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Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart and Edward Szall gather in the TRUNEWS studio to dissect the globalists plot to crown a supranational taxation system, radically redefine America through Supreme court rubber-stamped amnesty, and herald in draconian Chinese style Grid Management. In Part 2, Dan Golvach joins Rick to discuss how Obozo’s illegal immigration invasion enabled a four-time deportee — high on cocaine — to kill his son Spencer in cold blood.
As the shock from the initial revelation of leaked Mossack Fonseca files fades away, one recurring question has emerged: why were there no American clients of the firm named (at least not yet)? After all, leaders in Iceland, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Australia and many other nations are already facing questions about their use of the Panamanian law firm, and yet nothing about the US?
An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents, called the “Panama Papers”, has revealed the hidden financial dealings of some of the world’s wealthiest people, as well as 12 current and former world leaders and 128 more politicians and public officials around the world.
More than 200,000 companies, foundations and trusts are contained in the leak of information which came from a little-known but powerful law firm based in Panama called Mossack Fonseca, whose files include the offshore holdings of drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders – and wrongdoing galore.
The law firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, which can be legally used to hide the ownership of assets. The data includes emails, contracts, bank records, property deeds, passport copies and other sensitive information dating from 1977 to as recently as December 2015.
It allows a never-before-seen view inside the offshore world — providing a day-to-day, decade-by-decade look at how dark money flows through the global financial system, breeding crime and stripping national treasuries of tax revenues.
Here is the brief summary of how these documents have been revealed, via the Sueddeutsche Zeitung:
Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell firms enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.
In the months that followed, the number of documents continued to grow far beyond the original leak. Ultimately, SZ acquired about 2.6 terabytes of data, making the leak the biggest that journalists had ever worked with. The source wanted neither financial compensation nor anything else in return, apart from a few security measures.
The data provides rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows. It proves how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of the world’s rich and famous: from politicians, Fifa officials, fraudsters and drug smugglers, to celebrities and professional athletes.
A quick snapshot of the scale of the leak in context:
The leak also provides details of the hidden financial dealings of 128 more politicians and public officials around the world.
The cache of 11.5 million records shows how a global industry of law firms and big banks sells financial secrecy to politicians, fraudsters and drug traffickers as well as billionaires, celebrities and sports stars. These are among the findings of a yearlong investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 other news organizations.
The files expose offshore companies controlled by the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, the king of Antichrist Saudi Arabia and the children of the president of Azerbaijan.
They also include at least 33 people and companies blacklisted by the U.S. government because of evidence that they’d been involved in wrongdoing, such as doing business with Mexican drug lords, terrorist organizations like Antichrist Hezbollah or rogue nations like North Korea and Iran.
“These findings show how deeply ingrained harmful practices and criminality are in the offshore world,” said Gabriel Zucman, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley and author of “The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens.” Zucman, who was briefed on the media partners’ investigation, said the release of the leaked documents should prompt governments to seek “concrete sanctions” against jurisdictions and institutions that peddle offshore secrecy.
The documents make it clear that major banks are big drivers behind the creation of hard-to-trace companies in the British Virgin Islands, Panama and other offshore havens. The files list nearly 15,600 paper companies that banks set up for clients who want keep their finances under wraps, including thousands created by international giants UBS and HSBC.
An ICIJ analysis of the leaked files found that more than 500 banks, their subsidiaries and branches have worked with Mossack Fonseca since the 1970s to help clients manage offshore companies. UBS set up more than 1,100 offshore companies through Mossack Fonseca. HSBC and its affiliates created more than 2,300.
In the largest media collaboration ever undertaken, journalists working in more than 25 languages dug into Mossack Fonseca’s inner workings and traced the secret dealings of the law firm’s customers around the world. They shared information and hunted down leads generated by the leaked files using corporate filings, property records, financial disclosures, court documents and interviews with money laundering experts and law-enforcement officials.
Reporters at Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained millions of records from a confidential source and shared them with ICIJ and other media partners. The news outlets involved in the collaboration did not pay for the documents.
Before Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained the leak, German tax authorities bought a smaller set of Mossack Fonseca documents from a whistleblower, a move that triggered the raids in Germany in early 2015. This smaller set of files has since been offered to tax authorities in the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
The larger set of files obtained by the news organizations offers more than a snapshot of one law firm’s business methods or a catalog of its more unsavory customers. It allows a far-reaching view into an industry that has worked to keep its practices hidden — and offers clues as to why efforts to reform the system have faltered.
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The year-long investigation was coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), who worked with hundreds of journalists from the world’s top media organisations including the ABC’s Four Corners program.
What the documents reveal is the inner workings of a global industry of law firms and big banks who sell financial secrecy to those who can afford it.
The ICIJ findings include evidence that:
Offshore companies linked to the family of Antichrist Communist China’s top leader, Xi
Jinping, as well as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has
positioned himself as a reformer in a country shaken by corruption
29 billionaires featured in Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s 500 richest people
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and his wife secretly owned an offshore firm that held millions of dollars in Icelandic bank bonds during the country’s financial crisis
Associates of Russian President Vladimir Putz Putin secretly shuffled as much as $2 billion through banks and shadow companies
New details of offshore dealings by the late father of British Prime
Minister David Cameron, a leader in the push for tax-haven reform
Offshore companies controlled by the Antichrist Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Antichrist King of Saudi Arabia and the children of the President of Azerbaijan
33 people and companies blacklisted by the US Government because of evidence that they have done business with Mexican drug lords, terrorist organisations like Antichrist Hezbollah or rogue nations like Antichrist Communist North Korea
Customers including Ponzi schemers, drug kingpins, tax evaders and at least one jailed sex offender
Movie star Jackie Chan, who had at least six companies managed through the law firm
The leaked data allows a never-before-seen view inside the offshore world — providing a day-to-day, decade-by-decade look at how dark money flows through the global financial system, breeding crime and stripping national treasuries of tax revenues.
Most of the services the offshore industry provides are legal if used by the law-abiding. But the documents show the extraordinary lengths individuals will go to in order to hide the true owners of companies.
Mossack Fonseca offers extra services to provide “front people” known as nominees to act as shareholders, directors or even the owners of your company. This can make it extremely difficult for authorities trying to investigate money laundering or follow the money through complex networks of offshore accounts.
Firm worked with more than 14,000 ‘middlemen’ on clients’ behalf
An ICIJ analysis of the leaked files found that more than 500 banks, their subsidiaries and branches had worked with Mossack Fonseca since the early 1970s to help clients manage offshore companies.
In all, the files indicate Mossack Fonseca worked with more than 14,000 banks, law firms, company incorporators and other middlemen to set up companies, foundations and trusts for customers.
The documents reveal that these offshore players often failed to follow legal requirements to ensure their clients were not involved in criminal enterprises, tax dodging or political corruption.
Mossack Fonseca says the middlemen are its true clients, not the eventual customers who use offshore companies. The firm says these middlemen provide additional layers of oversight for reviewing new customers. As for its own procedures, Mossack Fonseca says they often exceed “the existing rules and standards to which we and others are bound”.
Mossack Fonseca offers backdating of documents
The leaked files also show the firm regularly offered to backdate documents to help its clients gain advantage in their financial affairs. It was so common that an email exchange from 2007 showed firm employees talking about establishing a price structure — clients would pay $8.75 for each month farther back in time that a corporate document would be backdated.
In a written response to questions from ICIJ and its media partners, the firm said it “does not foster or promote illegal acts”.
“Your allegations that we provide shareholders with structures supposedly designed to hide the identity of the real owners are completely unsupported and false,” the firm said.
The firm added that the backdating of documents “is a well-founded and accepted practice” that is “common in our industry and its aim is not to cover up or hide unlawful acts”.
The firm said it could not answer questions about specific customers because of its obligation to maintain client confidentiality.
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There is much more in the full set of releases covered in the ICIJ’s website, however we wonder what if any action will be taken against any of these criminals who also happen to be some of the world’s wealthiest people and most powerful politicians: after all, it is they who make the rules.
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Finally, for those curious why not a single prominent US name features in the list above, the reason may be found within the snapshot of the non-profit ICIJ’s “funding supporters”:
Recent ICIJ funders include: Adessium Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Fritt Ord Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and Waterloo Foundation.
And then, at the bottom of the Panama Papers disclosure site we again find Open Society which, as everyone knows, is another name for George Soros.
Finally, let’s recall that as Bloomberg reported earlier this year, the world’s biggest and “favorite” new tax haven as of this moment, is… the United States itself..
The solar polar fields, solar wind speed, and coronal hole IMF appear relevant for triggering the largest earthquakes. The foundational models using SPF and SWS prove valuable in 2014 and 2015, and the events during that time encourage the further investigation of the earth-sun connection, and it was vital that our previous observations and statistical models be verified into the future – two years later the model accuracy remains robus.
SIGNS IN THE SKIES SO FAR RECENTLY: Solar flares…Four Blood Moons…Bethlehem Star (two stars converging) twice: June 30, 2015 & October 2015…solar eclipses…super moon (when the moon is as close to the earth as it can get making it appear larger in the sky)…3 meteors coming over the US & On February 15, 2013 a meteor exploded in the sky over Chelyabinsk, southern Russia…on Sept. 27, 2015… a fly by meteor bus-sized came closer to the earth then some of our satellites (we had one week warning from NASA)…near miss asteroid May of 2015…fly by asteroid that was huge looked like a skull on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2015…asteroid 2004 BL86, which safely flew past Earth on Jan. 26, 2015 actually had its own moon with it…On Oct. 30, 2015 Mars, Venus and Jupiter aligned on a rare occasion…Later in the January of 2016, Mercury will join up with the other four morning planets – Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn – to feature the first appearance of all five visible planets in the same sky since the year 2005…yes and many have taken photos of what appears to be two suns in the sky and now the Christmas Eve Asteroid fly by Dec. 24, 2015; Five planets align in the sky 2016 February…Asteroid fly by on March 7…March 9: Solar Eclipse…NEWEST SIGN: An emerald-green comet will brush the Earth Monday, March 22, 2016 followed one day later March 23, 2016 by a kissing cousin that will swerve closer to the planet than any other comet in nearly 250 years: One comet to swerve closer to Earth than any other comet in century.
Open Doors reports a significant increase in attacks against Christians during 2014-2015. Last year, more than 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith, which they note is “almost 3,000 more than the previous year.” The largest areas of growing Christian persecution occur in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. Those numbers are expected to scale upward.
The Center for Inquiry (CFI), an organization whose Campaign for Free Expression promotes the rights of religious and nonreligious individuals globally, has seen the same patterns. “We were the sole secular humanist organization to press the State Department to label Antichrist ISIS’s crimes against Antichrist Muslims and Christians as genocide,” says Paul Fidalgo, the communications director for CFI.
Open Doors agrees with the genocide assessment, noting that persecution in the Middle East and Africa, “increasingly takes the form of ethnic cleansing.”
In March, pressures from human rights organizations finally succeeded in getting the U.S. State Department to apply this genocidal label to the Antichrist Islamic State. Secretary of State, Skull&Bones John Kerry, provided a laundry list of war crimes by Antichrist IS that helped to secure that official condemnation, including the horrific beheading of 49 Egyptian and Ethiopian Coptic Christians in 2015..
The difficulty in addressing these human rights violations is significantly stronger, however, when it comes to recognized states. In many countries, suppression of minority religious groups is codified in legal systems in the form of blasphemy laws. These laws serve as a means to justify and prosecute religious and nonreligious minorities. (The United States still has a few unenforceable blasphemy laws left on the books.)
A 2012 report from Pew Research shows that 22 percent of “the world’s countries and territories” have blasphemy laws, and 11 percent penalize apostasy. In many locations, punishments can result in fines, but in others, blasphemy is on par with treason and can result in death. The safety of individuals in countries with blasphemy laws is difficult to secure by foreign advocates. Frequently, governments, like Antichrist Saudi Arabia, whose human rights record is repeatedly questioned by advocacy groups, see international pressure to improve human rights as a guise for challenging their sovereignty. (Antichrist Saudi Arabia has a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.)
State responses like these belie the significant individual human cost they dismiss. In a few individual cases, the end result is freedom. In Sudan, a 27 year old Christian woman, Meriam Ibrahim, was sentenced to death for apostasy after converting and was turned in to the authorities by her brother. Groups like Open Doors and Center for Inquiry both called for her release, and she was eventually allowed to receive asylum in the United States.
Other individuals, like Pakistani Asia Bibi, a Christian accused of insulting the Antichrist prophet MuHAMmad, are still uncertain what the future holds. She’s been on death row since 2010. Her strongest advocate, Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was assassinated for his support in 2011. She is currently the subject of ongoing protests and threats while her case is appealed.
Even in countries that boast a form of official secularity and religious freedom—such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh—the state unofficial intolerance religious groups, or failure to address social intolerance, only increases the suppression of religious groups. “Bangladesh is perhaps the clearest example,” notes Fidalgo, “where you have secular activists and Christians being murdered, more or less with impunity.”.
Fireworks aside, the Israeli nuclear program may not have made much difference at all, either to Israel’s security or to regional nonproliferation efforts. Since the development of the program, but largely unrelated to its existence, the political situation has tipped in Israel’s favor, the conventional balance has grown to favor Israel and the threat profile presented by Israel’s opponents has moved in an unconventional direction.
This has made the nuclear deterrent less critical to Israel’s survival, notwithstanding the running apocalyptic commentary about Antichrist Iran’s nuclear aspirations.
Not the Onion: Antichrist NWO 666 U.S. Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clowns say Antichrist Iran’s banking system is a major money laundering operation, so Antichrist NWO 666 US Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown Team is giving it access to Antichrist NWO 666 US Mark Of The Beast dollars..
Treasury Department doesn’t want Antichrist Muslim Mahdi Shia Murder Suicide Jihadist Iran to have access to Antichrist NWO 666 dollars, the Treasury Department and the State Department want Antichrist Iran to have access to Antichrist NWO 666 U.S. Mark Of The Beast dollars. Yes, you read that correctly. After all, says Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, we here in the United States must of course comply with “the letter and the spirit” of the unsigned, non-binding-on-Antichrist Iran “agreement.”
Last July, the United States entered into an agreement with Antichrist Iran with the hopes of limiting their nuclear ability. At a high level, the US would lead the way in lifting oil and financial sanctions imposed due to Antichrist Iran’s nuclear programs; in return Antichrist Iran would reduce their stockpile of enriched uranium, storage facilities and centrifuges. What was not negotiated, however, were sanctions on missile technologies and conventional weapons.
Per the White House:
Then, in March 2016, Iran launched a series of ballistic missile tests early in the month that got the world’s attention.
As we reported then, In a testament to the “success” of Washington’s foreign policy towards Iran, Iran’s Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the IRGC said the following: “The missiles fired today are the results of sanctions. The sanctions helped Iran develop its missile program.” Furthermore, the rockets had a quite clear message written on their side:
Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change no boots SPECTRE Clown’s response? He said Iran was “not following the spirit of the deal.”
This is what he said according to The Hill:
“Iran so far has followed the letter of the agreement, but the spirit of the agreement involves Iran also sending signals to the world community and businesses that it is not going to be engaging in a range of provocative actions that are going to scare businesses off”
While we’re sure Iran didn’t bat an eyelid at the latest hollow rhetoric from the White House, it did seem to get irritated when the Treasury then implemented fresh sanctions. The thought is that as the missiles become even more capable of hitting long range targets, they could eventually be equipped to carry nuclear warheads as well, immediately putting various neighboring countries in danger.
Fast forward to today, when Antichrist Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff Brig-Gen Maassoud Jazzayeri was quoted by the Fars News Agency as saying:
“The White House should know that defense capacities and missile power, specially at the present juncture where plots and threats are galore, is among the Antichrist Iranian nation’s red lines and a backup for the country’s national security and we don’t allow anyone to violate it”
Clearly, the Iranian Revolutionay Guard was not particularly concerned how Obozo evaluates the “spirit” of the deal as long as he remains utterly helpless to change it, something which Iran is absolutely convinced of at this moment.
And then the moment of truth: Iran actually used Obozo’s infamous “red line” phrase… against him, when “Antichrist Iran warned the US on Monday that any attempt to encroach on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program would constitute the crossing of a “red line.”
“The US calculations about the Antichrist Islamic Republic and the Antichrist Iranian nation are fully incorrect,” Antichrist Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff Brig-Gen Maassoud Jazzayeri was quoted by the Fars News Agency as saying.
Jazzayeri accused Antichrist NWO 666 US President Barack Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown of making vows and breaking them by saying removal of sanctions on Iran would be conditioned on the Antichrist Islamic Republic halting its ballistic missile program.
And with that, the farce was complete.
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Incidentally, this latest slapdown back and forth but mostly back didn’t escape the GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who promptly called Obozo a baby for thinking Antichrist Iran was going to adhere to our guidelines: “I hate seeing President Obama today saying that Antichrist Iran has violated our agreement. I mean, what did he think? He’s now complaining about Antichrist Iran violating the agreement. What the hell did he think? He’s like a baby. He’s like a baby.”
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 08:23 UTC on April 3, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC registered it as M7.0 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 81 km (50 miles) NNW of Port-Olry, 136 km (85 miles) NNW of Luganville, 407 km (253 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
There are about 12 764 people living within 100 km (62 miles) radius.
When Anubis passed under the bridge, the lower span had to be raised due to his stature. This was a Silver Gate ritual! The twin Towers represent the celestial Twins, Gemini. It’s a symbol of the stargate bridging heaven and earth, the pillar identified by David Flynn as spanning Sirius in heaven and the Prime Meridian on earth.
Where, you may ask, might Isis be found?
“The Thames through Oxford is sometimes given the name the River Isis. Historically, and especially in Victorian times, gazetteers and cartographers insisted that the entire river was correctly named the River Isis from its source down to Dorchester-on-Thames, and that only from this point, where the river meets the River Thame and becomes the “Thame-isis” (supposedly subsequently abbreviated to Thames) should it be so called. Ordnance Survey maps still label the Thames as “River Thames or Isis” down to Dorchester.” (Wikipedia)
Obviously, this is the kind of thing that matters a lot to those initiated into the arcane knowledge of the ancients. The exhibiting of artifacts at the O2 Arena from 15 November 2007 to 30 August 2008 was not just some insignificant event. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. To the worshipers of Horus, and the Queen Mother is certainly that, this is a big deal.
In America, the geographical Silver and Golden Gates span the contiguous 48 states. If you consider this in the celestial context, these span the 48 constellations typically identified with the Zodiac, the 12 primary signs with their associated decans. 12+36=48. Straight lines may easily be drawn between the East and West coasts of the continent that pass through 12 states, like the ecliptic through the Zodiac. Coincidence? When it comes to something like this, I doubt it.
The UK and London have similar features that speak of a celestial plan, of stargates and ancient Egypt. I’m reading a book titled “Before the Pyramids,” by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler. From what I’ve read so far and what the Lord has highlighted to me, this expression of the relationship between the UK and Egypt goes way, way back in time, but I can’t really get into any of that, yet.
London has long been the setting for Silver Gate ritual. Exactly what it’s based on, I can’t say I know, but I’m assured there’s a profound reason why the Prime Meridian is defined at Greenwich, London. David Flynn named two ancient pillars of heaven, one anchored on the Great Pyramid at Giza and the other on the Prime Meridian. He identified the one in Egypt with Orion and the other with Sirius, the Dog Star. That probably has something to do with the seemingly arbitrary assignment of where the grid reference standard of the Prime Meridian and the antimeridian (or 180th Meridian, also known as the International Date Line), and this is of course directly related to the assignment.
If you look at a map of London today and explore the area around the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, through which the Prime Meridian anchoring the pillar of heaven runs, you’ll make some interesting discoveries.
let it be known and clearly understood by all of you, and by all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you [demanded be] crucified [by the Romans and], whom God raised from the dead—in this name [that is, by the authority and power of Jesus] this man stands here before you in good health. 11 This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the [e]chief Cornerstone.
Doom for Proud Babylon
8 Then another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her immorality [corrupting them with idolatry].”
Doom for Worshipers of the Beast
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “Whoever worships the beast and his image and receives the mark [of the beast] on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he too will [have to] drink of the wine of the wrath of God, [b]mixed undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone (flaming sulfur) in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb (Christ). 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night—those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
By 2029, there will be 11,000 new seniors arriving every day and only 2,000 new adults being added to the workforce to pay for them.
There is just no way that the workforce at that time is going to be able to fund the entitlements of these seniors.
This is a problem because those are commitments that have been made and will have to be paid.
That chart makes the size of the problem abundantly clear. There are a lot of people already very concerned with the amount of debt the United States has. Imagine how they would feel if they were aware that with these liabilities conclude the number is 20 times larger.
This is a case of simple math.
Either tax rates increase in a massive way or the payments to seniors have to be cut significantly. The status quo doesn’t work. There just isn’t going to be anywhere close to enough money coming in to fund the payments going out.
The country can’t borrow its way out of a funding issue of this size.
This issue that Druckenmiller is so passionate about is a huge problem. One with no possible solution that will be popular with the American voters.
Either higher taxes or lower benefits. Likely some combination of both. Both very unattractive options for big percentages of the voter base.
You can hear the politicians kicking this can further down the road, can’t you?
Fixing this is going to require some real sacrifice by the American people. That doesn’t sound like a very appealing platform upon which to get re-elected.
The finances of the entire world are run by short-term thinkers. Central bankers have been dead set on trying to inflate economies for a decade now using more and more aggressive easy-money policies.
To try to make the short term a little better, these central bankers have been perfectly willing to roll the dice on the long term.
The issue that Druckenmiller has raised will have to be dealt with. I’m sure it will be dealt with far later than it should be as politicians do kick that can down the road.
By doing that, they are only going to make the corrective actions that the country has to take more severe.
It is crucial that all of us realize that our long-term financial well-being really needs to be taken care of by one person. That one person is the man or woman you look at in the mirror in the morning when you are brushing your teeth.
We have to make sure we protect our wealth diligently and invest in assets that will retain their value when the consequences of all of this short-term thinking arrive.
Because eventually, they will.
Then a single powerful angel picked up a boulder like a great millstone and flung it into the sea, saying, “With such violence will Babylon the great city be hurled down [by the sudden, spectacular judgment of God], and will never again be found.
And in Babylon was found the blood of prophets and of saints (God’s people) and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”
As you were looking, a [a]stone was cut out without [human] hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together and became like the chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. And the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth..
“There is no doubt that if these mad men ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they would certainly use it to kill as many people as possible,” he said.
Mr Obozo The Antichrist NWO 666 POTUS Clown hailed his own nuclear agreement with Antichrist Shia Muslim Mahdi Meathead Suicide Jihadist Iran, which has been criticised by Republicans and other groups for the sanctions relief it provides. He called it a “substantial success”.
“This is a success of diplomacy that hopefully we will be able to copy in the future,” he said.
Mr Obozo said Antichrist Shia Mislim Mahdi Meathead Murder Suicide Jihadist Iran has so far followed the letter of the agreement. He urged patience as the country becomes re-integrated into the global economy.
“So long as Antichrist Shia Suicide Muslim Mahdi Jihadist Iran is carrying out its end of the bargain, we think it’s important for the world community to carry out our end,”
The threat from terrorists trying to launch a nuclear attack that would “change our world” is real, Antichrist NWO 666 President Barack Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No boots SPECTRE Clown has said. The world has taken “concrete” steps to prevent nuclear terrorism, he told the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.
But the so-called Antichrist Islamic State (IS) obtaining a nuclear weapon is “one of the greatest threats to global security,” he added.
More than 50 nations were represented at the summit.
World leaders convening in Washington for the summit expressed concern about Antichrist Communist North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and Russia’s lack of attendance.
Mr Obozo expressed concern that Russia has been building up its military at the expense of nuclear arms reductions.
Russian President Vladimir Putz Putin refused to attend the summit, and Antichrist Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Antichrist Muslim Pakistan cancelled his trip after the deadly bombing in Lahore. Both countries are nuclear-armed..
Masonic Friday The 13th Obozo Said Antichrist ”ISIS IS Contained” Paris Then Suffers Antichrist Muslim Attack Again Mass Murdering Of 158 People And Counting (UPDATE: “Paris France Attacks 129 Dead and 352 Wounded) After The U.S. President Clown’s False Statement Post Open Border Flood Into Europe As A Result Of Satanic New World Order EU Socialist 666 Political Control Refugee Passport Has Confirmed Terrorist Suicide Attack Global Agenda
One of the recurring concerns involving Europe’s seemingly perpetual economic, financial and social crises, is that these have been largely predetermined, “scripted” and deliberate acts.
This is something the former head of the Bank of England admitted one month ago when Mervyn King said that Europe’s economic depression “is the result of “deliberate” policy choices made by EU elites. It is also what AIG Banque strategist Bernard Connolly said back in 2008 when laying out “What Europe Wants”
To use global issues as excuses to extend its power:
environmental issues: increase control over member countries; advance idea of global governance
terrorism: use excuse for greater control over police and judicial issues; increase extent of surveillance
global financial crisis: kill two birds (free market; Anglo-Saxon economies) with one stone (Europe-wide regulator; attempts at global financial governance)
EMU: create a crisis to force introduction of “European economic government”
This morning we got another confirmation of how supernational organizations “plan” European crises in advance to further their goals, when Wikileaks published the transcript of a teleconference that took place on March 19, 2016 between the top two IMF officials in charge of managing the Greek debt crisis – Poul Thomsen, the head of the IMF’s European Department, and Delia Velkouleskou, the IMF Mission Chief for Greece.
In the transcript, the IMF staffers are caught on tape planning to tell Germany the organization would abandon the troika if the IMF and the commission fail to reach an agreement on Greek debt relief.
More to the point, the IMF officials say that a threat of an imminent financial catastrophe as the Guardian puts it, is needed to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, or as Bloomberg puts it, “considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe.”
According to the leaked conversation, the IMF – which has been pushing for a debt haircut for Greece ever since last August’s 3rd Greek bailout – believes a credit event as only thing that could trigger a Greek deal; the “event” is hinted as taking place some time around the June 23 Brexit referendum.
As noted by Bloomberg, the leak shows officials linking Greek issue with U.K. referendum risking general political destabilization in Europe.
The leaked transcript reveals how the IMF plans to use Greece as a pawn in its ongoing negotiation with Germany’s chancelleor in order to achieve the desired Greek debt reduction which Germany has been pointedly against: in the leak we learn about the intention of IMF to threaten German Chancellor Angela Merkel to force her to accept the IMF’s demands at a critical point.
From the transcript:
THOMSEN: Well, I don’t know. But this is… I think about it differently. What is going to bring it all to a decision point? In the past there has been only one time when the decision has been made and then that was when they were about to run out of money seriously and to default. Right?
THOMSEN: And possibly this is what is going to happen again. In that case, it drags on until July, and clearly the Europeans are not going to have any discussions for a month before the Brexits and so, at some stage they will want to take a break and then they want to start again after the European referendum.
VELKOULESKOU: That’s right.
THOMSEN: That is one possibility. Another possibility is one that I thought would have happened already and I am surprised that it has not happened, is that, because of the refugee situation, they take a decision… that they want to come to a conclusion. Ok? And the Germans raise the issue of the management… and basically we at that time say “Look, you Mrs. Merkel you face a question, you have to think about what is more costly: to go ahead without the IMF, would the Bundestag say ‘The IMF is not on board’? or to pick the debt relief that we think that Greece needs in order to keep us on board?” Right? That is really the issue.
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VELKOULESKOU: I agree that we need an event, but I don’t know what that will be. But I think Dijsselbloem is trying not to generate an event, but to jump start this discussion somehow on debt, that essentially is about us being on board or not at the end of the day.
THOMSEN: Yeah, but you know, that discussion of the measures and the discussion of the debt can go on forever, until some high up.. until they hit the July payment or until the leaders decide that we need to come to an agreement. But there is nothing in there that otherwise is going to force a compromise. Right? It is going to go on forever.
The IMF is also shown as continuing to pull the strings of the Greek government which has so far refused to compromise on any major reforms, as has been the case since the first bailout.
As the Guardian notes, Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos has accused the IMF of imposing draconian measures, including on pension reform. The transcript quotes Velculescu as saying: “What is interesting though is that [Greece] did give in … they did give a little bit on both the income tax reform and on the … both on the tax credit and the supplementary pensions”. Thomsen’s view was that the Greeks “are not even getting close [to coming] around to accept our views”. Velculescu argued that “if [the Greek government] get pressured enough, they would … But they don’t have any incentive and they know that the commission is willing to compromise, so that is the problem.”
Below is Paul mason’s summary of what is shaping up as the next political scandal.
The International Monetary Fund has been caught, red handed, plotting to stage a “credit event” that forces Greece to the edge of bankruptcy, using the pretext of the Brexit referendum.
No, this is not the plot of the next Bond movie. It is the transcript of a teleconference between the IMF’s chief negotiator, Poul Thomsen and Delia Velculescu, head of the IMF mission to Greece.
Released by Wikileaks, the discussion took place in Athens just before the IMF walked out of talks aimed at giving Greece the green light for the next stage of its bailout.
The situation is: the IMF does not believe the numbers being used by both Greece and Europe to do the next stage of the deal. It does not want to take part in the bailout. Meanwhile the EU cannot do the deal without the IMF because the German parliament won’t allow it.
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Let me decode. An “event” is a financial crisis bringing Greece close to default. Just like last year, when the banks closed, millions of people faced economic and psychological catastrophe.
Only this time, the IMF wants to inflict that catastrophe on a nation holding tens of thousands of refugees and tasked with one of the most complex and legally dubious international border policing missions in modern history.
The Greek government is furious: “we are not going to let the IMF play with fire,” a source told me.
But the issue is out of Greek hands. In the end, as Thomsen hints in the transcript, only the European Commission and above all the German government can decide to honour the terms of the deal it did to bail Greece out last July.
The transcript, though received with fury and incredulity in Greece, will drop like a bombshell into the Commission and the ECB. It is they who are holding E300bn+ of Greek debt. It is the whole of Europe, in other words, that the IMF is conspiring to hit with the shock doctrine.
The Greeks are understandably angry and confused; As Bloomberg reported earlier, “Greece wants to know whether WikiLeaks report regarding IMF anticipating a Greek default at about the time of the U.K. June 23 referendum on its EU membership is the fund’s official position” government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili says Saturday in e-mailed statement. For its part, an IMF spokesman in e-mail Saturday said it doesn’t “comment on leaks or supposed reports of internal discussions.”
Two side observations: i) has a “Snowden” leaker now emerged at the IMF; if so we can expect many more such bombshell accounts in the coming weeks; ii) it may be another turbulent summer in Europe.
While we expect that this latest scandal will quickly be forgotten, what we find most paradoxical about the situation is that the Greek ire is focused on the one entity that, while hardly innocent as per Lagarde’s previous comments, is actually is pushing for a Greek debt reduction over the refusal of European, and especially German, institutions. Granted, we also understand the Greek ire: being used as guniea pigs by the IMF in its policy battle with other NGOs is hardly pleasing and if anything, is a reflection of the Greek recent collapse into quasi-vassal status and ongoing ward of the ECB. Recall that Greece still has capital controls as its banking system is completely insolvent, and that this leverage Europe has over the country and the money of its savers will not change for a long time.
The Congolese government has blamed attacks on government buildings in the capital, Brazzaville, on the Ninja militia group.
Security forces were deployed on Monday morning and heavy gunfire was heard in the streets
The Ninjas were a major anti-government force in the 1997-99 civil war.
The violence comes weeks after Denis Sassou Nguesso won a third presidential term in a poll that the opposition said was marred by “massive fraud”..
For all the media excitement about the disclosed names in the “Panama Papers” leak, in this case represented by the extensive list of Mossack Fonseca clients, this is not a story about which super wealthy individuals did everything in their power, both legal and illegal, to avoid taxes, preserve their financial anonymity, and generally preserve their wealth. After all, that’s what they do, and it should not come as a surprise that they will always do that, especially following last year’s disclosure by the same ICIJ which revealed a list of 100,000 HSBC clients who had been dutifully avoiding the payment of taxes.
What the story is about is the nebulous world of offshore tax evasion and tax havens, which based on data from the World Bank, IMF, UN, and central banks, hide between $21 and $32 trillion, where registered incorporation agents and law firms in small Caribbean countries (and not so small US states) make the laundering of money and the “disappearance” of the super wealthy, into untracable numbers hidden behind shell companies, possible.
So, in order to learn some more about the real star of this story, the Panamanian lawfirm of Mossack Fonseca, we went to Fusion which has compiled a fascinating story of the company’s history, founders, and key milestone events in its life.
Essentially, Gunnlaugsson political career is over, and the only question is whether Goldman has already picked a banker to replace him.
PM Gunnlaugsson walks out of an interview with Swedish television company SVT. Gunnlaugsson is asked about Wintris, which he says has been fully declared to the Icelandic tax authority. Gunnlaugsson says he is not prepared to answer such questions and decides to discontinue the interview, saying: ‘What are you trying to make up here? This is totally inappropriate.’.
The Prophetic Super Shemitah Super Blood Moon(s) Solar Lunar Eclipse(s) Passover Tabernacles Tetrad 29 Elul Feast Of Trumpets Day Of Atonement Celestial Convergence June 30th Quantum Leap Second Internet Chaos Warning 2015 Jupiter And Venus Star Of Bethlehem Signaling The Great Return Of Christ And Terrible Tribulation
MONUMENTAL SOLAR SYSTEM CHANGES: Jupiter Dazzles With “NORTHERN LIGHTS” After Solar Storms – HUNDREDS OF TIMES MORE POWERFUL Than Earth’s Aurora Borealis And EIGHT-TIMES BRIGHTER Than What Is Normally Experienced Over A Large Area Of The Planet!
Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we’re going into its trailing edge.
It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009.
In a desperate attempt to stave off a day of financial reckoning during the 2008 financial crisis, global central banks began printing trillions of new currency units. The printing continues to this day.
It’s not just the Federal Reserve that’s printing. The Fed is just the leader of the pack. The Antichrist NWO 666 U.S., Japan, Europe, Antichrist Communist China… all major central banks… are participating in the biggest increase in global monetary units in history.
The next few years are going to be quite catastrophic. Hundreds of millions of people will slip into poverty when the currency crisis destroys their savings.
There is growing concern over a lack of preparation for the plan to send migrants back from Goldman Sachs Communist Europa Whore Greece to Antichrist Jive Turkey, two days before it goes into effect.
A BBC correspondent who has been to one of the registration sites in Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey says there are few signs it is ready.
The Antichrist NWO 666 UN and rights groups have expressed fears about migrant welfare and whether some may be forced back into Syria. The Antichrist NWO 666 EU Europa Whore-Jive Turkey deal is aimed at easing the uncontrolled mass movement of people into Europe. Under the deal, migrants arriving illegally in Greece are expected to be sent back to Antichrist Jive Turkey from 4 April if they do not apply for asylum or if their claim is rejected..
Reader Questions on Negative Interest Rates
Our reader L from Mumbai has mailed us a number of questions about the negative interest rate regime and its possible consequences. Since these questions are probably of general interest, we have decided to reply to them in this post.
As of February, approx. $7 trillion in government bonds were sporting negative yields-to-maturity.
Germany’s 5 year government bond yield: minus 33 basis points.
US money supply TMS-2: economic downturns and “deflation scares” continually provoke money printing on an ever more breathtaking scale
NOTE: !!!!!!!!!^^^listen to Jim Willie (entire interview is a must listen ) confirm the Antichrist NWO 666 Israeli connection to the slaughter in Europe (Paris-Belgium Attacks) Not only did he predict the slaughter in advance but he nails it down almost completely. What he does not know is, not only did he nail it, he nailed it without knowing about the antichrist demonic reality of the masonic Albert Pike satanic mapping and building of the plan and the fact that it was also a jewish Israeli owned Masonic building that was sold on 911 2015 after being owned for 40 years where the Eagles Of Death Metal were playing when the Paris attack happened.
This is more proof of the Antichrist spirit reality of the agenda that is leading to the WMD event crisis they need in order to establish the last major portion of the Antichrist plan. Consider this and the fact that they marked ”April Fools Day” to hold their Nuclear Security Summit with Obozo in D.C.. The Cabalist Antichrist Soros Larry Silverstein Madoff Rothschild Masonic NWO 666 Fed Beast Obelisk is showing…. AKA Usual Suspects. Notice the fact that they are timing things with the Shemitah etc… etc… etc… leading up to their Antichrist Messiah man.
Fleeing the ancient city of Palmyra, which they failed to obliterate but turned into a delayed-action minefield, the few surviving Antichrist ISIS jihadists left behind a trace of bureaucratic paperwork documenting 10-months of a reign of terror , RT Arabic reports.
Following the May 2015 capture of ancient Palmyra, situated about 500 meters from the modern town known in Arabic as Tadmur, Antichrist Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists imposed strict Antichrist Sharia law to govern the daily lives of those residents who did not flee their rule.
Various blanks and bureaucratic paperwork, all promising strict punishment unless their rules were adhered to, were recovered on the ground by the RT crew, who traveled to Palmyra following its recent liberation by the Syrian army with support from Russian air and special forces.
The documents range from employment contracts to notices requiring an appearance in front of the Islamic police. One document particularly marks a property as belonging to the jihadist group and explicitly prohibits any trespassing or even close approach to the premises. All of the documents are signed and stamped by the ISIS hierarchy.
But the trove of paperwork is the least dangerous trace of the jihadi almost a year-long rule. The Syrian army continues to stumble on mine-laden buildings as most of the neighborhoods in the city were booby-trapped with explosives.
“During our offense we encountered several explosive devices that were hidden in the ground that were supposed to be activated in an electro-mechanical way once you pass through them,” a soldier from the engineer corps told RT. “The explosion was designed to engage infantry and combat vehicles traveling on unpaved roads”
Besides infesting approaches to the city with mines, residential quarters were also trapped with explosives, which turned the whole town into a huge “delayed action mine.”
Syrian troops found a mass grave containing around 40 bodies in Palmyra city, captured from Antichrist Islamic State last Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Friday.
SANA said the grave, which contained many women and children, was in the north-eastern edge of Palmyra. Some of the bodies had been beheaded.
Russia is doubling the number of its strategic nuclear warheads on new missiles by deploying multiple reentry vehicles that have put Moscow over the limit set by the New START arms treaty, according to Pentagon officials.
A recent intelligence assessment of the Russian strategic warhead buildup shows that the increase is the result of the addition of multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, on recently deployed road-mobile SS-27 and submarine-launched SS-N-32 missiles, said officials familiar with reports of the buildup.
“The Russians are doubling their warhead output,” said one official. “They will be exceeding the New START [arms treaty] levels because of MIRVing these new systems.”
The 2010 treaty requires the United States and Russia to reduce deployed warheads to 1,550 warheads by February 2018.
The United States has cut its warhead stockpiles significantly in recent years. Moscow, however, has increased its numbers of deployed warheads and new weapons.
The State Department revealed in January that Russia currently has exceeded the New START warhead limit by 98 warheads, deploying a total number of 1,648 warheads. The U.S. level currently is below the treaty level at 1,538 warheads.
Officials said that in addition to adding warheads to the new missiles, Russian officials have sought to prevent U.S. weapons inspectors from checking warheads as part of the 2010 treaty.
The State Department, however, said it can inspect the new MIRVed missiles.
Disclosure of the doubling of Moscow’s warhead force comes as world leaders gather in Washington this week to discus nuclear security—but without Russian President Vladimir Putin, who skipped the conclave in an apparent snub of the United States.
The Nuclear Security Summit is the latest meeting of world leaders seeking to pursue Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown’s 2009 declaration of a world without nuclear arms.
Russia, however, is embarked on a major strategic nuclear forces build-up under Putin. Moscow is building new road-mobile, rail-mobile, and silo-based intercontinental-range missiles, along with new submarines equipped with modernized missiles. A new long-range bomber is also being built.
The current escalation comes amid the standoff between Russia and Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey over the Syrian conflict. Ankara supports Azerbaijan, while Armenia is an ally of Moscow.
Lest there be any doubt about the objectives in the United States, the strategy of subtly indoctrinating school children into the Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey Gülen movement is a familiar one overseas, and there is great peril in allowing it to flourish in this country. In his native Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey, Antichrist Muslim Gülen created a network of hundreds of schools that have produced – over the past three decades – a vast cadre of followers now prepared to perform his bidding from official positions in government, law enforcement, the judiciary and the media.
It may be completely legal for Antichrist Muslim JiveTurkish President Recep Erdogan’s minions to silence the voices of journalists, bloggers and other outspoken critics when in Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey.
But when you’re in America, Jack, your autocratic tendencies and dictatorial inclinations are fair game for protesters, the media and our citizenry.
That’s the message the Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkish President’s body guards got from a Secret Service agent on Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown’s security detail in Washington after Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkish Erdogan’s goons started ripping anti-Erdogan flyers out of peoples’ hands, physically assaulting them and throwing them the middle finger.
A video of the incident captures the Secret Service agent making it clear to evil idiot Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkish Erdogan’s body guards that while free speech may be prohibited in the progressive European Union wanna-be state of Antichrist Jive Turkey, America is a bit different.
Special guest Terry Sacka joins Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart, and Edward Szall in the TRUNEWS studio, as they discuss the Antichrist Saudi mafias plan to sell ARAMCO, their not-so-secret donation to McCain, Antichrist ISIS infiltrating both the Brussels airport and the White House’s video editing team, and the death threats against Trump. In Part 2, Todd Nettleton and Justin Butterfield join Rick to share a frontline report from the battlefield of Christian persecution across America
Various far-right groups, including the anti-migrant Generation Identitaire movement, demonstrated in Belgium’s notorious Molenbeek district, the notorious terrorist breeding ground of the Belgian capital, on Saturday. At the same time, leftist groups held counter-rallies. Though the demonstrations were banned in Brussels following the March attacks, several rallies still took place in Belgian capital.
Since the attacks in Brussels Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station that rocked the Belgian capital on March 22, Belgium has been on high alert, while tension between various local groups and migrants has escalated to unprecedented levels, confirmed by today’s events, when according to local news, at an anti-racism rally in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, the police clashed with hundreds of youths. Later, police temporarily closed the area after the police made 19 arrests at the Place de la Bourse, according to RTL
Thirteen rioters were arrested in the neighborhood which appears like a warzone.
According to RT, at least two armed far-right activists with Molotov cocktail arrested in the Molenbeek district.
But the most shocking and violent moment took place when a car drove toward the police line, spraying a fire extinguisher. While driving off, the Audi hit a woman head on
One country stands out in these preposterous scheme. Antichrist Saudi Arabia, where art thou?.
Nuclear Security Summit Closing News Conference Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown speaks to reporters during a closing news conference from the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. .
Speaking following a meeting on the sidelines of the global nuclear summit, the Antichrist NWO 666 US President said both he and his Antichrist Communist Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, wanted to see the “full implementation” of the United Nation’s sanctions on North Korea.
But just hours after the meeting in Washington, Antichrist Communist North Korea appeared to fire a short-range missile from an eastern coastal area into the sea off the North’s east coast, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is the latest in a series of weapon launches carried out by the country.
NOTE: …went to the site in D.C. where the Nuclear Security Summit is being held, the place was massively guarded with police and military and special unit forces. Streets were blocked off and humvees and even dump trucks were being used to block the site. What a joke, like these evil bastards are going to attack themselves. They put on this clown show just so when they blow up their WMD they can spin their meeting timing with it. It will be interesting to see which day they do it. If they do it on April 8th, well, that will be just beyond obvious at this point. The evil bastards are that blatant at this point and the timing is short for sure now so they do need this soon. GET OUT OF NYC! That evil BAAL Gate is your last warning.
Antichrist NWO 666 David Cameron has warned that terrorists will use ‘whatever materials they can get their hands on’ as he stepped up security around nuclear facilities.
In a strongly-worded warning about the threat to Britain’s national security, the Antichrist NWO 666 Prime Minister said terrorists would ‘like to kill as many people as they possibly could’ amid fears that Antichrist ISIS could attempt to create a dirty bomb.
He announced this morning that hundreds of extra armed police are to patrol British cities as fears grow of a Paris or Brussels-style massacre outside London. Mr Cameron was attending a nuclear security summit with world leaders in Washington. But their efforts were undermined by the absence of Russian President Vladimir Putz Putin.
It was also reported that Antichrist Communist North Korea had fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea today hours after Antichrist NWO 666 US President Barack Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown urged closer security ties among its Asian allies and increased cooperation with Antichrist Communist China to discourage Pyongyang from further advances in nuclear weapons.
Global economist and insider James Rickards joins Rick Wiles for Thursday’s edition of TRUNEWS. James and Rick discuss the central banks 10 year master scheme — which began in 2010 — to dethrone the US dollar’s world reserve currency status and herald in its replacement, the IMF-printed SDR. In Part 2, special guest Terry Sacka and Edward Szall will join Rick in studio to decipher through the powerful intel shared in that interview.
Is it just a coincidence that reproductions of the 48-foot-tall arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria are going to be put up in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London exactly 13 days before Baal’s biggest day of the year?
In the occult world, 13 is the number of rebellion, and these arches are going to be put on display precisely 13 days prior to the major occult holiday of Beltane on May 1. In a previous article, I explained that the chief god of ancient Babylon named Marduk eventually came to be known as “Baal” or “Bel” which both mean “Lord.” As worship of this ancient deity spread all over the globe, sometimes this language was retained, and this is definitely true when it comes to “Bel-tane” or “Baal-tein”.
Beltane can be translated as “Baal fire,” and even many Wiccans acknowledge that this festival has origins which can be traced all the way back to the Baal worship of the ancient Middle East. For example, the following comes directly from the website of a Wiccan named Lady Bridget:
La Baal Tinne, Beltane, Beltain, all are names for the ritual which was traditionally held on May 1st, also known as May Day. The astrological festival occurs when the Sun reaches 15 ° Taurus, which lately has been happening more towards May 4-6th. Either the traditional date or the astrological date can be used to determine when to hold your festival as both will have significant energies for the season.
And the season is Spring! The lusty month of May is called so for a reason! Watch the animals, they are “rutting” now, looking to attract mates to raise their families. Butterflies and insects are pollenating flowers all over, and trees are bursting into blossoms and new green growth. In spring, “the young man’s fancy turns to love..” and the young girls fancies turn to young men! (sic)
Beltane, named for the Celtic Sun God, Bel, or Bal, or Baal, also means Bale, to banish, as in the bale fires, which are lit on Beltane to cleanse and purify. Cattle were led between two fires to cleanse them, and I have heard theories that the Druids quite possibly may have put purifying herbs on the fires to physically help the process along, but there is no actual proof of this.
And here is another example that comes directly from wiccazone.net.
Beltane is the second most important sabbath in the Witches’ calendar after Samhain. Again, it is an intercalary day when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thin. But whereas Samhain is a time for greeting and celebrating those who have gone before, Beltane is a time when more mischievous spirits may take advantage. For this reason the results of divinations performed at Beltane should always be approached cautiously, for the Gods also enjoy a sense of humour! Similarly, be very careful of working Magic at this time, for the phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for’ is even more appropriate around Beltane. Many a Witch has found a wish being granted very literally and has received what they asked for as opposed to what they wanted.
This is the festival of the fire God Bel. Bel has been worshipped under many names in all parts of the world for thousands of years; Bel, Beli, Balar, Balor, Belenus, Baal, and Belial. Traditionally, Beltane would be the night on which the old hearth fires were extinguished and the new were kindled from the Bel fire. These fires were placed on the top of hills and produced a chain of beacons which ran across the land. Cattle would be driven between the fires and people would leap over them to ensure fertility for the coming season. In Britain, the tradition of hilltop fires has seen something of a revival lately, although not necessarily associated with Beltane. Fire beacons were lit at the passing of Princess Diana and to mark the Millennium celebrations.
Even the occultists understand that the purpose of Beltane is to honor Baal.
So isn’t it odd that these arches from the Temple of Baal are going up in New York and in London just in time for this high occult holy day?
READ: “It’s Not Just Times Square—Altars to Baal Will Be Built Around the World”
Posted below is the Wiccan wheel of the year. You can see that Beltane is opposite Samhain (Halloween) on the wheel, and it has experienced a tremendous resurgence in popularity in Europe in recent years.
In ancient times, Beltane celebrations involved lots of sex and lots of fire sacrifices.
It is also important to note that May 1 is more commonly known as “May Day” around the world. It is a major holiday for communists and socialists, and it is also the date on which the Bavarian Illuminati was formed in 1776.
Leading up to Beltane is a 13-day period of time that also appears to have special occult significance. This is something that I wrote about the other day, but I wanted to explore this a bit more.
Admittedly, there are not a lot of mainstream sources that discuss this 13-day period just prior to Beltane, and much of the information on the Internet appears to be speculation.
But there are some authors that have written about this. This first example is an excerpt from a book titled The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual by S.K. Bain.
In case you were wondering, April 19 is a Satanic holy-day, requiring sacrifice by fire, most preferably involving the sacrifice of children, and, indeed, multiple children perished in both Waco (more than 20) and Oklahoma City (19 under the age of 6).
And this next example is an excerpt from a book entitled Phoenix Rising: The Rise and Fall of the American Republic by Donald G. Lett Jr.
In the occult April 19th begins the second highest holy day in the occult called the Beltane, which is a 13 day period which ends on May 1st. The first day of the Beltane is the most important day for human sacrifice. Even the ancient Romans honored April the 19th as the conclusion to their holiday Cerealia, the primary festival of Ceres that was accompanied by “Games of Ceres” in the Circus Maximus.
Lett is definitely correct about the significance of April 19 to the Romans.
According to Wikipedia, it was customary to sacrifice a pregnant cow on that day.
In ancient Roman religion, the Fordicidia was a festival of fertility, held April 15, that pertained to farming and animal husbandry. It involved the sacrifice of a pregnant cow to Tellus, the ancient Roman goddess of the Earth, in proximity to the festival of Ceres (Cerealia) on April 19.
All over the Internet, there are reports that the 13-day period that begins on April 19 and that culminates with May 1 is known as “the blood sacrifice to the Beast.” Many of these reports seem to have gotten their material from an article that was originally posted on the highly respected website cuttingedge.org.
Did you know that April 19 is a most important date every year in the Satanic Calendar of High Holy Days? April 19 begins a 13-day period of blood sacrifice to the Beast, culminating on May 1!
And there is a book from 1995 entitled Circle of Intrigue that also made this claim…
“According to the Satanic Calendar of High Holy Days, April 19 inaugurates a period of blood sacrifice to the Beast, culminating in the Grand Climax on May 1st each year. May 1st (May Day), of course, is celebrated in Red Square (note the color, red) in Moscow each year by a huge parade and spectacle. It was also on May 1, 1776 in Bavaria that Adam Weishaupt founded the Order of the Illuminati, and it was May 1st when the ancient Druids honored their great Sun God and Goddess with an uninhibited festival complete with initiations, sex orgies, drunken revelry, and human sacrifice.”
Joseph Spickard is another respected author that has also written about this.
The following is an excerpt from an excellent article that was posted on his website:
Sacrifice by fire is required by pagan, occult and satanic elements on April 19. An emphasis on the sacrificial victims who are children or youth is made. “Passing through the fire” to the fire god, Molech, in the Old Testament of the Bible, described children going through the ritual of fire worship and sacrifice. In this regard, the arms of the god Molech were operated mechanically beyond a veil or curtain in the back of the image by its priests. When a victim was selected or chosen from among those “passing through the fire,” the child was placed on the supporting Molech outstretched hands, pulled over a pit of flame, and then the hands were shifted mechanically sideways, causing the child to fall and be consumed into the very hot pit furnace below.
The child’s screams were muffled by the very low bass sound of drums and music instruments and the corresponding high pitch of tambourines and other music utensils to drown out its cries. This bass sound was exceeding low. This was to be called later the “Devil’s chord.”
A Molech site was located just outside of Jerusalem during the period of the Kings and Minor Prophets. The Valley of Hinnom, or in Greek called Gehenna, was located on the south and southwest side of the city. Gehenna was later translated as the popular rendition or place, of hell fire. For the hundreds and hundreds of children, if not thousands, that were immolated … this was an apt description. The Valley of Hinnom, or Gehenna, became a garbage dump during the time of Christ which continued to emit flame and fire in burning refuse, dead bodies of animals and common criminals, and offal.
So what are we to make of all of this?
It is hard to say.
What we do know is that a lot of strange events have happened on or around April 19th. The following list comes from Advent of Deception.
April 19, 1904—The Great Fire of Toronto.
April 18, 1906—The San Francisco Earthquake Fire.
April 19, 1943—After trapping the last Jewish Resistance Fighters in a storm drain in Warsaw, and holding them for several days, Nazi Storm Troopers began to pour fire into each end of the storm drain, using flame-throwers. They continued pouring the fire into the drain until all fighters were dead. Blood sacrifice brought about by a fiery conflagration.
April 20, 1985—ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
April 19, 1993—50 years later after of the 1943 Warsaw, to the day, government troops, tanks and other military equipment stormed the compound of David Koresh and his followers at Waco, Texas. Certainly, this operation fulfilled the basic requirements for a human sacrifice: trauma, fire and young sacrificial victims.
April 19, 1995—Oklahoma City bombing—Once again fire and death on this day.
April 20, 1999—The Columbine High School Massacre.
April 19, 2005—Joseph Alois Ratzinger elected as Pope Benedict XVI.
April 20, 2007—Johnson Space Center shooting and incident of hostages in Building 44.
April 19, 2010—In Canada over 400 hundred of straw bales caught on fire and blazed out of control.
April 19, 2010—Iceland’s Volcanic Ash Grounds all Airlines in Northern Europe while NATO conducts the largest military exercise of the Year.
April 20, 2010—The Gulf Oil Fire.
April 20—The Birthday of Adolf Hitler.
In the end, the significance of April 19 is certainly up for debate, but nobody can question the significance of May 1. Even occultists acknowledge that Beltane is a festival that honors the ancient Middle Eastern god “Bel” or “Baal,” and today it is celebrated with fire and sex just like it was back then.
And on this “May Day,” millions of children around the globe will once again dance around huge “Maypoles” without even understanding what they originally represented.
Once your eyes are opened, it is easy to see traces of the ancient Babylonian religious system all around us. Of course this is precisely what we should expect if we have indeed moved into the period of time that the Bible refers to as the last days. As society continues to reject the God of the Bible, people will increasingly turn to false religion to fill the spiritual void that they feel.
Personally, I find it exceedingly suspicious that reproductions of the 48-foot-tall arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria are going to be put up in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London just before Baal’s biggest day of the year.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him; and he causeth the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
14 And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and lived.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause to be killed as many as would not worship the image of the beast.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads, 17 that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom: Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.
Who could have seen that coming? Ahead of potentially the most important data point of the year – now that The Antichrist NWO 666 Fed Beast lost its Antichrist Communist China excuse overnight – NYSE Arca reports a ‘glitch’
*NYSE ARCA CITES TECHNICAL ISSUE ON TRADING SYMBOLS SUSPENDED
*NYSE ARCA TICKERS AFFECTED: AMZN, AZO, GOOG, GOOGL, ISRG, MKL
We are sure it will all be fixed by the time the market opens and the ramping algos have taken back control.
Reading for April 2, 2016 ~ Adar II 23, 5776
Lev 9:1-11:47 ~ II Sam 6:1-7:17 ~ Luke 7-9
Rosh Chodesh Nisan / ראש חודש ניסן
Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan. Nisan (sometimes transliterated Nissan) is the 1st month of the Hebrew year. rresponds to March or April on the Gregorian calendar.
Fri, 20 March 2015 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5775)
Mon, 27 March 2017 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5777)
Fri, 16 March 2018 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5778)
Fri, 05 April 2019 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5779)
Wed, 25 March 2020 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5780)
Sat, 13 March 2021 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5781).
Get up before dawn, and you’ll be rewarded with a bright triangle of beacons in the south that’s roughly the size of your clenched fist held at arm’s length. The red-supergiant star Antares, marking the heart of Scorpius, is at the bottom of the triangle. To its upper right is Mars, and to its upper left is Saturn.
In the evening sky, you’ll be able to spot Mercury low in the west about 45 minutes after sunset. This fast-moving planet has its farthest angular separation from the Sun, what astronomers call greatest elongation, on April 18th. So if you’re never seen Mercury before, this is a good month to look for it. You’ll have a little help on April 8th, when a thin crescent Moon is in the same general area.
The king of planets – Jupiter – is the brightest starlike object in the April, 2016, night sky. It pops out first thing at dusk and lights up the nighttime until the wee hours of the morning.
At mid-northern latitudes, Mars and Saturn rise over the eastern horizon at mid-to-late evening (and in the Southern Hemisphere, at early-to-mid evening). Once these two planets are up, they are out for rest of the night, near each other, getting brighter, heading toward their brightest and best in late May and early June. Mars and Saturn join up with the bright star Antares to form a bright celestial triangle, which is especially prominent during the predawn hours. Mercury puts on a good show in the Northern Hemisphere evening sky, later this month. The brightest planet – Venus – is lost in the glare of sunrise. .
If you can find Orion, you can use it to star hop to Sirius, the sky’s brightest star, in the constellation Canis Major. Orion and Sirius are dropping into the sun’s glare at this time of year, so be sure to look for them soon after the sun goes down.
You can also use Orion’s Belt to find the star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus, as shown on the chart
NOTE: current quake pattern looks like a big one is on deck. The sudden increase in small quakes looks like a familiar pattern.
Saturday April 2 2016, 05:50:03 UTC Alaska Peninsula. 6.4 15.0
When looking back in history, December 23, 2015 may be the date the global trade wars officially began. On that day, as we reported at the time, the U.S. imposed a 256% tariff on Antichrist Communist Chinese steel imports.
It did so perhaps with good reason: with its local end markets mothballed, Antichrist Communist China was desperate to dump as much excess capacity as possible offshore with shipments of steel, oil products and aluminum all reaching new highs according to trade data from the General Administration of Customs, and the result was a dramatic drop in US prices.
On the other hand, with Antichrist Communist Chinese mills, smelters and refiners all producing far more than can be purchased domestically amid slowing domestic demand, as well as the government’s anti-pollution crackdown, Antichrist Communist China’s decision to ship the excess overseas was also understandable.
As Bloomberg wrote at the time, “the flood of Antichrist Communist Chinese supplies is roiling manufacturers around the world and exacerbating trade frictions. The steel market is being overwhelmed with metal from Antichrist Communist China’s government-owned and state-supported producers, a collection of industry associations have said. The nine groups, including Eurofer and the American Iron and Steel Institute, said there is almost 700 million tons of excess capacity around the world, with the Asian nation contributing as much as 425 million tons.”
2016 was expected to get even worse: Colin Hamilton, head of commodities research, said the the price of hot-rolled coil, used in everything from fridges to freight containers, may decline about 13 percent next year. Antichrist Communist China’s steel exports, which have ballooned to more than 100 million metric tons this year, may stay at those levels for the rest of the decade as infrastructure and construction demand continues to falter.
To be sure, it was India who launched the first shot, when it announced that it plans to step up its protection for debt-laden domestic steelmakers by imposing a minimum price on steel imports among other measures, Steel Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said in December. The import curbs are necessary to ensure a “level-playing field” for Indian companies after restrictions imposed in September failed to stop a decline in prices, she said.
And then it was the US’ turn, when shortly after India unleashed protectionist measures, the US Department Of Commerce announced that corrosion-resistant steel imports from Antichrist Communist China were sold at unfairly low prices and will be taxed at 256 percent. The move was clearly aimed at Antichrist Communist China: imports from India, South Korea and Italy would be taxed at lower rates, while imports from Taiwan and Italy’s Marcegaglia SpA would not face anti-dumping tariffs.
We left it off by saying that “now that the US has fired the first trade war shot, it will be up to Antichrist Communist China to retaliate. It will do so either by further devaluing its currency or by reciprocating with its own protectionist measures against the US, or perhaps by accelerating the selling of US Treasurys. To be sure, it has several choices, clearly none of which are optimal from a game theory perspective, but now that the US has openly “defected” from the “prisoner’s dilemma” game, all bets are off.”
To be sure, just a few weeks later Antichrist Communist China proceeded with another dramatic devaluation of the Yuan, which may or may not have been accompanied by an aggressive selling of Treasury.
However the missing link was Antichrist Communist China unveiling its own protectionist response: a necessary and sufficient condition for fully symmetric trade wars.
It did so earlier today when, accused of flooding world markets with cheap steel, it imposed its own anti-dumping duties as high as 46.3% on electric steel products imported from Japan, South Korea and the European Union, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.
According to Reuters, the overseas suppliers include JFE Steel Corp, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp and POSCO, the ministry said in a notice posted on its website (www.mofcom.gov.cn). The ministry did not identify any EU supplier.
What is curious is that Antichrist Communist China, by far the world’s biggest steel producer, imports relatively small quantities of high-end steel products, including electric steel used in power transformers and generators. In other words the move was mostly symbolic, and a confirmation that Antichrist Communist China now believes it is being treated unfairly enough to where it can demand in-kind protectionism which will only escalate as the end demand to the global supply glut is simply not there.
The tariffs come at a time when the UK is up in arms over the decision by Tata Steel, the owner of much of UK’s steel industry, to sell its local plants in the process liquidating about 15,000 jobs. Tata blamed a flood of cheap Antichrist Communist Antichrist Communist Chinese supplies which means now that Antichrist Communist China has re-escalaed, thousands of newly laid off ironworkers in the UK (and elsewhere) will have a new global target which to blame for their troubles.
We doubt it will end there, because one trade wars begin, the logical consequences of currency wars, they rarely end amicably or on short notice, and on numerous occasions devolve into outright, conventional wars.
Antichrist Communist China and the Antichrist NWO 666 United States will work together to try to prevent further missile tests by Antichrist Communist North Korea, Antichrist NWO 666 US President Barack Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown says.
In recent weeks, North Korea has carried out a hydrogen bomb test and repeatedly test-fired missiles.
Mr Obozo met Antichrist Communist Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a nuclear summit in Washington on Thursday.
But hours later, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the Antichrist Communist North appeared to have test-fired another missile.
Antichrist Communist China’s foreign ministry last week said it was keen to push for wider talks on Antichrist Communist North Korea, involving a number of regional powers, during the meeting with Mr Obozo. There was no confirmation whether new talks were agreed on Thursday.
Mr Obozo also vowed to closely work on the same issue with its allies South Korea and Japan after meeting their leaders on Thursday.
“We are united in our efforts to deter and defend against Antichrist Communist North Korean provocations,” he said.
As the stock market gyrates higher and lower in a fairly narrow range, the spokesmodels and talking heads on CNBC breathlessly regurgitate the standard bullish mantra designed to keep the muppets in the market. They are employees of a massive corporation whose bottom line and stock price depend upon advertising revenues reaped from Wall Street and K Street. They aren’t journalists. They are propagandists disguised as journalists. Their job is to keep you confused, misinformed, and ignorant of the true facts.
Based on the never ending happy talk and buy now gibberish spouted by the pundit lackeys, you would think we are experiencing a bull market of epic proportions and anyone who hasn’t been in the market has missed out on tremendous gains. There’s one little problem with that bit of propaganda. It’s completely false. The Fed turned off the QE spigot at the end of October 2014 and the market has gone nowhere ever since.
QE1 began in September 2008, taking the Fed balance sheet from $900 billion to $2.3 trillion by June 2010. This helped halt the stock market crash and drove the S&P 500 up by 50% from its March 2009 lows. QE2 was implemented in November 2010 and increased the Fed balance sheet to $2.9 trillion by the end of 2011. This resulted in an unacceptable 10% increase in the S&P 500, so the Fed cranked up their printing presses to hyper-speed and launched the mother of all quantitative easings, with QE3 pushing their balance sheet to $4.5 trillion by October 2014, when they ceased their “Save a Wall Street Banker” campaign.
I’m afraid the lesson of history is that people never learn from the lessons of history. It’s always different this time. People will ignore the facts until it is too late. Every historically accurate statistical valuation method proves we are in the mother of all bubbles, created by Federal Reserve sociopaths. Every reliable economic indicator is flashing red for recession. There is absolutely no doubt this market is going to crash. It’s just a matter of when and by how much. If you think you can get out in time, be my guest and buy some more Amazon, Google, and Facebook on margin. Or you can heed the lessons of history as laid out by John Hussman. Your choice. but remember, The Truth is not a choice, every knee shall bow.
The Fed withdrew the excess liquidity and the tech bubble peaked in March 2000 and then collapsed.
This is where the story of the debt bubble begins.
If you don’t see the moon and Mercury this evening (April 8), try again on another April 2016 evening (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere). The lit side of the waxing crescent moon points in the direction of Mercury. The green line depicts the ecliptic – Earth’s orbital plane projected onto the dome of sky.
Since the March equinox is the Northern Hemisphere’s spring equinox, April 2016 provides northerly latitudes its best evening apparition of Mercury for the year. For temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s now autumn, April evenings are particularly unfavorable for spotting the young evening crescent and Mercury.
For instance, we contrast two localities that reside close to the same meridian: 75o west longitude: Philadelphia, PA (40o north latitude) and Valdivia, Chile (40o south latitude). At Philadelphia on April 8, 2016, the moon goes down about 1 hour and 40 minutes after sunset, in contrast to about an hour after sunset at Valdivia, Chile. Also, at Philadelphia, Mercury stays out for about 1 hour and 20 minutes after sunset, whereas at Valdivia, Mercury plunges beneath the horizon some 30 minutes after sundown.
At northerly latitudes, we’ll have plenty of opportunity to view Mercury after sunset for the next several weeks. Day by day, Mercury will loom higher up at sunset, and will stay out longer after sundown. When Mercury reaches its greatest evening elongation from the sun on April 18, it’ll set a whopping 1 hour and 45 minutes after the sun at mid-northern latitudes. So on any clear evening, as dusk is giving way to darkness, look for Mercury to appear over the sunset point on the horizon, staging its best showing of the year at northerly latitudes!
Mars, late evening until dawn, gets much brighter! Mars is not as bright as Jupiter, April’s most brilliant starlike object. However, Jupiter will dim slightly this month, while Mars will double in brilliance in April 2016 alone!
By the time Mars reaches its crest of brightness in late May 2016, it will have quadrupled in brilliance since the beginning of April. So watch Mars, which has greater swings in brilliance than any other solar system planet, except for Mercury.
At is brightest, Mars shines some 80 times more brilliantly than at its faintest.
Why is Mars getting so bright? For most of the past two years, Earth has been fleeing ahead of Mars in orbit. Mars orbits just one step outward from us, and we move slightly faster in orbit, and – about every two years – we catch up to Mars again and pass between it and the sun. That’ll happen next in late May, 2016. Astronomers will say that Mars is in opposition to the sun around that time. Then, believe it or not, Mars will nearly match Jupiter in brightness!
By late May, as we pass between it and the sun, Mars will be rising in the east as the sun is setting in the west. It’ll be opposite the sun, in opposition.
In April, though, Mars rises in the east quite late at night, as seen from mid-northern latitudes and is still perhaps best seen in the hours before dawn. Mars rises around 11 p.m. local time (midnight, if you use Daylight Time) in early April. By the end of the month, Mars rises at about 9 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Daylight Time) at mid-northern latitudes.
Mars rises earlier at temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. In early April, the red planet comes up around 9 to 10 p.m. and by the month’s end, around nightfall.
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And here’s the really good news. Mars is near another planet on the sky’s dome, Saturn. Look for Mars and Saturn to be highest up in the sky just before dawn’s first light.
Let the waning gibbous moon help guide your eye to Mars (and Saturn) in the morning sky for several days, centered on April 25 (or catch the moon, Mars and Saturn low in the southeast sky late at night).
Saturn shines near Mars from late evening until dawn. And both Mars and Saturn are near a fainter object – still one of the sky’s brightest stars – Antares in the constellation Scorpius.
From mid-northern latitudes, the ringed planet starts the month rising in the east somewhat before midnight local time (1 a.m. Daylight Time), and by the month’s end, coming up around 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. Daylight Time).
As for temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, Saturn rises in the east at roughly 10 p.m. local time in early April. By the end of the month, Saturn will be up by around 8 p.m. local time.
Although Saturn shines on par with the sky’s brightest stars, its brilliance can’t match that of Mars. Look for Saturn near Mars at late evening or in the predawn sky. These two worlds form a bright celestial triangle with the star Antares in the April predawn sky. Mars is brighter than Saturn, which in turn is brighter than Antares.
Mars will eventually catch up with Saturn on August 24, 2016, to present a conjunction of these two worlds in the August evening sky.
Watch for the moon to swing by Saturn for several days, centered on or near April 25. Scroll up to the second sky chart above.
Saturn, the farthest world that you can easily view with the eye alone, appears golden in color. It shines with a steady light. Binoculars don’t reveal Saturn’s gorgeous rings, by the way. For that, you need a small telescope. But binoculars will enhance Saturn’s golden color.
Saturn’s rings are inclined at a little more than 26o from edge-on in April 2016, exhibiting their northern face. Next year, in October 2017, the rings will open most widely, displaying a maximum inclination of 27o. As with so much in space (and on Earth), the appearance of Saturn’s rings from Earth is cyclical. In the year 2025, the rings will appear edge-on as seen from Earth. After that, we’ll begin to see the south side of Saturn’s rings, to increase to a maximum inclination of 27o by May, 2032.
April hosts two meteor showers, but only one major. The first – Virginid meteor shower – will reach its maximum rate of activity on April 12. The Moon will be 5 days old and will present minimal interference. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is 5 per hour.
The second meteor shower of the month – Lyrids – will reach the maximum rate of activity on April 23. However, the Moon will be 16 days old, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 10 per hour.
The best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters is April 7.
The Moon will reach full phase on April 22.
April 1 – M104 well placed for observation. The sombrero galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of -11°37′, it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 58°N and 81°S. At magnitude 8.3, M104 is quite faint, and can not be seen by the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or a small telescope.
April 4 – Comet 333P/LINEAR at perihelion. Comet 333P/LINEAR will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 1.11 AU.
April 7 – New Moon – 11:24 UTC. The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
April 10 – Comet 116P/Wild reaches its brightest. Comet 116P/Wild is forecast to reach its brightest, at around mag 12.6. It will lie at a distance of 2.28 AU from the Sun, and at a distance of 1.44 AU from the Earth.
April 12 – Virginid meteor shower. The Virginid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on April 12, 2016. Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from April 7 do 18. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 5 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference. The best place to look to see as many meteors as possible is not at the radiant itself, but at any dark patch of sky which is around 90° away from it, since it is at a distance of around 90° from the radiant that meteors will typically appear at their brightest.
April 18 – Conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter – 03:27 UTC. The Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 2°06′ of each other. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.4, and Jupiter at mag -2.4, both in the constellation Leo. The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
April 18 – Mercury at greatest elongation east – 11:34 UTC. Mercury will be well placed for observation in the evening sky, shining brightly at mag -2.2. Over coming weeks, the distance between Mercury and the Sun will decrease each night, and it will gradually sink back into the Sun’s glare.
April 20 – C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) at perihelion. Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 1.31 AU.
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April 22 – Full Moon – 05:25 UTC. The Moon will reach full phase – making it visible for much of the night, lying almost directly opposite the Sun in the sky. Full Moons are traditionally given names according to the season in which they fall, and this will be the second full moon of spring 2016, traditionally called the Milk Moon. Over the nights following April 22, the Moon will rise around an hour later each day so as to become prominent later in the night. Within a few days, it will only be visible in the pre-dawn and early-morning sky. By the time it reaches last quarter, a week after full moon, it will rise at around midnight and set at around noon. At the moment when the Moon reaches full phase, it will lie at a declination of -09°03′ in the constellation Virgo, and so will appear high in the sky at all but the most extreme latitudes. It will be visible at all latitudes between 70°N and 89°S. Its distance from the Earth will be 406 000 km. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. This moon has also been known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
April 22, 23 – Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on April 22, 2016. Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from April 19 to 25. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 10 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 16 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible. The best place to look to see as many meteors as possible is not at the radiant itself, but at any dark patch of sky which is around 90° away from it, since it is at a distance of around 90° from the radiant that meteors will typically appear at their brightest.
April 25 – Conjunction between the Moon and Mars – 05:33 UTC. The Moon and Mars will make a close approach, passing within 4°52′ of each other. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.4, and Mars at mag -1.5, both in the constellation Ophiuchus. The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
April 25 – Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn – 19:44 UTC. The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 3°18′ of each other. At the moment of closest approach, the Moon will be at mag -12.4, and Saturn at mag 0.9, both in the constellation Ophiuchus. The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
Our planet is passing through a stream of fast-moving, negative polarity solar wind. Geomagnetic storming reached G1 – Minor levels at 17:24 UTC. A G2 – Moderate warning is in effect for the rest of the UTC day.
This is a recurrent CH HSS, responsible for G3 – Strong geomagnetic storms during its previous rotation. Solar wind speeds in excess of 600 km/s were observed from this CH and similar conditions are expected during this rotation too.
”A common mistake when trying to design something completely fool-proof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools..”
First day of a new quarter, and it feels like we have an answer to the all-important question of the modern age: how many Euro 100 notes can you squeeze into a Chinook (a very big and noisy helicopter). The second part of the question is – what’s the right height to optimally helicopter drop an economy? I discern a disturbance in the force as a mounting number of learned articles discuss these critical issues.
Yet, the answer may be extraordinarily simple.
For the last couple of months rumours have been circulating of “extraordinary” monetary policy discussions within the bowels of the ECB. We’ve been told “radical” new measures will build upon, and complete, the work already achieved over the last 5-yrs by the ECB in supporting European stability and growth. (Growth? Really?)
We’ve heard it all before: the ECB promises much and delivers less..
However, yesterday’s widely circulated leaks from within the Frankfurt behemoth suggest the ECB’s new secured consumer lending programme could be transformational. Yesterday’s ECB leak highlights the gnomes of Frankfurt may have stumbled on the ultimate truth of helicopter economics – you don’t actually need a helicopter.
Apparently, Draghi has even secured grudging support from Wolfgang Schauble for the proposed extension to their Asset Purchase programmes. The leaked preamble guffs about how it “build on the measures announced at the last meeting”. The rest suggests the new consumer asset backed asset purchase programme, CABAPP, will be announced by Draghi following the April 21 meeting – but probably won’t be enacted until early Q4.
While efforts to stimulate lending to Europe’s SME sector through securitisation programmes have proved difficult because of the blocks imposed by regulators on ABS, its certain borrowers will be more receptive to the much simpler new consumer lending finance package.
Following yesterday’s leaks, ECB spokesperson Vabara Hasiin declined to provide further details of the ECB’s plan to directly buy secured consumer lending assets originated through European banks and platform lenders – but by then the cat was out the proverbial bag.
Yesterday’s leaks confirm the ECB’s plans will effectively give Europe’s consumer lenders access to unlimited zero-cost finance – going far further than the free money showered on them by the multiple previous TLTRO financial packages.
Under the proposed scheme, European banks have the option to issue their clients a new branded European Banking Union debit card – which will have a raised ECB logo to make it meet EU regulations for visually-impaired users. Although these will still bear the names and logos of the “originating banks”, these will be directly financed from the ECB on a pass-thru basis. Banks will be paid a minimal fee for “labelling” and originating the new ECB debit cards.
At first glance, it looks like European retail repayment risk goes straight onto the ECB’s books – which would be “extraordinary” indeed. But, one of the cornerstones of the new CABAPP policy will be credit loss control.
While banks will be free to choose the rate they charge new card holders, the actual interest rate will be close to zero. The ECB will make it clear to banks they are expected to stimulate consumer spending through the lowest possible personal lending rates. One earlier proposal was for the ECB to issue its own debit cards off a new Fin-Tech lending platform, but this was opposed by French and Italian regulators on the basis of protecting existing European retail institutions.
German objections to the ECB effectively taking long-dated consumer lending risk were overcome via two points. Firstly, losses will be transferred off the ECB’s balance sheet by the ECB itself buying NPLs off the programme and holding these to maturity on the bank’s banking book. The ECB could then write these off at a stroke of a pen on their imaginary cheque book as an inflation management tool. The second concession to Berlin is the establishment of a new EU-wide Financial Recovery and Advisory Group to be based in Berlin: FRAG.
Of course the ECB’s true genius lies in the creation of digital helicopter money. By making the fixed interest rate on the cards effectively zero, the duration of the debit card loans effectively perpetual, and giving borrowers an interest only repayment option… well… there will effectively be no substantial losses.
The net effect of the new CABAPP policy will be unlimited cheap retail financing for consumers across the EU area. Although we were hoping for the sound of fully-loaded Chinooks and Augustas across Europes, the only sound we’ll hear will be the cha’ching of retail tills.
Although rates will effectively be zero, spending on the cards will be carefully controlled via variable drawdown limits, set on a tiered system. The lowest limits will be set on blue cards which will be available to the bulk of the population, silver cards to those in gainful employment within the Eurozone, gold cards to higher earners and spenders, while the top level Black Cards will be reserved for the EU nomenklatura and their families.
An additional positive effect for the EU is card holders being linked directly to the ECB, creating political advantages by forging close links between Europe’s population closely to their central bank. The leaked documents show a new slogan: “One Europe, One Euro, One Bank, One Banking Union” will be used to market the programme.
Another refinement of the scheme is that it won’t only be open to banks – but also to consumer lending platforms across the EU. This is seen as an effective way of reaching the swathes of European residents not covered by conventional banking. New immigrants will be encouraged to apply for EBU Debit Cards at their entry point – the basis being “high-spending asylum seekers should contribute to Europe’s growth through increased consumption”, according to yesterday’s ECB leak.
The new cards will not be available in the UK.
The Bank of England said ask Boris or Nigel why not. Only joking.. they were miffed they hadn’t thought of it themselves..
At least 71 people have died in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rains in parts of Pakistan, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Monday.
Scores more were injured in rain-related incidents across northern Pakistan. Most of the casualties were reported in the northern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, which has been hit by the downpour since Friday.
State-run Radio Pakistan put the death toll in rain-related incidents at 71. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa alone recorded 47 deaths, it reported.
At least 50 people were killed (real total 130 in just over a month) and many injured in rain-related incidents across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), reported on Sunday.
It’s record breaking rainfall in Pakistan.
Meteorological Department say that at least 4 locations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded the highest ever amounts of rain seen in a 24 hour period.
Kalam recorded 62 mm of rain in 24 hours between 02 and 03 April. Malam Jabba saw 115 mm, Pattan 94.1 mm and Saidu Sharif 67.6 mm.
Since the start of April 2016, Dir has seen 107 mm, Malam Jabba 127 mm, Parachinar 117 mm and Pattan 132.2 mm. According to details, the torrential rains in KP have inundated several villages in Ghazi Garhi while 40-canal agricultural land devastated due to ongoing downpours.
According to Thanhnien News, an 8-minute hail storm damaged around 1 000 houses and 100 hectares of vegetable fields in Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang province on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Witnesses say many hailstones were 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 inches) in diameter.
The storm hit the area around 06:40 local time (23:40 UTC on April 2), leaving holes in many roofs and injuring several farmers on their way to work.