House Of Thorgama”
Greetings! For those who follow Bible prophecy, this past week may have witnessed another very important step on the road to Armageddon.
Ezekiel, thirty eight, verses two through six, talk of Gog, the land of Magog, Meshoch, Rhos, Thobel (Tobolsk) and those nations which follow Gog.
“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, and the land of Magog, Rhos, prince of Mesoch and Thobel, and prophesy against him, and say to him, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, Rhos prince of Mesoch and Thobel: and I will gather thee, and all thine host, horses and horsemen, all wearing breast-plates, with a great multitude, shields and helmets and swords: Persians, and Ethiopians, and Libyans; all with helmets and shields. Gomer, and all belonging to him; the house of Thorgama, from the end of the north, and all belonging to him; and many nations with thee.” From the Septuagint.
It is generally believed amongst Bible prophecy researchers that Gog is referring to the anti-christ, (see our studies on Ezekiel 38 and 39 in the studies section of this website), Magog is the land from which he comes, Mesoch is Moscow, and Thober is modern day Tobolsk.
Verse five then goes on to name some of Gog's confederates in his march towards Armageddon. These include Persia, modern day Iran, with whom Russia has signed several bilateral trade agreements that have included oil, gas, railroads, etc.
Also, included in this list of followers are the Ethiopians, which at one time were representative of all of Africa, and the Libyans.
These are easily identifiable countries which of course still exist on current world maps. Ethiopia is a very poor country also having lost its Red Sea coast because of the fairly recent Eritrea.
Libya was at one time the richest country in Africa outside of South Africa, with a very high standard of living until Gaddafi decided to institute a gold backed dinar and drop the petro- dollar for trading purposes.
We all know how that turned out with NATO and its coalition bombing them pretty much into oblivion.
You really couldn't blame the majority of Libyans for having a tremendous animosity with the West, except for those Libyans who profited from Libya’s destruction.
Incidentally, Russia is also planning on dropping the petrol-dollar and there is now talk of a gold backed Ruble.
We all saw what happened to Libya when they had that idea and also Saddam Hussain when he had the same idea and wanted to replace the petrol-dollar with a gold backed dinar.
Of course, Russia, is a different story than Libya and Iraq,.... remember weapons-of-mass-destruction. Libya and Iraq were not nuclear armed nations as is the case with Russia. However, we are seeing the same demonization today toward Russia that we saw towards Libya, Iraq, and present day Syria.
Going on to verse six in Ezekiel, thirty-eight, it tells of Gomer, which is the ancient name for Germany, but not only Germany but several of the countries bordering Germany.
Incidentally, Angela Merkel has recently come under extreme criticism from some of the most powerful media sources in Germany, as well as very powerful business interests for going along with the US/EU sanctions against Russia.
Also included in verse six of the countries that follow Gog is Thorgama.
Most Bible scholars agree Thorgama, also known as ancient Anatolia, includes most of modern Turkey.
“Togarmah (Hebrew: תּוגרמה) is a figure in the "table of nations" in Genesis 10, the list of descendants of Noah that represents the peoples known to the ancient Hebrews. Togarmah is among the descendants of Japheth and is thought to represent some people located in Anatolia. Medieval traditions variously claimed Togarmah as the mythical ancestor of peoples in the Caucasus and western Asia, including the Georgians, the Armenians and some Turkic peoples.
Anatolia (from Greek Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ — "east" or "(sun)rise"; in modern Turkish: Anadolu), in geography known as Asia Minor (from Greek: Μικρὰ Ἀσία Mīkrá Asía — "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, Anatolian peninsula, or Anatolian plateau, denotes the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of the Republic of Turkey.” Wikipedia
But what about Turkey who is a strong NATO member and firmly in the western camp, or so it might seem?
Turkey just signed a massive gas deal with Russia which will make it a major gas hub for the distribution of Russian gas in the EU market.
In the article below,“Talking Turkey” and Gas Pipelines: Putin’s Groundbreaking Deal with Turkish President Erdogan - Putin Gobsmacks Obama and Euro-Leaders with Surprise Gas Deal, Mike Whiting for Global Research states: “The move creates a de facto Russo-Turkey alliance...a year ago, none of this would have been foreseeable...the relationship has forever changed...the reverberations are truly global.”
Are we beginning to witness the fulfillment of Ezekiel, thirty-eight, verse six, the house of Thorgama joining with Gog in their march towards Megiddo and the battle of Armageddon?
It is very possible.
Brain's response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for...
Monday December 8, 2015
Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain's response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.
The study discovered that when individuals are briefly presented pictures of others receiving emotional support and affection, the brain's threat monitor, the amygdala (fight or flight), subsequently does not respond to images showing threatening facial expressions or words. This occurred even if the person was not paying attention to the content of the first pictures.
Forty-two healthy individuals participated in the study, in which researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the brain response.
The study, published recently in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, suggests that being reminded of being loved and cared for dampens the threat response and may allow more effective functioning during, and activation of soothing resources after, stressful situations. This was particularly true for more anxious individuals.
Previously, research has shown that brain responses to pain are reduced by similar reminders of being loved and cared for, but this is the first time the same has been shown for brain responses to threat.
Dr Anke Karl of Psychology at the University of Exeter, senior researcher of the study, said:
A number of mental health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are characterized by hypervigilance to threatening information, which is associated with excessive negative emotional responses, amygdala activation and a restricted ability to regulate these emotions and self-sooth. These new research findings may help to explain why, for example, successful recovery from psychological trauma is highly associated with levels of perceived social support individuals receive. We are now building on these findings to refine existing treatments for PTSD to boost feelings of being safe and supported in order to improve coping with traumatic memories.
Following these results, researchers at the University of Exeter are also running research studies measuring body (heart rate, sweat response) and brain (electrical brain waves measured by EEG) responses to understand related mechanisms in different populations such as highly self-critical individuals, individuals with depression and survivors of psychological trauma such as severe car accidents, assaults and natural disasters.
(For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39)
The Order of the Golden Ratio in
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014
In the famous Fibonacci sequence, each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two. It begins with 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and continues so on. When you take two successive numbers in this sequence, their ratio is very close to 1.618, which is called the golden ratio. The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are present in many parts of the natural world including the shape of plants, human and animal bodies, weather patterns, and even galaxies. It is said that they govern order in the natural world.
Now, researchers from South Africa claim that the golden ratio can be seen in the topology of space-time, giving the argument that the ratio keeps the entire Universe in order.
Dr. Jan Boeyens at the University of Pretoria and Dr. Francis Thackeray of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have researched the many ways that the golden ratio can be seen ‘related not only to aspects of mathematics but also to physics, chemistry, biology and the topology of space-time.’ The researchers believe that geometric shapes found in the natural world throughout the Universe ultimately succumb to the same mathematical property of 1.618.
The golden ratio creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance, in nature often resembling a spiral shape and, artificially, used by artists when creating art such as portraits and human body dimensions. Mathematically, it is represented by the Greek letter ‘phi’ and is said to be “a mathematical connection between two aspects of an object.” In the natural world, it is found in plants, such as sunflowers, pine cones, pineapples and cauliflower, as well as in animals’ skeletons and parts such as elephant tusks. It also represents the proportions all over the human body, such as from the hand to the forearm, or the distance between the three knuckles on each finger.
Drs. Boeyens and Thackeray’s research extends the golden ratio to the concept of space-time:
‘A convincing case for assuming a cosmic character of the golden ratio can be made based on the ubiquity of logarithmic spirals,’ the researchers write.
‘Spectacular examples include the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51), ammonites, the shape of Nautilus shells, Hurricane Katrina and the distribution of planets, moons, asteroids and rings in the solar system.’
‘The argument that this amazing consilience (self-similarity) arises from a common environmental constraint, which can only be an intrinsic feature of curved space-time, is compelling,’ they write.
‘The time has come to recognise that relativity and quantum theories can be integrated, and linked numerically to the value of a mathematical constant – whether in the context of space-time or biology’.
Some might think that the presence of the golden ratio in a tiny seashell as well as the solar system is a coincidence. Yet, perhaps there is more to learn from the beauty of such intelligent design that permeates so many things throughout the Universe. Similar to the cosmic connection we share with all living beings in the universe that emit an energetic vibration, the golden ratio may be another clue that brings us closer to understanding the that ties between our human existence and the cosmos.
Natural News (Relating this article to prayer...)
Physicist says human intention physically exists and can be copied to a machine
Monday, December 08, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The power of intentional thought and deliberate action is much greater than most people realize, and a Stanford University scientist claims to have accidentally come up with a way to bottle and store this intent for future use, even when the people who originally experienced it are not physically present.
This somewhat metaphysical concept was hatched by Dr. William Tiller, a former academic chair whose meditative ponderings led him to the unusual discovery that everything a person thinks about, plans or engages in with specific intent has vast power over the physical realm, often in ways that go unnoticed or that aren't fully understood.
After spending years focusing primarily on mainstream scientific concepts that tend towards mundanity, Dr. Tiller decided to delve deeper into the "crazy-seeming kind of stuff" that had piqued his interest, but that never gained much traction among his peers -- concepts like human psychic abilities and other forms of parapsychology that are often rejected by the establishment.
"There are thousands of people over the last 150 years who have done such remarkable things that are put in the category of parapsychology, which orthodox science has wanted to sweep under the rug, because the results are not internally consistent with their results," said Dr. Tiller.
"Anything that doesn't fit their kind of results and the methodology of getting those results, they think is crapola."
Intention Host Device can use stored human intent to heal people
Using a machine that was sent to him by mistake for another project, Dr. Tiller developed a device capable of both capturing and dispensing human intention, which he says is powerful enough to alter the pH level of water, for instance, or change levels of adenosine triphosphate (APT) production in fruit flies.
Humans, he says, are already capable of doing these very same things individually with natural intent. But capturing and storing this intent -- and compiling it along with other people's intent for an even greater impact -- is an entirely new concept that was made possible with the so-called "Intention Host Device" (IHD).
"I think of it as a divine mistake," stated Dr. Tiller to The Epoch Times when explaining how he came to develop his IHD.
In tests, Dr. Tiller says he was able to use his IHD to relieve depression and anxiety in several hundred people, enhance the skill sets and integration of 34 autistic children and wean 74 humans off self-judgment in favor of compassion for others. And all of these experiments involved people located far away from the machine in locations around the world.
'Empty' space contains vast amounts of energy that respond to human intent
The machine works because the apparently "empty" spaces seen by the human eye are actually not empty, but rather filled with particles that Dr. Tiller has dubbed deltrons. These deltrons are activated by human intention, he says, and they affect all of the objects and substances that we can see, including other people.
Even inside a single atom, the empty spaces between protons and electrons are actually filled with unseen energy that is exceptionally greater than the energy that is seen. This "vacuum" energy, as Dr. Tiller describes it, is orders of magnitude greater than all known sources of energy, and it is this vacuum energy that is directed by human intent.
"If you look at a 100-watt light bulb, it gives a bit of light, but not a lot of light," stated Dr. Tiller to The Epoch Times. "That's because the photons coming out of it destructively interfere with each other, and that cuts down the amount of light."
"But for the same number of photons coming out per unit time, if you could cohere them so that they... are in phase with each other, then the energy density or intensity coming out of the light bulb for the same number of photons per unit time would be greater than the surface of the sun."
The same is true for humans, says Dr. Tiller, who have great potential to become coherent, but they "just need to develop it."
Mossad training ISIL terrorists: Putin aide
Alexander Prokhanov, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin
Sun Dec 7, 2014 8:29AM GMT
A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria, Press TV reports.
Alexander Prokhanov told Press TV that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership, adding that Israel’s military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.
Prokhanov said ISIL is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East.
"ISIL is a tool at the hands of the United States. They tell the Europeans that if we (the Americans) do not intervene, ISIL will cause you harm," he said, adding that Iran and Russia are the prime targets of the ISIL.
"They launched their first terror attack against us just a few days back in Chechnya," he said, stressing that the ISIL ideology has got nothing to do with the Islam practiced in Iran and some other Muslim countries in the Middle East region.
Prokhanov said the United States and Israel are one and the same when it comes to supporting a terror organization like the ISIL.
The ISIL terrorist group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq, have been committing heinous crimes against people of both Arab states.
On the issue of Western sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Prokhanov said President Putin is not going to give in to pressure.
He said sanctions will only make Russians more resilient.
Prokhanov also said the US and its allies are using sanctions to make life hard for average Russians and alienate them from Putin.
He said, however, that the sanctions have so far made Putin ever more popular in Russia.
In recent months, the Western states have imposed sanctions on Russia, including on its financial and energy sectors, putting a number of Russian nationals close to President Putin on a sanctions list.
In a tit-for-tat measure, Moscow also imposed year-long food bans on the United States, the EU, Australia, Canada and Norway in August.
The West accuses Moscow of having a hand in the crisis in eastern Ukraine, which erupted when Kiev launched military operations in April to silence pro-Russia protests. However, the Kremlin denies the accusation.
Middle East on the brink again: Palestinian minister dies after being tear gassed and hit in the chest with a rifle butt by an Israeli soldier at West Bank protest
Ziad Abu Ain died shortly after the incident near the village of Turmus Aya
He collapsed clutching his chest after he was struck
Abu Ain was protesting against land confiscations when clashes erupted
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the attack barbaric
By TED THORNHILL and HENRY AUSTIN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 06:07 EST, 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 03:21 EST, 11 December 2014
Israel and the Palestinians were on the brink again today after a Fatah cabinet minister died shortly after an altercation with the Israeli military during a West Bank protest.
Ziad Abu Ain was hit in the chest with a rifle butt and grabbed by soldiers, who also fired tear gas at the demonstrators, witnesses said.
Shortly after the attack, the 55-year-old minister without portfolio began to look faint and fell to the ground clasping his chest, according to people at the scene. He died on the way to hospital.
His death was condemned by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who described the attack as 'a barbaric act which we cannot be silent about or accept.'
Ziad Abu Ain joined dozens of protesters carrying olive tree saplings during a protest against land confiscations by Israeli settlers near the village of Turmus Aya
Announcing three days of national mourning, the Palestinian leader added that he would take 'necessary steps' after an investigation.
The Israeli military said it is looking into the incident and had no immediate comment, while the Arabic language spokesman for the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said the circumstances leading to the death of the minister were being investigated.
The incident began with a march by several dozen Palestinians who headed to agricultural land near the village of Turmus Aya to plant olive tree saplings, said one of the participants, Mahmoud Aloul, a senior member of president Abbas' Fatah movement.
The land belongs to Turmus Aya, but is close to an Israeli settlement and mostly off limits to the village's farmers, he added.
As the approached the area Abu Ain's assistant, Kamal Abu Sassaka, Israeli soldiers began firing tear gas and stun grenades at the group.
Abu Sassaka added that his boss tried to explain to an Israeli officer that the protest was peaceful, but he was told they could not proceed.
Pushing and shoving ensued between the marchers and soldiers, before tear gas was fired towards the legs of the Palestinians, he said, before one soldier hit Abu Ain in the chest with his rifle butt.
The account confirmed by other witnesses, according to Reuters.
After he collapsed shortly afterwards, Abu Sassaka said Abu Ain was given first aid by a soldier before being taken to the village clinic and from there by ambulance to Ramallah Hospital. He didn't make it.
Abu Ain headed a Palestinian Authority department dealing with Israeli settlements and the Israeli separation barrier and was a vocal opponent of Israel's settlement building in the West Bank.
The continued growth of big Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem remains a sort point for many Palestinians, who feel that their land is slowly being taken.
Convicted of killing two young Israelis in a bomb attack in 1979, he was released as part of a prisoner swap in 1985.
He had also served as the Palestinian deputy minister for prisoner affairs.
Osama Najar, a spokesman for the Palestinian Health Ministry, said the cause of death would be determined at an autopsy.
It follows months of violent unrest in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Israeli-occupied West Bank as tensions in the region continue to simmer around boiling point.
Palestinian assailants have killed 10 Israelis and foreign visitors in just three months while more than a dozen Palestinians, including two who carried out those attacks, have died.
Recriminations continue from both sides following the seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip earlier this year.
A combination of Israeli bombardment, Palestinian rocket attacks and ground fighting claimed 2,200 lives, the vast majority of them Gazans, according to UN figures. Thousands more were left homeless.
An attempt by the Americans to revive a peace process failed, despite energetic diplomacy missions from the US Secretary of State John Kerry.While president Abbas has said many times he is against the use of violence, his Islamist rivals Hamas have gone to war three times in the last five years.
CIA torture report: These depravities are not going to infuriate the Muslim world – they've been enraged about them for years
It's the Western response that the torturers really fear, which is why the CIA has been so intent on misleading us
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Up to the end, they wanted to keep it secret.
And the vicious psychopaths and sadists that ran the CIA’s torture centres “on our behalf” must be protected, even praised by the Bushies for keeping our civilisation safe. Their lies – to us as well as their victims – were all in the cause of freedom, so let’s have no more talk of Muslims standing on broken feet, bubbling through the mouth after 82 rounds of waterboarding or being fed hummus through the rectum.
And the Republicans and Bushies, sniffing how badly they come out of all this – of course the release of these vile tortures is “ideologically motivated”, just as they claim – now respond with an excuse that almost parallels the weapons-of-mass-destruction-al-Qaeda-links-to-Saddam-Niger-tubes tosh we were fed before we embarked on our slaughter in Iraq 11 years ago. In fact, it’s the same old rubbish they churned out before the obscene Abu Ghraib photos were published. “It will significantly endanger Americans around the world,” the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told us.
So we’ve locked up our embassies and put our people on red alert or purple alert or whatever infantile coding suffices to terrorise Americans and their friends, and we’ve concocted the lie – perhaps as poisonous as all the other CIA lies – that the Arab Muslim world will be really, really angry when they learn about the atrocities our chaps committed in the cause of freedom, liberty and the West. That’s what they said about the Abu Ghraib snapshots – these Arab chappies are going to be awfully upset when they see the snapshots of piled human torsos and the guy in the hood strung up with electric wires. And they might be so angry that they might turn violent. Now, it’s the same again with the CIA report.
All nonsense. The CIA’s depravities are not going to infuriate the Muslim world – because the Muslim world has been enraged about these crimes for years. They were the victims, for heaven’s sake. They were the witnesses. They knew the truth long before our masters admitted the truth to us. These poor men – and women, if we include the female victims of rape at Abu Ghraib, whose pictures we were never allowed to see – came home, most of them, years ago, and told their families and friends all about the iniquities we inflicted upon them. Theirs was the only testament that counted. It was true.
The fear of our masters – of the Pentagon, the Bushies, the CIA – is not that the Arabs will be shocked by these revelations. Their anxiety is that we will be so ashamed at what they have done in our name that we will consider them war criminals (which, of course, they are) and perhaps lock them up in – and here, I love the American phrase for prison – “a correctional institution”. Indeed, some may argue that many of these criminal men (and, alas, women) need psychological help to “deradicalise” them. For yes, while we waffle on and on about the “radicalisation” of our young people who go to join the criminals of Isis, we pay no attention to the equally frightful “radicalisation” of the thugs and misfits (or perhaps not misfits at all) in the CIA – and the smarmy acceptance of their methods by our own security services, in so far as they accepted information gained under torture – who were “radicalised” (oddly, the word makes more sense in this context) by the desire to inflict suffering in the torture chambers of the state.
Yes, it is our fury and surprise and anger at these revelations which leads the Republicans – thankfully, not all of them – to denounce the CIA report, even though it is a highly censored version of the original, just as the Abu Ghraib photos were a highly censored collection of the pictures that were available. It is we who are saying: Did we do this? Did our public servants perform these acts in the torture chambers? In our name?
But we should have realised all this when Dick Cheney started talking of the “dark side”, when the CIA denied those black prisons in Poland and Romania, when the first detainees came home and told us of their suffering. It was all “propaganda”. I remember our masters reassuring us that this was Baathist propaganda or rebel propaganda or terrorist propaganda or Islamist propaganda – the British used the same stuff (IRA or terrorist propaganda) when they were in conflict in Northern Ireland. So did the French in Algeria. And the moment you allow the sleek young men of the CIA – actively encouraged by the most recent American television serials promoting brutality and assassination – to torture against “terror”, you’re in the same basket as the bad guys. We are the bad guys, too. That’s what the US Senate Intelligence Committee report told us this week.
As for poor old Obama, well, you can read his own statement any way you like. “I will continue to use my authority as President to make sure we never resort to those methods again.” Just like he was going to close Guantanamo forever. Just like he’s using more drones than the Bushies ever contemplated sending against their enemies – and civilians. Well, at least we’re not as bad as Isis. We don’t cut throats or enslave women (although the rapes at Abu Ghraib come a close second). As a former British Prime Minister used to remind us when the mass graves were filling up in Iraq, at least we’re not as bad as Saddam.
Some moral compass that!
Congress Passes Bill Granting “Unlimited Access to Communications of Every American”
Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:43
As reported at Red Flag News August 13th 2013, Barack Obama claimed that Congress knew about the lengths to which the National Security Agency was going in spying on American citizens. He also said they have oversight of the NSA spy programs, saying that they are “subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional debate.”
Once again another lie. There seems to be no stopping this administration when it comes to the crimes they commit against the constitution and on the American people’s rights.
According to Congressman Justin Amash, Congress just passed a bill, (Dec 11th 2014) which grants the government and law enforcement “unlimited access to the communications of every American”.
When the Michigan lawmaker discovered that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 had been amended with a provision that authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of all communications data from U.S. citizens, he desperately attempted to organize a roll call vote on the bill.
However, the legislation was passed yesterday 325-100 via a voice vote, a green light for what Amash describes as “one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative”.
The bill allows the private communications of Americans to be scooped up without a court order and then transferred to law enforcement for criminal investigations.
The legislation effectively codifies and legalizes mass warrantless NSA surveillance on the American people, with barely a whimper of debate.
Exorcists Warn Against Buying Ouija Boards
Posted on December 10, 2014 by Ida Lawrence
Author: Allison Bray
Exorcists and paranormal investigators are urging people not to buy the occult board game Ouija as gifts unless they want to invite demonic forces into their homes this Christmas.
The warning comes as Google predicted that the modern version of the Victorian-era ‘spirit boards’ will be a sell-out this Christmas.
The search engine company has confirmed the game, purportedly used to contact the dead through spelled-out messages, is one of the top trending gifts on its price comparison list this year following the release of the Ouija horror film last month.
While critics largely panned the film as cliched and horror-free, a Catholic priest based in Dublin who specialises in the occult, warned that messing around with the real thing can be horrifying,
“It’s easy to open up evil spirits but it’s very hard to get rid of them,” the Vincentian priest and exorcist, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Sunday Independent.
“People, especially young people and teenagers who are likely to experiment with Ouija boards on a whim, can be very naive in thinking that they are only contacting the departed souls of loved-ones when they attempt to communicate with the dead using the boards.
“It’s like going to some parts of Africa and saying I’m personally immune to Ebola. But it does leave people open to all kinds of spiritual dangers. People don’t intend any spiritual harm by it, but we live in a spiritual realm and you have no way to control what may impinge on you.”
The exorcist said evil spirits, and even demons, will masquerade as departed loved ones as a means of gaining possession and, as a result, “people don’t realise they can get infected”.
Lord of the Rings 'Eye of Sauron' installation in Moscow condemned by Orthodox Church
A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman warned that the installation, to be affixed to a skyscraper in Moscow, may have dire repercussions for the city
The Eye of Sauron is a giant flaming eye controlled by the “dark lord” Sauron, which allows him to watch anyone who puts on the Ring
By Patrick Smith and AP
9:30AM GMT 10 Dec 2014
The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modelled on the all-seeing evil eye at the centre of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novels.
Russian art-group Svechenie plan to affix a real-life "Eye of Sauron" to the 21st floor of a skyscraper this week to coincide with the release of the final part of Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation of The Hobbit.
“This is a demonic symbol,” the Russian Orthodox Church’s head of public affairs, Vsevolod Chaplin, told Govorit Moskva radio station.
“Such a symbol of the triumph of evil is rising up over the city, becoming practically the highest object in the city. Is that good or bad? I’m afraid it’s more likely bad. Just don’t be surprised later if something goes wrong with the city.”
In The Hobbit and also in Tolkien’s subsequent trilogy, Lord of the Rings, the Eye of Sauron is a giant flaming eye controlled by the “dark lord” Sauron, which allows him to watch anyone who puts on the fateful, power-giving ring at the novels’ centre.
The installation is planned as a 1 metre (3.3 foot) sphere on top of a 21-storey building, with a light show projected from behind to create a 3-D effect, said Polina Murova, a spokeswoman for the property company behind the stunt.
The eye is due to be switched on tomorrow evening (December 11) and will remain lit for seven hours, the property company that owns the tower, Hals Development, announced.
Murova insisted the project was “not a promotion” for the film and that the designers were simply fans who had approached the company with the idea.
Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final instalment of his three-part version of Tolkien’s book, stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.
A PROPHETIC WARNING FOR AMERICA 2015: THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF REALTY
By Paul McGuire December 8, 2014 NewsWithViews.com
Mankind has been in a multi-dimensional battle of epic proportions since the beginning of time. This is a battle that transcends economics, geographic territory and natural resources; this is a battle for the future of reality. The series of crisis chaos events, such as the Russia, Ukraine, U.S., EU, NATO conflict, the ISIS terrorist attacks, the plan of the BRICs nations to topple the dollar with a competing world currency, the establishment of a global surveillance state, freak weather patterns, Artificial Intelligence, Transhumanism, Ebola-like pandemics and a spectrum of geopolitical conflicts are simply manufactured events designed to reconfigure reality.
The holographic nature of reality and the history of this battle for reality is not taught in our educational systems and many people whom society considers to be members of the elite have no actual knowledge of this reality because they have received compartmentalized and managerial class educations that prevent them from accessing what could be called “hidden history.”
There are those people in human history such as Moses, Nimrod, the Pharaohs, Pythagoras, King David, King Solomon, Jesus Christ, the Apostles, Plato, Sir Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, H.G. Wells, Nicola Tesla, and those rare philosophers, scientists, Illumined ones, and the true prophets who are fully aware of the multi-dimensional nature of reality along with its history. These are the things hidden from most CEOs, Prime Ministers, Presidents, religious leaders, scientists, and most of those in the media and cultural elite, but not all.
For example, the philosopher Plato wrote extensively about the supposedly legendary civilization of Atlantis that was ruled by 10 philosopher or god-kings. The reality is that Atlantis was a super-civilization that existed before the Great Flood, or what the Bible calls the Flood of Noah. In pre-history,there are countless accounts that have been passed on through various religions including the Bible and the Book of Enoch about highly advanced beings descending on places like Mount Hermon and interbreeding with human women. These accounts, which are found in the ancient Nordic legends, speak of an advanced civilization coming from the stars, breeding with human women, and then retreating to a massive underground world at the NorthPole called Hyperborea. Adolph Hitler and the occult societies behind the Nazis believed these legends. Two of the occult societies, Thule and Vril, were named from these Nordic legends. Thule was a mythological island like Atlantis and Vril referred to an energy force generated by a “sun” called Vril, located inside the hollow Earth.
All of the things happening on a global level were planned by an elite using a Scientific Dictatorship to reconfigure reality. In his excellent article, “Manipulating Matter: The Scientific Dictatorship as a a Project in the Reconfiguration of Reality,” by Phillip D. Collins, the author writes about Aldous Huxley, the Scientific Dictatorship, H.G. Wells, and the Technocracy. Mark Pesce, co-inventor of Virtual Reality Modeling Language, writes “The enduring archetype of techne within the pre-Modern era is magic, of an environment that conforms to the will of being.” (Pesce 1977) The Greek word techne which is the root word from which Technocracy comes from, is associated with the word Craft and has to do with the bending or re-configuring of reality. The word Technology is derived from techne and the endgame of this Scientific Elite, who at the highest levels understand that true magic, science, and technology are the same, are employing nanotechnology to reconfigure reality into the New World Order conceived of by Francis Bacon, Plato and others.
The British Royal Society, eventually became a scientific society that had elite members who were deeply involved in occult practices. In other words, they merged science and the occult. They helped set up many prestigious scientific institutes at the Stanford Research Institute, Harvard, and MIT. This is why in conjunction with the British Tavistock Institute, which launched the sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll counter culture of the 1960s using scientific mind control that flowed from the occult, the LSD prophet Timothy Leary came from Harvard and Ken Kesey mass distributed LSD through the rock group the Grateful Dead after being turned on to LSD by the U.S. government at Stanford. The Scientific Elite re-configured the reality of American culture. It was a mass MK ULTRA and pyschotronic assault on Christian America. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, and a member of the cult of Isis in Britain, as far back as the 1930s was introducing the Hollywood elite to Eastern mysticism and the psychedelic drug mescaline. In the 1960s Timothy Leary was implementing the teachings of the Great Satanist, Aleister Crowley and the teachings of the Egyptian Book of the Dead to an entire generation of young Americans in what was falsely perceived as a spontaneous youth rebellion. The reality was that the entire counter culture, which changed the future of America forever, came out of the secret and scientific mind control labs that flowed from the exodus of Nazi mind control and rocket scientists into America through Operation Paperclip. These were high-level scientists like Wernher von Braun, the father of NASA, who was a mind control scientist, a member of occult societies, and a rocket scientist. Britain’s mind control laboratory, the Tavistock Institute, was also involved in what an unlikely whistleblower named L. Ron Hubbard, science fiction author and founder of Scientology, exposed publicly as scientific brainwashing using pain, drugs, and hypnosis.
The looming possibility of World War III, which would involve conflict with groups like ISIS, militant Islam, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, America, and the EU was planned long in advance by people like Bertrand Russell, H.G. Wells and Freemason leader General Albert Pike, who in 1871 had a vision of three great world wars which included World War III. According to Pike, World War III would involve Israel and militant Islam, which would provoke a social cataclysm that would destroy both Christianity and atheism, which would cause a manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer and a One World Order.
Bertrand Russell believed that science would establish the “empire of the human mind over matter.” Russell continued, “Knowledge ceases to be a mental mirror of the universe and becomes merely a practical tool in the manipulation of matter.” (Russell, pp. 13-15, 1947) What Russell is explaining is that the Scientific Elite are using knowledge and science to reconfigure reality. The endgame is creating a New World Order, which is a counterfeit Eden without God. Among the Scientific Elite, at the highest levels science, technology, and magic are the same. This is why Sir Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author of books like 2001: A Space Odyssey, said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The battle for the future of reality is well underway. Through the use of nanotechnology a World Brain is being constructed,and among the lower echelons of Mankind all individualism will disappear into a collective Hive Mind. This concept of the individual dying and simply becoming part of the Collective, where the means justify the ends, was part of the Communist Revolution. But, 99% of those who promote the Communist Revolution fail to understand that 1% still exists and they will retain their power, wealth and individuality! Communism, Fascism and National Socialism have always been tools of the elite to strip the masses of their wealth and power and enslave them.
The enslavement that is coming is far beyond the slavery of the ancient Israelites under Pharaoh or the African slaves brought to America. The new slavery will feature a microchip implant, which will allow a computer to read your mind and totally control you. With the advent of what is termed the Singularity, computers, robots and androids with artificial intelligence will reach a tipping point where they become smarter than Man and are capable of ruling over us. What happens when a massive computer network linking the World Brainand Mankind is taken over by Artificial Intelligence? Then what happens when this Artificial Intelligence is taken over by a superior interdimensional intelligence?
In the Biblical account of Adam and Eve being given the supernatural power to rule over the Earth you have Mankind living in freedom and being given the power to reconfigure reality in synchronization with the Creator. Adam and Eve did not disappear as individual personalities and merge into a collective Hive Mind, ruled by a World Brain, but retained their supernatural authority as rulers of Planet Earth up until the time they chose to sever their oneness with the Creator by rejecting His Word. At that point, the death force entered Adam and Eve, and the holographic reality, which a Paradise was generated by their rulership as they walked in oneness with the life force of the Creator began to rapidly degrade on all levels. It was as if somebody unplugged an MP3 player and the music stopped.
An interdimensional being called Lucifer, the same being who is exalted by the invisible elite ruling our planet today, began to reconfigure all of reality, including Mankind according to his consciousness. The world we see today is a holographic projection of a Luciferian reality in which one of the central features is the slavery of Man.
When we discuss the battle for the future of reality, this implies there is conflict between two fundamentally different ideas for reality and these ideas of consciousness create the reality all around us, which is a holographic projection. The competing idea comes from the mind of the Creator and was expressed in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve. The central feature of this holographic reality is love and not slavery.
Tragically, throughout Mankind’s history, reality has been configured to create an on-going slave system ruled by a Scientific or Occult Elite. Ancient Egypt, ruled by Pharaoh, enslaved the ancient Hebrews, until a Deliverer named Moses came with a new programming code called the “Ten Commandments,” which said things like “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This was revolutionary because if you love your neighbor, you don’t enslave your neighbor.
Individuals downloaded with the power to reconfigure reality have appeared at regular intervals throughout human history. Jesus Christ was born according to the Biblical account from the DNA of God, who resides outside of the dimensions of space and time, and the DNA of Mary. It is important to remember that according the Genesis account of Creation, Adam and Eve were born with the supernatural coding or DNA of God.
Among the many teachings of Jesus Christ was the concept of a divine reboot, which could reconfigure Humanity and reality. Using scientific and technological terms Jesus Christ returned the supernatural power given to Adam and Eve to rule over and configure the reality of Planet Earth in synchronization with the Creator. The technology He used was the Word of God and a power from an extra dimensional source, which was given to His followers (not to be confused with what is known as the Christian Church in America), a “power from on high.”
For the most part on Planet Earth, reality is being reconfigured according to the Luciferian program and that is why the Earth accelerating downward into chaos. Reality is being reconfigured at lightning speed here in America, with an emerging holographic projection that has horrific implications.
When America was founded, an obscure minister whose name was Jonathan Edwards began to communicate a message which synchronized its hearers to that power from another dimension. This triggered a download of this power at such proportions that what was termed a “Great Awakening” occurred which reconfigured reality at the founding of America. For example, in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are terms like “Nature’s God,” “certain inalienable rights,” and freedoms of speech, the press and religion. It also inspired our form of government with the three branches of government and the separation of powers that, when adhered to, provide a safeguard from any one branch of government usurping the authority of other branches.
America is now in the final stages of the battle for reality and once that reality has been reconfigured there will be no turning back. One of the primary intended safeguards against a dark holographic reality was supposed to be a supernatural institution known as the Body of Christ, or what termed the Church. However, with some exceptions much of the Church in America is devoid of the extra dimensional energy or power that was intended to make it come alive. When that power is absent the Church becomes a very ugly and distorted institution that most thinking people want nothing to do with. In addition, it no longer has the power to reconfigure reality because it is severed from its power source because it is removed from its operating code or the Word of God.
A church that is disconnected from its operating code is operating on largely faulty programming. The idea that Christians are simply to be witnesses or passive observers in this final battle for reality is in complete contradiction to the original code given to Adam and Eve in Eden. The Church is to be an active participant in the last days or the end of the age. Its central mandate or operating code is to access power from on high and use it to reconfigure reality. Race riots, economic chaos, food shortages, societal break down, and the race to totalitarianism are the result of one kind of holographic reality. The Church is supposed to be reconfiguring a completely different kind of reality.
What is necessary is a higher percentage of people who know how to access power from on high and use it to reconfigure reality according to the extra dimensional coding of Heaven. Thus the term “The kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” There are spiritual terms for this such as intercessory prayer. On December 11, 2014 in Studio City, California, I am holding a “Chaos & Supernatural Deliverance: Prophetic Warning 2015” meeting which is free. If you would like more information you can get it at
At the meeting I will be discussing how it is possible to reconfigure reality in America through the creation of holographic reality using power from another dimension and then leading an exercise in it. I will incorporate what could be termed Biblical theology with Quantum Physics and an understanding of the dynamics of reconfiguring reality. I go into further detail about his in my new book, “Mass Event.”
“Talking Turkey” and Gas Pipelines: Putin’s Groundbreaking Deal with Turkish President Erdogan
Putin Gobsmacks Obama and Euro-Leaders with Surprise Gas Deal
By Mike Whitney
Global Research, December 07, 2014
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin clinched a groundbreaking deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that will strengthen economic ties between the two nations and make Turkey the major hub for Russian gas in the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Russia will pump additional natural gas to locations in central Turkey and to a “hub at the Turkish-Greek border” which will eventually provide Putin with backdoor access to the lucrative EU market, although Turkey will serve as the critical intermediary. The move creates a de facto Russo-Turkey alliance that could shift the regional balance of power decisively in Moscow’s favor, thus creating another formidable hurtle for Washington’s “pivot to Asia” strategy. While the media is characterizing the change in plans (Putin has abandoned the South Stream pipeline project that would have transported gas to southern Europe) as a “diplomatic defeat” for Russia, the opposite appears to be the case. Putin has once again outmaneuvered the US on both the energy and geopolitical fronts adding to his long list of policy triumphs. Here’s a brief summary from Andrew Korybko at Sputnik News:
“Russia has abandoned the troubled South Stream project and will now be building its replacement with Turkey. This monumental decision signals that Ankara has made its choice to reject Euro-Atlanticsm and embrace Eurasian integration.
In what may possibly be the biggest move towards multipolarity thus far,..Turkey, has done away with its former Euro-Atlantic ambitions. A year ago, none of this would have been foreseeable, but the absolute failure of the US’ Mideast policy and the EU’s energy one made this stunning reversal possible in under a year. Turkey is still anticipated to have some privileged relations with the West, but the entire nature of the relationship has forever changed as the country officially engages in pragmatic multipolarity.
Turkey’s leadership made a major move by sealing such a colossal deal with Russia in such a sensitive political environment, and the old friendship can never be restored…The reverberations are truly global.” (“Cold Turkey: Ankara Buckles Against Western Pressure, Turns to Russia”, Sputnik News)
Korybko seems to be alone in grasping the magnitude of what happened in Ankara on Monday, although –judging by the Obama administration’s silence on the topic–the gravity of the transaction is beginning to sink in. Grandmaster Vlad’s latest move has caught US powerbrokers flat-footed and left them speechless. This is a scenario that no one had anticipated and, if it’s not handled correctly, could turn out to be a real nightmare. Here’s more on Monday’s press conference from Russia Today:
“Putin said that Russia is ready to build a new pipeline to meet Turkey’s growing gas demand, which may include a special hub on the Turkish-Greek border for customers in southern Europe.
For now, the supply of Russian gas to Turkey will be raised by 3 billion cubic meters via the already operating Blue Stream pipeline…Moscow will also reduce the gas price for Turkish customers by 6 percent from January 1, 2015, Putin said.
“We are ready to further reduce gas prices along with the implementation of our joint large-scale projects,” he added.”
How can this happen? How can Putin waltz into Ankara, scribble his name on a few sheets of paper, and abscond with a key US ally right under Washington’s nose? Isn’t there anyone at the White House who’s smart enough to anticipate a scenario like this or have they all been replaced with warmongering ding-dongs like Susan Rice and Samantha Powers?
The Obama administration has been doing everything in its power to control the flow of gas from east to west and to undermine Russian-EU economic integration. Now it looks like the nimble Putin has found a way to avoid the economic sanctions, avoid US coercion and blackmail (which was used on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Serbia), and avoid Washington’s endless belligerence and hostility, and achieve his objectives at the same time. But– then again– isn’t that what you’d expect from a level-headed martial arts pro like Putin?
“I won’t beat you,” says Bad Vlad. “I’ll let you to beat yourself.”
And, so he has. Just ask the befuddled Obama who has yet to prevail in any of his encounters with Putin.
But why the silence? Why hasn’t the White House issued a statement about the big Russian-Turkey gas deal that everyone’s talking about?
I’ll tell you why. It’s because they don’t know what the hell just hit them, that’s why. They were completely blindsided by the announcement and can’t quite figure out what it means for the issues that are on the very top of their foreign policy agenda, like the pivot to Asia, or the wars in Syria and Ukraine, or the much-ballyhooed gas pipeline from Qatar to the EU, that was supposed to transit– you guessed it– Turkey. Is that plan still in the works or has the Putin-Erdogan alliance put the kibosh on that gem too? Let’s face it, Putin has really knocked it out of the park this time. Team Obama is clearly out of its league and has no idea of what’s going on. If Turkey turns eastward and joins the growing Russian bloc, US policymakers are going to have to scrap the better part of their strategic plans for the coming century and go back to Square 1. What a headache.
There’s a good article in Wednesday’s New York Times that summarizes Washington’s ambivalence towards South Stream perfectly. Here’s an excerpt:
“Moscow has long presented the project, proposed in 2007, as making good business sense because it would provide a new route for Russian gas to reach Europe. Washington and Brussels have opposed the project on the grounds that it was a vehicle for cementing Russian influence over southern Europe and for bypassing Ukraine, whose price disputes with Gazprom twice interrupted supplies to Europe in recent years.”
Putin’s Surprise Call to Scrap South Stream Gas Pipeline Leaves Europe Reeling”, New York Times)
This has been the argument from the get-go, that selling gas to people in the EU somehow strengthens Putin’s maniacal grip on the continent. What a joke. Would you, dear reader, be willing turn off the heat, tear up your energy bill, and freeze to death in the dark to prove to your gas company that you’re not willing to capitulate to their tyrannical rule?
Of course not, because the idea is ridiculous. Just like blocking South Stream is ridiculous. Putin is selling gas, not tyranny. He doesn’t want people clicking their heels and goosestepping to work. That’s just propaganda from the people in the oil industry who lost the competition for supplying fuel to the EU. Call it sour grapes if you want, because that’s what it is. Their pipeline failed, (Nabucco) and Putin’s won. End of story. It’s called capitalism. Deal with it.
And here’s another thing: The countries that South Stream would have served, do not have a back-up supplier to meet their growing gas needs. So by following Washington’s lead, they’ve basically shot themselves in the foot. Analysts figure that any replacement for Russian gas will probably be 30 percent more expensive then they would have paid Gazprom.
Hurrah for the US! Hurrah for stupidity!
The US has been determined to sabotage South Stream from the very beginning, mainly because Washington wants its corporations and banks to control the flow of gas to the EU market through privately-owned pipelines in Ukraine. That way they can rake in bigger profits for their moneybags shareholders. Without going into too much detail about the various methods the US has used to torpedo the project, there’s one story that’s worth a look. This is from Zero Hedge:
“…two months before the Ukraine government was overthrown the prime minister of Bulgaria, Plamen Oresharski, ordered a halt to work on the South Stream on the recommendation of the EU. The decision was announced after his talks with US senators.
“At this time there is a request from the European Commission, after which we’ve suspended the current works, I ordered it,” Oresharski told journalists after meeting with John McCain, Chris Murphy and Ron Johnson during their visit to Bulgaria on Sunday. “Further proceedings will be decided after additional consultations with Brussels.”
At the time McCain, commenting on the situation, said that “Bulgaria should solve the South Stream problems in collaboration with European colleagues,” adding that in the current situation they would want “less Russian involvement” in the project.
“America has decided that it wants to put itself in a position where it excludes anybody it doesn’t like from countries where it thinks it might have an interest, and there is no economic rationality in this at all,” (said) Ben Aris, editor of Business New Europe told RT.” (“Europe Gives Bulgaria A Bank System Lifeline As Battle Over “South Stream” Pipeline Heats Up”, Zero Hedge)
Let me get this straight: Madman McCain strolls into town and immediately starts ordering people around telling them he wants “less Russian involvement”, and that’s enough to bring South Stream to a screeching halt? Is that what you’re telling me?
Yep. Sure sounds like it.
Does that help you see what’s really going here? This isn’t about Putin. It’s about gas, and who’s going to profit from that gas, and in whose currency that gas will be denominated. That’s what it’s about. The rest of the nonsense about “Russian involvement” or terrorism or human rights or national sovereignty is just gibberish. The people who run this country (like McCain), don’t care about that kind of stuff. What they care about is money; money and power. That’s it.
So what are they going to do now? How are the big powerboys in Washington going to express their rage over this new threat created by Putin and Erdogan?
It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out, after all, we’ve seen it a million times before.
They’re going to go after Erdogan hammer and tongs. That’s what they always do, isn’t it?
The only reason they haven’t started in already is because they’re getting their propaganda ducks in a row, which usually takes a day or two. But as soon as that’s taken care of, they’ll start dismantling old Recep one excruciating headline at a time. Erdogan is going to be the new Hitler and the greatest threat to humanity the world has ever seen. You can bet on it.
Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds thinks that Washington has had-it-in for Erdogan a long time now, dating back to a dust up he had with the CIA a few years back. In any event, she gives a pretty good account of what we can expect now that Erdogan is on Washington’s enemies list. Here’s a clip from her post at Boiling Frogs:
“We all know what happens to those puppets when they end up in a rift with the CIA. Don’t we? The rift always brings expiration. Once a puppet is considered expired, then lo and behold, all of a sudden, the reversal branding and marketing begins: All old skeletons are dug out of the deep closets and leaked to the media. His previously overlooked human rights violations are looked at and scrutinized under a microscope. The terrorist card is brought into the equation. And the list goes on…
… All Empire-installed puppets and regimes must commit to the Empire’s commandments….Thou shall not violate the Imperial commandments. Because if you do, thou shall be disgraced, exposed, uninstalled, and may even be given death. All you have to do is look at the past century’s history. See what happens when an installed puppet gets too confident and inflicted with hubris, and ignores one or more commandments. This is when they are reborn as dictators, despots, torturers, and yes, terrorists. This is when their backyards get dug up to find a few grams of weapons of mass destruction.”…
No matter how we look at it Erdogan’s days are numbered … Anyone who ever dares to be this reckless will be punished and made an example for all other installed-puppets…” (“Turkish PM Erdogan: The Speedy Transformation of an Imperial Puppet”, BFP)
So there it is. That’s what you can expect by the end of the week when the media starts their full-throttle demonizing of Erdogan, the man who dared to act independently and put the interests of his own people above those of the Washington mob bosses. As anyone who’s followed US foreign policy for the last 60 years will tell you; that’s a big no-no.
"Turk Stream": Huge Win for Turkey - Big Win For Russia - Historic Loss for EU
EU's obstruction of South Stream blew black in its face
Russia gets more gas infrastructure regardless
Turkey won't pass a chance to benefit from Eurasian ties
December 5, 2014
Keyword is 'national interest'
So the EU “defeated” Putin by forcing him to cancel the South Stream pipeline. Thus ruled Western corporate media.
Facts on the ground spell otherwise. This “Pipelineistan” gambit will continue to send massive geopolitical shockwaves all across Eurasia for quite some time.
In a nutshell, a few years ago Russia devised Nord Stream – fully operational – and South Stream – still a project – to bypass unreliable Ukraine as a gas transit nation.
Now Russia devised a new deal with Turkey to bypass the “non-constructive” (Putin’s words) approach of the European Commission (EC).
Background is essential to understand the current game.
Five years ago I was following in detail Pipelineistan’s ultimate opera – the war between rival pipelines South Stream and Nabucco.
Nabucco eventually became road kill. South Stream may eventually resurrect, but only if the EC comes to its senses (don’t bet on it.)
The 3,600 kilometer long South Stream should be in place by 2016, branching out to Austria and the Balkans/Italy. Gazprom owns 50 percent of it - along with Italy’s ENI (20 percent), French EDF (15 percent) and German Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF (15 percent).
As it stands these European energy majors are not exactly beaming – to say the least. For months Gazprom and the EC were haggling about a solution. But in the end Brussels predictably succumbed to its own.
Russia still gets to build a pipeline under the Black Sea – but now redirected to Turkey and, crucially, pumping the same amount of gas South Stream would. Not to mention Russia gets to build a new LNG (liquefied natural gas) central hub in the Mediterranean. Thus Gazprom has not spent $5 billion in vain (finance, engineering costs).
The redirection makes total business sense. Turkey is Gazprom’s second biggest customer after Germany. And much bigger than Bulgaria, Hungary, and Austria combined.
Russia also advances a unified gas distribution network capable of delivering natural gas from anywhere in Russia to any hub alongside Russia’s borders.
And as if it was needed, Russia gets yet another graphic proof that its real growth market in the future is Asia, especially China – not a fearful, stagnated, austerity-devastated, politically paralyzed EU.
The evolving Russia-China strategic partnership implies Russia as complementary to China, excelling in major infrastructure projects from building dams to laying out pipelines. This is business with a sharp geopolitical reach – not ideology-drenched politics.
Turkey also made a killing. It’s not only the deal with Gazprom; Moscow will build no less than Turkey’s entire nuclear industry, apart from increased soft power interaction (more trade and tourism).
Most of all, Turkey is now increasingly on the verge of becoming a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO); Moscow is actively lobbying for it.
This means Turkey acceding to a privileged position as a major hub simultaneously in the Eurasian Economic Belt and of course the Chinese New Silk Road(s).
The EU blocks Turkey? Turkey looks east. That’s Eurasian integration on the move.
Washington has tried very hard to create a New Berlin Wall from the Baltics to the Black Sea to “isolate” Russia. Now comes yet another Putin judo/chess/go counterpunch – which the opponent never saw coming. And exactly across the Black Sea.
A key Turkish strategic imperative is to configure itself as the indispensable energy crossroads from East to West – transiting everything from Iraqi oil to Caspian Sea gas. Oil from Azerbaijan already transits Turkey via the Bill Clinton/Zbig Brzezinski-propelled BTC (Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan) pipeline.
Turkey would also be the crossroads if a Trans-Caspian pipeline is ever built (slim chances as it stands), pumping natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan, then transported to Turkey and finally Europe.
So what Putin’s judo/chess/go counterpunch accomplished with a single move is to have stupid EU sanctions once again hurt the EU. The German economy is already hurting badly because of lost Russia business.
The EC brilliant “strategy” revolves around the EU’s so-called Third Energy Package, which requires that pipelines and the natural gas flowing inside them must be owned by separate companies.
The target of this package has always been Gazprom – which owns pipelines in many Central and Eastern European nations. And the target within the target has always been South Stream.
Now it’s up to Bulgaria and Hungary – which, by the way, have always fought the EC “strategy” – to explain the fiasco to their own populations, and to keep pressing Brussels; after all they are bound to lose a fortune, not to mention get no gas, with South Stream out of the picture.
So here’s the bottom line; Russia sells even more gas – to Turkey; and the EU, pressured by the US, is reduced to dancing like a bunch of headless chickens in dark Brussels corridors wondering what hit them. The Atlanticists are back to default mode – cooking up yet more sanctions while Russia is set to keep buying more and more gold.
Watch those spears
This is not the endgame – far from it. In the near future, many variables will intersect.
Ankara’s game may change – but that’s far from a given. President Erdogan – the Sultan of Constantinople – has certainly identified a rival Caliph, Ibrahim of ISIS/ISIL/Daesh fame, trying to steal his mojo.
Thus the Sultan may flirt with mollifying his neo-Ottoman dreams and steer Turkey back to its previously ditched “zero problems with our neighbors” foreign policy doctrine.
The House of Saud is like a camel in the Arctic. The House of Saud’s lethal game in Syria always boiled down to regime change so a Saudi-sponsored oil pipeline from Syria to Turkey might be built – dethroning the proposed, $10 billion Iran-Iraq-Syria “Islamic” pipeline.
Now the Saudis see Russia about to supply all of Turkey’s energy needs – and then some. And “Assad must go” still won’t go.
US neo-cons are also sharpening their spears. As soon as early 2015 there may be a Ukrainian Freedom Act approved by the US Congress. Translation: Ukraine as a “major US non-NATO ally” which means, in practice, a NATO annexation. Next step; more turbo-charged neo-con provocation of Russia.
A possible scenario is vassal/puppies such as Romania or Bulgaria – pressed by Washington – deciding to allow full access for NATO vessels into the Black Sea. Who cares this would violate the current Black Sea agreements that affect both Russia and Turkey?
And then there’s a Rumsfeldian “known unknown”; how the weak Balkans will feel subordinated to the whims of Ankara. As much as Brussels keeps Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia in a strait jacket, in energy terms they will start depending on Turkey’s goodwill.
For the moment, let’s appreciate the magnitude of the geopolitical shockwaves. There will be more, when we least expect them.
Why a Moscow meltdown could spread around the globe
Despite the relatively small size of the Russian economy, an economic crisis could still trigger problems worldwide
No one is sure how Russian President Vladimir Putin would respond to a full-blown economic crisis. Photograph: Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
Saturday 6 December 2014 19.05 EST
Russia matters. It mattered in 1998 when the shock waves from its debt default reverberated around the world. And it would matter again should the plunging oil price lead to economic collapse. That’s despite the fact that Russia is a massive land mass with a relatively small economy. It accounts for only 3% of global GDP and it is dominated by an energy sector that is responsible for 70% of exports.
To an extent, the structure of Russia’s economy should mitigate contagion risks. Lacking a modern manufacturing sector, it is not vital for global supply chains and, in theory, any other energy producer could make good the disruption to oil and gas supplies in the event of a deep and damaging recession.
But there are at least five ways in which a crisis for Russia could spread. Russia’s immediate problems have been caused by the sharp drop in the price of crude and it is not the only one to be suffering. Venezuela and Iran are finding it hard to cope with oil down at $70 a barrel. If Russia goes, it will be a case of: who’s next?
Second, Russia still has close economic links with eastern Europe, so a collapse would have serious consequences for countries such as Poland and an already imploding Ukraine. Western Europe, too, would be affected if for any reason gas supplies through Russia’s pipeline were cut off.
Third, confidence would be hit. Germany’s weak economic performance since the spring can, in part, be attributed to the gloomier economic mood. The slowdown in the rest of the eurozone has probably had a bigger impact on German activity but the tension between Moscow and Kiev has certainly not helped. Russia might be enough to tip Germany into recession, which in turn would be enough to ensure that the European Central Bank began a quantitative easing programme.
Fourth, nobody is quite sure how Vladimir Putin, pictured, would respond to the most challenging economic circumstances since 1998. Any confidence effects from an economic crisis would be exacerbated by the knowledge that Russia is controlled by a president able to make felt his country’s still considerable geo-political and military clout.
Finally, the assumption is that financial market exposure to Russia is relatively limited given that overseas banks had $209bn (£134bn) of loans to Russia when sanctions were imposed in March. On the face of it, western investors do not look all that vulnerable and have had time to get their money out. But that was also the assumption in 1998, when Barclays had to set aside £250m to cover its Russian losses. Financial trades are now so complex and leveraged, it is impossible to know for sure how big losses might be this time.
Nuclear Scientist: Fukushima an apocalyptic disaster that will haunt future generations; World now an experimental lab with humans as guinea pigs — Japan Gov’t Report: Fukushima is worse than 3/11 quake and tsunami
Excerpts from Op-Ed by Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., Chair of Dept. of Physics at Fordham University, Dec 4, 2014 (emphasis added):
The fraternity of nuclear scientists… create the impression… their extremely risky projects have been carefully thought out in every detail and are inspired by the spirit of greatest responsibility… A large section of the scientific community… believes [their accident simulations are] about as reliable as tomorrow’s weather forecast [and] that by building nuclear power plants in populated areas, the whole world becomes an experimental laboratory with human beings as guinea pigs.
There is always the possibility of a major disaster. The basic difference between nuclear and other industrial accidents lies in the long-range repercussions… one could forget about the havoc wrought, for example, by the explosion of a gas pipeline or the breaching of a dam… But an accident in a nuclear power plant, such as a reactor getting out of control, is capable of doing more than immediate harm. Examples of the deadly long-term effects of a reactor accident are Chernobyl and Fukushima [which] will linger on for ages to haunt the future generations. Among the survivors there will be many cases of permanent sterility, increase of genetic mutation in our progenies, and a shortened life span as a result of cancer and other radiogenic diseases.
[It's] irresponsible and misleading to suppress the consequences of radiation… [A]ttempts are made… to blind the people by equating nuclear accidents with more familiar hazards… an unlimited risk is falsely portrayed as a limited one and glossed over in a manner that is not only unconscionable, but also unpardonable. These deceptions are further camouflaged by the way in which they are presented to the public… the far-reaching consequences of lethal radiation are overly simplified. In the post-Chernobyl and post-Fukushima era, these… do not hold water.
Wars, plagues, famines and natural disasters were known as the four horsemen of the apocalypse… After Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear accidents can be added [as another] horseman of the apocalypse.
Critics describe nuclear reactor as one of the most dangerous technological beasts that mankind has devised and nuclear accident as “A Nuclear War without a War.”
The consequences can assume dimensions that do not take second place to the consequences of earthquake… and in a way actually exceeds them.
Olfactory engineering - How corporations control your thoughts, moods and actions through smell
Monday, December 08, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) It is a fact that smells affect the way we think and process information. Studies have shown that odors trigger all sorts of cognitive changes in humans, and can be used by corporations or the government to influence populations and even intentionally "zombify" people who don't fit the mold of accepted behavior and thought.
A 2011 study published in the journal Sensors is one such paper that explains how intentional odor exposure influences brain function, producing shifts in mood, thought, and understanding. Much like drugs, scents contain unique pharmacological properties that enter the bloodstream upon inhalation, where they eventually cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger cognitive changes.
Scents used to draw people to products, make them repeat buyers
The paper, while explaining how this fascinating process works, actually encourages the use of odors for such purposes. And you can be sure that this is already taking place since thousands, if not millions, of synthetic scents are being used by corporations right now to manipulate the public into buying their products, for instance.
The wafting essence of apple cider and pine trees during the Christmas season is one example of how a shopping mall, for example, might entice customers to visit more stores and purchase more things. Personal care products, air fresheners, laundry detergents, and many other consumer products also contain precisely formulated scents designed to keep customers coming back for more.
In these examples, scents are typically used to draw people in for the purpose of expanding corporate profits. But what about the idea of using scents as weapons, such as to inhibit critical thinking or depress a person's mood? Olfactory engineering is admittedly used for all sorts of nefarious purposes, and continues to be exploited in ways that most people don't even realize.
Olfactory engineering used to weaponize chemical triggers
Pheromones, for instance, which are chemical triggers naturally released by insects, animals, and people, can be used to alter things like hunger and sex drive. If weaponized, pheromones could be released for the purpose of drawing a group of people to one specific place for an ambush, for instance, or to create chaos in a particular location.
From a cognitive perspective, certain manufactured scents have been shown to induce negative emotions. Malodors, which may include many synthetic odors designed to mimic real ones, can affect mental performance on tasks like reading and arithmetic. Other scents can induce fatigue and brain fog, leading to sedation and in some cases indifference.
"Odors are being manipulated, as cues to persuade desired cognition, behaviors and moods," explains one report on the subject.
"Memory quality, memory tasks, word recall, spatial memory, numeric working memory, can [be affected] by odors, (and) delayed memory recall and delayed picture recall can all be influenced by the introduction of odor."
Essential oils shown to counter negative effects of olfactory engineering, odor pollution
Natural scents like essential oils, on the other hand, can be used to counter the damaging effects of olfactory engineering. Depending on the type and combination, essential oils have been shown to positively affect things like memory, vigilance, pain perception, decision making capacity, alertness, and energy levels.
Lavender, for instance, has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and can also help promote a restful state before sleep. Peppermint and rosemary, on the other hand, are often used to boost energy levels and improve alertness.
"It is concluded that the pharmacological properties of odors can induce changes in cognition," explains the study, adding that "odors can be used as contextual cues to cognitions, behavior, and mood."
Fat Foods Lies, Misinformation and Deliberate Confusion
Sunday, December 07, 2014
by Paul A. Philips
In the Westernised/industrialised world, there has been much lies, misinformation and deliberate confusion given to what types of fats and oils we should be getting in our diet. In fact, I will go so far as to say this. That one of the biggest causes of the illness epidemics; heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, organ dysfunction, mental diseases ... we've had over the last eighty years or so, have to be down to the poor fats and oils eaten.
This, with a lack of quality fats and oils in the diet.
Now consider yourself to be judge and jury. Allow me to put forward my case. I accuse the food establishment (and those it is undoubtedly in cahoots with) of: Lies, deception, misinformation, cover-ups, shoddy science and confusion, in order to profiteer. They have managed to convince the consumers over the years that their food products containing all the newfangled junk fats and oils are healthy. But, truth is known; through commercial greed they have caused more harm than good.
...And this is how it has been achieved.
Let's turn the clock back to around the 1920s. This was a time when illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other epidemic disorders were quite rare in the Westernised/industrialised world. So it may well beg the question: What has happened for there to be such an appalling rise in these disorders over the last 90-odd years? How have they got to epidemic levels? Why, for example, has heart disease today become the cause of over 40% of deaths in the USA?
During the early years, before any significant rises in the epidemics, basically 2 major things happened that allowed the health of many, many individuals to suffer as a consequence. The suffering continued to escalate in numbers over the years and carries on to this day...
With regards to these 2 things (2 factors), one effectively promoted the other. Thus, allowing both progressing and gaining acceptance with its ill-informed consumers. This is why I firmly believe that it was not a coincidence that these things occurred together. Both had been orchestrated to happen this way. They were put in place at the right time...More on this later.
These two things were:
Consumers were told that through 'scientific evidence' it was found that low saturated fat and low cholesterol in the diet would reduce heart disease.
More and more foods over the years were manufactured containing more unsaturated fat and less saturated fat was consumed. A low fat diet was also considered to be the so-called safer alternative.
Both f course, are still accepted in the mainstream today.
Let's look at factor number 1. Is it true? Has a low-sat fat and low cholesterol diet really contributed to less heart disease? What about the so-called incontrovertible scientific proof that it has?
Let's examine the evidence.
A part of my upbringing, I've been led to believe that any major finding should be supported by major evidence. In the case of the low-sat fat diet and low cholesterol leading to less heart disease, the evidence for this, to say the least, is not that convincing, which may come as a surprise to many.
Was this the start of genocidal misinformation?
As far back as 1948, a study began. It looked into the relationship between saturated fat and cholesterol intake in roughly 6,000 humans over 5-year intervals. This was called the Framingham study (conducted in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA). On inspection of the results, comparing the
One group with a high sat-fat / high cholesterol diet and
The other group with a low sat-fat / low cholesterol diet
Doctor William Cannel, the Framingham study's director stated in so many words that,
Total plasma cholesterol is a powerful predictor of death related to CHD... (1)
However, some 40 years later, on closer inspection we find that the above statement was not consistent with the real findings. Without fanfare, revealed in some little-known journal, an admission by Dr William Castelli, the study's successive director sheds some light on the truth of the matter. Basically he said:
In Framingham, Massachusetts, the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower the person's cholesterol...we found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active. (2)
The study did show that those who weighed more and had abnormally high blood cholesterol levels were slightly more at risk for future heart disease: but weight gain and blood cholesterol levels had an inverse correlation with fat and cholesterol intake in the diet. (3)
In other words, the Framingham study did not show that a low sat-fat and low cholesterol diet reduced the risk of heart disease. Many other studies have also led to the same conclusion.
Other findings such as that from heart surgeon Michael DeBakey squarely contradict the idea that high cholesterol = heart disease. Having looked into 17,000 patients, he found no relationship between cholesterol and cardiovascular problems... (4)
A nutrition journal revealed a study from a medical research council showing that men eating butter (sat-fat) were 50% less likely to get heart disease than those on margarine (poly unsaturated fat) (5)
Inhabitants of northern India are known to eat 17 times more saturated fat than southern Indians. However, the incidence of coronary heart disease is 7 times less in northern India... (6)
However, in spite of these studies, like many others showing a lack of evidence for the lower sat-fat and lower cholesterol diet as the healthy option, they have been ignored.
The politically correct choice of favoring the low sat-fat / low cholesterol diet has indeed become the mainstream conclusion, care of the diet dictocrats and as we can see from the above it's a deception favoring profits over the welfare concern of people.
Mary Enig and Sally Fallon - Secrets of the Edible Oil Industry
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next week...keep on believing.
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