Corrupted angels, the Nephilim, tremendous lifespans, a great deluge, and ancient and advanced knowledge are a few of the topics discussed in The Book of Enoch, an ancient manuscript comprising various tales narrated by Enoch, an attested Biblical figure and grandfather of Noah who was in direct contact with the Divine Creator.
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The Ethiopian Bible is the oldest and most complete bible in existence. It’s comprised of 88 books, far surpassing the King James version which has only 66. The missing texts are not included in the conventional version of the Bible due to their challenging nature, although their authors have been attested and their work revered by early Christians.
The following are the missing scripts: The Book of Enoch, Esdras, Baruch, Maccabee, and various others that never made it to the current version of the bible. Before being translated into Greek and Aramaic, the Ethiopian Bible was written in the extinct Ethiopian dialect known as Ge’ez, attesting it as the oldest holy scripture in the world, 800 years earlier before the King James version had surfaced.
Enoch was the great great grandfather of Noah, the seventh generation of humans after Adam. Because of his rightfulness, he was chosen by God to do His bidding and deliver His words, particularly after the Earth became corrupt due to the irresponsible deeds of a superior order of angels with striking human appearance, also referred to as ‘The Watchers’.
Enoch was the messenger of God, and the one to receive his knowledgeable words and spread them across the land. In the end, he was taken by God into His kingdom, thus escaping his earthly demise that would sooner or later be upon him.
“After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years.Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: ‘He could not be found, because God had taken him away.’ For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.” – Hebrews 11:5
It’s no wonder why the Book of Enoch hadn’t been included into the modern biblical version, since its content speaks of wicked angels who became found of mortal women and had mated with them, giving birth to the hybrid race of giant humanoids known throughout secular and Biblical history as the Nephilim.
“And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjâzâ, who was their leader,said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’
And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.” – Book of Enoch, Chapter 6 (source)
And so the angels plunged from the heavens to take wives of their own choosing, defying the Creator’s judgement. They numbered 200 and were led by their leaders, “and these are the names of their leaders: Samîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens.”
When the angels descended upon the Earth, they started offering gifts of knowledge to both mortal men and women, thus defying the will of the creator of an unaltered race of humans with a will of their own. In exchange, the angels demanded respect and adoration, but unaware they were of the chaos they had instituted.
“And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, ‘Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Êzêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven…”
All living creatures became impended in one way or another by the new order of things. The angels didn’t realize that humans were too unripe and gullible to be taught so much knowledge at once. As a consequence, the Earth became reddened from the blood of her creatures, and all living beings then became prone to divine cleansing.
“And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men.
And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another’s flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against lawless ones.“
The conception of the Nephilim was the first ordeal humans had to face,as there was no way to overcome the needs of those supersized humanoids. Intervening into the natural order of things had infuriated The Creator, so ‘The Watchers’ and all that had been corrupted were about to taste retribution.
“And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth’ shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.”
“And cleanse thou the earth from all oppression, and from all unrighteousness, and from all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth destroy from off the earth. And all the children of men shall become righteous, and all nations shall offer adoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And the earth shall be cleansed from all defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, and from all torment, and I will never again send (them) upon it from generation to generation and for ever.“
Needless to say that the global demise took the form of a great flood, and Noah was informed of this through the ascribed words of his forefather Enoch, and was allowed to perpetuate the human species, as well as preserve countless other wildlife.
“Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: ‘Go to Noah and tell him in my name “Hide thyself!” and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.’
Although some may find it hard to believe, the great flood had been scheduled long before Noah came to be, and it was his great great grandfather that had spread the divine word. The cataclysm was inevitable, as prior to that moment in time inhabitants of the Earth became corrupted and could no longer live in peace.
The Book of Enoch tells many controversial stories of a time in a way similar to what we experience today, but with some major differences. Before the great deluge, humans had tremendous lifespans, fact attested by theSumerian King List and the Egyptian Pharaoh’s timeline.
Although historians still consider this time frame in human history as unproved and fictional, there are numerous accounts speaking of those days when “gods walked among men,” when mythological creatures were not just a figment of imagination, and 100 years of life marked only the beginning of ones journey.
Today, it seems that our remote history is either not allowed to surface because it would turn the instituted order to bits, or because that cycle of human history was never meant to be known, for some really intriguing reason. How much this seclusion is benefiting mankind we can only speculate, but I believe that such insight would offer us relief, and that’s exactly what we need to become at peace with ourselves and the universe of which we’re all part of.
Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf only 4.3 light years away from Earth. It has a planet that is 7.5 million kilometers away from it, that is slightly larger than Earth. This planet has been assigned a name of Proxima B.
Scientists have recently discovered that it has water, and that though there are large dry regions, there are also two tropical regions that get large amounts of rain fall, on opposite sides of the planet. I read up on this last night, and despite it's close proximity to Proxima Centauri, in the past scientists concluded that the planet has an average temperature of -35 degrees farenheit. However, I doubt that is the case, because if it was that low, all the water in the equatorial (tropical) regions would quickly fall as snow at the poles and stay there forever, thus leaving the rest of the planet with no water at all.
Proxima Centauri puts out very little light, and even as close as Proxima B is to the star it still gets only a couple percent of the visible light the earth gets AT MOST. It would not appear dark to us, because even that much light equals at least 20 watts per square meter of land, which would be a lot brighter than the inside of any Wal Mart. Our eyes would adjust to the low light level as if it was normal.
Despite the low level of visible light, the red dwarf star puts out a LOT of infra red, which is enough to keep the planet warm. Like I said, I doubt it has an average temperature of -35 farenheit if rain falls at the equator daily. It might not be as warm as Earth, but it can't be that cold either.
Due to the fact that there are regular rains on the planet, some are speculating that the planet may have life on it. That is plausible, however, red dwarfs are very unstable and a good day for a red dwarf would produce far more significant solar storms than the sun does on a bad day. When this is added on top of the planet's close proximity to the star, many scientists are saying there's no way the planet could support life. The solar winds there are 2, 000 times as strong as what hits earth, and the planet gets burned by too much radiation. But daily rains means it can't be too bad.
One big problem with such high solar winds is that they'd be very likely to eventually strip away the planet's atmosphere. But if it rains there, there has to be something left . . . . . and if the atmosphere is a heavy gas like Argon, which is far heavier than CO2, it would resist the solar wind. Argon is also as breathable as nitrogen, and additionally a great green house gas. If the atmosphere is mostly argon, maybe the planet does have life. Only time will tell. It is intriguing to say the least, at least for me.
The image below is what some scientists believe the the planet would probably look like
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(Jay Syrmopoulos) A stunning report from private investigator, and former D.C. homicide detective, Rod Wheeler, regarding the investigation into the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich — and confirmed to Fox News by law enforcement sources — reveals that Rich had been in touch with WikiLeaks? prior to his death, and had leaked thousands of internal emails to the transparency group.
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” Wheeler said. “The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming. They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”
When Wheeler was asked if his sources have told him whether there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”
Additionally, Wheeler, who was hired by the family to investigate Rich’s murder, has received information from his sources inside the D.C. police department that suggest powerful forces are working to cover up the truth about the killing.
“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”
A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks? through Gavin MacFadyen?, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks? who was living in London at the time.
“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen? connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.
The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen? before May 21.
The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.
Interestingly, this information would seem to confirm previous statements made by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, that Russia was categorically not the source of the DNC emails. While Assange has stopped short of identifying Rich as the source of the emails, as WikiLeaks? never divulges sources, he has shown an unusual interest in the case.
“WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich,” the organization announced shortly after his murder.
Wheeler says police need to consider other alternatives, especially given the statements made by Julian Assange in response to questions about Rich’s killing.
After announcing that WikiLeaks? would pay $20,000 for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s murderer, Assange went on an interview with Nieuwsurr. During the interview, Assange implied that Rich was his source.
Assange: Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often significant risks. There was a 27-year old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back… murdered.. for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.
Host: That was just a robbery wasn’t it?
Assange: No. There’s no finding.
Host: What are you suggesting?
Assange: I am suggesting that our sources take risks and they become concerned to see things occurring like that.
Host: But was he one of your sources, then?
Assange: We don’t comment on who our sources are.
In subsequent appearances on Fox News Channel, Assange confirmed, “We’re interested in anything that might be a threat to alleged WikiLeaks? sources.”
Interestingly, Crowdstrike’s CTO and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with openly anti-Russian sentiments that is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who also happened to donate at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Furthermore, in 2013, the Atlantic Council awarded Hillary Clinton it’s Distinguished International Leadership Award, and in 2014, the Atlantic Council hosted one of several events with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who took over after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in early 2014, and who now lives in exile in Russia.
Really think about that for a second…
What legitimate reason would the DNC have for denying the FBI access to their allegedly hacked servers, and instead hire a private cyber security firm with a strong anti-Russian stance with extremely close connections to Ukrainian oligarchs?
The answer is that there is NO legitimate reason to do so. The only possible reason seems to be that the DNC didn’t want the FBI to be able to report that there was no Russian hack – as that would undermine the entire psyop/propaganda operation.
These facts lend credence to the theory that the DNC denying the FBI access was a strategic move meant to cover up what the DNC already knew to be a leak so they could forward a strategic narrative — that Russia did it.
Wheeler was hired by a third party, to investigate Rich’s murder for his family, after he was suspiciously shot from behind, but was not robbed. Essentially, Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department investigation has been intentionally stalled, with no suspects, no substantial leads as to who the killer or killers may be, and little to no resources dedicated to the investigation, according to Wheeler’s sources inside the department. The department has made an official denial of Wheeler’s claim, but have circled the wagons and refuse to discuss the case.
Only twelve days after Rich was killed, WikiLeaks? began publishing internal DNC emails that appeared to exposed top DNC officials conspiring to rig the nomination process to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. That controversy resulted in the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as well as a number of other top party officials.
When WikiLeaks? published thousands of DNC emails shortly before the Democratic Convention, which ultimately forced the resignation of four top officials, the Clinton campaign immediately blamed the Russians and proceeded to smear WikiLeaks? as a Kremlin operation.
According to Wheeler, the botched robbery theory, which police have given minor lip service to for nearly a year, hasn’t panned out. Two assailants caught on a grainy videotape from a camera posted outside a grocery mart, shot Rich twice in his back, but did not take his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.
D.C. police have announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s killer. Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman has offered a separate $130,000 reward.
According to Fox News:
Police also have refused to release security footage from a market on the corner of the crosswalk where Rich was killed. The footage, sources told Fox News, shows two people following Rich across the tiny crosswalk just moments before he was attacked. The camera captured grainy footage of the assailants’ legs and Rich as he fell backwards into the street after being shot.
Wheeler said normally police would release the footage to the media. The family also should be privy to the entire case jacket, with all the details of the case, unless they are considered suspects, Wheeler said. However, to date, the family has not received a copy of the tape or most of the details related to their son’s murder case. The homicide case remains open, according to a spokesperson for D.C. police.
Rich’s father, Joel Rich, could not be reached for comment, but told Fox News in January that he didn’t believe his son would leak the emails. However, he said above all, his son “wanted to make a difference in the world.”
The Rich family later issued a statement and pushed back against the recent report through new “family spokesman,” Brad Bauman a professional Democratic PR crisis consultant with the recently formed Pastorum group.
“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press. Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so. We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers. The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”
Seth Rich's new "family spokesman" is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.
The reality is that this family is now simply a pawn in a much larger geopolitical game. Oddly, the idea of it being a random killing is likely much more comforting to his family than the thought that Seth was possibly murdered by people connected to the organizations and causes he gave his time, energy and effort towards supporting while trying to “make a difference in the world.”
The mainstream media is working diligently to spin this story, so if you care to help wake people up to what is actually transpiring please share this important report!
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Two Men are Convicted in the 1st Bundy Ranch stand-off Trial and a mistrial was declared on the other four Men. Judge Gloria Navarro burned the U.S. Constitution in a Federal Court House in Las Vegas. How can a Judge PREVENT the Defense Team from bringing up the Constitution ? Ask Harry Reid !!!!
On September 11, 2009, Sen. Harry Reid contacted Navarro to inquire about her interest in serving on the federal bench. After a video conference interview with Reid, the senator told Navarro on September 22, 2009 that he would be recommending her to President Obama for consideration to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
On May 5, 2010, the United States Senate voted 98-0 to confirm Navarro to her judgeship. She received her commission on May 6, 2010. On January 1, 2014 Navarro succeeded Robert Clive Jones as Chief Judge.
... The lawsuit cites the conspiracy theory involving Obama and Reid and several other reasons to oust Navarro, including her refusal to allow the nationally known Klayman to appear in court on Bundy’s behalf. ...
(1776Again) – Federal Judge Gloria Navarro no longer acts as a Federal Judge—by her blatant disregard for the United States Constitution or the rights of the People, she has proclaimed herself Queen of her territory in Las Vegas Nevada. She considers herself, like a Queen, untouchable and unaccountable to laws or the Constitution that she swore an oath to uphold. Instead, she makes up her own laws, makes her own rules and violates and mocks the People attempting to defend themselves from corrupt federal employees. The massive list of Constitutional and legal violations in Queen Gloria Navarro’s court in Las Vegas, Nevada continue to grow on a daily basis. Particularly in the case of Cliven Bundy et al vs. United States of America.
The Peoples’ Constitutional Rights are not only being violated, the Peoples’ Rights are being mocked and disposed of by Gloria Navarro as if they are nothing more than suggestions from peasants ...
StretchedBox? W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)" data-reactid="14">A global cybersecurity firm has warned that another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide.
Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday.
The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry? ransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds of thousands of computers believed to have been infected to mine virtual currency.
Following the detection of the WannaCry? attack on Friday, researchers at Proofpoint discovered a new attack linked to WannaCry? called Adylkuzz, said Nicolas Godier, a researcher at the computer security firm.
"It uses the hacking tools recently disclosed by the NSA and which have since been fixed by Microsoft in a more stealthy manner and for a different purpose," he said.
Instead of completely disabling an infected computer by encrypting data and seeking a ransom payment, Adylkuzz uses the machines it infects to "mine" in a background task a virtual currency, Monero, and transfer the money created to the authors of the virus.
Virtual currencies such as Monero and Bitcoin use the computers of volunteers to record transactions. They are said to "mine" for the currency and are occasionally rewarded with a piece of it.
Proofpoint said in a blog that symptoms of the attack include loss of access to shared Windows resources and degradation of PC and server performance, effects which some users may not notice immediately.
"As it is silent and doesn't trouble the user, the Adylkuzz attack is much more profitable for the cyber criminals. It transforms the infected users into unwitting financial supporters of their attackers," said Godier.
Proofpoint said it has detected infected machines that have transferred several thousand dollars worth of Monero to the creators of the virus.
The firm believes Adylkuzz has been on the loose since at least May 2, and perhaps even since April 24, but due to its stealthy nature was not immediately detected.
"We don't know how big it is" but "it's much bigger than WannaCry", Proofpoint's vice president for email products, Robert Holmes, told AFP.
A US official on Tuesday put the number of computers infected by WannaCry? at over 300,000.
"We have seen that before -- malwares mining cryptocurrency -- but not this scale," said Holmes.
The WannaCry? attack has sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide.
Britain's National Health Service, US package delivery giant FedEx?, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit.
While the rate of new infections has slowed, researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point said the malware continues to spread rapidly.
And another expert added that despite a quick breakthrough that WannaCry? to be slowed down, researchers don't fully understand it.
"The problem is that we're still not certain about the origin of the infections" as contrary to many previous attacks it wasn't via emails which deceive users into installing the virus, said the expert on condition of anonymity.
More attacks could be soon be underway as the hacker group TheShadowBrokers? that leaked the vulnerabilities used by WannaCry? and Adylkuzz has threatened to publish more.
It said in a post it would begin providing information monthly by subscription in June, saying that in addition to Windows 10 vulnerabilities it would include "compromised network data from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean nukes and missile programs".
Jack Welch, the former chief executive of General Electric, thinks Donald Trump is not being ruthless enough with the bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.
“I think he was an entrepreneur who ran his own shop and he never ran a bureaucracy,” Welch said on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “It was a family business, which he ran beautifully. He was successful. But you can’t keep doing that.”
Welch advised the president to get more aggressive with the Deep State government bureaucrats whose leaks have triggered much of the chaos now engulfing the White House.
“If you run a bureaucracy, they’re in the weeds, they’re behind the desk, they’re whispering around the water-cooler. You’ve got to nail them and get them the hell out of there,” Welch said.
Welch said he’s a supporter of the president’s agenda but a critic of his management skills. The handling of James Comey, Welch said, was a rookie mistake. Given Trump’s earlier praise of the former FBI director, calling Comey incompetent was a mistake. Instead, the president should have praised Comey even as he fired him,
“I think without question we have a guy that on the right agenda with crappy management practices,” Welch said.
If he had to give a grade to Trump’s management skills, Welsch said he’d give Trump a “D minus.”
“And I’m an easy grader,” Welch said.
Welch said he would Trump straight As on boosting morale of business owners, on picking members of his cabinet and on his Supreme Court pick.
Welch also warned that an impeachment of President Donald Trump would trigger a huge market sell-off.
“An impeachment proceeding would blow the market away,” Welch said.
The recklessness of the “too big to fail” banks almost doomed them the last time around, but apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. In other words, the exposure that these banks have to derivatives contracts is approximately equivalent to the gross domestic product of the United States times twelve. As long as stock prices continue to rise and the U.S. economy stays fairly stable, these extremely risky financial weapons of mass destruction will probably not take down our entire financial system. But someday another major crisis will inevitably happen, and when that day arrives the devastation that these financial instruments will cause will be absolutely unprecedented.
During the great financial crisis of 2008, derivatives played a starring role, and U.S. taxpayers were forced to step in and bail out companies such as AIG that were on the verge of collapse because the risks that they took were just too great.
But now it is happening again, and nobody is really talking very much about it. In a desperate search for higher profits, all of the “too big to fail” banks are gambling like crazy, and at some point a lot of these bets are going to go really bad. The following numbers regarding exposure to derivatives contracts come directly from the OCC’s most recent quarterly report (see Table 2), and as you can see the level of recklessness that we are currently witnessing is more than just a little bit alarming…
Total Assets: $1,792,077,000,000 (slightly less than 1.8 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $47,092,584,000,000 (more than 47 trillion dollars)
Total Assets: $2,490,972,000,000 (just under 2.5 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $46,992,293,000,000 (nearly 47 trillion dollars)
Total Assets: $860,185,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $41,227,878,000,000 (more than 41 trillion dollars)
Bank Of America
Total Assets: $2,189,266,000,000 (a little bit more than 2.1 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $33,132,582,000,000 (more than 33 trillion dollars)
Total Assets: $814,949,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $28,569,553,000,000 (more than 28 trillion dollars)
Total Assets: $1,930,115,000,000 (more than 1.9 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $7,098,952,000,000 (more than 7 trillion dollars)
Collectively, the top 25 banks have a total of 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.
If you are new to all of this, you might be wondering what a “derivative” actually is.
When you buy a stock you are purchasing an ownership interest in a company, and when you buy a bond you are purchasing the debt of a company. But when you buy a derivative, you are not actually getting anything tangible. Instead, you are simply making a side bet about whether something will or will not happen in the future. These side bets can be extraordinarily complex, but at their core they are basically just wagers. The following is a pretty good definition of derivatives that comes from Investopedia…
A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or more parties based upon the asset or assets. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.
Those that trade derivatives are essentially engaged in a form of legalized gambling, and some of the brightest names in the financial world have been warning about the potentially destructive nature of these financial instruments for a very long time.
In a letter that he wrote to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway in 2003, Warren Buffett actually referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction”…
The derivatives genie is now well out of the bottle, and these instruments will almost certainly multiply in variety and number until some event makes their toxicity clear. Central banks and governments have so far found no effective way to control, or even monitor, the risks posed by these contracts. In my view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal.
Warren Buffett was right on the money when he made that statement, and of course the derivatives bubble is far larger today than it was back then.
In fact, the total notional value of derivatives contracts globally is in excess of 500 trillion dollars.
This is a disaster that is just waiting to happen, and investors such as Buffett are quietly positioning themselves to take advantage of the giant crash that is inevitably coming.
According to financial expert Jim Rickards, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is hoarding 86 billion dollars in cash because he is likely anticipating a major stock market downturn…
Far from a bullish sign, Buffett’s cash hoard could mean he’s preparing for a market crash. When the crash comes, Buffett can walk through the wreckage with his checkbook open and buy great companies for a fraction of their current value.
That’s the real Buffett style, but you won’t hear that from your broker or wealth manager. If Buffett has a huge cash allocation, shouldn’t you?
He knows what’s coming. Now you do too.
Warren Buffett didn’t become one of the wealthiest men in the entire world by being stupid. He knows that stocks are ridiculously overvalued at this point, and he is poised to make his move after the pendulum swings in the other direction.
Despite high levels of economic confidence expressed by business owners and consumers, one key indicator shows that it has not translated into much action yet.
Loan issuance declined in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, the first time that has happened in four years, according to an SNL Financial analysis of bank earnings reports filed for the period. The total of recorded loans and leases fell to $9.297 trillion from $9.305 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016.
This is precisely what we would expect to see if a new economic downturn was beginning. Our economy is very highly dependent on the flow of credit, and when that flow begins to diminish that is a very bad sign.
For the moment, financial markets continue to remain completely disconnected from the hard economic data, but as we saw in 2008 the markets can plunge very rapidly once they start catching up with the real economy.
Warren Buffett is clearly getting prepared for the crisis that is ahead.
I followed radio host/reporter Pete Santilli for a couple of years before actually speaking to him and finally meeting him. He was definitely a shock jock, but it seemed that he was fearless in his presentation of trying to get the facts in the stories he covered. For that, I admired him. Today, he has been sitting in jail for more than a year, a political prisoner of a lawless and tyrannical central government, one that no longer respects the God-given rights acknowledged in our Declaration of Independence and claims to defend while all the while trampling over them. On Friday, someone very close to Pete decided to write about Pete and I know what she says is true because I've seen it in him as well. He is stronger now than he has ever been in his life.
"My Name is Deb Jordan and I have my own voice," Jordan began. "I went to Burns Oregon to cover a rally being held for the Hammond family that quickly turned into something completely different. I learned many lessons. I learned that not everything is simple. I learned that not everyone who says they are your friend is really your friend. I learned that there are those who will do anything to hang on to power, even if it means destroying another person to get it. I learned that I am a lot tougher than I should ever have to be. I saw a lot of terrible things happening to a lot of good people in Burns, and that's why I opted to stay and see it through to end."
Jordan then spoke about the man that she was there with and why he was arrested.
"Believe me when I tell you, Pete Santilli did not get arrested for covering the Malheur Refuge," she wrote. "Pete was arrested because he pointed his camera at the people of Harney County and he and I allowed them to speak to the world! Finally, someone was listening to them."
Jordan spoke about "unbreakable" bonds that she and Santilli made with the people of Burns simply because they listened to them, and I know for a fact that often many of those people would only come see them at night, under cover of darkness for fear they would be targeted by the police in Burns. However, Burns was not the only place where they listened and then gave the people's story. They also were previously in Nevada at Bundy Ranch.
"Pete Santilli is not sitting in a Pahrump Nevada jail because he did something wrong, he is sitting in jail tonight because he stood for what was right, and the Government doesn't like that," she added.
"Today he is a lot tougher than he should ever have to be," Jordan continued. "He endures the targeting and abuse. He endures the strip searches. He endures the endless days and nights. He endures the agony of losing the very thing he fought so hard to keep: His freedom."
However, instead of jail making him submit to tyranny and cause him to be weak in the face of his oppressors, Jordan says that it has neither "stopped him" nor made him weak, but rather "strong" and "determined."
Pete has used his time wisely. I can attest that he has not only spent a lot of time in the Scriptures, which have certainly had a tremendous impact on him, but he has also pursued the truth when it comes to not only his case but those who face the same charges in the Bundy Ranch case that he does. As he told me in January when I went to visit him at the Southern Nevada Detention Center, he is confident that God will vindicate them in this matter just as He did in the Oregon trials.
Jordan says that Pete has developed over 2500 exhibits to be used during all the trials for every person being tried.
"He has read every word of the discovery and knows it like the back of his hand," she wrote. "He has committed to memory every last word in the transcripts of the last trial."
Why does he do all of this? According to Jordan, "The Government plays a very cruel, twisted, evil game of chess in the courtroom, and they cheat," and Pete "does it because it is the best possible shot we have of getting our guys out of this mess and never having to 'endure' again."
"Pete Santilli is not easily shut-down and neither am I," she added.
Indeed, Pete has spent a lot of time with his attorneys and going over the discovery to know exactly what his case is and what the law is. On several occasions, he has told me that much of what will be presented exposes not only the corruption of the Bureau of Land Management but of the central government as well as they continue to violate the Constitution.
In the meantime, Pete, as well as many of the men he is in jail with, are awaiting their trials and are in need of help. Defense costs are growing, they lack the ability to provide for families and themselves due to incarceration, and their families are suffering, as well. They are not just doing this for themselves, nor were they taking a stand just for the Bundys or the Hammond family in Oregon. They took their stand in defense of the American people. Their stand should be our stand.
If you would like to help stand alongside Pete, the Bundys and the other men who bravely stood against an army of armed federal agents, some of them, like Daniel P. Love, who had a thirst for blood with weapons trained on innocent Americans, then I invite you to write these men, contribute financially to them and pray for them.
If you are able and would like to help these political prisoners win their case against the tyranny of the central government or would like to write them, please click here. If you would like to support a house in Nevada that is caring for wives and children of these men as they attend the trials, please click here.
For brevity, I shall just present information as simple numbered points.
1. All governments are created by men.
2. As the creators of government, we are all responsible for them and how they function.
3. If a government breaks down, malfunctions, ceases to do what it is designed to do, the only possible result is: (1) it ceases to exist; (2) it morphs into something else; (3) it gets fixed.
No doubt there are some people reading this who have never stopped to think about "government" as a subject in and of itself, and to them, all the above will be surprising. They have taken government for granted as a given --- good or bad --- and have passively accepted it as something above and beyond themselves, outside their control, and most of all, not their responsibility.
But I have just told you, that whatever kind of government you have, it is either your direct creation or it is a creation of other men that you adopted, and if it is accepted as your government, you are responsible for it.
It's your government. Literally. It belongs to you.
Now let's look at the forms of government as that have developed throughout the world:
Monarchy/Oligarchy -- government is provided by a single man or small group of men. If you have high-minded, honest, wise, moral, caring men in the top positions, your country flourishes and your life is a song. If you have mean, shallow, ignorant, greedy, uncaring men in power, you get just the opposite. And it is a weighted flip of the coin as to the end result you experience. Those who seek power are exactly those who should never be given it, and those that inherit it by birth have not earned it and are just as likely to be schmucks as anyone else. Therein lies the dilemma of both monarchies and oligarchies through the ages. If you get a good King, it is luck of the draw ---and there is no way to guarantee the same results consistently among his successors.
Democracy -- summed up as "majority rule". Although it sounds reasonable and good at first blush, democracy never works for the following reasons: (1) obtaining and proving majority approval for any action is nearly impossible once the number of people gets beyond a few hundred; (2) once the "majority" discovers that they can vote themselves access to the public purse, they do so--- and with this advantage, they then indebt the minority. The minority struggles along for a while but can't sustain and the whole Ponzi scheme collapses.
Republics --- summed up as "equal rule". This is the only form of government mankind has ever come up with that can (1) be sustained indefinitely and (2) protects the rights and prerogatives of individuals and (3) does not allow mis-use of public funds.
Ironically, it is because of their success that Republics are universally attacked and undermined by Monarchists and Democrats alike. The Monarchists inevitably feel that they know best and would do a better job. The Democrats are slavering after the ability to feed from the public trough and boss their neighbors around--- both of which "a republican form of government" forbids.
So now we come to the government of the United States/United States of America.
There are three forms of United States.
There's the actual United States, which occupies the land jurisdiction of this country, and which is a sovereign unincorporated Body Politic, which is a Republic and which upholds the rights and sanctity of individual people, together with their property rights, and which is administered via fifty (50) unincorporated States and 3100 unincorporated Counties. In this version of United States a man's home is his castle and all his rights and prerogatives are guaranteed. The actual states operate under their simple names: Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, etc. and for business purposes, they operate as unincorporated business entities: Colorado State, Wisconsin, State, Florida State, etc.
Then there is the Territorial United States which is composed of (57) fifty-seven "States of States" which exist (except for the seven Insular States --- Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, et alia. and the District of Columbia redefined for their domestic purposes as the "State of New Columbia") only on paper. These entities are all incorporated under the auspices of a foreign government and are all foreign with respect to the actual United States and they are all run as Democracies, which explains how they are $20 trillion in debt and burdened down with more than a million and a half oppressive regulations. They have followed the course of all other democracies in history--- fed at the public trough until they could feed no more, oppressed their neighbors until they could oppress no more--- and are in the process of collapse because of it.
Then there is the Municipal United States, a congressional oligarchy existing as an enclave within the Territorial United States which is composed of approximately 10,000 municipal governments and 185,000 incorporated administrative units that are run as oligarchies under the auspices of the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation ---which is only supposed to run the affairs of Washington, DC., but which has secretively extended its tentacles under cover of darkness and its status as an enclave within the Territorial United States to control various functions and large quantities of property actually belonging to the Republic United States.
Think of it like a set of nesting dolls: the oligarchic Municipal United States run by Congress sits inside the democratic Territorial United States which sits inside the actual United States Republic.
What happens when the Territorial United States collapses as a result of its sins?
Well, then, false claims are made against the property controlled by the municipal oligarchies, and also more false claims are made against the actual republican states, because these whiners can never be honest and take their licks and go bankrupt like any other corporation on Earth.
If they simply went bankrupt, confessed their sins, and accepted being taken over by their Principal Priority Creditors--- the actual states and people of this country--- all would be well.
But the Territorial United States has neither the honor nor the leadership to do that. Instead, they have claimed that the actual United States--- the fifty organic states and people -- are responsible for paying for their indiscretion, and that failing that, the Municipal United States will stand good for them.
I say that there has been more than enough of this horse hooey already and that we are all responsible for this mess.
The government we are owed is the republican form of government guaranteed each one of our organic states. No foreign democracy has any call on us above the actual expenses of the nineteen services we ordered and as defined by a Prudent Man. We have gone back into our birthright sovereign land jurisdiction capacity and have claimed back all assets of the States of States and STATES OF STATES as the Principal Priority Creditors.
Everyone on Earth has cause to know that we are land jurisdiction republics operating in International Trade under the Great Seal of the United States and that whenever and however we may operate in international commerce, we are Protected Persons.
Everyone has cause to know that the Territorial United States has been under contract to provide our states with nineteen enumerated services and that this version of "United States" is a foreign democracy with respect to us. We have agreed to pay any valid debts we might owe for services rendered according to the actual Constitution, but that is the limit of our responsibility toward the Territorial United States.
Everyone has cause to know that their oligarchic Territorial Municipal Government is equally their responsibility and is equally foreign to us, and that neither the Territorial nor the Municipal United States has any valid business or interest in even one acre of our land jurisdiction outside of military arsenals, customs houses and similar "federal government" installations necessary for them to fulfill their service contract with us.
Note the word: "necessary". There are a great many functions that the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States have undertaken without our consent and which they have foisted off and billed us for under a process of implied contract which is not recognized under American Common Law.
They have cause to know that their foreign system of merely implied contracts and unilateral adhesion contracts doesn't apply on our soil and never has.
Whatever they have done, they have done for good or ill. If its not part of our actual constitution known as The Constitution for the united States of America, we are not responsible for paying it or enforcing it or guaranteeing it.
It is high time that the world knew the facts --- or remembered the facts, as the case may be.
We have given Notice to Jeffrey Sessions. We are giving Notice to Judge Lambreth of The District Court of the District of Columbia engaged in the bankruptcy settlement --- please make sure he is given a copy of this Public Notice 3.0. No more misrepresentation of the Principal Priority Creditors is allowed. No more false claims against us and our resources. No more bankruptcy and probate fraud and hypothecation of debt, thank you.
And now the united States of America --- that is, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, et alia.--- are prepared to operate their unincorporated business associations dba Colorado State, Minnesota State, etc.--- and act as the unincorporated land jurisdiction government, all republics, all fully guaranteed and guaranteeing the freedom and material rights and interests of the individual states and people.
We are the actual government of this country. If the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States both go bankrupt at the same time, it is of no concern to us. We will pay any valid debts we owe them and look favorably at debts that other countries have accrued under the false presumption that they were dealing with the actual United States, subject to our acceptance of specific settlement offers.
As the Principal Priority Creditors of the States of States and STATE OF STATES, we are owed and have claimed all their assets: the cured lien stands on the international public record and has been acknowledged, accepted, and recorded on the land jurisdiction of the United States.
We are sorry that we were misled by certain foreign interlopers operating in Breach of Trust and commercial contract, and were admittedly asleep at the wheel for a very long time; however, the actual states and people are home again and the rest of the world can look forward to a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity because we are.
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