Friday, December 5, 2014

Obama Mulling Sanctions on Israel

I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.

That's a promise from God regarding Israel.

So what do you suppose Team Obama is up to as of late?  Well, they are considering applying sanctions to Israel because of Israel's insistence on building homes in Jerusalem...the Jewish capital....on land that the Arabs want for another miserable, failing, Arab/Muslim mess.

The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.

The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings.

The possibility of sanctioning Israel for its ongoing construction sends a signal that the Obama administration is willing to go further in its denunciations of Israel than any previous White House.

At the same time, the White House is vigorously pushing Congress against passing new sanctions on Iran.

When asked to address the reports Thursday afternoon, Harf declined to take a stance.

The thought of the White House leveling sanctions on Israel as it works to lessen those already imposed on Iran prompted consternation on Capitol Hill and throughout the pro-Israel world.

One senior congressional aide who works on the issue of Israel expressed shock that a White House could even discuss such action.

“If these reports are true, this would mark a new era of unprecedented hostility from the White House against our strongest ally in the Middle East,” the source said. “It’s impossible not to notice the irony of the administration mulling sanctions on Israel while threatening to veto new sanctions against Iran.”

The aide added: “The president should be forewarned that taking such action against Israel would yield tremendous pushback from Congress.”

Those in the pro-Israel world expressed a similar view when reached for comment.

“Even this administration, which has been historically hostile to our Israeli allies, even as they worked overtime to bomb the enemies of Iranian proxies across the Middle East, could not possibly be so aggressively committed to undermining our alliances as to levy sanctions against Israel at the same time they’re lifting them on Iran,” said one senior official with a pro-Israel organization who agreed to speak only on background.

Others took a more critical view.

“The Obama administration is against sanctions on Iran, but for them on Israel,” said Noah Pollak, executive director of the pro-Israel organization Emergency Committee for Israel. “Is [White House deputy national security adviser] Ben Rhodes wearing a green headband to work these days?”


(PLO wears green headbands)

We can hope this is all just a rumor.

We can continue to pray for Obama and his team that they will come to their senses and begin to fear the God of Israel, Isaac and Jacob.

Our stock market is at another record high here in the USA.  Good times seem like they will go on forever!

Do you what could make it all turn on a dime?....Team Obama trying to curse Israel's financial economy by applying sanctions.

What we do to Israel could be turned around and put back on our own heads....says the Bible.

U.S. Birthrate Hits All Time Low

People used to have lots of kids for a variety of reasons. Some considered children to be blessing from God.  Some were Catholic and told that birth control was not maybe had more kids than they even wanted.  Some people took God seriously (and some still do) when he told His followers to "be fruitful and multiply."  And still others, throughout history, have always known that having lots of children means there is a good chance that some of them will survive to take care of you in your old age.  God's social security plan...if you will.

Well all that has changed here in America and other Western nations.

US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

The U.S. birth rate reached an all-time low in 2013, as the number of babies born in the country declined for the sixth straight year since the peak in 2007, a new report finds.

The country's birth rate dipped to 62.5 births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 44, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is 10 percent lower than the birth rate in 2007, which was 69.3 per 1,000 women, and a record low since the government started tracking birth rates in 1909, when birth rate was 126.8.

In 2013, there were 3.93 million babies born in the U.S., down less than 1 percent from 2012, and down 9 percent from 2007, when a record-breaking 4.32 million babies were born in the U.S.


Do you know what group of people are having lots of kids?

Muslims...but thankfully there are only a few million Muslims in America...but France, UK and other European nations are going to figure out real soon what a 4 to 1 birth ratio means.

Do you know what happens to people groups who don't have enough kids to even replace themselves?

They collapse.

Japan will most likely be the first hi-tech country to see what happens when a nation has 2 old people for every 1 working person.  The math simply doesn't work.

The Russian have a negative birth rate.  They are simply too depressed to think about kids.

Think about the USA and our Social Security system.  It was built on the assumption that 30 workers would support one retired person.  Today we find that our pyramid has gone upside down and that soon we may have 2 workers payroll deductions going to support one retired worker.

So what is the main reason people quit having kids?

"Too expensive!"

"Too time consuming!"

"The government will care for me....who needs kids?"

"I have a lot of things I want to do.  Climb the corporate ladder, travel a lot, date lots of women, get some nice cars and would just slow me down!  Plus, who really wants to get married anyway?  That's all so old fashioned!"

Here is what we do know.  In the next 30 years, white people will be the minority in America. Blacks and Hispanics and other brown people will be the majority.  So with black people having 70% of their babies out of wedlock and boys being raised with no you think our society is going to get better....or worse?

God designed THE FAMILY to be the foundation cornerstone of society.  When the family falls apart....the society will fall apart.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Are We Ready For Next Financial Crisis?

The funny thing about financial bubbles and bursts is that everyone always stands around AFTER they have happened and say, "Wow!  We never saw that coming!  We had no idea!!"

And so now with the stock market at record highs, corporate earnings seeming to be robust and bulldozers are working seems that good times are here again!!

Is it really all fixed??  Did we survive the meltdown of 2008 and is it really clear sailing from here on out?

What Will the Next Financial Crisis Look Like—and Are We Ready?

The subprime crisis and the subsequent failure of Lehman Brothers came as such a shock—and the repercussions were so severe that when the time came to mount a response, policymakers were as surprised as the rest of us and woefully unprepared.

In the six years since Lehman’s collapse, much effort has gone into thinking about the next crisis and about how to strengthen financial rules and practices so that the fallout is contained. Has this effort been productive? Will the repercussions of the next crisis be less damaging?

Another Banking Crisis?
The answer, as with many things economic, is: it depends. It depends in particular on the form the next crisis takes. Most obviously, that crisis could be sparked by the collapse of a large bank, similar to bank failures in the United States and other countries in 2007 and 2008. Banks are highly leveraged, and information about their underlying condition can be difficult to obtain. This means that they are always at risk of going bust.

Governments have therefore focused on making the banking system more robust and better able to withstand the failure of a large financial institution. Banks are now required to hold more capital so that they have a larger cushion to absorb losses from the collapse of one of their number. They are now subject to liquidity requirements to ensure that they have adequate resources if the interbank market, on which they borrow overnight, dries up.

But recent financial reforms like the Volcker Rule and changes in capital requirements for banks have made it more expensive for U.S. financial institutions to hold inventories of bills and bonds. Consequently, if there is a sudden movement out of those instruments by the same money managers that have the movement in, their prices could implode.

Liquidity premiums—the extra yield investors demand to own a security when it can’t be converted easily into cash—would explode, and exchange-traded funds with positions in such assets could find themselves unable to redeem their shares. Officials like Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, have been warning of this danger in the hope that warnings will lead investors to be better prepared. Perhaps those warnings will have some effect. Time will tell.

But these, to invoke Donald Rumsfeld, are the “known unknowns.” These are the crisis risks we perceive and for which we are attempting to prepare because they resemble crises past.

There have been bank failures before. The eurozone had a near-death experience in 2012, as I describe here. The sudden surge in yields of which Carney warns would resemble the liquidity crisis that resulted from the failure of the mega-hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management in 1998. These types of crises are likely to be manageable precisely because they have a history.

More dangerous are Rumsfeld’s “unknown unknowns,” the financial crises that come from unanticipated sources. History provides no guidance about their form; all we know is that there will be some. And the other thing financial history tells us for sure is that their impact will be severe.


1 Timothy
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

How many of us Americans are guilty of wanting to get rich?  How many of us have fallen into temptation and a trap with our yearning for more and bigger "stuff"?  How many of us have lost marriages over money?  How many of us have neglected the Word of God because we are so busy chasing the desires of this world?

Friends, it's time to sober up.  Time is short.  Soon He will come for us...or soon we will go to Him....either way, we don't have much time to be busy about The Master's business.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UN Tells Israel to Renounce Nuclear Weapons

The world's focus continues to be on Israel DAILY!  What in the world are we going to do with the tiny little country that so many other nations simply can't tolerate?

Well, today the Arab nations led and overwhelmingly passed another resolution against Israel...this time in involves their nuclear weapons...which Israel has never claimed to have but everyone knows they do.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

The resolution, adopted in a 161-5 vote, noted that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. It called on Israel to "accede to that treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons" and put its nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency.

The United States and Canada were among four countries that joined Israel in opposing the measure, while 18 countries abstained.

Israel is widely considered to possess nuclear arms but declines to confirm it.

The resolution, introduced by Egypt, echoed a similar Arab-backed effort that failed to gain approval in September at the Vienna-based IAEA. At the time, Israel criticized Arab countries for undermining dialogue by repeatedly singling out the Jewish state in international arenas. Israel's U.N. Mission did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.

The U.N. resolution, titled "The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East," pushed for the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East and lamented that U.S.-backed efforts to convene talks were abandoned in 2012.

Israel has long argued that a full Palestinian-Israeli peace plan must precede any creation of a Mideast zone free of weapons of mass destruction. The country also argues that Iran's alleged work on nuclear arms is the real regional threat. Iran denies pursuing such weapons.

General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry moral weight because it is the only body where all 193 U.N. member states are represented.

U.S. representative Robert Wood, in voting against the resolution at the committee-level last month, said the measure "fails to meet the fundamental tests of fairness and balance. It confines itself to expressions of concern about the activities of a single country."

Wood said the U.S. will continue pushing a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, but he warned that such resolutions only undermine prospects for progress.


Israel will never give up it's nuclear weapons.  It is commonly known that they have the "Sampson Option" that they would use if they ever got to the point where they are being over run by their enemies.  If you remember the story of Sampson in the Bible, after the Philistines had put his eyes out and made him perform as a sideshow attraction, he asked the Lord for one more burst of strength and used that strength to push over the pillars he was chained to.  The building collapsed and killed Sampson but also some thousands of Philistines who were standing close by.

Also remember that Israel has never threatened the destruction of another nation on earth.  That can't be said for the Arabs and Persians...both of whom have had governments in place that have openly declared their desire for Israel to be destroyed...and all the Jews run into the sea.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ouija Board is Top Trending Toy for Christmas

Do you think America already has enough problems facing us?  How about throwing a few million demon-possessed teenagers on top of the heap?

Believe it or not, but the Ouija Board — a game that some believe opens the door to the spirit world — is one of the top trending toys that is “making a comeback this season,” according to Google.

And it’s a development that has some faith leaders warning of potentially disastrous repercussions.

Attributing the recent resurgent rise in popularity of the Ouija Board to the October release of a movie called “Ouija,” Google reported on its commerce blog that online searches for the board game are up 300 percent since the film reached the big screen.

An Irish priest who serves as an exorcist spoke on condition of anonymity recently, telling Ireland’s Independent that this development is anything but positive.

Another faith leader, the late Rev. Tom Willis, is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying in 2012 that he personally saw the board game cause a great deal of harm to those who used it.

“A lot more people are dabbling in the occult and having seances, and that is causing a lot of problems,” he said. “In the Sixties, the Ouija board caused so many problems — people ending up in mental hospitals because of what they have experienced.”


"Oh Dennis!  Milton Bradley has been making Ouija Boards for decades!  Lots of us played with them at slumber parties in the 1950's and 1960's and nothing ever really happened!"

Really?  How about the drug culture that exploded in the 1960's and 1970's?

How about the collapse of Christian churches and the false doctrines and false teachers that have exploded in America?

How about the rampant idolatry that makes us have to have the newest cars, the biggest houses, biggest boats and biggest TV's while simply calling it, "The American dream"?

How about the fornication and "free-love" that exploded in the 1960's and '70's?  Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that 110,000,000 Americans have a venereal disease today?

How about the famine of Bible knowledge that has swept our land?

Are they all related?  Probably not.  Satan has a lot of tricks up his sleeve...many of them that make us stumble off the narrow path, and the Ouija Board is just one more...but I do know that the kids of today are being inundated with Satanic messages and images...unlike any other time in history.  The terrifying crap that Hollywood churns out and that our kids spend hours consuming is literally mind numbing.

And I will guarantee that NOTHING GOOD will come from the Hollywood movie called OUIJA and the corresponding increased interest in kids wanting to "play" with Ouija boards.

God warned mankind long ago to have NOTHING to do with familiar spirits....they are from Satan. They were then and they are now.  Nothing has changed...except for the spiritual ignorance of the American people.

"Here Jimmy!  Your dad and I bought you your very own Ouija Board in celebration of Christmas!  Now you can go into your room anytime you like, close your eyes, light a candle and call on your Grandma Louise!  Isn't it great that we are such a spiritual family!"

ISIS Makes Best Videos EVER!

In our unending quest to bring you articles with the words "ever" and "never" in them, today we go to the BBC News and a story about Islam State in Iraq and Syria. (ISIS)

By now it is well known that Islamic State (IS) produces propaganda videos of exceptional quality. They are slick, smart and incredibly powerful. It is no exaggeration to say they are the best-produced videos to have EVER(caps are mine) emerged from the global jihad movement.

This is quite something, given that jihadist groups have always been at the forefront of harnessing new technology for their own ends.

Even with this in mind, the release of another IS video on Sunday was remarkable for a number of reasons. The group's nihilism and gross barbarism is packaged with the kind of artistic care that might be more expected in a Tarantino thriller.

After a long introduction outlining the IS version of history, the group is shown marching 20 men to their deaths.

Menacing sounds - the clanging of swords and the heavy, desperate breathing of men who know what comes next. Slow motion shots capture the stony fear etched on the victims' faces.

Halfway through the slaughter the ringleader - a British man dubbed "Jihadi John" - stops and looks directly into the camera. It is breathtakingly callous.

There is a point to all this violence. It is not for its own sake. IS believes it is divinely commanded to adopt particularly draconian and savage tactics because there is a verse of the Koran which issues a command to "strike terror into [the hearts of] the enemies of Allah".

Although its actual meaning is heavily disputed (even among other jihadists), the easy literalism of the IS approach to the Koran explains why the group films and disseminates grisly videos.

The aim is to build and maintain an asymmetric advantage over their enemies. They want us to be afraid - and we are.

Unlike previous videos which are believed to have been filmed in Raqqah, a Syrian city which serves as Islamic State's stronghold, this one is shot in Dabiq.

The city features in a recorded statement attributed to the Prophet Mohammed, known as hadith. The hadith are very important to Muslims and are regarded as providing another source of law alongside the Koran.

Dabiq features strongly in the eschatological aspects of normative Islamic belief.

Based on Prophetic sayings, IS believes the town will take centre stage in a cosmic battle between East and West. The armies of Islam will triumph and the West will crumble.

IS will have chosen the town for their latest video quite deliberately as Western leaders are taunted to send ground troops. "We will break this last and final crusade," says "Jihadi John".

The video ends with the severed head of Abdul-Rahman Kassig (formerly Peter Kassig), a remarkable and selfless humanitarian worker who helped everyone in Syria regardless of their politics.


OK, let's break this down;
ISIS makes the best videos ever!  If you are a poor, barefoot 15 yr old boy sitting in a mud hut in Muslim land someplace, you could watch a video like this that shows a kid about your age with a rocket launcher on his shoulder, a rifle slung over his back, a grenade in his pouch, wearing a cool uniform and the appeal would be huge!  In America, young boys want to be cowboys, policemen, football players....but in jihad land, millions aspire to be like the "heroes" in the videos.  Furthermore, the video has a message that scrolls across that says, "Respond to Allah and his messenger".

So if you are that barefoot boy who has no money, no women, no hope for glory, no chance at a job, and you believe you are going to hell when you die unless you can come up with a ton of good works...and even then there is no guarantee....WHY WOULDN'T YOU leave your miserable life and head to ISIS glory land....and get you a piece of Allah triumph?

Of course, the lie that the liberal media, the Pope and all the other liberal "Christian" leaders want you to believe is that poverty is the source of all these jihad problems.  They tell us that jihad would probably dry up if we could just pull all these billion people up to the middle class.  They assure us that if that could happen, THEN we would have peace on earth, good will toward men!

That is a lie from the pit of hell.  There are many well off Muslims who still believe it is their job to kill infidels and fight for Allah....remember the rich man named Osama Bin Laden?

Please note that ISIS is now taunting the USA and it's Western allies about how futile the bombings of ISIS actually are.  They want the USA and The West to send boots on the ground!  They want some real soldiers to fight!  Why?  Because, as the article says, their prophecy says they are going to crush the Western powers in a final battle in Dabiq...and they are now in Dabiq cutting people's heads off and chomping at the bit to get this final battle started!!

Meanwhile, back here in USA, Team Obama just fired Chuck Hagel.  Hagel will now join the other two disgruntled exes, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta.  They are all saying that Team Obama is a disaster and has a very poor relationship with the US Military.  Perfect!!  Just what we need as the world appears on the edge of WWIII!

I'm glad God is in total control!  Not that that means America won't be destroyed....but that no matter what happens on this earth, those of us whose lives are in Christ will NEVER be plucked from His hand.

Amen!  Even so, come Lord Jesus!