Plus, we also have our “After Action” report on the odd cluster of calamities that showed up here this week: power down, phones down, heavy rains…Then there’s the market which is still falling apart. Target-rich reading environment while we await Housing which will be along shortly.
We will have a look at the Housing numbers which will post about half an hour after this report today.
But there are two Big Picture views of the market which is on the verge of dropping down to the ghosted yellow large “3” down which is just gathering steam.
As you can tell, we are likely (but this is NEVER FINANCIAL ADVICE!) headed down to first penetrating the lower rising trend channel, going slightly below it, rising back to the trend channel, kissing it, and then utterly collapsing into year-end.
What Could Go Wrong?
CorpGov media having to admit how much they have gotten wrong would be a general label for what’s coming.
Maybe it will be an admission about collusion to vax with Big Pharma, maybe the Hunter investigation ropes in dad. Or perhaps the multiplying fronts of World War 3 will engulf us. It’s hard saying. Sometimes it’s better to just scan the headlines and see where future trends converge down the road.
For example, we sense the agenda-driven neocons trying to light up a second front (Armenia) in order to take Russian military pressure off Ukraine until more American arms arrive. Just two problems, though: V.Putin’s “bombshell” plan for the Caucasus: “The next war will threaten the existence of Armenia – It will be saved only through reunification with Russia” say Russians.
Why football matters, you say? What the media fails to grok is a fundamental rule of football. Don’t have to be a Lou Tice or a Vince Lombardi to know that when the ground game ain’t working, you go to the air game.
And that’s when WW3 gets very real. For now, it’s only a growing statistical probability…
Relax, sit back, and enjoy the show.
“Show? What show?”
The Picket Line Con
American voters are unbelievably stupid. It’s late in Bread and Circuses, so listen up.
This morning you could also sense the panic of the corporate-government media as The Drudge Report pimped BIDEN TO WALK PICKET LINE BATTLE FOR WORKING-CLASS.
This was linked to a CNN story (and we all know what CNN stands for, right?) UAW President Fain to join President Biden on the picket line Tuesday in Michigan | CNN Business.
Check me on this, but has Biden ever held a real working job? Union? Not since law school? I don’t consider law school or lording over fellow politicians’ work. (I take after Machiavelli, perhaps?) Let alone “battle for the working class. GMAFB.
If the man was a REALLY a friend of the working class, his 40+ years of political grifting and glad-handing would have delivered some real relief:
- We would have an actual southern border. Living in Texas as we do, we’re going to send even more of the dimocrat imports to those Sanctuary Cities. Ya’ll want illegals, you can have ’em. We have done our share, thanks.
- We would have a single-rate income tax for everyone making over $20,000 a year of (what would it take?) 20 percent? No deductions. Rate for over 67 or under $20,000? Zero. Instead? 87,000 more “agents”?
- We would not piss money and resources into foreign wars like the Ukraine meat grinder without a vote by Congress – and let’s make that a super-majority while we’re at it.
No, the way we figure it, ANYONE but Biden in ’24. Sorry. But watch the gewgaws and fawning in primetime. The PowersThatVax want you to lap it up and vote like you’re told. Or they will just make sureyou do. Following?
There is Reason #1 that our Peoplenomics report tomorrow is The Vicious Consumer. The bullshit is becoming palpable.
Speaking of B.S.
As we discussed yesterday, our voice services on the old twisted pair wires out here in the woods have been down since Friday of last week. No one showed up, or called (how could they?) for the BrigthtSpeed service appointment Monday. Instead, there’s now a note on our voice line test that they have an outage that should be resolved by Friday.
But the kicker here is my trouble ticket was closed. Pissing you-know-who off. Reason #2 for The Vicious Consumer.
Oh, the outage note when I ran the troubleshooter today says “Expected repair date September 29.” Which is a whole week. Yes, we will knock off 25% of the bill and go to small claims over this crap. Ridiculous.
But again, the political con-job in D.C. could easily mandate that ALL federally regulated companies (which telcos are — in theory) have to auto-credit for lost service time. They won’t – because there is too much money to be made in the Kabuki/Con that passes as “solidarity with working people.”
They don’t work. The correct word-choice is RULE.
Back to point, anyone with half a digital brain knows because multiple homes in a close geo area are involved, the problem is likely a voice-mux board down the road from us. (I could point out where the equipment site is for them.)
Way back at age 19, one of my (on remote site in Alaska) jobs was maintaining a local secure phone system which served the base. Ever work on a phone in a weapons storage area (of the sort that glow)? You have vivid recall of how phones work.
Why now – more than half a century later, a stupid old man in the woods can say “Swap out the voice mux card in that equipment cabinet” and likely be dead right about it, is a testament to the rollover from rising Great America into the invaded and soon to be picked-over carcass of a once good idea.
Headlines to Help?
Naw. Here comes the morning string of ODS (other depressing shit) so hang on boo…we’s on it!
How do they know it wasn’t Rum? US Condemns Reported Molotov Cocktail Attack on Cuban Embassy | The Epoch Times.
Drop by the Quickmart: Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot ranks as its fourth-largest (scrippsnews.com). Send 10 percent as a tip if you hit. OK, 5 percent then. ONE?
Need MORE Brinksmanship? US government shutdown poses risk for country’s credit: Moody’s. Um, lemme see: We’re already $33 trillion upside down, how do you screw that up any more? Ah…we have faith in the system.
Another Brink to watch? Garcetti says India, Pakistan need to resolve issue after US diplomat’s secret visit to PoK. Decoder is Garcetti is ambassador to India for us. Too many U.S. ambassadors “helping” as we figure it. Let’s face it, it’s a multipower world now and Pakistan is in China’s new supply chain. Always fighting the last war, are we? Times have changed and the future is all about supply chains and resources. Food, water. Not ideology. Once upon a time now, but the Petri dish is full of 8-billion amoebas.
New Brink? Besides the water mess in Nawlins? Philippines diver removes Beijing’s floating barrier in the South China Sea. New front in WW3 looms over resources in the South China Sea.
Nawlin’s reference a bit too vague for you? Let’s have a drink and talk about it, dept: New Orleans braces for drinking water emergency from drought-stricken Mississippi River. You do have a dehydrated water kit, right?
Around the Ranch: Herring Knife Woo-woo
Busy as hell Monday. We had 3-inches of rain overnight so the burn ban was off. So, between no power and no phones, I also did some rubbish burning. Even put another 2 TB of SSD into our main work computer. It’s up to 64 GB with 6 TB of storage, now.
Between lugging around the generator and propane for it (and hooking it all up, the disassembling and re-storing everything, I was so tired last night I fell asleep in my chair with the TV on. Elaine didn’t even wake me for dinner. Figuring I’d had a hard day, but this is where the woo-woo begins.
I awoke at 11:30 PM to a Youtube video of an old white-bearded fellow (on the right) and a younger guy on the left, talking about how “wrestling is more real than life, believe it or not…”
And the example used was a couple of preteens arguing over whether Superman could beat Mighty Mouse in a fight. The punchline was? “Of course, Superman would win – Mighty Mouse is only a cartoon character, after all!”
It was grandly illustrative of how crazy humans really are. We will defend our version of Reality, even if it is crazy.
After enjoying this repartee for a while, I went to turn off the teevee. Oh-oh. You know the feeling: The remote which had been on the arm of the chair probably fell down between the side and cushion. No remote!
Elaine, meantime, had woken for a pit stop and wandered into the living room.
“I can’t find the remote dear, have you seen it?”
For the next couple of minutes, she crawled around on the floor looking under the chair and suddenly she exclaimed “Look what I found!”
It was Pappy’s legendary Herring Knife. So named because it was the knife I’d used when learning to cut a proper herring “plug” to use while “mooching” on Elliott Bay in Seattle in the early to mid 50s.
I’d been looking for it nearly six-months. And in the middle of a TV talk about the nature of Reality and not being able to turn off the TV, it was found by Elaine.
As I held the knife. I walked into the kitchen.
There on the green tile counter the TV remote had materialized. Neither of us can remember putting it there. But with the long-lost family knife back safely in hand, the remote had come out of hiding and life could continue.
Until Today (Woo-Woo #2)
As if that wasn’t enough, this being Tuesday, it’s garbage day. Sun wasn’t even up yet.
As I headed over to the house to get the last bags, I happened to notice something really odd about the sunscreen over the lean-to greenhouse directly over the spot where I’d put in those Electroculture wound rods three or four weeks back (Article on our electroculture experiments was here if you missed it.) I ran and grabbed the camera and popped open the flash.
Because EXACTLY over the greenhouse, at the end where the experiments are running, I notice this:
This is also right above where the Hawaii pepper seeds are growing…so a coincidence or what?
Obviously, a round-looking hole in the shade cloth is a coincidence, right?
Wrestling as Reality, a missing knife recovered, and this morning a somewhat too circular hole as a coincidence.
Updated: Elaine, when showed the “hole picture” this morning said “You know, when I look at the shade cloth there’s a big “10” on the left. Which is funny because the studio has a tin roof…get it?
Yeah, I, err…um…hmm….
You have to look forward to every day of Life. Just when you think “It can’t get any weirder…” Yes it does.
Write when you get rich,
George@Ure.net (BRB with the housing figures)