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Today’s top stories 23.03.20; 1) Israel continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of people infected with the contagion rose to 1,238 confirmed cases, as of 10 O’clock this morning, 24 of whom are in serious condition. 2) a first victim of the coronavirus was reported over the weekend. 88-year-old Aryeh Even, a Holocaust survivor who suffered from previous illnesses, succumbed to the disease after battling the contagion for a week. 3) Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel refuse to comply to the government’s restrictions – declaring that the study of the Torah and prayer is the only way to stop the coronavirus from spreading.
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Coronavirus Opens The Door For The NWO
•Mar 24, 2020
In the wake of the Coronavirus hysteria, Total suspension of individual freedom hangs in the balance for an unsuspecting town near you. The Communist model is spreading just as aggressively as the Coronavirus. Nwo Report: http://www.nworeport.me Twitter: https://twitter.com/NwoReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nwo-Report-1…
ALERT! A War Breaking Out In The Government? Battle Lines Drawn! Who Will Win?
•Mar 23, 2020
Watchman Report: Let the Lion out of the Cage
•Mar 24, 2020
Watchman Report: Let the lion out of the cage Connect with Pastor Barry on social media: https://www.instagram.com/barry_stagner https://www.facebook.com/pastorbarrys… https://twitter.com/BarryStagner Calvary Chapel Tustin www.cctustin.org 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.
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WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
Rev. 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Prov. 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Is. 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God
Jer. 25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD
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Why Won’t God Reveal Himself To Me?
QUESTION: My question is mainly why I feel so “unspecial” to God. I’ve been a Christian for over 20 years and God truly is my first love. Nothing is more important to me than Him. I couldn’t care less about wealth, beauty, fame, success, etc.
Please don’t think I’m tooting my own horn- not at all! This is also for other Christians in the same boat who are committed to Him and seek Him to the extent I do and still feel rejected. It actually comes down to this: I have tried SO HARD to actually build a relationship with God but feel like I’m nothing to Him.
I’ve never had anything miraculous like an angelic encounter, a vision, or some supernatural experience from God that so many others claim to have. I have begged and prayed for over 20 years that God would reveal Himself to me and make Himself real to me.
To be honest, it makes me bitter because I feel like we’re nothing to Him. I know it isn’t true but in my humanity, it is how I truly feel. I still love Him but feel like there is a wall between us. I have prayed, pleaded and begged. Nothing. I have told God I am scared and to please minister to me. Nothing. Then I hear of people who claim to have had dozens of visions from God and angelic encounters and how God has come to them and revealed himself to them.
Why not me and why not so many others who have sought out God with all their heart? Why do some receive such a blessing while others are left struggling with our faith and feel rejected?
I’m not going to lie. I am a minister, love God with all my being, and pray and read my Bible for hours a day. Nothing.
I was ministering just the other day to a Christian. He actually told me that God loves Him more and considers him more important than me because he has had several visions since childhood while I have had nothing. WHAT?!
I’m terrified Christianity isn’t real (and that I have wasted my time being a minister when I don’t even know for sure), disheartened, and feel so rejected.
ANSWER: Let me try to answer your question this way. Matt 7:7-8 is a promise that guarantees eternal life, not a revelation from God. When we ask God to forgive our sins and grant us a place in His Kingdom, He’ll do it.
If you want confirmation that God is real there’s a way to get it. But it isn’t pleading with Him to prove Himself to you. Romans 1:18-20 says that He’s already done that.
If you want to be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real, start studying prophecy. I’m not talking about the End Times here. I’m talking about the thousands of prophecies He’s already fulfilled. Read Isaiah 44:6-7:
“This is what the LORD says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come–yes, let him foretell what will come.”
Here the Lord said that one of the two tests that anyone claiming to be God has to meet is to have foretold history. The other is to have foretold the future. We can’t verify the future but we can verify the past. We can prove that God exists by seeing if what He said would happen has actually happened.
Here’s one example. Did He say that after a prolonged period when Israel didn’t exist in the world, the nation would one day re-appear? This was something no other ancient nation had done, yet He said Israel would do it. Did they? There are thousands of other examples. In one chapter, Daniel 11, there are 135 historically validated fulfilled prophecies. How many would it take to convince you?
In Jeremiah 29:13 He promised that we would find Him when we seek Him with all of our heart. Seeking Him is not standing where we are and begging Him to appear to us. It’s diligently looking for Him, and the place you’ll find Him is in His word.
In Isaiah 45:19 He said,
“I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.”
We don’t seek Him in vain when we seek Him in what He has spoken. You being a minister, perhaps he wants you to become more acquainted with Him through His word. In that way, you can more effectively help others find Him too, instead of having to rely on personal experiences that you can’t replicate for them. And best of all you’ll have an unshakeable faith, based in logic, not subject to the whims of emotion. In other words, you’ll have both zeal and knowledge.
Is God For Us Or For Himself?
QUESTION: I recently read an article, which was called “Is God for us or for Himself?” The author concluded that God mainly and ultimately is for Himself. He holds His own glory in the highest regard and evangelical Christians deceive themselves with the notion that they are the apple of His eye so to speak. Everything that God did and all that Jesus went through was solely for His own glory that is the dearest to Him. We delude ourselves to think otherwise.
ANSWER: I disagree. Think about it. We don’t have anything God needs, and yet He gave His own life so we could be saved from death and be with Him. Sure, we all love Him for it but does that make Him a self-centered God? I don’t think so. John 3:16 doesn’t say God so loved Himself that He gave His only Son. It says God so loved the world.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
Rev. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
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
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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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Please keep in mind that this collection of News Articles is mainly concerning America, but also take note that what happens in America will also “Dramatically” affect Australia and the rest of the World “Massively”.
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MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
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)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well.
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.
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In Stunning Reversal, Pope Francis Tells Coronavirus Quarantined Catholics They Don’t Really Need A Priest To Confess Their Sins To God
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pope-francis-tells-coronavirus-quarantined-catholics-they-can-confess-sins-directly-to-god/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 23, 2020
The Roman Catholic Church cannot do anything for you that you cannot do for yourself by simply opening the bible, reading it, believing it and trusting God. If you want to be sure you know where you are going when you die, something no Catholic priest knows, just get saved and become born again. All roads do not lead to Heaven, and the Roman Catholic church is not the “one, true church”, they are a counterfeit imposter. If you never really needed a priest to have your sins forgiven, as Pope Francis is now saying, you don’t need a priest for anything else, either.
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People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness, Pope Francis said.
How well I remember my years as a Catholic, starting as an altar boy and then spending 12 years in the Catholic school system, I can still recall how confusing it all was and how much the priests would constantly contradict themselves. Pope Francis’ statement over the weekend urging Catholics under coronavirus quarantine who cannot get to the confessional with a priest to simply confess their sins to God directly is a great example of that. What the…?? Has the pope become a temporary Protestant? Sure sounds like it.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” 1 Timothy 2:5-7 (KJB)
This is where most Catholics fail to make the connection, and understand that no one needs any organized church body to be their mediator between them and God. That’s the freedom of the gospel! If you’re a Catholic, ask yourself this. If the pope is now telling you to confess your sin directly to God, then why on earth did you ever need to get in a box with priest and tell him what belongs to God’s ears only? You didn’t! The truth is your priest has never had the ability to forgive your sins, no priest ever has. Only Jesus can do that, and you need to go to Him directly. So do it.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18 (KJB)
The Roman Catholic Church cannot do anything for you that you cannot do for yourself by simply opening the bible, reading it, believing it and trusting God. If you want to be sure you know where you are going when you die, something no Catholic priest knows, just get saved and become born again. All roads do not lead to Heaven, and the Roman Catholic church is not the “one, true church”, they are a counterfeit impostor. If you never really needed a priest to have your sins forgiven, as Pope Francis is now saying, you don’t need a priest for anything else, either.
If you can’t go to confession, take your sins directly to God, Pope Francis shockingly now says
FROM CRUX NOW: “This is the right time, the opportune moment. An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow,” the pope said March 20 during his live-streamed morning Mass.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Isn’t it amazing how quickly they can change the “never changing doctrine” of the Catholic Church? This is what their own teachings say about confession, and now because of the coronavirus, Catholics suddenly don’t need the priest they told you your whole life you needed? I quoted the Catechism below, read it. Come on, now, think!)
“Confession to a priest is an essential part of the sacrament of Penance: “All mortal sins of which penitents after a diligent self-examination are conscious must be recounted by them in confession, even if they are most secret and have been committed against the last two precepts of the Decalogue” Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pope Francis began the Mass by praying again for doctors, especially in northern Italy, where the COVID-19 pandemic still is infecting thousands and leading to the deaths of hundreds of people each day.
Italy began a nationwide lockdown March 10 in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Churches are open for private prayer and priests can hear confessions if they are wearing a mask and gloves and stay more than 3 feet away from the penitent. But people are being encouraged not to leave their homes at all.
POPE FRANCIS TELLS CATHOLICS IN ROME THAT A ‘PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP’ WITH JESUS IS ‘DANGEROUS AND HARMFUL’
“Return to your father who is waiting for you,” the pope said. “The God of tenderness will heal us; he will heal us of the many, many wounds of life and the many ugly things we have done. Each of us has our own!”
God welcomes every repentant sinner with open arms, he said. “It’s like going home.” Lent is a special time “to let God wash us, purify us, to let God embrace us,” the pope said, and the best place for that is the confessional.
“But many people today would tell me, ‘Father, where can I find a priest, a confessor, because I can’t leave the house? And I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me, I want the Father’s embrace.’”
The pope said his response would be, “Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”
Make an act of contrition, the pope said, and promise God, “‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.” READ MORE:
Pope Francis at Mass: If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He’s your father
If you’re a Roman Catholic, now would be a great time to exercise logic and ask yourself “if I don’t need a priest in coronavirus quarantine, then why do I ever need one?” You don’t, and you never did. Get saved and you will have access to Jesus Christ directly!
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS PANDEMIC IS “ACCELERATING”
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/03/world-health-organization-warns-pandemic-is-accelerating/ – Mar 23, 2020
(MSN) – The World Health Organization is warning that the Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as a new report is indicating that over 367,000 people around the world have now been diagnosed with the virus. In the U.S., alone there are more than 41,500 diagnosed cases of the disease that has been reported and at least 499 have now died and more than 16,000 people have died across the globe. READ MORE:
During Reddit AMA On COVID-19 Coronavirus, Eugenicist Bill Gates Calls For A ‘National Tracking System’ And ‘Billions Of Vaccinations’ To ‘Protect The World’
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/eugenicist-bill-gates-wants-national-tracking-system-event-201-id2020-vaccinations-population-control/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 23, 2020
Bill Gates called for a national tracking system similar to South Korea. A week after stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and the second-richest person in the world with a net worth $97.8 billion, took to reddit for an Ask Me Anything on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, sharing his thoughts on how best to deal with the outbreak and its possible long-term effects on the world.
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Eugenicist Bill Gates called for a ‘national tracking system’ similar to South Korea, saying that “in Seattle, the University of Washington is providing thousands of tests per day but no one is connected to a national tracking system”
Every time I write an article on eugenicist Bill Gates and his desire to control the global population, I always get a visit from the folks over at NewsGuard, the Liberal “fact checking” group financed by Microsoft and embedded in their Edge web browser. The entire agenda of NewsGuard is to promote the Liberal position seen over at fake news MSNBC, while at the same time preventing Christians and Conservatives from having a voice online. Sorry, NewsGuard, we won’t be silenced by you or anyone else. We are in the publishing business, take a look.
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.” Psalm 26:7 (KJB)
Last week we told you all about Event 201, if you haven’t read it, stop, and go and read it right now. Today’s article will make much more of an impact on you if you know what Bill Gates and Event 201 is all about. So Bill Gates went on Reddit to participate in a coronavirus Ask Me Anything, and during the course of that Q&A, some pretty astonishing things came out.
First, Bill Gates wants a ‘national tracking system’ to track the spread of the virus, but you can’t track the virus without tracking the people, so what is he really calling for? A national tracking system for people. When you add that to something called ID2020, you’re off to the end times races. ID2020 calls for, you guessed it, an implantable tracking device that’s tied to a, you guess it again, vaccination. Here it is, I advise you to read it. Immediately.
BIG PHARMA AND MICROSOFT ARE TEAMING UP IN SOMETHING CALLED THE ‘ID2020 ALLIANCE’ THAT WILL COMBINE VACCINATIONS WITH IMPLANTABLE MICROCHIPS TO CREATE YOUR DIGITAL ID
When will all this craziness stop? Never, it’s just getting started. Remember how you always said how much you wanted to be in the end times, well, here you are. And it’s all fun and games until the New World Order takes your freedom away. Which, just coincidentally, is happening in bits and pieces right now. As for me, I guess I’ll just sit here, drink coffee, and work on my next article while I await for the email to arrive from News Guard in 3,2,1…
Bill Gates Calls For National Tracking System For Coronavirus During Reddit AMA
FROM FORBES: A week after stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and the second-richest person in the world with a net worth $97.8 billion, took to reddit for an Ask Me Anything on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, sharing his thoughts on how best to deal with the outbreak and its possible long-term effects on the world.
A TED Talk by Gates from 2015 recently emerged called “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready,” given during the Ebola epidemic, but as the White House administration faces criticism for not reacting quick enough, Gates reiterated that, “We did know it would happen at some point, either with a flu or some other respiratory virus…There was almost no funding.”
Following the eventual end of the pandemic, Gates hopes that countries can work together to better prepare for similar situations, including the “need to have the ability to scale up diagnostics, drugs and vaccines very rapidly…the technologies exist to do this well if the right investments are made”; the $100 million his and his wife Melinda’s Gates Foundation donated to fight the coronavirus is focused on those three areas.
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this week said that mass production of a vaccine would likely not occur for another 12-18 months, and Gates concurred, saying that lots of manufacturing will need to be built to provide “billions of vaccines to protect the world” and that the first vaccines, which would “go to healthcare workers and critical workers…could happen before 18 months if everything goes well, but we and Fauci and others are being careful not to promise this when we are not sure.”
A study released this week by Imperial College in the UKstated that even with mitigation, the U.S. could see around 1 million deaths from the coronavirus, but Gates cautioned that “the parameters used in that model were too negative,” pointing to China as “the most critical data we have” and that its social distancing approach was “able to reduce the number of cases.”
Responding to a question on the Netherlands’ “controlled distribution” strategy, Gates countered saying “The only model that is known to work is a serious social distancing effort (‘shut down’),” estimating that “If a country does a good job with testing and ‘shut down’ then within 6-10 weeks they should see very few cases and be able to open back up”; however, he also admitted that “The U.S is still not organized on testing.”
Gates called for a “national tracking system similar to South Korea, saying that “in Seattle, the [University of Washington] is providing thousands of tests per day but no one is connected to a national tracking system” and that “Whenever there is a positive test it should be seen to understand where the disease is and whether we need to strengthen the social distancing.”
With social distancing and many of his other answers, though, he addressed the difficult schism between wealthy and developing nations, saying that “rich countries” that push for testing and practice social distancing should avoid high levels of infection within 2-3 months, though, “I worry about all the economic damage but even worse will be how this will affect the developing countries who cannot do the social distancing the same way as rich countries and whose hospital capacity is much lower.”
Crucial Quote: Gates addressing a now deleted question: “My retiring from public boards was not related to the epidemic but it does reinforce my decision to focus on the work of the foundation including it’s work to help with the epidemic.” READ MORE:
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Last November, in an article titled ‘THE ECONOMIC CRASH SO FAR: A LOOK AT THE REAL NUMBERS’, I outlined the reality of statistical fraud by governments and central banks to hide the ongoing economic downturn. The Everything Bubble, perhaps the biggest debt fueled bubble in history, has been propping up the global economy for several years, but began to waver dramatically at the end of 2018, as the Federal Reserve tightened liquidity conditions into economic weakness (just as they did in 1929 and in the early 1930’s as the Great Depression took hold).
“If the global economy is not on the verge of collapse, then why did central banks keep propping it up for the past ten years? And if central banks have been propping up the system, how much longer do you think they can do this? How much longer do you think they want to do it? What if one day they decide to let the entire house of cards tumble? What if such an event actually benefits them?”
An important factor to this discussion is the idea that the central banks are “ignorant” to the damage they do. This claim is everywhere in the alternative media these days, and it is simply wrong. The banking elites are well aware of the damage they do, and often it benefits their bigger agenda of one world centralization. In fact, Jerome Powell openly admitted in the minutes of the October 2012 Fed meeting exactly what would happen if the Fed took actions to tighten cash flows while markets were addicted to stimulus. Then, as soon as he became the head of the central bank, he implemented that exact policy.
Almost nothing in finance and economics happens without being “managed”, or at least deliberately triggered by central banks. Economic crisis events are a form of massive leverage against the public. They are designed to siphon tangible wealth for pennies on the dollar from the middle class while also setting up social crisis conditions which allow the elites to manipulate the population into accepting less freedom and more globalism.
In the past, I have noted that the central banks have clearly been waiting for something or stalling the crash in preparation for a specific window of time. They needed an event that could be used as cover for the crash that they had been engineering. This event could come in many forms: The trade war was a perfect start, along with war tensions with Iran, but there was really no way of telling what the trigger would be.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a PERFECT COVER EVENT. It is a virus with a strangely long incubation period coupled with being highly transmissible and just deadly enough (3% to 5% death rate) to cause fear within the population. This novel virus is not going to go away for a while; it will most likely stick to the global populace like glue for the rest of the year, and like the Spanish Flu which was active for around two years, the longer it circulates the more deaths accumulate.
But the virus is not the cause of the economic collapse; IT IS ONLY A PRIME SCAPEGOAT, along with the very slow response times of many governments and the World Health Organization to encourage a shutdown in international travel from hot zones, which allowed the virus to spread unhindered. The collapse was taking place before the pandemic ever became a factor.
We are seeing this clearly now in the Fed repo market situation, which has continued to escalate as corporate beggars demand more and more liquidity that the Fed is either not able or not willing to supply. And by liquidity, I’m talking about tens-of-trillions; I’m talking about TARP level or greater fiat injections. I’m talking about direct purchases of stocks and other assets beyond bonds. The investment world wants the Fed to make it rain cash, and while it seems like that is what the Fed is doing…they are not even close yet.
Of course, the next question is, Will it even matter if the Fed initiated full blown helicopter Weimar-style inflation? The answer is no. If the Fed wanted to stall the crash, they would have introduced such measures over the course of the last year. Instead, they did the bare minimum to make it look like they cared about saving markets, which they do not.
The Weimar model, which some financial analysts out there foolishly used as a reason for predicting an endless stock market rally to Dow 40,000 and beyond, does not work because it never worked for Weimar. German stocks still collapsed in 1924, and then again after 1927; there is no precedent in which hyperinflation ensured increased stock profits or higher prices for very long, so don’t expect helicopter money from the Federal Reserve to help either.
Anyone with any sense can see that the prevailing factor of stock market performance has long been corporate stock buybacks, which have now conveniently dropped off the face of the Earth as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. If you want to know why Fed intervention is doing nothing to reverse the damages in equities, the end of stock buybacks are a good starting point, along with the vast debts among corporations and consumers.
The black hole of debt that has been looming over the global economy has been set in motion, creating a negative feedback loop that makes any intervention useless, beyond a complete “economic reset”, which is exactly what globalists have been wanting and planning for years.
In the meantime, there has been a flight to safety – but what assets are safe? On the surface it looks like almost everything except the U.S. dollar is plunging in value – but looks can be deceiving. As I noted earlier this month in ‘Physical Gold Will Soon Break Free From The Paper Market In Spectacular Fashion’, reports are coming in that purchases of precious metals have skyrocketed, and currently silver rounds are selling for as much as $6 to $10 over the spot price, while gold rounds are selling for at least $50 over spot. The physical market is officially decoupling from the paper market.
My biggest concern right now besides the supply chain issue is the potential for a liquidity crisis and credit crisis leading to a “bank holiday” – a widespread banking shutdown. I believe this will happen, and probably sooner than we might expect. Already the mainstream media is telling people NOT to remove any cash from their bank accounts, which is a bad sign. Usually when the MSM is telling you not to do something, it is time to do the opposite.
I am not necessarily encouraging people to make a run on the banks, but I will say that you better have some cash on hand through this crisis, because chances are good that you will wake up one morning and discover the banks locked and the ATMs unplugged.
Understand that this is not a short-term crisis that will correct itself. This is a long-term disaster. If you are not prepared accordingly, you must do so NOW. Time has almost run out.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS LOOKING INTO DEVELOPING A DIGITAL CURRENCY IN THE US
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/03/the-federal-reserve-is-looking-into-developing-a-digital-currency-in-the-us/ – Mar 23, 2020
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(ETH) – A recent report from CNBC, indicated that the coronavirus outbreak has prompted many second thoughts about reaching for cash. As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the U.S., some are reportedly going cashless to avoid potential hygiene issues around handling banknotes. One statement was made that regardless of whether there’s a proven risk, the “psychological factor” of people thinking of cash as “unclean” could change how they choose to pay, according to Bain & Co. partner, Thomas Olsen.
Now with interesting timing, US central bankers have reportedly explored the possibility of developing a digital currency that would be directly available to businesses and households soon. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell allegedly confirmed to lawmakers this week according to a report from Markets Insider.
“While we are not currently developing a central bank digital currency, we have assessed and we continue to carefully analyze the costs and benefits of pursuing such an initiative in the U.S.,” Powell wrote in a letter to lawmakers dated Tuesday.
Ther report indicated that a digital currency backed by the central bank in the largest economy would be unprecedented and raise a host of legal and operational questions. Powell said it would be closely considered by policymakers but added that the US could be in some ways better positioned than other countries that have looked into such a proposal. READ MORE:
SO FAR, THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS THAT HAVE DIED FROM THE CORONAVIRUS IS GREATER THAN THE NUMBER THAT HAVE RECOVERED
The information that I am about to share with you is quite disturbing, and it has some very alarming implications. One of the great mysteries of this coronavirus pandemic has been the widely varying death rates that we have been witnessing all over the world. For example, South Korea has had 8,981 confirmed cases so far. Of those cases that have been resolved one way or the other, 111 victims have died and 3,166 victims have recovered. So that would seem to indicate a very low death rate in that nation. But in Italy, things are very different. Up to this point, there have been 59,138 confirmed cases. Of the cases that have been resolved, 5,476 victims have died and 7,024 have recovered. Needless to say, that would seem to indicate a very, very high death rate in Italy. (READ MORE…)
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How would you feel if you received a bill for more than $34,000 after being tested and treated for the coronavirus? This pandemic is showing the entire world that the U.S. healthcare system is deeply, deeply broken, and there is no way that we can continue to go on like this. If coronavirus testing is quick, inexpensive and widely available all over the rest of the globe, why can’t that be the case here too? Democrats and Republicans have been fighting about fixing our healthcare system all the way back to the 1990s and they haven’t gotten the job done. Now we have a system that is a complete and utter embarrassment, and it is about to be overwhelmed by the greatest public health crisis that any of us have ever seen. (READ MORE…)
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https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Tyler Durden
For millions of Americans, the full weight of the novel coronavirus outbreak, and its ensuing crisis, finally became apparent over the weekend as governors from New York, to Ohio, to Delaware warned that all “non-essential” employees will soon be required to shelter in place.
Additionally, though hundreds of thousands of cases around the world likely remain undiagnosed, global health authorities revealed on Monday that the acceleration in new cases over the last 48 hours was the fastest on record, according to the FT’scalculations: According to the paper, the total number of confirmed cases around the world increased by a record magnitude this weekend as the situation worsened, particularly in the US.
Health authorities reported an additional 61,872 cases over the 48-hour period, while the number of fatalities increased by 3,260 to 14,748, the largest two-day jump in new cases on record.
The US was the hardest hit on Sunday, adding 9,339 cases, nearly 4,000 more than the 5,560 new cases that Italy added. For the first time in nearly 2 weeks, Italy saw a slowdown over the weekend. In Spain, meanwhile, the situation has been the opposite: 450 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours after contracting the coronavirus, while there has been a surge in intensive care patients.
Across the US, the scale of the crisis was finally laid bare when the total number of confirmed cases surged to almost 30,000 and New York emerged as an international hotspot. As of Monday morning, the total number of cases around the world had climbed to 349,211, per Johns Hopkins.
During a press conference on Sunday, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that he expected up to 80% of the state’s population to ultimately contract the virus, and told residents to brace for disruptions to daily life that could last for as long as nine months.
As more governors ordered their citizens to stay home beginning on Monday, Reuters counted that roughly one in three Americans is now under orders to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states to enact broad restrictions, along with the city of Philadelphia, according to Reuters.
We reported last night that Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware are now the latest states to enact broad restrictions (along with the city of Philadelphia), joining New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey, home to 101 million Americans combined.
Ohio’s order will go into effect at midnight EDT on Monday and stay in effect until April 6. Louisiana’s order goes into effect at 5 pm CDT on Monday and lasts through April 12. Delaware’s order begins at 8 am on Tuesday.
Texas’s Dallas County, home to more than 2.5 million people, and Philadelphia, with 1.6 million residents, told non-essential businesses on Sunday to close and residents to stay home.
In Kentucky, non-essential businesses must close by 8pm on Monday, but authorities stopped short of ordering residents to stay home.
The orders come as the US cracks 35k cases, leaving it on track to surpass other developed countries given the scope of its outbreak.
Last week, the New York Times reported that the virus total in India was surprisingly low, especially when factoring in the country’s endemic poverty and massive population. But as the country suspends public transit on Monday, hampering medical workers in their quest to get to work, many are beginning to wonder: If the situation in India is so optimistic, why is the government bothering with all of thee closures.
After a total suspension of services on Sunday, city buses began running again on Monday, but are only operating infrequent skeletal services.
“How are staff supposed to attend the hospital with no public transport,” said one doctor at a 595-bed private hospital in New Delhi.
“Hospitals are not run by doctors alone. Doctors all reached because they have their cars. But the electrician couldn’t reach because he didn’t have a scooter. All the staff nurses were calling saying, there is no bus how do we come?”
“Where was the planning for this?” the doctor asked.
It’s certainly curious…considering the country is also shutting down domestic air travel on Monday.
Starting Tomorrow, America Will Begin Shutting Down With States Implementing A ‘Stay At Home’ Order In Place And Closing ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/america-on-lockdown-states-implementing-stay-at-home-orders-judgment-has-arrived/ – by Geoffrey Grider March 22, 2020
I think the best way to explain it is that when Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, America was given a ‘window of grace’, God allowing His saints one more pocket of time to get something done for the Lord Jesus Christ before pulling the plug on everything. Judging by everything we are seeing right now, it looks like that window is closing, and America’s judgment has finally arrived. And no, America is not being taken down by the pestilence of the coronavirus, far from it. America is being pulled into a fit a hysteria and panic, and conducting a bipartisan massive overreaction which will in no wise end well.
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America is being pulled into a fit a hysteria and panic, and conducting a bipartisan massive overreaction which will in no wise end well.
How’s this for irony? All of the things that we warned you about during the Obama years, things like martial law, manufactured panic and hysteria, crashing economies and enforced quarantines are coming to pass under Trump, the person we elected to “make America great again”. Honestly, I am having trouble wrapping my mind around it. I am not saying that Trump is the cause of it, but he is certainly playing into it either wittingly or unwittingly.
Maybe this is the way it has to be, let me tell you why.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 8:17 (KJB)
I think the best way to explain it is that when Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, America was given a ‘window of grace’, God allowing His saints one more pocket of time to get something done for the Lord Jesus Christ before pulling the plug on everything. Judging by everything we are seeing right now, it looks like that window is closing, and America’s judgement has finally arrived. And no, America is not being taken down by the pestilence of the coronavirus, far from it.
America is being pulled into a fit a hysteria and panic, and conducting a bipartisan massive overreaction which will in no wise end well. But what if it is at the direction not of any politician, but of a holy God who judges nations? We told you Trump was elected as judgment, remember?
WE TOLD YOU TRUMP WAS PUT IN OFFICE BY GOD FOR JUDGMENT
We told you from the very beginning that Donald Trump was put in office by God, against all odds, as a judgment. Do you remember? Let’s take a quick review of what we told you 4 years ago.
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Do you remember all the articles we wrote back in 2015 and 2016, articles telling you why I believed that Donald Trump was placed in office by God? Click on the image above to refreseh your memory. I told you on February 13, 2016 that Donald Trump would win in a landslide, and he did with a 33% majority in the Electoral College. Then on May 4, 2016, I told you the reason why Trump was put in office by God, as a judgment on America and on the world. I said this from that article:
“I no longer retain illusions about politics or the political process. Sadly, I do not see a coming new ‘glory day’ for America, I see an unsaved world preparing to go through the Tribulation after the Rapture of the Church where they will meet Antichrist. That’s what’s coming, and it will be sooner rather than later. Listen to me, America, the time is growing ever shorter. Get your eyes off of red vs. blue and conservative vs. liberal, you will never see the truth that way. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is getting ready to insert Himself into our world in a very visible and tangible way. These are the days of prophecy.” READ MORE:
I thought it was pretty good at the time I wrote it back in 2016, but today? Reading it today is sending chills down my spine as I watch America folding like a house of cards before my very eyes. Do you, dear brother and sister, realize what you are seeing? You are watching a paradigm shift of biblical proportions, and when it is done life will never be the same again for any of us. The judgment we told you was coming is now here, it has arrived, ready or not.
Military vehicles spotted in downtown Baltimore, near the stadiums… pic.twitter.com/YDwCUKJ51p
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) March 20, 2020
‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDERS AROUND THE COUNTRY
Here is a random sampling of states shutting things down in the past 24 hours:
OHIO: Governor Mike DeWine issued a “stay at home” order for all Ohioans on Sunday. The order goes into effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in effect until April 6. Officials will reassess the situation then.
PHILLY: Philadelphia became the latest city to order its residents to stay home, a mandate that goes into effect at 8 a.m. Monday and exempts activities like buying groceries and medicine, seeking medical care and exercising.
CALIFORNIA: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a statewide shelter-in-place order Thursday evening. “This is a dynamic situation,” Newsom said. “I don’t expect this to be many, many months, but for the time being, we are recognizing the next eight weeks” as especially important.
NEW YORK: Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that all New York residents must stay home “to the maximum extent possible,” effective 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Cuomo called the order the “New York State on PAUSE” plan, and it bans all nonessential gatherings of individuals “of any size for any reason.”
ILLINOIS: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced a “stay-at-home” order that began Saturday and will last until at least April 7. All nonessential businesses must close, and all people who can work from home must do so, Pritzker said. All Illinois schools will stay closed until at least April 8.
CONNECTICUT: In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced an executive order directing all nonessential businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state to prohibit all in-person functions if they are able to, effective 8 p.m. Monday.
OREGON: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday told residents to stay home, calling the directive “both an order and a public awareness campaign. I am directing Oregonians tonight to stay home to stay healthy. Social distancing done well and done early can save lives,” Brown said in a press conference.
NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday that he would bordering residents to stay at home, effective at 9 p.m. He also canceled gatherings of any number, including parties, weddings and religious ceremonies. “We need you to just stay at home,” Murphy said. “We have to change our behaviours.”
America cannot be “shut down” for 6 months, America cannot be shut down for 6 weeks, everything will collapse. This proposed Socialist ‘coronavirus stimulus plan‘ costing anywhere from 2-4 TRILLION dollars will be the death knell of the United States economic system just as sure as the notice hammered on the door of the Wittenburg castle church by Martin Luther ushered in the Protestant Reformation.
A ‘stay at home’ order is not the same thing as declaring martial law, per se, but it is so close to it that it hard to see why martial law will not be declared. What about the people who chose not to stay at home, how will you make them stay home? At the point of a gun, that’s how. Here in Saint Augustine, we are already seeing Army convoys riding through the streets. If you see it in your town, please comment below.
Please tune in tonight to our weekly NTEB Radio Bible Study, I will be discussing all of this and much more in great detail. The program will begin at 9PM EST, and you can access it by clicking here.
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENCE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – John Vibes
In the months since the COViD-19 pandemic began, governments around the world have been utilizing a wide range of technological devices to enforce quarantines. Advanced surveillance and tracking have been made possible by cellphone data, CCTV cameras, and drones.
Surveillance drones were used during the lockdown in China to monitor neighborhoods to ensure that residents were staying indoors. Drones were also used to spray disinfectants during the outbreak as well.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged additional governments to use similar tactics to enforce quarantines. Police in Spain have been using drones to patrol the streets and order citizens to stay home during the lockdown.
Police in Spain have been using drones to check the streets for anyone ignoring Spanish orders to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak
On Saturday, the country’s 47 million citizens were ordered to stay indoors except for necessary tripshttp://bbc.in/2QjUZDr
In Chula Vista, a town just outside of San Diego, police purchased at least two drones from the Chinese company DJI for $11,000 each.
Vern Sallee, one of the city’s police captains, told the Financial Times that the drones could be used to “disperse crowds” without the need for a human officer to be involved.
“We have not traditionally mounted speakers to our drones, but . . . if we need to cover a large area to get an announcement out, or if there were a crowd somewhere that we needed to disperse – we could do it without getting police officers involved,” Sallee said.
“The outbreak has changed my view of expanding the program as rapidly as I can,” he added.
Sallee also suggested that the drones could be used to give homeless people updates or orders about the pandemic, since many of them may not have access to the Internet and may be unaware of the current situation.
“What we saw in China, and what we’re probably going to see around the world, is using drones with cameras and loudspeakers to fly around to see if people are gathering where they shouldn’t be, and telling them to go home,” Gore said.
WILL CURRENT MEASURES CAUSE A GREAT DEPRESSION, AND IS IT WORTH IT?
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Joy Pullmann
Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They may not only be betting our entire economy, but our nation’s future. Thus it’s imperative that they not make foolish choices.
The current gamble seems to be to shut down the nation indefinitely to suppress a virus that is especially deadly to some demographics and experts agree cannot be contained, only slowed. The New York Times claims the basis of many U.S. officials’ decisions so far is a report from Imperial College London, and other models that spit out similar results. It says to contain the virus it will be necessary to quarantine Americans for two- to three-month stretches repeatedly over the next 18 months.
The alternative, says the report, is 4 million Americans dead, half who would otherwise have lived but instead die for lack of medical capacity such as ventilators. If we merely quarantine sick people and those at risk, a “mitigation” strategy, it projects the U.S. death toll at about 2 million, again half from lack of ventilators, not depth of disease.
This is why state governors are shutting down restaurants, schools, entertainment venues, government offices, parks, historical sites, churches, and travel. Most Americans and businesses likely can sustain a suspension of their lives for two weeks, the usual annual vacation time.
But start extending these bans to one and two months, and then to four and six months, and people are going to revolt as they sit chained to their houses, watching their jobs, businesses, and retirement accounts disappear, replaced with funny money taken from yet-unborn generations and no end in sight. Numerous people are already skeptical and fed up with the lockdowns, and we’re not a week in.
Just one competing projection, from the Hoover Institution, suggests “the total number of cases world-wide will peak out at well under 1 million, with the total number of deaths at under 50,000″ (emphasis added). This is near the annual death rate due to flu in the United States alone. We don’t know if that estimate is accurate either, but that’s the point.
If we assume that case fatality rate among individuals infected by SARS-CoV-2 is 0.3% in the general population — a mid-range guess from my Diamond Princess analysis — and that 1% of the U.S. population gets infected (about 3.3 million people), this would translate to about 10,000 deaths. This sounds like a huge number, but it is buried within the noise of the estimate of deaths from ‘influenza-like illness.’ If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to ‘influenza-like illness’ would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams.
Some worry that the 68 deaths from Covid-19 in the U.S. as of March 16 will increase exponentially to 680, 6,800, 68,000, 680,000 … along with similar catastrophic patterns around the globe. Is that a realistic scenario, or bad science fiction?
It seems a fool’s errand to pre-emptively and indefinitely risk everyone’s livelihoods without hard information about what is happening and a risk assessment that includes the serious dangers of killing the U.S. economy, not what computers project will happen with lots of missing, unreliable, and rapidly changing information.
Sharyl Attkisson has gone through the U.S. deaths to March 17, and as in other countries they are overwhelmingly among the very elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. The entire population is not at severe risk from coronavirus — although we are at severe risk from a wrecked economy and welfare expansions beyond Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s wildest dreams.
If we continue the present course U.S. politicians are taking, “we’ll be spending a lot more than we’ve ever been willing to spend before to avoid flu deaths. Eighty-three percent of our economy will be suppressed to relieve pressure on the 17% represented by health care. This will have to last months, not weeks, to modulate the rate at which a critical mass of 330 million get infected and acquire natural immunity,” writes Holman Jenkins at The Wall Street Journal.
Every year, 40,000 Americans die in car wrecks. I don’t see any critical mass of politicians calling for banning cars, and if they did, they would lose their next election. That’s because we as Americans have decided that the benefits of modern transportation outweigh the lives of 40,000 Americans a year, which a few years ago included my own young brother. Do I still drive a car? Daily.
My point here is not that I like people dying. It’s that very often our society chooses to allow deaths because the alternative is worse. I’m suggesting the severe social and economic tradeoffs of unlimited quarantine are an important consideration that is not being taken seriously enough.
That’s especially true because the majority of people now being kept home are not at severe risk. Here are the currently known fatality risks by age and comorbidity (pre-existing health problems), from WHO and Chinese data:
Would it be more prudent to severely shelter those at risk while the rest of us keep the country going? We can take steps like this while not choosing to crush small businesses and employees who cannot telework for one or two months, let alone 18.
He points out that South Korean data, which is more complete than most other countries’ data, shows huge disparities in risks between old and unhealthy and young and healthy. “Clearly, the impact on elderly and immunocompromised individuals is severe, with nearly 90% of total deaths coming from individuals 60 and over. But these data do not call for shutting down all public and private facilities given the extraordinarily low rates of death in the population under 50,” Epstein writes.
“Of course, every life lost is a tragedy…but those deaths stemming from the coronavirus are not more tragic than others, so that the same social calculus applies here that should apply in other cases,” he says.
“[T]he massive curtailments of the U.S. economy can have as many health consequences as the virus itself—if millions lose income and jobs, become depressed in self-isolation, increase smoking, and drug and alcohol use, and postpone out of fear necessary buying and visits to doctors and hospitals for chronic and serious medical conditions unrelated to the virus,” writes Victor Davis Hanson.
What if the real scenario is one of these: 1) We plunge the nation into a depression that kills many businesses and addicts millions to welfare, in a nation that has already pledged more welfare than it can afford for at least the next three generations. Because of this depression, many people die due to poverty, lack of medical care, and despair. Millions more transform from workers to takers, causing a faster implosion of our already mathematically impossible welfare state.
2) The nation quarantines only at-risk populations and those with symptoms, like South Korea has, and ensures targeted and temporary taxpayer support to those groups, goes nuts cranking out ventilators and other crisis equipment such as temporary hospitals using emergency response crews, while the rest of us keep calm, wash our hands, take extreme care with the at-risk groups, and carry on.
Why would the entire nation grind to a halt when the entire nation is not at a severe risk? I would rather have a flu I am 99.8 percent likely to survive than the nation plunged into chaos indefinitely because we pulled the plug on our economy during a stampede.
At the very least, Congress should wait a week or two, while half the nation or more is home, to see how the infection rates look as millions of test kits go out. The worst-case scenario they are predicating their actions on may not be the one we’re facing. Prudence suggests a measured, wait and see approach to policy until we have better information, not chucking trillions of my kids’ dollars out the window “just in case.”
MORE QUESTIONS ARISE: WHY WERE NO ALARMS SOUNDED IN 2009 WITH H1N1?
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – M. Catharine Evans
It seems some viral infection pandemics are more equal than others. At least when it comes to burning a vibrant Trump economy to the ground.
In September 2009, after millions had become infected with the H1N1 influenza and thousands had died, some of whom were young people and children, a relaxed and unalarmed Dr. Anthony Fauci told an interviewer that people just need “to use good judgment.”
“Parents should not send their kids to school if they’re sick, if you’re sick don’t go to work … avoid places where there are people who are sick and coughing, now that’s a difficult thing to do,” he said. “…You can’t isolate yourself from the rest of the world for the whole flu season.” That’s quite a change from the esteemed expert’s views on the current virus from China sweeping the world.
It’s peculiar that nowhere in the 2009 video does Dr. Fauci suggest that in order to alleviate the stress on hospital supplies we “force, uh, delay, if not cancel anything that’s elective, I mean any medical or surgical procedures that need to be done on an elective basis should not be done.” Dr. Fauci’s statement to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on March 20, 2020 and his obvious slip of the tongue using the word “force” reveals just how much influence Dr. Fauci has over our daily lives. To date, hospitals, imaging centers, and outpatient departments across the country have cancelled non-emergent testing and surgical procedures.
Additionally, nowhere in the 2009 interview does Dr. Fauci specifically mention restaurants and bars as hot spots for the transmission of the H1N1 virus as he does in his recent interview with Yahoo News: “When I see crowded bars and crowded restaurants, it is a little bit unnerving,” Fauci said. “It’s clear that those are the situations that put people very much at risk.” Talk about wielding power. Take a look around the country. Local and state officials have heeded Fauci’s “unnerving” concern and ordered restaurants to close their dining areas, or adhere to a 10-person limit. In cities and small towns everywhere, the restaurant industry, which includes owners, suppliers, chefs, line cooks, waitstaff, and bartenders, has been decimated.
Restaurants and bar owners, along with their employees, are the hardest hit economically by the virus. In my city of Richmond, Virginia, 75% to 80% of restaurant staff have been laid off. One hundred restaurants have closed and those not following Governor Ralph ‘Blackface’ Northam’s 10-person limit have been advised they could lose their business licenses and possibly risk police action if they do not comply. Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci lamented to Yahoo! News that he is unable to get his usual seven-mile daily run in due to his 19-hour days helping the American people, but he’s hopeful “sometime soon we’ll get back to some normality where I can exercise the way I like to exercise.”
Lastly, nowhere in the 2009 interview does Fauci use inflammatory, fear-inducing rhetoric, despite the number of H1N1-infected individuals, increased hospitalizations and deaths occurring at that time. Eleven years later, on March 11, 2020, Fauci is gung ho about COVID-19, warning lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill: “Bottom line, it’s going to get worse.” Since then, the renowned AIDS epidemiologist has been seen daily at White House press conferences and on cable news shows reiterating this message to the public.
For all of Dr. Fauci’s daily appearances and scientific evaluations of the data, questions still abound. For example: Why did Dr. Fauci not sound the alarm in 2009 as urgently as he has done in 2020?
Why did he not insist we ‘force’ hospitals to cancel elective tests and surgeries to save room for future infected patients during the H1N1 outbreak? Why did he pointedly target restaurants and bars in his concern for the spread of the coronavirus but not H1N1? As a specialist in infectious diseases, and as a self-described “man of science,” why support the closing of schools, businesses, and home quarantine for one virus and not the other?
H1N1’s duration from April 2009 to April 2010 with 60 million infected and almost 13,000 deaths in the U.S. alone was no less serious than the 2020 coronavirus so why was Dr. Fauci taking a more measured approach in 2009?
The answers may come too late. The economy that was setting records has been broken, at least, and hopefully, temporarily. The working and middle classes, who only a month ago were celebrating the purchase of a new car, a house, a raise, moving out of their parents’ home or the promise of a better job are wondering if they can hold on, and some are waking up to the realization their lives have been turned upside down over a virus that is no more deadly than the flu they got last year.
Exactly!!! All kinds of things are wrong here. Something is very, very wrong and it isn’t the virus. Why has a whole 3 months of this virus given us the number of last WEEK’S flu deaths and not a word on the flu but shutting down the world over this bug??? After all the hype the real numbers now coming out showing this to be a lesser illness in almost every category……and we’re willing to wreck the economy for it??!!?? Why is the DOJ requesting all kinds of new unconstitutional powers for a virus? Why is a silver bullet, Hydroxychloroquine, not already in wide spread use…its got 50 years of history and China published its effectiveness over a month ago in an intentional medical journal?? This doesn’t even scratch the surface of things wrong.
To me the telling comment was when President Trump cited a very promising 40 person study in France using Chloroquine with the testing body stating it should be used immediately for Covid-19. Fauci stated he wants more “clinical testing”. This told me immediately he has an agenda but only God really knows.
As a doctor in the Philippines, the SARS, H1N1, Mers and others were all overblown – I suspect the figures for those are way exaggerated. Unfortunately, this new one is different. During the outbreaks of those other viruses, we didn’t have overflowing ICU patients and we didn’t have our doctors dying from the disease.
Currently, we lost 3 doctors already, 1 a friend of mine – an anesthesiologist. I also have 2 of my medical school professors intubated. A cardiology professor and a pediatrician – infectious disease specialist (who was also my children’s pediatrician). There are a 6 other doctors intubated right now. And the Philippines is just slowly seeing its figures go up.
This virus is different. I agree that new world order is making the most of the media mileage it can get from this contagion. But please do not believe the opposite lie that it is nothing — it is much worse than the H1N1, SARS, mers, etc. The only thing that can give a match for this in our country is dengue fever but that one, we can stop the mosquitoes.
Please pray for us. We pray for everyone. Keep safe.
Just curious – why don’t such cases appear in any of the aggregate reports?
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Leah MarieAnn Klett
Evangelical pastor and author Max Lucado is encouraging Christians to choose faith over fear and consider what God might be telling them as the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the United States and abroad.
“We’ve never lived in a time like this. This is unprecedented,” Lucado, pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, told The Christian Post. “Yet the Bible tells us that times have been bizarre before. You open your Bible and you read about pestilence, fears, dark times. The Bible is written for times like this.”
“I think this a time where we need to be feeding our faith,” he continued. “If you feed your faith, your fears will starve. If you feed your fears, your faith will starve. Our tendency is to feed our fears. We have to do intentional things to feed our faith.”
Choosing faith over fear amid the onslaught of negative headlines, The New York Times bestselling author said, begins with thought management.
“When I turn on the news this evening, I’ll hear somebody say things are getting worse. If I don’t guard myself, I’ll let that create a sense of anxiety that will fill my heart, and then I will purvey that to the world,” Lucado explained.
“We think that just because we have a thought, we have to think it. We don’t. We don’t have to receive it. There are lots of lies out there and falsehoods distributed right now, in the form of exaggeration, like, ‘We’ll never get through this’ and other overstatements. We need to guard against those things because they can suck us down.”
“This means, we hear that thought, and then we pray: ‘I know it seems things are getting worse, but Lord, you are in control, and I’m not going to surrender to that. I give my fear to you,’” he said. “Instead of allowing anxiety into my heart, faith goes into my heart so that later, what I say is, ‘Things are tough, but I believe in a good God and He’s on the throne.’ I become one who purveys hope instead of fear.”
He encouraged every believer to ask: “‘Lord, what are you saying to me during this crisis?” God, Lucado stressed, is “talking to the world” through the global pandemic.
“I believe His message is both personal and global,” the pastor emphasised. “Some of us need to hear something individually. For example, I sensed the Lord was telling me, ‘Max, don’t depend on the economy.’ It could be that God is telling people, ‘Don’t trust entertainment for your fulfilment.’”
“Who would’ve foreseen empty sports stadiums? This feels like a science fiction novel,” he continued. “It could be that some of us need to hear the Lord saying, ‘Quit making an idol out of these sources of pleasure. Come to me for fulfilment.”
In times of calamity, Christians should strive to “keep our Bibles and hearts open” more than ever before, Lucado stressed.
“We have situations like this in history and it will happen again,” he said. “I don’t know if this is an indication that we’re near the end of the world as we know it, but it could be. Nobody knows. But it’s a reminder to us to turn our hearts to the Lord and keep praying.”
SOROS’ ANTI-ISRAEL FUNDING
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Rachel Ehrenfeld
George Soros seems to have developed a special dislike of the State of Israel. He has rewritten Middle Eastern history to better jibe with his idea of the “poignant and difficult case” of “victims turning perpetrators.” Soros, much like the virulent anti-Semitic graphic daily propaganda in Arab, Palestinian, and Iranian newspapers, has been comparing Israel’s self-defense against repeated attempts of annihilation by Islamist/Arab terrorists to Nazi atrocities. The successful defense against terrorism, especially preemptive actions, is never appropriate in Soros’ book.
His history of how Israel fought for its independence could have been written by Noam Chomsky or Yasser Arafat: “After the war [World War II], Jews resorted to terrorism against the British in Palestine to secure a homeland in Israel,” Soros writes in his book, The Bubble of American Supremacy. “Subsequently, after being attacked by Arab nations, Israel occupied additional territory and expelled many of the inhabitants. Eventually, the Arab victims also turned perpetrators, and Israel started suffering terrorist attacks.”
This Soros interpretation denies the number of Arab invasions and the brutal tactics that led Israel to occupy the lands these attacks were launched from in the first place. As for the “expulsions,” many left because the surrounding Arab nations ordered them to leave. The Arab plan was to kill all the Jews as soon as possible and move back. For defending themselves, the Jews are getting what they deserve, in Soros’ mind. By surviving Arab/Muslim violence all these years, and by defending themselves, the Jews in Israel and elsewhere bear the responsibility for rising anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activities.
From 2001 to 2015, OSF and other Soros-related foundations funneled nearly $10 million to various liberal Jewish and Palestinian groups to intensify anti-Israel propaganda. In 2010, for example, the OSF pledged $100 million over 10 years to Human Rights Watch (HRW), whose funding was dwindling following a scandal concerning its Saudi fundraising activities in 2009. The HRW is a powerful organization that for decades has been promoting the Palestinian cause, including support of the BDS, while demonizing Israel.
The OSF has also been funding organizations known for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including virulent anti-Israel, pro-BDS individuals and groups affiliated with known Palestinian terrorist groups, especially the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization designated as such by the U.S. EU, Canada, and Israel. The Israeli government’s February 2019 report Terrorists in Suits, provides detailed information on “…the ties between NGOs promoting BDS and terror organizations.”
Expert testimony before Congress in 2017 has documented that one of the oldest Palestinian terror organizations controls important elements of the international operations of the unincorporated entity (the BDS movement) under which the U.S. Domestic Terror Affiliates operate.
Some examples of OSF’s terrorist-linked Palestinian NGOs include the Gaza-based NGO Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), claims to be “Dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.” In reality, the PCHR is a major actor in the Palestinian efforts to delegitimize Israel, spreading outlandish ‘war-crimes’ allegations against Israel, and employing Lawfare to “galvanize international pressure and punitive measures against Israel in the legal realm” The PCHR “has multiple links” to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PCHR’s 2017 annual report lists Foundation Open Society as a contributor, with at least $650,000.
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake was reported at 9:27 a.m. Sunday 36 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 39 miles from Eureka, Calif., 43 miles from Myrtletown, Calif., 46 miles from Arcata, Calif., and 50 miles from McKinleyville, Calif..
In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.0 to 5.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.
JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT”
Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE
We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” of the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an “UNGODLY” World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is “TOTALLY” imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgements; He does not want “ANYONE” to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, and God and his Love is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).
Rom. 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom. 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God
Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Col. 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Rev. 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev. 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken
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