This Happened On Planet Earth…Aug. 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Aug 4, 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.
PROPHECY UPDATE END TIMES NEWS HEADLINES – 8/3/19
Published on Aug 4, 2019
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 8/3/19 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.
INF Treaty expires w/Russia-US will test new missile-Tensions escalate with China & US
Published on Aug 3, 2019
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -US formally withdraws from nuclear treaty with Russia, prepares to test new missile -Trump plays down new apparent North Korea test, still open to talks -Russia Senses U.S. Wants Pretext for Persian Gulf Conflict -Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab rejects tanker swap with Iran -Germany rejects US call to join Gulf task-force -Crackdown Coming? China Gathers Forces On Hong Kong Border Amid Unrest -Chinese forces gathering at Hong Kong border, White House officials monitoring escalation -China warns of retaliation after Trump threatens fresh tariffs
LATEST WORLD NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES – SUNDAY AUGUST 04th 2019
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:
WHY IS THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE HARD TO BELIEVE?
QUESTION: Why do some Christians have trouble believing in a pre-trib rapture (or a rapture at all)? Maybe they don’t understand that Jesus paid our debt in full?
ANSWER: I think the biggest barrier to accepting the pre-trib rapture is the belief that the Church has to be purified by judgment to be made worthy to dwell with God. The idea that He would take us out of the way before He judges the world for its sins seems too good to be true. Even people who claim to be saved by grace have trouble believing this, especially when they look at the state of the Church today. However, to support this belief they have to interpret Scriptures in such a way as to make them say something the Lord never intended.
Also, many of them think that because of their own diligence the Lord will protect them throughout the time of judgment while judging other believers who haven’t lived a good Christian life. They apparently don’t realize that to God sin is not a matter of degree, and that there’s no one who could live a good enough life to escape judgment on his or her own merits. It’s a faith plus works equation that is not compatible with the doctrine of salvation by grace.
The only righteousness sufficient to protect us from judgment is the righteousness that comes from God through faith in Jesus Christ. This righteousness is given to all believers because from God’s perspective there’s no difference between us. We’re all sinners who fall short of the glory of God. By faith we are justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus (Romans 3:22-24).
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.
DECEIVED BY THE APOSTATE CHURCH?
QUESTION: My question has to do with the “falling away” of 2 Thes. 2:3. I understand that many will be deceived by/into the apostate church of the End Times through various avenues. If someone starts out as a true Christian but in the process of living becomes deceived and does not realize nor repent of this but continues to sincerely believe they are following Jesus even though they have fallen away from the Gospel they were saved with and their relationship with Jesus, have they lost their salvation?
ANSWER: The people who are being drawn away from true Christianity into the apostate “church” are Christians in name only who have never had a true heart conversion. We know this because in 2 Cor. 1:21-22, Paul wrote that God accepted responsibility for keeping us saved when He set His seal of ownership on us and put His Spirit in our heart as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come.
In John 6:38-40 Jesus said he would never lose any of us. John 10:27-30 and Romans 8:38-39 both say that no one can ever get us away from the Lord. That includes us.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
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
· Major stratospheric eruption at Ulawun volcano, ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., . Papua New Guinea
· Strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hit near the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia :SQ- QUAKE MAGNITUDEs DOWNGRADED BY USGS.THE ATTACK ON ALT-NEWS IS TO SILENCE ANY WARNINGS OF LOOMING CATACLYSMS
· RECENT EARTHQUAKES CALIFORNIA NEVADA BORDER – NOTICE THE ZIPPER LIKE EQUIDISTANT HOLES RUNNING UP THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT AND NOW INTENSE CLUSTERING IN RIDGECREST AREA
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
· 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.
EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:
· Thirsty’ elephant is caught opening a tap with its trunk to drink water from a sink in Botswana camp
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION – SUNDAY AUGUST 04th 2019
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
CHINA IS EXTREMELY ANGRY, AND THEY NOW CONSIDER THE UNITED STATES TO BE ENEMY #1
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/china-is-extremely-angry-and-they-now-consider-the-united-states-to-be-enemy-1 – August 2, 2019 by Michael Snyder
Have relations between the United States and China finally reached the point of no return? At this moment, it would be difficult to overstate how angry the Chinese are with the United States. Chinese officials are firmly blaming the United States for the enormous political protests that we have witnessed in Hong Kong in recent weeks, and on Thursday President Trump slapped another round of tariffs on Chinese imports. Sadly, most Americans aren’t even paying much attention to these developments, but over in China everyone is talking about these things.
And of course the truth is that they aren’t just talking – the Chinese are absolutely seething with anger toward the U.S., and they aren’t afraid to express it.
Let me give you a perfect example of what I am talking about. One of the most highly respected news anchors in China, Kang Hui, actually used an expletive when referring to the United States during a news broadcast earlier this week. Normally I would never have such language in one of my articles, but this comment made headlines all over the globe, and I think that it is very important for all of us to understand what the Chinese are saying about us. So since this is a news item of critical importance, I have decided not to censor this quote at all. The following comes from the New York Times…
“They stir up more troubles and crave the whole world to be in chaos, acting like a shit-stirring stick,” Mr. Kang said on the usually stolid 7 p.m. national news program on CCTV, China’s state broadcaster. The expletive quickly became one of the most-searched-for phrases on Chinese social media.
In a follow-up video on a CCTV social media account, Mr. Kang boasted about how he had taunted the United States.
“If a handful of Americans always stir up troubles, then we are sorry,” he intoned. “No more do we talk about certain issues. We will also target you. We will bash you till your faces are covered with mud. We will bash you till you are left speechless.”
Could you imagine Anderson Cooper saying something similar about China on CNN?
And actually Mr. Kang likely has far more viewers than Anderson Cooper does.
Most Americans spend very little time thinking about relations with China, but over in China they are absolutely furious with us right now, and the developing situation in Hong Kong is one of the biggest reasons for that anger. Millions of people have flooded the streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks, and it appears that the Chinese have decided that enough is enough. According to Bloomberg, U.S. officials are closely watching “a congregation of Chinese forces on Hong Kong’s border”…
The White House is monitoring what a senior administration official called a congregation of Chinese forces on Hong Kong’s border.
Weeks of unrest in the Chinese territory have begun to overwhelm Hong Kong’s police, who have found themselves in violent clashes with protesters. China warned Monday that the civil disorder had gone “far beyond” peaceful protest after police deployed tear gas over the weekend.
Could it be possible that Chinese forces could soon storm across the border?
And there have also been other signs that China is about to do something drastic…
And also on Wednesday, Chen Daoxiang, the commander of China’s military garrison in Hong Kong — which holds around 6,000 troops — said his forces were “determined to protect national sovereignty, security, stability and the prosperity of Hong Kong.” His remarks came as China released a new propaganda video which include armed forces practicing shooting at protestors, after which he underscored his support for the city’s chief executive for “rigorously enforcing the law.”
Yes, Hong Kong is now technically part of China. But according to the agreement that was signed when the British handed over Hong Kong, the city is supposed to be allowed to govern itself to a large degree until 2047…
After taking over Hong Kong in a war in the 1800s, Britain returned it to China in 1997 with an important stipulation: The city would partly govern itself for 50 years before fully falling under Beijing’s control. So until 2047, the expectation was that the city and the mainland would operate under the principle known as “one country, two systems.”
So if China ends up sending troops into Hong Kong to end the political protests, the Trump administration will be extremely upset, and tensions between our two nations will go up several more notches.
A new development in the trade war is the other reason why the Chinese are so angry with us right now.
After President Trump hit China with new tariffs on Thursday, China’s ambassador to the United Nations warned that the Chinese are prepared to implement “necessary countermeasures”…
China’s new ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said Beijing would take “necessary countermeasures” to protect its rights and bluntly described Trump’s move as “an irrational, irresponsible act.”
“China’s position is very clear that if U.S. wishes to talk, then we will talk, if they want to fight, then we will fight,” Zhang told reporters in New York, also signalling that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries on dealing with North Korea.
In other words, the Chinese are not going to back down one bit, and they are going to hit us back hard.
And Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said similar things when she addressed reporters on Friday…
“China will not accept any form of pressure, intimidation or deception,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference Friday.
China‘s Ministry of Commerce released a statement that said Beijing would impose countermeasures.
“The U.S. has to bear all the consequences,” the statement said. “China believes there will be no winners of this trade war and does not want to fight. But we are not afraid to fight and will fight if necessary.”
In the end, it is very true that there “will be no winners” in this trade war. The Chinese know where our pain points are, and they will not be afraid to fight dirty.
A rapidly deteriorating relationship with China is a big part of the scenario that we have been anticipating. As I discussed yesterday, it is exceedingly unlikely that there will be a trade deal between the United States and China before the 2020 presidential election. And to be honest, it is far more likely that our conflict with China will escalate well beyond just a “trade war” in the months ahead.
The two largest economic superpowers on the entire planet are now locked in a monumental struggle for dominance, and it is going to result in a tremendous amount of economic pain for the entire planet.
Unfortunately, most Americans are completely and utterly clueless about what is going on, and so most of them are still convinced that everything is going to be just fine.
RUMORS OF WAR: VENEZUELA ‘READY FOR BATTLE’ IF U.S. IMPOSES BLOCKADE
Venezuela ‘ready for battle’ if Trump imposes blockade – Maduro
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his country was “prepared for battle” if the US imposes a quarantine, and said his envoy to the UN would denounce the “illegal” threat before the Security Council.
“We are all prepared for battle if anyone tries to impose a quarantine or blockade on Venezuela,”Maduro said, speaking at an event in the state of La Guaira on Friday afternoon, adding that the threat only shows the “desperation and irritation” of the US government.
“Not in Venezuela! is my message to criminal imperialism,” Maduro said.
He was responding to a remark by US President Donald Trump from Thursday, when he told reporters outside the White House he was considering a blockade of Venezuela due to “foreign involvement” of Russia, China and Iran.
“Yes, I am,” Trump said, repeating it several times before boarding a helicopter.
Samuel Moncada, Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN, has been instructed to denounce the threat to the Security Council, Maduro said, vowing that Venezuela will remain “free and independent” despite US pressure.
Claiming it sought to “restore democracy” in Venezuela, the US recognised opposition politician Juan Guaido as “interim president” in January and demanded Maduro’s resignation. Guaido’s repeated attempts to install himself in the presidential palace have failed, however, culminating in the April 30 military uprising that ended in total fiasco.
THOUSANDS PROTEST AT GAZA BORDER, EXPLOSIVE DEVICES NOW IN USE
Some 6,000 Palestinians gathered near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel Friday to take part in weekly protests near the fence.
The Kan public broadcaster reported that some demonstrators broke through Hamas checkpoints set up to prevent mass rushes of protesters toward the border.
According to Hebrew-language media reports, rioters hurled rocks and explosive devices toward IDF troops stationed on the border. There were no reports of Israeli injuries.
In addition, a fire started in the Simhoni Forest, close to the border community of Kfar Aza, was thought to have been ignited by incendiary balloons launched from the Strip.
Channel 13 news earlier reported that the IDF had bolstered its presence in the region surrounding the enclave and was prepared for “every possible scenario” after a Palestinian gunman injured three Israeli soldiers in a firefight before being killed a day earlier.
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President Macron never says he is sorry for those who have lost an eye or a hand… from extreme police brutality. Instead, he asked the French parliament to pass a law that almost completely abolishes the right to protest and the presumption of innocence, and that allows the arrest of anyone, anywhere, even without cause. The law was passed.
In June, the French parliament passed another law, severely punishing anyone who says or writes something that might contain “hate speech”. The law is so vague that an American legal scholar, Jonathan Turley, felt compelled to react. “France”, he wrote, “has now become one of the biggest international threats to freedom of speech”.
The main concern of Macron and the French government seems not to be the risk of riots, the public’s discontent, the disappearance of Christianity, the disastrous economic situation, or Islamization and its consequences. Instead, it is climate change.
“The West no longer knows what it is, because it does not know and does not want to know what shaped it, what constituted it, what it was and what it is. (…) This self-asphyxiation leads naturally to a decadence that opens the way to new barbaric civilizations.” — Cardinal Robert Sarah, in Le soir approche et déjà le jour baisse(“The Evening Comes, and already the Light Darkens”).
A recent survey put out by Fox News found that six in ten Americans believe that Iran poses a threat to America’s safety. These Americans are backed up in their convictions as they recently witnessed the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatening a British warship. This came after Iran attacked a Japanese tanker, had its proxies attack an international airport in Saudi Arabia and seized a British ship.
The Mullahs can also harm America via their proxies in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Given this fact, it is of utmost importance that Americans pay attention to how the Islamic Republic is entrenching itself in Syria.
There has been increased infiltration by Iran-supported militias along the border with Israel. Four Lebanese Hezbollah bases were established in Southern Syria over the past year, three of them in Zara and one of them in Quneitra.
The report claims that Hezbollah utilizes these bases in order to train new volunteers and to store weapons and armaments for the terror group. According to the Safadi Center, Hezbollah and the Iranian regime are increasingly spreading out along the Golan Heights, thus posing a strategic threat to the State of Israel:
This is done in order to realize the regional ambitions of the Iranian regime, which seeks to establish a Shia Crescent from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea.
“Hezbollah is not satisfied with providing training bases for the regime and its volunteers,” Mendi Safadi, the head of the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights, states. He continues:
Iran is in charge of Syria. Assad is a figurehead for Syria but the people who run the day to day operations in Syria are Iran. They have bases throughout the country. We see their influence in all of Syria in general. In fact, they have been working on changing the character of Syria so that it will be Shia and the demographics are changing in favor of groups allied with Iran. They are shipping in oil tankers, weapons and people. It is a fact.
Iran started not just now. They supported groups and are building up their influence slowly in Syria, economic to military. Now, they fully control Syrian day to day life. It is not so easy to detect anymore. They gave citizenship to people, changed neighborhoods and they let people economically rely on them. People began to rely on them. It is not easy to detect like an army. They look Syrian. They dress like Syrians. They learned to speak Syrian Arabic. They embedded themselves in Syrian society. What Iran is doing is more a threat to Syria and the whole Middle East for they are embedded in Syria.
Despite the finger-pointing and outcries of dismay from those who are watching the government discard the rule of law at every turn, the question is not whether Donald Trump is the new Adolf Hitler but whether the American Police State is the new Third Reich.
For those who can view the present and past political landscape without partisan blinders, the warning signs are unmistakable: the Deep State’s love affair with totalitarianism began long ago.
Indeed, with every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention.
These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme. Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where the only law that counts comes in the form of heavy-handed, unilateral dictates from a supreme ruler who uses a secret police to control the populace.
That danger is now posed by the FBI, whose laundry list of crimes against the American people includes surveillance, disinformation, blackmail, entrapment, intimidation tactics, harassment and indoctrination, governmental overreach, abuse, misconduct, trespassing, enabling criminal activity, and damaging private property, and that’s just based on what we know.
Whatever minimal restrictions initially kept the FBI’s surveillance activities within the bounds of the law have all but disappeared post-9/11. Since then, the FBI has been transformed into a mammoth federal policing and surveillance agency that largely operates as a power unto itself, beyond the reach of established laws, court rulings and legislative mandates.
Consider the FBI’s far-reaching powers to surveil, detain, interrogate, investigate, prosecute, punish, police and generally act as a law unto themselves—much like their Nazi cousins, the Gestapo—and then try to convince yourself that the United States is still a constitutional republic.
Just like the Gestapo, the FBI has vast resources, vast investigatory powers, and vast discretion to determine who is an enemy of the state.
Today, the FBI employs more than 35,000 individuals and operates more than 56 field offices in major cities across the U.S., as well as 400 resident agencies in smaller towns, and more than 50 international offices. In addition to their “data campus,” which houses more than 96 million sets of fingerprints from across the United States and elsewhere, the FBI has also built a vast repository of “profiles of tens of thousands of Americans and legal residents who are not accused of any crime. What they have done is appear to be acting suspiciously to a town sheriff, a traffic cop or even a neighbor.” The FBI’s burgeoning databases on Americans are not only being added to and used by local police agencies, but are also being made available to employers for real-time background checks.
All of this is made possible by the agency’s nearly unlimited resources (its minimum budget alone in fiscal year 2015 was $8.3 billion), the government’s vast arsenal of technology, the interconnectedness of government intelligence agencies, and information sharing through fusion centers—data collecting intelligence agencies spread throughout the country that constantly monitor communications (including those of American citizens), everything from internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails.
Working through the U.S. Post Office, the FBI has access to every piece of mail that passes through the postal system: more than 160 billion pieces are scanned and recorded annually. Moreover, the agency’s National Security Letters, one of the many illicit powers authorized by the USA Patriot Act, allows the FBI to secretly demand that banks, phone companies, and other businesses provide them with customer information and not disclose those demands to the customer.
FBI’s spying capabilities can delve into Americans’ most intimate details (and allow local police to do so, as well).
In addition to technology (which is shared with police agencies) that allows them to listen in on phone calls, read emails and text messages, and monitor web activities, the FBI’s surveillance boasts an invasive collection of spy tools ranging from Stingray devices that can track the location of cell phones to Triggerfish devices which allow agents to eavesdrop on phone calls. In one case, the FBI actually managed to remotely reprogram a “suspect’s” wireless internet card so that it would send “real-time cell-site location data to Verizon, which forwarded the data to the FBI.” Law enforcement agencies are also using social media tracking software to monitor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Moreover, secret FBI rules also allow agents to spy on journalists without significant judicial oversight.
Much like the Gestapo’s ability to profile based on race and religion, and its assumption of guilt by association, the FBI’s approach to pre-crime allows it to profile Americans based on a broad range of characteristics including race and religion.
The agency’s biometric database has grown to massive proportions, the largest in the world, encompassing everything from fingerprints, palm, face and iris scans to DNA, and is being increasingly shared between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to target potential criminals long before they ever commit a crime. This is what’s known as pre-crime.
Much like the Gestapo infiltrated communities in order to spy on the German citizenry, the FBI routinely infiltrates political and religious groups, as well as businesses.
As Cora Currier writes for the Intercept: “Using loopholes it has kept secret for years, the FBI can in certain circumstances bypass its own rules in order to send undercover agents or informants into political and religious organizations, as well as schools, clubs, and businesses…” The FBI has even been paying Geek Squad technicians at Best Buy to spy on customers’ computers without a warrant.
Just as the Gestapo united and militarized Germany’s police forces into a national police force, America’s police forces have largely been federalized and turned into a national police force.
In addition to government programs that provide the nation’s police forces with military equipment and training, the FBI also operates a National Academy that trains thousands of police chiefs every year and indoctrinates them into an agency mindset that advocates the use of surveillance technology and information sharing between local, state, federal, and international agencies.
Just as the Gestapo’s secret files on political leaders were used to intimidate and coerce, the FBI’s files on anyone suspected of “anti-government” sentiment have been similarly abused.
“We the people” are in hot water now.
The Constitution doesn’t stand a chance against a federalized, globalized standing army of government henchmen protected by legislative, judicial and executive branches that are all on the same side, no matter what political views they subscribe to: suffice it to say, they are not on our side or the side of freedom.
From Clinton to Bush, then Obama and now Trump, it’s as if we’ve been caught in a time loop, forced to re-live the same thing over and over again: the same assaults on our freedoms, the same disregard for the rule of law, the same subservience to the Deep State, and the same corrupt, self-serving government that exists only to amass power, enrich its shareholders and ensure its continued domination.
Can the Fourth Reich happen here?
As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, it’s already happening right under our noses.
The FBI has released a 15-page document warning of the dangers of “anti-government, identity-based, and fringe conspiracy theories.” The law enforcement agency says that these are “very likely to motivate some domestic extremists to commit criminal, sometimes violent activity.” The document seems to recommend increased social media and web censorship.
The FBI assesses anti-government, identity-based, and fringe political conspiracy theories very likely motivate some domestic extremists, wholly or in part, to commit criminal and sometimes violent activity. The FBI further assesses in some cases these conspiracy theories very likely encourage the targeting of specific people, places, and organizations, thereby increasing the Iikelihood of violence against these targets. These assessments are made with high confidenced, based on information from other law enforcement agencies, open-source information, court documents, human sources with varying degrees of access and corroboration, and FBI investigations.
One key assumption driving these assessments is that certain conspiracy theory narratives tacitly support or legitimize violent action. The FBI also assumes some, but not all individuals or domestic extremists who hold such beliefs will act on them. The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modem information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts. Indicators that may lead to revised judgements or cause a change in the confidence level assoc iated with this assessment include a lack of conspiracy theory-driven criminal or violent activity in the near to long term or significant efforts by major social media companies and websites to remove, regulate, or counter potentially harmful conspiratorial content.
So what do they consider conspiracy theories? A few of the theories and topics mentioned in the document are QAnon, Pizzagate, the New World Order, various child-sex trafficking ring theories, and racial extremists. Interestingly, there is no specific mention in this document of Antifa and their theories, despite the fact that they’re decidedly anti-government and confirmably violent.
The FBI believes the internet causes anti-government theories to spread.
The internet brings people together in forums, on social media, in private online chatrooms, and via email. The document released by the FBI seems to consider that this is part of the problem.
Although conspiracy theory-driven crime and violence is not a new phenomenon, today’s information environment has changed the way conspiracy theories develop, spread, and evolve. The advent of the Internet and social media has enabled promoters of conspiracy theories to produce and share greater volumes of material via online platforms that larger audiences of consumers can quickly and easily access.
Based on the increased volume and reach of conspiratorial content due to modern communication methods, it is logical to assume that more extremist-minded individuals will be exposed to potentially harmful conspiracy theories, accept ones that are favorable to their views, and possibly carry out criminal or violent actions as a result. The Internet has also enabled a ‘crowd-sourcing’ effect wherein conspiracy theory followers themselves shape a given theory by presenting information that supplements, expands, or localizes its narrative.
The examples above demonstrate how crowd-sourced conspiracy theories can influence which entities extremists choose to target. These examples also substantiate concerns expressed by some researchers who believe a rise of conspiracism, fostered in part by the Internet, may be accompanied by a search for scapegoats-those believed to be the conspirators’ allies, henchmen, or collaborators.
This is worrisome, as censorship of any alternative view is already at an all-time high, with a coordinated purge of alternative media websites from social media outlets and a major search engine. It seems as though this could potentially lead to even more censorship. Maybe that’s what it’s actually for – to give social media outlets even more justification for cracking down on free yet unpopular speech.
How does the FBI define “conspiracy theory?”
The document notes the FBI’s definition of “conspiracy theories.”
Although many conspiracy theories appear benign or inconsequential, others create serious risks. Throughout history, such conspiracy theories have fueled prejudice, witch-hunts, genocide, and acts of terrorism.’ In the context of domestic terrorism, extremists often view the activities of alleged conspirators as an existential threat that can only be stopped through drastic, or even violent means…
…A conspiracy theory is an attempt to explain events or circumstances as the result of a group of actors working in secret to benefit themselves at the expense of othersr. Conspiracy theories typically allege wrongdoing by powerful others (for example, public officials, business executives, scientists) or societally marginalized groups (for example, Muslims, Jews), and are most prevalent among individuals with extreme political viewsg. Some conspiracy theories point to weak circumstantial evidence, but ignore stronger evidence that would refute their claims.
So, does this definition mean that anyone who disagrees with the official story about anything is a dangerous conspiracy theorist?
What theories are the FBI worried about?
The FBI document mentions numerous arrests, some of which were not widely publicized. The document also provided a list of conspiracy theories that they find particularly worrisome in Appendix B.
The conspiracy theories referenced in this intelligence bulletin have been categorized as anti government, identity-based, or fringe political because they assert secretive, malevolent acts either by an allegedly hostile and tyrannical federal government, by racial, religious, or social minority groups, or by political opponents.
(U) NWO: A group of international elites controls governments, industry, and media organizations, instigates major wars, carries out secret staged events, and manipulates economies with the goal of establishing global rule.
(U) UN: The UN is being used by an evil global cabal to erode American sovereignty, strip away individual liberties, and bring foreign troops to American soil in order to replace democracy with global tyranny.”
(U) False Flags: The official story surrounding a given terrorist attack or mass shooting is a lie; the event was staged or conducted by the government to justify encroachments on civil liberties.
(U) Zionist Occupied Government: Jewish agents secretly control the governments of Western states and are conspiring to achieve world domination.
(U) Islamberg: The small Muslim community near Hancock, New York known as Islamberg is a terrorist training camp; its residents, who pose as peaceful Muslims, are in fact Islamic radicals operating as a terrorist sleeper cell.
(U) Pizzagate: High ranking democratic officials are or were involved in a child sex trafficking ring centred at the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, DC.’
(U) QAnon: An anonymous government official known as “Q” posts classified information online to reveal a covert effort, led by President Trump, to dismantle a conspiracy involving “deep state” actors and global elites allegedly engaged in an international child sex trafficking ring.’
Most people who question the status quo would not be surprised if this document is just the beginning of a crackdown on anyone who refuses to accept the mainstream explanations because they might “engage in criminal or violent activity.”
While some of the theories mentioned are pretty far-fetched, the First Amendment protects free speech – and that includes conspiracy theories. Most people who believe that there are paedophiles in our government or who question the official reports of heinous events will never become violent. But now, it appears they may become targets of suspicion based on their thought crimes.
And when this FBI report is combined with the recently introduced Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019, which focuses on developing “a national strategy to prevent targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment and management, and for other purposes,” it certainly could make critical thinkers a little bit nervous.
RAINS, ‘APOCALYPTIC FLOODING’, LANDSLIDES, CROCODILE INFESTED WATERS IN 5 COUNTRIES
It seems that floods and floodings are currently increasing around the globe.
After the apocalyptic midwest floods that have started in April 2019 – and that drowned millions of calves and completely obliterated the US food industry – it’s now Europe (UK and Norway) as well as Asia (Pakistan, India and China) that are mainly hit by torrential rains, flash flooding and drownings.
DAM COLLAPSE IN THE UK – 6,500 PEOPLE EVACUATED
As already reported yesterday, about 6,500 people have been rescued from Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, UK, after the partial collapse of Toddbrook Reservoir dam.
The latest aerial pictures from Whaley Bridge, where experts are assessing the damage to the Toddbrook reservoir. pic.twitter.com/Yen3lRADBr
— BBC Radio Derby (@BBCDerby) August 1, 2019
An RAF Chinook was dropping sandbags on the Toddbrook Reservoir dam, in a bid to stop the 19th century structure further collapsing.
An RAF Chinook drops sandbags on the Toddbrook Reservoir dam, in a bid to stop the 19th century structure collapsing.
More than 2,000 homes are at risk and thousands of people have been evacuated from Whaley Bridge.https://t.co/isuEde9pVEpic.twitter.com/oUpHWWLsck
— ITV News (@itvnews) August 2, 2019
A severe flood warning was issued for River Goyt at Whaley Bridge due to damage to Toddbrook Reservoir was .
Severe Flood Warning for River Goyt at Whaley Bridge due to damage to Toddbrook Reservoir. Please follow advice of emergency services https://t.co/X44AnNKXqV pic.twitter.com/88LO6u6TRn
— John Curtin (@johncurtinEA) August 1, 2019
CROCODILES INVADE THE FLOODED CITY OF VADODARA, INDIA
About half a metre of rain fell in 24 hours producing heavy flooding in parts of the state of Gujarat in the west of India.
Residents and pets living in Vadodara and other cities of Gujarat have now the difficualt and dangerous task to live in water infested by aggressive crocodiles:
#GujaratRains #Vadodara #NDRFHQ
around darshnam central park vadodara pic.twitter.com/GPfUerEP7c
— Mritunjay Shukla (@prof_mshukla) August 1, 2019
Meanwhile at least 3 people have died after heavy rain in the state of Rajasthan. Terrifying, isn’t it?
DEADLY FLOODING IN NORWAY
At least 1 person is missing and over 150 have been evacuated after heavy rain triggered landslides, floods and debris flows in south-western Norway on 30 July, 2019.
CHINA FLOODING WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS
Another massive flooding in China’s north-eastern Heilongjiang Province has displaced around 11,400 people and damaged over 2,500 homes. The direct economic losses are estimated to reach over US$315 million.
RAIN CAUSES DEADLY FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES IN PAKISTAN
At least 10 people have died in rain and flood-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan over the last few days.
Flash flooding and landslides, affected 10 districts in the province, killed 10 people and injured 29. Furthermore, 9 houses were destroyed and 16 severely damaged.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Christopher Mims
Over a period of three months in 2016, a small aircraft circled above the same parts of West Baltimore that so recently drew the ire of President Trump. Operated by a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems, the plane was equipped with 12 cameras which, at 8,000 feet, could take in 32 square miles of city in minute detail.
This system is an update of one originally designed for the Air Force, which was used in Iraq to provide aerial intelligence to Marines as they rolled into Fallujah, says Ross McNutt, founder and president of Persistent Surveillance Systems. Only this time, it was being used to catch criminals in the U.S.
Across 300 hours of flight time, the system captured 23 shootings, five of them fatal. In some instances, detective could use this 192-megapixel gods’-eye view to trace suspects to their getaway cars, then rewind to points when those cars had passed in front of one of the city’s 744 closed-circuit cameras.
Mr. McNutt argues that this system could reduce crime in Baltimore by up to 30%. There’s no research to back up that claim, only a 2017 review by the National Police Foundationrecommending further study.
Persistent Surveillance Systems’ trial in Baltimore was only disclosed to the public two weeks after its initial phase was completed, which led to an uproar and backlash. Now, some activists and community leaders want it to come back—after all, as of 2017, Baltimore has the highest per-capita murder rate for a large city in the U.S.
Scholars say that aerial surveillance by police and private firms alike is legal in some circumstances but not in others—and that this area of law remains unresolved. In this case all that would be needed, Mr. McNutt says, would be the blessing of the city’s mayor, Bernard Young. But the mayor is not interested in pursuing this technology, says a spokesman for his office.
Other mayors may soon have to make similar decisions. This technology, broadly known as wide-area surveillance, addresses the problem of police not being able to get to where they’re needed when they’re needed. It’s rapidly falling in price, and finding a variety of new applications.
So far, local law enforcement has been wary of the potential political blowback of using drones for persistent surveillance, but drones aren’t strictly necessary. Many of our cities are blanketed by surveillance cameras monitoring a specific area—New York City has more than 8,000 of them. Most wide-area surveillance tech fits somewhere between CCTV cameras and all-seeing eyes in the sky.
With enough cameras, these systems could produce explorable, three-dimensional maps, where analysts could follow persons of interest as if a drone were hovering over them at all times, says Arthur Holland Michel, founder of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College and author of “Eyes in the Sky,” a book about this technology. The question is, will privacy-minded citizens accept it?
HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK IN FLORIDA DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
With 56 new cases of Hepatitis A reported statewide in the week since the last reporting period, the Florida Surgeon General declared a public health emergency on Thursday, allowing health officials to test and treat people suspected of carrying the virus.
“I am declaring this Public Health Emergency as a proactive step to appropriately alert the public to this serious illness and prevent further spread of Hepatitis A in our state,” Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees said. “The best way to prevent hepatitis A is through vaccination. It is important that we vaccinate as many high-risk individuals as possible in order to achieve herd immunity.”
The number of reported Hepatitis A cases in Florida in 2019 rose to 2,034 as of July 27, up from the 1,978 cases reported on July 20, the Florida Department of Health said.
The critically impacted counties are Brevard, Citrus, Glades, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, Taylor, and Volusia. Most of that area is in Central and Western Florida.
The number of Hepatitis A cases in Florida has exploded in 2019, with this year’s 2,034 cases nearly four times the 548 cases reported in all of 2018, according to the Health Department. And there are five more months to be accounted for in 2019.
In 2014, just five years ago, there were only 106 cases in the state, the health department’s figures show.
Florida’s outbreak coincides with a national surge in cases.
Since the Hepatitis A outbreak was first identified in 2016, there have been 22,566 reported cases in 25 states as of July 26, the CDC reports. Of those, 13,352 cases, or 59 percent, resulted in hospitalizations and 221 people died.
According to the CDC, the five states with the highest number of cases are:
Kentucky: 4,793 (As of July 13)
Ohio: 3,220 (As of July 22)
West Virginia: 2,528 (As of July 3)
Florida: 2,220 (As of June 30)
Tennessee: 2.022 (As of July 19)
PHILADELPHIA DECLARES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
Philadelphia has declared a public health emergency as hepatitis A cases continue to skyrocket. A major source of the problem is human feces on city streets.
The outbreak is centered in the Kensington area, and city leaders say it’s mostly impacting the homeless community and drug users. But they say we all could be at risk.
“I know they’re trying to help and down in Kensington, we don’t get help down here,” Kensington resident Niyad Vaughn said.
Help is on the way to deal with the hepatitis A outbreak. It began with the health department declaring a public emergency Thursday.
“The emergency declaration is to call the healthcare community to partner with us rapidly, to administer vaccines to as many of these folks as we can, as soon as we can, to quell this outbreak,” Dr. Steven Alles, with the Philadelphia Department of Health, said.
(3RD LD) PM SAYS JAPAN ‘CROSSED LINE’ WITH REMOVAL OF S. KOREA FROM WHITELIST
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190803001453325?section=news – All Headlines 19:31 August 03, 2019
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SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Saturday blasted Japan for its decision to remove South Korea from a whitelist of trusted trading partners, saying that it “crossed a line it should not have.”
“(The decision) is the second retaliation after the country imposed export restrictions on key chip materials,” Lee said at a Cabinet meeting.
He also said such moves could “jeopardize bilateral relations between South Korea and Japan, international free trade and interdependent economic cooperation regime, and cause a crack in the three-way security alliance with the United States.”
“We cannot but sternly deal with the matter.”
On Friday, Japan’s Cabinet passed a bill striking South Korea from its list of countries that require only minimal procedures to purchase sensitive materials that can be used for military use.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has denounced Japan’s move as a “very reckless decision”, warning that South Korea will take corresponding measures and Japan will bear full responsibility for the consequences.
In Saturday’s cabinet session, Lee promised all-out efforts to cope with the repercussions and devise detailed follow-up measures with full interagency collaboration, as well as cooperation with companies.
The National Assembly passed a 5.83 trillion-won (US$4.9 billion) supplementary budget bill on Friday to support the government’s efforts to prop up the slowing economy and tackle Japan’s export curbs against Seoul.
The extra budget bill includes 273.2 billion won set aside to tackle the restrictions, Lee noted, promising to work to best execute the plan.
The budget approval came after the parliament unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Japan over the export controls and calling for an immediate withdrawal of the measures against South Korea at a plenary meeting the same day.
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon presides over a Cabinet meeting at the central government complex building in Seoul on Aug. 3, 2019. (Yonhap)
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon presides over a Cabinet meeting at the central government complex building in Seoul on Aug. 3, 2019. (Yonhap)
After the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki told officials that the ministry will draw up financial and tax measures for companies to minimize the impact of Japanese trade curbs.
The government must make efforts to prevent domestic economic sentiment from worsening over the Japanese measures, Hong said.
Separately, South Korea’s financial regulator called an emergency meeting on Saturday with executives from banks to discuss financial support for companies that are affected by Japan’s decision to remove Korea from the list of trusted export destinations.
The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said state-run financial institutions will offer a one-year extension of maturity for outstanding loans and guarantees for companies that are subject to Japan’s tightened export controls.
State-run financial institutions will also provide fresh loans of 6 trillion won to help stabilise affected business operations and diversify their supply chains, the FSC said.
The FSC has played down market speculation that Japan’s export curbs may escalate into retaliatory measures in the Korean financial sector.
However, the government is closely monitoring market situations and remains vigilant with contingency plans in place against any possible scenario, the FSC said.
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