Holocaust Survivor: "It's Happening Again"
Renowned international speaker Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis warns that once again, "the dark days" are returning and Jews are surrounded by those who want to destroy us -- "and they don't hide it."
Speaking at the recent Long Island New York Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Dinner, the Holocaust survivor and renowned educator and speaker said it’s very easy to forget what it was like when the Jews were singled out for torture, murder, and slaughter.
"The whole world was ready to consume us, and today… once again, we are surrounded on every side by those who want to destroy us - and they don't hide it", she noted.
This is accurate and exactly as the prophet Zechariah foretold.
Jungreis bemoaned the fact that Iranian President Ahmadinejad was invited to Columbia University campus by students: “Do you understand this? We are seeing it even with our own eyes. The world has become dark again.”
Nily Falic, National Chairman of the FIDF and the driving force behind it, explained in simple words what the magic of the organization is in attracting such a variety of Jews: “For us, FIDF is actually synonymous with the State of Israel. There is no State of Israel without the IDF, and there is no IDF without the State of Israel. This is of primary importance in all of our lives.”
In other news from around the world:
Iran is a rabid rogue state that could tip the world into a new dark age
As Britain orders the closure of Iran’s embassy in London and expels its diplomats after frenzied mobs attack the UK’s diplomatic compounds in Tehran, MICHAEL BURLEIGH sees in Iran a desperate regime that is lashing out - and dangerous.
That rampaging mob of ‘students’ storming the British Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, lobbing petrol bombs, ransacking the building, burning the Union Jack and threatening to hold hostage terrified members of staff inside the compound, was a deeply worrying spectacle for those of us who have studied the Iranian regime over the years.
These protesters were clearly orchestrated by the Iranian regime, for the mayhem could never have taken place without sanction in a country where secret police stalk the streets, torture is endemic, criminals are executed in public and foreign embassies are closely guarded and monitored.
Far from being students, many of the thugs involved were elite members of Iran’s paramilitary Basiji brigades, a hard-core volunteer outfit under the control of the country’s Revolutionary Guards, who answer to the country’s top cleric, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The reasons for this assault on the embassy?
The fact is that Iran is furious about Chancellor George Osborne’s order for all British credit and financial institutions to cease trading with Iranian banks, including the nation’s Central Bank.
What we are witnessing is a desperate and sclerotic regime which feels increasingly cornered and is lashing out
Indeed, many believe that Iran’s behaviour is so outrageous, and its nuclear capability now so dangerous, that a military strike is the only option left to the international community to bring the renegade nation into line.
The worrying truth is that, today, Iran is a rabid rogue state.
Unless the international community acts in concert to neutralise this danger, there will sooner or later be an Israeli strike to frustrate Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
If that happened, the world really would be in a new dark age.
Iran is developing low-flying cruise missiles
Iran is developing an advanced low-flying cruise missile that could potentially carry a non-conventional warhead, Arieh Herzog, director of the Defense Ministry's Homa Missile Defense Agency, said on Wednesday.
"The Iranians are developing a capability that within several years, they will have cruise missiles that can fly at low altitudes and carry non-conventional warheads," Herzog said.
"We can't wait until Iran declares it has a nuclear bomb"
Major US-Israel differences surfaced suddenly Thursday, Dec. 1, over the timing and circumstances of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, when Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, said:
"I don't know whether Israel would alert the United States ahead of time if it decided to take military action against Iran." Three hours later, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak maintained US policy would enable Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon without the possibility of attacking it.
Barak added: “The difference between us and the Americans is this: We say that because the Iranians are busy moving their nuclear program to underground facilities, they can announce this (that they have a nuclear weapon) after it is no longer possible to attack it."
He went on to warn that If Israel is pushed into a corner, “it will have to act.”
In other words, Israel is not willing to wait, as the Obama administration proposes, until diplomatic moves and sanctions against Iran have achieved their aim, mostly because Israel is not ready to let Iran complete the transfer of its nuclear facilities to underground facilities and so make them safe from attack.
According to DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources, Israel gives Iran no more than six to eight months to complete this transfer, i.e., by June to August, 2012.
This is very interesting - it appears that for the first time, we have a definitive timeline from Israel.
And below, we see more news that is completely consistent with biblical prophecy (as usual):
In his interview Thursday, Defense Minister Barak also answered former Mossad chief Meir Dagan's persistent arguments against an Israeli military strike against Iran on the grounds that it would immediately trigger a regional war: Syria, Hizballah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad would launch attacks on Israel, seriously battering the country and inflicting heavy casualties, in Dagan's view.
The defense minister concluded this comment by saying: I have no idea what may happen tomorrow morning in Syria, or in Egypt.” DEBKAfile’s military sources interpret this as meaning that the danger of a new Middle East regional war is already present - unrelated to a possible Israeli attack on Iran, but rather as a result of the volatility set up by the uprising in Syria and the predicted rise to power in Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi Islamists
This scenario described is coming; it's just a matter of time. We know this from the prophetic scriptures.
The pieces of the puzzle are all in place, the coalitions have formed, the arms build-up is complete, the motives for war are in place and the world-wide hatred of Israel has occurred.
There is nothing left at this point in terms of the "set-up", as everything is in place. All that is needed now - is for the match to be lit in the powder-keg also known as the Middle East.
There's no question Iran is close to becoming a nuclear power . . .but can we talk?
This past May, it was reported they'd have nuclear weapons within two months. Two weeks ago, it was announced they'd have the weapons by March. NOW Debka reports next June or July. Why does this number keep changing and is it really just a matter of everyone has their own guess? By this standard, they may well have them and no one has a clue???
The OP is so telling....can you just imagine, can you put yourself in their place.
First, you have the Jewish POV of the end times and having gone through the nightmare once before.
How scary it must be....how blind you must think the world is, or totally uncaring and cold....or a combination of the two.
I just can't imagine experiencing these times from that perspective.
They see the war coming....again.
They see the persecution coming....again.
They see the blindness or uncaring....again
They see the one country that would always welcome them as now starting to turn....this has got to be horrifying
Ecumenism means joining with Rome.
Celibacy and the Priesthood.
The Roman Catholic Church forbids priests to marry, thus creating a distinction between the priesthood and the laity. Obligatory celibacy for priests became a dogma in 1070
The word priest is never used of special servants of the Lord in the New Testament, but is used to describe all who believe in Jesus. There is never any distinction in the New Testament between clergy and laity. Probably the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, mentioned in Revelation 2.6 and 2.15, as something which Jesus hates, relates to the rise of the clergy having a special status.
Nicolaitanes is taken from two Greek words meaning ‘victory over the people (laos or laity)’.
The New Testament teaches the priesthood of all believers. ‘But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own special people’ (1 Peter 2.9). ‘And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth’’ (Revelation 5.9-10).
Peter, considered falsely to be the first Pope, had a wife as the following scriptures indicate. ‘But Simon’s (Peter) wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told him about her at once. So he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them’ (Mark 1.30). See also 1 Corinthians 9.5 and 1 Timothy 4.1-3.
Confession to a priest instead of to God was made a dogma by Pope Innocent III at the Lateran Council in 1215.
The Bible teaches that we confess our sins to God and receive forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world’ (1 John 1.5-2.2).
And yet, wave counts CONTINUE to
suggest further bulling....but
not MUCH more.
Dow 12,300 appears to be the final
target......UNLESS bulls get very
greedy and try for 13,000....
I hope NOT
we will see.
ONE THING IS SURE....
This gaming the system idea
of Central Banks WILL go
down as a victim of Grizzly Bears.
Be sure of it.
Just to add to Cavers comment, I remember visiting Amsterdam about 12 years ago with my dad. He pointed to a spot where he witnessed the Jews being rounded up. He was only 17 at the time which was a sobering experience for him. At that age my biggest worry was getting caught throwing spitballs at the teacher; and history is repeating itself here; and as back then, Israel's so-called friends seem to be deserting her; but then this is what the Bible presicted that Israel would have to face it alone. The comforting thought is that through faith in Jesus, we know the end of the story.
GG, Re: filekeeping
Awhile back when I 1st started 'blogging', I dint have a real database on the topics that came up over at LL + I'm not a fast typer. Altho I can yak up a storm on things I know of, I sometimes struggle to get my thots into print + I hate repeating the ordeal if I know I've already typed it somewhere before and can't put my finger on it...
After taking a while to generate responses, I was quickly amazed by a certain Mitchell, a 'Postie', who would rather quickly whip out a number of mile posts in response to anyone that caught his attention. [take a qwik scan down the page...]
It shortly dawned on me that he must have a HDD full of canned responses and he confirmed it later when I asked him. So I promptly followed suit. [but my posts are always "from the heart", flash-frozen, never 'canned']...
They're talking like my wife can come home tomorrow but she may have to have a walker now as she is a little more unsteady than she used to be. Altho she's breathing a little easier now, she gets out of breath rather quickly just going from the bed to the door and back again.
THE FIBONACCI SERIES AND THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Back in the 1980s a friend of mine who was playing the commodities market told me
that he had read a book that purported to enable one to gamble in commodities and
win by utilizing the Fibonacci series in some way. He showed me some charts, and
although i didn't pay close attention to them, i found the idea intriguing. It might
have been a scam, for all i knew, hyping the author's brokerage services, but i mentally bookmarked the concept.
In 1996, during discussion on the e-mail list email@example.com about the Egyptian use of phi, the subject turned to the universality of the Golden Section as "a significator of life itself" -- a concept most elegantly proposed in 1917 by D'Arcy Thompson in the book "On Growth and Form." At that point, Chris Stephens mentioned the theory that stock, bond, or commodities markets display Fibonacci number overtones -- and i asked him to expound a bit on the topic. With his permission, then, here is a brief history of --
R. N. ELLIOT AND THE ELLIOT WAVE THEORY by Chris Stephens
As far as I know, the first person to use the Fibonacci series to find patterns in markets was R. N. Elliott, an interestng character born around 1870 who spent the first 60 years of his life as a telegraph operator, railroad executive, and accountant. While working in Guatemala in 1927 he became seriously ill with an amoebic infection which developed into anemia. There followed a five year convalescence. It was during this period, often sitting alone on his front porch, that he developed his wave theory of markets. The Fibonacci series was key to this theory.
Briefly, Elliott theorized that all major market moves could be described by a five-wave series. The classic Elliott Wave series would consist of an initial wave up, a second wave down (often retracing 61.8% of the initial move up), then the third wave (usually the largest) up again, then another retracement, and finally the fifth wave, the last gasp, which would exhaust the movement. He described all sorts of Fibonacci relationships which could occur among these waves. Each wave had its own "character," describing a certain psychological condition of the market. In addition, there was a recursive quality to the system. Each of the major waves (1, 3, and 5) could themselves be separated into five individual subwaves, and so on. After a few years of correctly predicting the stock market's course during the mid-1930s, Elloitt published a short monograph on his theory in 1938. He became a market advisor and analyst, writing a series of articles on his theory for "Financial World" magazine.
At the same time, Elliot was very much interested in taking his theory beyond financial markets. He corresponded with and was influenced by Manly P. Hall. In 1945 he published another short work with the modest title, "Nature's Law", subtitled, "The Secret of the Universe." It is full of PYRAMIDOLOGY, Pythagorean MYSTICISM, and so forth.
Elliott was a true late 19th century figure. The problem I have with his "theory", was that it was the characteristic attempt to force what were true insights into a grand theory of everything. People who follow Elliott Wave Theory tend to be True Believers. They believe that Elliott's system is pristine and perfect, and that if positive results aren't gained from following it, it only means you are doing it wrong, you are not a pure follower of Elliott. It sometimes seems more a cult than a discipline.
Since Elliott, others have used Fibonacci relationships in their analysis of markets.
During the 1980s, the Elliott Wave Theory was popularized by Robert Prechter, who republished all of Elliott's work in one volume in 1980. ("The Major Works of R. N. Elliott," New Classic Library, Box 1618, Gainesville, GA 30503.) Prechter fell from grace when he failed to foresee the 1987 stock market crash. The ironic thing about this is that in 1978 Prechter had written a book on Elliott Wave theory in which he predicted that the Dow Jones average, then languishing around 700-800, would undergo a massive rally in the next decade, topping out around 2700-2800, and then undergo a significant decline. Unfortunately, in 1983 he issued a revised estimate for a top around 3600, so that in 1987 when the market did top out around 2750 and then plunge 1000 points, his many followers, trusting his revised forecast of a top around 3600, got their asses kicked and developed a very unfriendly attitude towards Prechter. Since that time the market has of course more than doubled, to a high around 5800, and on the way Prechter's top of 3600 never happened (not even in an intermediate sense). Having undergone the trauma of disgraced gurudom, Prechter has developed into a very pessimistic guy, and most of his writings in the past decade have used Elliott Wave Theory to predict the impending end of Western civilization.
The best and most cogent modern Fibonacci market theorist I have found is Tony Plummer, a bond trader in London. He wrote a book in 1989 titled, "Forecasting Financial Markets" (Kogan Page, London) in which he acknowledges the great insights of Elliott, but discards the orthodoxy of his system. Plummer brings the thoery down to earth by describing what is being analyzed as a system of crowd behavior, a cyclic continuum of sentiment expansion and contraction. His model is in many ways more elegant that Elliott's. He describes something he calls a price pulse, where there is a base built during which there is something very much like a contraction of energy built up in the market, and then a breakout, an energetic "pulse," taking prices to a level which usually has a Fibonacci relationship to the size of the base. Plummer is refreshingly modest about his understanding of markets. Unlike the Elliot Wavers, he does not claim to understand every move a market makes. I suspect this has something to do with the fact that he is a real trader, working for a major London bank, and not a newsletter writer or "advisor." Dealing with real markets where real money can be lost can bring one's theoretical flights of fancy down to earth very quickly.
There are plenty of people selling systems and advisory newsletters based on Fibonacci analysis of markets. They provide charts showing all sorts of clear Fibonacci relationships embedded in past market moves and then give you easy rules to follow to make huge profits. They have as much worth as the programs which promise to show you how to get rich by buying real estate with no money down. The idea that you can follow a simple system of rules and beat the market is worthless. It is as if someone who had a Ph.D. in advanced mathematics were to go to the North shore of Hawaii, assuming that his or her knowledge of differential equations were all that were needed to win a surfing competition against all those ignorant surfers who had no theoretical knowledge of wave mechanics.
I have found the best description of a winning system in the words of the famous trader, George Soros, who wrote:
"Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend, and step off before it is discredited."
That is advice at once simpler yet harder to follow than, "Buy when the market has retraced exactly 61.8% of the previous advance"...but as Soros said, it is this sort of thinking which actually leads to "big money."
To Chris's essay i want to add a small addendum of my own:
The fact that R. N. Elliott was influenced by the mathematician D'Arcy Thompson goes without saying, because Thompson influenced virtualy every writer on the Fibonacci series after 1917. Conversely, the fact that Elliott also wrote a pyramidology book called "Nature's Law: The Secret of the Universe" might be taken as evidence that he was an outright NUT-CASE. But what is most remarkable -- and serves to bridge the chasm between geometry and pyramidology -- is Elliott's intellectual debt to Manly P. Hall. Hall was a prodigious author and illustrator whose best-known book, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," is a monumental encyclopaedia of mythology, numerology, occultism, sorcery, magic, mysticism, Pythagorean harmonic theory, alchemy, astrology, Freemasonry, and Gnosticism. That Elliott was a friend of Hall's seems to hint at a spiritual as well as a strictly logarithmic basis for his Wave Theory, for to the dedicated Pythagorean, the Golden Section assumes holy proportions, and is truly "Nature's Law."
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That seems to make sense to me if that is easier for you :). I have always felt your posts were from the heart. I am glad your wife may get to come home soon. My Mom passed away from complications in the nursing home in April from this very thing. She struggled for a couple of years with replacement pig valves etc. And finally with her R.A. She couldn't beat the fluid retention. I am praying for you both!
Dr No, continued prayers from the Caver household.
God Bless,my friend, and hold on tight....I know it isn't an easy ride, for either of you.
Doc, praying for your situation.
DrNo - please keep us posted and let us know when she comes home. Hoping and praying that she'll bounce back soon!
DrNo, will continue to keep you and your wife in my prayers.
Anon, thank you for all that info!
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