(Ogden, UT)  —  There is an invisible line that is crossed in America; not unlike the Mason-Dixon Line of pre-Civil War days.

It seems to run from about Phoenix  (Scottsdale specifically), on up through Utah, and then up north to about Montana.   From there, the line turns right and runs  down just south of Chicago and then due East.

Unlike most of the lines we talk about today, this one doesn’t divide up the turf between the Bloods and Crips.  It isn’t a red state-blue state kind of thing.

It is “The Coffee Line.”

Near as I can figure it, Ogden (or Salt Lake just a few miles south) is a natural barrier.  Common-sense Mormon folk doesn’t seem to go in for caffeine as ,much as folks further north and out west of here.

To the southeast of “The Ogden Line” a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee.

On this side of the Ogden Line, a cup of coffee is an Event.  Specially marketed, specially roasted, with a matching branded coffeemaker, and matching napkins.  It’s all part of making people partisans in the Coffee War.

.There are social phenomena that seem to follow the line.  Real Estate prices look to be a bit higher on the north and western sides of the line.  On the south, Folgers and Maxwell House and a big Mr. Coffee seem to propel people just fine.  On this side of the Coffee Line, however, people are nervous and speak about twice as fast as people in Texas.

Not they seem to actually get across any more.  But they are as high-strung as junkies on Day Three of withdrawal about things.

If this morning’s report from the front line seems a big radical, it’s with good reason.  I’ve thrown in with the Coffeeists and have three cups of Seattle’s Best Coffee in me.  My typing fingers are twitching like a man possessed, I’m sweating in unusual places, and even my vision is reacting; pulsing a bit from  this morning’s bean-up.

Fortunately, my brain isn’t operating any faster.  But the twitching?  That should help maintain our usual number of errors.  Which in turn will keep it clear which side of the Coffee Line out allegiances presently lay.

Housing Starts

We have data hot off the server from the Census Bureau  to review this morning.  Although it hardly seems necessary since this being an election year,  there’s no question that we are all supposed to be admiring the Emperor’s new clothes..,,

BUILDING PERMITS
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,153,000.  This is 1.5 percent (±1.3%) above the revised May rate of 1,136,000, but is 13.6 percent (±0.6%) below the June 2015 estimate of 1,334,000.
Single-family authorizations in June were at a rate of 738,000; this is 1.0 percent (±1.5%)* above the revised May figure of 731,000.  Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 384,000 in June.

HOUSING STARTS
Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,189,000.  This is 4.8 percent (±13.5%)* above the revised May estimate of 1,135,000, but is 2.0 percent (±12.9%)* below the June 2015 rate of 1,213,000.

Single-family housing starts in June were at a rate of 778,000; this is 4.4 percent (±15.8%)* above the revised May figure of 745,000.  The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 392,000.

HOUSING COMPLETIONS
Privately-owned housing completions in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,147,000.  This is 12.3 percent (±10.7%) above the revised May estimate of 1,021,000 and is 18.7 percent (±14.9%) above the June 2015 rate of 966,000.

Single-family housing completions in June were at a rate of 752,000; this is 3.7 percent (±10.2%)* above the revised May rate of 725,000.  The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 386,000.

The titanic demographic forces are battling things out presently…and because we don’t have any “snake swallowed the pig” bulges in demographics for a long time to come (*with the exception of immigrants), one reason why open borders actually make a tiny bit of economic sense is so lumber companies won’t all bite the bullet at the same time..

When you think about it, king-size bed is less than 50 square feet so yes, micro houses do make sense especially if you haven’t been through a government crime training program (prison) to prepare you for the felonious life, or politics, so you can  afford a large home.

The Terrorist Daily

I used to publish a sub report called The Daily Bomber a while back.  But our marketing plans for that blew up in our faces.  So this morning we launch Terrorist Daily.

Our highly esteemed, but not yet Nobel Peace Prize winner news analyst up in Winnipeg offers this:

Dear Mr. Ure,

Is the judiciary losing relevance? Police in Germany purportedly have chased and killed an Afghani suspect who allegedly attacked train passengers with a knife and axe. Interesting how MSM headlines may infer the suspect was an adult rather than the apparent child he was. 

Regards,

Good point.  We have scheduled political correctness training for our entire Winnipeg Bureau, since the perp was 17.

While it’s true that 17 is a “child” here ion the Divided States, and while true that screaming and axe swinging isn’t normal behavior for a “child,”  anyone coming at others with intent to “dispatch” kaffirs forfeits access to Child Services Counseling.  Same thing with an AK or body-bomb.

You see, terrorism is much more akin to demonic possession than most people give credit.  Except in the case of child-aged instruments of Death, the possession isn’t by means of some conjured-up Devil.

Why, the Devil doesn’t need to even stir, once sick, power hungry humans figure out the “possession” trick, as they have.  While it’s going great guns (*and bombs) in the Middle East now, the human’s satiating their egos through possession of children is coming here as well.

So in meta terms, the German authorities were merely performing an exorcism in which the k possessed didn’t survive the the rite.

As long as we’re on the demonic side of things, the Blass Mass use of candles for summoning may be fading.  This as one headline tells how “Chilling ‘f**k the police’ Black Lives Matter note found near squad car that was torched ‘with a Molotov cocktail’ outside a Florida mosque.”

Terrorism – in all its forms – is something the media just can’t get right.  Did you see, for example, how a British channel has a female reporter wearing Muslim headgear to cover the Nice killings?

Terrorism is not a specific act, but rather a continuum of behaviors.  It’s goal is to wrest social control away from the democratic majority and we have multiple actors all making the bums rush worldwide.

It is entirely preventable, of course.  But since we have useless “leaders” who are unable to lead based on society-wide positive goals that are both achievable and tangible, people do not feel involved and here comes the demonic possessed while leadership is napping.

Where to for Stocks?

Damn fine email to share:

Dear George:  (See chart here)

Supply and Demand. At the top, the red line is “Supply.” “Demand” (the green line, top) is Above Supply. Unless and until we get real “Supply” (sellers for real) it will be difficult for the Joke to Drop. If we get real “Supply” then expect a test of support. “Where is support?” you may ask… Easy! 17,480 or 15,500. Poof! Take you pick!! Lower looks easier here, but “Somebody” with $$$$ keeps on buyin! Rest Regards to you! W!

And we expect when the bond bottom comes in, the strong hands will accumulate like crazy…so this is just initial firming, if I’m right.

Still, too much short-term “news risk” for me, so we will await a better short term entry.

After the Housing data, things were flat to slightly down.

Time to head out for Oregon…and work on tomorrow’s Peoplenomics.com report.

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