Futuring: CPI and Jobless Claims

Most people miss the whole point of “reading the news.” Your “average news consumer” isn’t sure what they’re really after.  But some consultancies (Magid, I think it was, way back in the day) taught “Health, Heart, and Pocketbook” as key editor story-selection criteria. The A.P. also did some research (I was on their Broadcast Association publications committee briefly):  They found Weather was really important, too. Little of that early “news consumer” work really focused on The …

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UFOs, UAPs, and Trans-dimensional Physics

My 2017 book “Dimensions Next Door” now seems likely to be a very useful starting point for UFO and UAP research. A major government report is pending. That’s because in the book (DND) there was a very productive “survey of the data” approach taken.  Something missing in most UFO/UAP “reports.” The problem is a quirk in how humans perceive non-ordinary events.  While some call it “normalcy bias” there’s a similar phenom in electronics called “bias.”  …

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Double Top: Drama Builds

Whoa boy! Sure, I made a couple of bucks on the short side (man’s gotta have his gambling addiction, right?).  But, it was an in-and-out because…how to put this?… Didn’t seem big enough or real enough. In fact, when we look at the data, it’s like this double top in our Aggregate Index is about the slowest change in markets in a good long while. Despite the Dow being down, the action in the NASDAQ …

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Market Double Top, Pseudo-drama Monday

As I reported on the Peoplenomics.com site for subscribers this weekend, we are at a most curious junction in markets this week.  Let me show you why: Deciphering what happens next is a fool’s game.  If we punch through and set new all-time highs, then fine, we can go long.  But, if the week turns into a total downside wash-out, we will have time to go short.  Little market moves are not important.  The big …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Process Map, SMD/T Soldering, Shop A/C

Before we get started,  a short personal woo-woo from a dream early this morning.  Very clear message that the “future” would be in a product (or company?) called HLiON.  Haven’t had any time to focus on it, but it seems (in my dream, anyway) to work on some symbiotic chemistry between the hydrogen fuel cell cycle and a new HLiON battery.  So keep an eye out for that. Million Dollar Product Idea One other idea …

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More than a Double-Top?

Our Aggregate Index closed the week in an unusual technical position.  Very much worth noting because from here, we’re either going to ascend into Bull Heaven or be cast into Bull Hell. Along the way, Bears will, quite naturally, hold a contrarian view. A few headlines as well including observations about the New York Times run-in with the Justice Department over reporters, leaks, and national secrets…. More for Subscribers ||| Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE NOW! …

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Jobs, UFOs, CV-19, Markets: the Plot Sickens

We take the benefits of living in a “complex society” as a “given.”  However, as I have argued many times, both here and on the Peoplenomics site, anti-fragility is a myth.  It’s existence depends on ignoring critical substrate. An example?  Well, while there are multiple fallbacks to rolling power (or web) failures, the critical substrate (elixir of Life) is electricity.  Turn off the power and most of “modernity” takes a hike. Thus, reading the news as an aware human …

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ME War Looms, Tony’s E-Mails, Jobs, and Septic Roulette

The more complex things become, the more an old reporter enjoys life.  The challenge of mincing complexity into a few words really is an art I’ve been trying to wrap my arms around for 52-years now.  Ever since the first “Train derailment near Snohomish” story. Idea Compression is not lossless.  A very Christian young reporter asked me “How can you distill something as complicated as the Bible, for example, down into a three-word message?”  “Well, ” I …

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Woke: America’s Cultural Revolution?

Zooming out from daily headlines, a major shift becomes apparent.  Are societies worldwide “entraining” because of the Internet?  Or, are we experiencing a kind of contained revolution of the sort due to cycles work their magic around this point in American history? Fascinating topic to ponder:  Is “woke” more like the Cultural Revolution’s Red Guards than anyone is openly admitting?  Toward what end, then? After some headlines and the ChartPack, of course! More for Subscribers …

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Saddle-Up, Climate Lies Fade, Ransomware’s Beef

Time to “hit ’em and get ’em” for another week.  Like Monday, I rolled out today, did the “morning stack” of anti-aging vitamins, brewed a pot of Kona blend, and began to plot my way through the maze of the week ahead. Let’s ride… Back in the Saddle Wall Street doesn’t climb  a “Wall of Worry” as many have supposed (and mindlessly parroted).  No, Wall Street reflects an unstable formula of free money.  Many variables …

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MemDay: Weather Whiners and More

Don’t look now, but the climate racket is crashing. It comes as weather in the US-Northeast is cold for this time of year.  Torpedoing, in the process, the “climate change bogeyman” currently being monetized.  Coney Island, New York | Current Weather Forecasts, Live Radar Maps & News was reporting 51 degrees F a few minutes before 7AM.  Rain, cold air to greet Northeast for holiday weekend  reports AccuWeather. The truth about climate is hard to …

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