61414 > 666 Homosexual Pride IRS Black Hole Divestment BDS Babylon Falling Faster And Americans Still Remain Seated As The Storm Rages (Good Buy NYC or Goodbye NYC ?) …is there a ”Harbinger” of doubt at this point?
What is sadder for economists, even formerly respectable ones, is that overnight it was none other than Tyler Cowen who, writing in the New York Times, came up with yet another theory to explain the “continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies.” In his own words: “An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace.”
That’s right – blame it on the lack of war!
That’s great. Now all we need is some economist and/or central-planner who actually gets top billing and determines policy to have a different conclusion, and decide that 4% growth is actually worth m(b)illions of dead people.
Judging by recent events in Ukraine and the middle-east that announcement may be just around the corner.
As he was being released from an American detention camp in Iraq in 2009, the man who will go on to head the powerful ISIS group issued a menacing warning to his former captors.
‘I’ll see you guys in New York,’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly told U.S. Army reservists from Long Island who had been guarding him at Camp Bucca near the Kuwaiti border.
Army Colonel Kenneth King, who was the commanding officer of the U.S. forces’ largest detention facility in Iraq in 2009 was one of the people who heard al-Baghdadi’s parting words, but he did not take them as a threat at the time.
An air-safety investigation has been launched after 13 planes flying over Europe disappeared from radar screens in two “unprecedented” blackouts, leading to reports stating air traffic control systems had been hacked.
Concerns over air safety and radar have been heightened since the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines flight in March.
The Israeli Air Force attacked 2 targets in the Gaza strip Saturday after a rocket was launched into Israel earlier Saturday morning.
The IAF attack targeted terrorists in the southern Gaza strip.
A rocket landed in Israel, apparently unrelated to the case of the 3 missing yeshiva students, around 5 a.m Saturday after a code red siren alerted in western Negev communities.
Tel Aviv’s openness to gays stands in contrast to conservative Jerusalem, just a short drive away, home to some of the holiest sites to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Still, Jerusalem has a small gay scene and an annual pride parade, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Gays serve openly in Israel’s military and parliament and many popular artists and entertainers are gay. However, leaders of the gay community say Israel still has far to go in promoting equality.
Officially, there is no gay marriage in Israel, primarily because there is no civil marriage of any kind. All Jewish weddings must be conducted through the Jewish rabbinate, which considers homosexuality a sin and a violation of Jewish law. But the state recognizes same-sex couples who marry abroad.
Across the rest of the Middle East, gay and lesbian relationships are mostly taboo. The pervasiveness of religion in everyday life, along with strict cultural norms, plays a major factor in that. Same-sex relations are punishable by death in Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.
Among most Palestinians, gays tend to be secretive about their social lives. In the West Bank, a 1951 Jordanian law banning homosexual acts remains in effect, as does a ban in Gaza passed by British authorities in 1936.
Among U.S. religious groups, the Mennonite Central Committee and a firm that manages assets for U.S. Quakers has divested holdings in some companies in protest over Israeli policy. And this week, the pension board of the United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant group in the U.S., revealed plans to sell its holdings in the company G4S, which provides security equipment and has contracts with Israel’s prison system, said David Wildman of the church’s General Board of Global Ministries. The stock is worth about $110,000. G4S said on its website that it has conducted reviews of its business in Israel related to human rights and has concluded the company hasn’t caused or contributed to any human rights violations.
George Douglas, a Presbyterian elder on the steering committee of Presbyterians for Middle East Peace, which opposes divestment, said he was deeply worried that a vote for liquidating stock would align the Presbyterian church with the BDS movement, which he said doesn’t fit with the traditional Presbyterian and Christian idea of peacemaking.
“It’s become more and more clear that the BDS movement is hostile to Israel and does not support a two-state solution,” Douglas said. “If you vote for divestment, you place the church in the BDS camp.”
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is among the many liberal-leaning Protestant denominations that were once at the center of American religious life but have been losing members and influence for decades. As of last year, the denomination had just under 1.8 million members.
NEW YORK — The United Methodist Church’s pension board is selling its shares in a British company that supplies security equipment to Israel for use in prisons and in the West Bank
The move comes just days before another mainline Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA), is scheduled to consider five resolutions that would advance divestment from companies that deal with Israel’s military and one that would reconsider whether the church supports a two-state solution.
If Gen-Y is unwilling or unable to take on enormous mortgages to buy bubble-priced housing, we can project a housing market in which Boomers are unloading millions of primary homes as they seek to downsize/raise cash for retirement but there aren’t enough Gen-Y buyers willing or able to buy these millions of homes at bubble valuations.
In this scenario, home prices must decline to align with Gen-Y’s salaries (i.e. their ability to qualify for huge mortgages) and their willingness to shoulder bank-based debt.
If Gen-Y essentially opts out of the belief that financial security depends on buying a house with a large mortgage, then the U.S. housing market will have no sustainable foundation for price appreciation. Housing could easily decline by 50% in highly inflated markets.
The same dynamic will shred stock market valuations. If Gen-Y opts out of supporting the banks and Wall Street, the demand for Wall Street’s products will plummet, bringing stocks back down to historical levels–once again, perhaps 50% of the current bubble valuations.
The funny thing about core values is that they are resistant to arguments such as “you should get a mortgage and invest all your money in Wall Street.” Once people opt out of the fantasy that buying a house and entrusting one’s capital with Wall Street leads to guaranteed financial security, no amount of cajoling or propaganda will change their values-based decisions.
For example, those who have decided to eschew debt will never take on debt, even if the banks (or the banks’ pusher, the government) offer debt at 0% interest. Those who have lost trust in Wall Street or actively hate it and everything it stands for (neofeudalism, unbridled greed, the corruption and collusion of the revolving door between the state and Wall Street, etc.) will never change their minds and hand their money to Wall Street to play with.
It Does Not Even Pay to Go to Work
Wayne Emmerich found that the family breadwinner who works only one week a month at minimum wage makes 92% as much as the breadwinner grossing $60,000 a year. Welcome to the world of welfare!
Emmerich’s stats demonstrate that by working only one week a month on can save a lot of money in child care expense. But topping the list is Medicaid, which is accessible to minimum wage earners and the program has very low deductibles and co-pays. In short, by working only one week a month at a minimum wage job, a minimum wage earner is able to get total medical coverage for next to nothing courtesy of you and me, as we are the only people left who are seemingly paying taxes.
The middle class is not as lucky as the $60,000 breadwinner pays out approximately $12,000 per year in health insurance costs with an addition $4,500 in co-pays. And if anyone in the part-time minimum wage earning family is disabled, SSI pays out an additional $8,088 per year. When one begins to calculate the expenses incurred by a typical breadwinner making $60,000 per year, compared to the part time minimum wage worker, coupled with minimum wage earners tax supported federal bailouts for these freeloaders, the poor have more discretionary income than those who pay the taxes that run the country! And if the part time minimum wage worker is willing to cheat and participate in the underground economy, they will have significantly more discretionary income than their hard-working $60,000 per year counterpart who actually works for a living. In short, if you are a full-time employee making above minimum wage, you are paying for your own economic demise. The numbers here suggest that we’d be better off staying home and living off of the labors of what’s left of the middle class.
Do you remember the scene in the movie Hunger Games in which it was illegal to hunt your own food? In Mesa, Arizona, the city government is trying to make it illegal to grow your own food by adopting several Agenda 21 mandates. The Mesa city government has tried to pass this law a total of three times! Now what does the movie Hunger Games and Mesa, Arizona have in common? Both scenarios demonstrate why the government demands total dependence. For this reason, if Obama had his way, we would all be on welfare.
The bankster controlled government wants to control you through the control of food. The banksters are also buying up and privatizing water supplies. Look at what’s happening in places like Venezuela with water, this is our future! And when they decide to begin to depopulate through thirst and starvation, followed by the inevitable and subsequent revolution, most of you and yours will be exterminated on their terms.
The vast majority of us are living on borrowed time. Our children will not be able to escape their ultimate fate, but by relocating, they can delay the inevitable, for a short while.
Pope Francis has launched a scathing attack on the global economic system, warning it is near collapse because of a ‘throwaway culture’ of greed and the ‘atrocity’ of youth unemployment.
The Roman Catholic leader openly blasted the ‘idolatrous’ economy for disregarding the young, which he says has led to shocking levels of youth unemployment and will lead to a lost generation.
The 77-year-old also criticised the economy – which he said had ‘fallen into a sin of idolatry, the idolatry of money’ – for surviving on the profits of war.
‘We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures – a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done.
He said: ‘Independence of people through secession is a dismembering. Obviously, there are peoples with cultures so diverse that they cannot be connected. The Yugolsav case is very clear, but I wonder if it’s so clear in other cases, with other peoples who have been united up until now.’
^^^Not only has the market been set up for this Petrus Romanus New World Order Jesuit wolf in sheep’s clothing, this evil Vatican effort to fulfill the prophetic ”covenant with many” is being made right now, and the evil bastard just had some Antichrist muslim bastard utter Jihad inside the pathetic Catholic so called church. Not only is this evil bastard seeking the false peace of Israel with the nations, which brings sudden destruction and confirms the Antichrist and starts the time of tribulation, this effort also confirms the mark of the beast.
Governments, by definition, are violent institutions. And taxation, by definition, is theft. These are blatant facts to all but the most indoctrinated and brainwashed. However, governments worldwide are ramping up all manner of other thefts by almost any means necessary. Cyprus made headlines with what was called a “bank bail-in” in 2013 and Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland and Italy have all stolen funds from retirement accounts. The European Union has even said that it reserves the right to steal directly from European savers in the form of negative interest rates. All of this has been perfectly predictable in the march to The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI).
It’s time now to add two more countries to that list: Australia and Belgium.
The Internal Revenue Service has lost two years worth of emails to and from embattled former tax official Lois Lerner, the agency told congressional investigators on Friday.
The IRS promised on May 8 to turn over all her emails but now blames a computer crash for huge tranches of missing documents.
Lerner is under investigation for allegedly orchestrating a years-long program that targeted tea party groups and other conservative organizations for unusually intrusive scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status beginning in the year before the 2010 congressional midterm elections.
The House Ways and Means Committee, one of two bodies probing the case, said Friday that the IRS says that for the period of January 2009 through April 2011, the only Lerner emails it can find are those that were sent to or from other IRS employees.
Emails whose sender or recipient was outside the government, or inside other agencies, have mysteriously disappeared.
Those include the White House, the Justice and Treasury Departments, the Federal Elections Commission and Democratic congressional offices.
^^^Anyone still having a shred of doubt that this government is against Americans and obviously criminally active against all Americans? Well that doubt is as dead as the Constitution is to this government. Put another way, at this point Amrticans have cause to depose this government and in fact it is the duty of all Americans to do so. The only way to properly do this is to divest from the big banks and stop earning taxable gains as much as possible in order to bankrupt the system that is already bankrupting the American people. Short of doing this, which Americans obviously will not do in their captured state, the final solution being set up by the government to imprison and kill rioting idiots will be paid for by rioting idiots when they are finally brought to that point. Just Look at the so called Arab Spring riots and revolution in Egypt caused by the usual suspect bankers and their political criminal representatives that use the IRS as the arm of the 666 beast. The fact that the Team 911 Obozo is not in jail or worse at this point is nothing short of prophetic.
Yesterday, the republican campaign to get to the bottom of IRS’ targeting of conservative groups was dealt an absolutely idiotic blow when the IRS, in all seriousness, announced that it had lost two years worth of emails to and from the chief subject of the investigation: former agency official Lois Lerner.
Apparently lack of document (and email) retention is a crime for everyone, but not for the IRS. And furthermore, only when it comes to the IRS, can a single computer crash destroy the entire email path history, even as it crosses through countless servers across the world, and ultimately lands in somebody else’s inbox.
It goes without saying that for the IRS to even assume someone would believe this particular, and quite spectacular, lie is beyond insulting to even the most gullible idiot among the US population.
So we won’t say it.
What, however, was simply a bizarre, if idiotic, lie has just been taken to a whole new level of ridiculousness, when moments ago, representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he would request that the National Security Agency help in the hunt for missing emails to and from the IRS’s Lois Lerner, and recover two years worth of “lost” emails. From the Hill:
Turns out all those jokes about people calling the NSA and asking for backups of lost emails and of course files (because remember, courtesy of complicit megacorporations, the NSA has full backdoor access to everything anyone does) – they weren’t jokes at all.
And now the NSA is caught between a rock and a hard place: because if it refuses an officialcongressional demand, it shows once again that the spy agency is entirely separated from any concept of checks and balances and accountability; if it complies, it confirms that all the NSA is, considering it can’t even tap into a bunch of Al Qaeda phones and figure out what the jihadists’ strategy is in Iraq, is just a massive data repository of all US electronic information, to be abused at will by corrupt, criminal government workers, some of whom will likely have to resort to the “dog ate my emails” excuse in the immediate future.
Is the NSA turning its capability around on the American people, as Senator Church warned?
THOMAS DRAKE: I believe they are. Those words are words that have been ringing from inside Pandora’s box … the one that I opened and looked into right after 9/11.
The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond.
It’s called the “Minerva Research Initiative,” and it’s a program that was kicked off in 2008 to “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.,”
More to point: the multi-million dollar research program seeks to uncover “warfighter-relevant insights” to help senior ranking officials in the “defense policy community” come up with “combatant commands” that work in civil unrest situations, The Guardian reported.
One area of study that’s planned for the 2014-2017 time frame partners Cornell University researchers with the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to come up with a model for the “dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions,” the text of the program stated. That particular research area will ultimately determine the “critical mass (tipping point),” of civil uprisings, where protests turn violent, the program text states, The Guardian reported.
The research will also analyze social media users’ accounts, and look at Twitter posts and conversations “to identify individuals mobilized in a social contagion and when they become mobilized.”
^^^Based on the fact that the DOD morons obviously wanted ISIS to do what it just did, or they are completely ate up profiles of Antichrist, the mission against the American people is clear enough. DOD is not serving anyone but DOD and the evil scum by which the people rightly now need to depose. You would think that the fools have and understand negative interest bank accounts too, but being that government pay is above average, compared to civilians, the dipshits have been paid off enough to follow their ”new world orders” straight to Hell obviously. The New Sodomite Pride Battle ”Dress” Uniform suits the 666 well and is as FUBAR as the fact that the blood shed in Iraq has been made worthless ”again”.
But in the years they were getting started, a key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
When confronted with the problem, Gulf leaders often justify allowing their Salafi constituents to fund Syrian extremist groups by pointing back to what they see as a failed U.S. policy in Syria and a loss of credibility after President Obama reneged on his pledge to strike Assad if the regime used chemical weapons.
That’s what Prince Bandar bin Sultan, head of Saudi intelligence since 2012 and former Saudi ambassador in Washington, reportedly told Secretary of State John Kerry when Kerry pressed him on Saudi financing of extremist groups earlier this year. Saudi Arabia has retaken a leadership role in past months guiding help to the Syrian armed rebels, displacing Qatar, which was seen as supporting some of the worst of the worst organizations on the ground.
Having already cemented its status as the Middle East’s most feared Islamist militant organisation, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appear well-equipped to claim another distinction: the world’s wealthiest terror group.
With this week’s capture of Mosul, the al-Qaeda splinter grouping is believed to have come into undreamed of new wealth after making off with 500 billion dinars – £256 million – from the northern Iraqi city’s central bank.
The radical group is also said to have made off with a large amount of gold bullion from the bank, which was left unguarded in the chaos accompanying the militants’ takeover of the city, which is one of Iraq’s main oil centers. Atheel al-Nujaifi, the governor of Nineveh province, said ISIS members had also seized many more millions from banks across the region.
The newly-acquired booty has elevated it to the world’s best-resourced terror organisation, according to the International Business Times.
After U.S.-trained security forces dropped their weapons and fled their posts in Mosul, the regime in Baghdad has reason to fear for its survival, an intelligence official said.
“Baghdad is going to be overrun,” he said. “The Green Zone is going down.”