The Calm Before the Fed

The US Federal Reserve’s Open Market meeting begins tomorrow and honestly, there’s not much change in “the conventional wisdom” that they likely won’t raise rates this time.

The reason is computer modeling that suggests, based on recent work by former Fed-boss Ben Bernanke (et al), that Lower For Longer” (L4L) is the best course for rates now.  Sure, the Fed might raise them, but that would do several things.

First, the stock market, as we explained to readers of Peoplenomics this weekend, has passed through some overhead resistance and may now (remember, this is only a possibility)  head to new all-time highs over the summer.  Which has a certain “Replaying of 1929” appeal to it as a wave count.

The problem, though, is what happens if the Fed trying to “let a little air out of the bubbly market” with a rate hike this week?  They could couch it in sweeteners all day long, but with the foreshadowing events of a possible short-term recession on the horizon, how high can the market go?  Foreshadowing events like? “U.S. heavy equipment makers feeling pain from tariffs, disputes: report.”

We’re mindful of 11-year cycles and by our count, we’re edging close to the theoretical limits.  Market’s don’t go up forever.  “Except this time…” is a fool’s answer.

We live in exceptional times.  A while back on Peoplenomics I explained that history is now solidly twisted.

200-years ago, the only way to “own wealth” was to “go heavy.”  Have paid-up,  fee-simple land (and lots of it), a railroad, a steel company, and gold and silver which had widely acknowledged value.  Things witrh heft, ‘k?

Yet, in just 200-years, we have crossed the Rubicon  (in Cesar-like fashion circa 49 BC):  Things with the highest values today weigh nothing!

Arguably, computer software, Bitcoins, and even stocks have all been virtualized and weigh NOTHING.  Stocks?    All on servers, not issued as paper.  Virtual.  No internet, no wealth, are you following?

This brings into sharp focus the generational divide that gnaws on America.

One group of people (young) have no problem with the Internet -based “all things of value” being virtual.  The other side of the Fourth Turning is populated by older people who not only remember (and lived) in times where things of value have weight but also realize that the Internet has precisely zero permanence.  Oh, yeah: all data storage fails over time, too.

Despite this, looks to us like ranks of the Crypto Believers is still growing, as evidenced by Bitcoin trying to again breach the $4,000 level.

In an Ironic way, cryptocurrencies are similar a New Religion.  Except, instead of believing in an “Invisible God” who is incorruptible, they have substituted a series of “digital equivalents”, or so they Believe.  And like God Itself, they Believe Bitcoin will prevail over all. Smote thee with hashcode?

A bit of a stretch, as we see it, but the Grand Historical Replay is more clear every day.  Facebook and Twitter are,  to our warped thinking, remain modern analogs to the Tower of Babel.  Who’s to say “made-up values” haven’t been tried by past civilizations that in turn spelled their end?

We remain hopelessly patient that good things will come to those who (value) weight.

Meantime, eyeing the report that U.S. fintech to buy Worldpay as electronic payments business booms, leads us to wonder:  “Will there will even be any physical banks left when time comes around again that we’ll need them?”

In the Shorts

The Grounded 737 Max Is Turning Into a Major Debacle for Boeing. D’uh.

AYFSM?  Five years of procrastination, anyone?  As NATO, EU condemn Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea.  You bet…no hurry, boys.  FMTT.  (Pomodoro timers anyone?)

For our Buying the White House file: O’Rourke raises eye-popping $6M in campaign’s first 24 hours.  Fools and their weightless money are soon parted.

And this note to my son “George-the-Uber_driver”  Ride-hail firm Lyft launches IPO road show in Uber’s shadow.

Monday Morning Murder Mysteries

We have two of ’em on the menu today, though one is “old hat.”

That one involves solving for the identity of “Jack the Ripper” using DNA evidence.  Despite years of finger-pointing at adjacent-to-royalty personalities, it turns out that a local Polish barber of the era, one Aaron Kosminski has been linked by the small bit of surviving DNA evidence.

Our second murder mystery, has become considerably more cloudy.

It begins with a story posted on the Drudge Report today that links to a story in the Fayetteville Observer that in turn involves a “foreign national” who was arrested last week trying to gain access to Ft. Bragg.  That story headlined as “Foreign national allegedly repeated requests to tour Bragg “special operations facility”

At first, it didn’t seem like a “big deal” story, except than I looked at the dateline information from the Observer site:  The story was posted on the 14th and involves events of last Tuesday..

What set the “news sensors” ringing this curious quote.  According to the Observer report, the suspect

… also made comments several times about needing to know the time and said “at (noon), we will be happy, at (noon) the weather will change,” as he looked around in different directions.…”

This was Tuesday March 12, but that would already be the 13th in New Zealand.

The mosque killings happened two days later around 1:30 PM on March 15 (New Zealand Daylight time).  NZ runs 17-hours ahead of New York.  It’s already tomorrow there because of the International Date Line.

As we reread the Observer story, the detention occurred here on Tuesday morning, was happening as it was already Wednesday in Christchurch.

Which begs the question:  What are the odds that a foreign national with reportedly expired documentation, be trying to get onto a US forces installation to “see if it was worth his time” just before the mosque killings?

As horrific as the events in Christchurch were, we have to wonder what the global uproar would have been like, if an  attack on a “heart of America” facility had been staged at very-nearly the same time?

Is there some unspeakably dark force trying to light up a global religious war?  Trust you saw “Shooting on Dutch tram raises fears of terrorism, amid multiple injuries”?  Or, is it somehow about disarming New Zealand.

Changes to New Zealand guns laws are on a high-speed trajectory and being applauded by anti-gun believers.  See today’s Washington Post  report “Why New Zealand can do what the U.S. hasn’t been able to: Change gun laws in the face of tragedy.

One murder mystery seems solved as another one grows in complexity.

Space Force Cloaking?

Begin with “Air Controller Wowed By Pilot’s Ability To See Mystery Object Over Las Vegas With Night Vision (Updated)” over on TheWarZone site.  Over here, you can find the audio track.

What was “it”?  Lots of options and plenty of speculation:  Something the .mil is testing?  Cloaking device, perhaps?  But might it have been something extra-dimensional that just happened to be hanging out?  No way of knowing, but these are the kind of stories that get our attention, for sure.

Two Woo-Woo Notes

I happened to be looking for a can opener in the kitchen Sunday.  As I opened the “drawer of kitchen tools” there was something odd:  A can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup.

“Your idea of a joke?” I inquired of Elaine.

She disavowed all knowledge…but here’s the weird part:  It’s on the other side of a cabinet from where the mushroom soup normally lives.  It was almost like it had fallen through the wall.

As long-time readers know, we have collected dozens of such reports over the years.  Someone will drop their keys on the floor upstairs and find them downstairs roughly under where they dropped.  Something like that here?

Second woo-point: Pay attention to your dreams (and earthquakes) over the next week, or so.  We’re very close to the Spring (Vernal) Equinox  Wednesday March 20.  We are already experiencing upticks in dream intensity.

For example? One I had last night involved a public exhibition hall being cleared by federal agents due to fears of an explosion.  The events took place as one exhibition (like a trade show) involving something related to banking equipment was ended and the set-up for a fashion trader/buyers show was setting up.  Damn odd stuff..especially when I was watching through the eyes of someone who was using a computer model to track timing and impact of events.  Whew!

Just saying we’re in an interesting window.  The 2011 Honshu quake off Japan hit March 11…so now to a week or two after the equinox is a good time to keep your “spiritual guard up.”

Off to seek normalcy…moron the ‘morrow…

21 thoughts on “The Calm Before the Fed”

  1. Just got one of those “pass-around” pictures of Ilhan Omar with the quote:

    “So Obama imports 70,000 Somali immigrants and parks them in Minnesota, where almost all cluster in a single area, specifically the Fifth Congressional District. That district recently was identified by the FBI as America’s terrorist recruitment capitol, and is represented by Ilhan Omar, who is calling for the dissolution of America’s Homeland Security. Are you connecting the dots yet?”

    Regarding the shooting in NZ – what I don’t get is why does it happen there and not in Europe where radical Muslims have raised all kinds of Hell, hate and discontent, rape, violence and what have you? Radical Muslims can get their hands on weapons in Europe without much problem. Why haven’t some “indigenous people” wiped out a mosque in Europe by now?

    • Well posited, Bill. The only way to defeat America is from within, inflicting a metastasizing cancer of disunity and distrust.

      The late and great philosopher Aristotle wisely observed that “republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” The Grand Republic that once was the United States of America is rapidly sliding into a social media misled democracy (like/dislikes, friend/unfriend) that George baptized ‘Merica.

      Once the devolution into despotism is complete, pitting neighbor against neighbor, worker against fellow worker, genders against transgender, the path will be secured for unbridled governmental decay into all out despotism by what ever name it chooses to call itself.

      • WOW! A thumbs up from Warhammer? Thank you sir!

        Every day that I read about the goings on from my location here to the other side of the World I can more and more come to believe the foretelling about the breakup of our country into about a half dozen regions. We can’t agree on simple things any more like border security so eventually the South secedes again from the North East, the mid-continent “flyover” country forms its own region and the left coast its own leaving Texas, New Mexico and Aridzona left to be retaken probably after bloody conflict with the drug lord-led Mexican government. Initial aggression will cease because most civilians can’t take it but when the cartels come in raping an pillaging people will learn very quickly they have nothing left to lose and it’ll start up all over again until the bitter end. I wonder how the ex-pats will take it when they realize they’re behind enemy lines and their money means absolutely nothing?

        This is what we lose when we go down the anti-America road which includes continuously voting into office neo-cons that destroy other countries for money and power. The U.S. was initially established to be a Christian nation having those values both inwardly and outwardly toward other countries. Had we helped them to better themselves rather than treat them like animal serfs (especially our own indigenous peoples) what kind of world would we have now? One where good people could get along and join with others of like mind as we did in WWII against the Hitlers of the world or what we have now that is obviously unsustainable? Things always get worse until there’s no place left to go but up.

    • 12 Republicans saw the light and shut the Madman (Trump) down (and also defended the Constitution against Madman Presidents that want to overstep their power):

      KellyAnne Conway’s husband sounds the alarm: Trump has lost his mind!

      It did happen here, 26 in a Texan Christian church…(Can Homeland Security do a better job than the AirForce?)

    • Dare to call it “conspiracy”! Someone wants to balkanize the entire world, and it’s being done by chipping away at the entire fabric of society. The knee-jerk reaction of the NZ government to tighten gun control is exactly what we’re seeing everywhere else in the world.

      Personally, I’ll take my chances and stay away from troubled lands – and people.

  2. Before I continue drinking coffee and reading this per my morning rituals…

    Could we get a higher level peoplenomics reader package? I miss a few of the charts and even more so your commentary on them. I’d be willing to pay double to bring them back even though this series your doing now on making your own electricity is worth 100x the subscription already. I figure I would ask!

    Oh… And the self made chart pack has provided HOURS of sheer entertainment and that’s been worth 1000x subscription. But I do miss your commentary and seeing your view on tings.

  3. Yep George Boeing is in a world of hurt along with the FAA, for it seems that Boeing as with all companies and corporations put the bottom line and wall street ahead of everything else,including human lives (the Moon of Alabama site has a very good artical on this) then you have the FAA passing off on to Boeing some of the safety checks that they are suppose to do, which is putting the fox in the chicken house,then you have the special relationship between Boeing and the government, which means behind the scenes that the government (taxpayers) will pick up the tab on this one.

    Then you have the break in of the North Korean embassy in Spain ,7 days before the Trump Kim meeting which sunk that one, they say it was a C.I.A. South Korean job, seeing the neocons were against the meeting,reminds me of the time that Ike and his Russian counterpart had a meeting coming up, so Ike had grounded all the U-2 flights but the C.I.A. went ahead and ordered another one, only this one would carry a large supply of spying material,( the Powers incident) which got shot down over Russia so the meeting was canceled,one wonders who else did the C.I.A. file a flight plan with perhaps their counter parts in Russia?Yes George we live in interesting times but then little has change from past times it seems.!!!@

  4. Also mercury is in retrograde, be careful that important communications are done before or after this time. I experienced a woo event about a week ago. Heard weird noises in the kitchen several times and investigated each time nothing in there. Then I sit down, everything’s quiet for awhile, The blender comes on, I run in there and turn it off and still no movement. Kind of impossible for it to turn on by itself……..we unplugged it.( No sign of rodents in our cabin at this time either.)

    • According to a few i have met on my travels, there is a “bleeding” occurance between reality’s at this point in “trajectory. ” An emeshment if you will, of several occurrences. The result of the juxtaposition of disturbance and distortion as multiple realities colide and become entangled and emeshed. We are oscillating between multiple realities, according to one of the Ruling Blood line Elite’s i spoke with, in person. The “beautiful people” as Marilyn Manson put it. They truly are. The only time I have ever met them in person. They remind me of the vampires in Anne Rice’s books. Very dignified and do not laugh and joke much.

      They are also refrenced in the Cosmic Consciousness thesis found by Richard Maurice Bucke.

      “a change takes place in the appearance of the subject of illumination. This change is similar to that caused in a person’s appearance by great joy, but at times (that is, in pronounced cases) it seems to be much more marked than that.”

      There is a refrence to the 13 imortals who dwell on this earth and have for Aeons within his thesis writting.

      Moving forward,

      What is commonly accepted as and refered to as ‘Mandela effects’ are a by-product of the coalescing and emeshment of these ‘densities’.

      Have you noticed any of the shifts in light and shadow? I notice them, they are like “cue marks” on older reel movies. Like “cue marks” they point to the end of one reel/real and the beginning of the next reel/real.

      One min you are sitting in your chair and reading a book, or perhaps sitting in your car like i was last night listeing to some gangster rap, having a philosophical discussion on a popular business site with a Dude who has a phd in philosophy and psychology about soul delvopment. at about 1130pm, the inside of the cab of my car becomes brighter for a few moments through my peripheral vision. Just for a moment and then back to normal light. My cab lights, dash lights in my car where off as well my head lights. The light on my phone didnt increase or decrease and i was parked in a place where there was no external source of light.

      Another time i was sitting in my chair and reading a book by my lamp, the room became brighter for a moment then returned to its normal light. Through my peripheral vision (not by focusing) i could see shadow silhouettes (not entities like angels or demons) but of men, women and children and i could make out the faint mermers of words. Nothing profound just daily small talk.

      Only one time did ever see someone with complete clarity and it was a native American with a drum and ash on his face. He had 3 eagle feathers in his hair. Chanting what appeared to be a sad song from the impression i received his woman had passed away. Just a blip for a few seconds and i asked the other person in the room if they saw it to. And they did and were just as shocked and in awe as i was. We were just having a cup of coffee and making small talk about life, relationships, work and things of that nature.

      Assuredly i was completely sober and of sound mind, completely awake (not in a meditative state) and not sleeping durring these occurances.

      That or Yuban has had some malfunctions at their coffee plant in the Dark Roast division. Ha ha ha ha!

      Because the average human eye only registers movment at 60-80 frames per-second. It goes largly unnoticed by the masses.

      See MWI (Many Worlds Interpretation) for further insight of this transition we are currently experiencing.

      The oscillating between Densities and the emeshment of those.

    • Kewl! I will get sum. I rarely remember my dreams. I think its because i spend many moments inbetween.

      I have yet, to explain the vision/experiance i had a while ago. It was so REAL that this feels like a pale shadow of reality.

      I am still considering it and its vast implications.

  5. On the Venezuela front I’ve been running into several “independent reporters” like this one on the Jimmy Dore YouTube channel – They’re reporting thing are noooot quiiiite like the neo-con news is reporting. I haven’t really heard first-hand reports of what President Trump has been saying about it, mainly second and third hand reports of him toeing the neo-con’s perpetual war meme.

    What’s your take on this George? I hope it doesn’t turn into another Viet Nam/proxy war with Russia.

    • God I know Bill I’m right there agreeing with you….It use to be I figured I could understand what was really going on after twenty or so articles from area’s around the globe.. Today..
      even after fifty on the same topic from as many different countries.. I truly have my doubts.. there is so much control and power it is mind staggering..
      the slight of hand and misdirection is crazy.. whoever is doing it though has to be some very scary person or group for sure..
      Miss Direction.. What is scary.. is the truly evil people and groups and their activities the information that is released to the general public about them and what they are doing behind the curtains.. that information VANISHES.. and everyone and all the resources being used is miss directed to some smaller insignificant story to appease the public.. What ever happened to wikki leaks.. all of a sudden .. the emails, reports and texts, ended.. granted there were a few of those that I think shouldn’t have been released.. but if you want the truth and pull the curtain back then you have to see all of it..
      and it all vanished and isn’t heard from in what could be considered a flash by political standards..
      History will show all of this as a fluffy in the wind.. it will be as significant as if someone passed a bad gas bubble in a sealed hot car.. then someone in the car opens the shotgun passengers or another passengers window so the real stench of reality is sucked out past their noses then its gone. The passenger gets a whole WHIFF of the stench of reality and the evil that lurks there.. he or she cannot do a thing about it its instantaneous then gone never to be smelled again…all the while the bubble passer gets a slight chuckle that he was able to do that and even though every one knows he was the one can’t do a thing about it..
      I thought DJT could do it.. one of the powerful people on the planet.. the evil mongers turned it into a twenty ring circus .. so much miss information and finger pointing I am surprised he was able to accomplish the amount of stuff he did..
      the scary part is we got a Whiff… we know it can’t do a damned thing about any of it..

    • Dore is a communist “comedian”-turned-“newsman”; Eva Bartlett is an open (non-covert) Russian FIS asset.

      Russia has a vested interest in Venezuela. So does China.

      ‘Suggest you seek out an Aussie or BBC news source. It’ll still have a bias toward American Liberal spin, but will be much more accurate…

      • The thing that impresses me about Dore is that his criticism of Democrats is every bit as rough as any you’ll see here on Geoge’s site. Yes, he’s very Left field but at least he strives for more intelligence in the political field than the air-headed stuff that is all too common today.

        There’s a .pdf file over here – – that describes Bartlett on page 31 pretty much as you have in your post but I’ve found other people on the ground in Venezuela showing full super markets and describing the hyper-inflation that keeps people from buying the goods there. American, British and any other well established news media sites are all over their heads in the disinformation swamp so, in reality, who’s to be believed on any level at all? Either Venezuela’s government is starving its people for real or we’re consuming false information from “free world” news sources. I’m NO fan of Socialism but finding the truth of things is a daunting affair.

      • Dunno,,, I suppose one could seek out Gabby Franco’s blog (if she has one.) She escaped in the early 2000s, but still has a bunch of family in Venezuela, with whom she communicates. Aside from finding someone like that, who has “feet on the ground inside,” I’d assume that ANY report was highly tainted, or staged. Stuff like that can still provide intel, but one has to know the bias, and be able to sift the scraps which show up between the lines and under the edited copy.

      • What I’d like to know is how the Venezuelan students are staying on in American colleges? There’s been some news articles interviewing them about the situation back home and they usually have pretty dismal reports. What I’d like to know is how are they or their parents paying their bills unless they have a lot of foreign currency accounts? The Bolivar is last week’s toast.

  6. Jolly crap old dude! Guess who i was just talking too??? Depak Chopra! Ha ha ha ha! On a buisness site. Ha ha ha

    How crazy is that????

    • Im going to invite him to check out Urban Survival! Ha ha ha ha!

      He is pretty kewl. Ha ha ha

      I guess this whole stepping out buisness is producing some fruit.

      He posted something about wisdom and well, you know me…. ha ha ha ha.

      • After, i just roasted some secrities investor on wall street. Ha ha ha ha ha!

        Im listed on that site as a dump truck driver. Ha ha ha ha ha.

        Then Depak sent me a mesaage after he said where did you come from? Ha ha ha ha!

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