Oct 232014
 

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Stratrisks: “Currency wars are back, though this time the goal is to steal inflation, not growth.

Weak price growth is stifling economies from the euro region to Israel and Japan. Eight of the 10 currencies with the biggest forecasted declines through 2015 are from nations that are either in deflation or pursuing policies that weaken their exchange rates, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

“This beggar-thy-neighbor policy is not about rebalancing, not about growth,” David Bloom, the global head of currency strategy at London-based HSBC Holdings Plc, which does business in 74 countries and territories, said in an Oct. 17 interview. “This is about deflation, exporting your deflationary problems to someone else.”

Opinion: This is really important, but first we need some definitions:

  • Inflation – A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
  • Deflation – A general decline in prices, often caused by a reduction in the supply of money or credit.
  • Hyperinflation – Price increases are so out of control that the concept of inflation is meaningless.

Deflation then is the opposite of inflation. Deflation has the side effect of increased unemployment since there is a lower level of demand in the economy, which can lead to an economic depression. Central banks attempt to stop severe deflation, along with severe inflation, in an attempt to keep the excessive drop in prices to a minimum.

In addition to increased oil inventories due to fracking, oil prices are falling due to deflation. While that may feel good when you get gas, it is a very bad sign for the economy. Deflation is the evil twin of inflation as lack of demand for goods and services brings unemployment.

Central bankers are attempting to manipulate economies to try to avoid deflation while at the same time trying to cause mild inflation by injecting new money into their respective economies and keeping interest rates low.

The Federal Reserve has been printing money and holding interest rates down for 7 years. Picture holding a beach ball underwater and taking your hands away, it pops to the surface.

Currency manipulation or exporting deflation to some other nation is the equivalent of kicking the can down the road. One day, deflation can cause a collapse of a nations currency which then brings rapid hyperinflation.

And hyperinflation is what I believe the rider on the Black Horse (Revelation 8:5-6) is all about.

We are not there, yet – because “we” are still here.

 

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Oct 232014
 

World Net Daily: “Britain’s official education inspector has informed an independent Christian school that it is out of step with “British values” prescribed by the government and must invite someone from another faith, such as a Muslim imam, to lead assemblies or it risks being closed.

The threat comes amid a series of new school inspections imposed by the government in response to a “Trojan horse” scandal in which several public schools in Birmingham, England, were taken over by Muslim managers who imposed Islamic education standards.

The U.K.’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, known as Ofsted, then established new rules requiring the active promotion of “British values” such as tolerance.”

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Oct 232014
 

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Jerusalem Post: “Western governments will reluctantly consider an extension of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program should world powers fail to clinch a comprehensive deal by November 24 – a move Israel would support, sources told The Jerusalem Post this week.

The bottom line is that they do not appear willing to limit their enrichment program to a level we would find acceptable,” a European diplomat said. “We may have no choice but to extend the talks past November… It’s either that or let the talks collapse.”

Opinion: Say it ain’t so. More dangerous than ISIS, the Federal Reserve, and John Kerry all rolled into one, Iran is the numero uno threat to the world. And Iran (Persia) has a big role to play in Bible prophecy in the future war of Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38:1-6.

In our book Antichrist: The Search For Amalek, (page 52) the Edomite blood had spread to ancient Persia (Iran) in 400 BC:

Six hundred years after King Saul spared King Agag the Amalekite, his descendants had assimilated into Persia (Iran), and one who rose to prominence there was Haman, the Agagite, from the book of Esther. He was a noble and vizier to King Ahasuerus (Xerxes). The evil bloodline that God had sworn to fight against in every generation (Ex. 17:16) was on the move. The same hatred that Amalek displayed, the same self-loathing of Jewish blood, and the same satanic effort to eliminate every Jew on earth were evident in Haman.”

That same nation (Iran) gave birth to Antiochus the Great, the father of Antiochus Epiphanes, a precursor of the final Antichrist.

For the life of a creature is in the blood …” Leviticus 17:11

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Oct 222014
 
Israel To Rely Less On US Arms After Obama Halts Arms Shipments

Breaking Israel News: “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” (Jeremiah 17:5) “Following the temporary embargo placed by the Obama administration on weapons shipments to Israel during Operation Protective Edge, Israel is taking steps to not have to

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Oct 222014
 
Why The UN Rejected Turkey For A Security Council Seat

Stratrisks: “The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting Turkey’s hostile policies both at home and abroad. Why did Turkey lose in 2014 more than half

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Oct 222014
 
Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you

Yahoo News: “Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That’s the next big frontier. Here are nine signs that implantable tech is here now, growing rapidly, and that it will be part of your life (and your body) in the near future. Implantable Smart Phones Healing Chips Cyber Pills that

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Oct 212014
 
Executive Amnesty Begins

Breitbart: “Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct.

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