Archive for July 2008
Here’s a link to a post I wrote on August 17, 2007 concerning tomorrow’s total Solar Eclipse along with a few other financial considerations which you may find of interest such as Neptune in Scorpio which ushered in that devil’s tool, the credit card:
As the ad so aptly says: What’s in YOUR wallet?
And don’t forget to visit Patrick Wood at The August Review. He’s been keeping up with these bandits for years now and sounding alarms all over the place!
NASA has set up a site for information on the August 1 Solar Eclipse which is a “midnight Solar Eclipse” – so-called because it will be visible from the Arctic Circle among other places. Check out its path and more at:
There you will also find a link to Google Map’s tracking of this Total Eclipse.
Why Robert Rubin and Jason Furman should be part of any administration’s economic team is a mystery to me. Read *Robert Scheer’s article, ‘Obama and McCain Suck Up to the Bankers’ here:
“We can’t keep on doing business the way we’ve been doing,” Obama spouts while flipping “Change Burgers.”
But how easily can Change Burgers go down our gobs with Robert Rubin adding the cheese?
Rubin is the one who promoted the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that legitimized the merger of Citibank with insurance gorilla Travelers, and who called an undersecretary of the US Treasury in fall of 2001 to encourage him to intervene with credit-rating agencies to delay downgrading ENRON’s credit rating. (Citibank is now Citigroup.) President Clinton is the doob who signed the bill.
And the Obama campaign hired Robert Rubin’s protege, Jason Furman, as its economic adviser!
Conflicts of interest on all sides yet the media, who could bring up the subject of odd choices of economic bedfellows on the campaign trail, are more interested in the catsup vs mustard question and whether old McCain is attacking new Obama. (Of course he is – it’s a US prez campaign…duh.)
Meanwhile America’s burger is not so much well-done as raw in the middle – assuming she a burger left to fry.
* Robert Scheer is the author of ‘The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America.’
These pansies are ready for their close-up and this image is part of a larger drawing, Eclipse with Pansies, created in 1996 using Prismacolor and Spectracolor oil pencils, and Rexel Derwent Watercolour pencils (dry) on black paper.
Recently I heard that painting on black velvet is “back” but not to fret – I’ll be sticking to drawing while wishing that Spectracolor pencils were still available. They were so very vibrant and cool.
Top officials at IndyMac pressured bank officers to fudge incomes in order to push through as many loans as possible and devil take the hindmost:
And it all-l-l-l happened under the Bush administration. Let us never forget.
Yes, Goodling and Sampson, servers of George W. Bush, are in the news again so you may wish to check out a previous post written the day Sampson testified concerning ‘purgegate’ by clicking here:
http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/03/capitol-hill-mar-29-2007.html where you’ll find some astrological details for March 29, 2007 on Capitol Hill.
When I can read it without feeling as if my brain will explode, I pick up my copy of Chalmers Johnson’s ‘The Sorrows of Empire’ and delve into US imperialism.
A glance at the book’s cover reveals a line from a Los Angeles Times review which states that the book is, “Impressive…A powerful indictment of US military and foreign policy” and the subtitle is: ‘Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic.’
You may know Mr. Johnson as the author of another best-seller, ‘Blowback’ – another way of saying that nations, too, reap what they sow.
Open ‘The Sorrows of Empire’ and you find a Prologue which begins with the words of George W. Bush, “Our nation is the greatest force for good in history.” (August 31, 2002)
Chalmers states from the start that most Americans are ignorant of the fact, due to govenmental secrecy, that the US “garrisons the globe” and he goes on from there with an amazingly well-researched argument meant to wake us up to what’s going on – the soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents, and civilian contractors that make up our imperial empire. (Is that redundant? Aren’t all empires imperial?)
Therefore I read with interest the following article by Mr. Johnson who has been banging the wake-up gong for years now on behalf of our changing nation and you may wish to read it, too:
The Military-Industrial Complex
It’s Much Later Than You Think
By Chalmers Johnson
Successive administrations and Congresses have made no effort to alter the CIA’s
role as the president’s private army, even as we have increased its incompetence
by turning over many of its functions to the private sector. We have thereby heightened
the risks of war by accident, or by presidential whim.
Ah, yes – imperialism – one of those Pluto/Chiron -isms I keep harping on (like, terroism)…especially in, but not limited to, this post on Cheney’s Secondary Progressed chart (physical plane) set for Sept 11, 2001 – with his Sec Pluto/Chiron midpoint precisely at the Aspiration Point of his chart.
Even in black and white, it’s difficult to believe until you see it with your own peepers:
And be sure to read the midpoint pictures I wrote out for you in the chart’s center.