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There’s a lot to be worried about going into 2016 both in terms of financial markets and in terms of geopolitical concerns.
We outlined the risks that pervade capital markets earlier today on the way to noting that the sellside penguin brigade seems to believe that somehow, nothing can derail the market’s momentum going forward. Here are the potential landmines investors face going into the new year:
soaring junk bond redemptions;
rising investment grade (and high yield) yields pressuring corporate buybacks;
record corporate leverage and sliding cash flows;
Chinese devaluation back with a vengeance;
capital outflows from EM accelerating as dollar strength returns;
corporate profits and revenues in recession;
CEOs most pessimistic since 2012,
oh and the Fed’s first rate hike in 9 years expected to soak up as much as $800 billion in excess liquidity
As ominous as all of that most assuredly is, the geopolitical outlook is even scarier. Here’s a rundown of some of the key issues politicians will need to grapple with in 2016:
Syria’s seemingly intractable civil war
the still simmering conflict in Ukraine
Brazil’s political crisis which threatens to keep one of the world’s most important emerging markets mired in a stagflationary nightmare
a migrant crisis that threatens to tear Europe apart at the seams
the resurgence of the far left and far right as voters lose faith in the political status quo
In fact, we’ve already seen quite a few black swan landings in the past several months. Here’s our black swan map (click the image to read the background):
For those who can’t get enough black swans, we present excerpts from a new infographic put together by Bloomberg, who outlines 10 “worst case scenarios” for 2016 as dreamed up by “dozens of former and current diplomats, geopolitical strategists, security consultants, and economists” (“Scenario #3 is priceless):
For the entire list, including “Putin sidelines America,” and “Trump wins the White House,” see the full infographic here.
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Any ideas about junk bonds outperforming because of the booming economy confirmed by a monetary policy rate hike has been killed and buried. Conventionally, it was assumed that interest rates are not the primary “risk” parameter for high yield corporates of all flavors, and that is correct. Junk issues and lower tier obligors are creatures of the credit cycle, thus we are forced to conclude that the blowup in corporates spreading down the scales is a direct contradiction to “transitory” and the economic scenario envisioned by rising interest rates (as a matter of intentional policy).
Now that it is becoming more widely accepted that oil prices are not set for the expected return, even among economists that vociferously resisted any such idea, that leaves a few other fundamental conventions twisting precariously in the blowing financial winds. Oil prices were not long ago the primary, if not only, silver lining that could be derived from the oil collapse. If oil prices were going to work against the “anchored inflation expectations” that monetary policy depends so much upon, at least there was some “benefit” in that low oil prices were widely predicted to spur some sectors and if not completely offset any damage to inflation expectations then at least provide a cushioning “tax cut.”
Mainly, retailers and transportation sectors would be at the front end of that “stimulus.” If you take the part that oil prices are meaningless in relating the general economic direction, both of those sectors should have done, and continue to do, very well as oil prices provide benefits on top of the economy as it continues to perform. From February:
But in general, low oil prices “are an unambiguous positive for the U.S. economy,” says Chris Lafakis, Moody’s Analytics’ senior economist, who notes that there will be many industries that could reap higher profits as a result…
Many industries that depend heavily on consumer spending will get a big boost from lower oil prices, says Lafakis. “Lower oil prices act as a tax cut,” he says, adding that if oil prices fall from an average of $93 per barrel in 2014 to an average of $63 in 2015, that would be the equivalent of a $90 billion tax cut for the American consumer. “That’s not a small stimulus we’re talking about,” he says.
Lower gas prices will be a big boon to the transportation industry, says John Challenger, the CEO of staffing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas–thanks to the fact that a lot of transportation companies’ costs come from fuel. Thus shipping companies like FedEx FDX, -0.69% and UPS UPS, +0.08% freight airlines, trucking companies and marine transportation companies are likely to see a boost.
By Mr. Lafakis’ math, then oil prices at $35, averaging somewhere just in the $40’s, would be an inordinately tremendous consumer boost. As late as mid-August, just before the global liquidations, this was repeated as conventional wisdom:
As oil prices continue to drop, certain industries stand to benefit. These fall into two main categories. The first should come as no surprise: industries, like airlines and transportation, for which oil is a direct and significant cost (lower oil prices improve their profitability). The other industries that benefit from lower oil prices are those that are dependent on consumer spending. When consumers spend less on fuel, they have more disposable income for other purchases.
It does appear as if that theme was the dominant trading practice exercised in the first part of the oil collapse. Both retailers and transportation industry stocks were well-bid as oil prices fell apart in late 2014 and into 2015 (particularly after the events of October 15, 2014). The transportation sector, at least as viewed through the Dow Jones Transportation Index, remained elevated until early April while the retailer segment, using S&P’s retail sector ETF tracker, continued well on into mid-July.
Since that transition in mid-year, oil prices have again persisted rather than rebounded and of late have turned to new “cycle” lows. Yet, neither transportation nor retailers have traded as if further benefits were accruing in terms of that “stimulus.” This is not to say that stock investors have boarded the recession view, only that there is a clear shift in risk perception that has undoubtedly rebalanced and reprioritized risk parameters. If the left side of the chart above was risks being viewed very favorable in terms of the economic fallout of low oil prices, the right is undoubtedly (much) less certain.
It may not be anywhere close to the paradigm shift of junk debt, but it shows, I believe, how risk resetting is taking place in far more than just junk. The spectrum of risk being traded even in the most favorable of places, such as stocks, has clearly been altered and there is now less uniformity on what all this financial reconstitution might actually mean. “Everyone” was with Janet Yellen, and a great deal still are, but the doubts about her (and economists’) ability to survey the economic landscape are strikingly different now – to the point that seriously lingering, very low oil prices are traded exclusively negative all around.
Like junk bonds, the economic component of the traded probability distribution has been widely altered. Increasingly, it seems as if convention recognizes the deep repercussions and reverberations of continued, persistent financial disorder; none of which was expected except by the radical change in money markets that see only a continued deterioration. As my colleague Joe Calhoun noted this weekend, people are truly starting to worry that people are worried. I would only add that it works against them, economists, that they stubbornly refuse any worry.
Common sense declares, as does recession history, that if oil prices so collapse and remain so “dreadful” that something far worse and more primordial is truly at work in the economy – and that is nothing good and that is increasingly what is being revealed.
ust keep shifting the narrative…
1. Dollar doesn’t matter, indicates strong economy relative to the world
2. Dollar matters for oil, but lower oil prices mean stronger consumer
3. Manufacturing slump doesn’t matter, only temporary
4. Manufacturing declines are consumer spending, but only a small part
5. Manufacturing declines are becoming serious, but only from overseas
6. Maybe domestic manufacturing recession too, but the rest of the economy is strong
7. Rest of the economy might not be as strong as thought, but only an “earnings recession.”
8. Maybe full recession, but only a small probability.
Bonus Chart: A Gentle Reminder of The Last Pre-FOMC Statement Ramp…
Today’s stock market brought to you the number ’25’ and the word ‘algo’….
Investors are panic-buying stocks, panic-selling bonds, and panic-pumping-dumping-and-pumping crude this morning…
The machines are in charge…
What happens next?
With humans on the sidelines and algos in charge, this week with The Fed and quad witching should be ‘eventful’.
One of the most spectacular bubbles inflated as a direct result of the oligarch giveaway colloquially known as “central bank policy” in the years since the global economic meltdown, has been the London real estate market. There are many reasons for this, but the primary one is the fact that London was seen as one of the best places for shady billionaires to park illicit funds, i.e., money laundering.
With a cratering in emerging market economies, as well as tax changes in the UK, much of that trade is now over. As such, some players are now scrambling to get out before the bottom drops.
If the following article is even remotely accurate, London real estate investors need to pay close attention.
From the Evening Standard:
As many as 60,000 homes bought off-plan in new developments in areas such as Nine Elms are scheduled for completion by the end of 2017 and many will be put up for sale immediately because of the growing disillusion with London, it says.
It follows the announcement of a three per cent stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let or second homes from April, adding £15,000 to the cost of buying an average property in the capital.
Faisal Durrani, head of research at agent Cluttons, said: “We can expect a flood of supply with non-domiciled investors returning off-plan residential stock to the London market, especially throughout 2016. Based on research obtained from Molier, we estimate approximately 60,000 homes are due for completion in 2016 and 2017.
“Of these, we believe between 50 to 60 per cent have been sold off-plan to international buyers. Therefore, it is likely that up to 30,000 properties could be returning to the market in the coming two years.”
The glut of homes on the market is likely to push down prices of new-build apartments, although most will still be out of reach for most first-time buyers. Developers also fear that the drying up of foreign investment could undermine the viability of future schemes.
Some of the buyers who flocked to the launch of luxury developments a few weeks ago are already demanding their money back.
Adam Lawrence, chief executive of property firm London Square, said between 10 per cent and 15 per cent of buyers wanted their reservation fees to be returned. He said: “If you are buying a two or three-bed flat in Streatham, you are likely to be a normal person who just wants to buy property as an investment — not a gazillionaire. Most people are going to think twice now.
Of course, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time. See:
Luxury London Real Estate Prices Plunge 11.5% Year-Over-Year
Luxury London Home Sales Plunge 26% – Has this Mega Real Estate Bubble Finally Burst?
But have no fear, CNBC sees no bubble in London.
Keep calm and speculate on.
GEOMAGNETIC STORMS: A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) struck Earth’s magnetic field on Dec. 14th, followed shortly thereafter by a high-speed stream of solar wind. The double jolt sparked almost 9 hours of G1-class geomagnetic storms and auroras around the Arctic Circle. Brian Whittaker saw the display from the cockpit of an airplane 35,000 feet above Northern Manitoba, Canada:
“In addition to the auroras, the Geminid meteor shower was very active,” says Whittaker.
More auroras are in the offing on Dec. 15th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of continued storming as the solar wind continues to blow.
THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER IS UNDERWAY: Canada’s Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) is picking up echoes from the constellation Gemini. It’s a sign that the annual Geminid meteor shower is underway. The bright green “hot spot” in this CMOR sky map shows where Geminid meteoroids are hitting the atmosphere:
Geminid meteoroids are gravelly debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon. They hit Earth’s atmosphere traveling ~35 km/s (78,000 mph) and typically disintegrate about 80 km (50 miles) above Earth’s surface.
Earth is moving through the densest part of the stream today. Under ideal conditions this would produce as many as 120 meteors per hour. Winter weather around the northern hemisphere is, in most places, reducing actual sightings far below that number. Nevertheless, as this photo from Iceland shows, even a single Geminid meteor can make the night worthwhile:
DECEMBER 14, 2015
After two weeks of negotiations in Paris, representatives from 195 countries agreed to an international climate agreement. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke to reporters in New York City about the landmark unanimous decision. Secretary Ban told reporters the new agreement is like a “health insurance policy for the climate.”.
Expressing renewed exasperation over the United States’ inability to forge a Antichrist two-state final solution between Israelis and Antichrist Palestinians, Skull^Bones Secretary of State John Kerry says he has no idea how the more than 60-year-old conflict will come to an end. But what’s potentially worse, he says, is that the Israelis don’t know either, even though they have the most incentive to find a solution.
“What is it going to be like, is the question. Will it be a democracy? Will it be a Antichrist Jewish state? Or will it be a unitary state with two Antichrist systems … I don’t know. I have no answer to that. But the problem is, neither do they.”
“Neither do the people who are supposed to be providing answers to this,” he told writer David Remnick in a 10,000-word profile, published in the Dec. 21 edition of The New Yorker magazine and released Monday.
In recent weeks, as the Antichrist NWO 666 Rainbow White House all but rules out a final push for a Antichrist two-state final solution by the end of Obozo’s presidency, Skull&Bones Kerry has struck an increasingly pessimistic note about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Antichrist Palestinians.
In a speech at the Brookings Institution earlier this month, Skull&Bones Kerry said the distrust between Antichrist Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Antichrist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 911 Netanyahu has never been more profound. “Antichrist Muslim President Abbas feels great despair, more than I have ever heard him,” he said.
Those remarks followed Skull&Bones Kerry’s late November trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah, where he failed to secure an agreement on confidence-building measures between Netanyahu 911 and Antichrist Abbas to curb a surge of violence that spiked this fall during demonstrations and Antichrist Palestinian stabbing attacks.
In his remarks to Remnick, Skull&Bones Kerry criticized Israeli settlement construction and warned that “the window for a Antichrist two-state final solution is closing,” a development that would result in a binational Antichrist state of Israelis and Antichrist Palestinians.
Netanyahu 911, as recently as last week, ruled out that possibility during a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. “Israel will not be a Antichrist binational state,” he said. In explaining the lack of progress toward a Antichrist two-state final solution, Netanyahu 911 accused the Antichrist Muslim Palestinian Authority of inciting the latest wave of violence against Israelis.
“In order for there to be peace, the other side must decide that they also want peace, and unfortunately that is not what we are seeing,” Netanyahu 911 said.
A pine tree sacred to Cybele was felled and carried in funeral procession through Rome to the Temple of Cybele on Palatine Hill where it was treated as a great divinity. The duty of carrying the sacred tree was entrusted to a special guild of tree-bearers. The trunk was swathed like a corpse with woolen bands and decked with wreaths of violets, since violets were said to have sprung from the blood of Attis, just as roses and anemones had sprung from the blood of Adonis. An effigy of a young Attis was tied to the middle of the stem since it was believed that after his death, Zeus had changed Attis into a pine-tree.
(The European traditions of the Maypole and Christmas tree still echo Arbor Intrat symbolism.)
Mum’s the word: The U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane has winged its way past the 200 day mark, carrying out a classified agenda for the American military.
The unmanned X-37B space plane rocketed into orbit on May 20 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launching from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station back. The reusable robotic space plane mission, also dubbed OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test Vehicle-4), is the fourth spacecraft of its kind for the U.S. Air Force.
OTV-4 also marks the second flight of the second X-37B vehicle built for the Air Force by Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. Only two reusable X-37B vehicles have been confirmed as constituting the fleet
Mankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned.
The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements.
His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and spacecraft technology to carry humans to the red planet.
Ever since the 1980s, researchers have been working on the development of a quantum computer that would be exponentially more powerful than any of the digital computers that exist today. And now Google, in collaboration with NASA, says it has a quantum computer — the D-Wave 2X — that actually works.
Google claims the D-Wave 2X is 100 million times faster than any of today’s machines. As a result, this quantum computer could theoretically complete calculations within seconds to a problem that might take a digital computer 10,000 years to calculate. That’s particularly important, given the difficult tasks that today’s computers are called upon to complete and the staggering amount of data they are called upon to process.
On the surface, the D-Wave 2X represents not just a quantum leap for computing, but also for the field of artificial intelligence. In fact, Google refers to its work being carried out at NASA’s Ames Research Center as “quantum artificial intelligence.” That’s because machine learning problems that today are too hard or too complex for computers could be solved almost instantaneously in the future.
Due to the specifics of how Google’s quantum computer works — a process known as quantum annealing — the immediate applications for Google’s quantum computer are a class of AI problems generally referred to as optimization problems. Imagine NASA being able to use quantum computers to optimize the flight trajectories of interstellar space missions, FedEx being able to optimize its delivery fleet of trucks and planes, an airport being able to optimize its air traffic control grid, the military being able to crack any encryption code, or a Big Pharma company being able to optimize its search for a breakthrough new drug.
You get the idea – the new Google quantum computer could potentially be worth millions, if not billions, to certain types of companies or government agencies.
Moreover, consumers might also benefit from the development of quantum artificial intelligence. In a promo video for its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, Google suggests that travel might be one type of consumer optimization problem worth pursuing. Imagine planning a trip to Europe, selecting which cities you’d like to visit, telling a computer how much you’d like to pay, and then having Google optimize the perfect trip itinerary for you.
There’s just one little problem with all this, however — quantum computers are notoriously difficult beasts to tame. You’ve basically got Schrödinger’s Cat trapped inside each and every D-Wave. With quantum computers, you’re dealing with quantum bits (“qubits”), not digital bits. Unlike digital bits, which are binary (either 1 or 0), a qubit could be either – or both at the same time! That means you have to deal with all the quirky properties of particles predicted by quantum mechanics – such as superposition and entanglement – in order to program quantum computers correctly.
Oh, and each 10-foot-high D-Wave computer also needs to be super-chilled to a temperature that’s 150 times colder than that of deep space, making them pretty much inaccessible to anyone who hasn’t been stockpiling liquid helium.
And that’s where the AI arms race comes into play. That’s because you have a digital supercomputer — IBM Watson — that also wants to play the AI optimization game. IBM Watson also wants to optimize the R&D process for pharmaceutical researchers to find new cures. And IBM Watson also wants to play in the consumer realm as well, where it’s already at work optimizing the training regimens of top-flight athletes.
And it’s not just Google D-Wave vs. IBM Watson in some kind of ultimate cage match to see who’s better and faster at optimizing solutions to really hard problems — it’s all the other classes of unconventional computers out there. Consider, for example, the new memcomputer, which mimics the way the human brain works, storing and processing information simultaneously. There are plenty of other unconventional computers too, including some that are biological. Not to mention the other research labs and universities — such as Yale University, which recently launched the Yale Quantum Institute — that are also working on their own quantum computers.
What all this points to is the fact that traditional digital computing (what Google refers to as “classical computing”) is on the way out. We’re now looking for a new heir apparent and Google hopes to anoint D-Wave as the rightful heir. With its big announcement that quantum computing can actually work, Google hopes to show that they’ve figured out how to make practical quantum computers for the commercial market.
Any time you claim to have created something that’s 100 million times faster than anything else that’s ever existed, though, you’re bound to run up against skeptics. And, indeed, there are plenty of skeptics for the D-Wave. One big quibble about the quantum qubits, for example, is that the test results were not nearly as impressive as Google claims they were. That’s because the digital computer trying to defeat the quantum computer was forced to compete under Google’s house rules, which basically meant that it had to use the same algorithm that the quantum computer used — and that algorithm had already been carefully sculpted to the peculiarities of the quantum world. Imagine running a race against a competitor in shoes that are too big, pants that keep falling down, and on a course where your competitor can run across and through the track — not just around it.
Going forward, it’s possible to think of two vastly different scenarios for quantum computing. The first scenario is that Google uses these D-Wave quantum computers to completely corner the market in artificial intelligence. Just as once nobody could have predicted that everyone would own their own personal computer one day, maybe people will all own their own quantum computers one day.
The other scenario is that the world moves on to other forms of computing, perhaps using components that are easier to program than qubits. Maybe quantum computers are just too quirky, too hard to program, to solve the types of problems most people want to solve. Quantum computers may be able to optimize an entire nation’s air traffic control grid or fly a spacecraft to Mars, but what if you just want to check your phone to know what to wear to work tomorrow?
Either way, the future of artificial intelligence will never be the same. Thanks to exponential gains in computing power on the horizon, it’s becoming increasingly clear that today’s digital computers have the potential to become obsolete. Let’s just hope that tomorrow’s super-powerful quantum computers don’t become transcendent and try to take over the world.
Two experienced fliers and a space newbie — the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station — launched spaceward on a Russian rocket today (Dec. 15) to begin a six-month science mission on the laboratory in orbit.
At 6:03 a.m. EST (1103 GMT) today, American astronaut Tim Kopra of NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake (of the European Space Agency) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 6-hour journey to the space station. Malenchenko, a veteran of six spaceflights (including trips to the station as well as to Russia’s Mir space station), is commanding the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. The crewmembers are part of Expedition 46 mission to the International Space Station, and will remain onboard for Expedition 47.
“A flawless flight into orbit today,” NASA spokesman Dan Hout said during live launch commentary.
British astronaut Tim Peake of the European Space Agency gives a thumb’s up sign while launching to the International Space Station on a Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft on Dec. 15, 2015. He is the first U.K. astronaut to visit the space station.Pin It British astronaut Tim Peake of the European Space Agency gives a thumb’s up sign while launching to the International Space Station on a Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft on Dec. 15, 2015. He is the first U.K. astronaut to visit the space station.
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When they arrive, they will join current space station commander and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov. Kelly and Kornienko are a few short months away from the end of their one-year space mission. When the trio departs in March, Kopra, a veteran of one previous space mission, will take over as commander.
The craft is expected to rendezvous and dock on the Russian segment at approximately 12:24 p.m. EST (1724 GMT). The hatches will open between
the Soyuz and space station are expected to be opened by 2:25 p.m EST (1925 GMT). Those events will be covered live on NASA TV (and you can view the webcast on Space.com).
The mission is Peake’s first time traveling to space, and he will also be the first British astronaut to live aboard the space station.
“The U.K. has always been part of the European Space Agency, but only recently has it been part of the Human Spaceflight Program,” Peake said during a news conference in September. “And that really opens the door for Great Britain; it opens the door in terms of the scientific community that can now enjoy participating in the scientific research we do onboard the space station. It also opens the door for U.K. industry to become involved in some of the engineering and technological work that’s being done onboard the space station.”
Liftoff! New Space Station Crew Launch Includes a First for the UK
The British government is “rushing headlong into the robotics revolution” with no heed for the many dangers that the technology brings, says a leading artificial intelligence researcher.
Professor Noel Sharkey, an emeritus professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, said that British policies on robotics are “pathetic”, and that the country is “sleepwalking into it, leaving it until we can’t do anything about it, as we have with the internet”.
Speaking at the launch of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) at the Wellcome Trust in London, he said that the government had invested just £17 million in robotics research, and that “the effects on society aren’t mentioned at all”, while the ethical implications of robotics garnered only a single mention low down in one policy document.
He said that millions of British jobs were under threat from automation – he pointed to the rise of agricultural robots that are putting farm labourers out of business – and that the rise of robotic technologies in other areas such as policing and health care could have a detrimental impact on human rights. Elder-care robots have cameras to film residents, he said, while autonomous weapons are increasingly used against civilians: He said that in one state in the US, police drones can legally be armed with non-lethal weapons, and that in South Africa a firm has sold 25 drones carrying pepper spray and rubber-bullet guns to a mining company, to stop riots among striking miners.
There is also a concern of terrorism, he said. “The FBI has already expressed concern about self-driving cars. All you’d have to do is load 50 robot cars with explosives and programme in the coordinates for the target, and no one would be able to stop them.” Ethical considerations for people’s dignity, privacy, and safety need to be programmed in, he said.
The panel also raised the possibility that as robots become more lifelike, they will have a profound impact on social life. “Social robotics has the potential to change who we are,” said ProfessorJohanna Seibt of Aarhus University. Humans cannot help but see lifelike robots as alive, as “social agents”, she said, so we will form attachments to them. She said that studies have already shown that humans are willing to lie to other humans in order to protect a robot.
The International Federation of Robotics predicts that there will be 31 million “service robots” worldwide by 2018, up from fewer than 200,000 today, working in every field from agriculture to food preparation to the military. Andy Haldane of the Bank of England has predicted that 15 million British jobs could be replaced by robots and other new technologies. “It’s time to think hard about the future of the technology before it sneaks up and bites us,” said Sharkey.
He said, “In the 1980s, those of us who were already using the internet would have laughed at you if you’d said that the internet was being used for shopping and child porn.” But because policymakers weren’t thinking about the growth of the new technology, it became ungovernable, he said. “It’s too late to do anything about it now. But we don’t want robotics to end up with [the internet’s] problems of privacy and surveillance and safety.
“We must strive for responsible and accountable developments in robotics, without stifling innovation.”
Apollo. The god of the sun.
It was not a coincidence that the first lunar landing occurred in July and by a craft named specifically, Apollo 11. In a manifold fashion, first with the names of the series of missions required to finally achieve the meeting of the Sun (Apollo – Hermes – Attis – Sol Invictus) and the moon (Cybele – Eve) The Illuminated elite through NASA honored the expected coming achievement of their worshiped god becoming a man on earth.
The initiate priests of the goddess Cybele and her son Attis emasculated themselves during the bloody frenzy during “the day of blood,” making themselves eunuchs by their own will. (For more information on the Feast of Cybele see: Equinox parallels – the Georgia Guidestones, the Feast of Cybele and Halloween.)
What was the true esoteric meaning behind the need to imitate the “madness” of Attis? The elimination of Attis’ maleness points to the act of the Nachash in the garden. He (as the Illuminati believe) willingly inserted himself into a position where he knew he would be “emasculated” by God in order to save mankind. An important addition to this point is that symbolically, the casting off of an obvious mode of reproduction meant that he would have to somehow find the power to resurrect himself in a supernatural fashion, outside the natural method given to men by God. (also a way to accentuate his mocking of God)
On to the events of today.
This was brought to my attention by Perelandra Kilns:
From June 21st (Summer solstice):
“You can see the moon, Jupiter, and Venus, in triangular configuration from left to right. Leo, the lion of Judah, is directly above, and Cancer, the stronghold of the saved, is directly below… Also, The two stars directly over the white house in the background are Castor and Pollux! A triangle – Jupiter at the apex and a base of the Moon and Venus. I cannot help but wonder at the meaning of this, on the last day of Spring. Tonight’s configuration, according to Stellarium, is changed – it was a one night deal. Although, tonight, on the first day of summer, the moon moves under the feet of Leo.”
Celestially, this configuration is occurring at a very symbolically important time. 3000 years ago the Egyptians observed the helical rising of the star Sirius 3 days after the summer solstice. Incidentally, the Freemasons celebrate St. John’s day on June 24th with the understanding (at least by the elite) that it represents the Masonic Circumpunct or Hermathena.
twojohns 2At summer solstice June 21st, Sirius and the sun rise together. On July 4th Sirius finally rises before the sun, although it is too near the sun to be seen. It first becomes visible above the eastern horizon for a brief moment just before sunrise in August 8th which is our time of the helical rising because of the difference caused by 3000 years of procession. (See: Apokalyptō (ἀποκαλύπτω “revealing”) of the Georgia Guidestones for some history and importance of the star Sirius.)
I now believe that this conjunction has ominous significance. – along with the twins of Gemini echoing of the ancient helical rising of Sirius and St. John’s day, they form a doubly accentuated Hermathena.
Perelandra later pointed this out:
6/26/15 was the Charleston FUNERAL (death element) where O spoke. Also the day the Supreme Court passed gay marriage as lawful across the land.
9/11/01 to 6/26/15 is 5036 days. http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=9&d1=11&y1=2001&m2=6&d2=26&y2=2015
6/30/15 will be 5040 days from 9/11/01. http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=9&d1=11&y1=2001&m2=6&d2=30&y2=2015
… If 2520 represents Babylon #1, then 2520+2520 = 5040 equals Babylon Twice? To put it another way, 2520 (the monetary values/standards of weight of “mene mene tekel uparsin”, which was the handwriting on the wall in Belshazzar’s court as described by Dave in Temple at the Center of Time) was indicative of old Babylon’s fall. One “Fallen”. 5040 could be New Babylon’s “Fallen” “Fallen”, i.e., the magic started at 9/11/01’s “culmination”. TO THEM, the “golden age” is right around the corner. Of course also the perimeter of the temple mount and the relation between the perimeter of great pyramid and the moon.
Quick reference for Dave’s posts on 5040, and of course its relation to 2016: http://watchervault.com/?s=5040
Realize that the 5040 number is the combined radii of the earth and moon – or the earth and moon TOGETHER. (Remember who Mithra represents)
Why is Bruce Jenner so admired in the modern media? As the Illuminated recognize, he/she is a modern day priest of Attis/Cybele or a living effigy of Attis. In the same fashion, the encouragement of a diminished perceived importance of the significance of gender honors the Attis concept. Why the adulation and joy over the Supreme Court declaring gay marriage legal throughout the United States? Things are not as they seem to the vulgar – for the Nachashian elite revel at the “signs” of the coming resurrection of Mithra/Attis/Apollo.
The Nachash was cursed, made to grovel in the dirt and yet is coming soon as human god-king.
Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Understand the meaning of the White House in the midst of the evil city and Freedom Tower (formerly the “twin” towers) lit with the colors of the rainbow.
Digressing here a bit but for added clarity later on, the recurring rainbow theme in “Eyes Wide Shut” (I would rename it after my analysis as “Sympathy For The Devil”) is displaying a message hidden in plain sight.
The scene with the doctor played by Tom Cruise (Satan) being led by the two models represents a Baphomet. One revealing women (whom the doctor had met previously) and one mysterious on either side of the Light-bringer were in the process of moving toward his destiny – “to where the rainbow ends.”
“Don’t you want to go where the rainbow ends?”
The rainbow is the coming Antichrist’s symbol, taken from the sign of the covenant God gave to man. The Nachash has diabolically but cleverly usurped it for himself. Why did God send the flood? It was a direct result of the Nachashian intervention on earth. The revealing nature of light via the now discernible colors of the rainbow are as the knowledge held and revealed through the interaction of the Nachash amongst men. Who can understand the method planed by the serpent to raise himself up and rule over men – as a man? It would be, at least for men, a feat as impossible as reaching the rainbow’s end. I believe that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow idea also reflects this understanding that the Illuminated have. When it IS reached, the golden age begins.
The rainbow lit White House and Freedom Tower are evil signs.
United Nations September 28, 2015 On The Feast Of Tabernacles Super Blood Moon End Of Tetrad
A world of problems: the United Nations at 70
UN general assembly: International community
And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, on the day of the December solstice, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. This special day is coming up on Tuesday, December 22 at 4:48 UTC (December 21 at 10:48 p.m. CST).
Glenn Beck, who last week traveled through Europe and the Antichrist Middle East, said on his eponymous radio show Monday morning that he believes Europe, “as we know it,” is “gone.”
“You have to understand, Europe is gone,” the host said. “They are headed for catastrophe and headed for terrorist strike after terrorist strike after terrorist strike. Riots in the streets.”
According to Beck, Europe is in serious trouble because “they refused to listen to the warnings.” And he believes that the U.S. is heading down the same path “if we don’t get control of our immigration and our refugee problem right now.”
He went on to say that he believes the world is heading toward “global war” and that the U.S. will not survive unless it has a “steady” president and Congress to lead the nation, adding an emphasis on the importance of remembering culture and history.
During Beck’s stop in Sweden last week, he said that he observed the country is “being erased” because they are not being taught about their culture’s heritage, tradition and history. But, instead, the Swedish culture is being overridden by Antichrist Islamic tradition.
“They are being taught in their schools to raise Antichrist Islam up while dismissing their own culture,” Beck said. “And maybe it takes somebody from the outside to see it. But as the sun rose up and I saw these churches and I saw these steeples and I saw the way these buildings were made. They were unbelievable.”
Beck believes the U.S. is following after Sweden, “teaching our children that there is no culture.” Beck also insisted that U.S. citizens remember their rights “come from God” and the “government can do nothing to infringe” on those rights.
Russia on Monday said a summit between President Vladimir Putz Putin and Jive Turkish counterpart Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan penciled in for December 15 had been cancelled, with ties between the two leaders in tatters over the downing of a Russian warplane.
The meeting between the two strongmen had been agreed at the G20 summit in Jive Turkey on November 16, just over a week before Ankara shot down one of Moscow’s warplanes at the Syrian border.
“It will not take place. It is not planned,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
Putz Putin and Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Erdogan have been locked in a war of words over the shooting down of the Russian jet, which led to the deaths of a pilot and of a soldier sent out on a rescue mission, and prompted Moscow to slap economic sanctions on Turkey in retaliation.
A furious Putz Putin also snubbed a meeting with Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Erdogan at a climate summit in France late last month and has refused to take phone calls from the Jive Turkish leader.
Tensions remain high, with Russia on Sunday claiming that one of its destroyers in the Aegean Sea had fired warning shots to avoid a collision with a Jive Turkish fishing boat.
Almost exactly a year ago, the media world was abuzz when as we reported then, a picture posted by Ansar al-Din Front, an Islamic extremist brigade, and which promptly went viral showed a Ford F250 truck with a “Mark-1 Plumbing” decal on the door and a militant standing in the bed firing the anti-aircraft gun.
And while most moved on quickly from this story, for one person the picture had a dramatic and scarring effect: the owner of said Mark-1 Plumbing company, a Texan by the name of Mark Oberholtzer, who as many know by now, is suing a Texas Ford dealership (Charlie Thomas Gord) for more than $1 million in financial losses and damages to his company’s reputation, as a result of this pickup truck which he once owned, ending up with Antichrist Islamic militants fighting in Syria’s civil war.
As CNN summarizes, “all Mark Oberholtzer wanted to do was upgrade his ride. What he got instead was a world of trouble from half a world away.”
“By the end of the day, Mark-1’s office, Mark-1’s business phone, and Mark’s personal cell had received over 1,000 phone calls from around the nation,” Oberholtzer’s lawyer wrote in the lawsuit, filed December 9 in Harris County, Texas. “These phone calls were in large part harassing and contained countless threats of violence, property harm, injury and even death.”
Oberholtzer said this wouldn’t have happened if the dealership had just removed the decals before the truck was resold, as he had demanded, thus serving as the basis for his lawsuit (attached below).
But while we commiserate with Mr. Oberholzer, and wish him prompt restitution of damages as a result of unnecessary harassment, a far more important question is just how did Mark’s 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty end up in under the control of the Islamic State.
The answer would be critical, as it will provide a factual, tracable answer how it is that Antichrist ISIS Suicide Obozo SPECTRE Squid Clowns is if not funded (we know already revealed a critical part of that story), then supplied with equipment and perhaps weapons.
The answer is stunning.
This is what the plaintiff states in his lawsuit:
According to a CARFAX Vehicle History Report (see Exhibit B), the vehicle was listed as a dealer vehicle sold at a Texas auto auction on November 11, 2013. On December 18, 2013 the vehicle was exported from Houston, Texas and imported to Mersin, Jive Turkey.
And here is the proof straight from CARFAX, provided in Exhibit B of Oberholzer’s lawsuit:
And the transaction history, with the relevant final clue highlighted:
Presenting Mersin, Jive Turkey, a stone’s throw from the infamous port of Ceyhan and about a hundred miles from the territory of the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Suicide Islamic State SPECTRE Clowns:
Here is what happened:
On October 23, 2013, Mark Oberholtzer entered into a transaction with Charlie Thomas Ford, in which he traded-in his old 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck for a newer 2012 Ford F-250 pickup truck.
Promptly thereafter, the vehicle was listed as a dealer vehicle sold at a Texas auto auction on November 11, 2013
Less than a month later, on December 18, 2013 the vehicle was exported from Houston, Texas and imported to Mersin, Turkey.
Less than a year later it was in the documented possession of the Antichrist Islamic State.
So once again the “missing link” supplying Antichrist NWO 666 ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Clown emerges as none other than Jive Turkey.
For those to whom the Jive Turkey-Antichrist NWO 666 ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Clown connection comes as a surprise, we urge you to reread:
Meet The Man Who Funds Antichrist ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Antichrist ”(a)llah has no Son” bastard Son Of Jive Turkey’s President
Antichrist ISIS Suicide SPECTRE Squid Oil Trade Full Frontal: “Raqqa’s Rockefellers”, Antichrist Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Antichrist NWO 666 Israel 911 Suicide Vampire Squid Of The Great Walmart Of Communist China Obozo SPECTRE Clown Connection
Russia Presents Detailed Evidence Of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade
And while Antichrist NWO 666 NATO-member Jive Turkey supplying Antichrist NWO 666 ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Squid with funding, supplies, weapons or equipment is hardly groundbreaking news, the Ford “clue” poses new and important questions, such as:
who is the Turkish party that ordered and paid for the Ford truck’s transfer to Turkey, and subsequently received compensation from the Antichrist Islamic State in the subsequent resale?
which is the US party which transacts with Jive Turkish counterparts, who ultimately ship US products to Antichrist Islamic State fighters?
is the US party aware that its Jive Turkish counterparty has dealings with Antichrist NWO 666 ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Squid what is the role of the US government in all of this, because it would be surprising that an administration that has sworn it would crack down on all outside assistance to the Antichrist Islamic State would be unaware that “made in the USA” trucks ended up in the Islamic State by way of its fateful Antichrist NWO 666 NATO ally, Jive Turkey.
how many other such vehicles sold in the US and exported to Jive Turkey, have made their way to the Antichrist Islamic State
We are confident that it will be relatively easy for any aspiring reporter to track down the US-based exporter of the Ford truck (and thus recipient of Jive Turkish funds), just as it will be facile to uncover who was the Jive Turkish buyer who signed the receipt invoice in Mersin, Jive Turkey. What may be more difficult to uncover is whether the governments of the US and Jive Turkey, respectively, were or are appraised about transactions such as this one, and if not, then why not?
We hope to be able to answer as many of the above as possible in the very near future.
Hillary 911 Clinton likes to point out that she is not the first senior national security official to conduct official business on a home computer system. She’s right about that, but the precedent should not give the Democratic presidential front-runner much comfort.
Former CIA director 666 CitiBank John Deutch was also found to have stored classified documents — including top-secret intelligence — on computers in his homes in Bethesda and Belmont, Mass., leading to an investigation by the CIA inspector general and a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Deutch was stripped of his security clearance and ended up reaching a plea agreement admitting to his crimes — but was saved by a last-minute pardon from none other than . . . President Bill Clinton.
The parallels between the Deutch and Clinton cases suggest that come January 2017, instead of planning her presidential transition, Clinton 911 may find herself lobbying for a last-minute pardon of her own.
John Deutch – This retired CIA Director from the Clinton Administration currently sits on the board at Citigroup, the nation’s second largest bank, which has been repeatedly and overtly involved in the documented laundering drug money. This includes Citigroup’s 2001 purchase of a Mexican bank known to launder drug money, Banamex.
Nora Slatkin – This retired CIA Executive Director also sits on Citibank’s board.
Maurice “Hank” Greenburg – The CEO of AIG insurance, manager of the third largest capital investment pool in the world, was floated as a possible CIA Director in 1995. FTW exposed Greenberg’s and AIG’s long connection to CIA drug trafficking and covert operations in a two-part series that was interrupted just prior to the attacks of September 11. AIG’s stock has bounced back remarkably well since the attacks. To read that story, please go to http://www.copvcia.com/stories/part_2.html.
One wonders how much damning evidence is necessary to respond to what is now irrefutable proof that CIA knew about the attacks and did not stop them. Whatever our government is doing, whatever the CIA is doing, it is clearly NOT in the interests of the American people, especially those who died on September 11.
And now, a further turn for the absurd…
While it’s still far from common knowledge among the Western public that Washington’s closest allies in the Mid-East are funding, arming, and otherwise enabling the Antichrist Sunni extremists (including Antichrist ISIS Suicide Obozo SPECTRE Squid) battling for control of Syria and working to destabilize Iraq, the massacre that unfolded earlier this month in San Bernardino has managed to focus some much needed attention on the role Antichrist Saudi Arabia plays in promoting extremism.
As we noted in the immediate aftermath of the California mass shooting, the fact that Tashfeen Malik spent 25 years in Antichrist Saudi Arabia living with a father who, according to family members who spoke to Reuters, adopted an increasingly hardline ideology as time went on, underscores the fact that the puritanical, ultra orthodox belief system promoted by the Antichrist Saudis is poisonous. That’s not a critique of Antichrist Islam. It’s a critique of Antichrist Wahhabism and the effect it has on the minds of those who are inculcated by Saudi culture.
Here’s an excerpt from “Antichrist Saudi Arabia Is Underwriting Terrorism. Let’s Start Making It Pay,” by Charles Kenny:
For years since 9/11, U.S. and Western officials have mostly looked the other way at all this ideological support for extremism: Saudi oil was just too important to the global economy, even though many of these Antichrist NWO 666 Saudi petro-dollars were underwriting repression at home and the growth of Antichrist Salafist fundamentalism abroad.
This support for radicalism abroad should come as little surprise given that Antichrist Islamic State is an ideological cousin of Antichrist Saudi Arabia’s own state-sponsored extremist Antichrist Wahhabi sect—which the country has spent more than $10 billion to promote worldwide through charitable organizations like the Antichrist World Assembly of Muslim Youth. The country will continue to export extremism as long as it practices the same policies at home.
More, from “Antichrist Saudi Arabia: An Antichrist ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Squid Clown That Has Made It,” by Kamel Daoud:
Black Antichrist Daesh, white Antichrist Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Antichrist Islamic State; Antichrist Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Antichrist Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Antichrist Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Antichrist Islam that Antichrist Daesh feeds on.
Consider that, and consider the following headline from Reuters which surely qualifies as the most tragically ironic thing you’ll read all day: “Antichrist Saudi Arabia announces 34-state Antichrist Islamic military alliance against terrorism”
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you no longer have anything to fear from Antichrist Sunni extremists because the undisputed Antichrist king of promoting Antichrist Sunni extremism is on the case. “The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Antichrist Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations center based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations,” a statement from state-ruun SPA said.
But it gets better. Much better.
“The countries here mentioned” of course include Antichrist Jive Turkey and Antichrist Qatar. Qatar is a well known sponsor of extremist groups battling in Syria. Recall the following from The New York Times (ca. 2014):
Standing at the front of a conference hall in Doha, the visiting sheikh told his audience of wealthy Antichrist Qataris that to help the battered residents of Syria, they should not bother with donations to humanitarian programs or the Western-backed Free Syrian Army.
“Give your money to the ones who will spend it on jihad, not aid,” implored the sheikh, Hajaj al-Ajmi, recently identified by the United States government as a fund-raiser for Antichrist Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.
Antichrist Sheikh Ajmi and at least a half-dozen others identified by the United States as private fund-raisers for Antichrist Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise operate freely in Doha, often speaking at Antichrist state-owned mosques and even occasionally appearing on Al Jazeera. The state itself has provided at least some form of assistance — whether sanctuary, media, money or weapons — to the Antichrist Taliban of Afghanistan, Antichrist Hamas of Gaza, rebels from Syria, militias in Libya and allies of the Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood across the region.
Now, however, Antichrist Qatar is finding itself under withering attack by an unlikely alignment of interests, including Antichrist Saudi Arabia, the Antichrist United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel, which have all sought to portray it as a godfather to terrorists everywhere. Some in Washington have accused it of directly supporting the Antichrist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — an extremist group so bloodthirsty that Antichrist Al Qaeda has condemned it — a charge that Western officials, independent analysts and Antichrist Arab diplomats critical of Antichrist Qatar all call implausible and unsubstantiated.
As for Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey, well, we’ve covered Ankara’s connections to Antichrist NWO 666 ISIS Obozo 911 Suicide SPECTRE Squid Clowns exhaustively, but suffice to say you don’t pull in $500 million or more per year in oil sales without a state sponsor and for Bakr al-Baghdadi, that state sponsor looks to be Jive Turkey. And the oil story only scratches the surface of Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Erdogan’s complicity when it comes to aiding and abetting extremism in Syria.
Of course Antichrist Iran is excluded from the new “Antichrist coalition.” Here’s Reuters again:
Antichrist Shi’ite Muslim Iran, Antichrist Sunni Saudi Arabia’s arch rival for influence in the Antichrist Arab world, was absent from the states named as participants, as proxy conflicts between the two regional powers rage from Syria to Yemen.
This would be infuriating if it weren’t so comically absurd. Obviously Tehran has some blood on its hands when it comes to promoting international terrorism via the Antichrist Quds and via Antichrist Hezbollah. However, that pales in comparison to the Antichrist Saudis role in creating a world view that indocrinates the masses with an ideology that aligns almost perfectly with that espoused by Antichrist ISIS, al-Qaeda, and their Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Suicide SPECTRE Squid offshoots.
Further, the Antichrist IRGC and Antichrist Hezbollah are actually on the ground fighting the same terrorists the Antichrist Saudis are talking about. So while Riyadh issues press releases, Antichrist Iran risks its soldiers, while the Antichrist Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is busy fighting to restore a a puppet government.
The obvious question here is this: is this the precursor to Antichrist Saudi, Qatari, UAE, and (more) Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkish boots on the ground in Syria and Iraq, just as Iraqi Antichrist Shiite politician Hanan Fatlawi predicted last week? It certainly appears so. Here’s a headline that crossed the wires earlier today (from Reuters):
ANTICHRIST SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER JUBEIR SAYS TALKS ONGOING WITH REGARD TO ANTICHRIST SAUDI ARABIA, OTHER ANTICHRIST GULF STATES SENDING SPECIAL FORCES TO SYRIA
With that in mind, we close with one last quote, this one from 30-year-old Antichrist deputy crown prince and Defense Minister MoHAMmed bin Salman: “There will be international coordination with major powers and international organizations … in terms of operations in Syria and Iraq.”
By all accounts, Antichrist ISIS is clearly the biggest threat to the United States, with the San Bernardino attacks just the most recent to take out Americans.
And yet, the U.S. military and Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown refuse to bomb known Antichrist ISIS targets, including advanced propaganda and digital media houses, that they admit they have thoroughly mapped out – but refuse to strike.
According to the Washington Times:
In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Antichrist Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group’s operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet.
Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown administration concerns about civilian casualties…
The sentiment seems mismatched, as the United States under presidents both Republican and Democrat have not balked at civilian casualties tolls, even when that figure approaches one million innocent lives. While the sentiment seems noble, it is not realistic, and is resulting in propping up the power of Antichrist ISIS further.
Just a few weeks ago, WND reported on how U.S. airstrikes are so limited, that pilots can’t even get clearance to take out a clear Antichrist ISIS target:
Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown has given U.S. military pilots an impossible task: Wage a successful air war against an enemy hiding among civilians – without killing a single civilian.
Pilots who have returned from deployments say Obozo refuses to permit airstrikes 75 percent of the time against the Antichrist Islamic State group.
“You went 12 full months while Antichrist ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” Rep. Ed Royce, R-California, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon. “I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed Antichrist ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit.”
Instead, the American people are told to fear Antichrist ISIS, but not to stop potentially dangerous or radical Islamists from entering the country; people are told that Antichrist ISIS has changed everything, even as certain Western and Arab partners continue to fuel Antichrist ISIS Suicide Obozo 911 SPECTRE Squid Clown armies with weapons, cash and training.
The increasingly glossy and appealing propaganda produces by Antichrist ISIS and disseminated around the world – allegedly recruiting more extremists to their cause – is perhaps too good to be true. Who is really helping Antichrist ISIS to produce world-class media, and why aren’t their facilities being shutdown?
But critics, including a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and some current and former officials directly involved in the project, say the administration’s effort is badly mismanaged and underfunded, allowing the Antichrist Islamic State to maintain a physical footprint of media production houses upon which creation of the terrorist group’s most influential products depends
The propaganda operation’s vastness and sophistication are considered unprecedented in Islamic terrorism… Twelve issues of the group’s official propaganda magazine Dabiq are now online in several languages, including Arabic, English, Russian, French and Jive Turkish. The shiny content, organizational integrity and layout are more thorough and professional than those of many American newsmagazines… [and] using elaborate graphic animations, special effects, live-action speed edits and Hollywood-quality voice-overs.
“Obviously, if we know where they’re producing the propaganda, we should be doing everything we can to destroy their facilities,” said William McCants, a Brookings Institution scholar and former State Department senior adviser for countering violent extremism.
[T]he source, who added that “bombing is absolutely not the only way to take a communications product offline.”
Indeed, there is more than one way to undermine or destroy the communications and propaganda strongholds of Antichrist ISIS, along with its military forces – and yet none of them are being pursued. Meanwhile, Americans are home are being killed by the monster our U.S. government created, raised, coddled and unleashed.
What about American lives that are at risk?
Things that make you go Hmm…
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge has received confirmation from the intelligence community that at least two of the emails Hillary Clinton received on her private, unsecure server as secretary of state were not only classified, but “top secret.”
The sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, told Fox News that while the emails were indeed “top secret” when they hit Clinton’s server, one of them remains “top secret” to this day — and must be handled at the highest security level. The second email is still considered classified but at the lower “secret” level because more information is publicly available about the event.
The subject of these top secret messages? North Korean missiles and a drone strike. Are those not topics that deserve some serious security?
This is more affirmation that Clinton placed American national security at risk by receiving intelligence that was not properly stored.
The Democratic frontrunner has continued to claim her email scandal is a fabricated plan by Republicans to hurt her poll numbers. Little does she know that everyday Americans know better. They want a leader that is honest and full of integrity.
Let Me Take You on a Missile Cruise
The Pentagon is very much aware of the tremendous heavy metal Russia may unleash if provoked to the limit by someone like Erdogan. Let’s roll out an abridged list.
Russia can use the mighty SS-18 – which NATO codenames “Satan”; each “Satan” carries 10 warheads, with a yield of 750 to 1000 kilotons each, enough to destroy an area the size of New York state.
The Topol M ICBM is the world’s fastest missile at 21 Mach (16,000 miles an hour); against it, there’s no defense. Launched from Moscow, it hits New York City in 18 minutes, and L.A. in 22.8 minutes.
Russian submarines – as well as Antichrist Communist Chinese submarines – are able to launch offshore the US, striking coastal targets within a minute. Antichrist Communist Chinese submarines have surfaced next to US aircraft carriers undetected, and Russian submarines can do the same.
The S-500 anti-missile system is capable of sealing Russia off from ICBMs and cruise missiles. (Moscow will only admit on the record that the S-500s will be rolled out in 2016; but the fact the S-400s will soon be delivered to Antichrist Communist China implies the S-500s may be already operational.)
The S-500 makes the Patriot missile look like a V-2 from WWII.
Here, a former adviser to the US Chief of Naval Operations essentially goes on the record saying the whole US missile defense apparatus is worthless.
Russia has a supersonic bomber fleet of Tupolev Tu-160s; they can take off from airbases deep in the heart of Russia, fly over the North Pole, launch nuclear-tipped cruise missiles from safe distances over the Atlantic, and return home to watch the whole thing on TV.
Russia can cripple virtually every forward NATO base with tactical – or battlefield – small-yield nuclear weapons. It’s not by accident that Russia over the past few months tested NATO response times in multiple occasions.
The Iskander missile travels at seven times the speed of sound with a range of 400 km. It’s deadly to airfields, logistics points and other stationary infrastructure along a broad war theatre, for instance in southern Turkey.
NATO would need to knock out all these Iskanders. But then they would need to face the S-400s – or, worse, S-500s — which Russia can layer in defense zones in nearly every conceivable theater of war. Positioning the S-400s in Kaliningrad, for instance, would cripple all NATO air operations deep inside Europe.
And presiding over military decisions, Russia privileges the use of Reflexive Control (RC). This is a tactic that aims to convey selected information to the enemy that forces him into making self-defeating decisions; a sort of virus influencing and controlling his decision-making process. Russia uses RC tactically, strategically and geopolitically. A young Vladimir Putin learned all there is to know about RC at the 401st KGB School and further on in his career as a KGB/FSB officer.
All right, Erdogan and NATO; do you still wanna go to war?
Three trigger events are likely to occur in the next few months. All three are extensions of the death of the USDollar, which is manifested in its rise.
Like a balloon it will pop. The system will not be able to withstand the shock. Systemic breakdown will give way to failure of the entire monetary system upon which the USDollar rests. The Gold Standard will be urged on, first in trade, then in banking, finally in currency. The USDollar will be swept aside, its rubble put in the dustbin of history, the memories likened to Rome during the Nero period.
When the next crisis hits, it will be five times worse than the Lehman event within the United States in 2008.
By Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com
To be sure, groups of oil rags are accumulating in the Western financial basement. They await an incident to light them on fire to produce the grandest bonfire in modern history. Many incidents, events, and decisions created the current broken untenable wrecked set of conditions that together comprise the structural breakdown, upon which systemic failure is witnessed each day.
The 1990 decade saw the creation of bank derivatives, which compensated for Western bank system insolvency. It was the dirty secret in backfire from a decade of outsourcing US industry to the Pacific Rim. The refusal by Greenspan to permit a recession early in the 2000 decade interrupted a normal housing correction, and initiated another credit stimulus. The result was the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis which will forever bear the Greenspan signature.
The Lehman Brothers killjob was important to force the big Western banks to share the load, to tie (lash) themselves together, and to assure the systemic failure in an inexorable march to ruin. The LIBOR rate scandal confirmed that the London hive did not produce honey, but rather scum and dross. The big banks escaped the liability risk, only because it ran into the $trillions. The London Whale incident demonstrated the system as broken, the derivatives as key, and the loss volumes to be an order of magnitude greater than admitted.
The Arab Spring began the planed wreckage of the entire Middle East. The Ukraine War began the planned wreckage of Europe. The sanctions against Russia are as much a sham as they are deeply damaging to Europe in every sense.
The Syrian War began the final isolation of the United States, from its exposure to creation, supply, and control of ISIS. It is the international terror machine founded by Langley and the Mossad. Almost all wars are to protect the USDollar from abandonment, while at the same time prevent the Russian and Iranian energy sources from dominating the European supply chain.
The triggers for profound unspeakable sudden crisis are lead by A) a continued decline in the crude oil price, B) bank failures from expired oil contract hedges, and C) the default of between $6 and $11 trillion in Emerging Market debt.
One or more of these events is likely to occur in the next few months, probably all three. All three are extensions of the death of the USDollar, which is manifested in its rise. Like a balloon it will pop. The system will not be able to withstand the shock. Systemic breakdown will give way to failure of the entire monetary system upon which the USDollar rests. The Gold Standard will be urged on, first in trade, then in banking, finally in currency. The USDollar will be swept aside, its rubble put in the dustbin of history, the memories likened to Rome during the Nero period.
When the next crisis hits, it will be five times worse than the Lehman event within the United States in 2008. When the next crisis hits, it will be five times worse than the Asian Meltdown internationally in 1998.
The movement has gone international to replace the USDollar, to install a fair trade payment system, to revert to a sound bank reserves system, to assure an honest currency system. Unfortunately, the dismissal of the King Dollar Reign of Terror cannot be done without surrender by Wall Street banks and the cabal syndicate that runs them, using the central bank franchise system as monetary shackles. Any nation attempting to exit the USDollar-based system is branded an enemy, subjected to propaganda, slapped with sanctions, and attacked militarily while isolated economically. Many are the non-USD platforms, mechanisms, and channels, far more than two years ago. The days of the USD as global currency reserve are numbered, limited, and few. Expect the RMB to be installed as caretaker vehicle on an interim basis. It will serve well until the Gold Standard arrives in whatever form is decided.
NUMEROUS IMMINENT TRIGGERS
Crude Oil Price touches $30 (***)
Oil Hedge Expiration initiates string of bank failures (***)
Emerging Market Debt defaults begin in a rash (***)
Fall of House of Saud, from financial and internal forces
Saudis concede to Chinese oil sales in RMB currency
China & Russia inaugurate the Gold Trade Note for payments
Group of Southern European banks fail simultaneously in a PIGS fit
Turkey suffers military coup to oust Erdogan, exits NATO
Deutsche Bank failure, unsuccessful restructure, leading to derivative incident
Germany & France halt Russian sanctions
QE Declared a Failure by Renegade Western Bankers
Wall Street Banks lose control of Interest Rate Derivatives
USFed Rate Hike causes immediate derivative incident
Chain Reaction for nations announcing precious metals backed currency (see Mexico, Russia, Germany, Iran, South Africa)
Evidence put before United Nations on US-UK-Israel role in ISIS terror
New Oil Cartel Emerges in Russia, Iran, Saudis to upset global alliances
United States, NATO, British Crown, Vatican Revealed as Narcotics Agents
Assassination of one or more Western Elite figures
DEATH OF MONEY MORE
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Jim Willie: DEATH SENTENCE for the Dollar
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AS MR WILLIE STATES THEY CAN BRING DOWN AND DESTROY THE WORLD ECONOMY WHEN EVER THEY WANT. THE WHOLE SYSTEM COLLAPSED IN 2010 COMPLETELY. EVERYONE IS SHOCKED WITH THE MARKET STAYING UP.
so much so we have all lost interest in whats happening because its so unexplainable except in the fact that the powers at B now have so much power that they can do whatever they want until they do otherwise. The system is running on vapours but amazingly keeps running. we who have watched it have shaken our heads and thought we cant be bothered because when it comes it comes. Unfortunately the NWO know all this which was their plan. to wear us all down and then have a lightening strike. The world will collapse financially there is no other way for things to go. For example look at this
Japan’s government debt hits record high ¥1.057 quadrillion …
11 Aug 2015 – The total government debts are expected to grow to ¥1.167 quadrillionin March 2016, the end of fiscal 2015. The balance of long-term debts, .
Japan alone has 1.057 quadrillion in debt. what about USA Germany England France etc. to put it in focus world gdp is 50 trillion. a quadrillion is more than 1000 times bigger. than a million. i think. its all so meaningless when we look at the derivative market which is more than 10 TIMES BIGGER THAN 2008. Not one word has been mentioned in the media.
We are on the titanic and the band has started the final few seconds before the iceburg hits.
Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb
1.5 quadrillion is an estimate no one really knows its so high. the only thing recommended is to buy gold silver food and what you need. for us the average person when the SHTF as is planned the world is going to go insane. everything will be revealed and things will go nuclear. gold and silver will be used for money but food will be the most important thing along with personal security. all the noise out there is meaningless now because when the NWO people decide to pull the plug they will pull the plug.
The new normal… 1000 point swings in less than 3 trading days…
Good luck tomorrow.
The Federal Reserve should consider using negative rates to counter the next serious downturn, said former chairman Ben Bernanke in an interview with MarketWatch.
“I think negative rates are something the Fed will and probably should consider if the situation arises,” Bernanke said.
Read full interview: Bernanke: I never expected 0% rates to last so long
Former Fed Vice Chairman Alan Blinder urged the Fed during the financial crisis to set negative interest rates for overnight deposits — essentially charging banks a fee to park funds at the central bank.
Blinder argued this would force banks to find more productive uses for the money.
Bernanke and his colleagues opted not to push interest rates below zero, worried that the costs outweighed the benefits. In particular, there was a concern that money-market funds wouldn’t be able to recover management fees.
Can everyone saying “a 25 bps rate hike doesn’t change anything” or “manufacturing is a small part of the US economy today, so the ISM number doesn’t mean much” or “trade with Antichrist Communist China is only a few percent of US GDP, so their currency devaluation isn’t important” just stop?
Seriously. Can you just stop?
Maybe if you were making these statements back in the ‘80s – and by that I mean the 1880s, back when the US was effectively a huge island in the global economy – it would make some sense, but today it’s just embarrassing.
There is a Category 5 deflationary hurricane forming off the Antichrist Communist Chinese coast as Beijing accelerates the devaluation of the yuan against the dollar under the guise of “reform”. I say forming … the truth is that this deflationary storm has already laid waste to the global commodity complex, doing trillions of dollars in damage. I say forming … the truth is that this deflationary storm has driven inflation expectations down to levels last seen when the world was coming to an end in the Lehman aftermath. And now the Fed is going to tighten? Are you kidding me?
Look, I’m personally no fan of ZIRP and QE and “communication policy”, certainly not the insatiable market devourers they’ve become over the past few years. But you can’t just wish away the Brave New World of globally interlocked, policy-driven, machine-dominated capital markets in some wave of nostalgia and regret for “normalized” days. In an existential financial crisis, emergency government action always becomes permanent government policy, reshaping markets in similarly permanent ways. This was true in the 1930s and it’s true today. It’s neither good nor bad. It just IS. Did QE1 save the market? Yes. Did QE2 and QE3 and all the misbegotten QE children in Europe and Asia break the market? Yes. And in the immortal words of shopkeepers everywhere: you break it, you bought it. The Fed owns capital markets today, like it or not, and raising rates now, as opposed to a year ago when there was a glimmer of a chance to walk back the Narrative of central bank omnipotence, isn’t “brave” or “prudent” or “necessary” or any of the other laudatory adjectives you’ll hear from Fed media apologists after they raise. It’s simply buyer’s remorse. The Fed is sick and tired of owning the market, sick and tired of giving interviews to CNBC every time some jobs report hits the wires, sick and tired of this Frankenstein’s monster called communication policy. So they’re going to raise rates, declare victory, and hope that things go their way.
Am I annoyed by Antichrist Communist China’s currency actions and their adept use of communication policy to shape the Narrative around devaluation? Not at all. This is exactly what Antichrist Communist China must do to bolster economic growth while maintaining the pleasant diplomatic fiction that they’re not a command economy. What annoys me is the Fed’s apparent hell-bent intention to force a low-level currency war with Antichrist Communist China AND whack our own manufacturing and industrial base on the kneecaps with a crowbar, just so they can get out of the communication policy corner they’ve painted themselves into.
Three or four years ago, one of THE dominant market narratives, particularly in the value investment crowd, was the “renaissance of American manufacturing”. Not only was the manufacturing sector going to be the engine of job growth in this country (remember “good jobs with good wages”? me, neither), but this was going to be the engine of economic growth, period (remember the National Export Initiative and “doubling exports in five years”? me, neither). Now we are told that we’re just old fogies to worry about a contracting US manufacturing sector. Now we are told that a global recession in the industrial and commodity complex is well contained here in our vibrant services-led economy. Right. You want some fries with that?
So what’s to be done? You do what you always do in a deflationary, risk-off world – you buy long-dated US Treasuries. Stocks down, USTs up. Of course, if you think that the yield curve is going to steepen after the Fed does whatever it’s going to do this week … you know, because the Fed rate hike is obviously an all-clear sign that we have a robust self-sustaining economic recovery and we’re off to the races … then you want to do the exact opposite, which is to buy stocks and sell the 10-year UST. Yep, time to load up on some bank stocks if that’s your view.
What else can you do? You can read the Epsilon Theory note “I Know It Was You, Fredo” and consider ways to make your portfolio more convex, i.e., more resilient and responsive to both upside and downside surprises in these policy-driven markets. The big institutional allocators use derivative portfolio overlays to inject convexity into their portfolio, and that’s all well and good. But there are steps the rest of us can take, whether that’s adopting strategies that can short markets and asset classes (like some tactical strategies and most trend-following strategies) or whether that’s investing in niche companies and niche strategies that are designed to outperform in either a surprisingly deflationary or a surprisingly inflationary world. The trick really isn’t to choose this fund or that fund. The trick is to broaden your perception of portfolio outcomes so that you don’t have a misplaced faith in either the Fed or econometric models.
I suppose there’s one more thing we should all do. We should all prepare ourselves to perform some emergency surgery on the deck of whatever portfolio ship we’re sailing in 2016. Because with a Fed hike the currency wars will begin in earnest, magnifying the deflationary storm already wreaking havoc in industrials, energy, and materials. No sector or strategy is going to be immune, and we’re all going to suffer some casualties.
Typhoon “Melor”, also known in the Philippines as Nona, made initial landfall over Bulusan, Sorogon in southern Luzon at 16:00 local time on December 14, 2015, as a violent typhoon, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. The area was hit by heavy downpours and violent winds, leaving behind 4 victims and numerous devastated homes. The system is currently weakening, however, more severe weather conditions are expected over the next 24 hours.
The system made a series of landfalls over the Philippines since December 14. Its weakening after the initial land contact has been followed by another intensification, resulting in another Category 4 strength landfall over Mindoro Island in the early hours of December 15 (local time).
Melor battered the grounds of central Philippines with heavy rainfall and fierce winds. 4 people have been reported dead, so far, while 1 million islanders have been left without their power supplies across the region as violent winds toppled the trees and power poles.
Death toll might still rise, as civil defense officials are doing their best to check the reports, battling the communication issues.
Over 200 mm (8 inches) of rain fell in only 12 hours in Calapan City on Mindoro Island on December 15. Masbate City measured a total of more than 175 mm (7 inches) of rainfall accumulation while Legazp City reported 150 mm (6 inches) on December 14.
More than 730 000 people have been evacuated in northern Visayas and southern Luzon ahead of the system’s landfall, according to the Philippines Government. Schools and universities have been closed and flights canceled throughout the affected areas.
Winds of 160 km/h (100 mph) have been observed in northern Mindoro and southern Batangas provinces throughout the night of December 15 (local time).
“Melor is a very compact typhoon, so that will prevent its most devastating impacts from extending too far from its center,” AccuWeather meteorologist Adam Douty said, as winds over 115 km/h (73 mph) extend only 45 km (30 miles) away from the typhoon’s center.
Public Storm Level Warning Signal of 3 is in effect across Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Island, as winds between 121 and 170 km/h (75.2 and 105.6 mph) are expected over the next 18 hours. Wave heights in the open sea in the area could rise above 14 m (45.9 feet) while the storm surge may reach up to 3.6 m (11.8 feet).
Level Warning 2 was issued for areas of Batangas, Cavite, Marinduque, Romblon and Calamian group of islands, where winds between 61 and 120 km/h (37.9 and 74.6 mph) are forecast within the next 24 hours. Storm surge is possible at coastal areas, while waves in the open sea can vary between 4.1 and 14 m (13.5 and 45.9 feet).
When W7-X is finally filled with plasma and the measure of the energy confinement time is tested, the harsh physical reality will hit those self-confident thermonuclear fusion advocates with brute force. They will be knocked out and remain unconscious for some time, but they will stand up and start the blah-blah-blah once again. Give us more money and we will make ITER project success and also design the prototype power plant (DEMO).
It is absolutely amazing to me, how the scientific community can still blame the technical difficulties for the failure to generate fusion power. All these failed projects for the last 65 years did not convince the nuclear fusion community that the problem is a theoretical one. Thermonuclear fusion takes places only in the mind of theoretical physicists, not in the Sun. Even, the H-Bomb is not a proof of thermonuclear fusion. Is The H-Bomb Really Based On Thermonuclear Reaction?
I have no doubt whatsoever – as the next few weeks will show – that Wendelstein 7-X stellarator will be the second biggest fusion project that failed to meet the most basic requirement. The first one was the National Ignition Facility (NIF) that took 17 years and more than $5 billion to build.
I believe Arthur Stanley Eddington is the one to blame for all mess in solar physics and astrophysics in general. Eddington was a great advocate and creator of pseudo physics theories.
Written by Jamal Shrair,