Getting Past “Trump Noise”

This morning’s Chicago Fed Data in a minute.  First, though, some really-clear Monday morning thinking…

My buddy (the Major) showed up last night and predictably – since we have both been ham radio buddies since getting our licenses about the same time in the early 1960’s – I fired up the radio gear and there was a station really “down in the mud”.  I tried everything I could..dialing in the DSP just so.  Yet, although this station in Spain could hear me, he was almost unreadable.  The 20-meter band (14 Mhz) was very noisy.

I think a lot about noise levels.  Whether it’s on the receiving side with my Beverage antennas, or whether it’s a factor in “reading the news” – noise is THE biggest issue of the digital age, I reckon.  It’s one of those problems that people just don’t think about.

And yet, here we are:  Mueller report is out, no collusion, but so much innuendo you can cut it with a knife.  And that’s have fired up everyone.  Seems to me, though, that Donald Trump is turning out to be pretty much what a cool-headed assessment 3-years ago would have come to:

  • As a developer, his company rocks it.
  • As a “politically-correct” fellow?  Massive fail.
  • As for elocution?  Fail again.
  • As a womanizer?  He seems to have outgrown that, but who knows?
  • And has he done some “sketchy things”  (foundation and so forth)?  Sure, probably.  And likely based on tax advisors who open up the whole discussion about “What’s really sketchy?”

I don’t know how many Big Name, Big City real estate developers you’ve interviewed, but I’ve talked with more than my share including Seattle’s king of the 1980’s and the football-owning shopping mall moguls.

To a person, they are very, very smart.  They “get the job done” very, very well./  But, they don’t “think like the rest of us.”  They look at the world differently.  Maybe it’s a variant/strain of Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AADHD).  They almost drip energy and that’s what gives them “magical powers.”

Not everyone will see it, of course.  Especially today’s generation of child journos.  They haven’t been around long-enough to know (pardon the plain speaking here) jack shit.  They’ve been educated by generally liberal-agenda school, work for corporate/left news organizations, and writing the broader truth?  Incredibly difficult for them.

Like we say, though:  “Everything’s a Business Model”  and that included Trump-hating.

Which is why I’m willing to make a couple of bets this morning:

  • There was likely more conversation about politics and Trump at Easter family dinners than there was discussions of lessons that can be learned from Jesus’ life.
  • Even worse?  Likely more discussion of Trump than the deeper issues.

What was more important?

Three stories right off the bat:

One is the terrible coordinated church bombings in Sri Lanka. Those have now killed nearly 300 people.   This is super-bad because it gets to the idea of a global revolutionary war between religions.  And while you may have been brainwashed into a political-correctness overdose, do take the time to read FrontPage Magazine’s “The Terrorist Caucus in the House” which is all about “Ilhan Omar has exposed the greatest liability America faces in the global terror war.

This is a prime example of how “Trump Noise” is being spread, respread, and re-re-re-respread by leftist media to “paper-over” the real agenda.  Oh, and as long as they’re at it, they’re also using “families” as the excuse du jour to keep from sealing the Mexico border.

Friend, we are being invaded.  And, were it not for some order-following American soldiers – who were stripped of their arms WHILE ON U.S. SOIL, Mexico could have started a shooting war this weekend.

It would be simple-enough to think “The FBI is infiltrated with liberals who are backing open borders” in the wake of the story “FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico.”  But, it’s a closer call:  Because the legal facts are that illegal entry is (*first time) a misdemeanor (if the perp has no priors), there’s nothing in citizen arrest that says the alleged crime must be a felony.

What IS  a felony is for someone with un-expunged or vacated felonies to be in possession of firearm, and that’s why the “leader” got popped.  Which gets to the broader question…but the Bureau has to walk a difficult line between between the ACLU/SPLC on the left and the Trump middle and radical right who are willing to take up Constitutionally protected arms to maintain American sovereignty.

My buddy (the Major) asked me this morning:  “How much of all this is planned and how much is random events being taken-advantage of?”

I told him that I believed most of the “AOG – Act of God) stories were totally random, but as you move into the secular realm, everything becomes a reflected business model.  That said said, the lefties are far more coordinated than the centrists, or the right, because Russia and Cuban interests put so much into training the lefties to coordinate efforts.  And this harks back to their subversion of the US civil rights movements.  How many people besides old reporters remember the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee – SNCC or “snick” as it was known?

The centrists never had any external coaching and funding and the role of SNCC is now likely in the hands of Soros and other liberal economic exploiters.  While the Mueller investigation has kept America buried in useless drivel, where are the House and Senate hearings and special prosecutors going after the invasion promoters?  See how noise buries things?

Then there’s the third story “covered up” by “Trump noise.”

The economy which, as we pointed out Friday, appears in latest housing data to be softening.  The market is only a few hundred points from where it MIGHT bust through to fresh all-time highs.  But, this morning we saw the market futures beginning to head down and we’re creeping up on “Sell in May and Go Away” time which is and old market saying because?  It works! (Some of the time, no this is not financial advice…)

Which get’s me to the third story no one talked about at Easter Dinner:  The Chicago Fed National Activity Index which was just released:

Led by improvements in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to –0.15 in March from –0.31 in February. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from February, but three of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in March. The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, moved down to –0.24 in March from –0.18 in February.

Like how they worded this?  Rose to a minus number…lol….  Here’s how it looks pictorially:

CFNAI Chart

So that’s what the world, filtered of Trump Noise looks like this morning.  But, there are other stories, too…but you might not realize it depending on your news sources.

There’s one of those “old management sayings” that hold “People do what they like to do, not that which benefits them most.”  That, dear reader, is how Trump-hating results in huge time waste for the entire country.  It’s a negative mood and ugly to boot.  Filter out Trump Noise and suddenly, there’s a whole world out there.

Also Worth Knowing

Here’s another reason we told you recently to ensure that all of your online passwords are “keyed” to specific websites:  Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text.

Climate Extremism is a dandy fund and adrenaline raiser which is why Extinction Rebellion: Climate change protest arrest reach 1,000.  Meantime, outfits like CBS and bandying about silly jingoist crap like “Earth Matters.”  Take for example Earth Matters: Behind the battle against deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Know what’s behind it?  Hunger.  Population goes up, forests go down.  Who is telling the truth on this, besides no one?

Speaking of groups and organizing and “workin’ the news” – Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too”

Politicians are lining up – as they have since the Johnsonian abandonment of sound money as Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan.  Free lunches!  Free Lunches!

We Are Not Alone Dept. We’re beginning to see illegal immigration as part of the growing global religious wars.  Migrants in Greece turn up at border agents’ doorstep may seem like a minor story, but pressure on people is how pressure on borders is played. And everyone’s being played…

And it’s time to be ready to batten down the hatches again as Severe storms returning to the central US.

What No One Else Will Tell You?

We’ve been telling you for months that nuclear war between India and Pakistan is on tap late summer to early fall, pay attention to this story: “India PM Outrageously Warns Pakistan of Nuclear War after Shocking Sri Lanka Attacks.

No, we are not cheering on global nuclear conflict.  We don’t need to.  People are getting all wound up and they will get “release.”  Or, that’s our great fear.

See “One surgical strike won’t change Pakistan: Lt Gen Hooda for details of why a simple end is not likely.

Hide the chickens and pigs…off to chow and do come back for moron the ‘morrow…

33 thoughts on “Getting Past “Trump Noise””

  1. This is not the first time Mexican troops have made incursions across our border. It’s happened many times in the past in co-ordination with Cartel “deliveries” of drugs elsewhere. The Mex troops should have been pursued and eliminated or taken out with precision artillery. We really need another Black Jack Pershing down here badly.

    Also, regarding the militia leader, was he even in possession of a firearm at the time of arrest or was it simply that he was around firearms? I’d be willing to bet that particular militia will continue its actions without him and there are others working from here in Texas and across to, at least, Aridzona. The only reason we haven’t had any illegals walking across our ranch or the neighbors’ is because they’re busing them to the cities and releasing them.

  2. Speaking of noise level.

    https://youtu.be/iBXmB1OLwMk

    It’s my experience that it’s impossible to break the entrainment to the USA cultural noise level until outside the country for a couple of years.

    And being able to see what reality that entrainment blinds the population from seeing is quite disturbing.

  3. George,
    About your comment about Big city real estate developers not thinking like the rest of us…well…that’s a generalized statement. I live in a big city where there are tens of millions of sq ft of office and residential high rises being built every year. I know many of the big developers or at least have been to the same conferences as them. Most if not all are the opposite of Trump. Here are some examples:

    Universal Paragon along with dozens of others just like them are all involved in a lot of projects in the Bay Area and they were started by people that actually got their hands dirty and built stuff…structural engineers that get the business.

    Trump never got his hands dirty in his life. I doubt if he has even picked up a hammer. He is a renowned germaphobe, so there’s that. He won’t even go out into the rain…it might mess up his hair.

    I have been to San Francisco Business Times events and heard these leaders speak. They are extremely intelligent and great orators, with a vision that is par with the community and very conciliatory towards city rules and regulations. Very few, of any have ever been sued for a project.

    Trump sounds like a third grade bully with the vocabulary equal to Koko, the sign language gorilla…Koko’s vocabulary may have been better. Trump broke rules many times and was contentious and governed his projects under the Mob Rule code. He has been sued on every project he has ever undertaken.

    Most of the San Francisco developers are very calculated and only take on projects that will have a lasting legacy on a community.

    Trump has so many failures like his casino’s, licensed business ventures and such…it’s hard to keep up. After so many failures and lawsuits, he has resorted to just licensing his name, because he just plain sucks at development and business management.

    By the way, if you think I am unrelenting on my critique of Trump, go read Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway’s titter feed. That one is a laugh a minute.

    • Mark: PT never said anything bad unless somebody else started it. Do you just sit back & let people bad mouth you. I doubt it.

      If it wasn’t for you & your commie friends having a hissy fit about PT being elected President & vowing vengence, PT’s presidency would have been totally different. Everyone should have banded together & tried to do what is best for the country. Another example of the Dems assault against free speech unless you agree with them. I believe they call that Communism.

      Check with your Berkeley buddies & see if they can schedule PT for a visit to show their open minds.

    • Mark,
      At your age and I Q I am surprised that you have not realized that you are not going to change anyone’s mind about DT. It s obvious that you do not have a business plan for your self since you have the time to waste hating DT then writing about it. I for one appreciate GU’s reminders about refocusing on our own affairs. Get back to the serenity prayer. I use Kodi on my streaming device for my entertaint, or read a book.

      • Well. For a New York minute, ECS did change his mind…he even wrote about his dissatisfaction wit PT…but the Trump Disease (TD) reinforced itself in his body and took over his brain. That TD is a Nasty strain

  4. Well George we are still beating that old right wing drevivle only now its developer’s that are the sharpest ax in the shed when in truth they are with out a doubt some of the most corrupt crooked ones on the planet,now we will take Trump, filed bankruptcy six time so he wouldn’t have to repay the monies he borrowed,his workers had to sue him to get their wages,bankrupted many of the small business’s who did work for him when he simply refused to pay them,Ivanka said we have paid enough sue us.In my book he hasen’t done a thing for America except for the bankers wall street the 1% and the MIC while adding anther 2 or three trillion to the debt and is looking to start a few more wars to suit Israel,while he refuses to address the problems with in the country,low wages excessive poverty homeless health care, I see life expectancy has dropped down to almost what it was during the Spanish flu epidemic, and a host of others.Sorry George but that dog don’t hunt and never has..!!!

    • Robert, Mark, Mike, And Jon were setting their watches to comment on George Ure’s website instead of their own. Left, right, dark and light, tennis balls infused with hate. War it is in the comment section just as it is on CNN/MSNBC/ABCCBSPBS, etc. Trumpie hate all the time while skating over all the other crimes of predecessors long rewarded for their dastardly deeds leading lives of 1 percent with ease. Seems to me, they clog up here cause George’s site has become so dear. They hurl and swirl, and beat the dead horse, elephant and donkey, but they can’t out fox us. Yeah, they can’t out fox us.

  5. PT is correct in nominating a non economist to head the Federal Reserve. The so called pundits who have mismanaged the FR for the last 50 years are not the ones who you want as chairman. You want someone with some business sense. Since the Dems are anti-sense, they will not understand this. The FR has lowered interest rates too slow & raised interest rates too fast over the years thereby causing or contributing to most of our recessions.

    Maybe PT does know what he is doing. It looks like it. God save the Tweet.

  6. I remember the days when reading George provoked thought with ideas that stretched credulity and those that stimulated discussion and deep thought. Now just seems a fearful old white guy reminiscing about a life cycle that’s completed its epoch. Kind of sad to see the intellectual horizon of so many in plain view. But that stale thinking is what stimulates the next generation to envision what the present cannot or more appropriately, will not. The embers still provide some nuggets and I’ll drop in from time to time in the hopes of snagging one now and then. Ride off into that intellectual sunset my friends.

  7. George,

    Happy Earth Day.

    So your idea of “Climate Extremism” is 97% of reputable scientists?https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

    So, by analogy, if 97% of all reputable engineers said the town bridge was ready to collapse, would you still drive your family over it???

    About 87% of the $2 trillion tax cuts went to upper 1%, which works out to $1.74 trillion. Maybe spending some of that money on improving the ecosystem (e.g., reforestation for carbon sinks) might be a bit more prudent?

    Where’s the commonsense: ‘Sorry kids, no money in the budget to fix the bridge, had to give it to the rich guys. So they can buy more stocks.’

    Of course, there’s nothing like not paying proper dumping costs for sludge water to spruce up a coal company’s balance sheet.

    BTW, George, one man’s corruption at the highest levels of government is another’s noise. Enough with the cheerleading already. Best, Mike

    • Cook’s 97 percent consensus claim was rebutted in subsequent analyses of his study. A paper by five leading climatologists published in the journal Science and Education last year found that Cook’s study misrepresented the views of most consensus scientists.

      The definition Cook used to get his consensus was weak, the climatologists said. Only 41 out of the 11,944 published climate studies examined by Cook explicitly stated that mankind caused most of the warming since 1950 — meaning the actual consensus is 0.3 percent.

      “It is astonishing that any journal could have published a paper claiming a 97% climate consensus when on the authors’ own analysis the true consensus was well below 1%,” said Dr. David Legates, a geology professor at the University of Delaware and the study’s lead author.

      • Which is why we keep saying:> Climate has been changing since the last ice age, but the Extinction Rebellion is about the greatest money-making fraud perped on the simple who don’t study deeply…

      • OMG GEORGE…YOU’RE SPOT ON….ON CLIMATE CHANGE…

        “Which is why we keep saying:> Climate has been changing”

        we went from snow and ice to rain… now its tshirt weather.

        We are doomed with climate change..

        Just kidding couldn’t help myself.. in years past these times were referred to as winter spring summer and fall lol…
        Any changes that needed to be made .should have been made a hundred years ago..

  8. G – good report. You’re right about the business model.

    If “Trump-hating” is a business model…. the other end of the business model is the “Trump-Loving”.

    I notice Trump-Love can be shown at any price point.

    From Trump coins on Ebay for 99 cents to

    the $2,800 maximum campaign contribution.

  9. “Filter out Trump Noise and suddenly, there’s a whole world out there.”

    please install a trump filter button to spare us more tempests in a teapot.
    add a fake news filter and *poof* today’s column becomes
    a quickly read tidbit. no more endless paging down through news you can’t use. thx in advance for a whole new urban survival. 8)

  10. Seems to me that the brainwashing is nearly complete with the “new left” hating on Russia and Assange, and loving on the CIA and the FBI.

  11. “Even worse?  Likely more discussion of Trump than the deeper issues.”

    Since I’m not allowed to talk about religion or politics.. we talked about rabbits.. one in particular. My grandson has been feeding it all winter. He was afraid it would die. They both love each other. Darndest thing you’ll ever see.. a 4 year old running out and yelling..where’s my rabbit and if it’s in earshot of his voice will show up. He hand feeds it and pets it.. well he went to feed it and it was in a rabbit chalet I got him and he closed the door.. so that was the major conversation that bunny jack…
    Last night I discovered its last name..Houdini.. it got out of that cage lol..

    • Monday is frequently wingnut bonfire day for G____. Looks like you trumped the political teeth-gnashing with a rabbit-out-of anecdote so to speak.

  12. “People do what they like to do, not that which benefits them most.”

    That has far reaching implications — and why all comments are useless. So why do I comment? ;-(

    • All comments are not useless, that’s why you comment AND read other people’s comments. Tharse learning en thoes lamments.

  13. This is bitch Monday and all the PT haters are out in force. You guy’s didn’t get enough candy yesterday?

  14. Is it me or does quite a few of the commentators on this page sound the same in regard to vocabulary choice and verbal cadence. Sorry, but you are not really fooling anyone.

    • I guess angry old people all sound alike to you. All the young bucks are on extended holiday, or too hung-over to type.

  15. Holy shaving creme!!!! Nobody round here gets the ‘Watership down’ theme running in the background in G’s post. LOL!

    The parallel between

    Fiver, and her apocalyptic vision running in the background.

    And more than a few statements between Ure latest Article in “other” words is mighty grand.

    Excellent word smithing, by a pro!

    Everyone can sense it in the comment section and beat around the edges of the boundaries, and even a few step in and refrence its facets but not many grasp the big picture.

    So funny!

    May O’ May!

    Uhem

    My ‘O My!

    Houdini indeed. Hahahahaha!

    Love reading yuh G, gives me brain the exercise of deep contemplation. almost every time.

    A grand slam article Sir. Grabd slam!

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