Wednesday, June 18, 2014

IRAN, O'S STANDING O, AND GM'S RECALL

Two stories in the news today that touch the U.S. economy and seem to hold some prophetic implications, in my opinion.

First: Iran.

Our TREASURY SECRETARY, Jack Lew, has publicly avowed that Iran's nuclear program will "remain peaceful."

Excerpt from JPost:

While the US will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday that sanctions will lead to an agreement that will "ensure that Iran's nuclear program is entirely peaceful," a step short of the complete dismantling Israel has urged.

US Treasury Secretary Lew: Iran's nuclear program will remain peaceful

Here we have the U.S.' money man publicly promising that "ain't nothing bad gonna happen with Iran; we got this."

Why Lew?

I don't know, but I do know this: Lew oversees the printing and allocating of U.S. monetary funds, and he just made a significant statement that he absolutely cannot guarantee.

Second: LGBT.

There's a Senate Democrat who has decided that President Obama's 2011 Memorandum regarding LGBT rights is SO BRILLIANT that it should become OFFICIAL U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. This Democrat has proposed a bill (that already has 24 other Democrats signed on) that would state that the U.S. is SO ADAMANT that the promotion of LGBT rights IS SO VITAL that it will become THE MAIN IDENTITY of the U.S. ABROAD, to the extent that any nation that will not recognize and ACCEPT the U.S.' push for LGBT rights in each and every country, each and every institution, in each and every FAMILY, then that nation can expect NO FUNDING from the U.S. To prove this last point, Uganda is being held up as an example of what will happen when a nation does not accept the U.S. position on LGBT individuals.

Excerpt from Breitbart:

The administration has made it clear that LGBT is a red line governments cross at their own peril. The administration has stopped development funding for desperately poor Uganda because of Uganda’s new and, some would say, harsh laws governing homosexual activity. The halted funding included money to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

In Face of Islamist Terror, Senate Bill Makes LGBT U.S. 'Foreign Policy Priority'

Unlike the redline Obama drew didn't draw on Syria, one gets the feeling that he will enforce THIS red line.

Democrats were VERY HAPPY about Obama's executive order noted in yesterday's post. So HAPPY they gave the guy a STANDING O at a "glamorous" $32,000 per plate LGBT fundraiser last night.

'Hearts and minds are changing': Obama receives standing ovation as he announces anti-discrimination bill at glamarous LGBT fundraiser

We have two stories involving the money printed by the U.S.: Jack Lew, Secretary Treasury, publicly assures the world, and Israel, that Israel's mortal enemy is not lethal, AND the U.S. is proposing a formal bill to refuse U.S. funds to any nation that does not adopt the President Obama's stance on homosexual issues.

At the SAME TIME as these two stories, we have these stories appearing at Drudge today.



It seems that Americans are going to need more and more of that printed money from the Treasury Dept to buy basic goods, like food and electricity. AND Obamacare is going to cost WAY MORE than we were promised by this President, who said his ACA would not "add one thin dime to the deficit." So while Americans are going to need more money to buy the basics, they will also have to pay for others to have healthcare because that is what subsidies are -- taxpayers paying the premiums for other individuals who the government says doesn't make enough to purchase their affordable health care plans.

Obamacare subsidies push cost of health law above projections

I think some would argue that if the plans are truly affordable then why can't they afford them? Why does the government insist taxpayers help them pay for them?

Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High

As we see these news accounts of the costs of basic goods rising, ZeroHedge is reporting that the debt situation here in the U.S. is also worsening, . . .

The United States Of Debt: Total Debt In America Hits A New Record High Of Nearly 60 Trillion Dollars

and, . . .

US Current Account Gap Worst Since Q1 2012; Biggest Miss Since Lehman

And have you been following the GM debacle?

GM recalls another 3.4 million cars for faulty keys

Another recall? What was the first recall?

The article tells us.

Excerpt:

GM is already recalling 2.6 million older small cars, mostly in the U.S., for a similar problem where the ignition switch slips out of "run" and causes an engine stall. In that case, the problem is with the mechanics of the switch. In this latest recall, GM says the problem is with the design of the key.

But wait! There's more.

GM also is recalling 166,000 other cars for a series of other problems.

The recalls announced Monday bring to 44 the total number of GM recalls this year, covering 17.73 million vehicles in the U.S. and more than 20 million worldwide. The company has surpassed its old U.S. full-year recall record of 10.75 million vehicles set in 2004.

Remember, in 2009, Obama basically took over GM, so it's nickname now is "Government Motors"?

His car company is now undergoing THE LARGEST recall in its history.

Now, let's look at something interesting in this GM timeline of recalls from Reuters, emphasis mine.

Excerpt:

General Motors Co is grappling with a crisis over its 11-year failure to recall cars equipped with faulty ignition switches. The flaw could cause engines to shut off, leading to a sudden loss of power steering and power brakes, and the failure of air bags to deploy in a crash. So far, GM has attributed at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths to switch-related air bag malfunctions. It was only in February of this year that GM finally began recalling 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other older models equipped with the faulty switches.

TIMELINE-General Motors grapples with safety crisis

February, huh?

What ELSE happened with GM in February? Remember this?

February 7: Chevrolet Shows 'The New Love' In Values Commercial For Sochi

Excerpts, emphasis mine:

“#TheNew” ad not-so-subtly sticks it to the Olympic hosts over their anti-gay-activism laws and sets up Chevrolet as an unlikely provocateur in the ongoing uproar over Russian societal discrimination against homosexuals . . . Chevy plans eight new TV spots to air during the Winter Games, including the brand anthem set to broadcast during the Opening Ceremonies on NBC on Friday evening. . . the ad’s depiction of a gay-marriage ceremony would appear to be a first for any General Motors GM -0.66% ad or brand.

Again, we see an instance where a U.S. business or state or local government has promoted LGBT issues and something financial happens to them. Both in February in this instance.

Oh, and the costs for the GM recalls?

GM also raised its expected second-quarter charge for recall expenses to $700 million from an earlier estimate of $400 million. That brings total recall expenses for the year to $2 billion.

$2 billion.

Think gays will buy $2 billion worth of their cars in appreciation for GM's promotion of same-sex marriage?

No, I don't think so either. Especially if they might get KILLED in one of those cars.

Duduman said America would be destroyed because she had become as Sodom and Gomorrah.

1984 Message for America

And so did the Prophet Jeremiah.

The New America – Sodom and Gomorrah

As Breitbart noted, there is A LOT going on in the world right now, including Iraq, so the Senate Democrats' emphasis on Obama's stance on LGBT issues as the most pressing foreign policy stance needed does seem quite displaced. Apparently Obama made some demands of Maliki in Iraq that Maliki refused to submit to.

This Is Not Going As Planned: Iraq Prime Minister Defies US, Accuses Saudi Arabia Of "Genocide"

However, Saudi Arabia is having none of it.

In Escalating War Of Words, Saudi Arabia Fires Back At Iraq, Warns Of Civil War, Opposes Foreign Intervention

Joel Rosenberg is speculating that this conflict in Iraq could be setting the stage for the Muslims' 12th Iman to arrive on the scene. (H/T Steve Coerper's Homework Page)

Chaos in Iraq, Syria setting stage for the Twelfth Imam, says Ayatollah, but more must be done. Iranian leader reveals thoughts on Shia eschatology.

Barry Shaw notes that what is going on Iraq will most likely lead to Jerusalem.

The ISIS Conquest of Iraq leads to Jerusalem

Glenn Beck interviewed a former CIA analyst about ISIS and Iraq.

‘It’ll Put the Globe Into Turmoil’: Former CIA Analyst Buck Sexton Breaks Down the ‘Worst Case Scenario’ in Iraq

This Telegraph article surely has Saddam Hussein smiling from someplace in Hell.

Saddam’s men return to power in city once held by US

By the way, do you realize Isaiah 14:9 mentions that when the "king of Babylon" is cast into Hell, that a bunch of world rulers will be there to see it?

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

Barry Roffman ran a Torah code on Obama and Iraq, but surprisingly, it's Kerry's name that comes up instead.

Maliki and Defeat in Iraq

At the conclusion of Monday's post, I noted that scientists have discovered that a vast ocean lies under the Earth's mantle, and this ocean is probably the "fountains" that broke up during the time of Noah's flood. Ppsimmons produced a short YouTube about this find, and includes the interesting information that this ocean LIES UNDER THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, so it's unclear how far this ocean extends.

Fountains of the Deep? Scientists finally discover biblical truth

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