It Has Begun

Bob Rinear, June 21 2017

What about if a storm is predicted to bear down on your town? What do you do in the few days ahead? Well let me say it like this, if it’s Sandy size or Katrina size, none of this is going to matter much.

No Trump, no Syria, no Russians, no politics today. Today we take a break from that stuff and swing over to something very important…your safety. So let me start by saying I’m writing this Tuesday afternoon, and there’s a storm brewing.

June starts “hurricane” season and it is starting off with a bang. Tropical storm warnings have been posted along the Louisiana coast for a developing system now in the Gulf of Mexico.

The system is labeled “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” , which is a new designation from the National Hurricane Center for systems that have not developed yet, but that will likely bring tropical storm impacts soon.

If the system's sustained winds reach 39 mph, it will be named Tropical Storm Cindy and that could happen today. (Tuesday) The system is "expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday morning," the hurricane center said.

I have a feeling this is going to be a fairly heavy Hurricane Season. Think about it, if this storm gets named, it’s going to be “Cindy”. Why in the “C’s” already? Because we’ve already had two named storms and interestingly ‘Bret” was the earliest named storm to form in this part of the Atlantic since official records were kept in 1851. So yes, this year is already off to the races.

I certainly have a history of living in weird weather places. From atop a mountain in the Pocono’s of PA, to the Jersey shore, and of course the Florida gulf coast, all of these areas have a penchant for some rough weather at times. On top of Mt. Pohopoco in PA, we often had horrendous ice storms, wicked cold of zero and below for days, and of course snow, snow snow.

On the Jersey shore you could always expect the occasional “nor Easter” that would bash my docks, toss my boats around, and flood the streets. But then of course came “Sandy” and she put “weather” into a whole new category. It’s one thing when you’re house is battered around in a storm, it’s something completely different when every house on your street is…gone. Literally.

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India and Pakistan, Friends At Last (?)

James Corbett, June 17 2017

So have India and Pakistan turned a corner? Has China and its SCO partners found a way to bring these bitter enemies together in peace and harmony? Well, let's not get carried away here.

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Chicken Little

Bob Rinear, June 14 2017

When does that stop? How does it stop? Does it have to stop? Logic says yes it will indeed end. But I’ll be damned if I know just how. We have already seen so many impossible things, that I can’t wait to see the next one. Get your popcorn and watch the show.

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The Qatar/Gulf Crisis Explained

James Corbett, June 10 2017

In reality, like any other geopolitical bombshell there may be one specific incident that sparks the powder keg,... but there are a number of different factors that compel each of the players at the table to act for their own interests.

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Predictions

Bob Rinear, June 7 2017

My point is this folks. Predicting the future with any accuracy is a tough game even when you have rock solid, 100% true current information. Trying to do it while being lied to on just about every topic imaginable is a recipe for defeat.

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The Climate Hoax Tipping Point

James Corbett, June 3 2017

Yes, the world is reaching a tipping point, but it has nothing to do with the trace amounts of life-giving carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Instead, the climate hoax itself is reaching a tipping point, the point at which the public stops listening to the apocalyptic predictions of the "End Is Nigh" crowd.

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The Saudi Arms Deal: What You’re Not Being Told

James Corbett, May 27 2017

That crazy, creepy glowing orb. 1000 years from now it could very well be that the only thing the historians of the future remember about our era is that some group of dignitaries touched a glowing orb in a darkened room and the internet lost its collective mind.

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The .380

Bob Rinear, May 24 2017

The arguments will never end. Ever. All you can do is make up your own mind. For me it’s quite easy, I have the right gun, the right ammo, I train religiously, and I will indeed stop the threat. No need for cannons.

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Big Data Exposed

James Corbett, May 20 2017

Think of Big Data as a malevolent technocratic Santa Claus: it sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good (even in advance!), so be good for goodness sake!

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Ransom, The Test

Bob Rinear, May 17 2017

...we all think of war as bombs and tanks and fast planes that give Pentagon geeks all forms of war porn. But war doesn’t have to be waged with bombs. Cyber war can kill just as well as bombs, and doesn’t take out the infrastructure.

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The Struggle For Health Freedom

James Corbett, May 13 2017

The principle of health freedom is really the underlying principle of freedom generally: that I own my body, and that no presumed governmental authority wearing whatever hat or badge can force me into ceding that ownership to them.

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The Greater Fool

Bob Rinear, May 10 2017

The greater fool theory states that the price of an object is determined not by its intrinsic value, but rather by irrational beliefs and expectations of market participants.

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The Globalist Trade Agreement You Didn't Hear About

James Corbett, May 6 2017

So cross the Trade Facilitation Agreement off your list of worries. It has already arrived, and it arrived not with a bang or even a whimper but a silent, self-congratulatory smile and a knowing nod among the globalist jet set.

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Trump, the Mystery

Bob Rinear, May 3 2017

In fact we selected you to be President, because the truth is our country is hanging by a thread. 50% of our people live paycheck to paycheck. We’re the strongest country on earth…that’s going belly up.

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China’s Newer, Shinier New World Order

James Corbett, April 29 2017

The only thing left to say is that the false choice between the Chinese-led world order and the American-led world order are not the only options on the table.

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