The predictive linguistics work over at www.halfpasthuman.com has been saying for a fair spell that the Obama administration first big ‘test’ would come after we got something having to do with ships grounding, something about gold popping, and a few other items.
So, in the past couple of weeks we have been seeing all kinds of ship accidents/groundings – Just to mention a few, there were some fishing boat rescues, that tanker losing power off the Golden Gate, the tanker collision off Dubai, and then this weekend a couple of nuclear submarines colliding in the Atlantic. And what about that guided missile cruiser grounding off Hawaii? So that linguistic set is chock-a-block full and done. If you wanted, you could throw in the collision of the Kosmos and the coincidentally numbered Iridium 33 satellites over Siberia, too, since they were a couple of space ships. The fallout from that is still making headlines in Kentucky and Texas after fireballs were sighted. Linguistically, things don’t get much fuller than all that.
So what’s this ‘test’ business all about? Well, that is open to speculation. One line of language hints goes to the idea that it will have some military component to it and that at some point here shortly, Obama will have a chance to ‘win a battle, lose a war’ or he could ‘lose a battle, win the war”. But, on the other side, that could be simply metaphorical as the economy seems to be in the midst of imploding.
Economic conditions are quickly deteriorating in the wake of Moody’s latest red flags about the banking sector in Eastern Europe. Here in the US, the stock futures point to a triple-Excedrin day on the exchanges, but there is a bright spot for folks like us who have already fled paper assets and have gotten back to the 4-G strategy: gun, garden, gold, and grub. When I checked earlier, gold was well over the $960 level, and see the chart at the top of the page for more. Seems I’m not the only one that has figured out that printing up money hand-over-fist will water down the purchasing power of dollars such that inflation/hyperinflation is a real possibility.