Join Dark Journalist in this epic episode as he welcomes Worldwide Best-Selling Author Graham Hancock to the show. Graham has just released, ‘Magicians of the Gods’ the heavily anticipated and long-awaited followup sequel to his classic book
on Advanced Lost Civilizations and Ancient Mysteries, ‘Fingerprints of the Gods.’
The Great Return
Magicians of the Gods is a powerful, knowledge-packed, groundbreaking investigation of our advanced ancient origins and has now been released in the UK and will be released in the US in early November. This pre-publication, US Exclusive preview of the book goes deeply into the startling revelations that Graham has discovered correlating his previous work with amazing new archaeological findings!
Graham takes us through his whirlwind world travels to important new discoveries such as the enigmatic 12,000 year old ancient site at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey that was buried intentionally in an underground complex 30 times the size of Stonehenge!
The discovery of this game-changing archaeological site will rewrite history and support his idea that the history of civilization goes far beyond the standard model back to a highly advanced culture of wisdom teachers called ‘The Seven Sages.’
These antediluvian, pre-flood/cataclysm travelers transmitted their advanced knowledge of architecture, technology and spirituality to developing primitive cultures and were the root inspiration for the story of Atlantis. They were also responsible for the high cultures of Egypt, the Maya, Sumeria, and others that are only now being discovered such as the new findings of a pyramid building culture in Java that is dated to 20,000 years ago! Ultimately The Seven Sages and their impact on human destiny was forgotten by history and survived only in myths that refer to ancient wise teachers interacting with early humanity and gifting culture to them.
Even more shocking is the new evidence that has surfaced suggesting that this advanced civilization was destroyed by the lightning fast action of a devastating Giant Comet. Graham surmises that many of their messages in time capsules such as the complex at Gobekli Tepe and the grandeur of the Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx may be a warning of the return of this destructive comet that can easily wipe out civilization.
Graham’s synchronistic journey from political journalist to exploring the hidden path of the Ark of the Covenant and on through to his breakthrough books and subsequent career as a globally recognized, innovative investigator of our ancient past and the origins of consciousness is discussed in detail.
He also opens up about his battles with the establishment protecters of the old paradigm and the dirty tricks they have employed to suppress his and his colleagues work from being accepted by mainstream science, archaeology and academia, including his recent presentations that were banned from the TED website! In his view the old authoritarian, expert-worshipping paradigm defenders will never accept real evidence outside of their information comfort zone and are determined to keep humanity in a collective state of amnesia about our true past!
Riveting, compelling, intriguing, inspiring and shocking, this is Graham Hancock revealing his truth for all of us in a deep, heartfelt and fascinating way in this special Dark Journalist episode!
^^^Lol, too bad Graham hasn’t discovered the whole Biblical Truth of what is being observed. Lol, those (g)ods are Antichrist fallen angels. His measure of time is completely flawed but even with this guy the discovery process is good.
On one level, it’s easy to forgive those who fall victim to unintended consequences when their actions were clearly meant to promote the greater good.
On another level, leaders – whether operating in the public or private sector – are expected to demonstrate some degree of foresight when making important decisions so that the consequences of those decisions don’t end up being so detrimental as to negate entirely any perceived benefits.
A good example of this in the corporate world is Wal-Mart, where a presumably well-meaning attempt to raise the wages of the retailer’s lowest paid employees turned into a veritable disaster that led directly to a series of attempts to squeeze more “value” out of the supply chain and culminated in this week’s utter corporate carnage (see here).
In the world of geopolitics, the quintessential example may well be the Iran nuclear deal.
Just as “higher wages for everyone” sounds good on paper, “deterring nuclear proliferation” sounds great from a “save humanity” perspective.
However, the fact that Iran has a right to develop technology that will deter its enemies (some of whom are nuclear powers), and the fact that frankly, it makes little sense for the US to take on the role of global nuke police officer given that history shows America indeed cannot be trusted not to nuke people, means that any deal Washington strikes regarding nuclear proliferation is likely to engender a series of unintended consequences thanks to rampant counterparty mistrust.
Case in point: before the ink was even dry on the Antichrist Iran deal, Tehran i) stepped up its on-the-ground involvement in Syria, ii) flouted international inspectors by taking its own samples at Parchin, and best of all iii) test fired a new type of advanced ballistic missile on the way to proclaiming that the country will not be asking “anyone’s permission to enhance defense power or missile capability and will firmly pursue defense plans, particularly in the field of missiles.”
Clearly, Antichrist Iran saw Washington’s stance in the negotiations as a sign of weakness and, realizing that because the deal is an important part of Obozo’s legacy and therefore The White House cannot afford to scale it back, proceeded to defy the spirit (if not the letter) of the agreement at every turn.
Well don’t look now, but more unintended consequences of the “historic” nuclear arrangement are beginning to show up. It now appears as though one key element of the deal may be set to spark a Antichrist Mid-East (and perhaps global) nuclear arms race. Here’s AP:
The landmark Antichrist Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAE’s Antichrist ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the country no longer felt bound by its previous nuclear agreement with the United States.
“He told me, ‘Your worst enemy has achieved this right to enrich. It’s a right to enrich now that your friends are going to want, too, and we won’t be the only country,'” Royce said in a phone interview with The Associated Press this week, elaborating on his testimony.
As an aside, don’t forget that the Antichrist Iran-backed Antichrist Houthis in Yemen sent 45 UAE soldiers home in bodybags last month.
Back to AP:
In a 2009 pact with the Antichrist UAE, the United States agreed to share materials, technology and equipment for producing nuclear energy. In the accord — known as a 123 Agreement — the Antichrist UAE made a bold pledge not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel to extract plutonium, two pathways to an atomic weapon.
Asked to respond, the Antichrist UAE Embassy in Washington sent a one-sentence email that said the “government has not formally changed its views or perspective on the 123 Agreement or commitments.” The Antichrist UAE has said in the past that it welcomes the nuclear deal reached with Antichrist Iran.
However, Royce said al-Otaiba told him that the Antichrist UAE “no longer felt bound” by those provisions of the agreement. While he said al-Otaiba did not explicitly state that his country was walking away from them, Royce said, “I took that to mean that they had the right to do that and that it was under consideration.”
Royce and other opponents of the Antichrist Iran nuclear deal have repeatedly warned that the accord will unleash a cascade of proliferation in the unstable Antichrist Middle East or set off an arms race in a hotbed for terrorists. Proponents say it will make the region safer by preventing Tehran from having the means to produce bomb material for more than a decade or longer.
At a House subcommittee hearing on Sept. 10, Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, quizzed Frank Klotz, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, about whether the Antichrist UAE had contacted the U.S. about wanting to forego the part of the 123 Agreement that restricts it from enriching uranium. Klotz said he had no knowledge of it.
The United States has signed similar 123 Agreements with about 20 countries. The name comes from Section 123 of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act, which requires such accords when the U.S. is transferring significant amounts of nuclear material, equipment or components to other nations for peaceful energy production. The goal is to prevent further proliferation of material that also can be used to build nuclear weapons.
The Antichrist UAE’s pledge not to enrich has been dubbed the “gold standard” in 123 Agreements.
Yes, the “gold standard” in 123 agreements, which means America is about to go “off the gold standard” (so to speak) thanks to Obozo’s deal with President Rouhani. Here’s a bit more on 123 Agreements from the National Nuclear Security Administration:
Section 123 of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act requires the conclusion of a specific agreement for significant transfers of nuclear material, equipment, or components from the United States to another nation. Section 123 Agreements are important tools in advancing U.S. nonproliferation principles. These Agreements act in conjunction with other nonproliferation tools, particularly the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, to establish the legal framework for significant nuclear cooperation with other countries. Moreover, the Agreements allow for cooperation in other areas, such as technical exchanges, scientific research, and safeguards discussions. In order for a country to enter into such an Agreement with the United States, that country must commit itself to adhering to U.S.- mandated nuclear nonproliferation norms. The United States has entered into agreements with the following states or groups of states:
States that have Agreements for Cooperation with the United States:
European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)1
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Korea, Republic of (ROK)
United Arab Emirates
And so, it would appear that America’s Nobel Peace Prize winning President and Washington’s bike-racing Secretary of State have inadvertently stumbled across what might end up being the most catastrophic unintended consequence in the history of statecraft.
That is, the Antichrist Iran nuclear deal may have just caused all of the nations on the list shown above to reconsider their commitment to the “gold standard” of nonproliferation.
So rather than deter Iran – which clearly hasn’t worked, given everything noted above – all Washington has done is cause the rest of the world to question whether they too can take steps towards building a bomb and with that, we may have just witnessed a foreign policy blunder that trumps what we’ve been witnessing in Syria – and that’s saying something
One glance at the map below, showing the current distribution of U.S. naval assets, reveals something that has almost never happened at any time in the past decade:
As the map shows, US aircraft carrier, CVN 71 Theodore Roosevelt is currently on its way out of the Persian Gulf, leaving just the LHD-2 Essex Amphibious Warfare ship group to defend the Persian Gulf and more importantly, leaving the hotly contested middle east without U.S. carrier-based air support for the first time in years.
How did this happen?
According to USNI News, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left U.S. 5th Fleet on Tuesday with no public timeline for when its replacement will reach the Antichrist Middle East to continue U.S. air strikes against Antichrist Islamic State in Iraq in Syria (Antichrist ISIS) targets. While the CVN 71 The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is slated to be the next CSG bound for the Antichrist Middle East, but the Navy would not specify a deployment time other than later this year, a service official told USNI News on Tuesday.
“We’re not going to talk to future operations,” the official said.
That said, the redeployment of the Roosevelt is not a surprise: two months ago the CNN Pentagon correspondent warned that this was coming:
The U.S. Navy will not be able to keep an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for much of the fall season, according to a Navy official. The official said that’s because the Navy has to schedule needed maintenance after years of extended deployments and because of reduced spending due to mandatory budget cuts.
While there have been so-called “carrier gaps” in the Persian Gulf before, this one will leave the Navy without the presence of a high-profile aircraft carrier just as a proposed nuclear deal with Antichrist Iran is at center stage. It also comes as Antichrist Iranian naval forces have conducted low-level harassment of U.S. and other shipping in the region.
U.S. military officials insisted that there would be no impact on U.S. operations in the gulf because the Air Force can briefly send additional, land-based aircraft to the region if needed. Airstrikes against Antichrist ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria are also largely undertaken by the Air Force. The Navy accounts for only about 20% of the Antichrist ISIS strike missions.
Whatever the reason, the Roosevelt is out of there, and the ship is now said to be bound for its new homeport at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.
While in 5th Fleet, the Roosevelt CSG was the largest symbol in the U.S.-led anti-ISIS collation responsible for “1,812 combat sorties totaling 10,618 combat flight hours, taking on 14.5 million gallons of jet fuel and expending 1,085 precision-guided munitions,” as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to a Tuesday statement from the service.
Which probably does not explain why in over a year, the US did less damage to Antichrist ISIS then the Russian airforce has achieved in less than a month.
As for the reason why suddenly the Persian Gulf has an unprecedented US carrier support gap in the Antichrist middle east – one which could last for two months or well longer – it is because the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, which is slated to be the next CSG bound for the Middle East, has been delayed and the Navy would not specify a deployment time other than later this year, a service official told USNI News on Tuesday.
Earlier this month the Truman CSG completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the complex training exercise that certifies the strike group for deployment.Previous CSG and three-ship Amphibious Ready Group deployments were often extended to meet the demand of U.S. geographic combatant commanders (COCOMs) at the expense of maintenance setbacks and crew fatigue.
Furthermore, this may be just the beginning of key US naval “gaps” across critical geographic regions:
As the Navy continues to implement stricter deployment tenants, more gaps in Antichrist Middle East carrier presence may emerge, several service leaders told USNI News in September. Last month Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy (OPNAV N3/5B) told the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that it would take a directive from the Secretary of Defense to the Navy to extend the deployment of a carrier to longer than seven months.
While extending a carrier is always an option, another option would be “to reduce our global input as to what we can provide [to the combatant commanders] for a designated period of time, and mitigate that presence, that carrier presence, in some other way using our joint partners, using joint aircraft to cover a gap in time in which we may not have a carrier present,” Harley told the panel.
Whatever the future of US naval “gaps” may be, one thing is clear: the departure of the Roosevelt comes at a particularly awkward time – just as Russia is set ting up its own aicraft base in Syria.
As we reported yesterday, “The start of Russian airstrikes in Syria has given new hope to loyalist forces in their battle against a host of rebel factions, including the Antichrist Islamic State. Now Russia may expand these operations into Iraq if requested to do so by Baghdad. Indeed, from its position in Latakia, Russia has the range to strike Antichrist Islamic State targets in Iraq, although further deployment of resources may be required to do so effectively.”
More importanly, Russia can now also reach the all important global “choke point” of the Suez Canal within minutes, not to mention Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and – if propertly equppped – Bahrain, the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth fleet.
In conclusion ,we take one final look at the map up top, and ask if on its way back to San Diego the Roosevelt will be the ship that Obozo uses to send Antichrist Communist China a message as he has threatened to do, by sailing around the contested islands in the South China Sea, a move which Antichrist Communist China has warned twice it will be forced to retaliate against. Recall that yesterday Antichrist Communist China’s Global Times said that should Obozo carry this out, it would be a “breach of Antichrist Communist China’s bottom line”.
“If the US encroaches on Antichrist Communist China’s core interests, the Antichrist Communist Chinese military will stand up and use force to stop it,” the paper warned.
In light of this upcoming showdown, one hopes that the USS Rosevelt won’t be known in history as the second coming of the USS Maddox.
Antichrist Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel.
Rioters set fire to a tomb revered as that of the biblical figure Joseph. The site, where Jews go to pray, was badly damaged.
It came hours after Israeli Antichrist PM Benjamin 911 Netanyahu called on the Antichrist Palestinian leadership to stop a wave of attacks.
Antichrist Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned the arson and said the site would be repaired.
Elsewhere in the occupied West Bank, a Antichrist Palestinian disguised as a news photographer stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military said.
It said the Antichrist Palestinian attacker was shot dead in the incident in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, next to Hebron.
Violence between the two sides has spiralled, with near-daily stabbings by Antichrist Palestinians of Israelis this month.
Seven Israelis have been killed and dozens wounded in the stabbings and some gun attacks. At least 30 Antichrist Palestinians, including several of the attackers, have been killed in the growing unrest.
The upsurge began last month when tensions at a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem revered by Jews and Antichrist Muslims boiled over amid rumours Israel planned to relax long-standing rules to increase Jewish rights at the complex. Israel has repeatedly denied such claims.
^^^To burn Joseph’s tomb is a sign that you are not only going to Hell, it’s provides the Israelis cause to send you there quickly. By the Antichrist muslim standard their enemies have cause to burn down the Dome Of The Rock, which of course would lead to what the suicidal Antichrist muslim morons desire, which is the tribulation. Everything the idiot Antichrist muslims are doing is to bring this about. Israel at this point has no choice but to go to war against all the Antichrist muslims. Considering the fact that the Antichrist muslims are being forced into Europe and America, the only reason for this would be to have the Antichrist muslims terrorize the population so that there would be support for Israel in the tribulation. Antichrist muslims are just disgusting, Their so called culture is a pathetic evil violent joke upon humanity, and the evil bastards that claim Antichrist Islam is a religion of peace are only doing so as part of the global Satanic effort to establish the Antichrist New World Order tribulation. This does not mean the idiot Antichrist jews that supported and support the communist revolution in Russia, the socialist in Europe, and the ”Progressives/NWO Socialists Obozo Clowns and the global Central Banker Cabal are not guilty as Hell, they are.
The Antichrist spiritual reality upon this generation is pouring out like a flood among the nations and Israel and this is exactly what leads to the Great Tribulation. Christians are overcome. The idiot Catholics have an absolutely evil leadership, the secular governments now openly call Christians domestic terrorists and bigots while providing aid and comfort to their Antichrist benefactors from Antichrist muslims to illegal aliens all while continuing the corporate takeover effort to usurp the direct lawful rule of the domestic populations of Europe and America as their effort to destabilize the Antichrist Middle East and the global market has been conducted. If you can’t see how Satan has moved among the nations and Israel at this prophetic point you are truly spiritually blind. The Antichrist spirit has corrupted the so called christian majority of the world and established the pathetic Antichrist Muslim religion which represents the insanity of the Middle East and Asia. Satan has cursed Asia with Antichrist Communist China and truly insane North Korea. The Combination of Antichrist Communists, Antichrist Muslims, Antichrist NWO Socialist Progressives etc.. amounts to a world that has become Babylon Sodom and Egypt all wrapped into one singular Antichrist voice of contempt. This is certainly as it was in the days of Noah, and to think that the future holds promise, and not tribulation, is a sign of a insanity and the prophetic strong delusion of fools bound for Hell.
^^^Notice how among the so called religious leaders you never ever hear anyone making the point that Christ raised The Temple 3 Days after he suffered the pain of being being rejected and crucified. Even Mark Biltz and others quote scriptures describing the restoration of all things while making the suggestion that the Word Of our Father in Christ within the scriptures points to the restoration of a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem. The sad thing is people like this forget the image of The Holy Spirit Of Our Father In Christ and New Jerusalem coming down with the Saints that were risen up from the grave and those of us about to be called and risen up alive upon the revelation of His return. The currently Antichrist Jews in Israel are not restoring order, lol, the fulfillment of prophecy is a confirming blessing to be witnessed among the nations and Israel.
What is happening according to the scriptures is not changing the fact that the idiot Antichrist Jews and Antichrist Muslims are warring against each other over The Holy Land Of Our Father in Christ as Antichrists that have rejected the true rebuilt Temple, which if quantified properly amounts to the rejecting their own salvation. The Antichrist jews are deceived and the Antichrist muslims are just plain insane dipshits, Their combined efforts do nothing for their ultimate eternal salvation. People that say ”pray for the peace of Israel”, like Paul Begley, Mark Biltz etc… never follow up with the scripture that says when you hear them cry peace and security sudden destruction comes. That is the prophetic reality of praying for the peace of Israel when it comes to the fools that reject Yahshua Christ Jesus. The restored Temple and eternal rest in peace is New Jerusalem Come down upon the Earth after the false peace is proclaimed and the tribulation era begins to slaughter humanity as it is written.
The U.N. is certainly the body that shall be used to seal the prophetic false peace. The reality at hand certainly looks impossible for that, but it only takes one WMD event to ”change” everything. Just like the comic book scenario of the ”Watchmen”, when weapons of mass destruction detonate the call for the prophetic false peace, the fulfillment of the false peace can be sealed and the ensuing global economic crisis as a result shall provide the ability to implement the global Mark of the Beast ”security matrix” now poised for the global New World Order two state final solution.
Considering the Antichrist perspective, being that Israel is the protected Holy Land, the Antichrist in Israel has no choice, it is written.
P.S. Mark Biltz, Paul Begley are excellent Christians, but everyone requires correction or some clarification. Just touting some typical ”pray for the peace of Israel” is pure political nonsense, all nations including Israel, drink from the same Antichrist Cup of Fornication. The land of Israel is the prophetic ”point of order” and the Antichrist Jews called back to Israel does not mean they are Holy because they have returned back to the Holy Land of our Father in Christ. It means they are a chosen people, the first to receive the revelation of our Father in Christ going back to Adam Moses and Yahshua Christ Jesus. A remnant within Israel and the nations shall be risen.
Since we first exposed (and explained) the Black-sh Swan-link nature of the options market’s Skew Index, the mainstream media has lept to various conclusions (from ignore it, like everything else, to ‘wow’). However, what is crucial to comprehend is that the soaring Skew is occurring at the same time as a collapsing VIX.
And stunningly, what we have seen over the last two days is somewhat unprecedented – VIX has continued to collapse into option expiration (and we know the pattern that occurs after opex)
…as SKEW has soared to new all-time record highs.
As a reminder, Skew measures the perceived tail risk of the market via the pricing of out-of-the-money options
Generally, a rise in skew indicates that ‘crash protection’ is in demand among institutional investors (institutional/professional investors are the biggest traders in SPX options).
What this looks like to us is a managed collapse of VIX (that is at-the-money-ish options volatility) which signals to the mainstream that all is well and is levered to drive stocks higher into option expiration (as we have seen above 8 times in a row) while at the same time buying deep-out-of-the-money options to maintain a hedge (of extreme moves).
In other words, professionals have rotated from ‘normal’ risk protection to ‘extreme’ risk protection at the largest pace on record all the while fooling the mainstream investor who sees a declining VIX and continues to pick up pennies in front of the steamroller.
As we explained previously,
An unusual move in the skew index (which historically oscillates approximately between a value of 100 and 150) is especially interesting when it diverges strongly from the VIX, which measures at the money and close to the money front month SPX option premiums.
Basically what a ‘low VIX/high skew’ combination is saying is: ‘the market overall is complacent, but big investors perceive far more tail risk than usually’ (it is exactly the other way around when the VIX is high and SKEW is low).
In other words, a surprising increase in realized volatility may not be too far away… and with OpEx looming, we suspect today or Monday will be the day.
This wasn’t supposed to happen.
With the mainstream media, at least the majority that is left of center, flooded with story after story touting Obozocare’s success, the news coming this morning from Denver that Colorado’s largest nonprofit health insurer and participant in that state’s insurance exchange Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016, was a slap in the face for the Obozo administration’s crowning achievement.
According to AP, the health insurer announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That’s because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn’t be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established.
Wait, wasn’t the whole point behind Obozocare to subsidize health insurance for everyone, and especially the poor? Or was the whole point of the “Affordable” Care Act merely to herd as many Americans into the clutches of the few for-profits, after the non-profit cooperatives finally read the fine print and realized they have no chance of being profitable under the new regime?
The plot thickens: in a statement announcing its closure Friday, Colorado HealthOP said it was “well on its way” to repaying some $72.3 million it has borrowed from the federal fund. The co-op reported a net loss of $23 million last year. In other words, the company burned through some $23 million in taxpayer funds and it didn’t even get a lousy shirt to show for it.
Ironically, on the company’s website, we read the following about the Co-Op’s business model:
if our revenues exceed our costs, the surplus will be reinvested to directly benefit members—through lower premiums, expanded benefits, or quality improvements.
Well, no risk of that ever happening now. What the insurer failed to point out is that if costs exceed its revenues, it will be promptly liquidated and massive corporations will be the sole beneficiaries.
Naturally, the CEO was furious: Colorado HealthOP CEO Julia Hutchins called the de-certification “irresponsible and premature.”
She is not alone – as it turns out HealthOP was just the fifth casualty of a program which with every passing months is being exposed as nothing but a tax-backed piggy bank for the mega insurance corporations. “The Colorado announcement makes the co-op at least the fifth in the nation to collapse. Similar nonprofit insurers have already failed in Louisiana, Iowa/Nebraska, Nevada and New York. A health insurance cooperative in Tennessee announced this week that it would stop offering new policies.
Expect even more failures ahead of open enrollment for 2016 starts on November 1. The Colorado Division of Insurance must first certify insurers before they’re allowed to sell plans, so the de-certification essentially puts Colorado HealthOP out of business.
Back to the HealthOP CEO who added that “the Division has let local and national politics hurt Coloradans’ access to low-cost healthcare options and assessed Colorado taxpayers with significant avoidable costs,” Hutchins said in the statement.
Actually they became unavoidable the moment the deeply compromised and ideologically partisan Supreme Court imposed the Obozocare tax on Americans, with few if any realizing the monetary implications of the new insurance regime.
While it won’t provide much comfort to Colorado HealthOp, which is now winding down, its board of directors has requesting that the state allow a board-appointed independent consumer protection ombudsman to assist through the shut-down.
In other words, even more millions in taxpayer funds will now be spent to liquidate the health insurer.
And while the lame duck president hardly cared as his legacy achievement will soon be some other president’s problem, Republicans quickly took to gloating and pointed to the co-op’s closure as “a sad but predictable outcome.”
“Taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in loans given out to the CO-OP, money that will likely never be repaid,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said in a statement after the announcement. “The years since Obozocare’s passage have been marked by crisis after crisis in healthcare, and it’s far past time for a new plan.”
But wait, there’s more. Now that the numbers are being crunched, and hyperbole and propaganda are finally making way for math, someone figured out that Colorado HealthOP’s closure could be bad news for everyone shopping on Colorado’s health insurance exchange.
A Republican state lawmaker who serves on an oversight committee that has reviewed Colorado HealthOP’s finances, Rep. Lang Sias of Arvada, said “rates for everyone are expected to go up next year. Colorado HealthOP accounted for nearly 40 percent of the exchange’s total customers.”
“They’re all going to be paying more, on average, I would expect,” Sias said.
And as more Americans get letters in the mail such as the one below kindly informing them their health insurance premiums are rising by 60% crushing any desire to splurge modest “gas savings” on discretionary purchases..
The sea ice cover of the Southern Ocean reached its yearly maximum extent on October 6, 2015. Sea ice cover at its maximum has spread across the area of 18.83 million square kilometers (7.27 million square miles), which puts it both on the 22nd lowest and 16th highest maximum extent ever recorded. This is roughly in the middle of the record of Antarctic maximum extents compiled over the last 37 years.
This year’s maximum sea ice extent occurred later than usual, as the mean date of the Antarctic maximum was September 23, in the climatological period between 1981 and 2010, NASA reported on October 15. The 2015 Antarctic maximum sea ice extent is also the lowest recorded since 2008, which is quite a bit smaller than over the three previous years.
Antarctic sea ice cover has been growing irregularly this year – it was much higher than usual for most of the first half of the year, flattened out in mid-July and then fell below normal levels during mid-August.
By September, the cover has somewhat recovered, although it’s still 1.33 million square kilometers (513 515 square miles) below the record maximum extent of 2014.
This year’s behavior of sea ice cover is most likely influenced by the strong El Niño weather phenomena, responsible for warming up the surface waters of the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.
El Niño causes higher sea level pressure, warmer air temperature and warmer sea surface temperature in the Amundsen, Bellingshausen and Weddell seas in west Antarctica that affect the sea ice distribution.
“After three record high extent years, this year marks a return toward normalcy for Antarctic sea ice. There may be more high years in the future because of the large year-to-year variation in Antarctic extent, but such extremes are not near as substantial as in the Arctic, where the declining trend towards a new normal is continuing,” said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Reading for October 17, 2015 ~ Cheshvan 4, 5776
Gen. 6:9-11:32 ~ Is. 66:1-24 ~ Matt 3-4