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January 5th, 2017 by Vigilo
You must be paying attention to the history currently unfolding in crypto-currencies. In only 2 weeks, the total market capitalization of all crypto-currencies has jumped 50%!!
Many have heard of Bitcoin, but are unaware of the hundreds of other digital currencies like it. These currencies are traded on exchanges just like currencies of the world’s various central banks. As there is the dollar, euro, yuan, ruble, pound, etc. There is also Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, Ripple, GlobalBoost, etc. However, these digital currencies are more like a commodity in the sense that there is a finite amount available, scarcity. Career politicians just can’t go and create more of them by the push of a button, but they are mined by various ‘computers’ through an algorithmic blockchain….and there is a set amount to be mined.
Market Capitalization of Crypto-Currencies
In this case, Market Capitalization can be understood as the total value, or total amount of dollars making up the shares of the crypto-currencies.
On December 4, 2013, there was $15.7 billion in Bitcoin and the other altcoins. On June 17, 2016, that high was tested and peaked at $14.9 billion before pulling back. Again, on December 22, 2016, the resistance was tested at $15.6 billion, and once broken, the market capitalization skyrocketed nearly 50% in just 2 weeks. As of January 5, 2017, there is $21.7 billion in crypto-currencies.
This is truly an amazing event unfolding before our eyes. Think of any stock or any other central bank currency….to grow 50% in 2 weeks, after living below an all-time resistance, is remarkable.
It was only a week ago when we published Bitcoin and Gold in 2017 | $10,000 Bitcoin is Coming. At the time, the price of Bitcoin was $959. As of this writing, it is now $1,164. That is a 21% rise in only 1 week! (also, in that article, an immediate $78 move higher in gold was referenced, and gold has risen $34 since.)
If you have not already, it is time to get at least some Bitcoin. Of course, we can’t know when the next regulation will come, trying to stifle the rise of Bitcoin. That $7 billion dollars added to crypto-currency market cap in the last 2 weeks can evaporate as quickly as it came, testing the old resistance as new support. Or, this move higher could still be in it’s beginning stages. In 2013, the price of Bitcoin rose 450% in only 1 month. If a similar move in unfolding, it’s not yet finished. Keeping an eye on the action from China will help this time around.
Take a minute to review the $10,000 Bitcoin is Coming article, and here are a few useful tools from it:
Bitcoin Exchanges – BTCe Bter
Crytpo Currency Market Capitalizations
Bitcoin real time flow
National Inflation Association
In God’s Will
December 28th, 2016 by Vigilo
In 2016, Bitcoin and gold have seen massive rallies. Gold stumbled hard in the last quarter of the year, but Bitcoin surged even higher, back up to it’s record levels from 3 years ago. The current price of Bitcoin is $959 …… but just how far away is $10,000?
Looking at the history of price swings in Bitcoin, $10,000 is not that far away, but in truth, neither is $200! Bitcoin by it’s very nature has huge swings in part because the general public still has not grasped the world changing reality of digital currency and the blockchain. It is still considered highly ‘speculative’.
I’m not going to get into all of the politics of decentralized money, nor the safety of deposits on hand in any one bank, nor the general pros and cons of Bitcoin. Simply, I want to illustrate why $10,000 Bitcoin is coming.
Let’s start with the market capitalization of Bitcoin. Market capitalization is the total value of something. In the case of Bitcoin, the market cap is currently at a record $15.4 billion dollars.
This is calculated by taking the current total number of Bitcoins in existence 16,068,750 and multiplying it by the current price of $959. (note: Bitcoins will cease to be mined at 21 million, here you can track the market capitalization of all crypto currencies)
As Bitcoin is globally traded, $15.4 billion dollars is not much at all. Consider that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) alone has a market cap of $625 billion dollars…and consider that there is over $60 trillion in equities in general!
$10,000 Bitcoin would equal a market cap of a mere $161 billion dollars. That is about the size of Pepsi (NYSE: PEP) or Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO).
In time, if Bitcoin were to reach the level of capitalization as Apple is currently, Bitcoin would be valued at $39,000.
We are talking about a relatively new (about 10 years old), but definitely up-and-coming global currency, in a world with a $120 trillion dollar GDP!
You see, it’s nothing at all to get Bitcoin to $10,000. It’s all a matter of sentiment, and right now the sentiment out of China is quite notable.
Bitcoin rises in China
Bitcoin’s latest push higher can be attributed to Chinese trading, as they have their own stock market concerns and yuan devaluations looming. China is a country of over 1.3 billion people, and their (PPP) GDP of over $20 trillion is the world’s largest!
Well, you can see Chinese Bitcoin inflows REAL TIME.
Truthfully, I don’t know if we will see the price at $500 again before we see $10,000. But I don’t really think it matters, unless you are a crypto currency day trader.
As Bitcoin popularity grows, euphoria takes hold, prices skyrocket, then governments will attempt to regulate Bitcoin use, people will panic, the price will fall, then people eventually start using it again, then it’s popularity grows, euphoria takes over, and on goes the cycle….albeit with a new floor and support.
Adding Bitcoin to your cash and tangible assets is not a bad move considering it’s potential. Crypto currencies and the blockchain are the future. $10,000 Bitcoin is not that far away.
While most of 2016 was bullish for gold, the price got smacked down pretty hard in the last quarter. But as it sits now, gold is oversold to the downside, and extremely undervalued.
Though the threat of deflation should always be minded, for this particular post, the short-term move for gold will be addressed.
Currently, Daily Sentiment Index for gold is at historical lows. Elliot wave cycles are at or near completion, and gold is poised for a rally. Further, the National Inflation Association has released their latest memo saying gold is “….due for an explosive short-term rally of $78 per oz!” See NIA lay out their algorithms why gold will rally in the short-term.
Heading into 2017, the Trump Rally may be nearing it’s end, and the global realities are coming back into focus.
Consider taking advantage of, or at least studying, the current opportunities in Bitcoin and Gold… may you prosper as $10,000 Bitcoin becomes one of those global realities.
In God’s will
November 8th, 2016 by Vigilo
Acknowledging first that Christ is the King of all nations, we need Donald J. Trump to win the presidency of the United States of America. I believe the survival of the country rests on this election.
While I do not agree with everything Trump espouses, I agree with a large majority of it. On the contrary, Hillary Clinton seems to be for everything I am against.
I understand that Donald Trump has done immoral things in the past, and said things that were not Godly. But you know, over the last two elections, I’ve held my nose voting for the lesser of two evils. I can say, this election, I am proud to cast my vote for Donald J. Trump. There are so many reasons that it’s hard to know where to start, Here are some reasons why….
Principle of Subsidiarity
As a traditional catholic, I subscribe to the the principle of subsidiarity, which means that the higher government entity can not, and has no right to take over duties which can be adequately performed by local governments, or by private enterprises. Our way of life has been sovietized by a paternalistic, overreaching, bureaucracy emanating from Washington D.C. While Donald Trump has advocated for quite a few big government programs (infrastructure, immigration, military spending, etc), Hillary Clinton advocates for that which intrudes into our very home (mandatory vaccines, mandatory health insurance, etc). This can go on and on, but I’ll just say the choice is obvious, Donald J. Trump.
Rights of Private Property
It is destructive to take from the rich and give to the poor. This is stealing. Private ownership of property must be respected. Further, this forced distribution of wealth destroys the incentive of the individual. The poor realize that everything will be given to them without effort, so their initiative is destroyed. The rich realize they no longer have rights over their private property, and their desire to continue is hampered.
It is clear that Donald Trump proposes tax cuts across the board and even into capital gains and dividends, thereby giving the individual the ability to spend his wealth as he chooses. Hillary Clinton wants even more taxes, and advocates paying for things like peoples student loan debt as an example of distribution on wealth. Plus, bureaucrats do not spend other peoples money efficiently.
Establishment vs Anti-establishment
Donald Trump used to be allies of the ‘establishment,’ but he switched sides and is the outsider in the presidential race. Hillary Clinton has been around government for decades. Her finger prints are on many crimes which have damaged our country, and she is in the pocket of the globalists who control the world. A vote for Trump is a vote against the George Soros types who live like leeches, sucking blood from nations.
Washington needs an upheaval. Too many become career politicians for the purpose of getting rich while/because they ‘serve’ in the government.
Another part of the power structure is big media. While the mainstream media has long been a propaganda arm, and arguably a terrorist organization, we have seen proof of such from the Wikileaks releases. Through hacked e-mails, Wikileaks proves that the Hillary Clinton ilk have been working in collusion with media outlets. We have proof of debate questions being leaked to Hillary, CNN asking the DNC what questions to ask, a CNBC correspondent acting like a Clinton lapdog, and much more.
Donald Trump calls out the dishonest, corrupt, lying media for what they are. The bias in the media is finally being called out by someone who can, giving us all somewhat of a voice.
While Donald Trump supported legalized abortion in his past, he is now clearly pro-life. He even described the evil practice of partial birth abortion in the final debate, and vowed to nominate pro-life minded individuals to the Supreme Court.
Hillary Clinton supports the evil of abortion at any and every stage of the pregnancy.
Donald Trump has a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. By scrapping and just opening a marketplace across state lines, we can have a better health insurance system than Obamacare. Speaking personally, my health insurance more than doubled with the onset of Obamacare, so I was one of those who LOST coverage from Obamacare. I have since joined a health share ministry.
Hillary Clinton wants to expand Obamacare. She ultimately wants a single-payer system which runs directly against the principle of subsidiarity. Government has no right to tell us what what insurance we must or must not have, and what immoral procedures we must pay for.
A nation is defined by it’s borders. If that border is loosely defined and porous, then the nation erodes.
As Donald Trump says, problems, crime, rapists, and probably some good people flow across the border. Trump proposes to build a wall on the Mexican border, halting the flow. Also, he vowed to deport every criminal person here illegally.
Hillary supports a path to citizenship of people here illegally. This is unfair to the people who wait in line for years to enter the US legally. It also would act as a stealth takeover of the country, as people who don’t necessarily adhere to the nation’s constitution, are absorbed into it, thereby changing the demographics immediately. It would be the End of America as you know it, especially since many illegal immigrants come from places even more socialistic than the US is now.
It can be shown that the Syrian refugee crisis originates to the failed foreign policy of the Obama Administration of which Hillary Clinton was a part. Refugees have streamed into Europe, resulting in major problems with terrorism and non assimilation. Hillary Clinton supports a 550% increase in the resettling of Syrian refugees in the US, even though they can not be totally properly vetted.
Donald Trump wants to end the resettling of Syrian refugees into the United States. Further, he wants to halt all immigration from countries in which there is a proven history of terrorism against the US.
There may be up to 4 new justices to the Supreme Court under the next president. When you have the Obamacare mandate decided by one vote, and the Heller (gun rights) case decided by one vote……the make-up of the court could fundamentally change the country.
Donald Trump believes the Constitution should be interpreted as the Founding Fathers wrote it. Hillary Clinton believes the Constitution is a living document which can be twisted and changed with the times.
Black Lives Matter
I believe that All Lives Matter, and don’t differentiate based on someone’s race. Black Lives Matter is of itself racist, by it’s very nature and intent. Donald Trump is the Law and Order candidate. If a police officer acts beyond the letter of the law, then he should surely see justice. But when police are reluctant to enforce the law, for fear of being portrayed as racist, then society breaks down.
Hillary Clinton supports Black Lives Matter. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have even espoused rhetoric that has escalated tensions on a premise that was made up to begin with.
Donald Trump supports the Second Amendment in it’s strongest form.
Hillary Clinton is hostile towards the Second Amendment, and publicly disagreed with the Heller Supreme Court decision. There would be a constant assault on the Second Amendment and it’s true intent if she were president. Further, WikiLeaks revealed that Clinton plans to use executive action to circumvent Congress to push gun control.
Where to begin….Bernie Sanders sabatoge…Mainstream media collusion…Spirit Cooking….disdain for Catholics…Wikileaks has unleashed a barrage of e-mails hacked from the DNC and John Podesta. Knock yourself out at WIKILEAKS.
Secretary of State Tenure
While Trump has no experience in government, Hillary Clinton has an abysmal performance as the Secretary of State.
- Botched Russian reset
- Influence on the destabilization in Egypt
- Position on the Arab Spring
- Association with the Internation Crisis Group and Council of Foreign Relations
- There for misguided withdrawal of troops from Iraq
- Involvment in murder of Muammar Gaddafi by supporting ‘rebels’
- Lies and mishandling of attack in Benghazi
- Flourishing of ISIS
- Clinton Foundation pay-to-play
- Shady Uranium deal, linked to $2.35 million in Clinton Foundation donations
- Use of Private E-mail Server for Classified documents
- Carelessness with Classified information
- $6 billion misplaced
Her tenure as Secretary of State may be under investigation for years to come.
Private Server Use For State Dept. E-mails
“FBI Director James Comey identified 110 emails as containing information that was classified at the time it was sent, including 65 emails deemed “Secret” and 22 deemed “Top Secret”. None of these had classification markings…..An additional three email chains contained “portion markings”, simply a “(C)” indicating “Confidential” in front of one or more paragraphs. These were not included in Comey’s list of 110 because the State Department failed to confirm they were classified at the time they were sent. Clinton told the FBI she did not know the meaning of “(C)”. Nearly 2,100 emails on the server were retroactively marked as classified by the State Department.”
“In May 2016, the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General released an 83-page report about the State Department’s email practices, including Clinton’s. On July 5, 2016, Comey announced that the FBI’s investigation had concluded that Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling her email system but recommended that no charges be filed against her.”
Hillary Clinton broke the law, and yet Hillary Clinton seems to be above the law. This is one reason why Donald Trump alleges that the system is ‘rigged.’
There have been questions surrounding the Trump Foundation, but the Clinton Foundation is still under investigation by the FBI. Again, the Wikileaks releases have shown many instances where a ‘pay-to-play’ environment was employed through the Clinton Foundation. Large donors, even foreign, were able to gain access to the government and State Department through Clinton Foundation connections. This also leads to a possible blackmail situation under a Clinton presidency.
War with Russia
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have shown a mutual respect of each other.
Hillary Clinton has shown an unhinged disrespect towards Russia, even likening Putin to Adolf Hitler. She is also a puppet of George Soros who has been involved in the destabilizing of Ukraine, on Russia’s doorstep. She has accused Russia of being behind Wikileaks, armed with only speculation. She has proposed enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria, and her presidency could very well ignite War with Russia.
The next four years is likely going to be tumultuous regardless who wins. The stock market and the social mood are in a topping pattern, and decades of a cycle is coming to an end. Some even label it a fourth turning. If it all goes down, who do you want there to start the rebuilding process? What should the Supreme Court look like? Should we still be a nation which kills its babies at any stage of pregnancy? Will there be a pro growth environment when the system resets? Will global or civil unrest be instigated? Do we want a president under constant criminal investigation? Will we be a nation that respects God, or one that tries to omit Him? All these questions and more we must consider.
Donald Trump is not perfect, but he is the best hope the United States of America has had in a very long time. Unfortunately, he may now be the last hope for America by the grace of God. I’m not sure what definition we should use for ‘great’, or when exactly America lived up to that ideal….however, I must say, let’s Make America Great Again and Vote for Mike Pence and Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America.
November 3rd, 2016 by Vigilo
While we have seen proof of collusion between Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media, we have had to turn to internet journalists to report unshackled news….and what they have just revealed may be Earth shattering.
With the Clinton Foundation ethics, pay-to-play schemes, arming of al-Qaeda, Benghazi blunder, failed Russian reset, using a private server for state emails, ongoing FBI investigation, mainstream media collusion, Weinergate, and on and on……could there be any more scandal associated with Hillary Clinton? How about a child sex pedophilia ring!
I’m not intending to peddle a conspiracy theory, so you can make up your own mind. But the accusations portray such a diabolical outfit, that I had to share. This Reddit post connects the dots between Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Jeffry Epstein, John Podesta, Laura Silsby, and others… which exposes Child trafficking and satanic rituals such as “Spirit Cooking.” (Please don’t delve into investigating ‘spirit cooking’, just know it’s of evil)
Wikileaks twitter feed took a screen shot of the page:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 3, 2016
We have written about the “Illuminatti” and other occultist symbolism which infects pop culture and how their sounds and pictures actually change our brain. So these kind of sick rituals that the Clinton’s are alleged to be a part of do happen. But even though we know how crooked the Clintons are, it is beyond unsettling to know that their crookedness leads to them actually taking part in these evil rituals.
Fortunately, we know who wins the ultimate ‘presidency’, and that is Christ the King. So call out the evil when you see it, and pray for the conversion of souls. God Bless.
October 31st, 2016 by Vigilo
This week’s Militant Monday continues with the topic of the upcoming United States election. We will explore How to Vote using some of the guiding principles on just government that the Catholic Church teaches.
Last week’s Militant Monday highlighted why NOT Voting is a Sin, and detailed why every Catholic must vote. We now come to some of the guiding principles for a Catholic to use in casting the ballot. We can further our knowledge and understanding by taking time to reference the Papal Encyclicals of the past to learn How to Vote. So what are some of the guiding principles?
Christ is King
Yesterday, we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King. Pope Pius XI established the feast day at a time when the world was forgetting the Kingship of Christ over governments. This brings us to the principle that guides all other principles of a just government, and one to consider when deciding How to Vote.
Principle: Governments and people as a whole can not do whatever they want. They are subject to a higher law of God, the Law of Christ.
You won’t find this teaching featured on the ‘news’ networks today, but this is where we should start. It is not enough just to fight for what is good. Politicians must recognize Christ’s Kingship over all nations. Likewise, it is wrong to just vote, and whatever is popular becomes law, we must prefer Christ instead of popularity when determining How to Vote.
When Christ’s authority is rejected, government becomes tyranny. There has to be some basis of law, and if that basis is not God’s law, then it simply becomes the tyrannical will of the majority. If the majority is evil, wants evil, votes for evil, then you have an evil tyranny of the majority.
G.K. Chesterson said:
If you believe in God and you believe there is a higher law than the government, then you have a right to criticize the government for not acting in accordance with that higher law, God’s law. But for one who has no belief in God, there is no higher law above government, so they have no basis on which to criticize the government. The government becomes the highest authority. Only when one believes that government has a duty to submit to higher laws, can they criticize. When discussing political issues, this is one of the central problems of the vast majority of people in this country.
Reiterating Catholic teaching, Pope Pius XI wrote encyclicals addressing the foundation of society which was and is being destroyed. He wrote on the Kingship of Christ, on Christian Marriage, education, etc. And he established the Feast of the Holy Family.
The church has explicitly addressed all these things. So it is not permitted for a Catholic to read the encyclicals of the popes and to say, “Well, I don’t agree with that….” or “I think the government should follow other principles in regard to welfare and other government programs.”
Pertaining to economics and social teaching, Just how far should a government go in welfare programs?
Rights of the Family
The popes have continually reiterated that the government has no right to take over the rights of the family. The communists and socialists promote the idea that people are made for the government. The church teaches the opposite, that the government is made for the sake of the people. The rights of education rests with the parents. A family has priority over the government. The government’s only duty, is to step in when necessary for the common good. But otherwise not to interfere and this is what Pope Pius XI talked about on the question in his encyclical on Christian marriage.
Pope Pius XI wrote in Casti Connubii:
Pope Leo XIII wrote in Rerum Novarum:
The church teaching is clear. It is a duty of the government to assist those in need who have no other way of obtaining assistance. But to take hold of the rights of the family to intrude into the family and to make decisions for the family, is totally outside of the bounds of the right of government.
This is also in the case of working people. The church has indeed acknowledged the right of working people to organize unions, to ensure their rights. The church also recognizes, that the communists and socialists have founded well organized unions with the sole purpose of creating turmoil, thus promoting the communist and socialist agendas.
Right of Private Property
A foundational error today is the idea that we should take from the rich and give to the poor. This is theft! Some say that just because someone is wealthy, the poor have a right to that person’s wealth. That is utterly false. The church has always upheld the principle of private ownership of property.
That said, there is a duty of charity for those who are blessed with financial wealth, Wealthy persons have an obligation to use their blessings for the good of others. But to say that their belongings should be taken from them and given to those who have less, simply because they have less, that is unjust. And any politician who would promote that, would be acting in a way that is destructive to the principles the Catholic Church teaches
Pope Leo XIII wrote in Rerum Novarum:
It is the wrong idea that, just because people are poor, that we have a right to take from the wealthy and give to them. This is a misconceived idea of equality, which only leads to destroying the initiative of everyone in society.
The poor realize then, that everything will be given to them, without effort. Thus the initiative of the poor to work is destroyed.
The rich realize then, that they no longer have rights over their private property, but that it would be taken from them. Thus their desire to continue working is destroyed.
Pope Leo XIII continued:
The socialist idea that everybody should be equal in all respects, is contrary to human nature. They are even more so contrary to guiding principles of the faith. Of course everyone is equal as human beings, but that does not mean that we all have to be equal in wealth or position.
This does not mean that capitalists should be totally free from all government and control. Another error is the anarchistic idea that government should have no say whatsoever in economics. That also is condemned by the church.
Though Pope Pius XI says it is an even worse evil to give government so much control, that they dictate everything. This leads to the last point we should all understand, the crucial Principle of Subsidiarity.
Principle of Subsidiarity
The church teaches that the higher government entity can not, and has no right to take over duties which can be adequately performed by local governments, or by private enterprises.
Pope Pius XI wrote in Quadragesimo Anno:
The supreme authority of the State ought, therefore, to let subordinate groups handle matters and concerns of lesser importance, which would otherwise dissipate its efforts greatly. Thereby the State will more freely, powerfully, and effectively do all those things that belong to it alone because it alone can do them: directing, watching, urging, restraining, as occasion requires and necessity demands.””
Today, we see the opposite of Church teaching. You see a consolidation of power with so many departments in the federal government. Many career politicians believe that the government is the only one capable of doing everything, and that everything should be handled on a national level. This is false.
The Church teaches that the local governments should handle those things that local governments can handle, and individuals/organizations should be allowed to handle those things that can be handled by them. The Church clearly teaches that it is WRONG to centralize power, and it is utterly destructive in the order that God wills in a society.
In a prophetic decree from The United States Bishops in year 1922:
“2. The forward-looking forces in our national life must resolutely stand against further encroachments on individual and state liberty. The press, the home, the school, and the Church have no greater enemy at the present time than the paternalistic and bureaucratic government which certain self-seeking elements are attempting to foist upon us.” (Administrative Council of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, January 26, 1922)
All that the bishops warned in 1922 has come to pass.
By now, the importance of following these principles in voting is evident. We didn’t even address the obvious non-negotiable church positions on the prohibition of abortion, sanctity of traditional marriage, prohibition of euthanasia, etc. So we must vote, and vote using our Catholic guiding principles to save our souls. Above all, we must add prayer. We should not forget our greater duty of praying very much before our country holds elections.
If we truly believe in the value of prayer, then praying for our country and it’s conversion will be paramount. Even if we can not accomplish all of the good we desire, it is incumbent upon us to prevent worse evils from befalling the country. May this Militant Monday guide you in deciding How to Vote. May we all pray often, even utilizing the prayer of the Rosary, and Vote using these Catholic guiding principles. God Bless.
October 18th, 2016 by Vigilo
We now have video proof of what we already knew. Hillary Clinton and the DNC incited violence at Trump rallies.
In yet another coordinated effort to marginalize Donald Trump and his supporters, activists were actually paid to instigate violence. Then the mainstream media was all too compliant in pushing the narrative that Trump was divisive, and his supporters were being violent.
Thanks to Project Veritas for their work in bringing proof of what we knew was happening.
There is a money trail, and coordinated communications between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations. Just a few days ago, we highlighted how Super PAC Prioities USA was performing psyops with the media using skewed polls and presenting them as accurate. (note: this video contains foul language from democrat operatives )