This Happened On Planet Earth…June 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Jun 1, 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: “Jupiter Collision” (Nibiru) Debris “Heavens Are Shaking”
Published on Jun 1, 2019
Steven Ben DeNoon explains to Pastor Paul Begley of the coming “Jupiter Collision” from Nibiru Debris as the “Heavens Are Shaking” on TV Show “Coming Apocalypse”
PROPHECY: “JUPITER COLLISION” (NIBIRU) DEBRIS “HEAVENS ARE SHAKING”
WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: I have to say that I must agree with some of the opening dates stated by Steven Ben DeNoon, as this would put the Rapture of the Church in the “VERY” near future, and the “Earth Disaster” of impact right on schedule (As stated in God’s book of Revelation). P.S. World disasters are “INCREASING” not “Reducing”. We are currently in the “Birth Pangs”. God has mostly used the Earth and the Heavens natural “Elements” to make his point. This is no different.
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.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
Published on Jun 1, 2019
In this Video Steven Ben DeNoon explains to Pastor Paul Begley of the coming “Jupiter Collision” from Nibiru Debris as the “Heavens Are Shaking” on TV Show “Coming Apocalypse”
YOU BE THE JUDGE, BUT REMEMBER THE BOOK OF “REVELATION” IS GOD’S JUDGEMENT ON THE PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH, AND THE DESTRUCTION THEY HAVE CAUSED TO THE EARTH WILL BE PREPARED BY GOD TO START JESUS CHRIST MILLENNIUM REIGN OF A PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL EARTH “FOR THE RIGHTEOUS”
REVELATION CH:20 TO CH22:
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Tribulation Warning: Precursors To The Daniel 9:27 Covenant Happening Now!!!
Published on May 31, 2019
The first part of Donald Trump’s “Deal Of The Century” Peace Plan is expected to be rolled out June 25-26 in Bahrain. The Palestinians are already saying they are not going. Let’s face it the way it’s looking Donald Trumps “Deal Of The The Century” Peace Plan is going to be rejected. They are already calling for to be dead on arrival. However Let’s investigate the significance of this Peace Plan. Although it most likely will be rejected it seems very possible that this could be the forerunner to the actual Daniel 9:27 covenant that starts the seven-year tribulation period. If we know the rapture of the church occurs before the tribulation period starts and we already are seeing the possible forerunner to the Daniel 9:27 covenant… that just shows us how close we are and that Jesus Christ could come for his church at any moment. Prepare ye the way! Repent! Jesus Is Coming Soon! Today Is The Day Of Salvation!
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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.
Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
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
PUT YOUR TRUST AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST (OUR SAVIOUR):
(Romans 12:2) to seek God’s will, the Lord says, “Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink or wear. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”
THIS IS THE END RESULT OF A CHRISTIANS PATIENCE AND LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
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:
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
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)
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The Meaning Of The Millennium
QUESTION: Please help me to understand something about the Millennial Kingdom. According to descriptions of the Kingdom in Isaiah and elsewhere, it will be ruled by Jesus Himself from Jerusalem. It will be characterized by peace, and “they will neither hurt nor destroy…”. How can that be if the people will be mortal and still have their sin nature to the degree that, when Satan is released 1,000 years later, the people will rebel again, bringing about a new Gog-Magog war? When do they begin to “hurt and destroy” again? What does omniscient/omnipotent Jesus do about it? This would seem to be a time when we, the Church, will be called out of the New Jerusalem to police the people (about which Scripture is silent).
ANSWER: For years I wondered about the Millennium and its purpose. Finally I concluded that it’s the final chance to show whether humans, on their own, can live up to God’s standards. People have always offered three excuses for their failure to do this, so in the Millennium those excuses will be taken away. The first excuse is to blame the devil, so for the entire 1,000 years the devil will be chained in prison (Rev. 20:2). The second excuse is to blame the bad influence of unbelievers, so at the outset of the Millennium only believers will be allowed to occupy the Earth (Matt. 25:34). And the third is to blame the absence of the Lord, so all through the Millennium the Lord will be King of all the Earth, ruling in person (Zech. 14:9).
Even in this perfect environment natural humans will fail, progressively sinking once again to a level so low that when Satan is released he can immediately mount a huge army to try one more time to defeat the Lord.
The Church will never be called out to police the Earth because the goal is not to enforce order. The Lord would need no help in doing that. The goal is to demonstrate once and for all that there is no circumstance or condition where natural humans can live a life that’s pleasing to the Lord, even one as ideal as the Millennium starts out to be.
The Meaning Of The Millennium. Follow Up
QUESTION: Re: The Meaning of the Millennium. If the earth is re-populated only with believers after the 2nd Coming, and if believers can’t loose their salvation, then how can the 1000 years be a final test for mankind? In fact, what you are saying is that some will sink so low, they actually will loose their salvation and go to battle against The Lord. Would a believer do that – and can believers do that?
ANSWER: Eternal security is a blessing only given to believers during the Church Age. Following the rapture, salvation will be conditional upon obedience and faithfulness (Rev. 14:12) just as it was in the Old Testament . Remember, Daniel’s 70th Week is a return to Old Covenant conditions. That’s why a temple and animal sacrifice are necessary. My study on The Nature of Post Church Salvation explains this.
Children born during the Millennium will have to choose to be saved and will have to remain faithful to stay that way. As is the case today, some will choose salvation and others will not. What’s different is that some of those who choose salvation will fall away. As the millennium proceeds the number of unbelievers will increase until there will be enough for a massive army to be waiting when Satan is released at its end (Rev. 20:7-8).
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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
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.
MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM:
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
IRAN REVEALS HUGE UNDERGROUND MISSILE SILO IN THE DESERT:
TEHRAN BROADCASTS FOOTAGE OF ITS WEAPONS AS IT TELLS IRANIANS THE REGIME WILL NOT BOW TO WESTERN PRESSURE OVER ITS MILITARY ARSENAL
Footage shows a tunnel stuffed with weapons, trucks and parts from a Qiam-1
Posters of the Supreme Leader and President hang outside the bunker entrance
The scene cuts to soldiers removing metal casing from a large part of a missile
Chaotic footage then shows the missile fired, with the camera engulfed in flames
There are heightened tensions between Iran and the West and Middle East states
Iran has revealed an underground missile bunker packed with bombs in footage broadcast on its state television network as a rousing message to its people.
The clip shows a long tunnel deep under the earth stuffed full of weapons, trucks and parts appearing to belong to the Qiam-1 ballistic missile system.
Outside the grand entrance to the bunker hang huge posters of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
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· D.MAIL-Iran reveals huge underground missile silo in the desert: Tehran broadcasts footage of its weapons as it tells Iranians the regime will not bow to western pressure over its military arsenal
HEZBOLLAH: ISRAEL WILL ‘PAY THE PRICE’ IF U.S. GOES TO WAR WITH IRAN
The head of Hezbollah warned on Friday that if the US went to war with Iran the whole Middle East would “erupt,” and Israel and Saudi Arabia would suffer.
“All American forces and interests in the region will be annihilated, and Israel and Saudi Arabia will pay the price,” Hassan Nasrallah said.
US President Donald Trump, “his administration, and his intelligence know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran’s borders,” the head of the Iran-backed terrorist group said in a televised speech. “Any war on Iran will mean the whole region will erupt.”
Nasrallah warned that Hezbollah was a force to reckon with, and said that Israel was vulnerable.
“We have precision missiles in Lebanon, and enough to be able to change the face of the region,” he said.
“Israel is strong but is now at its weakest point. The Zionist entity is afraid of missiles from Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Iraq,” he said. “They’re suffering from ruptures in all areas and lacking in leadership.”
Nasrallah on Friday also slammed a proposed US peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that Trump has dubbed “the deal of the century.”
“It’s a void deal… a historic crime,” he said of the plan, which has already been rejected by the Palestinians.
“This deal is a loss of Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic rights,” Nasrallah said.
Hezbollah is listed as a terrorist group by the United States.
Thousands of Iranians joined annual rallies in support of the Palestinians on Friday, also rejecting the US peace plan.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been drafting the long-awaited peace plan, the economic aspects of which are to be presented at a conference in Bahrain next month.
The United Nations earlier on Friday said it would not be taking part in that meeting on June 25 and 26 in Manama.
In December 2017, Trump broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in a move that prompted the Palestinians to cut all contacts with his administration.
Israel insists the whole of Jerusalem is its “eternal, indivisible capital.” The Palestinians demand the city’s eastern sector as the capital of their long promised state.
U.S. HAS OFFICIALLY CHANGED MAPS TO SHOW GOLAN HEIGHTS AS ISRAELI
After Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday showed off a map of Israel he received from the White House signed by President Trump, the State Department has confirmed it has officially changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
The Netanyahu photo immediately generated controversy, given the US president had written the word “Nice” beside an arrow pointing to the Golan, which appeared as part of Israel. The prime minister boasted this was one of the early “updated” versions which the president had autographed.
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner gifted him the map while touring the region ahead of a US-sponsored economic peace summit set to be held in Bahrain in late June, during which Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” plan will be unveiled, designed to achieve economic stability for the Palestinians as part of a peace plan.
The Palestinians under President Mahmoud Abbas have declared their intent to boycott the summit, saying they weren’t even consulted and don’t agree with what’s on the agenda. And crucially, China and Russia will also stay away in solidarity with the Palestinian side, but also presumably to flex their muscles in the Middle East.
“I know we have for sure… we updated the maps,” a State Department spokesperson said later in the day when pressed on if the US has formally changed the maps.
The US has published for the first time a map that shows the Golan Heights as Israeli territory 🇮🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/KoMwTfTXFN
— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) April 18, 2019
The White House bestowed US formal recognition on the disputed Syrian-claimed Golan as Israeli territory in late March days after Trump issued a single bombshell tweet which announced “it is time” for the US to “fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty” over the Golan Heights.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Israel fully annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 after capturing it from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The United Nations has never recognized Israeli annexation and settlement there, but has repeatedly condemned it — all of which has resulted in a Syria-Israel state of war ever since.
Beijing has warned the US not to underestimate its resolve to protect its sovereignty, just as the acting Pentagon chief effectively accused China of undermining regional stability and urged allies to boost their defense budgets.
Amid unprecedented tensions between US and China, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held brief talks with Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Friday in Singapore to discuss an array of security issues. The Chinese side used the opportunity to slam Washington’s repeated ‘freedom of navigation’ trips through the Taiwan Strait and urged the US to abide by the ‘one-China principle,’ which views the island nation as an integral part of the mainland.
“The Chinese side resolutely opposes the recent series of negative actions by the US on Taiwan issues,” Chinese defense ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Wu Qian said after the meeting.
The US side should not underestimate China’s determination and ability to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
While Shanahan firmly disagreed with Beijing’s assessment that US military endeavors half a world away from home are deliberately testing its patience and violating China’s sovereignty in the region, including the South China Sea, the two military leaders did agree to work on reducing tensions in the Pacific during their 20-minute discussion on the sidelines of the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue security summit.
Addressing regional defense chiefs during his speech the following morning, Shanahan was diplomatic in his approach and did not name names when slamming China’s growing influence in the region.
“Perhaps the greatest long-term threat to the vital interests of states across this region comes from actors who seek to undermine, rather than uphold, the rules-based international order,” the Pentagon’s chief said.
Shanahan explicitly warned Asian allies that their own sovereignty depends on whether they increase their security spending and purchase more (whose else?) American military tech, all in the name of curbing the supposed Chinese threat.
Amid the rising tensions in the Pacific, exacerbated by the Sino-American trade war, Chinese president Xi Jinping recently ordered his army to be prepared for a potential war. For now, the summit attendees eagerly await Wei’s speech on Sunday, where he is reportedly expected to slam United
Global central banks have stepped up their gold purchases. Tatiana Fic, the director of Central Banks and Public Policy at the World Gold Council and Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, a fund manager at Incrementum AG, have commented on the trend foreseeing a further drift from the US dollar and the emergence of a global multi-currency system.
Many Countries All Over the Globe are De-Dollarising, Repatriating Gold
For his part, Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, a fund manager at Incrementum AG and one of the authors of the 13th annual In Gold We Trust report, opined that the global surge in gold demand is nothing short of “a bigger de-dollarisation trend”.
“It seems that many countries all over the globe are de-dollarising; they are basically diversifying from the US dollar. It is not only Russia, it is also Kazakhstan; it is China, of course; recently it was Hungary and also Poland, so also countries from the European Union. This shows lack of trust in the US dollar”, Stoeferle emphasised.
The US-driven tariff and sanctions spree have prompted some countries to turn their back on the US dollar. Thus Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, India and Venezuela are increasingly shifting to national currencies in bilateral trade. Moscow even kicked off a “de-dollarisation” programme in response to Washington’s stepping up sanctions against the country over the alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, something that Russia vehemently denies.
Stoeferle highlighted that apart from acquiring bullion some countries are increasingly repatriating their gold reserves.
“Many countries are trying to get back their gold holdings that are stored internationally”, he stressed. “This is also a big sign of the loss of confidence and trust in counter-parties and in the global financial system”, Stoeferle says.
In late May, Vecernje Novosti, a Belgrade-based Serbian newspaper, reported that the country is due to increase its gold from 20 to 30 tonnes in 2019, stepping them up to 50 tonnes in 2020. For his part, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law stipulating that all gold produced by small miners in the country should be sold to the central bank at around world market prices in a bid to increase the Philippines gross international reserves.
Meanwhile, Russia and China doubled down on purchasing the precious metal in the first quarter of 2019 buying 55.3 and 33 tonnes, respectively. According to the World Gold Council’s May report, Russia’s gold reserves are now at 2,168.3 tonnes and rank sixth in the world, while China holds 1,885.5 tonnes.
In 2017 the German Central Bank finalised the repatriation of half of its bullion reservesfrom the Federal Reserve, the Bank of France and the Bank of England, leaving 1,200 and 430 tonnes of its precious metal in the US and the UK, respectively. As of May 2019, Germany’s gold reserves amount to 3,369.7 tonnes.
In April 2018, the Turkish Central Bank signalled that it would bring its 220 tonnes of gold home from the US amid the ongoing diplomatic row between Washington and Ankara over the Turkey Halkbank case and Middle Eastern affairs.
Once shielded by the logic of Silicon Valley’s relentless churn of innovation – which dictated that no reigning tech empire could rule for long before going the way of Yahoo and AOL – tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google have been subjected to intensifying anti-trust pressure – Elizabeth Warren’s “Break up Big Tech”s billboard is only the latest example. Indeed, big tech trust-busting has become one of the few issues in contemporary Washington that garners genuine bipartisan support.
Since the Trump administration swept into power two years ago in spite of thinly veiled opposition from Silicon Valley – as it was later revealed, big tech effectively conspired with the Clinton campaign to hurt Trump’s chances – the drumbeat of unprecedented anti-trust scrutiny has grown steadily louder, facilitated by the president’s own publicly-voiced suspicions.
AND ON FRIDAY, THE LEVEE FINALLY BROKE.
Just before midnight on Friday, at the close of what was a hectic month for markets, WSJ dropped a bombshell of a story: The paper reported that the DoJ has opened an anti-trust investigation of Alphabet Inc., which could “present a major new layer of regulatory scrutiny for the search giant, according to people familiar with the matter.”
The report was sourced to “people familiar with the matter,” but was swiftly corroborated by the New York Times, Bloomberg and others.
For months now, the FTC has appeared to be gearing up for a showdown with big tech. The agency – which shares anti-trust authority with the DoJ – has created a new commission that could help undo big-tech tie-ups like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, and hired lawyers who have advanced new anti-monopoly theories that would help justify the breakup of companies like Amazon.
But as it turns out, the Trump administration’s first salvo against big tech didn’t come from the FTC; instead, this responsibility has been delegated to the DoJ, which has reportedly been tasked with supervising the investigation into Google.
That’s not super surprising, since the FTC already had its chance to nail Google with an anti-monopoly probe back in 2013. But the agency came up short. From what we can tell, it appears the administration will divvy up responsibility for any future anti-trust investigations between the two agencies, which means the FTC – which is already reportedly preparing to levy a massive fine against Facebook – could end up taking the lead in those cases.
Though WSJ didn’t specify which aspects of Google’s business might come under the microscope, a string of multi-billion-euro fines recently levied by the EU might offer some guidance. The bloc’s anti-trust authority, which has been far more eager to take on American tech giants than its American counterpart (for reasons that should be obvious to all), has fined Google over its practice of bundling software with its standard Android license, the way its search engine rankings favor its own product listings, and ways it has harmed competition in the digital advertising market.
During the height of the controversy over big tech’s abuses of sensitive user data last year, the Verge published a story speculating about how the monopolistic tendencies of each of the dominant Silicon Valley tech giants could be remedied. For Google, the Verge argued, the best remedy would be a ban on acquisitions – a strategy that has been bandied about in Congress.
We feel it’s no exaggeration to say that this is only the beginning of what could become an epoch-defining story arch. And like every good story, this one will have main characters and bit players. As far as we can tell, one of the leading roles will likely be played by Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim, a previously obscure Trump Administration official who is now in charge of one of the most consequential investigations in recent memory.
Setting aside what it might mean for Silicon Valley, the investigation will also have major ramifications for markets, since shares of the big tech companies have been at the vanguard of the torrid post-crisis bull market. Though the influence of FANG stocks on overall market performance has waned this year, they remain hugely influential.
News of the investigation could adversely impact shares of the big tech companies, which will in turn create a serious drag for the major indexes. For investors, it will be one more threat to a bull market which is already teetering thanks to President Trump’s trade war with China (and now Mexico).
We imagine we’ll be hearing more about the probe through both official and unofficial channels in the coming weeks.
More than a hundred dignitaries from 23 countries are attending conference
Bankers, Prime Ministers and CEOs will discuss topics under strict secrecy
Talking points include Russia, Brexit and the weaponisation of social media
The meeting of the rich and powerful attracts protest and conspiracy theories
Tech billionaires Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman have been pictured at the secretive Bilderberg conference in Switzerland today.
Former Google CEO Schmidt, 64, PayPal co-founder Thiel, 51, and LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman, also 51, are among more than a hundred high-powered guests at the summit in the five-star Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Also pictured arriving for talks were King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, RyanAir boss Michael O’Leary and Marie-Josée Kravis who sits on the board of luxury goods conglomerate LMVH, which includes Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon.
Schmidt also chairs the Pentagon’s new National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and is attending this year’s Bilderberg summit with former State Department strategist Jared Cohen.
Back in 2010 Schmidt appointed Cohen to run an internal tech think-tank at Google called ’Google Ideas’, later renamed Jigsaw.
In 2013 they wrote a book together called The New Digital Age, in which they mapped out their vision of a “brave new world” of technology.
Heavyweight Brits in attendance at the elite talks also include the director of GCHQ Jeremy Fleming, and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Tom Tugendhat MP.
Mail Online reached out to Mr Tugendhat to clarify if he was attending the elite talks in a private or public capacity, and who would be covering his travel expenses to and from the talks.
He responded: ‘I attend many conferences in both an official and personal capacity,’ but did not elaborate further.
Previous visits to the meeting by British MPs such as Amber Rudd in 2018, and George Osborne as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2011 and 2014 took place in an official capacity, and transport costs were funded by the UK taxpayer.
They join 130 influential men and women from 23 countries who are gathering for a heavily guarded meeting under strict secrecy rules. Bankers, Prime Ministers, CEOs and defence experts are discussing a wide range of topics including Russia, cyber threats and Brexit.
The public outside the hotel are kept at a distance by police barriers, and gaps in the security screen where cameras might be pointed are hastily covered.
As an indicator of the secrecy surrounding the event, reporters have complained of harassment by the Swiss police.
Josh Friedman, of Cal Coast News, said he had been detained three times so far. He and others were kept in a detention cell yesterday at Geneva airport while they took pictures of the Bilderberg delegates arriving.
‘I was outside the airport on public ground, and the police pounced on me, held me down, searched my bag and ripped my phone out of my hand. I was then held on my own in a cell before I was put in a room with other journalists and kept there for some time before being released.’
Participants have been arriving throughout Thursday and today.
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted lieutenant, Jared Kushner, will be flying into the elite confab from the Middle East, and there are strong rumours that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who is currently in Europe, will join the proceedings alongside him.
It is thought that they will be arriving on Saturday for the group’s lavish banquet and keynote speech which was given last year by Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO at the Fiat headquarters in Turin, Italy.
Trump has also sent two members of the National Security Council, Matthew Turpin, Director of China and Matthew Pottinger.
As usual, the former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger who has recently turned 96 will be in attendance.
The Bilderberg meeting brings together many former senior politicians and diplomats who like Kissinger, director of Kissinger Associates, have jumped headlong into the private sector after leaving office.
The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, now sits on the board of oil giant BP.
Fellow spy boss David Petraeus, the former director of the CIA, is now a Wall Street financier at KKR.
And the former president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is now the chairman of London-based high finance company Goldman Sachs International.
Both Sawers and Barroso, alongside Ryan Air boss Michael O’ Leary, sit on the steering committee of Bilderberg, which is chaired by Henri de Castries, the vice President of Nestle and director of HSBC.
For the last decade, Bilderberg has embraced big tech and welcomed Silicon Valley billionaires into its inner circle.
The group’s steering committee, which organises the conference, includes the former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, who chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board, and Facebook director Peter Thiel, who is a trusted advisor of Donald Trump.
This year the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, is attending the summit, along with a host of senior AI investors and experts. These include the British entrepreneur Mustafa Suleyman, who co-founded DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company that was bought by Google in 2014.
Google chief Jared Cohen, who heads the Jigsaw subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., is also said to be in attendance.
The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, arrived with Mark Rutte the Dutch Prime Minister on Thursday.
Also present at the meeting is the leading figure in the People’s Vote campaign, Labour peer Lord Adonis who is thought to be taking part in the ‘Brexit’ discussion scheduled during the three days of talks. Lord Adonis recently lost his bid to become an MEP for the South West region in the recent elections on May 23rd.
According to the Bilderberg Group, their discussions will be ‘informal’ and without specific agenda, besides their publicised list of broad talking points.
They do not vote, they do not set policy and they do not release statements, the group claim.
The Bilderberg Group — so called because it first met in 1954 at the Hotel Bilderberg in the Netherlands — is made up of at least 120 self-proclaimed ‘leading citizens’ of Europe and the U.S., who meet annually to discuss ‘issues of common interest’.
So clandestine are the gatherings that no minutes are taken, no press conferences given and no reports published.
The conference operates under ‘Chatham House Rules’, which means participants can use and report information exchanged there, but not disclose the source.
But with no record of what goes on, critics have said it should be much more transparent.
Many argue that the event exists solely to serve as a networking and lobbying opportunity for its attendees.
Every summer, figureheads from politics, business, academia, finance and defence lock themselves away in a closely guarded hotel for three days to discuss topics of vital global significance.
Hypothesis and conjecture about the content of their talks inevitably abound.
The roll-call of attendees is invariably auspicious. Prime ministers, royalty — Prince Charles and Prince Philip have both attended — army generals, corporate CEOs and bank governors all make time in their busy schedules to be there.
In addition, they hold talks under Chatham House rules – members can use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of a speaker nor any other participant may be revealed.
News outlets are not invited to the event, though there are journalists attending, including Economist editor Zanny Minton Beddoes and Bloomberg editor John Micklethwait.
The meeting attracts protesters and many conspiracy theorists have ideas about how the Bilderberg Group control the world.
In recent annual meetings security has soared to tens of millions in ensuring the safety of the dignitaries.
Some have made wild claims that the group serves as a front for the Illuminati, a secret and sinister order founded in 18th century Bavaria.
In 2018, the Daily Mail were able to embed an investigative reporter as a waitress at the unassuming four-star hotel in Turin, northern Italy, for their conference.
Security was tight around the perimeter with military police and sniffer dogs checking for explosives, while powerful attendees quaffed champagne and ate canapes.
The ‘waitress’ was told not to engage with guests and to ‘look down.’
But she was able to glean the guests were provided yellow paper ‘score cards’ on which they must give TripAdvisor-style self-evaluation assessments of talks.
On each form delegates must rate discussions on a scale of one to five including ‘importance of topic’, ‘quality of panellist’, ‘interaction’ and so on.
Journalist Jon Ronson wrote a book about the Bilderberg Group, called Them, and the late Labour MP Denis Healey, who co-founded the group, told him: ‘Bilderberg is the most useful international group I ever attended. The confidentiality enabled people to speak honestly without fear of repercussions.’
Ever since its formation in 1954 – at the Hotel Bilderberg in the Netherlands – the talks have been shrouded in mystery because no minutes are kept of what was discussed.
Prince Bernhard, of the Netherlands, who co-founded the group said it was so ‘that severe economic dips like the Great Depressions could be avoided if responsible and influential leaders could manage world events behind their necessary public posturing’.
The idea was for a big talking shop attended by the great and the good where the mistakes of the past could be learned and the problems of the future avoided.
On 22 May 2019, British Steel announced that they had become insolvent and the company entered receivership with the UK. The explanation provided for this failure is that British Steel is a victim of the UK’s decision to exit the European Union’s bureaucratic fold . On the surface, this appears to be true, as the company stated that orders from the continent have declined due to uncertainty over the exit process that the UK Parliament has dragged out over the past three years. However, if we dig deeper, we find that it was the EU, not the Brexit decision, which killed the company.
If we look at the company’s latest annual report, we find that the company went from a profit of £92 million in FY ending 2017 to a £19 million loss in FY ending 2018. To douse water on the Brexit claims, the company’s revenues actually increased 11% year-over-year. The real problem was the company’s expenses bloated by a tremendous 25% over the same period.
The steel production process is energy intensive, so a significant portion of this price increase is related to a sharp spike in energy prices in the UK over late 2017 to early 2018. The second major cost driver is British Steel was no longer able to delay paying for the EU’s mandatory cap-and-trade policy.
Under the cap-and-trade system, companies were able to pull forward future credits to pay for current years. British Steel’s future credits ran out in 2018 and were facing a £100 million bill to cover their 2018 charges. This amount represents a full 10% of the company’s annual revenue base and was so large that the company requested the British Government to provide a loan to cover the costs as the company only has around £5 million in cash to make such a payment. A good deal of the aforementioned energy price spike is also related to the EU’s cap-and-trade regime becoming more aggressive as it moves into the 2021-2030 phase of the program .
British Steel would have become financially insolvent on 22 May 2019 even had the UK voted to remain in the EU.
Had British Steel not been handed an insane £100 million bill for carbon emissions and who knows how much passed through via the utility bill, the company would be in good shape right now.
And people don’t even get to enjoy the feeling that a polluting industry is held in check as the steel purchases will only shift to countries like China, Russia and India, which occupy three of the top four places in global emissions, where there is little concern for emission levels and EU emissions credits have no legal authority.
The Brexit excuse is just a convenient way to latch onto a more visible event as pointing out that EU environmental policy destroyed British Steel would be politically embarrassing to the EU Parliament and UK politicians that would see a domestic cap-and-trade program created after Brexit.
This is Just a Microcosm
This event is just one of many real world examples of the EU’s destructive centralization policies.
The cap-and-trade program and a host of other micromanagement regulatory impositions are a key driver behind the EU’spoor economic performance and terrible employment conditions. Given how onerous the EU’s regulatory regime is, the UK ultimately made the right choice to exit the union. If the company didn’t have to pay the absurd £100 million cap-and-trade tax, British Steel would be able to more nimbly adjust pricing to factor in any punitive tariff backlash the EU would impose on the UK for daring to exit their political sphere of control.
Imagine how many other millions of Pounds in wasted bureaucratic overhead British companies could shed should the UK elect to engage in a no-deal exit and refuse to impose those same rules and regulations the British public voted to abandon.
PERSECUTION IN CHINA
By Theodore Bunker
China has tightened its grip on Christians, where two-thirds of an estimated 100 million practice their faith in secret, according to an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal.
Hudson Institute fellow Nina Shea and pastor Bob Fu, founder of the Christian human rights nonprofit ChinaAid, wrote the article, which notes that Chinese “President Xi Jinping last year began enforcing religious regulations to rein in church growth and bend Christian belief to party dictates,” by handing control of churches to the Communist Party, which is officially atheistic.
“Some urban underground megachurches were shut down. Thousands of congregants were arrested and several prominent Protestant pastors received lengthy prison sentences. Earlier this month, the regime launched a nationwide campaign to eradicate unregistered churches.”
The authors note that Xi’s policy, which he calls “sinicization,” is intended to turn religions into “instruments of the Party,” according to the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions. ChinaAid confirmed this plan when the Chinese government accidentally released internal documents that showed its intent to “contain the overheated growth of Christianity.”
Thousands of Protestant churches were forced to close in Henan province last year despite most having been registered with the state. In that year, over one million Christians faced threats or prosecution, while 5,000 were arrested, including a pastor who is serving seven years to “organizing illegal border crossings” to bring aid to the nearby country of Myanmar.
‘FAMILY FRIENDLY’ WALT DISNEY SAYS THEY WILL STOP FILMING IN GEORGIA IF STATE NO LONGER ALLOWS UNBORN BABIES TO BE MURDERED IN THE WOMB
On Wednesday, Disney CEO Robert Iger told Reuters that they probably will stop filming in Georgia if its abortion ban goes into effect, USA Today reports. The law protects unborn babies by banning abortions once their heartbeats are detectable, about six weeks. However, abortion advocacy groups plan to challenge the law in court. “I rather doubt we will continue shooting in Georgia,” Iger said. He said he is watching “very carefully” to see how the legal battle unfolds.
One of the biggest companies in the world dedicated to children’s entertainment, Walt Disney, is threatening to boycott Georgia over its new pro-life law.
Just for fun this summer, why don’t we all who name the Name of Jesus, stop buying anything related to the Walt Disney company, including going to a different theme park and not giving the Mouse our business? When Target decided to make a stand in favor of trannies in the ladies room, Christians boycotted them to the tune of a $10 billion dollar loss in company value. I would love to see us all do the same with Walt Disney in 2019.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, thatI have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)
When I was a kid, the Walt Disney company held itself up as a paragon of virtue and wholesome family friendly entertainment, but such is not the case in 2019. Walt Disney for many years now has been serving alcohol at all their theme park locations, promotes the LGBTQ+P with their annual ‘gay days‘ in the summertime, and tracks their guests with RFID devices that monitor their every move. Now they are making a stand for the abortionists and baby killers. ‘Family friendly’, is it? Hmm…
WALT DISNEY THREATENS TO STOP FILMING IN GEORGIA IF NEW ABORTION BAN GOES INTO EFFECT
FROM LIFE NEWS: On Wednesday, Disney CEO Robert Iger told Reuters that they probably will stop filming in Georgia if its abortion ban goes into effect, USA Today reports. The law protects unborn babies by banning abortions once their heartbeats are detectable, about six weeks. However, abortion advocacy groups plan to challenge the law in court.
“I rather doubt we will continue shooting in Georgia,” Iger said. He said he is watching “very carefully” to see how the legal battle unfolds. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard,” Iger said. “I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.”
Georgia is a popular filming location for TV and movies because of its generous tax breaks. Disney recently filmed “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther” there, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier this week, Netflix said it also may boycott the state for protecting unborn babies from abortions.
Actress Alyssa Milano has been pushing for a boycott for months, but, until this week, only a few small film and TV projects have stopped working there.
Earlier this spring, dozens of liberal celebrities, including “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill, said they plan boycott the state because of the heartbeat law. Milano also is urging women to go on a “sex strike” to protest.
Some companies opposed the pro-life measure as well, including Amazon.com and Coca-Cola Co., The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Despite these threats, Gov. Brian Kemp signed the heartbeat bill into law earlier this month.
The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act would ban abortions on an unborn baby after their heartbeat is detectable, around six weeks. It would allow exceptions for rape, incest and threats to the mother’s life. In addition, the bill would allow parents to claim unborn babies as dependents on their taxes and include the unborn baby in census data. It also would allow mothers to collect child support for pregnancy and delivery costs from the father prior to the baby’s birth.
THE ACLU SAID IT WILL SUE TO BLOCK THE LAW IN COURT.
Kemp commented on the Hollywood boycotts earlier this month. “I understand that some folks don’t like this new law. I’m fine with that,” the Republican governor told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “We’re elected to do what’s right – and standing up for precious life is always the right thing to do. We are the party of freedom and opportunity. We value and protect innocent life — even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk.”
Some pro-lifers have renewed hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court will uphold an abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade. Others, however, are hesitant because of concerns about losing the court battle and being forced to reimburse pro-abortion groups for their legal fees.
Recently, a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s new heartbeat bill. In January, a judge also declared Iowa’s heartbeat law unconstitutional. North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down their laws as well.
There is more hope that the U.S. Supreme Court may consider an abortion ban, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain. READ MORE:
ABORTION ACTIVISTS PROTEST GEORGIA ‘HEARTBEAT’ LAW
Welcome to the end times freak show. Planned Parenthood was started as something called ‘The Negro Project, and its purpose was to kill black babies in the womb in order to lessen the black population in America. Keep that in mind as you watch the first speaker in this video.