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Bailout 2008 mirrors 1929 – 1931

Having just published a link to an enlightening list of quotes and headlines from 1929 to 1931 and their likeness to words and deeds of the economic crisis of 2008, you may be interested in checking it out if you’re feeling financial today:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2009/02/quotes-from-1929-1931-and-little.html

The post contains some interesting Astrology notes from July 1931, but is written in English, so not to fret if you don’t speak astrologese.

Or you may skip my post entirely and go directly to the list of  quotes and headlines if you wish:

http://www.chartingstocks.net/2009/02/great-depression-quotes-1929-vs-2008-have-we-learned-anything/

This list from Great Depression times makes for an interesting script that was followed by government, bankers, and mainstream media, yet with more than a little rehash 2008 going on – it’s sort of a ‘revival of a classic’ now playing at the Wall Street Theater.

So, have we? Have we learned anything?

Trilateralist control of US gov continues

Patrick Wood, editor of  The August Review, has published a new article concerning the Obama administration and the grooming of Obama-the-candidate for the US presidency by Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Obama’s cabinet and the White House are rife with Trilateralists which you may think is a-ok, but that’ s only if the ‘new world economic order’ is your goal as well, and devil take the hindmost.

That the current world financial crisis is part of their agenda seems crystal clear to me as today we hear in the media (their shills, and many highly positioned media types are Trilateral members, too)  that the US economy shrank alarmingly in the 4th quarter of 2008…yet somehow they sound quite proud of this fact as they announce the bad news.

How could they be proud? Only if the economic meltdown – and all the things they’ve ‘tried’ like lower interests rates, billion-dollar “bailouts”, etc – are mere mystery plays, and are meant to fail so that the entire world will plead with the power elite to institute whatever system they please.

The coming Solar Eclipse of July 22, 2009 at the “Daughter of the American Revolution” degree (30 Cancer) fits neatly into this picture with its keyphrases: old systems will fail; new ideas and methods are needed in order to deal with events brought by this Eclipse; any blocks could be violently or tragically removed (paraphrased from Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology’.)

Over 30 years ago my church clued me in about these things including separation of church and state (the blurring of which in America we’ve only seen a tad of…so far) but for several years I could relax. But given the political and financial landscapes in this New Millennium, I can relax no longer.

As NPR’s ‘MarketPlace’  just said on my radio: there’s worse to come.

So as Patrick Wood notes, the new world economic order is virtually upon us in spite of the ‘change’ we’ve been promised by a (supposedly) populist president. 

Now, it’d be cool if Obama is what he purported himself to be while campaigning, but that’s a shimmering fairy tale with every candidate in every election, isn’t it?

And this is definitely one of those cases where you just want to be wrong – boy, I Hope I am. With his Kenyan ‘Egg of Power’ in the Oval Office, Pres. Obama is talking a populist game while surrounding himself with one-world-government Trilateralists…tsk tsk.

Are we the gullible ones, or is he?

Well, I wonder if we’re ready to be under complete control of the chaos-creating Trilateral Commissioners? Guess we should get to know them better, if we haven’t already:

http://www.augustreview.com/news_commentary/trilateral_commission/obama:_trilateral_commission_endgame_20090127110/

(The article gives you the Commission’s original stated purpose – an eye-opener – plus, its fancier updated one – with no improvement made, imo.)

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Here’s a recent post on Brzezinski which has a link to my other blog, Stars Over Washington, where you’ll find more of  his natal chart details and a chart image…kind of like gazing into the raptor’s eyes…

http://judecowell.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/natal-charting-zbigniew-brzezinski/

Financial elite have no shame!

Rob Ellman’s blog, Intrepid Liberal Journal, has an excellent video of a New Yorker’s ‘righteous rant’ on the financial crisis – check this out - this guy covers it all:

http://intrepidliberaljournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-man-speaks-for-me.html

And here’s a Canadian view from the Toronto Star, which wonders aloud that the financial elite who caused the economic meltdown seem to have no shame over their actions and ineptitude:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21850.htm

There’s that word again: ineptitude, which is and was used so often concerning the Bush years.

Once again I’m not as quick to label the current crop of criminals-in-charge as ‘inept’ when they may be following a one-world-government script which – for them - is working quite dandily!

You may not believe in conspiracies, that’s your choice. Perhaps ‘the secret hand’ sounds like a creepy B-grade movie to you.

But IF the financial/power elite are breaking down the world economy (and other social structures) in order to reconstruct the world the way they want it (with permanent control placed in certain claws) then they’re doing a bang-up job with the current financial crisis, don’t you think? ~

Astrology Note:  with Pluto (secret hand) now in Capricorn (structures and systems including financial, political, and legal) it’s bumpy rides all around…except for the select  few varmints at the helm.

See the Solar Eclipse chart for July 22, 2009, which has an ‘old systems fail; new methods and ideas are needed to deal with issues brought by the eclipse; need for sudden reforms’ flavor opposing US natal Pluto (2 degr orb):

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2009/01/solar-eclipse-29-cancer-72209.html

Yes, the 11 South Series is a doozy and last manifested on July 11, 1991, during the time when Bush Sr was shouting out for a New World Order. Now do you honestly think the world’s elite are ‘inept’?

How to blame Robert Rubin for the economic crisis

Well, if you think Rubin hasn’t been blamed enough, here’s Timothy Noah’s article on one of the many architects of the financial mess we’re stewing in:

http://www.slate.com/id/2208371/?from=rss

And do remember to check out The August Review’s excellent and ongoing work on the financial crisis, the Trilateral Commission, and certain highhanded financial and political agendas:

http://www.augustreview.com/

US taxpayers wonder where the billions went

Asked won’t tell: banks won’t say where they’re spending OUR Bailout Billions! It’s a seeee-cret:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081222/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/meltdown_secrets

Written by Jude Cowell

December 22, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Why aren’t US credit rating agencies under fire?

The meltdown of the US economy is barreling right along but why aren’t our duplicitous credit rating agencies in trouble for fraud? Should America’s sovereign credit rating be lowered from AAA?

‘George Washington’ has some ideas which you may find of interest in the matter:

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/12/is-uncle-sam-blackmailing-sovereign.html

And yes, the markets dropped today – the DOW closed down 679 pts, or 7%. With the NYSE closing at 4:00 pm,  the plummet may have been affected by many things beginning this morning:

Barack Obama’s announcement of his National Securty team, Bush’s interview with Charles Gibson being previewed and showing Bush’s weasly try at rewriting his war history (there’s a bubble determined not to break), Paulson’s remarks, and…Sara Palin’s wacky stump speeches sprinkled throughout the day here in Georgia.

Well, if Palin’s words caused the markets to drop, it wouldn’t be the first time. But personally, I wouldn’t give her that much ‘credit.’ Would you?

And riches to rags, the National Bureau of Economic Research made its pronouncement today causing a further drop in the markets…its official – the US has been in a recession since December, 2007. Well, there’s a Duh Moment for ya.

Now what occurred astrologically in Dec 2007 that relates to money and money manipulators?, you ask reasonably. As above, so below, y’know.

Jupiter and Pluto’s Great Conjunction of Dec 11, 2007 (28Sag24), triggered the position of 1988′s Saturn/Uranus Conjunction. And since I’ve groused more than once about this conjunction of wealthy plutocrats, Jupiter-Pluto, obsessed with power as they are, I’ll hush in a minute.

But not before providing you with this link to a previous post all about the Jupiter-Pluto hook-up of Dec 11, 2007, with midpoints and associations included:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/jupiter-plutos-great-conjunction-dec-11.html

Funny story! There was a Fed meeting that very day, plus, NSA spy chief Michael Hayden took a meeting on Capitol Hill…how very Jupiterian-Plutonian of them all.

G20 Summit wraps up 11.15.08

Yes, the G20 Summit in Washington this weekend has wrapped up with agreements to coordinate their economic efforts and to overhaul accounting rules. Whoo.

Accounting rules are probably in need of overhauling but following them honestly and consistently will be the next thing – the thing so many ignored so well.

Creative or fuzzy math, two or three sets of books, etc…banditry can occur no matter the rules, can’t it?

And NPR reported today that four countries were left out of this meeting: the Netherlands (quelle surprise!), Iran (non surprise!), Spain (whaa-a-a?), and Taiwan (hmmm…to placate China?)

The next summit is planned for late April, 2009 when a new US president will be on the case.

Also Barack Oabma has premiered his new Presidential YouTube Address but I’m not finding the video yet – are you? Perhaps it hasn’t occurred (or been published.) Dunno, but I will be watching for it since President-elect Obama will be using the YouTube format for his addresses, thus making the president’s Weekly Radio Address obsolete, I assume.

(Okay, under Bush I’ve referred to them as the ‘Weakly Radio Addresses’ and I’m unrepentant, but I hope this measly bit of “humor” can now be retired with a forward-looking, YouTube-y, text-messaging Obama presidency.)

In his first Presidential YouTube Address it is said that Obama is calling for congressional action on the economy Before he takes office, just so ya know. I would suppose this includes aid for the auto industry, but we’ll see.

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If you wish, check the sidebar feeds for Stars Over Washington where I’ve published all the midpoint pictures for Inauguration Day 2009, noon, Washington, DC.

Does the G20 Summit need Obama?

Here’s a view from abroad concerning President-elect Obama’s sitting out this weekend’s G20 economic summit in Washington and leaving the participants to dance with the one who bring ‘um – George W. Bush:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,590309,00.html

Nov 15 2008′s G20 Summit

As you’ve heard, Bush has called for a G20 Summit to be held in Washington this weekend, beginning Saturday, November 15.

The weekend begins with a Gemini Moon and Sunday will enjoy a Cancerian Moon. I’ve been happily blogging all day but am now a pooped puppy but not looking for a berth at the White House!

So this post won’t be expanded as I’d like; still, the Sun Sco/Moon Gemini and Moon Cancer blends may be of some interest as we wonder what’s up with this first-ever G20 meeting held at ‘Head of State’ level. Barack obama will be sending two reps on his behalf, one of which is former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, but only in “listening roles.” (I wouldn’t want to step on Bush’s shadow  either!)

Sun Sco/Moon Gemini: this Water-Air blend is quick-witted and easy-going, passionate yet detached; it can be flippantly superficial about the serious, yet deadly serious about trivia. There is a quest for understanding and much restless energy with which to begin the G20 meeting.

Anxieties may be expressed and volatility may split the proceedings with off-again-on-again involvement – perhaps a walk-out may occur though probably only temporarily, if so.

“Images for Integration: ‘Trivial Pursuits’ goes macabre…The mystery of life in a strip cartoon…A viruoso violinist touches the eharts of her audience…Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’, ‘Hands’.”

Sun Sco-Moon Cancer is Water-Water so there’ll be plenty of emotional sensitivity, passion, secretiveness, and perceptiveness. This is the ‘mailed fist in a velvet glove’ combo which is guided by gut feelings. (Cancer is the US’ and George Bush’s natal Sun sign…very self-protective within their crab shells.)

This blend has a self-sacrificing vs self-assertive tone which may help or upset the weekend’s summit, and we may or may not hear much of its internal workings. Some pronouncemnt will be forthcoming when it’s over, as we may expect.

“Images for Integration: ‘A mother eagle defends her babies with immense courage…A mother passionately defends her delinquent child and pleads for a compassionate verdict (for the dollar? jc)…A surgeon develops life-saving methods.” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign,’ Chas & Suzy Harvey.)

Yes, the worst outcome for America may be the abandonment of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. (But of course, you know my belief that the global elite are working toward this very aim so they can implement their ‘new economic world order’…can you see it coming? Read http://augustreview.com for articles on these things.)

And George Washington expresses himself well on his Blog concerning the G20 Summit, along with links to pertinent and informational articles on the subject if you wish to read more:

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/11/g20-summit-will-be-first-ever-meeting.html

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Update: Rep. Paul Broun is now backing off his ‘marxist’ remark about Barack Obama…he ‘meant to say’ that some of Obama’s policies are marxist – while bringing up Hitler’s name in the process of making his original remarks to a radio station in Ausgusta, GA. recently. 

Oh yeah, Broun - that’s an improvement. Puh! Wonder which GOP strategists forced him to make this measly adjustment in his stupid shoot-self-in-foot critique of our brand new president, duly and resoundingly elected, who has yet to take office? This is all pretty amusing coming from one of the GOP goose-steppers, the party whose policies need serious revising so that we-the-people can begin to recognize our country again!

View from abroad on Wall St collapse

Will the US continue to be seen as a beacon of free enterprise after Bush-Cheney get done driving it into the ground?

Here are some international views where they must wonder if our financial collapse will reach their shores. You’ll find the word ‘betrayal’ mentioned frequently, as in, ‘I feel betrayed by Lehman’:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,580342,00.html

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