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Date: March 17, 2016

Bible Verse of the Day: Romans 15:13

Bible Verse of the Day

Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

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World’s Largest Reinsurer Munich Re stashes gold and cash to counter negative rates

German reinsurer Munich Re is boosting its gold and cash reserves in the face of the punishing negative interest rates from the European Central Bank, it said on Wednesday.

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U.S. Oil Companies Cut 100,000 Jobs to Survive Slump

The U.S. oil and gas industry, once a bright spot for the country’s economy, are employing the fewest workers since before the financial crisis. More than 100,000 jobs have disappeared in two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Worldwide, there have been more than 265,000 layoffs since oil prices began tumbling in late 2014, according to Airswift, a workforce solutions provider that helps companies find workers.

Source: U.S. Oil Companies Cut 100,000 Jobs to Survive Slump – Bloomberg Business

Iran Warns of ‘Armageddon’ in Syria Without Peace Deal

WEB Notes: That has to be one of the most over used terms in the news today, “Armageddon” and most people have no clue what it is really about. If you want to talk about death and destruction it isn’t coming to Syria, it arrived several years ago.

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Newsflash To Fed: Retirement Is Impossible With Negative Rates

WEB Notes: What always amazes me is how anyone can honestly think the Federal Reserve is stupid. They are not stupid, they are not dumb. They are not making “bad” economic decisions or mistakes. They are making economic decisions to destroy your nation.

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“It’s disappointing:” Kohl’s store in Brown Deer one of 18 underperforming stores to close

WEB Notes: Aside from the economy, with online shopping becoming more popular and now overnight delivery available for a nominal fee, more and more stores will be going away. Our world is going to transform rapidly over the next 10-20 years.

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Lead taints drinking water in hundreds of schools, day cares across USA

WEB Notes: Look how easily they lay this aside. Everyone thinks government has their best interest at heart. Think again. For the record, government is not the problem, big government on the other hand is.

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Rich countries have a $78 trillion pension problem

WEB Notes: Not only do the governments of the world take far more than their fair share of our money through taxation, they take it through social programs like these. Even though most of us will never see a dime of it. We pay taxes essentially when they inflate our currency. We pay taxes at the gas pump, in the grocery store and the best of all… You pay taxes on the used car/home you bought even though taxes were paid for it when it was new. That home you think you own, stop paying property taxes and see how long you own it. All of these things have caused an enormous burden on people and will no doubt make it tough to retire.

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Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

President Barack Obama imposed sweeping new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday intended to further isolate the country’s leadership after recent actions by Pyongyang that have been seen by Washington and its allies as provocative.

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Foreign governments dump U.S. debt at record rate

In a bid to raise cash, foreign central banks and government institutions sold $57.2 billion of U.S. Treasury debt and other notes in January, according to figures released on Tuesday. That is up from $48 billion in December and the highest monthly tally on record going back to 1978.

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Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope With Electricity Crisis

The government has rationed electricity and water supplies across the country for months and urged citizens to avoid waste as Venezuela endures a prolonged drought that has slashed output at hydroelectric dams. The ruling socialists have blamed the shortage on the El Nino weather phenomena and “sabotage” by their political foes, while critics cite a lack of maintenance and poor planning.

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