Inside the Black Hole of Negative Interest Rates

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David Haggith
02/16/2016

Many nations that experimented with the Fed’s economic recovery plan are now going beyond the outer limits into the twilight zone of negative interest rates. Some of these nations continued to skirt in and out of the edfge of recession throughout their years of economic stimulus; so, now they’ve powered their programs into hyperdrive to see if they can escape the gravity of their circumstances. Their situation appears desperate and hopeless.

Immediately after the Fed’s economic acceleration ended in the US, we’ve watched $3 trillion of paper wealth get sucked into a stock market collapse in less than one-and-half months, and that collapse appears to be accelerating to where the Fed is now talking about negative interest rates, too.

In spite of such talk, we are told the US cannot be in recession because recessions typically begin nine months after a bear market breaks out. That premise may be “typically” true, but what is typical about the present situation? Do things work the typical way when you are crashing back down into a recession you never really escaped? Perhaps the Great Recession was the black hole of all recessions. For all of our efforts, we have not escaped it and feel ourselves pulled right back into it now that we’ve exhausted our fuel on futile financial experiments.

Once nations moved into zero interest rates, we entered such a strange new realm of economics that no one in history has ever experienced this kind of an economy. As nations now move past that bound into negative interest rates, can we really know what is “typical” anymore? I think the word “typical” simply doesn’t apply in our present circumstances. Read more…

—David Haggith
http://thegreatrecession.info

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BIBLE PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES – 02/15/2016

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IN ISRAEL

Israelis, Palestinians secretly discuss French initiative
Netanyahu sys he is ready to start unconditional talks with Palestinian Authority
Minister urges Israel to begin annexing parts of West Bank
Al-Sisi: Netanyahu has the power
Netanyahu hints at Israel visit by VP Biden
Netanyahu: EU rejects Israel boycott
Israel and the EU back to good and close relations
UK to advance legislation to block Israel boycotts
Obama Reluctantly Signs BDS Bill Recognizing Territories as Part of Israel
Fifth Terrorist Attack in One Day Thwarted in Jerusalem
5 Palestinians killed in the attacks
3 Jews detained for ‘prayer on Temple Mount’
Netanyahu defends natural gas plan at Supreme Court
Netanyahu Warns Investment Will Suffer If Gas Deal Is Blocked
Ya’alon: Arab states are seeking out nukes in wake of Iran deal
…They are not willing to sit quietly with a nuclear Iran
Sunni Arab nations are quietly developing their own weapons
Time for Arab states to publicize their Israel ties, Netanyahu says

WARS & RUMORS THEREOF

Saudi Arabia Moves Jets to Turkey, Offers Troops to Fight IS
Assad ‘will be removed by force’ if peace talks fail, Saudi Foreign Minister says
Saudi FM declares Russia will fail to save Al-Assad
…There will be ‘No Bashar al-Assad in the future’, says Saudi foreign minister
Russian Premier Remains Defiant on Bombing of Syrian Rebels
Hezbollah vows to ‘slaughter Saudi forces’ if they try to invade Iraq
Syrian army advances into Raqqa in major anti-ISIS assault
Turkey shells northern Syria for third day after border post attack
Turkey denies soldiers entered Syria
Airstrike Destroys MSF-Supported Clinic in Northern Syria
Obama tells Putin to stop hitting opposition forces in Syria
‘Germany acts as an intermediary between Turkey and Russia’
ISIS executioner ‘is beheaded by SAS sniper’s special bullet as he demonstrated how to decapitate prisoners’
Four women are raped by ISIS fighters and then stoned to death in Mosul as punishment for ‘committing adultery’
Freed Yazidi sex slave relives being raped and tortured for three months
ISIS extremists execute two young men in Mosul on charges of ‘apostasy’
Hopes for peace in Libya as make-up of new unity government announced
Kiev bans Russian trucks from entering Ukraine
…Road blockades hit trade

US & WORLD ECONOMY

Stock market rout: European shares rise sharply
Nikkei surges 7.1%, Topix up 8%; China trim losses
Japan’s economy shrinks again as Abenomics is blown off course
Iran resumes oil export to Europe after 5-year-halt
Russia says better Iran-Saudi Arabia ties would help oil prices

WASHINGTON

SCALIA FOUND DEAD WITH ‘PILLOW OVER HEAD’
URGENT CALLS BEGIN FOR SCALIA AUTOPSY
Antonin Scalia’s death sets off hysteria, conspiracy theories
Scalia’s Heart Stopped (He Didn’t Suffer a Heart Attack)
Ranch owner: Scalia’s death was ‘peaceful’
Scalia’s death could change court on abortion, race, climate
Scalia’s death plunges court, national politics into turmoil
Reported details emerge on aid package to Israel from Obama administration
Obama’s 10-year aid package comes with a catch
McCain Threatens to Subpoena U.S. Sailors Held by Iran

NWO GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ISLAM & SHARIA

When Starbucks meets Sharia
Starbucks: We Don’t Give Money To Israel
Starbucks in Israel ceased in 2003 over “operational challenges”
Czech PM says ready to protect Balkan borders in migrant crisis
Somali refugee family members ‘feel safe and secure’ one month after arriving in Winnipeg

NATURAL & MANMADE DISASTERS

Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand
Sink Holes ‘Bubbling’ As Earthquake Shook East Christchurch
Deep Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Strikes Below Japan’s Izu Ridge
Guatemala’s Fire Volcano spews ash on nearby towns
Massive leak at nuclear facility in New York causes 65,000% increase in radioactivity of ground water
Mysterious artificial space object heading towards Earth

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
Hawaii declares state of emergency over Zika virus, dengue fever outbreak

BIBLE PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES – 02/14/2016

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IN ISRAEL

US ambassador to UN arrives in Israel to discuss US commitment to two states side by side in security and peace
Israel, EU resume contacts after dispute over settlement product labels
Israel says has mended fences with EU in Netanyahu-Mogherini call
Netanyahu denies EU claim he backs new peace push
Quartet to compile a report on peace talks
Ya’alon and Jordan’s King Abdullah meet in Munich
Jordan’s king: Two-state solution key to defeating IS
Obama Offers Israel New 10-Year Aid Package, But There’s a Catch
…New package would run until 2028
World Bank approves 40 mln USD grant to Palestinians
Israel spent $250mn on destroying Hamas tunnels under Gaza since 2004
WAFA Claim: Israel Continues to Breach Ceasefire by Targeting Gaza Fishermen
‘Stab a Jew’ Attacks Spreading to New York City?
Minister’s comments lead to Egypt canceling Netanyahu meeting
Hamas’s new leadership may return to suicide bombings
Temple Mount organization: Stop the discrimination against Jews

WARS & RUMORS THEREOF

Russian-Turkish clash building up over Syria
Syria: Turkey and Saudi Arabia consider ground campaign following border strikes
Turkey wants to stop Kurds liberating northern Syria from ISIS
Turkey Fires On Syrian Army, Kurds, Says “Massive Escalation” In Syria Imminent As Saudis Ready Airstrikes
Saudi Arabia Sends Troops And Fighter Jets To Military Base In Turkey Ahead Of Intervention Against Isis In Syria
Assad’s army setting its sights on Isis stronghold of Raqqa
ISIS shoots down fighter jet in Libya’s Benghazi
‘No time to lose’ to install Libya unity government
Foreign Tanker Seized in Libya
How ISIL fighters are maintaining their grip on Qaddafi’s home city
ISIS militants shave beards, dress as women to escape Ramadi
‘Shadow CIA’: West Close to Making Concessions to Russia Over Ukraine, Syria
Russia’s Medvedev: We Are In ‘New Cold War’

US & WORLD ECONOMY

Hell Week for the Global Economy Gives Signs of Things to Come
Mutual Funds, ETFs at Risk of a Run Warns Stockman
Economic Collapse: Insider Says Conditions are Worse Than 2008
OIL: A Market Collapse Is On The Horizon
Iran Plays and Backstabs the US: Iran Dumps Dollar in Trade

WASHINGTON

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead
…Sparks battle for Supreme Court control
Obama’s Supreme Court short lis
More Clinton Emails Released
…Including 84 with some or all of the messages blocked out
Feds Seek Home Visits, Calling Parents “Equal Partners”

NWO GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ISLAM & SHARIA

Greece Has Exactly 90 Days To Avoid A Refugee Disaster
Sweden police reportedly investigating murder at refugee center
Migrant patients costing Britain four times what they pay
Threat of deportation of baby girl to offshore migrant centre sparks Brisbane protest
Merkel isolated as EU partners slam door on refugees

NATURAL & MANMADE DISASTERS

5.1 And 3.9 Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Oklahoma
…Third largest in state history
Strong 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Eastern Indonesia
Noteworthy Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Strikes Hawaii
Thousands Of Dead Fish Washing Up Dead This Week On Beaches In Several Countries Across The South Pacific
Third Massive Fish Die Off In Less Than A Year Involving Tons Of Species Along Uruguayan Beaches

BIBLE PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES – 02/12/2016

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IN ISRAEL
White House rejects trade bill for being too pro-Israel
Obama mandates labelling Jewish products from disputed areas of the West Bank and Golan
…The Bill
No ‘P’ in Arabic Means No Palestine, Israeli Lawmaker Says
Herzog revises Labour peace plan
After row over settler envoy, Brazil approves Israeli consul
…But it’s not Dani Dayon
Congress Works to Shutter Palestine Liberation Organization D.C. Office
Netanyahu may meet Obama in March to ink aid deal, US envoy confirms
Egyptian President meets American Jewish leaders in Cairo
Netanyahu names new head of security agency
Israeli forces demolish 42 Palestinian barns

WARS & RUMORS THEREOF
US, Russia tighten military cooperation in Syria
Germany says Syria peace deal hangs on Russia
Russia: We Won’t Apologize about What We’re Doing in Syria
Russia’s new Syrian strategy: Ethnic cleansing
Syrian War Has Killed Or Wounded More People Than Entire Populations Of These 15 States
Turkey and Saudi Arabia plan war against Russia and Syria
Turkey Denies Report of Joint Military Drill with Saudi Arabia
Russian PM warns US, Saudis against starting ‘permanent war’ with ground intervention in Syria
Kurdish forces said to take air base near Turkish border
Obama Administration Opening 2-Front Campaign on Syria
Saudi to host meeting for the Islamic Military Alliance next month
U.S. official blames Russia for power grid attack in Ukraine
As Ukraine Looks Elsewhere, Gazprom Sees No Let Up in Sales

US & WORLD ECONOMY
Stocks Tumble as Investors Flee to Safety
QUESTIONS GROW OVER BANKS AS PROFIT WARNINGS PILE UP
Lines Around The Block To Buy Gold In London; Banks Placing “Unusually Large Orders For Physical”
Is the US economy running out of gas?

WASHINGTON
Last four holdouts in Oregon standoff surrender
…After 41 days
Liberals Celebrate Arrest of Cliven Bundy
Iran Marks Revolution With ‘Death to America’ Chants
Iran Re-Enacts U.S. Navy Kidnapping
…Mocks US Sailors in Revolution Day Parade
Los Angeles schools close their doors to immigration agents

NWO GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ISLAM & SHARIA
Migrant crisis: Nato deploys Aegean people-smuggling patrols
…To return migrants to Turkey
Europe’s watchdog: Migrant crisis threatens Balkan stability
Migrant Crisis May Cost Greece $680 Million This Year

BIBLE PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES – 02/11/2016

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IN ISRAEL
France vs. Israel: Ambassadors Tweet Off on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
No status quo, no negotiations: A right-wing solution to the crisis of occupation
After Labor rules out Palestinian state in the short term, Netanyahu says: ‘Good morning, Herzog’
Hamas launches attack against Israel – on social media
PA asks EU to recognize ‘Palestine’
Palestinians Warn of Burst of Violence if Funds Run Short
UN and Palestinian authorities appeal for aid amid Palestinian attacks
New BDS Fight Brewing At Columbia
Settler arrested for ax attack on Palestinian vehicle
Jordanian MP threatens to topple government over Israeli gas import
Emerging split within Hamas’ military wing following member’s execution
Hamas tunnels: ‘We can hear them digging beneath our feet,’ say Israelis on Gaza border
Hamas delegation in Iran to mark 1979 Islamic Revolution

WARS & RUMORS THEREOF
Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce
Saudi Arabia prepared for ground war in Syria, military spokesman says
Syrian Army Kills Scores of Gunmen across Cities amid Infighting among Takfiris
Syrian army destroys terrorist’s equipment in Daraa
U.N. Security Council members push Russia to stop Aleppo bombing
Turkey’s Erdogan chastises U.S. over support for Syrian Kurds
Syrian Kurdish forces said to capture most of rebel-held former military airport
ISIS, in a First, Says It Was Behind Attack in Syrian Capital
Russia Is ‘Trying To Draw Turkey Into A Fight’ In Syria, And It May Be WorkingUS National Intel: Russia Unlikely to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria
US sends 20 military advisers, arms to YPG in Syria
Why has Britain abandoned Syrian moderates to the bombs of Putin and Assad?
War games in Middle East could prepare UK for ‘potential’ Russian war with NATO
50,000 Syrian refugees head for Jordan, Israel
Hezbollah’s method of indoctrination exposed in interview
The Precarious Existence Of Iran’s Sunni Muslims
American F-15s To Join 1st Finland Drill Over ‘Increased Russian Activity’

US & WORLD ECONOMY
Dow futures plunge 300 as Europe tanks; 10-year breaks below 1.6%
$16.5 trillion plunge in global equity markets
Market panic pushes gold buying to highest level since financial crisis
Sweden Cuts Rates Deeper Into Negative Territory, Says May Go Further
Economics Professor: Negative Interest Rates Aimed at Driving Small Banks Out of Business and Eliminating Cash
This Is How Frightening The Global Collapse Has Now Become
Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales
Asia to Pay Less for Iran Oil in Break From Link to Saudi Prices

WASHINGTON
FBI Surrounds Remaining Protesters Occupying Oregon Refuge
…Last militia members say they will turn themselves over to FBI
Oregon Standoff: Protesters May Leave Thursday; Cliven Bundy Arrested
Video: See How Easy It Is To Commit Electronic Voting Fraud; Microsoft Counting Your Vote?
Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black Lives Matter Activists
Iran released new photos of captured US sailors – one of whom was crying while detained
US Navy rips Iran after new footage shows captured sailor crying
The capture has divided the Obama administration
Senior Iranian military official: US is subordinate to Iran in Middle East
Obama marks Ash Wednesday with prayer for persecuted Christians
Iran-Backed Militias Lead Attacks on Christians in Baghdad
Two Sudanese pastors detained without charge in ‘campaign to eradicate Christianity’
CHRISTIANS, GAYS, WOMEN FLEEING ASYLUM CENTRES DUE TO PERSECUTION BY MUSLIM MEN
New Emails Show Press Literally Taking Orders From Hillary

NWO GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ISLAM & SHARIA
VIDEO: TEA PARTY’S, SUZANNE SHATTUCK, ON AMERICA’S SERIOUS REFUGEE CRISIS
Washington: Muslim Prisoner Tries to Behead Correction Officer Shouting “Allahu Akbar”
Turkey threatens to open the gates and send refugees to Europe
Fox Orders ‘Chad’ Comedy Pilot About Middle Eastern Family In America

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat
Intel chief: ‘We might use smart-home devices to spy on you’

BIBLE PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES – 02/10/2016

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News Date: 4th Day, February 10, 2016, 02 Adar, 5776

IN ISRAEL

Israel, EU in secret talks to end diplomatic crisis

Israel, Palestine to hold security meeting in Jerusalem

Israeli runner stabbed on Gush Etzion trail

Israel locks down Palestinian village after settler stabbed

Arab teens watched videos and went to stab

Israeli troops kill stone-throwing Palestinian youth in West Bank

Netanyahu plans fence around Israel to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Pentagon budget requests $146 million in support for Israel defense

Israel doesn’t expect aid pact under Obama

Israel can’t get a better military aid from Sanders or Trump

Hamas, Fatah agree on tentative steps toward reconciliation

Israeli Military Chief Hints at Secret Engineering Work to Combat Hamas Tunnel Threat

Netanyahu associate meets with Erdogan in Turkey

Israel, Turkey set to hold fresh detente talks in Geneva

Jewish man sings Hatikvah at Temple Mount, is questioned by police

Archaeologists: New Western Wall prayer site will damage antiquities

Cyprus cancels Leviathan tender

PM: Gas Deal ‘Necessary for Security of Israel’

Syrian media claims Israeli jets struck army base, Hezbollah base

WARS & RUMORS THEREOF

Turkey raises the call of ‘jihad’ in Syria

Syria invasion plan? Turkey will defend its �Aleppo brothers,’ says PM Davutoglu

Explosives and suicide belts seized as group stopped at Turkey-Syria border

U.S., Russia Make Syria Diplomacy Push as Assad Gains Ground

U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

Kerry: Russian bombs hurting Syria peace talks

Turkey’s Erdogan chastises U.S. for support of Syrian Kurd rebels

Gulf states invest billions in missile defences to protect against Iran

Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system: minister

…Purchase Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jets From Russia

Wagons South: Russia to Deliver 5,000 Freight Cars to Iran

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan reportedly to speak at Iran drone rally

RAF flying Libyan missions in preparation for helping unity government

EGYPT SAYS LIBYA MUST FORM UNITY GOVERNMENT BEFORE ISIS CAMPAIGN

ISIS unbeatable in Libya without single, functional government – security expert

Libya parliament extends deadline for new unity government

US & WORLD ECONOMY

Deutsche Bank’s shares fell again, but German finance minister and bank chief insist Deutsche is ‘rock solid’

A 918 Point Stock Market Crash In Japan And Deutsche Bank Denies That It Is About To Collapse

Global central banks are running ‘out of ammo’

Keep Your Seatbelt Fastened – Another Round Of Panic In Stocks Is Likely

Silicon Valley’s reality: The party is over

Entering the Belly of the Epocalypse

Nervousness About Global Banking Giants Intensifies

Sears Announces It’s Closing At Least 50 Stores

Oil price rebounds in Asia as Iran sparks output cut hopes

Iran ready to talk with Saudi Arabia on oil market conditions

WASHINGTON

Trump, Sanders sweep to victory in NH: NBC

…Battle heads to South Carolina

‘South Carolina is gonna be a bloodbath,’ one Rubio aide says

Leftist Media Labels Trump Supporters Racist, Sexist Zombies After New Hampshire Win

Sanders surpasses Clinton in NH primary with wide support

Clinton quickly concedes defeat in NH primary

Sanders Trounces Hillary by 22 Points – A 66 Point Swing in One Year

US churches defy federal law and offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants

California Issued 605,000 Driver’s Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants In 2015

NWO GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ISLAM & SHARIA

Geert Wilders: Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival

At Least 95,000 Illegal Immigrant Children Flood U.S. Schools

Eight illegal immigrant families released after New Year’s raids

Gov’t Granted $750 Million Obamacare Funds to Hundreds of Thousands of Illegal Immigrants

ISIS Executioner Identified as Brit Who Joined 2009 Gaza Flotilla

‘Islamic State Commander’ Living As Refugee In German Village

NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students

James Clapper says Twitter posts are encouraging terrorists to strike

China’s message to dissenters: Flee if you dare

NATURAL & MANMADE DISASTERS

Radioactive Water Is Leaking From NY Nuclear Plant, Governor Warns

6.3 quake rocks Chilean coast, tremors felt in western Argentina

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