Running the Shorts: BREXIT as “Hype du jour”

I believe I mentioned that any time George Soros starts talking down the market and predicting crash-like declines, I take it as a near sure sign that my long position is about to pay off.

As mentioned to Peoplenomics subscribers in a Wednesday analysis, the NY Times has a very good, but short, piece on the reality of BREXIT and the realities are that a) today’s vote in a non-binding referendum and b) an actual pull-out from the EU’s clutches is spelled out in Article 50 of their confabulation and it takes at least two years.

Nevertheless, here we are again today, here comes the media march with stories like “How the ‘Brexit’ vote could affect your portfolio…”

Yet the futures market didn’t seem to be stampeded by such foolishness.  There are many factors that will definitely impact your investments far more than internecine machinations of the petty tyrants of Europe.  Election of the wrong president, the continuing weather extremes leading to famine and the defacto global synchronized monetary inflation, are just a few.

Would I like to see the market close above 2,100 on the S&P?  Of course!  I told you I was long SSO, did I not? 

The real metric, when comes to investing, seems to be to me (in my simpleton view of the world) to be the question:  “Does this source make more money from investing activities or from newsletter (doomporn) predictions?”

An d if they were such all-fired hot-stuff, shouldn’t they be making more off their investments than, as the old California Gold Rush merchants so aptly put it, “Mining the Miners?”

Trade the hype, not the doom.

The USA dollar is down vis-a-vis the Euro.  Or, more correctly stated, the Euro is up.  Therefore it takes a bigger pile of paper to buy solid assets like Dow, S&P, and NAS100 stocks.  That isn’t so complicated, is it? 

To the Great Unwashed, this looks like prices going up…which they do in nominal terms, but you have to think a little more behind the curtain to grok the ways…

CFNAI

Chicago Fed National Activity Index:  Growth slowed a bit in May.  {ress release, please…

Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to –0.51 in May from +0.05 in April. All four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from April, and all four categories made negative contributions to the index in May.

The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, decreased to –0.36 in May from –0.25 in April. May’s CFNAI-MA3 suggests that growth in national economic activity was somewhat below its historical trend. The economic growth reflected in this level of the CFNAI-MA3  suggests subdued inflationary pressure from economic activity over the coming year.

Thank you.  Futures are still up 170.

Brain Dead DC

Awe, come on.  Really?  An anti gun sit in in the House?

A childish sit-in…ideally staged for the sycophant media by the gun-grabbing lefties who don’t understand what “shall not be infringed” – written in plain English (before it was a second language) – means in our beloved founding documents.

Here is the hell of it:  The House is well known for passing laws that members have not read, nor do they understand.  Thus, I’m driven to the conclusion that by the same token, neither have they read, nor do they be able to understand the Second Amendment.

The more I watch, the more it’s clear that the the television show about aliens taking over Washington is yet-another example of “The Message is in the Movie.”

Disruptive Technology Alert!

We habitually bemoan the Obama administrations lack of leadership and inability to articulate a national “dream” that everyone can get behind and support as totally cool and worthy of mass support.  As I’ve pointed out, the last president to do this effectively was John F. Kennedy with his “Land men on the moon in a decade” speech.  Bush failed, too, by this measure, so it’s not a party thing.  It’s a lack of vision in general. 

In fact we are so screwed, I bet Facebook gets more reading time overall than do four year colleges and universities, but I digress.

Unfortunately for us (as in U.S.) the Russians are able to articulate a BIG DREAM and they now have a national goal to develop working teleportation by 2035.

Could we beat them?  Why of course.

But that would take leadership, vision, commitment, and a return to American Exceptionalism…things presently medicated out of the general population and subverted in Washington, the epicenter of the Checkbook Republic.

Analysis:  The World Hasn’t Ended Yet

Our former oak leaf cluster fellow – like me – is a little disappoint in the scoreboard results of the Charlatan Brigade with their dire doom predictions failing one after another.  Warhammer points out, however, that there is still much to worry about:

Well, here we are in mid-June of 2016.  No comets or asteroids have impacted planet Earth and the four Blood Moons topped by a summer solstice full moon a few days back did not usher in Armageddon.  The Mayan apocalypse is long overdue.

I got to thinking, “what national security threats should Ure readers really be worried about?”   Below are my personal top 10 U.S. national security concerns, from most likely/worrisome to less likely but still somewhat disconcerting.   They could easily map to other countries.  Tomorrow, based upon the news, I could well change the order.  Most of those on the list involve and revolve around the complex interaction of a few key human actors, powerful spokespersons who are self or cabal appointed ‘leaders’ for larger groups of people, e.g. nations, religions, rebels, terror organizations or immigrant masses.  A few are dependent upon the whims of the universe. 

Again, these are just my personal take on this particular topic – you or others may disagree, and that’s a good thing IMO because it means the dissenter is thinking about all of the various possibilities.  So here goes:

1) Weapons of mass destruction:  Yes, I am biased toward nukes, but many people forget, or are just plain unaware, that there are (according to the Federation of American Scientists) currently 15,350 nuclear warheads sitting around somewhere on this planet.  See:  http://www.icanw.org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/   Should some regional conflict, or a misunderstanding between major powers, rapidly escalate before calmer heads prevail, those of us who survive the ensuing conflagration might live out our days, short as they may be, in a post-apocalyptic abyss.  Russia (7,300) and the U.S. (6,970) have the most nukes.  India, Pakistan and Israel each have in the neighborhood of 100.   It just takes one of these nukes to really get things popping.  PREPARATION:  underground or back country shelters, medical kits (with ingestible iodine), emergency water, food and clothing supplies and the means to provide for self-defense (guns, arrows, knives, spears, rocks, etc.)

2) Religious war:  The rise of political extremism under the mantle of religious belief is a massive threat to peace and security.  Ironically, the prospect of religious war is amplified by the rise of globalization.  As borders are dismantled, religious warriors can move about freely amidst the population, recruiting, planning and wreaking havoc where ever they choose to do so.  PREPARATION:  a strong individual rights based constitution, local activity awareness, religious education and a very strong personal and community self-defense capability.  Remember what Mohandas Gandhi said:  “The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.”

3) Uncontrolled immigration:  new immigrants are necessary to prevent stagnation.  A flood of new immigrants results in a loss of control of the nationalization process (see ‘globalization’ above), leading to a general lack of understanding and apathy for things national security related by the new immigrant masses.  As noted above, it also amplifies the prospect for #2, religious war.  PREPARATION:  In the U.S., either enforce current immigration laws or learn Spanish.

4) Cyber-attack:  We are a few short steps from being totally cyber dependent.  Our individual identities, already exposed to countless nefarious web actors, are increasing at risk of compromise.  Similarly, national security (see Hillary Clinton and DNC server hacks) can be degraded by the use of poor national cyber security practices.  If your bank account is hacked, you could be instantly broke.  If the Federal Reserve and/or the Treasury are hacked, you’ll have a lot of company in the poor house.  A cyber Pearl Harbor could disarm national defenses and pillage federally insured banks without firing one lead bullet.  Similarly, cyber spoofing and disinformation could lead to a large scale blood and bullets conflict in retaliation.  PREPARATION:  use anti-virus protection;  ask your savings institution how they insure the cyber security of your funds at their institution;  Have paper/metal money on hand and things to use for barter.  Also prepare as if expecting food and supply shortages.

5) Globalization:  when you stop to think about it, when a nation is at risk of losing its identity through the globalization process, the national security of that nation is placed at risk.  In general terms, if there is no nation, there is no national security.  Globalization will eliminate national borders and competing economic markets.  On the other hand, the logical end result of globalization is the much feared ‘one world government’ where freedom of choice may be suppressed under the very Mr. Spockian doctrine of “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”  PREPARATION:  read, get locally involved in community affairs and for heaven’s sake ‘VOTE!’

6) Regional conflict escalating into a broader war:   Luckily Korea, Vietnam and Iraq did not lead to WWIII.  Things are still a bit dicey in the last of the three mentioned countries, with Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims fighting a religious war for control over that nation, compounded by the fanatical ISIS slashing and burning their across the north of Iraq.  North Korea does have a small nuclear arsenal (see #1 above).  The real problem here is a likely mixing of several of the above, with a heavy dose of religious war.  PREPARATION:  Similar to #1 and #4 above – a broader conflict could result in shortages and rationing. 

7) Localized natural disaster:  I could list all of the biblical plagues here, but use your imagination.  Massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, solar EMP events, horrific hurricanes, flooding, etc. – all weaken the fabric of the nation and make it more vulnerable to other national security threats.  PREPARATION:  Similar to #1 and #4 above

8) Surprise attack:  (e.g. Pearl Harbor, 911) – while unlikely in this age of constant intelligence, it is still possible.  If this happens, the attack will likely come from a non-state group, e.g. al Qaeda instigating and pulling off 911.  PREPARATION:  Trust, but verify.  Keep your head up and use methods similar to #1 and #4 above

9) Hybrid threat:  I’m specifically thinking of a natural or enemy triggered EMP (#7) which, by itself could be catastrophic.  Combine an EMP event with a surprise cyber and or localized surprise terror attack and very bad things could result.  PREPARATION:  Similar to #1 and #4 above

10) Cosmic natural disaster:  Think 2012 Mayan prophecies here – a comet, asteroid, or Planet 9-disturbed Oort Cloud debris raining down on tiny, defenseless planet Earth.  While infrequent in historical occurrences, such things have happened in the past and some of those events likely impacted modern humans and our ancestors.  PREPARATION:  long-term bunker/tunnel survival plan.

The best human tactic is to plan realistically but act idealistically, or, as the old motto pronounces, “prepare for the worst and hope for the best! 

All in all, it was a fairly complete list.  But I have one more to add:

11.  Hillary Clinton wins the presidency.

That would ensure at least #4 and this, in turn, would trigger others.

But in the meantime, I’m preparing for Life Under Clinton.  Because like BREXIT hype, the fix is already in.  You just aren’t on the distro list.

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Running the Shorts: BREXIT as “Hype du jour” — 51 Comments

  1. [ ] I was going to talk about something but now I forgot it was like hey let’s talk about this to be the last one and what is said it has to do with no I don’t have nothing to do with temperature
    [ ] We don’t have anything to do with cats that don’t have anything to do with beer they don’t have anything to do with writing here or does it doesn’t have anything to do with the air conditioner
    [ ] You can’t eat the following Market when it falls unless you do it and that’s what you wanted to do but anyway be safe not sorry
    [ ] the most important thing now because you’re living in an artificial intelligent age is the intelligence that you’re getting you no longer have the options that you used to have now you have to change
    [ ] not only do you have to change but the system has to change in order for people to survive because hey there’s no work here had the artificial intelligence is doing it for us
    [ ] you can’t grow enough food to survive in an apartment building or high rise unless it was designed that way so your future is in their hands if you live in what they plan so you have to plan otherwise you have to take a few cuts and pay with sucking up and get out and go to BYU and try something di
    [ ] I don’t know what to tell you except maybe God had to get into relaxing mood I’ll be like yes a relaxing mood pop open the clock on the wine or the tabs on the beer or unscrew the Vodka talk but you’re going to have to think about this
    [ ] If those suckers at the top who make the money don’t want to give me none and I’m going to keep it all to themselves well I think you know there you go that’s the problem and what are you going to do about it how are you going to do it
    [ ] Well I mean I don’t think there’s going to be any major Revolution but the main thing is just a part of that power away from them you know if you know someone that owns land
    [ ] Especially if they’re retired they can’t take care of themselves I’ll ask and see if you can put up our camp out there and you’re whatever you got and help them out and start reproducing
    [ ] start with food you know been able to feed yourself if there’s land with would make things or heat your house with
    [ ] Your house with the basics because as it is right now those people at the top don’t give a crap about you they care less
    [ ] Which means you have to care more expecially about your family and your neighbors because it could be your neighbor that can’t make it
    [ ] But with the Back to Eden Garden program there’s no reason why anyone anywhere on this Earth should starve accept
    [ ] That is their goal the people who print the money their goal is for you to starve and pay them as much as you can and taxes and anything else they can conceive of
    [ ] Well anyway I’m glad that George is actually starting to think about back to the basics because he can influence a lot of people on this planet
    [ ] So be it

  2. Kudos, WH!

    The numbers change, but the threats remain the same (more or less…)

    In regards to a hybrid threat, folks know NKorea has nukes, but they don’t pay attention enough to realize their delivery vehicles (missile tech the Soviets threw out when it became obsolete) suck. People believe Iran doesn’t have nukes, yet, but they also don’t realize Iran has a space program, and has been successfully launching orbital comsats for years. My fear is the two will pool resources and vitriol…

  3. In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States .

    In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound.

    In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States .

    In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States .

    In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States .

    In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

    In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

    In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

    In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria.

    In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

    In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

    In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US .

    In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.

    In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.

    In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

    In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

    In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis .

    In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school.

    As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

    And a registered Muslim Democrat murdered 49 people in ORLANDO FLORIDA June 2016

    One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does not. Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns. Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservatives was involved in these shootings and murders.

    SOLUTION:
    It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns. Best idea I’ve heard to date

  4. Yes all the scenes are interesting George, but remember the Opera is not over till the fat lady sings.
    David J

  5. George & WarHammer – thank you for your insight!

    It seems She Whom Will Not Be Named is baked into the cake…the new music out from Red Hot Chili Peppers gives a veiled reference on the song: “Sick Love” check it out:

    “Rivers get connected so much stronger than expected well: Sick love comes to wash us away

    Prisons of perspective, how your vision gets corrected and: Sick love is my modern cliché

    Openly defective is the lover you elected and
    A portrait she was bound to portray”

    It *seems* we are surrounded by assassins but take heart: Appearances are deceptive…

    Thank you for good mind candy & thank you to the Urban Survival community as well!

  6. For those who think that the president should be elected by popular vote – rather than through the representative system we have now – you need to change it legally . . . remember Gore actually got more popular votes in 2000, but Bush won the presidency . . .

    ‘What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.’

    Remember your civics class – we are not a democracy, we are a republic!

    • [ ] Bryce’s lazy porch Garden- to myself and I know that thoughts have wings so I will say in capital letters here-MAY ALL BEINGS BE LOVINGLY FULFILLED- PS don’t you wish your parents taught you that instead of War
      [ ] Major Catch 22- I think everyone should commend major Catch-22 for plan a really good chess game but as you know artificial intelligence is Way Beyond hours and then there is another source Beyond artificial intelligence that can kill artificial intelligence which has to do with the spirit and these
      [ ] Michael in Maryland- well you tell him the list is never-ending and most is beyond most people’s comprehension because it has more to do with just this dimension
      [ ] Prep- lol
      [ ] Warhammer- just remember there are more intelligent things throughout the trillions and trillions of star systems of the of the NeverEnding universe and we’re just one little piece there not even a grain of sand and they want to rule your life
      [ ] Even if that means changing your DNA even if that means destroying a planet but the good side is there’s always someone out there trying to help you and when your mind goes in that direction things can happen for the positive
      [ ] Dave on- look up TAVISTOCK
      [ ] SP – you’re so close it’s horrifying
      [ ] Also equador expat- Look up TAVISTOCK
      [ ] Pastor rod flash- this war you’re talking about Pastor is Way Beyond the three parties and there’s some parties this war is over Universal conflict I’m talking about Universal space I’m talking about outer space we have been controlled for trillions of years in the battle will never end
      [ ] Robert ferrin- Robert you are almost right it’ll be an endless battle butt generally speaking we’re entering into a completely different time that will have peace of course throughout the Universe there is a yin and yang that are always fighting each other but right now on Earth there’s a transforma
      [ ] George ure – damn ,you might get back to the basics after all – lol
      [ ] Richard – big ten four
      [ ] Mark – if the government wanted to get rid of the DUI, they would put a device in every car that disabled the car from starting but they’re not going to do that they like people who drink and drive and kill other people because it means we get more people and more business and will people in in jai
      [ ] Jeff- yes,right on
      [ ] Brian but there has just been passed something that gives car owners to travel anywhere in the United States without a license so yes
      [ ] R-if there is a group of people who run the banking system then those in that group have the ability 2 by anybody pay them off get them to do the Dirty Work get them to do the research do you see where that’s going yep
      [ ] Cj in CT – you getting close,yepper
      [ ] MDS it really doesn’t matter what matters is who’s making the money to distribute to the people for bribes
      [ ] Majmatt,That’s great homework

      • Excuse me now,while i cull the dying leaves on my lazy porch garden and put those dying leaves into the center of the garden tower where the worms will eat them and make compost[ ] excuse me now Twilight call let’s see you LOL the bad leaves or rotting leaves or over watered leaves too wet leaves anyway that I believe that dude I’ll pull them off and put them into the center of the garden Tower to make compost out of them
        [ ] To learn more about this look on YouTube Back to Eden Garden look for the five-hour program I’ve already posted it in on Georgia site but look at the five-hour program that’s the one you want that will
        [ ] If someone had the knowledge to change my world but I sit there for 5 hours well I would try well I can only go through two and a half hours for as you know shut off take a break and watch it at another time butt that first two and a half hours to change my direction
        [ ] Bad two and a half hours changed how my future will be with my lazy porch Garden like where do you go from here how do you go from here I’m always like wait a minute I’m not sure about this let me ask the universe and sure enough the universe gives me some more answers
        [ ] It’s kind of like believe and you will receive well maybe sometimes but not always you have to work at it and the first thing you have to be you have to not put yourself in a bad situation in the first place but you know we’re all born into these bodies and put in the different places all over the w
        [ ] My advice if you want to make lots of money suck up to the people who print it
        [ ] My advice if you want to be happy look inside and occasionally ask for what you need and you will receive
        [ ] it may not always be possible to change your environment but yes you have the ability to say I am and I want to change my environment weather it’s been a travel community a county or a city
        [ ] Third like Minds flock together if all you think about is money what are you going to have to suck up to get it and you may have to hurt a few people heard of you more people and then eventually hurt a whole bunch of people in there to get that money

      • I usually don’t read your incoherent posts, but your mention of me by screen name as I scrolled past caught my eye. I don’t need to look up Travistock since I’ve been there. I traveled the world before I selected Ecuador as my adopted country. Devon England is hardly remote. If you are referring to the Travistock investment group, let me assure you that you don’t need to worry about my finances. If you are referring to the Travistock mental facility and your intention was to insult Dave and I, let me just say that I was the first female VP of the world’s largest advertising agency. I was the first female VP to work with the Fortune 500 company of the year, every year. I’m listed in Whose Who in Women in Business. As a director, I worked with people at the top levels of the corporations who run your country. What are your credentials Bryce Lazy? Who or what gives you the authority to critique everyone here? Or are you sitting on the porch waiting for the Universe to GIFT you with credentials? Because I’ve got news for you, God helps those who help themselves.

      • I’m not fond of ‘black or white thinking’ – but when it comes to the matter of ‘ethics’ – you can ‘take the money, make the deal’ a la Trump, or you can follow your conscience, which perhaps may lead one in the same direction or in my case, evolve into something much different. People are more important than money; knowledge is much better than ignorance. Learn throughout your life!

  7. The Dem House Sit-In is all political theatrics. Dems had both houses of Congress and the White House and introduced zero gun legislation bills during that time.

  8. quickly-
    On Warhammer’s input, I saw (in print-but doesn’t make it true) this week that Houston Craig’s list posted ads for ‘crisis actors’ for emergency drills from July 4-6, and I can’t find the URL now. hmmmmm
    ok, sounds like a repeat of the Boston mayhem
    is there something planned mayhaps?

  9. Why does everyone think the Demo sit-in has anything to do with taking our guns away. Nobody is taking our guns…PERIOD. They just want to make it harder for us to get a gun…which I am fine with. If someone gets a DUI, they get their driving privileges taken away for the safety of us all. If a guy is on a terror watch…same thing…Now, both don’t of the aforementioned scenarios don’t necessarily stop the act…A drunk may get his license taken away, but that doesn’t mean he won’t get into a car anyway and drive…Same with a terror watch suspect..He can find a black market gun…but both have severe consequences and make people more aware around this person. In California and many other states, if a person is convicted of a DUI, his name is part of public record…it’s like a public flogging of sorts, so his or her circle or sphere can be a part of the monitoring. I have stopped acquaintances from driving that have alcohol related legal issues in the past…It works…Same with a terror suspect or a person like Mateen that was on a NF list. The public should know, so that if said person is seen with a gun…that is reportable to the police. This is a sensible solution…Why is the GOP fighting this?

    • How many people are killed by drunk drivers vs. guns every year? What’s the problem (only!!) with guns?

    • Pretty sure the Dem sit-in was all about fundraising. The major flaw in your drivers license comparison to gun ownership is that there is no Constitutional right to a drivers license. Regarding the no fly list and gun ban, how do you know someone belongs on the no fly list? There is no constitutional protection against being put on that list and about impossible to get off it. Why should the fact that some bureaucrat, with unknown and undefined criteria, puts someone on some list, extinguish that person’s constitutional right?

    • The biggest issue with your willingness to concede circumstances where it becomes OK to prohibit gun sales is the “mission creep” that inevitably happens. Take the “no fly list” for example, who determines who is placed there? who is on it? how do you get off it? Currently, there are over a million names on that list. Look up the many high profile examples of people being placed there “by accident” and how hard and long it took them to get off. When you have an IRS actively discriminating against certain groups based entirely on their political leanings, an EPA which is entirely out of control, an administration that time and again gets slapped down by the Supreme Court –how can you trust that these lists and scenarios will be handled fairly and justly? The federal government has become ubiquitous and continually violates our individual liberties. Do you feel safer at the airport because you take off your shoes and belt? Do you feel safer knowing the government is going to be able to access your browser history without a warrant? Laws already exist for gun crimes. THEY AREN’T BEING ENFORCED! The sad excuse of a mayor in NY has prohibited stop and frisk, cops are demonized for nearly everything. Make no mistake about it, the political left in this country IS out to take away/outlaw guns. It happens little by little, but they are relentless. The simple fact is (as was proven by recent events in Germany) gun control does not work.

    • When I read this post, Mark, it is hard not to think that you are a troll or Democrat. In your two examples, drunk driving, and terror watch list, there is nothing similar. With impaired driving, you get a ticket/summons from the police, and you go to court and face your accuser. If you did not commit the crime, you are released and your name is cleared. On some vague Federal terror watch list you do not even know that you have been accused. Your name could be added to the list because you bought “too much” survival food, or too many Korans. What court mechanism clears your name from the list? If you are serious about this topic go read about the Constitutional limits on Congress to enact a “Bill of Attainder” which will take away your personal rights because of uncommitted and undefined crimes.

    • yeah a public flogging that would have stopped this nut?
      The public can’t even be asked to turn off American idol and go for a walk outside much less check a internet list.
      The government knew this assclown was a danger and let him roll, just like they’re doing with the illegals flowing across the border.

    • Omar was NOT on a no fly list for starters. The No Fly list is a) easy to get on, b) no KNOWN way to get off, c) no mail/email/phone call notification that you are ON it, you only find out when you cannot fly. 250,000 people are KILLED in hospitals each year! Have you stopped any doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals from killing anyone recently? FIGHT big pharma for their DRUG murder fest lately? How about vaccines? Are you all in for that, too???

      I heard a great story today. Martin Luther King used SIT INS to GAIN CIVIL RIGHTS FOR CITIZENS….OUR STUPID DEMOCRATS USED A SIT IN TO TAKE RIGHTS FROM CITIZENS. I’m with the NOT TO BE INFRINGED crowd!

  10. Why would you want terrorists to be able to buy AR-15s over the counter like a candy bar?

    Don’t think that qualifies as “gun grabbing”.

    • repeat after me: Shall not be infringed
      Ask the gun controlled Parisians how that worked out at their nightclub

      The dems want you to be defenseless…and with them seizing power that;s the last thing you’ll want to be. Corry…

      • Hey, duh,if someone had been armed and had the where with all or not let me say scared for there life it wouldn’t have been as bad. Am I wrong?

    • Good point but there is a key difference. A DUI is based on hard evidence – breath or blood test and due process. Neither is necessary to put a name on a do not fly list.

    • Why would you want a government to sell AR-15’s across the border to drug cartels and blame America’s gun shop owners?

      You can’t buy a gun like a candy bar, David. How old are you? Because if you are young, then you are dumb and in need of an education. But if you are older, than you are misinformed and sadly lacking in comprehension and logic.

      • Fact is that this guy who was twice investigated for suspected terrorism links was able to buy an AR-15 in less than 5 minutes. Then he used it to mow down 49 innocent people.

    • How many people are killed by drunk drivers vs. guns every year? What’s the problem (only!!) with guns?

    • While I was listening to the Donald I asked myself: “Why is she even still alive?” Then I reminded myself, Obama was, indeed, RE!! elected. Casa cerrado! ;-)

  11. As per google report this AM
    Exit from EU for in 111 or 12 counties in great Britain Against the exit 7 .
    So per a google report based on searches that were done over last 4 to 6 weeks the Exit vote will win..
    wonder if their info is correct???

  12. I just think that Clinton will win in the electoral college. Trump will take all the states were Bernie Sanders won, by a landslide, and then Clinton will squeak through in NY FL California etc: Well you get the picture: Trump wins the popular vote and looses the election and Hillary is seen as totally illegitimate from Inauguration Day

  13. Regardless of who gets in we will still continue to have endless war,just think Tex. Va. and a host of other states without those lucrative governments contracts for more weapons, and more weapon research why they would be bankrupt in less then 30 days along with the nation.!!!

  14. Warhammer, there’s two threats you have missed that really concern me.
    First is straight out of Clancey’s “Executive Orders”. Islamic terrorists kidnap person(s) infected with Ebola and those not infected and start brewing Ebola fluids. Place such fluids into multiple small aerosol containers, bring them in through our porous borders and disperse them on a holiday in several major airports.
    Second threat: EMP attack from a nation (there are 3 that come to mind that don’t have our best interests at heart and that have the capability) using stealthy controllable orbital re-entry vehicle(s) containing the weapon hidden within a military or communications satellite. When the time comes to use it (them) the RV is separated from the satellite and propelled into a new orbit for several days and then set to re-entry at the proper time (orbital mechanics in a precise science). I don’t think our intelligence organizations would be able to conclude where the attack originated from.

    • Warhammer missed the collapse of the Dollar. Russia and China drop the Dollar as the world reserve currency. America’s trading partners DROP the Dollar. The preps you have listed, Warhammer, are concise and to the point and achievable. As more signs come, more people will band together with like-minded souls and prepare. Please keep bleating the warnings as the sheep will hear it eventually and then they will swim like lemmings and sweep across the country with their new-found wisdom.

  15. Warhammer, you left off a biggie: biological pandemic. The ability to engineer a plague is approaching undergraduate college level. And mother nature still has tricks up her sleve. Standard prep, but add antibiotics, antivirals, hazmat gear and disenfectants.

    • In my town, Microsoft has installed a new mosquito device that supposedly traps all manner of mosquitoes for study. I laughed when I saw that one very interestingly built many leveled with many box homes (like a bee hive’s honeycomb) for the mosquitoes to be caught. I said to myself, “what a nice Zika mosquito breeding and release device.”

    • Michael, prep, MajorCatch and others – you are spot on listing other threats to national security. The ones you’ve all noted didn’t make my top 10, but as I noted, those were ‘my’ impressions and I enthusiastically applaud you for identifying some others. RE: Bio – it is a risk not only to the targeted state, but to the attackers as well, unless they’ve immunized their populations (very difficult and also very noticeable). With global travel, as Ebola showed, you can’t keep bugs geographically confined. So as George constantly preaches (and often posts related advertising to do so), be prepared both financially and also on the homefront – sound advice in these most interesting of times. You guys ROCK!!!

  16. read Ted Koppel’s Lights Out IMO #1 threat is a cyber attack on the grid #2 would be a EMP attack by a country other then Russia/China or made to look like some other country

  17. Hmmm. Life under Clinton??? Don’t fall for the media hype. This morning my husband said, “It seems like Trump is losing momentum.” If you pay attention to the headlines, it does seem this way. But wait! The MSN poll today has 31% saying they will vote for Clinton and 49% saying they will vote for Trump. That’s with over 700,000 people responding and that is a BIG sample. The media exists to tell you what to think. But less and less people are buying it these days. Maybe in the upcoming election the people will win instead of the media for a change.

    • The media is still telling people how to think, and no election is going to save us. Don’t believe for a second that the supposed “blowback” is unintentional. We’re talking about people that know all too well how to boil frogs. They have turned up the heat too fast because that’s all part of the plan. The public reaction is expected, which is why they keep with the same script, because it pushes people to where they want them. In 2008, the media sold the intended candidate as the second coming of Christ. This time, they’re selling the devil. And once again, the public is buying it without much thought. Pieces are in place and the next step is war. You cannot sell globalization and world war simultaneously. They know we won’t buy globalization now, but all it takes is more chaos to having people begging government to step in and take over.

      • I am quite certain that the government knows exactly how the people will respond to anything they do. I am sure they use focus groups and every other marketing technique from psychologists to panels, to know precisely how people will respond be they left or right or middle. It’s been done for decades with every product you buy, so why would the powers that be not use these methods too? The conflict between black and white, left and right is intentional and predictable. All of it. The media is fake along with their so call terrorist attacks. It’s all manipulation.

    • He’s a much bigger, much louder and much more orange version of Ross Perot. Some good points, some bombasticality. But pure politicians may win the election. I am definitely considering voting 3rd party this year – I know there is no chance but we don’t stand much of a chance under Clinton or Trump, so why not take the road less travelled?

  18. Agree, Hillary Clinton wins the presidency if there is no BREXIT. :-((

    • And we will need to prepare for Nuclear war with
      Russia & China.
      Killery will do everything in her warped souls power to destroy Russia.
      Good luck with that hot mess !
      Ask Napoleon, Hitler, the Poles, the Lithuanias and the Swedes just how that worked out for them !

      • That brings to my mind — if the United Nations could not eliminate the 15,000+ nuclear weapons directed at us, why has the US issues with gun control? What a gigantic joke, INHO.

      • The others aside, I’d say it worked out well for the Swedes, since 1000 years (or so) ago, Kiev was the largest Viking city in the world…