The Flames of Envy


The achievements of others can either inspire us to excel or foster envy that brings destruction.  The choice is ours and the Islamic world has chosen the latter.

The so-called Palestinians have devised a new form of terrorism to wage against their highly achieving neighbors.  Motivated by envy that springs from insecurity and bitterness, their youth are launching combustible kites and helium-filled balloons over the Gaza border that explode into an inferno in Israel.  Today, a huge incendiary kite from Gaza landed on kibbutz power lines, causing loss of power for several hours.  The raging fires reflect the Palestinians’ own rage that fills their illiterate, unproductive, empty lives.

During this fire jihad, they have thus far destroyed more than 82,000 acres of forest and agricultural land, with its produce and wheat fields devastated, avocado groves scorched, the bee industry and wild life burned alive.  The 7,000 acres of nature reserves, which also contains the 75-acre Karmiya Reserve, an animal and reptile habitat, are turned to cinders.  The estimate of loss is in the billions of dollars.  The Israelis are dealing with the loss of homes, their every possession, their livelihoods, while also suffering from respiratory illnesses from the fouled air and stench and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the constant barrage of rockets.  Eighteen hundred acres of food are demolished.  The desert and swampland that the Jewish pioneers of almost a century ago rescued and restored from Arab neglect are now in complete ruin.

Who are these despoilers and what motivates them? Islamic jihadis are raised in a loveless household, forced marriages where the man may have four young wives with severely limited rights, bearing and treating their numerous offspring as objects, and eagerly declaring their willingness to martyr their children for the cause.  From early childhood, Palestinians are taught to hate the miniscule landmass they covet for Allah and learn to detest the citizens for the happiness and innovations enjoyed in Israel.  As youths, they are intentionally deprived of every creative outlet (music, dance, art), forbidden from socializing and celebrating birthdays, and commanded to pray five times a day, so that participation in riots can provide them with a welcomed, albeit perilous, excitement beyond the harsh restrictions of the culture.  This upbringing prepares them for the malignant influence of Mahmoud Abbas, who keeps them distraught, agitated and provoked by announcing the next Days of Rage, rallies to explode into violence, when their lives have little else to occupy them. These are the despoilers and these are their motives.

There’s a psychological reason for their use of kites.  In her book, The Jihadi Dictionary, Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin explains, the “jihadis do not live in an empathic world or in reality, so they misuse just about everything. In their interior world, everyone is a mere object rattling around in their minds.”  They’ll make bombs in the kitchen, a room for nurturing and bonding, stuff them in toys, designed for imaginative play, and weaponize small children, because the Koran says, “slaughter not of the animal but of the infidel.” They misuse knives for cutting food as hard weapons in the Palestinian Knife Intifada, and playthings (dolls and kites) to deliver destruction and death.  Other perversions include sexual distortions, their Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the prevalent homosexuality with Bacha bazi boys, their confusion of good with bad, right with wrong.  Their use of symbolism is a cognitive deficit, a result of their emotional deprivation as children.

Muslims, as a whole, are known for creating little for mankind’s benefit.   Mohammed’s followers were usually acquired at the end of the sword and their supposed inventions were purloined from the conquered non-Muslim world.  Islamic arches were adapted from Roman arches,  Arabic numerals from Hindu symbols (glyphs), and their cryptography from ancient Egypt.  Their physicians were primarily captured Jews who practiced medicine and their astronomers and cartographers were traced to Jewish astronomers and cartographers.  Their calligraphy, although ornamental, is exacting, with no room for imaginative originality.  Their art is geometric and precise. A warring nation encourages conquest, not creativity.

As Sir Winston Churchill astutely declared, “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”  The destruction through the centuries was wrought by the Mohammedans, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, Arabs, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islamic State (IS), Muslims, Muslim Brotherhood, Moors, Palestinians, Sunni, Shi’a, Wahhabi, all who follow the laws of the militant, proselytizing Islamic faith.  The Arab dons the terrorist’s hat when he prepares to murder but assumes the Palestinian hat when he seeks world sympathy.

   

Why does the world continue to send foodstuffs and provisions to those who persist in destroying Israel’s food source and provisions, and where will they send them when the Muslim migrants conduct the same destruction by fire in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, England, the United States?  The Islamic tide is rising worldwide.  They have created nothing that benefits the world and, therefore, have no veneration or will to save it from destruction. Their motivation is misery and resentment; their goal, the destruction of what is not theirs.  Those who choose martyrdom admit their unhappiness in this life and seek escape to 72 virgins in heaven.  If their home environment is not changed, there can be no psychological changes.  They will not plant and care for fruit trees or tend innocent animals; they will not mature into compassionate human beings.  They will have no compunction about their criminality and destruction as long as they are consumed by impotent jealousy and vengeance.

But their non-Muslim neighbors, Israel, will continue to plant new orchards on the ashes of the old.

By Tabitha Korol

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Stunning MAGAnomic Sentiment: Small Business Optimism Survey Second Highest Reading in History….


The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) is an assembly and survey of small business owners throughout the U.S.  In the latest survey (full pdf here) overall optimism is the second highest ever recorded at 107.9 (the highest reading was 108 in 1983).

The full press release is available here.  The full pdf of the survey is available here. The executive summary outlines the overall content and highlights the sentiment amid Main Street U.S.A.:

[…] Although some panned any celebration of the 4.1 percent second quarter GDP growth, small business owners beg to disagree. At least in the small business sector of the economy, Main Street’s performance over the last 21 months is unprecedented based on reports for the past 45 years by hundreds of thousands of NFIB’s member firms. Owners have never been so optimistic for so long. This has translated to improved employment and investment spending that buoys GDP growth, even at the end of what will be the longest expansion in modern history.

Consumer sentiment is at record high levels. Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of our economy, posted 4 percent growth in Q2. Historically revised data show that consumers have been saving much more than thought, and income gains in recent months have been solid, providing support for spending in the second half. The record levels of firms reporting higher compensation is a clear indication that wages will be rising further in the second half.

COMPENSATION ANALYSIS: Reports of higher worker compensation gained a point from June to a net 32 percent of all firms, 3 points below May’s record reading of 35 percent. Plans to raise compensation rose 1 point to a net 22 percent, historically strong.

Government measures of wage and compensation gains follow movements in NFIB plans to raise compensation but with a 3 quarter lag, so government reports of rising compensation will increase even more in the second half of the year.

Owners complain at record rates about labor quality issues, with 88 percent of those hiring or trying to hire in June reporting few or no qualified applicants for their open positions. The frequency of reports of positive profit trends was unchanged at a net negative 1 percent, one of the very best readings in the survey’s 45 year history.  (report)

♦ 35% of all businesses have raised wages; 22% more plan to raise wages.  As CTH continues to note, the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on wage growth lags behind the actual NFIB survey results direct from the employers.

♦ 70% of all U.S. workers work in small businesses.

Again for emphasis: This is MAGAnomics in action.  Main Street is benefiting.  Blue and White collar Main Street is benefiting.  The Middle-Class is the primary beneficiary.

For more than 30 years the Main Street economic engine has been intentionally stalled by U.S. economic policy that has favored Wall Street and pushed a service-driven-economy narrative on the U.S. workers.   Using targeted MAGAnomic Main Street policy President Trump has reversed the trend.

Main Street, and the U.S. Middle Class, is growing again.

Enjoy this.

President Trump really is “a blue-collar billionaire“.

Horrific Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Italy – Dozens Killed During Massive Structural Failure…


The images are jaw-dropping.  Dozens of vehicles plunged well over a hundred feet when a massive section of an elevated/suspension bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy.  The death toll continues to grow (currently 35); and incredibly there were/are actual survivors being pulled from vehicles.  The bridge was built in 1967, and there was a very bad storm at the time of the collapse. An eye witness stated he saw a direct lightning strike on the support tower just prior to the moment of failure.

(Via Daily Mail) At least 35 people have been killed ‘including a baby’ and dozens more are feared dead after a huge 260ft section of a highway bridge collapsed during a fierce storm in the Italian city of Genoa.

Cars fell hundreds of feet along with tonnes of twisted steel and concrete debris into a river, railroad tracks and an industrial zone below when the Morandi bridge gave way at 11.30am local time.

Officials fear ‘dozens’ are dead in what is being described as ‘an immense tragedy.’ There are reports that a baby is among the victims and that two people died in their homes when the giant structure collapsed.

Amid ‘apocalyptic’ scenes, up to 35 cars and three heavy trucks cascaded into the valley below as they were making their way over the bridge.

One witness said he saw the 50-year-old structure ‘wobbling’ minutes before it gave way and another said they saw it being struck by lightning just before it crumbled. (read more)

Another Terrorist Attack in London: Jihadist Hits 15 Cyclists With Vehicle…


Sadly another jihadist attack hits the heart of London, England, today as a terrorist used a car to drive directly into pedestrians and cyclists only a few yards away from an earlier, almost identical, attack. Thankfully, no-one was killed; several cyclists were hit by the vehicle and treated for injuries.

(Via The Daily Mail) The Westminster terror suspect who ploughed into at least 15 cyclists and pedestrians appears to have travelled to London from his Midlands home in a Ford Fiesta bought just two months ago, MailOnline can reveal today.

The man, who is in his late twenties, is refusing to speak to police who have identified him and believe he was not known to Scotland Yard or MI5 before the shocking carborne rush hour attack this morning.

But security sources have suggested the suspect is from the Birmingham area and was known to police in the West Midlands.

The vehicle police say he ‘deliberately’ used as a weapon was registered in Nottingham but written off by insurers in the Autumn of last year before being put back on the road and sold again eight weeks ago.

Today the terror suspect looked dazed as he was dragged from the smoking silver Ford Fiesta by around a dozen armed officers who had their rifles trained on him.

The horrifying moment the driver sped through crowds at up to 50mph before ploughing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament was caught on CCTV.

A ‘loud bang’ followed by screams echoed around Parliament Square at 7.30am this morning and footage uncovered by the BBC shows the car swerve the wrong way down the road and ‘intentionally’ veer through crowds before smashing into a security barrier.

Two uniformed police officers manning the checkpoint designed to withstand a high speed lorry attack are shown diving away and detectives are investigating if they were the true targets.

Three people were injured and one female cyclist is being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries in hospital, which MailOnline understands is a broken hip. (read more)

Unbelievable: New Mexico Judge Allows Jihadis Released on Signature Bond…


Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.  The five extremists of the New Mexico jihadist compound, where a 3-year-old was murdered, are being released from custody pending trial without any bail whatsoever.  They are free on a a mere signature bond; a promise to return for trial.

(Via Daily Caller) A New Mexico state judge ruled Monday that five alleged Muslim extremists accused of training children to conduct school shootings do not have to remain in jail while they await trial for child abuse.

Judge Sarah Backus released the five defendants, Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj, Jany Leveille, and Lucas Morten, on a $20,000 “signature bond,” according to the Albuquerque Journal. That means that the defendants will not have to pay money unless they violate the conditions of their release.  (read more)

Remember, this is the same DOJ/FBI who cleared the compound and then had to return because the property owner found weapons and ammunition missed by local, state and FBI investigators.  While contemplating their release, let that sketchy aspect sink in.

Hoards of Ancient Coins Including Biblical Widow Mites


 

 

QUESTION: Do you have any more Roman coin you will offer for Christmas? I would really like to buy a few to give to my grandchildren.

WJ

ANSWER: Yes. I have several hoards I will make available some that I bought probably back in the 1970s. There are no major quantities. Generally less than 100 of various types. I do have a very nice lot of bronze Sestertius, which is the main Roman coin used as the unit of account pictured above.

I have only perhaps 50 Judaea widow’s mites which were the coin that was presented in the Synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4), in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. The Gospel of Mark specifies that two mites (Greek lepta) are together worth a quadrans, the smallest Roman coin. I know everyone will want these really bad. I just do not have a sufficient quantity for everyone.

 

I still have a limited number of Alexander the Great drachms and the Victoritai. I also have a small hoard of silver denari and 3rd-century bronze Antoniniani. We really cannot mail them outside the USA anymore. Those from overseas we can hold then if you are attending the WEC. We can probably ship to Asia, not Australia. Europe seems to be just a no go.

I will put everything together and let everyone have a shot online

Precious Metals were Worth Less than the Coinage


QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I do not understand your statement that even when coins were silver and gold, they were still a form of fiat money. Could you explain that please?

BB

ANSWER: The evidence that supports that statement is abundant. We find coins of the immediate financial capital be it Greece or Rome, were IMITATED by the surrounding peripheral regions. Here are four Celtic imitations of a silver Tetradrachm of Thasos, an island in Thrace. Because of its proximity to the Celtic world, they were engaged in trade. However, the Celts minted imitation coinage copying the designs as best they could to satisfy their own internal commerce.  You can see a genuine coin at the top with a weight of 16.91 grams and four imitations that were very close to the same metal content. Obviously, the raw silver was worth more when it was in coin form or they would never have bothered to imitate the Greek coinage.

There are imitations by the Swiss of gold coins of Macedonia made by the Helvetii tribe. In this case, they appear to be half denominations. We find imitations of the famous Athen’s Owls. These type of imitations are dominant in North Africa. Here is a SILVER DIDRACHM which is style off of the main trade coin being the Dekadram. This design of the facing owl with open wings only appeared on the large Dekadrachms and not on smaller denominations.

Interestingly, the Egyptians never minted their own coins under they were conquered by Alexander the Great. Nevertheless, we have Egyptian imitations of Athenian owls as well. Here the metal is good and the designs are properly performed as well as the denominations. Obviously, we have raw metal being shaped into coins that imitate the Greek world when they were the Financial Capital of the World.

The numismatic record is abundantly clear. The peripheral economies routinely imitated the coinage of the dominant economy which I refer to as the Financial Capital of the World at that moment in time. So here we have even Egypt which imitates the coinage of Athens so that they can make use of silver in trade. The produced no coinage for domestic circulation and instead used a receipt monetary system based upon grain.


 

Here we have India imitating the gold coinage of Rome. They appear to have imitated the coinage even changing the design with the current emperor from the time of Tiberius onward. Once again, we do not see that these were counterfeits, but imitations. They were struck generally with the same quality of gold and at the proper weight. There is an over-weight gold aureus of Septimus Severus (193-211AD). These Indian imitations extend into the 3rd century at least until the monetary crisis begins with the capture of the Roman Emperor Valerian I in 260AD.

Here we have a Double Aureus (Bino) of a rare Emperor Pupienus who reigned only between April 22nd and July 29th, 238AD. We have an Indian imitation of a coin that has not survived in its genuine form. All we have is a single Indian imitation to suggest it existed.

 

 

The mere existence of “imitations” establishes that statement as contrasted with counterfeits.  Throughout the Roman coinage, there exist  Fourrée Denarius. These appear to be struck generally with official dies but on bronze based coinage silver plated. One theory is that people from the mint produced these forgeries and pocketed the profit.

Here is a genuine silver denarius of Octavian (circa 30-29BC). Note that on the cheek of Octavian there is a crescent-shaped punch mark. This is an ancient banker’s mark that is rather common demonstrating that the coin was tested to see if it was a forgery.

You can easily see that there are counterfeits and then there are imitations. The raw metal was worth LESS in trade than a coin. This is why I take issue with those who think that merely minting a coin from gold or silver means it is NOT fiat. That is simply not true. The coinage was worth MORE than the raw metal involved

Italy Warn that Stopping QE will Lead to Collapse of Eurozone


Italy has called on the ECB to guarantee the bond yields warning that if they END quantitative easing the Eurozone will break apart. On this score, they are not wrong. The economic spokesman for the Italian governing party Lega has warned of a collapse of the Eurozone. The ECB should ensure that the yield spreads of government bonds of the euro countries are contained and not allowed to soar. This is what Claudio Borghi told Reuters. “Either the ECB offers a guarantee or the euro will break apart.” Interest on Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bonds rose in response to the currency crisis in Turkey. Borghi warned that this situation cannot be solved and will explode in everyone’s face. This is the Sovereign Debt Crisis coming into play. We are no looking at the risk premium for ten-year Italian government bonds has risen to 2.7% above Germany. The promise that a single currency would produce a single interest rate has been a complete failure

Remarkable Video and Ground Report of New Mexico ‘Known Wolf’ Terror Camp…


NBC Journalist Gadi Schwartz filed a remarkable ground report about the New Mexico terror camp. While reporting on the compound in Northern New Mexico, where children were believed to have been trained on how to carry out school shootings, Mr. Schwartz was given rare access and permission to tour the area by the rightful owner of the property.

We often find ourselves critical of MSM; however, this is one of those examples of a journalist filing a great report. See his twitter thread here for more pictures:

This is a raw, unedited video that I hope will help give people who are following this story some context. Will also build a thread @GadiNBC on Twitter to fill in more details.

Jim Jordan Discusses Peter Strzok Firing: “It’s About Time”…


The next Speaker of The House, Jim Jordan, appears on Fox News to discuss the firing of FBI Agent Peter Strzok.  Of course, Murdoch’s chubby Mr. Pinkie Rings begins the interview by talking about the nonsense accusations against Jordan.