1…………> Monks Badly Needed: Himmerod Abbey
After almost 883 years since its founding by French Abbot Bernhard of Clairvaux in 1134, the Cistercian Himmerod Abbey in western Germany will soon close its doors for good, as financial costs and the small number of monks there led to the decision.
The closure is a painful realization of the fact that in our modern world of Facebook, Google Internet searches and social media relationships taking over religion and traditions, the notion of deities watching over our actions are trashed and replaced by affinity to a new and disgusting abundance of Godless late night shows punk “stars” that in medieval time would have been for sure burned at the stake.
2…………> China’s New Toy: New Domestic Airliner
An ARJ21-700 plane lands after a test flight at an airport in Dongying, east China’s Shandong Province, Oct. 14, 2017. The Chinese-developed regional jetliner, which has the BeiDou navigation system installed, has successfully completed a test flight, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China.
3…………> Cranking Up The Pressure: Trump
USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered US submarine equipped with 154 Tomahawk missiles that are capable of hitting targets are up to 1,400 miles away, and one of 18 US Ohio class ships that can be armed with 24 Trident I and Trident II ballistic missiles, arrived in the South Korean port of Busan amid the ongoing escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
According to military professionals, the outdated forces of Comrade Un will have a hard time deflecting cutting edge cruise missiles, a calculation by President Trump that is for sure trying to get the attention of the Korean Peninsula and elsewhere that DPRK generals must be forced to stop the nuclear provocations and head to the negotiation table.
4………….> Las Vegas Shooting: The Aftermath
“My fear is that I won’t progress, you know. I want to be able to walk again. I want to be able to function normally. I’m happy to be alive, that I got out of there, but I want to have a good life going forward, too,” said Michael Caster, who was shot and paralyzed in Steven Paddock’s terrorist attack at Mandalay Bay Casino, together with some 45 other victims still in critical condition fighting for life in Las Vegas area hospitals.
5…………> End Of Petrodollars: US Decline
The petrodollar system marked the end of the gold standard in the US, severing dollars tie to the value of gold at $35 per ounce in force since the end of WWII. The Nixon administration released the peg with the 1975 Bretton Woods agreement, ushering an endless printing of money by the US Fed and over 95% decline in the value of the US currency for the last 42 years.
The era of petrodollar recycling is rapidly drawing to an end as shifts in energy technology and international politics related to treacherous Fed policy of internal financing, i.e. paying government bills by simply printing as much paper money as needed while ignoring the market forces of supply and demand, and in fact ushering an endless Forex war on the world by bartering worthless paper for physical commodities and services. In French such a policy is known as “Le highway robbery”.