Oh my Country …my Country!

23/04/2009

by Ken E Murray

It has been mind blowing to see how this current Australian Government have taken us …in just 18 months …from $20 billion surplus and $60 billion in future fund …to scores of $billions into the red.

Now their blithering ‘enlightened target’ is to have us much more than $200 billion in debt and are claiming on tonight’s news …by lies and deceit …that it is only going to be a “temporary debt”.

Blind fools leading the blind…

Our Government is selling Australia to the Chinese and Japanese at the rate of over $500million in Government Bonds each week.

Why are people so apathetic about the consequences of just this action alone?

Then we have the apathy about the Chinese Government and Japanese interests buying up our best mining and food industry capital assets at an alarming rate …but the majority of our politicians and leaders are asleep at the alarm switch.

We have become conditioned to a false paradigm of eternal safety and security in Australia, thinking we will never be taken over by other foreign powers.

People are living in a dreamlike lah lah land.

We have been lulled into a false sense of security.

Why, we can’t even man our 6 Collins Class submarines. We can only staff 3 of them with overly stressed naval personnel.

Meanwhile China is expanding its submarine fleet bigtime.

Why?

Won’t be long now and Japan will be upgrading and re-arming as well …now that North Korea is giving them the perfect alibi excuse.

…ohh my Country …my wonderful Aussie Country!

I am an average Aussie with a sense of larrikin humour.

But, there is nothing funny about the mismanagement of our wonderfully blessed Australia.

Australia is rapidly going from being a Prince to a pauper.

We desperately need a Joseph or a Daniel, to handle our economy wisely and invest in capital assets, instead of letting other nations like the Chinese nationalise Australia for themselves.

Our Government should be buying Oz Minerals …not the Chinese Government.

We should be buying the power share of ownership of Rio Tinto …not the Chinese Government.

The borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22;7; Deuteronomy 28:44-45)

The biblical prophecies are steadily coming home to roost for Australia.

He who has “withheld” in the past is lifting His protection and is “withholding no longer” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7).

Christ’s warning about the end-time rulership of the “times of the Gentiles”, is rapidly developing before our very eyes …for those who have eyes to see. (Luke 21:24)

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

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China-Japan Australian Takeaway!

25/03/2009

by Ken E Murray

Time’s up!” proclaimed the headline in the Weekend Australian Financial Review, 21 Feb 2009, p19. “China’s arrival on the corporate scene brings some unprecedented challenges. Chinese investors want board seats, if not direct control. It’s all happening so fast.”

Yes, when I wrote my previous blog “Invasion of Australia Begins” a questioner asked me: “So, what if Chinese investors, want to buy into our richest Australian companies and own some of our best mines. Haven’t we always had overseas investment from Britain, Japan and America?  What does it matter if the Chinese come too?”

The big difference with Chinese investment is that it is not just some ‘private companies’ buying our assets, but it is the Chinese Government itself, buying big chunks of Australia, as well as railway lines and ports, from their huge cash reserves and strong Chinese Yuan. China does not have a history of being a national Ally of Australia, as say, Britain or America.

When a nation such as China owns our ‘turf’ it has its own ready made foothold on our neck.

“Most of the (Chinese) money is coming from companies with ownership structures that can be quickly traced back to the impassive walls of the government complex in Beijing. This is the first time Australia has been dependent on money from a country that has not been a close security ally.” (ibid)

Amazingly, our Prime Minister, who is visiting US President Barack Hussein Obama, at present, is making more statements about how we need Chinese money to deliver us from going into a deep Recession/Depression.

It is one thing for the Australian Government to deal with foreign companies …but it is quite another very difficult thing to try to control another Nation like China buying up Australian turf and our richest strategic mines, full of the best iron ore, coal, copper, zinc and precious metals. How will we stand against that?

It’s like having the ‘Trojan Horse’ planted in Australia as I explained in “Invasion of Australia Begins.

China’s stock of investment was only $3.6 billion in 2005 compared with $51 billion for Japan and $300 billion for the USA. But with foreign investment applications of about $10 billion over the following two years, possibly up to $30 billion last year and now as much as that again in a week, has the fourth wave (China) now become an irresistible force?” (ibid)

Japanese companies are also making bigger forays into ownership of Australia’s best companies, taking advantage of the world financial crisis, with the advantage of the strong Yen, to snap up Australia’s National Foods (Pura Milk, Berri juices, King Island Cheese, etc,) and Dairy Farmers. Kirin, the Japanese takeover company also has a 46% shareholding of Lion Nathan (Tooheys, XXXX, and West End beers).

Meanwhile Japan’s Asahi Beverages has grabbed ownership of Schweppes Australia (Pepsi (licence), Cottees, Solo, Gatorade, and Spring Valley). Japanese Suntory has taken over Frucor (Just Juice, Fresh Up, Baby foods, V drink, Mizone, and Pepsi (licence)).

What is significant about the Japanese investment is that it is being stepped up a notch, at a time when Japan and China, in 2008, have signed a Consular Agreement to co-operate together in economic, trade, social and political spheres.

Jesus prophesied these days that we are currently beginning to experience in Australia and New Zealand as “the times of the Gentiles”:

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)

If you haven’t noticed already, our modern day Israelite-Anglo-Saxon nations of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and USA are going into rapid decline and mounting insurmountable national debt.

Meantime, the Gentile nations spoken of in the Bible are beginning to emerge, and are burgeoning into power.

A change of the World Order is occurring before our eyes. Our modern Israelite nations are being rapidly overtaken by the modern Gentile nations of the world.

Why is this happening to our nation of Australia?

Where can you turn for the good news of how Australians can avoid the tragedy ahead?

In a nutshell …here is the reason why Australia is entering the prophesied time of “Jacob’s trouble”:

“Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.

The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand;

A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young:

And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you be destroyed: which also shall not leave you either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of your kine, or flocks of your sheep, until he has destroyed you.” (Deuteronomy 28:47-51)

Down-under Australia (‘Sinim’ Isaiah 49:12) will rise-above the ‘Great Tribulation’ that it will experience, but not before our people repent of their sins, which is “the transgression of God’s law” (1 John 3:4).

So, why will a Chinese-Japanese national consortium takeover Australia?  Why are we receiving wave after wave of troubles in Australia?  Why hasn’t God intervened in the dual horrific bushfires and floods disasters, debilitating our Nation at the same time?

“Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:11)

It is time for our nation to heed God and to repent of our sins, nationally and personally.

To understand more of what the Bible prophesies for Australia’s future, ask for these FREE booklets: The USA and Britain in Prophecy and Are we living in the Time of the End

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

PS:  You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request  on the Church webpage  …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to:  Bible Study Course AND The USA and Britain in Prophecy and Are we living in the Time of the End

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Invasion of Australia Begins!

24/03/2009

by Ken E Murray

Wake up Australia!  We are being invaded!

The battle for Australians to keep ownership of Australia has begun.

Sadly, most Australians are oblivious to what is happening and are more concerned about the recent erratic form of the Australian cricket team than the silent invasion now taking place.

China has taken a leaf out of Greek military annals and has delivered a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Australia. It has opened the hatch and has begun its takeover …not by means of the bullet …not even by a phone call …but by simply waving its Yuan (wand).

“Australians have long accepted that many of our big, familiar companies are owned, or at least controlled, by firms based in London or in New York. Now we need to get used to the idea that a growing number will be run from Beijing. China’s new great leap is happening right now. Here, in Australia.” (China Digs In, The Australian 19/2/2009)

For many years now, the Church of God has been warning about a future alliance of China and Japan, that will eventually move in on Australia, while the other modern Israelite-Anglo-Saxon nations of Britain, Canada and the USA are overtaken by the upcoming European “Beast” Power bloc of nations.

Speaking about the future rise of the Russian-Chinese-Japanese “Gog and Magog” end-time colossus prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39, the February 1963, Plain Truth magazine of the Church, stated: “There is an utter inevitability of the ultimate tie-up between Japan and Red China! The big question is how long China will remain “Red” and survive without a tie up with Japanese capitalism” (Plain Truth, February 1963, p.29)

At the time that article was written Japan and China, were at loggerheads with each other …as they have been for countless centuries,

Not so today!  Last year in 2008 China and Japan signed a Consular Agreement to combine more closely on matters of trade, social, and political interchange. They have even agreed to drop their age old differences and mutually drill and share in the vast natural gas reserves, in the East China Sea.

“Japan and China agreed to jointly develop a disputed natural gas field and cooperate in exploration in the East China Sea, ending a four-year argument between Asia’s biggest energy consumers over who owns the reserves.” (Bloomberg 18 June 2008)

Now the Chinese are taking advantage of the Global Financial Crisis to snap up ownership of the best of Australia’s mining companies and mines.

Last year with the help of Japanese business people, China, via its sovereign company Sinosteel bought the Australian mid-sized iron ore company in Western Australia, Midwest Corp.

Now Chinese Government owned, Minmetals, has made an offer to buy out the second biggest zinc miner in the world …none other than Australia’s Oz Minerals. The Australian Government and Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) are in a sweaty hands quandry, and have announced a 90 day stalling of time to make their decision to allow or not allow the Chinese to own our richest zinc, silver, and copper mines.

Today, Huan Valin Corp is in further negotiations to gain a larger stake, if not to takeover one of Australia’s largest iron ore companies Fortescue Metals Group, which also has its own railway line and port facilities in Western Australia.

Very recently Chinese sovereign-owned company Chinalco moved on one of the biggest miners in the world, Rio Tinto, which is in dire need of fresh $capital injection. It is likely to own an 18% slice of Rio Tinto and have 2 Chinese representatives on the Rio Tinto Board of management.

Can you imagine the Board of Rio Tinto meeting to discuss their commodities pricing policy for China …with 2 Chinese politburo Government Board members listening in and influencing their pricing policy?

Here’s a few other recent purchases in Australia, the Chinese have achieved:

China Petrochemical Corporation which is China’s biggest energy distributor secured 60% and control of the Puffin oil field in the Timor Sea from the struggling AED Oil in 2008. The deal values the assets at $1 billion.

Shanghai Baosteel Group owns 46% of the Rio Tinto-operated Eastern Range iron ore mine in Pilbara which produces 6.5 million tonnes a year worth more than $500 million a year. Chinese investment now worth more than $1 billion.

Shougang Corp spent $400 million buying 20% of WA iron ore company Mt Gibson Iron in early 2008.  This Chinese steel group also spent $56 million in March 2007 buying 13% or iron ore developer Australian Resources and agreed to fund $US2.1 billion development of the Balmoral South project and associated port project in WA

5 Chinese companies in a Consortium were given Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval in January 2008 to develop the $3 billion Oakajee port and rail project in Western Australia.

Anshan Iron & Steel paid $39 million in September 2007 for 13% of iron ore miner Gindalbie and signed $1.8 billion joint venture deal.

China Metallurgical Group paid $400 million for the Cape Lambert Iron ore project in WA in 2008.

Resource Development International headed by Gold Coast-based Clive Palmer who still claims to be worth more than $5 billion was hoping to raise more than $1 billion from Chinese investors through a float of this iron ore venture that is still to get off the ground.

Zhongjin, China’s third largest zinc producer paid $45 million to take control of Broken Hill-based Perilya in early 2009.

Can we begin to grasp the seriousness of the consequences to Australia if Chinese and Japanese interests gain further footholds on our nation?

Once these nations gain ownership of Australia’s choicest mines, they will likely manoeuvre to invoke the 457 skilled workers visa …and import their own Chinese workers on much lower contract rates of pay to work the mines.

The Australian Government has recently frittered away much of its reserves and is now busy about raising loans totalling $42 billion via bonds, which it will no doubt be expecting the Chinese government to buy.

Can we begin to see that the Australian government has unwittingly placed itself between a rock and a hard place.

With one hand raised in a stop position the Government wants to try to restrain the Chinese takeover of our richest and best resources …and with the other hand it is going to have to hold it out to the Chinese Government to beg them for money to please buy Australian Government bonds …to make up the $42 billion in loans it now desperately needs.

The Bible has much to say about why we are getting ourselves into a mess.

Can I suggest a good starting point to understand what is going on and why …would be to read our FREE booklet The USA and Britain in Prophecy and The Book of Revelation Unveiled

Meantime …keep pumpin’!

Ken E Murray

PS:  You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request  on the Church webpage  …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to:  Bible Study Course AND The USA and Britain in Prophecy AND The Book of Revelation Unveiled

PPS: “Why not have Your say?”  Feel free to click onto these next 4 words and drop me an email.