One Other Shop Note

Got up early this (Sunday) morning and a few minutes before sunrise, had a successful “test firing” of the new Harbor Fright Dust Collector: Not terribly noisy – and the old (small) unit will remain installed in a through-wall set up.  It will be...

FED Panics: Synthetic Depression Looms

Our “Big View” is scary:  A “Synthetic Depression” is being rolled out.  Not trying to make you paranoid, but we are following the data…. We think sometimes you don’t try to save all the financial Big Players, as the IMF planning to...

Prepping for Quarantine

Been a busy week around the old “double-wide in the woods” – getting ready for the Big Shut-In, which seems about an equal proposition, as we see it. As we have hinted-at before, once you have “the basics” covered, there’s not too...

Coping with Daylight, Viral Comments

Yee gads.  Anther quiet weekend and yet…there’s a lot of moving pieces, so here’s an early AM Update: On the Virus Spread The spread continues.  Here’s our latest daily rate-of-change work based on sources found to be reliable (Hopkins and...

Jobs, Trade, and Ugly Virus Projections

We again confront the age-old Editor’s Paradox:  Do we begin with what’s  important or do we lead with  what’s urgent? Not that hard to answer, since I’ve been telling you what’s important all week.  We’ll change-up a bit and lead...

CV-19: Forget the Stupid Politics! 8-Ugly Facts

Breaking:   Federal Reserve just poured $120-billion into the repo market.  Light ’em up, markets! Facts and Folly The late Dr. Carl Sagan summed it up best in the book titled “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.”  Our problem...

The COVID Weather Problem

Preliminary data first, so you have data to stand on when we get to the weather-related angle:  Although we could see a “snap-back rally” this week in markets, the longer-term outlook seems to be firming up:  We would not be surprised to see stocks...

Market Panic? No, But…..

This may set your hair on fire, so before delving in this morning, take a good, deep breath and count to 10.  OK, now you may continue.. Down Futures -367: Two big drivers:  First is the number of COVID Cases took a huge leap up in today’s data: You can see what...

Prepping: Home Emergency Plans

Dead Battery: Happened to me this week:  Had to pull out one of our Home Emergency Plans to keep having a smooth week. Six Basic Home Emergency Plans These are going to happen to everyone, if you live long enough. Dead Battery:  Car Won’t start and you have to...

Markets: Xi’s Terrible Virus Quandary

We expect the market to open seriously down this morning for several reasons, not the least of which is the seriousness of COVID-19 is dawning on people other than us. As of writing time, Dow futures were down 178 points on the Dow,  but we will see how the Fed plays...

Wuhan – As a De-Population Event?

You are being CC’ed on a note to my son G-II today to protect his “family jewels” as more research – of the scariest sort to males charged with continuing the family breeding lines- comes from China virus studies coming out:  Like this one:...

Urban Pandemic Prepping: Seeds & Ozone

Out here in the Outback of East Texas, we are continuing with prepping for a global pandemic.  As of Friday, the numbers were edging up toward 10,000 cases and 200 dead.  A modest 2.1-percent fatality rate, except for a few asterisks. One is that the disease can take...