3614 Gleaning America Died The 666 (False Peace) Beast Is Unbecoming As With All Nations
5 years ago today, the S&P 500 made its post-crisis low at the oddly demonic 666 level. What many may not remember is… the last so-called-at-the-time “secular” bull market lasts exactly 5 years and 1 day (from October 10th 2002 to October 11th 2007)… it’s different this time though.
Of course – nothing changes…
As a gentle reminder: At the end of October 2007, right before markets began their descent to their current lows Cramer gave out investment advice on his wildly popular show, Mad Money.
Here was his game plan at the time:
“You should be buying things and accept that they are overvalued, but accept that they’re going to keep going higher.
I know that sounds irresponsible, but that’s how you make the money.
Right now, up is down, left is right, peace is war.”
If officials of the State of Connecticut opt to get ‘froggy’ (jumping on citizens) and start to enforce the new laws (as officials have claimed a desire to do), Connecticut Carry stands ready to do whatever it takes and whatever it can do to represent and defend anyone impacted by the State’s violence.
“As citizens of Connecticut, we have a right to bear arms. With that right comes responsibility. The responsibility to stand in defense of ourselves and our fellow citizens is paramount.” – Connecticut Carry President Rich Burgess
We say: Bring it on. The officials of the State of Connecticut have threatened its citizens by fiat. They have roared on paper, but they have violated Principle. Now it’s time for the State to man-up: either enforce its edicts or else stand-down and return to the former laws that did not so violently threaten the citizens of this state.
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of God’s ·anger [wrath] on the earth.”
2 The first angel left and poured out his bowl on the land. Then ·ugly [foul] and painful sores[C reminiscent of the sixth Egyptian plague; Ex. 9:9–11; Job 2] came upon all those who had the ·mark [brand] of the beast and who worshiped his ·idol [image].
11 The ·angel [messenger] added,
“You ·are now pregnant [have conceived],
and you will ·have [L give birth to] a son.
You will name him Ishmael [C sounds like the verb “to hear”],
because the Lord has heard ·your cries [L of your affliction].
12 Ishmael will be ·like a wild donkey [L a wild donkey/ass of a man].
·He [L His hand] will be against everyone,
and ·everyone [L everyone’s hand] will be against him.
He will ·attack [L dwell against] all his brothers.”
Herzog said he believes Iran’s aim is to help launch a two-front assault on Israel, from Hezbollah to Israel’s north and Hamas to its south. Hezbollah has already attacked Israel with missiles and is believed to have ones with a range of 185 miles, “enough to reach Dimona,” Karmon said, referring to the site where Israel is believed to keep its nuclear arsenal.
Although Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile systems have an excellent track record, “not all of the country is covered by these batteries,” Karmon noted.
Enter a Netanyahu visit to the US. That visit looked perfect for Obama.
Obama wants action. He wants results. He wants ‘peace’. As you’ll see in a moment, he needs ‘peace’. It doesn’t matter what kind of peace he gets. He just needs a paper to be signed.
As Netanyahu’s arrival approached, Obama sent the Israeli PM a message: Israel had no more choices. Israel could no longer stall (“Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail”, Times of Israel, March 2, 2014).
For Israel’s press, the US agenda for this meeting was closer to a fight-card than a meeting. They saw Obama rolling up his sleeves to take the recalcitrant Jew behind the woodshed (“Report: Obama to Press PM to Take Kerry Deal”, Arutz Sheva, February 27, 2014).
Obama needs Netanyahu to surrender land to Abbas. He needs that because his foreign policy needs it. His reputation needs it.
The only person who can help him is Netanyahu.
Obama’s foreign policy hasn’t gotten any traction. Obama has failed with Egypt. He’s failed with Syria. He’s failed with North Korea. His ‘success’ with Iran looks increasingly suspect.
Every US President wants a positive foreign policy legacy. For US Presidents, it’s a must.
For his own foreign policy legacy, Obama doesn’t have much left to work with. Most everyone has rejected him. All he’s got is the Arab-Israel conflict.
In that conflict, he’s got two actors. One, Abbas, is a stubborn ideologue. He won’t move off of square one. But the other actor, Netanyahu, is different. Netanyahu wants to be loved by America.
Netanyahu can be manipulated. He can be played. He can be moved.
That’s what this meeting was about: moving Netanyahu. Israel’s press didn’t get it wrong. If so little is being said by both sides following this meeting, then something happened. Some kind of agreement has been made.
What was it?
Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders have received copies ofUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed diplomatic agreement, the PA’sAl-Quds newspaper reports.
Copies of the proposal have reportedly been given to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and to chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat.
The report has not yet been confirmed by officials on either side.
The Kerry proposal has been the subject of speculation over the past several weeks. Journalist Thomas Friedman reported in January that Kerry’s deal includes a PA capital city in eastern Jerusalem and would create a PA state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with borders based on the 1949 armistice line.
Now why do you cry aloud?
Is there no king in your midst?
Has your counselor perished?
For pangs have seized you like a woman in labor.
10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the Lord will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.
11 Now also many nations have gathered against you,
Who say, “Let her be defiled,
And let our eye look upon Zion.”
12 But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord,
Nor do they understand His counsel;
For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
#6 The FDA is actually considering making it legal for doctors and scientists to create “three parent babies” in the United States.
#7 Our financial system appears to be more corrupt than it ever has been before. And yet nobody ever seems to go to prison…
In recent years, it has been quite common to hear our politicians and top media personalities talk about the need for America to use military force to impose “our values” on the rest of the world. But what “values” could they possibly be talking about? The truth is that we don’t have any “values” worth sharing with anyone at this point. America has become a festering cesspool of garbage and filth, and it is getting worse with each passing day. As a nation, we need to humble ourselves and turn away from our wicked deeds and rediscover the values that once made this country great. But instead, we seem to have developed a thirst for evil that can never be satisfied. The entire nation seems to be slowly going insane, and not that many people are even alarmed by this. I hope that you will share this article with others, because the American people desperately need a giant wake up call.
Why is our government so incompetent? Short answer: because incompetence has been fully institutionalized in every branch, every agency and every nook and cranny of both the visible state and the Deep State.
The policies and decisions of the past 15 years can be reduced to three catastrophic blunders: the discretionary war in Iraq and “nation-building” in Afghanistan; allowing those responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown to become even more invulnerable and predatory, i.e. enabling a “too big to fail” banking sector, and Obamacare, the Orwellian-named Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Each of these policy decisions has been enormously destructive to the nation, and the opportunities lost in their wake are irreversible.
A leading US senator has said that President Obama knew of an “unprecedented action” taken by the CIA against the Senate intelligence committee, which has apparently prompted an inspector general’s inquiry at Langley.
“If, as alleged in the media, CIA accessed without permission or authority a computer network dedicated for use by a Senate committee, it would be an extremely serious matter. Such activity, if it occurred as alleged, would impede Congress’ ability to carry out its constitutional oversight responsibilities and could violate federal law,” Levin said in a statement on Wednesday.
Issa suggested Koskinen’s failure to comply could result in the committee holding him in contempt, as they did with Attorney General Eric Holder for what GOP members consider Holder’s failure to turn over all information related to the federal government’s failed gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
“The administration cannot run fast enough away from its broken promises,” Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said on Twitter. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said: “This move is a cynical ploy that delays thousands of insurance policy cancellations until after the elections.”
On Friday, the Dalai Lama will address a maximum-capacity crowd at the Washington National Cathedral.
The United States is officially secular, but the Senate has opened each session with a prayer. The chaplain — since 2003, Barry C. Black — has frequently invited figures from a variety of faiths to deliver the prayer.
Is the U.S. economy steamrolling toward another recession? Will 2014 turn out to be a major “turning point” when we look back on it? Before we get to the evidence, it is important to note that there are many economists that believe that the United States never actually got out of the last recession. For example, data compiled by John Williams of shadowstats.comshow that the U.S. economy has continually been in recession since 2005. So if anyone out there would like to argue that America is experiencing a recession right now, I certainly would not have a problem with that. In fact, that would fit with the daily reality of tens of millions of Americans that are deeply suffering in this harsh economic environment. But no matter whether we are in a “recession” at the moment or not, there are an increasing number of indications that we are rapidly plunging into another major economic slowdown. The following are the top 12 signs that the U.S. economy is heading toward another recession…
#1 We recently learned that the number of new mortgage applications in the United States had fallen to the lowest level that we have seen in nearly 20 years.
#12 The economic data show that virtually all of the largest economies on the planet are slowing down right now. The following is from a recent Zero Hedge article…
According to Turner Radio Network, Russia has amassed 30 nuclear bombers at an airfield adjacent to Russia’s Borisoglebsk national level nuclear weapons storage facility and US satellites have seen “numerous transfers from the storage facility to the aircraft.”
Is this Russia’s way of visibly showing they will strike out with nuclear weapons if attacked? Are they preparing for a retaliatory attack or their own offensive attacks?
Things just went from hot to explosive folks and Putin does not appear to be blinking but instead is taking this to the next level, as the US slaps sanctions on “unspecified individuals responsible for “undermining” stability in Ukraine.”
Funny, that should mean Obama slapped sanctions on the US because the US spent over $5 billion to “undermine the stability of the Ukraine” by facilitating and supporting the ouster of the Ukraine elected president, which started this whole mess.
And this follows the sinking of a ship to block the Ukrainian Navy…
An anti-submarine boat may have been the first casualty of the Russian incursion into Crimea, but it was hardly an act of violence, much less war: The Russian navy sank one of its own, junked vessels to create an obstacle, a Ukrainian official said on Wednesday.
On the heels of the Russian navy intentionally sinking a vessel blocking the Ukrainian navy from entering The Black Sea, Ukraine Pravda reports that it is “most probable that Russian troops will assault units in Ukrainian Crimea overnight continuing to the weekend.” Citing a source in the uniformed services, Ukraine Pravda warns that “despite reports that Russian troops ended in learning, active phase lasts. They did not return to the barracks,” and maintain “peak readiness.”
Russian forces seized two Ukrainian missile defence battalions in the Crimea region on Wednesday, Interfax news agency quoted a military source as saying.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry was unable immediately to confirm on the report, which quoted the source saying: “We now expect the arrival of Russian missile specialists and pro-Russian activists who will have to persuade the Ukrainian military personnel to carry out joint combat duties.”
In the meantime, with each passing day, Putin consolidates his new territory even as the west dithers, Europe is unable to obtain the bailout loans it has promised Ukraine, and Kerry keeps talking.
While the world is convinced that Putin’s Tuesday press conference was an admission of blinking to the west, the reality is anything but that, and hours ago Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in what Reuters said is a “a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.” To be sure, the Crimea – which has an ethnic Russian majority – affiliation to Moscow as opposed to Kiev is well-known, yet still the sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea formally under Moscow’s rule came as European Union leaders gathered for an emergency summit to seek ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation. And now all Putin has to do is sit back and say the people have spoken and without spilling a drop of blood has effectively split the country in two parts, with the entire east of Ukraine, where pro-Russian sentiment also runs high – sure to follow Crimea. Just as we said from the very beginning.
Ukraine’s Acting President Turchynov is not happy about what his ‘fellow countrymen’ in the east are doing:
- *UKRAINE PARLIAMENT TO DISSOLVE CRIMEA LEGISLATURE: TURCHYNOV
- *UKRAINE PRESIDENT SAYS ONLY NATIONAL CRIMEA VOTE IS LEGAL
- *UKRAINE’S TURCHYNOV SAYS MARCH 16 REFERENDUM WOULD BE ‘FARCE’
- *TURCHYNOV CALLS MARCH 16 REFERENDUM ‘CRIME AGAINST NATION’
So how will he enforce that decision? Perhaps this is the instigation that Putin has been waiting for? Bonds and precious metals are suddenly bid on this news.
It appears things are escalating once again…
- *CRIMEA TATAR LEADER: MORE THAN 23,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS IN REGION
- *CHUBAROV: ABOUT 10 UKRAINE ARMY GARRISONS SURROUNDED IN CRIMEA
This won’t end well as Turchynov adds, Ukraine’s territorial integrity is sovereign and unassailable
Obama ordered sanctions on those responsible for Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine, including bans on travel to the United States and freezing of their U.S. assets.
Will there be war in Ukraine? I am afraid so. After all, the extremists who seized power in Kiev want to see a bloodbath. Only fear for their own lives might stop them from inciting such a conflict. Russia is prepared to move its forces into southern and eastern Ukraine if repressive measures are used against the Russian-speaking population or if a military intervention occurs. Russia will not annex Crimea. It has enough territory already. At the same time, however, it will also not stand by passively while Russophobic and neo-Nazi gangs hold the people of Crimea, Kharkiv and Donetsk at their mercy.
Second: Wahl’s resignation happened after fellow American RT anchor Abby Martin spoke out on TV to say the incursion on Crimea was ‘wrong’
A referendum on the status of Crimea will be held March 16, the region’s deputy prime minister announced. Crimeans will be asked to decide if the autonomous republic stays part of Ukraine or joins Russia.
“The referendum will take place March 16,” said the autonomous region’s First Deputy-Premier Rustam Temirgaliev, according to ITAR-TASS.
The chances that the U.S. and Russia will clash militarily over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are very, very slim. Ukraine isn’t a member of NATO, and President Obama isn’t likely to volunteer for another war. But many of Ukraine’s neighbors are NATO members, including Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. And so are the the Baltic states — Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia — further north and right on Russia’s border.
In a flexing of U.S. military muscle, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday dispatched six F-15 aircraft to patrol the skies over Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, more than doubling American warplanes’ presence in the NATO mission.
The United States currently provides four F-15′s to fulfill its part in NATO’s “Baltic Air Policing” mission in which warplanes from 14 of the Western military alliance’s member nations take turns patrolling the skies over the former Soviet republics.
Through April, the United States will add an additional six fighter jets to the mix, according to a defense official who requested anonymity in order to provide details of the beefed-up mission.
Pentagon officials are consulting with their Polish counterparts about increasing U.S. training flights there. Ten U.S. Air Force officers and other personnel now help train Polish military aviators in F-16 and C-130 aircraft.
Radioactive cesium has more than doubled since last summer
Tufts University scientists are developing revolutionary tech that will directly link the human brain with computers and enhance individuals’ abilities to do anything from recommending movies to managing air traffic control
I’ll leave you with one final reminder: the government is always watching. Uncle Sam does it for your own benefit. You’re not allowed to disagree. Just think of me and my bureaucratic colleagues as wise paternal figures. Sit down. Shut up. And keep paying your taxes.
The nine ‘newly found’ documents are from caves 4 and 5 and were excavated in 1952 by the archaeologist Roland de Vaux. Considering the academic scandal concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls, one has to wonder if they really have just been rediscovered or whether they too have been protected and hidden away. The content of the text has not yet been released.
Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand; as destruction from the Almighty and Sufficient One [Shaddai] will it come!
7 Therefore will [a]all hands be feeble, and every man’s heart will melt.
8 And they [of Babylon] shall be dismayed and terrified, pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman in childbirth. They will gaze stupefied and aghast at one another, their faces will be aflame [from the effects of the unprecedented warfare].
9 Behold, the day of the Lord is coming!—fierce, with wrath and raging anger—to make the land and the [whole] earth a desolation and to destroy out of it its sinners.
10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened at its rising and the moon will not shed its light.
11 And I, the Lord, will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their guilt and iniquity; I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible and the boasting of the violent and ruthless.
12 I will make a man more rare than fine gold, and mankind scarcer than the pure gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the [b]earth shall be shaken out of its place at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of His fierce anger.