^^^LMAO, it doesn’t get anymore evil than willful intentional condemnation represented by the silent hosts that dare to proclaim Salvation is not meant for the chosen of Israel still lost, as Jacob wrestling with Yahshua and yet to be touched but that Elijah should first return. Every lost Jew is now a testimony against all Catholics and especially their Antichrist Petrus Romanus Jesuit Pope. It is not possible to still remain in agreement as a Catholic with a Catholic claim that accuses all Catholics for abandoning the primary call of our Father in Christ, which first came to the Jew, even as it shall be the last shall be the first. What complete contempt for Christ. Nothing could be worse than rejecting The Holy Spirit call to proclaim Yahshua unto all, especially the lost Antichrist Jews. Lol, The fools are going to Hell for this, have no doubt.
Antichrist President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a U.N. watchdog’s closure of investigations into Antichrist Iran’s past nuclear activities is a political victory for the country, lifting the main obstacle to implementing Tehran’s deal with world powers.
The 35-nation governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution on Tuesday ending the IAEA’s 12-year-long inquiry into suspicions of “possible military dimensions” (PMD) to Iran’s nuclear work.
“Now the main obstacle to implement the (July nuclear deal between Iran and six powers) is lifted…, Antichrist Iran will start implementation of the nuclear deal within two or three weeks,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
Rouhani, a pragmatist whose election in 2013 led to a diplomatic thaw between the Antichrist Islamic Republic and the West, voiced hope that sanctions on Antichrist Iran would be removed in January, “delivering one of the electoral promises of the government”.
The IAEA issued a report this month strongly suggesting Iran engaged in coordinated activities aimed at developing a nuclear bomb up until 2003, though it found no credible sign of weapons-related work beyond 2009.
Despite the finding, the international response to the report has been muted, reflecting a wish to press ahead with an accord that allayed fears of a wider Antichrist Middle East war over Antichrist Iran’s nuclear ambitions, rather than dwell on its past actions.
The Tehran government on Dec. 7 rejected the findings of the report about its program before 2003, but declared that the document showed the peaceful nature of its atomic activities.
On Wednesday, however, a defiant note about Antichrist Iran’s nuclear past was sounded by parliament speaker Antichrist Ali Larijani, who was chief nuclear negotiator under Antichrist Rouhani’s hardline predecessor.
“The U.N. Security Council sanctions were based on the claim that Antichrist Iran was seeking nuclear weapons. Now they (IAEA) say Iran did some research on that. Such research and studies are the right of all IAEA members and there is nothing wrong with them,” Larijani was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
Antichrist Iran has long denied having a nuclear weapons program as such. The Antichrist Islamic Republic is a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which bans the use of nuclear materials and know-how to develop atomic bombs.
Antichrist crazy Mahdi Meathead Suicide ”(a)llah has no Soon” bastard Rouhani is hurrying to carry out Antichrist Iran’s side of the deal so as to bring about the removal of sanctions hobbling its oil-based economy before the parliamentary election in February.
To that end, Antichrist Iran is to reduce the number of installed uranium-enriching centrifuges to around 6,100 from 19,000. It must also remove the core of the Arak heavy-water reactor so that it cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium.
In a further move meant to reassure that Antichrist Iran will not illicitly divert nuclear energy to bombmaking, much of its stockpile of enriched uranium is to be exchanged for a less refined form of uranium known as yellowcake.
“The yellowcake has arrived in the country and is now in city of Isfahan,” Antichrist Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Antichrist Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Wednesday.
“Antichrist Iran will ship its enriched uranium from Bushehr port to Russia within the next few days,” he added.
Only once the IAEA’s inspectors have verified that all the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program are in effect will international sanctions be rescinded.
Antichrist Iran, keen to export oil freely again once sanctions are dismantled, has repeatedly said that it has enriched uranium only to create an alternative source of electricity.
SOLAR STORM TARGETS EARTH: A pair of CMEs billowed away from the sun on Dec. 16th, and at least one of them appears to be heading for Earth. Propelled in our direction by an erupting filament of magnetism (movie), the storm cloud could produce G1-class geomagnetic storms when it arrives on Dec. 19th. Stay tuned for refinements to the forecast when NOAA storm tracks become available later today.
POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS: This week, sky watchers are reporting an outbreak of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) around the Arctic Circle. Unlike normal grey-white clouds, which hug Earth’s surface at altitudes of only 5 to 10 km, PSCs float through the stratosphere (25 km) and they are fantastically colorful. Truls Tiller photographed these over Tromsø, Norway, on Dec. 16th:
A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of M6.4 (USGS) hit Chiapas, Mexico at 19:49 UTC on December 17, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 96.9 km (60.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 120 km (74.5 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 11 km (7 miles) ENE of Tres Picos, 30 km (19 miles) NW of Pijijiapan, 40 km (25 miles) ESE of Tonala, 62 km (39 miles) SE of Arriaga, Mexico and 342 km (213 miles) WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
There are about 743 880 people living within 100 km (62 miles) radius.
Fed Gains Gone…
Of course, with OPEX looming, the machines will do all in their power to defend key levels before tomorrow’s open… but after that… what happens next.
On Tuesday, the day before Yellen’s historic rate hike, the S&P closed at 2,043. Today, the day after a Fed announcement which everyone cheered overnight as simply fantastic, perfect, “dovishly goldilocks”, and countless other superlatives because it sent the market surging, the S&P closed at…. 2,042. In the process all the euphoric gains from the widely telegraphed Yellen announcement and press conference have been completely wiped out, not just for stocks…
… but also for the most “sensitive” asset class in recent weeks, junk bonds which suffered a bruising wipeout today.
now that the kneejerk reaction is over, is policy error, pure and simple? To be sure, the pancaking of the 2s30s screams “error” and an imminent global deflationary wave:
Or maybe it has nothing to do with the Fed, and everything to do with tomorrow’s quad witching. We warned about just this in last week’s “Beware The “Massive Stop Loss.” Recall:
[The Fed’s rate hike] falls at a peculiar time—less than 48 hours before the largest option expiry in many years. There are $1.1 trillion of S&P 500 options expiring on Friday morning. $670Bn of these are puts, of which $215Bn are struck relatively close below the market level, between 1900 and 2050. Clients are net long these puts and will likely hold onto them through the event and until expiry. At the time of the Fed announcement, these put options will essentially look like a massive stop loss order under the market.
And what is the number one rule about broken markets? All stops get taken out.The irony will be if, regardless of what the Fed does, the subsequent move is driven not by the market’s read through of monetary policy but by the “pin” in this massive $1.1 trillion option expiry, the biggest in many years, one which if recent market action is an indicator, suggests the stop loss strike level will be taken out in the process setting the “psychological” stage for market participants who will look at the drop in the market, and equate it with a vote of no confidence in what the Fed is doing, potentially forcing the Fed to backtrack in less than 2 days!
This is how we concluded:
“The irony will be if, regardless of what the Fed does, the subsequent move is driven not by the market’s read through of monetary policy but by the “pin” in this massive $1.1 trillion option expiry, the biggest in many years, one which if recent market action is an indicator, suggests the stop loss strike level will be taken out in the process setting the “psychological” stage for market participants who will look at the drop in the market, and equate it with a vote of no confidence in what the Fed is doing, potentially forcing the Fed to backtrack in less than 2 days! ”
If so, tomorrow’s already illiquid expiration may be an event for the ages, one which may culminate with a Kervielesque-rate cut just days after the historic first ratae hike, only this time the Fed can’t do a 75 bps rate cut in response to one panicked futures trader, so 25 will have to suffice.
Or perhaps it is neither the Fed, nor tomorrow’s market technicals, and the reason is an old and familiar one. Dennis Gartman.
This is what the “world-renowned commodity king” said in his overnight letter:
What then do we make of this? How then are we to invest? What then are we supposed to do? … All we know is that the trend remains upward and it was for that reason that although we were cautious and recommended openly that it was wise, ahead of the Fed’s to become neutral of equities (a position obviously we wish we had not taken, with the benefit of hindsight), we did not and would not recommend being short of the equity market. As we have said for years, and shall say as long as we are able to write TGL on a daily basis, in a bull market there are only three positions that one can have: Aggressively long of equities; modestly long of equities, or neutral of them. As of earlier this week, ahead of the Fed meeting, we advocated neutrality. Now we have to suggest the middle course once again. We’ve really no choice.
There we sit this morning, knowing yet again that these things do not end well, but knowing too that it is better to be modestly long than otherwise.
The rest is history.
So tune in tomorrow when, if the JPM “Gandalf” is right again, things are about to get very exciting.
^^^Watching the market, and listening to the chatter from a Whore riding the market beast can result in an urge to puke. This would be one of those times.
The US military has revealed its plans for artificial intelligence on the battlefield – but admits enemies are already ahead of it.
It hopes AI will power everything from cybersoldiers to the targetting systems of the F-35 – but admits it has to catch up to commercial AI firms.
Deputy Defense secretary Robert Work said ‘The commercial world has already made this leap.’
Speaking at a national security forum co-hosted by the Center for a New American Security and Defense One, he admitted ‘The Department of Defense is a follower.’
He also said cyber battles would rely on AI.
‘You cannot have a human operator operating at human speed fighting back at determined cyber tech,’ Work said.
‘You are going to need have a learning machine that does that.’
He also admitting automating weapons could happen.
‘We believe strongly that humans should be the only ones to decide to when use lethal force.
‘But when you’re under attack, especially at machine speeds, we want to have a machine that can protect us.’
Work also said the much maligned F-35’s smart helmet, which can help pilot’s track targets, was a key project.
AI was also set to control military vehicles.
We are looking at a large number of very, very advanced things,’ citing recent programs that would deploy cascades of small drones from larger drone ‘motherships,’
The AI’s would also work together as a ‘superbrain’.
‘If we launch seven missiles at a surface action group and one missile goes high, and is looking at all the different things that the battle group is doing to defend itself and it sees something new that’s not in its library, it will immediately report back on the learning network, which will go back to a learning machine, which will create ‘here’s something you should do’ which will pass it over to human machine collaboration— so the mission commander can make an adjustment on the next salvo and then make a command change inside the software of the missile so that the next seven missiles launch will be that much more effective,’ he said.
The Pentagon’s skunk works is already using AI to create technology to build the ‘super soldier’ of the future.
It envisions using augmented reality to help ground troops identify targets, sources of gunfire and help with communication. To make this a reality, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) says it has now awarded research contracts to several companies to develop the technology.
This is all part of Darpa’s new Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT) program, which will give US troops the ability to see a ‘multi-faceted picture of their operational environments.’ This would include the location, nature and activity of both threats and allied forces around them. Technology is already made this type of real-time environment awareness available for aircraft, submarines and tanks. Infantry squads, however, have fallen behind because many of these systems are too bulky to carry on the frontline.
Soldiers already have to carry over 45kg (100lbs) of gear, which can tire them out quickly.
To address this, SXCT program aims to develop technologies that could be integrated into user-friendly systems.
‘Our goal is to develop technologies that support a three-dimensional common operating picture leveraging input from integrated mobile sensors, as well as the ability to organically locate and identify friendly forces and threat locations in near real time,’ said Major Christopher Orlowski, DARPA program manager.
‘The Phase 1 performers for SXCT have proposed a variety of technologies that, in the future, could provide unprecedented awareness, adaptability and flexibility to dismounted Soldiers and Marines and enable squad members to more intuitively understand and control their complex mission environments.’
This doesn’t just mean streamlining the equipment, but also making it more intuitive for soldiers to use.
DARPA has awarded initial contracts for SXCT to companies including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Helios Remote Sensing Systems and SoarTech. It has remained tight-lipped about exactly what technologies these organisation are developing. But it has outlined a number of technical areas that it wants to tackle. The program is looking at four key military tech advances –precision engagement, non-kinetic engagement, squad sensing, and squad autonomy. Precision engagement involves precisely engage threats out to 0.6 mile (1,000 meters), without imposing too much additional weight.
The second aim of the program is to provide technology to disrupt enemy operations. This is known as ‘non-kinetic engagement.’ The squad sensing advances will allow soldiers to detect potential threats out to 0.6 mile away. Alongside this it wants to increase squad members’ real-time knowledge of their own and teammates’ locations to less than 20 feet (6 meters) in areas that don’t have GPS. Orlowski added: ‘We are working towards advanced capabilities that would make dismounted infantry squads more adaptable, safe and effective.’
These Are the Decisions the Pentagon Wants to Leave to Robots – Defense One
The Antichrist Middle East is fertile ground for conspiracy theories, and one growing to towering heights these days says the US created the Antichrist Islamic State. But while the US may well have aided Antichrist ISIS in its formative days with covert supplies of weapons and CIA funding (directly or indirectly, via Jive Turkey leading political families) the one nation most responsible for iteration after iteration of “terrorist organizations” is Saudi Arabia which “created” not only the Antichrist Islamic State, but Antichrist al-Qaeda, Antichrist al-Nusra, and many other Antichrist Sunni Jihadist groups in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Pakistan.
The US has long been aware of this, of course, and it has provided material support to some of them in the distant past, for example to the Antichrist Taliban in the war against Russia. But the more reasonable among us have questioned recent claims that the US intentionally created the Antichrist Islamic State, a group of the same lineage as the Antichrist Saudi terrorists responsible for 9/11.
Those rejecting a direct link between the US and the Antichrist Islamic State instead ask a perfectly logical question: why would the US allow a country ruled by monarchs with dark-age-sensibilities get away with attacking us on 9/11, funding Antichrist al-Qadea in Iraq (a group that killed a few thousand US soldiers), and now the Antichrist Islamic State? Two answers: fat, senile Antichrist Saudi kings are preferable to the Antichrist Islamic monsters that would replace them in a regime change, and the Bush family/Carlyle Group would prefer not to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
Thanks to the resurrection of “J Pierpont Morgan”, these doubts and questions are no longer reasonable. They are, in fact, irrelevant. Because J Pierpont Morgan, apparently experiencing a Scrooge-like transformation, has seen the light. Yesterday he tweeted three public source documents that conclusively show a Senior CIA Spy- a major figure in operations from South America to the Middle East-is lobbying the US Government to destroy Iraq and formally create an independent Antichrist Sunnistan on behalf of a Antichrist Sunni terrorist.
That terrorist joined the Iraq insurgency in 2004 under the Antichrist Al-Qaeda Iraq banner, and was given hundreds of millions of dollars by the CIA and CENTCOM to defect, joining the US-led coalition in the now famous “Surge.” Known as H.E. Shaykh Abdalrazzaq Hatem al-Sulayman, this self-described Antichrist prince is the head of a 4 million strong (mostly Antichrist Sunni) tribe in Anbar, and lived the high life on US taxpayer money- that is until Obozo declared AQ and AQI dead, bolted from Iraq and pivoted toward Asia. No CIA. No Surge. No money. Just the wasteland that is Anbar, and a Baghdad government intent on consolidating power at Sulayman’s expense.
His Eminence, with his children in need of Bugatti supercars, flats in London, multiple Vertu mobiles, and an entourage of slaves, did what any good dad would: he created an insurgency called The Anbar Tribes Revolutionary Council in 2013, and solicited funds from Antichrist Sunni Monarchs and individuals throughout the GCC. The goal: destroy Baghdad and restore the Antichrist Sunni to power in Iraq. His allies: the Ba’ath and Antichrist ISIS.
In late 2014 Sulayman connected with Jonathan Greenhill, “former” Senior Operations Officer at the CIA who set up shop in DC as a lobbyist. Makes sense. CIA Spy since the early 1980s, probably living oversees under non-official-cover, comes home to lobby Congress. Anyway, Mr. Greenhill incorporated the Greenhill Group, and Sulayman retained him. One wonders how Sulayman became aware of Greenhill’s lobbying venture.
Oddly enough, Mr. Greenhill has a Facebook page too.
Who knows? What we do know is one of the most important spies in the CIA, one with a major role in the Near East (probably Iraq), definitely was retained as a lobbyist by Sulayman. And Sulayman retained him to “create an autonomous Antichrist Sunni region in Iraq or an independent Antichrist Sunni State.” In other words, destroy Iraq by formally creating and recognizing Antichrist Sunni-Jihadi-stan. Or a safe-zone for Antichrist Sunni terrorists. Or what it actually is, a caliphate. It was recently written in the Washington Post that many Antichrist Shia Iraqis harbor the conspiratorial belief the US created the Antichrist Islamic State Suicide 911 Obozo SECTRE Squid Clowns to destroy Iraq. Conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact.
It’s been nearly a month since Jive Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 in what not only represented the most serious escalation to date in Syria’s five year conflict but also marked the first time a NATO member has engaged a Russian or Soviet aircraft in at least six decades.
The “incident” – which came several weeks after Ankara downed what certainly appeared to be a Russian drone – infuriated The Kremlin, setting off a war of words that culminated in a lengthy presentation by the Russian MoD which purported to prove that illicit Islamic State oil flows through Jive Turkey. Both Putz Putin and a number of other Russian officials have implicated Erdogan and his family in the trafficking of illegal crude and there’s speculation that Ankara’s brazen move to fire on the Russian warplane stemmed from Erdogan’s desire to “punish” Russia for disrupting what Deputy Minister of Defence Anatoly Antonov sarcastically called “a brilliant family business.”
As for the Russian foreign ministry, Sergei Lavrov canceled a planned trip to Jive Turkey and Maria Zakharova went so far as to reference Turkey’s infamous political blogger Fuat Avni (a pseudonym) on the way to suggesting that Ankara had been planning to shoot down a Russian fighter jet for at least a month.
In an effort to ensure that the downing of a Russian warplane in Syria was a “one and done” event, Moscow deployed the Moskva off the coast of Latakia and sent in the S-400 air defense systems (which were rumored to have already been in place).
Those moves rattled the US and its partners who fear that a nervous Putz Putin might “inadvertently” shoot down an American, French, or British warplane. Indeed Putin ratcheted up the rhetoric last week. While not detailing ‘who’ he was focused on, the President told a session of the Defense Ministry’s collegium that “I order to act extremely tough. Any targets that threaten Russian forces or our infrastructure on the ground should be immediately destroyed.”
Well, in case that wasn’t clear enough, Putz Putin took it a step further on Thursday.
During his annual news conference in Moscow, the Russian President literally dared Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Erdogan to send Turkish F-16s into Syrian airspace.
As Bloomberg reports, “President Vladimir Putz Putin signaled that Russia is ready to shoot down any Jive Turkish military aircraft that strays into Syrian airspace.”
“Jive Turkey constantly violated Syrian airspace in the past. Let them fly there now,” he said, pointing out that Russia’s most advanced air-defense system, the S-400, is covering all of Syria.
“This is the 11th press conference Putz Putin will have with Russian and international journalists during the three terms he has served as head of state,” Sputnik notes. “These large press meetings, held once a year, usually last several hours. Almost 1,400 journalists have received accreditation for this year’s event.”
As for whether The Kremlin thinks the US was in any way involved in the downing of the Russian warplane, Putz Putin said he wasn’t aware of any American involvement, but did suggest (literally) that Erdogan may have been trying to kiss Washington’s ass or, in Bloomberg’s more politically correct terminology, “Jive Turkey may have been trying to curry favor with the largest member of NATO”.
Putz Putin: “If someone in Jive Turkey decided to kiss Americans on a certain body part, I don’t know whether it was right or not.”
Within an hour on the Yale campus, Horowitz collected over 50 signatures from student who wanted to repeal a significant part of the Constitution.
The petition to “blow up” the First Amendment (which protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom of petition), was met with such comments as “I think this is fantastic, I absolutely agree,” and “excellent,” or “I love it.”
And as DailyCaller noted, one female student ironically agreed with Horowitz when he suggested, “I think the Constitution should be one big safe space.”
To sum it all up… America, It’s Over!