Because the scent of fall is in the air, lots of folks will be turning to their home shops now that the good working weather is here, and turn on some of the long-delayed home improvement projects. But can you get more out of your home shop? Well, the answer is an unqualified….maybe! This morning George (the tool man) looks at some ideas and opines on how an attractive home-based business for those who like to work with their hands might make sense as an economic insurance policy. After headlines, and the charts of course, including our fancy trading indicator which has been much more right about the market than George has been of late. Why he invented it and those choses to ignore it is just totally inexplicable.
The market this week put on a very impressive rally, but as our little exercise in developing a simple trading system seems to be hinting, all the hoopla this week about “solving” the crisis (which is spelled similar to circus) hasn’t really fixed much of anything. This coming week should be really key since we are now past euphoria of options expiration, too. So this morning rather than roll through repetitive headlines, we’re going to focus on what Peoplenomics is all about: Trying to stay ahead of economic trends and look off into the future a ways…
Because there are so many moving pieces to the developing budget and debt ceiling story, I’m not going to focus on those in this morning’s report (except, to pretend I’m a play-by-play baseball announcer like my old friend Manning Slater did in real life, but another story for another time…) “It’s the bottom of the calendar, and the idiots are at bat...” is how I’d begin. Which is why CNN hires a foreigner to anchor, I suppose. So instead, something a little more hopeful: A college kid wrote in and wanted me to answer some questions for him, like “Why do you prep?” Boy, I bet he’ll be sorry he asked. But we’ll spare him the full-meal-deal until after I do this short bit of play by play with a flow chart into the finals…
As you may know, the topic of Peoplenomics this weekend was a purely hypothetical solution to the devastating consequences of an economic collapse that would involve the mass euthanizing of Americans.
As happens so often, what is envisioned in our report is being overtaken by events revealing themselves on the web.
This weekend, writer Dr. Bill Weld has released documents which allege that the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) has an active program in place which is releasing nano-devices into American food and water supplies and that by January of 2014 (less than 3-months from now) more than 98% of the US population will be effected.
While we cannot attest to the accuracy of the report, the idea seems to be that once dispersed, the nano-devices which could theoretically operate at the cellular level, could be activated by radio transmissions from such sources as cell phone towers and airborne drones.
The balance of the article is available here, along with links to purported documents. What this means if true is that the government has developed an illegal KILL SWITCH with which to attack its own population.
We leave it to you to discern whether the report is accurate, although the economic rationale for a planned die-off of humans, does make unfortunate actuarial sense as outlined in our hypothecated outlook for Peoplenomics readers.
Tired of hearing endlessly about the Ceiling and the Shutdown? Well, there really is a solution no one talks about but it’s a very ugly and messy one. Many times in the past, we have referred to our purely hypothetical Directorate 153 as being a kind of Central Command for a shadow government which really drives US sociopolitical operations. Envisioned as being an outgrowth of the Cold War, when the US was at a long-term strategic disadvantage in policy implementation, due to the longer duration of Soviet and now Federation (State Duma) committee plans, our hypothesized Directorate at least gives the West a somewhat equalized footing on the timeline; one less subject to political breezes that blow through Washington in the wake of each election. This morning, after a cup and a crumpet, we’ll consider what we do best around here: The unthinkable.
It’s a buzz. A vibration that permeates the soul that I haven’t felt in years. The last locks on a tumbler of an incredibly complex lock mechanism finally falling into place at last and revealing a graceful treasure within. Unfortunately, what is unlocked if the future, as a design comes into view; one that’s at once horrifying because of the magnitude of change it will be to the unwary, but – in a curious way – one that preserves America as a country while ceding the obvious: We aren’t the only country of power in the world, anymore. We’ll dispense with this morning’s usual rehash of headlines because for millions of Americans, grasping the Big Picture of where the economy is likely headed is the most important “real” story out there. Yellen’s in, Kohn isn’t…but it speaks volumes as to ‘Merica’s future for those willing to study the playing field…