- Had a chance to chat with Clif briefly today about the
predictive linguistics and what's ahead for the balance of this year.
For one thing, he's had time to look at the data again and nope, although
Haiti is a terrible mess, and there's some linguistic fill beginning which
could link 'diaspora' to the Haiti quake, a review of the data says no,
the diaspora/people moving about due to changing circumstances really is
- True, there's some linkage of Canada and fast-track immigration
for refugees, and the rising use of the term 'diaspora', but there's a
lot more to be worried about later this year.
- The problem is that as we look at the data, there are
at least six great quakes due during calendar 2010 and possibly many more.
After six, we stopped looking - not a pretty sight. We assume you know
a 'great' quake is one with magnitude 8.0 or larger, but in a social sense,
Haiti is a 'great' quake based on extreme loss of life.
- From the period (approximately) July 7th onward, the
data features six clusters of data that will be larger than the global
horror that followed the 2004 tsunami. And - sad to report - the data
suggests that 220-million will be moving around just on the [american continent]
which means additional quakes can be expected this year of larger magnitude
including some hints that one will be on the US West coast.
- Among the problems with predictive linguistics technology
is that it's not precise. How people use language is drifty on a good day.
Although the US quake(s) seems to be California'ish, it could be as far
north as Vancouver Island. Such is the imprecision of the data. No, can't
narrow it down to the Long Valley caldera, Yellowstone, or something as
simple as that.
- What is clear is that our 'context shift' is 'terra entity',
we can't offer any further insight except to say that the data also suggests
that by the end of this year, we may see more than a billion people involved
in diaspora else; particularly India/Pakistan/China and there are some
indications that dislocated people will stream north toward Siberia/Mongolia
as a result.
- You might ask "Why wasn't this in the Shape of Things
to Come report? Fair question: not trying to hide anything...remember,
though, we've been saying for the past 9-months (roughly, could be longer)
that looking into the data from late 2009 onward for quake activity was
pretty much pointless. Gets to be too much. Our accuracy is occasionally
very good with isolated near-great quakes like our call on the May 2008
China event, but even if we had been translated into mandarin prior to
the May 'wedding quake', would it have modified anyone's behavior or saved
lives? Likely not.
- Add to that the problems we had sorting out the 'print
through" on the Lacey Peterson trial/Redwood City (Sept. 2004) quake
which preceded the Dec. 2004 tsunami? The Peterson trial was interrupted
by the Redwood City quake and some linguistics (courthouse emptied) were
fulfilled, ;leavings us to scratch our heads and pondering "Damn...where's
the land driven back to previous age, 200-thousand dead and all that language?"
Showed up - all right - about 120 days later.
- All of which is not supposed to make you feel better
- or worse- about what's ahead in the second half of this year - our timing
sucks when there gets to be overlap, print-through, and multiple images
of the same thing. Go look at how clear the Wedding Quake hit was before
and after the event. (Scroll down to the May 12, 2008 entry "Oh,
- So whether we get a half dozen seven-oh's this year with
huge loss of life or a series of 8's and larger is really outside the scope
of this project. Not much anyone can do about it, except have food, water,
seeds and a mindset that will allow you to start over and prosper under
the most adverse adverse conditions imaginable which by year-end maybe
upwards 1.4-billion people will experience..
- Best we hope for is to be wrong and it will be media
buzz only - always hard to distinguish from physical/objective reality.
Our fishing grounds are internet fora, which oh, by the way, may go down
in late summer as a global phenomena. So yeah, in addition to working
on his survival pod-boat, Cliff's looking at a satellite-based internet
- Mine's been in for a couple of years seeing this period
coming. Oh, might want to mark down your home/residence's lat/lon by GPS
and keep it handy for a couple of years. If it starts changing outside
the 2DRMS error of SA(ASM if you're in green), it'll be time to gear up.
- Why, I bet hardly any of your friends noticed the proximity
of Haiti's quake to the news stories about how the "Earth's magnetic
north pole marching toward Siberia at 37 miles per year" did they?