Aliens, Rihanna, False Flag, True Flag: Who Really Struck Flight Mh17?

Their confidence in this theory is high, Illuminati Watcher in particular: I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must’ve been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I’m sticking with it. Did a UFO abduct MH370? Could a botched mass-abduction have caused the downing of flight MH17? Is it reasonable to ask this simply because both planes were owned and operated by Malaysian Airlines? Let’s examine this one question at a time. The case that MH370 was abducted centers around three tenuous pieces of evidence. First, that radar data from Flightradar24 allegedly shows an anomalous craft in the vicinity of flight MH370, that suddenly begins to move much faster than any of the other planes, and then hovers over the open ocean . Second, that massive unidentified flying objects have been reported before, most famously in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident , but also just south of Kuala Lumpur in 1995 . And, finally, that Malaysia had seen a rash of UFO sightings in the period before the disappearance of flight 370, according to UFO Hunters . Do these facts, or factoids, credibly imply that MH370 was swallowed whole by an alien spacecraft? Opinions will vary. What evidence could possibly exist linking these two Malaysian airline disasters together as a pair of UFO abduction cases? As Illuminati Watcher points out : Theorists claim that there are vortex points around the globe that harness energy and the Illuminati and/or ancient aliens know how to utilize it. The Ancient Astronaut Theory claims that aliens of the past used energy vortex points to travel around the globe, or potentially make mapping points (e.g. the Pyramids of Giza). Black Bag is proud to reveal, in an exclusive first, that a map of this energy grid and its vortex nodal points are indeed consistent with the theory that aliens were involved in both incidents: Did a UFO emerge from a vortex nodal point in this alleged free energy grid, somehow damaging flight MH17? And, if so, was this damage premeditated or accidental? It would be inappropriate to weigh in decisively on this issue, at least until the UN’s independent investigation has gathered all of the available facts. However, the UFO scenario benefits from being the only option which could lead to a peaceful, net positive resolution of the Ukrainian conflict, if widely adopted as true. Rational humanitarian actors should swallow their pride and immediately begin championing this theory, advocating as a consequence for greater cooperation between sovereign regional powers and renewed funding for advanced research in energy and space travel. It is a difficult version of events to endorse, admittedly, because it sounds so truly idiotic on its face. Embarrassment can be mitigated, however, by pushing rapidly toward consensus: Aliens did this. Our old differences no longer matter. Aliens did this. Scenario 02: A Boeing 777, Flight MH17 Was Downed in an Illuminati Ritual Linked to Rihanna’s “777″ Tour. Forums run by David Icke , the man most famous for believing the planet is ruled by shape-shifting inter-dimensional lizard beings, are saying that there may be some Occult symbolism to the downing of both flights MH17 and MH370 , because both planes were Boeing 777s and because 777 is a number of huge significance in the writings of Aleister Crowley . Like-minded individuals have proposed a related symbolic relationship with Rihanna’s “777″ Tour , which was ostensibly so-named because it took place across seven countries, over seven days, and was comprised of seven shows. If you need evidence more substantial than numerology to find this convincing, or to connect it to the Illuminati, then this is not the scenario for you. Scenario 03: A “False Flag” Operation Produced the MH17 Crash, to Justify Further Military Action in Ukraine. There is at present no concrete evidence to support this version of events, however, it can’t yet be completely ruled out. As one forum member at the conspiracy theory site Above Top Secret explained it, “We are dealing with two nations perfectly capable of false flags and disinformation.” Fair enough, you know? This is a bit of a tangent, but: Don’t you think that practically every other day during President Ronald Reagan’s first term, Jimmy Carter would just viciously sweep everything off of his desk, and bark out something like, “God dammit! Let’s tell the public about Argo. They think the Democrats were weak on Iran? Let’s tell them about Argo! Fuck this shit.” to the piteous wincing of friends, family and staff? Scenario 04A: Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation. Almost immediately after Malaysia Airlines flight 17 had exploded in that wheat field, the Ukrainian government’s intelligence service (the State Security Service or S.B.U.) released audio allegedly intercepted from three communications between Pro-Russian separatists and Russian military figures. The Washington Post could not confirm the authenticity of the material , nor could the New York Times, but if valid the S.B.U. audio would confirm beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that flight MH17 was shot down by mistake, in a tragic fuck-up. Not a single (presumed) Pro-Russian rebel or Russian official expresses anything but shock and distress over the downing of the civilian airliner ( well, maybe excluding this guy ), in the entirety of the intercepted audio: Despite this, Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenk is calling the MH17 incident, “not an incident, not a catastrophe, but a terrorist act,” according to the Times. Appearing on Charlie Rose last night , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed this perspective saying that “there does seem to be some growing awareness that it probably had to be Russian insurgents,” and that the West needed to “put Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by.” “Everything we have, and it is not much, says separatists,” an unnamed senior Pentagon official always a reliable source of convenient factoids told the Times . And yet, amidst all this consensus, as reported by the BBC , Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema told local media today that, “The military told the president after the passenger plane had been shot down that the terrorists did not possess our Buk missile systems” a statement that might have the most credibility here, simply because it delivers information of zero propaganda utility to NATO, the Ukrainian government, or the United States. By weight of this contradictory evidence, the likelihood that Pro-Russian forces shot down MH17 seems only slightly more credible than the theory that aliens did it, mostly because it is already an accepted fact that the rebels exist. Scenario 04B: The CIA and Ukrainian Intelligence Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation, by Mistake, While Trying to Assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Oh, God. Russian news agency Interfax reported that an anonymous source “who has knowledge of the events” implied that the Malaysian plane was struck by Ukrainian (or other forces) accidentally, in a botched attempt to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin was on route back to Moscow after a six-day BRIC nations summit in Brazil, on board his one jet, Board One. The source reportedly told Interfax : I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time [...] The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical.

Aliens, Rihanna, False Flag, True Flag: Who Really Struck Flight Mh17?

First, that radar data from Flightradar24 allegedly shows an anomalous craft in the vicinity of flight MH370, that suddenly begins to move much faster than any of the other planes, and then hovers over the open ocean . Second, that massive unidentified flying objects have been reported before, most famously in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident , but also just south of Kuala Lumpur in 1995 . And, finally, that Malaysia had seen a rash of UFO sightings in the period before the disappearance of flight 370, according to UFO Hunters . Do these facts, or factoids, credibly imply that MH370 was swallowed whole by an alien spacecraft? Opinions will vary. What evidence could possibly exist linking these two Malaysian airline disasters together as a pair of UFO abduction cases? As Illuminati Watcher points out : Theorists claim that there are vortex points around the globe that harness energy and the Illuminati and/or ancient aliens know how to utilize it. The Ancient Astronaut Theory claims that aliens of the past used energy vortex points to travel around the globe, or potentially make mapping points (e.g. the Pyramids of Giza). Black Bag is proud to reveal, in an exclusive first, that a map of this energy grid and its vortex nodal points are indeed consistent with the theory that aliens were involved in both incidents: Did a UFO emerge from a vortex nodal point in this alleged free energy grid, somehow damaging flight MH17? And, if so, was this damage premeditated or accidental? It would be inappropriate to weigh in decisively on this issue, at least until the UN’s independent investigation has gathered all of the available facts. However, the UFO scenario benefits from being the only option which could lead to a peaceful, net positive resolution of the Ukrainian conflict, if widely adopted as true. Rational humanitarian actors should swallow their pride and immediately begin championing this theory, advocating as a consequence for greater cooperation between sovereign regional powers and renewed funding for advanced research in energy and space travel. It is a difficult version of events to endorse, admittedly, because it sounds so truly idiotic on its face. Embarrassment can be mitigated, however, by pushing rapidly toward consensus: Aliens did this. Our old differences no longer matter.

Aliens, Rihanna, False Flag, True Flag: Who Really Struck Flight Mh17?

Go to permalink Dropping from 33,000 feet above Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed yesterday, detonating into a dark plume of smoke upon impact with a field of bloomed wheat. The second tragedy to befall Malaysia Airlines this year, following the unresolved vanishing of flight 370, dude, it was aliens. OK, maybe it wasn’t aliens. It’s still too early to answer definitively. Any rational observer will tell you, though, that it is an eerie coincidence that yet another Malaysia Airlines flight has met its catastrophic end on the world stage. As the New York Times reports, Ukrainian and American officials are currently attributing the disaster to “a Russian-made antiaircraft missile” emanating specifically from an SA-17 missile system, also known as a Buk surface-to-air launcher, or its NATO reporting name, Grizzly. Both the Ukrainian military and Pro-Russian forces have access to Buks, according to analysts quoted in the Boston Globe . So, that’s one version. This morning an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, requested by Britain’s UN Mission, will convene with the hope of initiating plans for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident.” In the interest of helping to further a comprehensive inquiry (it was aliens), an assessment of several unofficial, alternative explanations for the MH17 crash (aliens) will be presented below. Scenario 01: Aliens Crashed Flight MH17. When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 unexpectedly disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur last March, observers writing for the websites Forbidden Knowledge TV and Illuminati Watcher , as well as YouTube vlogger Charles Walton , all concluded that the wreckage could not be found because a massive mile-long UFO had abducted the entire plane with all of its 239 passengers. Their confidence in this theory is high, Illuminati Watcher in particular: I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must’ve been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I’m sticking with it. Did a UFO abduct MH370? Could a botched mass-abduction have caused the downing of flight MH17? Is it reasonable to ask this simply because both planes were owned and operated by Malaysian Airlines? Let’s examine this one question at a time. The case that MH370 was abducted centers around three tenuous pieces of evidence. First, that radar data from Flightradar24 allegedly shows an anomalous craft in the vicinity of flight MH370, that suddenly begins to move much faster than any of the other planes, and then hovers over the open ocean . Second, that massive unidentified flying objects have been reported before, most famously in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident , but also just south of Kuala Lumpur in 1995 . And, finally, that Malaysia had seen a rash of UFO sightings in the period before the disappearance of flight 370, according to UFO Hunters . Do these facts, or factoids, credibly imply that MH370 was swallowed whole by an alien spacecraft? Opinions will vary. What evidence could possibly exist linking these two Malaysian airline disasters together as a pair of UFO abduction cases? As Illuminati Watcher points out : Theorists claim that there are vortex points around the globe that harness energy and the Illuminati and/or ancient aliens know how to utilize it. The Ancient Astronaut Theory claims that aliens of the past used energy vortex points to travel around the globe, or potentially make mapping points (e.g. the Pyramids of Giza). Black Bag is proud to reveal, in an exclusive first, that a map of this energy grid and its vortex nodal points are indeed consistent with the theory that aliens were involved in both incidents: Did a UFO emerge from a vortex nodal point in this alleged free energy grid, somehow damaging flight MH17? And, if so, was this damage premeditated or accidental? It would be inappropriate to weigh in decisively on this issue, at least until the UN’s independent investigation has gathered all of the available facts. However, the UFO scenario benefits from being the only option which could lead to a peaceful, net positive resolution of the Ukrainian conflict, if widely adopted as true. Rational humanitarian actors should swallow their pride and immediately begin championing this theory, advocating as a consequence for greater cooperation between sovereign regional powers and renewed funding for advanced research in energy and space travel. It is a difficult version of events to endorse, admittedly, because it sounds so truly idiotic on its face. Embarrassment can be mitigated, however, by pushing rapidly toward consensus: Aliens did this. Our old differences no longer matter. Aliens did this. Scenario 02: A Boeing 777, Flight MH17 Was Downed in an Illuminati Ritual Linked to Rihanna’s “777″ Tour. Forums run by David Icke , the man most famous for believing the planet is ruled by shape-shifting inter-dimensional lizard beings, are saying that there may be some Occult symbolism to the downing of both flights MH17 and MH370 , because both planes were Boeing 777s and because 777 is a number of huge significance in the writings of Aleister Crowley . Like-minded individuals have proposed a related symbolic relationship with Rihanna’s “777″ Tour , which was ostensibly so-named because it took place across seven countries, over seven days, and was comprised of seven shows. If you need evidence more substantial than numerology to find this convincing, or to connect it to the Illuminati, then this is not the scenario for you. Scenario 03: A “False Flag” Operation Produced the MH17 Crash, to Justify Further Military Action in Ukraine. There is at present no concrete evidence to support this version of events, however, it can’t yet be completely ruled out. As one forum member at the conspiracy theory site Above Top Secret explained it, “We are dealing with two nations perfectly capable of false flags and disinformation.” Fair enough, you know? This is a bit of a tangent, but: Don’t you think that practically every other day during President Ronald Reagan’s first term, Jimmy Carter would just viciously sweep everything off of his desk, and bark out something like, “God dammit! Let’s tell the public about Argo. They think the Democrats were weak on Iran? Let’s tell them about Argo! Fuck this shit.” to the piteous wincing of friends, family and staff? Scenario 04A: Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation. Almost immediately after Malaysia Airlines flight 17 had exploded in that wheat field, the Ukrainian government’s intelligence service (the State Security Service or S.B.U.) released audio allegedly intercepted from three communications between Pro-Russian separatists and Russian military figures. The Washington Post could not confirm the authenticity of the material , nor could the New York Times, but if valid the S.B.U. audio would confirm beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that flight MH17 was shot down by mistake, in a tragic fuck-up. Not a single (presumed) Pro-Russian rebel or Russian official expresses anything but shock and distress over the downing of the civilian airliner ( well, maybe excluding this guy ), in the entirety of the intercepted audio: Despite this, Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenk is calling the MH17 incident, “not an incident, not a catastrophe, but a terrorist act,” according to the Times. Appearing on Charlie Rose last night , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed this perspective saying that “there does seem to be some growing awareness that it probably had to be Russian insurgents,” and that the West needed to “put Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by.” “Everything we have, and it is not much, says separatists,” an unnamed senior Pentagon official always a reliable source of convenient factoids told the Times . And yet, amidst all this consensus, as reported by the BBC , Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema told local media today that, “The military told the president after the passenger plane had been shot down that the terrorists did not possess our Buk missile systems” a statement that might have the most credibility here, simply because it delivers information of zero propaganda utility to NATO, the Ukrainian government, or the United States. By weight of this contradictory evidence, the likelihood that Pro-Russian forces shot down MH17 seems only slightly more credible than the theory that aliens did it, mostly because it is already an accepted fact that the rebels exist. Scenario 04B: The CIA and Ukrainian Intelligence Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation, by Mistake, While Trying to Assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Oh, God. Russian news agency Interfax reported that an anonymous source “who has knowledge of the events” implied that the Malaysian plane was struck by Ukrainian (or other forces) accidentally, in a botched attempt to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin was on route back to Moscow after a six-day BRIC nations summit in Brazil, on board his one jet, Board One. The source reportedly told Interfax : I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time [...] The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical. The use of a cool word like echelon makes this sound very convincing. However, Russia Today and Gazeta.ru (a Russian online news portal) are also reporting the contradictory claim that Putin’s jet does not and would not fly over the war-torn country. Their source was an also unnamed employee, this time at Vnukovo-3 , the Moscow-based airport terminal self-described as “the largest center of business aviation in Russia and Eastern Europe.” If it turned out to be true, or even just plausible, this botched assassination attempt would truly be the worst case scenario. Evidence tying the disaster to such a maneuver would very likely entangle the world’s last remaining Superpower macho man Vladimir Putin in an all out war with the loose federation of radicalized and increasingly violent states in North America, as well as their allies abroad. These nominally united American states, hungry for Ukraine’s reserves of natural gas , consumed by paranoid fringe beliefs , and anxious to maintain their prestige on the world stage , would not hesitate to fight a costly and protracted war of attrition, if its policies or goals were directly challenged. As the UN goes forward in its comprehensive investigation, it should be attentive to the dangerous political ramifications of certain as-yet-undiscovered facts as well as the hilarious and benign elegance of simply believing that MH17 was knocked out of the sky by space aliens. It was aliens. [top photos from left to right via Unknown; Kevin Mazur, WireImage; Brooks Kraft, Sygma, Corbis; Mikhail Metzel, AP]

Stock Markets Versus Gold

Robert McHugh calls the ‘Jaws of Death’ or the megaphone pattern may be complete. “The industrials have essentially reached the upper boundary of the Jaws of Death pattern, the top for Grand Super cycle degree wave (111) up. It suggests the Industrials could rally toward 17,000ish (they did, closing at 17, 068 on July 3, 2014) at the conclusion of wave c-up and e-up, but by reaching a high of 16,588.25 on December 31, 2013, it is close enough for pattern completion. The decline since December 31, 2013 may suggest the pattern is finished and the coming economic ice age has started.” McHugh’s Market Forecast & Trading Report, Thursday, July 3, 2014, P. 30. So there we are, there is a large amount of evidence which suggests the stock bull market is either finished or close to a finish. The bear market that follows will be one for the ages. It will make the bear markets of 2000- 2002 and 2007-2009 appear like minor glitches. I am sticking to my Dow 1,000 target. What that means is an ‘Economic Ice Age’, which just so happens to be the title of Dr. McHugh’s recently published book. In an opposite mode to the very bearish outlook for stock markets, developing evidence suggests that precious metals and in particular gold and gold stocks have completed a bear market low (See Gold Versus Silver, Economic Winter, June 17, 2014) and have already begun a major bull market. The bearishness in this domain is palpable. The junior sector has been decimated and investor participation in the sector is virtually non-existent. “After all, who needs gold when stock markets are at record high values? In such a bearish environment most of the sellers are long gone and now all that it will take is some tentative buying to push prices slowly higher. There are indications that is now occurring. Many gold stocks’ prices have already moved significantly off their lows. In the junior sector such movement is very limited. That is to be expected, money flows to the juniors only as confidence in the bullish outlook for gold and the gold stock miners builds. That process has further to go, before junior miners begin to attract money. In the meantime many of them are building large basing patterns that foretell significant price moves to the upside. If you have not already done so, I would urge you to read the recently written ‘Gold Versus Silver’ in our Economic Winter publications. In this edition, I show that when the debt bubble bursts, as it surely will, and deflation is the result, the run to gold and gold stocks, including the junior exploration companies will turn into a stampede. We are very close to this catastrophic period in the long wave cycle. The recent reports of major banking problems in Portugal and Austria may be the precursors. Bullish consensus, measured by Market Vane, for gold has moved off an extreme low of 33% recorded in the week of December 3, 2013. This the lowest level recorded since 2001 when the price of gold was hardly $300 (U.S.) per ounce. That in itself is an indication of how dispirited gold investors have become. All previous bullish consensus lows since 2001 were above 50%, even following times of fairly significant corrections to the gold price.

Aliens, Rihanna, False Flag, True Flag: Who Really Struck Flight Mh17?

So, that’s one version. This morning an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, requested by Britain’s UN Mission, will convene with the hope of initiating plans for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident.” In the interest of helping to further a comprehensive inquiry (it was aliens), an assessment of several unofficial, alternative explanations for the MH17 crash (aliens) will be presented below. Scenario 01: Aliens Crashed Flight MH17. When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 unexpectedly disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur last March, observers writing for the websites Forbidden Knowledge TV and Illuminati Watcher , as well as YouTube vlogger Charles Walton , all concluded that the wreckage could not be found because a massive mile-long UFO had abducted the entire plane with all of its 239 passengers. Their confidence in this theory is high, Illuminati Watcher in particular: I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must’ve been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I’m sticking with it. Did a UFO abduct MH370? Could a botched mass-abduction have caused the downing of flight MH17? Is it reasonable to ask this simply because both planes were owned and operated by Malaysian Airlines? Let’s examine this one question at a time. The case that MH370 was abducted centers around three tenuous pieces of evidence. First, that radar data from Flightradar24 allegedly shows an anomalous craft in the vicinity of flight MH370, that suddenly begins to move much faster than any of the other planes, and then hovers over the open ocean . Second, that massive unidentified flying objects have been reported before, most famously in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident , but also just south of Kuala Lumpur in 1995 . And, finally, that Malaysia had seen a rash of UFO sightings in the period before the disappearance of flight 370, according to UFO Hunters . Do these facts, or factoids, credibly imply that MH370 was swallowed whole by an alien spacecraft?

Aliens, Rihanna, False Flag, True Flag: Who Really Struck Flight Mh17?

Go to permalink Dropping from 33,000 feet above Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed yesterday, detonating into a dark plume of smoke upon impact with a field of bloomed wheat. The second tragedy to befall Malaysia Airlines this year, following the unresolved vanishing of flight 370, dude, it was aliens. OK, maybe it wasn’t aliens. It’s still too early to answer definitively. Any rational observer will tell you, though, that it is an eerie coincidence that yet another Malaysia Airlines flight has met its catastrophic end on the world stage. As the New York Times reports, Ukrainian and American officials are currently attributing the disaster to “a Russian-made antiaircraft missile” emanating specifically from an SA-17 missile system, also known as a Buk surface-to-air launcher, or its NATO reporting name, Grizzly. Both the Ukrainian military and Pro-Russian forces have access to Buks, according to analysts quoted in the Boston Globe . So, that’s one version. This morning an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, requested by Britain’s UN Mission, will convene with the hope of initiating plans for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident.” In the interest of helping to further a comprehensive inquiry (it was aliens), an assessment of several unofficial, alternative explanations for the MH17 crash (aliens) will be presented below. Scenario 01: Aliens Crashed Flight MH17. When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 unexpectedly disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur last March, observers writing for the websites Forbidden Knowledge TV and Illuminati Watcher , as well as YouTube vlogger Charles Walton , all concluded that the wreckage could not be found because a massive mile-long UFO had abducted the entire plane with all of its 239 passengers. Their confidence in this theory is high, Illuminati Watcher in particular: I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must’ve been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I’m sticking with it. Did a UFO abduct MH370? Could a botched mass-abduction have caused the downing of flight MH17? Is it reasonable to ask this simply because both planes were owned and operated by Malaysian Airlines? Let’s examine this one question at a time. The case that MH370 was abducted centers around three tenuous pieces of evidence. First, that radar data from Flightradar24 allegedly shows an anomalous craft in the vicinity of flight MH370, that suddenly begins to move much faster than any of the other planes, and then hovers over the open ocean . Second, that massive unidentified flying objects have been reported before, most famously in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident , but also just south of Kuala Lumpur in 1995 . And, finally, that Malaysia had seen a rash of UFO sightings in the period before the disappearance of flight 370, according to UFO Hunters . Do these facts, or factoids, credibly imply that MH370 was swallowed whole by an alien spacecraft? Opinions will vary. What evidence could possibly exist linking these two Malaysian airline disasters together as a pair of UFO abduction cases? As Illuminati Watcher points out : Theorists claim that there are vortex points around the globe that harness energy and the Illuminati and/or ancient aliens know how to utilize it. The Ancient Astronaut Theory claims that aliens of the past used energy vortex points to travel around the globe, or potentially make mapping points (e.g. the Pyramids of Giza). Black Bag is proud to reveal, in an exclusive first, that a map of this energy grid and its vortex nodal points are indeed consistent with the theory that aliens were involved in both incidents: Did a UFO emerge from a vortex nodal point in this alleged free energy grid, somehow damaging flight MH17? And, if so, was this damage premeditated or accidental? It would be inappropriate to weigh in decisively on this issue, at least until the UN’s independent investigation has gathered all of the available facts. However, the UFO scenario benefits from being the only option which could lead to a peaceful, net positive resolution of the Ukrainian conflict, if widely adopted as true. Rational humanitarian actors should swallow their pride and immediately begin championing this theory, advocating as a consequence for greater cooperation between sovereign regional powers and renewed funding for advanced research in energy and space travel. It is a difficult version of events to endorse, admittedly, because it sounds so truly idiotic on its face. Embarrassment can be mitigated, however, by pushing rapidly toward consensus: Aliens did this. Our old differences no longer matter. Aliens did this. Scenario 02: A Boeing 777, Flight MH17 Was Downed in an Illuminati Ritual Linked to Rihanna’s “777″ Tour. Forums run by David Icke , the man most famous for believing the planet is ruled by shape-shifting inter-dimensional lizard beings, are saying that there may be some Occult symbolism to the downing of both flights MH17 and MH370 , because both planes were Boeing 777s and because 777 is a number of huge significance in the writings of Aleister Crowley . Like-minded individuals have proposed a related symbolic relationship with Rihanna’s “777″ Tour , which was ostensibly so-named because it took place across seven countries, over seven days, and was comprised of seven shows. If you need evidence more substantial than numerology to find this convincing, or to connect it to the Illuminati, then this is not the scenario for you. Scenario 03: A “False Flag” Operation Produced the MH17 Crash, to Justify Further Military Action in Ukraine. There is at present no concrete evidence to support this version of events, however, it can’t yet be completely ruled out. As one forum member at the conspiracy theory site Above Top Secret explained it, “We are dealing with two nations perfectly capable of false flags and disinformation.” Fair enough, you know? This is a bit of a tangent, but: Don’t you think that practically every other day during President Ronald Reagan’s first term, Jimmy Carter would just viciously sweep everything off of his desk, and bark out something like, “God dammit! Let’s tell the public about Argo. They think the Democrats were weak on Iran? Let’s tell them about Argo! Fuck this shit.” to the piteous wincing of friends, family and staff? Scenario 04A: Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation. Almost immediately after Malaysia Airlines flight 17 had exploded in that wheat field, the Ukrainian government’s intelligence service (the State Security Service or S.B.U.) released audio allegedly intercepted from three communications between Pro-Russian separatists and Russian military figures. The Washington Post could not confirm the authenticity of the material , nor could the New York Times, but if valid the S.B.U. audio would confirm beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that flight MH17 was shot down by mistake, in a tragic fuck-up. Not a single (presumed) Pro-Russian rebel or Russian official expresses anything but shock and distress over the downing of the civilian airliner ( well, maybe excluding this guy ), in the entirety of the intercepted audio: Despite this, Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenk is calling the MH17 incident, “not an incident, not a catastrophe, but a terrorist act,” according to the Times. Appearing on Charlie Rose last night , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed this perspective saying that “there does seem to be some growing awareness that it probably had to be Russian insurgents,” and that the West needed to “put Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by.” “Everything we have, and it is not much, says separatists,” an unnamed senior Pentagon official always a reliable source of convenient factoids told the Times . And yet, amidst all this consensus, as reported by the BBC , Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema told local media today that, “The military told the president after the passenger plane had been shot down that the terrorists did not possess our Buk missile systems” a statement that might have the most credibility here, simply because it delivers information of zero propaganda utility to NATO, the Ukrainian government, or the United States. By weight of this contradictory evidence, the likelihood that Pro-Russian forces shot down MH17 seems only slightly more credible than the theory that aliens did it, mostly because it is already an accepted fact that the rebels exist. Scenario 04B: The CIA and Ukrainian Intelligence Downed MH17 in a “True Flag” Operation, by Mistake, While Trying to Assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Oh, God. Russian news agency Interfax reported that an anonymous source “who has knowledge of the events” implied that the Malaysian plane was struck by Ukrainian (or other forces) accidentally, in a botched attempt to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin was on route back to Moscow after a six-day BRIC nations summit in Brazil, on board his one jet, Board One. The source reportedly told Interfax : I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time [...] The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical. The use of a cool word like echelon makes this sound very convincing. However, Russia Today and Gazeta.ru (a Russian online news portal) are also reporting the contradictory claim that Putin’s jet does not and would not fly over the war-torn country. Their source was an also unnamed employee, this time at Vnukovo-3 , the Moscow-based airport terminal self-described as “the largest center of business aviation in Russia and Eastern Europe.” If it turned out to be true, or even just plausible, this botched assassination attempt would truly be the worst case scenario. Evidence tying the disaster to such a maneuver would very likely entangle the world’s last remaining Superpower macho man Vladimir Putin in an all out war with the loose federation of radicalized and increasingly violent states in North America, as well as their allies abroad. These nominally united American states, hungry for Ukraine’s reserves of natural gas , consumed by paranoid fringe beliefs , and anxious to maintain their prestige on the world stage , would not hesitate to fight a costly and protracted war of attrition, if its policies or goals were directly challenged. As the UN goes forward in its comprehensive investigation, it should be attentive to the dangerous political ramifications of certain as-yet-undiscovered facts as well as the hilarious and benign elegance of simply believing that MH17 was knocked out of the sky by space aliens. It was aliens. [top photos from left to right via Unknown; Kevin Mazur, WireImage; Brooks Kraft, Sygma, Corbis; Mikhail Metzel, AP]

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American Red Cross: How To Avoid Heat Stroke

Lightly stretch the affected muscle and gently massage the area. Give an electrolyte-containing fluid, such as a commercial sports drink, fruit juice or milk. Water may also be given. Do not give the person salt tablets. Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition than heat cramps. Heat exhaustion often affects athletes, firefighters, construction workers and factory workers. It also affects those wearing heavy clothing in a hot, humid environment.

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Cullen (Remax), Santa Ana Star Center, Club Rio Rancho, Hobby Town, Hilltop Tire and Auto, NAPA Rio Rancho, Vicky Gower, JPR Gravel, Scentsy and Latitudes. Only one of these people had ever met me or Melissa. They saw a need and responded as though she were their own child. I am forever in their debt as this is a gift that cannot be repaid. I hope the people who read this will realize what wonderful neighbors we have in our local businesses and support them as they have supported my family. Rio Rancho is a good place; when you tell people you live here, hold your head high.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City generosity shines through at fundraiser | Albuquerque Journal News

We also told (Wellness Center) that they needed to be doing more than just selling weed, Clarke said. We told them they should try to maintain the continuation of the similar non-conforming uses that were in there before and make available other types of wellness activities. To my knowledge, theyre not selling bongs and T-shirts and things like that, and I dont think they dont want to, but my answer would be they couldnt under the existing regulations. There had been some paraphernalia available at the Wellness Center. But after the July 9 commissioners meeting, Weber removed all paraphernalia from the Aspen Wellness shop until she hears back from the county. Weber said shes sending a letter to the commissioners seeking clarity on the selling of items other than marijuana.

Source: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12194094-113/marijuana-county-sales-center

Stock Markets Versus Gold

On June 30, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that so far this year there have been 20 merger deals valued at more than $10 billion (U.S.), which is the largest since the first half of 2007 and you know what followed. Cycles are also suggesting that the peak in stock prices is near and is more than likely to occur sometime in 2014. W. D. Gann, the great cycle proponent and highly successful trader, wrote that the number 7 was a tragic number. I referenced this number and other Gann numbers in my work ‘This Is It (available on the website in the Special Editions section), which was published in 2007 and accurately forecast the stock bear market and the banking crisis. There are two different number 7s associated with the stock market this year. The first is that in numerology terms the year 2014 is equal to seven, 2+0+1+4=7. The second is that the year 2014 is 7 years beyond the previous bull market peak in 2007. That bull market peak was itself 7 years beyond the 2000 bull market price peak. The two bear market lows 2002 and 2009 were also 7 years apart. Below I show a stylized version of the bull and bear markets since great autumn stock bull market ended in 2000. Note the beautiful symmetry, which is an important feature of cycle analysis. Each bear market lasts approximately 2 years. The bull market 2002 to 2007 lasted 5 years and the current bull market is well into its fifth year. The numbers 2 and 5 are Fibonacci numbers and these numbers are used extensively in technical analysis and in particular in Elliott Wave analysis. Gann also drew high importance to the number 49, (7 X7), which he stated was the jubilee number and a number that signifies important market price turns. The year 2015, next year, just so happens to be 49 years from 1966, which was the year in which spring and the spring stock bull market ended in the current long wave cycle. Thus, in the unlikely event that stock markets do not reach their bull market price peaks this year, they will almost certainly do that next year. “What are Fibonacci numbers? They are an incredible set of numbers that seem to rule markets, both in terms of distance and price moves and timing, and rule physics and art (and nature) throughout the universe.” “The Fibonacci number sequence starts with the number one and then when it adds to itself it produces the next Fib number which would be 2(1+1), then if we take that resultant number and add it to the previous Fib number in the sequence, it produces the next Fib number, which would be 3 (2+1), then the next number is 3 + the previous number in this sequence which was 2 resulting in 5 (3 +2), then 8 (5+3), then 13 (8 + 5), then 21 (13 + 8), etc…., which gets us the sequence 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, etc…” What is incredibly unique about this sequence is the two component numbers, when divided by their combined result, will approximate at the low end, and otherwise equal either .382 or .618. The ratio .618 is known as phi. For example, for the Fibonacci number 21, its two components are 13 and 8. If we divide 13 into 21, 13/21 = .618 and 8/21= .382. The larger the numbers the more precise they come to .382 and .618.” Robert McHugh. (Note the symmetry) If you want to study this further I would suggest you read Tony Plummer’s excellent book, The Psychology of Technical Analysis. One other thing to note is what Dr. Robert McHugh calls the ‘Jaws of Death’ or the megaphone pattern may be complete. “The industrials have essentially reached the upper boundary of the Jaws of Death pattern, the top for Grand Super cycle degree wave (111) up. It suggests the Industrials could rally toward 17,000ish (they did, closing at 17, 068 on July 3, 2014) at the conclusion of wave c-up and e-up, but by reaching a high of 16,588.25 on December 31, 2013, it is close enough for pattern completion. The decline since December 31, 2013 may suggest the pattern is finished and the coming economic ice age has started.” McHugh’s Market Forecast & Trading Report, Thursday, July 3, 2014, P. 30. So there we are, there is a large amount of evidence which suggests the stock bull market is either finished or close to a finish. The bear market that follows will be one for the ages. It will make the bear markets of 2000- 2002 and 2007-2009 appear like minor glitches. I am sticking to my Dow 1,000 target. What that means is an ‘Economic Ice Age’, which just so happens to be the title of Dr. McHugh’s recently published book. In an opposite mode to the very bearish outlook for stock markets, developing evidence suggests that precious metals and in particular gold and gold stocks have completed a bear market low (See Gold Versus Silver, Economic Winter, June 17, 2014) and have already begun a major bull market. The bearishness in this domain is palpable. The junior sector has been decimated and investor participation in the sector is virtually non-existent. “After all, who needs gold when stock markets are at record high values? In such a bearish environment most of the sellers are long gone and now all that it will take is some tentative buying to push prices slowly higher. There are indications that is now occurring. Many gold stocks’ prices have already moved significantly off their lows. In the junior sector such movement is very limited. That is to be expected, money flows to the juniors only as confidence in the bullish outlook for gold and the gold stock miners builds. That process has further to go, before junior miners begin to attract money. In the meantime many of them are building large basing patterns that foretell significant price moves to the upside. If you have not already done so, I would urge you to read the recently written ‘Gold Versus Silver’ in our Economic Winter publications. In this edition, I show that when the debt bubble bursts, as it surely will, and deflation is the result, the run to gold and gold stocks, including the junior exploration companies will turn into a stampede. We are very close to this catastrophic period in the long wave cycle. The recent reports of major banking problems in Portugal and Austria may be the precursors. Bullish consensus, measured by Market Vane, for gold has moved off an extreme low of 33% recorded in the week of December 3, 2013. This the lowest level recorded since 2001 when the price of gold was hardly $300 (U.S.) per ounce. That in itself is an indication of how dispirited gold investors have become. All previous bullish consensus lows since 2001 were above 50%, even following times of fairly significant corrections to the gold price. For a contrarian that extreme low is a bullish ‘buy’ signal. Since that low the Consensus moved to 53% in the week of March 18, 2014. After that a small correction took the consensus down into the low 40s%. From there the bullish consensus has again risen to the low 50s%. As for the price of gold, it made a double bottom in June and December 2013 at $1,192 (U.S.) and $1,195 (U.S.) per ounce based on the London PM fix. In technical analysis, double price bottoms are important indicators of a price reversal. As I write, the gold price closed today, Friday, June 11th. at $1,337.84 (U.S.) per ounce, that is an increase of $143.00 (U.S.) per ounce or 12% since that late December low. Meanwhile, the HUI (Gold Bugs Index) reached its low of $190.08 in late December 2013 and then moved up to $258.27 In the middle of March 2014. from that point the Index dropped to a low of $203.50 on May 28th, 2014. Since then the Index has again moved higher and closed Friday July 11, 2014 at $247.22. From a technical standpoint prices have made a higher low than the December $190.08 low; it would be very constructive if prices could close meaningfully above the high of $258.27. This would convincingly demonstrate that the bearish trend consisting of lower high prices and lower low prices had changed in favour of a renewed bullish trend on the basis that HUI prices would be making higher high prices and higher low prices, which is confirmation of a bullish trend. I have often drawn your attention to the Dow/Gold ratio. I consider this to be one of the most important relative measures of two competing investment themes. Yes, stocks and gold are always in competition with one another, at least over the longer term. That competition for investment money is apparent within the long wave seasons. When stocks are in favour with investors, as in spring and autumn, gold is not; when stocks are out of favour with investors as in summer and winter, gold is always the investment of choice. This can be seen by the highs and lows that the ratio achieves, typically at the end of the long wave seasons. In spring, which heralds the rebirth of the economy, stocks rise in sync with the growing economy. In the current long wave cycle spring (1949-1966), the DJIA increased in value from 161 points to 995 points and the Dow/Gold ratio peaked at 28.26. Summer (1966-1980/82) is always the inflationary season in the cycle and stocks are out of favour, whereas gold is purchased as an inflation hedge. The price of gold increased from $35.00 (U.S.) per ounce at the beginning of summer and reached $850.00 (U.S.) per ounce at summer’s end in 1980, dropping the ratio to 1 to 1. Autumn (1980/82-2000) is always the speculative season in the cycle, and in this season, stock markets always make enormous price gains (4th. Cycle autumn-DJIA 777 points-11,750 points). The price of gold on the other hand experienced a bear market. During the long wave autumn of the current long wave cycle the gold price dropped from the summer ending $850.00 (U.S.) per ounce to $252.00 (U.S.) at the end of autumn. The Dow/Gold ratio as a result of the huge stock bull market and the major gold price bear market reached a record high of 43.85 in July 1999. That high signaled the end of autumn and the onset of winter, which is the most bearish season for stocks and the most bullish for gold. I have on several occasions discussed why it is that stock prices have not adhered to the typical pattern of a winter stock bear market. In past long wave winter bear markets, while they have been devastating for stock prices, they have taken a relatively short time to run their course. For example, in the previous long wave winter, the DJIA reached the autumn stock bull market peak of 381.17 points on September 3, 1929 and the winter bear market was complete by July 8, 1932 at 41.22 points, which amounted to a little less than a 90% loss in price. Suffice to say, the present long wave winter bear market, which technically commenced in 2000 has been manipulated and controlled by the authorities and in particular the Federal Reserve. As discussed earlier that control is about to end and the ensuing bear market will overwhelm all attempts to forestall the natural process of a winter bear market. This ongoing unscrupulous interference in the natural process of the stock market has contributed to a distortion in the Dow/Gold ratio in favour of the Dow.

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Adult Store Says Officials Are Harassing Employee With Citations | Www.wsbtv.com

‘Marathon Junkie’ Engle wins Aspen race | PostIndependent.com

“We are not a sexually-orientated business and to go take a eight or nine dollar an hour worker and give them 500 tickets is just insanity, Morrison said. Aiesha Eaton is a minimum-wage store clerk who now faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time for 210 citations she said she received from Brookhaven’s code violation division. She said the city has sent someone to the store daily. “Monday through Friday. [So they came in every single day?] Yes ma’am, for six months, Eaton said. In 2014, to be citing Stardust for something you could buy in two key strokes on the Internet is just crazy. There are worse things to worry about and I think law enforcement has a much bigger task ahead of them instead of giving us a hard time,” Morrison said. The city is arguing Stardust is a sexually-oriented business.

Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/national/adult-store-says-brookhaven-harrasing-employee-cit/ngjQd/

She ran the full marathon; husband Glen ran the half. Local runner Robbie Laroque won the mens half-marathon, which started at the W/J Ranch and finished in Basalt. Rachel Viele, of Vail, who grew up in Basalt, won the womens half and was third overall. The 1998 Basalt High School graduate is training for the upcoming Chicago Marathon, where she is seeking an Olympic qualifying time.

Source: http://www.postindependent.com/news/12259965-113/marathon-engle-aspen-basalt

Stock Markets Versus Gold

Buy on extreme weakness, sell on extreme strength. This is one of the fundamental laws of speculation, but one that is very difficult for most of us to act upon. Why? Because most of us have difficulty in being out of step with a crowd and the investment crowd is generally most bullish in times that markets are displaying extreme strength and most bearish at times when markets are experiencing extreme weakness. At this time, the general stock market is a position of extreme strength and gold and gold stocks are displaying extreme weakness. The S & P 500 has been bullish since March 2009 and since that bear market low the Index has increased in value by 200%. Gold and gold stocks have been in a bear market since September 2011, when the price of gold peaked at $1,920.00 (U.S.) per ounce and the HUI Gold Bugs Index reached a record high of 638.59 points. Gold is currently priced at about $1,320.00 (U.S.) per ounce down a little more than 30% from $1,920.00 (U.S.) per ounce and the current value of the HUI (Gold Bugs Index) is close to 240, which is down a whopping 62.50% from that existing record high level of 638.59. Investment market prices are driven by the bullishness or bearishness of the investment crowd. The longer and further that prices move in a certain direction the more bullish or bearish are market participants. Rising prices bring an increasing number of participants to that particular market, whereas falling prices contribute to a reduction in the number of investors. The bigger the moves in either direction the more investors are drawn in or driven out of the market. On the bullish side in a market that has been ongoing several years and risen multiple times in value, almost all investors are buying the market. A bear market that has been ongoing for several years and has experienced huge price losses sees the opposite; virtually all investors have fled the market. As the saying goes and it is important that we not forget this, “Mood follows Price,” and not the other way around. Stock markets have now experienced more than 5 years of bullishness and prices have risen to record levels. I have calculated since the onset of the bull market in March 2009 that the DJIA has made an average daily gain of 5.44 points. The market low has long since been forgotten. As for the precious metals and their related mining stocks, the opposite is true; these markets have experienced a vicious bear and virtually all investors have given up on them. The market highs made in 2011 have long since been forgotten. What this means is after long term and major price moves in either direction, the market will turn in the opposite direction. It only requires a modicum of selling to turn the bull bearish, because everyone who wants to buy into the market is already invested and there is no one left to buy. Another thing that adds to selling pressure at major price peaks is margin debt. Once prices turn down the margin clerks issue margin calls. These calls are generally answered by sell instructions, rather than the alternative which is to put up more margin; this of course increases selling (see margin debt chart P. 4). Conversely, after a long and significant bear market a small amount of buying can re-ignite the bull market, because there are few sellers left to counter the buyers. U.S. Stock Markets The fact that U.S. stock prices have been bullish since March 2009 and since then have increased in value by at least 200% means that we are a point of extreme bullishness where investors have thrown all caution to the wind. The latest Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, July 3, 2014, cites several examples of this extreme level of bullishness which are now pervading the stock market. Allow me to quote directly from this excellent publication to which I subscribe. “Nothing exhilarates the bulls at a peak in stock prices like forecasts calling for magnificent new gains in the future. In 1999 and 2000, books such as Dow 36,000 and Dow 100,000 rolled off of the presses. June 2014 brought predictions for ‘The Greatest Bull Market in 85 years’ (CNBC, 6/8/14), ‘Dow 20,000′ (NASDAQ. COM, 6/18/14) and this headline from Yahoo Finance: “Why Dow 44,000 Is Coming” “The story features a report predicting another ten years of outsized returns, to the tune of 10.5% per year, thus the Dow target. Bloomberg and the Financial Post featured the same scoop. The Wall Street Journal reported that ‘money managers and analysts are beginning to talk about a melt-up, a sudden double digit percentage rise.’ It notes that this is a concern to some because ‘melt-ups can lead to melt-downs,’ but other headlines state that investors are now literally afraid to be out of the market. ‘Few Want to Risk Taking Profits, Missing Gains,’ says a June 23 USA Today headline. So, it’s now ‘risky to take profits! ‘Moves by central banks around the world make it costly not to be involved in stocks,’ explains a representative financial expert. Another article features a ‘super bull’ who is ‘confident that global markets are facing a five-year bull environment, as massive liquidity injections from central banks will start to do the trick.’ Start? In a similar vein, an article in the Saturday, July 5, 2014, Globe and Mail headlined “All Aboard: This Rally Is Built to Last,” is based upon the premise that since most stocks are participating in the upward stock market price move, the bull market will continue- Individual stock pickers can be more optimistic on the prospects for smaller-cap, attractively valued stocks for as long as the trend of more stocks joining the party lasts.” Stock buy backs in the first quarter of 2014 reached a total value of $159 billion (U.S.), which was the second highest quarterly amount on record. The record was $172 billion (U.S.) which was attained in the third quarter of 2007, which was just before the Dow’s peak in October and the start of the bear market into March 2009. “As we have noted all these figures dwarf those of the late 1990s, when companies were also borrowing to pay for purchases of their own shares, just as they are now. At that time the Elliott Wave Theorist argued that this practice might pump buying power into the market initially, but it would damage company balance sheets and become a ‘vast hidden source of margin debt’ that would have ‘an opposite effect in a downtrend.’ This proved to be the case during the two great bear markets in 2001 (2000)-2 and 2008 (2007)-9, which produced long rosters of firms that gobbled up their own shares ‘only to run mortally short of cash’. According to a December 2008 article from ChiefExecutive.net, ‘The Buyback Bust?,’ ‘the practice dulled the ‘luster of buybacks.’ Of course that was near the end of the last bear phase. The opposite extreme is surely at hand now because, in addition to record levels, ‘companies purchasing their own shares represent the single biggest category of stock buyers today.’” Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, July 3, 2014. Margin debt, which is a measure of confidence in the stock market, is at record highs; at least it was until a couple of months ago. It is interesting to note that margin debt turned down before the market in 2000 and 2007 and that margin debt this year peaked in February and has since been reduced. Is the current downturn in margin debt from record levels signaling a new bear market as it has done in previous times? U.S. IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) for the first half of 2014 are experiencing their biggest premium since 2000; you know what followed. On June 30, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that so far this year there have been 20 merger deals valued at more than $10 billion (U.S.), which is the largest since the first half of 2007 and you know what followed. Cycles are also suggesting that the peak in stock prices is near and is more than likely to occur sometime in 2014. W. D. Gann, the great cycle proponent and highly successful trader, wrote that the number 7 was a tragic number. I referenced this number and other Gann numbers in my work ‘This Is It (available on the website in the Special Editions section), which was published in 2007 and accurately forecast the stock bear market and the banking crisis. There are two different number 7s associated with the stock market this year. The first is that in numerology terms the year 2014 is equal to seven, 2+0+1+4=7. The second is that the year 2014 is 7 years beyond the previous bull market peak in 2007. That bull market peak was itself 7 years beyond the 2000 bull market price peak. The two bear market lows 2002 and 2009 were also 7 years apart. Below I show a stylized version of the bull and bear markets since great autumn stock bull market ended in 2000. Note the beautiful symmetry, which is an important feature of cycle analysis. Each bear market lasts approximately 2 years. The bull market 2002 to 2007 lasted 5 years and the current bull market is well into its fifth year. The numbers 2 and 5 are Fibonacci numbers and these numbers are used extensively in technical analysis and in particular in Elliott Wave analysis. Gann also drew high importance to the number 49, (7 X7), which he stated was the jubilee number and a number that signifies important market price turns. The year 2015, next year, just so happens to be 49 years from 1966, which was the year in which spring and the spring stock bull market ended in the current long wave cycle. Thus, in the unlikely event that stock markets do not reach their bull market price peaks this year, they will almost certainly do that next year. “What are Fibonacci numbers? They are an incredible set of numbers that seem to rule markets, both in terms of distance and price moves and timing, and rule physics and art (and nature) throughout the universe.” “The Fibonacci number sequence starts with the number one and then when it adds to itself it produces the next Fib number which would be 2(1+1), then if we take that resultant number and add it to the previous Fib number in the sequence, it produces the next Fib number, which would be 3 (2+1), then the next number is 3 + the previous number in this sequence which was 2 resulting in 5 (3 +2), then 8 (5+3), then 13 (8 + 5), then 21 (13 + 8), etc…., which gets us the sequence 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, etc…” What is incredibly unique about this sequence is the two component numbers, when divided by their combined result, will approximate at the low end, and otherwise equal either .382 or .618. The ratio .618 is known as phi. For example, for the Fibonacci number 21, its two components are 13 and 8. If we divide 13 into 21, 13/21 = .618 and 8/21= .382. The larger the numbers the more precise they come to .382 and .618.” Robert McHugh. (Note the symmetry) If you want to study this further I would suggest you read Tony Plummer’s excellent book, The Psychology of Technical Analysis. One other thing to note is what Dr. Robert McHugh calls the ‘Jaws of Death’ or the megaphone pattern may be complete. “The industrials have essentially reached the upper boundary of the Jaws of Death pattern, the top for Grand Super cycle degree wave (111) up. It suggests the Industrials could rally toward 17,000ish (they did, closing at 17, 068 on July 3, 2014) at the conclusion of wave c-up and e-up, but by reaching a high of 16,588.25 on December 31, 2013, it is close enough for pattern completion. The decline since December 31, 2013 may suggest the pattern is finished and the coming economic ice age has started.” McHugh’s Market Forecast & Trading Report, Thursday, July 3, 2014, P. 30. So there we are, there is a large amount of evidence which suggests the stock bull market is either finished or close to a finish. The bear market that follows will be one for the ages. It will make the bear markets of 2000- 2002 and 2007-2009 appear like minor glitches. I am sticking to my Dow 1,000 target. What that means is an ‘Economic Ice Age’, which just so happens to be the title of Dr. McHugh’s recently published book. In an opposite mode to the very bearish outlook for stock markets, developing evidence suggests that precious metals and in particular gold and gold stocks have completed a bear market low (See Gold Versus Silver, Economic Winter, June 17, 2014) and have already begun a major bull market. The bearishness in this domain is palpable.