Saturday, February 28, 2009

USA and rest of World Crisis Update 28 February 2009


Obama Forum: The Scary Tactics to Quash Obama Dissent
Obamanots Begin Tyranny Tactics on Capitalism: Vile Attacks and Threats against Publishers
The Obama Steamroller: Is Resistance Futile?
'We Will Recover' - Obama...No We Won't Says Celente
Obama's 'We Will Recover' Pipe Dream
Fraud Obama's Non-Withdrawal Withdrawal Plan
Obama In Running For Nobel Peace Prize (Total Fraud)
Barky Rolls Out A $3.5 Trillion Budget
Obama's 3 Big Lies
Obama Under Fire
Howls Of Protest Greet Obama's $4T Budget
Airbrushing Obama's name off earmarks
CPAC and Obama’s Birth Certificate


US Economy Shrinks Fastest In 26 Years
Watch Now As Pension Funds Get Vaporized
Moody's - Defaults Will Exceed Depression Peaks
GM Crisis Talks After $31B Loss
Call To Split Off General Motors Europe
Sallie Mae Down 31% On Loan Move
Wall St Falls Again On Grim Data

Other Countries
Lloyds Confirms £10.8B HBOS Loss
60,000 Workers Face Axe At RBS And Lloyds
Future 'Bleak' - Ex German Vice-Chancellor
East Europe Banks Set For ¤24.5B Loan
Indonesia Sells $3B Debt At Discount
Malaysia's Economic Growth Slumps To 0.1%
India's GDP Growth Slows To 5.3%
Swedish GDP Plunges 4.9% In 4Q
Dostoevsky And The Jewish Bankers
RBS Faces 95% State Ownership
'Impossible' To Know How Much Needed To Save Banks
Depression In East Points Way For World
Hungary On Edge Of Bankruptcy
Japan To Intervene - Nikkei Hits 20 Yr Low
Brown Bankrupting Britain
Who Wrecked Your World Economy

Moral Meltdown
UN Convention on Rights of Children (CRC): The Key Points This would essentially eliminate the Parental Rights; the Government will be the de facto parens!
AP Source: Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule (AP)

John Kinsman: Nation's Food System Nearly Broke
...disaster threatens family farmers and their communities...Our food system is nearly broke, which is almost as serious as our country's financial meltdown...Despite the magnitude of this food emergency, the "farm crisis" does not appear in headlines...

Jeff Rense Program
American Thinker


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Thursday, February 26, 2009

We Watch Now As Funds Get Vaporized

International Forecaster Weekly
We Watch Now As Funds Get Vaporized
Latest Issue: February 25th, 2009Posted: February 25 2009

:real inflation has been raging, purchasing power diminishing, pension plan funds being systematically starved, expect a dollar dump by foreign holders, new tax laws and new strings attached, Still not sure why we have to bail out fraudster bankers, bailouts will only help banks to continue to fleece the public. have lost a minimum of two thirds of your 1997 purchasing power... In other words, that $10,000 you invested in 1997 will today only buy what $3,000 would have bought in 1997.

Effectively, anyone playing the general stock markets has been wiped out by this combination of lost capital gains and reduced purchasing power.

Pension plans, often heavily invested in stocks and real estate, asset classes which have seen tens of trillions of dollars disappear in a matter of months, are now so far behind in funding... , and these losses do not even take into account loss of purchasing power due to inflation, which is understated officially to screw retirees out of their social security benefits... Wait until the interest rates skyrocket as hyperinflation takes hold and risk reaches new heights. This will collapse the treasury market, and the value of all your pension plan assets, which the government will have forced you to invest in treasuries, will go down in flames with it.

Also, many pension-sponsoring companies are going to go under ... When these victims of the financial holocaust go under, the pension funds they sponsor will go under with them and there will be precious little in the way of bailouts to make up for these losses. ..

Note that all the new tax laws concerning pensions encourage you to put more money in, and to keep it there longer. The scum in our government and on Wall Street want to encourage you to place your money into accounts to which they have strings attached with onerous tax law penalties. They want to make sure you put as much of your hard-earned savings in such accounts as possible, and to keep it there as long as possible, so they have sufficient time and opportunity to steal it from you via inflation, dollar devaluation, insider trading, investment fraud, depreciation of asset values through deflation, direct taxation, foreclosure sales, bankruptcy auctions and outright confiscation.

There is no end in sight for the real estate market, which will not bottom for several years... We keep hearing Barack "Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned" Obama and Sheila "We Just Can't Let This Happen" Bair, the head of the FDIC, tell us that we have to bail out bankster gangsters and borrower felons, and that we just can't allow these banksters and borrowers to go under, nor can we allow the overall financial situation to deteriorate further... The situation is going to deteriorate further no matter what they do, and they are in fact exacerbating the ongoing debacles by creating money out of nothing and then throwing it at people and institutions that are already dead, financially speaking...These institutions have self-destructed on orders from the Puppet Masters to collapse the world financial system to make way for a new one-world system in place of the nation-state system.

People who acted wisely and stayed on the sidelines while everyone else want on a felonious spending and lending binge in the real estate markets, .. still cannot get into the real estate market because the prices are being kept artificially high by all the bailouts. They watch in silent anger and consternation as those who committed felonies by taking out "liar loans" get their mortgage principal reduced and payments lowered to avoid generating foreclosures which would take real estate prices down to a more realistic level that honest, qualified buyers could afford. They watch in stupefied horror and frustration as those banks which engaged in derivative and loan fraud and over-leveraged speculation get hundreds of billions of taxpayer largesse doled out to them so they can continue to defraud the public and make nonsensical loans to keep the daisy chain of fraud going while they collect their commissions and spreads on new issuance of toxic waste using money that has been borrowed interest-free, while charging usurious rates, relative to their borrowing costs, to anyone else who needs to borrow money.

These bankster gangsters then have the gall to say they are not accountable to taxpayers as to how the money is used,... Obama's bogus promises that these horrendous and fiendish practices will not be allowed to occur with respect to future bailout funds is just window-dressing and inane platitudes for the ignorant masses. Business will go on as usual in Washington and on Wall Street -- as corrupt as ever.

Right has become wrong, and wrong has become right, just as the Bible warned. Surely, we are in the End Times.

Read the entire sobering article: We Watch Now As Funds Get Vaporized

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

EU urges Netanyahu not to abandon two-state solution

Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 09:17.
Brussels -

European Union diplomats on Monday urged the next Israeli government not to abandon the two-state solution as the goal of the Middle East peace process, as coalition talks in Israel continued.

"I think we could have a rough start but we need to move ahead with the peace process because the two-state solution road is narrowing and we can't take the luxury to wait," said the Czech Republic's Europe Minister Alexander Vondra ahead of a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

...Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, said that the EU should push Netanyahu not to enter into a coalition which would call the two-state solution into question.

"I think it's very important that we send a strong signal that that is not going to be acceptable," he said.

EU officials also urged Israel to re-open border crossings into the Gaza Strip, with Bildt saying that "reconstruction without ending the siege is useless."

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U.S. debt is losing its appeal in China

By Keith Bradsher
Published: January 8, 2009

China has bought more than $1 trillion in American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home - a shift that could pose some challenges to the U.S. government in the near future but eventually may even produce salutary effects on the world economy...

Read more: China Losing Interest In Buying US Debt
Related article: Clinton Begs China To Buy US Debt

Monday, February 23, 2009

World Financial System In A State Of Insolvency

Posted: February 21 2009

...the depression we are now in is stage 2,...

...2009 should begin more accelerated disintegration of the international financial system. 2009 could be the big year of the crash, but it will take a little longer we believe – perhaps 2010 or 2011 – we’ll see...

...This depression will be far worse than the “Great Depression.” ...

...Europeans do not think the crisis will be over anytime soon. They see no visible hope of leadership from the G7 or G20, and only 12% believe the US has a solution. Over 85% believe their political leadership does not reflect their views, expectations, nor a grasp of the crisis at hand. Only 39% believe interest rates should be reduced further. The political and financial interests in Europe are no more responsive than they are in the US. That means eventually the public will be forced to do something about it. That means Europe and Canada will have the same problems as the US. No one is going to escape this one.

Read the entire article: World Financial System In A State Of Insolvency

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bible moved to library top shelf over inequality fears

Librarians have been advised to move the Bible to the top shelves to appease religious concerns in the Islamic community.

By Lucy CockcroftLast Updated: 3:04PM GMT 18 Feb 2009

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Bad News From America’s Top Spy

By Chris Hedges
February 16, 2009 "Truthdig" -- -


...Washington’s new director of national intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He warned that the deepening economic crisis posed perhaps our gravest threat to stability and national security. It could trigger, he said, a return to the “violent extremism” of the 1920s and 1930s.

The specter of social unrest was raised at the U.S. Army War College in November in a monograph ...The military must be prepared, the document warned, for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,”... which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”

It turns out that Wall Street, rather than Islamic jihad, has produced our most dangerous terrorists. You wouldn’t know this from the Obama administration, which seems hellbent on draining the blood out of the body politic and transfusing it into the corpse of our financial system. But by the time Barack Obama is done all we will be left with is a corpse—a corpse and no blood. And then what? We will see accelerated plant and retail closures, inflation, an epidemic of bankruptcies, new rounds of foreclosures, bread lines, unemployment surpassing the levels of the Great Depression and, as Blair fears, social upheaval...

... Consumers, thanks to credit card companies and easy lines of credit, are $14 trillion in debt. The government has pledged trillions toward the crisis, most of it borrowed or printed in the form of new money. It is borrowing trillions more to fund our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And no one states the obvious: We will never be able to pay these loans back...There is no coherent and realistic plan, one built around our severe limitations, to stanch the bleeding or ameliorate the mounting deprivations we will suffer as citizens. Contrast this with the national security state’s strategies to crush potential civil unrest and you get a glimpse of the future. It doesn’t look good...

Blair articulated the newest narrative of fear. As the economic unraveling accelerates we will be told it is not the bearded Islamic extremists, although those in power will drag them out of the Halloween closet when they need to give us an exotic shock, but instead the domestic riffraff, environmentalists, anarchists, unions and enraged members of our dispossessed working class who threaten us. Crime, as it always does in times of turmoil, will grow. Those who oppose the iron fist of the state security apparatus will be lumped together in slick, corporate news reports with the growing criminal underclass...

Read more: Bad News From America's Top Spy

And more: Fed says US economy will get worse in 2009

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

World Financial Crisis Update

Worst Is Yet to Come For Americans

Deflation - UK Cost Of Living Hits 49 Yr Low

UK Home Prices Dive At Record Rate

Japan's Downturn Is Bad News For World

Global wave of selling as investors worry about deepening recession

Stocks Drop 298 On Econ, Auto Worries

US/UK/Euro Banks Face End - Global Banking Insolvent

Eastern European Economies About To Explode

US Economy Destroying Wealth Of 3 Generations

World Stocks Fall As Bailout Confidence Fades

Fed Banker Warns Of Deflation

Investors flee stockmarkets on fears that global recession is deepening

Donald Trump's New Jersey casinos file for bankruptcy protection
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Tzipi Livni: give up half of Land of Israel

Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be appointed Israel's prime minister, has said that her country needs to give up half of the biblical Land of Israel to secure peace with the Palestinians.

By Our Foreign Staff and Agencies in Jerusalem Last Updated: 8:42PM GMT 16 Feb 2009

Drawing clear water between her centrist Kadima party and the Right-wing Likud party of her rival for the premiership, Benjamin Netanyahu, she conceded that claims on the territory must be abandoned for progress to be made.

She told a convention of American Jewish leaders that "we need to give up half of the Land of Israel", using a term that refers to biblical borders that include today's Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

She explained that such a withdrawal would be for the good of Israel, to maintain it as a Jewish state.

Read more: Livni: Give Up Half Of Land Of Israel

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gerald Celente, trend forecaster: Super-Great Depression

by Roy C February 14, 2009 at 08:21 pm

Gerald Celente, U.S. trend forecaster, in an interview with Russia Today foresees a depression of mammoth proportions, dwarfing the 1930s.

From a Russia Today interview:

Gerald Celente says this will be Worse than Great Depression Part 1 (feb 10 2009)

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Monday, February 16, 2009

It (the USA Economy) Is Now Officially 'Out Of Control'

By Jim Sinclair

This communication is to inform you as of 2/13/09, "It is totally out of control." There is no longer any means of reversal of the beginning of the final phase of the downward spiral now solidly set in motion.

For your sake, protect yourselves immediately.

Be prepared for disruptions in distribution common to hyperinflation.

1. You should have already distanced yourself from your financial agents. If you haven't you are headed for significant displeasure and strain.

2. Make sure you stay three months ahead on necessary items that could experience distribution delays such as prescribed medicine and preferred foods.

3. Even though real estate is far from a buy, if you can afford a second home outside of major cities it would serve a good purpose.

4. Own gold.

5. Consider that good gold shares of non-US companies incorporated in a non-US country operating in third country, traded on multiple exchanges are a means of money expatriation legally and in broad daylight if required.

6. For currencies, all you can do is own a spread held by a true custodial ship wherever that might be.

Simply said, as of Friday February 13th, 2009 the situation is in confirmed "Out of Control" mode as this well engineered downward spiral enters into a terminal phase.

The motive was profit and degree of the disintegration caused in the pursuit of this goal was not anticipated.

The key event was when Lehman was flushed - all hell broke loose. The hell cannot be contained in any practical manner.

I seek nothing of you but the protection of yourselves.

Respectfully yours,

Read more: Sinclair - It Is Now Officially 'Out Of Control'

Additional reading: China - Who Is Going To Buy $4.2T New US Debt?
Also: America Has To Come To Grips With The Fact It Is Bankrupt

Sunday, February 15, 2009

'Sanctions' sought in eligibility case

The President's attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public
Posted: February 13, 200912:15 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A high-powered team of Los Angeles attorneys representing President Obama in his effort to keep his birth certificate, college records and passport documents concealed from the public has suggested there should be "monetary sanctions" against a lawyer whose clients have brought a complaint alleging Obama doesn't qualify for the Oval Office under the Constitution's demand for a "natural born" citizen in that post.

Read more: Sanctions sought in eligibility case
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Economic And Financial Systems Deliberately Destabilized

Posted: February 11 2009

...devaluation continues, destabilization of the system continues, no-one is trying to save the economy, fear keeps many from seeing and saying the truth,many unemployed already out of benefits, names of those who will benefit from stimulus remain undisclosed, trillions out the back door...

There has been, as we said for the past couple of months, secret issuance of US Treasuries by the Treasury that has ballooned the money supply and that should start to show up in higher inflation in March or April...Our entire economic and financial systems have been deliberately destabilized. No collapse has occurred, but collapse is in motion. The financial and economic collapse is ongoing as witnessed by raging unemployment and massive bailouts...

The powers that be are not trying to save the economy. They are extending the timeline, so that total collapse will come when they want it to come. Do not underestimate what is going on. This could well he the worst financial and economic collapse of all time. This is the creation of synchronized stimulus, deficits and reflationary policy making...

Massive government spending and reflation is not going to work, history tells us that. One thing that we know for sure is that it could take more than 20 years to recover from this crash...

Read the entire articl: Econ & Finan Systems Deliberately Destabilized

Thursday, February 12, 2009

UN moves to charge Israel with war crimes

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 07:50:52 GMT

The United Nations moves to set up a commission to look into Israeli war crimes and respond to its human rights violations in Gaza.

After the United Nations Works and Relief Agency (UNRWA) compound became the target of GPS-guided Israeli mortars on January 15, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned "in the strongest terms this outrageous attack" and called for an inquiry into suspected Israeli war crimes.

"I strongly demand a thorough investigation and punishment for those responsible," he told reporters in Beirut after the attack.

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The Vatican claims Darwin's theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity

The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and claimed it is compatible with the Christian view of Creation...

Ahead of a papal-backed conference next month marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the Vatican is also set to play down the idea of Intelligent Design, which argues a "higher power" must be responsible for the complexities of life.

The conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University will discuss Intelligent Design to an extent, but only as a "cultural phenomenon" rather than a scientific or theological issue.

Monsignor Ravasi said Darwin's theories had never been formally condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, pointing to comments more than 50 years ago, when Pope Pius XII described evolution as a valid scientific approach to the development of humans...

Read more: Vatican - Darwin Compatible With Christianity

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Deluge of Financial Calamities Looming by Mid-March

By Patrick A. Heller,
Market Update February 10, 2009

As horrible as the financial news for currencies and paper assets has been since mid-2007, it looks like the worst is yet to come - perhaps as early as next month.

Read more: Deluge of Financial Calamities Looming by Mid-March

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.
February 7, 2009

The economy will collapse and the social upheaval will follow

It is a time of retribution - a time as dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades. The United States has slipped into the end of its days afflicted with festering pustules of iniquity and in the grip of arrogant Godless men who serve dark demonic spirits; the nation hurtles toward its final and inevitable end...

I don’t know about others, but I have quickly tired of the ubiquitous presence of Barack Obama. Though I had no more regard for George W. Bush than I do for Mr. Obama I do have to admit that Mr. Bush’s disinclination to television omnipresence was indeed a virtue. In three short weeks Obama, by contrast, has become a proverbial pain in the lower physical region - a flaming narcissist his every move, his every word, and his phony whimsical man of the people facade has quickly worn thin. Though he is in love with himself and fancies himself as another Abraham Lincoln, he is in reality just an inexperienced untried and untested wet behind the ears ordinary man with no exceptional gifts other than being a very good socialist snake oil salesman.

The obsequious loons of the national media, who are largely responsible for Mr. Obama’s election, have convinced this brash and bold neophyte that he is a god worthy of worship and destined for greatness. Colloquial television appearances and glib utterances do not a statesman make. Barack Obama is destined all right, but he is not destined to greatness.

We can expect wild excesses of socialism under President Obama and his comrades of the effete Democrat Party. Bolstered by the ignorant minions who view him as a savior Barack Hussein Obama has been given Carte Blanch to transition the nation from a capitalist republic to a totalitarian socialist state.
I have previously written that the Republicans, by their own hand, have been rendered impotent and ineffectual. They have become increasingly irrelevant in regard to setting a moral and honorable course for the nation. Falsely believing that they are dealing with estimable people of an opposite party they have failed to plumb the depths of the nastiness of the socialist heart.

Despite the fact that Republicans have been able to observe the works and mark the words of the likes of Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Al Gore, Barney Frank, Joe Biden and those of George Cloony, Susan Sarandon, Leonardo Di Caprio, Michael Moore, and the other socialist lunatics of the entertainment industry and the congress they just never learn. They seem to be incapable of discerning the dark spirit of the socialist mind. If the actions of the aforementioned and of such groups as PETA, The Green Groups, and other socialist radical collectives have not educated them to the meanness, blackness and nastiness of the socialist psyche then there is no hope for them.

It is clear that George W. Bush pushed the nation far down the road toward destruction and it is equally clear that President Obama will most assuredly finish it off. His actions out of the gate portend bad times for the nation. He quickly established that his campaign promises were as piecrusts, made to be broken. This was not a surprise as collectively politicians are inveterate liars, but aside from his lies this one has a darkly foreboding potential. He appears to be the select of the dark world and the devil, who sets the course of the nations, has seemingly cloaked him with an invincibility that delivers him from accountability for his words and actions and protection from those who oppose him.

One of the new president’s first acts was to sign an order removing the restriction prohibiting the use of American taxpayer monies to fund international contraception and abortion. During his campaign Obama promised that he would work to reduce abortions, those who believed him should be ashamed of their own stupidity and gullibility, they are now on the hook for millions to export abortion to foreign nations.

For those who write to me to take issue with my characterization of Obama as a killer of babies, I will amend that characterization and say that he helps to enable the killing of babies through proxies. Mr. Obama was one of a handful in congress to advocate for the premeditated murder of fully developed babies by partial birth abortion, a euphemism for murder that apparently sooths the conscience of those who endorse infanticide. And now he finances the slaying of babies’ world wide and forces U.S. taxpayers, including those who execrate and despise this vile and evil practice, to fund such killings.


Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Isaiah 1:4-6

I have previously written that much of Old Testament prophecy is not specific to the time that it was written, but is oft times a divinely given revelation of the events of the final days. The foregoing written word of Isaiah most certainly is applicable to the United States and identifies our nation today in precise detail.

That the nation is filthy in sin cannot be denied we are mired in evil, immorality, injustice, unfairness and wickedness. That we revel in the perversions and immoral practices that are promoted, endorsed and protected by our government and our courts also cannot be contradicted. That such is not recognized and condemned by our spiritual leaders, but rather is excused, justified, condoned and supported by the same speaks to an end time apostate church.

We have spread the seeds of evil unto other nations and have exported corrosive values and practices. Our entertainment industry had propagated a soul-searing and perverse influence through films, music and electronic games. All of which advance and encourage promiscuous sex, drug use, gratuitous violence, unnatural acts, and occultist practices. Surely we are an international propagator of sin

We have corrupted our children and allowed them to be inculcated in our schools and institutions with socialist doctrine, ignorant political correctness and existential teachings. The fundamental educational curriculums - the basics - have been replaced by political and social indoctrination. Our kids may not be smart, but they sure do feel good about themselves.

We deny the sovereignty of the Eternal, blaspheme His name, mock His word, reject His justice and dishonor His Son, and then have the audacity to invoke His blessing upon our filthy fallen nation. He is LORD and will not be mocked we ought to tremble in fear in the face of His power and might and drop to our knees in shame and repentance.

The whole head (our leadership) is sick. From the sole of the foot (our people) even unto the foot there is no soundness (goodness). The whole of the nation is putrid and a stench in the nostrils of the Creator.

Our political leaders are corrupt; a lack of spiritual integrity has rendered them faint of heart and dull of mind. They blunder about aimlessly and lead the nation onto purposeless paths and dead end endeavors.


To serve in congress is now a sure route to riches. All one has to do upon being elected is to sell his, or her, integrity and plunge into a giddy world of you feather my nest and I’ll feather yours mentality. It is Washington politics and it is rotten. A favor here and a favor there is worth a mansion here a vacation home there not to mention expensive gifts, vacations and bank endowments. Add to that a not too shabby salary, expense paid junkets, free country club type perks, free medical care, magnificent retirement packages and all the quid pro quo political contributions needed to assure one of lifetime tenure. If one can live with his, or her, conscience one has a pretty nice setup. And from my perspective there seems to be no conscience stricken opposition to the cushy setup for these so-called servants of the people.

President Obama has certainly lived up to my expectations. Campaign promises were quickly cast aside and forgotten. During the campaign he gave his word that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration. It was one of those piecrust promises and quickly forgotten as he appointed three lobbyists and as many tax cheats. If George Bush had done such the roof would have fallen upon him, there would have been months of investigations and severe censorship in the media. Remember now that Mr. Obama has been endowed with invincibility. When he blunders, and everything he has done to date has been a blunder, his media guardians will immediately close ranks with him and bear him up on golden pillows. This man appears to be untouchable, and it is not Lincoln who whispers into his ear.

I have previously opined that everything President Barack Obama turns his hand to will come to naught. His every endeavor will fail and his every action will move the country inexorably to a final climactic devastation. As I write he pushes a deeply spiritually obtuse congress to pass a nearly one trillion dollars so-called economic stimulus bill. If the bill passes, and it most surely will as he has the socialist votes in congress to assure its passage, he will have set in motion an irreversible series of events that will bring the nation to it knees. Our fate will have been sealed

The nation is already deeply in hock and has used its taxpayer citizens as collateral for huge international loans. We are living a hand to mouth existence and have reached the limits of our borrowing abilities. We will be forced to crank up the printing machines and runaway inflation will ensue. For each little spurt of optimism there will follow a number of reverses. The economy will collapse and the social upheaval that follows will set into motion a series of prophetic events that will finish off the nation.


He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Collectively this nation, the United States of America, is spiritually dead and condemned. But, you - dear reader - do not have to share that fate. Be not anxious, GOD has provide a way out and that way is the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Believe and be delivered.

© 2009 - Jim R. Schwiesow - All Rights Reserved

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Barack Obama is a novice - and it shows

By Toby Harnden Last Updated: 6:47PM GMT 08 Feb 2009

During last year's epic election campaign, Hillary Clinton said that in the White House "there is no time for on-the-job training". Joe Biden, too, remarked that the presidency was "not something that lends itself to on-the-job training". Both were aiming barbs at their then primary opponent...And the rookie they derided is President.

...In the early days of his presidency, Mr Obama has seemed passive and uncertain.

Governing, as Mr Obama is finding out, is not like an election campaign. Mr Bush's failures will give him some leeway and his transformative appeal remains potent. But making decisions and operating the levers of power is something completely new to him. And it shows.

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The EU assumes its role in the arena of global security challenges

published on Monday, February 09, 2009 under External Relations

President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, stressed the increasingly crucial role that the European Union must assume in managing instability. In his speech addressed at the Munich Security Conference on February 7th, President Barroso pointed out some of the challenges the World is now facing and which are starting to have serious geopolitical and social repercussions.

President Barroso highlighted the increasingly important role the European Union is playing in facing up to global security challenges, and reaching out to others in recognition of the fact that common problems require common solutions. These range from 'soft' security concerns like reducing poverty and inequality, to 'hard' security concerns...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

National Security Team Delivers Grim Appraisal of Afghanistan War

By Craig Whitlock
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, February 9, 2009;

A13MUNICH, Feb. 8 -- President Obama's national security team gave a dire assessment Sunday of the war in Afghanistan, with one official calling it a challenge "much tougher than Iraq" and others hinting that it could take years to turn around.

Read more: National Security Team Delivers Grim Appraisal of Afghanistan War

Obama Decrees: Massive Immigration of Hamas Refugees from Gaza

I.O. offers the beginning of an article, "Obama Signs Presidential Determination Allowing Palestinians Loyal to Hamas ot Resettle in US," by Kim Priestap in Wizbangblog (2/7) and encourages you to read the rest. Take a look at that bulleted list. Did you know?

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Global Economy Nears Abyss

Bond market calls Fed's bluff as global economy falls apart

Global bond markets are calling the bluff of the US Federal Reserve.
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 7:22PM GMT 08 Feb 2009

The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds – the world's benchmark cost of capital – has jumped from 2pc to 3pc since Christmas despite efforts to talk the rate down. This level will asphyxiate the US economy if allowed to persist...

Readers have berated me for a piece last week – "Glimmers of Hope" – that hinted at recovery. Let me stress, I was wearing my reporter's hat, not expressing an opinion. My own view, sadly, is that there is no hope at all of stabilizing the world economy on current policies.

Read entire item: Global Economy Nears Abyss
Also read:
IMF Out Of Cash In Six Months
UK Companies Fear Worst Ahead
WTO Chief Warns Of Political Unrest

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Whilst everything seems to be in a freefall into unspeakable disaster, there is HOPE. Read the booklets Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ's Return and The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like? available free.

Monday, February 9, 2009

America -- what have you done?

Saturday, 7th February 2009
by Melanie Phillips

President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was...

The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks’, his ‘stimulus’ bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections -- which have nothing to do with kick-starting the economy and everything to do with favouring pet Democrat causes.

He has been appointing one tax dodger, lobbyist and wheeler-dealer after another.

In foreign policy, Obama has started by trashing his own country through grossly misrepresenting its history and grovelling to America’s enemies...

His right hand doesn’t seem to know what his left hand is doing... have argued before however that, given Obama’s radical roots in the neo-Marxist, nihilist politics of Saul Alinsky, it is the undermining of America’s fundamental values that is likely to be this President’s most strategically important goal. I have also suggested that, since this agenda is promoted through stealth politics which gull the credulous middle-classes while destroying the ground upon which they are standing,..

And here’s a humdinger. Obama has picked a man called David Ogden to be deputy Attorney-General... has made his legal career from representing pornographers, trying to defeat child protection legislation and undermining family values...

Tax cheats, pork-barrel politics, ancillary child abuse, incompetence, chaos, treachery and infantilism. America – what have you done?!

Read more if you dare : America -- what have you done?

America, read and weep.

Ark hunter: Today's Christianity packed with paganism

Posted: February 07, 200911:15 pm Eastern© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Ark hunter: Christianity packed with paganism'1st century believers would have never accepted this'

Richard Rives, right, and son David hunting for the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem in 2003.
A Tennessee historian and author best known for his searches for the Ark of the Covenant – the box containing the Ten Commandments – is now challenging much of modern Christianity, claiming the traditional version of the faith has more in common with ancient paganism than actual biblical content."Today, it is amazing what is being presented as Christianity," says Richard Rives...

"First century believers would have never accepted [today's practices]," the 56-year-old ark hunter told WND. "We must earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints."

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Ark hunter: Today's Christianity packed with paganism

British View: We need to be freed from the EU

"British jobs for British workers" simply cannot happen while we're still in the prison of nations that is the European Union. For we've signed away, without any consultation with the British people or, whisper it if you dare, any vote or referendum on the subject, our right as a country to decide who comes to this country or who works in this country...

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British View: We need to be freed from the EU

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" The Church of God has always said Britain will not be a part of the final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. Write for the free booklet: The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy and Prophecy Fulfilled: God's Hand in World Affairs"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The BDI Index Points To Worldwide Disaster

By James Wickstrom
07 Feb 2009


If we can use the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) as a guide for the next 12 months of product delivery and food availability in the stores we shop in then the BDI says shelves will be virtually empty of almost every product we use each and every day...

The BDI has dropped 94% in a short few weeks which means raw materials, grains, ores, steel, iron, cement and all imported products for food manufacturing and product manufacturing even though we actually do very little of that here in the US. We do make bread and other products that require grains, like cereals. We import clothing, gasoline, various fuels and, well, just about everything these days and the BDI says global shipping has shut down. NOTHING is moving. Because this spells disaster for a country that produces little and imports everything

...The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is an indicator of how much product is actually out for delivery throughout the world. It cannot be cheated or manipulated because it deals with actual products that are either actively being shipped, or are on docks awaiting to be shipped as Freight On Board (FOB). As the chart below proves, back in June, 2008 the BDI stood at a reasonably healthy 11,600. As of today, the BDI has plummeted to 791. That's about a 94% drop in goods actually being shipped worldwide.

This portends unprecedented disaster around the world, especially as it relates to food. Products are simply not being shipped. They aren't being shipped because there aren't any orders for them. This will translate into massive, unprecedented unemployment worldwide and, as things get worse, massive food shortages...

The social breakdown that is coming is unparalleled in modern history. We are going to suffer on an order of magnitude greater than folks suffered during the Great Depression.

Read the entire article: The BDI Index Points To Worldwide Disaster

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Peter Schiff: Stimulus Bill Will Lead to "Unmitigated Disaster"

Posted Feb 06, 2009 08:05am EST by Aaron Task in Investing, Newsmakers, Recession

The fiscal stimulus bill being debated in Congress not only won't help the economy, it will make the recession much worse, says Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital.

Schiff scoffs at the notion the economic decline is starting to level off and concedes no government action means a "terrible" recession. But the path of increased government intervention will lead to "unmitigated disaster," says Schiff, who gained notoriety in 2007-08 for his prescient calls on the housing bubble and U.S. stocks.

The problem, he says, is the government is trying to perpetuate a "phony economy" based on borrowing and spending. With the U.S. consumer tapped out, the government is "now taking on the mantle" of consumer of last resort, he continues, predicting the bond bubble will soon burst - if it hasn't already - ultimately leading to a collapse of the dollar and an "inflationary depression worse than anything any of us have ever seen."If nothing else, Schiff is an nonpartisan critic of American policymakers, comparing President Bush to Herbert Hoover and President Obama to FDR, and neither in a favorable way.

Note: Stay tuned for part 2 of my interview with Schiff, where he addresses recent criticism of his investing prowess.

What Would the President Say About this Child?

by Phil on Fri, Feb 6, 20094 Comments

Both Gina Cobb and Jeff Schreiber have reported on how a Florida doctor has lost his license to practice after a baby born at an abortion clinic breathes and is then thrown into the trash (this makes me wonder how many other situations like this exist).

Here’s Gina’s repost of the story (it’s rather grotesque, for those of you with a conscience)…

What Would the President Say About this Child?

GOD says: Thou shalt not MURDER (Exodus 20.13)

Friday, February 6, 2009

USA's Troubles Update 06 Feb 2009

Acts Of Insanity Destroyed The Economy

Jobless Claims Surge To 626,000

Grim January For Most US Retailers

CA City Imposes Draconian Water Rationing

Kyrgyzstan says U.S. air base decision is final

February 6, 2009, 10:56 pm

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan said on Friday its decision to shut a U.S. air base was final, dealing a blow to Washington's efforts to retain what has been an important staging post for U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan .

The United States said it was still "engaged" with Kyrgyzstan about keeping the Manas base in the poor, former Soviet republic and traditional Russian ally. But one senior Kyrgyz official said no talks were currently taking place.

Kyrgyzstan's stance has set a tough challenge for new U.S. President Barack Obama , who plans to send more troops to Afghanistan to try to boost NATO efforts to defeat Taliban and al Qaeda insurgents.

The standoff over the tiny but strategically placed nation marks a new twist in an escalating power struggle in Central Asia reminiscent of the 19th-century "Great Game" between tsarist Russia and the British Empire.

"The air base's fate has been decided," Adakhan Madumarov, Secretary of the Kyrgyz Security Council, told reporters.

"I see no reason why the air base should remain in place now that this decision has been taken ... We are not holding any talks on this," he added, hinting there will be no further discussions with Washington on the air base.

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev announced the closure of the base this week after securing more than $2 billion in financial aid and credit from Russia at talks in Moscow .

The announcement left the United States scrambling to find alternative supply routes through other parts of Central Asia for shipments bound for landlocked Afghanistan .

Speaking in Tajikistan, another ex-Soviet republic in Central Asia, the U.S. envoy to Dushanbe said Tajikistan had agreed to offer its air space for transport of non-military NATO supplies to Afghanistan .

A Western diplomatic source told Reuters separately on Thursday the United States was close to a deal with Uzbekistan that would also allow Washington to open a new railway supply route for its troops in Afghanistan .

The United States, also seeking to reinforce supply routes to Afghanistan that bypass Pakistan where convoys face security risks, says it is still hopeful the base can be retained. "We're still very much engaged," said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.

Asked if Washington had made any additional offers over the base, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said: "We have not received any proposals." He says Kyrgyzstan wants to shut the base because it disagrees with U.S. methods in Afghanistan .

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Kyrgyzstan's actions as "regrettable" on Thursday. "We will proceed in a very effective manner no matter what the outcome of the Kyrgyzstan government's deliberations might be," she said of military operations in Afghanistan .

Russia , irked by the U.S. military presence in Kyrgyzstan which it regards as part of its strategic sphere of interest, has long exerted pressure on the landlocked and mountainous Central Asian country to evict the U.S. forces.

NATO says it is concerned about Russia's possible involvement in the Kyrgyz decision. Moscow , which operates its own military base in Kyrgyzstan, has strongly denied any link between its aid package and the move to shut Manas.

Moscow says it is ready for cooperation over Afghanistan . Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had agreed to allow non-military NATO cargo to transit through its territory.
"We expect that when our U.S. partners are ready to send us a concrete request with the volume and type of cargo, as soon as we receive it we will give our permission," he told Russia's Vesti-24 television.

The Russian aid package, unanimously approved by the Kyrgyz parliament on Friday, includes a $1.7 billion discounted loan to help Kyrgyzstan build a hydroelectric power plant.
The Kyrgyz government needs parliamentary approval to proceed with the closure, but this is seen as a formality as the chamber is controlled by a pro-presidential party. It is expected to vote next week.

(Writing by Maria Golovnina; Additional reporting by Roman Kozhevnikov in Tajikistan, Conor Humphries in Moscow )

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

US-China currency war threatens world

...This has the makings of an almighty superpower bust-up. It is fast becoming the theme of Davos 2009. It may soon be the burning issue of our times. We will all learn how to pronounce Renminbi.

The Bush Administration -- in its day -- deflected all attempts by Congress to crack down on China's currency policy. Perhaps sagely, perhaps not.

There is no question that Beijing has pursued a mercantilist strategy of conquering US and European markets by holding down the yuan/renminbi. It has a monthly trade surplus of $40bn, the highest ever recorded by any country. Or put another way, China is exporting its surplus capacity to the rest of the world. It has become a global deflation machine.

Even so, Mr Geithner is playing with fire. Beijing has amassed reserves of $1.9 trillion. From what we know, most of this money is held in the form of US Treasuries and other bonds. Creditors exercise power. Don't be fooled by claims that China could not deploy this weapon without damaging its own interests. All kinds of things can and do happen when tempers flare, and they were flaring today...

Read entire article: US-China Currency War Threatens World
Posted By: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at Jan 28, 2009 at 17:46:34 [General]
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Monday, February 2, 2009

How Can the World Be Blind to Israel's Existential Threat?

Published: 01 February 2009
Michael Yon

I heard Benjamin Netanyahu, the person who could soon become Israel’s new prime minister, speak this week at the Jerusalem Conference. The most pressing point that he talked about was that under no circumstances should Jerusalem be divided. Many believe that if Jerusalem were to divide, the terrorist group Hamas would set up a headquarters here, which would result in Iranian agents — who also wish to see genocide against the Israelis — setting up shop within the confines of Jerusalem.

It is amazing to me, as an American who travels the world on a near-constant basis, that there is so much confusion over who the terrorists are. Hamas is a terrorist organization that condones and facilitates suicide bombings and will kill every Jew on the planet if they have the chance. Meanwhile, Israel is an energetic democracy with a vibrant press. I could sit right here in Jerusalem and write bad things about Israel and Jews, and nothing would happen. Maybe I wouldn’t get invited somewhere or would be called an anti-Semite, but that would be it. Neither the Jews nor the Israelis would harm me, though they likely would write bad things about me. I came to Israel with no press accreditation and at the airport they knew that I was a writer. Yet they let me in and have allowed me to freely roam the country...

Israel is a free country that abides by the rule of law. By contrast, if a writer were to go to Gaza or Iran, for instance, and start writing bad words, he might wind up on the news, dead. Israel allows Christians and Arab Muslims to worship freely, while Hamas wants to see us all at the bottom of the sea. Hamas, supported by Iran, is clear about their goals: they want to wipe out Israel completely, utterly, with finality. But it’s not just Israel that Hamas wants to kill; they want to kill all Jews everywhere. Complete genocide.
And when Iran has the capacity to launch rockets...

It is simply astounding that many foreign governments do not see this for what it is. Good Muslims are murdered by Muslim extremists in probably dozens of countries, yet certain European governments insist that there is some sort of moral equivalence between Hamas and the democracy called Israel...

Read entire article: How Can the World Be Blind to Israel’s Existential Threats?
Read the booklet: The Middle East in Prophecy (available free on request)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

U.S. Treasury Bond Bubble About to Pop

Shah Gilani writes: Frighteningly, like the rush into tech stocks, then the rush into real estate, and then the rush into commodities, the rush into U.S. government bonds has created a Treasury bubble. In a cruel twist of economic fate, passage of an aggressive Obama administration stimulus plan could further inflate that bubble - before popping it.

The United States of America is an expensive household to run. In order to pay the nation's bills, the U.S. government levies taxes. When expenditures exceed tax revenue, the government has to borrow money. The United States borrows money by ordering the Treasury Department to sell government IOUs to investors in the form of Treasury bills, notes and bonds, known as “Treasuries.”

How much does the government owe? As of Friday, according to , total U.S. public debt stood at $10,620,397,126,433.54 ($10.62 trillion) - and counting.
The Case for Treasuries
Investors throughout the world - including those here in the United States - buy Treasuries because they pay interest and, moreover, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States...The extraordinary flow of money into Treasuries caused their prices to rise. When prices rise on fixed-income investments like Treasuries, their yields fall...
Troubled Assets, Troubled Times
Last October, as part of the so-called Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), Congress allocated $700 billion to buy “troubled assets” from banks that were losing money. Those institutions were truly troubled...

The initial TARP outlays - about $350 billion - went to suffering banks, in a few cases so they could buy lipstick and pretty themselves up before courting other wallowing institutions ...

None of the TARP bailout money actually went to buying troubled assets from floundering banks...Instead, most of the capital given to banks went onto their balance sheets as a capital asset and most of those institutions bought the highest-yielding government and agency paper they could find...

The other $350 billion that Congress authorized from the original bailout package was released last week , without any clear plan as to where it should go...

Stop the Presses?
As if it isn't frightening enough that the Treasury is selling huge amounts of cheap debt to investors to bail out bloated, insolvent banks and inefficient industries, the Federal Reserve is printing money to buy commercial paper and illiquid assets from just about everybody to facilitate lending in almost every corner of the economy - and is then carrying these “assets” on its balance sheet.

Isn't that how the credit crisis got started, with banks holding illiquid “troubled assets” on their balance sheets?

A Blueprint for a Burst Treasury Bubble

...Boosting debt even as we print more money will have a devastating effect on the U.S. dollar. While a devalued dollar makes U.S. manufactured goods and services cheaper overseas, it also makes the goods and services we import more expensive, as it takes more dollars to buy the same amount of imported products - especially oil..

...There is a much quicker and safer way out of the credit crisis that takes us forward toward an economic recovery. The problem is that no one wants to hear it because no one wants to swallow the politically devastating harsh medicine that's necessary to cure the plague we've infected ourselves with. As usual, there are too many vested interests protecting the same old turf.
Throwing good taxpayer money after badly wasted taxpayer money will not fix anything. But throwing out overly leveraged, overly greedy, overly dependent banks and bankers is a good start...

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U.S. Treasury Bond Bubble About to Pop - 28th Jan 09
By Shah Gilani Contributing Editor
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