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April 22, 2015 – EARTH – After experiencing its warmest year on record in 2014, Earth has had its warmest first quarter of the year on record in 2015, including its warmest March, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The temperature averaged around the globe last month was 1.53F above the 20th century average, beating the previous record holder, March 2010, by 0.09F.
The average global temperature for January through March 2015 was 1.48F above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous warmest first quarter of January to March 2002.
Backed by temperature records dating back to 1880, NOAA says seven of the last 11 months have tied or set new record high monthly temperatures.
In the past, I have likened the liberty movement to a rebellion against not just tyrants but the game itself – a group of people willing to walk away from the chess board and make their own rules. I stand by that assertion. However, simply walking away is not enough; we must also be willing to take actions that will destroy the game entirely.
In order to accomplish this task, any rebellion against corruption of power must be self-critical – more self-critical of its own weaknesses than opposing propagandists could ever be. Most of our problems as a society are being caused by a relatively small number of elitists, but we will never be able to undo these problems without understanding our weaknesses as much as the enemy’s weaknesses.
Collapse is already upon us; now we must decide who will determine what happens next.
After failing to comfortably beat expectations for the last 7 months, March Existing Home Sales surged 6.1% to a 5.19mm SAAR – the highest since Sept 2013. Despite collapsing macro data throughout March all blamed on ‘the weather’ The Midwest saw existing home sales rise the most (by 10.1%). All this ‘pent-up demand’ has crushed affordability as home prices are up 7.8% YoY – the largest gain since Feb 2014.
Existing Home Sales spiked:
Most importantly, there is no acceleration in rotation out of renting and into owning. First time buyers were 30% a year ago, they are 30% now:
“The percent share of first-time buyers was 30 percent in March, marking the third time since last March that the first-time buyer share was at or above 30 percent. First-time buyers represented 29 percent of all buyers last month; they were 30 percent in March 2014.”
It begins with the homeless. Then another group, then another, Until, well, just remember Germany. It isn’t pretty!
According to MSN, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved the plan, creating special police patrols, that would enforce “quality of life” laws, involving loitering, public urination, and other crimes not necessarily restricted to the homeless population.
Those officers would then offer the homeless a choice:
Go to jail for their homelessness or be shuffled to a 240-bed, 24-hour shelter on the outskirts of town, which they wouldn’t be allowed to easily leave.
According to the Activist Post, the Columbia South Carolina plan is already complete with an urgent Emergency Homeless Response report. And that report includes information about hauling the homeless away in transport vans to an already stationed shelter with workers, phone number for townspeople to report “the person in need,” an officer stationed to control foot traffic, public feeding moved there, more foot patrol officers for the city to keep out the homeless. Oh, and the homeless can’t walk off the premises!
If they want to leave, they must get permission, set up an appointment and be shuttled by a transport van. A patrolman will guard the road leading in to make sure homeless don’t wander off downtown.
Ex-prisoners will be shuttled there unless someone picks them up from the county jail. No foot traffic allowed, only shuttle van arrival. The plan is a city plan and not a federal government plan.
But this is not the only area making it a crime for being homeless. It turns out that since 2011, the city of Boston is moving its homeless out of the city into what they call “Home Base”, near Salem, away from the city. People in Southern California, were getting concerned from homeless disappearing off the streets.
Most of the homeless in places like Sacramento, are taken and driven out of town in tent cities of their own. They have made it a crime to be homeless, and round them up and move them there. They are guarded, and people have hotlines to call if they spot a homeless person. They ship them out and place them in these camps. They are not permitted to leave, and they are not permitted to wander the streets of the bigger cities without a permit. If that is not a determent camp, I don’t know what is.
They are moving to make it a crime to be homeless in Miami as well. Where are they putting the people from these “round ups”?
This is almost like the 19 40’s rounding up of the undesirables, happening right before our very eyes. The only thing different is, that this is the United States, and not Germany.
Now we have the cutting of EBT, and Food Banks by 5 Billion. Unemployment continuing to sky rocket, and over 3.5 million homeless with the numbers growing daily. We have 18.5 million vacant homes, and homes in Detroit, that are being sold for a dollar, but we can’t find places to house people other then FEMA camps? I think we all know what happens from here, if we continue to let it.
When the people of bigger cities wake up to find that all the homeless have disappeared over night, you actually know where they are. The question is, are you next?
In closing, I want to remind you all that there are 3.5 million homeless in the US, and 18.5 million vacant homes. So, can anyone tell me why do we keep voting, if politicians can never fix any of the real problems of our society? This system is corrupt and obsolete, and it has to go!
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities
The army has sadly become famous for its attacks on Christianity and its Christian soldiers. For example, the army labeled Christian Ministries “domestic hate groups,” Bibles were banned from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (a decision that was later rescinded), chaplains have been ordered not to quote the Bible or pray in Jesus’ name, and when that resulted in public outrage, the Army simply announced plans to disband its Chaplain corps.
A leading defender of Christians in the military says the crackdown on the free religious expression of Christians in uniform is increasing despite Pentagon assurances to the contrary, leading active-duty personnel to re-evaluate their careers and young Americans and their parents to reconsider service at all.
Recent discipline for military chaplains dispensing biblical counsel have made national headlines, but a recent piece in the Washington Times suggests enlistment numbers are in danger of dropping as well.
Liberty Institute represents chaplains in two high-profile cases as well as several other personnel reprimanded for their free expression of Christian beliefs. Senior counsel Michael Berry said the American people are paying attention and getting increasingly worried about what’s happening in the military.
“A great deal of Americans of faith, which is still a majority of our country, are looking at the environment and climate within our federal government and military more specifically and seeing case after case, report after report,” Berry said in an interview with WND and Radio America.
He said the growing number of stories is causing committed Christians to ask some uncomfortable questions.
“They’re starting to wonder, ‘Is this going to be a place where I’m welcomed? Is going to be a place where I’m tolerated? Am I going to be required to keep my faith in the closet, so to speak?’ Or are they going to be allowed, which has always been the practice in our country up until this point, to freely exercise their religion in accordance with their sincerely held beliefs as the Constitution allows?” asked Berry, a military vet who made his own difficult decision to leave the armed forces as he saw religious liberties eroding.
Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list.
The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids.
It was a couple of years ago that Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Clown Janet Napolitano, head of Antichrist NWO 666 Homeland Security, said that the department’s focus had shifted from terrorists to domestic extremists. Lumped into the category of domestic extremists are environmental activists, animal rights activists, anti-war activists which includes disillusioned war veterans, and people who believe in states’ rights, limited government and accountable government. Consequently, many dissidents, America’s best citizens, will qualify as domestic extremists on several accounts. Chris Hedges, for example, is an advocate for animals (see here ) as well as concerned about the environment and Washington’s never-ending wars.
The spying and the coming crackdown on “dissidents” might also explain the $385 million federal contract awarded to a subsidiary of Antichrist NWO 666 Dick Cheney’s 911 Clown firm, Halliburton, to build detention camps in the US. Few seem to be concerned with who the camps are to detain. There is no media or congressional investigation. It seems unlikely that the camps are for hurricane or forest fire evacuees. Concentration camps are usually for people regarded as unreliable. And as Lack, Royce, et alia have made clear, unreliable people are those who do not support Washington’s lies.
A perceived need by Washington, and the private power structure that Washington serves, to protect themselves from truth could also be the reason for the very strange military exercises in various of the states to infiltrate, occupy, and round-up “threats” among the civilian population. (see here) Even the presstitute CNN reported that the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Gay Pride National Guard troops sent to Ferguson, Missouri, were programmed to view the civilian protesters as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” and we know that the state and local militarized police are trained to view US citizens as threats.
As far as I can discern, not many Americans, whether Vote 2 Party NWO 666 Crypto Fascist Democrat or Republican, liberal, conservative, or super-patriot, educated or not, understand that Washington with the cooperation of its presstitute mediahas defined truth as a threat. In Washington’s opinion, truth is a greater threat than Ebola, Antichrist Russia, Antichrist China, terrorism, and the Antichrist Islamic State combined.
A government that cannot survive truth and must resort to stamping out truth is not a government that any country wants. But such an undesirable government is the government that Antichrist NWO 666 Clinton-Bush-Cheney-Obama-Hillary-Lack-Royce 911 Clown have given us.
Does it satisfy you? Are you content that in your name and with taxes on your hard-earned and increasingly scarce earnings, Washington in the 21st century has murdered, maimed, and displaced millions of peoples in eight countries, has set America on the path to war with Antichrist Russia and Antichrist China, and has declared truth to be an enemy of the state?
USA! USA! USA! America is still the most exceptionally violent nation in the OECD world. However, it appeasrs that crown is being removed as ‘Peak violent assault death’ seems to have hit in the late-1970s.
With the collapse in violent assault deaths, one wonders why the Land of The Free is militarizing its police at an unprecedented pace; and the military feels the need to practice “homeland response drills.”
In a stunning shun to Congressional lawmakers, WSJ reports that The Fed has failed to comply with a request that the bank-owned entity identify the individuals who leaked The FOMC Minutes to Medley Global Advisors a day before the official release in October 2012. Rep. Jeb Hensarling sent a letter to Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen on April 15 asking the Fed to name them by 5 p.m. EDT April 22. The deadline passed without any response by the Fed…
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Patrick Wood is an author and lecturer who has studied elite globalization policies since the late 1970’s, when he partnered with the late Antony C. Sutton to co-author Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II. He remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order.”
An economist by education, a financial analyst and writer by profession and an American Constitutionalist by choice, Wood maintains a Biblical world view and has deep historical insights into the modern attacks on sovereignty, property rights and personal freedom. Such attacks are epitomized by the implementation of U.N. policies such as Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, Smart Growth and in education, the widespread adoption of Common Core State Standards.
Michael Snyder sent an urgent warning that the bottom of our food chain is going through a massive collapse, with 91% of the sardine population being wiped out in just the last eight years. Due to the extremity of the decline, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to direct the NOAA Fisheries service to halt the current season immediately, which will affect approximately 100 fishing boats with sardine permits.
Like colony collapse disorder, this is not a simple matter of managing a minor problem so that the ecosystem and benefits related to it can be enjoyed in the future. This is a NOW issue, which was reflected by the emergency closure of fisheries along the West Coast in mid-April.
Furthermore, this is not just an issue of seeing your next can of sardines explode in price. With such a dramatic change in this part of the food chain, it undoubtedly reverberates through all other creatures that are affected by the sardine population. This includes predators like the California sea lion as well as microscopic organisms that sardines feed on like various species of zooplankton.
It has been estimated that 90% of this year’s class of sea lion pups are starving due to a lack of sardines to eat. A record 2,250 sea lions, mostly pups, have washed up starving and stranded in Southern California, a 20-fold increase in the level of strandings averaged for the same three-month period over the past decade, and twice the number documented in 2013, the previous worst winter season recorded for Southern California sea lions.
Scientists blaming warm “blob”
Even more concerning, scientists appear to be baffled by the current phenomena unfolding in the Pacific ocean, or simply are not allowed to disclose the real reason behind these massive die offs. What they do know is that a 1,000-mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit), and this giant warm “blob” was first identified in late 2013 and has been wreaking havoc with our climate and ocean population ever since.
For some, the knee-jerk reaction would indicate that this is the result of climate change and the cyclical shifts that occur regularly throughout the earth’s history. With these types of shifts come massive migrations and species die-offs.
However, there is also another glaring suspect that one could reasonably assume has caused these populations to die off and has caused such a significant warming of parts of the Pacific Ocean — Fukushima radiation.
MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Increasing Global Volcanism – Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts For The FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST FOUR DECADES, Sends Massive And Thick Plume Of Ash MILES Into The Sky; RED ALERT Issued By Local Emergency Office; MASS EVACUATION Of 15,000 People Underway! [STUNNING PHOTOS + VIDEOS]
The storm hit the districts of Purnea, Saharsa, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Katihar, Kishanganj, Supaul and Madhepura.Thousands of huts, housing impoverished labourers, were destroyed, along with crops of wheat, maize, and pulses, the Press Trust of India reported.
The principal secretary of Bihar’s disaster management department, Vyashji Mishra, said “communication and electricity have been disrupted and roads are blocked with uprooted trees”. He said the extent of the damage would become clearer after all affected areas had been accessed. Bihar’s director general of police, PK Thakur, said rescue workers were still trying to reach some of the storm-hit areas
As a result, the fires have destroyed dozens of villages in the region. Rescue crews were able to put out the flames. However, the lingering smoke from the widespread fires were pick by atmospheric winds.
The winds carried the smoke from Siberia across the Pacific Ocean and brought it to the Pacific Northwest. Parts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are seeing the results of the smoke, wind and solar light combination.
Beijing was covered in a thick blanket of dust on Tuesday and Wednesday in one of the worst sandstorms the city has seen in more than a decade. As the evening set in, residents rushed to get home from work in the dust, as visibility continued to drop and traffic came to a standstill. It followed a yellow alert from China’s weather bureau, which warned that visibility would drop below 1,000 meters and air quality would deteriorate. The country has a four-tiered, color-coded system for weather events: red, orange, yellow and blue. Although in terms of scale, the sandstorm wasn’t of the highest level, it is believed to have been the worst in Beijing in 13 years.
In some areas, the pollution was recorded at a hazardous level of so-called particulate matter, which can enter the lungs and worsen respiratory and heart problems, and even contribute to deaths. The dust storm mixed together a toxic brew of pollution, given that China has some of the worst air quality of anywhere on Earth, and dust particles, making the air even less breathable than normal. The concentration of dangerous particulate matter, known as PM10, hit 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter at one point, well above safe levels.
Authorities advised residents to remain inside and secure outdoor items that could go flying in high winds. The government also recommended wearing face masks and goggles to avoid injury and respiratory issues. “It’s very dirty, I feel like it is the end of the world,” said one internet user of the scene, according to the South China Morning Post. While another mused: “It feels like we are living in a desert. I wonder how we can survive such bad weather.”
WEATHER ANOMALIES: Extreme Earth Changes In Russia – Freak April Blizzard Takes Moscow By Surprise; Unexpected Cyclone And Snowstorm As Summer Nears; Stormy Winds Rages In Siberia Causing Massive Devastation And Deadly Fires?! [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]
Then this further message came to me from the Lord: 17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by the evil way they lived. To me their conduct was as unclean as a woman’s menstrual cloth. 18 They polluted the land with murder and the worship of idols,[a] so I poured out my fury on them. 19 I scattered them to many lands to punish them for the evil way they had lived. 20 But when they were scattered among the nations, they brought shame on my holy name. For the nations said, ‘These are the people of the Lord, but he couldn’t keep them safe in his own land!’ 21 Then I was concerned for my holy name, on which my people brought shame among the nations.
22 “Therefore, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am bringing you back, but not because you deserve it. I am doing it to protect my holy name, on which you brought shame while you were scattered among the nations. 23 I will show how holy my great name is—the name on which you brought shame among the nations. And when I reveal my holiness through you before their very eyes, says the Sovereign Lord, then the nations will know that I am the Lord. 24 For I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land.
Antichrist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 911 spoke at the Remembrance Day ceremony for fallen soldiers at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery on Wednesday, and said that Israel’s celebration of prophetic fulfillment Independence Day on Wednesday evening, comes thanks to Israel’s soldiers who have sacrificed their lives.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Antichrist Muslims killing Antichrist Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite Antichrist terrorism or imminent violence.
The ad portrays a menacing man wearing a scarf around his head and face, includes a quotation “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to (a)llah” attributed to “Antichrist Hamas MTV,” and then states, “That’s His Antichrist Jihad. What’s yours?”
French police have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on “one or two churches”, the country’s interior minister has said. The man, a 24-year-old Algerian national, was detained on Sunday in Paris after he apparently shot himself by accident and called an ambulance. He is also being questioned over the murder of a woman on Sunday.
France has stepped up security in the wake of recent attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a Jewish supermarket. The man was known to security services as having expressed a wish to travel to Syria, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. When police arrived at the scene on Sunday, they followed a trail of blood to the suspect’s car, where they found weapons and notes on potential targets.
The documents established “beyond doubt that the individual was planning an imminent attack, probably on one or two churches,” said Mr Cazeneuve. “Several war weapons, hand guns, ammunition [and] bullet-proof vests,” were found in his car and home, the minister added.
IN RESPONSE TO reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable to hacking, the FBI and TSA have issued an alert to airlines advising them to be on the lookout for evidence of tampering or network intrusions.
The FBI and TSA note that they currently have no information to support claims that an attacker could commandeer a plane’s navigation system through the passenger Wi-Fi or IFE (In Flight Entertainment) networks, but they are taking the claims seriously. They are currently evaluating the evidence to determine if there is a credible threat posed by intrusions into the networks of passenger planes.
Roberts, a respected computer security professional, has done extensive research into the vulnerabilities of airplane networks and has spoken with Boeing and Airbus in the past about the vulnerabilities, but got little response from the airlines.
The tweet he sent from his United flight was a result of exasperation, he told WIRED, exasperation that his warnings over the years had not been heeded by the airlines.
Although Roberts has said that he did not access United’s network during his Chicago to Syracuse flight, and never intended to, he admitted to WIRED and the FBI that he has in the past connected to the network ports beneath his seat on more than a dozen flights, along with a fellow unnamed researcher. They did this to sniff traffic crossing the networks and uncover vulnerabilities, Roberts said.
Home Run and Global Hawk
If the supposed pilots are impossible or unlikely prospects for flying a Boeing 757 or 767 through sharp turns and complex maneuvers, how COULD those airliners otherwise have been flown?
In an interview with the German newspaper Tagesspeigel on January 13, 2002, Andreas von Buelow, Minister of Technology for the united Germany in the early 1990s, a person who first worked in West Germany’s Secretary of Defense 30 years ago, told about a technology by which airliners can be commanded through remote control.
The former Minister of Technology said: ‘”The Americans had developed a method in the 1970s, whereby they could rescue hijacked planes by intervening into the computer piloting.”‘
Andreas von Buelow said that this technology was named Home Run.
The German went on to give his Tagesspeigel interviewer his overall perspective of the 9/11/01 attacks: ‘”I can state: the planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement. To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers! This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry … I have real difficulties, however, to imagine that all this all sprang out of the mind of an evil man in his cave”‘
Another technology devised by the U.S. military for remote control of huge airplanes is named Global Hawk. On April 24, 2001, four months before “‘9/11,'” Britain’s International Television News reported: “A robot plane has made aviation history by becoming the first unmanned aircraft to fly across the Pacific Ocean.”
Britain’s ITN continued: “The Global Hawk, a jet-powered aircraft with a wingspan equivalent to a Boeing 737, flew from Edwards Air Force Base in California and landed late on Monday at the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh, in South Australia state… It flies along a pre-programmed flight path, but a pilot monitors the aircraft during its flight via a sensor suite which provides infra-red and visual images.”
According to the Australian Global Hawk manager Rod Smith: ‘”The aircraft essentially flies itself, right from takeoff, right through to landing, and even taxiing off the runway.”‘
Now, who or what would you trust for aerial missions as demanding as those of “‘9/11′” (or trust to fly an airliner from one airfield in California to another in Australia): The Arab students who are described above, or the Global Hawk or Home Run technologies?
We have been advised that the potentially responsive records have been destroyed.
If the SEC had responded by producing documents showing that the pre-9/11 put options had an innocent explanation (such as a hedge made by a smaller airline), that would be understandable.
If the SEC had responded by saying that the documents were classified as somehow protecting proprietary financial information, I wouldn’t like it, but I would at least understand the argument.
What was it that motivated Timothy McVeigh into bombing that OKC federal building? There wasn’t any question about it: The federal massacre of the Branch Davidians at Waco one year before. That momentous event, along with the federal cover-up of the crime afterward, engendered so much anger and hatred within McVeigh that he decided to exact revenge by waging war against the U.S. government. As the first step in what he anticipated would be a long, drawn-out war, he bombed the OKC federal building. That was why he insisted on being considered a POW rather than a criminal convict.
What was it that motivated the 9/11 attackers? There wasn’t any question about that either: The federal government’s brutal actions in the Middle East, which had been killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people, especially Iraqi children, not to mention the U.S. government’s unconditional support of Middle East dictatorships and the Israeli government.
U.S. officials didn’t want people to be focusing on such things, which is why they did their best to intimidate libertarians, unsuccessfully, into maintaining their silence.
The Waco massacre can be described as nothing more than legalized murder on the part of federal officials. The event began with officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms getting upset and paranoid over the purchase and accumulation of firearms, including assault rifles, by the Branch Davidians, a religious cult whose members were living in a compound near Waco, Texas. Apparently, the BATF was convinced that this small group of people were planning on marching to Washington and violently overthrowing the U.S. government, taking over the IRS, the DEA, the BATF, the Interstate Highway System, the military, CIA, the NSA, and the rest of the federal government.
But there was something more important on the minds of BATF agents: upcoming budget hearings in Congress. Attempting to garner favorable publicity in the hopes of getting more money from Congress, BATF officials decided to engage in a highly publicized raid on the compound rather than simply arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, as he was walking down the streets of Waco.
The raid turned violent and the Branch Davidians defended themselves from the onslaught, killing some federal agents in the process. That set in motion a nationally publicized standoff that only made U.S. officials even madder. After almost two months, and running out of patience that their surrender demand wasn’t being obeyed, U.S. officials attacked the compound, using tanks supplied by the U.S. military, and injected flammable gas into the main building. The gas ignited and the place quickly went up into flames, killing some 83 people, including children. Immediately afterward, U.S. officials bulldozed the entire site so that no one could investigate what they had done.
Just like with 9/11, the vast majority of the American people promptly immediately sided with U.S. officials. “Good riddance,” was the standard attitude. Not so with us libertarians. We continued speaking out against the massacre. Among the leading libertarians who were carrying this banner into the mainstream press was FFF policy advisor James Bovard.
As I have pointed out in the past, there are people in society who are emotionally and psychologically unable to limit themselves to peaceful protests in the face of grave government wrongdoing. As long as the government is behaving itself, these people stay under the radar screen, oftentimes living out their lives in peace without ever being noticed. But the minute the government commits a heinous crime, this segment surfaces and ends up violently retaliating. That was obviously the case with Timothy McVeigh.
Gradually, through the power of words, reason, argumentation, and analysis, libertarians were successful in raising the conscience and consciousness of the American people with respect to Waco. People began realizing what a horrible thing the feds had done and that they should have just left the Branch Davidians alone.
And guess what we haven’t seen since 1995. We haven’t seen any more OKC attacks. That’s because we haven’t seen any more Waco massacres. The fact is that if there had never been a Waco attack, there never would have been the bombing of the OKC federal building.
By the same token, there is a way to put an end to the constant threat of anti-American terrorist attacks. That way is: Close all the foreign military bases, bring all the troops home, dismantle the national-security state apparatus, end foreign aid, and no more killing, assassinating, torturing, and meddling in other countries.
If we could put an end to terrorist bombings of federal buildings by putting an end to Waco-like massacres, we can put an end to terrorist attacks on America by putting an end to foreign interventionism. It just takes will and the repeated exposition of libertarian values to raise people’s conscience and consciousness.
More than 100,000 Ethiopians on Wednesday protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government’s failure to raise living standards of the poor, with poverty fueling the flow of migrants through dangerous areas.
The government-supported march at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square turned violent as stone-throwing protesters clashed with the police, who arrested at least 100 people.
The protesters said “We want revenge for our sons blood,” referring to Ethiopians seen being beheaded or shot in a video released on Sunday by the extremist group Antichrist Islamic State. The Ethiopian victims are widely believed to have been captured in Libya while trying to reach Europe.
Antichrist Saudi-led coalition jets have bombed Antichrist Houthi rebels in Yemen’s third city of Taiz, hours after announcing the end of a military campaign against them. The strikes followed the fall of the base outside Taiz of an army unit loyal to Antichrist President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Fighting was also reported in the second city of Aden, Lahj’s provincial capital Huta, and the town of Daleh. On Tuesday, Riyadh declared its month-long campaign, which sought to restore the president, had achieved its goals. But it warned that it would continue to take action against the Antichrist Houthis as needed.
The UN says at least 944 people have been killed and 3,487 injured in air strikes, fighting on the ground and attacks by Antichrist jihadist militants in Yemen since 19 March.
Not long after dawn on Wednesday, rebel fighters took control of the headquarters of the 35th Armoured Brigade on the northern outskirts of Taiz.
Antichrist Saudi diplomatic sources told BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, who is in Jeddah, that the air strikes had resumed because the Antichrist Houthis “broke a promise” in Taiz. The Antichrist Saudis and their coalition partners reserved the right to use air power again when they announced the end of Antichrist “Operation Decisive Storm” on Tuesday.
The Afghan Antichrist Taliban on Wednesday announced the start of its annual spring offensive, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials, as well as military targets, starting on Friday.
The Antichrist Taliban typically steps up its military efforts when warmer weather facilitates the transit of fighters and weapons.
This year’s offensive has been dubbed Antichrist “Azm” or “Resolution”, similar to the name chosen for the Antichrist NWO 666 NATO-led coalition’s two year Antichrist “Resolute Support” mission that started in January.
The move follows reports that Russia has deployed missiles in its exclave of Kaliningrad, which borders Poland.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine have caused great concern among Nato states, notably in Eastern Europe. Russia denies accusations by Nato that it is arming the rebels and sending troops into Ukraine.
These haircuts exceed those imposed on Greek banks in June 2012, when emergency loans had soared to €125 billion on worries that Greece would be forced to leave the eurozone. As The NY Times explains, The ECB won’t be fooled again…
Under E.C.B. rules, the central bank of Greece assumes full responsibility for the credit risk when it issues these emergency loans.
But the E.C.B. carefully monitors them, setting limits and scrutinizing the collateral.
During the Cyprus crisis, Jens Weidmann, the powerful German member of the E.C.B.’s governing council, bluntly criticized the head of the Cyprus central bank for inflating the value of collateral to allow desperate Cypriot banks to borrow more money.
By requiring such large discounts, the E.C.B. is making sure that the same thing does not happen in Greece.
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The bottom line – it’s over! Absent Russian ‘loans’ or Chinese infrastructure deals, the “Cyprus”-ing will begin shortly which perhaps Greek depositors will front-run better than the Cypriots.
In what seems like a coincidental retaliation for Greece’s pivot to Russia (and following Greece’s initiation of capital controls), the supposedly independent European Central Bank has decided suddenly that – after dishing out €74 billion of emergency liquidity to the Greek National Bank to fund its banks – as The NY Times reports, the value of the collateral that Greek banks post at their own central bank to secure these loans be reduced by as much as 50%, and the haircut scould increase if negotiations with Europe remain at an impasse. As we detailed earlier, this is about as worst-case-scenario for Greece as is ‘diplomatically’ possible currently, and highlights an increasingly hard line by The ECB toward The Greeks as the move will leave banks hard-pressed to survive.
Following comments from the Swiss National Bank, reducing the group of sight deposit account holders that are exempt from negative interest rates, has sent Swissy tumbling…
The rush out of swiss francs reignites
One wonders if The SNB has licensed Sarao’s “spoofing” algo… EURCHF weakness (+100pips to 1.036) seems to imply the SNB’s hope is that Sight Deposits are reduced (as every central bank hopes… spend don’t save)…
So what does the stock do? The algos are “luvin’ it.”
Why? Because with the company clearly facing an operating dead end it will have no choice but to “grow” earnings through even more Antichrist NWO Crypto Fascist Vote 2 Party Zero Interest Negative Obozo 911 666 Sirius Suicide Vampire Squid Of The Great Walmart Of Communist China Debt Bomb Criminal Banker Bailout Bonus buybacks..
We have mentioned the put/call ratio of open interest on S&P 100 (OEX) options a handful of times over the past 6 months or so. The reason is that this historically “smart money” indicator has been flashing warning signs off and on during that period. On March 3, we posted our most recent update on the indicator as it was on an unprecedented string of bearish readings. The stock market peaked simultaneously and has drifted sideways in the 6 or 7 weeks since. The bearish OEX put/call readings have not relented, however. In fact, the bearishness has accelerated. Even so, we had not intended to dedicate another post to this indicator so as not to be redundant. However, the readings over the last few days warrant an update as they have become so extreme, they stick out on the chart like a sore thumb – kind of like Wilt Chamberlain’s 4th grade class picture.
As a refresher, we typically scan for extreme readings in put/call ratios in the options market in order to fade them. For example, when a certain put/call ratio reaches what has historically been a high extreme, it is often a “buy signal” in that market as it indicates that traders have become too fearful or bearish due to their preference for puts relative to calls. One market that has historically been an exception to this “contrarian” rule is the OEX options market. For whatever reason, these traders have, more often than not, been correctly positioned at market extremes (i.e., high put/call readings near market tops). And while volume in the market has dropped significantly in the past few decades, its non-contrarian status has not seemed to change.
Since 1998, the put/call ratio on open interest in OEX options has been considered extremely elevated when it has risen above 2.00. From 1998 to 2011, there were just 6 days when the ratio got as high as 2.00. Each of those days either came in the vicinity of a significant market top or at least presented extremely limited upside in the intermediate-term. In the second half of 2014 alone, there were 8 readings. And 2015 has ratcheted up the frequency of such readings to a whole other level. There have now been no less than 34 readings above 2.00, all coming in the past 2 months.
And it hasn’t just been the frequency of the readings, but the magnitude as well. Before a week ago, the highest level of the OEX open interest put/call ratio since 1998 was 2.31 in November 1999. The past 2 days have seen readings of 2.77 and 2.79!
It isn’t difficult to spot the “Wilt the Stilt” readings on the far right of the chart, nearly 0.50, or 20%, higher than any other reading on record. And based on historical readings above 2.00, this would appear to be a warning sign. Consider the performance of the S&P 100 following other readings above 2.00 from 1999 to 2014 (it is obviously too early to judge 2015′s readings
Obviously, considering these returns came during a 16-year period of historically below-average returns, it’s not surprising to see them somewhat depressed. However, the negative average return out to even 6 months (-0.02% to be exact) is noteworthy. Furthermore, considering the substantial drawdowns suffered in the aftermath of several of these readings, the above returns may actually understate the risk following put/call readings above 2.00. Consider the dates of the occurrences prior to 2014, including November 1999, June 2003, May-July 2007, May 2011 and January 2012. Of those, only the 2012 occurrence did not result in either sideways action for 3 months (2003) or a major selloff (each of the others).
Of course, we cannot dismiss the occurrences since the beginning of 2014. Obviously, they have not (yet) resulted in anything close to the aftermath of most of the prior occurrences. However, even they have shown to be somewhat effective in forecasting at least short-term weakness. Of the 24 put/call readings over 2.00 since the start of 2014, only 5 really showed gains 1 month later.
The obvious question, pertinent to many of our posts over the past 12 months or so, is whether the recent market regime is here to stay or whether it is the outlier. As we stated in a previous post, we would argue that is is too soon to pass judgement on the indicator’s contemporary relevance on the intermediate to longer-term time frame. At a minimum, based only on the results over the past 8 months, we can accept that elevated readings of the OEX open interest put/call ratio suggest merely short-term negative connotations for the market.
However, given its more extensive history as a warning sign as well as the current “off the charts” magnitude of the indicator’s readings, we can’t help but wonder if there will eventually be longer-term ramifications as well.
Coincidence? Maybe. But since Bill Gross called Bunds “the short of a lifetime,” the last two days have seen German 10Y Bund yields rise (on a percentage basis) by the most on record. On an absolute basis, this is the biggest yield increase since Oct 2014… Who would dare to sell when Draghi has promised moar…
Quite a reaction in Bunds…
This is the biggest 2 day jump in 6 months… (or ever in percentage terms)
a lot of the discussion here among world oil leaders attending the IHS CERAWeek conference is about how the “turning point” under way today will reshape the sector, reset assumptions and expectations, and create new ones.
“The full parametres of this world remain to be determined,” Tillerson said. “In many ways, [it] means working together as we have never worked together before.”
DOE Inventory data confirmed API data overnight with a 5.3mm bbl build (notably better than expectations of 3.2mm and significantly higher than last week’s 1.29mm build). Cushing saw a build that was the 2nd lowest since November 2014 (even though at +738k the build was well above expectations of +550k). Crude prices appear to jumping higher on the fact that production was a 2nd consecutive production cut (albeit very modest) even though we have seen such short-term drops before (and it was only Alaska that saw a drop -3.4% – lower 48 was flat 0.0%).
Inventories rose more than expected…
A radar-like system that fits inside a Wi-Fi box can record health data and keep tabs on your mood – without you even noticing
IT HAPPENS the moment you walk in: without you being aware of it, an undercover system discreetly records your breathing and heartbeat. Welcome to the Katabi Lab, part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Called Vital-Radio, the system needs no sensors attached to the body, yet is nearly as accurate as conventional methods. Its measurements are wireless and even work through walls, so can keep tabs on your vital signs as you watch TV in the lounge or read or sleep in the bedroom. The team behind it believe it could be used to monitor and improve patient health in hospitals and at home.
“Breathing and heart rate would be interesting in hospitals if you want to monitor people without having things on their body,” says team member Fadel Adib. But the system could have a more surprising application: inferring our emotional state. What’s more, it could be built into a home Wi-Fi router, making it a hub not just for internet connections but also for collecting health data.
When a 911 call comes in, St. Louis police now may be able to see the scene before responding officers have time to arrive.
It’s part of the Real Time Crime Center, opened Thursday to bring together an array of electronic resources — including a network of public and private surveillance cameras!
DHS puppet, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said:
“Today is a great day for law enforcement and a bad day for criminals in the city of St. Louis.” That says it all right there, law enforcement considers it a great day, when private corporations work with law enforcement to spy on you. Dotson adds, “Cameras in public space are a part of everyday life. The case study is there, the examples are there, we’re just getting caught up.”
Access to private cameras also means not having to wait for a business to open to examine its recorded images, Lt. Brent Feig said. “We’re really leveraging the public space,” he said.
This is just phase 1 out of 4. Dotson says three phases should be completed by the fall!
The center has access to 140 cameras now, but Dotson envisions a network encompassing the surveillance capabilities of many neighborhood associations and businesses. Chicago police have access to 10,000 cameras, about 3,000 of them publicly owned, the chief said.
John Chasnoff, longtime member of the activist organization Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression, called it “a spy hub for the whole city of St. Louis.”
“This is a big step toward mass surveillance of the city’s population,” Chasnoff complained. “People going about their business who have given no indication they have committed an offense are still being watched by their government and police.”
What police aren’t telling you, is Motorola’s ‘Real Time Crime Center’ is spying on you through numerous platforms:
“Real-Time Intelligence Client brings together streaming video with analytics, resource tracking, social media, voice, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and records information onto a single, intuitive interface with geospatial mapping.”
And it gets worse:
“The Real-Time Intelligence Client lets analysts prepare and distribute live tactical video, recorded video clips, documents, photos and key information to your officers in the field, and to other agencies for multi-jurisdictional response. Push-a-Link and Push-a Snapshot make it easy to distribute video and photos to dispatched units. Real-time analytics monitor video streams and detect user-defined events of interest – to improve response times by alerting RIC operators to crowd formations, dropped bags and other suspicious behavior as it occurs.”
Like many police departments, the St. Louis police use PublicEngines, which ironically was acquired by Motorola Solutions. The combination of ‘PublicEngines’ analytics technology and CommandCentral situational awareness tools give police an unmatched platform for spying on citizens
Let’s not forget how Raytheon is working with DHS/police to spy on Americans social media and license plates. Click here, here & here to read more.
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article describing how DHS is using the police to turn America into a giant surveillance state.
The IACP Center has been spying on social media since 2010. “In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the IACP launched its Center for Social Media in October 2010.”
The Real-Time Intelligence Client brings together streaming video with analytics, resource tracking, social media, voice, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and records information onto a single, intuitive interface with geospatial mapping.
Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri said: “Now they can follow you, keep data, store it and go back and search through it, so we’re going from what might seem like a benign observance of a public square to a Big Brother 24/7 surveillance society.
The surveillance system already connects with the St. Louis Port Authority, Locust Business District, South Grand Business Association and street department. Donations from the Police Foundation, asset forfeiture money, a DHS/FEMA port security grant in partnership with Motorola Solutions paid for the approximately $435,000 effort.
St. Louis police and Motorola Solutions announced the integration of a real-time crime center utilizing Motorola Solutions’ Real-Time Intelligence Client, which helps aggregate and correlate data from multiple sources such as video, sensors, alarms, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management systems.
“It will be 24 hours a day. We’ll have analysts here, triaging calls, listening to the police radio, listening to 911 calls, and being able to direct resources ultimately to catch the bad guys, ultimately keep our community safer” said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.
Lying police chief Dotson admits to having a close relationship with Motorola and then claims, citizens are demanding surveillance!
“Technology is part of police officers lives and Motorola Solutions technology is providing a platform that interfaces with existing systems and provides officers with more information than ever before,” said St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson. “In today’s technological world officers and citizens are demanding it. Ultimately we have a safer community and focused resources because of the technology.”
Police are quoting from an approved DHS media handbook and use bold-faced lies to justify their actions. They claim it’s being done in the name of public safety or to fight terror, it’s all lies.
Police agencies across the country are using Motorola’s Real Time Crime Center:
New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, New Mexico and Kansas City the list goes on and on but you get the picture. Private corporations and DHS are working together to spy on EVERYONE!
For more info. about Motorola’s Real Time Crime Center you should read: “Stay A Step Ahead Of Crime With Instant, Integrated Information.”
Over the past year, Turkey has quietly become the poster child of what happens when a formerly reputable “developed world” nation devolves into Banana Republic status slowly at first, and then very fast.
The most recent update out of the country that Antichrist president Tayyip Erdogan has gradually converted into his own fiefdom was its conversion into a full blown police state: recall a month ago we reported that the parliament passed security laws “that allow police to conduct searches and arrests without immediate court orders and use firearms against militants. The law separately empowered government-appointed governors to order police or paramilitary forces to conduct searches and detain suspects for up to 48 hours without immediate court orders, state-run Anadolu Agency said.” Or for comic book buffs, a state in which Judge Dredds run rampant.
And with Antichrist Turkish enforcement now granted a green light to detain anyone, for any reason, the next inevitable crackdown was only a matter of time – that on free speech.
According to Hurriyet, “a court in the southern province of Adana sentenced Meral Tutcali, who is a sophomore at the sociology department of Anadolu University in the Central Anatolian province of Eskisehir, to one year in jail for retweeting the story about former Adana Gov. Hüseyin Avni Cos, who made nationwide headlines after being caught on camera angrily denouncing a protester as a “gavat” – roughly translated as “pimp” – in November 2013.”
The story is beyond bizarre.
The court sentenced Tutcali for “insulting a public official for his duty,” but later decreased the jail term to 10 months for good conduct during the hearings before also deciding to defer the formal announcement of the verdict.
If Tutcali does not commit a similar crime in the following five years, her sentence will not be executed.
In other words, Retweet something Turkey’s rulers disagree with, and you are going straight to jail.
Tutcali retweeted Zaytung’s news story from Jan. 6, 2014, which reported: “Adana Governor Hüseyin Avni Cos has announced his autonomy. He is more influential than RTE [Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the then-prime minister and currently the president of Turkey.]”
Zaytung, which is modeled on The Onion, is a website that publishes false and satirical stories in a journalistic style, carrying the motto: “honest, independent, immoral news.”
Tutcali’s house was twice raided by police for her retweet, while the woman was also sued on Cos’s complaint.
In November 2013, Cos first denied accusations that he said “gavat,” claiming that he said the similar-sounding “kavas,” which means “rambler.” However, he later confessed that his “tongue had slipped.”
The incident sparked a strong reaction from opposition parties, prompting Erdogan to robustly defend the Adana governor, while admitting that what he did was “inappropriate.”
Cos was later transferred from Adana near the Syrian border to Sakarya in the Marmara region in May 2014.
In retrospect, the defendant’s optimism is impressive: speaking after the decision was announced, Tutcali said she was not expecting the decision and was shocked about it. “I see this decision as a part of the policy to intimidate and pressure people who think differently. I believe I do not deserve such punishment. I have not lost my faith in the upcoming bright days.”
So while Americans lament the decline of the first amendment, keep in mind: things can always get worse before full Banana status is finally attained.