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Article Round-Up: WikiLeaks Mirrors-Fisk-Pilger-Wolf-plus

Well, this may be the largest Article-Round-Up I’ve ever posted for your consideration for there’s so much going on and situations are fluxxing fast:

Wikileaks Mirrors

Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 1559 websites.

Why Are Wars Not Being Reported Honestly?

By John Pilger

The public needs to know the truth about wars. So why have journalists colluded with governments to hoodwink us?

Lebanon Holds its Breath Over Leaked Revelations

By Robert Fisk in Beirut

The Hezbollah party is using the cables as proof of UN involvement with Washington- and thus, by extension, with Israel – and politicians are desperately denying that they gave intelligence information to the Americans about Hezbollah’s secret communications system.

WikiLeaks Cables Show Deeper U.S. Military Role in Muslim World

By SHASHANK BENGALI

From the Saudi-Yemen border to lawless Somalia and the north-central African desert,the U.S. military is more engaged in armed conflicts in the Muslim world than the U.S. government openly acknowledges, according to cables released by the WikiLeaks website.

What’s Behind the War on WikiLeaks

By Ray McGovern

WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in.

Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States

By Naomi Wolf

This week, Senators Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein engaged in acts of serious aggression against their own constituents, and the American people in general.

Halliburton May Pay $500 million to Keep Cheney out of Prison: Report

By Daniel Tencer

Oilfield services company Halliburton is in negotiations with the Nigerian governmentto keep its former CEO, Dick Cheney, out of prison, according to a news report.

Lying is Not Patriotic Video

Congressman Ron Paul speaks on the house floor. December 9, 2010.

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Well, as a long-time fan of Mark Twain, I do suspect that it’s his restless squirming in his grave that we’ve been hearing for decades now given the sorry state of journalism which worsens by the minute.

And now it seems journalist Twain knocks upon his coffin lid, begging to jump out and give our current batch of Orwellian propagandists and media monopolists and moguls some sharp punches in their lousy, warmongering, anti-societal, ‘one world government’ snoots!

But mostly by way of his mightier-than-the-sword pen, of course.

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Astrology of the WVA coal mine explosion of April 5, 2010

No time here for studying the chart of April 5’s coal mine explosion but not to fret for Grand Trines has the April 5 chart with insightful analysis for you.

Out-of-sync quincunxes (150 degree aspects) abound in the chart – common in cases of death or illness (25 now reported dead and more are missing) – and interestingly, ‘est’ looks like when the explosion actually occurred even though we’re on edt.

Well, perhaps the Universe hasn’t ‘sprung forward’ the Great Cosmic Clock of our Solar System – and why should it? We’re the ones who think to monkey with natural laws…as if!

In addition, mines are one of Pluto’s favorite haunts, and the April 5 disaster occurred during Pluto’s Rx Station, which will be exact the evening of April 6, 2010 – tonight.

As Grand Trines pointed out to me, the Sabian Symbol for Pluto’s stationing degree of ‘6 Capricorn’ is quite dreadfully descriptive here…

“A Dark Archway with Ten Logs at the Bottom.”

May the remaining miners be rescued very soon and returned safely to their families!

Bill Moyers on Obama’s Health Bill

You may notice from this post’s title that I still cannot make myself refer to the bill as Health “Care” Reform. Perhaps I’ll get there at some point as the insurance legislation’s effects become more known in reality rather than in theory only.

Be that as it may, journalists Bill Moyers and Michael Winship have a few things to say so this blogging gnat shall now turn you over to the well-informed professionals:

Bill Moyers: The Health Bill Is a Bonanza for the Insurance Industry

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

It seems like most efforts to reform a system that’s gone awry — to clean house and make a fresh start — end up benefiting the very people who wrecjed it in the first place.

Haiti’s other earthquake: child slavery

Kim Pearson’s article on child slavery in Haiti is another eye-opener on the impoverished population of Haiti and contains several videos – including President Obama’s remarks – which you may wish to view if you care and I think you do.

Written by Jude Cowell

January 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Why spammers leave gibberish-laden comments

Ever wondered why spammers leave those gibberish-laden comments filled with links, keywords, and chicken-scratch idiocies on your blog?

Here’s the clearest explanation (exspamation?) I’ve found yet and it makes perfect sense once you think about it.

Now WordPress is The Best at keeping out spammers, agreed, yet most of my blogs are hosted on Blogger, aka Blogspot. Can Comment Moderation be far behind? Spammers count on our not bothering to moderate the ‘comments’ they leave on older posts, so constant comment vigilance is a necessity.

Yet even here on WP spams occasionally get through filters so you WordPressers out there may find useful the above-linked article which I shall now file in your ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ category!

Written by Jude Cowell

January 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Declinations and OOBs planets in Astrology

If you’ve wanted to know more about declinations in Astrology, master astrologer Kt Boehrer has the clearest explanation of them as I’ve ever come across along with out-of-bounds (OOBs) info, too.

When OOBS planets are active we may experience such things as accidents and illness which may be timed by progressions and transits even if there are no OOBS planets in a natal chart, so let the expert explain for best results!

Written by Jude Cowell

November 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The Myth of Gold-Loving Mithras

Predator at Dusk slice
On this blog and elsewhere I have been known to grouse about the anti-social habits of the gold-hoarding crowd with their shriveled hearts and dainty minds.

But greedy bald-headed men in charge are tiresomely chronic problems for mankind on archetypal levels as evidenced by the subterranean Temples of Mithras, whose myth we associate with the sign, Taurus, the Bull.

And Taurus the Bull is associated with all the things you think the oxen energies might be associated with – from bull fighting in Spain to gouging for gold in a creekbed pan to lust for golden sceptres.

Or tallying up golden coins behind closed doors inside a royal counting house.

And you probably know the ancient city with the largest concentration of Mithras’ temples found so far, right?

Rome. As you suspected.

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An Art btw for you: Cosmic Ties, a new line of fashion neckties has now become available at Jude Cowell Art Store hosted by the wonderful Zazzle.com.

Above image is a slice of ‘Predator at Dusk’ which looks wildly striking as a necktie!

Plus, you may find more stuff in my Art Store such as T-shirts, Tote Bags, and Ladies slip-on Keds so do drop by when your schedule allows, for I’d be happy as a puppy with two tails to see ya!

And I’m please to report that my Wedding Day Astrology: Dave and Regina Letterman (a Page in the sidebar column to your left) has received page views galore – all done in an effort to snag what I believe is a fond look at the Letterman family.

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