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Ron Paul calls for audit of US gold reserves

What US gold reserves?

Since 1972 (Nixon following orders), the US has not pegged its paper money to a gold standard and many people are questioning where went the gold in Fort Knox. The rumor is that the Federal Reserve of New York may have sent theirs abroad to persons unknown as well.

Shades of the 1930s, FDR, and the financing of Nazi war plans!

So why not clear up the rumors and calm jittery nerves since it’s supposedly the job of the Fed to keep the populace feeling confident in our financial system?

Rep. Ron Paul: “If there was no question about the gold being there, you think they would be anxious to prove gold is there,” he said.

The obviously disturbing answer is that they can’t prove a negative. Therefore, with Paul’s recent Audit the Fed legislation weakened in Congress (with help from banking’s ‘special interests’) his new call to Audit US Gold Reserves is music to this skeptic’s ears.

Either US gold reserves are on hand to back up the dollar or they aren’t.

The American people deserve to know and we also deserve accountability and legal actions to be taken if Fort Knox is found to be empty.

Is the Fed caught in a liquidity trap?

My cat was munching some green shoots the other day from a flower pot of catnip but you know they didn’t look anything like the slow economic recovery we’re slogging through like dazed Bambis.

Seems the Fed is ‘caught in a trap’ and the US dollar must fall because chewing off their own hindquarters isn’t in the power elite’s script for achieving greater control of society. They want more, not less, silly!

Well, one of my problems with all this, of course, is that I can’t forget FDR’s informative statement which I shall paraphrase once again: ‘Nothing in politics happens by accident, if it happens you can be sure it was meant to happen’.

So you’ve probably never noticed me calling the Fed, Obama’s economic team of Wall Street gentry, or economists such names as ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ or ‘incompetent’ because I think they have the US economy and financial system just where they want it, more or less. ‘Less’ because outside interference seems evident to me so there’s that crazy wild card about to be played for shock value – the coup de grace some people think is coming to the over-extended US. (Read article linked above for better ‘splainin’ of the fundamentals.)

From TARP funds sent overseas to fatten foreign investors’ piggybanks (where it won’t be spent to help any of the world’s Main Streets pay a street sweeper’s wages much less sell some merchandise) and huge corporate bonuses bundled and thieved from taxpayer pennies – to mergers that blight careers and thus lives, plus, those hoarding banks – someone has sopped up all the drippings and left the rest of us with only gristle to chew on.

The American public has recently had the Great Conjunction/s of inflationary Jupiter and Neptune upon our US natal Moon (we-the-people) in Aquarius all through 2009, a year of financial mummery, dreams of popping bubbles, and pumping liquidity into the system if there ever was one.

Plus, counterfeit (Neptune) bills (Jupiter) have become more of a problem than the Fed is likely to admit and a Jupiter/Neptune year is an integral time for that particular cyclic scam. These huge planets conjunct approximately every 13 years, the last time in Jan 1997 @ 27Cap09 during Bill Clinton’s and Alan Greenspan’s watch (conjunct US natal Pluto!)

2009’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Moon: becoming involved in speculation; confusion over reality vs fiction; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; dreaminess deceives; losing oneself in plans; instability; wastefulness.

1997’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Pluto: plans unreasonable beyond measure; far-reaching speculations; a great loss.

(Note: the pair may also signify global (Neptune) + bankers (Jupiter), an amorphous international group of shady characters with grand schemes all their own.)

Now you know that Astrology describes energy in an AC-DC fashion so if a midpoint trait manifests or is stimulated, its energy can be on, or coming from, one side the other; any, all, or none may apply.

Now we’re plopped into 2010, a year of financial slight of hand brought to us in part by the Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Uranus through the year into 2011. This is a bright duo that can magically impress with what later turns out to be little more than a flash in the pan or an overpromise unless other factors stabilize or give support.

Jupiter and Uranus met at Aries Point on June 8, 2010 and will conjoin twice more in September and on January 4, 2011 in late degrees of nearby murky Pisces, sign of oceans, fish (including thousands of dead ones on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere), drugs, chemicals, deceit, footwear, and the collective unconscious.

Actually, January 4, 2011 is the date of a Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap39 which closely opposes US natal Sun (the leader) so we may expect the President to be turning course on something around that time or during the 6 months following, if need be. This one is in the 13 North Series: ‘energy in groups and associations; large ambitious group projects that require the breaking of an existing bond; separation then joint achievement.’

(Paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology; midpoint pics from Tyl; Ebertin: Munkasey.)

He may be changing course in some way because this eclipse occurring in opposition to US n Sun echoes an ‘un-birthday’ when the Sun opposes its natal position: say, you were born on January 4, then your un-birthday is July 4…time to review how plans are going toward your goals for the year and make adjustments if necessary.

The presence of an eclipse at the critical degree of 13Cap/Can gives potential events and situations more of a ‘wild card’ vibe, however.

Remember June 8’s conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus @ 00Ari18 (AP)?

It conjoined the IC in America’s Sibly natal chart so there’s a midpoint picture which may be of interest to our topic…IC is about Endings and is sometimes called, The Drain in a horoscope. Opposite is the most visible point in any chart, the Midheaven (MC) which is about Career, Status, Goals and Aspirations, and Recognition on the World Stage….the high point with the IC being the low point.

Jupiter/Uranus = n MC: the role of politics as a means of gaining status or standing.

Oh, politics is a means, all right. A means for lining pockets! (US n Jupiter @ ‘6Can’ = “Game Birds Feathering Their Nests.” And that’s from 1776!)

And perhaps the government’s proposed ‘kill switch’ on the internet is related to the technology and science of 2010/11’s Jupiter/Uranus combo and the ‘pull the plug’ image I’m unwillingly envisioning is inspired by The Drain in the US chart being ‘stimulated’ like a corporate welfare bailout that results in wastefulness for the US economy but a windfall for person or persons unknown.

So what’s the Fed to do?

Is ‘weak recovery’ not an oxymoron of some sort?

Anyway, here’s an article from USA Today on what the Federal Reserve’s next move might be to bolster our ‘weak recovery’ after Friday’s lackluster jobs report.

However, that’s assuming that a bolster is what they actually intend.

Update 8.10.10: yes, the Fed is meeting as I type and a post is now up concerning the Fed, Jupiter-Neptune, and Plunder if you’re interested. My apologies if the link doesn’t work – the post’s title had to be edited so it may act funkily.

If so, please sashay yourself over to Stars Over Washington and check for an August 10, 2010 post, the latest one published, if you hurry.

Written by Jude Cowell

August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Bernanke and the Astrology of Dec 20 2008

Fresh Update 6.25: today’s McClatchy DC article post-testimony brings Wachovia into the take-over brou-haha.

Update Thursday 6.25: Bernanke testifying on Capitol Hill today.

Can he tough it out with the aid of Capitol Hill facilitators (who have their own culpabilities to worry about)?

Original post begins here:

Here’s the CNBC story about the Fed ‘cover-up’ when chairman Ben Bernanke did – or didn’t – threaten the jobs of managers if Bank of America backed out of the Merrill-Lynch buy-out.

An email from Richmond’s Fed head is being referenced on the matter from Dec 20, 2008 which astrologers remember as the day before Winter Solstice 2008 – and the day the Sun 29Sag+ was in process of conjoining manipulative Pluto at World Point 00Cap, the sign of business, law, and politics.

Plus, Sun and Pluto were opposite the Fed’s natal Pluto 00Can, and conjunct transiting Atlantis (‘abuse of power; where we feel doomed’) and Pandora, whose curiosity and over-stepping of boundaries unleashed the ills of humanity upon the world.

The only exception, of course, was that little drop of Hope in the darkest corner, the one we cling to now.

Perhaps the little drop will last a while longer for Mr. Bernanke whose Fed term, the article notes, ends in January 2010.

So did Bernanke make a threat? The email seems to agree. And in this astrologer’s opinion, so do the planetary energies of Dec 20, 2008.

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Here’s a look-back at the August 1, 2008 Solar Eclipse of the NYSE.

Obama points financial finger in wrong direction

Obama Will Not Prosecute Bush And Cheney

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By Joseph A. Lopisi

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Along the same lines as his predecessors, President Obama will deal with the current financial crisis by pointing his finger at everyone except the real culprits, the Federal Reserve Bank, the U. S. executive and legislative branches and their partners in crime, the Wall Street financial institutions.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21438.htm

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As I said before: a deal only presidents can understand and appreciate.

What mental and emotional contortions Washington politicians must overcome in order to spout untruths while facts – and the American people who know them – stare them in their mask-covered faces!

Lopisi’s article tells of the Executive Order that JFK signed 6 months before his death that would have allowed the federal government to print money based on a silver standard.

This is the tidbit of info I’ve been hoping to find again because years ago, from a forgotten source, I read that presidents who threatened major changes to the world banking system – namely JFK and Lincoln – were assassinated to protect the world’s financial empire.

(Barack Obama won’t be making that  ‘mistake’  if history is his lesson – hence his finger pointed away from the real culprits.)

Well, we know John and Abe were assassinated, but why (and by whom) are the real questions. Lopisi’s article reveals this and more – such as Gerald’s Ford’s deathbed confession concerning the Warren Commission’s ‘magic bullet’ theory and WHO was in Dealey Plaza the day John Kennedy was shot.

Lopisi also mentions the payback between Bill Clinton and Bush Sr and how they’ve always been buddies. I noticed at the time that their ‘tour’ to raise money for Katrina victims was a charade which caused many people to say, ‘isn’t that nice – opponents joining forces to help the victims.’ Puh! These two belong to the same secret organizations!

9/11 is also mentioned – Joseph Lopisi is webmaster of:

http://www.911insidejob.net

So, as Lopisi says, the mainstream media won’t pick up on any of this newly revealed information on American ‘mysteries’ and political criminals in high places (media moguls and some reporters are  in the same organizations, too) so my hope is that you’ll read his brief article and pass it on.

Double Flyby plus Venus-Jupiter – and add the Crescent Moon

Space Weather News for Nov 28, 2008
http://spaceweather.com

DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT: Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station this morning, and the two spacecraft are now orbiting Earth in tandem. Endeavour is scheduled to land in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 30. Between now and then, many sky watchers (especially those in Europe) will be able to see the shuttle and the space station cutting across the night sky together–a rare and beautiful “double flyby.” Get predictions for your hometown from the Simple Satellite Tracker: http://spaceweather.com/flybys .

SPECTACULAR CONJUNCTION: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. You’ll see something very pretty: Venus and Jupiter beaming together through the twilight. The two closely-spaced planets are about to be joined by the slender crescent Moon for a spectacular three-way conjunction that arguably ranks as the best sky show of 2008. Check http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos–and be sure to keep an eye on the sky in the evenings ahead.
 
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Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Yet astrologically speaking, Dec 1’s triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon 22Cap35 is more complex than a moonlight stroll in a starry meadow.

I’m using ’10:43 am’ because Moon and Venus meet at 22:35, with Jupiter 22:18…Moon has translated her glowing moonbeams from Jupiter to Lady Venus. An enchanted sprinkle? A secret meeting perhaps?

Could be all of the above and then some.

At the White House (locating the chart here specifically and as a stand-in for America) the three often-benefic bodies have just arisen on Dec 1, 2008 at 10:43 am est, thus lying hidden within the Behind-the-Scenes 12th house.

Pluto 00Cap10, a World Point, is ahead of them in the celestial order of this day although all grace the Saturn-ruled sign of the mer-goat, Capricorn. The mystical side of Cap is seldom mentioned here but has been noted elsewhere a time or two.

Sun 9Sag50 (conj Antares, ‘obsessed with success’ – one of the Royal Stars of Persia), Mars 11Sag03 (degree of Pluto-Chiron’s Great Conjunction Dec 30, 1999), and Mercury 13Sag09 (conj US natal ASC, ‘Sibly’) are in 10th house of ‘The World’ (Tarot card 21); Career; Public Status. Midheaven’s degree is 22Sco00, and 00AQ13 rises, the degree of US Inaugural Sun on Jan 20 in DC…and for 2009, Inaugural Mercury Rx, too.

’22’ is the number of Mastery and with Mc 22Sco:00 sextile all three – Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in Cap – a YOD pattern is possible for (anyone having) a planet at 21 – 23 Gemini in the apex position.

Glaringly, this includes America’s natal Mars (energy; action principle; direction), so a few midpoint pictures are formed which we may wish to consider; Reinhold Ebertin shall direct us…

Moon-Mc =  n Mars: devotion to a cause, body and soul; actions based on feelings; industriousness; spirit of endeavor; a man desiring to possess a woman’t soul ( I say, get yer own);

Venus-Mc = n Mars: strong desires; sex;

Jupiter-Mc = n Mars: clarity of purpose or objectives; successful cooperation; engagement; a desire to create one’s own good fortune; abundant creative powers.

Inauguration 2009’s 00AQ+ Sun and Mercury Rx are rising thus linking the triple conjunction to president-elect Barack Obama, with Sun as rep for ‘the leader.’ (And I still don’t know quite what to think of Mercury Rx on Jan 20, 2009!) Plus, 00AQ+ brings Obama’snatal Jupiter to the Ascendant with his late-Capricorn Saturn, planet of authority and control, rising just after Venus-Moon-Jupiter.

Ascendant 00AQ13 has not one, not two, but three planetary combos rising…All involve progressive if quirky rebel Uranus, erratic and electric planet of genius and originality…and you know the Saturn-Uranus opposition is still within orb, here across the 2/8 axis of Resources, and possibly signifying the ‘haves vs have-nots’ stand-off we’re under, but also traditionally linked with Israel, Palestine, and the region of the Middle East); both planets are connected to the scientific, futuristic sign of Aquarius…

Sun-Uranus = Asc: sudden experiences; easily excited persons; new associations.

Mercury-Uranus = Asc: organising ability; prudence or deliberation; circumspection; a sudden contact of thoughts with others (cell phones?); the application of practical principles in the creation of the environment;

Mars-Uranus = Asc: an upsetting event; accident; violence; an excitable  person inclined to commit violence; arrest.

Next is a rather squirrelly picture involving North Node, a joining point showing future direction or ‘the path’ or ‘destiny’…

Neptune-Asc = North Node: suffering from falsehood, fraud or malice through one’s association with disharmonious people (like Wall Street and Fed bandits? or pocket-lining politicians? more “bailouts” of the rich and dishonest?); an accessory to a malicious scheme (ahhh..now that echoes like the buzzing of wasps and hornets infesting Mumbai and elsewhere as they make their explosive point with cruelty – or: the world bank and investor crowd of thieves and crooks who have the money-lender scales tipped their way and Fort Knox wiped clean.)

We know the sociopaths and psychos are on the loose like wolves lying in wait (and proud of it!); meanwhile, a slightly different arm of the syndicate runs the political side of things – but they tend to split into factions – esp the D-Party whose edges are fraying as I type. Doltbrains. Egoism reigns!

Other midptpics with testy, testosterone-pumped Mars, the god of war who likes to blow things up while taking as many down with him as he goes… 

Pluto-Mc = Mars: great striving for the attainment of power; career crisis; the urge to dominate others; the misfortune to be forced into an uncongenial profession or occupation (‘occupation’ – of a country? profession – terroist? creative accountant who knows too much?);

Sun-Mercury = Mars: the will to fight life’s battles; thinking critically; agitated thoughts; excitement, upset, argument, or quarrel.

Midheaven has three planetary combos upon it so we know these duos of combined energies have a place to manifest…the Angular 10th house…

Moon-Saturn = Mc: sense of duty; self-control; feeling lonely or deserted; being ill or sad (don’t know about you but when I’m ill, I’m sad. And sad feelings can make people ill.)

Venus-Saturn = Mc: irritability; inhibitions; reserve; jealousy; separations in relationships; seeking solitude.

Jupiter-Saturn = Mc: fluctuating success; changes; losses; the philosopher; desiring solitude; love of seclusion; loneliness.

Obviously, Venus-Jupiter = Moon: charm, good nature, cordiality, and affection; the bride or mother.

So. As usual with our Lesson-Book-of-the-Universe planet, both good and bad are on our menus.

Last but not least, an Unaspected Pluto is tied into the energies of the chart bwo a midpoint picture (as it relates to Moon-Venus-Jupiter conj over Washington – or everywhere really), so we see the most expanded ego point of the chart (Sun-Jup) pointing to the god of Hades, lord of the Underworld…so distant and unaffected…

Sun-Jupiter = Pluto: acquiring wealth (at whose expense?); expectation of good fortune; pursuing happiness and fortune.

As you know, lone reader, I tend to use Pluto as a rep for the richest of the world’s denizens, those power elitist string-pullers who may be referred to only in hushed tones as…the secret hand. Distant royal cousins? Brethren in a super-secret alliance to ensnare the world’s masses? Both?

Thing is, they too will take as many down with them as they go. Innocents included.

That’s what really keeps me in a snit of miffdom about the propagandisticlly-named ‘WOT’…that, and the fact that the common good of humankind is no more than a joke to them, suitable for after-dinner banter and brandy…

In the library. With a candelabra.

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Sunday Night Update: tomorrow, Monday, Dec 1, 2008, the president-elect is to announce his cabinet picks including, one presumes, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The scheduled time I’m finding for his announcement is ’10:40 am ET’…three minutes into the Moon-Venus-Jupiter conjunction! Wha-a-aaa?

Details being sought from the Fed

Yeeks! I was scouring out my inbox just now and almost deleted this article which I meant to post here a couple of days ago.

Kudos go to Bloomberg’s Mark Pittman because we’d all be quite interested in knowing the economic particulars from the Fed about who’s benefiting from Paulson’s slight-of-hand with taxpayer money, wouldn’t we?

Apparently Bush and Cheney will have to be seen leaving Washington pre-January 20 with several huge suitcases tucked under their trench coats before anyone’s the wiser. So let’s ask the questions NOW while we (still think we) know the ransackers’ whereabouts.

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A Credit Crisis or a Collapsing Ponzi Scheme?
The Two Trillion Dollar Black Hole

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By PAM MARTENS

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Bloomberg News reporter, Mark Pittman, filed a Freedom of Information Act
request (FOIA) with the Federal Reserve asking for detailed information
relevant to whom the central bank was giving these massive loans and
precisely what securities these firms were posting as collateral.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21218.htm

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What do you think?

The Fed’s hairy dog

Well, most people intuited this from the start but it does seem that the Federal Reserve Bank is barking up the wrong tree:

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/10/feds-response-to-financial-crisis-has.html

Woof.

Largest Theft in US History: Paulson’s plan

“The New Kleptocracy” – “The largest financial theft in American history


This is a must listen Interview – – By Guns & Butter

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Economist Dr. Michael Hudson on Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s “Plan” passed by Congress on October 3, 2008.

We discuss what is being purchased, the congressional vote, what this means for the oligarchs, and what this means for the rest of us.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21041.htm

~:~ update 10.18.08; 11:09 pm – Y’all I just listened to All of this interview and it’s kick-tush. Economist and historian Dr. Hudson basically calls Paulson, Bushes, Clintons, Bernanke, Wall Street gentry, the IMF, World Banks, and others the thieves and crooks they really are. He says they should be locked up and it did me good just to hear the truth in plain language, difficult as it is. Don’t skip this interview!

I’m going now to check out his website and articles:

http://www.michael-hudson.com

sign petition: Paulson must go

Hank (the fox) may have already run away with the squawking chicks and the wolf with the golden goose but you may wish to sign the Paulson Must Go petition anyway:

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1414

And here’s a link to Lim’s Limericks which has Adriano Carelli’s symbol for ’25 Scorpio’: “A Wolf Carrying Away a Goose” along with an article link concerning the Fed’s declining influence and the IMF’s “x-ray” scrutiny of Ben Bernanke:

http://limslimericks.blogspot.com/2008/09/kitten-was-lost-at-fed.html

The IMF report that’s supposed to be due about Fed actions and non-actions will not be released until….wait for it…..Bush is out of office.

You guessed, didn’t you?!

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