SOMETIMES WE come across stories that seem important and connected, but we just can’t get our minds completely around them. Try these on for size.
Lord James of Blackheath, whom you might remember for his “Foundation X” speech in 2010 (link opens YouTube video), stated in the House of Lords Thursday (2/16) that he’s been investigating for the last two years an attempted fraud or money laundering scheme, possibly involving the government of the U.S. or the Federal Reserve Bank, in the neighborhood of $15 trillion. (The 2012 budget of the United States, by comparison, is about $3.8 trillion.)
Eight people were arrested in Italy Friday (2/17) in possession of $6 trillion in counterfeit U.S. bonds. That’s double the size of Italy’s national debt (and again, nearly double the annual budget of the U.S.).
If we assume that some counterfeiters actually get away with their crimes, we have to wonder: How much phony U.S. debt is out there? How much of it is in the hands of supposedly stable financial institutions? Is any of it actually being circulated intentionally by those institutions? And how does that affect the state of the global economy?
THE MOST compelling news item of the week was the indictment of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on charges that he sexually abused boys as young as age 10 over a number of years. It appears that the school administration was aware of these allegations more than a dozen years ago — but that Sandusky still had access to school facilities for years, and may still have been — according to this story from Greenville, South Carolina — active in recruiting high school players as late as this spring!
The apostle Peter wrote that Satan is a roaring lion, seeking victims to devour. After hearing Sheila Broughton’s story, you’ll find it hard to disagree.
Sheila endured three years of torment, from voices in her head to incredibly painful encounters she calls virtual surgeries. The experiences only stopped when she invoked the authority of Jesus Christ.
Now Sheila is trying to bring the truth of the spiritual war raging around us to others by organizing the West Coast Convention on the Paranormal, tentatively set for early October in Orange County, California. For more information, you can contact Sheila by email at