These are the days that will try your soul. We have crested the hill and now stare into the abyss. The question is whether you will surrender your will to the Lord and obey, in the midst of your anguish – or, whether you will choke and fail. Once the pain starts, it will be hard to choose.
So, choose now.
You will not make it through what is coming without the Lord and His Wisdom. The wisdom of man got you into this mess. It will take the Lord to get you out.
But, He will not ‘get you out’ if you do not choose to obey Him.
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Days of Anguish and Obedience
When King Saul disobeyed, God took the kingdom away and gave it to another. The prophet Samuel said this about obedience:
And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
I keep talking about the need to serve the Lord, and I want you to do that. But, that service needs to be what GOD wants, not what YOU want.
What YOU want, means NOTHING.
Yes, God loves you, and He wants the best for you. But, God is the one who knows what’s best. We are just sheep, milling about on the battlefield.
I spent a lot of my life arguing with God about what should happen. I wanted this… and that… and the other thing. It would have been better to submit to the will of God, and I eventually did.
The problem is that I see a lot of you engaged in the same struggle, and I want to warn you that there is only one winner in such a struggle. So, you should surrender, now.
Let’s go over some of the struggles that you might be involved in.
I come from a long line of patriots. One John Little died at the Second Battle of Trenton, killed by a Hessian – not long after the crossing of the Delaware.
The question is…
…did that John Little die, doing what Jesus told us to do?
Unfortunately, I think that the answer is no.
I have made the case repeatedly that we are allowed to defend our lives, and the lives of others – which was the point made by Jesus:
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
People use that verse to say that Jesus was advocating for revolution, and that is just completely ridiculous.
Paul the Apostle was a patriot before he was saved. He was zealous towards the law, and the Mosaic Covenant was all about Israel’s right to the Land of Israel. Yet, after he was saved, he commanded believers to obey the very government that was illegally occupying the Land of Israel.
Jesus Himself KNEW that Rome illegally occupied the Land of Israel – HIS LAND!
But, remember what Jesus said to His disciples:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Jesus did not provide a ‘Caveat’, saying that you should do that, as long as your rights weren’t being infringed. He wasn’t saying that you should do such a thing, as long as the other person was right, and you were wrong.
No, Jesus was telling us to suffer injustice.
And yes, I understand how painful that statement is. This idea of willingly suffering injustice is extremely difficult to swallow.
So, let me put it this way:
We are NOT to engage in revolution, which is the killing of others for political gain.
That’s right. Revolution is about killing others for political gain. If you think that you can have a tidy little revolution without wholesale death and destruction, think again. I have spent a large part of my life studying war, and very little good is gained from most of the wars that I have studied.
Furthermore, some will speak of the great things done because of the American Revolution. As someone who has studied history, I can point to the great evils done by America, that might not have been done – if the Revolution had never happened.
Think of the great evil that is done in our name, across the world. This list is huge and eclipses any good that we have done. And, that evil was made possible by the American Revolution.
Was it wrong to ask for independence?
Was it wrong to kill others for that independence?
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
If we kill for political gain…
…how is that being ‘harmless as doves’?
Again, by nature, I am a fighter. I want to fight. I want to kill those who are evil. I want to destroy those who have corrupted our country, our people and our children. I want to rend, tear and destroy those that threaten the weak and defenseless.
But, I must remind myself:
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
At the end of that chapter it says:
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21)
It is difficult to accept such defenselessness. I don’t like it, but I submit myself to the words of our Lord and Savior.
We are to be harmless as doves. We are to be sheep before the wolves. We are to harm no one, except in self-defense or in the personal defense of others.
Very few of us will die of old age. My hope is that we will have died, obeying God to our dying breath. To do anything else is to fail.
The Pretribulation Rapture Lie
I still cannot believe that there are Christians who still believe in this. This willingness to twist the Bible is beyond my comprehension. And, that twisting brings me to a comment that someone named Francis Wade said:
The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you’d like it to say.
Unfortunately, the pretribbers have been torturing the Bible for just about two hundred years. And yes, that’s only as long as the pretrib lie has been around.
Here’s my writeup on the Pretribulation Rapture Lie:
It doesn’t give me any pleasure to pound on that lie, but it’s killing you. You MUST prepare for what is coming.
I see a growing evil among Christians that is truly sickening, and it centers on two verses:
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Look carefully at those two verses.
Does it say ANYWHERE that the Jews aren’t Jews?
No, it says that there was a group of people who SAID that they were Jews, but were not Jews. That’s it.
And, please be careful when you argue with me on that.
There is something that some might describe as a ‘curse’ upon those who twist the words of Revelation:
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
If you add to the words of the prophecy of the Book of Revelation, you will suffer all of the plagues described in the Book of Revelation. But, there’s worse.
If you take AWAY words, you will be taken OUT of the Book of Life.
So, go ahead. Argue with me. Make my day.
…but, do you want to suffer the consequences?
I’m not saying that I’m right on everything. I’m not. But, one thing that I refuse to do, is argue with God. I’ve learned that lesson, the hard way.
Here’s what you NEED to know about Israel, and the Last Days:
Postmillennialism And Amillennialism
This ‘curse’ from God given to us in Revelation 22:18 and 19 reminds me that a lot of antisemite Christians have fought against what God says about Israel, in the Bible, because they believe in Postmillennialism or Amillennialism.
Postmillennialism says that we are IN the Millennium, right now. And THAT is just insane.
Did you actually READ Revelation 20?
Has Satan been bound for a thousand years?
Are we ruling and reigning?
Has the first resurrection happened yet?
Are you insane?
Sorry, I just cannot help myself. Postmillennialism is madness, but at least it’s a madness that TRIES to fit Revelation 20 into that insanity.
Amillennialism just chucks the entire chapter out of the Bible!
Amillennialism believes that there IS NO MILLENNIUM!!
According to Revelation 22:18 and 19, Postmillennialists will be handed over to the plagues of Revelation, but the Amillennialists will be DELETED FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE!!
You MUST Obey God, YOU MUST!
I’m sure that there’s something that I could add to all this, but this has already gotten too long, and the research section is HUGE.
The point is that you MUST obey God. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!
If you love ANYTHING in this world MORE than obeying God, then you are lost. You will suffer judgment by God in this life, and you might not go to heaven.
Is it possible that I’ve gone a bit overboard here?
I would LOVE to believe that. I certainly WANT to. But, I’m not certain that I have the luxury of ‘pulling my punches’ on this. The stakes are too high.
The stakes are ETERNAL!
READ YOUR BIBLE!!
The problem is that you cannot know how to obey God if you don’t know what He wants you to do. And THAT means reading your Bible.
In fact, let me ask you a question:
Are you saved?
You cannot be saved unless you love God with all your heart, body and soul.
If that’s you, then welcome to the Body of Christ, brother or sister!
…if you love God THAT much…
…why aren’t you reading His love letters to you?
Seriously, don’t tell me that you love God, and then not read His Words for YOU. Actions speak A LOT louder than words. If you truly love God, then you will read your Bible.
All of it.
That’s right. Genesis to Revelation. Again and again. Until you die.
The time is coming – soon – in which you will wish that you had.
Days Of Anguish
I believe that the Days of Anguish are here. We may get a pause for a few days or weeks, but I doubt that there will be too much of that.
All the indicators are screaming economic and financial collapse.
War is coming, and it’s going to be BAD.
And then, there will be Ezekiel’s Fire.
You might have time to prepare. You might not. I don’t know.
You will see a lot of what I know in the research section, below.
Life is short.
Eternity is long.
Read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire.
It’s free, and it may just save your life.
Here’s the website:
Or, download the PDF:
THE RESEARCH FOR THIS WEEK
These are the articles that hit my desktop this week – and seemed important.
My sources for this week, were:
http://jaysanalysis.com/ (Thank you SiC!)
Best of all, many of you provided me with valuable links that you will also find below.
Each of the above has their own foibles and biases, and that goes for Omega Shock. My hope is that YOUR bias will ALWAYS be Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
ARTICLES OF NOTE
These are the articles that often sit in their own category, or in multiple categories. They deal with many issues that you probably need to pay attention to.
STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!
I’m not certain that these cell-phone towers could do the damage that he describes – at least, not as widespread as he describes. BUT, they COULD do a lot of damage.
Don’t live nearby one of those.
The video of the kid doing experiments with the element inside a microwave is… um …interesting. Very.
I’m not certain that this is an EMP weapon. Although, I AM certain that there is no need for North Korea to have a satellite. This is just a test for an ICBM. Or, it could be an EMP weapon.
If I were the chubby kid running North Korea, it would be an EMP weapon. I have nothing against chubby kids, in general – only the psychopathic ones running psychotic regimes in Asia.
Sometimes people use the number 666, just to yank our chain. They know that Bible readers will get their panties in a bunch if they use that number.
The question is whether Google really is using 666 for spiritual purposes, or just to make us upset.
Since Google is playing a big role in the creation of a one-world government, by creating a one-world communication and library system… I have to believe that there is a spiritual reason behind Google’s choice of 666 as a PO Box number.
North Korea launched a satellite that may – or may not – have a nuclear bomb onboard. This is the Google Search for that satellite.
I’m sorry, but this is NOT a good development. I have friends who suffer from life-threatening genetic diseases. Some of those friends will die from those diseases, and I want to save those precious lives.
But, I do NOT want the human genome corrupted by scientists wanting to play God. What they are doing here is an abomination.
Having lived in Israel, I understand the opening two paragraphs:
Several months ago, I met an orthodox Jewish woman and we took the opportunity to discuss our respective faiths. One thing she said shook me and I haven’t been able to forget it:
“What I don’t understand is how Christians are being killed and oppressed all over the world right now, and American Christians aren’t doing anything about it. If that were happening to Jews, we’d be doing everything we could to stop it.”
Israel does its best to take care of the Jewish people, around the world.
Are you doing the same?
Gaslighting. WHAT a FASCINATING psychological game. That’s been used against me A LOT. It is the favorite trick of the psychopath.
Watch this, and then think about how often YOU have been gaslighted.
Really. You aren’t crazy.
Satan is the one who’s crazy.
If you want evidence that we are in the Last Days, look no further than articles like this.
I just do not believe that God will allow this corruption of our DNA.
Of course, God will not. Just read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire:
Our standards and our lives make people feel bad about themselves. In other words, we make them feel guilty. And, to quote the last line in this article:
If it feels bad, destroy it.
Well, well, wellllll…. It looks like Hillary ‘Crime Wave’ Clinton is up to her old tricks.
It may actually be Sanders who won in Iowa. But, we’ll never know, because the system is unbelievably corrupt. Amazing.
I will never be able to wave an American flag. The sense of shame is just too much.
Marco Rubio is a walking betrayal of America. He is as bold a liar as they come. And, he has no shame in lying and betraying the people who voted for him.
It’s pretty clear to me that he’s a complete psychopath.
Can you knowingly vote for a vile, dishonest, shameless and treacherous psychopath, for President of the United States?
Here’s another look via WND.
Seriously, do you REALLY want such an obvious sleazball as President?
We have a serious ‘manliness’ problem here in Taiwan, and I’ve seen evidence of it in many of the mainland Chinese that come to my classes.
It doesn’t help that the androgynous look has made its way here from from Japan. I want to go to some of these kids and tell ’em to ‘man up’!
This feminization of Chinese culture is obscene.
For those who think that you are being told the truth, should think again. You’ve probably seen this video before, but you should see it again. It’s only a little over three minutes long.
Our country is lost.
Here is a far more recent view, and it is a very damning account of what is going on, RIGHT NOW.
Remember what William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987 said:
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
And yes, he really DID say that:
This is the essence of Satanism, the rebellion of moral fact. I saw this in my class, last semester. I see it infecting the lives of societies around the world. It is destroying our churches. and the lives of our children.
It is Luciferian, and it is the philosophy of Antichrist.
NEVER allow moral relativism to EVER occupy your thoughts!
A big, big thank you to a commentor of last week’s article who pointed this out to me. Great work, sister!
Another excellent article recommended by the same commentor, above.
I don’t recall running across Jay Dyer before, but what he says in this article is more confirmation of what I’ve been seeing elsewhere.
MKULTRA (or MK ULTRA?) is real. It is still operating. It is still controlling. It is still being controlled by dark powers.
The only thing, in my mind, that keeps it from being more dangerous, is that it is very expensive to create an MKULTRA slave. Although, I believe that the cost is probably going down.
It’s just more evidence that we live in the Last Days. In fact, it’s evidence that we live in the LAST of the Last Days.
For those of you who think that Marco Rubio is a good candidate for president, take a look at this video – just over three minutes long.
As Martin Armstrong has indicated in his work, a cycle of national and international violence has turned… well …violent. And, for this cycle, we have the unique situation where technology is used in this cycle.
Last century was marked by wholesale death and destruction. It was the most violent and murderous century in history.
The 21st century – the one that we are living in now – will be worse.
The New York Times Magazine cover pictured in this article was blatantly Luciferian. And the half-time show was more of the same, but more understated – which probably indicated how confident that they felt about how much control they have over you.
Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba. They’re going to make peace. Unite.
Did you know that Kirill was a KGB agent?
I’m a bit of a tech-junkie. I build my own computers, when I need to. I have a thing for motherboards – mostly ASUS, although Gigabyte is looking good. I’m big on software.
That’s why Tom’s Hardware is one of my favorite sites to read. It feeds the starving technofile that is screaming to get out.
But, now I find that John ‘Elite Establishment’ McCain wants to ban the use of encryption. What a sick, corrupt piece of work that guy is. And now, he wants to make sure that you are wide open to every criminal on the planet – including the biggest criminals in Washington D.C.
And you wonder why I like living in Taiwan.
Okay, you need this. In a REALLY big way – as long as there is access to surface water.
This nine and a half minute video tells you how easy it is to steal your vote. Unfortunately, I suspect that Diebold has its OWN vote stealing software installed. And, use of that ‘vote stealing’ feature is probably available to anyone willing to contribute several billion dollars to a charity of Diebold’s choice.
This is COMPLETELY INFURIATING!!
HOW DARE THEY DO THIS!!
If the police did this in Taiwan, the locals would burn down the police station.
Having said that, the Taiwan police would NOT do something like this.
You need to start realizing that Amerika isn’t your country anymore.
If you want a thorough and academic analysis of why our economy is headed for apocalypse, read this. Having spent time studying Physics – among other things – I probably understand this article better than most.
I’ve also studied the history of energy production and the associated societal developments that energy production fueled.
I’ve also studied geopolitics and how countries interact with each other in terms of trade and war.
Your background might be different, so you might make a different conclusion than the one that I make here. If you can back that different conclusion with fact and sound reasoning, I would like to hear it.
The point is that our current system will collapse. We have overshot our limits, and we are going to pay for that. Unfortunately, the price will be in lives.
People will lose what they consider to be rightly theirs. Such rage-inducing loss will lead to violence. As people attempt to defend themselves against the violent, the rules that governed society will break down. That will happen on a local, national and international level.
You are seeing that happening in the US – confiscation – and in Europe – waves of migrants. The systems governing our world are failing, and they will continue to fail until an equilibrium point is reached – a point where society can begin to grow again.
The problem is that a lot of people will die, before we reach that ‘equilibrium point’. Just as we have overshot our supplies of energy, we will overshoot (in some cases literally) our population levels. So many people will die, that we will have more resources than we need for a period of time. And, technology will give many the ability to direct the die-off in ways that fit their philosophical and religous view of the world.
Think Satanists. Think Luciferians.
THEY are the ones with political power, and THEY will attempt to say who lives and who dies.
Break out the curlers, ‘cuz your hair is about to stand on end.
The article contains this quote from an analyst from Morgan Stanley:
One of the most surprising comments this year came from a closed session on fintech where I sat next to someone in policy circles who argued that we should move quickly to a cashless economy so that we could introduce negative rates well below 1% – as they were concerned that Larry Summers’ secular stagnation was indeed playing out and we would be stuck with negative rates for a decade in Europe. They felt below (1.5)% depositors would start to hoard notes, leading to yet further complexities for monetary policy.
This is where we start speculating on who the Antichrist is. If you read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire, you know that there are a couple things that must happen before the Antichrist hits the stage. But, we’re close. REAL close.
This post by Marcel contains an EXCELLENT video about God’s Will, vs. your own.
Are you seeking God’s Will?
Could I see some proof?
The author of this article invokes Baron Munchausen as an archetype for US Secretary of State, John Kerry – or at least, someone who closely resembles such a peddler of tall tales (or tails?).
I find the comparison appropriate, when you see these two quotes among the many in the article:
“Not a single country sponsors or endorses the kind of vicious and indiscriminate violence perpetrated by such groups as Daesh/ISIL in the Middle East, or al-Shabaab in East Africa, or Boko Haram in West Africa.”
“And the reason is that opposition to international terrorists and repugnance at their actions has become a powerful unifying force,.”
The very epitome of everything Baron Munchausen.
This is SICK.
The 911 caller said that the ‘gun’ was probably fake. The police shot the kid dead, anyway.
The police officer is not charged, and now the family is being forced to pay for the ambulance – $500.
What a country. Thank God I live in Taiwan.
This could turn interesting, REAL quick. So far, people have been playing it ‘dumb and stupid’. So, the bankers might get away with this, for a while.
But, long term?
I don’t think so. So, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
‘Violent’, will be the word that I will be looking for.
Yes, these are VERY dark days.
The only light will be through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
We will have no hope without Him.
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
These are the signs that economic and financial collapse is happening right now.
Here, just track the BDI (this link).
It is utterly appalling.
The optimists ALWAYS get slaughtered when a recession arrives.
Here’s a quote from David Stockman, in this article:
The talking heads have spent the entire first five weeks of this year insisting that the market’s rough patch is simply the pause that refreshes because there is never a bear market outside of recession.
Well, exactly. The recession is arriving; the bear market has incepted; and the bulls are heading for the slaughter. Again.
This happens every time a recession arrives. Only, THIS TIME, we’ll be getting far more than just a recession.
Here is an interesting graphic about deflation and the Great Depression. The graphic is followed by a summary of the three main positions about the causes of the Great Depression:
John Maynard Keynes saw the causes of the Great Depression hinge upon a lack of aggregate demand. This later became the subject of his most influential work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, which was published in 1936.
Keynes argued that the solution was to stimulate the economy through some combination of two approaches:
1. A reduction in interest rates (monetary policy), and
2. Government investment in infrastructure (fiscal policy).
“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes
Monetarists such as Milton Friedman viewed the cause of the Great Depression as a fall in the money supply.
Friedman and Schwartz argue that people wanted to hold more money than the Federal Reserve was supplying. As a result, people hoarded money by consuming less. This caused a contraction in employment and production since prices were not flexible enough to immediately fall.
“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.” ― Milton Friedman
Austrian economists argue that the Great Depression was the inevitable outcome of the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve during the 1920s.
In their opinion, the central bank’s policy was an “easy credit policy” which led to an unsustainable credit-driven boom.
“Any increase in the relative size of government in the economy, therefore, shifts the societal consumption-investment ratio in favor of consumption, and prolongs the depression.” – Murray Rothbard
Who knew that I was Austrian?
Just call me Ludwig – as in, von Mises.
The point is that we are following the perscription for Great Depression, from the Austiran School of Economics. And, it is the Austrian School, that is correct. And unfortunately, very.
Private Debt – i.e., household and corporate – is declining everywhere except in the US and China.
Wanna bet that it will begin to decline in the US and China, soon?
It is a completely and utterly sure thing. And, it is the collapse – more importantly, the default – of private debt that will destroy our economies. I have posted this video link in one form or another, and I recommend that you watch it:
It is the collapse of PRIVATE DEBT that will destroy us. The government debt will just be ‘icing on the cake’.
This quote should be a huge wake-up call for anyone still asleep:
“Eric, I have been expecting 2016 to be a horrible year for the world and the dominos are now starting to fall all around us. The Baltic Dry Freight Index is now 98% below its 2007 high and 46% below the 2015 low. Trade is deteriorating everywhere and South Korea for example just came out with their figures for January which showed an 18.5% drop in January. For a country that is totally dependent on its exports this is a disaster. Trade deficits are now increasing in most countries…
The failure of trade often precedes the coming of war.
This is an excellent point that you need to internalize:
The most common question I hear is “when”. When does the system collapse? When will we experience a reset? I think this is a very odd question. Odd because if you stand back far enough you should be able to see “you are watching it”! We are all so close and watching day by day movements, we are missing the big picture. Don’t get me wrong, many know systemically we are a bust but the daily watch for the lights out moment goes on. My point is this, the collapse is happening right before your eyes, “when” is a process and you are watching history!
The collapse is happening right now. In fact, it began months ago.
That was how Bill Holter began his article. This is how he ends it:
You are watching the collapse firsthand on a daily basis and in real time. It doesn’t make sense to ask “when?” if you understand you are living through it each day. Your only job, if you understand what is happening is to be prepared. Be prepared to the best of your ability, being just one second too late might as well mean forever!
Please take what he said to heart. Prepare now.
Let this bad news sink in. It is a sign of extreme trouble. EXTREME.
I don’t know what they will be able to do, to keep our current financial system running. They might have something up their sleeve that could give us one more run, one more boost.
Are you willing to bet that they can?
I’m going to quote a big chunk of the writeup of the video interview:
Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino called the top of the DOW in May 2015. The market was well over 18,000 then and currently more than 2,000 points lower. Mannarino now says the Dow is going to “6,000–or lower.” Mannarino warns, “People need to be ready for a major, extreme sell-off in equities which are inflated in a bubble.”
Mannarino also says that the current stock market is, “the biggest bubble of them all that was inflated by a runaway central bank, and I believe it is bursting now. . . . There is nothing to push this back up.”
On physical gold and silver, Mannarino says, “This year, 2016 is the year for precious metals. I believe we are going to enter a scenario that I call an “X-Wave,” an X-Wave theory that I came up with where we are going to see the stock market drop downward, and then you are going to get a crossover with an upward trajectory of precious metals, and this also will be extreme. All of this has to correct to fair market value. We have nothing but a twisted distorted market that is so out of touch with reality that it is, frankly, mind blowing. It will correct to fair market value–period. There are no “maybes.” There are no “ifs.” It will correct, and we are seeing it now.”
Don’t bet against a guy who called the top of the Dow Jones Index in May 2015. If he says that the Dow Jones Index is going down to 6,000… well …I’m prepared to treat what he said seriously.
Oh, and when you sell your stocks AND bonds, what did he say to buy?
Gold and silver.
My favorite investor is Jim Rogers. I like his style, his wisdom and his humility. AND, I like the fact that he likes Taiwan and would have gone to live in Taiwan, except for all the legal hurdles.
That should tell you what a good idea it is to live in Taiwan, if you can.
Here is the video embedded in the above article.
This is where the Depression will happen.
The banks will collapse – are collapsing – because private loans from businesses and households are defaulting. It will be the PRIVATE debt that will kill us first. The public debt will then kill us afterwards. THAT will be the death of the SYSTEM.
Interesting story, as is all of Simon Black’s stories.
A company that started in AD 578 and died 2006.
Cause of death? …DEBT.
Again, it will not be PUBLIC DEBT that will kill us first.
It will be PRIVATE DEBT – i.e., business and household – that will kill us first. In fact, the death toll is already being counted.
There are three quotes from this post that are at the core:
The problem is this, as the yen strengthens from short covering it is putting more and more of these carry trades under water and actually forcing more sales of assets and more buying of yen. This will end in one of two ways …both badly! Either the trades get unwound with asset prices collapsing and the yen at truly stupid levels, or someone “fails” and the derivatives chain breaks. I would personally bet the farm on option number two.
The “Yen Carry Trade” took off after I bailed out of the investment field in the 90s. There weren’t too many Japanese assets that made good returns in those days, except one investment vehicle that was a US three month treasury wrapped around a Nikkei Futures Contract. The US Treasury limited the downside – quarterly. And, the futures contract multiplied the upside. It worked really well until Jardine Fleming crashed and burned in Southeast Asia.
That was a fairly ‘safe’ Japanese investment.
The “Yen Carry Trade” COULD be safe, if handled properly. But, greed crept in. Everyone convinced themselves that nothing could go wrong, but now this greed is going to bite us, HARD. For those of you who need an explanation of the “Yen Carry Trade”, go here:
Unfortunately, this trade is unraveling and risks breaking the derivative chain that encircles the globe. When that chain breaks – and I believe that it will – a financial version of Armageddon will occur. It will take out a HUGE part of our financial system – if not all of it.
Do you think “someone” might have lost some money since January 1st? Enough to bankrupt them? THIS is the question! The answer in my opinion is this, there are dead bodies strewn all over the place yet are hidden from view. They are being hidden from view because if they are seen, the entire system comes into question with answers being delivered within probably a 48 hour period.
That quote should scare you. There is a LOT that they are hiding from you. Those of you reading my articles know this.
If the bodies are stacking up behind the scenes, eventually they’ll start to smell too badly. Hiding the truth will become impossible. When that happens… well …that financial Armageddon will happen.
Whether you want to see it or not, the financial system is in a forced unwinding. It took some 70 years to build this great credit edifice, when it goes it may take less than 48 hours to take it ALL down.
Unfortunately, I believe that he’s right. It could all happen before you get a chance to see this. It might happen this weekend. It might happen a bit later.
The question is whether you are ready, when/if it happens.
Another indicator. The first chart is the most important. The second is startling, but does not account for inflation. And the third… the THIRD indicates a FALL in SALES for almost TWO YEARS!
Now, let me ask you a question:
With almost two years of NEGATIVE GROWTH IN SALES, why are they STILL telling us that we are in a ‘recovery’?
The answer should lead you to a load of toxic fertilizer, if you ask me.
The reason why I like Chris Martenson, is that he understands THE SYSTEM. More importantly, he understands that the system cannot grow without surplus energy.
Right now our energy surplus continues to decline, and that decline is fueling our current financial (and economic) troubles.
Here are four key paragraphs that I believe to be the most important part of his article:
This time there’s something different in the story line: the absence of abundant and high-net energy oil. Many of you might be thinking “Hey, the price of oil is low!” which is true, but only momentarily. Remember that price is not the same thing as net energy, which is what’s left over after you expend energy to get a fossil fuel like oil out of the ground. As soon as the world economy tries to grow rapidly again, we’ll discover that oil will quickly go through two to possibly three complete doublings in price due to supply issues. And those oil price spikes will collide into that tower of outstanding debt, making the economic growth required to inflate them away a lot more expensive (both cost-wise and energetically) to come by.
With every passing moment, the world has slightly less high-net energy conventional oil and is replacing that with low-net energy oil. Consider how we’re producing less barrels of production in the North Sea while coaxing more out of the tar sands. From a volume or a price standpoint right now, the casual observer would notice nothing. But it takes a lot more energy to get a barrel of oil from tar sands. So there’s less net energy which can be used to grow the world economy after that substitution.
Purely from a price standpoint, our model at Peak Prosperity includes the idea that there’s a price of oil that’s too high for the economy to sustain (the ceiling) and a price that’s too low for the oil companies to remain financially solvent (the floor). That ceiling and that floor are drawing ever closer. When we reach the point at which there’s not enough of a gap between them to sustainably power the growth our economy currently is depending on, there’s nothing left but to adjust our economic hopes and dreams to more realistic — and far lower — levels.
When this happens most folks will undergo a “forced simplification” of their lifestyles (as well as their financial portfolios), which they will experience as disruptive and emotionally difficult. That’s not fear-mongering; it’s just math. (And it’s the reason why we encourage developing a resilient lifestyle today, to insulate yourself from this disruption, as well as be able to enter the future with optimism.)
It’s hard to say how many boom-bust cycles we’ll go through before we hit that ‘forced simplification’ that he talks about. I’m concerned that THIS will be the big one.
Right now, you need to simplify NOW and exit these cycles. Get away from the cities.
Better yet, get away from the countries that depend on growing energy surpluses.
Okay, if you don’t want proof after proof after proof that we are in SERIOUS TROUBLE… if you don’t want to see that, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!
You’ve been warned.
And, just in case any of you have investments in stocks… the GLOBAL stock market – as in, all of them – are collectively in a bear market. Eventually, the US stock market will wake up to this fact and follow everyone else.
Actually… I think that they already HAVE.
Okay, that headline is all you need.
When the crunch comes, BANK CEOs LIE!!!
Anyone who says that we are not in a Recession RIGHT NOW, is a fool.
The question is whether we are in a DEPRESSION.
I think that we are, but only time will tell. And, by the time that we know for sure, there will be bodies in the streets.
It is probably enough to quote the last paragraph, so I will:
Let me finish with this, you are watching the system implode upon itself. At a time when liquidity on a global basis is very tight, a global margin call (created by the Fed) is being issued. They have started a process in motion that will not be stopped. The morning will soon come when markets simply cannot meet the call and will not open. At this point, credit of all sorts will freeze up. The stark reality that has been hidden for so long by so many “tricks” will finally hit the world square between the eyes like a 2×4! As we have tried to guide you for so long, the “day of reality” is arriving and the “reality” is truly ugly. Are you ready for reality?
Um… yes. I really DO hope that you are ready for reality, because it is now pounding on your door.
If you needed proof about WHY oil prices were so low, here it is. And, there’s really only one word that you need:
(did someone say ouch?)
Um… you are out of the stock market, yes?
It was only when I saw how damaged the financial system was, that I finally realized that the only financial investment that you can make is Gold or Silver.
Of course, it’s NOT an investment. It’s an insurance policy, for when things fall apart.
Are there better insurance policies?
Well, outside of God, a safe location, a good community, lots of food and water… NO.
It’s always an interesting question, to ask when people will stop accepting paper receipts, rather than the real thing.
That’s all that your ‘electronic ownership’ of gold really is. A receipt.
The receipt says that you own so many ounces of gold, and you are trusting that the gold will be there, when you ask for it. The problem is that three hundred other people own a receipt for the same piece of gold.
How long will the world be satisfied with that state of affairs?
I wouldn’t want to bet that it would last very much longer.
Bix Weir is an interesting guy with a math problem, and Karen Hudes is into Cone Heads. They both are very sincere people, but they’ve been consistently wrong, for a very long time. I like sincere people, and I would love to have Bix and Karen as neighbors. But, I wouldn’t treat what they say with any deference.
We’ll see how this works out. I’m not a big fan of Technical analysis, so I’m offering it to those of you who rely on this more than myself.
On a side note, when I orginally wrote the text for the link, I forgot a very important letter, which made the headline:
Short Term Technical Analysis of God…
The letter ‘L‘ is REALLY important!
Okay, I like to see everyone ‘jump on a bandwagon’ that I’m already on. But, that immediately makes me start thinking about when to jump off.
I will faithfully let you know when I’m selling – not that I’m an expert. I’m not.
You probably don’t need to read this. The title is enough.
….People Have More Confidence In Gold Than In Paper Money
Comparable to the 2008 crisis?
No, try the 1930s. Buy Gold? Yes. Cash? Yes. VIX? Um… that depends on whether VIX will survive.
Another person that gets things right is Peter Schiff. He’s been right about the general direction. There have been moments when he was wrong on timing…
…but NOT on where we are going.
You don’t need to follow MY advice. You can follow Peter’s advice, instead.
To quote the last sentence of the article:
So, you wealthy investors out there who still have your net worth tied up into paper assets… you better wake up and start buying physical gold and silver before it’s too late.
That also goes for you ‘less-wealthy’ investors, like you and me.
You can chuckle. You might even laugh. Some might even guffaw.
But, as Reader’s Digest always said:
Laughter is the Best Medicine
(Please consult your doctor on whether Laughter is right for you.
The side effects of Laughter can be:
convulsions, stomach pain, incontinence, flushed skin and uncontrollable vocalization.
Do not take Laughter without a prescription, and do not drive while under the influence of Laughter.)
Wait… you mean that we AREN’T in a recovery?
SOMEONE IS PEDDLING FICTION!!
Yup. This is what we will need, if Bernie is elected.
But, I’d rather have Bernie, than Hitlary.
Oh dear. This is good.
I originally found this joke somewhere else.
Okay, tasteless, awful – but, funny.
Islam is a diabolical – meaning, Satanic – political and religious philosophy.
It worships death, and hates all who do not serve their demonic creed.
If you do not support their vile aspirations, then get ready to defend yourself.
All of you are infidels. Every last one of you. (Assuming that you aren’t Muslim.)
For those of you who AREN’T infidels, I would hafta wonder why you are reading my articles.
Interesting, don’t you think?
There is treason in the White House. At the very top.
Obama is either stupid or a liar. And, you’ll find some real whoppers in this article.
But, I find this paragraph in the article to be important:
Two facts are relevant here. One is that religious hate crimes are exceedingly rare in America. The other is that in 2014, the last year for which we have data, Jews were targets of hate crimes four times more frequently than Muslims.
That funny. No one seems to be speaking out about the hate crimes being suffered by the Jews.
And, I’m finding LOTS of hatred for the Jews. LOTS.
Worse, that hatred is growing among Christians.
The motivations of Islam results in death.
The motivations of Judaism results in life.
Musilms have been blessed by Jewish doctors in Israel, and by a Land of Israel that gives Muslims the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The blessings received by the Jews in Muslim lands?
Not so much.
And now, the Muslims are throwing themselves into the sea. It is a testimony of how much the Muslims love each other.
America’s ‘Founding Fathers’ had nothing but contempt and horror at Islam. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fool and a drooling idiot.
Here’s the write up from the article, with the embedded video:
Mona Walter, a Somali-born ex-Muslim (like Ayaan Hirsi Ali) lives under death threats and sometimes travels with police protection. But she is on a mission to teach Muslims the raw truth about Islam.
Walter says Islam is about hating and killing those who disagree with Islam. It’s about conquering. Mohammed was an immoral, bloodthirsty man, a terrible man, and Muslims can read in his biography — what he did to Jews, how he raped women. children, how he killed people… killing everyone who disagreed with him.
I pray that more Muslims would understand what this woman understands.
You may have trouble with the video, so you might want to watch the YouTube version, here:
These are the articles that point to the fulfillment of Christ’s words that, in the last days, ‘ethnos’ would rise against ‘ethnos’.
I’m afraid that this is the kind of lesson that these refugees respect. When a ‘clan’ will beat you up for harassing one of their girls… you don’t harass their girls. If a clan is too small, their girls get harassed.
And yes, this is what happens among the Palestinians.
So, my thought is that these Muslim thugs will leave the girls of ‘clan Russia’ alone.
They’re waking up, by their thousands. But, that’s too small. People need to wake up by their millions.
That will happen, but it will be too late to avoid violence.
This is the essence of the fulfillment of Matthew 24:7.
And, when the economy of France – and elsewhere – crashes, this aggression and violence will explode.
What insanity. I don’t understand such madness.
There is no logic or reason that can explain such idiocy.
Okay, this is a new one. ‘Sexual Emergency’. Millions of young men with such ’emergencies’ are flooding across the border into Europe.
Articles like this make me feel grateful for living in Taiwan.
It looks like the crisis is accelerating.
This woman’s story is horrendous. Absolutely horrendous, and the worst of it comes in the last few minutes.
It is not just the Muslim savages that are destroying Europe, it is the European governments that are using these savages to destroy their own countries.
It is an abomination on top of an abomination.
This is going to inflame the situation. The video above was directly referencing this situation, and the corrupt government of France is going to take a beating over this.
In fact, this might even be a serious turning point. We’ll see.
Here’s a quote of the write-up to the video in the article:
Her son now has mental issues that likely will never go away. But despite this savage rape and the many sexual assault on girls and women by Muslim migrants, the left wing Green Party in Austria is “horrified that Muslims were banned from the pool.” They would rather see children raped than deny the so-called “rights” of Muslim invaders.
As Bonni – the writer – indicates, the Left would rather see rapes that require victims to be hospitalized. It is senseless madness.
So, Turkey will continue to flood Europe with ‘refugees’.
Those NATO ships trying to nab ‘people smugglers’ will have an interesting time of it. Will they start attacking the Turkish Navy?
GOG AND MAGOG
These are the articles that point to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39. As I have said before – and will keep saying – Gog and Magog will bring Ezekiel’s Fire:
I REALLY hope that you will not be caught by that. I really do.
Russia has outmaneuvered the US at every turn. Eventually, it will be checkmate for the US.
The US will either be forced from the field of battle, or be destroyed.
It is good to see that some in Washington aren’t quite as suicidal as I thought. Of course, we’ll hafta see.
I’m not a big fan of the author of this piece, but he DOES get it right – THIS time. (He’s an Arabist. What can you do?)
Anyway, Erdogan’s war is going badly for him. And, the Saudis are NOT pleased. I think that the question is about what the Gulf Arabs will do, as Turkey’s involvement gets neutralized.
I’ve been saying that the attention will be directed towards the southern parts of Syria – around Damascus, via Jordan. We’ll see how that works out.
Those of you looking for Israeli involvement, don’t hold your breath. I haven’t seen Israel get ANY benefits from this conflict in ANY way.
Just in case you were thinking that everything was on the ‘up and up’ with Iran, we have evidence… otherwise.
Yeah. Milk factories. At a military base. Inside a mountain. Of course that’s what they are.
You believe me, right?
I’ve spent a lot of time pondering the reason why Gog and Magog happens without US intervention. For the United States to not intervene, it means that she can’t.
Please understand that the United States is an empire, and our government is controlled by dark powers that wish to maintain that empire. An invasion of the Middle East would threaten this empire and that could not be tolerated by Imperial Amerika.
So, unless Amerika collapses completely and utterly in a financial cataclysm, or Amerika is destroyed by an EMP weapon like the one that we are speculating about here.
Is the Kwangmyongsong-4 an EMP weapon?
If I were running North Korea, it would be. And, I would quietly make sure that this weapon was ready to ‘fire’ on whoever threatens North Korea. Right now, that’s the United States.
Here’s a Google Search for those wishing to keep abreast of this possible EMP weapon:
I am curious about whether and how they pull the trigger on this one. I detest war with a passion, but I am fascinated by how they are fought – along with their outcomes.
Most of the fools who advocate war, do not know their cost or what follows such abominations.
If the Saudis and Turks venture into Syria, the blowback will cost them everything.
If he wasn’t such a supreme jerk, I would suspect him of being the next Antichrist. However, I suspect that he’ll get a bullet first.
We’ll see. But, this guy is a real piece of work.
Interesting article about some of the particulars of the fighting on the ground in Syria.
One point of interest was the disinformation campaign waged by Iran on the Western media. Here’s a quote:
“Iran misinformation campaign in the last few month deceived the main stream media who believed its forces are withdrawing from Syria, when the military transport aircraft were conveying fresh troops to Aleppo to plan the breakage of the blockade around Nubbl and Zahra, the two northern Shia cities besieged for over three years by al-Qaeda and its allies.
That was a very clever bit of work on Iran’s part. And, the foolish Western Media swallowed it, hook-line-and-sinker.
This story about Saudi Arabia and Turkey directly entering the war in Syria… well …it won’t go away.
Turkey tried to kill the story, but Saudi sources doubled down on the report, saying that it was a US idea.
The United States, Turkey and the Gulf Arabs are losing the war in Syria. Russia and Iran are winning.
This is also a win for Israel, and Israel knows it.
Israel has NEVER wanted a radical Sunni state on it’s north eastern border.
The question is…
…what will the Gulf Arabs and Turkey do?
Well, it looks like they’re going to invade Syria.
I’m not completely sure that the author understands all the pieces of the geopolitical puzzle in Syria. But, he draws a parallel between ’90s Iraq and Saudi Arabia/Turkey. The desperation that led Iraq to invade Kuwait is much like the desparation that has led Turkey and the Gulf Arabs to fight in Syria.
Russia has played it really cool, and is ready to pounce upon Turkey and the Gulf Arabs – with the help of Iran. The resulting shakeup in the Middle East will be… interesting.
This is an analysis of the Turkish front of this conflict. You will find the news about what foolishness the Gulf Arabs are up to, below.
Russia doesn’t want war, but they will be forced into war by Saudi Arabia and Turkey – and the US. This will end well for no one.
Um… well …it will end well – eventually – for God’s plans for Israel. God said that He would bring them back to Himself, and He will do it. But, the cost will be horrific.
This is completely insane. And, it will bring us right into World War III.
The next two links give even more detail on this.
As I said earlier, Russia does NOT want war, but is ready to fight one, if forced to.
Annnnndddd… here is the Saudi response.
Madness. Absolute madness.
The Gulf Arabs (Saudi and Friends) might win the first round of this. Russia has long – and possibly interdicted – lines of supply, and the Gulf Arabs and Turkey are closer to their logistics base.
However, the Russians WILL make the Saudis hurt. A LOT. And, Iran will do their own damage.
The threat of battlefield nukes is a bit premature. I believe that Russia will allow the Saudis to get deeply stuck before resorting to anything like that. Russia will want Iran to take most of the casualties, and the Iranians will dutifully do so.
Remember that the Russians do not want to pay too high of a price here. They’ve learned some very painful lessons from the past, and they would like others to learn those lessons, instead.
So, expect the Russians to retreat and retreat and retreat… and then win. In the meantime, it will get VERY ugly.
Here’s the whole article, (it’s short):
Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a “new world war” and urged ceasefire talks instead.
Asked about proposals by some Arab countries to enter the conflict under a US command, Medvedev said, “that would be bad because ground offensives usually lead to wars becoming permanent”.
“The Americans and our Arabic partners must think hard about this: do they want a permanent war?” he was quoted as telling the German Handelsblatt business daily in an interview.
“Do they really think they would win such a war very quickly? That’s impossible, especially in the Arabic world. There everyone is fighting against everyone… everything is far more complicated. It could take years or decades.”
“Why is that necessary?” he added, according to a pre-released excerpt from the daily’s Friday edition. “All sides must be forced to the negotiating table instead of sparking a new world war.”
This really is complete and utter madness. I will be saying that more and more, in the coming days.
A lot of truth in this article, and it is worth reading. They miss lots of points about why this war is being fought, and all that.
The main point is about Aleppo. When it falls, the opposition falls. All that will be left to do, is mop them up.
The reason is due to the nature of Syria’s geography. To the east of Aleppo is desert, to the west fairly productive agriculture and commerce. Hold Aleppo, and you can control who comes and goes from eastern Syria.
I picked up the previous two links from this article. It’s a good summary and provides great analysis.
This is a big step towards the coming of Gog and Magog. And, you REALLY need to be ready for that.
Read more about that, here:
If Iran was interested in destroying Saudi Arabia, they could not have asked for a better opportunity to do so. As the ‘Iranian Military Source’ said…
…it will be suicide.
This is the article where I got the link above it. Here’s the important quote:
“It’s a joke. We couldn’t wish [for] more than that. If they can do it, then let them do it — but talking militarily, this is not easy for a country already facing defeat in another war, in Yemen, where after almost one year they have failed in achieving any real victory.”
Suicide. That is EXACTLY what it will be.
As the evil among us start to rise up against us, we will find that they first were against Israel.
I find the hatred of Israel to be fascinating. It’s like an awful plague. It infects unsuspecting people with devious lies and agile half-truths. It tends to make fools look wise, and the wise look foolish.
This anti-Zionism is a special kind of blindness. It blinds you to the Bible. It blinds you to God. It blinds you to reality.
It then goes on to blind you to what is going on around you.
But, all of it starts with a love of lies, instead of a love of the truth.
Those who love the Truth will love Israel.
Marcel gives us a morality tale, with this article. I’ve seen several such tales played out in the Middle East, but few so heartbreaking as this one.
If Kayla had understood the truth about Israel, she would be alive today.
I was going through my files recently, taking this Chinese New Year holiday to organize things a bit. And, I ran across this piece that I had written a little less than ten years ago.
The letter at the center of my article was written 46 years ago. But, that letter is as true today, as it was then.
Sha’alu shalom l’Yerushalayim!
I find it interesting that antisemites talk about how evil the UN is, without acknowledging how Israel has been attacked incessantly by the UN.
You don’t need to read the piece. It just points out facts without providing that much analysis, other than general statistics. Here’s the main point of the article:
Of the 1822 resolutions passed by the U.N between 1948 and 2009, 235 have involved Israel, which equates to 13% of all resolutions. This percentage rises if we look at 1948 to 1994 then 20% of all UN resolutions involved Israel.
The numbers appear to indicate that the UN is Middle East centric, other areas of the world have issues which could benefit from increased UN involvement and possibly intervention. This bias towards the Middle East is (in this writers opinion) doing a disservice to the rest of the world. The United Nations should represent all members equally.
THIRTEEN PERCENT OF UN RESOLUTIONS!!
You would think that Israel was one of the biggest countries in the world – and right up there with Nazi Germany in awfulness!
Look at a globe. You have to squint to even SEE the state of Israel.
And the antisemite scum say that Israel is a product of the Illuminati.
Right. Pull the other one.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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