BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon radio show, “The Aftermath,” Thursday, August 17th, 2017, with Dr Michael Jones and Melanie Collette!

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

Our great guests tonight were Dr Michael Jones, the Underground Professor and Melanie Collete of “Money Talk With Melanie” fame on the SHR Media Network.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Yes, I previewed a NEW intro for the BZ show tonight. Is it a keeper or not?
  • What are the historical origins of the “black jockey” statue? NOT what you think;
  • We talk about alternate historical fiction with Harry Turtledove and Robert Conroy;
  • That reminds me: maybe it’s time to interview Robert Conroy?
  • The Demorat party is that of slavery and the only one to have utilized nuclear weapons in a war;
  • Dr Jones responds to: are the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights in jeopardy?
  • Short answer: yes. We are in big trouble with the growing psychotic mania;
  • Because of the colossal ignorance in concert with the media and Leftists/Demorats;
  • Both sides in Charlottesville were violent; Mankind is inherently violent;
  • We have a social construct that we agree to abide by, and that is the Rule of Law;
  • One side has determined to be above it and is wrongly protected by the media;
  • Communists in the guise of Antifa colluding with muscle-men via Islam;
  • Communists and Islam both have the same goals: destroy law and religion;
  • FDR abrogated the US Constitution; Teddy made a massive land grab of the US;
  • King George forbade Washington from freeing slaves, afraid of economic turmoil;
  • The Congressional Library was started by purchasing Thomas Jefferson’s books;
  • Melanie Collette weighs in on Charlottesville;
  • The statues aren’t the issue; Melanie keeps pushing; bigger fish to fry;
  • Regarding Trump, it’s a matter of perception and the issue is cumulative;
  • Trump needs to speak to the audience that he has, making no assumptions;
  • Messaging is the issue and the problem with Donald Trump;
  • Marshall MacLuhan: The Medium is the Message;
  • Alvin Toffler: Future Shock;
  • What of Jared Kushner and Ivanka? What of their influence?
  • What of the political optics of those two persons? Tone deaf?
  • Melanie: if the statue is bothering you, it’s a bother that you are creating;
  • One group had a permit to be there; another group did not; laws and stuff?
  • Moral rightness has nothing to do with legal rightness;
  • UTR had every right to be there;
  • “No one is equal until everyone is equal;”
  • “Some people exist on this planet only to be examples of what not to do;”
  • The cowardly political response of law enforcement;
  • Donald Trump needs to stay on message;
  • Melanie Collette to appear on SiriusXM, hosting PATRIOTS TONIGHT Friday;
  • Leftists want to turn this nation upside down, “fundamentally changing America;”
  • Silicon Valley vs free speech; who wins?
  • Alternatives to the Left? How about Gab.ai? How about InfoGalactic?
  • How about the Google engineer fired because of questions about diversity?
  • Leftists are ALL about POWER and CONTROL;
  • Period.
  • Who truly has the most power: the US govt or Google or GoDaddy or Twitter, etc?

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BZ

 

It’s a wash

To recap:

On Monday we were down 600 points, Tuesday down 200, Wednesday up 600 and Thursday the Dow is up 200, at this point.

We’ve ended up in the same place, so far, that we began on Monday.

Still: volatility.  Mixed with emotions.

BZ

 

Down 588, down 205, today up 600

Stocks Up and DownToday is Wednesday.

Today, NYSE stocks “shot up” 600 points.

It’s being termed the “best day” since 2011.

One possible reason for today’s performance may be:

In addition to an oversold bounce, some analysts also attributed the gains to comments from the Fed’s William Dudley that a September rate hike looks “less compelling” and a strong durable-goods report.

Monday was termed the “worst day” since 2008.

And here’s another interesting point:

U.S. economy looks better than the stock market

The recent American stock market tumble stands in sharp contrast with sentiment about the U.S. economy.

Further evidence of that was received on Wednesday. The government said orders for big-ticket items like appliances and cars jumped by 2% in July from June. That was significantly more than economists had anticipated.

Clearly, you’d best buckle up for the continuous stock market rollercoaster ride.  Because I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this at all.  Down up down up down up.

This may be the start of a “new normal.”

On the other hand, don’t take a cavalier attitude.  Don’t place all your rocks in stocks.  Diversify.  And moreover, be prepared for the Mysterians to step in at any time and kick the slats out of the stock market.

BZ

 

– 588 Monday, -200 today

Stock Market Roller Coaster

[Apologies for being late with today’s post; I had to go qualify at the range before the temperatures reached a post-apocalyptic 100-degrees. -BZ]

Yesterday, Monday, the stocks dropped over 1,000 points then rollercoasted a bit until, at the close of the day, they were down 588 points.  That’s some pretty serious shite.

Some people were saying that, because of it, Janet Yellen did some yellin’ of her own, to the tune of possibly considering a QE 4.

Today, Tuesday, the market rallied a bit until, again, the close of the day when selling took precedence and the market dumped its earlier gains, down over 200 points to 15666.

Get it?  That evil 666.

Time for pants-shitting-hysteria, or is this something of a correction?

I’m favoring the latter, for the reasons I explained yesterday.

The NYSE tried self-correction and it began to work.  Stock sharks picked up some good buys.  Then the Mysterians stepped in and kicked the slats out of the stock market.

Mysterians Fight The Earth With Terrible RaysAbove, Mysterians step in and kick the slats out of the stock market.

That’s as sage and cogent an amount of analysis as I’ve heard from anyone today attempting to explain the behavior of this week’s stock market.

BZ

P.S.

China is not done with us yet.

 

Correction or “the beginning?”

Chinese Stock MarketStocks dropped about 500 points last Friday the 21st.

Today, Monday morning, stocks dropped roughly 1,000 points but buyers made up for some of that loss later on in the day.  Now, the difference is about 475 points.

One immediate point: nature does in fact abhor a vacuum.  One man’s tragedy is another’s opportunity.  That is, cheap stocks become a bargain.  Stick with me.  We’ll be back to that in a moment.

Oil took a bit of a hit ($38 a barrel); bad for stockholders but good for consumers.  Even in Fornicalia, at ARCO for example, a gallon of gas was $2.75 yesterday.  Around here, that was the lowest I’ve seen in at least a year.  Just a month ago a gallon of unleaded 87 octane was $3.29.

[In the process of writing to this point, the DOW has gone from -476 to -300.]

China is a factor, Greece was a factor.

Emotions are the greatest factor.

The focus of emotions upon the stock market begs a huge essay at this point and has certainly been addressed by better and more lucid persons than me.  But I think I can sum it up in one sentence.

The dollar, the American dollar, is only as solid and stalwart as people think it is.

The stock market is all smoke and emotive mirrors.  Thought is the foundational basis for the solidarity of the dollar.

Quick, before we go any farther, click on this link from 2011 for reference to understand the possibility of there being no gold in Ft Knox, and why that matters.

The necessity for the US Bullion Depository at Ft Knox came about by then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s — to be blunt — illegal Executive Order 6102, which resulted in the physical confiscation of gold in all forms from private American citizens on April 5th of 1933. What is known now as Ft Knox was completed in 1936.

EO 6102 criminalized the possession of physical gold by anyone other than the United States government. People were paid $20.67 per troy ounce for the gold they possessed. People who, then, had large amounts of gold sent it physically to countries such as Switzerland because of various private banking laws.

The US government, of course, realized a profit from EO 6102 and used that money to create the Exchange Stabilization Fund brought about by the Gold Reserve Act in 1934.

The Gold Reserve Act had economic ramifications far beyond national finance. At that time many contracts stipulated that their monetary terms could be demanded in gold.

Such gold clauses were intended to protect against the United States devaluing the dollar.

When the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 and the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 outlawed the use of gold, then such contracts became sources of controversy.

In the gold clause case Norman vs. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., 294 U.S. 240 (1935), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gold clauses were invalid. However, Congress later reinstated the option to use gold clauses for obligations (new contracts) issued after October 1977 in accordance with 31 U.S.C. § 5118(d)(2).

A viable country runs on what is called the Gold Standard. Meaning that, basically, whatever paper money exists is backed by an actual physical asset.

Until it isn’t.

Enter Richard Nixon.

The United States stepped completely away from the Gold Standard. All links were finally severed when President Richard Milhous Nixon ended any possible association between gold and the US dollar on August 15th of 1971.

In retrospect, that one move placed this nation — by extension, later, the entire world — into the situation it finds itself now. The die was cast. [A great UK article is here.]

From then on, until today, the dollar has not been “backed” by anything resembling a physical asset, but by trust and confidence.

Let me repeat that again, for those of you who may just have tuned in:

From then on, until today, the dollar has not been “backed” by anything resembling a physical asset, but by trust and confidence.  That is to say: emotions.  Thoughts.  A belief.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is quite how precariously our current dollar stands.

[As of this point in my writing of the post, the Dow has now corrected up to -150.]

What that means, now, is this: we are experiencing what I believe to be a “correction” in the stock market and not a full-scale meltdown.  People fear a meltdown; I fear a meltdown.  Rightly so.

But when you have stock sharks who sense a stock vacuum and step in, you don’t have a meltdown.  Nature abhors a vacuum.  So the stock sharks enter the bloody water and start to purchase the cheaper, recently-devalued stocks.

When the stock sharks cease their incessant circling, that’s when you know you need to stop on the way home for an assload of food and an assload of water.  Because that means the stock sharks either think the point-of-no-return has been reached, or they have no liquid assets themselves to be able to move on cheap stocks.

This, here, now, is a correction.

More to come.

BZ

P.S.

At 1500 hrs. PDT, the market ended at -588 points.