Category: America

Nephilim?

Posted by lamarzulli on March 10, 2014

What we have found out, and this sounds implausible, but it is absolutely correct… the fact that is has been held in secret doesn’t mean that it’s not true… it is true… there’s a second species on this planet… they’re not extraterrestrials… remnants of their civilizations are all over the place… this group has large brains… they’re very distinct from homo sapiens… We know this because their DNA was just tested… they have skulls all over the place, because they have been on earth with us.

Many of us have long suspected there are cartels that include leading financiers, politicians, business conglomerates, and secret societies working together to achieve their goals of maintaining power, control and stability over the citizens of every country in the world. They will do so by whatever means necessary.  The investigations conducted by Karen Hudes and her colleagues have shed a lot more light on the conspiracy. It turns out that it’s not just theory. It’s fact.

Melissa sent me this post yesterday and I was blown away by what I was hearing!  I have to set the scene first.  Karen Hudes, who is a lawyer, is being interviewed about the global banking conspiracy.  Out of the blue—at the 23 minute mark— she makes the statement that is above in italics.  She makes the statement: We know this because their DNA was just tested.

Where did she get that information from?  I can’t help but wonder if she’s picking up on what Brien Foerster announced a few weeks back that preliminary testing from the Paracas skulls showed that the mtDNA did not match anything in the data bank.

She also alludes to a second species that are on the earth.  What is she referring to?

I realize the subject of the Nephilim is a highly controversial topic and there are many who won’t even consider it plausible.  The Nephilim are the byproduct or progeny of the fallen angels and the women of earth.  This unholy union produced the hybrid being known as the Nephilim.  In my opinion, when Genesis 6, states, the Nephilim were on the earth and those days and also afterward, when the sons of god—fallen angels—went into the daughters of men and had children by them, it means exactly what it says.  There were multiply incursions throughout history.  Think about this.  Josephus, a first century historian wrote almost 2000 years ago.

There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and
terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.

So according to Josephus there was another incursion and in my opinion it was not the second incursion it was more than likely the 4th one.  I believe the Fallen One has been attempting to create man in his own image and likeness.  I believe this is still ongoing and in fact will reach a climax with the mark of the beast, which I believe will change the hosts DNA turning him or her into a Nephilim.  While I realize this might sound far-fetched, how else do we explain the judgment from a loving God, to send anyone with the mark into the lake of fire?  It is the same lack of grace and mercy we see in the days of Noah, in what befalls Sodom and Gomorah and then during the conquest of Canaan, where Joshua and Caleb are told to wipe out all the inhabitants in the land?  This is genocide and there’s no way to wiggle out of it, unless there is something else going on!  The Nephilim are once again in the land.

So, is there a remnant of these beings on the earth now as Karen Hudes believes?  I don’t know, but I will defer to an interview we conducted in Watchers 5 with Christopher Blake.  Blake stated that there is a group of men and women who call themselves, The Sons of the Nephilim.  He went on to say that these people are waiting to install their man, the Antichrist in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.

In closing todays post.  There’s no way to vet Karen Hudes story at least not yet.  I have emailed her and will call her today as I want to find out where her source for the information about the DNA came from.  In the meantime,  I will be revealing some new information in Orlando which is the basis for On the Trail of the Nephilim II.  I have been in the field in different parts of the Americas and I have discovered some interesting artifacts which I believe will bolster our theory that the Nephilim were in the Americas.

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20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
March 10, 2014

If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?  If we truly are in an “economic recovery”, then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?  Without a doubt, the rise of Internet retailing giants such as Amazon.com have had a huge impact

Today, there are millions of Americans that actually prefer to shop online.  Personally, when I published my novel I made it solely available on Amazon.  But Internet shopping alone does not account for the great retail apocalypse that we are witnessing.  In fact, some retail experts estimate that the Internet has accounted for only about 20 percent of the decline that we are seeing.  Most of the rest of it can be accounted for by the slow, steady death of the middle class U.S. consumer.  Median household income has declined for five years in a row, but all of our bills just keep going up.  That means that the amount of disposable income that average Americans have continues to shrink, and that is really bad news for retailers.

And sadly, this is just the beginning.  Retail experts are projecting that the pace of store closings will actually accelerate over the course of the next decade.

So as you read this list below, please take note that things will soon get even worse.

The following are 20 facts about the great U.S. retail apocalypse that will blow your mind…

#1 As you read this article, approximately a billion square feet of retail space is sitting vacant in the United States.

#2 Last week, Radio Shack announced that it was going to close more than a thousand stores.

#3 Last week, Staples announced that it was going to close 225 stores.

#4 Same-store sales at Office Depot have declined for 13 quarters in a row.

#5 J.C. Penney has been dying for years, and it recently announced plans to close 33 more stores.

#6 J.C. Penney lost 586 million dollars during the second quarter of 2013 alone.

#7 Sears has closed about 300 stores since 2010, and CNN is reporting that Sears is “expected to shutter another 500 Sears and Kmart locations soon”.

#8 Overall, sales numbers have declined at Sears for 27 quarters in a row.

#9 Target has announced that it is going to eliminate 475 jobs and not fill 700 positions that are currently empty.

#10 It is being projected that Aéropostale will close about 175 storesover the next couple of years.

#11 Macy’s has announced that it is going to be closing five stores and eliminating 2,500 jobs.

#12 The Children’s Place has announced that it will be closing down125 of its “weakest” stores by 2016.

#13 Best Buy recently shut down about 50 stores up in Canada.

#14 Video rental giant Blockbuster has completely shut down all of their stores.

#15 It is being projected that sales at U.S. supermarkets will decline by 1.7 percent this year even as the overall population continues to grow.

#16 McDonald’s has reported that sales at established U.S. locations were down 3.3 percent in January.

#17 A home appliance chain known as “American TV” in the Midwest is going to be shutting down all 11 stores.

#18 Even Wal-Mart is struggling right now.  Just check out what one very prominent Wal-Mart executive recently admitted

David Cheesewright, CEO of Walmart International was speaking at the same presentation, and he pointed out that Walmart would try to protect its market share in the US – where the company had just issued an earnings warning. But most of the growth would have to come from its units outside the US. I mean, via these share buybacks?

Alas, outside the US too, economies were limping along at best, and consumers were struggling and the operating environment was tough. “We’re seeing economies under stress pretty much everywhere we operate,” Cheesewright admitted.

#19 In a recent CNBC article entitled “Time to close Wal-Mart stores? Analysts think so“, it was recommended that Wal-Mart should close approximately 100 “underperforming” supercenters in rural locations across America.

#20 Retail consultant Howard Davidowitz is projecting that up to half of all shopping malls in America may shut down within the next 15 to 20 years

Within 15 to 20 years, retail consultant Howard Davidowitz expects as many as half of America’s shopping malls to fail. He predicts that only upscale shopping centers with anchors like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus will survive.

So is there any hope that things will turn around?

Well, if the U.S. economy started producing large numbers of good paying middle class jobs there would definitely be cause for optimism.

Unfortunately, that is just not happening.

On Friday, we were told that the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs during the month of February.

That sounds pretty good until you realize that it takes almost that many jobs each month just to keep up with population growth.

And according to CNS News, the number of unemployed Americans actually grew faster than the number of employed Americans in February…

The number of unemployed individuals 16 years and over increased by 223,000 in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In February, there were 10,459,000 unemployed individuals age 16 and over, which was up 223,000 from January, when there were 10,236,000 unemployed individuals.

Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate continues to sit at a 35 year low, and a staggering 70 percent of all Americans not in the labor force are below the age of 55.

That is outrageous.

And things look particularly depressing when you look at the labor force participation rate for men by themselves.

In 1950, the labor force participation rate for men was sitting at about 87 percent.  Today, it has dropped beneath 70 percent to a brand new all-time record low.

The truth is that there simply are not enough jobs for everyone anymore.

The chart posted below shows how the percentage of working age Americans that actually have a job has changed since the turn of the millennium.  As you can see, the employment-population ratio declined precipitously during the last recession, and it has stayed below 59 percent since late 2009…

 

If we were going to have a “recovery”, we should have had one by now.

Since there are not enough jobs, what is happening is that more highly educated workers are taking the jobs that were once occupied by less educated workers and bumping them out of the labor force entirely.  The following is an excerpt from a recent Bloomberg article

Recent college graduates are ending up in more low-wage and part-time positions as it’s become harder to find education-level appropriate jobs, according to a January study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The share of Americans ages 22 to 27 with at least a bachelor’s degree in jobs that don’t require that level of education was 44 percent in 2012, up from 34 percent in 2001, the study found.

Due to the fact that there are not enough middle class jobs to go around, the middle class has been steadily shrinking.

In 2008, 53 percent of all Americans considered themselves to be “middle class”.  Today, only 44 percent of all Americans consider themselves to be “middle class”.

That is a pretty significant shift in just six years, don’t you think?

For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Toward Extinction“.

Despite what the politicians and the mainstream media are telling you, the truth is that something is fundamentally wrong with our economy.

On a gut level, most people realize this.

According to one recent survey, only 35 percent of all Americans say that they are better off financially than they were a year ago.  And according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 28 percent of all Americans believe that this country is moving in the right direction.

The frightening thing is that this is about as good as things are going to get.  The next great wave of the economic collapse is approaching, and when it strikes the plight of the middle class is going to get a whole lot worse.

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21ST CENTURY IDOLATRY

Exclusive: Greg Laurie asks, could biblical calamity come upon America?

Greg Laurie

I read about a couple in New York who had a radio broadcast called “The Pursuit of Happiness.” On the show, they would dispense their advice to callers on how to live happier lives. They encouraged people to think positively and trust their intuition. But ultimately, they were the ones who needed help because they died in an apparent double suicide last year. I thought it was so tragic and ironic that a couple who dispensed advice on how to be happy ended up taking their own lives.

I wished they could have known there is a God who loved them and could have given them the happiness they talked about and were pursuing. As the psalmist wrote, “Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!” (Psalm 144:15 NKJV)

Of course, there is a lot to be unhappy about these days. It seems as though every time we turn around, there is more bad news, from scandal in our government to threats against our national security to the continued threat of terrorism. Then there is the problem of natural disasters like hurricanes and forest fires. There are also personal problems we all face, such as the death of loved ones, an illness, or family issues.

The Bible talks about a very dark time in the history of another nation. Everything had gone wrong. Israel had sunk to the lowest of depths, and the Israelites’ king was powerless to help them. A massive famine had swept the land, and the people were starving to death. The Scriptures tell us they literally were eating dove dung. Some people were even turning to cannibalism.

Why had this calamity come upon the nation? It was because of their continued disobedience to God and their nonstop worship of false gods.

This is why the first two of the Ten Commandments deal with the worship of false gods. The first commandment says, “You shall have no other gods before Me,” while the second commandment forbids making carved images and worshiping them.

Now, some might think that seems awfully paranoid on God’s part. But consider this. If you are married, how would you feel if your spouse went out with someone different every night? Would you be OK with it? I don’t think so. You want your spouse to be faithful to you and vice versa. That is reasonable. And God wants us to be faithful to him. He has said, “I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images” (Isaiah 42:8).

Worshiping another God obviously includes man-made images like physical idols, but it also can include anyone or anything that takes the place of God in your life. A lot of things can be a god to you. A person can be your god. A possession can be your god. Your own body can be your god. A career can be your god. Even a family can be your god when their priorities become more important than spiritual priorities like attending church. God says we are not to have other gods before him.

That is what America is doing. We have other gods before Him. We worship so many things except God.

In the early 20th century, G. K. Chesterton wrote almost prophetically, “You are free in our time to say that God does not exist; you are free to say that He exists and is evil. … You may talk of God as metaphor or mystification. … But if you speak of God as a fact, as a thing like a tiger, as a reason for changing one’s conduct, then the modern world will stop you somehow if it can. … It is now thought irreverent to be a believer.”

Great men and women of God who have been used throughout history to change the course of human events always stood up for what is true. William Wilberforce was one of those people. He was a parliamentarian who would have had a very successful career in politics had he pursued it. Instead he dedicated his life, after his conversion, to eradicating slavery in England. He succeeded in 1807, going against the status quo of the government of that time. His story stands as a reminder that government is not always right.

There is a place for government, but government is not going to solve all the problems we are facing in our country right now. We have to call on the name of the Lord. We have done our level best to remove God from our culture, from our courtrooms and from our classrooms, and we have sown the wind. The Bible warns that if we do that, we will reap the whirlwind. Make no mistake: What happened to ancient Israel could happen to the United States of America. As George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

We see the same, vicious cycles repeating themselves again and again: violent crime, a drug epidemic, babies born out of wedlock. … Meanwhile, we ignore what the Bible says. We insist it is antiquated. We claim it is irrelevant. Yet nothing is more relevant right now than what the Bible says. It has the answers if we would follow it. As David, the psalmist and king, wrote, “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8).

Coming back to those dark days in Israel, things could not have been more bleak when God suddenly brought them some very good news. The prophet Elisha announced, “Listen to this message from the LORD! This is what the LORD says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver” (2 Kings 7:1 NLT).

Israel had turned against God. There was a famine in the land. They were intimidated by their enemies. Yet Elisha promised that deliverance was indeed coming. And sure enough, things happened exactly as Elisha said they would. (You can read the story in 2 Kings 7.)

There is a spiritual solution for the problems in our country today, and there is a spiritual solution for the problems in your life, too. God has told us to call upon Him in our day of trouble. We need to believe the Word of God and then act on it. God has the answers we are looking for. He will give us the happiness and fulfillment we seek – and much more. Happiness is found in a relationship with God.

 

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OBAMA’S OMINOUS WARNING TO ISRAEL IF IT DOESN’T REACH A PEACE DEAL

Just remember this principal prior to reading the article below: Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed!

 

Speaking to Bloomberg View’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama suggested that time was running out for Israel to agree to a deal or else otherwise face international isolation and the prospect of losing its Jewish majority.

Goldberg wrote that he took Obama’s remarks “to be a veiled threat” that the administration might not be able to continue to defend Israel at the United Nations and other international forums where the Jewish state faces attacks on its policies.

Obama called the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security “rock solid” and “not subject to periodic policy differences.”

“But what I do believe is that if you see no peace deal and continued aggressive settlement construction — and we have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the last couple years than we’ve seen in a very long time — if Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited,” Obama said.

Responding hours before the two leaders were set to meet in Washington on Monday, Netanyahu suggested the Palestinians are to blame.

“The tango in the Middle East needs at least three,” Netanyahu said. “For years there have been two — Israel and the U.S. Now it needs to be seen if the Palestinians are also present.”

He added, “In any case, in order for us to have an agreement, we must uphold our vital interests. I have proven that I do so, in the face of all pressures and all the turmoil, and I will continue to do so here as well.”

Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 2 News that he favored reaching a peace deal, “but it must be a good deal.”

Obama referred to the building of homes for Jews in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as “aggressive” and further warned that international isolation could make Israel less safe.

“[I]n today’s world, where power is much more diffuse, where the threats that any state or peoples face can come from non-state actors and asymmetrical threats, and where international cooperation is needed in order to deal with those threats, the absence of international goodwill makes you less safe,” Obama said. “The condemnation of the international community can translate into a lack of cooperation when it comes to key security interests. It means reduced influence for us, the United States, in issues that are of interest to Israel. It’s survivable, but it is not preferable.”

Though seemingly critical of Netanyahu not endorsing as of yet the proposal being brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry, the president expressed sympathy with Israeli concerns about strife in its immediate neighborhood.

“You have the chaos that’s been swirling around the Middle East. People look at what’s happening in Syria. They look at what’s happening in Lebanon. Obviously, they look at what’s happening in Gaza. And understandably a lot of people ask themselves, ‘Can we afford to have potential chaos at our borders, so close to our cities?’ So he [Netanyahu] is dealing with all of that, and I get that,” Obama said.

“[T]here comes a point where you can’t manage this anymore, and then you start having to make very difficult choices,” Obama said. “Do you resign yourself to what amounts to a permanent occupation of the West Bank? Is that the character of Israel as a state for a long period of time? Do you perpetuate, over the course of a decade or two decades, more and more restrictive policies in terms of Palestinian movement? Do you place restrictions on Arab-Israelis in ways that run counter to Israel’s traditions?”

Besides a theoretical discussion of border adjustments that could place a limited number of Arab citizens of Israel under Palestinian Authority control, peace talks have not focused on Israeli-Arabs. Israel’s Arab citizens are represented in the nation’s parliament, as diplomats and as high-ranking military commanders.

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz also responded to Obama’s warning, saying: “We want to promote a political settlement; however, are justifiably concerned about our national security. There is no reason to pressure Israel. We are only caring for Israel’s most fundamental needs.”

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Expert Warns of Hyperinflation: “The American Way Of Life Will Be Destroyed”

 

Mac Slavo
SHTFPlan.com
February 18, 2014

If there’s one thing that’s certain about what’s happening in the world right now  it’s that uncertainty is pervading every aspect of the global economy. From fabricated employment statistics and consumer spending reports to obscene levels of debt and a failing domestic monetary policy, the writing is on the wall.

According to top Casey Research analyst Marin Katusa, who has met with energy ministers and business leaders in over 100 countries, it’s only a matter of time before the world’s reserve currency goes the way of the German Reichsmark and Zimbabwe Dollar.

What we’re talking about here is nothing short of an outright collapse of our banking system, hyperinflation of the US dollar, and a complete destruction of the world as we have come to know it.

This is a must-watch for those trying to understand what’s happening with the economic landscape, how to position yourself for an unprecedented paradigm shift in how Americans live their lives, what to expect as this crisis unfolds, and how to find opportunities when everyone else is in panic mode.

If the petro-dollar ends, the American way of life will be something that will be destroyed.

The inflation will be over 100% because Americans are getting their lifestyle subsidized by the rest of the world.

This is a very complicated issue… but to be summed up quickly, the world has already started trading commodities and oil, not in the petro-dollar.

And if the petro-dollar finally does die, the American way of life is gone.
When that happens – when the rest of the world finally turns its back on the United States – you’d better be positioned in the right assets… tangible assets.

Failure to do so will leave you exposed to a financial collapse unlike anything we’ve ever seen in America.

You want to invest in gold… and that’s why you really want to invest in tangible assets… because the bank system will crash.

And I’m not trying to be a doom and gloom guy, this is just factual.

You want to invest in silver, and gold, and companies that produce what the rest of the world wants, which is gold and silver.

It should be clear that China, Russia, oil-producing nations and emerging markets are positioning themselves for exactly what Marin Katusa describes. They have already established unilateral agreements to replace their petro-dollar transactions with either their own currencies or gold. When the timing is right, they’ll pull the plug, at which point all hell will break loose.

The only assets that will survive the destruction will be physical goods such as those commodities essential to survival – food, energy, water, etc.

On the monetary front, when the dollar becomes worthless, confidence in the system itself will be lost on a global scale. We saw similar effects in 2008, when banks refused to lend to businesses, individuals and even themselves for fear of counter party risk. This will leave only one viable mechanism of exchange that will be trusted by trading partners. If you happen to own some, then while everyone else is trying to figure out how to acquire food or pay for other needs, you’ll be thriving.

Insiders and the well informed like Doug Casey, Rick Rule, and Eric Sprott who want to protect and preserve their wealth are already diversifying out dollar-denominated assets. Foreign governments are doing the same, to the tune of billions of dollars being used to buy up assets in the gold production and mining sector (something sovereign wealth funds also did back in late 2008 at the height of the crisis):

The money now is showing up. For example, Rick [Rule] went and got Korean money, and then also Chinese Money. That’s a billion and a half dollars that is coming in to this sector. K.K.R, a major fund, has now put up a billion and a half dollars to set up shop in Calgary for the junior resource sector. You see a lot of funds now, starting to say, “hey, we are getting back in to the junior resource sector because it is so cheap.”

If you go to the BRI website, they talk about all of the big shareholders. You have Tocqueville, Sprott, Sun Valley, KCR…

There’s a reason that well known investment firms run by contrarians like Sprott and Casey are buying gold. Because they know what is coming down the pike.

Yellen is going to continue where Bernanke left off, with the troubles. And the reality is, this is going to make a stronger bull market for gold and silver, and it’s going to be even a better market for the junior resource sector.

If gold and silver are heading to new highs it’s because something has gone terribly wrong in our economy and financial markets.

That being said, if gold is rising and the dollar is collapsing then in all likelihood we’ll see stratospheric price increases in everything from food to fuel, so preparing a contingency plan for this scenario is absolutely critical.

The scenario described here, as noted by Marin Katusa, is not just doom and gloom. It’s fact. The system as we know it is under pressure from all sides. When it implodes you’d better be ready.

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Scary 1929 market chart gains traction

Opinion: If market follows the same script, trouble lies directly ahead

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — There are eerie parallels between the stock market’s recent behavior and how it behaved right before the 1929 crash.

That at least is the conclusion reached by a frightening chart that has been making the rounds on Wall Street. The chart superimposes the market’s recent performance on top of a plot of its gyrations in 1928 and 1929.

The picture isn’t pretty. And it’s not as easy as you might think to wriggle out from underneath the bearish significance of this chart.

I should know, because I quoted a number of this chart’s skeptics in a column I wrote in early December. Yet the market over the last two months has continued to more or less closely follow the 1928-29 pattern outlined in that two-months-ago chart. If this correlation continues, the market faces a particularly rough period later this month and in early March. (See chart, courtesy of Tom McClellan of the McClellan Market Report; he in turn gives credit to Tom DeMark, a noted technical analyst who is the founder and CEO of DeMark Analytics.)

One of the biggest objections I heard two months ago was that the chart is a shameless exercise in after-the-fact retrofitting of the recent data to some past price pattern. But that objection has lost much of its force. The chart was first publicized in late November of last year, and the correlation since then certainly appears to be just as close as it was before.

To be sure, as McClellan acknowledged: “Every pattern analog I have ever studied breaks correlation eventually, and often at the point when I am most counting on it to continue working. So there is no guarantee that the market has to continue following through with every step of the 1929 pattern. But between now and May 2014, there is plenty of reason for caution.”

Tom Demark added in interview that he first drew parallels with the 1928-1929 period well before last November. “Originally, I drew it for entertainment purposes only,” he said—but no longer: “Now it’s evolved into something more serious.”

Another objection I heard two months ago was that there are entirely different scales on the left and right axes of the chart. The scale on the right, corresponding to the Dow’s /quotes/zigman/627449/realtime DJIA +1.22%  movement in 1928 and 1929, extends from below 200 to more than 400—an increase of more than 100%. The left axis, in contrast, represents a percentage increase of less than 50%.

But there’s less to this objection than you might think. You can still have a high correlation coefficient between two data series even when their gyrations are of different magnitudes.

However, what is important, McClellan said, is that the time scales of the two data series need to be the same. And, he stresses, there has been no stretching of the time dimension to make them fit.

One of the market gurus responsible for widely publicizing this chart is hedge-fund manager Doug Kass, of Seabreeze Partners and CNBC fame. In an email earlier this week, Kass wrote of the parallels with 1928-29: “While investment history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself, it does rhyme.” And, based on a number of indicators rather than just this chart drawing the 1928-29 parallel, he believes that “the correction might have just started.”

DeMark is even more outspokenly bearish. If the S&P 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX +1.11%  decisively breaks the 1762 level, he told me, then a major bear market will have only just begun.

You may still be inclined to dismiss this. But there were many more were laughing last November when this scary chart began circulating. Not as many are laughing now.

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WILL OBAMA NOT LEAVE OFFICE AFTER 2016?

Fear stoked that president will violate constitutional term limit

Published: 2 hours ago

Kathy Shaidle

For the second time this year, talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh has expressed his fear that President Obama may not step down when his term ends in 2017.

To make his point on his national broadcast Tuesday afternoon, Limbaugh cited Obama’s three-year extension of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.

This extension, said Limbaugh, is a cynical ploy to “make sure this law doesn’t harm him and his party politically.

It’s also is “impossible to implement, and “proof that [Obamacare] is a disaster, it’s an albatross.”

So, not surprisingly, Limbaugh continued, “they’re delaying [the full implementation of Obamacare] until Obama’s gone.”

“Although what evidence do we have that Obama’s leaving?” Limbaugh added provocatively.

Adopting a whining, skeptical voice, Limbaugh mimicked naysayers: “‘Well, Rush, the Constitution says … .’

“But the Constitution also says he can’t do what he’s doing here. The text of Obamacare specifically prohibits what Obama is doing. But very few people are talking about that. ”

To those who fail to acknowledge the true seriousness of the matter, and grumble about Obama’s “political maneuvers,” Limbaugh scoffed “he’s making illegal maneuvers. This is not legal. This is not permitted.”

However, Limbaugh added, the average person doesn’t seem to care about whether or not the nation’s chief law-enforcement officer is himself a lawbreaker – or even violating the Constitution he swore under oath to defend.

In January, Limbaugh had mused on the air that after Obama leaves office in 2017, he would still be treated as if he were still president by most of the media.

After all, Obama had declared his intention to stay in Washington, D.C. after the next election.

“Can you guess why that might be?” Limbaugh had asked. He speculated that the ex-president will want to “stay in town to make sure that whatever he accomplishes is not unwound,” specifically, Obamacare.

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Iranian Navy Commander Vows to Sink U.S. Warships

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Editor’s Note…

The Iranian revolutionary guards are obviously in highly aggressive mode these days. Just two days ago the news broke out that they’re openly making a mockery of America by sending warships to US maritime borders, and today this statement by the Iranian navy commander was uttered – while the USG is still AWOL, due to its desperate attempt to negotiate its way out of the nuclear crisis all the way to the end of Obama’s term.

On top of that, the Iranians claimed today to have tested new weapon systems, including Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle ballistics (although these claims have not been verified by western military analysts, and the Iranians are known to have made unfounded claims about indigenous weapon systems in the past). It seems like they’re trying to build up as much perceived power as they can towards the negotiations on the so called “final status agreement” on their nuclear program, assuming it will help them to gain the upper hand over the crumbling US-EU stance. 

If they already have the aforementioned missiles then they cannot be forbidden to acquire them by the west, while Saudi Arabia has not been prevented from progressing with Pakistan. It seems like Anglo-America encourages a nuclear stand-off in the ME in order to minimize the Russian penetration to the region, while Anglo-America itself undergoes an internal reset.

One good thing about these recent developments is that the Tehran regime is making life very difficult for its pathetic apologists in the west, many of whom claim to represent “alternative media” venues (be they Libertard or just plain Commie), who tried to portray the regime as an innocent little virgin all those years, claiming it’s just after “peaceful nuclear energy” and poses “no threat to anyone”…

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Washington Free Beacon

top Iranian naval commander threatened to destroy U.S. warships and kill American soldiers just a day after Iranian vessels approached U.S. waters for the first time in history.

“The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of the elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, was quoted as saying Sunday in the regional press.

Fadavi issued these threats just a day after Iranian war vessels were reported to have approached U.S. maritime borders.

“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” Iranian Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars News Agency.

Iran dispatched the war fleet in “response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf,” where American ships are stationed to help keep international shipping lanes safe, according to the report.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei also took aim at the United States on Sunday when he urged Air Force commanders to “know the enemy well.”

“The Iranian nation should pay attention to the recent [nuclear] negotiations and the rude remarks of the Americans so that everyone gets to know the enemy well,” Khamenei was quoted as saying in the state-run press.

“The Americans speak in their private meetings with our officials in one way, and they speak differently outside these meetings; this is hypocrisy and the bad and evil will of the enemy and the nation should observe all these cases precisely,” he said.

Iranian military leaders continued to threaten the United States – it’s principal nuclear negotiating partner – well into Sunday, when another top Iranian Navy commander claimed that the United States does not have the courage or ability to attack Iran.

“Were the enemy able to inflict damage on us, it would do so; [you must] rest assured that they can’t,” Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told fellow navy personnel during a ceremony celebrating “the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.”

As the United States and its international allies seek to ensure that Iran is complying with a recently inked nuclear accord aimed at rolling back portions of its contested program, Iranian military officials have become increasingly confrontational.

These officials say they are angered by Washington’s vow to keep the military option against Iran on the table.

A top IRGC commander recently stated that “the slightest military move by the U.S. will be reciprocated by Iran’s harshest response,” which would “recognize no boundary”.

It’s unclear exactly how Tehran’s threats are impacting ongoing talks between Iran and the West, which is working to ink a final nuclear deal with Iran in the next six months.

Iran’s defense minister continued to admonish Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration in remarks on Sunday, claiming that “U.S. officials cannot prevent [Iran] from continuing its nuclear fuel production.”

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan vowed to crush U.S. forces and said, “Iran will never allow the country’s nuclear fuel production cycle come to a halt,” according to a report in Fars.

A Pentagon spokesman did not immediately respond to a Washington Free Beacon request for comment on Iran’s war moves.

However, an anonymous defense official dismissed Iran’s approach towards U.S. waters and stated that they “are free to operate in international waters,” according to Israel Hayom.

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Kerry has declared a war on God,’ write hard-line rabbis in letter

Rabbis warn Kerry to stop negotiations “in order to avoid severe Heavenly punishment for everyone involved.”

A group of hard-line nationalist rabbis wrote in an open to letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry that through his current mediation efforts between Israel and Palestinian negotiators he had declared war against God.

The rabbis warned that the secretary must cease such activities, to avoid divine punishment.

The letter was sent by the Committee to Save the Land and People of Israel – an activist group opposed to any political accords with the Palestinians involving territorial concessions – founded by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo, who also founded the far-right Our Land of Israel party.

“Your incessant efforts to expropriate integral parts of our Holy Land and hand them over to Abbas’s terrorist gang, amount to a declaration of war against the Creator and Ruler of the universe! For G-d awarded the entire Land of Israel to our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in order that they bequeath it, as an everlasting inheritance, to their descendants, the Jewish people, until the end of all time,” the letter reads.

The rabbis argue that Kerry’s plan endangers Israeli Jews by bringing them within close range of potential rocket and missile fire from the West Bank should it be ceded by Israel to the Palestinians.

“If you continue on this destructive path, you will ensure your everlasting disgrace in Jewish history for bringing calamity upon the Jewish people,” continued the rabbis, comparing Kerry to Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar II and Roman commander and future emperor Titus, the two enemies of the ancient Jewish kingdoms who destroyed the temples in Jerusalem and Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel along with them.

“By the power of our Holy Torah, we admonish you to cease immediately all efforts to achieve these disastrous agreements – in order to avoid severe heavenly punishment for everyone involved,” they threatened.

The letter was signed by Rabbi Wolpo, along with four other rabbis including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the founder and chairman of the Temple Institute; Rabbi Yigal Pizam, the dean of a yeshiva and a leader of the Chabad community in the Haifa neighborhood of Kiryat Shmuel; Rabbi Gedalya Axelrod, the emeritus head of the Haifa Rabbinic Court; and Rabbi Ben Tziyon Grossman from the town of Migdal Ha’emek.

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NY Abortion Bill Ok’s Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

Dave Andrusko : Jan 31, 2014 : LifeSite News

“There is nothing empowering to women about bringing abortion-on-demand up to the moment of birth to New York. In a day and age when females can be killed in utero simply for the crime of not being male, it is a mockery of what our feminist foremothers stood for to try and force this on New Yorkers. Women’s rights must begin in the womb, or women have no rights at all.” – Lori Kehoe, Executive Director, NY State Right to Life

(Albany, NY) – On Monday the New York State Assembly passed the ‘Women’s Equality Act,’ once again sending the legislation to the New York State Senate.

Last year, despite support in both the Assembly and the Senate for nine of the ten points in the Act, the Assembly held the nine points hostage in favor of the abortion-expanding tenth point. (Photo via LifeNews)

The tenth point of the Women’s Equality Act, the point of contention between the Assembly and the Senate, would expand access to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy for essentially any reason, would allow non-doctors to perform these surgical procedures, and provides no conscience protections for medical professionals opposed to taking human life.

In abortions that take place later in pregnancy, which would be legalized in New York by the abortion-expanding Women’s Equality Act, often babies are killed by sliding a needle filled with a chemical agent, such as digoxin, into the beating heart, before being delivered.

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