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Shark Infested Waters

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

 

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Exploitation of the poor and desperate is the focus of a recent PBS documentary.  I suspect that the only way they can get away with these documentaries is the fact that the number of viewers is low.  I have personally seen the result of banking’s “credit card trap”.  It ruins peoples’ lives, it breaks up marriages, and it damages the innocence of young children who are victims of these households.  Do the banks care if they are the instruments of destruction?  Apparently not.  This is just another aspect of the coming Divine judgment of America.

I was in banking in the 1970′s and learned every aspect of banking as a result of conducting “systems and standards” studies.  I would go into a department and work each job, observe each job, technology, and flow to determine what improvements were necessary to increase efficiency and effectiveness.  I was on the team that installed the first debit card machine in Oklahoma around 1976.  It was a Model NCR 770.  During our testing, I was able to “hack” the code and empty the contents.  As a good employee, I notified NCR and the programmers changed the software to close the backdoor.  Once I saw how the process worked, I knew that I would never use a debit card.  It would require substantial discipline and bookkeeping skills to keep your bank account in balance.  Additionally, it exposes your cash to outsiders who would attempt to extract it by unsavory methods.  Hence, to this very day I write checks, use credit cards, or pay with cash.  If you cannot pay off your credit card, don’t use it for daily purchases.  I use the bank’s money for up to 30 days, as a convenience.  The system is making it more difficult for you to write a check.  Why?  It is inconvenient to them to process the paper versus processing an electronic signal.  Online banking is not safe either.  You are only as good as the weakest link in the electronic flow of your information.  The best hackers will install a “keyboard ghosting” program on your PC and simply log the sites and your user-id and password.  Then at some point, have it sent to an address, encrypted of course.  I am somewhat surprised that this method has not become commonplace.  Do you think the smart hackers are the ones who attempt to erase your disk drive?  No, those are the immature but bright hackers who want their ego stroked.  The banks are still required to “verify” your signature on a check before accepting it.  However do to the volume, that verification rarely occurs.  It is still your safeguard against someone else having unauthorized access to your money.  In the 1970′s, bankers were hoping to be “paperless” in 20 years thereby eliminating this “inconvenience”.

If banks are concerned about making money, why have they increased the number of branches so that we are never more than 1 mile from a branch of some bank?  Greed!  Their exorbitant fees have allowed them to grow their geography resulting in greater market share and fatter bottom lines .  When I was growing up in a suburb of about 40,000 people, we had about five banks in the suburb.  It seemed to work out well then.

Check cashing companies and pawn shops are designed to exploit the desperate.  Lawmakers look the other way when the conversation focuses on the sky high effective rates that lenders charge.  It amazes me that the interviewees could keep a straight face when they talk about the prevailing attitude of banks to find loopholes in regulations that would allow them to charge unlimited interest rates.  The Congressmen in the interview would lead us to believe that the banking industry is the one in charge, I suspect they are right.

Isa 10:1

“WOE to those who decree unrighteous decrees,

Who write misfortune,

Which they have prescribed

Isa 10:2

To rob the needy of justice,

And to take what is right from the poor of My people,

That widows may be their prey,

And that they may rob the fatherless.

Isa 10:3

What will you do in the day of punishment,

And in the desolation which will come from afar?

To whom will you flee for help?

And where will you leave your glory?

 

See: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/creditcards/view/

Expected Shift in Healthcare: Contribution Report

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

We have now received over $2,000 for our project.  Thank You!  This continues to generate interest among those who understand the coming shift in healthcare and we anticipate additional gifts to arrive soon.

3 Attributes of The Holy Spirit

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

2 Timothy 1:7 states: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

These three attributes- power, Love, and a sound mind work together to bring us forth into maturity as Sons of GOD.  If you want to know the mind of Our Heavenly Father, you must focus on His ways or attributes.  As I have mentioned before, if you want to know a person, look at his “checkbook” and you will see what is important to him.  Is your focus to consume, hoard, or to give?  It is true that all of us must consume to survive but that represents the lowest state of our existence.  It is also true that we must be “savers” for retirement in this current system since there is no Biblical system set up to care for the elderly.  But there is a balance between saving and giving.  True Biblical giving is rewarded by Our Heavenly Father to those whose hearts are in line with His.

Nobody disputes the “power” of GOD for HIS creation provides an excellent example of this.  We all marvel at HIS creative power.  Paul writes to Timothy and reveals to him (and us) that we too have the creative power of Our Heavenly Father through the empowering by the Holy Spirit.  Further, fear is not an attribute of the Holy Spirit.  Our flesh responds with fear.

There is a “power” associated with the Holy Spirit.  Before Jesus went into the wilderness to be tested, He was baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire.  The devil was unable to tempt his ‘ego’ or flesh.  Could He be tempted with bread to satisfy His bodily hunger after forty days?  No.  Could He be tempted by exalting and testing the “power” given to Him by Our Heavenly Father?  The final temptation was an attempt to exalt Him over His Heavenly Father.  These temptations were designed to challenge the attributes of the baptism He received prior to entering the testing period.

For us to operate in power, we must have Love and a sound mind (or self-control).  As we continue to pursue selfless acts of Love, we will be found worthy of the “power” aspect of the Holy Spirit.  In the past, Christians have focused on the “power” without Love and self-control.  The flesh desires control so that it can exalt itself over others thus immature Christians want the “power” without the responsibility and accountability.  As we pursue Love, self-control is developed.  Once we are walking in both Love and self-control, Our Heavenly Father will unlock the “power” attribute of the Holy Spirit.  Do you really think HE would assign you such power without these conditions?  Not once did Jesus abuse the power from On High!  Power without Love destroys, power with Love creates.

The prerequisite of Love and self-control has not been a popular topic among the leaders of the church.  Love requires you to give and self-control requires you to pursue a righteous walk and not be a slave to “things”.  Jesus never found it necessary to build a church building but went to where the lost sheep were at.  Am I opposed to buildings?  No.  I am opposed to exploiting a congregation to build an edifice to exalt the ego of man.  Self-control promotes moderation, not extravagance.  Love promotes distribution, not hoarding to a level of excess.

The Sons of God will be empowered by Our Heavenly Father to bring forth the Kingdom of GOD on this earth.  That power will be distributed according to the calling of each person’s life.  However, each person will be operating in Love and self-control.  Think not that this move of Our Heavenly Father will come before those who are called, have received the revelation and baptism of Love.  Jesus spoke of the importance of Love as the foundation of The Law.  A son represents a “likeness” of his father.  Look in the mirror.  Who do you look like?

May the Cycle be broken

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The following cycle has been the course of human events for thousands of years:

From Bondage to spiritual faith … to great courage … to liberty … to abundance … to selfishness … to complacency … to apathy … to dependence and … back into bondage!

This has been the epic drama unfolding time after time, again and again.  It happens to nations as well as individuals.  For nations, the average cycle time has been about two hundred years.  The children of Israel were delivered out of bondage only to return after fulfilling this cycle.  Notice where the turn occurs- selfishness.  If we as individuals or as a nation want to break this cycle, we must focus on this particular facet.

Can you imagine the ramifications if Our Heavenly Father had been selfish and withheld His plan of salvation by NOT sending His only begotten Son to the Cross?  We all would be in deep trouble.  We expect Our Heavenly Father to be “selfless” as we petition for our every need to be met but then we turn around and withhold blessing and charity to those who are in need.

The people of the United States are on the wrong side of the current cycle.  The abundance of the 50′s and 60′s moved the nation to selfishness at the family unit level.  You can simply look at the movies produced by decade and track the cycle.  You can also look at the churches in the U.S. and see the same results.  With all of the latest legislation, the American people are looking to the U.S. Government to bail them out of the crisis and thus have set the stage to become fully dependent on the government to meet their future needs.  This path will ultimately lead back to bondage.

There have been great moves of the Spirit in the past as civilization has been cycling through these various stages.  Both hope and faith have lifted the people out of bondage.  Both of these attributes are necessary to receiving the fullness of the Kingdom of GOD.  The Hall of Fame of Faith provides us a list of those who were led out of bondage by this critical life changing force:

Hebrews 11:1 NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

By faith Abel: By faith Enoch; By faith Noah, By faith Abraham; By faith Sarah; By faith Isaac; By faith Jacob; By faith Joseph; By faith Moses; By faith the children of Israel passed through the Red Sea; By faith the walls of Jericho; By faith the harlot Rahab; By faith Gideon; By faith Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets.  Get the picture?  If it just took hope and faith to break the cycle, we would be living at a much higher standard of living today.  Hunger would be a thing of the past, wars would be a distant memory, and men would be at peace with themselves as well as their neighbors.  The chapter in Hebrews ends with the following:

Hebrews 11:39-40

And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise,

God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

What were they missing?  Jesus and HIS revelation:

Hebrews 12:1-2

THEREFORE we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Faith alone is not a “cycle buster”.  Jesus is the “finisher of our faith”.  There is a revelation within Jesus that those great men and women of faith did not possess.  It is the revelation of LOVE!  I will continue writing on the revelation of Love until that revelation permeates this earth.  The foundation of Our Heavenly Father’s Law is based on Love.  The arrival of Jesus to minister as an example to us is based on Love.  Faith will pass away and Love will remain.  If you want to become a “cycle buster” then start basing your life on Love and bondage will not be able to attach its tentacles to you any longer.  Things will no longer be your focus but people will.  THY KINGDOM COME…

Retailers are getting scared

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Peter Lynch was one of the greatest investors and managed the Fidelity Magellan fund.  He would comment about his shopping trips with his wife and how those trips impacted his stock positions.  We went to BestBuy last night to look at a new computer monitor.  My wife went to look at the Wii games as I was analyzing features and benefits of each monitor.  We both were encountered by sales associates.  Last year you couldn’t even get one to make eye contact with you let alone assist you.  This year, they were seeking us out like sharks in a feeding frenzy.  Once they found out what we were interested in, they immediately took 10% off of any purchase we made.  The sales associate commented to my wife, “We just need to sell something”.  In Oklahoma, our unemployment rate is below the national average and have not had the same economic impact as the eastern and western states of the country.  If sales are down at our locations, one can only imagine what they are in those states such as Michigan, Florida, New York, and California.

“Black Friday” is just a few days away.  I wonder how the powers that be will massage the expected severe drop in sales?  You can be sure that come January, store closings are going to ramp up and inflict further damage to the commercial real estate market whose bubble is expected to pop in 2010.  Any recovery suggested by the media will only be short lived.

Any further economic stimulus will not address the huge debt problem, only add to it.  Be prepared for the double dip.  Many precious metal newsletter writers are calling for a “top” in the price of gold.  I disagree.  It may dip due to volatility, but it has a long way to go before it goes to a “mania” level of $5000-6000.  Expect daily swings in the $100 class.  Those who trade the precious metal will be whipped around like a kid on a merry-go-round.  Our historic assumptions that those in power are in control will evaporate just as Dorothy and her friends realized who was behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz.

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More portfolio managers are now getting on the gold wagon: http://seekingalpha.com/article/174334-paulson-gold-s-bull-run-is-just-beginning?source=feed 

In the cycle of investing, smart money gets in first, institutional money goes in second, and last of all, John Q. Public hops in.  Until the shoeshine boy gives you a tip to buy gold, it would appear that gold will continue its march upward.  Silver will follow.

Focus on "so"

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The above Scripture is probably the most quoted passage in all the Bible yet most people miss an extremely important aspect of this verse.  The focus is always on “whosoever believeth” because it carries a promise that is both personal and critical to the future of “me”.  More important than this phrase is the attribute of GOD that begins with “so”.  “So loved the world” is incomprehensible to the human mind.  Did Our Heavenly Father love Attila the Hun, Jack the Ripper, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin?  The answer has  to be “Yes” for HE created them and formed them in the womb as he did every other person who has walked the earth.  HIS Love supersedes our understanding and we must not judge men through our own eyes but through HIS.

HIS Love is firmly tied to our everlasting life but we spend so little time in understanding this most critical attribute.  How is GOD described in this passage?  HE is the one who “so loved the world”.  As we all know, from a physical point of view there was not much to love.  Mankind was living out the sin that was firmly planted at the core of their souls.  Israel had proven it could not walk righteously before Our Heavenly Father even as Moses was in the midst of talking with Our Heavenly Father and receiving the Law.  It was necessary to physically wipe out thousands of men, women, and children because of the sin prevailing in their camp.  How could the GOD of Love do that unless there is a path to restoration after physical death?

Mankind has viewed Our Heavenly Father from a vantage point of unrighteousness and thus is blinded to the complete picture of restoration and reconciliation.  Even those Christians who hang their hat on this Scripture have only focused on the promise specific to them rather than the One who provides the Promise.  O Father I repent for being so self-centered!

Currently, we are stuck in linear time.  We plod through each day, week,  month, and year without the ability to view the whole picture.  We all have that craving to know the future and to fix the past.  How many times have we said, “If I only knew”?  We continually seek after the “Holy Grail” of prediction whether it be a meeting with a prophet, a formula to invest by, or interpreting the signs assumed to be spiritually provided to us on a personal basis and relevant to our current predicament.

Isa 46:9

Remember the former things of old,

For I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like Me,

Isa 46:10

Declaring the end from the beginning,

And from ancient times things that are not yet done,

Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,

And I will do all My pleasure,’

HE is not subject to “time” and declares there is none above HIM.  As we shift our focus from “me” to “HIM”. it will be HIS good pleasure to direct our paths and leads us away from destruction.  If you want the future to be palatable and non-destructive to your life, be led by Our Heavenly Father who will direct your path and lead you away from the abyss.  If you don’t do this now, then you will certainly do this after you leave your physical body.  The greatest complement a father can receive is for his child to emulate him.  Are you complementing your Father?

Gold would go "up, and up, and up"

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

With President Obama now acknowledging the possibility of a “double-dip” recession (we called it a “W” shaped depression) more banks are looking at recommending a defensive posture for their wealthy clients.  I did not receive my copy, did you?

See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/6599281/Societe-Generale-tells-clients-how-to-prepare-for-global-collapse.html

We are moving toward the edge of a financial cliff and only Our Heavenly Father knows the outcome.  Prepare your heart and you will come out the other side with a heart of gratitude.

Change Starts From Within

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Most people believe that they don’t need to change which is a sign of spiritual, mental, and emotional immaturity.  That assumption could not be further from the truth.  Jesus spoke:

Matthew 12:34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

The quickest way to find out what is in the heart of an individual is to simply spend some time listening to them, especially in a stressful situation.  Initially, they can create the illusion that all is well and they are at peace and equilibrium with the world.  Add a little pressure to the situation and you find out where they are really at.  Ultimately the tongue will reveal the contents of the heart as Our Lord Jesus Christ revealed in the above Scripture.  This is a spiritual “law” and reality.  Another reality is the law of “fruit inspection”.  James wrote:

James 3:11-12  Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?

                       Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?

                       Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh

If you look in the mirror and are brutally honest with yourself, what do you see?  How many attributes on the list of Love can you mark off?  Look at your checkbook or bank statement.  Who have you distributed to that is in greater need than yourself?  How often have you given without expecting anything in return?  You have no excuse.  Your checkbook reflects your intent.  You don’t have to wait until you have a million dollars to give.  Buy a stranger a cup of coffee.  Bag leaves for a retired neighbor.  If you really look, you can find a need that you can fulfill.

For GOD so loved the world, HE gave!  Christians often claim they want to be like Jesus until it is time to give, whether it be time or money.  This blog is not about condemnation, it is about “change”.  Until each of us acknowledges that we need to change, no change will occur.  We often wonder why we are not being blessed by Our Heavenly Father only to find that if we look in that revealing mirror, we would find the source of the problem- me.  Most people don’t want their self interest exposed and will often attack the messenger.  It wasn’t healthy to be an Old Testament Prophet!  None of them needed a 401K retirement account.

Many “aspiring” overcomers are not givers but instead would have to be classified as “takers”.  This should not be.  Just because you receive a revelation does not mean you have been chosen to participate in it.  Moses received the revelation of the Promised Land only to see it from afar then die.  Moses dealt with a large group of “takers” who complained even when confronted with miracles from On High.  We all know that needy person who would suck the life out of you if given the opportunity.  They want everybody else to change and think that they have arrived at full maturity.  When confronted with that person, we must pray for the wisdom to properly interact so as not to perpetuate the problem.  We must be careful not to sin and miss the Promised Land like Moses did.

The Garden of Eden provided our first view of this reality- Change starts from within.  Once Eve’s intent was changed, she acted and began to die, the same being true for her husband.  The Old Testament dealt with the outward actions and the modification of behavior until Our Savior came forth to deal with the inward man.

Love corrects the situation.  Once the intent in the heart is changed, the path of restoration begins.  Without the understanding that Our Heavenly Father’s motivation and actions are always Love-based, it is difficult to read the Old Testament and understand the subtle aspects of cleansing and correction.  Our Heavenly Father is not in the business of “enabling” sin.  HE is in the business of cleansing us of sin and restoring us to HIM.  That process can and will be mentally and emotionally painful at times.  Our ego will fight us during this process.  Our ego says “don’t make waves” whereas the Holy Spirit says “reveal the poison so that it can be removed”.

Our society has pursued the path of destruction.  Ponder the following list:

Gal 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God

Our Heavenly Father WILL deal with us on a corporate basis and the cleansing process will not be pretty.  However as individuals, we can prepare ourselves by looking in the mirror and acknowledging that we must change, mature, and deal with those unfruitful areas in our lives.  Only then will the windows of Heaven pour out blessings for us to utilize in bringing forth the Kingdom of GOD.

Asking the Wrong Question

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Everyone seeks revelation, or so they claim.  Actually, everyone seeks a double witness to embrace their current view and new revelation may be rejected since by the ego-dominated view prevails over the consciousness of the people.  This is not a new issue.  The entire generation of Israelites died in the wilderness because they could not embrace the revelation of the Promised Land.  Only Joshua and Caleb ( a double witness) would enter in.  It takes courage to embrace a revelation.  How many times have we read in Scripture “be of good courage”?

It was Our Heavenly Father’s will for the children of Israel to spend 18 months in the wilderness but it was His plan for them to spend 40 years.  Their egos were dominated by the slavery mentality and fiercely protected their ego’s position, to their own demise.  What happens when you submit to a revelation?  Things change for the better.  When the Holy Spirit was manifested at Pentecost, the revelation was embraced and changed the world.  Those who did not participate were left to “go ’round the mountain” in the wilderness once again.

At this website, we have been sharing about the revelation of energy medicine.  Some will embrace it and live healthier lives whereas some will reject it and go the way of the current and popular protocols of pharma-based medicine with all of the nasty side effects.  Jesus healed people by various means and methods.  Had He healed only by one method, people would have focused on that particular method as the “formula” for healing.  The revelation of energy based medicine is not the end game but is a bridge to wisdom and understanding of the impact of the spirit and soul on the body’s physiology.  It is also a lawful means to healing.  I have been healed by the anointing of Our Heavenly Father, superceding all natural means of healing and recuperation.  I much prefer that method.  However, when we expose ourselves to toxic agents, bacteria, viruses, etc., there is a lawful and low impact means of removal available to us via energy medicine.  At some point in time even energy medicine will be looked at as an obsolete method of restoring the body to health.  Jesus walked the earth without sickness or disease until He accepted them on the Cross.  At some point, the revelation of that walk will be fully revealed.

I recently attend a lunch meeting to discuss the future of technology and the opportunity for a specific company to position itself in the middle of the anticipated direction of technological flow.  Their clientele are international-based companies so their positioning should accommodate a global view of technology rather than a U.S.-centric view.  Their internal staff has had a narrow view of technology and only operated on one specific platform.  When an expert came in to review their current operations and recommend a global-oriented path, the internal staff rejected the revelation.  Why?  I am convinced that the ego prevailed to protect the past decisions of the company.  From a strategic point of view, this company is at the same place it was twelve years ago.  Yes, they have new equipment and software, but their overall operational effectiveness has not improved significantly over the past decade.  At some point in time, old revelation becomes tradition and dies.  From a business standpoint, the corporation files bankruptcy or is taken over by a competitor who continues to seek revelation in the area of their focus.  Contracting consultants who only have experience in the current company platform is designed to “double witness” the ego-centric direction.  What a waste of time and money!

A young man in his 30′s recently went through a divorce and thought his life was over.  He ended up with virtually nothing after 10+ years of marriage.  Given that divorce is devastating on both parties, he is now focused on his current situation.  He has nothing and the prospects for income don’t look to good with the state of the economy.  Hence, he is depressed.  On the other hand, I see all sorts of potential.  I have also gone through the “financial wilderness” only to find a full and complete restoration on the other side.  I once unexpectedly made $10,000 in 15 minutes because Our Heavenly Father sent a business deal my way.  “Success is just one phone call away.”  Our eyes must be opened to enable us to see opportunity but what keeps this from happening?  Continuing to walk in an illusion that is created by the ego to enslave us will only result in destruction.  Illusions are temporary in nature, the reality of Our Heavenly Father is permanent.

We ask the wrong question!  When we continue to pursue a path of resistance, or hindered success, we should stop and “be still”.  Most people ask the question, “Lord, may I continue on this path?”  The answer will be “Yes”.  However the question should be “Lord, should I continue on this path?”  The answer will probably be “No”.  Our Heavenly Father will answer you according to the idols in your heart unless you submit to HIS revelation of your situation.  HE operates in perfect wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of your situation.  HE is not limited to your view of the world.  There will be times when you should cut your losses and change direction.  Most investors get to learn that lesson the hard way.  When they pick a stock and it begins to drop in value, their ego tends to prevail and they hold that stock until it becomes worthless.

If you are not fruitful in an area of your life, admit it, repent.  Repentance means to “change direction” and in Scripture Our Heavenly Father tells us to “turn from our wicked ways”.  If you are heading in the wrong direction and are willing to conduct a fruit assessment, you are setting the stage for blessing.  If you seek revelation in the area of fruitlessness and submit yourself (and your ego) and admit you were wrong (confession), Our Heavenly Father will provide you with the revelation needed to correct the problem.  HE may send someone with the gifts and calling to assist, consult, or direct you into the revelation that will produce the good fruit you seek and desire.  Discernment, acknowledgement, and workability are humbling attitudes.  Without these attributes you are destined to continue your trek in the wilderness.

The ego will promote transference.  The problem will transfer its symptoms to whatever it believes contains the solution.  However, solutions will be found only in relation to actual causes.  This is why confession is important.  This is where the “break” in revelation occurs. Understanding where and when the ego took over is critical to resolving the underlying issue that put you on the wrong path to begin with.  Otherwise, if a new solution to the problem comes forth, the ego will attack the new solution, if given the opportunity, and will attempt to force failure on the new direction.  However, revelation supercedes the ego’s illusions and will prevail because with the revelation comes the powerful mandate “Be of good courage”.

Deception & Perception: Increasing scarcity of oil

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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This graph says it all and it would be wise for you to understand the ramifications of what this graph tells you and prepare for its impact in the near future.  Look at the dark blue section “Crude oil – currently producing fields”.  That is the oil coming out of all of the world’s oil fields, the primary source of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel today.  The perception created by the government, the “managed” markets, and the media, is that there is no problem.  That is the deception.

The IEA (International Energy Agency) has been projecting optimistic supply vs. demand numbers due to pressure by countries such as the U.S.  By painting an optimistic future, oil prices have been kept at manipulated lows allowing the U.S. to reduce the negative economic impact of energy as it attempts to keep the “wheels on the economic wagon”.  $147 oil showed everyone the destructive force affecting growth of the economy (except the oil producing states).

The lighter blue area on the graph represents “oil fields yet to be developed”.  That is looking pretty optimistic as well.  This is all on the backdrop of a growth expectation of 105 million barrels of demand expected over the life of this graph.  For those who understand the impact of this delta, they will modify their lifestyle accordingly.  $4 natural gas is a travesty given that this energy crisis needs a higher price to curb cheap energy decision-making.  Higher prices conserve energy whereas $4 natural gas sends the message that “all is well”.

The IEA has been reducing its expected demand from 120 million barrels per day down to 105 million barrels for this graph.  Hey, I could even get a job with the IEA if they just need someone to play with numbers and graphs.  There is dissent within the IEA about these numbers.  The world is closer to running out of oil than the IEA is willing to admit.  Panic buying in the oil pits is ahead!

There will notable declines in oil production which may cause a world economic crash.  If the populous understood this graph, hoarding would deplete finished product supplies overnight.  Prices will spike to $300+ for a barrel of oil equating to $10 gasoline in the U.S.  The current U.S. economic environment cannot stand this energy shock.  Management by Perception is mandated as an attempt to deceive the public into thinking that everything is going to be alright and to keep spending and buying those SUV’s.

Suppressing information is deception, no matter how you cut it.  Manipulating perception is deception.  This is so serious that we as individuals cannot afford to wait until the wheels come off the wagon before we take a defensive posture.

See:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/nov/15/oil-industry-peak-oil-projections