Thursday, March 16, 2006

Orange you Glad I'm not a Banana (1/27/06)

Using a metaphor of an orange I would like to talk about my case. For the most part as spectators all you see is the skin. This is discussed in polarized rhetoric constantly on this blog. We have views of the right of government and bankers. We have those who see fraud, and retribution. Regardless, none are discussing the meaty flesh on the subject. Truth has all its roots in the way, the truth, and the life. Few are called to this knowledge so the majority of people and commenters will always be relegated to their deepest capabilities the surface. Those who are of the few you are praying for wisdom, strength, and applying the Word for greater benefit. You are already past the self-centered scope of the average. Even the meat of this subject is not the richest hope of victory. The seed contains the life. A life that can effect hundreds of thousands of oranges. A life that alters and controls the makeup or substance of the meat or substance men focus on. Christ is the life. He created the meat of the law which said an adulterer should be killed. When the woman was brought to Him (John 8: 3-12) all her accusers after being convicted by Christ departed and He stood alone capable of condemnation. He set her free. The life of the seed is over the law and the circumstances of the surface. That life has already prepared a way of escape that can only be understood by those who dwell on this life at seed level.

17 comments:

habakkuk said...

Kurt,

I can see why u get so much persecution from people on this blog.....because when G-d gives a man revelation about something theres always persecution that comes with it. It comes in the form of ignorant people who dont know they are being used as a mouth piece for the enemy. They are ruled by their emotions and so the enemy uses them to speak out of their weak humanity. Every great man in the Bible had to go thru the same persecution.

But the good news is i know G-d has given u the grace to get thru this victorious. I have to be honest, i personally thought you would have cracked under the pressure by now but i can see that G-d has sustained you for this hour.....and HE hasn't brought you this far to let you loose. (I say this for Scott as well). Both of you guys are truly special men.

Anyone who just read your recent post who thinks you are some crazy fool has just described themselves. I have never heard the description of a "life seed" the way u just did. Thats what i mean when i say a man (or woman) needs the Holy Spirit to guide them thru the scriptures. Theres a huge difference between a guy who reads the Bible and a man who reads it with the Holy Spirit bringing it to life. Its more than just words on a page...Its the LIVING WORD...YESHUA!

Me and my family are diligent in prayer for you guys. Remain strong in the Lord.

Gforce said...

complainers-suck----nice article from E2020. I am looking forward to it ALL!! You may want to post it again. I have personally emailed that article to most everyone on my email list. Ps.112--"...surely he(the righteous man) will NEVER be shaken;...he will NOT be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established; He will NOT be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies. He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever;....the desire of the wicked shall perish."

complainers suck said...

Don't mean to reign on your parade SOP, but thought this was interesting.

March 20 to 26, 2006: Iran-USA, beginning of a major world crisis
Written by LEAP/E2020
Saturday, 25 February 2006

March 20 to 26, 2006: Iran-USA, beginning of a major world crisis, or «the End of the Western World we have known since 1945».

TheLaboratoire europĂ©en d’Anticipation Politique Europe 2020, LEAP/E2020,now estimates to over 80% the probability that the week of March 20-26,2006 will be the beginning of the most significant political crisis theworld has known since the Fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, togetherwith an economic and financial crisis of a scope comparable with thatof 1929. This last week of March 2006 will be the turning-point of anumber of critical developments, resulting in an acceleration of allthe factors leading to a major crisis, disregard any American orIsraeli military intervention against Iran. In case such anintervention is conducted, the probability of a major crisis to startrises up to 100%, according to LEAP/E2020.

An Alarm based on 2 verifiable events. The announcement of this crisis results from the analysis of decisionstaken by the two key-actors of the main on-going international crisis,i.e. the United States and Iran:

- on the one hand there is theIranian decision of opening the first oil bourse priced in Euros onMarch 20th, 2006 in Teheran, available to all oil producers of theregion ;

- on the other hand, there is the decision of theAmerican Federal Reserve to stop publishing M3 figures (the mostreliable indicator on the amount of dollars circulating in the world)from March 23, 2006 onward[1].

These two decisions constitutealtogether the indicators, the causes and the consequences of thehistorical transition in progress between the order created after WorldWar II and the new international equilibrium in gestation since thecollapse of the USSR. Their magnitude as much as their simultaneitywill catalyse all the tensions, weaknesses and imbalances accumulatedsince more than a decade throughout the international system.

A world crisis declined in 7 sector-based crises
LEAP/E2020'sresearchers and analysts thus identified 7 convergent crises that theAmerican and Iranian decisions coming into effect during the last weekof March 2006, will catalyse and turn into a total crisis, affectingthe whole planet in the political, economic and financial fields, aswell as in the military field most probably too:

1. Crisis of confidence in the Dollar
2. Crisis of US financial imbalances
3. Oil crisis
4. Crisis of the American leadership
5. Crisis of the Arabo-Muslim world
6. Global governance crisis
7. European governance crisis

Theentire process of anticipation of this crisis is described in detail incoming issues of LEAP/E2020’s confidential letter – the GlobalEuropeAnticipation Bulletin, and in particular in the 2nd issue to bereleased on February 16, 2006. These coming issues will present thedetailed analysis of each of the 7 crises, together with a large set ofrecommendations intended for various categories of players (governmentsand companies, namely), as well as with a number of operational andstrategic advices for the European Union.


Decoding of the event “Creation of the Iranian Oil Bourse priced in Euros”
However,and in order not to limit this information to decision makers solely,LEAP/E2020 has decided to circulate widely this official statementtogether with the following series of arguments resulting from workconducted.
Iran's opening of an Oil Bourse priced in Euros at theend of March 2006 will be the end of the monopoly of the Dollar on theglobal oil market. The immediate result is likely to upset theinternational currency market as producing countries will be able tocharge their production in Euros also. In parallel, European countriesin particular will be able to buy oil directly in their own currencywithout going though the Dollar. Concretely speaking, in both casesthis means that a lesser number of economic actors will need a lessernumber of Dollars [2]. This double development will thus head to thesame direction, i.e. a very significant reduction of the importance ofthe Dollar as the international reserve currency, and therefore asignificant and sustainable weakening of the American currency, inparticular compared to the Euro. The most conservative evaluations give€1 to $1,30 US Dollar by the end of 2006. But if the crisis reaches thescope anticipated by LEAP/E2020, estimates of €1 for $1,70 in 2007 areno longer unrealistic.

Decoding of the event “End of publication of the M3 macro-economic indicator”
Theend of the publication by the American Federal Reserve of the M3monetary aggregate (and that of other components)[3], a decisionvehemently criticized by the community of economists and financialanalysts, will have as a consequence to lose transparency on theevolution of the amount of Dollars in circulation worldwide. For somemonths already, M3 has significantly increased (indicating that « moneyprinting » has already speeded up in Washington), knowing that the newPresident of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, is aself-acknowledged fan of « money printing »[4]. Considering that astrong fall of the Dollar would probably result in a massive sale ofthe US Treasury Bonds held in Asia, in Europe and in the oil-producingcountries, LEAP/E2020 estimates that the American decision to stoppublishing M3 aims at hiding as long as possible two US decisions,partly imposed by the political and economic choices made these lastyears[5]:
. the ‘monetarisation’ of the US debt
. the launch of a monetary policy to support US economic activity.
…two policies to be implemented until at least the October 2006 «mid-term » elections, in order to prevent the Republican Party frombeing sent in reeling.
This M3-related decision also illustrates theincapacity of the US and international monetary and financialauthorities put in a situation where they will in the end prefer toremove the indicator rather than try to act on the reality.

Decoding of the aggravating factor “The military intervention against Iran”
Iranholds some significant geo-strategic assets in the current crisis, suchas its ability to intervene easily and with a major impact on the oilprovisioning of Asia and Europe (by blocking the Strait of Ormuz), onthe conflicts in progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention thepossible recourse to international terrorism. But besides theseaspects, the growing distrust towards Washington creates a particularlyproblematic situation. Far from calming both Asian and European fearsconcerning the accession of Iran to the statute of nuclear power, amilitary intervention against Iran would result in an quasi-immediatedissociation of the European public opinions[6] which, in a contextwhere Washington has lost its credibility in handling properly thistype of case since the invasion of Iraq, will prevent the Europeangovernments from making any thing else than follow their publicopinions. In parallel, the rising cost of oil which would follow suchan intervention will lead Asian countries, China first and foremost, tooppose this option, thus forcing the United States (or Israel) tointervene on their own, without UN guarantee, therefore adding a severemilitary and diplomatic crisis to the economic and financial crisis.

Relevant factors of the American economic crisis
LEAP/E2020anticipate that these two non-official decisions will involve theUnited States and the world in a monetary, financial, and soon economiccrisis without precedent on a planetary scale. The ‘monetarisation’ ofthe US debt is indeed a very technical term describing acatastrophically simple reality: the United States undertake not torefund their debt, or more exactly to refund it in "monkey currency".LEAP/E2020 also anticipate that the process will accelerate at the endof March, in coincidence with the launching of the Iranian Oil Bourse,which can only precipitate the sales of US Treasury Bonds by theirnon-American holders.

In this perspective, it is useful tocontemplate the following information[7]: the share of the debt of theUS government owned by US banks fell down to 1,7% in 2004, as opposedto 18% in 1982. In parallel, the share of this same debt owned byforeign operators went from 17% in 1982 up to 49% in 2004.
? Question: How comes that US banks got rid of almost all their share of the US national debt over the last years?

Moreover,in order to try to avoid the explosion of the "real-estate bubble" onwhich rests the US household consumption, and at a time when the USsaving rate has become negative for the first time since 1932 and 1933(in the middle of the "Great Depression"), the Bush administration, inpartnership with the new owner of the US Federal Reserve and a followerof this monetary approach, will flood the US market of liquidities.

Some anticipated effects of this systemic rupture
Accordingto LEAP/E2020, the non-accidental conjunction of the Iranian andAmerican decisions, is a decisive stage in the release of a systemiccrisis marking the end of the international order set up after WorldWar II, and will be characterised between the end of March and the endof the year 2006 by a plunge in the dollar (possibly down to 1 Euro =1,70 US Dollars in 2007) putting an immense upward pressure on theEuro, a significant rise of the oil price (over 100$ per barrel), anaggravation of the American and British military situations in theMiddle East, a US budgetary, financial and economic crisis comparablein scope with the 1929 crisis, very serious economic and financialconsequences for Asia in particular (namely China) but also for theUnited Kingdom[8], a sudden stop in the economic process ofglobalisation, a collapse of the transatlantic axis leading to ageneral increase of all the domestic and external political dangers allover the world.

For individual dollar-holders, as fortrans-national corporations or political and administrative decisionmakers, the consequences of this last week of March 2006 will becrucial. These consequences require some difficult decisions to be madeas soon as possible (crisis anticipation is always a complex processsince it relies on a bet) because once the crisis begins, the stampedestarts and all those who chose to wait lose.
For privateindividuals, the choice is clear: the US Dollar no longer is a “refuge”currency. The rising-cost of gold over the last year shows that manypeople have already anticipated this trend of the US currency.

Anticipating… or being swept away by the winds of history
Forcompanies and governments, it is crucial to integrate now action plansin today's decision-making processes, which can contribute to softensignificantly the "monetary, financial and economic tsunami" which willbreak on the planet at the end of next month. To use a simple image –by the way, one used in the political anticipation scenario « USA 2010»[9] -, the impact of the events of the last week of March 2006 on the“Western World” we have known since 1945 will be comparable to theimpact of the Fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 on the “Soviet Block”.

Ifthis Alarm is so precise, it is that LEAP/E2020’s analyses concludedthat all possible scenarios now lead to one single result: wecollectively approach a "historical node" which is henceforthinevitable whatever the action of international or national actors. Atthis stage, only a direct and immediate action on the part of the USadministration aimed at preventing a military confrontation with Iranon the one hand, and at giving up the idea to monetarise the US foreigndebt on the other hand, could change the course of events. ForLEAP/E2020 it is obvious that not only such actions will not beinitiated by the current leaders in Washington, but that on thecontrary they have already chosen "to force the destiny" by shirkingtheir economic and financial problems at the expense of the rest of theworld. European governments in particular should draw very quickly allthe conclusions from this fact.

For information,LEAP/E2020's original method of political anticipation has allowedseveral of its experts to anticipate (and publish) in particular : in1988, the approaching end of the Iron Curtain; in 1997, the progressivecollapse in capacity of action and democratic legitimacy of theEuropean institutional system; in 2002, the US being stuck in Iraq’squagmire and above all the sustainable collapse of US internationalcredibility; in 2003, the failure of the referenda on the EuropeanConstitution. Its methodology of anticipation of "systemic ruptures"now being well established, it is our duty as researchers and citizensto share it with the citizens and the European decision makers;especially because for individual or collective, private or publicplayers, it is still time to undertake measures in order to reducesignificantly the impact of this crisis on their positions whetherthese are economic, political or financial.

complainers suck said...

On a side note, Syria has just agreed to take Euro's for oil. Previously, everyone was compelled to use FRN's. Now there is more pressure on the FRN.

What's W'ya going to do about this, considering he's at an all time low in public opinion?

Gforce said...

"For the earth will be filled with the Knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea." Hab.2:14----We are in middle of the final harvest from a seed planted over 2000 years ago!!

Tony Tuba said...

Blah Blah Blah Blah. All I hear is our soon to come demise. Let's put this into perspective people. If we become one of those "other" countries that buy oil in someone else's currency......will we survive? Do those that currently do this flourish? YES!!!!!! Common sense people! The world will not end because a bunch of rag heads choose to accept Euros for their oil!

The United States is 70% of the world's economy. Whether the rest of the world wants to admit it or not, THEY NEED US! If our dollar became weaker, we could not afford foreign products - that means they don't get to sell them to us. If our dollar becomes too strong, the Federal Reserve raises interest rates - that pisses the rest of the world off because they can't borrow money cheaply. The world must walk a tight rope to help us help them.

Please exhibit some common sense when screaming the sky is falling! Will the US economy collapse and Europe or China pass us by.......yes, but it won't be by anything man made. It will be from what GOD has chosen to exercise at the right time. The rapture would be a perfect example of this because the USA would be in CHAOS. Then the rest of the world can enjoy their short party.

papertiger said...

Kurt and Scott, the great pretenders.

Martyr: one who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle. Does that sound like somebody you know?

Certainly Kurt & Scott didn't create the big mess they did because they wanted to become "martyrs"???

Poor communication skills, irresponsibility, and a whole lot of stupidity are why they are, where they are.

wantobefree said...

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!

Yetter said...

Alan Greenspan mentioned that the markets are made of perceptions.Tuba is right, it is about currency strength. All that the forex and bond crowd is concerned with is the carry trade.Every curency is in competition with the other, its inflate or die. Expect a blizzard of paper to encicle the earth as printing presses work overtime, certainly things can go wrong but I expect it to go furthur and longer than any one can predict.In terms of money,here is somthing to contemplate.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago, our ancestors were in the stone age.
A billion days ago no one walked on the earth with two feet.
A billion dollars ago was 8hr and 20 minutes at the rate our Govt is spending it.
The congress is asking to raise the budget almost a trillion dollars.Lets see, it takes almost a year and a half to travel a trillion miles at the speed of light.......

KYHOOYA said...

Nice post, Kurt.
Step with assurance & extra care to understand these step's that you walk. Beside you is one that guide you but it is your final chose to understand the direction that is given. these are the most important step's you'll take. This is a tracheas path, littered with Snake's & they are not of mind to follow anyone's rules.
My best to you both I'm sure you will shine through. Your intention is seen by many. I wish there was more that could be done to arm you in you fight.
Times now seem to have a country filled with selfish reather than selfless concerns these day's.

Again Thank's to you and Scott.

WillToFight said...

Great Post and well understood Kurt!

We are going to get there!

No question in my mind!

*************

Tony Tuba

Obviously the Elite did not want Iraq to begin using Euro's (as they were attempting to).

Thats why there is a war there. Control, Control, Control.

It is not time yet to completely destroy the FRN. It will come soon!

The bottom feeding 98% of American will hear a great empty sound in their ability to purchase.

BETTER BUY GOLD/SILVER quick!

Inflation Rules!

WillToFight said...

Yetter Strikes again.

Keep posting Yetter, you have good insight!

son of a prophet said...

on the Iran oil issue...



interesting that yesterday I just read another article on the net that said that Iran will not be ready to launch an oil bourse until '07 at the earliest and tht the current rumor is false.

we will see. but either way one derives information from this. the sites that said that the boures will open in late march will now be marked as propagoose sites and lose all crediblilty.

still, there are many who expect some type of 'event' in march.

as caesar said...."beware the ides of march"

the month of march is so named from the romans as the motnth to "march" off to war.....

as in those days, with no F-15s, the campaigns were all 'marches'...

Stillwaiting said...

habakuk.... why do you spell God without the "O"?
Just curious.

WillToFight said...

Profound SOP

habakkuk said...

stillwaiting,

Someone else asked me the same question a few posts ago except they were offended that i didn't include the O in G-D. Here was my answer:

Well, I cant say that i have a full explination why because i am still learning from Jewish origins why they do not write "GOD". Basically, G-d's name is not "GOD". "GOD"is like some universal title for a "supreme being". Heres a short commentary i read from a Messianic site that explains:

"According to Jewish Orthodox tradition, the Sacred Name is not to be uttered and accordingly, the form "G-d " is used in writing or printing. In place of pronouncing the Sacred Name in prayer, worship and discussion, the form "Adonai" (the Hebrew for 'Lord') is used."

I'm not trying to offend anybody by typing G-d. If anything i'm trying hard not to offend G-d Himself by not giving him some worldly, generic title.

Its like the name JESUS. You hear it in Chrisitian churches. I grew up in church using that name. Sometimes i still do for reference purposes. Heres another commentary on that i just read:

"It is most proper to call Him Yeshua. It was indeed his proper name, given to him by his parents, and only in Hebrew does this name have any meaning. In Hebrew Yeshua means both "Salvation," and the concatenated form of Yahoshua, is "Lord who is Salvation." The name Jesus has no intrinsic meaning in English whatsoever."

So there you have it.....My explination.

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