Cracking the Glacier

As the exultation from the 2012 election recedes, there can be no doubt that its results have significantly shifted the political landscape. What were once bands of roaming partisan thugs bent on the wanton destruction of anything associated with Democrats and, in particular, President Obama, now seem more like curmudgeonly old men yelling, “Get off of my lawn.” They engender more eye-rolling than rage in these post-election days.

It should be noted that some in the GOP are actually attempting to sound sane and reasonable as they scramble to remain relevant amidst the wreckage of defeat. The nonsense still spewed by many of their compatriots, however, continues to contaminate the brand.

Into this mix, the negotiations for avoiding the fiscal cliff are proceeding. While there is the beginning of hope when some Republicans agree to put tax increases on the table, the demands to slice and dice Obamacare and the faux outrage over Democratic “abuse of power” in contemplating the return of the filibuster to its intended purpose, among many other examples, remind us who we are dealing with.

The good news is that some of the ice may indeed be cracking, as indicated in the 112th Congress chart. The natal Sun (15Capricorn00) square to natal Saturn (16Libra51), indicative of enormous intransigence and frustration during this two-year session, culminated when the progressed Sun reached the exact square on November 4. In addition, the progressed Sun made its precise square to progressed Saturn (16Libra53) as of November 20. With the early dissipation of these aspects comes the beginning of flexibility and the possibility of actually getting something done. Moreover, there will be a great deal of energy expended from December 5 through December 8 when transiting Mars crosses the natal and progressed Sun. No doubt partisan bickering and aggressive posturing will be stimulated, but some progress will also be possible.

President Obama’s chart shows increasing contentment and success after December 20 continuing through early March 2013, largely due to transiting Neptune trine natal Venus and transiting Jupiter square natal Pluto. Clearly, the nation will not fall off of any kind of cliff during that time. It may be that the actual details of a deal are hammered out between December 11 and December 20 when Saturn crosses Obama’s Neptune, forcing real-world compromise and some disappointment to get it done.

It is also possible that the president will be aided by his grass-roots army of volunteers who demand action in Congress at this crucial time. Certainly, there is a great deal of focus on the progressed US Sun square to natal Uranus (8Gemini55) during late November and December, due to transits of Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn. This configuration suggests some “awakening” of the people and a strong collective push to break free of past restrictions or dysfunction. A super-charged battle against an uncompromising Congress is one way in which this could manifest, but sudden awakenings can come in many, usually unsolicited forms.

189 comments

  1. will says:

    Starlight,

    Hope your holiday was terrific – and your writing and astrology is something for which I am personally grateful.

    In the meantime, we have Eric Cantor pushing to put the Affordable Healthcare Act on the chopping block before he’d be inclined to even think of raising tax revenues on the uber-rich.

    Who is this bizarre man and how do we get rid of him? He has a ghastly, almost ghoulish appearance. His narrative reflects the still-deeply pathological disturbance that distorts so much of the rabid-Right’s thinking. They continue to operate in a universe that is not parallel with most.

  2. starlight says:

    I think of him as a snake.

  3. Wennye' says:

    Hi Will, hope all is well..I just don’t believe any of the floral comments coming from the GOP! They set people up to get their defences down and then come back with bombs that knock us off course. I am just waiting for it…Blessings

  4. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks again for some promising insights. As you stated in the following, looks like the grass-roots army is being called upon…

    “It is also possible that the president will be aided by his grass-roots army of volunteers who demand action in Congress at this crucial time.”

    Following the election, Obama aides asked supporters to record YouTube videos discussing the need to have the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. Some of the people who shared their stories on YouTube planned to join Obama at the White House on Wednesday.

    Business leaders have created a group called The Campaign to Fix the Debt, which has promoted a long-term plan to fix the nation’s debt and deficits. Unions and liberal groups are trying to mobilize Obama’s supporters through a website called theaction.org, which aims to end the Bush tax cuts “for the richest two percent.” The website encourages supporters to use social media to promote Obama’s agenda.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/obama-appeal-public-fiscal-cliff_n_2196857.html

  5. Noelle says:

    I think Pres. Obama knows something that some of us believe and that is the approaching shift of consciousness. Maybe we should focus on the contentment Starlight sees in his chart and think of what that would mean to us.

    Hmmm..Cantor disappearing in the vapors, McCain receiving no air time, perhaps on a spiritual retreat with Lindsey Graham, peace and harmony in D.C., let your mind Imagine, just like the song.

  6. Noelle says:

    Starlight, as I reread your article I really want to thank you. I don’t think anything yu’ve written has made me happier and I definitely needed that today. I feel great and optimistic. thank you again.

  7. M. says:

    An interesting article by Jonathan Chait points out how the GOP may be losing a generation of voters as the under 30’s tend towards being naturally liberal.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/11/generation-d-americas-liberal-future.html

  8. will says:

    Cantor comes off as if every cent collected through taxes is his personal bank account.

    On a more disturbing note, he looks like a woman who is extremely unhappy to be in a male body. Maybe this is the root cause of his discontent.

  9. Noelle says:

    Will, you once again have made me laugh. He does look like a cross-dresser. They are fine people but you nailed it, he doesn’t seem to like the role.

  10. teresahill says:

    LOL! I think he looks oddly robotic.

  11. Jackson says:

    Maybe he can get together with Rudolph Giuliani.

  12. Lorrie U says:

    A must read…

    Revenge of the Reality-Based Community
    My life on the Republican right—and how I saw it all go wrong.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/revenge-of-the-reality-based-community/

  13. alex says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nROhMg58MBc&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLF748FD6FE9EB923F

    DNC TV Ad: “Eric Cantor Wants to End Medicare”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z43NCL6Fxug

    Operation Coffee Cup: Ronald Reagan’s Early War Against “Socialized Medicine” – AKA Medicare

    Ronald Reagan’s 1961 recording for the American Medical Association’s Operation Coffee Cup, which claimed the passage of pending Medicare legislation would shortly lead to a complete takeover of all medical services by government and shortly thereafter, a socialist dictatorship. History shows neither, in fact, happened.

  14. will says:

    Noelle, TeresaHill, Jackson,

    I’d like to see him in a pair of high heels and a tight-fitting knit black budget-cut mini and a smart shoulder-length bob. He also needs to trade out those over.sized Chicklet caps for a human-looking set of veneers.

  15. alex says:

    Operation Coffee Cup was a campaign conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) during the late 1950s and early 1960s in opposition to the Democrats’ plans to extend Social Security to include health insurance for the elderly, later known as Medicare. As part of the plan, doctors’ wives would organize coffee meetings in an attempt to convince acquaintances to write letters to Congress opposing the program. The operation received support from Ronald Reagan, who in 1961 produced the LP record Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine for the AMA, outlining arguments against what he called socialized medicine. This record would be played at the coffee meetings.

    The war against Medicare dated back to the 1940’s, when Harry S. Truman attempted to to create a national health insurance system. He encountered a well-organized and financed opposition that included insurers, large corporations, the American Medical Association … and the usual conservative interests of the time.

    In the 1960’s Medicare’s opponents co-opted the medical community, launched Ronald Reagan’s political career, and arguably invented ‘viral marketing’ … forty years before blogging and YouTube.

    In the Red-baiting language of the day, the PR experts of the day introduced the phrase “socialized medicine” into the public lexicon.

    The interests aligned against public health insurance had few more effective organs than the American Medical Association. As Max J. Skidmore explains, the AMA had taken the following radical right-wing position as far back as 1939:

    “…all forms of security, compulsory security, even against old age and unemployment, represent a beginning invasion by the state into the personal life of the individual, represent a taking away of individual responsibility, a weakening of national caliber, a definite step toward either communism or totalitarianism.”

    The author of those words was Dr. Morris Fishbein, the AMA’s President. Dr. Fishbein was a pretty talented phrasemaker himself, warning the public against “peasant medicine” and “medical Soviets.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/operation-coffeecup-reaga_b_45444.html

  16. Lorrie U says:

    I’d like to NOT see him in anything, period!

  17. karen says:

    The title of this was perfect, and reminded me of the “glass ceiling” something that also needs shattering. The political culture that has inhabited the hallowed halls of DC is a species going extinct. At least one can hope.

    Following this line, I read the following piece this morning. Whew set my hair on fire though I don’t know why I was so shocked!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/what-it-was-like-to-be-a-woman-at-goldman-sachs/265572/

  18. teresahill says:

    Oh, Will. I’ve always thought you were one of the sanest voices on this site. I’ll have to rethink that.

    Have you fallen and hit your head? Started some new medication? Should we send someone to help you? :)

  19. cappy says:

    Snake is what i see too, Starlight…a reptilian.

  20. will says:

    Teresa,

    It’s just a bad case of post-election season trauma. This too shall pass.

  21. cappy says:

    The Rothschild Banking Cartel

    This International Banking Cartel has the Rothschilds at the very top and it includes the Rothschilds of Paris and London; the Warburgs of Hamburg; the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome; the Lazards of Paris; the Rockefellers, the Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Goldman Sachs and the Lehmans.

    The first Coup d’Etat was when this cartel was formed in 1913 on Jekyll Island, USA … described in the book and CD: “The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin”.
    The ‘creature’ is the Federal Reserve criminal syndicate…which the banksters created on the Island.
    The plan was to start wars for profit, monopolize all the resources around the world, and the taxpayers would pay for it all.

    The second more visible Coup d’Etat was in 2008 when the cabal-cartel run US gov’t bailed out the banksters…thanks again to the enslaved taxpayers…financially terrorizing the globe, as we speak.

  22. fierywoman says:

    We send money and poz thoughts to whoever runs against him. We almost got him this year!

  23. clymela says:

    Nancy thank you for this life/light giving article.
    I have a question or rather a puzzle. In the past few months I saw images of Norquist. He had his hair rather spiky and he was part of a same sex relationship. I saw this and my dear partner saw the same thing.Now this week Norquist is presented as a square, Methodist with very conservative hair and part of a long time marriage to a woman. I am confused and I wonder if my partner and I have had the same dream and thought of Norquist in the same way. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I am not kidding just wondering what is going on here.

  24. barbk says:

    heh, heh, you got a big smile from me Nancy when you said that “sudden awakenings can come in many, usually unsolicited forms.” Well, few of us like our slumber disturbed, but the U.S. natal Uranus appears destined to do just that.

    Now that Mercury is direct I’ve seen something in the 112th Congress chart that I didn’t remember. The Congress Neptune is conjunct the US natal Pallas-Athene (the strategist-planner), and the Congress Chiron is conjunct the US natal Moon (the people). Through mid September and all of October the transiting Moon’s nodes were square the US chart conjunction of Moon and Pallas, as well as the Congress chart’s Neptune-Chiron conjunction.

    Earlier in September the transiting north node was conjunct the Congress chart’s Venus in Scorpio who squares the same chart’s conjunction of Neptune and Chiron and she squares the US natal conjunction of the Moon and Pallas as well. This testifies to the impasse regarding values (and $$$) that drove (voting) Americans up the wall.

    As the transiting Nodes move away from squaring the 2011 Congress chart’s Aquarian planets (and the U.S. Moon-Pallas), I hope it means less tension all around. But in December transiting Mercury will again pass over the Congress Scorpio Venus, followed by the New Moon conjunct the Congress Mercury in Sagittarius, followed by transiting Venus conjunct Congress Venus. The New Moon will also activate the US natal square between Mars and Neptune (and Obama’s Mars), and that leads us up to when transiting Jupiter will conjunct the US natal Uranus.

    It would seem possible then, that at least part of the Uranus sudden awakening might be related to the December 13 New Moon at 21 Sagittarius 45 (conjunct the Congress Mercury), trine the US progressed Venus (22 Aries) which is on the ascendant of the Congress chart, but opposite the US natal Mars (21 Gemini) and square the US natal Virgo Neptune (and Obama’s Mars).

    I’m guessing Congress will make decisions that will be a rude awakening for a lot of us. But it just could lead to a balanced budget.

  25. fierywoman says:

    Actually, I read recently that he’s a practicing Muslim — converted when he married his wife (a Muslim.) But I think most in the cabal are shape-shifters!

  26. alex says:

    THE GOP ATTACK LADS: 2012 worked for American Crossroads – Rove, & Romney campaign

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/09/larry-mccarthy-the-missing-link.html

    Larry McCarthy, the missing link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_McCarthy

    EXCERPT

    McCarthy joined the staff of the National Republican Senatorial Committee where the Senator took the helm as Chairman for the 1980 campaign[4]. During this cycle, Republicans gained 12 seats and took control of the United States Senate for the first time since 1954.

    Ailes Communications

    From 1981 to 1987, McCarthy worked as a senior executive for Ailes Communications under the mentorship of longtime GOP media strategist (and current Fox News CEO) Roger Ailes. During this period he assisted winning campaigns for Republican Senators Phil Gramm, Warren Rudman, Dan Quayle, Bob Kasten, Mitch McConnell, Gordon Humphrey and Dave Durenberger, and Governors George Deukmejian and Tom Kean

    During the 1988 presidential election, while Ailes served as top media advisor to Vice President George H.W. Bush, McCarthy worked for the independent expenditure group “Americans for Bush” under the auspices of the National Security Political Action Committee (NSPAC.)

  27. Salemone says:

    Will, I see that too! I thought it was just me!

  28. teresahill says:

    But you should be happy. We won, remember?

  29. alex says:

    great catch Lorrie – thanks

  30. alex says:

    Koch Brothers are parent company for Georgia Pacific West

    SCOTUS argument schedule Dec 3RD

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentViewer.aspx?Filename=MonthyArgumentCalDec2012.html

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/qp/11-00347qp.pdf

    Georgia Pacific West vs. NorthWest Envtl. Defense Center

  31. Gypsi says:

    He does indeed. PlutO in the tenth?
    That often corresponds to a recent change of sex that
    Protests too much.

  32. will says:

    Shout out to Wennye!
    Hi Salemone! Gypsi, you rule! Hey Fierywoman!

  33. Michael from nyc says:

    The above is a typical Glenn Beck conspiracy theory:
    http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/g-edward-griffin-and-fed-beck-about-

  34. angellight says:

    Good article, Nancy. Thank God for the intervention and evolution of technology: the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, cell phones with cameras, etc., whereforth, men can no longer hide the “evil” they do. And, people can see and demand that right action be made. For the majority of people are good and want right relations for all people. This is happening all over the world, the demand for fairness and justice.

  35. clymela says:

    I read that too fierywoman. I wonder how the Jesus people take to his conversion-just sayin’. I think that I read that he was raised Methodist. Shape shifting might answer my question.

  36. KIM says:

    Starlight or Alex, do you see anything in Grover’s chart or any of the SCOTUS judges? Do you see Grover very unhappy and any of the Judges retiring soon?

  37. Stefanie says:

    This isn’t just untrue, it’s virulently anti-Semitic and smacks of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Be careful to examine what you post so racist claptrap isn’t spread any further than it already is. Especially not on a site like this, one that is helping people to expand their consciousness.

  38. Diane L says:

    This excellent post produced a big sigh of relief from me! Good to know this current strum und drang will be resolved fairly soon.

    Thanks!

  39. Emmy says:

    I guess the Lunar Eclipse started out with a bang in Italy:
    I track the weather/planets.

    A large, multi-vortex tornado struck the coastal city of Taranto in southeast Italy on Wednesday morning. It occurred at roughly 5:30 am EST or 11:30 am CET local time. Early reports indicate that at least 20 people were injured

  40. connimca says:

    Thank you, Starlight, for your optimistic prediction of President Obama as looking “successful and content” and the people “awakening.” PBO has really found his voice since being reelected, knowing just how much the people are behind him and his ideas for our future.

  41. connimac says:

    Whoops! That should of course be connimac.

  42. alex says:

    Paul Ryan has a history of anti-climate votes and opposition to meaningful action to reduce global warming pollution.

    Ryan has voted to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse pollution, to eliminate White House climate advisers, to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture from preparing for climate disasters like the drought devastating his home state, and to eliminate the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency.

  43. starlight says:

    Mars Pluto conjunction today

  44. alex says:

    The U.S. government banned BP Plc from new federal contracts on Wednesday over its “lack of business integrity.”

    The suspension, announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels of BP’s November 15 agreement with the U.S. government to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties, including a record $1.256 billion criminal fine.

    BP and its affiliates are barred from new federal contracts until they demonstrate they can meet federal business standards, the EPA said. The suspension is “standard practice” and BP’s existing U.S. government contracts are not affected, it said.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/us-bp-contracts-idUSBRE8AR0M120121128

  45. Wennye' says:

    Thanks Lorrie posted and emailed to many, everytime a read articles about G. Sachs and their contrarian investing, I wonder what the Karmic due could possibly be to balance this evilness. Blessings, Wennye’

  46. angellight says:

    Free Books on Spiritual Astrology at the below link:
    The books are of a high order, they are free as to introduce the teaching to the English public:

    http://www.good-will.ch/publications_en.html

  47. Iris says:

    From the spaceweather.com website:

    FULL MOON AND JUPITER: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look east. Jupiter and the full Moon are only a few degrees apart. The bright pair, which looks fantastic, can be seen even from brightly-lit cities.

  48. Lorrie U says:

    The “Fiscal Cliff” Deal Is Wall Street’s Latest Scam

    It’s like a Woodstock for plutocrats, or an Avengers for the avaricious: The CEOs of America’s largest corporations have banded together to lecture us on the importance of debt reduction. And despite their lack of qualifications and their very obvious self-interest, the media can’t get enough of them.

    Think of it as Wall Street’s latest scam. If you liked toxic investments and the 2008 financial crisis, you’ll love their deficit deal.

    http://blog.ourfuture.org/20121128/the-fiscal-cliff-deal-is-wall-streets-latest-scam

  49. Virginia says:

    I detest snakes, but I must protest the comparison with Cantor. After all even snakes must have *some* redeeming qualities.

  50. Virginia says:

    you mean noood?! You are stronger than I am!

  51. Lorrie U says:

    From Wikipedia:

    Norquist has described himself as a “boring white bread Methodist.”[56] In 2004, at age 48, he married a Palestinian Muslim[36] named Samah Alrayyes,[57][58] a Kuwaiti PR specialist who was formerly a director of the Islamic Free Market Institute and specialist at the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs at United States Agency for International Development (USAID).[59][60] The couple has two children adopted from abroad

    In 2010, Norquist joined the advisory board of GOProud, a political organization representing conservative gays, lesbians, transgendered people, and their allies, for which he was criticized by the Family Research Council.

  52. alex says:

    The American people are watching what we do — middle-class families, folks who are working hard to get into the middle class — they’re watching what we do right now. And if there’s one thing that I’ve learned, when the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold, Congress listens. So in the interest of making sure that everybody makes their voices heard, last week we asked people to tell us what would a $2,000 tax hike mean to them.

    Today, I’m asking Congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. I’m asking Americans all across the country to make your voice heard. Tell members of Congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you. Call your members of Congress, write them an email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag “My2K.” Not “Y2K.” (Laughter.)

    “My2K.” We figured that would make it a little easier to remember. – President Obama

  53. barbk says:

    I see it!~ I see it! Thanks for the heads-up Iris, literally!
    Iris the Messenger lives up to her name.

  54. Iris says:

    You’re welcome. Kudos to you for knowing about the “Rainbow Messenger.”

  55. Iris says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Alex. Done, done & done.

  56. mitzi says:

    WOW, I wondered what that was?? – Yup!! It looks AMAZING! THANKS!

  57. ScorpioX3 says:

    Seriously! :)

  58. teresahill says:

    Okay, I think the eclipse hit me a few hours ago. God, that hurt.

  59. Lorrie U says:

    Attention Obama Haters: What If The Bible Is True?

    This is the perfect gift for: Progressive Christians, Obama supporting Christians, and Fox News watching Christian Republicans who you think could use a wake up call.

    http://www.politicususa.com/attention-obama-haters-bible-true.html

  60. Lorrie U says:

    Bernie Sanders Blows the Lid Off the ‘Bipartisan’ Plan To Cut Taxes for Corporations and the Wealthy

    In a letter to his Senate colleagues today, Bernie Sanders exposed the bipartisan Simpson/Bowles plan for what it really is. A scheme to lower taxes on the wealthy and corporations while passing the burden to the rest of us.

    Sanders laid out the 5 areas of Simpson-Bowles that he believes Democrats should strongly oppose. Simpson-Bowles would cut Social Security benefits for current retirees, cut veterans’ benefits, raise the retirement age to 69, and cut Social Security benefits for middle class workers. Simpson-Bowles would also cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy. The Simpson-Bowles plan would reduce taxes to an even lower level than the Bush tax cuts. Taxes on corporations and the wealthy would be reduced to 23%-29%. Simpson-Bowles also would increase the gas tax by 15 cents, increase Medicare premiums, establish a territorial taxation system that would allow corporations to avoid US taxes by establishing subsidiaries overseas. Simpson-Bowles would also increase taxes on low income workers by 14.5% starting in 2021, and it would make fewer people eligible for SSI, CHIP, Medicaid, LIHEAP, WIC, Head Start, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Refundable Child Credit.

    There is a reason why Mitt Romney and the Republican campaigned so hard for Simpson-Bowles. It is exactly what the Republican Party wants. It slashes entitlements and passes the pain on to the middle and lower classes, while lowering taxes for corporations and the so called “job creators.” The rich feel no pain and get all of the gain from Simpson-Bowles.

    Starting negotiations from the Simpson-Bowles framework would be like negotiating at all. Earlier today, President Obama asked Americans to make their voices heard on this issue. Call or write to your local representatives and senators. Let them know, that you won’t stand for any deficit deal that contains the Simpson-Bowles framework.

    http://www.politicususa.com/bernie-sanders-blows-lid-bipartisan-plan-cut-taxes-corporations-wealthy.html

  61. alex says:

    news back from barackobama.com
    excerpt email:

    Between April 2011 and November 2012, you built the largest grassroots campaign in history to re-elect President Obama. Here’s a breakdown of what that looked like in communities across the country.

    813 field offices

    10,000 neighborhood teams

    2.2 million volunteers

    But it wasn’t just about offices and volunteers, it’s about what you achieved:

    1,793,881 voters registered

    Over 150 million calls made and doors knocked on

    More than 25 million calls made and door knocked on during the last four days alone

    The President’s victory on November 6th was thanks to you.

  62. alex says:

    MICHIGAN IS REACHING OUT FOR HELP! KNOW ANYONE IN MICHIGAN?

    Michigan State House Bills 6004 & 5923, and State Senate Bills 1358 & 620

    http://www.bloomfield.org/news/item/index.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=215&ModuleID=167&NEWSPID=1

    An urgent call to action from Superintendent Rob Glass

    Posted: November 28, 2012

    Dear Parents and Citizens: This is an urgent call to action affecting your Bloomfield Hills Schools and public education in Michigan.

    A package of bills designed to corporatize and dismantle public education is being hastily pushed through this current ‘lame duck’ legislative session. If we do not take immediate action, I believe great damage will be done to public education, including our school system. We have just three weeks to take action before it’s too late. The bills are:

    House Bill 6004 and Senate Bill 1358: Would expand a separate and statewide school district (the EAA) overseen by a governor-appointed chancellor and functioning outside the authority of the State Board of Education or state school superintendent. These schools are exempt from the same laws and quality measures of community-governed public schools. The EAA can seize unused school buildings (built and financed by local taxpayers) and force sale or lease to charter, non-public or EAA schools.

    House Bill 5923: Creates several new forms of charter and online schools with no limit on the number. Bundled with HB 6004/SB1358, many of these schools could be created by the EAA. Public schools are not allowed to create these new schools unless they charter them. Selective enrollment/dis-enrollment policies will likely lead to greater segregation in our public schools. This bill creates new schools without changing the overall funding available, further diluting resources for community-governed public schools.

    Senate Bill 620: Known as the ‘Parent Trigger’ bill, this would allow the lowest achieving 5% of schools to be converted to a charter school while allowing parents or teachers to petition for the desired reform model. This bill will not directly affect our district, but disenfranchises voters, ends their local control, and unconstitutionally hands taxpayer-owned property over to for-profit companies. Characterized as parent-empowerment, this bill does little to develop deep, community-wide parent engagement and organization.

    I’ve never considered myself a conspiracy theorist—until now. This package of bills is the latest in a yearlong barrage of ideologically-driven bills designed to weaken and defund locally-controlled public education, handing scarce taxpayer dollars over to for-profit entities operating under a different set of rules. I believe this is fundamentally wrong. State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan and State Board of Education President John Austin and others have also expressed various concerns, as has the Detroit Free Press.

    We embrace change, innovation and personalization.We’re passionate about providing choices and options for students. We compete strongly in the educational marketplace. We must never stop improving. This is not a laissez faire plea to defend the status quo. This is about making sure this tidal wave of untested legislation does not sweep away the valued programs our local community has proudly built into its cherished school system. If you are concerned about these bills, please do the following:

    –Attend one of the following grassroots legislative meetings.

    ?–Stay informed by registering for updates through ‘Capwiz.’

    –Call and e-mail your legislator and respectfully ask them to OPPOSE these bills (see contact information below).

    –?Enlist ten others to do the same, and please remain active.

    ?Public education in Michigan can and must remain strong, but it will only happen if we act NOW.

    Sincerely, Rob Glass, Superintendent

  63. fierywoman says:

    What do you want to guess they don’t know about the conversion? And yes, if they knew … hahahaha!

  64. fierywoman says:

    I’d just like the Obama-hating “Christians” to simply live the Golden Rule.

  65. angellight says:

    Wild Elephants Travel Miles to Mourn the Loss of a Dead Conservatinist who Loved Them!

    “Author and legendary conservationist Lawrence Anthony died March 2. His family tells of a solemn procession of Elephants that defies human explanation.

    For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”

    For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu – to say good-bye to the man they loved. But how did they know he had died? Known for his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants, Anthony had become a legend. He is the author of three books, Babylon Ark, detailing his efforts to rescue the animals at Baghdad Zoo during the Iraqi war, the forthcoming The Last Rhinos, and his bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.”

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=lawrence%20anthony%20elephants&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CFAQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdelightmakers.com%2Fnews%2Fwild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer%2F&ei=vT63UMbcM8Sq0AGwm4DAAg&usg=AFQjCNEEBCKVl_f3ZptD59W1qWL33Nzl_w

  66. tetramorph says:

    Thanks.
    I’m in MI., going out on my FB page…

  67. karen says:

    It is/was spectacular! Thank you, Iris.

  68. karen says:

    Pluto in Capricorn is, thankfully, emphasizing a world predominant theme/scheme of plutocracy. Each of the acting characters in this drama are mysogonistic bullies. How do they separate themselves from those who really make this country work? This has always puzzled me.

  69. angellight says:

    Memorialize Obama’s Election with This Wonderful Collection of Photos. Simply AWESOME Pictures!!!
    http://wp.me/p1svJw-ehg via @wordpressdotcom

  70. mitzi says:

    Great pics of Lunar full Moon:
    http://www.universetoday.com/…/full-moon-and-friends-november-28-20...
    – Also, scroll down to last pic and catch:
    Saturn, Venus, and Mercury, Conjunction-
    Planetary Alignment on 11/28/2012, 06:39am EST

  71. alex says:

    great great great :-)

  72. alex says:

    MI-you are on the front lines for the defense of public education;

  73. clymela says:

    My steady refrain these days is assurance that once we realize that we are one with all creation, and,only then, we will begin to know peace. Bless these wonderful elephants just being elephants a far greater miracle than we have understood.
    I gather my authority, if you are asking, by living with our cats. only recently we adopted two little females who needed a home. our cats were at first upset communicating that they thought we might love the little ones more than we love them. That passed in a week and one of the mature
    males,neutered,has taken to mothering the little ones allowing them to snuggle into his belly and he gives them baths therefore creating tremendous security within the little ones. All of our cats are loving and affectionate and we know this is because they have lived with us since they were eight weeks old and have never experienced rejection nor violence from us.

  74. clymela says:

    yesterday was one of the sweetest and strongest days i have know for years. I was surprised and then began to look into the eclipse both Sun and Moon trining/conjuncting Sun/Saturn,Moon,Pluto,Neptune. A money issue resolved in my favor and I was able to see more clearly how I need to be thinking and therefore acting and then while asleep I had a wonderful dream and found myself released from the job/career I retired from over three years ago. The earlier eclipse was on my N node,Sun and the Vesta point but I didn’t feel it as I did yesterday’s lunar partial eclipse.

  75. pisca says:

    Sound the alarms! The only way to stop a sneaky legislation is to loudly expose them. I hope MI stands up to this and says no to becoming a “right to work” state.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/28/1165437/-Michigan-Republicans-Trying-to-Sneak-Through-Right-to-Work-Bill

  76. clymela says:

    This is sobering. Reminds me of what Rachel was talking about a couple of nights ago-she was going over the fact that there are 30 states with Republican governors and very conservative voters. I cannot believe that conservatives would agree to the corporate takeover of schools but i imagine that the “sell” is done with all manner of “dog whistles”and suggestive social platitudes.

  77. karen says:

    Now we discover that walmart, villain that it is, contracted with the Bangledeshi plant that recently burned killing hundreds.

    http://www.credoaction.com/campaign/walmart_bangladesh/?p=walmart_bangladesh&r=6991705&id=51254-2377128-9_bnMox

  78. Francis says:

    My heart craves stories like these that demonstrate the underlying connection we share with all sentient beings. Thank you Angellight for the link!

  79. David says:

    Eric Cantor, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Limbaugh – all nauseating. But here is the kind of guy we need more of:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/nyregion/photo-of-officer-giving-boots-to-barefoot-man-warms-hearts-online.html?hpw

  80. angellight says:

    David: That is/was a wonderful story of the officer giving boots and socks to a homeless man, who just beamed from the offering.

  81. Lorrie U says:

    Angellight, thank you so much for this wonderful story & delightful website!!

  82. Lorrie U says:

    Another great one! Thanks, Angellight.

  83. Lorrie U says:

    Just saw that on MSNBC just as I was reading about it. Awesome!

  84. alex says:

    At his daily briefing on Thursday, Carney said it was “deeply irresponsible” that Boehner is again calling for tying a debt ceiling increase to spending cuts.

    John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack ~ Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Magazine

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/matt-taibbi-the-crying-shame-of-john-boehner-20110105

  85. Patty says:

    Thank you for the link, Alex. I think Matt Taibbi is brilliant!
    And Thank You, Nancy for your latest post…you and this warm, wonderful blog are brilliant as well.

  86. alex says:

    White House Press Sec. Jay Carney – Political South Node
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Carney

    Jay Carney developed a distinguished career as a journalist before he transitioned into public service as Director of Communications to Vice President Joe Biden. He took his present assignment as WH press secretary on 2/11/2011.

    Natal Jay Carney
    DOB 5/22/1965

    Mutable Air Chart, Missing Element Fire:
    Natal South Node @13Sagittarius, galvanizing/polarizing point

    Mutable Grand Cross: (world stage)

    S. Node @13 Sagittarius
    square
    Mars @14 Virgo (PL @13VI, UR @10VI)
    square
    N. Node @13 Gemini
    Saturn @16 Pisces
    square
    S. Node

    Three Qualities:
    Cardinal – 0 , Fixed – 3 , Mutable – 8
    Missing Cardinal Quality: Ceres @01 Libra cnj Midpoint (Noon) Moon/Mercury @00 Libra (at cardinal world point)

    Mystical Rectangle:

    Vesta @20 Taurus (Mercury @10TA )
    trine
    Mars @14 Virgo (PL @12VI, UR @10VI)
    sextile
    Neptune @18 Scorpio
    trine
    Saturn @16 Pisces

  87. alex says:

    opps Pluto @13 Virgo

  88. alex says:

    rats: opps again

    Missing Cardinal Quality: CIRCE @01 Libra cnj Midpoint MO/ME

  89. will says:

    David,

    The article re: Officer DiPrimo and the homeless man could not make clearer what the real message of the holidays should be about. Thank you for posting this very moving act of kindness and charity.

  90. alex says:

    Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
    May 29, 1957
    Stephenville, TX
    using noon CST
    Minor Asteroid Analysis – by Mark Andrew Holmes

    Cardinal – 1, Fixed – 5, Mutable – 5
    Natal Air Chart, singleton quality Cardinal, Mars @15 Cancer, polarizing, galvanizing point

    Mystic Rectangle:
    Mars @15 Cancer
    trine
    Hybris (hubris) @14 Scorpio
    sextile
    Circe (bias, only one way) @15 Capricorn
    trine
    Mercury @14 Taurus
    sextile
    Mars

    Jeb Hensarling R-TX, Chair House Finance Committee 2013

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeb_Hensarling

    http://www.cutimes.com/2012/11/28/rep-jeb-hensarling-tapped-as-next-house-financial

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling Tapped as Next House Financial Services Committee Chair

    Hensarling drew applause when called the CFPB and Dodd-Frank Act a “legislative drive-by shooting” for financial institutions at the NAFCU Congressional Caucus in September.

    NAFCU’s Brad Thaler, vice president of legislative affairs, said Hensarling is a big advocate for regulatory relief, supporting some of the reforms NAFCU has been pushing.

    (Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the ranking minority party member on the committee)

    Natal Jeb Hensarling:

    Solar Arc Sun 2012 @03 Leo cnj Natal Uranus @03 Leo

    Nessus 22 Taurus 33 23N51
    (boundary issues, associated with abuse, bad conditions)
    trine
    Jupiter 22 Virgo 00

    Cosicosi 1 Aries 01 4S17
    (not caring)
    inconjunct
    Neptune 0 Scorpio 17

    Yi Xing 10 Gemini 17 23N08
    (desire to repair or solve problems)
    opposite
    Ouro Preto 8 Sagittarius 55 R 6S39
    (the dark side of money and its influence)
    Saturn 11 Sagittarius 14 R
    trine
    Eris 9 Aries 26
    sextile
    Sun 8 Gemini 04

    Zwingli 20 Scorpio 47 R 18S00
    (“by the book”; rigid or fundamentalist outlook)
    inconjunct
    Venus 20 Gemini 00

    Dallas 4 Libra 48 0N01
    (conservatism)
    sextile
    Uranus 3 Leo 54
    trine
    Ceres 3 Gemini 08

    Mony 16 Libra 17 R 19S07
    (money)
    square
    Mars 15 Cancer 44
    trine
    Chiron 17 Aquarius 24 R

    D’arrest 3 Cancer 39 14N25
    (reactionary, backward, to stop, obstructionism)
    square
    Vesta 2 Aries 37

  91. alex says:

    The Nonprofit Guide to the 113th Congress

    Capitol

    The lame-duck session of Congress will likely grapple with the fiscal cliff, but plenty of issues, including elements of the fiscal cliff, will probably roll over onto the plate of the incoming 113th Congress.

    That means it is going to be a bigtime high-pressure moment for nonprofit lobbyists to work Capitol Hill to protect programs and push new legislation important to the nonprofit sector.

    The nonprofit issues on the plate of the incoming 113th Congress will be tough and contentious. Nonprofits are going to have to lobby quickly and smartly. That means mobilizing people to influence key legislators on important committees whose positions will dictate what gets considered in 2013 and how.

    Nonprofit Housing: Waters and Warren to Shake Things Up

    Writing for a housing and community development readership at Shelterforce, Barbara Burnham, the vice president for federal policy at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), naturally homes in on the changes at the top of the House Financial Services Committee.

    The Committee, which will now be headed, in all likelihood, by two opposites like no others: Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) as the chair and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as the ranking Democrat (taking over for the retiring Barney Frank).

    This may be the committee of maximum fireworks for the nonprofit sector, with issues on the table such as protecting and extending the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit, getting regulations from Treasury and authorizations from Congress to put the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) bond guarantee program into operation, implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform legislation (especially its Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), and focusing on any number of housing programs, ranging from mortgage foreclosure relief to veterans housing.

    http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/21419-capitol-hill-power-analysis-the-nonprofit-guide-to-the-113th-congress.html

  92. alex says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Camp

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman 2013

    Dave Camp R-MI
    July 9, 1953
    Midland, MI
    using noon EST

    Natal South Node @03 Aquarius, Dave Camp R-MI, Chair House Ways & Means Committee
    opposite
    Natal North Node @03 Aquarius, Dave Camp R-MI, Chair House Ways & Means Committee

    conjunct

    Jeb Hensarling R-TX, Chair House Finance Committee
    Solar Arc Sun 2012 @03 Leo
    conjunct
    Jeb Hensarling R-TX, Chair House Finance Committee
    Natal Uranus @03 Leo

    http://www.executivegov.com/2012/11/house-tax-panel-chair-dave-camp-reform-coming-in-2013/

  93. Lorrie U says:

    What makes this story even more inspiring is that the police officer probably doesn’t make that much, yet is willing to make this loving gesture at a time when he probably needs the money himself. Makes the CEO’s look even more disgusting than they already do.

  94. Salemone says:

    Been down with a flu bug but sure do enjoy reading all of you amazing peoples input on everything!

  95. alex says:

    opps typo:

    Dave Camp Chair House Ways & Means Committee

    Natal South Node @03 Leo

    opposite

    Natal North Node @03 Aquarius

  96. Sharon says:

    Some REALLY inspiring & moving stuff posted on this thread (I just came back after writing a paper + taking a test)—

    Especially the Obama photos (thanks, Angellite)– so visionary and profound — and the story about the police officer buying the homeless man boots (I had heard about and have passed many people like that in NYC during my life, having grown up 12 miles outside NYC and visited several times in the last 5 yrs – usually I share food with them, but this was such a beautiful gesture that goes above & beyond, and I hope it catches on.

    The story about the elephants was equally beautiful, I knew about it from last year…nevertheless, it’s so moving.

    Clymela, I’m happy for you that this has been such a good time for you!

    The article Lorrie posted really is a must read—this man thinks the way we do—and I applaud his ethics and honesty! I loved it when he said that he would never put friendship above politics (and in context, it made sense). http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/revenge-of-the-reality-based-community/

    Lastly, I just would like to say Congratulations to the Palestinian Authority for achieving this historical new status, I’m very happy for them and hope it leads to good things for the Mideast. Olmert, the ex-president of Israel, said it was a good move, and that the 2-state solution is so important for Israel, particularly due to demographics. Rabbi Michael Lerned, a popular liberal rabbi, wrote a great piece on this. And I’m wondering if Ehud Barak, Israel’s Defense Minister who just quit, had a parting of the ways with Netanyahu.

    Namaste!

  97. Sharon says:

    And good things for the Palestinian people, of course, who sorely need and completely deserve it.

  98. alex says:

    Chairman House Energy & Commerce Committee 2013
    – Fred Upton R-MI

    Natal Cardinal, Earth Chart:
    Singleton Element Water, Uranus @14Cancer, polarizing/galvanizing point

    Natal YOD
    Apex, Vesta @15 Aquarius (Circe @14AQ)
    inconjunct
    Uranus @14 Cancer
    inconjunct
    DK Lilith @13 Virgo

    Fred Upton R-MI
    April 23, 1953
    St. Joseph, MI
    using noon EST

    Minor Asteroid Analysis – by Mark Andrew Holmes

    Nessus 16 Taurus 02 20N40
    (boundary issues, associated with abuse, bad conditions)
    sextile
    Uranus 14 Cancer 52
    square
    Vesta 15 Aquarius 09

    Transylvania 23 Leo 48 9N39
    (attitude toward civilization and its institutions)
    sextile
    Neptune 23 Libra 13 R
    Saturn 23 Libra 14 R
    square
    Mars 24 Taurus 42

    Mony 3 Aquarius 38 13S25
    (money)
    square
    Sun 3 Taurus 13

    Ouro Preto 8 Aries 47 5N35
    (the dark side of money and its influence)
    conjunct
    Mercury 7 Aries 16
    Eris 8 Aries 06

    square
    D’arrest 6 Cancer 11 11N55
    (reactionary, backward, to stop, obstructionism)
    sextile
    Dallas 5 Aquarius 24 20S11
    (conservatism)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Upton

  99. angellight says:

    FCC SET TO GIVE RUPERT MURDOCH “MEDIA MONOPOLY”!

    “Rupert Murdoch is widely considered a kingmaker in the Republican Party and has even put prominent Republican politicians on his payroll, both before and after they’ve achieved electoral success, most notably Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and John Kasich. With an enlarged media empire (and maybe even a monopoly in the future), Murdoch will be able to hand-pick politicians and use his massive Conservative media complex to win elections Silvio Berlusconi-style.

    This should scare the hell out of all of us. And it should scare the hell out of President Obama, who has authority over the FCC. Unfortunately, we can’t depend on him to act, so we have to do it ourselves. Go to FreePress.net and join the campaign against Murdoch’s media power grab.”

    http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13051-obamas-fcc-set-to-give-rupert-murdoch-a-media-monopoly

  100. angellight says:

    Obama Inauguration Theme Will Be ‘Faith In America’s Future’! It will also highlight themes of Abraham Lincoln as did his first Inauguration. Obama feels, I think, a tie with Lincoln – http://huff.to/ShLpM8 via @HuffPostPol

  101. andre says:

    Our love for Obama should not make us forget the US has voted against the Palestinian resolution and is on the wrong side of history with Israel and Canada.

  102. clymela says:

    This does”scare the hell out”of me. This man is a cruel and mean man. The level of lies and distortion that we witness with FOX is all the evidence we need to realize that we cannot allow the ogre to take over here-he has been driven out of Britain.
    The frightening thing in this is that the folks we need for the fight are all watching FOX. And…..as Rachel has said 30 states have Republican governors and Republican dominant Houses and Senates.We have so much to do until these forces living on Pluto in Capricorn begin to wilt and then take their last breath.

  103. clymela says:

    Sharon-always happy to see you around again.

  104. clymela says:

    Salemone-Love and Light to you. The flu is no joke and i am seeing you growing stronger once again.

  105. cappy says:

    Right On!!!
    Thanks so much for finding this petition, angellight. Read once in a numerology book that FOX and EVIL are in sync.

  106. angellight says:

    Veterans will receive larger benefits checks next year after Pres. Obama signed Runyan Bill into law Tuesday.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/29/obama-signs-runyan-bill-boosting-veterans-benefits/

    Native Americans Soon To Receive Settlement Checks From the Federal Government! http://n.pr/V6QPI2

  107. angellight says:

    I was sent the following letter:

    about “an article in the German Spiegel magazine about a new discovery of astronomers of a quasar, being the brightest object discovered in the cosmos.

    This quasar by name SDSS J1106+1939 from the sign of Leo sends out annually the matter mass of 400 suns into the cosmos with about 30 million km/h. This matter stream radiates about 100 times more energy than the entire milky-way, and it contains about 2 billion times more energy than our sun radiates, as will be reported in a research to be published in the next issue of the American “Astrophysical Journal”. It is 5 times higher than the maximum energy discovered before.

    This stream has been registered by the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. Astronomers think that quasars are super mass rich black holes, which normally absorb matter, but also throw out a part of the matter back into the cosmos. The quasar radiates 1000 light years into the surrounding galaxy. You find more articles about this quasar being just published in teh media, like this one here. http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/6213/most-energetic-quasar-discovered

    “[The time of the discovery of this tremendous source of light seems to be in an interesting synchrony with the upliftment of our system at the present moment.]”

    Ludger, Circle of Goodwill

  108. Patty says:

    I was thinking: Obama should speak-out about this story of the ‘Policeman’s Kindness’ to the American People and ask everyone to record any ‘acts of kindness’ they see. There must be thousands of such stories that go unnoticed and almost everyone has a phone/camera now.
    Perhaps, it would encourage such acts to grow and would certainly inspire the nation to realize Our American Greatness! (Something Republicans say Obama never speaks of ‘America’s Greatness’).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/nyregion/photo-of-officer-giving-boots-to-barefoot-man-warms-hearts-online.html?hpw&_r=0

  109. Patty says:

    It seems Obama has a strong link with Lincoln.
    From Time Magazine-2005, an essay Obama authored, ‘What I See In Lincoln’s Eyes’. In case you missed it:
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1077287-1,00.html

  110. Noelle says:

    So Runyan does have a bit of a liberal heart afterall. Thanks, Angelight. I was disappointed listening to him during the time leading up to the election, but this is good news.

  111. alex says:

    Forgotten History:

    http://forgottenhistoryblog.com/before-becoming-president-ronald-reagan-was-a-paid-cigarette-model/

    Before Becoming President, Ronald Reagan Was a Paid Cigarette Model

    Long before Ronald Reagan was the governor of California or the 40th president of the United States, he made money posing in cigarette advertisements.

  112. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Clymela :-)

  113. Sharon says:

    Andre, Israel and the U.S. are worried that this new status will take away from the Palestinian Authority’s incentive to go to the peace table. It certainly will give the PA a little more clout at the peace table, I would think! Also, the PA competes with Hamas (who kicked the PA out of Gaza using violent force), and both groups, although unpopular, have recently rec’d positive recognition by their people, Hama, for the concession Israel made after the recent military actions, and, the PA, for this. Israel does not have large hopes for peace if Hamas ever gains too much power or full control. Hamas would have to change their position. Arafat was once a “terrorist” or “freedom fighter,” depending on who you’re talking to, but Israel eventually negotiated with him and he jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for that. My hope is that Hamas, too, will move in that direction. On the other hand, Israel does have to be very aware of their security. They may have a large military, but all it takes is one bomb to do a lot of damage to Israel.

  114. Lorrie U says:

    Pres. Obama has supported a two-state solution. He just has to be politically correct…

  115. Lorrie U says:

    The Sons and Daughters of Liberty: Anonymous

    So who are these people that they call Anonymous? Who are these new patriots who don’t carry a rifle and scream the British are coming? To all intents and purposes they are our safety mechanisms. These are our checks and balances by which they thwart evildoers like the puppet corporations that took control of the Republican Party.

    http://www.politicususa.com/sons-daughters-liberty-anonymous.html

  116. Lorrie U says:

    White House opposes new Israeli settlement construction

    “We believe these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations or achieve a two state solution. Direct negotiations remain our goal and we encourage all parties to take steps to make that easier to achieve,” Vietor said.

    The settlements caused a diplomatic row in 2009 between President Obama and Netanyahu, when Obama stunned Netanyahu by calling for a settlement freeze with the prime minister by his side.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/white-house-opposes-new-israeli-settlement-construction-150763.html

  117. Lorrie U says:

    Lots of RWNJ’s live in this area, all birthers…

    Explosive device rocks downtown Casa Grande, AZ (Social Security Admin Building)
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014321986

  118. Sharon says:

    Unfortunately, Israel has to stoop to these building expansion announcements immediately after something happens that they don’t like! It seems ridiculous and childish. They are not building at this time but applying for permits.

  119. alex says:

    after Patreaus resignation his deputy Michael Morell became temporary director of the CIA;

    Michael Morell
    DOB September 4, 1958
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

    Natal Fixed Chart, Singleton Element Water, Neptune @02 Scorpio, polarizing, galvanizing point

    Apex Kite (nose of kite, lift)
    Neptune @02 Scorpio (Belleropon @01SC)
    http://markandrewholmes.com/bellerophon.html

    semi-sextile

    Pluto @02 Virgo

    semi-sextile

    Hybris @03 Capricorn (hubris)

    opposite

    (tail of kite, drag)

    Iris @04 Taurus

    Natal YOD:

    Chiron @19 Aquarius

    inconjunct

    Vesta @19 Cancer

    inconjunct

    Ceres @18 Virgo

    http://cryptome.org/2012-info/morell-hair/morell-hair.htm

  120. Professor Marc Bertonasco says:

    I read your blogs avidly and almost daily, for they are per- ceptive and informative. But some frequent contributors have disappeared. Whatever happened to Prabhata?

  121. NEOBuckeye says:

    Well folks, that world-engulfing crisis we suspected might happen during the Uranus-Pluto Square? It’s here.

    Two words: Arctic Methane.

    And it makes everything else pale in comparison.

    Israel and Palestine… Democrats and Republicans. Well, I guess these things matter. But there’s a fire in the woods outside and its heading our way fast. Will we stop bickering long enough to notice… and act?

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

    The biggest story of all time

    What is happening in the Arctic is what Peter Wadhams, myself and others in AMEG have been dreading – that our deductions from the physics of the Arctic sea ice situation have come true. We also understand some of the dreadful repercussions from a sea ice collapse, which nobody has wanted to believe. But it is also like a cloud lifted, because now we can tell the world that we’ve been right all along. The sea ice extent was bound to start collapsing within the next year or two, because the thickness was decreasing steadily. Now it’s happened. Now people will have to face up to the repercussions. Now people can realise that our only choice, if we want to avoid decent into a hellish nightmare, is to geo-engineer like mad – use all the measures and techniques at our disposal that we can deploy immediately or at least before next summer’s melt, in the hope of trying to prevent further collapse.

    —snip—

    The most visible repercussions of sea ice decline and rapid Arctic warming (it’s warming five or six times the global average by my reckoning, and that ratio will leap up as the sea ice disappears) are the escalating emissions of methane, now seen to be bubbling in vast plumes from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf seabed, and the global weirding, seen to be affecting farmers all over the world as the Arctic warms, polar jet stream meanders more, sticking in places to cause weather extremes, long periods of both hot dry weather and cool wet weather. These two repercussions have been AMEG’s focus of late, see press release.

    Never in the history of the human race has there been so much danger to confront. We have the brains – we should have the intelligence – to deal with it. Psychologically we have real problems, continuing to believe that we are immortal and “it can’t happen to us”. It is.

    http://a-m-e-g.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-biggest-story-of-all-time.html#comment-form

    See also: http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/p/global-extinction-within-one-human.html
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-top-of-the-world-is-melting-20121127-2a5ne.html
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/where-even-the-earth-is-melting-20121127-2a5tp.html

    In 2012-15, Uranus forms a square (90°) to Pluto (Aries to Capricorn). This is the opening square after the conjunction of 1965-66 – a major test of what was seeded over 45 years before. This suggests a Big Problem – but if there is the will to confront it positively, it promises great breakthrough. This could be an exceptionally trying time, a material test of our ability to overcome massive hurdles. Technical and organisational implications are involved, and many new factors will jump in – it’s a time of potential shock.

    The innovations and ideas of the 1960s (microchips to therapies) will either come to work now, or will fail to carry the day. It’s a time of emergency and crisis – the edge. It will demand much effort and definite results or big adjustments to new, shocking realities. This could also bring a major setback which, in the longterm (by the 2040s) could bring great benefit. Be it setback or breakthrough, the issues will hang around questions of force, science and technology, resources, land, finance, warfare – and more about institutions. There could be rebellion too. This is a decisive turning-point. Not easy.

    http://www.palden.co.uk/hhn/essays/hhn-40.html

    It’s testing time…

  122. NEOBuckeye says:

    Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm (<–the most dire warning I have seen yet.)

    Abstract

    Although the sudden high rate Arctic methane increase at Svalbard in late 2010 data set applies to only a short time interval, similar sudden methane concentration peaks also occur at Barrow point and the effects of a major methane build-up has been observed using all the major scientific observation systems. Giant fountains/torches/plumes of methane entering the atmosphere up to 1 km across have been seen on the East Siberian Shelf. This methane eruption data is so consistent and aerially extensive that when combined with methane gas warming potentials, Permian extinction event temperatures and methane lifetime data it paints a frightening picture of the beginning of the now uncontrollable global warming induced destabilization of the subsea Arctic methane hydrates on the shelf and slope which started in late 2010. This process of methane release will accelerate exponentially, release huge quantities of methane into the atmosphere and lead to the demise of all life on earth before the middle of this century.

    Introduction

    The 1990 global atmospheric mean temperature is assumed to be 14.49 oC (Shakil, 2005; NASA, 2002; DATAWeb, 2012) which sets the 2 oC anomaly above which humanity will lose control of her ability to limit the effects of global warming on major climatic and environmental systems at 16.49 oC (IPCC, 2007). The major Permian extinction event temperature is 80 oF (26.66 oC) which is a temperature anomaly of 12.1766 oC above the 1990 global mean temperature of 14.49 oC (Wignall, 2009; Shakil, 2005).

    Results of Investigation

    Figure 1 shows a huge sudden atmospheric spike like increase in the concentration of atmospheric methane at Svalbard north of Norway in the Arctic reaching 2040 ppb (2.04 ppm)(ESRL/GMO, 2010 – Arctic – Methane – Emergency – Group.org). The cause of this sudden anomalous increase in the concentration of atmospheric methane at Svalbard has been seen on the East Siberian Arctic Shelf where a recent Russian – U.S. expedition has found widespread, continuous powerful methane seepages into the atmosphere from the subsea methane hydrates with the methane plumes (fountains or torches) up to 1 km across producing an atmospheric methane concentration 100 times higher than normal (Connor, 2011). Such high methane concentrations could produce local temperature anomalies of more than 50 oC at a conservative methane warming potential of 25.

    http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/p/global-extinction-within-one-human.html

  123. NEOBuckeye says:

    My apologies Nancy. I made another post before this one, but I see that it went to moderation, either for length or for links (maybe too many references). The arctic melt/methane release with data to back it up seems such an urgent issue that I may have gone a little overboard. At any rate, I had hoped to convey that this is the Big Problem that humanity now faces during the Uranus-Pluto square and cannot ignore if we are to survive. It’s almost as if the universe is telling us that since we didn’t make any real fundamental shifts in our manner of doing things in the wake of Fukushima and the Gulf drilling crisis, that we need an existential challenge to which we will either collectively wake up and respond to, or fail to act and perish because we couldn’t collectively bring ourselves to face unvarnished reality. The choice is ours.

  124. cappy says:

    NeoBuckeye,
    Thank You!
    Your alert is extremely timely –and also alluded to in the Time Wave Zero video update. The poster said we are in the same current pattern and magnitude of event as the sudden ice age melt – of 15,000 years ago.
    http://americankabuki.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/timewave-zero-update-thanksgiving-2012.html

  125. alex says:

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/denial-science-chris-mooney

    The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_justification

    System justification theory (SJT) is a scientific theory within social psychology that proposes people have a motivation to defend and justify the status quo, even when it may be disadvantageous to certain people.

  126. cappy says:

    Here is part 2 of Time Wave Zero 11-22-12 update. This includes mention of a rare conjunction of 3 planets–Mercury–Venus–Saturn with the Orion Belt stars on December 3, 2012. This alignment will appear in the southern sky, aligned at the same angle and relative distances of the pyramids of Giza.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGmuZNtl2z0&feature=g-all-u

  127. Sharon says:

    Neo, my husband, Myron, is as concerned about this as you, and was even crying a bit this morning in frustration at the stupidity that led to this situation. He is a scientist and PhD math person who has studied the grid delivery system for many years and has some ideas as to how to cut down on carbon, more like an overall plan for the U.S. to get behind (which I’m sure he’d be glad to explain to you.) He has done some major things in the past in regard to global warming/climate change such as get the Sierra Club to adopt it as part of their national platform about 25 years ago and push for a referendum sometime after that to get people to vote on not privatizing energy delivery. He and his colleague wrote up a sustainable energy plan for New Orleans after Katrina that the City Counsel passed but the building association block it from going anywhere (it would not have been mandatory anyway). I told him to google coalitions, groups, conferences, etc., so he can find people who are as deeply concerned and disturbed as he and who want to look at all levels of ideas and help develop and promote the workable ones, because many are just into their own technical specialty and then there are the others who don’t realize the urgency. So, if you know of anything or would like to talk to Myron yourself, please email me at sharonkatz@cox.net.

  128. B.A. says:

    From: carranza2 12/1/2012 11:45:26 AM
    1 Recommendation   of 96873
     
    Feeling wonky today so for your reading pleasure (!) herewith the BLS’s definition of chained CPI, which measures inflation based on substitution of cheaper similar goods for higher priced ones. Remember that CPI doesn’t apply to food, energy, etc., but it appears there is a move afoot to have it apply to COLA increases for social security benefits. In other words, if your 79 year old grandfather is eating tuna because that’s all he can afford on his SS benefits, his tuna-eating days are over as he will be forced to substitute cat food for it when tuna goes up in price and cat food stays more or less the same.

    http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisupqa.htm

    Applying it to SS is near criminal, imo. Jesse has an excellent video of a Vermont Senator ranting against this and Squidfein’s advice to Congress to limit SS benefits here.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=riKEBVd26Wo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DriKEBVd26Wo%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

    John Williams of SGS, too, here:

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=riKEBVd26Wo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DriKEBVd26Wo%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

    The sad fact is that 95% of Americans don’t know how they’re being screwed. It’s devious, complex and nasty, but done using such Orwellian language, it is hard for most to get. We really do have ongoing class warfare but the weapons are so subtle, and the capture of legislators and policymakers so complete, most of the participants don’t have a clue that a war is raging.

    The move to apply chained CPI to SS benefits is a mid-size nuclear weapon waiting to explode. The fun thing is that its effects won’t be felt for a while as they are cumulative.

  129. andre says:

    I disagree that global warming is about the Uranus-Pluto square. I think the Uranus-pluto square is about the 1%, i.e. rising inequality. The rising seas that are the result of global warming are being introduced by Neptune in Pisces. Neptune literally decided the US presidential election by throwing Hurricane Sandy at New York City. There will be much more of that, and droughts as well, in the US, China and other parts of the world until the 1% feel threatened and decide they cannot avoid this issue. But the issue of global warming and rising seas will not peak until the Neptune-Pluto square and the Uranus-Pluto opposition in the middle of the century. The only good by-product of this is it may make future major wars impossible because global survival will be at stake, but inequality may become extreme at that point unless democracy wins out worldwide, including China. World War Three will only happen if China rejects democracy.

  130. alex says:

    Hey andre:

    aspect notations from astropro.com
    Richard Nolle

    Uranus opposite Pluto,
    UR @02 virgo square PL@03 pisces
    9/22/2046

    Neptune square Pluto,
    NE @23 gemini square PL@23 pisces
    9/18/2061

  131. alex says:

    http://www.auxmaillesgodefroy.com/neptune_pluto_aspect_timeline

    Table: NE – PL
    1500 – 2065

    It is interesting to note the amount of time Neptune and Pluto spend in Trine or Sextile – up to 100 years at a time.

    The Squares and Oppositions of Neptune and Pluto remain active for about 4 years.

    Neptune Square Pluto (2061- 2065)
    23- 28 Gemini, Neptune

    23 – 28 Pisces, Pluto

  132. alex says:

    if I draw a hypothetical 14 year old (in 2012) with a natal ascendant @04 pisces;

    in the year 2046, when the individual is forty-eight years old, transiting Pluto @03 Pisces is in orb contact with the natal ascendant;

    opposite

    natal descendant @04 virgo, with transiting
    Uranus @03 Virgo in orb contact to descendant;

    the generation growing up with the extremes of financial ‘inequity’ will have reached the culminating-opposition point by their late 40’s;

    14 year olds facing their futures know quite a bit about the evidence of financial inequity since the issue was clearly drawn into the collective public domain spotlight by the campaign issues of 2012 & the 99% Occupy movement;

    the inequity issue will be central all their lives; some faction of this affected generation and the upcoming generations will bring into focus solutions and alternatives;

    the 1% status quo, has nearly been ‘forensically’ in character/ by motivation/and in cultural/economic analysis been revealed, this is a significant phase in resolving this central USA/global problem;

    in contrast and comparison a fourteen year old in 1962

    1962 fourteen year old (DOB 1948) cultural/economic factors at the time:

    John Kennedy was president
    tuition Harvard cost $1,250
    first Beatles song was released
    gas at 28 cents per gallon
    ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ & ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ released
    John Glenn orbited the earth
    Berlin wall was fresh and new
    Johnny Carson began reign late night TV

  133. alex says:

    2012 Harvard

    Standard Full-Time Ed.M. & CAS Budget for the 2012-2013 Academic Year (9 months)

    Tuition*
    $38,480
    Room & Board
    $14,620
    Health Insurance Fees* $ 3,098
    Books & Supplies $ 1,576
    Local Transportation
    $ 1,254
    Personal Expenses
    $ 3,540
    Federal Loan Fees
    $ 204
    Total Ed.M. Student Budget
    $62,772

  134. tetramorph says:

    I hear what you’re saying andre, but the current square is the initiator of OUR response; I view this as a sort of “internal” debate that will inform our actions, those actions will be deemed either positive or negative at the next opposition — we still have a little time to act, but not much. I would think that by the mid-2020’s we will see if we are truly up to changing, or not. The methane falls under Neptune’s rulership, correct? Or maybe Jupiter? Wouldn’t an applying trine between these two (coming in a few years) ramp-up the rate of methane off-gassing?

  135. tetramorph says:

    I have to admit, every time I hear “we’re in the same pattern” my eyes cross.

    When was the last industrial revolution? When was the last time humanity pumped gigatons of ancient sequestered carbon into the atmosphere. Natural cycles aside and extinction level events aside, what’s happening to this planet has not happened before.

    Even the Arctic is vastly different now than it ever has been before, which is why all that methane is off gassing.

  136. tetramorph says:

    cappy, I have been a fan of TM and his Time Wave Zero for around 25 years. My own take is that the event in congruence with “now”(the 10,909BC date)is the emergence of agriculture, a major and extremely novel leap forward for humanity (you can thank the plants for us being able to hold this conversation in this way), which would coincide with the end of the ice age and a warming planet. Not the end of an advanced civilization. TM never went there.
    Terrence was more interested in how inventions/technology appeared over the course of history. This is expressed in the tightening of patterns. From fire to gunpowder was tens of thousands of year, from gunpowder to nuclear weapons, only several hundred years. From first flight to walking on the moon in decades. I think we can expect some major Unranian breakthroughs in technology soon.
    In the video, when the narrator talks about the earth events of 1812, he does not mention the human events, which revolved around new world nations claiming independence over the colonial powers.
    The Great Turning is upon us. One Great Age is ending, and another beginning. The tightening “death” spiral of the Iron Age will give way to an opening spiral in the next Golden Age. Of course, that does not preclude the work that Humanity has to do.

  137. angellight says:

    VIDEO: On December Spiritual Festival Week coming up and Information on December 21st Astrological Alignment with an Emense Constellation which will form a Heavenly Cross and an opening up of the Cosmic Heart!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbBQuZAVgUI&feature=player_embedded

  138. Sharon says:

    I just went to Democratic Underground to get an update on the news and I saw the word “collapses” in 3 posts almost in a row: a dam under construction in Cambodia by China collapsed (workers hurt, some missing), a car tunnel in Japan collapsed (cars trapped), and Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli “spy” who’s in prison for life, “collapsed.” Wondering rhetorically what aspects caused all this collapsing to happen this weekend. Another interesting bit of news (but I don’t know if it will mean much) is that Asperger’s syndrome is no longer in its own category DSM, the manual the psychology (& related fields) use to diagnose mental illness & syndrome basically for the insurance companies. It’s now included with Autism spectrum illnesses.

  139. Francis says:

    Does the UN recognition of Palestine represent the new “birthchart” of Palestine and if so, what does it look like?

  140. alex says:

    Thanks B.A. for the enlightening information about ‘chained CPI’ and the movement to apply it to SS benefits! the wily ways of class warfare;

  141. Baraka says:

    As someone who has harbored various snakes over many years, I must say they are far superior to Eric Cantor. OK, I’ll admit they don’t come when called, but the constrictors do love to hug!

  142. alex says:

    FYI: Progress Caucus, Congress THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET

    http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/the-peoples-budget/

    http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/People%27s%20Budget%20One-Page%20Handout.pdf

    The People’s Budget eliminates the deficit in 10 years, puts Americans back to work and restores our economic competitiveness. The People’s Budget recognizes that in order to compete, our nation needs every American to be productive, and in order to be productive we need to raise our skills to meet modern needs.

    Our Budget Eliminates the Deficit and Raises a $31 Billion Surplus In Ten Years

    Our budget protects Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and responsibly eliminates the deficit by targeting its main drivers: the Bush Tax Cuts, the wars overseas, and the causes and effects of the recent recession.

    Our Budget Puts America Back to Work & Restores America’s Competitiveness

    • Trains teachers and restores schools; rebuilds roads and bridges and ensures that users help pay for them
    • Invests in job creation, clean energy and broadband infrastructure, housing and R&D programs

    Our Budget Creates a Fairer Tax System

    • Ends the recently passed upper-income tax cuts and lets Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2012
    • Extends tax credits for the middle class, families, and students
    • Creates new tax brackets that range from 45% starting at $1 million to 49% for $1 billion or more
    • Implements a progressive estate tax
    • Eliminates corporate welfare for oil, gas, and coal companies; closes loopholes for multinational corporations
    • Enacts a financial crisis responsibility fee and a financial speculation tax on derivatives and foreign exchange

    Our Budget Protects Health

    • Enacts a health care public option and negotiates prescription payments with pharmaceutical companies
    • Prevents any cuts to Medicare physician payments for a decade

    Our Budget Safeguards Social Security for the Next 75 Years

    • Eliminates the individual Social Security payroll cap to make sure upper income earners pay their fair share
    • Increases benefits based on higher contributions on the employee side

    Our Budget Brings Our Troops Home

    • Responsibly ends our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to leave America more secure both home and abroad
    • Cuts defense spending by reducing conventional forces, procurement, and costly R&D programs

    Our Budget’s Bottom Line

    • Deficit reduction of $5.6 trillion
    • Spending cuts of $1.7 trillion
    • Revenue increase of $3.9 trillion
    • Public investment $1.7 trillion

  143. angellight says:

    Sharon: I am with you. Yes, it has some meaning. As to what I am not sure. Read on another site this week, that there are a lot of explosions, collapeses, etc. They gave a reason. I am not sure I was in agreement with it, so did not post. It was some kind of conspiracy theory.

  144. connimac says:

    This is beautiful, angellight! A big THANK YOU!

  145. alex says:

    FYI, Tuesday President Obama meets with US governors at the White House:

    Democratic Governor’s Association

    http://democraticgovernors.org/#map

    Republican Governors Association
    Chairman Bobby Jindal (louisiana)
    Vice Chairman Scott Walker (Wisconsin)
    Executive Committee Rick Scott, Chris Christie, Susana Martinez, Tom Corbett, Nikki Haley, Bob McDonnell
    Founded 1963
    Headquarters

    1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250
    Washington, DC 20006
    Governorships 30/50

    The last time a Republican governor lost re-election was 2007,the Republican governors are thriving against the economic odds, having increased their number to 30 in the Nov. 6 election.

    Since Obama first moved into the White House in 2009, the ranks of GOP governors have increased from 22 to 30, including in North Carolina, which just elected its first Republican governor in 24 years.

    As a group, the GOP governors now must decide whether to set up state health insurance exchanges under Obama’s health care law and expand the Medicaid program for the poor. Some of the most resistant governors have decided to forgo state exchanges and let the federal government take charge.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/governors-hold-gop-s-power-179920701.html

  146. Sharon says:

    There is probably a spiritual reason and an astro reason that Starlight probably already covered i.e. Capricorn = infrastructure and the mars transit of Capricorn triggered the pluto transit, etc.

  147. Sharon says:

    I’d like to know that, myself. It’s most likely a significant chart but nowhere as significant as the real birth date for the country of Palestine will be. I don’t know what they call them “states,” as they also do with Israel—are they countries or are they states?—right now Palestine is neither but it is recognized by the UN at a higher level and I hope Hillary is wrong, that it does not take away from the road to peace.

  148. Sharon says:

    Just saw that Starlight posted the conjunction happened on Nov. 28

  149. Wennye' says:

    AMEN, tetramorph..Amen

  150. fierywoman says:

    Get out the blue candles, ladies: let’s birth this one into being !!!

  151. alex says:

    they used to call it ‘Budget for All’ but got better when they named it “The People’s Budget”

  152. alex says:

    VIRGINIA 2013

    http://democraticgovernors.org/virginia-governors-race-showdown-takes-shape/

    Virginia’s election for governor, which takes place the year after every presidential election, is sometimes viewed as a bellwether of national trends.

    In 2009, for example, the victory of Republican Bob McDonnell was seen as an early sign of the tea party ferment that developed in opposition to President Barack Obama’s election and policies. (The election of Republican Chris Christie in New Jersey that year added weight to the idea that a backlash to Mr. Obama was forming.

    The 2013 race for Virginia governor is now taking shape, with two prominent state officials—Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli—running for the GOP nomination, and Terry McAuliffe, a prolific Democratic fundraiser and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, emerging as his party’s likely nominee.

    Two competing trends are weighing on the race.

    Democrats have won the last three Senate elections in Virginia and two of the last three contests for governor. And President Obama has carried the state twice, burying Virginia’s image as a reliable stronghold for Republicans. That suggests Virginia Democrats have a lot going for them in next year’s election.

    But another bit of history may also come into play: Since 1977, no person has been elected governor of Virginia from the same party as the president. That suggests Republicans enter with an edge.

    The race will be watched closely for signs of whether Mr. Obama’s coalition of suburbanites and minority voters can hold together without the president on the ballot. Mr. McAuliffe’s campaign has already reached out to Obama campaign officials to study how they won Virginia in the past two elections, a feat no Democrat had accomplished since Franklin D. Roosevelt, a campaign official said.

    The 2013 Virginia governor’s race:

    “Ken Cuccinelli GOP would be the most extreme major party nominee for governor in Virginia’s history. He has spent the last four years launching anti-science, anti-equality, and fringe partisan crusades at the expense of doing the people’s business. There’s no evidence that his focus as governor would be any different. The people of Virginia need a governor who will be business-friendly and focused on creating jobs and growing the economy, not someone who will needlessly pursue an extreme ideological agenda far outside the mainstream.”

  153. cappy says:

    Hello Tetramorph,
    Loved your Time Wave Zero comment, and knowing what an important pioneer & master Botanist researcher TM was … agriculture fits. Happy to know he did not mention possibility of neg. events…but the imminent Uranian breakthrough in technology.
    Also, though i am not well versed in TM’s writings, i saw one of his video’s on youtube in which his very last sentence was: “looks like humanity is going to the stars.”
    Loved your last sentence, T:)

  154. cappy says:

    tetramorph,

    Was just inspired to read a few of TM’s quotes…we know he was directly guided by Beings in his plant explorations.
    This quote speaks more to consciously uniting w/ our Soul…than going to the stars, perhaps.
    Though traveling to galactic civilizations would be exciting, no doubt, we need to make our key inner discovery within ….

    “People are so alienated from their own soul that when they meet their soul they think it comes from another star system.”
    – Terence McKenna

  155. alex says:

    The millionaires are coming for Medicaid

    EXCERPT CREDO EMAIL

    Every year, millions of seniors and people with disabilities find that they need constant care that care can cost as much or more than many working families’ household incomes. When savings run dry, Medicaid is there.

    Every year, millions of parents are unable to provide health insurance for their children, or find that private insurance doesn’t cover the care required by a child with special needs. When our families run out of options for providing children’s healthcare, Medicaid is there for us.

    All our families pay into Medicaid so we can have the peace of mind of knowing that it’s there for us, for our neighbors, when we need it. That’s a far better deal for the country than giving more money to CEOs who already have everything.

    CEOs like Terry Lundgren of Macy’s, with millions of dollars banked in their personal corporate retirement funds, will probably never need Medicaid, or many of the other vital public programs they’re asking Congress to cut. But the most responsible thing they could do for the economy right now is to pay their fair share and stop asking for cuts that hurt the communities their success depends on.

    You might have heard that the banks and investors who got massive government handouts after the market crash in 2008 are back on Capitol Hill asking for more. They want to keep the historically low tax rates Bush gave them and pay for it with cuts to vital programs like Medicaid, and they’re turning up the heat on progressive legislators.

    You and I didn’t really expect Wall Street’s bailout kings to win any citizenship medals, but this time they’re bringing along CEOs from companies like Macy’s, UPS, Microsoft and Foot Locker to help put a friendlier face on their greed. Over 100,000 of us, in partnership with CREDO Action, have already asked Macy’s CEO to drop out of this coalition and it’s time to take the campaign to the next level.

  156. cappy says:

    Angellight…sending this video around:) Thanks.

  157. NEOBuckeye says:

    Sharon, I will certainly email you soon. Been busy this weekend with work-related projects. I do feel just as your husband does. It is so frustrating to see a major crisis unfolding that could devastate civilization and the very existence of life on this planet, yet so many others would rather bury their heads in the sand and act as if nothing is wrong at all.

  158. NEOBuckeye says:

    2024-2044 with Pluto in Aquarius will put humanity on the hot seat for collective survival. Maybe literally so with global warming and depletion/toxification of water sources. Uranus in Gemini trining from 2025-32 could help us out a great deal in terms of a technological response, but the will to make it happen must be present.

    2046-48 is the Uranus-Pluto opposition from Virgo to Pluto, followed by a Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Pisces in 2052. The consequences of our collective actions, or the lack thereof, in response to the ideas and knowledge presented to us during the 1960s will be fully manifest by this time. In light of the scientific data presented from the models on global warming, this could be a time of civilization collapse and immense chaos as people fight to survive over dwindling resources and amidst a climate gone out of control.

    I want so desperately to be wrong, of course, which is why we need to act now and fast.

  159. SaraK says:

    Beautiful, Tetramorph!

  160. alex says:

    Hi NEOBuckeye, in regards to
    December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    taking one factor from your comment to spotlight 2024-2044 Pluto in Aquarius > collective survival

    I think that narrates the nature of PL – AQ perfectly;

    Pluto transitions/ingress are major and the sign changes for Pluto are mucho grande major;

    I’ll have to look at eclipse cycles from 2022 to 2024 to understand the threshold for Pluto ingress into Aquarius;

  161. alex says:

    AQUARIUS – Pluto Aquarius 2024-2044

    Madalyn Hillis-Dineen: Astrologer

    Aquarius is the hallmark of freedom and democracy: The USA Moon in Aquarius is associated with progressive and original-thought, but since Aquarius is a fixed sign it is often difficult to see another’s point of view.

    Feelings may take a back seat to the rational mind. And, while there is an inherent respect for the rights of the individual, there is, as well, a strong attachment to the principle of social order.

    Therefore, while fairness and justice for all might be an ideal our country aspires to, as a practical matter, the idea of equality is measured against the good of society as a whole.

  162. tetramorph says:

    I love that quote. I think it speaks volumes to our current predicament. TM regarded “The Beings” you speak of as the aliens… but not like in “Star Trek…”
    “Space, you see, is a vast ocean to those hardy life forms that have the ability to reproduce from spores, for spores are covered with the hardest organic substance known. Across the aeons of time and space drift many spore-forming life-forms in suspended animation for millions of years until contact is made with a suitable environment. Few such species are minded, only myself and my recently evolved near relatives have achieved the hyper-communication mode and memory capacity that makes us leading members in the community of galactic intelligence. How the hypercommunication mode operates is a secret which will not be lightly given to man. But the means should be obvious: it is the occurrence of psilocybin and psilocin in the biosynthetic pathways of my living body that opens for me and my symbiots the vision screens to many worlds. You as an individual and man as a species are on the brink of the formation of a symbiotic relationship with my genetic material that will eventually carry humanity and earth into the galactic mainstream of the higher civilizations.”
    http://deoxy.org/mushword.htm

  163. angellight says:

    Cappy, I believe that the Soul does come from another Star System, it is not of Earth, the body is. The Soul comes from the Sun or Sirius.

    2011 Academy Award Documentary – Inside Job on the financial crash of 2008 http://www.theotherschoolofeconomics.org/?p=2499

  164. cappy says:

    Angellight…have never actually thought of the Soul in those terms… makes sense:)

  165. cappy says:

    tetramorph,

    WOW O’ WOW!!!
    What a fascinating life of amazing discoveries TM had…thanks t.

  166. Diane L says:

    Despite all the Jupiter in Gemini inspired hot air & denial, the Dems hold all the cards . . . all they have to do is nothing & those despised tax rates on the wealthy will automatically go up Jan 1.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/no-dems-dont-need-to-compromise-up-front/2012/11/30/7b06096a-3b1e-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_blog.html

  167. angellight says:

    Diane L: True, but middle-class tax cuts will also go up also.

  168. Diane L says:

    of course but there is ALWAYS more support for cutting taxes on the repub side.

  169. alex says:

    Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was a global financial services firm. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2008, Lehman was the fourth largest investment bank in the US (behind Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch), doing business in investment banking, equity and fixed-income sales and trading (especially U.S. Treasury securities), research, investment management, private equity, and private banking.

    At 1:45AM on September 15, 2008, the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock, and devaluation of its assets by credit rating agencies.

    Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing is the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, and is thought to have played a major role in the unfolding of the late-2000s global financial crisis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehman_Brothers

  170. alex says:

    the operative word that is often left off when describing bankruptcy is the word ‘protection’

    bankruptcy protection filing; asks the court to protect the business from their creditor; the party filing for bankruptcy asks the bankruptcy court to discharge their debt obligations;

    as you can well imagine ( have to timeline & chart the ‘recovery’ of Lehman Brothers post bankruptcy to analyze objective facts ) the choice when to pull the plug on their self-generated, sure to collapse, bubble was carefully assigned a time after the financial principles and key people had made their get-away from the global financial-scam robbery was complete;

  171. artsculturepeace says:

    re: Norquist, the lynchpin & weakest link in the traitorous budget/fiscal extortion debacle 2011/2012…if only the Rep/Tpwingers knew what a threat he poses to their way of thinking….

    And his wife of Palestinian heritage was a co-chair of Arabs for Romney…doubt that anyone in the Right Wing Meme Machine made that known!

  172. artsculturepeace says:

    Aloha Starlight & All,

    Yes, grassroots is how the constitutional democracy was designed to work…with Congress as representational bi-cameral body..not a platform for ‘brands’ and ‘corporate raider CEOs’…

    Will be linking the People’s Budget around as it is nowhere in corp media being discussed, even nowhere in so-called lib/prog talk radio…ridiculous

    Many blessings one & all..Warm aloha!

  173. cappy says:

    Speaking of the pioneer Ethnobotanist, Terence McKenna (Nov. 19, 1946-April 3, 2000), here is a petition he would be proud of … re legally allowing Cannabis and THC be made available and medically recognized as the proven cancer, brain damage and dementia cures, that they are.

    http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/we-petition-obama-administration-publicly-recognize-scientifically-proven-and-incredibly-pow

  174. tetramorph says:

    Thanks, cappy, for putting that up. It’s good to see the anti-tumor properties becoming mainstream. Please exercise caution if you have any kind of chemical imbalance that may lead to emotional/mental problems (schizophrenia in your immediate family, or what are now being called schizo-affective disorders0; it can make the problem much worse.
    The dementia reference is to warding that off on otherwise healthy individuals.

    On CNN: new police photos of George Zimmerman now, coming in the Mercury direct shadow phase. Going to really stir the pot…

    Thanks for that documentary link, angellight!

  175. Duchess of Gadsden says:

    The word “state” in this context is synonymous with “country”. Not like our states.

    “L’Etat, c’est moi,” supposedly said by Louis XIV of France. “The state, it is me.”

  176. cappy says:

    tetramorph…important addendum there, indeed.

    Also, Turmeric root (Curcumin) is said to prevent-cure Alzheimers. – This disease is nearly nonexistent in India.
    Plus, 1 tsp of Cayenne powder in cup of hot water will stop a heart attack or stroke within seconds.
    As i am sure TM would say:
    Mother Nature knows and She is the way and the solution.

  177. fierywoman says:

    Ooooo! I like all the colors !

  178. Lorrie U says:

    I posted on twitter & FB. Maybe we should mass twitter it to Rachel, Ed, Lawrence, etc.!