Saturday, February 19, 2011

12th Imam Managing Revolution

Obviously, something big is going on in the Muslim world. The protests are happening in multiple Muslim countries all at the same time. There can be no doubt from anyone that the world will never be the same.

Of course, Mr. Ahamdinejad in Iran (Persia) has not remained silent on the continuing chaos. He has an idea of WHO has been causing this great Muslim uprising.

The paragraphs below were taken from Joel Rosenberg's Flash Traffic;

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is telling the people of Iran that the Twelfth Imam is managing the the revolution now underway in Egypt and in various parts of the Islamic world, and that "the final move has begun" to destroy America, Israel and the influence of the Western powers in the epicenter.

"We will soon see a new Middle East materialising without America and the Zionist regime and there will be no room for world arrogance (the West) in it," Ahmadinejad told a crowd chanting "Death to America, death to Israel and death to Mubarak" last Friday. Agence France Presse reported that "in his fiery style, Ahmadinejad, showed his messianic beliefs on Friday, saying the world was witnessing a revolution managed by Imam Mahdi, the 12 Shiite imam who disappeared as a five-year-old in the 10th century and who Shiites believe would return on the judgement day."

"The final move has begun," said Ahmadinejad. "We are in the middle of a world revolution managed by this dear (12th Imam). A great awakening is unfolding. One can witness the hand of Imam in managing it."

The Twelfth Imam and Iranian eschatology are topics that deserve more attention than they are getting from the media or our government officials. Let us pray that our leaders wake up to the true gravity of the threat posed by Iran's apocalyptic regime before it is too late.

Yes, and this apocalyptic leader desperately wants some nuclear weapons. Those of us who are Bible believers understand that we are in the Last Days...we don't know the day or the hour but we can plainly see that the SEASON of the Lord's return is clearly at hand. But other than pray for Christ's return, we certainly are not going to do anything to hasten Christ's return...even if we could.

But what happens if over 1 billion Muslims start to believe that the 12th Imam is coming and believe it is their duty to bring about the chaos necessary to hasten his return? Would it be possible for them to cause some chaos? You better believe it.

Our battle is NOT with flesh and blood. There is a MAJOR spiritual battle going on in the heavenlies as we speak.

We may not know the exact details of how the Tribulation will play out....but we DO KNOW how the story ends.

Thank you Jesus!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tipping Point

Yes, it's true. I have been posting frequently on the tenuous financial condition of the U.S. Some of you might be saying, "OK Dennis! We get it!! Things are bad, we are all broke...but can't we talk about something else?"

I wish we could, believe me, I wish we could.

But....I am still running into the vast majority of the folks that I know that clearly have NO IDEA what it may look like if the United States starts experiencing a very sudden collapse. And until I see more eyes open to the severity of what is coming....I have to continue pointing out the extreme condition of the conundrum we have cooked for ourselves.

Today I ran across this article simply titled, A TIPPING POINT IS NEARING

We are facing a tipping point. There will soon be a crisis affecting US citizens beyond any experienced since the Great Depression. And it may happen within the year. This past week three awful developments put a dagger into the hope for a growth-led recovery, which held promise of possibly averting a debt and currency implosion crushing the American economy.

So why do these developments argue for a crisis of Great Depression proportions? Because they speak unequivocally of our pathway to insolvency, and the potential of currency failure via hyperinflation, despite the hopes of conservatives and market participants to see a halt of such direction. Housing prices, the foundation of so much of private citizen debt loads, are destined for stagnation -- not inflation -- as the supply of homes is far greater than the demand -- 11% of the nation's homes stand empty today. When the world begins to recognize that there is no fix for America's borrowings, a fast and brutal exodus from our currency and bonds can send us a shock in mere weeks or months.

Unlike the Great Depression, however, we will enter such a shock in a weakened state, with few producers among us and record mountains of debt. More cataclysmic is the specter of inadequate food, as less than 4% of us farm, and those that do may cease to be as productive or may not accept devalued currency as payment, should the tipping point be crossed. Corn and wheat prices in the U.S. have nearly doubled in less than 12 months, using our rapidly evaporating currency as the medium of exchange.

The time for action has passed, which may only become apparent as the "aid" of easy money becomes seen as the harm that it is. May we all be spared the worst, but I offer no such prayers for those responsible. The harm that comes will be swifter, and more severe, than most of them thought possible.

See it here;

This author has put into article form all we have been talking about for the past years. It is time for a sober assessment of our lives and how we then shall live if Christ allows us to see these wicked times. Will we steal? Will we rob? Will we panic? Will we share what little we have with others? Will we be a light in the darkness...or will we just become part of the darkness?

Let's look at what the Prophet Daniel did as the dark days for Judah unfolded;
"But Daniel resolved not do defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way." Daniel 1:8

So Daniel had made up his mind BEFORE (resolved) the situation arose. In the same way we better be making up our minds for how we and our families will behave and react so that God will continue to be glorified through our matter how dark it may get before Christ returns for us.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interest Costs Will Exceed Medicare Costs

This article pretty much confirms the questions we have been do you pay the interest on $15,000,000,000,000 of national debt?... when that number is growing by over $1,000,000,000,000 per year?

When a debtor’s borrowing costs start to exceed what he spends on necessities such as food and medical care, it might give him pause.

Likewise, to understand the federal government’s growing debt problem, consider these two items from President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), presented Monday in the president’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposal:

Last year, taxpayers spent more than twice as much on the Medicare program as they did on interest payments on federal debt.

But starting in 2018, the federal government will pay more in interest costs than it will spend on Medicare, the health insurance program for the disabled and people age 65 and older. (The OMB excludes from its calculation the premiums that Medicare beneficiaries pay; it includes only what taxpayers pay for the program, which covers 80 percent if its costs.)

Analysts have long cited Medicare as the prime example of the relentless federal spending growth. For 30 years, Medicare has been growing faster than America’s national income.

See it here;

Did you catch that first sentence...."it might give him pause".....of course with Obama's $3.5 trillion budget just being released with shows tacking $1.5 trillion more onto the debt...we can plainly see that there is no pause in sight.

So let me ask my do you think this is all going to play out? What will happen when the world can clearly see that we will soon not be paying our stated obligations? Could we be insulated from crushing pain because we will still be considered the "least worst" place to invest...seeing that Europe and Japan are also in crushing financial hurt? Or could we soon be in for a world of pain that only those who lived through The Depression could possibly understand?

Provocation Update

This information is just crossing the news wire right now and is related to our previous post.

Plans by two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean have been cancelled, says an Egyptian official.

The unnamed official was reported as saying the plans had been withdrawn, without giving a reason.

He said the ships were near the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah.

Israel had reacted angrily to the plans, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warning that it could not "forever ignore these provocations".

See it here;

It's funny how countries act like kids on a playground. One threatens another...and he either backs down or threatens something back. This goes on until recess is over...but if recess goes on long enough sometimes other kids will gather round and start to chant, "Fight, fight, fight!"....and if it actually reaches this stage the two parties are now almost forced to start throwing punches.

Also remember that whichever kid backs down does so at the risk that other kids on the playground may see that as a sign of he may be threatened by others over the course of the coming weeks.

It would be nice if the countries of the world could sit and talk over a glass of iced tea and discuss their differences like adults....but that will never happen. The game is called King of the Hill....and only one person can be on the top at a time.

Iran Provoking Israel

As if the situation in the Middle East wasn't sketchy we have reports that Iranian military ships are heading towards the Suez Canal...their destination a naval base in Syria which is REALLY close to Israel.

At least one Israeli official is not pleased with the provocation.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's heated remarks on Iran mark a rupture within the Israeli leadership over how to respond to the region's political flux. Until Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had kept his cabinet officials on a more cautious message: Egypt's revolution holds security risks for Israel, but no one can predict how it will turn out.

Addressing a closed meeting of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem, Mr. Lieberman declared that the ships were to cross the Suez within hours. He said the plan "proves that the self-confidence and chutzpah of the Iranians are growing from day to day," according to a text issued later by his office.

"To my regret, the international community is not showing readiness to deal with the recurring Iranian provocations," he added. "The international community must understand that Israel cannot forever ignore these provocations."

Hamas and another Islamist adversary, Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, view Egypt's turmoil as an opportunity to strengthen their hand against Israel.

Hezbollah's leader told his group Wednesday he might ask it to invade northern Israel if a new war breaks out. Mr. Netanyahu retorted in a speech: "I have news for you. He won't. The last thing anyone should have is any doubt about Israel's determination to defend itself."

See it here;

In summation, we have another article in the WSJ from Jerusalem, the enemies of Israel may be sensing blood in the water and they are starting to feel emboldened because of America's silence and war fatigue, and Israeli officials are starting to talk VERY tough towards any enemies that believe they can exterminate the Jewish nation.

"See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 'Come', they say, 'let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.'" Psalm 83:3-4

Sounds like we are getting right on target to have another major war in the Middle East. God is getting ready to do some mighty powerful things.

Obama's Irresponsible Roll of the Dice

We know that for the past 40 years we have been walking, then jogging, then running towards a financial cliff. But with Obama in charge over the past few years...we have been literally sprinting towards it. And there are no signs anywhere that he has any intention of slowing down.

With that as a backdrop, the Obama administration just released it's $3.5 trillion dollar budget for 2012....and it is simply more proof we are about to hit the edge.

President Barack Obama's 2012 budget is a breathtaking economic gamble -- with other people's money.

The president chose to submit a profoundly unserious budget. There's no entitlement reform -- which would include addressing funding issues related to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- to close the long-term fiscal gap. There's no tax reform. There are some minor cuts to marginal programs for show. But, overall, it's very much a business-as-usual budget, with a few new and expensive long-term commitments thrown in for good measure (see, for instance, the high-speed rail initiative).

It's like the president and his team woke up after the November 2010 mid-term election with a bad case of political amnesia. What deficit? What debt commission?

This isn't what the president promised when he ran in 2008, nor is it what he told voters as recently as one year ago. Over and over, he has promised not to "kick the can" down the road, as he says his predecessors did before him. Instead, he would provide real leadership to tackle the looming threat posed by out-of-control borrowing and debt accumulation. That was supposedly the reason for appointing the Bowles-Simpson National Commission On Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in the first place, to lay the predicate for engaging in a bipartisan effort to narrow medium and long-term budget deficits and reduce the risk of a debt-induced crisis.

NOW pay close attention to these last two paragraphs;

And if a debt-induced economic crisis does in fact hit the United States before political leaders have summoned the courage to take action themselves, the primary casualties will be the very people the president claims he wants to protect. If interest rates spike, the ensuing recession would throw millions more out of work. Government borrowing would become prohibitively expensive, necessitating deep and arbitrary cuts in programs serving the most vulnerable. It would be forced austerity, with no room for relief.

It would be far better to control our own destiny and choose the manner by which we impose more discipline. But the president has chosen otherwise, with risks for us all.

See it here;

Friends, we are being led to someplace that we do not want to go. Where are the strong leaders to make difficult decisions and rally the troops?? Sadly they are ignoring the severity of the situation and simply telling us what we want to hear in hopes they can get elected ONE MORE TIME.

Ominous Headline

Any time you see a headline where the U.S. is "rebuking" Israel....Bible readers should pay attention. Remember what God said, "I will bless those who bless you and CURSE those who curse you."

Hmmmm?....I wonder if a rebuke is getting something close to a curse?

In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Councilstatement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.

But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesday of Arab representatives and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution on Friday, according to officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospect that the Obama adminstration will cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.

Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires breaking with Israel and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to its key ally to stop its construction of new settlements. U.S. officials were not available for comment, but two Security Council diplomats confirmed the proposal.

See it here;

Solar Flare On Its Way to Earth

We have written over the past few years about America's Achilles heel....electricity. Without it we are all hopeless, helpless little balls of flesh who couldn't care for ourselves for more than a few hours.

So what happens if a big solar explosion comes hurtling towards earth and knocks out our power grid and communications system?

Here is today's headline;


After the initial blast of radiation accompanying the coronal mass ejection (CME) — the first of its magnitude to occur in the new solar cycle of activity — a huge cloud of charged particles is headed toward Earth and is expected likely to arrive on Feb. 17-18.

Among the many potential disasters that can come from a massive CME: disturbances in the planet’s geomagnetic field that may lead to malfunctioning telecom and GPS satellite equipment.

While forecasters predict no major impact on our telecommunications infrastructure, scientists have pointed out the sun is now ramping up ahead of an expected solar maximum around 2013

See it here;

Hey!!....Isn't TODAY the 17th?? What would happen if this VERY afternoon, our comfortable, electric filled world, came crashing down? What would happen if the PROUD WERE LAID LOW? Are we TRULY ready to trust in the Lord? Or is trusting in the Lord simply something we say while we stand in church...but we don't REALLY mean it?

Dear Lord, we have become so proud. We have become so convinced that our recent technology advances can solve anything that comes our way. We have become so certain that it is US that provides for our daily bread and not you. Please forgive us, humble our spirits and save us from the time of trial. And if our world does come apart before you come for us, please give us the backs and legs and strength to endure it until you do come.

Amen....even so, come Lord Jesus.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Evidence the Government is Lying to Us

Did you guys see the story on the news this morning that Wendy's fast food burger joint is now not offering tomatoes unless you ask for them? Why?? Because the price of tomatoes has gone up so much in the past few months that they can't afford to just give them away.

But remember...the Federal Government continues to INSIST that inflation is not a problem...prices are NOT going up...or so they tell us.

So today I received these figures from one the investment companies that sends me info. It is showing the increase in prices in just the past 6 months.

6-Month Price Increases*
(8/11/10 – 2/11/11)
Cotton +141.4%
Oats +43.0%
Sugar +78.0%
Rice +42.2%
Corn +67.9%
Copper +38.9%
Silver +67.2%
Oil +25.0%
Coffee +44.9%
Gold +13.3%

So had you bought 500 pounds of sugar and put it in pails under your steps....the value of your sugar would have gone up by 78%. That's a heck of a lot more than Wells Fargo is paying you on that savings account.

So how can the government insist that inflation doesn't exist? Because they are NOT including food and energy costs in the official inflation number.

Oh...I get it. So if you don't like the number that you see....just make up a new one!!! it just me?...or does the government seem to be creating a lot of things out of thin air?

Obama Creates 1000 Jobs!

This story is one of those "good news-bad news" stories.

The good news is that ObamaCare is going to require the IRS to hire 1000 new auditors to make sure that all the businesses are paying their required taxes into it.

The bad news is that the Federal Government is going to have to pay wages and benefits for 1000 new auditors for the collect one more new tax on our already overtaxed companies.

Boy...that ought to help to make our economy HUMMMMM!!!

The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of President Obama's healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million.

See it here;

Once upon a time there was farmer with a milk cow. The cow was such a good cow that she gave lots of milk....more than the farmer and his family could drink. So he decided to sell some to the neighbors. It wasn't long before the local government caught wind of this new business. "We had better get a government health inspector to analyze the milk"...they said. "We had also better get an auditor to make sure he is paying for ObamaCare", said another. "We better force him to buy liability insurance in case the neighbor barfs on that whole milk", said another. "We should take some of this sales proceeds and make a Department of Dairy so we can aid all the other people who will one day want to sell milk to their neighbors," said one more.

A few weeks later the farmer saw the hassle with compliance, insurance, paper work, inspectors on his farm and the small amount of money he was actually keeping by selling the milk....and he poured the extra milk down the drain.

Now fast forward to it any wonder we aren't creating any jobs except for those created by the Government....which adds not one single dime to the productivity of our nation??

War Between Pakistan and U.S. on Horizon?

A few weeks back there was a U.S. Embassy worker in Pakistan who feared for his life during a robbery, so he pulled out a pistol and killed a few people who he claimed were attacking him. He then called some folks back at the Embassy to come and get him and when the truck came speeding to the scene, I believe it ran over someone else and killed them.

Needless to say...the Pakistanis are really mad. A better phrase would be P.O.'d. They want to hang this dude sooner than later.

But in rides Senator John Kerry who will be pleading for his release and reminding Pakistan how many $billions we give them in free money every year....and threatening to cut that off unless they free this guy.

See that here;

So what else is making Pakistan mad at us? Well, we keep bombing Pakistan with our drones saying it is spillover from the war in Afghanistan for one. Also remember that there are BOATLOADS of Muslim Extremists in that country...and they hate us for all the basic Muslim hate reasons. And now if you throw in much credible evidence that the Pakistani Military (ISI) is sabotaging America war efforts in Afghanistan...and Pakistan is being pushed by China which is growing increasingly belligerent towards the have all the ingredients necessary for the U.S. and Pakistan to start shooting at each other.

Let's look at some other intelligence;

The U.S.-led war against the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan has deteriorated into a growing open conflict with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and threatens to rapidly fall into a full-blown war with Pakistan. Signs of such an upcoming clash between Pakistan and the U.S. can already be seen.

In anticipation of such a full-scale clash with America, Pakistan is seeking an enhanced role for China on its side, thereby triggering a possible superpower clash, involving the U.S., China, Russia, NATO powers, and other regional players.

See much more credible evidence here;

The China info is incredibly interesting. We need them to keep refinancing our debt and loaning us more money! How do you fight a war with your major creditor?

"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but he end is still to come."...says Jesus.

I have always known that Pakistan is a key in the region. I just didn't realize how close we were to having a war with them. Also please remember that Pakistan is the only Muslim nation that possesses nuclear weapons. What happens if those missiles fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood? You can see how close we are to a day when the world simply falls into utter, unmanageable chaos.

If that day comes....who will we hold onto?

Hat tip to Tom F.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Federal Deficit on Collapse Course

One would think that with all the talk over the past year about the financial messes of Greece, Iceland, Spain, Italy, etc.... that the leaders of this country would get serious about looking at our own financial mess.

But if you thought would be wrong.

Now that the stock market is up...all of the financial talking heads of the world are now telling us it is "safe to go back in the pool"....but they are totally ignoring the facts PRINTED in Budget form right in front of their very eyes. It's almost like a delusion has come over them and they can't think anymore.

President Obama‘s budget, released Monday, was conceived as a blueprint for future spending, but it also paints the bleakest picture yet of the current fiscal year, which is on track for a record federal deficit and will see the government’s overall debt surpass the size of the total U.S. economy.

Mr. Obama‘s budget projects that 2011 will see the biggest one-year debt jump in history, or nearly $2 trillion, to reach $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. That would be 102.6 percent of GDP — the first time since World War II that dubious figure has been reached.

And the budget projects the government will run a deficit of $1.645 trillion this year, topping 2009’s previous record by more than $230 billion. By contrast, 2007’s deficit was just $160 billion altogether.

And indeed that’s what the numbers show. Nominal debt will peak in 2013 at 106 percent of the economy before dropping to 105.2 percent in 2015 and 2016, though only if the economy booms.

See it here;

If you start looking in detail at the assumptions that are made for the previous paragraph claiming that nominal debt will start dropping in 2015 and would laugh out loud. IF the economy grows at 6% per year and IF we add millions of middle class jobs, and IF interest rates stay down, and IF there is never any more war, and IF the people and governments we owe $14 trillion dollars to will be so kind as to extend their loans....

Deception has started. Our leaders have now made the transition of actually managing a true balance sheet to actually managing our perception of what we believe is happening. That can only mean one thing....the smoke and mirrors are starting to vanish so they are peddling hard to try and keep them up a while longer.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feminized Church?

Where are all the Godly men?

Real men in America that actually contend for the faith have become a rare commodity in the feminized government corporations that are now called our churches. Our individualist forefathers are now rolling in their graves wondering why men have allowed government and women to feminize America and the American Church.

God forbid, that men showed up at meetings and acted like men rather than being led by the nose into another committee that is overseeing another fluff program. Do you want to know why many men do not attend church? Some men do not want to attend a feminized Sunday ritual or be another peg in some peg board. Just fill the peg board and have all the same programs as the big churches and they will come is the thinking on many church boards. That’s how church growth is achieved in their minds. Some real men just do not see that God is in these things.

In the great revivals of the world, the converts were not converted in a church building on Sunday. Most true Christians that were converted found Christ elsewhere and then started attending a fellowship. Nothing has changed. Dependence on the Sunday service to save people is not converting America, and having only a Sunday ritual totally lost the people of Europe.

See it here;

We have asked many of the same questions and made many of the same points on this blog over the past few years. Have many (most?) churches simply become another social program outlet? A place where we can have some coffee, a donut and hear a few good tunes?

When did they quit being a battle training center for men who were enlisted in the Lord's army?

What do we need to do to get it back?

Hat tip to Christine P.

Hindu Prayers Open Nevada Senate

This ought to go well......

Nevada State Senate and Nevada Assembly will open with ancient Hindu prayers in Sanskrit on Monday and Tuesday in Carson City.

Hindu leader Rajan Zed will recite from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures, in Sanskrit and then provide translation in English.

Rajan Zed plans to start and end the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of all Indo-European languages.

See it here;

No!! Not the mystical syllable!...ANYTHING but that mystical syllable!!

Seriously, Nevada is one of the most bankrupt states in the U.S. If they start taunting The Creator of the universe, by offering prayers to a Satanic god...using the mystical syllable of "Om" long can God extend His mercy to the host state of Sin City?

California Wants Lesbian Role Models

We have written quite a bit about California and the problems they have. So it should come as no surprise when state lawmakers there want to start legislating more lesbian, gay, bi and transgender roles models for all the school children.

Lawmakers in the state of California are proposing a law that would require schools to portray lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals and those who have chosen other alternative sexual lifestyles as positive role models to children in all public schools there.

Read more: California wants lesbians as mandatory 'role' models

Is this the foreshadowing coming for the rest of us? Of course, you KNOW it is.

Hat tip to Kevin W.