The reason economic depressions have such a common ending (War) is rather simple, when you think about it:  They kill people and break things. Credit the US.mils with one of the finest examples of military “Truth in Advertising” as you’ll find.

With our shared future looking more like an economic depression to come,  as soon as we get through the blow-off phase of consumerism, Bitcoins, stocks, bonds, and miscellaneous what-have-you’s, it is not a bad time to think some unthinkables.

Missed by most sheep: the world is moving quickly to where the Global Business Model could use some “breaking things” to create a burst of synthetic demand.  Meanwhile, there is at least one country in Asia which is already on the “economic chopping block” not only due to radioactivity problems, aging reactors, ongoing seismic risks, but also their unsustainable pension obligations and massive debt.

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And that country is?  Japan.

North Korea is looking to expand its regional power and influence.  And with the popping of what we’d guess was around 2.6-megatons of nuke this weekend, the NK’s likely believe they are driving events now.

Russia’s has warned anyone who will listen: “Putin warns North Korea it could become like Iraq.”  And let’s not forget that China is supplying 90% of the foreign trade goods to North Korea, all the while “playing” the self-deluded nasty nest of neocons in the U.S. State Department for fools.

Again.  (The NNofN at State hasn’t lived down their epic fail in Ukraine, yet. And at least one of the authors of that debacle is now working Asia.  Great, huh?)

Which had us running models and thought-exercises all weekend to see how NK might come out on top.

Unfortunately, it’s rather easy. We trust the NK’s don’t read Urban.

Here is a quickie course titled “Boolean Algebra Truth Tables.”

The “tables” set up like this:

NK wants to blow up a nuke in a public venue.  They want power and clout.  Out from under sanctions.  Hunger hurts.

The Globalistas (which will be more deeply explored in our Peoplenomics report tomorrow) may not mind that because the NK’s might help with a larger, slow-motion background plan to dial-back global population.

Also, the Globies know that Japan is a ticking financial time bomb.  To be sure, the  Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund  (GPIF) did very well in the markets recently, but you’d have to be an idiot not to when the market is going up (mostly on G20 money creation).

A bit more diligence reveals the national debt of Japan is going up by $3,661 per second and their Debt to GDP ratio is a mind-numbing 221.2 percent.  Toss in the “they’re still Fuk’ed” from the reactor leaks and with likely soaring medical bills (and rising cancer rates) ahead, Japan is a serious global problem looking to come home to roost.

Stepping back a ways – and “thinking the unthinkable” is one of our core values –  a classic “Mate in 1” for the NK’s comes into focus.

All KJU needs to do is launch an ICBM into space out toward Guam.  When the missile is up well over the 100 km/62-mile high Kármán line, the NK’s announce a terrible mishap aboard their new “peaceful purposes” satellite.

HEMP: High-altitude ElectroMagnetic Pulse. Sianora, lights out.

We found great merit in a review of Thomas Overbye’s 2016 paper here.  In it, you can find (page 10) enough data to “rough out” that a large EMP just above the Kármán line would create a primary EMP impact area which, depending on who’s timing the event, could wipe out most of South Korean and Japanese computer infrastructure, or Japan and maybe tweak Guam a bit.

Given that the impact of the global business model would be a huge stimulus (it will take a global effort to recover Japan, especially since with HEMP (like Starfish Prime) there would be, in our quirky projections, about an even-money chance that multiple additional Japanese reactors (of the boiling water type) would fail and this would just about put the Pacific Ocean off limits to seafood production.

NK’s claiming it was an accident might prevent a US glass-making attack, but it could also become the Archduke Ferdinand moment.

To be sure, anyone with a brain for strategy would realize this was what the NK’s had in mind all along.

A May Washington Post article explains “Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.” Independent study of the NK’s hate of the South is warranted, as well.

This morning, the US Dow is likely to open down about 55-60.  But the Japanese Nikkei 225 is down 1.55% since their Friday close, thanks mainly to the North Korean mega-thump.

Off in the margins we noted the recent headline as Dennis Rodman praises Kim Jong Un for modernizing North Korea.

Perhaps Dennis Rodman’s trips to North Korea are meaningful at a preconscious conditioning level.  Rodman’s game is basketball.

Right now, both sides have their own version of shot clocks running.

If KJU believes he can score the “game point” and mesh with the globalist agenda to repudiate Japan’s national debt, then NK might begin to believe they could win with a faked-out shot from “outside the key.”

Global Nuclear War?

It would be nice to get a handle on when NK starts buying short positions via their offshore proxies.

Subscriber Roger in Tucson suggested you might want to bookmark and hit the “wind” button.  Fine thinking, Roger.

Sunspots Bounced a Bit

We have talked a bit about how sunspots may be correlated to wild stock trading.  So, we weren’t surprised when the new monthly solar data popped this morning:

The BIG question is what about the balance of the year?

Irma Track

No words needed:

How would you like to own a kite shop in the Keys?

OK, off to crunch numbers – stay safe. Moron the ‘morrow for Peoplenomics subs and our usual gleeful views here Thursday.

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