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Showing posts with label bailout betrayal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bailout betrayal. Show all posts

May 11, 2013

David Stockman w Jon Stewart (video) and Pluto's Deformation

David Stockman, former congressman and budget director for Ronald Reagan, has done our nation a tremendous service with his book The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America.

Astrologers will recognize (and many have written the last few years on the topic) that transformative, destructuring Pluto, now in Capricorn (sign of government, law, business--and capitalism) is slowly deforming the US financial, governmental, legal, and business systems we've been taught to depend on.

"We have in Washington and Wall Street a rigged game," Stockman asserts during the question and answer session after his presentation at the Commonwealth Club of California (4.11.13) as he calls out the Federal Reserve ("Bernanke is worse than Greenspan") and disses all practitioners of Crony Capitalism, Republican and Democrat.

Though he isn't the only one to predict deflation when the next bubble bursts (and it will), Mr. Stockman offers a well-reasoned and deeply informed analysis of Financial Crisis 2008 (Goldman-Sachs should have been allowed to fail--it was the "Blackberry Panic" of 2008, not a return to the Great Depression) and of our current predicament with its 'Fiscal Cliff' and 'Debt Ceiling' theatrics and stupidities, and other partisan bickerings of no worth.

His book also offers common sense prescriptions for a cure (break up the big banks, restore Glass-Steagall, etc. He really likes Paul Volcker, a Jimmy Carter appointee to the Fed who was replaced by Alan Greenspan, thanks to Jupiter-in-Scorpio Reagan.)

Perhaps you caught Jon Stewart's interview with David Stockman on April 8, 2013? Here's a clip:

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"We're where we were at 13 years ago"? Ah, banker Jupiter peeks in! Plus, 13 years ago would be 2000 and we had the Great Conjunction of societal planets Jupiter and Saturn in May 2000 @ '23Taurus'..."A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Gems"--an indicator that ushered in the New Millennium--and modus operandi of the big-spending Republicans in the White House and in Congress--all of which I fussed about repeatedly in the early years of this blog.

Actually, I've also done a bunch of fussing about the planetary imprint upon the presidency of Barack Obama: the three Jupiter-Neptune conjunctions all through 2009--all conjunct US natal Moon (We the People)--we were betrayed by bailouts as in David Stockman's assessment. As you know, speculating Jupiter-Neptune is the inflationary-wastrel-spendthrift-fraudulent-grand-scheming pair that in Economics is well-described by the term 'bubble economy'.

Here's Part 2, the extended segment:

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"Dodd-Frank is some kind of puzzle palace"...I do admire his forthrightness!

Born November 10, 1946 in Fort Hood, Texas, Mr. Stockman has a Sun Scorpio-Moon Gemini personality (Water-Air)--unless he came into the world between 12:00 am and 12:08 am. This seems unlikely for the odds favor the 23 hours 52 minutes in the rest of the day, so I'm going with Moon in Gemini since he's a great communicator.

Sun Sco-Moon Gem provides him with psychological understanding of others, penetrating insights, a quick wit, intensity, curiosity, and ambition mixed with an easy-going style. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Of course, a Taurus Moon would make sense for its earthiness, pragmatism, and link to money (and greed and stubbornness--Taurus the Bull of Wall Street) so of course you may disagree on a Gemini Moon, as you wish!

The Sun Sco-Moon Gem blend is shared natally by Fyodor Dostoyevsky so I'll close with a quote from the great Russian author:

"I plunge into the depths, and, while analyzing every atom, I search out the whole."

Sep 16, 2012

Uranus-Pluto square ramps up w Occupy Wall Street abuses by cops

Riots, protests, and violence from Uranus-Pluto square energies are occurring worldwide, as astrologers expected, and no less so than in American cities such as New York where police officers are abusing power and injuring peaceful, inconvenient demonstrators on orders, no doubt, to protect the status quo of corporate interests.

We may never know if 'black shirts' are involved (political agents planted to trigger police brutality toward peaceful protesters and make a movement 'look bad') on this the First Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (Sept 17, 2011) but depending on how neocon Romney operatives inspired by such characters as Karl Rove spin the current mayhem against Occupiers and President Obama's re-election campaign, it may eventually become transparent that someone is in Mitt's woodpile and trying to score points for his deservedly-desperate presidential aspirations.

Now I've never embedded a Tweeted photo before so I hope you can view the following *Occupy Congress image:

Astrologically, we may take the 2010 conjunction to the Aries Point (00Ari00, a World Point of Manifestation) by political revolutionary and rebel Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries as zealots and radical 'Utopians', as Reinhold Ebertin describes in his book The Combination of Stellar Influences. And, of course, Uranus remains in one sign of the Zodiac for approximately seven years. Perhaps you'll agree that this astro-description covers folks of the Tea Party Movement (co-opted by corporate interests such as the Koch Brothers--'blind zealots'), and simultaneously the Occupy Movement. One group wants genuine and beneficial change for society, and the other is faking it on that score and is determined to implement and shove dire conditions, austerity, misery, and an Ayn-Randesque "survival of the fittest" government that rides roughshod over the lives of all non-wealthy American people--particularly the weak, elderly, ill, and poor among us. And the austerity would affect rank and file Tea Party members, too--now won't they be surprised if their favorite radical Utopians get their sinister way?

So! November 6th soon cometh--which America do You prefer to live in?

*Interesting that tomorrow's first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street--September 17--is also the anniversary of the US Congress--September 17, 1787...creaking along with very poor aprroval ratings and under constant threat at 225 years old. And non-amusingly for those of us who prefer a sovereign, intact United States of America and working, honorable Congress, we can use the one-year-for-one-degree method for insight into the present condition of Congress: 225 years = 225 degrees = 7 signs (7 x 30) + 15 degrees = '15 Scorpio' (= year 2012) which in Sabian Symbols is quite descriptive of the negative, shadow side of how most of Congress behaves itself these days:

"Children Playing Around Five Mounds of Sand" (the wrong thing to build any House upon): "NAIVETE...neg: wholly purposeless ineptitude."

Plus, 15 Scorpio is the Eagle Point! Sounds more like the ethereal phoenix some have always claimed represents our nation rather than the Eagle. Guess the fire the ancient phoenix myth requires--so that a 'New Order' can spring from the Old--is part of the Republican Party's Austerity Plan for America a la the Romney-Ryan ticket. For after all, Pluto-Chiron's Statism + Corporatism = Fascism, said Mussolini.

But,'s painful to type it but President Obama is under the sway of Pluto-Chiron and its Plutocrat warmongers, too. Exs: 1. US Secondary Progressed Pluto-Chiron midpoint @8Pis18 = US SP Sun (the leader.) 2. US Inaugural 2009 Midheaven @26Cap10--the Goal of the US Presidency--was conjoined by the transiting Pluto-Chiron midpoint @25Cap48 at noon est on January 20, 2009 at the Capitol Building, which also highlights US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx opposite our spying, propandistic natal Mercury Rx at Inaugural IC 2009, aka, The Drain.

Now what are We the People willing to do about all the corruption? Support Occupy Congress and the occupation of the Wall Street lairs of Big Casino Gamblers whom We the People were forced by Congress to bail out after Bush's Big Heist???

('15Sco': The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Apr 6, 2011

Peter Schiff on the US financial condition (Alex Jones video)

March-April 2011: Alex Jones speaks with economist Peter Schiff on finances, capitalism, bailouts for the super-rich, unions, scapegoating the Middle Class, class warfare (Pluto/Chiron's baby), taxes, Fortune 100 corporations like GE and Google which helped write loopholes into Obama's financial reform bill, the Fed, and much more.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

(Personally, I'm unable to say that the Fed's actions have been "incompetent" since my belief is that the Federal Reserve Bank creates bubbles and crashes on purpose - for, "He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation." - James Garfield.)


Published this morning on a similar topic: a dual chart image of our US natal horoscope with transits for the possible shutdown of the US government at midnight on April 8, 2011.

Plus, Woolly Mammoth Chronicles has recently been updated with a nod to Fringe Science and a new Ode to a Woolly Mammoth, in case you tire of the financial shell game now being played by Washington. jc

Jun 13, 2009

Senate Banking Committee members bailed out their own holdings!

Those Capitol Hill toffs, what cards they are!

As if no one would ever notice that members of the Senate Banking Committee that oversees TARP funds actually hold stocks in the government-assisted companies they bailed out - while bailing out their own investments. Skunks!

Here's an article from The Hill which highlights the Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee who have stocks in the corporate-welfared industry, whilst playing down the names of Republicans on the panel who also hold stocks or have quickly sold them, written with such qualifiers as:

"Few Republicans on the Committee have significant holdings in companies that have received federal bailout money." Tres subtle, but not subtle enough.

The article then lists senators like David Vitter (R-La), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX - "small amounts" including holdings in Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City), Mel Martinez (R-FL - he sold 3 dozen investments - wonder who bought them?), and Bob Corker (R-TN), and details companies/banks in which they're shareholders, and a few approximate valuations of some of their incomplete list, one assumes.

Click the link to read the Democrats' names which include the big fishes, Christopher Dodd and Chuck Schumer. Quelle surprise, eh?

It's a veritable Who's Who of Washington back-washers washing their own backs...with champagne, paid for by the American taxpayers they've so grievously scammed and let down.

And it's as good an example as any of what I've been calling 'bailout betrayal.'

Remember August 2008?

As Capitol Hill Theater Productions go, their Rescue-the-Republic mime was very badly acted as disingenuously, they all rushed back to Washington - McCain suspended his (sham of a) presidential campaign - to 'save the US financial system' - guffaw!

Or at least it would be amusing if it were a comedy.

Apr 13, 2009

Tax Day 'Tea Party' Astrology: Mars conjunct Uranus 4.15.09

Update Tuesday 4.14.09: after writing the following post yesterday concerning Wednesday's Tea Party hullaballoo while attempting to not credit or blame the GOP with the concept, it turns out that one of the Tax Day Tea Party organizers has distinct GOP ties - which makes me wonder: innocent - or trying to hide something?

Original post begins here:

Across America this April 15 'Tax Day Tea Party' rallies are being staged at town halls and state capital buildings (most are at noon) to protest spendthrift deficit government spending - some sources say 'stimulus package' also which in my book has to include the Bush administration - and massive bailouts (which definitely include the Bush administration.)

Over taxation is an allied issue as well but this may be where people like Newt Gingrich show their hands because the rich fear financing the poor and needy.

Now I'm Jill-come-lately to looking at Astrology charts of these events but you don't have to look for long to be aware that April 15, 2009 is the day of the cyclic conjunction of Mars and Uranus, together the revolutionary pair.

Not surprisingly, "a new American revolution" is a phrase being bandied about concerning 2009's 'Tax Day Tea Party' and, of course, Mars and Uranus form a wide conjunction in Gemini in the US natal chart of 1776 (8 and 22 Gemini.)

You may even give merit to the natal version of what I think may be Benjamin Franklin's preference for America's birth chart by his reputed insistence that the Declaration of Independence be signed at 2:21 or 2:22 AM lmt (July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA) - Mr. Franklin the Astrologer is pictured on the $100 bill with the Independence Hall clock pointing to 2:21/2:22. A chart set for this time and place gives Uranus precisely rising which is why I'm investigating this chart more and more. Yet the Sibly version (5:10 pm lmt) certainly times perfectly the attacks of 9/11 with the tr Pluto-Saturn opposition across the ASC/DESC axis. Perhaps both charts are relevant even though Uranus was discovered in 1781.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Mars-Uranus conj is exact in Washington, DC from 5:57 am to 6:27 am edt; ascending degrees range from 9Ari52 to 22Ari07, with asteroid Nemesis (keywords: the unbeatable foe; divine retribution) 22Ari35 and rising at 6:27 am. Midheaven degrees: 5Cap25 to 12Cap21 placing US natal Jupiter, then natal Sun at the HOW? Point of the chart - the IC, or Foundation of the matter. Money and mission matter, indeed.

5:57 to 6:27 am edt:
Sun 25/26Aries, Moon 2Cap14 to 2:28, a Fire-Earth blend which gives these 'Images for Integration':

'A young soldier is rewarded by the King for exceptional bravery in the cause of freedom and individual human rights...Columbus discovers America, and a new world order is born.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

'Freedom' and 'individual rights' are words associated with Uranus; 'new world order' is a phrase associated with much of the blogging I've done here since 2005 and on jude's threshold...and with the deceitful bailout betrayal, fraud, and greed that have boosted the coffers of the global power elite's one-world-economic-order agenda while beggaring the American people and other ordinary folk trying to exist on the Earth at this time in history.

Mars and Uranus meet at 24Pis27 in the 12th house of Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions in the chart set for Washington, DC...a political behind-the-scenes meeting perhaps? As you know, Mars conj Uranus indicates risk-takers and those who despise the authority and control of others. I, too, despise what 'my' government has used our tax monies for - their own ends, such as war, the undermining of duly-elected governments abroad, assassins' paychecks, and who knows what else under heaven.

My neck of the woods, Atlanta, GA:

With Sean Hannity's 'Tea Party' broadcasting at the State Capital Building in Atlanta, GA (7 to 9 pm edt), I'm not certain that Capital Hill politicians are particularly worried about this 'new American revolution' as much as they are planning for it. See previous post Congress' closed door meeting of March 13, 2008. But we can bet that police squads will be in place and radicalized against dis-order of the populace, if needed.

Tea Party speakers in Atlanta are said to include former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, country star John Rich, and even "Joe the Plumber" may "stop by"...hopefully the rally's porta-potties are in no danger of failing if they must depend on this fake plumber's services. So who knows how it will go in Atlanta? Hannity's inclusion has made the event's funding requirements considerably higher than they were initially and last I checked, they're seeking more donations.

Another astrological factor to consider for April 15 is the ongoing transit of dissolving, often deceitful, if spiritual Neptune to US natal Moon (we-the-people), a time when we feel a rootlessness as domestic relationships become eroded or more spiritual; sticking to a routine is difficult, but promotional talents can flourish. Prisons may be on Neptune's menu as well.

And very telling is that possessions are subject to loss through carelessness - or by theft.

And that theft is being billed as the impetus for Tax Day Tea Party rallies 2009 - theft of taxpayer monies. The devil is that some of our rich power elites are participating, too, as if they are suffering anything like the financial hardships that we-the-people are undergoing.

Plus, you probably know of the political party formed as the 'Boston Tea Party' as an ideological improvement on the Libertarian Party, and whose platform is based on Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. The whole Tax Day Tea Party shebang is based on their lead, it seems.

My fret is that their platform to abolish practices which do need abolishing (such as warrantless searches and surveillance, and establishing a total withdrawal of US troops from all nations, and a well-deserved audit of the Federal Reserve) - while they sound good - may be part of a disguised attempt to abolish our nation's sovereignty and thus promote the same old NWO agenda. Tiresome not to know whom to trust, isn't it?

Note: concerning the original
Boston Tea Party of Dec 26, 1773
- it was apparently staged by Masonic Lodge members dressed as Indians! Not that they were the only participants, mind you, and the anti-British government tea-dumping is now considered part of the lead-up to the American Revolution. "No taxation without representation" is still an issue for certain with the fatcats of Washington and their global masters pulling strings against us.

So with the early-Cap Moon of April 15 conjuncting manipulating, plutocratic Pluto (planet of powerful publishers at 3Cap+ Rx) during the day, it will be interesting to see if the media (mainstream or otherwise) portrays 2009's Tax Day Tea Party rallies as 'anti-Obama only.'

My advice: don't leave out the de-regulating, thieving Bushies, Clintonites, and the Reaganheads - for they are heisters all!

Mar 17, 2009

Ben Bernanke: firefighter or arsonist?

Economic propaganda is on the loose and distorting realities of the 'financial crisis' for the consumption of the American voter.


On a somewhat lighter note, a new limerick has been published in honor of the Jack Bauer character on 24: That Kitten Named Bauer - plus, you'll inadvertently view a photo of Princess Grace the Cat if you click the link to Lim's Limericks.

Nov 7, 2008

GM, Chrysler, Bailouts and Uncle Tom

Why the GM - Cerberus - Chrysler Bailout is Bad for Taxpayers

By Robert Farago

Cerberus Capital, a highly secretive NYC-based vulture investment fund, wants the US government and taxpayers to bailout its failed investment in Chrysler and its failing investment in GMAC.

Its partner in this raid on the US Treasury is General Motors, a woefully insolvent automobile manufacturer whose CEO is paid $40k each day. Here's why a bailout for GM and/or Chrysler is a bad idea.


Can Obama Stop the Bush Administration's Final Economic Heist?

By Naomi Klein

Terrible looting of public capital has a habit of taking place during periods of dramatic political transition, and Bush has one underway.

(Stop it? It's a done deal and he voted for it, and has surrounded himself with old NAFTA-esque Clintonites - perhaps it's part of the deal for Hillary's crying uncle.)


The Election: It Had to Be this Way

By Timothy V. Gatto

Barack Obama will be the catalyst for a new movement, away from false hope and false promises, not because he will deliver to the people of this country anything worthwhile, but because he won't.

This will be the final nail in the coffin of our corporatist society.


(Will it? An Astrology note: Obama's Inauguration chart (Jan 20, 2009, noon est Capitol Building) has the midpoint of the plutocratic corporatism pair, Pluto-Chiron, at Midheaven which is the Aspiration/Goal Point of the chart and thus of his Inauguration and new presidency. Wish it weren't but there it is...and it's closer to MC than ever before. Guess it's been no surprise after Obama selected - or had selected for him - Zionist Joe Biden as VP. Now he's chosen a chief-of-staff with similar dubious credits to his name.)


Ralph Nader Calls Obama "Uncle Tom"?

By Fox News - Video And Transcript

Fox News distorts Nader's comments to paint him as a racist.


A racist? Are they kiddin' me?

Guess some people will fall for anything especially if they really really want to. As they say, deception always begins with self-deception!

Oct 7, 2008

Kucinich on Dems' bailout betrayal

Kucinich on the Democrats' bailout betrayal tells more truth than Biden or Obama want you know about this financial charade we're being scammed by.

Kucinich notes that Barack Obama voted for the bill in case the markets fell sharply otherwise and he'd lose the election. That's what the kerfluffle was about, all that hemming and hawing and postponing going home to face irate constituents.

Scaredy cats and fatcats.

Without Kucinich, Paul, Kaptur, and Sanders, and perhaps a few others, we'd never hear a true word spoken on Capitol Hill from that Masonic Temple we call the Capitol Building.

And McCain is just as bad except that he can't talk economic language (doublespeak) as well in front of a camera as Obama.

Some choice we get with class warfaring Pluto-Chiron plutocrats who are laughing all the way to the bank. 1999 was the year of the Financial Services Modernization Act that destroyed the protections of 1933's Glass-Steagall Act...and Dec 30, 1999 was the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron.

How happy they must've been! FDR's New Deal finally placed on the road to ruin in one fell money for pesky old entitlements now!

So when Capitol Hill Theater (Bailout from Hades, Acts I and II) was in full swing I wrote: just see what the outcome is no matter what they say on the floor or in the press (or words to that effect.) And lo and behold they had their way and ignored ours even though we contacted our "reps" 100 to 1 Against the 'bailout bill' for Wall Street.

You know this manufactured 'credit crunch' means that all the mega-liquidity the Fed and Treasury have poured into the system is being hoarded by banks - and by banks that are more like oil companies than most people realize.

So I can't wait to hear during tonight's townhall debate which is hemming and which one is hawing the loudest. Perhaps they'll take turns.

As you know, the Bailout Bill won't fix anything for the middle class but it will continue to undermine all but the topcats.

About the only thing the Robber Baron class is missing in 2008 from their Industrial Revolution Days of yore is their fancy tophats where they can be more easily recognized.

Monopoly, anyone?