Friday, January 15, 2016

As The Markets Burn

Ring of Fire

When the market tanked in 2008 who knew we would be here again so soon and who the hell is shorting gold and silver?  In the past as bonds and stocks sank like a ship the flight to safe haven was the metals, gold was up $15 bucks today yeah right!  Shit has been going sideways since 9/11 and as the towers disappeared so did the middle class.  I mean not everyone invest in stocks and has a flowing portfolio, sure many have a 401K, IRA and\or Roth involved in mutual funds but that risk is higher now with many funds tied to oil and mining. Being long in the area of commodities is a bust right now and if you think of the derivatives market chained to insurance vehicles like AIG tied to those derivatives well it's like Royal Bank of Scotland said, "in a crowded hall the exit doors are small" and suggested their clients sell everything outside of high quality bonds.  Ever since the Fed lowered interest rates to zero the average Joe can't even make money in a savings account, as to when you were excited to get your fist blue book and bring it into the bank for interest recorded, that worked and you felt good, solid growth.  I mean even a CD rate is @ 1.25% on a 2 year deposit, wow bring out the candles.

Other experts like Bill Gross the billionaire investor and founder of PIMCO who now runs a fund at Janus Capital Group said "Wealth effect constructed with paper sometimes corrugated/strong, sometimes toilet/flimsy. Stay out of the bathroom."  Well that sounds like the toilet can't even flush.  Then there's financial professors like Larry Summers who thought that the Fed should have remained neutral with the rate hick said, "It would be a mistake to dismiss the current financial squall as froth. Markets often sense a gathering storm when policy-makers are still asleep at the wheel."  He has long argued that the world economy is so far out of kilter that it takes permanent financial bubbles to keep growth going, an inherently unstable structure.  Thanks Larry, so on a brighter note you can play the down side of the market and certainly jump in when we reach bottom as long as the banks don't pull a bail in from civil accounts, that's the morning you wake up and most of your savings is gone before a run on the bank takes place.

All I can say is the banks and the Fed are playing this as they go along, might raise rates 1% per year or might go negative, at which point you would pay the bank to keep your money.  I think it's time for Public Banking and true growth in company stocks unlike the casino money printing market we've been riding and if you're not with the house it's a ring of fire.  As that photo above does represent the Pacific Rim. 

Time now for that 'Spin Doctor'        

whopfrog2

 

Monday, December 28, 2015

North Pole Adrift

Ever changing Magnetic Field

How about that weather over the Holidays around the world, massive floods in UK, blizzard conditions for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and  huge tornadoes hit Dallas.  Flash flooding in Missouri and Illinois while the temp in Illinois was the warmest in 17 years. Something you don't hear too much about but many studies of the North Pole on the move, the most recent survey determined that the Pole is moving approximately north-northwest at 40 to 55 km per year racing across the Arctic Ocean.

North Pole tracking out to Sea
After 1994 you can see the North Pole is tracking some ground, the most dramatic change of a pole reversal is the decrease of the total magnetic field intensity, in which would explain the Ozone hole over Antarctica.  During solar storms of weak areas of magnetic field would punch holes in Earth's atmosphere, the poles would be the first to experience climate change. Geologists have strong belief that Earth has a magnetic field because the core made up of a solid iron center surrounded by rapidly spinning liquid metal.  Such reversals have occurred 400 times in the last 330 million years from magnetic clues sealed in rocks around the world. The poles start drifting when patches of iron atoms in Earth's liquid outer core become reverse-aligned, when these reversal patches grow and dominate the liquid core Earth's magnetic field flips. 

South Pole tracking out to Sea
Humans have never experienced this before, the last time the poles shifted was 786,000 years ago around the time when the Neanderthals were wiped out.  To bad we don't have records from our ancestors for at the time they were experiencing the shift. Science claim the magnetic field has been weakening for 160 years and with that a complete reversal can take any where between 100 (newest study) to 10,000 years and sometimes the shift aborts altogether.  So what comes with polar shifts, there are records of shifts by geologist and scientist claim the shift will not effect the continental plates but with degrading the magnetic field in areas or temporally disappears would be harmful to life due to excess radiation leaking in from solar winds and cosmic radiation.  Navigation for both man and animal will be highly disrupted, during periods of a shift, many dipolar (carrying a positive and a negative charge) areas will appear around the globe.

Credit NASA
 As far as the weather is concerned many scientist don't believe there is a correlation from magnetic fields but a new study from 2003, reports an interesting theory that magnetic waves can cause weather patterns.  We're still learning all of this and in the mean time ESA has launched Swarm a mission to unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our planet; the magnetic field.

Have a safe journey North Pole and South we'll see ya on the flip-side, man I hope so because here's a look at Mars being striped of it's atmosphere due to no magnetic field.    

NASA Goddard

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas ‘Half the World Away’


John Lewis, Britain's favorite retailer:

The John Lewis Partnership's 90,000 Partners own the leading UK retail businesses of Waitrose and John Lewis, as well as John Lewis Broadband and John Lewis Insurance services.  Our founder's vision of a successful business powered by its people and its principles defines our unique company today.  The profits and benefits created by our success are shared by all our Partners. 

Sustainability is critical to the Partnership – it's written into our Constitution.  In our 2014 review, we've explored how we're responding to a wide range of issues across our value chain – from the way we source our products to how we engage with customers.  We've highlighted how our co-ownership model and investment in Partners continues to be a better way of doing business.  And we've outlined some of our key achievements this year, showing our Partners' efforts are ensuring our success in the face of new challenges. 

"Now that's the spirit, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Mate"

So from Britain's favorite retailer during this Holiday Season comes a story of a young girl called Lily.  Looking at the moon through her family telescope one night, she is amazed at what she finds, a man on the moon.  Lily watches on as our man goes about his chores, all alone up there.  She becomes determined to get something to the moon, to send him a message and show him that someone down here is thinking of him.  The music is ‘Half the World Away’ performed by Aurora, the original song was by Oasis. 

John Lewis

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Anonymous- kick off ‘ISIS Trolling Day’

Anonymous 'ISIS Trolling Day'












Anonymous said the Trolling is aimed at eliminating the fear Islamic State thrive off by showing them that "we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference." From here on out, Dec 11th will be ISIS Trolling Day.

This is true on all fronts of life, "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few", great Spock quoit right.  The public at large is a driving force in the modern world on matters of "Hey guy whatcha doing there?"  The way this is inherited is that you've screwed up!  The out flow of millions is instantaneous around the world and you can feel it!

Here's a clip with a clever mix with Trump as Darth Vader, sometimes timing is everything, Darth Trump! "Close the Frickin Boarders!"  

Auralnauts

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Space Vehicle


Historic Rocket Landing for Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, successfully flew to space reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas. So soon you'll be able leave Earth and experience what so few know.

From Blue Origin: OUR SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE OFFERS ASPIRING ASTRONAUTS A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP HUMANITY GET THERE



Following a thrilling launch, you’ll soar over 100 km above Earth—beyond the internationally recognized edge of space. You’ll help extend the legacy of space explorers who have come before you, while pioneering access to the space frontier for all. 

Sitting atop a 60-foot-tall rocket in a capsule designed for six people, you’ll feel the engine ignite and rumble under you as you climb through the atmosphere. Accelerating at more than 3 Gs to faster than Mach 3, you will count yourself as one of the few who have gone these speeds and crossed into space. 

As the main engine cuts off, your capsule will separate from its booster and perfect stillness will surround you, you're weightless a life changing experience.   

Blue Origin (web site)

Blue Origin

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Russian War Machine


I've said this before, kindly separate the United States government from America. To the 114th Congress, why in the Hell do you insist on trying to disable other nations? You have only created too many enemies for Americans, which I don't know personally and do not hate. Go put yourself in harms way, not the many good people of America. Ah, have you arm chair worriers seen this video? The world is amazed at Russia's technology and force, with that I would like to apologize to the world for the Western Imperialism cruel behavior which is homogenized by cash only and coupled to destabilization.  America is a culture of all nationalities, come try the food first before nuking us all.  I'm from Chicago you must try the hot dogs and combo beef with sausage. That processed BS on meat is just that, I'm near 60 years old with no cancer. I believe this is being reported for the fact that Fukushima is at our shores and\or GMOs.  See we're already nuked!  I don't need Russia and China on my ass and I don't want NATO'S help either.      

EDGE of Reality ➨TheEvogod

 

TOS-1 

Russian: ТОS-1 ( Heavy Flamethrower System) is a Soviet 220mm 30-barrel (original system, Ob.634 or TOS-1M) or 24-barrel (Ob.634B or TOS-1A) multiple rocket launcher and Thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 tank chassis. TOS-1 was designed for defeating enemy personnel in fortifications, in open country, and in lightly armoured vehicles and transport. A set of rockets NURS MO.1.01.04 and MO.1.01.04M. These are 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in) and 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in) long and weigh 173 kg (381 lb) and 217 kg (478 lb) respectively. The original rocket for the TOS-1A had a range of only 2,700 m (8,900 ft), but the improved version extends the range to 6,000 m (20,000 ft).

This creation is relentless! Omsktransmash

EDGE of Reality ➨TheEvogod

 

New Russian Aerospace Forces 

The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat super-maneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multi-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The aircraft's power-plant incorporates two Saturn AL-31F after-burning low-bypass turbofan engines, fed through intake ramps. Two AL-31Fs, each rated at 12,500 kgf (123 kN, 27,550 lb) of full after-burning thrust ensures Mach 2 in level flight, 1,350 km/h speed at low altitude, and a 230 m/s climbing rate. With a normal fuel reserve of 5,270 kg, the Su-30MK is capable of performing a 4.5-hour combat mission with a range of 3,000 km. An aerial refueling system increases the range to 5,200 km (3,200 mi) or flight duration up to 10 hours at cruise altitudes.

Su-30SM  A specialized version of the thrust-vectoring Su-30MKI and MKM variants for the Russian military, produced by the Irkut Corporation. The Su-30SM is considered as 4+ gen jet fighter. The new version has been upgraded based on Russian military requirements for radar, radio communications systems, friend-or-foe identification system, ejection seats, weapons, and other aircraft systems. The aircraft is equipped with the Bars-R radar and the wide-angle HUD.

Sukhoi

World Army Videos

 


Russian Navy 

Ship strike group of the Russian Navy launched cruise missiles against ISIS infrastructural facilities in Syria. The ship strike group of the Russian Navy consisting of the Dagestan missile ship, the small-sized missile ships Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich, Veliky Ustyug launched cruise missiles against ISIS infrastructural facilities in Syria from the assigned district of the Caspian Sea. The firing was conducted by high-precision ship missile systems Kalibr NK, the cruise missiles of which engaged all the assigned targets successfully and with high accuracy.

Baltic Shipyard 

EDGE of Reality ➨TheEvogod

 

Strategic Forces of the Russian Federation 

00:01 Departure strategic missile carrier Tu-160 from an air base Engels 
01:29 Launch a ballistic missile from the Barents Sea 
02:51 Launch a cruise missile "Calibre" on board the small missile cruiser "Great Ustyug" (Caspian Flotilla) 

EDGE of Reality ➨TheEvogod

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Museum of Flight

Restoration Center main floor with the men who make it possable
Talk about cool places to visit on the planet is, Paine Field located in Everett, Washington and is home to three outstanding collections of vintage WWII aircraft. The Museum of Flight Restoration center is just that, a restoration center, and is in the process of bringing dozens of aircraft together for static display. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has amassed a huge collection of FLYING WWII aircraft at the Flying Heritage Collection. John Sessions has also put together an incredible collection of flying WWII aircraft as well, including a Grumman F7F Tigercat and F8F Bearcat.

Every aircraft that is brought to the 23,000-square-foot facility undergoes a thorough evaluation in order to determine the nature of the work needed. A restoration team is then assembled and work begins. About fifty volunteers are working on between three and five projects at any given time. To the north we have Bellingham which hosts the Heritage Flight Museum, founded by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, which provide many viewing opportunities for the fans here in Everett.

Fight to Fly Photography

 

Original FW-190A-5 Powered by BMW-801 

BMW-801 at Imperial War Museum Duxford, England
This is just fabulous the FW-190A-5 with the original BMW-801 a powerful German air-cooled 14-cylinder-radial aircraft engine built by BMW and used in a number of German Luftwaffe aircraft during World War II. Production versions of the twin-row engine generated between 1,560 and 2,000 PS (1,540-1,970 hp or 1,150-1,470 kW). It was the most produced radial engine of Germany in World War II with more than 28,000 built. 

Today Flying Heritage Collection owns and maintains the only flying original Focke-Wulf 190 in the world at this time. Though several are under restoration, this unique Fw-190 was recovered from an overgrown forest in the 1990's and became airworthy only a few years ago. The 190 is flown before crowds at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, thanks to owner Paul Allen. 

Fight to Fly Photography home page site, thanks for sharing the beautiful stills and wonderful filming you perform.