Pretty much as expected in the Housing data just out:

“NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for July 2017 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. More than 27 years of history for these data series is available, and can be accessed in full by going to Additional content on the housing market can also be found on S&P Dow Jones Indices’ housing blog:


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The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.9% annual gain in July, up from 5.8% the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 5.2%, up from 4.9% the previous month. The 20-City Composite posted a 5.8% year-over-year gain, up from 5.6% the previous month.

Seattle, Portland, and Las Vegas reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities. In July, Seattle led the way with a 13.5% year-over-year price increase, followed by Portland with a 7.6% increase, and Las Vegas with a 7.4% increase. Twelve cities reported greater price increases in the year ending July 2017 versus the year ending June 2017.

We’ll toss some chart tools at it tomorrow on the PN side.

Dow futures are up 14 going into the open but the techs are hinting +40 to +60 for the day to come… vee shall zee…

Coming Attractions

Tomorrow’s Peoplenomics looks at the sorry state of terrestrial vulnerabilities as we chronicle the decline of shortwave radio as an art form.  And very much on point comes this from our .mil affairs advisor warhammer:

“The topic in his article is certainly not a new one in Ure daily column:


Defending against EMP is the unequivocal Achilles Heel of America’s national defense plan.  Turning a blind eye to nuclear or solar EMP threatens the technological nervous system of the nation.  The article is not upbeat by any means.

With a near total dependency upon technology, the U.S. would literally cease to exist as we know it in very short order.  The functionality of every communication, transportation and critical infrastructure system would be quickly aborted.  Tens of millions would starve, die of thirst or succumb to disease or the elements before any semblance of order could be restored.  It would be a historically dark (intended) and tragic period in modern human existence.

At risk of becoming a ‘Chicken Little,’ every person, every family, every community needs to have a plan of action and survival.  Lone survivors stand little chance of living thru an EMP attack’s effects over time.  There is strength and security in numbers.

This strategic tactic is the only one where North Korea’s Kim Jong UN is on equal footing g with the mighty U.S. Military . . . and he knows it. “

It leaves the Trump administration in something of a nightmare position:  We have to wonder, though, deep down in darkest reaches of conspiracy thinking, if there isn’t some logic to the President taking on pro sports.

Think of it this way:  If there was a chance that America could be attacked in such a way as to bring down the power grid, and with it (*within a week) the Internet, as well) via EMP don’t you think it would make sense (strategically) to begin to wean the adult male population off their distractions so they would be “spoiling for something to do” if the NORK’s try a sneak EMP?

With time off from pro sports, we would still go out and see the occasional game.  Radio, anyone?  But those projects in such magazines as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Family Handyman could get people to picking up tools again and…building things.

That’d be just the “mindset” you’d want to speed up recovery from a sneak EMP jolt.

No, not that it’s happening:  But America has been damn lucky before and maybe our luck will hold again.  Impact of used sports jerseys, notwithstanding.

Back to point: Mattis: US wants to resolve N. Korea standoff diplomatically.  Implied:  But if not….

Looking Out Further…

Saturday’s Peoplenomics will propose a new way of writing in order to facilitate on-the-fly knowledge/learning compression.  Should be an interesting take.  Note to Grady chief programmer of Nostracodeus:  Look for email on point later today…

Meantime, our thrust is that we don’t need A.I. so much as an upgrade to how H.I. (human intelligence) works.

A Fresh Attack on Marriage

Conveniently for the Social(ist) Just Us Warriors today’s NY Times article: “How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?”

Happy?  Married? Be ashamed!  Be very ashamed of happiness.  You bad, guilty, exploitive…yada, yada…same old attack on the ‘Merican family the left wing teachers have been preaching forever.  Well, since the fifties, then.

You know, the ones who took over raising the family so you could be a full time work-slave down on the corporate collective and now are driving the country with their crops of damaged goods…SJWs and worse.

Going Through the Pile

When I read Multiple challenges remain to Fukushima nuclear cleanup, I was reminded that the site was hit with as massive DDoS attack when they put up nature and sensible ways to cope with the “we’ve been Fuku’ed” mess.”

Odd coincidence or part of the plan?

Play Nice or Not At All Dept.

Trump blasts Cowboys for kneeling, says fans are angry.

Again, with men rediscovering that there’s more than a remote control for the telly in the ManCave, does it mean time to get ready?

Sounds Just Like Home

Election Deniers is a global phenom, seems, as Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commission.  Kenya…elections….hmmm….

Historical Revisionism is Alive and Well

Up in the brain-damaged northeast: New York’s Guggenheim Museum Drops Three Chinese Works Amid Claims of Animal Cruelty.

Am I the only one who read about people sneaking out at night in hurricane hit areas to gather whatever walked or crawled for dinner?  GMAFB – people will do what they ‘gotta do’ to get by.

Zeus the Cat just held up a sign that 2023 is the next Year of the Cat in China, BTW.

Meantime, the mad pit bulls running at one another might be an interesting alternative energy solution. 1/2-kilowatt pit bull machine, perhaps. Maybe we should invite the activists out for a hamburger to talk about it?

Also on the Revisionist front: Rapper B.o.B. Has Started a GoFundMe Campaign to Prove That the Earth Is Flat.

Human Lag Time Story

Back in 1999, company I was with worked on battery instrumentation for the Argonne National Labs Hybrid Electric Challenge (HEVs).

Now, a mere 18-freaking years later? BHP, world’s largest miner, says 2017 is ‘tipping point’ for electric cars.

Wonder why it took 500,000 years of neandering around to get to the moon?  Sloooooooow learners, I tell you.

Methinks Thou Protest Too Much

Also in the WTF pile:  ‘We are Generation Z and we’re not lazy’


OK, how about: Politically-correct, leader-following media savages with monstrous egos, then?

More UNFCCC’ing with Us?

Take a read of Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate change.

To me, sounds like hurricanes, around since time immemorial, are being used as yet-more-hype to monetize climate.

It’s a good thing, I suppose:  We have run out of sexes to monetize, the political parties are breaking up, and how many bathroom types can we handle?

Toss in the busting up of pro sports by the wunderkind social just-us warriors and what’s left as a growth industry?



Are warhammer and I the only ones who read the Air Force’s Owning the Weather 2025 report?

If you haven’t read the report and have an opinion on climate, you’re blowing smoke out your personal exhaust port.  Read

(Just like people didn’t understand HAARP unless they read “Artificial Ionospheric Mirrors (AIM).”  Oh, plus all the work on ground penetrating RF tomography.  But jeez, Louise, here we are, writing our fingers off pointing out the obvious for 20 years this month and to what end?

People seem just as stupid and ill informed as they were in 1997/…FMTT.  Maybe they’re actually dumber.

Our views, however distasteful you find reality, are now being echoed by the Wall St. Journal Op-Ed today which outlines, just as we’ve been saying: “The Politicization of Everything.”

To politicize is to monetize, bubba.  You got the wallet and they’re coming for all of it.

It’s easy to dispense with UrbanSurvival’s view, but when the WSJ is coming to the same perspectives…you think maybe it ought to tell you something?

Off the soap box.

Sept. 23rd a Miss

New doom-porn date for the Rapture etc. is November 12.  Revised calculations?

We’re still planning a column for November 13th.  Damn shame though; we could use a little time off.

Peoplenomics tomorrow.  More here Thursday.

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