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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 05:37 PM
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Wag the Pig & more at Planet Waves
Planet Waves astrology blog has had some interesting columns (at least imo) touching on the swine flu created panic. here are a few excerpts so please click though to read the entire column...

Wag the Pig

In an interesting lowdown from the ABC (kind of like the BBC, only American) the writers demonstrate a history of pandemic-esque circumstances and our collective tendency toward panic. it seems that when the big boys cry wolf, anxiety sets in so much that we remain essentially unsure whether to ignore it, pat it or shoot it.

We reported yesterday that the dubious corporation Baxter stands to make a lot of money from this whole situation, despite well-reported prior negligence where the health of the public is concerned. For big pharmaceuticals its business as usual or, perhaps, unusual. With probable boosts in profit from anti-swine medicine, a number of drug companies share prices went up significantly this week, particularly Gilead Sciences, manufacturer of Tamiflu. (Gilead, in case you were wondering, was where Rummy used to make big, responsible decisions before becoming Bushs number one defense lackey, and the co-inventor of that brilliant thing known as Iraq.)

Gilead shares would no doubt explode in the event of a pandemic: the FDA has just created measures for Tamiflu to be broadly dispensed in an emergency even to children under the age of 1, which goes against requirements of the drugs own label. The problem with Tamiflu is that its ineffective unless used within 48 hours after exposure, that is to say, considerably before symptoms have appeared. So what do you do, take it every day? As a supplement? A prophylactic?

SNIP

Ultimately, its very noticeable how after consuming the plate for the past few weeks, pesky economic issues and things like torture memos have suddenly and very rapidly fallen by the wayside. Maybe were dealing with our first major case of Wag the Pig. As usual, the ever-faithful Onion reports promotes some healthy perspective.


Individual and collective growth, here and now

Mercury in Gemini can be pretty gosh darned slippery and tricksterish, and now were going to have him/her/it slow to a station there, making a quincunx to Pluto and a trine to the North Node. Given the surge of vital force (i.e., sex energy) that is spouting at this time, and the way we are trained to convert that to fear, we may be in for an interesting ride on the back of a pig. Note, this is not the normal time of year to be talking about death. It is springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere, and its time to be frolicking in the fields and forests, flirting your head off and sniffing the pretty people as they walk by.

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There is a good bit of skepticism going around about this current flu news. True enough, plenty of people will gladly herd themselves into boxcars to get some kind of flu shot, so this is an excellent exercise in why its a good idea to think for yourself.

However, something else is going on, which is we are getting a sense of how frail the world can seem, and how intense the lurking threat of death is just below the veil of normal waking awareness. Combine that with someones agenda to make a killing off of a new vaccine and you can get a dangerous combination, but its only dangerous when we dont think for ourselves.

Its fair to call this whole episode an emergence of the shadow of death. Most of us dont want to consider death consciously, so then when something happens that threatens us (terrorism, a sneezing pig) the result can be pandemic panic. Oh Pan, oh Pan, wherefore art thou?

We have to have this conversation; we need to give death a voice, but not some haircut on CNN freaking us out about the flu.
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mother earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 05:47 PM
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1. Wag the Pig! Ha-hah!!! Thanks for this one, SK!
I love it. It is so right on.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 06:02 PM
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4. You are very welcome :)
please check out the other colums I posted below when you have the time. Astrology of Swine Flu is esp. good IMO touching on 2012, the Jupiter Neptune Chiron on going conjunction and upcoming Saturn Square Pluto as well.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 05:51 PM
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2. Wake up and smellthe money
http://planetwaves.net/pagetwo/2009/04/27/swine-flu-ast... /

I gather that a few other people have been thinking about it too. I learned, for example, there was a conference in Mexico two weeks ago, and Barack was there, talkin drugs and walls and immigration and NAFTA and such, and he shook hands with a guy who spontaneously died, ostensibly of the Tortilla Flu, 24 hours (wait, CNN is reporting that it was one week) later. Here is an article from the Daily Mail, for which I used to write horoscopes (Cainer still writes them, and I can only vouch for their accuracy and for no other part of the newspaper). I think that having Obama at the epicenter just before disaster strikes is, well, interesting.

Cam, who plays shortstop for Planet Waves and who is visiting from Australia, dropped in with this odd fact: a company called Baxter is doing quite well in the midst of this chaos, despite its recent grotesque misdeeds surrounding bird flu. And here is some video that he dug up that will send chills down your spine. Its as mainstream as it gets MSNBC.

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Tracy, the Astrology Programming Dutchess of Wales, dropped in with one of her perfect Pisces logic comments that summed the whole thing up, when I asked her what she thought: Most of the cases seem to be mild. America conjunct Hylonome (in the public health emergency chart, suggesting 'self inflicted situation for the United States and/or the Americas'). Ive decided what I think. I think the outbreak in Mexico has been reacted to in this way because it happened under this astrology, not the other way round if you see what I mean. Anything that happens now can get blown out of proportion.

I see what JUST she means. Fish eye view chicken? egg? egg carton? Benedict? which came first? I think shes getting at: we are seeing the astrology of a reaction and not an epidemic. The whole Moon void of course, square Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter, feels like a Jaguar with the clutch down going into a spin. Oh, we also discovered that Hidalgo (all things Mexico) is square the triple conjunction. This is the astrology joking around with us. Cheers to Padre Hidalgo, I love that old troublemaker. Here are Tracys asteroids.

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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 05:56 PM
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3. Wake up and smell the fear
http://planetwaves.net/pagetwo/2009/04/27/astrology-swi...

The fear level we are seeing, however, is merely an eruption of what has been around for a long time. After decades of denial and being kept under the bed, it is now spilling out into the room. Our lives these years have, in one sense, been a long litany of what to be scared of, from wiretapping to the threat of terrorism to the continuing threat of nuclear war.

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Late last night, my good friend and astrology mentor David Arner reached me in Madison to go over the chart. He agreed with my interpretation but added two points. He suggested that the disinformation/confusion factor was a good bit higher than I was suggesting; and that Obama was telling the truth as far as he knew it, but he didnt know the truth.

The Moon in its rather tenuous position void of course, after just having made squares to Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune suggests strongly that the public is in the same straits.

I suggest that you turn down the volume on input sources saying how bad this is going to be, and those that pump the uncertainty factor. If you are looking for vectors of this pathogen, the most prominent is television, which has nothing new to add to the discussion and is simply spreading negativity. As I have said, the disease itself is fear, but physical influenza is more likely to manifest in a state of fear than it is in any other condition. Therefore, if you want to address this for yourself, it would be wise to turn off the television and process your feelings.

(*MUCH* more to read here: http://planetwaves.net/pagetwo/2009/04/27/astrology-swi... )


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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 06:55 PM
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5. I am reminded of one of the sub-plots in "V for Vendetta" ...
... where the country unleashes a manmade 'bio agent' into the population then miraculously one of the big pharma companies is able to come up with an antidote ... and the bank accounts of certain people in very high places get mighty fat off of the nameless terror.

:tinfoilhat:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 09:02 PM
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6. I'll take some of that tinfoil...
Use any kind of logic and connect Rumsfeld the humanitarian drug manufacturer to Rumsfeld the most horrid master of torture device.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 09:03 PM
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7. Thanks, Shallah! Good stuff. nt
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mother earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 07:53 AM
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8. Good stuff, Shallah, kicking this up.
Edited on Thu Apr-30-09 08:01 AM by mother earth
It's interesting to see how astrologers are interpreting this whole little drama...even down to the Obama moon interpretation. You know, what the dirty profiteers don't "get" is that this is going to help health care issues. Health care for everyone NOW!

If they understood they were helping Obama in the long run, they might decide to forego the panic profiteering. This is why I could care less about Wall St., it would be a better world without all of the pull for info/profits to be skewed, esp. when it comes to big pharmaceuticals, etc.
I hope that single payer health care wins out, to heck with insurance co's having any say, we need real watchdogs for a working health care system, no alterior motives, just real honest-to-goodness health care. (Make sure you view that vid...your blood will boil. I wonder how many will rush out to get a vaccine for this wag the pig flu?)

Why Szy, lol, on the Rummy connection! The bums are still looking for ways to line their dirty pockets. Just because we've got a dem in the WH, has not slowed down their relentless greed. It has only forced them to utilize other factions...it's probably always been this way, it's just we understand more now.

I say wear your tinfoil proudly, I love mine. (And I really don't buy into this NWO stuff, this is about greed & money, everything they do is about the pricetag...the profiteers are without conscience.)
:tinfoilhat:

Good work, Shallah!
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