The Oilprice has declined along with the stock market but Opec leaders agreed to cut production of 1,5 bpd with Russia support as Coronavirus hits demand. At the same time we have 2 and 10 year treasury yield below 1 percent. Investors are not shure how to react to the Coronavirus. A virus that usually has mild or no symptoms at all, according to experts.
Opec members will cut 1,0 mil bpd and its non-Opec allies (led by Russia) will cut by 0,5 mil bpd instead. This is interesting as we look towards OPEC talks on Friday. OPEC will hold a press conference on Friday after the OPEC meeting.
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews.
But they were not alone. In addition to 6 million Jews, the Nazis killed 11 million others. All this done by the Nazis and its collaborators. On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Russian Red Army. That sounds a bit strange because the Russian Red Army was the Communists.
In a second speech at the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Forum last week, where 46 world leaders gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Putin highlighted the fact that som 40% of the victims of the Holocaust were Soviet-Jews who were murdered in German-occupied Soviet territories.
Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.
It rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an event and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origion or religious belief.
Resolution 60/7 and the International Holocaust Day was an initiative of the State of Israel. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel Silvan Shalom, was the head of the delegation of Israel to the United Nations.
The essence of the text lies in its twofold approach; one that deals with the memory and remembrance of those who were massacred during the Holocaust, and the other with educating future generations of its horrors.
On 19 January 2008, Ban Ki-Moon said; The International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is thus a day on which we must rassert our commitment to human rights.
We must also go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today`s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples may enjoy the protection and rights for which the United Nations stands.
6 million Jews were killed, but 11 million others were also killed, but few pay much attention to that. Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice is a collective action against antisemitism and other forms of bias to ensure respect for the dignity and human rights of all people everywhere.
This is happening 75 years after the end of World War II, but also in a time were there are so much HATE and so much BIAS around the world. How can you get rid of all the hate and bias if you see the worst of it in the media? Among journalists and politicians. If you have it on top, you`ll have at the bottom.
We see religious intolerance, incitement, harassment and violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origion or religious beliefs every day. But something is about to change. For year, people in the U.S didn`t say Merry Christmas. They said; Happy holiday, but that changed in December last year thanks to Trump. A group of Ant-Christ people have risen for years in the U.S. Is that about to change now?
It is a Conservative trend going on. Not only in the U.S but also in some countries in Europe. Prime Minister Victor Orbàn is a member of the Calvinist Hungarian Reformed Church, while his wife and their five children are Roman Catholics.
Right Wing Viktor Orbàn is a defender of Christianity, and he links the persecution of Christians in other parts of the globe to the increasing hostality towards mainstream Christianity in Europe. A «mysterious force seals the lips,» he asserts, not only of politicians in the West to this persecution, but also of most of those in the media. Is there, in fact, as he also believes, an «organized and wide-ranging attack on European culture and civilization»?
He wonders why so much European countries have been targeted by Islamist attack and why other countries have not been targeted at all. Hungary, the host nation for the second World Conference on Persecuted Christians, and still the only nation in the world to have a specific governmental ministry devoted to the assistance of persecuted Christians everywhere, is regularly attacked by the European elites.
Orbàn said in a speech which should be seen as a clarion call for European renewal, stated that the «key» to Hungary`s survival over the last 1100 years was the adoption of Christianity, meaning of course, Catholicism, by the great Hungarian king St. Stephen. This was a «spiritual rebirth and a true conversion.»
One answer or significant piece of evidence to affirm his contention goes back to deliberate omission from the European Constitution of the foundational place of Christianity in the formation of all that is meant by the term «Europe.»
At the time, St. John Paul, and then his successors, pointed out the grave danger this «forgetfulness» would bring to the future of Europe. Both Popes Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have spoken of the «spiritual vacuum» at the heart of secular Europe; a vacuum will eventually be filled and, as the demographics of Europe shift via massive immigration, what will fill the vacuum will be islam.
The curious marriage between radical Islam and the secular liberalism of the elites in Europe is, at least on the surface, difficult to comprehend, but if Orbàn is correct and it is essentially an attack on European culture and civilization, the ugly union becomes more obvious.
On a spiritual level, secularism and radical Islam hate the cross and the victory it signifies. European civilization and culture is, or was, inescapably a Christian culture, and the hatred for that culture and history is almost a hallmark of the left.
The policies of the Orbàn government is to promote family, Christianity, and authentic Hungarian culture which is so relentlessly condemned by the empty vessels who direct the European Union, which is the most hostile agency in Europe towards orthodox Christianity.
«Citadel of Christian freedom,» is leading the way to save European civilization, Budapest spokesperson said, and Hilaire Belloc so prophetically said; «either Europe will return to the Faith or she will perish.»
Victor Orbàn has in recent years postulated a political and state model; it has constructed a Christian democratic state, and this model works with huge success, he said. The model rests on three pillars: the family, the nation and Christian freedom. He said a family is a union between a man and a woman, adding that every child has the right to a father and a mother. He acknowledged steps Hungary`s government has taken to support families, but said there are still too few children being born.
He said nations are supreme and cannot be forced under the laws of any kind of global government. That is an irreplaceable value which must be defended, he added.
We can see the same conservative trend in Poland were the Polish Bishops and President Duda declared Jesus Christ King of Poland. In 2016, the Catholic Bishops of Poland in the presence of President Andrzei Duda and many Catholic pilgrims, officially recognized Jesus Christ as the King of Poland and called upon Him to rule over their nation, its people and their political leaders.
«Immortal King of Ages Lord Jesus Christ, our God and Savior,» they declared at the ceremony, «bowing our heads before you, King of the Universe, we acknowledge Thy dominion over Poland, those living in our homeland and throughout the world. Wishing to worship the majesty of Thy power and glory, with great faith and love, we cry out: Rule us, Christ!»
This is similar to what Trump and his administration stands for; God given rights. It is also the opposite of what the godless Communists in China stands for; nothing above the CCP. But the moral leader of the world must be Putin.
«We are no longer a Christian nation», Obama said to Putin a few year ago. Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Obama`s assessment in a 2013 keynote speech, criticizing Western countries for having «moved» away from their roots, including Christian values.»
Putin is a supporter of Christian values and stand side by side with the Orthodox Church in Russia. «Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multichild family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation,» he added.
So, here we are. 75 years after Auschwitz in Poland. A symbol of terror, genocide and the Shoah. Thousands of years after Jesus was killed by dark forces from Rome. A jewish man who tried to build a stable society with his 10 commandments like; (4) “Honor thy father and mother” and (5) “Thou shalt not kill.”
According to Exodus in the Old Testament, God issued his own set of laws (the Ten Commandments) to Moses on Mount Sinai. In Catholicism, the Ten Commandments are considered divine law because God himself revealed them. And because they were spelled out specifically with no room for ambiguity, they`re also positive law. Hence they`re also known as divine positie law.
The Church doesn`t see the Ten Commandments as arbitrary rules and regulations from the man upstairs but as commandments for protection. Obey them and eternal happiness is yours. Disobey them and suffer the consequences.
On Monday 27 January 2020, 15:30 CET, you can see live broadcast of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland.
Iran is the no.1 state sponsor of terror and according to president Trump, Soleimani was a monster. Obama was taking out Osama Bin Laden and everybody said is was OK, but there is hysteria because Trump was taking out Soleimani who was a dangerous terrorist.
When Osama Bin Laden was taken out, oil prices did spike before it declined again, and we see the same situation now. But there is one thing that makes this case different. America has become the nr.1 exporter of oil, and that is a game changer.
Soleimani was designated as a terrorist by the U.S and the EU for his alleged involvement in attacks that led to the deaths of American troops stationed abroad. The entity he led, the Quds Force is considered a terrorist arganization by Canada, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and The U.S.
Soleimani supported Hezbollah in Lebanon and helped bolster the government of Bashar al-Assad, a key Iranian ally, during Irans operations in the Syrian Civil War. He also helped to plan the Russian military intervention in Syria. Some countries in Europe are also supporting Hezbollah.
Hezbollah allies are Iran, Syria, Russia, Lebanon, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. They also get support from Amal Movement, Houthis and Hamas. Hezbollah was founded in the early 1980`s as part of an Iranian effort to aggregate a variety of militant Lebanese Shia group into a unified organization.
Hezbollah acts as a proxy for Iran in the ongoing Iran-Israel proxy conflict. Hezbollah was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harass Israel. Its leaders were followers of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Hezbollah`s military strength has grown so significantly that its paramilitary wing is considered more powerful than the Lebanese Army, and they organized volunteers who fought on the Bosnian side during the Bosnian War.
Since 2012, Hezbollah has helped the Syrian government during the Syrian civil war in its fight against the Syrian opposition, which Hezbollah has described as a Zionist plot and a «Wahhabi-Zionist conspiracy» to destroy its alliance with Assad against Israel. It has deployed its militia in both Syria and Iraq to fight or train local forces to fight against ISIL.
ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Officially known as Islamic State (IS). Also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh.
ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
The group has been designated a terrorist organization by the United Nations. ISIL is widely known for its videos of beheadings and other types of executions of both soldiers and civilians, including journalists and aid workers, and its destruction of cultural heritage sites.
The United Nations holds ISIL responsible for committing human rights abuses, genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. ISIL committed ethnic cleansing on a historic and unprecedented scale in northern Iraq.
Their ideology is Islamic nationalism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-imperialism, Shia Jihad, Khomeinism, Anti-West and Antisemitism. Their religion is Shia Islam. Trump said he is trying to stop a war. Not to start a war. Huh. Is he trying to stop Islamic globalism?
Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at session highs amid tensions with Iran.
Russia is a big country, but like many other countries, it also has a dark side; The Communists. Lenin killed Tsar Nicholas II and his family and stole the country. A story most of the Russians aren`t proud of. The Communists was the worst terrorist organization ever. What they did was big crime.
The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II on 15 March 1917 as a result of the February Revolution ended 304 years of Romanov rule, establishing the Russian Republic under the Russian Provisional Government in the lead up to the Russian Civil War.
In 1918, the Tsar and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks and the 47 surviviors of the House of Romanov`s 65 members went into exile abroad. (If you are interested in that story you can watch it on Netflix).
Putin are interested in the history of
the Tsar family called Romanov and want to celebrate what they
started hundreds of years ago. What Lenin and his army did was crime
and that is nothing to celebrate.
That`s why Putin in 2005 created Unity
Day, also called Day of People`s Unity or National Unity Day in
Russia which is a national holiday held on November 4.
It commemorates the popular uprising
which expelled Polish-Lithuanian occupation forces from Moscow in
November 1612, and more generally the end of the Time of Troubles and
turning point of the Polish-Muscovite War (1605-1618).
The day`s neme alludes to the idea that
all classes of Russian society united to preserve Russian statehood
when there was neither a tsar nor a patriarch to guide them. In 1613
tsar Mikhail Romanov instituted a holiday named «Day of Moscow`s
Liberation from Polish Invaders».
It was celebrated in the Russian Empire
until 1917, when it was replaced with a commemoration of the Russian
Unity Day was reinstitued by the
Russian Federation in 2005, when the events of the year 1612 have
been celebrated instead of those of 1917 every November 4 since. The
day is also the feast day of the Russian Orthodox icon of Our Lady of
The holiday replaced the Day of Accord
and Reconciliation, established by former President Boris Yeltsin
following the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was itself a
replacement for Revolution Day. Huh….what a mess.
President Vladimir Putin reestablished
the holiday in order to replace the commemoration of the October
Revolution, known as the Day of Great October Socialist Revolution
during Soviet period and as the Day of Accord and Conciliation in
post-Soviet times, which formerly took place on November 7.
Putin`s decision angered some sections
of the public, particularly the Communist Party, who continued with
celebrations on November 7. Putins`s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin took
a limited action of changing the name of the holiday, by completely
removing it. It goes back and forth.
So, after Lening and his criminal
gangsters killed the Romanov family and overthrow the centuries -old
monarchy, Russia emerged from a civil war in 1921 as the newly formed
Soviet Union. The World`s first Marxist-Communist state. It became
one of the biggest and powerful nations in the world until it
collapsed in 1991.
The United Socialist Soviet Republic
(U.S.S.R), was made up of 15 Soviet republics; Ukraine, Uzbekistan,
Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia,
Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Russia, Moldova, Rajikistan and Turkmenistan.
They were occupying nearly one-sixth of Earth`s land surface.
Radical Leftists revolutionaries
overthrew Russia`s Tsar Nicholas II and ended centuries of Romanov
rule and that was the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
The Communists called the Bolsheviks established a socialist state.
The civil war started and it was a war
between the Communists and the Capitalists. The Red Army was backed
by the Bolshevik government. They defeated the White Army backed by a
large group of monarchists, capitalists and supporters of other forms
The Bolshevik`s had a secret police
called Cheka in a periode known as Red Terror. They carried out a
campaign of mass execution against supporters of the czarist regime
and against Russia`s upper classes.
But Lenin past away in 1924 and Joseph
Stalin came to power. The dictator ruled by terror with a series of
brutal policies, which left millions of his own citizens dead. Stalin
transformed Soviet Union from an agrarian society to an industrial
and military superpower.
Stalin had a lot of plans, and focused
on collectivizing agriculture and rapid industralization. Before
World War II, Stalin enforced the collectivization of the
agricultural sector. Rural peasants were forced to join colective
People that owned land or livestock
were stripped of their holdings, and hundreds of higher-income
farmers, called kulaks, were executed and their property confiscated.
The Communists believed that consolidating individually owned farms
into a series of large state-run collective farms would increase
agricultural productivity. But the opposite was true.
The productivity dropped and this led
to a devastating food shortages. Millions died during the Great
Famine of 1932-1933. The U.S.S.R denied the Great Famine in many
The Ukrainian famine (Holodomor) is
also known as «starvation» and «to inflict death,» claimed the
lives of nearly 4 million people. That`s 13 percent of the
population. At that time, it was many protesters, and like other
Communists in this world, the dictator didn`t like that.
Stalin eliminated all opposition to his
leadership by terrorizing Communist Party officials and other public
through his secret police. This is how a totalitarian policestate is
600,000 Soviet citizens were executed
during the height of Stalin`s terror campaign known as the Great
Purge between 1936 and 1938. Millions of people in Soviet were
deported, or imprisoned in forced labor camps, also known as Gulags.
Soviet defeated Nazi-Germany at the end
of World War II, but Americans and British feared the spread of
communism into Western Europe and worldwide. So what did they do?
In 1949, the United States, Canada and
its European allies formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO). They formed an alliance between countries of the Western bloc
and NATO was a political show of force against the U.S.S.R and its
The Communists didn`t like that, so the
Soviet Union in 1955 consolidated power among Eastern bloc countries
under a rival alliance called the Warsaw Pact, and that started the
The Cold War would persist in varous
forms until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and it was a power
struggle waged on political, economic and propaganda fronts between
the Eastern and Western blocs.
But Stalin past away in 1953, and
Nikita Khrushchev rose to power. He became Communist Party secretary
in 1953 and premier in 1958. This is the man John F Kenndy had a lot
of meeting with. Why? Khrushchev installed nuclear weapons just 90
miles from Florida`s coast in Cuba. He instigated the Cuban Missile
Crisis in 1962.
Khrushchev made a lot of refoms that
made Soviet society less repressive. He criticized Stalin for
arresting and deporting opponents and took steps to raise living
conditions, freed many political prisoners, lossened artistic
censorship and closed Gulag labor camps in a time called
Deteriorating relations between the
Soviet Union and neighboring China and food shortages across the
U.S.S.R eroded Khrushchev`s legitimacy in the eyes of the Communist
party leadership. Members of the Communist Party removed Khrushchev
from office in 1964.
Later on, another communist party
politician rose to power. Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985. He
introduced two sets of policies he hoped would reform the political
system and help U.S.S.R become a more prosperous and productive
nation. These policies were called Glasnost and Perestroika.
Glasnost was a plan for political
openness. It adressed personal restrictions of the Soviet people.
Glasnost eliminated remaining traces of Stalinìst repression, such
as banning of books. Newspapers could criticize the government, and
parties other than the Communist Party could participate in
Perestroika was a plan for economic
restructuring. Soviet Union began to move toward a hybrid
communist-capitalist system. (This system is more like the system we
see in China today). The communists created a committee called
Politburo. They would still control the direction of the economy, but
the government would allow market forces to dictate some production
and deveopment decisions.
Gorbachev came to power only 6 years
before Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It started in the 1960`s when
the Communists Party elite gained wealth and power while millions of
average Soviet citizens face starvation. Soviet citizens didn`t have
basic needs such as clothing and shoes.
The divide between the extreme wealth
of the Politburo and the poverty of Soviet citizens created a
backlash from younger people who didn`t like the Communist Party`s
ideology as their parents had. On top of that, Soviet faced foreign
attack on the economy.
President Ronald Reagan isolated the
Soviet economy in the 80`s from the rest of the world and helped
drive the oil prices down to the lowest level. When the gas revenue
dropped, the U.S.S.R began to lose its hold on Eastern Europe.
Gorbachev`s reforms didn`t work well
and did more to hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union than to help
it. They started to lose control over the Soviet people and that was
the beginning of a new movement in the Soviet satellites of Eastern
In 1989, a political revolution started
in Poland and that spread to other countries that led to the toppling
of the Berlin Wall. On Saturday it is 30 year since the destruction
of the wall that divided Berlin physically and ideologically from
1961 to 1989.
By the end of 1989, the U.S.S.R had
come apart at the seams. An unsuccessful coup by Communist Party
hard-liners in August 1991 sealled the Soviet Union`s fate by
diminishing Gorbachev`s power and propelling democratic forces, led
by Boris Yeltsin to the forefront of Russian politics.
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin rose to power,
and served ass the president of Russia until 1999. Though a Communist
Party member for much of his life, he came to believe in both
democratic and free market reforms, and played an instrumental role
in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was the
first freely elected leader in Russia`s 1,000-year history. He became
well known for railing against corruption and fired hundreds of
Gorbachev`s Glasnost and Perestroika
program had hoped to change but not destroy the Soviet Union, but he
resigned on December 25, 1991, and 6 days later the Soviet Union
officially dissolved and was replaced by a political weak
Commonwealth of Independent State that Yeltsin had established along
with his counterparts in Ukraine and Belarus.
With the Soviet Union out of the way,
Yeltsin eliminated most price controls, privatized a slew of major
state assets, allowed for the ownership of prive property and
otherwise emraced free market principles.
Under his watch, a stock exchange,
commodities exchange and private banks all came into being. As
president, Yeltsin broke from his Soviet predecessors by generally
supporting freedom of the press, permitting public criticism and
letting Western popular culture seep into the country.
After surviving impeachment
proceedings, Yeltsin disbanded the communist-dominated parliament in
September 1993 and called for elections to a new legislature.
A new man came to power. Vladimir Putin
rose to power when Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation on
December 31, 1999. Yeltsin handed off power to Putin, his chosen
successor and the last of his prime ministers, who granted him
immunity from prosecution. Since 1 January 2000, Vladimir Putin has
been Russia`s president. And he is very popular.
Putin is considered to be the most
powerful leader in the world and his Unity Day is the beginning of a
new era in Russia. Unity Day calls for tolerance between various
ethnic and religious groups in the Russian Federation.
The Romanov family was backed by the
Orthodox Church and so are Vladimir Putin. Lenin and his terrorist
group of Communists killed thousands of priests and burned and bombed
hundreds of churches in Russia. We can now see what values Putin
There are some pople that don`t like
Putin, but they are few. And they are Nationalists. On the Unity Day
they are marching in Moscow and it`s called «Russian Marches.» But
the Nationalist marches have been losing popularity in recent years.
Last year, only 400 people turned up and that is down from 25,000 in
Unity Day, held on November 4, was established in 2005 by President Vladimir Putin as a replacement for Soviet-era commemorations of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
“I think that the fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever,” Corey Lewandowski said in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday this week.
Lewandowski became Trumps campaign manager in 2015 and his salary was $20,000 per month. Lewandowskis motto as Trump`s campaign manager was “Let Trump be Trump”, those words appeared on his office white board.
Lewandowski is of Eastern European and French-Canadian descent og he graduated in 1991 from Lowell Catholich High School. He received a master`s degree in political science from American University in Washington, DC, in 1997.
He graduated from the New Hampshire police academy in 2006 and worked from 2006 to 2010 as a seasonal marine patrol officer trainee with the New Hampshire State Police. In 2008, he began working for Americans for Prosperity, a Koch brothers-backed advocacy group.
The Democrats lost the 2016 election and blame on a Russia collusion story. Some crazy people impeached former president Bill Clinton because he had an affair with a women and now they want to impeach president Donald Trump. How much time and taxpayer money are they gonna spend on this?