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‘Bigger than the housing bubble’: One market expert breaks down why the next US economic meltdown will be even worse than the last | Business Insider

  • Peter Schiff, the outspoken CEO and president of Euro Pacific Capital, has a stark warning for investors who think the Federal Reserve will be able to bail out the US economy.
  • Schiff says the Fed has lost all credibility, and that exploding debt levels and massive deficits will be too much for the dollar to handle.
  • He’s predicting: stagflation, rising rates, and a deep recession even worse than the last.
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There’s no denying that the housing bubble of the 2000s was the most severe economic event to roil the world since the Great Depression.

Excessive leverage, risky lending practices, and overexuberance almost brought the entire financial system to its knees. But the world was able to side-step economic disaster through emergency government and central bank action.

And although the US economy has been humming along ever since, some are convinced that the policies put in place during the recovery are going to be responsible for an even bigger collapse.

One such man is Peter Schiff, president and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, who says the US economy is nearing judgment day.

“The bubble that the Fed inflated this time is far bigger than the housing bubble,” he said at The MoneyShow Las Vegas, a recent financial-markets conference. “The economic collapse that is going to follow the bursting of this bubble is going to far more dramatic.”

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Schiff has danced this dance before.

He saw the same low-rate hubris leading up to both the tech and housing bubbles — and he says the similarities to today’s situation are too uncanny to ignore. In his opinion, rates were kept too low for too long, which led to excessive risk taking and eventual collapse.

Still, the Federal Reserve was waiting in the wings, waiting to mop up the ensuing economic mess that resulted, in his opinion, of their own doing.

Why this time is different

But this time it’s different — and Schiff is quick to demonstrate his thinking.

“Everybody started to believe the Fed,” he said. “But the belief that the policy worked was completely predicated on the fact that is was temporary and that it was reversible — that the Fed was going to be able normalize interest rates and shrink its balance sheet back down to pre-crisis levels. ”

That’s an important distinction. To Schiff, the Fed’s policies are neither temporary nor reversible — and over time, he thinks they’ve proved him right.

For context, the Fed’s balance sheet is currently hovering around $4 trillion, nowhere near where it was pre-crisis. In fact, it’s roughly $3 trillion higher.

The graph below depicts the total assets held by the Federal Reserve since late 2002.

What’s more, the Fed’s path to interest rate normalization was cut short by an unruly stock market.

“They had raised interest rates to the point where the markets could no longer handle it,” he said. “How high did we get? Two and a quarter? Two and a half?”

He continued: “Is that normal? No! It’s not even close to normal.”

Schiff thinks markets have been duped. These policies are seemingly here to stay — something he believes makes the Fed much less credible. And if no one trusts the Fed, no one is going to bank on them pulling the US economy out of the doldrums.

“Nobody is going to believe that it’s temporary,” he said. “Nobody is going to believe that the Fed has this under control — that they can reverse this policy.”

But that’s not all.

He also thinks that sky-high deficits and exploding debt levels are going to make it nearly impossible for the dollar to retain it’s purchasing power — and once that domino falls, he expects all hell to break loose.

“The dollar is going to crash,” he concluded. “And when the dollar crashes, it’s going to take the bond market with it, and we’re going to have stagflation, we’re going to have a deep recession with rising interest rates, and this whole thing is going to come imploding down.”

Source: ‘Bigger than the housing bubble’: One market expert breaks down why the next US economic meltdown will be even worse than the last

State Dept Finds 588 Violations, 38 People ‘Culpable’ In Violations In Clinton Server Investigation | The Federalist Papers

The investigation into the private email server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is complete and it is no good news for the Democrats.

There were 588 violations found and 38 people were found to be ‘culpable’ in transmitting classified information.

“APD’ s administrative review of the HRC emails resulted in the adjudication of 91 valid violations attributable to 38 individuals.

“Additionally, APD adjudicated 497 valid violations where no individual was found to bear culpability, resulting in a ‘valid, but not culpable’ determination,” the report said.

The State Department concluded that using the private server “added an increased degree of risk of compromise, as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of [the] State Department.”

“While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure,” it said.

But it said that the people that were interviewed “did their best” to handle classified information properly.

“It was APD’s determination that the use of a private email system to conduct official business added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks.

“While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure,” it said.

Are Democrats on a witch hunt?

“While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience, by and large, the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations.

“Correspondence with the Secretary is inherently sensitive, and is therefore open for broad interpretation as to classification, particularly with respect to Foreign Government Information. Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the rare exception and resulted in adjudicated security violations.

“There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information,” it said in the report.

BREAKING: Investigators probing Hillary’s use of a private email server have discovered nearly 600 security violations

“The investigation, conducted by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, found 38 individuals were culpable”https://t.co/Wsm3q6tAmR

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 18, 2019

State Dept Concludes Investigation Into Clinton Server, Finds Almost 600 Security Violations https://t.co/IdUOOneL3a

— RedState (@RedState) October 18, 2019

An investigation by the State Department released on Friday said 38 individuals employed at one time by the State Department sent classified emails to Hillary Clinton’s private email server and found nearly 100 violations of classification rules https://t.co/NgyTFyneK3

— CNN (@CNN) October 18, 2019

State Department investigators probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state discovered nearly 600 security incidents that violated agency policy. https://t.co/uw0M8zfV5p

— IWV (@IWV) October 18, 2019

#NEW: Read the State Dept.’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server as Secretary of State which found 588 violations committed by at least 38 people:https://t.co/VLmxG3293L

— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) October 18, 2019

Source: State Dept Finds 588 Violations, 38 People ‘Culpable’ In Violations In Clinton Server Investigation

Costi Hinn on How the Endorsement of Paula White Reshapes What We Expect of Southern Baptist Pastors — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Pastor Paula White delivers the benediction at the close of the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Once upon a time, evangelical leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (and beyond) were an unwavering group. Touting the authority of Scripture and an emphasis on Christ alone, they’d pound the pulpit, the radio airwaves, and print publications with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They were people of the Book and people of conviction.

Even if you didn’t like what they had to say, you had to respect the clarity they spoke with. You knew where they stood. If there’s one thing we human beings appreciate, it’s having our expectations met to some degree. From LGBTQ liberals and democratic politicians, to hard right conservatives, we knew our differences and where we stood respectively.

What’s more, there was, for the most part, agreement within evangelicalism and within denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention that certain false teachers were to be marked and avoided, as the Apostle Paul says in his Letter to the Romans. No matter the political differences or denominational differences, evangelicals could rely on one thing: we’d not promote prosperity charlatans who exploit desperate souls and make Christianity look horrific on a global level.

Those days are gone.

This week SBC adherents watched in (near) terror as prominent Southern Baptist pastors, including Franklin Graham, Jack Graham (no relation to Franklin or Billy), Robert Jeffress and Greg Laurie, tweeted their approval of a new book by Paula White, President Trump’s spiritual advisor. In another time, these long-respected gospel preachers and conservative leaders would never have risked reputation and religious conviction to promote her.

White has been called a heretic in the Christian tradition by SBC leaders and repeatedly brings reproach on the gospel, Jesus Christ and the church. She’s been married and divorced more than once and is alleged to have had an inappropriate relationship with prosperity gospel preacher Benny Hinn. Even after photos showed them apparently holding hands outside a hotel, they both denied having a “fling” — though family members like me know the real story.

She has preached a false gospel, taken contributions from poor and desperate souls, and influenced her way onto Trump’s spiritual advisory board. While the public storyline she sells is a tale of “rags to riches,” the real storyline is simply that false teachers like White climb to the top because they spend their entire lives chasing power and money; deceiving people until they get to the “there” they are after.

Some of you might be thinking: Didn’t Jesus forgive sinners? Is not his grace enough for even Paula White?

The answer is a resounding yes. But genuine Christianity teaches that in order to receive God’s grace for salvation, you must repent of your sin and turn to Jesus Christ. This is the message that Franklin Graham’s father, Billy, preached. This is the message that Jack Graham has preached. This is the message that global evangelist Greg Laurie has preached.

Yet, White has not once repented publicly for any of her sins. She has not confessed deception; she has not confessed false teaching or abuse of the gospel. Instead, she continues to creep her way into the mainstream circles of evangelicalism under the false guise of empty grace.

The question then remains: why would these respected leaders waver in their convictions and promote a known false teacher?  

Click here to read more.
Source: Religion News Service

via Costi Hinn on How the Endorsement of Paula White Reshapes What We Expect of Southern Baptist Pastors — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Breaking: “Queen of Warmongers” Hillary Clinton Bails Out of DC Event that Included Tulsi Gabbard — The Gateway Pundit

Failed Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton bailed out of a DC speaking engagement next week that also included Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.

Hillary was set to speak at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington DC.
Hillary couldn’t muster enough strength to attend.

The New York Post reported:

It looks like the “Queen of Warmongers” blinked.

A face-to-face confrontation between Hillary Clinton and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard set for next week was averted when Clinton backed out of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, DC.

Clinton aides cited a scheduling conflict late Friday when she announced her withdrawal from a speaking slot at the annual event. One insider told Slate that Clinton dropped out to protest the inclusion of former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson on the schedule.

But Gabbard is on the bill, too — and Clinton’s pull-out came just hours after the former Secretary of State accused the Hawaii Democrat of being the “favorite of the Russians” on a podcast.

“I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said.

via Breaking: “Queen of Warmongers” Hillary Clinton Bails Out of DC Event that Included Tulsi Gabbard — The Gateway Pundit

“I Stand Against Everything She Represents” – Gabbard Hammers Tired, Sick, Fragile Hillary | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog,

Tulsi Gabbard has stones. She has the kind of stones born of a life dedicated to the cause of serving others.

She is the direct opposite of Hillary Clinton, for whom all causes serve herself and her enormous narcissism and pathology.

So seeing Gabbard go directly after Hillary Clinton after her debate performance the other evening where she explicitly called out both the New York Times and CNN (the hosts of the debate) for the hit jobs on her puts to rest any idea she’s someone else’s stalking horse.

Two weeks ago I asked if five tweets from President Trump changed U.S. foreign policy for good, Gabbard does him two better with these three tweets of absolute, Oscar Wilde-like beauty.

There is so much goodness to unpack in these tweets it is almost beyond my ability to do so.

Clearly, Gabbard may have real problems with Donald Trump as president but she’s learned very quickly from him that the best way to deal with Hillary and her media quislings is to attack them without mercy.

Gabbard throws down the gauntlet here outing Hillary as the mastermind behind the DNC strategy of allowing the current crop of future losers to fall all over themselves to alienate as many centrist voters as possible.

This paves the way for Hillary to swoop in on her broom, pointed hat in hand, and declare herself the savior of the Democratic Party’s chances to defeat Donald Trump next November.

Remember that leading up to the debate Gabbard was going to boycott the event because it was such a corrupted event and stage-managed to showcase the chosen ‘front-runners’ — Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

It makes sense to me that she decided at the last minute to join the debate after the Times piece just to ensure she got the national platform to openly call out the corruption in the same breath as attacking Trump for his, to this point, disastrous foreign policy mistakes.

She emerged from that debate as the only candidate with any moral compass capable of pointing in a single direction. Warren made a fool of herself responding with bromides about leaving in the ‘rightt way’ indistinguishable from any other presidential puppet of the last twenty years.

This is two debates in a row where Gabbard came out blazing at the front-runner, claiming a moral and ethical high ground on foreign policy that, at just over half the age of her rivals, that shows a maturity well beyond her years.

Her calling Hillary the “Queen of Warmongers” is so self-evidently true that it will reverberate far beyond Twitter into votes.

And it tells Hillary that Gabbard has zero fear of her and her political machine.

You can’t cow a person without fear who has nothing to lose.

[ZH: And Gabbard was not done – she ripped into Hillary’s terrible legacy in a Friday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interview.]

During her discussion with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Gabbard framed Clinton’s opposition as being not only against her candidacy, but against “every veteran in this country, every service member, every American, anyone watching at home fighting for peace and who was calling for an end to these regime change wars.”

“Ultimately she knows she can’t control me,” Gabbard said, responding to Carlson’s question about why Clinton is taking aim at her. “I stand against everything that she represents and if I’m elected president, if I’m the Democratic nominee and elected president she will not be able to control me. She won’t be able to manipulate me. She won’t be able to continue to work from behind the curtains, to continue these regime change wars that have been so costly.”

The Democratic presidential candidate said the blood of her “brothers and sisters in uniform” killed in Iraq, a “war she championed,” is “on her hands.”

“I am calling for an end to these regime change wars. This is why she’s speaking out strongly and smearing my character and trying to undermine my campaign,” she said.

“Just as she is doing this to me, this is what will happen to anybody who is doing the same.”

Responding to a question from the Fox News host about the massive media and political opposition from both parties to her foreign policy positions, Gabbard noted that it happened as soon as she announced her candidacy.

” And now we know exactly why. It’s because I am standing up and speaking out strongly against the Hillary Clinton legacy, the warmongering legacy of waging these regime change wars, continuing to escalate these tensions between the United States, nuclear armed countries like Russia, China, this nuclear arms race bringing more profits to the military-industrial complex.

Bullies like Hillary never learn that lesson until they are humiliated beyond recognition.

Moreover, when you look at this sequence of events it’s clear that the DNC, Hillary and everyone else close to the corridors of power fear Gabbard’s rise. If they weren’t they wouldn’t be putting out smears in the New York Times.

They wouldn’t be spending millions on social media trolls to discredit her in the public fora.

The first rule of politics is “You never attack down.”

Well, Hillary attacked down. The Times attacked down. The DNC, by gaming the debate rules, attacked down. And that spells disaster for anyone who does it.

Just ask Rudy Guiliani.

This was the exchange that ended Rudy’s political career. 150 seconds of truth-telling that ignited a movement which culminated in the election of Donald Trump.

Gabbard is following that same course. The difference between her and Dr. Paul is that she’s less polite. But as to their moral clarity there is little difference. And she shouldn’t be polite. The stakes are higher today than they were in 2008.

The people Gabbard is up against are even more ruthless since Hillary intends to win, whereas the Republicans in 2008 were fighting for the right to lose to her at the time.

Gabbard’s rise in popularity among Trump voters and centrists is born of the same exhaustion the American people have with endless wars for globalism. She is Trump’s Kryptonite.

The party she represents is irrelevant. By wrapping herself in the mantle of the front-runner for the nomination is not delusional, it’s the most strategic thing she’s done to date.

It’s also becoming more and more realistic as the days go on.

Because by responding to Hillary’s ham-fisted attempts to position herself as the voice of reason, Gabbard clarifies for everyone just how sick and bile-filled Hillary is by outing her as the delusional one.

And reminding everyone that Hillary is the architect of the very policies in the Middle East that Trump is now taking heat for trying to unwind.

Gabbard knows what the plan is. She was there in 2016 when Hillary stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders and quit her position in the DNC because of it.

Even Trump knows that foreign policy and foreign entanglements will be the big ticket issue for this election cycle.

Why?

Because Gabbard has single-handedly made it so.

Trump is already running against her by pulling back from Syria, looking for peace options in Afghanistan, firing John Bolton while using proxies and, yes, Vladimir Putin to assist him in fixing his myriad mistakes of the first thirty months of his presidency.

Hillary trying to position herself as the one who can save the Middle East from Trump’s bumbling is laughable and Gabbard just laughed in Hillary’s face.

Calling everyone who voices any dissent from foreign or domestic policy orthodoxy a Russian agent is a losing proposition. It belies reality and what people see with their own eyes.

Americans want better relations with Russia now World War III. Trump’s popularity has risen since he backed off on starting a war with Iran.

The media spent four years marginalizing Dr. Paul. The RNC stole the nomination from him just as surely as the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie. As the people in the U.K. are finding out, their votes don’t matter.

Democracy doesn’t matter, only the fever dreams of the soulless and the power mad who think they run the world. Look at what Hillary has become, not what you remember her to be.

She’s a tired, sick, fragile woman whose bitterness and evil is literally eating her up from the inside out. Have you noticed that she hasn’t been photographed standing up for months?

She’s the epitome of everything wrong with America and, in fact, the world and Tulsi Gabbard just stood up and laughed at her for still thinking she was the Emperor when in reality she’s The Joker.

Source: “I Stand Against Everything She Represents” – Gabbard Hammers Tired, Sick, Fragile Hillary

Breakfast Food Giant Kellogg’s Teams With Radical Pro-LGBTQ+ Activist Group GLAAD To Launch ‘All Together’ Cereal To Indoctrinate Children — Now The End Begins

Breakfast cereal giant Kellogg’s is teaming with the advocacy group Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for an anti-bullying campaign featuring a new “All Together” cereal bringing many of its most famous cartoon characters onto one box front.

Reading the cereal box while gobbling up spoonfuls of delicious breakfast cereal is a time-honored tradition in American homes since cereal was invented by James Jacob Jackson back in 1863. I am well past my childhood but even today, I still love pouring a bowl of cereal and read the box while I eat it. Cereal giant Kellogg’s not only has a brand-new cereal for America’s kids, they have a brand-new message for them to put into their young brains. But there is nothing new about the message, in fact, it’s as old as the Devil himself.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” Romans 1:18,19 (KJV)

The LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement is on a mission, a recruiting mission to expand their tent and fill out their ranks. Since only less than 3% of America’s population organically identifies as being gay or lesbian, they must recruit new members in order to grow. As Adolf Hitler found out when he started his Hitler Youth in 1921, if you are going to control the nation you must first control an entire generation of children. And when those children become adults, your conquest is complete. Our children are being attacked from all sides from every angle, don’t allow this filth into your home.

Kellogg’s Teams with GLAAD for ‘Anti-Bullying’ Campaign with ‘All Together’ Cereal

FROM BREITBART: The new cereal brings several of the company’s most popular cereals together. The box includes Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, and Frosted Mini Wheats.

“We all belong together,” the company said in a press release. “So for the first time in history, our famous mascots and cereals are offered exclusively together in the same box for All Together Cereal. It’s a symbol of acceptance no matter how you look, where you’re from or who you love.”

The different cereals come packaged separately in individual bags inside each box, Kellogg’s said.

The company added that the special cereal is for sale on its website, Kelloggstore.com, for $19.99 a box, and Kellogg’s is donating $50,000 to GLAAD for its anti-bullying campaign.

“We are proud to partner with Kellogg’s again this year to help extend the important message of Spirit Day to households across the country,” said John McCourt, Senior Director of Development & Integrated Marketing at GLAAD. “The All Together cereal encompasses the values of diversity, equality, and solidarity that Spirit Day is all about, and we hope that LGBTQ youth everywhere receive the messages loud and clear.”

Disney Channel child actor and gay rights activist Joshua Rush also joined the campaign with a special appearance at Kellogg’s cafe in New York City on Thursday. READ MORE

Kellogg’s launches “All Together” Cereal for Spirit Day

Kellogg’s partner’s with GLAAD for Spirit Day by releasing “All Together” cereal in support for the LGBTQ community.

via Breakfast Food Giant Kellogg’s Teams With Radical Pro-LGBTQ+ Activist Group GLAAD To Launch ‘All Together’ Cereal To Indoctrinate Children — Now The End Begins

Gay Cereal: Kellogg’s Promotes Homosexuality to Kids — Pulpit & Pen

In partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Kellogg’s created the “All Together Cereal.” The project is part of the organization’s anti-bullying initiatives, and the colors are unmistakable.

Under the guise of “anti-bullying,” the LGBTQ+ locomotive is speeding along into the breakfast cereal market hoping to get its message across to children. This unique approach corresponds with Kelloggs’s recent donation of $50,000 to GLAAD to support their anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocacy work.

For now, you can only find the Gay Cereal online. It may not be long before the company parades their propaganda right at the level of your children’s peering eyes. It is amazing to see so many organizations toppling to Political Correctness, left and right.

All Aboard! Who or what will be next?

via Gay Cereal: Kellogg’s Promotes Homosexuality to Kids — Pulpit & Pen

The Fed Is Lying To Us | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com,

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie”

The recent statements from the Federal Reserve and the other major world central banks (the ECB, BoJ, BoE and PBoC) are alarming because their actions are completely out of alignment with what they’re telling us.

Their words seek to soothe us that “everything’s fine” and the global economy is doing quite well. But their behavior reflects a desperate anxiety.

Put more frankly; we’re being lied to.

Case in point: On October 4, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell publicly claimed the US economy is “in a good place”. Yet somehow, despite the US banking system already having approximately $1.5 trillion in reserves, the Fed is suddenly pumping in an additional $60 billion per month to keep things propped up.

Do drastic, urgent measures like this reflect an economy that’s “in a good place”?

The Fed’s Rescue Was Never Real

Remember, after a full decade of providing “emergency stimulus measures” the US Federal Reserve stopped its quantitative easing program (aka, printing money) a few years back.

Mission Accomplished, it declared. We’ve saved the system.

But that cessation was meaningless. Because the European Central Bank (ECB) stepped right in to take over the Fed’s stimulus baton and started aggressively growing its own balance sheet — keeping the global pool of new money growing.

Let’s look at the data. First, we see here how the Fed indeed stopped growing its balance sheet in 2014:

And we can note other important insights in this chart.

For starters, you can clearly see how in 2008, the Fed printed up more money in just a few weeks than it had in the nearly 100 years of operations prior.

The flat parts of the curve in this chart are were the Fed paused its printing efforts. And at each of these plateaus, without the tailwind of fresh new hundreds of $billions created from thin air, the equity markets stopped rising and even (gasp!) threatened to decline.

So what did the Fed do in response? It resumed the money printing.

The above chart is really a monument to failure.  The initial $trillions of printed money didn’t solve things, and so more printed $trillions followed.

Every trick in the book has been used.  QE. Operation Twist. Jawboning by Bernanke, Yellen and now Powell. More jawboning and tweets from the President and his administration. And now, fresh interest rate cuts and a resumption of QE (but don’t call it that!) by the Fed.

Collectively, these efforts have horsewhipped stocks and bonds higher and higher over the past decade — which was the intent. But it seems the higher they go (and thus further distorted from their underlying valuation fundamentals), the Fed becomes ever more frightened of a correction.

So now let’s look at what happened after the Fed passed along the money printing baton to the ECB.

We can clearly see in the chart below that when the Fed stopped its printing in 2014, the ECB stepped right in and carried things on until this year:

During the years of ECB printing (and printing by other world central banks) stocks and bonds continued powering higher. That is, until the ECB slowed its efforts in late 2018, as the Federal Reserve was raising its federal funds rate.

You see, 2019 was supposed to be the year when the major central banks were supposed to start unwinding their massive balance sheets in earnest. And, in doing so, start to undo the massive market distortions caused by their prior actions.

And what happened in late 2018? The markets started rolling over fast and hard.

Panicked, the central banks have rushed back to “rescue” the system. And in the process, are showing that they’ll likely never “unwind” the $trillions they’ve been printing from thin air.

Looking again at the Fed’s balance sheet:

We see that, starting in 2017, the Fed began the slow process of trying to remove some of the liquidity it has injected into the system over the past decade.

It didn’t get very far.

Worried about recessionary signs and wobbly stocks (still within a few percentages of their all-time highs, mind you), the Fed’s most recent actions have undone 5 months of ‘tightening’ in just five blistering weeks of panic.

It’s enormously concerning that the stock market is now the sole focus of central banking.  The stock market is a terrifically poor instrument by which to try and guide anything (except the growth in apparent wealth of the ultra-rich – it’s very good at that).

Remember, the Fed stopped printing in and began raising rates in order to build up some wiggle room to deal with the next recession when it inevitably arrives.

But that never came to pass.

The last rate hike was in January and the Fed is now back to lowering rates. With the federal funds rate at a measly 2.0% today and likely headed lower from here, the Fed has practically no wiggle room to speak of at this point:

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie”

The above is a quote from Claude Junker, of the EU technocracy, explaining (in 2014) why he believed lying is necessary during financial emergencies.

Fast forward to last week. When Jerome Powell tried to explain why the Fed is suddenly back in the business of printing $60 billion per month (out of thin air) to buy more US Treasury bills, he came off sounding like he’d ripped a page out of Junker’s playbook.

Is he now lying because “It’s serious”?

“I want to emphasize that growth of our balance sheet for reserve management purposes should in no way be confused with the large-scale asset purchase programs that we deployed after the financial crisis,” he said. “Neither the recent technical issues nor the purchases of Treasury bills we are contemplating to resolve them should materially affect the stance of monetary policy.”

“In no sense, is this QE,” Powell said in a moderated discussion after delivering his speech.

(Source – Bloomberg)

Not QE?

Well, what about the fact that the Fed is conjuring $60 billion of new money into existence each month and shoving that into the banking system?

And what about the fact that these new Quantities of money are Easing financial conditions and expanding the Fed’s balance sheet again?

You mean other than those similarities, it’s definitely not QE, Jerome?

Even Wall Street agrees with me:

“I think what the Fed Chairman decides to call it is inconsequential,” Yousef Abbasi, global market strategist for U.S. institutional equities at INTL FCStone told MarketWatch. “From what’s been discussed, it’s exactly what was once called QE. They would be buying securities and increasing liquidity and that is easing. However you want to refer to it, ultimately it’s supportive of equities,” he said.

Mike O’Rourke, chief market strategist at Jones Trading said in an interview that balance-sheet expansion may be different because it will involve the purchasing of short-term government debt rather than long-term debt, but that the effect is to enable private banks to maintain larger balance sheets and take on more risk. “This is very QE-like,” he said.

(Source – MarketWatch)

Yes, this is “very QE-like.”  Indistinguishably QE-like.

Further, it has to be noted that the decision to suddenly restart the QE program was made mid-cycle, that is between FOMC meetings.  This is a good indicator that things are “serious”, as the Fed typically doesn’t like to appear as if it’s been caught off-guard.

So, from my perch: something BIG and concerning is afoot in the economy, the Fed is secretly panicking, and they’re lying to us about it.

Things Are Now “Serious”

Here in late 2019, both the Federal Reserve and the ECB are now both easing again – or back to ‘fraudulent money printing’ as I prefer to label it.

Perhaps a definition is in order. A fraud is meant to deceive while removing something of value from one or more parties.

When printing money, the central banks say they are doing it to protect the economy, jobs and the financial system.

But what’s actually happening is that wealth is flowing like a raging river towards a select few individuals and corporations.

It’s critical to understand that the central banks cannot print up prosperity. All they can do, being redistributive organizations, is take purchasing power away from one side and hand it to another.

So the key question to be asking now is:  Who’s winning and who’s losing?

Well, here in the US, we already know that it’s the tippy-top 0.1% that is doing almost all of the ‘winning.’  The next 0.9% are doing pretty well, too.  But by the time we get just slightly below the top 10%, we run out of “winners”.

Ergo, the bottom ~90% of us are the losers:

This enrages me enormously.  It’s such an obvious scam to reveal, but somehow the US press is entirely NOT up to the task.

For some insane reason, it has become normalized for the ultra-wealthy to grab everything for themselves, leaving little left over for today’s lower classes or for future generations.

When did such magnificent greed become normal?  How is any of this okay with anybody?

Increasingly, we’re seeing that more and more people are NOT OK with that. The Yellow Vest protests in France, the uprisings in Ecuador and Hong Kong, the climate protests, the Extinction Rebellion movement — all of these are forms of rejection of destructive blind greed.

They are also predictive signs that our social and political systems are becoming badly stressed.  When people finally start losing hope, they turn on their “leadership” and revolt.

In other words, It’s now becoming serious.

By now the central banks should have realized that their efforts to perpetually boost asset prices are unraveling the main social contracts upon which our very social stability and relative political peace rest.

But if they have, they aren’t demonstrating any signs of it. Instead, they’re still pretending everything is “in a good place”

The core predicament facing the Fed and its central banking brethren is that reality can be delayed but not dismissed.

The pressures of instability continue to mount exponentially the more the central planners try to contain and (literally) paper over them.

It’s no longer an issue of keeping stock prices attractively high. It’s about accelerating social inequality, the rejection of capitalism and globalization, rising geopolitical divisions, resource scarcity, and the loss of liberty, health and happiness. The central planners’ extractive policies are now manifesting in all of these ills.

How much longer can they keep the system from exploding outside their control?

In Part 2: Why The Fed Will Fail, we look closely at the key economic indicators that are convincing us that there’s not much time left before things violently correct.

At tipping points like now, it’s critical to remember that cycle ends are processes (i.e. slow), but reversals are events. They happen fast.

And once they start, only those who have already prepared in advance are ready for what comes next.

Source: The Fed Is Lying To Us

Jeff Hester debates William Lane Craig on the topic “Is Belief in God Rational in a Scientific Age?”

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I was very excited to see a recent debate by Christian philosopher William Lane Craig against atheist astronomer Jeff Hester. When I summarize a debate, I do a fair, objective summary if the atheist is intelligent and informed, as with Peter Millican, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong or Austin Dacey. But the following summary is rated VS for Very Snarky, and you’ll soon see why.

The debate itself starts at 29 minutes:

The audio is very poor.

Dr. Craig’s opening speech

Dr. Craig went first, and he presented 4 arguments, as well as the ontological argument which I won’t summarize or discuss. He later added another argument for theism from the existence of the universe that does not require an origin of the universe.

A1. Counter-examples

Theists who are elite scientists cannot be “irrational”, for example: Allan Sandage, Gustav Tammann, George…

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 10/19/2019

Elizabeth Warren Mocks Christians, Sings ‘Jesus Loves the Little Children’ to Justify Homosexual ‘Marriage’   Oct 12, 2019 04:02 pm

During a recent CNN so-called LGBTQ town hall meeting on Thursday night, 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren mocked Christians who hold to the Biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, and broke out into a children’s Christian song about Jesus to defend her position in support of homosexuality. Warren, the senior U.S….

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North Carolina Assisted Living Facility Workers Arrested for Allegedly Running Dementia Resident Fight Club   Oct 15, 2019 03:37 pm

Three employees at a North Carolina assisted living facility were arrested after police said they ran a fight club with elderly residents with dementia battling it out against each other. The women were accused in court documents of watching, filming and even encouraging a fight between a 70-year-old woman and a 73-year-old woman at the Danby House assisted…

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Crazed Black Man Dressed Like Woman Takes Over Mic at CNN’s ‘LGBTQ’ Town Hall Meeting   Oct 12, 2019 07:28 pm

In a bizarre display, a man identifying as a “black transgender woman” — appearing to be severely mentally ill — took control over the audience microphone at CNN’s Equality Town Hall gathering on Thursday, which included nine of the Democratic presidential candidates, and angrily blasted the network — as other protesters chanted “trans lives…

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California Becomes First State to Mandate Abortion Pill at Public Colleges After Governor Newsom Signs Into Law   Oct 14, 2019 02:59 pm

(CBS News) – California just became the first state in the U.S. to require public colleges to provide abortion medication to students on campus. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 — known as the “College student Right to Access Act” — into law Friday. Under the new law, all 34 University of California and California State University systems will…

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School District Approves Elimination of Male/Female Locker Rooms for Non-Gender Specific Facilities   Oct 17, 2019 10:36 pm

NEW HOLLAND, Penn. (Fox 32) – The Eastern Lancaster County School District voted Monday to initiate an ambitious renovation plan to create non-gender specific facilities at its high school in place of traditional gender-specific locker rooms. Board members unanimously passed policy 253 on Monday night, the first student day of the 2019-2020 school year. The…

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New Bill Would Make Bible Classes a Requirement in Florida Public Schools   Oct 16, 2019 04:21 pm

(WBBH) – A newly proposed bill would make Bible courses a requirement in public schools in the state of Florida. Current state law says it’s okay to offer Bible classes, but it’s not a requirement. House Bill 341, if passed, would give students a chance to learn about the New Testament and Old Testament in the Bible. While it doesn’t require students…

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Christian Woman Killed in Kidnapping of Four Baptists in Nigeria   Oct 13, 2019 11:37 am

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped six teenage girls from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, another attack in the same county led to the killing of a Baptist woman and the kidnapping of four others from the same church, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed Ezra Haruna, a member of…

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U.K. Crackdown on ‘Trans’ and ‘Gay’ Hate Crimes Could Mean Six Months in Jail, Sentences Harsher Than for Burglary   Oct 17, 2019 10:41 am

Photo Credit: Dedda71 (Daily Mail) – Judges have been ordered to hand out tough jail terms in a crackdown on transgender and homophobic hate crimes. Offenders found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexuality should get at least six months in prison, new sentencing guidelines state. And there should be a six-year jail sentence for those…

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Decline of Those Identifying as Christians in United States Continues at Rapid Pace According to Study   Oct 18, 2019 03:41 am

(Pew Research Center) – The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the…

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Phoenix Police Department Arrest, Jail Abortionist for Pointing Gun at Sidewalk Counselor   Oct 18, 2019 06:15 pm

The City of Phoenix Police Department has just announced that they have arrested and jailed abortionist Ronald Yunis for aggravated assault following a recorded incident earlier this month when he pulled and pointed a gun at a sidewalk counselor from his vehicle. The arrest follows a video that was taken by Elvis Kesto—a sidewalk counselor who was outside…

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Weekend Snapshot · Oct. 19, 2019 – Top Stories This Week

Battle Lines Over War Powers

Congress “disapproves” of Trump’s policy in Syria, for which he fails to make the case.


Middle East ‘Insanity’

We will continue to muddle along in this gray area between peace and war until…


Hunter Biden Fails to Smother Smoke From Ukraine Scandal

Hunter admits to “poor judgment” and reaping career benefits from his last name.


Barr: America’s Religious Foundation Is Crumbling

The attorney general makes the case for morality while panning the “religion” of government.


Dems’ Bigoted Attack on Tax-Exempt Churches

O’Rourke’s comments should remind us why the First Amendment exists.


Demo Debate: Taking on the Constitution

From taxes to guns to impeachment, Democrats trash our founding documents.


Sanders and Warren, Socialism and Fascism

The two Democrats fight for the same socialist voters, while claiming Warren’s a “capitalist.”


Who Really Pays for More Government Healthcare?

Dissecting Warren’s strategic refusal to admit that middle-class taxes will go up.


Disney Embraces Identity Politics

Artificial intelligence will now analyze scripts for sufficient diversity markers.


Some Child Abuse Is Encouraged

Some earn jail time — just not the “transgender activist” mom exploiting her daughter.


Why They Hate Tulsi Gabbard

She’s a run-of-the-mill Democrat if this were 2005. She shows how far left they’ve gone.


Climate Alarmism of the Last 120 Years

What is clear is that the climate has been constantly changing for a very long time.



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Quote Of The Week

“So, just so we’re clear, you can say ‘my body, my choice’ when it comes to killing your baby, but I can’t say ‘my money, my choice’ when it comes to paying for it?” —Allie Beth Stuckey

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Trump-drunk tweets touting Paula White book reshape what we expect of SBC pastors – Religion News Service

It is healthy for evangelical leaders to want to influence the president, but when appeasement of Trump extends to promoting someone many Christians would call a false teacher, they risk their reputations.

(RNS) — Once upon a time, evangelical leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (and beyond) were an unwavering group. Touting the authority of Scripture and an emphasis on Christ alone, they’d pound the pulpit, the radio airwaves, and print publications with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They were people of the Book and people of conviction.

Even if you didn’t like what they had to say, you had to respect the clarity they spoke with. You knew where they stood. If there’s one thing we human beings appreciate, it’s having our expectations met to some degree. From LGBTQ liberals and democratic politicians, to hard right conservatives, we knew our differences and where we stood respectively.

What’s more, there was, for the most part, agreement within evangelicalism and within denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention that certain false teachers were to be marked and avoided, as the Apostle Paul says in his Letter to the Romans. No matter the political differences or denominational differences, evangelicals could rely on one thing: we’d not promote prosperity charlatans who exploit desperate souls and make Christianity look horrific on a global level. 

Those days are gone.

This week SBC adherents watched in (near) terror as prominent Southern Baptist pastors, including Franklin Graham, Jack Graham (no relation to Franklin or Billy), Robert Jeffress and Greg Laurie, tweeted their approval of a new book by Paula White, President Trump’s spiritual advisor. In another time, these long-respected gospel preachers and conservative leaders would never have risked reputation and religious conviction to promote her.

White has been called a heretic in the Christian tradition by SBC leaders and repeatedly brings reproach on the gospel, Jesus Christ and the church. She’s been married and divorced more than once and is alleged to have had an inappropriate relationship with prosperity gospel preacher Benny Hinn. Even after photos showed them apparently holding hands outside a hotel, they both denied having a “fling” — though family members like me know the real story.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with National Rifle Associations (NRA) Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre, right, and Pastor Paula White of the New Destiny Christian Center, and others in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

She has preached a false gospel, taken contributions from poor and desperate souls, and influenced her way onto Trump’s spiritual advisory board. While the public storyline she sells is a tale of “rags to riches,” the real storyline is simply that false teachers like White climb to the top because they spend their entire lives chasing power and money; deceiving people until they get to the “there” they are after.

Some of you might be thinking: Didn’t Jesus forgive sinners? Is not his grace enough for even Paula White?

The answer is a resounding yes. But genuine Christianity teaches that in order to receive God’s grace for salvation, you must repent of your sin and turn to Jesus Christ. This is the message that Franklin Graham’s father, Billy, preached. This is the message that Jack Graham has preached. This is the message that global evangelist Greg Laurie has preached.

Yet, White has not once repented publicly for any of her sins. She has not confessed deception; she has not confessed false teaching or abuse of the gospel. Instead, she continues to creep her way into the mainstream circles of evangelicalism under the false guise of empty grace.

The question then remains: why would these respected leaders waver in their convictions and promote a known false teacher?  

I suggest three possibilities. 

— Read on religionnews.com/2019/10/18/trump-drunk-tweets-touting-paula-white-book-reshape-what-we-expect-of-sbc-pastors/

‘We don’t own Syria’: Lee Camp shreds media’s ‘manipulative’ coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO) — RT USA News

President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful.

The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the “US void”… in their own country.

None of this makes sense, Camp argued.

There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don’t own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they phrase this stuff is designed to manipulate you.

He noted that the media rarely reports on Washington’s numerous and extremely costly overseas operations – but have jumped at the opportunity to criticize Trump for withdrawing US forces from Syria.

19 Oct 2019 – Rapture Ready News

Louisiana could become the first state without abortion access as soon as next year
Louisiana could become the first state not to have legal abortion access since the procedure was legalized in 1973. Depending on the outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court case next spring, the state could see abortion access effectively eliminated, even though Roe v. Wade — the case that legalized the procedure — would stay intact.

The Late Great State Of California
It’s not that California anymore. We are overregulated and overtaxed and people aren’t so optimistic. People want to leave…

Florida Set to Require Schools to Teach Human Trafficking Prevention
In a bold move earlier this month, Florida’s State Board of Education voted unanimously to require schools to teach human trafficking prevention in all K-12 schools.

At least 28 killed, 286 homes destroyed as severe flooding hits Upper East Region, Ghana
Eight days of unusually heavy rain caused severe floods in parts of northeastern Ghana, leaving at least 28 people dead.

‘Start Your Day With Maximum Gay:’ Kellogg’s Launches LGBT Cereal
Have you ever eaten Froot Loops and thought, “This cereal isn’t gay enough?” Do you seek a safe space to eat your Rice Krispies? Are you concerned that your Corn Flakes aren’t sufficiently woke? Well, now Kellogg’s has the solution!

Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of Gulf Coast
Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later today, October 18 and tonight (CDT) as a dangerous weather system, currently designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, heads toward northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Thousands of Occultists Plan Halloween ‘Spell’ Ritual to ‘Stop Trump’
Thousands of ‘occult’ opponents of President Donald Trump are reportedly planning to gather in order to cast a ritualist spell to prevent the administration from ‘harming the country.’

China Bans Exports Of Black Clothing To Hong Kong Amid Escalating Social Unrest
Bulk items of masks, riot gear, umbrellas, helmets, and sticks, were also on the export ban list.

At least 8 killed in mayhem surrounding Mexico’s failed effort to capture El Chapo’s son
Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday.

SHOCK: President bound, abused in Times Square ad
President Trump — held against his will and abused — is the focus of a new ad campaign by the athletic apparel company Dhvani.

— Read on www.raptureready.com/2019/10/19/19-oct-2019/

Citizenship (Part 1 of 3) – Programs – Truth For Life

Dual citizenship comes with unique privileges and challenges. As Christians, we’re all dual citizens, subject to both earthly authorities and a heavenly kingdom. Learn how to live in light of this reality, on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. 
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How the Government Made You Fat | PragerU

Ever since the introduction of the Food Pyramid in the early ’90s, the average American has gotten fatter and sicker. Has this government-approved nutritional guideline — the basis of the modern “healthy diet” — led us astray? If so, how did this happen, and what can we learn from it? Cardiologist Dr. Bret Scher offers some food for thought on this very weighty issue.

— Read on www.prageru.com/video/how-the-government-made-you-fat/

Beauty Darwin and Design | Video

Charles Darwin once wrote that the sight of a male peacock’s tail made him physically ill.  Why?  Because he knew that the gratuitous beauty so prevalent throughout the living world points unmistakably to intelligent design, foresight and plan.  Explore the artistry and stunning implications of natural colors, patterns, and ornamentation in the animal and plant kingdoms that exist for a purpose beyond mere survival.

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October 19 – The righteous sufferer — Reformed Perspective

So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.– Hebrews 13:12-14

Scripture reading: 1 Kings 21:1-16

Naboth was a righteous man. He refused Ahab’s offer, not because he was churlish, but for righteousness’ sake. He knew the Lord’s laws forbade, under most circumstances, the selling of one’s land (Lev. 25:23-28). The gift of the land was part and parcel of Israel’s redemption. Redemption was not simply escaping from slavery but provision for the future. The promise of God to the fathers was realized only when Israel possessed its inheritance in the land and enjoyed life there with their Redeemer. Naboth treasured God’s blessing and was not going to part with it. Esau did. So did Demas (2 Tim. 4:10). Would you?

His determination cost him. He suffered through wicked machinations. Remarkable how similar Naboth’s experience was to our Lord’s: Christ was accused of blasphemy against God and king, two false witnesses spoke against him, and he was put to death outside the city. The similarity is not so much because Christ joins us in our suffering as that we join Him in His.

But even as Christ received His inheritance following His suffering, so will the saints receive theirs following suffering. Naboth is dead but not forgotten. His name is mentioned seven times after his killing. And after his death his vineyard is still called “the vineyard of Naboth” (v. 18). Nor did he not lose his eternal inheritance. Neither shall we who trust in the righteous Sufferer, Jesus Christ. Our names are engraved on His palms, those palms that were outstretched on Golgotha’s cross for your salvation, a salvation that rescues you from tyranny to bring you into an inheritance.

Suggestions for prayer

Pray that we would be encouraged to embrace suffering for Christ’s sake by the confidence that we shall share in His glory. Pray for your minister that he may preach Christ and Him crucified and that God’s Word would both comfort and convert for the glory of the Saviour.

This daily devotional is available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional. Rev. John van Eyk is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church (United Reformed) in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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How Sinful Is Man? — Christian Research Network

For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. Romans 3:22-25

Imagine a circle that represents the character of mankind. Now imagine that if someone sins, a spot—a moral blemish of sorts—appears in the circle, marring the character of man….

If other sins occur, more blemishes appear in the circle. Well, if sins continue to multiply, eventually the entire circle will be filled with spots and blemishes. But have things reached that point? Human character is clearly tainted by sin, but the debate is about the extent of that taint. The Roman Catholic Church holds the position that man’s character is not completely tainted, but that he retains a little island of righteousness. However, the Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century affirmed that the sinful pollution and corruption of fallen man is complete, rendering us totally corrupt.    View article →

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The Only Truthful 2020 Democrat, Tulsi Gabbard, Has Just Been Branded By Hillary Clinton As A ‘Russian Asset’ In New Anti-Trump Smear Campaign — Now The End Begins

Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection.

The reason why the Democrats are soooooo fixated and infatuated with “all things Russia” is because they are trying hard to keep their dirty dealings with the Red State off the table. Remember how Obama, when he thought he was off mic, whispered to Russian president that he would “have more flexibility after his election“? How about then President Obama gave Syria to Russia without a fight. Or when Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton approved the Uranium One deal for Russia, and the list proceeds endlessly from there.

More than anything else, these last 3 years of having Donald Trump as president has revealed a startling fact. It has revealed that the Democratic Party is utterly and irredeemably corrupt and will say anything and do literally anything to have power. Tulsi Gabbard is the only one of the 2020 Democratic candidates who makes any sense at all, she’s fair, she’s strong and she would be an excellent nominee, so why is she being smeared as a “russian asset” by the Crooked One?

The Democrats throw up one smokescreen after another, and will continue to do so until they have either achieved thier objectives or burned the country to the ground, but either way they continue to signal they have no intention of stopping or giving up. To quote MMA star Nate Diaz, the Democrats have launched a “kill or be killed” battle, and the Republicans better step their game up or face defeat at the hands of a relentless enemy.

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’ groomed to ensure Trump reelection

FROM WASHINGTON EXAMINER: The former secretary of state pushed the theory on Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states.

“They are also going to do third party again,” Clinton, 71, said. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said, referring to Gabbard, without mentioning the Hawaii representative by name.

“She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far. That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she is also a Russian asset.

“They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate, and so I do not know who it’s going to be, but I can guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most need it.”

Tulsi Gabbard, 38, has represented Hawaii in the House of Representatives since 2013. A major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, she served in a field medical unit in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009. This summer, she spent two weeks in Indonesia on a military training exercise.

In Tuesday’s Democratic debate, Gabbard accused the New York Times of calling her a “Russian asset.”

The newspaper published an Oct. 12 news article about Gabbard stating, “She is injecting a bit of chaos into her own party’s primary race, threatening to boycott that debate to protest what she sees as a ‘rigging’ of the 2020 election. That’s left some Democrats wondering what, exactly, she is up to in the race, while others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity and the Russian news media.”

Gabbard said on the debate stage, “The New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war in Syria. Just two days ago, the New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears.”

In 2016, Tulsi Gabbard supported Bernie Sanders over Clinton. But she congratulated Clinton on becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, saying, “She becomes the first woman to lead a major political party into the general election. Say what you will about her, let’s give credit where it due. This is one tough, smart woman. Most might wilt under the fire and criticism she’s endured.” Gabbard faces a 2020 primary challenge for her House seat from Democratic state Sen. Kai Kahele. READ MORE

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