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eastwind journals19 May 2018 06:00 pm

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

EU-Russia-China-Iran to Ditch the Dollar
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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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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eastwind journals02 May 2018 03:23 pm

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

eastwind MINI-EDITORIALS volume 5
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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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). 
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.
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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eastwind journals21 Apr 2018 09:05 am

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eastwind journals18 Apr 2018 09:53 am

Vol 3 MINI-EDITORIALS * 2nd Mediatrix Miracle Saves Thousands * BBL to Bring War not Peace * Lumads in Deep Crisis

eastwind MINI-EDITORIALS Volume 3
Second Mediatrix Miracle Saves Thousands from Flood
Appeal to Du30 – BBL to Bring War not Peace
Lumads in Deep Crisis
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Miracle of the Flood in Compostela Valley
On December 4, 2012, 4 days before the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, like an angel of death, super-typhoon Pablo ravaged the town of New Bataan, Compostella Valley.

Prior to the flood, a mysterious woman warned the four boys to pray to Our Lady Mediatrix, predicting that a disaster similar to that in Cagayan de Oro would soon take place. The four prayed devoutly together.
Andap ng Liwanag
A second miracle occurred at Barangay Andap, a few kilometers upstream of Kibinuangan. Two giant boulders split the flood, protecting hundreds of evacuees at the San Roque Chapel and at the marketplace downstream. The evacuees punched a hole in the ceiling of the chapel to reach the safety of the roof. A memorial shrine called Andap ng Liwanag (Andap of Light) was built in between the two boulders which parted the raging waters.


The Andap ng Liwanag Memorial Shrine in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

 Our Lady guards the entrance to the Mary Mediatrix Village. All residents are survivors of the flood. All have a Mediatrix statuette or photo or altar in their homes. Our Lady is in their homes and in their hearts.

Our Lady Mediatrix of Grace Shrine in New Bataan today, now a new pilgram center.

Forged only to Get Moro Votes
We Need a New Peace Plan Based on Integration not Separation
I hope some group members have access to Du30 to warn him about this.
Mr. President, the BBL will create a BANGSAMORO ARMY which may later turn against the government, if hostilities escalate. The government will be arming and funding this army, a potential future ‘enemy’. Grassroots military intelligence will break down because Moro CAFGUs and intel agents will be more loyal to the Moro cause than to the government.
Please ask your generals. The rebels will know every movement of the military, when and where they attack, etc. The SAF 44 massacre was such a case. The rebels knew beforehand the military was coming, so they staged an ambush. BBL may result in bigger and more Marawis and SAF 44s.
The solons who authored the BBL are only after the MORO VOTES. They will give anything to the rebels to get these votes and stay in power. The rebels can ask for anything. BBL is giving too many unreasonable concessions.
Peace can be achieved two ways 1) SEPARATION or Moro autonomy, 2) INTEGRATION or coexistence at the grass-roots level of unarmed ordinary citizens – farmers, fishermen, traders, not armed groups like soldiers and rebels. Muslim and Christian communities are essentially non-belligerent, and depend on each other for trade. ARMM is an example of a failed corrupt autonomy model mirroring government corruption. BBL will simply replicate a new bigger ARMM.
I appeal to the President to please consider peace plans and peace talks dominated by non-government, unarmed grass-roots communities, and unarmed bishops and ulamas, no just power politicians, armed generals, and armed rebels. Moro Christian extremists comprise about 2% of population, yet they dominate peace policies. Mr. President, peace must be people-based, grass-roots based.
The ‘Peace Zone’ Concept is the Only Hope
Duterte warned the Lumads not to join the NPA. He should also warn them not to join the AFP. The key to the survival of the Lumads is NEUTRALITY
In the last two decades, the Lumads are being massacred into extinction. The AFP and their Baganis (Lumad CAFGU) kill Lumads who side with the NPA on mere suspicion. The NPA kill Lumads who are known supporters or informants for the AFP. In the end, Lumads for AFP and for NPA kill each other while the AFP and the NPA drink beer in their camps.
The Lumads are now in deep crisis. They are caught in between. They become the pawns of either side in an never-ending war. It has evolved into a ‘slow genocide’ picking up momentum lately. The massacre of Lumads have quadrupled in the last decade. The only way out is to stay neutral.
Duterte promised the Lumads livelihood. That is not the solution. The Lumads turn to the NPA not because they are hungry, but because they are killed by the AFP on mere suspicion of being NPA supporters. There is no trial or evidence. The same with the NPA who kill Lumad AFP informants on mere suspicion in fear they will be pointed out. 
There have been short-lived but successful civilian-led PEACE ZONES in Lumad territories during the GMA Administration, as in the Arakan Valley, Cotabato, and Sagada, Mountain Province. Armed AFP and NPA are not allowed in these zones. It was undermined by suspicions of violations from both sides. The peace zone concept can be revived, but there must be sincerity on both the AFP and NPA sides, and strict monitoring by residents. This is the only hope for the Lumads in crisis. Now, they are an endangered specie.
The authoritarian Duterte is in a position to impose the Peace Zone concept. He can tell both the AFP and the NPA to stop recruiting Lumads, and to stay away from peace zones. It is worth doing a pilot model. 
Bernie V. Lopez,eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Freelance journalist-columnist
Inquirer * Rappler * ex-Bus World * ex-Mla Times * ex-Mla Chronicle
Healing Ministry of Sr. Raquel, RVM * cancer-healer * inquire by email
eastwind verses

anger consumes, forgiveness heals
anger weakens, forgivenss strengthens
in the death march
those who thought of one step at a time survived


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