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Howard Zinn on Income Equality in US

Income Inequality and the Solar Eclipses of 1911 Repeated in 2001

by Jude Cowell (coh’ wul)

The New Millennium psychopathic crowd attempts to return us to social conditions of 1911, as perhaps you’ve noticed.

“The rule of law does not do away with the unequal distribution of wealth and power, but reinforces that inequality with the authority of law. It allocates wealth and poverty in such calculated and indirect ways as to leave the victim bewildered.”

– activist and author Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

Read more… because it’s Labor Day 2011 Weekend and US workers are under attack from wolfish predatory forces.

And speaking of income inequality and such economic topics of a plutocracy persuasion, here’s a shout-out to 100 years ago, the year 1911, when the Carnegie Trust Company of New York was closed by banking authorities.

Actually, 1911 was a watershed year of transformation for Standard Oil and other monopoly break-ups, plus, it’s the first year that sales of gasoline outsold kerosene in the US.

Here are a few basic details on the Solar Eclipses of 1911–the 3 North Saros Series, and 3 South–which both repeated in 2001. Paraphrasing Bernadette Brady’s Predictive Astrology:

3N: ‘main theme is either worrying news involving young people or news that transforms a situation; obsession; large plans are undertaken which can be positive yet one shouldn’t get carried away’.

3N is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of the attacks of 9/11/01, the CIA, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, and John Quincy Adams.

3S: ‘sudden endings; traumatic transformation through news received or journeys taken’.

3S is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of the Republic of China, occultist Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey (Poppy Bush’s pal who formed the Church of Satan), and Hollywood’s Brad Pitt.

Senator Bernie Sanders downgrades S&P

Though you’ve probably heard or read this quote before today concerning Friday’s S&P downgrade of America’s credit rating to AA+, I wanted to post it somewhere and since I’ve already published this morning to my Political Astrology site Stats Over Washington, it fits here snugly. Plus, this way I can find it easily whenever I want since truth coming out of Washington DC is often sparse and far between:

“I find it interesting to see S&P so vigilant now in downgrading the US credit rating. Where were they four years ago when they, and other credit rating agencies, helped cause this horrendous recession by providing AAA ratings to worthless sub-prime mortgage securities on behalf of Wall Street investment firms? Where were they last December when Congress and the White House drove up the national debt by $700 billion by extending Bush’s tax breaks for the rich?” – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Yes, where were S&P and other credit raters as they played their role in the engineered, well-timed, long-planned Financial Collapse 2008? To the senator’s words I must add a hearty Amen!

Murdoch shuts down tabloid amid scandal

NPR BREAKING NEWS: News of the World Shutting Down Amid Scandal

News International says it is shutting down the ‘News of the World’ tabloid at the center of phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper’s European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper prestige and advertisers.

More at NPR.


As a Common-Gooder, my first thought is the job loss the shutdown entails. Well, it is a Moon-conjunct-Saturn kind of day, even at the White House as budget/debt-ceiling fusses continue…

Austerity of a New World Order

Considering the human toll from recent austerity measures, government take-overs by the world banking syndicate, dire weather events, radiating nuclear plant abominations, and other difficult circumstances going on across the globe in 2011, I think of the presidential days of George H. W. Bush, who had his power elite finger on the pulse of that long-planned totalitarianism vision now being forced austerely into place:

“If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then (t)his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long.”

President George Bush (January 1991)

The satanically minded like to ‘flip’ concepts (black is white, up is down, etc) so you notice that he framed acceptance of his NWO “vision” (Bacon’s Great Plan for America, or a cynical perversion of it) as following the “dictates of our moral compass” as if no one has noticed that these global take-over artists have no moral compasses to follow!

His “stand (ing) up for human life” would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic. Bombing women and children to ‘bring peace and democracy’ to other nations could not possibly be considered an ‘exalted’ motivation at this late date.

Could it?

Perhaps Bush and his cronies have more US soldiers to evict from their homes upon their return from this unholy ‘NWO war’ along with the many other challenges that soldiers returning from war must face.

Obama to G20 Summit – Sun to US Jupiter June 26, 2010

Today the G20 Summit in Toronto is well underway after this morning’s Lunar Eclipse 4Cap46 conjunct powerful, secretive, wealthy Pluto Rx in controlling, managing, restrictive Capricorn, the sign ruled by Saturn, planet of government, law, and business.

The horoscope for the June 26, 2010 Lunar Eclipse is almost identical when set for Toronto as when set for Washington, DC with both locations using EDT.

View today’s Lunar Eclipse chart with details @ Stars Over Washington if you dare.

Yet there formed a YOD in Toronto which was not apparent in DC, plus, evaluating Venus turned up in 1st house in Toronto, 2nd house in DC. Money matters are obviously big on the agenda this weekend though we don’t need Astrology to tell us that!

And with the Sun in a mundane chart signifying ‘the leader’, we may expect that President Obama’s attendance at the Summit will be described in part by the one-day transit of Sun to US natal Jupiter 5Can56 (‘6Can’ = “Game Birds Feathering Their Nests”; astrological Jupiter on various levels is the planet of big money, ideals, philosophy, optimism, travel, knowledge, expansion, and generosity.

Sun to Jupiter indicates an increase in said optimism along with an enhanced spiritual awareness; cultural events are successful and enjoyable, especially if you’re the President of the United States who is in progress of ramming through major financial reform legislation at home and can travel to another country and crow over it at a G20 Summit!

Dramatic hopefulness is the tone of the day with Sun to natal Jupiter, and courage and confidence are increased, but with one caution against becoming too impressed with oneself since Sun also represents ego and Jupiter tends to over-inflate.

Jupiter also has connections to judicial systems with intellectual horizons broadened on such issues as law and the areas mentioned above.

So even when circumstances turn troubling, a Sun to Jupiter transit has a way of providing something positive to counteract problems and lessen their negative effects.

Well, Happy Jupiterian Summit, Mr. President!

And I hope your financial reform bill does the good you say it will do, protects consumers for a change, and doesn’t make things worse with its costs to the financial industry passed on to US consumers.

US Unemployment rate remains same @ 9.7%

Now we all know of Washington’s fuzzy math tendencies but perhaps there’s something just released that offers some small encouragement:

NPR BREAKING NEWS: Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 9.7 Percent

U.S. employers cut a smaller than expected 36,000 jobs in February, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 9.7 percent, according to a government report on Friday which said it was unclear how severe weather had impacted payrolls.

More at NPR.

Written by Jude Cowell

March 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Is US economic recovery coming soon?

Housing activity, money growth, and other leading indicators show that the recession in the US is over.

Everything is “getting less bad,” some say (if you can trust their numbers!)

If so, recovery will begin shortly, so I’m waiting…waiting…

Written by Jude Cowell

July 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Napoleon: Money has no motherland

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes…Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815

Audit the Fed! says Rep. Ron Paul, and j’agree!

Here’s a link to two ‘audit the Fed’ videos, one of Rep. Ron Paul speaking on the need for it.

The fleecing of America continues

Emily Spence gives her thoughts on The Continued Fleecing of America by the Financial Elites and I heartily agree with her.

One crazy thing is that, like Gov Mark Sanford (comparing himself, his sins, and his right to divine rule to King David) the global financial elites assume themselves ‘above’ the rest of us and above all manmade laws, when in truth their crimes show them to be anti-human, therefore, sub-par on the evolutionary scale.

That one day the ultimate joke will be on them occurs not. But I guess that’s an integral part of allowing the ‘joke’ to work itself out until it can never rear its unfunny, tasteless head again.

US minimum wage masks poverty

One link for you: An American Scandal: Minimum Wage.

On July 24, 2009 the US minimum wage will reach the dizzying heights of $7.25…woot!

Given how things are going in America for most people, an insert of The Price Is Right’s losing horn would be appropriate at this juncture – because the price ain’t nearly right if you wish to feed and house your children.

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