Glenn rallies support & awareness for Christians in Egypt with #IamCoptic campaign

For the past week, Glenn has passionately been trying to raise awareness of the atrocities occurring in Egypt to the Christians by the Muslim Brotherhood. Countless churches attacked, burned, and destroyed; priests arrested or attacked, women and children raped or kidnapped — yet the media remains relatively silent. But with Glenn's audience is awake and informed to the truth on the ground in Egypt, what else could be done to raise awareness?

Last night, it was clear that the situation in Egypt was weighing heavy on Glenn's heart.

It was also clear that the rest of the media isn't interested.

 

This is why Glenn started his own news and information network. TheBlaze is going to bring you the truth without an agenda. But this message needs to expand past Glenn's audience — he knows that if the American people know the truth, if they see it, they will rally behind the persecuted. So Glenn decided to start spreading the message by invoking the power of social media to spread a message of support and strength.

"Now, this seems like such a stupid thing to ask you to do at this point, but it's got to start someplace," Glenn stated. "We've just, we've put a new filter on my Facebook page and on Twitter, and just like they tried to do with the Iranians that we abandoned when they tried to stand up for freedom, at least it brought attention.  We are the people that, once you see the pictures of the starving people in Ethiopia, we do something about it.  Please help people see what's going on.  I still believe that when people see what's going on, their hearts will be softened and they will change and they will stand." Glenn hope is that the campaign will wake up men and women of faith in and outside of his audience. This isn't about one message coming from one person, it's about standing up for the truth and freedom. "The hour grows late. I don't care who you voted for. But the hour grows late," he continued, encouraging his audience to go to Facebook and Twitter to install the filter on their profile pictures. "It says, #IamCoptic. Please help get the word out," Glenn urged. The message quickly grew. Glenn's twitter timeline quickly became filled with people using the #IamCoptic filter and hashtag.

 

 

The message spread beyond the Christian community, and in some cases, beyond the religious community.

 

Glenn knows for more people to wake up and stand up it's going to take more than Twitter. It's going to take the religious leaders and churches around the country to stand with these Christians and speak out.

But more than that, people have to get informed about what's happening. One thing Glenn strongly encouraged his audience to do is watch tonight's episode of For The Record on TheBlaze TV. Half of the show takes you inside Egypt and talks to Christians who have been and are targets of the violence coming from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Glenn encouraged the audience to watch this with friends and family — watch is with your church. Share the information: tweet about it and Facebook it.

But will it do anything? Stu wasn't so sure.

"You've mentioned a lot of things here in the last couple of breaks. You've talked about linking arms, you've talked about working together, you've talked about praying, you've talked about informing yourself. You know, watching For the Record certainly makes sense. You talked about spreading the word, and all those things are completely legitimate and valuable, but wouldn't you know, the Twitter thing, you go to your Twitter account, you can put it — those are all ways to spread the word.  But I mean, I don't know how any of that stops this," Stu questioned, "and, you know, these Coptic Christians are still the victims here. They are still dying in these scenarios.  The churches are still burning down."

"Gandhi is the solution," Glenn shot back, noting that Gandhi would have made progress a lot faster if he had Twitter.

"Here's the thing: We lose if we lose our compassion — if we lose our heart," Glenn explained. "That's what's made us Americans. That when we see real true injustice."

Glenn went on to explain that this is why all of the false cries of "Civil Rights" movements lately are so bad. They are numbing Americans to seeing true injustice.

"You're deaf to them now," he noted. "If somebody says this is a civil rights case; you are deaf to them. You don't listen anymore."

"It's just become a political bomb," Stu added.

"Correct," Glenn responded. "You say genocide, you say, you know, ethnic cleansing. You don't listen to it anymore. Just go back to Ethiopia.  When we saw the pictures, Americans responded.  When we saw the pictures and we understood apartheid, America responded.  The West responded.  What stopped apartheid?  The Muslim nations?  Russia?  China?  What stopped apartheid?  The West.  How did they do it?  With guns?  Nope.  We cared.  We cared."

Glenn explained that our political divisions are becoming so extreme that Americans won't come together to stand against obvious evils because they simply don't want to associate with people they disagree with.

"People in congress, people in churches, believe me, if our churches come together, if we stand together, if we say we are immovable, if America could just in Twitter and Facebook "#IamCoptic," if that would spread over the entire world, believe me, things begin to change," Glenn continued.  "I'm not asking for military. I'm asking for people just to care. That's the first step: Just care about this. Just care. And if you don't stand up for the Coptics, they will come for you.  If you don't care about the Coptics, will you care about what's left of the Christians in Europe when it goes there? Will you care then? And do you have any chance of stopping anything then? Because you'll lose Europe. You start killing the Christians; the next thing they do is they kill the Jews. And the media will care about that, but they'll say that the Jews are gassing or killing or whatever the Palestinians, and they will ramp the rest of the world up."

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Can you remember the economic crisis of 2008 and how you felt when the news broke that Lehman Brothers had collapsed? I have found an economic threat that everyone needs to be aware of, so you can prepare yourself in case we see another 2008 type collapse. I am going to present the evidence to you and I urge you to verify everything and to form your own opinion.

What is that threat?

It is a bank called Deutsche Bank. They are by far the most dominant bank in Germany which is the world's fourth-largest economy. In 2018 they had €2.08 Trillion worth of assets and the second-placed bank (DZ Bank) had €506 Billion worth of assets. To show you how dominant this bank is, they have more assets than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sized banks combined.
When we review a business there are three key parts to analysis:

  • Market sentiment
  • Business numbers
  • Technical Analysis

Market Sentiment

Deutsche Bank has a long history of potential scandals including going all the way back to World War 2 and dealing in Nazi gold. Below are five recent stories which have increased the negative sentiment around Deutsche Bank.

  1. In 2007, they purchased a portfolio of loans worth $7.8 billion and purchased insurance from Warren Buffets Company. It was discovered they did not set aside enough capital to cover any potential losses. Over the course of the ten years, they lost $1.6 billion, and when they sold the loan they did not update their financial statements to include the big loss
  2. The Panama Papers are an ongoing investigation looking for many things including offshore tax havens. These investigations have resulted in several heads of state resigning including in Iceland and Pakistan. Last November, 170 police raided 6 different offices in Frankfurt looking for evidence of money laundering.
  3. Estonia is a small country in Eastern Europe. It has a population of 1.3 million people and a GDP of €26 billion. In January, it was discovered Deutsche Bank got involved with a Danish bank called Danke Bank and processed over $230 billion worth of cross country payments (including from Soviet Russia) through one bank in Estonia.
  4. There have been rumors of issues with Deutsche for a while now and one of the solutions put forth was a merger with a bank called CommerzBank. The leaders of both companies met and they even got support from politicians. In April, news broke that the merger talks had failed because over worries the risks and costs would be too great.
  5. Last week in France, Investment banking boss Garth Ritchie and others were arrested in France over illicit tax transactions.

Business Numbers

Deutsche Bank is already struggling as they are losing staff, losing market share, and bonuses are expected to be down at least 10% and further rounds of cost-cutting to come. Now imagine the impact if business costs start going up.

The banking industry works in a very simple way. They raise funds through large bonds at low-interest rates and then sell those funds to business and individuals thru products like loans and credit cards at a higher interest rate which results in a potential profit.

Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank tried raising money through several bonds. They paid 180bp (basis points) on a two-year bond and 230bp on a seven-year bond. Let me put this in context for you. There is a small bank in Spain called Caixabank which paid 225bp on a five-year bond and one of the larger banks in Spain, BBVA paid 130bp on a five-year bond.

  • How and why is a small bank in Spain getting a better deal on bonds than a huge bank in Germany?
  • Why is a large bank in Spain getting a bond 100bp cheaper than a German bank?
  • What does the market know that we do not?

Stock Price

Deutsche is also missing revenue projections which further hurt the business ability to survive and prosper. As you can imagine all of this news has a deep and lasting impact on its stock price which is in deep trouble. Before I share the stock price, I need to put this into the context of the market and the industry compared to the big economic crash of 2008. Below you will see a chart of some banking stocks from around the world with their peak price prior to the 2008 crash, the low of the 2008 recession and the price today:

As you can see from the above chart the banks in America have recovered from the 2008 recession by anywhere up 375% and JP Morgan has not only recovered its price in full but is constantly setting new high's. Ireland went bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the EU/IMF following the 2008 crash and even our national bank has more than doubled its price since 2008. The worst performing bank I could find was Societe Generale which has issues but is still hovering around its 2008 low price levels.

Now let's put that into the context of Deutsche Bank. Not only has the stock not rebounded but it is over 65% below its 2008 low at $6.75.

Technical Analysis

When you are dealing with the stock market, you also have people who study pricing through technical analysis. Experts look at things like FIB sequences, trend lines, and support levels. Support levels are a key metric for a stock failing because are looking to find where it will find support and potentially bounce higher.

We are very close to a key support level ($6.40) and if the price goes below this level, there is no saying exactly how low the price could go. At least one company expects Deutsche to fall below this support level, as several weeks ago UBS downgraded the stock to a sell order. This news was compounded last Friday when rating agency Fitch, downgraded their credit rating to BBB or two levels above JUNK status.

Other Information

I know you are likely reading this and thinking "this bank must have smart people in charge and surely they have a plan, right?" I am sure there is a plan and while they have kept their cards close to their chest, they have spoken in the past about the areas they foresee having growth for the company – they include business in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt. Do they strike you as countries which are stable and will offer steady and reliable growth? Do you have to think really hard to imagine how this could go potentially very wrong?

Questions

I believe there is at least a solid case Deutsche is in a LOT of trouble. So what are possible scenarios for the future? I will lay out the key questions below but I must stress that it's impossible to say for sure what exactly will happen. One of the key numbers to remember here is they have roughly €50 billion worth of derivatives.

  • How likely is it that the bank can turn things around and survive?
  • How likely is it the bank continues to run into trouble, its stock price fails and eventually fails?
  • If you think it is likely it will fail, the question becomes what will the fallout be? Who will be affected?
  • Will they be bailed out?
  • If so, by whom? The German government, ECB, IMF, the Federal Reserve?
  • What will the German government think? Some members recently spoke out saying they would block public money for the proposed merger? Will they block funds if it failed?
  • Will other banks be exposed and affected? Will they have to take losses?
  • Will those losses be spread around or will one or more bank be mainly affect?
  • Will this affect the sentiment of the banking sector and cause a panic?
  • If there are issues and it starts affecting the stock prices, what will be the impact on other industries?

Last Question

The last question revolves solely around the banks and the regulators? How secure are the other banks? We all hear about how banks are now put through "stress tests" but how much trust do you put in those results? How much trust do you have in the regulators?

I know this may make me sound like a conspiracy theorist to some but it's an honest question. The Fed is on public record saying they want to keep this economy strong as long as possible. If a bank did not perform strongly in a stress test or even barely failed one, do you think they would report it?

Can you imagine the pressure that body would come under to stay silent? Can you imagine the rhetoric they would face with questions like, "Are you really going to fail one bank? Do you know how many people will lose their jobs if you do that?" Am I saying this is happening? No, but can you really rule it out 100% as a possibility?

I urge you to ponder on these questions, do your own research and find YOUR answers.

Update: The most freaquently asked question I have received from this column / show is how much time do we have to prepare. This is an impossible question to answer, as it could fail tomorrow, next week or might be next year. However I want to provide you a potential date for your diary – July 24th. That is when Deutsche will release their next earnings report and if it comes in below expectations, it could cause a further drop in price casting more doubt over the future viability of the bank.

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Survey: Where do you stand on these conspiracy theories?

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Have you seen this survey on the most-believed conspiracy theories in America?

It's no surprise the survey has been getting so much attention. The results are actually a pretty disturbing.

Infographic: Belief in Conspiracy Theories in the United States | Statista

I decided to put together a quick survey of my own, with slightly different wording.

Up-vote the ones you agree with and down-vote the ones you disagree with.

I believe Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK alone. However, I would not be surprised to find out the government sealed evidence that others were involved.

If by "deep state" you mean long-time Washington power brokers who are used to calling the shots and now feel threatened by Donald Trump not listening to their advice or council — yes, I do believe that many people like that are working against him and his administration.

Whether alien bodies are in Area 51 or not, I do believe the government knows more about UFOs than they have told us.

I do not believe the U.S. government was involved in 9/11, but as we know, NSA advisor Sandy Berger was caught destroying documents from the national archives related to both Bush and Clinton. All U.S. administrations have been to close to the Saudis, and the Saudis were involved in 9/11 at some level.

I believe the climate is always changing — it's natural. I would be willing to accept that man MAY play a role in this. But I do not believe in the solutions currently being discussed, nor do I believe the intention of most political activists are pure.

Any talk of the Illuminati provides the true dangers to man's freedom — like very powerful NGOS and men like George Soros — a perfect cover.

The U.S. government has done some horrible experiments on people and land — I also suspect they will do more things in the future. But I do not believe in the systematic spraying of chemicals using chemtrails.

The moon landing was real, but I see a time coming when people will not be able to trust their eyes due to deep fakes.

What do you think?

Let me know in the comments section below.