Sunday, November 30, 2003

Signs of the Times -

Signs of the Times #503 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
I live in Charlottesville, VA. I have been watching my compass very closely for weeks. Taking Nov 10 as a starting point, here´s a short list of the movement of magnetic north: a 3 degree move westward lasting for a few days, an additional 5 degree move, a pullback to 7 degrees westward lasting for a day, a return to 3 degrees westward from reference point, an 18 degree swing eastward on Nov 20, a further 4 degree swing eastward on Nov 25, a 2 degree retreat westward the the current position. In summary, in just over two weeks the magnetic north pole has moved within a range of 27 degrees. The current position of magnetic north is way eastward.

Signs of the Times #502 (via email to Nancy)
It looked like a Second Sun, my brother came and saw it. He even asked: ‘What?! Is that the Sun again?!’ Wish you could have seen that Sun, it had all red around... though the Planet X didn’t shine so brightly as the Sun did... But I was astonished when I saw that sharp shimmering red circle ... The Sun was gone and darkness was about. Suddenly into the sunset, a sort of glimmering began to appear, and about 3 or 4 minutes later it was scarlet. The sunset had finished already. ... Some 5 minutes passed and there was light coming, more and more, and the sunset itself turned out to be surpsisingly red, so from down below the clouds were shockingly red, and in the centre we noticed a light ball that was emitting a few rays up and along aside. 10 minutes later the lights started to die dramatically and darkness fell. [Note: reported by Michael Grigoriev, 21 Nov., after the sunset, from the capital of Moldavia, Chisineu.]

Signs of the Times #501 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
My son has also seen it. He spends a lot of sunsets and sunrises on the golf courses on the mountains ridges of NC. My husband had to say that he had seen it with the naked eye. As we were walking down the beach the other day I said to him ‘If the sun is setting over there’ pointing towards the right. ‘What is that light there?’ Pointing to the left out over the ocean. He said, ‘I don´t know.’ [and from another] This morning [Nov 26] walking to work I looked up and thought I saw the sun through the clouds. Then I looked to my right, and there was the Sun, much larger than the other sun I had seen through the light clouds. It was hazy enough that looking at either of them did not hurt my eyes. Since I haven´t even looked for a Second Sun in months and am half sceptical about the Planet X hypotheses anyway, this was a shocker. [and from another] That is similar to how I saw it most recently. My husband called me to come out of the house. I stood on the front steps and saw what I believed to be the Sun behind a little bit of cloud. And then I saw the Sun, which had been behind the next house. When I saw both together, it was clear which was the real sun, and the one that I mistook for the sun was clearly smaller.

Signs of the Times #500 (via email to Nancy)
I am at 7,000 foot elevation in NM. At 11:00 PM the horizon to the SSW was still light like a late sunset [Nov 25]. This is most unusual and not at all normal. The lighted horizon is slowly fading and the clock time is now approaching midnight. This is where the sun has been setting the past few weeks, but always an immediate dark horizon. [and from another email] The sky was so light in Missouri [Nov 26], it felt like the sunrise was 20 minutes early, where is was only 6 minutes early! Last night, it was very light, for a long time. [and from another email] Honolulu Sunrise was supposed to occur at 6:48 AM. Something else is rising at 5:30 AM. It isn't the moon because moonrise for Honolulu isn't until 8:56 AM. [Note: photo at right.]

Signs of the Times #499 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
I live near the East Coast and have been noticing the high tides have been getting alarmingly high. I have never in my life observed this before. The other day on the radio in the morning I heard a warning for flooding in low lying areas due to the tides. This I have never heard bfore either. [and from another] We´ve had 20 to 50 foot waves crashing into the north east side of all the Hawaii islands [Nov 25]. This has never happened before. [Note: this is a ZetaTalk prediction in 1999 and 2000.]

Signs of the Times #498 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
The Indians have announced they had a big meeting and they believed it was no longer safe to be in the Seattle area. In Yellowstone they have followed the lead of the animals who have vacated the area. It is only in the danger zone I believe 600 miles surrounding the Park. In Seattle is was not difficult to make that decision as thumping has been heard under the ground and it sounded like the ancient drums near the villages which is the final warning the Indians said they were expecting. The ancestors left prophecies and drumming was the signal.

Signs of the Times #497 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
I do not believe Bush went to Iraq [Nov 27]. There are no actual video footage of him outside of the tent, period. That tent could be on Ft Carson, Colorado, Andrews AFB, or some tent on his ranch in Crawford. There is not a shred of proof he went. [and from another] On Monday [Nov 25] at Ft Carson. Bush had no tan, his face was as cold as ice, though not as red as in London last Thursday. The video of today, his face was all reddish, burnt and peeling [photo at right]. Like he´d been out in the sun for days! So are we to believe he spent all day Tuesday outside in the late November Texan sun? [and from another] I certainly wouldn´t be surprised if he had a double. [and from another] He didn´t get that sunburn in Iraq, because he barely got off the plane. The entire photo/PR op was inside the hangar. [Note: rumors of several Bush look-alikes have long been rumored.]

Signs of the Times #496
Evidence Indicates Wellstone Crash was No Accident [Nov 20] ‘An abrupt cessation of communication between the plane and the tower took place at about 10:18 a.m., the same time an odd cell phone phenomenon occurred with a driver in the immediate vicinity. ... Carol Carmody, a former employee with the CIA, the head of the team, announced the day after that the FBI had found no indications of terrorist involvement. ... the cause of the crash, which has yet to be determined to this very day. So how could the FBI possibly know? ... The FBI´s prompt arrival was peculiar. ... the Duluth office of the FBI and was told that the team of ´recovery´ agents had not come from Duluth but had traveled from the FBI office in Minneapolis. I calculate that this team would have had to have left the Twin Cities at about the same time the Wellstone plane was taking off.'

Signs of the Times #494 (via email to Nancy)
This evening [Nov 24] in Salt Lake City, Utah our local television news station KSL showed a picture of this bright object in the sky next to the sun. This is the third time in the last two weeks that this station has reported on this subject. They are trying to explain to their watching public what this object is. The weather people are calling this a Sundog. Except this Sundog does not seem to go away. [and from another source] I saw this thing with my own eyes a few times. In fact, my Mother, who knew nothing about the fact that planet X was supposed to be there, spotted it first. This was almost 2 months ago that I saw it first. I also saw it about a week ago, and it is definately bigger.

Signs of the Times #493 (ZeatTalk)
The situation in Iraq has become obvious, where citizens now drag US Military from their vehicles and kill them with their bare hands. Such is the degree to which the Bush/Blair coalition have won the hearts and minds of the people there. How might this conflict zone, and others around the world, move as the pole shift precursors overtake them, quakes tumbling the cities and tearing up the roadways, gas and oil lines rupturing and becoming infernos, and communications virtually worthless with satellites lost and sudden power outages? ZetaTalk: Conflict Zone

Signs of the Times #492 (ZetaTalk)
Envisioning the dire situation in the days leading up to the shift, and following, many good hearted folk wonder what they are supposed to do when there is a single loaf of bread for supper and a thousand mouths to feed. Of course, this is no different than today, for many. Starvation is rampant around the world, in many countries indigenous, so it is only those in affluent environments who wonder such things. Those already starving know how these matters are settle. But the reaction to starvation differs immensely, based on spiritual orientation. ZetaTalk: Starvation

Signs of the Times #491 ‘The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised federal agencies to initiate emergency counterterrorism measures.... The department´s current terror threat level stands at yellow, or elevated, indicating there is only a significant risk of terrorist attacks. Publicly, it has recommended Americans continue with plans for work or leisure. Behind the scenes, however, it has directed federal and state law enforcement, as well as security personnel, to initiate protective measures under its highest threat level – red – a condition when there is an imminent risk of terrorist attacks.’ [and from another source] Britain on Red Alert [Nov23] ‘The plan to step up to the highest possible security state follows last weeks devastating terrorist attacks on British targets in Turkey ... Fears of martyrdom operations by terrorists against targets in Britain were heightened last night after it emerged that a possible poison attack in London was thwarted last year.’ [Note: if the poison attempt was a year ago, why the wait? Perhaps the security is over Planet X, in reality.]

Signs of the Times #490 (via email to Nancy)
Something to do with magnetic field disturbance maybe: More than 100 dead whales have been found [Nov 24] on a remote stretch of Tasmania's west coast. He said it was believed there were 103 whales on the beach and they had apparently been dead for sometime. A similar event occurred in New Zealand only a week ago.

Signs of the Times #489 (via email to Nancy)
Once again the weather is going crazy down here in Brasil [Nov 21]. Yesterday in day time it was about 35 celsius,and today (day time) about 15 C. When the sun is out it´s boiling hot,but when clouds cover the sun the tempeture drops dramaticly. This kind of weather we see down here in autum or winter time. The problem is that we are in spring, almost into summer time. [and from another source] Yesterday [Nov 21] it was 74 degrees here in the Ozarks. At 2:30 AM this morning it was 68 and the wind was howling. 8 AM the temp was 70 with heavy rain. It´s now 5:15 PM and 40 degrees with a freeze warning for tonight. Temps are expected to be in the mid 20´s with wind chill in the teens. Everything´s normal, go shopping.

Signs of the Times #488 (via email to Nancy)
I looked [Nov 23] at the rising sun in Guyana, using my diskette film. The Sun is still very bright so I put on a blue tinted Rayban shades and looked again through the filter. I was stunned to see a round object about half the size of the Sun at the 8 o'clock position, left of the Sun. Still faint but very much present. When I looked through the diskette film alone I could not see it. When I used a brown shade I also could not see it. I advise people to try this method. [and from another source] Saw this yesterday [Nov 24] with my large pinhole experiment. From here in Connecticut, it was a huge bulge from the sun at 8 o´clock also.

Signs of the Times #487 (Nancy)
Slowing, across the board. This is slight, but consistent, and just this week. A study on webcams photos, where the Date/Time stamp allowed comparison to Skymap, also showed a slowing trend across the board in November for sunrise and sunset. After rotational surging, Ecliptic bump up, Orbit halting, and occasional tilt, it is a relief to see just a steady late trend. Bear in mind we’re talking minutes here, a slow pace.

Signs of the Times #486 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
Nevada has been hit again [Nov 23]. 23Nov2003 12:19:59.0 40.7N 115.2W 10 M =4.5 M NEI NEVADA 1346 Northeast of Tonopah, it happened halfway across the state. However, you can draw a straight line from Long Valley CA, through Tonopah and this new quake, and come out remarkably near Yellowstone. Scallions´s line from Alaska to Mono Lake, CA to Yellowstone was actually a vivid warning. Look at the massive swarm near Alaska it had and unprecidented amount of large quakes in that swarm. Then look at The Nevada swarm which was just outside Mono it was an unprecidented swarm for Nevada by any means. We felt the little shakey on the 18th. Its more of a rumbling sound usually, but than again we´ve been hearing rumbles and alot of distant boooms at night when its quiet here. And no its not distant blasting! Its not sonic booms! More of a hollowness to it, no echo!

Signs of the Times #485
South Korea [Nov 19] ‘On Wednesday, some 70,000 farmers from across the country gathered in Yeouido, a Seoul district where the National Assembly is located, to condemn the government´s move to sign a free trade agreement with Chile, saying it will devastate the domestic farming industry. Thousands of riot police were deployed to block the farmers who wielded iron bars, bamboo sticks and other fighting instruments. After staging rallies in Yeouido and elsewhere, the farmers tried to march down streets, scuffling with riot police. .. In Buan, North Jeolla Province, more than 3,000 residents held a violent rally to denounce the government´s plan to build a nuclear waste dump in the area, claiming proper consultations were not made with the local community. Many of the demonstrators fought with police and hurled firebombs.’

Signs of the Times #484
Georgian Leader Pressured to Resign [Nov 22] ‘Thousands of protesters flooded the capital of Georgia and vowed not to leave until President Eduard Shevardnadze resigns over a parliamentary election scandal that has transformed into a full-blown national crisis. ... This poverty-stricken country has slid into its biggest political crisis in years, with pro- and anti-Shevardnadze forces vowing to avoid bloodshed but also refusing to budge. Both sides are amassing thousands of supporters in the already tense capital. ... Calls for Shevardnadze's resignation reflect growing popular resentment at the widespread unemployment, poverty and chaos here 12 years after the Soviet Union collapsed.’

Signs of the Times #483 (via email to Nancy)
Using the Air Lens today [Nov 21] the Planet X cluster in in three separate moon swirl sections. One is circular. Aparently the moons are not in trail now, but orbiting the planet. The second swirl is oval shaped today. It is perhaps 10X larger than the first. Third swirl is scattered. Thicker near second part and then gets sparse. I can distinguish the 3 parts with several filters, so I know there are 3. [Note: this description matches what has been captured, same time frame, from places around the world - New Zeland, Japan, and New York! Quadruple confirmation!]

Signs of the Times #482 (via email to Nancy)
A 30 inch water main exploded [Nov 18] according to the local news in Overland Park, Kansas. Looked like a huge fountain of water on the news, channel4 Fox. [and from another source] Broadcasting the finale and reunion of Survivor: Pearl Island live from Panama on December 14 ... were scrubbed after the Panama City landmark Arco Chato collapsed on November 7. The Arco Chato (flat arch), an elliptical arch built around 1675 as part of the Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo and one of Panama's top tourist attractions, had been intended to serve as the primary location for the live broadcast.

Signs of the Times #481 (via email to Nancy)
Re: 6.7 in Poland [Nov 17] 17Nov2003 06:43:11.3 52.0N 17.0E 0 ML=6.7 M LDG POLAND 0719 which was not reported by the USGS for days. From someone in Poland. ‘We've had an EQ, anyway the windows are shaking here for several days. In my entire life this has never happened until now. Poland? Earthquake? This was not trucks or trains or planes. Just the barrroooom storm like effect. And the weather is completely out of calendar, we've had spring temperatures and the flowers on apple trees are blossoming for week or two. At one of our farms at north, a ground-hole appeared, it was approx seven meters deep, and round shaped. Ground-moving?’

Signs of the Times #480 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
There are already more volcanoes going off than any other time in history that we know of, and the earthquakes at Rainer, St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Three sisters are not being reported at all. This I know from freinds in Cougar WA. Ground shook there this morning, not one report on USGS and they are not keeping up with the one´s they are reporting. There was a 2.0 here in Oregon 2 days ago [Nov 18] that was felt for 30 mile radius. How can a 2.0 generate that kind of shaking? It can´t. A 4.0 could but not a 2.0. There are alot of under reporting of the mag´s of quakes. [Note: no surprise to Troubled Times, which reported the quake and volcano Increase in 1995.]

Signs of the Times #479 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
The Growing List of Grid BlackOuts - WorldWide in 2003 Chile - November 7, Bahamas - November 6, Brazil - October 29 - 31, Bangladesh - October 30, UK - October 17, Argentina - October 16, Guam - October 12, Australia - October 9, Czech Republic - October 8, Israeli Power Outage - October 4, Italy / Switzerland - September 28, Sweden / eastern Denmark - September 2, Yucatan Peninsula - September 2, England - August 28, Rep. of Georgia - August 19, US / Canada - August 14 - 15

Signs of the Times #478 (via email to Nancy)
On NOVA (PBS) a program all about the weakening of our earth's magnetic field [Nov 18]. For 300 years, (studies of magnetized pots and lava shows) the earth's field has been weakening and is on the decrease, may be overdue for the change. There was also a study made of Mars and the disappearance of its' magnetic field. I imagine that is one answer to why our magnets are fluctuating these days. They did say though the pole did shift 60 degrees in a matter of 10 days. The geologist has proof in the hardened lava. They said you could see the drift of up to 6 degrees/day. [Note: no surprise to Troubled Times, which had the Steens Mt. info on the web for ages.]

Signs of the Times #477 ‘What´s truly amazing, since some people here on Earth have been expecting and predicting a pole shift for some time now, is that the Russians report that Uranus and Neptune appear to have had recent pole shifts. When the Voyager II space probe flew past Uranus and Neptune, the apparent north and south magnetic poles were sizably offset from where the rotational pole was in earlier recordings. In one case, it was 50 degrees off, and in the other case the difference was around 40 degrees.’

Signs of the Times #476 ‘The atmospheres of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also are changing, according to the Russians, but they didn´t explain. The brightness of the planets is changing. Venus is showing marked increases in its overall brightness. Jupiter´s energetic charge has risen so high that there is actually a visible tube of ionizing radiation that´s formed between the surface of Jupiter and its moon Io. You can actually see the luminous energy tube in photographs that have been taken recently. Uranus and Neptune also are becoming brighter. The magnetic fields are changing. Jupiter´s magnetic field has more than doubled. Uranus´s magnetic field is changing no explanation. Neptune´s magnetic field is increasing. All three of these planets are becoming brighter, and their atmospheric qualities, say the Russians, are changing but they do not explain what is meant by this.'

Signs of the Times #475 'The Russians report two more facts: 1) On Earth, the overall volcanic activity increased 500 percent from 1875 to 1975, while the earthquake activity has increased by 400 percent since 1973. 2) Dr. Dmitriev says that comparing the years 1963 to 1993, the overall number of natural disasters hurricanes, typhoons, mud slides, tidal waves, etc. has increased by 410 percent. The Earth´s magnetic field has been decreasing. This decrease actually began 2000 years ago, but the rate of decrease suddenly became much more rapid 500 years ago. Now, in the last 20 years or so, the magnetic field has become erratic. Aeronautical maps of the world which are used to allow airplanes to land using automatic pilot systems have had to be revised worldwide in order for the automatic pilot systems to work.'

Signs of the Times #474 'Late last year, the Arctic ice cap on the exact spot of the North Pole completely melted for the first time in known history. Green Peace reported that, relative to the winter ice pattern, the cap had previously melted over 300 miles toward the pole, and that late last year both military and civilian ships were able to actually pass directly over the North Pole. It was water. Until now, as far as we know, there has never been a time where the ice was less than ten feet thick. In contrast, the South Pole has an ice cap that is about three miles deep, and yet huge pieces of ice continue to break off and melt.'

The Non-existence of Al Quaeda has been freaking me out!!

Posted By: billym Date: Sunday, 30 November 2003, 12:59 a.m.

I have been thinking a lot about this lately too! And it has been really freaking me out! They keep talking about Al Quaeda as if it were actually some thing, some "organization," some entity which is to blame for all the bombs going off all around the world. But who is really behind all these various bombs going off here and there in the world?

We know that some Israelis connected to Mossad were caught setting up a fake "Al-Quaeda" cell in Palestine.And many of the bombings blamed on Al-Quaeda seem to have the earmarks of having been hoaxed Al-Quaeda events carried out by "other parties." What if the whole "Al Quaeda" thing were just completely made-up (by certain parties) as an illusion that the world shall be made to believe? My mind is in total bafflement as I struggle to understand how so huge a percentage of the world's people could believe in a totally false history, believe such a giant set of lies, all together, so many people, accepting a manufactured and erroneous view of everthing, just as the liars intended it to be.

Al-Quaeda could mainly be a joint CIA-Mossad super secret program, for all we know. Who knows? If you were Mossad, or the CIA, needing desperately a new perpetual enemy, wouldn't YOU just make-up a fake organization out of nowhere and go around setting bombs of (e.g. as "Al-Quaeda") so that the drums of new wars might roll on, to your corporation's heart's content? That project would seem to be a natural for either of these two groups, and as secret as can be, of course.

Just make it up! Make up your own reality and make the world believe it. The science of lies. How can it possibly have worked so well? This much success I never dreamed of.

The absolutely amazing thing to me, as I have been watching it happen, is that huge numbers of people will simply believe what you tell them, if you keep telling them over and over. People are sleeping automatons believing the official line without question! This is what is amazing. It is the perfect example of one of Gurdjieff's most basic principles: Man is asleep.

How many people in the world believe that Osama bin Laden planned and executed the 9-11 attacks. A lot! The official version is believed even though it is full of holes and absurdly ridiculous. Once you realize that, it becomes astonishing that the repetition of the lie through the media has brought about mass belief in a giant set of lies. Never in history has propaganda worked so well. This is well thought out. Crazy schemes of secret agencies: is all of our history since 9-11 just based on the grandest hoax ever devised?

Are there secret insulated levels of the secret government where groups of mad geniuses lay out plans on wide tables and run their programs and projects to manipulate all worldly events to write upon the earth the history that they desire?

That is why this is freaking me out because I see that the "world" has been deluded, that is, the common ordinary people by a huge majority believe a lie. So I am living in this world believing in something which almost no one else believes. The cognitive dissonance is there, in that what I know to be true is disbelieved by so many, and to feel that is to get the flavor of what being insane is like. In general, no one believes me! So it all makes me feel momentarily insane.

That is why the question about the reality of some major thing called "Al Quaeda" really freaks me out. Because how could so many believe a complete fabrication? I had no idea that a giant hoax and a lot of repetitious propaganda could work so well!

Imagine you wake up one day and you find out everyone in the world has gone to sleep at once. Everywhere you go, nothing is happening, because everyone is asleep and can't wake up. What would you do? You would go traveling all around to see if you could find another person who was still awake, wouldn't you? You would crave that. Because then you would be able to realize that you are not insane! The existence of just one other waking person would prove many things to you. What a relief that would be.

For those who want perpetual low-level wars the most natural thing in the world would be to create your own enemy, a mythic enemy, but one which nearly everyone will believe. It is a grand project, necessary for those who planned it, to get what they want, a perfect hoax leading into a make-believe world and a make-believe history, making the world believe that a lie is true.

Some will say it has always been this way, to one degree or another, that the "people" have always been living in illusions, their own, and those created for them and drummed into their heads by certain powers that be. That is okay. I guess it is true. But in all my life I have never before seen it splayed all down there before me and in such stark black and white. Who would ever have believed that such a vast majority of mankind could accept the official line of the man in a cave planning and pulling off a crack superior military strike that would be difficult enough for a super power.

Once I realized that 9-11 was a hoax, I realized that one must question everything. And that includes the question "Is this whole great 'Al Quaeda' itself also just a hoax? If 9-11 was a hoax then one might assume that the mythic and unknown "Al Quaeda" is also a part of that Grand Hoax. And if so I realize that the "world" is insane, the people believe anything you tell them, because they are asleep, they are dreaming.

And realizing that the world is insane and living in a complete illusion, realizing that has been lately really freaking me out! The Rumor Mill News Reading Room

The 22 Rules of Trading

Dennis Gartman:

1. Never, under any circumstance add to a losing position.... ever! Nothing more need be said; to do otherwise will eventually and absolutely lead to ruin!

2. Trade like a mercenary guerrilla. We must fight on the winning side and be willing to change sides readily when one side has gained the upper hand.

3. Capital comes in two varieties: Mental and that which is in your pocket or account. Of the two types of capital, the mental is the more important and expensive of the two. Holding to losing positions costs measurable sums of actual capital, but it costs immeasurable sums of mental capital .

4. The objective is not to buy low and sell high, but to buy high and to sell higher. We can never know what price is "low." Nor can we know what price is "high." Always remember that sugar once fell from $1.25/lb to 2 cent/lb and seemed "cheap" many times along the way.

5. In bull markets we can only be long or neutral, and in bear markets we can only be short or neutral. That may seem self-evident; it is not, and it is a lesson learned too late by far too many.

6. "Markets can remain illogical longer than you or I can remain solvent," according to our good friend, Dr. A. Gary Shilling. Illogic often reigns and markets are enormously inefficient despite what the academics believe.

7. Sell markets that show the greatest weakness, and buy those that show the greatest strength. Metaphorically, when bearish, throw your rocks into the wettest paper sack, for they break most readily. In bull markets, we need to ride upon the strongest winds... they shall carry us higher than shall lesser ones.

8. Try to trade the first day of a gap, for gaps usually indicate violent new action. We have come to respect "gaps" in our nearly thirty years of watching markets; when they happen (especially in stocks) they are usually very important.

9. Trading runs in cycles: some good; most bad. Trade large and aggressively when trading well; trade small and modestly when trading poorly. In "good times," even errors are profitable; in "bad times" even the most well researched trades go awry. This is the nature of trading; accept it.

10. To trade successfully, think like a fundamentalist; trade like a technician. It is imperative that we understand the fundamentals driving a trade, but also that we understand the market's technicals. When we do, then, and only then, can we or should we, trade.

11. Respect "outside reversals" after extended bull or bear runs. Reversal days on the charts signal the final exhaustion of the bullish or bearish forces that drove the market previously. Respect them, and respect even more "weekly" and "monthly," reversals.

12. Keep your technical systems simple. Complicated systems breed confusion; simplicity breeds elegance.

13. Respect and embrace the very normal 50-62% retracements that take prices back to major trends. If a trade is missed, wait patiently for the market to retrace. Far more often than not, retracements happen... just as we are about to give up hope that they shall not.

14. An understanding of mass psychology is often more important than an understanding of economics. Markets are driven by human beings making human errors and also making super-human insights.

15. Establish initial positions on strength in bull markets and on weakness in bear markets. The first "addition" should also be added on strength as the market shows the trend to be working. Henceforth, subsequent additions are to be added on retracements.

16. Bear markets are more violent than are bull markets and so also are their retracements.

17. Be patient with winning trades; be enormously impatient with losing trades. Remember it is quite possible to make large sums trading/investing if we are "right" only 30% of the time, as long as our losses are small and our profits are large.

18. The market is the sum total of the wisdom ... and the ignorance...of all of those who deal in it; and we dare not argue with the market's wisdom. If we learn nothing more than this we've learned much indeed.

19. Do more of that which is working and less of that which is not: If a market is strong, buy more; if a market is weak, sell more. New highs are to be bought; new lows sold.

20. The hard trade is the right trade: If it is easy to sell, don't; and if it is easy to buy, don't. Do the trade that is hard to do and that which the crowd finds objectionable. Peter Steidelmeyer taught us this twenty five years ago and it holds truer now than then.

21. There is never one cockroach! This is the "winning" new rule submitted by our friend, Tom Powell.

22. All rules are meant to be broken: The trick is knowing when... and how infrequently this rule may be invoked!

US admits failings as Afghan poppy output doubles

Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan doubled between 2002 and 2003 to a level 36 times higher than in the last year of rule by the Taliban.

Toll on U.S. troops in Iraq grows as wounded rolls approach 10,000

Nearly 10,000 U.S. troops have been killed, wounded, injured or become ill enough to require evacuation from Iraq since the war began, the equivalent of almost one Army division, according to the Pentagon.


On Sunday, November 23, I took part in a nonviolent civil disobedience action at Fort Benning, GA, to protest the U.S. Army´s School of the Americas (SOA, now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). Shortly after more than two dozen of us entered Fort Benning and were arrested, US Military Police took us to a warehouse on the base for "processing." I was directed to a station for an initial search, where a woman soldier began shouting at me to look straight ahead and spread my legs. I turned to ask her why she was shouting at me and was ordered to keep my mouth shut, look straight ahead, and spread my legs wider. She then began an aggressive body search. When ordered to raise one leg a second time, I temporarily lost my balance while still being roughly searched and, in my view, 'womanhandled.'

I decided that I shouldn't go along with this dehumanizing action any longer. When I lowered my arms and said, quietly, "I'm sorry, but I can't any longer cooperate with this," I was instantly pushed to the floor. Five soldiers squatted around me, one of them referring to me with an expletive (this f_ _ _ er) and began to cuff my wrists and ankles and then bind my wrists and ankles together.

Then one soldier leaned on me, with his or her knee in my back. Unable to get a full breath, I gasped and moaned, "I can't breathe." I repeated this many times and then began begging for help. When I said, "Please, I've had four lung collapses before," the pressure on my back eased. Four soldiers then carried me, hogtied, to the next processing station for interrogation and propped me in a kneeling position. The soldier standing to my left, who had been assigned to "escort" me, gently told me that soon the ankle and wrist cuffs, which were very tight, would be cut off. He politely let me know that he would have to move my hair, which was hanging in front of my face, so that my picture could be taken. I told him I'd appreciate that.

I was then carried to the next station. There, one of the soldiers who'd been part of pushing me to the floor knelt in front of me, and, with his nose about two inches from mine, told me that because I was combative I should know that if I didn't do exactly as instructed when they uncuffed one hand, he would pepper spray me. I asked him to describe how I'd been combative, but he didn't answer.

After the processing, I was unbound, shackled with wrist and ankle chains, and led to the section where other peaceful activists, also shackled, awaited transport to the Muskogee County jail.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

In the Caribbean, 36 pilot whales beached themselves and half way around the world 100 other pilot whales have beached.

More than 100 new "security" regulations pending in Washington, some of which appear to be backdoor attempts at things like gun control, BUT in the past 2-years, nearly three million foreigners have come to the U.S. - and of these about half are illegals. It makes a sane person ask "If we've got all these security laws in the wake of 9/11, why are the borders STILL leaking like a sieve?"

Chip implant gets cash under your skin

By Declan McCullagh, CNET

Radio frequency identification tags aren't just for pallets of goods in supermarkets anymore.

Applied Digital Solutions of Palm Beach, Fla., is hoping that Americans can be persuaded to implant RFID chips under their skin to identify themselves when going to a cash machine or in place of using a credit card. The surgical procedure, which is performed with local anesthetic, embeds a 12-by-2.1mm RFID tag in the flesh of a human arm.

ADS Chief Executive Scott Silverman, in a speech at the ID World 2003 conference in Paris last Friday, said his company had developed a "VeriPay" RFID technology and was hoping to find partners in financial services firms. MORE .....

Secretary of Homeland Security to be included in the line of Presidential succession

Source: Congressional record

To provide for the Secretary of Homeland Security to be included in the line of Presidential succession. (Referred to House Committee after being Received from Senate)

S 148 ES

1st Session

S. 148

July 7, 2003

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To provide for the Secretary of Homeland Security to be included in
the line of Presidential succession.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 19(d)(1) of title 3, United States Code, is amended by
inserting `Secretary of Homeland Security,' after `Attorney

Passed the Senate June 27, 2003.

The Dark Historical Roots Of Our 'Thanksgiving' Lest We Forget...

The arrival of Europeans on the east cost of North America occurred not in 1620, but well before. French and Dutch fishermen and settlers had been in the area as early as 1614, and had been responsible for kidnapping Indians, selling them into slavery, and maliciously infecting them with smallpox.

In 1620, the pilgrims arrived on the east coast and within two days they had received assistance from the local Wampanoag Indian tribe: The pilgrims stole their stored crops, dug up graves for dishes and pots, and took many native people as prisoners and forced them to teach crop planting and survival techniques to the colonists in their new environment.

Luckily, for the colonists, an ex-slave named Squanto had recently escaped slavery in England, spoke English fluently and was able to instruct the pilgrims in crop planting, fishing, and hunting. Squanto not only escaped from slavery, he was also one of the only survivors of his tribe, the rest had been wiped out from the European smallpox plagues years before. When it came to helping the rag-tag team of colonists, Squanto, not only was able to put aside his personal differences with the people who had enslaved him and killed off his entire tribe, but also helped make the colonists self-sufficient, and aided in brokering a treaty with the Wampanoag tribe. In 1621 Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoags, signed a "treaty of friendship" giving the English permission to occupy 12,000 acres of land.

In 1621 the myth of thanksgiving was born. The colonists invited Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoags, to their first feast as a follow up to their recent land deal. Massasoit in turn invited 90 of his men, much to the chagrin of the colonists. Two years later the English invited a number of tribes to a feast "symbolizing eternal friendship." The English offered food and drink, and two hundred Indians dropped dead from unknown poison.

The first day of thanksgiving took place in 1637 amidst the war against the Pequots. 700 men, women, and children of the Pequot tribe were gathered for their annual green corn dance on what is now Groton, Connecticut. Dutch and English mercenaries surrounded the camp and proceeded to shoot, stab, butcher and burn alive all 700 people. The next day the Massachusetts Bay Colony held a feast in celebration and the governor declared "a day of thanksgiving." In the ensuing madness of the Indian extermination, natives were scalped, burned, mutilated and sold into slavery, and a feast was held in celebration every time a successful massacre took place. The killing frenzy got so bad that even the Churches of Manhattan announced a day of "thanksgiving" to celebrate victory over the "heathen savages," and many celebrated by kicking the severed heads of Pequot people through the streets like soccer balls.

The proclamation of 1676 announced the first national day of thanksgiving with the onset of the Wampanoag war, the very people who helped the original colonists survive on their arrival. Massasoit, the chief invited to eat with the puritans in 1621, died in 1661. His son Metacomet, later to be known by the English as King Phillip, originally honored the treaties made by his father with the colonists, but after years of further encroachment and destruction of the land, slave trade, and slaughter, Metacomet changed his mind. In 1675 "King Phillip" called upon all natives to unite to defend their homelands from the English. For the next year the bloody conflict went on non-stop, until Metacomet was captured, murdered, quartered, his hands were cut off and sent to Boston, his head was impaled on a pike in the town square of Plymouth for the next 25 years, and his nine-year-old son was shipped to the Caribbean to be a slave for the rest of his life.

On June 20, 1676 Edward Rawson was unanimously voted by the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to proclaim June 29th as the first day of thanksgiving. The proclamation reads in part: "The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present War with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgments he hath remembered mercy. The council has thought meet to appoint and set apart the 29th day of this instant June, as a day of solemn Thanksgiving and praise to God for such his Goodness and Favor."

It was not until 1863 that Abe Lincoln, needing a wave of patriotism to hold the country together, that Thanksgiving was nationally and officially declared and set forth to this day. At the time, two days were announced as days to give thanks, the first was a celebration of the victory at Gettysburg on August 6th, and the second one became the Thursday in November that we know now.

The most interesting part of thanksgiving is the propaganda that has been put out surrounding it. During the 19th century thanksgiving traditions consisted of turkey and family reunions. Whenever popular art contained both pilgrims and Indians, the scene was usually characterized by violent confrontations between the two groups, not a multi-cultural/multi-racial dinner. In 1914 artist Jennie Brownscombe created the vision of thanksgiving that we see today: community, religion, racial harmony and tolerance, after her notorious painting reached wide circulation in Life magazine.

Adamant protests to the celebration of thanksgiving have taken place over the years. As early as 1863 Pequot Indian Minister William Apess urged "every man of color" to mourn the day of the landing, and bury Plymouth Rock in protest. In 1970 Apess got his way. 1970 was the "350th" anniversary of thanksgiving, and became the first proclaimed national day of mourning for American Indians.

State officials of Massachusetts asked Frank B. James, President of the federated Eastern Indian League, to speak at the thanksgiving celebration. The speech he submitted read: "Today is a time of celebrating for youÖ but it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my peopleÖ The pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans. Massasoit, the great leader of the Wampanoag, knew these facts; yet he and his people welcomed and befriended the settlers, little knowing thatÖ before 50 years were to pass, the WampanoagsÖ and other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by their guns or dead from diseases that we caught from themÖ Although our way of life is almost gone and our language is almost extinct, we the Wampanoags still walk the lands of Massachusetts. What has happened cannot be changed, but today we work toward a better America, a more Indian America where people and nature once again are important." James was subsequently barred from speaking.

As a result, hundreds of people from around the country came to support him by gathering around the statue of Massasoit that had been erected in town. The protesters buried Plymouth Rock twice that day. For the next 24 years, American Indians staged protest every thanksgiving, in 1996 the United American Indians of New England put a stop to the annual pilgrim parade and forced the marchers to turn around and head back toward the seaside (symbolism?). In 1997 the peaceful protestors were assaulted by members of the Plymouth police, the county sheriffs department, and state troopers on horseback in full riot gear. Men, women, children, and elders were beaten, pepper sprayed and gassed. Twenty-Five people were arrested; blacks, whites, latinos, Indians, and even a 67-year-old Penobscot elder were taken to jail. Videotape was later produced to confirm the assault and ensuing police brutality. Plymouth is known as "Americas Hometown."

Finally in 1999 plaques were approved and dedicated to commemorate "genocide" and other crimes against indigenous peoples of the Americas. The plaque at Coles Hill, where the statue of Massasoit is reads: "Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture." The second plaque in the towns post office square honors "King Phillip", Massasoits son.


Please email: for a copy of sources used to compile this information. And please feel free to use this piece at your thanksgiving dinners, give it to your friends, or send it with your kids to school. He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think he knows enough.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Thanksgiving Forecast: Potential Fireworks on the Sun

Solar Eruptions


Sex, lies and computer chips

By RICK CASEY, Houston Chronicle,
'... presidential younger brother Neil Bush ... Exhibit 24 in the files of Bush's contentious divorce ... two-page contract between Bush and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which recently opened a $1.6 billion computer chip production plant in Shanghai. The co-founder and CEO is Winston Wong, son of a wealthy Taiwanese plastics magnate. The contract bears Wong's and Bush's signatures. Under the contract Bush has two duties:

· "To provide GSMC from time to time with business strategies and policies; latest information and trends of the related industry, and other expertized advices (sic)."

· "To attend Directors Board Meetings."

For this the contract provides that Bush be paid $400,000 a year in company preferred stock for five years -- a total of $2 million worth of stock. In addition, he is to get $10,000 to cover expenses for each board of directors meeting he attends.

... Bush admitted to having sex with several women in Hong Kong and Thailand during an earlier business trip. In the deposition, he said a woman would knock on the door of his hotel room. Under questioning he said he didn't know them before or see them afterward, and he didn't pay them any money.

"Were they prostitutes?" he was asked.

"I don't know," he said.

Since he was under oath, I assume he was telling the truth. Perhaps that means that rather than assuming the businessmen with whom he was meeting provided them for his entertainment, he holds open the possibility that they saw him in the hotel bar and were so attracted to him that they bribed the bartender for his room number ... 'More

The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) is calling for a Congressional investigation into "a massive police state" ...

PITTSBURGH — The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) is calling for a Congressional investigation into "a massive police state," created in part with federal funds, to intimidate union members and others critical of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and limit their rights during FTAA meetings in Miami last week.

"Last week, the fundamental rights of thousands of Americans … were blatantly violated, sometimes violently, by the Miami police, who systematically repressed our Constitutional right to free assembly with massive force, riot gear and armaments," said Leo W. Gerard, USWA international president, in a letter to Congressional leaders.

"It is condemnable enough that a massive police state was created to prevent American citizens from directly petitioning FTAA negotiators for redress of their grievances," Gerard said in the letter.

"It is doubly condemnable," he added, "that $9 million of federal funds designated for the reconstruction of Iraq were used toward this despicable purpose. How can we hope to build democracy in Iraq while using massive force to dismantle it here at home?" .... More

Sunday, November 23, 2003

The Coming Week....

The coming week we will experience many things that will shake us up - a New Moon complete with Solar Eclipse - the effects of current solar storms - solar flare activity - coronal mass ejections - and the beginning of the holiday season - Thanksgiving.

Solar Eclipse Sunday - Journey to the End of the Earth

All of these events will impact on our subtle bodies - our emotional - physical - spiritual and mental bodies. There is always stress around this time of the year as people face family members they may not chose to spend time with where it not for the hoildays. These energies last until New Years Day - in most cases. Do withthem what you will. Some people use the time to heal issues - others to create new issues. Others are now able to better understand those we have karma with - the soul group we experience with as we grew up - in a different way. Stay cool and allow....... Do not preach metaphysics to people who do not connect or may not be ready. Actually it is best not to preach at all. Just have fun as best you can. This will be a rough holiday season for those out of work and have no money for presents and the usually holiday expenses. Whatever you are doing - try to enjoy the time - be helpful - stay balanced - don't overeat and get sick - and don't sabotage.


NASA - Eclipse Resource Page, New Moon Eclipse

Solar Eclipse for Beginners

The gift of a Solar Eclipse is to bring our new awareness into sharper focus, to reconfirm, recommit and redirect, if necessary, at the time of the New Moon. In the best scenario, our new patterns and best intentions are in place and will be charged with the energy of this alignment. The hallmark of Sagittarius is learning through experience of the world, often through travel. We might use this time to consider journeys of the mind or body, or both. We have a continuation from the November 9 eclipse of Mars in Pisces opposing Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Cancer opposing Chiron in Capricorn, so issues uncovered earlier in the month will be highlighted for possible resolution at this time. This is a Total Eclipse of the Sun, visible as a partial eclipse from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and the southern end of South America. The path of totality crosses Antarctica.

The Solar Eclipse on November 23 will be in the sign Sagittarius. This is the 4th and final eclipse of 2003. Solar eclipses are about creation through action and are more strongly felt than lunar eclipses. The Sun is masculine in astrology thus causing a Solar Eclipse to involve involve the men in your life (lover, husband, father, brother, male boss) and, also, issues that you control will play a big role in whatever takes place for you during the eclipse period (and up to two months after the eclipse date). The eclipse is also coinciding with a new moon, meaning a new beginning will emerge in the particular area of life ruled by the house where Sagittarius is placed in your natal chart.


First House
If either the Lunar Eclipse or the Solar Eclipse falls in your First House you will experience more independence, create a new identity or a new way of presenting yourself in the months ahead.

Second House
Your values will change if either of the Eclipses falls in your Second House. You may come to value yourself more highly finding talents and abilities of which you were not aware. The nature of your work may change.

Third House
If the Eclipses fall in your Third House you may find you improve your communication skills, take continuing education courses or you may find that you become more efficient in organization of your life. You may take more short trips than usual or spend more time with your siblings.

Fourth House
When the Eclipses fall in Fourth House you may find that you move or remodel your home, experience a new way of relating to your biological parents or focus on your Soul growth. Often you will find yourself spending more time at home.

Fifth House
When an Eclipse falls in your Fifth House you will experience a new birth-a child, a creative project or a work of art. Your Inner Child will need more attention. You will experience more opportunity for recreation and romance. You will have a greater tendency for speculation and risk taking.

Sixth House
When an Eclipse falls in your Sixth House your concerns will revolve around your health,
exercise, diet and nutrition. Your daily routines and your work will become more of
a focus for you. It is possible that small domestic animals will need more of your attention.

Seventh House
If an Eclipse falls in your Seventh House you feel like partnering. You will find you have new opportunities for establishing personal and or business partnerships. You will experience a renewed desire to be in a committed relationship. It is also a time for renewing and redefining existing relationships.

Eighth House
When an Eclipse falls in your Eighth House you will have the opportunity to receive more unearned income. Your partner's income may increase or you may receive income from insurance payments or settlements from estates, legacies, possibly an early retirement payoff. You will experience a new view of sexuality and sensuality.

Ninth House
If an Eclipse occurs in your Ninth House you may have opportunity to teach, write or to pursue a field of higher education. It is possible you will experience a long distance relocation. Long distance travel is possible. There may be opportunities for marketing or public relations. You might experience the birth of a third child and or concerns with in-laws.

Tenth House
When an Eclipse falls in your Tenth House your destiny will change in some way. Your career will change: you may quit a job or change professions. You could take a sabbatical or work excessively. You may receive public recognition. You might decide to marry.

Eleventh House
When an Eclipse falls in your Eleventh House your attention will be drawn to your goals. Some goals will come to fruition and others will be revised. You will become more involved with friends and groups of people. Friends will play a more prominent role in your life. Groups or friends could be responsible for an increase in your income.

Twelfth House
The Twelfth House is a house of introspection. When an Eclipse falls in your Twelfth House you will spend more time than usual alone. Situations or people from your past may require your attention. You may examine and revise your habits and attitudes. You may find yourself cleaning out closets and letting go of possesions. Meditation will be particularly benificial. Dreams could be particularly vivid and prophetic.

From Sacred Path Astrology

This eclipse will take place in the sign of Sagittarius, a Fire Sign sign, so whatever happens may involve foreigners, people at a distance, travel, education, and religious matters. This eclipse will be difficult for everyone as it is in a sqaure aspect to both Jupiter and Mars. We are all going to get some long hoped for good news and some surprising news in the near future because of this eclipse!

Signs most affected by the eclipse will be Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Leos take note - you may find out that you're going to be welcoming a new life into the world and it could be a boy or a girl born into a masculine sign of the Zodiac.

This energy is linked to the celestial activity which includes the strange solar storms that began on October 27th and continue - the Harmonic Concordance and 11:11.


NEWSMAX - Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government. Franks, who successfully led the U.S. military operation to liberate Iraq, expressed his worries in an extensive interview he gave to the men's lifestyle magazine Cigar Aficionado. . .

Discussing the hypothetical dangers posed to the U.S. in the wake of Sept. 11, Franks said that "the worst thing that could happen" is if terrorists acquire and then use a biological, chemical or nuclear weapon that inflicts heavy casualties.

If that happens, Franks said, "... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy."

Franks then offered "in a practical sense" what he thinks would happen in the aftermath of such an attack.

"It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the United States of America - that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important."

Saturday, November 15, 2003

"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." -----Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857

From Ellie's World: "The Alchemy of Weather"

All things in our reality go through alchemical changes - including the weather. The alchemy of weather begins with consciousness frozen in time - an Ice Age. The sun - the light - the heat - melts the ice which turns to water - the collective unconsciousness - the rains and great floods. The air responds - the winds of change. Weather moves in cycles - as does time and all things in our reality.

Huge Sunspots Set to Return There were 10 major sunflares in late October 2003. Currently - the sun rocks - ejecting large and powerful solar flares - and the solar system reacts. It's as if Ra - the Sun God - is creating changes. Disrupting the intensity of solar activity - changing the eletromagnetic fields - are all part of the alchemcial changes of all states of matter. The spirals of the winds and storms - move us into the next level of expression. The spirals bring messages - watch for spiraling patterns of leaves as they fall to the ground. This is not unlike our feather experiences this year - that brought us messages of transition. Rotation and spirals - that which you can witness in nature. Counter-rotating fields - the Star Tetrahedron - Sacred Geometry - The Merkaba - Rotation and Spin of consciousness from one reality to another. Listen to the sound of nature. They are speaking to you through the Alchemy of Weather.

It's Friday in the Big Apple ....and the talk in New York is about the weather. Actually the weather is a topic of conversation in many places.

The continuing magnetic storms are really 'doing a number' on planet Earth - not to mention the astrological changes that are influencing us at this time - shaking us up and placing us into another head space.

The hours of daylight are diminishing. The Nesting Feeling is kicking in. This can cause depression to those who are already 'lost'.

For the past two days the northeast has had severe winds which have knocked down trees - caused accidents and delays in many areas - and disrupted the lives of thousands of people.

As I live on the water - across from a large park - the winds were howling through trees as if Spirit was sending messages. The remaining leaves fell from the trees. Had there been more leaves on the trees - many could have fallen over.

The winds reminded me of September 11, 2002 - at the memorial service at Ground Zero in NYC - for those who died on 911. Out of the blue/blew - unexpected windy gusts - over 40 mph - swept through the area.

Spirit - the program speaks to us in many ways - the wind being one of them. Weather sets our modes - and often determines the way our activities for a given day will unfold.

Weather is often linked to supersitions. Some people link strange weather to the Psychology of Warnings.

For people who follow prophecy - the unusual weather - and related paranormal experiences - might be seen as another sign of the End Times approaching. Just last weekend - at the time of the Harmonic Concordance - people saw double rainbows - red halos around the moon - strange lights and light formations in the sky - and the opening and closing of windows between dimension through which they saw other realities.

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. Two weeks after the most destructive wildfires in state history blackened the skies over Southern California, a freak storm deluged Los Angeles on Wednesday night and left piles of hail more than a foot deep in some parts of the city.


Geophysics of the Paradigm Shift
From Atlantis Rising about Gregg Braden Awakening to Zero Point:The Collective Initiation - 1996

Do you feel like time is "speeding up?" Are you experiencing changes in your sleep patterns and dream states, alternating periods of "black hole" sleep with periods of intense and vivid dream activity? Have your emotions and relationships intensified? Is deja vu a common experience for you? What about the vague feeling that something is different now; that somehow, you've been through this before? You may be happy to discover, as I was, that you are not just imagining it. You are not alone. And there are very real reasons for these experiences.

Evidence is accumulating from diverse sources to suggest that these experiences, psychological though they may be, have a physiological and geophysical component. This means that changes within Earth's body affects our bodies, because the two are tied in subtle ways.

Evidence is accumulating from diverse sources to suggest that these experiences, psychological though they may be, have a physiological and geophysical component. This means that changes within Earth's body affects our bodies, because the two are tied in subtle ways.

So subtle, in fact, that we are mostly unaware of this "bonding" until viewed in the life or fertility cycles of many species that are timed to the tides or full moon, or in the recently discovered magnetite, a specialized brain cell, found in abundance in the brains of mammals (including humans) and birds that tune and respond to Earth's magnetic field. Allowing homing pigeons to home in, sea creatures to navigate migration patterns, magnetite may also be the key to understanding why some people and animals are sensitive to earthquakes before they happen (they sense the localized anomalies in the magnetic field known to occur in the hours and days prior to seismic events) and perhaps why sheep have been seen to sit in rows upon ley lines, natural lines of magnetic force in the Earth. So, we are tuned and we are affected. What are the changes within the Earth affecting us?

They are cyclical, occurring in extremely long time waves, by human standards. That's one of the reasons we are mostly unaware of them. The best place to view the clues left behind by previous cycles is in geological record, the book kept by Earth herself. Science knows little about how to read these cycles, or what they mean. That information may be contained in the records of the previous cultures who lived through them.

Breakthrough research comes from Gregg Braden, who has correlated the two records and pieced together a fascinating, and, if he's right, important picture. Braden's career history and personal experiences had much to do with recognizing this new evidence. Former experience as a computer systems designer and geologist led him to recognize the evidence of these geophysical cycles in the geologic record. Two Near-Death Experiences at an early age, and years spent guiding tours to sacred sites throughout the world, led him to research the temples, texts, myths, and traditions of various ancient cultures.

Braden found that previous cultures had not only experienced and left records of their experience of these cycles, they found them useful for easing access to higher states of consciousness. So useful, that in between cycles, they designed and built temples, or utilized natural sites, that exhibit these same geophysical, cyclical conditions, the same ones that are in exponential transition on Earth today. They called this point in the cycle "The Shift of the Ages." What's more, they left us the instructions.

Geophysical Condition #1: Earth's Rising Base Frequency
Earth's background base frequency, or "heartbeat," (called Schumann resonance, or SR) is rising dramatically. Though it varies among geographical regions, for decades the overall measurement was 7.8 cycles per second. This was once thought to be a constant; global military communications developed on this frequency. Recent reports set the rate at 8.6, and climbing. Science doesn't know why, or what to make of it. Braden found data collected by Norwegian and Russian researchers on this; it's not widely reported in the U.S. (The only reference to SR to be found in the Seattle Library reference section, is tied to the weather. Science acknowledges SR as a sensitive indicator of temperature variations and worldwide weather conditions. Braden believes the fluctuating SR may be a factor in the severe storms, floods, and weather of recent years.)

Geophysical Condition #2: Earth's Diminishing Magnetic Field

While earth's "pulse" rate is rising, her magnetic field strength, on the other hand, is declining. According to Professor Bannerjee of the University of New Mexico, the field has lost up to half its intensity in the last 4,000 years. And because a forerunner of magnetic polar reversals is this field strength, Prof. Bannerjee believes that another reversal is due. Braden believes that because these cyclical Shifts are associated with reversals, Earth's geological record indicating magnetic reversals also marks previous Shifts in history. And, within the enormous time scale represented, there were quite a few of them.

The Book of Earth Past
The geological record is like one big book whose sedimentary pages record the events of their day. Magnetic pole reversals leave their mark in the sea floor's spreading ridges; the once molten rock's iron particles aligned to the north pole as the lava cooled and hardened. Today, through core samples, we can "read" that the magnetic orientation to North shows periodic 180 degree flipping. Over a period of 76 million years, 171 reversals are recorded; nine of them in past 4 million years. "My suspicion is that the magnetic flip-flop occurs very quickly once Earth's magnetic field has diminished near the Zero Point, then slowly builds up again," says Braden.

It may happen soon, or thousands of years from now -- it's impossible to pinpoint exact dates in the geological record, says Vince Migliore, editor of Geo-Monitor Newsletter. "But we know that Earth's geomagnetic field, known to fluctuate in it's intensity in the recent geologic past, is now just a fraction of what it has been historically." What is it right now, on a scale of 10, 5 being average, I asked him. The answer: 1.5! What do scientists know of the effects? According to Migliore, a common phenomenon is tremendous migration of the magnetic poles. There are reports of such magnetic anomalies, picked up by compasses, ranging up to 15 to 20 degrees away from magnetic North.

Temple Mechanics
Braden has measured many ancient temples exhibiting unusual magnetic fields and frequencies. Anecdotal reports concur: from the 1800's to the present, people have reported hearing ringing and hums, seeing strange glows, and feeling sparks from megalithic standing stones and the Great Pyramid. The latter, a mysterious and magnificent engineering feat, is, according to Braden, the only known temple to exhibit both geophysical parameters of diminished magnetics and rising base frequency.

As a resident of New Mexico, Braden spends considerable time among the temples of the Southwest, and points out that what we, in this country, call "Indian ruins" are referred to as "temples" in other countries, and that influences the way we think about and care for these legacies. In the circular underground temples, called kivas, built by the Anasazi culture of a thousand years ago, Braden sees "tuned resonant cavities" for the purpose of eliciting various altered states of consciousness. A resonant cavity is a hollow space, the dimensions of which have a naturally occurring frequency which sets up a resonance, or harmonic feedback loop, and tunes with another frequency. "In the case of certain kivas," says Braden, "that other frequency is the human mind."

Visit to a Kiva
He tells the story of a tour of one well preserved kiva, where his group was told they couldn't play Native American cedar flutes as they had in the past. "I was looking forward to experiencing the kiva's unusual acoustics and the meditative reverie that often results from it. But a park ranger met us, saying that musical instruments were now prohibited, because a few days prior, a visitor had died of a brain aneurysm while blowing a conch shell in the middle of this kiva. The park wasn't willing to risk any more accidents."

My husband Paul had a much happier experience in that very same kiva. With Braden as tour guide, Paul and I spent several days hiking dusty trails linking kivas of different dimensions (and frequencies) to outposts and rock outcroppings, some decorated with petroglyphs. Walking through a kiva, Paul stopped and stood, listening as with his inner senses. He sat down in the middle, closed his eyes, and tuned in. It was so powerful, with such intense emotional energy, he later reported, that he moved to the kiva's edge, sat on a ledge, continued his mediation, and there had an awakening that he feels changed the course of his life.

Inner Mechanics
Is it any accident that many temples and sites known as sacred offer a localized experience of less magnetics and/or higher frequency? In the Great Pyramid, the upper known chambers have significantly lower magnetic readings than the lower chambers, and significantly higher than normal frequencies have been measured.
Braden believes that this was part of the technology developed by previous cultures to recreate these conditions between cycles, in chambers especially designed to utilize them for initiations.

Just what effect does a lesser magnetic field and higher vibratory rate have on us?
"The opportunity to more easily change the patterns that can determine how and why we love, fear, judge, feel, need, and hurt." says Braden. "Dense magnetics lock in emotional and mental patterns from generation to generation in the morphogenetic field. With lesser magnetic fields, this seems to ease up, allowing easier access to higher states, as the cells of our body tune to,and try to match, Earth's rising base frequency like tuning forks, thereby raising our own."

Records of Previous Shifts
Legacies both written and oral indicate that ancient cultures world wide have experienced the "Shifts" of previous cycles. "The ancient record keepers left us the markers for this event, what to expect, and, very importantly, a strategy for these times," says Braden. "The strategy involves making the most of the opportunity for access to higher states of consciousness, and focuses on the importance of emotions. The Essenes made a science of this. And the ancient Egyptian mystery school initiations took place in specific temples in sequence, one before the other. Each temple, and personifying temple deity, was dedicated to one aspect of the human psyche. Each aspect must be balanced prior to moving to the next level."

Initiation Rites
Why the focus on emotions? Looking through current biotech research, Braden found that our very DNA, our life codes, are affected by our emotions. The way he explains it, DNA coding options come up as 'electives' at various times, able to turn on or off. Emotions trigger specific biochemicals, which influence the chemical voltage and frequency of cells, to which molecules such as DNA respond. Therefore it is possible for our emotions to act as "switches" for "turning on" options within our DNA to make new amino acids (reports of spontaneous mutations are on the increase) in preparation for an evolutionary leap. Ancient wisdom, then, offers a successful strategy for life that works on many levels.

Earth as Global Temple
"We are living the completion of a cycle that began nearly 200,000 years ago, and a process of initiation that was demonstrated over 2,000 years ago." says Braden. "In past ages, through proper initiation, these special conditions were utilized for clearer access to higher states. Now we don't have to recreate them in specialized temple chambers. We don't have to go anywhere. We are living in a global initiation chamber, with these geophysical conditions occurring on a world wide scale. It's as if Earth herself is preparing us for the next stage of evolution."

Science may be witnessing events for which there are few points of comparison, but, says Braden, "ancient traditions have preserved the understanding that during key moments in human history, a wisdom has been offered allowing individuals to experience rapid change without fear. This is one of those moments. This wisdom is now being passed down. Your life is preparing you for the Shift. The recorded and predicted timetable is intact. The time is now."

The Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times." For those frightened of change, who equate dull with secure, this is meant as a curse. Yet interesting times, if today is any indication, may also be a rare window of opportunity, a chance to get it right this time around, a collective journey, and certainly, High Adventure. It's a personal choice.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Behind the Deception

"There were two groups of these Hegelians. The right Hegelians, were the roots of Prussian militarism and the spring for the unification of Germany and the rise of Hitler. Key names among right Hegelians were Karl Ritter (at the University of Berlin where our trio studied), Baron von Bismarck, and Baron von Stockmar, confidential adviser to Queen Victoria over in England. Somewhat before this, Karl Theodor Dalberg (1744-1817), arch-chancellor in the German Reich, related to Lord Acton in England and an Illuminati (Baco v Verulam in the Illuminati code), was a right Hegelian. There were also Left Hegelians, the promoters of scientific socialism. Most famous of these, of course, are Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Heinrich Heine, Max Stirner and Moses Hess. The point to hold in mind is that both groups use Hegelian theory of the State as a start point, i.e., the State is superior to the individual. Prussian militarism, Naziism and Marxism have the same philosophic roots." -- Antony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones.

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance." - George Bush ex-president, ex-CIA director, Knights of Malta, Skull & Bones, Trilateral Commission, addressing the General Assembly of the U.N. February 1, 1992.

THE NEW AMERICAN - Vol. 19, No. 23, November 17, 2003

Behind the Deception by William F. Jasper

President Bush’s reversal from unilateralism to multilateralism was entirely predictable. He is merely following the internationalist principles that guide his administration.

‘‘Unilateralism!" "Cowboy diplomacy!" Clintonites and other denizens of the one-world Left had been using such expressions to vent their outrage over President George W. Bush’s foreign policy long before he launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the March 19 invasion of Iraq started a new round of hyperventilating by the fervid internationalist choir. The president was undoing the multilateralist world order set up after World War II, they wailed. He was scorning and undermining the United Nations, they declaimed.

Many American patriots, on the other hand, were elated. Finally an American president was standing up to the UN and putting America’s security and well-being first. Shame on the UN! Shame on the Frenchies, Germans, Russians and other fair-weather friends who opposed our retribution on Saddam for the 9-11 terror atrocities! The radio waves crackled with jubilant hurrahs from the Rush Limbaugh-Sean Hannity-Ollie North end of the broadcast dial. Rush-bots and Bush-bots exulted: Hurray for President Bush and America First, go-it-alone unilateralism!

Conservative Controversy

On March 7, just a couple weeks before our troops entered Iraq, I received a telephone call from one of these newly elated patriots. An old friend and a longtime subscriber to THE NEW AMERICAN, "Joe" was calling to see if I was aware of the good news. "Did you hear Bush last night?" he asked excitedly, referring to the president’s March 6 press conference. "Boy, wasn’t that fantastic?" Joe continued along these lines. (I’m recounting this conversation from notes, not precise quotes from tapes.) "He really blasted the UN, didn’t he?" enthused Joe. "Did you hear the thunderous applause he got from that? Now, is THE NEW AMERICAN going to be willing to admit it was wrong about Bush being a pro-UN internationalist?"

I assured Joe that we would be supremely delighted to find ourselves wrong in this case. Unfortunately, the president’s rhetoric notwithstanding, we had found no reason to issue mea culpas yet. Joe was dumbstruck. "What? You can’t be serious!" he exclaimed. According to Joe, George Bush had just dealt the UN its death blow. Bush had completely exposed and discredited the world body. This is the first time, said Joe, that he could recall hearing people on the street, in the office, and on talk radio all saying we ought to get out of the UN. "That’s what you guys have been calling for for years," Joe exclaimed. "I’d think you’d be ecstatic."

There will be ecstasy aplenty, I explained, once President Bush signs legislation ending our participation in, and cutting off funding for, the UN and all of its subversive agencies and activities. But I cautioned him not to hold his breath while waiting for that glorious day to come. Far from leading a U.S. withdrawal from the UN, Bush has repeatedly praised the UN and restated his support for it.

"Of course! He has to say things like that to show he is for the things the UN claims to be for — like peace," Joe, the elated patriot, explained. "But he has made it clear to the UN and the ‘international community’ that we don’t need
their permission to defend ourselves."

The president had indeed sounded a welcome note of sovereign defiance. His biggest applause line on March 6 was his declaration that "when it comes to our security, if we need to act, we will act. And we really don’t need United Nations approval to do so." Bravo! Well said! This was followed a few seconds later with a bold reiteration proclaiming that "when it comes to our security, we really don’t need anybody’s permission." More rapturous applause.

"You should be rejoicing," my friend continued. As he saw it, it was goodbye Clinton UN multilateralism and hello Bush America-First unilateralism.

"I think you are going to be very disappointed," I told Joe. Despite President Bush’s go-it-alone bluster, I explained, the president had shown repeatedly, by deed as well as word, that he is a solid UN multilateralist, an inveterate internationalist. That he is actually leading the effort to strengthen the UN.

I pointed out that sandwiched in between the president’s March 6 remarks about not needing UN approval or permission was this statement by Bush: "I want the United Nations to be effective. It’s important for it to be a robust, capable
body." This was a repeat of similar statements he’d made dozens of times in various speeches, such as:

• "The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations...."

• "Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced, or cast aside without consequence?"

• "We want the resolutions of the world’s most important multilateral body to be enforced."

• "I want the United Nations to be effective.... It makes sense for there to be an international body that has got the backbone and the capacity to help keep the peace."

• "The message to the world is that we want the U.N. to succeed."

• "America will be making only one determination: is Iraq meeting the terms of the Security Council resolution or not?... If Iraq fails to fully comply, the United States and other nations will disarm Saddam Hussein."

• "Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?"

President Bush wants the UN to be relevant! Over and over again, he has called for the UN to exercise authority that conservatives in the past always have argued the UN should never have. He has taken a very revolutionary stand that argues for vastly empowering the UN Security Council. He has time after time criticized the UN for being too weak and has called — implicitly and explicitly — for making it stronger. But by making it appear that this is serving America’s national interest, he has disarmed those who normally would oppose such a radical shift in U.S. policy.

An indication of how radical the Bush position on the UN is can be seen from the alarming compliments the president has gotten from the likes of Robert Wright. Professor Wright, an avowed advocate of world government, notes that Bush has given the UN "a prominence it has rarely enjoyed in its 57-year history." "In fact," said Wright in a New York Times piece earlier this year, "there remains a slim chance that the president could, however paradoxically, emerge as a historic figure in the United Nations’ own evolution toward enduring significance." Wright noted that "if Nixon could go to China, President Bush can go through New York." The Bush administration’s pressure on the UN to enforce its resolutions is making it easier for the UN to claim the authority to do so, and to call on the U.S. to provide it with the military muscle to do just that. By leading the charge on this issue, Bush is making it more difficult for fellow Republicans to oppose UN empowerment — just as, decades earlier, Nixon’s trip to Beijing made it more difficult for fellow Republicans to oppose opening U.S. relations with Communist China.

George W. Bush has implemented many other concrete steps to expand the UN’s power and influence. In launching Operation Iraqi Freedom he did not seek a congressional declaration of war, as the Constitution requires; like his father
in Desert Storm, he has cited UN resolutions for his authority. It is George W. Bush — not Clinton — who has pressured Congress into paying the UN back dues. It is Mr. Bush who has gotten Congress to pony up billions of dollars more for the
UN’s AIDS program and other UN programs like the UN Millennium Challenge Account, the World Bank, etc. It is President Bush who has taken us back into UNESCO, one of the worst UN agencies, after we’d been out of it for 20 years and
three administrations.

"Mark my words," I told Joe, "you will witness a great reversal in Iraq." I predicted that after "unilateralist" President Bush had sent several hundred thousand U.S. troops into Iraq in another undeclared war, and after the cost of occupation began to mount — in lives and tens of billions of dollars — we would then see "multilateralist" Bush going hat in hand to seek help from the UN and all its anti-American critics. The Iraq venture would end up humiliating the United States, elevating the UN and convincing millions more Americans that independence in security and foreign policy is no longer tenable. It would mark a great advance for "collective security" under the UN.

"Not possible," said Joe, still emotionally high from the effects of the president’s speech. Bush, he insisted, had caused too great a rupture in UN-U.S. relations, and in our relations with France, Germany and other false allies. "The problem with you," my friend declared, "is that you’ve been against everything for so long you can’t believe it when things start going right. Mark my words, the UN is toast!"

Reality Check

Not long ago a decidedly unelated Joe called to unbosom himself of a growing unease over President Bush’s new multilateralism. He had read the transcript of President Bush’s September 23 address to the UN General Assembly. Particularly galling was the president’s statement that "America is working with friends and allies on a new Security Council resolution, which will expand the U.N.’s role in Iraq." The UN, said Bush, "should assist in developing a constitution, in training civil servants, and conducting free and fair elections."

Could the president really be serious, Joe wondered? "Where has the UN ever conducted free and fair elections or developed a constitution worth a d***?" he asked. Unfortunately, the president is serious indeed. And if more Americans do not prevail on their congressmen to halt his reborn multilateralism, we will be skidding downhill fast.

Paul Robinson, assistant director for the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Hull in England, offered a very sobering analysis of the Bush-Iraq venture in the October 18 issue of the London Spectator. "[T]he United Nations, far from being humiliated by recent events, could well emerge invigorated," wrote Robinson shortly after the Bush administration appealed to the Security Council for material and military aid in Iraq. "The more America has to backtrack and summon help from the UN, the more it will be the latter which will be seen as the winner in the power struggle between the two.... The Americans have had to go back to the UN this week to get a resolution to bail them out in Iraq. Having declared the UN ‘irrelevant,’ they have now discovered that they cannot manage without it."

Robinson concludes:

In sum, the results of the war in Iraq will probably be the very opposite of those for which it was launched. The fires of terrorism will be fuelled, not quenched; Iraq will not be a beacon of Western liberalism transforming the Middle East but a bankrupt maelstrom of discontent; efforts to create a new power bloc to counter America will not fade away but redouble; the legitimacy of the United Nations will not be weakened but strengthened; and the constraints on American power will be tightened, not removed.

Robinson’s analysis is fairly accurate, except for his assumption that the negative results are the opposite of those intended by the Bush administration’s internationalists. My colleague, William Norman Grigg, writing months before Robinson, called it more accurately, I believe. In "Same Ends, Different Means" (published in the March 24 issue of this magazine shortly before the beginning of the most recent war with Iraq), Grigg observed: "The president and his subordinates have made their intent transparently clear: The impending war on, or occupation of, Iraq is intended to carry out the UN Security Council’s mandates, not to protect our nation or to punish those responsible for the September 11th attack. The war would uphold the UN’s supposed authority and vindicate its role as a de facto world government."

In a subsequent article ("Baghdad Bait-and-Switch," June 30), Grigg warned that the protracted occupation of Iraq would result in "a steady and worsening hemorrhage of national power, wealth, and prestige," leading to a situation in which "American servicemen and their families, weary of the burden of empire, would eagerly embrace transferring that burden to the UN" — a radically empowered UN boasting its own standing military.

In pursuing this course, George W. Bush is following the internationalist inclinations that guide him and his coterie of advisers and handlers. As the presidential election of 2000 was entering its climactic weeks, the September/October 2000 issue of Foreign Affairs clued in its multilateralist reading audience not to take George Bush’s unilateralist utterances too seriously. James M. Lindsay of the left-wing, one-world Brookings Institution noted in that issue that "both Al Gore and George W. Bush are internationalists by inclination...." Foreign Affairs is the weighty journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the group that has been in the forefront of promoting UN one-worldism and world government for the past 80-plus years.

Lindsay and the crew at Foreign Affairs were not merely guessing at George W.’s inclinations. They knew that his father is a devoted internationalist and a former top CFR member. Just as important, they knew that candidate Bush had
surrounded himself with advisers who were (and are) CFR stalwarts, many of whom had served in the first Bush administration: Condoleezza Rice, Richard Cheney, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, George Shultz, Paul Wolfowitz, Dov Zakheim, Robert Zoellick, Elliott Abrams, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft, et al.

They knew for certain that the new Bush administration would end up taking a pro-UN, multilateralist course — even if it had to march under a false America First, unilateralist banner, in order to get patriots like Joe onto the one-world bandwagon. Unfortunately, too many Joes still don’t realize they’re being taken for a ride.

Behind the Deception
President Bush’s reversal from unilateralism to multilateralism was entirely predictable. He is merely following the internationalist principles that guide his administration.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Harmonic Concordance

At 8:13 PM (New York Time) on November 8, 2003, a geometrically perfect six sided (Star of David) configuration will appear in the sky, linking and balancing the energies of six astrological bodies; the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Chiron and the Moon. In addition, there will be an eclipse of the full moon at this time. The interaction of this significant planetary alignment at the moment of the eclipse combines to produce a powerful alchemical transformation offering the opportunity for both personal and planetary shifts in consciousness. Astrologer John Mirehiel discovered this
extraordinary planetary configuration several years ago. The name that has been given to this particular energetic window is the Harmonic Concordance. It goes from November 5th through the 11th with the peak at 8:13 PM on November 8th!

This Grand Sextile astrological configuration, accompanying a total lunar eclipse, has never before occurred in recorded history. This is an immensely powerful vibrational activation that many throughout the planet see as a major interdimensional gateway fulfilling ancient prophecies from different traditions and ushering in a new activation of energy upon the Earth.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Israeli Pipeline To Move Russian Oil

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Russian oil will begin flowing through an Israeli pipeline in late November, the pipeline's director said Wednesday, signaling a new chapter in rapidly improving relations with Moscow.

The announcement came on the same day Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returned from a three day visit to Moscow, where he discussed political and trade ties, and the Middle East peace process with President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian oil will move through the Eilat-Ashkelon Oil Pipeline Co., according to its director, Emmanuel Sakal. He said the oil was earmarked for markets in the Far East, a major focus of Russia's developing export strategy.

Sakal would not say how large the shipments would be, which companies were providing them, or give a dollar value on the deal.

Oil analyst Valery Nesterov of Troika Dialog in Moscow said Lukoil and Rosneft, which have production facilities in southern Russia, would be the likeliest candidates to exploit the facility.

About 80 percent of Russia's 126 million gallons per day of oil exports go to Europe, with about half of the rest heading for the Far East.

However, Nesterov said, Russia is keen to increase its Asian oil sales.

"Russian oil companies are eying the Far East because the European markets are congested," he said.

The 158-mile Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline was built in the late 1960s by Israel and Iran to move Iranian oil to markets in Europe and the United States. It provided a convenient link between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, instead of the costlier route around South Africa's Cape of Good Hope.

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979 ended Iranian-Israeli diplomatic and trade relations, the pipeline has been limited to moving relatively small amounts of Egyptian oil from fields in the Sinai Peninsula to northern Israel for refining. The pipeline can move about 46.2 million gallons of oil per day.

In the past two years, Sakal said, the company has completed a project to reverse the direction of the line from north to south. This would allow for shipments of Russian oil to reach the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon, be sent to Eilat and over the Red Sea toward the Far East, where demand is growing fastest.

Russia is considering a number of pipeline projects between yet- untapped oil reserves in eastern Siberia and markets in South Korea, China and Japan, but those plans are still many years off.

Large portions of Russian oil exports to the Far East currently move by rail through Siberia.

A spokesman for Sharon said Israel and Russia have a common interest in exploiting the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline.

"We want to make money from this (through transit fees) and the Russians want to send oil through it," said the spokesman, Raanan Gissin.

Russia's relations with Israel have improved dramatically since the Soviet collapse in 1991, and Moscow has played a role in peace efforts as part of the international quartet that includes the United States, the United Nations and the European Union.

The presence of 1 million Russian-speaking immigrants, one-sixth of Israel's population and a powerful political force, has become an important factor in bilateral relations.

By Peter Enav, Associated Press Writer, 11-6-3, Guardian Unlimited