5514 Gleaning Prophetic Quickening Now

by amongthenumberedsaints

This week was something of a revelation for me. The idea that we are so close to absolute catastrophe is amazing. I can hardly believe it myself, but that feeling is exactly what God said would happen:

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:3

According to Paul, everything will seem fine until it suddenly isn’t. You will go to bed with news of war in the Middle East ringing in your ears, and you will wake up to apocalyptic disaster. It will truly be that sudden..

^^^This guy almost gets the picture, but, the ”KEY POINT OF ORDER” he does not understand is the reality of the mark of the beast and the worship of the beast. I have not found anyone that does properly reckon the number of the beast or that fully understands the worship of the beast, which is amazing. The worship of the beast is the most important and easy aspect of the prophetic revelation to understand fully. The simple fact is; IF YOU ARE NOT A SEALED SAINT IN CHRIST YOU ARE COUNTED AMONG THE ANTICHRIST(s) AND YOUR WORSHIP DEFINES AND CONFIRMS THIS AS IT IS ASLO MEASURED TO THE 666 MARK OF THE BEAST WHICH DEFINES THE CONFIRMED TIME OF THE RISEN ANTICHRIST.

The Antichrist is the measure of  ”a man, his name and numbered sealed to Antichrist worship or all people that reject Christ”. This is plain and very easy to understand. To be clear, all secular persons are Antichrist and are no different from an Antichrist Muslim. Jew, Hindu, Buddhist etc.. or any fallen away Christian denomination that supports any of the corrupt evil governments that now define Israel and all nations.

The measure of ”want” defining the prophetic revelation of Babylon now upon this generation is the mark of debt which is now the Antichrist tool that combines with the global borderless Fed Fiat Funny Money  used to claim dominion over labor globally. This fact is confirmed by the armies of the creditor nations that have been used by the largest debtor nations, as the whore of Babylon and The Beast defined, through the offer(s) of temptation that define the corruption of the banks and their political whores. The only thing that may become more obvious with regard to the mark of the beast will be what transpires after the Harbinger judgment happens and a city is lost to a WMD. This prophetic  judgment and ritual occult MIHOP LIHOP has been mapped out by the builders whom reject Christ, AKA the usual suspects we all know at this point unless you are a willfully blind dipshit which makes you an Antichrist bastard.

The coming event(s) are designed just like 911 2001 was. The intent was to establish global political cause to move forces into their current position, which leads to the Iran Syria Russian etc… road to the false peace of Israel and the nations and the sudden destruction and time period of the great tribulation. This is exactly what is about to come upon this generation and the Ukraine hedge point battle of the Russian Chinese Great Wal Mart stake holders are using Iran and Syria, along with the British Euro American Israel Judas Goats to destroy the muslim fools that have fallen for the NWO East West lies; because their idiot Mohammad Quran claim has been set up by Satan and allows for their slaughter as a result of the Antichrist influence. The details within the current reality are not complex at all. The prophetic ”strong delusion” is simple to see and comprehend. If you read the reports linked on this website you have been privileged  to read all the important revelation anyone would possibly require in order to establish a general comprehensive understanding of just what is really happening.


On a side note: This site may be terminated this month. The effort to help everyone and anyone is a privilege, however, time constraint may play out  this month due to a factor unrelated to the news. If the issue is not resolved  shortly, all the efforts made to help people understand what is happening will be gone, this site will not be up to provide a platform to continue the effort.

Post side note: Nobody has ever posted so much as a thank you for the effort(s), not one, lol, and there has never been a negative response to the effort. The obvious point being, has the effort made any difference or had any positive affect that leads people to receive Christ etc..? At this point, just before we all find ourselves in the mark of the beast tribulation end time last days time period fully realized, the effort(s) require a response from at least one person before this month ends. If that response does not happen then the effort ends. That’s just the way it is. The work may continue on another platform but there will be no effort made to direct anyone to it. Mid month may be the last day for this site as a result of the lack of response, which is soon.

Comments are never posted and never shall be posted. If one is ever seen it will be taken down ASAP, or it would be due to error or person(s) with ill  intent . This does not mean comments are not read, however, there obviously was no point in commenting until now. After ”one” required response, in the next two weeks, there will be no point in commenting unless persons are so inspired to waste time and effort. Holy Spirit inspired responses shall always be read and received with care, however. This is merely a test, granted, …a terminal one.

…end of message note.


And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

Revelation 19

I have added notes to the chart to mark the potential market bottom in early 2015 and a possible peak in Fall 2016. I also added a note that suggests the shallow troughs in 2005 and 2011 were the result of unprecedented financial engineering by central banks: financial authorities have been dead-set on limiting market declines and “buying time” so the broken parasitic financial system could feed off the real economy long enough to restore its viability


The Coppock Curve’s message is straightforward: get out of the market and stay out until at least the first quarter of 2015. After five years of upside, the old trading saw comes to mind: bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered.




Last night, May 4, 2014, I interviewed Dr. Jim Garrow, the 43 year ex-CIA veteran who is exposing many NWO plots, at least to the level that his national security oath will let him. In promoting the show, I was purposely vague because I knew where I was going to take the show, because I knew the areas that Dr. Garrow has been speaking about in other interviews. However, I was preparing to take this interview to a level not yet heard on talk radio. I was vague in my show description because I wanted the show to not be taken down by the powers that be. However, the first 10 minutes of my show we were still tampered with as Dr. Garrow, News Director Annie DeRiso and myself all experienced independent and simultaneous communications issues. Dr. Garrow and I subsequently changed our communications venues and the show proceeded.

To sum up, Part One details how the Chinese are on the verge of controlling all American energy and meaningful resources including our military. Russia will soon be controlling Europe and both Chinese and Russian forces will be imposing their will on the American people in the coming months.

You now know about 25% of what has been revealed to me. Patience is a virtue, because what I am about to reveal tomorrow will change the face of America, forever!

Part Two will discuss the coming EMP attack, currency collapse and actions of both Chinese and Russian military forces. Once Part Two is published, it will be clear to those who regularly read my column how I have written about various aspects of this coming takedown of America since last August. And in case anyone is wondering, this information has been disseminated to trusted sources for all the appropriate reasons.


The buildup of NATO air and ground forces along the borders of Russia in eastern Europe and President Barack Obama’s American power-influencing trip to Asia have a single purpose. The seen and unseen forces who dictate policy to their political puppets in Washington, London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and other vassal capital cities have decided to smash BRICS – the emergent financial power bloc encompassing Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Bilateral and multilateral discussions among the five emerging economic powers aimed at decoupling BRICS economies from the U.S. dollar as a reserve and trading currency have met with the only power Washington can muster on behalf of itself and its foundering allies – military force. The problems between Ukraine and Russia over Crimea and federalism within Ukraine are a mask designed to cover Obama’s true intentions, which are the smashing of the BRICS as a viable alternative to the neo-colonialist financial systems of the West and subsuming the economies of the BRICS to the whims of the United States and the ever-teetering European Union.

Obama prepares to smash BRICS during his last few years in office

Meanwhile, in Asia, it was no coincidence that Obama’s war dance through Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia was coupled with another Uighur Muslim terrorist attack in China’s majority Muslim Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region. Uighur terrorists, who receive financing from the CIA and propaganda support from the Uighur service of Radio Free Asia, stabbed railway passengers at the train station in the region’s capital of Urumqi. The terrorists set off a bomb between the railway station and a bus stop, killing three and wounding at least 80. In March, a similar slashing attack at a rail station in Yunnan province in southern China killed 29. The Urumqi attack followed by a few hours the visit of President Xi Jinping to the Xinjiang region.

There is no doubt that the CIA, and Obama, who is merely a puppet, as were his mother, stepfather, and maternal grandparents, for the intelligence agency, are carrying out a scheme to break the backs of the BRICS members by supporting separatists and irredentists within each of the BRICS states.

By trying the smash BRICS, Washington and its lackeys are playing with fire. And, keeping in mind that Russia, China, and India are nuclear weapons powers, and Brazil is reportedly emerging as one, the West is playing «Russian roulette» with a nuclear trigger.

The Wolfowitz doctrine justifies Washington’s dominance of all regions. It is consistent with the neoconservative ideology of the US as the “indispensable” and “exceptional” country entitled to world hegemony.

Russia and China are in the way of US world hegemony. Unless the Wolfowitz doctrine is abandoned, nuclear war is the likely outcome.

“Washington Intends Russia’s Demise” Warns Paul Craig Roberts

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 17

Dr. Jim Garrow joins JJ McCartney at the 1 hour 2 minute mark of the video below to discuss Barack Obama’s ‘NEW’ litmus test, whether or not high-ranking US Military men and women will work together with Muslims.

Garrow warns that this type of litmus test will make its way through all US government agencies and that ‘pseudo-president’ Barack Obama’s ‘allegiance’ isn’t TO Americans as it surely should be.



from the seizing-the-(wrong)-moment dept
An idea the government has been kicking around since 2011 is finally making its debut. Calling this move ill-timed would be the most gracious way of putting it.
A few years back, the White House had a brilliant idea: Why not create a single, secure online ID that Americans could use to verify their identity across multiple websites, starting with local government services. The New York Times described it at the time as a “driver’s license for the internet.”

Sound convenient? It is. Sound scary? It is.

Next month, a pilot program of the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” will begin in government agencies in two US states, to test out whether the pros of a federally verified cyber ID outweigh the cons.
The NSTIC program has been in (slow) motion for nearly three years, but now, at a time when the public’s trust in government is at an all time low, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST — itself still reeling a bit from NSA-related blowback) is testing the program in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The first tests appear to be exclusively aimed at accessing public programs, like government assistance. The government believes this ID system will help reduce fraud and overhead, by eliminating duplicated ID efforts across multiple agencies.

But the program isn’t strictly limited to government use. The ultimate goal is a replacement of many logins and passwords people maintain to access content and participate in comment threads and forums. This “solution,” while somewhat practical, also raises considerable privacy concerns.

US Government Begins Rollout Of Its ‘Driver’s License For The Internet’

The problem is, ultimately, that this is the government rolling this out. Unlike corporations, citizens won’t be allowed the luxury of opting out. This “internet driver’s license” may be the only option the public has to do things like renew actual driver’s licenses or file taxes or complete paperwork that keeps them on the right side of federal law. Whether or not you believe the government’s assurances that it will keep your data safe from hackers, keep it out of the hands of law enforcement (without a warrant), or simply not look at it just because it’s there, matters very little. If the government decides the positives outweigh the negatives, you’ll have no choice but to participate.

Inherent Autonomy

Hate Laws Intended to Silence Truth

For many years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled groups with values it doesn’t tolerate as “hate groups,” but now the organization is taking its attacks a step further, demanding Amazon and PayPal blacklist bloggers and websites that don’t fall in line with its leftist agenda.

Headlined “Financing Hate” in the group’s Intelligence Report publication, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, listed 91 “hate groups” ranging from those clearly on the fringe to mainstream bloggers and websites such as Catholic Family News, Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, World Net Daily and the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.

Clearly stating its opposition, it describes how some of the organizations utilize Amazon, PayPal and other online services to sell products.

SPLC said the Intelligence Report contacted Amazon in September about the participation of “hate groups” and “hate sites” in Amazon programs that earn the groups commissions.

Amazon, according to the report, said it would assign “appropriate teams to investigate, review applicable policies, and take appropriate action.”

But SPLC lamented that some of its targets “were still earning commissions through Amazon.”

Several of the targeted organizations have criticized the “thuggish” behavior of SPLC, charging the organization is “somewhere to the left of Karl Marx.”

Renowned Islam expert Robert Spencer, whose Jihad Watch monitor on Islamic radicalism was targeted, said it shows “the desperate insecurity of the left: even at a time when they control the government, the media, and the entertainment industry, they have to strike out against the small, under-financed voices of truth that challenge their hegemony.”

Push For Amazon and PayPal To Blacklist Christian/Conservative Websites

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria last month and threatened to “sell them on the market,” the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video.

Boko Haram on April 14 stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok, in Borno state, then packed the teenagers, who had been taking exams, onto trucks and disappeared into a remote area along the border with Cameroon.

The brazenness and sheer brutality of the school attack shocked Nigerians, who have been growing accustomed to hearing about atrocities in an increasingly bloody five-year-old Islamist insurgency in the north.

“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in the video, according to AFP, which is normally the first media outlet to get hold of Shekau’s videos.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram claims abduction of over 200 schoolgirls

Could you imagine the uproar in the mainstream media that we would see if a member of a politically favored class of people was crucified for who or what they are? There would be front page headlines for weeks. But because members of a politically favored class (Muslims) are doing it to members of a non-politically favored class (Christians), it is not newsworthy at all according to the media. In many instances, Christians are being crucified by jihadists that are actually being assisted and funded by the governments of the United States and Saudi Arabia. Yes, our tax dollars are being used to help arm and supply radical jihadists that are beheading and crucifying Christians. And yet none of the big media organizations considers this to be news.

How sick and twisted do you have to be to crucify a little child for being a Christian? Of course you never heard about this from the mainstream media, but that is exactly what happened in Syria recently.


Apparently there are a good number of people living in The United States of America who consider waving the Star Spangled Banner a racist act.

The 9th Circuit’s decision essentially says that, should a threat of potential violence exist because of unpopular speech or protests, it is no longer within your Constitutional rights to publicly assemble.

And where does the threat originate? Certainly not from the protesters, who are peacefully assembling in a public place and exercising their First Amendment rights.

The 9th Circuit sided with these people, who took to Twitter to blast not only the demonstrators as racists, but the American flag itself


With the capability to intercept every digital communication sent over the internet or telephone it’s no surprise that Big Brother is pushing to further expand its role in the lives of Americans.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is proposing a new bill that would send government web bots across the internet looking for hate speech or material allegedly determined to be advocating or encouraging “violent acts.” Once identified, the Congressman wants reports to be disseminated to Congress so that they can monitor, control and potentially criminalize thoughts and expressions deemed by an unknown panel of government bureaucrats to be hateful.

Gov Web Bots To Scour Internet for Hate Speech: “Could Potentially Criminalize Thoughts and Expressions”

A few weeks ago Senator Harry Reid of Nevada referred to protesters at Bundy Ranch as “domestic terrorists.” Since these people defied official directives and hate the idea of government overreach, would they now also fall under new hate speech guidelines being proposed by Senator Markey? Will they be added to yet another red list and flagged as persons of interest for simply posting their thoughts in a forum on the internet?

There comes a point in the destiny of a failing nation when official lying is no longer distinct from official stupidity. We’ve crossed that boundary in the USA. It pays to remember that societies get what they deserve, not what they expect.

It’s not just the individual cluelessness of ordinary people leading lives too frantic for a moment’s reflection about anything, but the appalling institutional cluelessness of enterprises where you’d think combined intellects might tend toward a more faithful view of reality. But these days all we get is a low-order of wishful and clownish group-think, such as this item from today’s New York Times discussing a proposed reversal of Gazprom pipelines along the Ukraine / Slovakian frontier as the solution to the Kiev government’s fuel problem:

Nearly all the gas Washington and Brussels would like to get moving into Ukraine from Europe originally came from Russia, which pumps gas westward across Ukraine, into Slovakia and then on to customers in Germany and elsewhere. Once the gas is sold, however, Gazprom ceases to be its owner and loses its power to set the terms of its sale.
Get that? To avoid depending on Russian gas, they’re going to buy Russian gas from sources other than Russia. What New York Times editor can read this story without spraying her video display with coffee? What genius in John Kerry’s “Haircut-in-Search-of-a-Brain” State Department dreamed up this dodge? Who would think that you could improve a Chinese fire drill by tacking on a Polish blanket trick (i.e. trying to make your blanket longer by cutting a foot from the top and sewing it onto the bottom).

Are They Lying, Or Just Stupid?

Turkish police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript in the bible could be about 1500 to 2000 years old.After waiting eight years in Ankara the ancient bible is being transferred to the Ankaran Ethnography Museum with a police escort..

1500 year-old ‘ Syriac ‘ Bible found in Ankara, Turkey : Vatican in shock !

Vatican eyes the faith of the ancient relic

The Vatican reportedly placed an official request to examine the scripture, which was written on pages made of animal hide in the Aramaic language using the Syriac alphabet.

The copy of the ancient Bible is valued as high as 40 million Turkish Liras ( 28 Mil. Dollars)




Found: The Source Who Transcends Time

Despite earlier denials (from February), persistent rumors have surfaced again that the Israeli PM Netanyahu is willing to go along with the Skull & Bones plan we reported back in December to illegally transfer parts of the Israeli capital city Jerusalem to the Vatican (which has invested large sums of money in purchasing real estate assets in the city in the recent years) thereby promoting the Vatican faction of the globalist agenda to “internationalize” the city – hence their support for the “2 state [final] solution”. It has nothing to do with the artificially spawned “Palestinian self determination” mythology. That was always just an excuse..

Is Netanyahu Complicit with Skull & Bones’ Plan to transfer David’s Tomb to the Vatican?

However, the government has decided to place the exclusive authority regarding the holy sites in the hands of the prime minister – fueling speculation that a secret deal is indeed in the works.

The Vatican’s attempts to gain a sovereign foothold on Mount Zion have been going on for year, but thus far unsuccessfully.

The visit to Israel by Pope Francis is less than a month away. This is a factor in the timing of the MKs’ tour of the compound. A representative of the Religions Ministry’s Department of Holy Sites was also present.


Israeli officials have confirmed that the Tel Aviv regime has conducted an airstrike on Syria, following speculations by US officials that the Israeli regime had carried out the aerial assault.

The officials speaking on condition of anonymity said on Saturday that the Israeli fighter jets targeted a shipment of “game-changing” weapons in Syria on Friday.

They said that the attack was approved during a secret meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet on Thursday night.

Israeli officials confirm Syria strike

Millions of Israelis stood still in solemn silence Monday morning as sirens wailed throughout the country for two full minutes to mark Memorial Day and to commemorate the 23,169 fallen soldiers and 2,495 terror victims who have fallen throughout the history of the State of Israel and the Zionist movement

Netanyahu: IDF only thing keeping Jews safe from new massacres

Iran’s front line of defense against Israel is now the southern Lebanese border, a senior military aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader declared last week, several Iranian and Arab news agencies reported on Saturday.

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said that the coalition of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Europe had failed to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

“’This is a strategic failure for the Western, Arab and Zionist front and a big victory for the Islamic Republic of Iran,’” he said, according to Iran’s Fars.

Consequently, he stressed, Iran’s influence had extended far beyond its borders.

Iran’s frontline has reached Israeli border, declares senior official

The Iranian press has noted European recognition of its growing power in the region. Fars quoted Italian parliamentarian Erasmo Palazzotto as saying, “The powerful Iran is helping establish peace and tranquility in the region.”

According to Fars, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics lauded “Iran’s important and effective role in solving regional problems” last month.


So here is what we conclude:

The White House has officially been caught lying about the video being responsible for the attacks. Shouldn’t everything it asserted about the video be called into question? For example, a mantra that came out of the mouths of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton repeatedly was that the video was something the United States government had absolutely “nothing to do with”.

Hillary on September 14, 2012, hours prior to the ‘smoking gun’ email sent by White House Deputy Ben Rhodes:

New Evidence Links U.S. Federal Government To FILMMAKER Behind Benghazi Fiasco (Shocking)

As RT reports, fatalities are on both sides with little progress reported one way or the other. The White House says it’s “extremely concerned” by the deteriorating situation in southern Ukraine. Perhaps more important for the average American citizen, Klitschko has decided to postpone his planned wedding to Hayden Panettiere due to the conflict… now it’s getting serious!!

Slavyansk Clashes Kill 20 Rebels, Injure Dozens Of Civilians; White House “Extremely Concerned” Unrest Is Spreading


Pro-Russian rebels storm police headquarter after 40 people were killed in riots.

Also, chances are that Russia, as one of the largest suppliers of oil and gas, will soon switch to mutual payments with India and China in the national currencies – roubles, yuans and rupees. In this case the dollar and the euro will gradually retire into the background..

Russia can switch to payments with India, China in national currencies crushing dollar amid sanctions – experts

“We witnessed the massive amphibious and cross military region enterprise — Mission Action 2013,” Fannell said during a conference last week in San Diego, Calif. “[We] concluded that the PLA has been given the new task to be able to conduct a short sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea following with what can only be expected a seizure of the Senkakus or even a southern Ryukyu [islands] – as some of their academics say.”

China Is Preparing For “Short And Sharp” War With Japan Over Disputed East China Sea Islands: US Officer.

It appears Russian military activities are picking up around the world. As AP reports, the commander of U.S. air forces in the Pacific is reporting a significant increase in activities by Russian planes and ships in the region; adding that “there had been long-range Russian air patrols to the coast of California … and a U.S. F-15 fighter jet intercepted a Russian strategic bomber that had flown to Guam.”

US F-15 Intercepts Russian Strategic Bomber Near Guam


The bottom line is that unless you made a fortune in unrealized wealth in stocks over the past few years, you are now priced out of buying a home… and even those with gains are ‘rotating’ into the real estate market lifting the dream further away and on more and more fragile stilts…

$250 Million homes in Europe, $150 Million homes in the US, and as Bloomberg notes Million-dollar homes in the U.S. are selling at double their historical average while middle-class property demand stumbles, showing that the housing recovery is mirroring America’s wealth divide. As CoreLogic notes, “the real estate market is the ultimate reflection of confidence, wealth and income,” as purchases costing $1 million or more rose 7.8% in March, while sales of homes costing less than $250k plunged 12%, as “the same factors driving the income stagnation in the middle are driving the income momentum at the top.” The luxury markets are indeed on fire as foreign (and domestic) super-wealth floods into real estate but as NewEdge’s van Batenburg notes, echoing ur very words, “The American Dream is dead for everybody but the happy few who have enjoyed the tailwinds of the appreciating stock market.”

“The American Dream Is Dead For Everyone But A Happy Few” 

“This is a national problem and there’s just such a huge amount of money involved,” he told Pando. “Billions and billions of dollars are swirling around in these retirement systems, and there are people interested in capturing big shares of this money as they advise and direct how this money is invested. Clearly, there is a trust issue here with employees and pensioners. They have to trust that the system is being honest with them because their livelihoods are at stake. But they can’t trust a system that isn’t transparent.”

Blackstone’s “Fund of Funds”: Up to $200M a year in fees and underperformance that can harm taxpayers

One of those documents given to Pando by Tobe is a confidential memo to KRS investment committee members from August 2011. In the memo, KRS staff outlines their desire to invest roughly $400 million in Blackstone’s Alternative Asset Management Fund (BAAM), which is a so-called “fund of hedge funds.”

As documented on page seven of that memo, Blackstone was guaranteed whopping fees of 50 basis points plus 10 percent of any overall profits on retirees’ money. In addition, the memo estimates 1.62 percent management fees and 19.78% incentive fees to be paid on top of the Blackstone fees to the underlying (and undisclosed) individual hedge fund managers in the “fund of funds.”


For example, the document shows Blackstone admitting that investing in the fund “involves a high degree of risk”; that “the possibility of partial or total loss of capital will exist”; that “there can be no assurance that any (investor) will receive any distribution”; and an investment “should only be considered by persons who can afford a loss of their entire investment.” Additionally, the document says investments made by the fund could subject investors to “certain additional potential liabilities” and that an investor “may be required to make capital contributions in excess” of what it originally pledged.

Amazingly, while asking public pension trustees to invest money in the fund, the Blackstone document also says that “none of the Partnership’s investments have been identified,” meaning trustees could not even evaluate the underlying investments before they decided to invest retirees’ nest eggs.

In terms of legal protections, the document says investments made by the private equity fund could be illiquid “for a number of years.” In a section marked “absence of regulatory oversight,” the document also says investors “are not afforded the protections of the 1940 (Investment Advisers) Act.” It also says that in the event of litigation brought against the managers of the fund, those costs “would be payable from the assets” of the investors.

These futuristic-sounding microsatellites are already orbiting above us. One startup, Planet Labs, has launched a few. It calls its nanosatellites “doves,” and in January it launched the Flock 1, which consists of 28 nanosatellites that are imaging the Earth right now.

It is “the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites,” according to Planet Labs. “With this constellation, Planet Labs will provide images of the entire Earth for a variety of applications, from agriculture to mapping to environmental and humanitarian.”

These Incredible Nanosatellites Are Making Old Satellites Obsolete




METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET–TONIGHT: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on the night of May 5-6 with as many as 60 meteors per hour in the southern hemisphere and half that number in the north. No matter where you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours before local sunrise on May 6th. [photo gallery] [meteor radar]

WESTERN SUNSPOTS: Sunspot AR2051 has a ‘delta-class’ magnetic field that harbors energy for strong X-class solar flares. The sunspot is not directly facing Earth, which mitigates its threat. However, it is moving to a location that is in some ways even more dangerous than the Earth-facing center of the solar disk. Watch the movie, then read on for details:


According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), which issues alerts for tsunamis, there were 13 major earthquakes in April. Five were higher than 7.8, which prompted tsunami warnings.
Moderate-to-large earthquakes are less common, but last month was ‘easily a record for this institution,’ according to the PTWC.

The time-lapse takes you on a journey of all recorded large and medium-sized earthquakes that took place from January through to April of this year.

The month that shook the world: Incredible time-lapse reveals planet as it was rocked by record-breaking earthquakes in April

Severe Weather Forecast: Threat Returns to Central U.S. Later This Week

Monday May 5 2014, 11:08:44 UTC  Thailand 6.0 2.0

Tokyo earthquake shakes area overnight; Trains delayed 

TOKYO, Japan– (AP)A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves, though there were no initial reports major damage and few injuries.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake at 5:18 a.m. local time (2018 GMT Sunday) had a magnitude of 6.0 and was centered 160 kilometers (99 miles) under the seabed near Izu Oshima island south of Tokyo.

Strong 6.0 earthquake jolts Tokyo region; no injuries

6.0 Quake causes some damage in Thailand, Myanmar

Twin undersea quakes jolt south of Fiji, 6.6 and 6.1

Bioterror Threat? New Smallpox-Related Virus Raises Alarms.

“We consider this family of viruses very important because smallpox could be used as a bioterrorism agent,” Vora told NPR.

The bioterrorism potential of poxviruses is real enough that the U.S. government last year began to build a smallpox medicine stockpile large enough to treat 2 million people, according to The New York Times.