The Calm Before the Fed

The US Federal Reserve’s Open Market meeting begins tomorrow and honestly, there’s not much change in “the conventional wisdom” that they likely won’t raise rates this time. The reason is computer modeling that suggests, based on recent...

Power in the Greater Depression (Ch. 10)

Installation is simple…but not really…Today we cover the actual installation of solar panels and how to figure where to point them in the sky.  After which, we go through some of the final power-center considerations and then start to wire things up....

Prepping: Your Own “Back-Up Internet”

My buddy JB asked a dandy question in an email earlier this week: “What cables (and other stuff) are needed to hook up a ham radio system to a router or computer in case we get Venezuela’ d? As you know I have the hams and the generators but am not certain what...

Sadly, the “Murder Cycle” Continues

Got up early to work on Peoplenomics for tomorrow and blam!  First news story was about how nearly 50 people were killed in two shootings at mosques in New Zealand.  NY Times coverage here has lots of detail. There’s a lot of anti-immigrant sentiments to be...

Import Prices Jumping – Inflation Ahead?

In keeping with our “nominal” economics (and prepping!) bent, we begin today with a look at some well-aged import price data from BLS. Prices for U.S. imports advanced 0.6 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after...

Fats & Hats–Life by the Pound

Data-driven oddities to note before and after TSHTFA lot of UrbanSurvival readers think our Peoplenomics.com site is only about playing markets, saving for retirement and generally getting one-up on The Money Game.Surprise!   It’s not.It’s really...

Making: Imagineering our “Screen Porch”

Cast Members Only time:  We covered this (and  more) in a recent Peoplenomics column about how we are “Imagineering” our home.  That discussion also went into the “Imagineering processes” used by “Walt Disney Imagineering” (WDI) and...

CPI – Trump the Hook – Social Controls Coming

Since it will be a major factor in how the stock market rolls today (and we’re addicted to day-trading since we won’t be in a real casino until next week), we have to start this morning’s jaundiced review of digital spew with what matters most to the...

Boeing Crash Impacts Dow

Can’t say about right this second, because there is a gap between when I write and you read, but the market signals before the open today were very mixed.  On the one hand the S&P and the NASDAQ were up a bit, but on the other, the Dow as indicating a...

Power In the Greater Depression (Ch. 9)

Lifestyle and System Integration is our menu today.Since we have taken the time in the previous 8-chapters to learn the basics of the sub-system components, we can focus on making intelligent purchase decisions today.Which will lead into next week’s chapter on...