Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Back in November, Nils Smedegaard Andersen, CEO of Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, gave the world a reality check when it comes to global growth and trade.
“The world’s economy is growing at a slower pace than the International Monetary Fund and other large forecasters are predicting” Andersen told Bloomberg. "We believe that global growth is slowing down [and that] trade is currently significantly weaker than it normally would be under the growth forecasts we see."
That amounted to a harsh indictment of the IMF’s “built in optimism bias” (to quote HSBC), a bias which leads the Fund to perpetually revise down its estimates for global growth once it’s no longer possible to deny reality. “We conduct a string of our own macro-economic forecasts and we see less growth - particularly in developing nations, but perhaps also in Europe,” Andersen added. “Also for 2016, we’re a little bit more pessimistic than most forecasters."
His comments came on the heels of a quarter in which Maersk’s profits fell 61% Y/Y. On Wednesday, we got the latest numbers out of the shipping behemoth and the picture is most assuredly not pretty.
For 2015, profits fell a whopping 84% to $791 million from $5.02 billion in 2014. Analysts were looking for a profit of $3.7 billion.
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By Lisa Haven
Have you ever thought about the secrets that the globalists at the United Nations harbor? Or what it is that they are not telling us that could answer multiple questions about whats taking place in the world today? Well now you will know one of those secrets that are kept behind closed doors.
In the video below I delve through “no man’s land”, where no report has dare gone before. I researched the United Nations archive of “peacekeepers” and you wont believe what I uncovered. This globalists organization has their tentacles a bit further then any globalists group and to be frank, what I discovered about these keepers of “peace” will put together the puzzle pieces once and for all.
I HIGHLY encourage you to watch this video in its entirety, I guarantee it will be a MAJOR eye-opener….
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NASA do you want to try?
The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.
The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter.
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“It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating,” NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. “NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn’t they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?”
Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s largest religious liberty law firms, threatened to file a federal lawsuit unless NASA apologizes and stops censoring the name ‘Jesus’.
The JSC Today newsletter is distributed electronically and includes a number of Space Center events – from salsa dancing lessons to soccer camp.
NASA issued a statement late Monday – that did not refute Liberty Institute’s charge.
“NASA does not prohibit the use of any specific religious names in employee newsletters or other internal communications. The agency allows a host of employee-led civic, professional, religious and other organizations to meet on NASA property on employee’s own time. Consistent with federal law, NASA attempts to balance employee’s rights to freely exercise religious beliefs with its obligation to ensure there is no government endorsement of religion. We believe in and encourage open and diverse dialogue among our employees and across the agency.”
Since 2001, employees had gathered during their lunch hour to pray and sing and read the Bible. There had been no censorship issues until last year.
Liberty Institute attorney Jeremy Dys told me the club had placed an announcement in the Space Center’s newsletter – announcing the theme of their meeting, “Jesus is our life.”
Following is the complete posting that appeared in the May 28, 2015 edition of JSC Today:
Join with the praise and worship band “Allied with the Lord” for a refreshing set of spring praise and worship songs on Thursday, June 4, from 11:15 a.m. to noon in Building 57, Room 106. (The theme for this session will be “Jesus is our life!”) Prayer partners will be available for anyone who has need. All JSC civil servants and contractors are welcome.
“Soon after that, the legal department called the organizers and told them they could not use the name Jesus in their announcements,” Dys told me. “They said, no Jesus.”
The club’s leadership was told that “NASA would be censoring all future club announcements that featured the name, ‘Jesus’,” Liberty Institute alleged in its complaint letter.
NASA’s legal department explained that including the name ‘Jesus’ within the club’s announcement made that announcement “sectarian” or “denominational.”
They also alleged such announcements would cause NASA to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Dys said the club organizers offered to provide a disclaimer, notifying readers that the announcement was private speech and was not endorsed by NASA or any other government agency. However, that offer was rejected as “insufficient.”
“The club members knew right away that NASA was censoring them and they were not comfortable with that,” Dys told me.
And so began a long process to resolve the matter.
“The bottom line is that NASA should not be censoring this club just because they use the name ‘Jesus’ in an employee advertisement,” Dys told me. “That is blatant religious discrimination.”
And NASA’s behavior is quite frankly baffling.
On Christmas Eve, 1968 – the crew of Apollo 8 read the Creation story as they orbited the moon. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Frank Borman and Bill Anders took turns reading from the Book of Genesis.
NASA defended the astronauts after atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair filed a federal lawsuit. The Supreme Court dismissed the suit due to lack of jurisdiction.
And astronaut Buzz Aldrin received communion on the lunar surface during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
“NASA should continue its tradition of protecting the great religious expression of its employees,” Dys told me.
I’m not quite sure why NASA is getting all worked up over a group of scientists and engineers who want to worship Jesus.
If they can worship the Almighty in Outer Space, they ought to be able to worship Him back on Earth.
After all, He is the Maker of Heaven and Earth.
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An Israeli Kabbalist (mystical rabbi) has claimed that he was informed from Heaven that the process of redemption has already begun. A recent video, released by Bible Codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, includes Bible Codes that appear to verify his statement. Glazerson opens the video with a translation of a powerful quote by contemporary Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Cohen.
Cohen is popularly known as The Chalban (The Milkman) because he works during the day in an Israeli dairy, making cheese. According to news reports in the Hebrew press, Cohen delivered a message in order to awaken the Jewish people to the imminent nature of the redemption. He said: “They told me from heaven that the process of salvation started today. You now have the opportunity to board the train of redemption. We don’t know how long it will take, but dear brothers, you have to know that the process of redemption started, and because of it, the troubles do not stop.”
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Turkish president Erdogan has lashed out against Washington, saying the US should choose between Ankara and the Kurds as its partner. The Turkish leader fiercely criticized the US government after Washington sent an envoy to the city of Kobani controlled by Syrian Kurds.
The US government sent the envoy led by Brett McGurk to Kobani in Northern Syria to speak with representatives of the military wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).
Ankara considers the PYD a terrorist organization, because of its alleged affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers Party — which is outlawed in Turkey. According to the Turkish government, the fact that the Syrian Kurds are fighting against Daesh doesn't disqualify them from being terrorists.
Meanwhile, analysts suggest the visit of the US representative to Kobani has escalated tensions between the United States and Turkey, which disagree on the way Ankara treats the Syrian Kurds.
According to US officials, as cited by the Wall Street Journal, Ankara’s hostility towards Kurds is putting more strain on Turkey’s relations with the US. In particular, it undermines efforts to boost operationsagainst Daesh and hampers the process of peace settlement to the Syrian conflict.
Jordi Tejel, academic expert on the Kurdish movement, an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Exeter, told Radio Sputnik that Washington will continue to support the Kurds, while at the same time trying to convince Ankara to start cooperation with its longtime rival.
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