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Jay Titan: How I Make $450 A Day On Instagram

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Exclusivemake money on Instagram

One of the biggest mysteries of 2014 is “How do you make money on Instagram?”

Bodybuilder and personal trainer Jay Titan has figured that out and is sharing his tips exclusively with RumorFix readers.

Jay has three Instagram accounts, Igworkoutguide, bodybuldersguide and Jay Titan — totaling about 250,000 Instagram followers — and that’s after the purge.

The super jacked up trainer got his start by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino promoting their workouts on Twitter, but then Jay took the ball and ran with it.

Jay says one of the reasons for his success is humor. “I make my own memes,” he tells us, “Some of my pictures and memes are on some of the biggest fitness pages on Instagram and that sends people to my pages.”

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He describes his pages as funny and motivational.

Not only have they gained a huge following in just six months, he’s also making a living off Instagram. He’s a training coach with more than 85 virtual clients. “I’m selling diets, supplement tips and products and training tips,” he says.  Many of his clients are bodybuilders and overweight women who want body transformations.

The 270 pound beast, who carries around two iPhones to constantly update his pages and do his business, says he’s making $450 a day — that’s $164,250 a year on Instagram!

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And Jay also offers his services out to people who want to grow their own Instagram followings without buying followers.

Here are some tips he shared with us:

  • He says you can put up to 30 hashtags per picture — do it.
  • Then he goes under the comments section and finds the top 30 fitness hashtags and posts those, then an hour later he deletes then and put the new top 30 hashtags.
  • The best times to post are 6 a.m. ET, 12 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET and Midnight Friday and Saturday. He says, ” Europe is awake plus you get the people here in the U.S.”
  • And get a shout for a shout. That’s when another Instagram account mentions your account. You can even buy shouts from popular Instagram accounts to let everyone find you.

“I’m shouted every day,” he says, “Right now I’m on a page with 1.4 million followers and I got 6,200 likes.”

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Michigan Chief Justice: I’m ‘So Sick’ Of Medical Pot Cases

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GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court says he’s seen enough medical marijuana cases.

Robert Young Jr. told The Grand Rapids Press that the law approved by voters in 2008 is “no model of clarity” and says “it’s a mess.”

He spoke to the newspaper Tuesday while in Grand Rapids for a judicial conference, summing it up by saying  he’s “so sick of medical marijuana cases.

The current Michigan law allows patients with diseases and conditions such as cancer, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, glaucoma and hepatitis C to use and possess the drug without state-level repercussions.

Young says supporters of medical marijuana took parts of laws from other states when they drafted the Michigan ballot proposal. Since the law’s passage, the state Supreme Court has interpreted it many times.

The court says local governments can’t stop people from properly using medical marijuana. The law itself does not…

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Are You On Fire… Or Just Burned Out? – Project Eve

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Are You On Fire… Or Just Burned Out? Feb 27th, 2014 JoMiller 0 Comments inShare4 1 Share on Tumblr EmailWhat Top Leaders Do to Stay Motivated and Engaged at WorkIt happens to all of us at some point: a slight dip in our motivation, a troubling ripple that makes us question how eager we are to do our jobs, let alone excel in them. And yet, when we look around, there is always someone on fire for their job. Someone who never seems to question, or doubt, either their performance – or their dedication.So how do they do it? How do some leaders stay motivated and engaged at work while others fizzle and burnout before ever reaching their full potential? To find out, I surveyed ten female leaders from the Consumer Packaged Goods CPG industry, asking them both “what motivates you at work” and “what demotivates you”.While I had expected to hear some varying answers, I was truly stunned by the response.Motivating People With… Other PeopleIn answer to “What motivates you?”… • 9 out of the 10 mentioned a particularly common theme, all of which had something to do with those they work with. The answers I got included “moving forward as a team”, “achieving as a team”, “helping my team”, “watching my team achieve success”, and “helping people achieve their best.”This was big news. Before asking this question, I had assumed that the traditional motivators of promotion, increased responsibility, expanding skill sets, professional challenges and even monetary gain might have some weight. But the overwhelming responses indicated that people were the real motivating factor for nine out of ten leaders polled.Now, let’s examine how those same leaders could occasionally feel less than motivated… and why:Demotivating People With… Other PeopleIn answer to “What demotivates you?” … not a single person mentioned being demotivated by the demands of their job, tasks, to-do lists or business conditions. Mirroring what motivated them, for this particular group of executives, it was ALL to do with people:• Poor communication;• Micro-managing;• Naysayers;• Office politics;• Nit picking;• Complaining;• Negativity;• Lack of understanding and appreciation;• Lack of consideration for other team members;• Making demands without taking time to listen…Again, this trend was a revelation, and one that led me to a greater understanding of the role we play, as individuals, both as team members and team leaders.Parting WordsHere’s what I learned from this simple survey:If you’re looking for ways to stay motivated and engaged when you come to work every day, look no further than to those around you, and know that your actions have a direct impact on the motivation of those you work with.CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., Jo Miller is creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership positions in businessOffice politics.Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve’s community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 500,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.http://www.projecteve.com/add-a-blog/

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Worker Owned Coops are Expanding In Size and Hopes in Cleveland

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How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
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“I can tell you before Evergreen, we felt like there was nothing left for us,” says Tim Nolen. He and his fellow Evergreen Cooperative worker-owners live in Cleveland’s Greater University Circle community, where the unemployment rate exceeds 25 percent and the median household income is less than $18,500. “Evergreen grabbed ahold of us and said, ‘Let us help you out.’ It is a great feeling when you have given up hope and someone gives you that hand and says, ‘You don’t have to feel worthless. Here, let’s give you a sense of self-worth.’”

In the heart of an inner city ravaged and abandoned by the global economy, the Evergreen Cooperative has emerged as one of the country’s most promising models of locally based wealth-building. Evergreen grew out of the Greater University Circle Initiative, an unusual collaboration spearheaded by the Cleveland Foundation and including the City of Cleveland, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, and local institutions (principally Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals).

“Sustainability in the broadest sense can only be created if you can stick capital where it won’t get up and leave.”

In December 2006, Ted Howard,co-founder of The Democracy Collaborative, outlined for civic leaders the catalytic role that the spending of “captive” anchor institutions like hospitals and universities could play in community wealth generation in Cleveland. He talked at length with local civic leaders about how an anchor-institution-based, worker-cooperative business model might be the engine for the sustainable job creation and wealth-building that had thus far been elusive in Greater University Circle. Democracy Collaborative researchers determined that Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals alone spent more than $3 billion a year on goods and services—but they spent it almost entirely outside the community.

Howard and his fellow strategists began sketching out a compelling framework for what was to become the Evergreen Cooperatives. The business model involved supplying the needs of the anchor institutions to create steady revenue for a network of worker-owned, local businesses that would be built to be the greenest in their sectors. “Sustainability in the broadest sense can only be created if you can stick capital where it won’t get up and leave,” Howard explains. “You can think of Evergreen as an anchor institution designed to capture the capital flows of other anchors and circulate them locally.”

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Ohio Cooperative Solar began turning a profit within the first five months of operation.

The First Evergreen Cooperatives

Evergreen’s first two cooperative businesses—the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry and Ohio Cooperative Solar (OCS)—were launched in October 2009. A not-for-profit community newspaper, The Neighborhood Voice, was established to communicate the Evergreen vision. A fourth project, Green City Growers, started up operations in the summer of 2011.

Housed in a Certified Silver LEED building, Evergreen Laundry was engineered to consume far less energy and water than its competitors. Although the laundry is not yet operating at capacity, new clients are signing up every month and its first two customers, both nursing homes, have turned out to be the co-op’s de facto marketing arm. “They say, ‘If you need a reference, just have them call us,’” says Nolen, who was the laundry’s first worker-owner to earn a linen management certificate. “These guys want us to succeed. This is what it can do for you to have the community and businesses in it looking out for you.”

Meanwhile, OCS worker-owners have been busy installing solar panels on the rooftops of Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. OCS retains ownership of the solar panels, services them for the host institutions, and sells them the electricity the panels generate. The co-op does home weatherization and began turning a profit within the first five months of operation. At the end of the 2011 fiscal year, $7,300 in profits were transferred into each OCS worker-owner’s capital account—on top of the living wage each earned during the year.

Green City Growers—a 4.1-acre, year-round hydroponic greenhouse and packing facility that utilizes the latest water- and energy-saving technologies—will soon be producing 5 million heads of lettuce and 300,000 pounds of herbs annually. It expects to harvest its first crop in the spring of 2012 and will employ between 30 and 40 workers year-round. Produce will be sold to the local food-service industry, local grocers, and Greater University Circle anchor institutions, allowing purchasers to reduce their food-related carbon footprints substantially and to purchase produce with a longer shelf life.

Nurturing the Evergreen Vision

“Workers have lived in these neighborhoods and seen the degradation, and they are beginning to express themselves as leaders of renewal, as working for something that is inspiring hope.”

Evergreen recently established an umbrella organization, the Evergreen Cooperative Corporation (ECC), to be the keeper of the cooperative vision. A central financing mechanism, the Evergreen Cooperative Development Fund, will operate under the ECC to attract capital for expansion of existing co-ops and funding new ones. A portion of each co-op’s profits will be paid into this fund.

To shield the community and the cooperatives from speculators, the Evergreen Land Trust has also been established under the ECC to acquire land for existing and future Evergreen Co-ops, starting with the land under the laundry and greenhouse. The Land Trust will lease land for a 99-year term to cooperative businesses, protecting the Evergreen enterprise as a whole from individual co-op failure or attempts by a co-op to break away and become a separate corporation.

Benefits for Worker-Owners and the Community

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The Cooperative also started a nonprofit community newspaper.

Many Evergreen worker-owners were formerly unemployed long-term, have prison records, or have struggled with substance abuse. “We are given a second chance here to get back into society,” says Loretta Bey, OCS’s office and inventory manager.

Evergreen worker-owners have a real day-to-day say in how their companies operate. “They don’t just make decisions without us,” says Bey. “We get to take a vote.” Worker-owners receive free health care, attend monthly open-book financial management discussions, and are offered courses in personal finance and job-related skills training. When workers are paid a share of a co-op’s profits, 20 percent is paid in cash and 80 percent in “capital credits.”

Worker empowerment arises not only from building financial wealth, finding a voice as business managers, and acquiring new work and life skills, but from a sense that they are rebuilding their community. “They get what this is about,” says Howard. “They have lived in these neighborhoods and seen the degradation, and they are beginning to express themselves as leaders of renewal, as working for something that is inspiring hope.”

Evergreen’s Economic Impact

Replicating the Evergreen model in the disinvested, low-income neighborhoods of this country, where more than 40 million people live below the poverty line, would have a huge impact, not just on employment levels and the wealth gap, but on civic life.

Evergreen envisions incubating up to 10 new, for-profit cooperatives over the medium term with the goal of employing about 500 residents of Greater University Circle. The longer term target is 25 to 50 co-ops employing up to 5,000.

Co-op leaders say it is really too early to quantify Evergreen’s impact on the Greater University Circle community, but, says Howard, “the truth is that in the neighborhood where we are creating jobs, literally nothing else is going on.” Jim Anderson, CEO of Evergreen Laundry, reports that he senses a palpable surge of pent-up optimism: “We have over 500 applications in our queue, and everyone who walks by the building asks, ‘Are you hiring?’”

Medrick Addison, operations manager of Evergreen Laundry, has seen tours of the facility by delegations from all over the country, including the deputy director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and his entourage. “We have to make this work. The eyes of America are upon us,” Addison says.

Not Just a Poor People’s Strategy

Communities and cities outside of Cleveland are already latching on to the Evergreen vision. Howard reports that the Democracy Collaborative is working with civic leaders and foundations in Atlanta, in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, and in the city of Richmond, Calif., to brainstorm anchor-institution-based cooperative strategies that are variations on the Evergreen theme.

Replicating the Evergreen model in the disinvested, low-income neighborhoods of this country, where more than 40 million people live below the poverty line, would have a huge impact, not just on employment levels and the wealth gap, but on civic life. But the Evergreen model is not limited to poor neighborhoods. It can be used anywhere to build the new economy.

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The citizens of two cities are finding the customers, finances, and skills to put together green jobs.

“Evergreen is about building your community with the assets you already have in place, leveraging them, doing import substitution, and being mindful of the environmental consequences,” says Howard. “All of this is relevant to any community. This is now our work, to prove that it can first be done in Cleveland.”

Sharon Kaiser, a supervisor and worker-owner at Evergreen Laundry, reports that her friends and family are eager to hear about what is happening inside Evergreen. “They want to know what they can do to be part of this,” she says. “It is a very positive thing for the community.” This expressed longing to participate in Evergreen’s model of sustainable wealth-building should not be underestimated. As Howard describes it, Evergreen is unleashing a powerful force: “the energy of people to become actors in history in their own lifetimes.”

This article was adapted for New Livelihoods, the Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, by the author from a case study for Capital Institute’s Field Guide for Investing in a Resilient Economy.


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Tales From Zeta Reticuli

The ZetaTalk Newsletter
Issue 359, Sunday August 18, 2013
Weekly news and views from around the world and beyond.
New ZetaTalk Earth Changes Announcements Signs of the Times
Man Not First

Who lived on Earth 120-500 million years ago, with enough intelligence to create mechanical machine parts, forge metals, dam rivers, and draw maps?  It certainly was not man. This was the age of the dinosaurs. The age of Neanderthal Man is computed to be 600,000 years, for instance, less than 1 million years. And Lucy, a predecessor of early man, is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago.  Yet a ceramic map of the Ural Mountains was discovered, estimated by the position of the N Pole to be 120 million years old. This map showed terra-forming of the Earth, damming rivers, beyond what man today has accomplished. Per the Zetas, in those days an intelligent species of lizard, a type of raptor, was the dominant intelligent species on Earth.

The Map of “The Creator”
April 30, 2002

On the map, a giant irrigative system could be seen: in addition to the rivers, there are two 500-metre-wide channel systems, 12 dams, 300-500 metres wide, approximately 10 km long and 3 km deep each. The dams most likely helped in turning water in either side, while to create them over 1 quadrillion cubic metres of earth was shifted. In comparison with that irrigative system, Volga-Don Channel looks like a scratch on the today’s relief. The map was probably created at the time when the Earth’s magnetic pole situated in the today’s area of Franz Josef Land, while this was exactly 120 million years ago.

ZetaTalk Explanation 6/15/2002: Reputedly an ancient map of the Ural Mountains were discovered, estimated age to be 120 million  years. We estimate, based on when the makers were present, more akin to 90 million years ago. In that the Ural Mountains are on a solid old plate, always remaining above sea level, it is probable and likely that their shape would be the same over the eons, for Earth. Is this a true map, and who would have drawn this? It is indeed real, although the age is not quite as estimated but more recent. The map makers were not Homo Sapiens, or even hominoid. As we have stated, Homo Sapiens is not the first intelligent creature on Earth to be capable of forming souls. Prior to the dieoff of the dinosaurs, there was another race, reptilian, that had been engineered to this level. These reptilians were peers of man. What you might term their hands were dexterous, as are lizards on your Earth today. It was the handiwork of these creatures that was discovered.

But the real shocker is the discovery of metal artifacts encased in coal! The metals are aluminum, silver, and zinc. Coal takes a long time to form, squeezed under rock layers with intense heat and pressure. Per the Zetas, once again this points to the intelligent lizards, the raptors, as the dominant intelligent species on Earth at that time.

300 Million Year Old Machinery Found In Russia
July 20, 2013

Russian sources are reporting that a 300 million year old piece of aluminum machinery has been found in Vladivostok. Knowing that the coal deposits of this region date 300 million years back, Russian experts inferred that the metal detail found in these deposits must be an age-mate of the coal. Experts say a gear rail appears to be manufactured and not the result of natural forces. The find was very much like a toothed metal rail, created artificially.  Nowadays, finding a strange artifact in coal is a relatively frequent occurrence. The first discovery of this sort was made in 1851 when the workers in one of the Massachusetts mines extracted a zinc silver-incrusted vase from a block of unmined coal which dated all the way back to the Cambrian era which was approximately 500 million years ago. Not so long ago in Russia a mechanical device was found in volcanic rock which was dated 400 million years before the current era (B.C.E). The most ancient vase on Earth was discovered in 1851 in Massachusetts when blasting in the quarry. It is a silver-zinc vase inlaid with fine silver in the form of the vine. The age of this vase, according to the rock in which it was found, is 534 million years old. Another strange artifact that was found in coal is the iron pot. It was found in 1912 in Oklahoma in a piece of coal with an estimated age of 312 million years.

ZetaTalk Explanation 7/27/2013: We explained, in prior ZetaTalk, that mankind was not the Earth’s first intelligent species. An ancient map of the Ural Mountains showed that something was about, eons before mankind was genetically engineered into conscious intelligence. For artifacts to be found encased in coal, which takes a long time to form under the pressure of rock strata forced into a squeeze, proves their age. And multiple finds in different parts of the globe show this not to be a hoax. Combined with the ancient map, what do these finds tell us about this ancient race of lizards, which in appearance looked like raptors? They smelted metal, created mechanical devices, terra-formed their Earth with dammed rivers, and appreciated flowering vines.

Evidence of Wobble

What would cause a retrograde storm to pass from the East Coast to the West Coast of the US? Where such retro motion is of record in the past, for short distances and for short periods, this recent pass is unheard of. The retrograde motion from East to West was compounded by the counterclockwise direction of swirling air. Storms in the US move from West to East, and curl clockwise in keeping with the Coriolis Effect. Per the Zetas, this is yet more evidence of the daily Earth wobble, which is steadily worsening.

Unusual Storm System Moving Backwards Across United States
July 14, 2013

An unusual storm system is over Oklahoma and Texas at this time, causing severe thunderstorms and much needed rainfall to the dry areas of both states. A low pressure system that started in the Eastern United States has retrograded under a ridge of high pressure to the north over the last couple of days.  This system is moving from east to west, which is extremely unusual for this hemisphere.  We’ve seen these move east to west for a short period of time, but this one will make it to Southern California by the time it weakens.

ZetaTalk Explanation 7/27/2013: Part of the daily global wobble, the daily Figure 8 assumed by the N Pole during the wobble, is a turn of the N Pole to the right and then to the left. What this does is first create a vacuum in the North Atlantic, sucking air from North America into the North Atlantic, and then pushing all this back into North America. The pull and push of air runs directly contrary to the Coriolis Effect, which circles air masses in a clockwise manner in the Northern Hemisphere, up from the Equator and round back again. Thus the retrograde flow of air East to West in a counterclockwise manner, all due to the increasing Earth wobble.

Where the Earth wobble has been evident and measurable since 2004, it has increasingly gotten worse. Some of the best evidence is the position of the Sun at sunrise or sunset, where it is not at the Azimuth expected. For a personal proof, establish N/S directions for your location, not by using the compass (which is increasingly erratic) but by grid lines in towns or cities laid out in the past, or by markers on surveys done long ago. From there, compute the Azimuth of your sunrise, and then compare to planetarium programs such as Skymap or Stellarium. All this is often too technical for those who notice their morning sunlight shining in the wrong window. Alberto has taken note of the azimuth of the setting Sun lately, on a Pole Shift ning blog. Kojima notes that the Sun should have been at azimuth 269°, not 214°. It was as though Alberto were seeing the Sun where it ought to be some 2.5 hours earlier! The Earth wobble causes the globe to be tilted toward the Sun when it is high over N America, thereby giving Italy a view from a higher latitude, thus Alberto was looking down toward the Sun, rather than straight to the West.

An alternative method is to time the exact sunrise, noting that the sunball is visible earlier or later than expected. Yet another alternative proof are images from fixed webcam archives, where the same spot, on the same day and time, year after year is stored. If the wobble is increasing, then there should be a shift in shadows showing the direction of the Sun on the horizon, or the angle from a Sun higher or lower in the sky. One such endeavor by a conscientious Pole Shift ning member has produced such evidence! From a Denver webcam, comparing sunrise photos in 2008 to 2013 for the same date and time, one can see that the Sun is higher in the sky and further South. The Figure 8 wobble has tilted the globe to the left, so the Sun is rising earlier and is thus higher in the dome, due to the wobble.  

It is no surprise that the heat of the Sun has melted a small lake atop the ice at the N Pole. This hit the news as proof of Global Warming recently, though the real cause is the daily Earth wobble which leans the globe this way and that daily so more sunlight can reach the pole at times. The temperature difference in the air was slight, from prior years, and well below the freezing temperature. How would the air alone have created the melted pool atop the ice?

North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake at the Top of the World
July 25, 2013

The shallow lake you see at the pole is made of meltwater sitting on top of a layer of ice, according to the observatory.

But the glare from the Sun is reduced when viewed from a pole, just as the heat from the Sun is reduced at dawn or dusk. With a reduced glare, the Moon Swirls around the Sun are more visible. Planet X watchers are aware that catching a view of these Moon Swirls is enhanced on a cloudy day. Thus not only can we see a temporary melt atop the ice in the media glare, we can see Moon Swirls! These can be seen through the clouds, but in the Sun’s reflection on the pool of water, they are clearly identified as distinct orbs around the Sun! The reflection also has a reddish tinge on one side, reflecting the red color on the upper left of the Sun. Where some of this Sun glow is likely a lens flare, in line with the little blue flare lower right, some is obviously due to the swath of red dust in the tail captured regularly in Alberto’s red-filter photos. The tail is regularly seen blown below the Sun, then curling around from the lower left to the upper left. And there it is, for the world to see, in the reflection at the N Pole – the bugger who is causing the wobble!

Bankruptcy Binge

Detroit has declared bankruptcy, the largest US city to have done so. What will happen when the Earth changes associated with the approaching passage of Planet X, aka Nibiru, drive individuals and cities and even countries into bankruptcy in increasing and overwhelming numbers? This is not a new problem in human culture. Per the Zetas, it will become epidemic as the time of the Pole Shift approaches.

‘Motor City’ Detroit Files for Bankruptcy with 100,000 Creditors
July 19, 2013

The list of those owed includes the names of all of the city’s active employees and its retirees, a list of properties that have tax claims with the city, numerous bondholders, business creditors and companies that insured Detroit debt. The largest creditor is the city’s general pension scheme, which is owed $2 billion. An estimated 78,000 homes are unoccupied in the city, and in 2011 half of the occupiers of the city’s 305,000 properties did not pay any tax.
In Ancient Greece, bankruptcy did not exist. If a man owed and he could not pay, he and his wife, children or servants were forced into “debt slavery”, until the creditor recouped losses through their physical labour. In Islamic teaching, according to the Qur’an, an insolvent person was deemed to be allowed time to be able to pay out his debt. According to al-Maqrizi, the Yassa of Genghis Khan contained a provision that mandated the death penalty for anyone who became bankrupt three times.

ZetaTalk Prediction 7/27/2013: Bankruptcy is not uncommon, and will explode exponentially as the Earth changes affect commerce via rail or boat, crop production and the availability of raw resources, fuel availability and distribution, and confidence that investments are secure. Where the world has been in an economic depression for most of the last decade, it will plunge further. We have mentioned that all treaties will eventually be broken, and certainly all corporate contracts will be ignored. All paper money will eventually be considered worthless, and anything like stocks and bonds will not be worth the paper they are printed on. Artwork and jewelry will not hold any value either, in the Aftertime.

Things of worth, as outlined in Issue 310 of this newsletter, are the tools to grow and garner food such as land and boats and skill sets among survivors, and the barter system will eventually prevail.

ZetaTalk Prediction 12/15/2001: We predict that long before the shift, a barter system will be replacing the current paper money system. The value of the dollar, in all countries, will be falling, such that in any transaction one or both parties will feel they are getting a fair deal only if a thing, not a representation, is given or received. This is a common practice in countries where the dollar is falling, and a natural migration as the thought occurs readily to mankind, the barter system being recent in their cultural evolution. What will this mean for the common man, and what will it mean for the rich? The common man will find they are pleased with themselves if they have had the foresight to secure goods of value, such as seeds or tools or dried food. The value of appliances that are dead and not able to run, even of cars unable to run over broken roads, will be zero. The value of items that can increase worth, such as a needle and thread which can repair clothing otherwise worthless, or a shovel that can create a garden otherwise a weed patch, will balloon. The rich will of course whine endlessly, and try to convince anyone who will listen that their goods will return in value, which it will not.

But what of the interim? What of the slow process where paper assets slowly lose value? Bankruptcy most often involves creditors fighting over assets. Physical assets like land or gold can be secured, but increasingly paper assets such as currency or stocks or bonds will have diminishing value. But what happens when a city goes bankrupt? What belongs to the citizens, and what is a physical asset that can be given to a creditor? When a country goes bankrupt, most often its intangible assets plummet. But the country itself is not given to a creditor. Within this past decade, Argentina went through bankruptcy and Iceland and various countries in the Euro zone have threatened bankruptcy.

Detroit isn’t Alone. The U.S. Cities that have Gone Bankrupt, in one Map
July 18, 2013

On Thursday, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection after being saddled with debts totaling more than $18.5 billion. That makes Detroit the largest city in the United States ever to file for bankruptcy — the previous record was held by Stockton, California, which was half the size and owed $26 million. The previous debt record, meanwhile, went to Jefferson County, Alabama, which owed $4 billion when it filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

What Happens When a Country Declares Bankruptcy?
Russia has gone bankrupt in 1998, followed by Argentina in 2001. In 2008 Iceland became the first country to fall victim to the financial crunch that resulted after the collapse of the U.S. housing market. When a country reaches bankruptcy, massive inflation is the likely outcome for the country’s consumers and businesses. Stock prices often plummet, along with the value of the nation’s currency. As the value of money falls, bank runs may result as panicked citizens rush to withdraw cash from their accounts.

Per the Zetas, the interim will find the rich gaining assets, purchased at bargain prices, but this will only be a temporary stage.

ZetaTalk Prediction 7/27/2013: But what of the interim? During the cycle downward, the rich will secure assets such as foreclosed homes, forced to sale by the poor. What might the rich snap up? Farm lands have long been consolidated into corporate farms. Real estate in all its many forms, including foreclosed homes that can be used to house a new slave class, will be included. As the Earth changes create earthquake damage in cities, the ranks of the homeless will increase beyond the ability of governments and social services to care for them. Slave camps will posture themselves at first as a rescue mission. Once you take advantage of the free housing, your obligations will be explained to you. What assets would a city such as Detroit hold that the wealthy might desire? Bridges can become toll roads. Nature preserves can become estates for the wealthy. But all this, in the scheme of things, is only temporary. 

Distracted Drivers

Drivers of planes, trains, and buses seem to be distracted these days. A rash of accidents due only to human error occurred recently. In Spain on July 25, 2013 a horrific train crash resulted in 80 dead when a train sped around a curve at twice the speed limit. The driver was on a cell phone and shuffling documents at the time. A Swiss head-on crash occurred between two trains on July 29, 2013 due to a signal ignored by one of the conductors. Human error in both instances.

Spain Investigators: Train Driver was on Phone
July 30, 2013

The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph. Human error appears to be the cause of Spain’s worst railway disaster in decades.
Swiss Train Crash Driver’s Body Recovered From Mangled Wreck
July 30, 2013

The accident happened just after a local train left the station, where it had stopped. It collided with a train going in the opposite direction that wasn’t scheduled to stop. Sauterel said that schedules call for the slower train to remain in the station while the faster train passes through. He said the “the hypothesis favored by investigators” is a “failure to respect a signal” by the slower train.

The Asiana plane crash at San Francisco on July 7, 2013 occurred in clear weather and with all mechanical systems on the airplane in working order. It was the pilot’s first time landing a 777 at San Francisco but he had logged flight time with a 777. He thought the autopilot was on, but it was only armed, thus no one was at the controls!  On July 30, 2013 a New York City bus driver distracted with a cell phone plowed into lamp posts, killing an infant being walked in a stroller nearby. Human error again, in both cases.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214
The autothrottle control was found to be in the “armed” position during documentation of cockpit levers and switches, differing from both the “on” and “off” positions. Furthermore, the pilot flying’s flight director was deactivated whereas the instructor pilot’s was activated. In this flight, in the last 2.5 minutes of the flight, from data on the flight data recorder we see multiple autopilot modes and multiple autothrottle modes.
Pilots Relied on Autopilot Before San Francisco Crash
July 9, 2013

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco airport have told investigators they were relying on automated cockpit equipment to control their speed.
Bus Driver Charged In Crash That Killed 8-Month-Old Baby In West New York
July 30, 2013

A bus driver has been hit with multiple charges, after allegedly using a cellphone while driving and causing a chain-reaction crash that left a baby dead. The driver was allegedly behind the wheel of a bus that went out of control — jumping the curb and striking a lamppost.

ZetaTalk Comment 12/30/2006: We have often mentioned that the populace is distracted, irritable, worried, as they sense that something is afoot and they are not being told the truth. The Sun and Moon are out of place, at times, the constellations not quite right, temperature extremes on the increase, severe storms and tornadoes hitting in places not used to this air turbulence, snow in Summer and the poles and glaciers melting at a rate not logically associated with a slight rise in the air temperature, the Global Warming excuse. Then there are the Earthquakes, and the awakening of so many volcanoes. Is this caused by Global Warming? Meanwhile the media and politicians chirp on about Global Warming as the problem, as though they do not have brains and cannot see what the common man is seeing. So they suspect a big lie, and have no trust, and are insomniac and have moments when their mental candle flickers and they are distracted. Distracted people make mistakes.