Saturday, October 30, 2010


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Please watch the following Frontline documentaries on American healthcare(lessness):


From Memorial Hospital on October 30th @ ~1am

Dear Glenn,

I'm typing this from the waiting room of an ICU where my friend Rodney is hospitalized in critical condition due to complications following surgery to remove his bladder and prostate. My friend is in a fight for his life because he has bladder cancer that was successfully treated a few years ago but came back with a vengeance.

You see, in 2008, Rod lost his job after years of service with his company because his health insurance was more expensive than other employees due to his cancer history and his being over 55. Given his age and health history, my friend proved to be unemployable. Also, while unemployed, he lost access to healthcare. When he became one of the 99ers, he was sufficiently impoverished to get Medicaid and when he finally saw a doctor this summer they noticed a tumor in his bladder. The tumor was removed, but subsequent trouble led the doctors to look further and see that the cancer had spread into the bladder wall. Hence, on October 19th, he underwent a cystectomy to have his bladder, prostate and local lymph-nods removed. A few days ago he learned that cancer was found in the prostate and lymph-nods, i.e., it was metastatic stage-IV bladder cancer that is most likely terminal within a year-or-so even with chemotherapy.

This evening Rod called me to let me know he was going in for emergency surgery because his white blood cell count surged and his blood pressure was dropping. I rushed to the hospital and prayed with him around 5:00pm and then he was taken to the operating room. Several hours later one of the surgeons informed us that he was out of surgery and in critical condition. It turns out that a leakage developed from a rupture of his bowel resectioning and this in turn flooded his system with waste requiring more bowel resectioning, emergency irrigation and, at this time, massive infusions of full-spectrum antibiotics and other medications to counter the systemic infection killing his body.

Rodney’s prognosis is grim. Even if he were to survive the next 24-72 hours, he will then face the possibility of another life-endangering rupture in the new resectioning over the next three months. If my friend manages to survive this, he still has bladder cancer spread throughout his body to fight with chemotherapy over the next 12-18 months before the cancer likely ends his life anyways.

Now the whole insanity of this situation is that it would never have occurred in "socialist" nations like Canada, France, Denmark, Sweden, and the majority of advanced nations, because there you have national healthcare systems such that, even when unemployed and/or less fortunate, you'd have access to care. Thus, a 55+ person with a history of bladder cancer will get regular check-ups to make sure that their cancer is not redeveloping and, if it is, it will be dealt with early before spreading such that massive surgery is necessary and death becomes the likely prognosis. Furthermore, the total cost to society under such a situation is far less given that preventative treatment is pennies on the dollar(s) compared to the healthcare now required in, for instance, Rodney's case, and this with a far worse prognosis.

So, Mr. Beck, I would like to ask you to please stop helping to kill my friend Rodney and others like him who are dying because every time you pontificate from your cable television bully pulpit on the evils of socialism and national healthcare you persuade American voters that it is somehow wrong to have a universal healthcare system, paid for by sharing God's wealth blessed to our nation, that would prevent senseless tragedies like the one unfolding around me. Do you really think people like Rod are getting what they deserve?

Furthermore, given that Rod is a devout Christian, I’d like to ask that in his honor you please refrain from abusing Christ's name in your misleading sermons effectively against the virtues of caring for others. You are touting “independence” from collective responsibility IMHO. Jesus was aware that we are each part of an interdependent whole in which we must make sacrifices to love and care for one another lest society dysfunction and people die. God's "Golden Rule" is not that gold rules (watch the commercials during your program someday). I hope you soon figure out what He really means and where your love and words are due.



What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. [James 2:14-17]

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' [Matthew 25:31-40]


Ongoing commentary HERE.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Iran Loads Fuel Into Nuclear Reactor

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Read HERE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

US deploys second aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

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Read HERE.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How can this be?

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10/18 UPDATE: Visualizing A POMO Market: How The Fed Added 400 Points To The S&P

How can this be?

Actual "investors" have been pulling their money from the stock market since the 2008 financial crisis and especially since the May "flash crash", yet equity prices continue to climb seemingly in defiance of economic gravity, likely made possible with the funny money the Fed has been pumping into the financial system:

Certainly Wall Street banksters are pleased with this seeming magic in that they are planning to pay themselves a record $144+ billion in bonuses this year.

The looting of the American economy by the banking PTB den of thieves continues unabated.

No one doth protest because the people and their misleaders have been conditioned not to rock the yacht lest they be "punished" again. One wonders if "Foreclosuregate" is pushing the envelope of what the serpents of Mammon are willing to tolerate:

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

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The word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. [Ezekiel 38:1-3]

I've long contended that Russia is using Iran to trigger World War Three. Iran's nuclear program, which has been developed with Moscow's assistance even though the Russians should seemingly fear Islamic extremists having the bomb as much as the West, seems more geared to provoke a fight with Israel than to actually complete a nuclear weapon. Furthermore, the seemingly insane, virulently anti-semitic Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was placed in power through sham elections in 2005 and again in 2009 to further stoke tensions with Israel.

However, to-date Israel has not taken the bait and triggered the all-out East-West war Russia has long been planning.

While we are past what I deemed to be seasonally the most dangerous point in 2010 for the Grand Supercycle crash and associated global war as I've been warning about for so long, it is still the often "black" month of October. What's more, with contentious congressional elections in November, the U.S. government is distracted and we are strategically vulnerable if Russia is planning its surprise attack this year.

Given that mass mood may be reaching an utterly irrational extreme with the DJIA trading above the psychologically important 11,000 mark, one should remain alert. On this score, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's current visit to Lebanon bears watching:

Is President "Imanutjob" looking to pick a fight with the Jewish state using Iran's Lebanon proxy state?

Let's hope and pray not because, if so, there will be very limited time to bug-out before the missiles fly.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Efficient Insanity On Wall Street

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One of my favorite clips from South Park, "The Importance of Saving Money":

This captures the inherent fraud and utter insanity underlying the fractional reserve banking system and Wall Street where financial firms seek to profit from gambling with other people's money with government/taxpayer backing in the event the given bets go wrong.

We are likely approaching the end-game of this gambit with the development of what I deem to be "efficient insanity" on Wall Street as computers have taking control of the trading activity on exchanges with the propensity for extremes of greed and fear "programmed in" to the algorithms used to make buy and sell decisions.

Here are some excellent videos revealing the "efficient insanity" that has taken shape on Wall Street starting with a 60 Minutes segment that appeared yesterday evening:

Also see: The Trillion Dollar Bet

Where will this mislead? doesn't take a quant to figure it out. We saw the first taste of what can happen with the May 6th "flash crash":

Interestingly, the flash crash occurred right after I was kicked out of my Bible study by the assistant pastor of my church. Certainly there is great truth to the following passage which we all must heed (including myself):

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also....No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." [Matthew 6:19-21;24]

Literally, the "wealth" we accumulate in this ill-fated world can be gone in a "flash".

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A Birthday Wish For 'Rex Mundi'

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The Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. [Ephesians 6:10-18]

Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. [Revelation 6:4]

Today is the birthday of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who I believe is "Rex Mundi", i.e., The King of the World. In the words of my Russian nationalist friend, Vladimir Putin is deemed by his followers to be "God's Anointed Orthodox Autocratic Tsar" or, as they like to think, Tsar of Tsars, destined to rule over the world with an iron rod. In biblical prophecy this persona is better known as the historical usurper of Christ, i.e., the Antichrist:

On this occasion, I'd like to wish Rex Mundi an eternal swim in the lake of burning sulfur as spelled out in Revelation, unless, of course, he's willing to confess to his deceitful, murderous ways (of which the world has only seen the beginning), repent before the true God of Creation and abdicate his throne to the rightful heir of the Kingdom of God, i.e., me.

Of course, most reading this, particularly in the secular, scientifically-minded West, don't know what the heck I'm writing about since they are effectively "unbelievers". This is par for the course of the strong delusions dominating this world. The reality is that this universe within which we dwell is, for all intents and purposes, FICTIONAL and only the MEANING of HIStory is eternal in any sense. After all, how is prophecy possible unless there is an Author who knows future chapters before they unfold? We are living in the midst of an epic drama being authored by the God of LOVE in which the antagonist is the god of HATE currently headquartered in the Kremlin. I believe I'm the protagonist, the Lamb of God, destined to conquer the Evil One and save this ill-fated world from otherwise certain self-destruction by wielding the sword of TRUTH which is relative in this subjective realm by definition.

As for Christianity, which should be on my side, unfortunately even The Sons of Light are not with me at this juncture as the darkness of the beast's deceit has blinded this entire world. While the odds are seemingly completely against me, I suggest you don't bet against Christ for I know the God of all Creation is on my side.

“You are the children of your father, the Devil, and you want to follow your father’s desires. From the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies.” [John 8:44]

"Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out." [John 12:31]

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wall Street is Googled

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There's a very interesting segment around 40 minutes into the following video on "quants" reviewing how the "black box algorithms" being used in high-frequency trading are literally googled into internet news streams to make instantaneous large-scale buy and sell decisions:

Here is what this can do when a simple false piece of information gets processed:

On September 8, 2008, the price of UAL shares fell by nearly 99% in fifteen minutes to $0.01 US amid rumors of another bankruptcy, before NASDAQ temporarily halted trading. The rumors were traced to an old story on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel website about the 2002 bankruptcy being picked up by Google News and subsequently presented by Bloomberg LPas breaking story. The share price subsequently recovered most of its value. [Wiki | More]

Price "value" can simply go *poof* in a matter of minutes no matter the worthiness of the effective information.

The panic decision-making system is in place as never before and is literally connected to the internet information stream.

With the "Flash Crash" in May we got to see just how dangerous the current state-of-affairs on Wall Street can be when the mood of the crowd shifts:

*YouTube playlist of the whole May mini-panic*

One of the principle indicators of the May flash crash was the TED spread. Monday it started to climb, leading to the sell-off in markets that day.

I believe this is key. The financial system might be overly-sensitized as recurring crises have been "modeled in". Thus, just the hint of trouble can trigger over-reactions that in and of themselves have an effect creating the potential for a self-reinforcing "falling dominoes" dynamic of extraordinary magnitude. Since quants seek to program in a reasonable automated response to the potential unreasonable responses of other market participants, they're collectively creating the basis for efficient insanity. It's as if the dynamics have formed for man as a species to suffer a collective psychotic break with little warning and lead-up. Even so, some "new information" would have to enter the "system" to trigger a given panic. Seasonality suggests we are at the end of the window of maximum vulnerability in 2010 to such a dynamic today, although between now and early-November remains a period of significant concern.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Sign? - Presidential Seal Falls Off Podium During Obama Speech

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The presidential seal fell off the podium during a speech by President Barack Obama to Fortune magazine's "Most Powerful Women Summit" at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. today. The President responded with a cool demeanor, "Whoops. Was that my....ah? Oh goodness. That's alright. All of you know who I am!"

Well, do we know who you are, Barack Hussein Obama or, per your last known legal name, Barry Soetoro?

"Barack Obama" is a unique name. In fact, according to U.S. census data only one person in the U.S. had that name in 2008 when he was elected. Yet, a record search on "Barack Obama" yields some 80 different addresses and 27 different social security numbers, and the one SS# that Obama has used most regularly starts with the digits "042" which means the number was issued in Connecticut, where he has never resided.

So who really is President Barack Obama?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Murderous Love?

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What can one say?

See my prior blog, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil..."
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