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?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Economic recovery? Credit card debt for Americans nearly to $1 trillion

Wall Street pundits love to use the hyperbole of lower oil and gasoline prices to sell the idea that consumers now have much more discretionary cash to spend in the economy.  But a new report out on March 11 shows that not only is this a complete fallacy, but that Americans are so broke they are having to use credit card debt just to make ends meet each month.

And that debt is now reaching nearly $1 trillion, and putting Americans in the same insolvent positions they found themselves at during the 2007 Housing Bubble crash, and subsequent Great Recession two years later.


A new study from CardHub.com says credit card debt in the US has jumped by about $71 billion to $917.7 billion in 2015. The average American household with credit card debt now owes $7,879, which is the highest figure since the 2008 financial crisis.
CardHub.com says $7,879 is just $500 from an “unsustainable tipping point”, when the risk of mass defaults rises dramatically. 
The $71 billion debt ballooning last year is 24 percent higher than in 2014. The fourth quarter of 2015 alone saw credit card debt load surge to $52.4 billion. In the entire 2014 total credit card debt amounted to $57.4 billion. 
"With seven of the past 10 quarters reflecting year-over-year regression in consumer performance, evidence is mounting to support the notion that credit card users are reverting to pre-downturn bad habits," said CardHub.com CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou in a statement. “All of this has us wondering: Is 2016 the next 2008 for credit markets?” the statement added. 
According to the Fiscal Times estimates, if credit card debt in the US continues to grow at the current pace, American consumers would have to pay down their debts at a record rate to prevent escalated defaults and tightened credit availability. - Russia Today

FDIC closes first bank of 2016 in Wisconsin

On March 11, the FDIC closed down is first bank for 2016 as North Milwaukee State Bank shuttered its doors.  This institution is also the first bank failure in over five months, when Hometown National Bank was shuttered last October.
This bank failure is the first for the month of March and brings the overall number of bank closures in 2016 to 1.
3/11/2016 *** Wisconsin *** Milwaukee *** North Milwaukee State Bank *** $9.6 million dollar estimated FDIC DIF cost.
The total DIF for failed banks this week is $9.6 million.
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Friday, March 11, 2016

On same day European Central Bank fires massive stimulus to bail out banks, gold reaches highest price in 13 months

Make no mistake, yesterday's new policies from Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) were a last ditch attempt to fight against deflation, and perform a backdoor bailout of several insolvent banks.  And what was most interesting was how the markets reacted in a way which shows that no one trusts central banks anymore to be competent to resolve economic problems, and this was seen inexplicably in the Euro currency and in gold prices.

In fact, going through the end of U.S. trading and into the first few hours of Asian trading, gold soared to its highest level in 13 months, hitting an intra-day high of $1282.

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Gold prices climbed to a 13-month high in dollar terms overnight ($1,282.51) after the increasingly adventurous, dare one say reckless, European Central Bank unleashed its latest ‘bazooka’ and initiated more interest-rate cuts, a significant extension in currency printing and bond purchases and also a potential subsidy to banks lending. - Goldcore

ECB head Mario Draghi validates that markets are tied to interventions, not fundamentals

On March 10 the European Central Bank (ECB) issued its highly anticipated policy announcement, and the shift from simply watching market action from the shadows is now over.  This is because ECB head Mario Draghi rocked the financial world with a Euro denominated bazooka, and proved once again that markets no longer function on fundamentals, but instead on credit based interventions.
Although not quite going full tilt into negative interest rates, the ECB did lower rates at its primary lending facility to zero from 0.05%, and dropped its deposit rate 10 bps to -0.40 which is an indication the central bank wants Europe’s financial institutions to borrow and spend rather than borrow and save.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Got Karatbars? China sees 25 percent decline in exports and ECB goes to zero as Draghi fires new bazooka shot at economy

Five years after beginning the global push for low interest rates and massive stimulus, central banks continue to have to do even more just to sustain economies from falling back into the Great Recession.  And despite the fact that they also continue to jawbone the mantra that the economy is doing well, and in recovery, it is quite confusing that they seem to ignore the actual data, yet feel a requirement to intervene in greater and greater ways as if the global economy was on the precipice of collapse.

This is why two major data points this week should be warning signs as to the real state of the global economy, and why central banks have been casting their 'bread upon the waters' for potential policies like negative interest rates (NIRP) and the banning cash.  And while ECB head Mario Draghi today didn't quite enter full tilt into NIRP on their lending rate, they did remove the last remaining basis points (bps) and took it full down to zero.


(1) The interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.00%, starting from the operation to be settled on 16 March 2016.  
(2) The interest rate on the marginal lending facility will be decreased by 5 basis points to 0.25%, with effect from 16 March 2016.  
(3) The interest rate on the deposit facility will be decreased by 10 basis points to -0.40%, with effect from 16 March 2016.  
(4) The monthly purchases under the asset purchase programme will be expanded to €80 billion starting in April. - To the Death Media
Yet Europe's continued economic woes are not the only signals marking a return towards recession and a coming collapse event.  In China, where GDP growth declined to under 7% for the first time in several years, exports fell over 25% for the 4th quarter, showing that nations are finding it difficult to purchase goods for domestic retail, and validating the immense and historic drop in shipping via the Baltic Dry Index.



So with the global economy showing signs of a new recession, and central banks like the Fed, ECB, and Bank of Japan still implementing monetary policies that belie the propaganda of economic 'recovery', where does that leave you as an individual to protect yourself from markets that are sustained only with intervention, and currencies that are fighting one another to see who can devalue the most the fastest?

You can do so with the best performing asset of 2016... gold, and you can do this with the best company in the world that is built on helping you buy affordable gold no matter the swings in price.

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The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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Church tithing? There’s an app for that!

Perhaps the biggest dichotomy in the Christian religion is how the church obsesses more about collecting money for their corporate entities than it does about discipleship and personal relationships with its parishioners.  And most ironic in this is that the very savior whom they claim to follow spoke out against the love of money, and on the topic of money, more than any other subject in the New Testament other than the Kingdom of God (The Gospel).
Many people have watched a televangelist, or heard some Christian leader on the radio and felt obliged or led to make a donation to support that ministry.  However, this often comes with a caveat, such as the requirement to fill out personal information cards, which then leads to these ‘ministries’ sending out donation requests to your homes for the next two years or more.
Religion today is big business, with nearly all denominations and church incorporated through the government to receive a tax exempt 501(c)3 status.  And with emerging technology allowing for people to be able to pay for things such as charitable giving with their Smartphones, the new money changers in the temple are run not by men, but by software applications.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Whether it is physical gold or paper gold ETFs, everyone is jumping on the bull market bandwagon

Here in the alternative media, when it comes to gold we try to advocate one important point... if you don't hold it, you don't own it, and thus we always cite the importance of owning physical gold rather than futures contracts or equity based ETF's.

But most Americans still don't have a true understanding of the power of physical gold, and instead trust in their brokers to provide them good information for both investing, and wealth protection.  And as the price of gold has moved into bull market territory, even brokers who have dissuaded their clients in the past to refrain from buying gold are now changing their tune to recommend gold as an asset in the paper markets.
Yesterday marked the 40th day in a row that total known holdings of Gold in ETFs rose. Not since January 6th has the precious metal seen a reduction in holdings. This is the longest streak of increased holdings since ETFs were born...

The expectations that gold will once again become a recognized form of money are growing, but this time when it does it will no longer be restricted to a price determined by governments, but instead by the market which will use it as a checks and balance against paper fiat currencies.
(GB) Do you think that gold and silver are actual money? 
(PS) They are not actual money now. Right now we have pieces of paper that used to be redeemable in gold and silver but are now not redeemable in anything as money. I think gold and silver would be used as money if we had a free market, but unfortunately we don’t. I think that when the collapse in the dollar occurs, there will be a widespread return to using gold and silver as money, or at least having other currencies backed by gold and silver as money again. With today’s technology the transition will be much easier than if we had tried to do this in the 80’s or 90’s. 
(GB) That said, do you recommend people to buy physical precious metals? 
(PS) Absolutely. If anyone has been following me for any time they should know that I do not put a lot of faith in fiat currencies. While there are some currencies that are relatively better than others, the reality is that all currencies are fiat at the end of the day and therefore subject to fall all the way to zero. I personally think the dollar is the most dangerous currency of all because of what the Federal Reserve has been doing for years at unprecedented levels. Gold and silver offer the only protection from outright currency collapse and bank failure. What we saw in 2007-2008 was just small taste of what is to come. Gold and silver are the only assets which can offer you protection from such an event and actually increase your wealth. I recommend putting anywhere from 5- 20% of your liquid net worth in gold and silver. - Peter Schiff interview via Silver Doctors

Saudi Arabia’s gambit to force down oil prices may lead to Russia becoming the new head of global cartel

Since the early 1970’s, the U.S. has relied upon Saudi Arabia’s place at the head of the global oil market to protect the dollar and its position as the global reserve currency.  But what would happen to the dollar, and America’s future if a different nation wrested control from the House of Saud?
That question may actually be coming upon us very soon as a paradigm shift is quickly taking place in the aftermath of Saudi Arabia’s gambit to force out other oil producers by driving down the price of oil.  And in Washington’s biggest fear realized, the country that may soon seize control over the global oil cartel is none other than Russia.

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Even Rothschild is admitting the economy is in distress

Over the past few weeks we have had several major banks and hedge funds play down the recent stock market rally, and affirm that the bear market trend that started in January still has further to go.  And now on March 6, one of the highest of the elite went public and joined his voice to the growing mainstream chorus that 2016 will be one of financial and economic turmoil.
Jacob Rothschild, who is CEO and managing partner of both J. Rothschild Capital Management Limited and RIT Capital, wrote in a letter to his investors that ‘market conditions have deteriorated further, and that we may well be in the eye of a storm.’

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Central bank of central banks (BIS) recommends new financial model and puts gold standard as a new alternative

In a recent presentation by the Bank of International Settlements, or as it is known to the masses the central bank of central banks, the head of the bank's Monetary and Economic Department recommended that the global economy needs to get rid of its current debt-based monetary system, and move to another that provides more stability with less inflationary and deflationary extremes.

And in presenting his proposal to other members of the BIS, one of the alternative systems that is on Claudio Borio's recommended sheet was a return to a form of the gold standard.


This presentation suggests an alternative lens through which to view the global economy's struggle to achieve sustainable and balanced growth, reflecting a failure to prevent the build-up and collapse of hugely damaging financial booms and busts. A symptom of the current malaise can be seen in interest rates that have been exceptionally low for an exceptionally long time, with a record high amount of global sovereign debt trading at negative yields. To break out of this trap, there is a need to take a longer-term view and rebalance policies towards structural measures, abandoning the debt-fuelled growth model that has brought us to the current predicament. - Claudio Borio 
And an additional commentary on this recommendation was made by Economist Jim Rickards: 
It's interesting that they included the Classical Gold Standard period in their comparisons. Why include gold as a baseline case unless there was some chance of going back to gold? 
The main point they are making is that inflation and deflation show up more in asset prices than consumer prices. While consumer price swings have been modest, asset price swings have been huge and dangerous. Asset price bubble bursts impose huge hidden costs and are dragging down productivity because of the misallocation of capital.
So, there are a lot of "hidden costs" in debt-fueled expansions. Once these costs are taken into account, periods without as much debt or asset bubbles (such as the gold standard period) look like a better growth model by comparison." - Lone Star White House