What is Going on in The US?
These past few weeks I have deviated from a "bible prophecy" note to more of reporting what is going on that seems to NOT be reported in the Main Stream Media. Well, I do that anyways, but there have been some interesting things going on that just seems to be getting swept under the carpet.
Out Economy - Still Down and Staying Down
One of my economic blogs I belong to keeps an eye on the West Coast port cargo tonnage reports. Why? Because it is a pretty good indicator of the direction the nation will go in the next 30-90+ days.
Here are some of his statements...
Long Beach inbound cargo in July was down 10.02% in July, but cross viaduct rival Los Angeles was up 3.97% compared with year ago numbers and up 5% compared with June's handle.
Up the coast a ways, Oakland was up 1.5% for the month after being down 8.7% the previous month, but overall, Oakland containers coming in are up only 1.6% for the year which - last time I looked - was about how the US population is growing.
Full inbound in Seattle was down 17.6%, though, and regardless of whether that's due to Japan or whatever doesn't make much difference.
Here is a quick view
June Tonage July Tonage Difference
Long Beach 280526 261233 93.12%
L.A. 353930 371859 105.07%
Oakland 70730 70586 99.80%
Seattle 71765 65946 91.89%
Portland 11473 2283 19.90%
TOTAL 788424 771907 97.91%
What emerges is a picture of the docks being flat to down 2% for the month, so in terms of expecting a major recovery spike, US companies are not loading up on imported goods presently.
Source - UrbanSurvival.com
What does this mean? Sales are projected to be down for the next 30-90+ days.
What does this mean to us? The economy is lagging. Most likely due to the fact that there is a lot of fear out there and people are holding on to their money more tightly. No one is buying homes, taking vacations, buying cars, etc etc. They are not spending as much and staying home more.
As a result of this, and if it continues, look for another infusion of money from the feds to "stir up the economy" again. Negative about this is that it devalues the dollar even more and steals more of our buying power away, AKA Inflation.
Another reason we may see an infusion (QEIII) is that the elections are coming up and our wonderful leader wants to get elected again. A moving economy paints a pretty picture to the 80% sheeple out there, who seem to not get that this is putting another nail in our coffin.
Last Friday I presented an article titled "The Russians Are Coming? Yea, But That's Not All." In this I put together some of the reports on Russian activity taking place in and around the US.
Jim Willie's August newsletter just came out today and his focus?
Yep Russia. Here is how he opens...
The fact the Russians are irate over the Euro crisis. For you see they have had billions invested within financial institutions and instruments in the Eurozone. They are also one of Europes biggest natural gas supplier, so what do you get when all of a sudden countries in the Eurozone can't pay their bill and the investments that you placed in Euro banks and their instruments go bust? Simple you get angry, especially when NATO is at the same time putting missile batteries at your doorstep to go along side with their dead beat attitude towards paying their bill. All viewed as aggression by the Russians.
The Russians will cut the gas supplies, this will happen in the next few months. This has the potential to be deemed as an act of war or aggression since Europeans are used to the idea of free handouts and or footing the bill to a later date. Back in June I stated that the elites have declared the Euro a collapsed currency (Unofficially of course). I will detail a bit further what are some of the signs of collapse, while the theater of austerity and promises is played out to the masses. After a currency is deemed dead by those that have the power, once they exit the pegs that are knocked from underneath the structure look like this:
Banks are all braced for collapse: This is happening in the Eurozone and the US as well. In fact US banks have been ordered to brace for a "October-November event" This I detailed is the "OFFICIAL" collapse of the Euro. In the US the plans were done back in 2009 not two years ago as some would surmise. This collapse plan would allow JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to acquire Bank of American and Citigroup. Thus Post collapse there will only be two banking giants in the US, JPM and Goldman. Goldman Sachs will move to full blown retail commercial banking. Yes you read that correctly, Goldman Sachs branches in your neighborhood where you can open a checking account for the new digital currency that you will be carrying. Morgan Stanley will be killed off.
Energy companies pulling out: Apart from the Russians and the mess they are in with the Euro, companies like Royal Dutch Shell the Largest energy company in the world has pulled out all their assets from the Euro. Exxon-Mobile and BP are soon to follow. This will accelerate the global crash even faster.
So a mix of economic demise and good ol' commie Russia.
What I am seeing is repeat of history taking place. Not sure how many of you remember the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. It was the closest time we as a nation came to launching nukes.
We have been placing missile batteries around Russian boarders. Russia is NOT happy with this.
When Dmitry Medvedev was Prime Minister he warned the West against launching “hasty wars,” which could result “although I do not want to scare anyone” in “the use of a nuclear weapon.”
Hmmm… that it got my attention.
On November 30 of last year the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia warned of a possible nuclear war with NATO. General Nikolai Makarov said that NATO’s eastward expansion meant that the risk of Russia coming into conflict with NATO had “risen sharply.”
General Makarov said, “I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons.”
Here is what Medvedev said when he was president, (currently he is the prime minister..again), describing the steps toward nuclear war that Russia has taken in response to the NATO build up near the Russian boarders.
“I have made the following decisions.
First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert.
Second, protective cover of Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons will be reinforced as a priority measure under the program to develop our air and space defenses.
Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads.
Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems. These measures will be adequate, effective, and low-cost.
Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not to Russia’s favor, we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures.”
Current Russian president Vladimir Putin (who was president then prime minister now president again) has said, as politely as possible, that the US seeks to enslave the world, that the US seeks vassals, not allies, that the US seeks to rule the world and that the US is a parasite on the world economy.
A game of "chicken" is taking place and the pressure is building. One problem is that most of the US is oblivious to this fact.
This might be why there is so much Russian activity taking place, but what is troubling is that the current administration is doing nothing. Well except that they appear to be also welcoming Russia in with open arms and allowing them to train here. Personally I see it as a staging event.
There are rumors that Obama will initiate an attack on Iran in October prior to the election to bolster support so he can regain the White House for a second term.
In January of this year again Russian General Nikolay Makarov, Russia's Chief of Staff warned that if the US attacks Iran, that it will " Trigger WW3"
Russia warns US against military strike on Iran WATCH NOW >>> http://youtu.be/2-uIaSRiWA4
What's Up With October
Back in April of 2012 Rick Wiles of True News brought together 12 ministries for a round table discussion. It was a meeting that only the Lord could have arranged. Twelve men from across the US, from Utah to Wisconsin to South Carolina to Texas to Florida, and points in between. Except for a handful who knew one or two others, most had never met the others who were present.
What did these Christians have in common?
Each had labored for years in America as Watchmen (Ezekiel 33:7), calling out to their fellow countrymen, urging II Chronicles 7:14 spiritual repentance and healing of our land.
The Watchman who called the meeting, arranged on just three weeks’ notice for some and as little as three days for others, felt led of the Lord to call his brethren together.
Though common in their call to be Watchmen, they had no organization, nor membership, nor even a name for the assembled group. Just twelve humble servants of the Lord, seeking together to discern:
A.) why were we called to be there,
B.) what was God doing in America today and
c.) what does the future hold for America? A fairly heavy agenda for twelve men who a month ago had no idea that such a meeting would occur.
One of my good friends, Gary Kah as well as John Price were in attendance. Rick produced several shows giving all the watchman ministries some time to speak. But the show that I am sharing is the one with my friend Gary Kah and John Price.
IF you have not listened to this, I highly encourage you to take the time now to listen to this show.
I share this with you because these men all pointed to a "fall / October" event taking place.
Personally I have been keeping an eye on October for some form of an economic catastrophe to take place. Historically October has always been the month for that to happen in the past. All the "Black Mondays" took place in Oct, the great depression also started in October.
Throughout the world interesting things are taking place right now.
I also believe that we are seeing a "sifting" of the church separating the wheat from the chaff. I believe that God is calling out folks to get prepared and be ready. For what, I am not sure. I have my ideas, but it is still kind of throwing darts in the dark. No matter what, I know there is a storm coming. In fact I believe it is such a storm that the US has never seen before.
No matter what I believe that we need to prepare and position ourselves to share the hope of our Lord as called to in 1 Peter 3:15. I also believe that we need to "occupy till He returns."
Like the others in the show, I believe that God has given us a time of grace to get prepared.
And like the others in the show, I believe that the end of August will be when we will need to have our houses in order.
If you think God is calling you, I would like to hear from you and what you think God wants you to do in the coming days. I believe people are being positioned, much like you would for a game of chess. So please contact me and let me know what you feel the Lord is leading you to do.
By Ray Gano
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