Gosh, I don’t think I’ve mentioned Irwin Allen since back the night I dreamed of the Offshore Horizon disaster (and posted it) 18-hours before it happened.
But with this being the start of the Fed Meetings, it seems like what we need is a good “disaster artist” to set the mood. I can think of none better than Allen.
“Irwin Allen was an American television, documentary and film director and producer with a varied career who became known as the “Master of Disaster” for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He also created several popular 1960s science fiction television series, such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants.”
See what I mean?
Look at the content he’d have to work with today:
“Land of Shut Up and Deal with it Jill” named after the court decision yesterday shut down yet another Stein effort on Hillary’s behalf.
Another scary adventure might be “Traitorous Paul and the Crooks of the old GOP.” This one would include special guest star Mitch McConnell who would – with complicity from Ryan – steal away the tax cuts that Trump is dreaming about.
Need more? “Jurassic Oil Meets U.N.Zilla” which would star T. Rex….the other one. The plot here is a corporate dinosaur saves the Financial District from responsible development. But only until the financial implosion…but we’ll get to that before this time next year.
Meantime, the real horror story is the one that pseudo-greens and Muddled Millennial fear most is that horror show in-the-making called the “Stalag ’17: The Carbon Tax Conspiracy.”
A few prequels are out, including “Canada Moves Ahead on Carbon Taxes, Leaving the U.S. Behind…” but this flick, released a week ago, was only a hit at the Tax Office. Box office sucked.
In fact, a competing story line (heard long ago on UrbanSurvival) was that people would rebel against the global plan to use Carbon Money to fund Global Government via the “Climate Change” bait-and-switch as the excuse to grab power.
In the sequel to that, as soon as Global Carbonment is installed, there is a bureaucratic coup and the global goes down the road of Europe.
In the final film of the series, Global Carbonment announces the consolidation of global power was all the plan of the Aliens – who are introduced as having been here since the meeting with Eisenhower in ’54, and we all line up for soul harvesting by the grays…
So in response to the prequel, round one of the Global Carbonment take-over, nearly 1,000 people showed up at a hotel in downtown Calgary Alberta last night to pan the plan and damn the scam. A blam from ‘Bam, a ram from Rahm, and the great unwashed masses will never know what hit ‘em.
Or, at least they seem largely incapable of dealing with new information, so far.
Alas, we run out of disaster news, except for ICE dumping more illegals in San Antonio, just in time to answer first question of any importance we asked this morning: Namely “Where is Irwin Allen when we need him?”
Dead, unfortunately. But it’s a tax-free outcome we all have ahead, regardless of how many pension fund managers and how much compound interest we dream of.
Sans Irwin, near as I can guess, that leaves Donald Trump to edit the B-roll on all these disaster flix…all of which seem due for release during his visit to Washington.
More Seriously (aw, do we have to?) Peoplenomics tomorrow gets into yet-another disaster no one it talking about. This one has to do with realistic rates of organizational change which is where the REAL disaster comes from. Despite the appointments of a “Few Good Men” the Shadow Government it turns out still controls the swamp.
Fortunately, they’re easily identified because they are bureaucrats of the highest order, tightest with DC law firms, and have first names that – rather curiously – begin with the letters G.S.
They are also easily learned because of their wanton use of one word above all others:
NO! NO! NO!
It’s like Tourette’s Syndrome, but not a protected class, except by civil service rules. And God knows there’s plenty of ‘em.
The Globalists in Panic Department
When Foreign Policy, the official rag of the Council on Foreign Relations last time I checked (but my memory isn’t perfect so check me on this) runs an article like “The Only Way Forward
Can the new world order be saved by humanism?” you should be very worried.
Because they are not talking wild West, wide-open, creativity, disruptive business-models and massively re-engineered government from the ground up.
No sir. They are talking the “special” humans who can repeat blatherspeak without question and who will bow down and offer to the Seizers, that which is Seizer’s.
“Minority Report” Going Live
Remember the “Department of Pre-Crime” in the movie?
The article here proclaiming “Three-year-olds can be identified as criminals of the future” misses a key point: The real crimes aren’t coming from three-year-olds.
The real treachery sets in when first elected. For the first time (in how long?) we don’t have a previous officeholder in charge. “Any port in a storm” is the saying, I believe.
Meantime, Obama Disinfo Outed
Ooops! Missed it, did you?
We applaud Reuters for reporting that the “Top U.S. spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking – sources.”
Which means the disinfo on elections came from where? (Hint: The Lame Duck’s joint…)
You have to remember months back I told you Paul Ryan was really just a tool of Obama and headed the Obama Wing of the GOP. And now he’s joined by Mitch McConnell who are trying to gin up a probe into the Russians.
We tend to think of it has power-crazy old guard folks not wanting to try something new, for a change.
Notice how we can investigate Putin all day long, but not Hillary, the emails (still missing), and the Clinton Foundation? Tisk, tisk. Say, isn’t that sex discrimination? Get the Lynch mob on the line…what, no interest?
That, dear reader is because we live in a Cashmocracy. In a land where you can take the money and the Fifth, what could possibly go wrong for those on top?
Thankfully, we’re about Economics
But other than the Fed meetings starting today, and some import-export prices, not exactly a bumper crop of news yet.
So, how ‘bout them import prices?
“U.S. import prices fell 0.3 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, following increases of 0.4 percent and 0.1 percent the 2 previous months. The drop in November was primarily led by decreasing fuel prices. U.S. export prices also declined in November, edging down 0.1 percent, after a 0.2-percent increase the previous month.
All Imports: The price index for U.S. imports declined 0.3 percent in November, the largest monthly decrease since the index fell 0.5 percent in February. Prior to November, import prices had trended up since February, with the only decline coming in August when the index fell 0.2 percent. Despite rising throughout much of 2016, import prices remained down on a 12-month basis, declining 0.1 percent between November 2015 and November 2016. The last over-the-year advance in import prices was a 0.9-percent increase in July 2014.
Fuel Imports: Fuel prices declined 3.9 percent in November, the largest monthly drop in the index since a 6.8-percent decrease in February. In November, a 4.7-percent decline in petroleum prices more than offset a 10.6-percent advance in natural gas prices. Natural gas prices increased 68.4 percent over the past 5 months.
Import fuel prices advanced 2.7 percent for the year ended in November; a 2.4-percent increase in petroleum.”
Meanwhile, an hour before the open the markets were what?
Up again…and yes, this is what a blow-off top is all about. The ONLY undecided is whether it goes to the middle of January, sometime in March, or late July/early August before falling over.
And that will largely depend on the Gooney Bird Ballet around the edges of the the Great Swamp. Bullshoi or something damned near like it.