Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Worst year since depression

They say 2008 was the worse year since the great depression. I agree, the problem is that things are going to get worse. Expect unemployment to go up, the price of houses to go down. I mean with more people out of work in 2009 what did you expect?

As always the band aids will not fix the problem. Look at GM, will a few billion cause them to build high quality cars that people want to buy? You already know the answer. If the people want huge expensive Hummers, then GM is the place to go. However, people need small fuel efficient vehicles, like a Yaris.

2009 will be what we know is coming - IMPACT!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

consumer confidence at all time low

As the job market gets worse, consumer confidence in the Dec hit an all time low. It is as if the bad news just gets worse. When we were around at this time last year, I predicted that things would be bad in 2008 and get worse in 2009. Still, it is almost like things are getting worse on a daily basis. In fact, we went from a nasty November to a dismal December.

Monday, December 29, 2008

recap for 2008

Today at midday the DOWn Jones Industrial Average was DOW 120 points. However, it trimmed its losses to only about 32 points. For the year the Dow lost 36%, the S&P 41%, and the NASDAQ 43%. Please remember that Bernie Madoff was the former chairman of the NASDAQ. This crook stole 50 billion from charities, but compared to the banksters that took 750 billion of the people's money he is small potatoes.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

US retail traffic down 24%

What sounds like a scratched CD or a broken records, I must repeat, US retail sales down 24%. This Christmas was terrible. Sales were horrible, weather was awful, and now many stores and malls are closing. Store owners are telling me that sales are way down and that they have trouble paying their rent.

Expect things to get worse in 2009 as the economic crisis goes from bad to worse. Using remote viewing it is possible to see future events and so far the road ahead look really bad, as in no food in grocery stores and no fuel at the filling station.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

99 years later Woolworth closes its doors

Sadly there was no bailout for the storied retailer or its 27,000 employees. Woolworth was always a good corporate citizen, but instead tax payer money goes to bail out the banksters that cause our current economic crisis.

It is sad to see retail giant Woolworths close its doors. Hope that we can all learn to be frugal and use care when spending money. It was mounting debt that crushed the ratailer.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Can the Fed fix the recession?

It seems that we are entering uncharted waters. Finally a recession so strong that the power of the Fed cannot stop it. This ugly recession is worse than others before it. That is because it is a depression. It is more than a few jobs lost. Whole industries will fall apart. Entire towns will fail. For many this is the beginning of th time of troubles.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hot Cocoa?

It is often on a cold Christmas morning that people like to drink some hot cocoa. Well, that is not a good idea, you see they just found melamine in cocoa. A giant recall due to this toxic substance that now seems ubiquitous in our supply of treats. I believe that cows were given feed with melamine and this causes kidney disease in people. Probably some of the powdered milk mix got in the French Vanilla Cocoa.

People in the future will have to plant their own food due to contamination. John Titor did warn us of this problem. We must remain ever watchful.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What ancient peoples can tell us

We know that the Tazmanians who greeted explorers in the 1600's were a primitive people. Tazmanians had no fire, clothes, or pottery. They lived in crude shelters made of sticks and grasses. Sadly, most were wiped out by the colonists. Today, we know little about their language or culture.

It is important for people to realize that things in the future will be what we make them. Many people believe that we always had the wheel, but the empires of mesoamerica did not use the wheel. There are many discoveries that are held back by people not having a mind open to new possibilities.

Pottery benefits from the pottery wheel and you need fire to harden the soft clay. To make certain advances we must make other advances first. I believe that getting to other planets will allow us to see new vistas and broaden our horizons.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A sad Christmas for retailers

Retail stores are desperate to lure shoppers during the worst holiday shopping season ever, except for the Great Depression, are cutting prices to the bone and keeping their stores open thru midnight. As the most severe recession in the last quarter century intensifies, our jobless rate is rising. This means there will be fewer consumers in the next quarter to buy from retail stores. Stores expect already weak sales to become even more so, leading to the soft summer of 2009.

Many people blame real estate for the mess we are in. Others say that things can't get worse. Well, the can and they will. Real estate prices will go down, more banks will fail, and financial armageddon will hit.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Toyota loss

Back in August 2008 when oil was $147/b and gasoline was over $4/gallon sales of the Toyota Prius were red hot. Well, yesterday I saw the owner of a used car lots, more than one. He is full of hybrid cars. Like ten Toyota Prius hybrid cars unsold and sitting there. They are not selling because gas is now under $2/gal. Sales of Ford F150 Pickup trucks is up!

Toyota reports first ever operating loss. This tells us that people are not buying hybrids; they are not buying small cars anymore, instead they are back to getting the old big ass SUV. People please, we hit peak oil in 2005. The price of oil will go up, gasoline will be rationed in the future.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

After Steve Jobs who will run Apple?

Predicting the last day and hour of Steve Jobs is not easy, but we can be certain that the end is not far of. The question is - who will run Apple after Steve Jobs is gone? What we know is that when Steve left after for a while the company nearly went under. It lost it way and became bland. The company that is now famous for an i-revolution as in imac, ipod, and iphone, became boring.

Unless we get a fresh new face that promises bold new moves, then Apple will slowly fade away into the sunset when Steve Jobs is gone.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

economy is worse


well, some claim all I predict is gloom and doom, want drama from sad events, but the news is very bad. Turns out the economy is worse than predicted, much worse. Many retail owners are hanging by a thread. Yesterday one retail person told me that he is planning to close down his store. He cannot pay the rent and business is slow.

The one good news is that gasoline is cheap, now under a buck and a half per gallon. This means more money in the pocket of consumers, but it will not last long, the future price of fuel is up.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Peak coal soon?

We have all heard of peak oil and how bad it is going to be. Although with gasoline close to a dollar a gallon that seems far away. Actually, we hit peak oil in 2005. However here comes an even worse problem. The move to electric cars might not be such a good idea, you see, we have a lot less coal than we thought.

OK, so peak coal is coming. What does that mean? Well, over 50% of our electricity is made burning coal, that grimy dirty fuel that we hate so much. Without coal, our technology is kaput. World coal reserves are far small than we thought. It seems like news keeps getting worse.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tranche Warfare

The mortgage meltdown led to tranche warfare. Well, in these interesting times we see banks going under and the 750 billion bank bailout did little to prop up the financial system. In fact, our economic crisis is getting worse.

It is this inability to get loans that spread from subprime to prime to now auto loans. If people cannot buy new cars then Detroit goes under. Today prez Bush talked about an orderly bankruptcy of the big three. Back in 2005 when I predicted GM would go under the debunkers laughed, now they claim it is like shooting fish in a barrel. A barrel of what? OIL? Tell you what, oil today is under 40/b. I still remember Detroit blaming high gas prices for their troubles.

Gasoline has gone from $4.39/gallon in August 2008 to now in December 2008 a paltry $1.39/gal for gas. Tranche warfare indeed...Get ready for trouble ahead...

Jubak’s Journal: Big Oil’s bet on prices
Jubak’s Journal: Big Oil’s bet on prices

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DOWn 100 points

The Down Jones Industrial Average was dow nearly 100 points, 99.80 to be exact and our economic crisis gets worse everyday as the global financial outlook continues deteriorating. A dramatic drop in corporate earnings means that stocks will move lower next year.

Good news is that today oil fell below 40/b and is still falling on weak demand. The OPEC record cut of 2.2 million barrels per day was not enough to turn the tide against a weak demand.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Go for the gold, not Goldman

Goldman Sachs posted its first ever loss today. Many expected it, but it is still a shock. Well, some say that the loss was far smaller than expected, but I predicted that the economic crisis would get worse. Expect things in 2009 to get worse as we move deeper into depression.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Manufacturing is Down

It is not only GM, but Ford and Chrysler are both seeing a slump. Domestic automakers slashed their rate of assembly for new cars to the lowest level in more than 18 years. Industrial Production Sags due to a diminished demand for american manufactured goods. Banks are also finding a diminished demand for auto loans, even used car lots have cut back inventory in expectation of weak Christmas sales.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Retail sales down

It should not surprise anyone, but retail sales fell for the fifth straight month and things are getting worse as we go deeper into depression. The decline in sales will further depress growth and lead to an overall financial catstrophe.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

rumor or truemor?

Is GM going under? Carpocalypse, your name is General Motors. Here is a map of Domestic automakers, I mean US carpocalypse, err car manufacturing plants that may soon close.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Auto Bailout Crashes

Get ready for the DOWN Jones Industrial Average to go DOW again today. DOW component GM will go DOWn more than usual. The automobile bailout bill crashed today. Instead CNN chose to cover or shall I say uncover the fact that Jennifer MANiston is doing a magazine cover wearing only a tie.

Real news is not important, REEL news is. GM is in big trouble today, and WAGONer should build cover wagons not cars. It is time.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

US jobless claims up to 26-year record

Things are getting worse. The jobless claims jump to 26-year peak and this is just the beginning of a complete collapse of the economy. This is a month when companies will typically add workers. If 2007 was mortgage meltdown, and 2008 was credit crunch, then 2009 will be economic emergency.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Office Depot in trouble

The business supply giant is forced to layoff over 2,000 workers and close over 100 stores to cut its losses. Office Depot in cost-saving mode plans to return to profit some time in 2010 or 2011. It plans further layoffs in 2009 and also to close six major distribution centers.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Going DOWn

Right now our DOWN Jones Industrial Average is DOW 250 points and sadly our skies will continue to darken as black thunder clouds roll in. Well, soon shall see that as the bread lines go longer that DOWsides workers on the dole cannot spur sales or pull us our of our economic crisis.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Unemployment at 15 year high

The current situation is on a downward spiral. Job losses of over half a million last month and worry that the big three automakers could fail has sent the economic crisis into overdrive.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

The cars of the future

Perhaps they do not fly, but in a not too distant tomorrow electric cars may rule our roads. The cars of the future are going to use green technology to cut down on the contamination of our environment. What will soon happen is that breakthrough technology will allow ultracaps also known as ultracapacitors to store massive amounts of power. The big drawback of the chemical storage battery is that it is bulky, heavy, expensive, and can only be cycled several hundred times (discharge/recharge). Enter the ultracap with over one million cycles. Also the ultracap can charge in seconds rather than minutes.

The expense of an ultracap will go down as the technology becomes more established see how SSD replaced HD.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Workers take over factory in Chicago


Electrical workers at a windows company in Chicago stage a sit down strike. The firm fired them and did not pay them. Time is running out for our economy.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Worst job loss in 34 years

The numbers are horrible with the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years. Sales are way down and firms are cutting back on spending. What little good news the drop in oil prices is due to economic slowdown and financial meltdown. It is truly a crisis.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Google crushes microsoft

The news is in and it could not be much worse for micro soft. Giant Google is stomping on it like a day old doughnut. The biggest blow is that MicroSoft did even worse in search than Yahoo. I expect Balmer to resign. He can start by taking a one dollar per year salary like the head of GM. In fact, micro soft is turning into the GM of the internet.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

sears in crisis

Both sears and k-mart had massive losses as we move deeper into recession. The losses at sears were worse than expected. People are finally waking up to reality. The future I see is grim.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Construction down

The housing market instead of turning around went still lower, manufacturing is at a 26 year, and the stock market is DOWn again - over 400 points right now.

Stocks fall sharply as Christmas sales are way down and consumers worry that we are in a deflationary depression. The DOWnward spiral is getting worse.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

eurozone program

After US bank bailout, we now see an eurozone economic stimulus bill.

Robot Soldier?

Will a robot soldier be the future? The pentagon is working on new robot soldier for the battle field of tomorrow. These future soldiers will be able to function in harsh environments.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

americas forests are dying

Sad to say, but our forests are being destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The initial infestation started in Michigan near Detroit but has since spread to neighbor states. Millions of trees are dead and millions more are at risk due to a pernicious beetle from China.

Friday, November 28, 2008

SSD is here

The solid state drive is faster than a regular hard drive; it uses less electricity and in the future will be cheaper than the magnetic platter. IBM made hard drives back in the 50's and they steadily improved the design.

Because it has no moving parts the micron SSD is ideal for laptops. I predicted that SSD would replace HD and it is taking place.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Feeling blue about bluray

At one time bluray was supposed to take over. The HD movie formats would kill the DVD, but instead here we are in 2008 and we see that few bluray burners are selling, few big plasma television sets are selling, and few bluray movies are being bought. At Office Depot a single blank bluray disk costs $25, but for $9.95 you can buy a spindle with 100 DVDs, that less than a dime a disk.

This will be a blue Christmas for bluray, Sony again manages to pull defeat from the jaws of victory with an overpriced format. Due to the current economic crisis people are not willing to spend big bucks on fancy expensive electronics that offer slightly better resolution.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Financial Collapse

Major financial institution are facing catastrophic collapse. The FDIC may soon run out of money to insure depositors. This could cause a run on the banks as the economic crisis cause by mortgage meltdown turns into a raging firestorm of destruction.

Using remote viewing many seers are prediction the demise of our current system. People are near a state of panic and never have things been so grim. On a more positive note, hdrkid has an HDR how to ebook.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Youtube goes HD

Youtube is on the bandwagone with high definition videos. First it was vimeo with free HD, actually 720p, then came Viddler with 1080i, but the big master Youtube is now going to move to 960 pixel format. The future is here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Citi never sleeps?

Today the gov says that it will give 20 billion to Citi and cover 300 billion in bad loans. Well, those 20 billion come from the bank bailout fund. Already, this year the gov gave Citi 25 billion, but that was not enough. The big banks continue to fall. First it was mortgage meltdown and now we see that the whole financial system is heading toward catastrophic collapse - our economic crisis will get worse, far worse!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Automakers Bankrupt

The Wall Street Journal says that the big three automakers are bankrupt. Mind you I said the sam back in 2005 and many chose to laugh at me. I told them that their laughter would turn into tears. Congress refused to give the big three more money.

Speaking on money, Citigroup says it is for sale. The big bank lost half its value this week, 30% just yesterday. This should give you a small sample of how bad things are.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dow Dives

We have a terrible situation. The Down Jones Industrial Average is DOW again today. Things are falling apart. Hold on to your seats. This biggest bank Citigroup is down about 50% in just the last four days. They plan to cut 52,000 jobs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A very different Detroit

At one time, Henry Ford put the world on wheels with the Model T-Ford. It was an inexpensive affordable car in a world were most vehicles were made for the rich. However, Ford Motors may soon see the end of the road.

Nationalizing Detroit is pain, but it will save the auto industry. People need to look beyind the now and see a new greener Detroit that makes enery efficient vehicles. The big SUV truck of the 90's will give way to new microcars and tiny automobiles that use alternate fuels and electricity for transportation.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sacred Geometry

One area of study in the paranormal is the arena of complex ratios. Steven Gibbs uses the golden ratio to design the HDR. In fact, use of phi and other sacred geometry is quite common in his magical machines.

Many works of wonder such as the ancient architecture found in Egypt known as the Great Pyramid employ the golden ratio in its construction, as well as pi and phi ratios. This gives us a sense of the mysterious, and we wonder why these ratios are so important in our modern world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Why Detroit failed

Think big as in Hummer, that supersize SUV with its 7 mpg fuel ratio made many switch to small cars like the Toyota Prius that advertises 45mpg, but I can do about 71.8mpg without too much trouble. Here is a list of ten cars that sank Detroit.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trouble for Detroit

Giant automaker GM says they are running out of money and bailout seems less likely. Well, there is no Plan B, and if the gov bailout fails, then what?

Detroit may see a grim future if all three automakers fail. The gloomy news gets worse as the economic crisis enters its recession phase. I predict difficult days are ahead.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Parallel universes are real

What was once a staple of science fiction is now seen as a powerful new model for reality. Parallel universes are part of the MWI or multi world interpretation brought on by a landmark discovery by Hugh Everett who published his paper on MWI in 1957. There is not one universe, but many.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Robowalker

A new robowalker automaton from Japan can allow an employee to be on their feet a long time. Also to crawl and get in uncomfortable positions with less stress on their bodies.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

End of the roads for GM cars?

Analysts claim that GM will run out of money sometime in 2009. President Obama wants to rescue the giant automotive manufacturer that he calls the backbone of america. However, there some that say that a bailout can't save GM.

GM, maker of the iconic Hummer, faces a grim future. We cannot ignore the current reality. You don't need a HDR time machine from Steven Gibbs to see the future. As the government prints more and more green pieces of paper; those pieces of paper will lose their value. My wish is to invest in gold. Gold is real and had retained its value for centuries. Many companies that are around now, will not be, in the future.

Apple Iphone is king

I made the prediction many years ago that Apple Computers would go into the phone business with an Iphone. And that it would be a big success. I even predicted the year of the Iphone as 2007 and said that it would rule in 2009.

Well, Apple is king with Iphone, and it is going to dominate the market in 2009 as predicted. The debunkers that said that Motorola would crush crapple and make apple sauce out of them were wrong. It is Motorola that is in trouble. The mighty RAZR has lost its edge.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Short Circuit City goes under

I predicted that Circuit City would go BANKRUPT and it did. The once mighty consumer electronics retailing giant has run out of cash. Well, many are saying that it was obvious, however only a few months ago they were laughing at my prediction of a deflationary depression. Time to stop laughing.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Small scale mini nukes in the future?

Miniature nuclear reactors could be the bright light of tomorrow. The produce electricity of about a dime a kilowatt/hour and can serve 10,000 homes. The cost of a mininuke is 25 million dollar, but that is much less than a comparable coal fired plant.

This is the wave of the future. People want power and we will see more emphasis on small scale generators in the days to come.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Did Ben Franklin discover electricity?

Without electricity there would be no HDR, or any electronics, or internet, or advanced technology. Therefore we can credit Ben for our high tech world.

Friday, November 07, 2008

more banks fail

As predicted, more banks are going under. Today federal authorities seized Franklin Bank and Security Pacific. This is a bad sign, because even with the 750 billion dollar bank bailout, we still have falling banks.

Yesterday the market was down over 400 points, and the day before over 500 points, and today it rebounded almost 250 points. The economy is in a tail spin. If we lose GM, millions of jobs will be lost due to the pivotal role that GM plays. Time is of essence and the people must realize that things are falling apart.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama

It was back in 2005 when he first began to show up as a possible president. Many, including me thought Hillary would win, but against all odds President Obama won. Truly an epic journey.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Who will win?


Today is election day. People are gathering at the polls. We will see history made today. Yes, our science tells us that we cannot see the future, but what if we can? Then we would see a fork in the road; two paths that lead to very different futures. The Hyper Dimensional Resonator built by Steven Gibbs is the tool to see our path. On this historic occasion a new chapter is written in American history. Which road will we travel? Today we decide.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Factory on idle

The american manufacturing index falls to 26-year low in October. Yet another sign that we are heading into a major deflationary depression. Things are far worse than people believe. We need a strong hand on the till.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Things icy in Iceland

The gov rose rates to 18% and economic crisis in full swing. People protest against the party, and say that the gov not interested in the will of the people. Already there are shortages in stores as the island country cannot import food.

Friday, October 31, 2008

GM bankruptcy or bailout?

It seems that some say a GM bankruptcy is better than bailout. Unlike the Chrysler bailout of 1979, this time things are different, because GMAC is similar to a bank. In fact, we could say that part of the 750 billion in the bank bailout should be used to shore up GMAC and preserve the network of suppliers that feed the giant automaker.

OK, so in other news, Short Circuit City cannot get Sony products, in fact, the truck were stopped midshipment and told to make a U-turn. This company has been in trouble for some time now. They will no doubt also go under.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Importance of a made to measure suit in getting a job

Why get a tailor made suit?
Well, in today's ultracompetitive job market, candidates cannot afford to seem ordinary. You have to stand out above the rest of the crowd. With millions of resumes and thousands of interviews, an HR person is pressured to make quick decisions. After a while the sea of suits turns into a blur. You have to have more than just a stellar resume; your appearance must convey a high degree of professionalism.

If your suit is a $99 off the rack special, then it will send the message that you do not really care about the job. An ill fitting mediocre suit in the mind of an employer equals a mediocre employee whose work habits will be as sloppy as the clothes they wear. A made to measure suit can be the difference between success and failure. Remember, you can never be too professional.

Traditional attire will help convince an employer that you are the right fit for their enterprise. In the financial sector many casual Friday folks are finding out that they are on the exit list. The move is now toward a more responsible and higher caliber candidate.

You need to get a dull gray wool suit that sends a message. The message is you are the real deal. If your salary is over 100K, the few stable financial sector companies that can hire you expect a great deal more than just years of experience. They want a person that has an aura of greatness about them. That could be you, but first you must look and act the part. A Made to Measure suit will add that extra sparkle that will convince your future employer to hire you and not someone else. So, make an appointment today.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Effect of economic crisis on technology

The market fell below 9,000 today, but prices are great. I was able to get a quad core AMD opteron PC desktop fully loaded for under $500. A regular PC at office depot was selling for $249.

I saw a USB 1TB drive going for under 200. It is sad that the economy is so bad. These prices are like a dream. Some people still remember the days of $3,000 laptops with tiny hard drives.

GM seeks bailout

GM affected by mortage meltdown has trouble with auto loans, sales down and economic crisis made worse by unemployment. They want government assistance to merge with Chrysler and cut down on expenses. There merger would bring more layoffs to an already troubled part of the automotive sector.

I predicted that GM would go bankrupt and now we see that it is in worse shape than we imagined. The bailout would only prolong the agony. GM has been losing money for years. It cannot sell the supersized Hummer or any of its giant dinosaurs, which should become EXTINCT!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama believes in redistribution of wealth



He says that the tragedy of the civil rights movement was it did not redistribute wealth.

Warren Buffet needs new crystal ball

Warren Buffet bought too early he need to a get a new crystal ball. The market will still go down from here. The reason is fear. People are losing jobs, and those with jobs cannot get loans. The so called mild recession is turning into a deep depression.

If we cannot see it now, take a look at what is happening in asia where factories are idle due to global economic crisis and financial meltdown; warren can see into the future, but he needs a new crystal ball.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sales for Volvo Trucks down 99.7%

The drop in sales from 41,970 in the third quarter of 2007 to just 115 in 2008 shows us how the complete global collapse of the world financial system is affecting other countries. For over a year people have been wondering if there was going to be a recession, now we see a deep depression is ahead and our current economic crisis will get much worse.

Alex Jones is warning of food shortages in the future. People need to store food.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Financial Predictions

A web site called hubdub makes financial predictions. The goal is to use the collective wisdom of the masses to be able to forecast future events. We hope this strategy is filled with success, but I can say that there are many potential problems, one begin that most people do not have the complete picture of what is happening.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oil price tumbles


In spite of a cut in production by OPEC, the price of oil fell to a new low today. I wish it was due to finding a new large oil field, but the truth is that our current economic crisis means demand for petroleum products is way down.

On the plus side gasoline prices are falling daily to new lows. This is good new to poor people are they were squeezed by the high price of fuel. Still, I predict shortages of food and fuel in the future. This is but a lull in the storm.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trouble on the street

Wall Street is built on a house of cards and now those cards are falling down. The framework is so weak that a mild breeze could knock it DOWn, and we are seeing the main supports give way. Today's rebound of 172 points is nothing compared to yesterday's drop of 514 points. In fact, the Dow components are now falling further overseas as investors sell troubled US companies.

We should prepare ourselves to survive the next depression. It will be a long hard haul ahead as we face difficult days on our road to recovery. Set some supplies aside to weather the financial hurricane that will soon come on shore.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DOW dives 514 points

Market hits five year lows as analysts predict deep depression ahead. Well, now that our economy is in a tail spin the mockers claim that it was obvious. These are the same people that laughed when I predicted the fall of the banks. This ship is sinking fast.

AIG is in trouble

First AIG asks for 85 billion, then it asks for 37.9 billion, now the hand is out again for an additional 10 billion. It seems to me that all is not well, with the world's largest insurance company. As I told one and all before, the economy is crashing.

It is not just banks that are falling, insurance companies are falling. I predict that GM will go under in the future, it has lost money year after year. For example, last year it lost 39 billion, and this years sales are down from olast year, I predict that sales will be even worse in 2009 as we go deeper into depression.

The mortage meltdown led to a bank meltdown, now and insurance meltdown.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yahoo to fire 1,500 profit down 64%

Wall Street is doing terrible, in fact, the market is going down. Today is was down over 200 points and it held above 9,000, but the mood is sour. Yahoo will fire 1,500 and profit is down 64%. This is important because people look at P/E pr price to earnings ratio. If profit falls the price will follow. I predict that you will see earning go down as we go deeper into a deflationary depression.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Taliban kill Christian woman

Taliban in Afganistan killed a British aid worker Gayle Williams, because she was Christian. She enjoyed helping disabled children. Two masked gunmen on a motorbike shot her dead. The news saddens me because this angel died trying to help others due to her belief in Jesus. She was accused of the crime of spreading Christianity. Many moslems claim that they tolerate Christians, but while there is a mosque in Rome, there are no churches in mecca.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Car runs on air and magnets

A car that runs on air and magnets seems like a great future to me. It is supposed to go into production in 2010 about the same time as the Chevy Volt. GM is having a lot of problems. Maybe the air car can use the HDR electromagnet.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Microhoo?

Steve Balmer head of Microsoft said “We offered 33 bucks not too long ago and it’s $11 today,” referring to Microsoft’s February bid of $33 a share, or $44.6 billion, which Yahoo rejected. “They probably still think it’s worth more than $33 a share.” The question I have is Why is cofounder Jerry Yang still running Yahoo? The company stock is worth 1/3 of what Microsoft was willing to pay. Stockholder should ask him to resign.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dow in the dump

This month the dow has tumbled DOWn like a train off a cliff with the occasional bounce on the way down. We have seen terrible losses that seem right out of the Great Depression. People wonder when our stock market will hit bottom. Last Wednesday, S&P500 fell 9% in a single day our biggest percentage loss since the meltdown of 1987. Today poor economic news is making a bad situation worse.

Selling is accelerating as people dump mutual funds and buy safes to store cash. Banks are talking about imposing restrictions on cash withdrawals. Also there is talk that the government might make private ownership of gold illegal again like they did during the Great Depression. Which makes sense because analysts see a widespread global depression that may take years to exit.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Culprits of the Collapse

You need to know who is responsible for what will soon happen. These people MORTGAGED our future on their BANKRUPT economic ideas. Things are now out of control and we are now in big trouble with our current economic crisis.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dow down 733 points

It is like watching a slow moving train wreak. Today the dow is DOWn another 733 points. As always we feel that things will get worse. Analyst are now saying "severe recession" instead of a mild one.

In other new housing sales are the worst in 30 years and will probably get worse s well. This economic crisis was predicted by me in 2005.

Predicting the future

Many people said that drive in movie theaters would all go under in the future due to home cinema and large plasma TV, but even with cheap HD LCD TV the drive in is still going strong. In fact, drive in movie theaters are going through a rebirth.

It is important to see that the future is not "common sense" or as easy to see as one would want. Many said that high fuel prices would make the drive in go under; others said that new digital IMAX screens would kill the smaller less sophisticated cinemas; however, this has not happened. Predicting the future is not as easy as it seems.

I have seen many of the new IMAX cinemas go under and people like the nostalgia of the drive in where they met their future wife. A giant 3D screen of an IMAX seems too technological and in many ways we yearn for simpler times.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Things are icy in Iceland

The government of Iceland nationalised the banks and makes it difficult to get foreign currency. It attempts to prevent the flight of money from the frigid nordic nation and lets us see what our future might look like. Listen

Monday, October 13, 2008

Worldm in crisis


If you think things are bad now, please remember the great depression and WWII. It could be a lot worse. Back in the 40's the US fought on two fronts. Pull together and we can survive.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

recession?

Back in 2007 I predicted that in 2008 we would have an increase in the price of oil and that this would trigger a recession - IT DID!

Because all the money went to pay for food and fuel people could not make payments on houses and foreclosures did increase causing banks to fall. This fall of banks did collapse the economy. Well, now gas is cheaper; however, the damage is done.

``We're in this self-reinforcing negative cycle,'' said Mark Zandi, chief economist at the West Chester, Pennsylvania-based Moody's Economy.com. ``It's going to be a very significant recession.''

I predict that we will see oil go back up in the future as supplies run out and people will be in worse shape in 2009 than they are now economically. Get ready, brace yourselves for impact it will be a hard landing.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Apple Stock Plunges

Apple stock plunged on rumors that Steve Jobs had a heart attack. The sick looking gaunt Jobs looks like he will go any minute now. It was reported that he was in the hospital, but Apple Computer denies the rumor. Perhaps photos of a deathly ill Steve Jobs will be on the net soon?

Wack Fargo?

WACKovia and Wells Fargo might merge. When wacovia was in trouble, a white knight by the names of citigroup came to the rescue, but later another lover appeared. This love triangle is getting messy. Wells Fargo claims it is willing to pay more for the bank.

The CEO of WACKovia wants the new deal, his name is Rob Steal, interesting name for a banker.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

CDS financial timebomb

Credit Default Swaps are a financial timebomb because they hide the risk of a loan and because they are not regulated as such. The problem is that these weapons of mass financial destruction are now destroying our economy. What we see is only the tip of the iceberg and in a few days we might face even greater challenges as the economy falls apart.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Myth of the Market

Many traders have a myth about the market. Here are a few other myths about money.

Money Myths
Money Myths

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bank Bailout?

What exactly is going on?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wachovia joins the list

I predicted that Wamu and Wachovia would go under, and more are on the way. Well, now we find out that two banks are bidding for Wachovia. Expect more banks to fall as things get worse.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Trouble ahead, bank on it

The fall of the largest US savings and loan, Washington Mutual sent shivers up the spine of many a trader. The stock is almost worthless. Many people are wiped out when federal regulators seized wamu and it was later sold for $1.9 billion to JP Morgan Chase the second largest bank in the US.


To put this in perspective, you have a perfect storm with economic collapse hitting right before an election. Things can and will get scary if we do nothing.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What does the future look like?



GM is going thru a rough patch. If banks stop loaning money how will people purchase new vehicles? Look at the big picture.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jobless rate near seven year high

The rising rate of unemployment is blamed on Hurricane Gustav and we have the highest jobless claims in seven years. However, I believe that the real reason is that we are in economic collapse right now. The goal of the government was to pretend that all was well.

Wake up, the banks are bankrupts, the jobs are gone, and our few remaining factories are closing. And all exec do is say "gotta cut costs! Outsouurce! Downsize!" Well, if that was the solution we would be fine. No, that is the problem. Globalization did cause our crisis. All those jobs we lost by moving factories to Red China are the reason people cannot pay their mortgages. No job = no money.

Right now new home sales are at the lowest level in 17 years. We are selling less than a 1/3 the houses we sold in 2005. The economy is in free fall, as in falling off a cliff.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Record housing drop

Housing prices at a catastrophic drop. The record drop in August means that we are not slowly digging out, but instead going deeper. I see dark days ahead as the economy implodes.

People have lost faith in america and are liquidating their assets. The new funny money like the candy color pastel pink fifty dollar bills and the orangeback tens that look like monopoly money do not inspire confidence.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Situation Dire

Today financial markets are in state of total disarray. Technical analysts are predicting 2,500 gold as the dollar declines in the month to come. Tremors on Wall Street have accelerated the drop in the dollar overall while a crisis of confidence causes total global economic collapse. We see a global economic depression affecting the amerozone, eurozone, and rest of the world.

Inability of world leaders to prevent the demise of financial institutions will further undermined confidence to the extent that people will lose faith in the dollar. Trillions of dollars used for a bank bailout will cause further inflation as the fed in a move of utter desperation attempts to pump liquidity into the financial markets. As I have said before our situation is dire. Federal regulation of our financial markets can only be classified as an unmitigated disaster. The lack of fiduciary responsibility by our financial institutions has plunged us over a precipice.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Reactor Fire

Fire shuts down Cook 1 nuclear reactor. A fire at a nuclear power plant on the shores of Lake Michigan 50 miles east of Chicago cause a minor stir.

I got out my geiger counter and noticed elevated levels of background radiation. The normal click count is 5 per minute, and today it was up to 50 counts per minute, meaning that background radiation levels ten times normal.

However, in a nuclear accident like Chernobyl background levels could climb 1000X normal and become life threatening. People need to begin to prepare for the possibility that this "fire" at a nuclear power plant was not an accident.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bank system nears collapse

We face a crisis of record proportion and it can cause recession 2.0 to be worse than ever before if we do nothing. The writing is on the WALL STREET!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gold soars

The price of gold shot up $70 in one day the highest ever on market jitters over Wall Street as investors seek a safe haven. I predict that as markets enter panic mode you will see gold soar to 2,000 and many people will go for the gold. I advise people to be careful as markets are in a state of entropy right now.

Take a look at the US dollar, because I forecast inflation and devaluation of the greenback. Although we saw the dollar rise against the euro in the last few month, I predict it will be a roller coaster ride next year.






Friday, September 19, 2008

McCain against bank bailout

It may cost tax payers as much as one trillion dollars to bail out the banks in the latest estimate. McCain is against the bank bailout which helps billionaire bankers while not giving a penny to the poor.

The rich must love the bank bailout. They made money from the bad loans and now the stuggling american worker must bail them out when chickens come home to roost.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oil back up

Traders say that refineries affected by Hurricane Ike are still not back. Therefore the price of crude oil is up today on fears of a shortage. The US lost about 20% of its production and 97% of gulf rigs are still not producing. Flooding was more extensive than initially thought.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FDIC in trouble

Your money is insure by FDIC right? Well, maybe you should know that the federal bank insurance fund dwindling and bank deposit safety is in doubt.

I predict dark days ahead for the whole world. Well, some people say this is related to the new amero currency, plus the merger of america & mexico into a NAU or north american union.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

AIG to get loan

World's largest insurance company AIG will get a bridge loan of 85 billion from gov to help it survive. The situation is worse every day as Wall Street tries to digest even more bad news. Mortgage meltdown is now affecting insurance companies and threatens to take down the whole financial macroeconomic infrastructure with people's money on the line. Already the FDIC is having to borrow money from the treasury.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Caution, Falling STOCKS

Today is a sad day on Wall Street. Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America, Lehman bros went bankrupt, and AIG is in trouble. Things are getting worse. I predict that we are entering a deepening depression.

When you see the giants are falling it does not take a genius to see that the economy is falling apart. Expect shortages of food & fuel in the future as all systems break down.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ebay in trouble will cut 1500

Ebay is in trouble and they will cut 10% of their 15,000 workforce and lay off 1,500 workers. The cut in jobs is because people are leaving Ebay after they made changes. It is now more difficult for sellers to use the service and buyer will soon be forced to use paypal.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Social Networking Nightmare

The danger of social networking is that your information could be used by a stalker. Many people who are not well have access to the internet. They often will search the social networking sites looking for victims. It is important to not post personal information.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Toyota has new Prius

Toyota has a new lithium plug in hybrid Prius that goes on sale in 2010. This is great news because lithium is light weight and has a powerful energy density. It could make electric cars a reality in the near future.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Big Banks Fall

Right after the government take over of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, I said that the worst is still to come. Well, now we see that Lehaman Brothers, the forth largest investment bank lost nearly four billion and may soon close its doors. People may start to panic when the government runs out of money to bail out the banks. Expect trouble.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LHC online

The Large Hardron Collider is up and running. All is fine in swiss. Well, some now say that it could create a tiny black hole. John Titor predicted that the LHC would form tiny black holes back in 2000.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Banks in trouble

It was another bad bad day for Wall Street. Lehman bros, the forth largest investment bank was not aquired by the Korean Development Company so the stock has fallen 87%. I predicted that banks would start to fall. The debnkers laughed, even when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went under they did not wake up.

Now the problem is spilling out of the banking arena. AIG, American Insurance Group, the largest insurer in the world fell 16% today due to martgage exposure. The situation is getting worse.

I predict that the same debunkers that laughed when I predicted back in 2005 the fall of realestate and later banks will soon say "That was obvious!"

Monday, September 08, 2008

Ike headed for Texas

I don't like Ike. He is a bad one. Right now massive hurricane Ike is headed for Texas. Expect it to get stronger as it goes over warm water. This may cause oil prices to rise.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Google turns ten

I still remember a day a long time ago when I was told about Google. Back then I used Yahoo for search, but Google was different somehow. It brought back a lot more pages, and they were different pages than the ones on Yahoo.

It did not take long before most of my searches were on Google. Yahoo went downhill, they closed down their auction site because they could not compete with Ebay, they closed down there payment system because the could not compete with paypal. Google on the other hand expanded. They now have Google Checkout.

Well, Google is now ten years old.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I don't like Ike

He is a monster hurricane, category 4 and getting stronger. Is projected to smash into Cuba with winds over 150 mph. Currently the winds are 135 mph and the path is WSW moving at about twelve miles per hour. I hope for the best, but this is a mean one.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Record Job Loss

Unemployment is at a five year high as firms cut jobs. The scoffers claim we are not in a recession. Well, it sure feels like one.

I predict that things will get worse. The housing industry has not hit bottom yet and neither has the stock market. Get ready to see some major declines in the price of large cap companies.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Global warming causes stronger hurricanes

Scientists say that rising ocean temperatures are causing more hurricanes to form. And that these hurricanes are more powerful than before. The effects of climate change are now being felt as we see a boatload of hurricanes heading for the coast. Expect things to get worse as the ocean gets hotter.

I predict that in the future we will see hypercanes hit the coast.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Picasa face recognition software

The future is here with Picasa version three face recognition software that lets you quickly label all your photos. It can recognize faces, detect who is in a photograph, and label them for you all in a jiffy. This technology is interesting as I have worked with AI neural networks used to find faces.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Illegals using tunnels

Giant underground tunnel from mexico to america is found. Perhaps this explains why we cannot stop the millions of illegals that are flooding into the US. I expect that a government that is so hung up on security would do something.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oil rises on fear

Fear of Gustav doing damage sent oil going up. The price is rapidly rising as 98% of the production of gulf crude oil is shut down. This is having an impact on the world economy. I predict that stocks will open lower.

Gustav coming on shore

Well, our first outer feeder bands of Hurricane Gustav are quickly moving over New Orleans. Hopefully, the Levees will hold. Latest reports say the storm surge is less than expected. The Florida Panhadle and Texas got lucky this time, but the storm will hit Louisiana head on.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane to hit Gulf

Hurricane Gustaf will soon hit the gulf like a monster. Expect trouble with a big "T".

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Picks Palin

NcCain stole the show with Palin. She is a new leader who fight corruption and have five children, one of who is in Iraq. With an approval rating of ninety percent a true trooper.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who will McCain pick?

The choice of VP could make sway our election, but who will he select for vice?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Housing crisis from bad to worse

The FDIC is now force to borrow from the treasury due to bank failures. Construction is at the lowest level in 17 years and the recession goes deeper. It truly is turning into a major disaster.

For the latest news from HDRKID go to the page HDRnews.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Microsoft adds privacy mode to Internet Explorer 8

In the latest news microsoft adds private mode to ie8 so that it clear out your history. This because many people fear that other might snoop on them. I can imagine that certain site may not be too nice.

Monday, August 25, 2008

How to create a wind turbine

This video explain how to build your own simple wind turbine. This energy could power the future and make the world tomorrow a better greener place. The parts are easy to obtain and assemble.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Electrogravitics research by Bob Lazar

Bob Lazar talks about some new projects that are working on cutting edge technology. This deals with electrogravitics an extension of Project Galileo. Most of this technology was developed in the 1980's, but never commercialized. Perhaps, an attempt to make this technology available to the masses will be attempted now.

The initial research Dr. Townsend Brown dealt with high voltage used to neutralize gravity. Most of this research is now very hush. There is some work on lifters that people know about, but using this technology would make air transport much faster and economical.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Radiation used to treat food

Irradiated lettuce will be allowed on your grocery store shelf. FDA says Ok to use radiation.
This is bad news. I did warn people that this might happen in the future.

Food is altered by radiation and rendered into a toxic product. Do not eat radiated food as it is not safe. We know so little, remember when they said DDT was safe?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Student makes windmill out of rubbish

They say Don Quixote was tilting at windmills, but a student inventor has created a wind turbine out of scrap metal. He says he can build this device in less than a day for about twenty pounds. This is great news for poor countries as they can now join in the green revolution.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Electric cars will roll

Shai Agassi has a plan to put electric cars on the road. He wants to create a network of charging stations much like the cellular telephone network we have now, except it will be for charging up the electric cars.

The plan is max ambitious, but so is Shai. He used to be head of product development at SAP, but quit to create a network for electric cars. He believes that wind power could supply the electricity to make this dream a reality. The road ahead is bright indeed.

Monday, August 18, 2008

HDRusers social network

HDRKID has create a the brand new HDRusers social network for users of Steven Gibbs HDR. Hope you will join the new exciting group so we can all talk about the HDR. Things are really shaping up with the purchase of a brand new HDR and an HD video camera. This year is going to be very exciting with the new unit that I just got. HDRKID plans to do more radionics experiments with Steven Gibbs HDR.

Rat brain powers robot

The disembodied brain in a jar is one of the staples of science fiction. Well, now it is real. An actual robot is able to navigate its course using a mass of rat brain cells connected to electronics.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Warp Drive?

Scientist say that Star Trek's warp drive is physically possible. It is hard to imagine how you move by folding space but that is what a warp drive does. In fact, you do not really move, but space moves around your ship and you simple stay put while the area around you is folding up.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Is our ocean turning into a dead zone?

The mighty ocean seems so vast that nothing could destroy it and yet pollution is causing the appearance of numerous oceanic deserts where there is no life. A dead zone the size of mass near Texas is now twice as big as twenty years ago. However, the people is world wide, in the Baltic sea fish are dying due to lack of oxygen. People see that the sea is dying.

Pollution is the problem. The amount of nitrogen runoff did increase and now we face algae blooms that cause mats of green scum to sink to the bottom, rot and consume our oxygen. In the pacific ocean there is so much trash that the pacific gyre is called an oceanfill. That is a landfill, not on land but in the ocean itself.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Physicists are spooked FTL information transfer

An experiment in swiss proved that faster than light transfer of information is possible. This means that very nature of our reality may be different than we think. Quantum weirdness spooks physicists that study particles. The very laws of the universe seems to break down when we study the very small or the very large.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chinese Olympics Fraud

Bring back Milli Vanilli because they could star in the Chinese Olympics. The little girl was lip synching to a song. It was a fake!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Big Bank in trouble

One of the largest US banks, Wachovia just lost 9.11 billion dollars and annouced 600 more job cuts. They are in trouble because of the mortgage meltdown. People cannot pay their bills and Wachovia is stuck. The bank may be force to raise additional capital to meet federal requirements.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Banks in trouble

The drop in oil prices did cause the stock market to rally, but there is a black cloud on the horizon. The war in georgia could threaten vital oil supplies from the caspian sea, and it could spread to other areas. Expect gold prices to rise as people panic.

Much like in the 1930's a financial collapse of banks could trigger a world wide depression that would destroy the DOW and close most buisinesses. Get ready to DOWsize your market portfolio.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

russian invasion of georgia

A sad day today as the angry russian bear attacks the small country of georgia. Today we hear that russia refused a ceasefire plea by the UN and georgia. As we speak the war is ongoing and thousands of civilians are dead. I fear these wars will widen and become global in nature.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

How to save $30,000 - make the world a better place

Learn to drive a stick shift car. You improve fuel efficiency by about 4 mpg as well as save money because:

1) Manual transmission cars cost less to buy.
2) Stick shift breaks less and costs less to repair.
3) Your breaks wear out less quickly.
4) Less heavy so less damage to roads.
5) Easy to sell in today's energy dependent world.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ten energy efficient euro cars you cannot buy in america

There are many models of cars that are not sold in america like the 50 mpg ford fiesta that is small but sporty. These euro cars that are mpg friendly cannot be sold in america for many different reasons. It is wise to see what other countries have. Europe has been on a small car mindset for time now, and they understand how to make small cars.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

BREAKING iran threatens to close persian gulf

Today the People's Islamic Republic of Iran gave threat to close the Persian Gulf to oil tankers. This could send the price of petroleum products soaring as most of the Saudi oil goes through the Straights of Hormus. This is a most unfortunate development as it will cause much hardship.

Here is hoping that cooler heads will prevail and this issue can be resolved in a diplomatic fashion. Perhaps we should begin to stockpile supplies now.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Life on Mars?

The whole internet is abuzz with speculation about what the Martian Phoenix probe found. Some say that the cyberspace buzz about Mars life is all hype and no hope. Still, I feel that finding life on Mars would be an "earth" changing event. Think about it, even if all they find is a bacteria it would be the first alien life form.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Are Electric cars the answer?

Electric cars and solar electricity can help us become free. Right now we depend on unstable regimes in the middle east for our oil. Countries like iran that hate the US are getting our money, but with electric cars and solar we can change the future.

A Tiny Solution to High Gas Prices
A Tiny Solution to High Gas Prices

Friday, August 01, 2008

Walmart worries about Obama win

The retail giant Walmart worries that Obama will win in Nov and help sign a pro union bill to help workers. The problem is that Walmart is now trying to make few workers do the job and forces people to slave for hours.

I predict that as the recession gets worse we will see more strikes and disruption much like we saw in the Great Depression of the 1930s and this will cause trouble. Prepare for the hard times of the future.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Electric Fiat microvette

The new Fiat electric car has a range of 70 miles and a top speed of 60mph. This more than adequate for most people and should be in the showroom soon. Hope real soon, since gasoline will go up a lot in 2009.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gas prices come down


Thankfully, gasoline prices have dropped below $4/gallon and the stock market began the process of recovery. While this is good news, we need alternate sources of energy. I feel that wind, solar, and geothermal have much to offer.

In other news, housing prices are still dropping. Houses have dropped in value more than expected. The drop in may was the biggest ever with 20 city index down 16.8% FOR THE MONTH OF MAY and in miami the price of a home fell 28.3%!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Jetpack is here!

Well, boys and girls we have made science fiction real. The jetpack, an iconic figure of a futuristic tomorrow has become part of our world. Inventor Glen Martin will start making them available this year.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wind power in Texas

The great state of Texas known for its oil wells is now moving into the science of wind energy. The switch from oil wells to wind turbines is what will soon power american if the Pickens Plan is enacted.

In order to reduce carbon from coal plants, wind power will be used. Electric cars will then use the power to replace gasoline. It sounds like a great idea.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Search Engine

A new search engine cuil will compete with giant Google. This new search will not use pagerank, but instead a new method to find important pages. It uses images to help you find what you are looking for.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Good news for a change

Where I live the price of gasoline has finally dropped down below $4/gallon nd should hit $3.75 soon. I saw that average gasoline price for the US today was $3.96/gallon. Fiannly we are getting some relief from the high prices.

I predicted that politician would try to keep gasoline prices under $4/gallon this year due to the elections, but come next year expect things to get real bad as a decline in the dollar could boost gas prices above $5/gal in event of trouble.

The Saudis are running out of spare capacity and 200 dollar a barrel crude is just around the corner. Peak oil is not a hoax, this is but a small calm before the storm. Stock up on food & fuel.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Foreclosures rise 120%

Mortage meltdown is still on going with banks in trouble. Foreclosure figures up again as rates have risen 120% and things are getting worse as the engine of the economy slows down. Not only are more houses for sales, but the number of qualified buyers is dropping as banks tighten lending. This perfect storm is going to rip apart the markets.

Last year a realtor told me that he had for sale hundreds of lots, this year thousands of lots, but no real buyers because people are not building new homes. The only buyers are speculators who are betting that property prices will rebound. Well, that may be a long way off.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

GM sales drop

The Detroit Giant is in trouble. GM sales fell 5% from last year. It was last year the GM lost 39 billion dollars, its biggest loss ever. Things are going from bad to worse. The automotive industry is bleeding red in as all the big three General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are losing market share to Japan and have trouble selling pickup trucks and SUVs.

The sales of small cars and hybrids have been brisk and Toyota says that Pruis will now be manufactured in the US using an idle truck plant.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Will the Pickens Plan work?

Yes, it seems hard, but we can switch from to wind power. The Pickens Plan will make it possible to create new sources of energy that do not cause pollution. I favor using wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal to produce power.

Monday, July 21, 2008

amex in trouble

American Express is experiencing financial difficulty as the economy gets worse. The company has been hit hard by the increase in defaults and rising inflation will eat into profits. Amex had earlier outsourced much of its workforce but a declining dollar is now damaging the company.

Since bills are payable in dollars and the dollar is dropping in value they are getting less money. Also, the company is seeing more people losing jobs and homes as the economy gets worse.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Guru of low tech

An MIT prof is guru of low tech and wants to save the world with his inventions. This is great as most inventions are by big firms that want to outsource, downsize, and offshore work to low wage counties. These MIT inventions are built to help low wage people around the world.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Banks in trouble

JP Morgan Chase profits dropped 53% AND things are getting worse for the financial sector. Taking over Bear Sterns is a drag on Chase, but the number of loan defaults is up due to a poor economy.

Not sure of when we turn the corner, but right now there is talk of the recession becoming worse and as more banks are in trouble the government might not have enough money to bail them all out. The fed had to rescue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It seems that we are going deeping down into a depression.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

new HDR from inventor Steven Gibbs

Steven Gibbs latest new 2009 model HDR is just out. It is basically an electromagnet that creates a pulsed high energy magnet field.

This device can be used in your car when you power it using a power inverter connected to the 12 volt cigarette lighter near your dashboard. This means you are now free of the electrical outlet and can take the HDR with you where ever you go.

Monday, July 14, 2008

fluxcap

Here is a web site (FluxCap.com) with instructions on how to build John Bajak's flux capacitor. Most of the components you can get at Radio Shack. It costs about twenty dollars to build and takes about twenty minutes. Have fun...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mortgage lenders in trouble

The gov did step in today to rescue fannie mae and freddie mac. This means that things are far worse than we imagined. In fact, they may be so bad that we could see a deep recession.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saga of John Titor



John Titor claimed to be a time traveller from the year 2036 using a GE C204 time machine. He posted as TT_0 on the website time travel institute. Overall we recieved a warning of WWIII in 2015.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

High Diesel - the truck stops here

High price of diesel fuel means many truckers are out of business. Personally, I know of an operator of a concrete truck who was laid off due to a combination of high fuel prices and slow construction. The real estate market is bad and few houses are being built.

I tell you, the recessio is real, people are losing their jobs, homes, and ever marriages due to the poor eonomic conditions. If truckers go under who will take food to the grocery store?

Femisapien

Femisapien AKA ema the kissing robot invented by wowie and distributed by Sega Games is a new entrant in the field of AI. The artificial intelligence android can sing, dance, and even give robot kisses. Many new robots are in the pipeline. In the future we see more androids than nw that look almost human.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Racist mexican comic book?

Here is an interesting turn. Well, americans accusing their brothers south of the border of having a racist comic book. The comic book character "menim" which is popular in mexico made some inner city folk like Rev Al Sharpton mad. Is mexican comic book character menim racist?

Perhaps we should ask mexicans what they feel, instead of imposing US ideas on other cultures.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Well, is omnia the Iphone killer?

OK omnia is good, the camera is max plus.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Mystery of Time

Part of the mystery of time and the multiverse is entropy. In fact, why do things go from high order to disorder? Is our universe we live in part of a greater bigger system that we are not aware of?

Perhaps there questions will soon get an answer, but I believe that time particles or chronotrons are what drive the arrow of time. This can be what we are searching for. The mystery or time is that we do not understand it.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Armchair ballonist floats to Idaho

It was a 235 mile flight from Bend, Oregon to Cambridge, Idaho for balloon chair dreamer Kent Couch. His dream is now a reality. I feel more people will tie party ballons to lawn chairs and float off into the distance.

His website is
http://www.couchballoons.com

Friday, July 04, 2008

Depression Ahead?

Mounting job losses for the last six months and our economic crisis will cause unemployement rate to break six percent soon. However, real unemployement is closer to twelve percent. A recent survey showed 11% of respondents were without work.

Part of the problem is rising fuel costs. The cost of heating a home in Boston is now over $4,000.00 per year and things are getting worse as oil prices rise to record highs. This leaves little money for food which is getting more expensive due to rising fuel costs as well as the floods which destroyed 20% of the corn crop. Add to this transportation is affected by oil hitting record highs over $140/b and some say it will go over 200 before th year is out.

I believe we will see a depression or even a megapression.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

GM Bankrupt?

Shares of General Motors are at their lowest level in 54 years. There is talk of GM bankruptcy in the next few months. Sales have plunged for Pick up trucks and SUV trucks. Last year GM lost 39 billion dollars.

The reason for the poor sales is high oil prices. Today the price of oil shot above $146/b and it ism making people think twice about buying dib gas guzzlers. I predicted that the SUV would rust on the car lot.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Oil at record high

Oil prices rose above 143/b and gasoline is at a record high today. Even with extra Saudi oil we face a hot summer of high energy prices. I expect to be followed by a bitter cold winter due to high heating oil prices.

All attempts to conserve energy should be made to increase as the world supply of petroleum has clearly passed its peak. I predict that unless dramatic new measures are taken we could see 200 dollar a barrel oil by next year.

Friday, June 20, 2008

High efficiency solar panels

Evergreen has high efficiency solar panels that have a much better ROI than before. I see a future where we use new forms of technology to generate power.

Solar electricity is the way to go, as it does not create greenhouse gases of toxic radiation. We need solar powered cars, soon.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A solar future?

Perhaps solar energy will serve us in the future.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Home sales down

House prices are falling faster than during the Great Depression and sales of new homes are down. Banks say that foreclosures doubled this year compared to last year and now we see rising jobless rate.

It is now a time that will test our souls, we see the collapse of the economy and soon banks will start to fall...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Electricity prices go up due to high fuel

In a power shock to the pocket book, consumers will pay 29% more this year for electricity due to high fuel prices. Your light bill is going up. And soon all those people who talked about electric cars being the answer will start to wonder when blackouts become frequent.

It seems that we have not built enough power plants. In fact, due to regulations electrical companies have dragged their feet on building new big coal fired generators. And now wth new environmental regulations expect even fewer plants to be under construction.

That said coal double in price this year, oil is at a record high, and natural gas is up 50%. This means that you will have to pay more for electricity, so energy conservation should become more common.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Is the end near for Yahoo?

What we see is that Google is taking on much of the role of Yahoo and the search engine is becoming a part of big behemoth. With Microsoft out of the picture, there is little to keep Google from slowly absorbing Yahoo.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flood = high food prices

The terrible flood of 2008 is destroying riverside towns and ruining fields. It is now too late for farmers to replant and the existing corn crop is underwater.

David Miller, the Dir of research at Iowa Farm Bureau, says that almost 1.3 million acres of corn and 2 million acres of soy -- almost 20% of the state's crop -- had already been lost to the flood.

Iowa flooding is like Katrina a terrible disaster, but it will cause food prices to go up. Already corn prices are at a record high.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

China clamps down on Olympics

The repressive regime of Red China today issues some more rules and restrictions to prevent protests at the 2008 olympics. This slave labor camp which pretends to be capitalist was allowed to host an international event, so now we see the folly.

Many tourist will stay away from this police state with its heavy handed regulations. John Titor said there would be no 2008 olympics we will see.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kucinich tries to impeach Bush

Rep Dennis Kucinich introduced legislation to impreach President George Bush on the grounds of illegal actions. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says that she is against the Bush impeachment. Last year Dennis tried to impeach Dick Cheney.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gasoline shortage in the future?

As supply goes down and demand goes up we will see a gasoline shortage in the future with rationing. I foresee that it will be quite grim in the dark days that are ahead. Also, the road ahead will be bumpy as asphalt is now twice as expensive as last year meaning less street crews fixing our highways.

Using HDR assisted astral time travel I saw in the future long lines for food and fuel. Also many epidemics and a time of troubles. The ration cards were red and blue.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

hdrkid is now on technorati

Technorati Profile

I am now part of technorati. THis is great news as I will be able to examine new tech, as they announce it.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Vortex science

A scientist that studies nature has found a way to make more efficient propellers and airplanes. This merger of biology and technology will allow fans to move more air will less energy, boats to travel farther on the same gallon of diesel fuel. A true breakthrough in modern technology.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Oil Explodes, Dow Drops

A new record was set today for oil - $138/b, meanwhile the dow is DOWn over 300 points. It seems that the economy is now near collapse as the banks start to fail. I predict dark days are ahead!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Big break for electric cars

A new lithium ion polymer battery will allow cars to increase their current range from about 120 miles to over 200 miles. The key to the new lithium ion polymer battery is called a Superlattice Structure. Using the new cathode the energy density is much higher. We could soon see electric cars rolling down the highway.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Gasoline price going down


Today oil is down $123/b from a record high of $135/b last week. Also, where I live gasoline is down from $3.99/gallon to $3.87 today. I am very happy. There where people predicting that gas would hit $6/gal this year.

Future price of oil will go over $200/b but not right now. Also, we face strong hurricanes due to climate change caused by global warming.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Biofuels in future?

Well, some say that the future is biofuels, but is this so? Let's look at corn to ethanol. It takes more energy to produce than uou get out. Also the land cannot be used to grow food.

A better solution is windmills and solar energy, but to use ag waste as a fuel might be common in the future.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Oil price plunge

Oil prices are $10 off record high and keep falling. The dollar got stronger and also demand for petroleum products is down. This is added to worries of am economic slowdown decreasing the demand even further. Speculators are hitting the exit button. In fact, many believe that the oil bubble has burst.

This said, the price of oil will resume its uphill climb soon. Get ready for $5/gal gas in the near future.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

World rulers discuss high food prices

In is a crisis situation as global leaders face rsing food prices due to the conversion of corn to ethanol. The biggest problem is that many of the worlds poor now face shortages of grain. The so called grain drain is affecting the lives of the city dwellers in distant lands.

As more and more land is divcerted to produce corn to ethanol we see now that other grains such as wheat are more expensive. The problem is that the energy shortage may create a food shortage on a global scale. I predict that a massive food riot will wake people up to what is going on.