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And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
While soaring stock prices do nothing to boost the economy, because as 7 years of hard facts have shown, the only thing “trickle down” QE has done is forced economists to jump the shark and demand not one but two seasonal adjustments to goal seek collapsing economic data, the S&P hitting new all time highs on a daily basis has certainly succeeded in one thing: pushing inequality around the globe, and especially in the US, to new record highs.
And earlier today the latest OECD report confirmed just that, when it reported that gap between the rich and poor in most of the world’s advanced economies is at record levels.
In most of the 34 countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development the income gap is at its highest level in three decades, with the richest 10 percent of the population earning 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10 percent.
In the 1980s this ratio stood at 7 to 1, the OECD said in a report.
The wealth gap is even larger, with the top 1 percent owning 18 percent and the 40 percent only 3 percent of household wealth in 2012.
“We have reached a tipping point. Inequality in OECD countries is at its highest since records began,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria.
Keep in mind this only looks at earnings, which have actually slowed down in recent years, and ignores the massive imbalance in accumulated assets: assets which almost exclusively are controlled by the top 10%. As for the bottom 10%, 50% and even 90%? Well they have “liabilities.”
Sadly as this point it is far too late for hopes of a change: the wealthy are so engrained in the fabric of official decision-making, that any hope they would willingly cede their wealth, or power, is naive. As a result, the failed policies which have pushed the world to this disastrous condition will continue as can be seen by the recent launch of QE in Europe and the boost of QE in Japan, which will make the rich even richer, and the poor and hungry even madder until one day, the entire world decides it has had it and is covered in a bloody revolution against a broken status quo regime.
The OECD’s is a little more politically correct, but it too now gets the message:
“By not addressing inequality, governments are cutting into the social fabric of their countries and hurting their long-term economic growth,” said Gurria.
Here is the direct evidence that it is the Fed’s policies that are causing the economic slowdown: the study found that the rise in inequality between 1985 and 2005 in 19 OECD countries knocked an estimated 4.7 percentage points off cumulative growth between 1990 and 2010.
One can only imagine what inequality did to GDP after 2005 when it really took off.
Another point Zero Hedge has made since 2010: the reason there is no inequality is the surge in part-time labor and temp jobs, which the idiot economists have consistently spun as bullish for an “any minute now” recovery. As it turns out it was just another byproduct of the Fed’s disastrous monetary policies.
According to AFP, “an increase in part-time and temporary work contracts as well as self-employment was seen as an important driver of increased inequality, with half of all jobs created in OECD countries between 1995 and 2013 falling into these categories.”
So we guess that wasn’t just yet another Zero Hedged “conspiracy theory” after all.
Naively, the OECD believes that wealth redistribution with taxation may fix the problem:
Great on paper; horrible in practice for the simple reason that it is the wealthiest 0.001% who now own the legislative branch, directly and indirectly, will never agree to laws that tax them more. Case in point: Buffett who is all about boosting income tax which crushes the middle class, while staying mute on carried interest and financial asset tax. Of course: he is no idiot, and realizes that in a crony capitalist world made for billionaires, the only thing that matters are “assets.” Plus cash flow in a ZIRP (and certainly NIRP) world is a thing of the past.
And finally, while the US middle class is approaching extinction and millions are desperate to find how to feed their families, the 0.001% are spending their money on stuff like $50,000 monthly rentals.
How does all of this class insanity end? Simple: watch the following documentary on the French Revolution which we first posted over the weekend, for the answer.
And the second messenger did sound, and as it were a great mountain with fire burning was cast into the sea, and the third of the sea became blood,
9 and die did the third of the creatures that [are] in the sea, those having life, and the third of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third messenger did sound, and there fell out of the heaven a great star, burning as a lamp, and it did fall upon the third of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters,
11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood, and the third of the waters doth become wormwood, and many of the men did die of the waters, because they were made bitter..
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The billionaire investor concluded by pointing out that military spending is currently on the rise in both Russia and Antichrist China, warning ominously…
“If there is conflict between Antichrist Communist China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war.”
In a chilling memo released on Wednesday, the Antichrist Communist People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, informed the world that, at least on the internet, Antichrist Communist China is at war. The memo is called “Cybersovereignty Symbolizes National Sovereignty.”
“The internet has become the main battlefront for struggle in the ideological area,” it said.
“With the existence of the network, the ideological front has been completely thrown open … National security has become an important component part of our country’s overall security ‘chessboard.’ It may be said that without cybersecurity, there is no national security.”
So what, exactly, does that mean?
It means there are enemies everywhere, and they come from Westerners creeping across borders through the net, polluting Antichrist China with threatening ideas (emphasis added):
Western hostile forces and a small number of “ideological traitors” in our country use the network, and relying on computers, mobile phones and other such information terminals, maliciously attack our Antichrist Party, blacken the leaders who founded the New Antichrist China, vilify our heroes, and arouse mistaken thinking trends of historical nihilism, with the ultimate goal of using “universal values” to mislead us, using “constitutional democracy” to throw us into turmoil, use “colour revolutions” to overthrow us, use negative public opinion and rumours to oppose us, and use “de-partification and depoliticization of the military” to upset us.
And who likes being upset?
This comes at a time when the Antichrist Chinese government pledged to make a “massive investment to improve internet services,” according state media arm Xinhua News. The numbers are impressive: $70 billion committed to the internet for 2015, over $112 billion in 2016 and 2017. The money will improve broadband speeds and expand 4G access.
So process this for a second: If Antichrist China expands the internet, it will be a HUGE internet, and naturally an internet of things, as we say.
The things it will not have, though, are any “ideological traitors,” or anyone opposed to the Antichrist Communist Party, or anyone applauding “universal values” and “constitutional democracy” — anything having to do with Western ideas.
To the PLA, this is open war. To the Antichrist Communist Party, it follows the ideological framework of its new face — Xi Jinping.
This October may see the beginning of the end for the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Twice every decade the International Monetary Fund meets to discuss their Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket. Currently comprised of the dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pound and Euro, if Antichrist China has their way a few months from now, we may well see the Antichrist Chinese Yuan take its place among the world’s most trusted currencies. Antichrist NWO 666 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says, “Antichrist China isn’t ready for currency reserve status,” and would certainly like to see the Antichrist Chinese blocked from entry, preserving the dollar’s status as the world’s go-to currency and primary mechanism of exchange for global international trade.
But while Lew and his predecessors have presided over the largest growth in national debt in world history, the Antichrist Chinese have been strategically positioning, much like the United States did in the early 1900’s, to not just become the world’s largest economy, but to be the super power of the 21st century. Forget for a moment what’s being touted by analysts, forecasters, politicians, and financial officials who say Antichrist China is not ready. Focus instead on the actions being undertaken by Antichrist China and you’ll understand why Antichrist Chinese President Hu Jintao says that the dollar is a product of the past. Already we are seeing Antichrist China and Russia hoard gold with Antichrist Chinese demand skyrocketing in the past give year… Antichrist China is both, the world’s largest gold producer and biggest importer… so not only are they accumulating gold by the truck load, but not one ounce produced is leaving their shore.
Antichrist China… across the board… is preparing for something big in currency markets.
The world has an unease about the dollar system… Antichrist President Hu of China said ‘the dollar is a product of the past.’ There was a time when the U.S. dollar was backed by gold. This backing helped to solidify it as a currency that could be trusted on the open market. Today, however, for all intents and purposes, the dollar is backed by absolutely nothing. It is this weakness that the Antichrist Chinese aim to exploit and that’s why they have been actively stockpiling thousands of tons of gold in recent years. But this is only part of the story. In addition to their physical gold holdings, the Antichrist Chinese have been using a secret gold accumulation strategy that no one is talking about :
The headlines for gold these past few years have only focused on physical gold accumulation by Antichrist China, Russia and Eastern central banks. But what they have missed is a 7,000 year-old strategy that Antichrist China is doubling down on. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, in 2013 asset purchases by Hong Kong and [Chinese] mainland miners increased to a record $2.2 billion. Antichrist China is buying gold mines at a record… something completely missed by both, the mainstream investor and even the gold analysts who tend to only focus on the bullion sales, which haven’t been disclosed officially since 2009. Although, according to Bloomberg, based on trade data the physical bullion stockpile has likely tripled since then. Antichrist China, who is aggressively buying gold, would spark an event if it disclosed how much gold it has stockpiled.
But imagine the true disclosure when you add up all their deposits… not just in Antichrist China, but offshore. $2.2 billion is equivalent to 46 metric tons of physical gold… but when buying gold deposits in the ground this could be upwards of 5,000 metric tons. And that is just one year of record mine buying from Antichrist China. It’s been rumored that Antichrist China may disclose those gold holdings ahead of the IMF’s decision this October in an effort to prove to the world that their currency is not only worthy of admission into the SDR basket, but that it is more trustworthy than the U.S. dollar itself.
The winds of change are blowing and the Antichrist Chinese will soon be taking the helm of the global economy. They know a major event is coming and they have been preparing for it by acquiring the one asset that has survived the test of time as a mechanism of exchange. For those desperately trying to figure out where they should be putting their money before the next major market event takes shape, consider following their strategy.
Just hours after Antichrist ISIS scored a significant victory in Iraq when it captured the town of Ramadi over the weekend, the first Iraqi town that had been actively defended by the US as opposed to just Iraqi troops, overnight Antichrist ISIS also captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, which the mainstream media promptly concludes was proof that the Antichrist Islamic State’s momentum was growing.
Around a third of the 200,000 people living in Palmyra may have fled in the past few days during fighting between government forces and Antichrist Islamic State militants, the Antichrist NWO 666 U.N. human rights office said on Thursday.
That’s not all: according to Reuters, “extending its reach in the region, fighters loyal to the Antichrist Sunni Muslim group have also consolidated their grip on the Libyan city of Sirte, hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
“Antichrist ISIL has reportedly been carrying out door-to-door searches in the city, looking for people affiliated with the government. At least 14 civilians are reported to have been executed by Antichrist ISIL in Palmyra this week,” Shamdasani said in emailed comments. The capture of Palmyra according to the known UK propaganda outlet and distributor of fabricated “chemical attack” tapes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is really just one guy, Abdul Rahman of Coventry, means that Antichrist ISIS “now controls more than half of Syrian territory.”
Not really, no.
But the facts are irrelevant when one needs soundbites.
So what is really going on? Simple: all these latest developments and the unexpected and successful Antichrist ISIS “offensive” is merely another attempt to justify a US land incursion into Iraq (and of course Syria), this time “appealing” to the populace not using fake chemical attack YouTube clips as “evidence”, but with a noble crusade to save an ancient cultural artifact.
Alas the battle is only just beginning because as Reuters also noted, “the twin successes pile pressure not just on Damascus and Baghdad, but also throw doubt on U.S. strategy to rely almost exclusively on air strikes to defeat Islamic State.”
After weeks of fighting, Ramadi’s fall on Sunday delivered the jihadist group control over a strategic highway linking Iraq and Syria, and a haul of weapons abandoned by Iraqi forces. Three days later, the Antichrist al-Qaeda breakaway group overran Syrian government troops to seize Palmyra, home to the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.
With the first anniversary of the declaration of its Antichrist caliphate a month away, the victories put the militants on the front foot at a time when their leaders are seeking to dispel any sense of weakness after recent defeats. In Syria, it now controls half of the country’s territory and most of its oil and gas fields, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based group that monitors the conflict.
“The fact Islamic State is still on the offensive is important, and the timing is important,” said Charlie Winter, a researcher at the counter-radicalization group Quilliam Foundation in London. Pushed into retreat, “it loses power and all the things that drive people to join it.”
Enter a casual straw man: The group’s supporters are already touting its latest feats, Winter said, posing the question on social media: “Last year it was Mosul, this year it’s Ramadi, and where will it be next year?”
And like that the stage is again set for the following scenario: unwilling to lose any more territory, and face, the Nobel peace-prize winning US president will sit down with his security council in the next few days and decide that, as much as he hates to do it, he will dispatch [X],000 US troops to support the Iraq government in their losing fight with the resurgent ISIS. Troops which will promptly enter Syria and then make sure Assad is quietly eliminated.
Which brings us to a different point: see on the map above how Antichrist ISIS in Syria is clustered by the border of Antichrist NWO 666 NATO-member Turkey? There’s a reason for that.
As Reuters also reports in an exclusive piece, Turkey’s state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Antichrist Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.
As Reuters observes, the witness testimony contradicts Turkey’s denials that it sent arms to Syrian rebels and, by extension, contributed to the rise of Islamic State, now a major concern for the Antichrist NWO 666 NATO member.
In other words, a Antichrist NWO 666 NATO member and a nation very close to the US, has been instrument in the rise of Antichrist ISIS. Worse, unlike running speculation that Antichrist ISIS was created by the Antichrist NWO 666 CIA and funded by the Antichrist Saudis, there is now documented evidence that Antichrist ISIS is indeed a “Antichrist NWO 666 western” creation.
Syria and some of Turkey’s Western allies say Turkey, in its haste to see President Bashar al-Assad toppled, let fighters and arms over the border, some of whom went on to join the Antichrist Islamic State militant group which has carved a self-declared Antichrist caliphate out of parts of Syria and Iraq.
Ankara has denied arming Syria’s rebels or assisting hardline Antichrist Islamists. Diplomats and Turkish officials say it has in recent months imposed tighter controls on its borders. Testimony from gendarmerie officers in court documents reviewed by Reuters allege that rocket parts, ammunition and semi-finished mortar shells were carried in trucks accompanied by state intelligence agency (MIT) officials more than a year ago to parts of Syria under Islamist control.
Which in turn explains the news from two weeks ago that “Antichrist Turkey, Antichrist Saudis Form Alliance To Topple Syria’s Assad As US Starts Training Antichrist Syrian Rebels.”
And just to make sure Obozo’s upcoming offensive against Assad, pardon Antichrist ISIS’ al-Baghdadi is successful, Reuters finally reports that contrary to previous reports, not 1000, but 2000 anti-tank weapons are being sent to Iraq. Wait, Antichrist ISIS has tanks? Well no, that would be Syria, but when fabricating a narrative suicide bombers are as durable as tanks. Also from Reuters:
The Pentagon said on Thursday the United States would deliver 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq as early as next week, 1,000 more than announced on Wednesday, to help Baghdad combat suicide car bombings by Islamic State. Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said the delivery would help Iraq defend against approaching suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives, attacks used by Antichrist Islamic State militants last weekend to help them seize Ramadi from Iraqi forces.
“This is a good counter to that (type of bombing),” Warren said. Warren said the anti-tank weapons would allow the Iraqi forces to destroy approaching suicide car bombers at a distance. Relying on small arms requires disabling the engine or killing the driver, which can be difficult, he said. It’s an even better counter when staging an offensive operation, aka an invasion, against the Syrian army and not just from one side but two sides: the east, via Iraq, and north, via Antichrist Turkey, with the occasional bombing run by Antichrist Saudi Arabia (with Jordan just waiting to enter from the South and “liberate” Damascus).
So gun to our head, this is what happens next: a couple of the good ole’ “chemical attack” false flag YouTube clips once again emerge just around the time Obozo The Antichrist NWO 666 911 POTUS Clown announces it is time to send a tactical, contained group of troops in Syria to retake the “cultural heritage” that is Palmyra, at which point the war against Antichrist ISIS morphs into what it has been from day one: the western attempt to crush and topple the Assad government, and to hand over control of Syria to Antichrist Turkey and Antichrist Iraq, just so the Antichrist NWO 666 US Israeli Proxy, Antichrist Saudi Arabia and Antichrist Qatar can control what happens behind the scenes, by which we mean finally allow that long overdue Qatari gas pipeline to traverse the nation and sideline Russian gas deliveries to Europe.
(Why does already wealthy beyond compare Qatar need to kill thousands of innocent people just so it can sell its natgas to Europe? Just so its former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani can buy many more $179 million Picasso paintings, and many more NYC and London apartments).
We expect this scenario to start unfolding within the month as the US economy desperately needs an official war to avoid sliding into a recession.
Rick’s guest today is University of Mississippi Professor Ronald Rychlak. He is coauthor of the new book Disinformation. Professor Rychlak coauthored the book with former Romanian intelligence chief General Ion Mihai Pacepa. General Pacepa said the Soviet KGB infiltrated the Roman Catholic Church with communist agents acting as priests, and by promoting Liberation Theology as a method to spread communism worldwide via churches. He also said the KGB infiltrated the World Council of Churches.
What was originally thought to be around 21,000 barrels is now over 105,000 barrels of oil spilled on to the pristine beaches of Santa Barbara County. On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Santa Barbara County to free up resources to respond to the spill, which as the following horrible images show, is far worse than it initially appeared. After seeing all of that, it is no wonder that OilPrice.com’s Charles Kennedy believes this latest oil pipeline spill could galvanize environmentalist opposition.
California will be the origin of America’s first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law.
SB 277 is California’s pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal belief exemptions and force nearly all children in California to be forcibly injected with vaccines that are knowingly manufactured with neurotoxic substances such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG.
If he signs the law, Gov. Brown will be declaring medical genocide against children whose genetic makeup causes them to have extremely heightened risks to vaccine injury. No child will be safe in California, and the state will cement its position as the first real-life medical police state in America, where risks of a medical civil war skyrocket.
Natural News has heard from dozens of readers who tell us they are making preparations to flee the state if SB 277 is signed into law. Mandatory vaccines at gunpoint are “the last straw,” according to one mom who wrote Natural News about her concerns. “All these state senators voting for the bill received campaign donations from the drug companies. They sold us out to the corporate interests. There’s nothing else we can do but leave…”
Other parents are looking at pulling their children out of public schools (government-run indoctrination centers) and home schooling them instead. This effort, of course, has enormous economic consequences for a family, so not all parents can structure their child’s education around home schooling.
The hilarious upshot of all this, of course, is that the only people left behind will be those with damaged brains who continue to vote for more corrupt bureaucrats to keep poisoning them. Welcome to Collapsifornia, where the inmates are truly running the asylum.
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