To Hell with Pseudo Drama
Although Thanksgiving (‘Merican style) is still six-days off, the “tryotophan mood” is already settling in. Highlights of the next week around here will include:
- Being on CoastToCoast with George Noory next Wednesday night.
- Revealing my crypto-related patent filing on Peoplenomics Wednesday. (Too many details to rush through for tomorrow).
- A short work week.
- And best of all, 14-pounds of turkey. Elaine gets the day off and I’ll be dishing up the bird with stuffing, baked potatoes, corn, and plent of liquids.
- Taking some reading time, too. Since to be an interesting writer, you need tons of raw material – new thoughts. If you make money writing, research materials are a business expense.
Started the reading Thursday by wolfing down the first seven chapters of “The Time Traveler – by Dr. Ronald Mallett “One Man’s Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality.” May be more than “one road to Rome” in this time travel field.
Mallett’s track is laser-based. Around here, we’re working on photons at critical angles, but in addition we believe high-density complex sound fields are critical. Mallett’s one hell of an interesting fellow!
These pursuits matter because? Well, we’re….
Swimming In Pseudo News
A lot of stock market gyrations are being caused by virus displacements.
Thursday my consigliere called at “mid-martini” to advise, that the prices of soybeans had starting to rocket. Is this a precursor hinting that the whole grain complex is moving higher?
The story popped on Bloomberg/MSN Wednesday under the slug “Soybeans Edge Higher as China Demand, Brazil Weather Weighed.”
I don’t remember whether it was here, or on Peoplenomics, but had a prescient dream not long ago. In it, I was a farm hand in Uruguay or Paraguay. Down thataguay. CV-19 had become terrible; few farm hands could work. As a result, exports of beef to the USA were being halted. Which in the dream went on to cause food shortages here in the USA as cheap beef for processed foods came off the market.
Is this the leading edge of this? Hard telling. But, as go beans, so goes the complex – sometimes.
Yeah. For prices aren’t pseudo. Like fresh water, food’s on your short–list of gotta-have-its.
We’re so sick of Trump-hating and Election challenge Challenges, it’s just revolting.
Yet, here we are: Still not 100% confident in anything with a lever or pencil. A lone tweet out of Germany does not a US Forces storming of a server-farm make, Louis. Yet, the right is rife with tales of jiggered software. Smoke there’s fire or smoldering BS from decomposing sour grapes?
Which gets us to the many election questions. Such as this Explainer: Can Trump override the popular vote? Spoiler alert! Probably not.
Still, there is a chance of software tampering. Which we would normally blow-off as bluster, except the MSM seems so worried about his efforts to make all real votes count. Methinks they doth protest too much. See Trump’s history of undermining the law ends with assault on right to vote as an example.
What’s more, when we see ad hominem attacks (like Drudge this morning headlined “Ghouliani”) we sense liberal media rallying their own “displaced middle. ” Then, read “Trump Legal Team Claims Broad Conspiracy to Manipulate Election” and it all moves over into the same box with the never-happened “Russian collusion.” The Rs do too little, the Ds talk to much.
All the more click bait for that bombshell that somehow never happens.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal had nailed one aspect of The Pseudo a couple of days back in “Rage Against the Voting Machine.”
Like the giblets, neck, and gizzard, this one needs to simmer a while longer. Next week, then.
The balance of pseudo-news is slipping into minutia as real people make alt. Turkey their central focus. (And “woof-woof” said the chow hound.)
Licensing of the Internet
We continue twiddling our thumbs waiting for the key prediction of my 2012 book “Broken Web” to show up. Internet Licensing. “Patients, doctor.”
Watch as social media, and the regulation-crazed left, embrace of fact-checking (with them supplying approved facts). Lightly opposed by properly pissed politicians pontificating. It’s still Crusing toward us. How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees’ is just a step on the path to the Great Digital Decline.
A bit more light-heartedly: Pope Francis: Vatican investigates Brazilian model Instagram photo like. Regrettably, the BBC “virgin of the story” didn’t include the object of the Like, so here’s a Google image search. Always trying to help, Ure Likeliness!
Holiday? Wrecked ‘Em
Stay seated. At Ure place. We need to talk conspiracy in plain sight today.
The CDC wants you to X-out travel and gatherings. Notwithstanding, people are pissed at such government intrusions into life.
But let’s game this our military-like. Put on your “conspiracy head gear” (dunce cap or tinfoil) and follow along:
IF CV-19 were really a Globalist plot, what would it be intended to do?
- Allow “compliant people” to survive. If you shutter-in, odds of getting the virus are low. In a biowar, who would you want the “dream weapon” to filter out?
- Renegade people wrapped up in values and flags, right?
- Then, who are the people you’d want to save. (Grim stuff here, but when we analyze from the standpoint of War Objectives…). You’d want to reduce the number of medically dependent (check) and
- You’d want the young to return to health quickly (check). And people who run in packs – sports fans and gangs (joiners) – would be infected and reduced (check). And old people who may not be contributors so much as “overhead on society” would be reduced. (Check.)
- Then, who would give the vaccines to first?
- Medical People who treat cases? (check)
- First responders? (check)
- Essential service providers? (check)
Now, in the scenario that keeps me up all night, the “vaccine” is given to these groups first (a kind of first responders and children to the life boats first).
Then, just as hope dawns? You’d find something wrong with the vaccine and oh-well. Lotta old dead people as the disease runs its course.
That’s the “novel plot line” that could, in fact, over a generation or less, reduce the global pop to the 500-million level. A second dose, of a different disease may be needed, but there’s a path…
Making news by stating the obvious? Famed chef says COVID could cause “extinction” of many restaurants. We wonder how long before culinary schools lock-up and to home.
Next pandemic weorry-watch: PRO/AH/EDR> Yellow fever – Africa (18): Nigeria (EN,BE). Maybe one of these alerts will be used to de-pop resource rich low income zones…
Frightening dots to connect, but we’ve got enough pencils for all.
Place Your Bets
While Dow futures were down 40 and the S&P down one and change, it’s hardly the kind of trending market that would make us lunch money today.
Instead, could we commend the Fortune article ” The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021” for your reading list?
Adventures in Tax Land
We pay Texas Sales Tax on income on our Peoplenomics.com subscribers. Yet, when my Q3 tax return was sent Oct 21 instead of Oct. 20, Texas sent me a bill for a $50 late charge and $3.87 in penalties.
I called and protested (Oct. 12 was a government holiday), but to no avail.
Told that to a buddy of mine of this outrafe and he said there’s an even more egregious case of “Covid Tax Mining” going on at the federal level. Deliberate? Probably not, but functionally? Yeah….
Seems that a LOT of companies are discovering that IRS has sacks and sacks of mail (corporate returns) that haven’t been opened in a timely manner. Including mail with returns and checks.
In one case, we heard of a Midwest company that had sent in a $27,000 quarterly payment that was put in the wrong bag. Took almost a year to open.
So they were billed because when the IRS finally got to the check (a year later), their tax payment check had past six months (the “stale time” under the U.C.C.). So the company was hit with a HUGE tax bill:
- $27,000 for unpaid tax (though they had tried in good faith)
- Penalities totally a further $25,000+
Lesson is? Since no one sends in taxes certified delivery receipt requested (the only way receipt by a taxing agency can be proven), the story goes that government is “padding tax bills” by not processing everything in a timely manner. Arguably (and bureaucrats always have the high ground in such debates) they can’t.
A “little birdie” of a source says there are returns in the Utah region that haven’t been opened for up to two years.
Our Word to the Wise from all this: Mail all government correspondence certified with a return receipt. Which we will be doing when our (idiotically punitive) tax owed is mailed out. They had their money not more than 3-days late ($62.51) which garnered $53.87 in penalties.
Bureaucracies are crooked at their core. Take the term “20-days.” If they weant something from YOU, it’s every day of the week including weekends and holidays. Should YOU dare want something from them? 20-days becomes 5-government days a week, can’t count holidays, weekends, or, oh yeah, emergencies like CV-19.
Asymmetric warfare on We the People and highest order Bullshit. Not surprising because Texas has an ample supply of what?
Kafka’s New America is: Live it, own it. Even if your vote may – or may not….
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