Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 Then the Jews replied, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and You will raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple which was His body.
22 So when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered what He had said. And they believed and trusted in and relied on the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
Jesus said to him, “[a]I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
7 If you had [really] known Me, you would also have known My Father. From now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
Princeton Professor Harry Frankfurt provides a succinct primer on why truth needs to prevail over bullshit – something that could be helpful for many.
“People should care about the truth, because the truth is the truth about how things are and it’s important us to recognize how things are, not to pretend that it’s something else. If you have the truth you know what reality is like, if you don’t you’re ignorant of reality”
“We are living in an age in which there’s another alternative to the truth, and that’s bullshit”
“The reason why there’s so much bullshit I think is that people just talk. If they don’t talk they don’t get paid. The advertiser wants to gain sales, the politician wants to get gain votes. Now, that’s ok, but they have to talk about things that they don’t really know much about. So since they don’t have anything really valid to say, they just say whatever they think will interest the audience, make it appear that they know what they’re talking about – and what comes out is bullshit.”
“The danger is that there will be a loss of concern for the truth, and that I believe is an insidious assault on the fundamental principles of society.”
Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in France, amounting to what some are calling the new French Revolution amid a total media blackout in Western news outlets.
The first collaborative protest against the Socialist government since Hollande came to power in 2012, kicked off on 9 March. On March 31, nearly 400,000 people took to the streets, disagreeing with the sweeping changes to labor laws; though organizers put the number at 1.2 million.
On April 9, about 120,000 people marched in Paris and across France for a sixth time, protesting against contested labor reforms. Organizers called for yet another strike on April 28, and a massive protest on May 1, Labor Day. Reports of police officers clashing with protesters, deploying tear gas in several French cities, and protesters burning vehicles, smashing windows flooded the Internet.
In his response, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in the city of Lyon:
“I call on the organizers of these demonstrations to condemn with the same firmness that I do the unrest caused by these handful of thugs.”
Demanding a complete withdrawal of the draft reform bill, French workers stepped up protests, rallies and blockades in the third week of May. As per the latest updates, one in three gas stations across the country run dry, causing long queues at normally well-stocked stations. There are blockades at 5 of France’s 8 oil refineries. Nearly 1/5th of nuclear power output is cut by striking staff. Since the nation’s electricity supply has dropped, the government is forced to dig into its emergency reserves.
On May 26, more than 150,000 marched against the government’s plans to make it easier for firms to hire and fire.
Divine message? Natural disaster declared, Louvre artwork evacuated as River Seine hits 1982 record – same day as French initiative talks.
In an ironic twist of fate, the same Friday that the international conference of the French initiative to force peace talks on Israel was launched in Paris, floodwaters in the capital city reached peak levels in what has been declared as a natural disaster.
The River Seine in Paris is set to reach six meters (19 feet) above its normal levels on Friday, causing the prestigious Louvre and Orsay museums to close as staff anxiously rushes to move famous artworks out of the flood path.
Heavy rains over the last week have caused massive flooding in the region and inflicted a heavy toll, leaving ten dead in southern Germany and one dead in France. Thousands of residents have been forced out of their homes to escape the flooding.
The floodwaters are set to only rise further in Paris, as more heavy rain is predicted over the weekend with a possibility of upwards of 50 millimeters (2 inches) in just a few hours, reports BBC.
France’s environment ministry revealed that the River Seine has not reached its current height since 1982, in an indication of the severity of the flood.
Over 5,000 people have been evacuated from towns in central France during the course of the week and 19,000 homes are without power, reports AFP.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday declared a state of natural disaster for the worst hit areas of the flooding, so as to release emergency funds for local authorities.
The statement comes even as Hollande on Friday told Israel and the Antichrist Palestinian Authority (PA) to make the “courageous choice” to advance peace, in remarks as the French initiative meeting began in Paris attended by foreign ministers from around the world – no Israeli or Antichrist Palestinian representatives were present.
France’s initiative is based on the 2002 Antichrist Saudi peace initiative, which called on Israel to make massive concessions and withdraw behind the 1949 Armistice lines in return for paper promises not to attack from its Antichrist Arab neighbors.
Israel rejected the Antichrist Saudi deal and has rejected the French initiative, although Antichrist Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said this week he would be open to re-negotiating aspects of the Antichrist Saudi initiative with the Antichrist Palestinians
When they have finished their testimony and given their evidence, the beast that comes up out of the abyss (bottomless pit) will wage war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies will lie exposed in the open street of the great city (Jerusalem), which in a spiritual sense is called [by the symbolic and allegorical names of] Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
With Antichrist sexual immortality, political insanity, and zionist mentality conquering the minds of our leaders, is America hanging by a thread? Today on TRUNEWS Rick Wiles will discuss Tel Aviv’s Antichrist Gay Pride parade, Obozo’s Antichrist spell of lunacy, and the Christian right’s Antichrist Israeli blindspot. In part 2, Sherry Gorslin of Truth Ministry joins Rick to share a message about America’s looming fate. Lastly, Janet Porter of Faith2Action chimes in about the nationwide Target Transgender Antichrist Bathroom protest being held this Saturday.
…No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is wisdom, and whoever has a mind in him, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man – 666.’ -Revelation 13:17-18
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the very unique time sequence of the 6-6-6 calendar pattern based on the Gregorian day count, that being June 6, 2016. It is the 157th day of the year but 158th on a leap year as 2016 is. This date has the encrypted famous Biblical number spoken of in the last book of the Bible, the Revelation of Jesus Christ. This infamous number that is to be calculated mathematically is said to be that of a man, but not just any man but the architype of the coming Luciferian AntiChrist. It will be Satan himself that is said to eventually incarnate into his body for the purposes of ascribing all human worship around the world to himself. Such an undertaking will be connected somehow with this 666 numerical value that will be tied to the world economy.
Will this time in June 2016 see the beginning of an intensification of the Luciferian and Satanic ordinances to bring about their so called Atlantean New World Order or the start of the digital currency protocols? Will such a time see the intensification of the worldwide economic meltdown that appears to be lingering for a said time and place? As it is, this 666 numerical coefficient is tied to the worldwide economy to come as ‘no one can buy or sell anything unless one has this numerical Mark.’ This Luciferian Mark will somehow be associated with the number 666, as is the date in June for 2016. It is rather interesting that in the Christian West, such a Biblical numerical connotation is associated with the forces of Lucifer and evil bent on the destruction, murder and stealing of Humanity. Yet in the Muslim East, such a number value is of good fortune.
What is also very interesting about this date of June 6, 2016 is that it is accompanied by very unique astronomical factors. Primarily one aspect of this date corresponds to the celestial conjunction of Venus with the Sun. This planetary conjunction would be of no major significance except for the fact that it occurs on the backside of the Sun and in the midst of the horns of the constellation of Taurus. Every start of summer, the Sun is approximately in-between the horns of Taurus along the Ecliptic but in June 6, 2016, Venus conjoins it precisely. Will this conjunction be prophetic or occultic even to some extent? The mere fact that it is Venus does provide some esoterically connotations and clues perhaps. For example Venus in the opposite cosmological paradigm of its true significance is ascribed to that of Lucifer, the Light Bearer. Moreover, it is a rendition of the ancient Egyptian Isis, the Queen of Heaven.
Will such a force be intensified at the beginning of such a time period that in some way advances the cause tangibly on Earth? For example, a direct affect could be that of the Antichrist NWO 666 U.S. and MOSSAD backed ISIS menace of the Middle East that has ravaged the Christian testimony. Will an offensive be drown-out? In the Ukraine? Through Bank meltdowns due to the collapse of the Petro-dollar?
Another very interesting aspect of this astronomical configuration of June 6, 2016 or 6-6-6 is that the Taurus constellation appears to be accented or book-ended by 2 heavenly bodies, that of the Moon and Mercury. Amazingly, the Moon will be a New Moon, meaning it is dark or ‘black’. The Moon will be in the vicinity of Orion’s out-stretched arm near the center of the Silver Gate of the Heavens. On the other side of Taurus, Mercury will be brightly lit or ‘white’. This speaks of the duality and majestic symmetry the Creator YHVH has instilled in the Cosmos. Mercury is the same comparative size as the Moon and even has its same silvery color. What also ties-in Mercury with this 666 timeline is that exactly 88 days from the June 6, 2016 planetary alignment and conjunction, the solar eclipse of September 1, 2016 occurs. The numerical factor or 88 is the time it takes for Mercury to revolve around the Sun.
Still another factor to consider in this 666 cosmic alignment of the conjunction of the Sun with Venus or ‘Isis’, is that the delineation in-between Mercury and the Moon is in an approximate phi ratio of distance. If one applies the spiral phi ratio motif upon the Ecliptic where Taurus is situated, the Moon will be in phi ratio to the Bull’s Eye, that being the star of Aldebaran. This star in turn is in approximate phi ratio to the angle or ley-line of the Pleiades. Then the Pleiades is in approximate phi ratio to Mercury. Is this a mere mathematical coincidence? This supposition of what angle is used is derived from the angle or inclination of the Galactic Equator no less.
The last observation concerning the celestial conjunction of the Sun with Venus on June 6, 2016 has to do with the Solar System itself. At this precise ‘666’ time, the planets appear to configure a ‘cross’ or ‘X’ configuration. What is very peculiar is that from Earth’s perspective, Venus will be on the backside of the Sun. Amazing, it will take approximately 13 days for Venus to traverse the span of the Sun disc from Earth’s reference point. Interestingly, from the June 6, 2016 to the Summer Solstice will be also 13 days. What is rather peculiar is that exactly 4 years ago to the day, the Transit of Venus began in front of the Sun.
This timing has to do with the orbit and speed of Venus. It takes approximately 8 years for it to configure its famous cosmic ‘flower’ pentagram motif. This occultic motif thus lends credence of the Satanic nuances of this 666 calendar day ascribed to the number of the Beast. Also according to some who are in the ‘know’ esoterically, the office of the Presidency of the USA is tied directly to this working of Venus and its 8 year pentagram trajectory. It is rather intriguing that it was in 2008 to 2012 that Venus began its 1st cosmic initiation or ‘work’. Here below on Earth, this ‘Great Work’ to some correlates to the span of time the U.S. President completes a term. In the case of 2008, that concern Obozo’s presidency. To the Luciferians of Washington D.C., this Venus or ‘Isis’ initiation comes as a consort that ‘raises Osiris’ or the President from the Death.
The 2nd term of the U.S. Presidency as in the current case of Obozo thus also in conjunction with the 2nd half or work of Venus. It is this work of the Cosmic Isis from 2012 that will only complete her task pertaining to Antichrist NWO 666 President Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown in 2016. Another example connected to this Beast number of 666 or June 6, 2016 is from when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June 27, 2015. This date is exactly 11 months and 11 days apart. These are but the proverbial tip of the iceberg or in Luciferians terms, tip of the One-Eyed capstone. Such are examples of the intricacies used of the Luciferians that ‘clock’ their evil agendas to the rhythm of the celestial constellations, conjunctions, alignments and signs; even though the Bible is clear that the Cosmos and its majesty is ascribed to the Creator, Jesus Christ.
No doubt the occult, the wizards, warlocks, witches, Synagogue of Satan, Luciferians and other worshipers of Satan will have a frenzy of a time in this 6-6-6 date of June 6, 2016 that is very rare. It is reminiscent of the similar date of August 8, 2008 when Antichrist Communist China hosted the Olympics and Georgia invaded South Ossetia to the point that it verged on an all-out nuclear war with Russia. Already many Satanic rituals are being planned in which no doubt the innocent will be sacrificed. From a Biblical perspective, nothing good can come out of its associations and possible nuances manifested on Earth. If at all, the June 6 date has connotation of its most famous association for which it is famous and celebrated.
Most notably, the June 6 is famous for D-Day, a day of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War 2. Will such a similar onslaught occur or begin to occur on a spiritual lever first perhaps? Will the along anticipated theater and Luciferian campaign to start World War 3 be intensified? In the Year of Lucifer, 5776 and of the Transit of Mercury alluding to a coming ‘Double Cross’ age of deceit, when the establishment of Ba’al’s Gates are places in the public squares of the ruling capital of the world and the Summer of Satan begins with the Sun-Venus conjunction of the Beast’s number 666, is thus 2016 any indication that it is a watershed year for the rise of the AntiChrist and the number of the Beast?
Attended by Europe’s most powerful people, the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland was a dark, disturbing, weirdly satanic ritual. Here’s a look at another celebration of the occult elite.
The occult elite is all about power and symbolism. The above ceremony showcased both. Through the opening ceremony of the world’s deepest and longest tunnel, the occult elite tells the world that they control the world’s resources and manpower. In other words, they are the only ones who can make such projects happen because they control politics, finance and business. Furthermore, by creating overtly occult ceremonies, the elite tells the world: “This is what we believe in, this is what we think of you and there is nothing you can do about it.”
The opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel turned a great feat of engineering into a religious ceremony dedicated to Baphomet while somewhat ridiculing the workers who sacrificed their lives and the masses who will travel through the tunnel. Then, Europe’s most powerful people stood up and gave a standing ovation to this ceremony dedicated to the true ruler of the occult elite.
“The upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw on July 8-9 is expected to be yet another provocation against Russia. By this call, we, the undersigned, want to say ‘stop’ to this nuclear escalation before the irreparable occurs!” the petition translated in German, Italian and French languages reads.
“We the undersigned see that NATO is carrying out a provocative policy of ‘encirclement’,” the authors of the petition continue, referring to the Alliance’s continuous expansion towards the Russian borders; the deployment of the Aegis anti-missile defense system in Romania, Poland, Turkey and Spain; NATO’s military buildup in the Baltic States, Poland and Romania; and the creation of a “Nordic Front” against Russia, comprised of Denmark, Iceland and Norway as well as of NATO partner states Sweden and Finland.
The petition has called attention to the fact that the modernization of nuclear weapons by the US and stationing new B61-12 guided nuclear bombs in Europe, poses a grave threat to the EU’s security, evoking disturbing memories of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
It urges European leaders to adopt a policy of the “empty chair” at the Warsaw NATO Summit of 2016 and to leave the Alliance, which no longer has any ‘raison d’être’ in order to put an end to this threat.
They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.[d]
12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire[e] and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
The Angel and the Little Scroll
10 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, 3 and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded. 4 And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.” 5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven 6 and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay, 7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants[f] the prophets.
8 Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, “Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. 11 And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”
The Two Witnesses
11 Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. 6 They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. 7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit[g] will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, 8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically[h] is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, 10 and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13 And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) told the Free Beacon that the administration is trying to suppress information about the release of some 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants who have committed 231,000 crimes in just the past two and a half years.
His grandfather “was a founder and/or senior official in virtually every group identified as a Antichrist Muslim Brotherhood front in America.”
The Antichrist Islamic State is urging Antichrist jihadists in the United States and Europe to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman promised would be “the month of conquest and Antichrist jihad.”
A U.S. government advisory warned that Antichrist ISIS attacks, either directly sponsored or simply inspired by the group’s rhetoric, could be carried out during Islam’s month of Antichrist Ramadan that begins June 5.
The threatened attacks were announced in an Antichrist ISIS video made public May 21.
Clinton 911 disclosed the names of CIA-protected intelligence sources
Since Abenomics was unleashed on the world (with QQE starting in April 2013), things have not worked out as the smartest men in the Japanese rooms predicted. In fact, with April’s final manufacturing PMI printing at 47.7, operating conditions in Japan worsened at the sharpest pace in 40 months… since Abe began his three arrows. Output tumbled at the fastest pace in 25 months and new orders are the worst since Jan 2013. This is the death cross for Abenomics…
The weakest Japanese manufacturing PMI since the start of Abenomics…
Commenting on the Japanese Manufacturing PMI survey data, Amy Brownbill, economist at Markit, which compiles the survey, said:
“The aftermaths of the earthquakes in one of Japan’s key manufacturing regions continued to weigh heavily on the manufacturing sector. Both production and new orders declined sharply midway through the second quarter of 2016. A marked fall in international demand also contributed to the drop in total new orders, as exports declined at the fastest rate since January 2013.”
Flashing the “death cross” of Abenomics three arrows…
As it is now clear that the massive expansion of the Bank of Japan balance sheet has done nothing… in fact worse than nothing… for the Japanese economy.
Time for some more ‘depends’.
New legislation could force the Antichrist NWO 666 Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change no Boots SPECTRE Clown administration to disclose if it paid Antichrist Iran $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds as part of a “ransom payment” earlier this year to secure the release of 10 U.S. sailors who were abducted at gunpoint by the Antichrist Iranian military, according to a copy of the legislation and conversations with lawmakers.
There are international news reports that claim that Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkish military forces have entered Syrian territory and have established positions near the towns of Azaz and Afrin. If these international news reports are true, then Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey has essentially declared war on the Assad regime.
Back in February, I warned that escalating tensions in the region could be the spark that sets off World War III, but things seemed to cool down a bit in March and April. However, this latest move by Antichrist Muslim Jive Turkey threatens to take the war in Syria to a whole new level, and everyone will be watching to see how the Putz Russians and the Antichrist Muslim Mahdi Shia Shithead Iranian Suicide Jihadists respond to this ground incursion.
Friday June 3rd DOLLAR INDEX SPOT DXY:CUR 94.029USD
Friday June 3rd Baltic Dry Index BDIY:IND 610.00
Jim Willie’s latest Hat Trick Letter, ‘Firestorms & Currency Twisters‘ is a MUST READ!!
Willie states that Morgan Stanley faces IMMINENT FAILURE & RUIN, that The older employees are selling all of their stock, and that Many workers are making contingency plans for their next positions in another firm.
He states that JP Morgan will devour the carcass, and that The Morgue may be preparing to execute the 1st ever private stock account vaporization/ rehypothecation.
AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!!
The insider conversation, often called chatter when it become deafening in tone, is that Morgan Stanley faces imminent failure and ruin. Almost two weeks ago, the Jackass provided a tip to Bill Murphy of GATA to post on his popular LeMetropole Cafe that Morgan Stanley fund managers and high ranking employees were preparing for the firm’s implosion. A subscriber to the Hat Trick Letter has a good friend whose father works as a fund manager and provided the story. It was not detailed, and bore no follow-up after my request. The older employees are selling all of their stock, some legacy stock from one or two decades ago. Many workers are making contingency plans for their next positions in another firm. When Lehman Brothers was killed, thousands of employees had to find new jobs, some without success. In the last week, the shock waves are being heard from internal Wall Street sources in an unequivocal manner. The implosion is in progress, like the collapse of several platforms and structural cables. The inside is caving in, and the ranking members recognize it, even talk about it openly. Much discussion swirls about a transition to antiquated software that is greatly disturbing the trading desks, causing tremendous problems at precisely the wrong time. A redux of the Knight disaster could be in progress.
Some like Rick Wiles of TruNews report that MS is heading for the sacrificial altar. Such an event would imply an expected benefit hoped for and beseeched. My view is in parallel but more of a harmful implosion that cannot be prevented, one that the Wall Street titans will face grand challenges to control, one they will not be able to exploit in the hidden corners where they operate. MS is going to the slaughterhouse, not the altar. Its implosion will result from lost control, and the reversion to antiquated systems will only hasten their demise. Wall Street will wish to exploit the failure, like stealing funds, like destroying documents, like concealing derivative positions, like receiving government slush funds for slimy patch projects, their usual Modus Operandi. In criminal parlance, they will create a black hole into which things vanish. They will attempt to add to the confusion, which might itself backfire and deliver more lethal challenges to the entire USDollar & USTreasury complex. This time, the spotlights will shine more brightly to reveal the activity in the shadows and crevices.
The part that many analysts might miss is that Morgan Stanley has perhaps over 300 thousand private stock brokerage accounts, with over 17,500 brokers. In the past two decades, MS merged with Dean Witter and Smith Barney to become the premier stock house with the most private accounts of any US-based stock brokerage firm.The Morgan Stanley failure might feature the first theft of private stock accounts. The critical jump might occur in account thefts from futures brokerage to stock brokerage, which began in November 2011 with MFGlobal, then appeared in July with Peregrine Financial Group (PFG-Best). All private accounts from MFG and PFG have been pilfered, with a blessing of the theft by the courts, seen in the Sentinel Mgmt Group ruling. The federal Appellate court’s August ruling (CLICK HERE) sets precedent for future private segregated account thefts, which were once considered sacred and untouchable. No more in the United States, not in the unfolding of criminality that stretches from USGovt offices to top corporate offices, with blessings sprinkled by the courts. The jump would be a major extension of the Fascist Business Model that nobody talks about. The major financial firms can rely upon this appellate court ruling as precedent, so as to protect their legal right to re-hypothecate client funds in their high risk leveraged positions and loans. It sure would be nice to use my neighbor’s house and car to firm up my casino weekends. Stay tuned to the ongoing Morgan Stanley implosion, which could force the vanishing act of 50 to 100 thousand private stock accounts. The firm is the largest stock brokerage firm in the land. The dreadful impact will be nasty and might awaken the US masses. MFGlobal and PFG-Best surely did not.
This just looks bad on Morgan Stanley.
Reuters reports that around 40-48 advisers at the bank (who run tens of billions of dollars) are thinking of leaving the firm because of “widespread technology problems that have made it difficult to do their jobs.”
They’re so serious about this that they hired a lawyer to help them work out a deal so they can keep their pensions. They even allegedly wrote a letter to CEO James Gorman.
Not that Gorman hadn’t been warned. Another adviser close to him tipped him off about the group’s unhappiness, saying that they were facing problems ranging “from trading delays and problems with foreign currency transactions to inaccurate account statements and bounced checks,” says Reuters.
Get Your Money Out of Morgan Stanley—Fast!
With the stock price of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) inches from its Armageddon lows of Oct. 2008, whispers of the imminent overnight collapse of this U.S. broker-dealer begin to surface. Client funds, again, are at risk.
“I’m hearing rumors that another major financial house is going to implode,” says TruNews host Rick Wiles. In fact, the name I’ve been given is Morgan Stanley . . .
“It’s going to be put on the sacrificial alter by the financial elite.”
Beyond the evidence of a teetering stock price—Morgan Stanley’s troubles may never go away—leading to bankruptcy, if traders can glean anything from the financial activities of front-running insider George Soros, the man who warned in Jun. 2010 that the global financial crisis has entered “act II.”
According to Soros’ 13-F filing (ending Jun. 30) with the SEC, the billionaire financier reported that his fund sold nearly all shares of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup—not paring back his holdings of financials, but completely dumping them.
Lehman Brothers was a global financial services firm. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2008, Lehman was the fourth largest investment bank in the US (behind Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch), doing business in investment banking, equity and fixed-income sales and trading (especially U.S. Treasury securities), research, investment management, private equity, and private banking.
At 1:45AM on September 15, 2008, the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock, and devaluation of its assets by credit rating agencies. Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing is the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, and is thought to have played a major role in the unfolding of the late-2000s global financial crisis. The following day, Barclays announced its agreement to purchase, subject to regulatory approval, Lehman’s North American investment-banking and trading divisions along with its New York headquarters building. On September 20, 2008, a revised version of that agreement was approved by US Bankruptcy Court Judge James M. Peck. The next week, Nomura Holdings announced that it would acquire Lehman Brothers’ franchise in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Hong Kong and Australia, as well as Lehman Brothers’ investment banking and equities businesses in Europe and the Middle East. The deal became effective on October 13, 2008.
Gerald Celente, Jim Willie, Ann Barnhardt and, now, Marc Faber warn the runs on Greek, Spanish, Italian and several Eastern European banks will eventually come to the U.S. And if investors and savers think they’re covered in the event of a failure, a media-downplayed ruling by United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit of Aug. 9, regarding the bankruptcy case of Sentinel Management Group, too many will come to know that their cash is most definitely exposed to what many say is legal theft.
“The system is rigged. . . if you don’t have it [assets] in your possession, you don’t own it,” said Celente, following word that his commodities brokerage account was seized in Jon Corzine’s MF Global bankruptcy of Oct. 31, 2011.
“JPM has seen fit to gobble private accounts at both MF Global and PFG-Best, with regulatory blessing as the courts sprinkled fascist holy water,” writes Jim Willie of the Golden Jackass newsletter.
“If you don’t understand what ‘get the hell out’ means, there’s not much I can do for you,” Ann Barnhardt commented, after hearing of the Seventh Circuit of Appeals ruling.
Greyerz – Investors Assets To Be Stolen In The Coming Collapse
Today Egon von Greyerz told King World News, “I’m seeing how massive amounts of money are within the system, and people think they are safe, but they are not.” Greyerz, who is founder and managing partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland, also warned, “This is the illusion that people are living under, and it’s very sad. That’s not going to be the case. The banks are going to close if there is a problem, and people are not going to get access to their assets.”
Green Giant. For an added observing challenge this week, check out the planet Uranus rising together with the crescent moon before dawn on June 1.
On June 3, Saturn will form a triangle with Mars and the orange star Antares.
Mars Close Up. On May 30, Mars reached its closest proximity to Earth in over a decade, and it will remain an amazingly bright star-like object in the eastern evening sky for the next couple of weeks.
At times our two worlds can be on opposite sides of the sun and be separated by as much as 249 million miles (400 million kilometers). But from now until June 12, the red planet will be no farther than 48 million miles (77 million kilometers) away. Whether you have a telescope, binoculars, or even just use your naked eyes, now is the time to check out Mars for yourself.
Ringed Wonder. Skywatchers are in for an additional celestial treat, as the majestic planet Saturn appears at its biggest and brightest in our evening skies for the year.
The true lord of the rings reaches opposition on June 3, when it lies opposite to the sun in our sky. Not only does the gas giant stay visible all night, rising in the east at sunset and setting in the west at dawn, but it also lies closest to Earth at a mere 840 million miles (1.35 billion kilometers) away.
For planet watchers, this means that Saturn will shine at its brightest and appear its largest in backyard telescopes. It will remain well placed for viewing for all of June and well into July.
Would it be wise to believe that a primitive society erected one of the most mysterious cities, thousands of years ago, using nothing more than early Bronze Age tools? If not, who helped them carve and transport the largest stones in the world?
In Lebanon, 4,000 feet above sea level, lies the mythical Baalbek, an ancient site with a history spanning over 9,000 years. It was an ancient Phoenician city, named after the god Ba’al.
According to Phoenician legends, Baalbek was the location where Ba’al first arrived on Earth in ancient times, therefore the initial building must have served as a huge landing platform for the aliens who once visited our planet.
This theory seems plausible because the stone blocks used to build the initial temple or city of Ba’al, are the largest that have ever existed in the whole world.
The building blocks weigh about 1,500 tons and have a size of 68 x 14 x 14 feet.
Beyond the remarkable size of this site, there is no information regarding its builders or the actual purpose of the structure.
The method used for cutting those stones has captivated scientists for many years now. Because some ancient writings describe Baalbek as a landing place, the idea of a pre-existing advanced civilization, as well as alien technological support doesn’t seem far from reality.
Evidence shows that the colossal stones at Baalbek were not built by the Romans or any other civilization after Christ. While Roman technology at that time could cut stones up to 5 tons, we can’t explain who managed to shape the 1,500-ton blocks, considered the largest megaliths in the entire world.
It is likely that the platform under Heliopolis – the name given by Alexander the Great after he conquered the area – served as the base of another older temple that possibly the Egyptians or the Romans wiped out to build their own.
The same area where Heliopolis was built was formerly used by the Egyptians to worship Ra. Now I wonder why they would build another temple on the exact same spot, unless that location was of extreme importance for some reason?
Another interesting remark is the fact that, after the old temple was destroyed and the Romans built Heliopolis, people were still worshiping Ba’al as well as other Greek and Roman Gods.
Other large temples were built over this site, such as the temple of Jupiter – the largest of its kind, also temples for Venus and Mercury, a bit smaller in size.
The rock quarry was located a quarter mile away from the area, meaning that the builders had to transport the colossal stones all the way to where the site is located.
Another remarkable achievement is the precision of their stonework; the stones were set so close to each other that not even a sheet of paper could fit between them.
The lack of reference for building such a massive platform is intriguing. Why is there no trace of evidence upon the building of this place if the Romans or Greeks have done it?
Considering the amount of work put into it and the fact that this place is unique should make any civilization want to take credit for their astonishing work.
Biblical researchers have linked Baalbek – temple for Ba’al to Ba’al-gad, sanctuary to Ba’al. Many similarities exist between these two, including the same region in Lebanon where these were built:
“So Joshua took all that land, the hill country and all the Negeb and all the land of Goshen and the lowland and the Arabah and the hill country of Israel and its lowland from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as Ba’al-gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. And he captured all their kings and struck them and put them to death.” – Joshua 11:16 – 11:17 It has become clear that Baalbek is an enigmatic and legendary site, used by distinctive civilizations throughout thousands of years – The Romans, the Greeks, the Egyptians and the Phoenicians are some of the known cultures who used it and all of them worshiped Ba’al.
Beyond these, we lack information concerning its origins or why the site was so important.
Though one thing is certain: the original site wasn’t constructed by the Romans, and there is no other civilization that would have had the means to accomplish such a feat.
These are not clumsy artifacts like Stonehenge. These are perfectly fitted 1,500-ton stones assembled into the biggest ancient foundation known to present day science.
What exactly occurred that made the builders leave without a clue regarding their existence and what purpose the site once held remains a complete mystery.
When it comes to the Fed, Congress is mired in hypocrisy. The anti-regulation, de-regulation crowd on Capitol Hill shuts its mouth when it comes to the most powerful regulators of all – you and the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, Congress goes along with the out-of-control, private government of the Fed—unaccountable to the national legislature. Moreover, your massive monetary injections scarcely led to any jobs on the ground, other than stock and bond processors.
– From the post: Ralph Nader Destroys the Federal Reserve in Open Letter – Calls it “Out of Control, Private Government”
If I had to choose one single institution and one single individual most responsible for the weak, putrid and unbelievably corrupt oligarch-controlled U.S. economy, I would choose the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke.
The central planners at the Fed have systematically funneled trillions of dollars into the pockets of those who least needed and deserved it least, and in the process served to further enrich and entrench a criminal oligarchy while pounding the middle class into oblivion. What’s worse, the financial armageddon faced thus far by the 99.99% is just getting started.
Thanks to the 0% rate targeted by the Federal Reserve, pensions simply can’t get a decent return without moving further and further out on the asset management risk spectrum, and even then, it’s still not sufficient.
Today’s Wall Street Journal article on the topic shines a much needed light on just how dangerous this whole charade has become. Here are a few excerpts:
What it means to be a successful investor in 2016 can be summed up in four words: bigger gambles, lower returns.
Thanks to rock-bottom interest rates in the U.S., negative rates in other parts of the world, and lackluster growth, investors are becoming increasingly creative—and embracing increasing risk—to bolster their performances.
To even come close these days to what is considered a reasonably strong return of 7.5%, pension funds and other large endowments are reaching ever further into riskier investments: adding big dollops of global stocks, real estate and private-equity investments to the once-standard investment of high-grade bonds. Two decades ago, it was possible to make that kind of return just by buying and holding investment-grade bonds, according to new research.
Thank you, Ben Bernanke.
The amplified bets carry potential pitfalls and heftier management fees. Global stocks and private equity represent among the riskiest bets investors can make today, Mr. Kloepfer said.
Not to mention what often amounts to investing in criminal schemes. Recall: SEC Official Claims Over 50% of Private Equity Audits Reveal Criminal Behavior.
Bonds historically produced a source of safe, good-enough streams of profit that allowed long-term, risk-averse investors to hit annual targets. The era of low rates has all but erased that buffer. The absence of a few extra percentage points of yield means investors must now compensate by embracing unsafe bets that could strike big—or flop. The Callan report highlights how risky an endeavor that is.
Many large investors aren’t gambling that big—and their returns are lagging well behind internal targets. The nation’s largest public pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, has one-fifth of its assets in bonds and is down 1.3% since July 1, according to public documents. The system, known by its abbreviation Calpers, also has 53.1% of its assets in stocks, 9% in real estate and 9.4% in private equity. In 2015, Calpers posted a return of 2.4%, below its target rate of 7.5%.
As you can see, they still aren’t getting a decent return despite moving outward on the risk spectrum. On the bright side, at least hedge managers and private equity partners are making a fortune from the exorbitant fees they charge pension funds for poor performance. For example, see:
The risk dilemma for investors has real-life consequences. Retirement plans, including Calpers and the New York State Common Retirement Fund, are lowering what they predict they can earn on their investments, a move that means workers and cities likely face higher contributions and taxes. For insurers, lower bond returns mean life-insurance policyholders pay more for coverage.
Guess who ultimately gets shafted because of all this? Yep, you guessed it. The average American citizen.
Cheaper borrowing costs generally spur new investments from companies or consumers. But instead, global production is flat or declining, and consumers face stagnant wages that crimp their ability to spend.
Mission accomplished. Thanks for playin’ suckers:
In an ironic twist, Venus – the brightest planet of them all – is the only bright planet (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) that can’t be seen at all this month. Venus hides in the glare of the sun all month long. Its superior conjunction – when it’s on the far side of the sun from Earth for this orbit – occurs on June 6, 2016. Venus will actually pass directly behind the sun during this particular superior conjunction, exactly four years after Venus swung directly in front of the sun’s disk at inferior conjunction on June 6, 2012 – and then 8 years before that, swung directly in front of the sun on June 8, 2004.
Because Saturn is currently opposite the Sun in the sky, it sets as the Sun rises. You’ll see the planet still visible low in the west-southwest at dawn. Don’t confuse Saturn with the star Arcturus which is setting in the west-northwest.
The Summer Triangle of stars that was visible in the east in the evening, is now high in the south in the morning sky.
The southern half of the sky an hour before sunrise. Be sure to click on the scene for a full image.
A cloudless sky and there was no rain when suddenly without warning an apocalyptic lightning hit several countries in Europe, mainly in France, Germany and Poland on May 28, 2016.
In Germany more than 30 residents of Hoppstädten were taken to hospital, when lightning struck at the end of a junior football match, a man in Poland dies after being struck by lightning and in France eleven people were injured when lightning struck as they were celebrating a birthday party in a park in Paris as reported by several news sites.
Weather experts said the thunderstorms were the result of a very “unstable” atmosphere over north-west Europe, however, two days before, on May 26, 2016, the weather radar networks from Germany, Poland and Czech Republic, radar.eu, showed a mysterious weather radar anomaly which suddenly appeared over the region of Osijek in Croatia.
The unexplained weather anomaly could be just the result of a malfunction during the radar processing however on May 8, 2016, a similar weather anomaly appeared over Switzerland and also at that time it was a cloudless sky and it was not raining. (See our article: Mysterious Weather Radar anomalies Over Switzerland).
Coincidence, two malfunctions during radar processing done by two different weather radar networks, it seems unlikely.
It is said that CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the culprit behind the strange weather radar anomalies.
Moreover, if you know that currently they perform a cloud experiment at CERN we wonder whether these anomalies and the unexpected massive lightning over Europe are the result of CERN’s weather program.
Below video shows the strange weather radar anomalies over Croatia.
A major thunderstorm accompanied with torrential downpours and intense wind gusts swept parts of Pakistan on June 1 and 2, 2016, leaving a widespread trail of destruction. At least 36 people were killed, and more than 100 injured. According to media reports, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) failed to issue an adequate severe weather warning prior to the event and is now required to submit a written explanation on the matter.
The weather system, a mixture of dust and thunderstorms, began affecting Punjab, the Islamabad Capital Territory, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the evening of June 1 (local time), according to the Prime Minister’s Office. 11 people died and numerous injured in weather-related incidents on the occasion. On June 2, the storm swept the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and portions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Wind gusts over 150 km/h (93.2 mph) have been observed across the affected areas.
Unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans who go about their lives in a zombified state existing somewhere between clueless and misinformed, right now figurative lines in the sand are being drawn, and both sides are digging in for the fight of our lifetime. Will the United States remain a republic with even an inkling of the rights our Founders envisioned for us, or will the country fall to socialism, and a totalitarian eventuality??? For the latter to prevail, free speech must be stomped out.
The weapon of choice for liberty’s greatest enemy is “political correctness.” There is an enormous movement afoot both in Europe, and here at home domestically, for all the social media giants to stomp out what they are calling “hate speech.” In a post just yesterday, I published the actual European statute that will send anyone guilty of spreading “hate speech” or “conspiracy theories” online to “re-education camps.”
Define “Hate Speech”: That which does not conform with liberal ideology.
In the first video below, TruthUnveiled discusses a decision released on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, by the European Commission along with the “IT Companies” (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Microsoft) released a press release, announcing what they call a “code of conduct” regarding “illegal online hate speech.” Such preventive measures would be taken within 24 hours of anything deemed “hate speech” online: including racism, xenophobia, and/or any posts related to the matter.
Naturally, none of the “hate speech crusaders” mention that too much discussion of conservative values like the Constitution, individual rights, God, life, or the Second Amendment classify as “hate speech.” Well, after posting a video yesterday discussing a press conference Obama held on May 31st (See the video here), I can confirm they are serious, because my advertising privileges on Facebook were revoked. Take a look:
To show how asinine this is, and what a witch hunt this whole “hate speech” farce is against conservatives and free speech in general, may I mention that Facebook employees personally approved all of my ads prior to running them, and then they come back after the fact and revoked my privileges? Seriously Zuckerberg? Second of all, Facebook didn’t even blink at the $500-$700 a month I spend in advertising, and they gave no warning. Poof! The following video talks a bit about what happened, and the new European laws to send people to re-education camps for spreading “hate speech” or “conspiracy theories.” Why? Because it’s coming here next. There are FORTY TWO links at the bottom confirming everything I say…
COUNT ON IT!
For people who paid close attention to the Jade Helm Martial Law “exercises” last summer, anyone who followed closely was concerned with much more than mere hardware movements that could be seen taking place all summer. Those of us paying attention were hooked by the title of the exercises, “Operation Jade Helm: Mapping the Human Domain.”
In military terminology, “the human domain,” or “the human domain analytics,” refers to anything dealing with people. The battlefield of the future is not going to be between Nation states, rather there is literally a war on for your mind. It’s going to be about “Total Information Awareness.” He that controls information, controls… PERIOD!
Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have become obsessed with controlling who gets what information. They are no longer conduits for free speech, but the mechanisms being used to silence Free Speech. As proof of how corrupt Facebook is, and how there are no “rules,” I offer a copy of an email I’ve sent no less than 100 times (basically every time I get suspended). As you can see I make it very clear I want to follow the rules, simply tell me what they are. Of course Facebook won’t do that, because then they couldn’t ban people at will… for no reason.
Google isn’t much better. Not that long ago I posted a video which can be found here, where I went after the New World Order and their stranglehold over global monetary policy. Immediately, the video was removed, and I was threatened with my entire YouTube account being terminated.
Thankfully, that all happened when Facebook was taking so much heat for censoring conservatives as a result of the article in Gizmodo, so I politely wrote back telling Google to either tell me specifically what rule I violated, otherwise they were instructed to put my video back up or I’d call Gizmodo, and then begin trying to plan a massive class action lawsuit against companies like them, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Sean Adl-Tabatabai writes:
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have officially partnered with the European Commission in order to crack down on free speech by banning “alternative media” from their platforms.
The European Commission announced their partnership with Facebook and other social media giants on Tuesday, saying they have ordered these internet giants to completely eliminate “hate speech” and “counter-narratives” from the internet.
Members of the European Parliament have criticized the new partnership as being Orwellian in nature, warning that the move will effectively see alternative media die online.
The EU released its Big Brother-style “code of conduct” on Tuesday, which “includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe … together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft,” who have agreed to comply.
The commitments include “educat[ing] and rais[ing] awareness with their users” and building a “network” of “trusted reporters” to flag unwanted content.
Facebook and Twitter are to provide “regular training to their staff on current societal developments” and work more closely with national governments and “their law enforcement agencies” to remove content the EU does not favor.
Most alarmingly, however, the platforms have also promised to engage in the active promotion of views and organisations the EU does favour, and the re-education of supposedly hateful users.
Facebook and others must, “recogniz[e] the value of independent counter speech against hateful rhetoric and prejudice, aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives, new ideas and initiatives and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.”
Janice Atkinson MEP told Breitbart London:
“It’s Orwellian. Anyone who has read 1984 sees it’s very re-enactment live.
“The Commission has been itching to shut down free speech in the Parliament and now they’re attacking social media. We have already seen Facebook ‘policing’ so-called right-wing postings.
“If an MEP, such as the centre-right Hungarians, the Danish People’s Party, the Finns, the Swedish Democrats, the Austrian FPO, say no to migration quotas because they cannot cope with the cultural and religious requirements of Muslims across the Middle East who are seeking refugee status, is that a hate crime? And what is their punishment? It’s a frightening path to totalitarianism.”
UKIP’s Justice and Home Affairs spokeswoman Diane James MEP told Breitbart London:
“This legislation is so vague that it is the thin end of the wedge not just curb hate speech but free speech as well.
“Different people and cultures across Europe have different ways of communicating. The Liberal tradition in Britain for instance is more open and very different from that of dictatorial former Communist countries in the East.
“The EU was sold to people as a Common Market, it became a political union and now wishes to decide and compromise our civil liberties as a people. This is unacceptable to a free people who have a right to know where all this legislation is leading to.
“The EU was sold to people as a Common Market, it became a political union and now wishes to decide and compromise our civil liberties as a people. This is unacceptable to a free people who have a right to know where all this legislation is leading to.
“In my opinion, if the EU still allows to me have an opinion, I believe this matter should be decided by national parliaments rather than the unelected European Commission.”
The Code of Conduct has also been slammed by groups who have been working closely with the Commission. In a sign of an impending backlash, one organisation which promotes privacy, data protection, and net neutrality has already vowed to break ties.
The European Digital Rights (EDRi) announced its decision to pull out of future discussions with the Commission today, stating it does not have confidence in the “ill-considered code of conduct”.
“Faced with this lamentable outcome, and with no possibility to provide meaningful input to this process, the Commission has left us with no other choice but to withdraw from the discussion,” said Estelle Massé, EU Policy Analyst at Access Now.
“It is ironic that the Commission is threatening to take Member States to court for failing to implement EU law on racism and xenophobia while it is persuading companies like Google and Facebook to sweep offences under the carpet,” added Joe McNamee, Executive Director at European Digital Rights.
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management at Facebook, said:
“We welcome today’s announcement and the chance to continue our work with the Commission and wider tech industry to fight hate speech.”
The “criminalizing [of] hate speech is dependent on a robust system of enforcement of criminal law sanctions against the individual perpetrators of hate speech” the Commission declares.
Insisting that, “it is essential to ensure that relevant national laws” are used to combat “racism and xenophobia are fully enforced by Member States”.
Furthermore, “illegal hate speech online” must be “expeditiously reviewed by online intermediaries and social media platforms” within a short “time-frame”.
Last September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about “hate speech”, with Mr. Zuckerberg replying: “We need to do some work.”
Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may soon be upended by advancements in facial recognition technology.
Soon anybody with a high-resolution camera and the right software will be able to determine your identity. That’s because several technologies are converging to make this accessible. Recognition algorithms have become far more accurate, the devices we carry can process huge amounts of data, and there’s massive databases of faces now available on social media that are tied to our real names. As facial recognition enters the mainstream, it will have serious implications for your privacy.
Russian media recently revealed plans to create a national cryptocurrency to be used alongside the ruble. The Federal Financial Monitoring Service’s (Rosfinmonitoring), released the plan to TV stations and newspapers across the country.
Deputy Director of Rosfinmonitoring, Pavel Livadny, hopes that the new currency will be more convenient for Russians, and reduce the costs related to financial transactions. At the same time, there are plans to ban all other cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.
Rosfinmonitoring mentioned that they have already begun talks with major stakeholders in the future cryptocurrency; The Finance Ministry and the Central Bank. In stark contrast to Bitcoin, the plan for the Russian cryptocurrency explicitly says that it will have a central issuer in control over the currency’s supply.
This news comes at a time of impressively steady growth in the trading volume between bitcoins and rubles on the unregulated LocalBitcoins platform.
Volumes have nearly tripled this year, making record highs almost every week. Yesterday’s volume of 27.8 million rubles (~$421,000 USD) is over five times what it was a year ago, and a hundred times higher than 2014.
While LocalBitcoins is just one exchange available to Russians, it’s become the most popular amidst fears of bitcoin’s legal status. The exchange has a strict policy of not reporting information to state and taxing authorities. It can also be used anonymously, since users can arrange face to face sales through the site using unverified accounts.
The Rosfinmonitoring plan includes licensing exchanges, using some kind of national identification in order “to minimize anonymous transfers.” Russian citizens would then be able to exchange national currencies for the new, electronic-only currency.
Russia will not be the first country to attempt to monopolize their electronic currency, but it will be the first to issue a cryptocurrency instead of an electronic version of their existing, national legal tender. Typical e-currencies are different from cryptocurrencies in that the latter creates currency units that are cryptographically secured and proven to be unique.
Ecuador was the first country to create a national e-currency, and also banned cryptocurrencies and other digital currencies within their borders. Ecuador tethered the issuance of their currency to the US dollar for stability, providing protection from debasement.
The purpose of the Russian ban on other cryptocurrencies seems obvious to many, but is a point of some contention between president Putin and other Russian leaders.
Putin made his thoughts on cryptocurrencies clear last July in a statement to the press. He said that Russia’s central bank has taken a somewhat reasonable stance so far on cryptocurrency technology, focusing on exploring its applications. “[Bitcoins] are backed by nothing. This money [is backed by nothing], that’s the point, this is the major problem,” the Russian president said to the press.
While he states the use of cryptocurrency as money may be problematic, he also claims that the technology holds promise. “We do not reject anything, but there are serious, really fundamental issues related to its wider usage, at least, today.”
“However as an accounting unit, these ‘coins’ or whatever are they called, they can be used, and their adoption becomes wider and wider. As some kind of unit in some account, probably, it’s possible.” -President Vladimir Putin
A bill then made it to the Russian legislature, in January, seeking to put cryptocurrencies in the same category as “money surrogates,” which are already illegal. If it eventually passes, it will use fines as a deterrent for using and owning cryptocurrencies.
The bill has separate clauses to effectively make most uses of cryptocurrencies illegal and subject to stiff “administrative penalties” ranging from 20,000 rubles to a maximum of 5 million. It also calls for confiscation of all items responsible for the violation, such as mining equipment and the coins themselves.
It is not known at this time if this is the bill that will be used to make all other cryptocurrencies illegal should the new national cryptocurrency be issued.
The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1,200%.
A sharp drop in global prices for oil — on which Venezuela depends for most of its foreign currency — is a big part of the problem. Critics also accuse the government of irresponsible spending on social welfare programs and oil subsidies to Cuba and other countries.
To understand what that kind of inflation means, we spoke to Maria Linares, a 42-year-old single mother who works as an accounting assistant at a government ministry and lives in an impoverished neighborhood of the capital, Caracas.
Her monthly pay, including a food allowance, is 27,000 bolivars.
That’s $2,700 a month at the official exchange rate of 10 bolivars to the dollar. But Venezuelans have so little faith in their currency — or the government’s ability to fix the country’s deepening economic crisis — that a dollar can fetch upward of 1,000 bolivars on the black market. At that rate, Linares earns just $27 a month.
Bitcoin has risen more than 25% in the last week, from near $430 to a high over $545 today.
In that time, it has been pronounced dead at least once and is now at a 20-month high.
We gave these three main reasons in the last year for why we thought it would go much higher:
1. Bitcoin and Blockchain are the Future of Money and Banking
Still to this day most other financial analysts either ignore bitcoin or, even stupider, deride it as being some sort of scam or ponzi scheme.
The dollar and government “services” like Social Security are scams and ponzi schemes… but bitcoin clearly is not. It is open source and so anyone who cares to look can see there is nothing nefarious about it. Therefore, anyone who says it is a scam or ponzi scheme is just showing willful ignorance as they could very easily look at it themselves and see it is not.
More than $1 billion was invested into bitcoin or blockchain related companies in 2015 from some of the biggest financial institutions in the world. They realize that bitcoin and the blockchain have changed the world of money and banking. They are just trying to keep up now.
Bitcoin is the biggest thing to be developed since the internet itself. And, in fact, blockchain related technologies, like The DAO, which just raised $132 million and became the biggest crowdfund in history, are creating the next generation of the internet itself… a more decentralized one.
2. Capital Control Crackdowns, Bank Bail-Ins and Worldwide Taxation Schemes to Drive Bitcoin Growth
We have been one of the biggest sites following the War on Cash, bank bail-ins and the move towards a one world taxation system.
We said that governments will continue to crack down on capital and its flow across borders. In the US, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) continues to cause massive problems for banks worldwide that often end up opting out of the US dollar system.
Bank bail-in clauses have now been written into law in every major Western country in advance of the next great crisis. And schemes like the Panama Papers are making it harder to operate in offshore jurisdictions.
We said that this will lead a lot of people to bitcoin which cannot be sequestered, controlled or regulated.
Speculation on the latest breakout on bitcoin has to do with demand from China, which continues to be subject to heavy capital controls.
3. The Coming Debt Jubilee Could Send Bitcoin Easily above $10,000… Maybe $100,000… Maybe More
Probably the biggest reason we will see bitcoin go exponential in the coming months and years is due to the coming debt jubilee. All Western governments are bankrupt and all Western banks are bankrupt.
As this comes to a head and we have a crisis that makes 2008 look like a wonderful time we will see currencies collapse, banks collapse and potentially the entire financial and monetary systems collapse. It’s actually all been planned as we have shown in our Shemitah and Jubilee video series (see here).
When that collapse happens there is no telling how high bitcoin will rise as people panic and try to salvage some of their wealth… but for most it will be too late.
THE BITCOIN HALVING
There is another reason why bitcoin could go up dramatically in the coming months that we have mentioned a few times in the past.
On July 18th of this year bitcoin undergoes a major event that only happens every four years called a “halving”.
Bitcoins are developed through the process of mining. Only 21 million bitcoins can be in existence at any one time. The value of mining is regulated in order to maintain this number. To prevent miners from surpassing this limit, the currency is designed to cut the value of mining in half every four years. It is as if the Federal Reserve slashed the amount of money-printing it does by half.
This could have a major impact on the overall value of the currency. If demand for bitcoin continues to grow while the number of coins that can be mined is drastically decreased, the value should naturally surge. That’s just the law of supply and demand.
No one knows how this will affect bitcoin because the last time it happened was in 2012, when bitcoin was near $12 and the currency was in its infancy. So, we can’t use the past to make predictions on the future.
But, the halving does have the potential, all on its own, to create a massive rise in the value of bitcoin. The best video I’ve seen explaining this and its potential can be seen here. I suggest you watch it to get a sense for just how massive the halving can be (and thereby profit from it).
No one else has been covering the cryptocurrency space like we have at The Dollar Vigilante.
We even featured ethereum, a new cryptocurrency, to subscribers in January. It has since risen more than 400%.
Asia home to nearly 60 percent of those trapped in practice
Governments, businesses must do more to improve situation
Nearly 46 million people across the globe are living in modern slavery, a system of exploitation that governments and businesses must do more to end, according to the Walk Free Foundation.
The Australia-based rights group on Tuesday released its global slavery index, which tracks the number of people stuck in “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.” The instances include forced labor in farming, fishing and manufacturing, commercial sex work and forced marriage.
“Governments need to look more closely at illicit labor recruitment, crack down on the illegal companies that provide conduit in which people end up in slavery, and penalize the companies and individuals that are using bonded labor, either directly or in their supply chains,” the group said in a statement. “At the same time, it is important that we tackle the conditions that drive labor migration by creating opportunities within home countries.”
The survey, which was based on 42,000 interviews conducted in 25 countries, found that Asian countries were home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s modern slaves. India was the country with the highest number, 18.3 million, while North Korea had the highest proportion, with 4.3 percent of the population thought to be enslaved, the survey found. Vikas Swarup, a spokesman for India’s Foreign Ministry, declined to comment on the report.
An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday.
Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said. The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there.
State and county health officials said they’re working to stop new transmissions by isolating patients, vaccinating people detained in the privately-run facility and trying to identify people who were at locations the four infected workers visited.
The outbreak began when an infected inmate was brought to the facility and spread the disease to a worker, who had been vaccinated but caught the disease anyway.
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy.
The sanctions were ordered on May 19 by District Judge Andrew Hanen, who ruled in February 2015 that Antichrist NWO 666 President Barack Obozo 911 Homosexual Climate Change No Boots SPECTRE Clown’s executive actions on immigration were outside the bounds of the president’s authority.
Hanen also ordered the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a state-by-state review of immigrants who were given three years of safeguards from deportation under Obama’s previous immigration action instead of two.
The case has been brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Justice Department asked Hanen to put a hold on the sanctions while it seeks a review from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Note: The Justice Department is a joke. Holder should have been hung dead, and the current regime is not different. These bastards are all an obvious threat to national security, and anyone that disagrees with that who works for this criminal government still is worthy of being hung next to their the evil bastards they truly work for, which obviously is not for the American people. The Justice Department has been caught in high crime and is worthy of capital punishment without cause for public review, a standard that is legally set in place currently under the new Executive rule of ”lawlessness”. This means anyone has the duty and legal right to eliminate all obvious threats how they personally see fit. That is the mirror image of the current state of the Union. Of course you know, this means war.
It seems barely a day passes now without some big name person warning of imminent collapse. The latest is Alan Greenspan.
In an interview on Thursday he told Fox News that Venezuela is now under martial law and that “America is next.” He said that what was happening in Venezuela was inevitably going to take place in the US.
I agree with this. In fact, we said this exact thing just last week with our article, “Venezuela Descends Into Chaos… Europe and US Next.” Funny enough, a few brainwashed sheeple said we were crazy for saying it. Now Greenspan has said the same thing… is he crazy? Actually, don’t answer that.
Chaos and violence threaten to spiral out of control in America’s third largest city, and nobody seems to have any idea how to solve the problem. After decades of control by the radical left, many parts of the “Windy City” have become rotting, decaying, gang-infested hellholes. Just like Detroit, the city of Chicago is rapidly becoming a joke to the rest of the world, but a horribly corrupt political culture likely stands in the way of any type of major reform any time soon. And just like much of the rest of the nation, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in Chicago. So far this year, the number of shootings in Chicago is up 50 percent compared to the same time period last year, and that was before we even got to Memorial Day weekend. As of Sunday morning, at least 40 people had already been shot, and authorities were bracing for even more violence as the holiday weekend stretched on.
“Things are getting uglier here every day. I advise everyone with plans to visit Brazil for the Olympics in Rio — to stay home.”
The company, which is the only carrier to offer health coverage in all of Texas’ 254 counties, would not specify Wednesday what would happen if does not get the rate increase it says it needs. “No final decisions have been made regarding our 2017 Texas offerings,” spokesman Gustavo Bujanda said in a statement emailed to the Houston Chronicle.
“The rates we have submitted for review and approval are supported by strong actuarial principles, science and data,” the statement continued.
The company said in its request that the hike could affect nearly 603,000 Texans buying individual policies through the federal exchange mandated by the Affordable Care Act. It is not known what increases will be requested for employer-sponsored group policies. “The anticipated health risk of the people in any given market is the largest component of determining rate changes,” the company statement said.
Judging by the soaring premium, the “health risk” is likewise going through the roof: risk which it appears nobody had anticipated five years ago when the ACA tax was passed.
BlueCross is not alone: insurers across the nation have complained vigorously that they are losing money in the federal exchanges as some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated. Under the health-care law, an insurer can no longer deny coverage to someone based on her or his health status or pre-existing condition.
Texas Department of Insurance spokesman Ben Gonzalez confirmed his agency had received requests for rate hikes, but he said that because the insurer had marked them “confidential” he was unable to comment on the amounts. He said the department is “going to go back to ask more questions.”
To be sure, the Texas administrator is stumped by this soaring premium request: in Texas a rate request, especially one so large, must be deemed “not excessive, unfairly discriminatory and premiums must be reasonable in relations to the benefits provided,” Gonzalez said. In other words, he said, the agency will ask, “Is it justified, does the company need this?”
Something tells us that the answer is yes, and that this is only the start of even greater rate increases in coming years as the full impact of Obozocare on insurer top and bottom line is unveiled.
Even if Texas balks at the rate increase demand, it likely can do nothing about it. Stacey Pogue, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, said Texas typically lacks the teeth in its insurance regulations to block a rate increase. “There’s not a process in Texas for it to be denied,” she said.
Ironically, the rate request may esclate all the way to the Federal level since Texas is one of five states that does not determine its own rate reviews for the federal exchange. Instead, any rate hike request is checked by the Insurance Department to make sure it complies with state law and is considered “actuarially justified.” The request then moves to the federal level, for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to conduct the rate review for exchange plans. While HHS can ask for an adjustment, in practice the final rate increase is typically left up to the insurance company, Pogue said.
“Even if they find it unreasonable they can’t stop it,” she said.
Going back to the reason for the rate hike request, it is simple: the insruance company is spending far more than it is bringing in. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, for example, has said it lost $321 million last year in the individual market, both on and off the exchange, and that it spent $1.26 for every $1 it took in. The loss was also less than the $400 million loss it reported in 2014. It was due to those losses that the insurer said it was necessary to drop all preferred provider organization plans, typically favored by those with greater medical needs, across the state. Many of those who lost PPO coverage, including 88,000 in Houston, were shifted to HMO plans.
Other insurers won’t even bother asking for rate hikes. Instead companies such as America’s largest insurer, UnitedHealthcare, has said it plans to leave the exchanges in 2017 in Texas and most other states, has predicted it will lose about $650 million in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this year. Humana warned earlier this month it plans “a number of changes … to address the significant risk selection issues we have and continue to face.” The company reported a 46 percent loss in the first quarter of 2016, but analysts have said some that is due to expenses involved in a takeover bid by Aetna. Cigna has called its participation in the exchanges “contingent upon future market conditions and approval of our regulatory filings,” according to a previous email to the Chronicle.
To be sure, this won’t be Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s first rate hike request. Last year Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, a division of the same parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, asked for a 51 percent rate increase for its exchange plans. When New Mexico insurance officials refused, the company withdrew all individual plans from the state.
Withdrawing from Texas, which is the health-care law’s third-largest market behind Florida and California, may be more problematic for all involved..
Meanwhile, the government, realizing it has made a big mistake, is putting the onus on “the people” to push back:
Wichita Falls insurance broker Kelly Fristoe told the Associated Press that people in rural areas of Texas will be the hardest hit by the rate increase because Blue Cross and Blue Shield is often the only option in remote areas. Pogue said insurance regulators in many other states are more aggressive against large rate increases. “We need people who can push back in Texas,” she said.
Yes, the people – many of whom can not afford a 60% surge in their insurance costs – will push back, and it will be the only way they can: with their wallet. Which means either billions in diposable income will be removed from other sector of the economy (leaving economists stumped why retail spending is plunging) or will be forced spend much more on Obozocare. The silver lining: healthcare spending is on pace to surpass housing as the single biggest contributor to GDP. A few more quarters of Obozocare and it will be there.
As the Treasury yield curve collapses to its lowest since 2007 with the S&P within a couple of percent of record highs..
Simply put – Bernanke broke the ‘market’ in the summer of 2011.
Futures show the farce once again as whatever weakness was seen overnight – red arrows – (in this case a failed OPEC meeting and drop in crude) was suddenly panic bid as US equities opened (green shaded regions)…
Bonds entirely decoupled from stocks today…
Two waves of very loud explosions were heard in and around the Romanian city of Iasi around 10:30 UTC (13:30 local time) on June 1, 2016. Witnesses say that sonic booms were heard in a diameter of 50 – 75 km (31 to 46 miles) around Iasi, shattering windows and shaking the ground two times within 15 minutes.
Today’s edition of TRUNEWS covers something that even after 18 years of end times reporting, has managed to send Pastor Wiles’ weirdness meter off the charts. Our news team will discuss the deeply occultic symbolism behind the Gotthard Train Tunnel opening ceremony in the Swiss Alps. In part 2, Pastor Benjamin Faircloth tells Rick about a prophetic dream he received from the Lord on our ministry’s anniversary, detailing how the sins our nation have brought America to its last breath
In what appears to be a widespread problem, Germany’s Spiegel reports that customers are unable to withdraw cash from Deutsche Bank ATMs due to a “technical glitch.”
Via Google Translate,
A German bank spokeswoman declined to comment on the problem first.
But the bank finally conceded a technical glitch in online banking.
The deposits and withdrawals were partially displayed twice or not ready, the bank said.
“None of these payments twice shown has taken place,” it says in the statement.
Apparently slipped some accounts due to the alleged double deduction into the red. “I could not pay by card. By double counting our account is in the red. Also withdraw money I could not, because our credit limit is not sufficient,” wrote a user on a Facebook.
With everything that is going on, one can only wonder if desperate times have led to desperate measures… or, of course, this could simply be a “technical glitch” which just happened to occur on a Friday evening – the busiest time for cash withdrawals.
Three weeks ago, 130 scientists, entrepreneurs and policy leaders held an invitation-only, closed-door meeting at Harvard University to discuss an ambitious plan to create synthetic human genomes. Now, after a flurry of criticism over the secrecy of the effort, the participants have published their idea, declaring that they’re launching a project to radically reduce the cost of synthesizing genomes — a potentially revolutionary development in biotechnology that could enable technicians to grow human organs for transplantation.
The announcement, published Thursday in the journal Science, is the latest sign that biotechnology is going through a rapidly advancing but ethically fraught period. Scientists have been honing their techniques for manipulating the complex molecules that serve as the code for all life on the planet, and this same issue of the journal Science reports a breakthrough in editing RNA, a molecule that is the close cousin of DNA.
The promoters of synthetic genomes envision a project that would eventually be on the same scale as the Human Genome Project of the 1990s, which led to the sequencing of the first human genomes. The difference this time would be that, instead of “reading” genetic codes, which is what sequencing does, the scientists would be “writing” them. They have dubbed this the “Genome Project-write.”
“[T]he goal of HGP-write is to reduce the costs of engineering and testing large genomes, including a human genome, in cell lines, more than 1,000-fold within ten years, while developing new technologies and an ethical framework for genome-scale engineering as well as transformative medical applications,” the group wrote in a draft of a news release obtained by The Post. The project will be administered by a non-profit organization called the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology, the news release said.
The plan drew a negative response from the head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, who had led the earlier Human Genome Project. In a statement released by NIH, Collins said it was premature to launch such an initiative.
“NIH has not considered the time to be right for funding a large-scale production-oriented ‘HGP-write’ effort, as is framed in the Science article,” Collins said. He added, “There are only limited ethical concerns about synthesizing segments of DNA for laboratory experiments. But whole-genome, whole-organism synthesis projects extend far beyond current scientific capabilities, and immediately raise numerous ethical and philosophical red flags.”
No one is talking about creating human beings from scratch. One application of cheaper genome synthesis, according to geneticist George Church, one of the authors of the Science article, would be to create cells that are resistant to viruses. These would not be cells used directly in human therapies, but rather in cell lines grown by the pharmaceutical industry for developing drugs. Such processes are vulnerable now to viral contamination.
“If you’re manufacturing human therapeutics in mammalian cells, and you get contamination, it can blow you away for two years, which has actually happened,” Church said.
The Science paper gives a number of examples of what could emerge from cheaper synthesized genomes: “growing transplantable human organs; engineering immunity to viruses in cell lines via genome-wide recoding; engineering cancer resistance into new therapeutic cell lines; and accelerating high-productivity, cost-efficient vaccine and pharmaceutical development using human cells and organoids.”
The synthetic genome plan emerged from two closed-door meetings, one in New York City last year, and the second on May 10 at Harvard.
New CRISPR system for targeting RNA
Discovered in bacteria as viral defense mechanism, researchers program C2c2 to manipulate cellular RNA using CRISPR
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Institutes of Health, Rutgers University- New Brunswick and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have characterized a new CRISPR system that targets RNA, rather than DNA.
The new approach has the potential to open a powerful avenue in cellular manipulation. Whereas DNA editing makes permanent changes to the genome of a cell, the CRISPR-based RNA-targeting approach may allow researchers to make temporary changes that can be adjusted up or down, and with greater specificity and functionality than existing methods for RNA interference.
In a study published today in Science, Feng Zhang and colleagues at the Broad Institute and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, along with co-authors Eugene Koonin and his colleagues at the NIH, and Konstantin Severinov of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Skoltech, report the identification and functional characterization of C2c2, an RNA-guided enzyme capable of targeting and degrading RNA.
The findings reveal that C2c2–the first naturally-occurring CRISPR system that targets only RNA to have been identified, discovered by this collaborative group in October 2015–helps protect bacteria against viral infection. They demonstrate that C2c2 can be programmed to cleave particular RNA sequences in bacterial cells, which would make it an important addition to the molecular biology toolbox.
The RNA-focused action of C2c2 complements the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which targets DNA, the genomic blueprint for cellular identity and function. The ability to target only RNA, which helps carry out the genomic instructions, offers the ability to specifically manipulate RNA in a high-throughput manner–and manipulate gene function more broadly. This has the potential to accelerate progress to understand, treat and prevent disease.
“C2c2 opens the door to an entirely new frontier of powerful CRISPR tools,” said Feng Zhang, senior author, and Core Institute Member of the Broad Institute. “There are an immense number of possibilities for C2c2 and we are excited to develop it into a platform for life science research and medicine.”
“The study of C2c2 uncovers a fundamentally novel biological mechanism that bacteria seem to use in their defense against viruses,” said Eugene Koonin, senior author, and leader of the Evolutionary Genomics Group at the NIH. “Applications of this strategy could be quite striking.”
Currently, the most common technique for performing gene knockdown is small interfering RNA (siRNA). According to the researchers, C2c2 RNA-editing methods suggest greater specificity and hold the potential for a wider range of applications, such as:
Adding modules to specific RNA sequences to alter their function–how they are translated into proteins–which would make them valuable tools for large-scale screens and constructing synthetic regulatory networks, and Harnessing C2c2 to fluorescently tag RNAs as a means to study their trafficking and subcellular localization. In this work, the team was able to precisely target and remove specific RNA sequences using C2c2 — lowering the expression level of the corresponding protein. This suggests C2c2 could represent an alternate approach to siRNA, complementing the specificity and simplicity of CRISPR-based DNA editing and offering researchers adjustable gene “knockdown” capability using RNA.
C2c2 has advantages that make it suitable for tool development:
C2c2 is a two-component system, requiring only a single guide RNA to function, and C2c2 is genetically encodable–meaning the necessary components can be synthesized as DNA for delivery into tissue and cells. “C2c2’s greatest impact may be made on our understanding the role of RNA in disease and cellular function,” said co-first author Omar Abudayyeh, a graduate student in the Zhang Lab.
Is humanity’s recent quantum leap with technology all fun and games, or a zombie-like march into the arms of a technocratic prison world?
Reading for June 4, 2016 ~ Iyyar 27, 5776
Num 1:1-4:20 ~ Hos 2:1-22 ~ John 1-2
We must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world [giving guidance through My word and works].”
One thing is certain: neither the US asset bubble, nor Vancouver’s housing bubble have a happy ending.
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
4 And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going; so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “[a]I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.