Random Notes

Special ‘No-Normal’ Edition

No. 1

Dealing With ‘Brain Dead’

If you have to deal with asleep, brain-dead, self-hypnotized, condescending, mainstream news-feeders, here’s a tip.

Remember, it’s not “your opinion”.

Patent numbers, patent descriptions, dates, names, payrolls, money trails, corporations, whistleblower testimonies, irrefutable compilations like this, are not an opinion.

They are fact.

No. 2

No Infrastructure

From time stamp 12:08, to 14:27, in the above link (repeated here), there are 108, players or individuals receiving the benefits of ‘Speck’ protection.

We call it The Speck from Horton Hears A Who … because it’s so small, nobody’s ever found one; not even the Cee Dee Cee or the N ‘EYE’ H. Sorry for the ‘code’.

The majority of those in the compilation are so protected, they won’t ever need another update.

You might say, they’re ‘fully protected’.

We can take that montage and extrapolate it to the rest of the population. Remember this?

It does not take much to figure out, rapidly increasing instability is the way forward.

While there may be an infrastructure bill in name … if workers are not available and supplies restricted or non-existent, there’s no infrastructure.

Admittedly, that’s very oversimplified.

Sure, there may be some projects that get started and have limited progress.

However, after reading this summary of the built-in insanity, one really has to actually be favoring a collapse so these projects don’t get implemented to any large degree.

Bringing us to the next item.

No. 3

Double-Secret-Probation, ‘Omicron’

It would be nice to laugh at stupidity if stupidity wasn’t so dangerous.

The powers are wasting no time … declaring a ‘State of Emergency’ even though nothing has happened.

They openly mock the idiots that still buy into the hype; their contempt, completely out in the open.

Even a working-class Cockney Brit, has got it figured out. It can’t be that hard, can it?

Note at time stamp 2:40, it shows that we may have already had the Epsilon variant. It must have come and gone.

I completely missed it. My bad. 🙂

No. 4

The Sheep … Too Far Gone

A hopeful comment taken at time stamp 4:02, at this link:

Those who have bought in, and voluntarily injected themselves … even if they were lucky enough to get a placebo, will not wake up.

Amadha Vollmer has stated it well when she said, ‘when the truth finally hits, they will lose their minds.’

From a Biblical standpoint, that does not mean we give up on them. Plant the seed but then walk away and continue to prepare.

If by some miracle … because that’s what it would have to be, they do wake up, it’s your opportunity to take the lead and direct their (an your) next steps.

Be prepared … it could happen.

No. 5

So, Now It’s CXVXD-21 ?

You can’t make this up and it’s more insane by the day.

The sheer repetition of the fear narrative, like ever-increasing drug use for the same effect, has got to be wearing off … becoming less effective with each news release.

On top of that, there are literally less people able to buy into the narrative

Reference No 1, above. They have already received full protection; not subject to further updates.

No. 6

Sky High Ammo Prices

Going to the comment sections on YouTube sites or vendor sites, has the typical collection of blowhards saying:

“I refuse to pay these prices. I’m going to wait until they come down”.

It’s possible, at least some of these guys are the same middle-aged, overweight, out-of-shape posers, that like to have useless crap all over their AR.

When the bravest guy in the room is a woman (linked here), it means, that trash hanging off your AR is a bill-board; effectively saying:

‘I’m hiding behind my AR crap and probably a coward’.

Another woman, linked here, has actually decided to use the AR platform.

However, she trains with ‘Iron Sights’ … BAM !!!

Let’s go to this link and time stamp 1:13.

If that’s the future availability of our currently high-priced product, meaning there is none, does it really matter how much it costs now?

Of course, the posers are busy posing.

They won’t matter when it all hits. They’ll still be waiting for prices to come down on something that’s no longer there.

No. 7

S&P, In ‘Spring Position’

Price action penetrated support last week and is set to attempt a rally.

The futures market opened about 90-minutes ago and shows S&P trading up about +0.80%.

That upward bias may also lift the Basic Materials Sector (DJUSBM) and possibly offer a low risk short position via SMN (not advice, not a recommendation)

We’ll be watching.

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For the Week

No. 1

‘Imagine The Hysteria …’

The quote below, taken from the October 14th post:

“If GLD breaks the trend-line, getting back to the 170 – 171, level (up-thrust), imagine the hysteria.” 

Well, at Friday’s close, GLD is currently at 172.61 and reached an up-thrust high (thus far) of 174.67.

Now, a re-cap of the hysteria (most recent first):

Von Greyerz: Gold-O-Mania Is Coming!

Gold Breakout Imminent!

Gold shhh…

Gold Probes Multi-Month Highs

“$3000 In Months, Not Years”

Gold & The Dollar Soar

Gold & Crypto Surge

That’s just within the last eleven days.

All of the above, brings us to the next item.

No. 2

U.S. Inflation. Hardest Hit Categories

The linked article goes on to detail where prices have risen the most … well, almost.

This chart shows the financial press approved categories and respective price increases.

But wait, there’s a category left out.

What about ‘ammunition’. The price of that category is up (depending on source) anywhere from 300% – 1,000%.

You have to wonder why that’s not on the list.

Personal anecdote:

A trip to the local Wal-Mart just yesterday to get mealworms for the hens (local feed store mom & pop has been out for weeks) gave opportunity to go by the sporting goods and the ‘ammo counter’.

The counter’s thirty-foot rack, was stripped bare.

All of it gone except for a few boxes of Federal 22,target, and some 12-guage.

Later in the day, there’s a strange twist while searching for product using this site,

The comments (rating) section have people bragging about how their ammo, is older production.

It’s completely turned upside down. Back in the day, you wanted the freshest stuff available.

Now, because of difficulties finding parts, product and experienced employees that have not been jabbed, quality has apparently declined.

The inference is, if you can prove that your ammo was manufactured during 2019, or before let’s say, you might be able to charge a premium on the secondary market.

Paul Harrell has shown, linked here, that properly stored, ammo will still be viable after 50-years or more.

Which brings us to the next item.

No. 3

Shipbuilder, Backpedals

Turns out, this shipbuilder’s not quite ready to destroy its own business.

However, the damage has (likely) already been done.

Anyone with production experience knows the way to destroy product quality, is to have an on-again, off-again, and then back on-again, production line.

It does not matter the product.

If production can’t be sustained, uninterrupted, for periods at a time, there really is no quality. Too many variables have been introduced.

This is where we are with all product. It may be part of the reason retail sales have spiked.

Get the good stuff now.

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

No. 1

Institutional Destruction

The short video clip by Mark Dice, linked here, shows how former successful and possibly even meaningful (on a rare occasion) movie productions/franchises are being systematically destroyed.

This phenomenon is not just Hollywood but nationwide.

To be specific, the same type of destruction is occurring in the ‘wealth management’ industry.

One of the latest salvos is this ‘initiative’ to make that industry more diverse.

The comments section talks about the ‘talent going elsewhere’ to start their own business.

That may be true but remember, ‘Fiduciary Responsibility’ requirements make sure the person with the least amount of knowledge is in control … the client.

Which brings us to the next bullet item.

No. 2

The ‘Average Investor’

Years ago, somewhere around the early 1990s, Tony Robbins interviewed Robert Prechter Jr.

One of the questions Robbins asked was this:

‘What should the average investor do?’

Prechter’s response was timeless. He said:

‘Quit being the average investor’

Absolutely brutal but true.

It was a polite way of saying to get busy; stop being the ignorant, lazy, average American.

Study and learn the markets. That way you won’t be subject to the corruption and villainy that permeates the financial services industry.

Don’t think that statement’s true?

Just watch a couple of episodes of “American Greed” and see how many involve financial scams that fleece an unsuspecting investment public.

In the above link, our ‘professional’ positions short in a biotech company, Orexigen Therapeutics.

If there’s one thing an aspiring market trader speculator learns at the start, it’s never, never, never go short on biotech (at least the individual equity).

Anything can happen … and it did.

No. 3

Flash Crash Ready

This just out from ZeroHedge; Is another Flash-Crash in the cards?

First off, let’s review what a flash crash looks like.

Link to the 2010, crash.

“Paper” = Big institutional selling

’79s are trading … all the way down !!! ‘

Even way back in my SeekingAlpha days, I proposed the next major market hit would be like nothing else.

Possibly a 20% – 50%, drop overnight or something similar.

Is it not better to plan, analyze and position (not advice, not a recommendation) with a Black Swan event in mind or just go merrily along thinking you’re as close to the entry door as the exit?

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

No. 1

Only The Beginning

Probably the best example thus far of what lies ahead.

At this site’s location in Central Texas, there’s been a so-called ‘clinic’ over the weekend.

A clinic to provide ‘protection’ to any that are still (at this late date) stupid enough to believe standard media reports.

There’s no joy in being correct about this subject.

However, at the same time and over the months … now running into years, attempts have been made to get the word out.

Way back in May of 2020, this update was published before most anything was fully known.

The conclusions came from intuition (discernment), coupled with empirical observation.

Family members have been notified. Church members notified; attempting to find anyone that would listen.

The typical response was:

I don’t want to talk about that right now.’

I don’t believe that.

‘You’re not a qualified source’.

So, what can you do?

Well, what this author’s doing, is providing leadership to those who want it.

That means, recognizing what’s coming (or what’s likely), positioning or trading in the markets for potential gain.

No. 2

The Real Bull Market

Right around mid-year last year, the product at this link was priced at $12.95.

That product is no longer available from the supplier as can be seen from the comment:

Going to this link, shows the product is not even listed.

If we go to this link, that same product if you can find it, now ranges from $49.94, to $119.95.

That’s an increase of 286% to 826%, in about eighteen months.

Going to this link and forwarding to time stamp 6:12, might get to the crux of why the product is not available or only available at a near 1,000%, increase in price.

No. 3

Keep It Simple … Be Proficient

In line with No. 2, we have this personal anecdote.

A couple of years ago, your author won a “Top Shot” contest at this location.

All told, the entire number of contestants was somewhere around thirty. At least two, were former or active military.

From my recollection, not one of them had what’s termed a 1911. That’s what I brought … along with one spare magazine that I carried in my pocket.

I did not have all the accoutrement gear they had; the khakis, the BDU’s, the boots … none of that.

I was in shorts and an Oxford-type shirt.

I did bring my Bianchi holster that I bought in 1984. So, I had that going for me. 🙂

Remember this?

Yes, it’s just a movie but it gets a point across. Proficiency equates to performance and that equates to survival.

If you have read this far, it’s likely you’re in the crowd that’s likely to survive or at least not go down without giving it your best.

Winning the contest proved that looks don’t amount for much when in the clutch.

What’s going on in one’s head along with the ability to carry it out, is the deciding factor.

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

No. 1

Bye, Bye, Bullpen

It looks like the word ‘bullpen‘ is inappropriate … to someone at least.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any more stupid … it all goes to the next level.

Jerimiah Babe may have the right attitude.

With so many unprepared and focused on the wrong things (like the name of a baseball warm-up area), when the bottom drops out, there’re going to be once in a lifetime investment opportunities.

No. 2

Gold To Soar … Yet Again

Looks like the boys (and girls) at Kitco are back at it again. Gold is going up for sure this time … honest.

At time stamp 15:08, the female interviewer really puts the screws to her guest.

She does not believe a word he’s saying … so, there’s that.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the confiscators may be gearing up for another 1930s style Executive Order.

It probably won’t matter either way.

If you have to show your ‘papers’ to sell gold at the local bullion dealer, what’s the point of owning it?

No. 3

Escape From New York

Come this Monday, we’re going to see what happens when approximately 25% of a major city’s police, fire and healthcare employees don’t show up for work.

Time to take notes.

No. 4

Drinking Beer Outside The Liquor Store

Looks likes it’s just a normal thing if you’re in the Ukraine (time stamp 15:08)

No. 5

In a Knife Fight … No Rules !!!

There are no rules anymore. Bullet item No. 6, below shows the confiscation plans are moving forward.

As a caveat, the financial services industry. i.e. ‘wealth management’, is operating with a paradigm that no longer exists.

One of the objectives of this site, is to offer an alternative to the group-think of wealth managers.

Certification presents itself as an authority figure … just like Fox News presents itself as the alternative.

In fact, those in control own both sides of the narrative.

Does anyone really think FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) is going to allow a wealth manager to make his clients overtly wealthy?

Even if that manager knew what to do, he’s hamstrung by regulations like ‘Fiduciary Responsibility‘; effectively guaranteeing the person with the least amount of knowledge (i.e., the client) is in control.

No. 6

Confiscate The IRA/401K

A topic that has been discussed literally for years by my firm, is confiscation of retirement accounts.

The following is a cut-and-paste from this link which is password protected:

Note the date.

Written over two years ago.

_______________________________________________________

4/7/19

Government To Confiscate IRAs?  It’s Easy.

There has been enough time for the American working (and saving) public to take the lessons of the 2007- 2009 meltdown and act accordingly.

One of those lessons would have been to realize just how close they came to having their IRAs confiscated.

Personally, I’m surprised that any of the following links below are still active.  Well, who’s looking at this stuff anyway?  Certainly, not the general public:

Dems Target

Fact Check

Congress considering

Government to Confiscate

Confiscation of Private Retirement

Even in the Wall St. Journal:  Targeting your 401K

After reading several of these reports in 2009 and later, it did not take long for me to set the plan in motion to cash out … completely.  I took the 10% penalty, while it’s still 10% and liquidated my accounts (not advice, not a recommendation).

The rest of the population?  Not so much.

I think it was Prechter who laid out just how easy it is for the government to seize IRA accounts.  It’s basically a two step process.

Step 1. 

The market drops 50% to 70%.  Remember, the drop from 2007 to the bottom in 2009 was 58%.

Step 2.

Declare a state of emergency (executive order) for the working population and move in to “save” the IRA accounts from more devastation.  

The result would involve a stiff withdrawal penalty (say 50%) and to “protect” the accounts from further losses, IRAs can only invest in U.S. Treasuries or Bonds.

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End of cut-and-paste

The scenario may not happen exactly as detailed above. The Stew Peters link (repeated here) shows there are several ways to access the IRA accounts (not advice, not a recommendation).

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

No. 1

Hawking Gold

Back in the day, these people were run out of town.

Scrolling down to the comments (if they have not been deleted), some are starting to catch on.

No 2

Dark Winter

Stumbled on this Dark Winter link while scrolling through comments on the Northwest ‘bomb cyclone’.

Simulated scenarios for biological weapons release.

Video is from 2015:

Problem, reaction, solution.

Time stamp 2:50 is especially telling.

No. 3

Iraqveteran8888

What does it mean?

This link contains the answer.

No 4

Inflation, Not

Well, here we go again. The current ‘inflation’ is NOT the destruction of the dollar.

What are the ‘inflationists’ going to say if/when gold has a major break to the downside as detailed below in No. 5.

“It’s all rigged !”

Line No. 6, shows us what’s it’s really all about … destruction of survival: food, tools, parts, consumables.

No 5

Gold Forecast: Look Familiar???

Just found this link

First presented here at this link … over a month ago.

Latest update is here.

No. 6

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

The next chess move.

First, it’s the containers being sent to the bottom.

Are the ships next?

No 7

Destruction of the ‘Wealth Management Firms’

Robert Prechter said it years (if not decades) ago; the next mega bear market is going to destroy the ‘wealth management’ industry.

Some entities are not even waiting for the bear market.

They’re getting out in front. Sort of being the leader … if leading anything is even possible for a corporation.

This is the latest round in self-induced annihilation

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

No. 1

Moderna: Bad News On The Way?

Whenever a high-flyer darling stock changes course and reverses down in a big way, the lawsuits start.

‘Investors’ only know one direction … up.

They figure they’re so smart, any decision from them that does not work out, must be someone else’s fault.

Class Action for Moderna (with discovery) may be dead ahead.

MRNA is currently down – 34.8%, from its all time highs.

Let’s start our stopwatch and see how long it takes for the first ‘Notice’.

No. 2

‘How To Short The Dollar’

Well, if you need to know how to do it, you shouldn’t be doing it.

No. 3

Gold Pontifications

You don’t have to go more than 1:18, into this interview to get an inaccurate definition of inflation.

With that said, it does not keep the (delusional) bugs in the comment section from eating it up.

The interviewer, if he had the strength, could have stopped it right there and challenged with: ‘Inflation is defined as the expansion of credit that results in increased demand that in turn results in higher prices.’

At this point in time, we’re in credit destruction (i.e. Wells Fargo shutting down credit lines) not expansion … um, which is deflation not inflation.

Look at the velocity of money; enough said.

Moving on, there’s possible miss-direction at time stamp 11:40.

Anyone talking about that subject as something that’s real (other than this type of real) is at best, disingenuous.

What’s in the media is there for a reason.

That reason is to shape your thoughts and keep you thinking ‘inside the box‘.

Ending this item on a humorous note, years ago, probably 2003 – 2004, I had signed up for several Dr. Elder webinars.

During one of those, he made an off-hand comment to the effect:

‘Never trust a bald man who wears a hat indoors

Not kidding.

His son, who was the moderator at the time, immediately went into damage control; posting apologies directly into the live stream 🙂

No. 4

Lions and Tigers and Bears … Oh My!

Now we need to inject zoo animals.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Who knows when or if the tide will turn.

At this point, it looks like there will be complete destruction first which brings us to the next bullet item.

No. 5

Only Problems. No Solutions

Personal Anecdote. Skip to No. 6, if not interested.

Back in the day as an Engineering Manager, there were times an employee (usually an engineer) would walk into my office and give me a list of problems on a particular project.

If this happened a second time, I would sort of gently (maybe) let them know, ‘If you bring me problems, you need to have solutions as well.’

I also let them know, if they were not able to come with solutions, I would map out a long-term action plan (basically starting documentation for termination) for their continued development.

How many YouTube sites talk endlessly about the problem?

It does not take much effort or thought or creativeness to tell us what we already know.

This site not only presents the problem(s), but also presents potential solution(s) or action(s).

Example:

Problem: Markets stretched to valuations beyond historical extremes. Traditional methods of analysis (P/E ratios, Book Value. etc.) no longer work. The market could ‘disconnect’ and be unavailable to trade for days or weeks at a time (think Klaus Schwab ‘cyber attack’).

Solution: (not advice, not a recommendation):

Identify a market and trading vehicle that has its own direction and is separated from the overall mass-hysteria. Position ‘in and out’, as required in that market until such time there are other opportunities of similar potential.

That market thus far, has been identified as biotech, SPBIO. The trading vehicle is LABD (not advice, not a recommendation).

Any disconnect or surprise event is already factored in as a likely positive for the position taken, i.e. being short biotech

We’re not only taking this approach for the current market environment but the supply chain as well.

The supply chain shut down and the potential famine that will ensue, is one of, if not the main reason(s) silver and gold may be of no use (at least temporarily) in the troubles to come.

They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD:

At this point in time, I’m sticking with Ezekiel.

No. 6

Mr E Is Back

Back in the day, before YouTube did its purge, we had Mr. E.

Evidently he was verbally abused in an elevator by a hoard of the mindless and masked.

This video is his response.

No. 7

Taboo, Scaboo

Well, it would not be a compete ‘Notes’ update without mention of Scaboo.

Here he is at his new home … a few miles north of town.

As mentioned in the last update, the hen that gave him trouble at the outset, well, he’s got that all sorted out.

According to his new owners, he takes his job seriously.

He protects the hens and is meticulous about getting them into their coop at night. He then goes to his own coop; sort of a personal man-cave.

This picture was taken by the new owner.

You have to figure they must be pleased with him to wait long enough to capture such a majestic pose.

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

Special “Random-Random” Edition

No. 1

Rooster Crowing Compilation

Two minutes, thirty-two seconds, of rooster.

With 155-million views and counting.

Note the down-votes.

If you don’t want to watch roosters … then don’t watch.

No. 2

The Rifleman

Excellent gunmanship at time stamp 12:45

No. 3

What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?

‘Way hay and … up she rises … early in the morning.’

Left out of the beautiful rendition above, is the following:

Put him in the bed with the captain’s daughter
Put him in the bed with the captain’s daughter
Put him in the bed with the captain’s daughter
Early in the morning’

Well after all, we have a family show here.

No. 4

German Power Plant Runs Out Of Coal

Signs of the times.

We’ll likely never see the days of abundance again.

Those quick to respond and/or have prepared, fortunes can be made during times like this.

No. 5

Christopher Walken

Everybody Dance Now

No. 6

Road Rage

A potential future training video on the correct method to handle or display your firearm.

No. 7

The Karate Kid

What’s so obviously missing today.

‘Hey honey, have you seen my mask?’

No. 8

Augason Farms Shuts Down

Closing down for at least three months.

One of, if not the largest ‘storable food’ supplier closes down because it can’t get product.

Is the local bullion dealer closing down for three months?

I’m not against the metals.

I’m against, the abdication of honor, character, and bravery just so I can grow my YouTube channel with popular ‘stacking’ clips.

Pointing one’s followers single-mindedly to ‘stacking’ (as the means to survive the collapse) by definition, points them away from understanding what’s happening on a world-wide basis.

If you watch the old TV shows like Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Superman, and on, one theme keeps repeating.

That is, the disgust for cowardice; especially from the women and rightly so.

It really must have been a big deal back then. If you were labeled a coward or ‘yellow’, your life was basically over.

We all have our areas of ‘fear’ and the author here, being no exception.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

What you do with the fear is the difference.

Bravery’s like a muscle. To keep it strong, it needs to be exercised.

No. 9

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

Final Shootout.

No CGI. No Greenscreen.

Maybe, just maybe after it’s all over, if Hollywood’s still around (I won’t be sad if they’re not), they might figure it’s a good idea to toss the CGI.

I’m not holding my breath.

No. 10

The Elephant’s ‘Knew’

No one told the elephant tribe, their benefactor and protector had died (time stamp: 3:48).

They just knew (a phenomenon discussed previously) and traveled 12-hours to pay respects.

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

Special “Zombie” Edition

No. 1

“Brainless Zombies”

Those of us that still have a functioning, critical thinking brain, are at a loss to describe the idiocy of the masses.

The Maverick of Wall Street calls them “brainless zombies” (time stamp 3:50).

Dan, at I Allegedly, looks to the sky and searches for words to explain the phenomenon.

During his walk-and-talks, he has struggled but finally came up with “Imbecile”.

Jerimiah Babe calls them “These People”

No matter what we call them, for a number yet to be determined, they’re ‘dead men walking‘.

No. 2

Cat watches Tom & Jerry

No. 3

“Zombie Watch”

Looks like the generation that may have little to no experience on how mass genocide via dictatorship starts, is about to find out.

First, they watch you … all the time.

Then …

No. 4

Dan Gets ‘Edgy’

In an attitude that seems similar to this site, Dan gets into who he wants as a relator (time stamp 13:00).

That is, not some hairdresser that just got their license six months ago but someone who’s ‘been in the trenches’ as he says. Someone who was ‘around during the 2008, crash’.

Someone who’s a hardened and tough negotiator.

As the economy, the food supply, energy supplies and now volcanic eruptions/earthquakes continue to destroy the infrastructure, it’s likely the population that stands to survive, will get very focused on experience.

Paper (degrees) hanging on the wall, as so-called ‘qualifications’ are no substitute for brutal, raw-edged competence.

No. 5

DC-3 (C-47) Low Pass

Go to time stamp 7:13, and turn up the the volume.

No. 6

“Visor & Mask” Zombies

The following comment, taken from one of Dan’s (I Allegedly) posts, linked here.

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It may be hard to read. Several areas have been expanded and shown below:

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That last comment, repeated:

“But honestly, I think we deserve it. The stupidity today is unprecedented and it’s not sustainable.”

Hmmm, where have we heard that sentiment before?

This site, maybe?

No. 7

“Penal Colony” … Australia

As a corollary to No 3, remember back a few years ago, when the Aussies made a big deal about turning in and/or destroying their means of ‘protection’?

Well zombies, now we see the result.

No. 8

Dutch Greenhouse Goes Dark

Solve for the following equation:

Does, (Stupid) X (Stupid) = Zombie?

Well, let’s see.

First, we’ll cut our coal fired energy sources.

“Stupid”

Then, we’ll power our food supply production (an absolute necessity) with whatever unreliable energy source is left.

“Stupid”

Oh, wait.

Let’s bring those coal fired plants back on line.

You know, the ones we haven’t bulldozed yet to get our food production back on track.

“Zombie”

Indeed: We have (Stupid) X (Stupid) = Zombie

No. 9

Creedence Clearwater: Run Through The Jungle

The music and the film footage are excellent. They set the scene.

Perhaps, more important are comments such as this one:

I was born in 65. In the 70s this CCR tune made my fathers eye turn to what I later learned was called the “thousand yard stare”. That’s when I knew it was time for me to just quietly slip out of the room. I could literally see/sense his fear and pain. he didn’t, get mean, just distant and quiet, until the day he died. A lot of you know exactly what I mean. This song did a lot to help me understand him and his friends. Now that we are both a lot older, I only wish I could take some of that weight from him and carry it for him, and maybe give him some space to recover some of his lost soul. I can’t be the only son who has, and still does cry for my father and what he had taken from him.

Even better, is the first comment that replies to the above:

“How many women and children did he kill?”

I say it’s better because ladies and gentlemen, it may be a perfect example of the zombie mentality that could be nearly, if not fully eradicated during our up-coming trials.

Recall, from No. 6, above:

The stupidity today is unprecedented and it’s not sustainable.

Of course, our village idiot’s comment did not go unchallenged.

Many replies followed throughout the link and included a good amount of, “Thank you for your service”.

We’ll end our ‘Notes’ with the following; also from the same link.

If you honestly want to thank a veteran. Become a citizen worthy of being fought for

Which then begs the question: Are you, or am I, that citizen?

Stay Tuned

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Random Notes

The Usual Suspects For The Week

Special “Silver” Edition

No. 1

Trucking Shipment Danger

Invoice factoring company goes bankrupt. Trucking and shipping shut-downs a likely result.

Link to the article is here.

‘How’s that stack of silver coming?’

The signs continue to stack up (pun intended) that accumulating inedible metals, non usable as a work tool or a medicine is a dead end; for now.

If you already have gold and silver … great.

At this point, we can see more and more, the ‘accumulation’ needs to be storable grains, legumes, proteins, water purification and medicines along with ‘protection. Go to time stamp 4:24.

No. 2

La Palma Eruption Continues: Increases Intensity

The best ‘boots on the ground’ reporting is coming from ‘Bushcraft Bear’ at this link.

You know it’s good as his videos are being stolen and re-packaged by those who can’t think or do for themselves.

Everybody’s so self-important and has something to say, right?

If you want to watch pure media sensationalism (with no actual data … other than lava temperatures), here is just one link among many.

No. 3

Stalag Luft III: ‘The Great Escape’

Drone footage of the path of the escape tunnel: “Harry”

Additional information on the event from a presentation by NOVA

Back when men had cajones and women didn’t.

No. 4

Shortages Starting To Cut Deep

Here we have reporting from a ‘regular guy’ in Connecticut.

It doesn’t matter how much silver or gold you have.

If it’s not on the shelf … it’s not there at any price.

No. 5

Acid Rain From La Palma To Hit Europe

I wonder what that’s going to do to crop yeilds … but wait, I have my stack of silver to save me. 🙂

No. 6

Getting Ready For Winter … And No Electricity

If I put my stack of silver in the fire and light it … will it keep me warm?

No. 7

Premeditated Murder

Link is here.

Scuttlebutt (unverified) on the alternate sites; corporate drug manufactures do not have liability indemnity if they engage in pre-meditated homicide.

No. 8

Quigley, Down Under

Does Quigley (Tom Selleck) have ear-plugs at time stamp 2:57???

No. 9

Taboo Scaboo … Goes To The Farm

For those following these updates, we’ve (at the residence) been raising a Leghorn Rooster (“Scaboo”) from a small chick … which is ‘against the rules’.

After six months, it wound up where he was spending more time, sometimes all day in the house. He was not able to go outside because he would start crowing.

Understandable as he was ‘outside’, a happy camper and surrounded by four hens.

Moving him to the farm of some friends is the best thing for him.

Apologies for the camera being in ‘portrait’ mode. I did not do the filming.

Here he is at his new home strutting around.

Look at the size of that comb!

Upon arrival, he immediately got into a scuffle with the ‘lead hen’ … that thinks she’s a rooster.

There was some blood and so they were separated for now.

No worries though.

He’s much larger than the rest and does not avoid conflict … i.e., he’s not a coward.

I suspect he’ll have it all straightened out in short order.

We have ‘visitation’ rights. 🙂

Meanwhile, the hens back at home have started laying.

Leghorns are very productive and will typically produce one egg a day.

At full production, that equates to 28 eggs a week.

In addition, we have about one year’s worth (and planning to get more) of chicken feed stockpiled.

Couple that with a three-tier, raised-bed garden (each bed is 192 sq.-ft., for a total of 576 sq.-ft.) that’s going year-round.

The other side of the yard has ‘mini-beds’ that are used for melons in the summertime.

The main beds are not used as the melons overtake the entire garden … being on the other side of the yard, allows them to spread out as much as needed.

All of our drinking water (including the hen’s) is filtered through a Berkey.

Thus far, this ‘homestead’ has made a serious dent it its reliance on the grocery store.

It’s taken eleven years to get to this point.

We’re in a long haul game (by the elites) that will likely last through the lifetime of anyone reading these posts.

No. 10

The ‘Unprepared’

As a corollary to No. 9, we have the ‘unprepared’.

YouTubers Jerimiah Babe, Dan ( I Allegedly) and now even a newer discovery, The Maverick of Wall Street, have all stated that some of their followers want to hear ‘good news’.

They say their posts are ‘too dark’ and negative.

I think in one of Dan’s recent posts, he even talked about those who are unprepared, attempting to make it look “cool” to not take action.

After dealing with the stupid, the lazy, the back-biters, the heel biters, gossips and the just plain idiots in the corporate world (24-years), stupidity looks like it may have finally run its course.

In a hopefully very rare comment (about myself), I’ll remind those reading, in the corporate career, I was one of the top Avionics System Integrators in the world; performing work as “Lead Engineer” for System Integration on Global Express.

So, I’m not making it up when recalling how I had to deal with the “tiny minds” as I came to know them.

I later went on to build an entire engineering department for an autopilot company that may have committed fraud.

They promised the customer a product they knew they could not deliver. They had already squandered the $200,000 initial payment (out of a multi-million dollar contract) for work that had not been done.

I was hired to build the department (hide that effort from the customer) while making it look like the company knew what it was doing.

Eighteen months later, the job was complete. As Dizzy Dean has said: “It ain’t bragging, if you’ve done it.”

I decided to leave that company and engineering entirely after I had chastised an engineer reporting to me, by giving him a poor review.

He then took that review to the HR department where the woman there decided on her own, she knew more about autopilots, system integration and aircraft flight test than I did.

The review was re-written by her; being more favorable to the engineer reporting to me.

I do not recall exactly if I signed the updated copy. If memory serves, I refused.

The rest it is history.

I left the engineering field entirely in early 2009.

The same level of effort and commitment I had in the corporate world, is now being poured into market analysis and other research; like backup power methods, seed-saving, managing livestock and homesteading.

It’s a long haul game as well.

This site’s not looking for the day-trade or even a swing trade. We’re looking for the big move … and spending money (account balance) to get it.

Everybody has their own trading style and time-frame. We’re openly disclosing that ours is focused on the long-haul (not advice, not a recommendation).

The recent reversal in Biotech, SPBIO (inverse LABD) may be just a blip … or the start of something much bigger. We’ll see.

Enough said.

Back to the unprepared.

Even if you’re prepared, it does not mean that you’ll avoid being taken down as well.

Idiots will indeed take some with them to the abyss just from being in proximity; or you (or me) being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

At least if you’re prepared, you might see it coming (for them) and sidestep so you’re not swept up in their self-inflicted carnage.

Stay Tuned

Note:  Posts on this site are for education purposes only.  They provide one firm’s insight on the markets.  Not investment advice.  See additional disclaimer here.