It is SATURDAY!
Summary as I am able:
Thoughts for TODAY!
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:12 KJV
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27 KJV
An Unknown Religion - New Real-Life TV Episode!
Many religions teach that God is silent, mysterious, and unable to be known, but the God of the Bible is a God who speaks to us and knows us personally. Learn more about our relational God with Pastor Jack today. This Real-Life TV program is taken from a recent teaching by Pastor Jack. It has been formatted for TV and contains some additional material. We hope you gain new insights as you enjoy this message. [Pastor Jack Hibbs]
Mercenaries Leaving Ukraine:
Hired mercenaries who fight for Ukraine are trying to leave because things are not safe there. Also, there are stories of injured mercenaries in Ukraine hospitals being killed because they have seen things that do not agree with the news reports. [Scott Card]
"THEY ARE KEEPING THE AMERICAN’S HOSTAGE AGAINST THEIR WILL IN UKRAINE!"
Emergency request for Ukraine:
When America projects weakness & disunity, the world becomes more dangerous. Bad actors see a green light to act, and oftentimes, they do. We saw it last year when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban and within moments, terror and despair took over our television screens. Now, we are seeing a similar situation play out in Ukraine, where as a result of naked Russian aggression, millions of people are now in need of emergency aid. Fortunately, we are not powerless. Right now, my nonprofit Mercury One is working hand-in-hand with our partners on the ground to provide direct humanitarian aid and medical care on the border of Ukraine – and I am reaching out with an urgent request for your help. As we work to help as many civilians as we can, please rush as large a donation as possible to our Humanitarian Fund right now.
Last year, in conjunction with our partners, Mercury One raised over $40 million to rescue over 12,500 at-risk individuals from Afghanistan including American citizens and persecuted Christians. To have been able to play a part in a lifesaving mission of such magnitude is something I will never forget. But beyond that, it was an incredible learning experience which will help us be even more effective in the future. And the future is here. Right now, the mission is Ukraine. These brave people need our prayers, but they also need our direct support. So please, rush a donation to the help those in need in the crisis in Ukraine. Thank you for your generosity, and your willingness to act. [Laus Deo, Glenn Bec]
[Founder, Mercury One]
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks candidly about Nazi Father as he makes plea to Russia amid Ukraine invasion:
Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken out amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On Thursday (17 March), the actor shared a nine-minute video in which urged Russian citizens and military members to hear “the truth” and attempted to dispel misinformation from the Russian government that the purpose of their invasion was to “denazify Ukraine”.
The actor, 74, said: “The strength and the heart of the Russian people have always inspired me. That is why I hope that you will let me tell you the truth about the war in Ukraine and what is happening there.
“No one likes to hear something critical of their government, I understand that. But as a longtime friend of the Russian people, I hope that you will hear what I have to say.”
The bodybuilder told an anecdote about his admiration for Yuri Petrovich Vlasov, a champion weightlifter from Russia.
He described how his father Gustav Schwarzenegger, a member of the Nazi party who served in the Second World War, told him to take down a poster of Vlasov that was in his room and “find a German or Austrian hero” instead.
He said: “But I did not take down the photograph, because it didn’t matter to me what flag Yuri Vlasov carried.”
Schwarzenegger added: “[My father] was injured at Leningrad and the Nazi army he was part of did vicious harm to the great city and to its brave people.
“When my father arrived in Leningrad, he was all pumped up on the lies of his government…
“When he left Leningrad, he was broken – physically and mentally. He lived the rest of his life in pain. Pain from a broken back, pain from the shrapnel that always reminded him of those terrible years. And pain from the guilt that he felt.
“To the Russian soldiers listening to this broadcast, you already know much of the truth that I’m speaking. You’ve seen it in your own eyes. I don’t want you to be broken like my father.”
Schwarzenegger’s post also included videos and images of refugees attempting to escape Ukraine, and families making their tearful goodbyes.
Read updates on the Russia-Ukraine conflict here.
The Independent has a proud history of campaigning for the rights of the most vulnerable, and we first ran our Refugees Welcome campaign during the war in Syria in 2015. Now, as we renew our campaign and launch this petition in the wake of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis, we are calling on the government to go further and faster to ensure help is delivered. To find out more about our Refugees Welcome campaign, click here. To sign the petition click here.
New money meets the cost of change:
How Local Currencies save economies and communities, and help them flourish:
In times of crisis and other upheavals, local communities have discovered that one answer to being failed by the mainstream economy is to print your own currency. Responses also range from age-old barter systems to time-banking and modern digital currencies. They demonstrate the kind of re-imagining of the economy needed for rapid transition and show how people and communities can reveal their greatest strengths when times are hardest and most uncertain.
Spurred by lessons from successful initiatives, now some major cities and regions are seeing permanent benefits from having their own money or exchange system. Local currencies can strengthen neighbourhood ties and allow people to make friends – they are a focal point for the community-minded. In the US, for example, California alone has 19 city currencies, many formed after the financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. Lending to small businesses plummeted, with impacts particularly hitting African Americans, women and Latinos – people from historically marginalized groups. Community currencies empowered people to have more say over where money circulated, giving them a greater stake in their economic future. A different approach, Time Credits in the UK – a national network of time banks – has been effective in addressing many different types of need, from eldercare and schools to drugs and alcohol misuse.
But with financial crises becoming seemingly more frequent and extreme, the speed with which communities in one European country devised its own solution during the Eurozone crisis, stands testimony to the potential for rapid economic reinvention. When trouble hit Greece, in the port city of Volos, people turned their backs on the failed mainstream economic system to grow their own parallel economy. In 2011, eggs, milk and jam could be bought at market using a new, informal barter currency, a Local Alternative Unit, or TEM as it is known domestically. The system combines an element of barter for goods and services with an alternative currency. Volos residents can sign up for the online solidarity network and offer up services to their neighbours. This can include computer support, language classes, cooking meals, or baby-sitting, for example – and in exchange they receive TEM credits, which they can use for discounts in participating local businesses. Founders Yiannis Grigorou and Christos Papaioannou designed the online platform and a digital coin in order to make barter trade easier. One TEM is worth one euro and there is only one rule: any member who collects a maximum of 1,200 TEM is expected to spend them inside the network, ensuring the recirculation of surpluses and re-investment in the community.
“You are not allowed to save or earn interest on TEM,” said Christos in an interview with Greek newspapers Ekathimerini.“The network allows shop owners who lost their businesses to exchange any leftover stock they may have for things they really need. Similarly, the unemployed can carry out transactions even though they are short of money.”
The TEM network in Volos grew rapidly, from 50 to more than 800 members by 2012. Similar systems have emerged around Greece as communities have sought alternative means to meet their needs in an extended period of austerity. In many towns and cities across Europe, alternative currencies are springing up, in response to economic adversity or in a bid by local communities to help local businesses to thrive.
It is interesting to understand why in certain contexts economies in crisis generate a response of effective new kinds of money from civil society, as they have in Greece and other parts of western Europe. The alternative currency that developed in Volos is also interesting because it emerged without official encouragement – quite the reverse: conventional economists have tended to be hostile to new kinds of currency and exchange. The model also very rapidly spread around Greece, as other communities developed their own local currency and barter systems. For example, an Athens-based online barter club, Tradenow, created its own currency called tradepoints to overcome the lack of liquidity. At the height of the crisis, some tradespeople recorded one in every five transactions being a barter trade.
Residents of Volos cite additional positive impacts of the new TEM currency, in strengthening participation in their community, and building a sense of value that goes beyond money. For Maria Houpis, a co-founder of the Volos TEM network “the most exciting thing you feel when you start is this sense of contribution… You have much more than your bank account says. You have your mind and your hands.” Alternative currencies show that other ways of working are possible. This brings with it a sense of power and agency.
Context and Background
The Greek debt crisis was triggered by the global financial crisis in 2008 and revelations in 2010 that the scale of the country’s debt was far higher than previously reported, with a budget deficit reported in 2009 from 3.7% of total output (GDP) to 12.7% of GDP – far above the Eurozone ceiling of 3%. Under extreme pressure from the other Eurozone countries, the government launched 12 rounds of tax increases, spending cuts, and reforms from 2010 to 2016, which led to nationwide protests.
Despite these efforts, Greece required bailout loans in three successive packages, totaling €289bn, which came with conditions of drastic austerity measures. After a referendum which rejected further austerity measures required for the third bailout, and after closure of banks across the country (which lasted for several weeks), Greece failed to make an IMF loan repayment. By then, debt levels had reached €323bn or some €30,000 per capita. Greece recorded a government debt equivalent to 178.60 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2017.
The social costs have been high: the Greek unemployment rate was 18% in December 2018 – a long way down from its high of 27.9% in July 2013, but still particularly high for young people at 39.5%. More than 400,000 people emigrated during the crisis and in 2013 the unemployment rate for those under 25 peaked at 58%.
A few factors may explain why the alternative currency arose in Volos. As a small city of 200,000 people where residents tend to know each other, it was relatively easy to establish trust between members of the new bartering community. Volos is also an important port and industrial centre in the Aegean on the eastern side of Greece that provides the link between Greece and other cultures from the Black Sea and the Middle East, so in that respect a diverse community. Volos was also hit by a disastrous earthquake in 1955 which demolished most of the old city. It could be that the response to this earthquake made for a more evolved civil society – as more developed parallel economies have often emerged in cities hit by earthquakes, like for example Kyoto in Japan or Christchurch in New Zealand.Civil society then emerges to fill the gaps left and exposed by crises. It is a common characteristic the world over that when disasters strike it is the community itself which is the first responder. Therefore, whatever works best to build the capacities, resources and relationships that strengthen and bind a community together also forges their resilience and ability to recover from external shocks, whether economic or to do with other extreme events like being struck by a hurricane.
Of course, the economic crisis was fundamental to the evolution of alternative economics in Greece. Although some thinkers have long advocated other ways of using and running currencies, most barter systems arise in times of upheaval where trust in the banks is eroded, or they withdraw liquidity. During the Depression of the 1930s, barter was widely used across the US by people who had skills or homegrown items but no access to cash, and several companies issued their own ‘scrip’ currencies to their workforces.
Although the circumstances may appear different, it is similar to lessons from disaster prone and geographically remote locations, such as South Pacific islands, where this is recognized in the nature of their disaster preparedness work which seeks to strengthen the community’s ability to respond to disasters in advance of them happening. In practice that means mapping risks, training members of the community in a range of necessary skills and holding strategic reserves of food, medical and other essential goods.
Although initially alternative currencies grew up in Volos and other Greek towns and cities without the backing of the National Government, in 2011 the Greek Parliament passed a law to encourage the creation of “alternative forms of entrepreneurship and local development,” including providing non-profit status to networks based on an exchange of goods and services.
Scope and evidence
The first reports of the Volos currency emerged around 2010 and members there grew to 800 by 2012.
Similar schemes have emerged in other parts of Greece – and other kinds of parallel currency inspired by the Italian Banco del Tiempo.
Local currencies occur on every continent and while some are well established interest has grown dramatically in the last two decades and seen a proliferation. They range from the Túmin in Espinal, Mexico, to the Chiemgauer in Bavaria, Germany; Berkshares in Massachusetts, and the Equal Dollar in Philadelphia, US; the Bristol Pound, UK, the Calgary Dollar, Canada and the WIR franc in Switzerland.
There are currently over 75 active local currencies in the US – in almost every state. There are also five interstate currencies – not including the Disneyland dollar!
In the UK alone, Totnes, Lewes, Brixton and Stroud – all Transition Towns – have their own local currencies.
Regiogeld, a network of local currencies in Germany, is now the world’s largest system of local currencies, supporting small businesses and empowering communities.
The Bank of England takes these currencies seriously enough that it issued a bulletin in 2013 to warn users that these currencies are not backed by the Bank’s security.
Parallel currencies tend to follow the mutual credit model which emerged in Canada in the late 1970s, known as Local Exchange and Trading Systems or LETS. There are well over 100 known community currencies in the United States.
Across Europe, alternative currencies have developed in diverse forms in different contexts. In the UK, in the 1990s for example, they attracted people engaged in progressive cultures such as Transition Towns and local green initiatives. In Italy, it tended to be among the middle classes. In Spain, thanks to backing from local government, it was often an adjunct to the women’s movement.
Currencies like the Volos have tended to be counter-cyclical: they grow in times of economic adversity and fall back as the economic situation improves. Other parallel currency models – such as the Bristol pound – are less tied to downturns, but rather focused on supporting local economies.
Organizations such as Faircoop, started in 2014 as an alternative to capitalism – a cooperative, sharing economy – have taken this model further and launched their own cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) called Faircoin, based on cooperative rather than competitive behaviour.
Lessons for rapid transition
1. Our economy needs to change radically if we are to prevent climate breakdown, and the emergence of parallel, local currencies – both in times of crisis and as a planned choices – shows how quickly systems can evolve to provide resilience, stability and stimulate economic activity in places failed by the formal economy.
2. Necessity is the mother of all invention and people are enormously innovative and inventive when their backs are against the wall economically.
3. Some innovations grow fastest initially as grassroots, community-based initiatives without official backing, and any subsequent support should be tailored not to constrain them. However, it helps if they are taken seriously by the formal economy.
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Biden Family Bombshell HUMILIATES – These Names Will SHOCK You…
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the big bombshell news lately is that Hunter Biden’s laptop was every bit of what Republicans claimed it was: something that should destroy the Bidens, and much of the liberal party.
Hunter’s illegal activity was true the whole time, even when liberals insisted it wasn’t.
The sick part? You know they had to know the truth; they were just lying to their people.
Here are two examples from CNN alone,look at what hosts Wolf Blitzer and Brian Stelter had to say about the NY Post story that originally broke the dirty details on Biden.
Stelter highlighted it as a “manufactured anti-Biden narrative.”
Blitzer was even WORSE! [Watch it for yourself]
Rise Before Tribulation (4 Min)
What’s Her Face: Trojan Horse for CBDC (5 Min)
Airline PIL0T's Final Approach for Medical Freedom (10 Min)
What Sugar Does-Graphs (6 Min)
High Impact: SAY G00D-Bye to Cash?(16 Min)
RE-P0ST: Steven Colbert Tells us how DIGITAL -BI0-metrics Works (15 Min)
Biggest Crash Ever? (8 Min)
Weston A Price: Tom & Sally (92 Min)
NOTE: The Contagion Myth
Crypto Currency Body Activated Data (5 Min)
Jim on RESET (10Min)
CORBETT: Saudis Backing Peto Yuan (25 Min)
Shaking My HEAD: Wizard of 0Z goes Back to The Future (145 Min)
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· Puppet Actors Showing Their True Colors at a Time of WAR – at a Time Gas Prices Are Highest. Hollywood celebrities have signed a petition organized to urge the Royal Bank of Canada to stop financing the Coastal Gas Link, a gas pipeline set to cut through the Wet’suwet’en Territory in northwestern British Columbia without the consent of local hereditary chiefs. The petition, organized by Indigenous Climate Action, is signed by:
o Mark Ruffalo https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/mark-ruffalo/,
o Leonardo DiCaprio https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/leonardo-dicaprio/,
o Taika Waititi https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/taika-waititi/,
o Scarlett Johansson https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/scarlett-johansson/,
o Jane Fonda https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/jane-fonda/ and
o Robert Downey Jr., https://truthsocial.com/@rockymorningside
· Alongside many other among actors, artists, athletes and musicians putting their name to the open letter that opposes the multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline project.
💥 💥Tuesday, 15 March: Delta Force Seizes Deep State Stronghold – Real Raw News 💥 [This is a GOOD READ!] 💥
Delta Force and other units of the Armed Forces special operations community brazenly seized a major Deep State stronghold that was home to the criminal Biden regime’s gestapo police force, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and it’s not-so-secret headquarters in Virginia.
Mount Weather is also home to the nation’s primary “Emergency Broadcast System,” or EBS, transmitter, a computer network capable of interrupting every type of communication from cellular phones to cable television to internet backbones. In essence, the national EBS is a more powerful and sophisticated version of emergency transmitters such as the Amber Alert System and the emergency messaging system used by the National Weather Service.
Seizing control of the EBS was Delta Force’s primary objective, a high-ranking military source told RRN.
The cornerstone of FEMA’s secret world sits nestled in the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, less than fifty miles from Washington. It has served as the shadow government’s primary emergency hideaway since the 1950s. Beneath the mountain lays a sprawling labyrinth of tunnels, corridors, and chambers from where the Deep State plotted to enslave law-abiding American citizens.
It includes all the amenities and life-support systems of a top-of-the-line bunker. Helicopter landing pads and a sewage treatment plant crowned the mountain, but underneath was where the real facility existed, with underground reservoirs for both drinking water and cooling needs, diesel generators, a hospital, radio and television broadcast facilities, cafeterias, and its own fire department and police force. Some 800 blue mesh hammocks sat ready for evacuated personnel, who would sleep in shifts throughout the day. Plastic flowers dotted the tables in the cafeteria.
Behind its 13-ton blast doors, a labyrinth of twisting corridors descended to the depths of the Earth. The bunker was designed to shelter hundreds of officials for up to five years. The facility’s kitchens were prepared to serve 3,000 meals/day and their walk-in freezers doubled as a morgue; frozen vegies and cadavers shelved side-by-side.
Although he refused to provide specific operational details, he did say that a Delta Force operator under deep cover had infiltrated FEMA’s ranks in a yearlong undercover assignment that ended with him insinuating himself into the FEMA hierarchy and befriending regional supervisors. He eventually reached a position that gave him access to the blast doors, Mt. Weather’s only means of ingress. He did not, however, have access to the EBS, which sits in a room behind doors that require both fingerprint and retinal scans to enter.
“While undercover he learned that one FEMA agent on site always has access to the EBS, just in case. On a normal day there’s damn near 100 agents at Weather, but he also learned FEMA was planning a training seminar in Louisiana and most staff would there, leaving only a skeleton crew of 20 agents to guard the mountain. He was able to open the blast doors to let Delta Force in,” our source said.
On Tuesday, 15 March, an unknown number of Delta Force Operators and U.S. Army soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment stormed Mount Weather and met resistance almost immediately after penetrating the subsurface. A blazing gunfight ensued, with FEMA agents drawing their sidearms and emptying the magazines. But Delta Force had taken cover and returned fire, killing 6 agents within mere seconds.
“The Operators assumed whoever had access to the EBS would not take part in the firefight. Fortunately, they were correct,” our source said.
Outgunned as they were caught by surprise and unable to reach Mount Weather’s armory of assault rifles, FEMA surrendered after suffering 12 fatalities. Two Delta Force were shot, but their injuries are not life threatening, our source said.
One by one Delta Force operators grabbed the surviving FEMA agents and compelled them to place their thumbs and eyes against the scanners protecting the EBS room. Eventually, one agent’s thumb and eye opened the door, the gateway to what the military has called a ‘high value target.’
Meanwhile, a company of elite soldiers (we have been asked not to reveal the branch or unit) descended on Mount Weather by air and by land, rappelling from hovering helicopters and dismounting from a dozen Hummers, after receiving word that the operation was a success. In all, 150 U.S. soldiers loyal to the “White Hat” movement secured Mount Weather, changed access codes, and sealed the blast doors.
When FEMA returned, agents found themselves in a helpless quandary.
“The military now controls the mountain. The doors are impregnable. This mission was a long time in the making, and now we control the EBS. Stay tuned—a message may be coming very soon,” our source said.
· Leaked 49-page memo documents how Soros was behind Social Media censorship, The Liberty Beacon: