This Happened On Planet Earth…July 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Jul 26, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
China says ready for war-China & Russia send message to US-N.Korea fires 2 Missiles
Published on Jul 25, 2019
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -Europe Readies A Naval Task Force As Iran Threatens To “Secure” The Strait Of Hormuz –China warns any interference with splitting Taiwan & China will lead to War -China-Russia joint exercise sends a message to Washington -North Korea’s Launches ‘short range missiles’ -S. Korean pilots ‘acted unprofessionally’, Russian bombers did not violate airspace – Moscow -‘Israeli missiles’ strike strategic hill near Golan Heights – state media
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Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 7/24/19
Published on Jul 25, 2019
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 7/24/19 It’s Later Than You Think… Time is Short! A fast-paced highlight and review of the major news stories and headlines that relate to Bible Prophecy and the End Times… All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
Its NEVER done THIS before! – Is Atmospheric “Iron Dome” TRAPPING Heat?
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John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
THE GREAT “DECEPTION” IS READY TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
WILL GOD PUNISH ME FOR PRAYING TO JESUS?
QUESTION: I have always felt very close to Jesus as if He is always sitting right beside me.
When I think of God, he seems further away somehow. I look at Him as I do my earthly father who is stern and strict. I always address 99 % of my prayers to Jesus, even though I love God, I don’t feel that same one on one connection. I am afraid that he is going to punish me for this, but I don’t know how to change my way of feeling this way.
I have been listening to all your mp3 studies and they kind of make me understand a little why I feel this way. I take them as we are all children of God, but He will be concerned more with his covenant people than the Church. When the final judgement comes, will we be united with God and his covenant people on Earth, or will we still be in the New Jerusalem hovering above?
ANSWER: There’s a belief in Christianity that our view of God as adults will be influenced by our view of our earthly fathers as children. I’ve seen this many times.
The truth of the matter is that the Father and Son are one. Jesus is simply God in the flesh. When we say Jesus we mean God.
I don’t think it’s any accident that the real name of God has been lost. It was forbidden to speak or write God’s name, except for once a year on Yom Kippur, when it was spoken 7 times. YHWH are initials that stand for His name, and when you see LORD written all in caps in the Old Testament, in the Hebrew it’s YHWH. Vowels were added later to make Jehovah and then Yahweh, something we could pronounce. But you’ll notice that Orthodox Jews don’t call him that. They call Him Ha Shem (the Name). They haven’t been able to pronounce His name since the Temple was destroyed, and no longer remember it.
But in Philippians 2:9 we see the reason for all this. God has made Jesus the name above all names. His is the name by which God desires to be known. So don’t worry about being punished. You’re doing what He wants us all to do.
I’ve written that when dealing with Earth God’s focus is either on Israel or the Church, never both simultaneously. When He turns back to Israel for the End Times events, the Church has to disappear just like Israel disappeared while He focused on the Church.
If you’re referring to the time after the Millennium when you say after the final judgement, no one knows what will happen because the Bible only tells us that there is an eternity. It doesn’t describe it in any detail because the Bible was written for the Age of Man, and the Millennium is the final 1000 years of that age. All during the Millennium, the Church will be in the New Jerusalem and Israel will be on Earth.
GOD? OR SON OF GOD?
QUESTION: I read in Matthew 24:36 that not even the son knows the day that he will return. Only god the father knows. If Jesus is God how can this be? Also when Jesus went off to pray who was he praying to if he is God?
ANSWER: When Jesus came to Earth, He stepped out of the Godhead and voluntarily became a man. One of Satan’s major points in the wilderness temptation (Matthew 4:1-11) was to get Him to act like God again by making bread out of stones, or summoning angels to protect Him.
Had He done so, Jesus would have exceeded the powers given to man and violated His mission. Finally, Satan said in effect, “OK. If you’re determined to be just a man, then worship me and I’ll give you the whole Earth.” This would have broken the First Commandment and disqualified Jesus from being our Redeemer, so He refused again and Satan left.
Being just a man while on Earth, Jesus was only able to know the future as God disclosed it to Him, and at that point, God had not done so regarding His 2nd Coming. After Jesus went to Heaven, the details were revealed to Him and He gave them to us in the form of the Book of Revelation.
When He prayed, He prayed to God, just like any other man. His miracles were performed through the power of the Holy Spirit to show us what kind of power we could have, if we developed enough faith. (John 14:12)
Understand that this was all voluntary. He imposed these limits upon Himself because according to God’s law only a man could redeem mankind. At any time He could have chosen to become God again and stopped the whole ordeal. But that would have left us lost in our sins, and He loved us too much to let that happen.
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Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zech. 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALY, GODLY: – AND BECOMMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
BIBLE’S GOG, MAGOG & DUDUMAN PROPHECY!
China & Russia JUST LAUNCHED Joint Mission THAT EXPOSES Bible’s Gog, Magog & Duduman PROPHECY!
By Justus Knight On July 25, 2019
The events surrounding South Korea, North Korea, Japan, China & Russia are more prophetic than you may realize. To many the 300 rounds fired were just a warning to an opposing force, to others, including me, it was a reminder of biblical prophecy and the words of Dumitru Duduman (thank you Steve Quayle!). What we are watching unfold is the War of Gog and Magog; biblical scripture realized. Are you ready for what comes next? It is time to realize that world events are more than just main stream news headlines, they are words passed down for generations as to a world that was, a world that is and a world that is about to be. God Bless you all!
NUCLEAR TALKS IN DOUBT AS NORTH KOREA TESTS
BALLISTIC MISSILES, ENVOY CANCELS TRIP
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/nuclear-talks-in-doubt-as-north-korea-tests-ballistic-missiles-envoy-cancels-trip/ – By Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its first missile test since its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive denuclearization talks last month.
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South Korea, which supports efforts by North Korea and the United States to end years of hostility, urged the North to stop acts that are unhelpful to easing tension, saying the tests posed a military threat on the Korean peninsula.
The South’s National Security Council said it believed the missiles were a new type of ballistic missile but it would make a final assessment with the United States.
Firing a ballistic missile would be a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions that ban the North from the use of such technology. North Korea has rejected the restriction as an infringement of its sovereign right to self-defense.
North Korea launched the missiles from the east coast city of Wonsan with one flying about 430 km (267 miles) and the other 690 km (428 miles) over the sea. They both reached an altitude of 50 km (30 miles), an official at South Korea’s Defense Ministry said.
Some analysts said the North appeared to have retested missiles it fired in May, but two South Korean military officials said the missiles appeared to be a new design.
The launch casts new doubt on efforts to restart stalled denuclearisation talks after Trump and Kim met at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas at the end of June.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had been expected to meet on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian security forum in Bangkok next week.
But a diplomatic source told Reuters on Thursday that Ri had canceled his trip to the conference.
The White House, Pentagon and U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test had no immediate impact on Japan’s security, according to Kyodo News.
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, who has taken a hard line toward North Korea, made no mention of the launches in a tweet on Thursday after a visit to South Korea. He said he had “productive meetings” on regional security.
South Korea’s nuclear envoy, Lee Do-hoon, had phone calls with his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Biegun, and his Japanese counterpart, Kenji Kanasugi, to share their assessment, South Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a briefing that Beijing had noted the launch, and called for North Korea and the United States to reopen negotiations “as early as possible”.
After Trump and Kim met last month, the United States and North Korea vowed to hold a new round of working-level talks soon, but Pyongyang has since sharply criticized upcoming joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean troops.
North Korea’s foreign ministry accused Washington this month of breaking a promise by holding military exercises with South Korea. On Tuesday, Kim inspected a large, newly built submarine from which ballistic missiles could be launched.
“By firing missiles, taking issue with military drills and showing a new submarine, the North is sending one clear message: there might be no working-level talks if the United States doesn’t present a more flexible stance,” said Kim Hong-kyun, a former South Korean nuclear envoy.
Kim Dong-yup, a former navy officer who teaches at Kyungnam University in Seoul, said the weapons tested on Thursday appeared to be the same as the ones tested in May, which were less of a challenge than long-range missiles but “enough to subtly pressure” Washington.
But the South Korean military believes they may be new, because they traveled further. In North Korea’s previous missile test in May, the projectiles flew only 420 km (260 miles) and 270 km (168 miles) though they reached the same altitude of about 50 km (30 miles).
“We’re very cautious because it’s difficult to extend the range within such a short time,” said one military official, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue.
Two U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that, according to a preliminary analysis, the missiles were similar to those tested in May but showed enhanced capabilities. They cautioned that it would take time before they were certain whether this was a new missile or not.
One of the officials added that North Korea had generally been shortening the time it took for them to prepare missiles to be launched, potentially decreasing the warning time the United States and allies have to detect the launches.
Nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States stalled after a second summit between Trump and Kim in Vietnam in February broke down.
Trump has repeatedly lauded the North’s freeze in weapons testing as he is keen for a big foreign policy win as he campaigns for re-election in 2020.
(Reporting by Joyce Lee, Josh Smith, Hyonhee Shin and Jane Chung; David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali in WASHINGTON, and Huizhong Wu in BEIJING; Editing by Jack Kim, Robert Birsel)
The recent violation of the South Korean airspace during a joint patrol of Russian and Chinese strategic bombers, resulting in scrambled South Korean jets reportedly firing hundreds of warning shots, may have been a message to US hawks. On Tuesday, a group of Russian and Chinese warplanes, including strategic bombers, conducted a joint patrol mission near South Korea’s territory under the annual cooperation plan, the Chinese Defense Ministry’s official spokesman Col. Wu Qian said on Wednesday:
“As far as the air incident is concerned, I would like to reiterate that China and Russia are engaged in all-encompassing strategic coordination. This patrol mission was among the areas of cooperation and was carried out within the framework of the annual plan of cooperation between the defense agencies of the two states. It was not directed against any other ‘third state,’” the Chinese military official said during the presentation of the white paper headlined ‘China’s National Defense in the New Era.’
The Defense Ministry said further:
“As far as the practice of joint strategic patrols is concerned, both sides will make a decision on the matter on the basis of bilateral consultations. Under the strategic command of the heads of states, the armed forces of the two nations will continue developing their relations. The sides will support each other, respect mutual interests and develop corresponding mechanisms of cooperation,” he added.
Two Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS and two Chinese strategic bombers Xian H-6 carried a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.
South Korean said that a Russian plane breached the republic’s airspace near the Dokdo (Takeshima) islands, which are disputed by Seoul and Tokyo. In response, South Korea’s F-15 and F-16 fighter planes were scrambled.
On Wednesday, Yoon Do-han, a spokesman for the South Korean president, told reporters that a Russian military attaché in Seoul had conveyed Moscow’s “deep regret” about the incident and had said that the Russian plane mistakenly deviated from its flight plan.
The news agency Interfax quoted the press officer of the Russian Embassy in South Korea, Dmitry Bannikov, as saying that Russian officials had seen reports on Mr. Yoon’s comments, and that “there are many things in them that aren’t true.”
“The Russian side did not issue an official apology,” Mr. Bannikov noted, according to the agency.
A guided-missile cruiser has sailed through the Taiwan Strait just a day after the Chinese military criticized Washington for “adding complexity to regional security” and warned it to stay clear of the island.
The transit of USS Antietam (CG-54) through the narrow waterway “demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, said, stressing that the US will continue to conduct their ‘freedom of navigation’ voyages, which Beijing has repeatedly condemned.
The Chinese military warned the US to stay clear of Taiwan on Wednesday, vowing to use force, if necessary, to prevent any attempts to split the island from the mainland. “The PLA will resolutely defeat anyone attempting to separate Taiwan from China and safeguard national unity at all costs,” the newly released white paper on national defense stressed.
The US is strengthening its Asia-Pacific military alliances and reinforcing military deployment and intervention, adding complexity to regional security
China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan earlier this month after Washington approved a $2.2 billion-plus arms sale to Taiwan. In response, China threatened to impose sanctions against any US companies selling weapons to Taiwan. The tensions around the island also coincided with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s stopovers in the United States on her trip to Caribbean nations.
Israel’s latest missile attack in S. Syria hit a new Iranian intelligence post with overview of N. Israel
In Israel’s attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria early Wednesday, July 24, its surface missiles leveled a new Iranian forward intelligence station for an overview of northern Israel and parts of the eastern Mediterranean, which had just begun functioning. just 11km from the Israeli border.
Israel’s military intelligence watched construction of the station just 11km from the Israeli border and waited until it was up and running before taking it out with surface missiles. Also demolished at the same time were an Iranian observation post at Tal Al-Ahmar near Quneitra opposite the Israeli Golan.
Syrian sources confirmed later Wednesday that the Israeli missiles scored a direct hit on the “observation post.” They reported at least 7 Syrian soldiers were killed.
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the intelligence facility knocked down at Tal al-Hara was one of five that Iran has been setting up along the Syria-Israel border. Two are going up opposite the IDF’s positions on Mt. Hermon north of the Golan.
We reported earlier on Wednesday morning: The Syrian news agency reports that Israeli air-missile strikes hit at least three targets in the south, near its Golan order, early Wednesday, July 24: One was Tal al-Harra hill, home to Syrian military units, as well as A-Rutha west of Damascus and the Quneitra region. Syrian air defenses responded to all the incoming raids.
Moscow and Damascus assured Israel that the border situation was under control. Nonetheless, Iran and Hizballah never gave up on their drive to return to their former bases or maintain operational ties with the local militias under their thumb. Most recently, they have been targeting Russian military police contingents in the southern districts, especially Daraa. The Russians report a roadside bomb attack on one of their convoys – although local sources attest to at least five.
Elements linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah are again infiltrating southern Syria, taking advantage of the transfer of Syrian troops stationed there to reinforce the units battling jihadist rebels in Hama on the outskirts of the northern province of Idlib. The Syrian army is stretched too thinly to fight on two simultaneous fronts. Furthermore, some of the Russian forces, mostly Chechens, have been sent back home. Hizballah and other pro-Iranian elements are therefore creeping back to their old bases and regrouping for attacks inside Israel.
UKRAINE SEIZES RUSSIAN TANKER, FREES CREW AFTER MOSCOW THREAT
Reuters – July 25, 2019 11:12 AM
By Maria Tsvetkova and Pavel Polityuk
KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia, prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were “taken hostage.”
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The crew members were later freed by Ukraine and were on their way home, but the tanker remained in Ukrainian custody in the Danube river port of Izmail, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Kiev said by telephone.
The seizure threatens to upset delicate negotiations on a possible prisoner swap between the two countries and came weeks after Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s new president, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time.
The incident is also certain to further sour relations between Kiev and Moscow, which remain blighted by Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and its backing for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said 10 Russian crew were detained for questioning. Russian news agencies said around 15 Russians had been on board at the time of the seizure.
Ukraine’s security service alleged that the tanker, the “Nika Spirit”, used to be called “NEYMA” and was placed beneath a bridge near Crimea in November in order to block three Ukrainian navy ships from entering the Sea of Azov.
Russia seized the Ukrainian ships after opening fire on them and is still holding 24 Ukrainian sailors who were on board at the time, accusing them of illegally entering its territorial waters, a charge they deny.
“The Ukrainian security service and military prosecutors’ office detained a Russian tanker, the Neyma, which blocked Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait,” Ukraine’s SBU security service said in a statement.
The SBU published footage of the tanker being searched. It showed two crew members, introduced as the captain and a senior crew member. They were not handcuffed and their faces were blurred.
The same footage showed the name of the detained ship, the Nika Spirit, on the vessel’s bow next to a darker patch of paint that apparently covered up its old name. Two men in camouflaged uniforms with Ukrainian insignia were shown walking through the Russian-flagged vessel.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned Ukraine “there will soon be consequences” if any Russian crew members were “taken hostage”, the RIA news agency reported.
The SBU said the Russian vessel had entered Ukraine under its new name, the Nika Spirit, “to cover its involvement in illegal actions”, but that it had identified the ship from its unique International Maritime Organization number (IMO).
“The above named vessel is considered to be a piece of material evidence, (and) a petition to a court for its seizure is being prepared,” the security service said in its statement.
The Ukrainian president’s office and the foreign ministry declined to comment.
In Moscow, senior Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov described Ukraine’s actions as “absolutely illegal” and detrimental to relations between the two countries, RIA said.
In Kiev, Ukraine’s ombudswoman said negotiations on the release of the 24 Ukrainian sailors being held by Russia from the November incident had intensified after Russian and Ukrainian leaders spoke by phone earlier this month.
(Additional reporting by Polina Ivanova in Moscow and by Matthias Williams and Natalia Zinets in Kiev; Writing by Tom Balmforth/Maria Tsvetkova/Andrew Osborn; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Media BLACKOUT: If Senate Bill 1273 Passes You Could Be Fined $15,000 for Sharing Memes on Social Media
On July 18, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act), legislation that will provide U.S. creators with a viable means for defending their copyrighted works through the creation of a small claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office.
The legislation creates a voluntary small claims board within the Copyright Office that will provide copyright owners with an alternative to the expensive process of bringing copyright claims, including infringement and misrepresentation under 512(f), in federal court. This new board, called the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), would allow recovery in each case of up to $30,000 in damages total, with a cap of $15,000 in statutory damages per work infringed.
Whether you share an LOL cat or a picture of AOC trying to use a garbage disposal, it mayl not matter.
If someone holds a copyright to the photo you are sharing, they can take you to court and you can be forced to pay up to $15,000….
Have you ever shared a meme that you didn’t make? Or downloaded a photo you saw on social media? If Congress has its way, you could soon get slapped with a $15,000 fine by copyright trolls—with no chance of appeal—just for doing normal stuff on the Internet. These trolls buy up copyrights with the sole intent of sending out mass threats and lawsuits to harvest settlements. Now, a dangerous new bill called the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act is sailing through Congress to make it easier for everyone from trolls to Hollywood producers to sue you. And it just slipped through a Senate Committee, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.
EFF.org sums it up pretty well…
More Automatic Civil Penalties, No Need to Show Harm
The bill would make copyright’s already unfair and unpredictable civil penalty regime even worse. Current law lets courts award civil penalties, known as statutory damages, of up to $150,000 for each copyrighted work infringed. These penalties go to the copyright holder, but aren’t tied to any measure of actual harm. In fact, copyright holders don’t have to introduce any evidence at all to show that they were harmed by an infringement (or that the infringer profited). Statutory damage awards vary wildly from one case to the next, making copyright lawsuits a game of financial Russian roulette for defendants.
I’d highly suggest you read the entire EFF article, because it is the best explanation I have found.
Soon they will destroy the internet for all of us, if we don’t find a way to stop them.
That has been the plan from the beginning I’m afraid.
Dramatic before-and-after pictures show how Ridgecrest earthquakes caused the ground to break in California
But it’s only watching those new satellite images that you will understand how California’s biggest earthquake in nearly two decades caused the ground to break.
Some of the clearest images show long scars on the surface of the Mojave Desert, indicating precisely the 30 miles of earthquake fault — oriented in a northwest-southeast direction — that moved within moments on July 5.
“I’ve never seen this before,” said Brian Olson, engineering geologist with the California Geological Survey. “It’s really dramatic and a super-good illustrator, even for the advanced scientists, all the way down to the grade-school kids.”
The images show “the scale of movement and the permanency of movement — this ground moved in places up to 13 feet, permanently. It’s not going back,” Olson said.
Some of the most widely circulated before-and-after GIFs that have been receiving attention by California earthquake scientists were created using imagery from Google Earth and DigitalGlobe by an earthquake geologist based in Greece, Sotiris Valkaniotis, who collaborates with the National Observatory of Athens.
In a large section of the fault, images show how land on one side of the fault moved between 3 and 13 feet from the other side, Valkaniotis said.
The animations are an impressive example of what California has undergone for millennia. California sits on the edge of two gigantic tectonic plates, the Pacific and North American. A huge swath of California, from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, L.A. and San Diego, is moving northwest toward Alaska relative to the other plate, which is moving southeast toward Mexico.
There are 99 days left between now and Oct. 31 – the day the UK is set to leave the European Union. And newly elected Tory leader Boris Johnson (soon to be prime minister, barring some unforeseeable circumstance) will need every one of them to try and negotiate his way out of the mess that Theresa May is leaving behind.
Unlike May, Johnson is a leading voice in the “Brexiteer” faction of the Conservative Party. He has insisted that the UK will leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a deal. Of course, he would prefer to succeed where his predecessor failed and strong-arm the EU into a deal that excludes the troublesome Irish Backstop – the contingency in the prior agreement which would have allowed for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland to remain open. But EU officials have insisted in recent days that they have no plans to change the withdrawal agreement negotiated with May; they are only open to making changes to the political declaration that accompanied it.
Moving forward, only one thing is clear right now: May’s deal is dead. Johnson, who will officially take over as prime minister this afternoon, and who is currently scrambling to fill the top jobs in his government, is giving off the impression that he would have no problem with taking the UK over the no-deal cliff, and President Trump is dangling a US-UK trade deal in front of Johnson that would make such an outcome slightly more palatable, politically.
Among the personnel rumors circulating early on Wednesday were that Sajid Javid might be tapped to serve as Chancellor, while Dominic Raab might be tapped to serve as foreign secretary.
So, what are the options available to Johnson? These are four of the most likely scenarios, according to Bloomberg:
Renegotiate Withdrawal Deal
Johnson wants to scrap the deal Theresa May struck and restructure the whole negotiation that was agreed at the start of the process.
Obstacles: The EU has repeatedly said it’s not prepared to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement, and it’s the only deal on the table. It’s also said a backstop must be part of any withdrawal accord, because it wants to lock in a guarantee that no hard border will emerge. The exit bill is also part of the divorce deal, and is due to be paid whatever trade terms are eventually negotiated. EU law dictates that Brexit should happen in two parts: First the exit negotiation, and once the U.K. has left, formal trade talks can begin.
Leave on Oct. 31
Johnson has said that after May twice delayed Brexit, the U.K. must now leave the bloc on Oct. 31, “do or die,” whether a new deal has been negotiated or not. He’s refused to rule out suspending Parliament – known as proroguing – to achieve that.
Obstacles: The timetable is tight to negotiate an entirely new deal. And the U.K. Parliament is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. That was made clear again last week when Conservative rebels joined the opposition to pass an amendment aimed at preventing Johnson suspending Parliament. The EU side has indicated it would prefer another extension to a no-deal split.
Standstill Period After Brexit
Johnson is seeking to negotiate a “standstill” period with the European Union after Oct. 31, during which there would be zero tariffs and zero quotas to “smooth things over for business” – much the same as the transition period negotiated by May. He said it would end “well before the next election,” which is due in 2022.
Obstacle: The EU has said any form of transition period is contingent on there being a withdrawal agreement, which must contain an Irish backstop.
Use WTO rules if EU won’t cooperate
Johnson has said that if the EU won’t offer a new deal, the U.K. will be able to use Article 24 of the World Trade Organization’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to ensure the terms of commerce remain the same after Brexit.
Obstacles: The clause Johnson cites applies to countries negotiating a trade deal rather than a country leaving a trading bloc. It would also require the agreement of the EU, and a clear timetable for the negotiation of a trade agreement—neither of which would be guaranteed in the event of an acrimonious no-deal Brexit. The WTO and EU have said this won’t work, and Johnson revealed a hazy understanding during the campaign as to why it would.
Oddly, Bloomberg’s options don’t include ‘general election’, which is widely seen as possible as the Conservatives’ majority is set to shrink to just one vote (and that’s with Northern Irish DUP’s votes included). Many expect that Johnson will be stuck in a similar impasse to May’s and that he will need to call a general election – much like May once did – to strengthen his mandate. A group of strategists at UBS believe a general election toward the end of the year has the highest probability of all these outcomes, and many suspect that the odds of a vote and, once it’s declared, the polls, will have a similar impact on UK markets that the original pre-referendum Brexit polls had.
If an election is called, the strategists believe the Bank of England is more likely to cut rates to boost sentiment, stocks with international exposure would outperform domestically focused shares and the FTSE 100 would move modestly lower.
Boris Johnson makes sweeping cabinet changes. Half are gone, more coming. He reiterates his promise to deliver Brexit.
This is officially the biggest clear out of Cabinet without a change of party in power – more than half of them gone – not a reshuffle it’s a new govt
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) July 24, 2019
What we know so far: half the Cabinet – 16 – have gone in the most brutal reshuffle in decades.
Sacked (10, so far):
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) July 24, 2019
In the months leading up to the 2016 election I had been predicting a Trump win based on a particular theory which I believe still holds true today – namely the theory that the global banking elites in power were allowing so-called “populist” movements in the US and Europe to gain political traction near the very end of the decade long “Everything Bubble”. Once populist groups were entrenched and feeling overconfident, the cabal would then tighten liquidity into existing economic weakness and crash the system on their heads. Populists would get the blame for an economic disaster that the central banks had engineered many years in advance.
Once enough suffering had been dealt to the populace, globalists and extreme leftists would arrive on the scene to offer anti-populism as a solution; meaning the centralization and socialization of everything on a scale never before witnessed except perhaps in the darkest days of the Bolshevik Revolution.
This theory allowed me to predict the success of the Brexit vote in the UK, Trump’s entry into the White House, the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes and balance sheet cuts into economic weakness, and now it is looking more and more like my March prediction of a “No Deal” Brexit will turn out to be correct with Boris Johnson rising to the position of Prime Minister. So, I continue to stand by it.
By extension, for a couple of years I have been examining the strange correlations between the background and policies of Donald Trump and the background and policies of Herbert Hoover; the Republican president that oversaw the great crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.
One of Hoover’s first actions as president in response to the fiscal tensions of 1929 was to support increased tax cuts, primarily for corporations (this was then followed in 1932 by extensive tax increases in the midst of the depression). Then, he instituted tariffs through the Smoot-Hawley Act. His hyperfocus on massive infrastructure spending resulted in U.S. debt expansion and did nothing to dig the U.S. out of its unemployment abyss. In fact, infrastructure projects like the Hoover Dam, which were launched in 1931, were not paid of for over 50 years. Hoover ended up as a single-term Republican president who paved the way socially for Franklin D. Roosevelt, an thinly disguised communist and perhaps the most destructive president in American history.
It was Hoover and his “protectionist” policies that were blamed for the Great Depression (along with the gold standard), yet it was the Federal Reserve which created the entire calamity. The Fed’s policy easing in the 1920s led to the extensive bubble in banking and stock markets, and the Fed’s rate hikes and liquidity tightening in the early 1930’s exacerbated the crash and extended the depression for many years. Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke even openly admitted that the Fed was responsible for the Great Depression in a speech made in honor of Milton Friedman in 2002. He stated:
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Of course, the Fed IS doing it again. For over a year and a half the Fed has been instituting liquidity tightening into economic weakness at the onset of the crash of one of the biggest financial bubbles in the history of the economic world. It is a bubble they created with the intention of deliberately imploding it, and the process has already begun. As I have noted numerous times, the crash in fundamentals is well underway, with almost every sector of the economy in retreat except the three indicators that the Fed and the government statistically manipulate: GDP, employment, and stock markets.
Following Russia signalling last week, its willingness to join the controversial payments channel Instex – designed to circumvent both SWIFT as well as US sanctions banning trade with Iran – new statements from Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called on the international community to free itself from a purely US-controlled international financial system and US dollar dominance.
“We must protect ourselves from political abuses made with the help of the US dollar and the American banking system,” he said while addressing a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Venezuela, according to TASS. “We must turn our dependence in this sphere into independence,” he added.
“Let us be multipolar in the spheres of finance and currency,” he said.
The senior diplomat was specifically addressing US-led sanctions and the tightening economic noose, including a near total oil export blockade, on the Maduro government in Caracas.
The comments also come after early this year the Maduro regime was stymied in its bid to pull $1.2 billion worth of gold out of the Bank of England, according to a January Bloomberg report. The Bank of England’s (BoE) decision to deny Maduro officials’ withdrawal request was a the height of US coup efforts targeting Maduro.
Specifically top US officials, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, had lobbied their UK counterparts to help cut off the regime from its overseas assets, as we reported at the time. Washington has further lobbied other international institutions, and especially its Latin American allies, to seize Venezuelan assets and essentially hold them for control of Juan Guaido’s opposition government in exile.
Meanwhile, the establishment of the ‘SWIFT-alternative’ Instex – now online as of three weeks ago – constitutes the biggest threat the dollar as a reserve currency to date, especially if Russia follows through on its signalling it could join.
A senior software engineer at Google admitted in an interview with Project Veritas that “Big Tech” is not politically neutral and that his company manipulates search algorithms “to do what we want them to do.”
“It’s time to decide, do we run the technology, or does the technology run us?” said Greg Coppola, who works on artificial intelligence and the popular Google Assistant software.
“Are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?”
Project Veritas has conducted a series of insider Google reports that feature internal documents exposing political bias, “algorithmic unfairness” and the use of “blacklists” at subsidiary YouTube.
“I look at search and I look at Google News and I see what it’s doing and I see Google executives go to Congress and say that it’s not manipulated. It’s not political. And I’m just so sure that’s not true,” Coppola said.
He noted he has a doctoral degree and five years of experience at Google.
“I just know how algorithms are. They don’t write themselves. We write them to do what we want them to do,” he said.
WND reported last week Harvard-trained researcher Robert Epstein, who voted for Hillary Clinton, told a congressional panel that Google’s search results favored the Democratic candidate in 2016 and can do the same in 2020.
Epstein testified to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution that biased search results can alter the opinion of millions.
A senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research, Epstein made it clear at the hearing July 16 that he is “not a conservative.”
“I am here today for three reasons: to explain why Google presents a serious threat to democracy and human autonomy, to explain how passive monitoring systems can protect us both now and in the future from companies like Google, and to tell you how Congress can immediately end Google’s worldwide monopoly on search,” he said in his prepared testimony.
CDC: SALMONELLA OUTBREAK AFFECTS 48 STATES
Natalie Neysa Alund
Two people are dead and 768 are ill due to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
The CDC recently posted updates regarding two separate outbreaks – one linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks and one linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.
According to the latest CDC report, the outbreak now involves 48 states with 768 people affected — 122 of them hospitalized. Two deaths were reported, one in Texas and one in Ohio.
Since 2000, more than 75 outbreaks of Salmonella infections have been linked to contact with backyard poultry.
In Tennessee, 55 people have become ill. The only other state to report more cases is Ohio, with 62 illnesses.
The CDC says 24% of those interviewed who became ill are children under the age of 5.
The CDC recommends the following as a safety precaution:
Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching poultry or anything in their environment. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not immediately available.
Do not let backyard poultry inside the house. Be especially careful to keep them out of areas where food or drink is prepared, served, or stored, such as kitchens and outdoor patios.
AN “EARNINGS RECESSION” IS HERE – BIG COMPANIES ALL OVER AMERICA ARE REPORTING DISASTROUS FINANCIAL RESULTS
July 24, 2019July 24, 2019 by Michael Snyder http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/an-earnings-recession-is-here-big-companies-all-over-america-are-reporting-disastrous-financial-results
If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, then corporate earnings would be rising. But that isn’t happening. In fact, we haven’t seen corporate earnings fall like this since the last recession. They fell during the first quarter of this year, and based on the results we have so far, it appears that corporate earnings will be down substantially once again in the second quarter. When corporate earnings drop for two quarters in a row, that is officially considered to be an “earnings recession”, and that normally occurs just before the overall economy plunges into recession territory. As things get tighter for our corporate giants, we should expect a lot more layoffs in the months ahead, and the unemployment rate should rise quite briskly. In other words, it looks like our economic problems are about to accelerate substantially. (READ MORE…)
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