Your World Just Got Stranger
We have a novel theory – and there’s more on the Peoplenomics site in Wednesday’s report – that A.I. is affecting (mediating) a détente between excess-production Capitalism and lazier (but more resource-friendly) under-producing Socialism-Communism.
As part of this, we see – as Watchers/Victims, not Participants – massive contradictions in “news” events like the last Election.
For example, few attended Joe Biden rallies, yet he won by a (reported/sold as) massive margin? Yet now, with reports of a grand jury looking into Hunter Biden’s taxes (how about that “Pops?”) we’re supposed to believe in normalcy? When Trump was impeached on frivolous opposition research demonstrably cooked-up on the Clinton campaign and a big tech law firm?
As we’ve asked before, if there’s serious progress here, could a man under incidtment be sworn in as President? Neato legal morass, is it not? But, near as I can figure it, few laws keep felons out of office.
FactCheck.org says a felon can be elected to Congress, even if in prison(!) but other places vary. Not sure if the presidential question has come up before – and while it’s a long-shot, it’s nevertheless an amusing one.
Helps as we ponder the “tearing apart of the social and legal fabric of America now.” None of which makes sense, but then you may not have taken enough revolutionary meds yet.
Life in the zero interest rate, Effective Lower Bound continues to perplex. As this morning, the latest Consumer Price report was just issued. Have a look:
“The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-based, with no component accounting for more than a quarter of the increase. The food index declined in November, as a decrease in the food at home index more than offset a small increase in the food away from home index. The index for energy rose in November, as increases in indexes for natural gas and electricity more than offset a decline in the index for gasoline.
Not sure how our fancy pixel pusher will handle this, but see if this is legible:
If you can’t read it, consider reading UrbanSurvival on your portable scanning electron microscope…
The fall of Bitcoin back under $19,000 may be saying something about inflation worries, as does the price of gold (down again today) trading down to almost $1,828 overnight. These two indicators might seem to imply continued bumping along the “lower bound.”
Yet, when you look at Crude Oil (over here) and most crop foods, there is obviously someone expecting higher prices ahead.
Problem is the Federal Reserve doesn’t sent us memos telling us what we really need to know: Are these higher prices the result of economic activity bouncing back after the CV-Knockdown? Or, is it just “Double the paper, double the apparent prices? We continue to monitor looking for hints. But definitely not on that distro list.
Fresh Jobless Claims
Just out from Labor a HUGE jump in unemployment claims!
“The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 947,504 in the week ending December 5, an increase of 228,982 (or 31.9 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected an increase of 92,333 (or 12.9 percent) from the previous week. There were 317,866 initial claims in the comparable week in 2019. In addition, for the week ending December 5, 52 states reported 427,609 initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
After the data, Dow futures were down 10 points with 50-minutes to the open. We expect a blow-down shortly thereafter when sober people assess the jobs train wreck.
Regret to inform you that I will NOT be taking the CV-19 jab. Because, as a life-long sufferer of asthma and eczema, I’m in that category of folks judged at high risk of anaphylactic shock from the CV-19 shots. Whew!~
Let’s see how crazy people are in Minnesota, ‘K? “Minneapolis City Council votes to cut millions from police budget. Very works for me.
More useful, though, is the A.I.-driven news is selling hard that there is still a “glimmer of hope” – as this trite phrase is being washed onto everything:
- While Trump harps on the past, Covid-19 vaccine meeting offers glimmer of hope for the future
- A glimmer of hope for NHL season.
- Brexit: ‘Glimmer of hope’ that a deal can still be done.
But the “A.I. squeeze” on people comes from the other phrase gone large in our data today: “intensive care.” As in…
- Why intensive-care unit beds are focus of coronavirus shutdowns.
- Ca Hospital Intensive Care Units Mostly Full.
- Men with COVID-19 three times more likely to need intensive care: Study.
If you feel squeezed today between “glimmers” and “intensive care” you’re not alone.
Remember the part where I told you the collective of dirtbags in the District of Corruption wouldn’t do jack shit until after Buyedem and Kamunist take their seats? Shocking, just shocking this: Ure’s right again. Talks are stalling on stimulus negotiations. Duh.
Watch now to see how Big/Left media circle the wagons to protect FaceBook for the big anti-trust lawsuit filed Wednesday. Wagon masters at the NY Times for example, run with ‘It’s Hard to Prove’: Why Antitrust Suits Against Facebook Face Hurdles.”
And the asterisk is what? Homeowners are $1 trillion richer thanks to the pandemic-driven housing boom. (*if you don’t get evicted in the meantime. FMTT…)
Mad Science Speculation
THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE~ Or, are you an idiot?
When not working on our space-time hack project, we continue nibbling around the leading light edge of medicine. Trying to figure out (nearly age 72 now) how to dial-back aging a bit further.
Since we’ve had good success in our red light therapy self-experiments, we’ve moved on to looking for a “method of action.” (MOA)
This morning while doing a combination of red light (light wrist band at 660 nm) while using a “speed crown” on my temples (light-pumping the trigeminal nerve bundle), I had a weird – but potentially useful – insight.
Is the method-of-action of red light polarization of blood components? A quick search or three found a cluster of interesting papers: Here’s one on cancer and allergic reactions where polarization is discussed.
What’s more, in the paper here (“Low frequency stimulation induces polarization-based capturing of normal, cancerous and white blood cells: a new separation method for circulating tumor cell enrichment or phenotypic cell sorting†“) we begin to consider how a combination of low frequency energy (1KHz to 200 kHz) might be used in concert with light to improve efficacy of “light medicine.” (Which becomes frequency medicine, we suppose…) The late John Kanzius – one of the pioneers of frequency medicine – might have found polarization of radio spectrum energy a key in his work…Sadly, we’ll never know.
Zeus the Cat, lab cat extraordinaire, claims human’s are sooo stupid. “Why do you think we lay under warm lights like low-angle Sun and purr? “ he asked. Damn lab-cat.
Nevertheless, whether the MOA of semi-coherent low-level laser light therapy is via polarization remains a fascinating question to monitor in the literature. Ask your doctor, lol.
THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE~ Or, as I asked before, are you an idiot?
Woo-Woo 1: A TZE
TZE – A Twilight Zone Event.
From the beginning: Years ago (pre-airplane), a buddy of mine wanted to rent my brain on a particular robotics problem. (I still treat the NDA as in-place because no one else has come up with anything like his project, yet.)
My friend lives on a big property in Northern California – about three-times the size of our spread in Texas.
A several days back, he moved one of his surveillance cameras. Infrared and that’s when Twilight Zone Events (TZEs) became visible. He sent me some screen snags (I’ve pulled meta data out) and although out of order, it’s the typical sequence if I understand it right.
The first thing that happens is a streak of light (see arrow) shows up. The only thing in the frame reflecting IR is the sign out on his road – circled for reference:
What happens next is the “line” (though yes, these almost look like the “rod” videos on YouTube!) check out the area a bit, getting closer to the camera:
Sometimes they will “hover” and sometimes sit on a tree – before appearing in the next frame on another branch.
Occasionally, one will seem to cavort about – and reveal what…undulating wings?
Oh…Then it gets stranger when one occasionally gets close to the camera…
My buddy is an engineer. Been out at night with conventional lights. No insects or animals – temps almost freezing in the area.
He’ll DropBox more video of this…but wow…just wow, huh? What is it that doesn’t show up in conventional light, does under IR and has been going on for more than a week now?
Ideas and experiments to help him sort this out are welcome…
Woo-Woo 2: Gov-Search for???
Another oddity popped up – SAME DAY – and even more remarkably, someone ELSE who I have worked with on a product development project.
This slammed me as double-weird when you consider the topic of Peoplenomics Wednesday…our hacking space-time project…and now two people I’ve worked with on new products both reported woo-woo events the same day after the space-time hacking update. Odd, you know?
Here’s the important part of his email:
“A quick note. I retired recently and bought an RV. I have been travelling around and staying in state parks etc. the other day I was in a state park in Indiana which is about a 2000 acre park. I was the only one there. when I hiked the trails I had an other worldly feeling. well, that night while laying down in the RV, and it was very quiet, I heard a strange noise. Sort of like someone tweaking an audio generator. then it went away.
Well about 40 -50 min later a helicopter came flying over head and was circling around along with several black SUV’s cruising around the park. hmm. Well the next morning the ranger came knocking at my door and asked me if I had seen or heard anything strange the night before. eerie times. “
Indeed, they are. Odd things are appearing around my “personal perception perimeter” and not quite sure what to make of it – if anything.
Days like this? I feel like a latter-day Charles Fort.
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