Breaking: Consumer Prices & the Wuhan Willies

Consumer Prices are just out from thge Labor Department: “The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, after rising 0.2 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for shelter accounted for the largest part of the increase in the seasonally adjusted all items …

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Markets In Denial – Goldman Hypes – (MoR) Pending

You have permission to be confused.  Not just a little bit, but totally  totally awed by how much denial, misdirectioin, and partial truth is afoot in the world.  Too early to label as the opening round of the Decline of Civilization, but the indicators are murky, at best.  Could be… On the Plus Side MarketWatch had a real interesting story cross Monday:  “Goldman Sachs says impact of coronavirus will be ‘limited,’ and these are the stocks …

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Pandemic Prepping

With the spread of NoCoV2019 worldwide now, I wanted to expand on our “strategic view” of coping with a pandemic. In case you missed it, the basic blocking and tackling part of reducing your exposure risk was covered in our Friday morning column which is available here.  If you haven’t read it, take care of the exposure reduction and then pick up here. Step 1:  Develop a Strategic Workplan Absent a plan, the first step …

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Virus Novel? Epicanthic Warfare to WW III

The Huge National Distraction (impeachment sham) underway in the District of Coercion is keeping more Americans from seeing the bigger picture.   Since I like to write (both non-fiction AND fiction), I thought this morning’s serving of brain-stimulant should be a short FICTIONAL story that came to mind as I was doing my red-light therapy today.  Because this matters… It’s potentially the biggest debacle in human history.  (Remember, this is fiction!) Prolog I’d been working …

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A Disturbing Conspiracy Theory

With “Impeachment Day” nonsense overwhelming all the “news” channels, I got to thinking this morning “ Are we ALL missing something?”  Maybe so… Let’s back up:  While it’s true that HRC and the DNC came along to oust Trump within seconds of the win in 2016, it’s also true that the GOP has not always been a “guiding light” for the world, as noted in the recent “Government Lied About Afghanistan” report.  (Frankly, we’re still …

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Housing .DTA: Tiny Growth

Picture first: From the Cash-Shiller/S&P/ CoreLogic (and whoever else is in on it) report: MONTH-OVER-MONTH Before seasonal adjustment, the National Index posted a month-over-month increase of 0.1% in September. The 10-City Composite did not post any gains and the 20-City Composite posted a 0.1% increase for the month. After seasonal adjustment, the National Index recorded a 0.4% month-over month increase in September. The 10-City Composite posted a 0.2% increase and the 20-City Composite posted a …

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UrbanSurviving: Christmas Books

Won’t continue to worry the “digital ascension” since digital zombies don’t care.  But, old man Ure know what the phone-zombies really like is  money and toys. And, it’s getting to be the time of year when those “feelings of love” are totally worked-over to get the largest payday come the end of December. I’m not sure when the excess commercialization of Christmas began.  Maybe it was the Sear Toy Catalog.  Most people don’t know that …

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An Urgent Update: Friday’s “Time Slip”

I wasn’t going to post this on the ‘free side’ as it was part of today’s double-issue of  Peoplenomics.  But, now that three people have also noticed that “time wasn’t working like usual” on Friday afternoon, this is one you maybe want to poll your friends about:  Did they notice any ‘time oddities’ Friday? Here’s what I put on the subscriber Peoplenomics site Saturday morning: Woo-Woo Friday Afternoon’s Time Warp Since 4 PM Friday, I’ve …

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