Friday, January 24, 2014

The Agenda

What we are seeing take place around the world, as we approach the Tribulation is no accident. There is an agenda in play, and this agenda leads directly into the Tribulation whether known or unknown to those behind the curtain:

Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China?  If you are like most Americans, you have not been.  Most Americans don't seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should.  In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks.  We are not at a "global crisis" stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day.  For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn out to be a major "turning point" for the global economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be.  The following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a global economic meltdown...

#1 The looting, violence and economic chaos that is happening in Argentina right now is a perfect example of what can happen when you print too much money...

#2 The value of the Argentine Peso is absolutely collapsing.
#3 Widespread shortages, looting and accelerating inflation are also causing huge problems in Venezuela...

#4 In a stunning decision, the Venezuelan government has just announced that it has devalued the Bolivar by more than 40 percent.
#5 Brazilian stocks declined sharply on Thursday.  There is a tremendous amount of concern that the economic meltdown that is happening in Argentina is going to spill over into Brazil.
#6 Ukraine is rapidly coming apart at the seams...

#7 It appears that a bank run has begun in China...

#8 Art Cashin of UBS is warning that credit markets in China "may be broken".  For much more on this, please see my recent article entitled "The $23 Trillion Credit Bubble In China Is Starting To Collapse – Global Financial Crisis Next?"
#9 News that China's manufacturing sector is contracting shook up financial markets on Thursday...

#10 Japanese stocks experienced their biggest drop in 7 months on Thursday.
#11 The value of the Turkish Lira is absolutely collapsing.
#12 The unemployment rate in France has risen for 9 quarters in a row and recently soared to a new 16 year high.
#13 In Italy, the unemployment rate has soared to a brand new all-time record high of 12.7 percent.
#14 The unemployment rate in Spain is sitting at an all-time record high of 26.7 percent.
#15 This year, the Baltic Dry Index experienced the largest two week post-holiday decline that we have ever seen.
#16 Chipmaker Intel recently announced that it plans to eliminate5,000 jobs over the coming year.
#17 CNBC is reporting that U.S. retailers just experienced "the worst holiday season since 2008".
#18 A recent CNBC article stated that U.S. consumers should expect a "tsunami" of store closings in the retail industry...

#19 The U.S. Congress is facing another deadline to raise the debt ceiling in February.
#20 The Dow fell by more than 170 points on Thursday.  It is becoming increasingly likely that "the peak of the market" is now in the rear view mirror.

And I have not even mentioned the extreme drought that has caused the U.S. cattle herd to drop to a 61 year low or the nuclear radiation from Fukushima that is washing up on the west coast.
In light of everything above, is there anyone out there that still wants to claim that "everything is going to be okay" for the global economy?
Sadly, most Americans are not even aware of most of these things.
All over the country today, the number one news headline is about Justin Bieber.  The mainstream media is absolutely obsessed with celebrity scandals, and so is a very large percentage of the U.S. population.
A great economic storm is rapidly approaching, and most people don't even seem to notice the storm clouds that are gathering on the horizon.
In the end, perhaps we will get what we deserve as a nation.

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There is this growing sense that our country is steamrolling toward disaster, and yet there is very little agreement on what the solutions to our problems are.  Instead, blaming others for our problems has become a new American pastime.  The very fabric of our society is coming apart at the seams and the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is beginning to disappear.  What is America going to look like if we continue to go even farther down this road?
The following statistics come from various surveys and opinion polls that have been conducted recently.  Without a doubt, these numbers show that Americans are angrier and more frustrated than ever…

As you will see below, a whole host of surveys and opinion polls show that America has become a seething cauldron of anger and frustration unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  As a nation, we are more divided than we have been in decades, and economic conditions continue to deteriorate.  People are working harder than ever and 

We have never seen anything like this in the United States during the post-World War II era.  People are fundamentally unhappy, and that has tremendous implications for the future of our society.
So what is causing all of this anger and frustration?
Well, of course the economic struggles that tens of millions of Americans are experiencing on a daily basis play a huge role.  The following is an excerpt from a recent local Fox News report

Some are describing this as “America’s anger epidemic.” And there are a few reasons: uncertainty in the job market and the economy, working long hours — on average about one month more now than they did in the 1970s and with less vacation.
So if it seems like Americans are angrier these days it’s because we are.

Grim findings have been coming thick and fast. Most Americans no longer see President Barack Obama as honest. Half think that he “knowingly lied” to pass his Obamacare health law. Fewer than one in five trust the government in Washington to do what is right all or most of the time. Confidence in Congress has fallen to record lows: in America, as in Italy and Greece, just one in ten voters expresses trust or confidence in the national parliament. Frankly straining credulity, a mammoth, 107-country poll by Transparency International, a corruption monitor, this summer found Americans more likely than Italians to say that they feel that the police, business and the media are all “corrupt or extremely corrupt”.
Americans are also turning on one another. Since 1972 the Chicago-based General Social Survey (GSS) has been asking whether most people can be trusted, or whether “you can’t be too careful” in daily life. Four decades ago Americans were evenly split. Now almost two-thirds say others cannot be trusted, a record high.

The latest remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about China and Japan being in a "similar situation" to that of Britan and Germany ahead of World War One have exacerbated an already tense situation.
Abe, who was speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, also said that China's rocketing investment in military spending was a source of instability in the region.
His hawkish words were picked up by renowned economist Nouriel Roubini, who forecast the collapse of the US housing market and the worldwide recession which started in 2008.

Abe's spokesman denied that the Japanese PM's words could be interpreted as if a possible war between the two Asian countries was possible. However, Beijing and Tokyo's relations have worsened recently due to a territorial spat.
"We must...restrain military expansion in Asia, which could otherwise go unchecked," Abe said in Davos.
"Military budgets should be made completely transparent and there should be public disclosure in a form that can be verified," Abe said.
The hawkish prime minister defended his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by many critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. The move angered China's foreign ministry, who called it "an intrinsic attempt to deny and beautify that history of invasion by the Japanese militarists".
The shrine honours 14 Japanese wartime leaders who were convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal after World War II.
Referring to the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Abe said that Britain and Germany clashed in 1914 despite their deep economic ties.
Asked if China and Japan might clash militarily, Abe replied that such a conflict "would be a great loss not only for Japan and China but for the world and we need to make sure such a thing would not happen," according to his spokesman.
China and Japan have deep business ties and bilateral trade that was worth nearly $334 billion in 2012, according to Japanese figures.

Health officials in the coastal Canadian province of British Columbia are cautioning residents not to try and qualm fears of radioactive contamination by ingesting mass quantities of potassium iodide.
Journalist Dan Fumano of BC’s The Province newspaper wrote this week that potassium iodide pills have been flying off the shelves of area drug stores after reports published on the internet advised people that illnesses brought on by nuclear radiation can be remedied by taking regular doses of the inorganic compound.
The British Columbians buying those pills, Fumano wrote, are largely fearful that nuclear waste leaked into the Pacific Ocean three years ago by the destruction of the Fukushima power plant across the pond in Japan is washing up on their shores.

Hamas is increasingly using sensitive civilian facilities in Gaza to protect its military assets from being targeted by Israel, ahead of a further round of conflict. It is also digging dozens of “terror tunnels” into Israel, The Times of Israel has learned.

Gaza’s Islamist rulers have been placing rocket launching pads next to water reservoirs, and attaching reconnaissance cameras to mosque minarets and water towers, The Times of Israel was told, in a bid to avoid IAF airstrikes during an upcoming round of confrontation.

The IDF has noticed a recent shift in Hamas’s strategy: While actively preventing rocket launches toward Israel by rogue groups in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist organization — which violently took control of the territory in 2007 and has ruled it ever since — is investing its limited resources digging tunnels leading into Israel for the purposes of a large-scale terror attack or a kidnapping modeled after that of Gilad Shalit in June 2006. At the same time, Hamas still maintains a large number of locally manufactured M-75 rockets, which can reach Tel Aviv and beyond.

Dozens of tunnels are currently being dug into Israel, the IDF estimates, at a cost of over $1 million per tunnel. One such tunnel exposed last October, from Khan Yunis to Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, ran for 1,700 meters (1 mile) and contained over 500 tons of cement arches. The men employed in the digging of the tunnels belong to the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing.


Caver said...

Great, great overview of the economic situation. It is, indeed, coming apart. The situation does, however, go several levels deeper. Think about this. Just looking at the top 4 economies.....
1. Japan's printing press is running wild and spending their "printed" money on war making/defensive "stuff" as well as propping up the economy.
2. The EU, deflating their economy right on our heels and also using the funds for the Euro banks buying mortgaged backed securities (the mortgage on most property & home loans) . No, not for the good of the country....stay tuned for a few sentences. They are also keeping down interest rates and propping up their stock market.
3. The US, inflating about 4-6 trillion a year, with the Fed Reserve buying mortgaged backed securities and keeping down interest rates and propping up the stock market.
4. China...Ah, China....printing and creating about 16-18 trillion a year, dwarfing everyone else. But what are they doing with that money, they are buying every ounce of gold and gold bullion Europe and the US have. They've almost drained our gold vaults.

Now, when just one big bank goes down.....the string of dominos start to go. The whole system is coming down and interest rates are going sky high.

Who wins? Japan has new ships and aircraft, the richest banks in Europe and the US hold the mortgages for most of the homes and properties in their countries and China...China holds the world's gold.

Now, who wins......

Japan has nothing to show for their troubles....

In Europe and the US most homes and properties will be defaulted on so the richest banks that make up the Fed Reserve and hold the Mortgage backed securities take ownership. They will be glad to rent your home back to you.

China has the world's gold.

Come Lord Jesus, your bride is so ready.

Stephen said...

Scott, I hope you print this.
This is getting very very disturbing,
stocks are starting to collapse.

The rapture can not BE RULED out in
the near future. dow down over 300.

all signs now point to the bear.

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

Stephen said...


Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>.

Stephen said...

Gold is giving every indication
of a HUGE SLIDE ahead. Silver
has REFUSED to confirm the recent rally in gold.

BULLS will be SURPRISED when they
see gold collapse.

be ready.

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

Scott said...

Caver - thats how I am seeing things - exactly the same

Stephen - do you think this marks "the" decline in the market, or is this just a brief blip downwards?

Stephen said...

Scott, I am very disturbed again
that most people think nothing of
Mr. Sharon and his passing.

Most around here in Hawaii have never
even heard of him.

THIS is NOT a correction....


waves are unfolding IMPULSIVELY
on the DJII, so this does
NOT qualify as just a correction.

with 11 APRIL less then 3 months
away, and with Abbas switching,
this is ALOT more......

this should be the crash.

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

when will you update on Abbas / Putin ?? please tell me.....

WVBORN56 said...

Great post Caver! I'm glad to be debt free personally and at my business I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping however all that is a moot point and God decides it is time to send his son for his bride!

Come Lord Jesus!