We keep trying to “keep it short” but there are so many “moving pieces” in the world today that it could be difficult.
Picking up where we left off with Peoplenomics Saturday, we face the specter of what we’ve penciled in as “World War Everywhere.”
The big contexts are:
- How the U.S. will cope with Covid. (Is it a bioweapon?)
- How will Russia cope with Navalny?
- And how will World cope with Dominant China?
- Last, is there a ‘Modern Day Tesla” in sight?
While these are the moving pieces that will “determine Big Future” we still have a tremendous pressure at the “Money Level.”
Keeping Finance in Perspective
Again, lots of moving pieces:
- From this link, you should be able to find the current CFNAI (Chicago Fed National Activity Indicator) when updated.
- Tomorrow is a kind of “market bikini day” – since we will have a “two-piece” edition with the Case-Shiller Housing data.
- Wednesday – while going deep in our ChartPack into the formation of long-term market peaks – there will be Durable goods in the morning.
- Wednesday afternoon, we expect the Fed (this is meeting week) will announce “No change!” but down in the fine-print, tea leaf readers of Fed policy will find something, we’re sure.
- Thursday’s trifecta is GDP, trade, and jobless filings.
- Friday, things like Employment Costs and then a Disney-like Personal Income report.
Also, along in here, we’ll have a slew of earnings reports and these are often entertaining.
Because in the crooked market we’re in – where investors only “make money” in most stocks if sold to a Greater Fool for more money than they paid – the key story-teller’s cadence is set by “Earnings.”
Which is laughable: If the earnings don’t pass-back to the people who put up the money for the Billionaire Boys Club, who gives a sh*t, right? Ah, but people know there’s always a Greater Fool.
Nowhere has this been more provable than with crypto-currencies.
I’m sure you saw the recent comments of incoming Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen – who (as we predicted) – would start dropping hints that non-government crypto’s have risk. And hinting (as we read it) that the government will not be compelled to let Bitcoin (or anything else) earn some kind of official exchange rate.
Econ 101: When a Treasury Secretary calls something a “particular problem” we don’t – oh, you know – rush out and buy it! That is was holding in the low $33,000s this morning proves – along with lottery ticket sales – that innumeracy runs America. And, whoever counts votes.
For those who have not studied MacKay on Popular Delusions, The Wall Street Journal offers something suspiciously Urban-sounding: “If It Looks Like a Bubble and Swims Like a Bubble… Several parallels between the dot-com bubble and today’s stock market are strong.”
Dandy article, but certainly not for everyone. Maybe tech is to blame? That’s because – when we spend so much time clicking and tapping – we are evolving into something of a Second Egyptian high culture: Quickly moving from reading to iconography.
We’d dig deeper *(this is fertile…hmm…or was that fetid stuff…) but we hold some clicks to be self-evident. And moving consciousness into occipital lobes means maybe we should offer an economic comic strip instead.
Or, charts like:
It all promises to be wildly entertaining. Though the sell-off Friday maybe an early version of our “end of month sell-off” it’s possible because next month is a “shorty.”
Who’s On Top?
Well, it ain’t the U.S. says data showing that China has been the largest global recipient of foreign direct investment. Along the same lines, the CNBC piece on how China is positioning to become the world’s “Indispensable Economy” is worth some study, too.
Not to put too fine a point on this, but if you click over the the Port of Los Angeles website, you’ll see INBOUND cargo was up 23.39% in 2020. With Long Beach data, too, on the subscriber side.
The mental flip-flop goes something like this: We know president Buy’ed ‘Em will be opening up borders. We know tech needs low paid workers. So, with easy infiltration, and low-paid workers, tell me all how this ends happily?
Note from warhammer this morning:
“Should anyone really feign shock or dismay over this move by Xi? Strap in, boys and girls, severe turbulence ahead…. Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace…”
Not like we haven’t said “in the early days of Biden, right?
Propaganda for the Apparatchik
With a big snowstorm moving into the mid-section this week, and with a first in 50-years heavy snowfall in East Texas this year, you may be getting rusty on what all the climate hype has been about? We have the answer for your rust problem! Galvanizing. As in “Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation.” Propaganda so shallow it would embarrass Goebbels.
Let’s look at another campaign, shall we?
Since the Dems trashed and bashed “Make America Great Again” we find it laughable there’s no real positioning statement attached to president Biden’s next clap-trap about American manufacturing. “Biden set to strengthen ‘buy American’ push” say the reports. Give this guy a pen and he goes nuts with it, lol.
Tacoma, once a bedroom community of Seattle, was hit with a riot last night after a police officer was blocked by a crowd. The communist uprising is very specific that this is not rioting. That term is reserved for conservatives.
Instead (and this is rich) “Tacoma Protesters Smash Jail Windows After Police Officer Drives Through Crowd.” Very suspicious it’s not called a riot.
In another example, when the mayor of once quiet Bellingham, Wa. had to be evacuated because of demonstrators, again, no use of the term riot.
Not sure what the press is on, but mental acuity seems to have done a quick fade out.
Meantime, communist uprisings have come to Russia as Russia Opens Criminal Cases in Navalny Protests – Monitor. All of this is part of the World War Everywhere and all enabled by Social Media.
How much of this is driven by lockdown madness? Reading this article hints that’s what’s driving it. But, as we explained for subscribers, that kind of mental sloth only plays until you see how NuWar (digital, 2021 release) works.
If you’re still sending money to Social Media by putting free content for them to remarket (and you’re not getting paid for it) you’re a damn idiot. But, hey, don’t help out locally, right? Me! Me! Me!
See where Facebook revenue is still “flourishing?”
Social media is just a step on the road to Internet Licensing, so give it time.
That’s what Tech would really like: Banning online free speech by small sites (like Urban) and requiring a government “content origination” license with all kinds of thought control built-in. But, you likely figured this out without our help? Hopefully!
Is a “Second Tesla” About?
Dr. Salvatore Pais. Wikipedia entry. Read some of his paper titles:
- Cezar Pais, Salvatore (September 1, 1991). “The Induced Thrust Effect; A Propulsion Method”. SAE Technical Paper Series. Aerospace sector. SAE Technical Papers (SAE Technical Paper). 1. Society of Automobile Engineers Technical International Papers. doi:10.4271/912234. ISSN 0148-7191.
- Pais, Salvatore Cezar (2015). “Conditional possibility of spacecraft propulsion at superluminal speeds”. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (published May 12, 2015). 3 (1): 89–92. doi:10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.069339.
- Pais, Salvatore Cezar (2015). “The high energy electromagnetic field generator”. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (published April 12, 2016). 3 (4): 312–317. doi:10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.075910.
- Pais, Salvatore Cezar (September 19, 2017). “High Frequency Gravitational Waves – Induced Propulsion”. SAE Technical Paper Series. Aerospace sector. SAE Technical Papers (SAE Technical Paper). 1. Society of Automobile Engineers Technical International Papers. doi:10.4271/2017-01-2040. ISSN 0148-7191.
- A Hybrid craft using an inertial mass modification device. AIAA Space Forum 2017-5343. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (published September 15, 2017). 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-5343.
- Room Temperature Superconducting System for use on a Hybrid Aerospace-Undersea Craft. AIAA Scitech Forum 2019-0869. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (published January 6, 2019). 2019. doi:10.2514/6.2019-0869.
If you are not-yet dot-connecting?
Go read the WarZone article on TheDrive “The Secretive Inventor Of The Navy’s Bizarre ‘UFO Patents’ Finally Talks: Dr. Salvatore Pais has finally spoken to The War Zone concerning his seemingly out of this world patents filed on behalf of the U.S. Navy.”
Reducing gravity? Sounds like it might have an impact, oh, you know, on everything?
Side of Woo with That?
When did Nicholas Tesla die? Supposedly… January 7, 1943. So on normal reincarnation scheduling it wouldn’t fit…but I don’t have a handbook or user manual on that.
So here’s the woo-woo concept – and we’ve talked about this concept before.
Suppose there is something like reincarnation.
All kinds of literature about when “famous personas” seem to “come around again.”
I’m not saying that this fellow is Tesla. We don’t know his date of birth, so it’s hard to figure out when he was born – because from that, we might work back and see who – in physics – might have died in that 1-6 year window when the persona might be inclined to rerun.
Me? Well, looking at the pictures (few) the only Big Name physicist who might fit would be Dr. Edward Teller. But that would make the mysterious Pais very young, indeed, since Teller passed in 2003. So not a second Teller.
But what about Richard Feynman? Passed in 1988…which might fit if Pais was born in 1990, or so. But he’d have to have done a breakthrough paper age 2.
Keep an eye out for his D.O.B. and send it along if you find it… Ure curious, right?
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