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The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Officially Descending Upon America

  • The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Officially Descending upon America
    by , http://theantimedia.org/
    (ANTIMEDIA) Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipated “retail apocalypse,” as Business Insider describes it. The outlet reports that over the next couple months, more than 3,500 stores are expected to close:

    Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart are among the companies shutting down stores, along with middle-of-the-mall chains like Crocs, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Guess.”

    Some stores, like Bebe and The Limited, are closing all of their locations to focus more on online sales. Other larger chains, like JC Penney, are “aggressively paring down their store counts to unload unprofitable locations and try to staunch losses,Business Insider notes. Sears and K-Mart are following a similar trajectory moving forward.

    Sears is shutting down 150 Sears and Kmart locations, about 10% of their shops. JCPenney is shutting down 138 stores, about 14% of their total locations. These closures are the consequence of several different factors. First, the United States has more shopping mall square footage per person than other parts of the world. In America, retailers reserve 23.5 square feet per person; in Canada and Australia, the countries with the second- and third-most space have 16.4 and 11.1, respectively.

    Another reason retail brick and mortars are failing is the growth of e-commerce. Between 2010 and 2013, visits to shopping malls declined 50%, according to data from real estate research firm Cushman and Wakefield. Meanwhile, online sales from huge online outposts, like Amazon, have exploded. Back in 2015, Forbes observed this trend:

    Earlier this year, the stock market value of Amazon.com surpassed that of Walmart, a turn of events that many saw as indicative of how badly brick-and-mortar big box retailers have lagged behind in building up their e-commerce.”

    Walmart is now hustling to bridge the gap, pouring billions into its tech to claw back some market share. Target, also a laggard, is similarly spending as much on tech as on its 1,800 stores. Both those companies, though, generate digital sales that are still only a small percentage of total sales, and a fraction of Amazon’s.”

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Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian Teenager in Ramallah

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Israeli soldiers have fatally shot a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian health officials say three other people were also wounded after Israeli troops opened fire on their car in the city of Ramallah. Israeli military claims that the Palestinian men threw fire bombs at Jewish people. The death puts at 285 the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli regime since October 2015 when Tel Aviv stepped up its crackdown in the occupied territories.

Jewish Racism! Israeli reactions to the kidnap and murder of teenage Palestinian Mohammed Khadir, in a so-called ‘revenge’ attack that saw the boy forced to drink petrol and burned alive!

https://twitter.com/Palestinianism/status/489462448303640576/photo/1

4 Palestinian children playing football on the beach killed by IDF. Click on image to goto Twitter.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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Israel Prepares for New Offensive on Gaza. The Fulfillment of Revelation 12 is Near!

http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/israeli-prepares-new-offensive-gaza/

23 Sept 2017 is approaching rapidly. The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/2000-reservists-train-for-war-in-gaza-with-surprise-drill/

23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-fulfilment-of-revelation-12-the-plan-to-force-palestinians-into-sinai/

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible!
Remember: Revelation 12:6 (CEV) 6 The woman ran into the desert to a place that God had prepared for her. There she would be taken care of for one thousand two hundred sixty days.”
The Sinai peninsula is a desert. Click on image for article!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/08/israelis-warm-to-a-palestinian-state-carved-out-of-egypt/#

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible!
Remember: Revelation 12:6 (CEV) 6 The woman ran into the desert to a place that God had prepared for her. There she would be taken care of for one thousand two hundred sixty days.”
The Sinai peninsula is a desert. Click on image for article!

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161024-lieberman-next-gaza-war-will-be-the-last/

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https://jpupdates.com/2017/02/14/minister-says-netanyahu-will-push-trump-for-palestinian-state-in-egypt/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastobserver.org/2017/02/15/israeli-minister-says-netanyahu-trump-will-push-for-a-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

23 Sept 2017 is approaching rapidly! Click on image for article.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/israeli-minister-says-netanyahu-and-trump-to-discuss-palestinian-state-in-sinai-and-gaza/

The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is imminent. 23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. Click on image for article.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Benjamin-Netanyahu-Palestinian-State-Sinai-Gaza/2017/02/14/id/773516/

The fulfillment of Rev. 12 is near. 23 Sept 2017 is approaching rapidly. Click on image for article.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/minister-claims-netanyahu-trump-will-push-for-palestinian-state-in-sinai/

23 Sept 2017 is rapidly approaching. The fulfillment of Revelation 12 is almost here. Click on image for article.

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Google Director’s Push for Computers Inside Human Brains Is ‘Anti-Christ,’ ‘Human Rights Abuse,’ Theologians Explain

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/inside-google-hq-what-does-the-future-hold-for-the-company-whose-visionary-plans-include-implanting-a-chip-in-our-brains-8714487.html

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+13%3A16-18&version=NKJV

  • Google is, of course, No Such Agency which is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network!
  • Google Director’s Push for Computers Inside Human Brains Is ‘Anti-Christ,’ ‘Human Rights Abuse,’ Theologians Explain
    by BRANDON SHOWALTER, http://www.christianpost.com/
    Google’s director of engineering is saying implanting computers “inside our brains” is upon us, words theologians and Christian bioethicists consider a “slap in the face” to Christ and would result in horrific human rights violations.

    According to the Daily Mail, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist who works on Google’s machine learning project, said at the South by Southwest conference taking place this week in Austin, Texas, that by the year 2029, technological “singularity” will be achieved, the complete merging of human and computer intelligence.

    By that time “computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview with South by Southwest. “That leads to computers having human intelligence, our putting them inside our brains, connecting them to the cloud, expanding who we are.” The joining together of human beings and computer technology at this level, he maintained, will make people “funnier,” “sexier,” and will “exemplify all the things that we value in humans to a greater degree.”

    But bioethicists and theologians who spoke with The Christian Post could not disagree more fervently.

    Fay Voshell, an award-winning theologian who earned her Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and writes regularly for The American Thinker, said that these tech honchos would have an outrageous level of control over humanity should this ever happen.

    “A technological elite comprised of demi-gods who decide how the rest of us think and act by programming us may well result in abuse and deformations as severe as those depicted in The Island of Dr. Moreau or Frankenstein,” Voshell said in a CP interview Thursday.

    “What tech geniuses would like to insert dumb chips into the neo cortexes of people, making them subhuman slaves?” she asked.

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https://www.rt.com/business/377307-jim-rogers-currency-control-cash/

The plan to microchip everyone with RFID ‘666’ is being implemented now. Click on image for article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3425817/The-Bermudan-postbox-numbered-666-funnels-30BILLION-Google-s-profits.html

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http://www.salon.com/2014/11/16/googles_secret_nsa_alliance_the_terrifying_deals_between_silicon_valley_and_the_security_state/

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https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2372591/Google-planning-micro-chip-peoples-brains-Engineering-boss-says-sci-fi-style-technology-begin-helping-disabled-people-control-wheelchairs.html

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http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/14/x-darpa-director-google-exec-pushes-microchipping-human-beings/

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Israeli Education Minister: Next Lebanon War Must Target Civilians

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/10/israeli-education-minister-next-lebanon-war-must-target-civilians/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://rt.com/news/255453-israeli-soldiers-gaza-war/

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http://www.thenation.com/article/206945/anyone-you-see-you-shoot-israeli-soldiers-recall-2014-gaza-war?#

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/fire-at-every-person-you-see-israeli-soldiers-reveal-they-were-ordered-to-shoot-to-kill-in-gaza--even-if-the-targets-may-have-been-civilians-10223427.html

To Zionist claims of self defence, I say: “Self defence My Ass!” This is the continued genocide and ethnic cleansing of the semitic Palestinian people for the past 67+ years. Click on image for article.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4652455,00.html

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.604653

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BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It

https://twitter.com/ZeroPointNow/status/844807289622061056/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fnews%2F2017-03-22%2Fbombshell-cia-whistleblower-leaked-proof-trump-under-systematic-illegal-government-s

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  • BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It
    by ZeroPointNow, http://www.zerohedge.com
    The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under “incidental surveillance,” Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring them to pursue the claims and evidence presented under oath at a Washington DC FBI Field Office by his client – CIA / NSA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who Klayman claims “holds the keys to disproving the false claims…   …that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped”

    When Montgomery attempted to deliver this information through the appropriate channels two years ago, the former CIA and NSA contractor wasn’t given the time of day:

    [W]hen Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was “blown off;” no one wanted to even hear what he had to say.

    As a result, Montgomery went to attorney and FreedomWatch founder Larry Klayman – who then approached the FBI: 

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https://twitter.com/ZeroPointNow/status/844807384929263616/photo/1

https://twitter.com/ZeroPointNow/status/844807504374640641/photo/1

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Putin: The Russian President Says Something About The New World Order That Western Media Won’t Air

http://www.infowars.com/

  • Putin: The Russian President Says Something About The New World Order That Western Media Won’t Air 
    by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, via http://www.lewrockwell.com/
    George Orwell once said that “in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Since he offered those words decades ago, we have seen deceit become a pervasive and global problem, where the general public really has no clue what is happening around the world. The truth is, we live in a world of secrecy, and many prominent figures throughout history have been trying to tell us this for years. Even President Theodore Roosevelt warned us of the secret government, revealing that “behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”  (source)

    (And he’s not the only one. You can see similar quotes in a previous article we published here.)

    More people became aware of the world of secrecy when Edward Snowden, a former intelligence contractor, leaked the very first documentation that proved the existence of clandestine black budget operations. These programs go far beyond surveillance and have no oversight from Congress. (You can read more about that topic here.)

    To become aware of these hidden truths, one must be curious about our world and capable of thinking critically. It’s hard to know who to trust, especially when it comes to international politics. Personally, I examine information and go with what resonates with me; after that, I can look at what different politicians are saying, determine how it fits in with everything I’ve looked at, and connect the dots accordingly.

    When it comes to geopolitics, things have become quite clear within the past few years for many, and there is a general consensus among many political leaders and academics that, for a long time, there has been a deliberate manipulation of the opinions of the masses, and that those who manipulate this “unseen mechanism, constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power” of global geopolitics. Our minds are “molded, our tastes formed” and our ideas are “suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” (Edward Bernays)

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http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/snowden-and-greenwald-the-men-who-leaked-the-secrets-20131204?page=4

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Steve Quayle Q-Cast: Rockefeller’s Control of the Media and the NWO’s Hand Revealed!

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

This Satanic symbol has nothing to do with King David, the greatest king of Israel. It is the Satanic Hexagram from which we get the word ‘Hex’ ie. to curse or cast a spell ! Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140125085955/http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jews-do-control-the-media/

The original has been removed from the website. Click on image to goto the backup copy on the wayback machine archive.

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Klayman Announces That Disclosures Of Nunes Over Trump Surveillance Was “Just Tip Of The Iceberg”

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/john-f-kennedy-we-are-opposed-around-the-world-by-a-monolithic-and-ruthless-conspiracy-secret-societies-rule-the-world/

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BREAKING: PROOF Of Trump Surveillance Exposed By Nunes | Hannity Fox News 3/22/17

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Potential ‘Smoking Gun’ Showing Obama Administration Spied on Trump Team, Source Says

  • Potential ‘Smoking Gun’ Showing Obama Administration Spied on Trump Team, Source Says
    by , http://www.foxnews.com/
    Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

    The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

    The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

    The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.

    Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.

    Because Nunes’s intelligence came from multiple sources during a span of several weeks, and he has not shared the actual materials with his committee colleagues, he will be the only member of the panel in a position to know whether the NSA has turned over some or all of the intelligence he is citing. However, Fox News was told Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had been briefed on the basic contents of the intelligence described by Nunes.

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How the CIA Plants News Stories in the Media

  • Published on Mar 22, 2017
    TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22238 

    [NOTE: This video was produced for BoilingFrogsPost.com on September 30, 2011. It is being made available in its entirety here for the first time.]

    It is no longer disputed that the CIA has maintained an extensive and ongoing relationship with news organizations and journalists, and multiple, specific acts of media manipulation have now been documented. But as long as the public continues to ignore the influence of intelligence agencies in shaping or even fabricating news stories, the agency will continue to be able to set the policy that drives the American war machine at will.

http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=20355

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Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)

  • Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency!
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    NSA Partner in Crime? Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Auto-Spying Can’t Be Disabled
  • Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)
    by Mac Slavo, http://www.SHTFplan.com
    Yesterday we reported that an international group of hackers claim they have breached Apple’s iCloud user database and stolen 300 million usernames and passwords. The group has threatened to initiate a widespread factory reset on April 7th, 2017, potentially wiping out data on tens of millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts should Apple fail to pay a ransom.

    But that breach by nefarious hackers, while serious, is nothing compared to what your trusted operating system provider may be doing on your personal computer.

    According to a recent report, if you are a Windows 10 user then every single keystroke you have ever typed on your computer may have been logged and sent to Microsoft.

    You know those nagging questions during the installation process that ask you whether or not you want to “help” improve Windows by sending data to Microsoft? If you happened to answer “yes” to one of these questions, or if you went with the Microsoft default installation, there is a real possibility that everything you have done on your computer from the get-go, including sending “secure” messages (because the keyboard logger captures your keystrokes before they appear in your secure messaging app), is now a part of a massive user database somewhere.

    There’s been heaps of controversy associated with Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 since it was launched, but the latest issue takes the cake – apparently Windows has been quietly logging every single keystroke users make on their keyboards from the beginning. Even better, that data is being constantly sent to Microsoft’s servers on a regular basis.
    Via IB Times

    It’s been reported that Microsoft has been using the data to improve artificial intelligence writing and grammar software, but it’s not clear what else they are doing with it.


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https://www.infowars.com/direct-nsa-partners-att-verizon-microsoft-cisco-ibm-oracle-intel-qualcomm-qwest-eds/

Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! Click on image for article.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/11/microsoft-nsa-collaboration-user-data

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http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/5/5263/1.html

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Question Is: When, Not If Collapse Will Occur | John Rubino

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017
    John Rubino joins Silver Doctors to sound the alarm the system is poised to collapse and could collapse at any time… Rubino discusses the rise of inflation and the emerging populist sentiment. Rising inflation around the world shows we are heading into a period of rising instability. While the rich are getting richer with rising asset prices, the average person is becoming frustrated with the broken system and turning away from the right/left dichotomy and towards populist candidates. But there’s nothing that can fix the broken system, Rubino says. Electing populist candidates doesn’t fix anything, it simply brings political instability to the already present economic instability.

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Keiser Report: Heading for Global War WW3

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/
    In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the racket that is war. In the second half Max talks to JP Sottile of NewsVandal.com about trumping Trump and howling at the Moonves: how corporate media raked in the big bucks pushing a reality TV star as president.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

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