You may remember a good while back (and it might have been on the site) that we did a fair-sized discussion about the Taurid Meteor Shower and the very first Halloween some 15,560 years ago (approximately).

This morning from remarks from another brother of the Oak Leafs, warhammer, who is similarly concerned about “what there lurks and we roll into the fall.

When the designated smart people I know begin to collectively sing the same tune, it may be time to pay closer attention…



So warhammer watches the NASA remarks on additional potentially hazardoius asteroids and such and here comes the thinking cap:

“Several media outlets were reporting this week that NASA has seen an uptick in comet and asteroid activity.  Perhaps this is because more high tech stuff is looking.  Perhaps something unusual really is being observed.

The Czech Academy of Science is warning that a risk lurks within the annual Taurid meteor shower, remnants of the tail of Comet Encke.  This year, the Taurids peak in the Northern hemisphere from November 10th thru the 11th.

Adding to the curiosity, Forbes (one of the more reputable publishers out there covering such things) published an article detailing various doomsday maps of how Earth would look after a major planetary shift and relating that to the recent spate of Billionaire survival bunkers located in exotic, remote places.

Forbes covering the doomsday connection is most interesting.  The disaster meme is unusually strong for something happening, perhaps an event originating from the sky.  One can legitimately ask why billionaires, people who are not prone to wasting millions of pounds, dollars, yen, Euros, etc. on whimsical acquisitions, begin showing a keen interest in survival strategies.  Are they simply hedging their bets, or has their insider positioning given them access to information that the rest of us are shielded from.

Getting a bit more wu-wu, and preceding this year’s Taurid event, much hullabaloo is being made of a once in 7000 year celestial alignment predicted to occur on the 23rd of September of this year that astrologically matches a description in Revelation 12.  This link addresses the alignment from more of a scientific point of view rather than a prophetic one, but again, it is interesting that such an alignment is coinciding with the ones noted above:

Add to these the fact that the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse from Seattle to Charleston, S.C. on August 21st.   Total eclipses have always connoted bad times throughout human history.  The blood moon lunar tetrads of 2014 and 2015 have yet to yield any doomsday-like occurrences, however, Donald Trump was elected in 2016!  To many die hard liberals, that development alone WAS the first trumpet of a political Armageddon that could lead to the end of pseudo-socialist life as we know it.

Still – things are not what I would call normal.  The memes in the movies, the media, and in relatively reputable publications not known as ‘fake news,’ attention is being drawn to the sky:  Planet 9, Taurids, Earth changes, doomsday bunkers and seed vaults, comets and asteroids.  It makes one wonder if Chicken Little was ahead of his time. “

To be sure, the events of the Taurids (which as Capt. Midnight wrote earlier about) may not be the only thing that is driving the elder versions of Richie Rich to seek survivable hideouts.

As we’ve been tracking on the side, the Threat Board for this fall gets to be pretty impressive.

For one, the stock market might be ready on our estimated date this year (August 21) to put in a new all-time high.  No better time to “take the money (and food, and water, and meds, and a small harem and…) and head for parts not equipped with conventional addresses.

Next we have the problems of Asia.

Yes, Pakistan and Indian could still go to war over anything and nothing with less than an hour’s notice.  No, we don’t want that, but crazy is as crazy does over Kashmimr.

Then we have our cell phone and electronics supplier b uilding islands in the East China Sea…and they are now arming those.

On their Agenda long term is the reunification of Taiwan with the Mainland and of course there’s Kid Korea and the nuclear, chemical and financial nightmare up the road from Seoul’s ville.

Toss in the mad mullahs who are plotting to wipe as many of us deplorables and infidels as possible (they seem to share an agenda with some…) and we see how it would only take a few airliners being popped for the US to become a very insular country.

We do have most of what it takes to go self-sufficient.

Now toss in a calamity from the skies, at the same time there’s a massive hack taking down the internet and the public switched telephone network (PTSN) and that leaves a world where ham radio types like us will own the communications world..

Splendid prospects for the Techno Prepper in Chief?

Well, no, not presactly.

But it is Friday, after all, (he says  switching to  his best Raymond Reddington voice).  Let’s all have fun and enjoy a fine weekend.

The problems will be here Monday, and if things are too bad, we still have Mr. Kaplan on speed dial.

Damn Smart Birds?  Uh….

Odd event:

Elaine goes out shopping about once a week to top of things.  Went to Krogers this week and was cheerfully shopping.

Noticed something a bit odd in the pet food aisle.  A bird was busily trying to get into the dray cat food bags.

Smart bird, right?

No.  Elaine points out the bird food was on the opposite side of the aisle.  And Thus we learn a bit more about bird’s brains.  Not only do the cat pictures on all that hoity-toity gourmet cat food sucker in consumers, but they don’t scare the birds off.

She suggested we might find a part-time birding job for Zeus the Cat this summer.  I’m sick of his usual summer excuse for not finishing his GRE prep courses…we may have to put him to work.  Real work.

Next time I give him a story to proofread about how the Sky is Falling, I’m going to fire him for spelling it meater instead of meteor.  Been that kind of a week around here.

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