Do you believe in astrology? Horoscopes? I do. Sometimes. Why? Because they are so often true. Their hammer doesn’t often miss the head of the nail. For decades I’ve read my horoscope and more often than not they led to mostly true occurrences. At least for me, and sometimes for people I knew.
The Church fathers would probably frown to learn such a thing. Christians normally aren’t suppose to believe in some power competing with God–but I believe horoscopes and astrology are God’s plan. After all, we’re talking about something in His universe–His galaxy. He created it, so why doesn’t He rule it? I think He does. Just like He is science when most…or many folks decides to separate the two, and divide them. In my book, God is science. God is astrology. He controls it all. And, it’s not superstition. If anything, it’s a phenomenon.
Of course, your horoscope is only as good as your astrologist.
One of my favorite astrologists is Rob Brezsny. You can find him weekly where I do–in the Las Vegas Weekly (I use the hard copy magazine) or if you want to go to the next level you can reach him here at Free Will Astrology. com for audio or text horoscopes. Call in doesn’t appear to be available anymore since he no longer seems to be connected with RealAstrology.com a former location he used to communicate from. In any event, Rob is readily available at the above connections and his e-mail is available.
Anyone who knows me knows the last few years have been turbulent and plagued with one misfortune after another, especially medical and financial. I’m often accused of being negative. That’s because I live in a negative world. I find it hard to be humble and positive when there are so many destructive things around me. Just like I am not radical, as I am sometimes called. Although I am often accused of such, I am traditional, not radical. The world around me is radical. And, it’s becoming more radical everyday. And, those people in that world are on a collision course with doom–but you can’t tell them anything less you are bombarded with insults and innuendos. But Rob Brezsny can sometimes save the day. At least for me, and the night, too.
Rob Brezsny can sometimes explain the day with his (your) horoscope and those of your counter force or associates, whichever the case may be–if you know it. Here are two of my recent horoscopes and Rob wrote them as if they were a directive, so I can’t say I could disagree–in fact, he is right more often than not. How can I not trust him? Besides, everything is in line exactly as he forecast. I’ll save the best one for last:
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
Do you have any interest in reworking–even revolutionizing–your relationship with the past? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do so…
Then it goes on with more detail so specific to the events one must wonder if NSA took a front-row interest in me and are spying on my every thought. The next horoscope not only strikes at the core of long preparation of return to grace, but so accurate the arrow sliced the apple.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
When did you first fall from grace? Do you remember? It has happened to most of us. We spend time being privileged or cared about or respected, and then, suddenly, we no longer are. We lose our innocence. Love disappears. Our status as a favorite comes to an end. That’s the bad news, Leo. The good news is that I think the months ahead may be time for you to climb back up to one of those high states of grace that you fell from once upon a time. The omens suggest that even now you’re making yourself ready to rise back up–sooner than you think, there will be an invitation to do so.
I can’t wait. You bet I’m ready, Rob. Thanks for the directive. I think it rings true. I do know I have been “making myself ready”. And I am.
Grab your own horoscope from Rob at one of the links above and if anything else, have fun with it and see how close this astrologist comes in making your inspirations come true. ENJOY!
Should we partner with Iran to wage a joint war against the self-named Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? The short answer is yes. Yes, but you will never see it happen. Why is it a yes, that we ought to partner with a symbolic foe against a common enemy? Why?
There is a long-stirring division between our two countries primarily over Iran’s nuclear enhancements. The left and the right say no to partnership with Iran because of that long-term dispute over nuclear achievement, among other things such as knowledge that Iran supplies weapons to other terrorist organizations.
Are we not also currently at odds with Russia and Vladamir Putin over issues such as Ukraine? But don’t we have a lasting relationship or partnership with science, space exploration, space-station research and transit and with medical knowledge sharing as well as other social endeavors? We certainly do and none of them are being threatened to be scrapped due to our differences over Ukraine or with political opposition. So, why can’t we use the same logical sense and apply it with Iran? Besides, if we did we just might turn a foe into a less hostile adversary.
We have absolutely little to lose by teaming up with Iran in a coalition against ISIS terrorists. If anything, we stand to gain since Iran just might unleash the exterminating powers needed to rid the world of the most barbaric subhuman existence known to modern man.
Iran is a Shia Islam nation and the ISIS are Sunni. They are similar in belief, but yet have differences. There is nothing more perfect than a radical Islamic nation joining the fight to exterminate a radical Islamic wanna be. If there is, let me know what that might be. Or, is it that we don’t want to exterminate the ISIS? Maybe we want to house them down in Gitmo so we can let them loose later on so they can breed and regenerate. There are some who call themselves Americans who would enjoy just such a thing.
A partnership with Iran is not a bad idea to fight the ISIS, an organization which could have and should have been eliminated or at least severely reduced months, even years ago, if we had leaders in this country and around the world. Such partnership is by no means an offer to climb into bed together. We shouldn’t trust the Iranians, but if we are to have no boots on the ground, then trust ought not be an issue. It is a single mission to conduct a single outcome; to destroy the ISIS terrorist movement. Period.
We need to rethink, ah, but the problem, do we have leaders who can think?
Obama’s indecision concerning the ISIS invasion of Iraq will go down in history as one of the most costly humanitarian errors ever launched by a U.S. president. Lost will be lives, dollars, and consciences. When the world’s safety rides on one man’s decision or indecision, something is wrong. Dead wrong. It’s immoral and unjust. Two things that are anti-American. It strips the very core of what America stands for.
Two months ago, in June of 2014, when ISIS, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or also called; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and also called Daesh by locals, a name the terrorists hate, invaded Iraq from Syria, and started massacring innocent people, American leadership should have instantly started mobilizing our intelligence and military forces. Supercarrier strike groups (CSG) with full forces of the 5th and 6th Fleet, should have been in both the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea, respectively–ready to engage. Aircraft from those fleets should have been deployed to stop ISIS immediately. Two months ago! I had stated, in social network media, we should have exterminated the ISIS barbarians when they moved from Mosul. They traveled through the desert south to their next planned attack. They never stopped. We never engaged. That cost lives. Many lives. Women and children became sex slaves and house slaves for a barbaric subhuman culture. America let it happen. The world stood silent. The screams were loud but the ears never heard them. That is, not until one day a journalist who escaped once from the barbarians returned, this time he was not so lucky and James Foley was beheaded. Then, and only then did America wake up. It still has one eye closed. That one eye may never fully open. We’ll see….
“Obama, if you weren’t such a slow thinker, we could have cut these demons down in the middle of the desert a hundred miles from any civilian.” –Cliff Harrison, 17 June 2014
We could have caught the ISIS boy scouts in the middle of the Iraqi desert and used cluster bombs to decorate them like Christmas trees with extra red and sent those demons off to meet their imaginary virgins and imaginary god. Not a single Iraqi citizen would have been lost. Not an innocent one, anyway. Not a single citizen would have perished, but every single one of the invaders would have been slaughtered in a dignified manner befitting for barbarians from the Dark Ages. They could have been, as they need to be, exterminated.
The lack of leadership in this country and around the globe caused that missed opportunity to prevail while tens of thousands of innocent souls, and some not so innocent, continued to lose their lives after a trillion U.S. dollars spent, thousands of U.S. military personnel killed, wounded or left with lifetime battle scars that never leave the mind and a coward Iraqi army left peeing their pants, repenting–or so they thought they were–and taking a few bullets in the head. But no, the Big Shot in the White House stayed the course with indecision, failure to listen to his key advisers and went golfing to pleasure his mind.
People died. People cried. People had every humanitarian and humanity violation waged against them while the powers that be in Washington D.C. either slept like babies or vacationed.
I also said in June that we should have maneuvered the Sixth Fleet into the Mediterranean Sea with the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf to be in the ready to protect Lebanon and Turkey from ISIS spillover from Syria and Iraq. At the same time conflict again arose between Palestine and Israel. The Middle East was going to call America back to war rather or not we wanted to go. Every time we wait, something greater consumes us. That is the case now with the ISIS butchers from hell.
The current class of American politicians is the weakest leaders in our history. They are the doom of us and the world.
When the ISIS crossed from Mosul into the desert, the American leadership could have stopped them dead in their tracks–as stated, not a single Iraqi would have died. The 1st Cavalry Division and Special Forces, Special Operations Forces and the Joint Special Operation Forces could have done their respective jobs and retaken Mosul and secured Iraq and that would have been the end of it. The United States of America could have liberated the oppressed people there once more, burned the black flag with the barbarian stamp and left the worms and vultures with something to eat and terrorists the world over would fear Americans. They’d be on the run hiding, if any survived, rather than terrorizing women and children. They’d crawl back into the hole from hell that they crawled out of… that is if America had leaders. But it doesn’t and they didn’t. Instead, they grew. And they took our weapons that we left behind and they slaughtered more innocent people with them and ruined centuries-old churches in the process destroyed homes and families and ruined young lives.
America could have stood proudly instead of in shame. America does not need to engage in prolonged political wars that politicians seem to admire so. We need to employ surgical operations when the call to duty arises. That is well-planned, well-executed military operations that meet our objectives without early warning to those we intend to strike as is the habit of the current breed of misfit politicians and military leaders. We don’t need to camp out on the world’s doorsteps; we need to go in with the right task force, solve the conflict and get out before they know what hit them. Period!
Crisis like the ISIS escalation is not really America’s problem or responsibility. The responsibility belongs to the United Nations, not the United States. But the U.N. is largely dysfunctional and incapable of coordinating anything significant so the U.S. bears the burden to do the U.N.’s job–as it always has–for the world’s safety. The U.N. needs to be restructured so it can be an effective fighting force the U.S. is, only with a global collation. The power needs to be distributed more balanced and even across all nation members. More human rights and humanitarian laws listed and enforced, the worldwide abolishing of patriarchal societies and Sharia law that suppresses females in Muslim countries. We cannot tolerate such Dark Age, barbarianism against the world’s females that so-called religious extremist and even Islam moderates encourage and condone. We must route out of our civilized society any nation that supports suppressing women on anything less than an equal rights standing in all avenues of life, and those nations that fail to severely punish their citizens for violations of human rights against women.
We are a global economy, we need global laws to govern and global military enforcement. We need world armies, not U.S. armies solving world problems. Militaries made up of world troops going into nations of conflict and solving global problems at hand and then getting out to leave the nation sovereign. But that possibility appears to be a long way off. With our current population of politicians, it seems to be a long way off. In the meantime, we need to stop any sort of terrorism no matter where it is on this planet and stop the gross abuse and violation of the world’s women and children by subspecies of barbarians.
5 Things We Can Do to Win the War Against the ISIS and Any Other Terrorist Organization.
1.) Escalate our military defense system to DEFCON 1 or at least DEFCON 2 without hesitation. Remain at that defense level until all threats are neutralized and our southern borders are sealed.
2.) Order all social media networks globally to refrain from posting, publishing or communicating any terrorist-linked organization, group or individual including but not exclusive to; YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Message Boards, Cell Phones, Wireless and Cable Communications and any other forms of communications from terrorist groups either between themselves or to the world showing their content. We need to stop ISIS and any other terrorist groups and users from communicating their ideology, images, text, chats, victories, and messages. Hold all such services responsible for violation of this order.
3.) Stop all cell phone, radio, and TV sources from transmitting ISIS and terrorist communications.
4.) Identify all suppliers and funding sources of the ISIS and terrorist groups and then place them on notice to stop all such activities and surrender all information on the terrorist groups or face attacks from the United States military, The United Nations members and/or global collations such as NATO. Do not delay the engagement of such attacks on behalf of the world citizens. Immediately shutdown all activities of such nations favoring terrorist activities through funding and supplies, no matter what nation it is. Any and all such funding and suppliers to the ISIS by any such nation shall be considered an enemy of the United States of America and the world and handled accordingly.
5.) Install GPS/satellite technology tracking and vehicle-immobilization systems frequently used in the automobile industry to disable vehicles of consumers delinquent on their car loans on military equipment that may be left behind during withdrawal from war zones. This would allow U.S. military to locate and destroy such vehicles or weapons and/or to disable them remotely.
[Note: This article was drafted prior to the beheading of journalist Foley and Obama’s speech concerning the decision to wage military escalation against the ISIS and later updated.]
IT SADDENS ME that the unrest in Ukraine continues. It is a delicate situation unfolding. Extremely delicate. Crimea is an important providence to Russia. It has a large military base there, the Black Sea Fleet.
The Majority of Ukrainians that live in Crimea call themselves, not Ukrainian, but Russian. They speak Russian and they desire Russia’s support. The majority want Russian troops to come in and protect them. Russia wants Crimea, it is too vital of an area for them to lose it. They won’t walk away from Crimea.
With the Crimea population’s majority pro-Russian there is only one logical thing to do if one considers the “democratic” process that political and media leaders have been advocating and that is to break off Crimea from Ukraine and hand it over to the Russians. The people of Crimea have spoken that they are Russians and that they want Russia, the Mother Country, to come save them. While that is the logical thing to do “Democratically” there is the dilemma, Ukraine, except for Crimea and areas that border Russia on the east that are mostly pro-Russia are anti-Russian.
If the escalation is not defused immediately civil war is inevitable. It is unlikely any nation on this planet will stop Russia from taking Crimea. The turmoil in Ukraine is an event of escalating sorrow. We all must pray for peace, and for comfort for all the souls that endure these turbulent times in Ukraine. A war with Russia spells only one thing, Russia would crush Ukraine. That would be tragic for all parties involved, and the world.
These are trying times for Ukraine, a nation that has a history of trying times and hardship that few nations have endured for such a prolonged history. While I support peace in the region, it is difficult for me to either choose sides or to vision peaceful results to a situation that has been stirring for decades and is inevitably about to come to the boiling point. The region will likely see an eruption that will likely spill blood in magnitude portions. The world will be absolutely helpless.
Failing to choose sides, does not mean I do not desire to see peaceful democratic solution to a tragic problem, it means I have zero confidence in today’s world leaders, at home and abroad, to lead toward peace. I wish I could. I wish I did.
The events unfolding in the Crimea region of Ukraine greatly disturbs me. The world stands behind and stood behind the Ukrainian people for their plea for democratic society and the right to self-governed and to be a sovereign nation. The fact that the people of Crimea desire Russia as their sovereign power and representative support constitutes the dilemma that will likely shed a dark period in the region as was seen in Georgia. Sarah Palin had warned of such escalation in the region years ago. The world ignored and rejected the notion. Now the souls of Ukraine will pay the price.
What we have is a problem that years ago should have been at the discussion table and has been rejected. Now we are faced with the ultimatums, simple and pure, peace or war, between Russia and Ukraine, peace or civil war between Ukrainians, Crimea separated from the body of Ukraine or Russia performing an unlikely precedent in its history, especially among former Soviet Union states and allowing Crimea–and its naval base and majority Russian people– to remain in the control of an anti-Russian Ukraine. Flipping a coin can only predict the outcome if both sides of the coin are either heads or tails. Regardless, the world, Ukraine, Russia and Crimea, all lose. The future could never be the same.
The world body needs to act at this very hour to enroll Ukraine into NATO or forever hold it’s peace.
The rest of us, especially Orthodox Christians, need to pray and pray relentlessly.
The tears we shed will forever flow in the river of agony and despair.
The gates of hell are wide open.
Will the iron fist and the hammer and sickle swing low and forceful again?
Sarah Palin’s 2008 Prediction Comes True. The world leadership, or lack thereof, gave Russian President Putin the green light to go into Crimea. It should have been expected. Russia simply has too much at stake to walk away. The instability in Ukraine threatened the Russian interest, now the entire mess will get ugly.
Harris Faulkner Interviews K.T.McFarland, About Palin’s 2008 Prediction
Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland, is Fox News National Security Analyst and long-time White House national security expert. She was also an aide to numerous presidential administrations, high-level political posts and held top executive jobs for the United States during her long and distinguished career.
[This writing was first-drafted prior to the Russian recent invasion of Crimea, Ukraine. Putin’s army now controls the Crimea region.]