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November 6, 2012            8:37 a.m.

As you might have heard, Tuesday is election day, when Americans will finally decide whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will serve as president for the next four years.

But there’s also a less critical subplot in this year’s election: the battle between New York Times poll wizard Nate Silver and the rest of the pundit class.

Silver, who oversees the political forecasting website FiveThirtyEight, has come under scrutiny in recent weeks because of his confidence in an Obama victory. (As of Tuesday morning, FiveThirtyEight gives the president a 92% chance of winning re-election.)

In a Monday night visit to “The Colbert Report,” Silver defended his methodology and dismissed the idea that the race is a coin toss.

Naturally, Colbert — the man who invented the word “truthiness” —  is not a fan of Silver and his “math.” “You’re taking bread out of my kids’ mouths because I’m a pundit. Those of us in the punditocracy make our bread and butter by telling people what the truth is as we see it from our gut,” he said.

Apparently the feeling is mutual. Pressed by Colbert, Silver admitted that he’s “not very pro-pundit” and that he would even consider voting for the deadly disease Ebola over pundits in some kind of nightmarish election scenario.

As for his critics, like MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Silver argued that his methodology is really quite simple. “People treat it like it’s Galileo, something heretical,” he said. “There are many things that are much more complicated than looking at the polls and taking an average and counting to 270, right?”

Silver also rejected the conventional wisdom that the race was tied. “It’s not a coin toss. It’s close, but you’d have to have a case where the polls are off across the board,” he said. “It could happen, but if anything the race has broken toward President Obama in the last 48 hours or so.”

There was at least one prognosticator who disagreed with Silver on Monday night –Jimmy Fallon’s pet dog, Gary. Presented with two otherwise identical bowls of kibble, Gary went straight for the one labeled “Romney.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-nate-silver-stephen-colbert-obama-20121106,0,2963364.story

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Nate Silver was born on January 13th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Silver

January 13th, 1978

1 + 13 +1+9+7+8 = 39 = his life lesson = Charming.  Compliments.  A nice guy.  Keep your promises.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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January 13th, 1978

January 13th

1 + 13 +2+0+1+2 = 19 = his person year (from January 13th, 2012 to January 12th, 2013) = Front and center.  It’s his time to shine.  Proud of his hard earned success.

The Sun Tarot card

19 year + 10 (October) = 29 = his personal month (from October 13th, 2012 to November 12th, 2012) = Expertise.  Barack Obama.

Three of Wands Tarot card

29 month + 6 (6th of the month on Tuesday November 6th, 2012) = 35 = his personal day = To be continued…

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Nate Silver

5125 193459              44

 

his path of destiny = 44 = FiveThirtyEight blog.  In touch.  Having his finger on the pulse of what’s happening.  Twitter.  Tweets.  Updates.

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Sexy Spy Anna Chapman in Russian Maxim (8 pics)Sexy Spy Anna Chapman in Russian Maxim (8 pics)

Monday March 28th, 2011

Anna Chapman has taken off her clothes for Maxim pictures, inked her own TV show “Mysteries of the World, with Anna Chapman”, secured her own Apple iPhone app, and has become the Paris Hilton of Russian consumer product endorsements.

But now is Chapman making the move from the KGB to the Kremlin? Insiders believe so.

They contend that Chapman’s next goal could be a December bid for the Russian parliament. Chapman has launched a new website that insiders believe is the first step for her December bid for the State Duma. Chapman will reportedly run on Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party ticket.

Chapman recently told news “Before returning to Moscow in July 2010, I aspired to personal harmony and was more concerned with my own happiness.” She adds “But in due course my ideology changed. I came to understand that fulfillment in life comes from helping those around me. The day that I returned I consider to be my second birthday.”

In a recent interview, however, Chapman said she is launching instead a 3D production company. “We have the Winter Olympics and other interesting events coming up that I could cover. I’m going to launch a 3D pilot project soon.”

One of Anna’s most notable lines as a spy was the following: “Okay, tomorrow at 11, I am going to be sitting at one of the benches and she is going to ask me if she saw me in California. I am going to say no, it was the Hamptons. I will take the documents, tell her to sing. I will hold the journal, this is how she will recognize me and I got back and put the postal stamp.”

In July 2010, Anna Chapman and other spies pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom. The deal involved immediate deportation of the 10 individuals in exchange for a reported 4 foreigners held for espionage by Russia. Thereafter, she was transported via Vision Airways from LaGuardia to Vienna.

from:  http://news.lalate.com/2011/03/28/anna-chapman-russian-spy-possibly-joining-kremlin/

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Russia’s Anna Chapman captured the media world’s attention last year when she was deported from the US, accused of being a spy. The BBC’s Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg investigates “Russia’s most glamorous secret agent”.

On the 35th floor of a Moscow skyscraper, an office is filling with smoke.

Suddenly I hear the click-click-click of high heels on parquet floor. And through the mist walks redhead Anna Chapman in a stunning blue dress.

She doesn’t seem in any hurry to evacuate the building.

That’s because the smoke is being pumped into the room by a machine to make her look special.

Russia’s most glamorous secret agent is here to record her weekly TV show. Judging from the scripted lines she’s speaking to camera, it’s clearly not light entertainment.

“Why are some people marked by death, and others escape it?”

Cut.

“More than a million Russians die every year. Nearly 40,000 in road accidents.”

Cut.

“This woman returned from Egypt a cripple. A shark ripped off her arm.”

Cut.

Unsolved mysteries

Anna Chapman’s show is called Secrets of the World. Each week on the Russian channel Ren TV, she sets about explaining the mysteries of our planet.

“The programme’s for everyone,” Anna says in a break. “Everyone is interested in mysteries, because they are secrets, they are unsolved.”

She is less keen, however, to talk about her own secrets. I ask Anna Chapman if she really had been a spy.

“I will never deny and I will never confirm the fact,” she replies coldly.

The Americans had no such doubts on the matter.

Eight months ago, Anna Chapman was one of 10 alleged Russian sleeper agents deported from the United States.

At Vienna airport the agents were exchanged for four people the Russians claimed had been spying for the West.

It was the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Back in Russia, Ms Chapman and her fellow deportees received medals from President Dmitry Medvedev and heaps of praise from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Most secret agents, once uncovered, arrested and deported, normally adopt a low profile back home. Not Anna Chapman.

Since returning to Russia, she’s hardly been out of the headlines.

Although I haven’t confirmed this fact, she is surely the first Russian spy to have done a photo shoot for a men’s magazine wearing very little and brandishing a pistol.

As well as being a model, Ms Chapman has also been an investment adviser for a bank, a charity worker and a campaigner for high-speed internet.

She’s also been elected one of the leaders of the youth wing of Mr Putin’s political party.

There are rumours she may even run for parliament this autumn. I ask Ms Chapman if that’s true.

“All I’m going to say is I’m interested in helping other people,” she replies. “That’s all.”

It’s another secret she is keeping well away from the cameras.

3D dreams

Anna Chapman rarely gives interviews, although last December a Russian TV show declared her Woman of the Year and devoted an hour of airtime to her.

In a programme resembling This is Your Life, Ms Chapman sat on a settee as a stream of figures from her past appeared on stage.

Anna Chapman in undated photo from Russian social networking site Odnoklassniki - released 28 June 2010
Ms Chapman lived in New York where she said she ran a property firm

Among them, Yegor from Volgograd – her old boyfriend from school. The audience applauded as he gave her a peck on the cheek and a bunch of flowers.

One person who wasn’t there was the man Anna married when she was living in England: Alex Chapman. They divorced after four years of marriage.

Now Anna hosts her own TV show. And she’s got more plans in the world of television.

“I’m planning to launch a 3D production company here in Russia,” she says. “We have the Winter Olympics and other interesting events coming up that I could cover. I’m going to launch a 3D pilot project soon.”

After an hour’s recording on the set of her programme, Anna Chapman is flagging.

“To be honest, I wouldn’t mind something to eat now,” she says to the director.

It shows that, although Ms Chapman is a woman of mystery, she is only human.

She is also charming, at times giggly and clearly keen to perfect her TV skills.

But there is a steely side, too, to Anna Chapman, a determination not to let down her guard.

She is unlikely to reveal her own secrets any time soon.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12876927

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Anna Chapman was born on February 23rd, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Chapman

February 23rd, 1982

2 + 23 +1+9+8+2 = 45 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Mysteries.  Secrets.  Magnetic.  Sexual attraction.

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February 23rd, 1982

23 +1+9+8+2 = 43 = her “secret” number = Fun girl.  Entertaining.  Entertainer.  Having a good time.  Enjoying herself.  The life of the party.

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February 23rd, 1982

February 23rd

2 + 23 +2+0+1+1 = 29 = her personal year (from February 23rd, 2011 to February 22nd, 2012) = Skills.  Talents.  Cooperation.  Teamwork.  Expertise.  Consulting experts.

Three of Wands Tarot card

29 year + 3 (March) = 32 = her personal month (from March 23rd, 2011 to April 22nd, 2011) = Prosperity.  Blockbuster.  Mainstream.  Majority.  Consensus.  Bigger is better.

29 year + 10 (October) = 39 = her personal month (from October 23rd, 2011 to November 22nd, 2011) = Charming.  Romance.  Compliments.

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February 23rd, 1982

February 23rd

2 + 23 +2+0+1+2 = 30 = her personal year (from February 23rd, 2012 to February 22nd, 2013) = Clothing.  Wardrobe.  Attire.  Fashion sense.  Sense of style.  Having a lot to be thankful for.

 

30 year + 11 (November) = 41 = her personal month (from November 23rd, 2012 to December 22nd, 2012) = Lingerie.  Intimate details.  Getting to know Anna.  Warming up to Anna.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Anna Chapman

1551 3817415             41

 

her path of destiny = 41 = Lingerie.  Intimate details.  Getting to know Anna.  Warming up to Anna.

[So between November 23rd, 2012 and December 22nd, 2012 expect Anna to be modeling lingerie (or perhaps coming out with her own line of lingerie)].

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8:23 PM EDT             Tueday June 19, 2012

Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.

The state-run Middle East News Agency, citing medical sources, said he was declared clinically dead shortly after arriving late Tuesday at a military hospital in Cairo, where he had been taken after suffering a stroke and cardiac arrest earlier in the day.

But Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told CNN, “He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.”

Mubarak was taken by helicopter to the military hospital in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, Shaheen said. “He had a heart attack and his heart stopped and he was saved by electric shocks, then placed on respirator,” he said. “His pulse is 40. He then got a brain clot. He is NOT clinically dead as reported but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.”

And Mubarak’s lawyer, Fareed El Deeb, told CNN, “He has been in a coma for hours now. He has had water on the lungs for 10 days now and his blood pressure is down today, which obstructed his breathing and forced doctors to put him on a respirator. He was given medicine intravenously to relieve the brain clot, and electric shocks were used to revive him but there was no substantial response. He is not dead as reported.”

El Deeb added that Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne, was at his side. He blamed SCAF for not having moved Mubarak last week from the prison to the hospital.

Adel Saeed, the official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor, had said earlier, “We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak’s heart has stopped and they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him. He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him.”

Nile TV reported that Mubarak had suffered a stroke.

He was taken from Tora prison hospital to Maadi military hospital, El Deeb told CNN. “He has suffered a stroke, but he is not dead.”

The prosecutor and the military council denied Mubarak had been moved.

His health had been reported in decline since he was ousted as president of Egypt in February 2011 and found guilty of charges related to the killings of hundreds of anti-government demonstrators during the revolution.

Last week, an Interior Ministry spokesman said he was comatose; the spokesman said he suffered from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and difficulty breathing.

“We should be skeptical,” said Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

“There’s a great Arab expression I like and it asks the following question: When you’re told that someone is dead, you say, ‘Is he dead and buried, or just dead?’ I think we are in the middle of this kind of situation.”

“Clinically dead is not a phrase that is commonly used, but when it is used, what it usually means is that someone is brain dead,” said CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. “In the United States, we would call this person dead because they have no brain activity.”

Meanwhile, crowds jammed Tahrir Square once again on Wednesday. But their focus this time was not on Mubarak. Instead, it was on the power grab by the Egyptian military, which last week issued a constitutional decree that stripped the position of president of much of its power after a top court dissolved the parliament. Those moves were followed by the nation’s first presidential election, which pitted Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi against Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Safik. Final results have not been announced.

“It’s a media stunt to divert attention from the constitutional decree,” said Taha Shaker, a demonstrator in the square. “If he’s really dead, it won’t make a difference. We’ve started a sit-in and won’t leave unless the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces leaves unconditionally.”

“I’ve come from far away. I’m not leaving until Morsi swears the oath in front of the legitimately elected parliament,” said demonstrator Sayed Ahmed. “I don’t care about Mubarak. These are games played by the intelligence services.”

“If he’s really dead, its God’s will,” said Nasser Shaaban, another demonstrator. “I would hope he lives to see the new president.”

Outside Maadi Military Hospital, shortly before midnight Tuesday, there was no additional security. Instead, there were a few policemen outside the main gate and two military police inside the gate. Across the street perhaps a half-dozen journalists sat on the curb smoking cigarettes.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/19/world/meast/egypt-mubarak/index.html

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Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak

May 4th, 1928

5 + 4 +1+9+2+8 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Competency.

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May 4th, 1928

May 4th

5 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 14 = his personal year (from May 4th, 2012 to May 3rd, 2013) = Intolerance.  Immoderate.

Temperance Tarot card

14 year + 6 (June) = 20 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2012 to July 3rd, 2012) = Judge for yourself.  The afterlife.

20 month + 19 (19th of the month on Tuesday June 19th, 2102) = 39 = his personal day = Half-truths.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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Francois Hollande (L), Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, and his companion Valerie Trierweiler sit in a car as they leave a polling station in Tulle during the second round of the 2012 French presidential election May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Sun May 6, 2012          2:25pm EDT

Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won France’s presidential election runoff on Sunday, beating President Nicolas Sarkozy by a clear margin, according to projections by pollsters.

Polling institutes predicted Hollande would win between 51.8 and 52.0 percent of the vote versus Sarkozy’s tally of between 48.0 and 48.2 percent.

Hollande, who had led conservative incumbent Sarkozy in polls for months, would become France’s first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/06/us-france-election-projections-idUSBRE8450AR20120506

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François Hollande was born on August 12th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francois_Hollande

August 12th, 1954

8 + 12 +1+9+5+4 = 39 = his life lesson = Charming.  Keep your promises.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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August 12th, 1954

August 12th

8 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from August 12th, 2011 to August 11th, 2012) = Dominating.  Taking charge.  In charge.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 4 (April) = 28 = his personal month (from April 12th, 2012 to May 11th, 2012) = Bold.  Daring.  Unstoppable.

Two of Wands Tarot card

28 month + 6 (6th of the month on Sunday May 6th, 2012) = 34 = his personal day = Getting people all fired up.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

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2:37 PM EST         Thursday December 15, 2011

What if Ron Paul rocked the political establishment, silenced the naysayers and spoiled the party for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney by winning the Iowa caucuses?

“I think I have a good chance,” the Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” on Wednesday.

“I’m not saying that I’m not… working on a daily basis, you know, I’m assuming I’m going to win this thing,” Paul said. “I’m assuming we’re going to do very, very well and have a much better showing than anybody has given us credit for the past year.”

In that past year, many political observers did not give Paul much credit. Back then, Romney appeared near invincible, Michele Bachmann basked in the glow of a key Iowa straw poll win, Gingrich’s campaign was left for dead, and many conservatives hailed Rick Perry as a sort of political messiah.

All that has changed.

Several polls show Gingrich ahead, with Romney and Paul battling — or tying — for second place in Iowa. Yet given uncertainty over the depth of support for Gingrich and Romney, there is a very real chance for an Iowa caucus win from the unconventional Paul, an 11-term Texas congressman who’s running as a change agent. He’s a tea party favorite who has run for president twice before, and a man whose libertarian leanings urge pulling all U.S. troops from foreign deployment and deep and controversial spending cuts. He believes so much in scaling back government involvement in peoples’ lives that he says if people choose not buy health care insurance — or even drink raw milk — they should be able to and suffer the consequences of their own actions, come what may.

Paul’s supporters wonder if he could win a general election, and the candidate himself doubts his stamina in what could be a long GOP primary fight.

But what would a Paul caucus win mean for Gingrich and Romney?

For one, it would give the Texas congressman momentum heading into New Hampshire and other early contests and reshuffle the deck of frontrunners. But would it validate Paul’s unique brand of conservatism that urges an end to the IRS and the Federal Reserve but also bucks GOP national security and foreign policy orthodoxy? Would it confirm that Republicans are deeply undecided over whom to support? Or would a Paul win simply mean that Paul is better organized?

“One thing we know about Republicans this year: They are disenchanted with their entire field of candidates,” said Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos. “If Republicans are so dispirited that turnout is low, Ron Paul could win. You know his voters will wade through snow, sleet and mind-numbing political rhetoric to get to the polls.”

Paul: Leaders treat budget like a game

Ron Paul: I’m no isolationist

Though Castellanos believes it’s more likely Paul will finish second to Gingrich, he still conceded, “Iowa could be anybody’s race.”

GOP political analyst Rich Galen gives Paul a better shot.

“If Paul wins Iowa — which is possible, trending toward probable — then both Gingrich and Romney get a pass heading into New Hampshire,” Galen said. “Paul’s support is about three yards wide and a thousand feet deep. He has worked Iowa hard and his anti-Newt ads … are having an effect.”

Yet Galen also added: “If Paul wins, then whoever comes in second — assuming its Gingrich or Romney — will ‘win’ having beaten the other. So, whoever comes in third under this scenario is the loser.”

If Paul does manage to pull off an upset, credit a decent campaign war chest, hard-hitting ads against his rivals, and an impressive campaign organization in the Hawkeye state.

When CNN asked Drew Ivers, Paul’s Iowa state chairman, to compare the Paul operation to rival camps in the state, Ivers was boastful.

“I would say we’re probably a little bit better organized,” he said. “And the fact that we ran four years ago, that’s been a plus. He’s not an unknown entity.”

Other than Romney, Paul is the only candidate among the crop of GOP White House hopefuls who ran for president in 2008. But unlike Romney and Gingrich, Paul has long had offices and a ground game in Iowa.

“We’re in better shape than we were four years ago, as well,” Ivers said, citing caucus readiness for Paul in most of Iowa’s 1,784 precincts.

And Ivers also weighed in on the impact of Paul’s ranking in the caucus outcome.

“If we could come in with a good, solid third-place showing, that would potentially leave Gingrich and Romney in their current struggle: back and forth,” Ivers said. “But if we come in ahead of either one, I think it’s going to be more detrimental to them than us. Simply because they’re perceived as the establishment, you know, the front-runners.

“For Ron Paul to come in and beat either one of them, that sort of shakes the establishment. It’s going to shake people up. [Many people will say,] ‘Wait a minute. This is not supposed to happen. A humble congressman from Texas isn’t supposed to beat the brilliant speaker of the House… or he’s not supposed to beat the governor of Massachusetts. And so that will be a dramatic showing.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/15/politics/ron-paul-iowa/index.html?npt=NP1

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Ron Paul was born on August 20th, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_paul

August 20th, 1935

August 20th

8 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = his personal year (from August 20th, 2011 to August 19th, 2012) = His issue is can he win the mainstream American vote.

32 year + 11 (November) = 43 = his personal month (from November 20th, 2011 to December 19th, 2011) = Having fun.  Fun times.  Celebrating.  Congratulations.

43 month + 15 (15th of the month on Thursday December 15th, 2011) = 58 = his personal day = Sick and tired of politics as usual.

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December 12, 2011

Amid a crescendo of complaints from Russians fed up with the country’s tightly controlled political system, two prominent figures — a billionaire industrialist and the recently ousted finance minister — sought to fill a void in the opposition leadership on Monday.

The billionaire, Mikhail D. Prokhorov, who owns shares in a major gold mining company and an array of other ventures in Russia as well as the New Jersey Nets basketball franchise in the United States, said he would run for president, challenging Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin.

“I made a decision, probably the most serious decision in my life: I am going to the presidential election,” Mr. Prohkorov said at a news conference. He has barely appeared in public since mid-September, when he was removed as the head of a pro-business party, Just Cause, after clashing with Kremlin political strategists.

“You may remember, the Kremlin removed me and my allies from Just Cause, and we were not allowed to do what we wanted,” he said. “It is not in my nature to stop halfway. So for the last two and a half months we sat and worked, very calmly and quietly, and we created all the infrastructure to collect two million signatures,” the number needed to get on the ballot as an independent candidate.

Meanwhile, the former finance minister, Aleksei L. Kudrin, said he would form a new political party to push for liberal reforms. Like Mr. Prokhorov, Mr. Kudrin was expelled from the Kremlin’s inner circle this fall, after disagreeing publicly with Mr. Putin’s decision to trade jobs with President Dmitri A. Medvedev.

Mr. Kudrin told the business newspaper Vedomosti that the governing party, United Russia, had not delivered on its promises to protect business, fight corruption and reform the court system, and would be hard-pressed to respond to the complaints emerging from society.

“While they are gathering their thoughts, they are losing time, which is very valuable right now,” he said. “In parallel, there will arise a new liberal party, which will talk about these problems. This party will include people with experience, people from business. The political picture will begin to gradually change.” He said he was “absolutely certain” that the party would be created, though he offered no details.

Their return to the political arena Monday posed the latest in a series of challenges in recent days to the political status quo after years of stasis.

Mr. Prokhorov said the events of the last week, including a huge rally on Saturday that drew tens of thousands of people in protest of parliamentary election results, have left the governing powers no choice but to loosen their grip.

“I think that our society is waking up, and that part of the government which is not capable of establishing a dialogue with society, those authorities will have to go,” he said. “The world is undergoing serious changes, a new kind of person has arisen as the result of the internet, and communication between the authorities and society will have a more honest character.”

Many changes seem likely to flow from Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, which were condemned as fraudulent by international and local monitors, and protested by a vehement swath of middle-class Russians.

United Russia, which is led by Mr. Putin, finished first in the elections, with a shade under 50 percent of the vote, but still lost 77 seats.

Critics say those losses would have been far steeper were it not for voting irregularities, including structural impediments that make it difficult for opposition parties to compete — like the use of official government resources on behalf of United Russia — and also outright fraud like ballot-box stuffing.

At least one nationwide exit poll suggested that United Russia most likely won only about 43 percent of the vote, or more than 6 percent less than the official tally.

Complaints began mounting during the campaign, when digitally-connected young citizens, taking matters into the own hands, circulated videos showing local and regional authorities threatening or cajoling their subordinates to get out the vote for United Russia, the governing party, which is led by Mr. Putin.

Similar videos of malfeasance at polling stations, some taken using cellphones, were posted on the Internet.

The outcry culminated on Saturday, when upward of 40,000 protesters gathered near the Kremlin for a rally that was permitted by city authorities. A huge deployment of riot police and heavy equipment stood by as the crowd chanted slogans against Mr. Putin and denounced the election results as invalid. Some speakers demanded that the elections be annulled and a new vote scheduled.

Mr. Medvedev has ordered inquiries into alleged fraud but there is widespread skepticism that such an investigation would alter the outcome. And on Monday, Mr. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said as much, telling Agence France-Presse, “even if you take into account the so-called evidence” of fraud, “this accounts for just over 0.5 percent of all the votes.”

The wave of dissent has included complaints from the three minority parties represented in the Parliament, all of which picked up additional seats in the balloting. But the parties have been at odds over how to respond, and in some cases there has been internal dissent within their own ranks.

At least one member of Parliament, Gennadi Gudkov, of Just Russia, a liberal socialist party, has urged that his group reach an agreement with the Communist Party, which finished second in the balloting, and the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, which finished fourth, to refuse their seats in the new Parliament and force a new vote.

The Communist Party has declared the election results “illegitimate both from the moral and political points of view” and said that they showed a “heavy defeat of the ruling regime.” The party has also called for the ouster of Russia’s top elections official, Vladimir Churov, who is a strong supporter of Mr. Putin.

But so far the Communists have said they will not decline their seats unless United Russia first gives up theirs. Meanwhile, the nationalists have distanced themselves from the other opposition parties, even declining to attend Saturday’s big rally, which they said was instigated by foreign agents.

Even the leader of Just Russia, Sergei Mironov, who is also running for president, said he opposed declining the parliamentary seats out of concern that under Russian election law they would simply be awarded to United Russia, which fielded enough candidates to fill all 450 seats in the Duma, the lower house.

Other opposition organizers have argued against tossing out the election results in favor of forcing a recount in districts where there was evidence of fraud, which they said would most likely result in United Russia losing more seats, perhaps enough for it to fall short of the simple majority needed to pass legislation.

It was into this swirl of dissenting voices and lack of coherent leadership that the announcements came on Monday from Mr. Kudrin and Mr. Prokhorov.

For Mr. Prokhorov, whose business interests include a stake in the Atlantic Yardsdevelopment in downtown Brooklyn, his leap into presidential politics could be risky. He is the first wealthy businessman to pursue a political goal in Russia against the governing authorities since the 2003 arrest of Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, the former chairman of the Yukos Oil Company, who was jailed after he began financing an opposition party. He remains in prison.

The Kremlin is clearly considering blessing a liberal party, after the backlash that has emerged in recent days.

In an interview posted Tuesday on the Web site of Ekho Moskvy radio station, Kremlin strategist Vladislav Y. Surkov said he supported the creation of “a mass liberal party or, more precisely, a party for the annoyed urban communities,” and that in order for Russia’s political system to survive, it needed to open up to “new players.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/world/europe/billionaire-to-oppose-putin-in-russian-presidential-election.html

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Mikhail Prokhorov was born on May 3rd, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Prokhorov

May 3rd, 1965

May 3rd

5 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = his personal year (from May 3rd, 2011 to May 2nd, 2012) = Different.  Having faith.  Wait and see.  Reversals.

12 year + 12 (December) = 24 = his personal month (from December 3rd, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012) = Russia.  Taking charge.

24 month + 12 (12th of the month on Monday December  12th, 2011) = 36 = his personal day = Having his work cut out for him.  Herculean task.

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The 2012 Russian presidential elections are to be held on Sunday March 4th, 2012 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_presidential_election,_2012

Sunday March 4th, 2012

May 3rd, 1965

May 3rd

5 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = his personal year (from May 3rd, 2011 to May 2nd, 2012) = Different.  Having faith.  Wait and see.  Reversals.

12 year + 3 (March) = 15 = his personal month (from March 3rd, 2012 to April 2nd, 2012) = Taxes.  Spending.

15 month + 4 (4th of the month on Sunday March 4th, 2012) = 19 = his personal day = Proud of his hard earned success.  Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

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Aleksei Kudrin was born on October 12th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksey_Kudrin

October 12th, 1960

October 12th

10 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 26 = his personal year (from October 12th, 2011 to October 11th, 2012) = Popular.  Speeches.  Television.  In the news.  Making headlines.

26 year + 12 (December) = 38 = his personal month (from December 12th, 2011 to January 11th, 2012) = I care.  Take care of yourself.

38 month + 12 (12th of the month on Monday December 12th, 2011) = 50 = his personal day = Society.  Population.  Everybody.

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The 2012 Russian presidential elections are to be held on Sunday March 4th, 2012 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_presidential_election,_2012

Sunday March 4th, 2012

October 12th, 1960

October 12th

10 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 26 = his personal year (from October 12th, 2011 to October 11th, 2012) = Popular.  Speeches.  Television.  In the news.  Making headlines.

26 year + 2 (February) = 28 = his personal month (from February 12th, 2012 to March 11th, 2012) = Bold.  Daring.

28 month + 4 (4th of the month on Sunday March 4th, 2012) = 32 = his personal day = Freedom.  Liberty.  Democracy.  Mainstream.  Victory.

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The 2012 Russian presidential elections are to be held on Sunday March 4th, 2012 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_presidential_election,_2012

Vladimir Putin was born on October 7th, 1952 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Petersburg, Russia according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Putin,_Vladimir

October 7th, 1952

October 7th

10 + 7 +2+0+1+1 = 21 = his personal year (from October 7th, 2011 to October 6th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.  Seeing the big picture.

21 year + 2 (February) = 23 = his personal month (from February 7th, 2012 to March 6th, 2012) = Leadership.  Taking action.

23 month + 4 (4th of the month on Sunday March 4th, 2012) = 27 = his personal day = First.  Uncharacteristic.  Acting out of character.

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Emma Sullivan tweets on her decision not to apologize to the Kansas governor.

Emma Sullivan, the Kansas teenager whose tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback has turned the conservative Republican into a social media target, is standing by her refusal to apologize.

In an exchange of emails with the Los Angeles Times, Sullivan on Monday said she won’t comply with her principal’s demand that she write an apology to the governor by today. Telephone calls to the principal, the school district office and to the governor’s media staff were not returned.

The face-off between Sullivan, 18, a Shawnee Mission East senior, and Brownback, 55, a former senator and 2008 presidential aspirant, has become the stuff of a David versus Goliath showdown with a touch of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” -– at least as far as some liberal elements of the blogosphere are concerned.

Sullivan’s followers have increased from about five dozen to more than 7,400 in just days, a rate of growth that would be the envy of any celebrity. She out-pulls Brownback by a ratio of better than 2 to 1.

Sullivan has attracted a range of support from the liberal side of the blogosphere, which sees the battle as one for her free speech rights. That Brownback, who has been out front in his conservative positions including strongly opposing abortion rights, is on the other side is all the sweeter for liberals.

The incident began Nov. 21, when Sullivan attended a Youth in Government program at the state Capitol.

At the event, she tweeted: “Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.”

In reality, she made no such comment. But in the brave new world of instantaneous electronic communication, that doesn’t matter. The tweet itself was reality enough for Brownback’s staff, which — like most political protectors — routinely monitors the social media whirl.

Staffers contacted the youth program. Word eventually went downhill, and Sullivan was called to the principal’s office.

There, principal Karl R. Krawitz reportedly ordered her to send Brownback a letter of apology and even, Sullivan said to the Associated Press, suggested talking points for the note she was to hand in Monday.

“I’ve decided not to write the letter but I hope this opens the door for average citizens to voice their opinion & to be heard!” Sullivan tweeted.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/11/teen-tweeter-gives-kansas-governor-political-headache.html

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Emma Sullivan

5441 13339415       43

 

her path of destiny = 43 = Friends.  Friendship.  Congratulations.  Enjoyment.  Fun times.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Emma Sullivan

5        1  3  15

 

her primary challenge (ES) and what she must do/has to do (EA) both = 51 = Government.  Governor.  Elected officials.  Elections.  Voting.

the most important thing she can do = EL = 53 = Debates.  Principles.  Passionate about her beliefs.

how she obtains her heart’s desire = EN = 55 = Insight.  Clarity.  Seeing things as they truly are.  Having a way with words.

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Sam Brownback was born on September 12th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Brownback and http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Brownback%2C_Sam

September 12th, 1956

September 12th

9 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = his personal year (from September 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2012) = Activists.  Movements.  People rooting for the underdog.

25 year + 11 (November) = 36 = his personal month (from November 12th, 2011 to December 11th, 2011) = Overreaching.  Throwing his weight around.

36 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = 63 = his personal day = Anguish.

36 month + 28 (28th of the month on Monday November 28th, 2011) = 64 = his personal day = Darkest hour.  A karmic drama that just needs to be played out to its conclusion.

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October 31, 2011, 8:48 a.m.

Presidential candidate Herman
Cain
defiantly rejected Monday allegations that he sexually harassed two
employees during the 1990s while he was the head of a trade association in
Washington, calling the claims “false” and “baseless.”

“I have never sexually harassed anyone. Anyone. And
absolutely these are false accusations,” Cain said on an interview on Fox
News Channel
.

Cain, however, said that if the association had arrived at a legal settlement
with the two women, he did not know about it. “I hope it wasn’t for much,” he
said.

Politico reported Sunday evening that two female employees of the National
Restaurant Association accused Cain of improper conduct while Cain was president
and CEO of the organization from late 1996 to 1999.

The women, who were not identified, signed agreements with the association
that included financial payouts and barred them from discussing their
departures, according to the report.

Sources told Politico that the
behavior included, “conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal
questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during
conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at
the association’s offices.”

Cain said that he was aware of the allegations while at the association, but
called them “baseless.” He pledged that no further alleged incidents would come
to light.

“If more allegations come, I assure you people will simply make them up,”
Cain said.

The candidate, who has been surging in the polls
and represents at the moment the greatest conservative challenge to Mitt Romney
for the GOP
nomination, conceded that the allegations had cast a “cloud” over his
campaign.

Cain is in Washington for several days as part of an effort to reach out to a
Republican establishment that has viewed his longshot bid with some skepticism.
Earlier in the day, Cain appeared at a forum on taxes at the American Enterprise
Institute, where a scrum of media awaited him.

He declined to answer a question concerning the allegations, citing the
forum’s ground rules. “I’ll take all the arrows later,” Cain said.

Beyond the Fox News interview, Cain was scheduled to deliver a lunchtime
speech at the National Press Club.

On Fox, Cain was also asked whether his wife of 43 years, Gloria, would soon
be joining him on the campaign trail. He said that she would soon grant an
“exclusive” interview, without providing details.

“She will be introduced in terms of some limited exposure,” he said. “It’s
not her style to be with me on every campaign stop.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-cain-harassment-denies-20111031,0,1769581.story

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Herman Cain was born on December 13th, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_cain

December 13th, 1945

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from December 13th, 2010 to December 12th, 2011) = Vulnerability.

28 year + 10 (October) = 38 = his personal month (from October 13th, 2011 to November 12th, 2011) = Perversion.  His wife.

38 month + 1 (1st of the month on Tuesday November 1st, 2011) = 39 = his personal day = Half-truths.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Herman Cain

8           3

 

his primary challenge = HC = 83 = A call for justice.

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06/14/11 10:30 AM ET

This early in the season, a presidential primary debate is essentially about winning the battle of the buzz. On a crowded stage, the objective is to separate oneself in a way that captures media attention and drives post-debate conversation. The contender who best accomplished that in Monday’s CNN New Hampshire debate is Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman with a singular talent for seizing the spotlight. Compared to her six male opponents, Bachmann came across as scrappy and forthright. You may disagree with every word she says, but there’s no question the woman has the courage of her convictions.

Bachmann’s fluency as a presidential debater complicates the fortunes of her rivals. Her ideological purity makes Mitt Romney look all the more wishy-washy. Her vivacity heightens the mind-numbing dullness of fellow Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty. Her can-do gumption reduces Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to the status of cranky old men. Her social conservatism puts Rick Santorum to shame — Bachmann can trump Santorum’s seven children with a whopping 23 foster children of her own. Only Herman Cain is as plainspoken and conversational, but politically he appears not ready for prime time-for God’s sake, the man mispronounced “Chile.”

Bachmann has the performance mechanics down pat. She knows how to deliver her message in sound bites, and she rarely shrinks from addressing the question on the table. Unlike some of the other stuffed shirts on the stage, she seems like a real person. This is a political skill that cannot be underestimated.

Bachmann’s one glaringly weak moment of the debate was an ambiguous, contradictory response on gay marriage. Her position on the matter is muddled; about the only thing that’s certain is that she stands outside the mainstream of popular opinion, on this as on most other social issues. The congresswoman’s response on gay marriage represented a rare misstep, and it highlights the vulnerability she will face as a national candidate forced to step outside her right-wing comfort zone.

If Bachmann’s performance now lifts her into the varsity ranks of Republican presidential contenders, Gingrich and Santorum just got pushed further to the sidelines. You have to wonder how many more debates they will get invited to, or what right-minded person would give either of them a dime. As for the others, Ron Paul will always be Ron Paul, which is to say more contrarian than viable candidate. Pawlenty performed adequately, but he needed to gain serious traction in this debate, and clearly that did not happen. Romney managed to emerge relatively unscathed, despite predictions from the pundits that he would serve as the debate’s punching bag. That said, he’s still not very likeable.

To the chagrin of her less media-savvy opponents, feisty Michele Bachmann lives to fight another day. Long after most of these other candidates have vanished from the race, it appears likely she’ll still be standing.

from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-schroeder/michele-bachmanns-preside_b_876432.html

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Michele Marie Bachmann was born April 6th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann

April 6th, 1956

4 + 6 +1+9+5+6 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Competition. Competing. Controversial. Stirring things up. Striving to be #1. Rising to the challenge.

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Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.  Ages 54 to 63 are ruled by the sum of the 7th letter of the name and the sum of the digits of the year of birth.

Michele Marie Bachmann     April 6th, 1956

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) +1+9+5+6 = 34

So from ages fifty-four to sixty-three she has the number 34 going on.

34 Generating a buzz.  Meteoric rise.  Momentum.  Red hot.  Smokin’ hot. 

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April 6th, 1956
 
April 6th
 
4 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = her personal year (from April 6th, 2011 to April 5th, 2012) = Sexy. Sex appeal.
 
 
14 year + 8 (August) = 22 = her personal month (from August 6th, 2011 to September 5th, 2011) = Like a three ring circus.
 

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Michele Marie Bachmann

4938535 41995 21384155       94

her path of destiny = 94 = Her can-do gumption reduces Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to the status of cranky old men.

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August 11, 2011    5:17 p.m.

The first Republican debate lacked the party’s biggest names. The second lacked any major fireworks.Now, as the GOP‘s announced presidential hopefuls meet again for a debate in Iowa on Thursday, arguably all but one of the candidates are in search of a dynamic-shifting moment as the nominating race enters a decisive phase.For Mitt Romney, Thursday offered more evidence of his front-runner status. The leader in national polling and fundraising, he sparred with liberal activists as he toured the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, focused more on the current president than his GOP rivals.”I’m not going to raise taxes! And if you want somebody who will raise taxes, you can vote for Barack Obama,” he said.The key question before the Ames debate is whether the other Republicans would seek to challenge Romney — something they seemed reluctant to do in the last debate.Michele Bachmannused that last forum in New Hampshire to announce her candidacy. Her dazzling performance launched her from the back of the pack to the top tier, inviting new scrutiny along the way.She canceled a planned event Thursday to huddle with advisors in preparation for the debate, as observers wondered if she could deliver a more substantive performance and show appeal beyond her committed “tea party”base.For Tim Pawlenty, this week’s debate and straw poll in Iowa loomed as a critical moment. His lackluster showing at the June debate robbed his campaign of any momentum it had started to build. His fatal error: passing on a chance to follow through on his criticism of the healthcare plan Romney signed into law in Massachusetts.New to the stage was former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. He entered the race in June to considerable fanfare, but has struggled to gain traction, or even make a strong case for his candidacy. He’s already announced he won’t compete in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses, and would be making a broader case to Republican voters seeing him for the first time.

Looming over the affair were two Republican heavyweights about to descend on Iowa, but neither officially in the race at this point. Aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry revealed just hours before the debate that he would become an official candidate over the weekend.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to arrive in the Hawkeye State on Friday on her “One Nation” bus tour, on hiatus since she toured the Northeast in early June.

Neither is participating in either the debate or Saturday’s Iowa straw poll, traditionally seen as an early test of organizational strength in Iowa.

A CNN poll released Thursday showed Perry and Palin trailing only Romney in the GOP field. Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum, like Pawlenty and Huntsman, were in low-single digits.

Thursday’s debate was sponsored by Fox News Channel, the Washington Examiner and the Iowa Republican Party.

 
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Mitt Romney was born on March 12th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_romney
 
March 12th, 1947
 
March 12th
 
3 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from March 12th, 2011 to March 11th, 2012) = Sunshine is the best disinfectant.
 
 
19 year + 8 (August) = 27 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2011) = Acting out of character. 
 
 
27 month + 13 (13th of the month on Saturday August 13th, 2011) = 40 = his personal day = I could use some help.
 
 
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Michele Bachmann was born on April 6th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann
 
April 6th, 1956
 
April 6th
 
4 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = her personal year (from April 6th, 2011 to April 5th, 2012) = Sexy.  Sex appeal.
 
 
14 year + 8 (August) = 22 = her personal month (from August 6th, 2011 to September 5th, 2011) = Like a three ring circus.
 
 
22 month + 13 (13th of the month on Saturday August 13th, 2011) = 35 = her personal day = Not giving up.  Persevering.
 
 
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Tim Pawlenty was born on November 27th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Pawlenty
 
November 27th, 1960
 
November 27th
 
11 + 27 +2+0+1+0 = 41 = his personal year (from November 27th, 2010 to November 26th, 2011) = Him getting to know you, and you getting to know him.
 
 
41 year + 7 (July) = 48 = his personal month (from July 27th, 2011 to August 26th, 2011) = Finding his way.
 
 
48 month + 13 (13th of the month on Saturday August 13th, 2011) = 61 = his personal day = Doing the unexpected.
 
  
 
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Ron Paul was born on August 20th, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_paul
 
August 20th, 1935
 
August 20th
 
8 + 20 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from August 20th, 2010 to August 19th, 2011) = Rising to the challenge.  Personal best.  Stirring things up.
 
 
31 year + 7 (July) = 38 = his personal month (from July 20th, 2011 to August 19th, 2011) = I care.  I can feel it.
 
 
38 month + 13 (13th of the month on Saturday August 13th, 2011) = 51 = his personal day = Campaigning for the presidency.  Vote for me.  The rule of law.
 
 
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The United States presidential election of 2012 is to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
 
Ron Paul was born on August 20th, 1935
 
August 20th, 1935
 
August 20th
 
8 + 20 +2+0+1+2 = 33 = his personal year (from August 20th, 2012 to August 19th, 2013) = Taking a stand.  Not backing down.
 
 
33 year + 10 (October) = 43 = his personal month (from October 20th, 2012 to November 19th, 2012) = Celebrating.  Congratulations.
 
 
43 month + 6 (6th of the month on Tuesday November 6th, 2012) = 49 = his personal day = Happy.  Smiling.  Wish come true.
 
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August 8th, 2011

After weeks of going door-to-door, volunteers tirelessly making phone calls day after day, and both candidates shaking hands and smiling for interviews, Election Day has arrived.

Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, voters will hit the polls to choose between incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and her challenger, Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay).

For weeks, both have been filling Facebook with ‘thanks you’s’ and photos, and tweeting about events information and election details in an effort to find the last few votes.

While each has drastically different viewpoints on government, they both agree on one thing, it’s all about turnout for this election, and both Fox Point and Bayside village clerks agree, it’s going to be one busy day Tuesday.

“It’s been very busy for a special election,” Tanya O’Malley, Fox Point village clerk said. “This level of office often will bring out voters.”

O’Malley said of the 623 absentee ballots that have been issued. There are 4,975 registered voters in Fox Point, with a 12.3 percent turnout so far.

And it’s a similar story in Bayside.

“Judging by the amount of people calling (Monday), trying to still vote, I think that it’s going to be a large turnout because a lot of people couldn’t vote today like they wanted to,” Lynn Galyardt, Bayside’s director of finance and administration said.

On Monday, Galyardt said she received roughly 10 phone calls, and had to turn away two or three people came in hoping to file absentee ballots. “Those people were the hard ones, they were upset because I had to tell them no,” she said.

Bayside, which includes residents in both Milwaukee County and a small part of Ozaukee County, has a total of 3,176 registered voters. Galyardt said Bayside has sent out 15 absentee ballots in Ozaukee County, with 14 returned, as well as 401 absentee ballots issued in Milwaukee County, with 367 returned.

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, expect to see a few changes in procedures, as the new voter identification law will be partially implemented. Here are key changes that will be in effect Tuesday:

  • Voters will be asked, but are not required to provide a photo ID. However, beginning in 2012 a voter must provide ID in order to vote.
  • Any voter not able to provide a photo ID in 2011 will be given a handout that has been created by the state Government Accountability Board.
  • Voters must sign the poll list when voting before they can receive a ballot.
  • The residency requirement has changed from 10 days prior to Election Day to 28 consecutive days prior to Election Day.
  • A voter can no longer use a corroborating witness when registering to vote.
  • University and college students can establish residency for registration by using the combination of a college ID with a photo and a fee payment receipt dated no earlier than nine months before the election.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Here are the polling places in Fox Point and Bayside:

  • Bayside residents can vote at Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Ln. Please use the Standish Place entrance.
  • Fox Point residents can vote at either the Fox Point Police Department, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd., or the Longacre Pavilion, 7343 N. Longacre Rd.

If you’re not sure where to vote or whether you’re registered, check out the state’s Voter Public Access web site. You also can find a sample ballot on the site.

from:  http://foxpoint.patch.com/articles/fox-point-bayside-fully-equipped-for-election-day

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Alberta Darling was born on April 28th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Darling

April 28th, 1944

April 28th

4 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = her personal year (from April 28th, 2011 to April 27th, 2012) = Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.

36 year + 7 (July) = 43 = her personal month (from July 28th, 2011 to August 27th, 2011) = Friends.

43 month + 9 (9th of the month on Tuesday August 9th, 2011) = 52 = her personal day = Teaching you a lesson.

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Sandy Pasch was born on May 19th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Pasch

May 19th, 1954

5 + 19 +1+9+5+4 = 43 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Friends.  Celebrating.  Congratulations.

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May 19th, 1954

May 19th

5 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = her personal year (from May 19th, 2011 to May 18th, 2012) = Fortune favors the bold.

28 year + 7 (July) = 35 = her personal month (from July 19th, 2011 to August 18th, 2011) = Hanging in there.

35 month + 9 (9th of the month on Tuesday August 9th, 2011) = 44 = her personal day = It is what it is.

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San Francisco

August 9, 2011

Mayor Ed Lee, who in January promised to fill out his predecessor’s term as a caretaker and swore off aspirations to run for the job this fall, on Monday announced plans to enter the race, upending a crowded political field.Surrounded by a media crush, Lee requested filing papers at the city’s election department before emerging to answer questions about broken promises that will probably shadow him throughout the campaign.The former tenants-rights activist turned city administrator said he only recently had reversed his position, persuaded by many residents and some elected officials that he owed it to the city to press ahead in his trademark cooperative style.

“We’ve changed the tone of government,” said Lee, 59, flanked by his family. “I really feel good about it, and I don’t want to let it go.”

Lee said that when the Board of Supervisors named him to the seat vacated by now-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, he had no intention of seeking election. His pledge to stay above the fray was a key condition for a slim majority vote of the former board and a unanimous vote of the newly seated one that placed him in office. Four of the former and current officials who backed Lee are running for mayor. Among them is board President David Chiu. “Make no mistake, I am disappointed that he broke his promise to San Franciscans not to run for office,” Chiu wrote in a message to supporters Monday. “But it will ultimately be up to the voters to judge the character, vision and record of those who want to lead our city for the next four years.”

Lee’s drama-free approach to problem-solving has proved a marked contrast to the contentious battles between moderates and progressives that have plagued recent administrations in San Francisco’s liberal landscape. The political theater has at times paralyzed the business of governing.

But Lee on Monday cited a host of achievements this year that resulted, he said, from his “deliberate effort to reach out” to all constituents and colleagues. Among them:

Persuading Twitter and other tech companies to maintain a corporate presence in the city, promoting a local-hire rule, shepherding passage of a balanced budget despite inheriting a $380-million deficit, hiring a popular police chief, negotiating a pension reform proposal and securing the America’s Cup sailing race.

“I have been part of changing the way city government is run, and I have been striving to do this for 21 years,” said Lee, who is of Chinese descent and the city’s first Asian American mayor. “Things have changed at City Hall over the past seven months, and because of that, I’ve changed my mind.”

Lee credited Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for helping persuade him that San Francisco needed his continued steady hand. She became the city’s last interim mayor after the 1978 assassination of George Moscone, an appointment that catapulted her into two elected terms as mayor and then national politics.

But critics and a number of political experts said that the act of entering the November race would instantly tarnish Lee’s image.

One citizen struggled as he was ushered out of the elections office Monday after demanding that Lee step down for filing his papers “under false pretenses.” Chiu, meanwhile, told KQED-FM (88.5) radio that the interim mayor’s decision “will certainly have an impact on our working relationship moving forward, about what we’re able to trust in what he says.”

Three separate efforts to persuade Lee to run were launched in recent months.

Progress for All, the group behind the polished “Run Ed Run” campaign, was the subject of a previously scheduled policy discussion Monday by the city’s ethics commission. At issue is whether the group is an independent expenditure committee working on behalf of a candidate, which would mean it skirted a $500 per-contributor cap. Its founder has argued that because there was no candidate, the group was more akin to a political action committee. If Lee or anyone involved in his campaign authorized or assisted the committee, that would be improper collusion, the ethics director has said.

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that Progress for All’s small group of donors is closely allied with either former Mayor Willie Brown or Chinatown power broker Rose Pak — both long criticized for a backroom-dealing style of politics. Brown and Pak were key to talking Lee into taking the interim post.

“Ed Lee told us he didn’t want to be interim mayor. But powerful people insisted he do it, so he did. Then Ed Lee told us he didn’t want to run for mayor. But powerful people insisted he run,” City Atty. Dennis Herrera, who also is running for mayor, said in a statement. “To my mind, Ed Lee’s biggest problem isn’t that he’s a dishonest man — it’s that he’s not his own man.”

Though Lee said he enjoyed the “Run Ed Run” posters that caricatured his bushy mustache, he insisted Monday that he was not in any way allied with the campaign.

“I will not change the way I do business,” he said. “I will continue to be Ed Lee, reaching out and cracking my sorry jokes.

 
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Edwin Mah Lee was born on May 5th, 1952 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_M._Lee
 
May 5th, 1952
 
5 + 5 +1+9+5+2 = 27 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = The first Asian American mayor for one of the top ten most dense U.S cities.  Wiping the slate clean.  Short-lived bursts of extreme enthusiasm.  Acting out of character.
 
 
 
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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Edwin Mah Lee

EML

54

his true character = EM = 54 = I changed my mind.  Flip-flopping.

  

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Edwin Mah Lee

54595 418 355      54

his path of destiny = 54 = I changed my mind. Flip-flopping.

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The 2011 San Francisco mayoral election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_mayoral_election,_2011
 
Ed Lee was born on May 5th, 1952
 
May 5th, 1952
 
5 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = his personal year (from May 5th, 2011 to May 4th, 2012) = Diversity.  Tolerance.  Moderation.
 
 
14 year + 11 (November) = 25 = his personal month (from November 5th, 2011 to December 4th, 2011) = Activists.  Advocates.  Rooting for the underdog.  Championing a cause.
 
 
25 month + 8 (8th of the month on Tuesday November 8th, 2011) = Defending the mayorship.  Taking a stand.  Standing up for himself.  Not backing down.
 
 

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks...

Friday, Jul 29, 2011   1:57 PM EDT

While N.J. Gov. Chris Christie told the press Friday that he’s feeling “fabulous” after an asthma attack sent him to the hospital Thursday, the staggering amount of bad wishes from the public in response to his health scare could make anyone feel a bit sick.

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter were dripping with venom from comments following news stories and alerts about the governor being rushed to a hospital for tests after having difficulty breathing.

And while the commenters may have been motivated by opposition to Christie’s politics and budget cuts, few addressed his policies. Most addressed his weight and some were giddy for the possibility that the governor could stop breathing completely.

On NBC Philadelphia’s article and Facebook pages there were more than 100 comments of this nature.

“Woot woot yayyyyyyyyyyyyy choke on his lunch maybe,” Lynne Michele Joesphine Walsh wrote on NBC Philadelphia’s Facebook page.

“Good maybe [he’ll] stop breathing,” writes Antoine Yarbrough.

“Allergies my butt, he had a fat attack,” Chuck Cobb wrote on NBC Philadelphia’s article.

NBC Philadelphia Twitter follower @tzammetti responded to an article about Christie’s tests coming back normal: “Yeah, normal for Jabba the Hutt.”

@RealMattThomas tweeted us, “I was hoping that article would just say “he’s really fat!” in all caps.”

Only a few commenters were concerned for Christie’s health.

“These remarks are terrible,” Jennifer Winter, one of the few appalled at the feedback, wrote on Facebook. “Like him or not he is a person.”

“You may not like his politics, but don’t talk about his health like that,” Stephanie Lanza wrote. “…I’m ashamed of the inconsiderate behavior of some of the people in this country.”

Citizen commenters weren’t the only ones directing their attention toward Christie’s weight. The LA Times took the opportunity to poll its readers on whether or not the governor’s weight would affect their decision to vote for him in a presidential election. Its headline read, “Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?

Taking some offense to this, Star-Ledger op-ed writer Carly Rothman writes, “Today in New Jersey, the story of the day is the governor’s health, not his waistline. But if elsewhere in the country, a question is being raised about Christie’s appearance and his electability, let New Jersey be a lesson: it ain’t going to stop him.”

Perhaps weight is the only thing about a person’s appearance that is still socially acceptable to insult. Had the Internet existed, we wonder if the same would have been done to F.D.R. for his polio in the days when calling someone a “cripple” was socially acceptable.

from:  http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Christies-Health-Scare-Draws-Fat-Jabs-Death-Wishes—Not-Sympathy–126408848.html

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Christopher James Christie was born on September 6th, 1962 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Christie

September 6th, 1982

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = his personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.  Out of proportion.

18 year + 8 (August) = 26 = his personal month (from August 6th, 2011 to September 5th, 2011) = In the news.  Making headlines.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Christopher James Christie

CJC
  13

 

his undoing number = JC = 13 = Death.

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Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at 12:42 PM EDT

On Friday night, Ed Conard put an end to a mystery that had been growing in political circles when he sent a statement to Politico identifying himself as the person behind a $1 million contribution to a “super PAC” that backs Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency. “I am the individual who formed and funded W Spann LLC. I authorized W Spann LLC’s contribution to Restore Our Future PAC.”

The donation made headlines because it just looked so fishy. On Thursday, NBC’s Michael Isikoff wrote that the “mystery company” that gave $1 million to a political committee backing Mitt Romney only existed for a few months. At the time, Isikoff said that the donation “provides a vivid example of how secret campaign cash is being funneled in ever more circuitous ways into the political system.”

Conard said he asked Restore Our Future to amend its records to disclose him as the donor, and the PAC’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying it would do so. Conard was a top official at Bain Capital, which was cofounded by Romney. He had listed the company’s location to the same Madison Avenue address as Bain’s, which had raised even more suspicions. But Politico says that while Conard retired from Bain in 2007 he still “maintains an office of his own at that Madison Avenue address.”

The company, W Spann LLC was formed in March, and gave the donation to Restore Our Future, a “super PAC” formed by Romney backers, in April. The company was dissolved July 12. On Friday, Reuters reported that two campaign watchdog groups, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center, filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice asking for an investigation. As a “super PAC” Restore Our Future can receive unlimited cash from corporations and individuals but must disclose the name of its donors.

It’s still unclear why Conard tried to make his donation anonymous, but the whole controversy isn’t expected to affect Romney in the long run. “The reality of political campaigns is that where the money in a particular races comes from is of almost no interest to the average voter,” the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote.

from: http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/08/06/edward_conard_mystery_romney_donor_behind_w_spann_llc_comes_forw.html

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Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

March 12th, 1947

3 + 12 +1+9+4+7 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Meglomaniac.  Abuse of power.  Throwing his weight around.  Need to take full responsibility.

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March 12th, 1947

March 12th

3 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from March 12th, 2011 to March 11th, 2012) = Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

19 year + 7 (July) = 26 = his personal month (from July 12th, 2011 to August 11th, 2011) = In the news.  Making headlines.

26 month + 10 (10th of the month on Wednesday August 10th, 2011) = 36 = his personal day = Meglomaniac. Abuse of power. Throwing his weight around. Need to take full responsibility.

19 year + 8 (August) = 27 = his personal month (from August 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2011) = Acting out of character.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Mitt Romney

4922 964557      53

his path of destiny = 53 = Religionist.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Willard Mitt Romney

5933194 4922 964557       87

his path of destiny = 87 = The trappings of wealth.

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PHOTO: In this November 1958 file photo, then Gov.-elect Mark Hatfield of Oregon, receives a phone call from Vice President Richard Nixon congratulating him on his victory over Gov. Robert D. Holmes.

August 8, 2011

Former Sen. Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans but endeared him to Oregonians, died Sunday. He was 89.

Hatfield, who had become increasingly frail in recent years, died at a Portland residence, said Gerry Frank, a longtime friend and former aide. The former senator’s death was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper.

Also a former governor, Hatfield was the longest serving U.S. senator in Oregon history, serving five terms from 1967 to 1997. He gained fame for key efforts against American involvement in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf war, but also spoke in favor of President George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

Hatfield was one of the most popular politicians in Oregon history — largely because of the independent streak he showed during a career that spanned five decades.

“He was a giant and the kind of senator America needs now more than ever,” Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Pendleton, Ore. “He was known for his independence and his bipartisanship whether he was talking to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy or half a dozen conservative senators. He was the person who brought the Senate together on issue after issue.”

Former Gov. Barbara Roberts, also a Democrat, said Hatfield “made his decisions not based on his party, but on what he believed was right thing to do.

Hatfield, she said, “gave us a role model.”

One of the first American servicemen to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing, he once said one of his major accomplishments was helping usher through Congress a ban on U.S. nuclear weapons testing in 1987.

“Every president other than Eisenhower has been seduced by the military concept that that is our sole measurement of our national security and the more bombs we build, the more secure we are,” Hatfield said a decade later.

“That’s just not true. We are vulnerable in our national security today and we are vulnerable in many ways we are not addressing — the needs of education, the needs of housing, the needs of nutrition, the needs of health, the needs of infrastructure.”

As chairman and later ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hatfield steered millions of dollars to public works projects in his home state. They ranged from national scenic areas and hydropower dams to the state university system and the Marine Science Center that bears his name in Newport, Ore.

“You can’t travel anywhere in Oregon without seeing the difference Mark Hatfield has made,” former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus once said.

Hatfield was known to vote across party lines. In 1995, he was the only Republican senator to oppose a balanced budget amendment, which left it just one vote short of passing the Senate.

He also criticized the death penalty and opposed abortion, though he never actively sought to place legal limits on abortion. He said his views on both issues were based on his belief in the sanctity of life.

A devout Baptist, Hatfield frequently spoke out for the sick, the homeless and others in need of an advocate.

In a hushed congressional hearing room in 1990, he pleaded for increased money for Alzheimer’s research while describing how the disease had reduced his father, a powerfully built former blacksmith, to a “vegetable.”

In an effort to make his point about the death penalty in a 1991 Senate floor speech, he proposed public executions to show the “barbaric” nature of the government-sanctioned killings.

As he prepared to retire in late 1996, Hatfield said in an interview that he was leaving a Congress that is more partisan and less collegial, and admitted he was frustrated with hard-line GOP conservatives who pressed for his ouster as Appropriations Committee chairman.

“I’m going to miss the people, but not the process,” Hatfield said. “Today, unlike the past, politics and campaigning has become a year-round experience. They still are in campaign mode after the election.”

Political solutions, he said, “are found not on the left wing or the right wing, but in the center.”

His popular appeal in Oregon and distinction for integrity earned him the nickname “St. Mark,” although the reputation was tarnished by a pair of ethics investigations in the 1980s and ’90s.

Hatfield never lost an election, except in his college days when he was defeated in his bid to become student body president at Willamette University in Salem.

He was elected governor of Oregon in 1958 and re-elected in 1962 before winning his first U.S. Senate campaign in 1966. Earlier, he was Oregon’s secretary of state and served in the state Legislature.

At the 1965 National Governors Conference in Los Angeles, he was denounced as a traitor for casting the lone “no” vote among 50 governors on a resolution supporting President Johnson’s policy in Vietnam.

In the early 1970s, he joined then-Democratic Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota to sponsor an amendment seeking to end the Vietnam War. A decade later, he helped launch a campaign for a nuclear weapons freeze and led a Senate filibuster that sank then-President Reagan’s push for a line-item veto.

Hatfield was one of only two Republican senators who voted against U.S. military force against Iraq in January 1991.

“War isn’t quick and easy and clean. It’s horrible. It’s agonizing,” Hatfield said in a floor speech. He later told reporters he was “close” to being a pacifist.

However, Hatfield said in a 2002 interview that he could back a war against Iraq. He said he was convinced that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq already was part of the nation’s war on terrorism, started by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“I start from the premise that we’re already in a war,” he said.

He said his experiences as a Navy officer in World War II helped shape his views. He manned a landing craft during the invasion of Iwo Jima in 1944 and then become one of the first Americans to see the devastation in Hiroshima the following year.

Hatfield and several of his shipmates had been instructed to chronicle what was left of the Japanese city a few weeks after the atom bomb was dropped there.

“It was utterly indiscriminate destruction that you could see in every direction you looked,” Hatfield said. “You could feel, you could smell because all of the bodies had not been extricated yet. Obviously it was a very emotional experience.”

Two ethics probes marred his Senate career.

In 1984, it was disclosed that Basil Tsakos, a Greek financier, paid $55,000 in real estate fees to Hatfield’s wife while Hatfield was promoting Tsakos’ trans-Africa pipeline proposal. Hatfield denied wrongdoing.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=14252391

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Mark Hatfield

4      8

 

his primary challenge = MH = 48 = Remembrance.

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August 2, 2011 at 2:06am

If having the most Twitter followers could seal the deal on a person’s presidential candidacy, Newt Gingrich would reign supreme. With a staggering 1,325,842 followers to date, Gingrich has more than double the followers of Sarah Palin and has also left Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann’s — both of whom boast less than 100,000 followers each — in the dust. But given the former House Speaker’s lack of real-time appeal, what‘s with Gingrich’s Twitter popularity? According to Gawker, the answer is fake Twitter followers, allegedly fabricated by a Gingrich-hired firm to make the once presidential hopeful look good:

Gawker reports that on Sunday Gingrich complained about the press ignoring his Twitter-success, stating, ”I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined, but it didn‘t count because if it counted I’d still be a candidate; since I can‘t be a candidate that can’t count.”

But Gingrich’s Twitter following might not be made up of actual people. A former Gingrich staff member reportedly told Gawker the campaign hired an outside firm to beef up the candidate’s Twitter following, in part by fabricating user-accounts en masse:

Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them. As you might guess, Newt is most decidedly one of the people to which these agencies cater.

About 80 percent of those accounts are inactive or are dummy accounts created by various “follow agencies,” another 10 percent are real people who are part of a network of folks who follow others back and are paying for followers themselves (Newt’s profile just happens to be a part of these networks because he uses them, although he doesn’t follow back), and the remaining 10 percent may, in fact, be real, sentient people who happen to like Newt Gingrich. If you simply scroll through his list of followers you’ll see that most of them have odd usernames and no profile photos, which has to do with the fact that they were mass generated. Pathetic, isn’t it?

But as Gawker points out, this is a far different explanation for Gingrich’s Twitter explosion than the one offered by Politico back in mid-July:

“[I]t’s his personal touch: He tweets and manages his Twitter feed himself, his campaign confirmed to POLITICO. All told, he has tweeted 2,611 times in the 29 months since he joined the site.”

According to Gawker, a rudimentary search of Gingrich’s Twitter followers yields several dubious-looking results, such as accounts featuring strange names with no followers, posts or personal information. There is also reportedly a market out there in cyberspace for purchasing Twitter followers..

Gawker reports that the Gingrich campaign didn’t respond to its request for comment.

from:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/are-most-of-newt-gingrichs-over-1-3-million-twitter-followers-fake/?corder=desc

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Newt Gingrich

5             9

 

how he appears to the world = NR = 59 = Loser.

 

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Jeff Stone
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 15, 2011 5:56 a.m. EDT
 
 A conservative county supervisor in Southern California wants to form the 51st state by seceding the region from California, saying the state’s problems require “radical” solutions.”Listen, I knew I’d be criticized. I learned in my tenure of being a politician for 19 years, sometimes you have to do radical things to get people’s attention,” Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone said on CNN Thursday.”We have hit a nerve with citizens who are just fed up with business as usual in the state,” Stone said. “I’m talking about a secession plan from the state of California.”

This week, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors gave the OK to Stone to hold a summit of California’s local leaders to discuss remedies for the state’s long list of woes — including secession.

But the county board stopped short of endorsing Stone’s secessionist plan by insisting no taxpayer money be used for the conference.

Stone has come up with a name for the new state: South California. It would be composed of 13 largely Republican counties, most of which are inland along the Nevada and Arizona state lines. The plan would exclude Los Angeles County, but would include Orange and San Diego Counties, both on the coast.

Stone has a long list of grievances against the state and its legislators: high taxes and fees, inability to reform welfare programs, high unemployment and excessive regulations.

“What the state has done is they’ve been balancing their budgets on the backs of our local coffers. They’ve been stealing our sales tax, property tax,” Stone said. “The bottom line for me and my constituents is jobs. We are sending jobs out of the state of California by the train load.”

Riverside County is among the hardest hit communities by the recession and mortgage meltdown, leaving many communities pockmarked with vacant homes, Stone said.

“We are the foreclosure capital of the world,” Stone asserted. “We have some areas of the county that have 25% unemployment. The average in Riverside County is about 15%.”

Stone’s plan seems a long shot, one analyst said. There have been at least 27 efforts for secession within parts of California since the 1800s, and none has been successful.

Robert Melsh, a political science instructor at Mount San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California, which is in Riverside County, said Stone’s plan stunned him, largely because of the high cost of putting a secessionist plan before voters. He called it a “scare tactic.”

“Insanity,” Melsh said. “I mean this is major surgery where we need a Band-Aid.

“It takes millions of dollars to get the signatures necessary to put up an initiative,” Melsh added.

Melsh also raised the question of getting a 51st state’s government up and running.

“Where is he going to put the capitol? Disneyland?” Melsh said.

Stone, a pharmacist and owner of an innovative compounding pharmacy, said he drew the lines for a new state by picking 13 counties that were contiguous and fiscally conservative or moderate.

A date for the summit of local leaders has yet to be scheduled, he said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/14/california.secession/index.html?npt=NP1

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using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

  5      6 5   16 

Jeff Stone           37

1 66 12 5    21

his soul number = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unprecedented.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.

his outer personality = 21 = Viewpoint.  Perspective.  Seeing the big picture.

37 = his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = Heart-centered leader.

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July 4, 2011

The United States does not have to default on its
debt, and the social security and Medicare checks can go out even if Republicans
and President Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by August
2.

Even though the government cannot borrow additional money, it still
has tax revenues equal to about 55 percent of expenses — $2.2 trillion against
expenses equal to about $3.8 trillion for a $1.6 trillion deficit. With those
tax revenues, Washington can fund interest on the national debt, social
security, Medicaid, and crucial national defense responsibilities. With the
interest on the debt honored, the government can sell new bonds to replace bonds
that come due without piercing the statutory debt limit.

Interest,
benefits to seniors and defense would absorb virtually all tax revenues. It
would appear the other functions of government would have to shut down, but the
Administration has other options.

Often overlooked, the Treasury can
print money to pay its bills. Before you gasp that Washington would be flooding
the world with greenbacks — it doesn’t have to be.

The Federal Reserve
holds on its balance sheet about $2.6 trillion in securities, mostly Treasury
bonds, which it could sell to absorb the money the Treasury prints to pay its
bills. At $1.6 trillion a year, that could keep the government running past the
next election.

Also, since 2007, government spending has jumped $1.1
trillion but only $200 billion was needed to cover inflation — the $900 billion
additional was new programs and benefits and higher pay. That has increased
federal spending’s share of GDP from 19.6 percent to more than 25
percent.

Temporarily, slicing that additional government spending by $450
billion, by executive order, would likely stand up in court as an emergency
measure. Especially if President Obama and Secretary Boehner sat down and did a
deal, alone and with no help from their partisan friends but if
necessary.

It would be good politics for both sides — either the
President is right and Americans would see how painful it is to cut government
that much, or Republican would be able to point that we are better
off.

The Treasury would have to print about $1.2 trillion a year in new
money, and the Fed would sell an equal amount of securities from its balance
sheet; however that maneuver would take us until a new Congress is seated and a
reelected President Obama or his successor has a clear mandate.

Before
you say this is kicking the can again, consider that in 2012, both the President
and his opponent would have to table specific alternatives for slashing the
deficit and restoring normal operations, and the winner would emerge with a
mandate for his plan.

Right now, neither side is tabling credible plans.
The president’s taxes on the rich and other schemes would only slash at best
$150 billion annually from the $1.6 trillion deficit, and the Republicans about
a similar amount in spending cuts they have managed to propose.

Neither
side is talking about harnessing the rapidly rising prices the government pays
for health care — both sides just talk about trimming benefits a bit or the
pain of it.

The United States pays double, or more, than European
governments for drugs, and suffers from large disadvantages in insurance
administration, hospital efficiency and tort costs. Regulating those prices is
tar baby no one in Congress or the White House wants to put his arms around —
but we are not getting out of this mess without doing so.

Ditto for
retirement ages for social security and the vast array of federal pensions, and
state pensions the federal government indirectly helps finance.

The
absence of frank discussion of financing options beyond August 2 is the fault of
two men. Though Treasury Secretary Geithner serves at the pleasure of the
President, and Fed Chairman Bernanke must answer frequently to Congress, both
men have a responsibility to articulate the genuine budget and economic
challenges before the nation, and both men can easily find other satisfying and
better paying jobs in a pinch.

In similar crises, past cabinet members
have stepped up — consider the conduct of senior Justice Officials in the last
days of the Nixon Administration, and Alan Greenspan was not afraid to talk
frankly about federal policies.

Secretary Geithner needs to draft plans
to keep the government going and be quietly frank with political leaders about
those plans. And, Chairman Bernanke would then concur with how the Fed can
respond.

Sadly Geithner and Bernanke are shirking responsibilities.
Geithner’s substantive shortcomings are widely speculated; however, Mr. Bernanke
is a bright man and has no alibis to offer.

from:  http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0711/0711usdebtdefault.htm

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the United States was born on July 4th, 1776 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa

July 4th, 1776

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = the United States’ personal year (from July 4th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2012) = Taxes.  Spending.  Wars.

15 year + 7 (July) = 22 = USA’s personal month (from July 4th, 2011 to August 3rd, 2011) = Like a three ring circus.

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Todd Akin

07/1/11 12:50 PM ET

In pitching his Senate bid before a St. Louis County audience, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) glossed over the controversy that has plagued him since he claimed that a “hatred of God” informs liberal beliefs.

At an event sponsored by Citizens Alliance for Missouri Patriots on Thursday, Akin focused on debt negotiations and the situation in Israel, ignoring local media’s questions about his recent incendiary remarks, Patch.com‘s Gregg Palermo reports.

“He refused to answer media questions as he left the event and made his way to the parking lot,” Palermo reported. “When pressed as to why he would not answer questions, Akin said the event, which was slated to begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., had run two hours late. The candidate pulled out of the parking lot by 9:45 p.m.”

During a radio interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins last week, Akin said he believes that “at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.”

The comments — which came during a discussion about NBC’s redaction of “under God” from its broadcast of the pledge of allegiance during the U.S. Open — have enraged local religious leaders, who called Akin’s statement an attack on liberal and progressive people of faith and demanded he reconsider his moral priorities.

“Such insulting pronouncements degrade our nation’s political dialogue and are unworthy of a public servant who claims to represent the interests of all of his constituents,” wrote a number of Missouri’s progressive Christian leaders in a statement.

Akin apologized for his comments on Tuesday, saying they were not directed at individuals but rather at liberal ideology as a whole.

“My statement during my radio interview was directed at the political movement, Liberalism, not at any specific individual,” he wrote. “If my statement gave a different impression, I offer my apologies.”

Akin faces competition from State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, another GOP candidate challenging Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for her U.S Senate seat.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/01/akin-mum-on-hatred-of-god_n_888703.html

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Todd Akin was born on July 5th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Akin

July 5th, 1947

7 + 5 +1+9+4+7 = 33 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Backing down.  Caving in.

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July 5th, 1947

July 5th

7 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from July 5th, 2011 to July 4th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

[Starting as soon as July 5th, 2011 I’d expect there to be some stunning moments involving Todd Akin in the next 12 months.]

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Mark Halperin

06/30/11 08:52 AM ET

Mark Halperin has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC for calling President Obama a “dick” live on air.

The suspension came just hours after Halperin, a top editor for Time and a regular on “Morning Joe,” profusely apologized for the remark, which came during Thursday’s “Morning Joe” broadcast.

MSNBC’s statement read:

Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst.

Halperin also issued a statement:

I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark. I believe that the step they are taking in response is totally appropriate. Again, I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it.

Time magazine, where Halperin is Editor-At-Large, issued a statement of its own, saying it had warned Halperin about the comments:

Mark Halperin’s comments on air this morning were inappropriate and in no way reflective of Time’s views. We have issued a warning to him that such behavior is unacceptable. Mark has appropriately apologized on air, via Twitter and on The Page.

The fracas even got a comment from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (himself a former top editor at Time).

“The comment that was made was inappropriate,” he said on Thursday. “It would be inappropriate to say that about any president of any party, and I expressed that to executives at the network. I have no comment on whatever action that network, or any network, or any newspaper might take.”

Halperin’s is the latest in a string of suspensions that MSNBC has issued over the past year. Most famously, the network suspended Keith Olbermann for undisclosed donations to Democratic candidates in the 2010 election. It also suspended Joe Scarborough for making undisclosed donations and, most recently, yanked host Ed Schultz for a week for calling radio host Laura Ingraham a “slut.”

Halperin’s gaffe came on Thursday, when he was commenting on Obama’s Wednesday press conference. He first asked host Joe Scarborough, “Are we on the seven-second delay?” implying that he wanted to speak freely but not have his comments broadcast.

Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski assured Halperin that he could speak freely and anticipated a controversial remark. Halperin said:

“I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.”

Scarborough was in disbelief over Halperin’s comment and quickly directed his attention off-camera, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing?”

Halperin apologized after the hosts realized that the show’s new executive producer was not familiar with the seven-second delay button.

“Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the President and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.

“We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.

Scarborough also made light of the incident, telling his producer, “I would tell you what I think of him, but he doesn’t know what button to push.”

Brzezinski actually made a similar slip of her own earlier this year, fumbling with the word “dip.”  The show earned a seven-second delay in 2008 when Scarborough used the f-word live on air.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/30/mark-halperin-calls-obama-a-dick_n_887604.html

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Mark Halperin was born on January 11th, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Halperin

January 11th, 1965

January 11th

1 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from January 11th, 2011 to January 10th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal year (from June 11th, 2011 to July 10th, 2o11) = Foolishness.  Are you joking?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.

22 month + 30 (30th of the month on Thursday June 30th, 2011) = 52 = his personal day = Harsh words.  If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.

 

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07/3/11 10:25 AM ET

The sister of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led Thailand’s main opposition party to a landslide victory in elections Sunday, heralding an extraordinary political turnaround five tumultuous years after her fugitive billionaire brother was toppled in an army coup.

The vote paves the way for 44-year-old Yingluck Shinawatra, who has never held office, to become this Southeast Asian kingdom’s first female prime minister.

A large mandate to govern could help the new government navigate a way out of out of the crisis that has plagued Thailand since Thaksin’s 2006 overthrow. But the question remains whether the nation’s elite power brokers, including the monarchy and the army, would accept the result.

Thaksin was barred from politics years ago after a graft conviction, and the U.S.-educated Yingluck, who he calls “my clone,” is widely considered her proxy.

The incumbent premier, Abhisit Vejjajiva, conceded defeat Sunday night and said he was ready to become the opposition.

With 94 percent of the vote counted, preliminary results from the Election Commission indicated Yingluck’s Pheu Thai party had a strong lead with 261 of 500 parliament seats, well over the majority needed to form a government. Abhisit’s Democrats had 162 seats.

Speaking to a throng of cheering supporters at her party headquarters in Bangkok, Yingluck declined to declare victory until final results are released. But she said: “I don’t want to say that Pheu Thai wins today. It’s a victory of the people.”

In an interview broadcast on the Thai PBS television station, Thaksin called the preliminary outcome “a step forward.”

“People are tired of a standstill,” he said from the desert emirate of Dubai, where he lives in exile to avoid a two-year prison sentence for graft he says is politically motivated. “They want to see change in a peaceful manner.”

Thaksin said he did not feel vengeful and was “ready to forgive all.”

After the army toppled Thaksin, controversial court rulings removed two of the pro-Thaksin premiers who followed, one of whom won a 2007 vote intended to restore democracy. That chain of events paved the way for army-backed Abhisit to assume power – ultimately sparking the massive anti-government protests last year which brought Bangkok to its knees, leaving 90 people dead, 1,800 wounded and the glittering city’s skyline engulfed in flames.

Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated his vow last week to stay neutral in the vote, dismissing rumors the military would stage another coup.

“The future depends on whether the traditional elite will be willing to accept the voice of the people,” Pavin Chachavalpongpun of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, told The Associated Press.

The more Yingluck’s party wins by, he said, “the more stable her government will be, the more difficult it will be for the elite to do anything against it.”

The photogenic Yingluck has long been seen as the front-runner in the vote. Her popularity is almost entirely due to fact that she is the proxy of Thaksin.

His ascent to power in 2001 changed Thailand forever, touching off a societal schism between the country’s haves and long-silent have-nots. The marginalized rural poor hail his populism, while the elite establishment sees him as a corrupt, autocratic threat to the status quo and even to the revered constitutional monarchy.

That schism has played out through pro- and anti-Thaksin street protests since the 2006 coup. The vote, many believe, is largely about the divisive legacy he left behind.

For a nation of 66 million people known to tourists as “the Land of Smiles,” much is at stake.

Last year’s demonstrations marked some of the nation’s worst violence in two decades and left Thailand’s reputation for stability in tatters. Holding the ballot was one of the protesters demands, though they wanted it held last year.

Oxford-educated Abhisit has used his campaign to blame the opposition and its supporters for burning Bangkok last year, saying a vote for Yingluck would be a vote for chaos. He has also declared the poll “the best opportunity to remove the poison of Thaksin from Thailand.”

Abhisit and his allies believe Yingluck is plotting Thaksin’s return through a proposed amnesty that would apply for political crimes committed since the coup. Yingluck says it is aimed at reconciling all Thais – not just her brother.

Thaksin has vowed to return by year’s end, but he said Sunday that “I have to be part of the solution … I don’t want to return and create problems. If that’s the case, I don’t have to go back yet.”

In a concession speech, a pale-faced Abhisit said he would continue to oppose amnesty for Thaksin, but said that “from now on, I want to see reconciliation in society.”

Sunai Phasuk, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, said the most important challenge facing the incoming government will be resolving the nation’s divide.

“Everyone is talking about political deals, but no one is talking about how to end impunity, restore freedom of expression and hold perpetrators accountable no matter how high up they are,” Sunai said. “Without that, Thailand will never able to get out of this cycle of violence and turn itself around.”

Although Thaksin is credited for awakening what has become a democratic movement among the country’s marginalized poor who long stood silent, his opponents say he is no champion of freedom. During his time in office, Thaksin was loudly criticized for a sharp authoritarian streak and stood accused of corruption, cronyism and abuse of power.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/03/yingluck-shinawatra-thailand-prime-minister-elected_n_889437.html

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Yingluck Shinawatra was born on June 21st, 1967 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yingluck_Shinawatra

June 21st, 1967

6 + 21 = 27 = her core number = Thailand’s first female prime minister.

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June 21st, 1967

June 21st

6 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 31 = her personal year (from June 21st, 2011 to June 20th, 2011) = Competition.  Competing.  Rising to the challenge.  Striving to be #1.

31 year + 6 (June) = 37 = her personal month (from June 21st, 2011 to July 20th, 2011) = Heartfelt.  Heart-centered leader.  Just looking out for the best interests of everyone.  My fellow countrymen and women.

37 month + 3 (3rd of the month on July 3rd, 2011) = 40 = her personal day = Loving kindness. Helping her fellow human being.  Community.  Neighborhoods.  Neighbors.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Yingluck Shinawatra

7           1         1   1

her primary challenge (YS), how she appears to the world (YA), and how she obtains her heart’s desire (YA) all = 71 =  Professional.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Impressive.  A job well done.

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06/28/11 07:45 PM ET

A Louisiana politician admitted to sending a picture of himself in his underwear to a city employee, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

“I had an inappropriate but consensual relation (sic) with an adult female and we exchanged improper electronic communications which ended (in) 2009,” Kenner City, La. City Councilman Joe Stagni said in a statement.

According to location station Fox 8:

Stagni sent the picture via text message to a Kenner employee back in 2009. That text message was forwarded through Kenner’s email system to at least one other employee.

WWL.com reports that the local official didn’t mean for the image in question to turn up a city computer server.

Fellow City Council member Brenda Amaya criticized the behavior demonstrated by Stagni as outrageous, according to local station WDSU. “It’s his own private business, but since he’s an elected official, it’s not acceptable,” she told the New Orleans-based outlet.

The Times-Picayune reports that Stagni issued an apology for his actions in a statement, noting that he’s “asked for God’s mercy and forgiveness” along with that of his wife and family.

Stagni’s admission comes in the wake of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) resigning after racy photos surfaced of him on Twitter and subsequently in reports online.

Below, the photo of Stagni that leaked into the public eye.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/joe-stagni-photo-underwear_n_886450.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Joe Stagni

165 121759      37

his path of destiny = 37 = Dad.  Father.  Double dealing.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Joe Stagni

1    1

his primary challenge = JS = 11 = Justice.  Consequences.  Getting what he deserves.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Joseph Anthony Stagni

JAS

 11

 

his undoing number = AS = 11 = Justice.  Consequences.  Getting what he deserves.

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Geert Wilders
23 June 2011 Last updated at 09:53 ET

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, who described Islam as
“fascist”, has been acquitted of inciting hatred against Muslims.

Judge Marcel van Oosten accepted the Freedom Party leader’s statements were
directed at Islam and not at Muslims.

Here, BBC News website readers in the Netherlands react to the verdict.

Daniel Milloy, Amsterdam

While I find Mr Wilders’ style and rhetoric extremely repugnant, I am pleased
that he was acquitted on these charges.

Daniel Milloy
“A belief system must be able to withstand criticism”

Incitement to hatred and violence, and knowingly spreading lies should be
illegal, but debating the validity of belief systems – religious or otherwise –
is an essential element of Western democracy.

I am Christian, yet I would find it disturbing if people were not permitted
to debate Christianity, or even to draw insulting political cartoons about what
I consider sacred.

If they are not protected in the expression of their opinions, how long will
I be protected in expressing mine?

I think that a belief system must be able to withstand criticism and debate,
otherwise we might as well trade our democracy for Iran’s or Nazi Germany’s
political systems.

Sjaak Willems, Arnhem

I heard the court’s verdict this morning and was amazed by the strict line of
reasoning the judges followed.

It will hurt a lot of feelings, but will not have many
practical consequences”

Sjaak Willems, Arnhem

It would have been easy for them to take the whole
context into account and conclude that Wilders’ aim is to blame a part of the
population for everything that’s wrong with this country.

It also highlights a curious mode of reasoning in Dutch law – that it is
possible to insult a religion without insulting its believers.

Wilders has been careful to balance on the edge of what is legally permitted
and the court has applied a High Court verdict with the utmost restraint.

So now a man with a large following and an unclear political agenda has
permission to say what he likes.

It will hurt a lot of feelings, but will not have many practical
consequences.

His party has the kind of political cadre you don’t want to be seen in public
with. There is no real party organisation, no activity on the streets.

What this does, however, is re-adjust the image of this country as a liberal
and social-minded nation.

I know that was a lot of window dressing, but having all the muck from your
cellar served out on your dinner table is not an experience I wished for.

More comments

While I am not a fan of Mr Wilders, I do applaud him for his courage to
defend free speech here in The Netherlands. For some time free speech has been
under attack here, especially when it comes to defending the traditions and
values of our land. Luckily the judges in this case have come to their senses. I
hope that now Mr Wilders is relieved of this burden, he can continue his fight
for our values. Jack Bakker, Roosteren

The ruling is unfair to Muslim people everywhere. Nothing can be compared
with the holy Koran. Mahamud Omar, Amsterdam

What has this man achieved so far with his hard views? Twenty years ago the
Netherlands was one of the best countries in the world in every sense of the
word. The last few years, populists like Mr Wilders have literally turned the
whole country upside down with their populist politics. Maybe and hopefully
common sense will eventually prevail once again before too long in the
Netherlands and most of the populists like him and his colleagues will just be
voted out of the Dutch Parliament. Sebastian, Maasland

Although he is a misled politician with utterly irrelevant
policies, he must not be stifled”

Brouts, Leiden

A dark day for race relations and multi-culturalism in
the Netherlands. Nick, Friesland

Although I personally find Mr Wilders obnoxious, I believe he has the right
to his opinion. Recent revelations over the Catholic Church have prompted many
comments and insults to be aimed at the Church and its leaders, but no-one is
pursuing anyone through the courts for being insulting. It seems that only
comments against Islam may be treated as discriminating. Gerald Harris,
Breda

I cannot help feeling that this whole judicial process has been politically
motivated. Wilders has not crossed the boundaries of the law – the prosecutors
knew this. One small group managed to persuade a judge with more politics on his
mind than the law to force a prosecution. When it comes to hatred, it is more
directed at Mr Wilders who has to live under strict security – he has to have
more bodyguards than some of the Royal Family, just for exercising his right to
free speech and political debate. Andy Bugden, Den Haag

Wilders deserved to be cleared. Although he is a misled politician with
utterly irrelevant policies, he must not be stifled. Brouts,
Leiden

As a non-Muslim who works internationally, I am totally disgusted with this
verdict. It indicates a clear lack of understanding of Islam as a religion, as
it cannot be separated from the followers of Islam. Denigrating their holy book
is the same as denigrating the followers. Mei Zegers,
Amsterdam

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13890503

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Geert Wilders was born on September 6th, 1963 according to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geert_Wilders

September 6th, 1963

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = his personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.

 

 

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June 22nd, 2011

Hours after Rep. Anthony Weiner’s resignation
became official
, a sexual harassment case involving Rep. Alcee Hastings
(D-Fla.) resurfaced.

Gary Fields and Brody Mullins report for the Wall Street Journal that the
independent Office of Congressional Ethics is
now investigating a claim
that Hastings sexually harassed a woman working on
his staff.

Fields and Mullins write that the Office investigation was opened after
conservative group Judicial Watch filed
a lawsuit in March
as the legal counsel for Republican staffer Winsome
Packer. Packer, who served on the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in
Europe–a group headed by the congressman–alleges that Hastings retaliated when
Packer attempted to report the harassment, according to the paper. Judicial
Watch has targeted Hastings in the past.

Accusations include “unwelcome sexual advances,”
and “unwelcome touching,” according to March reports of the lawsuit. Packer had
accused Hastings of offering her invitations to his hotel room, asking
inappropriate questions in public including “What kind of underwear are you
wearing?” as well as pressuring her to give him gifts and donate to his
re-election campaign.

Hastings, a 74-year-old 10-term lawmaker, strongly denies all charges. He
stated back in March when reports of the lawsuit became public that he “never
sexually harassed anyone.”

“That is a certainty: In a race with a lie, the truth always wins. And when
the truth comes to light and the personal agendas of my accusers are exposed, I
will be vindicated.”

Democrats this week had hoped that Weiner’s resignation, effective Tuesday,
would finally end talk of sex scandals concerning their members and shift focus
back to legislating, as well as campaign-based efforts to attack Republicans on
Medicare and other issues. The Ethics Committee announced prior to Weiner’s
resignation that it had opened an investigation into Weiner’s risque online
communications.

The Office of Congressional Ethics is not the House Ethics Committee– which
investigates House members and metes out punishments (as it did for New
York Democrat Charlie Rangel last winter
). The Office was established by
then- Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2008 to better connect the House Ethics Committee
with the public and to process public complaints.  The Office’s investigation is
a precursor to a formal Ethics Committee investigation, which would proceed
largely on the recommendation of the Office.

The Wall Street Journal notes that even if the Office passes on recommending
an Committee investigation, “its findings must be made public.”

The House Ethics process has
drawn heavy criticism
for what detractors say is a persistent failure to
effectively punish and police its members.

from:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110622/pl_yblog_theticket/rep-alcee-hastings-investigated-for-sexual-harassment

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Alcee Hastings was born on September 5th, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcee_Hastings

September 5th, 1936

September 5th

9 + 5 +2+0+1+0 = 17 = his personal year (from September 5th, 2010 to September 4th, 2011) = Realism.

17 year + 6 (June) = 23 = his personal month (from June 5th, 2011 to July 4th, 2011) = Taking action.

23 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Wednesday June 22nd, 2011) = 45 = his personal day = Investigation.

 

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senator john mcgee mugshot

06/19/11 06:51 PM ET

John McGee, a four-term Republican state senator from Idaho, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of grand theft and for driving under the influence.

KTVB-TV first reported McGee’s arrest:

According to Sgt. Carlos De Leon with the Ada County Sheriff, McGee began drinking at a Boise golf course at about 10 p.m. Saturday. McGee left the clubhouse just before 3 a.m. and came upon a Ford Excursion with the keys inside and a 20-foot travel trailer attached in the area near the Muir Woods Subdivision in southwest Boise. McGee drove off in the vehicle, which had the keys inside. 

McGee tried to turn the vehicle and trailer around in a long driveway on Knapp Place near Victory Road. The Excursion and travel trailer ended up jack-knifed in the driveway.

 

According to IdahoStatesman.com, the senator then exited the Excursion and walked up and down the street several times only to get back in the SUV and fall asleep. Two kids who were in the house where the Excursion got stuck called the police.

McGee, whose blood alcohol level was .15, allegedly told authorities he was on his way to Jackpot, Nev., a city about 180 miles southeast of Boise that’s known for gaming.

McGee, 38, represents District 10, an area of approximately 50,000 people in Southwest Idaho. He is the Idaho Senate GOP Caucus Chairman.

According to the senator’s website, he is also the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and was the 2006 Idaho State Republican Legislator of the Year. Additionally, he is chairman of the Regional Substance Abuse Authority Legislative Committee.

McGee’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/19/john-mcgee-arrested_n_880090.html

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John McGee was born on January 27th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McGee_(politician)

January 27th, 1973

January 27th

1 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = his personal year (from January 27th, 2011 to January 26th, 2012) = Over the top.

32 year + 5 (May) = 37 = his personal month (from May 27th, 2011 to June 26th, 2011) = Alcohol.  Drinking.  Intoxication.

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File:Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.jpg

June 20, 2011 — Updated 2023 GMT

A Tunisian court sentenced ousted President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison in absentia on Monday after a one-day trial on corruption charges.

Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, have been living in exile in Saudi Arabia since the January revolt that ended his 23-year rule and touched off a wave of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East. In addition to the prison term, the court imposed a fine of 91 million dinars ($65 million).

The trial began Monday morning in a packed courtroom in Tunis, and a verdict and sentence were handed down Monday night. Ben Ali and Trabelsi were represented by a team of court-appointed Tunisian lawyers.

Defense attorneys Massoudi Abdsattar and Hosni Beiji said Ben Ali had not been informed in time to attend the hearing and had asked that the trial be postponed. The presiding judge, Touhami Hafi, rejected a request for a delay on the theft counts, but agreed to put off drug charges against the couple until June 30.

Outside the courthouse, more than 100 people protested Ben Ali’s failure to show up and demanded that the government bring the former president and his family back to Tunisia for trial.

Ben Ali and his wife faced a total of 93 counts stemming from the discovery of cash, weapons, jewelry and drugs in the presidential palace after the revolt. Of those, 35 counts against Ben Ali and his inner circle — including murder and torture — have been referred to a Tunisian military court, the state news agency TAP reported.

Ben Ali had ruled the North African country since 1987. Protests began to erupt in December, after the self-immolation of a fruit vendor whose cart had been seized by police.

His fiery suicide touched off a firestorm among Tunisians fed up with corruption, high unemployment and escalating food prices. Ben Ali fled the country in mid-January, after a revolt that left at least 300 people dead and 700 wounded, a top U.N. human rights expert said last month.

The former strongman’s political party has since been dissolved by a court order, and parliamentary elections have been scheduled for July.

Earlier this month, Ben Ali said he has been unfairly portrayed and discredited by political opponents seeking to make a break with their country’s past. In a written statement released by one of his attorneys, Jean-Yves Le Borgne, Ben Ali said it was time to break his silence because he was “tired of being made a scapegoat” and is a victim of “injustice.”

Ben Ali said that searches of his official and personal offices were “merely stage dressing” meant to discredit him. He denied allegations that he had improper bank accounts or property holdings outside Tunisia, calling the charges “nothing but a masquerade with the only purpose of illustrating a symbolic break with the past.”

Contrary to the assertions of his opponents, Ben Ali argued that he worked for what he thought “was the good of the Tunisian people, improving living standards and progressing on the path to modernity.”

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/06/20/tunisia.ben.ali/index.html

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Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was born on September 3rd, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine_el_Abidine_Ben_Ali

September 3rd, 1936

9 + 3 +1+9+3+6 = 31 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Scandal.  Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

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June 20, 2011 3:49 p.m. EDT

Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is expected to resign under pressure, perhaps in the next day or two, in the wake of the controversy over Operation Fast and Furious, two senior federal law enforcement sources said Monday.

In the operation, straw buyers were allowed to purchase illegally large numbers of weapons, some of which ended up in the hands of cartels in Mexico.

Attorney General Eric Holder will meet Tuesday with Andrew Traver, head of the ATF field office in Chicago, about possibly becoming the agency’s acting director, according to senior federal law enforcement sources, who are familiar with the details of the controversy.

The Justice Department refused comment. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters he had no new information on the issue.

The operation has come under intense criticism since the December killing of a U.S. Border Patrol officer.

Operation Fast and Furious was “a colossal failure of leadership,” Peter Forcelli, a supervisor at the bureau’s Phoenix field office, said recently.

The program focused on following people who legally bought weapons that were then transferred to criminals and destined for Mexico. But instead of intercepting the weapons when they switched hands, Operation Fast and Furious called for ATF agents to let the guns “walk” and wait for them to surface in Mexico, according to a report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The idea was that once the weapons in Mexico were traced back to the straw purchasers, the entire arms smuggling network could be brought down. Instead, the report argues, letting the weapons slip into the wrong hands was a deadly miscalculation that resulted in preventable deaths, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Terry was killed last year north of the Mexican border in Arizona after confronting bandits believed to be preying on illegal immigrants. Two weapons found near the scene of the killing were traced to Fast and Furious.

“I was flabbergasted. I couldn’t believe it at first,” Terry’s mother, Josephine, said when she learned the ATF may have let some of the guns used in the attack slip through its fingers. Terry’s relatives said they want all those involved in his killing and who helped put the weapons in their hands to be prosecuted.

“We ask that if a government official made a wrong decision, that they admit their error and take responsibility for his or her actions,” Robert Heyer, Terry’s cousin and family spokesman, said in a hearing last week by the House panel.

The committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, called the operation “felony stupid.” As many as 2,000 semiautomatic rifles reached the hands of cartels as a result, and Issa said the top two ATF officials were briefed on the program regularly.

In Mexico, the case has drawn nationwide attention and sharp criticism from top officials, who have long stressed that U.S. weapons are fueling the country’s drug war.

The Mexican attorney general’s office demanded a quick U.S. investigation of the matter in March and said authorities must hold accountable anyone who was responsible for the operation.

“As the United States government has signaled, the government of Mexico was not informed of any operation that would include the controlled transport of weapons to Mexico,” the office said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/20/us.fast.and.furious/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

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ATF Acting Director Kenneth E. Melson

Kenneth E. Melson was named as Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by President Obama. He assumed the post on April 12, 2009.

Most recently, Mr. Melson served as the Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, where he was responsible for administrative oversight of the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices and for liaison between the U.S. Attorneys and other Federal agencies and Department of Justice (DOJ) components.

Mr. Melson is a graduate of the National Law Center at The George Washington University. After serving as a state prosecutor in Arlington County, Virginia, he joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1983, becoming the First Assistant United States Attorney in 1986.

Mr. Melson is a co-chair of the Subcommittee on Forensic Science, Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council within the Executive Office of the President. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and in 2006, became Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. He currently represents DOJ as a board member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, on the Ethics Committee for the AAFS, and on the Advisory Council of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law.

Mr. Melson has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University for over 30 years, teaching law and forensic science courses at both the law school and the Department of Forensic Sciences, and publishes in both scientific texts and legal journals.

from:  http://www.atf.gov/about/executive-staff/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Kenneth E. Melson

2555528 5 453165     61

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 61 = Plans fall through.  Doing the unexpected.  Escaping unharmed.  Getting away.  Exit. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Kenneth E. Melson

KEM

254

 

his primary need = K+E+M = 2+5+4 = 11 = Consequences.  Justice.  Fair is fair.

 

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Mona Seif followed her parents' example of social activism but  brought her generation's tools to the cause: social networking.

June 16, 2011 — Updated 1315 GMT

Mona Seif is deep in a crowd of thousands, her cell phone camera held high overhead. She is streaming live video and pushing for a better shot of a protest in Tahrir Square, the spiritual heart of the Egyptian revolution. It is Friday in downtown Cairo, and people are shouting and screaming across the square, waving signs and chanting in unison.

A fever for change pulses through the land of the Pharaohs. It is weeks after the revolution — yet the fever here still has not broken. Nearly every Friday across much of Egypt, crowds take to the streets, their passion and push for change still visible.

Seif, a soft-spoken, petite brunette with big brown eyes, is on the lookout for human rights abuses or beatings of protesters — her specialty and personal crusade. Before the day is over, she will send dozens of tweets, post online pictures and video, and record her observations and interviews with people in the streets.

And this is not even her day job.

Mona Seif followed her parents’ example of social activism but  brought her generation’s tools to the cause: social networking.

Seif is a cancer research lab worker. But she is also a blogger and internet activist, one of Egypt’s many prominent internet revolutionaries who helped topple former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February. Though their revolution is officially over, they consider the fight ongoing and any sort of real democracy but a far-off dream. They continue to tweet and upload photos and live-streaming video for all the world to see.

A similar network of online bloggers and activists stretches across the entire Middle East and North Africa, from Yemen in the east to Morocco in the west, many of them friends and in constant contact with one another. Mostly in their mid-20s, the young i-revolutionaries have various motivations and backgrounds. For Seif, the mission is personal and, in many ways, an inherited mantle.

She comes from a well-known and respected family of Egyptian human rights activists, dissidents and protesters who have helped shape her view of the world and prepare her and her siblings to take a place on the front lines of Egypt’s revolution, using the latest technological and digital weapons.

She was born into the fight, literally. On the day of her birth, her father was in prison because of his activism. Ahmed Seif El-Islam Hamad is an internationally known human rights attorney in Cairo who was arrested in 1983 and held five years for his work with the country’s socialist movement.

During his detention, he was tortured, which he has spoken about publicly. After his release, he dedicated himself to fighting torture and injustice, becoming central to some of Egypt’s most celebrated human rights cases. A decade after he was freed, Ahmed Seif helped found one of Egypt’s top human rights centers. Much of his work at the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre has put him in direct conflict with the Mubarak regime.

Mona's mother, Laila Soueif,  is known for standing up to the opposition with her scolding, booming voice and steely eyes.

Mona’s mother, Laila Soueif,  is known for standing up to the opposition with her scolding, booming voice and steely eyes.

Mona Seif’s mother, Laila Soueif, is a math professor at Cairo University who helped organize many of the country’s most important demonstrations against the Mubarak regime during the last two decades.

At the height of the last big pro-democracy push, known in part for the “Kefayah” movement in 2005, Soueif was among a group of women assaulted by Mubarak thugs on the streets. In that attack, Mona’s older brother, Alaa, protected his mother by repelling blows with his arm, which was broken in the attack. Soueif is widely known on the streets as brash and courageous, and has on numerous occasions faced down baton-wielding policemen with nothing but her scolding, scathing, booming voice and steely eyes.

“She is unbelievable,” Mona said of her mother. “The joke with all of our friends is, if you see Laila Soueif in a protest, then you stick to her and you will be safe.”

“People always assume, (because) she is a woman and she has white hair, so they want to protect her. But really she doesn’t fear anything. She never fears state security. I have one photo of her in a protest where she is literally pushing against this line of state security policemen. She’s amazing in this sense.”

With their parents so involved in politics and dissent, Mona and her siblings grew up hearing about torture, repression, injustice and the law. The Mubarak dictatorship and police brutality were typical subjects of dinner-table conversation.

Seif’s oldest brother, Alaa Abd El Fattah, is a computer programmer who has become one of the most widely known internet revolutionaries in Egypt. He and his wife, Manal, created the Egyptian blog aggregator site Manalaa. Shortly after the incident with his mother in 2005, Alaa’s insightful, analytical blogs, in which he documented and analyzed the growing abuses by the Mubarak regime, captured attention. As his voice grew, Alaa, too, became a threat to the regime. He was arrested at a demonstration in 2006 and imprisoned for some 45 days.

Mona and Manal helped organize a successful worldwide online campaign to free Alaa. Upon his release, he and his wife moved to South Africa, where they continue their campaigns and criticism.

Mona’s younger sister, Sanaa, is also already involved in helping organize rallies and groups of young activists.

Mona, the middle child, always knew this was her path.

“I’ve always known I’ll be politically active. It’s sort of, I don’t know, part of my heritage I guess,” she said. “But I needed to find my own space,” a way to make her own mark. “Using Twitter, using social networks, and with my phone, working on cases of military detentions, tribunals and torture — this has become my own space. I’ve found my own way of being part of all of this now.”

In 2010, as events began to heat up, leading to the revolution, Mona began regularly attending demonstrations and working to help the cause.

“I actually celebrated my 25th birthday at a demonstration, in front of the ministry of prosecution. My friends were all there and it was very funny.”

During the revolution, between January 25 and February 5, when President Mubarak finally stepped down, Mona’s entire family was together in the square, night and day. Aunts and uncles and cousins came from afar — one from London — to join them.

“We actually had our first family reunion in a long time in Tahrir Square, during the revolution,” Mona said.

Facing down the Mubarak regime is something she will never forget.

“It was a life-changing moment for most of the people in Tahrir Square. You could see the gunshots at people, and you could see how people were just going to face the thugs that were attacking us, with nothing to protect themselves. …

“This was the important moment when everyone realized that everyone in Tahrir Square is willing to take this to the end, no matter what. From that moment on, for me and a lot of others, we had this blind faith that we really will win in the end.”

Today, Mona’s main political focus is on individuals who have been detained by the military and are denied due process or fair representation. Many detainees have been held with virtually no legal representation, she said, and many of the trials of protesters by the military have been conducted en masse.

“We have evidence that the military right now is targeting protesters. … They selected known figures of the Tahrir protest. They selected people who were known and they tortured and beat them up,” she said. “And if you read or listen to the testimonies of those who were released, which are a few, we still have a lot of people detained unconstitutionally. And you see that it’s not just that they’re getting tortured or beaten up, but there’s an element of the Army trying to break the revolutionary spirit.”

CNN’s request for an interview with the Egyptian military leaders was denied. CNN was instead given a statement denying these allegations.

“These cases of torture are false rumors. None of these accounts are true. We are in unstable times in Egypt. There are thugs loose,” said the statement from the Egyptian military spokesman.

Mona Seif said the military used different tactics against male revolutionaries than they did the women.

“For the guys, they said the officer told them that they won’t stop beating them up until they say ‘Long live Mubarak.’ In another testimony, they told them to raise their hands up high, and when they would do this they would get beat, kicked in their faces and their heads. …

“And for the girls, they line them up and ask them who is a virgin and who is not, and whoever says she’s a virgin, they got someone, an officer wearing a white coat, so they assume he’s a doctor, to check whether they are virgins or not with the threat that those who lied about their virginity would probably face prostitution charges. … You could see it was just to break their spirit. Because in Egypt, in this culture, nothing would break their spirits far more than this.”

The Army has admitted they did the virginity tests, saying it was a way to prevent women from making false claims of rape while they were in prison.

Mona works closely with many other online activists, including her friends Gigi Ibrahim and Ramy Raoof. They say the number of those who have been denied justice is not small.

“When we started following some of the cases of the protesters, we realized that since January 28 there are thousands of Egyptian citizens who have gone through this. … They try at least 100 people per one trial. They don’t care about investigations; they don’t care about the presence of a lawyer. So far we have 500 names of people who were tried before a military court.”

The detainees who get released are asked to record what happened to them.

“They write it down. Some of them we managed to get their video testimonies right after they were released, so it actually shows bruises and burn marks.”

The testimonies are now online, as a common blog, called the Tahrir Diaries.

“Especially with the army violations and the army torture cases,” she said, “the Internet is really our only means of fighting this.”

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/06/16/arab.unrest.irevolution/index.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Mona Seif

4651 1596      37

 

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 37 = Heartfelt.  Heart-centered leader.  Father.  Dad [Ahmed Seif El-Islam Hamad].  Looking out for the best interest of everyone.  My fellow countrymen.

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Mona Seif

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 15 (o is the 15th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) = 42

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the number 42 going on.

42 = Everybody loves Mona Seif.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Mona Seif

4           6

how she obtains her heart’s desire = MF = 46 = Making history.

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June 17, 2011 9:35 p.m. EDT

The authorities here are obviously nervous. My crew and I are sitting in a local government building being questioned by six propaganda officials.

One of them is scribbling down our credentials in a worn pocket-sized notebook. My producer, Steven Jiang, is talking non-stop to one officer who looks especially nonplussed.

We traveled to the manufacturing town of Xintang to investigate why thousands of migrant workers suddenly took to the streets just a week ago.

We knew the unrest was triggered by what appeared to be a minor event — a pregnant migrant worker and her husband got in a scuffle with city officials and she ended up falling on the ground.

However, the ferocity by which this dispute exploded in a massive conflagration, pitting thousands of enraged workers against hundreds of riot police, took many by surprise.


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The unrest seems to belie the image of China as a bustling economy going from strength to strength, enriching the lives of millions across the country, especially in the industrial south. But the problem is many people feel they are not getting their fair share of the rapid growth.

Since we arrived, the streets look relatively calm here. People are out shopping. Cars are on the roads.

However, the frustrations the workers feel is palpable.

We visited a job center and, for the first time since I started reporting in China years ago, workers approached us unfazed by our cameras. They were unafraid to vent their grievances to foreign TV journalists even as the police looked on.

The workers complained of the lack of jobs, unscrupulous bosses hoarding back pay, and corrupt local officials.

In China, with its one-party government, getting people to speak openly about the authorities is challenging and extremely rare, especially with the cameras rolling. It struck me these workers must feel no one else is listening.

Economic uncertainty is the root cause of China’s wave of discontent. However, unlike in the Middle East, people here are not calling for a new government. What they want is a way to right wrongs and not to be forgotten.

We had been filming for several hours before the propaganda officials stopped us at a jeans factory to take us in for questioning. They told us Xintang had just been declared a special zone requiring additional permissions above and beyond our press credentials to report here.

We apply for new permits but, not surprisingly, they aren’t granted and we are told we have to leave.

We need more video footage of the town so we negotiate a few more minutes of filming — but we have to be escorted and are asked not to film the increasing security presence

Migrant workers had told us more police patrol the town at night. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see that for ourselves.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/06/17/china.riot.town.yoon/index.html?iref=NS1

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Eunice Yoon is CNN’s Beijing-based Correspondent, responsible for the network’s news coverage of China alongside Senior International Correspondent Stan Grant and Beijing Bureau Chief Jaime FlorCruz.

 

Yoon’s role in Beijing allows her to document the world’s most populous nation as it continues to grow in influence across the global economic and geopolitical landscape. From domestic policy to foreign affairs, technology to tradition, she reveals the remarkable dynamics and human stories driving more than 1.3 billion people.

 

She brings extensive, award-winning experience working in China and across Asia to CNN’s Beijing bureau. She was formerly the network’s Asia Business Editor based in Hong Kong where she focused particularly on the rapid economic development of the region and the impact of the global financial crisis. From the world of politics she has interviewed leaders including former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, while business leaders include International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

 

In addition, Yoon has worked extensively as a correspondent and reported from across Asia on major news events. Most notably, she was one of the first journalists to reach the Sichuan earthquake zone, undertaking perilous journeys to describe the efforts to rescue survivors.

 

She also reported on the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, Typhoon Parma as it battered the northern coast of the Philippines, and from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea to investigate the livelihood of villagers and soldiers in one of the most heavily guarded places on earth. Her reports for CNN’s coverage of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami ensured she was part of the team who won a prestigious DuPont Award.

 

Yoon has anchored and reported for several news organizations, including CNBC, Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and YTN of South Korea. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island and graduated magna cum laude.

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/yoon.eunice.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Eunice Yoon

535935 7665      54

 

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 54 = Listening.  Observer.  Witness.  Video footage.  Videotape.  Documenting.  Documentary.  Documents.  Interview.  Asking questions.  Questioning.  Interrogation.

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June 18, 2011 12:00AM

IS Australia in danger of becoming perceived as an unpredictable dark zone, in foreign policy terms, by our neighbours?

A dozen years ago, every instant security expert was parroting a new pet phrase at every barbecue. We were all agog with – pause for scary music – the “arc of instability”.

Everywhere we looked along the chain of islands to our north, disaster seemed to loom like distant thunder. One result was the two big military interventions of the John Howard era: in East Timor, then in Solomon Islands. He followed this up with the Pacific Solution to asylum-seekers, sending them to processing centres in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

The Australian Federal Police built a relationship with the Indonesian police that helped boost their capacity to apprehend and prosecute terrorists, capped this week with the jailing of Abu Bakar Bashir. The image this reflected was one of a self-confident, economically booming Australia boxing its weight in the immediate region, built in the Hawke-Keating era and sustained, to the surprise of many within the foreign policy elite, during the Howard-Downer years.

Today, the anxiety about the arc has been partially reversed, with the neighbours worrying about us. It is Canberra that has been approaching regional governments about asylum-seekers in a tentative, unconvincing manner, seeking their generous assistance to resolve what is primarily a domestic political challenge, for all its broader ramifications.

The neighbours know this backdrop. They follow our travails on Australia Network TV, on Radio Australia and on websites such as this newspaper’s. They know how Julia Gillard is hurting, and their own media covered Thursday’s parliamentary vote against the Malaysia solution.

As more information steadily leaks out, like oil from a dodgy engine, a pattern is repeated; first in East Timor, then Papua New Guinea, then Malaysia. With side-plays involving Solomon Islands and possibly Vanuatu, while Nauru is declared out of bounds.

Canberra has prematurely announced asylum-seeker deals, one after the other, that it has proven unable to complete.

The government has failed to treat its potential processing centre partners with the respect they seek. It has been oddly disinclined to send senior ministers to these countries to show we take seriously both the planned deals and the places where we wish to consign the asylum-seekers.

These arrangements require face-to-face meetings – they can’t be finalised by email or by phone, however hard our diplomats work to complete them. So Canberra is demonstrating an incapacity to deliver policy even with well-disposed neighbours.

There’s an opportunity cost, too. The government has for a year been occupying diplomatic space and time focusing on these centres, and with effort that might have gone instead into constructive dialogue on economic and security co-operation.

The Gillard government may soon pull off an arrangement with Malaysia, but damage has already been done there.

This embarrassing episode has also highlighted the extent of the gap between the Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, and the government in which he serves, as he leads the charge on myriad global fronts while steering clear of helping clinch an asylum-seeker centre, and even of attempting to minimise the damage being caused to our standing in the region.

from:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/front-and-centre-in-arc-of-instability/story-e6frg6ux-1226077270271

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Marcus Stephen was born on October 1st, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Stephen

October 1st, 1969

October 1st

10 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = his personal year (from October 1st, 2010 to October 1st, 2011) = Tolerance.  Moderation.

14 year + 6 (June) = 20 = his personal month (for June 2011) = Turning point.

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June 2, 2011 5:43 a.m. EDT

A liberal Democratic congressman who came under fire for a lewd photo that briefly appeared on his Twitter account over the weekend told CNN Wednesday that he did not post the image.

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner spoke to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer a day after a contentious exchange with reporters in which he refused to directly answer any questions about the picture.

On Wednesday he said he had hired a law firm to look into the matter. But he declined to directly answer whether he appeared in the photo.

“Photos can be manipulated. Photos can be of one thing and changed to something else. We’re going to try to get to the bottom of what happened,” he said. The photo showed the lower body of a man wearing underwear.

A conservative blogger who broke the story has called for a full investigation of what he said was either the hacking of a congressman’s account or something Weiner wants to hide.

But Weiner told CNN he did not think such steps are necessary to deal with what he said was internet spam, an issue that many Americans face.

“Just because it happened to Congressman Weiner on his personal account doesn’t mean that the taxpayers should pay for an investigation,” he said. “I’m going to turn it over to some people who are going to give me advice on what to do next.

“This seems like it was a prank to make fun of my name, the name Weiner. It happens a lot,” he added.

Asked whether he was protecting anyone, Weiner replied, “Yes, I’m protecting my wife, who every day is waking up to these insane stories that are getting so far from reality. You know, we’ve been married less than a year.”

He also declined to say what he had written in direct messages to Twitter followers.

“I’m not going to get into how I communicate with people on social media. There was nothing … inappropriate,” he said.

An e-mail that Twitter sent to members of Congress Wednesday lists several online security tips, according to a copy of the e-mail CNN obtained. The message does not specifically mention the photo posted on Weiner’s page, but notes that questions about account security have surged recently.

“Some of you inquired today about the security of Twitter accounts,” Twitter’s Adam Sharp wrote. “While we won’t comment on individual accounts, news reports of the past few days are a good reminder of the importance of actively protecting your account credentials.”

Weiner on Tuesday told reporters he wasn’t interested in talking about the issue any more, saying he already made statements over the Memorial Day weekend after the photo turned up on his Twitter account Friday night.

In a heated exchange with reporters, he repeatedly dodged direct questions about the photo.

“If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people, and someone in the back threw a pie or yelled out an insult, I would not spend the next two hours of my speech responding to that pie or that insult. I would return to the things that I want to talk about,” Weiner said in response to a question about whether he sent the lewd photo to a Seattle woman.

He also refused to say why he hasn’t asked law enforcement to investigate if in fact his account was hacked, as he has said it was.

Despite repeated efforts by reporters, Weiner did not directly answer questions about the photo.

In earlier comments, when asked if the photo was of him, Weiner deflected the question.

“I’m not going to talk about this anymore,” he said, adding: “I’m going to get back to the conversation I care about,” including economic issues and what he calls a conflict-of-interest situation involving conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on the health care reform law. The New York Democrat is a leading liberal voice in Congress.

Asked several questions about the Twitter situation Tuesday, Weiner stuck to his message.

“I understand you’re doing your job, but I’m going to go back to work now,” Weiner said at one point. When asked if he was concerned about being hacked, he responded: “I’m going to return to working on the things I care about. I participated in the story a couple of days now, given comments on it. This is a distraction and I’m not going to let it distract me.”

When a reporter noted the distraction might go away if he answered the questions, Weiner answered: “I’m not convinced of that.

“I’m not convinced there’s any value of me talking about it,” Weiner said.

Asked again if he was the man in the photo, Weiner responded again that he had made previous statements and now it was time for him to get back to work.

On Wednesday, Weiner told CNN that he regretted “the way that I handled it yesterday and I’m trying to do a better job today.”

Previously, Weiner blamed the photo on a hacker who got control of his social-networking accounts and played a prank. Weiner’s spokesman, Dave Arnold, said Monday the congressman has retained an attorney to look into the situation.

No formal criminal investigation has been launched, which rankles Andrew Breitbart, whose conservative website biggovernment.com first reported the photo on Weiner’s Twitter account in connection with a tweet to a Seattle woman.

Breitbart, who has been involved in questionable tactics against Democrats and liberals in the past, told CNN on Tuesday that the case warrants further investigation.

“There’s something fundamentally different between a prank and a hack — a prank is innocuous, a hack is criminal,” Breitbart said, later adding he wanted a full investigation by the FBI and Capitol Police.

However, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday he believed the situation was a harmless prank unworthy of further investigation.

“Twitter is not a very secure environment,” Toobin said, noting that information on the site can be unreliable “and doesn’t even come from the people it appears to come from.”

He added: “There’s a famous expression — don’t make a federal case out of it.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/01/weiner.photo/

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Anthony Weiner was born on September 4th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_weiner

September 4th, 1964

September 4th

9 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from September 4th, 2010 to September 3rd, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Anything can happen.  Expect the unexpected.

16 year + 5 (May) = 21 = his personal month (from May 4th, 2011 to June 3rd, 2011) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday June 1st, 2011) = 22 = his personal day = Lucky fool.  Silliness.  Being silly.  Nonsense.  Foolishness.  Ridiculous.  Absurd.  Jokes.  Pranks.  Practical jokes.  Comical.  Clowning around.  Circus.  Carnival.  Sideshow.  Folly.  Blooper.  Simpleton.  Blither.  Buffoon.  Imbecile.  Stooge.  Goofball.  Are you kidding me?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2011 to July 3rd, 2011) =  Lucky fool.  Silliness.  Being silly.  Nonsense.  Foolishness.  Ridiculous.  Absurd.  Jokes.  Pranks.  Practical jokes.  Comical.  Clowning around.  Circus.  Carnival.  Sideshow.  Folly.  Blooper.  Simpleton.  Blither.  Buffoon.  Imbecile.  Stooge.  Goofball.  Are you kidding me?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.

22 month + 6 (6th of the month on Monday June 6th, 2011) = 28 = his personal day = Andrew Breitbart.

[Numerologically a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Andrew Breitbart was born on February 1st, 1969.  2 + 1 +1+9+6+9 = 28 = his life lesson.

Anthony Weiner’s 28 day indicates that Andrew Breitbart (whose life lesson number is 28) is significant to him on Monday June 6th, 2011.]

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Anthony Weiner

1            55   5

his primary challenge (AW), the most important thing for him not to do (AE), and what he must not do (AE) all = 15 = Lying.  Telling lies.

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June 16, 2011 10:06 a.m. EDT

Rep. Anthony Weiner plans to resign from Congress in the wake of a “sexting” scandal with several women and lies he repeatedly told about it, a Democratic source with knowledge of Weiner’s plans said Thursday.

Weiner, 46, was considered a possible front-runner to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013 until the revelation of his online communications, including lewd photos of himself he sent to women he befriended on Facebook and Twitter.

Last year, Weiner married Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton in the White House, Senate and now in the State Department. Former President Bill Clinton officiated the ceremony, and Abedin is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

First elected to the House in 1998 after his political mentor, then-Rep. Chuck Schumer, decided to run for the Senate, Weiner has been a reliable liberal voice for the solidly Democratic 9th District, encompassing parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

Weiner basically ran unopposed in 2006 and 2008 and won by 22 points over his Republican opponent in 2010, easily avoiding the GOP tidal wave that swept over the House.

As a politician, Weiner fully embraced social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, using the platforms to unleash his comedic take on life and politics.

He graduated from the State University of New York Plattsburgh and worked as an aide to Schumer from 1985 to 1991. A year later, he served on the New York City Council.

Throughout his time in office, Weiner has found himself drawn back to New York, the city he calls home. He ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic mayoral primary race in 2005. But most observers now feel the scandal has ruined any chance of his being elected mayor in 2013.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/16/weiner.scandal/

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September 4th, 1964

9 + 4 +1+9+6+4 = 33 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Caving in.  Backing down.

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Monday, June 6th 2011,  9:12 PM

As Rep. Anthony Weiner made the bombshell admission Monday that he has sexted six women over the last three years, some of his Internet relationships began to reveal themselves, along with a mountain of racy correspondence they say they’ve received from the married Congressman.

26-year-old Meagan Broussard, a single mother from Texas, offered up photos, emails, Facebook messages and more from her month-long Internet affair with Weiner in interviews on Monday.

Broussard became the face of Weiner’s online transgressions when photos the Congressman sent her were posted to Andrew Breitbart‘s conservative site BigGovernment.com. She says she first connected with Weiner on April 20 when she commented he was “hot” on a YouTube video he posted to Facebook, and he reached out “almost immediately.”

They began exchanging flirty messages “within an hour,” she says, the nature of which was often sexual. “He was trying to get me to talk about myself sexually, and I said, straight up, I’m not an open book,” she wrote in a statement on BigGovernment.com. “He would ask me weird things, like ‘Did you miss me?’ I didn’t understand that–how could I miss someone I hadn’t met and didn’t know?”


Photos of Broussard that she sent to Weiner, obtained by ABC News.

Broussard later received numerous graphic images from Weiner’s private Yahoo email account, RockOh77@yahoo.com. The emails included a photo of a man’s erect penis as well as a shot of a shirtless man at a desk whose face – distinctly recognizable as Weiner’s – is only partially visible. In his emotional press conference, Weiner acknowledged the possibility that X-rated photos of himself could be floating around the Internet.

“I just thought at the time that there’s gotta be something, there’s way more girls out there. This is not just me,” Broussard told Fox News. “There’s just a lot more girls, that’s what I thought that the time, like this is something that’s regular, he’s done this all the time; he’s comfortable.”


Broussard says she is coming forward to protect her family. (ABC News)

Lisa Weiss, a 40-year-old blackjack dealer in Las Vegas, claims to be another of Weiner’s online mistresses. She told RadarOnline she sexted back and forth with Weiner for nine months, and that the Congressman used government resources to hide his bad behavior. She even claims he called her from his office for a 30-minute phone sex chat.

Though he called the situation a “prank” and himself a “victim” last week, Weiner admitted Monday that he did in fact tweet the infamous crotch photo at the center of the scandal, saying he meant to send it privately to an Oregon college student but accidentally send it publicly. “The picture was of me and I sent it,” he told reporters, later confirming that Broussard was one of the many women he sent lewd photos to.

“I didn’t think it was him,” Broussard told ABC, explaining her skepticism during their early correspondence. “I thought for sure, ‘why would someone in that position be doing this?'”

One of many flirty Twitter photos Anthony Weiner shared, obtained by BigGovernment.com

She says she is only coming forward to reveal her identity now because she was afraid the private messages she sent to Weiner would be published as he was investigated, and she didn’t want to be mis-represented.

“I thought I could just be private about it, but there’s no reason for me to hide,” she said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. I don’t know him. I’m just putting my story out there before anyone else tries to.”

“I’m not on a crusade to ‘take him down,'” she wrote in her statement. “I just acted to protect myself and my family.”

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06/ 6/11 04:13 PM ET

On Monday afternoon, in the Sheraton Hotel’s New York West ballroom, it felt, at times, like there were two press conferences happening at once. One featured the spectacle of a teary-eyed and emotionally wrenched Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) apologizing for his online indiscretions. The other showcased a combative Andrew Breitbart doing his best to hijack the moment.

The conservative media provocateur spoke before, after and during Rep. Weiner’s admission of sending sexually charged emails to six different women.

It was supposed to be Weiner’s press conference — so why was Breitbart on the stage? He had decided to attend, he told the scores of assembled press corps members, partly because his hotel was “coincidentally” located three blocks away.

But, Breitbart also noted, “I’m here to watch myself be vindicated.” He attempted to turn Weiner’s press conference into a battle in his ongoing war against the so-called mainstream media, criticizing outlets that included Salon and The Daily Kos.

No one from Weiner’s office pre-screened the press at the sometimes-chaotic news conference, which was held with about an hour’s advance notice. At one point, before Weiner had taken the stage, someone from the crowd — it was difficult to tell if they were a member of the media or just an onlooker — asked Breitbart to break from a press huddle he was holding on the side of the ballroom and walk up to the podium at the front of the room set aside for Weiner.

“If he’s paying for this I find this to be a tad rude,” Breitbart said, and then went ahead, at 3:58 p.m.

Weiner had scheduled his conference to start at 4 p.m. When people tuned in, though, they saw not the Congressman, but Breitbart, who took questions for approximately 13 minutes before leaving the podium. Fox News reported that Weiner’s aides ran down the hall to inform him that Breitbart was there.

Breitbart defended Big Government’s reporting on Weiner, as well as on past stories, saying his website “didn’t get into conjecture.”

He expressed particular ire toward the online magazine Salon, and claimed that Weiner was “complicit” in a media campaign blaming Breitbart for the whole debacle — and thus owed the media entrepreneur an apology.

“Given the fact that Congressman Weiner made much of last week about trying to blame me, and much of the left-wing media tried to make last week about blaming me, including claiming that I outed the name of the girl in Seattle that he sent the tweet to, which is false, and also claiming that I was the hacker, I felt that I needed to set the record straight,” he told Fox News in a phone interview.

story from and video at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/06/andrew-breitbart-hijacks-_n_872066.html

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Andrew Breitbart was born on February 1st, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Breitbart

February 1st, 1969

2 + 1 +1+9+6+9 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Bold.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Megan Broussard

4         2    11   4

her primary challenge = MB = 42 = Sex.  Having sex.

the most important thing she cannot do and how she appears to the world both = MS = 41 = Love triangle.  Infidelity.  Significant age difference between her and her significant other.

how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = MD = 44 = Twitter.  Tweeting.

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Just when you thought the Weinergate situation couldn’t get any worse, apparently, per TMZ, it can.

ginger lee.jpgThe site reported very early this morning: “Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.  When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation … by lying. On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, “Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice?  I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh].

“It’s unclear if Weiner’s PR team is from his Congressional staff.  If so, Weiner could run afoul of House Ethics Rules [and] the law.”

WHO IS GINGER LEE?

Weiner has said he did not use government resources to pursue his hobby of hitting on chicks via Twitter and Facebook, and that he “welcomes” the Ethics Committee investigation ordered up yesterday by House Minority Nancy Pelosi.

When the Weiner story started coming to light in the conservative blogosphere, as our Alison Gendar noted on Sunday, it “sparked curiosity about why Weiner followed a bunch of good-looking young women on Twitter, including some college students and porn star Ginger Lee. He said he dropped Lee once he learned who she was. The rest were a random selection of politicians – friends and foes – and ordinary citizens who asked to follow him first.”

Lee, whose film credits include “Sweet As Candy” and “Legal At Last #4,” even got a custom-tailored statement from Weiner to send out to nosy reporters, TMZ said — complete with a misspelling for that authentic touch.

The statement Weiner suggested read: “I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner. I follow his twitter feed. And for a brief time he followed me. Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics. All I can say about that is that I’m a fan of his. Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him. I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic) …”

Lee has tweeted that she has (or maybe had) “Weinermania” and that she wanted to get intimate with the congressman — something he swears never happened with any of the women he flirted with on the web.

Several women have already come forward in the media to say they received explicit photos, texts and phone calls from the playful pol.

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2011/06/tmz-report-rep-anthony-weiner-coached-ex-porn-star-tweep-ginger-lee-on-lying-f

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Ginger Lee was born November 25th, 1983 according to http://www.mademan.com/chickipedia/ginger-lee/

November 25th, 1983

November 25th

11 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 39 = her personal year (from November 25th, 2010 to November 24th, 2011) = Flirting.

39 year + 5 (May) = 44 = her personal month (from May 25th, 2011 to June 24th, 2011) = Twitter.  Tweeting.

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Wait until the wife reads this!

Just when you didn’t think it could get worse, new X-rated text messages were made public today where Rep. Anthony Weiner got down and dirty with one of the women he had befriended on Facebook — even telling her that he was prepared to travel to Nevada to bed her.

In a series of dirty chat messages dating back to Sept. 17, 2010, Weiner wrote to 40-year-old Lisa Weiss — a Nevada blackjack dealer who went back and forth with Weiner on Facebook for more than a year — that he was interested in meeting her.

“i’m ready for a vegas trip. truth telling during the day. got a night plan for us?” Weiner wrote, according to a transcript of 220 messages posted on RadarOnline.com.

U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York Monday.
“haha..that was a very loaded questions! i’ve got all kinds of night plans for us! when are you coming?” she replied.

“dunno. make me an offer i can’t refuse,” Weiner shot back.

The horny Democratic lawmaker ended the sexting session by boasting about his penis size.

“you’d be surprised how big’,” he wrote.

The raunchy texts didn’t end there.

Two days later, Weiss wrote, “you are a naughty boy! i’ll have to wait to share all of the details till i meet you in person.

On Sept. 21, Weiss wrote, “oooohhh…i bet you look hot in tights! can i be your sidekick? get your ass to vegas!!”

“stop staring at my weapon! I’m effecting the vegas trip. this whole reelection thing is keeping me tied up,” Weiner replied.

“i cat wait to meet you in person! and i’ll stare at your weapon if i want to, dammit! I understand this reelection stuff may take some time, but i really feel that my needs are waayyy more important! what is kinda funny is that i was looking at my fb page for something and i had posted that i wanted to bang you like a month ago! i think it was after you called [Sen. Joseph Lieberman] a pr–k!” she wrote.

Weiner and Weiss texted nearly every day — and most of the time it was dirty.

On Sept. 25, after not communicating for a few days, Weiner wrote, “where did my favorite dirty facebooker go? i’m getting kind of addicted to you.”

“okay…what the hell happened to you> i was enjoying our fb love affair..where’d you go? are you fb cheating on me?” Weiss wrote.

On Nov. 19, after Weiner ignored her messages, Weiss wrote, “where u been? fighting the good fight for my country? send me a message! I miss you.”

Two months later, on Jan. 20, Weiner wrote: “baby where have YOU been? how are you?”

“i have been here…just waiting for you to come and visit me in vegas when you are done saving the country from the evil republicans!” Weiss replied.

In March, the Facebook relationship got intense again after Weiner sent Weiss more pics of himself.

“Whoa, looks like I am wanna ride it?” Weiss wrote.

“hard for me?” Weiner replied.

“you like me big and fat,” said Weiner.

“only ur c–k,” she replied.

The texts come a day after a sniffling and “deeply ashamed” Weiner ‘fessed up on Monday to spending the past three years exchanging steamy online messages and sex-fueled phone chats with six women — sending some of his most tawdry sexts after marrying his high-powered wife last year.

Weiner acknowledged that he had engaged in inappropriate contact with six women over the course of three years through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and occasionally over the phone.

He said he had never met or had a physical relationship with any of the women and was not even sure of their ages.

Weiner also said he had never had sex outside of his marriage. He married Huma Abedin, who is tasked with accompanying Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on diplomatic globetrotting missions, last July.

Weiner said over and over during a news conference Monday that he had made “terrible mistakes” and done “a very dumb thing” for which he alone bore responsibility.

After Weiner and the women exchanged X-rated messages for months — the entire time of which Weiner was married — Weiss wrote on June 1 that he “owed” her for keeping their steamy Facebook sessions a secret.

“u owe me big time for keeping this all quiet…i am defending u to the death on every blog and to everyone….telling everyone u would never send dirty messages to women.

“i know u haven’t been on here since u were hacked but i NEED to talk to u…someone contacted me about u…call me or something.”

The scandal began more than a week ago when a conservative website reported that a photo of a man’s crotch had been sent from Weiner’s Twitter account to a college student in Seattle.

For days, Weiner claimed that he hadn’t sent the photo and that he was the victim of a hacker. But Weiner caused confusion when he said that he couldn’t say with “certitude” that the underwear shot was not a picture of him.

The scandal escalated Monday when the website, BigGovernment.com, run by conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, posted photos purportedly from a second woman who said she received shirtless shots of the congressman.

The site said the pictures were in a cache of intimate online photos, chats and email exchanges the woman claimed to have.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/weiner_and_nevada_woman_exchanged_oTrCsncHCSMF0CmZqz7CDK#ixzz1OcdxRhnV

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Lisa Weiss

3          11

what she must do/has to do and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = LS = 31 = Scandal.  Controversy.  Stirring things up.  Provoking a reaction.

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By all accounts, Huma Abedin, the wife of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York), has been unwittingly pushed into the spotlight following her husband’s admission on Monday that he sent lewd photos to women he had met online.

Abedin, who’s 34, was noticeably absent at the press conference when a tearful Weiner, 46, confessed to the inappropriate relationships but also said that he and his wife “have no intention of splitting up over this.”

So just who is Huma Abedin?

Known as “Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon,” Abedin began working for the secretary of state as an intern in 1996, before the first lady herself became a focus of attention as a bystander in the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal.

Since then, the Michigan-born but Saudi Arabia-raised Abedin has ascended the ranks, with positions as a personal aide and advisor to then Senator Clinton as well as “traveling chief of staff” during her presidential campaign. She currently serves as a deputy chief of staff to Sec. Clinton. She was named this past fall to Time magazine’s “40 Under 40” list of New Civic Leaders, where the profile referred to her as Hillary Clinton’s “shadow.”

Abedin, who speaks Arabic fluently (her father, who passed away in 1993, was of Indian descent and her mother, a professor in Saudi Arabia, is from Pakistan), is a practicing Muslim. Her husband, who’s Jewish, has been known to fast with her during Ramadan.

She’s also known for her impeccable style, favoring designers like Marc Jacobs and Prada. Oscar de la Renta, a friend, designed her dress for her wedding to Rep. Weiner last summer

In a 2007 New York Observer profile (it should be noted that Abedin declined to be interviewed for it) then Hillary Clinton press secretary Philippe Reines called Abedin “one in a million,” but conceded “that would mean there are 5,999 others in the world just like her, and there simply aren’t.”

He continued:

“She is truly one of a kind, one in a billion. We are all in awe of her poise, grace, judgment, intellect and her seemingly endless reserve of kindness, patience and energy.”

Read more about Huma Abedin in this 2007 New York Observer profile.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/huma-abedin-pictures_n_872537.html#s288677

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Huma Mahmood Abedin

          4             1

her undoing number = MA = 41 = Infidelity.

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.

Huma Mahmood Abedin

1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 13 (m is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 15

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the number 15 going on.

15 = Lying [on the part of Anthony Weiner].

“Ties you grasped to change your life

now hold you tight and cause you strife.”

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find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

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June 07, 2011 | 14:47

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos went beyond challenging assumptions from Ann Coulter’s newest book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America” on Tuesday, as he repeatedly attempted to correct her on historical facts. The former Clinton advisor interrupted her multiple times on Tuesday’s Good Morning America to make a point that she was either wrong or lying about history.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts, said the late Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Yet Stephanopoulos interrupted Coulter as she claimed that the Ku Klux Klan in the South was Democratic. “Started out Democratic, but turned very quickly,” Stephanopoulos asserted.

That depends on the meaning of “quick.” The Ku Klux Klan advocated anti-Republican violence in the post-Civil War years, and its resurgence in the early 20th century was due to Democrats; in fact, the Klan had quite a large voice at the 1924 Democratic National Convention. The Southern Klan had strong ties to the Democratic Party, and the South was heavily Democratic into the 1960s.

Coulter replied that the Klan never turned Republican and Stephanopoulos abruptly changed the subject. He then hit Coulter for alleging that the Civil Rights movement was an unruly mob while defending violence for the pro-life cause. Coulter corrected him, saying that she was comparing the two groups and not defending violence.

Coulter later profiled civil rights icons Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall as at odds over the methods they used to achieve civil rights for African-Americans. Marshall made legal arguments and won court cases while King led street protests.

Stephanopoulos retorted the two figures “would see themselves as allies.” Coulter replied “They did not,” before backing up her claim by citing a letter where Marshall criticized King.

A transcript of the segment, which aired on June 7 at 8:15 a.m. EDT, is as follows:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So much to talk about this morning with the always-provocative Ann Coulter. She’s had seven best-sellers, never shies away from a hot debate. And you can tell from the title of her new book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” that she’s ready for a few more debates. And Ann, welcome. I want to get to the book in just a second, but we’ve got to begin with Congressman Anthony Weiner. You almost predicted it last week.

ANN COULTER: Yes I did. Thank you for noticing that. In fact, he used almost the same terms in his press conference yesterday as I did in my column. He Twittered this by mistake, he thought it was a private tweet, sent it to his whole list, panicked, and claimed he had been hacked.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Now I think we might be able to agree on at least one thing, that sex scandals know no party.

COULTER: (Laughing) No that’s true, but I would say, consistent with the theme of my book “the liberals behave like a mob,” that conservatives respond to their sex scandals differently because we don’t elevate our leaders. There isn’t a sort of messiah worship, a mob characteristic. We’re worried about being consistent. We aren’t comfortable with contradictory thinking. The only Republican sex scandal where the Republican didn’t resign or not run for re-election is Vitter down in Louisiana, and that was –

STEPHANOPOULOS: After soliciting prostitutes –

COULTER: – but that was seven years earlier. By the time it broke he had – he had apologized to his wife. It was over. It came out when the D.C. Madame releases her list. And by the way, everybody knew there were Democrats on that list.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Mark Sanford, governor of South Carolina, held on as well for a long time.

COULTER: Well a brief time, but the basic Republican response is not to attack the person who just releases information. And by the way, congratulations to ABC – you guys owned the Weiner story, you did all of the reporting. But the way – I mean, all the reporting on this last week was to attack Andrew Breitbart, attack some random hacker – I don’t know who broke the Mark Foley story. I don’t know who broke –

STEPHANOPOULOS: Actually ABC was on top of that one as well.

COULTER: And by the way, we were upset about that, because I believe you guys – that’s the only one where I remember the source at all, and the claim was that ABC had it but they held it until the day after Foley couldn’t be replaced.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Oh, that’s not true. Anyway, let’s get to the book, “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.” You write, and this – I think this is a fair quote to pull from the book. You say basically “Republicans are the party of peaceful order; Democrats are the party of noisy, violent mobs.” And you say it’s rooted in the Democrats following the French Revolution, Republicans following the American Revolution. Explain that.

COULTER: Yes. Well, the first part is sort of a psychological profile of the Left. So even liberals who are wondering why they behave the way they behave might want to read it, because it explains it, and it’s all mob psychology from this French psychologist – or social psychologist, Gustave Le Bon, who is the father of group-think, and Hitler and Mussolini studied him to learn how to incite mobs. And as I was reading a lot of books on mobs and group-think, I mean everything just describes the behavioral patterns of the Left. And then the middle section, I go through the American tradition, which is to write arguments like the Declaration of Independence – that’s what we celebrate, what the do the French celebrate? Bastille Day, where a bunch of lunatics stormed an empty prison, because they thought it was unsightly and it was based on rumors. And if you look at the history of the Left in this country – including the Klan in the South, which was Democratic, contrary to revisionist history –

STEPHANOPOULOS: Started out Democratic, but turned very quickly.

COULTER: Not to Republican. It was never Republican.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You take on the Civil Rights movement, and that’s where it seems that you fall into some contradictions. You seem to suggest that that is part of the mob, yet this was a peaceful mob almost entirely, yet you seem to express some kind of understanding for anti-abortion protesters who use violence.

COULTER: No, no, no, no, no, I’m comparing the two, actually. I think they’re very similar. And the reason I raise the Civil Rights movement is that gave mobs a halo, because that was the first time mobs were being deployed –

STEPHANOPOULOS: Because it was peaceful. It was civil disobedience.

COULTER: No, it was – the cause behind it. Up until then, from the beginning of the Revolution to the Shay’s Rebellion to the draft riots here in New York City by Democrats lynching blacks, it was always – the Left, it was Democrats, it was the SDS, the Weathermen, mobs have always been a bad thing. The Civil Rights movement was the first time in this country it started to give street protests – I mean not all street protests are going to be a mob, but my point on this – well, two different things. One is comparing Martin Luther King to Thurgood Marshall who, sort of surprising to me, became a hero of this book because when I was in law school he was just signing on to all of the opinions with Justice Brennan, I just thought of him as a liberal. But his history – I mean, it is the tradition of the American Revolution. He’s making arguments, he’s bringing court cases, he is winning them. In 1954 he won Brown v. Board of Education. If there had been Republican presidents for that eight years, nine years, from ’60-’68, you never would have had the Civil Rights movement.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wish we had more time. I think Marshall and King would see themselves as allies –

COULTER: They did not. I quote Thurgood Marshall criticizing Martin Luther King.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Ann Coulter, thanks very much.

from:  http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2011/06/07/stephanopoulos-combats-ann-coulter-historical-events-her-new-book

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George Stephanopoulos was born on February 10th, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stephanopoulos

February 10th, 1961

February 10th

2 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from February 10th, 2011 to February 9th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal month (from June 10th, 2011 to July 9th, 2011) = Jokes.  Pranks.  Clowning around.  Circus.  Are you kidding me?  You’ve got to be kidding me.

 

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5 June 2011  11:17 ET

Thousands of people in Yemen are
celebrating the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia.

He left on Saturday to be treated for injuries he received in an attack on
his presidential compound on Friday.

Many celebrated in the capital, Sanaa’s University Square; others were on the streets chanting and waving flags.

But explosions and gunfights have also taken place in Sanaa and Taiz in the
south. It remains unclear whether Mr Saleh will return to Yemen.

His departure leaves him in a much weakened position, analysts say.

Saudi Arabia, which shares a 1,500km (930-mile) border with Yemen, has been
active in trying to broker a transition of power in Yemen.

Even if President Saleh wants to return to Yemen it is unlikely Saudi Arabia
will allow him, says BBC Middle East correspondent Jon Leyne.

Yemeni Vice-President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has replaced Mr Saleh in his
absence, and is in command of the armed forces and security services.

Analysis

 

Jon Leyne Middle East correspondent, BBC News, Cairo


For 33 years, Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has been the great survivor.
But everything suggests that his visit to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment
will be a one-way trip.

Even if he wanted to return to Yemen, it’s unlikely the Saudis would let him.
Quite possibly, they engineered this medical trip as a face-saving way to get
him out of power.

So it appears that President Saleh will be the third leader swept away in
what has become known as the Arab spring, following President Ben Ali of
Tunisia, and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

If President Saleh is gone for good, a new battle for power will begin, with
the vice-president, President Saleh’s eldest son, tribal leaders and a popular
protest movement attempting to take control.

He met US ambassador Gerald Michael Feierstein, state
news agency Saba reported, to discuss “the importance of co-operation with the
[opposition] Common Forum” alliance.

Yemen’s conflict began in January with peaceful anti-government protests
inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

In recent weeks it has developed into street battles in Sanaa between
government forces and fighters loyal to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, head of the
powerful Hashid tribal federation. The fighting has left more than 160 dead and
brought the country to the brink of civil war.

Renewed fighting was reported in Sanaa on Sunday.

Four Yemeni soldiers also died in an attack in the southern city of Taiz,
officials said. One attacker was also killed.

In the southern port city of Aden, militants attacked an army checkpoint
wounding two soldiers, witnesses said.

Family
network

Mr Saleh flew to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Saturday after being hit by
shrapnel three inches (7.6cm) below the heart in an attack on the presidential
compound on Friday.

Yemen map

The compound’s mosque is believed to have been hit by rockets, although there
are suggestions someone may have planted a bomb there.

On Sunday, witnesses said Mr Saleh had walked off the plane, although wounds
to his head, face and neck were clearly visible.

He is reported to have travelled with 35 members of his family, including his
wife, as well as the prime minister and the Speaker of the Yemeni parliament.

But his son, Ahmed, and nephews Amar and Yahya, who are Mr Saleh’s military
commanders, are reported to still be in the country.

Ahmed commands the elite Republican Guard, and other relatives control
security and intelligence units.

Amar and Yahya have co-operated with the US in fighting terrorism. Many in
Yemen believe their presence in this transitional period is essential and
welcomed by regional and international powers, says the BBC’s Lina Sinjab in
Sanaa.

Damage to the mosque in the presidential palace in Sanaa where President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded - 4 June 2011
The attack on the mosque left seven of Mr Saleh’s bodyguards dead and several officials wounded

The president broadcast an audio message on Friday after he was wounded, but
did not appear in public.

In the broadcast, he blamed the attack on an “outlaw gang” of his tribal foes
– an accusation denied by Sheikh Ahmar, whose fighters have been clashing with
security forces.

The Ahmar family has been financing the opposition and supporting
protesters.

President Saleh – who at times used brute force to try to quell
demonstrations – had agreed to a deal brokered by the Gulf Co-operation Council
that would see him step down in return for an amnesty from prosecution.

However, he has so far refused to sign the deal.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13658445

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Ali Abdullah Saleh was born on March 21st according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Abdullah_Saleh

March 21st

3 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year (from March 21st, 2011 to March 20th, 2012) = Powerlessness.

28 year + 5 (May) = 33 = his personal month (from May 21st, 2011 to June 20th, 2011) = Backing down.  Caving in.

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2 June 2011 Last updated at 15:58 ET

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt
Romney has entered the race to be the Republican candidate for US president in
2012, saying President Barack Obama has “failed America”.

Mr Romney blamed Mr Obama for the economic woes frustrating voters, like
federal spending and unemployment during a speech in New Hampshire.

If elected, he said he would make the US the world’s top job creator.

The wealthy businessman is the current frontrunner in the Republican
field.

BBC North America editor Mark Mardell, in New Hampshire, says Mr Romney – a
tremendous fund raiser and serious seasoned campaigner – is clearly the man for
others to beat.

But he is yet to convince conservatives he really is one of them and yet to
convince the media that he has the flair and panache need to maintain interest
and momentum, our correspondent adds.

‘Failed
America’

The Republican multi-millionaire was beginning his campaign in the state of
New Hampshire, an important early-voting state which is expected to hold its
primary election to pick a candidate in February 2012.

Continue reading the main story

Analysis

 

image of Steve Kingstone
Steve Kingstone BBC
News, Washington


If the delivery was occasionally hesitant, Mitt Romney’s message had been
painstakingly honed. In this campaign he will style himself as a trustworthy
chief executive for the nation – able to draw on vast business experience in
righting the perceived economic wrongs of the Obama administration.

Team Romney are well aware of their man’s past reputation for aloofness, so
the pitch was carefully framed in terms of human experience. The
multi-millionaire candidate declared himself heart-broken by the struggles of
everyday Americans coping with unemployment, repossessions and soaring petrol
prices. In shirtsleeves, rather than the 2008 business suit, Mr Romney seemed
approachably relaxed.

A gloomy critique of Barack Obama was counter-balanced by sunny optimism
about America’s potential. US voters dislike outright negativity. But as long as
the economy continues to splutter, Mitt Romney will make capital from the
straight-up contrast between himself and the president. However, his strategy
will have to evolve when the inevitable attacks from his own side begin.

 

Analysts say Mr Romney’s speech, which was released
ahead of his announcement, is also tailored to appeal to conservatives who hold
great sway in choosing the Republican presidential nominee in Iowa and South
Carolina.

“Government under President Obama has grown to consume almost 40% of our
economy,” Mr Romney said.

“At the time, we didn’t know what sort of a president he would make…. Now,
in the third year of his four-year term, we have more than promises and slogans
to go by. Barack Obama has failed America.”

Mr Romney has said, if elected, he would balance the federal budget and limit
federal spending at 20% of gross domestic product.

Mr Romney’s announcement on Thursday marks the second time he will be running
for the Republican nomination.

He lost the party’s 2008 nomination race to Arizona Senator John McCain and
has spent the four intervening years building support within the party and
preparing for the 2012 race.

Sarah Palin tour

Our correspondent says that Mr Romney’s biggest problem is that as governor
of Massachusetts he introduced a type of compulsory health insurance which looks
very similar to President Obama’s reforms which are heartily loathed by most
Republicans.

He also has a reputation for flip flopping – moving from being a relatively
liberal Republican to a hard line conservative, our correspondent adds.

He is also a Mormon, which may not bother most Americans, but does concern
some evangelical Christians.

The pool of Republican candidates has been slow to solidify, with former
speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former governor of
Minnesota Tim Pawlenty the only other major Republicans to have announced their
candidacy.

During the past week, Texas Governor Rick Perry was thought to be considering
a bid, with Representative Michele Bachmann also stepping towards a run.

Meanwhile, former vice-presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin was also
set to appear in New Hampshire on Thursday, though her aides have not said
precisely where she will turn up in the state.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13632467

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Mitt Romney was born on March 12th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

March 12th, 1947

March 12th

3 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year = Proud of his hard earned success.  Tanned.

19 year + 5 (May) = 24 = his personal month (from May 12th, 2011 to June 11th, 2011) = Taking charge.

24 month + 2 (2nd of the month) = 26 = his personal day = In the news.

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Quebec Premier Jean Charest (L - not seen) poses with California Governor Arnold Schwarzengger and his wife Maria Shriver during a photo opportunity at the Governors' Global Climate Summit 2 hosted by Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles October 2, 2009.

9:49am UK, Tuesday May 10, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they have separated.

In a statement, the couple said they had been living apart for a number of weeks while they “work on the future” of their 25-year marriage.

They met at a charity tennis tournament in 1977 and married in 1986.

 

After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together.

Statement by the couple

Schwarzenegger, the former movie star, bodybuilder and California governor, and Shriver, who is a member of the Kennedy family, have four children.

They described them as “the light and the centre of both of our lives,” and said they will continue to parent them together.

Their statement referred to the separation as a “private matter”.

The couple added: “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.

 

US actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with the poster of the TV serie he stars in as a cartoon superhero, 'The Governator', in Cannes, southern France, on April 4, 2011.

Arnold Schwarzenegger with poster for ‘The Governator’ cartoon series

“After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together.”

Schwarzenegger left office four months ago after two terms as California governor.

His wife, whose mother was the sister of assassinated US President John F Kennedy, campaigned for her husband even though he was a Republican and she was a lifelong Democrat.

Schwarzenegger is thought to be considering returning to making films.

He said recently he was developing a television programme and comic book based on his political nickname “The Governator.”

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-And-Wife-Maria-Shriver-Announce-Their-Separation-After-25-Years-Of-Marriage/Article/201105215988LE_15988760_Arnold_Schwarzenegger_And_Wife_Maria_Shriver_Announce_Their_Separation_After_25_Years_Of_Marriage

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On Monday night, California’s former Governor and first lady announced their split after 25 years of marriage. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together,” they said in a joint statement.

We have to say, we didn’t see it coming: Unlike so many political marriages which have been marred by scandal as of late, the union of Schwarzenegger, 63, and Shriver, 55, seemed rock solid. Sure, they were always somewhat of an odd couple—he the Republican bodybuilder-turned movie star, she the brainy Democrat member of the Kennedy dynasty—but in the quarter-century they spent together, they seem to have weathered it all, from multiple election campaigns to sexual misconduct allegations to state budget crises to parental deaths, all the while raising four kids. This was a pair who earned their frequent power couple designation in spades, not unlike that other longtime political duo who surprised the world with their split last year.

According to their statement, the two are living apart living apart “while we work on the future of our relationship” (the Los Angeles Times reports that Shriver moved out of their Brentwood mansion a few weeks ago, just months after Schwarzenegger finished serving two terms as Governor). It was not immediately clear whether they would be filing for divorce.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/arnold-schwarzenegger-and_n_859774.html#s276728&title=Wedding

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Tuesday 17 May 2011 12.24 BST

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former actor and recently retired governor of California, has admitted that he fathered a child 10 years ago with a member of his household staff. The revelation, which he confirmed to the Los Angeles Times in a remorseful statement, casts new light on the break up of his 25-year marriage with Maria Shriver, announced by the couple a week ago.

The Los Angeles Times led on the story. The unnamed staff member, who had claimed her then husband was the father of her child, retired in January after working for 20 years for Schwarzenegger and Shriver, a member of the Kennedy clan. She had worked for them through the two terms when the former bodybuilder and star of the Terminator films served as governor of California, inevitably dubbed the Governator. A source told the paper that Schwarzenegger had taken financial responsibility for the child from the start.

Schriver refused to comment but Schwarzenegger issued a statement to the paper:

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago.
“I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologised to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.
“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”

 

Despite having an accent so thick that dialogue in his first movie had to be dubbed, Schwarzenegger became a celebrity after starring as Conan the Barbarian in 1982, and became a worldwide box office draw in the Terminator movies.

Shriver, well known in her own right as a television journalist, is the daughter of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of former US president John F Kennedy. The couple met at a tennis tournament, married in April 1986, and have four children.

George W Bush, as president, first co-opted the Austrian-born actor into politics, as head of his sports council, dubbing him Conan the Republican.

His early years in politics were dogged by allegations of affairs and inappropriate behaviour with women. His huge early political popularity waned as recession hit the Golden State, triggering swingeing cuts in state spending.

In February, Schwarzenegger announced his return to acting, saying he was considering various projects – he hinted that Terminator 4 may be on the horizon.

from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/17/arnold-schwarzenegger-child-with-employee

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30th, 1947 at 4:10 a.m. in Graz, Austria according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Schwarzenegger%2C_Arnold

July 30th, 1947

July 30th

7 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 40 = his personal year (from July 30th, 2010 to July 29th, 2011) = Household staff. 

40 year + 4 (April) = 44 = his personal month (from April 30th, 2011 to May 30th, 2011) = Here’s the situation.  How it is.  It is what it is.

44 month + 9 (9th of the month on Monday May 9th, 2011) = 53 = his personal day = Forthright.

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Maria Shriver was born on November 6th, 1955 at 5:12 p.m. in Chicago, IL according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Shriver%2C_Maria

November 6th, 1955

November 6th

11 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = her personal year (from November 6th, 2010 to November 6th, 2011) = Turning point. 

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = her personal month (from May 6th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011) = Change of residence.

25 month + 9 (9th of the month on Monday May 9th, 2011) = 34 = her personal day = Generating a buzz.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Maria Shriver

4       1

 

her primary challenge = MS = 41 = Infidelity.

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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (R) embraces Ecuadorean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patino
7 May 2011 Last updated at 23:57 ET
 

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has won a referendum on a wide range of reforms, according to the country’s National Election Council.

An early count showed voters had backed him on all 10 referendum questions, which ranged from banning bullfighting to judicial and media reform.

Opposition politicians say the reforms are an attempt by President Correa to increase his power.

Analysts say that the results will be a boost to Mr Correa.

The national election council said its first “quick” sample count showed the president was ahead on all 10 questions by a range of 51-57% in what has been seen as essentially a vote of confidence on the 48-year-old leader who has governed since 2007.

President Correa declared victory after two separate polls indicated a large margin of voters had voted in favour of the reforms.

“Today, we made an important step toward peace, democracy and a new motherland,” he said after the first results came out.

“The truth and the Ecuadorean people have been the winners in this.”

Opposition politicians had argued that some of the more controversial proposals, such as giving the president more of a say over judicial appointments, constituted a power grab.

While casting his vote, President Correa dismissed the opposition’s concerns.

“They’ve been saying it’s totalitarian… [a word] used for a state in which things are done by force. We’re doing this democratically,” he said.

Analysts say that an overwhelming yes vote would improve President Correa’s standing ahead of presidential elections in 2013, for which he could stand for a third time.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13325112

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The brother and opponent of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa appealed for a tolerant attitude rather than a hard line against political foes after the government’s apparent comfortable victory in a referendum.

Correa already has been cast as an autocrat by opponents after four years as president but Saturday’s vote looked set to endorse 10 reforms giving the executive greater control over the judiciary and media.

“They didn’t thrash us as they said, by four to one,” older brother Fabricio Correa told Reuters. “The goal was always to tell the president ‘You have to be tolerant, you have to listen … to those of us who think differently.'”

Initial results showed the president ahead in all of the referendum’s questions by between 51 and 57 percent.

“It’s indisputable he won,” Fabricio said.

Previously close political allies, the brothers parted ways in 2009 when Fabricio was fingered in corruption accusations involving state contracts.

They may now run against each other in a presidential election due for 2013 in the Andean OPEC member nation. But Fabricio said it was important to bring politics back from its polarized state.

“We’re not your enemy. We love you, even though you insult us,” he said of his brother.

Despite such words, Correa’s opponents, including Fabricio, portrayed the referendum during the campaign as a crude ruse by the president to win more power for the executive.

A wealthy businessman, Fabricio won media prominence during the campaign with a video dubbed “This time no, bro’.”

“Now that you’re president, you control the field, you control the ball. It wouldn’t be good if you controlled the judges. You ought to play clean,” he said in the video, wearing a soccer goalkeeper’s outfit.

Like his ally Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, Correa is a fervent critic of U.S. “imperialism” and tries to maximize state revenues from energy and mineral resources to boost social projects. That has helped keep Correa popular.

“We don’t deny that Rafael has made some right moves regarding social spending,” Fabricio said. “But there’s a lot of corruption and inefficiency.”

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/08/us-ecuador-referendum-fabricio-idUSTRE74708Y20110508

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Rafael Correa was born on April 6th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Correa

April 6th, 1963

April 6th

4 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = his personal year (from April 6th, 2011 to April 5th, 2012) = Tolerance.

14 year + 5 (May) = 19 = his personal month (from May 6th, 2011 to June 5th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 month + 7 (7th of the month on Saturday May 7th, 2011) = 26 = his personal day = In the news.

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File:Ben Bernanke official portrait.jpg

April 27, 2011 

Westminster Abbey and the Royal Wedding are so overhyped; the historic story of the week will take place on C Street in Washington, D.C. today.

At 2:15 p.m. ET, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, will make waves in the world of economists and Wall Streeters. For the first time in the 98-year history of the nation’s central bank, the chairman will talk to the press after an interest rate decision, fulfilling a promise he made at his first confirmation hearing back in 2005.

At the time he said, “Under Chairman Greenspan, monetary policy has become increasingly transparent to the public and the financial markets, a trend that I strongly support.”

Most Fed watchers don’t expect Bernanke to make any surprising observations about the economy. The Fed almost certainly won’t ratchet up interest rates or change the course of the widely-known QE2 program to boost economic recovery. Instead, Bernanke will likely take the podium to reinforce the post-meeting statement issued earlier in the afternoon and underline the observations the Federal Reserve’s staff economists make in their updated forecast issued as a part of the release.

But the importance of the moment shouldn’t be dismissed.

This event marks a new chapter in the history of U.S. central banking. The new transparency will allow the Federal Reserve to make its case for monetary policy directly to the public. Twenty-first century-style economic Glasnost.

The press conference, “whose ostensible purpose is to add more transparency regarding Fed policy, is really designed to help repair its image with the general public, a process that began when Bernanke first appeared on ’60 Minutes,'” writes Bernie Baumohl, chief economist at The Economic Outlook Group. “The press conference serves multiple purposes. It helps explain the Fed’s role in the economy, improves public trust in the central bank, and can be used discreetly as a platform to place more pressure on Congress to reduce the swelling budget deficits.”

Chairman Bernanke isn’t the first central banker to take the message to the press. His colleagues at the European Central Bank and Bank of England have been doing this for years. He’s likely taken some pointers about handling the press from Jean-Claude Trichet and Mervyn King, his European counterparts. It’s been reported that he’s even done a few practice runs with Fed staffers to prep for the big day.

At a moment when the Federal government’s deficits and debt limits are becoming the central issue of the nation’s political dialog, Bernanke’s press conference debut will give the Fed a more consistent voice and platform in the public sphere.

The lack of transparency during the financial crisis led to criticisms of the Federal Reserve’s role in the economy, with members of the conservative Tea Party movement calling for a dissolution of the Fed or a Congressionally-mandated opening up of the once-secretive central bank. Taking the podium might blunt some of the critics, assuming the public both hears and understands what Bernanke says.

No matter what the questions or answers, tomorrow marks a big day in the history of the Fed. Two decades ago, the Federal Reserve kept its interest rate decisions out of the public eye, not even issuing a press release when the Fed Funds rate target changed. Glasnost, indeed.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/federal-reserve-chairman-ben-bernanke-holds-press-conference/story?id=13462904

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Ben Bernanke was born on December 13th, 1953 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bernanke%2C_Ben_S.

December 13th, 1953

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from December 13th, 2010 to December 12th, 2011) = Bold.  Powerlessness.

28 year + 4 (April) = 32 = his personal month (from April 13th, 2011 to May 12th, 2011) = The United States.  America.  Americans. 

[The United States was born July 4th, 1776.  7 + 4 +1+7+7+6 = 32 = the United States’ life lesson number.  Numerologically a country’s life lesson number stands for itself.  Because it is Ben’s 32 month, he will be talking about the United States of America.]

 

32 month + 27 (27th of the month on Wednesday April 27th, 2011) = 59 = his personal day = Salvaging what remains.  Picking up the pieces.

 

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File:Silvio Berlusconi (2010)-modif.png

5:07PM BST 06 Apr 2011

The hearing was a bitter disappointment for the media crews who had converged on Milan from as far as Russia and Australia, and for his critics in Italy who were eagerly awaiting the spectacle of the prime minister being grilled by the three formidable women judges presiding over the trial.

Mr Berlusconi was holding a ministerial meeting in Rome and was not present to answer the charges against him – that on 13 occasions last year he paid for sex with an allegedly under age prostitute and then committed an abuse of office by ordering police to release her from custody when she was arrested for stealing.

He denies any wrongdoing and the Moroccan-born teenager, Karima El Mahroug, also known by the stage name Ruby the Heart Stealer, insists she never slept with him.

At the time of the alleged offences she was 17 – a year beneath the legal age of prostitution under Italian law.

She was just one of dozens of young models, showgirls and aspiring actresses who reportedly entertained the prime minister with strip teases and pole dances at his residence outside Milan, in return for cash, jewellery and help with their careers. 

The trial was adjourned until May 31, to give the judges enough time to consider a request by a women’s organisation, Arcidonna, to be admitted as a civil party to the case on the basis that Mr Berlusconi’s behaviour has “offended the dignity” of all Italian women.

Paola Boccardi, Miss El Mahroug’s lawyer, said her client would not apply to become a civil complainant in the trial, a move that would have allowed her to seek financial damages from Mr Berlusconi if he is found guilty.

“Karima does not believe herself to have suffered any damage from having been present at Arcore, or having visited the premier,” she said.

The trial is expected to take months, if not years, because of the grindingly slow pace at which the Italian court system works and the sheer volume of material to be scrutinised.

Prosecutors have filed 20,000 pages of evidence and have requested that 132 people be called as witnesses.

Mr Berlusconi’s lawyers have presented a witness list of 78 people, including the actor George Clooney, whom Miss El Mahroug claims was at one of the prime minister’s dinners – an account the Hollywood star denies.

Rival groups of protesters hurled insults at each other outside the court building, which was ringed by paramilitary police equipped with riot shields and helmets.

“It’s all false and it is an outrage that the investigators have spent millions of euros wiretapping the phones of the prime minister and his friends,” said Mariagrazia Piracci, 53, who sells advertising space. “He is absolutely innocent.”

But anti-Berlusconi demonstrators carried banners claiming that Mr Berlusconi’s wealth and power had put democracy at risk.

On the eve of the hearing, Mr Berlusconi was able to secure the approval, through his coalition’s parliamentary majority, of a motion that challenges the Milan court’s jurisdiction and argues that the case should instead be heard by a special tribunal of ministers.

The approval of the motion will not stop the trial going ahead for the time being but is due to be considered by Italy’s Constitutional Court, which will decide in coming weeks whether to transfer the trial to the tribunal in Rome, which deals with offences committed by MPs.

 from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/silvio-berlusconi/8432724/Silvio-Berlusconis-trial-opening-a-big-disappointment.html

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Silvio Berlusconi was born on September 29th, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Berlusconi

September 29th, 1936

September 29th

9 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 41 = his personal year (from September 29th, 2010 to September 28th, 2011) = Significant age difference between yourself and the person you are involved with.

41 year + 4 (April) = 45 = his personal month (from May 29th, 2011 to June 28th, 2011) = Secrets.  Mysteries.  Investigation.  Probing.

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Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into a suspected attempt to falsify the birth records of the teenager at the centre of the underage sex scandal engulfing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Judicial sources said the investigation had been opened against unknown individuals who were alleged to have tried to bribe a Moroccan official to change the birth records of Karima El Mahroug, better known under her stage name Ruby.

Berlusconi has been charged with paying for sex with El Mahroug last year when she was under the legal age limit of 18, and with abusing the powers of his office by intervening with police in a bid to cover up his connection with her.

His trial is scheduled to begin on April 6.

Berlusconi has denied having sex with El Mahroug, who has admitted receiving 7,000 euros (6,000 pounds) from the premier. He has said he merely wanted to help someone in difficulty.

According to the left-wing daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, two Italian men approached a registry official in the Moroccan town of Fkih Ben Salah last month and offered her thousands of euros to change records showing El Mahroug was born on November 1, 1992.

Prostitution is not illegal in Italy, but it is an offence to pay for sex with someone under the age of 18.

As well as denying he had ever had sex with El Mahroug, Berlusconi has also denied ever paying for sex with anyone.

from:  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/14/uk-italy-berlusconi-idUKTRE72D5S520110314

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Karima El Mahroug was born on November 1st, 1992 according to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karima-el-Mahroug/179288852110618

Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the first three letters of the name.

Karima El Mahroug    November 1st, 1992

11 (November) + 11 (K is the 11th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 41

So from ages zero to twenty seven she has the number 41 going on.

41 = Significant difference in age between yourself and the person you’re involved with.

41 rules her ages zero to twenty-seven.  It is Silvio Berlusconi’s 41 personal year.  When the number 41 comes up, that’s when they get to live/experience what they are here to live/experience.  She is significantly younger than him, and he is significantly older than her (41).

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Geraldine Ferraro, pictured in 1998, was the first woman on the presidential ticket of either major party.

Saturday March 26, 2011 2:51 p.m. EDT

Geraldine Ferraro, a former congresswoman and vice presidential candidate, has died, according to a family statement. She was 75.

In 1984, Ferraro was the first female vice presidential candidate from a major U.S. political party when she ran with Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale.

A resident of New York City, Ferraro died in Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Her cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer she had battled for 12 years, according to a statement released by her family from Boston.

“Geraldine Anne Ferraro Zaccaro was widely known as a leader, a fighter for justice and a tireless advocate for those without a voice. To us, she was a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, a woman devoted to and deeply loved by her family,” the family statement said. “Her courage and generosity of spirit throughout her life waging battles big and small, public and personal, will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed.”

The family statement also described her as the “first Italian-American to run on a major party national ticket.”

The Mondale-Ferraro team lost by a landslide in 1984 to Republican incumbents President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush. In what became the second of Reagan’s two terms in the White House, the Reagan-Bush ticket won the popular vote 58.8% to 40% and then nearly swept the electoral votes, 525 to 13.

In 1988, Bush was elected 41st president of the United States.

On Saturday, he and his wife, Barbara, issued a statement expressing “heartfelt condolences and love to Gerry’s family.”

“Barbara and I were deeply saddened to learn of Gerry’s passing. Though we were one-time political opponents, I am happy to say Gerry and I became friends in time — a friendship marked by respect and affection,” Bush said in the statement. “I admired Gerry in many ways, not the least of which was the dignified and principled manner she blazed new trails for women in politics.”

In a 2005 interview with CNN, Ferraro remarked how she had come a long way from her upbringing as the daughter of working-class Italian immigrants.

“I went from being a kid who lost her father (at age 8) and who lived in the south Bronx to almost going in to live in the White House,” said Ferraro, who at the time was president of the global consulting firm G&L Strategies. “That just tells you what this country is all about.”

Ferraro said it wasn’t just her work as a woman, but also the opportunities available in the U.S. political system, that made her experience possible.

“All these phenomenal things. I want to focus on the fact that it is not me, personally, so much as it is the campaign and the candidacy, because I do think it made a difference for this country,” she said.

But during the 1984 presidential campaign, Ferraro faced harsh criticism and attacks — both political and personal — and remembers the different criteria she endured, a standard she feels all women entering the political arena are held to.

She was dogged by questions about her and her husband’s finances and the subsequent investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

“My biggest challenge in the ’84 campaign was doing the job so that I didn’t let down women,” she said. “In many instances because I was the first there were people looking at me and saying, ‘I just hope she’s able to handle it,’ because if I failed, they would fail. It’s a lot of pressure. It’s pressure that they don’t put on a man, obviously. I mean, look at Dan Quayle.

“If that had been a woman who had either made his mistakes in the campaign or during the four years of the vice presidency, it would have been a disaster,” she continued. “So the pressure is really quite acute, until we get enough women doing the job. It’s just a matter of getting the people in there making their voices heard.”

Ferraro was born August 26, 1935 — Women’s Equality Day — in Newburgh, New York, to restaurant owner Dominick and Antonetta (Corrieri) Ferraro. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Marymount Manhattan College in 1956. Then, while working as an elementary teacher by day, she put herself through law school at night, earning a law degree from Fordham University in 1960.

Since 1960, she had been married to real estate businessman John Zaccaro. During their 50-year marriage, they had three children, now adults.

She is survived by her husband, her children and their spouses, and eight grandchildren.

In 1974, after practicing law for 13 years while raising three kids, she became an assistant district attorney in Queens, New York, where she started the Special Victims Bureau, supervising prosecution of sex crimes, child abuse, domestic violence and crimes against the elderly.

She was first elected to public office in 1978 when she became the U.S. representative for the 9th Congressional District of New York. She was re-elected in 1980 and 1982.

During her three terms in the House, she championed the Equal Rights Amendment and sponsored the Women’s Economic Equity Act. Her liberal voting record frequently put her at odds with the Reagan administration.

After her bid for the vice presidency in 1984, she continued, unsuccessfully, to run for elected office — while working in network television.

Between 1996 and 1998, she was a co-host on CNN’s “Crossfire,” a political debate show. In 1992 and 1998, she ran for a U.S. Senate seat out of New York but lost in the Democratic primaries.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

In recent years, Ferraro traveled extensively to lecture on behalf of research funding for multiple myeloma, the second most common form of blood cancer after non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Ferraro was diagnosed with the disease in 1998 after the unsuccessful run for Senate.

In the 2005 interview, she expressed disappointment that no women had been named to a major party ticket for the presidential nomination since 1984, but she expressed hope that would change in the near future.

“I believe that in 2008, we are going to see a woman and perhaps women running for their party’s nomination,” she said in 2005. “I expect that we will see Hillary Clinton on (the Democratic) side and (Texas) Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison running for the Republican nomination in 2008, and both of them will have established their bona fides in the United States Senate.”

Indeed, then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton did run, and Ferraro served on her finance committee.

But in March 2008, Ferraro was at the center of political controversy when she resigned from her fund-raising position with Clinton’s campaign for comments Ferraro made about Clinton’s rival, then-Sen. Barack Obama, during the Democratic primaries.

Ferraro remarked that Obama’s campaign was successful because he was black.

She later told CNN that she was “absolutely not” sorry for her comments.

“I am who I am and I will continue to speak up,” she said.

Ferraro then criticized the Obama campaign for efforts she characterized as trying to block her First Amendment rights.

Ferraro is also the author of three books: “Ferraro: My Story,” “Changing History: Writings on Current Affairs,” and “Framing a Life: A Family Memoir.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/26/obit.geraldine.ferraro/?hpt=T1

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Geraldine Ferraro was born on August 26th, 1935 at 9:00 p.m. in Newburgh, New York according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Ferraro%2C_Geraldine

August 26th, 1935

August 26th

8 + 26 +2+0+1+0 = 37 = her personal year (from August 26th, 2010 to August 26th, 2011) = Heartfelt.  A real family person.

37 year + 2 (February) = 39 = her personal month (from February 26th, 2011 to March 26th, 2011) = Compliments.

39 month + 25 (25th of the month on Friday March 25th, 2011) = 64 = her personal day from 9:00 p.m. Friday March 25th, 2011 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday March 26th, 2011) = Conclusion.  Finality.  The end.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Geraldine Ferraro

759134955 6599196         93

her path of destiny / how she learned what she was here to learn = 93 = Making the best of a worse case scenario.

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22 March 2011 Last updated at 04:30 ET

Israel’s former President Moshe Katsav has been jailed for seven years for rape and other sex offences.

He was convicted at an earlier hearing of raping an employee in the 1990s when he was tourism minister, and of later sexual offences while he was president.

The rape victim, known as Woman A, told the court he had first attacked her at the tourism ministry office, and later at a hotel in Jerusalem.

Katsav resigned from the largely ceremonial post of president in 2007.

He had initially agreed with prosecutors to plead guilty to sexual misconduct, avoiding more serious charges.

But he later withdrew the agreement and denied the rape allegations.

‘Riddled with lies’

Sentencing 65-year-old Katsav – the first former Israeli head of state to be jailed – the judges told him no-one was above the law.

The Associated Press reported that Katsav broke down in tears when he heard the sentence, shouting at the judges: “You made a mistake. It is a lie. The girls know it is a lie.”

His lawyers told the BBC he would not go to jail immediately as the court had allowed him a 30-day grace period to lodge an appeal.

After his conviction in December last year, Israeli media dubbed the case a political earthquake, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as “a sad day for Israel and its residents”.

According to court documents, he committed the rape in April 1998, and sexually harassed two women in 2003 and 2005 during his presidency.

Judge George Karra told him: “We believe the plaintiff [Woman A] because her testimony is supported by elements of evidence and she told the truth.”

The judges said Katsav’s evidence had been “riddled with lies”.

Women’s groups in Israel welcomed the conviction, arguing that allegations of sexual harassment were too often ignored.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12815941

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Moshe Katsav was born on December 5th, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Katsav

December 5th, 1945

December 5th

12 + 5 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = his personal year (from December 5th, 2010 to December 4th, 2011) = Trial.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Sentencing.  Judges.  Adjudicate.  Guilt.  Punishment.

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24 February 2011 Last updated at 11:32 ET

Col Muammar Gaddafi: ”You should not listen to Bin Laden and his followers”

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests wracking his country.

In a phone call addressed to residents of the town of al-Zawiya, Col Gaddafi said young people were being duped with drugs and alcohol to take part in “destruction and sabotage”.

Col Gaddafi is battling to shore up control of Tripoli and western areas.

Protesters have been consolidating gains in cities in the east.

Opposition politicians and tribal leaders have held a key meeting in the eastern town of al-Bayda to show a united front against Col Gaddafi.

‘This is your country’

The telephone call addressed al-Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) west of the capital, where there has been renewed gunfire reported in the streets.

Col Gaddafi said the protesters had no genuine demands and were being dictated to by the al-Qaeda leader.

“Bin Laden… this is the enemy who is manipulating people. Do not be swayed by Bin Laden,” he said.

“It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda. Those armed youngsters, our children, are incited by people who are wanted by America and the Western world.

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“Those inciting are very few in numbers and we have to capture them.”

He said the young protesters were “trigger happy and they shoot especially when they are stoned with drugs”.

He said that Libya was not like Egypt and Tunisia, which have seen their leaders deposed, because the people of Libya had it in their own hands to change their lives through committees.


The fact that Col Gaddafi chose to speak on the telephone to Libyan TV has raised the most serious questions yet over his whereabouts. He gave no indication that he was in the country, whereas on Tuesday he was seen speaking from the ruins of the building in Tripoli bombed by the US in the 1980s.

This latest rant by the Libyan leader has provided the first confirmation of serious fighting to the west of the capital. That could be a clear indication that his powerbase is shrinking, as many observers have speculated. Today’s broadcast was a rallying call to the people of al-Zawiya. Col Gaddafi again played the al-Qaeda card to invoke fear of a possible Islamist insurgency led by supporters of Osama Bin Laden.

The telephone call to state TV ended suddenly as Col Gaddafi hung up. Some will say he remains defiant. Others will interpret the latest utterances as a further show of desperation and instability on the part of the Libyan leader.

“This is your country and it is up to you how to deal with it,” he said.

Calling the situation in al-Zawiya a “farce”, he urged families to rein in their sons, saying many of the protesters were underage and beyond the reach of the law.

But he also vowed that those carrying out violent protests should be put on trial.

This was Col Gaddafi’s second live TV appearance since the protests erupted on 15 February.

On Tuesday he said he would die a martyr in Libya and fight to the “last drop” of his blood. The latest broadcast was a lot shorter – about 20 minutes compared with 75 minutes on Tuesday.

Heavy gunfire has been reported in al-Zawiya and there are reports of a police station on fire.

One civilian leaving through the Tunisian border told Reuters: “It is chaotic there. There are people with guns and swords.”

An eyewitness told Associated Press that soldiers had opened fire on protesters holed up in the city’s Souq Mosque, while a doctor at a field clinic told AP he had seen 10 bodies and 150 wounded people.

Information from Libya remains difficult to verify and many reports cannot be independently confirmed.

Zuara, 120km west of Tripoli, was said to be in the hands of anti-government militias and defence committees of civilians, with no sign of police.

British oil worker Bryan Richards describes scenes of ‘mass hysteria’ at Tripoli Airport (The amateur video accompanying this interview is purportedly recent footage of the scene in Libya)

Fighting is reported between pro- and anti-government forces in Misrata, Libya’s third-biggest city, 200km east of Tripoli.

Pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have also launched attacks in Sabratha and Sabha.

But Tripoli, under government control, and cities in the east, held by the protesters, are generally said to be calm.

In Benghazi, protesters were building defences against a possible counterattack by pro-Gaddafi forces.

Oil prices climb

Opposition tribal leaders and politicians met in al-Bayda in the east to demonstrate a united front against Col Gaddafi in one of the first signs of organisation for a bigger fight against the government.

Help for UK nationals

  • The Foreign Office is advising against all but essential travel to Libya
  • UK nationals in Libya wishing to get on the charter flight are advised to call the following numbers:
  • 020 7008 0000 from the UK or 021 3403644/45 from within Libya

Pictures broadcast by al-Jazeera showed delegates giving speeches in a conference hall, amid loud chants against Col Gaddafi.

Former justice minister, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, who recently resigned in protest at the violence against anti-government demonstrators, said there would be no talks with the Libyan leader and called for him to step down immediately.

The total number of deaths has been impossible to determine. Human Rights Watch says it has confirmed nearly 300 deaths, but the International Federation for Human Rights says at least 700 people have been killed, while Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said estimates of 1,000 dead were “credible”.

Masses of foreigners are still struggling to leave Libya with the situation at Tripoli airport described as mayhem.

Briton Helena Sheehan, arriving back in London, said: “The airport is like nothing I’ve ever seen in my whole life. It’s absolute chaos. There’s just thousands and thousands of people trying to get out.”

Oil prices have hit their highest levels in two-and-a-half years.

Brent crude hit $119.79 (£74.08) a barrel in early Thursday trade, before falling back to $115.04. Oil firms – including Total, Repsol, OMV and Wintershall – have been suspending all or part of their production in Libya this week.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12570279

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Muammar Gaddafi was born on June 7th, 1942

June 7th, 1942

June 7th

6 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from June 7th, 2010 to June 6th, 2011) = Shocks.  Suprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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US destroyer USS Barry launches Tomahawk missiles on Libya (19 March 2011)

19 March 2011 Last updated at 21:14 ET

The UK, US and France have attacked Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in the first action to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone.

Pentagon officials say the US and the UK have fired more than 110 missiles, while French planes struck pro-Gaddafi forces attacking rebel-held Benghazi.

Col Gaddafi has vowed retaliation and said he will open arms depots to the people to defend Libya.

Missiles struck air defence sites in the capital, Tripoli, and Misrata.

A French plane fired the first shots against Libyan government targets at 1645 GMT, destroying a number of military vehicles, according to a military spokesman.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that British planes are in action over Libya.

Analysis

image of Paul Adams Paul Adams BBC News, Washington

Despite the fact that it was French war planes which launched the first attacks, it’s clear that this early phase of the operations is an overwhelmingly American affair – all but a very small number of cruise missiles have been fired from American ships and submarines.

Only they have the capability to inflict the sort of damage to Libya’s air defences that’s needed before a no-fly zone can be safely patrolled, a point alluded to by President Obama even as he repeated the limits of American involvement.

President Obama has launched these attacks with great reluctance and seems anxious that this not be interpreted as yet another American-led foray into the Arab world.

But for all his desire to be seen to take a back seat, he and everyone else knows that this sort of thing doesn’t happen unless Washington is deeply involved.

US President Barack Obama, speaking during a visit to Brazil, said the US was taking “limited military action” as part of a “broad coalition”.

“We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy,” he said.

He repeated that no US ground troops would take part.

After the missile bombardment and the air strikes, Col Gaddafi made a brief speech calling on people to resist.

“Civilian and military targets in the air and sea will be liable to serious danger in the Mediterranean,” he said.

“Arms depots are now open and the masses are being equipped with all sorts of weapons in defence of Libya’s independence, unity and honour,” the Libyan leader warned.

Later, state TV said 48 people were killed and 150 wounded in the attacks. There was no independent confirmation of the statement.

‘Necessary’

Britain’s Ministry of Defence said a British submarine and a number of Tornado jets fired missiles at Libyan military targets.

Mr Cameron said that launching military action against Libya was “necessary, legal and right”.

Libyan state TV reported that what it called the “crusader enemy” had bombed civilian areas of Tripoli, as well as fuel storage tanks supplying the western city of Misrata.

Sources in Tripoli told BBC Arabic that the attacks on the city had so far targeted the eastern areas of Sawani, Airport Road, and Ghasheer. These are all areas believed to host military bases.

After midnight on Sunday, heavy bursts of anti-aircraft fire arced into the sky above Tripoli and several explosions were heard.

The strikes on Misrata targeted a military airbase, the Reuters news agency reported, quoting two residents who denied the state TV reports that fuel stores were hit.

Allied forces

  • UK: Providing Typhoon and Tornado jet fighters; surveillance planes; HMS Westminster and HMS Cumberland; submarines
  • France: Carried out mission with at least 12 warplanes including Mirage fighters and Rafale jets; deploying aircraft carrier, warships
  • US: Firing guided missiles from USS Barry and USS Stout; providing amphibious warships, and command-and-control ship USS Mount Whitney
  • Italy: Nato base at Naples understood to be central hub; other Mediterranean bases made available
  • Canada: Providing six F-18 fighter jets and 140 personnel

The cruise missiles were fired from one British submarine and a number of American destroyers and subs, said a Pentagon official.

The missiles hit more than 20 air defence sites along the Mediterranean coast, said Navy Vice Adm William E Gortney.

The action came hours after Western and Arab leaders met in Paris to agree how to enforce the UN resolution, which allows “all necessary measures” to protect civilians from forces loyal to Col Gaddafi.

Benghazi battle

Earlier on Saturday, pro-Gaddafi forces attacked Benghazi despite declaring a ceasefire a day earlier.

Reports from the city said that government tanks and artillery had bombarded the city and there was fighting around the university.

Rebels in the city said thousands of people were fleeing the attack, heading east, and the UN refugee agency said it was preparing to receive 200,000 refugees from Libya.

Journalists later said the bombardment ended in the later afternoon and that rebel forces were in control of Benghazi.

The Libyan government blamed the rebels for breaking the ceasefire and said its forces had fought back in self defence.

French planes are reported to have hit government tanks and armoured vehicles around Benghazi.

French planes also flew reconnaissance missions over “all Libyan territory”, military sources in Paris said earlier.

In addition, Canada is sending warplanes to the region, while Italy has offered the use of its military bases. A naval blockade against Libya is also being put in place.

The international community was intervening to stop the “murderous madness” of Col Gaddafi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.

“In Libya, the civilian population, which is demanding nothing more than the right to choose their own destiny, is in mortal danger,” he warned. “It is our duty to respond to their anguished appeal.”

Shortly after the airstrikes began, Libyan state TV said a French plane had been shot down near Tripoli. However, French military officials said all their planes had returned safely.

Col Gaddafi has ruled Libya for more than 40 years. An uprising against him began last month after long-time leaders of neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt were toppled.

Libya airstrikes map

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12796972

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Libya was born on December 24, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya#Independence_and_the_Kingdom_of_Libya_1951.E2.80.931969

December 24th, 1951

December 24th

12 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 39 = Libya’s personal year (from December 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2011) = The story is only half told when one side tells it. 

39 year + 2 (February) = 41 = Libya’s personal month (from February 24th, 2011 to March 23rd, 2011) = Viability.  Opening up.

41 month + 19 (19th of the month on Saturday March 19th, 2011) = 60 = Libya’s personal day = Outsiders.  Foreigners.  Foreign involvement.

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15 March 2011 Last updated at 10:59 ET

The king of Bahrain has declared a three-month state of emergency, state TV reports, following weeks of pro-democracy protests in the kingdom.

It comes a day after troops from neighbouring Gulf states were sent to Bahrain to help deal with the unrest.

Protesters have blocked all roads leading to the capital’s financial centre, the scene of clashes on Sunday that left more than 200 people wounded.

Seven people have been killed since the start of the protests a month ago.

The nation’s armed forces chief has been authorised to take all measures to “protect the safety of the country and its citizens”, the emergency law announcement said.

About 1,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and a further 500 from the United Arab Emirates deployed in Manama, the capital, on Monday at the invitation of the government.

It is believed they intend to guard key facilities such as oil and gas installations and financial institutions.

The US state department has urged its citizens to avoid travelling to the country due to the ongoing unrest.

Barricades

Cars pass garbage containers thrown onto the road in Manama 15 March Protesters have tried to barricade roads to prevent riot police from entering

The protesters are demanding widespread political reforms in the kingdom. The country’s Shia opposition alliance wants a constitutional monarchy and other democratic reforms, but other groups want to bring down the Sunni dynasty.

Bahrain’s Shia Muslim majority has long complained of discrimination and dominance by the Sunni minority, including the ruling royal family.

Iran – the main Shia power in the Gulf – has denounced the use of troops from neighbouring Gulf states in Bahrain as “unacceptable”.

“The presence of foreign forces and interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs is unacceptable and will further complicate the issue,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast.

In turn, Bahrain has recalled its ambassador to Iran in protest at Tehran’s “blatant interference” in its internal affairs, the state news agency reported.

Some in the Gulf region fear Iran, as a Shia-majority country, will try to inspire or organise the anti-government protesters; but many analysts believe the Shia minority in Bahrain is simply campaigning for better civil and political rights – and has no desire to be controlled or dominated by Iran, says the BBC’s Tehran correspondent James Reynolds, who is based in London.

March

In the financial district of Manama, demonstrators have built barricades from upturned rubbish bins, says the BBC’s Caroline Hawley in the capital, and many are wearing masks to protect themselves from tear gas.

A Bahraini man has been killed in clashes between protesters and police in the town of Sitra.

The Shia-led opposition has said the arrival of Gulf states troops – the first time that any Arab government has called for outside military help during the current wave of protests sweeping the region – is tantamount to a declaration of war.

The troops are part of a deployment by the Gulf Co-operation Council, a six-nation regional grouping which includes Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Thousands of Bahraini protesters marched towards the Saudi embassy on Tuesday, waving banners and chanting slogans against the king, the AFP news agency reported.

They also called for unity between Sunnis and Shias in the Shia-majority country, which has been ruled by a Sunni dynasty for more than 200 years.

The G8 powers hope to see a democratic transition in the kingdom, said French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, who has been hosting a meeting of G8 foreign ministers in Paris.

Earlier, the European Union urged “utmost restraint” in Bahrain and called on security forces to respect the “right to assemble peacefully”.

A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called for “serious and constructive dialogue” to help resolve the crisis.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12745608

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Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (King of Bahrain) was born on January 28th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamad_ibn_Isa_Al_Khalifa

January 28th, 1950

1 + 28 +1+9+5+0 = 44 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Staying current.  Having his finger on the pulse of what is happening.

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January 28th, 1950

January 28th

1 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = his personal year (from January 28th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012) = Taking a stand.  Holding firm.  Not backing down.

33 year + 2 (February) = 35 = his personal month (from February 28th, 2011 to March 27th, 2011) = Hanging in there.

33 month + 15 (15th of the month on Tuesday March 15th, 2011) = 48 = his personal day = Convoy.  Travel.

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Mar 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM CST

State Representative Nick Milroy got into a confrontation with police Thursday night.

The video shows Superior Native, and South Range Representative, Milroy, attempting to get into the Capitol.

The police officer who was guarding the door then tackles the representative.

No one is allowed inside the Capitol until Monday morning, due to a judge’s ruling.

Milroy says he wanted to get some of his clothes from inside the building.

story from and video at:  http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Wisconsin-Rep-Nick-Milroy-Tackled-By-Capitol-Police–117400318.html

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WKOW in Madison, Wisc., posted some stunning video Thursday night, apparently showing state Representative Nick Milroy (D) being tackled by Capitol police as he tried to enter the building.

According to KWOW, “Milroy was trying to get clothes from his office but police would not let him into the building.”

Capitol Police Public Information Officer Tim Donovan told TPM this morning he had not yet heard about the incident.

Late Update: Mary Lou Keleher, a staffer for Milroy, told TPM that the representative was not arrested last night.

“He was just restrained,” Keleher said.

According to Keleher, Milroy will be issuing a statement about the incident shortly.

story from and video at:  http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/video_apparently_shows_wisconsin_rep_getting_tackl.php

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Nick Milroy was born on April 15th, 1974 according to http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=109061

April 15th, 1974

4 + 15 +1+9+7+4 = 40 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Community.  Neighborhood.  Volunteer work.  Community service.  Helping out his fellow human being.  Being of service.  How can I help?  Helpfulness.  Help me.

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April 15th, 1974

April 15th

4 + 15 +2+0+1+0 = 22 = his personal year (from April 15th, 2010 to April 14th, 2011) = Folly.  Foolishness.  Circus.  Gaffe.  Blunder.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Nick Milroy

5     4

 

his primary challenge = NM = 54 = Videotape.  Footage.

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March 4th, 2011

History is full of ironies. Veteran Congress politician Arjun Singh, the quintessential loyalist, died a few hours after he was dropped from the Congress working committee. The scion of Churhat, a small feudal estate in MP, had joined the Congress party in 1960 after a brief tryst with socialist politics. Since then he was considered a staunch loyalist of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Even when he left the party to join the breakaway Tiwari Congress, he had kept his links with the Gandhi family alive.

“Consistency may be the virtue of a donkey,” he once said, “but no one can accuse that I have ever been inconsistence.” His faith in old-fashioned socialist politics and secular value was unwavering. As the chief minister of MP he changed the fate of lakhs of slum dwellers in mid-80s by giving them ownership rights of the land they had encroached upon. He was a champion of the cause of the minorities and backward castes (no coincidence that these groups also became his vote banks) his upper caste, feudal background notwithstanding. He kept proclaiming his loyalty towards the Nehru-Gandhi family, despite his bitterness at being ignored during the last few years.

Arjun Singh became the chief minister of MP for the first time in 1980, despite being in a minority in the legislature party, due to his proximity to Sanjay Gandhi. At that time he was considered a second-rank leader in the State politics that was dominated by the Shukla brothers (Shyama Charan and Vidya Charan) and P.C.Sethi. But very soon he consolidated his position by what came to be known as his politics of “culture, courtesy and conspiracy”. He was an astute practitioner of how to win friends and influence people. That was the period when he could not say ‘No’. It was once written about him that had he been a girl he would have been getting in family way every now and then. (He rang up the writer at midnight to thank him for the “left handed compliment”.)

All that changed subsequently and gradually, once he became politically comfortable. Singh had three innings as Chief Minister of MP. He was the Governor of Punjab at the height of Sikh insurgency and the architect of Rajiv-Longowal accord. He handled several portfolios in the union cabinet spread over two decades. The bureaucrats who worked with him remember him as an able administrator. He ruled with an iron hand. Even senior officers would go pale in face, start shaking and perspire if Singh would simply take off his glasses and simply stare at them. As an admirer said, “His orders would be implemented even if he would issue it on the back of a cigarette packet.” His detractors say that he decisions were always political, leading to weakening of institutions.

The tragedy of Arjun Singh, the ambitious politician, was that he always remained No. two. It is no secret that while working with both P.V.Narsimha Rao and Manmohan Singh, the Thakur from Churhat felt that his rightful place had been usurped by lesser mortals. His finest hour was as Congress Working President in Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure. He was the most powerful man in Congress after Rajiv. But it was also a phase when he rubbed too many other powerful men and women on the wrong side and made them his lifelong enemies.

The politician in Singh used to ravel in palace intrigues and controversies. His last brush with controversy was his dark hint that his planned biography will “reveal all” about UCC chief Warren Anderson’s mysterious arrest and equally mysterious release after the Bhopal gas leak —- a biography that apparently he has been unable to finish.

from:  http://www.hindustantimes.com/Arjun-Singh-always-in-the-race-but-never-the-king/Article1-669538.aspx

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Arjun Singh was born on November 5th, 1930 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjun_Singh

November 5th, 1930

November 5th

11 + 5 +2+0+1+0 = 19 = his personal year (from November 5th, 2010 to November 4th, 2011) = Proud of his hard earned success.  Lifetime achievements.

19 year + 2 (February) = 21 = his personal year (from February 5th, 2011 to March 4th, 2011) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

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27 February 2011 Last updated at 13:52 ET

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced on state TV that he is resigning – a key demand of demonstrators.

He was speaking at a news conference in Tunis, after making a lengthy speech defending his record in government.

Mr Ghannouchi is seen as being too close to former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was toppled in an uprising last month.

Mr Ghannouchi, 69, had served under Mr Ben Ali since 1989.

“After having taken more than one week of thinking, I became convinced, and my family shared my conviction, and decided to resign. It is not fleeing my responsibilities; I have been shouldering my responsibilities since 14 January [when Mr Ben Ali fled],” he said.

“I am not ready to be the person who takes decisions that would end up causing casualties,” he added.

“This resignation will serve Tunisia, and the revolution and the future of Tunisia,” he added.

It is exactly what the protesters had been demanding. Mohammed Ghannouchi, had served under the country’s old dictatorship, and as far as they were concerned, until he went, their revolution was unfinished.

The question now is whether this resignation will be enough to quell the violence. As the news has spread, people have been taking to the streets, chanting and singing of victory.

Within hours a replacement was named for Mr Ghannouchi – Beji Caid-Essebsi, 84, who served as foreign minister in the government of the late President Habib Bourguiba.

Earlier in the day, police in Tunis fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse the latest demonstration calling for a new government and a new constitution on a third day of violence.

Huge protests

On Friday and Saturday, anti-government protesters held huge rallies calling for Mr Ghannouchi’s resignation.

At least three people were killed in clashes between hundreds of demonstrators and security forces in Tunis on Saturday.

Tunisia’s government had insisted it was introducing reforms as fast as it could, and that it was planning to hold elections by July.

“Police are giving protesters merciless beatings”

But those promises did not seem to satisfy the protesters, correspondents say.

The fall of Mr Ben Ali after 23 years in power sparked similar uprisings in the Arab world, including one that led to the downfall of long-time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February and another under way in Libya.

The trigger for the protests in Tunisia was a desperate act by a young unemployed man on 17 December 2010.

Mohammed Bouazizi set fire to himself when officials in his town prevented him from selling vegetables on the streets of Sidi Bouzid without permission.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12591445

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Mohammed Ghannouchi was born on August 18th, 1941 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Ghannouchi

August 18th, 1941

August 18th

8 + 18 +2+0+1+0 = 29 = his personal year (from August 18th, 2010 to August 17th, 2011) = Consult experts.

29 year + 2 (February) = 31 = his personal month = Controversy.  Riots.

31 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday February 27th, 2011) = 58 = his personal day = Retirement.

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February 25th, 2011

As conservatives battle with public-employee unions in Wisconsin and other states, the conflict has drawn increasing public attention to a pair of low-profile billionaires, David and Charles Koch, who give millions of dollars to groups working to drive civil service unions out of government and ultimately out of politics.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill would make civil servants pay more for pensions and benefits, and it would cripple their unions as a force in collective bargaining and politics. The measure has prompted protests at the state Capitol and led teachers to walk off the job.

Walker says the plan is necessary and that the unions should get in line.

“Teachers here in the city of Madison walked off the job, which is really ultimately, if they’re striking, an illegal action,” he said.

Other GOP governors have joined the fight.

“The most powerful special interests in America today are the government unions,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said this week on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR member station WAMU.

The governors have allies in this fight: conservative groups that organize the grass roots, develop the arguments and even draft the legislation.

The Koch brothers give millions to such groups, including Americans for Prosperity, which has a Stand With Walker website and TV ad.

“The eyes of the entire nation are on you today,” Tim Phillips, the group’s president, told the crowd at a recent pro-Walker rally.

The Koch brothers provided the seed money for Americans for Prosperity a decade ago — and more than $1 million overall.

The Koch Industries Inc. headquarters in Wichita, Kan. 

The Koch Industries Inc. headquarters in Wichita, Kan.

“Five years ago, my brother Charles and I provided the funds to start the Americans for Prosperity,” David Koch said at an AFP rally in 2009. “And it’s beyond my wildest dreams how AFP has grown into this enormous organization.”

At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last month, AFP staffer Scott Hagerstrom advised grass-roots organizers on spreading the message about public-sector unions. He said the effort needs to get past the usual legislative fights, with their split-the-difference outcomes.

“We fight these battles on taxes and regulations, but really what we would like to see is to take the unions out at the knees, so they don’t have the resources to fight these battles,” he said.

The public unions are among the biggest, most reliable donors to Democrats. Not even a couple of free-spending billionaires could match the unions’ political contributions. But public records show the Kochs giving more than $17 million between 1997 and 2008 to groups involved in the campaign against unions, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which promotes legislation targeting private-sector unions.

The Kochs also fund smaller think tanks around the Midwest, as well as the American Legislative Exchange Council, which drafts model legislation on major issues.

This year’s list of model legislation has two proposals that would put the squeeze on unions’ political spending. Walker included both of them in his budget.

At the Illinois Policy Institute, which hasn’t received Koch money, President John Tillman says the brothers just do for “workers rights” what unions do on the other side.

“I always find it fascinating with the press’s obsession with the Koch brothers,” he says.

The public unions would be under assault no matter what, he says, because the economic downturn has sent state and local budgets into the red. And, he says, there’s the political money — a large amount — going from labor to the Democratic Party.

“That’s why you see Democrats working to protect the union prerogatives and you see Republicans, on the other hand, looking for these reforms,” he says.

So even in a time of budget crises, it still comes down to big-money politics.

from:  http://www.npr.org/2011/02/25/134040226/in-wis-union-battle-focus-on-billionaire-brothers

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Charles G. Koch was born on November 1st, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Koch

November 1st, 1935

11 + 1 +1+9+3+5 = 30 his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Living a life of luxury.

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November 1st, 1935

November 1st

11 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from November 1st, 2010 to November 1st, 2011) = Advertising.  Commercials.

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February 25th, 2011

As conservatives battle with public-employee unions in Wisconsin and other states, the conflict has drawn increasing public attention to a pair of low-profile billionaires, David and Charles Koch, who give millions of dollars to groups working to drive civil service unions out of government and ultimately out of politics.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill would make civil servants pay more for pensions and benefits, and it would cripple their unions as a force in collective bargaining and politics. The measure has prompted protests at the state Capitol and led teachers to walk off the job.

Walker says the plan is necessary and that the unions should get in line.

“Teachers here in the city of Madison walked off the job, which is really ultimately, if they’re striking, an illegal action,” he said.

Other GOP governors have joined the fight.

“The most powerful special interests in America today are the government unions,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said this week on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR member station WAMU.

The governors have allies in this fight: conservative groups that organize the grass roots, develop the arguments and even draft the legislation.

The Koch brothers give millions to such groups, including Americans for Prosperity, which has a Stand With Walker website and TV ad.

“The eyes of the entire nation are on you today,” Tim Phillips, the group’s president, told the crowd at a recent pro-Walker rally.

The Koch brothers provided the seed money for Americans for Prosperity a decade ago — and more than $1 million overall.

The Koch Industries Inc. headquarters in Wichita, Kan.

The Koch Industries Inc. headquarters in Wichita, Kan.

“Five years ago, my brother Charles and I provided the funds to start the Americans for Prosperity,” David Koch said at an AFP rally in 2009. “And it’s beyond my wildest dreams how AFP has grown into this enormous organization.”

At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last month, AFP staffer Scott Hagerstrom advised grass-roots organizers on spreading the message about public-sector unions. He said the effort needs to get past the usual legislative fights, with their split-the-difference outcomes.

“We fight these battles on taxes and regulations, but really what we would like to see is to take the unions out at the knees, so they don’t have the resources to fight these battles,” he said.

The public unions are among the biggest, most reliable donors to Democrats. Not even a couple of free-spending billionaires could match the unions’ political contributions. But public records show the Kochs giving more than $17 million between 1997 and 2008 to groups involved in the campaign against unions, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which promotes legislation targeting private-sector unions.

The Kochs also fund smaller think tanks around the Midwest, as well as the American Legislative Exchange Council, which drafts model legislation on major issues.

This year’s list of model legislation has two proposals that would put the squeeze on unions’ political spending. Walker included both of them in his budget.

At the Illinois Policy Institute, which hasn’t received Koch money, President John Tillman says the brothers just do for “workers rights” what unions do on the other side.

“I always find it fascinating with the press’s obsession with the Koch brothers,” he says.

The public unions would be under assault no matter what, he says, because the economic downturn has sent state and local budgets into the red. And, he says, there’s the political money — a large amount — going from labor to the Democratic Party.

“That’s why you see Democrats working to protect the union prerogatives and you see Republicans, on the other hand, looking for these reforms,” he says.

So even in a time of budget crises, it still comes down to big-money politics.

from:  http://www.npr.org/2011/02/25/134040226/in-wis-union-battle-focus-on-billionaire-brothers

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David Hamilton Koch was born on May 3rd, 1940 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Koch

May 3rd, 1940

5 + 3 = 8 = his core number = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Commands.  Executive.  Management.  Administrative.  Supervisor.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.

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Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.  Ages 63 to 72 are ruled by the 8th letter of the birth name.

David Hamilton Koch

M is the 13th letter of the alphabet.  So his ages 63 to 72 are ruled by the number 13.

13 = Things change.  Major changes.

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May 3rd, 1940

May 3rd

5 + 3 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from May 3rd, 2010 to May 2nd, 2011) = Consequences.

11 year + 2 (February) = 13 = his personal month (from February 3rd, 2011 to March 2nd, 2011) = Things change.  Major changes.

When his number (13 (which rules his ages 63 to 72)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!

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February 22, 2011 2:40 PM ET

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello spent Monday at the Wisconsin protests, performing acoustic songs at a rally and delivering a fiery speech to the thousands inside of the capital rotunda who are protesting Governor Walker’s attempt to end the right of state employees to collectively bargain. “What’s happened so far might be the most inspiring 24 hours of my life as an activist,” Morello tells Rolling Stone.  “I’ve never seen this kind of outpouring of unapologetic, steel-backboned support for union causes in the United States. The Madison police were delivering bratwurst to the protesters inside the capitol, and the kids were thanking them. It was unbelievable.”

At a freezing cold rally outside of the capital, Morello was joined by Rise Against frontman Tim Mcilrath, Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and Boston folk group Street Dogs. The show mixed classics like Neil Young’s “Ohio,” Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up”  and Morello’s driving acoustic version of Rage Against the Machine’s “Guerilla Radio.” “No matter what Gov. Walker, the Mubarak of the Midwest, says, this land is your land,” Morello said before singing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.” “Never give up and never give in!”

If Governor Walker’s bill passes, it would effectively destroy Wisconsin’s civil servant unions; many fear that other Republican-controlled states would attempt to follow suit. “I come from a coal-mining town in central Illinois where everybody was union,” says Morello. “For almost 30 years, my mom was a public high school teacher in Libertyville, Illinois. I grew up with a firm belief that the leverage we have as working people is through the union. It’s the only counterweight to the raw greed of corporate power. For the past 22 years, I’ve been a union man in L.A. as a member of the Professional Musicians Local 47.”

After the rally, Morello entered the packed Capitol rotunda, which had been occupied for the past week, grabbed a bullhorn, and made one of the most rousing speeches of the day. “This is what they do in times of economic crisis,” Morello said. “They think people aren’t paying attention, that they can just sneak through this legislation that would rob us of decades, centuries of social progress. We didn’t pick this fight. [Governor Walker] tapped us on the shoulder and said ‘let’s fight.’ And now we’re gonna knock his legislative teeth out.”

from:  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/tom-morello-rages-against-anti-union-bill-at-wisconsin-rally-20110222

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Madison was “born” on November 28th, 1836 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_Wisconsin#History

November 28th, 1836

11 + 28 +1+8+3+6 = 57 = Madison’s life lesson = what Madison is here to learn = Solace.  I feel your pain.  Bleeding heart liberals.

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November 28th, 1836

November 28th

11 + 28 +2+0+1+0 = 42 = Madison’ s personal year (from November 28th, 2010 to November 27th, 2011) = Relationships.  Reciprocity.  Misunderstandings.

42 year + 1 (January) = 43 = Madison’s personal month (from January 28th, 2011 to February 27th, 2011) = Crowds.  Groups.  Bands.  Gatherings.  Events.  Liking.

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November 28th, 1836

11 + 28 = 39 = Madison’s “secret” number = Idyllic.  Paradise.  Utopia.  Nice.  Charming.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  1 9 6         16

Madison               30

4  4 1  5      14

Madison’s soul number = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

Madison’s outer personality = 14 = Diversity.  Tolerance.

Madison’s path of destiny = 30 = Home sweet home.

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Scott Walker Prank Call

02/23/11 05:09 PM

During a 20 minute press conference in the governor’s office, Gov. Scott Walker (R) addressed the prank call he received Tuesday from a man impersonating billionaire oil tycoon David Koch.

“I take phone calls all the time,” Walker said in response to a reporter’s question about whether Democrats could trust him to negotiate with them in good faith. “The bottom line is, the things I said are things I said publicly all along.”

During the prank call, Walker discussed the possibility of tricking Senate Democrats into returning to the capitol for talks during a recess, then sneakily passing his budget measure, which they’d skipped town to block because it would gut union workers’ collective bargaining rights. “If you heard that I was going to talk to them, that would be the only reason why.”

David Koch and his brother Charles are big backers of Walker and his anti-union efforts.

On Wednesday, Walker said he wasn’t plotting to trick Democrats. “In terms of other ways to come on in, it’s not a trick. We said it point blank: Come on in and talk about it. I’m willing to talk about it but I ultimately believe it needs to lead to a vote. I don’t think that’s a trick, I think that’s something I said time and time again in front of all you here,” Walker said. “I’m not going to allow one prank phone call to be a distraction from the fact that we have a job to do.”

After Walker finished talking, State Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) attempted to take the podium, but the doors to the governor’s press room had swung open and banging drums from the capitol rotunda drowned him out. Hulsey continued to speak to a small group of reporters, however.

Hulsey said the prank showed “absolute crassness” and “disrespect for the working families of Wisconsin” on Walker’s part. “He’s in the pocket of big oil tycoons,” Hulsey said.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/23/scott-walker-prank-call_n_827370.html

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Scott Walker was born on November 2nd, 1967 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)

November 2nd, 1967

11 + 2 +1+9+6+7 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Weighty responsibilities.  Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.  Avoiding biting off more than you can chew.  Heavy lies the head that wears the crown.  Abuse of power.

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November 2nd, 1967

November 2nd

11 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from November 2nd, 2010 to November 1st, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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02/12/11 12:00 AM

Yesha Callahan, the woman on the other end of the Craiglist correspondence with former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), has gone on the record with her story, broken earlier this week by Gawker.

“I didn’t do this for the attention or, you know, notoriety or money or whatever,” a Callahan told the Washington Post of her decision to come forward. “Now I just want to go about my daily business.”

On Wednesday, Callahan provided to Gawker a picture of a shirtless Lee, which the congressman, who had claimed to be a 39-year-old, “6ft 190lbs blond/blue,” “divorced” “lobbyist,” had sent her in response to a Craigslist posting.

“I assumed that other people have probably come across him as well, and he had lied to them,” she said, according to the Post. “I felt annoyance at just the audacity of people thinking that they’re not going to get found out when they are lying.”

Lee resigned a few hours after the scandal broke, claiming that he had “made profound mistakes” and didn’t want to distract from the important business of his district.

Callahan told Loop 21 in an anonymous interview earlier this week that “People cheat everyday, but only dumb people get caught.” Explaining her decision to turn to Craigslist, she lamented that “Dating in D.C. sucks.”

But now Callahan, who the Post describes as “a faculty specialist for the University of Maryland and single mother of a preteen son,” seems to want to clarify that Craiglist is not her only source of potential suitors.

“I have no problems finding dates elsewhere,” she told the Post. “At that moment, I was online looking and it was just something to do.”

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/yesha-callahan-chris-lee-craigslist_n_821858.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Yesha Callahan

75181 31331815         47

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 47 =  Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

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