I saw evidence of three great catastrophes this week, and they should start alarm bells ringing in all of our minds:
- Interest Rates
- Hezbollah and Iran Challenging Israel
- Hard Hearts in Our Churches
The last one is the most important, but you’ll understand the first one better. And for the second… you won’t understand the significance, unless you’ve read Ezekiel’s Fire. And, you need to read Ezekiel’s Fire.
I’m going to give an overview of the importance of those three catastrophes. And, I hope that you’ll pay attention to them. They won’t be fixed, but they can be avoided.
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Three Huge Concerns: Debt, Israel and Hard Hearts
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/Ibns_ruE9Qs
[OUCH! – Audio/video lose sync around the four minute mark! Grrrr!]
Here is the MP3 version:
I spend a lot of time chewing over what I should write about. And, I am often not sure what will appear on the page, until I sit down to write. In fact, what appears is often different than what was intended.
I’ve been a writer for longer than some of you have been alive, and my writing often takes on a life of its own. In fact, as I write this, I’m not exactly sure how this will turn out.
It just will.
As God wills.
As I said in the intro, there are three things that concern me, this week:
- Interest Rates
- Hezbollah and Iran Challenging Israel
- Hard Hearts in Our Churches
I ran into the second item first, and the first item, second. The third one hit me today, Thursday. And, I was tempted to just write about the hardness of heart that most Christians suffer from. But, you need to hear about all three, and some of you are tired of my ‘moralizing’.
So, let’s talk interest rates. They’ve been low, outrageously so. That means that they are going to rise. In fact, they are going to rise a LOT. The only question is when and how fast.
Unfortunately, the average person can’t do math, so they won’t see it coming until it is too late. In fact, I’m wondering if it isn’t too late already, but let me get into the problem before I start talking about timing.
The problem is that people hunt for living space, based on the monthly payment that they can afford. Normally, we wouldn’t call that a ‘problem’, but it is when we talk about something big like an economy.
I went looking for a mortgage calculator, and quickly saw this one:
There are better ones out there, but I’m in a bit of a hurry. I’ve cornered an idea in my head, and I want to get it written down before it escapes. And, I don’t want it to bite me, while I’m at it.
(Ideas are dangerous!)
So, let’s plug in some numbers and play a bit.
Home Price: $200,000
Down payment: 0%
(I know. Not realistic. Just bear with me.)
Loan: 30 year
Interest rate: 4%
No taxes, dues or anything else.
That brings a payment of $955/month. That means that if you can only afford a payment of a thousand dollars or less, you can afford a $200,00 house.
But, what happens if the interest rate goes up to 8%?
You will need to knock $70 thousand off of the price, to afford it.
Now, let’s say that you own such a home, and that you want to sell it.
What happens to the price of that home, when interest rates go up?
Well, people will still be shopping for as much homes as they can afford, based on the monthly payment. And that means that you will need to lower the price of your home, to be able to sell it.
What happens if you bought a home on a variable rate mortgage?
Well, that $200 thousand home that you ‘bought’ for $955/month, will now cost you $1468/month. And, that presents a problem for people, since people are bad at anticipating a rise in interest rates.
Do you have an extra $500/month just lying around?
Well, neither do I. In fact, if interest rates went from 4% to 8%, I would need to sell my house or go bankrupt.
But John, why do you think that interest rates will go to 8%?
Actually, I think that they will go much, much higher. Those of you who know the Carter years, know that interest rates were pushed above 16% because America lost control of her spending, as well as having kept interest rates too low for too long. There are a lot of reasons for what happened, but those were the big ones.
We called it ‘stagflation’. I lived through it, and it was terrible. The difference was that America was more stable and better equipped to get through it.
Oh, and what would your $200 thousand house be worth, if interest rates went up to 16%?
Less than $75,000.
Don’t bet that it cannot happen.
I personally believe that we are at the peak in housing prices, for the next few decades. It is all downhill from here. And, I believe that we will be lucky to be stuck with 16% interest rates.
I do not know when this will happen, but I am certain that your house will fall in value, every year. And, eventually, it will collapse in value.
By the way, for those of you who own bonds, the same is true. As interest rates go up, the resale value of your bonds will go down. You can always ‘wait for maturity’, but you might not be able to.
Interest rates are going up.
This rise in rates will collapse the economy.
I personally believe that this economic collapse will be the worst in human history.
Please prepare accordingly.
Hezbollah And Iran Challenging Israel
Hezbollah and Iran are essentially the same thing. Iran was the one that created Hezbollah, and Hezbollah takes its orders from Tehran. And, they are both itching for a fight with Israel.
Please understand that Iran is not a normal country as you and I think of ‘normal countries’. Iran is a country ruled by fanatics. And, their fanaticism is involved in everything that they do. And, their goal, since 1979 has been the capture of Jerusalem.
I have been telling you about the elite special forces of Iran.
Do you remember their name?
‘Quds’ mean Jerusalem. So, we should be calling ‘Quds Force’ by its real name – ‘Jerusalem Force’. And, they have been broadcasting their intention of capturing Jerusalem for almost 40 years.
What will their ‘casus belli’ (justification for war) be?
The gas wells being drilled in the Mediterranean Sea. Iran, through Hezbollah, is claiming that Israel is violating Lebanese rights. And, on behalf of Lebanon, Iran will be attacking those wells. They have already declared their intention to do so.
Will Israel sit by and let Iran do this?
Of course not. Iran knows this, and wants Israel to attack them. And, the longer that Israel delays in her attack on Hezbollah, the harder it will be to defeat Hezbollah.
Israel MUST attack. She doesn’t have a choice, and she cannot delay too long before doing so. And, Hezbollah is ready for them to do so.
Hezbollah is dug in, with a horrendous number of missiles pointed at Israel’s heart. The destruction wreaked upon northern Israel will be incredible.
What would I do, if I were Israel?
I would do my best to cut the land route between Iran and Syria. And then, I would find an excuse, any excuse, to invade Syria, and draw Hezbollah fighters out of Lebanon, where I could kill them more easily.
Unfortunately, Hezbollah would still use their missiles on Israel, and cutting the land route between Iran and Syria is not out of the question.
What will Israel do?
Feed as many weapons as possible into the area between the Golan and Damascus. I would also send in raiding units into Syria, to disrupt the movements of the Syrian army, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah. I would assassinate anyone connected with Hezbollah.
In short, I would do everything possible to weaken Hezbollah, to give myself time to prepare a knockout blow. And, I believe that they’ve been doing that, to some extent. But, this threat against Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean, means that Israel is running out of time.
I believe that this will be the fulfillment of Isaiah 17:
And, it will be a prelude to the coming of Gog and Magog. And, along with Gog and Magog comes something that I have called Ezekiel’s Fire:
Trust me when I say that you are not ready for Ezekiel’s Fire. No one is.
Hard Hearts In Our Churches
Many of you know that I suffer chronic depression. And, my depression is about as bad as anyone can have, without being permanently disabled. In fact, without the medication that I take for it, I doubt that I would be able to function normally. And yes, I have investigated the full range of alternatives to medication.
Trust me on this one. I am very thorough in my research, and I will try anything at least once. In fact, I probably have.
Some alternatives do help, and I do my best to use them. But, nothing helps more than medication. I deeply appreciate the good will that people show me, when they attempt to share their thoughts on this, and I readily accept all such communication. But, please understand that I’ve been at this for almost 40 years.
The big question that often hits me, is…
Why have I had to go through this?
Why should I spend every day preferring to die, rather than live?
Part of it is Hashimoto’s Disease, and the time that it took to discover that I had a problem. Whenever there is a delay in diagnosis for something like this, there is always room for depression to sink its roots into your life. And, once those roots have dug in deep enough…
Hypothyroidism is a GIGANTIC cause for depression. And, when doctors discover that you have it, they now tend to prescribe an antidepressant along with your thyroid pill. And yes, you need it. I certainly did, but didn’t know it.
However, I believe that there is a much bigger reason, and it’s a ‘church reason’.
Our churches are full of people who do not care about others. We meet on Sunday morning, give each other a nice big smile and think that this is enough. Those who suffer are not welcome among us. And, when we find them, we make them feel like there’s something wrong with them – that there’s some sin involved in their life that caused them to suffer.
If there is sin involved, it is assuredly the sin that dwells in the heart of those who abuse the sufferer. I have seen this in the vast majority of the churches that I have gone to. And, it is an abomination.
In one church, I tried to set up a kind of self-help group. Our goal was to help ourselves and take what we learned to help others. Our effort was shot down after a week, by the wife of an elder. No explanation. No discussion.
The irony is that the pastor’s daughter was in desperate need of help, and was forced to attend another church to get it. And yes, they provided such help. And, that is the only church that I know of, that provides such support.
I sit in awe and wonder at the coldness in our churches. We are arrogant and full of pride, and when someone comes to us, with a real need… the best that we can do is say, “Be warmed and filled. Be blessed.”
I’m sure that none of you are like this. I doubt that you would take the time to read or listen to this, if you were. Omega Shock readers are uniformly awesome. However, you might not realize that the person sitting next to you, is suffering terribly.
Your Mission, If You Choose To Accept It
So, let me give you some homework:
First, seek out those in your church who are suffering. Listen to them, without offering advice. You can’t listen with your mouth open, and most of those who suffer, already know more about their problem than you do.
What people need is someone who will listen to them. And yes, it gets repetitive. But, I can tell you that you won’t die because you had to listen to the story about their cat, ten days in a row.
And, just because you went through a period of depression for a few weeks or months, doesn’t qualify you to hand out advice to those who suffer depression. Chronic conditions are a completely different animal, and your ‘experience’ is less than meaningless to us.
Come back to us with advice, after you’ve suffered depression every day for five years straight. Then, we might have something to talk about. Until then, you need to understand that you don’t understand. And, because we love you, we don’t WANT you to understand.
And, it actually hurts to have to fight off the bad advice that keeps getting thrown at us. Yes, we know that you mean well. And, we try to give you some slack, because of it. But, it still hurts.
The second thing that I want you to do is stop the attacks on antidepressants. I am so tired of hearing the incessant criticism of antidepressants, I could scream. In fact, I have screamed.
For some reason, the alt-right has gotten it into their collective head that antidepressants are somehow the cause of so much that is evil out there. Sorry, but antidepressants have NOTHING to do with it. Zip. Zero. Nada.
Yes, that shooter in Florida was on medication for depression, but those medications were NOT his problem. His problem was bad parenting. And, by the time that he got some good parenting, it was already too late.
Antidepressants do not cause people to ‘flip out’. People ‘flip out’ because they don’t have self control, and never had it. In fact, we are a society that no longer understands what self-control is.
So, stop repeating what the morons tell you about antidepressants. They work. I’m a walking, talking example. And, if you demonstrate enough care and compassion to those around you, you would probably find out that a surprising number of your friends are taking them too – but were too scared to tell you.
Please. If you call yourself a Christian, stop the abuse and reach out to the abused. And yes, that means that some of you need to repent.
The Number One Reason
Oh, and I didn’t tell you the number one reason for why I suffer depression this much:
Because it’s good for me.
I am a man of many talents, even though they aren’t mine. By the grace of God, I do many things well and have proved it by doing those things. I have been greatly and magnificently blessed by God. But, with each of my blessings, comes an equally perilous danger of believing that they are mine…
I have often made the mistake of thinking that my talents were my own. They are not and never were. If I am better than anyone at something, it is only – and solely – by the grace of God.
In fact, I identify strongly with this passage in I Corinthians:
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
– 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
I remember a time, when I was begging the Lord for release from this plague. And, the Lord brought to mind the time when I dedicated myself to serving Him wherever, whenever and in whatever capacity. And, it was as if He was asking me if that commitment was still true.
It still was.
From that moment on, I knew that this burden would be mine, as long as I was still committed to serving God. And, if that was the price, I was willing to pay.
I’m still willing.
The bottom line is that there is a good reason why we suffer. You might not know the reason. But, God never ever allows suffering in one of His children, unless it is necessary.
For those of you who do not suffer, please be careful to not be a source of suffering for others.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
– Romans 12:15-16
So, I have a question for all of you:
Are you ready to open your heart and weep with those who weep?
Read my book, Ezekiel’s Fire.
It’s free, and it may just save your life.
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THIS WEEK’S RESEARCH
My research sources are pretty wide ranging, and their number keep growing. So, instead of listing all of my sources, let me list the ones that deserve special mention:
A big thank you to all who sent me articles. I appreciate all of it.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE…
Yup, more than just special, these links appear to be the most important of all. Seriously, start with these.
And yes, these are pretty serious.
PrepperGal shared this in the comment section, and I was blown away by this video. And, if you can’t hear what this poem says, or what this young woman speaks… you shouldn’t be reading what I write, or listening to what I say.
Here’s how the poem starts out:
Turn to ya neighbor and tell them to listen to this poem
Tap ya other neighbor and tell them to listen to this poem
What has happened to us church?
Why do we do what every person that stands behind a mic says
without investigating their fruit first?
The truth hurts but im here to slice you up with His sword so
that we can start being real Christians again instead of
And, it continues on from there. This link includes the lyrics and the original YouTube video.
By the way, for those of you with YouTube channels, it is wrong not to provide links back to the original content. PrepperGal provided the original, but it would have been hard to find, from some of the other videos that I saw.
Please. Everyone. Be ethical. Have integrity. Be honest. Give credit, where credit is due.
Here are a couple of links about this artist:
I am deeply impressed by this woman. Talk about a life changed by God… wow. And, between this video and now, she got married and is now a mom.
God bless you, Jackie Hill Perry. Well done, sister!
(and, thank you, PG!)
It is one thing to suspect that that foul organization is engaged in deception. But, it’s many times worse to see the proof laid out in such a clear way.
This is less than five and a half minutes long, and it’s something that everyone needs to see.
For those of you who are Americans, your taxes go to funding a murder every 90 something seconds.
Don’t you think that it’s time to see what you are paying for?
Did you know that the Democratic Party Platform sounds similar and even identical to the Communist Party Manifesto?
Well, Ami Horowitz went out to prove that by going to NYU students and asking them which was which, and they couldn’t tell.
And YOU won’t be able to tell, either.
This is an extremely prophetic bit of audio from Paul Harvey. His radio show ‘The Rest of the Story’ is a part of my earliest memories. And this… this is a painfully accurate warning of what would be coming. Some claim that it’s a prophecy, but that’s just foolish talk.
This was a warning, plain and simple.
Now, what you will hear is not the original essay, written in 1964. To the best of my knowledge, the version that Paul Harvey reads, is one that he made tiny changes to, in 1996. And, the words in this video are as close to the 1964 version, that it really doesn’t matter all that much, to show the differences. But, I’ll do it anyway.
So, if you want to check out the original, as you listen to this, it’s here:
[NOTE: I don’t show the changes. You can see that, yourself. – JL]
If I Were the Devil
If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.
So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”
To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.”
In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.
And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — “Our father which are in Washington.”
Then I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”
With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.
Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.
Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg
And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.
Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.
If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.
Now, I got that transcript from a pretty awful source: Snopes.
And, you shouldn’t trust Snopes farther than you can throw them. If you delve into their bios, you’ll find out what I mean.
They make mistakes. Big ones.
And, they lie.
And, I hate lying liars.
Okay, this appears to verfiy the Snopes account. And, it doesn’t seem like Paul Harvey recorded this essay for radio broadcast.
Please. Everyone. Verify what people claim. It’s not that hard, and you will save yourself from being a vector for effor and lies.
In this case, a minor one.
Oh, and my inspiration for including Paul Harvey’s “If I Were The Devil”, is this video.
Thank you, Jason A, whoever you are.
THIS is an important reason why everything… and I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G …is falling apart. Yes, the fact that 17 kids lost their lives is bad, but this is about something bigger than that. This is about the destruction of our society. Of our civilization.
This ‘rant’ by Kelly Guthrie Raley is part of a short list of reasons why The Great Tribulation is inevitable within the lifetime of most of you, and you need to read it. So, here are her words, from her Facebook page:
Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say. I’ll take all the criticism and attacks from everyone because you know what? I’m a TEACHER. I live this life daily. And I wouldn’t do anything else! But I also know daily I could end up in an active shooter situation.
Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!
I grew up with guns. Everyone knows that. But you know what? My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my ass out. My parents invaded my life. They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything! Parents: it’s time to STEP UP! Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough “friends” at school. Be their parent. Being the “cool mom” means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME. I’ll say it again. My home was filled with guns growing up. For God’s sake, my daddy was an 82nd Airborne Ranger who lost half his face serving our country. But you know what? I never dreamed of shooting anyone with his guns. I never dreamed of taking one! I was taught respect for human life, compassion, rules, common decency, and most of all, I was taught that until I moved out, my life and bedroom wasn’t mine…it was theirs. And they were going to know what was happening because they loved me and wanted the best for me.
There. Say that I’m a horrible person. I didn’t bring up gun control, and I will refuse to debate it with anyone. This post wasn’t about gun control. This was me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them. This was about my school babies and knowing that God created each one for greatness, and just wanting them to reach their futures. It’s about 20 years ago this year I started my teaching career. Violence was not this bad 20 years ago. Lack of compassion wasn’t this bad 20 years ago. And God knows 20 years ago that I wasn’t afraid daily to call a parent because I KNEW that 9 out of 10 would cuss me out, tell me to go to Hell, call the news on me, call the school board on me, or post all over FaceBook about me because I called to let them know what their child chose to do at school…because they are a NORMAL kid!!!!!
Those 17 lives mattered. When are we going to take our own responsibility seriously?
– Kelly Guthrie Raley
Hopefully, Kelly’s post will stay up long enough for people to understand what is happening, and why. America has become a society of children without fathers. And, by defintion, ‘a child without a father’ is a bastard. And, there’s a reason why ‘bastard’ has always been a foul word.
A bastard grows up without self-discipline. And, a bastard can have a biological father that lives with him or her, but if that ‘father’ doesn’t do his job – then the child will still be a bastard.
Unfortunately, we are already into the second and third generation of bastards in America. I went to elementary school with bastards, and their fathers were bastards. And again, I am not using that as ‘swear word’. These kids were literally allowed to grow up without a single shred of discipline.
They were kids without fathers.
They were bastards.
Worse, I am in my 50s, and these bastards are now running the country. The world.
The rebellion that started in the 1960s is now bearing fruit in the massacre of teenagers in schools.
What will be next?
And, Josh Tolley expands on the idea that the above teacher wrote about.
The problem is morality and bad parenting.
Chris, who is Polish and lives in Poland, wrote in response to an article that I linked to in last week’s article. And, it’s an excellent example of how you can draw the wrong conclusions from something as benign as an attempt to stop the lies being told about your country.
Here is Chris’s excellent comment:
I’ll try to be short, but the matter is delicate and needs to be addressed. Zerohedge lies. It is not “illegal” to speak about crimes perpetrated by the Poles during WWII. The relevant article of that bill starts with:
“Art. 55a. 1. Whoever publicly and contrary to the facts attributes to the Polish Nation or to the Polish State responsibility or co-responsibility for the Nazi crimes committed by the German Third Reich…”.
So, to do anything “illegal” you have to:
1. lie (contrary to the facts),
2. project somebody’s else crimes unto Poland or the Poles. Interpretation given in this article is just false, that bill gives no legal way to hide actual, and real, sins and crimes commited by the Poles.
But, you may ask yourself, why such interpretation is dominant in many media. There are two points:
1. World war was the playground of Satan, an environment, where ALL the nations got a chance to show the worst. But not all have engineered this environment – and Poles and Jews were not among them.
2. Those who made all that evil possible have a vital interest to share responsibility. In a very selective way, no one remembers Quislings, Petains, SS Flandern… There is a trend to attribute crimes to “Nazis” (alien race from space, they escaped to their home planet) and avoid using “Germans”, have you noticed? Welcome to German “historical policy”.
What bothers me, is that (given prevalent lack of historical consciousness and imagination) it all tends to escalate beyond control, and consequences will be sad. Look at this:
Before you label Polish PM as antisemite:
If you wonder what he was talking about, did you know about such a thing:
Another example, one of the leaders of famous Warsaw Ghetto uprising, war hero and, later, member of Knesset:
and… his brother:
Remember major Pilecki, killed by the communist secret police after the war? Guess who signed his execution order, and thousands of others. Yes, you guessed correctly. And I nearly scratched the surface with those examples.
World war gave everyone a chance to show the worst. It is a challenge to speak the truth about what happened, and, at the same time, to remember who, and why started it and made it all possible.
Oh, and let me add something else, and you should be aware of this. The idea of this bill has nothing to do with Israel or Jewish people. Moreover, it was consulted with Israeli ambassador two times last year, and at that time there was no complaints. It all started when German media conglomerates began freely using “Polish death camps” phrase, and otherwise suggesting that Poland “cooperated” in Holocaust. Hence the bill. Germans have their reasons – special commision of Polish parliament is slowly concluding the assessment of Polish losses during WWII. After they’re finished, the next step will be formal demand of war reparations from Germany (which Poland never got in any form). Two weeks ago secretary of this commission was asked to give numbers, he answered he’s not yet authorized, but he can give the order of magnitude: trillions of US dollars.
As for the bill, it is now evaluated by Constitutional Court, and it is almost certain it will be corrected. Poland has no intention to be hostile to Israel in any way, or to deny any actual crimes committed by the Poles (in fact I could challenge anyone to find an example of such denial by Polish authorities – there are none). But (even partial) attributing of German “achievements” to Polish nation and state is a red line for us. 3 millions of dead people and utterly ruined country is something we cannot ignore. Or forget.
Yours in Christ
Again, that was an excellent example of why we need a voice that speaks intelligently from within the society that is being criticized.
There is an additional dimension to this. The entire leadership of Poland was murdered by Hitler, so there wasn’t a Polish government that could have cooperated with Hitler, even if it wanted to – which it didn’t.
Why else would Hitler have executed the entire leadership of Poland?
How ironic that the French government essentially stayed intact. As Chris hinted at, Philippe Pétain cooperated completely and enthusiastically with the Nazis. The Vichy French. Surrender monkeys and the foulest of anti-Semites.
However, I still worry that Poland is taking the wrong path with this law. It can set a precedent that allows free speech to be suppressed throughout Poland, for any reason whatsoever. But, this is for the Polish to decide, and not myself.
Poland is a great country that has been terribly abused by her neighbors for far too long, and we should give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thank you Chris, and may God bless Poland.
Fellow expat, here in Taipei – David DuByne – is sounding the alarm over the eruption of Mt. Sinabung. He also shows a statistical correlation between Grand Solar Minima and massive volcanic activity.
Of course, correlation does not indicate causation.
If any of you want to jump on this, dive in and let us know what you find. But, David isn’t the only one making this connection. And, ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Cold is cold is cold. And, if local crops don’t do well, you will have a problem getting enough to eat.
David is sounding the alarm. I leave it up to you to follow – or not.
I had originally put this in the ‘moron’ section. But, the following link escalated to something more serious.
Well, the Clinton News Network is plumbing new depths of stupidity, harassing old ladies that retweeted something that they agreed with – that happened to have been ‘penned’ by a Russian.
OH NO! THE RUSSIANS SAID SOMETHING THAT I AGREE WITH!
The Clinton News Network needs to be sued by this poor woman, for being abused publicly by CNN. She was abused. And, then… she suffered abuse by the morons who targeted her – because of CNN.
The only good thing about all this, is that CNN is run by morons, staffed by morons and watched by morons. Yes, morons can be dangerous, but they will always demonstrate that they are morons, while they do it.
Why do people choose to watch the lying liars of CNN?
I just don’t get it.
And, here is MORE on what the dirtbags at CNN are doing:
Many students also told Cardillo that they are pro-second amendment, however; the media (CNN) is only focusing on gun control and students who are against the second amendment.
Yup. The always foul. The always evil. That’s CNN – the Clinton News Network.
Or, maybe it’s the Corrupt News Network.
Even MORE scumbaggery from CNN.
I am a little bit surprised that CNN has so little sense of shame. These people are prostitutes.
We live in an evil world, and I believe it to be the number one reason for the dramatic rise in depression. During a less evil time, the 1960s, the average sufferer of depression didn’t start to have symptoms until they were in their 40s.
Now, it’s depression starts at 14.
I have battled depression since I was a teenager. For almost 40 years. And, I wouldn’t wish what I suffer on my worst enemy. Unfortunately, my ‘worst enemy’ DOES suffer horribly, which is probably why that person became what he/she is.
The point is that you can get relief. There is no need to suffer more than you need to.
Not everyone can take anti-depressants. And, those anti-depressants might not solve everything. But, they can help. A lot.
Those of you who do not suffer depression should count yourself as fantastically blessed. You have no idea how bad depression is, and what it can do to you. And, it makes me incredibly angry that there are many who are not depressed, who abuse those who are.
For anyone to abuse someone who suffers… well …it’s an abomination. I know that people are just repeating what other fools have told them, but I can tell you that God is angry with those who add suffering to those who suffer. It is an abomination to Him.
My hope is that God will give you grace to repent and undo the damage that you have done, if you have sinned in this way. And, one way to stop the incredible injury that you might be doing, is to stop claiming that anti-depressants are bad for you, and that suicide is an incredibly selfish thing to do.
If you experienced the daily and unending pain and suffering that people with depression go through, I guarantee that you would long to die. That you would want to die. And, there would be times when you would seek for opportunities to die.
There was a church where I had tried to set up what many would call a ‘pastoral care’ group – where people could join for help with their own depression, and to help learn how to help others with their depression. That effort was shot down, and the pastor’s family suffered because of it. That church suffered because of it.
There are people in your church who are suffering.
What are you doing to help?
And no, empty platitudes and foolish suggestions aren’t help. Helping requires time and a willingness to listen, to bear the terrible burdens of others.
If you can’t do that, then please keep your mouth shut, until you can.
SRSRocco understands energy. He gets it. He also understands that we just do not have alternatives to oil. We’ve tried the alternatives, and we are still trying. But, it’s not working.
Maybe something, some day, will work. But, right now? Nothing.
My thought on this is that God meant for this to happen. It boxes Satan in. It puts him right where God wants him.
The Beast System will run out of oil, right when it needs it most.
This is the first paragraph of Martin Armstrong’s short post on pensions, and as always… it’s important:
I have been warning that we are in the midst of (1) collapse in democracy as the bureaucracy attempts to ensure they get their’s, (2) the collapse of socialism, which is the implosion of social programs, and (3) the collapse of pensions set in motion by the artificially low-interest rates for the past 10 years.
Are you going to be ready for this?
Here is the last paragraph:
The Sovereign Debt Crisis emerges when the government is unable to raise enough cash to pay off the maturing debt. India has crossed that threshold so as we have warned, the Sovereign Debt Crisis will begin from outside the USA and spread to the core. This is how all Empires, nations, and city-states collapse.
When no one wants to buy your bonds, you die.
ARTICLES OF NOTE
These articles have a more individual importance. They cross categories, and are often in their own category. And, I think that these should be your first stop in your reading.
Jennifer sent this in, and I like this song.
He does, and it IS kinda epic. Although, there’s some profanity laced throughout, but I’ve had the urge to cuss and swear at these people. So, I don’t exactly blame him, and they did bleep it out.
So, to all those bleeping bleep bleeps who want to disarm law-abiding, upstanding Americans so that they will be defenseless… Bleep YOU!
Jesus said this about the days that we live in now:
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
– Matthew 24:12
And, this rich, foul young woman chose to end the life of someone else, for the worst of reasons. She deserves to die, and she should die. But, they won’t do this crime the justice that it deserves.
THIS is certainly interesting. Apparently, Trump’s security detail had to tackle Chinese security, while in Beijing. It’s good to see that there are people around Trump, who can react quickly, efficiently and professionally. And, they were able to keep the Chinese government from ‘losing face’ over the incident.
The question is whether the Chinese did it on purpose, whether there was miscommunication or whether there was a faction within the Chinese government that wanted to either cause trouble, or just get their hands on ‘the football’.
Okay, this includes something that I was a part of, the Great Chinese Migration – better known as Chinese New Year. Of course, I was a part of the Taiwanese version, which is decidedly less dramatic than the mainland Chinese version.
I’ll stay in Taiwan, thankyouverymuch.
But, this purging thing is also prettty serious, since it indicates that Comrade Xi is continuing to consolidate his position as the most powerful leader that China has seen in centuries. Maybe ever.
Is there something that we need to be worried about?
There is something like some good news towards the end of this video. And, that ‘good news’ is the claim by Ben Davidson that the ‘Grand Solar Minimum’ PROBABLY won’t begin for another ten years.
Of course, these are statistical probabilities, so it’s a little hard to say. It could be sooner. It could be further out in time. But, when you read the Book of Revelation, some of it looks an awful lot like what we would see if there was a ‘Grand Solar Minimum’ happening – right at the time when Peak Oil became an established fact.
But, right now, I’m not concerned about the Great Tribulation. I’m paying more attention to what will happen between now and then – like Ezekiel’s Fire.
Okay, the title should read:
Research Indicates That CO2 Emissions Function as the Climate’s Control Knob (533) – YouTube
Almost 500 peer-reviewed papers indicate that Anthropogenic Global Warming is wrong. If you are looking to debunk Global Warming, this is probably a good video to go to for that.
This is depraved, and it’s an example of how far we have fallen as a civilization.
America calls itself Christian?
Don’t make me laugh.
Well, censorship is growing and growing.
For organizations like Medium, Twitter, YouTube and others, it is their right to engaged in hypocrisy and censoship. It is also their right to destroy themselves and to be as stupid and moronic as they want to be.
The question is whether we will support them in their stupidity.
It bothers me that someone who has already proven to be unfaithful, is now back in the limelight. And, he also isn’t sharing information on their finances.
I’m sorry, but there needs to be absolute transparency – especially when there has been a history of corruption.
Do not give to Jim Bakker, until he opens up his books and lets everyone see where the money goes.
This belongs in the moron section AND the Matthew 24:7 section. But, it’s so incredible, that I must put it here.
Sweden has been destroyed by its own insanity.
THEY. ARE. DONE. FINISHED.
And, they did it to themselves.
My first impression was that this was yet another example of demon possession. And, when I read this…
Sources said that Ellam played guitar in a group called “Baptism of Fire.”
…I did a search.
What I found was this:
This Ellam kid was doing ‘Heavy Metal’. He was inviting the demonic, and he got what he was asking for.
If you seek for demon possession, go play in a Heavy Metal band. Go to Heavy Metal music concerts. Listen to it all day long. Eventually, you’ll get what you wish for.
This is a really, Really, REALLY bad sign.
They are lowering their standards, because they can’t pass enough infantry officers.
If you have to do this, you have a serious, serious problem.
CORRUPTION AND THE MILITARY TAKEOVER TO SOLVE IT
What is going on with Hillary and the corruption being revealed in Washington, is so huge… that I doubt that it is possible to emphasize enough, the seriousness of this situation. I believe that these revelations will eventually take down the Republic and replace the current government with one ruled by the generals. And please, do not discount this. Corruption is ALWAYS how republics and kingdoms fall – and how the military takes over.
Remember the generals that surround Trump.
This was not an accident.
However, please take note that public pressure for a military takeover never happens until people suffer economic and financial stress. So, don’t expect this ‘takeover’ to happen until the economy turns sharply downward. The military will not want to see a repeat of the French Revolution.
This isn’t a shock. It isn’t even a surprise. It’s just Washington D.C. corruption at work.
How utterly disgusting?
The only reason why they are getting away with it, is that the average American is too corrupt, himself, to actually care about the corruption in Washington.
When God’s judgment comes upon America, it will be because we were so evil. We did this. It’s our fault.
Do you understand that we are the author of our own demise?
The events that are descending upon us, will try our souls. How many of us survive those trials will depend upon your location and your preparations.
Please prepare for the worst period of time in human history. America will be ground zero, followed by Europe. Other places will be devastated, but those two areas will be hit the worst – at least, as I see it now.
No place will be safe, but there are some places that will be safer than others.
Please, prepare for the worst.
Peter Thiel’s decision to buy a ‘bug out’ property in and to get citizenship from New Zealand… well …it hit my radar scrren last week. And, ‘The Mirror’ has also picked it up.
The thing is, that they ‘gloss over’ the reasons why. They just wave their hand at it and talk about how strange it is.
Please understand that you don’t get to be a billionaire, if you can’t do math.
I like Mike from On Point Preparedness. He’s a good guy with a very big heart. And, he really sounds like he is doing his very best to understand what God is telling him, through the Bible – without the distortions of theologian this or theologian that.
Is the Great Tribulation coming as soon as he thinks?
But, is it possible that really bad times are coming this year?
And, the probability of ‘really bad times’ increases with each passing year.
Will you be ready for this?
This is the ‘new’ preparedness channel that Mike from ‘On Point Preparedness’ set up. It sounds good, and it certainly looks interesting.
Just remember that no ‘battle plan’ survives contact with the enemy. And, the enemy, in this case, is reality. So, do your best to be flexible.
GOLD, SILVER AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES
When economic and financial collapse comes your way, you need something tangible to weather the storm. Right now, I cannot think of anything tangilble that is so fiercely undervalued and universally recognized as gold and silver.
There might be other things that are better. I just can’t see ’em. If you can think of something better, share it with us.
And, while I am a bit cynical about cryptocurrencies, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t an alternative worth looking into.
Okay, this is a BIG downside to owning lots of Bitcoin.
These are at least worth a chuckle. And, it might save you from going nuts.
I had a bit of a laugh at these, and I hope that you will too.
If I looked like anybody important, I would be tempted to do something like this.
Not humor. Just completely awesome.
God’s handiwork is glorious.
How is it that people can look at the Universe, and not see His signature?
A tiny few of you might know one of our favorite cats, Peachy – owned by AJ.
He passed away a couple years ago and was an awesome fur-face, till the very end.
This is for you, Peach.
This is for every man that has ever loved a woman. We’ve all been there. In fact, some of us are still there. It’s a brotherhood of suffering.
But, she’s worth it.
Could this be true?
Yes… um …quite majestic. Really. When you squint.
There is a reason why I am not overy fond of chihuahuas.
This dog is amazingly protective of this unborn child. Ths is a GOOD DOG!
MORONS AND MORE MORONS… WE’RE SURROUNDED BY MORONS
I’m sorry, but I can’t stand it anymore. There are just too many morons, so it needs its own category. And, I do this to maintain my own sanity. They’re driving me THAT crazy.
Now, here’s my rule for who appears in this section:
A person or organization who is EVIL ANNNND STUPID.
People who are just stupid, deserve our compassion. My heart goes out to them, because their life is going to be painful until they stop being stupid.
But, those who are evil?
Well, I want them to repent. I really do. I do NOT want ANYONE who is evil to suffer an eternity in Hell. But, if they refuse to repent, I want them destroyed.
May the wrath of God be upon all who refuse to repent. May the blessings of God be upon those who turn from their wicked ways and acknowledge God.
Rank hypocrisy. This foul woman demands that men accused of sexual misconduct, resign immediately – just for being accused.
Then she gropes two guys against their will, and doesn’t see why she should ‘step down’.
When you’re a Democrat, hypocrisy is just second nature.
You’ve heard of Baltimore, right?
Run by morons.
And, I’m afraid that there are enough morons in Baltimore to keep voting for morons.
You did it to yourself, Baltimore. Learn to do math, and then do better.
Uh-oh. Irony alert.
Hysterical anti-Russian bimbo retweeted Russian trolls.
This is the ‘body language analysis’ of the Rosenstein press conference.
How is it possible that people could be this stupid?
This guy isn’t just corrupt. He’s a moron.
Oh for crying out loud. Chocolate milk?
All that you need to know, to not be surprised, is that this is the governor of Illinois. And, everyone knows that morons run the place.
Islam is the most vile and Satanic religion on the planet. It is violent, repressive, racist and supremacist. It isn’t just a religion. It’s an ideology that seeks to destroy any nation, country and government that it comes in contact with.
These are the articles that demonstrate what Islam REALLY is.
This is one hero – Dr. Bill Warner – talking about another hero, Anni Cyrus. Those two are heroes. And, we need more heroes.
Are you ready to be a hero?
GOG AND MAGOG
I’ve been writing about the coming of Gog and Magog for a while. You can find a lot of that, here:
And, the articles below point to that coming. I really, Really, REALLY hope that you’ll be ready for this. Please read Ezekiel’s Fire to make sure. (And yes, it’s free.)
Israel is being backed into a corner by Iran. Iran has played her cards extremely well, and this has made Israel’s position extremely dangerous. War is now inevitable. And, it will be a very, very costly war for Israel.
Make no mistake. Iran wants this war. Don’t let the tone of this article fool you.
Iran might not want a war just yet. But, it wants a war, and it has been planning for this war for a long time. It will begin with the destruction of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Damascus in Syria.
It will be the fulfillment of Isaiah 17, but it won’t end there. Iran’s defeat will cause her to make common cause with Russia and Turkey, for an even bigger attack – Gog and Magog.
All of this will devastate Israel and cost the lives of millions of Israelis.
God help us, but it’s going to be bad. Real bad.
This is a big escalation.
Now, they might be trying to test these jets against the F-22, or they might be testing these jets against Israeli air defense systems. They might be wanting to test these jets against Israeli jets.
The problem is that you really don’t want to see this. You don’t want to see a big commitment by Russia, in Syria. And, it’s a big step towards Gog and Magog. A very big step.
The Gog and Magog alliance isn’t ready to form. It’s just in the beginning stages. But, it should be clear to everyone that it’s coming.
Are you ready for Ezekiel’s Fire?
(‘cuz that’s what comes with Gog and Magog)
There has been a sickening rise in anti-Semitism among those who call themselves christian. And yes, I used a lower case ‘c’ on purpose. I have little hope that I can turn these minions of Satan from their evil path. Salvation and repentance are the work of God, although I will do my best to serve God in that work.
I’m more interested in keeping my brothers and sisters from being tainted by this Satanic hatred of the Jews. If you are caught by this hatred, you will suffer. If you are convinced to oppose Israel, you will suffer. If you are turned away from supporting God’s work in the Land of Israel, you will suffer.
So, think of this category as my attempt to help you avoid the traps of Satan, that he has laid in your path. God is at work among the Jewish people and with the Jewish people. He is at work in the Land of Israel, turning the Jewish people from their idols and towards the true God of Abraham.
My goal is that you would be greatly blessed. But, you cannot be blessed, if you oppose God.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
– Psalm 122:6
May you prosper. And, may you understand how important the Land of Israel is, in these Last Days.
Oh, you mean that dirtbag Abbas wants other corrupt leaders to support his corrupt abuse of his own people?
My disgust with Abbas isn’t about his evil actions toward Israel. No, my disgust is about his evil actions toward his own people. This foul man has siphoned off millions upon millions of dollars that was supposed to help relieve the suffering of poor Palestinians.
Of course the REASON why Palestinians are ‘poor’, is because of corruption. Of course, the average Palestinian is doing better than any other Arab in the Middle East – except Israel. Of all the Arabs in the Middle East, they have it best in Israel. The very few exceptions might be in ultra rich Persian gulf cities. But, I’m not even sure that THOSE Arabs are doing as well.
Never trust a dirtbag.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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