6th Aug, 2022

New Discussion Thread

Late Summer election season!

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Reposting because I think it is too important to be lost in a new thread. It is the very thing the rightwing would be afraid of – exposure in public media.

02.22.22 ‘The Scheme’: a senator’s plan to highlight rightwing influence on the supreme court

The Scheme: Sheldon’s Court Capture Speeches

17 videos 12,386 views Updated 2 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyg5hj7I21i1Aqcaym9TRFrpWjPN9_ms

The site should be a “must read” for everyone who reads here.

The coming Pluto return for the United States is the time to purge government in this country at all levels of lawmakers and/or judges who espouse following the “Powell Plan” in any way and to any extent and change laws they have passed that hurt the majority of citizens. The time is now and we, with our votes, are the instrument.

I got chills thinking of the changes we can start with this years midterms and with the number of actual voters advantage we have for the foreseeable future how quickly changes may come. The writing will be on the wall in less than 100 days. I am nearing 82 years and they can’t come fast enough!

Bob, thanks for posting Sheldon Whitehouse’s videos. He has been an articulate spokesperson about the power of dark money in our courts and the evil it brings.

Sheldon Whitehouse’s chart, with a noon birthday time… He was born 10/20/55 in NYC. I really like him and wonder about his chances for Dem presidential candidate. He has several things in Leo opposing the U.S. moon. Maybe that’s an obstacle? He will be 68 by Nov. 2024. Not too bad…

https://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?rs=2&btyp=w2gw&;&nhor=106

I also looked up his height. It’s 5.57 feet. Unfortunately, I think height can be a great asset in this case, so maybe that would act against him. The reason I say unfortunately is that appearances should not matter — but they do. However, if the person has enough intelligence and personal power, it may not matter.

Meant to also post this –

https://potus.com/presidential-facts/presidential-heights/

Starlight,

Great to see sign of a pulse from you!

Please think about writing a post. Please!

on thinking more about sheldon Whitehouse’s outline of how sneaky the supreme court capture occurred, it occurs to me to wonder if there has not also been some kind of polling propaganda capture to persuade the masses that Biden’s numbers are at rock bottom. I for one don’t believe it, but sadly many people will.

I just learned that Merrick Garland was lead prosecutor in the Oklahoma bombing case. How ironic the Jan 6th prosecutions also have govt subversive elements. Question to you more experienced astrologers – has anyone looked for astrological echos that might tie the two events and prosecutions?

I didn’t watch the Whitehouse video but the news reported that tips on Kavanaugh’s sexual history were sent directly to the White House and were not followed up on by the FBI.

kiwi,

So much can happen so quickly (aka this past week).
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Biden went a second term if he gets a firm edge in the Senate. He’s had some of the worse luck I’ve ever seen for a president in office. All he needs is to keep and gain some more wins before the fall election to tilt the senate solidly his way. We must remember that he got over 7M more votes than tRUMP. Never underestimate the deeply-resourceful Scorpio archetype. He’s made of raw hid and cat gut.

will, the phoenix…

As you know so.very well, arbo!

Here are the titles of each of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s essays and their length in time:

They may be selected to play one at a time or “Play All” will have them play one after the other automatically (Can be left at any time).

The Scheme Speech 1: The Powell Report May 25 2021 14:09

The Scheme Speech 2: Powell Groundwork June 8 2021 20:41

The Scheme Speech 3: The Latent Virus June 6 2021 14:53

The Scheme Speech 4: A New Constitutional Right for Dark … Jul 13 2021 25:05

The Scheme Speech 5: The Federalist Society Jul 28, 2021 9:23

The Scheme Speech 6: The Judicial Crisis Network Aug 5, 2021 25:07

The Scheme Speech 7: The Kavanaugh Operation September 20 2021 19:00

The Scheme Speech 8: Tu Quoque (You Too) October 27 2021 14:49

The Scheme 9: Amicus Flotillas Nov 16, 2021 21:34

The Scheme 10: Climate Obstruction and The Scheme December 9 2021 16:44

The Scheme 11: Faculty Lounge Report January 11 16:57

The Scheme 12: JCN’s Opening Salvo February 9 20:13

The Scheme 13: “Auditioning” for the Supreme Court March 15 14:17

The Scheme 14: Attacking Roe May 10 16:57

The Scheme 15: The Hothouse and WV v. EPA June 14 25:41

The Scheme 16: West Virginia v EPA pt. 2 Jul 14 17:05

The Scheme 17: The Captive Court August 2 14:31

Bob, I finally finished watching all of them. I confess to feeling a bit overwhelmed and depressed with the realization of the enormity of the problem, and with most people remaining blissfully unaware. No wonder today’s society is so F’d up. I imagine the monied schemers come from the same dark well that financed and supported Hitler and hated Roosevelt’s new deal.

If the Dems can take the Senate and hold onto the House in the midterms kiwi we (they?) can remove the laws that allowed their practices and/or make them illegal.

Controlling Congress and having a president willing to pass laws that are wanted by the majority of voters regarding a new, stronger, Roe v Wade, elections at all levels, taxing offshore accounts, reversing or removing Citizens United, and many others.

Yes, there is a lot but we can make it happen with our votes for people who think the same. If we make mistakes along the way we can correct them, but first we must get control of Congress because I believe the GOP will fight us on every point – there will be no help from them. Best not to expect bi-partisanship.

Kiwi,
RE: your August 6th, 2022 9:55 pm post.
“polling propaganda capture to persuade the masses that Biden’s numbers are at rock bottom. I for one don’t believe it, but sadly many people will.”

I’ve wondered about that as well. The numbers don’t make sense to me. Maybe they’ve been fudged” My niece believes Biden is senile. Of course, she lives in Texas where such propaganda flows more readily and easily.

August 7th, 2022 5:34 am
“I imagine the monied schemers come from the same dark well that financed and supported Hitler and hated Roosevelt’s new deal.”

I’ve sometimes imagined what the USA and the world would be like had we continued the New Deal beyond WWII to the present. We would all be better off I’m sure, better trained, better educated, better informed, with a lot less violence in the US.

Bob,
“If we make mistakes along the way we can correct them, but first we must get control of Congress because I believe the GOP will fight us on every point – there will be no help from them. Best not to expect bi-partisanship.”

My G-D what the R’s have become!

Your points would seem obvious, but some Dems continued to play the game as though their adversaries were honest devotees of what the Founders intended. It is my hope ALL Dems have awakened from our naive slumber.

If it walks like a fascist, talks like a fascist, and persecutes like a fascist, it’s probably a fascist. The R’s left the Constitution and the democratic ethos behind long ago. I don’t think there is any turning back for them.

IMHO, at no point in American history has it been more important to maintain control of the Congress.

havnt heard the newt gingrich name in a while – new book apparently
https://star4cast.com/newt-gingrich-another-gemini-blamed-for-the-gop-rot/

Kiwi,
Thank you for the Marjorie Orr link!
Looks like an informative book. Maybe that history will make at least a few R’s do a rethink.

Newt Gingrich, what a character!?!?
He was known to “have had his way” with several young female congressional aides on his desk. I’m not making this up! (Couldn’t he have used a couch? Was his desk the only furniture in his office?) On her deathbed, Newt served his wife divorce papers, insisting she sign them right then and there. In both above cases – Couldn’t wait, I guess.

Despite spending much too much time in odd places without his pants, he led the impeachment mob against Bill Clinton’s dalliance. When we write the encyclopedia of hypocrisy, I’m sure Newt’s photo will be useful as a visual aid.

The Dana Milbank book Marjorie Orr references, traces the beginning of the dark metamorphosis of the R party to Newt. But I trace it back to Nixon. Nixon made his ironic “deal with the devil,” leading and dirty tricking the party that abolished slavery into the “Southern Strategy.” Reagan and Bush senior took the same path. The R party lost its soul in the 1960’s, having traded it for racist votes.

With the October 25th solar eclipse (2 ’00 Scorpio) opposing the Republican Party’s natal Pluto at 1 ’30 Taurus (DOB March 20, 1854 Ripon Wi 6:30 pm) and sesqui-quadrate Trump’s natal Uranus/ progressed North Node conjunction (17 Gemini – expect the unexpected?) perhaps the DOJ will finally make their move as we approach the midterms. The clock is ticking……

Fake Electors May Provide Easiest Path for DOJ to Charge Trump

Bloomberg
July 23, 2022

(Bloomberg) — As Congressional hearings into Jan. 6 pause for an August break, the focus turns to the US Justice Department, which must decide whether to prosecute former President Donald Trump.

Although a House committee investigating the assault on the Capitol has laid out an array of potential crimes committed by the former president, experts say the easiest charges to prove may come from his attempts to submit lists of fake electors.

“The Jan. 6 committee has done an excellent job of putting together an evidentiary record that would be adequate to sustain a set of charges against former President Trump,” said Paul Rosenzweig, a former senior counsel during the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton. “But it would not surprise me if a DoJ indictment, in the end, is more narrowly drawn.”

Criminally charging a former president would be unprecedented. But the House committee has laid out evidence that Trump may have incited a riot and committed seditious conspiracy among other crimes, said Donald Ayer, former deputy attorney general under Republican President George H.W. Bush.

The use of false electors is the only aspect of Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results that the DOJ has confirmed is under investigation. Fake electors are also targets of an investigation a Georgia district attorney is conducting.

Continued…….

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/fake-electors-may-provide-easiest-path-for-doj-to-charge-trump-1.1795832

kiwi: Thanks for the link to Marjorie Orr on Newt Gingrich.

At the time Gingrich was most active, I was horrified and repulsed. I did not know how such a creature could have a place in American government. I thought he was a one off that would soon vacate the scene.

Then later when his name arose again after Trump became politically active, I checked out his chart and saw the similarity to Trump, I thought “What IS this?!”

The mutables – Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius… the wide ranging FIRE sign Sagittarius Moon – unlike, say the Moon in earth sign Virgo or the perhaps passive Moon in Pisces…

Food for thought. Yes. The hard aspects pretty much must be there for a person to have the energy to make his/her mark on the world. What they do with the hard aspects is another thing.

Many decades ago I thought – soft aspects: Good. Hard aspects: Bad.

Now it is more of a mystery to me as to what makes a person go good or bad.

Yesterday someone reminded me of Gandhi’s chart. Of course.

OK back to present time – At the beginning of the Trump presidency I noticed the preponderance of the signs Capricorn and Gemini in high posts – as in Jeff Sessions and the deputy DOJ ….
After the Insurrection, the Sun Signs seem more wide ranging… I haven’t kept track.

Eliseo – gonna educate myself on the “Southern Strategy”.

And I have yet to read all on Sheldon Whitehouse’s collection but yes, I believe it is required reading.

Thank you, Jerry!
Interesting! That would be a very compelling October surprise!

Sunstars,
The “Southern Strategy” was a conscious effort by Republicans to use coded language to get White Southern racists to vote R.
Up until that time, the South was solidly Dem.
Wikipedia has an article on it.

🙂 Thanks Eliseo gonna do the Wikipedia for starters

Sunstars, good point…thank you.

“Food for thought. Yes. The hard aspects pretty much must be there for a person to have the energy to make his/her mark on the world. What they do with the hard aspects is another thing.”

At this moment the FBI is at Mar-a-Lago, serving a warrant, searching 45’s home for documents. TFG has issued a statement complaining they even broke into his safe. TFG is not presently in Florida. He is in NY.

YAY!!

Eliseo,

“The Dana Milbank book Marjorie Orr references, traces the beginning of the dark metamorphosis of the R party to Newt. But I trace it back to Nixon. Nixon made his ironic “deal with the devil,” leading and dirty tricking the party that abolished slavery into the “Southern Strategy.” Reagan and Bush senior took the same path. The R party lost its soul in the 1960’s, having traded it for racist votes.”

True dat.

and,

Sunstars,

“YAY!”

How very satisfying.

Coincidence or not? 48 years, to the day, that nixon announced his resignation.

One tarot reader speculates that Trump possessed a whole treasure trove of highly classified intelligence documents/ state secrets in those boxes stored at Mar a Lago and that he had been selling the contents openly on the international market to the highest bidder such as Russia, China, North Korea etc. She further adds that Trump has approximately 8 off shore bank accounts used to facilitate the transfer of money for this purpose. Treasonous behavior? The US State Dept’s worst nightmare come true?

The following article by Vanity Fair was published nearly 2 years ago…….

How Many State Secrets Is Trump Going to Sell to Pay Off His Debts?

He might also spill just to screw over the country he thinks “cheated” him out of second term.

Vanity Fair
November 10, 2022

Despite the fact that Donald Trump and his allies have cranked their delusions re: a second term to an 11, the most likely scenario on January 20, 2021, is that Joe Biden is inaugurated the next president of the United States. At that point, Trump will just be another civilian. But the difference between him and your average guy on the street is that he, by his own admission, is in debt for $421 million. And also, that he’s been privy to four years of highly classified information, the kind assorted parties would be thrilled to get their hands on, and which a known con man who thinks he’s been cheated would probably have little issue parting with for the right price.

Of course, that might sound crazy and delusional if not for the fact that Trump has spent nearly his entire term in office making the solid case that he’s a national security risk, a threat that would seemingly become more acute once he leaves office. Per the Washington Post:

As president, Donald Trump selectively revealed highly classified information to attack his adversaries, gain political advantage, and to impress or intimidate foreign governments, in some cases jeopardizing U.S. intelligence capabilities. As an ex-president, there’s every reason to worry he will do the same, thus posing a unique national security dilemma for the Biden administration, current and former officials and analysts said.… Not only does Trump have a history of disclosures, he checks the boxes of a classic counterintelligence risk: He is deeply in debt and angry at the U.S. government, particularly what he describes as the “deep state” conspiracy that he believes tried to stop him from winning the White House in 2016 and what he falsely claims is an illegal effort to rob him of reelection.

“Anyone who is disgruntled, dissatisfied, or aggrieved is a risk of disclosing classified information, whether as a current or former officeholder. Trump certainly fits that profile,” David Priess, a former CIA officer and author of The President’s Book of Secrets, an accounting of the top secret intelligence briefings that presidents receive while in office, told the Post. While experts noted to the Post that presidents receive while in office, told the Post.

Continued……

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/11/donald-trump-debt-national-security

Jerry,
Very Interesting! Thank you!
BTW, the Vanity Fair article was from 2020, not 2022. Just so no one is confused. An easy typo to make.

Several stories are buzzing about Proud Boys & others planning more violence, all furious about the FBI “raid.” Some speculate DJT might escape to Russia. I would find that hilarious.

Was the tarot reader Linda G?
At the address below she mentions treason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1sgHqX7f-k

Interesting to me is that on Lion’s Gate August 8, which comes yearly —

Nixon resigned!

Trump’s home raided by FBI

Also, sleepy Joe is doing pretty damn good.

Hello everyone!

Hi Eliseo,

Yes. Thank you for mentioning it. 2020 is the correct year.

Oracle of Whimsy was the tarot reader I was referring to.

Angellight! Great to see you xoxo

When it rains it pours. Hope this can’t be undone.

https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1557029554266509313

I am hoping the search of Mar a Lago can provide evidence for treason. The warrant was signed by a Trump-appointed federal judge. I think the feds would make sure this was done right is was air-tight despite what aholes like McCarthy say.

Treason and sedition, a tasty combination.

I didn’t know what TGF meant so I looked it up. It means “The Former Guy”. That’s funny – I thought it meant “the fat goon” or something like that. (Will, you’ll think of a better one; Eliseo, when it comes to this guy, no insult is insulting enough – lol)

Sharon K, Thank you. xoxo

Ha ha. Sharon. TFG came about after Biden was elected and people were so fed up with mentioning Trumps name as president and so happy not to speak of him that they started referring him to him as the former guy and it stuck!

People were so over him and so happy not to talk about him at the beginning of the Biden administration but now of course he’s eating up all the news again and we can’t as a nation and as a world really move on past him sadly.

“America’s oldest president can now boast of a stronger legislative record in less than two years than either Obama or Bill Clinton achieved in eight. It turns out that low expectations are Biden’s secret weapon. it is worth emphasising what he has done in less than half of one. In the coming days, Biden will sign America’s first serious attempt to tackle global warming. His predecessors tried it and failed. Clinton got nowhere close to persuading the Senate to ratify the Kyoto Treaty on climate change in 1999. Obama’s 2009 cap and trade bill also foundered. Trump, of course, scrapped the executive actions to which Obama resorted after failing on Capitol Hill. Trump also pulled the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change. Biden has not only reversed Trump’s actions but is the first president to signal that the US means business on global warming. In contrast to Obama and Clinton, both of whom had large Senate majorities, Biden has done so with a 50:50 Senate. Perhaps lacking that cushion is good for party discipline. This week he will also sign the “Chips plus” act, which is America’s first stab at industrial policy since Ronald Reagan’s response to the rise of Japan in the 1980s. The bill puts tens of billions of dollars into public science research — the kind of money that in the 1950s resulted eventually in the internet. Biden’s climate and tax bill also for the first time gives the federal government the power to negotiate lower drugs prices. Again, Democrats have been losing to the pharmaceutical lobby for decades. Biden has broken that dam without much fanfare. The attention has been captured by the bill’s clean energy bonanza.”

https://www.ft.com/content/2f670481-f8ee-4f2a-83d2-856453d03a87

About Trump: The only way “out” is “through”. We have to see this aberrant time through to the end.

We have lost critical thinking, truthtelling in the US – and absconded to greed and power seeking primarily because of INEQUALITY.

The Constitution provides for EQUALITY. The farther we get away from the Constitution is the farther we as a people, as a nation, get into our lower selves.

There exists a sacred phrase as the essence of the idea of the Constitution: “PUBLIC SERVANT”.

….Jesus washing the feet of his Disciples.

Where has it gone? Temporarily it has gone to the last dregs of Pluto in Capricorn – typifying the worst of Capricorn – the greed, the hierarchy, the power mongering that we see now.

It’s just a phase….. we will move on. I am excited to see Pluto move into Aquarius in the coming months. I know the downside of Aquarius will likely come on us in the years to come, but for the initial move there will be contrast and perspective.

Aquarius positively is “For the People”.

Being Public Servants – yes – is rather Piscean – but it is For the People too.

As reported earlier; the August 11th Full Moon at 19 Aquarius will be activating the August 1st Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction. It will conjunct Saturn in t square to Uranus and the North Node. Could this suggest something may be emerging?

Transit Alert

Sunday Aug 14, 2022 5:28 PM EST

Mars at 26 ’45 Taurus trine Pluto at 26 ’45 Capricorn

Trump’s natal Mars at 26 ’46 is in the cross-hairs. It will be quincunxed by Pluto and squared by Mars.

Major developments in the Mar A Lago FBI seizure story at this time? Will Trump face charges?

Trump Could Be Charged with Violating Espionage Act

Political Wire
August 9, 2022

“The former chief of the Justice Department’s national security division said Tuesday that the search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., suggests that the former president could be charged with violating the World War I-era Espionage Act,” Yahoo News reports.

That law has traditionally been used to target government leakers, such as former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. But Mary McCord said it also “actually has provisions that apply to essentially the mishandling of classified material through gross negligence, permitting documents to be removed from their proper place, or to be lost, stolen or destroyed.”
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FBI Executes Search Warrant at Donald Trump’s Home At Mar-a-Lago by Glenn Kirschner

A legal barrier has been broken – a maiden legal voyage has been taken: the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home of former President Donald Trump. This is a historic law enforcement move by the Department of Justice.

Video: 12 min 30 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v4z_LAYyLI

Speaking of Aquarius, SS & Jerry, I had a really nice full-moon-in-19 Aquarius (conjunct my mercury & opp my moon/pluto) night last night – filled with spontaneity, fun, friendship, friendly encounters with people. I really, really needed it as it has been quite a while. I spend much of my time at home or visiting with family but the full moon in Aquarius gave me a feeling of freedom and love.

I am feeling a deep seated joy at watching the GOP become totally unglued over the mar a lago fallout!

Sunstars,.

Your 7:17AM post is pure poetry. Thank you for the elevated thoughts.

Jerry,

Nice work on fleshing out those transits. Thank you!

Sharon, Mazel tov on your Aquarian moon reverie. You deserved it.

Aww thank you, will.

Thanks, Will…:-)

I just finished taking the 15 hr CE course on Mass Shooters, and Extremists and it is very valuable information.

Basically, this is a path taken by those with grievances who develop an injury to their sense of self that is exacerbated by other events while on their live trajectories, so they try to create a social identity by identifying with and copying a past mass shooter, or are drawn into an extremist group. Many have firmly entrenched narcissism or paranoia personality traits, but not usually mental illness (e.g. bi-polarism, schizophrenia). The author of the course distinguishes between “far-right” and “alt-right” with the latter groups more extreme and cultivating a sense of victimhood, usually blaming a group for their plight (women who spurned them; immigrants who took their jobs away, etc.). Some of them turn to what they consider justifiable violence, whether lone wolves or part of an extremist subgroup.

What really caught my attention is that these are the very groups that Donald Trump, in his desperate search for supporters, cultivated and eventually motivated to lay siege to the Capitol. When asked about them at an earlier time, he said that “some of them are very fine people”. He told Biden — when he asked him in one of their debates “what would you say to the Proud Boys right now”? — “Stand down and stand by!” When you think about what that means in light of Jan. 6, it all starts making sense. So, one of these fine people tried to shoot up a FBI office today, and others have been slinging so many anti semetic insults at the judge who signed off on the search warrrant, that his synagogue cancelled a Sabbath-on-the beach event for this weekend. What a horror show!

Hi Will,

Yes. The timing is interesting! Here’s a rundown on the aspects for this week………

Astrology Aug 9-15 2022 – Aquarius Full Moon Karmic Grand Cross – plus many aspects

Video: 43 min 20 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUbjgSq8Fws

According to one editorial opinion, the US is now facing one of two stark choices, pointing to just what is at stake in the near future……..

Mar-a-Lago Raid Endgame: Donald Trump Gets Indicted or Wins 2024 Election

19Fortyfive
August 10, 2022

The unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home will have either one of two results—and almost certainly won’t have any middle ground.

Either the Justice Department and the FBI will be conquering heroes that finally slayed their dragon, or Trump will be re-elected in 2024.

First Option: The Justice Department finally has Trump dead to rights.

The FBI wouldn’t step out on this type of ledge without having everything lined up. They would have to know better than to overreach yet again—which only serves as a boon for Trump. This will likely lead to a Trump indictment, perhaps for mishandling of classified material with regards to the Presidential Records Act—the grounds for the search warrant.

Or possibly, the Presidential Records Act served as the legal grounds to secure a search warrant. The real target is evidence that of Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 riots and potentially criminal conduct to overturn the 2020 election—as the House Select Committee members have been telling us for months.

After years of false starts, the walls really have closed in on Trump, as MSNBC, Jennifer Rubin and others have promised us for so long. We were starting to doubt Rachel Maddow and the Morning Joe crew. That’s only because we didn’t know what evidence was amassing behind the scenes.

Continued……

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/08/mar-a-lago-raid-endgame-donald-trump-gets-indicted-or-wins-2024-election/

Jerry,
Just my opinion – but I think Trump will run in 2024 unless he is dead, regardless of his legal condition. If the R’s nominate him, he will lose by a greater margin than in 2020. If they nominate someone else, he will run as a third party candidate.

He will run if he is free. He will run if he is in prison. Let us recall, in 1920 Eugene V. Debs ran for president from prison, garnering a bit less than one million (3.4%) votes. It’s not unprecedented.

I heard WA Post reports part some of the documents the FBI obtained were nuclear secrets, but we don’t know yet whether that refers to OUR nuclear secrets, or another nation’s, or possibly both. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg come to mind. What does anyone need with nuclear documents in their basement?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/11/garland-trump-mar-a-lago/

Correction: That is top secret nuclear documents

Fox News contributor: Republicans rushing to defend Trump shows they don’t belong in government

https://www.rawstory.com/fox-contributor-republicans-rushing-to-defend-trump-without-information-shows-they-don-t-belong-in-government/

It might be the right time to ask again why the Saudis give Jared Kushner $2B.

https://twitter.com/StevenBeschloss/status/1557965648692592641?s=20&t=QJQaMN_i2xiY6JqJ3Y5elw

Inflation Reduction Act will be ‘life-changing’ for Black and Latino seniors

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/12/inflation-reduction-act-black-latino-american-seniors-prescripton-drugs?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hi Eliseo,

I think the dynamics are obvious. If the inferences/ allegations are proven; selling highly classified stolen material (nuclear secrets?) to the highest bidder on the open market (that would include ones adversaries) is a grievous offense, enough to constitute treason. The least that can be said about it is that it would automatically block one from running for public office.

Jerry,
Your logic is excellent, but is based on a popular and understandable but false definition. You are certainly right as to Trump’s betraying nature, and it sure feels like and smells like treason in the generic sense to you and to me. I have no doubt he has betrayed the US and our allies on multiple occasions.

But treason under the US Constitution is very narrow and limited, the concept applied only in the context of time of war. It is defined specifically, in Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution as: “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

This is why Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who supplied the Russians with our nuclear bomb making documents, were convicted and executed in the 1950’s for espionage, not treason. We were not at war with the Soviet Union.

On June 16, 1918 Eugene V. Debs made an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, protesting US involvement in World War I. For this he was arrested under the Espionage Act of 1917, convicted for sedition, and sentenced to serve ten years in prison. (Fortunately for him President W.G. Harding commuted his sentence later.) Nevertheless, it was from prison he ran for president in 1920.

By today’s standards Debs likely would not be arrested or convicted for espionage, such were the prejudicial sentiments of that time as opposed to the present. But the Rosenbergs would be. And so would Trump, if he sold any classified material to a highest bidder, or made contact with them with intent to sell same. That would certainly nail him for the Espionage Act, and we’ve likely already got him for sedition.

But back to the Honorable Mr. Debs. If he could run for president while in prison, I know of no technical or legal reason why Trump could not do likewise. I’m not saying he will. There are a number of factors that might mitigate against it, I’m only saying he could or might.

Angellight: I liked what you posted.

Eliseo! Thanks for putting that together for us.

sunstars: Thank you.

I can’t imagine Trump will be doing much of anything in prison… beyond maybe what his buddy Epstein did to himself.

Better keep the motherf——- on suicide watch, is all I’m saying.

Either that, or he’ll suffer a complete nervous breakdown, go bonkers and stroke-out or die of a heart attack when he realizes the gig truly is up for him this time, and there’s no amount of lying and swindling that can get him out of the mess he’s made.

He’ll be a non-factor as a candidate in 2024.

Truly, this is the beginning of his end.

“A judge on Friday reportedly denied a request to dismiss the Manhattan tax fraud case against the Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.

Why it matters: Friday’s denial allows the case to move forward to a trial in October, the New York Times reports.”

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/12/trump-organization-tax-fraud-manhattan

New York City health officials identify polio in wastewater samples, urge people to get vaccinated!

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/12/new-york-city-polio-wastewater-samples

Dare I say Bob and Jerry were right!

BuckeyeShadow,
I keep wondering if he might flee the country for a nation with no extradition treaty with the US. Russia, maybe? Saudi Arabia?

I think the more important question will be whether the R. party is a factor in the 2024, 2026, and 2028 elections. As they’ve evolved into an anti-democratic, neo-fascist criminal enterprise, how much longer must we endure their presence in our political system? Will Pluto in Aquarius sweep them away? Or might they hang on for a while longer?

The October surprise could begin on October 10th or 11th if tRump is in the Eastern time zone. It could be fought almost daily for the rest of the month.

Hi Eliseo,

There may be a grey area there as you pointed out. I had the impression treason under the laws enumerated in the US constitution disbarred a US citizen from running for public office. So…….. not taking anything for granted I humbly consulted Mr Google (the internet) on that vexing issue and here’s what I found………

Extracted from the Congressional Research Service

The Insurrection Bar to Office: Section 3 of the
Fourteenth Amendment

The Disqualification Clause

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment provides:

No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-
President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who,
having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or
as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Congressional Research Service

https://crsreports. congress.gov

In short, Section 3 disqualification appears to apply to any covered person who has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and thereafter either (1) engages in insurrection or rebellion against the United States or (2) gives aid or comfort to the enemies of the United States, unless a supermajority of Congress “removes such disability.”

Enacted in the aftermath of the Civil War, Section 3 seems specifically designed for the Reconstruction Era but may be applicable to modern times as well. Section 3 was for the most part used only for the short period between its ratification and the 1872 enactment of the Amnesty Act. The Amnesty Act removed the
disqualification from most Confederates and their sympathizers and was enacted by a two-thirds majority of Congress in accordance with the terms of Section 3. Some argue the Amnesty Act operates retrospectively. In a recent case, Cawthorn v. Amalfi, discussed in this Legal Sidebar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found that the Act does not apply to later insurrections or treasonous acts.

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment does not expressly require a criminal conviction, and historically, one was not necessary. Reconstruction Era federal prosecutors brought civil actions in court to oust officials linked to the Confederacy, and Congress in some cases took action to refuse to seat Members. Congress last used Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1919 to refuse to seat a socialist Congressman accused of having given aid and comfort to Germany during the First World War, irrespective of the Amnesty Act. The Congressman, Victor Berger, was eventually seated at a subsequent Congress after the Supreme Court threw out his espionage conviction for judicial bias. Recently, various
groups and organizations have challenged the eligibility of certain candidates running for Congress, arguing that the candidates’ alleged involvement in the events surrounding the January 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol render them ineligible for office. No challenges have to date resulted in the disqualification of any candidate.

To Whom Does Section 3 Apply?

According to the text of Section 3, the bar against office-holding applies to Members of Congress,
officers of the United States, members of state legislatures, and state executive or judicial officers, who previously swore an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and later break that oath by committing the acts mentioned. The offices to which such persons are then barred include seats in Congress, membership in the Electoral College, and any civil or military office under the United States or any state. Although not expressly referenced, the bar appears historically to have applied to judgeships.

There is an argument that because the President is not covered explicitly by the provision, the presidency itself is exempt from the disqualification. In contrast, the Impeachment Clause of the Constitution explicitly applies to the “President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,” which suggests that the President might not be a “civil Officer of the United States” whose oath of office would subject him to possible disqualification. However, it may be more likely that the office of the President is included as an office under the United States (unlike Members of Congress and electors, which may be why they are expressly included), so that any person subject to the disqualification is ineligible to serve as President. One scholar notes that the drafting history of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment suggests that the office of the President is covered:

During the debate on Section Three, one Senator asked why ex-Confederates “may be elected
President or Vice President of the United States, and why did you all omit to exclude them? I do not
understand them to be excluded from the privilege of holding the two highest offices in the gift of
the nation.” Another Senator replied that the lack of specific language on the Presidency and Vice-
Presidency was irrelevant: “Let me call the Senator’s attention to the words ‘or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States.’”

In the January 2021 article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House of
Representatives, citing Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, appears to have presumed that the
Disqualification Clause would operate as a bar against President Trump continuing to serve as President,

LSB10569

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/LSB/LSB10569

https://twitter.com/Hbobrow1Hbobrow/status/1558219546628165640

@Hbobrow1Hbobrow
MSNBC confirms that the “Espionage Act” being used in the warrant means that there was evidence that Trump had transferred information to a third party (foreign gov’t or organization).

This is a whole new level of treachery.

That last line was part of the tweet, not my comment.

Jerry,
You are right. It IS a grey area! My understanding is that had Trump been convicted by the US Senate after either of his impeachments, he would then be ineligible to run or hold any high office. That would have been my preference for him. But he wasn’t convicted.

As I read the text you submitted, the issue of his eligibility to run again seems unclear either way. It is looking like federal level indictments, plus NY State, and Georgia state indictments are on the horizon for him. I for one, certainly hope he is convicted on multiple charges. Theoretically, a sedition conviction should be a barrier in his way, but neither the Donald, nor the current so called Republicans seem to be willing to actually obey the law.

The irony I see is that were he to run, legally or illegally, I think he would lose by a larger margin than he did in 2020. I’m really ambivalent about the issue. I’d rather a stumblebum fool like Donald lead the far right and fail, rather than a smarter, smoother autocrat like Desantis run and actually succeed and win. Any way you look at it, it appears we are in for a wild and unpleasant ride.

My ex-FBI pal, now an attorney called me today. We chatted for a while, agreeing that in the long run, the R party is simply not sustainable. They’ll likely be causing trouble for a while, but they are behaving like lemmings headed for the edge of the cliff.

Hi Eliseo,

Now that the cat is out of the bag, much discussion has been swirling around in the media regarding whether Trump will be able to run in 2024.

Neal Katyal, Former Solicitor General of the United States touches on the legal implications of the alleged violations at the 2 minute mark…….

Trump’s Declassification Defenses Won’t Hold Up In A Criminal Trial Says Katyal

Video: 5 min 49 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmW5oWhY8sw

interesting read
https://star4cast.com/donald-trump-flying-high-above-the-real-world/

Bob & Jerry,
Firstly, I must echo Sharon K’s comment from her August 12th, 2022 – 6:25 pm posting. You guys hit some genuine home runs with your astrology calculations and observations. Thank You!

Jerry,
Thank You for the link wherein Neal Katyal clarifies why if convicted of the second offense of the three he mentioned, the Donald would be ineligible for any and all public offices. He obviously understands law and the Constitution better than do we. I am grateful for the homework you did on that.

Eliseo I receive more than I give from you and from all those who contribute here. I am at fault for not expressing my thanks as I should.

When I think of tRump I get a feeling of him being banished to an island a la Napoleon Bonaparte’s sentence.

Who do you think identified the most important (ie, valuable for sale) documents to keep? It’s been pointed out he doesn’t read and isn’t smart enough to understand anything that’s not short and bulleted. Except maybe the bit about Macron which is probably kompromat. He had to have help sorting out what to keep and what to send to the national archives when it was requested.

I pay little attention to most tarot readers. I have reason to take their commentaries and observations far less seriously than those of competent astrologers. I nevertheless like this gal. She’s quite sober with IMO good mental & emotional clarity. She appears, again IMO to have a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of archetypes in process.

Donald goes nuclear. Did he just fall over his own tripwire? Did the cards just predict a penalty?
Ellie Dreams Down Under

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haflEWaZfJ8

Les,
“It’s been pointed out he doesn’t read and isn’t smart enough to understand anything that’s not short and bulleted.”

Excellent point, Les!
I suspect one or more learning disabilities. Possibly dyslexia which was never overcome? Plus a truly bad and belligerent attitude toward learning, developed as a self defense?

In any case, his disinclination to read and inability to understand begs the question. With whom might he be in collusion? A foreign asset or agent within his inner circle? Secondly, who might be the informant(s) who alerted the FBI to the presence of the 20 boxes the Donald held back? How did he, she, or they know the boxes, among other things contained highly sensitive, nuclear state secrets?

The Donald story gets weirder and weirder. Some day some genius writer, (W. Shakespeare returned?) will write a new Hamlet/King Lear story, the tragedy of the most bizarre president of US & world history, a man comfortable with risking the lives (nuclear secrets) of his entire nation plus those of US allies, over a billion people, to assuage his narcissistic ego.

Addendum:
My ex-FBI pal pointed out the documents will be perused for fingerprints. Unless he/she/they used gloves, the FBI will determine what unauthorized persons may have handled them.

Carved in stone in the Original Headquarters Building (OHB) of the Central Intelligence Agency

“And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”

This says trump was holding the details on America spies. Who was he selling this to? Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, or Russia? Or all of them?

https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-trump-raid-documents-could-reveal-intel-sources-us-payroll-1733230

Speculation is that if
(A) Trump is indicted,
and (B) R’s take the House in Nov. 2022,
they will persecute top Dems like Nancy Pelosi with endless investigations, and the door will be opened for each successive presidential administration to charge the previous one of opposite party with corruption, jail them, etc. i.e. descent into banana republic politics.

BUT… Several astrologers (and psychics) believe the Dems will retain the House and Senate. I’m wondering if for strategic reasons, Trump indictments only come AFTER the Nov. election. Does anyone, on the basis of your astrological work, have any idea as to when or if Trump might be indicted?

Australian tarot reader, Ellie’s reading suggests the Donald will slip away to another country when it becomes obvious to him his only other alternative is to spend the rest of his life in jail. But…wherever he lands, it will not be pleasant or kind to him. He will be miserable there.
The video lasts less than 7 minutes.

Donalds great escape
Aug 11, 2022 Ellie Dreams Down Under
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb8u3ui5osg

Trump NJ – Natal Chart Relocated, Jun 14 1946, 10:54 am, EDT +4:00
Bedminster NJ, 40°N40’50”, 074°W38’45”

Saturn transits to tRump’s relocated natal for the next year starting today:

Aug 23 2022 Sat 21°Aq12′ Sxt Mon 21°Sg12′ Tr-Na
Oct 10 2022 Sat 18°Aq44′ Opp EqA 18°Le44′ Tr-Na
Nov 4 2022 Sat 18°Aq44′ Opp EqA 18°Le44′ Tr-Na
Dec 18 2022 Sat 21°Aq12′ Sxt Mon 21°Sg12′ Tr-Na
Jan 5 2023 Sat 22°Aq56′ Tri Sun 22°Ge56′ Tr-Na
Jan 11 2023 Sat 23°Aq33′ Sqr MC 23°Ta33′ Tr-Na
Feb 8 2023 Sat 26°Aq47′ Opp Mar 26°Le47′ Tr-Na
Mar 1 2023 Sat 29°Aq18′ Opp Asc 29°Le18′ Tr-Na

The word “trumpery” appeared in the 15th century with the meanings “deceit” or “fraud”. 100 years later, it was being applied to objects of no value. Then in the 1900’s, it came to mean “showy but worthless”. Today, it is equated with “treasonous shitweasel”.

https://twitter.com/Strandjunker/status/1558498767703269376?s=20&t=Q2GmXfJ7XXughh65bDG0ww

China and Taiwan: World War?

Video: 14 min 37 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SddMDlo2NWs

Ex-Clinton aide implies ‘President of France’ file found at Trump’s home during Mar-a-Lago raid could be valuable to Putin as ‘kompromat’

https://www.yahoo.com/now/ex-clinton-aide-implies-president-095057822.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @Yahoo

Armed Trump supporters hold protest outside FBI Phoenix offices Saturday

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/armed-trump-supporters-hold-protest-outside-fbi-phoenix-offices-saturday/ar-AA10DEpa

Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I.

“it is one of the most bizarre loop de loops in Donald Trump’s dark, crazy reign over Republicans that he turned a party that was pro-law and order and anti-Evil Empire into a party that trashes the F.B.I. and embraces Vladimir Putin.

It is the greatest con of the century’s greatest con man: hijacking his own party.

The Republicans are echoing “unhinged leftists from 1968,” Tom Nichols, The Atlantic writer, noted Friday on “Morning Joe.” “‘The F.B.I. is the enemy, the F.B.I. is the Gestapo, the F.B.I. is the enemy within.’”

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/13/opinion/trump-sics-the-gop-on-the-fbi.html?smid=tw-share

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-governors-rebuke-party-members-outrageous-rhetoric-over-trump-search/ar-AA10EvyJ?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c64e2bb8f08b42bda7ccafbc7bf5cc6d

GOP governors repuke outrageous anit-FBI rhetoric by people like Senator Rick Scott from FL & all the usual extremist suspects & ass-kissers.

TEST

Due to the positions of transiting Saturn and Pluto in these times the progressions of tRump’s anlunar or demi-anlunar’s yield 3 consecutive negative days every 6 or 7 days. Just eyeballing the charts it looks like the 4 days preceding and the 4 days following those 3 days contain other negative hits revealed by further progression of the charts.

I can believe that he is stressed every day without fail now.

It’s time to treat the Republican Party itself as a terrorist organization and a grave threat to the U.S. it is beyond any reason or rationale why these folks should remain enthralled to that narcissistic fool. They want an idiot king so badly that they will follow him straight off a ledge into a ravine.

They don’t get to take the rest of us and this country with them.

Seems like a goodly percentage of the world has become morally and culturally retarded. On the Left – “Defund the police!”
On the Right – “Defund the FBI!”
The mainstream media and the social media foment our distraction and lack of meaningful focus. We get emotionally involved in pseudo existential crises while ignoring the real existential crises of our time.

Eliseo: I do not know abt on the right but most people on the left that I know, no, all the people I know on the left do not want the police defunded. We want more police.

BuckeyeShadow,
I agree with you entirely. I hear your frustration. It makes no sense to those of us who are not addicted to the Donald. The R party has become a clear and present danger, not just to the US, but to the entire world.

I see their extremism as compulsive. They are compelled to go further and deeper into madness with each successive step. Continuing to support a man who has betrayed the nation, fomenting violence against the FBI, rejecting the rule of law; as dangerous as all this is, I think it even more dangerous for them. With each successive step, more extreme than the previous one, they are marching themselves like lemmings toward the precipice of history. May they fall off that cliff soon and with them all the political insanity in their cortege.

Angellight,
Of course, sensible people on the Left want more police, better trained police, not to defund them. I was referring to the loud extremes. When the Right goes absolutely nuts, it’s hard for some on the Left to not react by becoming a bit imbalanced themselves. It’s OK to believe our view is more correct than someone else’s, but also wise to remember we all have our blind spots. Humility is the child of wisdom.

Saudi Arabia has long wanted to be able to make a nuclear bomb. It is very plausible they now have the info to do so. If they attack us with a nuclear bomb supplied by Trump & Co. and the payment was 2 billion $$ supposedly to Jared Kushner, well many warned, but it will be too late.

Eliseo, thank you for your explanation.

Nandini Jammi, @nandoodles –HOLY SHIT: @NewsGuardRating just downgraded @FoxNews
‘ official rating from “Green — Trustworthy” to “Red — proceed with caution.” THIS IS HUGE.

‘It’s All Going To Hell For Fox News As They Reportedly Lose Their Certification As Trusted News Source, Face Losing Top Advertisers And Tons Of Money”

https://polinews.org/its-all-going-to-hell-for-fox-news-as-they-reportedly-lose-their-certification-as-trusted-news-source-face-losing-top-advertisers-and-tons-of-money/ via @PoliTribune

Angellight, I think the Saudis want a bomb to balance Iran’s progress in getting one. Will they attack us? Well, the 911 “terrorists” may have had help from their government but maybe not. The U.S., I believe, has felt it had to cultivate good relations with SA for varied reasons. Was it right for the Saudis to get info to make a bomb from Trump or his allies? Of course not…but I don’t think they would use it against us. They just want it for defense and as a counter threat to Iran. Israel & the West do not trust Iran but the same is true of many ME Suni majority countries, I think.

Feds take Trump’s passports. He might be staying a while.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11113825/Trump-claims-FBI-agents-seized-three-PASSPORTS-Mar-Lago-raid.html

Sharon K, bless you because you cannot think on that level of evil. I hope you are right, but I put nothing pass these evil, crazed men who have no soul or conscience.

Eliseo,

“But…wherever he lands, it will not be pleasant or kind to him. He will be miserable there.”

Oh, nooooooooooooooooooo!

Re: TFG’s passports, I’ve seen several explanations, mostly saying it’s just another attempt by 45 to distract from the real issue which is his taking classified documents. It’s possible the passports were stored with the documents, in which case they would have been taken because they were commingled items. They may also have been taken because they’re identifying items, ie, they show that the documents were in his possession as supported by the identification items (passports). A former FBI espionage agent on Maddow last night said that passports are rarely taken away from someone unless they’ve already been indicted and they’re deemed a flight risk or just before indictment, which he dismissed as very unlikely as there’s still an ongoing investigation.

I loved Liz Cheney’s “concession” speech, and how she proudly stood for honesty and patriotism, a trait sadly lacking in many people today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R1Nu23nx2o

The Mystery of The Seizure And Subsequent Return of Donald Trump’s Passports . . . Solved? by Glenn Kirschner

Video: 11 min 25 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWb7itW4i-I

To All:

This was forwarded to me by our sometimes Starlightnews.com participant who goes by Fierywoman. It resonated with me and thought I’d pass it on.

It has been a while since I sent out a newsletter. I did, in fact, write one that was ready to go out last week between August 8 and August 15, but it didn’t feel right – so I discarded it. I have been doing a lot of thinking about all kinds of things- the world, events, astrology, the purpose of astrology, what all this chaos means, why we must go through it, when is it going to end, and on and on and on. So many questions and so little clarity. I am sure you, my readers, feel the same. I know I am preaching to the choir.

I juggled several topics. Then I had a fortuitous lunch with a high school friend of mine from Chicago. We’ve known each other since we were kids in Chicago schools. We recently met at the Reservoir in Lafayette and rented a paddle boat (mind you it was bright blingy magenta too) and wiled away an hour of paddling on this glorious lake talking about this and that. We talked about a lot of things – questioning our next steps in life – and he, in his profound wisdom, listened and helped me sort out what it was I wanted to write. Thank you, Michael B, you always show up at the right time.

Mars is the topic. Its affect and how that affect can stir up things. Mars is the warrior of the zodiac. Archetypically, Mars goes into battle to fight the fight. It is a very task-oriented energy and when in a younger format can be quite reactive without being strategic in its expression. When and if it matures, it can be very forthright and strategic. The key thing for Mars energy is to listen and really hear what others are saying, doing, and pivoting with that information. And information is the topic because in a few days Mars enters Gemini, the information junky of the zodiac.

Mars usually takes about six weeks, but we are moving into a Mars retrograde season, which really pencils out to about six months of serious reviewing, listening, discovering, and being surprised all at the same time about information in our world and our personal lives. The question is how will you the individual use this cycle to the best of your ability? And to better your life and produce the right strategy or direction for your next life steps?

Mars will be in Gemini starting on Friday August 19, 2022 but doesn’t start its retrograde movement until October 30, 2023. For many that will feel like relief, a lighter touch than this last week’s disturbing news. Mars hit the fixed star of Algol, Medusa’s Eye, at 25? to 26? Taurus between August 8 and August 15. Salman Rushdie got stabbed in the neck (Algol), the FBI walked away with a bunch of boxes from Mar A Lago and China keeps threatening Taiwan, Russia threatens Ukraine both my shooting dangerous missiles (Mars). Yikes.

So, what’s next? Though the retrograde of Mars in Gemini begins later this fall, its ingress into Gemini puts it in the information ‘neighborhood’ that bears watching. This happens sooner than later because Mars quickly passes over the retrograde degree of 8? Gemini 07’ on Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5. Then when it finishes its retrograde in mid-January 2023, it is at that same degree again. Then turning direct, it returns to the original October 30, 2022 degree of 25? Gemini 36’. So, there you go – six months not six weeks!

Side effects: Some of the ‘side effects’ of Mars slowing down can be a reduction of energy and mental motivation. People who have their Sun signs in Gemini are often affected by this because Mars often acts as an irritant when in retrograde motion. The former president of the USA is a Gemini Sun/Sagittarius Moon. He is born on a TOTAL Lunar Eclipse and this retrograde Mars cycle is hitting him for six months. This could be a very difficult period for health and vitality and, frankly, control. I don’t want to spend a lot of time on his chart because this newsletter is for you the readers.

You: You could experience a slowing down of energy and mental agility that could begin as soon as the Mars Gemini ingress on August 19. If there are any record or bookkeeping tasks that require your best mental gymnastics, do them now rather than later.

Gemini energy is the bumble bee going from place to place with this idea or that thought and never landing on anything permanently while continually pollinating information networks. This endless activity is necessary so that the nectar is taken back to the hive, so honey is produced. Those bees must do their work. Mars transits through Gemini are not the best cycles for peaceful sleep. One way to ameliorate its effects is to set up an exercise program to slough off the nervous energy that this transit often fosters.

Energy sidetracked: Mental motivation and curiosity often get sidetracked with Mars retrograde. We are trying to find that answer but are distracted by something else. The cosmic ADHD cycles. We feel as though we can’t think straight and often are distracted trying to focus on one thing while another thing interrupts the process. Write down the thoughts, the ideas, or make a video or recorded note in your phone and come back to it later. Remember – the mind operates like a bumble bee – not landing on anything for very long during this time.

Sometimes that isn’t so bad as it also forces each of us to examine the area of our chart through which it is traveling to start sorting out thoughts, ideas, insights, ideas for papers or reports, essays, presentations, or something related that doesn’t give a clear direction. We question ourselves, our ideas, our purpose. It can also mean getting lost while driving our cars even in a familiar neighborhood!

USA Chart: Most importantly, this Mars retrograde occurs directly on the Mars at 21? Gemini in the USA Declaration of Independence chart formed on July 4, 1776 at 5:13 PM, Philadelphia, PA. Mars in Gemini in this chart is in the seventh house open enemies, legal matters, trials, litigation. The seventh house is also the house of long-term relations, and this is often a time when many questions arise regarding these long-term relations and their viability. It is an angular Mars, too, which is more contentious, and, in this world, the USA has NOT been in a war in its 246 years for only about 20 years! It is still a teenager, when you think about it, belligerent, wanting to drive the nice car without the license! When you think of how much older the rest of the world is – this might explain the constant fighting we have with each other as well as the world. After this Mars retrograde, we get to our ‘late teen’ years where we start to make some sense. Lest I get sidetracked…here is another…

Mars also rules manufacturing, suggesting that with any bill like the recent Inflation Reduction Act, it goes through hoops trying to find vendors, and manufacturers to make changes and reduce inflation and this won’t happen overnight – it just won’t. Meanwhile, while all this is going on, our open enemies continue to rattle swords like China and Russia and those sword rattles and threats will continue for the next few months unless someone gets too close to targets that are being used to tease us and misses – yes, Mars retrograde in Gemini is mis-firing. I often think of Mars retrograde in air signs are like a tea kettle that is whistling, evaporating all its water into steam, and getting hotter and hotter and eventually dissipating, and getting turned off or the pot burns. Will the pot burn or not? I all depends on misfired words…Mars retrograde.

Mars squares Neptune in the USA Chart: In the USA chart Mars is square (that’s stressful) the country’s Neptune in Virgo. I often think of this aspect as news on the front page today that moves quickly to the middle or the back page over time because the public loses interest. American focus is not always at its best during a time like this, this square can get easily distracted. Additionally for the last few years, the transit of Neptune in Pisces has been opposite the USA Neptune in Virgo (still not finished) while squaring the USA Mars in Gemini. This is what we call a T-square, and the answer is always found in that open corner, which is Sagittarius, our country’s rising sign, its identity. Sagittarius is a sign that rules either truth or stories that just have a small element of truth. Mars retrograde in Gemini is about unraveling the stories, papers, thoughts all in the attempt to separate truth from fiction and it could take – yes – 6 months!

Mental exhaustion is very common during these cycles. Starting a daily mental practice that keeps you calm and healthy is very important for maintaining balance in these next few weeks. Starting now shores you up for the big stuff at the end of the year.

So, what do we do with this? Do we run for the hills and ignore things that need to change in our lives? Do we throw our hands up and let others figure it out avoiding our own responsibilities of researching ideas or thoughts or visions for something we’ve thought about doing? That would be the easy route, but in the end, you are left with asking the same questions almost six months with a lot of wasted time.

Suggestion: Instead, try a different route. Become more curious, ask more questions, learn new techniques that make you a better communicator. Take a mediation class or better, a meditation class. Go through your library and find books you’ve been meaning to read that you aren’t going to read and give them to someone who will. Go through papers, files, boxes of things you thought you wanted to learn or teach or study but which you’ve outgrown.

Clear your space and clear your head. Lots of new things are starting in early 2023. You want to be ready to dance with your future. Arm yourself with facts, read things that have nothing to do with your chosen profession, but which fascinate you and will distract you from the problems you are having at the job. This gives your subconscious time to rest and figure things out while you are doing something else. Learn something new without the worry about whether you will finish or not. Make an appointment assessing that health thing you’ve intuitively known you need to do but avoided.

Use the part of your brain that has been taking a long nap and been on recess. Conscious distraction and physical activity are the lightning rods supporting changes is upcoming cycle. At the entrance to my home, I’ve had a little sign for years, that someone found at Unity Center in Walnut Creek where I used to lecture, and it sums things up beautifully:

“Good morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a good day”

Announcement: The new 2023 Starcycles Cheat Sheet will be available around August 20…check out http://www.starcycles.com to download directly into your computer or phone for $6.95 – we haven’t changed the price and is a good value for an overview of the upcoming year’s transits and cycles. It includes a written forecast for each sign (or Ascendant) for 2023 and a color-coded graphic.

Saturday December 3, 2022 I am speaking at NCGR Boston on Age Cycles. Here’s the link to register: https://starcycles.com/live-events/

Many of you have asked if I am doing private sessions – not yet – but…I am working on new things – taking my own advice.
Warm regards,
Georgia Stathis

P.O. Box 15553
Clearwater FL 33766
USA

thanks Will

Very interesting & well done, Will. Thanks from me, too. Reminds me of a neuroscientist I heard being interviewed on NPR today about her book, “Smashing Mindset”, which sounds like it’s about consciously shaking up the brain by varying what we do, so it’s new & revitalized. Anyway, I enjoyed Fiery Woman’s thoughts & guidance & will refer back to it.

Names will not be revealed in a redacted affidavit if there is one.

Judge considers redactions to Mar-a-Lago SW affidavit; Lindsey Graham’s hypocrisy re: Trump crimes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST2a1jxHxMs

I am gettiing so sick of the media’s wall to wall coverage of the latest trump squirrel – once again. Will they ever learn?

Could Dem leadership be holding back a salvo of major hits against tRump and his followers (his arrest, indictment, charged with violation of the espionage act, and other charges stemming from his stealing files he was not entitled to have ar Mar-A-Lago [those could be dragged out to fill until early October]) to strike an irreversible blow so close to the midterm elections in hopes of creating a “Blue Tsunami” that sweeps their party into power in all levels of government across the country. Just in time for the Sibly chart Pluto return.

They likely have what they need to prosecute those cases now but an October succession of those acts would be strongest strategically.

What say you counselor will (and/or others?)

Bye the bye will I have some boxes of papers I would like to store in your basement until January 21, 2025.

I chose you as Chicago’s suburbs are not far from Rockford.

On or around October 8th transiting Saturn will cross tRump’s natal East Point, an exact square in right ascension to his natal MC before continuing on to conjoin his ascendant in longitude and right ascension in November or December depending on his location.

A fall from grace or flat on his face?

Correction.

Transit Saturn will conjoin tRump’s West Point and move onto his Desc in Nov or Dec depending on his location.

The West Point conjunction (square to his MC in right ascension) will happen on or around Oct 8.

Apologies. My memory and eyesight both fail me at times.

Bob, it sounds like you have been right so far and from all that I’m reading about the NY trial, as well as Trump’s CPA’s trial, the GA case against Trump, the upcoming Jan 6 hearings (there will probably be at least 1 before the election)…he will surely fall flat on his face.

I read a quote by McConnell today bemoaning the poor quality of certain Republican Senate candidates that could hurt the Republican’s chances to take the Senate, but he feels they may take the House.

Thank you for scoping this out for us.

Bob,

I have been wondering about the same, regarding the Dems and their takedown of Trump. He’s turned out to truly be an outsized avatar of the deepest-seated issues in this country that are being highlighted during the US Pluto Return, namely unaccountable privilege, racist and male chauvinist elitism, and authoritarianism.

The J6 hearings and scrutiny of his corruption and wrongdoings have closely paralleled our Pluto Return. With one more pass yet to come in a few months before Pluto makes its first dip into the Aquarius energy early next year, it certainly would seem that there’s a massive culmination brewing that severely damages if not outright destroys Trump and his crime family.

I believe he will go to prison. Even a few years there would represent a massive victory in favor of elite accountability (a former President and rich white guy going to PRISON?!?!?), and he very well may not survive it due to his age, questionable physical health, and his delusional mental state.

It’s also become evident that the Republican Party is no longer in the hands of an old guard Conservative elite (e.g. the Cheneys, Bushes, etc), but rather has been taken over by some of the darkest and most I’ll-informed reactionary elements in US society that were generally held at bay on the fringes during more recent modern times… bats—- cray cray individuals like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Jim Jordan. etc.

Even if Trump falls, I’m not sure that the end of the Republican Party will be as clear cut at this point. Even in the face of damning evidence, it’s clear that many of these people will continue to support him unquestioningly, buying his victim-persecution story and seeing him as some sort of savior-martyr of their plight. They may lose him as a rallying point, though I’m sure there will be no shortage of other charlatans (e.g. DeSantis) who are already all too eager to lay claim to his gold-plated commode-throne.

The only way to beat back these fools is through systemic political reforms that empower and encourage greater, rather than less, participation. Pluto in Aquarius looks quite promising in this regard, but we still have to navigate the transition of these next few election cycles.

I put in for 10 years of Pluto transits to the Sibly chart.

Pluto returns in longitude to natal and progressed Sibly Pluto:

SIBLY – Jul 4 1776 NS, 5:10 pm, LMT +5:00:39
Philadelphia PA, 39°N57’08”, 075°W09’51”

Feb 20 2022 Na
Jul 11 2022 Na
Dec 28 2022 Na

Mar 1 2023 Sp
Jul 5 2023 Sp

Jan 6 2024 Sp

Pluto returns to Sibly chart Pluto in right ascension:

SIBLY – Philadelphia – Natal Chart
Jul 4 1776 NS (Jun 23 1776 OS), 5:10 pm, LMT +5:00:39
Philadelphia PA 39°N57’08” 075°W09’51”
Geocentric Fagan-Allen Zodiac

Sibly chart Pluto in right ascension is at 300°18′.

Mar 2 2022 300°17′
Mar 3 2022 300°19′

Jul 2 2022 300°19′
Jul 3 2022 300°17′

Transit Pluto station’s direct:

Oct 7 2023 300°35′
Oct 8 2023 300°34′
Oct 9 2023 300°34′
Oct 10 2023 300°34′
Oct 11 2023 300°34′

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

D.A. Bragg: Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg to Serve 5 Months in Jail & Testify in Upcoming Criminal Trial Against Trump Organization

https://www.manhattanda.org/d-a-bragg-trump-organization-cfo-allen-weisselberg-to-serve-5-months-in-jail-testify-in-upcoming-criminal-trial-against-trump-organization/

“The Court promised WEISSELBERG a sentence of five months in jail to be served on Rikers Island and five years’ probation, contingent on WEISSELBERG testifying truthfully in the upcoming criminal trial of the Trump Organization by providing truthful testimony as to the facts underlying his allocution and plea. Jury selection in the Trump Organization trial is scheduled to begin October 24th.”

According to Kim Carey Allen Weisselberg is not going to take the 5th. He is going to give up the Trump organization when he testifys in October.

His progressed chart explains his sweetheart deal from the New York DA.

Kim (intuitive psychic) looks at Alex Jones’ current and upcoming cases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16mYNEgWanM&t=41s

Why aren’t the media outlets asking over and over again if extremists really think they can defeat this nation’s military manpower and firepower if they should attempt to start a civil war? The idea being the fringe groups hearing the message over and over again on a daily basis will decide against such an action in order to save their own lives. There likely are some in the military and law enforcement that would side with them but I believe they are definitely in the minority.

I read that the radical right extremist strategy is not to engage the U.S. military head on, but instead to use a gorilla war strategy, attacking soft targets.

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/turner-diaries

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2004/turner-diaries-other-racist-novels-inspire-extremist-violence

There are novels and other books that that these extremists follow, that instruct them how to plan their anti-government, anti-minority attacks. One very influential one that was found in Timothy McVeight’s things is “The Turner Diaries”, which has been described as:

“The Bible of the Right Wing
The Turner Diaries is probably the most widely read book among far-right extremists; many have cited it as the inspiration behind their terrorist organizing and activity.”

To have a movement there has to be communication. How much about extremist procedures has been learned during the j6 investigations? Has there been an increased focus on surveillance of domestic right-wingers including possible infiltration’s of the same? There have been cases where family members have turned other members in to LE or j6. Have U.S. intelligence agencies been asleep at the wheel since January 6th? I think the USA’s Pluto return marks a fight to the death for the country and I think we have the patriots to win that fight whatever it takes.

Bob,
“The Court promised WEISSELBERG a sentence of five months in jail to be served on Rikers Island and five years’ probation, contingent on WEISSELBERG testifying truthfully in the upcoming criminal trial of the Trump Organization by providing truthful testimony as to the facts underlying his allocution and plea. Jury selection in the Trump Organization trial is scheduled to begin October 24th.”

WOW! The former guy is apparently NAILED like Al Capone! I don’t see him getting out of this.

“I think the USA’s Pluto return marks a fight to the death for the country and I think we have the patriots to win that fight whatever it takes.”

I agree. They are not going to take this country down the red fascist road. Authoritarians, mistaking compassion, tolerance, social justice, and freedom loving as weakness, universally underestimate the will and determination of small d democrats. The WWII Nazis made the same false assumptions.

“There have been cases where family members have turned other members in to LE or j6.”

And there will be more. You touch on a very important and oft ignored social dynamic.

Moderates and Liberals of various stripes are usually comfortable associating with folks with a wide spectrum of belief. Byword = Tolerance. Conversely, it is a pretty consistent psychological characteristic of Conservatives, and especially authoritarians to associate only with people who believe as do they. Conservatives and authoritarians tend to isolate themselves within their self-created ideological bubble. Byword = Intolerance.

The anti-abortion leaders of Kansas were therefore recently shocked at the overwhelming vote to preserve abortion rights in their state. They truly believed they were in the majority. Surely, they said to themselves, “those egghead professor statisticians numbers saying otherwise have to be false!”

It’s an old pattern. When John Wilkes Boothe assassinated Lincoln, he honestly believed he would be widely hailed as a great hero. A few days before his capture and demise he got hold of a newspaper. He was shocked to the very core to learn he was almost universally referred to as an “accursed devil,” “monster,” “madman,” and a “wretched fiend.”

It was “a disgrace to the age”, said Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston. General Lee also expressed profound sadness in regard to Lincoln’s death, especially as it was at the hand of such a very famous Southern actor. He regarded it as a supremely dishonorable act, and like many Southerners, feared that it would precipitate a vengeful and terrible retribution upon the defeated South.

Boothe, like most all of our modern self-righteous authoritarians, suffered the delusion born of their social ideological bubble, the majority of Americans are with them, on their side, or will be soon, and will recognize them as great patriotic heroes after they overthrow those they perceive (in their psychological projections) as “tyrants.” They are romanticists. Somehow they think, upon their victory against the “oppressor”, everyone (except the traitors requiring execution) will magically rally behind them; forthwith they will run the country as their twisted g-d demands.

In the case of Mr. Boothe, everyone knew what he looked like. His image was on tens of thousands of theatrical handbills; he was the Laurence Olivier of his day, one of the highest paid actors of his time. His photograph, and/or of the entire Boothe theatrical family was in many a parlor; he was considered “the handsomest man in America.” And telegraphy, widespread now because of the war, was the internet of the day. For him, there could be no escape.

Likewise, for the attempted assassins of democracy there will be no escape from justice, regardless of what violence they visit upon us. There will be no civil war. There likely will be serious domestic terrorism. As radical Trumpers, Christian Nationalists, and other similar fascists maim, mutilate, and torture our body politic, they will be monitored through modern technology. Proud of their “heroic” deeds, they will be identified through their postings on the internet, their email, and by their own family members.

We do indeed have the patriots to win this fight, whatever it takes to accomplish the victory. The Far Right has awakened us, not just in the US, but worldwide.

On the basis of present evidence, and my intuition, I’m inclined to believe, unlike the aftermath of the 1860’s war, the ghost of the white supremacist “Christian” Confederacy will finally and gradually pass away within the next two decades, an eidolon fading into the mist, haunting us no more. Theirs is a suicidal path.

Extraordinary events are unfolding. What we think of as the “modern era,” 1500 – to present, is coming to an end. We are on the cusp of the most extraordinary medical, technological, and sociopolitical developments and inventions ever conceived in human history. On the other side of the present and coming troubles, domestic and international, such quaint, authoritarian, and “Lost Cause Mythology” notions will pass into the category of dark age absurdities.

Anyone else having terrible trouble with self control relative to Neptunian influence? Transiting Neptune has been conjunct my Moon in the 10th House and it is making me crazy.

Hope this plays – this guy says it just as succinctly as possible.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1587559111618414

I’ll try again.

The link works for me will. I had to sweep the right side of the video to get sound to pop up. The indicator was set to it’s lowest point.

From your lips to the ears of the universe, Eliseo.

For good measure, I still think we should reincorporate the US with Pluto in something other than Capricorn, which empowers elites, corporations, conservatives and conservatism. Pluto in Aquarius would level that playing field and double-up on people power and group organizations. Of course, it’s vice is that we may end up also dealing with powerful tech run amok, including autonomous robots.

Very good, Will. Nothing like hearing words of truth from a fearless retired Army Major. This is the best of what the U.S. military has to offer us. No BS, no nonsense, straight, tell-it-like it is (“you can’t handle the truth”) Truth!. I may post it on my FB page; I’m a little conflicted about doing that.

Meanwhile, how do you like these apples? This is unadulterated BS. His status as a federal lawmaker should exempt him? I truly dislike this guy.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-appeals-court-halts-graham-testimony-before-atlanta-grand-jury/ar-AA10U43U?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=3130fa6f536a41ba91b21d64b67a5753

“A federal appeals court temporarily blocked Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, on Sunday from testifying in the investigation into efforts by President Donald J. Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. The appeals court instructed a lower court to determine whether Mr. Graham should be exempt from answering certain kinds of questions, given his status as a federal lawmaker.”

I find so many similarities between the time of the Civil War and now that it makes me really anxious about the upcoming midterms, which I think are going to usher in a lot of violence as result of the Dems routing of the Republicans. Biden in many ways reminds me of Lincoln, who was also as hated by the Southern (Red) States as Lincoln. Then you have the overturing of Roe, which many Supreme Court scholars liken to the Dred Scott Case, which brought about the Civil War, and then you have Garland, who has the goods against Trump but seems to be dragging his feet to prosecute, just like Lincoln’s first General, George McClellan, whom Lincoln relieved of duty because he failed to pursue and aggressively engage General Lee in Northern VA. McClellan turned out to be a saboteur of Lincoln’s war strategy. The planetary aspects during the Civil War are very similar to what we have now. This time around though, I think it will not be a hot war but a cold one with lots of violent incidents by he MAGA insurgents, like the Oklahoma City bombing, etc.

Perhaps this time around, we will put an end once and for all to the White Supremacy movement that fueled the Civil War and is rising again. What is their slogan, the South shall Rise again—seems to be happening now.

I think it was the intuit Kim who saw Biden winning a second term but then not finishing it because of dying by natural causes or assassination.

Things are getting very ugly in Moscow. IMO, as the economic screws tighten, such violence as described in the two stories below may increase.

Many believe Russian political commentator and far-right ideologue, Alexander Dugin was the real target, but it was his 30 yr. old daughter who was killed while driving her father’s car. Both father and daughter have been sanctioned by the UK and US for acting to destabilize Ukraine.

Ex-Russian MP claims Russian partisans responsible for Moscow car bomb
Speaking in Kyiv, Ilya Ponomarev alleges bomb that killed daughter of Putin ally was work of underground group

Luke Harding
Sun 21 Aug 2022 13.54 EDT
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A former member of Russia’s Duma who was expelled for anti-Kremlin activities has claimed that Russian partisans were allegedly behind a car bomb which blew up the daughter of one of Vladimir Putin’s close political allies on the outskirts of Moscow.

Speaking in Kyiv, where he is based, Ilya Ponomarev alleged the explosion on Saturday evening was the work of the National Republican Army, which he claimed was an underground group working inside Russia and dedicated to overthrowing the Putin regime.

According to Ponomarev, “partisans inside Russia were ready to conduct further similar attacks against high-profile Kremlin-connected targets, including officials, oligarchs and members of Russia’s security agencies.”

Rest of Guardian version of the story at:

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/21/ex-russian-mp-claims-russian-partisans-responsible-for-moscow-car-bomb?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16611189954053&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2022%2Faug%2F21%2Fex-russian-mp-claims-russian-partisans-responsible-for-moscow-car-bomb

Car bomb kills daughter of ‘spiritual guide’ to Putin’s Ukraine invasion – Russian media

(CNN)Russian authorities said Sunday they had opened a murder investigation after the daughter of influential, ultra-nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin was killed by a car bomb on the outskirts of Moscow.

The Russian Investigative Committee said it believed someone planned and ordered the car explosion that killed Darya Dugina, based on evidence already collected from the blast. “Taking into account the data already obtained, the investigation believes that the crime was pre-planned and was of an ordered nature,” the investigative committee said in a statement Sunday.

Dugina died at the scene after “an explosive device, presumably installed in the Toyota Land Cruiser, went off on a public road and the car caught fire” at around 9.00 p.m. local time on Saturday, near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemy, according to the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee, as reported by the Russian state news agency TASS.

Dugina’s father is a Russian author and ideologue, credited with being the architect or “spiritual guide” to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is purported to have significant influence over Russian President Vladimir Putin and was described as “Putin’s Brain” by Foreign Affairs magazine.

Rest of story at:

https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/08/20/europe/darya-dugina-killed-car-explosion-alexander-dugin-russia-intl-hnk/index.html?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16610917445649&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2022%2F08%2F20%2Feurope%2Fdarya-dugina-killed-car-explosion-alexander-dugin-russia-intl-hnk%2Findex.html

Stephanie,
I am quite impressed!
According to my analytical and intuitive vision your three August 21 posts above were very near perfect on every point. I’m no expert astrologer, but what you’ve described is consistent both with the astrology and with the visions of many talented intuitives. IMO, your analogies to people and events of the 1860’s ring true. Good insights there!

I would only quibble just a tad with your comparison of Merrick Garland to General George McClellan. Garland, indeed DOES have the goods on Trump but I don’t think he is purposefully “dragging his feet” to prosecute.

Firstly, it is normal for such investigations and legal procedures to take place slowly, and he’s having to function under some unusual constraints not of his making. As soon as he took charge of the DOJ he had to purge the department of Trumpers and/or anyone that might impede, sabotage, or leak information of the investigation. Such an exercise takes precious time, but it had to be done to guarantee the integrity and accuracy of the investigation. To my knowledge, McClellan did not have to purge his army or staff of Confederates or Southern sympathizers.

Garland and the DOJ also have to contend with the fact they’ve never had to indict or prosecute an ex-president. In such a case, every “I” must be dotted and every “T” crossed properly or the department and possibly the nation becomes burnt toast.

As much as we would like to see the case proceed more quickly, I suspect they are working it as quickly and carefully as they can. In my experience as a former criminal investigator, the old saying, “the wheels of justice turn slowly ” is true.

I too see a high probability of violence as result of a Dem rout of the Republicans in the midterms. There will likely be more “Oklahoma City” type bombings and assassination attempts on prominent journalists and news presenters, congresspersons, DOJ officials including M. Garland, and the prosecutorial teams in Georgia and NY state.

ALL of your other points were prescient as well. I see a high probability for each and every one. But I also seeing us getting through all this madness to “a new birth of freedom” as Lincoln so well phrased it.

We will endure profound and bitter domestic and international events, but in the end emerge into a golden age like no other. I see this with eyes of Spirit. I believe it in my very bones.

The terrible, horrible catastrophes of the 21st century, here in the US, and about the world will awaken us all, will lead us to much better, more creative, longer, and happier lives in which a kind of “Star Trek” economics will prevail. We will indeed have “a more perfect union.”

Stephanie,
Addendum:
“Perhaps this time around, we will put an end once and for all to the White Supremacy movement that fueled the Civil War and is rising again. What is their slogan, the South shall Rise again—seems to be happening now.”

Yes. That’s precisely what I see and expect . I see the current US MAGA radical reactionary resurgence as the last gasp of the cultic Southern “Lost Cause” and Nazi mythological mindset. Worldwide, I see the Russian/Chinese/Iranian/ N. Korean/Arabian, etc. dictatorial systems as rising to fight their last and doomed battles as well.

We will have “a new heaven and a new Earth,” as our perception of our selves and the cosmos will have been so radically transformed by experience and new knowledge.

Thank you Eliseo!!!

And Thank You Nancy

And Stephanie 🙂

A fascinating and brilliant video!

Is Russia’s collapse in the interest of the Russians?
May 18, 2022 19 minutes 40 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX1hiSS3vNU

OR

The must read essay by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, on which the video is based.

https://medium.com/incerto/a-clash-of-two-systems-47009e9715e2

A Clash of Two Systems
The war in Ukraine is a confrontation between two systems, one modern, legalistic, decentralized and multicephalous; the other archaic, nationalistic, centralized and monocephalous

BuckeyeShadow,
Physical birthdates and times for animals such as our selves can be relatively certain, but are more ambiguous for legal entities like partnerships, states and corporations. The US birthdate is July 4th, 1776 because we say it is, because that’s the time we trace to our birth of self concept. It was the birth of an evolving egregore.

In the future we will think of ourselves quite differently. For reasons that should not be discussed on this forum, eventually it will be necessary to put more emphasis on the Constitution than the Declaration. At that point we might choose date of signing, September 17, 1787, date of ratification, June 21, 1788, or date of implementation, March 4, 1789. All of those have Pluto in Aquarius, but obviously at different degrees with different implications.

Conversely, were the trade union we will eventually be part of (not the present one) unify into one nation, the new date might apply.

Ok eliseo – before I lose this thought – (I read “the Clash of Two Systems”) and now am beginning to watch the video –

First of all it makes me wish I had taken political science and even then I don’t know if that would cover what I am reading….

But this guy is covering our origins mainly in Europe.

I have never been to New York City but it seems to me that its scope of “Nationalisms” that exist there such as the Irish Catholics and the Italians – etc. – have managed to coexist peacefully – with then the “administrative system” being democracy.

So couldn’t this all be simplified as Democracy vs Autocracy?

I do see the value in our cultural origins…however people came to the US to have freedom… that is, one person one vote – democracy.

So respect is in order and thus equality.

Taleb’s definitions of Europe’s evolvement of systems educates us as to our background but in honoring our background it overshadows what we are getting at in the first place which is the honor and respect of the individual.

Which brings me to the antithesis of the Psychopath vs the Individual.

The psychopath is in the end self destructive because he would destroy the very system that would keep him alive.

So Taleb is talking about the systems that have existed in Europe. All this is interesting but what prevails is actually – does the individual prevail, or does the psychopath prevail?

Eliseo,
Regardless of the reasons for Garland’s inaction (remember there were no signs of an investigation of Trump before the Jan 6th committee interviewed witness after witness who revealed the extent of the vast conspiracy to overthrow the election), his delay has emboldened the MAGA movement and Trump. I agree with you that in the end, we will prevail and have a more perfect union. I believe, and have posted here as well, that we are experiencing an ascension and collectively, we are becoming more enlightened. Our struggles to free ourselves from those who would oppress and dimmish our humanity are profoundly significant to this process.

The exactness of transits to the Sibly chart for a precisely timed unique experience in the history of the United States present a strong argument for it being a viable chart for the United States. First step on the Moon was at 10:56 pm, EDT, on July 20, 1969, in the U.S. .

From my posts on Astrodienst (ASTRO-DATABANK):

“I used Philadelphia for the U.S. because as Deb said that is the location given for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

https://forum.astro.com/cgi/forum.cgi?num=1000037572/180

re: Nation: USA No.1
« Reply #191 – on: 07.12.2003 at 12:30 [UT] »
reply by Astrodatabank Web User Robert Nicewander

“Although the landing on the Moon may have contenders for being classified as the most momentous event in the history of the United States it is the only one directly involving human participation on another object of our solar system and therefore in my opinion holds a unique distinction which is the reason I have chosen to use it for this post. However, it is not the only event in the history of the United States I have looked at using the Sibly chart.

The following positions are the right ascensions of the Sibly and Moonlanding (First step on the Moon) charts. I am giving them in degrees and minutes instead of hh:mm:ss as I believe the degree and minute form will be more easily understood by most.

All aspects are less than 1° from being exact!

Sibley Midheaven………….180°58′

Moonlanding Uranus……….180°55′
Moonlanding Jupiter………..181°12′
Moonlanding Pluto………….179°50′
Midpoint of ML Jup\PLu….180°31′
Midpoint of ML Sun\Mars..180°09′

Trine to Sibly Pluto is……….180°18′

Sibly Pluto is at 300°18′

Moonlanding Sun is at 120°16′, the exact opposition of Sibly Pluto is 120°18′

ML Sun\Jup…………..150°44′
ML Sun\Ura………….150°36′
ML Sun\Plu…………..150°03′

Opp to Sibly Moon…..150°02′. Sibly Moon is at 330°02′

Not bad having natal Pluto trine your Midheaven, then having transiting Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto conjunct your Midheaven and trine your Pluto while transiting Sun sextiles that Midheaven and opposes your Pluto while at the same time the midpoints of transiting Sun\Jupiter, Sun\Uranus, and Sun\Pluto oppose your natal Moon at the moment the first person in our known history sets foot on another body in our solar system. And every one of the aspects are less than 1 degree from exactness! Yeah, I vote for Sibly.”

Excellent article in today’s NY Times about gun violence & mass shootings. This was all covered in a continuing education course I just took in the past few weeks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/22/us/mass-shootings-mental-illness.html

One of the main points made in this article and in the course is that it is not technically a diagnosable mental illness (such as would be found in the DSM) that describes the mental state and motivation of someone who decides to go the route of shooting others or affiliate with extremist groups but it is the life situation of a person who is isolated, bullied, alone, excluded, who experiences a life crisis (being fired from a job; rejected by a desired object of their affections, etc.) that triggers the leap from unhappiness, loneliness and a grievance orientation to the resolve to commit the act and formulation of a plan to make it happen. So, when we loosely say it was mental illness or we need to invest in mental health resources (for those with a mental disorder or illness), that is not really the case. In the continuing education article I read, the personality disorder traits of paranoia and narcissism also play a role. In the above NY Times article, the keys are a life crisis and the availability of guns. They also quote the man who gave a Ted Talk about almost being a shooter and cite that what stopped him was that someone invited him out to dinner.

Legal expert thinks ‘justice is finally coming for Trump’ after revelation he had 700 pages of classified docs

https://www.alternet.org/2022/08/trump-justice/

Sharon K: Love your above letter.

Jeff Tiedrich – @itsJeffTiedrich

“your reminder that Reality Winner swiped one document and was quickly arrested and did four years in prison. no polite requests. no gently-worded letters. no pretty-pleases. no second chances. no months-long negotiations. one document. four years

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1562079743285010437?s=20&t=4URke2fckkpdOSsWUATvCQ

Sunstars,
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. A couple of days before my birthday, (August 19th) I felt a positive energy shift. Since that time, I’ve gradually become busier than usual.

RE: the Nassim Nicholas Taleb essay.
“So couldn’t this all be simplified as Democracy vs Autocracy?”

Well yes, to a degree. But the beauty of his thought is its depth and complex nuance. There is a wisdom there I find lacking in most other thought systems of modern political scientists and historians. His analyses are not merely more accurate, with better logic, clarity, and deeper insight, but flow with a sublime symmetry.

Following his thought is like listening to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, or Mozart. He seems to nail every single note with unusual elegance, each thought transporting the reader to a deeper, truer understanding not previously imagined, while exposing the shallow “realism” of scholars like John Mearsheimer.

…”but what prevails is actually – does the individual prevail, or does the psychopath prevail?”

In Ivan Turgenev’s novel, Fathers and Sons (1862), Yevgeny Bazarov states: “What’s important is twice two is four and all the rest’s nonsense.”

Such thinking reflects the kind of dark nihilism which pervades early Communist thought. Such philosophy was used to justify the destruction of old ways and traditions that were perceived as having been used to oppress the proletariat. In so doing it also functioned to suppress the individual, with the unintended consequence of nurturing and elevating the psychopath. IMO, Communism went a long way, both in China and Russia in suppressing and damaging the more humanistic values of their respective traditional cultures.

Contrast that experience with the ethos of the nations Taleb mentions. Japan and S. Korea were and are very influenced by Buddhism, whereas the western nations he cites were and are influenced by Judaism and Christianity. What do they have in common? They all uphold the value of compassion and the sanctity of individual life.

Taleb clearly affirms systems now prevalent in the West, including Japan and S. Korea as moral, practical, efficacious, stable, and more likely to endure. In the essay he uses his philosophical, historical, and political insights as the foundation of his argument. Referencing Ukraine and Russia, he does not predict victory over the more autocratic way, but urgently asserts its clear, and absolute moral necessity.

Regarding nihilism – Another interesting short essay, this one from a Buddhist perspective can be found in the link below.

In the essay linked, Sensei Kakuyo uses the word Illusion. In my own philosophy, I tend to replace the Hindu/Buddhist/Jain word “Maya”, almost always translated as “Illusion” with what I believe is a more accurate and appropriate phrase, “perpetually oscillating distortion.” We evolved, not to perceive reality accurately, but to survive.

Compassion and Meaning: Moving Beyond Nihilism
By Sensei Alex Kakuyo August 25, 2020
https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/compassion-and-meaning-moving-beyond-nihilism/

Angellight,
Thank you for reminding us of Reality Winner!

Reality Leigh Winner, former US Air Force member & Intelligence Specialist leaked ONE & ONE ONLY classified document, a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. In 2018 she was sentenced to 5 years & 3 months in federal prison.

One document = 5 years & 3 months, i.e. 63 months.

Mr. Trump took over 700 documents, (first batch returned reluctantly and resentfully) and over 300 which the FBI seized recently. (second batch) .

63 months × 1000 = 63,000 months, ÷ 12 = 5,250 years.

Need I say more?

Eliseo, if this were a script it would’ve been rejected a long time ago as too contrived. But so was the Symbionese Liberation Army. What do YOU think is really buried in that gold box in, what was it? The rough..?

Taking down a guy this big — in so many ways — is a hard nut to crack, with or without an audience or rooting section. I keep expecting to hear something about him wandering around in his bathrobe like a retired mob boss avoiding the Heat.

It’s coming down to who has the best TV show and everyone’s streaming. We all come here to see who’s producing the show.

I keep having these two thoughts:

Imagine having the internet in ’68.

Paddy Chayefski was right.

Arbo,
I agree were it a script it would’ve been rejected as much too contrived, entirely implausible.

What golden box are you referring to? Ivana’s coffin?

Yes. That whole thing is pretty weird. And implausible.

arbo, what is the issue with burying your ex wife on your golf course? And the casket was exceedingly heavy — which no one has ever explained.

With charts for prominent Republi-cons getting hit hard in October I believe the surge in numbers for Democrats will be enough to take/keep control of congress in the midterms.

“Yes, Special Elections Really Are Signaling A Better-Than-Expected Midterm For Democrats
But there’s still time for history to catch up to the party.

By Nathaniel Rakich

Aug. 24, 2022, at 12:19 PM
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/yes-special-elections-really-are-signaling-a-better-than-expected-midterm-for-democrats/

Some excerpts:

“But given how these two elections are part of a larger pattern of good results for Democrats over the last two months, they suddenly look a lot more like signal than noise.”

“When a party consistently does well in special elections — defined not by winning or losing, but by outperforming a state or district’s baseline partisanship — it’s often a sign that the national political environment favors that party, and is therefore a good omen for that party in the upcoming regular general election.”

“Up until mid-June, special elections for the U.S. House during the Biden presidency were pointing to a national political environment that was neutral or a little bit Republican-leaning. On average, Republicans did 2 points better in those elections than you’d expect based on the districts’ FiveThirtyEight partisan leans.2 That all changed, though, starting in late June — immediately after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, overturning the constitutional right to abortion. There have been four first-past-the-post special House elections since that decision, and Democrats have outperformed their expected margins in those elections by an average of 9 points.”

John Williams/Date of birth
February 8, 1932
age 90 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BePfzCOMRZQ

silcominc, just another day in the life.

Kamala Harris caught Barr & Rosenstein red-handed

https://twitter.com/ChrisJustice01/status/1562543382400237572

Using a noon chart for Barr, on October 8th transit Saturn will oppose his natal Pluto.

Using a noon chart for Rod Rosenstein, on October 8th transit Saturn will be square both his natal and progressed Neptune within 1 degree in longitude.

Using a noon chart for Kushner, on October 8th transit Pluto squares his natal Pluto in right ascension.

More fodder for an October surprise.

Arbo & Silcominc,
I’m not overly familiar with the facts of the memorial and burial of the lady, but I see no great mystery here. The fact of a gold casket alone would account for the weight. Gold is heavier than lead!

J. Edgar Hoover’s will required his body be buried in a sealed lead casket. It was so heavy some of the pall bearers were injured carrying it!

I’m not certain why Hoover wanted his dead body buried in a lead box, nor why DJT’s former wife was buried in a gold one. In both cases it seems to me absurd, a waste of precious metal, and an act of narcissistic vanity. The Trumps use gold plated toilets and gold plated faucets in their bathrooms and kitchens. So I suppose for them a gold or gold plated coffin seems normal.

As to why her corpse was buried on a golf course. Seems no weirder than all the other weird stuff the Trumps do. At least it was on family property.

Eliseo, the absurdity is, word is she was cremated and the ashes put in the coffin, which was not gold, but painted gold. Cremation may be just rumor, but was reported as such by many sources.

Eliseo and kiwi, I would hazard to guess that when you feel as filthy as all of them probably do, gold all over everything makes a person feel better. I don’t imagine any of them is too healthy emotionally no matter how much money they can make people believe they have.

As for burying her on his golf course, rumor has it that it means a big property tax break, and we know that the orange leech never misses a trick when it comes to getting away with something at someone else’s expense.

It’s not a corpse. She was cremated. She fell down the stairs but only her body was bruised. Were I a cop I’d be curious about that even if it’s only gossip.

Life can more contrived that the worst Lifetime movie.

Arbo,
Interesting. Thank you.
I have a feeling if there was any foul play of any kind it will be discovered pretty soon. The astrology for the Orange man and his emotionally retarded family does not look remotely good – AND – the man’s growing legal troubles appear to be moving toward several catastrophic crescendos.

Kiwi,
Seems like the whole gang is absurd in just about all they do. Only one that seems relatively normal is Mary Trump, the therapist.

CNN Staffer Fear Right-Wing Billionaire Will Wreck It

https://thedailybeast.com/cnn-staff-fears-right-wing-billionaire-john-malone-will-turn-it-into-a-dumpster-fire?source=twitter&via=desktop via
@thedailybeast

Eliseo, welcome. Yes, seems pretty absurb about Reality Winner getting so much time for one document. Must have been very revealing

I would not be the least bit surprised if Trump buried documents along with Ivana on his golf course. Good way to spite the Feds, keep stuff where they can’t get to it (it’s all mine! mine! mine!).

Also, I forget who among TFG’s (or DFG, “defeated” being the first word) WH people said it but the documents he most commonly grabbed for himself while in office were those that were most likely to benefit him in some way, such as potentially furthering his business interests. Per Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter, “A man who would leverage U.S. taxpayer dollars to get dirt on his opponent would ABSOLUTELY trade America’s deepest secrets to benefit himself. Don’t assume anything but the worst about Trump’s intent. He’s not worthy of any benefit of the doubt. He has priors.”

Trump Calls For Mitch McConnell To Be ‘Immediately’ Replaced As Senate GOP Leader

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-calls-for-mitch-mcconnell-to-be-immediately-replaced-as-senate-gop-leader/ar-AA115AlK?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=a63620d4ba1440597013e58e46e134df

Record number of women are running for governor and winning their primaries

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/record-number-of-women-are-running-for-governor-and-winning-their-primaries/

Sixty-nine women filed to run for governor in 2022, surpassing the previous record of 61, set in 2018. So far, 23 have won their primaries, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, which tracks women candidates. The previous record was also set in 2018 when 16 women won their primaries.

Currently, nine women serve as governors across the country, matching a record first set in 2004, and this year could break that record.

I forgot to enclose the excerpts in quotation marks. Mea Culpa.

Angellight,
With all due respect, I believe the penalty for stealing even one document should be severe, but no doubt the Trump appointed AG & DOJ were vindictive as the document in question related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

What is beyond absurd is the “sweet – pretty please – kind” treatment Trump is getting for having absconded with over 1000 classified documents. By Reality Winner standards, life imprisonment isn’t nearly a long enough sentence for the Donald. And that’s just for stealing and keeping all those documents.

For that matter, when ALL or most of his crimes are fully revealed, cumulatively by past standards I expect the man would receive several death sentences. He would be executed, resurrected, executed again, resurrected, executed again, etc. quite a number of times.

But that’s an accountant’s view of karma. IMO, karma has nothing to do with justice, despite that being the common western misunderstanding. It is I believe a more spiral process having to do with balance and edification taking millions of years. It is the universe maintaining homeostasis, of which we are an extraordinarily infinitesimal component.

The Orange man exudes a dark messianic presence. He is an ignoble soul inadvertently serving a noble purpose. A living avatar of the American, and perhaps world id, he, Mr. Putin, Mr. Kim Jung Un, and a few others are a karmic group awakening us to the darker side of our collective self. It is a stage which precedes illumination.

Such souls kick us in the pants of our complacency, force us to see our transgressions and iniquities, and motivate us to greater courage, and spiritual and humane heights.

Bill Barr Slams Trump, Accuses Former Boss of ‘Extortion’ and ‘Sabotage’

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bill-barr-slams-trump-accuses-former-boss-of-extortion-and-sabotage/ar-AA116bv6?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=fa6484535b2b8b44fd61a8de6965737e

Angellight,

“Despite the criticism, Barr said that he would still vote for him if Trump were to run against a progressive Democrat in 2024, calling Trump the “lesser-of-two-evils choice.” He said that if the matchup were Trump versus President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris or California Governor Gavin Newsom, he would cast his ballot for his former boss.”

“Asked whom he thinks will become president in the next election, Barr said, “If I had to bet, I would probably bet DeSantis.”

How deeply propagandized and poisoned can someone be? Barr, Rusty Bowers and their ilk have so demonized Progressive Dems they would still vote for Trump over a Dem!?!!??! How is it such a large group can maintain such a distorted view of good and evil? So much so they can’t see Dems as mistaken or misguided, but instead as morally evil?!?!!

These folks make crazy fundamentalist prophecies of an AntiChrist seem plausible. I do believe they would vote for Satan over the rabbi from Nazareth!

Add sinema to the October pile.

Post on DemocraticUndergtound.com:

The White House is tweeting out PPP loans taken by Republicans

https://www.democraticunder at ground.com/100217083227

A must read!! Ignore image at the bottom of the page.

Correct link –

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217083227

More karma? “Trump’s Truth Social stops paying web host, owes $2.6m – report”

thats $2.6mil NZ – $1.6mil US

Kim says it will come out that getting tRump had to be done now. I think the reason is because they had to bring out enough against him and the rethug party before the midterms so they could have control of congress and the executive branch for the last 2 years of President Biden’s term to enable passing many changes in laws for running the country.

Bob,
I think Kim is right.

My intuitive feeling is we’ve only seen the “tip of the iceberg” i.e. maybe 10% of the depravity, hypocrisy and perfidiousness of Trump and his party.

And I’m noticing an odd trend. Due to the worldwide drought and the melting of glaciers, human bodies and archeological sites and artifacts, previously unknown are surfacing for all to see. All over the world our lakes and rivers and glaciers are giving up their dead, and unveiling the past.

So it is, and will be with Trump and the Rethuglicans. As the dark waters recede, (emotions) their thuggery is exposed. The question is, are we as a body politic moral enough to be repulsed by all that greed fueled seditious criminality?

kiwi,

Donald Trump not paying his bill?
Say it ain’t so!

“Read the Affidavit for the F.B.I. Search of Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Home!

Here is the full, partly redacted version of the affidavit that federal investigators used to obtain a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence.”

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/26/us/mar-a-lago-affidavit-pdf.html

Eliseo: Yes, after all the negative things he said about Trump, which were damming, he would still vote for him. The lesser of two evils, he says. I believe they are so corrupt, and Biden is not. They want to continue their tax breaks,etc. They care less about humanity and the good of the planet and democracy.

Dash Dobrofsky @DashDobrofsky

“NEW: the FBI is investigating a Russian speaking woman that posed as a European banker by using a fake id in Palm Beach — who made multiple trips in and out of Mar-a-Lago. She even played a round golf with Trump & Lindsey Graham; the guy who took a secret trip to Moscow in 2018.”

https://twitter.com/DashDobrofsky/status/1563192115999358978?s=20&t=WRv8KJ_fiA094K-dPATdRQ

Will, ha ha. Isnt that what he put Devin Nunes in charge of? wonder how hes doing?

Angellight,
When all is said and done, I strongly suspect Orange Man will be found to
(A) Have been a Russian asset or agent all along.
(B) As an asset or agent passed classified information to Russia while president.
(C) During post presidency either shared classified material with foreign agents, Russia and/or Saudia Arabia.
OR
(D) Was in process of negotiating a deal with Russian and/or Saudi agents for classified info.

DJT has a long history of doing various crimes with no consequences. He reminds me of some of the court ordered boys/residents i worked with (doing behavior modification) years ago at residential treatment centers. Spoiled rotten, low emotional & social IQ, never received boundaries, eventually in trouble with the law.

The difference this time for little eight year old Donald is – he WILL BE indicted – he WILL BE convicted. Upon conviction, I recommend he be incarcerated at either Guantanamo base prison, the Eareckson Air Station at Shemya Island in the Aleutians, the Wake Island facility, or the Thule Air Base in northern Greenland.

Why such remote locations? We don’t want a repeat of the Napoleon episode in which followers liberated him from the island of Elba. After Napoleon got another 200,000 killed he was re-exiled to St. Helena.

Trump has no Napoleonic military skills, but has demonstrated a talent for instigating riotous mayhem. We want him as inaccessible as possible to his fanatical followers, far away from microphones, internet, TV cameras, etc. Upon indictment, trial, conviction or incarceration, we might have quite enough trouble with his followers causing domestic violence here in the US. Keeping him, the most dangerous man of American history far away from us all would be wise.

From Democratic Underground today:

“My favorite paragraph in the affidavit:
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term ‘office’ does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Can TFG be considered AN ENEMY OF THE STATE?

Bob,
“Can TFG be considered AN ENEMY OF THE STATE?”

From our point of view, YES! of course. Enemy of the State, enemy of democracy, enemy of all humanity and all life on this planet, – all quite literally.

It will take a while, even after his convictions, for his supporters to realize and admit how deeply they’ve been duped, and that he was their truest enemy all along.

The FBI’s Mar-a-Lago affidavit paints an unsettling portrait of Trump | Lloyd Green

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/26/trump-mar-a-lago-affidavit-lloyd-green?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why did it take 10 pallbearers to lift Ivana’s casket with only ASHES in it? And they were struggling.I’ve never seen more than 6 pallbearers needed with a full body in it? Who puts cremated remains in a full size casket? What else is there? Her NDA was soon to EXPIRE. Very odd!

https://twitter.com/Angellight21/status/1563495662410682370?s=20&t=swwT9bQLMNFaiM4sWRJNhA

Look at their faces. It’s too heavy. Ivana’s ashes they say?? (YOU REALLY GOTTA LOOK AT THE PHOTO)

https://twitter.com/BreckerZ/status/1563328045930663939?s=20&t=swwT9bQLMNFaiM4sWRJNhA

CIA admits to losing dozens of informants around the world: NYT

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/575384-cia-admits-to-losing-dozens-of-informants-around-the-world-nyt/

any thoughts on the astrology of Artemis with the next generation of moon missions?
Countdown starting soon – launch scheduled for aug 29th 8.33 eastern time

This is terrorism! Howard University forced to evacuate after two bomb threats within 48 hours

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3617655-this-is-terrorism-howard-university-forced-to-evacuate-after-two-bomb-threats-within-48-hours/

Black colleges being targeted.

Angellight,
RE: your 8:26 am August 27th, 2022 posting
Coincidence? OR are we being prepared to hear and know of the Donald’s role in the unprecedentedly large number of CIA informants abroad being dispatched, roughly simultaneously?

I’m betting the latter explanation is correct. Considering the rule of not announcing any politically sensitive prosecution 60 days before an election, they better indict soon.

My progressed demi-anlunar for House minority leader McCarthy with his progressed natal on election night indicates a bad time for him. I don’t know if that is because he does not get re-elected or because the Rethugs do not win the House, or both of those occur. I hope for both of those to happen because of the women’s vote in California and across the country. Charts based on birth time from birth certificate.

https://i.imgur.com/ukHA5zz.gif

Time Change 2022 in the United States

Nov 6, 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am
clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday,
November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am local standard
time instead.

FUNNY! John Fugelsang & Stephanie Miller Roasting Donald Trump. The GOP is in Trouble, & More News.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmqnxx9b_98

Watch at least through the first phone-call answer.

Back to truth social and the money it owes – apparently Devin Nunes is due for a raise. Good luck with that??? Couldnt happen to a nicer guy! Chickens coming home to roost? Wonder what crook might bail them out?

“Nunes, who assumed his post in January, makes $750,000 a year and is scheduled for a raise, after two years, to $1 million, Digital World filings show.”

regarding the topic of schools and the rightwing push to take over the agenda and the dumbing down of the citizenry, I did a search and found this old article. Im posting the link because I think it may be worth sharing far and wide to whomever may listen.
It contains quotes from the founding fathers regarding public education
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/1/27/1360440/-7-things-our-founders-believed-about-public-education

For what its worth ……
cash peters read on trump and the docs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHBKS0appZk

Thank you so much kiwi, for the link to what the founding fathers thought about education!

Buried, hidden things are surfacing.
Every day several new archaeological discoveries are revealed as lakes and streams recede in the global drought.
One Example: Roman military camp complex, Aquis Querquennis, as water levels in the Lima River in Galicia, Spain recede.
https://amp-miamiherald-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article264947409.html?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16616568168835&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.miamiherald.com%2Fnews%2Fnation-world%2Fworld%2Farticle264947409.html

+ Human remains, sunken boats, all sorts of long buried objects. AND – hidden political and espionage misbehaviors of Trump & Co..p

I found no Sabian symbol representing buried, hidden things coming to light..

What would be the classical astrological symbol for such a period off events?

Eliseo,

“……What would be the classical astrological symbol for such a period of events?”

I’ve been looking at the upcoming September 9th Mercury station (8 Libra) in opposition to tr. Jupiter (5 Aries). It will be activating Trump’s natal Mercury – Neptune square (8 Cancer – 5 Libra) and criss-crossing in square all through September and October. Damning information coming to light? Equally important is the upcoming station of Uranus in October in square to Saturn activating the early August Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction. As far as a possible Trump indictment is concerned – it should be interesting to watch the mid October period with the Mars – Neptune square (23 ’22 Gemini – Pisces). It is precisely conjunct Trump’s natal Sun (22 ’55 Gemini) and triggering the inherent US Mars-Neptune square. In view of the approaching eclipses of late October and early November, I think the period of September/ October/ November period will be a very dynamic time for enormous growth and perhaps the disruption of the status quo. Joni Patry addresses some of these issues here…….

September 2022 Predictions: Major Cover-Ups Revealed!

Video 27 min 55 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQzPzEurpeM

Jerry,
The DOJ maintains a “60 day rule,” a soft norm precluding any indictments or prosecutorial action within 60 days before an election which might affect that election.

It is described as a “long-standing Justice Department policy and tradition,” in which, “Law enforcement officers and prosecutors may never select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”

That nevertheless leaves a wide loophole for actions taken near an election which might be interpreted as “without the purpose of affecting that election.” DJT is not on the ballot, but he overshadows all the R candidates to one degree or another with his enormous, orange leathery wings!

I note September 9th precedes the 60 day period. But the DOJ may take action nevertheless within the 60 day period. Again, a matter of interpretation. Technically, Mr. T is not on the ballot. Were more damning information to be revealed, or TFG to be indicted in mid-October, I’m sure the R’s would loudly howl how unfair it was, political persecution, etc. But regardless of the timing, they would cry foul anyway.

I agree the period of September/ October/ November period will likely be a very dynamic time disruptive of the status quo. I believe that will be the case all the way from September 2022 at least into the summer of 2023.

So many potentially disruptive things happening simultaneously!

In September the J6 committee will again be conducting hearings. More damning information coming forth – How damned can a fellow be? – seems like there is never an end to Donald’s perfidy! Each time one of his nefarious acts is exposed, it opens a door to more and deeper perfidy. It is as if he is working to get into the Guinness book of World Records for how many ways a man can betray his country.

Furthermore, I have little doubt we are headed not for civil war, but for domestic terrorism on the part of angry Trumpers when the November election does not go their way, or when their orange, white supremacist messiah is indicted, or convicted, or sent to jail. We may have riots like we did in the 1960’s, but this time conducted by White people.

Other things:
The Ukraine/Russia war may well continue for a very long time, and when it ends, may or may not turn out as we might like. It could also lead us into WWIII.

The Chinese economy is in very serious trouble, exacerbated by their real estate and banking crises, and their inability to get in control of the covid pandemic. Their vaccine doesn’t work, and tens of millions of their citizens are refusing to pay their mortgages in protest of the banking scandal. Furthermore, the worldwide drought is apparently affecting them more so than the rest of the world. They are again headed for catastrophic famine. If their economy collapses sufficiently, it might bring down the world economy with it.

As autumn and winter come for us in the northern hemisphere, so does spring and summer warmth in the south. I’m expecting the Thwaites glacier to break off any southern spring or summer day. Could be in the next few months but will definitely happen within the next 5 years.

In my mind’s eye I see more climate catastrophes, black swans flying our way, forcing us to change, to self-transcend, to transform the way we do things.

Presently, I am fascinated by the patterns I see. As I said in posts above, melting glaciers, drying up lakes and rivers, and criminal investigations revealing all sorts of secrets, long dead bodies, unknown archaeological sites, and the crimes of the high and mighty. Synchronicity!

Eliseo re: in response to things long hidden coming to the surface.

Dinosaurs tracks from 113 million years ago uncovered due to severe drought conditions at Dinosaur Valley State Park

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/23/us/dinosaur-tracks-discovered-texas-park/index.html

Eliseo,

Something else to be mindful of. In addition to the Chinese economic crisis, Europe is facing a major economic contraction this Fall, with the escalation in energy prices due to the Ukraine-Russian war.

Astrologically, Pluto is stationing at 26 Capricorn in square to the Euro currency’s natal Saturn (26 Aries) in early October. This would make it increasingly likely the Euro will plunge in value with the October 30th Mars station in quincunx to Pluto. The Euro has already fallen matching in parity to the US dollar. More instability in the markets with the approaching winter appears more and more likely.

Here is the chart for the Euro for quick reference….

https://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Introduction_of_the_euro
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The US economic situation is just as dismal…..

Note one news headline from Friday night…….

Dow Drops 1,000 After Fed’s Powell Says Rates Will Stay High
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You Have No Idea How Bad Europe’s Energy Crisis Is

Natural gas prices are 10 times the usual—upending industries, angering consumers, and panicking politicians.

Foreign Policy
August 26, 2022

If most of the world is struggling with higher energy prices, Europe is being stretched on the rack, forcing European leaders to improvise bailout plans and emergency measures to spare consumers from damaging economic pain come winter.

The biggest problem is spiking natural gas prices, which have been wreaking havoc across the continent, turbocharging inflation, hamstringing industries, and making ordinary people shudder when they get their power bills in the mail. European natural gas prices are now around 10 times higher than they were on average over the last decade and about 10 times pricier than in the United States. Alex Munton, an expert on global gas markets at Rapidan Energy Group, a consultancy, said European natural gas is so expensive it’s like paying $500 for a barrel of oil. And these are the good months.

“Things are [at] a crisis point,” said Munton. “We have astronomic gas prices, and we’re still a few months away from when gas demand really peaks during the winter. There’s genuine uncertainty whether there will be sufficient gas to meet demand throughout the winter.”

The gas problem is largely due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has disrupted exports of Russian gas to Europe and raised prices everywhere else. But it’s not just the war: Alternative supplies of gas are expensive, climate change has drained rivers so much that many of Europe’s nuclear plants are offline, and there’s been more than a decade of confusion among European policymakers about how to build shock absorbers into the system. Power prices in both Germany and France reached record levels this week (again), a reflection of the continent’s ever-deepening power emergency. As nations buckle under the economic pressures, desperate times have called for desperate measures: Britain announced a painful 80 percent spike in the cap for household energy costs while Germany increased bills by almost 500 euros.

Continued…

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/08/26/europe-energy-crisis-natural-gas-economy-winter/

Angellight,
Yes! I read about that earlier. Amazing, isn’t it? The remarkable consistency, worldwide!

Jerry,
Yes, I’ve been aware of the European natural gas situation. Less so, the nuclear power plants lack of necessary water, and of the Euro situation. My personal opinion is the US is better off than many recognize. Europeans worse.

Also, in case you’ve missed the latest, “Boxes of documents even came with Trump on foreign travel, following him to hotel rooms around the world — including countries considered foreign adversaries of the United States.” (from a tweet by Tim O’Brien linking to the WaPo article.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/08/27/trump-archives-records-war/

For discovery I think Uranus and/or Pluto, possibly Sun and/or Moon.

For positive or negative coloring add the inners and Saturn.

Happy – Venus, Jupiter
Sad – Saturn. Possibly Neptune.
Exciting – Uranus
Upsetting, anger – Mars
Shocking, astonishing – Pluto

Senator Lindsey Graham is vigorously fighting a subpeona that is requiring him to appear before a Georgia grand jury. Adding to the intrigue, Graham’s decided pro Trump leanings as of late leads one to suspect that he may be involved in some sort of nefarious criminal cover up. Have the Russian oligarchs gotten to him? Has he been bought?

Born July 9, 1955 South Carolina, Graham’s natal Mercury/South Node conjunction sits at 25 Gemini. This is precisely where Mars stations on October 30th. It will be in close quincunx to tr. Pluto. Will Graham conveniently serve as Trump’s “Trumpeteer” and sound the alarm to the pro Trump supporters? A call to arms?

Graham Predicts ‘Riots In The Streets’ If Trump Prosecuted Over Classified Docs

The Hill
August 28, 2022

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/3619050-graham-predicts-riots-in-the-streets-if-trump-prosecuted-over-classified-docs/

Trump-Appointed-Judge Aileen Cannon Grants Trump’s Demand For Special Master BEFORE DOJ Weighs In / Glenn Kirschner

Video: 8 min 6 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7eH9qprhbQ

Jerry,
Thanks for the link re: Lindsey Graham. As a living specimen LG is exceptionally good evidence for the necessity of an annual award for extreme, absurd, jaw dropping hypocrisy.

There will surely be a reckoning which may result in several R congress persons who colluded with Trump getting the boot, some going to jail. LG is up for reelection in 2026, but I’m hoping he’ll be turned out sooner. Perhaps legal troubles will force him out?

SC needs better representation than that. His statement was not a prediction, but clearly a purposeful threat. But I doubt Merrick Garland and the DOJ are intimidated. It appears to me prosecution of Mr. Donald John Trump is unavoidable. Surely the senator as a former JAG lawyer knows that!

“President Biden’s Twitter account has recently been taken over by new White House’s Deputy Director of Platforms Megan Coyne, who garnered attention when she ran the official New Jersey Twitter account with attitude, and it seems as if the administration is taking the new saltiness out for a spin. “All the talk about the deficit from the same folks that gave an unpaid-for $2 trillion tax cut to the wealthy and big corporations. It makes you laugh,” the account said tonight. “Under my Administration, the deficit is on track to come down by more than $1 trillion this year.”

Heather Cox Richardson, FB

The Artemis I launch was scrubbed for today. She may launch Friday, but that depends on whether they can get the engine leak problem fixed in time.

NASA puts out good PR about all the good reasons for returning to the Moon, citing the need to do good science, to learn what is necessary to go to Mars, etc. All of that is true, but what they never mention is the military necessity.

Whomever controls the Moon controls the Earth. It is the ultimate high ground. From the Moon, any enemy on Earth can be defeated with one trebuchet and a few boulders equipped with guidance systems.

The Chinese government is militarizing space, putting up killer satellites, plus satellites with claws that can capture, grab and redirect other satellites, and is messing about in great secrecy with robots and various equipment on the dark side of the Moon, where it is impossible to monitor their activities.

To military analysts, it is obvious they intend to take exclusive possession of the Moon itself, and ALL the space surrounding the Earth. The CCP has overtly stated their space stations will be for their use only, although they recently made a deal to share facilities with the Russians. That of course, will eventually prove to be a temporary arrangement.

Our new “cold war” with China is fueling a new “space race.” The US intention has long been to share space projects with other partners. So far, Canadian, Japanese, and UK astronauts have been welcome to participate.
Due to financial difficulties, I personally believe the Russians will drop out of the race, leaving it to China vs the Free World allies.

NASA hopes to keep space neutral, open to all who want to do serious space science. The Chinese have no such intentions. We have no choice but to return to the Moon with full intention of permanent presence.

Hope the Artemis glitch does not portend future problems especially with mercury going retro soon.

On another note, FBI tells judge they’ve already undertaken a review of trump docs for exec papers by a special ‘filter team’ so there should not be a need for special master appointment.
Interesting, phrasing in the search affidavit includes the words fruits of crime …… “physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed in violation”

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I’d like to sever the fists of both Josh Hawley and Trump and have them jammed up each other’s asses. Their raised fists are a sacrilege and a mockery to the hard-won, legitimate causes for.which a raised fist served as an honorable call for solidarity. Disgusting!

The second-biggest Republican lie And the truth you should know

He urged the GOP to run TV ads telling average working people that Democrats have funded the IRS to hammer them. Wynn even offered a script: “Tell them the IRS is ‘coming after you if you’re a waiter, if you’re a bartender, if you’re anybody with a cash business … they’re coming after you.’” Unfortunately for Wynn, the funding for the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act targets the very wealthiest Americans — such as Steve Wynn — whose complicated businesses dealings and small armies of accountants and tax attorneys require lots of IRS resources if they’re to be audited.

Over the past decade, Republican lawmakers cut the IRS budget by roughly 20 percent — with the result that just 2 percent of the richest Americans had their taxes audited in 2019, down from 16 percent in 2010.

Not surprisingly, the richest 1 percent of Americans are estimated to be hiding more than 20 percent of their earnings from the IRS, accounting for more than a third of all unpaid federal taxes. The newly-added IRS funding is projected to raise some $100 billion in net tax revenue over the decade, mostly from the very rich.

https://robertreich.substack.com/p/the-second-biggest-republican-lie?r=3kukk&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Perhaps the only way out of this trumpist mess is for the donald to be declared insane, criminally or otherwise, and for a team of psychiatrists to sequester him away from civilization in a padded cell. Maybe they can use him to further their studies to benefit future humanity?

new Artemis launch time announced: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 AT 4:15 AM UTC+12

Add lindsey to the October surprise.

https://i.imgur.com/yfKk3Yq.gif

“The passage of the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act spurred investment in technology.

Yesterday, Honda and LG Energy Solution announced they would spend $4.4 billion to construct a new battery plant in the U.S. to join the plants General Motors is building in Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee; the ones Ford is building in Kentucky and Tennessee; the one Toyota is building in North Carolina; and the one Stellantis is building in Indiana. The plants are part of the switch to electric vehicles. According to auto industry reporter Neal E. Boudette of the New York Times, they represent “one of the most profound shifts the auto industry has experienced in its century-long history.”

Today, Kentucky governor Andy Beshear (D) announced that Kentucky has secured more than $8.5 billion for investment in the production of electric vehicle batteries, which should produce more than 8,000 jobs in the EV sector. “Kentuckians will literally be powering the future,” he said.

Also today, First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the U.S., announced that it would construct a new solar panel plant in the Southeast, investing up to $1 billion. It credited the Inflation Reduction Act with making solar construction attractive enough in the U.S. to build here rather than elsewhere. First Solar has also said it will upgrade and expand an existing plant in Ohio, spending $185 million.

Corning has announced a new manufacturing plant outside Phoenix, Arizona, to build fiber-optic cable to help supply the $42.5 billion high-speed internet infrastructure investment made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act. AT&T will also build a new fiber internet network in Arizona.

The CHIPS and Science Act is spurring investment in the manufacturing of chips in the U.S. Earlier this month, Micron announced a $40 billion investment in the next eight years, producing up to 40,000 new jobs. Qualcomm has also committed to investing $4.2 billion in chips from the New York facility of GlobalFoundries. Qualcomm says it intends to increase chip production in the U.S. by 50% over the next five years. In January, Intel announced it would invest $20 billion, and possibly as much as $100 billion, in a chip plant in Ohio.

This investment is part of a larger trend in which U.S. companies are bringing their operations back to the U.S. Last week, a report by the Reshoring Initiative noted that nearly 350,000 U.S. jobs have come home this year. The coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s war on Ukraine, and China’s instability were the push to bring jobs home, while the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act were the pull. Dion Rabouin notes in the Wall Street Journal that this reshoring will not necessarily translate to blue-collar jobs, as companies will likely increase automation to avoid higher labor costs.”

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/august-30-2022?r=3kukk&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

kiwi, insanity yes, because he demonstrably doesn’t know right from wrong. But I think he’ll go for incompetent representation and the claim none of it is his fault.

Kiwi,
I don’t see that as a solution. His followers would claim it was a false diagnosis, part of a conspiracy, etc.

There is no avoiding prosecution, even were he to successfully flee the country.. When prosecuted, he will probably be tested by psychiatrists, but that will not help his case. He likely will be tried for federal crimes, and for state violations in New York, and Georgia.

His only way to avoid the mess he made for himself is death. I doubt he would suicide. It is conceivable he might have a heart attack, but more likely he’ll serve time, ideally in a far off, isolated location, like maybe Wake Island at the base there.

IMO, there is no avoiding whatever troubles may come from his followers. And the R party, forever stained by the revelation of his deeper betrayals will go out of business, like the Federalists, and Whigs before them. Their dogmatic philosophy will be seen as antiquated, and inappropriate for the 21st century. A new party will replace them, as we redefine what we consider liberal, conservative, and moderate in a completely changed technological, political, and economic environment.

As Pluto moves through the last degrees of Capricorn, ever closer to Aquarius I see an interesting trend.

The pace of Confederate monument removal is accelerating, though no longer getting the front page coverage it once did.

Simultaneously, in Eastern Europe the pace of removal of monuments commemorating Soviet WWII victory has also accelerated, particularly since the invasion of Ukraine.

Anti-slavery/anti-tyranny sentiment is growing.

Bob, if Graham has trouble coming, it couldn’t happen to a better fellow. I dislike, almost hate him. He is such a damn hypocrite. And I’ll never forget his pro-Brent Kavanaugh speech at the time of the hearings. John McCain, his good friend, must be turning over in his grave.

Eliseo, don’t you think Trump would choose leaving the country and going underground rather than prison?

I usually dislike wishing misfortune or ill health on someone, but in Donny’s case a significant stroke rendering him speechless and helpless might do the trick – no texting, no talking, forced into seclusion, for him would be the ultimate hell.

I have been enjoying the news so much lately as our little Donnie suffers more and more. Given what he has put us (the entire world) through with his mishigas…it gives me hope.

Sharon K,
Fleeing the country is certainly a possibility, depending on a few factors, primarily whether he retained his wealth. But there is a major problem. – Ex-presidents know things, secrets which must be kept for national security. Previous ex-presidents have been loyal, honorable men who would never consider sharing state secrets with our enemies. Mr. Trump is not in that category.

Trump fleeing to a country with no US extradition treaty would essentially be defection. Foreign agents would be all over him pumping him for whatever information they might glean.

Were any of our intelligence organizations to discover Mr. T’s plan was to flee, they would have to quickly arrange for him to have a sudden, massive heart attack. Worst case scenario would be shooting his plane down.

Oddly, this morning I literally dreamed Mr. T found himself in a situation very much like the Tom Hanks character in the 2000 movie Cast Away. Alone, marooned, presumed dead for 3 to 5 years, DJT returned clutching a large log in the ocean, now a very changed and better man. I’m sure that was a dream which won’t come true.

Eliseo, I could see your dream coming true:
a debilitating stroke could fit your castaway senario – alone, marooned, presumed dead?
Then after 3-5 years of clinging to a “log” (wheelchair?) his temperament is forced to mellow. Through suffering he eventually gains empathy for others?

It won’t likely come true, Eliseo, but it’s a really appropriate image as I’m sure that’s how he feels right now.

His usual streak of good luck is not protecting him and he won’t triumph over all of his troubles no matter how hard he fights.

A stroke of Luck shall we say kiwi?

Eliseo,

No matter which way we choose to perceive it, Enfant Terrible L’Orange and his unholy organization is now a very real and potentially treacherous and dangerous liability. He has demonstrated again and again that he is loyal to no one. He’d sell his own mother to the highest bidder without skipping a heartbeat. He has also proven himself to be mercilessly cold and vindictive. That this misbegotten monster is in the know of all manner of the most secretive and sensitive U.S. geopolitical information should cause Christ himself to worry. His Presidency is one of the most regrettable mistakes in modern history. His access to all forms of social media and news outlets should be disabled/cauterized for the sake of national security. There is no telling the level of damage he is capable of stirring out of spite. What a bloody mess!

Hi Will,

This one’s for you……

BREAKING – Film Footage of Raid On Mar-A-Lago

Video 1 min 28 sec

https://youtu.be/z6hxYoiGeRI

Will,
Yep, Absolutely! “No telling the level of damage he is capable of stirring out of spite.” To call it “a bloody mess” is too kind.

In addition to his potential to foment domestic terrorism, like I said above, ex-presidents know state secrets. For the sake of national security we need Orange man either incarcerated ASAP, or dead. No other choices. Allowing him to escape or remain free is much too dangerous.

I suspect he’s already shared intelligence with the Saudis, and was negotiating, preparing to do so with others, like China or Russia.
Let us hope he is arrested and prosecuted very, very soon.

will & jerry ha ha ha
eliseo, the problem with a ‘mere’ arrest – sadly that would do absolutely nothing to silence his mouth, which at this point should be the prime directive.

Eliseo,

Wouldn’t surprise me if he was selling limited edition copies of what he purloined from our national Top Secrets. He’s truly an insufferable whore.

Jerry,

Thanks for the humor! I continue to feel like we are all enfolded in some dreadful, night-marish fugue. I’m waiting for it all to pop and turn inside out.

Kiwi,
I agree. A “mere arrest” won’t do. For reasons of national security, when he is arrested he will need to be taken into special custody with no possibility of bail. He would also of course be a flight risk.

Will,
I get your metaphor, your sense of indignant frustration, but I would think most whores, no matter how insufferable are probably not as depraved as DJT. He is in a unique category of his own. I am at least temporarily at a loss to find a truly accurate and appropriate string of words to adequately describe him, AND his story is not yet finished!

On one hand he reminds me of Mao Zedong, who out of his ideological narcissism allowed 45 million of his own people to die of starvation. Were he in similar circumstances, i have no doubt Orange Man would be comfortable doing the same.

On the other hand, the essential difference is intelligence. Mao was a brilliant, scholarly intellectual sociopath. Donald is hopelessly stupid, and arrogantly ignorant. Adolf Hitler made some enormously stupid decisions, but he was smart enough to write his own book. TFG is not.

If it is indeed a fact Donald sold or shared state secrets with foreign agents, IMO he deserves a similar fate to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. They were executed by gas chamber. I think hanging more appropriate for Donald.

Of course, that’s not at all likely. I think the best we might hope for would be Napoleon style exile. Not an Elba, wherefrom Napoleon escaped, but a St. Helena. If I’m not mistaken, the US has 750 bases overseas. Surely one of them is sufficiently remote for the purpose. Considering the alternatives, I’m convinced imprisoned exile on the Wake Island base might be best. But who listens to me?

Also,
all in all I don’t think either the Donald or the Republican party are done with their process of damaging themselves beyond any possible recovery. They won’t be done until each and every lemming has jumped off the cliff to brutal demise.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants Biden to apologize for labeling MAGA R’s as “semi-fascist.”

I agree. President Biden should apologize for using the prefix “semi.”

Whenever citizens see Kevin McCarthy or any other MAGA R’s in public they should point their index finger and chant “fascist, fascist, fascist” incessantly.

At a time when his supporters are increasingly calling for violence after the FBI executed a search warrant on the Trump Organization’s Mar-a-Lago property in order to recover classified documents, Trump is normalizing violence and suggesting that if he regains the presidency, he will protect those who fight on his behalf.

In Arizona, Jerod MacDonald-Evoy of the Arizona Mirror reported that Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters has hired two fake electors as part of his staff. Before the primary, Masters’s website read: “We need to get serious about election integrity. The 2020 election was a rotten mess—if we had had a free and fair election, President Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office today and America would be so much better off,” although he has since scrubbed it to read simply: “We need to get serious about election integrity.” Trump endorsed Masters.

https://t.co/tSM0fdCcEC

“Authorities in Michigan are investigating how a missing voting machine from the state wound up for sale on eBay last month for $1,200. Election machines are part of the United States’ critical infrastructure and are supposed to be kept under lock and key. ”

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/01/politics/michigan-voting-machine-sold-ebay-goodwill-investigation/index.html

I recently saw a photo of a gathering of american nazis from the 30s, of which I was previously unaware. The resurgence of this movement, combined with old south doctrine, seems to be what we are once again fighting, – very scary.
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/american-nazism-and-madison-square-garden

43 EMPTY FOLDERS!
So who has the contents!?!??
Who bought the contents?

When you’ve lost Bill Barr as an ally, you’ve lost the game. Bill Barr excoriates Trump, & defends DOJ & FBI 4 minutes 44 seconds into the video, but entire video (7 minutes 20 seconds) is worthwhile

‘Every New Fact Makes The Situation Worse’ For Trump: Neal Katyal on Nicole Wallace Deadline MSNBC
Sep 2, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqKv7q0D2IY

kiwi, it really is history repeating itself. Nazi’s had a large rally in NYC attended by thousands and there was an attempt by wealthy industrialists to overthrow a popularly elected president.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_Nazi_rally_at_Madison_Square_Garden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

The Nazis and South can rise again 100 times.

And we will punch and stomp them back down 1000 times.

may it be so buckeyeshadow!!

Kiwi & BuckeyeShadow,
Just my opinion: it feels like we are experiencing the last gasp of the old myth/cult of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy.

The removal of Confederate monuments accelerated recently, though now such stories are on page 17A instead of page 1. Increasingly, local governments don’t want shrines and pillars to the “heroes” of that overtly racist cause in their communities. They cause too much trouble.
Furthermore, MAGA Republican efforts to suppress votes are a sign of weakness, of their waning power. It is a loud cry, a too late effort to preserve a dying ethos, dangerous and harmful nevertheless, but essentially the flailings of a dying beast.

What power they have is temporary. They sense this. Their draconian laws and rules are expressions of their desperation.

We are experiencing the last wave of migration into the sun belt. Relatively soon, within the next several decades (if not sooner) that demographic geography will be reversed. As climate change progresses, the southern third of the contiguous 48 states will become less and less habitable, more and more depopulated. The Old South and Southwestern states will have the least population. There will be some areas within that belt that are essentially uninhabitable.

“We” will be a very different country. The entire human world will have experienced greater technological, economic, spiritual, and socio-cultural transformation than anything we’ve had in the last 12,000 years.

The “South” culturally and politically will be ancient history, as ancient as the Hittites.

I agree with your opinion Eliseo.

More immediate is a time I have been holding back on posting about for months, perhaps a year. After all this time I cannot sort it out except to say it will be a difficult time for the president, the country, and possibly Merrick Garland and many in the tRump camp. It could be the beginning of an “October Surprise” that runs through the entire month. Target date is October 8th.

I agree with your opinion Eliseo.

More immediate is a time I have been holding back on posting about for months, perhaps a year. After all this time I cannot sort it out except to say it will be a difficult time for the president, the country, and possibly Merrick Garland and many in the tRump camp. It could be the beginning of an “October Surprise” that runs through the entire month.

Target date is October 8th.
https://i.imgur.com/m9RqGE2.gif

Bob,
Your target date “feels” right. I’ve come to anticipate a series or group of simultaneous events or revelations which for many will shift political perceptions, opinions, conclusions, and behaviors. Certain things will become obvious, things that were always there, but to many were obscured. I think that obtains for Magas, R’s, and Dems.

I feel your key word in the post was “beginning.” Yes, a series of events in October, but I also see continuing transformative political and economic developments domestically, and internationally beyond the end of the year into the spring.

Just my intuition in concert with my social science background.

Concerning Trump, I suspect the Mar-a-Lago scandal is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. For the foreseeable future, every day will be a banner field day for presidential historians!

Thank you Bob! Mars at the mid-point between transiting Neptune and Sibley Neptune and the Sibley Neptune is under its own opposition with transiting Neptune adding aggression to Neptunian themes like oil, delusion, inspiration, scapegoating, floods…? And I heard the election itself occurs during an eclipse as if we need a pimple on top of the boil about to pop. I believe the last Pluto pass to the Sibley Pluto is Dec 22 and then it moves slowly onto its ingress into Aquarius several months later. I’m thinking the results of many elections will not be finished until late Dec and my fervent prayer is that it will be a full rejection of Trumpist fascism.

Kiwi: Joy Reid on the Reidout did a commentary of the Nazi uprising in America in the 1930s. I too was unaware of this.

“Today the unsealing of a court filing revealed that the August 8 search turned up more than 11,000 documents or photographs that were not classified, 31 documents marked CONFIDENTIAL, 54 marked SECRET, and 18 marked TOP SECRET. In addition, agents found 48 empty folders marked CLASSIFIED, and 42 empty folders marked to be returned to a military aide. Those documents were not filed with the envelopes.

This story is unprecedented and explosive. As Sue Gordon, who was principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019, told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace yesterday, in addition to the potential for exposing national secrets, the exposure of the networks and techniques that were in those documents could unravel intelligence networks that took decades to build.”

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-2-2022?r=3kukk&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

CNN White House correspondent John Harwood abruptly leaves the news channel


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Just a week ago, a judge ordered the release of the affidavit on which the FBI applied for a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago. That document revealed that Trump had taken highly classified documents from the government and held them in insecure locations. That document was horrifying, but it referred only to documents the government had already recovered, not the ones for which it would go on to search for on August 8.

Today the unsealing of a court filing revealed that the August 8 search turned up more than 11,000 documents or photographs that were not classified, 31 documents marked CONFIDENTIAL, 54 marked SECRET, and 18 marked TOP SECRET. In addition, agents found 48 empty folders marked CLASSIFIED, and 42 empty folders marked to be returned to a military aide. Those documents were not filed with the envelopes.

This story is unprecedented and explosive. As Sue Gordon, who was principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019, told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace yesterday, in addition to the potential for exposing national secrets, the exposure of the networks and techniques that were in those documents could unravel intelligence networks that took decades to build.

The implications for the destruction of our national security at Trump’s hands are enormous.

And yet, after President Joe Biden’s speech last night saying that “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Republicans have rushed to attack Biden as divisive, hateful, or disparaging of half the country, claiming far more support than they have. Biden offered them an off-ramp from this profound scandal, inviting them to stand on the side of defending democracy, and they refused it.

They have tied themselves to what looks like it is on the way to becoming the biggest attack on our national security in our history, but it is not clear to me that even remaining Republican voters will be okay with the compromise of our national security. National security used to be very important to Republicans.

Trump’s attorney general Bill Barr seemed today to be trying to get whatever is left of the Republican establishment to abandon the former president. He told two different Fox News Channel programs: “I…think for them to have taken things to the current point, they probably have pretty good evidence…. I think the driver on this from the beginning was…loads of classified information sitting in Mar-a-Lago. People say this was unprecedented, well it’s also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club.”

“I can’t think of a legitimate reason why they…could be taken…away from the government if they’re classified.” He added that he was “skeptical” that Trump had declassified the documents. “I think it’s highly improbable, [and]…if in fact he sort of stood over scores of boxes, not really knowing what was in them, and said ‘I hereby declassify everything in here,’ that would be such an abuse and…shows such recklessness it’s almost worse than taking the documents.”

Among all the Republican backlash over Biden’s speech, today, veteran CNN White House reporter John Harwood said:

“The core point he made in that political speech about a threat to democracy is true.

“Now, that’s something that’s not easy for us, as journalists, to say. We’re brought up to believe there’s two different political parties with different points of view and we don’t take sides in honest disagreements between them. But that’s not what we’re talking about. These are not honest disagreements. The Republican Party right now is led by a dishonest demagogue.

“Many, many Republicans are rallying behind his lies about the 2020 election and other things as well. And a significant portion—or a sufficient portion—of the constituency that they’re leading attacked the Capitol on January 6th. Violently.

“By offering pardons or suggesting pardons for those people who violently attacked the Capitol, which you’ve been pointing out numerous times this morning, Donald Trump made Joe Biden’s point for him.”

Shortly afterward, Harwood announced he was no longer with CNN.

A source told Dan Froomkin of Press Watch that Harwood had been told last month he was being let go, despite his long-term contract, and that he used his last broadcast to send a message.” (Heather Cox Richardson news)

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2022/09/cnn-white-house-correspondent-john-harwood-abruptly-leaves-the-news-channel.html

With DJT, always the psychological projection… It’s never ending!

“Crooked Hillary” when he was the real crook.
Hillary’s inadvertent and unintentional fumbling of her email (who among us of and above a certain age might have done the same?) is no comparison to Trump’s intentional theft and blatant misuse, mishandling, and possible sale of classified documents.

“Fraudulent election” “Rigged election” and “Stolen election” when he and his allies were the fraudsters and wannabe electoral thieves.

“Fake news” when the fakery was always generated by him and his team while mainstream journalists did their best to find and report the truth.

Now he accuses Mr. Biden of being the “enemy of the state,” when of course we know who the real enemy is. What next? I almost hope he accuses Biden of being the “AntiChrist!” I almost hope he points the index finger of his tiny right hand, loudly and angrily proclaims, “Biden is Satan Incarnate!” Of course, he probably doesn’t know the word incarnate. He probably thinks it might have something to do with cars.

The irony grows and intensifies.

Trump could be charged with crimes he suggested Edward Snowden should be executed for, says former Fox News analyst

Excerpt:
According to a former Fox News analyst, former President Donald Trump could be charged with the same crimes that he suggested a National Security Agency whistleblower should be executed for.

“In a monumental irony,” former New Jersey Superior Court judge Andrew Napolitano wrote in an op-ed in the New Jersey Herald, both Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the NSA’s Edward Snowden “stand charged with the very same crimes that are likely to be brought against Trump.”

https://www-businessinsider-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.businessinsider.com/trump-crimes-assange-snowden-executed-former-fox-analyst-2022-9?amp=&amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16624030361224&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Ftrump-crimes-assange-snowden-executed-former-fox-analyst-2022-9

Yes, but now they are saying (on Dem Underground) that the “special master” permission granted by the judge is going to delay things, Eliseo, which was their goal.

Sharon K,
Yep. No avoiding delay now. I tentatively surmise the judge must be in Trump’s pocket as there clearly is no need for a special master. Assigning one is just plain dumb unless your ONLY goal is delay.

The DOJ will now surely appeal the decision which of course = more delay!

Sharon, what the Federalist Society judge did was to totally delay the prosecution of trump. Rumor is that the DOJ will appeal to the 11th Circuit (which is filled with more Federalist Society judges). When did Leo Leonard (the power behind the Federalist Society) decide to declare war on democracy?

Lets not forget that the CIA has lost many human assets in the past year – the same assets that were named in documents that trump stole (and then gave or sold to foreign governments).

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/us/politics/cia-informants-killed-captured.html

Its Leonard Leo – not the reverse.

Sharon K & Silcominc,

Obviously, the ruling is a completely unjustified and unnecessary delay. Silcominc, I’m not sure how “total” it might be. We don’t know how extensive or for how long. We will have to see. I don’t know any details, nor the implied perambulations. I was perhaps naively expecting the judge to deny the request.

I am extremely annoyed and exasperated!
I’d like to see the Orange MAGAot Betrayer prosecuted asap.

The nightmare continues, and I’m very tired of it. What do we have to do? Purge the nation of all these Federalist Society judges? It feels like our society has been poisoned, and we just can’t seem to shake the consequent infection and fever.

My Two Cents,

I’m going to wax optimistic about
this Trump-appointed Judge giving Trump permission to bring in a “special master” to peruse the documents. While it may very well cause yet more delays for the DOJ, I would wager Garland et al have already weighted this very possibility and will fast-track as much of this procedural tedium to counterbalance the unnecessary, transparently tactical delays. This so named special master will be under such enormous scrutiny that Italy be impossible for he/she/they to pull anything too greasy or slick. It may end up being an instance wherein this Cracker Jackass is being given all the rope ge needs to get himself a righteous Saddam Hussein style lynching. Nancy has written about how Pluto conjunct Pluto transits carry a vicious fight to the death valence of treachery. But in the end, all horrid thugs and despots ultimately fall. A righteous victory will then be even more gratifying.
We must do everything in our power to rub the present GOP off the face of the planet. We can do this people. Yes we can.

Will,
Thank You for your optimism! I needed that. I hope you assessment is correct. I’m disappointed, I think because I’ve been hoping the man would be indicted before the midterm election. As the anthropomorphic saying goes, “from your lips to God’s ears.”

RE: “We must do everything in our power to rub the present GOP off the face of the planet. We can do this people. Yes we can.”

I heartily agree. We have no choice. The R’s as a party full of rational, sensible people we might nevertheless disagree with are long gone, having evolved, beginning in the 1960’s into the criminal enterprise we have today.

Trump Went Judge Shopping and It Paid Off in Mar-a-Lago Case

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-went-judge-shopping-and-it-paid-off-in-mar-a-lago-case/ar-AA11vTIA?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=443621f6fa824352e5740edb753feef2

Is Something Called “Narcissistic Collapse” Coming To America?

“At some point — probably, depending on how this all plays out, when or if he’s charged with a crime — he’ll confront the inevitable truth that he’s a fraud and a failure, and has been one his entire life. A fraud and failure who sold out his own nation just for money, power, and glory. Who not only committed treason, but has now lost the entire game.

That will be his Fuhrerbunker moment, his abused-wife-is-leaving moment, his Jim Jones-in-the-jungle moment, when he will fully turn on America and lash out, trying to destroy whatever he can in and of this nation.

That’s when he’ll call his people to murderous violence.

That’s when stochastic terrorism could rear its ugly head in a widespread way across the country, with “lone wolf” murderers picking off perceived “Trump enemies.”

That’s when the “civil war” violent attacks — on people administering elections; well-known Democrats and “disloyal Republicans”; and authority-figure government employees like police, judges, and members of the FBI — predicted and fretted about by so many, will be closest.

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2022/9/4/2120723/-Is-Something-Called-Narcissistic-Collapse-Coming-To-America

“The temptation is powerful to close our eyes and wait for the worst to pass, but history tells that for freedom to survive, it must be defended, and that if lies are to stop, they must be exposed.”

Madeline Albright

Ellie (from) Dreams Down Under, i.e. an intelligent Australian tarot reader, IMO with a deeper understanding of the symbolism and better connection than most, made an interesting point about Donald and the recent special master ruling.

“A defendant who is given an extra fair process has no avenues for appeal once convicted.”

There may be very good news about 4 weeks from now for us on the political Left. Could beat my October 8 target date.

EXCERPT FROM “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Sarah Kendzior

“I learned that the man who trained Donald Trump was the go-to attorney for the New York mob. That when Rudy Giuliani pushed the Italian mob out of New York, the Russian mafia took over. That Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Robert Mueller and agents in both the FBI and Russia’s FSB warned that this mafia had gone global and infiltrated governments. That Donald Trump’s circle is filled with people who have worked for the most dangerous mafia boss in the world, who once sat at the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted, and who may be the reason Vladimir Putin is in power today.”

The story of Donald Trump’s rise to power is the story of a buried American history – buried because powerful people liked it that way… We live in the era of the masses versus the mob: but people do not recognize the mob as the mob. In the twenty-first century, the mob both wears suits and files them. The mob is tasteful, and presidential, and – worst of all – legal.

– Sarah Kendzior, Hiding In Plain Sight

What happens to the rethuglican vote if TFG dies before the midterms?

Bob,
If he dies before the midterms, the cult of the “Lost Cause” will be replaced by the cult of the “Lost Messiah.” Meanwhile, conspiracy “theories” surrounding his death will mushroom like a small nuclear bomb.

Angellight – havent read or heard of the book before, but many years ago, late 90s, I had the distinct flash thought “the mobs gone white collar”. I think it was around the time the bank deregulation legislation, that was put in place in the 30s, was eliminated. I suspect that strategy was part of why they kneecapped clinton politically. I think Newt Gingrich is an integral element to all these shenanigans and right wing authoritarian creep – he was calling the shots from the mid 90s.
And given events over the past few years, I have also wondered if Guiliani was somehow used to get rid of the italian mob so the russian mob could get a foothold. Very interesting to have my thoughts put into print. Ill have to get the book and read it.

This from a commentator on NY Times –

“Either Sunday or yesterday, I googled Judge Cannon’s Wikipedia statistics. If she had any judicial history, it would be published. The only thing I saw was the proposed Special Master ruling which leads me to believe she never tried a case before.

Inexperienced, I think is an understatement. How about you?”

I checked Wikipedia and she was right.

kiwi: I too had not heard of the book. Came across the info today and ordered on Amazon. She also has a new book out. It’s called They Knew.

https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/1484561581493174279?s=20&t=RhhM20G9kCDqLVhoXV-ufA

Angellight, Leo (the head of Federalist Society) has specialized in putting young inexperienced ideologues on the Federal Court. Prior to Reagen, each president sought older, experienced jurists on the Federal Bench. Since Reagen, the GOP has only put young lunatics, who could reign for many decades, on the bench and we are now dealing with that horrific result.

Also, Kendzior has a podcast called Gaslight.

I meant who would they vote for or might the movement fall out for many and have many stay home and not vote.

silcominc: Thanks. A sad situation. Reagen got rid of the Fairness Doctrine also and the decline of American middle class began when he got elected.

I hope this ruling is merely the beginning. 100’s, perhaps 1000’s should IMO be in this category.

Judge calls Jan. 6 an ‘insurrection,’ bars ‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder from office

A judge in New Mexico declared that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was an “insurrection,” the first time any court has done so, a government watchdog group said.
The judge also barred Otero County Commissioner and “Cowboys for Trump” founder Couy Griffin from office for participating in the riot.

Excetpts:
A judge in New Mexico declared Tuesday that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was an “insurrection” as he ruled that Otero County Commissioner and “Cowboys for Trump” founder Couy Griffin must be removed from office for participating in the attack.

Griffin is barred for life from holding any federal or state office — including his current role as county commissioner, from which he will be ousted “effective immediately,” Judge Francis Mathew ruled.

Griffin became “constitutionally disqualified” from those positions as of Jan. 6, 2021, the judge concluded.

The ruling marked the first time that any court found that the Capitol riot met the definition of an insurrection, according to the nonprofit government watchdog group CREW, which represented the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit to disqualify Griffin.

“This decision makes clear that any current or former public officials who took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and then participated in the January 6th insurrection can and will be removed and barred from government service for their actions,” CREW President Noah Bookbinder sai

Mathew’s ruling also marks the first time since 1869 that a court has disqualified a public official under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, according to CREW.

That section, known as the Disqualification Clause, bars any person from holding civil or military office at the federal or state level of the United States if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/09/06/judge-calls-jan-6-an-insurrection-bars-cowboys-for-trump-founder-from-office.html?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16625063620749&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2022%2F09%2F06%2Fjudge-calls-jan-6-an-insurrection-bars-cowboys-for-trump-founder-from-office.html

The more discussions that emerge about the extraordinary level of integrity required for a valid special master,
the more it is becoming apparent that there may be an extremely limited pool of nominees from which to choose. I’m no lawyer but I wonder if the DOJ could file a temporary restraining order to suspend or otherwise nullify the offending judge’s ruling that would allow the Trump org to use a special master. If the TRO stood on solid law, it would lead to the imposition of a permanent injunction against permission to use a special master. The judge who ruled in Trump’s favor for the SM is utterly and completely unqualified to have granted this and is a Trump appointee. She is not published in any reviews or judicial experience. She’s a moral and ethical sewer who is profoundly out of her depth. A travesty.

Angellight – Thank you for your post of Sept 6 at 2:00 pm.

It is reaffirming and very clear.

Too true. Simple.

Eliseo – Thank you for ALL your posts. What a brain! 🙂

Right?

will: YEAH!!

There’s a lot of books I SHOULD buy but the one I am gonna buy is Michael Tomasky:

“The Middle Out –

“The Rise of Progressive Economics and a Return to Shared Prosperity”.

Bob,
RE: “I meant who would they vote for or might the movement fall out for many and have many stay home and not vote.”

Just my opinion: IF he passed over between now and the coming 2022 election, my feeling is many R’s would stay home, and not vote. But by the time of the 2024 election many may have recovered.

The 2024 election may be a different story. It would depend I think partially on if the R’s have a charismatic candidate.

BUT… whether Mr. T is dead or alive (in 2024) I strongly expect additional damning information will continue to be revealed, week after week from the present through the next several years. As time passes I believe that information will get progressively darker. Our worst fears about DT, i.e. “Darth Traitor” will not only be confirmed, but exceeded several times.

In the long run, this surely will IMO not merely damage, but probably be one of the instruments of death for the GOP.

Sunstars,
My pleasure. You are a mighty bright lass yourself! Your appellation is appropriate. You shine like the sun and the stars.

sunstars: You are truly welcome. We are all sharing here trying to make sense of this dark time and educate each other on how to overcome this. What a struggle.

FRONTLINE’s New Season Begins Tonight With “Lies, Politics and Democracy”

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/frontlines-new-season-begins-tonight-with-lies-politics-and-democracy/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share_button via @frontlinepbs

What a good feeling as I watched this.

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/barack-obama-michelle-obama-white-house-portraits/

thanks for sharing the portraits Bob. I wonder what will happen to the trump portrait schedule if more definitive dirt is exposed?

fwiw – intuitiview posting this morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6b0mFTSSr4

just watched the obamas at the white house – I have SO missed their humor and wise words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HUhrmCUF54

Report: Trump won’t unveil Obama’s official White House portrait anytime soon

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/19/trump-wont-unveil-obamas-official-white-house-portrait-report-says/5222606002/ via @usatoday

Petulant Child Trump Won’t Unveil Obama Portrait at White House

https://youtu.be/au45u38QrZE

angellight – trumps refusal was a blessing in disguise.
Michelles awesome speech, hosted by the Bidens (at around the 30min mark in my link above) slammed trump by comparison without ever mentioning his name!

I took the link from the unveiling ceremony as I watched it. It played for a long time without a break showing the full speeches of both presidents and their wives without interruption. It was probably an hour or so. Now CBS has changed the content.

we still need to be vigilant though: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/oath-keepers-law-enforcement-military-roll_n_631859a3e4b027aa405614d5

“The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists and identified more than 370 people it believes currently work in law enforcement agencies — including as police chiefs and sheriffs — and more than 100 people who are currently members of the military.
It also identified more than 80 people who were running for or served in public office as of early August. “

Very worrisome – the ice shelf of the Thwaits glacier, which Eliseo has already spoken of here – may actually have only 5 years, and it’s holding back the entire glacier. Sorry to be the bearer of frightening, “existential” news.

A ‘doomsday glacier’ the size of Florida is disintegrating faster than thought
Source: Washington Post

Thwaites Glacier, known as the “doomsday glacier” for the risk it poses to global sea levels, is retreating faster than previously thought, study shows

A large glacier in Antarctica that could raise sea levels several feet is disintegrating faster than last predicted, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

The Thwaites Glacier — dubbed the “doomsday glacier” because scientists estimate that without it and its supporting ice shelves, sea levels could rise more than 3 to 10 feet — lies in the western part of the continent. After recently mapping it in high-resolution, a group of international researchers found that the glacial expanse experienced a phase of “rapid retreat” sometime in the past two centuries — over a duration of less than six months.

According to a news release accompanying the study, researchers concluded that the glacier had “lost contact with a seabed ridge” and is now retreating at a speed of 1.3 miles per year — a rate double what they predicted between 2011 and 2019.

Unlike some other glaciers that are connected to dry land, Thwaites is grounded in the seabed, making it more vulnerable to warming waters as a result of human-induced climate change. Thwaites already accounts for about 4 percent of annual sea level rise.

Crucial Antarctic ice shelf could fail within five years, scientists say

“You can’t take away Thwaites and leave the rest of Antarctica intact,” said Alastair Graham, a marine geologist at the University of South Florida and the co-author of the study, in a phone interview.

He described the consequences of losing Thwaites “existential.”

According to the United Nations, more than 40 percent of the world’s human population lives within 60 miles of the coast — areas that will be hit hard by rising tides.

Fortunately kiwi got the whole unveiling ceremony also and her link has better beginning and ending video than CBS live news coverage had. I had posted this last night but it went into space I guess.

I concur with the wonderful nostalgic feelings while viewing the official White House portraits of them. I was actually kvelling at the sight of all of those wonderful, dedicated and decent people who attended the event in person. The contrast between the Democratic Party and the Republicans has increased and sharpened; we are truly in a civil war of sorts via these unprecedented legal maneuvers and decisions by the various courts. I am dumbstruck about how so many of my own family and even some friends who have fallen victim to the culture of hatred, selfishness, overt dishonesty and intolerance. This is not America. (but it is!). When I am at my best, I practice deep meditations and generate kind, loving and healing visualizations for the whole universe. Although laws and legislation will play a big part in ending this madness, I believe we have to raise our own vibration on a daily basis and bring our relative state of peace and gratitude to our encounters with others. “When they go low, we go high.” This is my aspiration even though I fall far from reaching it quite often. When I fall, I ultimately redirect, redirect, redirect without guilt or self approbation.

I acquired a 8 week-old red male Doberman puppy who I named Gianni. Mother of Christ, what have I done! I forgot that it was 30 years ago when I had my last doggy. I was so much quicker, agile, physically-toned and capable then. This little guy is akin to bolts of lightening. I’ve never been so challenged. He’s teething so he’s biting and chewing me and everything in sight. He is not yet house-trained which is oh, so much fun. But he is astonishingly present and amazing. I’ll be attending the University of YouTube in an effort to get some decent training tips. I am elbow deep in aloe vera gel. Every time I rebuke him for biting me, he intensifies this behavior. I have provided him a panoply of different chewing toys; he mouths them for a few moments but then decidedly goes for my fingers and hands. I have to remind myself that he’s just a young baby. I am learning to develop a higher tolerance for frustration. He is impossible but I laugh out loud at his antics – he has no bad intentions other than eating my flesh, clinging to me wherever I go, pooping and peeing everywhere and getting into absolutely everything that isn’t in a closet or drawer. Mother Mary, what have I done!
He was born on 6/25/22. But he does not present as a moonchild; he feels more like Aries/Scorpio/Gemini energy. I have no intention of “quitting” him. Onward!

Unfortunately, I’ve been a highly sensitive intuitive for most all of my life. I tend to have sporadic precognitive episodes. (They probably are actually cyclical and in harmony with transiting planets affecting my chart.)

I don’t ask for them, or cultivate them, nor do I have any control over them. They just happen. Sometimes such experiences for me have been very specific with time, place and details, like when I so clearly foresaw the events of 9/11/01 for about 48 hours before they occurred. At other times they are more ambiguous, but almost always quite intense. They can be foreknowledge of very positive and happy events, or conversely quite the opposite.

A few hours ago, Sept. 7th from about 5:45 pm to about 8:00 pm PDT I experienced an intense feeling of sadness for no apparent personal reason, accompanied by an ominous feeling of some coming tragedy or catastrophe. That sadness and sense of foreboding persisted, and then was suddenly gone.

Did anyone else have such an experience at about that same time?

Will,
Congratulations on adopting your puppy! I wish you well on the raising of your new baby. Your story brought me a genuine smile!

I’m certainly no expert on pet astrology, but I’ve long been of the opinion the ascendant rising sign is most important for dogs and cats, more so than the sun sign, or moon placement. But I would hazard a guess, someone on this blog, wiser and more knowledgeable than am I, probably has a clearer perception on that.

Eliseo: There is major concern about the queen of England. May be this is what you picked up.

Angellight,
Quite possibly. I tend to have these episodes in concert with world events, not so much with anything personal or local. Furthermore, I am deeply connected on important levels with all the nations of the British Isles.

On the other hand, I sometimes meet people and immediately “Know” things about them. It was very helpful when I was a criminal investigator, but in recent years working in academia I’m completely silent about it as it tends to spook people if they know.

In 1972 I had an extraordinary three part vision in which I foresaw events of 2000 and 2001. In the third part Queen Elizabeth II played a major symbolic role revealing details which did indeed transpire in 2001. I again had such an episode shortly before the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.

Incidentally, most are unaware there was a terrorist team on 9/11 with orders to crash a plane into the Parliament building in London. Fortunately they were apprehended and arrested at Heathrow airport before boarding the plane.

It was never in the news, but folks connected to US and UK Intelligence are aware of it. The event was documented in certain books, but you still rarely or never hear of it.

Apparently, in the custody of MI6 the hijackers disappeared. No trial, no front page news on them. I suspect the reason is MI6 interrogated them and soon quietly and covertly executed them.

Queen Elizabeth II has died at 96, ending a 70-year reign. Prince Charles is now King Charles III.

Eliseo – That must be what it was …. unless also something else comes up

Sunstars, Angellight,
Yes. I think so.

BTW, the DOJ has filed an appeal regarding the special master ruling.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/09/08/politics/mar-a-lago-special-master-justice-department/index.html

“As the flag is lowered to half-mast over Windsor Castle an incredible rainbow appears over the castle for a few minutes and then just like that, it was gone,”

I dont expect those in the US to understand the sadness I feel today with the queen’s passing. Partly due also to her mystical connection to history that is beyond modern politics.
I was lucky enough to see her several times during my life, and as a child spoke to a neighbor who had lunch with her on the yacht Britannia and shared his impressions of her. So gracious and such strength of character, I admired her as a person immensely – a giant in one respect, belied by her tiny frame and absolutely radiant, beautiful skin, noticeable when close.
2019 Charles and Camilla visited our wee town and I was fortunate enough to shake both their hands and briefly speak… I was actually surprised also to perceive that they seemed so different and much better than how many tabloids portray them.

Taurus Sun, a royal Leo Moon, and Cap Rising. She was born to be a monarch and maintained within the role quite well for all of her years, ascending to the throne while Pluto was still in Leo.

As the British are known to say, we shall likely not soon look upon her like again.

Personally not a monarchist, but I can’t help but acknowledge the energy that Elizabeth generated, and the manner in which she seemed to transcend time and multiple eras of history, going all the way back to WWII and the time of Hitler, Churchill and FDR. Hard to imagine any future monarch reigning during a similarly lengthy period of rapid modernization and change.

It will be interesting to see how all the countries under the crown navigate the ever-after in her absence. I suspect that more of them will break away and seek full sovereignty in the coming Pluto in Aquarius years.

Seems fitting and symbolic too that she passes a very aged elite at the end of Pluto in Capricorn. She won’t be the last to go.

Kiwi,
I felt the deep sadness yesterday as a precognitive experience. I did not know she was ill. For me, she has long functioned as an important archetypal image and symbol, occasionally present in my dreams and visions. See my September 8th, 2022 4:48 am & 11:09 am posts.

A good friend, now passed, who served in the US Army in WWII danced with her at a special event during the war. At that time she was of course still a princess. My friend also commented on her “radiant, beautiful skin,” and how gracious and kind she was to the soldiers.

I agree with you the tabloids are unfair to the Royals. In prying into their private lives, such papers appeal to a kind of childish prurience.

The British monarch is head of state for your country and several others. To you and all others in such countries I offer my most sincere condolences.

I do wonder how the US itself manages to find its way out of this current era of reactionary-ism and the cult of personality. It might seem easy enough if Trump just summarily collapsed and expired, the inevitable outcome of poor self care and an awful diet. Whether he lasts another two months or 20 years (dear Universe let’s hope not…) I suspect there are years of convulsions and craziness yet to come for the people who have become so enthralled by him and the apparent influence he wields.

One thing is for certain—Pluto in Cap and our Pluto Return has exposed some very ugly truths about a good number of our fellow Americans. Can we even still continue to be a functioning country with this knowledge?

BuckeyeShadow,
RE: your 10:24 pm post.
My thoughts as well. We are again on the same “wavelength.”

Unfortunately, the glaringly obvious truth to all but the most fervent Trumpers, is the man is a loose lipped, living, breathing ever present danger to the nation and the national security of the US and our allies. As long as he is alive and free he could in conversation theoretically “spill the beans” to any of our enemies. Unlike ex-presidents before him, that would be for him in character.

I doubt this will occur, but I think the most convenient scenario would be for the man to expire of natural causes before any possible indictment. That way, no precedent is set and investigations could continue, criminal and historical, as there were others involved in his various crimes. As the truth of his crimes and betrayal became clear, gradually, probably slowly, loyalty to him and his memory would diminish. Concomitantly, we could institute the reforms, laws, constitutional amendments, etc. necessary to repair the damage and prevent such a sick, criminal mind from ever attaining such high office again.

Otherwise, we are in a damned if we do, damned if we don’t dilemma. Indictment, conviction, incarceration, etc. are necessary, but set a bad precedent. Apart from any domestic Trumper terrorism, future R’s might retaliate by indicting a Dem ex-president for chewing gum on Sunday.

Eliseo,

Thank you for the good wishes re: Gianni. He’s quite the handful. I’m sticking with Aries his ascendant – he is an indefatigably feisty little guy. I had no one to watch him today so I took him with me to my uncle’s funeral mass; even the priest smiled when I carried him in my arms as I took the Eucharist. Thank you again.

kiwi,

I feel the heaviness in your heart; I am so very sorry for her passing. She is quite a strong spirit and will hopefully continue to assist her subjects in the seasons to come. She’s a rare soul who redefined what public service is about. She made it her business to remain steadfast and provided a North Star for her nation as traversed such fear and sorrow during WW2. I doubt we will see anyone close to the likes of her for quite some time. I wish you hope and happier days ahead. God knows Elizabeth lived her life right up to the last flicker of her wick.

Eliseo,

I know the feelings you write about; I find myself overwhelmed by melancholy and tearfulness once a month and I’ve clocked it happening a few days before the full moon. Nonetheless, it always surprises me when it comes over me. No one ever said it was easy being an empath, huh?

Two things: Going forward.

The Constitution is GOLDEN.

The THING that has undermined the Constitution is human frailty which must be addressed….. the ELEMENTS that have allowed and fostered INEQUALITY.

The Constitution understood that equality was the answer.

Slave owners got around that.

The Original Sin was owning slaves.

This was the Original Sin against the Constitution.

Another thing we must address is the lack of education. This is #2.

We must understand. There must be communication.

We must know what PSYCHOPATHY is. We must recognize when a person does not have a conscience; when a person does not believe in the greater good.

Betsy De Vos – can someone else describe her?

She’s in a class by herself… sort of..the class that say the Koch brothers were/are in…… She’s a Capricorn with a Leo Moon….

Don’t get me wrong – I like and understand the Cap/Leo but not with her motivations….

She would destroy our society. For her extremely selfish and horribly warped reasons. OMG.

We have to be educated….. 🙂

And we only can, across the board, be educated, if we have equality.

Eliseo,

I have a special affinity for Great Britain having spent a fair amount of time there over the years. India has that special connection to the UK as well being part of the commonwealth.

I saw an excellent documentary recently that I found especially fascinating……..

Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen

It follows rare private moments from the Queen’s life, including her engagement at Balmoral and behind the scenes footage of her first tour abroad with her family.

Video: 1 hour 17 min

https://moviesyify.org/movie/elizabeth-the-unseen-queen-81520

Cash Peters shares his impressions of Queen Elizabeth’s passing/ transition…..

HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)

Video: 16 min 14 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGwn4g6OuM

PS,
Puking buckets after discovering Judge Aileen Cannon’s abysmal lack of legal experience, poverty of principals, morality and decency. She has no f——g idea what she’s doing =just another back-door hack appointment by he who has no name. Her ridiculous ruling has sullied her reputation and brought outrage, infamy and indignancy in the halls of jurisprudence.
From what I have culled from the various national pundits and publications, her decision lacks any legal substantiality. The DOJ is going to clobber her in the days to come. Good God, how many more will fall under the spell of the Father of all Lies?

Will: Yes and Yup. Can’t wait to see the days to come and she indeed sullied her reputation likely irreparably. Thank god. She should be known.

Finally the possibility of moving toward sanity.

The New York Times
California Approves Bill to Punish Doctors Who Spread False Information
By Steven Lee Myers
August 29, 2022 Original article
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Trying to strike a balance between free speech and public health, California’s Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would allow regulators to punish doctors for spreading false information about Covid-19 vaccinations and treatments.

The legislation, if signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, would make the state the first to try to legislate a remedy to a problem that the American Medical Association, among other medical groups and experts, says has worsened the impact of the pandemic, resulting in thousands of unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths.

The law would designate spreading false or misleading medical information to patients as “unprofessional conduct,” subject to punishment by the agency that licenses doctors, the Medical Board of California. That could include suspending or revoking a doctor’s license to practice medicine in the state.

While the legislation has raised concerns over freedom of speech, the bill’s sponsors said the extensive harm caused by false information required holding incompetent or ill-intentioned doctors accountable.

“In order for a patient to give informed consent, they have to be well informed,” said State Senator Richard Pan, a Democrat from Sacramento and a co-author of the bill. A pediatrician himself and a prominent proponent of stronger vaccination requirements, he said the law was intended to address “the most egregious cases” of deliberately misleading patients.

California’s legislation reflects the growing political and regional divisions that have dogged the pandemic from the beginning. Other states have gone in the other direction, seeking to protect doctors from punishment by regulatory boards, including for advocating treatments involving hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and other medications that the American Medical Association says remain unproven.

If enacted, the law could face a legal challenge. Governor Newsom, who has three weeks to sign the legislation, has not yet taken a public position on it.

While other nations have criminalized the spread of vaccine misinformation — and have higher vaccination rates — the response by states and the U.S. government has largely been limited to combating misconceptions with accurate information, said Michelle M. Mello, a professor of law and health policy at Stanford University.

She noted that even laws that cited a “compelling interest,” like public health and safety, to police disinformation ran the risk of having a chilling effect, a First Amendment standard for many courts.

“Initiatives like this will be challenged in court and will be hard to sustain,” she said in an interview. “That doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea.”

California’s response follows a warning last year by the national Federation of State Medical Boards that licensing boards should do more to discipline doctors who share false claims. The American Medical Association has also warned that spreading disinformation violates the code of ethics that licensed doctors agree to follow.

The measure was among a flurry of Covid-related bills proposed by a legislative working group that drew fierce opposition from lawmakers and voters. Some of the most contentious bills have stalled or died, including one that would have required all California schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

As the legislation moved through the Legislature, its sponsors narrowed its scope to deal directly with doctors’ direct interaction with patients. It does not address comments online or on television, though those have been the cause of some of the most impactful instances of Covid misinformation and disinformation.

“Inaccurate information spread by physicians can have pernicious influences on individuals with widespread negative impact, especially through the ubiquity of smartphones and other internet-connected devises on wrists, desktops and laptops reaching across thousands of miles to other individuals in an instant,” the Federation of State Medical Boards wrote in a report in April. “Physicians’ status and titles lend credence to their claims.”

The legislation would not require the suspension or revocation of a doctor’s license, leaving such determinations to the Medical Board of California. It is intended to make the dissemination of false information about Covid-19 subject to the same rules as other kinds of “unprofessional conduct” taken up by the board.

The legislation defines disinformation as falsehoods “deliberately disseminated with malicious intent or an intent to mislead.” Treading into the at times contentious debates over alternative, often unproven Covid treatments, the bill defines misinformation as spreading information “that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of care.”

It says doctors have “a duty to provide their patients with accurate, science-based information.” That would include the use of approved vaccines, which have been subject to fierce debates and political activism across the country, though there is broad agreement among medical professionals about their effectiveness.

A group called Physicians for Informed Consent opposed the legislation, saying it would silence doctors. The group filed a lawsuit this month to seek an injunction preventing the Medical Board of California from disciplining doctors based on accusations of disinformation. In its lawsuit, it called the legislation’s definition of misinformation “hopelessly vague.”

In a recent letter to Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, James L. Madara, chief executive of the American Medical Association, said disinformation swirling around vaccines had contributed to ignorance among the public that had worsened the pandemic’s impact.

“The most unfortunate result of this has been significant vaccine hesitancy and refusal among certain communities and within certain demographics, ultimately resulting in continued higher rates of severe illness, hospitalization and death due to Covid-19 in these populations — outcomes largely preventable with vaccination,” he wrote.

This article first appeared on The New York Times and was republished with permission. Copyright: c.2022 The New York Times Company

My posts on September 6th, 2022 at 8:51 am and September 6th, 2022 at 3:03 pm were prompted by my charts for October 4-5 and October 8.

I just finished watching “Shall we talk?” by Linda G. My charts for those October dates had me wondering if they matched a stroke or heart attack for tRump on the 4th or 5th prompting another insurrection by some of his followers on the 8th.

Will,
“No one ever said it was easy being an empath, huh?”
Amen brother, Amen!

That 2.5 billion Jared Kushner received from the Saudi royal family; I speculate the document which Trump had delineating a foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities might have been that of Israel or Iran or both. I also speculate that money has been squirreled away in a foreign bank, or some other venue allowing it to be hidden. Perhaps JK and DJT each got their cut?

British astrologer Steve Judd was spot on…….

Queen Elizabeth of England

6 min 34 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2MSGD1ttC8

Really Trump does not give a damn about America or the American people b/c this is about national security and our safety. He should never be able to run for president again.

I have loved the phrase: Public Servant.

It is illustrated by Jesus washing the feet of his Disciples.

And Queen Elizabeth “reigning” over her people for 70 years.

How can we be so mixed up as to elect anybody who is not a public servant?

Lack of education … which happened because of inequality and lack of access to education ….. OMG

We know the problem and now we have to apply the solution…..

Right?

“On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford gave former president Richard M. Nixon “a full, free, and absolute pardon…for all offenses against the United States which he…has committed or may have committed or taken part in” during his time in the presidency.

In the pardon proclamation, Ford said he issued the pardon to help the nation heal from the trauma of the Watergate scandal. A trial would “cause prolonged and divisive debate over the propriety of exposing to further punishment and degradation a man who has already paid the unprecedented penalty of relinquishing the highest elective office of the United States.”

Ford’s pardon of Nixon removed from our democratic system the principle that all of us are accountable to the same laws.

Presidents, it appeared, were in a different category than the rest of us, and that encouraged future executives to push the boundaries of what was acceptable.

Under Ronald Reagan, the next Republican president after Nixon, members of the administration broke the law to sell arms to Iran in order to funnel the proceeds to the Contra insurgents fighting to overthrow the leftist government in Nicaragua. Fourteen administration officials were indicted and eleven convicted in the scandal, but when he became president, George H. W. Bush—himself implicated in the scandal—pardoned them on the advice of his attorney general, William Barr. ”

Heather Cox Richardson daily report

Sunstars,
Yes! Right!
Increasingly, in Canada, the US, and many other countries we have many well trained, but very few well educated people. And that includes many with advanced degrees. We’ve become a society of specialists and technicians who are lacking in what the US Founders esteemed as a “Liberal Education.”

A plumber, an automobile mechanic, a chemist, an engineer, a computer scientist, a dentist, and a medical doctor are all likely well trained, but not necessarily well educated.

According to prestige ratings as determined consistently over the decades by sociologists, medical doctors rank second, only exceeded by federal judges. In Western societies they are held in high esteem. But in order to earn their degrees, they had to spend all their study hours focusing on an enormous amount of technical, and medically related material to the exclusion of all else. They tend to be bright, but not brilliant, nor are they usually very creative. They know medical science, but may or may not be culturally or emotionally literate.

Conversely, those educated in the humanities and social sciences may or may not have an adequate understanding of the physical sciences. To be good citizens in a democratic complex society, we all need to have a much broader education and worldview. We have to rethink our educational system for the 21st century.

Sunstaes,
For your benefit, I’m reposting what I wrote to Kiwi in the previous thread, July 20th, 2022 at 9:55 pm.

Kiwi,
RE:
“that there may be so many stupid and/or selfish people in the country, unable to possess intelligent reasoning or grasp the concept of the honest greater good of the whole, that true democracy may be no longer possible.”

Good observation. It started innocently in 1956 with the reaction to Sputnik. Suddenly STEM subjects were more emphasized, and of itself there was nothing wrong with more science, technological subjects, engineering or math study. The problem was the STEM subjects were emphasized in our schools and colleges at the expense of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Gradually Humanities and Social Science courses normally and traditionally required for a B.S. or B.A. degree were reduced, in some states more than others. At the university I last taught at, those requirements were reduced by 1/3 to 1/2 (depending on the major & minor) from what they were when I graduated decades ago.

Frankly, it appears the corporations who pay for the campaigns of the state legislators (who in turn make decisions and rules for educators) don’t want us truly educated, but merely trained. They’d prefer we study only those things essential for our specific jobs. Ignorance makes for more compliant employees, at least until they can replace us with robots and automation.

Those fools who marched in the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” demonstration focused on the wrong target. “Jews will not replace us!” they chanted. Absolute racist and dangerous silliness. It’s the corporations using robots and automation who seek to replace us.

Two other major factors:
(A) Specialization. I saw a dermatologist about a month ago. She really knew her dermatology and related subjects, but not much else. Seems like that’s true throughout. The folks that are actually competent, mostly only know what’s necessary for work and superficial living. Too much information to process, or so we’re told. Not enough time to learn things which have little or nothing to do with money.

(B) Cost of education. Federal and state funding for colleges and universities has seriously diminished. Each year it is a bit less than the previous year. Adjusting for actual purchasing power, in many states funding for the public schools is reduced as well, putting more of the burden on property taxes.

Result: We increasingly have a nation of culturally retarded citizens who in turn vote for culturally retarded politicians who in turn legislate stupidly from purposeful ignorance and appoint other culturally retarded blockheaded nitwits to make decisions about our education process.

In Texas, where I last taught, the chairman of the State Board of Education was an insurance salesman who never attended college! I’m not sure if he still “serves” but during his tenure that fundamentalist fool was clear that he was on a mission from the Almighty to stop our colleges, universities and public schools from “poisoning” the minds and hearts of our young people.

Next: News used to be a public service. TV and radio news in particular was not expected to make a profit. But since the advent of 24 hr corporatized news channels, quantity has gone up, with quality going down. Left or Right, the purpose is no longer to inform, but to inflame. Sensationalized news attracts more viewers, therefore more money to the corporation.

Our so called “journalists,” particularly those well paid talking heads on cable news shows are obliged to follow the formula to keep their jobs. But they too are “culturally retarded.” They know their craft and do it well. Many are certainly more knowledgeable than the average citizen, more politically aware. But they, like everyone else had to specialize at the expense of broader, deeper knowledge to learn their craft. Time constraints and corporate need require shallow, sensationalized, reporting colored ever more deeply by the biases and prejudices of their targeted audience.

I’m amazed as to how well we are doing relative to what I’ve described above. It looks like we are surely on a “highway to hell,” a worse hell than the one we currently inhabit.

But I also see “black swans” flying in our direction. Profoundly transformative international, political, economic, military, technological and environmental events are I believe as it were “just around the corner.” This is what astrologers see. This is what I see.

We ARE culturally retarded. We don’t know or truly understand our own history or purpose. We don’t know half of what we think we know. Perhaps I am naive. Naivete is the persistent affliction of Liberals. We underestimate the predatory propensities and compulsions of our fellow humans as well as ourselves. Yet I believe, partially by what we see of our future astrologically, the rule of law and our humanitarian values will in time prevail.

We are on the precipice of a painful and dark era. The feeling is similar to that before WWI and WWII. Our US Pluto and Uranus returns are coinciding with the challenging astrologies of our adversaries as well as our friends.

Beyond the presaged darkness however, I also see light. Sometimes we have to lose something to come to understand its value. Sometimes we lose things that we might regain them, albeit in a higher, better and more appropriate form.

We’ve lost so much understanding of the value of our own unique culture. I cannot help but think our loss and the threats of more loss, as expressed by anti-democratic, authoritarians domestically and abroad are forcing us into a posture which will lead to a deeper, stronger humanitarian affirmation, a cultural renaissance.

September 9th Addendum.
IMO, in the future, we can have either a star trek economy and society, or that of Bladerunner. A trekonomic society needs to be our consistent and conscious goal and focus.

Eliseo, I heard a comment yesterday regarding the institution of the monarchy which I thought fits “the constitutional monarchy symbolizes unity but legitimizes political division”.
I am mindful also that since after nixon the various murdoch news organizations have been pushing for the dismantling of the monarchy (by perpetuating salacious stories to advance discontent) – the same timeframe where the US republicans have been pushing the unitary authority doctrine for the presidency in the states. The masses miss an ultimate ‘figurehead’ – (this may be why the modern ‘jesus’ conmen have gained power also.)
The lust for power and crass money greed by a few powerful figures around the world have overshadowed the queens embodiment of well mannered, wise and noble service to the public.
And here we are.

Kiwi,
Interesting observation!
Thank you!

sharing a cute clip telling of the queens delightful sense of humor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw9g1Q74t4s

Thank you for sharing that clip kiwi. I love bits like that.

And so welcome in times like we are in now.

QE2 astrology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd2j_bBPLY8

England is having an emotional time as we in America approach one of the most memorable in our history. This had no meaning for tRump and his followers. DAMN THEM!!!

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg

Bob,

Re: The New Monarchy

Perhaps the following might be more applicable. Brilliantly set to the Bob Dylan song “the times they are a changin”…….

THE CROWN Season 3 Trailer

Video: 2 min 39 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbVTijc6bhA

I was not commenting about the English monarchy Jerry but noting the attack on America on September 11, 2001. A time for reflection and honoring for this country.

Full Moon at the moment of proclamation- you can’t make it up Sep 10, 2022 about 8 minutes
Steve Judd Astrology

SJ is alarmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQAmE8PtQxw

It seems Trump is trying to get Pres. Biden to invite him to the Queen’s funeral. Many comments on Twitter against this. I definitely am.

angellight – trump misses the attention and wants it to be all about him. Cant imagine Charles would be too thrilled either. My bet is Biden is smart enough to not touch the topic with a 10ft pole – if he felt opposition party representation was important he’d pick Bush.

angellight – notice that trump doesn’t even rate a mention in this fort worth paper
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/article265501686.html

kiwi, agree with you 100 percent, Biden will not touch with a 10 ft pole. LOL.

Thanks for link, will check it out. Glad he is not mentioned. Taking up too much oxygen as it is with the document fiasco and other things.

Eliseo: King Charles is a climate change advocate. Been talking about it for years. A king whose time has come, it seems.

LOL, now Trump is claiming the Queen knighted him privately! “The Queen never knighted anyone in secret, knighthoods are all recorded. Trump is a big fat liar, and to take advantage of the death of the queen to lie for self promotion is one of the worst things I have ever come across.” @AndrewC66721154

https://twitter.com/pcyipturner/status/1568457906710003715?s=20&t=aMLH46hPLe_Y2sAG-Zy_OQ

Angellight,
Yes. I’m aware of Charles’s views, and I’ve usually been in agreement with him. I also agree with him that “modern” architecture is ugly.

If Donald really tweeted the Queen secretly knighted him; if he really said that, than he’s even crazier than we thought., or as has been suggested, high on a drug. A very, very sick man.

Angellight,
Honestly, that tweet sounds like somebody made that up. Sounds like someone planted that one as a joke. Do we have any confirmation DJT actually, or truly said or tweeted the Queen secretly knighted him? That’s just too bizarre.

Eliseo, not sure if it is accurate or not. Supposedly from his Truth site. MSNBC reported it.

Eliseo: thanks for your post re. S. Judd, “Full Moon at the moment of proclamation- you can’t make it up Sep 10, 2022 about 8 minutes – Steve Judd Astrology – SJ is alarmed.”

I listened to Judd’s talk and have a comment on his concern about the full Moon and Mercury Rx. His comment should be valid, especially since the swearing of the oath had a 28 Libra 59′ Ascendant, which means things ought to progress into Scorpio pretty quickly. All the same, it is possible that the future length of Charles reign may be stable. He may surprise everyone by living as long as his mother, 90 or more. A chart for 20 years from now shows he ought to be gone thereabouts (like the rest of us boomers), but he’s got a fixed sign axis for his Ascendant/Descendant in Leo/Aquarius. That is very good for longevity.

He also has an Aries (ruled by Mars) activist Midheaven, and a Libra IC/4th house cusp, which is energetic and socially (environmentally…) aware, ruled by Venus in its own sign, sextile the power planet, Pluto.

Thus, he may be a klutz, but he might have more staying power (Pluto) and be a better king than he has been a king-in-waiting. We’ll see soon enough how he transitions. Maybe Camilla will make sure he takes care of himself.

Things are not going well for Mr. Putin…

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-world-news-kharkiv-e06b2aa723e826ed4105b5f32827f577

It looks a retreat to the 2014 lines.

https://www.politico.eu/article/russian-forces-in-full-retreat-as-ukraine-seeks-to-turn-tide-of-war/

Bob,

Ok. That went past me. I didn’t realize you were referring to the 9/11 attacks.

Eliseo: This comment on Twitter

When I saw Trump’s announcement that he had been ‘secretly knighted’, I assumed it was a parody account…no one is that stupid. I stand corrected, Sir Donald is definitely that stupid. #TrumpIsALaughingStock

https://twitter.com/lau56/status/1568758384169713665?s=20&t=pWIaYP3A4Qav5LSwKlW4CQ

It seems he did say this. Really stupid.

Eliseo: Googled it and most likely fake b/ c of this:

Purportedly Donald Trump is claiming that Queen Elizabeth knighted him in private. Don’t pay a lot of mind to it, is my initial take. I can’t find the “truth” on Truth Social so I speculate it’s fake.

But I’ll tell you what is not fake and that is Sir Donald’s tribute to the Queen in the Daily Mail. That is findable and verifiable

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=278e0eafb99a61a4JmltdHM9MTY2Mjg1NDQwMCZpZ3VpZD0xOWM4OGU4Ni1kMTE4LTZiZjYtMDc2My05ZjZmZDA3NzZhODUmaW5zaWQ9NTE5Nw&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=19c88e86-d118-6bf6-0763-9f6fd0776a85&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2xpdGl6b29tLmNvbS9zaXItZG9uYWxkLXdyb3RlLWEtdHJpYnV0ZS10by1xdWVlbi1lbGl6YWJldGgtaWktaW4tdGhlLWRhaWx5LW1haWwv&ntb=1

Moscow Officials Urge Putin to GTFO: ‘Everything Went Wrong’

“We ask you to relieve yourself of your post due to the fact that your views and your governance model are hopelessly outdated and hinder the development of Russia and its human potential,” the deputies said in closing.

https://news.yahoo.com/moscow-officials-urge-putin-gtfo-030517069.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @YahooNews

Video shows Trump boarding jet with boxes days after being told of missing docs: Report

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/video-shows-trump-boarding-jet-with-boxes-days-after-being-told-of-missing-docs-report/ar-AA11GBMG?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=09bdd7154fb74a998231fd99d9466f02

A photo montage of past US presidents paying homage to the Queen…..

https://i.ibb.co/17QfmYG/Presidents.png

“THE FULL STORY – How decades of Donald Trump’s business dealings and Vladimir Putin’s assault on western democracy converged during the 2016 election cycle and beyond”

https://themoscowproject.org/chapters/index.html

Nostradamus predicts death of Queen Eliazabeth and new king! King Charles will step down under pressure.
https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/xavxwx/nostradamus_the_complete_prophecies_for_the/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Frederick Woodruff
Sep 10

A SMALL BOOK you want in your library immediately—whether a student or a professional astrologer—is Stephen Arroyo’s Experiments and Experiences With Astrology: Reflections on Methods and Meanings. (2019, by CRCS Publishing).

The book is an arsenal of sure-to-disturb revelations (my favorite kind). An intelligent modification of astrological cliches by one of the art’s premiere free thinkers—a professional with 50-plus years of empirical client-based data to cull from.

Arroyo distances astrology from the so-called ‘traditional revival’ by reminding the reader that interpretive techniques applied to humans 2,000 years ago aren’t a good fit for 21st Century beings maneuvering the End of Days. (I’ve envisioned this last bit of hyperbole, but it’s a sentiment I’d imagine Arroyo agreeing with).

What are astrologers trying to accomplish with this sudden reversion to a past culture’s system? Arroyo suggests:

“Are we trying to create a cult, a religion, an ego trip? Or is it just another of the endless instances…of recycling old theories without testing and modernizing them? Although I have respect for much astrological tradition, I do not hold it in religious reverence.”

Experiments and Experiences is a miscellany of cogent, colloquially delivered salvos and ‘wake-up calls.’ And astrology—the world’s second oldest profession—sheds pounds of weight along the read.

Here are some of the more intriguing re-seeings and reevaluations that Arroyo presents to the astrological community:

• Retrograde planets. The lore around this phenomenon is “mostly superstitious—couched as it is in fear and negative language.” Retrogrades are no less potent or hobbled than planets that are direct in motion. I ignore retrogrades entirely and have done so for years— unless the planet[s] are in the process of reaching slower motion. Arroyo makes the same observation about a planet’s speed and associates the slower velocity with a planet’s increased potency.

• The Ascendant is something other than the ‘mask’ we wear. This notion became popular when Jung’s concept of the persona got a foothold in astrology in the 80s. And the assertion has outworn its welcome. Arroyo sees the Ascendant as “another example of [a horoscopic] factor being so dynamic, so absolutely essential in a person’s make-up, that people have a hard time seeing it or describing it.” He continues:

“The Ascendant is a gate through which the self…has to flow. Can you project or express yourself, or most of yourself, through that particular gate? If not, can you adjust your life…in some way to enable you to do so more easily?”

• The four elements are the lifeblood of a horoscope. Or, as Arroyo puts it, “The energies represented in astrology—especially the four elements—are real.” Astrology isn’t simply a symbolic art it is a body-based interface between the cosmos and our life here on Earth. And the four elements represented in the horoscope are akin to the roots and the sap of the tree of life.

It’s far more efficacious to pay attention to these essentials than “spending all of your time trying to count and classify every leaf on a tree, which is a job that can never be finished. New leaves [see below on the infiltration of asteroids and dark moons] endlessly burst forth; you can’t keep up with them.”

• The water signs often counter the parroted cliches we associate with the feeling function. As Arroyo notes, all of the Zodiacal symbols associated with the element are cold-blooded creatures.

Arroyo notes: that water is the most ‘unknowable’ of the elements. “Yes, watery people are sensitive,” he writes, “…but often they are far more impersonal than they may appear.”

With 80% of my chart in the water element, I can vouch for this observation. My friendly detachment is in place to keep other folks out of my watery inner sanctum. Water folks swim in a private pool and, despite having their share of the social instincts, often prefer solitude and quiet to the frick and frack of human relations.

• The sign Aries gets short-shifted as the sign tends to ignore others and follow an independent route, which can frustrate folks who strive for cooperation. Arroyo writes:

“I think many would benefit if they paid more attention to Aries people’s perceptions and assessments. And that is for one reason: that those with a strong attunement to Aries sense (and often see) where energy is moving most directly in any situation and circumstance.”

• Astrological ‘readings’ do a client no favors. I’ve long objected to the term ‘readings’ and corrected new clients with the terms ‘consultation’ or ‘inquiry’ when they reference the nature of our time together.

It seems an unwarranted objection, but as Arroyo explains:

“The whole world astrology is held back by that atmosphere of ‘we do readings.’ Readings imply… one-sided, psychic, fortune-telling analysis. Why bother to do a one-sided reading when you can get feedback from the person who asked you for help? Such astrologers are too wrapped up in showing off.”

Continuing on this theme, I’ll share that I turn away a quarter of the folks who contact me for session work. Thousands of consultations with clients have alerted me immediately to requests that seek to unearth fortunetelling-like extravaganzas (finding a soul mate, the million dollar career, etc.).

In my early years, I never turned down a booking, but over time learned that my disappointment at the end of the session—married to the client’s—was too inglorious and depressing.

• Skeptics of astrology? Arroyo advises that you avoid them. As I’ve written, engaging with their arguments wastes time. Having never studied the subject, cynics have no in-depth grasp of astrology, and simply quote hoary attacks handed down from the scientific community or—worse—their childhood church. My pat response, should I deign to engage, is, “Do you follow weather reports? Astrology is no different and tracks the celestial climate penetrating all life on Earth.”

• The astrological field is riddled with professional jealousy. It might be the nature of having to scramble to hold a client base intact, but there’s a stingy, close-to-the-chest vibe amongst astrologers, especially those who write about the art for a living. As Arroyo points out:

“Why do authors of astrology books never refer to other authors? Why don’t they ever have any references? There is an almost complete lack of authors’ acknowledgment of the long and beautiful astrological tradition. You never see anything resembling scholarship…”

• Asteroids, comets, dark moons, and the sundry clutter that clogs a horoscope have got to be scrapped.

For me, this was the most satisfying section in the book, as I’ve conducted a prolonged campaign of returning the horoscope to the basics: 2 lights, 5 traditional planets, 3 transpersonals, 12 signs and houses, a sprinkling of aspects.

With those components, you have more than enough for a complete horoscope. And a sound impetus to launch your inquiry. What more does one need? And more importantly, why?

In a wonderfully kookie passage from Douglas Donleavy, from the British Astrological Association, Arroyo reprints the author’s frustrations with the glut of unnecessary effluvia injected into the horoscope:

“…we have added 2 planetoids (Chiron and Charon), 4 senior asteroids (Ceres, Juno, Pallas, Vesta), 1 fictional moon (Lillith), 6 junior asteroids (Sappho, Hidalgo, Eros, Toro, Icarus and the other Lillith), plus who knows how many transplutonian planets, Arabic parts, occultations, imaginary moons of imaginary planets…Coming soon, no doubt, will be shadow suns, the Galactic Planes, meaningful meteorites, and bewitching black holes. It seems every new body possesses a special significance not quite like any older body but not all that different either.

The point of this chapter is to return the astrologer to a baseline approach to chart synthesis. While also suggesting Arroyo’s suspicion that all of the clutter that’s been added to the horoscope reveals a novice astrologer’s inability to successfully glimpse the heart of the horoscope. Arroyo adds:

“It seems today that so many astrologers are evidently trying to make things as complex as possible, just for the sake of demonstrating pseudo-cleverness, without any clearly defined goal or direction…I maintain, rather than helping us to achieve chart synthesis and thus a meaningful evaluation of the person’s major life themes, putting too many factors in a chart makes it harder to discrimiante between the significant themes and peripheral details.”

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There is much more to this dynamo of a book than these cherry-picked highlights that piqued my approval. If it’s true that we gravitate to art and writing that reflects our proclivities, well, yes—I stand accused. And this book states with eloquence and precision solid techniques to help the astrologer align—once again—with astrology’s poetry and magic.

Most fascinating and hard to weave into this short overview is Arroyo’s wide-ranging command of hardwon insights into human nature. Not as related to astrology per se, but from his four-decades career as a professional psychological counselor.

He intermixes just enough of modern advancements in astrology with the key elements (like rulerships) he’s brought forward from the traditional school. But the acknowledgments of astrology’s oldest applications came not from blind, untested repetition but from Arroyo’s experience—trials and errors—with interpretation.

That the book is only 125 pages long and packs triple the wallop of tomes that drone on for 500 pages is a true feat of Aries succinctness and boldness. And yes, Arroyo has an Aries ascendant. (But knows how to deliver his innovations in a velvet glove—he’s a Libra, after all).

As Paul McCartney once sang, “Ram on, baby.” And yes, please do. Order your copy today.

If Putin is forced out or taken out—I doubt he will ever leave of his own accord—Trump will probably really start freaking out. He thinks Putin is his ally and protector. I would say there is an excellent chance that he’s about to lose that when the Russian people revoke Putin’s lease in the Kremlin.

The Russian army is calling emergency. It’s fallen and it can’t get up.

That’s a major humiliation and defeat for both Putin and the Russian people. The latter will be quite openly angry with the former. Putin the so-called KGB strongman looks increasingly like Putin the incompetent bureaucrat.

Will,
Many Thanks for the book review. I’ve added it to my list to obtain.

Will,
I bought one of his books 30 years ago. and I agree that astrological simplicity and the basics are enough to guide any astrologer. However, I think with advancement of our understanding and discovery of outer planets in modern times and several asteroids, I wouldn’t discount some of these additions, such as Chiron. I also find mercury retrogrades significantly affect me, although it is enhanced in certain signs for me. Since I am a Gemini rising and moon in Gemini, this would make sense.

Correct me if I am wrong, but did he discount the significance of the houses in a natal chart? I think I remember that he did and highly disagree that houses of the horoscope are irrelevant.

Still, he has a lot of insight and knowledge.

BuckeyeShadow, do you think Putin will exit soon? Looking at his chart (10/7/52 09:39 Moscow) assuming it is accurate, he has transiting Saturn conjuncting his nodes. There does seem to be growing rumblings of dissatisfaction within Russia. There is also concern at the UN that he will turn the nuclear reactors he captured into dirty bombs.

Eliseo, what do you think? And who would take over? Someone worse or better?

Ukraine war: Kharkiv blackouts caused by targeted Russian attacks – Zelensky
By Elsa Maishman

“Russia aims to “deprive people of light and heat” by causing power cuts across eastern Ukraine in revenge for a Ukrainian counter-offensive, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

Blackouts reportedly affected millions of people in the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. The Kharkiv city mayor says power is now restored.

It comes after Ukraine said it had retaken over 3,000 sq km (1,158 sq miles) in an eastern counter-offensive.”

https://t.co/UITaAmHmmF

HBO DOCUMENTARY ON ROY COHN, MENTOR OF DONALD TRUMP

“Cohn was a homophobic gay man and a Jew who persecuted other Jews during the anti-communist witch hunts of the ’50s. His most famous acolyte was Donald Trump, to whom Cohn attached himself as a mentor during the ’70s, teaching the budding real-estate mogul and future president his own personal code for winning: Dominate in every interaction, never admit wrongdoing or defeat, never pay your bills, and sue anyone who objects to your behavior into financial submission. (This week alone, Trump’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against his former national security adviser John Bolton over Bolton’s forthcoming book, The Room Where It Happened, and the president is reportedly considering similar action against his niece, Mary Trump” for her book on Trump

https://t.co/xebb0rNcVZ

Angellight.
Roy Cohn was also very closely associated with Joseph McCarthy. Cohn died of AIDS in 1986. He was a truly weird bundle of contradictions. Actor James Woods did a superlative job of portraying him in the 1992 cable TV movie, Citizen Cohn.

Is this lady cool or what? She is da bomb! 🙂

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/12/us/fani-t-willis-trump-atlanta.html

“Fani T. Willis has emerged as one of the most consequential legal threats to Donald Trump while presiding over the justice system in Georgia’s most populous county…”

Book: Trump Told Aides He Wouldn’t Leave White House After Election Loss

Video: 4 min 9 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6Skj_wOQA

Exit 45

Video: 48 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxXbR25xko

A crazy thought just popped into my head – I wonder what might happen if delusional trump decides to get himself to London and interject himself into the queens funeral, disregarding joe biden? I wonder why hes gone to DC?

kiwi, perhaps a visit to the Tower Of London…

arbo – ha ha ha, t’would be fitting!

My husband saw a cartoon this morning with Trump in old english armour, with the caption “Sir Lies-a-lot”

Silcominc,
Regarding your September 11th, 2022 11:00 pm posting.

Firstly, please remember although I am fascinated by astrological cycles, and pay serious attention to the starry art, in no way do I have near the expertise of several astrologers who post here. I’ve hob-knobbed with many an astrologer for well over 5 decades and know and understand a great deal more than most lay persons, but nevertheless regard myself as an astrological novice.

My perspective and futurist musings are primarily based on my lifelong role as perpetual student of many subjects, and a very heavy dose of my intuition. I’ve been plagued with visions of future world events all my life, but am surely as fallible as the next person.

What will happen with Mr. Putin is a coin toss. Even our top intelligence analysts are somewhat in the dark. Rumors of ill health persist, but may be wishful thinking. His health is an extremely important issue, as a terminal illness might render him less risk averse. Nevertheless, he is surely egoistically concerned with his legacy.

He has rendered himself virtually coup proof by eliminating everyone who might realistically replace him. Surrounded by yes men who are acutely aware bringing bad news to the boss is likely to get you killed. As far as we know he therefore does not receive accurate information regarding the war in Ukraine, nor anything else.

Will he transform the captured nuclear reactors into dirty bombs? My opinion has changed on these what if’s. I think he won’t. Nor do I believe he will use mini-nukes or chemical warfare. If it possible however such an order might come from some foolish idiot officer directly involved. But I doubt it will happen. It would violate their chain of command, and Russian military punishment is beyond monstrously severe.

To his unpleasant surprise, Putin has discovered the world truly cares what happens in Ukraine and is watching him closely. Though he seems nihilistic, he is a calculating Machiavellian. Besides, considering the wind patterns, use of such toxic weapons might well harm western Russia, a scenario that would likely get him removed from power, if not life itself and irretrievably stain his legacy.

Here is what I think/intuit is most likely.

Within a few months to a year, Ukraine will have taken back ALL of the territory the Russians took from them, including Crimea. The Russian military will be thoroughly defeated, humiliated, and exposed as hopelessly corrupt, logistically and technologically incompetent, a severely weakened shadow of its former mighty self.

Destroying the Russian military IN UKRAINE will have prevented direct conflict between NATO and Russia, thereby avoiding what would have evolved into nuclear war. That extraordinary and unanticipated victory is nevertheless in the category of “be careful what you wish or pray for.” For then comes a far more chaotic and at least as equally grave crisis.

Most of Russia is not actually Russian. For centuries they have brutally dominated the native and aboriginal peoples within what is now the Russian Federation. The RF is really an empire with many geographically adjacent colonies.

The loss of the war will foment the disintegration of the RF into several distinct ethnic republics, some with warlords taking possession of the nukes within their respective territories. Those warlords are likely to be as authoritarian as their past masters.

When Russia devolves into chaos, it is possible the Chinese will as a minimum want to retrieve Outer Manchuria, territory stolen from them by Russia in the 1800’s. But they may want to go further, taking all of Siberia, and taking possession of as many nukes as they can.

As global warming proceeds, much of Siberia becomes more livable and excellent farmland. Many Chinese are already there running huge farms, as Russians don’t want to farm, don’t like living out in the “boonies,” and are moving west to the Moscow and St. Petersburg areas.

The crown jewel for the Chinese would be Lake Baikal, which holds as much pure fresh water as all of North America’s Great Lakes combined. (I’ve long anticipated a possible major war over possession of Lake Baikal.)

Alternatively, when Russia fails and falls, the smart move would be a concerted UN effort to go confiscate and neutralize ALL of their 6000+ nukes. That would be an enormous and complex undertaking requiring the effort of all the world’s armies combined. The warlords would surely be unwilling to cooperate. That event, should it happen, will be far larger than was WWII, requiring resolute, visionary Allied leaders on a par with Winston Churchill, FDR, and Truman.

If that effort is not undertaken by UN Allies, either chaos within Russia will continue to threaten the entire world, OR the Chinese (presuming they too have not broken into several nations) will make the attempt as described above. Their problem will likely be they can’t do it alone.

Other probable events to take place before Pluto moves from Aquarius into Pisces, IMHO. I base all above and below on available data, logic, astrology, and my intuition.

Several amendments will be added into the US Constitution. There will be much electoral reform. Corporations will be divested of their “personhood.” As a matter of economic and environmental safety and necessity the US will evolve into a social democracy. There will be universally available health care and opportunity for training and education. What we perceive as “liberal” and “conservative” will have quite different definitions from what presently prevails.

The role of AI, artificial intelligence AND of IA, intelligence augmentation will be hot topics of debate. Concomitantly, genetic manipulation will be an overlapping issue with AI and IA.

Several major diseases will become curable and/or manageable. If you lose a limb, we will grow you a new and better one. Same will be true for internal organs.

What is now NATO will expand to include some Pacific nations, including Japan, S. Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and possibly more.

The EU will either collapse OR adopt a new and better constitution. The system they have now is ultimately unworkable, akin in construction to the US Articles of Confederation which preceded the US Constitution. The absurd bureaucracy which governs the present iteration of the EU is partially why UK citizens voted for Brexit. France will come to be the dominant power within the EU as Germany declines.

The UK will be admitted into what is now USMCA/NAFTA. Australia and New Zealand will likely follow as well. The “five eyes” will be united in one trading union bloc. If Quebec secedes, they will be welcome within the trade union.

The southern third of the contiguous 48 US states will greatly depopulate. Nevertheless, the 2030’s and 2040’s will be another golden age for the USA. Canada will thrive as well, global warming having made more of their territory habitable and economically viable.

Normally the US president is invited to form a delegation to attend a state funeral abroad. Why were President Biden and the First Lady ONLY invited to QEII’s funeral? To make sure Donald did not attend, and to allow Biden to “save face” and avoid any scandal or Right Wing criticism by not including TFG.

BREAKING: Trump SPOTTED holding SECRETIVE MEETING on Golf Course After Landing in DC

After landing at a Washington DC airport in a trip shrouded in secrecy, Trump was just caught on camera at his golf course with a group of people holding a meeting. Trump and the group walked and drove the course as if they were playing golf but witnesses reported they did not observe him actually golfing. The golf outing seemed to be a pretext for the clandestine meeting. Many have commented that the optics looked like a meeting by the mafia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwFzHJRtjzM

Eliseo, I saw lots of commentary that this was a secretive meeting by Trump, but then I saw that Keith Olbermann tweeted this and now I’m more doubtful: “I hate to spoil everybody’s fun but clearly the men with Trump at the golf course are not political figures or lawyers.

They’re his golf course executives.

He used to do this crap at his building when I lived there. He points at stuff he wants fixed. It makes him feel big.”

Les,
Thanks for clearing up the mystery. When it comes to Trump and the Far Right, it’s easy to be a bit paranoid!

DJT usually uses social media to telegraph where he’s going and what he’s doing. But he did not announce the trip to DC. It occurs to me maybe he was one of the many who were so recently subpoenaed, but wants to keep it secret.

Maybe he’s been clandestinely testifying? Appearing before certain authorities, hoping to extricate himself from his dilemma? Maybe he’s cluelessly believing he can manipulate the narrative through testifying?

Eliseo, it does seem suspicious that he suddenly flew up to DC, and apparently rarely goes to his Virginia golf course. And flew suddenly in his golf clothes by eyewitness accounts.

Whatever is going on, Justice is closing in on him. It may be hard for the DOJ to prove his role in instigating the insurrection and getting conviction (we’ll see), but the facts in the stealing of classified and other documents that are not his to have, plus obstruction in not turning them over after asked time and again (and moving and hiding them) are straightforward. Many other people have been convicted and imprisoned for exactly this behavior so there’s strong precedent. Also the Georgia case where they have him on tape asking to overturn the election with exact number of votes his needed is pretty strong and he can’t say someone else did that as it’s him on tape. Probably the fraud case with his PAC where he elicited money from his cult followers and then pocketed it may be strong as well. NY case of tax fraud is in there as well. Never mind indictments coming of many advisors around him.

Russia Secretly Gave $300 Million to Political Parties and Officials Worldwide, U.S. Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/13/us/politics/russia-election-interference.html?smid=url-share

The U.S. is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan!

https://t.co/kJ1aOeoDZC

Rep. Jayapal: Rising threats against Congress linked to Trump rhetoric

https://www.axios.com/2022/09/10/donald-trump-gop-congress-parmila-jayapal

MAGA’s New Hampshire sweep! Why it matters: The GOP’s path to win back a Senate majority has narrowed, with Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) better positioned to win re-election.

https://www.axios.com/2022/09/14/magas-new-hampshire-sweep

The lemmings just can’t seem to stop themselves. They compulsively take extreme, unpopular positions, and/or seem to relish looking extreme (dramatic) even with their less extreme positions.
Time to take another look at the R natal chart!

Rubio is embracing Graham’s federal abortion ban. Florida Dems see an opening.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to tie himself to a federal ban comes as he’s also trying to draw attention to Rep. Val Demings’ stance on abortion.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/14/rubio-federal-abortion-ban-florida-dems-00056724

Though in the past, she’s was not my choice for Biden’s VP, or for eventual president, I find Stacey Yvonne Abrams increasingly interesting. She is an intellectual, an author who’s written novels and nonfiction works. For a politician, she is truly weird, as she is both very intelligent, AND creative!

Before she received her Master of Public Affairs, and JD degrees, she graduated magna cum laude with
a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies, focusing in particular on political science, economics, and sociology. To me, her BA is more impressive than her graduate degrees, as it indicates broader knowledge than most officeholders ever have.

Considering how difficult it is for a creative, curious person to get through law school, I am amazed as to how disciplined she must be.

I hope she wins the Georgia governorship this November, but I wonder whether she will eventually run for president. Perhaps in 2024 if Biden does not run, or in 2028?

I see in her enormous political talent and potential. We’ve had some smart presidents, but none as literate as JFK since his death. Stacey Abrams appears to me to exceed both Obama, and JFK in intellect and literary acumen. But so far, she does not appear to have their charisma. She is nevertheless, quite interesting. Perhaps she will be our first female president?

Might anyone else here have an opinion about her? Anyone, especially from Georgia?

She was born December 9, 1973 in Madison, Wisconsin, purportedly at 4:44 PM CST. According to Astrodienst, she is a Sagittarius with Moon and Ascendant in Gemini.

To see her chart:

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Abrams,_Stacey

An astrological analysis projecting Stacey Abrams wins the November 2022 governor’s race against Brian Kemp.

https://elstas.com/2021/12/08/an-astrological-look-at-the-2022-georgia-gubernatorial-race/

My charts agree but care must be taken in polling places across the state.. I use locality charts.

I’m not familiar with this news agency. Anyone have any notion as to their reliability?

Vladimir Putin Survives Assassination Attempt Amid Russia-Ukraine War: Report
Rumors about Putin s health and safety have been circulating since Russia invaded Ukraine in February of this year Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly revealed in 2017 that he had survived at least five assassination attempts.

Published Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 06:57 PM IST

https://english.jagran.com/lite/world/vladimir-putin-survives-assassination-attempt-amid-russiaukraine-war-report-10049493?itm_medium=amp_rel2&itm_source=iar&itm_campaign=InArticle

Ukrainian President Zelensky Involved in Car Accident in Kyiv, Hours After Putin Survives Assassination Attempt

https://www.ibtimes.sg/A000HNF?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=/ukrainian-president-zelensky-involved-car-crash-kyiv-hours-after-putin-survived-assassination-66789

Zelenskyy’s hometown in Ukraine floods after Russian cruise missile strikes break dam

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/zelenskyys-hometown-in-ukraine-floods-after-russian-cruise-missile-strikes-break-dam/ar-AA11RujB

Putin offs his “friends” like Darth Vader ruthlessly force-chokes and kills his admirals in the original Star Wars trilogy. He is likely losing his mind, and hell-bent on revenge against Zelensky, who was supposed to simply bow before his feet and surrender! How dare he stand up to the Mighty Putin and lead his country to defend itself against Mother Russia!

So-called tough guy Vlad ain’t so tough after all. Imagine that.

If that assassination attempt is true, it will likely push him even further into madness. Putin has no real friends, no one he believes he can trust, and a lot of enemies who would be very glad to see his life come to an abrupt end. His days are numbered.

I long predicted that someone would suddenly “off” him and that he would never see it coming until too late, if even then. Not something I do often, and there’s no astrology behind it. Just a very strong feeling that I have had for years. But then also, “live by the sword, die by the sword” applies here too. He’s been karmically sourcing the specific circumstances of his undoing for a very long time.

Also, the revelation that Putin has been funding psy-ops against the US since 2014, we here have suspected that for years. Times out well with the Uranus-Pluto Square too, and specifically Pluto’s opposition to the US Sun in 2014-15. The former KGB man played our core weaknesses to devastating effect, including our deeply-rooted racism, sexism, homophobia, male insecurity/toxic masculinity etc., and the end result was Trump over Clinton in 2016. The dark side of the American Cancer Sun/ego has really been on display these past several years.

Sometimes we don’t really see Pluto until several years after he has passed by. I’ve said before too, Putin sounds a whole lot like Pluto. No denying that the man is quite Plutonian and willing to go to the most extreme lengths to augment and maintain his iron grip on power in Russia while undermining if not outright destroying his enemies.

His play against the US by funding right-wing troll groups online and playing on the worst prejudices and insecurities of people, specifically white men in the US, has yet to be fully grasped by the same. Would they ever admit that they’ve been had, even when confronted with glaring evidence? Seems deeply doubtful, which is another deep flaw in the American character that many people believe they cannot possibly be wrong, ever. Such experiences are quite revealing, however, and perhaps they do point the way forward to the possibility of a more profound confrontation and change down the line, if not a total nervous breakdown beforehand.

For those who may read French, I have just read the best editorial on the Queen’s death in France’s Le Monde. It says she survived brilliantly and accompanied gracefully the dissolution of an empire, and could teach Putin a thing or two.

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2022/09/15/sur-la-maniere-de-survivre-brillamment-a-la-fin-d-un-empire-elizabeth-ii-savait-des-choses-que-poutine-ignore-toujours_6141680_3232.html

IMO, Trump making the threats recorded in the article below indicates he anticipates indictments and arrest soon.

Trump warns of ‘problems’ like ‘we’ve never seen’ if he’s indicted
It’s not the first time Republicans have hinted at potential civil unrest.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/15/trump-warns-of-problems-like-weve-never-seen-if-hes-indicted-00056911

A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election.”

https://t.co/gFAp1vrFxN

Voter suppression in real time.

I say indict Trump, and bring whatever comes. It won’t be a civil war, and what actually happens probably will not even as remotely violent as some fear. When the case is clearly made, with so much damning evidence available, many of his supporters, cowards that they are, will simply go quiet. Those that remain outspoken and who act out in rage will find themselves small in number, isolated on the margins, and targets for federal prosecution like the J6 conspirators.

Sock it to that miserable bastard. He richly deserves everything that’s coming to him.

BuckeyeShadow,
Agreed! IMO, the sooner the better. We face far worse consequences in the long run if we don’t indict.

BuckeyeShadow and Eliseo, I heartily agree with your posts. Let’s do what is right, indict the SOB and face the consequences; unlike the AG, DOJ, and Congress.

“Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ “.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/franklin-d-roosevelt/

If everyone is not treated the same for breaking a law then our government is a farce, a lie. Nobody should be treated differently under a law because they once held a high office in government in a country that is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Let the law be the law.

“What you sow, so shall you also reap!”

In 2018, while Mr. Trump was president, Reality Winner was given the longest prison sentence ever imposed for unauthorized release of government information to the media, (63 months.) She violated the Espionage Act of 1917 by leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. That surely upset the Donald!

Estimates are out of the 100’s of documents Donald stole, at least 100 of them were either classified or top secret. Equal treatment for the ex-prez would be 100 X 63 = 6300 months = 525 years behind bars.

Longevity science has recently greatly advanced. We can now arrest and reverse aging in mice, such that they can enjoy indefinite life spans. Let’s exile Mr. T to Wake Island, making him the incarcerated Orange House Mouse with the requisite longevity drugs to make sure he serves the entire 525 years.

The Scheme 18: Leonard Leo’s $1.6 Billion Payday Sep 13, 2022
00:17:02

The link for #18 of The Scheme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6kH4Zc2PtM

In honor of how much trouble Mr. T is in, I submit this golden oldie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEfLMod-Wqk

My Boyfriend’s Back

Will Putin, Losing Control in Ukraine, Reach for Nuclear Weapons?

https://www.newsweek.com/putin-ukraine-russia-counteroffensive-zelensky-gottemoeller-1742804?_gl=1*1b1zztn*_ga*cDNsZnhmWTFscmNRaVdsdTBPY015U21OQ0lLd3VrQ09lTlJqSjRoRVJXRHp1bXdQU0RVTWpKd1RjVUo5ZVg3Tw.

The conclusion is Putin will probably NOT use nuclear or chemical or biological weapons. Russian & Ukrainian soldiers are in close proximity to one another. He can’t use such weapons without endangering his own soldiers.

Also, the wind frequently blows right into Russia. Experts give it about a 25% possibility.

On another note, all the stories coming from those who have queued to see the queen at westminster hall are quite remarkable
One example is astrologer Steve Judds comments which, since hes not really a royalist, to me were surprising but indicative of the general feeling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boaz-cs8Ido

Eliseo, thank you for your response to my question the other day about Putin. I am truly grateful for your thoughtful and considered response.

I also agree with others that trump must be held accountable along with his lunatic followers such as Flynn, Gulianni, Stone and the others who have broken our laws.

Add DeSantis to that list. The Mussolini wannabe Guv of FL may have inadvertently calculated himself into federal crime territory with his immigrant shipping stunt.

Not so bright after all, it seems.

BuckeyeShadow,
RE: DeSantis and Gov. Abbott.
I’m not absolutely clear on the law, but I would think human trafficking & kidnapping for starters.

It’s amazing what blind ideological adherence and/or addiction to greed and power can do to shape your decisions and behavior. Let us not forget how many died of covid because they were purposefully lied to about the disease for political gain. As a minimum, in that context I would think Misters T, DeSantis, and Abbott would be guilty of depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder.

silcominc,
It was my pleasure. Pardon me for being human, but I am delighted when someone takes my analyses seriously, whether they agree or not.

Let us hope DeSantis’ migrant stunt really does cost him votes, enough to as a minimum diminish and tarnish his presumed upcoming gubernatorial victory, and as a maximum actually contribute to his defeat.

‘Huge mistake’: DeSantis’ migrant transports could undercut support in South Florida
The move by DeSantis dominated the radio and television airwaves in South Florida — where large swaths of Hispanic voters live.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/17/desantis-migrant-transports-south-florida-00057337

Astrologer Andre Kahr
Judge Cannon Determined to Help Trump
Sep 16, 2022 4 minutes 3 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLf3sy3AhVg

Kiwi,.
Many Thanks for posting the latest Steve Judd video. His reflections were interesting. I did not know there was a difference between a royalist and a monarchist. He claims to be a monarchist but not a royalist.

The last time we in the US experienced anything similar to what SJ describes was in 1963. I remember it well. But the grief, mourning, and respect paid at JFK’s ceremonies reflected dramatically different circumstances. No comparison to 70+ years of service as head of state.

A good friend of mine, now long passed, who served in WWII, had the privilege of dancing with Princess Elizabeth at a special party to honor US servicemen. Having seen photos and film of the lady in her WWII uniform, and knowing she trained as a mechanic – having also seen her young figure in pretty dresses, it is easy for me to imagine her dancing with the young soldiers to 1940’s music.

I was very moved emotionally on September 11, 2001 when the Queen ordered the royal guard to play the Star Spangled Banner. And they played that difficult tune so well! Our US flags now fly at half mast in QEII’s honor on orders of President Biden. To my knowledge it is the only time our flags were lowered to honor a “foreign” head of state.

It would have been nice had the lady lived a tad longer – to witness the end of the US Trump era. We”re not quite done with our orange shadow. Getting beyond and overcoming the peculiar problems he’s created will take a while longer.

Fulfilling the role of head of state without the authority that comes as head of government some say is mostly play acting. Perhaps so. Perhaps not. But if that be true, what a grand performance! Whether one believes in constitutional monarchy or democratic republicanism, the world is a better place for her consistent, steadfast performance.

Trump’s ex-chief of staff told him that ‘the public will come to your grave and piss on it’ if he didn’t lower the flag in honor of McCain’s death: book

https://msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-ex-chief-of-staff-told-him-that-the-public-will-come-to-your-grave-and-piss-on-it-if-he-didn-t-lower-the-flag-in-honor-of-mccain-s-death-book/ar-AA11Wqgr?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=fa354b3358894626a9bdcf7f1f4ac46f

“The rule of law means that the law treats each of us alike: There is not one rule for friends, another for foes; one rule for the powerful, another for the powerless; a rule for the rich, another for the poor,”

https://t.co/PcI2CLwLz4

I am not so sure that DeSantis will lose Hispanic votes against registered voters who came here 20 yrs ago or so, were accepted as political refugees (from Cuban anyway, and particularly under Reagan) and paid their dues working lower paying jobs, and eventually becoming citizens. The people I used to work with in Miami are staunch Republicans due to being anti-abortion Catholics, as well as the reason I just mentioned. I would have to read more on the current situation but this is my impression. In other states this might not be the case as much.

More evidence emerges on the damage that Putin’s internet trolls did to progressive, anti-Trump movements here in the US:

How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step
As American feminists came together in 2017 to protest Donald Trump, Russia’s disinformation machine set about deepening the divides among them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/18/us/womens-march-russia-trump.html

Eliseo, with Britains history being so long and so complex, certain elements help explain many of the seeming arcane ceremonies. And the threads are related – eg, The stone at the top of the imperial state crown is said to be from Edward the Confessor who died in 1066; the 4 pearls in the center from QE 1st. The coronation crown, aka st edwards crown, was made in 1661 for the coronation of charles 2 because oliver cromwell had melted down the earlier medieval crown after they executed charles 1. To get rid of all that would be like americans tearing up the declaration of independence and constitution.
QE2 did an incredible amount of ‘soft diplomacy’ work behind the scenes and no only lived her faith but was very wise. Just a couple of her many quotes that I love “It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.” “It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the harsh progress of mankind.”
Regarding Charles, the press over the years have just focused on the personal drama of his life, not on the good works. e.g. When he left the navy in 1976 he received, as did all when they left, a 2.5K pound payment. He used that money to start his ‘Prince’s Trust’ because he had observed there were many citizens with great talent but no means to finance themselves and bring that talent forward. And he has promoted the environment and organic gardening since long before it was even a thing.

Hi Kiwi!
Yes. I was aware of most of that. I respect those who choose to use their wealth, fame, or celebrity for the betterment of humanity. The Windsors are certainly in that category.

Theirs is an interesting family. Their public Anglicanism, apparently sincere, expressing the best of the Christian ethos, (kindness and compassion) is in pleasant contrast with their very private interest with esoteric Judaism and consultation with the top UK rabbis.

Privately also, the Queen was essentially a social democrat, a moderately left winger. I understand she clashed with PM Margaret Thatcher over the issue of sanctions against apartheid era South Africa. The conservative PM was against sanctions. The Queen supported them.

I’ve always agreed with Prince Charles’s positions in regards to architecture, city planning, and environmentalism. I understand as King he intends to slim down the monarchy. Had I his ear, I would advise him to remain as nonpartisan as was his mother, with the one exception of the environment. Global heating threatens civilization itself, if not our survival as a species. Rationally, it should not be a partisan issue; I hope he continues that particular quest.

Kiwi,
Addendum.
Most Americans also unaware of the judicial role of the monarch. The monarch consults and guides the queen’s/king’s bench, the equivalent to the US Supreme Court. Unlike the opinions and decisions of the other justices, the opinions of the monarch on constitutional issues are not made public until long after their death.

A confidant of former President Donald Trump goes on trial beginning this week on charges he illegally pushed U.S. officials to support policies favoring the United Arab Emirates

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-associate-heads-to-trial-over-alleged-illegal-foreign-lobbying-11663502402 via @WSJ

This is sad, and very concerning. I’ve been expecting it for several years. I’ve long said relative to climate change, the canary in the coal mine is the insurance industry. Despite whatever “fixes” state governments provide, it will eventually become too expensive for insurance companies to provide their policies in certain areas. That will be the beginning of the depopulation of that area.

Louisiana faces an insurance crisis, leaving people afraid they can’t afford their homes
A wave of insurance company bankruptcies has jacked up premiums — and stoked worries that the Gulf Coast will become too expensive a place to live as the climate changes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-homeowners-insurance-crisis-hurricanes-rcna46746

Lawyers for 30 of the Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. DeSantis call for CRIMINAL probe because he ‘falsely promised jobs and immigration help’

https://mol.im/a/11226185 via @MailOnline

Extreme MAGA Republican nominees are refusing to say they’ll accept the results of their elections if they lose, representing an existential threat to our democracy.

This includes high profile senate races in AZ, FL, KS, MI, NH, NC, PA, and TX.” (SCARY)

https://t.co/RK4FHZlDJw

“Donald Trump had his political organization Save America PAC which is under investigation by the DOJ pay $3 million to hire a Florida lawyer named Chris Kise. It now turns out that Kise is a registered foreign agent for the government of Venezuela according to the FARA filings. This is particularly disturbing since Kise is seeking access to the top secret classified records that the DOJ obtained in connection with its August 8 search warrant.”

https://youtu.be/BqmeaZuhZTA

Attorney, Mary McCord, on Deadline Whitehouse said Judge Cannon ordered documents to go to plaintiff’s attorneys first, instead of the Special Master. These documents contain confidential and top-secret information and should not be in Trump’s lawyer’s hands at all, especially if he is also a foreign agent!

We are well-aware of this, Eliseo….many people have to get a state-insurance plan called LA Citizens and so many people have it now that the company has asked for a 63% increase so that they have money to pay for damages should major mass damage occur, such as hurricane damage. 40 more days and we are in Nov. Hurricane season ends Nov 30 but usually there is nothing in that month. We just have to get through Sept/Oct.! (All in hurricane zones; not just us). Since living in FL, I acquired the habit of checking the Nhc.noaa.gov at least once a day to see what’s brewing. This year it is eerily quiet — but thank God it is quiet — except for the islands of PR, DR, who suffered through Fiona, which now goes north to Bermuda and as far north as St. Lawrence Island I think (where I have a friend from HS living)

Is anyone good at dream and/or vision interpretation?

On 14 Sept. I had a very disturbing and vivid dream. I was shaken by it for several hours afterward. Several huge, quite high glaciers were moving at very high speed, colliding with one another, and houses, cities, etc. grinding all before them under their ice, destroying all. I saw the glaciers crashing into one another, destroying 3 story houses, and entire cities beneath them. I was on top of one of them standing unsteadily, trying with difficulty to keep my balance as it moved with such incredible speed.

My interpretation: The glaciers were our social, cultural, spiritual, and technological foundations. They seem solid only because they are frozen, but can melt into something we’d have to swim in rather than stand, or walk, or run on, were the circumstances right. As they were frozen and cold I interpret it to mean we are too rigid in our thinking and feeling. Also we are moving into another “cold war,” a period in which our overwhelming ideologies, crushing in their weight, have the potential to destroy our civilization.

It was a high definition, 3D kind of dream, the kind that seems like a very real alternate reality. When I awoke from it, it felt as though I had actually been there. It was very frightening, and took me a few hours to recover from it.

Might anyone else have a different interpretation?

Sharon,
Perhaps I over interpreted the article? I’ve followed climate science since the late 1960’s, and long expected the eventual necessity for millions to relocate. The question has long been when? How soon? Might I have overreacted emotionally?

I know how difficult it is to divest oneself of property and ties to an area and do a radical, complete, and permanent relocation to some place 100’s or 1000’s of miles away. I’ve done that; I know the pain and complexity of it.

It was easier for me because I was so deeply and profoundly alienated from the people and culture in which I was born and lived for too achingly long. I lived so long as a fish out of water, I forgot how to breathe. I had to go somewhere where I might learn to breathe again.

There’s not a day goes by I don’t think of the present and coming plight of the millions who will have to eventually relocate for survival. My heart goes out to all those millions. And I watch the sky and the earth, the wind, the water, and the ice.

I know you and Myron are far more aware of the dangers. My post regarding the insurance was not meant for you. Still, as you are in New Orleans, I am concerned for your safety. May this hurricane season pass you by with no harm.

As always, may G-d be with you.

I can’t help but laugh!

Trump Says He Would’ve Had Better Seat Than Biden at Queen’s Funeral

https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiECCXrsU11K9rYo28t25NzH0qGQgEKhAIACoHCAow77zbCjDiq8wBMOul4gY?uo=CAUiANIBAA&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

Eliseo, eye roll. How predictable! The queen planned all the funeral arrangements, it is said down to the overall seating plan. I watched a tv show of her with Attenborough a while back, walking around the grounds of the palace. When a noisy weedeater started she said dryly ‘sounds like trump.’ I had to rewind and listen again to be sure I heard correctly! Ha ha ha.

Kiwi,
Eye roll indeed! It IS funny!

The sad and befuddling question is how did we get such a transparently petty, and
clearly mentally ill president?

I do hope I live beyond this crazy dark Trump era. I honestly pray Trumpism, Trumpers, and all the other neo-fascist movements begin to diminish as Pluto goes into Aquarius and are completely gone by the time Pluto cycles into Pisces. I will see that day with great pleasure!

I truly believe there is a golden age beyond our present worldwide dark confrontation between the forces of dictatorial autocracy and those of democracy. I suspect we take giant leaps in consciousness about every 12,000 years. I believe we are approaching one now in the next 100 years.

BTW, I appreciate the details you offer of your knowledge of how things work in the UK and NZ. I am forever sociologically curious.

AN ODE WE OWE, Amanda Gorman!
“UN Secretary General, distinguished guests, and all of humankind:
How can I ask you to do good, When we’ve barely withstood
Our greatest threats yet: The depths of death, despair and disparity, Atrocities across cities, towns & countries, Lives lost, climactic costs.
Exhausted, angered, we are endangered, Not because of our numbers, But because of our numbness. We’re strangers To one another’s perils and pain, Unaware that the welfare of the public
And the planet share a name––Equality Doesn’t mean being the exact same, But enacting a vast aim: The good of the world to its highest capability. The wise believe that our people without power Leaves our planet without possibility. Therefore, though poverty is a poor existence, Complicity is a poorer excuse. We must go the distance, Though this battle is hard and huge, Though this fight we did not choose, For preserving the earth isn’t a battle too large To win, but a blessing too large to lose. This is the most pressing truth:
That Our people have only one planet to call home And our planet has only one people to call its own. We can either divide and be conquered by the few, Or we can decide to conquer the future,
And say that today a new dawn we wrote, Say that as long as we have humanity, We will forever have hope. Together, we won’t just be the generation That tries but the generation that triumphs; Let us see a legacy Where tomorrow is not driven By the human condition, But by our human conviction. And while hope alone can’t save us now, With it we can brave the now, Because our hardest change hinges On our darkest challenges. Thus may our crisis be our cry, our crossroad, The oldest ode we owe each other.
We chime it, for the climate, For our communities. We shall respect and protect Every part of this planet, Hand it to every heart on this earth, Until no one’s worth is rendered By the race, gender, class, or identity They were born. This morn let it be sworn That we are one one human kin, Grounded not just by the griefs We bear, but by the good we begin. To anyone out there: I only ask that you care before it’s too late, That you live aware and awake, That you lead with love in hours of hate. I challenge you to heed this call, I dare you to shape our fate. Above all, I dare you to do good So that the world might be great.”
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Listen as Amanda Gorman reads her new poem, “An Ode We Owe,” before the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. http://bit.ly/3dosXpd

September 17, 2022
Putin’s Russian Empire is collapsing like its Soviet predecessor

Excerpt:
Thirty years on from the disintegration of the USSR, Russia is in the midst of another imperial collapse. Countries that spent the past three decades as part of Moscow’s informal empire are now turning away from Russia and taking control of their own destinies. Unsurprisingly, Europe, Turkey, and China are now all seen as more attractive partners.

Once again, it is Ukraine that is serving as the catalyst for Russia’s retreat. Putin’s invasion was meant to extinguish the Ukrainian state once and for all. Instead, Russian imperial influence is in danger of receding to levels not witnessed in hundreds of years.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/putins-russian-empire-is-collapsing-like-its-soviet-predecessor/

Rule of Law, — Merrick Garland, Attorney General

“The protection of law—the Rule of Law—is the foundation of our system of government,” the attorney general said.

“The Rule of Law means that the same laws apply to all of us, regardless of whether we are this country’s newest citizens or whether our [families] have been here for generations.

“The Rule of Law means that the law treats each of us alike: there is not one rule for friends, another for foes; one rule for the powerful, another for the powerless; a rule for the rich, another for the poor; or different rules, depending upon one’s race or ethnicity or country of origin.”

“The Rule of Law means that we are all protected in the exercise of our civil rights; in our freedom to worship and think as we please; and in the peaceful expression of our opinions, our beliefs, and our ideas.

“Of course, we still have work to do to make a more perfect union. Although the Rule of Law has always been our guiding light, we have not always been faithful to it.

“The Rule of Law is not assured. It is fragile. It demands constant effort and vigilance.
“The responsibility to ensure the Rule of Law is and has been the duty of every generation in our country’s history. It is now your duty as well. And it is one that is especially urgent today at a time of intense polarization in America.”

https://t.co/h1PcMvJaoC

Eliseo: I sure hope your above article is right.

Angellight,
All indications from all sources are it is true. But that’s what’s contributed to their becoming more dangerous. They are desperate. I could list 40 different factors, but let’s focus on just a few.
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For every birth, 1.6 deaths. Some sources say 1.7.
Record alcoholism, especially for males.
Record drug addiction numbers.
Record STD’s.
Significantly lower lifespans.
Can no longer afford to train and/or educate their people.
Their educated & trained class is retiring.
Their soldiers barely have 8th grade educations.
Many of their soldiers in Ukraine were pulled from their prison populations.
Their military equipment is beyond inferior.
They are poorly trained.

As the USSR collapsed KGB and organized crime took over. Their society has become progressively more corrupt. Russia is dying.

Putin’s iron grip is slipping. The Russian Federation will probably dissolve into several states run by warlords competing for possession of their deteriorating nuclear arsenal.

In other words, as fractured entities they will be more dangerous, not less so. They’ll just be a different kind of dangerous.

Eliseo: You are so right about more dangerous.

Chilling footage shows flesh-melting THERMITE RAIN bombs blitzing Ukraine town

https://t.co/K7dDvaOKXS

Putin to address Russia TONIGHT in biggest speech since Ukraine invasion as Vlad expected to order full mobilisation

https://t.co/QT9L4yFeyX

Speech has been postponed till tomorrow morning, supposedly.

Angellight,
The whole idea of the West giving such strong support for Ukraine is to stop the Russians IN UKRAINE, i.e. to confine the war, thereby preventing it becoming a war with NATO.

Purportedly, Mr. Putin believes (fake, rigged) referendums in the eastern occupied areas of Ukraine wherein the “citizens vote” to be part of Russia would legitimize the war in the eyes of the Russian people. He therefore could justify mobilization as Russians could interpret it as a defensive war.

If that is his intention, the war will become far more messy and violent, probably changing the outcome, perhaps guaranteeing the complete destruction of Ukraine. Despite their incompetence, due to sheer numbers, Russia would “win.” But it would be a costly, pyrrhic victory.

Even if Russia wins, they lose. The greater danger is mobilization could domino quickly into WWIII.

Let us hope mobilization is not his intention. If it is, it means more unnecessary brutality and deaths, making everything far more complicated.

Eliseo, one more thing about the seating …. it was intended that all the commonwealth countries should be seated in front of non commonwealth countries, which is why Biden was further back than some thought the USA should have been

Kiwi,
I’m sure the Biden’s had no problem with that. And neither should anyone else. Although the USA may be the UK’s strongest and most supportive ally, it is not a commonwealth country.

https://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries
commonwealth member countries

There is big news today out of Russia, where the legislative body abruptly passed harsh penalties on those who don’t report to military duty, who surrender, or who refuse to fight against Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that if Russia does, in fact, “stage these sham ‘referenda’, the United States and the international community will never recognize Russia’s claims to any purportedly-annexed parts of Ukraine. We continue to stand with the people of Ukraine.”

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-20-2022?r=3kukk&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

Well, he did as we expected.
In a pre-recorded message Mr. Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of reservists, as many as 300,000. Of course the adventure will take time to get going, and it doesn’t solve the problem of morale, or pitifully poor quality broken down equipment.

(Cardboard substituted for kevlar will not stop bullets! The Russian contractor paid to make the vests sold the kevlar on the black market and replaced it with thick cardboard covered with the normal fabric, No wonder the Russian soldiers were ordering newer vests online to replace those the government issued to them!)

Meanwhile, the Ukrainians will rack up a few more victories. The more quickly they can take back their territory, the better.

Putin also announced stiffer penalties for desertion, demanded better discipline, and more weapons production. Unfortunately for him, further arms production is probably near impossible. They don’t have the wherewithal for that.

Most telling was his assertion, the West “wants to destroy our country.” Before the Ukraine invasion, not so, but now the statement qualifies as a classic self fulfilling prophecy. Considering Russia’s present ambitions and the many war crimes, they have made total unconditional surrender necessary as it was for the Nazis and Japanese of WWII.

At the UN in NY the Japanese prime minister, a native of Hiroshima, suggested it might be time to change the structure of the security council, a not so subtle recommendation it is time to remove Russia from permanent membership of the security council.

Bob,
Although the special master was given until November 30 to complete his task, Judge Dearie stated he was confident it would likely be done within two weeks. That would be in October! As I recall that’s within your suggested timetable.

He’s also pretty obviously not amenable to the absurd contradictory arguments and ad hominin claims of Mr. Trump’s attorneys.

Sports world reacts to insane Donald Trump golf story!

“As anybody who’s ever played a round of golf understands, it can be a cruel sport that destroys your confidence. But former United States President Donald Trump seems to have found a way to combat those negative thoughts while on the golf course – pay people to say nice things.”

https://t.co/7jrqFu6L1n

Jupiter is at its closest to Earth in 59 years, NASA says

https://www.space.com/jupiter-opposition-closest-approach-skywatching

Wow, check this out from MidasTouch, a unanimous Senate resolution condemning threats to FBI:

https://youtu.be/MNSLCZZQEO8

Hi Bob,

Regarding your comments of a possible Trump indictment target date around October 8th, you have previously cited Saturn’s conjunction to Trump’s natal West Point degree. Is that an asteroid?

In any case Judge Dearie’s draft plan was looking at an Oct. 7 deadline for the completion of his review. That’s fairly close.

On the astrological front Trump has natal Chiron at 14 Libra conjunct progressed Moon and nearby progressed Mars at 13 Libra. The October 7th Sun – Chiron opposition at 14 Libra – Aries will be activating those degrees. It should be interesting to see what happens around that October 7th – 8th time frame.

Trump, DOJ Lawyers to Meet With Special Master on Mar-a-Lago Documents

The conference comes as Trump’s team has already expressed disagreement with a drafted plan for how the third party’s review will proceed.

US News
September 20, 2022

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2022-09-20/trump-doj-lawyers-to-meet-with-special-master-on-mar-a-lago-documents

Donald Trump Fraud Lawsuit: Read the Blockbuster 222-Page Filing

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/donald-trump-fraud-lawsuit-read-the-blockbuster-222-page-filing/3874709/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wnbc_twt_shr

Jerry, the West point is an exact 90° square measured in real space from the MC (like scientists and engineers do).

A busy October 8th for tRump.

https://i.imgur.com/Cjk8vFj.gif

Biden signs bill eliminating civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3647958-biden-signs-bill-eliminating-civil-statute-of-limitations-for-child-sex-abuse-victims/

Lindy Li @lindyli
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Biden just ended the civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims! Bad news for Trump who raped a 13 year old girl – Bad news for Gaetz who sexually trafficked a girl
Bad news for Jim Jordan
Bad news for the Catholic Church who continues to shelter pedophile priests

Putin’s TV broadcast delayed after he suffered ‘coughing fit and chest pains’

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/putins-tv-broadcast-delayed-after-he-suffered-coughing-fit-and-chest-pains/ar-AA124VLG

WATCH: Large protests in Russia against Putin’s attempt to call up 300,000 more soldiers for his failing invasion of Ukraine.

They’re chanting “no to war.”

https://twitter.com/TristanSnell/status/1572702634133409806?s=20&t=eoZuNkU6drqstf4iE51OqA

just watched Tish James press conference – the lady is not messing around and aims to hit him where it hurts most – his business and his $$ resources.
From her lips to gods ears please.

Just in: “Appeals court lifts hold that prevented Justice Department from using classified documents in Mar-a-Lago probe”

My chart for putin shows difficulties beginning the evening of the 19th, lasting into evening of the 20th.

Hi Bob,

Just a technicality here, but I am a bit curious. The October 8th Pluto station you had written about is in a 3 degree orb past its opposition to Trump’s natal Saturn. Traditional astrology usually discounts the impact of a transit once it passes beyond its aspect (Nancy, our moderator, sometimes commented on this factor). With that being said, what’s your thoughts about a stationary planet? Apparently you feel the planetary influence is still in effect.

Jerry, we are all entitled to believe anything in astrology as we want to – there is no way to ‘prove’ or disprove any of it’s tenets.

I think that planetary traits are always on, not turned on and off and may be experienced in a number of ways – in a moment or growing and fading. A planet is always a planet. Their “influence” is usually deemed stronger as they approach exactness of aspect and wanes as they move beyond the exactness, like the sound a vehicle coming towards you makes grows louder until it passes you then fades away after it has passed you.

Believe as you want. I will do the same.

Not to fret overly much over the Russian war in Ukraine. A serious, bloody business, the Russians are still weaker than anyone might assume.

Putin can call up all the troops he wants, but Russia can’t train or support them

https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/09/22/europe/russia-mobilization-logistics-analysis-intl-hnk-ml/index.html?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16638351937662&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2022%2F09%2F22%2Feurope%2Frussia-mobilization-logistics-analysis-intl-hnk-ml%2Findex.html

Under our radar: The women of Iran are leading major protests against their repression. Women are burning their headscarves in defiance of the morality police. The protests were sparked by 22 year old Mahsa Amini who was arrested on Sept. 13 for non-hijab compliance. The police beat her to death. Some Iranian intellectuals, like Arash Azizi, feel their society is approaching a tipping point leading to a revolution against their theocratic dictators. They are apparently having a George Floyd moment. It could be a beginning to the dismantling of the Islamic republic, perhaps to eventually occur after Pluto has moved into Aquarius?

Several news agencies are covering the growing movement.

Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs after the death of Mahsa Amini

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/21/1124237272/mahsa-amini-iran-women-protest-hijab-morality-police

Marjorie just posted on the massive wave of litigation washing up on 45 and his crime family.

Including this: “What is clear from the fraud allegations is quite how delusional Trump and those around him are.” If you haven’t seen it, he apparently went on Hannity’s show and said that as president he could declassify documents “just by thinking about it.” Utterly insane. (Twitter is having a field day, with my favorite being an image of “Dark Brandon” aka Biden saying he re-classified all the documents with his mind.)

Timeframes include: “The legal net is closing around him which it was always going to do late this year. His chart is facing a mountain of grief. Tr Uranus is in a catastrophic square to his Mars/Pluto midpoint now till mid October, with tr Saturn adding its sorrows in hard aspect to the same midpoint through this October to mid November. From the end of October through till early January 2023 tr Neptune is retrograding back to the undermining square to his Sun and opposition his Mars/Jupiter midpoint, undercutting his enthusiasm… His Solar Arc Mars will square his Pluto, exact this coming December but in effect beforehand which will see him trapped, fearful and enraged. His Solar Arc Pluto moves to square his Saturn by March 2023, which will be a road-block of considerable proportions, discouraging and burdensome, with the effect building up beforehand.”

https://star4cast.com/trump-tribe-heading-for-the-sin-bin/

Les,

Thank you for posting Marjorie’s interpretation.
As a counterpoint, I don’t think DJT is delusional at all – but I’d bet he’d use that as a legal defense in a NY minute. This man is a bottomless pit of depravity, deception and blood-thirsty greed. He knows exactly what he’s doing most of the time – and he held court last night on Fox News as he tried out some new theater-of-the-absurd-distortions on the broadcast see get a feeling for how it would fly with the public. This person is the embodiment of The Father of All Lies – truly evil.

will, if the legal definition of insanity is not knowing right from wrong he’s got that defense tactic made.

“Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation requiring disclosure of so-called “dark money” in elections”
how predictable, of course they would!

Will,
I agree with you DJT “is a bottomless pit of depravity, deception and blood-thirsty greed.” But IMHO he knows exactly what he’s doing SOME, but not ALL of the time. Also, I think he is delusional about some things, but not others. I see him as an extremely ignorant, narcissistic sociopath with a very bad case of Dunning-Kruger Effect. Again, just my opinion; it’s the way I read him.

But I’m curious. You’re a professional. I’m wondering why you believe the man is NOT delusional. I’m sure you probably have good reasons for your opinion. Is it something in his natal or progressed chart?

the graft news keeps coming thick and fast:
Desantos, Gaetz, GOP$$, Air company (the only one licensed to operate russian helicopters in usa), and migrants to marthas vinyard, all tied together.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/florida-migrant-moving-company-gave-gop-cash-ties-desantis-immigration-rcna48967

Hi Bob,

Sorry. I think you might have misunderstood the import of my question. It is not a matter of differing opinions i.e. who is right or who is wrong in the matter but rather I was asking if you could cite some concrete examples. Anyway, thanks for clarifying your position. It should be interesting to see what unfolds. October 7th – 8th occurs as we enter Friday evening into the weekend. A perfect time for an indictment; after the financial markets have closed.

You did not ask for examples of any kind in your post Jerry. What you did ask for was “With that being said, what’s your thoughts about a stationary planet?” which I did respond to. FYI the aspect is closer to 2 ° than the 3° you misstated. I interpret a 2 ° orb to be effective regardless of what you believe.

Through the years most of your posts directed at me have been confrontational in tone. For that reason I will no longer engage with any post you may direct at me.

Your natal Saturn is conjunct my birthplace Zenith within 00°03′ and your aggressive Sun-Mars conjunction conjoins my birthplace IC.

Bob,

Granted. We have have had differences of opinion in the past, but I thought this was a congenial discussion on the fine points of astrology. Perhaps my wording could have been more finely tuned and diplomatic. I simply asked “what’s your thoughts about a stationary planet?” Implied in that question is a request for concrete examples. It is a legitimate question since a stationary Pluto could in theory extend its orb of influence several degrees in either direction. Most pertinent is that this degree is within a degree of the US Pluto return.

Personally, I have not seen anything addressing this issue in any of the astrological material I have read. Citing examples could be helpful. Would anyone else care to contribute their thoughts on this?

Here’s one article that I found interesting…..

Tectonic Triggers: The Hidden Power of Station Points (Part 1) by Ray Grasse

https://www.astro.com/astrology/in_stations_e.htm

Continued from the last entry……

One well known example that comes to mind of a Pluto station having tangible consequences is the February 26th, 1993 World Trade Center bombing in NYC resulting in 6 deaths and many injuries. Pluto had gone stationary retrograde at approximately 10 am that morning at 25 Scorpio. It was in a two degree square of the US Moon (27 Aquarius) and tr. Saturn (23 Aquarius. The actual explosions occurred at 12:17 pm two hours later.

Nancy Sommers,

Hi, I was wondering if you will be making any astrological predictions for the 2022 U.S. Midterm elections.

I know it be an extremely laborious task to go through every House, Senate, and Gubernatorial race…I certainly wouldn’t expect any astrologer to do that.

I’m just curious as to how the general political environment looks for this November. I’m aware of the eclipse that’s coming….

With Mercury in Retrograde at the moment, I’m not at all surprised by the litany of mixed polls, habitually changing projection models, and data journalists shifting back and fourth on where they believe the elections are headed this year.

Other astrologers (and psychics) I follow including: Linda G, Marjorie Orr, Jessica Adams, and Alex Miller gave their insights (and predictions). I was just curious to know your take.

kiwi,

“the graft news keeps coming thick and fast:”
A seemingly unending flow.

Eliseo,

“But IMHO he knows exactly what he’s doing SOME, but not ALL of the time.”

I understand the need for you to make the differential; its fair. Nonetheless, his penchant for rhetorical evil is so well-practiced why should we hand him a nice clean-insurance-coded health diagnosis to hide behind and avoid comeuppance? He has a brilliant touch for manipulating language and manipulating the media to his own ends. Despite our Constitutional remedy for presidential enfeeblement, the United States body politic has been unable to muster enough support to bring it to bring it to a vote. Moreover, approximately one third of voters remain transfixed by his mal-incantations.

Bob,

“Your natal Saturn is conjunct my birthplace Zenith within 00°03? and your aggressive Sun-Mars conjunction conjoins my birthplace IC.”

Best astro-zing ever! Some comedic genius in that statement! No hard feelings Jerry – it just tickled my funny bone.

Hey Will,
I agree with your last assessment. Mentally ill though he may be, we can’t allow DJT to avoid consequences for his actions. He is apparently the most dangerous US citizen to have ever lived so far.

I get the feeling that either in this life, or a previous one (or both) he experienced what he felt was a profoundly deep and intense betrayal. Justified or not does not matter. It is his soul interpretation. To the core his most consistent demand is for personal loyalty.

There are differences, and he doesn’t look at all like him, but he maintains attitudes that remind me of Charles I of the UK, (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649). He is at least as obtuse as Charles I, and the king’s beliefs updated to the present could manifest as those of the Donald in republican (not the party) context.

Although I think he deserves the same fate as Charles I, I think it better to treat him like Napoleon. I’m literally for exiling him to a jail cell on Wake Island, under guard of the US military force there. No internet, no TV, no communication with the outside world, no possibility of escape. When he dies let his remains be cremated and dumped into the sea leaving no particular physical spot to honor his nefarious memory, no single point to become a focus of cultus.

Hi Will,

Self deprecating humor is always welcomed of course. I think if we stay on topic with astrology we’ll be alright. With Mars at 10 Taurus and Sun at 23 Taurus, I’m not sure if a conjunction in the strict sense of the word would apply (13 degree orb). Nevertheless if I was being overly aggressive, my apologies to all.

Off Topic

Regarding humor, someone just sent me the following. Knowing your temperament, I think you would find this equally appealing ………

https://i.ibb.co/VjW9FJm/Letting-Go.jpg

Putin has escaped to his secret palace in a forest amid anti-draft protests in Russian cities, report says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-has-escaped-to-his-secret-palace-in-a-forest-amid-anti-draft-protests-in-russian-cities-report-says/ar-AA12dz38?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=63ff7dd21eb047c59830791f54678cf6

I may be back on. I’ve been unable to access the blog for 3 weeks. Do not know what has changed to allow me back or why I was off in the first place…

BUT, now I’m going to read about Putin hiding out.

Putin has escaped to his secret palace in a forest amid anti-draft protests in Russian cities, report says

https://sports.yahoo.com/putin-escaped-secret-palace-forest-111040835.html
Joshua Zitser Sun, September 25, 2022, 6:10 AM·2 min read

“Putin intends to stay at the palace until at least Thursday, a journalist said, citing three sources.”

“Russian President Vladimir Putin escaped to his secret palace near Gelendzhik, close to the Black Sea coast, amid anti-draft protests in Russia, MailOnline was first to report.

According to independent journalist Farida Rusamova, who cited three sources familiar with Putin’s schedule, the Russian president traveled to his vacation home on Wednesday.”

You may enjoy this report better – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11246085/Putin-vanishes-secret-forest-palace-amid-anti-war-demos-Moscow.html

I see that he will probably be back in Moscow in time for the first week of Oct which has almost every day (2nd thru the 8th) with very heavy negative astrological hits.

sad news, caused by the trumpiest types
US becoming ‘developing country’ in world rankings
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/us-is-becoming-a-developing-country-on-global-rankings-that-measure-democracy-inequality/ar-AA12edXZ?cvid=1bb07b005b8140e48b78c2b3aff3a3dd

The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th by Denver Riggleman

The tentacles of the Jan6th conspiracy go far deeper and wider than we’ve imagined. What this very independent minded gentleman reveals in the interviews, and in his book, The Breach, shows that the information of wrong doing exposed so far by the J6 committee is merely the “tip of the iceberg.” He should know. Until recently he led the data mining for the committee.

See the 60 Minutes video of former R. congressman, military intelligence and security expert, Dennis Riggleman.

(13:43 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9adLsXTpZQ

plus the 60 Minutes Overtime video of him.
(2:49 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unnm5BujdhQ

I’m neither recommending or not recommending Denver Riggleman’s new book, The Breach. I have not read it. But I think it clear the information he reveals is vital to our understanding of Jan. 6th and the Far Right. Below is an excerpt from the description of his book I found at Amazon.

“In The Breach, a former House Republican and the first member of Congress to sound the alarm about QAnon, Denver Riggleman, provides readers with an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the January 6th select committee’s investigation. Riggleman, who joined the committee as senior technical advisor after he was asked to help, lays out the full intent and scope of the plot to overturn the election. The book includes previously unpublished texts from key political leaders. And it also contains shocking details about the Trump White House’s links to militant extremist groups—even during the almost-eight-hour period on January 6th when the White House supposedly had no phone calls. The man responsible for unearthing Mark Meadows’s infamous texts shows how data analysis shapes the contours of our new war, telling how the committee uncovered many of its explosive findings and sharing revealing stories from his time in the Trump-era GOP.”

“With unique insights from within the far-right movement and from the front lines of the courageous team investigating it, Riggleman shows how our democracy is balanced on a knife’s edge between disinformation and truth. Here is a revelatory peek at the inner workings of the January 6th committee and a clear-eyed look at the existential threats facing our republic—and a blueprint for how America can fight to survive the darkest night before the dawn.”

Thanks, Kiwi, for the link to the article about the US now demoted to developing country status. Sad indeed.

It reminded me of this article in the Financial Times which focuses on the rates of inequality in both the UK and US, although I think inequality is also tied in with threats to democracy at least in the US. Easier to manipulate people who are struggling financially by using divisive rhetoric and blaming “them” (Democrats, immigrants, trans people, etc) so people fight among themselves for the crumbs while the ultra rich individuals and corporations take the bulk of the wealth.

“…redistributing the gains more evenly would have a far more transformative impact on quality of life for millions. The growth spurt boosted incomes of the bottom decile of US households by roughly an extra 10 per cent. But transpose Norway’s inequality gradient on to the US, and the poorest decile of Americans would be a further 40 per cent better off while the top decile would remain richer than the top of almost every other country on the planet.”

https://www.ft.com/content/ef265420-45e8-497b-b308-c951baa68945

Oh Les, but thats the evil “socialism” – work of the devil! (said totally tongue in cheek)

kiwi, I think Eliseo will agree with me when I say it’s an historical cycle – we are seeing the end of the 40 year reign of the GOP and their trickle down economics and we are returning to a more equitable model. Remember in the 1970’s the top tax rate was 90% and the rich were quite rich but they paid their fair share.

Woman charged in Capitol riots now serving as a ‘captain’ for Herschel Walker’s campaign

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/woman-charged-in-capitol-riots-now-serving-as-a-captain-for-herschel-walker-s-campaign/ar-AA12iZKS?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e828171c769e4abd8c9669f9c9f367a2

Update on Putin’s horoscope Sep 27, 2022
Steve Judd Astrology
8 minutes 10 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5U4BTmt0Xw

I’m alarmed. Steve Judd gives no hint that there is another possible chart for Putin – That of the 1950 year of birth instead of 1952.

It makes much more sense to me just for the fact that the 1950 chart has Moon conjunct Pluto……….

Putin sure seems like a Scorpio Moon type. I have never understood how people could accept the Gemini Moon….. ???

Plus the relative lack of drama currently in the 1952 chart.

I have seen on the internet references to his tendency to botox his face which looks like a possibility because he no longer has any angles to his face but seems wrinkle free and if one was critical, his face looks bloated and smooth.

Putin likes to show his dominance by horse riding bare chested, and manspreading – yukky and crude. I ask you – is this a Libra with a Gemini Moon, or a Libra with Moon in Leo conjunct Pluto?

‘Let’s Get Right To The Violence’: Roger Stone In New Documentary Footage
Sep 27, 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ssxBs9fUw

Shocking. Not for the faint of heart. The Danish documentary excerpts on Morning Joe show us a real, honest to god Nazi in Roger Stone, not a swastika wearing fool in black uniform, but the kind Sinclair Lewis warned us about, one thoroughly immersed in, involved in, and attuned to North American culture.

As a minimum, this guy needs to be in jail, permanently. His wealth needs to be confiscated for recompense to his many victims.

Sunstars,
I don’t have your years of expertise, nor do I think riding a horse bare chested is innately crude, (context is everything) but I agree with you the man does not seem like a Libra with a Gemini Moon

yes riding a horse bare chested is not innately crude but it didn’t look good on him for several reasons….

Among other things he is a misogynist, and his motives for undressing are suspect….. And as the head of state he undermines the dignity of the head of state. His display of “masculinity” – his proof of “superiority” is actually pretty repulsive. He mixes up his ability to have political acumen for the good of all of his people with the need to assuage his desire for self aggrandizement.

He exposes himself as emotionally handicapped as the head of a country in need of a great leader.

Sunstars,
All good points. I agree entirely!

sunstars,

Jamie Partridge does a persuasive, excellent analysis on Vlad’s birth chart (October 7, 1952) here…….

Vladimir Putin Horoscope – Ruthless Power

https://astrologyking.com/vladimir-putin-horoscope/

Putin would have his Sun conjunct Algorab whether he was born in 1950 or 1952.

He would also have Pluto conjunct his midheaven if born at 9:30 am in either 1950 or 1952. Moon would be conjunct Pluto in the 1950 chart.

in 1950, Mars in Sagittarius at 8* would have a two degree orb to Antares which causes destruction.

In 1950, Saturn would be conjunct Mercury in Virgo and if you’ve ever heard him talk – it fits.

I’m with Stephen Arroyo when he puts weight on the ptolemaic degrees.

… a little pressed for time now or I would go on.

The most important points of the chart are the Sun, the Moon and the Ascendant.

The Moon MUST be satisfied. Where it is placed – the house – and the aspects to the Moon. The Moon must be satisfied, actualized, activated…..recognized.

In 1952, the Gemini Moon is just hangin’ out there doing a whole bunch of nothing.

in 1950 the Moon is in Leo conjunct Pluto conjunct Midheaven – not only is the Moon Scorpionized but then sort of drawn into a mutual reception with the Ascendant in Scorpio – a powerful, passionate Moon.

How’s that for a world domination desire?

The Moon Pluto is further strengthened by its sextile to Neptune, also drawing in the Sun – an ability to envision the ideal and final goal.

The Mercury Saturn conjunction give the precise ability to organize, do comprehensive planning and prioritize.

He came to power around 2000 … it was supposed to be temporary in the very beginning.

He swore to track down the terrorists who had felled low cost apartment buildings housing 500 of the poorest people in Russia. It was conjectured that Putin did it himself so that he could mount a very dramatic and vociferous campaign to find the terrorists and kill them in the outhouse. That was his springboard to power.

Throughout 2000, Uranus was in Aquarius going back and forth between mainly 17 and 20 degrees, opposing the 1950 chart’s Pluto Moon conjunction.

Uranus would have then been near the IC – indicating DOMICILE(S).

In February 2022, Saturn was opposing that Pluto Moon conjunction when he invaded – slaughtering the Ukrainians taken by surprise – innocent people.

Cold, Man. Saturn again in the 4th house – considering Ukraine was coming back to the HOMELAND.

Earlier in February, Jupiter was squaring his Mars making for belligerence and overconfidence. His armies were on the border – threatening.

In May and June of 2022, Neptune came up to oppose his Saturn Mercury conjunction. “WHAT WAS I THINKING?”

Plus to add to the confusion now Uranus in Taurus was square his Moon Pluto conjunction. His reputation was completely in tatters and he was swinging wildly.

In September 2022 we see how both Saturn and Uranus are demolishing any standing he had left in the world. Saturn in his 4th house gives the loss of support of people in Russia, and demonstrates his utter lack of regard for the lives of the people over whom he presides.

There’s no place for Putin to hide. Once again, he is swinging wildly. And the people, the Ukrainians and the Russians are paying the price.

What happens for Putin next year? I don’t know. But I do know that Saturn in Aquarius conjuncts his 4th house Jupiter, and then moves up to square his Mars…….

But more importantly. Neptune lingers all year in opposing his Saturn Mercury conjunction. His resolve is dissolved.

We shall see, right?

Putin may even completely lose it

I’m not particularly fond of the death penalty, but Stone is enough of a dumbass that he warrants bringing back the gallows just to make a point. He’s a complete unredeemable waste of flesh and trouble every moment he is still sucking air. The world is immediately a better place without him in it. The same could also be said for his second favorite former President, of course.

In other news, I see MTG’s husband is filing for divorce. I wondered how long anyone could ever stand to live with such a miserable person. Apparently not for a lifetime. There may be hope for others also.

Feeling a bit sarcastic right now, all. I feel like I’m picking up on something in the collective. I think the Capricorn Pluto Conservatism in all of its stodginess and shrillness is finally, truly wearing a bit thin among the masses. As Pluto turns direct and makes its way forward for its first dip into Aquarius, I think we are going to see even more extreme stupid Conservative-Republican-Fascist antics with Pluto reaching the anaretic 29th degree of Cap. Blatant overreach and probably even more tone deaf stupidity from people like Florida’s Ron DeSantis will mark this upcoming period.

I do worry that Putin will go nuclear. He’s angry and bitter, and so much trouble in our world leads back to him these days. Another very foul and bitter person whose life should be ended for the greater good of all. No one should shed a tear when his time comes. If anything, there should be cheers heard around the world.

I think he deserves the Mussolini treatment, honestly. Shoot him and hang him upside down in a town square. That’s the proper fate of wicked despots like him.

Interesting. His progressed Sun is at 25* of Sagittarius, currently squaring his natal Saturn Mercury conjunction. So his progressed Sun has felt the square from Neptune already adding to his miscalculations and confusion. This progressed Sun will move to 26* and up next year so it will be debilitated and confused all year, not to mention the other strong aspects.

And in his progressed chart, we have progressed Pluto, so beleaguered by Uranus and Saturn, posited in his progressed EIGHTH house.

So, we shall see …..

Just in case some people do not follow astrology fairly closely…

Putin’s progressed Sun squaring his natal Saturn means he is feeling unloved and judged…. and the Progessed Sun square Neptune will have him feeling very lost. He is losing his compass. Bringing in the natal Mercury in Virgo conjunct Saturn, he will have a hard time defining himself and thinking straight. He will lose his “plan”. Or has lost his “plan”. He has lost his ability, on which he so counted, to organize effectively. It’s gone and he’s lost.

He feels weak and ineffective. Saturn still within a 1* orb of the opposition of his Moon in Leo through October still has him feeling heartless to his people and his victims acutely so, into November, and Uranus squaring his Leo Moon at the same time makes him erratic and wanting to do anything to make a sensation, make an effect – kind of like throwing spaghetti at the wall.

Saturn opposing his natal Pluto Moon conjunction has its last hurrah in November December 2022.

But Uranus in Taurus stays – squaring his Pluto Moon clear through to April 2024 off and on.

It seems to me though that since Neptune in Pisces is really doing a number on his Saturn Mercury in Virgo up through to 2024 as well – the question is – will he still wield power?

Will he even be alive?

BuckeyeShadow – and Caltech thinks it demoted Pluto…

BuckeyeShadow,
It would be of no strategic value for Putin to use any level of nukes against Ukraine. The wind blows west to east, and it would reduce maneuverability for his troops. Militarily speaking, it would be enormously stupid for these and other reasons.

Politically, Russia would lose support from China, Iran, India, etc. Sanctions, far tougher than those now employed, would ensue, and they would be removed from the UN Security Council. Worse still, would be a very possible civil war or coup in which Mr. Putin loses his position and power. Russia would become a pariah state embroiled in chaos.

None of the above guarantees he won’t do it. History is full of stories in which a leader chose to do something so crazy and stupid as to be suicidal for him and/or his nation.

But if Putin is as Machiavellian as perceived, and his judgement is not impaired, he will choose not to use nukes. Alternatively, we don’t know whether those two conditions prevail, or not.

really feel for all the people affected by Ian’s destruction – the good news is, desantos will likely have his hands too full to pull any more stupid political stunts regarding immigrants. fort myers is mostly republican – hmmmmm.

As a former Floridian for almost 30 yrs — my heart goes out to them, too, kiwi. I fear for the lives lost by those who stayed home in the places where they had the worst deluge, and the losses, damage & rebuilding others will have to go through, at a time when insurance companies are going out of business and/or leaving FL & LA. David Jolly, a former Republican Congressman from FL who served with DiSantis, said, on Joy Reid’s show, that DiSantis, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus, now will have to become a “big-government Republican” and work with the federal government to get help. https://www.foxnews.com/media/hurricane-ian-msnbc-analyst-predicts-ron-desantis-big-government-republican

This is ominous.

September 28, 2022 1:29 PM
Chinese Launch Assault Craft from Civilian Car Ferries in Mass Amphibious Invasion Drill, Satellite Photos Show
https://news.usni.org/2022/09/28/chinese-launch-assault-craft-from-civilian-car-ferries-in-mass-amphibious-invasion-drill-satellite-photos-show

Why is this ominous?
Because despite the lessons they should have learned from the Russian experience in Ukraine, it implies the CCP is still planning an invasion of Taiwan. Ukraine and the world reaction disproved ALL the assumptions the Russian and Chinese leaders were making in regards to any possible violent annexation of Ukraine or Taiwan.

For the CCP, invading Taiwan would be a logistical nightmare, a worse experience than what the Russians are having in Ukraine. The Taiwan strait is too turbulent for crossing with any massive amphibous force for about 9 &1/2 months of the year. The geography and topography of Taiwan severely mitigate against an invasion, plus unlike flat terrained Ukraine, the Taiwanese are already armed to the teeth, having been preparing since 1949. The PRC cannot invade without massive casualties, which would surely be unpopular among all those one child (son) families.

Ferries designed to carry heavy military equipment would make the crossing task far easier, and might enable the assault to commence any time of year. Building enough ferries will take a while, perhaps a couple of years if they rush it. My guess is they plan a heavy aerial assault, followed by the amphibous ferry assault.

In any case, a good analysis of each sides capabilities shows such an invasion, even if initially successful, would ultimately be suicidal for the PRC and CCP.

But of course, emotion and ideology have often trumped sound, logical military facts and reasoning inumerable times through history. The ferry gambit tells me XI and the CCParty are ignoring the facts and suicidal peril, obvious to our best Western military analysts, intending on invasion as soon as they feel the time is right.

Considering the many deep, severe, and ubiquitous problems China is experiencing, I expect Xi will probably use invasion as a distraction when he determines the moment is right.

I sincerely hope I am wrong, that events and circumstances evolve to a point wherein it does not occur.

Thank you Eliseo.

sunstars,

Regarding the assertion by Putin’s alleged biological mother that Putin’s birth date was October 7, 1950, it’s important to keep in mind that that claim hasn’t been substantiated by any known documents. It is based on hearsay. For arguments sake, even if we were to give the benefit of the doubt and 1950 is the year of his birth, as far as I can gather, no specific time has been mentioned in any of the articles I have come across. That leaves a wide room for error in ones calculations in determining a possible Pluto/Moon conjunction since the moon moves rapidly. The beginning of the day begins at 12 Leo and ends at 25 Leo midnight of the 7th.

It’s interesting to note, in the 1952 birth chart, Putin has Saturn at 17 Libra in square to a nearly stationary Uranus at 18 Cancer.

I think that defines Mr Putin quite well. Here is one brief definition of that aspect found on the net…..

“With Saturn forming a square to Uranus, there can be tension experienced as our needs for freedom and spontaneity seem to clash with a need for structure and stability. Ideally, we can find creative ways to satisfy these diverging needs, perhaps by giving form to our ideals and quest for progress.”

In the article I posted earlier, the following excerpt might help to explain apparent inconsistencies in a chart………

Tectonic Triggers: The Hidden Power of Station Points (Part 1) by Ray Grasse

“……… Have you ever looked at someone’s horoscope and felt puzzled by the discrepancy between the planetary energy expressed in their personality and what was suggested by their chart? For instance, a person with a heavily Saturnian chart but who exhibits an unusually Jupiterian personality? Or someone with a confident-looking horoscope who acts relatively timid in person?

There are any number of possible reasons for discrepancies like that – overlooked declinations, alternate systems of measurement (such as Vedic or Hellenistic), or simple misinterpretation. But one factor I’ve sometimes found to be responsible involves what astrologers call the station point. Look up that term in any basic astrology source and it will usually say that it’s when a planet slows down and stands relatively still before changing directions, and either starts going backward (“retrograde”) or forward (“direct”). Think “station” as in stationary, in other words.

But while many astrologers look to the station point primarily for what it tells us about when and where a planet is changing direction, stations possess another level of meaning that’s often overlooked, and which could be even more important in symbolism than its role as a directional marker. Why? Because in the process of slowing down and grinding to a seeming halt, the influence of that planet is dramatically amplified, creating what one early teacher of mine called a “branding iron” effect.(1) To use a simple analogy, imagine you’re walking very quickly across a surface of freshly poured cement. You’ll make impressions on that surface, no doubt, but they probably won’t go deep. But if you were to stop midway across that surface and stand motionless for a minute or two, your feet would sink considerably deeper, making a more noticeable impression.

Station points are like that. Because a planet occupies one spot in the zodiac for a longer period, it has the chance to make a deeper impression on your horoscope than it normally would. Just as importantly, not only will that planet’s energy be amplified, but any aspect it forms to other planets will be, too. Grasping this simple fact can hold dramatic implications for our astrological practice, and has led me to believe that station points are among the most significant – but overlooked – tools of our trade. What I’ll be doing in this chapter is examining some of the implications of station points for both personal charts as well as mundane, socio-cultural horoscopes, as well as for prediction. To begin with, let’s look at their role in the natal horoscope.”

Continued…….

https://www.astro.com/astrology/in_stations_e.htm

Regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Some interesting numbers.

The Russians have only about 6.8 million men in their 20’s.

Surely, not all are in sufficient physical or mental shape to go a’soldiering, though many if not most of their “recruiters” are apparently behaving more like kidnappers who really don’t care if the conscript is truly fit for duty.

So far as we can tell, at least 300,000 young men in their 20’s have already escaped conscription by leaving the country. Meanwhile, at least another 300,000 are actively attempting escape over the borders into adjacent countries.

An unknown number, using cash only (no identifiable credit or debit cards) have left their home address, moving from one town to another with great frequency to keep their wherabouts a mystery to the “recruiters.” They too hope to eventually cross the border into an adjacent country.

The cost of a flight to another country for these men is an average of $25,000 US dollars. As most cannot afford that price, they are using just about every trick in the proverbial book to get out. I’m reminded of the many who used all sorts of tricks to escape northward from slavery before and during the American civil war.

Considering the Russian Federation death rate is 1.6 to 1.7 deaths for every birth, and they have a truly lopsided overabundance of females with a deficit of males, I can think of few things as equally suicidal or stupid as getting so many of your young men killed. Russia has racked up over 80,000 casualties so far. I expect that number will be far higher by the end of this war.

Even if Russia wins, they lose in a pyrrhic victory. This is their last national war. Any war they fight after this is likely to be a local matter, a warlord of an oblast against another warlord, or possibly a series of regional civil wars as the federation breaks up.

Spiritually, the Russians are inflicting horrible deaths on their own yonger generation, traumas they will carry with them into their next lives, perhaps for several lives in series.

Interesting info on stations, Jerry. How close to station do you think is relevant? Obviously if it’s on or right around the day of station that would be stronger. But the whole degree of a station? For example, checking the ephemeris for myself, Saturn stationed direct at 19.6 before my birth and was 19.21 when I was born. So it was moving forward again but still in the same degree. It’s already square my Virgo Sun (and trine my Moon for that matter) so strong enough at that! A faster moving planet like Mercury would have a shorter station and of course would also remain in the same degree only briefly.

KGB FSB – Putin is adept at concealing things. I find it credible that he was responsible for the death of 500 people in 2000 to vault himself to power – engineering the collapse of public housing by purported terrorists as a platform to show his strength and outrage in finding the “terrorists” who would do this.

Similarly, now he is sending hundreds of thousands of men to certain death in Ukraine – his own people!

He is a psychopath. For whatever reason he had for changing the circumstances and year of birth it would have been very simple for him to do it.

I believe the 1950 DOB fits him much better than 1952.

Biden once told Putin: “I don’t think you have a soul.” Putin replied: “We understand one another.”

Hi Les,

An excellent question. I have heard the stationary effects of the slower moving outward planets lasts approximately 15 days before and 15 days after a planet goes stationary.

I searched it on Google and found that figure seems to be the accepted norm. Here’s a direct quote from one astrological source……

“……The duration of the stationary phase depends on a planet’s orbital period – and the definition of what one considers a “standstill”. With the slower moving planets (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) the stationary phase can last up to four weeks if one allows for an orb of several minutes of arc.”

SOURCE:

https://www.astro.com/astrowiki/en/Stationary_Phase

In Putin’s chart of October 7th 1952 there is a near stationary Uranus at 18 ’23 Libra in square to Saturn at 17 ’27 Cancer. 16 days later the Uranus stationed exact at 18 ’32 Libra.

A very close correlation is happening now. On October 22nd, Saturn stations direct at 18 ’35 Aquarius in square to Uranus at 17 ’39 Taurus. This will be t squaring Putin’s natal Jupiter (19 ‘4 Taurus) and Nodes (18 ’37 Aquarius-Leo). Looks like Putin will be escalating tensions even more around this time.

Sunstars,
From the beginning, Russian civilization has a long history of psychopaths coming to supreme power and sending hundreds of thousands of men to certain death. Several Czars, and of course, Stalin.

In WWII in the first stages of the war against the Nazis they sent less than half of their soldiers into battle with real rifles. The majority had carved wooden rifle mockups. They were commanded to move forward, and as a soldier ahead of them fell, to pick up his real rifle and ammunition and continue moving. If they did not move forward their commanding officers shot them on the spot.

From the beginning as a nation they’ve had terrible karma, centuries of perpetual and repetitive catastrophe. I’ve not examined the chart for Russia’s founding about 1000 years ago, but it has to be pretty awful.

IMO, as a civilization they need to go out of business. Perhaps their culture might survive reborn, but not their civilization. But I could be wrong. Perhaps their culture and civilization are too intimately intertwined. They take pride in their infinite capacity to endure self inflicted deep and profound suffering. I would hope a new natal chart might reflect a healthier cultural identity and consciousness.

Eliseo: Pretty mind boggling. Horrible.
Gives one chills and an appreciation of peaceful lands.

Back to Putin – Saturn square Uranus – an outer planet to an outer planet. That can be a pain. I know a number of people born in 1952 including my own sister.

The outer planets aspecting other outer planets give an environment in which things happen.

The outer planets aspecting the inner or personal planets is where it really happens… This is where events occur, and where character is wrought.

The Sun and the Moon in the Putin 1952 chart do not have enough tight aspects to make the moves Putin does. Especially the Gemini Moon, just hangin’ out there.

How can anyone doubt the triple effect of Scorpio in the 1950 chart?

Moon conjunct Pluto – Scorpio.
Scorpio Ascendant – Scorpio.
Mutual Reception – Scorpio.

Sun in Libra within orb of Neptune conjunction in the 12th house of Neptune. Pisces-like.

John Wayne Gacy was a Pisces.

The 1950 Sun has a closer aspect to the Sun than the 1952 chart.

Putin is clearly deluded in wanting the Russian Empire to come back. This overwhelming delusion is demonstrated by Sun Conjunct Neptune in the 12th house. Plus his efforts in the KGB FSB.

There’s no way around it. The Sun and the Moon have to be strongly aspected – plus the Ascendant – to make a character like Putin.

Sunstars,
Not only is Putin grandiosely deluded, but his minions consistently lie to him. He is frequently misinformed as they hedge, tell him half truths, and what he prefers to hear.

Noteworthy was his belief and those of his troops the Russian speaking Ukrainians would welcome them with flowers and kisses, OR that any actual war making would be over and done within ten days.

Sunstars,
Addendum.
Their system is so corrupt, and intelligence so consistently bad, it is difficult to see how they could possibly win. Their only advantage is in artillery and sheer numbers of soldiers. The only chance of winning the Russians have is to literally throw so many bodies against the Ukrainians as to overwhelm them. But in doing so they sacrifice a generation they cannot afford to lose.

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