A Week to Crisis – Prep On!
Never – in almost 72 years – did I ever believe I would be prepping for a U.S. Election. Yet, that’s our plan: Everything topped off and ready for conditions to get bad. Then get to worse.
Here are some of the reasons:
- Democrats have been planning for several months now to disrupt America (Portland-style) if the Biden-Harris ticket doesn’t “win.”
- Although polls seem to give Biden the lead, many people who vote Trump don’t tell anyone what they’re doing – they aren’t looking for trouble.
- The left-wing press in this country (which is most of it) is still drinking the East Coast left media swill.
- Which ignores the Hunter Biden (z’at a Bag Man “our guy?”) story. If media your “trusted” hasn’t reported this story, block ’em . They’re likely crooked.
As a result of this, Texas governor Gregg Abbott has called up 1,000 troops to ensure that order in maintained in the wake of the election. We think that’s prudent.
If Trump wins – or it’s close – we look for the Molotov-loving radicals to “light up prime time” next week. We want to view insanity from a distance. It’s contagious. Spread by social media.
“I Want My Vote Back!”
We werse very disappointed, by the way, that Facebook and Twitter chieftains were able to lobby-back an appearance before the Senate to November 17th. Voters needed to know.
You’ll recall FB and Twitter censored the hell out of the Hunter Biden email stories.
But it raises an important question: IF they DID censor (*duh), then is there legal exposure for voter fraud? In other words, could some “true believer” democrat(s) request their votes be changed…and how would that work?
We think the “right answer” for social media is to strip them completely of priviledge. If someone says something libelous on either, the publishers (social media) should be liable, just like this site would be if we published defaming material.
They get a pass, though – and that’s crookery at work, as we see it. We are a country [supposedly] based on what? (Hint: EQUALITY) But, guess no longer, huh?
Key question -since we expect the socials will claim “all we did was send get out the vote messages…” The Bonus Question will be “Fine, but to all users, equally? Or was the distro list targeted to one group or demographic?”
We think the answer to his (*under penalty of…) will be pretty interesting.
Client Memo: Aspirin for CV-19?
We don’t usually share “client memo’s” from our consigliere. But this is important stuff:
“Aspirin may cut CV risk of death by 47% (University of Maryland statistical study)
It may also reduce hospital admissions by 43% and reduce the need for ventilators by 44% (per the multi hospital statistical study)
When I was sick in Feb upon my return from California and Arizona with what may have been CV (before they thought it was in the US – I had all the classic issues including needing 5 months to fully recover, sickest I have ever been in my life) I did take aspirin in addition to Azithromycin (doc though I may have a very virulent sinus infection). I have always been partial to aspirin over any other pain reliever since it is NOT a liver stressor unlike virtually all of the other pain relievers are. In addition I made sure I was taking my multi-vitamin which included a fairly high zinc dosage in addition to extra vitamin C.
Obviously more research needs to be done on this issue but many researchers are now focusing on the CV problem as being more of a blood /blood vessel damaging disease than a straight lung disease. If that is the case then aspirin’s blood thinning activities may actually have a huge impact on the disease.”
Our consiglieri also earned his (outrageous) retainer by including a link to a story on this here.
Can We Just Make Money, Now?
Yet another tip-in-advance for Peoplenomics subscribers paid off golden Monday. Here’s the key part of last Saturday’s ChartPack:
“One reason to harbor such fears is the Friday close was under the 13-day moving average.
And next week, we should see at least one 400-500 point down day. That’s very common around the end of a trading month…”
OK, so it was more. But a useful thing to have been alerted to, we think.
As for the “field position” in our Aggregate Index analysis after the blood bath and tourniquet party Monday?
The early futures are telling us to expect a small rally around the open today.
Fine, but we could just “kiss one of the trend lines” and then head down again. I mean since the Monday sessions lows, with the exception of the Supreme Court vote, what’s really changed?
A Biden administration ending of Trump tax cuts ought to put a dagger through economic recovery in 2021.
Oh, and you are noticing as Ure has been saying for MONTHS – No Stimulus for You before the election. Don’t get your hopes up for after, particularly if Biden wins. The republican would have every incentive to “return in kind” the abuse of the made-up Russia collusion wrought for 3-years on Trump.
How to do that? I mean America’s a big playing field for Scorched Earth. One way, though, would be Zero Stimulus and let the economy crater in 2021.
Which would stress Joe, so 25-him, and in comes the Leftist Kam-Slam. Yeah, there’s a reason to be prepped. Reality is on the verge of splitting.
OK, Data Point of the Day
Just out we have the Durable Goods report. This occasionally means something in terms of “business in the pipeline” and expectations of what’s to come. Today? Well, here it is – you sort it out:
“New Orders New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $4.3 billion or 1.9 percent to $237.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up five consecutive months, followed a 0.4 percent August increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.8 percent. Excluding defense, new orders increased 3.4 percent. Transportation equipment, up four of the last five months, led the increase, $3.0 billion or 4.1 percent to $76.8 billion.
In reality, this is a “negative growth” report. That’s because with 35% more money sloshing around annually due to Fed printing, we need to see all dollar-denominated metrics increasing monthly at a 2.537% rate (which annualizes to 35%) just to keep even!!! (Are we the only ones to run numbers???) Yes, this accounts for why the stock market isn’t half its value, too.
We’ll have the second report up at about 8:15 – which is the Case Shiller Housing report. The Gold Standard in long-term housing price clarity.
Tomorrow morning we get International Trade (up, China) and a couple of inventory numbers, as well. Yeah…the excitement is, uh… palpable?
Solving a Post Office Mystery
Not to pop your bubble on voting by mail, but a week ago, I ordered a couple of amps to bi-amp my front mains in the studio. Haven’t shown up yet.
But here’s the weird part: The USPS tracking – read bottom to top:
Some “detective time” on the phone this morning reveals all.
Talked to the local Post Office and the way this works is there was a pallet which was destined for Palestine (which got here – see scans) but my package was mis-shipped by Amazon. Ended up on a pallet that went to Victoria, Texas.
When the package (eventually) gets scanned in Victoria it will take a day to get to Coppell (Dallas area) and then down here.
In the meantime, though, if it’s not here today, I can file for a refund from Amazon because who knows what kind of condition it will be in or if it will ever get here.
Son called me Monday. “Hi dad – just left Boulder – going out to meet a team member in Empire, Colorado.”
What the hell you doing down there?
“Oh…myself and another firefighter from Washington are down working CV-19 avoidance on the East Troublesome fire. I’ll be here for a couple of weeks, looks like…”
He went on to say it the area where the big spread was involved high brush and moved almost 15-miles in a 24-hour period. Taking out homes along the way.
That fire “chilled out” a bit after “blowing up” late last week in hot dry winds. 8-12 inches of snow on it late in thge weekend and temps down to 10 with -20 chill on the ridges has helped a lot. Still 450+ people on the fire up there and getting everything out and worked will last well into November.
Been a hell of a year for fires out west. And the next drought map this week will likely hint that ultra-dry weather will continue. And that’s likely to extend the fire season through winter this year. Unusual, but not unheard of.
Tropical Storm Zeta is just leaving Cancun this morning and headed up into the Gulf where it will blow up to hurricane strength, say the models, later today.
The track for now looks like it will come ashore on New Orleans Wednesday evening, but we’ll know more as the weather unfolds over the next day, or so. Current track is NW at 14 MPH.
Ham Radio Note
Big write-up and build here Sunday on Ure’s Magic Antenna design.
Does it work? Well, a fellow down in Melbourne, Australia (Ian, VK3MO, last talked tor him in 2011) might think so. We had a nice 10-minute chat on 20-meter long-path Monday afternoon. (Longpath is when the signals go the “long way around” instead of “short pathing.”
I am blown away by how well it works, so more to come Sunday on that.
OK, warm-up the coffee and ready for Housing Data… We take apart the talk of a Global Reset – being pushed by the World Economic Forum – on Peoplenomics tomorrow.
There…what else? 7 AM – 90-minutes to the open, Dow futures up 107…
Write when you get rich,