Thursday, October 30, 2014

US Federal Reserve to end quantitative easing programme

WEB Notes: This is major news. The only thing that has held up the banks to this point was "QE" which is printing money and giving it to the banks at low interest rates. This has held the economy together for six years. If the economy had been healthy the entire time this policy would have never existed. Now they think the time is right to pull the plug. I am very interested to see what is going to happen. This could be the peak of the market and the start of the down turn. Let's all keep our eyes open.

With this news I would like to point out how uncertain our banking system really is. Here is an article we posted a few months ago. 5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives and Europe is doing no better. 13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10 billion euros. 

‘Declaration of war’: Abbas warns over 1st Al-Aqsa Mosque closure since 1967

(Source: RT) - The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’

Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said. Following the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered "a significant hike" in the number of police forces patrolling Jerusalem, Naharnet daily reports.

FEAR & HYPE: CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine. California issues quarantine policy for Ebola exposure.

WEB Notes: Are you scared yet? That is the goal of the constant media coverage of this event. Now the CDC says if you have been in contact with someone with Ebola they are going to take you away. And how will they find out before you have been in contact with others? This is one of the most absurd policies I have ever heard. More fear tactics and the populace falls for it each time. If there was a true concern to stop the spread of disease not just Ebola our southern border would have been closed a long time ago. 

Troops on London streets amid fears of terror attack

WEB Notes: More fear tactics being played by governments. If they were truly concerned about these issues they would stop their endless wars in the middle east and place actually security measures on their own borders to stop this from occurring.

(Source: Telegraph) - Armed soldiers have been stationed in Whitehall amid fears that terrorists will try to attack ceremonial guards in the wake of a shooting in Canada.

After-Birth Abortions: College Students Increasingly Support Infanticide

WEB Notes: Christ told us during the end times, "iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold" and we are witnessing this on a daily basis (Matthew 24:12). People do not place that much value on life anymore. Abortion is a terrible thing, it is stopping human life which is murder. How could anyone in their right mind possibly think post-birth abortion is ok in the slightest manner? 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 12:1-5

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Romans 12:1 
1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

Our bodies are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). With that said, we should consume food according to the law of our Father, not things He disapproves of (Leviticus 11:7-11). 

15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

(Source: Economic Collapse Blog) - How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day?  Yes, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, but that is no excuse for how ultra-paranoid the federal government has become.  Today, every single one of us is viewed as a “potential threat” by the government.

As a result, the government feels the need to intercept our emails, record our phone calls and track our expenditures.  But they aren’t just spying on individuals.  The government keeps tabs on thousands of organizations all over the planet, it spies on our enemies and our allies, and it even spies on itself.  The American people are told that the emerging Big Brother police state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t there to protect us.  It is there to protect them.

Judge Napolitano: IRS Seizing Cash Deposits From Small Businesses

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops

(Source: Yahoo) - Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatized healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease.

FBI created fake news link infected with tracking software

(Source: Seattle Times) - The FBI in Seattle created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect in a series of bomb threats to Lacey’s Timberline High School in 2007, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in San Francisco.

NASA: Antares rocket explodes shortly after liftoff in Virginia

WEB Notes: How very interesting. This last week has brought us the destruction of the 10 Commandments in front of the courthouse in Oklahoma, a torn US flag at the World Series and now this.

(Video, Source: USA Today) - An unmanned commercial rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded just after launching Tuesday, filling the sky with a massive fireball.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bible Verse of the Day - 1 Peter 1:24-25

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1 Peter 1:24 
"For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:"

The point is the grass and flower grow and bloom, but that is their peak. They then wither away and die and eventually turn into nothing but dust and they become unrecognizable. This is an analogy for mankind. We grow in the same fashion and then at a point in our lives we start to show age and then our skin starts to wrinkle and eventually we will die just as that flower. But this does not have to be our end...  

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Angry at the Direction of Country

(Source: CNN) - Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bible: Question, Answer and Discussion for 10-24-2014

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Christian Music: Newsboys - That's How You Change The World

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Christian Music Video of the Week:
Newsboys - That's How You Change The World

Tired of the negative message in secular music? Why not try listening to positive, encouraging Christian music? Music frees the soul, so bring Christ into that fold. We need Jesus Christ every day and Christian music is a great way to connect with our Lord and Savior even if it is in a small way. So enjoy this week’s music selection and the song lyrics which are beneath the video.

Bible Verse of the Day - Hebrews 4:12

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Hebrews 4:12  
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

This verse goes very deep. We can read of this twoedged sword in Revelation 1:16. What does this sword do? 

Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

WEB Notes: More proof we are always being monitored. If she has been doing this for forty years why is the government just now seizing her account? Each day this country takes an unfortunate turn for the worse.

(Source: NY Times) - For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000.

13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10 billion euros

(Source: Salt Lake Tribune) - The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe’s 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises.

ECB officials said Sunday the test had been tougher than similar reviews in 2011 and 2010, which gave a pass to banks that later needed bailouts.