Monday, August 20, 2018

Russia Collusion...Was it Actually Hilary All Along?

Wouldn't it be funny if the Mueller investigation actually ends up determining that Hilary had colluded with the Russians?

Russia Investigation: It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

That's the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin's government.

The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.

But "a growing body of evidence ... indicates that the meeting may have been a setup — part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials," wrote Smith.

Smith painstakingly weaves together the evidence that's already out there but has been largely ignored by the mainstream media, which have become so seized with Trump-hatred that their reporting even on routine matters can no longer be trusted.

But he adds in more evidence that the Justice Department only recently handed over to Congress. And It's damning.


Remember how Al Franken railed against Trump...and then ended up having to resign for groping women's butts?

Wouldn't it be another kick in their shorts if the very investigation that Dems pushed for in hope of impeaching Trump actually ended up with prison sentences for some of their biggest names?

Trump Has Turkey on the Ropes

We have an idea that Obama would have NEVER pressured Turkey over their illegal detention of an American Christian Pastor whom Turkey accused of terrorism.

But Trump would have none of it!

He asked Turkey to release our citizen.  When they refused, he put tariffs on their products and started investigating a Turkish bank. 

Today Turkey's currency continues to fall against the US Dollar and now they are trying to figure out how they can get out of their own self-created mess.

The White House rejected Turkey's offer to release detained American pastor Andrew Brunson in exchange for the U.S. dropping an investigation into Turkish bank Halkbank, a senior White House official told The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. 

Ankara offered to drop terrorism charges against Brunson if the U.S. pulled back the billions of dollars in fines it has brought against Halkbank. The U.S. reportedly declined the offer, setting in motion the possibility of further retaliatory measures against Turkey. 

"A real NATO ally wouldn't have arrested Brunson in the first place," the source told the Journal. 

The Trump administration has turned Brunson's detention into a rallying call among Christian conservatives, particularly evangelicals, and the president has feuded with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan openly over the American pastor. The U.S. has called the charges against him baseless. 

Brunson has been held for two years after being accused of aiding the group accused of orchestrating the failed July 2016 military coup in Turkey.     

A Turkish appeals court on Friday upheld Brunson's house arrest. 

Trump has threatened doubling tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey until Brunson is released. The White House has also sanctioned two top Turkish officials. 

"Turkey has taken advantage of the United States for many years. They are now holding our wonderful Christian Pastor, who I must now ask to represent our Country as a great patriot hostage. We will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man, but we are cutting back on Turkey!" Trump tweeted on Thursday. 

The clash between Turkey and U.S. has hurt Turkish markets, with its currency plummeting to record lows in recent months, the Journal reported.

God bless Donald Trump!  Please remember to keep him in your prayers!  He is far from being a perfect man, just like you and I are, but you gotta love what he does! 

As you read his Tweet above, think about Obama and his apology tour that he gave in Egypt were he denied American exceptionalism and bowed down to some Muslim nations who don't produce in a year what America produces in a day.

"I Believe That People Are Good"

Have you heard the country music hit that has been playing non-stop for the past 5 months by Luke Bryan?  "I believe that people are good and most mamas ought to qualify for sainthood...."

The Bible says that ALL of us are wicked and sinful and in desperate need of a savior.  History is riddled with examples of how nasty humans actually are.

Of course most liberal-leftists don't want to believe what the Bible says.  Here we have a case in point of two liberals who set off to prove to the world that people are good by riding their bikes around the world.  Turns out they ended up running into some Muslims who believed that they were bad and stabbed them to death after running them over.

"Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans."

An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world. 

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey. Austin, who worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Geoghegan, who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. 

"I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote on his blog before he quit. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”

The couple documented their year-long journey on ​Instagram and on a ​joint blog. As The New York Times ​put it, they shared "the openheartedness they wanted to embody and the acts of kindness reciprocated by strangers."

“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place," Austin wrote. 

“People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil."

“I don’t buy it," he continued. "Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own... By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.”

However, Austin and Geoghegan's dream trip came to a tragic and gruesome end when they got to Tajikistan, a ​weak state with a known terrorist threat that shares a border with Afghanistan, where ISIS and other terrorist groups are ​highly active. They were riding their bikes through the country on July 29 when a car rammed them, ​​according to CBS News. Five men got out of the car and stabbed the couple to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands. 

Two days later, ISIS released a video showing the same men sitting in front of the group's black flag. They looked at the camera and vowed to kill "disbelievers," ​according to The New York Times. 


Who was Jesus talking to when he said this?
--You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Of course we are ALL CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL until we are spiritually born again in Jesus Christ.  We are all capable of murder, hatred, lies and perversion.

"But Dennis you can be born again in lots of good ways!  Look at all the good Buddhists!"

Wrong!  Act 4:12 spells out very clearly the exclusivity of Christ.

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Hat tip to Maren L.

Friday, August 17, 2018

China Training For Attacks on US Targets

China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said. 

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China’s efforts to increase its global influence, with defense spending that the Pentagon estimates exceeded $190 billion in 2017. 
“Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against U.S. and allied targets,” the report said, using an acronym for China’s People’s Liberation Army

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Russia Collusion; It Was Hilary All Along

Wouldn’t it be something if the Mueller investigation into Trump actually ended up sending Hilary and her tribe to jail?

Russia Investigation: It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.
But "a growing body of evidence ... indicates that the meeting may have been a setup — part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaigninvolving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials," wrote Smith.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summoning UFO’s or Summoning Demons?

Today we find even more evidence of demonic deception surrounding the UFO phenomenon and this article comes from the New York Times, not the National Enquirer.

So, how exactly does the group try to summon U. F. O.s? Everyone has a different method, but most agree that it’s similar to meditating. Some say that they feel physical sensations when they do it. The most important thing, Ms. Joyner said, is to focus. At the event in April, some participants closed their eyes and stood silently. Some stared intently into the sky. A few newcomers simply looked around, appearing confused.
As soon as someone in the group spots something, they yell at Mr. Boysen, who has a telescope connected to a camera and a screen that shows what he’s seeing. Once he spots it, he holds out his arm to ask for someone to guide him back to his chair without losing sight of the object. He adjusts his telescope in search of it, while the guide looks at the screen to tell him if he’s got it or not. Everything is recorded as video footage that he will later stabilize using Adobe After Effects, a video-editing software. “Nothing more,” Charles Cassey, 50, Mr. Boysen’s frequent guide, insists. “All he does is stabilize the footage so it’s not so shaky.” Mr. Cassey puts his hand on the focus knob and adjusts it as soon as Mr. Boysen centers on the object.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Doctrines of Demons

The Bible warns us that in the Last days men will follow "doctrines of demons" or things told to us by demons.

Many of you have probably read my posts over the years about how demons are currently disguising themselves as "aliens" and making people believe that they are visiting earth from distant galaxies.

Check out some of what is is being "channeled" by these "aliens" that I plucked from an 'alien' website.  Notice how they throw in tidbits about Jesus but notice also how they totally dismiss His work on the cross.

When you achieve ascension, you open the Way and it was Jesus Christ who opened it two thousand years ago, not by dying on a cross, but by resurrecting from the human consciousness. He integrated with Christ consciousness and was then called the Christ but this has been lost in time. You are opening the way then can declare I AM the Way, I AM the Truth, I AM the Life. Because of the Ascension darkness will be consumed. It will be transmuted because you are transcending it. Because of the Ascension and the intensification of the Light anything that is less than Christ consciousness will disappear.

I will now leave you with this new information and with gratitude for your greater understanding of the way the human nature is being transcended, as well as for the service of our associates who are involved with the publishing of our messages. Keep your eyes on the skies and the stars because we are there above you watching you. We keep an eye on you.
This was Ashtar Command, we are your Galactic brothers and sisters and we love you, Namaste!

Wow.  Did you notice how they signed off with "Namaste!" which seems to be a word that is in vogue with the current yoga craze that has swept across America?

Did you also notice how they STOLE Jesus' words about Him being the way, the truth and the life and said that once we accept their teachings that WE will become our own little gods and join the consciousness of the universe by becoming our own way, truth and life?

You just can't make this stuff up! 

And yet how many of our churches are preaching and warning against this perilous time that is coming upon the earth?

1 Timothy 4
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

Muslim "Refugees" Ignite 90 Cars in Sweden

You know you have problems when the #1 name for baby boys in your city has gone from Karl to Muhammad in the last 20 years.

But the poor Swedes were simply too ignorant about what the Bible says to understand that all religions are NOT teaching peace, love, tolerance and freedom. They saw no problem with letting hundreds of thousands of 'refugees'into their country and providing them with food, money and a place to stay.  According to their Swedish thinking, if you treat these refugees with kindness they will return the favor.

Of course this isn't true...because human nature is rotten to the core. And when you throw the lies of Islam on top of human nature, you end up with a toxic recipe that can cause a mess, especially in younger men.

And now they have let so many Muslims into their country that it is most likely too late.  Once the Muslim population of any country crosses 10% then history shows us that the Muslims feel empowered to start trying to take over their host countries one neighborhood, district and city at a time.

Watch this video from yesterday showing Muslims blowing up cars in a parking lot in Sweden.  Does anyone want this happening in a city near you?

Trump wants to figure out some way to stop Muslims (especially young men) from walking into America and setting up shop like they have in Sweden.  He would also like to figure out a way to give immigration precedence to Christians stuck in Muslim-majority nations.

Not sure how he will do it but we wish him well and pray for him everyday.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Tide is Coming In

Here is another great article from Rapture Ready.  It seems to be a great word picture to describe all that we are seeing.

After a very busy summer of mission trips, business trips, college visits, and visiting relatives, my family and I snuck away for a short beach vacation before school, sports, and other activities ramp back up to full capacity.

At the beach where we stayed, the oceanfront receded about 1/8th of a mile at low tide, and we could wade out into the water about the same distance with the water still only coming up to our waist. My kids loved when the tide would come in because that meant bigger waves so they could body surf and stand in deeper water.

With current events and Bible Prophecy on my mind, I noticed something about the tide that made me see it as a fitting metaphor. When waves come in, they surge and recede; but each time they surge, they come a little bit further in until finally they reach maximum height.

The vegetation line shows us where the maximum tide will reach; so if you are staking a spot on the beach, you can analyze the distance between the water’s edge and the vegetation line to gauge where to park your chair, towel, or umbrella, based on how much time you have to enjoy the sand and surf.

Those of us who study Bible Prophecy are familiar with the concept of birth pains. Jesus himself spoke about them in his Olivet Discourse while sighting the end-time signs he said we should look for. Birth pains increase in frequency and severity until finally the baby is born. Once initiated, nothing will stop the birth pains from increasing or the baby from coming.

Here’s where I’m going with my high-tide analogy. First century Christians thought the Lord’s return was imminent because of the severe persecution they faced. Modern-day Christians have been beating the “Jesus is coming soon” drum since the explosion of last-days awareness stemming from Hal Lindsey’s 1971 book, The Late Great Planet Earth, and the related 1970’s revival known as the Jesus Movement.

After a decade, the fervor subsided a bit, but a broader understanding of Bible prophecy and the waning church age was the result. Then in the 1990’s, The Left Behind book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins rekindled a similar fervor for Bible Prophecy and a greater awareness of the signs of the times. Once again, the broad excitement of the masses died down a bit, and another generation became familiar with Bible prophecy and end-time events.

I see a similar phenomenon occurring now. Since about 2015, I’ve sensed an increasing broad grassroots awareness that we are ebbing ever-closer to the end-time events foretold in Scripture. There hasn’t been one particular book to spark the interest, but an increasingly large group of trusted and well-studied theologians, pastors, and experts who agree we are seeing a convergence of end-time conditions like never before. Rather than one book, there has been a steady stream of books on the topic.

Daniel 12:4 predicted just an awakening in the last days. The predicted explosion in travel and knowledge includes an increase in knowledge of prophecy—the immediate context of the surrounding verses.

With each surge of the prophetic waves, the puzzle pieces more closely align with the Biblical model:

The national alignments and geopolitical conditions; the extent and severity of natural disasters; the subsequent iterations of the long-foretold and ever-looming Mideast peace plan; the increasing isolation and hatred of tiny Israel by the world community; the level of lawlessness, violence, and immorality; the exponential curve of technology; and the dimming light of Christianity in geographic and institutional sectors that once championed its cause.

All of these harbingers and more are screaming at us that the tide is indeed coming in.

With each set of crashing waves, we creep closer to the vegetation line known as the tribulation period. In between surges, the current momentarily drifts back out—only to be eclipsed by another set of waves that ebb even further up to approach their appointed apex.

How much longer until maximum high tide? Only the Lord knows, but it is closer with each passing day and with each new development. Although we “see through a glass darkly” and don’t have the crystal- clear view that will one day be offered by hindsight, there are enough major pieces in place that we can confidently say that the tide is most definitely coming in. Only God knows when it will reach the vegetation line, but in my studied and humble opinion, that time is fast approaching and sooner than most people might think.

The paradoxical truth of our “blessed hope” is understanding that as the world grows more precarious, evil, and godless—that simply means that our departure is closer at hand. The rapture of the church precedes the time of God’s judgment, so those of us who have received Christ will be removed from the earth before high tide becomes a raging tsunami.

If you don’t yet know the Savior who died for you, please take time now to investigate his claims and his word. Don’t leave any stone unturned. Don’t wait; because even if the Lord’s return is not in our lifetime, we are not guaranteed our next breath.

With the heaviness inherent to discussions about the last days, I want to end this post on a high note and remind us of a key command Jesus gave about these times. In Luke 21:28, he said, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Please take note that he did NOT say, “When you see these things begin to happen, FREAK OUT!”

The beautiful message of prophecy is that, even in the chaotic waves, God is still in control. He is firmly in control of history and he is firmly in control of your life. Please trust Him today.

One day relatively soon, our faith will become sight. Do now what you can’t do then. Take Him at his word, trust him as your Savior, then tell others about the wonderful gift that is available to them as well. Life is short. Eternity is long. Let’s focus on what will be important to use 10 million years from now.

1 John 3:2-3 reads, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”

Waiting expectantly for the Lord’s return has a purifying effect on us because it brings perspective. Trivial things fade away in the bright light of His soon return. World conditions show us the tide is coming in. Are you ready?


Could This Be the Great Falling Away?

The Bible is clear that as we get further along in the Last Days and the 2nd Advent, that many folks, who call themselves Christians, will mock the idea of Jesus returning and surround themselves with false teachers in their churches who tell them WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR.

So today we read that 69% of church-goers believe that God wants them to prosper financially. 

God not only wants to bless His people, He is blessing His people — all of His people. What's more, the blessings that all of His people are enjoying will one day culminate on the Final Day of the Lord when Jesus returns and ushers God's people into His eternal rest, where our blessings will be complete. According to a new poll conducted by Lifeway, many professing Christians believe that God does want to bless them.

About a third of Protestant churchgoers say their congregation teaches that God will bless them if they donate money.
Two-thirds say God wants them to prosper. One in 4 say they have to do something for God to receive material blessings in return.

Except, sadly, the blessings that many are counting on are not the same as what the Bible teaches.

The heresy of the prosperity "gospel" inverts the clear teachings of the Bible by claiming that God wants His people to be wealthy and physically well in the here and now. Like Esau, the prosperity "gospel" trades away the eternal for the temporal.

One of the most oft-quoted Bible verses, Romans 8:28, tells us that God is working all things out for the good of those who love Him and place their faith in Jesus. If we keep reading past verse 28, we discover that the "good" of verse 28 is that Christians are being made more like Jesus for God's glory. Called sanctification, God is blessing His people in the here and now by making them more like His son.


That's really sad to read. 

Jesus calls ALL OF US to become disciples of His who then make disciples who then make disciples!!  And we know that all of Jesus' disciples died mostly horrendous deaths and were persecuted most of their lives!  They didn't have big houses, big savings accounts, big chariots, big boats or big cabins on a lake.  They didn't concern themselves with the things of this earth because they realized that the important part of their life would be found after death!

So WHY in the world would 70% of folks who go to church start to believe these false teachings?

Because they Bible said they would.

1 Timothy 6
False Teachers and the Love of Money
These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

Iran Comes to Turkey’s Defense While Turkey Calls Russia

Iran and Turkey's currency are crumbling because of the actions of President Trump.  Iran is threatening WWIII and they both are calling Russia to cry about it.

Can you see how this is furthering the cooperation of the main players in Ezekiel 38 coalition?

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Mr Trump that the “entire world would unite” and use “force” the US to scrap fresh sanctions imposed as a result of a spat over a detained American pastor and Turkey’s defiance to buy oil from Iran.

Mr Zarif - in true Trump fashion - took to Twitter to condemn the new sanctions in a chilling threat.

He said: “Trump's jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful.

“The U.S. has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions & bullying or entire world will unite - beyond verbal condemnations - to force it to.”


The two leaders (Putin and Erdogan) spoke by phone yesterday to discuss economic ties amid the deepening crisis.

A Kremlin source said they talked about projects such as energy, just hours after Donald Trump weighed in on the economic crisis by declaring more Turkish sanctions via Twitter.

Donald Trump tweeted: “I have just authorised a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminium will now be 20 percent and Steel 50 percent. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!”

Shares of Turkish steelmakers Kardemir and Erdemir plunged as much as eight percent and 9.9 percent respectively after Trump’s tweet.


Of course we believe that the Ezekiel 38 war will come AFTER the rapture but not necessarily DURING the 70th Week of Daniel (final 7 years before Christ returns in 2nd advent).  Why do we believe this?

Because God supernaturally fights Israel's enemies during this confrontation of Ezekiel 38...which is what did in the past BEFORE the Church started and began the Age of Grace.

God has NOT been in the habit during the Age of Grace of flinging burning hail stones down on the enemies of Israel...but He will do it again.

Ezekiel 38
22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’

But he has done this before for Israel while wiping out the giants in the Promised Land.

Joshua 10
10 The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 11 As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

Once the Age of Grace is over, God will be working directly with His Chosen People again.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

1 Months Wages to Buy 1 Chicken

Do we all understand that we are at the mercy of our government and central bank?

If you worked your entire lifetime to amass $1,000,000 in savings it could all be wiped out in a matter of months.

“That’s not possible Dennis because I could live off $1,000,000 for, like, ever!”

Well what if your inflation rate went to 1,000,000% like it is in Venezuela?  What if a chicken cost you $5,000?  How long would your money last?

Swap Your Gold for Turkish Lira

Turkey’s currency is collapsing in comparison to US Dollar and is the worst performing currency of 2018.

Turkeys president came out and told all Turks to swap their US Dollars, gold or anything else they had of value stashed under their pillows for Turkish lira. one is going to do that.  It just shows how desperate and ignorant this Muslim leader is.

In the past decade he has been abandoning The West and moving closer to Russia and other Islamic nations.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Earth Changes Are Accelerating

The folks on the left are convinced that the earth is suffering through record fires, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and drought because MAN has so messed up the planet that Mother Nature is getting ready to purge us.

It's interesting that the Bible tells us that the earth is groaning.  Why?  Because of the fall that happened way back in Genesis.  Jesus also hints that these groanings will get more frequent and more severe as His return nears.

They will reach their climax during the Great Tribulation.

Major changes are happening to our planet, and the experts are groping for answers.  In recent days some have suggested that what we are witnessing is the natural progression of "man-made climate change", but that explanation has generally been received with a lot of skepticism.  

Something truly dramatic appears to be happening to the globe, and it isn't just because the amount of carbon dioxide in the air suddenly reached some sort of magical "tipping point".  But without a doubt, temperatures are getting warmer. 

In July, Death Valley experienced "the hottest month ever recorded on the planet".  Over in Europe, Saturday was being billed as Europe's "hottest day ever", and temperatures in Lisbon, Portugal were expected to top 107 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.  

On the other side of the planet, the crippling drought in Australia is devastating farms "like a cancer", and things are so hot in North Korea that the government has declared "an unprecedented natural disaster"...

This week, the North Korean government called record-high temperatures in the country "an unprecedented natural disaster" and said that country was working together to fight the problem.

An editorial published Thursday in Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the ruling party, highlighted the difficulties that the long stretch of high temperatures would cause for North Korea's agricultural sector, specifically crops such as rice and maize. 

The newspaper called for North Koreans to act as one and "display their patriotic zeal in the ongoing campaign for preventing damage by high temperature."

In California, extreme heat and bone dry conditions continue to fuel some of the worst wildfires in the history of the state...

Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires prepare for another day of hot and dry conditions that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.

According to Cal Fire, more than 15,000 personnel are on the lines of 18 large blazes across California on Saturday. So far, the fires since June have killed 8, burned more than 559,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 1,800 structures. Roughly 17,000 homes continue to be threatened by these fires, and about 45,000 residents are under evacuation.

Ultimately, this may turn out to be the worst year for wildfires that California has ever seen.

Of course there have been bad years for wildfires before.  But what we haven't seen before are "firenadoes" that pack 143 mph winds...

On Thursday, NWS researcher combed through the wreckage left behind and determined a fire whirl -- commonly known as a fire tornado -- roared through the area between 7:30 p.m and 8 p.m. on July 26th.

It was packing 143 mph winds, turning heavy-duty high tension power line towers into twisted pieces of metal, uprooting trees and ripping the bark off other trees.

Fear not because these things all MUST happen.  Bible readers know how the story ends!  And we win!

Encourage each other with these words.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Warren Buffet is Stockpiling Cash

Why do you suppose the Oracle of Omaha is now stockpiling cash?  What does he see coming?

The latest results from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. show that the Oracle of Omaha has plenty of cash sloshing around.

And that could be a warning sign for a bull market that’s pushing ever higher, as well as clear evidence that Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett is having a tough time putting the conglomerate’s money to work, according to Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, which provides online investment platforms and stockbrokerage services.

“Yet another increase in the total cash pile at his Berkshire Hathaway, to $129.6 billion, despite $12 billion in net new investments in traded securities in Q2, suggests that master investor Warren Buffett is still having difficulty in finding value in U.S. — and perhaps global — stocks,” Mould said in a note to clients on Monday.

“M&A tends to peak when animal spirits are running high and often when executives feel their own shares are expensive enough to make them a valuable acquisition currency (not that this is necessarily a good thing for the sellers and the recipients of those shares, namely investors),” he said.

He noted that Berkshire Hathaway’s cash pile grew in 1998-99, just ahead of the bursting of a tech-stock bubble, then again in 2005 to 2007, as markets again became frothy.

But then the Berkshire sage and company used the period from 2000 to 2003, and then 2007 and 2009, to buy assets at lower valuations as markets were melting down.

Berkshire’s growing mound of money comes as the stock market is just three weeks away from making history as the longest bull market on record.