May 2018


eastwind journals19 May 2018 06:00 pm

SLOW DEATH OF THE DOLLAR * EU-Russia-China-Iran to Ditch the Dollar * eastwind

SLOW DEATH OF THE DOLLAR
EU-Russia-China-Iran to Ditch the Dollar
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Facebook Page – Eastwind Journals
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/slow-death
 
Here, in a nutshell, is the dangerous trend towards a full-blown currency war never before seen, which may result in the slow death of the Dollar. If the Dollar falls, the global economy may fall. 
 
When Trump recently ditched the Iran Nuclear Deal, which jeopardized tens of billions of dollars in trade deals between EU and Iran, the EU decided to ditch the Dollar in all future oil trade with Iran, in retaliation. The EU is now shifting from Dollar to Euro to pay for crude oil from Iran. This sets the stage for a full blown economic war between the US and the EU.
 
Meanwhile, in April this year, Russia was also considering replacing the U.S. dollar in crude oil payments on deals with Turkey and Iran. In March, China started pricing its imports in Yuan currency, resulting in the rise of interest rates for Yuan-backed oil contracts. Daily trade volumes hit a record high. The share of Yuan in global trading jumped from 8% to 12% in eight weeks. The move of China, one of the biggest economy in the world, may eventually be the coup de grace on the death of the Dollar. 
 
Trump’s obvious purpose in ditching the Iran Nuclear Deal is to force Iran to stop all its nuclear energy efforts. The not-so-obvious purpose, observers suspect, however, are 1) to weaken Iran, ally of the arch-enemy Russia and buffer to its border, by strangling its economy (invasion is out of the question); 2) a larger geopolitical control and presence in Europe and Asia, especially regarding energy sources.
 
The effects of Trump’s move include – 1) ironically, further growth of oil-gas trades between EU, Iran, China and Russia, and away from the US; 2) ironically, in this growth, the Dollar is alienated, 3) a band-wagon effect on other countries to defy the Dollar, gathering more momentum, 4) the further strengthening of the Iran Nuclear Deal in the eyes of the world, except the US, in the name of energy trade. 
 
It is not known how the US will try to save the Dollar, in case the trend worsens, but it may be radical, desperate, dangerous, and damaging to the world economy. Call it ‘survival instinct’. (Data source – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49452.htm).
 
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry11 May 2018 05:16 pm

TO DUTERTE – HOW TO DEAL WITH CHINA * Bread not bullets the key to peace * Lessons for the Underdog * eastwind journals

TO DUTERTE – HOW TO DEAL WITH CHINA
Bread not Bullets is the Key to Peace
Lessons for the Underdog
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/to-du30
 
BREAD NOT BULLETS IS THE KEY TO PEACE
 
Recently, Mr. President, you declared you want a deal with China on joint exploration of oil-gas. This is your best move yet. The PXP-CNOOC deal (Philipppine and Chinese corportions) on joint exploration is now being negotiated. Both China and the Philippines know the PXP-CNOOC will open doors. It can be a model for future deals, hoping it is not one-sided, if we stand our ground. We have to insist. We, as ‘landowner’, deserve a just piece of the pie, and China as ‘tenant’ must consider this. Economic cooperation is the way to peace, not militarization.
 
LESSONS FOR THE UNDERDOG
Show fangs underneath our smile
Be agreeable and disagreeable all at once
 
PLEASE, SOMEONE WHO HAS ACCESS, LET DUTERTE READ THIS APPEAL.
 
In poker, it is called SIGN OF WEAKNESS. A player’s body language shows if he has bad cards, and the others can trample on him. We have shown China this ‘sign of weakness’, so in all future negotiations, they know we are under their thumb. 
Mr. President, we still have options of re-evaluating China policy to gain a better POSITION OF STRENGTH. What has happened so far? –
 
We did not protest when China ignored The Hague. Instead, you visited China, where they gave you a red carpet and adored you. They adored you for ignoring The Hague and offering the dove. China can now go to any disputed territory at will. They know there will be little or no protest from us. We have shown that The Hague is no longer important to us. 
 
We are implicitly giving up our territorial rights in return for economic favors. You came home from China, proud that you got agreements on billions of pesos in trade, their reward to you for being agreeable. China got its way on a mere promise of trade, mostly on paper and mostly unfulfilled to this day. True, trade will eventually bear fruit, but we did not have to tie it to territorial issues, which China did. They stopped millions of tons of banana exports from Mindanao when we filed the case in The Hague. They saw our weakness.
 
Mr. President, you told the press fighting a giant is suicide, and we have to court China – a major sign of weakness. We are not ‘fighting’ China. There is no suicide to talk about. There are no major military encounters. We don’t have to ‘fight’ China, just negotiate with some position of strength. China can smell our fear. We have to show some fangs underneath our smile. It’s a tight-rope walk. 
 
If China ignores our right to be ‘landowner, let’s cook up some belligerence, like what Vietnam did. When China put up an oil rig 200 nautical miles from the Vietnamese shore, Vietnam sent patrol boats. They had daily fire hose skirmishes. Then Vietnam launched an effective nationwide boycott of Chinese goods. China backed down. The oil rig was withdrawn eventually – too much risk for China to spend millions on an oil rig that Vietnam had the balls to shoot down. All this happened without US intervention. There is value in such David-Goliath kind of independent belligerence avoiding the help of giants.
 
Mr. President, it is not too late. THERE MUST BE A BALANCE BETWEEN ACQUISCENCE AND BELLIGERENCE IN OUR FOREIGN POLICY. It’s a tight-rope walk negotiating with a giant. So far, we have exhibited very little balls, and China knows it. That makes a lot of difference. China boycotted our bananas, whereas Vietnam boycotted Chinese goods. China can still push us around agriculturally, but not as much if we show some belligerence. Let us learn from Vietnam which had been at war with China for a thousand years. But we have to be careful. There are risks. We have study it well and be ready. It is a complex chess game for an underdog. It’s not a simple sling shot affair. 
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry05 May 2018 12:24 am

CHINA MISSILES IN SPRATLEYS A GAME CHANGER * A Dramatic Military Escalation

CHINA MISSILES IN SPRATLEYS A GAME CHANGER
A Dramatic Military Escalation
 
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by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Share via link – http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/old-maps
Facebook Page = ‘Eastwind Journals’
 
CHINA INSTALLS MISSILES IN FIERY CROSS (KAGITINGAN), SUBI, AND MISCHIEF REEFS IN THE SPRATLEYS. PORTIONS OF THIS AREA ARE PART OF PHILIPPINE TERRITORY AS PROCLAIMED BY THE HAGUE
 
The eastwind maps shown here are 2 to 3 years old. They prophesied today’s China-missile initiatives. The maps speak for themselves.
 
The next ‘prophecy’ is a possible limited US-China naval confrontation in the Spratley-Paracels, that can degrade into total war in the South China Sea. In that war, the Philippines will bear the brunt of casualties in population areas near identified US bases and facilities. One hot-shot trigger-happy pilot can start the war, even if Beijing, and Washington are super-cautious. 
 
Prayers and a return to the Lord can avert this war. A Paulinian nun in a trance spoke in behalf of the Blessed Virgin, “Pray, pray, pray. I can no longer hold back the hand of my Son.” This war or any other mega-disaster is the hand of the Lord. We often ignore warnings.
 
What are China’s Long Term Intentions in the South China Sea?
 
China’s long-term strategy to dominate the South China Sea comes in two phases based on the ‘Island Chain’ concept (see map). Benham Rise is a key Phase 2 target. Admiral Liu Huaqing, naval strategist and former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) commander, said in 1982 that “it would be necessary for China to control the First and Second Island Chains by 2010 and 2020. The PLA Navy must be ready to challenge US domination over the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean in 2040. If China is able to dominate the Second Island Chain seven years from now (it has been 35 years now), the East China Sea will become the backyard of the PLA Navy.”
A Want China Times analyst said that, “Within seven years, China will be able to control the Second Island Chain (Source – Qianjiang Evening News - china-sets-eyes-on-benham-rise). The world will never permit China to own the vast South China Sea. There will be a bitter World War III to prevent that. The ambitious ‘Island Chain’ concept was crafted by eager soldiers, not by saner government civilians.
 
01 – US and China ‘Missile Triangles’
 
02 – Fiery Cross Reef – Potential Chinese Central Command Center
 
03 – The Looming Energy War of the Century (Benham Rise Excluded)
 
04 – The Unknown Vast Resources of Benham Rise
 

05 – China’s ‘Island Chain’ Naval Strategy

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Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Facebook Page – Eastwind Jounals
 
Freelance columnist/journalist/blogger –
Inquirer * Rappler * ex-Bus World * ex-Mla Times * ex-Mla Chronicle
Healing Ministry of Sr. Raquel, RVM * cancer-healer * inquire by email
 
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eastwind journals02 May 2018 03:23 pm

THE TRAFFIC WAR – Regulators vs Violators * Anti-Marians Mutilate Fatima Messages

eastwind MINI-EDITORIALS volume 5
 
THE TRAFFIC WAR – REGULATORS VS VIOLATORS
ANTI-MARIANS MUTILATE FATIMA MESSAGE
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Share via link – http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/the-traffic
Facebook Page = ‘Eastwind Journals’
 
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REGULATORS VS VIOLATORS
The Endless ‘Traffic War’
 
Sign on a tricycle reads, “GAVE WAY – Titiisin ko lahat, wag lang ang TRAFFIC” (Give way. I will bear anything except traffic). In spite of the wrong grammar, he has a point. The biggest cause of stress for 90% of urban people is the unsolvable traffic, yielding road rage, broken homes, head-on collisions, and nervous breakdowns.
 
The Filipino lives in a vast expanse of thousands of scattered islands, whose total shore line exceeds that of continental USA. As an islander, he has become carefree, freewheeling, and ingenious in improvising. But this also mean no discipline, lack of regard for regulations. He is a natural violator. The violator, driver or pedestrian, is the irresistible force. The regulator, the traffic enforcer, is the immovable object. Together, they lead towards total anarchy and a war without winners.
 
There is a vicious circle that gathers momentum. The more and braver the violations, the more and stricter the regulations. Only in the Philippines do you see 12 traffic aides in a single intersection. Only in the Philippines do you see concrete slabs in five-lane highways constricting rather than easing traffic, if only to exact vengeance on the violators. Only in the Philippines do vehicles veer left in order to turn right. Only in the Philippines does a four-lane highway become seven-lanes during rush hour. Only in the Philippines is the horn used as a weapon against other vehicles. Only in the Philippines do have we grid locks due to street greed.
 
The problem is really CULTURAL. When a Filipino migrates to the US, he becomes instantly disciplined, knowing he is in a different culture. He sheds off his Filipino cultural skin instantly. He honks only to warn, not make war. He does not swerve in the freeways. He is suddenly more patient. He is no longer a violator.
 
If the problem is cultural, the solution must also be cultural. But who are we as a society to change culture. Nobody can change cultural ways instantly. How do we change our traffic culture? There must be a balance between hard regulations and soft education. Cars pools are okay but, if you know the Filipino, he will bring his maid to work to form a car ‘pool’. The regulators have to be as ingenious as the violators. And they should not lose their cool, or else they are the ones to die of heart attack.
 
A true ‘traffic czar’ must not be a political appointee. He must have an iron fist and a gentle heart all at once. He must mix human relations with traffic management strategies. He must consult experts in cultural mind sets of drivers, pedestrians, and traffic enforcers. He must teach the drivers ‘magbigayan’ (yield to others) and the traffic people ‘walang lagay at maging maawin’ (no bribes and be lenient). 
 
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ANTI-MARIANS MUTILATE FATIMA MESSAGES
The War Between the Woman and the Dragon
 
I will put enmity
between you and the woman
between your offspring and hers.
He will crush your head
and you will strike his heel.
 
Genesis 3:15
 
The battle between the Woman (Virgin Mary) and Satan has been raging for more than 2,000 years now, the longest war in human history. Fatima exemplifies this war. Satan knows Fatima is the greatest event that will fulfill the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, his defeat. Thus, he is bent on destroying the Fatima messages. 
 
The rise of Anti-Marians began during Martin Luther’s Reformation against the abuses of the Church in the Middle Ages. The Anti-Marians are not really bad people. They just have a different view. Most Protestant sects in the Reformation splinter view prayer to Mother Mary as an ‘abomination’ and ‘idolatry’. If we consider her as God, then it is idolatry. But if she is merely regarded as a Mediatrix, a bridge to God, then there is no idolatry.
 
Under Satan’s orchestration, from 1917, the Fatima messages were attacked from all sides, even by archbishops and cardinals. After 2 decades, Vatican declared the Fatima apparitions as authentic. The Woman has prevailed. Thus, Fatima has endured to this day, giving the same simple message throughout the Old Testament – return to the Lord. 
 
Today, the Anti-Marians, inadvertent instruments of the Dragon, mutilate the messages of the Third Secret. The attacks come from cyberspace. The Third Secret has been diluted and mutilated by subtle inserts that mislead and distract us, whose authors are anonymous. For example, there are no three days of darkness’, no blessed candles in the Third Secret. There are other glaring inserts – the need for an altar with a crucifix, the use of holy water that should be sprinkled on windows and doors.
 
THESE ARE EXTERNAL RITUALS MEANT TO DISTRACT US FROM INTERNAL PRAYER.
 
Another insert gives a warning that “God’s punishment is holy and once it has started, you should not look outside (your window), under any circumstance.” This is meant to scare us to follow ‘rules’ strictly or else. So you focus on rules and not on prayers. 
 
“All the evil spirits will be mingling around, free to do harm.” These are subtle inserts by Satan to deceive Marian devotees. An insert gives preposterous quantitative data – 10 minutes before midnight, a great earthquake will shake the earth for 8 hours, that will move the earth 23 degrees.”
 
The essence of the Third Secret is to bring us closer to Jesus through His Mother, to tell us the urgency of prayers to atone for global sins, which can pre-empt disasters. During a trance witnessed by the author, a Paulinian nun said, “I can no longer hold back the hand of my Son. Pray, pray, pray.” A message from Our Lady of Yvan says, “The war in the Middle East will become serious and will spread throughout the world.” It is not too late to avert a Middle East war through prayers.
 
a great sign appeared in the sky
a woman clothed with the sun
the moon beneath her feet
and on her head a crown of twelve stars
 
she was with Child, wailing in birth pains
another sign appeared in the sky
a huge red dragon
with seven heads and ten horns
 
the dragon stood before the woman
about to give birth, to devour her Child
she gave birth to a Son
destined to rule all nations
 
in utter rage the serpent
waged war against the rest of her offspring
those bearing witness
to the Son born of her womb
 
Revelation 11:1-17, excerpts
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Facebook Page – Eastwind Journals
Freelance/In-house Columnist-Journalist 25 years / blogger
Inquirer * Rappler * ex-Bus World * ex-Mla Times * ex-Mla Chronicle
Healing Ministry of Sr. Raquel, RVM * healing inquiries by email
 
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