Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Daily Headlines: Marching Towards The Tribulation

Just take a look at today's news - a composite of where we are right now in 2012 as we approach the last days as described in biblical prophecy. There are so many headlines, just the introductory paragraph will be included today, but take a step back and view the headlines in totality. Its stunning - and it is only one single day's worth of news headlines.

Financial Collapse:

The financial collapse of the Eurozone may be upon us. This Wednesday, September 12, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany must decide whether it is legal for Germany to participate in the financial bailouts of other nations in the Eurozone.
If Germany votes NO, then Germany stops bailing out Greece, Spain and other nations on the brink of financial disaster. Sometime in the coming days, weeks or, in the best case, a few months, European nations start collapsing, complete with bank holidays, riots in the streets and almost certainly martial law.
If the German court votes YES to the continued financial bailouts, then Germany must crank up the printing presses and start creating money at such a rapid pace that hyperinflation becomes almost inevitable.

The mainstream media in the United States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important trends in global economics. This trend is going to cause the value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up. China and Russia have been spearheading a movement to shift away from using the U.S. dollar in international trade. At the moment, the shift is happening gradually, but at some point a tipping point will come (for example if Saudi Arabia were to declare that it will no longer take U.S. dollars for oil) and the entire global financial system is going to change.

When that tipping point comes the global demand for U.S. dollars is going to absolutely plummet and nightmarish inflation will come to the United States. If such a scenario sounds far out to you, then you have not been paying attention. In fact, China and Russia have been working very hard to move us toward exactly such a scenario.

So rather than get bogged down in statistics from the Republicans or emotional and deceptive rhetoric from Barack Obama, let's look at a real-life and current example of where this nation is headed: Spain.

So what is happening in Spain today, and what is its future? Their real estate bubble burst in 2007-2008. The construction industry collapsed, throwing hundreds of thousands out of work. Home prices have fallen by nearly 50%, leaving many homeowners owning property worth less than their mortgages. Spanish banks were left with a mounting pile of bad mortgage debts which have required major bailouts from the government and the European Central Bank.

As it loses its sovereignty, Spain finds itself in a vortex from which it cannot escape. It has entered into a second recession within three years. It has no money to combat this dilemma, as the private sector is collapsing, and so, as a result, are tax revenues, and the government is stuck with massive social programs. The national unemployment rate as of August 2012 is 24.6%, but for the young (16-24 years of age) it is now 52.9%. For those between the ages of 20 and 29, the rate is 39%. People are withdrawing and hoarding what cash they have, and many are moving to other countries. Tax revenues thus continue to decline, and few businesses will contemplate a start-up or move to Spain under these circumstances. The nation cannot cut spending beyond a certain point without fomenting a national upheaval, and it cannot promote programs to grow the economy. A financial and societal collapse is thus inevitable.

The United States is on the same path.

Moody’s Investors Service said it may join Standard & Poor’s in downgrading the U.S.’s credit rating unless Congress reduces the percentage of debt-to-GDP during budget negotiations next year. “Everybody knows that if we don’t get our house in order, we’re in trouble,” said Thomas Roth, senior Treasury trader in New York at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities USA Inc. “If you get downgraded twice, you’re certainly not going to lend to that government at a lower rate.”

The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at year-end. Plus, the new 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income collected by higher-income individuals is scheduled to take effect next year. The combined tax-hiking impact of these two events has been dubbed “Taxmageddon.”

Big-Brother: World-wide Police State Coming:

Thanks to the FBI, the United States government will soon have a nationwide system in place capable of monitoring and identifying “persons of interest” virtually anywhere.
NGI is designed to integrate with surveillance camera systems across the country. An algorithm will be used to automatically scan surveillance video and compare faces to criminal mugshots to alert authorities when wanted suspects are identified. The FBI database will also have the ability to identify unique scars or tattoos on potential suspects.

For privacy advocates, though, there’s a huge difference between using your own biometric features as a security measure to protect your computers and mobile devices, and “Big Brother” rolling out a nationwide system to automate the capability to spy on the entire population. Privacy advocates are concerned about the possible abuse of the system, or the prospect that unauthorized users might be able to hack the system and gain access to sensitive data.

More than 200 schools across Britain are using CCTV cameras in pupils' toilets or changing rooms, according to figures obtained by anti-surveillance campaigners, who warned that the research raised serious questions about the privacy of schoolchildren.

A total of 825 cameras were located in the toilets or changing rooms of 207 schools across England, Scotland and Wales, according to data provided by more than 2,000 schools.

The figures are based on freedom of information requests lodged by the campaign group Big Brother Watch. Its director, Nick Pickles, said the full extent of school surveillance was far higher than the group had expected, adding: "Schools need to come clean about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the footage.

Responses from 2,107 secondary schools and academies showed they used 47,806 cameras overall, including 26,887 inside school buildings.

With 1.8m pupils being taught in these schools, there was an average of one camera for every 38 children.

Agenda 21 is the central manifesto of a complex and subversive United Nations strategy for either dictating to, or bypassing the governments of sovereign nations. It is a method to control society and globally redistribute wealth in the names of environmentalism and by the sociopathic standards of socialism, economicand social justice.

Many euphemisms are used for its set of goals and plans, the chief being “sustainable development.” It has also become the core strategy for the overall U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

It is by definition, one-world government.

Whether or not you agree or disagree with Agenda 21 and its above statements, there is no doubt that it ishappening and it is being implemented on a global scale. See the Forum on Youth Sustainability Action” at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainability, that was held in June 2012. Just one of many example’s that the United States is officially and fully involved and committed to this Agenda.

Department of Homeland Security has been expanding its biometrics source from fingerprint to iris and facial recognition for identity verification. In addition to collecting iris and facial images on suspected illegal immigrants or immigrants arrested at border patrol stations,the DHS is also developing a program called Future Attribute Screening Technology.

The purpose of the program is to “detect cues indicative of mal-intent” based on factors including ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate. Kimberly Weissman, spokeswoman for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) office has said that “the department is exploring additional biometric modalities such as face and iris to determine what may be possible to implement in our operational environments, whether it be for enforcement or Trusted Traveler programs.”

Converging Tipping Points In The Epicenter:

US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in Libya Tuesday in an attack by Muslim extremists on the US Consulate in Benghazi.

The protesters said they were angry over a film they said ridiculed the founder of Islam, the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.The film was produced by expatriate members of Egypt's Christian minority who are residents in the United States.

The mob set fire to the building during the attack, witnesses and officials said. Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were fired at the consulate from a nearby farm.

The American ambassador to Libya, Chris Steves, was one of at least four Americans killed when armed militants stormed the US Consulate in Benghazi, according to media reports on Wednesday. Earlier reports had indicated that only one American national — a consular official — had died in the attack.

Libyan officials quoted by Reuters and AP said the ambassador was heading for a safer venue with three other officials after the attack on the consulate, when gunmen fired rockets on their car.

Britain's Channel 4 has canceled a planned screening of the documentary, “Islam: The Untold Story” after threats of violence. Film presenter Tom Holland was threatened with violence by unnamed Muslim extremists, according to reports in British media.

A show of strength from Salafists on 9/11 to remind Americans who’s winning these days in the Middle East. The newsworthy part isn’t the protest — we already know what a mob can do to an embassy in Cairo — but the reaction from the embassy. When this tweetstarted circulating a few hours ago, I thought it might be a parody account. Afraid not. The official statement from the embassy website:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad attempted to contain mounting domestic pressure in the West Bank on Tuesday by announcing a series of limited austerity measures. But the public protests across the West Bank that turned violent on Monday are no longer directed at Fayyad alone and may have already spun out of control, Palestinian observers say.

“I fear this may be the start of something big, even a third Intifada,” Nashat Aqtash, a communications professor at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah, told The Times of Israel. “Fayyad’s announcements are too little, too late.”

On Monday, demonstrations turned violent in Nablus, as hundreds of young men pummeled police with stones; the police retaliated by firing in the air. In Hebron, demonstrators stormed a police station; in return, they were hit with tear gas. They then tossed shoes — an act of humiliation — at a poster of Fayyad. Nine policemen were reported injured across the West Bank.

Israeli families dropped whatever they were doing and raced for shelter once more Wednesday, as shelling from Gaza resumed in the south.

Palestinian Authority terrorists sent mortar shells flying at a town not far from the Gaza border at around the time that children were arriving at school, and their parents arriving at work.

Partisans of political Islam do not hide that their political ideal is Islamic state, where basic rules are set up by Koran and hadiths. Some cannot wait for the state to come true, they take up arms, other engage in political activity.

The war on terror announced shortly after WTC destruction in no way referred to the terrorists' ideology, common to all Islamists, also those disapproving terrorist methods. Those both groups were influenced by the same ideology created by Muslim fundamentalists. So it is not big difference in term of the goal, that some of them use violence and some reject it. Both want Islamic state, and we, 11 years after 9/11, we still do not believe them.


Nobody knows where the next pandemic flu will come from. Now, scientists have evidence that influenza strains common in commercial pig herds can mutate in a way that would allow them to infect humans and spread easily among them.

The study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a flu strain isolated from pigs was able to spread among ferrets and killed them with ease. Ferrets are commonly used in flu studies because they have human-like responses to flu.

Food Crisis (aka "Famine"):

World leaders must take swift action to avert a possible food price shock in 2013, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon says, warning unchecked price volatility in staple food items could trigger an escalation in poverty to crisis levels.

“I'm afraid that this new phenomenon of rising of prices of food around the world will provide a new round of crisis related with poverty,” Calderon told CNBC in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

“The problems in Africa, even the Arab spring, in my opinion are some way or another related to the price of food,” Calderon said, adding that next year could mark “a new round of very high prices.”

“All the countries should do something and quickly in order to avoid any social and political turmoil around the world,” he added.

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As the topic of religion has once again thrust itself into the national spotlight leading up to the 2012 presidential election, megachurch Pastor Rick Warren warned his church on Sunday to consider four anti-Christian worldviews that are creeping into American culture when they go to the polls in November: materialism, hedonism, individualism and collectivism/socialism, theChristian Post reports.

“People who don’t know God make government god,” Warren said about socialism to thousands of people at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. “The highest thing they can think of to make the world a better place is not the church, it’s not God, it’s government.”

He continued: “What I’ve discovered is this: politics is the religion of people who don’t know God…They treat it as everything. Again, there’s nothing wrong with politics; it’s just not the savior.”


Nathan said...

Did you hit the fast forward button Scott ? Hey i have a question about Egypt . I'm getting conflicting answers about their involvment in Bible prophecy . Some say Egypt will go through tremendous hardship put come out in Gods favor and others say they won't be part of Ezekiels prophecy .

Whats your take ? Thanks for the time you put into this my fellow North Carolinian .rrsham66

WVBORN56 said...

Wow what a list of articles today Scott. Things seem to be speeding up if that is even possible! Time has to be short. I like today's title, "Marching toward the Tribulaton". We are indeed getting close. Come Lord Jesus!

Robin said...

There's just so much to be said about today's news, I don't know where to begin.

But has Rick Warren suddenly had an epiphany? Because isn't this the same Rick Warren who gave the "euology" at Obama's coronation? Same Rick Warren who waxes on about Replacement Theology in the leftwing magazine "Relevant"?

It's my understanding his move to the left has left his ministry in a near coma and I can't help but think this is some attempt at resuscitation. This may be a start . . .but he has a long row to hoe to get right of center. Until then, I've no use for him.

Expected Imminently said...

AMEN!!!! Well said Robin, just to add that He calls anyone who backs Israel a 'cough, spit, Zionist' and has sat happily at the table with Islamic’s and PalestinianstI supporters. He also preaches another Jesus and another gospel as, I am certain, Scott is fully aware! :(

Rick Warren runs with the Hare and the Hounds - i.e. treacherous Apostate.

Ally said...

Scott-i am unclear on one thing. Is this movie pulled in Britain the same movie that the nutjobs in Libya were protesting? And where can I watch it? Thanks!

Nathan said...

Hey Ally just go to youtube and type in innocence of muslims . You're going to laugh out loud (the production value of it is incredibly bad) I'm not sure if the producer did this intentionally or not . But the whole time i kept thinkng four people died and two embassies got stormed for THIS !

Mrs.C said...

Hey Brother Nathan,:)
It has nothing to do with the movie, who BTW, was created by a Jewish American.
The American Embassy released a pathetic statement, apologizing to "muslims". Then backed that up a second time. This of course, did nothing to the so called "protesters". They know under ovomit that the U.S. is weak, and they act on that. These supposed "protesters" shred our precious American Flags, and raised a black Al Queda flag instead. All, just coincidently on the 911 anniversary?
Same with the attack and killing of our Ambassador in Libya. All premeditated. They weren’t "protesters" in Libya. Protesters dont carry around rock launchers! In addition, it was a soft target for them to hit. One of the many questions, is how did they know the Ambassador was even there? This place was not the Embassy proper.
Deputy Speaker for the Israeli Knesset was just on Fox. Whew! He just pointed out that we are providing Egypt with millions, and they are turning around and negotiating with Germany to buy submarines! He clearly stated that should that be the case, Egypt can use them to attack Israel, but also the U.S.! AND WE ARE PAYING FOR IT!

Egypt has it coming from God, and it wont be pretty. He is going to land them like a fish He says, for the beasts of the field to eat! He has Ezekiel devote three Chapters to His Judgment against them.

Ezekiel 29:4-5
4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

God Bless!

Mrs.C said...

Typo :) that is "rocket launchers"

WVBORN56 said...

Just saw a headline on Drudge from MSNBC, "Who is more dangerous, the supreme leader of Iran or Netanyahu"

I didn't even open the link to read the article because frankly I am pretty sure how NBC would anwer their own inflamatory question. Just to ask this question is beyond outrageous. It just makes me furious how the world thinks. I am so ready to go home.

Come Lord Jesus. In the mean time we lift up Israel, Jerusalem and PM Benjamin Netanyahu up to you in prayer for wisdom and protection in thie evil upside down world.

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother WV, :)
Hoping dear Brother that your recovery is continuing to do well!
Praying greatly in agreement with you!

God Bless!

ChristineInCleveland said...

Amen, WV!! :)

WVBORN56 said...

Doing great Mrs C. Thanks for asking. Vacationing with the family this week in SC beach. Pretty much back to 100%! God is good.

I guess I just hate injustice and beaing false witness or just flat out lying, seems to be par for the course these days. ):

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother WV, :)
So glad to here that! Beautiful weather now for a vacation :)
Yes indeed, all the deception etc that you mentioned is beyond disgusting.
But on the REALLY positive side :) We can be GRATEFUL that we have the discernment from His Holy Spirit, to see these things, while others ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit. It also is the fulfillment of Prophecy, just as our Lord Jesus said it would be. Remember, the "days of Noah" were so evil, that God sent a flood! Time is so short! Look up! Look up! Our Redemption draweth nigh!

God Bless You Brother!