It’s All About “Spot”

Easy morning to summarize, this one:  It’s All About Spot.

Spot the state where the (crooked) republican establishment won’t let the rank and file have a say in who the next President is.

Answer:  Colorado.

Here’s one disgusted former republican burning his registration in protest.

And read how Trump’s New Right-Hand Man Accuses Cruz Campaign of ‘Gestapo Tactics’.“

And so once again, we see how our claim that both political parties have been taken over by corporate interests (who don’t want anything to do with substantive change) just stole the right to vote on the presidency from a million in Colorado. 

Meantime, we see how Donald “Trump seeks to reshape campaign after Wisconsin loss.”

All this as we await a couple of key states remaining:  “Polls: Trump, Clinton up big in New York and Pennsylvania.

Meantime, I still think Paul Ryan is running for VP as the insider’s inside man.  See Paul Ryan may not be running, but he’s on the GOP track for details.

Spot Two

This one is likely important.  If you’re a ham radio type, see the early press on this via The K7RA Solar Update which has been on it for several days.  Or, more recently “Huge Sunspot Turns Earthward.”

There is not too much that can be done about this spot.  Worst that could happen would be some power disruptions and a few earthquakes pop.

My money would be on the latter, since if we do get a big pop from this thing, it would reasonable to expect something like a mega quake in the next week to 10-days.  It could be large enough to pass out some overtime in the newsroom, with a spot this big.

Spot the Screaming Asset

Oh, that would be gold which is up another $10-bucks today and pressing on the $1,250 region. 

A colleague down in the Austin area pointed out in a note this weekend that the market is still blind to what some of us older dudes see – which makes everything as it should.  Yes we may get new nominal highs, but then the financial world is going to end for most.

Along the way – remember the bad stuff is still a year-to-three out – we have the ho-hum of options expiring this week.

At some point, the government will have to announce the helicopters loaded with money and then hard assets will scream.  It could, however, be a good while before we get to that.

That is because in 2015, US GDP was $17.947 trillion and the current Debt to the Penny is $19.211 trillion.  And at some point, government will have to reconcile that we’re spending more than we’re making.  Which is what makes the “immigrant stimulus” so important to the agendizers.  Welcome to monetizing disaster…just one of the latest and most crazy of things we have figured out to monetize.  Other items monetized include wasting time on computers (social media, or group time-wasting) and conducting wars.

In the meantime,  other than options this week, we have import and export prices tomorrow, retail sales and producer prices Wednesday.  Thursday sees the Consumer Prices and Friday ends with the Empire State manufacturing number and industrial production from the Fed.

One thing that looks interesting as a possible play is with the futures up a good bit, we have to wonder about biting a bit on the short side of things.  A rally into consumer prices would be interesting because when you are getting big news stories, there are two patterns that usually play.

One if where the market drops ahead of the event, then rallies strongly.

The other is where the market rallies before the news and then tanks when disappointment shows up.

Doesn’t always happen, but my sense in here is the rally from the January February period is getting long in the tooth.

Selling Out America Dept.

Navy officer charged with espionage in national security case.

Still no charges for the lady with the hackable server, though.  How to we know?  Because Barrack Obama is now a computer security expert, that’s how.

And yes, Border Patrol is still being told to release people who just swam the Rio Grande.  And if you trust southern border statistics, you need to examine your reality a bit more.

O’s Biggest Mistake?

Well, here’s one story that says it’s not having a “day after” plan for Libya.

But I have a much, much longer list if you want to read it…

U.S. Department of Hype

Here’s what to expect in President Obama’s first Fox News interview in 2 years.

Missing in the Headlines

We can’t help but mention in the story Suicide Bombers Attack Police Station in Southern Russia you need to get half way into the story before it becomes clear Russia still has an Islamist insurgency along its southern tier to worry about.

Out of Europe: “Terrorists who attacked airport and subway station in Brussels last month, killing 32 people, were planning new attacks in France, Belgian prosecutors say.

Tax Time Cometh

Because Friday of this week is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. federal offices will be closed Friday and that makes this year’s tax filing deadline April 18th.

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      • Was there a bank bail in in Austria and a major meeting called by the Finance Minister of Italy in Rome today concerning bank problems?

      • Yes and no. This is an ongoing part of the Hypo Alpe Adria collapse of last year. The Heta Asset Resolution AG was set up to deal with it and now it has been discovered to have an 8.5 bn eu hole in it.
        This is not the end of the world (see list of Austrian banks of Wikipedia, Hypo is not listed_) so yes while it is an inconvenience, it is not the end of the world.
        In my own account, I keep my bank accounts low (since they have been defined as loans to the bank, but insured by FDIC which has never NOT made a payment) and all the rest of the money is either in a sketchy trading account or less sketchy TreasuryDirect account. If the Treasury Direct account was ever breached, we be down to trading based on .22 and 7.62×39 rounds in ‘Merica. Not likely – for a few years yet anyway.

  1. I like Obama’s response to the Hillary email issue….’you know, there is classified and classified’…words to that effect. As a former military comm officer, a email or document classification is a classification whether the individual/user thinks the data in a message or document is important or not, they do not get to determine it’s classification and handling procedures. These things are non-negotiable whether you are a PFC or a General….or Secretary of State!

    • That is what I thought, so is Obama ignorant, an ignoramus, or just plain stupid. Or could that be a lie from the top, or a mistake from the top, or a misunderstanding from the top? For sure, it is a FREE pass, get out of jail card from the top.

  2. Obama’s biggest mistake was the first thing he did once he got into office: bail out the banksters. It’s been downhill from there. So much for The Audacity of Hope! Hopeless right out of the box.

    • I’m no fan of Obama, but I think the bail outs were instituted by Bush et al., and were a policy of the Congress, so Obama had to go along. It might have been nice if he had gotten up and said so, and told us what he planned to do to make it better, but as he proved himself unwilling to talk to the people who put him in office — I mean, the voters, not the banksters or his other corporate masters — I’m not surprised he didn’t explain that or any of his other policies.

      • When are you people going to wise up. There is nothing different between both parties. Jeesh.wake up.

      • I get it Dave. I woke up on 9/11 and expatriated shortly there after to a country with an ideal climate, growing season 365 days a year, clean air, water and soil, abundant food supply and non-violent population. I hope you’re well prepared as well.

    • Yeah, people like to FORGET that detail and blame it on Bush…it was a hand off, like the 440 relays…

  3. The Lt Commander’s lawyer should have his client use the Hillary defense at his trial. You know, “I don’t recall”, “I don’t remember”, and most of all, “What difference does it make”. This defense has worked for her all these years, so why not the Lt. Commander too.

    Sarcasm off now.

  4. Obama re-defines everything to suit his and his cronies needs….He just hasn’t re-defined Bill’s …IS….just yet……but both ‘scumbag politicians’….need to be ‘recalled’….by their maker….just to show the ‘sheeple’ there is a higher authority then…prostitute of the united states of amerika….imho

  5. I was reading this article about how the US is an awesome tax haven for foreigner’s. Not so much for me though. Well let me rephrase that my taxes seem to go nicely into the US and away from me. Those folks caught up in the panama papers should have stashed their cash here?

  6. Well George from what I have been reading the GDP is no where near that, and its like everything else in the government. just a screwed up mess where they report whatever they wish seeing they own both the media and the press.!!!

  7. If we cannot have a government that works in a cooperative manner, we should not have that government. The “two” party system is like the “two” sided investment market. Both sides want to make money and yet both sides can be wrong at the same time. If both sides were “long” then both sides could make money.

    If the government wants to be a two party system, then the end-goal should be for prosperity for all. However, in a capitalistic society, that is impossible – especially with the complexity of the tax laws, incentives given only to wealthy people, wage imbalance and a monetary system which is fiat. We seem to not be able to pay migrant workers more than $1 per 100 pounds of produce picked. But we need to pay stock brokers millions per year to work the colusive rigged system. Something is wrong here.

    • Yes, people who pick crops, going back hundreds of years, got paid squat. White people, Black people, Yellow people, Red people, Brown people…never changes.

  8. Thanks George, for finally telling us where you are holding all those trading profits.

    And I dare any of you to have the courage to tell us exactly what kind of government/country you are living in if there is no honest electoral process. I see most Americans living in hope that somehow the election process is going to get someone elected who is actually going to act in the interests of the people. Candidates are going to spend more than $3 Billion on campaigns this year. How much of that money did you donate? Politics is just a business model you know!


    Star dust, or real trouble?

  10. About the Colorado caucus. We went to the Republican caucus 4 years ago here in Colorado Springs to support Ron Paul. The room was packed. During the discussion about presidential candidates, no issues mattered except who Jesus loved more, Romney or Santorum. It was like a revival meeting and very unpleasant for those of us who think preachers shouldn’t run the country. To be elected a delegate you needed to go to the same megachurch/corporation as the majority attending the caucus, no outsiders welcome. My husband and I changed our political affiliation to Independent shortly thereafter.

  11. Colorado is not the only state to base their delegates on caucus results. Sounds like the people of Colorado need to regain control of their party. The rule was changed last summer. I have no idea if they deliberately hid that information from the voters, but Trump should have known the rules and responded accordingly. IF I lived in Co, I would already have known about the change and been bitching about it since then. It’s called paying attention.

  12. George-I’ve been seeing the Peter Schiff articles about the end of the financial world. Is he coming around to your predictions, does his forecast agree with yours?
    No new cattle mutilations to report, just the mutilation of the electoral process by the state GOP insiders.

  13. George, I do not like what Colorado has done, but they did this last year! How is it that Trump and his crew, who are all that, didn’t have a clue of the process in Colorado? How is it that Trump and crew didn’t have a ground game in these states until last week? Cruz didn’t create what the GOP did in Colorado. The GOP in that state did this, Cruz’s team understood the rules and went after it! If anything this should put some doubt in peoples minds that Trump actually has a good team, and organization in place. For a guy who has admittedly, “manipulated the system, to his advantage”, to not have a plan in place for the Colorado system, is a head scratcher! The Colorado rules were announced last August. This is a weakness, he loses, doesn’t follow the rules set forth, then calls names and pitches a fit! Its all on him and his team. Cruz manipulated the system to his advantage and Trump gets mad? Cry me a river!!!!!

  14. Helicopter drop for whom? The common man? Not likely, I would venture that a great many of us would use the paper to pay down debt, free up homes and autos. The banksters and PTB can’t have that now, can they? …Why, the slaves might not come back to the debt house; And all that interest income and derivative writing and selling on the securing papers (digits and fake digits) would collapse.

    Tisk, tisk, Mr, Bankster, people have been “I want it nowized.” You’ll get ’em back. They always do. You boys have tried everything else. Perhaps a Jubilee of sorts would pay you all handsomely after all.

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