Time for cooler heads – not empty ones – to prevail.
I want you to notice something about these “bombings”. Damn odd, too: The amateur pipe bomb story has seize the public’s attention, riled markets, and has driven the Central America Invasion off the front pages now, less than two weeks from the important mid-term elections. Yet, when ricin was mailed to president Trump and other government officials, where was the media? Ah…not on the agenda.
Regardless of who the perp turns out to be in this latest “bomb” fiasco, this has the effect of “swinging” our thinking about the level of the War on America a good bit.
You see, the crooked media- already partisans in the War to Take Down America – are not asking the most simple – and obvious questions.
First the story itself: Nine “bombs” have been found so far, including one to actor Robert De Niro, says over here.
As someone who’s spent a fair amount of time on the “cop shop beat” as a cub reporter, the media has missed the one detail that matters.
How did ALL NINE bombs just “happen” to be intercepted???
Not trying to be a jerk here, but it all far too pat. I know a lot about statistics and this is pressing on probabilities.
When a “bomb” was found “near George Soros” home, how exactly was it discovered. How exactly did Robert De Niro (or staff) learn of the “bomb?”
Did all the intended recipients just happen to avoid injury due to their skills at recognizing pipe bombs via their x-ray vision, or whatever?
This is a hard question and one that is not being asked…at least in the reports I’ve read so far. And it’s bothersome..
The SECOND problem is the hype about “glass shards.” Too much and way over-the-top.
Sure, sure, if an explosion happens outside a big picture window, the blast over-pressure will send shards inward. BUT, we find it suspect – depending on charge levels contained in the devices – why glass would be used? Especially on a small device. People are not so stupid as to think leaders open their own mail, are they? I don’t believe it.
No, things like nails or BB’s would have made more sense. But glass shards?
Here’s the thing: Everyone I know has cut themselves on a broken glass at one point, or another, in their lives. And it’s this widespread personal experience that make the term “glass shards” so emotionally hot from a psychological warfare (brainwashing and shaping) perspective.
As a practical matter, if glass shards were a primo bomb-making tool, performance spring steel, pre-weakened to explode in killing fragments, would have been used. Nails, tacks…not something that might be pulverized into dust in the initial blast. Yes, it would be damaging, but if this was a kill mission, not a PR stunt, whichever side gets nailed with the perp, it’s clear to us that there is more emphasis on opinion-shaping and burying the pending Central America Invasion.
“Parody ISIS flags” on the packages? OK…but did the FedGov call every liberal Sanctuary City promoter and say “Don’t open packages with an ISIS flag!“?
Sorry to nag on point. This just doesn’t fit with common sense statistics.
Fact is, in brainwashing (don’t know how much you’ve read) but having a “personal touchstone” makes it work so much better. Everyone has cut themselves on a glass…few have had the horror is flying nails. This is all about emotional tie-downs, at least in a first pass.
I happened to catch a few minutes of GroundZero last night – and much the same was being said. To many found – too much like a “shaping operation” though they didn’t get into what was pushed out of the headlines. But Clive Lewis made a salient point:
“This has created mass hysteria in the newsrooms that are predominantly left-wing mouthpieces for the Resistance against President Trump.
This attack is similar to the Ricin biological attacks that happened before the Kavanaugh decision was made. As I had reported that there would be a final blow event that would certainly affect us. I said it would be a biological attack. I was asked to be on Alex Jones and I declared it there. When it happened I was suspicious of it as it failed and so I was thinking that it was a trigger that would create copycat attacks. I was then asked to be on the Infowars program again and Alex asked me what is next and I said – an event that would start a war footing in the United States.”
This morning, the hysteria of the moment has passed. What stories remain on the “invasion caravan” are downplaying and minimizing the arrival of the new hordes. Take the AP’s “Sickness, fear, harassment in Mexico whittle away at caravan…” as an example. Suddenly a non-event, eh?
Skepticism of all things seems the rational course. Too many bombs found…we’re up against statistics, here. Caravan? On its way.
The “American Civil War?”
“Wake UP, the loudspeaker said…Wake UP!” Sage advice from the Ground Zero’s show open.
We prefer the “possum” approach. We will not choose sides until we’re clear who’s fighting. Not enough data, yet. And right now in America, seems everyone is fighting. And that’s why we have long held this is NOT the Great Nation it once was.
Great Distraction, though, since our view is that a global economic depression is coming very close at hand now. What better way to keep people distracted and to pre-order more government controls?
So, a fine time for prepping this. A good long-term food survival plan seems to be just the ticket. A source of water than can’t be cut off and staying off to the side of polarizing discussions…yep, all part of the “possum play.” Too damn many fronts open right now. We shall await consolidation and then decide how to play through.
Panic on the Street
We know a few people who are professionals in stocks who think the S&P has a lot more to fall. Perhaps to the 2500 area. That’d be another hundred-odd points down from here.
The bigger problem shows up in this chart where we line up 2000 as the nominal market high and match it against the early Depression years:
A visual inspection says there are two longer-term trend channels to be blasted and even then, until we get down to the level of 4, our fate is not sealed. But the elections will be key and we sure like having a neutral position.
The most damaging outcome would be that all of the present decline is just a larger “:wave 1 down” and that we will rally, and then start a much larger move down. As always, though, this isn’t investment advice, just an entertaining graphic to consider as markets go on imploding.
Durable Goods & Trade Data
Markets, at some level, are news-driven, though its impact long-term isn’t that great. Today we have three data points just out of Census:
Plus, we have a Durable Goods Report:
The Futures are set for what we’d guesstimate to be a “dead cat bounce.”
No reason to be swept into the partisan idiocy with our hard-earned money, for crying out loud. A True Believer in the GOP would go long in here confident of a red wave and a return to the upside. Those who believe in the blue wave would stay short through the election.
Agnostics (like moi) will look at the account the day after the outcome…and see how AmRev2 is going. Don’t expect partisan media to admit to it, but that’s where we see things. So, low profile, non-confrontation, and keep a wary eye on the Digital Mob Rule promoters.
So Dow futures up 150 at click-time.
Faint signs of sanity? Twitter monthly usage drops, company warns it will fall again.
Secure computing to come? Quantum network to test unhackable communications.
Well, enough, already. Enjoy the dahy and we’ll have moron the ‘morrow…