Making Up Money; Diluting Life

Been an interesting year from the perspective of an economics student.  Because the “new thing” globally is SynGro and MUM.

SynGro is short, obviously, for  synthetic growth.   The way SynGro works is this:  You “make-up” a problem, “make-up” a solution, and turn it into a huge business model.

I’d have to go back to the law books to figure out exactly when the notion of “protected classes” came along, and when they were massively expanded.  But, once upon a time in America (which this  used to be) there were  people, not “classes.”

Today, thanks to mass marketing to legions of phone apes (and billions of phony social media accounts) we everyone slotted and differentiated into marketable classes which have economic clout.  Victimhood is the new, carbon-neutral, economic model. I await the days when hemmerhoid victims become a protected class.  People with halitosis, too.

This is not to say that fundamental human rights are n’t important; Of course they are!  But, should the 22nd gender be able to promote its programming ideas in grade schools?  Social Media makes CMD (communicable mental diseases, digital dementias) propagate.

Even once “hard sciences” are running afoul the  SynGro model.  The number of “climatologists” has never been higher.  Yet, except for cloud seeding and HAARP (ionospheric heaters), (and jiggering of data to amplify urban heat islanding), help me understand what all these people are focused on.  The absolutely tiny impacts of humans?  I hold a deep fear the real SynGrow here is appointing themselves the new Masters of Everything.  Without review or recourse, at that.

I swear to God, here in the remnants of ‘Merica, the burned-out shell of a once-great country, SynGrow is talking everything to death.  Gone is that old “look at real problems and implement real solutions” attitude.  Innuendo and hate-leading.

Holding the USA to one climate implementation level (now) while the biggest polluter in the world (China) is held to another implementation level (2030, which will be after the global nuclear war, so Paris won’t matter), where’s the home-grown light rail frenzy?  The lambdas in every home?  You know 5G isn’t the answer, right?  Even Scientific American is warning could spell our genetic doom?  Sure, there must be someone besides me who understands modal bandwidth, right?

MUM Matters, Too

Ah, the making up money discussion.  Bullet points first:

  • In the Fed’s H.6 Money stocks report last Friday, we saw pretty clearly where the stock rally is coming from.  Made Up Money!!!
  • Table 1, 90-days for the period ending September 30, the annualized rate of increase for M2 was 9.1%.  And lest you think that’s a gross exageration statistically, the 6-months annualized was up 9.0%, as well.
  • Table 2.  gives us reason to think the stock bubble is on its last legs.  The most recent sliding window of 90-days puts M1 at 6.7% and M2 increasing at 8% *(both annualized).

Just for the hell of it, let’s look, using our US Aggregate Index number at how the market has performed in the past year, shall we?

  • November 15 of last year, our Aggregate stood at 23,111.37.  When we ran the numbers for our subscribers this weekend, Friday was seen closing the week at 26,444.25.

Just for fun, sport, and amusement, let’s divide the former by the latter and see how close to the Fed Money Printing Festival that gets us, shall we?

Why,, that’s 14.42%!!!

Can someone explain to me why with that kind of market the whole country is getting on the “bite the hand that feed’s ’em” wagon?  It’s just not tracking for me.  (Must be my age, or something.)

Let’s see if we’ve got this right:

  • Stocks, year on year as of last Friday up 14.42%
  • Money supply, M2 one year *(Table 2.) up much less.

Worried?  Sure:  I think where we are is on the tail-end of the 11-year expansion from the 2008-2008 bottoming process of the last economic cycle.

And, while it’s true that disposable personal savings are up a bit more than 13% compared with Q3 of 2018 (table 8 data here) , two relevant facts that impact this “good” number need to be born in mind.

  • First is that stocks are hot…and that’s driving up lots of things Including personal savings which, on the long side, might have run close to that 14% rate for markets overall.
  • Second, because of money printing, there is inflation – and we’re guessing 2%, or so.

Which means (to old simpleton George) that when this sucker turns down, personal savings rates will reverse (as losses in the markets and investments would be realized) as well as goods sales would crater.  Goods have been running ahead of long-term trends so people are “still buying stufflike crazy.

Lots of housing data coming this week in dribs and drabs.  Keep an eye on that.  When it becomes clear that housing prices are turning, the market may not be too far behind.

So, Overnight?

Surprise to me:  Hong Kong was up strongly.  This despite the “hardening” taken by China in order to “keep order.”  Keep an eye on the Fiery standoff at a Hong Kong university.  Driver?

Free Money!!! US Futures Breach New All-Time Highs As Global Stocks Approach Record On Unexpected Chinese Rate Cut.  No one will notice the Hong Kong violence if there’s enough party money, right?

The Hang Seng index was up more than 354 points, or 1.35%. which tells us that yes, it’s true:  Markets do climb walls of worry.  (Or they’re manipulated, but we would never take that seriously…or would….)

Nancy Tries Playing “Trip Trump”

After the sour grapes of a fired Ukraine ambassador were leveled when she admitted having no knowledge of president Trump doing anything illegal, at the Friday Inquistion session, Nancy Pelosi is now trying BTT (Bait The Trump) into appearing before Adam Schiff’s kangaroo court.

In today’s chapter, left-supporting media will tout Nancy as being “fair” by giving Trump a chance to testify.

But, in reality, they have a nothing sandwich so far as evidenced by calling people with no knowledge of an illegality being committed.

Dems are stonewalling an appearance by Eric Ciaramella, allegedly the whistleblower, because if they did, the republicans would get him  on the record admitting to meeting with rep. Schiff’s staffers prior to the filing of the “complaint” which was based on hearsay since the alleged whistleblower (Ciaramella by reports) was not on the call.

As we have noted, Trump staff, moving the call notes to a secure server , pprevented their being amended by coup members.  Notwithstanding the coup narrative, “Can you say preservation of evidence?”

This leaves the dems trying to trip Trump into the “process crime” trap.

Remember the FBI interviewing Michael Flynn?  They get enough detail so that later he may not answer precisely the same minute point…BANG!  Process crime of “lying to the FBI.”

By the way, for all the “corruption” and “inept” slurs on Trump, how come the MSM isn’t reporting something of a Ukraine win:? Russia Starts Process of Returning Captured Naval Ships to Ukraine – Reports.  We see that unlike Obama sending blankets, Trump sending actual arms has checked Russia.

What’s still missingis the prosecution of Obama underlings and Hillary implants who broke all kinds of laws by weaponizing the US intelligence agencies.  Through the creation and dissemination of opposition research.  Wasn’t that made up, in part, by the wife of an FBI agent?  When she was working withy FusionGPS  and then fed to Steele to plant?  Horrifically convoluted.

AG William Barr said last week the long-await IG report is due soon.  Apparently, a week back, a draft went to key people named in the report for their comments.  That could come out just ahead of Thanksgiving.

Not a bad time, either, since markets tend to run up before holidays (save last Chrismas!). That would basically give the Nation four days to digest *and maybe actually read* whatever is to come.

Interesting times we live in, no?

Short Stuff

Related to all this Trump stuff is the fact that House member Kevin McCarthy (R) has sent a letter to ABC wondering why they spiked that Jeffrey Epstein expose for three years. The answer is obvious, though we doubt seriously whether ABC will come clean:  The network is likely under the thumb of the coup.  As we have explained, lib-dems who control the coup also control huge advertising and social media resources  Like we totally get it. Economic nuts in a vice.

This is the kind of problem you run into as Rome is about to begin collapse.  People, put in economic duress for doing  the right thing, throw in with the  coup leaders and play along, hoping the coup  will succeed.  Thinking when it does, they will be forgiven by the  coup.

Side Note:  I have noticed lately that a lot of my reporting on this brings me back to covering the two big stories of my early reporter days (late 1960’s and early 1970’s).  We had what was essentially a  coup against US policy in Vietnam which was generally peaceful, except things like the Bank Of America demonstrations/riots in Santa Barbara….and we had a president (Nixon) under seige.

As a result, as I recount the story (down the middle, though I lean a bit anti- coup because he’s an elected, sitting president) the flavor of reporting is evolving that “war on the home front” feeling I experienced on the streets back then.  Only thing missing so far is the tear gas on the steps of the Federal building, but I expect we will have that before 2020 gets here.

New line of attack being launched by the coup through cooperating media includes Possible pay-to-play scheme for Trump ambassador post uncovered.  Again “shocking innuendo” but will there be something on the sandwich this time?  9th times a charm? No cancelled checks and it’s just more Hillary-Obama sour grapes…but let’s see what comes out.

Where were we?  Oh yeah…other stuff:

Bong! Potential $1.7 billion adult-use cannabis market in Michigan gears up for Dec. 1 launch.

At the box office: Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn at global box office.  Here,m all this time, I thought the Joker was leading the House hearings.  My bad.

Footsteps of Soros?  Is that what this is? Russian Billionaire Eyes Religious ‘Troll Farm’ – Reports.

Well, this is just ridiculous.  About the only interesting things on the horizon this week will be anything Barr says, the Fed notes on Wednesday, and when will the next dire climate story be along to pimp fear as we head into the new Modern Minimum?

Monday Woo Woo

Had an odd woo-woo dream last night and it involved royalty and how the economic collapse has just begun.  Seems a few of the ultra’s are beginning to “reposition” went the dream.

Then I noticed the BBC Prince Andrew interview on BBC NewsNight here.

Yeah, maybe the collapse is about to gear up.  Snowballing and not just in the “box in Trump” arena.  Could it be the whole Deep State and Royalists are about to implode their conflict in mutually assured destruction?

And interesting theory.  But with the Dow futures up 75 ahead of the open, it likely won’t matter.


Still, the dream portion of a “woman under threat fleeing on a jet” with a “fake emergency inflight/landing” was pretty interesting.  The kind of thing to keep an eye out for in coming headlines… Nose gear/hard landing.

Write when you get rich,

62 thoughts on “Making Up Money; Diluting Life”

  1. I don’t remember if you covered this or not George, but one report I read is that the dems in the House (Pelosi) has “borrowed” 2.5 billion to help pay for this so called inquest to impeach Trump. Strange how they never rob the welfare fund to pay for their trumped up (pun intended) mistakes.

    • That’s fake news. Randy. $2.5 BILLION? Do you realize how stupid that sounds? The entire Mueller report which dragged on for two years cost $32 million. This is why everyone knows that most right wind Media is the real originator and master of fake news. Trump in his con man ways turned the conversation around and made CNN the culprit…for HIS benefit. If he says it enough, which is a Russian propaganda ploy, it becomes the new fake truth. Wake up folks.You are all being duped. There is a forest through the trees and a whole world beyond the forest…Get out of your info-containment bubbles and learn the truth.

      • And if they say the President committed an impeachable offense enough times by conducting foreign diplomacy, then that becomes a new fake truth. Just because someone happens to be running a political campaign against the President does not give them immunity from being investigated for documented foreign political corruption.

      • That sounds especially suspicious – like a trial balloon! The SS trust fund was supposed to be a lock box, now it’s a virtual part of the general fund, and now apparently Mrs. Pelosi thinks its her personal line of credit. That seems like an impeachable crime by Mrs. Speaker.

  2. speaking about cannibis.. ITS ABOUT TIME…
    Made illegal so some billionaire could make more money on toilet paper..
    the Positive and the negative factors are so lopsided its just a no brainer that it should be legalized…
    the one plant that I call the miracle plant.. every secion of life on the planet is positively affected..
    the seven in a half million that could be addicted.. are already addicted to some other substance.. that is like taking a city of a million people and having fourteen that are alergic to milk and making milk illegal..

    • Or making guns illegal because a few people like to shoot up “gun free zones”.

      Frankly I think we have enough LEGAL intoxicants available to us but I don’t think we’ve even begun to do due diligence on this weed. Too many big pharma companies don’t want it and the CIA and others (Clintons?) need it to fund their slush funds. The only thing that matters now is money and how to get it. Honesty, integrity and character are unknown and unloved traits now days. Did George say that above or did I read it on ZH?

      • violence is down. and profits are up where its legal.. the thing is.. we spend billions to encarcerate someone that had a little to smoke.. and that isn’t even counting the cost to try them.. and even if its illegal the people will use it anyway.. so legalize it put the half trillion in sales and tax revenue to good use..
        then research the plant.. every facit of life can be positively impacted from that plant.. fire proof building materials to clothing food etc.. not even counting the people that use it recreationally or the life saving drugs that can be gleaned from that one plant.. in the UK they have some pretty impressive studies done on what it can do medically for cancer patients.. and other medical who knows just how far it will go if they open up scientific studies and research..
        with the fifty thousand beneficial uses who knows how far that one plant will go..

    • Making any plant or chemical illegal is irresponsible and totalitarian if it can help someone. Of course, all users(legal and “illegal”) are responsible and should be held so for their actions regardless of their state of alteredness. Many people require a specific drug, chemical, nutrient or whatever for their optimal health and functioning, and people are far more diverse than is commonly realized. No industry is big enough to address all of their different needs and individual exploration is really the only way to maximize total fulfillment, health, and joy within the population. Any government that protects adults from themselves is totalitarian in nature. It’s our right to treat our own bodies as we wish, though there are plenty of busybodies that feel otherwise.

      • Here’s the inherent contradiction that people who outlaw poppies and hemps and peyote and… (list) seem to miss.

        As long as a substance is naturally available, shouldn’t the religion right just accept it?

        Or, as seems to me, are they TELLING US GOD WAS WRONG about how He built the world?

        Then, IF God was wrong, what happens, we wonder, to put themselves above the Almighty? (other than they became democrats, lol)

      • George, as you well-know, I’m a Quaker. What I didn’t tell you about my religious ancestry is I’m 9th Generation in the U.S., and my original American ancestor came across in 1662 on the Abigail (yes, it really existed! I’ve seen the documentation…)

        MY lineage’s offshoot of Quaker philosophy was one which worked a plowshare with a rifle scabbard on its handle. My ancestors suffered persecution and death in the Carolinas because we were abolitionists. When we migrated to Pennsylvania and the territories West, two of my ancestors found themselves skinned alive, and tied head-down to a wagon wheel (which was parked in a campfire), respectively. My ancestors did not hate the slavers or the Indians for this, but their exposure to Indians outside the Iroquois’ sphere of influence taught them the Prime Directive of God:

        Everything is God’s creation. Every one of God’s creations may be used for good, or for evil, as WE choose. Man has the ability to reason its way into, or out of, any dilemma, create or solve any problem, accept, or refuse to accept any fate, create and use, or not-use any tool.

        My ancestors chose to use the tool, as would I…

        Put another way: If it were 300A.D. and I was in the pen, about to become lion chow for the entertainment of the S.P.Q.R., I’d most-certainly be praying, but I’d be the Christian who was praying to God, not for salvation, but to give me the strength to kill the kitty, rip its heart out, and throw it at the Emperor’s feet.

        The poppies, ‘shrooms, fungus-p!ss, and heathen devil weed are God’s creations and God’s gift. WE have the choice to use, or abuse them, and if we choose to abuse, the tribunals of Man should have no jurisdiction unless we commit a crime against another.

        BTW, I am probably the most “anti-drug” poster on this site. However, I’m not a “reformer,” because I don’t believe it is the province or domain of Man to dictate how another chooses to use God’s gift (see, George, I CAN play the “Libertarian card.” It just has to be a card of my own flavor…)

      • “outlaw poppies and hemps and peyote and… (list) seem to miss.”

        Have you ever noticed that the ones they keep legal are the plants that the chemical gleaned will cause enough problems where profits will soar from othe chemicals to get them off of the ones

      • Yes.

        Heroin is a much safer and more-effective analgesic than Demerol. It is illegal because it is much more difficult to control, and the “medical community” doesn’t use it as an analgesic, simply to sustain the FDA narrative that it has no practical medicinal use. The largest known pot field in the world is at the University of Mississippi… ‘Been there forever, and that’s about how long a whole string of gummint alphabet agencies have researched the stuff (and patented many, many cannabinoids and their derivatives…)

        Like I said, not a reformer…

  3. “The sky weeps for the androgyne” came immediately to mind from age of desolation…..Nostradamus translation

  4. George your dream is right on:

    A plane with Hillary Clinton on board was grounded before take off in New York after the pilot ‘felt the aircraft shake and saw smoke’.

    The American Airlines aircraft was returned to its gate at LaGuardia Airport yesterday afternoon for the unknown mechanical problem.

    The flight’s pilots first reported to ground staff a potential mechanical issue at around 3.15pm and metal debris was later discovered where the plane had been.

  5. A couple of notes…US manufacturing output fell 1.5% year-on-year in October, its weakest month since December 2015. Could a US manufacturing recession cause such a drag that even well-performing sectors like housing get sucked down as well? We will see. Just in time for 2020 campaign season.

    SynGro…seems to me that is what Trump does on a daily basis. He is a TV ratings manipulation whore. Control the content, make up the problems and go to dumbed down rallies and pound chest and claim victory over his own made up content.

    Meanwhile true patriots concerned about the future and integrity of America are getting trashed by the right for trying to out the scam that is being run by the worlds dumbest man. It’s so obvious to everyone except the poor few who cling to high school drop out news entertainers barking like carnies to pay money to put the lopsided basketball into the crooked rim… that’s not being elitist…it;s having plain old common sense. 3 years from now, you will all be looking back and saying…How could I have been so naive.

    • Not sure how you believe Trump controls any narrative except his direct communications, which is the only thing he has to use since most of broadcast and social media will only report one side of an issue. When was the last time your heard in normal media that illegal aliens actually are breaking federal law. I think he is an ego maniac, but people knew him when they voted for him, he has not changed from the man that ran for office.

      The item that most frustrates me is we have an election next year and Trump could easily be removed if the opposing party simply runs a sane candidate. Maybe next year is the year of the complete “free lunch” candidate, but I hope that is not the case. If democrats choose one of those as their candidate, they may loose yet again.

      Democrats could focus on a agenda, pass them in the house and let the Senate or president disagree and make those items your candidate’s message. They should pass a bill for single payer, that outlines cost and coverage? I am recalling the Gingrich contract with America. They had an agenda and voted on those in the house. Instead Democrats have a singular focus to overturn election results. Seems like a bunch of spoiled brats complaining when they don’t get their way. It really looks they fear they cannot win next year, so are taking other paths to ensure they don’t have such a polarizing opponent.

    • @ MARKX

      YOUR opinions are still ‘stuck in the mud of hatred’…….and iF you consider yourself a true patiot…please put yourself in the front of the crowd when you all hit the streets to take this country back….lead from the front….makes it easier for us old” naive high school dropouts” engage the haters….

    • Mark, Mark, Mark! The Dumbest people in America are those with TDS. You need to look in the mirror and be prepared for your worst nightmare. A Trump landslide in 2020. It will be even worse than the last time because of the nothing burger the dems have cooked up.

      This has been the mantra for three years; impeachment, impeachment, impeachment! Then the “star” witnesses are diplomats that have never talked with the person they are offended with because they don’t agree with him? They have no first hand knowledge! Just opinion and they don’t like the direction of the single person they have the pleasure of serving for, the President!!

      Then they bring in a disgruntled terminated employee and you think this person is a patriot? She hasn’t put “America First” in her career. She has issues with the way she got fired and that is impeachable? Not even you can be that stupid to think that the Yovanovitch did anything to move the impeachment needle? But I most likely have overestimated you’re abilities.

      • Trump is a fake . Watch the Great Hack on Netflix. That his the truth behind George’s Digital Mob. Unfortunately, you won’t want to hear what it says. Your TDDS (Trump Dumb Down Syndrome) will get in the way.

      • Trumpmis unquestionably honest in opposite world…where everything is the opposite of reality. Ray, you are smarter than that statement.. Trump does not, and has never had an honest bone in his body. His whole life has been one big con job lie.

      • Mark, 20 years ago I acquired a low-level security clearance. I had an FBI agent up my ass for a couple hours. It was uncomfortable. DJT has had 300 FBI agents up his for 39 straight months. They have not found, so much as a parking ticket.

        So, you choose, right here and now:

        Is President Trump honest, or
        is the FBI that inept?

  6. G –

    td sequential is on a triple 9 today – therefore must sell Longs today (take profits) – out Tuesday – hopping right back on Wednesday, assuming the market keeps climbing up – 4 Reload – fully invested BEAR..

    Another CEO steps down – making this year far and away the biggest year in (recent) history for CEO Resignations/Retirement..hmmm

    Less than 2 months left for SUICIDE (s) for those people in the satanic “elites” class – what R these turds waiting for..
    Oh thats right they are ALL COWARDS..just a terrible thing to see -snowflakes melting – like cali realestate prices – “I’m meeeelllllttting..

  7. One more thing. It’s laughable that you would suggest that Pelosi is baiting Trump. Trump put himself right in the middle by incoherently tweeting 3rd grade words of nonsense aimed at patriots. Pelosi is just saying…You don’t like it, then stand up for yourself. He won’t…He is a chicken sh#* wussy that is all bluster and no substance. Besides, his lawyers know he is unstable and won’t let him in front of anyone that is smarter than a 3rd grader to grill him. We all know, that if he did talk, it would make matters so much worse for him and WOULD implicate him on so many levels. It would be similar Tom Cruise getting Jack Nicholson to admit that “You damn well right I did” referring to ordering a code red.

    Secretly, many Republicans want him to testify as well. They are weary too. The non-Bubbas (I am being kind) of the GOP want to get back to normal and not have to make any more excuses and have their integrity tarnished by the Orange baboon. The World despises him and most of America loathes him. His only real supporters are the late night and stand-up comedians. Their business has never been better.

    • @MARKX

      IF you consider Pelosi a ‘patriot’…then your ‘fake’ hatred of DJT becomes clear….you are a socialist. And that comrade is why you rant mindlessly against the one person that is SMART enough to ‘get into your socialist head’….may your life be filled with….MAGA TRUMP 2020….

  8. George

    “Still, the dream portion of a “woman under threat fleeing on a jet” with a “fake emergency inflight/landing” was pretty interesting.”

    While we have The American Airlines incident with Hillary I theorize that one day Hillary will need emergency health care in a foreign country that has a specialized hospital.

    This will happen when she get word of an impending Perp Walk for her various crimes. She will bug out for parts unknown and never be seen again. Perhaps we will hear that she died on the operating table and her remains were cremated.

    The Clinton’s have a ton of money so they can make an emergency exit if need be. I’m surprised that they still live in the U.S. and are not holed up in a palatial villa in some non-extradition country!

    But then again they think they are untouchable!

  9. The main point missing in the MSM narrative is that the ‘Russian interference in the 2016 election narrative was a flat out distortion of the facts if not an all-out fabrication. Yes, Russia has intelligence assets monitoring high level government operations and, where possible, trying to influence U.S. policy (particularly that which affects the Russian sphere of influence). The U.S. does the same, and it’s called ‘shaping’ or ‘influence’ operations. The Russian election hack narrative is said by reputable people to have been initiated and perpetuated by various factions within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and its deep state allies. In effect, the accusation is that American ‘deep state’ assets were attempting to steer the 2016 election toward Hillary, as evidence with the coordinate ballot tampering in 13 primaries against Bernie Sanders, to which the DNC turned a blind eye. Trump definitely knew what was going down with “Leaking, Lying, Heartless” Hillary, couching his awareness by using the “Swamp” term for suspicious, unaccountable IC/deep state ops. “Draining the swamp” was a closeted declaration of ideological war against the IC and their trolls, the politicians in their pocket and complicit MSM outlets. The U.S. IC simple leaked ‘weaponized data’ to their MSM contacts, knowing they were all too willing to pick that info up and ‘leak’ it out. Think I’m crazy – then I suggest reading the 2017 book “The Soft Coup Collapses” by Robert David Steele, a former U.S. Marine intelligence and CIA professional. The Impeachment circus is yet another attempt to distract the American public from the uncomfortable truth. We have a cancer within our system of government, one that is metastasizing, threatening to end the Republic as we know it. Trump’s got game and has taken the threat head-on, but he’d best watch his back. Things tend not to end well for anyone betraying or trying to take down those leading the more sinister, anti-democratic and insidious deep state agenda.

    • Thanks for the book suggestion W/H I haven’t read that one but will today….
      The Soft Coup Collapses” by Robert David Steele, 

  10. George. Good point.
    Yes, let’s get all of the firsthand knowledge witnesses in to testify. That would be Pence, Rudy, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Rick Perry, and of course John Bolton, who actually characterized it a ‘Drug Deal’ in real time. Yikes.

    There’s obviously a reason why your team is stonewalling percipient witnesses, especially now that Roger Stone’s conviction has taken away the lying card.

    There’s been plenty of firsthand evidence to convict John Gotti, err. . . I mean, O.J., err .
    . . . I mean Donald Trump. Most of all his own admission (‘need a favor then’) on his own transcript summary. But if your team has any exculpatory evidence, now’s the time. Or maybe we’re all just cool with rank corruption by a second rate crook, and the rest of the clown posse stumbling after him?

    And don’t forget, if you let this pass, if you normalize foreign constituencies, then, like steroids, the other side has to keep up, and outbid the Republicans in throwing domestic interests under the bus. And what if next time the policy is containing Russian militaristic expansion . . . Oh wait. Best, Mike.

  11. “14.42%!!!”

    Here in these parts food prices went up again. They went up in January, and again in November.

    COMBOS® snacks went up in value from $1.99 to $2.29, 13.10043668122271%.

    Campbell’s Chunky soup went up in value about 16.66666666666667% from 4 cans for $5.00 to 4 cans for $6.00.

    The average, 14.88355167394469!

    Note: Milk and other items also increased in vale about the same.

    Your math works across the general price level. @ this rate, houses should go up 10-15% by 12/2020. Car insurance, yada, yada.

    You’ll have to update the book, “Live on 10K” to “Live on 17.5K”.

    • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Not until Social Security Retirement has a 175% COLA!

      And an indexing of tax brackets!

    • a friend of mine had some old chickens that they came to buy.. they paid a quarter for the old stew hens at the time.. I asked them.. how many cans do you get out of one chicken.. the guy said oh about two hundred LOL LOL LOL…
      everything has gone up tremendously.. I thought last year was a nightmare.. this year is even worse.. I just got done visiting with a family member.. he is upset because I don’t go buy fresh fruit for his oatmeal.. I had to tell him.. prices went up income hasn’t and when we had discussed it last year he was willing to just go buy what he needed.. what he doesn’t realize is what it cost thirty years ago.. isn’t what it costs today.. for me to drive and get the fruit he wants is about three hundred in gas alone to make the special trip.. the fruit he uses is another three hundred and fifty dollars and it just took a hike.. I haven’t bought any since it took a hike yet.. give or take the other things.. that one bowl of oatmeal runs about seven hundred a month..I did get lucky yesterday.. I was talking to the cable company about cutting services.. funny how they put stations that are watched the most in different packages so you have to get them.. well they had a promotion that would lower my costs by forty dollars a month..
      but that doesn’t even cover that water .. we pay what they pay in the desert.. all because the community didn’t put anything in savings for repairs.. and that went up thirty percent.. garbage went up twenty percent.. our lowest bill is our electricity and that is because we have solar..
      employers.. they raised wages 1.5 percent
      Health insurance two hundred more a month.. I am trying to talk the wife out of

  12. My bluetooth desktop mouse keeps acting erratic so I put ferrites on almost everything that plugs in and it barely helped. The problem was intermittent, hard to locate and I was ready to start knocking on the neighbors’ doors. Using your am radio trick, I found that the problem was the power company’s new smart meter attached to the house. When several things like the furnace, refrigerator and dehumidifier are going at the same time, the meter really sings. Now I have to figure out whether some grounded hardware cloth behind the meter will work or if I need a large metal wall sculpture inside.

    The local weather radar recently lowered the angle closer over our heads to get more range, at least they said it was safe and allowed public comment first. 5G sounds good and the telecoms will make another fortune or 10. Too bad they won’t let the lab rats use it first to see if it’s safe.

  13. George

    Most people think Cold Fusion is a nonexistent technology.

    Not so!

    Cold fusion 2: Japan wins with systematic method!

    The above article explains the latest success with cold fusion experiments. Read it here:

    The article also states that Google has jumped into the cold fusion arena with funding of research.

    What does Google known and when did they know it?

    Don’t laugh there is real science going on with this infant technology!!

    • similarly this technology will be stifled just like all the other avenues of free energy exchange.. you cannot have infinite free energy as long as our economy and countries finances are based on that energy that gives our dollar value..It would collapse our whole country.. and that cannot happen.. just look at how free energy would impact the whole country your life and mine and everyone you know…. that is why it took what fifty years for solar to be accepted and even now is being fought by the utility companies or how long did it take for Tesla’s designs to be accepted and used….Its all out there it all has been done before.. you can’t find the Texaco book on mileage inovation that they produced before I was born anymore… when cars were still made like sheman tanks.. they were getting hundreds of miles a gallon. yet when all the network television stations covered a guy from texas that drove to dc on ten gallons of gas in a ford..he was instantly arrested before he left the city and the car confiscated.. I had a friend that was working on hydrogen and was dam close to unlocking the secrets of the reactor when two unfriendly gentlemen visited his lab taking his lab notes and distroying everything hinting that he should refrane from any further research and he worked on govt. projects unfortunately he was planning on sharing what he discovered..
      I figured everyone would have gotten the hint when the Saudi’s were attacked by a neighboring country.. funny that that happened just as the saudi’s were making arrangements to use a different currency backed by gold just a couple of days before…lucky for us since our currency is known as the petro dollar..
      all the whack a mole uprisings have happened with other countries that have been doing the same thing..sign a deal and theres an instant problem in that country.
      As long as the dollar is valued by oil there will be attempts to stifle that energy.. even the unit that reclaims oil from waste products that are made out of spun and stabilized oil.. they sell the unit.. but the only place that has one is at the university in washinton state.. luckily they got one as a teaching tool before they made it so that you cannot purchase it in the usa..

      • The word you are looking for is “bourse”. Publicly announce that you are going to set one up and WHAM! you’ll join the club of those who magically receive unannounced military airstrikes on a major city on Saturday morning.

        Tesla is close to commercializing solar roof tiles and electric cars are quickly becoming the norm. Even the shop owners for the custom car garages (Motor Trend channel) are openly talking about putting electric power trains in the cars and motorcycles. Remember the electric car plans in Popular Mechanic during the ’80’s and the popularity of kit cars? Teslas are pretty damn quick off the line.

        After factories, I think commercial HVAC might be the next larger user of electricity every day. What if retail chains “go small”, or turn their climate controls off or cut way back, to “go green”? And why do stores have 20 foot ceilings in them?

        What I see in this website’s forum are two types of people. Those who go through life looking in the rear view mirror wanting to go back and those who don’t use mirrors. Change is natural and inevitable. Entropy demands it.

      • “Tesla is close to commercializing solar roof tiles”

        JOE…..they already make them in China.(I had one years ago thinking that would be the way to go.. but they don’t sell them here yet or they didn’t sell them in the USA at the time). they also make tinted glass solar panels…the pane is the panel..
        I was going to have the kids make some pictures of themselves the put them in a frame where the energy the panes produced would lite it up at night.. sort of like the solar walkway lights they make now days…. ( aeroxide ) anyway.. the cost was way out of line and I wasn’t a college so I could’t get a few grams to work with to make the ink for them to screen print a picture of themselves. to bad so sad.. but its long gone now they are grown and professionals of their own….
        I think it was GB senior that visited a plant that made them years ago.. as far as I know it.. the solar panes still aren’t allowed for sale in the USA and the roof shingles are just now starting to come out here…. a few more years maybe.. they also have ahouse paint..
        Just gotta wait for congress and industry to say .. yeah go ahead…

  14. What Trump is doing, in a brilliant manner, is switching the country to a policy of isolationism. As a Isolationist nation, we would have no involvement in worldwide conflicts and non-entanglement in international politics. Our only involvement internationally would be to protect our interests. As a rich consuming nation, we could do away with income taxes & support a much leaner government with tariffs charged on imported goods. This would once again attract the best & brightest people & businesses with a strict immigration policy to come to our nation. We could pay back our deficit & operate a balanced budget. This may sound like Utopia, but would the rest of the world go up in flames or actually see the benefits of democracy in the USA & follow our example. World peace could break out.

    • “World peace could break out”. THAT’s what keeps the “deep state” up at night…just think of all the Billions (yes Mark, it’s a “B” or even a “T”) the mil/ind complex spends annually which could be saved is the United States just minded our own business except and until we’re actually attacked? And THAT’s why they went after Flynn big-time because he was attempting to open channels of communication with Russia toward a peaceful goal. And we need that cooperation to keep China at bay!

      • Oh definitely in the T’s….
        I think it was Ron Paul that brought up that idea..
        Just think we could repair our crumbling infrastructure, provide affordable healthcare and improve the quality of life for all the laboring class, and wealthiest thirty percent. reduce taxes and re establish our country as the manufacturing giant we use to be..
        Bleak picture huh

  15. States legalizing marijuana is an issue in that any certified or medical users that own firearms have already committed a felony by swearing on the registration papers they were not users of illicit or illegal drugs. While not an affidavit, they carry the weight of one. Rest assured when the stirrers start stirring, this will be used as a legitimate tool to arrest those less likely to be compliant and wrest their ‘tools’ from them. I suspect ‘blanket’ search and seizure documents will be drafted and anyone on the registry will be searched and/or arrested on sight.
    If you are going to be illegal, do it on the sly mkay. Don’t sign up to be a felon.

    • @JimM

      and might we see the true meaning of ..’locked and loaded’…and also the true definition of the 2A…I pray not..but when a line is crossed…freedom and liberty MUST be defended…BECAUSE corupt politicians make corupt LAWS…which ARE Unconstitutional..if you believe in the Founders ‘old relic’…if NOT then anything goes…and a one way street is what we the people have been watching unfold for the few decades….might it be time for the street to change directions…we shall see…Semper Fi

  16. Pelosi “offered Trump an opportunity to exonerate himself…?”


    Since when, in the United States, did the legal onus fall upon an accused, to prove innocence, or the burden of proof shift from Prosecution to Defense…?

    We are watching the demise of the U.S.A. in real time…

  17. Sir,

    Those seeking respite from matters republic may wish to avail themselves of Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man”. Was the Palace Library copy allegedly returned from the Royal Lodge well-thumbed?

    A Forbe’s List hairy one may rue an affair of the diamond necklace? What joker says they want a revolution? A Declaration of Pillnitz hand can be trump?

    As Zeus might say – Have Chekhov’s Gun; pieces of Sphinx will fly!

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