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Does China Plan To Establish “China Cities” And “Special Economic Zones” All Over America?

Kings of the East moving! Soon to own much of America! Keep looking up!

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
Jan 23, 2013

What in the world is China up to?  Over the past several years, the Chinese government and large Chinese corporations (which are often at least partially owned by the government) have been systematically buying up businesses, homes, farmland, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources all over America.  In some cases, China appears to be attempting to purchase entire communities in one fell swoop.  So why is this happening?  Is this some form of “economic colonization” that is taking place?  Some have speculated that China may be intending to establish “special economic zones” inside the United States modeled after the very successful Chinese city of Shenzhen.  Back in the 1970s, Shenzhen was just a very small fishing village, but now it is a sprawling metropolis of over 14 million people.  Initially, these “special economic zones” were only established within China, but now the Chinese government has been buying huge tracts of land in foreign countries such as Nigeria and establishing special economic zones in those nations.  So could such a thing actually happen in America?  Well, according to Dr. Jerome Corsi, a plan being pushed by the Chinese Central Bank would set up “development zones” in the United States that would allow China to “establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work.”  Under the plan, some of the $1.17 trillion that the U.S. owes China would be converted from debt to “equity”.  As a result, “China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss.”  Does all of this sound far-fetched?  Well, it isn’t.  In fact, the economic colonization of America is already far more advanced than most Americans would dare to imagine.

So how in the world did we get to this point?  A few decades ago, the United States was the unchallenged economic powerhouse of the world and China was essentially a third world country.

So what happened?

Well, we entered into a whole bunch of extremely unfavorable “free trade” agreements, and countries such as China began to aggressively use “free trade” as an economic weapon against us.

Over the past decade, we have lost tens of thousands of businesses and millions of jobs to China.  When the final numbers for 2012 come out, our trade deficit with China for the year will be well over 300 billion dollars, and that will be the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the world.

Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 2.3 trillion dollars.  That 2.3 trillion dollars could have gone to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers, and in turn taxes would have been paid on all of that money.  But instead, all of that money went to China.

Rather than just sitting on all of that money, China has been lending much of it back to us – at interest.  We now owe China more than a trillion dollars, and our politicians are constantly pleading with China to lend more money to us so that we can finance our exploding debt.

Today, the U.S. government pays China approximately 100 million dollars a day in interest on the debt that we owe them.  Those that say that the U.S. debt “does not matter” are being incredibly foolish.

So thanks to our massive trade deficit and our exploding national debt, China is systematically getting wealthier and the United States is systematically getting poorer.

And now China is starting to use a lot of that wealth to aggressively expand their power and influence around the globe.

But isn’t it more than a bit far-fetched to suggest that China may be planning to establish Chinese cities and special economic zones in America?

Not really.

Just look at what has already happened up in Canada.  It is well-known that the Chinese population of Vancouver, Canada has absolutely exploded in recent years.  In fact, the Vancouver suburb of Richmond is now approximately half Chinese.  The following is an excerpt from a BBC article

Richmond is North America’s most Asian city – 50% of residents here identify themselves as Chinese. But it’s not just here that the Chinese community in British Columbia (BC) – some 407,000 strong – has left its mark. All across Vancouver, Chinese-Canadians have helped shape the local landscape.

A similar thing is happening in many communities along the west coast of the United States.  In fact, Chinese citizens purchased one out of every ten homes that were sold in the state of California in 2011.

But in other areas of the United States, the Chinese are approaching things much more systematically.

For example, as I have written about previously, a Chinese group identified as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” has purchased 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan.  Their stated goal is to build a “China City” that has artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.

In other instances, large chunks of real estate in major U.S. cities that are down on their luck are being snapped up by Chinese investors.  Just check out what a Fortune article from a while back says has been happening over in Toledo, Ohio…

In March 2011, Chinese investors paid $2.15 million cash for a restaurant complex on the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. Soon they put down another $3.8 million on 69 acres of newly decontaminated land in the city’s Marina District, promising to invest $200 million in a new residential-commercial development. That September, another Chinese firm spent $3 million for an aging hotel across a nearby bridge with a view of the minor league ballpark.

Toledo is being promoted to Chinese investors as a “5-star logistics region“.  From Toledo it is very easy to get to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Indianapolis…

With a population of 287,000, Toledo is only the fourth largest city in Ohio, but it lies at the junction of two important highways — I-75 and I-80/90. “My vision is to make Toledo a true international city,” Toledo’s Mayor Mike Bell told the Toledo Blade.

But some of these deals appear to be about far more than just making “investments”.  According to the Idaho Statesman, a Chinese company known as Sinomach (which is actually controlled by the Chinese government) was actually interested in developing a 50 square mile self-sustaining “technology zone” south of the Boise airport…

A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport.

Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corp. have broached the idea — based on a concept popular in China today — to city and state leaders.

The article suggested that this “technology zone” would be modeled after similar projects that already exist in China, and that Chinese officials were conducting similar negotiations with other U.S. states as well…

Sinomach is not looking only at Idaho.

The company sent delegations to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania this year to talk about setting up research and development bases and industrial parks. It has an interest in electric transmission projects and alternative energy as well.

The technology zone proposal follows a model of science, technology and industrial parks in China — often fully contained cities with all services included.

Thankfully the deal in Idaho appears to be stalled for now, but could we soon see China establish special economic zones in other communities all around America?

The Chinese certainly do seem to be laying the groundwork for something.  They have been voraciously gobbling up important infrastructure all over the country.  The following comes from a recentAmerican Free Press article

In addition to already owning vital ports in Long Beach, Calif. and Boston, Mass., the China Ocean Shipping Company is eyeing major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. China also owns access to ports at the entry and exit points of the Panama Canal.

And due to fiscal woes plaguing many American cities and states, U.S. legislators have been actively seeking out Chinese investors. In one of the worst cases, Baton Rouge, La., Mayor Kip Holden offered the Chinese government ownership and operating rights to a new toll way system if the Chinese would provide the funding to build it.

Does it make sense for the Chinese to own some of our most important ports?

Isn’t there a national security risk?

Sadly, there isn’t much of anything that our politicians won’t sell these days as long as someone is willing to flash a lot of cash.

The Chinese have also been busy buying up important real estate on the east coast as a recent Forbes article explained….

According to a recent report in the New York Times, investors from China are “snapping up luxury apartments” and are planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial and residential projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. Chinese companies also have signed major leases at the Empire State Building and at 1 World Trade Center, the report said.

But it is not only just land and infrastructure that the Chinese have been buying up.

They have also been purchasing rights to vital oil and natural gas deposits all over the United States.

There have been two Chinese companies that have been primarily involved in this effort.

The first is the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).  According to Wikipedia, CNOOC is 100 percent owned by the Chinese government…

CNOOC Group is a state-owned oil company, fully owned by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) performs the rights and obligations of shareholder on behalf of the government.

The second is Sinopec Corporation.  Sinopec Group is the largest shareholder (approx. 75% ownership) in Sinopec Corporation.  And asthe Sinopec website tells us, Sinopec Group is fully owned by the Chinese government…

Sinopec Group, the largest shareholder of Sinopec Corp., is a super-large petroleum and petrochemical group incorporated by the State in 1998 based on the former China Petrochemical Corporation. Funded by the State, it is a State authorized investment arm and State-owned controlling company.

So whenever you see CNOOC or Sinopec, you can replace those names with the Chinese government.  The Chinese government essentially runs both of those companies.

And as you can see from the following list compiled by the Wall Street Journal, those two companies have been extremely aggressive in buying up rights to oil and natural gas all over the nation…

Colorado: Cnooc gained a one-third stake in 800,000 acres in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming in a $1.27 billion pact with Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Louisiana: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 265,000 acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale after a broader $2.5-billion deal with Devon Energy.

Michigan: Sinopec gained a one-third interest in 350,000 acres in a larger $2.5 billion deal with Devon Energy.

Ohio: Sinopec acquired a one-third stake in Devon Energy’s 235,000 Utica Shale acres in a larger $2.5 billion deal.

Oklahoma: Sinopec has a one-third interest in 215,000 acres in a broader $2.5 billion deal with Devon Energy.

Texas: Cnooc acquired a one-third interest in Chesapeake Energy’s 600,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Shale in a $2.16-billion deal.

Wyoming: Cnooc has a one-third stake in 800,000 acres in northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming after a $1.27 billion pact with Chesapeake Energy. Sinopec gained a one-third interest in Devon Energy’s 320,000 acres as part of a larger $2.5 billion deal.

Gulf of Mexico: Cnooc Ltd. separately acquired minority stakes in some of Statoil ASA’s leases as well as six of Nexen Inc.’s deep-water wells.

So why is the U.S. government allowing this?

That is a very good question.

For a nation that purports to be pursuing “energy independence”, we sure do have a funny way of going about things.

Unfortunately, the sad truth is that China is absolutely mopping the floor with the United States on the global economic stage.  China is rising and America is in an advanced state of decline.  Global economic power has shifted dramatically and most Americans still don’t understand what has happened.

The following are 44 more signs of how dominant the economy of China has become…

1. A Chinese firm recently made a $2.6 billion offer to buy movie theater chain AMC.

2. A different Chinese firm made a $1.8 billion offer to buy aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft.

4. It was recently announced that the Federal Reserve will now allow Chinese banks to buy up American banks.

6.$400 million contract to renovate the Alexander Hamilton bridge in New York was awarded to a Chinese firm.

7.$7.2 billion contract to construct a new bridge between San Francisco and Oakland was awarded to a Chinese firm.

11. The new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall was made in China.

12. In 2001, American consumers spent 102 billion dollars on products made in China.  In 2011, American consumers spent 399 billion dollars on products made in China.

13. The United States spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.

15. The Chinese economy has grown 7 times faster than the U.S. economy has over the past decade.

20. Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.

21. In 2010, China produced more than twice as many automobiles as the United States did.

23. After being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, General Motors is currently involved in 11 joint ventures with companies owned by the Chinese government.  The price for entering into many of these “joint ventures” was a transfer of “state of the art technology” from General Motors to the communist Chinese.

29. Back in 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was just 6 million dollars for the entire year.  For the month of November 2012 alone, the U.S. trade deficit with China was 28.9 billion dollars.

30. China now consumes more energy than the United States does.

31. China is now the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.

32. China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

33. China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.

35. Right now, China is producing more than three times as much coal as the United States does.

36. China now produces 11 times as much steel as the United States does.

37. China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.

38. China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of U.S. defense systems.

43. According to the IMF, China will pass the United States and will become the largest economy in the world in 2016.

44. Nobel economist Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040 if current trends continue.

Without the “globalization” of the world economy, none of this would have ever happened.  But instead of admitting our mistakes and fixing them, our politicians continue to press for even more “free trade” and even more integration with communist nations such as China.

In fact, according to Dr. Jerome Corsi, the U.S. government has already set up 257 “foreign trade zones” all over America.  These “foreign trade zones” are apparently given “special U.S. customs treatment” and are used to promote “free trade”…

Corsi noted that the U.S. government has created 257 foreign trade zones, or FTZs, throughout the United States, designed to extend special U.S. customs treatment to U.S. plants engaged in international-trade-related activities.

The FTZs tend to be located near airports, with easy access into the continental NAFTA and WTO multi-modal transportation systems being created to move free-trade goods cheaply, quickly and efficiently throughout the continent of North America.

“There is nothing in the U.S. government’s description of FTZs that would prevent a foreign government, like China, from operating a shell U.S. company that is in reality owned and financed by the Chinese government and operated through a Chinese government-owned corporation,” Corsi wrote.

Sadly, we are probably going to see a whole lot more of this in the years ahead.

According to Corsi, a professor of economics at Tsighua University in Beijing named Yu Qiao has suggested the following plan as a way to transform the debt that the United States owes China into something more “tangible”…

  1. China would negotiate with the U.S. government to create a “crisis relief facility,” or CRF. The CRF “would be used alongside U.S. federal efforts to stabilize the banking system and to invest in capital-intensive infrastructure projects such as high-speed railroad from Boston to Washington, D.C.
  2. China would pool a portion of its holdings of Treasury bonds under the CFR umbrella to convert sovereign debt into equity. Any CFR funds that were designated for investment in U.S. corporations would still be owned and managed by U.S. equity holders, with the Asians holding minority equity shares “that would, like preferred stock, be convertible.”
  1. The U.S. government would act as a guarantor, “providing a sovereign guarantee scheme to assure the investment principal of the CRF against possible default of targeted companies or projects”.
  2. The Federal Reserve would set up a special account to supply the liquidity the CRF would require to swap sovereign debt into industrial investment in the United States.

Apparently the Bank of China really likes this plan and would like to see something like this implemented.

In the years ahead, perhaps many of you will end up working in a “special economic zone” for a Chinese company on a project that is being financially guaranteed by the U.S. government.

If that sounds like a form of slavery to you, the truth is that you are probably not too far off the mark.

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and we should have never allowed ourselves to get into so much debt.

Now we will pay the price.

To get an idea of how much the world has changed in recent years, just check out this incredible photo which contrasts the decline of Detroit over the years with the amazing rise of Shanghai, China.

Things did not have to turn out this way.  Unfortunately, we made decades of incredibly foolish decisions and we wrecked the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen.

Now the future for America looks really bleak.

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Nobel Peace Prize Nominee: Obama Asks Military Leaders If They Will “Fire On US Citizens”

Read this one and tell me that we need to be ready!

Shock claim purported to come from “one of America’s foremost military heroes”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
January 22, 2013

2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

Garrow was nominated three years ago for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and is the founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls, an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from “gendercide” in China. Garrow has been personally involved in “helping rescue more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death.” He is a public figure, not an anonymous voice on the Internet, which makes his claim all the more disturbing.

“I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being removed,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page, later following up the post by adding the man who told him is, “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” whose goal in divulging the information was to “sound the alarm.”

Garrow’s claim is even more explosive given that the country is in the throes of a national debate about gun control, with gun rights advocates keen to insist that the founders put the second amendment in the Constitution primarily as a defense against government tyranny.

It also follows reports on Sunday that General James Mattis, head of the United States Central Command, “is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned.”

Concerns over US troops being given orders to fire on American citizens in the event of mass gun confiscation first arose in 1995 when hundreds of Marines at 29 Palms, California were given a survey as part of an academic project by Navy Lieutenant Commander Ernest Guy Cunningham which asked the Marines if they would, “Fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the United States government.”

The survey was subsequently leaked because many of the Marines who took it were shocked by the tone of the question.

The US Military has clearly outlined innumerable civil emergency scenarios under which troops would be authorized to fire on U.S. citizens.

In July 2012, the process by which this could take place was made clear in a leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” (PDF) dating from 2006. Similar plans were also outlined in an updated manual released in 2010 entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations.

The 2006 document outlines how military assets will be used to “help local and state authorities to restore and maintain law and order” in the event of mass riots, civil unrest or a declaration of martial law.

On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of “deadly force” in confronting “dissidents” on American soil are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a, “Warning shot will not be fired.”

Given that second amendment advocates are now being depicted as dangerous terrorists by the federal government and local law enforcement, Garrow’s claim is sure to stoke controversy given that Americans are seeing their gun rights eviscerated while the federal government itself stockpiles billions of bullets.

Last week, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King warned that any federal gun confiscation program could lead to a “Waco-style standoff” in rural areas of America.

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Kings of the East: War is Coming!

No Obvious Reason” Why China Is Stockpiling Rice, Iron Ore, Precious Metals, Dry Milk

Mac Slavo
SHTFPlan.com
January 11, 2013

If there were ever a sign that something is amiss, this may very well be it.

United Nations agricultural experts are reporting confusion, after figures show that China imported 2.6 million tons of rice in 2012, substantially more than a four-fold increase over the 575,000 tons imported in 2011.

The confusion stems from the fact that there is no obvious reason for vastly increased imports, since there has been no rice shortage in China. The speculation is that Chinese importers are taking advantage of low international prices, but all that means is that China’s own vast supplies of domestically grown rice are being stockpiled.

Why would China suddenly be stockpiling millions of tons of rice for no apparent reason?

Perhaps it’s related to China’s aggressive military buildup and war preparations in the Pacific and in central Asia.

If a 400% year-over-year increase in rice stockpiles isn’t enough to convince you the Chinese are preparing for a significant near-term event, consider that in Australia the country’s two major baby formula distributors have reported they are unable to keep up with demand for their dry milk formula products. Grocery stores throughout the country have been left empty of the essential infant staple as a result of bulk exports by the Chinese.

A surge in sales of one of Australia’s most popular brands of infant formula has led to an unusual sight for this wealthy nation: barren shelves in the baby aisle and even rationing of baby food in some leading retail outlets.

We’d be more apt to believe the Chinese were panic-buying baby formula had the Chinese milk scandal occurred recently. The problem is that it happened four years ago. Are we to believe the Chinese are just now realizing their baby food may be tainted?

In addition to the apparent build-up in food stocks, the Chinese are further diversifying their cash assets (denominated in US Dollars) into physical goods. In fact, in just a single month in 2012, the Chinese imported and stockpiled more gold than the entirety of the gold stored in the vaults of the European Central Bank (and did we mention they did this in one month?).

Their precious metals stockpiles have grown so quickly in recent years that Chinese official holdings remain a complete mystery to Western governments and it’s rumored that the People’s Republic may now be the second largest gold hoarding nation in the world, behind the United States.

We won’t know for sure until the official disclosure which will come when China is ready and not a moment earlier, but at the current run-rate of accumulation which is just shy of 1,000 tons per year, it is certainly within the realm of possibilities that China is now the second largest holder of gold in the world, surpassing Germany’s 3,395 tons and second only to the US.

But the Chinese aren’t just buying precious metals. They’re rapidly acquiring industrial metals as well.

Spot iron prices are up to an almost 15-month high at $153.90 per tonne. The rally in prices, which started in December 2012, is mainly due to China’s rebuilding of its stockpiles as the Asian giant gears to boost its economy, which in turn, could improve steel demand.

The official explanation, that China is preparing stockpiles in anticipation of an economic recovery, is quite amusing considering that just 8 months ago Reuters reported that China had an oversupply, so much so that their storage facilities had run out of room to store all the inventory!

When metals warehouses in top consumer China are so full that workers start stockpiling iron ore in granaries and copper in car parks, you know the global economy could be in trouble.

At Qingdao Port, home to one of China’s largest iron ore terminals, hundreds of mounds of iron ore, each as tall as a three-storey building, spill over into an area signposted “grains storage” and almost to the street.

Further south, some bonded warehouses in Shanghai are using carparks to store swollen copper stockpiles – another unusual phenomenon that bodes ill for global metal prices and raises questions about China’s ability to sustain its economic growth as the rest of the world falters.

Now, why would China be stockpiling even more iron (and setting 15 month price highs in the process) if they had massive amounts of excess inventory just last year?

Something tells us this has nothing to do with an economic recovery, or even economic theory in terms of popular mainstream analysis.

Why does China need four times as much rice year-over-year? Why purchase more iron when you already have a huge surplus? Why buy gold when, as Federal Reserve Chairmen Ben Bernanke suggests, it is not real money? Why build massive cities capable of housing a million or more people, and then keep them empty?

It doesn’t add up. None of it makes any sense.

Unless the Chinese know something we haven’t been made privy to.

Is it possible, in a world where hundreds of trillions of dollars are owed, where the United States indirectly controls most of the globe’s oil reserves, and where super powers have built tens of thousands of nuclear weapons and spent hundreds of billions on weapons of war (real ones, not those pesky semi-automatic assault rifles), that the Chinese expect things to take a turn for the worse in the near future?

The Chinese are buying physical assets – and not just representations of those assets in the form of paper receipts – but the actual physical commodities. And they are storing them in-country. Perhaps they’ve determined that U.S. and European debt are a losing proposition and it’s only a matter of time before the financial, economic and monetary systems of the West undergo a complete collapse.

At best, what these signs indicate is that the People’s Republic of China is expecting the value of currencies ( they have trillions in Western currency reserves) will deteriorate with respect to physical commodities. They are stocking up ahead of the carnage and buying what they can before their savings are hyper-inflated away.

At worst, they may very well be getting ready for what geopolitical analyst Joel Skousen warned of in his documentary Strategic Relocation, where he argued that some time in the next decade the Chinese and Russians may team up against the United States in a thermo-nuclear showdown.

Hard to believe? Maybe.

But consider that China is taking measures now, in addition to their stockpiling, that suggest we are already in the opening salvos of World War III. They have already taken steps to map our entire national grid – that includes water, power, refining, commerce and transportation infrastructure. They’re directly involved in hacking government and commercial networks and are responsible for what has been called the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world. Militarily, the PRC has been developing technology like EMP weapons systems, capable of disabling our military fleets and the electrical infrastructure of the country as a whole, and has been caught red-handed manufacturing fake computer chips used in U.S. Navy weapons systems.

If you still doubt China’s intentions and expectations, look to other governments, including our own, for signs that someone, somewhere is planning for horrific worst-case scenarios:

Perhaps there’s a reason why former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett has warned, “those who can, should move their families out of the city.”

As Kyle Bass noted in a recent speech, “it’s just a question of when will this unravel and how will it unravel.”

Given how similar events have played out in history, we think you know how this ends.

It ends through war.

Governments around the world are stockpiling food, supplies, precious metals and arms, suggesting that there is foreknowledge of an impending event.

Should we be doing the same?

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America the Scary – Perry Stone

Those who keep up with our ministry are aware that one of our emphasis is the prophetic word, especially in the area of revealing the plans and purposes of God (I call it, “a now word”).  For several years now, I have spent literally countless hours of research, Biblical study and combining recent events in the light of Bible prophecy. Part of the teaching has concerned the political, spiritual and moral condition of the United States and how it fits into a prophetic scenario and the impact our covenant breaking leaders will have, long term, on the nation.

I am not and never have been a person that goes off into wild conspiracy theories or sees prophecy behind every rock or

stone. I make every attempt that our information through all forms of research is correct and fully documentable. However, I have been quite concerned about the loss of personal freedoms that I believe are around the corner.

Using many different well informed sources in both America and abroad, it is as though all restraint has been lifted for this administration to come against the freedoms given to us in our founding documents.  I have been told there is a plan to make thousands of “spy drones” that eventually will include two drones over every country in America.  My question is simple, “Why would the government be interested in watching the moves of its citizens, when they already listen in on conversations on phones and tap into e-mails?” There are going to be thousands of IRS agents hired to ensure that all of the taxes and penalties in “Obama Care” are collected.  I know for a fact there are plans to place a health care device – a small chip – in the hands of all American’s with your health information on it, allegedly making it easier to get to a patients information.  Now, there is a move to ban certain types of guns and some in congress actually want to ban all guns which again crush the Constitution which gives us the right to bear arms.  Obama also signed an, “Indefinite Detention Law” (National Defense Authorization Acts of 2013).

A friend who is heavy into the inside political scene informed me that all comments a person makes on their computers related to the administration, to the federal level of government and our leaders in general are monitored especially on Facebook and other social networking sites. Each person is placed in one of four color categories.  Those who are the most outspoken, are flagged and in the event of Martial Law of a national emergency, these individuals would be taken and placed into a detention center, one of many that have been prepared in locations around the nation.

As a side note, everyone in Washington D.C. with the smallest amount of common sense understands that the national debt is totally unsustainable, and eventually – perhaps before 2016 – the government will run out of money and cannot continue to burn the printing presses by putting ink on paper and calling it currency. Eventually, this would case a collapse of certain benefits and the people in the large cities who would no longer be receiving their checks and food stamps would go on a rampage and begin burning the cities to the ground.  This possibility has been discussed by the National Guard, and the U.S. branches of the military.

One man of God, David Wilkerson, who has gone on to be with the Lord, received a visitation several years before his death that shook him to the core of his being. To my knowledge David never spoke this publically, but one of his close friends told me that it was not a dream but a visitation from and angel of the Lord to Brother Wilkerson.

The Lord showed him over 1000 fires burning in New York, with tanks and troops in the streets. He said the people were rioting because their government checks had stopped and the city was in a panic as people were robbing one another and stealing in mass from stores.  At the time he saw this, there was nothing occurring in the nations would indicate such a terrible calamity and mass confusion.  However, many well informed, high level leaders are already seeing the handwriting on the wall, and can see how this could become reality.

In my opinion, if Prophet David Wilkerson, who had a known reputation of not missing it, saw this then the vision the Lord revealed to him of the trouble in major cities was an advanced warning of something that is destined to eventually occur.

The good news is that we as believers are part of a kingdom that cannot be shaken or moved, and will stand unshaken, even when the heavens and earth are moved;

 

“And this word, yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefor  we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”          – Heb. 12:27-28

 

The possible loss of spiritual and natural freedoms is quite concerning to all freedom loving, patriotic Americans. Perhaps the most disappointed emotion is that most American’s feel as though they are like a rat being confined in a cage and they have no power to stop the hands of manipulation working against them.  I certainly believe the only way to change the culture of corruption and bondage, is the rise of a new generation, filled with the Word and the Spirit, who can initiate a Reformation moment that will change the minds and souls of a generation.  Sons and daughters must prophesy!

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THE NEW AMERICAN GOLDEN AGE, ECONOMIC BOOM AND BABYLON

By Paul McGuire
January 8, 2013
NewsWithViews.com
At the present moment all respected economic indicators project that America will soon experience economic chaos or collapse, food shortages, riots and social anarchy as the system collapses. This analysis is based on all existing economic indicators. However, what if some new technologies were to appear? What if seemingly out of nowhere organizational systems, technologies and new platforms for business arose and America began to experience an economic boom and a new Golden Age?
For many the mere reading of these words arouses a kind of slamming of the door in our human consciousness because of an inner belief system based on current evidence which strongly suggests the opposite is true. But this is precisely what I want to address. At the present moment America and much of the world is locked in a vortex of economic destruction that is partially engineered by an invisible and occult-based elite that have plans for a one world government, one world economic system and one world religion. Like economics or physics, all spiritual systems in the universe operate on laws.
A number of things have happened to produce the global economic crisis and the drive to a One World Socialist State. At present the control of these systems are in the hands of powerful and secret occult-based elite. These Satanic elites are accessing and utilizing powerful forces of spiritual darkness in order to increase the power of the occult pyramidal organizational and control grid. On the back of the U.S. dollar bill is an occult pyramid symbolizing the secret elite ruling at the very top of the pyramid just below the all-seeing eye of Lucifer, and below the rulers is the larger base of the pyramid which represents the masses, slaves or useless eaters who are under the rule of the secretive elite. It is an Egyptian / Pharaoh-based economic and political system where the Pharaoh, a superhuman ruler infused with occult powers, rules a system of spirituality, economics and culture. This occult system is also inspired by ancient Babylon and the Tower of Babel where the first one world government, one world economic system, and one world religion were formed under a god-man or superhuman ruler, born of Nephilim DNA, which was the product of interspecies breeding between fallen angels or the B’nai Elohim and human women, which produced the Nephilim. This was the superhuman race that developed highly advanced technology and built the massive antediluvian megalithic structures such as the Stonehenge, the Egyptian pyramids, and Incan and Mayan temples, all of which incorporated human sacrifice in ancient occult religions. These civilizations and ancient peoples like the Canaanites worshipped gods like Molech under many different names and sacrificed their children alive by placing their bodies on the glowing red hot metallic hands of Molech. These occult worship ceremonies were accompanied by the use of powerful psychedelic drugs, chanting and sexual orgies. This fulfilled spiritual law and opened portals in another dimension for forces and entities to come into the earth.
This occult worship allowed supernatural power from another dimension to enter the physical world and control the weather, crops, food supplies, economic prosperity, and technology and give these cultures power over their enemies. These occult-based systems which started at Babylon continued on through Atlantis, Sumerians, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Incans, the Mayans, and Tibet and then continued on through Europe with the Black Nobility, Rosicrucian’s, Knights Templar, Illuminati, numerous secret occult societies like the Nazi Vril and Thule Societies, and the Great Satanist Aleister Crowley. It should be noted that these secret societies took control over the global economic system through the Rothschild family, along with science and culture. After World War II, during Operation Paperclip, over 4,000 Nazi rocket and mind control scientists took control over laboratories, think tanks and secret military projects in the United States. These Nazi scientists were members of secret societies and practicing Satanists.
It should be noted that the Nazi scientists under occult leader Adolph Hitler built a booming economy and invented the most advanced military technology the world had ever seen, including flying saucer technologies whose design was channeled to them through the occult society “Vril maidens,” who were clairvoyants and received detailed blueprints, formulas and diagrams for the construction of these flying saucer-like machines. The point is that not only was Adolph Hitler financed by international bankers, who were part of the Illuminati, but the Nazi party was first and foremost an occult party and they received their economic, military and scientific plans from another dimension through their secret Satanic ceremonies. The current new world order that was predicted by the Biblical prophets is receiving its plans from a supernatural dimension. Sir Francis Bacon, a Rosicrucian, helped set the stage for America to be the “New Atlantis,” before America was founded and for it to become the head of a new world order. The words Novus Ordo Seclorum, or new world order written on the bottom of the occult pyramid on the back of the U.S. dollar reveal the secret destiny of the United States. The new world order is a counterfeit of the Kingdom of Heaven.
At the same time the Illuminati were attempting to shape the destiny of the United States, deeply intelligent and spiritual Christians were attempting to steer our nation along the plans of God. These men, like Jonathan Edwards, the father of the First Great Awakening, unleashed an indescribable wave of supernatural power that ignited the thirteen original colonies and helped form the Constitution and Bill of Rights with a distinctly Christian input that is still protecting our liberties today. Year later, a former member of the Illuminati, Charles Finney rejected the teachings of the Illuminati for the teachings of Jesus Christ and accessed what he called, “power from on high,” which released a mighty Second Great Awakening. Finney discovered that this “supernatural power from on high” could be systematically released on individuals, communities and the nation. In Finney’s writings he taught how an individual could actually carry the supernatural charge of this power and the energy released was so powerful that when Finney traveled to a town or a large factory people would begin to tremble from its force before Finney even arrived. Without Finney saying a word, people would weep and cry out for salvation. In addition, Finney observed that once that spiritual atmosphere came over a town or nation that economic and social prosperity could be generated. This was not an economic prosperity built on self-indulgence or the conspicuous consumption of material prosperity but an economic prosperity that would benefit the common good. For the most part the modern church has lost this truly Biblical definition of economic prosperity, either perverting it into a “health and wealth” gospel or distorting it into a socialist gospel.

Ancient Babylon was economically prosperous and before the Flood of Noah a secret hybrid race of fallen angels breeding with human women was designed by Satan to circumvent God’s plans and create a race of Satanic supermen who would rule the world. The breeding of this race of god-men or supermen was an essential theme of all occult-based religions throughout history. In modern times, it was revived by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920’s with their Science of Eugenics. Adolph Hitler hoped to use this Science of Eugenics to scientifically breed a new master race of supermen or god-men. In our time the genetic breeding of Nephilim with animal and human DNA in laboratories is an attempt to create a new race of god-men or supermen. This science is called Transhumanism and it is an attempt to scientifically evolve the human race into gods, and many fear what is called the “Singularity,” the time when these Transhumanist gods, robots and Androids begin to rule us.
However, despite the optimism of the elite who hope to purchase new bodies and immortality through Transhumanism, the vast majority of Americans are facing the reality of a dark economic future. But, the reality of a dark economic future is not a fixed reality! It is one possible economic scenario among many, because the future is not fixed. There is great debate among theological circles as to precisely what is going to happen in the future. The study of Bible prophecy is called Eschatology. In addition to writing 22 books on the subject of prophecy, I have the privilege of being a Professor of Eschatology at a major university. Many times people E Mail me, assuming that I am not familiar with the wide spectrum of beliefs within Eschatology. Let me assure the reader, not only am I familiar with this spectrum of beliefs, but I have taught on them extensively and I am well aware of how these beliefs impact our world, our foreign policy, and the future.
But I want to begin at ground zero for understanding prophecy and how it affects the possibility of a new American Golden Age and an economic boom. Many people do not believe that is possible based on their understanding of prosperity. They assume that we must face a global economic collapse and massive social upheaval in the near future. In addition, many of these arguments revolve around hopes for a rapture and the timing of the rapture along with the Great Tribulation Period.
Although all of these issues are important and I teach on them, I personally do not like arguing about them. I have many well-known friends who have completely different views on this time table and I do not break friendships over these issues. The important question is what do we do now before the return of the Lord, whenever that is? The answer is given to us by Jesus Christ Himself, when He said, “Occupy until I come.” The Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus Christ devote an enormous amount of time to economics. The primary principle is found in Deuteronomy 8:18.18
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He. “And you shall remember that the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
The key principle that America must re-learn is that it is God alone who gives the power to get wealth! Poverty, economic crisis, illegal immigration, food shortages, weather problem and every other adverse situation that negatively impacts the economy is at its root a spiritual curse. When you read Deuteronomy Chapter 28, God outlines the blessings and the curses on a very specific economic level. In order to access the very tangible economic blessing on America, the following law must be obeyed.
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God…”
America has never obeyed this law perfectly; no nation has. But, there was a time, not long ago when America made an attempt, however superficial to obey this commandment. The Personal Living God of the Universe honored this and this is the reason that economic prosperity, freedom, and peace made America unique in human history. America was the only nation in history where a prosperous middle class arose, consisting of millions of people. The category of the middle class had been basically unheard of in human history. America’s technological innovations, Constitutional freedoms, and material and economic blessings flow from the principle above. America was not prosperous because of its geographic position on planet Earth or its natural resources. Plenty of nations enjoy the same natural resources and geographic positioning. Collectively, on whatever level a significant number of Americans managed to adhere to the principle that God gives the power to get wealth.
Although, the seeds of America’s destruction were planted by the Illuminati in 1776 and then incrementally in 1913 and the following years with the League of Nations and the Illuminati’s Federal Reserve, it has been in the last sixty years that the collective consciousness of America has turned against the Personal Living God of the Universe. Starting at that exact time period we have enacted numerous laws that have thrown God and His laws out of our nation; we have mocked God and have become immoral; and fundamentally we have rejected the truth that it is God who is our Source! From that time period until now we have seen America devolve into chaos and moral anarchy and we are now approaching economic collapse. The only reason the Illuminati and other forces have been allowed to gain entrance into our nation and move their Satanic agenda forward through “Order out of Chaos” is that we, through our rejection of the fundamental economic operating principle of the universe, have collectively opened portals in the invisible realm for hordes of demonic forces to invade.
There is only one solution and one way out! We must undo what we have done. This was demonstrated by the father of the First Great Awakening Jonathan Edwards and the father of the Second Great Awakening Charles Finney. By turning to God as their Source and operating from the truth that “It is God who gives the power to get wealth,” they opened very real portals in the invisible realm for the supernatural power of God to set our nation on fire. The powers of darkness were driven back and there was an explosion of economic prosperity.
Between now and the return of Jesus Christ, there is nothing in the Bible that suggests that we cannot experience the New American Golden Age, even it is temporal. Author Dave Hunt, who was a guest on my national radio show, first planted the seed of this idea in my mind. Dave Hunt made reference to that fact that the Bible says:
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” -Matthew 24:37-39
The above passage suggests that this will be a time of economic prosperity. Although I don’t know if Hunt would take this as far as expecting an economic boom for America, as I am suggesting, but the verse certainly points to prosperity. I am not guaranteeing that America will absolutely experience a New Golden Age and economic boom. But I am suggesting that it is a viable possibility if certain conditions are met. When Jesus Christ said, “Nothing is impossible with God,” that is precisely what he meant. Jesus also specifically outlined in detail the laws of the Kingdom that have to me met in order for there to be a release of supernatural power and the miraculous in this world. This is specifically what I am talking about. How is that those in occult-based religions and even Satanism understand more about the relationship between power and economic prosperity and the methodology of accessing the supernatural than Christians and just everyday people do? The answer is that corporately they have studied, understood and experienced the supernatural realm.
Throughout history and in the Biblical accounts there are numerous records of God suspending so-called natural law or so-called reality and transforming it by the supernatural power of the miraculous. In actuality the Bible is far more than a religious book. It is a supernatural book that deals with multiple dimensions, existence out of time and space, genetics, DNA, neurological science, Transhumanism, economics, military science, medicine, nutrition, quantum physics, and the supernatural. Unfortunately, modern Christianity in the last 100 years has promoted a reductionist philosophy for understanding the Bible. Purely on a cultural and arbitrary basis, the Bible which has supernatural authorship has been reduced to an almost absurd set of irrelevant teachings. The result has been ridicule and rejection by the mass culture and rightly so. Why would anybody in their right mind and who has any intelligence accept a religious cartoon-like culture that is devoid of real supernatural power, intelligence and creativity?
When a nation or individual enters into supernatural communication with the Personal Living God of the Universe, all things become possible. Neurological, economic and so-called scientific barriers are removed and one views the eternal horizon of infinity. Those who operate on the laws of the Kingdom can supersede current economic forecasting and economic factors. Coming from another dimension as if it were out of the blue there can appear new technologies, economies, and new organizational and financial systems that can open the doors to a New American Golden Age where the economy grows faster than the speed of light. This system is supernatural, but it is rooted in the promise of God to give a person or nation the power to get wealth. In addition, in accordance with the blessings outlined in Deuteronomy 28, an economic boom can materialize, if the spiritual laws are met, such as repentance and the turning away from evil.
When Jesus Christ taught the laws of the kingdom, He emphasized the need for believing, faith and asking God to do the impossible. These were not “Greeting Card” sentiments; they were the mathematical formulae for calling resources in from another dimension. I believe that as we think about the various scenarios that could play out in the next several years, a New Golden Age for America must be seriously considered. The only thing that would prevent it is either the will of God or our activating laws of the Kingdom which would shut it down. Conversely, if we activate the laws of the Kingdom which release this into our physical world, there are no limits to what is possible.

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FRANKLIN GRAHAM WARNS ‘WICKED’ AMERICA

He was banned from a Pentagon prayer service because of Muslim complaints about his beliefs, and he later charged that Barack Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by endorsing same-sex marriage, so no one would expect mild platitudes from the strong-willed Franklin Graham.

But to liken America’s current situation to the status of the Old Testament tribe of Judah under Manasseh, the “wickedest king to rule?”

That the message that can be taken from a recent public letter posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

There, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s oldest son, warns that the nation’s fiscal cliff is nothing to worry about compared to the spiritual cliff he sees.

“Since the recent election, we’ve seen same-sex couples lining up at courthouses in several states to receive their marriage licenses, and hundreds of people gathering in public places to light up marijuana cigarettes in the states where it has just been decriminalized,” Graham wrote.

“This is only the tip of the iceberg. The moral decline we see on television programs – blatant immorality, senseless violence, media-friendly gay and lesbian behavior – is just a reflection of the moral corruption that has infected our entire nation. These are indeed dark days … but there is hope.

“The Bible says, ‘If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3, ESV). No question our country’s foundations are being destroyed, but I am reminded of an era in the Old Testament where the Lord moved in a dramatic way to bring godly change to a spiritually dark and depraved nation like Judah, whose moral foundations had been seriously eroded.”

Graham, who heads not only the BGEA but also the relief agency Samaritan’s Purse, described Manasseh as “the wickedest king to rule over Judah.”

“Throughout his 55 years of evil reign, the land had been defiled with innocent blood. He led Judah into witchcraft, sorcery, and the worship of false gods and idols, including the fertility goddess Asherah. He even sacrificed his own son in the fires of idolatry,” Graham wrote.

But he noted the Bible story continues, with the account of Josiah, Manasseh’s grandson, who when he was 18 and king, came across the “book of the law.”

“Apparently it had been lost and neglected for a number of years. When Josiah heard the books read aloud by a scribe, he tore his clothes, and said, ‘Great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled again us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us,’ (2 Kings 22:13),” Graham wrote.

Consequently, he said, “idols were smashed, spiritists and mediums forcibly removed, and the worship of the one true God reinstated,” Graham wrote.

“For far too long, as a nation we have neglected – and even rejected – the Word of God and His commands. Yet the Scriptures are mighty, able to penetrate even the most hardened and darkened hearts with convicting, life-giving power,” Graham wrote.

“This is the only cure for a sin-sickened country that is about to slip into a moral abyss, and it is why we must proclaim the Good News,” he wrote.

Overt action to minimize Christianity in America is becoming more familiar, with governments banning prayer even when it doesn’t mention Jesus, a military officer’s research paper insisting officers should abandon certain Christian beliefs and the the Air Force Academy designating a parcel of ground to be used to worship “Mother Earth and the Horned God.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was disinvited to speak at a prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base because of his opposition to President Obama’s call to allow homosexuals to serve in the military.

Shirley Dobson, who coordinates National Day of Prayer events, said: “Prayers uttered by those in official positions are being met with hostility, or they have been banned outright. This opposition represents a radical change of direction for this great land. National days of prayer have occurred since 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the nation to join in a petition for divine guidance.”

Graham also has been unafraid to address the most politically sensitive issues of the day, telling CNN in an interview that “true Islam cannot be practiced in this country.”

“You can’t beat your wife. You cannot murder your children if you think they’ve committed adultery or something like that, which they do practice in these other countries,” he said. ” … I don’t agree with the teachings of Islam, and I find it to be a very violent religion.”

The research paper criticizing evangelical Christianity was written by a major for the School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. It calls for Americans to lose the Christian belief of premillennialism because it damages the nation’s foreign interests.

“As a result of millennarian influences on our culture, most Americans think as absolutists,” Maj. Brian L. Stuckert wrote in his 2008 course requirement at the school for military officers.

 

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America: Time to Wake Up!…. Part 2

Then they will make us subservant to the government for debt, food , money etc.  is all about CONTROL!

 

Happy New Year Middle Class: The Fiscal Cliff Is Going To Rip You To Shreds

Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse
December 31, 2012

The middle class has quite a gift welcoming them as the calendar flips over to 2013.  Their payroll taxes are going to go up, their income taxes are going to go up, and approximately 28 million households are going to be hit with a huge, unexpected AMT tax bill on their 2012 earnings.  So happy New Year middle class!  You are about to be ripped to shreds.  In addition to the tax increases that I just mentioned, approximately two million unemployed Americans will instantly lose their extended unemployment benefits when 2013 begins, and new Obamacare tax hikes which will cost American taxpayers about a trillion dollars over the next decade will start to go into effect.  If Congress is not able to come to some sort of a deal, all middle class families in America will be sending thousands more dollars to Uncle Sam next year than they were previously.  And considering the fact that the middle class is already steadily shrinkingand that the U.S. economy is already in an advanced state of decline, that is not good news.  You would think that both major political parties would want to do something to keep the middle class from being hit with this kind of tax sledgehammer.  Unfortunately, at this point it appears that our “leaders” in Washington D.C. are incapable of getting anything done.  So get ready for much smaller paychecks and much larger tax bills.  What is coming is not going to be pleasant.

So what happened?

Weren’t the tax increases only supposed to be for the wealthy?

Well, that is what the politicians always promise, but it is always the middle class that ends up getting hit the hardest.

In this day and age, the big corporations and the ultra-wealthy are absolute masters at avoiding taxes.

For example, Facebook paid approximately $4.64 million in taxes on their entire foreign profits of $1.344 billion for 2011.

That comes out to a tax rate of about 0.3 percent.

Overall, the global elite have approximately 18 trillion dollarsparked in offshore tax havens such as the Cayman Islands.

Keep in mind that U.S. GDP for 2011 was only slightly above 15 trillion dollars.

So the global elite have an amount of money parked in offshore banks that is substantially larger than the total value of all goods and services produced in the United States each year.

According to one estimate, a third of all the wealth in the entire world is stationed in offshore banks.  Our politicians are playing checkers and the global elite are playing chess when it comes to taxes.  Our current system of taxation is irreversibly broken and should be entirely thrown out and replaced with something else.

And of course under our current system those that are poor don’t pay much in taxes because they are just trying to survive.

So who always ends up getting the painful end of the hammer?

The middle class does, and that really stinks.

Let us hope and pray that our politicians can come together and do something for the middle class.  In particular, we should all be screaming and yelling at our politicians about the Alternative Minimum Tax.  It was originally designed as a method to “tax the rich”, but unless Congress does something the middle class is about to be ripped to shreds by it.  The following is from a recent CNBC article about the AMT…

In a cruel epilogue to 2012, roughly 28 million families would owe the IRS $86 billion more than they anticipated for this year should the country plunge off the cliff, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Those families would face the “Alternative Minimum Tax,” which was introduced in 1969 to supposedly guarantee that wealthy Americans could not elude the taxman. But the AMT not only flopped, it was never indexed to inflation. So with each passing year, it seeps away from high society and into the wallets of Target and Wal-Mart shoppers. That sets up a disaster for April 15.

So how much money are we talking about?

According to that same article, many families are about to be socked by tax bills that will be absolutely huge…

On the whole, 98 percent of those with incomes between $200,000 to $500,000 would pay an additional $11,000 in AMT this year, according to the center’s estimates. About 88 percent of those with incomes of $100,000 to $200,000 would need to fork over another $3100, and even the majority of Americans with earnings between $75,000 and $100,000 would have an AMT liability.

Most of the tax increases that will be coming as a result of the fiscal cliff will be for 2013 earnings, but the AMT tax hike will apply to 2012 earnings.  So if you end up falling under the AMT, you better get ready to write a very large check to Uncle Sam in just a couple of months.

And the AMT is only just one of the very painful tax increases that American families will be facing.  If no deal is reached in Congress, every single middle class American taxpayer will be dealing with significantly higher taxes.

A recent ABC News report entitled “Fiscal Cliff: By The Numbers” detailed some of the other tax increases that you can expect in 2013…

So why don’t our politicians do something about all of this?

What are they fighting so bitterly about anyway?

Sadly, neither side is actually serious about substantially reducing the size of government deficits or about getting government spending under control.

During a recent interview on CNBC, Ron Paul explained that “they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it.”

Most in the mainstream media are making it sound like some kind of a “battle royal” is going on in Washington, but as Lou Dobbs recently pointed out, the U.S. national debt is going to end up in just about the same place no matter what happens.

According to Dobbs, if we “do nothing” the U.S. national debt will be approximately 25.8 trillion dollars in 2022.

If “Obama wins”, the U.S. national debt will be approximately 25.4 trillion dollars in 2022.

If “Boehner wins”, the U.S. national debt will be approximately 25.2 trillion dollars in 2022.

You can watch the entire analysis by Lou Dobbs right here

So they are putting all of us through all of this torture even though nothing will really change in the long run no matter who wins?

What kind of a circus is this?

Meanwhile, the reckless spending continues.

Barack Obama has just issued a new executive order that ends the pay freeze for federal workers that had been in place.

So now all federal employees will be getting a nice hefty pay raise.

For example, Vice President Joe Biden brought in $225,521 this year.

Next year, he will make $231,900.

Not that our politicians really need the money.  Most members of Congress are millionaires anyway.  But if they can get us to pay for it, they might as well go for it, eh?

There are now close to half a million federal employees that bring homeat least $100,000 a year.  Plus, it is important to keep in mind that the benefits that federal employees get are absolutely outstanding, and it is close to impossible to actually fire a federal worker.

Life is good if you are working for Uncle Sam.

Meanwhile, our politicians seem determined to keep draining more blood out of the middle class.  Even if a “deal” is reached, we will still be hit by some categories of tax increases.  Let’s just hope and pray that we don’t get hit by all of the tax increases that are scheduled to go into effect.  That would be a financial disaster for millions of families.

So happy New Year middle class.  Your taxes are about to go through the roof and our politicians are too busy fighting with each other to do anything about it.

What else will 2013 bring?

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America: Time to Wake Up… Part 1

First they will look to control our right to bear arms…….

 

Obama to Put “Full Weight” Behind Feinstein Gun Confiscation Plan

 Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
December 30, 2012

President Obama went on Meet the Press Sunday and said he will put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on the Second Amendment in 2013.

“I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it,” he said. “I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”

During the interview with David Gregory, Obama focused on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. Second Amendment foes routinely describe semi-automatic weapons with cosmetic military features as assault weapons.

“I’ve been very clear that an assault rifle ban, banning these high capacity clips, background checks, that there are a set of issues that I have historically supported and will continue to support,” said Obama.

Obama stressed that he will push legislation within the first year of his second term. “I’d like to get it done in the first year,” he said. “I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off.”

The president told NBC he believes “responsible gun owners” will agree to the recommendations put forward by vice president Biden’s task force.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who promised to enact draconian anti-Second Amendment legislation following the Sandy Hook massacre, said on Sunday America needs to “bite the bullet” and restrict the gun rights of Americans.

“America has to bite the bullet of what these incidents mean to our people, to our nation and our nation’s standing in the world,” Feinstein told Fox News Sunday. “When you have someone walking in and slaying in the most brutal way, 6-year-olds, something is really wrong.”

Feinstein said the firearms of law-abiding Americans need to be placed under “appropriate authority.”

On December 27, we reported that Feinstein is in favor of passing legislation that would treat American gun owners as criminals. On her Senate web page, Feinstein stated her proposed legislation will add fingerprinting and photo identification to the National Firearms Act.

The effort to expand firearms registration will include weapons grandfathered prior to the enactment of Feinstein’s proposed legislation.

On December 20, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the state may confiscate firearms. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” the governor said.

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NEXT 9/11: IRAN’S DEATH SQUAD IS HERE

 

Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source.

The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war.

Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S.

The source is risking his life not only to reveal the terror operation but to warn that Iran is pursuing its nuclear bomb program around the clock from several secret sites.

Details of the terror plot, meant to disrupt the West, have been passed on to U.S. officials, who are taking countermeasures.

The source said the team members, unlike the alleged Iranian operative Manssor Arbabsiar, who was arrested in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C. in 2011, are highly trained and sophisticated.

The team leaders are all senior Revolutionary Guard officers who were recruited for this specific mission nine years ago on the recommendation of the Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and with the approval of security advisers to Khamenei.

Some of these individuals held high-level posts before joining the mission. One served as the security officer in the supreme leader’s office, another was a member of the special forces for intelligence and security in charge of protecting regime officials, two were in charge of security of ground and air transportation, another was a commander of recruiting assets, and others had experience in security and intelligence.

Most of the team members have been in America for a year; a few were successfully placed here about five years ago.

The families of the team members are financially supported by the regime, but team members are financially supported through various means as they do not maintain any contact with Iran.

Two wealthy Iranian businessmen in Iran with ties in Europe are used to finance the team; one routinely travels to the U.S.

One well-established Iranian businessman in America who often travels to Iran was approached by the Quds Force for his collaboration in return for incentives in Iran. He acts as the sponsor of the team, transfers cash to team members, hosts meetings at his residence and passes on information from the regime to the team. He also takes care of any legal issues, leases, contracts and such.

Information and pictures of potential targets have been submitted for Khamenei’s approval, the source added. They include high-voltage towers to create blackouts, cell towers, water supplies, public transportation and various other buildings belonging to the Defense Department and military.

The source said the planned attacks could be greater than what happened on 9/11 and that in the last phase of the attack, al-Qaida operatives will also be involved.

After Osama bin Laden’s death, Khamenei has taken a greater role in leadership on the collaboration with al-Qaida, and according to the source, four top al-Qaida commanders visit Khamenei every two months.

The plan is that if by next six months America does not accept Iran’s nuclear program and either increases sanctions or a military confrontation occurs, the assets have been ordered to carry out their mission. The regime feels it must act by then because current sanctions, which have already had a serious effect on Iran’s economy, could spark civilian rioting.

As reported in the Washington Times on Oct. 5, a secret memo by the regime’s Intelligence Ministry warned that deteriorating economic conditions from international sanctions had greatly increased the possibility of an uprising and urged them to take appropriate action.

The United States has set a March deadline for Iran to comply with International Atomic Energy Agency demands on its nuclear program or face much harsher measures.

The regime believes, the source said, that if the U.S. fails to accept Iran’s nuclear program, Israel will be much more likely to attack its nuclear facilities and military installations.

Previously an exclusive report in WND revealed that terror cells of the Islamic regime were on high alert to attack targets in America. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy head of Iran’s armed forces, stated that, “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response. In that case, we will not only act in the boundaries of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, no place in America will be safe from our attacks.”

Iranian officials also see the possible overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad as a red line, and with the looming confrontation over their nuclear program, they have taken several measures, one of which is to retaliate against Israel through several fronts and in coordination with their proxies, such as Hezbollah. As reported in WND, 170 ballistic missiles have been pre-targeted on Tel Aviv alone, some with biological warheads. And an attack on America from within would create economic havoc on the fragile U.S. economy.

The source warned that the IAEA has no idea that the Islamic regime is actively working on its nuclear bomb program at secret sites, that it has even enriched uranium to over 90 percent – weaponization grade – and that with the help of North Korea, it is working on a plutonium bomb.

The assumption that Iran is far from accomplishing its goals is a hoax, the source warned. The regime next year will make operational intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. Armed with nuclear weapons, it would be too late for the world, he said.

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THE SATANIC ELITE: AMERICAN MIND CONTROL AND WORLD GOVERNMENT

There exists a secretive Satanic elite, that consists of perhaps twelve men at the very top, who rule the world through banking and international finance. Publicly these men pretend to be humanists, but secretly they have to chosen to worship Lucifer. They are now in the process of the final take over, where they will bring in a one world government and one world economic system, beginning as early as 2018. Their primary means of achieving this goal is through control of the economy and through scientific mind control.

In the United States, the primary evidence for the success of their mind control operation is the fact that the thinking, belief systems, morality, behavior and religious beliefs of the average American have radically changed in just a few short decades. The elites have perfected social engineering to such an extent that they have now indoctrinated several generations of Americans into being anti-Christian, anti-American and Marxist in their belief systems.

The stealthy nature of their strategy has developed politicians at the highest level who are programmed like Manchurian candidates with synthetic personalities and they have developed Manchurian actors and entertainers as well.

Going back to the League of Nations, around 1918, the church was the special target for social engineering through the efforts of one of the Dulles brothers, who was financed by Rockefeller. Today the majority of American Christians and churches no longer believe in things like Satan, prophecy and the Antichrist, The Satanic elite know who their Master is and will follow His orders unto death. Unlike Christians who no longer go to church and read their Bibles, a highly organized and hierarchical army of Satanists faithfully perform their Satanic rituals which include human sacrifice of babies and the abduction of children, along with adults. Their rituals include the drinking of human blood, drug taking, brutal rape and sexual orgies. Many of the people at the highest levels of government, finance, media and culture participate in these Satanic orgies and rituals in deep underground in caves in Europe and other locations around the world.

For those who know how to recognize their Luciferian symbols, they are openly displayed everywhere. It is more than strange that some of the most powerful men in the world meet regularly at the Bohemian Grove and offer mock sacrifices of babies on a giant statue of Moloch or Baal, in Northern California. It is very revealing that the U.S. dollar has an Illuminati/occult pyramid, with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer and the words in Latin, Novus Ordo Seclorum or New Order of the Ages, which means New World Order printed on the back of it. In fact, the all-seeing eye of Lucifer is clearly seen on numerous multinational corporation logos along with a vast array of blatantly occult symbols.

One of the most famous Satanists of recent times was Aleister Crowley, who was called, “The Great Beast 666.” In 1904, Crowley received a supernatural communication from what he called a “praeterhuman intelligence.” This was the basis for Crowley’s book, The Book of the Law, upon which Crowley’s religious philosophy, Thelema was built. Crowley and his followers were accused of human sacrifice and other Satanic rituals. Aleister Crowley’s face is on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club album and he is a kind of saint to the giants of the music industry. But according to declassified documents, Crowley worked with British Intelligence and high-ranking members of the American government. The O.T.O.-secret society he founded had some of the world’s most powerful and influential people of his time.

Today we see the counterculture revolution as the Presidents and Prime Ministers of many nations. But the counterculture revolution of the 1960’s was manufactured by a secret scientific and occult elite in Great Britain. This elite modeled their occult vision for America’s youth on the pagan cult ceremonies of the Egyptian and Roman Empires. The Egyptian Isis Priesthood of the third millennium B.C., had its roots in Babylon, as Isis is another name for the wife of Nimrod, who was originally called Semiramis.

These Babylonian occult ceremonies were essentially about mind control. The incantations, dances, beating of drums, use of psychedelic drugs and repetitive movements put people into deep trance states where they could be controlled.

The influence of Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic philosophy and his vision of a New Aeon in countless films, television programs and booksis a reminder of the powerful influence that this Satanist had on our global culture. In fact, prominent members of Crowley’s O.T.O. were (and still are) heavily involved in the production of Hollywood movies, embedding within their plots Thelemic tenets. Since the beginning, science fiction is a favored genre to expose viewers to what is called predictive programming.

Crowley’s vision of a New Aeon or New Age influenced the mass media, especially in the area of science fiction films and books. Allegedly, science fiction authors like Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, Arthur C. Clarke and A.H. White helped shape Crowley’s vision of the future through a brain washing technique called predictive programming. A coming New World Order was downloaded into the American subconscious through predictive programming. When you see television and films in our time, you see numerous depictions of predictive programming and mind control at work, especially in the areas of science fiction and fantasy.

Crowley’s belief in a New Aeon matches perfectly with the Illuminati plan for a new world order ruled by a secret elite. The Illuminati Manifesto, upon which the Communist Manifesto got many of its ideas, is moving at lightning speed to establish a World Socialist Government. The characteristics of this government fit perfectly with the world government under Antichrist and the one world economic system, along with theone world religion created by the False Prophet in the Book of Revelation. It is not an accident that Mystery Babylon and Babylon the Great is mentioned numerous times in the Book of Revelation.

The first one world government, one world economic system and one world religion was started by Nimrod at the Tower of Babel, or ancient Babylon. The reason God judged Babylon, was because he could see that it was an attempt by man to become god, by building a tower to the stars. Babylon in its essence was about a revolution against God and an attempt by man to replace God with the collective. It is not by accident that Communism’s true origins are found in the occult teachings of the Illuminati and that the international bankers, who financed both the Bolshevik Revolution and Hitler, were part of the Illuminati. In fact, Karl Marx was a practicing member of a Satanic church and Lenin knew that his power came from the Illuminati.

Totalitarianism is always a revolution against the Kingdom of God –always! Every Communist, Socialist and National Socialist movement is the spirit of Antichrist attempting to overthrow the rule of God. It is not an accident that Lenin referred to the first revolutionary, meaning Satan. It is not a coincidence that Saul Alinksy’s book, “Rules for Radicals” was dedicated to Lucifer. Alinsky writes on his dedication page.

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Theoretically, the pathway to a socialist dictatorship is no longer bloody revolution. Mind control is far more effective in destroying Christianity and establishing a totalitarian state. The science of mind control is now capable of mass brainwashing.

Aldous Huxley, the author of “Brave New World,” commented on effective mind control when he said, “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

Nazi, Germany, Russia, Great Britain and the United States had all been experimenting with drugs for mind control purposes. Both the CIA and Russian intelligence competed for Nazi mind control scientists after World War II. Many of these mind control scientist were deeply involved in the occult and Satanism. Psychiatric reports proposed that LSD could break down existing behavior patterns and be used in reprogramming or brainwashing. Thus, the military’s MK ULTRA program began with the help of Dr. Aldous Huxley who had contact with the Great Beast 666, Aleister Crowley.

Interestingly, years later while speaking at the U.C. Berkley in 1962, Aldous Huxley outlined his vision for the “ultimate revolution,” which is a Luciferian and scientific dictatorship where people will be conditioned to enjoy their slavery. The counter culture revolution from Britain was launched immediately afterwards. Perhaps Huxley had advance knowledge?

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961.

Aldous Huxley was the grandson of Thomas H. Huxley, a founder of the Rhodes Roundtable group and a lifelong collaborator of Arnold Toynbee, another founder of the Rhodes Roundtable group, which birthed the Council on Foreign Relations in the U.S. While at Oxford, Aldous Huxley was one of the initiates in the “Children of the Sun,” a Dionysian cult comprised of the children of Britain’s Roundtable elite.

Aldous Huxley, along with his brother Julian, was mentored at Oxford by H.G. Wells, the head of British foreign intelligence during World War I and a famous author. H.G. Wells wrote, “The Open Conspiracy: Bluprints for a World Revolution.” In the “Open Conspiracy,” Wells wrote of an elite group of men who would rule the world. Wells called his conspiracy a “one-world brain,” which functions like a “police of the mind.” H.G. Wells use of predictive programming in his popular novels (The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and so forth), and those of his disciples Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) and George Orwell (1984 and Animal Farm) were written as kind of religious attracts with a “mass appeal” for a one world government.

Unlike most historical figures who lose their relevancy as the years go by, Crowley’s influence is steadily increasing in the 21st century. This is not only a result of luck or natural evolution. Crowley and his O.T.O. maintained ties with high-level members of the British and American governments, as well as with influential figures in science, law and culture. The world’s elite have embraced Illuminist values, and are in perfect accord with Crowley’s Thelema –occult doctrine. These connections facilitated the mass dissemination and acceptance of his works in popular culture. Crowley did not only predict society’s abandonment of traditional religions and the embrace the Aeon of Horus; he was part of the motor that made these changes happen. The recent Olympic Ceremonies featured giant replicas of the Eye of Horus, which is the Eye of Lucifer, which is the same all-seeing eye of Satan on the back of the U.S. dollar.

The reality is that both the American culture and the global culture have been under an all-out assault by psychological warfare where the goal is to take prisoners captive and make them slaves through mind control and that is precisely what is happening now.

Now the only question to be asked is “What do we do about this all-out war by a Satanic elite who have every intention of either enslaving us or destroying us?” Don’t be deceived for a moment: that is exactly where this is going! The answer to that question sounds loud and clear in every one of our hearts. We already know that it is our duty before God to go to war spiritually and legally with the powers of darkness. Now, the only reason you might have a problem with that is, you don’t read your Bible. The Apostle Paul specifically used the words in Ephesians 6, “That our fight is not against flesh and blood…” The clearly implies that we are to be in a fight! Then further on the Apostle Paul tells us to wear the full armor of God and tells us how to wage war in the Spirit. There is absolutely no question here that the Apostle Paul is telling you that you are to be a spiritually armed soldier in the army of the Lord! Therefore it is obvious that you must now recognize that you are now enlisted and you are to follow orders!

There should be no confusion here. It was not all that long ago when the Christian churches proudly sang the hymn, “Onward Christian soldiers…marching as to war.” The church knew that it was in a spiritual war with the forces of Satan and that they were commanded to fight spiritually! Then the Apostle Paul teaches us that, “the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God.” We are to understand that we have been given the most powerful weapons in the universe and they are spiritual!

In Revelation 19, there is a description of the Lord Jesus Christ coming down from heaven with the armies of Heaven for the final battle of Armageddon where Christ, a conquering King, is going to destroy His enemies including Satan. It is imperative that you understand that you are already enlisted as a spiritual soldier in the armies of Heaven now! It is when you understand and accept that powerful truth that you will receive your marching orders. Satan or Lucifer is the temporary prince of this world. We have been given specific weapons to destroy the armies of Lucifer and to set the prisoners free.

You must understand that God is more powerful than Satan. Satan is attempting to lead a revolution against God on Earth with one third of the angels at this moment. Satan has deceived millions of men and women into serving him and that would include the Satanic elite.

But God has given you specific and strategic spiritual weapons to set people free from Luciferian mind control. Now it is very important that you listen very carefully to what I am about to say to you. The power of Satan can be broken for this nation now. This is the great secret that the powers of darkness do not want you to know! When Jesus Christ said to His disciples, “All authority has been given to Me…” Jesus Christ meant those words. In addition, Jesus Christ specifically told his followers, and that includes you and me, that He has given us that authority. That means in the power of Jesus Christ we have authority over Satan and his armies! However, unless we understand that we have that authority and use it, it will do us no good.

It is at this point all hell breaks loose in a person’s thoughts or in a conversation, because the powers of darkness will do anything to divert you from knowing and using that truth. Theological arguments are Satan’s primary tool. In addition to being an author, I am an internationally recognized expert on Bible prophecy. I am fully aware of all arguments that are used to derail that truth. Let me say in the strongest terms that I can that I am aware of what the Bible says in terms of God’s prophetic timeline. I understand thoroughly that many events have to happen before Christ rules and reigns over planet Earth from Jerusalem and Satan is sent to the Abyss. In addition, I am not even remotely suggesting that we are Christ.

Please listen very carefully as I explain what I mean. Jesus Christ has given us spiritual authority over specific situations, events, people and nations. As such, it is possible to break the power of the Satanic elite over a nation in a temporal sense, until Christ returns. Breaking the power of Satan over America does not imply interfering with God’s complete prophetic program!

 So back to the business at hand. Once we understand that we have been given the power to defeat our enemy, we must then use that power strategically and efficiently. This trance state over America can be broken. The grip of mind control and brainwashing can be shattered and millions can be set free! The key is to understand the spiritual and psychological nature of this warfare, as well as the strategy and organizational structure of our enemy. Once that is understood, we employ the most powerful weapons known to man in the battle. These are spiritual weapons with very practical consequences. Being trained and prepared for the use of these spiritual weapons with overwhelming force, we employ them strategically. This will result in the total penetration and annihilation of walls and barriers in another dimension. There will be an accompanying convergence of such magnitude that it will send shockwaves from another dimension into the very core of the Satanic elite. This will change the course of history. But, you will not fully understand what you have accomplished until you leave this dimension for eternity. The time is now!

 

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