31815 Gleaning The Antichrist 666 Fed ECB New World Order Fascist Criminal Bankers Beast Unleashed Negative Interest Rate Bottomless Printing Pit Of Hell
Complete Currency Carnage…
At 1604ET – the FX world went crazy…
It wasn’t just the FOMC move – this something more right after the bell.
led by JPY and EUR… 2 big figure collapse in JPY!!! 400 pips in EUR!!!!
And Swissy the biggest move of all…
Today was a ”no brain’error”, duh, if you were paying attention to the VIX Market Makers Trix R For U.S. Kids Marked And Sealed With Debt ”buy the low” Zero Interest Supreme Court Citizen’s United Sirius Soulless Corporate 666 Signal(s) to sellout the children’s ”Debt Note” market High.
…and if you did, or you plan to wait for more BTFD Cup Of Fornication to fill your Whore Of Babylon desire, well …GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!!! YOU DISGUSTING EVIL SLIME!!!
Oil spiked 6% because “The Fed said the economy is slowing”; Stocks are up because “The Fed said the economy is slowing”; USD strength is a signal of the strength of the US economy which “The Fed said is now slowing”; Small Caps hit Record Highs because “The Fed said the economy is slowing”; and Nasdaq Tops 5,000 because “The Fed said the economy is slowing” – really only one thing for it…
VIX was clubbed like a baby seal.
Bond yields collapsed (10Y under 2.0% again)… 10Y hit 1.92%
This is the biggest absolute drop in 2Y Yields since March 2009…
The USD was baumgartner’d… (led by EUR and Swissy strength)
This is the biggest percentage drop in the USDollar since March 2009…
Commodities smashed higher led by total insanity in crude
Think about it for a second… Fed enable lower rates for longer… which enables these forms to live longer than they should and produce more crude and this add to supply in a low demand world (Fed just said economy is slowing) which is merely exacerbating teh delfationary pressure on oil prices and the rest of the world.. So Buy WTI!!!!
Antichrist Saudi Arabia’s top Antichrist muslim dipshit/cleric called on Tuesday for the destruction of all churches in the Antichrist Arabian Peninsula after legislators in the Antichrist Gulf state of Antichrist Kuwait moved to pass laws banning the construction of religious sites associated with Christianity
Speaking to a Antichrist delegation in Antichrist Kuwait, Antichrist Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, who serves as the grand Antichrist mufti dipshit of Antichrist Saudi Arabia, said the destruction of churches was absolutely necessary and is required by Antichrist Islamic law, Arabic media reported.
Antichrist Abdullah, who is considered to be the highest Antichrist official of religious Antichrist law in the Antichrist Sunni Muslim kingdom, also serves as the head of the Antichrist Supreme Council of Ulema (Antichrist Islamic scholars) and of the Antichrist Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas.
^^^So by the Antichrist muslim standard, LMAO, now the ”destruction of all Antichrist islamic mosques/churches is absolutely necessary and is required” in response to Antichrist islamic law. What a moron, but that is expected from a dipshit Antichrist. No problem dipshit, certainly every Antichrist islamic mosque in non Antichrist muslim countries being destroyed will be embraced to aid in the comprehensive destruction required of dipshits like this Antichrist Saudi moron. LMAO. The fact that the idiot Antichrist muslims haven’t put a boot up this dipshits skirt means the fools endorse the idiot Antichrist islamic law of this Hell bound fool. Time to cancel all Antichrist Saudi etc… visas of the silent and not so silent Antichrist Muslim majority, and those that agree with the destruction of churches of any kind should be put in prison straight away.
Yeah, can’t you just see it now, the Dome Of The Rock being destroyed in order to be on par with Antichrist islamic law. Woo WHOOO.
If they don’t shut this idiot down ”now” then kiss Antichrist Saudi Arabia goodbye, and tomorrow would not be soon enough, or just go ahead and destroy churches and let the tribulation begin now. It’s time anyway, even by the Antichrist (a)llah has no Son” muslim bastard standard of ”hey, we’re Antichrist and stupid”.
Antichrist Saudi grand mufti dipshit calls for demolition of churches
Antichrist Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah says Christian religious sites in Antichrist Arabian Peninsula must be razed in accordance with Antichrist Muslim law
“The Navy is telling Chaplain Modder – you have to choose between disciplinary action or following your religious beliefs,” Berry told me. “Because Chaplain Modder chose his religious beliefs, his commanding officer threatened him with career-ending punishment.”
LTG (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, who now serves as executive vice president at the Family Research Council, said a chaplain isn’t worth anything if he isn’t allowed to minister and counsel according to his faith.”
“The Navy has to decide whether it wants a chaplain corps or social workers only,” Boykin told me. “If they want a chaplain corps then they have to be prepared for chaplains to be chaplains.”
“The first act of this brand new officer is to deliberately set up Chaplain Modder,” Boykin said. “Does this give you comfort as an American who depends on the U.S. Navy for national security? To know that we have leaders who would do something like this?”
It is puzzling why a gay officer would continuously seek the counsel of a chaplain who clearly held to the Bible’s teachings on both homosexuality and marriage.
It would be like a vegetarian getting upset at a barbecue joint for not serving tofu.
NEWS FLASH: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN THE ANTICHRIST NWO 666 MILITARY
IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE ANTICHRIST NWO 666 MISSION YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND YOU ARE SEALED UNTO DAMNATION AND HELL!!! THAT IS A FACT!
The story went unreported by the corporate media in Canada and the United States. It was covered by the alternative media and several mainstream newspapers in Britain.
“We were informed by Britain about three girls who left to join Antichrist ISIS a few days after they departed for Turkey. It turned out someone helped them and [that person] was captured. This person was working for the intelligence service of a country participating in the coalition against Antichrist ISIS. This country is not the United States or a member of the European Union,” Çavuşoğlu told Turkey’s A Haber channel.
It was later revealed the suspect is Mohammad Al Rashed, aka Dr. Mehmet Resit. He was filmed helping teenagers Shamima Begum, Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana travel to Syria.
Rashed told Turkish police he was working for the Canadian government in exchange for citizenship.
Twenty-two people, including foreign tourists and two gunmen, have been killed following a siege by armed militants at a museum in the capital, Tunis, reported state television. PM Habib Essid said the standoff was over.
Earlier it was reported that 17 tourists lost their lives, while one Tunisian, believed to be a janitor working in the museum, and a policemen were also killed.
The approximately three-hour attack and hostage siege took place at the Bardo Museum in the country’s capital. The crisis concluded when security forces stormed the building – next to the Tunisian parliament – and killed the two gunmen.
Prime Minister Essid was also able to confirm that Italian, German, Polish and Spanish tourists were amongst those killed in the attack on the museum according to Reuters. He also added that another 22 tourists were injured as well as two Tunisian men.
The Tunisian Prime Minister also added that the security forces are still looking for two or three people who may have helped the gunmen.
Not Theory … Admitted Fact
US proxy militias in Afghanistan “enforce their will through beatings and rape”, say new reports.
But former Afghan politician Malalai Joya, who was ejected from the government “for publicly denouncing the presence of warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament”, has been speaking for years on the brutality of the Antichrist Taliban, which came into and consolidated its power with open US backing, the current US-backed warlords and drug dealers, and the US/NATO imperial occupation.
We said it was coming…
They called us “conspiracy theorists”.
Now it’s here!
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
Nasa has spotted a pair of huge ‘holes’ on the solar surface.
The larger coronal hole of the two, near the southern pole, covers an estimated 6 to 8-percent of the total solar surface, 142 billion miles – making it one of the largest polar holes scientists have observed in decades.
There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has never happened before in human history.
On March 20 – same date as the 2015 March equinox – the moon turns new only 14 hours after reaching lunar perigee – moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. Thus this moon is a supermoon – at the new phase – not visible in our sky, but having a larger-than-average effect on Earth’s oceans. Plus this new supermoon swings right in front of the equinox sun on March 20, so that the moon’s shadow falls on parts of Earth.
The Shemitah year, which reaches its halfway point at sundown on March 20, happens to be the day of the March 20th total solar eclipse.
The approaching solar eclipse on March 20, followed by another blood moon on Passover, brings warnings of judgment coming to an unrepentant nation that has turned its back on God, says the author of two New York Times-bestselling books on America’s place in an increasingly chaotic world.
Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” (Cahn’s Harbinger Doc) and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” says he will be watching and taking notes on the landmark Supreme Court decision expected this summer on same-sex marriage while also keeping an eye on ISIS and Israel in the Middle East.
Throw in a volatile U.S. stock market, and Cahn expects to be a busy man for the remainder of the Shemitah year, which reaches its halfway point at sundown on March 20.
That also happens to be the day of a total solar eclipse.
The second half of the Shemitah and its ultimate climax on Sept. 13, which is Elul 29, the infamous “wipe-out day” on the Hebrew calendar, is dreaded by financial investors. This is the same day that brought the two biggest single-day stock market crashes in U.S. history to that point, Sept. 17, 2001 and Sept. 29, 2008. In the 2008 crash, the Dow fell 777.7 points on the news that the House of Representatives voted down a $700 billion bailout deal.
If you’re starting to get the idea that the Shemitah is all about the number seven, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.
Following 2001 and 2008, the next Shemitah year is 2015, which follows a seven-year cycle laid out for Moses in Exodus, then repeated in Leviticus. Every seventh year, the Israelites were instructed by God to celebrate a Sabbath year, letting the land rest from sowing and reaping and canceling out the debts of their countrymen. Everyone would start with a clean financial slate on Elul 29, the day of “release.” They would be blessed as long as they followed God’s commandments, but when they turned to false gods or followed their own pursuits independent of God, that’s when the blessings turned to judgments, often starting out light but turning more severe the longer the warning signs were ignored.
Cahn sees a similar phenomenon playing out in America. He traces the first signs of judgment to 1973, a Shemitah year, following the removal of prayer from public schools in the 1960s and then the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. That started a downhill spiral, with each judgment getting more pronounced, including the stock-market crashes of 1980 and 1987, followed by terror attacks and a market crash in September 2001, then another financial collapse seven years later in September 2008. The present Shemitah year started Sept. 25, 2014, and is now halfway to its climax in September 2015.
“You never want to put God in box. He doesn’t have to do anything, but the pattern has been, the last seven Shemitahs, there’s been a collapse every time. And then the last two have been exactly to the day, on this Elul 29 wipe-out day,” Cahn said.
Elul 29 is the last day of the Hebrew month of Elul, which is followed by the month of Tishri. Elul 29 falls this year on Sunday, Sept. 13, which is the eve of the Feast of Trumpets, also known as Rosh Hashanah.
“Tishri is the month that manifests the wipe-out,” Cahn said. “Throughout history, the greatest crashes have all been focused on Tishri.”
Ominous signs in the heavens?
The current Shemitah year is being watched even more closely by some because it coincides with a rare tetrad of four blood moons that all occur on biblical feast days, the next coming on April 4, which is Passover. The tetrad of blood moons has only occurred three other times in the last 500 years. On top of the four blood moons, there will be a total solar eclipse on March 20 and a partial solar eclipse on Sept. 13 or Elul 29.
There’s that day again, Elul 29, the very day that in biblical Israel all debts were canceled and all financial accounts wiped clean, ushering in the month of Tishri and the Feast of Trumpets. The trumpet is symbolic in scripture of coming judgment and for people to get their lives right with God, Cahn said. The solar eclipse, likewise, has often been associated with ominous warnings in scripture.
“One of the signs in the Bible of judgment can be a darkening of the sun,” Cahn said. “Well, on Elul 29 the sun will be darkened. A solar eclipse. I don’t want to be dogmatic, but the last time that happened was 1987; it ushered in black Monday, the worst percentage crash in Wall Street history. It also happened during the Great Depression. So it’s like a lot of convergence is going on at the same time.”
The prophet Joel connected solar eclipses and blood moons with the end times. In Joel 2:30-31, he prophesied: “And I shall show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”
The Shemitah can also bring major turns in world events. In his book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” Cahn demonstrates how the rise and fall of empires have coincided with the seven-year cycle. Hitler’s Third Reich, Japan’s dynasty, the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires all fell in accordance with the seven-year cycle of the Shemitah.
The day Nisan 1 marks the biblical new year on the Hebrew calendar, which is March 20, the same day as the solar eclipse and the exact center point of the Shemitah year.
“I think it’s significant. Generally the pattern is the dramatic part comes at the end. However, there is often foreshadowing at the beginning,” Cahn said.
In the first week of the Shemitah in September 2014, Russia became the world’s No. 1 nuclear power, surpassing America. In the second week of the Shemitah, the American economic juggernaut that began in 1871, the year the U.S. became the greatest economic power on earth, came to an end. China surpassed the U.S. in gross domestic product.
What’s more, China last month announced plans for its currency to replace the dollar as the world’s global reserve currency.
Simon Black, an international investor and founder of Sovereign Man, reported recently that China had placed billboards near the international airport in Thailand advertising its currency. He wrote:
“When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard – and it floored me.
The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: ‘RMB: New Choice; The World Currency’
Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.
It means that China is literally advertising its currency overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re flaunting it.”
“China took the crown,” Cahn told WND. “That’s something I’ve been warning about for a long time, that the crown would be passed from America to China. One of the things about the Shemitah, is it’s not only linked to the economy but also history and the rise and fall of nations. So, to see that is very ominous. What you’re watching with America, it has been blessed by God and now it’s driving God and His ways out. What’s going to happen to America?”
Another barometer is America’s relations with Israel. That relationship appears more strained than it has been in decades, as President Obama’s former campaign advisers are working in Israel to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. When Netanyahu came to the U.S. to deliver a speech to Congress, he was snubbed by the president and more than 100 Democrats.
Cahn believes the law of “blessing and cursing” with regard to nations and their treatment of the Jewish people, according to Genesis 12:3, is still in effect.
“Then you have America and Israel, another law of ancient times, and then you have the signs. I mean that was major, the end of the American age. We’re watching it happen,” he said. “So I believe it’s all coming. Whether it happens in the exact parameters or not, it’s coming.”
Sinking into the abyss
Morally, America continues to sink into the abyss, he said.
A new Wall Street Journal and NBC News survey found that 59 percent of Americans support allowing same-sex marriage, nearly double the 30 percent support reported in 2004.
On the day the poll was reported, March 10, the media were rife with astonishment in how a nation’s public opinion could transform in such a short period of time on such a controversial subject.
Just last week, 379 companies filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage. The list of names on the brief reads like a Who’s Who of corporate America: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Coca-Cola, the NFL, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, J.P. Morgan-Chase, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are among the hundreds of companies asking the high court to overturn a lower court’s ban on gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
If the old saying is true that “the Supreme Court follows the election returns,” then there is a good chance that the high court will issue a sweeping same-sex marriage decree that requires all states to recognize same-gender unions.
The redefinition of marriage would be just another nail in the coffin, sealing the coming judgment of American, Cahn believes.
“That is major. I believed for years it was going to happen if we didn’t turn around. These are milestones of world history to begin with,” Cahn said. “But in another key Shemitah year was 1973. That year saw Roe v. Wade, the other kind of milestone. And within one month of Roe v. Wade, that Supreme Court decision with abortion, the financial realm collapsed. Led to a global recession. That same year, America lost its first war in modern history, or ever, in Vietnam. So these were watermark years. And now we have another Shemitah, with another Supreme Court ruling most likely in June; that is another kind of cataclysmic, moral, spiritual thing. What’s that going to do in the spiritual realm? Well, I believe it’s all coming together.”
Cahn said most people aren’t aware that the Shemitah is linked to end-time prophecy.
“The last part of end-time prophecy we call the tribulation period. Well, how long is that? A >>>>>>>seven-year cycle<<<<<<<<, linked to Daniel’s >>>>70 sevens<<<< which is linked to the Shemitah,” he said. “And there’s one of the mysteries called the mystery of the seventh Shemitah.”
The Bible instructs that every seventh Shemitah, or >>>>49 years<<<<<, there comes a sort of mega Shemitah that is followed by the “jubilee year,” Cahn said.
“This cycle is actually linked to restoration of land that you lost,” Cahn said.
The >>>>>50-year cycles<<<<<<< gives the exact time parameters of when the land of Israel was restored to the Jewish people in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration. Then 50 years later in 1967, Israel reclaimed East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the Six Day War.
“I’m not being dogmatic because it doesn’t have to continue, but if it did, where would it take us?” Cahn said. “It would take us to>>>>>>> 2015<<<<<<. And then the year going after (2016) which in each period, after each cycle, has been a major war in the Middle East, gigantic, focused on Israel and a prophetic, major end-time event.”
rather oddly, The Antichrist NWO 666 Fed Beast sees unusually low spreads in corporate bond markets…
which is odd since they have actually widened dramatically in the last year or so, perhaps signaling just how “high” valuations are in stocks…. But then again, why not just keep lying
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>its worked for the last 6 years<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me,[a] “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.[b] 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her
In 2015, will it be a “sudden, profound and pervasive loss of faith in the alchemy of monetary policy as currently practiced.”
THE LHC IS THE LARGEST MACHINE IN THE WORLD. IT TOOK THOUSANDS OF SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS DECADES TO PLAN AND BUILD, AND IT CONTINUES TO OPERATE AT THE VERY BOUNDARIES OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE.
“And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Job 1:7 (KJV)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The LHC consists of a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have observer status. CERN Council is the body in which the representatives of the 20 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources.
Why was a statue dedicated to the Hindu Lord Nataraja, also known as the “dark one”, at the CERN collider? Because the New World Order is sending you a message.
So why, one might ask, has a very bizarre movie been filmed on location there featuring the Shiva ‘Dance Of Destruction‘? Yes, in fact, a statue of Nataraja depicting the Hindu god Shiva was dedicated there on-site back in 2004 when CERN was first constructed.
A CERN physicist, hard at work using the LHC to search for the smallest particle in existence , when a ghostly woman played by soprano Claron McFadden appears, asking him if he loves the particle more than he loves himself, and, if he could, would he become one with the particle. source
Now here is where it gets interesting. The significance of the Lord Nataraja sculpture is that the Hindu god Shiva is shown as first destroying the world, then recreating it. A Bengali chant talking about this says:
“Because You love the Burning-ground, I have made a Burning-ground of my heart – That You, Dark One, hunter of the Burning-ground, May dance Your eternal dance.”
The bible clearly tells us that the Hindu “dark one” who inhabits the “burning ground” is none other than Satan himself. Is the picture starting to become clear to you now?
The same “science” that inspired the builders of the Tower of Babel, men who like Satan said they did not need God to reach Heaven, is also behind the work of the people at CERN. People who have dedicated the whole of their research to the “dark one”.
There are no accidents and no coincidences. The New World Order is sending a clear-cut message. They are awaiting for the appearance of their lord, the Antichrist, and will attempt to destroy the world and recreate it in his image. The bible tells us how it all will end:
“But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” Daniel 11:44,45 9 (KJV)
Antichrist NWO ECB D-Day 666 Mark Of The Beast Rising Debt From The Bottomless Money Printing Pit Europa Whore(s) Of This Terminal Babylon Generation Global Borderless BTFD Cup Of Fornication Prophetic Strong Delusion Overflowing With The Wine Of Wrath SUDDEN DESTRUCTION GREAT TRIBULATION HELL TO PAY
Dear Greek readers: the writing is now on the wall, and it is in very clear 48-point, double bold, and underlined font: when the ECB “leaks” that it is modelling a Grexit, something Draghi lied about over and over in 2012 and directly in our face too, take it seriously, because it is time to start planning about what happens on “the day after.” And incidentally to all those curious what the fair value of peripheral European bonds is excluding ECB backstops, the ECB has a handy back of the envelope calculation: a 95% loss.
Which also is the punchline, because while the ECB is making it very clear what happens next in the case of a “Graccident”, it has yet to provide an explanation how it will resolve the billions of Greek debt held on its own balance sheet which are about to be “marked-to-default”…
The ECB, along with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, are part of the so-called “troika” monitoring countries’ compliance with the conditions of bailout loans.
These include lowering government spending and other debt-reduction methods, which have been blamed for increasing unemployment and stunting economic growth.
The ECB says it plans to remain “fully operational” despite the action, with some employees working from home. Because buying bonds only requires a computer stroke from anywhere in the world.
It’s not just Greece which is protesting the utter lack of reforms enabled by the ECB known as “austerity” – as of today so is Germany itself with the so-called #Blockupy movement. According to local media reports, the start of anti-austerity rallies in Frankfurt coincided with the European Central Bank opening its new headquarters, whose occupants are now besieged by tens of thousands of protesters, so perhaps #OccupyQ€ would have been more appropriate. Police said they expect around 10,000 anti-capitalist protesters, marching under the banner of leftist alliance Blockupy, to attend the rally, with a march through the city planned for later in the evening. The result is what according to a police spokesman “is one of the biggest deployments ever in the city.”
As the photos show, several police cars have been set on fire, with windows being smashed and demonstrators throwing stones at police ahead of the massive demonstration on Wednesday, and as riots break out across Frankfurt even as thousands of police respond with water cannon, pepper spray and mass arrests.
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.
Organisers were bringing a left-wing alliance of protesters from across Germany and the rest of Europe to voice their anger at the ECB’s role in austerity measures in EU member states, most recently Greece.
The bank, in charge of managing the euro, is also responsible for framing eurozone policy and, along with the IMF and European Commission is part of a troika which has set conditions for bailouts in Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus.
A spokesman for the Blockupy movement said the troika was responsible for austerity measures which have pushed many into poverty.
Police set up a cordon of barbed wire outside the bank’s new 185m (600ft) double-tower skyscraper, next to the River Main.
But hopes of a peaceful rally were dashed as clashes began early on Wednesday.
Ahead of The Fed’s ‘impatience’ today, and amid a tumbling EUR, the oldest central bank in the world has decided it is time to go further into the illustrious ranks of NIRP/QE’ers:
*RIKSBANK CUTS KEY RATE TO -0.25%, TO BUY GOVT BONDS FOR SK30 BLN
So as opposed to Denmark’s roundabout “bizarro QE”, Sweden just jumps in and monetizes that debt direct by expanding their QE program and shifts from small NIRP to bigger NIRP. All this while suggesting the labor market is strengthening and inflation has bottomed out. The reaction – SEK is plunging and OMX surges.
Here is the full list of the 24 central banks cutting so far in 2015, including the second rate cut by the Riksbank following its February rate cut:
1. Jan. 1 UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan’s central bank cuts its refinancing rate to 9 percent from 10 percent.
2. Jan. 7/Feb. 4 ROMANIA
Romania’s central bank cuts its key interest rate by a total of 50 basis points, taking it to a new record low of 2.25 percent. Most analysts polled by Reuters had expected the latest cut.
3. Jan. 15 SWITZERLAND
The Swiss National Bank stuns markets by scrapping the franc’s three-year-old exchange rate cap to the euro, leading to an unprecedented surge in the currency. This de facto tightening, however, is in part offset by a cut in the interest rate on certain sight deposit account balances by 0.5 percentage points to -0.75 percent.
4. Jan. 15 EGYPT
Egypt’s central bank makes a surprise 50 basis point cut in its main interest rates, reducing the overnight deposit and lending rates to 8.75 and 9.75 percent, respectively.
5. Jan. 16 PERU
Peru’s central bank surprises the market with a cut in its benchmark interest rate to 3.25 percent from 3.5 percent after the country posts its worst monthly economic expansion since 2009.
6. Jan. 20 TURKEY
Turkey’s central bank lowers its main interest rate, but draws heavy criticism from government ministers who say the 50 basis point cut, five months before a parliamentary election, is not enough to support growth.
7. Jan. 21 CANADA
The Bank of Canada shocks markets by cutting interest rates to 0.75 percent from 1 percent, where it had been since September 2010, ending the longest period of unchanged rates in Canada since 1950.
8. Jan. 22 EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
The ECB launches a government bond-buying programme which will pump over a trillion euros into a sagging economy starting in March and running through to September next year, and perhaps beyond.
9. Jan. 24 PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s central bank cuts its key discount rate to 8.5 percent from 9.5 percent, citing lower inflationary pressure due to falling global oil prices. Central Bank Governor Ashraf Wathra says the new rate will be in place for two months, until the next central bank meeting to discuss further policy.
10. Jan. 28 SINGAPORE
The Monetary Authority of Singapore unexpectedly eases policy, saying in an unscheduled policy statement that it will reduce the slope of its policy band for the Singapore dollar because the inflation outlook has “shifted significantly” since its last review in October 2014.
11. Jan. 28 ALBANIA
Albania’s central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low 2 percent. This follows three rate cuts last year, the most recent in November.
12. Jan. 30 RUSSIA
Russia’s central bank unexpectedly cuts its one-week minimum auction repo rate by two percentage points to 15 percent, a little over a month after raising it by 6.5 points to 17 percent, as fears of recession mount following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
13. Feb. 3 AUSTRALIA
The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts its cash rate to an all-time low of 2.25 percent, seeking to spur a sluggish economy while keeping downward pressure on the local dollar.
14. Feb. 4/28 CHINA
China’s central bank makes a system-wide cut to bank reserve requirements — its first in more than two years — to unleash a flood of liquidity to fight off economic slowdown and looming deflation. On Feb. 28, the People’s Bank of China cut its interest rate by 25 bps, when it lowered its one-year lending rate to 5.35% from 5.6% and its one-year deposit rate to 2.5% from 2.75%. It also said it would raise the maximum interest rate on bank deposits to 130% of the benchmark rate from 120%.
15. Jan. 19/22/29/Feb. 5 DENMARK
The Danish central bank cuts interest rates a remarkable four times in less than three weeks, and intervenes regularly in the currency market to keep the crown within the narrow range of its peg to the euro.
16. February 17, INDONESIA
Indonesia’s central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate for the first time in three years
17. February 18, BOTSWANA
The Bank of Botswana reduced its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a year to help support the economy as inflation pressures ease.
The rate was cut by 1 percentage point to 6.5 percent, the first adjustment since Oct. 2013, the central bank said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday.
18. February 23, ISRAEL
The Bank of Israel reduced its interest rate by 0.15 percentage points, to 0.10 percent in order to stimulate a return of the inflation rate to within the price stability target of 1–3 percent a year over the next twelve months, and to support growth while maintaining financial stability.
19. March 1, CHINA
China’s Central Bank lowered by a quarter percentage point both the benchmark one-year loan rate, to 5.35%, and the one-year deposit rate, to 2.5%. “Deflationary risk and the property market slowdown are two main reasons for the rate cut this time.”
20. Jan. 15, March 3, INDIA
The Reserve Bank of India surprises markets with a 25 basis point cut in rates to 7.75 percent and signals it could lower them further, amid signs of cooling inflation and growth struggling to recover from its weakest levels since the 1980s. Then on March 3, it followed through on its promise and indeed cut rates one more time, this time to 7.50%
21. March 4, POLAND
The Monetary Policy Council lowered its benchmark seven-day reference rate by 50 basis points to 1.5 percent, matching the prediction of 11 of 36 economists in a Bloomberg survey. Twenty-three analysts forecast a 25 basis-point reduction, while two predicted no change.
22. March 11, THAILAND
The Southeast Asian country — a onetime export powerhouse that’s seen its manufacturing mojo dim somewhat in recent years amid historic flooding and political infighting — lowered its main rate to 1.75 percent.
23. March 11, SOUTH KOREA
In a surprise move, the Bank of Korea cut its policy rate from 2.00% to a record low 1.75%.
24. Feb. 13, March 18: SWEDEN
Sweden’s central bank cut its key repo rate to -0.1 percent from zero where it had been since October, and said it would buy 10 billion Swedish crowns worth of bonds. Then on March 25, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to make monetary policy even more expansionary by cutting the repo rate by 0.15 percentage points to ?0.25 per cent and buying government bonds for SEK 30 billion, to support the upturn in inflation.
The Ashkenazi immigrants from Eastern Europe were seen as having an unfair advantage over their Sephardic counterparts from North Africa and the Middle East. The people who are called “the second Israel” have complained since then that the “elites” in the Israeli Left, the media and academia have discriminated against them.
Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles in its westernmost Baltic exclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games to showcase its resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine.
The Iskander missiles will be sent to the Kaliningrad region that borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania as part of the manoeuvres, said a Defence Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to comment publicly.
The official also said Russia will deploy long-range, nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bombers to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine a year ago.
In a statement, the Defence Ministry said the Baltic Fleet, the Southern Military District and the Airborne Forces have been brought to the highest stage of combat readiness and have started moving to shooting ranges as part of the drills.
The wide-ranging exercise started Monday, when President Vladimir Putin ordered the Northern Fleet and other military forces on combat alert as part of the exercise in the Arctic. Other units in the Pacific region, southern Siberia and southwestern Russia also launched drills.
The Iskander missiles deployment to Kaliningrad reflects Moscow’s readiness to raise the ante in response to NATO moves to deploy forces closer to Russia’s borders. The missiles, which are capable of hitting enemy targets up to 500 kilometres with high precision, can be equipped with a nuclear or a conventional warhead. From Kaliningrad, they could reach several NATO member states.
Russian military flights outside Russian airspace have reached levels not seen since the Cold War, the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
Most concerning to NORAD officials is not the number of flights into U.S. and allies’ Air Defense Identification Zones but the increasing capabilities of the Russian aircraft and pilots, Adm. William Gortney said.
NORAD says the recent Russian buildup in its Arctic areas, combined with growing Russian military capabilities in the region, is concerning.
“We are seeing more complexity in flight activity,” said Col. Patrick Carpentier, deputy commander of the Alaska NORAD region. “The Russians have made no secret they are … making a lot of headway in modernizing their weapons.”
Upgrades include command and control systems that can now allow Russian planes, ships and submarines to coordinate information gathering or attack plans.
“The majority of the flights are long-range missions, so the aircraft we will see are (Tu-95) Bear bomber aircraft and different types of long-range reconnaissance aircraft,” Carpentier said.
In September 2014, a squadron of six Russian bomber, fighter, air-refueling and reconnaissance aircraft was intercepted as it approached Alaska airspace. Similar incidents have grown in frequency across Northern Europe since the start of Russian intervention in Crimea and Ukraine. Russian training flights have even forced some commercial air carriers to change planes’ courses to avoid the Russian planes.
Gortney said Russia is working on long-range cruise missiles capable of being launched from ships, aircraft and submarines and which can carry conventional or nuclear warheads.
And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. 17 Then took I the cup at the Lord’s hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the Lord had sent me: 18 to wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; 20 and all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod, 21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon, 22 and all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea, 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners, 24 and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert, 25 and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes, 26 and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you. 28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink. 29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts. 30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them,
The Lord shall roar from on high,
and utter his voice from his holy habitation;
he shall mightily roar upon his habitation;
he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth;
for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations,
he will plead with all flesh;
he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.
32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 33 And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry;
and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock:
for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished;
and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee,
nor the principal of the flock to escape.
36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard:
for the Lord hath spoiled their pasture.
37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down
because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion:
for their land is desolate
because of the fierceness of the oppressor,
and because of his fierce anger.