Today I'm departing from my normal practice of blogging about articles and stories people send me to indulge in a bit of complaining, whining, and speculation. As most people know, the United States have been hit, this past two weeks or so, by a very bad winter storm. So here comes the "whining and complaining" part: First came the freezing drizzle, then came snow on top of it, record cold (I mean, we're talking South Dakota cold) pushing down to southern Texas and New Mexico and snow all over the place (one friend in New Mexico informed me they had about a foot of snow in the desert, and I know where this friend lives and can assure the readers that snow in that region to that depth is unheard of), and in my case, a dead car battery, which I've not yet been able to fix, because as soon as it died, "round two" hit, with even colder weather, and more snow which was moving northeast from - get this - New Mexico and Texas, across Missouri, Illinois, and so on. You get the idea. Normally when it snows in the plains states, it sort of "sneaks" down from the northwest or west, but not this time. It came from the southwest. It would be rather like a winter storm system forming in the Florida panhandle before moving up into Georgia. In spite of the fact that the United sates are not experiencing anything that unusual in that weather systems can "begin" in the southwest and move northeast across the country, there was something a little "off" and strange about this one. After all, there's a few inches of "global warming" in the deserts of New Mexico.
What's unusual is the severity and length of this storm: single digit temperatures as far south as the Red River, and temperatures well below freezing in Texas. Then came something else: power outages. Again, power outages are not unusual during storms, especially winter storms. Except... except... I remember a particularly harsh winter as a boy growing up in South Dakota; I believe it was the winter of 67-68, or 68-69, but I do remember that Lyndon Johnson (ugh...barf, hurl, puke, wheeze) was still the President, though Deo gratias on his way out. That winter Sioux Falls had well over 120" of snow... it was piled so high that the streets were little canyons, and people stuck orange balls on their car antennae to see other cars approaching intersections on side streets. And not once did the power go down due downed power lines. Again, in 1982, as I was getting ready to fly to England for my interview to enter Oxford, we were hit with a massive snow storm. The city was buried beneath several feet of snow, and the drifts in front of our house reached to the eaves of the roof. Tree branches snapped, power lines were downed, but not extensively.
But with this last storm I'm hearing some completely different things: First off: rolling blackouts, as power companies from all over the region are blacking out regions of customer service due to increased demand and diminishing supply. On my local radio, they're saying it's because of the fact that Texas derives much of its power from those large wind turbines, which, due to the record cold temperatures, have frozen, cutting the power available just as people are huddled in their homes, unable to drive to work, and increasing demand for power. So much for "clean green energy." Don't give up those oil and natural gas supplies just yet, the turbines can freeze. And it's especially not a very bright idea when we're entering a period of solar minimum, which, the last time anyone checked, resulted in much cooler temperatures for a period. (Note to Baal Gates: Best rethink that plan to spray the world to block out sunlight to cool the temperatures. Here's a Mr. Potato Head set, go play with that.)
What made me start thinking differently about all this was listening to subscribers and members of this website - some not even in the northern hemisphere - saying that their weather (it's summer down there) has been unusually and unseasonably cool. I began to wonder if we were, and are, looking at the possibility of a man-manipulated system. It's certainly been a year where such ideas can be entertained: consider only the record, and sustained, flooding in China, flooding so extensive that there was even some speculation that the Three Gorges Dam might fail, and water levels there are still abnormally high. Nor is the Chinese intention to turn all of Tibet into a major weather modification region to be forgotten.
But "man-manipulated" system can mean two things: (1) the system is "blowback" from other systems, an "unintended consequence" of manipulations of other systems. Anything here could function as a catalyst: magnetic resonance effects from CERN and ionospheric heaters to VLF and ULF broadcasting systems, and so on; or (2) the manipulation and result could be intentional. I want to explore this second possibility in my high octane speculations today, because a number of people have emailed me suspecting the same thing concerning this recent storm system. My basic methodology for entertaining such speculations on weather or geophysical events such as earthquakes, is to view their timing in the political and/or geopolitical context in which they occur: if they happen in close proximity to major political events - either before or after such an event - there are grounds for suspicion. For example, Catherine Austin Fitts has mentioned many times the Indonesian tsunami. She could not figure out why there was such a rush too sell Indonesian sovereign securities a few years go, and then, a week later, the tsunami struck indicating to her either a much more robust ability to predict such events or the capability to actually engineer them. Similarly, I've often commented that I have similar suspicions regarding the Fukushima tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster, which occurred shortly after a new Japanese government took power, and "warnings" from the then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Japan that were little more than threats not to pursue certain new policy objectives. Japan went ahead, and then the disaster struck. In the case of the floods in China and the long-suffering millions of Chinese impacted by them, I cannot avoid the impression that it may be some sort of economic warfare against that country, given the context of the Trump administration's positions regarding that country. Granted, anyone with the means to engineer such systems might be involved: a third party wanting to raise tensions between the two countries.
So, is there a context in which to view this recent system and its resulting dislocations in the economy from the standpoint of a deliberately intended manipulation? I suspect there are, not the least being that the states apparently hardest hit - Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri - have been on the forefront of legislative and executive pushback against the overreach exhibited by the current federal government. Another aspect of the timing that is curious is that it occurs as there's growing pushback against the covid "lockdowns." Yet a third component of the timing is its occurrence during a period that every available means seems to be used to distract attention from the financial shenanigans Mr. Globaloney is up to.
To be sure, this is not a solid methodology; it can be all too easy to extend such analysis to any abnormal or unusual weather event. After all, we're in a solar minimum, and it may be nothing more than that.
Yet, I can't avoid the impression that something about this was "off".
See you on the flip side...