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June 22, 2021 | America: Brutal Revolution of Benign Reform?

What’s it going to be like when ordinary folk become more emphatic in saying “No!” to unrelenting intrusion by the dangerously ambitious Left? Will globalists force another bloody revolution? Or will American patriots be allowed to peacefully reform their bullying governments?   Constructively, reform is well under way and the discovery of informed opposition has […]

May 9, 2021 | A Primer on the History of Political Violence and Reform

Those new to history as well as those familiar with history may find it startling to read that some major political events have been methodical. Methodical enough to be predictable. The following essay is based upon research the writer pursued in the late 1970s. It focused upon unrelenting experiments in authoritarian government since the one […]

May 7, 2021 | America’s Cultural Revolution

In its own way, the United States of America is suffering the equivalent of Mao’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Ironically, because the Constitution should be proof against such ambitious control freaks. Using fear of disease and global warming. With Mao’s nightmare, every decision was made at the top and mobs of radicals turned all […]

January 31, 2021 | Short Selling Stories

With unprecedented short squeezes happening lately, the trade is getting the equivalent media attention. Right up front, this veteran investor is very much for shorting. With rules including execution only on an uptick trade and with the stock available at what used to be called the loan post. Selling short into a rising market provides […]

January 22, 2021 | Democrat Compulsions About Political Novelties

In just going back to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrats have been pixilated by political novelty. Often trashing being sensible, but for Democrats—what is sensible? LBJ was a “dirt-poor” teacher from a “dirt-poor” part of Texas. Who when not picking up dogs by their ears or specifically detailing the next day’s bombing targets in North Vietnam, […]

January 11, 2021 | Radical Left: Tragically Still Winning

Until Wednesday, Trump’s convivial rallies have been historically big and convivial. Enjoyed by happy patriots who knew they were winning. An orderly way to restore accountable and limited government.  In openly criticizing unrelenting intrusion by authoritarians this has been a refreshing attempt to bring much needed reform. Following up the stellar election in 2016, the […]

January 5, 2021 | Turning Event Dates

Throughout history, societies have lived relatively peacefully within the politics of limited government and individual freedom. No matter where or when prevailing, it has provided the most prosperity. And over the last few generations, prosperity has provided unprecedented longevity. What is there not to like? But some in living a life of endless personal dissatisfaction, […]

December 31, 2020 | Princely Finance and Taxation

One would have hoped that financial rip-offs committed by medieval princes would have been permanently shelved when liberal enlightenment ended the divine right of kings. Instead, some kind of divine right of bureaucrats has forced too much in-your-face and in-your-wallet government. Today’s version of greedy royalty. And the remedy lies in popular uprisings against bullying […]

December 30, 2020 | Fear of Global Cooling and Falling Iguanas

A tweet from the National Weather Service in Miami: “Brrr! Much colder temps expected for Christmas. Falling iguanas are possible”. On Christmas Day, the Associated Press reported: “With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews. Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling […]

December 19, 2020 | Glorious New Issue Markets and Turn-Of-The-Year Tops

No need to expand upon “Glorious”, but a “New Issue Market” invites some detailing.  Historically, one of the features of a mature bull market is that the demand for stocks excites a rush by underwriters to take private companies public. Such offerings have been called new issues. Certainly from their wild record with the South […]

December 14, 2020 | The FBI Is The KGB For Democrats

The line about the KGB and Democrats appeared in the American Thinker on Sunday and is a scathingly accurate observation by Don Surber, a blogger. In thinking it might be a caption for a cartoon a check of “Images” listed some variations but no cartoon. For those old enough to recall network radio shows, there […]

December 9, 2020 | Political Bullies Face Benign Popular Uprising: The People Win

America is suffering its greatest political storm without the bloodshed of outright hostilities.  Some 15 years ago, the struggle between ordinary folk and ambitious politicians began to become noticeable and this writer wrote some articles titled “Cold Civil War”. Well, the belligerents are still intruding, but thankfully it is still “Cold”. What created the clash […]

November 22, 2020 | When The New York Times Had Integrity

The New York Times accomplishments have ranged from admirable to deplorable. But no matter how questionable the “newspaper of record” can be, it’s always been esteemed by fashionable people. A regrettable phase occurred in the early 1930s when most everyone from hairy intellectuals to society matrons admired Communism. A 1990’s FEE article outlined that the […]

June 27, 2020 | Charts: Financial Violence

Nowadays, the saying is that a picture is worth 1,000 words. One recalls from a long time ago it was considered as a Chines observation and it amounted to 10,000 words. In looking it up, the latter was used back in the day.

May 16, 2020 | Inflation–Deflation

The government world of policymakers is confident that massive reflation by central bankers will restore the economy. Financial history says it may not work and the problem is that interventionist theories have not fully understood financial history. In the jargon of economics, perhaps the most misunderstood term is “inflation”. Indeed, it has been so chronically […]

March 24, 2020 | Gold Sector: Momentous Momentum: Momentous Opportunity

As this financial storm completes, one of the most practical investment opportunities could be in gold stocks. And as history shows, once turned, they could outperform most other equity sectors.

February 24, 2020 | The End of Authoritarianism

So that there is no confusion about terms, there is a description from physics of an authoritarian system: “That which is not compulsory is prohibited”. Wonderfully elegant and it covers everything right down to school boards. From communism to today’s corruption of liberalism, socialists in all parties have trended authoritarian.

October 24, 2018 | Extraordinary Confiscations by The State

The two ways the state aggrandizes itself is through raising taxation to levels that prompt protest. Ambition beyond these revenues has been funded through excessive debt issuance made easier to service through currency depreciation. Within the classical world, Rome enjoyed a relatively free economy until there was enough accumulated wealth to fund bureaucratic ambition – eventually without limitation or accountability. Rome turned into […]

October 25, 2017 | Minimum Ice Cover Arctic Summers

The seasonal low for Arctic Sea Ice has been set. And with the turn to expanding ice cover, Greenland’s numbers are tracking the high-side of the historical range.

September 7, 2017 | Global Warning!

As outlined by US markets, the financial mania has likely completed. September could reverse the action from bull to bear. As we have been reviewing it, the fall liquidity crisis could become serious enough to prompt a serious re-assessment of the competence of intrusive central banking.

August 16, 2017 | Climate Change

In science when the theory is shown not to work, it is abandoned. When government theories don’t work, data are altered.

June 3, 2017 | Climate Stats: Update

The Sunspot number for May was 18, which compares to 32.6 for April. On the year to date there has been 38 Spotless days, or 25 percent, which is the most in one year since 2010. For all of 2016 the number was 32, or 9 percent. The low count in SC 23 was 0.3 […]

May 19, 2017 | Real Estate: May 2017

Our last special comment on US real estate was published in August 2006, just a month after the actual peak in prices. Although not mentioned, the timing was prompted by a rare signal from our Peak Momentum Forecaster. It got over 1.20 signaling that whatever the big speculation was focused on was peaking.

March 7, 2017 | Sunspot Count Continues Low

The SS count for February was 26.1, which compares to 25.8 for January. The recent low was 18.9 in December. The high for Solar Cycle 24 was 146.1 in February 2014. The peak for SC 23 was 244.1 in July 2000.

February 8, 2017 | Climate Promotion: Seriously Failing

As an out and out promotion, climate concerns seemed to peak with Copenhagen in December 2009. The media was full of countdowns to the “end of the world”. England’s prime minister proclaimed “There are only 50 days to save the planet”. A newspaper headlined “Sun Going Down on Climate Skeptics”.

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