The Truth is not a choice, every knee shall bow.
In the name of Yahshua fear not, judgment cometh.
A day after Putin called Obama to warn him that only the US president can prevent bloodshed in Ukraine – something which Obama failed at based on this morning’s reports out of east Ukraine – German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a follow up phone call with the Kremlin a few hours ago, in which Putin told her that “The sharp escalation of the conflict puts the country, in essence, on the verge of a civil war”.
Putin Tells Merkel “Ukraine On The Verge Of A Civil War” As Germany Agrees To Re-Sell Russian Gas To Ukraine
The paradox of course, is that Germany itself is reliant on Russian natgas exports for about a third of its needs, which means that the gas Germany “sells” to Ukraine will in fact originate in the Ukraine! “RWE declined to estimate how much of its gas deliveries to Ukraine’s state-owned energy company Naftogaz will likely stem from Russia or to provide details to the agreement, such as volumes, price or the duration of the shipments.”
What the deal would do, is to allow Ukraine to purchase nat gas at lower prices than the 81% price surge Gazprom is demanding from Ukraine in the Kremlin’s implicit halt of gas supplies to the intransigent ex-USSR republic. As a result, the deal “could at least partially buffer Ukraine from price increases imposed by Russia’s OAO Gazprom—which currently supplies the vast majority of the country’s gas imports—and the state-owned energy giant’s recent threats to turn off the spigot. RWE said it would begin the gas deliveries via Poland immediately, adding only that the gas would be supplied at European market prices, including delivery costs.”
There are other complications:
Innovation without Permision: Antonopoulos on Bitcoin
Bitcoin provides the ability to innovate in terms of financial instruments, payment systems and use currency with exactly the same facility that a bank has, and the most revolutionary of all is that the user becomes the bank and operates on the same level as the bank. The hierarchical system of finance that up to now has achieved security by limiting access is turned on its head with Bitcoin’s flat and decentralized network where every node is equal, he said.
Drawing parallels of the neutrality of the internet to the neutrality of Bitcoin, he said that just as both CNN and an Egyptian blogger can have the power of their voices heard on the internet, Bitcoin is neutral to both the sender and the recipient and to the value of the transaction. Those who choose to send one thousandth of a Euro and those who send a billion Euros have the same access to transfer money. Just as no permission is needed to publish an application on the internet, no permission is needed to ask if a new technology can be developed to completely subvert an industry, in the Bitcoin realm, no need exists to ask if you can invent a new financial instrument or a payment service.
Free energy has been released to the people. You can choose to be skeptical if you wish, but in time (perhaps just a few short months) the reality of what is happening will become more and more apparent.
“If you Build It, and Give it Away, They will come.” QEG Full Disclosure.
Open sourcing the plans for the QEG was a turning point for all of us. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we would like to take this opportunity to fully disclose to The People the full background story behind the last 6 months. We could not speak about much of this before we open sourced as we had to protect our family, our energy, and maintain the integrity of what we were trying to do.
Celestial trio. Face the eastern sky after nightfall on Tuesday, April 15, for a straight alignment of orange-hued Mars, blue-white Spica—the brightest star in the constellation Virgo—and the silvery full moon. Amazing to think that these three objects are not only vastly different in origin but also in distance. While the moon is 248,550 miles (400,000 kilometers) away from Earth, Spica is 250 light-years away.
This is a big week even for the most amateur of sky-watchers, with a rare full lunar eclipse and Mars getting as close as it ever does to Earth.
Moon shadow play. The moon will appear to be orange-red late Monday night and early Tuesday morning as it undergoes a total eclipse, the first visible from the Western Hemisphere in more than two years.
The first hints of Earth’s shadow taking a bite out of the moon’s silvery disk happens Tuesday at 1:58 a.m. EDT (Monday at 10:58 p.m. PDT). The celestial show will be visible across both American continents and most of the Pacific basin. (Related: “Why People See Faces in the Moon.”)
The Saturnalia (which means ‘sun-stop’) is the week-long pagan festival of the winter solstice which began on December the 17th as the sun was seen to be rising further to the south and thought of as “dying”. By December the 25th, the ancient world’s solstice, it could be recognised as beginning to turn northwards again and was said to be “re-born” and therefore was proclaimed to be the birthday of the sun-deity.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons.
Cassini images may reveal the birth of new Saturn moon
Predictably, Central Bankers Suggest the ‘S-Word’ … Securitization
Why Europe needs the City’s financial weapons of mass destruction … There is very little chance of a market-led recovery taking hold in Europe without a revival in securitised lending to give it legs. America’s sub-prime lending boom led to the banking crisis, yet securitisation is poised to make a comeback … They were the “financial weapons of mass destruction” which blew up the world economy, yet perhaps surprisingly, they are poised to make a comeback – and what’s more, it is with the active encouragement of Europe’s new generation of central bank governors. – UK Telegraph Dominant Social Theme: Wall Street does God’s work after all. Free-Market Analysis: So Europe’s central bankers have decided that the only way to revitalize the European economy – especially Southern Europe – is via securitization of assets. This we learn from Jeremy Warner, assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph, and author of the article excerpted above. Is it possible that Mr. Warner did not think up this thesis all by himself? Is it possible that it was, ahem … suggested to him?
On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice. Alongside Ariel, the ritual slaughterer (shohet) Rabbi Yehudah Giatt will teach the audience about the unique elements of the slaughter of the Passover sacrifice. After the lessons, the real thing will start: the simulation of the Passover sacrifice.
The timing of the gathering isn’t coincidental: This was the date on which the people of Israel were commanded to take a lamb and sacrifice it, before the exodus from Egypt. The ceremony on Thursday will be, in Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lingo, “practice with live fire.” Slaughtering lambs, sprinkling their blood on the altar by priests dressed in kosher priestly garments and roasting the lambs, with their heads, legs and innards. Just as God intended.
US News & World Report Passover Feature Article Says Israeli Institutes Preparing For Jerusalem’s Third Temple… The Unveiling Of The Ark Of The Covenant From Its Secret Hiding Place… And Coming Of Messiah
In last-minute preparations before sundown Monday morning, observant Jews symbolically tossed their last remaining scraps of bread into fires in the streets of some neighborhoods.
The holiday provided a brief break from U.S.-led efforts to salvage the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met late Sunday, while U.S. mediator Martin Indyk was expected to return from consultations in Washington by Tuesday.
Israel prepares for Passover in shadow of peace talks
The Catholic belief is that baptism “confers grace ex opere operato, that is, the sacrament works of itself.” This literally means the ritual itself takes away sin without requiring faith in the Gospel. This is also why unbaptized infants cannot go to heaven, according to Rome. While the dissonance with Vatican II style inclusivism is deafening, theological harmony is not a strong suit for Rome. The Council of Trent declared: “If anyone denies that by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is conferred in baptism, the guilt of original sin is remitted, or even asserts that the whole of that which has the true and proper nature of sin is not taken away, but says that it is only touched in person or is not imputed, let him be anathema.” While that curses just about all evangelicals, biblically based doctrine recognizes baptism as an outward sign of what has already occurred in the heart of the believer (Mark 16:16Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). When you recognize that you are dead in your sins and believe that Christ died for you and rose from the dead, you are justified in God’s eyes (Romans 10:10Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). It is a heart condition in reference to the propositional content of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3–5Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). False baptisms and conversions are commonplace. Baptism does not save anyone or remove sin. Nevertheless, the Catholic priest erroneously believes the sacrament itself has supernatural power to remove sin and consequently, could be deceived into thinking a baptized alien entity would be in a state of grace as well.
Consolmagno is Talking About Baptizing Aliens Again
On Sunday, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon criticized the concluding statement of the conference, saying the forum has been “hijacked by an anti-Israeli majority.”
“We express our disappointment that this important synod has become a forum for political attacks on Israel in the best history of Arab propaganda,” Ayalon said in a statement. “The synod was hijacked by an anti-Israel majority.”
Ayalon then called on the Vatican to distance itself from the comments, which the Israeli official said amounted to “libel.”
Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation”
President Obama tapped the first openly gay Episcopal Bishop to lead the closing Easter Prayer, Monday.
According to Talking Points Memo, Obama unexpectedly called on Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer.
Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, tweeted about the honor, ironically taking the Lord’s name in vain in the process.
“POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” he tweeted with a picture.
First openly gay Episcopal Bishop delivers closing Easter prayer
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
In an amazing slap in the face to bible believing Christians all across the nation, Barack Hussein Obama chose the first openly-gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at his 5th Annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. Obama has always made a mockery of Christianity, and today’s “prayer breakfast” was no different. Perhaps America’s president needs a little theology reminder, so here it is:
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26.27
WASHINGTON, April 14 – President Obama hosted 150 Christian leaders for the fifth annual Easter Prayer Breakfast Monday. The breakfast marks the beginning of Holy Week at the White House, a tradition started by the Obama Administration in 2010 to celebrate the life and death of Jesus Christ.
“I want to thank you for your ministries, for your good works, for the marching you do for justice, and dignity and inclusion,” Obama told the gathered leaders, before closing with the facetious prayer, “Lord fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and nudge me when I’ve said enough.”
The president then joked, “The Almighty is nudging me,” before sitting down.
Pastor Joel Hunter offered the opening prayer, and the sermon was delivered by Reverend Otis Moss, who replaced the controversial Jeremiah Wright at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Carlos Whittaker, a Christian singer/songwriter performed.
Then, in an unplanned move, President Obama called on Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, to lead the closing prayer. Robinson shared his surprise by tweeting “OMG” along with a picture of the president. source – UPI
It is perfectly clear, for Obozo The POTUS Clown, to do what he did, to ”unexpectedly” spring his own ”Sodomite Pride Marriage Change”; for what measures to the Cross of Christ lead to mark the Passover, with a Blood Moon like the hour Christ died on the cross, Obozo 666 declared ”his own image” as ”The Antichrist Beast” and ”confirmed the mark of death” upon his head, as the first born and Pharaoh in Egypt and the lost of Sodom. He declares the reality of the beast which kills the two witnesses in Jerusalem, Jerusalem which is called Sodom and Egypt where also Christ was crucified. He offered the mark of contempt without mercy for the Bridegroom when he confirmed his own image as the Antichrist Beast standing where he ought naught, in possession of the most powerful military on Earth, which is pointing His armed and deadly U.N. New World Order Weapon Of Mass Destruction image as an offensive weapon to protect the borderless global Sirius ”’In (g)od We Trust” 666 Fed Debt Note HFT Suicide Vampire Squid Great Wal Mart of China Global Mark Of The Beast declaring the prophetic want of Babylon as it were Jerusalem called Sodom and Egypt where also Jesus was crucified.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Almost exactly a year ago, we remarked on the massive bifurcation that was occurring in US equity markets based on the crucial fundamental factor known as “day of week.” The Dow Jones Industrials average is down 2% in 2014… but absent the crucial day we call “Tuesday”, the Dow would be down almost 8%. On average, the Dow is up 0.4% each and every Tuesday this year (and every other day of the week is red on average)… lots of unriggedness here we are sure…
This is the Dow with (and without) Tuesdays…
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Because apparently all great socialist thinkers went to the same school:
VENEZUELA SHOULD OBTAIN MORE TAXES FROM WEALTHY, MADURO SAYS
MADURO SAYS HE PROPOSES FISCAL ‘REVOLUTION’
And, as Bloomberg reports, “I will call on the people to launch an economic offensive superior to the one in November and December”… “Economic actions to focus on production, supply and fair prices”
Venezuela’s Socialist Leader Maduro Doing His Best Obama Impersonation
Passover is the contempt and condemnation of the the evil bastard President Of The United States and the confirmation of himself and all those that are fallen and agree with him as a measure of His worship which is now declaring all irredeemable persons. Obozo the POTUS Clown just declared the mark of the beast upon his head and confirmed the want for blood in his right hand. He is a deceiver and an evil bastard that stand in contempt of our Father in Christ. Death shall not passover him or anyone that agrees with his image. Woe unto the nations. Woe unto all people. Woe unto America, for the devil has sent the Beast with wrath, because he knows his time is short. Let anyone with understanding reckon the image, name, and number of the beast, for it is the apotheosis image of a man as a dead President (George Washington as the host of the god of Sirius/Lucifer) cryptic symbol (confirmed by the 666 George Washington Obelisk) upon the currency which hold the mark of the want of prophetic Babylon defined by the masonic great seal and the pyramid that measures and entombs the world by force, but by peace shall ”he destroy many”.
You would have to be a blind idiot not to reckon the dark sentence spoken out of the mouth of the Antichrist Beast. The evil bastard declared the 666 Antichrist mark of the beast image was open for business at 00:00 at 0% at 100% Debt to GDP. This bastard declared the White House window as the open gate of Hell and Satan was behind him ”open for business”. I prayed and declared before persons and this symbol was hit with the earthquake I perfectly declared should come from Yahweh Yahshua, and it did. To a T. That is the indisputable truth confirmed by the persons that heard it.
What prayer should come upon the Saints now?
The comedy from yesterday continues. Sure enough it is market open on a Tuesday (remember – the market never goes down on Tuesday) – the two most bullish catalyst to momentum ignition vacuum tubes. The rest is indescriminate panic buying history.
We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices…
The fact that the Passover of 2014 Feast Day falls upon the first Blood Red Moon of the four Lunar Eclipse Tetrad that all happen on Passover and the Feast of Trumpets when ”The Last Trumpet”’ is blown AND TODAY IS THE ”TAX DEADLINE MARK FOR THE 666 BANKER BONUS IRS ARMED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WICH IS THE LARGEST DEBTOR IN ALL HISTORY!!!! ”…it should be perfectly clear to all among the nations and Israel, that do buy sell trade and provide labor unto the Antichrist beast, as it were 7 days unto eternity, they have accepted the mark of the beast and the seal upon their door defines the mark upon their head and the want for the blood of the Saints sealed in agreement with our Father in Christ.
Obamacare Partners With Planned Parenthood To Violate His Promise Of No Taxpayer Funded Abortions
(THE HILL) President Obama will speak next month at a gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of a Holocaust history foundation established by director Steven Spielberg.
The USC Shoah Foundation, created by Spielberg after he completed the film Schindler’s List, will honor Obama with its Ambassador to Humanity Award at an event in Los Angeles on May 7.
“President Obama’s commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt,” Spielberg said in a statement. “As a constitutional scholar and as president, his interest in expanding justice and opportunity and all is remarkably evident.”
This should be understood and reckoned now, let nobody remain blind. Let the last witnesses come now and declare the seal of the mercy of Yahweh Yahshua among all nations and Israel. It is time for the last years of the last generation and tribulation to come even unto the great and terrible Day of The Lord of The Harvest.
Everything The President represents and has done declares the Antichrist image of the Beast. This fact is not disputable. From brokering the prophetic ”covenant with many’ defining the prophetic false peace of Israel and the nation, to the reality of the force of arms that now offensively stand in contempt of labor. The President Of The United States and the whole of the American government and all that stand in agreement with The Antichrist Beast shall perish. Have no doubt. Judgment shall now come to all nations. The Blood Moons Feast Days warning is given. Tribulation must now come. .
In the name of Yahweh Yahshua, it is written, even the fire of Elijah shall come down. The time has come to this generation. Woe… Woe… Woe… Even Israel stands as with the nations upon the Passover Blood Moon, without the mark and seal of The Blood Of The Lamb Yahweh Yahshua. Israel stands in contempt of The Truth, The Light and the Life of Yahweh Yahshua. The Whore rides The Beast and declares her want for blood. It is time for the pain of delivery to come, even to shake the cursed tree.
New York: From “Disneyland For Wall Street” To “Coffin-Sized” Living Spaces
Michael’s exceedingly valuable research in the area of 9/11 led to this remarkable documentary which reveals the horrifying truth about the false flag events on September 11, 2001 which changed the course of U.S. and world history.
In 1996, Michael, a former LAPD narcotics officer exposed CIA drug running in L.A. which put him on the map as a courageous whistleblower. And the powerful 2009 documentary COLLAPSE laid Mike’s soul bare for the world to see a man both manic and brilliant, and truly troubled by the demons who run the world, as well as the demons within.
The Death of Michael Ruppert: Patriot, Truth Teller
Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Michael Ruppert was a man driven by the desperate desire to reveal painful truths to the American people, a desperation only enhanced by his realization that most people refuse to listen, or worse, care.
Michael’s profoundly personal work is now a part of the public record, a testament to his fruitful life and to his love for humanity. He will be missed.
May he rest now, in peace.
Funny question in the headline, yes?
But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists’ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event.
Well, no. And yes.
If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?.
No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K streets.
NYPD ends program that spied on Muslim communities
Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing provocatively titled “Is Al-Qaeda Winning?” The answers that the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade received were profoundly unsettling.
Al-Qaeda: ‘Spreading Like Wildfire’
What Hell-bound fool, among Israel and the nations, would look at The Antichrist Team 911 Obozo The 666 Suicide Vampire Squid of The Great Wal Mart of China Masonic Occult Clown(s) …and ”not see” the image of the beast, and the evil Antichrist Jews like; the CEO of Carlyle Group or Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Blankfeind, Larry Silverstein, Rothschild etc.., define this New World Order Beast claiming their agreement with the Antichrist image and peace plan they, the usual suspects and the deceived fools, have mapped out, which is measured to the fallen star-man Lucifer and the likes of the Antichrist muslim bastards etc… and the whole global ”secular order” of contempt?
I’ll tell you what fool(s): Those that do not reckon the prophetic nature of the leaping frog and the smoke risen from the altar of Moloch that defines the antichrist ritual occult satanic slaughter of humanity, and the first born begotten Son Of Yahweh declaring The Mercy Of Yahshua among His elect sealed Saints. By the slaughter of the Son of Man, and as the beast offer of the Antichrist temptation upon the flaming alter of the Earth, the Antichrist fool(s) claim(s) false dominion and declares the measure of their own willful knowledge and the prophetic want for blood among all nations and Israel that seeks all unsealed host, to dwell therein as it were Legion in the graveyard.
…yes, that fool.
And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13 and seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 16 and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. 18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. 19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT: Scarcely 24 hours ago, sunspot AR2036 didn’t exist. Now it is three times as wide as the planet Earth. Click to view a movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory showing the sunspot’s almost-explosive growth
110 minutes ago Southwest of South Africa. 7.0 10.0
Mercalli scale: 8
Date-Time [UTC]: 15 April, 2014 at 03:57:02 UTC
Local Date/Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 03:57 at night at epicenter
Coordinate: 53° 42.000, 8° 42.600
Depth: 10 f km (6.21 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Country: South Africa
Location: 2,300 km (1.24 miles) SW of Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Mercalli scale: 9
Date-Time [UTC]: 15 April, 2014 at 05:57:02 UTC
Local Date/Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:57 at night at epicenter
Coordinate: 53° 31.626, 8° 42.246
Depth: 11.74 km (7.29 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Country: South Africa
Location: 21.78 km (13.53 miles) NW of Constantia, Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
Generated Tsunami: .
PLANETARY TREMORS: Major Global Seismic Uptick – Powerful 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Bouvet Island Region!
DISASTER IMPACT: Cyclone Ita Hits The East Coast Of Australia – “Widespread Destruction,” Worst-Hit Areas Could Go Weeks Without Power!
Things in east Ukraine have spiraled out of control. Moments ago Itar Tass reported that there has been a shoot out at the separatists-controlled airport in the city of Kramatorsk where according to on the ground witnesses, four Su-27 fighter jets have allegedly opened fire at the local airfield. It is unclear who the unidentified warplanes belong to although Itar Tass notes that one of the jets was allegedly taken down, so there should be confirmation shortly. Eyewitnesses also add that there are victims and an ambulance has been sent to the scene.
Itar-Tass also adds that according to the newspaper “News Kramatorsk” three helicopters were circling over Kramatorsk.
Elsewhere, RIA adds that Ukraine troops have now successfully regained control of the same airport.
Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield, Casualties Reported
The SS-27 Mod 2 is Russia’s newest ICBM and has been touted by Russian officials as designed specifically to defeat U.S. missile defenses.
Mark B. Schneider, a missile specialist with National Institute for Public Policy, said there is evidence indicating the Russians have violated the START arms treaty by developing the SS-27 Mod 2 with multiple warheads.
The missile test launch followed an incident Saturday when a Russian Su-24 jet conducted a dozen low-altitude passes over a U.S. warship in the Black Sea. The Pentagon called the maneuver “provocative.”
Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM
The Obama administration is considering a Russian request to upgrade electronic intelligence gathering sensors used on aircraft that would overfly the United States as part of the Open Skies Treaty, according to the Weekly Standard.
The debate on granting the Russian request prompted a letter from House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) opposing the move.
“Given current world events, President Putin appears to be more than willing to disregard international norms of behavior in seeking geopolitical advantage. We should not now naively believe he will unilaterally adhere to the limitations of the Open Skies Treaty,” Rogers stated in a letter to President Obama sent Friday.
Senate Intelligence Committee members also are questioning whether the administration should permit the upgraded Russian spy flights.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command, which monitors foreign missile launches, had no immediate comment.
Obama really needs to explain the meaning of the word “costs” at least one more time.
One thing that is certain: the mystery buyer is not Russia, which in February, or just as the Ukraine conflict was starting, sold another $6 billion, bringing the Russian total to $126 billion, the lowest since 2011, and the biggest annual drop, -24%, in holdings in history.
The “Shocking” Buying Spree Of America’s Mysterious Third Largest Treasury Holder Ramps Higher
When we reported last month that in a shocking twist, “Belgium” holdings of Treasurys had soared by a massive amount in the past three months, making the tiny country the third largest holder of US paper, our Belgian readers took offsense alleging it is impossible that Belgium itself could be buying all this paper, explaining it was all Euroclear. Well, yes: we know and noted that, which is why those same readers probably should have actually read the part in the post which said: “our question is: just who is Belgium being used as a front for?
Recall that for years, the “UK” line item on TIC data was simply offshore accounts transaction on behalf of China. Of course, since China hasn’t added any net US paper holdings in the past year, the UK, and China, are both irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. “
So yes, to clarify for our trigger-happy Belgian (non) readers: it is quite clear that Belgium itself is not the buyer. What is not clear is who the mysterious buyer using Belgium as a front is. Because that same “buyer”, who to further explain is not China, just bought another whopping $31 billion in Treasurys in February, bringing the “Belgian” total to a record $341.2 billion, cementing “it”, or rather whoever the mysterious name behind the Euroclear buying rampage is, as the third largest holder of US Treasurys, well above the hedge fund buying community, also known as Caribbean Banking Centers, which held $300 billion in March.
In summary: someone, unclear who, operating through Belgium and most likely the Euroclear service (possible but unconfirmed), has added a record $141 billion in Treasurys since December, or the month in which Bernanke announced the start of the Taper, bringing the host’s total to an unprecedented $341 billion!
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Head Of Saudi Intelligence, Has Been Sacked
But don’t cry for the Prince – his net worth is estimated to be well in the billions.
In the aftermath of the disastrous, for both the US and Saudi Arabia, false flag campaign to replace the Syrian regime with one which would be amenable to allowing a Qatari gas pipeline to pass underneath the Al-Qaeda rebel infested country, there were numerous rumors that the reign of Saudi’s infamous former ambassador to the US and current intelligence chief, Prince Bandar “Bush” bin Sultan – the man who we suggested was the puppetmaster behind the entire failed operation – had come to an end. Some two months ago, Shia Post reported that “News sources announced that the chief of the Saudi spying apparatus Bandar bin Sultan has been dismissed… Since creation of crisis in Syria by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, Bandar bin Sultan’s name has been heard time and again in tandem with the Syrian crisis.”
French scientists: We’ve lost SARS virus vials:ANY GUESSES WHO STOLE THEM–E_MAIL ME IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW AND WHY–LOOK UP WHERE SATELLITE ‘PASTEUR INSTITUTES’ ARE LOCATED FOR CLUE!
Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning
“Every individual’s vein pattern is completely unique, so there really is no way of committing fraud with this system,” researcher Fredrik Leifland said in a statement.
“You always need your hand scanned for a payment to go through.”
FBI facial records could contain 52 million images by next year
It is oddly ironic to see BATS declare self help against EDGX (since the two are owned by the same company), and yet: here it is.
Perhaps CEO William O’Brien can finally appear on twitter (breaking his self-imposed public comment exile after being caught lying on prime time TV ) and explain a la Pisani how everything is AOK.
In the spring of 2012, The National Interest produced a special issue under the rubric of “The Crisis of the Old Order: The Crumbling Status Quo at Home and Abroad.” The thesis was that the old era of relative global stability, forged through the crucibles of the Great Depression and World War II, was coming unglued. In introducing the broad topic to readers, TNI editors wrote, “Only through a historical perspective can we fully understand the profound developments of our time and glean, perhaps only dimly, where they are taking us. One thing is clear: they are taking us into a new era. The only question is how much disruption, chaos and bloodshed will attend the transition from the Old Order to whatever emerges to replace it.”
The Slow Death of the Old Global Order
Pfaff said the world faces an “international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s,” fostered by the ongoing Ukraine crisis, the “self-destructive forces” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, growing instability within the world of Islam, and the “serious risk of collapse” of the European Union. Pfaff notes with a small measure of relief that the world isn’t beset these days by ideological dictatorships on the march or any new waves of totalitarianism. Today’s problems, he says, are merely “confusion, incompetence, and intellectual and moral disorder.” He adds: “But these are bad enough, in an over-armed world.”
But the problem doesn’t reside only with the current administration. There seems to be a zeitgeist in play that retards the ability of our leaders and intellectuals to grasp the transformative nature of our time and hence the havoc besetting the globe. Pfaff is equally hard on George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, particularly regarding what he calls “the Muslim conflagration.” He writes: “Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan—in all of them, a President Bush, or President Obama, together with his accomplices, has passed their way, sowing annihilation.”
The S&P 500 is down around 4% from its highs (outperforming the high-beta hangovers of Nasdaq and Russell 2000 that were down almost 10% from their highs at today’s lows). But under the surface, the S&P is ugly with the 500 index members down 10.5% on average. 213 members of the S&P 500 are down over 10% (in correction mode). Only 72 member of the 500-stock index are ‘beating’ the index… this is not just a small-cap growth-hype selloff… it’s spreading…