Friday, January 30, 2015

Endocrination- Documentary

Just about an hour- Easy viewing- Be sure to share this and the previous post: The Low Dose Makes the Poison- EDC's & the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Help me get the info out to a wider audience concerning the horrendous abuses being visited upon all of humanity by the petrochemical industry through them many EDC's

Canada's so called anti-terror bill? Je Suis Canada

Where are the giant pencils?  After all the nonsense spewed over the incident in Paris? 
Je Suis Canada?

“Such a move, however, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Canada and would not necessarily contribute to effectively fighting domestic extremism, according to legal experts.

The new bill, which could also include provisions for expanded police powers, was promised by the federal government

Kent Roach, a professor at the University of Toronto who specializes in constitutional and terrorism law.

“The government has the burden before they introduce new laws to demonstrate why it’s not possible to prosecute these kinds of offences under existing Canadian law,” he says.

“There’s a real danger when we make laws in reaction to events with the assumption that those laws will help prevent tragedies from happening again.”
And Canada already has plenty of laws to address real terrorism issues- 

CBC spinning in a really manipulative fashion- highlighted below
Similarly, stifling speech plays into the narrative promoted by many extremist groups  that Western societies are hypocritical to espouse free speech values while repressing contradictory views. (Notice how the CBC framed that ? Extremist groups? That's to manipulate you, the reader, into going along with this because only extremist groups would oppose this. )In essence, says Forcese, these kinds of laws can make "martyrs of ideas" and speech that lie within the definition of protected speech.

It’s not extremists that promote that narrative of so called free governments stifling the natural law rights of humans.. It is people who endorse free speech and free discourse amongst free men that make clear that stifling speech is state sponsored terrorism. 

PM Harper
“Canada and its allies will not be intimidated and will continue to stand firmly together against terrorists who would threaten the peace, freedom and democracy our countries so dearly value. Canadians stand with France on this dark day.”
It isn't terrorists threatening our freedom or our so called democracy- It is legislation promoted by the state that is a threat to us all!

CBC News reported earlier this month that the new anti-terror legislation will likely include provisions to allow increased information-sharing between federal agencies, currently limited by privacy laws.
Yes, it is the Canadian government- not terrorists- that are threatening our peace, our freedom and our privacy. It is the Canadian government, acting as a terror state, acting as a tyranny,  endeavouring to deny the people there basic freedoms  Our human right to live our lives in privacy and to speak freely amongst ourselves.  The government, that works for us, is proposing legislation which will further erode our collective human freedoms. We have every right as humans to be free from spying, free from government intrusion, free from government interference. Free to speak amongst ourselves. Free from state tyranny.  So, what are you going to do about this?

If you are so inclined you can sign this- STOP SPYING ON US
Call your MP. Talk to your neighbours, your family, your friends and get them to take action.

Additional state sponsored tyrannical moves made by the so called freedom lovin' government of Canada can be read about here Ottawa prepares to strengthen preventative policing powers

Preventative policing- in other words no actual crime necessary

The Canadian government is expected to lower the threshold for preventative arrests and restrict the movements of alleged radicals as part of legislation to fight terrorism.
Ottawa is also looking to revise the Passenger Protect system to make it easier to keep individuals from boarding planes.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently promised a bill soon that will address shortcomings in the tools that security agencies and law enforcement have to thwart terror attacks.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Low Dose Makes the Poison- EDC's & the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

This is from 2009. Yes, 2009. Six years back.

First a 7 minute interview!- Air Date: Week of September 4, 2009

stream/download this segment as an MP3 file

 Modern toxicology doesn't typically test chemicals for what they do at low doses. But, sometimes, small amounts of substances can be harmful to human health, especially when it comes to the hormone-mimicking chemicals known as endocrine disruptors.
Transcript: I will highlight some interesting bits!

CURWOOD: It’s Living on Earth. I’m Steve Curwood.
YOUNG: And I’m Jeff Young.
When toxicologists test a chemical’s safety they typically use high doses to find health problems. But that approach has missed the potential dangers of some substances that can be hazardous in tiny amounts. They’re known as endocrine disruptors because they mimic or block hormones. Some, like bisphenol A, and phthalates, are common ingredients in plastics and other consumer items.
Recently, ( keep in mind, please this interview is nearly 6 years old)the Government’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences published a paper challenging regulators to change chemical safety tests to reflect this emerging scientific understanding about low doses. Dr. J. Peterson Myers is the lead author.

MYERS: Our regulatory safety net, the FDA or the EPA, the all depend upon a core assumption – that when they test at high doses those tests will reveal what’s happening at low doses. The problem is that when you’re dealing with contaminants that behave like hormones, it doesn’t work that way.

Pete Myers (Courtesy of Environment Health Sciences)
They do one thing at high doses and potentially something completely different at low doses. So if you are dependent upon high dose testing which is the way our system works, you will never see the low dose effects. And what that means is all of the high dose testing that we’ve done for decades have been blind to this type of effect.
YOUNG: Why is it that these chemicals can start to show problems at low doses instead of at high doses?

MYERS: What hormones and these contaminants do is at very low doses they turn on and off genes. Genes are being turned on and off trillions of times a second throughout your lifetime. And the orchestration of that is absolutely vital to life. If the genes get turned on or off at the wrong time, that’s gonna lead to a problem. You’re gonna lack a protein that might be important for example in suppressing a tumor or in controlling the growth of your heart. And the body’s control system for these genes is designed to function at really, really low levels. The low dose is the poison!
This is precisely the issue that was pointed out to readers here, in the post from last week which included an excellent video,  relinked below, these minute doses are altering our genetics. This has been known for years and years.- Petro/Chemical Lobby win- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity to worsen
After watching this video you will realize that it is exactly these small amounts, combined all together that are the problem. These miniscule amounts are altering our DNA and making us ill.
Back to the interview from 09:
YOUNG: How low are we talking about?
MYERS: We’re talking parts per trillion to parts per billion to low parts per million.

YOUNG: And this is not even in the area where the safety system is designed to look.
MYERS: The safety system is not designed to look there. It starts at parts per thousand and rarely gets to low parts per million and never gets to parts per billion.
YOUNG: So we’ve all heard the phrase “the dose is the poison.” And that really is the assumption that a lot of toxicology is working on.
MYERS: It’s an assumption that’s been around since the 16th century. It was based upon work by a guy named Paracelsus in Switzerland. And the way the tests work today is we think that by testing at high doses we’re gonna see everything. So that once we get to a dose that’s intermediate and we don’t see anything, we’re golden.
But the science is telling us that at really low doses as contaminants mimic hormones. They can have effects that are totally unpredictable by what happens at high doses. And now we’re watching as toxicology is overturned by new science from endocrinology. Endocrinology is the study of hormones and its only because endocrinologists brought their skills and knowledge into this field and began asking these new questions that we began seeing the results like this beginning about a dozen years ago.
Considering this interview is from 09- Myers is informing us all that this endocrine affect has been known since the late '90's
YOUNG: So it’s emerging science, but it’s not brand spanking new. Why haven’t we been looking for this sort of response when we’re trying to determine whether or not a substance is safe?
MYERS: I should emphasize that it’s not even close to brand spanking new. It’s solid in endocrinology. This is something that physicians have to structure their drug deliveries around. They know that at low doses you can cause effects that don’t happen at high doses. In fact, you can cause the opposite effect.
And the best example of that is a compound called Tamoxifen that’s used by physicians to cure breast cancer. It works at high doses to suppress the growth of the breast cancer tumor. That’s exactly what you want it to do. But at a level about a million fold beneath that toxic dose, it turns on genes that are responsive to estrogens and causes to breast tumor to grow. And if you only to the classic experiments of high doses until you don’t find and effect, you miss this.
So, let's talk about that highlighted bit above? This is NOT new science. This is in point of fact, old known science. This is the science that big pharma would/should be engaging in, and likely covering up, when testing and recommending dosages etc- Their science would revolve around the endocrine systems ability to deliver drugs to a patient.
YOUNG: And are we beginning to see that that’s happening, that the findings from endocrinology are indeed being put to work in our safety system?
MYERS: Well, not yet. There’s a battle underway today over bispenol A. The low dose experiments say it’s risky and we shouldn’t be using it with food products. But to date the agency reviews of bisphenol A have basically depended upon traditional high dose experiments by contract laboratories, and have not been willing to pay attention to the low dose studies published by academic scientists doing this new research.
Another endocrine disrupting compound that has been shown to have these different effects at low doses than at high doses are some of the phthalates, a common plasticizer added to plastic to make it pliable and soft. This fascinating work showing that at really low doses phthalates alter our responsiveness to allergens. They make us hyper allergic. So the standard tests that are used to assess toxicity don’t even begin to tell you about this effect of phthalates.
Phalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics pliable. (Courtesy of Breast Cancer Fund)
Interestingly, we know that people today are experiencing increasing frequency of allergic diseases like asthma and like allergies. And now we’re seeing that one possible mechanism of it could be our exposures to phthalates.

YOUNG: So maybe that gives us some insight into why the bisphenol A issue is so hard fought. It’s about more than just BPA.
MYERS: It is about more than just BPA. BPA itself is a big deal. You do the calculation and it’s worth about $800,000 an hour. You can buy a lot of lawyers to defend your product with $800,000 an hour in revenue. But BPA is the poster child of this low dose debate. And if BPA is regulated based on low dose effects, it explicitly acknowledges that the regulatory system has been blind to these types of effects. And BPA is not the only one that’s gonna have to be re-examined.
Ok? BPA and BPS- That was covered here at the blog- BPA has been removed in a few countries, in a limited manner- The move was a bait and switch. The consumer was informed they were having a toxin removed- Petrochemical BPA- Only to  have it replaced with equally toxic petrochemical BPS

Fetal Brain Damage via Bisphenol S- The “safe” Alternative

Back to the interview!

YOUNG: Now EPA has been taking some steps in this direction. Give me an assessment of what the environmental protection agency’s been doing in terms of these endocrine disrupting chemicals?
MYERS: Very little. There’s a program that’s been underway mandated by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 that instructed the EPA to develop testing and screening criteria for endocrine disrupting compounds. And just this past year, it identified candidates to measure. Congress actually expected them to be measuring these things within a few years and here we are 13 years after the passage of that act and EPA has just identified what candidates they should look at. And it’s a small incomplete list.
So, in 2009, at the time of the interview the EPA had been dragging it's collective feet for 13 years already- taking us back to the late '90's- How are you all liking your years and years of petrochemical poisoning? ( I'm not and have made changes in my life to address these toxins as much as I possibly can) The signs, as I have said repeatedly, are all around us- Cancer. Diabetes. Asthma. Deformed babies. Gender bending people. Plummeting birth rates. Breast Cancer increases. Prostrate Cancer increasing- and on and on.
YOUNG: That's Dr. Pete Myers, CEO and chief scientist of the non-profit Environmental Health Sciences – that paper on endocrine disrupting chemicals is at our website,

You should read/save/pass along this report ! Click here to read Pete Myers’ paper on the importance of low-dose testing.

For more on Pete Myers and Environmental Health Sciences, click here. 

 Do you expect there will be a big mind control psyop concert for this legitimate environmental- life destroying crisis? I don't expect so.  Nor do I wonder, why.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hezbollah retaliates for Israeli first strike- Missile hits IDF convoy

Israel has launched a ground invasion into Lebanon
A UN peacekeeper was also killed in southern Lebanon, in an incident likely related to the border flare-up.
A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.
Israel reported unspecified casualties from the attack, and its military said it responded with aerial and ground attacks into Lebanon, including at least 50 artillery shells according to Lebanese officials. A Spanish peacekeeper was killed in southern Lebanon, in what the United Nations said was an incident likely related to the border flare-up.
Lieut. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said there were Israeli casualties in the attack, but did not elaborate. The military said it was responding with aerial and ground strikes on Hezbollah positions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond “forcefully.”
In a statement, Hezbollah said its fighters destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles that were carrying Israeli officers and soldiers and caused casualties among “enemy ranks.”

The Israeli military said an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border on Wednesday, and said residents of the area had been ordered to remain in their homes.
An hour later, mortars were fired at several Israeli military locations on Mount Dov and Mount Hermon, the Israeli military said
 Can't forget the Israeli strikes on Syria!

More on Israel's twin hits on Syria- IAF and Shelling


 UPDATE # 1:
Seven IDF  soldiers lightly to moderately injured -2 IDF soldiers dead
Lebanon's foreign ministry denounced the Israeli shelling and airstrikes on Hezbollah targets in Lebanese territory on Wednesday, which followed an attack on Israeli soldiers, which left at least seven injured and two dead. 
Liberman calls for disproportionate response
 UPDATE # 2:
 Or were 15 IDF soldiers killed?  IDF Vehicle Comes Under Fire on Lebanon Border, 15 Israeli Soldiers Killed

  Israeli artillery fire killed the UN peacekeeper (I suspected as much when reading the early reporting) 
 BEIRUT // A United Nations peacekeeper was killed in southern Lebanon on Wednesday by Israeli artillery shells.

Before the  (Hezbollah) attack, Israel had deployed tanks and drones along the frontier at several points
 So, here is my question:  Did Israel strike the area the UN peacekeeper was stationed in,  to kick this whole thing off ? What is the timeline? 

UPDATE # 4: Spain blames Israel for death of peacekeeper 

Spain's ambassador to the United Nations is blaming Israel for the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper during the Israeli military's exchange of fire with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in a disputed border area.
"It was because of this escalation of violence, and it came from the Israeli side," Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told reporters.
 The U.N. peacekeeper has been identified as Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, 36, and U.N. officials have said only that the cause of his death is under investigation.
The Security Council condemned the peacekeeper's death in the strongest terms and offered its deepest sympathies.

Again, I ask did Israel strike the area the UN peacekeeper was stationed in, to provoke a response from Hezbollah?  The Spanish Ambassador said-" this escalation of violence came from the Israeli side"

Brief but extremely relevant digression!

For the Canadians and other interested readers: Israel has targeted many a UN peacekeeper, through the years, including those stationed in Lebanon- Including a Canadian! Which was hushed up dam quick by the Canadian government! 2006- Stephen(loves Israel more then Canada) Harper
Hess-von Kruedener, from Kingston, Ont.,was one of the observers killed in a bomb shelter under a building marked as a UN post. 
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has suggested the post was deliberately targeted.
Killed in a bomb shelter under a building marked, clearly as a UN post
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he doesn't believe Israel deliberately attacked a United Nations post in southern Lebanon in a bombing that killed four UN observers, including a Canadian.
"I certainly doubt that to be the case," Harper said on Wednesday
However... this man's wife/widow, made it very clear that Israel was attacking the UN post and this was corroborated by reports at the time-

 Cynthia Hess-Von Krudener, widow of the dead Canadian peacekeeper asserts that Israel intended to destroy the bunker. She says that in the days prior to his death, her husband emailed her with concerns about Israeli bombing of Lebanese schools and hospitals. One of his emails speaks about Israel waging “a campaign of terror against the Lebanese people.” Ms. Hess-Von Krudener believes that Israel destroyed the UN post to silence the reports of the peacekeepers: Obviously they [the Israelis] were unhappy with what they [the peacekeepers] were observing. Maybe that post was in the way as well. I know my husband was reporting war crimes. And I guess [the Israelis] don’t want to deal with that.”
"In a briefing note to the UN, Jane Lute,assistant secretary general for peacekeeping operations, said the IDF had been repeatedly firing too close to the patrol base on Tuesday."
Ireland's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that a senior Irish soldier working in south Lebanon warned the Israelis six times that they were putting the lives of UN observers in danger with their air strikes.
"On six separate occasions, he was in contact with the Israelis to warn them that their bombardment was endangering the lives of UN staff in south Lebanon," said aspokesperson forIreland's Department of Foreign Affairs
"He warned, 'You have to address this problem or lives may be lost.'"
 Lives were lost. At the hands of the IDF and Canada's so called Prime Minister excused the loss of a Canadian life. This is why I ask repeatedly if Israel struck the peacekeeper as a provocation? This is Israel's modus operundi.

More on Israel's twin hits on Syria- IAF and Shelling

Israeli war planes striking Syria- Presently!- Right now! Second strike in 24 hours 

The overall focus of the warmongering media is 'retaliation by Israel'- This is a  non credible meme. It can not, should not,  be believed- Period. The attack launched by Israel yesterday against Syria was planned and executed by Israel- not retaliatory. (Read yesterday's post- linked above for the explanation of the fact!)

McClatchy News

  • Israeli aircraft struck Syrian government artillery positions early Wednesday as tensions mounted along the Israeli-held Golan Heights a week and a half after an Israeli airstrike killed an Iranian general and six members of the militant group Hezbollah.

Abundant Israeli aggression in a short period of time

Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the early morning airstrikes were in response to the firing from Syria of at least two rockets that struck the Golan Heights on Tuesday. The rockets landed in open areas and caused no damage, but Israeli forces have been on high alert for retaliation since the deaths of the Iranian and Hezbollah members.
“The IDF holds the Syrian government accountable for all attacks emanating from its territory and will operate by any means necessary to defend Israeli civilians,” Lerner said. “Such blatant breaches of Israeli sovereignty will not be tolerated.”
Israel is fully aware the rocket firings, if true at all, have ZERO to do with the Syrian state or governemnt- If the rocket firings took place, and that is a big IF, they originated with Israel's islamists. The ones Israel has been supporting for years now

The airstrikes were the second Israeli response to the rockets. (No response- planned attacks) Lerner had said earlier that the army had reacted to the rockets “with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack” and had ordered the evacuation of Israel’s Mount Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights. Israeli media said a Syrian position was shelled.

Lerner said that in contrast to previous incidents, in which errant fire from Syria’s civil war has hit the Golan, the rockets launched Tuesday appeared to have been fired deliberately.
Israel has taken every opportunity to strike Syria whether from "errant" or "appearing" deliberate.

“I don’t think it will end with that, and it’s likely there will be a more aggressive response while trying to avoid a full-scale war,” said Omer Einav, a researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
I suspected as much myself- Israel will likely become more aggressive still
Israel has reinforced troops along the frontiers with Lebanon and Syria and stationed an Iron Dome missile defense battery in the area.
Israel reinforced troops and moved Iron dome to Syrian and Lebanese frontiers better then a week prior to their most recent attack on Syria- I mentioned that in yesterday's post. You can also find the original coverage of Israel's prepping for war, again, in this post from January 20/2015- Israel Prepping for more strikes on Syria? "Israel steps up security for possible Syria airstrike"

Love this because it is sooooo true!!

Assad: Israel is Al-Qaeda's Air Force in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
“It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine.
“That’s why some in Syria joke, how can you say that Al-Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” he added.

Israel is Al-Qaeda's airforce- Love it!!!

Check out the ever updating post regarding Israel/Lebanon

Hezbollah retaliates for Israeli first strike- Missile hits IDF convoy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Israeli war planes striking Syria- Presently!- Right now! Second strike in 24 hours

Here is the latest: IDF strikes targets in Syria after 2nd red alert in a day 

Right now, present time, it is being reported that IDF warplanes are targeting Syria

"Israeli Air Force warplanes attacked Syrian military targets shortly after midnight on Wednesday (Israeli/Syria time)
 Residents in the northern Golan Heights reported hearing air raid sirens at 12:33 am. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced the IAF strikes moments later.
 Arab media outlets reported that artillery positions of the Syrian military's 90th brigade were attacked"

IDF tanks in the Golan Heights earlier in the day
This is the second time in 24 hours that Israel has attacked Syria!
Earlier today Israel shelled Syrian military positions, allegedly, in response to 'rocket fire'
"Israeli forces Tuesday shelled Syrian positions in the southern province of Qunaitera near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group reported"

The rocket fire claim is bogus. What proof is there that any rocket fire, if it happened at all, originated with Syrian military or had a single thing to do with the legitimate, elected, government of Syria! As my hubby suggests "If a Syrian farted in the wind, Israel would claim it as a chemical attack"! Israel's claim of rocket fire originating with Syria, is so ridiculous, it cannot be taken seriously. Israel was looking for any justification, anything they could spin, anything at all, to attack Syria. An attack Israel has been wanting, has prepped for, has planned for, has desired, for as long as I have been blogging on the Syrian situation.

FLASHBACK!: To my post from January 20/2015- Just one week ago!

Israel Prepping for more strikes on Syria? "Israel steps up security for possible Syria airstrike"

Quoting from that previous post.......
 This reads to me as if Israel is going to up their airstrikes in support of their Islamist terrorist/fighters aka NATO's mercs
 I actually don't see this as prepping for 'retaliation' for Israel's most recent strike on Syria, or any of the previous strikes. The moves to me are way more suggestive that Israel is about to make one or more strikes on Syria, Lebanon or on both nations simultaneously
Israel is undertaking the attacks, it has planned for, while the world is distracted by the Auschwitz memorial- Not a coincidence.

Private Central Banks Working Together to assist US Federal Reserve

 Gazing into my crystal ball................

As you read this article below it should be quite clear that the ECB stimulus, Canada’s Central Bank rate cut and the Swiss decoupling from the Euro were ALL moves undertaken to enable the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates down and the US dollar high! 

Swiss shocker!? Swiss National Bank moves to Ditch Euro Cap- Sending Shockwaves?
Swiss Business Leaders & Politicos at White House PROMISING US Job Creation??!

In plain words, through the cooperative/conniving acts of global central banksters, working together, the US will not have to raise interest rates. And the stock market should get a nice boost too!

* The ECB massively increased stimulus, pushing the EURO down against the US dollar
+ The Swiss decoupling increased the US dollar
+ Canada’s interest rate cut, caused the Canadian dollar to decrease against the US dollar
+ Standard and Poors downgrades Ruble to junk (ht Anthony for reminding me of that!)
= The Fed will not raise interest rates, because there is simply no need to do so, thanks to the Swiss, Canadian & Europeans central banks working together along with the S&P Credit Ratings- Ruble downgrade

Of course, I could be mistaken, but as of today, right now, based on the info at hand. Global collusion to prop up the US dollar is exactly as I see it!

Highlighting the interesting bits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street next week as investors get to hear from the U.S. central bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers, including the European Central Bank's massive stimulus plan.

Thursday's larger-than-expected stimulus package from the ECB lifted U.S. stocks, helping indexes post gains for the week after three straight weeks of losses.

But the increased stimulus measures from the ECB and elsewhere globally, including the Bank of Canada, may make it tougher for the Fed to move ahead with its own plan to start raising interest rates by mid-year, lest U.S. economic policy move out of sync with the rest of the world.

"Global central policy is not one of their mandates, but I think they have to acknowledge it, because this is not just global economic headwinds, this is actually the moves of other central banks. They've got to take that into account," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer for Well Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco.
Should the United States raise rates when other major developed economies are being more expansive, that could boost the dollar, putting further pressure on commodity prices - which because they are denominated in dollars become more expensive for non-U.S. investors - and adding to the threat of deflation.
The only way the US will raise is if they are attempting to increase commodity prices, which I just don't see at this time- So I am still sticking with my prognostication- no interest rate increase in the US.
The Fed is expected to reiterate that those global risks have not yet put the U.S. recovery or the Fed's rate plans off track when it issues its policy statement at the close of its two-day meeting on Wednesday.
The timing of the Fed's eventual rate move has been a top concern for investors. Stocks rallied when the Fed said after its December meeting that it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates and gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy.

The sharp decline in oil prices that began last June and worries about deflation could keep the Fed on hold for longer, analysts said.

"It bodes well for the Fed to be patient," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York. "There's no inflation here; the problem is deflation. If oil prices were to go lower, that could create more of a problem."

From the last 24 hours-