Markets Play “Tug-a-Bug” – A Reader Advisory

Reader Advisory First:  Peoplenomics.com will be doing a site move from noon Saturday to [whenever we get things perfect].  So please expect some delays as the change of DNS takes time to meander around the web.  Thanks! Facts Matter, Actually It has been pretty clear to us that a boatload of “commercials” may be selling into a long wave top of markets in here. In terms of “news?”  Hated mandatory jabs, a pernicious inflation in …

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Gears, GDP, Filers and a Side of Quake

Our Discussion of Mental Plug-Ins is more useful, but since the quake is more likely to come up in watercooler talk, here’s the quake map from the 8.2 off Alaska overnight.  Screen snag shows this is far away from Anchorage and over a ridge of mountains from Bristol Bay. Made headlines around the world, such as in Huge quake of magnitude 8.2 on Alaska peninsula triggers tsunami alert (kathmandupost.com).  But so far, haven’t heard any …

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Slowing Down Aging – Mental Tricks

Another chapter in the next book “Packing to Die:  The Suitcase between your Ears…” Today, we will look for those easy to use tools that can not only keep you “thinking young” but – special bonus here – if you ever have to do time in solitary confinement – you can actually look forward to it. Yeah – interesting ground for a book on prepping to die – but we do look at things a …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Runaway 2 by 4 Tool Storage

Although the “news” has mainly devolved into butt-covering liberals trying to cover-up the return of Covid 19 on their watch, and glossing over the data on vaccinated people getting Delta, there’s little else to keep the creative mind engaged. Short of mental “office pools” on when the market’s next “recognition moment nosebleed” will begin.  Until you go to the shop, that is… Maybe we will talk about that next weekend.  For now, though, let’s work …

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Guidestones Calculus

With markets in turmoil, a pause for reflection on the Georgia Guide Stones paradox may be useful. If you haven’t heard of them, you’re way behind the curve. Even if you have, though, they may not be “front of mind.”  There’s a lot to be learned from them, of course.  But almost nothing is known about who mysteriously put them there.  Points us to the questions though  –  and brings us to considering how we …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Saved [by] My ASS(ortments)

Weekend, markets closed.  Summertime in the shop. But how does “Prepping”  (a category we helped ‘invent’ back in 1997) and being a tool-slut go hand-in-hand? Let’s Big Picture This Let’s pretend you are – oh – 72 years old (like me).  You know (by genetics and stressors of Life) the odds of making it to 92 are about 50-50.  This sounds morbid, but follow along, here. Means I might have 20-years of life left.  Which …

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Prepping for Lockdown 2.0 – Markets in Denial?

Some people gain great peace and tranquility by “living in the moment.”  Been there, done that. What you learn by the early 70’s (besides the patience of Job) is that it’s always better to live a little ways into the future.  Avoids crowds. As I started mentioning to you a week or two back, the odds of a massive Second Wave of Covid seemed to us to be increasing.  Overnight, Los Angeles went into Masking 2.0. If …

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A Day Without the Web

A lot has happened since I wrote the book Broken Web in 2012. Unfortunately, though, the long-term bottom-line outcome hasn’t changed.  If anything, post Wuhan, there are still more plotlines to collapse than happy endings. This morning, two perspectives.  A look back at how television news lost America’s faith.  And a look ahead to the day we hope never happens. We do this with the goal of keeping our minds focused and ready for any …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Problem-Solvers, Tooling Up, Machine Runs

There is a ton of material this morning – mostly in the form of stories and vignettes, so pour a long cup and let’s have a go at this: EBay Bargains T’other day on eBay, I was out “buying information” and I came up with a couple of real gems.  Before I tell you about them, though, let me give you my “shopping excuse.”  Writer’s are sorta like computers:  To get lots out of them, you …

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6.0: California Wakeup Call – Woo: Digital Dark Age Dawns

Although initial reports had pegged the overnight California earthquake at 6.7, the reviewed event still came in at 6.0 up along the Nevada border region: Also called the Antelope Valley area, this is well east of Elk Grove, Napa, and the other towns east of the Bay area.  Still, it is a useful reminder that the mountains are on the move; just slower than most of us follow. Will this morning’s quake trigger more to …

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