A Commentary On Staying In Action When Communications Fail by Mitch Santell
Three times each year Mecury Goes Into Retrograde which sincerely affects communications. Not only does it affect communications, but you may also experience a break down of appliances, recording gear, emails, and software you are wanting to install.
For me, Mercury In Retrograde is my favorite time of the year. Each time it hits I have a big grin on my face. Most people will give you all of their sob stories of how things messed up for them but not for me.
You see there is a deep secret related to Mercury In Retrograde that most people don’t know and I’ll share the secret ready?
Here goes: If you have a relationship, a project, a contract or anything else that started prior to Mercury In Retrograde it will work perfectly. Most times you will notice that things seem almost easier for you because everyone else is complaining.
You have had a transition year, haven’t you? Oh my gosh, we all have. Life is not a dress rehearsal for me and I live it full out with as much passion and compassion as possible.
This year more than at any other time I am having to say goodbye to so many relationships while the ones that remain are stronger, more dedicated and somehow more in sync.
Here are some simple things you can do if things are not going your way during this time:
1). Do a favor each day for someone you love.
2). This is a wonderful time to go through old photographs, old folders, and contracts and dump those things that don’t work anymore. A real sign of mental illness are people who can’t get rid of old possessions that you don’t need! ( The rule that my wife of 33 1/2 years and I have is that if we haven’t used an item in a full year we dump it).
3). This is a great time to plan for projects and schedules that you need to accomplish after the stalling of communications is over. Have fun, be creative and don’t overthink anything.
4). This is a great time to do some soul searching and careful reflection of how you are handling the frequencies as they increase. Now you may ask yourself “What the heck it Mitch talking about?” Answer: Every 24 hours Planet Earth is moving into unchartered space. This shift is causing a lot of people to lose it. Can I prove this? Oh yeah, I can because of the bombardment of high technology is all around us. If you are worried about your eyeballs exploding after all of the 5G cell phone towers go up all over California, you may be onto something so I might recommend a good dose of THC. (That is a subject for another posting).
5). Let go of the need to be right and simply ride the wave of change without freaking out. If you can simply do this and the other four items I listed in this post you will be just fine. At that point, you feel like a human being and not a human doing.
A Commentary About Corruption And Misinformation by Mitch Santell
The country is divided because it was planned this way. Most significant events that happen are all planned, and the “illusion” that it just “happened by accident” is fantasy.
Do you remember the term “Quantitative Easing?”
This was started during the Obama Administration.
Here is what was written:
The federal government has run massive deficits since President Obama became president in 2009, but the deficits, and the government’s interest payments on the cumulative federal debt, would have been even greater if the Federal Reserve had not intervened with a massive and unprecedented bond and securities buying program.
Beginning in 2009, the Fed began its multi-stage program of quantitative easing through large-scale purchases of Treasury and other securities. In the aftermath of the financial crash, the agency had quickly lowered the targeted federal funds rate to between zero and 0.25 percent. In early 2009, the bank’s leaders, especially Ben Bernanke, sought to provide further monetary stimulus to the national economy and settled on large-scale asset purchases as the most viable way to expand the monetary base with interest rates already at the lower bound.
As of September 2008, the Fed held $477 billion in federally-issued debt, out of a cumulative total of $5.8 trillion. Thus, the Fed owned about 8 percent of all federal debt before the quantitative easing program began. In fiscal year 2009, the Fed then made net purchases of Treasury securities totaling $292 billion, followed by nearly $900 billion over the two-year period of 2010 and 2011 and $800 billion over the three-year period from 2012 through 2014. The Fed now owns $2.5 trillionin Treasury securities, or about 18 percent of all outstanding federal debt, which is well outside the historical norm.
The purpose of quantitative easing was to stimulate asset valuation by lowering long-term borrowing costs and thus also to encourage business expansion and consumption by households. It was also intended to make it easier for the federal government to run larger deficits and thus to provide fiscal stimulus to the national economy. This month, the average interest rate on a newly-issued 30-year mortgage is 3.43 percent, near the lowest level ever recorded. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgage rates have been below 5 percent continuously since January 2011.
Other central banks around the world have followed similar policies. The result has been a long-period of extremely low borrowing costs for governments. Amazingly, in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects net interest payments on nearly $14 trillion in outstanding federal debt to total just $253 billion — the same level of interest payments that were made by the federal government in 2008 on $5.8 trillion in debt.
Answer: Instead of the Federal Reserve Pumping 75 Billion Dollars a month into the economy, they are now pumping in 75 Billion Dollars a day, five days a week until November 4, 2019.
Don’t Believe me?
Here you go:
(Reuters) – The New York Federal Reserve will continue to boost liquidity in money markets into November, the bank announced on Friday.
The bank will offer daily repurchase agreement, or repo, operations, offering at least $75 billion a day in daily cash injections through Nov. 4. The Fed also announced term repos for firms wanting to borrow cash for longer, with most offerings lasting two weeks. This extends a policy that was initially supposed to end next week.
The continuation of the daily repo operations ensures that financial firms will be able to turn to the central bank to borrow cash until at least the next Fed meeting, when policymakers are expected to discuss a more permanent solution.
The New York Fed began holding daily repo operations on Sept. 17, after a key borrowing rate in overnight lending markets for cash spiked to 10%. The central bank succeeded in calming markets through the operations, but some investors and former Fed officials have been calling on the central bank to deliver a long-term fix.
Some investors say the Fed should permanently increase liquidity in the banking system by expanding the size of the balance sheet or introducing a standing repo facility, which would allow firms to borrow cash as needed at a fixed rate.
The pre-emptive action from the New York Fed could help minimize market volatility in the near term because firms now know they can turn to the central bank if they need liquidity, said Blake Gwinn, head of front-end rates strategy for NatWest Markets. “It’s a full fledged lean into providing repo liquidity through these temporary operations,” he said.
This was just reported this morning (October 16, 2019):
“Something Snaps: Repo Locking Up Again As Overnight Fed Operation Oversubscribed, Repo Rate Jumps”
Now Read this:
First it was supposed to be just a mid-month tax payment issue coupled with an accelerated cash rebuild by the US Treasury. Then, it was supposed to bejust quarter-end pressure. Then, once the Fed rolled out QE4 while keeping both its overnight and term repo operations, the mid-September repo rate fireworks which sent the overnight G/C repo rate as high as 10% was supposed to go away for good as Powell admitted the level of reserves was too low and the Fed launched a $60BN/month Bill POMO to boost the Fed’s balance sheet.
Bottom line: the ongoing repo market pressure – which indicated that one or more banks were severely liquidity constrained – was supposed to be a non-event.
Alas, as of this morning when the Fed’s latest repo operation was once again oversubscribed, it appears that the repo turmoil is not only not going away, but is in fact (to paraphrase Joe Biden) getting worse, because even with both term and overnight repos in play and with the market now expecting the Fed to start injecting copious liquidity tomorrow with the first Bill POMO, banks are still cash starved.
Something To Think About On A Sunday by Mitch Santell
George Harrison had a profound influence on me more than the other 3 Beatles.
George Harrison, the Beatles’ lead guitarist and the composer of several of the group’s most beautiful songs including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Something,” died Thursday at a friend’s home in Los Angeles. He was 58.
Mr. Harrison had surgery for throat cancer in 1998 and was treated for lung cancer and a brain tumor this year. He lived in Friar Park, a Victorian mansion in Henley-on-Thames, England, and had a home in Hana, Hawaii.
His wife, Olivia, and son, Dhani, 24, were with him when he died at the home of Gavin De Becker, a longtime friend.
“He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends,” the Harrison family said in a statement. “He often said, `Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait,’ and `love one another.’ “
There is something I wish to share. It will take you 4 minutes and 13 seconds to watch and listen. If you don’t have this time, then we both know the truth, don’t we? Your life is not your own, and your life is out of control. The only way to take your life back is to connect with “who am I.”
Reflections and Observations on Silence by Mitch Santell
Each and every day I work on myself more than anything else. What do I mean by this? I mean I keep my damn mouth shut and sit in silence and reflect at the moment.
The reflection is how can a be a better human being, how can I share and show kindness to people who are so cold and Kloned off by their devices and their technology that they can’t really think for themselves anymore.
If you follow this blog if for some strange reason you simply came upon this site and wanted to know more, good for you!
Think for yourself, don’t allow anyone to tell you who you are or how to think. If you wish to live a life worrying about what other people think, then, by all means, go get a college education. The powers that be at most major Universities and Colleges will be happy to form your thinking and your thoughts for you.
Take a few moments to make yourself your favorite beverage including but not limited to a fresh coffee, a hot tea or a cold beer. Push the play button below (turn off your smartphone first) and see if you can slow down to hear what this man has to say to you.
To listen to him, you are going to have to be silent. Do you think you can?
May your journey be more comfortable than mine because I have to live in authentic truth all the time. Taking care of an Asperger’s Autistic daughter forces me daily to live in truth.
I pray you find your truth. God bless you and make it a wonderful day!
Many have been inspired by the Pope’s message that the youth need to “Live Offline.” His words have inspired millions with the following:
Pope Francis called on hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Saturday to reject the temptation to live their lives online, and get involved in their communities.
Life was not “in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded, a new app to be discovered, or a technique of mental self-improvement,” the 82-year-old pontiff told a massive vigil at the World Youth Day gathering.
“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply being online,” Francis said at the vigil, held at a park outside Panama City.
He urged them “to embrace life as it presented itself,” and look for areas where “with your hands, your heart and your head, you can feel part of a larger community that needs you and that you yourselves need.”
The World Youth Day organizers said 600,000 were massed at for the slickly produced vigil, with music, dance and periods of quiet contemplation.
Pope Francis also acknowledged that the Catholic Church was “wounded by sin” in a message addressed to priests and seminarians reeling from sexual abuse scandals and coverups.
In a mass that he officiated at the centuries-old Cathedral of Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama City, Francis warned of the “weariness of hope that comes from seeing a Church wounded by sin, which has so often failed to hear all those cries.”
It was the Argentine pontiff’s first reference to the sex abuse scandals rocking the Church since he arrived in Panama on Wednesday.
I found this on the internet and wanted to share it with you my kind readers and followers:
“Just because you cant see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
There is invisible energy you cant see such as the wind.
You can only see the effect of the wind, but you cant see the wind.
The wind is a invisible energy.
There’s a invisible energy that you use when you use a remote control to control your tv. Or think about how your phone works, how is it that you can talk to someone thousands off miles away, because there is invisible energy that you could only see the effects of this invisible force and so it is with consciousness a invisible energy that exists.”