Desperation Rally – To Avoid Another 1929!

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As we have been telling our subscribers for a few weeks now, there is ONLY ONE CHART THAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW:

This is not investment advice – it’s just a lineup of where things are this morning, one day before we hit the 55-day trip wire.

As you can see, the chart above compares the 1929 track of the Dow Jones Industrials from the all time high of September 3, 1929 to the period into late December 1929.  The reason we lined up the recent S&P high as we did is that in our Aggregated Indices work, October 3 – just 54-days ago – was the nominal all-time high.

Tomorrow, we will be at the same number of trading days that led into Black Monday in 1929.  We take it as an article of faith around here that we’re not the only people who look at this as a “desperation Monday” set up…for a large number of reasons.

A simple understanding of Elliott Wave Rules – worked out by R.N. Elliott wat back when – offers that Wave 3s cannot be larger than Wave 1s, regardless of whether the trend is up, or down.  Therefore, when we look at Aggregated market data in this chart, we see a problem: The Wave 3 down is not large enough under Elliott to be “complete.”

Which is why central banks, all over the world, at likely reaching for the Kaopectate today because this may be the “last chance” to offload a lot of “paper and digital tulips” on the unwary.

Bitcoin Implosion?

One of the most fascinating to watch has been the massive decline in Bitcoin prices.  See the chart over here.   When I looked this morning, we had dropped a bit lower over the weekend, but the rally so far was to $3,915 when we looked about 6:30 AM EST.

Here’s what people don’t realize:  Bitcoin – and its half-zillion knock-off/wannabe’s – really have no barriers to entry.  If you happened to be a fairly competent programmer, as I brought you a couple of baggies worth of bud and sent in pizza, it would only be a matter of time before you’d invest a “Made Up Coin” for us.  Once the concept of a “can’t be cloned” code comes out…well, that “exclusivity” is not a particularly “big deal.”

Until the shills come along and turn it into hype.  Which, they seem to have done.

But, now we’re at a critical crossroads in the life of such digital tulips:  They have been collapsing – and as we speculated for subscribers this weekend (naming names) – we think we know which systemically too large to fail institution may be bailing out because of coming legal battles.

We think a “big player” may be bailing on the BTCs but regardless of the drivers (which we told you were coming!) people may be shocked to read stories like this one from Reuters: Bitcoin extends falls as selloff in crypto currencies resumes.  Oh, d’uh.

But Wait!  There’s More!

The failure of crypto currencies, in and of itself, would not be a Big Deal.  In fact, it’s likely to be a side show to the main events due in coming weeks.  In our Saturday subscriber update we predicted (and I will use only two examples here) the following, as part of our “10-Ring Circus” the world turns in December outlook:

Ring 3:  Ukraine, For Example

The European Union put the Russians on notice several years ago that they wanted to ensnare Russia in their megalomaniacal schemes.  Vlad Putin will have nothing to do with it.

And that’s why he moved into the soft warm-water port areas now controlled by Russia.

The largely Ukraine-focused Unian is asking the Big Important Military Question:   “Will Ukraine make it into the EU and NATO?

There is a clock ticking:  Once NATO membership is a done-deal, Russia would be more constrained than they feel presently.

Vlad Putin has mechanized units at the ready and moving in winter has many advantages including hard ground and NATO holiday laxness.  Toss in NATO not being certain of US funding and the postponing of aggression to spring – when it could impact food production – becomes undesirable.””

I should have added:  He also has a NAVY.

Ukraine says Russia seizes three of its ships in Black Sea

Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea.

Ukraine considering martial law after naval flare-up with Russia

Ukrainian president demands release of sailors

It’s not hard to be prescient when you understand that Everything is a Business Model.  Still, our second example from the 10 Rings cited Saturday for subscribers is pretty good, too:

“Ring 4:  Madness On Bordering

We would be surprised if Vlad Putin, advancing his plans to restore Russian territory to that held by Catherine the Great, didn’t  get on the phone to some of his contacts (from his KGB days) to put out tactical plans to the Russian Mafia.

“I want you all to get some well training military men into a convoy and get up to the US border with Mexico by December 1st,” we imagine him saying.

MS-13 – and other Central American gang offshoots, sensing a chance to go for the gold with a global crime syndicate would like agree, which is why president Trump (having heard some variant of this from intel sources) announced that he was willing to use lethal force to keep the border secure.

Here again, when you see the global economic collapse pending which will lead to nuclear war in about five years, this is all so predictable.  When we saw these headlines, it was like seeing the lock tumblers fall into place on the future:

INVASION: Honduran Migrant Says 20,000 Will March Through Vehicle Lanes at Border, Claims That Applying for Asylum is ‘Waste of Time’.

Thousands of Additional Migrants Headed to U.S. Border

Mexico’s New Government Says No Deal With U.S. on Asylum Seekers

Sure, there are lots of “grabbies” in the headlines because the sheep are drawn to emotionally “hot” reporting that includes trigger-words like impaled and such.

But to the “Old Newsman) (who was covering press conferences before Jim Acosta was even born!) it’s important to look beyond the tactics and observe the overarching strategy in play.

The Strategy is “Take Down America” – hordes of people with the occasional impaling accident – are all distractions so that Russia can restore its influence area to that enjoyed by Catherine The Great and Vlad Putin sees that as his legacy to the Russian people – it will get him into the history books.

You see, what this “invasion from the South” does is it focuses American Action on things like resisting illegal alien immigration.  Which has been pre-chewed by the Russian-influenced press into being “politicized” into undocumented migrants.

Why, pray tell, didn’t Churchill see the nazi’s in WW II as undocumented immigrants, then?  (Because he smoked cigars, put away a good bit of brandy, and had his stuff together!  Unlike ‘Merica, land of the Tax Chattel Sheep.)

Throw in massive news over-hype of things like this being Cyber Monday and Vlad Putin has to be gloating his ass off in the Kremlin this morning – possibly repeating the George Peppard line that made the A-Team such grand, mindless television.

I love it when a plan comes together…”

Putin’s fall-back negotiating chip?  Russia warns US against deploying new missiles to Europe.

And what better time to snake the EU our of Ukraine than when they’re all celebrating the BREXIT whatever?

Of course, I don’t need to get up at 3:45 AM just to give you a daily glimpse at Reality…I do it so I can have a couple of hours to pinch myself and to guesstimate the ideal movement to make my next trade in this mountain of news forth.

Not that hard.  Just watch the Deep Pockets.

Is This What “the Seers” Saw?

I’m not the only one with a view of the present period leading into a global “lighting up.”

G.A. Stewart of The Ago of Desolation website – which does a dandy job of tracking Nostradamus predictions, sent me this…

 One scenario I weighed in Nostradamus and the Third Age of Mars is Russia going into Ukraine and then stopping at the Hungarian Border.

That sets a cease-fire-situation into next year, along with the economic and political repercussions, and the complete collapse of the Trump Administration with Barack Obama involved in a successful coup later next year.

Clearly, the Ukraine Neo-Nazis are involved along with Nostradamus’ Pagan Sect, and it may be Q related. Q is Trump and the US military for sure, but sadly, US military leaders continually overplay their overly-optimistic estimates.

The only thing that will save Trump is a complete secrets dump on the Pagan Sect. We’ll probably see that as a last desperate act.

Kindest Regards,  Stu”

So, the natural play is what?  Turn up the heat on Trump!  Today even Alan Dershowitz is saying the forthcoming Mueller report will be “devastating” for the president.

That’s why back in the Kremlin, Vlad eyes Ukraine, the US border is under attack, the Sect can pull strings to get the Trump investigation ramped-up in the useful timeline.  Right as markets collapse……and there goes Bitcoin….

Answer me this: How does fictional television ever get this good?

Snips and Quips

The ultimate birth control?  Read the “AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China.”  Repeat after me:  designer genes.

Sportsmanship, ‘Merican style: Jaguars, Bills players involved in huge brawl; leads to ejections.

Cyber Monday to test limits of retailers’ websites as shoppers scour deals.  I hear triamcinolone is pretty good for treating credit card burns.  But no, this is not medical advice you idiot.  It’s what passes as humor around here..

And, how cool is this? Hundreds of Flights Have Been Canceled as the Midwest Braces for a Snowstorm.

Show & Tell

You probably were asking “What did George do over the long weekend besides come up with amazingly insightful economic perspectives and clean his shop?”

Well, truth is I got “the twins” on the air – the 1960’s vintage Hallicrafters SX-117 and the matching HT-44 transmitter…and they work just great:

A bit of fine-tuning (when a complete set of new tubes for the SX show up) because no point in aligning the 117 LMO with old tubes.

After that?  The HT-45 Loudenboomer linear amplifier (big box on top) will be the next unit to go “under the iron.”  Custom-wound Dahl-Hammond choke going into the P/S unit.

I get real joy out of restoring such equipment.  Sure, the modern DSP intensive, push-button 2 kW station down the bench is fun.  But in terms of listening enjoyment there is NOTHING that compares with the warmth of tube sound.

Lesson for your ears:  What works up in the RF range also works down at the home studio or audiophile room level.

Not many audiophiles understand it, but with solid-state devices, the knee in linearity curves is extremely abrupt.  With vacuum tubes, it’s much softer with less peak distortion and that’s why tubes are still, in my view, the best preamps for studio use.

If you have a garage band, and you want to kick-it up to the next level in recording (or audiophiling) around the house, pick up a $120 Presonus TubePre v2 Tube Preamplifier DI Box.  (DI means direct injection via an XLR plug to a mono line to the amp or console, right?)  You’ll thank me – just send the Grammy invite to Elaine’s attention so she gets it on the calendar……

Moron the morrow…

51 thoughts on “Desperation Rally – To Avoid Another 1929!”

  1. With the “twins” on, no matter how cold it is outside, I’ll bet your Ham Shack is comfy and warm. LOL LOL That is a beautiful set of vintage equipment and I would be bragging about how well it works too. A Ham buddy of mine, buys old Swan radios and rebuilds them as a hobby and he has around 17 setting on his shelf and all of them work as they should.

  2. George
    That first graph is an eye opener, is that a sell T even if it’s down warning? That’s is high stakes poker on a scale that only the biggest players can test their Go Mads! The Catherine Austin Fits/Greg Hunter interview towards the end basically sums up by saying the Fed is using the fires and other natural disasters as a method of writing down ginormous debt loads and clear land for a train to nowhere.
    Meanwhile in the coming Grand Solar Minimum, the earths shields will become weak to the point of severe UV exposure and random EMP/Carrington solar events. Causing evacuation from the equatorial regions because their UV exposure will be population ending. Some forewarning should happen initially.

    • She also says that this write down will allow them to retain control much longer in this downward spiral as they continue sucking up the resources of the middle class.

      This simply means fewer people paying taxes and less money to maintain infrastructure.

  3. As a Peoplenomics subscriber I find it very useful on the home front and from an investment standpoint. It is very worth the money and I’m seriously impressed how George Ure continues to put out the news/op-ed/lifestyle articles day after day for decades, truly amazing George, and thank you for your motivation and dedication.

    • With a Gov like the pseudo right Kasich? LOL this is all going for the younglib votes in 2020 when he rides again!

      • Perhaps, considering the millions of multiples that exist on this crazy planet, ( or galactic penal colony, which is my theory), but how do you explain the destruction of currencies around the world ?? What will replace them ?? Anyone’s guess at this point, although, when JP Morgan Chase, B of A, and Wells Fargo are all buying cryptos it makes an argument for their continued existence.

  4. George – what a glorious morning to be alive and trading markets!
    News this AM out of Ohio…”Oh how I hate Ohio State”..
    Bitcoin is now ACCEPTABLE as payment on your Taxes.
    Yes George U read that right, Bitcoin will now be accepted as Payment on Ure Ohio State taxes..its official.
    Digital what was that..? Tulips
    Its a Currency, always was and will always be a Currency. Obviously, the growing pains are such that volatility will be a constant for another 1.5 -2 years.

    I look to the covert Correra Group/Deutscher Verteidgungs Dienst intelligence org. for drivers of the Migrant Invasion Force currently probing southern border for weaknesses. This Op does not have the required level “ROI” that Mr. Putin demands from his “planners” for such things, IMHO.

  5. Hi George, NIce ed. but you might consider these extras……Who owns america’s deep water port in Calif? Why are so many russians in Oregon and Washington? Why are 100,000+ troops 60 miles south of border west close to Tijuana and east close to Laredo Tx? Why are there troops north of the border of Minnesota and Canada? Why are there so many UN military units scattered across america? I’m not a conspiracy person, I am in the know and have seen many of the things i mention. This is all i can say without jeopardizing my job. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the US will be broken into 5 sections soon.

    • The ‘Russians’ have been in Oregon (at least) for decades – most of the original group are ‘Old Believers’ – deemed by the Communists to be unpatriotic – their children are prone to the same problems that ‘homegrown’ kids have, including gangs . . . rebelling against their conservative parents . . .

    • I questioned just that and still don’t have A clue ..unless…. you can’t send local boys to deal with a local uprising. They would have A sympathetic response to A given our military is pushed all over the world to get the puppet masters what they want..could it be that they would send in A different police force to insure their agenda is achieved? They have historically played both sides to make sure they come out on top without A sympathetically aligned police force.. We passed A UN convoy A little over a week ago after going out for an evening. twice now in a very short time and a couple of the special canopy carriers surrounded by other troop carriers the last time..
      What reason does the usa have with UN military having exercises here…

  6. I’ve noted your propensity toward alluding to underlying Russian ill-will and potential threatening of our interests and am sure much of that is briefings you receive from your pal who was ex-military. I understand that. Indeed, back in my college days my senior thesis was titled ‘How to Carry Out a First Strike on the Soviet Union’ so I, like you & your friend grew up with cold war fun and games. That said, you’re coloring your reporting events between Ukraine and the Ruskies by not pointing out that the former (with our backing) is trying to make an ‘issue’ of the freedom of navigation premise by applying it to Russia’s Sea of Azov which is, in fact, a Russian ‘lake’ that has a shared border with Ukraine. Ukraine ‘must’ seek permission to enter this Sea where the Ruskies own both sides of the Kerch Straight through which anyone must pass. Running the border as the Ukrainian boobs have would be little different than Russian (or Korean) ships running up the Saint Lawrence River into the Great Lakes.

    • Russia has been wanting the entirety of Ukraine back into their sphere of influence ever since they ‘broke up’ from their union. It’s a lot more serious than comparing the borders of the United States and Canada. Ukraine is still coping with the effects of Chernoble (sorry I can’t spell it off the top of my head), and is not inclined to be friendly.

      Additionally, the ‘history’ of the Russian people is intertwined deeply with Ukraine as Kiev (hope I spelled that right), the capital is the location of ‘Rus’ people’s homeland, complete with heroic sagas against Christian Germanic knights. You can’t win against myths and legends, and ‘founding of counties’ history.

      This will not end well.

  7. So are/will bitcoin and the other cryptos be this collapses worthless stock sheets that my family tosses 20 years ago from my grandfathers playing of the market in the 20s.

  8. I spent the weekend camping with the grandkids at Mayo Lake. It made me realize life is more than making money.

  9. “The only thing that will save Trump is a complete secrets dump on the Pagan Sect.”

    He missed that opportunity within the first 4 weeks after election ;-(. After all, he is (?) commander in chief. More and more he turns out to be just another puppet beholden to what? Perhaps his own ego to enter the history books as another ‘failed’ POS. Just an opinion.

    • “The only thing that will save Trump is a complete secrets dump on the Pagan Sect.”

      It will never happen….

      You remember that supposedly issue of child molestation and trafficking a while back that they deemed was fake news.
      Not only did it vanish in lightning speed any incriminating information vanished as well..
      Even though almost everyone that was incriminated in it was openly posting cryptic posts that got uglier the deeper you dug into it..
      I still think it was originally released by some federal agency investigators that uncovered the dark side and didn’t know how to proceed. Its hard to go after the very ones that have total control over your life and lifestyle.
      My guess is no matter how ugly the dark side is..their so ingrained in our system with so much control they will never be touched.
      DJT has his hands full trying to do anything with the country with the group that’s doing everything they can spending billions to insure he gets nothing done.

  10. Whats that in the sky ? is it a bird ,is it a plane ,no it’s cryptocurrency Jan 2019

    buy low .10 cents sell high $9.00

  11. Well George I think you missed the boat as far as Russia’s concerned, or else you drank the kool-aid that the government put out, for there is NO sign of Russia expanding nor any wish to.The Ukraine was our wet dream as we funded some $5 billion dollars into a coup, thinking we could cut Russia off from a warm water port, and boy were they pi**ed when Putin outsmarted them and moved into the Crimea, and the people voted to stay with Russia,no George Russia is NOT the enemy for the enemy is within our own government using Russia as a scrape goat while we continue to loose our freedoms and rights, and probably the Constitution and then I’m sure the Bill of Rights will be next on the list….

  12. Two things…First…I am surprised you didn’t mention the Federal Climate Report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday that shows the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end.

    The report, which was mandated by Congress and made public by the White House, is notable not only for the precision of its calculations and bluntness of its conclusions, but also because its findings are directly at odds with President Trump’s agenda of environmental deregulation, which he asserts will spur economic growth. As I have stated before…this is more of a pollution issue…not a warming issue…but whatever…we do need to control our emissions.

    Of course, the Trump administration buried this report in between the barrage of tweets that Trump issued over the holidays.

    Second…now that the initial 2018 Tax windfall cuts are basically over…the economy will go back to being mediocre to bad in 2019 and into the future unless wholesale changes are made…staring with Trump himself.

    GM is laying off 15% of its workforce. The numbers are 14,700 factory and white collar jobs, which is on the heels of 18,000 buyouts to white collar workers that were offered to them in the fall. It’s hard to say how many accepted that offer…which is why they mandated a layoff today.

    They are possibly closing 5 plants as well. Let’s add this to the list of retail store closures…Dozens of Lowe’s stores,dozens of Sears and J.C. penny, the complete closure of Orchard Supply stores.

    In a reversal of it’s support for Trump tax cuts…AT&T which said it would reinvest and hire 7,000 workers…laid off 7,000 workers instead in addition to 44 call centers. But, it’s stock will rise on the news…right?

    With it’s stock price the lowest in nearly 10 years, Ford is planning massive layoffs for 2019. Starbucks is restructuring. Carrier, the company that Trump claims to have saved…is experiencing chronic absenteeism at its Indiana plant. Morale is at it’s lowest…Why?…the workers know this was a political football…and Carrier will move forward with its plan to manufacture in Mexico where employee morale is not an issue. Instead of fight…the workers are giving up. This is the typical Trump voter.

    Harley’s tax windfall due to the tax cut did not bolster American production, expand hiring or raise wages. The windfall just went to stock buybacks and Harley closed its Kansas City plant and 800 jobs were lost. Iowa’s Polaris is moving jobs to Poland.

    Trump, is the protypical con man that talks big and delivers zilch. Hold on to your wallets America…2019 is going to be a bumpy ride. Listen to George…the downturn is real.

    • One more thing…as is the case in most publicly traded companies…a layoff is usually a good thing for a companies stock…a culling of expenses pleases investors. However, we aren’t living in “usual’ times. Take the stock buy backs that occurred courtesy of the so called tax cut this year…A company can either retire the repurchased shares or keep them as treasury stock, available for re-issuance. Which will they do?Whatever the case…There is danger ahead.

      George’s chart is a mirror into the future. Trump is the narcissistic Evil Queen chanting into the mirror about who is the fairest of them all…but like the Storybook…he will be exposed and there will always be someone smarter lurking in the shadows ready to defeat his narcissism. Who is the Prince that brings Snow White (American economy) out of her coma? One thing for sure…the evil queen needs to be defeated.

    • I’m with you on controlling our pollution. I don’t think we can alter the course we are on the path of.
      Crypto is a dart in the least with the dollar you have a piece of paper. I don’t think it will take long for everyone to realize that the dollar is sunk to. We are the last time I had paid any attention to it ..printing extra to pay for what we don’t have..interest at this point has to be shooting three billion a day.. How bumpy..I predicted last November as when the dominoes would begin to far..compounding interest theoretically the interest on our national debt could be between 12 to 20 billion a day this time next year if we cannot fix our industrial and economic situation..not counting the extra they are printing.. Ten million for a loaf of bread hmm..that might be low before this ends

      Polluting the environment..when I was a kid the neighbor owned a carnival..he had it all bear wrestlers every ride you could imagine..well he would set it up to test the rides and give the side shows a chance to practice.. During this testing time he offered all the kids admission..the cost..a bag of garbage from the roadways…

    • The first step to do something about climate change would be get those people (scientists, military, corporate?) that have been experimenting with our atmosphere for the last 60 years with H.A.R.R.P., aerial spraying of aluminum and who knows what else, to stop doing it and quit blaming man made carbon dioxide.

      • Phew.. spraying the atmosphere…..

        I entered a contest years ago.. how to clean fifty million pounds of co2 from the atmosphere per year..
        one of my suggestions.. spray the atmosphere with a variety of chemicals that would bond with the co2 and change into a non toxic inert chemical carrying along with it the co2 turn the sky into a co2 scrubber let nature and chemical reactions do the work… ( hmm shortly afterwards this started and .. you guessed it.. not one dime and how do you prove that this is what they are doing it for just some note that said that another method was chosen)
        another suggestion.. spraying salt water from ships to aerate the ocean water .. another one..
        building a filter that sits on top of roadway lamps in bigger cities an artificial tree that not only powers the light but filters the co2 exhaust simple stuff……also green building.. instead of asphalt suggest new construction to be green oriented garden rooftops green medians etc etc…. garden of eden stuff like king Nebuchadnezzar he did that a couple of years ago in history and supposedly had good results..inspire those city planners doing big building to do this along the walk ways and roof tops. Natural cooling and heating simple fix not a great deal of money and what extra you would spend you get back in environmental savings after a short period of time.. at present we build and destroy prime farmland to put concrete and asphalt.. put the sun to work instead of fight the environment.. the ( artificial tree on the lamp posts) would filter the exhaust from the cars.. there were a few more to.I think I suggested what twenty idea’s for possible acceptance.. the winning prize was enough to pay a college tuition to each of my grandkids and give me financial peace of mind for the remainder of my simple meager life….
        I suggested those when I heard the .. lets put a carbon line to make an elevator to the space station and run a filter up and down.. and my favorite one.. lets fling mirrors into the clark belt to reflect the sunlight back. LOL LOL LOL had milk squirt out my nose on that one figured.. heck.. I think I could do better than some idiots idea of flinging mirrors and running a coffee filter up and down through the air…
        So my hopes are spraying the upper atmosphere is just some horrific plan to destroy mankind… rather than someone thought heck lets give this couch potatoes idea on how to remove co2 by crop dusting the upper atmosphere a shot.. theoretically you could just about spray anything and get the results some things would work better than others..
        oxides work the best.. my thought was when I suggested it is the chemical reaction would turn the chemicals into an inert material that would be non toxic to the land.. animals or vegetables.. simple easy and we already had the equipment to try it.. of course shortly after I suggested it the reports of spraying the upper atmosphere started which irritated me.. at least the coffee company sent me a couple years of the product I suggested.. I didn’t even get a cup of joe on that one.. ..

  13. George,
    1. Nary a peep on the blockbuster climate change report? Even Fox News (barely) mentioned it, although they spent more time on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ shoes. Literally.
    2. Nary a peep on Trump’s big push to reduce the hemorrhaging deficit? Of course the reply writes itself: Roll back your dumb-ass tax cuts.
    But at least we were brought up to speed on the twins. Best, Mike.

  14. G,

    You’re right. GM announced today (stock jumped). Ford also said mass layoffs are coming (their stock should jump).

    I think the Detroit Boom has now gone to Bust phase.

    • I am ground zero here in Detroit. We predicted this two years ago. I knew it was close when a while back a friend told me his union can’t find work for 400 people. I said three years ago that we would have commodity shortages and disruption in three years. We are entering the three-year mark where it begins. Yup, hate to be right. Two guys I know who work the lines in these plants are upset. I have other friends who took buyouts already. Locally the housing market is a wet blanket. Crime is already up. A sign that the velocity of the local economy is slowing…….. Yea, it is like that! I put my house up for sale a month ago. Heading to my farmstead in the country. Good luck.

  15. Why is it always ‘conflict among nations’ when it’s our incompetent leaders that fail in their attempt to lead!!

  16. I’ve been having this argument with audiophiles forever. Tubes generate distortion. Period. All your harmonic distortion test gear will confirm it. Solid state amps are cleaner and distortion-free compared to tubes. That said… to audiophiles it is a ‘pleasing’ type of audio distortion. Third harmonics with a touch of microphonics from the tube elements.
    I worked with a broadcast engineer who was a bit of a genius and invented a solid state audio circuit that included a diode that generated third-harmonic distortion at a critical part of the circuit. He went to work designing for Aphex to produce broadcast audio processors.
    Great job… design the best, cleanest amps you can and add back the ‘pleasing’ distortion.
    My shack is all solid state, but I wanted the warm glow of a tube for those chilly morning. I settled for a desk lamp with a reproduction edison-type long filament bulb that looks like a nice warm tube glow on a dimmer. My hand warmer.

  17. RE:Evil Queen

    Yo Mark – the Evil Queen has been defeated already.

    Heinous Hitlery is wearing ankle bracelet these days, broom removed – grounded.

    They never thought she would loose..

    [Von Mueller] got nothing. Hope U can enjoy the show, just getting started..

  18. Hi, George,

    A while back, you defended Mark, the very successful real estate person from San Francisco, from the rebuttals of some folks on your blog, attacking Mark for his highly questionable political comments. Well, I am disgusted with his comments, like: the caravan is composed of women pushing baby strollers, President Trump is stupid and evil, climate change is real, and more. In reality, the caravan was funded by Soros, operated by the United Nations and UNICEF, and had the blessing and help of the Democrats. The caravan was bused north with supplies given to the invading hoard of mostly men, some criminals, and some armed. These people do not have the constitutional right to be allowed into our country. A country without borders and with no rule of law is not a country. President Trump is a brilliant and courageous man. Hillary’s agenda for us would have been horrible. And, the climate change data was based on faulty data, now disputed by many scientists. It is so wrong to weaponize climate change and make money from it. Al Gore sought to monetize climate change by trading in carbon credits. Al Gore’s family for years has enjoyed the government money that they made from their tobacco allotments. Al Gore thought that he could make a lot of money from climate change in the stock market.

    I just read that California, as of January 1, 2019, will lawfully allow the prostitution of children.
    Those who hate Trump will permit the socially progressive, the future communists, to eliminate him and proceed with their agenda of destroying America. The Democrats have no solutions to anything or any problems other than to make everyone a serf to the government, with themselves, the elites, in charge and answerable to a global board of directors.

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