(23 Aug 2011)
"This week changes some things"
I posted in February 2011-My theory is terrorist acts carried out in Gaza now would be greater and provoke a quick, decisive military response from Israel.And how many friends did the winter of 2008-2009 Gaza three week conflict garner Israel?0.(Back to my theory)This time when Israel responds to terrorist attacks from Gaza, they will be met with the same condemnation, and the Arab foreign ministers will submit the resolution in New York city for a vote. The UN security council will all vote in favor of the division of Israel.As I write this, Israel is under yet another barrage of attacks launched from Gaza. Netanyahu is trying to maintain a delicate balance act of responding militarily and yet trying to appease the international community. Will terrorists uphold a ceasefire? Not likely.It's uniting the Arab nations just as predicted in Psalm 83:5
Psalms 83:5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee.Al-Assad will use redirection (just like I posted), to assault Israel from the north, while they are mounting a defense to the south.We are already in the beginning of the final 7 years. Thanks to Mr.Dewey Bruton, we know Mid-Point - March 21st 2013.Working back from that date you can witness the final beast being formed.Why so many earthquakes still centered in Japan?Tokyo Japan is one of the three world finance "command centers", along with New York City and London.Unfortunately, Japan suffers yet another major one, knocking them out.Global Cities Index 2010-New York, London, Tokyo, and Paris are the top four in 2010, as they were in the first Global Cities Index two years ago, and they are ahead in most of the criteria that make a truly global city. Influential networks boost global impact, and having a giant head start -- as New York does in market capitalization, Tokyo in Fortune Global 500 companies, and London in international travelers -- will only amplify those advantages in the future. Success breeds success.So what makes a Global City? Not size alone, the index aims to measure how much sway a city has over what happens beyond its own borders -- its influence on and integration with global markets, culture, and innovation. To create this year's rankings, we analyzed 65 cities with more than 1 million people across every region of the globe, using definitive sources to tally everything from a city's business activity, human capital, and information exchange to its cultural experience and political engagement. Data ranged from how many Fortune Global 500 company headquarters were in a city to the size of its capital markets and the flow of goods through its airports and ports, as well as factors such as the number of embassies, think tanks, political organizations, and museums. Taken together, a city's performance on this slate of indicators tells us how worldly -- or provincial -- it really is.Only four of the top 10 cities are national capitals. Washington comes in at No. 13. Beijing (15) edges out Berlin (16), which trounces Moscow (25). Two of the top 10 global cities are laws unto themselves, operating outside the jurisdiction of a separate national government (Hong Kong and Singapore). The sun set a half-century ago on the British Empire, and yet London continues to shine at No. 2. For now.What about the Euro-Crisis?That will disable France from the list.But guess who didn't join the Euro, though they are clearly a European Continent? The UK.That leaves London (home of the Anti messiah) at the top, after the NYSE crashes and the U.S. and Japan grapple with major natural catastrophes.Should Florida suffer from a Hurricane, watch how quickly Obama responds:Florida All-Important for Republicans
Thursday, 30 Jun 2011
Here's a news flash for every Republican candidate who wants to replace Barack Obama in the 2012 election cycle — it's Florida, stupid.
For proof of Florida's importance, take note of Obama's recent visit to Miami and Puerto Rico. No sitting president in the last 50 years has visited the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. But Obama is smart. He knows that Central Florida is home to a large number of Puerto Ricans who tend to vote Democratic.
It seems that since the fabled 2000 election, Florida has become one of the states that signals who will eventually win both party presidential nominations and the general election. Obama carried Florida in 2008 by a narrow margin over John McCain, but he could face a tough road there next year.
A lot can change in a year, but this much is certain: For all their visits to Iowa, New Hampshire and maybe South Carolina, the smartest Republican candidates will be practically making Florida their homes over the coming months. And if states like Georgia, Florida's neighbor and the ninth-most-populous state, have any brains, they will follow Florida's primary the following week with a primary of their own, making them kingmakers of their own.God Bless,Gail