Weak Signals & Partial Workweek Noise

If this was a sci-fi flick, rather than (nominal) “real life” someone would say “Aye, sensors on full, extended- range, Captain …”

We have no idea, of course, where the next financial photon torpedo will come from.  Although launch sites in Hungary, North Korea, China, and Brussels are all suspect.

We do have a handful of “sensor readings” to review before this old year flips over.

While we wait for tomorrow morning’s Case-Shiller (S&P, CoreLogic, etc. and the pizza guy) Housing Report, we will have to make-do for now with these “government offerings…”

First is the International Trade Report

Deficit down is good.

Next comes inventory data.  Where we watch levels suspiciously, knowing that if inventories start to  build, sell-through is weak, and that could mean a softening patch out there somewhere…  Well, no worries on that score, either:

As you can see, this was really pretty strong:  Inventories down gives us hope Christmas was more green than red.

After the data (good) the futures were up 25 on the Dow and 3-1/2 on the S&P.  Meantime, Bitcoins were $7,307.

Also, of note, the Fed’s Repot Depot tossed $39.1- billion on the bonfire of the equities…

Later on today, we will get some pending home sale numbers and a Dallas Fed reading, but the “biggie” to us is the Housing report tomorrow.  Is it beginning to roll-over?  If so, that’d be worth getting out of bed for.

Just remember on all these economic data points that it’s like driving through the rearview mirror:  The reports are more historical.  If you want to know the current state of things, talk to some people who work in useful fields about their current prospects.  That’s often as useful as anything from “officialdom.”

Anti-Semitism is Back

We have friends who are Jewish.  And they are scared.  I mean like the point of having thoughts like “leaving America” scared.  Reason?  Lots and lots of reasons if you pay attention:

An attack on a synagogue – which ended up with a suspect being collared in Harlem, is just part of a general rise in antisemitism that’s making its rounds on the Internet and in real life.

After “Police in New York City investigate 9th possible anti-Semitic attack in 2 weeks” the reaction of officials? :”New York officials are adding more security for Jewish communities after attacks.”

I have warned you many times about this “Digital Mob Rule” danger of the Internet.  But, people don’t usually come up with hate-crimes in a vacuum.  They are prompted – and usually by hate speech or hate literature.  And that’s the stuff of the Internet, plain and simple.

Internet Licensing Comes into View

Runaway antisemitism, along with runaway militant Islamists, along with child porn rings, drug dealing, human-trafficking and just about all other perversions you can think of, operate on the Internet these days.  Aided and abetted with “crooked money” – the crypto-currencies – which hide from government regulation, evading taxes – and are still somewhat immune to surveillance.

Let’s break this down into byte-sized thought morsels, shall we?

First is the matter of the Internet’s future:  You may have seen where “UN Begins Process of Handing Internet Control to Ruthless Dictators.

As we would expect, already, the liberal press (and whoever pulls their strings) has turned up the volume on how Internet Control is anti-Freedom.  An example may be found in the Washington Post’s The U.N. passed a Russia-backed cybercrime resolution. That’s not good news for Internet freedom..

Yet, as someone who’s been writing about the coming of Internet Licensing since 2012 (my book, Broken Web:  The Coming Collapse of the Internet is still available on Amazon…) when it comes (and it will, I believe) it will arrive in about the second year of the Greater Depression just ahead.

It will be a rhyme, you see, of the Communications Act of 1934 which was set up to control the previous driver of a communications revolution – Radio.

This time, after some close brushed with collapse, it turns out that the villain this time is likely to be social media.   In fact, would a Hitler-like, hater-monger arising on social media surprise anyone when it happens?  “Not I,” said the old geezer in the woods.

The problem with social media is that it has become “too big to effectively manage.”

What soft-headed liberals don’t understand is that social (and we see Twitter as a proof case) does, is give direct access to too many weak minds at once.

Since my family is mostly “fire department” stock, including my son,. I tend to look at threats to society very much like an engine company would perform inspections and pre-fire drills.

The point is that the Fire Department and the Building Departments in every major city I can think of, have already gotten together and set up “Occupancy Permits.”  The idea being that IF you have too many people, in too concentrated a space, one person yelling “Fire!!!” can set off a death-dealing stampede.  People will be trampled.

Yet, the liberal commentators don’t grok the parallel.  The Internet should as we view it, have some kind of “occupancy limits” to prevent “meme fires” – Things like runaway Islamist extremism or antisemitism promotion.  Social media – while big and grand – is just like putting 100-million people in a nightclub and locking the doors.  It doesn’t take much for bad things to happen.

The leadership or China and Russia likely are very much aware of the “un-zoned” internet risks.

We are, as a nation of genuinely mentally disadvantaged “manipulons,” already being force-fed a left-leaning agenda that wraps up a runaway Internet with a flag and says it’s anti-Freedom.

We can  only offer the saner view that limiting Internet use is no more anti-freedom than saying you can only put 3,000 people in a particular theater because of risk to persons.  Are building codes anti-freedom, or public safety?  What then of the Internet?

Oh,. and that’s before we get to the mass-marketing of hate that IS taking place.

Simplistically, to us, Hate-mongering is no more protected “free speech” than inciting to riot, or insurrection.  

The Mainstream, though, reaps no benefit from such clear expositions of the facts.  Instead, I can demonstrate with a 10th grade spreadsheet how much MORE MONEY media makes by driving events to extremes.

Lots of business models are  that crooked.

For those who don’t remember, this from Wikipedia may help: “Kristallnacht was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening..

What does the  digital version of  Kristallnacht look like?  Is it China’s “social credit system?”  Or, is it “Kashmir Internet Shutdown Takes Toll on Economy”?  Or, is it a perp with a machete in a New York synagogue?  And who will the digital Hitler be?

Jews are not alone.  As soon at the story crossed about the weekend’s “Deadly shooting at Texas church service” I expected two things to be glossed-over by the MainStream:  How many would have died if some members of the congregation were not carrying.  Oh, and did the Internet play a role in this one, too?

Oh, and somehow the matter of other odd web behaviors could be tossed in as mental, too.  Like Actress Sharon Stone blocked from dating app Bumble.  ID theft is real.

No, the world does not make sense, anymore.  It’s not just you.

Short Takes

Remember how much  crap the Tweeter-in-Chief took from Baltimore lefties when he called Bal;timore a “shit-hole”?  Well, here it is again: Violence Continues As Baltimore City Reaches Record Number Of Murders.  You’re not supposed to remember Trump’s call, but we’re here to help.


The odds of the next global war having a large genetic angle to it are extremely high, in our view.  So when we read Chinese scientist behind gene-edited babies sentenced to 3 years in prison, we had to wonder if the ChiComs would set up a lab in the day room for him.


Deep-thinking grist from  Brookings in Panel Discussion | World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains.


Reverse discrimination in England?  Well, we don’t know, but when we read how “Two top English private schools have defended their decision not to accept a benefactor’s offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys.” we immediaterly wondered if the schools would have turned down the dough if it was for “women” or “people of color” or “immigrants”?  Since reporting is lousy and reporters dare not ask real questions anymore, we don’t know the answer.  Pity, that.

We do seem to live in a world where “two wrongs make a right” is being actively sold to the weaker of mind.


Off to a full calendar today…it may be a fractional workweek for some, but I have so much left-over on my annual to-do list, it’s appalling.

Write when you get rich,

george@ure.net

33 thoughts on “Weak Signals & Partial Workweek Noise”

  1. Well George just what did you expect when the sitting congress gets up to give a number of standing ovations to a foreign leader,when the president bows down to the country that that leader is from,giving them land and territory that belongs to another sovereign nation,and lets said nation kill and steal the land that belongs to others.I’m sorry but I can’t follow your logic, why we as a nation permit the billionairs who’s loyalty is not to our country, but to the country of said nation, BUYING our political system,our congress and the oval office at the expense of the American people and the 25% living in poverty.I wish these people no harm and they may not be responsible, but yet I can understand that when you throw a hand full of s*it against the wall it splatters.!!!

    • You may need to read and understand the difference between a du jure state and a de facto state.
      “The PLO and Palestinian Authority claim that the State of Palestine is a sovereign state, a claim which has been recognized by most states, though the territory it claims is under the de facto control of Israel.”
      The area in question was won by Israel in 1967.

      The US has, itself, dozens of potentially similar issues in its relationship with Native Americans. Where reservation lands are locally controlled but are under federal jurisdiction.

      I’m sorry you can’t follow my logic – it’s rather clear, however.

      You have gone off on a bunch of side trips, which are NOT in what I wrote. Voices in your head.

      I have (and you should find this encouraging) repeatedly said that NO ONE WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP should be allowed in ANY state or federal position, including elective. For if they do, they are not wholly American.

      But, you need to understand the du jure and de facto distinction. And then the West Bank zones and then….

    • I assume you’re talking about Israel and Palestine?

      Palestine is NOT a nation, “sovereign” or otherwise, and in the known history of Mankind, has never been. Palestine is a region in the Middle East — like “The Four Corners,” “The Great Plains,” or “The Ohio River Valley” are regions within the continental United States. It has belonged to other nations. It has never been sovereign.

      By “president bows down to the country that that leader is from,giving them land and territory” I assume you are referring to President Harry Truman?

      You also apparently believe Israel has bought & paid for the U.S. Government? Really? With who’s money?

      Amazingly, the “poverty percentage” you post seems to rise weekly. Fess up, you live in Venezuela, don’t you?

      • lol this brought them out of the woodwork no I was talking about the Jewish billionairs that funded Trump run for the oval office, the ones who corrupt our system for their own gain the ones who recieve billions every year of taxpayer money, the ones we invade other countries for (Iraq and Syria) the ones we have killed thousands for, the millions we have made homeless,those with eyes but yet can’t see they are the tools of those who commit these acts in the Name of America,and if of course if you mention those living in poverty in America, then you are an enemy of those recieving those billions of dollars in American aide.!!!

  2. More “brown eyed” reporting from the intrepid reporter in the piney outback. G you are so full of it Ure eyes must be brown!

    “..aided & abetted crooked money – the crypto currencies” = “cause you were all yellow, I drew a line” – Coldplay – Yellow

    U be a yellow journo brother – U should title Ure podcast FFN Fake F-ing News – fear mongering is LAME and so is this this AM’s diatribe – IMHO

    Yeah yeah Bitcoin encourages and supports child sex trafficking, drug dealing..just about all other perversions.

    I suggest U get out from under that dark rock and take a look around – look at all Crime in world being financed/facilitated with Bitcoin and compare to any other Currency in circulation in any given country – Just one example of a large crime – and one not involving holding government Internet services hostage for ransome..you know Digital Assets.

    No Bitcoin 4 U !

    • I have never said “bitcoin supports” – the right word is facilitates.
      Just like Swiss bank accounts facilitated Nazis in WW I and organized crime later one.
      People who use btc’s are, from my personal observation, tend to be tax cheats.
      Honest people use coin of the realm and don’t hide in dark digital shadows –
      Do you pay sales taxes on your bit uses? OH? So you stick the rest of us!
      No morality for U

      • @ George

        Might paying Unconstitutional tax’s be considered…pay along to get along…as pay extortion to the Government and they (IRS) will leave you alone…INCOME tax is NOT…Constitutional as the founders so noted….changed by scumbag politicians to keep citizens under their thumb….thousands of tax code pages…to make ALL think that income tax is legit….maybe soon the 2nd revolution will hang them all high and we will just do away with any federal government…go back to local..

      • The Bully will always appear. If not a federal agent, a state. If not a state, the local, if not the local, a warlord, if not that, a covetous neighbor.
        No, there is safety in numbers…
        And that’s why I pray the swamp will be drained.
        But, in the meantime, rather than waste time on “false hopes of justice” I’m working on a new approach to business models. Because owning the successful systems is how to neuter the Beast; take his food source.
        Which is what Peoplenomics is about Saturday…stay tuned.

      • supported – abetted – U do see a difference,huh ?

        I fight the BEAST and his SYSTEM at every turn in my life – Every Friggin Day! – F “Ole Scratch” and those that “support” his system..

        Pays my taxes both Foreign and Domestic – at least my fair share – Do U pay taxes on Ure Currency gains day to day? didn’t think so.

      • OK, two questions:
        1. Do you support secret banking which is used to facilitate crimes?
        2. Do you think you have a right to skip paying taxes and thing YOU ought to be able to pass them on to us “honest” people?

        My point is that’s what crypto’s are: Cons hiding behind a false rallying cry of Liberty for themselves. When in fact they are common criminals (see tax evasion statutes) and passing the tab for their unpaid portion of govt revenues onto us honest. The dumb folks who know government ain’t free.

        (I wish Jack Webb (Dragnet) could have delivered this in a video…maybe for the movie “Crypto Uprising: Return of the G-Men”…)

        “You see mister, I’ve never busted a criminal who didn’t have an excuse. They all say I’m special this, I’m special that. Well, let me tell you something: Every one’s a grifter, trying to screw the honest working American and the government that keeps things in order. It ain’t perfect, but it’s what we’ve got. And I’m here to enforce the law and tax evasion is one of ’em. You can pawn your fake money off on some shylock to defend you, but we’ll get him, top. This is a nation of people with a common cause. Dress it up as liberty, but is a con any way you cut it. Take him out of here…

        (didn’t know I could channel Dragnet so well!!!)

      • “INCOME tax is NOT…Constitutional as the founders so noted”

        d:

        To quote our esteemed host: “First, you build a navy…”

        EVERY unconstitutional edict is “provisionally Constitutional,” until it is brought before the USSC. The Founders assumed American Citizens would be, and would remain engaged with the political process, and that Representatives would, by and large, place the good of the Nation ahead of their own interests. Hence, Ben Franklin’s famous quote: “A republic, if you can keep it…”

        Honestly, I don’t know about the legality or Constitutionality of an “income tax.” USSC questions are WAY out of my league. The only two top-flight conservative Supreme Court scholars of whom I’m aware are Ted Cruz and Mark Levin (I’m sure there are others, but these two have argued dozens of cases each, before the USSC), and I’ve never heard of anyone broach the subject with either.

        The American citizenry has been “disengaged” with the political process for more than 100 years now. The only wonder is we’re not farther down the toilet than we are…

      • @ Ray and George

        Did you know…

        Tennessee Man Wins “Willful Failure to File” Case
        IRS Strategy Upset
        Reprinted from “Alert” (Circa 1992-1993) POB 9411, Boise, Idaho 83707
        NON-TAXPAYER BEATS IRS IN TENNESSEE COURT BATTLE
        Another Research Foundation Member Found “Not Guilty” on All Counts in Well-Publicized Jury Trial
        by Lamarr Hardy

        [balance redacted due to copyright laws]

      • People who are interested in such “reports” can gto read case law for themselves.
        Ure has a really good tax attorney and if there was a legal way not to pay taxes, I would be all over it. But, there is not and while such reports make good fodder, they are seldom justified in their claims.
        Anyone who wants to get on this path should start with a read of
        https://evans-legal.com/dan/tpfaq.html and go from there.
        Risky business and I have more to do in my life that whanger with taxes.

      • “NON-TAXPAYER BEATS IRS IN TENNESSEE COURT BATTLE”

        So, how did his attorney get the IRS out of IRS Court and into the legal system…?

        The point of my previous post is: If you have enough guns and the human assets to carry them, any law you pass is legal, until proven otherwise.

        It may be possible to beat the IRS on a point of protocol or procedure, but once a single person does, the tax law will be rewritten within minutes, to eliminate that hole in the dike from ever again leaking.

        I prefer to play by the accepted rules. I don’t get enough sleep at it is — don’t need to do things to keep myself up at night…

      • Remember the lesson of Al Capone: the government traditionally uses tax evasion charges to bring down scofflaws, regardless of what the real dispute is about. Tax protestors live life looking over their shoulder constantly. Unless your income is derived from criminal activities, why subject yourself to that sort of stress just to save a few bucks?
        So you can find an isolated court case where someone appears to get away with being a tax cheat. What happens to the defendant afterwards? I am betting that “lived happily ever after and never payed a penny of taxes” won’t appear in that biography.

  3. George,
    I get what you are saying about the digital mob. My concern is the socials are already aligned with the liberal crazies. Hate speech in much of the world is speaking the truth (e.g. Can’t name the bomber if named Mohammed). I guess I trust the powers that be so little, I’d rather err on the side of liberty and accept that there are crazies who will occasionally do terrible things.

    BtW, your work here and on the Peoplenomics side is first rate. If people aren’t subscribing to the $40 treasure, the area missing out.

    • And the con cont5inues with no one (but us and a few others naming the CIA/Obama holdover who leaked on Trump.
      So what I wanna see from the Senate Trial is:
      Schiff on the stand for coaching the whistleblower
      Logs of the whistleblowers contacts with anyone from Obama time.
      Biden explaining his getting a prosecutor fired and how that doesn’t keep HIM from being a subject of impeachment…
      All media contacts and payments to clap and brennan
      And more…

      My son could use a 500K/year job, btw…for half that I’ll go middle of the road and for 2X that I’ll vote democrat. Seems to be how they work it…

  4. George

    Some end of year closeout comments.

    Did Santa bring you an Arduino system to play with?

    I do not know what type of software it comes with. I suspect they may have a lot of canned routines you can plug and play to get up and running fast. If you have to roll your own code then things can get dicey fast for a new user. For example reading a keypad for a key press sounds simple until you encounter key bounce. There is a technique to get around that. I hope the Arduino supplier gives their customers literature on these common problems. If not I can supply you with info on how to code this.

    Why does the front end of Tesla cars collapse in front end collisions?
    In almost all of the photos of Tesla wrecks the front end of the car is missing or very badly damaged. I guess the Tesla engineers figures that because there’s no big gas engine in there they can cut back on structural strength. So they either explode from bad batteries or come apart in a collision. Not good for marketing!

    About those pesky Income Taxes. When you get deep into what the law, Title 26, really says and what certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions say about the Federal income tax you find that the IRS has been running a scam since the end of the World War II Victory tax in 1944. It gets somewhat detailed but when you lay out a timeline of events and law enactments it become clear how they misuse the law. In particular they mislabel everyone as a Federal employee so they can tax them under the 1939 Public Salary Tax Act. If you get a W2 then you must be a Federal employee.

    And why are the 1040 forms instituted to gather RETURNS? What are you returning to Uncle Sam if your not a Federal employee?

    Ponder that one long and hard!

    So now we have a Space Force! It seems that we will find out that we have had a Space Force for a very long time. A hand full of honest researchers have uncovered the fact that about 21 Trillion dollars of Federal money has been siphoned off of the books over the years since World War II. You can build a lot of Buck Rogers techno wizzardy with that kind of dough!!

    There are observers primarily in Washington state using high quality night vision scopes that have documented strange objects in earth orbit. These objects are not on lists of satellite orbits. Very Strange! Are they ours or piloted by the little gray guys?

    It’s been an interesting year and the new year is probably going to be even more interesting.

    Thank you George for bring us a ton of useful information!

    Happy New Year to All and especially to George and Family!

    • Rocket Mike,
      Tesla’s are the highest rated car in terms of safety period. I had the front end of my car crashed into by a hit and run driver at a minimum of 40 miles per hour and it did not total the car. Firefighters at the scene…assuming it was an injury accident…said that I was lucky to be in a Tesla. They have been at the scene of a lot of accidents and the accidents involving passengers of Tesla’s were not hurt and the cabins intact and in near perfect condition. For the record, I was not hurt. In shock yes…but not hurt one bit.

      I would have been in danger in a gas powered car…which would have caused a fire hazard and would have burst into flames from leaking oil and gas. BTW…it is rare for Tesla batteries to catch fire…But here is a stat for you…over 150 gas powered cars catch fire each and every day…

      Here is one of many articles on Tesla’s safety rating. This one on the Model 3…which is what I have.

      https://ride.tech/electric-and-hybrid/tesla-model-3-earns-top-safety-pick-safety-rating-from-iihs/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImf-2hbrg5gIVxiCtBh1WawtzEAAYAiAAEgLqcPD_BwE

      And, we have always had a Space Force run by NASA and the DOD’s National Reconnaissance Office and to some extent the NSA, CIA, DIA, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

      • OK, I am glad your happy with your car. I prefer the results seen in real world crashes which can be very brutal, Engineers often get very different result when there designs are put to real world conditions versus lab conditions. The many photos I have seen of Tesla crashes led me to my opinion. Long term tabulation of data on Tesla crashes will show us how that design fares in the real world. I have nothing against Tesla cars in general. At this point in time I would not ride in one until I see that their safety level especially the battery is a lot higher.

        The Space Force you refer to is totally different than a totally black Space Force coming out of the dark for all to see. It’s been hinted at by men like Kelly Johnson of the Lockheed Skunk Works that we have technologies that match Star trek. That was many decades ago. What do we have now?

        Have a Great New Year!

  5. Have you noticed, Civil Rights leaders are still spouting the same rhetoric from the 60’s. Like nothing has changed racially. There must be a reason. I think it is because it is more profitable to whine & complain…Jackson & Sharpton can’t make money with progress.

    • In the early 70’s I had a Socialology Professor who said in the 21st century we wouldn’t have any racial problems because we would all have light brown skin from racial mixing. How is that working out Mr. Professor?

  6. everything in this whole George article I agree with . dunno why some people heckle him on bitcon stuff .

  7. After reading all of this twice, once in the morning and again in the evening, I drew the conclusion that we have to renew our system from scratch, designed by “honest” people selected by George & associates. Happy New Year to All. Let’s get going! ;-)

    Beware: The more it changes the more it will remain the same.

  8. You will get a kick out of this George, where I lived in MT. in the mid to late 90’s we had NO cell service and internet was limited at best. Well around this
    time a friend of mine’s son enlisted in the military, went through boot camp, took all the tests and he ends up in the intel section, the first day in class the instructor proceeds to go through the social life of everyone in class accept my buddy’s kid when it came to him he told point blank the reason he did not know anything about him because he had never been on social media or had been texting! He is still in intel and most of his class were gone the first week!

  9. and everything George says is fact .. not like self interest gurus working for the FED and ordering Italian sports cars.. this latest lie about cots will remain elevated and currency getting destroyed .. what rubbish .. desperate old men and new greedy types .. living in a world of massive deflation , debt and malinvestment , rigged robot markets .. nah this is where I come to read the truth .. if you want fuzzy herd stories go to 321 or kitco they are pumping good yarns out . pathetic .. 25 years and now they say its all different .. yeah right

  10. and further gurus are saying all those commercials are just gunna park their money in the shorts at record levels and just look at it .. yeah just fuzzy happy good folk everywhere.. nothing like an old gold salesman .. had years of practice selling stories .. and a bit of sabre rattling

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