Friday, December 20, 2013

In The News:

We are finally seeing the beginnings of another era of growth for the revived Roman Empire aka the EU/Med Union. Just yesterday we saw information pertaining to the development of the TTIP agreements between the U.S. and the EU: One World Coming

Today we see more detailed information on the growth of the EU and their movements towards more and more central control exactly as we would expect. 

Merkel Speech: Chancellor Urges Reforms to Preserve Euro ... In the first parliamentary speech of her third term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Europe needs to take more action to make its single currency crisis-proof and urged states to undertake binding economic reforms. – Der Spiegel
Dominant Social Theme: This terrible economic crisis provides us with an opportunity to deepen the union and make it truly indivisible.
Free-Market Analysis: Frau Merkel is at it again, proving what we have long observed – that the top men of the eurozone have in mind using every scrap of each EU disaster to promote a further, deeper union.
This has actually been stated in so many words in the past, and here we can see Merkel making the case again. Never let a good crisis go to waste ... that's the idea anyway.
See how Merkel does it ...
In her first parliamentary speech since her re-election for a third term on Tuesday, she warned that Europe needed to take further action to make the euro zone crisis-proof. "Clearly the euro-zone debt crisis is not yet overcome. One cannot emphasise this often enough. But we are seeing first successes and we are convinced it can be overcome permanently," she told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

She said Ireland's successful exit from the bailout program last week and progress elsewhere showed that her approach of seeking reforms in return for aid had been the right one. More European Control "I know that pushing through treaty changes in the member states can be difficult, but if you want more Europe, you have to be prepared to develop it further," Merkel said.
"In a world that is constantly changing, we can't stand there and say that at some point we agreed the Lisbon Treaty and there's no need to change it again. This won't work."
Germany wants closer economic policy coordination and will push at a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday and Friday for members to agree binding contracts with the European Commission to implement further reforms. It is also pushing for changes to the Lisbon Treaty to give greater European control over policy.

One has to look behind the general banalities to arrive at the dirigiste realities. What Merkel wants – along with the strong men of the international banking community – is a one-size-fits-all economic policy to go with a monetary union.
Presumably, this means an economic "deepening" that will give Germany additional clout to mandate how the EU operates. But not satisfied with generalities, we researched exactly what Merkel might have in mind.

We found this, a white paper from the Jacques Delors Institute entitled, "Deepening the EMU: how to maintain and develop the European social model."
The paper tells us definitively and insufferably about the main options that Merkel and others have in mind for the EU. Apparently, as the Lisbon Agreement won't allow for the radical nature of these alternatives, Merkel and the rest will want to rewrite that weary treaty once again.
What Merkel and the rest have in mind is a naked power grab that will allow Brussels to do the taxing and spending that is now occurring at a national level.

Washington has had the US at war for 12 years: Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and almost Syria, which could still happen, with Iran waiting in the wings. These wars have been expensive in terms of money, prestige and deaths and injuries of both US soldiers and the attacked civilian populations. None of these wars appears to have any compelling reason or justifiable explanation. The wars have been important to the profits of the military/security complex. The wars have provided cover for the construction of a Stasi police state in America and the wars have served Israel's interest by removing obstacles to Israel's annexation of the entire West Bank and southern Lebanon.
As costly and destructive as these wars have been, they are far below the level of a world war, much less a world war against nuclear armed opponents.
The fatal war for humanity is the war with Russia and China toward which Washington is driving the US and Washington's NATO and Asian puppet states. There are a number of factors contributing to Washington's drive toward the final war, but the overarching one is the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

In his presidential address to the Russian National Assembly (both chambers of parliament) on December 12, Vladimir Putin addressed the offensive military threat that Washington poses to Russia. Putin said that Washington calls its anti-ballistic missile system defensive, but "in fact it is a significant part of the strategic offensive potential" and designed to tip the balance of power in Washington's favor. Having acknowledged the threat, Putin replied to the threat: "Let no one have illusions that he can achieve military superiority over Russia. We will never allow it."
Faced with the Obama regime's murder of the nuclear weapons reduction treaty, Putin said: "We realize all this and know what we need to do."
If anyone remains to write a history, the Obama regime will be known as the regime that resurrected the cold war, which President Reagan worked so hard to end and drove it into a hot war.
Not content to make Russia an enemy, the Obama regime has also made an enemy of China. The Obama regime declared the South China Sea to be an area of "US national security interest." This is akin to China declaring the Gulf of Mexico to be an area of Chinese national security interest.
To make clear that the claim to the South China Sea was not rhetorical, the Obama regime announced its "Pivot to Asia," which calls for the redeployment of 60% of the US fleet to China's zone of influence. Washington is busy at work securing naval and air bases from the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia and Thailand. Washington has increased the provocation by aligning itself with China's neighbors who are disputing China's claims to various islands and an expanded air space.
China has not been intimidated. China has called for "de-americanizing the world." Last month the Chinese government announced that it now possesses sufficient nuclear weapons and delivery systems to wipe the US off of the face of the earth. A couple of days ago, China aggressively harassed a US missile cruiser in the South China Sea.

If the People’s Liberation Army went to war tomorrow, it would field an arsenal bristling with hardware from some of America’s closest allies: Germany, France and Britain.
Most of China’s advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles.
Above the battlefield, British jet engines drive PLA fighter bombers and anti-ship strike aircraft. The latest Chinese surveillance aircraft are fitted with British airborne early warning radars. Some of China’s best attack and transport helicopters rely on designs from Eurocopter, a subsidiary of pan-European aerospace and defense giant EADS.
But perhaps the most strategic item obtained by China on its European shopping spree is below the waterline: the German-engineered diesels inside its submarines.
Emulating the rising powers of last century – Germany, Japan and the Soviet Union – China is building a powerful submarine fleet, including domestically built Song and Yuan-class boats. The beating hearts of these subs are state-of-the-art diesel engines designed by MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH of Friedrichshafen, Germany. Alongside 12 advanced Kilo-class submarines imported from Russia, these 21 German-powered boats are the workhorses of China’s modern conventional submarine force.
With Beijing flexing its muscles around disputed territory in the East China Sea and South China Sea, China’s diesel-electric submarines are potentially the PLA’s most serious threat to its American and Japanese rivals. This deadly capability has been built around robust and reliable engine technology from Germany, a core member of the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

When we reiterate that ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were supporting terrorism, and were implementing plans to resettle terrorists in Egypt, we weren’t speculating or exaggerating. Every day more evidence surfaces to confirm these accusations. We find that the schemes exceeded what we expected and goes beyond imagination.

Al-Watan newspaper exclusively published official recordings of a number of telephone calls between al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and ousted president Morsi.
The recordings reveal the involvement of Khairat Al-Shater, the Brotherhood deputy leader, playing the role of mediator between Morsi, Brotherhood and al-Qaeda leaders.

High level security sources commented saying that the Brotherhood established their own communication network with the assistance of private American companies to avoid being traced or watched. Egyptian security was able to decode this communications network. Here are some of the most important points which came up in these phone calls:

The White House on Thursday threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, as senators continued to promote such legislation in defiance of President Barack Obama.
The threat came hours after a bipartisan group of senators filed a new Iran sanctions measure, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), would impose tougher sanctions on Tehran if it refuses to dismantle its contested nuclear program after the end of a six-month negotiating period.
The bill would give the White House up to a year to negotiate with Iran before tighter sanctions take effect.
The regulations would take effect sooner if Iran reneges on any aspect of the interim nuclear deal, launches a ballistic missile, or plans a terrorattack against the United States, according to reports and sources familiar with the legislation, reported the Free Beacon.
The bill has already garnered support from a quarter of the Senate and could come to a vote next month.
In response, White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama would veto the bill.
“Passing new sanctions legislation now will undermine our efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution,” Carney declared, according to the Free Beacon.

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Dutch Treat said...

THE CHOICE IS YOURS: Well another Christmas season has once more come around, when all the air is filled with its unique sights and sound. The air is filled with music; and everything's aglow, as homes and businesses put on a decoration show. We try to soak in the season for all that it's worth, as we commemorate the events of Jesus' birth. He's a part of the season many of us insist. Yet when it's over it's almost as if He didn't exist. For we get all sentimental about Him this time of year, and then store Him away in the attic with the other Christmas gear. For instead of letting Him come into our heart, it's as if we're telling Him to go out and depart. Some try to do away with Him all together at Christmas. For they greet us with signs that simply say Merry Xmas. Yet Jesus gives us nothing but hope and good news; but to decide about Him, we're still free to choose. Though some reject Him while preoccupied with things, others gladly accept the salvation that He brings. He came into the world to save all sinners; and those who believe in Him will be sure fire winners. For those who put their trust in Him He'll open Heaven's door, where we can be with Him forever and ever more. We focus on the events of Bethlehem so long ago, without thinking of the future and what it has to show. For Jesus is surely coming back to Earth once again; and when He does, things will be much different then. For while He came the first time as a baby a cryin, this time He will come as a roaring conquering lion. At His first coming whether indifferent or with vim, we get the opportunity to decide about Him; but the next time He comes no matter when He does, then He will get the chance to decide about us. For if you've accepted Him before we see His face, He will take you home to a glorious heavenly place, where peace, love, and joy will forever last, and grief, pain, and sorrow will be a thing of the past. But if you reject Him you'll have to pay the proce. For the fate He has in store for you won't be very nice. For you'll be sent to dwell in in an awful dreadful place, where a dreary eternity you will have t face. It will be very soon when His feet will touch the ground. For the signs of His appearing are certainly all around. For this is something that we quickly need to discern, before we finally reach the point of no return. So say yes to Jesus while you still have the chance; or else you'll miss out on Heaven's big dance. So whether you weep in Hell or in Heaven rejoice, where you spend eternity is entirely your choice. With love, Dutch

Stephen said...

Stocks continue this pattern of bulling. Again we are at records.
UP and UP.

getting crazy.

but the truth is the truth.

as long as stocks are getting bulled, the end will be delayed.

one could make the case that
stocks are NOW going to RALLY many years, they look that strong.

we will see.

WS pig bulls will have a good X mas
this year.......yet i still believe
in 11 APR......

I have NOT given up on that.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Thanks once again Dutch!
I enjoyed your poems last year and love this one just as much.You have a beautiful gift, thanks for sharing.

ChristineInCleveland said...

Lovely poem, Dutch Treat! No truer words could be said.


One fine day said...

Lovely I so enjoyed and was blessed!

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Stephen said...

Scott, Margin Debt numbers are out for NOV 2013.

almost 425 BILLION on margin now
for the NYSE....


Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

December 21, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Stephen said...

Excuse me but I beg to differ with
Mr. Dutch.....

it may be a LONG TIME before Jesus
returns CONTRARY to what the poem says. and with stocks going up,
you can be sure of it.

also, if you wanr UNSAVED people
to ask Jesus into their hearts,
HELL and DAMNATION comments
are a bad way to do that.
scaring and being repulsive in
this manner is NOT helpful.

talk more about LOVE

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Brian G. said...

But Stephen, hell and damnation are an important part of the Gospel. So important, in fact, that without it, you do not have the Gospel. For if there is no hell and eternal damnation of the soul, then what need is there of a Savior? From what would we need saving if not from an eternity in the Lake of Fire? To focus solely on God's love at the expense of failing to show His holiness and justice in punishing sin, is to emasculate God and is a presentation of only a half-truth. Half-truths are the folly of Satan.

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Scott said...

Excellent post DT - Many thanks

Scott said...

Excellent post DT - Many thanks