Markets: Does Turkey Lurky?

Mainly, we consider charts today because resolution is upon us and always occurs.  Since we have a good bead on things now, some wild speculation is maybe in order.

A little something for conspiracy buffs as well as war-mongers in the headlines.

But mainly the charts, the way and wars ahead, seems a reasonable focus ahead of holiday-mindsets.

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53 thoughts on “Markets: Does Turkey Lurky?”

  1. Now I am impressed…I bought the Zoll AED plus for an ungodly low price.. my fifty dollar unit….
    After the batteries and pads etc.. it will be about four hundred… but hey that is still cheap.. anyway it came yesterday.. Heck.. they never took it out of the package LOL LOL.. that is about as new as you’ll ever get.. LOL LOL.. they just set the package in the cabinet LOL.. my guess is they tossed out brand new batteries to LOL LOL….more than likely still in the package LOL

  2. George be the first on your block to call it what it is. It’s not a pandemic it’s a damn biodemic! If I see pandemic printed one more time I think I’m going to hurl! Supporting evidence in your own column today 100+ microbiologists now making compost. Please consider using the above term in the future. Kinda has some sort of perverted connection to bio-weapon don’t you think?

    • It’s an economic disaster cover up and an opportunity to take advantage of a crisis to push for more control. Through the principle of war, known as divide and conquer.

    • Now I found this interesting.. Hospitals.. first time around.. supplied the shots to everyone.. the booster.. employees won’t get it there.. they are not going to give them.. but suggest that they go get it from a third party source.. Hmm.. that is scary..
      why not.. before it was mandatory to get it and they provided it.. now.. they suggest you get it from someplace else..
      It was one thing sitting next to my doctor and their nursing staff and getting the shot at the same time.. quite another when they won’t do that..

  3. “Oh, and the flight profile of the aircraft seen over here has the look of loss of control, perhaps because of pilot disorientation. Scroll down to the altitude and airspeed data in the final minute of what was a 17-minute flight.”

    It looks more to me like spin training gone wrong or “cut the ribbon” (a roll of toilet paper). My first instructor died in a game of cut the ribbon when his student’s shoe got jammed in the rudder pedal.

  4. Someone asked me about the principles of success this morning. A bright eyed and bushy tailed young lady.

    I said for me it is pretty simple. I learned from a bunch of old dudes and incorporated my own thoughts and strategies.

    #1. Prayer and Meditation.
    I pray every day for others success. I really do.
    #2. I constantly fill my mind with gratitude and positive affirmations and thoughts. I write them, read them, listen to them, speak them to myself and others.
    #3. I build others up and help them become more successful. In doing so, I become more successful and am raised to new Highs. When that happens. I pull others up to new levels.
    #3. When everyone else is working 8 hours, 5 days a week. I work 12 to 16 hours a day 6 and 7 days a week. I see their results at 8 hours and they see the difference in my results.
    #4. I don’t hang out with people who think like a victim. I don’t associate with people who make excuses all the time. I definitely don’t entertain a relationship with anyone isn’t going anywhere or moving in the same direction. Like my ex the playboy center fold. She wants to party all the time. I get it. I like having fun too. But staying out till 3am and sleeping till noon isn’t going to get me anywhere but broke and fast. If everyone else gets up at 7am. I’m up at 3am sober, clear headed and focused. I’m up moving in the direction I want to go when she is going to bed piss drunk. And I’m 4 hours ahead of the rest of the world making it happen. When they are all stuck in traffic for 2 hour morning commute. I been in the office for 3 hours going over strategies for success. When everyone else is sitting in a 2 hour commute at the end of the day? I’m in the office closing contracts till 7pm. While they are at home watching The Cyclops box after waisting 4hours of their life with everyone else in traffic. I wss building and strategizing more growth. When I leave the office there is no traffic. Im home in 15 minutes.
    #5. I don’t try to work the system. The only difference between those who own Walmart and those who shop there is mind set. Those who shop at Walmart try to work the system to their advantage. Save money. Most of them do the same with trying to get housing vouchers or food stamps. Stretch their dollar. Those who own Walmart get the system to work for them. Not work the system. Big difference in mind set. While everyone else is looking for 10 boxes of Mac and cheese for $2.99. Those who own Walmart look at getting $0.99 for every 10 boxes of Mac and Chesee. At the end of the day. One is eating a box of mac and cheese thinking they got a good deal. And the other is eating a big lobster, steak dinner on a 200 foot yacht, made by a personal chef, off the coast of a Caribbean Island, thinking they got a good deal. I ate enough Mac and cheese to know. I’d rather be on the Yaght.
    #6. Make more than you spend. Take the extra money and put it to work for you to make more money. And when that money makes you more money. Take that money and have it make you more money. Keep your life as low cost as possible. I mean I could afford a 3 bedroom condo. Pay $2500 to $3000 a month. But I do I really need all that.? I live in a 5 million dollar house on Alki Beach. I rent a room for $700 a month, utilities included. It’s not my house. It belongs to someone else. I still get to enjoy everything in it. Hot tub, view, beach access. And it’s locality. But I don’t pay the taxes on it, I don’t pay the up keep on it and that leaves me $2300 more a month, not to mention a power bill, cable, internet that I don’t have to pay for. So I’m saving $3000 a month and living in a $5 million dollar house. And I can use that money to make me more money.
    #7. I listen to others who have done it. I pay attention to what they did and what they do. I also listen to others who tell you everything under the sun and pay attention to what they do. If what they do doesn’t match what they say? I don’t listen to them anymore.
    And #8. I don’t listen to the nay sayers. If I listened to people who said you can’t do that. I wouldn’t have single contract I have at almost every stadium in town. They lost those contracts 3 years ago. And in two months. I got almost every single one back. That is easy. I just called and said Im the new guy. I understand you stopped working with us. Can I ask why? Oh that is terrible. I’m sorry to hear that. Oh ya I can see how that was an issue. That is why all those people before me don’t work here anymore. I would never do that stuff either. Let me go to work for you and insure those problems don’t happen again. Boom! I got everyone of those contacts back and then some and everyone told me I couldn’t. Because someone else messed it up. I looked at that as an opertunity not a barrier to overcome.

    One things forsure that you taught me George and it’s the same thing if you are super wealthy or an on the street drug dealer gang banger. There is those who people give their money to and scratch and bleed to do so. And there are those who receive the money. Doesn’t matte if your selling coke or Mac and Chesse. It’s always better to eh the one getting the money that the one spending it.

    I heard alot of poor people say, money ain’t every thing. I never heard anyone with money say. Ya know fuck this yacht. Let’s go pitch a tent on the free way off ramp and hit the mission soup kitchen by noon for lunch.

    I’m all about helping others who are looking for a way to improve and be successful. I’m all about building others up. Giving them opertunities to grow and become all they never knew they could be. I don’t look at the state of the world as a shit storm, we are all going to die. I know there is alot said on the news which I hardly ever watch. Because when I sit out on this deck of a $5 million house with my coffee and my smoke. Typing this out on the first Saturday I have taken off in almost 3 months with the exception of my Dad’s funeral. I can smell the salt from the sound. I feel the crisp air of fall. It’s peaceful and quiet. Tranquil and serene. No sense of impending doom. No threat of immediate danger. Just good coffee and the sound of waves caressing the shore and a beetle of the green grass covered in golden maples leafs trying to find it’s way somewhere. While most people are thinking about the jab, the virus, or some other negative shit on the boob tube. It is well within my soul and I am peace with the world around me. May go find a girl to share it with later today. And May just sit here all day and be in this.

    Then Monday, I will up at 330am when everyone else still sleeping, but a few around here, like George. Getting after it! And when they are all slaves to car payments and big house payments, taxes on them houses. And skyrocketing utilities. And 4 hours of sitting in traffic.

    Well. I will be busy getting people to give me money. Building others up to do the same. And hanging out with Rock legends and others who do like I do. Think like I do and that my friend is success.

    They said I’m eating cereal and watching CNN money. I laughed and said well. I’m sure you probably will learn something. What I learned was. Don’t watch CNN money. LOL

    She said. Your right. I’m switching to cartoons. I said well. You probably would get better Investment advise from watching bugs bunny and Elmore Fudd than anyone on CNN money. Facts, yo!

    I’m truly Blessed and Highly Fortunate! It is my hope. You are as well.

    Off to read about the adventures of a young George and Elaine. After a little more coffee and I put the laundry in the dryer.

    • Its just like this. Some people pay $400 to $2000 a ticket to go to a show and experience it and post pics on Facebook. Look at me. Im at the Foo Fighters! Or look at me! Im at the Seahawks! And I get paid to be there. I can go go every show in town. After the show. They are out $400- $2000 and I’m up in money.

      They post pics of them living in a $700,000 home. Look at me! I have a $700,000 home! I live in a $5 million dollar Beach house. At the end of the month. They are out $3000, plus house taxes and insurance, up keep and $300 in utilities. $200 for cable TV and $5 for gas in the lawn mower and I’m up all that and live in a nicer house than they do. When we both die. They paid all the taxes and all the utilities and left that house to someone else. Who will probably sell it, pay a real-estate person commission, movers and estate sales and taxes, then spend the money the left over money on something else. And all my money and investments will go to my children and those I love, and keep pay them dividends.

      You are either working the system. Or getting the system to work and build for you. I’d rather it work for and build for me. And if the system changes? I adapt accordingly.

      I’m not a bear or a bull. I’m not a republican or a Democrat. I’m a capitalist. You think Warren Buffet is a Democrat or Republican? Bear or Bull? Nope. He adjust to make money no matter what party is in office or what maket condition. Because if he didn’t? He wouldn’t have grown his wealth over the years. And I don’t hear him talking pitching a tent under an overpass and asking for an extra biscuit at the soup kitchen bitchin about those damn Republicans or damn democrats. LOL

      That is why I don’t thrash around in my lawn chair and get all caught up in the buklshit on capital hill. I just adjust accordingly. There is profits to be made and every obstacle is only an opertunity to think a way over it, under it, around it or through it.

      But I could be crazy. So you best think for your self.

      Speaking of Latin the other day. You know what mortgage is in Latin? Mort means death. Gage is Pledge. So if you sign up for mortgage. You are in essence signing a death pledge with the bank. The bank doesn’t give a flying f if you pay your mortgage or not. Once you sinf on the line, they got ya on the hook for that interest until you can’t pay. Then they take their property back and sell it to some other Fool to give them interest money. And the government cousins that behavior like a mofo so they get your taxes. And when ya can’t pay those. They take “your” house (not really. It belongs to the bank) and give it to the bank for pennies on the dollar then the bank sells it to someone else to pay interest and taxes on.

      And the wheels on the buss go round and round. And 99% of the people in the world can rant all they want about the 1% having all the money and who is in office.

      Me? I will just sit on this deck of this 5 million dollar house, watching the waves roll in, peaceful and serene. Surrounded by golden maples leafs.

      Ya feel me George. You taught me well. Took me a whole to get it. But I got it good now. :)

      Hell of a bargain! $40 for peoplenomics subscription. Info that Saved me probably millions of dollars in mistakes that everyone in the world makes daily. And I save millions of dollars in mistakes?

      That’s millions of dollars in my pocket.

      $10 for a book on how to live on $10,000 a year. Saved me tons of money.

      Like I said. All my mistakes got me where I am today. It’s just my mistakes are different than most everyone else makes.

      *tips hat.

      Have a wonderful day. Off to see about a woman. Who thinks like, I do.

    • “In Ancient Rome, a Slave Would Whisper ‘Remember You’re Mortal’ in the Ears of Victorious Generals On Their Homecoming Parade”.
      Renting a room or apartment has it’s potential downsides.
      Rent a separate small storage room and use that to organize your “camping” gear. If you are living in rental space, it is best to keep the contingency E&E supplies somewhere else, and don’t advertise it, especially on media, or to people you might owe money to. Paying cash for the space and keeping your payment receipts is a good plan. Don’t advertise your hobbies to the landlord, even if the landlord is really great. “You can sell [fill in the blank] to pay me” is always the first thing out of the mouth of creditors.
      I like small covered trailers (Pace or equal) which will fit in a small storage unit. A small covered trailer can be reasonably rat resistant (but nothing will stop a determined mouse), and can be towed by all but the smallest vehicles. Plastic trunks make good organizers to slide into the trailer.
      G_____ favored a well-worn pick-up with a camper top in a recent thread, which does have it’s advantages. If you do get a trailer, put a hitch and electrical kit on your vehicle that same day. U-Haul is perennially the best place to get hitches and wiring kits installed. Expect to pay $300 – $400 for a good towing set-up. The main advantages to the trailer is it is cheaper and easier to keep out of sight, and it will outlive many motor vehicles. Locally, no special insurance is needed for the trailer. Mine is below the size and weight that requires inspections. All I pay for is a yearly license plate renewal, and occasional maintenance. Grease the bearings occasionally, roll it every few months to keep the tires from getting flat sided, and replace the tires on a regular schedule.

      • I definitely agree on the trailer! I have several. Here, you can get permanent plates if under 5 K lb, and no inspection is needed either. I always have a receiver hitch on at least one vehicle. Be careful if you have a CVT transmission since they’re not as strong as normal manual or auto transmissions. Pay special attention to maximum towing weights on smaller cars. Standard transmissions are still best for towing, IMHO.

        If I don’t get a vehicle with a hitch already on it, I usually roll my own, welding and bolting as required. I believe that fabrication is an essential skill, and it’s portable. Having a receiver on a car or truck lets you make all kinds of things to attach to it for convenience when parked or in motion. Your only limitation is imagination, and occasionally the law. If you have a truck or van, consider adding a receiver to the front also.

        Regarding storage units, don’t forget access hours and rules. Will you actually be able to get into your unit when SHTF? Is it truly safe? Most seem to be, but certainly not all.

      • “Mine is below the size and weight that requires inspections. All I pay for is a yearly license plate renewal, and occasional maintenance. Grease the bearings occasionally, roll it every few months to keep the tires from getting flat sided, and replace the tires on a regular schedule.”

        Agreed — nothing like a 4 or 5×8 trailer, stashed in an 8×12 storage warehouse. Load the trailer as you acquire stuff, and then leave it alone.

        Lots of States, Michigan and Tennessee for two (off the top of my head), don’t require registrations for small trailers. Registration and insurance are a waste anyway, cuz if it’s a bug-out trailer, insurance will be gone for good, and cops will have other things to to besides enforce traffic laws, when you finally use the trailer. Use a good synthetic moly-grease for the bearings AND HITCH. Inflate the tires WITH NITROGEN if possible to 50-60 pounds, coat them with a grease dope made from beeswax and silicone oil (use a chip brush so you can get inside the treads), block the axles up with the tires barely, but completely off the ground, and let the air out. The tires will keep nearly forever. Keep an inflator or pump with the trailer. When the time comes to use the trailer, you inflate the tires, hitch it up, and drag it off the blocks. Take the blocks if possible, because you never know when you’ll need one.

      • You forget N___ I can pack my shit and be gone in a half hour at a moments notice.

        and go anywhere I choose in the world. Because I invested time and energy into changing people’s lives. Radically transforming them to places they couldn’t imagine. And I been at it a while. They all say name your price! I can never fully repay what you did for me. And I say. I’m good. Live a good live and that is enough for me. And most of them say, if you ever need anything? Please ask and if it’s in my power to do so. It is yours.

        I didn’t even ask for the job I’m in now. It was given to me. Because I saved this dudes life 20 years ago.

        I experienced the depths of poverty and powerlessness last year. It’s important to feel that and know that. And yes one day I will die. I’m OK to go to day. If THE DUDE wills it. But I’m going to be here a while I assure you. There is much to do.

        I’m enjoying it all. Pretty fun his life gig is. Lots to savor about it. Never a dull moment.

        You know I gave everything in the house and the house to my first wife in the divorce, except my tools, my guns, my BBQ and my chair. She everything from the toaster to the bath mats. 5 years later I had 3200 square foot house with a 3 car garage. So full of stuff ya couldn’t even park in the garage. So if I have to load up the car and skidaddle Because THE DUDE, says so. I already have a full tank of gas. And anything I leave behind. I don’t really need. I assure you. It would only be a matter of 2-3 months before I accumulated everything I left and then some.

        And I ain’t boasting in my post. It was more of a credit to my teachers. Like George and the education he passed on to me. It’s not like I figured all this shit out reading the back of a cereal box while watching CNN money. LOL

      • I really you to think about what I’m doing and the role I have been place in n___.

        The whole world stopped a year ago. Everyone was stuck at home. Nobody went to work. Nobody went to church. Nobody even got a hair cut. The whole world questioned if they would live or die, daily. There was no safety and security in this world a year ago. Everyone was in fear.

        THE DUDE calls those in hard times such as this to do what needs to be done. I didn’t want to be one who was called. However I am. I didn’t want to do what is necessary to be done. However, I am.

        The music died all over the world last year. And it is up to us to restore it. By by by miss American pie. As the song so warns.

        So, what I’m doing n___ is not just rubbing elbowed with Rock legends and super rich. Because they are all afraid too. Make no mistake. We all in this thing together. The one thing I’m really really good at is. Transforming others lives. I been at it a long long time. You read all the stories that were on my website. That is a drop in the bucket of the lives I have changed in my small amount of time here.

        What I’m doing my friend is this. I help people feel safe and secure again. I give them hope. It’s not just sports events and concerts. They get the feel the music again. They get to laugh and cry, dance and scream and feel free for a moment from the shackle of fear they felt last year. A fear some never thought would end. I give them hope again. It’s not just about the money, even though I’m smart about that. It’s about resurrecting our society. Resurrecting our culture. Resurrecting our lives. About restoring our lives. About restoring trust. About feeling safe again. About hope and love and freedom again.

        It’s not just a job. It’s not just about the money. I like all that stuff. It’s not just about power and prestige. I don’t really care about all that. It’s not about fun and sales and business and marketing and conquest of personal goals.

        It’s about restoring the emotional health of our society.


        It’s so much much much bigger than that. It’s a higher calling. And until THE DUDE says so directly to me? I will keep doing that. Radically changing the world around me and HE will keep bringing me people to work for me to help me do so.

        Because not a single person laughing and dancing at an event, concert or show. Is stuck in their house wondering if they are going to get sick from the neighbor and die. Laying in bed at night worried about who’s take their kids if they die. Thinking shit like. What’s the point anyways. Sad and depressed.

        So, I’m out here grinding 16 hours a day. For lots of reasons. The ones I just mentioned here. Is the top ones.

        Ya see, I don’t say everything I see. And when everyone is telling me to move to Idaho and hide from the world. It is the better. And I look at what I’m really doing here? I think I will stay put. And not worry about it. THE DUDE will see me through it to the end. Until my work is done. No matter if I smoke or don’t smoke etc etc. Etc.

        We are the Hope dealers. That is who we are. In world full of chaos and question, fear and construction? My team and I, we provide momentary freedom from that, security and safety and release from anxiety and fear. We provide hope.

        We are supplying those around us with amazing grace. Because that is what saved me. In many forms.

        And that is probably why. I have the blessing upon me and my office from all the top 5 faiths. The great commission. Ya see.

        There is always more to what is going on than just face value.

      • Andy – Never told you to go hide from the world. That is your decision, and yours alone. But there are easier and more efficient ways to accomplish nomadics than out of the trunk of your car. Others also read these posts, and may glean something from them. Good fortune to you, regardless of where you go (or don’t go).

    • No matter your religion or spiritual orientation. All the holy books point out what Good is and what Evil is.

      People may not perceive it on an intellectual level. But they recognize good when they see it.

      I’m not that big of deal. I’m only a man. I’m sinner saved by grace. I just wanted a good woman and some property, kids and couple Shepards, some chickens and good truck and to live a happy long life.

      However, when THE DUDE calls and says this way Andy. We have work to do. That is is the way I go. And I work the field he puts me in. Which is where I’m at now.

      And those that don’t recognize even instinctivelg what THE DUDE and I are doing? Well, they get tossed outside in the hedge. Because we don’t have time for the bullshit. We are busy at it.

      And it’s super fun and I’m having good time.

      I am truly Blessed and Highly Fortunate! It is my hope! That you are as well.

      Later old dudes.

      • Well Andy, I don’t know if you read George’s book “Packing To Die” but you have one hell of a video reel coming when you finally check out and share a big cigar with THE DUDE.

        • Chapter 9. Yeah – Life as a Big Film School. Every day, we each shoot and episode.
          People who “walk on” to our set are NOT allowed to bring their own scripts and drama kits, either. This being OUR set…

      • “People may not perceive it on an intellectual level. But they recognize good when they see it.”

        that use to be my biggest question.. how do you know what is good and what is evil.. IF.. you are raised in an environment that would be questionable…
        it is written in our soul some call it the conscious.. that speaks out and says.. this isn’t right don’t do it..
        And if you delve back into ancient books on the creators.. it tells it right there .. I believe it even has reference to it in the bible.. romans chapter 4 I believe.. “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”
        in older texts.. it delves even deeper.. but then I can’t remember which ones of those..

    • “I heard a lot of poor people say, money ain’t every thing. I never heard anyone with money say. Ya know fuck this yacht. Let’s go pitch a tent on the free way off ramp and hit the mission soup kitchen by noon for lunch.”

      OTFLMAO… yup.. but back in during the reagan recession.. Jobs were tight.. having lived on the streets you know just how tough that is.. and I would trade what i could do in exchange for things others could do.. like take a tree down for help lifting a wall.. sort of things.. anyway one of those trade off’s was to hand out brochures.. in the richest neighborhood of town.. I get to one.. beautiful place.. the owner had a third grade education.. he was one of the richest people in our state.. anyway.. go in the gate.. there is a sign no trespassing.. a little further its Security services then armed guards and attack dogs LOL LOL no sidewalks.. get closer to the house and the wife was backing out of the garage.. I walk up and say I guess I am suppose to hand this to you.. on the front of the brochure was the image of money and the big lettering.. “MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET” she looked absolutely disgusted.. then said..”WHY IN THE HELL WOULD I WANT MORE MONEY”
      My immediate response was..MOM I am your long lost son that was spirited away by gyspsies.. She started to laugh and laugh and then we talked for about four hours.. LOL nice lady They moved from the USA to the Cayman islands so they didn’t have to pay taxes.. the businesses and his homes cars everything was in non profits name so they didn’t have to pay.. He was one of the lucky ones that had an opportunity come past him like we all do and he had the ability to take advantage of it..
      the same thing with one of the richest men in the world.. had an eighth grade education.. its not what you know but who you know and the ability to take advantage of opportunities that pass by all of us..

  5. Sometimes I grit my teeth and weigh my words when I write ya about the “craziness” that is actually, reality. The world’s a bit surreal and difficult to explain, sometimes.

    Things happening these days, that were unheard of 2 or 3 years ago. Just couldn’t be. I understand when I write something and some folks call “bullshit” … at first, I did too.

    Laws, rules, codes, ethics, morals and so on, which (use to) keep order in our society, have been thrown out the window. It’s sadly true.

    The paradigm is changing … like a creepy shadow as the sun goes down.

    • Nah Bob. The Son is coming up! It’s always darkerest right before the dawn of a new day. Same thing happened after the black plague. The Rennonsaunce was born. Same thing happened after the revolutionary War. A brave new world was born. And The industrial age followed suit. We had to let go of the bronze age to let the Iron Age make its self know. and we have to let go of the Myan Grand Cycle to start the new one. So as old paradigms dissolve to dust we let go of them and embrace what is new. It’s bright new day my friend.

      As a long friend used to say all all time, “let to or be dragged”.

      We are well on the way to a new age. Everything you see right how is those who are fighting to keep the old system going. It exposes them and their ways. We see clearly the folly of the old system. Everyone is beginning to understand how Messed up it really is. Awareness, surrender and growth. We are the Awareness phase. Seeing things as they truly are not as we want or hope them to be. Then we will move to the surrender part as a collective. Which is letting go of the things that dont work and moving in a to a different side that does work. Then we grow!

      Everyone hated the automobile at first but the horses. They saw chance to be free from the whip and buggy. Wonder how many hores prayed for the success of the automobile? The world may never know. Same with all these humans. Like us. Looking for freedom from the lash and the burden of debts we haul around, everywhere we go. If your 30lbs over weight brother Bob? Next time you go to the store. Take off the shelf 3 ten lb bags of sugar. Hold them in your hands. Think about how you sleep with them, go got the bathroom with them, get in the shower with them, talk on the phone with them, walk to the mailbox with them 3 ten lb bags of sugar. Then put them three 10 lb bags back on the shelf. Walk to the end of the isle and notice how much better it feels not having them with you all the time.

      It is much the same with were we are as a society and as a collective. We are all witnessing what it really is we carry with us even when we sleep. Once that is accepted and acknowledge, seen for what it truly is??? We let go of it. (Surrender) And then we don’t go back to it.(growth.) And we move alot easier in life.

      It’s the same with 3 ten lb bags of sugar for one person as it is with all the stuff going on In the world. Be it police, big pharma, taxes, debt etc. Etc. We in the appolyps my friend. Apocalypse isn’t what most think it is. Apocalypse means everything becoming known.

      The whole thing brings new meaning. To what my Grandfather used to say to me when I was a little Child. “By George! I think he’s got it!”

      Never thought he really meant George. Just thought it was a saying not actual person Named George. LOL!

      Now I gotta get. I’m going to have breakfast at the Chelan Cafe. Biscuits and gravy! Why? Because I can once and a while. :)

      • “Nah Bob. The Son is coming up! It’s always darkerest right before the dawn of a new day. Same thing happened after the black plague. The Rennonsaunce was born. ”

        Also the Dark ages lasted about a thousand years.. before the time of reason and enlightenment happened..even then superstition and fear controlled the majority of the people.. the Salem witch trials is just one example of how fear of the unknown can run rampant…even today in our religious rituals.. you can see hints of what it was like..

      • Yeah Yeah – last time someone said the “Son is coming!” was not talking bout no white hot plasma generating orb rising up in sky everyday, to burn our eyes out and skin off of our meatsacks, no – they were talking Vespasians Son (Titus) coming with legion of reinforcements to utterly stamp down the Hebrews during the 1st Jewish -Roman War.
        Josephus wrote some dark ass comedy for Roman elite reading pleasure…been sold to western civ. as New Testement..
        Whole different take/light on the “crucifixion& resurrection” myth.

    • Simple explanation: Destruction of Western Civilization.

      They have been at it for over a century, all roads lead to chaos.

    • “The world’s a bit surreal and difficult to explain, sometimes.
      Things happening these days, that were unheard of 2 or 3 years ago. Just couldn’t be. I understand when I write something and some folks call “bullshit” … at first, I did too.”

      Boy you can say that again Bob.. I am constantly shocked at what has been deemed acceptable.. was not acceptable a year ago.. and now it is sanctioned just because of who is doing it..
      the Atrocities are amazing.. and scary.. what happened to Ethics in governing.. Honesty has been gone for over a hundred years.. what was the definition of a politician.. someone that lies for a living..
      What is scary is what was.. tongue in cheek lying years ago is right out front admitting it.'s_Stupidity_Laws
      The five universal laws of human stupidity
      Now the book is better..
      “Corinne Purtill

      Not just a danger to themselves. (Reuters/Susana Vera)
      In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

      Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.

      Let’s take a look at Cipolla’s five basic laws of human stupidity:

      Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

      No matter how many idiots you suspect yourself surrounded by, Cipolla wrote, you are invariably lowballing the total. This problem is compounded by biased assumptions that certain people are intelligent based on superficial factors like their job, education level, or other traits we believe to be exclusive of stupidity. They aren’t. Which takes us to:

      Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

      Cipolla posits stupidity is a variable that remains constant across all populations. Every category one can imagine—gender, race, nationality, education level, income—possesses a fixed percentage of stupid people. There are stupid college professors. There are stupid people at Davos and at the UN General Assembly. There are stupid people in every nation on earth. How numerous are the stupid amongst us? It’s impossible to say. And any guess would almost certainly violate the first law, anyway.

      Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

      Cipolla called this one the Golden Law of stupidity. A stupid person, according to the economist, is one who causes problems for others without any clear benefit to himself.

      The uncle unable to stop himself from posting fake news articles to Facebook? Stupid. The customer service representative who keeps you on the phone for an hour, hangs up on you twice, and somehow still manages to screw up your account? Stupid.

      This law also introduces three other phenotypes that Cipolla says co-exist alongside stupidity. First there is the intelligent person, whose actions benefit both himself and others. Then there is the bandit, who benefits himself at others’ expense. And lastly there is the helpless person, whose actions enrich others at his own expense. Cipolla imagined the four types along a graph, like this:

      Graph with the benefits and losses that an individual causes to him or herself and causes to others. According to Carlo M. Cipolla
      Stupidity, graphed.

      The non-stupid are a flawed and inconsistent bunch. Sometimes we act intelligently, sometimes we are selfish bandits, sometimes we act helplessly and are taken advantage of by others, and sometimes we’re a bit of both. The stupid, in comparison, are paragons of consistency, acting at all times with unyielding idiocy.

      However, consistent stupidity is the only consistent thing about the stupid. This is what makes stupid people so dangerous. Cipolla explains:

      Essentially stupid people are dangerous and damaging because reasonable people find it difficult to imagine and understand unreasonable behavior. An intelligent person may understand the logic of a bandit. The bandit’s actions follow a pattern of rationality: nasty rationality, if you like, but still rationality. The bandit wants a plus on his account. Since he is not intelligent enough to devise ways of obtaining the plus as well as providing you with a plus, he will produce his plus by causing a minus to appear on your account. All this is bad, but it is rational and if you are rational you can predict it. You can foresee a bandit’s actions, his nasty maneuvres and ugly aspirations and often can build up your defenses.

      With a stupid person all this is absolutely impossible as explained by the Third Basic Law. A stupid creature will harass you for no reason, for no advantage, without any plan or scheme and at the most improbable times and places. You have no rational way of telling if and when and how and why the stupid creature attacks. When confronted with a stupid individual you are completely at his mercy.

      All of which leads us to:

      Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

      We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril. This brings us to the fifth and final law:

      Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

      And its corollary:

      A stupid person is more dangerous than a bandit.

      We can do nothing about the stupid. The difference between societies that collapse under the weight of their stupid citizens and those who transcend them are the makeup of the non-stupid. Those progressing in spite of their stupid possess a high proportion of people acting intelligently, those who counterbalance the stupid’s losses by bringing about gains for themselves and their fellows.

      Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, “an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity.”

      “Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty,” Cipolla concludes. “And the country goes to Hell.”

      • When trying to sweep up behind some unmitigated disaster, it usually almost impossible in practice to tell the difference between stupidity, malice & craziness. SMC. The end results are indistinguishable.
        Determining who the real participants were becomes the key important milestone in dealing with the personnel issues. Once the real perps are positively identified, then adjustments can be executed.
        Malicious individuals tend to camouflage participation, but can be discouraged from that behavior pattern with the right degree of exposure and potential prosecution. Having someone with some law enforcement experience conduct the interview with the suspected malicious f@ck-up is entertaining. Grand jury foremen are good at that.
        Crazy can be diagnosed and medicated, usually. Ok, maybe more like sometimes.
        Stupidity is intractable, and incurable.
        Clues to the presence of stupid in individuals can often be observed in their admirers. My favorite tell is when I hear someone say something like “he’s playing stupid ’cause he’s smart”. No, really, I’ve heard that too many times, and no, not once has it ever turned out to be truth. It is a universal truth that people who are playing stupid do so because they ARE stupid. Every time.

  6. Yesterday …

    Same place, same time …

    And I hear Mr. Martin passed last evening, in hospital.

    I heard about it a while back, and saw people scrambling. And just like at that moment, I’m still wondering, WTF ??

    One of those crazy things.

  7. “people walked out on high cultures ”

    Right. Look at the childcare tax checks. The childless are competing agaisnt the $300.00 a month. $300 is the first 20 hours of work, of the month @ $15.00 /HR.

    If the child’ed family has two kids, that’s the childless’ entire first week of pay for the month. More if you consider deductions. And there is only 4.4 weekly checks in a month.

    Reagan started it with the Free Lunch programs. Nah, J/K – Mainstream free Lunch started after WW2 when government noticed how malnourished most folks were.

    I notice the newcomers who don’t look like me are usually shorter than old-stock Americans. Could be malnutrition. But I really don’t know who is who. I use clues like skin tone, clothing choices, language.

      • The website has loaded in the 2019 UN stats to graph population growth by nation from 1950 to 2100. The examples I entered in for random countries around the globe showed decreasing populations after 2060 if not outright lower by 2100. Maybe it’s something baked into the algorithm or a rosy glasses future perspective?

    • The Reason that Reagan started most of those programs.. what after he raided the money set aside for Social Security to bail out the banks.. he discovered his trickle down theory wouldn’t work.. instead it was a bend over and stick it in theory.. the trillions that were lost.. the economy was faltering and needed a boost.. outsourcing jobs was wrong and started the great decline..
      I like Ronny.. and I believe that if the ethics had been the same as it was in the rebuilding after the depression that it would have worked..
      what he didn’t count on was GREED… and multi million dollar bonuses resulted.. the what would have been an excess of roughly a hundred trillion plus or minus in social security funds became a deficit and now openly discussed as a burden.. its why the stimulus checks.. we would be deep into a depression if they didn’t give out the stimulus and now I think they are looking at it as.. oh my we need to give more.. in december.. that three hundred per child will end.. roughly seventy five million children.. or around 22.5 billion dollars give or take extra in the economy per month being spent.. in January.. that ends..
      and that doesn’t count for the millions of illegal refugees that have been smuggled into the USA via the Kammy J express given great jobs new homes and everything else.. the whole thing use to be called SNAFU.. to keep the noodle going.. a little longer.. they have but only a couple of options.. dump more water on the table.. is one of them..

  8. Interesting time analysis about the timing of China’s potential “Expansion” into resource rich lands.

    Sure would like to be a fly on the wall Monday so I could listen in to Xi and Brandon talk. Xi may very well DEMAND that the US agree to a time frame for Taiwan’s transition to Chinese rule.

    If Brandon doesn’t agree, and of course he won’t, then if Xi is asking you KNOW Xi has already decided to invade, and invade soon. Olympics be damned … they are going to be a “Bust” for China anyway with the press setting out to rip them apart because of their internment camps … so China probably isn’t so keen anymore on holding them.

    Get your cheap Chinese shit NOW … since in a few months there may no longer be ANY Chinese shit to buy at any price.

  9. Poland-Belarus border: The BBC reports from the camps within touching distance of the EU

    Thousands of people, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, are at Belarus’ border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU.

    A-wah, a-wahhh, sniffle, sniffle…

    Belarus had an election, 14 months ago.

    George Soros’ minions rolled into Minsk last summer, armed with the same Swedish NAZI head-bangers he sent into Kiev.

    Our State Department teamed up with Soros to create a candidate, then stuff the Belarus election. We failed, and so started whining about a “crooked election” and insinuating that Lukashenko cheated.

    Of course it was crooked. We stuffed the ballot boxes.

    ‘Problem is, Lukashenko won in a landslide. If he cheated, he would still have won comfortably, once any disputed favorable ballots were tossed.

    THEN, somebody in NATO hired a wet team…

    The assassination attempt against Lukashenko failed.

    All things considered, Lukashenko has not been a bad leader for Belarus. He is a very smart person. However, he is not a nice person.

    In the last 14 months, we (meaning NATO, the EU, and the US) have tried to cheat him, incarcerate him, incite riots in his cities, spawn a coup d’etat, and murder him. He watched Kiev fall to NATO, and ensured that Minsk would not follow suit. I have little doubt the PTB who’re driving the takedown of the United States are unhappy with Belarus for demonstrating that walls & fences actually do work…

    He was friendly with Putin, before. I’d be willing to bet he’s Putin’s best buddy, now, and frankly, I don’t blame him.

    With all that said, I believe nothing I hear about the Belarus – Poland thing. I was getting most of my intel regarding Ukraine from newspapers in Warsaw and Minsk. Now I can’t trust these, which pisses me off…

  10. I know this is a finance-related publication, but I’ve an idea:

    Let’s have some finance-related links!!

    “No More Private Bank Deposits” – Biden’s Radical Currency Nominee Wants All Bank Accounts To Be Controlled By The Fed

    Biden’s Marxist currency nominee Saule Omarova said that all private bank accounts should be taken over and controlled by the Federal Reserve.

    “Most-radical” is not an exaggeration. She’s an old Soviet bureaucrat…

    Black Americans Sue U.S. Farms for Replacing Them with Foreign Workers: ‘It’s Like Being Robbed of Your Heritage’

    Black Americans who spent most of their lives working on Mississippi farms are suing their former employer after they were replaced by foreign workers on the H-2A visa program.

    A Record 4.4 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in September

    A record number of Americans quit their jobs in September, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey [JOLTS] report released on Friday.

    Citing Georgia’s Support For The Firearms Industry, Remington Announces Move From New York

    In September, 2021, Smith & Wesson announced that it was moving to Tennessee from Springfield, Massachusetts, and now Remington Firearms announces that it is moving its headquarters from New York to LaGrange, Georgia.

    Smith & Wesson to Relocate Headquarters to Tennessee

    Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. one of the nation’s oldest firearms manufacturers, announced today that it is moving its headquarters and significant elements of its operations to Maryville, Tennessee in 2023. Smith & Wesson has been based in Springfield, Massachusetts since the company was incorporated in 1852.

    I posted this in September, but just in case someone missed it, and is interested…

    • From what I’ve been reading there’s a not insignificant number of people like JSnip on YouTube who’ve made enough gains in cryptos to quit their jobs. Not advocating it just sayin’ that’s out there as well. We’ll see what happens when things fall apart.

      • Lots go rich in tulips, but did familial wealth endure? Not so much.
        Besides, on pissed off person mentioning you didn’t declare your wallet on the 1040 and – bada bing – better be a big Brandon supporter…

      • This is so true. Navigating the tumultuous waters of declaring and assessing your profits in crypto adds another layer of confusion to one’s tax picture that I’d rather not deal with regardless of how much is to be gained. JSnip talks a lot about paying off his debts, buying a new home with property in N. Mexico and even buying a helicopter but has yet to talk about how he’s handling the tax situation behind it all. Hope he has enough to pay a danged good CPA. If this pretend administration actually does get the bill to tax unrealized gains then it’s going to be game over for this and many other assets.

  11. Biden announces former Obama FDA commissioner Robert Califf to lead FDA again

    President Joe Biden on Friday announced the nomination of Robert Califf to head up the Food and Drug Administration again, urging the Senate to quickly confirm him a second time.

    GOP Alaska Sen Murkowski announces reelection bid, prepares for battle with Trump allies

    Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Friday that she will seek reelection in 2022, setting up another tough primary battle that includes efforts by former President Trump to unseat her.

    Which I hope he does. The Murkowskis have held that Senate seat since 1980. She inherited it from her dad, Frank, who surrendered the seat to become Alaska’s Governor, then appointed her to it. Frank is the crooked politician who spurred Sarah Palin to run for Governor. Palin “primaried” him by 51% to 19% on a plank of undoing all his corrupt acts (biggest primary loss by an incumbent in U.S. history). The fact he’s a crook doesn’t mean she is, but it also doesn’t mean she isn’t, and she’s been a poor-to-mediocre representative of Alaskans’ issues and values. She needs to go.

    • Yeah sure – an “apple” defying gravity – rolling away from the “tree”. Surely the the Sun will rise in the West next…………

  12. Public health or private wealth? How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism

    The titans of global capitalism are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to institute social credit-style digital ID systems across the West.

    I don’t know if this should be categorized as “finance,” “COVID,” “NWO/conspiracy theory,” “Mark of the Beast,” or what. In any case, it ain’t cool…

  13. Talk about high-profile infectees…

    Green Bay Packers activate QB Aaron Rodgers for Sunday’s game against Seattle Seahawks

    Aaron Rodgers has met protocols for returning to play set by the NFL and NFLPA, setting the stage for the quarterback to return when the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS).

    Rogers seems to have survived unscathed, on his C,D3,Zn,melatonin regimen with HCQ, Ivermectin, and a Regeneron infusion added after testing positive.

    In a related article:

    Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger lands on COVID list despite being vaccinated

    The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Saturday that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. This is despite Roethlisberger stating he is vaccinated.

    I hope Rothlisberger will also come through unscathed, and expect him to, but it sure would suck for the faux-i one and Mr. Biden if he didn’t…

      • A key marker for a new strain of flu is that the vaccine efficacy diminishes rapidly. I suppose the same might apply to manmade contagions. Given that nothing that comes out of the mouth of the ranking govt expert can be believed, you are kind of on your own to puzzle it out.

      • @n_____

        ‘Problem is there’s a growing body of evidence that vaccinated people who become infected are incubating, spawning, and distributing, newer strains of the virus, because it’s happening considerably faster than the virus would mutate naturally, based on mutation profiles of other coronaviruses.

  14. Oh, and just for Andy:

    Ferris Bueller’s teacher day off? Seattle sick-out could cost taxpayers millions

    Children enrolled in Seattle Public Schools were enjoying the second day of an unexpected four-day weekend Friday after a move by district teachers that likely will cost the district millions of dollars.

    Apparently, Seattle residents don’t like Inslee’s jab mandate…

    • paper gold/Gold is breaking out ! Get on that Hos – ride the bucking bronc to the promised land – wealth preservation.
      Gold its what for Money – therefore, if you dont Hold it Ure hand, presactly like Crypto coinz – you dont OWN squata.

      • Our holdings are exactly one lone round of each, lol. Like we said in PN Sat, $2,500+ would only bring gold to the monetary base expansion, to say nothing of the liar’s factor, lol
        Only paper we believe in around here is Charmin –

  15. Evergrande payments are $148,000,000.

    The U.S. will erase the equivalent of 13 months Evergrande payments as student loan forgiveness. That’s rich!

    $2,000,000,000 / 30,000 = about 4,444 pretax hours of work at $15.00/HR. There’s only 2080 straight-time hours of work in year.

    Student loan forgiveness: Education Department erased $2 billion in debt for 30,000 borrowers

    “According to a tweet by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Thursday, roughly 10,000 borrowers who were on PSLF have already had $715 million erased because of the change in policy and another 20,000 will be notified in the “coming weeks.” Altogether, according to Cardona, 30,000 borrowers will see roughly $2 billion forgiven.”

    • Anyone who paid off their student loans should sue the shit out of govt on this one. Unequal protection screams all over the country. Don’t pay and get off free? Not so much as community service hours? I mean WTF don’t anyone believe in work and honesty anymore.
      Oh, wait…Brandon…m y bad.

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