Tuesday, June 30, 2009
On top of that, I have just discovered that the archives page (which is maintained by my producer) is offline/ gone. This has apparently wiped out the iTunes uplink as well as the archive player on my blog.
Sorry about this... we know there are many disappointments in this life- it goes with the territory. God is good and I will do my best to restore everything as soon as I possibly can.
Keep your chin up!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Immobilienblasen has noticed a rather curious tendency for China to overpay in "China Inc." Deal Premiums. What exactly is that all about?
Well, imagine you had a bunch of money... err... US dollars for example. You've also got a bunch more of these US dollars coming in daily. You don't believe they will hold their value. So you don't really want them. That is quite a problem.
The first trick is to get rid of them... without actually seeming to get rid of them. The second trick is to get rid of them in such as way as to not destroy their value.... yet.
The single best way to do this of course is to use your US dollars to buy hard assets. This looks "normal". It isn't nearly as obvious as "diversifying" your currency reserves. China is doing exactly that. The "China recovery" story is nothing of the sort. The Chinese demand for commodities is not a function of economic growth but rather a function of hoarding. There are Consequences to this Phantom Commodity Bull Market which will become apparent soon enough.
China has been buying into oil with size and at a premium. This has analysts puzzled:
"Sinopec’s offer is equivalent to $34 a barrel of proved reserves and $14 a barrel of proved and probable reserves. The African transaction average in 2007, when the average crude price is similar to current prices, was $14.40 a barrel for proved reserves and $9.90 for proved and probable reserves, respectively. On a proved basis, the 2007 average suggests $3.1 billion total value for the deal. Therefore, $7.2 billion implies a 135% premium."
But when it becomes obvious to investors the world over that a US dollar devaluation is the only possible way to manage the kind of debt burden the US has accumulated, those premiums will vanish instantly. Oil quoted in US dollars could easily make new highs beyond $147 in such a scenario. China will not only have safe guarded the wealth of its citizens by owning oil fields, but will also have increased the global political power of the country thru the acquisition these strategic assets.
While the US empire has stumbled and is desperately trying to avoid a faceplant, the Chinese have taken the opportunity to break out into a sprint. Even in a best case scenario where the US pulls off a miraculous recovery, valuable ground will have been lost and the global balance of power will never again be the same.
China Reiterates Call for New World Reserve Currency (Update4): "China’s central bank renewed its call for a new global currency and said the International Monetary Fund should manage more of members’ foreign-exchange reserves, triggering a decline in the U.S. dollar.
“To avoid the inherent deficiencies of using sovereign currencies for reserves, there’s a need to create an international reserve currency that’s delinked from sovereign nations,” the People’s Bank of China said in its 2008 review released today. The IMF should expand the functions of its unit of account, Special Drawing Rights, the report said.
The restatement of Governor Zhou Xiaochuan’s proposal in March added to speculation that China will diversify its currency reserves, the world’s largest at more than $1.95 trillion. Chinese investors, the biggest foreign owners of U.S. Treasuries, reduced holdings by $4.4 billion in April to $763.5 billion after Premier Wen Jiabao expressed concern about the value of dollar assets.
That reduction came a month after China boosted its holdings by $23.7 billion to a record.“Zhou Xiaochuan sees the current international financial system is flawed, putting too much emphasis on the dollar as a reserve currency,” said Kevin Lai, an economist with Daiwa Institute of Research in Hong Kong.
President Barack Obama needs the support of China as the U.S. tries to spend its way out of recession. The Dollar Index that measures the currency’s performance against six trading partners fell as much as 0.8 percent to 79.779 at 1:11 p.m. in London. U.S. Treasuries were little changed with the 10-year yield at 3.53 percent."
We find ourselves embracing this Keynesian philosophy of deficit spending...
Here is where readers of my blog might want to read between the lines.
If you believe that we are going to see more government spending/money printing...then you will want to protect yourself accordingly. How so? Buying food, water, commodities that will rise in price (inflation) due to the devaluation of the dollar.
(I don't know how much of this I agree with but just the idea that two students studying the origins of flu viruses were murdered, leaves one to ponder)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We can learn from the story of Noah. Not only did God deliver Noah FROM the flood but he also told Noah to build protection from the flood. Further, Noah was also instructed to grow and store extra food for the ark (Genesis 6:21).
And, we also see in Genesis:
41:53-57 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the sevens years of dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
If mommy is a commie then you gotta turn her in.
This so-called North American Union, it asserts, is part of a larger plot by an amorphous, amoral group of powerful elite — including but not limited to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Rockefellers — to take over planet Earth. Call it the New World Order.
Here is CNN's Crossfire from 1983. Congressman McDonald was chairman of the John Birch Society and only three months later, McDonald died in the Korean aircraft that was shot down that year by the Russians. It is interesting to hear his words in this video because McDonald was really a pioneer in the unveiling of the New World Order. It is also interesting to note that one of the hosts, Tom Braden, was a former CIA agent turned news man (that happens a lot).
There are a couple of verses I want to leave for you as food for thought on this day:
Acts 1: 10-11
And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel (Bruce- two angels who looked like men)
Which also said, you men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into Heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into Heaven.
If I may be so bold, what I would suggest to everyone reading is that these Spirit men were telling the crowd, "HEY... why are you standing around looking up for Jesus when there is SO MUCH WORK to be done!"
If you are born again, you can thank those folks that they listened to the angels! Because if they would have stayed focused on the clouds or would have chosen a solitary life, we probably would not have received the gospel in our time.
Bible prophecy is very important..but so is the complete work of the gospel, particularly the spread of the good news and the corresponding harvest (whether or not it comes) we seek when we plant seeds in our community. This is the work we have been commissioned to do. To do less is to not do the work that was given to us.
I heard a man of God say, "Be ready like Jesus is coming back today, but work for the salvation of the world and the betterment of the world around you like you will be here for the next 100 years." I believe that is the correct attitude.
Matthew 24:42 says you do not know what hour the Lord cometh...while Matthew 24:43 describes his coming as a thief that sneaks into your house. In many ways, we can know that in bad times there is a possibility that a thief may come ...but we do not know when - the thief can even come in good times (as verse 38 says regarding a 'business, or sin, as usual attitude when our Lord returns').
Most of us believe we know everything with a passion. This is why there is so much heated discussion between even Christians. I grew up in the church, the actions of people don't really surprise me that much anymore.
However, if we could focus on the world around us with that same passion and obey God in what we do, we might actually experience a revival in this land. Wouldn't that be a better scenario?
It is very "clear" that we see through a glass darkly. All of us.
As is stated in 1 John 3:2-
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
We have no clue about a lot of things because we have not been given those answers...because we do not need to know- yet.
The scriptures are very clear on the role of the Church in these days...unfortunately, there are not too many laborers... mostly armchair philosophers selling books that couldn't even come close to the Word of God...
We pray that it may change....
Revelation 22:20 gives us a reminder that Jesus will come back quickly... so it is important to always be ready.
Ok, back to work...
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Bernanke not only threatens that there will be economic problems should Congress audit the Fed (like there are NOT problems NOW!), but he also says that Congress would be taking over monetary policy!
Of course! The Constitution says that Congress is supposed to issue the money- not a private bank that charges the United States interest for every cent they print!
Some news about Twitter:
One of my targets on Twitter are celebrities. I am trying to inform some of them about what is going on in the world. One of them that I have been talking to (and you may have seen some of those updates above- I love tweeting news anchors like Anderson Cooper and ask him to explain his connection to the CIA and Skull & Bones) is Kathy Ireland- former supermodel, actress, writer and businesswoman. She is also a Christian and currently in Honduras on a missions trip. I said all that to say that I noticed that Kathy Ireland is now following me- which means she is getting my updates. I pray that she wakes up and can use her platform to reach other people...
Also, I just noticed that actor Ashton Kutcher has just posted in Twitter that the White House just asked him to post this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/GetTested/
For those of you who do not see the connection between politicians, the media and celebrities must find it weird that an actor would be the mouthpiece / public relations of the White House. Could this be why the actors and actresses on Twitter, for the most part, have been calling for action in Iran?
Wouldn't surprise me.
We have all heard that the U.S. economy cannot go the way of Argentina in 2001 when foreign investors expressed lost confidence in the government and refused to roll over maturing short-term government bonds. Money fled the country as foreign currency reserves dwindled. A balance of payments crisis facilitated by investor panic led to the very outcome investor’s feared: the world’s largest ever sovereign bond default, a collapsing currency, and hyperinflation.
That can never happen here in the U.S., we are told. The U.S. owes its foreign debts in its own currency. U.S. lenders will never shoot themselves in the foot by allowing a dollar debt and currency crisis to develop because they depend on the U.S. for trade to support their own domestic economies; foreign central banks will continue to step in for the U.S. where the IMF failed Argentina. They will keep buying U.S. debt forever no matter how large U.S. fiscal deficits become or how much bad debt the Federal Reserve takes onto its balance sheet.
But this no more than an argument that an exact replica of an Argentina 2001 debt and currency crisis is unlikely in the U.S., and of course that is true. But that does not mean that a related, equally unseemly but fundamentally different catastrophic result may follow from similar causes and triggers. Evidence abounds that the U.S. is trapped in a cycle from which a kind of Argentine style default with U.S. characteristics is all but inevitable.
Here we take a deep dive into the macro economics of the Argentine crisis—GDP growth, consumption, investment, inflation, industrial production, unemployment and a dozen other details of the Argentine economy in the period before it collapsed at the end of 2001. We compare the same macro economic measures during the U.S. economic crisis that started in 2008.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. For the most part, I think I'm going to take a couple days off. The archive should be up soon - but if my producer does not have it up by sometime tomorrow, I'll send him a note as a reminder.
Have a great weekend!
PS. . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord —Jeremiah 1:8
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Jesus said, " I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It is abundantly clear we need guidance in these days....
Where can we get those answers?
The Bible holds all the answers to your questions.
I know that many believe that it is too late for the United States and we should not pray for our nation. I do respect their opinion on this matter. It is abundantly clear that God does not approve of the course we have taken on so many issues. As stated, Woe unto those who call evil good. There is a lot of that going on, isn't there?
Still, I'm either going to have to be raptured or martyred before I give up on this country, freedom and liberty. Maybe I'm wrong... maybe I'm misguided... but it is not for me to just sit there and watch the cookie crumble. However, I do respect all opinions and sincere views/ beliefs.
However, if God still loves his children and there are children of God in the United States, it stands to reason that he will deliver us as he did Lot (move us or take us home?) or he will hear our prayer for revival.
Because, didn't he instruct us --
2 Chronicles 7:14... If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Father, bring revival, heal this land, allow us to be an instrument to bring a harvest of souls into your kingdom and may we be a blessing to you....
I have so many things bursting forth on where I want this blog to go...
"But Bruce, America is too far gone!"
And, Lazarus was too far dead.
I was told recently that the old hymn "I'll fly away" was written during the Great Depression because many Christians believed that the Depression was evidence that the rapture was going to take place (and a decade later, Hitler was the sign). Christians wanted to bolt out of here, rather than be the blessing of the unsaved who might have been yet saved.
Do you remember what Jesus asked the Father?
I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.
We are His living witnesses and we must take that seriously.
As Thou didst send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
Did he send us into the world to wait for Him or to be proactive (please please please..these are general statements, I am thinking of no one in particular as I write this- no need to email me)?I say this in love....we are brothers and sisters of His family...let my words be a blessing to you... He wants us here now doing His good work and He says He will keep us from the evil one!
Let's do this together! Let's join in agreement for the salvation of our neighbors...Let's create havoc for evil, rather than wringing our hands that the devil's a' winnin' (woe is me)... Granted as many rightly point out, the church isn't doing it's job for the most part...but that doesn't mean we are also not accountable for the lost, for the evil we allow to triumph in our country, in our abortion clinics, the starving people who will never see a Savior give them food to eat, the naked who will never be clothed.
How can we escape the world with our tail between our legs? Doesn't the Word say we are overcomers?
I'm sorry... but I haven't begun... I want to leave a bigger legacy. How about you?
(fyi... cat passed away today... you really don't know how much love you put into an animal -or how much you received- until they are gone)
I Don't Trust Glenn Beck But... Here Is The Latest On Ron Paul's Efforts To Audit The Federal Reserve
www.endthefed.us <---- Here is the place to go to find out where your nearest tea party is on the 4th of July weekend! We must stand up for what is right...
If we don't get this win, then this blog will institute phase two which will be getting off the grid...but please, please, please get out of debt and make some preparations (as Noah once did) for the storm ahead. Preparation in all aspects of your life is important. Spiritual, financial, physical....
Are We In For A Long Winter?
December 20, 2007
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven -Ecclesiastes
Professor Nickolai Kondratieff was an economist in Russia during the Stalin years. In 1926, he published “Long Waves in Economic Life” which was viewed as a Stalin directed ‘smackdown’ because it seemed to criticize certain policies. Eventually, Kondratieff was imprisoned and, later, executed.
One surviving piece of Kondratieff’s economic conclusions was that Capitalist societies go through booms lasting 50-60 years. These booms are followed by inevitable busts. Kondratieff’s work was documented in the 1920’s and was, seemingly, proven with the 1930’s depression less than 10 years later. The good news is that his research concluded that Capitalist societies tend to ultimately survive these natural economic occurrences.
There are four seasons, or phases, in the Kondratieff cycle. These are: Spring (inflation), Summer (stagflation), Autumn (deflationary growth), and Winter (depression).
Many economists argue that the validity of the K-Wave cycle is non-existent now due to the great manipulation that goes on today with Central Banks. However, the real question, in my mind, is: do Central Banks avert crashes or prolong them (and make them worse)?
So, the difficulty then becomes the understanding of where we are in the cycle. One of the ways to determine this is how bad the credit collapse is and how much worse it can get. The Kondratieff wave is, among other things, a study of debt collection.
The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins on Wednesday will consider adoption of a document calling for “new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives to provide additional stable sources of development finance...” This is U.N.-speak for global taxes. They are anything but “voluntary” for the people forced to pay them. [Read Cliff's book: "Global Bondage: The UN Plan to Rule The World"]
The most “popular” proposals, which could generate tens of billions of dollars in revenue for global purposes, involve taxes on greenhouse gas emissions and financial transactions such as stock trades.
The document was agreed to at an informal meeting of expert “facilitators” and was made available on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. It is doubtful that any changes will be made to it.
The conference was postponed from June 1-3 and will now take place June 24-26 at the U.N. in New York. While the “outcome document” has been watered down somewhat from the previous version, it still reaffirms attainment of the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, which would require the payment of $845 billion from U.S. taxpayers. A commitment to the MDGs was a stated objective of the Global Poverty Act, which Barack Obama had introduced as a U.S. senator. It requires the U.S. to devote 0.7 percent of Gross National Income to foreign aid.
Now, as President, Obama can bypass the Congress and simply direct his Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to approve the U.N. conference document. Then the pressure will be increased on Congress to come up with the money and satisfy our “international commitments.”
This is the pattern that he followed in regard to more money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After agreeing at the G-20 summit to provide more money for the IMF, the Obama White House slipped the cash and credit into the recently passed emergency war funding bill. The Obama White House had added billions in cash, as well as a $100 billion line of credit, for the IMF.
Cracks seen in foundation of U.S. housing recovery
Recovery's Missing Ingredient: New Jobs
I really believe that excess money, if you have any, should be set aside and/or spent on things you are absolutely going to need in the future. The days of credit card excess are over!
What will you need, for sure....?
Shelter - you will need to live someplace but when you factor in everything you need to maintain a house, it's probably a better deal to just rent a house! You get the same benefit as ownership with a whole lot less expense and a landlord that has to make the repairs.
I would also start looking at purchasing products that will help you in emergencies. We're going to list all of that here over the next few days, weeks, months and, possibly, years. I will need some input at times if anyone has ideas...and if anyone would like to write a guest blog post about overcoming these times (could range from the spiritual to the financial), that would be great.
In the meantime, here is a very popular Survival blog. Now, I'm not telling everyone to go out and hide in the woods...but what I am saying is that a little bit of preventative knowledge goes a long way. Many people will retort, We Should Just Trust The Lord. However, God gave you a brain. Many people who thought they were exercising faith and 'revelation' from God have found themselves on the raw end of the foreclosure process. We should trust the Lord. We should also take advantage of the brains he gave us, too.
Check out this blog...sometimes it is good, sometimes not so great...but a decent primer, nonetheless:
Give it a go, kick the tires and decide if you like it:
The ACLU defends anonymous newspaper commenters
Maggie McLetchie, a lawyer for the ACLU in Nevada, is defending four people whose names she does not know. Her boss knows their names, she said, but she doesn’t, and it’s her goal to make sure nobody else does either.
The ACLU was approached recently by four people who left anonymous comments on a story about a tax evasion trial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A subpoena has been issued demanding the IP addresses, email addresses and any other information about them in an attempt to identify who they are. Prosecutors claim that these commenters were leaving threats against the jury and the prosecutor in the case.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
—Romans 10:8-11, 17
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
—1 Peter 1:6-9
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
—1 John 5:4
Iran is well known for filtering the net, but the government has moved to do the same for mobile phones.
Nokia Siemens Network has confirmed it supplied Iran with the technology needed to monitor, control, and read local telephone calls.
Further in the article:
"Western governments, including the UK, don't allow you to build networks without having this functionality."
Please allow me to help you.
Email me at Bruce@BruceDCollins.com
US To Trade Gold Reserves For Cash Through Cash4Gold.com
Please forgive me: I don't know anything about The Onion (I know it was parody, that's about it). I have been warned that The Onion is sometimes very 'crude' (I didn't ask the person to elaborate). So, with that in mind, I have seen the video above regarding the cash4gold.com and that part is clean. I can't vouch for anything if you watch more than that.
JASON HOMMEL: WILL PEOPLE EVER LEARN?
Hosea 4:6"My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children."
When I first read that, over ten years ago, I ignorantly thought, "how unfair of God! If God's so smart, why doesn't he inform his people then?" But I did not have knowledge at the time, of course, which is why I misunderstood. See, God did inform his people, repeatedly. The problem is that the people didn't listen. Even worse, when they do hear the truth, they actively rejected it.
Later, I learned that God often hides knowledge from people, which tends to glorify God in the long run. It also gives us who have diligently sought out Godly knowledge, a chance to help explain things to people, which is quite an honor.
Here's just a bit of Godly knowledge that people are rejecting today:
God said to not trust false idols, and that unjust weights and measures are an abomination, he said to not steal, to not defraud widows and orphans, to not withhold from the worker his daily wages (in the form of pension plans), and to not lend and oppress people through usury (interest on loans), and to not borrow, and to not become surety for a friend (that's co-signing for loans), and to not reject the king of kings and set up an earthly king (such as governments who will only steal from the people). But do people listen? No, they actively reject such teaching as antiquated and unimportant.
After rejecting all of God's advice for how to become prosperous, people will become very, very poor, and even the prayers of their starving children may not be answered! After the crash of false wealth in paper money, after people get tired of shooting each other to get basic supplies, and after most of the criminals who try that foolish approach get shot by people protecting their property, people are going to need something to use to trade, besides ammo, cigarettes, and alcohol, to use to trade for food. Gold won't work either, since even the smallest piece of gold, a 1/10th oz. piece is over $100 today. But what about after the crash, how much worse will gold be for small purchases? A full ounce of gold could easily be worth a modest home after the crash, and is thus completely unsuitable for regular daily commerce.
Silver will be desperately needed for daily commerce, like buying food. Without silver, you might as well starve, even if you have gold, because you will NEVER be able to buy any groceries with an ounce of gold. You won't even be able to buy alcohol, cigarettes, or ammo with an ounce of gold; the gold will be far too valuable, and would buy an entire store full, assuming the stores are full, and they won't be.
Even gold owners will be forced to trade their gold for silver for daily commerce. If I had $1000 bills today, I would not get very far in my town today; $1000 bills certainly exist, but many stores still have trouble breaking a hundred!
And they will trade gold for silver at a ratio of perhaps 1 gold coin for 10 silver ounces, or even 1 to 5, if they need to, which they will.
Thus, those people who own a controlling interest in silver, will become absolute masters of nearly all industry and commerce.
Here's the truth. Most people will never be fortunate enough to buy silver under $100/oz. They will pay far more. Why? Because the math won't let the majority of people buy silver for any less.
See, even if there were 300 million oz. of silver available annually to investors, out of the 600 million ounces produced annually, it's really only about 100 million oz. annually that investors are buying, then at $100/oz., that would only be up to $30 billion out of at least $100 trillion (which is $100,000 billion) of paper wealth that needs to be protected by buying real silver. See, less than 3% of 1% of the world's wealth can buy any silver below $100/oz. That's why the inflation storm will be unstoppable.
And that's why it's mathematically proven that the majority of the paper wealth of the world will be utterly destroyed before it has a chance to protect itself by buying silver.
Here's another way to put it, mathematically speaking. Real wealth is measured by real money, which is real silver. So, as silver goes up in value, the existing pile of silver will increase the wealth of all those who hold silver. While at the same time, the pile of paper money loses value. But it's not one to one. See, if silver doubles in value, from $15 to $30/oz., the existing pile of paper money decreases in "silver purchasing power" by 50%, and the existing wealth of silver increases by 100%. But the decrease in paper value is orders of magnitude greater than the increases in silver wealth, and so the process must continue. So, as the world loses $50 trillion in wealth, as silver doubles, the existing silver in the world, which is maybe only 20 billion ounces, gains $15/oz on the way to $30, which is an increase of only $300 billion, which is $0.3 trillion.
WGC welcomes US' IMF gold sale approval http://www.commodityonline.com/goldnews/WGC-welcomes-US-IMF-gold-sale-approval-2009-06-22-18868-3-1.html
"Last week, the US House of Representatives approved an agreement to allow US members of the IMF board to agree the proposed $13 billion sale of 400 tonnes of IMF gold to shore up its finances."Since the news was released a few days ago, the gold market has not significantly changed, and the amount is less than the prior gold sales agreements of 500 tonnes.
Bible Verses on how to Manage Money November, 2005
Then, there is this news (and I present it to you with my recommendation that you might want to think about living within your means and setting aside some cash):
“Some US embassies worldwide are being advised to purchase massive amounts of local currencies,” writes Harry Schultz, “enough to last them a year.” Schultz publishes the Harry Schultz Letter, an international investment, financial, economic, and geopolitical newsletter named as “Newsletter of the Year” by Peter Brimelow of Market Watch in 2005 and 2008.
Schultz believes the global elite are in the process of engineering an FDR-style “bank holiday” of undetermined length in order to “sort-out the bank mess” and impose new bank rules.
Lesson of this blog post: Be ready financially (if you can). Set aside some money. Find dollar alternatives, such as commodities. Foreign currencies like the Canadian dollar might not be a bad idea either.
There have been ups and downs and unless you actually do a show and prepare for interviews (based on books that the guest has written), it really is hard to explain the difficulties and rewards that go into doing an internet radio program. It takes a lot more work than it appears. In fact, one of the first interviews I ever did, I had to end it at 45 minutes because I ran out of material. I'm happy to say that never happens now.
Anyway, as I wrote previously, I want to take the blog in a new direction at times. I want to provide answers to upcoming situations that all of us may find ourselves in. I want to be prepared spiritually, mentally, financially, and physically to the trials ahead. With that in mind, you will notice these changes as the days proceed.
Also, there will be changes to The Big Finale...maybe not as huge...because I'm not sure that the tone of the program will change (the program is not really - or I'm not trying to- have it connected to this blog). The Big Finale will still be the same types of topics that we have been discussing for over 3 years. However, there will be a big change to the program...but I will say more about that soon.
Thanks for reading this long winded post :-)
If you don't know who he was, there is a website that chronicled his ministry: http://www.smithwigglesworth.com/
One thing that I remembered from reading his biography many years ago was that the man never read a newspaper. Don't know why that hangs around in my mind. But, Smith never stayed glued to the news. In fact, if you asked him about this news story and that event, he'd know nothing about it. He only was concerned about God's word and what IT said.
I didn't know the man. So, I can only comment on what I have heard about him.
By all accounts, his ministry was huge and his impact was legendary. If half of the stories of miracles and salvation are true, Smith was truly a man of great faith.
And, is this because of his obsession with the Scriptures and that his eyes were not on the events of the world?
There is another story that Smith Wigglesworth claimed was true. He woke up one night and Satan was standing in his room.
What did Smith do? He simply said," Oh, it's you." And, then he rolled over and went back to bed.
If true, this is major. This is heavy.
Most of us with our styrofoam swords and plastic shields would cower at the sight of evil (and I am no where near the faith of Mr. Wigglesworth). But, the thoughts that go over in my mind are... at this critical juncture...should I be looking less at the signs?
I mean, Smith Wigglesworth didn't get this magnitude of faith by reading the gloom and doom. He also did not impact his world by being concerned about the cares of this world. And, by removing himself from the cares and fears...he delighted himself in the faith.
I'm thinking about the child that looks up at the big Father and reaches up to hold His hand. Dad wouldn't let us down, would he?
Is this how we remove ourselves from the cares of this world? It says you are not "of the world." In part, is this what it means? If I am not of this world and I am of another Kingdom, shouldn't the news of my Kingdom be more important than the news of this world?
These are big thoughts and, by the way, whenever you read one of these posts, all the thoughts I am posing to myself...not to you. Because, sometimes when I have been informing...perhaps I was not helping.
It was suggested to me a long time ago by my brother that I should turn my blog into 'answers' rather than the doom and gloom. But, sometimes you get caught up in warning.
I realize by posting a column like this, it may cause you to realize that a daily dose of a blog like this is not in your best interests. At this point, if it is not, then I would be pleased if you did not venture here.
However, what I would like to do in the weeks ahead is move this blog into a better balance with the realization that society needs true hope. And, true hope only comes from Jesus Christ.
Most of us (again, this is for me) want to knock the church or knock the government. There is a large amount of truth within the criticism that you see rampant on the internet. However, another thing we need to acknowledge, much of this happened on our watch. And, to those like me who post on how bad things are, are we bearing fruit that shows just how spiritual we are? Is there a revival breaking out around us, with those we come in contact with, because they see the power and testimony of Jesus Christ in us? Or, is our spiritual bravado and razor edge criticism of the church the only thing that calls out from our spider-webbed souls? Are our brave, pious soaked words exclusive to the internet and polar opposite to our actions in the 'real' world?
Time is short and watchmen are important. I don't want you to think I am discouraging that. We all know that different men and women had different roles in the Kingdom. For instance, John The Baptist was "fire and brimstone" while Paul was firm but showed much more compassion. There is a place for every type.
Anyway, there really isn't a conclusion yet to this post... but we know where we are headed. :-)
Monday, June 22, 2009
-Passenger questioned about large amount of cash
-He says the money was from sale of political merchandise
-ACLU is suing Homeland Security Secretary on behalf of passenger
-TSA says movement of large sums of cash may be investigated
On a recording a TSA agent can be heard berating Bierfeldt. One sample: "You want to play smart(expletive), and I'm not going to play your (expletive) game."
Bierfeldt is director of development for the Campaign for Liberty, an outgrowth of the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He was returning from a regional conference March 29 when TSA screeners at Lambert-St. Louis (Missouri) International Airport saw a metal cash box in his carry-on bag. Inside was more than $4,700 dollars in cash -- proceeds from the sale of political merchandise like T-shirts and books.
Close your eyes for a moment because I'm about to use some strong language.
TSA IS A BUNCH OF GOOFS!
There, I said it. And, I'll say something else as shocking:
This is one time I'm praying for an ACLU WIN !!!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Please pray for this troubled soul that God would break the bondage that has gripped this individual and that He would give him peace and that he would find salvation in Jesus Christ.
Operation Blackjack has received a lot of attention from a host of websites recently (great ones like www.lookupfellowship.com and www.pidradio.com). It is a bit of an eerie story and strangely conspicuous by its' bizarre nature. However, the counterbalance is that 'telegraphing' (in the UK Telegraph, no less :-) ) this type of event if it happens would most assuredly indict the Elites as a form of evidence.
I believe that this event will not happen ... and Believers really shouldn't be too worried about it. First, if it does happen and you find yourself in Glory on Monday... well, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Not too bad, eh?
However, the primary reason I believe this is simply a distraction and a fear tactic (remember fear is a tool used by evil- the Word tells us this)- I could be wrong- but studying the globalists, I think the last thing they want to do right now is to totally destroy the economic base of the United States overnight- and I will tell you why- they are already sucking the life out of this country economically, while the employees in the US are working harder to give the globalists more financial leverage AND more power.
At this point, a terrorist attack in, say, Northern California or Washington, DC, would take out a large percentage of globalists too (and their corporations). The globalists are already winning in the United States (but so far, they have not taken over the dictatorships like in Venezuala and Iran- but they're working on it!).
There is also another aspect too--
The Blackjack story seems to blame right wing and Christian 'extremism' for the attack. Yet another form of media putting the blame of all the ills in the world on Christianity and those who think outside the New World Order Box. So, it also conditions the reader.
And, if these types of silly media induced warnings can get enough conspiracy 'kooks' (like me) to keep reporting on events that never happen, this would be further disensitization of the mass public. Because, if the conspiracists are always crying Chicken Little over stuff that never happens, who will listen when the sky is actually falling?
I believe the reason why the Bible tells us that all of "these things" are the beginning of birth pangs is that we are going to see A LOT of this! And, if we are not careful and do not have our eyes rightly placed where they should be- we are going to get sucked into this frenzy.
Now, it's good that websites report on these things... but the challenge for all of us is that when we encounter those around us face to face, do we tell them about Jesus and what is in the Word (even Bible Prophecy is good..if it is grounded in the Word) or do we talk about 20 mile wide objects coming toward Earth (from hosts who once appeared on Coast to Coast AM and said that Jack and the Beanstalk was a true story!) and Operation Blackjack?
When dealing with the unbelievers in our sphere of influence, it is important to share the WORD, not the MEDIA. The Word will never steer us wrong, the media will. They always have and they always will.
And, it is also important for all of us (myself included) to balance the outside influence of 'news' with the Truth.
II Thessalonians 2: 3,4
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Ok, so most of us know these two verses like the backs of our hands. Many believe the falling away deals with rapture and many believe apostacy. I'm in the apostacy camp. I believe we are seeing that to some degree today but nothing like when the Great Tribulation takes place.
Most Bible Prophecy students skip the first part:
II Thessalonians 2: 1,2
1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
What do these verses mean?
Let me put this into Bruce Speak-
All you folks gathered together in my name, stop being scared over the End Times. Stop fretting, worrying, listening to the news media- every rumor and every riddle- and stop letting it eat into your spiritual life like a POISON. Don't be troubled by spirit... what spirit?...the spirit of fear, the spirit of deception, those demonic spirits that can lead you astray....
Don't be troubled by words... What words? ... words meant to incite fear, words meant to remove your standing on solid rock...
Everyone worried about the last days, everyone looking for a way of escape...I AM (Yahweh God) the ONLY way of escape... Rapture or not, I will make a WAY FOR YOU.. I AM THE WAY, THE ONLY WAY.... Do not be shaken in your mind.... Did I give you the spirit of fear?
It also says that we should look up for our redemption draweth nigh...however, I do not think we should always be looking up. We have much work to do HERE, RIGHT NOW and AS LONG AS WE ARE HERE.
Remember, He will come as a thief in the night- we will want Him to catch us doing His business... Spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Remember the story of the talents and the one who buried his, waiting for his Lord's return???
Let's look further in II Thessalonians:
15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
We are to continue to be doing good work. We are to continue in the faith. We are to stand fast. We are to hold the traditions that we have been taught in His Word.
That is how we must live our lives. Not by way of the media or by a spirit of fear.
Finally, we are told by Jesus in Matthew 24, "Take heed, let no man deceive you."
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sure enough, my suspicions last night seem to be coming true, I have noted several requests going through Twitter for the UN to intervene in Iran. This would be a major move for the One World Government.
Great weekend, everyone!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I ask because, I have noticed on Twitter a large number of celebrities and influential micro-bloggers (who have thousands of followers) have painted their avatars in green as a show of support.
This, in and of itself, is wonderful. It is a good thing to stand up for the cause of freedom.
However, if it is 'influenced' support- what would be the reasoning for the influence?
Could it be that the shock of the celebrities and well positioned, in addition to the media, is leading up to the one thing that Bush could have never done without an all out riot-- and that is the submission of Iran into the New World Order by US, or maybe even UN, force.
Those people who are influencing the debate by their support for individual liberty (supposedly) should be quick to confirm that their support has nothing to do with supporting more military action in the Middle East.
But... I wonder... are we seeing propaganda? We know that Ahmadinejad, as worrisome an individual that he is, was a sore spot for the NWO and that dictators are often removed because they love the power over their people to the point that ego will not allow them to bend to a larger dictatorial power.
It is fascinating to watch this unfold...we should cheer individuals who fight for truth and freedom...but this is not our battle to fight. It is a fight for the country of Iran- not for the New World Order and the devaluation of America through pointless, costly wars.
I just got an email from THE HISTORY CHANNEL .......
THAT PROGRAM will be shown on Monday night , June 29th at 8 p.m. and will air for 2 hours ........
the key to the whole thing will be whether or not they allow me to say that THE GREATEST SECRET OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS is that they created TWO SEPARATE GOVERNMENTS in the U S .......
and one of them is running America today WITH .............
UNLIMITED, TYRANNICAL, DESPOTIC POWER .........
and that is why this government is running amok .......
if they let me say that, i believe this nation will start a dialog all over it ........ and that will be wonderful .....
but we shall see ........
Pictured: Ron Paul and Bruce
They had a post that led to a blog that was very inspiring and encouraging: Jesus Is The Voice of Truth.
I liked the youtube that was on the blog post:
The Voice of Truth - lyrics by Casting Crowns
Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he's holding out his hand
But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
you'll never win."
But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand
But the giant's calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
you'll never win."
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
But the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high
from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me
But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
The Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
'Cause Jesus you are the Voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you are the Voice of truth