On This Winter Solstice, A Message to Lightworkers and Men and Women of Goodwill!

On this "Winter Solstice" may I share this message with you of encouragement, hope and faith.  And may I also inspire you to find your Soul light and to let that light shine before men and to Sound your note for the healing of this planet!  I want to share this letter with you from a servant of humanity....

"December 13, 2009

Dear Friends:

We are into the final approach.

Consciousness-wise the tragic devastation of the 9/11 experience opened the way for what eventuated as the destruction of a great deal of the glamour of exclusivity and separation which tended to characterized the general population of the U.S. This nation saw that it was indeed an integral part of the world of nations. That this moment of insight was hijacked by those not interested in a community of nations or any other sort of community further revealed to many, many thousands of those who had been sleeping for many, many years, just how deep the tentacles of control had penetrated the nation's life.

In 2008 these awakening millions actually broke out of the grasp of those who prefer a world of haves and have-nots. A giant step was taken toward the Light of Community, of the Common good and the General Welfare. Bridge heads were established. A Way was opened, and a true leader, "a spirit linked with the Forces of Light", was elected president.

That there has been a vicious and highly orchestrated opposition to this step was to be expected. I shared the following from Master M. last month, but it bears repeating.   "Truly, when a large ship increases its speed the resistance of the waves increases too. Similarly, many obstacles are brought about by our own striving. It is this process that attracts to us unexpected actions by an opposing will."

Many of the individuals who responded to the awakening call are presently very upset by the current situation. They are feeling sold out and betrayed. These folks are not very far-sighted. Like inexperienced warriors, they expected the opposition to fold up after one defeat. This would not, could not happen.   Further, the lines of power and involvement in this nation are deeply intertwined. "The soul of a nation is hidden, and he who represents the state must possess the whole synthesis of the nation." This leader is not trying to defeat anyone or anything. He is striving to synthesize the national Life. He is trying to bring the Soul of the Nation to the forefront of the Nation.

This is not done by using the divisive and corrupt power politics of the past, even if these are being used against him. It is done by enhancing, or growing the Light, by valuing and using the methods of the Soul, cooperation, co-creation, revealing the fact of the Common Good and the General Welfare. The will of the people, the deep love of liberty and freedom which characterizes the soul of this nation must be evoked into the field. This is the source of this leader's, of any true leader's power.

"If [the actions of the opposition] are very strong, our own counter stroke will develop accordingly. Most important, the currents opposing us should be strong, because then our flame is ignited.... The future is constructed by lightning-bolts of realization. The power of these great sparks depends upon the strength of the counter force. Clearly then, success will not come from embarking on a voyage in a tub across a stagnant pool."  Now, starting last week, and continuing through this next three year cycle, is the time for all of those experienced warriors of the Light who have a little foresight to double and triple their efforts to bring Light and Love into the fields in which we live and move, and have our being. We need to spread encouragement and hope and vision and love as we walk through the ranks of those who are involved in this mighty struggle for the Soul of our nation, and probably Humanity. As we go, we radiate what we are. We are all of us part of a world around group of conscious souls who are hear now for this purpose. As we move through the fields of our brothers and sisters let us be conscious beacons of triumph.

Loving us
tom   Tom Carney - January's Issue of Thoughtline"
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No, President Obama is not the messiah, but he is an Advanced Soul a Messenger of the Light.  

What is President Obama's Soul Purpose?

"WHERE DOES OBAMA STAND ON THE PATH OF EVOLUTION?

Humanity is divided into three broad levels of consciousness.

1.[Average man] The narrow focus of the self centred personality, divisive, and materialistic.
2.[Disciples] Those who are becoming group/ Soul conscious, who are inclusive, magnetic, wiser and kinder. Intelligent and motivated, this group is distinguished by the struggle they have with their emotions, with the duality within the nature.
3.[Initiates].  This is the most advanced group - those whose consciousness is global, who identify with humanity, who are involved in world affairs, and who work for the greater good. Alignment with the Soul is proceeding quickly, and the light of truth and integrity is making its presence felt. Stable and centred, people at this level approach life from a level tableland of experience. Very intelligent, they are learning to control the mind and manipulate thought matter. They are leaders and are expressing the Will and Power of God.
In the author's opinion, Obama fits into the third group. He radiates a fine energy - indicating the presence and higher vibration of the soul. He comes from a deep point of stableness and stillness, and has a quiet and thoughtful aura about him which signifies the (spiritual) depth of his character. He is an intellectual and managed the presidential political debates with exceeding skill, responding to his critics coolly and with facts and figures. His consciousness appears to be global, his message unifying and directed to the greater good, whether that is within America itself, or in the international community.  His magnetism attracts great numbers of supporters across the political divide, and from all sections of the community. He is highly popular outside of the USA, and although part of this can be contributed to the anti-Bush/ neo-con sentiment, it is more than this. He draws people to him and appears to be working with the Law of Attraction.

"We rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper." Obama speech.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture (and)  we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace." Inaugural Address, Jan. 20. 2009

"This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands."
"Barack Obama has all the credentials of the famous "pointy-headed" intellectual... He has degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he taught at the University of Chicago... In speeches and debates, he has bombarded voters with detailed arguments about public policy. When his character is attacked, his instinct is to respond with facts and figures." E. Zelizer CNN Oct 13 2008

OBAMA'S SOUL RAY

I have placed Obama at a very advanced stage of consciousness - and at this higher level souls are drawn unfailingly to serve in the life area which is served by their Ray Ashram. Obama is drawn to serve in politics and based on this, they way he conducts himself in public, and from his appearance, I believe his Soul is on the Will and Power Ray, and his Personality is on the winning and endearing Love and Wisdom Ray. This means that his area of service is law and politics, but he will go about achieving his service goals utilising the charm and attractive magnetism of his personality ray. He is steel in a velvet glove. This is being noticed, and it adds support to the ray energies I have chosen.

Obama's velvet glove conceals steel: There is a strange quality to Barack Obama's pragmatism. It can look like dilly-dallying, weakness, indecisiveness. But although he may seem weak at times, one of the words most applicable to him is something else entirely: ruthless. Beneath the crisp suit and easy smile there is a core of strategic steel. In this respect, Obama's domestic strategy is rather like his foreign one - not so much weakness but the occasional appearance of weakness as a kind of strategy. The Australian Oct 21 2009

OBAMA'S ASTROLOGY CHART (Click here for the chart).

Obama's birth chart does not reflect the status of a USA president when interpreted normally. There are no planets in the 10th house of status, power and influence, and neither is the ascendent strong and `glorified' which is usually the case when the 10th house influence is lacking. But for initiates this is to be expected. The ego is no longer in charge of the life energies, which is why the chart does not reflect a personality driven by a hunger for power.
         In a chart interpreted esoterically, the Sun is not the centre of power - the Ascendant (the eastern doorway to the place of spiritual power) is. Another very important point is that, although it can be read on a personal level, the astrology chart of an advanced Soul primarily represents the service goals of the incarnation.

1.Soul Purpose via the Aquarius Ascendent:
The centre of power is Obama's Aquarius Ascendent - his soul purpose is to act as a conduit for the Water-Bearer - the Aquarian Christ, and as such, his mission is to create and increase universal brotherhood on earth. Aquarius initiates are custodians of "The Light that shines on Earth, across the sea", they are men and women of spirit, of life, who are consecrated to the divine service of humanity, and who carry the burden of world upon their shoulders. Their vision of a new World Order will inspire many others to join them, in order to help lift humanity from the dark conditions in which he lives, into the light. They are dedicated to the revelation of the Soul, to the revelation of spirit, and pouring forth knowledge, wisdom, and love, through many unique avenues, they will lead man into the age of universal brotherhood.

        Aquarius modifies the Power of Obama's Soul Ray, giving him an excellent intellect (the Science Ray flows through Aquarius), and ability to find unique solutions to life's problems by utilising the power of science. His acute intelligence will be a major factor in his work, enabling him to find the right solutions for the problems of humanity which he will be dealing with. The Labours of Hercules are spiritual legends which depict the struggle which souls will experience in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. In the Labour in Aquarius, Hercules came up with an intelligent and unique method to help citizens who were smitten by plague. The legend symbolises the way Obama will work.

Cleansing the Augean Stables. Hercules was sent to clean the cattle stables of King Augeas which had not been cleaned for thirty years. There were mountains of filth and noxious fumes covered the city - pestilence swept the land and people were ill and dying. Hercules said he could clean the stables in a day, but Augeus (who was very greedy) did not believe him, and said that there would be a price to pay if he failed to fulfil his boast. Hercules broke down a wall surrounding the stables and diverted two rivers through them, and the stables were cleansed within that day.

Interpretation of the legend: The citizens of this ancient city represent all people in the world, who are suffering in many ways because of the greed of those who have power, and who control the resources of the world. The wall of the stables represents the separative spirit which enables this to happen - people who care only about themselves and who are unconcerned by the plight of people affected by their selfish actions. The two rivers represent the waters of love and of wisdom. When humanity has advanced to the stage that these divine qualities are at the foundation of important economic decisions made in the world, then humanity's problems will rapidly disappear. Obama's high spiritual goal is to direct these rivers into humanity.

2.Soul purpose via the Sabian symbol for the 19th degree of Aquarius:
"A forest fire subdued, the weary fighters feel jubilant." This reveals a deeper aspect of his mission on earth. Firstly he is to work as a team - as part of a group. This accounts for the fact that the 7th house is the most energised in his chart. It is quite possible that if he wins the election, others in his administration will be fellow souls from the same ray ashram. Secondly, his task is to put out the fires of war, which the previous administration of policy of aggressive pre-emptive military action, has stirred up; and the fires of separativeness and terrorism which right wing religion has fomented around the world.

3.Soul purpose via Hierarchy Ruler of the Ascendant, Moon unveiling Uranus in the 4th house of humanity
The planet rulers of the zodiac signs change for those upon the Path of Spiritual Development. In this case we have the Moon ruling the highest level of Aquarius, and through it pours the power of Uranus.
The Moon itself represents the form nature generally, and the masses in humanity, and it is located in the Cancerian 4th house which also rules the masses. Obama's higher mission very definitely is to uplift the common man, the ordinary souls who struggle to survive.
The Moon is in the sign of the Messenger of the Gods - Gemini, and Obama's primary goal is to carry the inclusive and loving message of Deity / of the Water Bearer, to His people, to inspire and give hope to those who suffer under the greed and tyranny of despots and business moguls (Moon square Pluto).

The Moon unveils the power of Uranus. Obama can make a contribution to the greater good (Moon trine Jupiter) by helping man to see the evil of corporate greed, aggressive nationalistic alliances, of racial and religious prejudice, thus helping to shatter evil behaviour in humanity ("I see my other self and in the waning of that self, I grow and glow"). The wisdom of his message, his steady hand at the helm, will help mankind turn towards the light. This will enable the Masters to more closely fuse the Soul of Humanity, thus preparing the way for the Christ (Neptune) Reappearance.

Gemini influenced initiates are custodians of "the light of interplay", which brings matter and spirit into relationship, and which links all forms back to the originating divine Source. They are truly Messengers of the Gods, and travelling the earth they use their exceptional communication skills and magnetism to unify and fuse cleavages found in humanity - within individuals themselves and between groups and nations, bringing them into right relation with each other and with the One which they serve.

http://www.brisbanegoodwill.com/...
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"Men fail to make good where they are because they find some reason which makes them think they should be elsewhere. Men run away, almost unrealizing it, from difficulty, from inharmonious conditions, from places which involve problems, and from circumstances which call for action of a high sort and which are staged to draw out the best that is in a man, provided he stays in them. They flee from themselves and from other people, instead of simply living the life.""The adept speaks no word which can hurt, harm or wound. Therefore he has had to learn the meaning of speech in the midst of life's turmoil. He wastes no time in self pity or self justification for he knows the law [karma] has placed him where he is, and where he best can serve, and has learnt that difficulties are ever of a man's own making and the result of his own mental attitude. ... He realizes that each word spoken, each deed undertaken and every look and thought has its effect for good or for evil upon the group."

"A Treatise on White Magic," pages 587-588, by Alice Bailey:

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Pres. Obama's Peace Prize - Aiding the Reappearance of the Christ

When will Christ return and what should we look for?  It is know among many Esotericists that "when a measure of peace has been restored, when the principle of sharing is at least in process of controlling economic affairs, and when churches and political groups have begun to clean house. Then He can and will come; then the Kingdom of God will be publicly recognised and will no longer be a thing of dreams and of wishful thinking and orthodox hope." It is also know that Christ has never left us and that "He is ready and anxious publicly to appear to His loved Humanity."  And lastly it known that "The opposing forces of entrenched evil must be routed before He for Whom all men wait, the Christ, can come." (1)

President Obama's commitment and work has been to restore peace.  He is and has accomplished this through his diplomatic efforts of talking to other countries instead of threatening war.  And, as we know, the whole world' economic system has collapsed and we must begin to work on Sharing the world's resources.  Pres. Obama has spent much time abroad in helping to bring about economic sharing and stability.  And, could it be that President Obama's efforts in Afghanistan is to try to route out the opposing forces of evil?  

"'According to Alfred Nobel's Will, the Nobel Prize should be awarded to the person who "during the preceding year... shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".

While this dictum may be interpreted in terms of outer events and measurable changes, its psychological aspect is arguably more important, for those fundamental ideals which can bring about international peace must first gather sufficient mental and emotional force to empower outer changes. The skilful projection of a vision through the right use of oratory is of immense importance in this process. Great oratory awakens hope and adds its momentum to the transformative process to ensure its emergence in the world of physical plane events. Tied down as we are in the world of the five senses, it may not be easy to relate cause and effect; but in the realm of conscious energy, every momentous thoughtform must reveal itself in the mundane world at some point.

Not for nothing is the term "a ray of hope" evoked in journalistic circles in contrast to the gloomy background of world affairs. Diana Mukkaled, a prominent and respected journalist in the Arab world, remarks that "Obama possesses a particular ability to push matters towards hope, not only in America, but also in the rest of the world. Perhaps the Nobel Peace Prize will contribute towards making this hope a reality, particularly in our countries that are drowning in despondency and despair."http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?secti on=2&id=18521,

Though hope may be transient, it is a carrier wave for a principle or truth to be ushered into the collective consciousness. There it resides in latency until the next wave of hope reawakens and strengthens it. The recognition of a new truth, a spiritual principle, thus makes its way incrementally to the forefront of public consciousness, its pressure eventually achieving sufficient influence to become an effective agent of change. President Obama's many speeches have "captured the public imagination", thereby energising a positive vision of hope for the future. Their quality could be described as that of the practical visionary rather than the mystical dreamer. The difference between true vision and non-pragmatic idealism is a fine line, but when the hope of nations soars in response, it is a sure sign that the right spiritual note has been sounded. When people are brought together by such a vision, a bond of world unity is recognised and this provides an unique opportunity to the spiritual Hierarchy Who stand behind world affairs to help further integrate the consciousness of the "one" humanity. For unity is the destiny of humanity, as a clear-eyed study of the evolution of social consciousness and its imaginative projection into the future reveals.

More and more people are beginning to be forward-looking and to hope with greater conviction and courage for a better world set-up; their hitherto wishful thinking and their emotional desire are slowly giving place to a more practical attitude; their clear thinking and their fixed determination are far more active and their plans better laid because both their thinking and their planning are today based on facts; they are also beginning to recognise those factors and conditions which must not be restored... " (2)

http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_act ivities/world_goodwill_1/world_view_onpresident_obama_receiving_the_nobel_peac e_prize

To those Souls who are beginning to awaken, it is up to us to aid in making Earth like it is in Heaven.  We are at a time of Decesion and we must do all we can to usher in the new earth and the new holistic ways.  We must work with goodwill and we must work with love.

I don't know what that "Blue Light" was over Norway before Obama's coming, but I do know blue represents peace and love.  May be the watching Hierarchy gave mankind a sign that the work of President Obama is nobel and worthy of his work.

(1) Reappearance of the Christ, Alice A. Bailey
(2) Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Alice A. Bailey

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Pres. Obama Deserves The Benefit of Our Doubt, Here's Why!

I believe that Pres. Obama Deserves the Benefit of our Doubt..., Here's why!

After great Deliberation and personal Agony (travelled in the dead of night to meet the draped casket of a fallen soldier), Pres. Obama has called for the Escalation of the "struggle" but  has Coupled it with an end date and because of that (end date), I have Hope that the Long Nightmare of the twin wars, ignited by the twin towers will soon be over.

I saw in Pres. Obama a heart that bleeds for this decision for anyone whose heart center is open and active feels the pain of this task, yet, speaking with a Heavy Heart, I also heard in that speech the unspoken wish or Intent that he was going to also bring Bin Laden to justice ( the great Prize and Symbol)!  I also heard the great Urgency he feels to bind up all loose nuclear threats and to prevent them from getting into those hands within Afghanistan and Pakistan which might annihilate the world as we know it.  He has not made this this "call to arms" for Oil or for profit based upon a lie but a heartfelt desire to keep safe the people in the world, in the binding up of these nuclear threats to the world by this faction which he knows is still out there plotting to do harm!    That in this way we are Standing up for Peace and that somehow we must go into Hell for a Heavenly cause.

I heard him also say to the Military Industrial Complex Machine that there will be an end date, and that it will not be open-ended, but that the battle for peace might call for other strategic ways to get to this goal -- that giving the benefit of the doubt to his generals -- he will try their way (since they are so much more knowledgeable about military than him).  

As, he spoke about true security from a world without nuclear weapons (his real true goal), he also spoke about the need to unite with the world to accomplish this task because in truth, terror and nuclear weapons is a world problem!  And finally, he called us to the time after 9/11, when we were all united but got deviated from the course, but to return to that Unity of purpose, one more time.... and that if he is lucky, he will bring home the Prize, Bin Ladin, break the back of this threat, and then for the weary and battle scarred-soldiers they can look onward and say, well done -- yet, there's no place like home, there's no place like home!

Let us trust " that there is a goodness in all of life that cannot even be eliminated by thoughts that temporarily cause you to believe that negativity is the underlying reality of human life on earth... " (1)   Let us call on that goodness to illuminate our way forward towards that peace and goodwill and seal the door where evil dwells.

1. Ron Scolastico. Doorway to the Soul

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GOP Congress, The Best Congress Money Can Buy!

The GOP Congress has indeed become the best Congress money can buy!

Saturday night's Senate Vote Just to have a debate on Healthcare, was a small victory for the "agents of change" (democrats) and reflects very poorly on the state of the Party of No & Fear that they would not even allow a debate on this issue to move forward -- thereby belying the title of being the greatest deliberative body on earth!

It is noteworthy, that in the past, the Party of No & Fear, also fought against Social Security Reform and Medicare, and true to form or color, they are fighting against healthcare reform today!  Yes, Social Security and Medicare are subject to abuse and fraud, but that is one of the reforms in the healthcare bill to address this problem!  Millions depend on Social Security and Medicare and they are glad that it is there.  They want it improved upon not done away with.  

The naysayers have even tried to Sabotage the reform by introducing a phony abortion debate (we all know Nancy Pelosi will never allow abortions to be done away with) , and another womens' issue (how time appropriate) was introduced (I smell a rat) into the debate -- that of  Mammograms and the fear that we are somehow on our way to healthcare rationing, when we all should know that we are already experiencing healtcare rationing every time someone is  denied healthcare because of a Preconceived Condition or some other phony condition like they weigh too much, etc.  The aforementioned debates are false and designed to produce fear, to immobilize and to paralyze the masses to do nothing. We must come to recognize that "Fear is the dark ones' most powerful weapon against the light because the energy of fear not only forms a barrier between the consciousness and the soul, it refuels the darkness to keep it thriving." [Matthews Messages].

We must also recognize that "as money has in the past ministered to personal and family need, so in the future it must minister to group and world need. The time has now come when money must be re-valued and its usefulness channelled into new directions. The voice of the people must prevail, but it must be a people educated in the true values, in the significance of a right culture, and in the need for right human relations. It is therefore essentially a question of right education and correct training in world citizenship - a thing that has not yet been undertaken." [Money, The Medium of Loving Distribution, A Compilation from the books of Alice A Bailey ]

Thank God for the Agents of Change who try to make a difference in the lives of ordinary human beings, whose intentions and Duty are to uplift the conditions of the people and to serve the people....  They try to raise the minimum wage, they try to extend unemployment benefits, they try to make sure there is clean water and clean air, but its hard and there is always a fight from the best Congress money can buy, whose mission is to stall and to obstruct and to incite fear!  And, at this time in our history, like so much else, Healthcare reform is Crying Out for Change.  And, as Science teaches us to do nothing and to be static only leads to decay -- only leads to death.

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Health-Care Reform -- An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

Health-Care Reform is an Idea Whose time has Come...., and we must not allow Republican hacks to Obstruct and "Swift-Boat" this most needed reform, because Health care costs have spiraled out of control and are one of the basic culprits Directly related to our collapsing economic condition. We are drowning in this growing quicksand, which calls for an urgent and immediate address and attention. This is its time -- this is its moment.

GOP sponsored Media and politicians love to talk about Pres. Obama's apparent sinking poll numbers, but when one is on the Battlefield for positive change, one cannot pause to worry and fret about "allegedly" sinking poll numbers.... that is a "Trojan horse", For One cannot worry about the Separated Self, when they have the People's business to do!  

It is hard to Change old habits of greed and selfish power to one of cooperation and a public good for all.  Pres. Obama is going up against a Monster of Greed and Corruption that does not want to give up its power and control. This monster will Lie, Steal and Deceive.  Now they are trying to say Pres. Obama is not an American citizen.  We the people must not allow this Monster of Corruption to continue to have its way, which will only continue to bankrupt the United States. We must stand firm with Pres. Obama who truly represents the Change the people need and have voted for.  He has the Vision and Will and sees the possibilities, while the Party of No Has no vision and only sees darkness and gloom.

GOP Media and politicians, say Pres. Obama is doing too much at one time, but if we in our own lives can do more than One thing at a time, so can Congress, and it is their duty and business to do so. If those in Congress want to continue to be a Do Nothing Congress, than we must elect leaders who can do Something for the whole of humanity and not just the separated self or special interest party.

Members of Congress have great insurance coverage, and a cushy salary. They do not live under the fear of unemployment and no insurance coverage.  Congress was voted in to work on Behalf of the People, so they too, do not have to live in that fear...  Yet, while in the care and leadership of the GOP, Congress has done a miserable job on taking care of the people and now the GOP want to obstruct the Democrats from putting into laws that which will benefit the people and grow the economy, not bankrupt it.  But people are turning a deaf ear to the deceitful "Wizards of Oz" for they want us to continue to travel their yellow brick road of deception, while Pretending to be Helpful and Concerned!   We must become immune to their lies and vigilant to their deception if we are to make progress towards prosperity and wholeness again.

I call on those of goodwill to work, speak-up and Stand firm for Change and for transformation -- towards a more just and equitable government for all.

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GOP Operatives Criticize Obama for Showing Goodwill and New Era of Cooperation at Summit !

GOP operatives (Party of No and Darkness), are now criticizing Pres. Obama because he showed strength of character and decency by not engaging in a school yard brawl with leaders who are supposed to be engaging in Dipolomacy! This is leading by example rather than getting petty and in the gutter with leaders who were allegedly disrespectful to the U.S.   Pres. Obama is indeed ushering in a New Era of Responsibillity and Cooperation, Further, leaders who engaged in uncivil behavior are the ones who looked weak and ignorant, not Pres. Obama. It is amazing to the GOP that Pres. Obama was able to stay "presidential" and smile through the tyrad of evil and to continue to engage in goodwill. Rather GOP thinks to stay calm and positive is to be weak, and that to be strong one must get angry and blown out of proportion like a leaf in the wind when one is provoked. I say rather that it shows strength to maintain one's position of calmness to stay fixed in one's position to be a peacemaker and to show others and the world that the U.S. President does not get down in the gutter when others are throwing barbs at him and it shows Discipline. GOP claim "he allowed himself to be Disrespected"! How could one allow themselves to be disrespected, however, Pres. Obama could himself have become disrespectful to others and made the U.S. look bad if he had engaged in tit for tat, but that is the old way, and Change has come to the U.S. We know longer have a Cowboy in the whitehouse, but a peacemaker and diplomat who shows us that we do not have to get angry when others get angry with us. We don't have to get that way!

Yesterday, while watching Pastor Charles Stanley who preached on staying silent in the face of evil, and that we had to show the strength of character that Jesus Christ did when confronted with enemies and confrontation -- that is to be silent and not engage in the confrontation but to stay responsible with the response given in the face of such challenges!

That is what Pres. Obama did -- who continued to radiate the energy of goodwill and kept his cool in the face of childishness adversity and really showed leadership qualities and also emulated Christ's teachings....., the teachings the GOP frequently profess they live by. Really?   May be they should ask themselves what would Christ do if confronted with the same situation....

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Obama's Laugh.. Fat Cats' Days of Unchecked Greed are Over!

What most people are not discerning is, is that Pres. Obama is somehow aiding us in facing this "shadow" or darkness of greed in our society.  He is not trying to Hide it or Cover it up!  Ironically, he is being blamed for not trying to Fix it in a hurry,  so it will not be Exposed.....  But to truly fix it, we must face it, identify it and generate enough public consensus so that it can be changed.  That is how change is made.  That is why I see Pres. Obama as really a true change agent.  True and lasting change can only come from the people, demanding change.    That is why Obama can laugh, he knows that the fat cats' days of unchecked greed and speculation are numbered!

Now GOP's new buzz word is "unsustainable", however, what was really "unsustainable" as the recent events so adequately portray is that George Bush's Iraq War, tax cuts to the wealthy, jobs going over seas, tax breaks to companies that shipped jobs over seas, deregulation of banks and insurance companies, and more (which I will leave to the experts to flush out), is the really true Unsustainable and break down and collapse of our economic system, fabric of society (bridges, roads, jobs, education), you name it, he failed in all aspects of this society.   There are "tent" cities popping up all over United States because families can no longer sustain to live in a house because they no longer have a job!

This new buzz word "unsustainable" is a hoax, disingenous and hypocritical.  Remember, they want Pres. Obama to Fail!  

And lastly, let's be Clear, George W. Bush's first year in office was spent more at the Ranch then in Washington.  Where was the Party of No's outrage then?  May be if George had spent more time in D.C. working, they would have been more alert about the signs leading to 9/11, just a thought.....

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GOP Unpatriotic in Accusing Pres. Obama of Being Unclear and Confused!

It is very Unpatriotic that every morning Morning Joe opens up with how Team Obama is so Confused and so muddled, when in fact he has been very clear about getting America back on track in the many avenues which have been neglected for all of these years. This assumption is false when in fact Team Obama has been clear that they are doing Stress Tests on the banks to figure out how to proceed.  Why that cannot be allowed to take place by some in the media, well we know the answer to that, Politics.  And, actually is Unpatriotic to the American people to continue to falsely accuse Team Obama for actions that are not real and to pretend things are so confused when they have never been so clear.  Daily they come out with their plans for the American people, plans which have long been ignored.  And, please media, stop saying Main Street is confused, we are not.  They are instituting policies for us now. When GOP brings up the era of "easy money" is over, we could ask, easy money for whom and to whom?  Not us, not Main Street...

As of yesterday, robocalls are going out to ask people to sign up to restructure thier mortgages (that is not confusion but action on behalf of the American people.)  It is too bad that when Republicans had their chance they did nothing for the people but use the word No, No, No, so it is no wonder they think Team Obama are doing to many things at once, being the party of no action that they were.

Let this Team have their chance to bring in real change.  The American people are not confused!  Please stop being so falsely and deceptively unpatriotic, because we know as Rush stated so blatantly, they want Pres. Obama to fail, which means the American people also fail.

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With the economy in freefall, Americans have a chance to reshape society for a more equitable distribution of wealth....

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/opinio n/10herbert.html?ref=opinion

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Charles Dow is Rolling Around in His Grave....

Charles Dow Rolls in His Grave: The Distortion of the Average He Made Famous - Friday, March 6, 2009  

Have you ever asked yourself why the Dow Jones Industrial Average contains non-industrial stocks? Why such a large weighting is given to financial companies such as American Express, Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan and AIG (Before its removal)? After all, you wouldn't expect to see General Motors included in a healthcare index or Goldman Sachs in the home builders index.

The Wikipedia entry for the Dow Jones Industrial Average states that:

"The average is computed from the stock prices of 30 of the largest and most widely held public companies in the United States. The "industrial" portion of the name is largely historical--many of the 30 modern components have little to do with traditional heavy industry."

We do not dispute the claim that the "industrial" portion is largely historical. Indeed, there are components which have little to do with industry. Financial companies, who do not produce anything, comprise a large weighting the in this average of American Industry.

Over the last 20 years, the Dow Jones has been reshaped into a basket of 30 conglomerate corporations, with little regard for the actual business they're in. Today's Dow Jones would be unrecognizable to the man who created it over a century ago.

History
The index was first published in 1896 by Charles Dow, Founder of the Dow Jones Company and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Dow created and monitored a  list of important industrial companies.  Along with the Industrial Average, he  created the  Railroad Index (Transportation) which he would track along with the industrial stocks to gauge the health of the economy.

The Dow Theory was created based on the notion that both indexes should rise together in a healthy economy. The concept was a simple one. While industrial companies made the goods, the rails transported those goods to market. One couldn't function without the other.

The original Industrial Average contained 12 industrial (Producers of goods) stocks:

- American Cotton Oil Company

  • American Sugar Company
  • American Tobacco Company
  •  Chicago Gas Company
  • Distilling & Cattle Feeding Company
  • General Electric
  • Laclede Gas Light Company
  • National Lead Company
  • North American Company, (Edison) electric company
  • Tennessee Coal,
  • U.S. Leather Company
  • United States Rubber Company

Notice that all of the companies in the index were producers of goods. There were no financial or bank stocks included in the average.  At the time of his death in 1902, Charles Dow's industrial average contained 12 stocks which were comprised of industrial producing companies such as US Steel, US Rubber, National Lead, American Car and Foundry, etc. Still no banks.

The Dow Jones Begins to Change (Era of Reganomics)

1982
80 years after the death of Charles Dow, American Express was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This marked the first time that a financial stock was added to the century old index.

1988
American can, a manufacturer of tin cans merged with Commercial credit corporation and adopted the name Primerica.

1991
JP Morgan was introduced to the Dow Jones in 1991 and replaced Primerica corporation.

1997
Travelers Group was added to the index. The company would later change its name to Citigroup.

2004
AIG was added.

2008
Bank of America was added.

Reasons:
We struggle to find an explanation as to why such changes were made. Was it because America became de-industrialized over the last quarter century? Was it merely a reflection of big business today? With companies such as General Motors and General Electric playing dominant roles in non-core businesses such as finance and banking? Or were these financial stocks added to the index in hopes of propping up its value with companies such as JP Morgan and AIG, whose earning power seemed indestructible? Our hunch is that it was a combination of  each.  (More at the link.)

http://www.chartingstocks.net/2009/03/ch arles-dow-rolls-in-his-grave-the-distort ion-of-the-average-he-made-famous/

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U.S. In Deep Doodoo, Written in 1998!

The United States Is In Deep Doodoo!

The following article was first written in 1998.

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Imagine for a moment that someone inherits a farm. Let's say that the farm has good topsoil, a good well, good breeding stock, good seed, and excellent farm equipment in good repair. Prior to passing into the control of the present owner the farm did a good business selling vegetables, meat, and dairy products to the local market, and it made a small profit. But let us suppose for a moment that the present owner of the farm doesn't understand farming, or isn't even really interested in learning. The present owner has no objection to standing around looking good, so he stays at the farm, standing in front of it, looking good to passers by. Of course, the bills still come in, so our farmer puts them on his credit card. When that bill comes due he uses another credit card, Then another. Pretty soon the interest payments alone are higher than his bills and the banks get nervous and call him. No problem. Our farmer sells the tractor, takes the money around to the various credit cards, the food store, the utilities, and pays off all his bills. Then he stands around in front of the farm looking good to passers-by, the lord of his domain.

Well, the bills still come in. Again the credit cards get loaded up. So, this time our farmer sells the harvester. Then later on, the cattle, then the chickens, then the seeds, then he leases the well to his neighbor and finally sells the top soil from his farm to another farm down the road whose soil is getting tired. The cash is taken around to the various creditors, the food store, the utilities, etc.

Now at this point, our farmer thinks everything is okay. The bills are paid, he has a little cash in his pocket, and everything is fine.

Of course, you know better. The farm simply does not exist any more; it's just an empty lot with a few buildings, and soon they will be gone as well. The path from the farmer's present condition to seizure of the property for unpaid taxes is a foregone conclusion, even if the farmer doesn't look far enough ahead to see it.

Poor, dumb, stupid farmer.

That farmer is our government, and our business leaders.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLE S/ARTICLE2/doodoo.html?q=ARTICLE2/doodoo .html

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