“This here is what’cha call a “target rich environment” to kick-off the week.
Early Futures Don’t Tell
The Dow Futures were up 8,, the S&P down 4-1/2 and the NASDAQ down 40. But with better’n two-hours to the open. Useless since no consensus there.
This week (Palm Sunday week in Orthodox, Easter Sunday next weekend) all’s semi-quiet on the Eastern Front (Ukraine, if you live under a rock).
The BIG Ukraine story is that 35-years ago, an old-style (going from memory here) graphite reactor lit off and caused horrible pollution and health issues.
Ah, but as we’re fond of reminding you “Everything’s a Business Model.” Today’s “Chernobyl at 35” example? “Ukraine International Airlines Operates Chernobyl Sightseeing Flight” reports Simple Flying.
And, north of Ukraine, Belarus didn’t exactly cozy-up with Russia during meetings between Belarus prez Lukashenko and Russian strongman Vlad Putin. Did Putin “Give him the word” on what was to come? And has that – in turn – driven “Belarus: Lukashenko seeks to empower son Viktor on succession?”
It’s laughable how governments worldwide eagerly toss “due process” when they want. Simply declare an “Emergency!” are all things are possible.
Speaking of Rads
Elaine being a “downwinder” from the Four Corners area will find this of interest: “Radioactive Residue From Bomb Tests Decades Ago Are Found in Honey.”
UFO Close Call?
There’s a story in the U.K. Sun which is worth a read:
Peoplenomics subscribers have access to some stuff I wouldn’t put on the public web in a paper accessible from the Master Index page. “Who’s There?” On UAPs and UFOs. (PDF)
Back to Moneymaking
Three items to plug into your decision-making on investments. (Four if you toss in UFOs and precious metals, lol)…
First is the Durable Goods report just out:
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $256.3
billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up ten of the last eleven months, followed
a 0.9 percent February decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.6 percent. Excluding
defense, new orders increased 0.5 percent. Fabricated metal products, up six of the last seven months, led
the increase, $1.2 billion or 3.6 percent to $35.4 billion.
[Explainer: How this number is “baked?” This is dangerous knowledge, Citizen. It’s all measured in Dollars and the Money-printing, data-hiding Fed doesn’t want you to know they have increase money by more than 2% a month. Ergo, as in any good communist state – which, who knows, may be where the idea came from – we are all “Enjoying robust growth.” It’s just we seem to have the same bank balances and the same holes in checking account…and – as in latter Soviet days, shortages are emerging in the stores. Whee! Ain’t democratic socialism great?]
The second news item to plan on is the Case-Shiller Housing report due out tomorrow.
And the data-hiding (tantamount to lying by omission) about money supply “Federal” (sic) Reserve has a rate meeting this week. Our money is on “no change” because if they increase rates, the market would collapse. And if they drop rates, same thing. For now, they are riding “Ure’s Discontinuity” quite well.
[Explainer: “Ure’s Discontinuity” involves how – as interest rates approach zero, bonds go to zero and money piles out of bonds and into stocks. Confirming evidence is seen as crypto-currencies are also going into space while having woefully little (as in no) Utility Value off the Internet out of hype’s way.]
Dressed Up As “News”
If you’re eyeing bug-out ideas? Try “How Easy Is It To Escape Taxes By Moving Offshore Or To Puerto Rico?.”
Oklahoma justice tales: How failure to return a video tape almost 22-years ago led to a felony charge (now dropped): Made the NY Times “Overdue VHS Tape From 1999 Leads to Warrant for Embezzlement.
“So, What else is New?” Well, except it’s a civil rights attorney making the call? “Leo Terrell: Biden, Harris want to ‘destroy America’ for ‘ultimate power.”
OTOH: Truth to Power: “Kentucky AG torches Biden, Dems for polarizing nation, exploding ‘tensions’ of racial injustice.”
Another Novel Plot? As we read the NPR story about how the “Indonesian Military Locates Wreckage Of Missing Submarine” a great novel plot appeared. In it, a certain large manufacturing and island-making country whose name begins with a “C” just had to test out their newest underwater drones to make sure they could clean the Pacific of subs – at will – for when they go taking Taiwan…. Just a novel, of course.
Much Personal Woo-Woo
As mentioned last week, the Dream Realms are getting a lot more active. Last night was no exception.
First major dream involved me being in a shopping center of some sort. Two-story high glass windows in a lobby or entry type area. There was violent weather outside, too. A strong message was telling me to “Go to your parents place…in the hills” which were 10-15 miles distant.
As I watched the weather deteriorate outside, I called the parent’s house. “Snowing up here, actually…” And I made a decision to make a run for the car in the parking lot outside when the weather broke.
As I watched, what had been a few skiffs a snow gradually got bigger and bigger until it was hail. Size of a baseball. I yelled at people near the windows to get back and seek cover…
Next thing I knew, I was awake. Wondering what the hell that was all about?
A check of the news streams got me wondering if “baseball sized hail” was showing anywhere. Besides the story “New storm brings fire danger, strong winds, snow and possible tornadoes” I was more interested in seeing “what’s out there” since it had the feel of a “what-is-not-yet” event.
“Large hail, damaging wind, floods, tornadoes possible in Tuesday forecast for Kansas” is one area to keep an eye on. Another was “Severe weather forecast for Southeast” that popped up on MSN.
I remained aware enough in the dream to focus on location but it wasn’t clear. Judging by the look of the landscape? I’d put it in (eastern) Utah or Colorado. New Mexico?. But the main heads-up from “Elsewhere” was to avoid the “trains of baseball sized hail” that look like the screen in the Neo film.
By the way, the glass didn’t break – but there were worries about the roof giving way and some interesting takeaways personally on hiding out in parking garages with post-and-tension construction which could fend off hardball-sized hail.
Since we had 82-degrees and only got down to 57 overnight, wasn’t here, for sure.
Border Woo-Woo, Too
The second dream – which involved (whoever’s consciousness I’d ‘jumped into’) – involved a military incursion into Mexico. Involved a Chrysler limo of some kind (a few years old) and people doing “drive-by” shootings over drugs and non-payment to coyotes.
Apparently, a U.S. military team. The limo had taken a few shots at apartments and homes with a paintball rifle (bright yellow) which was a kind of “last chance” before you get killed to pay up.
Naturally, I went looking for paintball stories and was rewarded with this one out of El Paso last week. Though the Dream Realms don’t usually offer history, so much as glances ahead. We’ll be doing scans for this, too.
Woo-Woo in Velour
Universe did have the courtesy to warn us some strange things would be ahead this weekend. Because as Elaine made the bed Friday morning, the velour had “arranged itself into a picture.” Have a look:
To me, it was immediately apparent: Some big EYES were going to be downloading to a sleeping figure. Here’s another angle on it:
Elaine said her jaw dropped when she noticed it. (She also saw a serpent on the top of the head, too.)
Let me know what you think. Curious what people make of it. I assure you, however, this was not something created by anything other than chance of “the covers” and it was placed between us. Elaine had unusual dreams, too.
Write when normal shows up,