EU nations, Israel eye world’s longest undersea gas pipeline


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Italy, Israel, Greece and Cyprus pledged Monday to move ahead with the world’s longest undersea gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean to southern Europe, with support from the European Union.

If carried out as planned, the long-discussed $6.2 billion pipeline would take gas from Israel and Cyprus’s recently discovered offshore gas reserves to Europe and could help reduce the continent’s dependence on Russian energy at a time of ongoing tensions.

In a joint news conference in the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv, energy ministers from the four nations, as well as the EU’s Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete, pledged their commitment to the project.

Feasibility studies had been completed, the ministers said, but work on developing it would not begin for several years – with current expectations for it to go online in 2025…. read more

EU Seeks Cash Limits in Push for Orwellian “Cashless Society”


The New American: As the establishment’s global push for an Orwellian “cashless society”kicks into high gear, the European Union is pursuing a plan to impose limits on cash transactions as the next phase in the war on cash.

The goal, according to the unelected EU bureaucrats behind the plot, is to fight “anonymity” in economic transactions — or, said another way, to crush privacy and give authorities the power to monitor every exchange.

At the national level, bankrupt and bloated governments across Europe are increasingly pursuing such measures as they frantically search for more cash to confiscate to keep themselves afloat…. [read more]

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: The EU has run out of other people’s money as Margaret Thatcher once said would happen. But Orwellian only begins to describe the situation.

Europe’s banks are propped up on Mario the dragon Draghi’s ability to print money to stimulate the near dead economy. Taking his cue from the US Quantitative Easing program of 2008 -14, the President of the European Central Bank has been creating fake money to buy back debt and keep Europe’s banks afloat.

Printed money is like counterfeit, it dilutes the money in existence. And yes, Virginia, that is why it is illegal for citizens.

The essence of the matter is that utopian governments now need money it can easily control, tax, and confiscate. And paper currency is getting in its way.

It begins with logical, common sense reasons for eliminating large bills:

  • Banks can transfer digital currency quickly and safely
  • Citizens can rest easy that their money cannot be stolen
  • Financial institutions are more secure since there can never be a run on the banks
  • Governments will gain more tax revenue as digital money ends the black market
  • Eliminating cash will reduce the threat of terrorism

Eventually, as the public becomes conditioned to use only plastic cards, a new and better solution will make it even easier to do business: an itsy-bitsy chip embedded just under the skin should do the trick.

For Bible prophecy students, a cashless society is a gigantic red flag. Without cash the government will have taken the first step to control all forms of commerce.

The second step is to end the US dollar’s reign as world reserve currency and create a basket of currencies that would back a new reserve digital currency: Dollar, Yen, Renminbi, and Euro, perhaps.

Step 3 is to gradually reduce the number of currencies to 1.

In the mind of a tyrant, banning cash, guns, and Bibles equals total power...

Europe Proposes “Restrictions On Payments In Cash”


d6a2b-cashless2bswedenHaving discontinued its production of EUR500 banknotes, it appears Europe is charging towards the utopian dream of a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.”

With Rogoff, Stiglitz, Summers et al. all calling for the end of cash – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission (sanctuary of statism) would appear…

The Commission published on 2 February 2016 a Communication to the Council and the Parliament on an Action Plan to further step up the fight against the financing of terrorism (COM (2016) 50). The Action Plan builds on existing EU rules to adapt to new threats and aims at updating EU policies in line with international standards. In the context of the Commission’s action to extent the scope of the Regulation on the controls of cash entering or leaving the Community, reference is made to the appropriateness to explore the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments… [read more]

by lhwm: Revelation 13:16 It (Satan) also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. God’s revealed plan in scripture has not changed.

They are pushing to get rid of cash. What happens when cash is no longer accepted?

This video was done in 2010, this is the connection towards a one world order. Do you see this occurring today?
They say no fingerprint is duplicated so every person in this world has a unique fingerprint. Right there to us proves there is a God, because how can man create that? Satan’s greatest lie, THERE IS NO GOD!
We are not sure if the RFID is the mark of the beast. No one will know until the Antichrist appears, if your left here then you will know what the mark of the beast will be, only if you know what the word of God says. Most people will not believe he is the Antichrist.

Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years.

Germany To Cut Off Welfare Benefits For EU Citizens


Image result for germanyIn what may be the latest indication that Merkel’s immigration policy blowback is being heard by the government, Germany’s Handelsblatt reports that Merkel’s government plans to prohibit foreign E.U. citizens from receiving welfare benefits for five years if they haven’t worked in Germany before.

Labor Minister Andrea Nahles, a center-left Social Democrat, introduced a corresponding draft measure during a cabinet meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government on Wednesday, according to the news agency Reuters. Under the draft law, E.U. citizens can claim one-time assistance for the period of a month to pay for food and shelter. They can also receive a loan to cover the cost of the trip back to their home country if they fail to find work.

Nahles is seeking to close a loophole which arose from a ruling by the Federal Social Court in 2015. The court ruled that unemployed E.U. citizens have a right to welfare benefits after six months. Ms. Nahles said in the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Wednesday that the “free movement of labor doesn’t mean one can claim German welfare benefits after a short stay without working.” She called for a legal framework within the European Union to coordinate member states social welfare systems to prevent people from making unjustified claims….. [read more]

lhwm notes: Any leader in America wise enough to learn from Europe, Germany?

UNESCO Plans to Declare Temple Mount Holy to ‘Muslims Only’


Israel on Thursday was outraged to learn that the U.N.’s heritage body was planning to adopt a resolution declaring the Temple Mount sacred to “Muslims only.”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 21-member World Heritage Committee is set to vote on the resolution, a joint Palestinian-Jordanian initiative, during its annual meeting in Istanbul, which began on Sunday and runs through next week. The resolution calls for a return to the “historic status quo” on the Temple Mount, which it sees as favoring Muslims.

In June, UNESCO adopted a resolution deciding to refer to the holy Jerusalem site only by the name of the Muslim mosque on its grounds—Al-Aqsa—in all official documents. The current resolution is far more radical, and to Israel’s surprise, it has received the European Union’s blessing….. [read more]