Here is my audio personal blog file on what happened to me on June 10th, 2020. It sounds very strange. I am seeking the truth on what happened to me in 2017 and now in 2020. Somehow they seem connected. I might never know exactly what happened – but the story is incredible. I was involved in an accident, I survived and had the most surreal experience. I feel anger that this happened, but I am just wanting to tell my story to you, that maybe we can all learn from it.
No picture could ever do this angel justice. An arch angel of the most high God. So much love and energy.
This Angel is sits on a Throne in the same vortex as the Most High God. Enoch walked with God. He records mankinds actions in the Book of Life. This Angel knows what it is to be Human. I promise you, the energy of this is right to my soul. I love you Metatron.
Here is vast knowledge that I have collected for years. I chant and call upon this Angel, to tell God I love him, and put it under Jesus. Remember God loved the world so much he sent his only begotten son.
I respect all religions, I love all ideas. If you don’t believe, that is Okay, God bless you and your path in this world. But I find true love in this.
THIS IS MY WEBSITE, AND I HONOR HIS MAJESTY LORD METATRON, A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.
Metatron is a powerful angel who teaches people how to use their spiritual power for good while he records their choices in the universe’s great archive (known either as God’s book of life or the Akashic record).
Some believers say that Metatron is one of only two angels (the other is Archangel Sandalphon) who was first a human being. It is believed he was the prophet Enoch from the Torah and the Bible before ascending to heaven and becoming an angel. Metatron’s experience living on Earth as a person gives him a special ability to relate to people who want to connect with him. Here are some signs of Metatron’s presence:
Flashes of Brilliant Light
In their book, “Gnostic Healing: Revealing the Hidden Power of God,” authors Tau Malachi and Siobhan Houston suggest meditating and then envisioning Metatron appearing as a “crystalline light-body complete with the seven interior stars and the three channels, and the spiritual sun in the heart.” They continue: “Take up the chant Sar Ha-Olam, and envision a ray of light shooting up through the central channel from the spiritual sun in your heart and appearing as a holy star of white brilliance above your head. With the chant Torahkiel Yahweh, imagine that this star magically transforms into the image of Archangel Metatron.”
Author Doreen Virtue writes in her book , “Archangels 101,” that Metatron’s aura is “deep pink and dark green” and that Metatron often uses a brilliantly lit cube (known as “Metatron’s Cube” in sacred geometry because it’s reminiscent of Ezekiel’s chariot that the Torah and the Bible describe as made of angels and powered by flashes of light). Metatron uses that cube to heal people of unhealthy energies that they want to clear out of their lives. Virtue writes, “The cube spins clockwise and uses centrifugal force to push away unwanted energy residue. You can call upon Metatron and his healing cube to clear you.”
The Angel Metatron and his amazing ‘Cube’ Who was Metatron?
Mythically, Metatron was originally human, elevated to archangel by God for his services as scribe. Foremost communicator between humans and the divine, he is best known for his ‘cube’, shown above Angel Metatron, right.
The Flower of Life – A specific regular repeating pattern of circles rotating around a central point, shown – contains a vast Akashic system of information (kind of, short hand for the entire planet’s memory), including templates for the five Platonic Solids – Key Sacred Shapes which are the building blocks of creation. If you think this is far fetched, read on – in a moment you will see the shapes appear as if by magic.
A Crop Circle
Sacred Geometry, by the way, is where the ‘mystery of all creation’ meets science, and any sceptics out there might enjoy further study, which will transport you from the Atomic Tables via mathematics to the myth of Atlantis and crop circles in the wink of an eye (which, as you will discover, embodies a very special shape known as a vesica piscis, and more, much more…)
Metatron is linked with Thoth –(or possibly, Metatron IS Thoth – ancient figure who pops up many times through esoteric history, said to have reincarnated many times from pre-history, Atlantis, Ancient Egypt, even to today, possibly AKA Drunvalo Melchizedek.
‘Metator’ is latin for a guide or measurer, which is certainly akin to this cube. ‘Metatron’ also refers to the ‘Keter’ or crown in the Kabbalah ‘Tree’ – an ancient picture of the Chakra System. The Kabbalah Tree is based on the ‘Flower of Life’ – no doubt, as Madonna could tell you! See Blue Outline above – how The Kabbalah Tree is derived from The Flower of Life.
Anyway, I shall be your guide through this vast landscape of ‘weird shape fractal zodiac geomancy’ – whatever that is!
According to this theological material, Enoch (Metatron) is responsible for transmitting the secrets of the Written Torah as well as the Oral Tradition. “And Metatron brought them out from his house of treasuries and committed them to Moses, and Moses to Joshua, and Joshua to the elders, and the elders to the prophets and the prophets to the men of Great Synagogue…”
In late Merkabah, Metatron (Enoch) is the guide and the revealer of secrets to all who are initiated into the account of chariots. Hekhaloth literature (3 Enoch, Shi’ur Qomah) describes these functions of Metatron. He guides and reveals secrets to R. Ishmael and to R . Akiba. Sometimes the Merkabah narrative extends his role to the titles of the Prince of Wisdom and the Prince of Understanding.
It is apparent that in 2 Enoch one may see some kind of preparation of Enoch for his role as Metatron, “the Knower of Secrets.” The preparation entails several stages. First, the archangel Vereveil inducts Enoch into these secrets.
He instructs Enoch in “all the deeds of the Lord, the earth and the sea, and all the elements and the courses…and the Hebrew language, every kind of language of the new song of the armed troops and everything that it is appropriate to learn” (23.1-2). Second, the Lord himself continues to instruct him in the secrets, which he had not even explained to the Angels (24.3). Finally, the Lord promised Enoch the role of “Knower of Secrets.”
The important detail here is that the promise of the role is closely connected with other titles of Metatron such as “The Prince of Presence,” “The Heavenly Scribe,” and “The Witness of the Judgment.” In the text the Lord promised:
…and you will be in front of my face from now and forever. And you
will be seeing my secrets and you will be scribe for my servants
since you will be writing down everything that has happened on earth
and that exists on earth and in the heavens, and you will be for me a witness of the judgment of the great age (36.3).
This substantial passage graphically depicts the interrelation of the future roles of Enoch (Metatron) in the narrative of 2 Enoch. In spite of the fact that the text does not elaborate the real embodiments of these roles and titles, but only promises and initiations in these roles, it leaves the impression that 2 Enoch is part of larger tradition and that its author has prior knowledge of the future development of these titles and the deeds behind them.
It is intriguing that the narrative of 2 Enoch does not show the promised powerful deeds of Enoch-Metatron in different offices of the heavenly realm, for example, those of the Knower, The Scribe, The Witness and The Prince of Presence even in early “primitive” Merkabah or apocalyptic form. It looks as if the author of the text deliberately avoids these details. He knows that it is not time for revealing these faces. Enoch must return to the earth, and only after that trip he will fully assume his heavenly offices. In 67.2, which serves as the conclusion to Enoch’s story, there is a statement about the theme: “and the Lord received him and made him stand in front of his face for eternity.”
In this regard, the narratives of 2 Enoch and 3 Enoch seem to be written from different temporal perspectives. The setting of Enoch’s story in 2 Enoch is the antediluvian period. Melchizedek”s narrative of the book distinctively stresses this point. This explains why in 2 Enoch “there is no place for Abraham, Moses, and the rest.”
Salutations in the Light of the Great Seth (Shin-Tau)!
Torahkiel literally means “Torah of God” or the “Law of God,” and Yahweh literally means “That Which Was, Is and forever Shall Be,” these two sayings placed together become a fascinating contemplation; Torahkiel can also be translated as the “Word of God” and Yahweh can be translated as the “Eternal Continuum” or “Light Continuum,” which may take the contemplation even deeper.
These two names together as one holy name of Archangel Metatron indicate Metatron as the Angel of the Supernal Shekinah, the interior Divine Presence, who spoke to the prophet Moses in the giving of the Ten Commandments; the aspect appearing to Moses, of course, was Archangel Sandalfon, the Angel of the Shekinah manifest. Thus, this is the Great Maggid at the burning bush speaking the Essential Name of the Most High (Eheieh Asher Eheieh) and the Great Maggid speaking the Holy Law that would open the way for the coming of the Messiah.
In this we may understand a very esoteric allusion when the masters of the tradition teach that rather than Moses and Elijah appearing in the Transfiguration, it was Enoch and Elijah, for as the Great Maggid of the Supernal Shekinah it was Metatron that transmitted the Holy Law to Moses, and likewise, Enoch ascended in divine rapture just as Elijah ascended – according to the Book of Kings, Elijah ascended by a whirlwind.
As this holy name proposes, Metatron is the pure emanation of the Light Continuum, Yahweh, the essence of which is Eheieh, the Divine I Shall Be.
Now according to the Kabbalah, the tradition, creation is founded upon the Holy Torah – with Ten Holy Utterances creation comes into being, and with Ten Holy Commandments the Divine Intention (Ratzon) of creation comes into being, the generation of the Human One of Light, the enlightened human being.
Ten Utterances, Ten Commandments, these are the powers of the Ten Holy Sefirot – the Torah finds its fulfillment in the Holy Gospel in which the Ten Commandments are unified as One Holy Commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you,” the Holy Commandment of Melekh Messiah, the Human One of Light, Metatron being the Great Maggid of the Messiah, the One Anointed with Supernal Light.
The Holy Name of the Messiah is Yeshua (Yoshua), which contains the Great Name of Yahweh with the addition of the Holy Letter Shin, the letter of the Holy Shekinah, the Divine Presence; of the Messiah it is said that he is as the Ladder of Lights that Jacob saw in his dream at Bet El, upon which angels of God ascended and descended, the Gate of the Great Ascension.
If in the Jewish Kabbalah the holy name of Archangel Metatron at the giving of the Holy Torah is Torahkiel Yahweh (or Yod-He-Vau-He), then in the Christian Kabbalah with the coming of the Messiah and proclamation of the Holy Gospel this holy name becomes Torahkiel Yoshua (or Yod-He-Shin-Vau-He), the Word of God, the Light Continuum, delivers!
This was known to Enoch and Elijah, as to King Melchizedek, and was embodied and transmitted in Adonai Yeshua Messiah; the world receives this through the Messiah, specifically the Risen Messiah, Hayyah Yeshua (the Living Yeshua).
Now, when we intone this Holy Name, whether as Torahkiel Yod-He-Vau-He or as Torahkiel Yahweh it is the same Light-presence and Light-power of the Great Maggid, but according to how it is intoned there are different manifestations of the matrix of this Divine Power; as you have noted, Yod-He-Vau-He is linear, like a ladder stretching from heaven to earth, and Yahweh (pronounced: IAOWAY) is like a swirling, spiral, circular movement. Each has its use on a theurgic level, and each has its own kavvanot when intoned.
The kavvanah at the beginning of both is the same – it is kavvanah upon the Holy Law or Torah, the union of the soul with the Holy Law as with the greater prophets, the greater navim (seers); this empowers to the intoning of the Great Name, for in union with the Holy Law one does not intone it, but rather the Holy Shekinah, through which the Law and the Name are given, intones it – it is the only way it is rightly spoken or intoned.
The full power and essence of the Holy Law, of course, is the Messiah, the pure emanation of the First Commandment – the Gospel of the Messiah to the Holy Law being as Eheieh to Yahweh; thus the secret kavvanah when intoning Torahkiel is Melekh Messiah, specifically Hayyah Yeshua.
When Yod-He-Vau-He is intoned the kavvanot are the four Olamot: Yod, the Ten Names; He, the Archangels; Vau, the Orders of Angels; He final, the Celestial Spheres or Sphere of Mazlot (fortune or destiny) – this is the manifestation of Yahweh, the Light Continuum as the Great Luminous Assembly, the Sphere of Mazlot implying the Community of Israel, the assembly of tzaddikim and navim of the Divine Order.
When Yahweh (IAOWAY) is intoned the kavvanah is the union of the Supernal Universe and Matrix of Creation, the Pleroma of Light and Entirety – or else, the union of the two Great Ofanim, Metatron and Sandalfon, Hua.
The truth is the same, either way, but the movement of the Light-power in our Body of Light and the Sacred Circle is different, as you have noted in your own experience.
If we are to speak of kavvanot, they are the concentration of the mind and heart – all thought and desire on a single “object” of focus, and in such focused awareness thought and desire cease, and there is pure conscious intention, the full spiritual power of our soul’s will and love; whatever is willed in this way, in submission to the Ratzon of El Elyon, the Supreme, will come to pass as it is intended, as it is willed, every time.
This invocation of Metatron is rather like a lightening bolt version of the Great Convocation, whether by way of the linear or circular Sefirot.
Now Yod-He-Vau-He is the manifestation of four Gates of Light in the four directions of the Sacred Circle, so that these Holy Letters may be envisioned in the Four Directions; Yahweh is the manifestation of two Gates of Light, above and below, in the height and in the depth, so that “Yah” may be envisioned above and “Weh” below – Torahkiel is the Word of God by which this will come to pass, the Holy Law upon which heaven and earth are founded.
*There is another kavvanah with Yod-He-Vau-He which is all of the Holy Letter spelt out in full – those who understand might contemplate this.
As we have alluded to above, in place of Yod-He-Vau-He we may also intone Yod-He-Shin-Vau-He, also Yod-He-Vau-Shin-He; with the former is the kavvanah of the Messiah in the ascension and the outpouring of Supernal Fire, and with the latter it is the Second Coming, the Messiah in the Apocalypse – the initial kavvanah with Torahkiel remaining the same, kavvanah upon the Holy Torah. These two give insight into the emergence of the Holy Gospel from the Torah, the Holy Gospel hidden within the Torah.
Now there are also four different ways to intone Yod-He-Vau-He corresponding with Hokmah, Binah, Tiferet and Malkut – with a, i, o and u, respectively; the kavvanot of these is the Tetragrammaton manifest as the corresponding Sefirah, four principle grades of the Light Transmission; if and when Shin is added, the inmost essential grade of Light Transmission becomes the kavvanah, or else, the Light Transmission of Messiah manifest in these four grades.
*As you might imagine, various permutations of the Great Name may be used to bring about different theurgic intentions.
All of this is knowledge of the Word of God manifest in the Light Continuum (Yahweh), corresponding to Divine Wisdom, Hokmah – Reshit, the point beyond which there is nothing knowable.
All of this contains knowledge of the Path of the Great Ascension; thus, when understood, the invocation of Metatron by this holy name can lead to prophetic consciousness when the Holy Spirit enters to illuminate and elevate the soul.
May all souls be drawn up in the Path of the Great Ascension – may all souls be as holy angels ascending and descending in the Mystical Body of the Risen Savior, the Supernal Merkavah; amen.
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No Justice. Any Lawyers who want to know I just got out of the hospital, again… Any Lawyer with a Soul ?
You guys need to wake up. Look at this !!!! Unbelievable, this is wrong! How many are turning in their graves ?
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 165 pages of records from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing the FDA between 2012 and 2018 entered into 8 contracts worth $96,370 with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to acquire “fresh and never frozen” tissue from 1st and 2nd trimester aborted fetuses for use in creating “humanized mice” for ongoing research.
ABR is a non-profit firm which has been the subject of criminal referrals from House and Senate committees investigating whether Planned Parenthood or any other entity was illegally profiting from the handling of fetal tissue from aborted babies.
Federal law regulates the purchase and acceptance of human fetal tissue for research purposes. It is unlawful to knowingly transfer fetal tissue for profit.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department Health and Human Services (No. 1:19-cv-00876)) after HHS failed to respond adequately to a September 28, 2018, FOIA request seeking:
- All contracts and related documentation between FDA and Advanced Biosciences Resources (ABR) for the provision of human fetal tissue to be used in humanized mice research.
- All records reflecting the disbursement of funds to ABR for the provision of human fetal tissue to be used in humanized mice research.
- All guidelines and procedural documents provided to ABR by FDA relating to the acquisition and extraction of human fetal tissue for its provision to the FDA for humanized mice research.
- All communications between FDA officials and employees and representatives of ABR related to the provision by ABR to the FDA of human fetal tissue for the purpose of humanized mice research.
The new production of records shows a June 28, 2017, email exchange with the subject line “FDA RFQ” (Request for Quotation) between a redacted FDA contract specialist and an ABR official named Ms. Larton, in which the FDA official tells the ABR official, “I am tasked with the purchase of tissues suitable for HM [humanized mice] research. I would like to request a quote. Please review the Statement of Work and quote your pricing as outlined.” She then includes a table for 16 “Human Fetal Tissue – Liver”, 16 “Human Fetal Tissue – Thymus”, 16 HIV, HepA, HepB, HepC tests, and shipping and delivery. The Statement of Work notes:
The Division of Applied Regulatory Science (DARS) OCP/OTS/CDER is conducting a research program to evaluate the usefulness of humanized mice (HM) for regulatory purposes. The HM are created by surgical implantation of human tissue into mice that have multiple genetic mutations that block the development of the mouse immune system at a very early stage. The absence of the mouse immune system allows the human tissues to grow and develop into functional human tissues. As part of this process DARS needs to repeatedly acquire the proper type of tissues. In order for the humanization to proceed correctly we need to obtain fetal tissue with a specific set of specialized characteristics.
Among the specific characteristics are that the tissue be “Age range 16-24 weeks” and “Tissue must be fresh and never frozen.” An ABR official responds, saying “Your quote is attached.
In a June 12, 2017, email thread related to a “contract closeout” of a $24,500 contract between the FDA and Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) in a project titled “Human Tissue”. An FDA official emails an ABR official asking to “confirm all the items/services requested under this order were delivered and all payments processed, so that I may close out this contract…. Our records indicate funds in the amount of $15,090.00 to be de-obligated as a result of this closeout.” A screen shot of a database (called UFMS) print-out indicates a “Matched Amount” of $9,410. The difference between the “matched amount” and the contract value is $15,090. An ABR official responds on June 26, 2017, saying, “I confirm there are no outstanding invoices or [redacted] P.O. #HHSF223201510746P, and it is my understanding that there are no pending requests for tissue procurements on this P.O. at this time.”
In an email thread beginning July 14, 2017, an FDA contracting specialist advises ABR that “In order to properly document pricing, I require some documentation of your prices as offered to the public.” They ask for either redacted invoices or “a place on your website that lists prices”. An ABR representative responds:
We do not have a website, and we don‘t allow ‘the public’ to request tissue. It is only sent to verified researchers who have applied and have been approved to receive tissue.
As we are not selling items, we do not have prices. We assess fees for our services. The only document provided then to qualified recipients would be our Fees For Services Schedule. I ‘ve attached another copy of our current Fee Schedule for your reference. We’re a small non-profit company, and the fees are the same for everyone.
I hope this fulfills your requirement. We‘ve done business with the F.D.A. for many years and we‘ve not experienced such rigorous procedures for the production of purchase orders. Will this process be necessary for each P.O. created now?
The “Fees for Services Schedule” provided by ABR lists “Fetal Cadaverous Specimen Procurement” that includes pricing for “2nd trimester specimen (13 – 24 weeks)” and “1sttrimester specimen (8 – 12 weeks),” with the pricing amounts redacted. Under a section titled “Special Processing/Preservation” are fees for “Specimen ‘cleaning’”, “Snap freezing (LN2)”, “Passive freezing (dry ice)” and “Foreign shipments.”
A July 25, 2018, FDA “Order for Supplies or Services” to ABR called for the purchase of “humanized mice” for the period July 26, 2018, to July 25, 2019, for a contract amount of $15,900. The contract called for the provision of 15 sets of second trimester livers and thymuses, along with associated “HIV/HA/HB blood testing,” and shipping.
In a September 17, 2018, email from the FDA to ABR notifying ABR of the “Closeout” of for “Tissue procurement for humanized mice”, the FDA notes the contract value was $9,900, and that remaining funds for the purchase order existed of $2,430. The FDA asks ABR to “confirm if all the items/services requested under this order were delivered so that I may close out this contract.” The responding ABR official notes that although the FDA said that no invoices were submitted under the purchase order, and the ABR official adds that the FDA acknowledged that “there is a $7,470 difference between the noted Contract Value of $9,900 and REMAINING FUNDS of $2,430.” ABR further advises they would submit nine invoices under the contract, all of which were paid.
On September 24, 2018, the FDA terminated a contract with ABR to provide fetal tissue, saying: “[T]he Government is not sufficiently assured that the human tissue provided to the Government to humanize the immune systems of mice will comply with the prohibitions set forth under 42 U.S.C. § 289g-2.” The letter adds that “[T]he Government has concerns with the sufficiency of the sole-source justification.”
The law 42 USC 289g-2 involves “Prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue.”
HHS said in a statement on September 24, 2018, it was “conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations.”
“These documents are a horror show,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These records show that the FDA was trafficking in human fetal parts. Incredibly, there continues to be a push to reopen these monstrous experiments!”
In February, Judicial Watch uncovered 676 pages of records from NIH showing that the agency paid thousands of dollars to California-based ABR to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses to create “humanized mice” for HIV research.
Hey all ! If you come to my site, much love you deserve. I had a really interesting event happen to me, again, and I still didn’t find out what is going on with my other event in 2017.
Is this planet ascension? Is this a revolution? You know what happened in world events recently in June? Ok first of all, Juneteenth is a holiday right? I’m not sure . All I know is I like all races and all human beings, and we need Fun, Love, and Charity.
North Korea fired a rocket at South Korea. China and India had 20 soldiers die after shots fired after 50 years of peace. The fires are picking up, need to conserve, do your best to reduce carbon footprint. Be prepared.
So anyway, here is another awesome article from Zero Hedge. Please be safe and do the right thing.
Addiction is the inability to stop consuming a chemical or pursuing an activity although it’s causing harm.
I engage with almost every substance or behavior associated with addiction: alcohol, drugs, coffee, porn, sex, gambling, work, spending, devices, and social media. I’ve abused all of them, but don’t think I’m addicted. On a balanced scorecard, these substances and behaviors, abuse and all, have been a net positive in my life, even @twitter.
Most disease and hardship for our species has been a function of scarcity — too little salt, sugar, fat, approval, safety, opportunities to mate. As a result, when we find these things, our brain produces the ultimate reward, the pleasure hormone dopamine. And it makes sense. Nature rewards behaviors that ensure the propagation of the species.
The assembly line, processing power, and Amazon Prime have not only met the minimum thresholds for survival but created a new threat to our species: superabundance. Diabetes, income inequality, and fake news — all are a function of our belief that more is better. Jeff Bezos capturing and hoarding the GDP of Norway doesn’t make sense for the species, but his instincts (fear of starvation, wielding power) reign supreme.
Survival, propagation, and consumption should result in a next generation that’s smarter, faster, and stronger. Where things have come off the rails is a function of our innovation economy moving faster than our instincts. Historically, humans have engaged in activities that have natural stopping cues — the end of a chapter, the end credits. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Netflix have systematically eradicated stopping cues. Even casinos are deliberately laid out without hard angles, so it’s all one continuous space and you keep moving through it, on to the next game.
Technological progress lapping the calibration of our instincts culminates in endless scroll. We’re unable to find the off switch. Unlike our parents and grandparents, for us dopamine release no longer depends on sacrifice, engagement, or grit, but on sitting still, as in 15, 14, 13 seconds episode 5 of Killing Eve will begin. There are more filtered photos, more porn, more equities, more margin, more dopa … more time without the nuisance of needing to engage in … life.
The most recent crack dealers are online trading platforms (OTPs). What does endless scroll look like on a trading platform?
- Confetti falls to celebrate transactions
- Colorful candy crush interface
- Gamification: users can tap up to 1000x per day to improve their position on the waitlist for Robinhood’s cash management feature (essentially a high-yield checking account on the app)
Our institutions (courts, Congress, the SEC) are supposed to slow our thinking so our reflexive instincts are checked and we can decide not to discriminate, not to pour mercury into the rivers, and not to let a bankrupt car rental firm (Hertz) issue shares bound to be worthless. You lose, they win.
Technological change is vastly outpacing our species’ ability to adapt to an endless barrage of stimuli. This discrepancy in modulation has exploded our levels of teen depression and social chaos. We are in a Supermarine Spitfire, accelerating every day, hoping the fuselage holds together as we approach the sound barrier — streaming 31 seasons of The Simpsons, lifelike video games, ubiquitous porn of increasing extremes, high-def documentation in real time of the party your 15-year-old daughter wasn’t invited to, social media algorithms fueled on emotion vs. veracity, and immediate approval of margin for a “bull put spread.”
I was a fu**ing mess yesterday after learning of the suicide of Alexander Kearns, a 20-year-old from Naperville, IL, who was interested in the markets and began trading stocks. Alex mistakenly believed he was down $730,000 after trading options on the Robinhood app and took his own life. We don’t know what other factors were at play here, and young men taking their own lives after losing money in the market is not a new phenomenon.
Facebook and Twitter do what CNN and Fox have been doing for decades, but better. I’m afraid Robinhood might become an addictive platform — Instagram for trading. Robinhood users skew young (32% of visitors are between 25-34). The firm reported 3 million new accounts in Q1 2020. Half were first-time traders. In addition, with Vegas and sports wagering all but shut down, OTPs have become the place where emerging gambling addiction can take root and/or a rehab facility where your sponsor is a dealer.
Learning to invest and understanding the markets are good things, as is connecting with friends online … to a point. Social media and gambling have the same addictive psychological mechanism: variable rewards — when you keep performing an action in hopes of getting a possible but unlikely reward. This is the type of behavior that’s the “most addictive and hardest to stop.” Robinhood management and investors have taken cues from big tech, and made a conscious decision to disregard the well-being of our youth for personal enrichment.
Some additional data on the surge in online trading:
- Excessive trading may be triggered by an addictive process.
- 12% of all trading activity is from day-traders, yet day-traders are only 1.6% of all profitable traders.
- Men trade more than women, and unmarried men trade more than married men.
- Stock market crashes have been linked to upticks in suicide.
- Investors with a large differential between their existing economic conditions and their aspiration levels hold riskier stocks in their portfolios.
Most articles will focus on what we, Americans, view as the profound risk with the surge in rookie online traders … that the markets might go down. Most market tops coincide with retail investors entering. We haven’t, to my knowledge, seen the scale of a market crash driven by twentysomethings investing government rescue funds, levered up via preapproval on their smartphones.
Our elected officials and gross idolatry of money and innovators have overrun the institutions charged with slowing our thinking and keeping our kids safe. Joe Scarborough put it well: “Mark, Sheryl, and Jack, you have revealed yourselves to be vapid vulgarians who put at risk Americans’ health, racial justice, fair elections, and basic truths.”
Where do we turn? The bulk of the pressure to protect kids from device addiction falls on parents — limiting use (severely) and getting other parents at school to limit use as well, so kids don’t feel they are an exception. It’s difficult, and it needs to be done. An “electronics fast,” perhaps for the whole family, can allow the nervous system to reset. Lowering your dopamine threshold allows a smaller amount of pleasure to be satisfying.
The threat of addiction has been slowing our household down. One of our sons demonstrates behavior consistent with device addiction. It’s terrifying. Everything he does, says, and works toward, is in pursuit of the dopa hit waiting on his iPad. His mom and I are doing what most parents would do — reading, seeking outside help, limiting use. But more than anything, we’re trying to slow things down. Time with him, especially outdoors or with books. Time in bed with him telling him stories about his grandfather becoming a frogman in the Royal Navy. Slowing everything down. It appears to be working.
I see Alex Kearns, and I see my oldest son. A nerd, with a big smile, fascinated by the markets and seeking dopa hits. I can’t imagine the pain of that family. I can’t imagine how we’ve lost the script, letting the meaningful, innovation and money, trump the profound, our kids. The youth suicide rate has increased 56% in a decade. Girls between 10 and 14 had a tripling of self-harm episodes between 2009 and 2015. Teens who are on social media for 5+ hrs a day are twice more likely to be depressed than those who are on for less than an hour.
Is it any wonder Tim Cook doesn’t want his nephew on social media? If he wasn’t Tim Cook, would he also say, I don’t want him to have an iPad either?
The weapons are our phones and tablets, and the bullets are social media firms headed by sociopathic oligarchs. And now, we may have a new menace preying on young men: online trading platforms.
We are a virus-ravaged nation where curfew alerts are sent to our phones. Innovation has become synonymous with exploitation. We find solace in the market being high, but the market is not a reflection of the economy or progress, but increasingly of a few firms’ ability to arbitrage the gap between the pace of technology and regulation.
It’s depressing. What to do? I’ll check my likes, mentions, and stocks.
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by Tyler DurdenFri, 06/05/2020 – 19:20
American cities are burning, there’s a lethal pandemic and we’re in a new Great Depression.
Other than that, everything’s fine…
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People often ask me when things will “get back to normal.” Well, the answer could be never (or at least not for a long time).
Germany was not “normal” from 1914–54, for example. Social disorder is like a virus; it goes away eventually but not necessarily soon.
Meanwhile, we’re now in our third month of a national lockdown, with perhaps another month to go, depending on your locality.
Some states and cities are beginning to reopen, but they’re doing it in “phases,” so maybe your hair stylist reopened last week and your favorite restaurant will reopen next week.
The lockdown has certainly been painful for many. Even under the best of circumstances, anxiety levels went up, patience wore thin and tempers flared at trivial things. Cabin fever is a real disease.
Was it all worth it?
I’ve done a deep dive on this and the answer is almost certainly no.
The lockdown did slow the spread of the virus and did save some lives, that’s true. Yet the gains may only be temporary.
“Flattening the curve” does not mean reducing total infections and deaths. It just means stretching them out over a longer period so the hospital system is not overwhelmed.
There were much better solutions for this, including temporary hospitals and sending doctors and nurses from low-infection areas to those areas most in need, like New York City.
The biggest problem with the lockdown was that everyone counted the benefits but no one calculated the costs.
Many may have died and still could die from suicide, drug overdoses, alcoholism, domestic violence and other untreated medical conditions like cancer and heart attacks because patients were afraid to go to hospitals for fear of getting the virus.
In short, the lockdown may end up costing more lives than were saved.
That’s on top of trillions of dollars of lost wealth and lost economic output. That’s what happens when you put doctors in charge of the economy. Next time, it might be a good idea to let a few economic analysts into the room also.
But don’t worry, the optimists say. We’ll see a “V”-shaped recovery once the lockdowns are fully lifted.
You probably know the theory of a “V”-shaped recovery. The idea is that the economy fell sharply in March and April 2020 but it’s ready to bounce back with a record recovery this summer and fall.
The crash is one side of the “V” and the recovery is the other. The result is you end up recovering all of your losses and are ready for new growth from the old levels.
You’ll hear this a lot, but don’t believe it.
Remember “green shoots” in 2009 and 2010? They turned out to be brown weeds. Yes, the economy eventually recovered and the stock market went on to new highs, but it was the weakest recovery in U.S. history and those stock market highs took almost seven years to appear.
Things are much worse now.
Yes, we will hit a bottom this summer. And yes, a recovery will begin. But it will be long and hard.
Output may not get back to 2019 levels until 2022 or later. Unemployment will come down, but it is still expected to be higher than the worst of the 2008 crisis in 2023. The bankruptcies are just starting.
We’ve seen J. Crew, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Pier 1 Imports and Hertz all file for bankruptcy in recent weeks. There is a long line of name-brand companies right behind them preparing to go bankrupt also.
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Not only will we not have a V-shaped recovery, but it will probably be an “L” (down and then sideways).
The 2009–2020 recovery was an “L” where the new trend for growth was 2.2% instead of the post-1980 trend of 3.2%.
Now the new recovery (when it begins) may have output of only 1.9% or less.
When each recovery is weaker than the one before and debt goes up faster than growth, it’s just a matter of time before you go broke — or eventually break out in inflation.
We probably won’t see inflation for a while because inflation has a strong psychological component and right now a deflationary mindset prevails.
That may change — it probably will — but we’re not there at this point.
Meanwhile, people are looking for “safe havens” right now.
Stock and Treasury market behavior can be explained as much by “safe haven” demand as fundamentals. But what happens when the safe haven doesn’t look so safe?
There’s still one place to go — gold.
Personally, I really hope things get better. But when I was in the hospital, the scary part is, that what I was seeing is happening today and I don’t like it. AND, NO, what is BS is WHAT THEY DID TO ME.
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All over the world we are seeing this Coronavirus expand.
I have posted about Bill Gates saying the Corona is the biggest threat in the last 100 years.
Still have lots of news happening about #ObamaGate and I think that topic might start tracking more attention closer to the next election in November.
In the United States if you don’t wear a mask, some of the people can discriminate against you socially, that I have noticed in my local grocery store. Here is an article posted from BBC and I will link the article at the end in the link source.
I’m not a journalist or someone with lots of resources, but this deserves more attention to consider what is happening around the world. Our new reality ?
Mexican nurse Ligia Kantun says that in 40 years of work, she has never witnessed such a poisonous reaction to health workers. While in many countries doctors and nurses are being praised for their work on the coronavirus front line, in Mexico dozens have been attacked.
Ligia, 59, says that she has worked during the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and an outbreak of cholera in 2013, but some people are “behaving psychotically in response to this virus. It is terrible”.
She was attacked on 8 April after leaving work in her hometown of Merida, Yucatan. Someone drove past her and threw hot coffee down her back. “Infected!” they yelled through the car window before speeding away.
She says that luckily she was not badly injured but recognises it could have been worse.
As of 28 April, there have been at least 47 attacks against health workers, particularly nurses, in the country, the Mexican government says. And the authorities recognise the true figure may be higher – reports on social media of discrimination range from nurses stopped from getting on buses to doctors assaulted by relatives of Covid-19 patients.
“It made me sad… to see how people are attacking us,” says Ligia. “That hurt me more – the psychological damage.”
Some of the attacks appear to have been motivated by a misguided attempt to disinfect health workers.
Alondra Torres, an ear, nose and throat specialist, had diluted bleach thrown over her on 13 April while walking her dogs in the city of Guadalajara. She does not see Covid-19 patients in her clinic, but is convinced her uniform made her a target.
Alondra, who suffered conjunctivitis and contact dermatitis on her neck and shoulder as a result, says she was “disappointed” that some people seem to believe she needs to be bathed in bleach.
“My eye was burning a lot, I couldn’t see well.”
Doctors and nurses have not been the only frontline targets.
Daniel (not his real name) was getting off a bus a few blocks from the Guadalajara hospital where he works as a cleaner when he was brutally attacked by a group of other passengers.
“When I got on the bus I noticed that three people became aggressive. They kept repeating the word “dirty”, which they then repeated while they were beating me,” he says. “I felt it was never going to end.”
He suffered bruises to his head and face. Police suspect the assault was triggered by his hospital cleaner’s uniform.
Nurse Melody Rodríguez, 25, has even felt compelled to move house for the time being.
She was coming home to her village of Lo de Marcos, in Nayarit state, on 8 April, when she came face to face with a group of residents blocking her path.
“They said if I entered the village I wouldn’t be allowed to leave again. And they said that it would be better if I didn’t enter at all because I came from a source of infection,” she says.
A colleague filmed the incident and shared it on social media. The municipal authorities intervened to ensure Melody could get home, but she opted to just collect some belongings and rent a room in another town.
She was too frightened to go home.
“The fact that I had to get out and the way I had to get out, I still feel awful because they really made me feel like I was plague-ridden.”
“This is discrimination, and it is really detestable. We give our support to all workers in the health sector, everyone. They are our heroes, our heroines,” said Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador a few weeks ago.
The government has subsequently deployed members of the National Guard in hospitals and some states have offered medical workers private transport and even hotel rooms so they can avoid long commutes home.
The World Health Organization says up to 38% of health workers experience physical violence at some point in their careers, but the coronavirus pandemic seems to have exacerbated this threat in Mexico.
Experts think the attacks reflect the public’s conflicted feelings about what the medical workers represent in a country which had recorded 40,186 cases and 4,220 deaths of Covid-19 as of 13 May.
“They (the health workers) symbolically represent the disease itself and the cure,” says María del Carmen Montenegro, from the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
And she says that unlike other traumatic events, the virus is impossible to run away from, “and that generates more fear”.
Alondra, the doctor doused with bleach, agrees that the attacks are motivated by “a mixture of ignorance and fear”.
“What if [the attack involved] acid next time?” she says.
But she is determined to keep working, returning to her clinic just a few days after the attack.
“This is not going to make me doubt about my work, my profession or my dreams of continuing to help people”.
Ligia is also adamant she will continue to work.
“My country and my people need me and I will give everything I have.”
Mexico’s health workers say they are not expecting applause, just respect.
“We don’t need you to praise us, just let us do our job… That’s why we are there for you,” says Melody.