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ST. PATRICK’S DAY GEOMAGNETIC STORM: The strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle is underway now. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall. Tip: Local midnight is often the best time to spot Northern and Southern Lights. Aurora alerts: text, voice
The ongoing storm was sparked by the arrival of a CME during the early hours of March 17th. The impact of the cloud at 0430 UT rattled Earth’s magnetic field, and in a matter of hours a severe G4-class (Kp=8) storm was underway. Before sunrise on St. Patrick’s Day, skies turned shamrock-green over several US states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, the Dakotas and Washington. Marketa Murray sends this picture from Dalton Highway in Alaska:
St. Patrick’s Day Storm / Solar Update
March 17, 2015 @ 14:40 UTC
March 17th, 2015 is turning out to be a very lucky day for sky watchers. A Severe G4 Level (KP=8) Geomagnetic Storm was observed following the passage of a coronal mass ejection (CME). Solar wind speeds increased to near 700 km/s and the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) pointed sharply south (-20 to -25nT) for long durations, thus helping to intensify storm conditions. Sky watchers at middle to high latitudes should be alert for additional aurora displays during the next 24 hours once it is dark outside. ..
March 17, 2015 @ 17:40 UTC
VHF Aurora Opening Watch
Severe geomagnetic storming (KP=8) continues this afternoon. Sky watchers across Northern Europe, the UK and Scandinavia should experience brilliant aurora displays this evening. On the radio front, ham operators located at higher latitudes in Europe are now making VHF contacts via the AU. Radio operators located in the northern tier USA and Canada should have their antennas north and ready this evening local time. The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) continues to point south and is prolonging this major geomagnetic event.
“On the first day of the first month shalt thou rear up the Tabernacle of the tent of meeting. “ (Exodus 40:2)
For centuries, the weekly Torah portion was the exclusive domain of the Jewish people. However, non-Jews have recently started to look into the Torah portion for instruction and meaning as well.
Prominent Christian leaders told Breaking Israel News they have found connections to the upcoming solar eclipse in Saturday’s Torah portion and its modern day implications.
“The time has come when non-Jews are realizing they have been taught lies. Why would people want a counterfeit when there is an original? We study the Torah portions to connect with the Jews all over world and because we believe the Torah is still relevant today,” Pastor Mark Biltz, the bestselling author of “Blood Moons,” told Breaking Israel News. “I bring in commentaries by Rashi, Rambam, Ramban and others because of the incredible insights. Non-Jews are discovering what they have missed by not studying in context.”
“I have always heard from my Israeli Jewish friends how the Torah portion has been shown over and over again to be relevant to current events in Israel,” explained Bob O’Dell, co-founder of Root-Source, “and now I am starting to see it for myself.”
O’Dell, a student of astronomy for the last 35 years, discovered this upcoming Friday’s exceedingly rare North Pole eclipse, as first reported by Breaking Israel News.
The total solar eclipse will take place over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, coinciding with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year. The particular timing of Friday’s solar occurrence has never happened before in human history.
O’Dell is utilizing his knowledge of astronomy and insight into the Bible to teach an online course on the Blood Moons, which can be found exclusively on Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn about their Jewish roots. Root Source created a free eBook, “Blood Moons 101,” which has been download thousands of times since its publication just a few days ago.
Biltz also sees a direct connection to this Friday’s solar eclipse and Saturday’s Torah portion. “This weekend, all over the world, in every synagogue, the Torah portion that was read described the construction of the Tabernacle and the Glory of God descending from heaven,” he explained.
“Not only that, but this coming week historically, is the very day the dedication of the Tabernacle happened on the first of Nisan that was just read about in the Torah portion. This year, the first of Nissan begins at sundown on Friday, March 20. Amazingly, there is also a total Solar eclipse that same day. A total solar eclipse speaks of judgment coming on the nations. This is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse or Blood Moon on Passover,” said Biltz.
The weekend Torah portion read by millions of Jews around the world describes the Tabernacle dedicated on the first of Nissan designed by master craftsman Bezalel. According to Gidon Ariel, Orthodox Jew and co-founder of Root Source, the connection to Friday’s solar eclipse runs even deeper.
“The Torah portion describes God choosing the chief architect Bezalel: ‘And Moses said to the Children of Israel, ‘See, God has proclaimed by name Bezalel.’” What’s amazing is that, in Hebrew, the name Bezalel literally means ‘in the shadow of God,’” Ariel told Breaking Israel News.
The connection between the Torah portion and this week’s solar eclipse is clear to O’Dell. “It just goes to show how much higher are His ways than ours. God is truly incredible and the ultimate hero of every story.”
“I can say with confidence now that God is the author of this week’s total Solar Eclipse at the North pole. Before hearing about the Torah portion I believed it was ‘likely’ that this was the hand of God. But this week’s Torah portion seals the deal for me. The solar eclipse is the shadow of God. One hundred percent God,” he said.
Pastor Keith Johnson, founder of Biblical Foundations Academy International, told Breaking Israel News that Christians are just now beginning to awaken to studying the Torah according to the same portions Jews study each week. “Just in the last seven years, Christians are starting to hear of the Torah portions and their implications are being brought to the forefront,” he said.
“The Torah is being brought to the nations and the nations are being awakened to the word of God,” Johnson explained. “The Torah is the written word of the almighty and people have seemed to just have passed it by.”
While Christians are finding new insights every day by studying the Torah portions, some Jews see this as more than a trivial curiosity, but as a historic or prophetic phenomenon. Ariel believes that the Christian fascination with the Blood Moons is particularly instructive and a lesson God is using to teach the Jews.
“In Jewish tradition, the Jewish people are likened to the moon, and the nations of the world to the sun,” explained Ariel. “I think that the tremendous interest in the current eclipses and Blood Moons emphasize the relationship between these two celestial bodies and, in turn, the relationship between the Jewish people and the nations of the world.”
The sign of the Blood Moon and solar eclipse are, for Ariel, a sign of greater things to come between Jews and Christians. “In our generation, we are noticing an outpouring of teshuva (repentance) on the part of many righteous Christians, recognition of the historical crimes perpetrated by Christians against Jews, and attempts to right those wrongs.”
“This year’s Blood Moon phenomena is perhaps a message from God to the Jewish People to recognize the sincerity of the outreach in friendship by Christians and to work together to bring about the expansion of the knowledge of God amongst Jews, Christians, and all people worldwide.”
As the world waits to see what the end of a seven-year biblical cycle known as the Shemitah may bring this fall, New York Times best-selling author Rabbi Jonathan Cahn issued a warning to prepare for economic calamity, war in the Middle East or even worse.
“I will state a warning which I have stated before,” Cahn told hundreds of people gathered at the Prophecy in the News conference in Orlando, Florida, this weekend. “Whether it comes in this time parameter of the Shemitah or the year following or not, I believe a great shaking is going to come to this land and to the world that will involve the collapsing of the American economy … and the removal of its blessings and prosperity.
“Whether it begins with the economic realm or not, I believe it’s going to be bigger than the economic realm and it may have the effect of famine or cutting off infrastructure for a time. The shaking doesn’t have to take place in the Shemitah (year), but I believe we need to be ready.”
Cahn’s warning has to do with what is known as the biblical Shemitah, or the Sabbath Year. During this year, according to Exodus and Leviticus, there was to be no working of the land. The last day of the Shemitah, Elul 29, is considered the “wipeout day” when all debts were “wiped clean.” The Shemitah is meant to be a blessing, but when Israel turned away from God it became “a sign of judgment on a nation that has driven God out of its life.”
In The Mystery of the Shemitah, Cahn described how this biblical pattern is connected to numerous events in modern history, including the rise of America to superpower status, World Wars I and II, the return of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland, the Six-Day War and even the rising of the World Trade Center.
He also noted a pattern of judgments at seven-year intervals in September 2001 and 2008 marked by the greatest crashes in Wall Street history, up to that time. The first occurred on Sept. 17, 2001, just a few days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the second occurred on Sept. 29, 2008. Both occurred on the biblical day of Elul 29, the very day appointed to wipe out the financial accounts of a nation. The next one occurs on Sept. 13.
“For years, financial observers have been mystified why it is that all the greatest crashes tend to take place the same time of year,” Cahn says. “When is it? September to October. What if we take the greatest crashes in history. Do any of them take place at the end of the seven-year cycle of the Shemitah at the time of the wipeout and the answer is, ‘Yes.’ Every single one of them does. And the thing is the phenomenon is increasing. It’s intensifying.”
While the current Shemitah runs from September 2014 through this September, Cahn told the audience that the “Super Shemitah”—or the year of Jubilee, the year at the end of seven cycles of the Shemitah—begins this September and runs through September 2016.
“What people don’t realize is one of the missing keys of end-times prophecy is the Shemitah,” says Cahn, author of The Harbinger, which has sold more than 2 million copies. “What’s the end of end-times prophecy? The Tribulation. How long is the Tribulation period? Seven years. It’s a cycle of Shemitahs that goes back to Daniel’s 70 sevens, which is linked to the Shemitah and linked to the judgment of Israel and the 70 years of judgment. Every seventh year is a Shemitah, but every seventh Shemitah is a Super-Shemitah, which we call the Jubilee … .”
Despite these patterns, though, Cahn says God is in no way bound by the cycle.
“Now nothing has to happen, but if it follows the course of most times when people predict things like this they’re wrong, but if it follows the course here’s what would happen. According to the pattern, each time it happens, there is war in the Middle East. No. 2, there is a major war focused on Israel—World War I and the 1967 Six-Day War. No. 3, that war results in an end-times restoration of the next step of end-times prophecy.”
In the book of Genesis, the Shemitah began with the Pharoah’s prophetic dream of 14 cows—seven healthy and seven sick. God revealed to Joseph that the seven healthy cows represented seven years of prosperity, while the sick were the seven years of famine to follow.
“God gives a warning to Egypt to tell them what is coming,” Cahn says. “The turning point is that seventh cow.”
During his talk, Cahn pointed to a sign with biblical roots that went viral on newswires Sept. 25, 2014—the very day the world entered the current Shemitah: a cow with the number seven on its head.
“The pattern of the Shemitah is … it begins so undramatic you barely notice it,” Cahn says.
Here are the signs that Cahn revealed about the beginning of the Shemitah last year, on or around Sept. 25.
The stock markets became violent and started crashing for about a month
A massive earthquake shook parts of America
The manifestations of Ebola
The Supreme Court was tackling the issue of gay marriage on a national scale
China overtakes the U.S. as the No. 1 economic power
Russia takes the title of strongest military power away from America
“This is the beginning of the ending of the American Age,” Cahn says. “We are seeing things we have never seen in human history.”
Could this be the beginning of the end of the ages—not just America?
“It is no accident. The Bible says woe to those who call evil good and good evil. It is no accident that at the same time the nation is calling evil good, it’s calling good—like you, like believers—evil. What’s happening now is you’re hearing more and more of Christians being persecuted for simply trying to stay true to their faith. Everything is coming to a head.”
An author who successfully predicted Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation now is suggesting Pope Francis may be a believer in an ancient prophecy that foretells disaster for the Roman Catholic Church.
The pope unleashed an international frenzy of speculation when he recently commented, “I have a feeling my pontificate will be brief. … It is a vague feeling I have that the Lord chose me for a short mission.”
Bestselling author Tom Horn, featured on the blockbuster movie, “The Last Pope?,” told WND in an exclusive interview that the statements imply the man once known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio sees himself as part of a prophecy.
Horn stated, “The comments by Pope Francis regarding possible assassination or retirement and that he may not be the pontiff much longer make me wonder if he is a believer in his role as the last pope (pope No. 112 in the ‘Prophecy of the Popes’), which speaks of the destruction of Rome.”
St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes” is said to be based on his prophetic vision of the next 112 popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, who died in 1144.
Malachy presented a description of each pope, culminating with the “final pope,” “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end with the destruction of Rome and judgment.
But other Catholic prophecies also speak of the final subversion of the Roman Catholic Church.
As Horn notes, “Even St. Francis of Assisi – the current pope’s namesake and one of the most venerated religious figures in history – gathered his devotees shortly before his death and prophesied, ‘At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death. … Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. … for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but a destroyer.’”
Horn believes Francis may also see his fate revealed as part of one of the famous “secrets of Fátima.”
“The final secret of Fátima was supposedly given to three Portuguese children, Lucia dos Santos, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto, when they saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fátima) in 1917.”
As Horn observed, “There is a great deal of controversy over whether the third secret was ever completely released by the Vatican, but part of what was released describes a city, which some believe to be the Vatican City. The city is attacked and many priests, including the pope (described as the ‘Bishop in White’), are killed by fighters who could easily be interpreted as members of Antichrist ISIS.”
This section of the prophecy reads,
… before reaching there the (h)oly (f)ather passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way [and] on his knees at the foot of the big cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other bishops, priests, men and women religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.
Antichrist ISIS has vowed to “conquer Rome” by 2020 and has called for an alliance with the Antichrist radical left to further its objectives. Antichrist ISIS has also included Catholic countries like Spain in its vision of the restored caliphate.
Pope Francis seems aware of the danger posed by the terrorist group. Only a few days before musing on the likely brevity of his papacy, the pope spoke fatalistically about the danger of assassination. The pope declared his life or death is “in God’s hands” and joked, “I have said to the Lord, ‘You take care of me. But if it is your will that I die or something happens to me, I ask you only one favor: that it doesn’t hurt.’”
Such levity, says Horn, conceals more disturbing questions about the nature of Francis’ papacy and the manner in which he obtained his office.
Horn explains the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano claimed to have uncovered a plot in 2012 to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI because of an internal power struggle. Horn asks, “Is that why Benedict ‘retired’ officially in 2012, though not publicly until 2013?”
Pope Francis is doing his best to convince the world about the stability of the papacy. Despite his reputation as an innovator, the pope has expressed opposition to an age limit for future popes.
New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi also wonders about instability in the Vatican. In an interview with WND, Corsi said Pope Francis’ comments about a short papacy surprised him.
“With Pope Benedict resigning, a new model of the papacy seems to be developing. Granted, Benedict is not day-to-day active, but he appears to give advice to Pope Francis when consulted. Do we already have two popes?”
“In the future, will popes have terms for which they serve, as presidents in the USA have term limits?” Corsi wondered. “Is Pope Francis the last pope to be appointed for life? Will Francis step down as Benedict did? We do appear to be in a new age where the papacy is undergoing redefinition.”
But Horn said the events in progress may be something far more substantial than simply organizational changes.
“Francis appointed Pietro Parolin as his secretary of state, an Italian (Roman) whose name is Peter,” Horn said. “If the Vatican were attacked or Francis and his Camerlengo (papal administrators) were to be killed at the same time or taken out of the way, this man would sit on the pope’s throne and literally be known as ‘Peter the Roman,’ the final line in the Prophecy of the Popes.”
14:10 UTC: A Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm is now in progress.
A strong M6.6 earthquake was registered in Molucca Sea (Halmahera), Indonesia at 22:12 UTC on March 17, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 41.7 km. Geoscience Australia is also reporting M6.6, but at a depth of 66 km.
Epicenter was located 134 km (83 miles) NW of Kota Ternate, 136 km (85 miles) NW of Ternate, 151 km (94 miles) E of Bitung and 165 km (103 miles) W of Tobelo, Indonesia.
There are no people living within 100 km radius.
Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, PTWC said.
USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
As the eclipse plunges the UK and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox.
A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, making it look bigger than it normally does. And the spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the day and night are of equal duration, mid-way between the longest and shortest days.
The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon where the sun and moon line up, so that the latter obscures the former. And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, it is rare that the three events happen even individually.
Most of the time, there are between three and six Supermoons a year. There is set to be six in 2015, two of which have already happened. The next will take place on March 20, the day of the eclipse, and the others will come in August, September and October
Eclipses can only happen at new moon, when the moon appears is entirely in shadow. And the spectacular Supermoon images that are often spotted can only happen when the moon is full, since it can only be seen then.
The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon where the sun and moon line up, so that the latter obscures the former. And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, it is rare that the three events happen even individually.
Eclipses can only happen at new moon, when the moon appears is entirely in shadow. And the spectacular Supermoon images that are often spotted can only happen when the moon is full, since it can only be seen then.
As a result, only the last three Supermoons of this year will be visible — because the moon is new rather than full on March 20, it won’t be seen. But it will be gliding past us closer than ever, and its shadow will be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.
The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernable, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.
On March 20, the Earth’s axis will be perpindecular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.
As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.
The equinox will happen at the same time as a solar eclipse in 2053 and 2072, though it doesn’t always appear as close together as that.
A supermoon, total solar eclipse and March equinox will all occur during March 20, 2015.
The Moon will turn new at 09:36 UTC which is about 13.5 hours after reaching its closest point to our planet (lunar perigee) and will thus appear larger in size and have a larger than average effect on our oceans (supermoon).
It will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible from our planet, but it will set stage for the first total solar eclipse since November 3, 2013, and the last total solar eclipse visible in Europe until August 12, 2026.
At 22:45 UTC, the Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This will be the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
Total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015
he path of totality for this eclipse will be limited to the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans between Greenland and northern Russia which means skywatchers in Europe, northern Africa, and northwestern Asia will be treated to a partial solar eclipse.
The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 47 seconds (at 09:45:24 UTC) off the coast of the Faroe Islands, in the Norwegian Sea. Moon’s shadow will resemble a huge eclipse about 463 km (288 miles) wide and 150 km (93 miles) long.
The only populated places, reachable by public travel, where the totality can be seen are the Faroe Islands and Svalbard archipelago. Unfortunately, chances for a clear sky there will be pretty slim.
The partial eclipse (from ~50% to nearly 99% of the Sun’s diameter) will reach maximum in:
Madrid at 9:09 UTC (66% totality),
Dublin at 9:28 UTC (91% totality),
Paris at 9:29 UTC (78% totality),
London (84% totality) and Rome (53% totality) at 9:31 UTC,
Reykjavik at 9:37 UTC (98% totality),
Munich at 9:39 UTC (67% totality),
Oslo at 9:53 UTC (88% totality),
Bucharest at 9:56 UTC (43% totality),
Warsaw at 9:57 UTC (66% totality),
Kiev (52% totality) and Helsinki (78% totality) at 10:08 UTC,
Moscow at 10:20 UTC (57% totality).
This interactive eclipse path made by NASA using Google Maps will show you the path of the solar eclipse across Earth’s surface and make it really simple to find exact times (start, max, end), magnitude and obscuration for any part of the world where total or partial solar eclipse can be seen. Just zoom in and click on any part of the map, then use any online time converting tool to convert UTC to your time zone.
The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSOE) has prepared an impact analysis of the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse on the European Union’s power system.
With about 90 GW of solar power in use, the reduction in solar radiation will directly affect the output of the photovoltaics and for the first time this is expected to have a relevant impact on the secure operation of the European power system.
They estimated a temporary decrease by more than 30 GW if the sky is clear and have taken measures to mitigate the impact. The power gradient (change in power) may be −400 MW/minute and +700 MW/minute. Their full impact analysis can be found here.
In a study done by S. L. Gray , R. G. Harrison titled “Diagnosing eclipse-induced wind changes” and published on May 25, 2012 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, the temperature may decrease by up to 3 °C, and wind power may somewhat decrease as mean regional winds are slightly reduced during the maximum eclipse hour. The study can be found here.
Where to watch it online
The online Slooh Community Observatory will send an expedition team to the North Atlantic and broadcast live views of the solar eclipse in a show beginning at 08:30 UTC.
The Virtual Telescope Project will broadcast live views of the eclipse in their show starting at 08:15 UTC.
An annual security assessment presented to the U.S. Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has excluded Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to U.S. interests, despite both being consistently included as threats in previous years.
The unclassified report, issued by Clapper on February 26 and entitled the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Communities, was published by the Times of Israel amid Israeli concerns that Antichrist Iran was omitted simply because of Tehran’s efforts to combat Antichrist ISIS.
In a previous report from January 2014, Clapper included Antichrist Iran and Antichrist Hezbollah in the ‘Terrorism’ section, writing that both “continue to directly threaten the interests of U.S. allies. Antichrist Hizballah [sic] has increased its global terrorist activity in recent years to a level that we have not seen since the 1990s”. Iran was also given its own sub-heading in the ‘Terrorism’ section of such assessments in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Yet in the latest report, Clapper omits both Antichrist Iran and Antichrist Hezbollah from this section, only mentioning the Antichrist Shiite Muslim militant group once in reference to the threat it faces from radical Antichrist Sunni groups – such as Antichrist ISIS and theAntichrist al-Nusra Front – on Lebanon’s borders. In regard to Antichrist Iran, the report names it as both a cyber and regional threat to the U.S. because of its support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
However, the report speaks of Antichrist Tehran’s assistance in preventing “Antichrist ISIL [another term for Antichrist ISIS] from gaining large swaths of additional territory” in Iraq. It adds that the Antichrist Islamic Republic has “intentions to dampen sectarianism, build responsive partners, and deescalate tensions with Antichrist Saudi Arabia”.
The report fails to mention that Hezbollah is labelled as a terrorist organisation by both the U.S. and the European Union, while it receives the majority of its funding from Antichrist Tehran. The omission comes as Washington and other world powers continue to negotiate with Iran to strike a deal over its nuclear program and capabilities.
Democratic senators remain irritated with their GOP colleagues who last week sent a letter to Antichrist Iranian leaders undercutting Antichrist NWO 666 President Barack Obozo The 911 Clown, but they will still back bipartisan legislation that would give Congress final say over a nuclear deal. Enough members of the president’s party have signaled support for that bill and another that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it doesn’t make an agreement with negotiators that the White House would be powerless to stop the measures from going into effect once passed.
The Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown administration and its international partners now have until March 24 to set up the framework for a deal.
After that, a dozen Democratic senators, including Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs committee, have said they will join with the GOP majority to pass bills inserting themselves into the process. One would levy additional sanctions on Iran after June 30 if it doesn’t agree to the final terms of a deal, though monthly waivers would be allowed should more time be requested. The other would give the Senate the power to reject within 60 days any pact the executive branch makes with Antichrist Iran.
Democrats who spoke with Politico voiced their displeasure with the 47 GOP senators who wrote a letter to Iran notifying the country’s leaders that any contract it makes with the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown administration would be nullified when a new president takes office in January 2017, whereas most members of the upper chamber would be in office for years to come. But that hasn’t changed their position on the core issue, they’ve said. ‘The letter’s incredibly unfortunate and inappropriate,’ Heitkamp said.’That doesn’t diminish my support for the legislation that we introduced.’
Rick Wiles delivers a robust newscast today with a salty attitude…telling it as it is with no regard as to who it offends. In particular, he zeros in on America’s support of ISIS at the expense of Middle Eastern Christians. When Christians are being crucified and beheaded, why be coy and polite? In Part 2, Rick presents a generous love offering to Juliana Taimoorazy, president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council.
Netanyahu told a jubilant crowd of Likud supporters early Wednesday morning that “against all odds, we have scored a major victory for the Likud.”
“Hail, hail, Bibi,” Likud adherents chanted as Netanyahu took to the podium on Wednesday.
“We have scored a major victory for the nationalist camp headed by Likud,” Netanyahu said.
“I’m proud of the Israeli people because at the moment of truth they knew to differentiate between challenge and nonsense and they took up the challenge,” the prime minister said.
Netanyahu said that his government will work to improve on “the most important things for all of us, which genuine security and socioeconomic welfare.”
After the prime minister raised eyebrows in the latter stages of the campaign by warning of a high voter turnout among Israel’s Arabs, Netanyahu seemed to be extending an olive branch to Israel’s minorities during his speech.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party declared victory in the election for the 20th Knesset following exit polls released Tuesday night, but the Zionist Union said the prime minister’s celebrations were premature.
The turnout was 71.8 percent, the highest since 1999 and 4.1% higher than the 67.8% of the last Knesset race in 2013.
“Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “A major victory for the people of Israel!”
The Likud won 28 seats according to an exit poll on Channel 2 and 27 according to exit polls on Channels 1 and 10. The Zionist Union won 27 seats in all three exit polls.
Netanyahu immediately called the leaders of right-wing and haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties in an effort to begin the process of forming a government.
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog also began efforts to form a government, calling heads of parties that he believes could join a coalition led by him that would not include Likud and Bayit Yehudi. He formed a coalition negotiating team that has already started working.
“The Likud continues misleading,” the Zionist Union said in a statement. “The right-wing bloc has shrunk. Everything is open until the final results are in when we will know which parties crossed the electoral threshold. All the spin is premature.”
Zionist Union strategist Reuven Adler told Channel 2 he was surprised that Netanyahu had apparently succeeded in winning 28 seats. He lamented that Netanyahu’s “panicking” strategy had worked.
The two main possible coalitions are a national unity government of 77 or 78 seats or a right-wing government with 63-66.
President Reuven Rivlin will summon party leaders to begin the process of selecting a candidate to form a government next week. Official results will only be available on March 25.
Sources close to Rivlin said that although he prefers a unity government, Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon would play a key role n deciding who forms a coalition, and that if Kahlon joins Netanyahu, a right-wing government may be a done deal.
Kahlon intends to wait for final results before he decides his party’s preference.
Netanyahu’s campaign adviser Nir Hefetz said the prime minister would keep his promise to form a right-wing government. But other Netanyahu associates said if the right-bloc does not end up winning 65 seats, inviting a Center-Left party would still be considered to expand the coalition after all the Likud’s satellite parties joined.
Sources close to Netanyahu revealed that in the party’s internal polls, Likud was down by four seats Thursday night and closed the gap to a tie by Sunday thanks to a series of interviews by Netanyahu in which he warned right-wing voters of a potential Herzog-led government.
“Pressuring right-wing voters was the right thing to do in retrospect,” a Netanyahu associate said. “With what we were up against – with all the funding and support the Left was receiving from abroad – it’s an absolute miracle that we won.”
Likud strategist Aron Shaviv advised Netanyahu from the start of the campaign to push what he called “reverse packaging.” The strategy was to persuade voters on the Right that rather than vote for other right-wing parties and get Netanyahu, they had to vote for Netanyahu and get the other parties in the coalition.
“You vote for a prime minister and get the parts,” a Netanyahu associate said. “You don’t buy a radio and get a car with it. You buy a car and get a radio. You vote Netanyahu and get Bennett and Kahlon with it.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his chief challenger, Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, appeared to win about the same number of seats in Parliament in Tuesday’s election, according to Israeli news media and exit polls, promising a protracted and messy process of forming the next governing coalition.
If the major parties remain tied or within a single seat once all the votes are counted, a critical factor will be the so-called blocs — right-wing parties expected to back Mr. Netanyahu, and left-leaning ones that favor Mr. Herzog. But those tallies remained unclear Tuesday evening.
The first exit polls were released Tuesday at 10 p.m. as voting closed in elections for the 20th Knesset, suggesting a surprisingly good showing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party versus Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union. While Likud had trailed by as many as five mandates in pre-election polls, Netanyahu’s party led the Zionist Union in one exit poll and was tied with Herzog’s party in the two others.
Channel 2’s poll had the Likud with 28 mandates, Zionist Union with 27 mandates, the Joint Arab List with 13 mandates, Yesh Atid with 11 mandates, Kulanu with 10 mandates, Bayit Yehudi with 8 mandates, Shas with 7 mandates, United Torah Judaism with 6 mandates, Meretz with 5 mandates, Yisrael Beytenu with 5 mandates and Yahad failing to pass the electoral threshold.
Once all of the final numbers are tallied, the process of coalition-building will begin. President Reuven Rivlin will ask all of the party heads for recommendations on who they want to form the coalition. With such close numbers between the top two parties, it will likely prove a difficult process to put together either a left- or right-wing coalition.
The release of the initial exit polls came after a contentious last day of a hard-fought campaign that saw Herzog’s Zionist Union ahead by as many as five mandates in the final pre-election polls released Friday. Despite his lead in the polls throughout the late stages of the election campaign, analysts saw Herzog having difficulty garnering the at least 61 mandates needed from among a slew of smaller parties in order to form a coalition.
^^^Lol, why would a supposed ”Holy Spirit” filled Christian cheer an Antichrist? Because he’s Jewish? What a dipshit. At some point he’ll get a clue, lol, hopefully. Other than being clueless about the true prophetic reality of Israel in these last days, at least he’s not half bad on watching what is happening, even if he doesn’t get it all quite yet. Lol.
Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants[a] of our God on their foreheads.”
Friday The 13th V Team And Team Rogue Money Interview; starts at 32:40 in link below: Spiking Dollar To Complete Undermining Of Dollar By End Of 2015, Dollar To Be Smashed: Swift And CIPS (PARK Signal Busan To London) Antichrist Israeli Rothschild Counterintelligence now confirmed with 911 Inside Job Shemitah Harbinger Prophetic Market And Geopolitical Timing.
Beware Of The Ides Of March, City Of London Dropping Dollar, (More) Assassination(s0 Threat Looming.
With the eyes of the world still focused on the Fed meeting, today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts warned King World News about the greatest human threat the world has ever known. This is an ominous warning from the former U.S. Treasury official as he is warning global leaders the world is headed for disaster.
March 17 (King World News) – Washington’s EU vassals might be finding their backbone. Britain, Germany, France, and Italy are reported to have defied Washington’s orders and applied to join the Chinese-led Asian Investment Bank. Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg might also join.
South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg are deliberating over the decision to participate in the infrastructure investment Bank.
In a last-ditch attempt to hinder its allies’ participation in the China-backed Bank, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel said in Seoul on Tuesday that there must be “unmistakable evidence” about the standards of the Bank before members join in.
“Every government can make its own decision about whether the way to achieve that goal is by joining before the articles of agreement are clarified or by waiting to see what the evidence looks like as the bank starts to operate,” the US official was quoted by Reuters.
China, with $4 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, is pushing for the growth of its own multilateral bodies, including the AIIB, the BRICS Bank and a bank for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, but also seeking to strengthen its voice at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
As regards Japan, Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said earlier this month that the chance to be an AIIB founding member is available for all Asian countries including Japan by March 31, and the ball is in Japan’s court.
“They told us they are considering. Whether Japan will join, we do not know. It is Japan’s own decision,” Lou said.
Nearly 30 countries have confirmed their participation in the AIIB, which is aimed at helping finance infrastructure projects across Asia and expected to be operational within 2015.
First it was Sam Zell, warning “it’s very likely that something has to give here.” Then George Soros upped his market hedge drastically, followed by Carl Icahn’s “worry about excessive money printing,” adding that he was “very nervous” about US equity markets. “Financial markets are euphoric,” warned Stan Druckenmiller, warning that “market participants are pricing in hardly any risks,” and Crispin Odey explained “there are consequences to CB actions,” stating that “we have front-row seats to an imminent market shock.” And now hedge fund manager Andy Redleaf (who predicted “there is going to be a panic in credit markets,” in 2007) has come out with the most ominous of warnings yet among the billionaire crowd… “I think it is a truly scary time.”
“Sometime in the next 12 to 18 months, there is going to be a panic in credit markets,” billionaire Andy Redleaf, a 50-year-old hedge fund manager, wrote to investors in December of 2007. “The driver in the credit market panic of 2007 or 2008 will be a sudden, profound and pervasive loss of faith in the alchemy of structured finance as currently practiced.” And as CNBC notes, he is worried again…
Redleaf wrote that the stimulus used to put fresh money in markets could end poorly, just like loose credit standards in housing before 2007 crushed that market.
“We do not know exactly where all the credit creation of this cycle has gone. Certainly money sits idly as excess reserves, but just as certainly money that would not exist but for unconventional monetary policy has distorted prices and resource allocation,” Redleaf wrote.
He noted that the oil market—which recently crashed from around $100 a barrel to $43 today—may have been overly inflated by China “buying on easy credit” and other excess money going to oil producers who in turn increased supply.
Redleaf also said that stock markets may similarly be propped up by sovereign wealth funds and the Swiss central bank owning large amounts of equities.
“There are some parallels with the collapse in home prices which preceded the financial crisis,” he explained.
Redleaf also is worried about the euro’s drop in value…”the bullish consensus on the dollar strike (is) as one-sided as anything I can remember, but it would be quite a remarkable move,” Redleaf wrote of Goldman’s 0.8 by 2017 prediction.
That move could mean big trouble.
“It strikes me as completely plausible that a further decline in the euro triggers a recession in the U.S.,” Redleaf wrote.
“The U.S. has a bear market, high-yield spreads move to 1998 type levels (1,000-1,200 [basis points]), U.S. weakness and market tightening of credit probably make the recession global.”
Of course, he is not the first billionaire, and won’t be the last.
So now we have five billionaires and the BIS all flashing warning signals which can only mean one thing: stocks are undervalued so buy, buy, buy ahead of tomorrow’s “impatient” Fed.
this is no trivial divergence — it’s actually quite the anomaly:
Although US equity prices have demonstrated a remarkable propensity to completely disregard apparently unimportant things like macro fundamentals, forward earnings estimates, and top-line growth projections, we’ve long argued that eventually, reality will come calling and the farther stretched valuations become in the meantime, the more painful the correction will be. As we noted on Sunday, the cracks are starting to form as DB became the first sell-side firm to predict that EPS will in fact not grow in 2015, prompting us to remark that “EPS growth in 2015 [is] now a wash (if not negative), which implies the only upside for the S&P 500 will once again come from substantial multiple expansion.” Against this backdrop of declining revenues, declining earnings, and pitiable economic projections (thanks a lot Atlanta Fed Nowcast), we bring you yet another sign that a “correction” may indeed be in the cards: an epic decoupling of put prices and S&P P/E ratios.
…and equally out to lunch as it relates to what they’re willing to pay for $1 of earnings…
…and we can certainly understand why some folks are fearful, what with investors being completely oblivious to macro…
Let’s start with the basics: why is there a majority consensus that the Fed will hike rates after it removes its “patient” language tomorrow? One simple reason: non-farm payrolls. As reported earlier in the month, following the report of March’s expectations smashing 295,000 jobs added, there have now been a 13 consecutive months of 200K+ payroll months…
… something which together with the 5.5% unemployment rate, is for the Fed is a clear indication that the slack in the labor is about to disappear and wages are set to surge.
Sadly, as we showed before, wages are not only not rising, but for 80% of the population they are once again sliding.
Falling wages aside (a critical topic as it singlehandedly refutes the Fed’s bedrock thesis of no slack in a labor force in which there are 93 million Americans who no longer participate in the job market) going back to the original topic of which economic factors are prompting the Fed to assume there is an economic recovery, without exaggeration, all alone.
Is there nothing else that can validate the Fed’s rate hike hypothesis? Well… no.
Below is a selection of the economic data points that have missed expectations in just the past month.
ISM New York
Ward’s Domestic Vehicle Sales
Challenger Job Cuts
Initial Jobless Claims
Labor Market Conditions Index
NFIB Small Business Optimism
IBD Economic Optimism
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort
UMich Consumer Sentiment
NAHB Homebuilder Confidence
Chicago Fed NAI
Existing Home Sales
Pending Home Sales
Atlanta Fed GDPNow
So a pattern emerges: we have an economy in which jobs and only jobs are acting as if there is a strong recovery, while everything else is sliding, disappointing economists, and in fact hinting at another contraction (whatever you do, don’t look at the Fed’s internal model of Q1 GDP).
To be sure, economists these days are better known as weathermen, and so they are quick to blame every economic disappointment on the weather. Because, you see, they were unaware it was snowing outside when they provided their forecasts about the future, a future which should be impacted by the snowfall that day, and which they promptly scapegoat as the reason for their cluelessness. Yet one wonders: why didn’t the harsh snow (in the winter) pound February jobs as well? Recall last year’s payroll disappointments were immediately blamed on the weather which was just as “harsh” as this year. Why the difference?
And yet, today this rising “anomaly” between Nonfarm Payolls “data” and everything else, hit a crescendo, and some – such as Jim Bianco – have had it with the lies anomalies, which prompted him to ask the following:
Why Are Construction Jobs and Housing Starts Telling Different Stories? Is The Problem Non-Farm Payrolls
So, instead of asking why everything else is showing an abnormal – and rapid – slowdown in the US economy (and blaming everything on snow) is it about time that everyone – the Fed included – finally asks: just what is going on with the “data” that is reported every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics?
When we first exposed the world to The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow forecasting model (just 2 weeks ago), expectations were for 1.2% growth in GDP in Q1. A week later it was cut in half to 0.6% as dismal data just poured on. And today, The Fed model now predicts another 50% cut in growth to just 0.3% in Q1, led by a near 20% collapse in non-residential investment.
March 3rd… +1.2%
March 12th… cut in half to +0.6%
And now… March 18th… another 50% cut in growth to a mere +0.3%
As The Atlanta Fed explains…
The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2015 was 0.3 percent on March 17, down from 0.6 percent on March 12.
Following yesterday morning’s industrial production release from the Federal Reserve Board that reported a 17 percent decline in oil and gas well drilling in February, the nowcast for first-quarter real nonresidential structures investment growth fell from -13.3 percent to -19.6 percent.
And that decline is only getting started…
Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Greece’s day of reckoning may be fast approaching. Athens will have to pony up more than €2 billion in debt payments this Friday to the ECB, the IMF, and (get this) Goldman Sachs, for an interest payment on a derivative and it’s not entirely clear where the money will come from. On Wednesday, the government will vote on a “plan” to boost liquidity which includes tapping public funds and diverting bank bailout money.
With the situation deteriorating rapidly, the sell side is back to drawing up Grexit plans. For their part, Morgan Stanley sees a 60% chance of either a euro exit or what the bank is calling a “staycation,” which basically means that the situation is so convoluted that no one can figure it out leading to the imposition of capital controls and a painful prolonging of the inevitable.
Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has said his country’s exit from the eurozone could be followed by Italy, Spain and even Germany. Kammenos’ interview comes amid lack of progress in Greece’s bailout plan.
It appears the sea of de-dollarization has reached the shores of Antichrist NWO 666 Europe. With Australia and UK having already moved in the direction of joining the Antichrist China-led AIIB, The FT reports that France, Germany, and Italy have now all agreed to join the development bank as ‘pivot to Antichrist Asia’ appears to be Plan B for Europe. As Greg Sheridan previously noted, “the saga of the Antichrist China Bank is almost a textbook case of the failure of Obozo’s foreign policy,” but as The FT concludes, the European decisions represent a significant setback for the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown administration
While we try to our patriotic duty every day, Jack Lew’s comment that: U.S. ECONOMIC RECOVERY WELL ESTABLISHED, LEW SAYS was too much to bear… so we provide the following 3 charts for guidance in comprehending the propaganda. Why would he blatantly lie in the face of unequivocally bad data? Simple, they are desparate to spin US economic strength as the world comes to realize it no longer needs to rely on a unipolar US-based model…
Economic Growth expectations for the US in 2015 are collapsing…
as Macro data crashes on a scale not see since Lehman…
In fact its the worst start to a year on record…
“well established”? Well perhaps Lew has had a little too much Irish spirit today.
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Why would simply lie about unequivocally bad data? Simple – 4 letters – A I I B!!
The Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 administration warned on Tuesday that rising powers were challenging U.S. leadership in global financial institutions, and urged Congress to approve a deal it says would help preserve U.S. influence.
“New players are challenging U.S. leadership in the multilateral system,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in prepared remarks.
Lew urged lawmakers to sign off on a reform of the International Monetary Fund that would give emerging markets a bigger say in global economic policy while also preserving U.S. veto power in the institution. The U.S. and other countries agreed to a deal in 2010, but the U.S. Congress has yet to approve it.
Lew said that “is causing other countries, including some of our allies, to question our commitment to the IMF and other multilateral institutions.”
“Our international credibility and influence are being threatened,” he said.
U.S. influence challenged in global financial institutions
Rilin Enterprises- pledged $2 million in 2013 to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment. The company is a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate and run by billionaire Wang Wenliang, who is also a delegate to the Chinese parliament. Public records show the firm has spent $1.4 million since 2012, lobbying Congress and the State Department. The firm owns a strategic port along the border with North Korea and was also one of the contractors that built the Chinese embassy in Washington.
That contract is a direct tie to the Chinese government, according to Jim Mann, who has written several books on China’s relationship with the U.S.
The foundation never stopped taking money from foreign companies and individuals, even if the foundation were to return to the policies and practices in place while she was secretary, the launch of a Clinton presidential bid wouldn’t preclude an individual, like Wang – with direct ties to the government – from contributing money. Further complicating Clinton’s ties to her family foundation, is that when she was secretary of state, the foundation had a built-in infrastructure – in the State Department and the White House – to vet donations from foreign entities. That mechanism hasn’t traditionally existed within a presidential candidate’s campaign stricture.
The Rilin donation came at a time when the Clintons were aggressively raising money and when it was no secret she was readying a run for the White House. It underscores the types of questions the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will have to answer as they reevaluate their policies.
“If the point is you are not going to take money from foreign governments, then his construction company is as close to not just the Chinese government, but its Ministry of State Security as they could possibly be,” said Mann.
Warning to Rich Oppressors
Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. 2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. 3
Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire.
You have laid up treasure[a] for the last days.
4 Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you.
7 Be patient, therefore, beloved,[b] until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.[c] 9 Beloved,[d] do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! 10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved,[e] take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
12 Above all, my beloved,[f] do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “Yes” be yes and your “No” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
– Ireland’s Minister of Finance shifted personal wealth out of stocks and into gold
– Minister invested in SPDR Gold Shares ETF, Portuguese government bonds and other ETFs
– Maintained holdings in bank and agricultural commodities ETFs
– Gold ETF not a safe haven asset – much unappreciated counterparty risk
The Minister for Finance in Ireland, Michael Noonan, sold his shares in funds that track European and US stocks and diversified his portfolio including allocating some of his personal wealth into a gold exchange traded fund (ETF) in 2014.
Whatever the motivation of a European finance minister to buy into a gold ETF – which, incidentally, is not the same as owning physical gold as it carries significant counterparty risk – it represents a significant shift in attitude toward gold.
It also demonstrates that the recovery narrative is not one that the Minister appears to have much faith in. Noonan is prudently hedging his bets in this regard.
We advise readers and clients to do as the Minister has done and prudently hedge the many risks of today by diversifying into gold – not paper gold but physical gold. The gold ETF is not a safe haven asset rather it is a derivative that tracks the price of gold and in which one does not have legal title to or own the underlying asset.
Antichrist NWO 666 Mark Of The Prophetic Black Horse Beast American Federal Debt Ceiling Breached And ”Ironic” Earthquake Rumble By Nuclear Plant Again As Pause Before Israel Election Solar Eclipse Marks Time Is Certainly Short
For no good reason aside from the algos had their fun to the downside and crude ran its stops, precious metals’ futures have suddenly exploded higher on heavy volume… The surge in gold saw approximately $1.2 billion notional traded… Silver also surged.. Seemingly triggered by a flush of volume as WTI hit stops at yesterday’s NYMEX close.. Nothing to see here, move along…
Carnage… (note the increaisng fequency of gap opens)
Now where have we seen this before… just a week into Draghi’s big money-printing fiesta, European stock exchanges are already breaking as the algos run wild on a notable selling day…
Spanish stocks tumble…
And then the exchanges break…
Right on cue for the late-day squeeze ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC… The Nasdaq breaks and BATS declares self-help…
*NASDAQ OPTIONS MARKET CURRENTLY HAVING SYSTEM ISSUES
*BATS OPTIONS HAS DECLARED SELF-HELP VS NASDAQ OPTIONS MARKET –
And sure enough… the bounce begins…
The U.S. District court for the Southern District of New York seems intent on keeping ex-NASDAQ chairman and $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff confined to his Upper East Side Manhattan luxury home and not in a federal lock-up.
Two judges in the New York federal circuit, Theodore Katz and Ronald Ellis, have ruled that Madoff should stay in his town house and out of prison.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey, whose son Marc Mukasey of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani represents Frank DiPascali, one of the Madoff cronies, once served on the federal bench with Katz and Ellis in New York. Katz was appointed by George H. W. Bush while Ellis, an African American, was appointed by Clinton.
WMR previously reported that Madoff is suspected of transferring much of his ill-gotten gain to Israeli banks, including one, Bank Leumi, that Madoff associate J. Ezra Merkin bought from the Israeli government when Ariel Sharon was prime minister and current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was finance minister.
The New York Times reports that JP Morgan enabled Madoff to steal billions of dollars, while it made at least $500,000,000 in the process. The bank will pay a penalty, but will the criminal “banksters” at JP Morgan be prosecuted for enabling the scam?
“Every Israeli prime minister, every Israeli president knows the Crown family.”
– Steven Nasatir, President, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
“I am saying that the banks and funds were complicit in one form or another and my information to Picard when he was here established this.” – Bernard Madoff, “From jail, Madoff says others knew,” New York Times, February 15, 2011
KEY ZIONIST AGENT IN THE MADOFF RIP-OFF AT JP MORGAN – James S. Crown, a long-standing director of PEC Israel Economic Corporation, a subsidiary of Israel Discount Bank (IDB Holding), happens to be the director at JP Morgan who oversees the bank’s “Risk Policy Committee.”
“AND THE PEOPLE WHO ENABLED HIM” – JP Morgan made “at least” $500,000,000
on the Madoff scheme, which the bankersknew was a scam. James Crown certainly knows where Madoff’s missing billions went. Will James Crown face criminal prosecution? That’s the real question.
The fabulously rich clan of accused serial murderer Robert Durst manages the Freedom Tower with the same seeming indifference it showed to his missing wife.
Just keep laughing…
The markets tried to shrug off early weakness by breaking Nasdaq and squeezing shorts…
Thanks to a late-day Nasdaq options market break (BATS declares self-help against NASDAQ right as the late-day ramp begins), stocks – especially the Nasdaq ramped back to the day’s highs… but some very late selling dragged everything back…
Tomorrow a handful of governments will influence aggregate political behaviors by triggering small communications that Big Data tells them will be voluntarily magnified by individual citizens, snowballing into outsized, long-lasting, and untraceable “popular” actions. Tomorrow a handful of hedge funds will influence aggregate market behaviors by triggering small trades that Big Data tells them will be voluntarily magnified by individual traders, snowballing into outsized, long-lasting, and untraceable “market” actions. Tomorrow Big Data will be primarily an instrument of social control, with a powerful and ubiquitous impact on all citizens and all investors.
Q: How can I protect myself?
A: You can’t.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and I saw out of the sea a beast coming up, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten diadems, and upon its heads a name of evil speaking, 2 and the beast that I saw was like to a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon did give to it his power, and his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of its heads as slain to death, and its deadly stroke was healed, and all the earth did wonder after the beast,
4 and they did bow before the dragon who did give authority to the beast, and they did bow before the beast, saying, `Who [is] like to the beast? who is able to war with it?’
And I saw another beast coming up out of the land, and it had two horns, like a lamb, and it was speaking as a dragon, 12 and all the authority of the first beast doth it do before it, and it maketh the land and those dwelling in it that they shall bow before the first beast, whose deadly stroke was healed,
13 and it doth great signs, that fire also it may make to come down from the heaven to the earth before men,
14 and it leadeth astray those dwelling on the land, because of the signs that were given it to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling upon the land to make an image to the beast that hath the stroke of the sword and did live, 15 and there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, that also the image of the beast may speak, and [that] it may cause as many as shall not bow before the image of the beast, that they may be killed.
16 And it maketh all, the small, and the great, and the rich, and the poor, and the freemen, and the servants, that it may give to them a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads,
17 and that no one may be able to buy, or to sell, except he who is having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is the wisdom! He who is having the understanding, let him count the number of the beast, for the number of a man it is, and its number [is] 666.
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
There’s no mystery as to the low profile of undebtors in the mainstream media: undebtors are the equivalent of the cross to the vampire-parasites peddling debt.How can banks and other financial parasites make money off the undebtors? They can’t, and therein lies the problem for the status quo, which lives off the blood of debt extracted from debt-serfs.
There was a saying in the 1960s–you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem. Those who refuse debt, regardless of the sacrifice, are starving the parasitic, exploitive machine; those with debt are feeding it.
last quarter, was a disaster and indicative of nothing short of a trading bloodbath on Wall Street in the past three months of trading. In fact, if this is what one should expect out of the larger Wall Street names in a few weeks when the big banks close the quarter, then it may be best to skip earnings season altogether… for the second quarter in a row.
The bottom line, and what everyone who is awaiting the latest FICC numbers from the balance of the banks will be focusing on, is the 56% drop in Q1 revenue from fixed-income trading, down to $126 million from $286 million a year ago.
Investment banking did not help either, plunging by 34% to $272 million from $414 million.
The only silver lining: equities did not plunge, and in fact posted a modest increase of 8% to $203 million. Now if only Jefferies could change its image from a middle market junk-bond specialist catering to the world’s B2/B credits, to the New Paranormal’s equity powerhouse all would be well.
The question is whether unlike last quarter, when Jefferies reported results in mid-December promptly followed by disappointing earnings and revenue and EPS misses at every single TBTF and other investment bank (as we warned then would happen), if this time is different and somehow everyone else succeeded where Jefferies failed?
Housing Recovery? Yellen, we have a problem. Housing Starts for February collapsed 17% – this is the biggest MoM percentage drop since February 2011, and at -184K units down, this was the single biggest monthly decline in absolute terms since January 2007! At 897k SAAR, this is the first sub-900k print since September 2013 and biggest miss since Feb 2007. Multi-family starts are the lowest since June 2014. The collapse was dominated by the Northeast (-56.5%) and Midwest (-37%) so it must be the weather, right? Not so fast, The West region saw starts collapse 18.2%.
There was one silver lining: hedge funds are rushing to take out permits
on rental housing which soared from 371K to 445K. At this rate there
will be more rental housing built in the US than single family.
Assuming, of course, any of these permits actually become “starts.”
Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.
The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites.
Sheidler believes that such tactics are similar to product placement deals that a company may have with various television programs and films.
These smaller cans (7.5 oz.), which are being promoted by ‘authorities on nutrition’, contain 90 calories as opposed to the 140 calories found in a typical 12 oz. can of Coke. All of the calories in both sizes are from high-fructose corn syrup.
Alice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University and a member of the nutrition committee at the American Heart Association, believes a smaller portion of soda is possibly a “move in the right direction” for frequent soda drinkers. Still, she said that she would not recommend soda as a snack.
Of course, Coca-Cola is not the only corporation to employ this deceitful tactic of advertisement. Kellogg’s, General Mills, and Nestle have also paid nutritionists to promote their brands as well. Pepsi has also hired dietitians to promote Frito-Lay and Tostito chips as healthy eating.
So the next time you hear a ‘specialist’ promote something that you know isn’t good for you, it’s probably best you take this old but steadfast advice. Always follow the money.
At his lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Martin Burke laid the foundation for what he simply calls “The Machine” – an automated small molecule synthesizer that’s set to change the way chemists assemble chemicals forever. It’s like a 3D printer, only for molecules. Starting with some basic chemicals, which Burke and colleagues separate into blocks, the machine assembles all sorts of molecules in a modular fashion, like pinning Lego bricks. Hours and hours of toiling in the lab might now be dedicated to more important business, and molecules yet to be synthesized can now be attempted. These small molecules hold tremendous potential in medicine, but technology is also sure to exploit the machine – anything from LEDs to solar cells.
There are few better ways to answer a question than by building a cyborg to solve it. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wanted to know how beetles steer themselves in flight, so they did the only logical thing: strapped an electronic backpack to a giant flower beetle, let it fly, and recorded the results.
This isn’t the first time humans have remotely controlled flying beetles, but a new discovery in this study means scientists are getting better at controlling their buggy bots. The researchers found that more muscles are involved in steering the beetles’ flight than previously thought. A small muscle on the wing that scientists thought only controls wing folding is also used by the beetle to change direction mid-air. Armed with that knowledge, the team built a cyborg beetle that they were able to steer with greater precision than ever before.
To do it, they strapped a small backpack weighing 1/20th of an ounce onto the beetles, which themselves weigh about 6/20th of an ounce. The backpack contained a battery, wireless transmitter, and electrodes that connect to the beetle’s flight muscles and optic lobes. By stimulating the muscles with electrodes, the researchers were able to get more controlled turns in flight.
Remote-controlling beetles is neat enough on its own, but the researchers hope steerable beetles like this could someday be used in rescue operations where flying through narrow places would be too dangerous for humans. Between these and the cyborg cockroaches, it looks like the rescue squads of the future may be comprised of pest control workers.
Among the first official acts of Kevin Rudd as prime minister of Australia was to apologize to indigenous Australians for centuries of abuse. “There was a new beginning because we had gone not just to the head but also to the heart,” Rudd said. The Americans and Chinese could reach a similar kind of renewal, he said as he wrote Chinese characters with his finger on a tablet. David Rothkopf, the Foreign Policy editor, was much less hopeful about the chances of Washington and Silicon Valley finding a way to talk to each other. But he did have the most bracing observation of the night—not a value judgement, just a statement of likely fact about mobile tech:
“Effectively every single human being on the planet is going to be part of a manmade system for the first time,” Rothkopf said.
We took off the blindfolds to stark photos of a bloody pentagram scraped across her abdomen. She talked about other pieces, including one where she held the bow while her partner pointed an arrow straight at her heart. But Abramović said her work wasn’t about pain; it was about trust and liberation.
The first day of TED starts with the opening acts. The TED Fellows are young, typically brilliant scientists, artists, and activists whose work embodies the TED tag line “Ideas worth spreading.” Their presentations don’t run the full 18 minutes of the iconic TED Talk format. Instead, they act as a warm-up for tonight’s main event.
The ideas from the first round of fellows came so thick and fast that they ended up more a wash of intellectual inspiration than real engagement with specific ideas—a microcosm of the whole TED week. A synthetic biologist. A designer who created a nationwide gift economy of artists trading work via bicycle. A photojournalist documenting the war-torn lives of Palestinian farmers in Gaza. A computational biologist crunching DNA patterns in a supercomputer to fight a pest ravaging the cassava crop in East Africa.
The crowd favorite was probably when a guy from Backyard Brains wired up a man and a woman with electrodes, and the electrical impulses from her brain caused his arm to move when hers did. Comedian Negin Farsad opened with the line, “I am an Iranian-American Antichrist Muslim female, like all of you” (leaving out the implied, obvious “not”).
But the biggest challenge to an audience steeped in Silicon Valley pieties was astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz. Her work involves looking for what she called “choice alien real estate,” searching the cosmos for planets that might be hospitable to life. “The more you look for planets like earth,” she said, “the more you appreciate our own planet itself.” Among the planets that don’t quite measure up is Mars.
Mars might have been inhabited by life once, Walkowicz said. But these days, she said, compared to earth, it’s a pretty terrible place to live. She pointed to the fact that humans have so far failed to colonize the least hospitable places of our own planet, such as deserts, which have the advantage of a rich, highly oxygenated atmosphere. Aspirations to colonize Mars, as described by Walkowicz, have an air not of innovative ambition, but of giving up. If we can figure out how to make Mars habitable by humans, she said, we ought to be able figure out how to keep earth habitable for humans, too—an effort at which we are currently failing miserably.
“For anyone to tell you Mars will be there to back up humanity is like the captain of the Titanic telling you that the real party is happening later on the life boats,” Walkowicz said. “It is hubris to believe that interplanetary colonization will be enough to save us from ourselves.”
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Expedition 43 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos and their backups, Alexei Ovchinin and Sergei Volkov of Roscosmos and Jeff Williams of NASA participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on March 14. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete their training for the launch of Padalka, Kelly and Kornienko to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on March 27 U.S. time (March 28, Kazakh time). Kelly and Kornienko will spend a year aboard the orbital outpost.
Astana est la première capitale en cours de construction au XXI e siècle qui montre parfaitement vers quoi le monde se dirige. Financée par des milliards de pétrodollars, la ville a été construite dans une région désertique des steppes d´Asie. Le résultat est étonnant: une capitale occulte futuriste, embrassant le NOUVEL ORDRE MONDIAL.