Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core. Many of the quotes that you are about to read are from individuals that actually predicted the subprime mortgage meltdown and the financial crisis of 2008 ahead of time. So they have a track record of being right. Does that guarantee that they will be right about what is coming in 2014? Of course not. In fact, as you will see below, not all of them agree about exactly what is coming next. But without a doubt, all of their forecasts are quite ominous. The following are quotes from Harry Dent, Marc Faber, Gerald Celente, Mike Maloney, Jim Rogers and nine other respected economic experts about what they believe is coming in 2014 and beyond…
-Harry Dent, author of The Great Depression Ahead: “Our best long-term and intermediate cycles suggest another slowdown and stock crash accelerating between very early 2014 and early 2015, and possibly lasting well into 2015 or even 2016.
The worst economic trends due to demographics will hit between 2014 and 2019. The U.S. economy is likely to suffer a minor or major crash by early 2015 and another between late 2017 and late 2019 or early 2020 at the latest.” -Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report: “You have to say that we are again in a massive financial bubble in bonds, in equities, in [other] asset prices that have gone up dramatically.” -Gerald Celente: “Any self-respecting adult that hears McConnell, Reid, Boehner, Ryan, one after another, and buys this baloney… they deserve what they get. And as for the international scene… the whole thing is collapsing. That’s our forecast. We are saying that by the second quarter of 2014, we expect the bottom to fall out… or something to divert our attention as it falls out.” More
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A recent quake in the Tennessee Valley registered only as a 2.8 on the Richter scale, but are we underestimating the frequency or potential strengths of quakes in our area? ”It’s very disconcerting when the ground starts moving. And very impressive,” says Dr. Jonathan Mies, a geology professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The quake he recalls happened while on a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago. A native of the Chattanooga area, he says that 6.4 is no comparison to the tremor which struck our region Tuesday evening. The Scenic City falls in the East Tennessee Seismic Zone, stretching from northeast Alabama to western Virginia. It’s characterized by frequent, small quakes that are rarely felt. But some in recent decades have been destructive. ”One down near Ft. Payne and one west of Knoxville,” says Mies. They occurred in the 2000s and 1970s, respectively, and each measured 4.6. But prehistoric indications of much stronger quakes has been found in rock formations in the Tennessee Valley. These markings are called paleoseismites. ”They find paleoseismites to indicate that this seismic zone has produced large earthquakes, but before any sort of historical record,” explains Mies. Based on the distant and recent pasts, Mies believes history could repeat itself. ”On the time frame that a geologist considers, you would have to consider it’s capable of producing another large earthquake,” fears Mies. Something that concerns Chattanooga residents Amanda Krumnow and Patrick Jackson.
“We always hear about things on TV that can happen. We’re definitely concerned about our area,” says Jackson. ”Most people don’t have a game plan. I don’t have a game plan. What happens if there’s an earthquake?” questions Krumnow. A legitimate concern since it’s impossible to know when it may strike. ”It could happen soon or it could happen 100 years from now. 1000 years from now,” adds Mies. Mies also says that a dense network of additional seismometers has been used around the country the past few years. Right now some of them are in the Tennessee Valley. The hope is to gather more and more data on activity deep in the earth’s crust where most quakes in our area originate, as opposed to along a fault line. This may lead to the eventual possibility of predicting big quakes. WRCBTV.COM
BREAKING NEWS: Billy Graham’s grandson, Will Graham, has said the 95-year-old evangelist is close to going home to be with the Lord. Will Graham is the son of Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham. In an exclusive interview at Hosanna Christian Fellowship in Bellflower, Calif., last month, Will Graham spoke about his grandfather’s frail condition. “I saw my grandfather last week, and he is not doing well,” Graham said, according to Assist News Service. “He’s not suffering or anything. It’s just that old age has caught up to him and is sucking the life out of him.” Franklin Graham recently spoke about the declining health of his father. “My father’s health has declined quite a bit in the last few days,” Franklin Graham told the Charlotte station WSOC-TV Friday. “He hasn’t been able to get his strength back. Vitals are good. He’s just weak and at home.” Billy Graham turned 95 in November, just a month after a hospital visit for tests on his pulmonary system. He has suffered from respiratory problems for years.
Will Graham said though he can walk, he has been in a wheelchair for a long time because it is safer. “On Nov. 7 [with his "My Hope America With Billy Graham" outreach], he finished his race and up until that time, God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength and now, the only thing left is for him to come home,” Will Graham said. “God has removed His hand of protection, and old age has set in.” Franklin Graham requested prayers for his father this week. “Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him. He has been so encouraged by the release of his most recent book, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, that he immediately began work on another book about a subject that he feels God has laid on his heart. Only the Lord knows what is in store as we move forward in service to Him.” When asked how to pray for his grandfather, Will Graham replied, “I don’t know how to answer that anymore. I wish He would give him strength, but I don’t think he needs strength anymore. It’s time to go home.” Charisma
Why was Ronald Thomas Smith II, an American teaching at Benghazi’s International School, shot to death last Thursday in Libya, even as he “was looking forward to his first Christmas in the United States with his wife and toddler son?” Most Western media and analysts dismiss the killing as a random act of violence incited by a recent al Qaeda video. However, by connecting the dots and looking at precedence, it appears that Smith’s Christianity, specifically his talking about it among Muslims, was the motive behind the slaying. First consider two facts gleaned from the Associated Press report, “American killed in Benghazi remembered as ‘much loved teacher:’” 1) Smith once had plans to attend seminary, a place devoted to preparing Christians to share the gospel—a crime according to Islamic law (recall the Coptic Christians tortured and killed on the accusation that they were proselytizing in Libya); 2) according to his home church in Texas, “Ronnie’s [Smith’s] greatest desire was for peace and prosperity in Libya and for the people of Libya to have the joy of knowing God through Christ.”
Then there is the fact that Smith was a “much loved teacher”—a phrase that immediately, if not eerily, brings to mind another very similar story of another “much beloved” American teacher who was killed in the Islamic world for talking about Christianity. On March 1, 2012 in Iraq, Jeremiah Small—described as “beloved teacher and friend” was shot to death by a student, even “as he [Small] bent his head to pray at the start of a morning class. The 33-year-old teacher from Washington State took bullets to the head and chest and died at the scene.” According to students, “Mr. Jeremiah’s hands were still folded in prayer when he fell.” A day before the shooting “a heated discussion” broke out “during which the pupil threatened to kill the teacher because of conflicting religious views.” More