Rat Racing the Markets

To get “out of the Rat Race”  you don’t have to “kill all the rats.”  You just have to  out-think them We’ll run down the job cut data and more, in a sec. but it’s important to start with the big contexts and then gnaw our way toward the cheese.

You see, most people don’t spend as much time  studying their problems in life.  Instead, we are programmed – from the ground up – to  be reactive.

What causes me to begin with the “Get Out of the Rat Race!” discussion?

Planet of the Rats

Three things:

First, “Successful Geezerhood” is the focus piece in  Peoplenomics Saturday.

Second, that was spurred by the shocking discovery when I ran our year-on-year net worth Wednesday and discovered it had gone up more than half-way to six-figures for the year.  Paper?  Sure.  But, it still spends.  Now, if we could just find an open casino that’s people-free…

Third, this was because I plan to live a successful “Geezerhood” (with my ex-bunny “geezer-pleaser”) for  years to come.

Two Words About Rats

Federal Reserve.

The Fed is (superficially) supposed to be maximizing growth and full employment.  This is the so-called “dual mandate.”

It’s also  either a) a bald-faced lie or b) a horrific failure.

Because we have been in  both growth collapse and employment collapse since we began reporting on CV-19 back in January.  I don’t put them on the free site here anymore because people would freak out.  Half past Grimm.

Which – in turn – is because a) there’s no vaccine that works, b) doctors are going to court to overturn official gag efforts on cheap solutions, and c) Trump opened his mouth instead of letting medicine work the problem.

As a result, he’s well on his way to “talking himself out of a job” – which fits one of the late Pappy Ure’s greatest pearls of wisdom:

“Your mouth will generally get you into more trouble than it will ever get you out of.”

Yea, verily, 71+ years of close observation has confirmed this statistical Truth.  (We assume you know Truth is nothing more than the highest-available statistical correlation, right? It’s all axiom and rule scoring.  “The Truth” is never absolute  – which explains why lawyers behave as they do.  But that’s a discussion for another morning…)

Rats In Motion

The Fed Rats (not to be confused with Fed Rates)  don’t have many options.  They don’t own factories, so they can’t go out and hire people.  Instead, they CAN (and  do) Make Up Money.  How Much?

February 19th, our Aggregate Index hit its previous all-time high.  M2 was pegged at $15.447 trillion.  In the weekly report last week, M2 had blazed ahead to $18.318 trillion.  That’s only 18.6% (rounded), but, you can see we’re only 6-months into the American Slow-Motion Train Wreck.  ASMTW.

If the ASMTW continues to confuse and confound, the reason is three-fold.

  1. The president didn’t articulate what was coming well.  (See “Open mouth, insert foot.”).
  2. The Fed couldn’t reduce economic gobbledygook to consumables fit for IQ 95 Americans.
  3. And the Nasty Nancy and the shift-show in Congress kept Trump off focus and spending like crazy.

We can address the issue of “Voting all the bastards out” in what…89-days?  But, we have to tunnel through to understanding the unsolvable problem:

The Silence of the Rats

All you need to do is look at long-term monetary inflation – which the Fed doesn’t like to do – because it’s a national embarrassment.   “How so?” Ure thinking…

In 1913 you could get a nice steak dinner for  (then backed by silver) ONE U.S. Dollar.

Today, same dinner, but paid for with Feral Reserve Notes and back by nothing more solid than  political speechmaking, will cost about $27-FRNs.

Regression time kids?  (Know how to use the “solve-for” function in Excel?

I haven’t run it for several years, but the CAIR *(compound annual interest rate) was about 3.4 percent, or so.  Based on the folks up at Neel Kashkari’s shop, the Minneapolis Fed.

On that site, if you put $1.00 and set the start date to 1913, you will see the 2019 dollars came out to $25.88.  But, it doesn’t stop there, even though this ugly all by itself reveals the U.S. dollar has held-on to only 3.864-percent of its 1913 purchasing power.  The rest?  Gone with inflation/interest.

Actually, it gets worse.  I reckon  real inflation this year could come in upwards of 3-1/2%.  Which would put the real 1913 costs in today’s “dollars” at 26.786.  And that, dear rat lover means only 3.73% of purchasing power is left vis-à-vis 1913.

Where is the Honest Rat?

If the Fed were really honest about looking out for IQ-95 America, they would teach the following curriculum every time the Fed Boss opens his mouth (boca de raton, right?):

  • “We have to make up money because your Congress is spending more than we make as a country.”
  • “This means long-term inflation is a GIVEN.”
  • “To get rich, leverage inflation.
  • Buy things that will go up in Value.”  Like Housing, collectibles, precious metals and gems…..”
  • WARNING: the crooks in Congress will try to tax away you’re gains because everyone in Washington is  literally on the Take.”
  • “You never get what you paid for.  Everyone takes handling charges.”
  • “(OK, and we rent-back your money, but that’s a kind of Jekyll Island problem… not open to discussion.  Notice how it all worked out for Kennedy?  Of course that’s conspiracy theory…or is it?“)

Rat Droppings

All over the place.

Droppings of interest rates.

Droppings of Made Up Money (under the guise of commie-style “modern monetary theory” which works only if there are no externalities like competing currencies which are about to knock off the Buck) directly into bonds.

And dropping money (through proxies) into markets with what amounts to “free money for the big boyz.”

And the amount of the stimulus (for non-rats) so far?  A pittance.

So, where’s our next pile of dough?  The Big Orange Rat (BOR) is trying to get some cheese out to his base, as we read in “COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits: Donald Trump Says He’s Considering Executive Action On Extension, Other Relief If No Deal Reached With Democrats.”

But, Nancy Old Rat (NOR) has been clear for several weeks (showing she can read an election calendar) that “Pelosi Rejects Short-Term Extension of Unemployment Benefits, Again.

Salon  seems to see how political cheese works in “Trump has promised to stop evictions — but the GOP has a powerful incentive not to…”  Another “elections are coming” trap.  Where the rats battle to their political deaths to hold whatever untenable ground they started from.

Oh RATS!  Job Cuts

Now we’re into The Moment:  From Challenger, Gray & Christmas the monthly “rat present.”

“Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers jumped in July to 262,649, the third-largest monthly total ever behind April’s 671,129 and May’s 397,016, according to a monthly report released Thursday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.”

You remember from “Rat Training 101” this part, right?

Moreover, the genus Market Rat  is unpredictable when their food supply of “free money” is challenged.  Sometimes they will “buy the rumor and sell the news” while other times they will “sell the rumor and BUY the news…”

We amateur rodentologists sensed  the rats were about to turn when the market ran up on air and bullshit on Wednesday.  Yeah, rats eat that up!

Despite futures prices being down 100 before the open, market rats are unpredictable Despite disappearing jobs and soaring real prices, they ran the Dow positive before the open.

Rats on crack, bubba.  Let’s talk about why the turnaround:

Oh RATS 2: New Unemployment Claims

Better than expected: “In the week ending August 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,186,000, a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week’s revised level.

CNBC cheered the rats on with Stock futures trim losses after better-than-expected jobless claims data.”  Go rats!

Tomorrow’s statistical infestation will be the federal job report.  As always, we recommend looking at the one Big Number that matters:  Total Number of People actually working.

Because that’s who pays the taxes and those taxes ought to pay down the deficit.  But, in reality won’t until we elect more Cats to Office.  And get stronger Cats to take on the millions of Rats in the District of Cheese.

Rat-a-Tat Global

Ratus Americanus is not alone: Lots of other Rat News to consider.

For example in Scotland, politics and rats are a savory blend as revealed in OAP: ‘I’ll sue the council over rats in my house’.  Rats are the same, worldwide.

Climate Change and Rats?  Why,  soitenly.  as Larry, Mo, and Curly  would put it.  In New Zealand, no less.  “More rats, hungry Kiwi: How DOC plans to prepare native species for climate change.”

Rats have bigger problems, than just hanging on in D.C.  “Study finds Perth’s urban reptiles are accumulating toxic levels of rat poison.”

Fortunately, in our world of runaway Political Correctness (top of the  Piped Piper’s tunes list)  even rats have role models: Brooks Koepka: The ‘gym rat’ challenging the view that golfers ‘aren’t that athletic in type’.  (You remember Elaine was something of a gym rat, right?)

And you know Rats are going to be the NBT ( next big thing) when Disney rolls with Take a ride on ‘Ratatouille’ at Disneyland Paris and see a ‘rat’s eye view’.

Got a  PlayStation?  Not bugs in software…no sir: Rats! Mad Rat Dead demo now available in Japan.

Even prestigious  Nature is all over Rats, lately.  See “Analysis of platelets from a diet-induced obesity rat model” and “Cognitive function and brain plasticity in a rat model of shift work” for starters.

Suffer’n Suriphobia, Rat Man

Be sure to share with your murophobic friends.  Only takes a mouse.

I could go on forever…aided by my  mouse.  But  Zeus the Cat reminds not to obsess, though it’s easy in such a target-rich nest.

I need some chow or you need some D-Con, Fatso.”

“Shut your trap…you furry feline.  A word to the bunny-gym rat hybrid and you’ll starve.”

You too, tubby.”

OK…everyone’s got leverage.  Go be a “good little gerbil” and get on the Big Wheel of Work. 

We’re all caged.

Write when you get rich (or just get really  sick of puns),


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George Ure
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40 thoughts on “Rat Racing the Markets”

  1. what do you say ? I couldn’t give a rats ass .. pump your gold pump your market pump your money and pump covid hoax .. the big laugh the guru mice talking of resets . whatever .. once again groundhog day and kick the can down the road .. watch the rat traps

    • I guess it’s no problem to find “extras” when you need them. Put out a Cattle Call and they come running. Not my favorite genre but poignant nevertheless.

  2. “Now, if we could just find an open casino that’s people-free…” I can’t brag that I am rich yet, but I’ve been supplementing my income with winnings from gambling on horses online for several years. I make about 4-5 times what I put in, $6-7500 reportable a year. I make thousands of small bets, mostly under $5, because I enjoy the game. My favorite is $3 to show, which will pay on lst, 2nd or 3rd place in races with 8 or fewer horses. One of the few sports which has so far kept going without on-site crowds.

  3. Rat infestation,,Pied Piper,,beware, there is some truth behind nursery rhymes,,protect your children

  4. I know, George, that you peruse Suspicious 0bservers now and then but rarely say anything about Ben’s site. His “The Next End of the World | Q & A” video brought a thought to mind, again, that TPTB know something is coming our way and have generally allowed things to go to pot as a result. They’re slowly withdrawing into one last “Hurrah!” because so many common sense measures could have been taken over the years to more effectively manage our countries and yet here we are in La-La Land.

    Given that successive stars have been affected by the approaching galactic wave and the outer planets have successively shown their reactions to it means that the wave is imminent. Knowing exactly what is in store for Planet Earth and our Sun is the big question, though, and could give an entirely different meaning to some of what you touched on in your Peoplenomics article “Faster Than Light Adventures”. While it’s immensely entertaining to consider a “simple” World-wide financial collapse the prospect of a Solar system-wide shakeup is something else entirely. One could easily see why ET has taken his time making general contact with us. Could he and those in the know simply be waiting to pick up whatever pieces are left after the latest “End of the World” plays out?

    We shall see….

    • I’ve been wondering about an explanation, for why our, and a number of other nations’ space programs, are huffin’ and sweatin’ to get excursion vehicles to Mars…

    • “why ET has taken his time making general contact with us. Could he and those in the know simply be waiting to pick up whatever pieces are left after the latest “End of the World” plays out?”

      Deep Stuff Bill…. I have asked myself that very question? the question of whether or not ET is real hasn’t been a contemplated question for decades now.. but the question of why.. why doesn’t our govt. tell us what they know.. when just about every other country on the planet discloses events and activities.. could it be that we really might not like to know what they know..
      but then you get to books like world system analysis… and it sheds some light on a few subjects..
      could it be that our govt.. and every other govt.. world wide has been building DUMB’s for decades.. the vast majority of us are not invited.. yet in Russia and China etc.. they have regular training exercises having the population go into them..I have been in a couple and seen a few more.. you could put six semi trucks side by side and drive through them.. seeing the lost of crops and the essential supply chain.. could it be that we will see the collapse of the world economic systems.. let it all drop where it will and let the rest filter out for itself..
      all very good things to contemplate.. who will survive.. We only see the image that they show us…https://web.stanford.edu/class/ihum40/cave.pdf

      • There’s even supposed to be a D.U.M.B. out here in W. Texas in, like, Uvalde or close to Big Lake. Dunno, but they seem to be a fool’s game to me. If we’re talking meteor impacts or other physical shakeup there’ll be a lot of people trapped underground … in the dark … eating peanut butter and friends sandwiches.

  5. Rats, meeses, and assorted rodents! Something found a way into my kitchen and I’m on the warpath! Sadly, my dear and most recent cat died a few years ago and I’ve got too much going on to care for one right now. I’ll have to do things the hard way – traps, etc, along with securing the house(and food) even more.

    For those that don’t know the channel, there’s a lot of info on youtube if you search for “Mousetrap Monday”. There’s even more on bitchute.com since youtube is censoring everyone to a degree.

    I’m not quite sure what to do about the demon Rats infesting politics. Removing their food(money) supply is a good start, though they’re wily and will fight to the end. I’d vote for Zeus for president, but he’s not qualified since he’s not achieved 35 years of age.

    At least he’s natural born.

  6. Quote:
    (We assume you know Truth is nothing more than the highest-available statistical correlation, right? It’s all axiom and rule scoring. “The Truth” is never absolute – which explains why lawyers behave as they do. But that’s a discussion for another morning…)

    Truth to a “lawyer” is one thing, truth to a machine is a whole different matter. Take as an example a lathe(or any “machine”); for it to be “level” is the common perception of correct. But I hold that it must be “true”. A whole different matter most easily explained by the use of a lathe on a ship. Simply put, the machine (lathe) must be true to itself. Although the environment may change, all parts of the machine move at the same time, at the same rate, and in the same direction. Although rarely achievable, that truth should be as close to absolute as possible.

    “Truth” in politics should be refered to as “level”. Truth is an absolute; level is relative.

    I apologize, I just woke up, this may not be as clear as I want it to be.

  7. George

    “rats are unpredictable.”

    It seems that you have stumbled upon the reason that UFO’s are seen all over the planet.

    Their here to observe the most insane population on any planet in the galaxy.

    There are three basic types of UFO users.

    Number 1 are the guys just getting started in the business. They haven’t figured out that high powered military radar can screw up their ships guidance and control systems. They often crash in spectacular fashion.

    Number 2 has it mostly figured out and their ships have deflector shields so that radar is no problem. As they enjoy the show on earth they often nibble on cows and abduct people so they can figure out why were so damn stupid.

    Number 3 has been around a long time. Their ships are way cool and even have cloaking device so they can hide from our radar. They have made the situation on earth a business model. They sell cruises to earth so other citizens of the galaxy can see for themselves the insanity and hilarity that goes on here. We expect that their business will be going on for a long long time.

    When you look up at the sky smile, their watching!

  8. The only way I can justify this otherwise off topic post is that if you are dead, money doesn’t do you much good.

    Re: COVID19

    First, consider that green tea has been known for its many health benefits for literally thousands of years.

    Some of those many benefits can be found here: https://blog.lifeextension.com/2019/05/green-tea-health-benefits-and-safety.

    Then the discovery that an added benefit of green tea is the ability of the principal Catechin (EGCG) to transport zinc both safely and efficiently into cells some 6 TIMES more effectively than HCQ….

    Add in that it is the ZINC that actually kills viruses, including the many varieties of coronviruses, and you have a major reason why many studies of HCQ against Covid19 failed to find any benefit …they left out the zinc!

    On that note, there is an excellent post on Zerohedge that people should read, print, save and pass on to those who will listen.

    You, of course, need to do your own research, and make your own decisions, but I am adding a few cups of green tea (or capsule equivalent) to my daily routine.
    I already take the zinc.

    What amazes me is the large number of safe, effective and very inexpensive preventives and treatments available for COVID, and a large number of other diseases, and how they are vilified by MSM and the majority of the medical establishment.

    To them it appears that everything really is a business model… which is why they will collapse in their current form.

    • The antioxidant Quercetin is nearly as effective as green tea as a zinc ‘ionophore’. Ionophores like HCQ, green tea, and Quercetin are what usher the zinc into cells to fight the virus.

  9. Yo Lunch Money,

    If theres a RAT in Ure kitchen..what cha gonna do ? – URE going to FIX that Rat,right?

    We gotz some serious FIXING to do LuMo..

    – some Good People R Going to be DOING some BAD Things, to some Very Bad People – in the very near future.

    In the meantime if U had loaded up on the SLV, or any of assorted precious Metal Miners & Streamers – U would be talking New – Porsche/Airplane/Boat/Tesla, ect right about now..

    Precious Metals is THE ANSWER to Central Bank Liquidity Operations – just on the De-Valuation Basis alone, U would B making money..lotz and lotz.

    HellzBellz LuMo, even that dam TBN is prolly making lotz o money –

    Now about that RAT..https://youtu.be/XRXvfA6GV_o

  10. Again, off topic but …

    George, a few questions for you.

    A few days ago you posted something concerning your light crown experiments, and somebody else posted about experiments with light pulsing at 40 HZ as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

    Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W4ZdXOSXiI

    My question/s goes like this …

    IF 40 HZ light pulses improve brain function, what does the flicker rate of the screen you are looking at do?

    What would a graph of Alzheimer disease cases against popularity of Movie theaters, TV’s and computer usage look like?

    1. How hard would it be to modify computer, TV and cell phone screens to output at 40 HZ?
    2. How hard would it be to modify room LED lighting to flicker at 40 HZ?

    I think it is fairly obvious where I am going with this, but would like your thoughts on the subject.

    • “what does the flicker rate of the screen you are looking at do?”

      What a great question KAS……

      I actually did a lot of reading on this very subject a few years ago… I am trying to find some of the articles on the internet without boring you to tears with a lot of reading.. but basically.. I have seizures.. I cannot watch a video or movie produced in Europe for an example.. I cannot have a cathode ray video and even judge how fast I drive by a line of trees in bight sunlight.. these will affect me.. on video we seldom have a choice but I don’t watch movies with a lot of flashing lights etc..https://www.jneurosci.org/content/24/38/8278
      the sequencing of the flicker of a sixty frame per second has control over your subconscious mind.. there is a book that I read that first got me interested in these kind of things.. I think it is called it can’t happen here.. but to be basically there was a movie where some people could see the secret signs being posted to affect the subconscious.. obey, eat here, etc.
      as an example one move companies intro has a man bouncing on a trampoline and smiling faces and sunflowers all around.. most people don’t see this it is read by the subconscious mind.. https://youtu.be/MVdjupsToAE Personally I see this one standing still…the first few times I viewed it I thought everyone was pulling my leg.. I can now see it moving both ways..
      it is all abut controlling the messages that are meant for your subconscious mind.. I looked for the intro that has the guy bouncing on the trampoline but cannot find it and I don’t have the equipment that can pick it out and show you..its like the subliminal to get you to watch the movie spiderman in the movie the italian job..he runs across the street just as the plate is dropped.. they are all over the place. the womens breasts on the horses butt as the cowboy rides into the sunset.. or the sudden urge to go get a sandwich etc.. mind control for the kids.. kids minds are more open to being programmed..the desensitization and glorification of violence and crime and deviant behaviors.. yet we all let our kids watch shows.. I try to keep them interested in curiosity stream and gaia ted etc..
      god this sounds all jumbled up.. it is a really deep subject and one that can be argued.. but the film flickering does affect the subconsious.. https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-does-a-chicken-tell-time
      I have a theory that all of time past forward etc.. is a frequency.. if we could see or be sensitive enough to view the different frequencies we could see the past or the future all exist in the same time frame.. all are present.. parallel universe theory sort of hits on this.https://heavy.com/news/2020/05/nasa-finds-evidence-of-parallel-universe/
      its all a frequency.. the mandala effect.. what is your thought or is it the thought taught to you by subliminals while doing a paper for school..
      we only have to trust those around us.. there are many times where these experiments have been done.. you can do the same thing with your children.. the children are taught this in grade school with the blue eyes are smarter than brown eye kids.. etc..
      were we can tell our kids they are smart and bright daily and let it become what they know and trust..
      sorry for such a long drawn out confused mess.. its hard for me to put into words what point i am driving at..

    • Hey Dave… Long time ago I read in an antique how to book that was for the pioneers in wagon trains.. anyway they suggested you sprout corn then mix the sprouts with cracked corn and oats.. put the corn your going to sprout in a cloth bag soak it for a couple of hours.. then let it drain it takes about three days..
      I did this when I had chickens.. they literally go nuts for it and I had some of the fattest chickens around.. just thought I would share that tid bit..

      • oh I forgot.. you do that soak the corn every day for three days.. it works wonders..

  11. Comrades,

    The Times of Israel noted earlier this week that the Ukrainian Antonov 225, the world’s largest cargo freighter, had stopped in Tel Aviv to pick up one of two Iron Dome systems purchased by the US last year for same day delivery back to the US. According to the public radar records, the plane routed Kiev Bangor Prestwick Chateauroux Tel Aviv Kiev.

    • Oh, in all the Beirut mess, Ukrainian lawyers are alleging that the MV Rhosus that transported the ammonium nitrate sank some 2 or 3 years ago in Beirut port due to a water leak in the hull? Was it flying a Spanish flag at the time?

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