US, but in Europe, there's a
further layer of governance (EU) which sits atop the formerly
national governments on the Continent and UK. Thus, all a
good globalist has to do in order to move forward toward World
Government by the PowersThatBe is elevate any decision-making to
the unelected layer of government and tah-dah! The PTB own
world is complete.
the PIIGS fly this morning, there's a really serious question to
be asked and the WSJ Online
MarketBeat puts it simply enough: "Will EU bailout plan be
yes! Let me lay it out in Ure Logic (Boolean Foolean)
IF: Government is left to its own, it will overspend and
tax infinitum? Yes, unconditionally. And...
IF: Once they overtax and overspend they get bailed
THEN: Will they do the same thing again since their
miscreant deeds were rewarded?
course! Till the next round, that is. The globalist steamroller is doing its thing
despite the protests in Greece and soon Ireland and other
countries. But, before we go there, the local layer of
European government needs a couple of weeks to tell the EU
ninnies upstairs "We ain't paying no
€750-billion Euro because of
voter blowback. And then we'll be sliding down in markets
again, except the simmering anger will be greater and the
emotions even higher.
German resentment is evident.
standpoint of TPTB, however, global resistance is looking
momentarily futile. Sings of rebellion & revolution are tamed
after the weekend's papering-over session. Littler stories
rebel group vows to free pirate captives" are nothing more
than noise in the bankster/globalist agenda. Gives navies
something to do and a reason to raise insurance rates.
Eight troops killed in India over the weekend? Maoists for
Mood Takes Root in Rural Thailand" says the NYT, but again,
mere budget dust to TPTB.
Even where the globalrev meme is knocking on America's door,
exploiting humans and profiting off drugs - some of which money
sticks to the fingers of TPTB anyway - we see
press over the US extending it's Mexico travel warning.
Instead we see a pile-on attempt by those promoting illegal
Oklahoma may become the 'next Arizona as they deny illegal
immigrants public benefits.
Greece ain't over till it's over, either.
Pension cuts are not going to go over well, even if there's
a trillion dollar bailout going on.
One thing's for sure: GlobalRev is high tech.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has reportedly hired 200 people to
manage his Twitter account. Wonder how much our
government spent on tweeting Iran?
toward Texas. Current 72-hour forecast:
Kagan To SupCo?
US Solicitor General Elena Kagan is rumored to be the Obama
administration's pick for the upcoming Supreme Court job:
"Elena Kagan was confirmed
as the 45th Solicitor General of the United States in March 2009.
Prior to her confirmation, Elena Kagan was the Charles Hamilton
Houston Professor of Law and the 11th Dean of Harvard Law
School. During her nearly six-year tenure as Dean, Harvard Law
School expanded and enhanced its faculty, modernized its
curriculum, developed new campus facilities, promoted public
service, and improved the student experience. "
Announcement due in about an hour or so...
Like It Matters Department?
"Anger over reality television 'virgin auction'." I am
so disappointed the Australians came up with the idea
instead of Hollywood.
Why, this is an area where...oops, better shut up before I say
something beyond G-rated.
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Monday's & Dog Days
(something of a joke between time monks, as 'normal' was
pronounced dead & buried about 1999 before the internet bubble
collapsed) I don't post anything more than the odd quote out of
Peoplenomics since the people who pay to keep Peoplenomics going
actually pay the costs of the free site, too. But, then
again, certain times a major web bot hit comes along which
demands wider distribution since it is a 'biggie' and unless we
talk about it here (on UrbanSurvival and the
www.independencejournal.com mirror site) run-of-the-mill
folks might occasionally find themselves with a blank stare
pondering something out here 'in the wild' on the net with a big
"HUH?" hanging over them.
Since stamping out "Huh?" looks is one of the small pleasures of
live, here's the lowdown on the dog poet linguistics which are
now being filled in a major way which is particularly graceful
since in Greece the
Meltemis (a foehn/sirocco type wind) will soon
be blowing (and with high positive ion counts, making Greeks
even more nuts than usual) and the proximity to
the 'dog days'
of summer.... My Universe is so...so....poetic...
The 'Dog Poet' Shows
For a very long time (2+ years/2009 ALTA series) in the
we have had references to 'the dog/poet'. Although there have
been a few blogs which have been started using the name, none has gained
sufficient traction in mainstream to be the GlobalPop dog poet which would
have visibility out as far as a year or more in advance. Not to
slight blogs and such, but the scale of the dog/poet is huge in the
GlobalPop entity and ain't no blogs (sorry) that come anywhere near.
But - the good news - such as it is - is that the "Dog Poet turns out to
be a dog/pet and his name is Kanellos. Turns out that 'Stray
dogs mingle at protest rallies" in Greece, but this one in
particular (Kanellos). The name being an apparent derivative of
kanelo, or 'cinnamon' probably for the dog's coloring.
Talking it over with Cliff this (sunday) morning, it looks like Kanellos is not
only gaining some degree of notoriety now but he's likely to turn
into a Bob Marley-like symbol of GlobalRev over coming months.
We had been keeping a half-eye toward some
kind of musical association. Linguistically, if you can picture a
meme which on the musical side was part Bob Dylan, part Bob Marley and
barked...well, that's the dog poet kind of fill language to be
expected. Much protest, much buzz, high profile.
Now, it all seems to be falling into place:
telling thing is there are 166 YouTube hits for Kanellos now...including
songs to/for him. (174 now on Monday morning.)
We mention this now because Kanellos is about to go BIG TIME in the
MainStreamMedia (MSM). This is what the leading edge of a two-year
meme looks like when it comes to pass. So expect the pup to be on
CNN &/or other newsy networks soon and with it, a kind of folk hero -
a Bark Marley - will seep into consciousness of the masses.
Coming along? Riots in Ireland (be patient and in no hurry for
those!) and our Wild Colleen. For now, this is sufficient...world's
going to the dogs anyway...just Kanellos is an ultra-hip dog calling out the
Hounds of Banksterville.
Wonder if it's hits like this that prompt
Google to put money into a startup venture that is trying to predict the
Say, you don't think someone besides us time monks has
an interest in 'owning the future' do you? I mean with all our
prior art, 13 years of learning curve, not so much as an
inquiry...Hmmm... . But rather than being offended, it gets
me to thinking I should open up a new business in the . I think
I'll call it George's School of Due Diligence.
You're welcome to be skeptical, so here's
a list of a few of the prior references to the 'dog poet'
linguistics going back to 2009. Remember, under "Ure's
Theorem" the longer the lead time before an event, the larger
the event tends to be in terms of emotive impacts.
I'd be looking for book deals, an Oprah guest shot, book,
documentary, and a whole lot more music/poetry being
ascribed/dedicated to the pooch. Might even end up in odd
places like ordering the Monday morning wake-up juice.
of saying "Triple shot Americano tall with a shake of
cinnamon..." might turn into a "Triple shot American tall
Kanellos..." and only the coolest and hippest around
GlobalRev's fringes would recognize it as the barista's
version of "the secret handshake..."
"Its 'reappearance' in such a
public forum is interesting, to say the least. Personally,
it's one of those 'WTF?" moments. Cycles of the ages,
ancient history reborn, ancient canid lineages regaining the
public consciousness. Plus, that dog seems to know which
side he's on...
That type of dog has been around
for a very long time...
Link to "Carolina Dog"
From the Americas to Asia to
Africa and Europe, that species of dog has been around for a
very, very long time. In the wild form it is an endangered
species. The video shows a more domesticated variety of the
same species. It's been a long time since I read about it,
but in very ancient times, it was solely the companion of
royalty. Normally short-haired, some domesticated and
semi-domesticated varieties have a slightly longer coat and
are a bit heavier than many of their wild counterparts. (for
example, google 'dingo' or 'carolina dog' and you'll see a
very similar animal as the dhole. The same species is known
under different names around the world.)
If you google the 'dhole', the
first images look like an over-sized fox. Kinda small, but
working in small packs. That's just one variety within that
species. Keep looking. It's kinda like the difference
between a toy poodle and a standard poodle. Same
characteristics, same build and muzzle, same stance... but
different sizes. The red dog doesn't grow to the size of an
American wolf, but at 40 plus pounds and eighteen or more
inches at the shoulder, it isn't small, either. I have seen
larger versions of the red dog as large as 60 + pounds.
Just so ya know: The red dog has
a mind of it's own. Very intelligent animal.
Seeing it show up in the public
consciousness now has me going, "Hmmm...wtf?"
find the same expression at the tip of our tongues often these
Monday At the WuJo:
reader knows, the WuJo is the
dojo where woo woo stuff meets
Science & Jimmy out on the mat to sort things out
I'm damn glad somebody explained
this to me in advance, or I'd be losing my marbles.
My first experience was about a
month ago, riding in a car with my buddy. We were following
an old classic red Camaro, and he even commented on the car
up ahead on the country road. The Camaro went over the hill
and out of sight briefly, and then we approached an
intersection and residential area and pulled up behind the
red.....HONDA?? I kept my mouth shut, but my buddy said it
out loud. "That was a Camaro, wasn't it? WASN'T IT??", he
demanded, looking at me. All I could do was mumble weakly
that I thought it was a Camaro, but...
"Wow... I'm now a
'hyperchroniac'", I thought to myself.
Today takes the cake, though.
Being in broadcasting, you know how anal we are about
timekeeping and accurate clock times. It's nice to have
network time on the computer and on my AT&T iPhone. They
match. I have two digital clocks in the bedroom, properly
set. They keep time off the 60 Hz AC line frequency, and
were matched. Today that same buddy visited me and happened
to mention the time from his cellphone. He's on a different
carrier than my AT&T, and I thought all the companies were
GPS locked for reference, but his phone was seven minutes
slow compared to my phone and computer. That's a pretty big
error, but I figured it was just his service.
Then I looked at my bedroom
clocks. Head of the bed was seven minutes slow. Foot of the
bed was 'correct'... or at least it matched my phone and
computer. Both are 60 Hz line-locked (allegedly) in the same
room, on the same circuit. WTF? I didn't reset the clock.
Tonight as I started to write this, the 'slow' clock was
only four minutes slow. Now as I look again they are only
thee minutes apart.
Tomorrow when I wake up they
will probably be in sync again, and it wouldn't surprise me
to wake up on another planet! I'm sure you well know how
much this bugs a broadcast engineer when he cannot explain
the physics of a problem. Please don't tell anyone I work
No, pahdnah, you ain't alone noticing time 'glitches'.
Here's another reader report:
"That time glitch. Well my
daughter was not home and she called me on the cell.
sometime later I looked at the wall clock and was surprised
to see that it was about fifteen minutes before the call I
had made. The cell now said the same time but my call
history showed the phone call fifteen minutes in the future.
I couldn't believe I was standing there looking at my call
history and a call in the future. My daughter confirmed this
on her phone as well. "
Uh-huh. Yep...hyperchroniac disease. More hints at
it? OK, fasten your seat belt..
Hi George, Regarding the item on your Urban Survival page
dated 5/7/10, ' "Hi, George! Was wondering if you noticed or
whether anyone reported a glitch last night, April 30,
11:30ish EDT?..." '
I play Scrabble over at pogo.com on a frequent basis. As I
am playing Scrabble a message will pop up telling me not to
adjust the time on my computer. I rarely adjust the time on
my 'puter, because it has a self updating feature that
happens automatically once a week. After I close the message
window and resume playing the game, the time in the lower
right corner of the monitor jumps ahead a few minutes. If I
don't adjust the time to correct it, over the course of
three or four games the clock will continue to gain time. It
is also interesting that after the message pops up telling
me not to adjust the time(which I never do while playing at
pogo.com), the site boots me, and I have to close the game
windows, refresh the Scrabble page, and re-enter the
Java/Sun driven game room/site.
As it is frustrating, I have mentioned it to other players
who play Scrabble on the site. They too have experienced the
same scenario on their 'puters. It is possible that the
software that drives the cell phone, and cable time, have
glitches in thier programming causing this sort of problem.
I wrote both pogo.com and Java/Sun and reported the
problem. They responded as expected, 'The problem is on your
end, not ours!' Thought you might like to be aware that this
type of glitch is much more common than any of us would like
It's also a worldwide phenomena, too!
"Hello's from Greece
Even if i didn't believe the
hyperchronism as a situation that someone could go into, i
had to experience it in order to believe it. The night from
7 to 8 of May at about 4 am, i was working, as a
receptionist in a hotel, expecting some visitors to arrive
at about 4:30 to 5 a.m. I was looking at the computer clock
and playing solitaire at the same time, not much work to do
at that time :) I bet you all know that a game of solitaire
doesn't last more than 5 minutes. I played 2 at the most and
the clock went to 4.35 while i had the feeling that no more
than 10 minutes should past. Vey odd to me.
Keep up the good work.
Nothing surprises us, of course. But something to ponder
is this: Yoiu saw that
paper I referenced on the Los Alamos National Laboratories
server a while back (in 2009)?
Possibilities to Ponder:
I think I'll go put on Chicago's "Does anybody really know what
time it is? " now and ponder a bit.
Hints for the new reader:
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.