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The Financial Apocalypse Accelerates As Middle East Stocks Crash To Begin The Week

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Apocalyptic - Public DomainIt looks like it is going to be another chaotic week for global financial markets.  On Sunday, news that Iran plans to dramatically ramp up oil production sent stocks plunging all across the Middle East.  Stocks in Kuwait were down 3.1 percent, stocks in Saudi Arabia plummeted 5.4 percent, and stocks in Qatar experienced a mammoth 7 percent decline.  And of course all of this comes in the context of a much larger long-term decline for Middle Eastern stocks.  At this point, Saudi Arabian stocks are down more than 50 percent from their 2014 highs.  Needless to say, a lot of very wealthy people in Saudi Arabia are getting very nervous.  Could you imagine waking up someday and realizing that more than half of your fortune had been wiped out?  Things aren’t that bad in the U.S. quite yet, but it looks like another rough week could be ahead.  The Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are all down at least 12 percent from their 52-week highs, and the Russell 2000 is already in bear market territory.  Hopefully this week will not be as bad as last week, but events are starting to move very rapidly now.

Much of the chaos around the globe is being driven by the price of oil.  At the end of last week the price of oil dipped below 30 dollars a barrel, and now Iran has announced plans “to add 1 million barrels to its daily crude production”

Iran could get more than five times as much cash from oil sales by year-end as the lifting of economic sanctions frees the OPEC member to boost crude exports and attract foreign investment needed to rebuild its energy industry.

The Persian Gulf nation will be able to access all of its revenue from crude sales after the U.S. and five other global powers removed sanctions on Saturday in return for Iran’s curbing its nuclear program. The fifth-biggest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries had been receiving only $700 million of each month’s oil earnings under an interim agreement, with the rest blocked in foreign bank accounts. Iran is striving to add 1 million barrels to its daily crude production and exports this year amid a global supply glut that has pushed prices 22 percent lower this month.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what this is going to do to the price of oil.

The price of oil has already fallen more than 20 percent so far in 2016, and overall it has declined by more than 70 percent since late 2014.

When the price of oil first started to fall, a lot of people out there were proclaiming that it would be really good for the U.S. economy.  But I said just the opposite.  And of course since that time we have seen an endless parade of debt downgrades, bankruptcies and job losses.  130,000 good paying energy jobs were lost in the United States in 2015 alone because of this collapse, and things just continue to get even worse.  At this point, some are even calling for the federal government to intervene.  For example, the following is an excerpt from a CNN article that was just posted entitled “Is it time to bail out the U.S. oil industry?“…

America’s once-booming oil industry is suddenly in deep financial trouble.

The epic crash in oil prices has wiped out tens of thousands of jobs, caused dozens of bankruptcies and spooked global financial markets.

The fallout is already being felt in oil-rich states like Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota, where home foreclosure rates are spiking and economic growth is slowing.

Now there are calls in at least some corners for the federal government to come to the rescue.

Is it just me, or is all of this really starting to sound a lot like 2008?

And of course it isn’t just the U.S. that is facing troubles.  The global financial crisis that began during the second half of 2015 is rapidly accelerating, and chaos is erupting all over the planet.  The following summary of what we have been seeing in recent days comes from Doug Noland

The world has changed significantly – perhaps profoundly – over recent weeks. The Shanghai Composite has dropped 17.4% over the past month (Shenzhen down 21%). Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down 8.2% over the past month, with Hang Seng Financials sinking 11.9%. WTI crude is down 26% since December 15th. Over this period, the GSCI Commodities Index sank 12.2%. The Mexican peso has declined almost 7% in a month, the Russian ruble 10% and the South African rand 12%. A Friday headline from the Financial Times: “Emerging market stocks retreat to lowest since 09.”

Trouble at the “Periphery” has definitely taken a troubling turn for the worse. Hope that things were on an uptrend has confronted the reality that things are rapidly getting much worse. This week saw the Shanghai Composite sink 9.0%. Major equities indexes were hit 8.0% in Russia and 5.0% in Brazil (Petrobras down 9%). Financial stocks and levered corporations have been under pressure round the globe. The Russian ruble sank 4.0% this week, increasing y-t-d losses versus the dollar to 7.1%. The Mexican peso declined another 1.8% this week. The Polish zloty slid 2.8% on an S&P downgrade (“Tumbles Most Since 2011”). The South African rand declined 3.0% (down 7.9% y-t-d). The yen added 0.2% this week, increasing 2016 gains to 3.0%. With the yen up almost 4% versus the dollar over the past month, so-called yen “carry trades” are turning increasingly problematic.

Closer to home, the crisis in Puerto Rico continues to spiral out of control.  The following is an excerpt from a letter that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent to Congress on Friday

Although there are many ways this crisis could escalate further, it is clear that Puerto Rico is already in the midst of an economic collapse

Puerto Rico is already in default. It is shifting funds from one creditor to pay another and has stopped payment altogether on several of its debts. As predicted, creditors are filing lawsuits. The Government Development Bank, which provides critical banking and fiscal services to the central government, only avoided depleting its liquidity by halting lending activity and sweeping in additional deposits from other Puerto Rico governmental entities. A large debt payment of $400 million is due on May 1, and a broader set of payments are due at the end of June.

It isn’t Michael Snyder from The Economic Collapse Blog that is saying that Puerto Rico is “in the midst of an economic collapse”.

That is the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury that is saying it.

Those that have been eagerly anticipating a financial apocalypse are going to get what they have been waiting for.

Right now we are about halfway through January, and this is the worst start to a year for stocks ever.  The Dow is down a total of 1,437 points since the beginning of 2016, and more than 15 trillion dollars of stock market wealth has been wiped out globally since last June.

Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people out there that are in denial.

There are a lot of people that still believe that this is just a temporary bump in the road and that things will return to “normal” very soon.

They don’t understand that this is just the beginning.  What we have seen so far is just the warm up act, and much, much worse is yet to come.

  • Cal

    It’s the beginning of the end for sure. Next stop is the Twilight Zone for unbelievers and the Rapture for believers.

    • The rapture is a lie from the pit of hell. You’re worried about your skin with your feel-good bowl of soup (just like Esau). No gap between the 69th & 70th week. Christ confirmed the covenant not the AC. You better get this straight. Your soul depends on it not your “I’m outta here feel good feelings”. This is not about you and your feelings of physical survival. This is about soul survival. The original Apostles would be utterly ashamed at you. The ones “taken” in Matthew 24 were destroyed. The ones “left” were preserved. It is talking about a spiritual flood. Wake up man.

      • Guest

        One can be wrong about eschatology and still be a Christian.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          Well said that I hope that is the case here……………

          • Guest

            Hi Bill,

            I don’t think any Christian has all the truth, especially as it concerns things to come.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The TRUTH is in The Bible and America is far far from special and as a matter of fact we ( The USA ) have been shaking our fist at God. That will not work out well……………

          • Guest

            I agree, Bill.

          • SP2300ROFL

            Always great comedy watching the mutants cling together for support and validation after proven ridiculously clueless. ROFLMAO

          • Maddog

            America – Mystery Babylon

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Sure appears to be…….

          • Lennie Pike

            I’m not sure about The Rapture, but I do know as the Bible relates to Mystery Babylon so then in effect I would think The Rapture, paraphrasing: “Get out of her my people or you will be destroyed along with her” ????

          • SP2300ROFL

            Many in the USA continue to thrive while you fail miserably. The economy is always “bad” for the uneducated. Keep projecting your failed existence which others adapt and advance. You provide excellent comedy as well as an excellent example of the importance of an education.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            SP2300ROFL just more BS

          • Lennie Pike

            “Others are adapting and advancing Bill’s failed existence”??? Please elaborate oh Sage of exalted financial wisdom because I would love to take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity and learn how to apply that knowledge to you.

            And as a side note, I would like to know your chronological age. I am already well aware of your mental and emotional ages. Thanks.

          • SP2300ROFL

            51 same as my IQ :)

          • Lennie Pike

            You are a good sport, I will hand you that.

          • SP2300ROFL

            Thanks loonie. You too. :)

          • Alcoholic Prepper

            One cannot thrive in a bad economy if one is not prepared for it. Whether it’s the product of conscious competence or unconscious competence, preparations must be made.

          • SP2300ROFL

            Seems far fetched to believe that those that can not thrive in today’s sugar coated environment with nearly unlimited resources available will somehow excel in aa relentlessly hostile environment

          • Gay Veteran

            your “god” ordered the murder of babies.
            nuff said

          • Steeve Girard

            Another point!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Yahwah’s ( God ) ways are higher than are ways and HIS thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

            Soon you will be able to ask Him your questions directly as no one gets out of this alive.

            Planned Parenthood murdered 55 million babies since 73 !

          • Gay Veteran

            again, your “god” ordered the murder of babies, so your “god” is even worse than PP since actual babies were killed

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Listen you rock head FETUS means ” OFFSPRING ” not TISSUE.

            When you meet God Yahwah you can ask HIM all your questions and give HIM your complaints.

            In my life I never argue with an idiot as those listening may not know the difference.

            Go debate with SP2300ROFL….

          • Gay Veteran

            and now pipes up the guy who opposes abortion sooooooooooo much that he has adopted unwanted children.
            oh, wait, the Pharisee did NOT adopt

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            have them tuck your list of questions and complaints in your coffin…..take it up with HIM.

          • Gay Veteran

            STILL no adoptions, eh

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            I try not to have discussions with idiots as those listening may not know the difference………..

          • Gay Veteran

            like I said: STILL no adoptions, eh

          • awb22

            attributing evil to god is sin, besides the fact that you’re wrong.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…the fact that you’re wrong.”

            PROVE IT, Polly

          • awb22

            I have nothing to prove to you, sodomite, besides the fact you haven’t proven your assertion.

          • Gay Veteran

            well if you say so, Polly

          • awb22

            Your sarcasm is duly noted.

          • Gay Veteran

            “attributing evil to god is sin….”

            AGAIN, your “god” ordered the murder of babies.
            nuff said

          • awb22

            that’s what you keep saying, and I still call BS, sodomite.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh Polly, you don’t even read your own Bible! you make the baby Jesus cry!!!

            King James Bible
            1 Samuel 15:3
            Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, INFANT and SUCK LING, ox and sheep, camel and a ss.

          • awb22

            Finally, proof you can read.

            You can ask God about that when you see him.

            Or, considering you reject the truth, what difference does it make to what God does or doesn’t do?

          • Gay Veteran

            you’re the one worshiping a “god” that ordered the murders of babies

          • awb22

            Attributing evil to God Almighty is sin, for which you’ll be held accountable, not me.

          • Gay Veteran

            awwww, Sodomite Obsessed Polly, you worship a monster

          • awb22

            you’re projecting again

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Gods ways are higher than our ways and HIS thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

            You will meet HIM then ask……….and complain.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh my, you really are a waste of oxygen. try thinking for yourself

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            YOU will meet HIM face to face than YOU can give HIM your complaints!

          • Gay Veteran

            like I said, try thing for yourself, Mr. “my god ordered the murder of babies”

          • awb22

            You can ask God about that yourself when you give an account of yourself, as we all will. If you’re saved, you’ll live to regret your words, you lying hypocrite.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The Bible spells it all out. You either believe the Bible or not ….most people with doubts dont know the Bible but will say that they do.

        • Maddog

          Maybe, but not preparing because you think you’ll be saved by some rapture because Americans are special will not turn out well. All of Gods servants suffered severely including Christ himself. I do not expect to be spared either.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Maddog The Rapture is real and in The Bible. No date but the season is given and much prophecy had to be completed and HAS……….

          • Maddog

            I didn’t say the rapture was false.

          • No Bill, the rapture is not real. The rapture cultists are the spiritually blind leading the blind. They flock to their rapture cult pulpits wanting the preachers to tickle their ears.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Scott, No ear tickling for me I study the BIBLE diligently and I seem to notice that the loudest dissenters of The Rapture are those that do not read The Bible.
            But thanks for the post.
            Shalom

          • Bill, I don’t want your thanks and or your faux “shalom”. Diligent never got anyone to heaven. Satan knows the Bible diligently as well. Us “dissenters” as you call me are the very people who are trying to warn others. You have amalgamated the Word of God to your tickling ears and are now in the position of “lukewarm” that Christ said he will spew out of his mouth.

          • Gay Veteran

            ahhhhhh, nothing like watching Christians tearing each other apart

          • Steeve Girard

            Popcorn?

          • Gay Veteran

            and beer

          • awb22

            nothing like a sodomite cheering it on, that’s a rather morbid fascination you have.

          • Gay Veteran

            wow, you have a real obsession with sodomites

          • awb22

            wow, you’re projecting again, sodomite.

          • Gay Veteran

            says Polly who is trying to insult me by calling me a sodomite.
            I find that extremely amusing. Maybe you should try fa gg ot. after all you probably use nig ger too

          • awb22

            flagged

          • Bravo Maddog.

        • …you dispensational rapture cultists are all the same. say what you will but,, you preach another Jesus. Not a good plan. bye-bye.

      • Guest

        I just watched one of your YouTube videos. You seem like an angry man.

        • Why thank you. Now you know how any of the OT prophets or John the baptist felt warning the people. You people just absolutely refuse to wake up.

      • Guest

        I see you have a site called “Let’s get people saved”. Really, Scott? Salvation is of the Lord. He, and he alone, saves His people. If salvation were of man, every last descendant of Adam would be eternally lost.

        • No, you “Guest” are terribly wrong. Salvation is of the Jews. Christ said that. You “see” nothing. If you are a rapture cultist and say the physical Jews are the chosen people, you have given away your birthright believing that the false 7 year trib will whisk you away in a comic book Tim Lahaye scenario. You are wrong. How can the AC sit in the rebuilt 3rd temple -if- the temple is now the body of believers? –he can’t– Unless he is already there in the case of rapture cultists. Don’t you see it was Jesus Christ who confirmed the covenant and sealed it when he said it is finished. You are calling the Lord a liar if he didn’t save the lost sheep of the house of Israel and you are calling Christ a liar is you say the physical Jews are the chosen people and you are calling Christ a liar if you say that his work was not finished. Come on people – wake up and realize, know, understand that your birthright is spiritual and you gotta make that journey from the physical to the spiritual by being reborn again as Christ told Nicodemus that he as Israel needed to be reborn again from the physical (water) to the spiritual (spirit). You say you see but you don’t..

          • jonsey

            With all that Scott I am very surprised you even believe in the bible itself. I would advise a study of Gnosticism in order to free yourself from the lie of christianity. If god had truly written the bible no man would be confused as to it’s context and intent. Yet confusion abounds with believers all over. With each deciding their interpretation is the right interpretation.

            When in fact no modern interpretation is correct. Jesus wanted to teach us the truth about ourselves. The things he learned were bastardized and reworded to change everything and keep people in the dark.

            Ask yourself who benefits from that? This current generation has been given the gift of knowledge with the internet. This is our golden age, but most are still too lazy to research the truth for themselves. Instead choosing to remain deaf and dumb.

          • I’m not even going to answer a fool in their folly..

        • Rainy In Oregon

          Agreed! I place my salvation in Christ. The Bible is very clear on this. On the other hand, I had an extremely difficult time trying to make any sense of Scott’s site. Sorry, Scott, but I don’t agree with your views

          • The rapture cult is a grievous lie because they say its the AC who confirms the covenant (when it was Jesus Christ). Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth? No small wonder you don’t agree.

          • Rainy In Oregon

            No, Scott, I do not see you as my enemy. I simply stated that I do not agree with your views. Reread my post before you start spouting about the rapture. Not once did I mention it, only my faith in Christ. Other than that, the Bible tells me the Truth, not you. Sorry

          • No reason to be sorry Rainy In Oregon. I don’t need to reread your post. If telling the truth you consider as “spouting about the rapture” then so be it. You have made your choice and that is it for you. Bye-bye.

      • Paul in NC

        70th week still not fulfilled. There is a big gap between them. The harpazo written in scripture is a calling away of saved on the earth at that time, before God pours out his wrath on planet earth.

        Having said that, I do not believe we are going to be “rescued” before hard times come, no, just before the winepress of God’s wrath as described in Revelation.

        • ..then Paul, you are calling Christ a liar. When he said it was finished, it was in fact “finished”.
          Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

          • afchief

            Then how do you explain who the restrainer is? If the Restrainer is the Holy Spirit, then the bride is going with Him.

            2 Thessalonians 2:7 (NASB) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

          • The false dispensational view identifies the Restrainer as the Holy Spirit in an attempt to buttress and build support for the false doctrine of pre-tribulationalism. This is a martial role for which Michael the Archangel is the spiritual entity and presence seen in the text…

          • afchief

            This is just your speculation of scripture. You have NO proof that the restrainer is Michael. None.

            The restrainer very well may be the Holy Spirit. We do NOT know.

          • Chief, your rapture load plan is flight lined since it never leaves the ground..

            What hypocrisy you attest to with your Rapture. The Rapture Cult is the mother of all speculation.

            You are off point with your Rapture “speculation”.

            Also, save your caps for someone else chief..

          • afchief

            Then prove it wrong!!!

            http://raptureme. com/

          • Salvation is of the Jews

            This is very simple. Christ said that “salvation is of the Jews”. Let’s do the math and sum this up:
            -the so-called “Church” never -repeat never- replaced the Israel of God. It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
            -Christ saved the “lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
            -the so-called physical Jews that went away from 70AD to 1948 are still anti-Christ to this very day. They still continue to kill the Truth to this very day. They still continue to kill the very few prophets who bring this truth to this very day.
            -the physical Jews have given away their birthright.
            -to say that the chosen people are the physical Jews based on their diluted blood lineage and skin is racist.
            -Christ confirmed the Covenant at the cross.
            -that house of Israel went inside into a spiritual house. It was translated, carried over and called out as an assembly.
            -that is the house, the family, the temple we all need to belong to. Period. There is no other way.

            Now, are you ready to get out into the desert away from the rest of the world and truly worship the Lord or, will you still remain in Egypt?

            It is time now right now to get into the right family.

            …the flood rains are starting to fall.

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      You’re right Cal. The rapture is a Biblical Truth that has been taught since the days of the apostles. Not only is it taught in the Gospels, Thessalonians and Revelation, but there are types of the rapture found in the Old Testament as well.

      • ..the ones taken in Mat 24 were destroyed by the flood. The ones left behind were preserved. You Rhialto are in grave error. You rapture cultists just can’t give up your carnality.. The AC already “sits” in your temple (heart). Man, have you guys been fooled. Fait accompli.

        • Rhialto the Marvellous

          Let’s see…believe the Bible or Scott? The Bible or Scott?
          …hmmmm…
          I think I’ll believe the Bible.

          • Here we go again. If you won’t see the truth in what is being said then you go ad hominem and attack the person. It’s always your last resort however despicable and lame. You kill the messenger because you hate the message. But, you are not attacking me or others like me with your position per se. Some things never change.

            Remember, either way, this was -your- decision.

        • Steeve Girard

          Tell them…
          Hey Bill Clinton those guys want to see God!
          Bill: Okay! (Ziiiiiiiiiiip!)

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      You got it Cal………..

      Shalom

  • Guest

    I’m confused. As I write this comment at 5:00 p.m. EST, it’s 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning in the Middle East? Are equity markets even open there? Or are these futures indexes?

    • rentslave

      I believe that their markets close on Friday and Saturday,then open on Sunday.

      • Guest

        Thanks. I just went to the website for the Qatar Stock Exchange, and, sure enough, it’s open for trading on Sundays. I just learned something.

  • SP2300ROFL

    $15 Trillion in notional value is not synonymous with “stock market wealth”. The other assumptions are too ridiculous to address. Perhaps some do not know that capital markets are forward looking discounting price discovery mechanisms. Were any of the aforementioned data points a surprise to any?

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      SP2300ROFL double talking bs

      • Lennie Pike

        That was a perfect example of double talk, which by definition is b.s.. He must have heard a bunch of fancy phrases concerning the economics and the financial system during his formal education, remembered them, never understood their meaning, and now regurgitates them in an attempt to sound like he knows something.

        Every single phrase he types demonstrates without a doubt to everyone other than himself that he is a complete idiot. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever witnessed.

        I have changed my mind, I just can not help myself, troll or not, intent or not on destroying this site, I will be pointing out every stupid piece of b.s. this idiot speaks. I don’t even believe he is a paid NWO troll anymore because they would not want one this ignorant and blatantly idiotic sounding – unless the assignment is just to delay, disrupt, and dissuade people from participating. I’m going to find out if there is any limit to how much embarrassment he can handle, because I AM educated in the areas that he only thinks he is, and the fact that my education was self taught is going to make his experience all that more painful.

        To begin with, one more time – The CME is not The Comex, it is The Chicago Mercantile Exchange you idiot.

        • SP2300ROFL

          Loonie Piker has again made a fool of himself. Although I’ve never mentioned Comex in any comment whatsoever I do know the COMEX is a division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Roflmaoooo

          • Lennie Pike

            I bet you do know that – NOW!

            You did not say it, but it was obvious that you meant to say it, and that was the only reason I pointed it out – it was just to funny to ignore.

            Good luck with the rest of your life, your going to need a lot of it.

            Back to the prudent thing – taking my own advice and going back to ignoring your “comments” as I will with all others in your category. It would be too much work with absolutely zero return to embarrass you any further.

            Like I said, Good Luck, and I really do mean it – I don’t hate you even though I’m sure it seems to you that I do. It’s just that I know a lot of people read these comments, some of them ignorant and uneducated in things financial, and I would hate it if any of them were hurt by taking seriously anything you say.

            Tchao, Amigo.

  • SP2300ROFL

    Perhaps some perspective here may help: the Saudi Arabia exchange know as the Tadawul contains 169 companies and an aggregate market capitalization of approximately $500 billion about the equivalent of Apple computers market capitalization. How frightening! ROFL

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      SP2300ROFL just typing bs to post

    • Maddog

      Have you seen the retail prices in Canada? $7.00 gal milk, 9.00 1 head of cauliflower. Keep laughing and buy more stocks.

      • Guest

        That article, which appeared on Zero Hedge, was misleading. Those are prices up in Nunavat. Prices have always been very high up there because it’s so remote.

        • Maddog

          The Canadian dollar was selling for .70 on the dollar on Friday and is predicted to go to at least .59. That isn’t misleading to me. Our dollar will follow shortly. You can’t print 15 trillion dollars in 7 years and not pay a severe penalty.

          • Guest

            I just read a report from someone who lives in Canada close to the U.S. border, and they said that prices aren’t that high in his area.

          • Maddog

            Numbers don’t lie. In my experience lately most people do.

          • SP2300ROFL

            Put down the mirror Pinocchio

          • Maddog

            Clown

          • Jay

            Prices has gone up between 6-10% in lower and central Canada.. The fsr north and north west (remote locations) are getting hammered..

          • SP2300ROFL

            A common myopic view of many of the uneducated. Keep us posted regarding those runaway inflation fears as markets around the planet struggle with deflationary reality.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Maddog sorry to see that you keep getting bothered with SP2300ROFL bs just ignore……………..

      • SP2300ROFL

        Some rookies do not know inflation is a positive for stocks and disinflation and deflation are negatives. Thanks for the laughs from your foolish anecdotal notions ROFL

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          SP2300ROFL and more bs

          • SP2300ROFL

            Are you repeatedly scrolling that or did you drop your vibrater on the keyboard?

          • Mystic Light

            What are you doing with a vibrator! Weirdo!!!

        • Infidel51

          President Obama …… Is that you?

        • Mike Smithy

          How is inflation good?

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Maddog dont waste ur time with this SP2300ROFL he is just BS tell im to bug off

      • Fannie

        Cost of living in Canada is 15.92% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 32.95% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).

        • Steeve Girard

          Not true anymore… our money value has nearly melt in half. since 2 years ago. Your data is too old.

          • Rorschach

            He/She has no idea what he is talking about with Canada.

          • Steeve Girard

            I agree.

        • Rorschach

          You sound delusional. Canada has it’s own economic depression right now and their own housing bubble. Or do you think Canada is insulated from the rest of the world. Obviously you live in a bubble that doesn’t include the horrible Canadian dollar, energy bankruptcies in Alberta, economic depression, housing bubble, etc…

  • MIchael in Chicago

    Perhaps having an economy based on only oil and gas is not a good idea? You would think a country that has been around for ten thousand years would be a bit better prepared during a down cycle.

    • Mike Smithy

      The Muzzies are too busy sodomizing sheep and brutalizing each other to be concerned about creating a diversified economy. Death to Islam, Death to Satan.

  • Marty Mann

    Bring on the popcorn Tuesday morning. I will definitely be watching the carnage with a grin on my face.

    • Fellie Chn

      anyone has 401 (k) 403 (b) . . . ?

      • Marco

        After the 2008 crash I transferred everything to the Pimco Total Bond fund – it was the safest fund that was available with my employer. I didn’t want to quit my job just to cash out. I guess we’ll see. For me, I don’t trust cash, 401k, or gold. Ultimately for me, my trust, faith, and hope is the the Lord Jesus Christ.

        And no, I’m not an NWO troll. =D

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          You have your faith and trust in the right place Yeshua.
          Shalom

        • Lennie Pike

          Good!

        • Fannie

          Amen!

        • CASTIEL

          In the end all that remains is our soul….money, cars, houses…all of that we cannot bring with us when we die…

          • Rorschach

            Well that depends Castiel I guess on whether or not people will be buried with those items. Ancient Pharaohs were buried with everything for their afterlife.

        • disqus_mma68NTtry

          Good Stock Pick! I like that one…Jesus Stock only goes up.

    • jadan

      You must be one of those smug “remnant” types.

      • exactly.

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        Smug “remnant” types?

    • Steeve Girard

      Bring some for me, I am watching too.

  • Fellie Chn

    Watched 13 hours . . .has some .. irony to it . . . U.S. –> Libya/ Turkey / Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, etc. –> supports the SUNNI’s VS SHIITE <<– supported IRAN, IRAQ, Bahrain <<– U.S.

    • Fellie Chn

      Its all about OIL . .

      • Steeve Girard

        Mor precisely… cheap energy.

    • SP2300ROFL

      Media sure has you spun.

      • Fellie Chn

        here boy fetch . . . nice boy . .. roll over . . . NO NO, not the toilet !

      • afchief

        More proof that liberalism truly is a mental disorder!!!!

        • Gay Veteran

          says the parrot

  • Gino

    Michael, this is a manipulated oil glut to drive down foreign currencies. I am not sure if the end goal is to drive foreign economies to the dollar or to revalue currencies and kill the dollar. Both could have paths to the goal of global demand for global governance. However, that will ultimately lead to massive war because certain governments will rebel against the plan, irrespective of the populace demands. Anyway, while I am not sure about which plan is being pursued, I am 100% sure the oil glut is a planned execution within a broader strategy to drive global demand for global governance. Clearly, war is on the doorstep. This too must come according to plan because it will be the compelling force to get populace in alignment for global governance.

    • Lennie Pike

      I second that.

      • SP2300ROFL

        Roflmmfaoooo

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          SP2300ROFL just more bs

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        I third that.

        • SP2300ROFL

          Pile in that clown car ROFL

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            SP2300ROFL just more BS

          • Rorschach

            SP2300BS should be his new nickname short for “spewing bs at high numbers”.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            And the sunny snotress just posted that SP2 is the most intelligent poster on the site ha ha ha lol I broke my chair laughing

          • Rorschach

            Yea I went through at least a couple of chairs there too that I had to stop reading.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            These people like SP2 and a few others have no respect for this site…….

    • Fellie Chn

      A stronger dollar is such bad move too, driving it through the roof, will cause it to “burst” by itself. aka Currency wars – exports will be bad, NO one can afford OUR products.

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        Maybe we don’t need to export as much as you think. Personally, I like my inexpensive imports, and that “NO one” comment is very much an assumptive blanket statement.

        • Rorschach

          ” I like my inexpensive imports”

          Yea you really need that moo-moo.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            I actually prefer form-fitting clothes

      • Steeve Girard

        The bad move is to have postpone technological change when it was necessary. We should have abandon oil, a long time ago.

    • itscoming

      It is an orchestrated collapse. I have no doubts anymore.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Yes this collapse is by DESIGN to accomplish New World Order…………

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        What makes you people think that we aren’t just looking out for our own interests vs seeking global governance?

        • Rorschach

          And why would anybody debate that with you troll? You come on here to troll and complain like a whiny little girl that you are.

  • billtheguy

    Majority of all other countries in the world do not like the USA. Most are probably manipulating their markets to bring us down. The USA has been living the good life for a long time, and they don’t like it. The other countries live in ruin all the time. Now they want us to. Militarily they cannot get to us. Didn’t the communist say they would take over the USA without firing a shot?

    • Mystic Light

      “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Norman Thomas – US Socialist Presidential Candidate

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Just a minor slip of 12% after a six year increase of 290%. You can go back to your fantasies of the Kuwaiti stock exchange mattering to more than three rug peddlers

    • SP2300ROFL

      Why interrupt the ranting and raving lunatics with facts?

  • Alcoholic Prepper

    All we can do is wait and see. There are so many ways for this to play out, so many ways…

    • Diabolus Candidus

      Drink harder!

      • Alcoholic Prepper

        Watch the news. It’s a better show than any sports game or film. I appreciate people like Michael who provide an agglomerated news source like this for free.

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          It IS a good agglomeration of news and pseudo news. Too bad there’s so many likely false assumptions and all the religious hubris gets mixed in with people coming here to pontificate.

          • Rorschach

            “pseudo news. ”

            Ah you are just throwing out words you don’t even know the meaning too. Trying to appear to be an “intelligent” troll when you are a dumb troll.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            pseudo meaning false and fake

          • Rorschach

            Googling it doesn’t count Snotty.

  • rentslave

    Why should the markets be closed tomorrow in remembrance of a man for whom there is a sealed FBI file?Weren’t they open on Veterans Day?

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      No, markets aren’t open on Veterans Day.

  • K

    Those who can not see, what is coming. Are choosing not to see what is coming. We all have free will, so that is your choice. But for those of you, they are trying to mislead. Ask yourself a question. They do not ever agree with the author of the blog. They disagree with the majority of the posters. So why are they here? They are here to upset, confuse, and mislead. Ignore them, it is the only thing they can not stand.

    • Lennie Pike

      You are right of course. Back to ignoring them.

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        Lennie Pennie, Puddin’ and Pie,Kissed the boys and made them cry,When the girls came out to play,Lennie Pennie ran away

        • Rorschach

          Trolling as usual. What’s the matter troll your failing as usual.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            I’ve obviously got your goat.

          • Rorschach

            Well judging by the goat you are smuggling I would say that’s correct. Hey while you are at it don’t forget to declare yourself as an illegal alien.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            Born in the U.S.A
            Born down in a dead man’s town
            The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
            You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much
            Till you spend half your life just covering up
            Born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            Born in the U.S.A.
            Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand
            Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man
            Born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            I was born in the U.S.A.
            Born in the U.S.A.
            Come back home to the refinery
            Hiring man says “son if it was up to me”
            Went down to see my V.A. man
            He said “son don’t you understand now”
            Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
            They’re still there he’s all gone

          • Rorschach

            Yep definitely trolling. Doesn’t take brain cells to copy and paste.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            If you didn’t enjoy my posts, you wouldn’t inspire them.

          • Rorschach

            So that’s your excuse or should I say your scripted response?

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            yes

          • Richard O. Mann

            Good song.

          • Steeve Girard

            I tried to post Banned from the USA by 2 Live Crew. Which is more appropriate to the reality… but I guess Michael does not allow to.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            musta had a naughty word that got auto-filter

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Well said……

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        Pill, SP2 is the most intelligent poster on the site.

        • Rorschach

          If he is the most intelligent poster Sunny what does that make you?

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            An admirer of his.

          • Rorschach

            Obviously you didn’t understand the question. You didn’t disappoint.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Not everyone can be as intelligent as SP2. I don’t claim to be Albert Einstein either.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          SP2 is the most intelligent poster on site….ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lol lol lol ha ha ha…..ha……ha…..ha……ha……ha lol…..ha……ha…….ha….har……har…..guffaw…..guffaw……guffaw….guffaw…ha……ha……ha….ha…..guffaw….guffaw….ha……ha…..guffaw…..guffaw….CHAIR BREAKING FROM LAUGHTER

          • Rorschach

            Bill you know it’s funny and also desperation when two trolls comment on each other and comment positively about their posts and comments.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            ha ha lol chair rocking got to be easy

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            “it’s funny and also desperation when two trolls comment on each other”
            You mean like you and Pill.

          • Rorschach

            That took you that long to come up with? No wonder those who employ trolls like you accept anybody as they are desperate just like you.

        • Steeve Girard

          ????
          Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds. x2
          I think, I am very much frozen.
          Ahhhhhhhhhhh….ahhhhhhhhh!
          .
          I think your stuff is that good. lol

          • Richard O. Mann

            Really like that song.

    • Creepy Pedro

      sp2300 was the local retard over at msnbc, I guess he got banned again so he’s here trolling.

    • jaxon64

      K- you nailed it. You can almost read the frenzy and frantic fear in their words–look how many trolls have replied to this thread alone–reminds me of the movie Trading Places when the Duke brothers had been wiped out–” sell you idiot sell !! bring back the traders, turn the machines back on, turn the machines back on–” all these fools can say repeatedly is RFLMAO..over and over with each post…what a tool

      • SunnyFlaSnotress

        “Those that have been eagerly anticipating a financial apocalypse are going to get what they have been waiting for.”
        There ya go.. choose to be productive vs waiting for the ax to drop..
        That means getting to work vs praying to your FAKE God for help. That means learning to cooperate with others vs ostracizing.
        Most of the board is in FAKE USELESS fear of things that aren’t going to happen.

        • First Person

          Good luck.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Thank You :)

        • Rorschach

          “Most of the board is in FAKE USELESS fear of things that are mostly not going to happen.”

          You expect anybody to actually listen to you? You’re beyond pathetic troll.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Don’t Lie.. Your FAKE God doesn’t like that. You’re the Troll.

          • Rorschach

            When have I mentioned anything about god? Nope I haven’t. You fail miserably again but then again goes to show just how pathetic you are as an individual.

          • awb22

            typical troll

          • Devin

            You better check into Sodom and Gomorrah before you go speaking against One you won’t wanna speak against you see judgement.

          • Devin

            When. It’s foreal I’ve done extensive research. Give me a doubter 10-15mins even a computer maybe and a bible, and I will expose that person to core of what truth is, science proves there is a spirit, that’s for the elementary my brothers and sisters, but receiving or feeling the presence of the “Holy Spirit” I am heart felt that I ever experienced the truth of what Love really is, not what the book has read, but what wrote that book from Barashiyt all the way to Revelations, it’s proven that man himself couldn’t have written that book. My Hermon they’re watching for when He returns. Sodom and Gomorrah cities written of and recorded as visibly seen by Josephus, chemical analysis puts sulphur traces between 94-95% pure sulphur, purest form on the entire planet, volcanoes don’t even produce but at most 40%.. And you are bold enough to talk to me an actually educated individual, cus I might not much of this world but I know about my bible now, chemistry and every other science disproves any and every, Every “evolution” theory.. So then guess where we came from??

          • Gay Veteran

            why does “god” refuse to answer the prayers of amputees?

          • awb22

            who says he refuses?

          • Gay Veteran

            well Sodomite Obsessed Polly you know any amputees who had their prayers answered? hmmmmmmmm

          • awb22

            I’m sure you care

          • Gay Veteran

            is that near where the ark landed?

          • awb22

            Wow, you really are ignorant, aren’t you?

          • Gay Veteran

            awwww, Sodomite Obsessed Polly projecting again

          • awb22

            nah, i’ll leave that to you

        • Jill

          A) Aren’t you engaging in sweeping generalization, strawman fallacies, and ad hominems?
          B) Why do you care if your fellow man doesn’t share your rosy outlook of the economic future?
          C) Why assume that ‘fear’ has no use? Personally, I’ve used it to my advantage. Downsizing, seeking safer investment vehicles, and paying off all debt were motivated by our economic worry. I’ve never regretted that at all.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            a)the ad hominems go w/the territory, and it’s quicker to generalize
            b)my outlook isn’t rosy so much as it isn’t the prevailing doom
            c)I think that in a downturn that the city is the place to be… instead of scaring people into bizarre rural outposts.

          • Rorschach

            So basically you have nothing to respond with Snotty.

        • Roman Hamilton

          OK, the burden of proof is ON you now. Prove to me that there is no God.

          Prove it – not empirical evidence but scientific evidence.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            There’s more proof that there’s NO god than that there is a god in the fact that nobody can summon him to appear.

          • Dung heap

            Your a moron. Do everyone and yourself a favor and never open your cocksucker again.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            That’s no way to talk to a woman, but afterall you are one of Michael’s vermin.

          • Dion Benny

            It’s about equality. No special talk because you are a woman. Stop playing the victim.

          • Lennie Pike

            Roman didn’t say dog, he said God.

            With that one, all on you own, you basically just redefined the meaning of the word God, which is a pretty brave thing to do.

            I doubt if you could summon the appearance of your own dog – that is if you had one, which I’m sure that you don’t because I am also sure that dogs do not like you – they can sense lifelessness and react – just like we do.

          • Dion Benny

            It’s all around you and in you. You just choose to deny it. None so blind hey?

          • awb22

            You’re wrong. The more we learn scientifically, the more it substantiates what is written in God’s word.

            Nice sentiment, NOT, but, the wrong facts, nontheless.

        • CASTIEL

          Most of us believe in God……but we work to put the food on the table…..and must of us know that god will not take us out from the situation we live…..we are in this situation because the society we live is rotten corrupt….al the principiles and ideals we think the system defends is false….and you say cooperate? with what? with the greed naivity and stupidity in this world?

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            “and you say cooperate? with what?”
            With those who don’t believe in your god.

          • CASTIEL

            i cooperate only to myself………i think you must be very young…..or you didnt live enough in life to learn important things…..well probabily Obama and the elites dont believe in God……so they created ISIS and they are leading your country to insolvence….so you say to cooperate with them right?

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            No frog is an Island. I imagine that you socialize w/the real world.
            ISIS has very little to do with our insolvency.

          • CASTIEL

            yes i socialize with other frogs…..but you missed the point……ISIS was an example of the evil you defend ……and i dont want writte a book saying the things that caused the insolvence of the world….but you missed that point to…..

          • Lennie Pike

            She evaded the point – didn’t miss the point. Liars must evade the point there is not other option.

          • Dung heap

            ISIS is gunna gangrape your pooper

          • Dung heap

            My God wants to penetrate your pooper until you bleed

          • Claudia Anselmo

            Since when does the world economy have anything to do with god? This is the work of man, not divinity in any way shape or form. Wake up, your brain was washed by men…

          • awb22

            it has everything to do with it, when you consider who is the god of this world.

            “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV)

          • Claudia Anselmo

            I’d like to see irrefutable proof before believing in a book that was written over 1500 years ago and likely edited by Constantine to suit his purposes…

          • awb22

            Claudia, first of all, the veracity and authenticity of god’s word is as good as it gets, barring some new discovery of ancient texts. God’s word is the greatest gift God has given to man. It was first written in the stars, from whence we get the twelve constellations, for each one of the tribes of Israel, and the five visible planets. During the Roman persecutions, whole books of the bible were memorized and these individual scribes then travelled and wrote verbatim what they had memorized. It wasn’t up to the emperor what was written.

            Secondly, and regarding proof,

            “Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 ESV)

            “But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— (1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV)

            Regardless of whether you believe the truth of god’s word, you’re casting a wide net in your skepticism, and assume much regarding whether someone is brainwashed. I could say the same and ask who taught you there is no god, but I already know the answer, it’s the god of this world, as I stated previously.

            Logically, then, if there is a supernatural ruler of this world, and the arch enemy of the one true god, it only makes sense that he would refute the truth and do everything in his power so that no one would believe.

            On the other hand, if there is no god, and no devil, then it should be enough for good people to do the right thing. However, that is not what we’re seeing. Psychopaths in high places have put a system in place that is increasing wealth and income disparity at levels never seen before.

            We could discuss the nature of man, but that get’s into endless discussion. I prefer to keep things simple, and believe the truth.

            “but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:23-24 ESV)

            The history of man is one of conquest and man’s rising up against oppression. One can study places and events, but one will never know why things happen the way they do, without a thorough knowledge of the truth of God’s word, the standard against which all else is judged, otherwise, everything is relative, and moral relativism is what allows man to justify doing evil.

            Let’s pray there is a god, because without him, we’re stuck in the stone age for all time, tribe warring against tribe. I for one, refuse to follow after men, and follow the savior from sin, the man, Jesus Christ.

            You decide who to follow.

          • awb22

            Why? The bible says to come out from among them, meaning those who don’t believe. Peter’s words on the day of Pentecost, the first day of the new church in the new testament.

            You say cooperate, the bible says don’t. To whom do think those who believe god are going to listen?

            They traded truth for a lie, the creator for that which was created, and were led about for 40 years wandering in the desert.

            No, there’s going to be no cooperation with you or your jewish friends, you’ve all been duly notified.

          • Lennie Pike

            I know dat’s right!!!!!!

          • Dion Benny

            Amen

          • Lennie Pike

            CASTIEL,

            She just told you to cooperate with the corrupt abusers that destroy people like you.

            So what do you think? Do you think she is allied with the corrupt abusers, or that she is willing to be abused by them, and thinks you should also accept the abuse?

            It was one of the most stupid statements I have ever heard in my life.
            The reason she said it is that these types think we are all very stupid. Most stupid people think they are smart and others are stupid of course.

          • CASTIEL

            I think she is willing to be abused by them…….she prefers this devil world than the word of God….betwen god vs evil….she had chosen evil……

          • Holger Jahndel

            Read Alec Deacons Prepper literature and websites and watch his videos for survival!

        • Lennie Pike

          In other words, cooperate with your control freak spiritually dead masters who have proven themselves to be destructive, clueless, greedy materialist, untalented, lazy, addicted, stupid, heartless, ruthless and only concerned with themselves and their fellow gang members out of necessity.

          The empty, loveless, lifeless look in their eyes, their hateful, dull tone of voice, their lack of facial expressions, and lack of Love in the content of what they say is obvious. Their lies are also obvious to Believers who recognize only the sound of the voice of their Master. No one should ever need any more proof than the nature of these worldly “masters” that the God of the Bible is real and not fake.

          But there is so much more evidence that the God of The Bible is real, and it is evidence that doesn’t require faith to accept – as in fulfilled Bible prophecy, but there is much more evidence than prophecy. Having a rational mind, is the only requirement needed to prove the Bible true. Many non-believers have rational minds but refuse to believe due to pride in themselves and refusal to relinquish authority to a Higher Power, so they never even begin down the road of using rational thinking to arrive at the destination that the Bible is truth, especially since God does not allow a choice of higher powers since there is only one.

          John Kerry, and Wolf Blitzer immediately come to mind when searching for examples of these lifeless types, but there are many others similar. Choose any of “our leaders” and they qualify.

          Donald Trump is a horrible human being who has learned how to fool people into believing he has life inside but he is a liar. He has proven time after time he is a ruthless s.o.b. with no compassion or concern for anyone. In private, I can assure you that he and all others who have that same talent to deceive are no different from the publicly lifeless ones. Those of us who are full of Life can see them for what they are and are not deceived.

          All of us believers should cooperate with them the unbelievers by allowing them to control our lives because they only want what is good for everyone – of course – sure – right – o.k. – jumping right on the first opportunity to obey Them and not God, the God of The Bible who I know I can trust. Sorry but I think I will pass on the destruction these lifeless satanists have in store for Believers.

          Waiting for your rebuttal if it’s a valid one – if not, I really don’t want to hear any childish cop-out, diversion from the debate because it will be the same as you saying nothing. You probably will anyway or you will say nothing because there is nothing else inside you but death. – ” Spiritual (and mental) darkness – oh how deep it can be!”

          I am in the middle of a three month voyage at sea, and have nothing better to do than write. Beginning to hope I arrive sooner than later – this site isn’t what it used to be because the ratio of non-believers to Believers has gotten completely out of control.

          All of that will change one day very soon!

    • afchief

      As a Christian, I don’t see it playing out this way. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 (NASB) But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

      Which means if I seek Him first and live for Him, everything I need in this life WILL be provided for me.

      So why should I sweat or worry about an economic collapse?

      I won’t!!!!

      • WARD KELLY

        That is a naive interpretation of the Bible. Tell me how many of the great people of faith spoken of in the Bible did not have all the “needs” of life as you say? How many of the apostles died violent deaths? Many Americans confuse “needs” with “wants”. Have any Christians around the world ever died of thirst, starvation, or exposure? There is only one promise that is 100% for all true Christians, not in name only, and that is that after death we will be with our Savior. Everything else in this world is for that purpose, both good, and bad. You do know that the Bible teaches prepping don’t you?

        • afchief

          Then you are calling God’s Word a lie. It says what it says and means what it means!

          You are using Proverbs to justify “prepping”.

          • Clay Griffin

            “For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?”

            Please move on, people. We need to walk in love, lest we vomit pride and immaturity all over those we don’t agree with.

          • afchief

            I agree, but we can have a discussion without getting angry with one another.

          • WARD KELLY

            No, but your interpretation is such.

            [Pro 6:6-11 NKJV] 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, 8 Provides her supplies in the summer, [And] gathers her food in the harvest. 9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep– 11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

            You might also want to check out Genesis 41

          • afchief

            This is talking about “working” verses being lazy. Not about prepping.

            Come on!!!!!

      • K

        How sad I am, to hear you say that. Did the Lord not give you a mind, when he created you? You are supposed to use it. Is the Lord supposed to rain manna on you. When you had the ability to put food aside? As was with Joseph, so it is with me. Even if you will not prepare for yourself. Should you not do what you can to help your neighbors? 1 Timothy 5:8 (ASV) But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. I have known people such as you before. Usually after a hurricane, I ended up feeding their family.May the Lord show you, your error.

        • afchief

          You are taking scripture OUT of context because I am providing for my family. Paul told this to Timothy because of some people NOT wanting or willing to work. LEARN to study the Word in the context of when, why, where and who it was written to. I have been a Christian for 33 years and have read the bible 11 to 12 times through.

          You are talking about “prepping”. Something totally different!!!

          • K

            Notice, you did not touch the Joseph example. You could pass for the twin, of the man I used to know. I have been a Christian for 33 years. I have read the Bible 11 to 12 times. That is a lot of I’s. Sure you left any room for the Lord? Also strange that a Christian does not capitalize the word Bible. If you are not preparing for the coming times, how are you taking care of your family? I also liked the Iwon’t!!!!. Yet another I.

          • afchief

            You are quoting OT. We live under the NT. What does Matt 6:33 mean to you? What does Philippians 4:19 mean to you?

            Do you stand on the Word? Is it truth to you?

            What will you do when others come to your home asking for food? Will you send them away?

          • K

            Agree, to disagree. I will leave you with this.Matthew 5:17-20King James Version (KJV)

            17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

            18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

            19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

            20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

          • afchief

            It is apparent you do not understand scripture. Here Jesus is talking about prophesy being fulfilled. Most prophesies have been fulfilled accept a few.

            In Romans 7:6 (NASB) But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

            Again, what will you do as a Christian when hoards of people come to your house looking for food?

            Where is your heart?

          • K

            I have answered, no further discussion is required.

          • afchief

            Why? What are you afraid of? How much have you prepped for? 6 months? A year? 5 years?

            What happens when everything runs out? Will you stand on His Word then?

            What I have found on this site, is that most people (including Christians) want the crash to happen, they look forward to it happening. They want carnage and get angry when it doesn’t happen and at people with different views.

            One can prep for years and your food and water will eventually run out. Standing on the Word of God will NEVER fail.

            If you know the Word of God you will understand what Jesus said will happen just before the anti-christ comes on the scene. “in various places there will be famines and earthquakes”

            Various places? Hmmmmm…….we see that now in places like Africa. We will see wars, rumors or wars, false Christs, but the big economic crash I don’t read in Matt 24. Hmmmm By the time the anti-christ comes on the scene he will require everyone to receive his mark to buy or sell. The question is, will the Body of Christ be here?

          • K

            I knew this was coming. It is why, I tried to stop the discussion. Now you judge your Brothers in Christ. You say, they want the crash. You say they want carnage. What evil you accuse, your own Brothers of. Only God knows the heart of a man. Please let it drop, before you go even further.

          • afchief

            Did I say you? I have seen some Christians get angry over people who don’t think the crash will happen. You are angry because I called you out for not standing on the Word of God.

            Your prepping will run out. People will come to your door looking for food. Food will spoil. People will get sick.

            When is it TIME to stand on His Word?

          • K

            Angry, no. Just sad.

          • Steeve Girard

            Here we go again…
            .
            (game show music)
            Welcome to the game, Who Sucks The Biggest Prophet Wiener!
            Here’s your hosts: alchief and K
            This game is brought to by Abraham… furnishing his God between his legs since 3000 BC.

          • bc

            What R U going to do when someone comes to YOUR door asking for food ?

          • afchief

            Give them what I can.

          • Gay Veteran

            and they will take the rest, praise je bus.

          • algol2000

            I do not agree. You have laws in the USA, but someone released you from the laws of God?

            God has laws and has affirmed it through Christ in Matt 5. Saul of Tarsus (who says an idol is nothing in this world) was lying.

          • Holger Jahndel

            @afchief: I suggest you do prepare your own currency system as Prof. Margrit Kennedy developed it!
            See her website Online and her books – you can also read about SILVIO GESELL Online!
            Read about “Bioregionalism”!
            You can have your own alternative COMMUNITY! Build up your own currency system like Prof. Kennedy shows you on her website and like other websites about SILVIO GESELL and his new currency invention for money without interest and usury can teach you!
            Read them and do it! NOW!

            You can build up your own alternative community! Your own functioning currency system!

            And read the websites and Forum and books of Alec Deacon! PREPPER and SURVIVAL literature and ONLINE Videos and Items and stuff that can help you!

            Become a peasant! Do your own agriculture! Your own farming! Your own food growing in the garden!

            Breed fishes and plants!

            Read Alec Deacons Websites and Forum Online and books about it!

            You can do a lot! You can not do even enough!

            You can save dozens and hundreds and thousands! By building up your own alternative currency system and your own community without Usury and without Interest mony!

            Read about Silvio Gesell and read about Bioregionalism!

          • Gay Veteran

            I love when you Christians argue about the bible, the so-called unchanging word of god

          • afchief

            We are still brothers in Christ. We just disagree on doctrine. It is no big deal.

          • Gay Veteran

            but, but, but it’s the unchanging word of god, how can there be any disagreements?

          • awb22

            There isn’t, you just claim there is.

          • Gay Veteran

            gee Sodomite Obsessed Polly, you sure have short term memory loss! the bible thumpers are constantly arguing over the bible

          • awb22

            Why do you care?

          • Gay Veteran

            because it’s the UNchanging word of “god”
            ROFLOL

          • awb22

            if you know the truth of god’s word, then you know you’re on the wrong side of it, like your father, the devil.

            laugh it up, sodomite.

          • Gay Veteran

            awwwwww, poor Sodomite Obsessed Polly, you fear death so much you’ll believe anything

          • awb22

            fear is for unbelievers.

          • awb22

            who’s arguing? At least xtians know where they’re going to spend eternity. Do you?

          • Gay Veteran

            Sodomite Obsessed Polly, why you typing “xtians”? doesn’t your kind freak out about “xmas”

          • awb22

            it’s easier to type, idiot

          • Gay Veteran

            wow Sodomite Obsessed Polly, you sure are lazy

          • awb22

            what is it to you, sodomite?

          • K

            It is you, who has something aginst preparing. What will you have to give? Any the Lord sens to my door, will not be turned away.

          • afchief

            The Gospel of Christ!!!

            It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

          • jonsey

            Yeah try not eating for a few weeks and just reading the bible to see how far you get with that theory. You and the rest of you are very deluded about the reality of this life on this planet.

          • algol2000

            If you are constantly reading the bible, and searching for answers because you are hungry, you will find it.

          • Gay Veteran

            ROFLOL, don’t use logic on those who cannot think for themselves

          • Steeve Girard

            That is true… do not use left brain semantics when they work with right brain imaginatives.

        • Gay Veteran

          “… Did the Lord not give you a mind, when he created you?….”

          the answer is NO if you read many of afchief’s posts

      • Merf56

        Pathetic. Entrusting your future to magical beings…. You are the poster child for why we are in the mess we are in

        • Steeve Girard

          I am Pagan, and those Abrahamists believe more in magic than I do. So no wonder we are in decline.

    • Horiboyable .

      This is exactly what is coming. Ludwig Von Mises wrote about this decades ago and those who implemented should be hunted down and thrown into jail.

      “ There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

      ~ Ludwig Von Mises

      Friedrich Hayek wrote the book, The Road To Serfdom and that is exactly where we are heading now.

    • crocos

      first of all…iran will bring additional output to oil market so this means oil price to drop..i have some ideas about what will come from this aspect on 2016:
      1. if the price remain steadily 25-30 dollars barell for long time (even with iranian increasing output) that means they dont want to collapse the economy by this means
      2 if you really want to collapse economy by oil you must drop the oil price between 10-17 dollars barell for at least 6 monts…why?..because the cost production for most companies (especially russians) are 5-15 dollars per barell…that means really you can win everything without massive war.
      3. if you really want to destroy everything and to bring nwo quickly whithout war just add to point no.2 price drop to gas by 20 percent or more and you are the winner if you can resist.
      conclusion: if you see the oil price remain arround 25-30 usd per barell (including iranians output add)for weeks and months to come that means very difficult year for all but not the crash of global economy…only point 2or3 can bring economy collapse…this is my oppinion…have a good day and sorry for my english.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    Benyamin Netanyachu and the Saudis are mad that sanctions were lifted from Iran. Now the price of oil will collapse.

    • Fannie

      What better way to piss Bibi off, then to make his large oil field worth less?

      • Israeli Woman

        Idiots- we don’t have an oil field, we have gas fields…two different things.

        • MaxRockatansky33

          Sell this gas to Germany. Payback time.

    • Fellie Chn

      Israel — TOO much Repression- – -, like the Southern States before the American CIVIL war ??

  • SP2300ROFL

    Stock futures are nose diving – if you turn your computer screen upside down or stand on your head while viewing

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      you are just BS

      • SP2300ROFL

        Put down the mirror hayseed

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          Just BS

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      Stock markets are zooming to the stratosphere – if you turn your computer screen upside down or stand on your head while viewing.

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      Check again rookie – 9:47 pm futures are lower.

  • Robert

    Seems that all of this dire news will strengthen Trump’s position enormously. There is little he could do about the economy but there is an underlying panic on main street. Somehow, the rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to get in a deeper hole. But the so called poor seem to dig themselves in deeper. I hardly ever see older cars on the road and restaurants are packed out. Las Vegas claims they are losing money. Bah! Compared to what? The nation has lived on credit since WWII and the party appears to be over. Many pension plans depend on the market to pay off. Good luck with that. The insiders, as usual, got theirs and left the building and maybe the country.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      It’s mostly white boys that like Trump, and white boys are the voting minority now. I’m likely to vote for Cruz in the Primary.

    • Steeve Girard

      Nature favors order that is not forced. Each time we tried to dictate it what to do. She answered with chaos. And Mr Trump is the candidate of chaos.

    • rentslave

      How can you tell if a car is old?These 21st Century ones all look the same.

  • Rhialto the Marvellous

    NYSE issues at 52 wk high – 7
    NYSE issues at 52 wk low – 938

  • Fannie

    This week is going to be catastrophic!

    • Mystic Light

      Unfortunately, I think you may be right. Plan accordingly…

    • aldownunder

      You could be right
      Down here in oz all the talking heads keep saying to stay calm every thing will be alright all the fundamentals are good it will all sort itself out.
      Now there’s a bit of a murmur about resource companies not being able to pay their debts putting pressure on banks and our largest supermarket chain has been losing 200 mil a year through a failed hardware chain and a nickel foundry owned by one of the supposed mining magnates is closing down not to mention the carnage that’s going on in the mining industry in general
      Everything’s going to s#@t at the moment
      But there’s nothing to worry about

    • Fellie Chn

      Just too excited to see, how things will go ! ! yeahhh

    • Steeve Girard

      I hope it is, because if not then, the shock will be worst.

  • Bill G Wilminton NC

    Are the markets NY open tomorrow ? ha ha I just checked they are closed.

    • Fellie Chn

      Closed . .

    • MaxRockatansky33

      I wonder why markets are closed during normal trading day? Chinese move to avoid collapse of stocks?

      • HeyAHuman

        MLK Jr. Day.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        MLK holiday

    • awb22

      Yes, but asian markets are open, and on the way down. Wasn’t the crash of 1929 on a Tuesday?

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        i forgot the asian markets

        • Rorschach

          Asian markets are definitely down and they are open as well. So are other markets too.

          • Fellie Chn

            Read it too . . .

  • Funny

    I am going to invest in alcohol. I will get more percents than anybody else these days. Now to be serious: I really wonder how far the oil price will go. Theoretically, as most contracts only exist on Paper, it could even go below zero…

    • Fellie Chn

      Some say, REAL Estate had been invaded by laundered money ?? “Underground pharmacies” from SE Asia and CHINA to latin america. maybe ?? In LA County, houses are being paid in cash. .than rented or covered as secret brothels ??

      Sleeper cells ? ask eric cartman. he knows alot !

      • Fellie Chn

        In New York alone, SOME home prices are falling, an indicator that the Treasury are catching up on this laundromat ??

  • Fellie Chn

    What does your latest — 401 k – 403 b say ? let it be the judge !!

  • K2

    It is really sad what is happening in puerto rico and job losses in oil industry in the US.

  • Einar Reitz

    Now that Obama has gas prices low… people can actually afford to drive the car’s they’ve been living in.

    • Steeve Girard

      Do not buy a car… use the money to get rid of mortgages! That would be a short term mistake!

  • nevergiveup

    I am a South African. Over a year ago I started reading this blog. As a reborn Christian I have been researching events that seem to be prophetic and signs that we may be nearing the beginning of the tribulation. This blog supplemented that research. Based on what I read here, I started to do basic prepping. At first I felt a bit nuts doing it to be honest. Bought gold, food supplies, put in solar power, massive water tanks and a vegetable garden. Some of my family think I am crazy :). But since a year ago the deterioration we have been seeing here accelerated on every level – politically, economically, spiritually etc. I am glad I prepared and am grateful to Michael for this blog. Thanks for helping us see what was on the way. May God give us the grace we need to stand strong in the faith and to not fall into hatred (I am having a challenge with that) but to love those who are going to persecute us and to preach the message that Jesus lived, died and was raised for our redemption and salvation. May God bless and keep Michael.

    • jonesy

      I guess the christian delusion is capable of spreading even to South Africa.

      • nevergiveup

        Jonesy, I have atheist friends who say similar things to me often :). But I have learned, seen and experienced things that have left me with no doubt at all that Jesus is real. My faith is reasonable and certainly not ‘blind’. But I can understand and respect why many do not believe….and unfortunately I have to admit that one of the reasons some will not take Jesus seriously is because of us Christians. Cheers.

        • nohomehere

          I have been looking for a reason or a cause of my faith and eventual obedience to the laws of love and have to date exausted all avenues!

          I have to say that it appears to me that it is Part of God’ choice to elect one and not another!

          The kingdom will be inhabited by God’ people , literally , the ones he called and chose !
          Just like what is happening now! God will do what he pleases and you will get 6 point something billion other opinions as to why things are really happening!

  • axinosp PAN

    Red on Markets means blood on Streets !!

  • endkey

    U can prep all u want…its not going to save you…

  • Horiboyable .

    This is exactly what is coming. Ludwig Von Mises wrote about this decades ago and those who implemented should be hunted down and thrown into jail.

    “ There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

    ~ Ludwig Von Mises

    Friedrich Hayek wrote the book, The Road To Serfdom and that is exactly where we are heading now.

    • Steeve Girard

      Also the economic cycles of Kondratiev contributes to make the event happen. Because according to the cycle phase, we are in the economic Winter.

  • First Person

    Perhaps is the sand camels would return the table cloths they stole from Pizza Hut, and stop wearing them on their filthy hair..things would improve.

    • jakartaman

      Those are not table cloths – They are little sheets
      and they should be called little sheet heads

  • Enrique R. DéZuardí

    As i read through the comme t section halfway it alwatqturn into a Religion subject. Religion is good and but please it has no place in finance. Take it somewhere else….

  • rose

    The book of revelation specifically speaks of an economic crash. If you believe the bible, then best to prepare with food, silver, gold, tangible assets. The problem with American people is that they are used to uncle sam picking up the slack and taking care of them. Well, satan controls 4 hidden dynasties, 1government 2 economy 3education system 4 most religions in the world, especially the Christian denominational churches. People are programed to survive and in situations that involve fear, the need to thrive will kick in, and it would be amazing for them and that they’ll find out things about themselves that they weren’t aware of before and what they will do to survive, and in reality, its a test for themselves to test their stand and their principles. Jesus expects us to pick our cross, and sacrifice ourselves so to speak and stand up for Him and our beliefs in Him, .. The appointed time has arrived, and for me personally, it makes me happy to know these cause these world and the people in it are cursed, a loveless society with no compassion for our fellow brethren, its written isn’t it. Money is what makes the world go around, and satan uses every tool in his possession , love, hate, sex fame fortune, anything to get Gods creation to follow something or someone else. besides our True Creator. It is written, satan tempted Jesus, this kingdoms I give you if you bow down and worship me!!! How could satan make such a claim if God hadn’t for the moment (flesh age) allowed it for satan to have such power in the earth today!!! The messiah of Obama, Madonnas theme concert, the desecration of the bride of Christ, the pope, etc, all people in high political, high society power give their alliance to satan, and we the Christians, who call ourselves Christians and believers of the true God, Jesus Christ, the Lord of Kings and Queens best be prepared for the coming of the anti;christ who is coming from the heavens to claim to be the messiah and savior of the world, what a time we live in…. so people best to have enough oil in your lamps and prepare for the tribulation, the trial, the testing of all testing!!!! Is it the messiah???? Imagine a world gone mad, and these so called aliens in their aircrafts UFOs, that are here to help mankind!!!! Guess what??? Jesus already came as our messiah, and He doesn’t need to come again as our messiah, BUT, He does expect us to stay a virgin and true to Him. blessed are those who reach the 1350 days I believe is written. As long as we are in the flesh, we will not see the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. The tribulation is for the Christians mainly, but the rest of the world??? They don’t care as long as they can get what it takes to survive, just like many people when Jesus was here in the earth, they followed Jesus because they mostly wanted the food that Jesus and disciples gave them. The saying goes, give the dog a treat, and watch him do a trick, that’s people for you. As long as they (humanity) can get whatever it is that they need, they will do what they are told to do, and take the mark, (be in the new world system) except the bride of Christ, the virgins, the true believers, 144,000 sealed predestined in the last days to stand for Christ and His Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hhdnd

      More than 144000 will be saved. Stop believing jw stuff

    • REALIST

      WRONG. Isis and Osiris, in the Book of the Dead (only true book of the Gods) says that crops shall fail and pestilence shall rain when the people turn away from the GODS. By the way, you only have 1 God. I have many,thus I am more powerful than you and your 1 God. Also, I believe MORE than you, thus I am more right than you. !!!! take that, infidel.

  • James Sargent

    Why are no financial sites talking about the 4thQT GDP
    estimates released Friday Jan. 15th 2016 AFTER the market
    closed. Fed excuse “technical difficulties”.

    • REALIST

      Try telling the IRS you are having “technical difficulties”.

  • SP2300ROFL

    :)

    • Rorschach

      SP2300BS arrives and with a dull thud as usual.

  • iconickevin

    The more stable and successful they become the more danger Iran is in. The imminent collapse of the US economy puts Iran in increased danger. All Empires crumble and the US one is no different, the difference this time is the largest most brutal, nuclear armed military ever seen on the planet.
    Brace for imminent impact.

  • REALIST

    Please don’t use the term “15 Trillion of Stock Market Wealth”. It is misleading. There was no “wealth”. It was electronic digits stated in Federal Reserve Note units. Wealth is piles of steel, gold, land, wheat, etc (yes, they too can lose FDR note nominal values, but they have intrinsic values. Stocks, today with no dividend payout, have NO VALUE). A stock should ONLY have value based on the dividend. This is the way it was during the 1800’s. You based the value on what the business returned to you for your (gold) investment. You were not counting on the “greater fool” concept of selling your paper (stock certificate) to some greater fool who would buy your “tulips” planning to sell these “tulips” to another greaterer fool for more FDR notes. It is all a casino.

  • Steeve Girard

    Oh yes… that was an event I was waiting for. This the beginning of the true end of the petrodollar. It will take years… but when it finally breaks down, conventional oil will no longer be a cheap energy resource. Those petro countries will feel like frogs in slowly boiling water. Including mine.

  • dlewenz

    You know things are starting to unravel when CNBC is
    reporting the same facts that Michael has been reporting!

    • Fellie Chn

      Scary . . .

  • Rhialto the Marvellous

    Just a thought for MLK day –
    The leftist media refuse to go so far as to say “Merry Christmas” because it honors the Name and birthday of Christ, but they have no problem with honoring a man who did all in the Name of Christ.

    Cruz 2016

    • Gay Veteran

      Cruz, the first gay republican for president

  • endkey

    you people are confused…

    • Rorschach

      Do you have anything to add or is this too “intelligent” for the likes of you?

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      Everyone please pay attention to endkey, who surely has doctorates in psychology and economics.

      And if he doesn’t have those degrees, then his uneducated opinion is certainly more valuable than yours.

      • Steeve Girard

        What another Super Jesus? like those guys down the thread?

        • endkey

          says the Synagogue of Satan

          • Steeve Girard

            Pagan thank you….I do not acknowledge the existence of Satan. For me, all is of Nature.

          • endkey

            Paganism is Satanism…

          • Steeve Girard

            (you heard a TWACK! as the axe comes down chopping this thread right now!)

          • endkey

            So yo as a Pagan Don’t Believe in Heaven,Earth & Hell ? i Was Thinking in Triangular Numerology..

    • Fellie Chn

      in DENIAL lol . . .

  • endkey

    Really @ Rhialto & Rorschach… Novus Ordo Seclorum

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      Well that sure put me in my place…

  • endkey

    Riddle me this ….why is it a African Pyramid on a Federal reserve Note??????? I’ll wait

  • Fellie Chn

    I am waiting for the markets tomm ! Lets see. my 401(k) n 403(b) has taken a beating. anybody else???

  • endkey

    Let me guess…most of you think America is a Democracy…I’m I Right?

    • Steeve Girard

      Nope it’s a Corporate Republic. It’s leaders are decided by a small number of people (Electoral college), and the customs and laws are decided by the elite (Congress, Senate, Courts, President). Which they are influenced by corporations.

      • endkey

        People are Corporations …you have to do better than That..

      • endkey

        Try free Republic

      • endkey

        what you just Describe was Democracy…

        • Steeve Girard

          Nope the democracy is the whole of society that decides the government, the laws and customs. France is more a democracy than the USA.

    • Fellie Chn

      Some people in the Judicial, Executive and Legislative –> running and interpreting “IT” are NOT.

      The “values” of our ordinary/ hard working citizens we hold so sacred are . .

  • endkey

    Let me ask another question…what do the Roman Numerals on the base of the pyramid on the dollar bill come to…and dont give me the Date 1776… try deciphering in Triangular Numerology …I’ll wait

    • Fellie Chn

      50% of energy junk bonds are at at risk for default ! ! saw this too.

      • endkey

        600 – 60 – & 6…….Six Threescore

  • rentslave

    Why are the markets closed today?Had Ray Rice the common sense to beat up women inside of the hotel room,perhaps we’d have a holiday for him.

    • endkey

      Ignorant Statement but i forgive you…mayb when the cleanse happens we will skip your house… when they free the prison population and cut-off Welfare…we wont stop by your House…

  • Fellie Chn

    “Jewish terrorists more harmful to world Jewry than Arab counterpart” . . . Now that’s news ! !

    • endkey

      Hmmmmm!

    • Steeve Girard

      Crimes made in the name of Abraham’s wiener, by the big three religions, have killed more people than any other crime, or oath breaking.

  • endkey

    Mystery Babylon The Great!…..Drunken with the Blood of the Saints!

    • Steeve Girard

      Ok that is enough posts to classify you as a troll. Welcome to the club.

      • endkey

        Lol…a Troll of Trolls

  • endkey

    Mother of all Harlots….> ie >… False Religions

    • Steeve Girard

      The previous post is brought to you by Troll-tos, the candy that will make you troll like no tomorrow. Now on sale at Troll-mart, Home Troll-ware and Canadian Troll.
      .
      (Please stop your bullcrap)

      • endkey

        where did thou Marvel…

  • Fellie Chn

    “Cheap Oil Hits Housing In North Dakota, Texas, and Others” . . . Whoaaa . . this is getting bad . . . creeping slowly withing the economy.

  • endkey

    Did you Think America could pay a 18 trillion dollar Debt??? most of you have drunk the Kool-aid

  • skittles

    What is the basic purpose of religion?

    Religion is designed to focus the people’s attention and energy on a
    single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme being who
    allegedly created an inferior human race just for some extra
    companionship and love for himself and then supposedly foisted a set
    of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on them, which if
    broken would be met with unimaginable punishment.

  • skittles

    What is worship?

    Worship is the act of sending/offering love, devotion and gratitude
    to a deity or idol.

    They say that love is understanding and yet no one really
    understands God at all. How can you love something or someone whom you can neither understand or communicate with properly?

    Love and worship is also about admiration, adoration and gratitude
    but how can one feel these things towards someone whom they’ve never seen or spent time with?

    No God has ever asked anyone to worship him so man’s desire to
    worship a deity is nothing more than an ego based need to make
    himself feel useful to a god who otherwise probably has no real use
    for anything man has to offer.

    There is no evidence that whatever or whoever created us needs us to worship them because the probability is that if we were created by a god or an advanced race then they were doing it for their own
    purpose and agenda. Why would you worship someone just for carrying out their own agenda? Would an all powerful creator create a dysfunctional bunch of lemmings just for the purpose of worship?

    Why then give us intelligence, free choice, diversity, individuality and
    a strong will and then threaten to disown or terminate us as soon as
    we try to use them?

    If a single true God does exist then creating a race of selfish,
    sinful, ignorant, arrogant, egotistical, money hungry and sex
    obsessed beings for the sole purpose of worshiping him would have to be the stupidest thing he’s ever done.

    It’s fairly clear that some people have allowed themselves to become
    ignorant and dumbed-down by the pompous tradition of religion.

  • endkey

    Ted Turner said it Best….in ten years you won’t recognize what is now America…Who owns more U.S.Property than He? not many

  • skittles

    Religious followers ask, how can religion possibly be bad if it
    honours our God, but once a person learns about the higher truths of the cosmos, and that the jealous, angry and vengeful god concept is a ploy to keep us in submission and stagnation, they will realize
    that Christianity and other religions are a lie and an abomination
    to divine creation because they are all about lowering peoples
    vibration through mass fear, personal disempowerment and forced
    ignorance and because ignorance leads to evil, ignorance itself is
    an evil.

    Strangely enough, according to religion, ignorance is not a sin even
    though it is much worse than both envy and pride.

    Christians claim that Jesus said that he was exclusively God and
    that he was also God’s one and only son. Jesus almost certainly never made such outlandish and arrogant
    claims.

    This was just something the Christian leaders dreamed up and wrote
    down out of their sycophantic passion.

    Christ may have claimed to be God in a way but he almost certainly
    meant that he was a part of God as are equally the rest of us. In
    Psalms 82:6 and John 10:34 of the bible, God and Christ actually say
    “Ye are gods”, yet Christians continue to turn a blind eye to this
    interesting piece of information. In fact the plural “gods” appears
    numerous times in the bible which pretty much blows out of the water
    the Christian proclamation that there is only one God in all of
    creation.

  • skittles

    HEAVEN: PARADISE OR EMPTY PROMISES

    What will Christians do once they get to heaven?

    Christians aren’t told what they will be doing when they get to
    heaven.

    As far as they know they’ll just be worshipping God at his
    feet for the rest of eternity. That is not a proper existence, it is
    just an endless state of servitude, but it doesn’t seem to bother
    religious followers in the least even though they have no clue what
    lies beyond this world. Christians are apparently not permitted to
    ascend in the way that the son of God does.

    • Steeve Girard

      Here we go again… Jesus trolls.

  • endkey

    Why do you Think America has so Many Buffets?…. Because when the Food Stops Cannibalism will be a Real issue….The coming Starve will be real….

  • skittles

    Christians are taught that they are in this world to get to know
    God. This is nonsense since God, if he does exist, resides in a
    totally different dimension. Would you send your children to the
    farthest reaches of the globe to get to know you?
    You have to be with someone to get to know them.

    Our Prime Creator, if there is one, probably exists a hundred or
    more dimensions above our 3rd dimension. We are about as far away from our Creator as we can get. Even communication is difficult
    between distant dimensions, let alone interaction and governance.
    God trying to communicate with us would be like a human trying to
    communicate with ants. It would be completely futile. The same goes
    if ants were to try to worship a human.

    We are not here to get to know God, we are here to experience all that can be experienced and to develop our own potentials and to sort out our differences so that we can learn to co-exist peacefully. In this world, our world, anything goes. We get to do what we want. We are here to make a statement about who we are. Here we get to write our own script for living. This is our stage and our show. A true creator would not interfere with its creation’s natural development. Only a satanic god would.

    • Kat T

      Snort!!!!

  • skittles

    Christians are constantly tempted with heaven and threatened with
    hell and then they’re told that they have a choice – a “free choice”
    in fact (and also “free will” by the way (???)). This choice can be
    compared to the choice that a robber gives his victim – “your money
    or your life”. Christians are so brainwashed that they cannot see
    that this is not a choice but an ultimatum, which makes the claim of
    “free choice” an outright lie for a start. A choice is between two
    or more viable and amicable options. Death or eternal suffering is
    not a viable or amicable option.

    • endkey

      you sir are Deceived….

    • endkey

      Death is the Only Option…there is no Rapture

  • Joan Domeischel

    Simply put readers, trolls like to stir the pot. Even when they know the author of this blog is right. K said it, jaxon said it, and now I am going to say it. Don’t feed the trolls.

    • Jacynthia Read

      I’ve said it too.

  • Richard O. Mann

    The situation is, I see what is coming, and I know there is nothing I can do about it. Just trying to find a way to keep food on the table will become the prime directive in the up coming months. As for gas prices, I saw $1.58 a gallon here in East central Alabama yesterday. Those of us who are on Social Security did not get an increase in benefits this year due to the price of oil and gas being lower. My wife’s medicare and supplements increased. Pretty much like getting a pay cut. This one does look as though it many bring in horrors of Biblical content. And with Iran and Saudi Arabia lining up like a Sunday afternoon football pickup game, things are getting interesting to say the least.

    • Steeve Girard

      Point for you!

    • endkey

      The Government is Bankrupt…they can’t afford to pay this entitlement

    • Fellie Chn

      1.58 for gas .. yeahh. . .

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Richard
      God Bless You Brother……..We trust in The Lord.
      Shalom

  • endkey

    History will repeat it’s Self….another Great Depression… but this time it will be different for Americans…

  • endkey

    In order to set A New Order!….You Have to Destroy the Existing Order!

  • endkey

    A new World Order….America has been the Catalyst for this for some time now…

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  • endkey

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants…. where are the People Asleep!!!!!

  • endkey

    America Is Bankrupt! …The largest debtor Nation in the world!

  • endkey

    America will lose it’s Sovereignty under the new Order!…. It will soon lose it’s status as will world reserve currency… no more printing money … Mexico & Canada will close their Boarders to You…

  • endkey

    Think of Katrina….a George Bush Affair… What did they do??? they went around door to door rounding up people and throwing them into a Stadium to be raped and Killed…

  • endkey

    most of you people have farms? no….so you depend on your local grocery stores… the chaos that will ensue shall be great… will the collapse takes place….no more city services…no cops to protect you…no trash pick up so the streets will be littered with trash & sewage….no fire trucks…so the cities will burn…then they will begin to Purge you….how long can you go without food before you start to go insane???

  • endkey

    Hoards of Zombies… running around…that havnt eaten in weeks…high off drugs that they cooked up to take the pain away…breaking in every house they can to look for food & water and mayb guns & ammo… what you thought you were prepping for yourself will be what they will come for…by any means necessary… Disease will run freely for there will be no Hospitals…. becoming a Third world Country all most over Night…

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Very real scenario that could be……..I believe that Yeshua ( Jesus )Is Coming For HIS Bride.

      The Rapture is Soon.
      Shalom

      • endkey

        And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled….and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years…. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make waragainst them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city,which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

  • endkey

    the Scenario is all to real…depopulation is real

  • endkey

    in the event of an uprising in America….All the United States Military Might is Subverted to the Will of the U.N….

    • Bob Johansen

      …Don’t care. Let it all unravel. I’d rather starve than be a slave to satanists and fake Jews.

      • Lennie Pike

        Fake Jews correct. Khazzarian mafia members of the synagogue of satan with zero Semitic physical traits. A handful of Christians and real Jews have not been fooled.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Not sure of that………but if the newest traitor trade deal The TPP is signed we are TOAST…..but how many people even know what TPP stands for……

  • endkey

    George Bush Sr. said it Best…>>>> What is at stake is more than one small country; it is a big idea: a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind — peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle and worthy of our children’s future.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      New World Order into Totalitarian One World Government……Lucifer will sit at the head of the table in the body of the Anti-Christ.
      Shalom

  • endkey

    “where the rule of law… governs the conduct of nations,” and “in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.” end Quote – George Bush Sr.

    • RedPillPlease

      The UN’s founders were Rockefeller communists, globalists and wannabe tyrants.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Oh boy your pills are good…………….

        • RedPillPlease

          How old are you? 15? Never heard of Alger Hiss have you? He was praised by the murderous Josef Stalin and became the UN’s first Secretary General, only to be later convicted as a communist spy and imprisoned.

          Perhaps the most revealing fact of all concerning the powers that control the United Nations is that every single Secretary-general since the U.N.’s formation has been a socialist.

          Trygve Lie from Norway was the first elected head of the U.N. He was chosen by the fifteen-member U.N. Security Council and ratified by the U.N. General Assembly on February 1, 1946.

          Lie, at the age of twenty-three, was appointed secretary in charge of administration of the Norwegian Labor Party. The socialist lawyer served as Minister of Justice until June 1939, when a Cabinet reorganization made him Minister of Commerce. In April 1945, Lie was chosen to head the Norwegian delegation to the United Nations Founding Conference at San Francisco. At the conference itself he was chosen chairman of Commission III which was charged with drafting the charter of the Security Council of the United Nations, “the organ…which would have the power to act against aggressors.”

          Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden was elected Secretary-general of the United Nations on April 7, 1953. At the age of thirty, Hammarskjold became Undersecretary of the Swedish Ministry of Finance. At the Ministry he worked under the Fabian socialist economist Ernst Wigforss, whom he once said considered his second father. Sweden has long been the leading socialist state of Western Europe, taxing its citizens at a 75% rate.

          U Thant of Burma was elected Secretary-general of the U.N. on November 30, 1962. According to Current Biography 1962, U Thant considered himself a democratic socialist.

          Kurt Waldheim of Austria took office as Secretary-general of the United Nations on January 1, 1972. Waldheim had been Austria’s U.N. ambassador from 1964 to 1968. When the Austrian Socialist party won the March 1970 elections, Waldheim again became Austria’s U.N. representative. After serving two terms as U.N. Secretary-general, Waldheim became the head of Austria. It was revealed that Waldheim had lied about his role while serving in the Nazi forces of Adolf Hitler. Facts that were made known resulted in Waldheim being banished from the United States, even though he was the head of Austria.

          Javier Perez de Cuellar became U.N. Secretary-general on December 15, 1981. In his address to the General Assembly after being sworn in, Perez de Cuellar called the disparity in wealth between rich and poor nations a violation of “the most fundamental human rights.” During his administration, some third-world spokesmen complained that Perez de Cuellar had not been sufficiently outspoken in promoting the massive transfer of resources from rich to poor nations on a global scale (Wealth redistribution has always been the central plank in the platform of international socialism). “I am a third-world man,” the Secretary-general replied. “But first of all I am a representative of 157 countries. I have to act in a way so that I am not only the representative of the third world.”

          Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former foreign minister of Egypt, became the first African to head the U.N. on January 1, 1992. “If I was offered the job (of secretary-general) five years ago,” Ghali said, “I would have turned it down. The U.N. then was a dead horse, but after the end of the Cold War, the U.N. has a special position.” Politically, Boutros-Ghali was a member of the Arab Socialist Union.

          Is it coincidence that one communist and six socialists have headed the United Nations since its birth in 1945? Does it seem strange at all that the driving message of the U.N., the message of wealth redistribution, is the central message of international communism? Do you find it amazing that the United States has allowed the Soviet Union to have three votes to our one in the United Nations since 1945? With the supposed dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, each of the fifteen member of the ex-Soviet Union now have a vote in the U.N. So now we are outvoted fifteen to one. Yet Russia retains the right to invade these states if they get out of line.

          So what does all this mean? The plain truth is that the United Nations has been designed to be a communistic world government from its very beginning.

  • endkey

    We have in this past year made great progress in ending the long era of conflict and cold war. We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order–a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful–and we will be–we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders. . . . end quote – George Bush Sr.

    • Gay Veteran

      at the end of the Cold War we should have cut the Pentagon budget by over 50% and abolished NATO,
      instead we decided to repeatedly poke the bear

      • Steeve Girard

        The Capitalists of the time knew that ending a foreign crisis could spell doom to the system. Because it needs ennemies to work. That is why Bush Sr. setup the terrorist war.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          You got it , well said and the system wants NWO !

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Well said………mission was to bring in New World Order……need a change agent to make changes……….war is the best change agent…..change that might have taken decades can be accomplished in months with war…..cold or hot.

        • Gay Veteran

          had nothing to do with NWO and everything to do with continuing profits for the military-industrial-surveillance complex

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            NWO is above all the “goal “…..too bad that you have no knowedge or lacking in knowledge of this fact.

            Making profits yup trillions in the industrial military complex is important but they want POWER and the power is in New World Order/ Globalism. Thru the trade agreements like the present TPP agreement giving away our sovereignty, or BIS bank of international settlements, etc etc etc etc etc etc give them power and THEY want the power to control the world. They got the money already !.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh yes, I forgot about the Illuminati and the Masons

          • awb22

            Let’s just leave it at athiests and sodomites for now, you lying hypocrite.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh my Sodomite Obsessed Polly, there you go again bearing false witness

          • awb22

            it’s a statement of fact, you’re a lying hyprocrite, sodomite.

          • Gay Veteran

            but Sodomite Obsessed Polly you haven’t given us any facts

          • awb22

            read much, idiot?

          • Gay Veteran

            haven’t read any facts from YOU, Sodomite Obsessed Polly

          • awb22

            fact: you’re a lying hypocrite

          • Gay Veteran

            awwwwww, there you go again Sodomite Obsessed Polly, bearing false witness.
            you make the baby Jesus cry

          • awb22

            what does any of it have to do with you, sodomite? Is your conscience bothering you?

  • endkey

    You all voted for George Bush and His Son…So why are you so Confused?

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  • endkey

    They nuke the Skies everyday with Chem trails telling you it’s for Global warming Ha! Geoengineering is Real…destroying the Planet…the effects are irrevocable….they Spray any thing from Mold Spores to dead Blood…

  • endkey

    look how people act when they are spraying heavy around Holidays…like raving Maniac’s

  • endkey

    Have I not told the Truth!???….

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      …as you see it

  • Mondobeyondo

    Not quite checkmate just yet, but the global economy is getting close to check…

  • Mondobeyondo

    Puerto Rico is about to change their name to “Puerto Pobreso”…

    • Fellie Chn

      lol . . . ill visit this place someday . . .

      • Dung heap

        Really?

  • Fellie Chn

    Waiting for tomm market . . .

  • Daniel from Canada

    yep , here we go . two more months is all I need and my preparations will be complete . I AM ready now , just would like to accumulate a little more silver for extra insurance . Have the food , water and shelter I need for years to come . Back up geny and all other survival supplies . Depression proof job and a bug out plan . I think we have six months left before the real carnage starts . That’s when all the sleepy heads will start to wake up . To late unfortunately . I’ll try to help as much as I can . Good luck everybody . These are exciting times coming . Glad to be alive for these great historical events of a lifetime . Find the Lord if you haven’t . You are going to need him to get through this . Praise the Lord Jesus Christ .
    Daniel from Canada

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Daniel great post thanks………The Lord Yeshua (Jesus)
      Is Coming Soon.
      Shalom

  • Fellie Chn

    Glen Frey RIP . . . great songs ! !

  • endkey

    “Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” end Quote Ronald Reagan

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      The Roman Catholic Church has the largest infrared telescope in the world on Mt Graham, Arizona looking into deep space. Representative’s of the Vatican( the scientists on Mt Graham ) say that extra-terrestrials are real and they see UFO’s often and say this very nonchalantly. The Book ” Exo Vaticana ” speaks of what they are looking at in their own words, as the authors have had interviews with the Vatican reps an have been to the Mt. Graham facility.

      Maybe Ronald Reagan knew something….ya think ?

      • endkey

        Reagan was only looking to the Progression of The New World Order…Not to say that he didn’t know about the Humanoid/Demon Hybrids..

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          New World Order is real and Globalism is another word same meaning.

          The USA is being brought to its knees financially as we are blocking the way with our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. We have unalienable rights and that is a problem….how does gov takes rights away not given by gov but by our Creator.

          THEY will bring the USA House down with us in it as THEY are traitors. Enuff !

      • endkey

        Ronald knew something indeed…What they will Deceive the people into Believing

      • victor

        Tom Horn, good perspective of what’s going on behind the scenes, and what is soon to take place
        All this is coming in place, as we get closer to the day. Even the Word says, We wrestle not with flesh and blood.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          …..but against principalities and against powers and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

          What is coming would deceive even the elect……….

          More people today believe in UFO/Aliens than God…..I pray Yeshua Comes For His Bride Soon.
          Shalom

  • endkey

    For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thess 5:3….. It is Mentioned in the U.N. Charter the Words Peace & Safety No-Less than 32 Times!!!

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      WOW good info…….you are awesome !

  • endkey

    you can now feel the Birth Pains…the Beginning of Sorrows

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Brother….Your Band is Rockin……Rock on !

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Mabe time to Chill a bit……….

  • helloworld

    what happen to the daily countdown by ( all ways tomorrow )

  • helloworld

    what happen to the daily countdown by( all ways tomorrow )????

  • Richard

    “Hopefully this week will not be as bad as last week”

    What exactly does that mean?

  • Ben

    Asia is doing well so far this morning.

  • Devin

    Check Devin out but Mark my errors and use the best of your logic to correct my accidental” errors the truth is real, its out there just hidden though behind tons of lies even opinions and speculations. Be blessed, love me like you would love yourself.

  • RedSky

    Good luck to Iran with their ramping up oil production now that the sanctions are being lifted which allow them to do better business (they hope). Now that some are seeing $1/gallon at the pump, it will be hard for them to sell it much less make a profit. There is so much glut of oil can’t imagine anyone getting into production. We are in a real predicament in this world. The old addage “be careful what you wish for” seems appropriate today. The global community is no win, checkmate.

  • James Hixson

    If we truly have competitive market that utilizes market forces to determine whether a business stays in business or not, then why does the government bail out Wall Street and the Oil businesses? Wall Street and the Big Oil Companies should be made to subject themselves to any pressures that any other business has to endure. They either fail or prosper.

  • Chief, we are totally done with you. No need to reply. Bye-bye.

    • afchief

      The truth ALWAYS offends!!! Does it not?

      • Will let you bury your own dead. Your dust has been wiped. bye-bye.

      • No, the only thing that does offend are the fools like you who do not want to know the truth. You and your pansy rapture cult flesh satisfying lies that pollute other people’s souls chief. You should be ashamed of yourself. And to think you’re a chief in the Air Force. Time to man up & follow the truth.

        Oh, and stop using caps and multiple exclamation marks. It shows a lack of leadership..

        • afchief

          Then prove it WRONG!!!!! YOU CAN’T!!!!!!

          Scriptural Evidence for the Pretribulation Rapture

          The Unknown Hour

          When we search the Scriptures and read the passages describing the Lord Jesus’ return, we find verses that tell us we won’t know the day and hour of that event. Matthew 25:13 says Jesus will return at an unknown time, while Revelation 12:6 indicates that the Jews will have to wait on the Lord 1,260 days, starting when the Antichrist stands in the Temple of God and declares himself to be God (2 Thes 2:4). This event will take place at the mid-point of the seven-year tribulation (Dan 9:27). Note that some people only see a three-and-a-half-year tribulation. In a way, they are correct because the first half of the tribulation will be relatively peaceful compared to the second half. Nonetheless, peaceful or not, there still remains a seven-year period called the tribulation. When the Jews flee into the wilderness, they know that all they have to do is wait out those 1,260 days (Mat 24:16). There is no way to apply the phrase “neither the day nor the hour” to this situation. The only way for these two viewpoints to be true is to separate the two distinct events transpiring here: 1) the rapture of the Church, which comes before the tribulation; and 2) the return of Jesus to the earth, which takes place roughly seven years later.

          The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

          In Luke 12:36, the Word states that when Christ returns, He will be returning from a wedding. In Revelation 19:7-8, we read about the marriage itself. The marriage supper takes place before the marriage. According to Jewish custom, the marriage contract, which often includes a dowry, is drawn up first. The contract parallels the act of faith we use when we trust Jesus to be our Savior. The dowry is His life, which was used to purchase us. When it’s time for the wedding, the groom goes to the bride’s house unannounced. She comes out to meet him, and then he takes her to his father’s house. This precisely correlates with the events according to the pre-trib scenario. Jesus, the Groom, comes down from heaven and calls up the Church, His Bride. After meeting in the air, He and His Bride return to His Father’s house, heaven. The marriage supper itself will take place there, while down here on earth the final events of the tribulation will be playing out. After the marriage supper of Jewish tradition, the bride and groom are presented to the world as man and wife. This corresponds to the time when Jesus returns to earth accompanied by an army “clothed in fine linen, white and clean” (Rev 19:14).

          What They Didn’t Teach You in History Class

          Many groups try to discredit the pre-trib rapture by saying most of the end-time events in the Bible have already taken place. A group of people called preterists claims that the Book of Revelation was mostly fulfilled by 70 AD. If the events described in the Book of Revelation took place in the past, I’m at a loss to explain some of the current situations I see around us: the rebirth of Israel, the reunification of Europe, the number of global wars that have occurred, and the development of nuclear weapons. During history class, I must have slept through the part where the teacher talked about the time when a third of the trees were burned up, 100-pound hailstones fell from the sky, and the sea turned into blood (Rev 8:7-8, 16:21). I think several people would have to question their opposition to the pre-trib rapture doctrine if they knew that the evidence provided to them was based on the understanding that most tribulation prophecies have already occurred.

          The People of the Millennium

          If Christ were to come back after the tribulation, rapture all the saints, and slay all the ungodly, who would be left to populate the earth during the millennium? Only the pre-trib viewpoint can account for this post-trib problem. The Church is raptured before the tribulation, a vast number of souls are saved during this seven-year time frame, and those who make it through the tribulation go into the millennium while the unsaved are cast into hell.

          The Saint U-Turn

          In the pre-trib scenario, after we rise to meet the Lord in the air, we will go to heaven and abide there seven years. At the end of that period, Christ will come down to earth, defeat the Antichrist, and cleanse the temple. In a post-trib rapture, we would rise in the air to meet the Lord, then do a 180-degree U-turn and come back down to earth. Revelation 1:7 states that Christ will appear out of the clouds and come down to earth. Zechariah 14:4 says that His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. If He’s already headed our way, why would we need to be caught up to meet Him?

          “Come Up Hither”

          Many pre-trib writers cite Revelation 4:1, which says, “come up hither,” as a prophetic reference to the rapture of the Church, leaving Revelation chapters 1 through 3 as a description of the Church Age. After the shout to “come up hither,” the Church is not mentioned in Scripture at all. The attention of Scripture switches from the Church to the Jews living in Israel.

          Armies in Fine Linen

          When Jesus returns (Rev. 19:18), an army follows Him. The army’s members are riding on white horses, and they are clothed in fine linen that is white and clean. In Revelation 19:8, we are told that the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. If the saints of God are returning with Christ to wage war on the Antichrist, then it is not possible to have a post-trib rapture without us running into ourselves as we are coming and going.

          The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

          In several passages, the Bible refers to the tribulation as a time of trouble for the Jews. The phrase “Jacob’s trouble” pertains to the descendants of Jacob. Jeremiah 30:7 says that this time of trouble will come just before the Lord returns to save His people. The final week of Daniel’s 70th week is yet to take place. An angel told Daniel that, “70 weeks are determined unto thy people” (Dan 9:24). Scripture never mentions that the tribulation is meant to be a time of testing for Christians. However, some post-tribbers try to claim that they are the ones being tested during the tribulation. To make this so, they need to spiritualize the 144,000 Jewish believers in Revelation 7:2-8 who receive God’s protective seal. Placing the Church dispensation into the same time frame as the seven-year Jewish dispensation, as the post-tribbers do, raises one good question: Can two dispensations transpire at the same time? In the past, God has only dealt with one at a time. Having both present during the tribulation would have to be an exception.

          “He” That is Taken Out of the Way

          Before the Antichrist can be revealed, Paul said a certain “He” must be taken out of the way. According to 2 Thessalonians 2:7, the “He” that must be removed is widely thought to be the Holy Spirit. It has been promised that the Holy Spirit would never leave the Church, and without the working of the Holy Spirit remaining on earth, no one could be saved during the tribulation. The removal of the Church, which is indwelt by the Holy Ghost, would seem the best explanation for this dilemma. The working of the Holy Spirit could go on during the tribulation, but His influence would be diminished because of the missing Church.

          War or Rapture

          (Rev 19:19-21) When Jesus returns at the end of the tribulation, He will be coming for battle. For those who believe in a post-trib rapture, it would be strange to meet your Lord and Savior just as He’s rushing into battle. The idea that war and rapture could occur together is difficult to imagine, especially since they transpire at the same moment.

          The Five Foolish Virgins

          The wedding story that Jesus gave in Matthew 25:2-13, I believe, is a parable of the rapture of the Church. It explains how some will not be ready. Jesus clearly states that a group of people will miss out on an event, and will cry out to God to let them into the place where He resides, heaven. Although some try to put this parable in a post-trib context, it doesn’t fit very well. The ones left behind in a post-trib rapture will not need to seek the Lord because they’ll immediately be confronted by Him and His army of angels.

          God Hath Not Appointed Us to Wrath

          In 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Paul assures us that God has not appointed His people to wrath. This wrath is plainly God’s anger that will be poured out during the tribulation. Pre-trib believers interpret this as meaning that Christians will be removed from the earth. Post-trib believers tell a different story. They describe this as meaning that God will protect Christians during the tribulation and pour this wrath out on the unbelievers only. This idea runs against the statement made in Revelation 13:7, in which the Antichrist is given power to make war with the saints and to overcome them. A post-trib view would make God’s promise of protection from wrath into a lie. In years past, it was possible to think of being protected from the guns and swords of that day. Today, when any major war would involve nuclear and chemical weapons, it’s impossible to expect that same kind of protection. When Nagasaki, Japan was bombed during World War II, the bomb exploded over a Catholic church. Everyone who was in the center of the explosion died–both Christians and non-Christians. The only way to validly interpret God’s promise of protection from wrath is by viewing 1 Thessalonians 5:9 as the bodily removal of the Church from this world.

          The Salt of the Earth

          Jesus said, “Ye are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). When the believers are supenly removed, the earth will be plunged into spiritual darkness. When this happens, the Antichrist will then be free to control the world.

          God Takes an Inventory

          In Revelation 7:3, an angel descends to earth and seals the servants of God. Two bits of information about this sealing highly disclaim a post-trib viewpoint. The first item is the number of people sealed: 144,000. The second one is that all those who are sealed are from the 12 tribes of Israel. For the events in Revelation 7:3-8 to be true in a post-trib interpretation, either the Church has turned against God or God has turned against the Church. A post-tribber could write a thousand-word commentary about why the Church doesn’t need to be sealed. Instead of trying to argue about why the Church is not mentioned or sealed, a pre-trib proponent could just say, “We’re already in heaven.”

          Noah and Lot as Examples

          The tribulation period is compared to the times of Noah and Lot by Jesus in Luke 17:28. Most people argue over whether the time frame Jesus was talking about in that passage was pre-trib or post-trib. In doing so, they miss an important point. The two circumstances that the Noah and Lot situations have in common are the removal of the righteous and the judgment of the unbelievers. From these two accounts, we see that God prefers to remove His own when danger is involved.

          Common-Sense Reasons for Believing in the Pretribulation Rapture

          The World Test

          One way to check the soundness of a doctrine is to see how the world reacts to it. One company put out a questionnaire that was used to screen prospective employees. One of the questions was, “Do you believe in the rapture?” If you answered “yes,” your chances of getting hired would not be good. Some internet sites do not allow the topics of Rapture or Second Coming. They do allow topics such as sex, gays, and drugs. The only time the news media mentions the rapture is when someone sets a date and is proven to be wrong.

          That Old-Time Religion

          It used to be a rule of thumb that when one was visiting a church or listening to a preacher, one could assume the preacher believed in repentance, prayer, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost if he taught the rapture doctrine. It was also true that the churches on fire for God worshipped out of storefronts. Today, many of those storefront churches have moved into marble palaces and have strayed from their principal doctrines.

          Birds of a Feather Flock Together

          Whenever I look at all the groups that teach false doctrine and are highly focused on end-time events, I cannot find any that support the rapture theory. Some organizations, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, teach a false gospel and are heavily into Bible prophecy. Why, then, don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses teach a false doctrine that would be right up their alley? Could it be that the demonic forces that influence these groups know something that Christians opposed to the rapture don’t know? The list of prophetically minded cults that reject the idea of a rapture goes on and on. Here are some more: the Mormons, the Worldwide Church of God and the Moonies, as well as leaders like Jim Jones and David Koresh.

          The Church Would Rebuke the Antichrist

          If the Antichrist came to power with the Church still here, I do not see how he could operate. When Hitler was fighting to take over England, a number of Christians were praying for victory. Hitler made mistake after mistake, and England outperformed its enemy at every stage of the conflict. It is difficult to measure the impact of intercessory prayer in physical warfare. Little is known of how great a role praying saints played in the defeat of Nazi Germany. If the Church were to reside on earth during the tribulation, I am sure she would give the Antichrist fits. In Revelation 11:3, the two witnesses alone give the Antichrist enough headaches. Millions of Christians who know their Bibles well would recognize the man of sin and pray fire down on his head. The post-trib view would have to plan on the Church just rolling over and playing dead the whole seven years.

          We should all remember one thing: Knowing the Antichrist’s mother’s maiden name isn’t the primary goal. Knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and having your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life should be your number-one priority. The jailer asked Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” The answer was, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:30-31).

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