The Israel Deception

Is the return of Israel in the 20th century truly a work of God, or is it a result of a cosmic chess move to deceive the elect by the adversary?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Board votes to take a bite out of Apple

After weeks of shareholders crying for Apple to disconnect themselves from the autocratic policies of former CEO Steve Jobs, the board of the largest retail company in the world (at least on the S&P 500) has decided to spend some of their $98 billion in cash, and offer dividends and share buybacks for investors.


Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program
Expects to Spend $45 Billion Over Three Years

Business Wire
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- March 19, 2012
Apple today announced plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing later this year.

Subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, the Company plans to initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012, which begins on July 1, 2012.

Additionally, the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized a $10 billion share repurchase program commencing in the Company’s fiscal 2013, which begins on September 30, 2012. The repurchase program is expected to be executed over three years, with the primary objective of neutralizing the impact of dilution from future employee equity grants and employee stock purchase programs.

The total cost for Apple in doing this will be around $45 billion over the next three years, which will not even equate to half of their current cash holdings.  Since Apple in the past has not given dividends to loyal shareholders under the rule of Steve Jobs, these actions may be the final disconnect of a paranoid man who willed consumers to do things his way, or the highway.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

US Takeover: Obama now resides in place of 50 states on American flag

I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the New Global Order of Obama...

What?!

A shocking thought?  Hardly.  Especially in lieu of news yesterday out of Lake County, Florida where a Democratic HQ office displayed a new flag up their flagpole with an image of Barack Obama replacing the stars representing the 50 states.


My fellow Americans... if you don't beleive our narcissist in Chief truely does seek to remove the sovereignty of the 50 states, and create a new nation in his image, then you can think the American education system which has succeeded in indoctrinating you to the New Order.

Farage doing what he does best in calling ECB out for fake Greek bailout

You have to love a politician and banker who tells it like it is, and especially in the face of the banking cartels while they are forced to sit and listen to the rant.  Such are the ways of Britain's representative to the EU Nigel Farage, and today's blasting of the ECB's fake bailout of Greece is another classic in the annals of exposing the fraudsters.

Fed joins twitter as it allows new QE policies to print numbers with 140 zeros



The umbrella over the nations monetary system has finally decided to enter into the realm of social media.  Today, the Federal Reserve started a twitter account, and with 140 characters to post with, it allows new QE policies to print with up to 140 zero's, or:

QE140

For immediate release
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday launched its official Twitter [email protected] Leaving the Board--with the aim of increasing the accessibility and availability of Federal Reserve Board news.

The Board’s website, www.federalreserve.gov, will remain its primary channel of communication. Selected announcements will be tweeted after they are first posted on the website.

To start, tweets will include items such as press releases, speeches, testimony, reports to the Congress, the Monthly Report on Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet, and the Federal Reserve’s weekly balance sheet (H.4.1). Additionally, the Board will tweet about educational frequently asked questions (FAQs) and Board video links.

For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unemployment benefit claims rise as job creation remains a government myth

It is easy to make statistics dance to whatever tune you desire when you control the data and how it is presented.  Ie... the fall in the unemployment rate to 8.3% when you fail to include all the people who are actually out of work.

But what cannot be manipulated is how many Americans apply for unemployment benefits, and for the third consecutive week, that number has beaten analyst expectations, and is the longest contiuous stretch since last year.

Initial claims printed +362K, missing consensus of +352K, and up from a upward revised, (of course) 354K. As a reminder, last week's print was expected to be 355K, instead coming at 351K spiking the market far higher. Needless to say, the response would have been far more muted had the number come at its true final print of virtually on top of expectations, but who cares anymore - everyone appears to enjoy lying and being lied to. That this miss comes ahead of a critical NFP print will likely have some scratching their heads especially since this is the first time we have seen three consecutive weeks of rises since August 2010. - Zerohedge

As a former Soviet dictator once said, it is not about who gets to vote, but who gets to COUNT the votes that matters.  So too is the ability of government agencies to obscure the unemployment through false reports, even when they contridict the ones they cannot manipulate.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Even after Bernanke says no easing the Fed can't stay away from printing press

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he did not see the need at this time to continue any real form of quantitative easing, as inflation was signalling a sharp rise in prices.  The markets reacted accordingly, and dumped both equities and commodities, and the dollar quickly gained strength across the board.

However, a Keynesian is a Keynsian no matter how much they try to stick to a 12-step program, and just as quickly as the central banker said no to QE infinity, a spokesperson for the institution came out today and said that QE could still be in play, only in a more steralized form.

Steralized form?  Should we now refer to Ben Bernanke as Dr. Evil, MD?


While we have yet to see the actual report, almost certainly emanating from Jon Hilsenrath, it appears that the QE3 rumormill has started, initially with speculation that the Fed's activity will be merely "sterilized" or more Twist-type purchases, unclear however if in TSYs or also in MBS. Via the WSJ:
  • Fed Officials consider "sterilized" option for Future bond buying
  • Operation Twist Reprise, QE Other Options For Fed Bond
  • Still Unclear Whether Fed Will Launch Another Bond-Buy - Wall Street Journal via Zerohedge

Of course, the markets reacted postitvely to the thought of more booze to keep the party going, and any economist with half a brain can see that Dow 13000... heck DOW 10000+ has simply been tied to trillions pumped into the monetary system by the Bernank bartender.

If the markets cannot stand on their own for even a WEEK without Fed stimulus, then the hopium dream that America is in recovery is better left to those ignorant fools who desire the Blue Pill.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dylan Ratigan lays out the great con scheme of the banking system

If you've ever wanted to know how the credit crisis came about, and how the Fed, banks, and even government officials all participated in one of the great thefts of wealth in the history of the world, simply take a look at this 10 minute breakdown of how the scheme was perpetrated, and implemented to increase the money supply, use it to enrich the upper 1%, and then use $trillions in taxpayer money to bailout the system once that wealth was removed.



Video courtesy of 365Jamz and Activist Post

A tale of two markets: new record highs for both Apple and Foodstamps

In the world of the haves and have-nots, economic analysis can always find new ways to distinguish the direction a populace is taking on the high and low side.  A most interesting comparison seems to have taken place on March 2nd where the wealthiest corporation in the world, Apple, reached another new high in stock price, while at the same time, Food Stamp recipients in American also touched new records.

Think Apple is the only thing allowed to hit new records every month? Think again: presenting iFoodstamps - the number of Americans living in poverty (or at least doing a damn good job of fooling the government in pretending they do). As of December, per SNAP this number just hit another record high of 46.5 million, an increase of 384,000 in one month (and ending the trend of declines from October and November), 2.4 million in 2011 (about as many as have dropped out of the Labor force, hmmmm), and 14.3 million since Obama took office. - Zerohedge



And as Zerohedge points out in ultimate Irony, you can download instruction at iTunes on how to apply and receive food stamps and other benefits.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Obama content in American's suffering over gas prices to achieve green agenda

On March 1st, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu uttered what most Americans believed, which is that President Obama has no thoughts on resolving high gas prices because to do so would interfere with his green agenda.

According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy. - Yahoo News

Besides the Obama Administration, many Democrats have the same lack of compassion for Americans who are watching their disposable income shrink with each dime hike in prices.  Nancy Pelosi fell back on to the old rhetorical blame speculators instead of recognizing the growing inflation taking place due to Congressional, Executive, and Fed spending.

The American people speak loudest when markets or government try to dip into thier pocketbooks, and the President unwillingness or inability to deal with soaring gas prices will change many voters minds in the coming November elections.

RIP for US GDP

This morning, Goldman Sachs lowered their GDP estimates for the US in 2012, and this prediction continues a trend of spiraling production in the world's largest economy.

Spending and income data weaker than expected for January. We revised down our Q1 GDP tracking estimate to 2.0% from 2.3% previously

Given weaker-than-expected consumer spending results, we revised down our tracking estimate of Q1 GDP growth to 2.0% (annualized) from 2.3% previously. Construction spending data and vehicle sales reported later today could also affect our tracking estimate - Zerohedge

Given that oil and gasoline prices will further cut into consumer spending, which makes up nearly 70% of America's GDP numbers, the death rattle for the economy has begun, and it is RIP for the world's one time greatest GDP.