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?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Leading CEO of a home builder says rising rates are causing home buying decline

On July 25, the CEO of D.R. Horton addressed shareholders in an earnings conference call, and said explicitly that rising interest rates are draining the market of home buyers, and that the rapid rate rise is an unexpected shock to the industry.



  • *HOMEBUYERS 'SHOCKED AND DISTURBED' BY RATE JUMP, TOMNITZ SAYS
  • *D.R. HORTON CEO SAYS 'DISAPPOINTED' RATES ROSE SO 'VIOLENTLY'
  • *D.R. HORTON CEO SAYS TRAFFIC COUNT HAS SLOWED SINCE RATE RISE - Zerohedge

  • Rising interest rates is the biggest fear the Federal Reserve has had since their implementation of quantitative easing, and six years after bringing Fed rates down to almost 0, the market is now breaking upwards on its own. This uncontrolled rise in rates means that central bank polices have crossed over the technical line, where priming the monetary pump no longer provides the shelter against inflation and currency devaluation.

    Since the Housing Bubble and credit crisis of 2007/2008, the Fed has been primarily seeking to rebuild the housing and stock markets, under the illusion that wealth gained there would trickle down into all parts of the economy.  Unfortunately, when you use old tools and programs for new crises, the end result is what we have seen over the past six years... a temporary Band-Aid to stem a flood that is not only virulent, but has grown much worse because of the Doctors proscribed medicine.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Rising home prices coming from flippers not first time buyers

    In certain parts of the country, home prices are rising as the country digests trickle down portions of the $Trillion's in money printing coming out of the Fed's QE program.  However, a closer look at who is and who isn't buying houses shows that the majority of home buyers are hedge funds and flippers, and not the average American family or first time home buyer.


    There was a time when the US housing market was not "driven" by hedge funds armed with government-subsidized, "REO-to-Rent" loans loading up on distressed properties, by banks refusing to release foreclosed properties into the market (thus creating a market subsidy) or by foreigners eager to park their "tax-evaded" wealth with the Anti Money-Laundering exempt National Association of Realtors. Instead, the main driver of US housing were first-time home buyers, "typically couples in their late 20s or early 30s" who historically have accounted for about 40% of home sales. Alas, last year, and all throughout the New Normal, this number has been about 25% lower, or representing just 30% of all sales - Zerohedge

    It is these numbers that investors and all Americans need to be cautious about, and remember the winds of the 2007 housing bubble crash.  When prices reached their peak in the housing cycle, and the stock markets were reaching all-time highs, the end to it all came not only suddenly, but in a crash that nearly brought down the entire Western financial system.

    And this was before $20 trillion dollars was printed by the Fed in the last 5 years, and inflated into the economy.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Former Facebook associates seek to turn bitcoin into an ETF and make it a tradable commodity

    The Winklevoss Twins, known famously for being associated with the creation of Facebook at one time, are beginning their next capital venture in the markets.  On July 1, a filing was made with the Securities and Exchange commission to form a new public IPO, which would function as an ETF and facilitate the buying and selling of bitcoins via equity shares.

    To make it simple, the Winklevoss's wish to turn the electronic currency known as Bitcoin into a commodity, trade it as an equity in the public stock exchanges, and do this under an ETF the same way gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) is traded through JP Morgan.


    Logo courtesy of Forex Minute

    Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, which is designed to operate like an exchange-traded fund, will initially sell $20 million worth of shares, with each share worth a fraction of a Bitcoin, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Monday.

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, whose feud with Zuckerberg was portrayed in the fictionalized 2010 film "The Social Network," have amassed nearly $11 million worth of Bitcoins, according to a report in the New York Times in April. - Reuters

    There are many pros and cons to this attempted financial scheme, but few that would benefit the true users and recipients who hail bitcoin as an alternative currency to the fiat global system.  On one hand, by legitimizing Bitcoin as a commodity, and having it recognized by the SEC on a public stock exchange, the ability for the Treasury Department, Secret Service, or other government agency to seize bitcoin operations would be hampered.  However, it also means that the original foundation of bitcoin, an electronic currency exchange with a limited production capacity, can now be suspect to government price controls the same way the futures markets control paper spot prices rather than the market price of the physical commodity.

    In the world of finance, it is said that if bankers could leverage their mothers teeth to make a profit they will.  And although the Winklevoss Twins have a strong belief in the power and mission of the bitcoin currency, they also see the potential to exploit it for greater profits made in U.S. dollars, at the expense of the thousands of bitcoin owners who seek a different avenue for bitcoin's future.

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    Senate immigration bill fines businesses for hiring citizens over amnestied illegals

    In the wake of the Senate passing their version of the immigration amnesty bill, the 'Gang of 8' celebrated another victory in which they secretly, and ignorantly, forged legislation that doesn't cure the root problem.  In fact, it appears that only one Senator actually read the entire bill before the vote, and found in it language which would allow the IRS to fine businesses who hire regular citizens over newly amnestied illegals.


    Cartoon courtesy of One Old Vet.com

    We can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we? Well Thank God Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it but he schooled anyone who would listen from the Senate floor on Tuesday. Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a citizen over a legalized alien. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. - Freedom Outpost via Political Realities

    So like Obamacare, which the Congress and White House swore up and down would not cost the American people any extra money, the deceptions within the Immigration Reform Act appear specifically included to destroy American jobs to appease corporate desires for cheap labor.  And once again it proves, our Congress is no longer a representative of the people, but a fascist bought and paid for entity that acknowledges their true masters in big business.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Where is Edward Snowden? Keep updated on the search for the elusive whistleblower at a new website

    Where is Edward Snowden?  The media doesn't know, as seen by the dozens of reporters who dropped everything to fly to Cuba, only to find he wasn't on board.  Putin may know, but like his taking of Robert Kraft's superbowl ring, the Russian leader will keep everyone wondering what really is happening inside the confines of his borders.



    But to really find out the scoop on the search for Edward Snowden, the best place one might go is a new website called Wheressnowden.com.  There, you can quickly catch up on all the truth, rumors, conspiracy, and political commentary by outraged Congressmen trying to save themselves in the eyes of the electors they bamboozled.

    Current headlines:

    BREAKING NEWS: SNOWDEN WILL BE TAKING HIS TALENTS TO ECUADOR

    NEW REPORT: BABY KIMYE SAID TO BE A COVER FOR SNOWDEN

    SNOWDEN SPOTTING:  WITH PUTIN WEARING ROBERT KRAFT'S SUPERBOWL RING!

    And don't forget to follow up to the minute breaking news on their twitter account:  @SnowdenSandiego

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Margin Call: This is what the beginning of a fire sale looks like

    When Asian markets opened on June 13, few had the expectation of anything more than a routine day of trading.  However, with a new report on China's slowing economy, and the Nikkei finally capitulating to the sellers, all hell broke loose and every exchange from Tokyo to London threw fundamentals to the wind and commenced an all out sell-off.




    Charts courtesy of Zerohedge


    A Fire Sale
    Margin Call — MOVIECLIPS.com

    To add insult to injury, the dollar is under immense pressure, with the Japanese Yen falling 172 bp to 94.15.  Prime Minister Abe's vision of battling deflation has become a nightmare of Keynesian proportions.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    The ghost of Ron Paul spoke on evils of government surveillance thirty years ago

    Former Congressman Ron Paul may have left public office last year, but his legacy of fighting tyranny and oppressive behavior by the government is laced throughout his legacy.  In fact, even during the conservative years of Ronald Reagan, the Texas Congressman foresaw what government was doing then, and would do in the future in regards to surveillance on citizens in America.


    Ron Paul Legacy:  Fighting for Freedom and liberty when few did



    For many of us today, in the wake of the NSA spying scandal, and uncovering of near total surveillance on the American people, we can look back and realize that at least one politician fought for, and foresaw the end game of government, even if it may now be too late to stop it.

    Amazon new best seller: Orwell's 1984 sales rise nearly 7000% in 24 hours

    A few years ago it was Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged which gained the attention of a new generation of people as the 2008 credit crisis led many to 'going Galt' and away from the mainstream economy.  Now with the wide open scandal regarding NSA spying, Amazon sales of George Orwell's 1984 have shot up nearly 7000% on June 11, and are the 4th best rising seller in the global bookstore's inventory.


    In the last 24 hours, sales of the 'big brother' book 1984 on Amazon.com have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public's attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense that people would want to get up to speed on the dystopian world being constructed rapidly and secretly around them. 1984 is now the 4th fastest rising sales book and 184th most popular on Amazon! - Zerohedge

    Couple this with a 290% rise in Amazon sales of Orwell's Animal Farm, and Americans are suddenly realizing that the Fabian socialists of the 40's and 50's laid out the future which the 21st century Obama administration has almost fully implemented.

    Now, if only Americans would go find some old tattered copies of Brave New World.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    National Geographic documentary provides new look at money and the Fed

    Ever wonder how the creation of U.S. currency and what we call money is done?  For some, their knowledge of the usurpation of the Treasury to a private bank corporation would be correct, but for most, money is simply something created by the government so that people don't kill each other trying to get something to eat.



    National Geographic has created a new documentary to look at money, trust and confidence, and the history of currency in America.  From Gold to the greenback, precious metal certificates to Federal Reserve notes, the flow of money has gone from credit and value, to obligation and debt in the course of our 250+ year history.


    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Hindenburg Omen Sighting: Market looks to party like it's 1929

    While the famous Hindenburg dirigible crash took place in 1937, its financial namesake, the Hindenburg Omen, points to a time eight years earlier when the stock market crash ushered in the global depression.

    This omen, which has foreseen stock market crashes on two separate occasions in the 21st century, made its appearance once again on May 31, and the Dow responded with a 207 point plunge over the course of three hours.



    Hindenburg Omen:

    The Hindenburg Omen is a combination of technical factors that attempt to measure the health of the NYSE, and by extension, the stock market as a whole. The goal of the indicator is to signal increased probability of a stock market crash.
    The rationale is that under "normal conditions" a substantial number of stocks may set either new annual highs or new annual lows, but not both at the same time. As a healthy market possesses a degree of uniformity, whether up or down, the simultaneous presence of many new highs and lows may signal trouble. - Wikipedia

    ...there appear to be three reasons being discussed for this drop in stocks.

    Third, and perhaps more important to some, based on intraday data so far, the much-discussed Hindenburg Omen has been spotted (as it also was before QE2 was announced to save the world). The last time we were this high in stocks and the Hindenburg was spotted was October 2007... - Zerohedge

    As the markets reached new all-time highs on a 7 month rally, only to fall to their worst two week drop in 2013, the omen known as Hindenburg is an ominous sign that the party of 1929, 1987, and 2007 may be over, and over quickly if the forecast holds true to historical trends.