Coping: The New Doom Porn: Robotics & AI

If you’re going to be an urban survivor, you are going to have to “keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.” Since 1997, we have been “calling it like we see it” when comes to market, tech, and futuring.  We’ve used all kinds of tools to get there, but when comes right down to it, the best “Future Detector” there is has already been installed between your ears.  The problem is that few people take the time to update their personal operating systems (uploading … Continue reading

Will AI Kill Financial Markets?

“Watcha gonna do when they come for you? Bad bots, bad bots…” This morning we wander from Big Data, and Fat AI to the concepts that may birth Thin AI and then venture into some speculation about how that may impact future markets. But first a few headlines, including Housing Starts, and why Ures truly didn’t execute his sell order Tuesday and remains long the market… More for Subscribers       ||| SUBSCRIBE NOW!       |||   Subscriber Help Center … Continue reading

Idiot RINO’s Slow Markets

Yeah, you know who I am talking about:  The Republicans In Name Only – the bait-and-switchers who talk a conservative game but when comes down to it are really moderate democrats in republican clothing so they could get elected. The same distribution curve is in place in Washington as always.  The only thing that has really changed is the labels worn.  In other words, a crooked marketing scam.  All designed to get votes and pretend to change things, pretend to make things happen.  No real change, though, not for these … Continue reading

Coping: With Road Rage

One aspect of urban surviving is surviving freeway idiots.  I wanted to discuss with you a couple of ways to deal with road rage since on our way back from Oklahoma Sunday, coming through Dallas, we were beset by a whole field of NASCAR wannabe idiot pricks. One that stood out (I was 3 car lengths back from the car in front of me doing 75 and rolling with traffic) was a white lowered Acura with nitrous and pimp suspension and wheels.  Went by us like we were standing still. … Continue reading

Markets to Rise, After a Pause

The “pause that refreshes?”  We shall see. About the most exciting thing about this particular Monday is the insanity of the media.  While outfits like CNN are running with 13 healthcare and anti-Trump, anti-right stories and just 6 stories on other news (in my display, YMMV) for a 68.42% anti-Trump, anti-healthcare reform ratio, our own website was showing 3 Trump and healthcare in its first 19 items this morning, which we consider a more realistic view of Reality (16.8% Russia and Healthcare crap).  Eyeballs and ad budgets is the … Continue reading

Coping: Tree-Casting & Wire-Fishing

My friend Robin Landry is now really a ham radio operator. To be sure, he was before we got up to visit with him this weekend, but there is a certain initiation that goes with ham radio that most people don’t think about.  The common perception in ham radio is a sit-and-talk hobby and nothing could be farther from the truth.  Sure, you use your brain a lot – there is some head-work to it, sure. But the real fun part of ham radio is that there are so many … Continue reading

The View from Oklahoma

Elaine and I are in Oklahoma this weekend to meet with Robin Landry, who as I’ve told you many times, is one of the best long wave (and Elliott Wave) gurus out there. Because of the road trip, our report this morning will focus on just one thing:  How the  markets are doing exactly what we forecast and are working toward new highs. But the real story is why and what to expect thereafter…. More for Subscribers       ||| SUBSCRIBE NOW!       |||   Subscriber Help Center … Continue reading

People Are Stacking Cash, CPI Flat

The urbane survivor is not concerned with the Jt. email follies, nor on playing the side bets as to whether a do-nothing, all-talk congress will actually reform and get something done. Rather, there is in the news a flow of thought about money – how to get, how to manage, and how to spend it.  But it’s not the eyeball-grabber that Collapsing News Networks are desperately stalking in order to save their own financial bacon. Instead, more thoughtful media are getting back to the matter of money, without which, what’s … Continue reading

Coping: Urban Summer Road Trip Plans

Elaine and I are off on what will pass this summer as “vacation” but it’s hardly that.  While we will be seeing a show on our soiree to Shawnee, Oklahoma today, and sure – testing out my “edge of Gaussian” gambling theory I wrote up in Peoplenomics a while back – a lot of the weekend will be about markets and where next.  After August. The trip is not huge:  5-1/2 hours after Elaine’s brother shows up to sit the place, we will pull into our destination.  But like flying an … Continue reading