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Despite its (relatively) low body count and primitive execution, last Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona shocked many local and international onlookers. The Islamic State (IS) group was quick to claim responsibility for the attack, in which a van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on Barcelona's famed Las Ramblas strip. At least 13 people are dead, and around 100 have been left injured.
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Written by Sig Silber
It is probably a result of this being 2017 (more than half-way through the ten-year period 2011 to 2020) and the next Global Warming related adjustment to Climatology will not occur until early in 2021 but right now all we see in the North Pacific with respect to temperature anomalies are Neutral, Warm and Very Warm. There is no cool area (other than a few specks of blue that I interpret as artifact) that allows an easy visual estimate of the state of the PDO. I assume that the computers will be able to compute the PDO Index but it is a bit disconcerting not to see an area of cool water (shown as blue) except along the Equator. This may simply be an inconvenience to readers or it may represent a more substantive problem. I do not explore this very much tonight but I do discuss the issue of analogs which may be related.
Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group
From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis
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Written by Jim Welsh
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In last week's commentary 'A Crack Before The Break?', the question 'Is That All There Is' was asked if the decline was over. I didn't think so:
23Aug2017 Market Close: Wall Street Investors Not Only Worried About A Government Shutdown, But NOKO
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Written by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen
The headlines say new home sales crashed and well below market expectations. Our analysis continues to show a continuing deceleration of new home sales.