Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Final Chest Pains of a Dead Global Economy.

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I know and admit that I am many of my friends were duped and misled  about Y2K in the year 2000,   but that taught me that all the stuff I bought to Prep. was not wasted one bit, and I donated much of the canned goods to our local church that made good use of the food for their Christian school lunch program, and let me write it off in my taxes.   And I wish I had 2 years worth of toilet paper and paper products now saved up.   It wasn't bad after all.  
    But just get a load of this following article!   Go figure:   If there is already too much violence in the world now, even in the USA,  tensions can translate into panic and more murders in a heart beat !   Frankly, I did not realize until now how bad the world really is right now with several countries right on the brink of going tilt/ collapse.  
      The pastor came over and gave / lent me his book on understanding Revelation, and the End Times,  and I mean to read all of it soon,  but it looks heavy.   I bet that I will get many 'hits' on THIS blog post.
      I intend to buy more gasoline for my truck, etc., tomorrow, just to be on the safe side.....  and I promised to take my wife out for a great Mexican lunch, also.


These Are the Final Chest Pains of a Dead Global Economy

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Good Monday Morning, the world’s stock markets are in free fall and the banks and their worthless paper currencies are next!!!
The world is in the middle of a global economic meltdown. What does that mean? The simple answer is that it will not be long until every modern country is consumed by hyperinflation resulting in the crash of most of the paper currencies on the planet. This will result in an economic shutdown. Starvation will become commonplace. Unrestrained violence will occur and eventually the world will slip into World War III.
I literally have at my finger tips two dozen economic indicators which demonstrates that total and global economic collapse is at hand. In the interest of brevity, I will only highlight two of these indicators and if these were the only indicators, an economic collapse would still be in our collective futures.

A Dead Global Economy

Three weeks ago Reuters reported that shipping freight rates for transporting containers being transported from the ports in Asia to Northern Europe dropped almost 23% to $400 per 20-foot container in the week ended on August 3, 2015 and the data was obtained from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index. At that time, at least the crippled Baltic Dry Index was holding its own. That is not longer the case. The BDI is in total free fall. Oil prices are in free fall. Very little is moving. The Chinese Stock Market is disintegrating before our eyes. Read this chart and weep. This is the end. There will be no more warnings, only progress reports about the collapse. According to the BDI product is NOT moving!
According to this chart, very soon, nothing will be moving. This means catastrophic food shortages. Medicines will not be shipped. Those who still have jobs will not be able to drive to work.
According to this chart, very soon, nothing will be moving. This means catastrophic food shortages. Medicines will not be shipped. Those who still have jobs will not be able to drive to work. This is why China devalued its currency. And in retaliation, this is China was attacked, twice, this past week. The point of no return has been reached.
To those that are not economically not savvy to the importance to the BDI, I have prepared a brief explanation below.

The Baltic Dry Index

bdiThe  Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is absolutely the best measure of  global economic health. The BDI is used by economists as a leading global economic indicator because it predicts future economic activity. The BDI, uses the U.S. dollar as a benchmark and measures the global supply and the corresponding demand for commodity shipments among bulk carriers. Commodities, in the form of raw materials like grains, lumber, coal and precious metals form the backbone of the BDI. Over time, the BDI is the best indicator of global economic health because, unlike the futures market, the BDI does not engage in speculation as it provide near real time data on what and what is being shipped. The determinations made by the BDI are such an accurate indicator of economic activity because businesses don’t book freighters when they have no cargo to move. In short, the BDI is the world’s financial blood pressure measure. The BDI is said to be one day away from reaching its all-time low. Ultimately, what the BDI tells economists is that we are headed for a depression that will make 1929 look like a picnic.
Back in February of 2015, the BDI had fallen on 43 of the past 47 days because of a shipping strike. Back in February, the world was days away from a total economic shutdown. However, the crisis was resolved and product began to move and the world bought a few more moments of relative peace.

If Product Does Not Get Shipped, You Do Not Eat!

Let’s look at this issue through the lens of common sense. If raw materials are not being transported in sufficient numbers as the BDI strongly indicates, what will happen  to manufacturing? To the cognitive dissonance crowd, please take off your rose colored sunglasses and honestly answer this question, what does a low BDI mean to manufacturing? Low BDI means low manufacturing, period! In turn this means less finished products coming to market. Please note that the BDI includes grains in its analysis. With fewer grains being shipped to market to be packaged and distributed to your grocery outlet, this will lead to severe food shortages. This is not fear-mongering, this is simple Economics 101. Look at the chart representing the collapse of the BDI and ask yourself, where will your Thanksgiving turkey come from?
When the full effect of this impending train wreck is felt, there will not be a government in the civilized world that will be safe from assassination. I know, some of you will say that this will never happen. Well, let’s take a look at what Paul Craig Roberts and Sam Ro said back in February about the conditions in Greece.

European Union Economic Crisis

Two days ago, the Euro declined 1.3% in one day versus the dollar, leaving many European banks fearing that the bottom is falling out of the European Union’s economy. Business Insider’s Sam Ro stated  that Greek banks can no longer exchange Greece’s lowly-rated government bonds for money in the European Union. In other words, the European Union just announced the Greece’s money is worthless. What keeps an economy, in distress, rolling on day after day? The reasons are purely psychological. One Greek accepts Greek bank notes from another Greek because they have confidence that the paper currency can be exchanged for goods and services. When Greek citizens loses confidence in their ability to flip the paper money in exchange for goods and service, the Greek economy will totally collapse. The European Union’s recent decision to not honor Greek paper currency has set into effect a series of dominoes which will culminate in the Greeks not having a paper currency for daily use. Unless the European Union reverses their position, the Greek economy could be days away from total collapse. And under these highly volatile circumstances, anarchy would ensue.
The situation in Greece is so dire that Paul Craig Roberts is openly talking about the real possibility that the Greek government will be assassinated. Roberts believes that it is very possible that the Greek people will turn their back on the West and will accept Russia’s offer to become a member of the BRICS, under the Russian sphere of influence as Roberts indicated.
That makes it difficult to make an agreement with the new Greek government to ameliorate the conditions imposed on Greece.  So it makes the EU inflexible.  That inflexibility gives Greece the cards to say, ‘We’re not playing your game — we’re going to play a different game and accept Russia’s offer.”
To make matters worse global oil prices are plummeting as well in this double whammy which will result in nothing being shipped.
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Eurozone collapse is inevitable.
Eurozone collapse is inevitable.
Spain and Ireland’s economy are on the verge of collapse and have been since the summer of 2015. Germany, France and Italy would be better off to be in the Russian sphere of influence given their dependence on Russian gas shipments to these three economies. In short, the European Union will not survive. If the EU is still here in Thanksgiving, I am going to be very surprised.
Although the date of the death of the European Union has yet to be determined. However, it is only a matter of time. And if Paul Craig Roberts assertion that when the Greek government will be assassinated in the coming anarchy, how long will it be until the violence crosses into Spain, Ireland, Italy and then consumes the rest of Europe? And do you expect Putin to idly stand by and not take advantage of the chaos? Stalin would have been salivating at this coming opportunity.
The incompatibility of Muslim immigration has already brought violence to the streets of Sweden, France and several other European countries will exacerbate the economic conditions. Europe is primed and ready for a total meltdown and with the health of the American economy, there is no way that we can save financial backsides of our training partners.  At the end of the day, I think Paul Craig Roberts prediction may be tame. The Greek government will not be the only government running for cover when the proverbial economic poop hits the fan, the violence will spread across Europe like Ebola across West Africa.


Do you think the September date associated with the Pope addressing the United Nations is a coincidence? I recommending that all of us plan accordingly. Does this make Jade Helm’s purpose a little more clear?
Four Hundred of the world’s richest people lost a total of $182 billion this week, amounting to 6.3% of their total and collective wealth. These people are the last line of economic defense, it is over! And what do rich people do when the money begins to run out? ANSWER: THEY START WARS!!!
The Commodities market is at a 13 year low! The only thing that is increasing in value is gold!

These numbers make 2008 look like an economic boom!!!

Are you prepared for what is coming? Have you stored food, water and made agreements of protection with your neighbors. Are you and your family spiritually prepared? It is 30 seconds to midnight, we are out of time.
In summary, I will reiterate what I have said many times before:
This bankster run system does not work for you and me. Buy gold and silver!!!!! Again, take your money out of their banks, stop shopping in globalist stores like Walmart and begin to trade and barter and grow your own food. To do otherwise, is to continue to participate in a rigged game which will culminate in your destruction!
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The Market, Judgment, and You.

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On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:30 PM

Al-Qaeda in Iraq was a fierce and evil force that brought terror to anyone who crossed its path. We don’t hear much about Al-Qaeda in Iraq anymore, however, and it’s not because they no longer exist. It’s because the massive coalition of terrorists no longer uses the name. Al Qaeda in Iraq is now known as the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” or ISIS for short.
How is it that at the same time Barack Hussein Obama claimed Al-Qaeda was on the run he was also having to field questions about the new threat of ISIS? How did an already deadly terrorist organization become bigger, more dangerous and more powerful in the Middle East?
The answers to these questions lead us to a terrifying realization. A realization that American taxpayers have funded a massive, destructive range of foreign policies that helped give birth to what is now considered the world’s greatest terror network. All of this at the direction of Barack Obama.
What you’re about to read explains the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, the ties between Libya, Iraq and Syria, as well as the birth of ISIS and the hands of Obama’s foreign policy. It also explains how everything happening is paving the way for Iran’s war against Israel.
ISIS is a large scale army of ruthless criminals who embrace a fanatical flavor of radical Islam. Their mission is and has always been to establish a Caliphate where Shari’ah law is the supreme law of the land. Under the agenda of ISIS anyone who disagrees, no matter what nationality or religion they claim, is instantly considered an enemy.  ISIS deals with enemies through public beheadings, mass executions and often times even brutal crucifixions.
Why on earth would any free American EVER choose to partner with these beasts? In what world is it logical to team up with a brutal serial killer, give him freedom, money, weapons and influence, all with the idea that he may be able to kill another brutal serial killer? Sure, you might get rid of one killer, but in the process you’ve created a killer that is much more dangerous than the previous two combined.
This is exactly what Obama and his ilk in Washington did. But in order to gain a full understanding of how ISIS came to be, we have to back up to the early years of Obama’s administration and dissect the truth of what happened.
When thinking of Libya today, images of a war torn, collapsed nation in turmoil come to mind. But before Obama came into play Libya was a bright spot in a dark part of the world. In fact, according to the United Nations Development index of 2010, Libya had the highest standard of living of any country in Africa. It wouldn’t be fair to try and make a comparison to cities in the U.S., but when it comes to Africa Libya was the ideal place to live.
Tripoli Business Center Pre-2010
Then Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi ruled the nation with an iron fist. There is no question Gaddafi was a dictator who didn’t always look out for the best interests of the people whom he was responsible for. That said, Gaddafi was at the time widely respected by neigboring governments as one of the greatest leaders in Africa.
To give you idea of how the leaders of the region viewed Gaddafi, a meeting once take place where more than 200 kings and rulers throughout Africa jointly decided to honor Gaddafi by giving him the title of “king of kings.”
Gaddafi Dubbed King of Kings
I don’t mention all of this to side with Gaddafi. As I said, he wasn’t a model leader. He certainly wasn’t someone we should prop of as an example of what the world should have in control of its assets and lives. But Gaddafi being in power in that part of the world had benefits. And truth be told, Libya was far better off under Gaddafi’s rule than it is today.
So why did Obama want Gaddafi out, dead or alive? One could easily submit, and I do, that Obama wasn’t going to tolerate Gaddafi’s attitude towards Israel. No, Gaddafi wasn’t a big supporter of Israel, but like several other leaders Obama helped remove from power in the Middle East (Egypt, for example), Gaddafi gladly gobbled up foreign aid in exchange for holding the view that Israel has a right to exist.
In a 2009 interview with Time Magazine  Gaddafi had this to say.
The position that we are in, the road that the world is going on, would lead to the destruction of the Jews. Because generally speaking, Jews as a community are limited, their number is limited, all over the world. We know that they’re not that big. Unfortunately, they were persecuted by all nations. They were persecuted by the Romans and King Edward I. And we all know the Holocaust during Hitler’s time. Once seeing the history like that we can only but sympathize with them as Jews.
How many times have you heard a leader of a nation in or near the Middle East say something like that? I’m guessing not many. And certainly not since Obama took office. There is, without question, a six year trend of U.S. involvement in toppling Middle East leaders who “tolerate” Israel’s existence with the end goal of replacing them with rulers (or rogue terror-linked entities) who share a desire to see Israel weakened, if not completely destroyed.
Which gets us back to Obama’s campaign to take Gaddafi out of the picture. The Libya affair was Obama’s very first major act of foreign policy. Obama was able claim it was successful in that it removed Gaddafi from power, and it all happened without U.S. “boots on the ground.” But what Obama doesn’t want you to know is what happened under the mainstream media radar during the operation.
You see, Obama won his Libya trophy by using the State Department and the CIA to fund, arm and help orchestrate what some call the “Libyan revolution.” Who were the individuals who served in this mysterious army to take down Gaddafi for Obama? You ready for this?
Al Qaeda linked Jihadists.
That’s right. Obama’s CIA and State Department used what is now known as ISIS to destroy Gaddafi in Libya. The rebel army, known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, was commanded by a Muslim named Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi. Mr. al-Hasidi even admitted to The Telegraph that al-Qaeda members who fought American troops in Iraq had also joined the fight against Gaddafi in Libya.
So here we have a scenario where Obama was funding and arming the same terrorists who had been fighting America troops in Iraq to do his dirty work in Libya. Once these terrorists and thugs began organizing and winning battles in Libya, Obama came in with the final death blow to Gaddafi with massive U.S. and NATO airstrikes on Gaddafi’s infrastructure. In the end, Obama and his al-Qaeda allies defeated Gaddafi and Libya was now in the hands of people who hate Israel.
Now that we have that part of the story established, we need to pivot to ISIS and Syria. Before we do that, though, I want to explain the Benghazi murders and what was happening when it all went down. This is a critical part of the story because it fully explains not only how ISIS was initially armed in Syria, but a very possible and likely reason why Ambassador Stevens was left to die with no support from Obama’s State Department.
When Gaddafi was confirmed dead, the CIA and State Department moved in to claim control of Gaddafi’s massive arms stockpiles. Gaddafi had amassed a legendary supply of sophisticated weapons of war via his pre-Obama aid packages from the U.S. and other world powers. Before being named Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens was chosen as the operative in charge of gaining quick and total control over Gaddafi’s weapon stockpiles. He had full and intimate understanding of what weapons were there, what they were capable of and what the U.S. was going to do with them. In fact, he was probably one of only a handful of people who knew the full story surrounding the weapons. In essence, Chris Stevens was the key person that could link U.S. involvement in Libya to the supply of heavy arms to “rebels” in Syria.
Chris Stevens was eventually named Ambassador to Libya and given even more control over the State Department’s operations in the region. It was during this time that the U.S. began shipping the weapons stockpiles through Turkey and into Syria.
The  Times of London reported on this when it began happening.
A Libyan ship carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria since the uprising began has docked in Turkey and most of its cargo is making its way to rebels on the front lines, The Times has learnt.
Among more than 400 tonnes of cargo the vessel was carrying were SAM-7 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), which Syrian sources said could be a game-changer for the rebels.
“This is the largest single delivery of assistance to the rebel fighting units we have received,” said Abu Muhammed, a member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who helped to move the shipment from warehouses to the border. “These are things that could change the tide — if they are used correctly.”
The shipment arrived in Syria just 3 days after Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi.  The New York Times reported on it as well.
As the United States and its Western allies move toward providing lethal aid to Syrian rebels, these secretive transfers give insight into an unregistered arms pipeline that is difficult to monitor or control. And while the system appears to succeed in moving arms across multiple borders and to select rebel groups, once inside Syria the flow branches out. Extremist fighters, some of them aligned with Al Qaeda, have the money to buy the newly arrived stock, and many rebels are willing to sell.
Obama’s work in Libya was done. Gaddafi, a dictator who tolerated the existence of Israel, was out of the picture. His weapons were shipped off to terrorists in Syria and Chris Stevens, one of the few people who knew each and every detail of how it all happened, was also removed from the equation. Of course, there are multiple reports that confirm what happened, but without a credible witness such as Chris Steven, that tie can never be made official. At least, not without Hillary Clinton. And we all know Clinton erased the data on her email server, pretty much sealing the truth in a way that it can never be retrieved.
Additionally, in the summer of 2013 Obama’s foreign policy efforts claimed another victim.  Egyptian President Mohamed M orsi found himself at the center of a bubbling coup led by the Muslim Brotherhood. This important because, as was the case with Gaddafi, Morsi also tolerated the existence of Israel. 
As negotiations began in November 2012, no one was surprised that Morsi came down on the side of the Palestinians. What was surprising, however, was that he seemed to be able to do so without alienating the Israelis. The Egyptian president pledged to adhere to the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty, for example, and kept lines of communication to Israel and the United States open as tensions grew. The communication and good faith proved fruitful: Just minutes before the brokered truce went into effect, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly said that he wanted to express his “appreciation for the efforts of Egypt to obtain a cease-fire.”
Just like Gaddafi, Morsi had to go. And by force at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi was gone. Yet another nation with new leadership that won’t tolerate the existence of Israel.
Egypt Revolution
Obama’s foreign policy then turned to Syria. When it comes to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, it turns out many prominent politicians and officials would prefer he be in power vs. the U.S. backed terror groups who initially made up the Free Syrian Army before it became ISIS.  Here’s what an unnamed Israel politician told alarabiya news outlet.
“I prefer to support Assad than the Syrian revolutionaries. He may be a tyrant, but things have been more stable with him around;” “Syria is all that stands between Israel and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria;” “Israel stands hand-in-hand with Assad.”
But according to Obama’s State Department, Assad must go. And who will replace him?  Those loyal to ISIS and Iran.
Pivoting back to the Syria ISIS narrative, we must understand that ISIS is al-Qaeda. It started as al-Qaeda in Iraq, then was recruited to remove Gaddafi in Libya before turning its attention, through Gaddafi’s weapons and more than $120,000,000 in U.S. tax dollars to the Free Syrian Army, towards Syria. When the Syrian civil war got hot, the Free Syrian Army married al-Qaeda in Iraq and the couple called themselves ISIS.
The entire effort is designed to create chaos and terror. It’s designed to topple leaders who tolerate Israel and replace them with people who want Israel destroyed. It’s designed to give backdoor access to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood in nations surrounding Israel. Egypt to the south and Syria to the north.
Iraq gives Iran a direct passage into Syria. Iran is now confirmed to be involved, on the ground, in Iraq. U.S. interests in Iraq are now aligned with those of Iran given that both are giving the appearance of fighting ISIS. An Israeli General recently confirmed some 10,000 Iranian backed “troops” are now amassing at the Syria/Jordan border near Israel’s border. And finally, Iran is sending funds, supplies and support to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Is the picture beginning to make a little more sense now?
-Eric Odom

     The REAL REASON that America is having so much trouble right now is....  that BOTH political Parties are corrupt, guilty, and the fraud in the WH is plotting and active in pushing our country into the Agenda 21 position.   But that's not all.   We shall soon see [and it will cost me dearly if I am wrong/ incorrect !] that the Pope will show his true colors of Socialism,  by addressing the U.S. Congress and Senate, etc., that all Catholics ought to support the coming ONE WORLD GOV'T.   He also supports the goofy theory of 'Global Warming' [or what ever they call it now days, as they make things up as they go...].   Personally,  I think that many Catholics WILL obey and follow their Pope,  because all their lives they just say on their butts in church, without ever cracking open the Bible and doing their home work and studies ! !    Sorry,  I am NOT slamming the good Catholic people, or making fun of their Beliefs !   But it's a fact that many Catholic and Protestant people in the world have left the original fundamentals and Biblical Beliefs, long ago, and now they will pay for that crime/ sin in spades....  sorry, dear people.  
       The ONLY Truth you and I will ever find is in the KJV Bible, written in a way that most 6th grade youngsters can understand....  IF, and only IF THEY HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT working in them.   How do we get that Holy Spirit ??   ASK FOR IT FROM THE FATHER IN HEAVEN... IT'S FREE !!   But before that happens we need to develop a contrite, humble, serious, God-loving heart.   Why do you want that critical information?   What do you want to do with it?   If your motives are pure and honest...  that you just want to learn about Father God, His Son, Jesus, etc, and learn to do His Will,  good.   Let me quote:   "For the word of God is quick [alive], and powerful,  and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart."  ---Hebrews 4: 12.     And I just found another place in the bible where it says that:   "It is impossible for God to lie."   ---Hebrews 6: 18.    The other place is:  Titus 1: 2.   

The "Christian Church" does NOT get off the hook either!   In fact, 'God will clean His temple FIRST !    As all Christian churches have and know the bible, we are due a harder, longer time at the 'wood shed' --- a terrible butt whipping.... 'as more is given -- so more will be taken away.'   But the Church has, for the most part,  drifted away from the truth of the Word, even adopting some heathen, immoral, pagan ways and mixing everything together, so they can retain the huge crowds that put money in the collection pots, etc.    'They have tickled the ears of the church-goers and told them what they WANT TO HEAR... in the Last Days, according to Timothy.   Well, we can see that most of the churches, now days, are empty, closed, shut down, and blown away with the wind.   What really hurt me is when we had some of our Missionaries come to our church with pictures, slides, and tell us that their assigned field, like GERMANY, has reverted back to it's Pagan roots !!  Pure, Biblical Christianity has been replace, there, and other places, with paganism and materialism $$$ !   I am very sad for that fact, friends.    "Hang down your head, Tom Dooley....  poor guy-- you're going to die."  An old song.  

The pastor promised to bring one of his books over to lend me, about understanding the book of Revelation @ 1 PM, TODAY!  
       But no one can say that God is a hateful, angry, blood thirsty Entity.   Rather, Father God, is, and has been, a gracious, benevolent, kind, loving, patient God,  giving the church and His people many chances to clean up our collective and individual acts, and hearts.   While we know that we have been "sealed" by the Spirit into a special class of human beings finding favor by loving and declaring the Gospel of   Jesus Christ, and following Him....  we also keep back sliding, sinning, and getting into more mischief all along.   It's dang scary for ME to look back at my own life, marriages, relationships, and failures, and I feel so guilty and ashamed of myself !    It's just plain HARD FOR ME to see myself as a "{Saint}" going to heaven, when I continually keep sinning and falling into the same trap, snare, ambush that Satan lays for me !   Grrrrrrrr !   And then Satan the devil USES all that stuff to tear me down, making me feel lower than dog dirt, so that I [and we] quit going to church, and quit praying to our Father, until we just quit, period.  And we are dead, or we 'tap out.'   

Now...   Things in the world, and America [as long as it lasts... lol] will [WILL CERTAINLY] go from bad to worse, I promise, and the Bible says.  Just read Revelation, chapter 8.   The "Great Tribulation" ---Matthew 24: 21, etc.   And you all think that times are tough now ???   Ha!   Just remember:  OSAS.   'Once Saved  --- Always Saved.'   And some folks think and do:   Once they get saved, they are sealed in with the Holy Spirit, but then they just lay idle, do nothing, study not,  share the great news of the Gospel, not, and just sit in front of the TV, and wait for the Rapture!    Folks, that's not the way to be.   Do something!  Walk, talk, study, share, pass out great Bible Tracts [Inc.] to people you meet all the time !   When people do that goofy beg off thing, I just laugh to myself and remember some of my first days in BCT [Basic Training] at Fort Campbell, KY., where the senior Drill Sargent told us:  'Ha!  You think you are tired now?   I will have you weak, lazy, city boys doing things you never dreamed possible !!  Our Drill Sargent is Boot Camp were very stern and intimidating back in 1967 !  They could put the fear of God into a young many!    Their job was to make men our of boys,  Soldiers out of goof ups and lazy city slickers!   And our AIT was not that much better at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in Aviation school.   But if good training, learning, and precision good Soldiering came in a bottle --- we could all be in their shinny boots !  Hoo--Rah !   The good, positive side is:  That good paying, important Jobs and Employers LOOK and HIRE Veterans and those who served in the Armed Forces, and my DD-214 got me landed in many good jobs where I worked my way up the ladder, and paid the bills, helped raise my beautiful family that I love.   But I digress... 

Love, Army Hugs, Keep the Faith,

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Tuesday,  August 25, 2015
The stock market, judgment, and you

Americans have lost some $1.8 TRILLION in the stock market this year--most of it in the last few days, according to Steve Goldstein of MarketWatch.com. Goldstein reports that the Federal Reserve's financial accounts of the United States report indicated that American households and nonprofits held $24.1 trillion in stocks as of March 31. He calculated the percentage of loss suffered by the Dow Jones Total Stock Market index and found that by midmorning Monday, "that number had dropped to $22.2 trillion." He reminded readers of the third quarter of 2011, when $2.8 trillion was "wiped away" and that it took another four quarters (a full year) to gain back the money. In other words, we are in for a long haul.

Before we credit God for the misfortune that befalls us proclaiming that judgment is upon America for all of its immoral and ungodly deeds, we should take a look at ourselves as a nation and the practices we have employed. There are many economic policies that lead up to a market crash. George W Bush's quantitative easy policy was a major one. Quantitative Easing is where our government funded the Federal Reserve's purchases of financial assets from commercial banks and other financial institutions (translated Wall Street) to prop up the US economy. He raised the national debt by $5.8 trillion to $11.6 trillion. The current "president" accelerated the policy, and the national debt is now $18.3 trillion and growing.

To make matters worse, the banking industry has accumulated great wealth by this policy while taxpayers are in triple jeopardy--it is our taxes that would pay for the debt, and we are already paying for the policy. In addition, when the US Government decides to quit bailing out bankers and financial institutions, the economy will break down, placing even more burden on taxpayers. This is a grievous situation at best and disastrous at worse. Combine this with the burden of those who are allowed unfettered entry across our borders--due to the policies of the current "president"--the standard of living in America could collapse. 

One could make the case that since Biblical practices of good stewardship were not followed, the judgment of God is upon us. However, there is clear evidence that the decision-making of a disengaged society and the resulting poor leadership are causing disastrous consequences. The judgment of God, His wrath, however, comes on the Day of the Lord. Revelation 8:1 says, "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour." Verse 13 says, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth..." This is judgment. Ultimately, the financial ruin we are facing is the consequence of our own making. We must engage with society, raise the standard, and hold accountability to the precepts and principles of God Almighty. It starts in the house of the Lord--our body is the temple.
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Bill Wilson

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