We will try to be brief because of some AMAZING woo-woo floating around in dream and physical realms. But first, a word (or many) about the market which is due to rally at the open. So hint futures.
Philly Fed First
Always an interesting bellwether to keep an eye on:
“The diffusion index for current activity increased 15 points to 39.0 in November, its highest reading since April. Nearly 42 percent of the firms reported increases (up from 40 percent last month) in current activity this month, while 3 percent reported decreases (down from 17 percent). The index for new orders increased 17 points to a reading of 47.4. Nearly 48 percent of the firms reported increases in new orders this month, while less than 1 percent reported decreases. The current shipments index rose 2 points to 32.1 in November.”
By the way, one other economic data point we’ve been waiting for: Seems the Port of Los Angeles (as of 5 AM Central) had not-yet posted its monthly cargo operation stats for October. September was still showing. Given that they promise data by the 15th, we wryly note they can’t seem to unload TEU data any better than they can unload ships. Still baking?
Thanks for the supply chain mess, California! You too, Brandon!
Since we are not fooled by “seasonally adjusted” (political bullshit) numbers, we were expecting a little bump in this week’s report. Instead, we got this:
Eventually, people will see through this as the U.I. presser is selling 1.5% unemployment, yet the official rate in the latest month is 4.6% (see here).
When government is pumping out contradictory numbers like this, it informs us that there’s total war on against America having a fully informed electorate. Fully brainwashed is more like it. S&P futures up 11, Dow up only 20, though. So one group of investors is bound to be disappointed. We’ll just throw popcorn on both sides because the sane people are already out of markets and enjoying life.
You remember the market lows in 2009? Dow around 6,400-something? Up how much now? Six-bagger, is it? (Done with smoke and wild-as printing, but pay that no mind…)
We would caution you that despite all the D.C. spew and happy-talk, there are still fewer people working today than in pre-pandemic 2018. If you think that the economy is back? Congratulations! The 31% increase in the monetary base has worked its magic on you, as well as most of the rest of America.
And we wonder why we have crappy leadership? Simple! Truth-telling doesn’t work. You gotta tell the free-Luncher’s what they want to hear. Don’t waste any time on reality with ’em.
CNN has missed the point I’ve been making here and on Peoplenomics. Maybe I haven’t been clear enough, but let me repeat: The Global War begins by my birthday. I’ll be 73 in late February.
What CNN reports is “Analysis: What a US diplomatic boycott of the Olympics would mean.” What they didn’t say is that this assures us that Taiwan independence will be gone almost certainly before Memorial Day but maybe even by Good Friday.
See, here’s the thing: China could hold off on Taiwan, but only if they see tangible value to the Winter Games. When those come off the table (neocons and crooked lefties in Foggy Bottom are pressing) then China considers economic gloves are off. Although that’s already a given.
The Eastern Front
While we watch China practicing and early prepping, we see the neocons are almost pushing America into a land war in Europe. While most of the world appreciates the U.S. is an empty-headed tiger, the “fees” from Ukraine interests (hand me the laptop, lol) are still paying off. As Lloyd Austin Welcomes Ukraine’s Oleksiyi Reznikov Amid Russa Tensions. Predictable? More U.S. bluster.
Which is not to say Ukraine gets things wrong all the time (but why did that prosecutor get fired?). A possible example is Ukraine accuses Russia of wanting to wreck four-way peace talks on Donbass, except that the EU is doing everything but pissing on Putin’s boots to provoke him.
Patience, neocons! The ground will be hard enough in January for the heavy Russian mechanized units to roll west into Ukraine. Part 1 war of global war will be followed, by China within a month, or two. While the Middle East lights up, with Iran in alliance with Russia.
Iran, for now, is milking the West for all they’re worth as Hackers With Links to Iran’s Government Targeting U.S. With Ransomware Attacks.
My, ain’t war-spotting fun?
Rittenhouse Roulette: Day 3 and the hype machines have lost it. Jury in Rittenhouse murder trial to deliberate for third day… We haven’t been able to find any sales figures for Bic‘s up there… Already, though, the theatrics of stupidity are on display 2 arrested during Kyle Rittenhouse trial protests.
Fox under fire: Conservative Cable Network Gets Behind Biden’s FCC Nominee. Who is radically left…but then what has the Biden insurgency done but stir the pot (OK, and pass something up to Pops).
Speaking of Buying Off Big Media, go read: Reconciliation Bill Gives Special Tax Handout to Big Media | Americans for Tax Reform (atr.org). Then, do your damnedest to feign surprise.
Speaking of Pops: Democrats question whether Biden will actually run in 2024 | TheHill. Anyone with half a brain already knows laughing stock are too slow to run…
Climate Change Shills listen-up: Tropical cyclone activity below-normal in 2021 across Northern Hemisphere & US tornadic activity also below-normal | Climate Depot. CD get’s bonus points for coverage.
Speaking of law and order and friendly democrats, see where: Illinois official fired over law enforcement certification given to Howard Buffett – Chicago Tribune. The Howard Buffett is, indeed, the son of the Oracle of Omaha. No word if his contributions will be returned, but I’m thinking no…
Sounds to us like a false advertising case: China: Man banned from all-you-can-eat BBQ for eating too much – BBC News
Constipated, or what? 1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day – This Is Why — Global Issues. (Global tissues?)
It had been a delightful afternoon on the screen porch. Elaine and I each had a glass of Pisano. Afterwards, trimming up a couple of NY strip steaks, burning those on the grill and munching cauliflower with a cheese sauce drizzled. With the sun dropping into the trees, it was still 78-degrees out. Indeed, these “Golden Years” might have something to recommend them, after all…
A little TV followed – nondescript stuff. The kind you can turn off any old time and hit the rack. Interesting enough to remain awake, but just marginally so. A thick slice of fresh French bread, melted butter and honey on it, put me down about 7:30. We’d had a great day and another was just ahead.
“Elaine, are you awake?”
“I am now…what is it?”
“Hear that timer going off? Did we set a timer?”
“No. Turn it off and go back to sleep…”
Neither one of us had set the timer on the stove. The only inside cooking gear used at dinner had been the microwave. The infra-red grill did most of the cooking.
I wandered into the kitchen where the stove was bleeping. Went over to it, turned on the hood light. Pressed Timer, Stop.
Then a shiver ran up my spine.
The clock revealed: It was 11:11 PM.
If you don’t follow our Comments section, some of the best writing around here shows up there. Lately, the Urban Mass Consciousness seems to be focused on Owls which reader Andy has been experiencing lately. I haven’t had the heart to tell him about their negative aspects.
The other topic is a reader or two has been citing dreams of a particular time: November 12. 11/12.
I’d just had an inexplicable run-in with 11:11. Odd, for sure.
Thought about it for a second or two. But, since there was nothing I could really do about it, other than spot yet-another coincidence in passing, I went back to bed. After noting out the master bath window that Zeus the Cat was warm and comfy in the BBQ cover. He was using it sort of like a hammock.
Transitioning back into The Dream Realms was pretty simple for me. I’ve written a fair amount about the lucid dreaming process and how it can really help us reconnect and build the very personal relationship between our “inner” (spiritual) body and our “outer” (gross, physical, subject to death) bodies.
Waking into this particular Realm, I found myself in a familiar roll as a “business consultant.”
One of my observations about the Dream (and place we likely go when Dead) is that spirits seem to engage in very much the same kind of activity (when dreaming or dead) as they do when alive. Except, their behaviors are accentuated; sometimes grotesquely so.
I was in an upscale office. Furnished somewhat like a bank or software start-up. Reporting to the CEO, I was there to help him get done what needed doing. It was a start-up company.
An IPO for the first inter-dimensional company was being planned. A number of investors were on hand and I was (not sure how) answering many of their questions.
One, a vulture capital type banker, was going through his copy of the IPO book (it was a kind of fluorescent orange) and insisted that he take it home to further study it. I told him sure, what could be the harm. He left.
A few minutes later, I bumped into the CEO and told him about the incident. He wasn’t happy, but understood that’s how the venture game is played in the Realms. People are not as direct as they seem to be on this side (life). Instead, they tend to go off on tangents. They wake up (or appear) in coherent dreams, but only for a few fleeting moments. Then – like the V.C. guy – they are recaptured by their “carry-on baggage from this life” and wander (off stage) from the coherent regions of afterlife/Dream Realms.
“We’ve got half a dozen units and they need to be shipped to China right away…” he was explaining to me.
The head of manufacturing had come in and he was patiently telling the CEO that “No, we can’t get the units into China because we need clearance paperwork from our military.” From what I could tell, this required paperwork was impossibly hard to get done.
Suddenly, everyone in the room stood stalk still as the CEO bellowed at the top of his lungs:
“Get out of here! YOU’RE FIRED!”
It was instantly clear to everyone present that dismissing one of only a handful of people would not solve anything, let alone get the “units” sent to China that needed to go there. The small pre-IPO could blow up for a lack of employees, at this rate.
In a moment, though, a young woman by the name of Karen appeared. She was offering to help.
Since I was in a consulting role, I followed them into a small office. Karen was explaining the export issue.
“We are all set to ship on our side. But the military has to sign off and the paperwork must be originals…”
“Can’t you just have them .PDF it and send us the blank form?” I could see the CEO was getting hot under the collar. He wanted this export problem solved like yesterday.
“I don’t think you understand…THEY have to do the paperwork because a .PDF copy won’t work…”
The CEO sputtered and fumed a bit. Then corkscrewing up his face bellowed again.
“Get out of here. You dreamers are all useless when it comes to getting things done here! Out – Get out!!!”
My time was quickly passing. Almost instantly, I passed through “the station” where people select their dreams each night. Then a feeling of acceleration and then instantly, I was awake. Hearing Elaine gently breathing. I was totally relaxed.
Then things went sideways.
I realized that this had been a “Payload Dream.”
Very little is written in popular culture about the different classes of dreams and how to work with them. But some examples are Resolution Dreams. These are when you go to a particular Realm and spend your dream time approaching whatever perplexing situation you couldn’t fully deal with when conscious.
Then there are “educational Realms.” I’ve spent many delightful days in these – including many with Elaine, though she doesn’t remember being present in her dreams which she has a very tough time remembering. Several days at a time, with only an hour or two passing in physical life. Great place!
But this one had been a Payload Dream. One where you go through some experiences while dreaming. And as you awaken (almost like the payload takes a minute or two to follow you back into waking) after a short time, you are flooded with knowledge.
No idea whether the knowing is real, or otherwise, but it was of the same sort that led me to start the National Dream Center in the mid 2000’s. A simple knowing. Retired LtCol. (and multiple masters degreed) Chris McCleary has been patiently growing that site over at https://nationaldreamcenter.com if you didn’t realize it. Dreams are a powerful way to see future and heal our deepest levels of confusion. The site contains some of the “cleanest” dreams to be found on the web.
You can read publicly posted dreams here. Chris kindly marks the ones with future-seeing content with a “Prediction” flag for later review.
Not to get too far off track, though, my dream contained a “payload.”
The “payload” from this dream had three simple components to it..
The first was about the special role of humans in the Universe. As was “explained” (as this knowingness washed over me), Humans in all their dimensions (physical, spiritual, emotional, and so forth) exist as a counter to entropy.
“It’s all about the third law of thermodynamics…” came the knowing. I vaguely recalled the Wikipedia entry:
“The third law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of a system at absolute zero is a well-defined constant. This is because a system at zero temperature exists in its ground state, so that its entropy is determined only by the degeneracy of the ground state.”
“George, when a crow picks up a stick and uses it as a very crude tool, it does about nothing to reverse entropy. Yet, humans do have the capacity to fight back and this is what makes them special. Confused by their own mortality and hand-me-down-stories from religions. But humans exist and are powered by their spirit to rage against entropy.”
Hell of a thought. But it fits well with something – I think it might have been Robert Beckwith – who rejected the idea that any of the physical ordinates was unidirectional. All axes extend both directions from the “here and now.” What we don’t fully grok is that spiritual beings – in the course of fighting entropy – reduce – and may in time – be able to reverse entropy.
The second part of the “payload” was no less interesting.
“In order to advance the battle against entropy, we need to immediately begin work on inter-dimensional communications.”
Huh? Between alive and dead?
“We are able to communicate when alive and in the waking state. And we communicate in Dream Realms. But the real advancement of pressing back entropy will come when humans can claim all their power while both awake and asleep (and dead).
The problem is that technology has never considered trans-dimensional communications seriously. Although, there have been a few reports in the EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) field of a “large transmitter” being built in the Realms) hinting that non-local transmissions are either in progress or planned…
We need – as humans – to stop wasting our time on social media and work on the two-piece puzzle before us: In order to communicate with the dead and dreamers, we need to develop a two-part communications package. One part must be mental only, for it must be a knowing that we can transition with our personas (souls) as we cross into Realms. The second part of this communications system is the leave-behind. The one that stays here – in this world.”
The “payload” package here was pretty interesting. Yes, I had read about the Big Transmitter on the Other Side in my deep read of EVP’s. There’s also a dandy Quora article Does the spirit box actually work?
The final part of the “payload” cost me $11.83.
I now own two web domains: SpiritualDevices.com and SpiritualDevices.quest.
Whether I actually build a website out of it, or write the book from all this, remains to be seen. But, these matters of humans to fight entropy, to reconnect their fractured selves (shattered between dimensions), seems like the adventure of ALL lifetimes; present and not.
I’ll keep you posted as events warrant.
Oh, there’s also a whole business plan that was “downloaded” as part of the payload. I’ll put that up on Peoplenomics, maybe as next Wednesday’s focus piece, since we now know when the wars break out. Before Memorial Day or Easter.
ATR: Prime Rib
ATR=Around the Ranch: I think it was a note from “Bullish Bob” Bagley (bullish.org) that inquired how I knew Wal-Mart had Prime Rib Roasts in for the holidays. “Was it an ad, or flyer?” wondered Bullish.
Nothing so fancy. Because like a fast sports car, prime rib is also in that category of things that “Don’t need much advertising.” Like our Porsche 930 in my slightly wilder youth. Or, our Beechcraft.
I just happened to put it in as a search when entering a curbside order at the local Wally World. Shezam! There it was.
A special note here: The prime rib is not cheap, even at Wally’s. I think the one Elaine and I will be having during “food week” (which also includes the big turkey dinner with everything, plus Ure does Chinese complete with char sui BBQ pork) came to just under $74.
Found it humorous, though. Bullish asking about prime rib. All humor offers a connection with something relative, I ‘spose.
Shiraz with that?
Write when you get rich,