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    The Mark of the Beast has been implemented in the United States


    Revelation 13:16-17
    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.




    America is Choking: Operation Chokepoint
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    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens and private enterprises from unreasonable searches and seizures by requiring a search warrant that is approved by a judge, based on probable cause, and limited to very specific parameters. The Fifth Amendment is supposed to guarantee them due process if they are charged with a crime, but Operation Choke Point violates both of these protections. First, it requires banks to collect all kinds of information on their customers without any probable cause of a crime, and secondly it incentivizes banks to close their customers accounts based on spurious claims of “reputational risk” without any form of due process.

    The design of Choke Point is as genius as it is sinister. It forces companies that the government dislikes to close without ever being accused of any crime, without a trial, and without even a direct link back to the government. In fact, most business owners who are victims didn’t even know about it until their bank notified them their accounts were being closed because the bank didn’t want their patronage anymore.

    When the companies asked why their accounts were being closed their banks told them they were all of a sudden “too high risk” even if they had been customers for decades.
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    One of the first banks to receive a subpoena from the DOJ was Four Oaks Bank in North Carolina. It was targeted because it serviced a lot of TPPPs. The bank was told that it should stop doing business with the TPPP’s because they carried “reputational risk.”
    ...

    Reputational risk is the risk that your reputation will be impugned by your own actions, or by association with someone of questionable character. Reputational risk is something that all companies worry about and remain ever watchful for, because one mistake can lead to the loss of customers, bankruptcy, and disgrace.

    But now companies have something new to worry about. If the government doesn’t think you’re worrying enough about your image and reputation, then they’ll fine you or drag you into court. And if the government fines you or drags you into court it will damage your reputation. So you’re dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t.
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    Here is a list of businesses targeted by Operation Choke Point:
    • Ammunition Sales
    • Cable Box De-scramblers
    • Coin Dealers
    • Credit Card Schemes
    • Credit Repair Services
    • Dating Services
    • Debt Consolidation Scams
    • Drug Paraphernalia
    • Escort Services
    • Firearms Sales
    • Fireworks Sales
    • Get Rich Products
    • Government Grants
    • Home-Based Charities
    • Life-Time Guarantees
    • Life-Time Memberships
    • Lottery Sales
    • Mailing Lists/Personal Info
    • Money Transfer Networks
    • On-line Gambling
    • Payday Loans
    • Pharmaceutical Sales
    • Ponzi Schemes
    • Pornography
    • Pyramid-Type Sales
    • Racist Materials
    • Surveillance Equipment
    • Telemarketing
    • Tobacco Sales
    • Travel Clubs

    ...
    most of this list is made up of legitimate and legal businesses that provide valuable products or services to their customers. It is not the government’s job to pick winners and losers or take away people’s private choices about how they spend their currency.

    It’s clear that Operation Choke Point is meant to intimidate and economically destroy the administration’s political enemies, and create fear among those who oppose the President’s agenda. Because the targets of Operation Choke Point are generally small firms, the government knows that they don’t have the resources to mount any kind of meaningful defense against it. The Federal government on the other hand, despite being $18 trillion dollars in debt, has limitless resources to conduct its assault.

    Operation Choke Point is seen by many as an underhanded way of closing legitimate, legal industries by cutting off their access to the banking system and capital.
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    Operation Choke Point is used to prevent businesses and people from buying and selling.
    Is this the "Mark of the Beast" that Revelation warns us about?

    This thread is for discussing religious implication of Operation Choke Point.
    For the political discussion see: http://theologyonline.com/showthread...gal-businesses
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    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...kepoint-241767

    Looks like that program is over. The mark of the beast will have to be in the "right hand or the forehead" and will an individual obligatory mark of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binyamin7 View Post
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...kepoint-241767

    Looks like that program is over. The mark of the beast will have to be in the "right hand or the forehead" and will an individual obligatory mark of some sort.
    It is not over.


    As users leave Patreon due to censorship based on political bias, the rabbit hole goes deeper

    In a video released on January 1st, 2019, Dr. Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin announced that they would both be walking away from Patreon, following the lead of Sam Harris and other high profile creators who have lost faith in the crowdfunding platform.

    As we first reported on December 12th, Patreon began to lose the trust of its users when it deplatformed popular YouTuber Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) in a completely arbitrary decision that had nothing to do with its own terms of service.
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    Many in the Patreon community viewed this as an act of censorship based entirely on political bias. The deplatforming had a cascading effect, with creators and users walking away from the platform. Many smaller creators had their income wiped out entirely. The entire debacle made for a bleak Christmas for the anti-censorship corner of the internet.
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    Here are the reasons why the problem is so complex.

    PayPal and Stripe can apparently just shut off payments to people, organizations, and businesses that they don't like. That's scary enough. But consider this: PayPal and Stripe represent just one layer of the problem. They are both payment processors. There is a layer underneath that: the banking system.

    Banks can arbitrarily unperson you

    Most people don't realize that banks can and have acted in similar ways to Patreon. In 2014, JP Morgan Chase arbitrarily shut down the bank accounts of hundreds of porn stars. Why?

    Because they were porn stars. That's it.

    Then there was this thing called Operation Choke Point. It was a 2014 effort of the US Justice Department to target "unsavoury" businesses by cutting off their access to banks and credit cards without due process. It was completely politically motivated and the scope of the witch hunt is just being revealed now.

    According to the Washington Examiner, "some of these businesses included gun stores, ammunition shops, fireworks stores, small dollar lenders, and home-based charities." Many businesses and lives were ruined. Payday lenders are currently suing federal banking regulators to recoup their losses.

    Operation Choke Point serves as a frightening example of what can happen when regulatory agencies have too much power.

    Julian Assange was famously cut off from the banking system in 2010 as payback for his whistleblowing activities. Bank of America stated at the time "Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for WikiLeaks."

    Conservative author Robert Spencer was booted from Patreon last year at the behest of Mastercard. Independent journalist Nick Monroe recently went down the rabbit hole of evidence that Mastercard is engaging in censorship.

    All that really seems to matter is power and control. If they don't like what you are doing, they will find a way to get you.
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    Whatever happens, this much is clear: It turns out that in 2019, the most dangerous regulatory agencies are the big tech and media companies themselves.

    Their primary target? Ideas.

    Learn to read what is written.

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    It still cannot fit the description of the mark of the beast. It is however corrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binyamin7 View Post
    It still cannot fit the description of the mark of the beast. It is however corrupt.
    The people in the examples provided are prevented from buying and selling because they oppose political correct ideologies.
    It is the practical implementation of the restrictions that will be imposed upon people that refuse to accept the mark of the beast.
    Learn to read what is written.

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    Sure it is a foreshadowing of events. People will be restricted from basic necessities with the beast system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binyamin7 View Post
    Sure it is a foreshadowing of events. People will be restricted from basic necessities with the beast system.

    Revelation 13:16-17
    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


    Many people completely ignore the "or sell" part of the prophecy.
    This is not a restriction from basic necessities, this is a restriction from doing business.
    Learn to read what is written.

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    Caused "ALL TO RECEIVE"- an obligatory mark for everyone who wants to partake in the economy, buying and selling. It is not a mark for a few select vendors to make their businesses more difficult.

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