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    Quote Originally Posted by SR9 View Post
    These guys that think guns will do them some good during the tribulation are fools. They've been watching too much zombie movies. None will survive the wrath of God.
    Who is "these guys".....

    And when in hell have guns or zombies been mentioned...? What are you smoking?
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    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    "Be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour when you least expect him."
    The Best and Worst Time for Prophecy


    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. —Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Two Cities (1859)

    I have been a student of Bible prophecy for over 35 years, and I’ve seen many cycles where interest in last days events has risen and fallen. We are living in what I think is the most divergent point in all of prophetic history. End-time related events have never been so active, while at the same time—awareness has never been so lacking.

    One of the clearest examples of how evil the world has gotten is the number of suicide bombings that take place in the world. This heinous method of mass murder started with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza around the year 2000. The practice quickly spread to other parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa. These bombings have become so routine, most attacks don’t even make the major news feeds.

    I’ve gone back and looked at our traffic records and I can see how lethargy that has swept over the prophetic community. There were many times when a major event would trigger a doubling or tripling in our daily traffic. In recent years, the response has been very muted. When the Supreme Court voted to make Gay marriage legal in all states, the site’s daily traffic only increased by 7 percent.

    Prophecy watchers have a long tradition of speculating a president’s connection to Bible prophecy. Numerous books were written about FDR, John Kennedy, Nixon, and Ronald Reagan as Antichrist candidates. In the 1994, I was at a Florida prophecy conference that had four speakers in a row hint about Bill Clinton being the devil’s handyman.

    The speculation suddenly ended with our current president. Barack Hussein Obama is without a doubt the most lawless and immoral president America has ever had, and yet, there is very little chatter about him being the Beast. The Church has become so disconnected to prophecy, I’m not sure Obama could draw prophetic attention to himself even if he sprouted horns and grew a red tail.

    Back in 1993, we had a prophetic drought as measured by The Rapture Index, where a whole series of categories went dormant or became downgraded by positive news events. Nevertheless, during that time, enthusiasm for prophecy remained stable.

    Today, we need to have a constant flood of news that fails to keep the people’s attention. Over the past year, the traffic to most end-time sites has taken a swan dive. The smaller sites have been hit the hardest.

    The book publishing world also shows the downturn in prophecy enthusiasm. The number of new books on prophecy is the lowest I’ve ever seen. During every decade, we have always had a prophecy related book with sales over the 10 million mark. Right now, there is no book anywhere close to this milestone.

    Even though so much is going on, one possible explanation for why we are seeing a low in prophetic interest is because things have gotten so bad that people can’t stand to watch the news. I know the ratings for news networks is down. How can anyone with a rational mind not turn off the news when Obama comes on and says “I’m a pretty good president,” and “I think if I ran [for a third term], I could win.”

    A lot of Christians have the idea that prophecy is like a treasure hunt: If you figure out the magic date, you’ll know when to expect the final day. In reality, prophecy is more like a dance marathon: As there are fewer people on the floor, the closer we are to the end. With apathy having become so rampant, we have a clear signal that the music is about to stop.

    In the book of Matthew, Jesus told His disciples again and again that the hour of His return would be highlighted by a lack of awareness on the part of His followers. The Lord was so insistent about getting this point across, He repeated himself four times in the space of a few verses. He also included a story about the 10 virgins to illustrate the point of the surprise Rapture. We are the think not generation.

    “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matt. 24:36).

    “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matt. 24:42).

    “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matt. 24:44).

    “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matt. 25:13).

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    I don't know if this is the right thread to put this in or not, but me personally, I believe nearly everything that's happening to the markets these days is related to the thread topic. Not asking anyone to agree with that assessment, but here it is for everyone's perusal in any case. With three minutes to go before the Opening Bell as of this writing, Dow Futures are off by more than 800 points and falling precipitously.



    NYSE Invokes Rule 48 (Once Again) To Pre-Empt Panic-Selling Open


    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/24/2015 09:15 -0400


    The status quo must be maintained...

    NYSE granting "triple width opening quote relief in all option classes for August 24, 2015", Invokes Rule 48

    The last time this was invoked was in Jan 2015 (during the blizzard), in June 2012 (amid a dramatic drop in pre-open futures) and in Sept 2011 amid the chaotic 400-point swings in The Dow. Funny they do not use this "Rule" when futures indicate massive upside opens?



    Via NYSE:

    Rule 48. Exemptive Relief — Extreme Market Volatility Condition

    (a) In the event that extremely high market volatility is likely to have a Floor-wide impact on the ability of DMMs to arrange for the fair and orderly opening, reopening following a market-wide halt of trading at the Exchange, or closing of trading at the Exchange and that absent relief, the operation of the Exchange is likely to be impaired, a qualified Exchange officer may declare an extreme market volatility condition with respect to trading on or through the facilities of the Exchange.

    (b) In the event that an extreme market volatility condition is declared with respect to trading on or through the facilities of the Exchange, a qualified Exchange officer shall be empowered to temporarily suspend at the opening of trading or reopening of trading following a market-wide trading halt: (i) the need for prior Floor Official or prior NYSE Floor operations approval to open or reopen a security at the Exchange (Rules 123D(1) and 79A.30); and/or (ii) applicable requirements to make pre-opening indications in a security (Rules 15 and 123D(1)).

    (c) A suspension under section (b) of this Rule is subject to the following provisions:

    (1) (A) Before declaring an extreme market volatility condition, the qualified Exchange officer shall consider the facts and circumstances that are likely to have Floor-wide impact for a particular trading session, including volatility in the previous day's trading session, trading in foreign markets before the open, substantial activity in the futures market before the open, the volume of pre-opening indications of interest, evidence of pre-opening significant order imbalances across the market, government announcements, news and corporate events, and such other market conditions that could impact Floor-wide trading conditions.

    (B) Such review shall be undertaken in consultation with relevant officers of NYSE Market and NYSE Regulation, as appropriate. Following the review, the qualified Exchange officer or his or her designee shall document the basis for declaring an extreme market volatility condition.

    (2) The qualified Exchange officer will, as promptly as practicable in the circumstances, inform the Securities and Exchange Commission staff that an extreme market volatility condition has been declared, the basis for such declaration, and what relief has been granted.

    (3) An extreme market volatility condition may only be declared before the scheduled opening or reopening following a market-wide halt of securities at the Exchange.

    (4) A declaration of an extreme market volatility condition shall be in effect only for the particular opening or reopening for the trading session on the particular day that the extreme market volatility condition is determined to exist. The Exchange may declare a separate extreme market volatility condition on subsequent days subject to sections (b)(1) through (b)(3) above.

    (5) A declaration of extreme market volatility shall not relieve DMMs from the obligation to make pre-opening indications in situations where the opening of a security is delayed for reasons unrelated to the extreme market volatility condition.

    (d) For purposes of this Rule, a "qualified Exchange officer" means the Chief Executive Officer of ICE, or his or her designee, or the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc., or his or her designee.

    * * *

    As WSJ explains, basically it means the designated market makers “will not have to disseminate price indications before the bell, making it easier and faster to open stocks.

    The rule was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 6, 2007 and has been used rarely since then.
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    Thanks Blues. I am glad you posted this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    I don't know if this is the right thread to put this in or not, but me personally, I believe nearly everything that's happening to the markets these days is related to the thread topic. Not asking anyone to agree with that assessment, but here it is for everyone's perusal in any case. With three minutes to go before the Opening Bell as of this writing, Dow Futures are off by more than 800 points and falling precipitously.



    NYSE Invokes Rule 48 (Once Again) To Pre-Empt Panic-Selling Open


    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/24/2015 09:15 -0400


    The status quo must be maintained...

    NYSE granting "triple width opening quote relief in all option classes for August 24, 2015", Invokes Rule 48

    The last time this was invoked was in Jan 2015 (during the blizzard), in June 2012 (amid a dramatic drop in pre-open futures) and in Sept 2011 amid the chaotic 400-point swings in The Dow. Funny they do not use this "Rule" when futures indicate massive upside opens?



    Via NYSE:

    Rule 48. Exemptive Relief — Extreme Market Volatility Condition

    (a) In the event that extremely high market volatility is likely to have a Floor-wide impact on the ability of DMMs to arrange for the fair and orderly opening, reopening following a market-wide halt of trading at the Exchange, or closing of trading at the Exchange and that absent relief, the operation of the Exchange is likely to be impaired, a qualified Exchange officer may declare an extreme market volatility condition with respect to trading on or through the facilities of the Exchange.

    (b) In the event that an extreme market volatility condition is declared with respect to trading on or through the facilities of the Exchange, a qualified Exchange officer shall be empowered to temporarily suspend at the opening of trading or reopening of trading following a market-wide trading halt: (i) the need for prior Floor Official or prior NYSE Floor operations approval to open or reopen a security at the Exchange (Rules 123D(1) and 79A.30); and/or (ii) applicable requirements to make pre-opening indications in a security (Rules 15 and 123D(1)).

    (c) A suspension under section (b) of this Rule is subject to the following provisions:

    (1) (A) Before declaring an extreme market volatility condition, the qualified Exchange officer shall consider the facts and circumstances that are likely to have Floor-wide impact for a particular trading session, including volatility in the previous day's trading session, trading in foreign markets before the open, substantial activity in the futures market before the open, the volume of pre-opening indications of interest, evidence of pre-opening significant order imbalances across the market, government announcements, news and corporate events, and such other market conditions that could impact Floor-wide trading conditions.

    (B) Such review shall be undertaken in consultation with relevant officers of NYSE Market and NYSE Regulation, as appropriate. Following the review, the qualified Exchange officer or his or her designee shall document the basis for declaring an extreme market volatility condition.

    (2) The qualified Exchange officer will, as promptly as practicable in the circumstances, inform the Securities and Exchange Commission staff that an extreme market volatility condition has been declared, the basis for such declaration, and what relief has been granted.

    (3) An extreme market volatility condition may only be declared before the scheduled opening or reopening following a market-wide halt of securities at the Exchange.

    (4) A declaration of an extreme market volatility condition shall be in effect only for the particular opening or reopening for the trading session on the particular day that the extreme market volatility condition is determined to exist. The Exchange may declare a separate extreme market volatility condition on subsequent days subject to sections (b)(1) through (b)(3) above.

    (5) A declaration of extreme market volatility shall not relieve DMMs from the obligation to make pre-opening indications in situations where the opening of a security is delayed for reasons unrelated to the extreme market volatility condition.

    (d) For purposes of this Rule, a "qualified Exchange officer" means the Chief Executive Officer of ICE, or his or her designee, or the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc., or his or her designee.

    * * *

    As WSJ explains, basically it means the designated market makers “will not have to disseminate price indications before the bell, making it easier and faster to open stocks.

    The rule was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 6, 2007 and has been used rarely since then.
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