12916 Gleaning Major Tom Ziggy Possessed Obozo the Clown ”IS” Antichrist NWO Drag Queen 666 Wears Rothschild Dress

by amongthenumberedsaints

As four armed anti-government protesters held their ground at a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon on Friday, the family of a protester killed by police said he seemed to have been shot in the back with his hands up,

Family of slain Oregon protester challenges FBI account of his death 

although authorities said he was reaching for a gun.

Relatives of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 54, a spokesman for the group that seized buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he posed no threat and they were not accepting the authorities’ assertion that he was armed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released video on Thursday of state police fatally shooting Finicum, and contended it showed him making a move for a gun in his coat pocket.

“LaVoy was not ‘charging’ anyone. He appears to have been shot in the back, with his hands in the air,” the family of the Arizona rancher said in a statement through their attorney.

NOTE: No way do the government employees that murdered this American survive this one. They ended their lives and have assured that they shall never be secure until they themselves receive their own judgment. The excuse of ”law” enforcement in this case lacks foundation. The only reason someone would murder another American in this case is for the sake of their own self interest, not because they care about anyone else. The FBI is a full-blown criminal organization. It’s deadly and an obvious threat to every American. At this point the future only holds the hunting down of every FBI Agent in advance of a civil war. Of course this is all part of the Antichrist provocation which leads to the prophetic inevitable. Americans, with half a brain, should have already thrown of this criminal government years ago, but Americans do not have half a brain. The fact is, in order to justify any armed defense against your own criminal government it has to become personal, meaning, the same gathering of personal profiles of all government employees takes place in advance of their death. Yes. that’s right, their death. Lol, you don’t put on some pathetic show like this and then allow yourselves to be murdered by criminal government employees at this point. No, the government employees start to drop dead after going out to eat at their favorite restaurant and their homes burn down the same day. At this point, if you are a government employee that scenario awaits you now or in Hell, because that is exactly where everyone that has accepted the Antichrist NWO 666 Global Government offer is certainly going.

Of course this will play out soon, because those of us that have been watching the Antichrist NWO 666 Progressives destroy the heart and mind of what once was the Christian Western World, we have not been able to persuade any large portion of people to simply stand fast and do no harm. We can’t get anyone to use their brains. People do not understand the natural course of criminal corruption requires people to divest all support away from the government and the private banking and business criminal cohorts. Boycotting and divesting is required in advance of the natural correction in order to prove people have half a brain that they are able to use, because in order to survive, the government employees are charged with the task of robbing people and murdering people, which is exactly where the current corruption cycle is now.

NEWS FLASH: EVERY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WORKS FOR THE ANTICHRIST MARK OF THE BEAST. THE GOVERNMENT(S) HAVE A GUN AT THE HEAD OF ALL CIVILIANS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, AND NOW EVEN THE AMERICANS OFFER NO DEFENSE. MOST AMERICANS ARE JUST AS PATHETIC AS DISARMED SOCIALIST EUROPA WHORES AT THIS POINT AND THAT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE. THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM IS A COMPLETE FAILURE AND THE SO CALLED CHURCH BODY OBVIOUSLY LACKS THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. JUDGMENT IS BEYOND OVERDUE!

This is war. Americans are being robbed of their labor, they are being robbed of their land, and they have no recourse at this point but to throw off this government. It is either done nonviolently by destroying the big business and banks, or the Antichrist NWO 666 Central Bankers global agenda will continue and the prophetic tribulation era will commence the full slaughter of humanity.

The fact is, AI, technology, ”knowledge”, is beyond humanity. Humanity cannot survive ”knowledge”. If the tribulation era actually was not now about to start, soulless AI would turn everything into The Borg.

To presume humanity has the possibility of surviving ”knowledge” is to look over the shoulder of history in contempt and not know Christ is risen.

To know Christ is risen, is to be in eternal agreement.

This terminal generation is now witnessing total government corruption and lethal lies that have poured out upon the nations. From evil idiot Antichrist Islam being a religion of peace, rather than a death cult that has it’s proven history covered in the blood of every nation it has invaded, to the Antichrist Jewish Cabal that has been cast out of every country it has corrupted and has finally returned to the prophetic resting place of tribulation and judgment, surrounded by nations that have all consumed the same maddening wine of wrath within the prophetic cup of fornication.

Tempted by the Satanic global Antichrist NWO 666 borderless secular offer at the same time the suicide Mahdi meathead and Jewish Antichrist man prophecies converge for tribulation? Oh it’s just ”ironic”. Lol, this generation is now in deep trouble. Waisting time on a piece of land the criminal government employees require to live another hour, well, that is just stupid at this point. A good man died for nothing, and the people that murdered him are going to Hell. The goodman did not need to be murdered by the evil Antichrist mark of the beast government employees. The Antichrist NWO 666 government employees are all going to Hell, and the current American government is beyond the shadow of doubt completely Antichrist and represents the prophetic 666 mark of the beast to a ”T’.

The Antichrist NWO 666 United Nations Borderless Global Climate Change etc… agenda

…is the prophetic NEO Nazi 666 Antichrist on end time transhuman AI steroids.

THOUSANDS of homes and businesses have been left without power as Storm Gertrude hits the UK bringing snow, 144mph winds and 50 foot waves, as forecasters warn Storm Henry will arrive on Monday.

Storm Henry to hit on MONDAY as Gertrude BATTERS UK with 144mph winds and snow

What a stellar line-up! Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus AND Mercury are captured in rare celestial shot as the planets align for the first time in 11 years

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 03:25 UTC on January 30, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 161 km (100 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 158 km. CENC is reporting M7.0 at the same depth.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 91 km (57 miles) N of Yelizovo, 107 km (66 miles) N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, 119 km (74 miles) N of Vilyuchinsk and 776 km (482 miles) SE of Magadan, Russia.

There are about 65 764 people living within 100 km (62 miles) radius.

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hit Kamchatka, Russia.

January 29 (King World News) – Jason Goepfert at SentimenTrader: “The Federal Reserve is confused. For only the 5th time in 136 meetings since the Fed started clearly articulating the biggest concern to their policy decisions, they neglected to do so yesterday (on Wednesday – see remarkable chart below).

ALERT: Did This Stunning Event Just Signal A Major Turning Point In History? 

There was something odd about yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) statement, however. Since 1999, the FOMC has (almost) always included a sentence about where they see the biggest risk to the economy.

Did This Just Signal A Major Turing Point?

It’s hard to see on the chart, but out of 136 statements, there were only 5 when the Fed didn’t feel comfortable enough to give any risk assessment – March 2003, September 2007, December 2007, April 2008, and yesterday.

When the most powerful central bank in history, with the best data and some of the best minds, cannot manage an opinion, then data must really be in flux. And looking at the two time periods when they omitted a risk assessment, it marked two of the largest turning points in stocks.”

“Pandora’s Box Is Open”: Why Japan May Have Started A ‘Silent Bank Run’

Eric King: “Rick, we just spoke about the nightmare that Japan has just unleashed on its citizens and the world — your thoughts.”

Rick Rule: “Eric, this is a brand new chapter in two wars. One: It is a new chapter in governments war against their own people, in particular savers. Negative interest rates are probably the dumbest idea since central banking.

The Move That Shocked The World Today And Why There Is Still More Carnage To Come In Global Markets 

The idea that someone would work hard all of their life, and then you would steal the proceeds from their hard work with negative interest rates is the most insane disincentive to the hard work and the savings of the Japanese people, who have turned around the Japanese economy since World War II.

And it’s the latest and most creative chapter in the ongoing currency wars — the ongoing race to the bottom among the world’s major currencies. I guess the Japanese will succeed in decimating the yen, and I guess they will succeed in decimating the savings of their citizens…

EU on brink: Germany’s biggest bank records shock losses risking economic RUIN of Eurozone

GERMANY could force the European Union into ruin after Deutsche Bank’s share price plunged following the country’s biggest lender’s first annual loss since the financial crisis..

Grenade Hurled At Refugee Shelter As 40% Of Germans Tell Merkel To Resign

Former US Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul joins Alex Jones of Infowars in the brand new 1st video below to talk with us about one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation to come across Congress in a long time. 

‘Something Big Is Going On’ – Alex Jones Interview With Ron Paul – ‘Martial Law Is No Conspiracy’ And ‘The Big Event Is In Our Sight’ 

What Jones calls ‘soft, creeping, frog in the pot’, we learn here that martial law in America is no ‘conspiracy theory’ as even Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut is calling SJ Res 29 a ‘declaration of international martial law’ as seen in his speech in the 2nd video below in full.

By now, not even CNBC’s cheerleading permabulls can deny that the US is in a manufacturing recession: in fact, it is so bad that even the staunchest defenders of Keynesian dogma admit what we said in late 2014, namely that crashing oil is bad for the economy.

And yet, the “services” part of the US economy continues to hum right along, leading to such surprising outcomes as a stronger than expected print in Personal Consumption Expenditures. How can this be?

Simple: one look at the chart below should explain not only how the “services” half of the US economy continues to grow, but just which tax, because that is how the Supreme Court defined Obozocare, is responsible for healthcare “spending” amounting to a quarter of the growth in US personal consumption expenditures, almost 100% higher than the second highest spending category which was… Recreational goods and vehicles?

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you convert a tax into a source of economic progress. 

According to newly discovered emails, Michigan officials were trucking clean water to a state building in Flint in January 2015, long before they acknowledged to residents that the city had a contamination problem.

One of the emails, which were obtained by the group Progress Michigan, was sent from the state Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. It reads, “While the City of Flint states that corrective actions are not necessary, DTMB is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink. The coolers will arrive today and will be provided as long as the public water does not meet treatment requirements.”

The email was sent just days after the city sent out an advisory about high levels of trihalomethanes in its water but maintained that, for healthy individuals, the water was safe to drink. Residents had been reporting smelly, tainted water and adverse health conditions related to it since shortly after Flint switched water sources in April 2014.

Until October 2015, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder maintained that it was unaware of high levels of lead in Flint’s water.

Long Before Helping Flint, Michigan Officials Were Shipping Clean Water to Their Own Workers 

Progress Michigan’s Lonnie Scott says the emails “blow a hole in the governor’s timeline for when they knew or started to have concerns about Flint water. They were helping state employees while telling everyone else that there was nothing to worry about.”

6 Cities In Michigan Have Even Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint 

“The problem is,” he said, “we’re still using kids as lead detectors.” 

A Perfect Storm Of Biological Events Has Unfolded’ In The Americas In 2016 – Zika Virus 1st Discovered By Rockefeller Foundation Back In 1947 – Is This Disease A Bioweapon

Zika Outbreak Epicenter In Same Area Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Released In 2015

It is well known in the truth community that there is a secret elite that has an overwhelming amount of control over our world and events. These individuals are usually in at least one secret society. Within these secret societies, they practice ritual magic taught throughout the ages. They have holidays, festivities, rituals, black masses and such on certain days that line up with planetary alignments and/or the positioning of the sun and moon. They also have rituals on days dedicated to influential people from their organization. One of the reasons the month of January is important in their ritual calendar because it marks the progression of the sun from the darkest time of the year, the winter solstice. This report will examine a couple of demonic rituals that occur in January and how the timing coincides with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and death of LaVoy Finicum.

EARTH SHATTERING OREGON STANDOFF UPDATE: The Elite Spilled Blood 

Here’s Which Stocks Sovereign Wealth Funds Will Be Selling In 2016 

First thing this morning, after the BOJ’s announcement of negative rates which promptly pulled all treasury yields around the globle lower, we asked a simple question: how big large the global negative rate bond universe grow to?

How many trillions in government bonds are now sub zero

$5.5 Trillion In Government Bonds Now Have Negative Yields, Covering 23% Of Global GDP 

Promptly thereafter the FT was kind enough to do the math: the answer – a record $5.5 trilion in government bonds are now trading at negative yields.

This means that about about one quarter of all global bondholders will end up paying their government custodians for the pleasure of parking their cash in the “safety” of government bonds.

The FT adds that “fears for economic deterioration and increasingly abnormal policies adopted by global central banks to ward off the threat of deflation have resulted in a bizarre scenario in which investors pay governments to hold their money.

Figures from JPMorgan show that negative rates, once considered only theoretically possible, now account for one quarter of the index for government bonds.

On Friday, yields on Japanese, French and German bonds hit record lows after the Bank of Japan decided to adopt negative interest rates, just over one week after governor Haruhiko Kuroda ruled the policy out.

In Europe, the first region to adopt negative interest rates, around half of all government bonds carry sub-zero yields, led by Germany, Finland and Switzerland, where negative yields extend all the way to bonds with 10 year maturity.

The chart below demonstrates how unprecedented today’s bond situation is:as of this morning at least 13 countries had 2Y yields that were negative, and 10 nations could boast with negative rates all the way to the 5 Year mark:

And just to round out the picture, the WSJ adds that over a fifth of global gross domestic product, or 23.1%, will now be produced in countries that have negative interest rates, noting that the ECB and BOJ together are responsible for around 21% of global GDP. Swiss, Swedish and Danish GDP add up to less than 2.5% of the global total.

The conclusion: “Never before have so many central banks explored sub-zero territory at the same time.”

An increased activity of cosmic rays has been observed around the Arctic Circle by the neutron monitors during the last year. The same trend was also noted in an independent measurement project carried out by the Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus over California. The experts think these changes are closely related to a drop in solar activity, as we enter another Solar Minimum.

Cosmic rays are a significant form of space weather. They get accelerated toward the Earth by distant supernova explosions and other violent events and are capable of seeding clouds, triggering lightning and penetrating commercial airplanes.

Cosmic radiation intensifying as we enter another Solar Minimum 

According to the measurements conducted by the Spaceweather.com team, flying back and forth across the continental USA only once, can absorb an amount of ionizing cosmic radiation equivalent to 2 or 5 dental X-rays. More to the point, the cosmic rays can affect mountain climbers, high-altitude drones and astronauts onboard the International Space Station in the same manner.

When Citi warned earlier to “Be Prepared For All Sorts Of Insanity Today”, it wasn’t kidding.

WTF Just Happened Here? 

Will this crush money markets as we know them, and unleash even more volatility and havoc around the world?

Absolutely. But at this point, when evey other central bank has lost credibility, to paraphrase Hillary Clinton loosely, “what differnce will it make” if the Fed joins the party on the central bank Titanic?

Negative Rates In The U.S. Are Next: Here’s Why In One Chart

Stock Market Crash: Marc Faber Issues Dramatic Warning for Investors

The world is already in recession and we could be nearing a global stock market crash on par with 1987. At least, that’s according to renowned analyst Marc Faber.

In an interview with CNBC on Monday, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report reiterated his call for a global stock market crash in the coming months. The entire world, in Faber’s view, is on the verge economic collapse.

Want To Know What The S&P500 Does Next? Just Look At The Fed’s Balance Sheet 

the Fed admitted yesterday, it hiked rates just as the “economy was slowing down.” In other words, the first step of admitting policy error has been taken.

The are just two questions left:

How much more pain can the Fed take (in S&P500 selling terms) before it does a U-turn and confirms what we have said all along – that after its now aborted attempt to stimulate the economy by boosting rates, it will either cut, or boost QE, or both.

Will the market dare to call the Fed’s bluff and continue selling off the S&P 500 until it finds just where this “max pain” point is, after which Yellen will relent and send the stock “market” to new all time highs courtesy of the next Fed balance sheet expansion.

However, one question emerges: while this chart did indeed work very well for the past 7 years, is the current and more accurate incarnation of this flow chart one which looks not only at the Fed’s balance sheet but at the balance sheets of all global central banks as well as Emerging Market and Sovereign Wealth Funds, the latter of whom have been aggressively liquidating their assets in recent months. At least according to Citi, the answer is a resounding yes…

Ignore Stocks, the REAL Crisis is Far Bigger and Far Worse 

The bond bubble is $100 trillion in size. To put this into perspective, the Tech Bubble, the single largest stock bubble in history relative to profits, was just $16 trillion in size.

Beyond this, there are $555 trillion derivatives trading based on interest rates (bond yields). So that $100 trillion in bonds is leveraged by an additional five to one.

In simple terms, as much as CNBC and others focus on stocks, the bond market, particularly the bond bubble is a much larger, more pressing problem.

Especially since it has begun to burst.

Junk bonds were the first “shoe to drop.” They’ve taken out their post-2009 bull market trendline (blue line) as well as critical support (green line).

Emerging Market corporations have over $3 trillion in excess debts according to the IMF. This is likely a conservative estimate. Globally the US Dollar carry trade is north of $9 trillion. And Emerging Market corporations were issuing US Dollar denominated debt at a staggering pace post-2009.

Now you may be asking, “if the bond bubble has burst, where are the headlines?”

Stock market bubbles take months to unfold. The Tech Bubble was isolated to one asset class (stocks) and even more specifically, one industry (Tech Stocks). It sill took three years to unfold.

Bonds, in contrast, are the bedrock of the entire financial system. They, specifically sovereign bonds, are THE asset class against which all risk is priced globally. This mess will take months if not years to unfold.

Junk bonds were first, emerging market corporates are next, then maybe municipal bonds and eventually sovereign bonds. By the time the smoke has cleared, stocks will be at levels below even the March 2009 lows.

Another stock market crash is coming. Smart investors are preparing now in anticipation.

If you’ve ye to take action to prepare yourself and your portfolio for the next round of the Crisis, we just published a 21-page investment report titled Stock Market Crash Survival Guide.

In it, we outline precisely how the crash will unfold as well as which investments will perform best during a stock market crash.

This Could Be A Problem: Antichrist Communist China’s Debt-To-GDP Rises To A Gargantuan 346% 

Antichrist Communist China will eventually crash into economic and civil disorder when the Red Suzerains go full retard with governance by paddy wagons, show trials, brutal suppression of public dissent and a return to Antichrist Communist Chairman Mao’s gun barrel as the ultimate source of communist party power.

Red Ponzi Ticking

The Bank of Japan blindsided global financial markets Friday by adopting negative interest rates for the first time ever, buckling under pressure to revive growth in the world’s third-largest economy.

Bank of Japan adopts negative interest rate policy 

Self-evidently, the Antichrist Maoist form of rule did not work. But what is now becoming evident is that Mr.. Deng’s printing press has a “sell by” date, too.

Nikkei Crashes 1000 Points Post-Kuroda After BoJ Adopts NIRP, Fails To Increase QE

Well that did not last long. After initial exuberance over The BoJ’s wishy-washy decision to adopt a 3-tiered rate policy including NIRP, markets have realized that without further asset purchases (which were maintained at the current pace), there is no ammo to lift stocks. An almost 200 point surge in Dow futures has been erased and Nikkei 225 has dropped 1000 points from its post BOJ highs…

Dow futures have plunged…

Americans Really, Really Hate The Government 

Our two major political parties are really just two sides of the same coin, and they are both leading this nation right down the toilet.

Silver Market In Disarray After Benchmark Price Fix Manipulation

Addressing the 2016 Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, Antichrist Prime Minister Benjamin 911 Netanyahu highlighted the vital importance of cybersecurity.

“On the national level, first in the military we created a cyber force,” Netanyahu 911 said. “This is like the air force or like the navy or like the ground forces. This is an arm of the military.”

The prime minister added that Israel has also created a “national cybersecurity authority.”

“This means that we are coordinating all our civilian cybersecurity efforts in one address,” Netanyahu said.

Regarding Israel’s cyber prowess, the prime minister said: “I think in one of the first conferences that we held here, I said that we intend to be one of the five leading cyber powers in the world. I think we’ve achieved that.”

At the conference, Netanyahu met with 10 founders of cyber companies who either raised substantial capital or carried out major exits last year. “We are working to establish the industry and we are discussing several things,” Netanyahu 911 said. “First, we provided incentives to companies, thus expressing our great commitment to the industry. Second, I would like to clarify the issue of regulation. The State of Israel has a clear security problem and I am certain that you understand the implications of cyber threats, which originate from both organizations and countries. This is a threat that could paralyze a country. We would like for there to be as few regulations as possible along with as much security as possible and we will sort this out forthwith.”

National Cyber Bureau head Dr. Eviatar Matania said: “We have been dealing with this issue [oversight] for over two years, also with other bodies. We are considering what is the correct way vis-a-vis export controls. At the end of the process, we will settle things. The direction is that there will be fewer restrictions along with a prospering industry. This is our main goal — continued prosperity for the industry. There will be a clear setup, quick and not bureaucratic. We are proceeding with great caution.”

In his own address to the Cybertech conference on Tuesday, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed that in recent days Israel’s Electric Authority (a department of the Energy Ministry) had been targeted by a cyberattack. “We are handling the situation and I hope that this very serious event will be over soon,” Steinitz said. “This is a fresh example of the sensitivity of infrastructure to cyberattacks and the importance of preparing ourselves to defend ourselves against such attacks.”

PM: Israel is a leading world cyber power 

Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. I’ve made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio.

The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games.

We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated.

Just this week Norway has jumped aboard the cashless society agenda with DNB, the country’s largest bank, calling for a total end to cash. The story only sounds shocking because people haven’t heard the similar stories from Sweden or Denmark or India or Israel or any of the dozens of other countries whose banksters and (bankster-controlled) governments have openly lusted after a world of completely trackable, completely bank-controlled transactions.

But all of these stories, reported piecemeal here and there over the years, doesn’t give the full story about how this “war on cash” is being waged on every continent and in every country by the same banksters that stand to benefit from a cashless world. Let’s fix that by compiling a list of examples from around the world of how cash payments are being regulated, restricted and phased out. The list below will be updated as new stories come in.

If you have a link to relevant news from your own country or know of such news from another country, please let us know. Corbett Report members are invited to contribute to the list by logging in and leaving links to the relevant info in the comments below.

The War On Cash: A Country By Country Guide 

The Cashless Society List

CANADA – In 2007 the Canadian government stopped allowing payment of taxes in cash at government service centers. In 2010 Passport Canada followed suit. In 2011 56% of Canadians polled said they were happy to live in a bankster-controlled cashless society so the country killed the penny in 2012 and the Royal Canadian Mint started pimping the “MintChip” as a new form of electronic payment that will be “better than cash.” The Mint ended the program in 2014 but the Great White North is still on track to be a cashless society in the coming years.

DENMARK – In the 1990s about 80% of Danish retail purchases were made with cash, but these days it’s more like 25%. But if the Danish government has its way, that number will be 0% by 2030. That’s the year the Danish government has set for the complete elimination of paper money in Denmark.

FRANCE – In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks last year, the French government stepped up its war on cash. In March of last year, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin declared it necessary to “fight against the use of cash and anonymity in the French economy” in order to combat “low-cost terrorism.” As of September 2015 it is illegal for French citizens to make purchases exceeding 1000 euros in cash.

INDIA – India is one of the most cash-dependent economies in the world with a cash-to-GDP ratio of 12% almost four times that of fellow BRICS nations Brazil and South Africa). But it won’t be for long if the Indian government has its way. Last June the Indian Ministry of Finance posted a draft proposal to its website for facilitating the rise of cashless payments in the country. In his 2015 budget speech the Finance Minister declared: “One way to curb the flow of black money is to discourage transactions in cash. Now that a majority of Indians has or can have, a RUPAY debit card. I therefore, proposes to introduce soon several measure that will incentivize credit or debit card transactions and disincentivize cash transaction.”

ISRAEL – In 2014 a special committee headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff Harel Locker released a report examining how to reduce the use of cash in the country. The report advocates reforms (including restrictions and limits on cash transactions) as part of a strategy whose aim is “reduced use of cash, reduced use of endorsed checks, and increased use of electronic means of payment.”

NORWAY – Late last week Trond Bentestuen, a senior executive at Norway’s largest bank, complained to the VG Newspaper that the Norwegian central bank “can only account for 40 percent” of the Norwegian kroner in circulation, meaning “that 60 percent of money usage is outside of any control.” There’s only one conclusion, according to Bentestuen: “There are so many dangers and disadvantages associated with cash, we have concluded that it should be phased out.” Don’t worry, though, the nation’s Finance Ministry says it has “no plans to change the law in this area”…for now.

SWEDEN – Last year Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology released a report stating that the country is on track to completely eliminating cash transactions in the foreseeable future. Noting that there are now only 80 billion Swedish crowns in circulation in the economy (down from 106 just six years ago), the report highlights how digital person-to-person payment technology “Swish” (developed in collaboration with Danish banks) is already transforming the country’s banking sector, where there are now entire banks that do not accept cash.

‘The End Game Is Here – It’s All Coming Apart’ – ‘They Knew This Was Coming Long Ago’ 

A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go.

The achievement was announced to coincide with the publication of a paper, in the scientific journal Nature, detailing the techniques used.

Earlier on Wednesday, Facebook’s chief executive had said its own AI project had been “getting close” to beating humans at Go. But the research he referred to indicated its software was ranked only as an “advanced amateur” and not a “professional level” player.

DeepMind’s chief executive, Demis Hassabis, said its AlphaGo software followed a three-stage process, which began with making it analyse 30 million moves from games played by humans.
“It starts off by looking at professional games,” he said.

“It learns what patterns generally occur – what sort are good and what sort are bad. If you like, that’s the part of the program that learns the intuitive part of Go.

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion 

“It now plays different versions of itself millions and millions of times, and each time it gets incrementally better. It learns from its mistakes.

“The final step is known as the Monte Carlo Tree Search, which is really the planning stage.
“Now it has all the intuitive knowledge about which positions are good in Go, it can make long-range plans.”

Tested against rival Go-playing AIs, Google’s system won 499 out of 500 matches,
And last October, DeepMind invited Fan Hui, Europe’s top player, to its London office for a series of games, each of which the AI won.

“Many of the best programmers in the world were asked last year how long it would take for a program to beat a top professional, and most of them were predicting 10-plus years,” Mr Hassabis said.
“The reasons it was quicker than people expected was the pace of the innovation going on with the underlying algorithms and also how much more potential you can get by combining different algorithms together.”

“Now, we are moving towards 3D games or simulations that are much more like the real world rather than the Atari games we tackled last year. ” 

Google files patent for drone ‘delivery receptacle’

Google’s secretive drone delivery project could include a component designed to store packages securely.

A patent filed Tuesday in the United States by the company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, describes a “delivery receptacle” designed to take packages from an “aerial delivery device” for deposit to a secure location.

The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide them for delivery.

The delivery receptacle would then take the package to a safe location such as a garage, according to the patent. The patent did not provide any details on the nature of the delivery receptacle.

A spokesman for the company’s Google X research arm declined comment.

Alphabet and Amazon.com Inc are among a growing number of companies that are trying to make package delivery by drones a reality. But drone deliveries are not expected to take flight until after the Federal Aviation Administration publishes final rules for commercial drone operations, expected this year.

An FAA task force on drones has initiated a system requiring anyone who owns drones heavier than half a pound and lighter than 55 pounds to register before flying outdoors. By early January, 181,061 drones were registered.

Vos, who is co-chair of the task force, said during a Consumer Electronics Show workshop earlier this month that existing regulations are sufficient to allow the operation of drones.

“I would advocate strongly that the need for additional regulation is very, very small. That in fact, if you allow people to do things and replicate what manned aviation pilots in this airspace do it already works,” he said.

“We don’t need new regulation, we need to just be allowed to go do it,” Vos said.

^^^THIS IS A VERY BAD IDEA THAT HAS THE CERTAINTY OF BEING USED TO DELIVER AMERICAN WEAPONS GRADE ANTHRAX …FOR THE THIRD TIME.

Google to Make Smartphones That Recognize Faces 

Soon, smartphones will not only take snapshots and videos but also recognize the objects pictured. Google is working with a Silicon Valley chip designer to let mobile devices do that kind of heavy computing internally rather than relying on remote data centers.

Alphabet Inc.’s best-known unit and semiconductor startup Movidius on Wednesday announced a collaboration aimed at bringing technology described as deep learning to handsets.

The search giant has already demonstrated image-recognition capabilities with Google Photos, a mobile app and image hosting service that stores and analyzes images uploaded from smartphones. Users can search through the photos by typing in the names of objects, like flowers or houses or mountains, or use a photo of a face to find others that contain it. But uploading images takes time, and searching through them from a phone depends on a wireless connection that may not always be available.

With built-in image recognition, smartphones could identify objects in real time for a variety of applications, like identifying people to authorize transactions, aiding blind people and translating signs.

Movidius, which specializes in computer vision, has previously worked with Google in an effort known as Project Tango that help create a kind of three-dimensional map of indoor spaces. Under the latest arrangement, Google will purchase an unspecified number of a Movidius chip called the MA2450 along with software to help exploit it, the companies said. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, nor did Google comment on how and when such technology might reach the market.

“By working with Movidius, we’re able to expand this technology beyond the data center and out into the real world, giving people the benefits of machine intelligence on their personal devices,” said Blaise Agϋera y Arcas, head of Google’s machine intelligence group in Seattle, in prepared remarks.

Movidius Chief Executive Remi El-Ouazzane sounded optimistic that Google will decide to incorporate its technology in future mobile products. “This collaboration is going to lead to a new generation of devices that Google will be launching,” he said. “And they will launch in the not-too-distant future.”

Saturday, January, 30 2016: Jethro (Yitro) 

Reading for January 30, 2016 ~ Shevat 20, 5776
Ex 18:1-20:23 ~ Is 6:1-7:6;9:5-6 ~ Mark 7-8

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