92613 Gleaning Pyramid PR ISON Rising Tide Of Great Tribulation
Ideally, the question of whether it’s wise for America to support allegedly “moderate” elements within the Syrian opposition should have been settled when thousands of foreign fighters were reported flooding into Syria for “jihad.” Or maybe when rebels were caught torturing, executing, and mutilating people, and eating their organs. Or maybe when studies showed that half the rebels are Islamists. Or maybe when Obamawaived the federal ban on supplying arms to terrorist groups to make way for his Syria policy?
No such luck. But now, if ever, the debate should be over:
“Some of Syria’s most effective rebel forces, including at least three that previously were aligned with the U.S.-backed rebel command, have formed a new alliance with an al Qaida affiliate,” McClatchy reports.
Read that again. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels have joined with al-Qaeda.
Of course, this brings to mind CNBC’s Rick Santelli critical (rhetorical) question that everyone should ask: “[What the Fed minutes said] is, listen, we have to wait for bigger confirmation that the economy is doing better; and for that, we’re going to look at the employment side. [At the same time] we have the fewest people working that can work in 30 years, and all-time-record-high profits for corporations. Now, does that strategy sound rational to you?“It seems, now that Bernanke has seemingly promised that it will really never end, that Santelli’s question will become increasingly critical in this country.
With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that “Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation,” according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. “For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls.”
^^^This evil bastard is going straight to Hell with his false offer and contempt for the mercy of our Father in Christ. The little slush fund delusional bastard and his constituents that dare to keep this scum in office are robbing not only themselves, of course, but everyone that’s ”still” delusional enough to continue to provide labor unto the self devouring beast so it can live an hour beyond it’s own physical mark of contempt, at the expense of the aborted labor slaughtered upon the alter of Moloch.
That means that in no quarter of any year since the Census Bureau first started tracking state and local tax revenues in 1962 have Americans paid more in each of these categories of state and local taxes then they did in the quarter that ran from April through June of 2013.
I am active among the Gold and Silver investing community. We have been discussing at great length about the possibility of bank holidays in countries on the Dollar standard. Could Panama just be the first domino to fall in the banking system? Could this be more than just a system upgrade? Why not tell the people ahead of time to prepare for the closure of the banking system?.
Not only did these middle-class workers already lose huge chunks of retirement money to huckster financiers in the crash, and not only are they now being asked to take the long-term hit for those years of greed and speculative excess, but in many cases they’re also being forced to sit by and watch helplessly as Gordon Gekko wanna-be’s like Loeb or scorched-earth takeover artists like Bain Capital are put in charge of their retirement savings.
As Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini marks one year in Tehran’s brutal Evin Prison, his wife encountered Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, in a New York hotel lobby and passed along a letter from the prisoner to the president.
Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, economists are warning the worst fallout from the global financial crisis is yet to hit Europe and parts of Asia. The concerns come as the US Federal Reserve decides just when to start scaling back its massive economic stimulus program, which has so far succeeded in keeping much of the world from falling back into crisis.
An underwater pyramidal structure was identified at a depth of 40 meters off the coast of Terceira Island. The perfectly squared structure was sighted by a private yacht owner, Diocleciano Silva, during a recreational trip. Estimated to be approximately 60 meters high, the enigmatic structure was recorded through GPS digital technology. “The pyramid is perfectly shaped and apparently oriented by the cardinal points,” Silva toldDiário Insular, the local newspaper.
Moscow has sufficient evidence to assert that homemade nerve agent sarin was used during an attack in the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus on August 21, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
At the moment, Comet ISON is about as bright as a 14th magnitude star, which puts it one or two magnitudes dimmer than forecasts. Nevertheless, according to several experts speaking in a NASA video, Comet ISON is still on track to become an impressive sungrazer.
The Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is warning in a new report to President Putin today that Russian space defenses should be “immediately activated” and that the 5,000 new civil population bomb shelters completed this past year be “urgently stocked” after scientists confirmed that newly discovered Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) is, indeed, a planet killer and has Mars “in its sights.”
UNITED NATIONS – Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to intensify their peace talks and to increase the US role, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday in a rare comment on the negotiations.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and he plans to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week in Washington.
The CLO’s in question are actually called Zohar CDO 2003-1, Zohar II 2005-1, and Zohar III, but instead of paying royalties to the Kabbalah by continuing to invoke reference to it here, henceforth we will refer to each of the distressed “Zohar” CLO’s as “Zombie” I, II, and III, respectively. They full structures are shown below:
Widespread collateral defaults on/by 10/31/2015 seen unavoidable (when 75% of all Zombie loans mature, if noteholders do not accelerate beforehand) and would ripple through the three Zombie funds, putting all three into default, upon or immediately before the Zombie-I November 2015 senior notes’ legal final maturity date. If this unfolds as accordingly, MBIA would need to pay Zombie-I insured noteholders $158mm November 2015 and then attempt to sell/liquidate all companies and/or collateral assets in order to garner their potential recovery; $871mm (less any pro rata Zombie-II recovery received) would then be due from MBIA to Zombie-II insured noteholders January 2017, unless the Zombie-II notes are paid-down by then (which now seems rather unlikely). The majority of all collateral “loan” maturities have been amended to hit on the exact same day, 10/31/2015 – not by this date, but on the very same day (just a few weeks before the legal final maturity for Zombie-I) – again, by any standard, this too is unheard of. It is hard to imagine not being able to naturally service 1% interest rate liabilities with nearly any asset today – every fund manager in the world would kill to have this now-irreplaceable, super cheap pre-crisis financing Hence, the Zombie funds are really not like any other CLO’s because there does not appear to be any regular, comprehensive ongoing ratings agency oversight – this key CLO parameter seems to be uniquely missing here, which is most unusual, as nearly all CLO’s are managed very carefully to satisfy constant collateral quality testing, including maintaining minimum ratings requirements a key question is therefore, how much of the meaningful (larger) companies’ equity is owned by each of the Zombie funds (vs. other/personal funds controlled by the collateral manager)?
The Syrian president also charged that the West was not really concerned with stripping Syria of its weapons stockpile in order to safeguard the country’s civilians but, rather, that its goal was to tip the balance of power in the Middle East in Israel’s favor.
The USTreasury Bond market breakdown is in progress, all part of the general USDollar global rejection that is taking the world by storm. Of course, residents inside the US Dome do not notice, since they only perceive it as the native currency. From conversations with common folk, discussions with investor types, and general observations for over 20 years, the Jackass belief is that only 5% to 10% of Americans are aware that the USDollar serves as a global financial instrument in contracts, the basis for trade settlement (mostly crude oil), with some extremely important consequences.
Egypt dismayed by the policy of U.S. President Barack Obama, has been turning to China and Russia, a report said. The Middle East Media Research Institute asserted that Egypt was becoming anti-American while engaging with China and Russia. In a report, the institute said the anti-American sentiment was fueled by Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood regime, overthrown in a military coup in July 2013.
The recent theft of massive amounts of highly sensitive U.S. military equipment from Libya is far worse than previously thought, Fox News has learned, with raiders swiping hundreds of weapons that are now in the hands of militia groups aligned with terror organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood.
A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.
September 25, 2013: In an email sent to Associated Press office, Al-Shabaab spokesperson writes that the attackers of the Westgate Shopping Mall, carried out a meticulous vetting process, separating the Muslims from the non-Muslims, by asking them some fundamental questions that only a Muslim would know. After letting the Muslims go free, they initiated indiscriminate firing.
Teenage boys in America’s biggest Somali community are being urged to betray the United States and join “the real Disneyland” of African jihad, in a recruitment drive by al-Shabaab.
Kenyan officials said some of the two-dozen young men who left Minnesota to join the al-Qaeda affiliate in Africa may have taken part in the Nairobi massacre.
The FBI is urgently investigating whether any gunmen came from areas such as “Little Mogadishu”, the centre of the Midwestern state’s 32,000-strong Somali-American population.
“It is our number one priority here in Minnesota,” Special Agent Kyle Loven told The Daily Telegraph. “We consider it to be a very serious threat.”
Recruiters from al-Shabaab are targeting disaffected young men in the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St Paul, which are blighted by gangs and high youth unemployment.
this means that the European depression will simply get worse as soon as the current episode of foreign capital flows tapers out and the “current account” injectors realize that it was nothing but another case of greater fool risk-chasing in Europe.
Basically, all monetary transmission mechanisms in Europe are completely broken, which in turn feeds the feedback loop of the deleveraging depression, leading to even less demand for loans, more deleveraging by banks ad lib. But at least the ECB has its imaginary, non-existant OMT to keep everyone at bay, for now, or else all hell breaks loose if and when market participants dare to finally pull their heads out of the sand (or other less conveient locations).
For the 3rd day in a row, precious metals have been monkey-hammered lower in the first hour of trading on the US markets… no news, no headlines, no technicals – just good old-fashioned $10 cliff-dives in gold…
Kaspersky Labs identified the group as “Icefog,” and said evidence points to it being based in China. The researchers localized the attackers and “assume some of the players behind this threat operation are based in at least three countries: China, South Korea and Japan,” with the largest number in China.
Now might be a good time to check your credit history for anything fishy. A new investigative report from security researcher Brian Krebs shows that a group of identity thieves have successfully infiltrated the networks of three major data brokers, giving them access to Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and other personal details that could put all our financials at risk
Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military encroachment, according to U.S. officials.
In a world where “he who has the energy wields the power,” Russia’s European customers find themselves in a very uncomfortable situation. How fragile their position is became clear in January 2009, when Putin, enraged over a price and debt dispute with Ukraine, shut off the natural-gas spigot, leaving customers in 18 European countries literally out in the cold. Now the Russian vise grip on Europe is about to tighten even more as new energy markets are opening up to Moscow.
“In every city and state I have visited, the jails have become the de facto mental institutions,” warns the president of the American Jail Association as the WSJ notes, America’s lockups have become its new asylums. After scores of state mental institutions were closed beginning in the 1970s, few alternatives materialized. Many of the afflicted wound up on the streets, where, untreated, they became more vulnerable to joblessness, drug abuse and crime. Stunningly, the number of mentally ill prisoners the country’s three biggest jail systems – Cook County, IL; Los Angeles County; and New York City – handle daily is equal to 28% of all beds in the nation’s 213 state psychiatric hospitals. “We’re finding sicker and sicker people all the time” who have to be treated for their mental illnesses. Prisons “can’t say no to the mentally ill. They have to solve the problem.”
A $280 million football stadium built for the World Cup in Brazil next year could eventually be converted into a processing centre for prisoners, reportedAFP on Thursday, after a local judge proposed the novel idea to ensure that the newly constructed venue would not become a ‘white elephant’.
And the Lord’s servant must not be a man of strife: he must be kind to all, ready and able to teach: he must have patience and the ability gently to correct those who oppose his message. He must always bear in mind the possibility that God will give them a different outlook, and that they may come to know the truth. They may come to their senses and be rescued from the power of the devil by the servant of the Lord and set to work for God’s purposes.
Scalia said that before the court’s 1967 opinion on wiretapping, the high court held the view that there were no constitutional prohibitions on wiretaps because conversations were not explicitly granted privacy protection under the Fourth Amendment, which protects against Americans against unreasonable search and seizure of “their persons, houses, papers, and effects.”
But he said then the Warren court stepped in and found that “there’s a generalized right of privacy that comes from penumbras and emanations, blah blah blah, garbage.”
Blah, blah, blah garbage is how a Supreme Court Justice describes privacy protections.