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END TIMES SIGNS AND STRANGE EVENTS AUGUST 2, 2019
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Russia: U.S. “looking for a Pretext” to Confront Iran – TV7 Israel News 02.08.19
Published on Aug 3, 2019
Today’s top stories 02.08.19; 1) Israel has reportedly targeted, by means of a rocket, an alleged Iranian installation in the Syrian village of Tal Bariqa, which is located just a few meters away from the Israeli-side of the armistice line, in the Southwestern part of Quneitra Governorate. 2) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas rejected an official request by the United States to participate in a U.S.-led naval mission, which aims to secure the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran has stepped up its aggressive behavior. 3) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejects several proposals by “a few countries” that sought to salvage the nuclear agreement with world powers; while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists that the economic pressure of the Islamic Republic is effectively denying the Ayatollah regime resources to build a nuclear program that could threaten the entire world.
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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:
CAN SOME BELIEVE BUT NOT UNDERSTAND?
QUESTION: I heard a prominent Bible prophecy teacher say that people who believed but did not “understand” the salvation message would miss the rapture and be saved during the Tribulation. He went on to say that those who did not believe and understand would have a deluding force sent from God so they would not believe. If I understand the whole concept of being saved, it is the Holy Spirit that draws you to a spiritual understanding when you hear and believe. Also, do any gentiles get saved during the Tribulation?
ANSWER: The Bible says everyone who hears and believes the salvation message will be saved. (Ephes 1:13-14) And yes, it’s the Holy Spirit Who guides us into all truth (John 16:13) and that begins to happen after we’re saved. Therefore I can’t agree with the teacher who said those who believe but don’t understand will miss the rapture.
I do think there will be many who heard the message and ignored it without actually rejecting it. After they see the evidence of the rapture they’ll finally believe what they’ve heard and will be saved. 2 Thes. 2:10 says those who actually refused to believe the Gospel will be sent a strong delusion to prevent them from changing their minds after the anti-Christ appears.
Rev. 7:9-14 tells of a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language (Gentiles) who will arrive in heaven after the Rapture but before the Great Tribulation begins. We know they’re not the Church because they will serve the Lord day and night in His temple (Rev. 7:15). That’s not the Church’s destiny.
BELIEVE OR DECEIVED?
QUESTION: In your commentary about the Ten Bridesmaids (well done, by the way), you explained that this represented the Tribulation saints, and not the Church. If so, what about those in the Last Days, who will not endure sound doctrine? Are they deceived to believe in a false salvation, or will they still be “caught up” with surprised looks on their faces?
ANSWER: The key to being saved and going in the Rapture is being born again. Lots of people who are born again believe things that aren’t doctrinally correct, but where their salvation is concerned they got it right. However if a person doesn’t accept the need to be born again and is led down a different path to salvation or ignores the salvation issue altogether, then they’ve failed to obtain the one qualification required of us and will be left behind.
HOW CAN THEY BE SO DECEIVED?
QUESTION: Re: May 21 rapture and judgment. It boggles my mind how a whole community of Christians who claim they study the Bible earnestly and sincerely can come away with such twisted and distorted views of the end times. I would really like your opinion on how people can be so deceived?
ANSWER: People can be deceived because they believe what their leaders tell them the Bible says instead of studying for themselves. And many of those who do read the Bible accept their leaders interpretation of it instead of thinking things through and coming to their own conclusions. God had the Bible written in such a way that anyone could understand it, but many people are too focused on other things to take the time to do so.
And it’s not just fringe groups who are guilty of this. In the main line denominations, the majority view is that there will be no rapture, Great Tribulation, 2nd Coming or Millennium, even though the Bible clearly describes them all. If the members of these churches have been told anything at all about these events, it’s that they won’t actually happen, but are to be understood allegorically.
In short, I think it’s fair to say that there are many more Christians who don’t understand the end times they way they’re described in the Bible than there are who do.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
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, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING 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
INDIA MASSING 80,000 TROOPS IN KASHMIR; PAKISTAN PUTS ARMY AND AIR FORCE ON ALERT
Earlier this week, the government of India began moving ten thousand (10,000) paramilitaries into the region called Jammu and Kashmir. These are in addition to the approximately 40,000 already there.
Today, India is deploying another twenty-eight thousand (28,000) into the same area, and has air force jets in the skies. When the latest 28000 arrive this weekend, India will 80,000 troops in the area. Pakistan is has placed its army and air forces on alert.
The Indian Air Force says flying operations in Jammu and Kashmir are part of “normal activity”. Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft are also operating from airbases inside the state.
Army Commander says there are strong signs that Pakistan is planning to infiltrate high number of militants into Kashmir and that Militants in the valley are planning to intensify their activities. Hence, the inflow of more troops to maintain ‘law and order.’
The order to deploy troops cited “prevailing security situation” and the “latest intelligence inputs of terror threats with specific targeting” of the annual Hindu pilgrimage as reasons for the advisory.
The 45-day annual pilgrimage draws hundreds of thousands of people to the hallowed mountain cave, the Amarnath shrine.
Yet despite this event a Security Advisory issued by India tells tourists to curtail their stay in Kashmir Valley immediately. The advisory was issued in view of the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats.
Army has said that they discovered a land mine in the route of pilgrimage so that is why they’re postponing the Pilgrimage. They have also put Air force on alert.
Army commander says that many IEDs have been diffused. A Pakistan army mine has been recovered too, which will be displayed in front of media later today. Army commander says this proves that Pakistan army is directly responsible for terrorism in Kashmir.
UPDATE 12:03 PM EDT—
Artillery fire is now being exchanged between Indian and Pakistani army units along the “Line of Control” in Kashmir!
How much more US “pressure” can be brought to bear on Venezuela after Washington early this year went so far as to back a failed military coup attempt? Perhaps the Syria treatment: after covert war comes the long “blockade” and economic squeeze precipitating total societal collapse. Perhaps this is what the White House now has in mind after mainstream media attention on Venezuela and its ‘alt-president’ Juan Guaido has dropped off a cliff, via Reuters:
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power.
Is this in addition to the near total oil blockade on state-owned PDVSA? No details were given in the Thursday statement in terms of what such a “quarantine” or “blockade” would look like.
However, an interesting reference to powerful external backers of the Maduro government was made, bringing up the possibility of a “proxy war” situation developing, as we’ve discussed previously. Reuters continued:
Asked by a reporter whether he was considering such a measure, given the amount of involvement by China and Iran in Venezuela, Trump said: “Yes, I am.” He gave no details.
And there it is. While confirmation has remained murky, over the past months there’s been widespread reports of Chinese and Russian military advisers working with the Venezuelan national forces.
A month ago Pompeo told Fox Business, “People don’t recognize that Hezbollah has active cells” in the country. “The Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America,” he said.
Trump considering ‘blockade’ or ‘quarantine’ of Venezuela
Trump made the off-hand remark, which may mean tons of additional hardship for the people of crisis-hit Venezuela, after he was asked by a reporter at the White House lawn if he has been considering a blockade or a quarantine of the Latin American country, “given the amount of foreign involvement from Russia, China, and Iran.”
‘Yes, I am,” the US president responded, without elaborating. The curt response prompted the journalist to ask again, only for Trump to triple down: “Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, I am.”
It was the first time Trump broached the subject of an actual blockade of Venezuela. Since recognizing self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido in January, Washington has unleashed a crackdown on Venezuela’s state-owned oil industry, banking sector and individual officials, while pressuring third countries such as Cuba, who had chosen to stand by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, into withdrawing their support
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month called on “every foreign power” to leave Venezuela, so the Venezuelan people can “take back” the country and rebuild it in a way acceptable for the US. By “foreign powers,” Pompeo meant Russia, China, Iran and Cuba, which do not recognize Guaido’s Washington-invested authority.
Washington has been openly pushing for regime change in Venezuela, but so far Guaido has not prevailed, with a botched coup attempt on April 30 showing a lack of support for him among the military.
The Trump administration has decided to fully abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, thus bringing an end to over three decades of strategic stability despite consistent calls from Russia to preserve the accord.
The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which prohibited the deployment of ground-based nuclear weapons with a range of 500 to 5,500 km, was terminated starting 2 August at the initiative of the United States, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Washington Moves to Withdraw Unilaterally – Moscow Hits Back
In October 2018, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to tear up the treaty, having accused Russia of violating the accord and said that the US would start developing weapons banned under the agreement.
At the time, Putin warned that the repercussions of the US decision were unpredictable and could result in a global disaster due to an increasing trend of lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons.
The US administration then stated last December that it would suspend its adherence to the accord unless Russia returned to fully “complying” with the treaty within 60 days.
Two months later, Washington announced its withdrawal from the pact in February, accusing Moscow of developing the 9M729 missile that allegedly violates the terms of the international agreement.
Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations that the missile violates the accord, pointing out that the American missile defence systems deployed in Europe can be repurposed for offensive capabilities and therefore are themselves in violation of the treaty.
In a symmetric response, Putin announced that Moscow was also suspending the pact and instructed his ministers to refrain from initiating talks with Washington on the matter and emphasised that the US needed to show readiness for an equal and constructive dialogue.
Pompeo Accuses Russia of Being Responsible for the INF Collapse
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed the US withdrawal from the INF treaty and claimed that Russia “bears sole responsibility” for the collapse of the 1987 accord.
Reuters earlier cited several unnamed senior officials in the Trump administration as saying that the initial test of planned conventional US intermediate-range missile will be conducted in the coming months.
The sources later clamed that Moscow had deployed “multiple battalions” of a Russian cruise missile throughout the country in violation of the pact, including in western Russia, “with the ability to strike critical European targets”.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov earlier called on the United States to implement a moratorium on deploying intermediate-range nuclear missiles, now that the deal is dead.
US to Test Non-INF Compliant Missile Set to Counter Russia in Europe in Coming Weeks – Report
UK Foreign Secretary Raab Accuses Russia of Causing Nuclear Treaty Collapse
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has claimed that Russia caused the collapse of the nuclear treaty, saying that contempt for rules threatens European Security.
Belgium Calls on Russia, US to Extend New START Treaty, Engage in Active Dialogue
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders regrets the termination of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and urges Russia and the United States to prolong the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) and engage in a dialogue on stabilisation measures, the ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, Reynders regrets the termination of the INF Treaty because he considered the accord to be landmark deal that provided Euro-Atlantic security for many years.
We’ve reported extensively on the central bank gold-buying spree that has been going on for nearly two years. Russia and China have led the way, along with several other countries including Turkey, Kazakstan, India and Poland.
Central banks are buying gold to diversify reserves and minimize exposure to the dollar. This has been the mainstream narrative and it’s true. But China and Russia have a bigger geopolitical objective. They want to undermine dollar hegemony and reduce the United States’ ability to weaponize the dollar as a foreign policy tool.
By-and-large, the mainstream has ignored this narrative.
But some people in the mainstream appear to be catching on. An article recently published by MarketWatch by Brett Arends warned America to “watch out” because Russia and China are stockpiling gold and that “this could be the start of those countries’ attack on the dollar.”
Interestingly, Arends started the column asserting he “is not a gold bug,” and rolling out some of the usual mainstream tropes against the yellow metals. But he goes on to nail the motive behind Russia and China’s move to hoard gold, citing hedge fund manager Crispin Odey.
Some of America’s biggest geopolitical rivals were stockpiling gold. Especially China and Russia … And there’s an obvious reason for China to buy gold. It wants to break up the global hegemony of the U.S. dollar — the hegemony that former French President Charles de Gaulle called America’s ‘exorbitant privilege.’ It wants to make its own currency, the renminbi, a world player. And Odey argues that buying gold bullion is a natural move. Gold reserves should add to world confidence in the Chinese currency.”
And of course, the Russians have also stockpiled large amounts of gold. There has been talk in Russia of creating a gold-backed cryptocurrency along with the creation of an alternative to the dollar-based SWIFT payment system. These moves could also set the stage to topple the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Simply put, Russia and China are tired of the U.S. using the dollar as a foreign policy billy club and they are looking for ways to push back.
As Arends put it, by Making America Great Again, we could be making gold great again.
We are at a very rare inflection point in history: The passage of economic hegemony. China’s economy has already overtaken America’s by one key measure, just as America’s once overtook Britain’s. These periods of transition, throughout history, have been times of instability.”
Of course, this could be good for gold, and not only due to the demand created by central bank-buying. Arends quotes Odey who said, “You want to do what the central banks are doing.”
Arends doesn’t make any predictions about how high gold could go in the future. But he concedes it could rise significantly.
In theory, some gold bugs argue, a breakdown in the dollar’s hegemony could send the yellow metal spiraling upward by several hundred percent. We shall see.”
DE-DOLLARISATION: CENTRAL BANKS LED BY RUSSIA, CHINA, POLAND BUY RECORD-BREAKING $15.7BN IN GOLD
Amid the uncertainty, prompted by the simmering trade tensions between China and the US, Brexit chaos and the US-Iran standoff, public financial institutions, as well as investors all over the world, are opting for the safe haven that the precious metal provides.
Central banks bought 374 tonnes of gold in the first half of this year, which is the largest-ever acquisition by public institutions in the first 6 months of a calendar year, The Financial Times reports, citing the World Gold Council. They bought bullions worth a record $15.7 billion, accounting for one-sixth of total gold demand since the beginning of 2019.
The leaders of the new gold rush are the central banks of Poland, China and Russia, diversifying their reserves at the expense of the dollar.
The Russian Central Bank has stocked up 96.4 tonnes of gold since January, confirming last week that the country’s total gold reserves had reached $100.3 billion by July 1. At the same time, China bought 74 tonnes of the precious metal in the six-month period through May.
These and other countries’ central banks have kept up with last year’s trend. In 2018, they acquired more precious metal than any year since 1971 when the gold standard, meaning the peg of the national currency to gold, ended.
Investors are also piling up gold holdings and opting for gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETF). They are being driven by the softened stance of central banks, including a European Central Bank decision to cease limiting sales of the precious metal, amid geopolitical uncertainty and rising prices. While year-on-year demand rose by 8 percent and reached 1,123 tonnes, ETF gold holdings hit a six-year record of 2,548 tonnes in the second quarter. Overall, demand peaked to a three-year high in the first six months of this year. Gold prices, however, are continuing their confident climb, growing nearly 1.6 percent per year, and by a whopping 11 percent over the past two months, Market Watch reported recently.
The gold shopping spree has been accompanied by several states promoting a shift from the dollar to national currencies in bilateral trade. The trend of abandoning the dollar has notably been seen in a recent report on the economies of the BRICS countries, which have reduced the use of the greenback in mutual trade by 20%.
Last month, Russia and China signed an agreement on increasing trade in national currencies to reduce dependence on the dollar, with total trade using this mechanism expected to rise to as much as 50 percent in the coming years. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier accused the US of using the dollar as a tool of pressure against other countries, and suggested that the global role of this currency should be reconsidered.
A couple of months ago, the Pentagon said that it was worried China was pursuing a so-called nuclear “triad”, meaning it would join three nations – the US, Russia, and India – that are capable of delivering a nuclear weapon by land, air, and sea.
Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command (Stratcom), Vice Admiral David Kriete, has voiced concern over China’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal and its activities in the South China Sea.
“China is and has been for the last couple of decades on a very clear trajectory where they’re increasing the numbers of nuclear weapons that they field, they’re increasing the number of and diversity of the delivery systems. They are working on fielding a triad—ballistic missile submarines, strategic bombers, and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles”, Kriete said during a Thursday press briefing.
“China’s leadership has made it clear in recent years that they have goals of becoming a regional power and exerting—economic and military—over the western Pacific at some point in the future and then obtaining some level of global influence at some point after that”.
Kriete stressed that the United States does not seek a war with China or any other country, but, at the same time, must be prepared for one.
“We really want a peaceful coexistence in a lot of places around the world, and I think there are ways to achieve that. The strength that we show through our military force in the region and really domestically back home is an important part of that face that we show to China and other countries around the world”.
By Alasdair Macleod for Gold Money
In this article, we look at the implications of the new Johnson government: its strategy, the likely outcome of EU negotiations, and the golden opportunities to reform trade, tax and monetary policies to secure a better future based on free trade.
It should have been no surprise that Boris Johnson is now Prime Minister. It should also be no surprise he will implement Brexit on 31 October, the last date agreed between Mrs May’s government and the EU. Johnson was elected by Conservative constituency members to do just that. His cabinet appointees are fully supportive, including ex-Remainers (that’s politics!) and he has appointed an aggressive rottweiler, Dominic Cummings, as his Brexit enforcer. Already, his influence over Brexit strategy can be detected. There are no compromises to be had, a point which slower minds in the commentariat find difficult to comprehend and accept.
It is likely there will be an agreement on the way forward after Brexit, which could involve a transition period, but nothing like that agreed with Mrs May. If, as seems unlikely, the EU digs its heels in, the UK will walk away. That is the message being given by the new administration.
There is likely to be an important consequence, and that is a Johnson Brexit could trigger a mounting financial and ultimately political crisis in the European Union.
A study last year by Germany’s Halle Institute estimated a no-deal Brexit would cost 12,000 jobs in the UK, and 422,000 jobs in the other 27 EU members, of which 100,000 are in Germany and 50,000 in France.[i] Yesterday, Ireland’s central bank forecast a loss of up to 100,000 jobs in the medium term in Ireland alone, on a no-deal. Clearly, the EU’s negotiators risk losing the wholehearted support of its two largest post-Brexit paymasters and others. But for Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states. Rather like the Soviets ruling Eastern Europe in the late eighties, the Brussels establishment finds itself struggling to keep its non-democratic political model intact.
It is increasingly likely Brussels will find events are spinning out of its control. For the UK, this introduces collateral damage, necessitating even more urgent separation from the EU.
In a paper published at end-June, Bob Lyddon points out that a Eurozone financial crisis (which is becoming increasingly likely, as argued below) could cause the UK’s contingent liability as an EU member to be as much as €441bn. “This derives from the near-criminal irresponsibility by the UK’s negotiators”.
Whatever the numbers, there can be no doubt that this is an extremely serious issue.
Furthermore, in the event of a financial and systemic crisis in the Eurozone, the UK will face its own crisis, if only because of cross-liabilities through the two banking systems. And the cyclical economic downturn that always follows the failure of a period of credit expansion is coming up on the inside rail very rapidly.
The EU economy is left badly unbalanced, with Germany dominating production and exports. Other populous member states, notably in the Club Med and France, are in a financial mess. They have relied on Germany’s production to provide for their unproductive profligacy. Her production output is now contracting.
Germany has been hit by three adverse developments at the same time. There is President Trump’s tariff war against China, which has undermined Germany’s largest growing markets at the eastern end of the Silk Road, and the threat he will deploy similar tactics against Germany. There is EU environmental legislation, which is making Germany’s motor production obsolete and forcing manufacturers to put a time-limit on existing production while investing enormous sums in electric technology. The damage this has done extends down the whole production chain, undermining the Mittelstand.
Then there is the crisis in Germany’s major banks, most publicly seen in Deutsche Bank because of longtail liabilities from its investment banking division. But all German banks, as well as those throughout the EU, face a lethal combination of margin compression from negative interest rates and a legacy of an expensive branch network when customers are migrating to online banking. The slump in German production now provides an additional threat to their loan books.
The point is No Deal is not the disaster promised by the May establishment and its business lobbyists. It is a disaster for the remaining EU. Exiting the EU offers the Johnson government a good start, a clean sheet. Any compromise with the EU on trade and money detracts from this benefit.
Brexit is an opportunity to reset economic, monetary and trade policies. The implications of getting rid of the EU millstone go far beyond the leaving date of 31 October. Assuming a Johnson government has a good grasp of why free trade benefits the economy and why trade imbalances exist, combined with the courage to steer Britain towards the long-term prosperity offered by free markets, it will derive its future power from a strong economy instead of merely claiming it based on the past.
Regardless of the Fed Funds rate policy decision by the FOMC today, the economy is spinning down the drain. Lower rates won’t help stimulate much economic activity. Maybe it will arouse a little more financial engineering activity on Wall Street and it might give a temporary boost to mortgage refinancings. But the economic “recovery” of the last 8 years has been an illusion based on massive money printing and credit creation. And credit creation is de facto money printing until the point at which the debt needs to be repaid. Unfortunately, the system is at the point at debt saturation. That’s why the economy is contracting despite the Fed’s best efforts to create what it incorrectly references as “inflation.”
The Chicago PMI released today collapsed to 44.4, the second lowest reading since 2009 and the sharpest monthly decline since the great financial crisis. The index of business conditions in the Chicago area has dropped 5 out of 7 months in 2019. New orders, employment, production and order backlogs all contracted.
The Richmond Fed manufacturing survey index fell off a cliff per last week’s report. The index plunged
The June level was revised down from 3. Wall Street was looking for an index reading of 5. It was the biggest drop in two years and the lowest reading on the index since January 2013. Keep in mind the Fed was still printing money furiously in 2013.
Existing home sales for June declined 1.7% from May and 2.2% from June 2018 on a SAAR (seasonally adjusted annualized rate) basis. This is despite the fact that June is one of the best months of the year historically for home sales. Single family home sales dropped 1.5% and condo sales fell 3.3%.
The point here is that pool of potential home buyers who can afford the monthly cost of home ownership is evaporating despite desperate attempts by the Fed and the Government to make the cost of financing a home as cheap as possible.
Because 90% of new home buyers use a mortgage, the new home sales report should closely correlate with the Mortgage Bankers Association’s mortgage purchase application data. Clearly the MBA data shows mortgage purchase applications declining during most of June. I’ll let you draw your own conclusion. However, I suspect that when July’s number is reported in 4 weeks, there will a sharp downward revision for June’s number.
The shipments component of Cass Freight index was down 3.8% in June. It was the seventh straight monthly decline.
The propagandists on Capitol Hill, Wall Street and the financial media will use the trade war with China as the excuse for the ailing economy. Trump is doing his damnedest to use China and the Fed as the scapegoat for the untenable systemic problems he inherited but made worse by the policies he implemented since taking office. Trump has been the most enthusiastic cheerleader of the biggest stock market bubble in history. This, after he fingered his predecessor for fomenting “a big fat ugly bubble” when the Dow was at 17,000. If that was a big fat ugly bubble in 2016, what is now?
Things are starting to go downhill rather quickly now. A day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, we received a whole bunch more bad economic news. Most Americans don’t realise it yet, but our economy is in serious trouble. We haven’t seen anything like this since the last recession, but most people seem to think that since stock prices are still very high that everything must be fine. No, everything is definitely not “fine”, and as I noted yesterday, a lot of prominent names are loudly sounding the alarm. Many analysts are expecting things to really start breaking loose as we get deeper into the second half of this year, and what we witnessed on Thursday certainly didn’t make the outlook any brighter. (READ MORE…)
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FACEBOOK AND OTHER TECH COMPANIES SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CREATE TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF READING YOUR MIND, AND THEY’RE SUCCEEDING
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/facebook-tech-companies-neuralink-spending-millions-of-dollars-creating-technology-capable-of-reading-your-mind/ – by Geoffrey Grider
Facebook says the research project is ongoing, and that is it now funding UCSF in efforts to try to restore the ability to communicate to a disabled person with a speech impairment. Eventually, Facebook wants to create a wearable headset that lets users control music or interact in virtual reality using their thoughts. To that end, Facebook has also been funding work on systems that listen in on the brain from outside the skull, using fiber optics or lasers to measure changes in blood flow, similar to an MRI machine. Such blood-flow patterns represent only a small part of what’s going on in the brain, but they could distinguish between a set of commands.
In 2017, Facebook announced that it wanted to create a headband that would let people type at a speed of 100 words per minute, just by thinking.
It is a sobering reality when you come to the startling conclusion that Facebook is not a product, no, not by a long shot. To paraphrase that classic line from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life‘, Facebook isn’t selling, they’re buying. What are they purchasing? You. You’re the product field they have purchased for the purpose of cultivating and harvesting.
“Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.” Acts 1:18,19 (KJV)
The list of stories that we have done warning you about Facebook stretch far and wide on this site. We told you how they launched their own cryptocurrency in a bid to become a global money source. We told about the psychological experiments they have already been caught conducting, and we told how about how Mark Zuckerberg is calling for the creation of the New World Order based around social media.
A Few Surprising Facts About Facebook:
How many employees does Facebook currently have: 39,651 as of June 30, 2019, an increase of 31% year-over-year.
What is the mission of Facebook: “Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”
Worldwide, there are over 2.41 billion monthly active users (MAU) as of June 2019. This is an 8 percent increase in Facebook MAUs year over year. This is compared to 2.38 billion MAUs for Q1 2019. (Source: Facebook 7/24/19) Facebook is simply too big to ignore as an on-going part of your digital marketing communications program. Please note the last item on this list for the total number of people who now use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every day on average.
59 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily and are considered daily active users (Facebook DAU) for June 2019. This represents an 8 percent increase year over year (Source: Facebook as 7/24/19). Sixty-six percent of Facebook’s audience would be considered DAU versus Monthly Active Users (MAU). The Implication: A huge and vastly growing number of Facebook users are active and consistent in their visits to the site, making them a promising audience for your marketing efforts.
Five new profiles are created every second. The Implication: Your potential audience on Facebook is growing exponentially.
Photo uploads total 300 million per day.(Source: Gizmodo) The Implication: Again, this is an indication of engaged users; also, it is an indication that there are a lot of photos, as well as other information, competing for users’ attention, so target your efforts strategically.
4.75 billion pieces of content shared daily as of May 2013 which is a 94 percent increase from August 2012.(Source: Facebook)
If it’s still not clear, let me spell it out for you – the Internet in general and Facebook in particular is the One World System. It is being assembled every hour of every day, and you and I are helping them do it. That’s how close this world is right now to the Antichrist and his Mark of the Beast coming on the scene. Thank God the Rapture of the Church comes first. But man oh man, it’s going to come right down to the wire in an amazing prophetical photo-finish.
Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that can access your brain and reads your mind
FROM TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Now, a little over two years later, the social-media giant is revealing that it has been financing extensive university research on human volunteers. Today, some of that research was described in a scientific paper from the University of California, San Francisco, where researchers have been developing “speech decoders” able to determine what people are trying to say by analyzing their brain signals.
The research is important because it could help show whether a wearable brain-control device is feasible and because it is an early example of a giant tech company being involved in getting hold of data directly from people’s minds.
To some neuro-ethicists, that means we are going to need some rules, and fast, about how brain data is collected, stored, and used. In the report published today in Nature Communications, UCSF researchers led by neuroscientist Edward Chang used sheets of electrodes, called ECoG arrays, that were placed directly on the brains of volunteers.
The scientists were able to listen in in real time as three subjects heard questions read from a list and spoke simple answers. One question was “From 0 to 10, how much pain are you in?” The system was able to detect both the question and the response of 0 to 10 far better than chance.
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Another question asked was which musical instrument they preferred, and the volunteers were able to answer “piano” and “violin.” The volunteers were undergoing brain surgery for epilepsy. Facebook says the research project is ongoing, and that is it now funding UCSF in efforts to try to restore the ability to communicate to a disabled person with a speech impairment. Eventually, Facebook wants to create a wearable headset that lets users control music or interact in virtual reality using their thoughts.
To that end, Facebook has also been funding work on systems that listen in on the brain from outside the skull, using fiber optics or lasers to measure changes in blood flow, similar to an MRI machine. Such blood-flow patterns represent only a small part of what’s going on in the brain, but they could be enough to distinguish between a limited set of commands.
“Being able to recognize even a handful of imagined commands, like ‘home,’ ‘select,’ and ‘delete,’ would provide entirely new ways of interacting with today’s VR systems—and tomorrow’s AR glasses,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
Facebook has plans to demonstrate a prototype portable system by the end of the year, although the company didn’t say what it would be capable of, or how it would measure the brain.
Research on brain-computer interfaces has been speeding up as rich tech companies jump in. On July 16, Neuralink, a brain interface company formed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, said it hoped to implant electrodes into the brains of paralyzed volunteers within two years.
However, the public has reason to doubt whether tech companies can be trusted with a window into their brains. Last month, for example, Facebook was hit with a record $5 billion fine for deceiving customers about how their personal information gets used.
“To me the brain is the one safe place for freedom of thought, of fantasies, and for dissent,” says Nita Farahany, a professor at Duke University who specializes in neuro-ethics. “We’re getting close to crossing the final frontier of privacy in the absence of any protections whatsoever.”
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Facebook emphasizes that all the brain data collected at UCSF will stay at the university, but Facebook employees are able to go there to study it. It’s not known how much money Facebook is providing the university nor how much volunteers know about the company’s role. A university spokesman, Nicholas Weiler, declined to provide a copy of the research contract or the consent forms signed by patients. He said the consent forms list Facebook among several potential sponsors of the research.
While a brain reader could be a convenient way to control devices, it would also mean Facebook would be hearing brain signals that could, in theory, give it much more information, like how people are reacting to posts and updates.
“Brain data is information-rich and privacy sensitive, it’s a reasonable concern,” says Marcello Ienca, a brain-interface researcher at ETH in Zurich. “Privacy policies implemented at Facebook are clearly insufficient.”
Facebook says it will do better with brain data. “We take privacy very seriously,” says Mark Chevillet, who leads the brain reading project at Facebook. READ MORE:
Why Elon Musk, Facebook and MIT Are Betting On Mind-Reading Technology
Elon Musk, Facebook, MIT, and a 16-year-old inventor are in the race to read minds with computers. Currently, researchers can detect brainwaves and track electromagnetic pulses within the neurons in our brains. Will this technology completely change humanity and what it means to be human? Big players like Elon Musk and Facebook have teased their entrance into a market that’s expected to reach $1.72B by 2022. New research is pouring out of universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The University of California in San Francisco.
WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: What is the next step once they achieve this goal, is it integration with a “Cloned Body”, so that the “Elite” can continually replace their old physical bodies with new cloned ones, and then download their “Complete” subconscious and memories from the old body.
FACEBOOK SUPPORTS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Facebook, no surprise, backs the Mark of the Beast (aka a global ID). Why do people need a global ID unless nationalism is dead. and satanic globalism is the future of this country
RAPTURE VS REVELATION
By Daniel Paynehttps://www.raptureready.com/2019/07/30/rapture-vs-revelation-daniel-payne/Published on: July 30, 2019 by RRadmin7 Category:Dan Payne, General Articles
Rapture: Christ stops in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
Revelation: Christ stops on the earth (Zechariah 14:4).
Rapture: Christ comes for His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Revelation: Christ comes with His saints (1 Thessalonians 3:13; Jude 14).
Rapture: A mystery unknown in OT times (1 Corinthians 15:51).
Revelation: Subject of many OT prophecies (Psalm 72; Isaiah 11; Zechariah 14).
Rapture: No major celestial events or cosmic disturbances precede.
Revelation: Great cosmic signs and wonders precede (Matthew 24:29-30).
Rapture: Identified with the Day of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 1:6, 10).
Revelation: Identified with the Day of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
Rapture: Presented as a time of blessing (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
Revelation: Presented as a time of judgement (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12).
Rapture: Takes place in a moment—in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52) strongly suggesting that the event itself will not be witnessed by the world, just the obvious aftereffects.
Revelation: Will be visible worldwide (Matthew 24:27; Revelation 1:7).
Rapture: Primarily involves the church (John 14:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Revelation: Primarily involves Israel—then also the Gentile nations (Matthew 24:21–25:46).
Rapture: Christ comes as the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16).
Revelation: Christ comes as the Sun of Righteousness with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2).
Rapture: Those taken are taken for blessing (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Those left are left for judgement (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3).
Revelation: Those taken are taken for judgement (Matthew 13:40-42). Those left are left for blessing (Matthew 13:43).
Rapture: No dating system is given for events preceding the Rapture.
Revelation: An extensive dating system is given in Revelation, such as 1260 days, 42 months, and 3.5 years (Daniel 7:25, 12:7, 11, 12; Revelation 11:2, 12:14, 13:5).
Rapture: The title “Son of Man” is never used in any of the passages dealing with the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:13; Revelation 22:20; etc.).
Revelation: The Revelation is spoken of as the coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 16:28, 24:27, 30, 39; Mark 13:26; Luke 21:27).
Rapture: Not mentioned in the Synoptic Gospels but alluded to several times in John’s Gospel (John 14).
Revelation: Is characteristic in the Synoptics but hardly mentioned in John’s Gospel.
Side Note: There is disagreement on whether the Rapture is alluded to by the Lord in Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-37. The two men in the field (Matthew 24:40) seems to indicate daylight while at the same time the two men in bed (Luke 17:34) seems to indicate night.
Taken together, both the scenarios mentioned above seem to indicate a somewhat normal daytime—nighttime cycle. However, as clearly indicated in Matthew 24:29, that clearly will not be the case at the Revelation. So if a normal day/night cycle is described in Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-37, this would then support an allusion to the Rapture.
However, the Lord’s answer to His disciple’s question of where those would be taken in Luke 17:37 seems to indicate they will be taken to judgment at the Revelation.
In closing, just as God poured out His wrath upon Jerusalem in 70 A.D. for rejecting His Son, God will also pour out His wrath on the world after rejecting His Son. Jerusalem was very likely fully reached with the gospel of Christ by 70 A.D., so their time was up.
However, God purposed for Jerusalem and all Israel to be reborn in the last days (Isaiah 66:8; Ezekiel 36-37) coinciding with most of the rest of the world having been reached with the gospel. We have now arrived at this time.
God will not repent of His wrath which He has stored up for all who have knowingly and wilfully rejected the sweet saving sacrifice of His dear Son. The time has finally come for all nations, just as it had come for Jerusalem in 70 A.D., to be judged for rejecting the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ.
There is no doubt that the church—all who have truly received salvation from the Son—will be taken home by the Son to be with Him in heaven before the Tribulation period:
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:9).
“And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come”
(1 Thessalonians 1:10).
“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).
“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).
Turn to the Lord before it’s too late.
“Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).