Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JPMorgan Chase Disallowing Cash Payments

http://marketdailynews.com/2015/04/21/the-war-on-cash-jpmorgan-chase-to-prohibit-the-storage-of-cash-in-safety-deposit-boxes/

Not only is the bank sending out letters telling customers in Cleveland and maybe other markets that they may no longer store cash or coins other than numismatically valuable ones (no junk silver, in other words) in their safe deposit boxes, but they are also refusing cash payments to mortgages and the like.

If the US is urging Greece to steal deposits from local banks to make the payment on its national debt, I wonder if this is a harbinger of a similar bail-in here? There have also been a few calls lately to do away with cash in the US.

I predict if cash is done away with, barter currencies like ammo, lighters, Tide, and whiskey will become instantly a lot more popular.  I also notice that Cleveland is near the Canadian border. Maybe this has something to do with it too.

h/t Daily Collapse Report

Greece is the Word

Two things I snagged from survivalblog.com:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-21/u-s-pushing-for-greek-solution-in-interest-of-entire-world-


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-20/did-greece-just-launch-capital-controls-mandatory-cash-transfer-decreed

So, the government of Greece is grabbing assets from local banks, citing an "emergency cash transfer" is needed.

On April 24, there will be a meeting in Riga, Latvia among central bankers and the Greek government to figure out what Greece will do.  The US is pushing for Greece to "get back to growth" and what they really mean by this is for the government of Greece to grab local assets and give them to the central banks to make their payment that is due. (i.e. so Greece doesn't default on its debt, it's going to steal people's deposits)

It would seem to me then that Greece has jumped the gun and started doing this a couple days early.  What "emergency" they have noticed that would make them do this now rather than in a few days, I don't know.

What is the moral of this story?
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Now You Too Can Nuke It From Orbit

This is an interactive map that lets you "nuke" a map of anywhere in the world, and shows you the effect areas of various sizes of nuclear bombs.

http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

You can use it either to figure out how far away from any strategic targets you need to move to...
Or you can have fun "nuking it from orbit".  It's the only way to be sure!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ebola again (or still)

Heads up:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/14/health/cdc-americans-ebola/
The CDC is bringing some Americans who were exposed to Ebola to the US for "monitoring".

Ebola didn't simply go away just because they quit talking about it in the media after the election.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Working from Home, were we?

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/why-the-clinton-email-server-story-matters-and-why-it-may-be-worse-than-you-think/

Hillary Clinton set up a server outside work and directed all her emails as Secretary of State through it instead of through the server at work.

Here's the quote from the article

From this point of view, the facts are nearly undisputed. The Secretary of State did not use an email account that was hosted on an official State Department server. Instead, she used an email account on an outside server. All accounts indicate that this email account was used exclusively: the Secretary never used an official State Department email account hosted on State Department servers. And reports indicate that this email account was hosted on a physical server that was not physically under government control or protection. Some reports have even indicated that it was located in the Secretary’s personal residence. Some reports have characterized this as a “homebrew” server, and that’s apt and accurate.

Since other federal employees have been charged with espionage for accidentally bringing home a single classified document in a pile of unclassified ones (Bill Binney for example), and that is the standard they were held to, I think Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage.

You know what would be really funny? if Angela Merkel was reading all of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Some Straws for the Camel's Back

Two from ZeroHedge:

First, there is a huge, gnarly backup of container ships etc. because of the Longshoremen's Union slowdown showdown. Their employer stopped the unloading of ships for four days over the weekend. Pictures are of the harbor in Long Beach, CA. (so maybe don't try to go there in a boat). ZeroHedge says the Retail Industry Leaders Association speculates if it turns into a total shutdown of western ports, this could become the impetus for the economy to totally crash.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-12/catastrophic-shutdown-americas-supply-chain-begins-stunning-photos-west-coast-port-c





Then, there has been an explosion at an Exxon refinery in Torrance, CA. Exxon is calling it an accident (as opposed to sabotage or terrorism), and unfortunately this is not the first accident they've had in Torrance. I wonder what this will do to the price of gas at the pump.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/explosion-exxon-refinery-southern-california-live-feed

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mini DIY Link Dump

The tabs on my browser were getting a little much, so I'm dumping them here for reference. There's been so much good DIY stuff lately, plus I'm trying to fix my Ham radio.

http://tiddlywiki.com/ nonlinear DIY wiki you can store anywhere (firefox add-on) and you can encrypt.
http://www.morsecat.de/index.html morse code practice
http://www.qsl.net/ei7gl/cwbegin.htm more morse code resources
http://radioinc.com/Baofeng/software/UV-5R-Series/ program your Baofeng UV-5R
http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Recovery.php recover your Baofeng UV-5R's firmware
http://quidnon.blogspot.com/ this guy is designing a sailing houseboat
http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical free CAD program
http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/designspark-pcb-home-page CAD program addon to design your own PCB's
http://afailureofcivility.com/ the book is back in print for 30 bucks + shipping. It's about time!
http://comeandmakeit.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-bulletproog-glass.html make bulletproof glass

So many goodies, so little time.
Quite a few of these links were courtesy of Come and Make It.