WORLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2008
December 16, 2007)
Predictions designated for a certain
time of year may actually occur at any time during that year, or
during another year. Also, predictions from a previous year may unfold
during the present. Time is a mortal invention designed for our
convenience, whereas all truly dwell in the Eternal Now.
The election is
a political circus! Hillary
Clinton shall be the first woman president
and Barack Obama the first black vice
president to ultimately be elected as the first black president
(out of order in more than one sense!). 11/5/ I only had this partly right, obviously. At least I
was sort of right! 1/20
Yahoo News: Analysis: Momentum shifts to Clinton. 2/6 NY Times: Clinton
and Obama Trade Victories; McCain Pulls Ahead of GOP Rivals in the voting of
Super Tuesday. 3/5 CNN: Clinton has big night, McCain clinches. Drudge:
Clinton Hints at Sharing Ticket with Obama. 3/6 NY Times: Clinton Success
Alters Delegate's Race Dynamic.
6/7 All News Media: Hillary Clinton Suspends Campaign, Endorses Obama.
6/7/2008 I seem to have been mistaken on this. No more political predictions
for me! 6/17 Reuters:
Obama holding on to small lead over McCain in polls. Gore endorses Obama! 8/23
CNN: Obama introduces Biden as running mate. 8/29 NY Times: Obama Accepts
Democratic Presidential Nomination. 8/29 NY Times Headline: Obama Takes Aim at
Bush and McCain With a Forceful Call to Change America.
(Seems he might be the first
black president sooner than I previously foresaw!)
9/3 CNN: Poll finds Obama edge in two of three key states, dead even in Ohio. 10/10 CNN: Palin abused power in
firing, Alaska panel finds. (What was
McCain thinking?) Drudge:
4000 'dead people' found on voter rolls in Houston. 10/11 CNN: Palin denies
state report that she abused power.
the beat goes on! Drudge: Obama fundraiser, convicted of
fraud, spills beans. 10/17 Drudge: Surprise:
Washington Post endorses Obama for president. 11/5 Yahoo: OBAMA VICTORY
SPARKS CHEERS AROUND THE GLOBE. NY Times Headlines: Obama Elected President as
Racial Barrier Falls. Washington Post: Obama Makes History. As we
truly enter the AGE OF AQUARIUS we have a Leo president with Aquarius rising,
the 44th President of the United States will truly be a President for the Aquarius
Age! 11/9 CNN: Blair: Obama can help forge Israeli-Palestinian peace.
(I'm so pleased that HILLARY CLINTON will be SECRETARY OF STATE.
That was my hope for her! She's going to be GREAT in the role! )
welcomes a new year as the stock market continues to make modest but steady
gains early this year.
The year 2008
shall become known as the year that the earthquakes began—damaging earthquakes
of medium to high magnitude shall occur in large numbers
on nearly every continent of our beautiful planet from this time through 2012
Reuters: The earthquakes seem to be starting early in Alaska with a
7.3 in the
Aleutian Islands today! Or was the commencement actually the Caribbean quake
of 7.3 in late November off the Island of Martinique? Here we go again! 12/20
CNN: Quake topples buildings in New Zealand. 2008 —
1/9 Drudge Report: 6.1 earthquake hits CANADA...QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLAND region.
1/30 Yahoo: Earthquake rattles east TIMOR, prompting authorities to briefly
issue a tsunami alert, but no waves hit. 2/3 Yahoo: Two earthquakes struck two
hours apart in RWANDA and neighboring CONGO, killing at least 26. CNN: Quake
triggers church collapse in RWANDA. Update: dozens dead, hundreds injured. 2/9
CNN: 5.4 quake hits near US/MEXICO BORDER: BAJA, shutting down factories and
leaving 400,000 without power, followed by at least 15 aftershocks. 2/12 CNN:
Strong earthquake shakes NORTHERN MEXICO: 6.4, gently swayed buildings in
MEXICO CITY. 2/14 CNN: Strong quake rattles southern GREECE. 2/15 Drudge:
Quake shakes MIDDLE EAST: Lebanon, Israel, and Gaza. 2/20 CNN: Major
quake rattles western INDONESIA. 2/21 CNN: Storefronts collapse in strong
NEVADA quake, 6.0. 2/22 CNN: Rural Nevadans begin cleanup after rare
quake. Almost all buildings in town damaged.
CNN: Powerful quake strikes INDONESIA: 7.0. A tsunami alert was issued. LATER:
Second quake in 10 hours hits INDONESIA, 6.7, ninth measuring above 5.0. 2/27
Yahoo News: Earthquake felt across parts of ENGLAND. Police reported minor
damage to homes but no injuries. SUN: BRITAIN Rocks as 5.2 Quake Hits. 3/3
Breitbart.com: Two Back-to-back Earthquakes Hit Off OREGON COAST. 3/4 Yahoo
News: Earthquakes shakes up GERMAN COAL MINE. 3/20 CNN: 7.2 Quake Hits CHINA.
3/29 CNN: INDONESIA earthquake raises tsunami fears. 4/7 Science Daily: One
Year After Solomon Islands, Scientists Learn Barrier to Earthquakes Weaker
Than Expected. Drudge: Small quake hits south TEXAS. 4/12 Drudge: Unusual
swarm of earthquakes detected off OREGON.
CNN: 5.2 earthquake rocks large region of MIDWEST: ILLINOIS, INDIANA,
MISSOURI, KENTUCKY. 4.5 aftershock. 4/26 CNN: Quake, 50 aftershocks rumble
through RENO. Experts: 100 aftershocks put city on quake alert. 4/27 CNN:
Moderate quake rattles MEXICO CITY. 4/30 Science Daily: On Shaky Ground:
Geological Faults Threaten Houston. 5/1 CNN: Mystery quakes confuse experts:
344 QUAKES in the RENO area in the past week. Drudge: More shaking: 4.4 quake
strikes in mountains near BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA. 5/3 CNN: Chaiten Mountain that slept
for thousands of years erupts in southern CHILE, triggering 60 earthquakes.
5/4 Yahoo: Chilean volcano town nearly deserted. 5/6 Email from Janet: Small
earthquake confirmed in ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA, 1.8 micro quake. 5/7 CNN:
6.8 earthquake shakes TOKYO. 5/8 Science Daily: Chile's Chaiten Volcano One of
Scores of Active Volcanoes in Region. 5/9 CNN: 4.1 quake in SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA. 5/12 Yahoo: Death toll in CHINA 7.9 earthquake rises to 8,533 in
SICHUAN PROVINCE. NY Times: 900 students buried by quake. CNN: Thousands
killed, hundreds trapped. Quakes affected more than half of China's provinces
and municipalities. Drudge: Quake shakes buildings in BEIJING, BANGKOK, HANOI
... more! 5/12 CNN: Nearly 10,000 killed by quake, CHINA SAYS. 5/13 Yahoo:
Death toll in CHINA quake exceeds 12,000. 5/14 Drudge: China quake toll at
15,000; 26,000 believed buried. 5/15 Yahoo: Strong aftershock hits CHINA quake
epicenter, while survivors were being pulled from the rubble after being
buried four days... 5/15 CHINA quake death toll could reach 50,000. 5/16
Yahoo: China on alert against quake radiation leaks. Yahoo: Man survives 100 hours under rubble. 5/17
Reuters: Millions left homeless after devastating CHINA quakes. 5/18 Reuters:
Three days mourning to honor China quake victims. 5/19 NY Times: 200
Earthquake Relief Workers Buried by Mudslide in CHINA. 5/20 Yahoo: China:
40,000 dead, 5 million homeless after quake. 5/22 Yahoo: Death toll from China earthquake now officially exceeds
CNN: CHINA quake toll rises past 60,000.
5/25 Yahoo: China aftershock destroys 71,000 homes; 1 killed.
5/25 Reuters: Hundreds of COLUMBIA quake victims huddle in shelters after 5.6
quake, 11 dead, scores of homes damaged, landslides triggered.
Drudge: 69 dams in danger after China quakes. 5/26
Drudge: Quakes can be triggered from other side of the globe.
(This is something I’ve been aware of for over 30 years. After a quake on one
side of the globe there is usually another on the opposite side within a
matter of weeks.)
5/29 CNN: ICELAND rocked by strong 6.1 earthquake: those near epicenter told
to check on relatives.
6/1 CNN: Strong earthquake strikes PHILIPPINES, 6.4
6/1 Yahoo: Helicopter carrying 19 crashes in China quake zone. 6/5 Yahoo: 5.3
aftershock hits quake-battered CHINA 6/8 Yahoo: Aftershock rocks China lake,
causing landslides. CNN: Deadly quake strikes Greece, at least 11 people
trapped, 1 confirmed killed, more injured, landslides triggered. AND
Earthquake swarms pick up again in northern NEVADA. 6/9 CNN: 20 minor quakes
rattle RENO. Water rising too fast at China quake lake. 6/13 Drudge: Quake
Alarm: 90% of China's pandas in jeopardy. Yahoo: Powerful
earthquake shakes JAPAN, forcing authorities to close highways and stop
high-speed trains. 6/14 Yahoo: At least 6 dead, 8 missing in JAPAN'S
quake. CNN: Landslide buries brick factory in CHINA. 6/16 Science Daily:
Durable, Inexpensive Bamboo Houses Can be Assembled Quickly for Earthquake
Victims in China. 6/23 CNN: China fires officials over quake corruption. 6/24
CNN: China quake death toll to exceed 80,000. 6/27 Yahoo: Strong earthquake
hits INDIA'S ANDAMAN ISLANDS off the east coast, 6.7. 7/8 CNN: Magnitude 6
Quake Rattles PERU. 7/15 CNN: GREEK ISLANDS rattled by 6.5 quake. 7/29 Drudge:
Earthquake hits GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA of CALIFORNIA, felt from downtown to
West Los Angeles, epicenter in Chino: 5.4 magnitude. 7/30 CNN: Tough building
codes spared L.A. in quake. 8/5 CNN: Deadly magnitude 6.0 quake hits CHINA
ahead of games, killing one, injuring 5 others. 8/25 CNN:
6.3 magnitude quake
in TIBET. 8/28 Science Daily: Earthquake Zone Off OREGON Coast Surprisingly
Active. CNN: 6.1 quake strikes off WESTERN CANADA. 8/30 CNN: Quake rattles
southwestern CHINA. 8/31 Yahoo: CHINA quake kills 27, destroys 180,000 homes.
Science Daily: Magmatically Triggered Slow Earthquake Discovered at KILAUEA
VOLCANO, HAWAII. 9/6 CNN: Residents jolted by OAKLAND quake, 4.0. 9/8 Science
Daily: Major Flooding Risk Could Span Decades After CHINESE Earthquake. 9/10
CNN: Strong Earthquake Strikes SOUTHERN IRAN, 6.1. At least 6 killed, 46
injured in IRAN quake. MAJOR QUAKE STRIKES JAPAN, 6.9, INDONESIA,
speeding up and these are MAJOR!) Drudge: Double Quakes Shake. 9/29
Drudge: 7.3 MAGNITUDE QUAKE ROCKS NEW ZEALAND.
(The SATURN-URANUS opposition is closing in! SATURN in VIRGO is EARTH, URANUS
in PISCES is WATER. Pisces rules the sea. Virgo rules mutable earth, SAND.
This is a dangerous time for those in oceanic areas! Not a good time for a
trip to the seashore! Unfortunately, this aspect will be around on and off for
Earthquake epicenter in the Kermadac Islands off the New Zealand coast. 10/5
CNN: Earthquake rattles Afghanistan. 10/7 Drudge/Yahoo: ARCTIC QUAKE
sends waves through NEVADA. 10/11 CNN: RUSSIAN media: 12 people die in
earthquake in CHECHNYA region, more than 100 injured. Drudge:
6.1 Strong quake
shakes VIRGIN ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO, strongest to hit in 20 years. 10/29
CNN: At least 160 killed in 6.4 PAKISTAN quake, leaving thousands homeless on
brink of winter. (The aspects for quakes are strong until March!) 10/30
Yahoo: Official: PAKISTAN quake death toll rises to 215. 10/31 Yahoo:
Pakistan official: quake death toll could reach 300. 11/10 CNN Headline News:
6.5 Quake in CHINA. 11/16 USGS:
7.5 QUAKE IN INDONESIA creates tsunami alert, followed by 5.6 and 5.5. 5.7
QUAKE in ADAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA, and 4.7 QUAKE in JAVA. 11/19 CNN:
strikes PANAMA, COSTA RICA. 11/20 Yahoo: CHINA: 19,000 victims identified from
May quake. 11/26 CNN: Rain, quake prompt evacuations near LOS ANGELES. 11/29
Drudge: Small ARKANSAS earthquakes could be WARNING. 12/16 Drudge: 3.6
mag. quake rattles SOUTH CAROLINA. 12/20 CNN: 6.5 magnitude QUAKE strikes
off JAPAN. 12/26 Drudge: 4.5 magnitude quake strikes NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. 12/27
Drudge: Earthquakes hits PENNSYLVANIA near THREE MILE ISLAND. 12/28
Drudge: QUAKE SWARM AT YELLOWSTONE. 12/29 Email/Yellowstone Volcano
Observatory Information Release: EARTHQUAKE SWARM BENEATH YELLOWSTONE LAKE
CONTINUES. 12/31 YELLOWSTONE EARTHQUAKE SWARM CONTINUES
(This could be very dangerous!)
USGS: 5.3 quake SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS, 5.0 quake CENTRAL PERU.
1/3/2009 Yahoo: Tsunami alert issued after
strong 7.6 earthquake in INDONESIA...cut power lines, cracked building walls
and sent panicked residents running.
Sunspot activity increases with the result of extensive satellite interference and
interruptions in various power grids around the planet. 2/26 Reuters: Massive power
outage hits millions in Florida...Some sort of "disturbance" in the power
grid. 2/27 CNN: Florida blackout still a mystery! 2/28 Drudge/Reuters: Loss of
wind causes Texas power grid emergency. 6/12 Science Daily: Space Weather:
Interfering With the Global Positioning System.
4/13/2010 Earth Changes Media: Large coronal mass ejection captured. Battros
associates Solar activity with earthquakes. 4/14/2010: Discovery News: Sun
unleashes blast, which is the largest event for several years. It's likely
some will be directed at Earth in near future.
near Naples, Italy, and Mt. Pelee on the Island of Martinique in the Caribbean
start to rumble and produce extensive destruction between 2008
and 2012. Those living near, or directly upon, a live volcano would be wise to move elsewhere. After such events, should the Edgar Cayce
predictions of the 1940s be correct, California shall have a major
earthquake (between 8.3 and 9.5 magnitude) with hundreds of thousands, if not
millions, lost. Portions of California could break up into islands. This earth
movement also creates tsunamis that bring extensive damage to the countries
bordering the Pacific Ocean.
Hopefully this will not happen for another thousand years! What comes
first—global warming—or catastrophic earth changes—and does one perhaps
somehow produce the other? 12/27 Science Daily: 2007 Warmest
Year in Ten in US; Five Worldwide. 2/1 Science Daily: Impoverished Areas of
Africa and Asia Face Severe Crop Loses From Climate Change in 20 Years. AND
Increased Hurricane Activity Linked to Sea Surface Warming. 2/7 Science Daily:
Tipping Elements in Earth's Climate System: A number of key components in the
earth's climate system could pass their 'tipping point' this century,
according to new research. 2/24 Science Daily: Climate Change Has Major Impact
on Oceans. 2/25 Science Daily: Antarctic Marine Life Under Threat From Warming
Seas, New Predators. 2/27 CNN: Eskimo village, sliding into the sea, sues over
global warming! 3/16 CNN: U.N. Glaciers shrinking at record rate. 3/18 Science
Daily: Huge Iceberg Splits in Southern Atlantic Ocean. 3/19 Science Daily:
Arctic Sea Ice Still at Risk Despite Cold Winter, NASA Says. 4/5 Science
Daily: Habitat Destruction May Wipe Out Monarch Butterfly Migration. 4/8
CNN/ABC: Toxic Volcano Gas Prompts Evacuation of 2,200 Big Island Residents
near Kilauea volcano. 6/1 CNN:
In Iceland, boiling mud spits into air after quake.
6/13 Science Daily: Closing Ozone Hole Will Have Major Impact on Global
Warming, and Probably Not For the Better. 6/16 Science Daily: Sea's Ebb and
Flow Drive World's Big Extinction Events, Study Suggests. 7/6 Drudge: Hawaiian
volcano spewing more lava than usual: KILAUEA: 25-year eruption! 7/14 CNN:
Polar base evacuated by Russians as ice melts early due to global warming. 7/30
CNN: Ice sheet breaks loose off Canada. 7/31 CBS News: Montserrat Volcano
Erupts Again, Dome Collapses, Spewing Ash, Flights Cancelled in the Caribbean.
8/18 CNN: Ocean 'dead zones' becoming global problem. 8/19 Drudge/Milenio:
Mexican scientist warns Earth will see 'little ice age' for next 80 years.
Drudge/nzherald.co.nz: New Zealand ski resorts see largest snow base ever. 8/29
Science Daily: Arctic Ice on Verge of Another All-Time Low. 9/8 Science
Daily: Bad Sign for Global Warming: Thawing Permafrost, blanketing northern
hemisphere, Holds Vast Carbon Pool. 10/8 Science Daily: 'Deadly Dozen'
Reports Diseases Worsened by Climate Change. 2008 Ozone Hole Larger Than Last
Drudge/My Way News: Quakes shake loose fears about YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO.
The Earth is a
living entity, which is the primary reason that humankind and all other forms
of life survive and thrive on the surface. Show respect for
our planet if you wish to remain amongst its numerous and interesting
inhabitants. The Earth itself goes through many incarnations,
a process of Spiritual Evolution, the same as all other living entities.
activity could well lead to a major eruption early in 2008.
1/2 CNN: Volcano erupts in Chile: spewing smoke and ash into the sky. 53
people trapped after eruption. 1/13 NBC News: Ecuadorians flee volcanic risk.
12/21 Drudge/International Herald Tribune: Antarctic volcanoes identified as
possible culprit in melting glaciers. Another possibility for global
warming! (author) 2/29 CNN: Lava from Kilauea burns
abandoned homes. 5/6 CNN: Shelters are packed with evacuees fleeing a major
volcanic eruption in southern Chile in the Patagonia area. 5/7 Drudge: Chile
volcano blasts ash 20 miles high. 5/14 Reuters: Chile volcano closes town for
three months. Chaiten, recently the home of 4,500 people, endangered the
residents with a cloud of hot ash from an erupting volcano. First eruption in
thousands of years. 6/20 Science Daily: Active Submarine Volcanoes Found Near
Fiji: large calderas at depths of 1100 and 1500 meters. 6/27 Science Daily:
Fire Under Arctic Ice: Volcanoes Have Been Blowing Their Tops in the Deep
Ocean. No major eruption so far this year, BUT...
10/11 Millennium Ark: Hot News: ERUPTION OF 3 VOLCANOES IN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AT
THE SAME TIME HAS SCIENTISTS ASKING QUESTIONS. Me too!
This SATURN-URANUS OPPOSITION is scary! 11/23
CNN: Volcano landslides in Columbia kill 6. 11/28 Terra Daily: Underwater
Volcano found off WASHINGTON State coast.
1/9/2009 Drudge/My Way News: Quakes shake loose fears about YELLOWSTONE
VOLCANO. I could have been a year off on this one! But I sincerely hope not!
earthquakes in a major city announce a major rumble, as buildings and highways collapse,
with major property damage and tragic loss of life.
The sea rises up
to swallow an island, perhaps more than one.
2/2/2009 CNN: 9 tiny islands drowning as seas rise.
movements create chaos, great fear and great loss. 3/14 CNN: Spain: Massive waves
wash cars off road. 9/27 I'm sure this insight involved the terrible
hurricanes that have hit the Gulf States this year. And typhoon season is just
getting started in the Pacific! 11/7 Drudge: HURRICANE PALOMA strengthens near
Cayman Islands into Major Category 3 Storm.
original plan was to predict a very cold winter for this year, but I left that
prediction off. Now, I'm adding it in as an after thought! I know you'll all
consider this a soft prediction. 2/2 CNN: Storm Slams East,
Midwest, West. The storms have killed at least 10 people. 3/4 Drudge: More
than seven feet of snow collapses roofs in Oregon. Worst snow storms in 50
years slam China. 2/26 Drudge: Snow cover over North America greatest since
1966... 3/7 CNN: Storm dumps snow, spawns twisters. 3/18 Drudge: Montreal set
to break all-time snow record.
in devastated areas shall gratefully pick up in pace.
Guild strike will probably not be resolved during the retrograde Mars, but in
February or March after Mars is direct. It's a sad situation indeed for all
the worker bees! 1/10
Drudge: Tom Hanks urges end of strike, save Oscars. 2/3 CNN: Striking writers
reach deal with independent filmmakers. 2/4 NY Times: Strike May End Soon, but
Writers May Confront a Hostile Hollywood. 2/9 Drudge/Variety: Writers,
Producers Reach Tentative Deal. (It's
still retrograde Mercury, which rules writing, so we shall see how this one
goes! But hopefully, everything will be resolved by February 19th!) 2/12 NY Times: Writers Vote to End Strike, ending their
bitterly fought strike at the 100-day mark by an overwhelming margin. Drudge:
Hollywood Back to Work!
explosions rock cities and countries in the Southern Hemisphere.
1/2 Reuters: Kenya in turmoil:
Kenya government denounces genocide as death toll reaches 300. Nearly 100
burned alive in a church. 1/12 CNN: At least 30 die in Nigeria fuel tanker
blast. 1/29 NBC: Kenya violence getting worse. Tribal, ethnic violence
escalating. 2/2 Yahoo: Chad rebels fight government force in capital. 2/3 CNN:
More flee Chad as fighting rages. 2/5 Yahoo: Hundreds of civilians dead in
Chad as a result of the coup attempted by rebels.
4/19 CNN. Smoke chokes Argentina's capital as brushfires deliberately set
consume thousands of acres in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Rios.
5/13 Yahoo: Indian Official: 45 dead as blast rocks city of Jaipur. 11/1 CNN:1
million flee Congo fighting, U.N. says. AND U.N. says Columbia military
executing civilians. 1/1/2009 Yahoo: Dozens die in New Year's nightclub fire
There's a roller coaster ride for the stock market
during the early months of the year. 1/5 Drudge: Jobless rate hits 5%,
2 year high ... Stocks Drop. 1/17 Drudge: Stock Rollercoaster. "Stock Jits:
DOW ends down 307, Economic Angst Mounts. Techs could be slipping into gloom."12/22
New York Times: "Feds Cut Rate 0.75% and Stocks Swing." Drudge: Bank of
America, Wachovia Profits Tumble. FEAR: All Eyes on Wall Street. CNN: Stocks
crawl back at end. 15 month low! 1/24 Wall Street Jumps with tax-rebate deal.
Gold tops $910 oz. 3/14 Drudge: Stock Rollercoaster on Bear Stearns Cash
Fears. Wall Street fears big bank is in trouble. Dollar falls below Swiss
franc. 3/18 Drudge: Swing! Dow Jumps 400! (Up and
down and around the market has gone lately!)
Two men of
considerable prominence, who are friends and associates, shall pass from the earth during the same month!
In the spring a
great man falls—despised
by many but praised by others. 1/27 Yahoo News: Former
Indonesian dictator Suharto, 86, dies. US Cold War ally who led one of the
20th century's most brutal dictatorships for over 32 years that saw up to a
million political opponents die. (It's the
heralds economic recovery during a time when a great man welds great power.
one must be for another year!)
Changes in laws
favor the poor, the sick, and the downtrodden.
A woman rises to
favor with great honors bestowed. Her position is secured in the minds of
the people. 11/6 Drudge:
New Hampshire has first female majority in State Senate in nation ever! 12/2
CNN: Hillary Clinton is nominated for secretary of state.
in inventions and much scientific advancement during the next decade.
1/10 Reuters: Embryo-friendly
technique produces stem cells. thisislondon.co.uk: Drug 'can reverse
Alzheimer's symptoms in minutes.'
1/21 Science Daily: Could The
Universe Be Tied Up With Cosmic String?
A team of physicists and astronomers from the University of Sussex and
Imperial College London have uncovered hints that there may be cosmic strings
- lines of pure mass-energy - stretching across the entire Universe.
(This goes along with current string theory in physics! How exciting is
1/24 Science Daily:
Scientists Create First Synthetic
Bacterial Genome -- Largest Chemically Defined Structure Synthesized in the
(Scary or exciting? Maybe
both!) 1/27 Reuters: Dust samples prompt rethink about
comets ... more like asteroids than once thought. 1/31 Science Daily: The Eyes
Have It: Researchers Can Now Determine When a Human Was Born by Looking into
the Eyes of the Dead. 2/1 Science Daily: Supernova Surprise: Black Holes May
Pull Apart, Reignite White Dwarf Stars. (The universe is filled with
surprises to stun our puny intellects!) Science Daily:
Computer Scientist Makes Splash with Academy Award for Fluid Simulation in
'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and two 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
movies. (Pretty impressive special effects if you ask me!) E-Coli Bacteria: A Future Source of Energy?
(Hopefully better than continuing to rape the Earth of its oil deposits!)
2/4 Science Daily: DNA is Blueprint, Contractor and Construction Worker for
New Structures. 2/19 Science Daily: Listening for the Cosmic Symphony:
Supercomputer Will Help Scientists Listen for Black Holes. And Terrestrial
Planets Might Form Around Many, Maybe Most, Nearby Sun-like Stars. 2/22
Science Daily: Missile Intercept of U.S. Satellite Highlights Space Policy
Issues. Could these technological weapons that
possibly save the Earth from a dangerous asteroid?
Saving the Rainforest With ... Toys! 2/24 Yahoo News: Virgin test flight for
biofuel-powered jumbo jet from London to Amsterdam. 2/25 Drudge/Reuters:
Amazon nuts help fuel first biofuel commercial airline flight. 2/26
Science Daily: Cheap, Clean Drinking Water Purified Through Nanotechnology.
AND Sun-like Star Flips Its Magnetic Field Like Our Sun: First Observation.
3/4 Science Daily: Promising New Material for Capturing Carbon Dioxide From
Smokestacks. 3/5 Science Daily: New Material Shows Great Promise for Nuclear
Waste Clean-up. AND First Humanoid Robot that Will Develop Language May be
Coming Soon. AND Researchers ID Promising New Cancer Drug. AND Key for
Converting Waste to Electricity Discovered. 3/9 Science Daily: Weakness
in Structures-- From Massive Bridges to Nanotechnology -- Identified with New
Gadget. AND Alpha Centauri Should Harbor Detectable, Earth-like Planets. 3/14
Drudge: HIGH FLY: New private jet to hit speed of sound. ' Intelligent
Glasses' remember where you last saw your keys, your cell phone. 3/18 Science
Daily: Glimpses of a New Mathematical World, third degree transcendental! 3/21
CNN: Giant sea creatures found in Antarctic search: jelly fish with 12 foot
tentacles, two-foot starfish. 4/2 Science Daily: Ten Exotic Planets
Outside Our Solar System Discovered With New Technique. 4/3 Science Daily:
Smart Aircraft Wings and New Lightweight Construction Materials Developed. 4/8
Science Daily: Rare Quasar Discovered that Produces More X-rays Than Thought
Possible. 4/10 Science Daily: Sugar-powered Cars: World's Most Efficient
Method to Produce Hydrogen Developed.
Report: Bionic eyes successfully implanted. Wow! 4/27 Science
Daily: New Prosthetic Hand Has Nearly Natural Grip. 5/4 Science Daily: New
"Weapon' in Forensics: Device Detects Latent Prints on Human Skin. 5/21
Science Daily: Missing Matter of Universe Found; Cosmic Web Discovered.
5/22 Science Daily: Ancient Amphibian: Debate over Origin of Frogs and
Salamanders Settled With Discovery of Missing Link. AND New Research Improves
Early Detection and Survival for Pancreatic Cancer. 5/26
Reuters: Spacecraft lands safely at Mars’ North Pole. CNN: Historic pictures
sent from Mars. 5/27 Science Daily: Over 50 Percent of Oceanic Shark Species
Threatened with Extinction. CNN: ‘Pixie dust’ may help regrow vet’s finger.
Salamander inspired therapy may aid injured vets.
6/1 CNN: Historic
pictures sent from MARS. 6/3 Science Daily: Nanowire-mesh 'Paper Towel' For
Oil Spills Absorbs 20 Times Its Weight in Oil. 6/5 Science Daily: New
Fingerprint Breakthrough By Forensic Scientists. 6/10 Drudge/My Way:
Scientists find monkeys who know how to fish. 6/11 Science Daily: Ocean Life
Under Threat From Climate Change. 6/12 NY Times: Rare Leatherback Turtle in
Texas - First Since 1930s. 6/17 CNN: Newly found planets make case for
"crowded universe." European astronomers have found a trio of "super earths"
closely circling a star astronomers once figured had nothing orbiting it!
We are not alone! 6/21
Science Daily: Surprisingly Rapid Changes in the Earth's Core Discovered. 6/26
Science Daily: From the Egg, Baby Crocodiles Call to Each Other and to Mom.
6/27 Science Daily: Phoenix Mars Lander Returns Treasure Trove For Science.
7/6 Science Daily: Agriculture Linked to Frog Sexual Abnormalities. 7/15
Science Daily: Improved Tsunami Early Warning With New Software System. 7/16
Reuters: Sick bees lose their buzz, study shows. 7/17 Science Daily: Europe's
Ancestors: Cro-Magnon 28,000 Years Old specie had DNA Like Modern Humans. AND
Rockport, Missouri, First 100 Percent Wind-Powered Community in U.S. 7/26
Science Daily: Cow Power Could Generate Electricity for Millions. AND
Exoplanet Orbiting Sun-like Star Discovered. 7/27 CNN: Branson, Rutan to
unveil mothership to loft rich tourists 62 miles above Earth. 7/28 Science
Daily: Meet Robo Habilis: Robot Has Human-like Hand Controlled by 'Brain'
Modeled After Human Cerebellum. 8/5 Science Daily: World's Smallest Snake
Found in Barbados: thin as spaghetti and small enough to curl up on a quarter!
AND World's First Transplant of Both Arms. AND CNN: 'Astonishing' discovery of
125,000 Western lowland gorillas in swamps of Republic of Congo. 8/18 Science
Daily: Olympic Swimmers Shattering Records in NASA-Tested Suit. AND 'Virtual
Archeologist' Reconnects Fragments of
Ancient Civilization in Greece. AND Colorful Star Birth Region Near Tarantula
Nebula Unveiled on Hubble's 100,000th
8/28 Science Daily: Sweet Potato Out-Yields Corn in Ethanol Production Study.
9/4 Science Daily: 'Autonomous' Helicopters Teach Themselves to Fly. 9/5
Science Daily: Toxic Plastics: Bisphenol A Linked Metabolic Syndrome in Human
Tissue. AND Tutankhamen Fathered Twins, Mummified Fetuses Suggest. AND
Invisibility Undone: Chinese Scientists Demonstrate How to Uncloak an
Invisible Object! 9/10 Yahoo: Largest particle collider conducts successful
test. AND Astronomers Discover Missing Link for Origin of Comets. 9/16 Science
Daily: Faster, Cheaper Way of Analyzing the Human Genome Developed. 9/18
Science Daily: Breakthrough in Energy Storage: New Carbon Material Shows
Promise of Storing Large Quantities of Renewable Electrical Energy. 9/20 Smart
Desks Make Sci Fi a Reality in the Classroom: Star Trek Makeover! 9/21 Science
Daily: Interstellar Space Molecules that Help Form Basic Life Structures
Identified. 9/22 Drudge: Japan starts work on $9B 'space elevator' to replace
rockets. (Wow!) Mine yields one of world's largest diamonds: 500 CARATS! 9/26
Science Daily: New Nanoscale Process Will Help Computers Run Faster and More
Efficiently. AND Plants in Forest Emit Aspirin Chemical to Deal with Stress;
Discovery May Help Agriculture. AND America's Smallest Dinosaur Discovered:
size of a chicken with a termite diet. 9/27 Science Daily: Want Better
Mileage? Simple Device Which Uses Electrical Field Could Boost Gas Efficiency
Up to 20%. Drudge: Jetman flies over English Channel! 9/30 Science Daily: Dark
Energy: Is it Merely an Illusion? Drudge: NASA: It snows on Mars! 10/1 Science
Daily: Pain is Not a Symptom of Arthritis, Pain Causes Arthritis, Study Shows. Wow!
10/3 Science Daily: First Detection of Magnetic Field in Distant Galaxy
Surprises Astronomers. AND More Star Births Than Astronomers have Calculated.
10/6 Science Daily: Singing to Females Makes Male Birds' Brains Happy! AND
Immune System for Electronics? Electronics That Can Diagnose and Heal
Themselves Under Development. Wow! CNN: Scientist: Holographic television to
become reality. 10/7 Drudge/The Sun: Boffins unveils life-like robogirl. 10/8
Drudge: Hundreds of new marine species discovered ... 10/17 Science Daily:
Creating Wireless Network Using Visible Light. 11/2 Science Daily: Quantum
Computers? Internet Security Code of the Future Cracked. 11/3 Science Daily:
Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth. 11/6 Drudge: BIONIC HAND named top
invention of 2008! 11/9 Drudge/The Observer: Mini nuclear plants to power
20,000 homes: shed size reactors. 11/13 CNN: Astronomers capture first images
of new planets outside our solar system. 11/28 The Crit (email): NASA Mars
photo leaked--wood on Mars. 12/3 Science Daily: Cell Phones That Never Need to
be Charged: Sound Wave-powered Devices Possible. 12/20 Science Daily: Earth's
Original Ancestor was 'LUCA.' AND 'Hobbit' Fossils Represent a New Species,
Concludes Anthropologist. (Amazing planet we live on!)
could become the norm this year. 1/13 Timesonline: Hopes of
custom-built organs as scientists create beating heart. 1/26 Science Daily:
New Research Could Help Reverse the Biological Clock for Dementia Patients and
Reverse Memory Loss. 1/29 Drudge: Scientists discover way to reverse loss of
memory. Accidental discovery during surgery to suppress an obese man's
appetite. 2/1 Science Daily: New Test Detects Flu, Common Cold and Other
Respiratory Viruses Fast. 2/5 Drudge: Scientists grow human skin. 2/6 Science
Daily: Enjoy Candy Without the Cavities: Good Lollipop Kills Bacteria that
Causes Tooth Decay. 2/19 Science Daily: New Way to Reverse Poor Circulation
and Heal Wounds Discovered. AND: Long Term Retinal Implant Study Offers Hope
for Treating Blindness. 2/25 Science Daily: Oral Contraceptives Could Work for
Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Maybe Even Deer and Coyotes! 2/29 Science Daily: Smallpox,
HIV, Oil-based Nasal Vaccine Technique Produces Immunity. AND: New Approach
Stops HIV at Earliest Stage of Infection! 3/6 Science Daily: Type 2 Diabetes
May be Disorder of Upper Intestine: Surgery May Correct it. AND Boy and Girl
Brains Are Different: Gender Differences in Language Appear Biological. AND
Protein in Embryonic Stem Cells Control Malignant Tumor Cells. AND Female Sex
Hormone Protects Against Hearing Loss in Females and Males. 3/18 Science
Daily: 'Predictor' Test Developed for Pregnant Women at Risk for Miscarriage.
3/20 Science Daily: Genomic Medicine Coming: Health Professionals, Pubic
Unprepared: chronic adult common diseases: cancer, heart disease and diabetes
hold promise for improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 3/31
Science Daily: Hair Stem Cells May Grown New Blood Vessels. AND New Drug May
Rescue Aging Brain. 4/1 Science Daily: Uterine Stem Cells Create New
Neurons That Can Curb Parkinson's Disease. 4/3 Science Daily: The Lean
Gene: Thinness is an Inheritable Trait. AND Good Sexual Intercourse Lasts
Minutes, Not Hours, Therapists Say! 4/5 Science Daily: Cholera Outbreaks
Can be Predicted Using Satellite Sensors...paving the way for preemptive
medicine in countries that suffer. 4/7 Science Daily: Damaged Brain Can
be Repaired and Cerebral Functions Restored, Neuronal Study Suggests.
Drudge/Daily Mail: Blood test that gives a six year early warning of
Alzheimer's. (I think knowing that early could be really
depressing and cause many to take their lives!) 4/8
Science Daily: Alligator Blood May Put the Bite on Antibiotic-resistant
4/27 Drudge: Blind man given gift of sight by gene therapy. 5/1 Drudge: Did
science find a way to grow back a severed finger? 5/13 Science Daily: New MRI
Technique Detects Subtle But Serious Brain Injury. 6/3 Science Daily: Wireless
Vision Implant: Implantable Prosthesis Lets Patients Perceive Visual Images.
6/10 Science Daily: Therapeutic Potential of Cord Blood Stem Cells Enhanced
With New Technique. 6/12 Science Daily: Gene Linked to Adult-onset Obesity
Discovered. 6/16 Science Daily: Gene Therapy Improves Survival and Quality of
Life of Dogs With Cancer: Could it also help Humans? 6/17 Science Daily:
Grape Seed Extract May Reduce Cognitive Decline Associated with Alzheimer's
Disease. 6/18 Telegraph.co.uk: Cancer patient recovers after injection of
immune cells. Gene therapy cures cancer for first time. 6/30 Science Daily:
Total Ankle Replacement With No Metal. 7/2 Science Daily: Watermelon May Have
Viagra Effect! (Hmmm!) 7/4
Science Daily: Resveratrol, Found in Red Wine, Wards Off Effects of Age on
Heart, Bones, Eyes and Muscle. AND Get Smart About What You Eat and You Might
Actually Improve Your Intelligence! 7/7 Science Daily: New Antibiotic Beats
Superbugs at their own Game. 7/9 Science Daily: Slow Exercise (Not Fast) Is
Better For Menopausal Women. 7/15 Science Daily: Passive Learning
Imprints on the Brain Just Like Active Learning. AND Vitamin D Builds Bones
and Much More. 7/16 Science Daily: Pathologists Believe They Have
Pinpointed Achilles Heal of HIV. 7/18 Science Daily: Alzheimer's Drug
Reverses Cognitive Decline Over 12 Month Period. 7/22 Drudge/Mail Online: The
prostate cancer 'wonder pill' set to save thousands every year. 7/23 Science
Daily: Suckling Infants Trigger Surges of Trust Hormone in Mothers' Brains.
7/25 Science Daily: Soy Foods are Associated with Lower Sperm Concentration.
AND Eating less meat and junk food could cut fossil energy fuel use almost in
half. 7/30 Science Daily: Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure,
Study Shows. 7/30 Drudge: Daily pill halts Alzheimer's. 7/31
Drudge/Fox News: Houston doctors may have found a way to destroy HIV! 8/11
Science Daily: Common Infertility Treatments Are Unlikely to Improve
Fertility. 8/18 Science Daily: Cancer-inhibiting Compound Found Under the Sea.
8/23 Drudge: Japanese create stem cells from wisdom teeth. 8/27 Science Daily:
Brain Cells 'Supercharged' to Attack Plagues That Cause Alzheimer's Disease.
8/29 Science Daily: New Concepts in Contraception. AND Heart Attack
Prevention: Potential New Use for Viagra? 9/2 Science Daily: Landmark Study
Opens Door to New Cancer, Aging Treatments. 9/7 Science Daily: Arteries
from Distinct Regions of the Body Have Unique Immune Functions. 9/9
Science Daily: Marijuana Ingredients Show Promise in Battling Superbugs!
Science Daily: New Once-a-week Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Developed. 9/11
Science Daily: Eating Fish While Pregnant, Longer Breastfeeding, Lead to
Better Infant Development, Study Finds. 9/13 LiveLeak.com: Can we grow a
new arm if its cut off? REGENERATION OF CELLS. (PLUTO in CAPRICORN is going to involve lots of manifest wonders!)
A finger regrown! 9/15 BBC: Doctors say leg pain can signal deadly blood
clot. 9/16 Science Daily: Newest Interventional Radiology Treatment Used
to Bust Blood Clots in Legs. 9/18 Science Daily: Extremely Detailed
Images From Inside the Body Possible With New Technology: magnetic resonance
tomograph of the modern 7 tesla generation. 9/25 Science Daily:
Scientists Deliver Toxic Genes to Effectively Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells.
9/29 Science Daily: Promising Approach in Prevention and Treatment of
Pancreatic Cancer. 10/1 Science Daily: Natural Viagra? 'Horny Goat Weed' Shows
Promise. AND Financial Risk-Taking Behavior is Associated with Higher
Testosterone Levels. Or maybe
from ingesting excessive amounts of Horny Goat Weed?☺10/2
Science Daily: During Exercise, Human Brain Shifts into High Gear on
'Alternative Energy.' 10/7 Drudge/MailOnline: 'There could be an AIDS vaccine
in four years,' says Nobel Prize winner! 10/8 Science Daily: New Prenatal Test
for Down Syndrome Less Risky Than Amniocentesis, Study Suggests. 10/13
Science Daily: Baldness Gene Discovered, 1 in 7 Men at Risk. 10/15
Science Daily: Ancient Chinese Salad Plant Transformed into New Cancer-Killing
Compound. Breitbart.com: Single brain cell can reactivate paralysed
limbs, study. 10/16 Science Daily: Searching the Internet Improves Brain
Function. AND Marijuana Takes Toll on Adolescent Brain Function, Research
Finds. 10/17 Science Daily: Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Parkinson's Disease.
AND Gene Therapy Restores Vision to Mice with Retinal Degeneration. 10/22
Science Daily: Can Exercise Prevent a Severe Stroke? AND Earth in Midst of
Sixth Mass Extinction: 50% of All Species Disappearing. 10/24 Why Past
Oral Conceptive Use Dramatically Lowers Risk of Ovarian and Uterine Cancers.
10/25 Science Daily: Female Plant 'Communicates' Rejection or Acceptance of
Male. (How quaint! Doesn't that happen with humans too?)
10/26 Science Daily: Potential Strategy to Eliminate Poisonous Proteins From
Alzheimer's Brains Identified. 10/28 Drudge/TimesOnline: Scientists develop
artificial heart that beats like the real thing. 11/5 Science Daily: An
Anti-frailty Pill for Seniors? New Drug Increases Muscle Mass in Arms and Legs
of Older Adults. AND Women Have More Diverse Hand Bacteria Than Men. 11/11
Science Daily: Neuroimaging of Brain Shows Who Spoke to a Person and What Was
Said. 11/14 Mail Online: No, it's not a pigment of your imagination:
Breakthrough drug can restore white hair to its original color! 11/18 Drudge:
First transplant patient due to receive organ...grown to order. 11/19
CNN: Woman gets windpipe made of stem cells. 12/3 Science Daily: Vaccine
Against Multiple Sclerosis? Mouse Experiment Yields Promising Results.
Exercise Helps Prevent Age-related Brain Changes in Older Adults. 12/4 Science
Daily: Gene Therapy Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Laboratory Study. 12/8
Yahoo: Malaria vaccine shows promise in African tests. 12/9 Science Daily:
'Intelligent' Materials to Revolutionize Surgical Implants. 12/10
Drudge/The Sun: Man lives with female robot. Fem-bot's my love machine!
the male version vacuum and do dishes, too?)
12/11 Science Daily: New Class of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Developed with fewer
side effects than aspirin. 12/14 Science Daily: Amputees Can Experience
Prosthetic Hand as Their Own. 12/17 Science Daily: Over 1,000 Species
Discovered in the Greater Mekong of Southeast Asia in Past Decade. 12/22
Aging Brains allow negative memories to fade.
12/23 Science Daily: Artificial Human Bone Marrow Created in Test Tube.
12/25 Science Daily: Chocolate, Wine and Tea Improve Brain Performance!
12/31 Science Daily: Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks
of Alzheimer's Dementia and Cognitive Decline.
(Good news for New Year's Eve! Moderate is the word!)
Brain Birth Defects Successfully Reversed Through Stem Cell Therapy.
Another funeral in the Nation's Capital, a procession down
Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol's Rotunda. Flags
fly at half staff to mourn the passing of a great soul admired and loved by many.
notable and celebrated individuals, loved and admired by the
people, including Hollywood and Broadway legends, walk though
the Pearly Gates into higher dimensions this year.
1/10 CNN: Johnny Grant, honorary Hollywood major dies, 84. 1/10 CNN: EDMUND
HILLARY, First Man to Climb Mt. Everest, Dies at 88. 1/16 CNN: Troubled
actor Brad Renfro dies at 25. 1/18 Yahoo News: Chess master BOBBY FISCHER dies
at 64. 1/19 CNN: "Brady Bunch actor dies, 84, Allan Melvin portrayed Sam the
Butcher." 1/20 CNN: Actress SUSAN PLESHETTE dies 70. FRANCES LEWINE,
trailblazing journalist dies, she was 86. JOHN STEWART, former Kingston Trio
member, dead at 68. 1/22 CNN: Actor HEATH LEDGER dead at 28, possible drug
overdose, nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain.
(What a shock! I
hope this tragedy brings some young actors on the rise to their senses before
it's too late! Lohan! Spears! Whitehouse! Get a grip! Ledger was
entering his Saturn Return, a time to grow up, sadly it's too late for Heath.)
1/24 New York Times: LOIS NETTLESON, 80,
Dies; Acted on Stage and TV. 1/26 CNN: CHRISTIAN BRANDO, son of Marlon Brando,
dead at 49. 1/28 Yahoo: Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Mormon Church,
dead at 97. 1/29 NBC: MARGARET TRUMAN dead at 83. 2/4 CNN: 'General Hospital'
actress dies at 49, SHELL KEPLER played the gossipy nurse on the soap opera.
2/5 MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI Dies, 91. 2/7 CNN: Former ABC News reporter McWethy
dies in ski accident, 61. 2/11 CNN: 'Jaws' actor ROY SCHEIDER dead at 75. 2/14
Comcast: "Rhoda" Actor DAVID GROH dies, 68. 12/15 Drudge: Court
declares millionaire adventurer STEVE FOSSETT dead after 5 months after his
plane went missing over the Nevada desert. 2/27 NY Times: Author, Commentator,
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR. dead, 82. 3/18 Yahoo News: Oscar winning director
MINGHELLA dies, 54. CNN: '2001' Author ARTHUR C. CLARKE dies, 90. 3/20 CNN:
Oscar-winner actor PAUL SCOFIELD dies of leukemia, 86. 3/27 CNN: Legendary
actor RICHARD WIDMARK dead at 93. 3/30 Yahoo: 'Killing Fields' Photographer
Survivor, DITH PRAN Dies, 65. 4/6 Yahoo: Film legend CHARLTON HESTON dead at
84. 4/23 Al Wilson, hit No. 1 with Show and Tell,
dead at 68. I Go Crazy singer Paul Davis dead, 60.
5/8 CNN: Country
music legend EDDIE ARNOLD dead, almost 90. 5/13 NY Times: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG,
Titan of American Art, Dead at 82. 5/16 CNN: California wine pioneer MONDAVI
dies, 94. (It's the wine that kept him
going. I'll just keep drinking it myself. Great wine!) 5/20 CNN: Top Carter Aide HAMILTON JORDAN Dies, 63. 5/25
CNN: Laugh-In comic DICK MARTIN dead at 86.
5/26 Yahoo: SYDNEY POLLACK, Film Director and Actor, Dead at 73. 5/29 CNN:
Comic actor HARVEY KORMAN dead at 81.
6/2 CNN: BO DIDLEY, Rock and Rock pioneer, dead at 79. 6/3 CNN: Actor-director
MEL FERRER, former husband of Audrey Hepburn, dies, 90. 6/7 AOL Sports:
Legendary Sportscaster JIM MCKAY dies, 87. 6/8 CNN: "Wonderful Life"
actor BOB ANDERSON dies, 75. 6/13 CNN: TIM RUSSERT, NBC Correspondent,
Meet the Press, dead from a coronary embolism at 58 (his second
Saturn return). 6/14 CNN: NBC Sportscaster CHARLIE JONES
Dies, 77. 6/17 Drudge: Visual Effects Mastermind STAN WINSTON Dies of Cancer
at 62: his work included "Jurassic Park," "Terminator" and others.
AOL News: "Singing in the Rain" Dancer CYD CHARISSE dies, 86. 6/23
Yahoo: GEORGE CARLIN mourned as counterculture hero. CNN: Comedian George
Carlin dies of heart failure, 71. CNN: 'Mary Hartman,' 'Grease' star DODY
GOODMAN dies, 93. 7/4 NY Times: JESSE HELMS, Conservative Force in the Senate,
Dies at 86. 7/12 Yahoo: Ex-Bush spokesman TONY SNOW dies of cancer, 53. CNN:
Famed heart surgeon DEBAKEY dead at 99. 7/22 CNN: Golden Girls actress
ESTELLE GETTY dead, 84. 8/3 NY Times: ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN, Russian Nobel
Prize winning author, dead at 89. 8/4 CNN: Braves announcer Skip Carey dies,
68. 8/9 Bernie Mac dead at 50. 8/10 ISAAC HAYES dead, 65. 8/15 Washington Post: JERRY WEXLER dead at 91, influential Producer
helped to shape R & B. CNN: NPR commentator dies at 53. 8/21 CNN:
NFL union chief Gene Upshaw dies, 63. 8/21 Clinton email: Congresswoman
STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES. 9/2 Pop Eater: 'King of Voiceovers' DON LAFONTAINE
Dies, 68. 'Bandit' actor REED dies, 71. 9/3 CNN: 'Peanut' animator
BILL MELENDEZ dies, 91. 9/5 NY Times: ROBERT GIROUX publisher dead at 94. 9/12
Variety: Broadcast Legend GEORGE PUTNAM dead, 94. 9/17 CNN: Motown legend
WHITFIELD dies, 67. "I heard it through the grapevine..." 9/20
CNN: 'Tutti Fruitti' drummer EARL PALMER dead, 84. 9/27 CNN: PAUL NEWMAN
has died, 83. (A common age for the famous to leave the planet is
their Uranus Return (83-84). I was lucky enough to meet the handsome,
talented actor. Paul is in my memoir!) 10/2
CNN: TV's Mr. Clean HOUSE PETERS, JR. dies at 92. 10/3 MSNBC: Kingston Trio's
NICK REYNOLDS dies at 75, group jump-started revival folk scene of late 1950s. 10/10
CNN: Longtime 'All My Children' Character Dies at 90, EILEEN HERLIE played
Myrtle Fargate for more than three decades. 10/13 Yahoo: Actor GUILLAUME
DEPARDIEU dead at 37 from pneumonia. 10/16 CNN: Muriel cigar beauty EDIE ADAMS
dies at 81. 10/17 CNN: Four Tops lead singer LEVI STUBBS dies, 72. 10/20 CNN:
'Worst Dressed' critic MR. BLACKWELL dies, 86. 10/30 CNN: Rob Reiner's Mom,
had key line in When Harry Met Sally, dies, 94. 10/31 CNN: Acclaimed
author STUDS TERKEL dies at 96. 11/5 NY Times: MICHAEL CRICHTON, author of
blockbuster science fiction novels Jurassic Park, Andromeda Strain and
State of Fear has died, 66. (Michael was one of my clients.
I'm sorry to receive news of his passing on my birthday. He was a Scorpio
too.) 11/10 Yahoo: South African musical legend MIRIAM
MAKEBA dies, 76. 11/25 NY Times: Gerald Schoenfeld, Theater Impresario, dies,
84. 12/3 NY Times: Odetta, Freedom's Voice, dies, 77. 12/6 NY Times:
Sunny von Bulow, Heiress at Center of Attempted Murder Trials, dies at 77,
after spending 28 years in a coma. Pop Eater: Paul Benedict,
Jeffersons' actor, dies at 70. 12/7 Pop Eater: Beverly Garland, My
Three Sons, B-Movie Actress, Dies, 82. (Many years ago I gave
her a reading!) Emmy-Nominated Actress Nina Foch dies,
84. (More Uranus returns!) 12/10 Pop Eater:
Mrs. Doubtfire actor, Robert Prosky, dies, 77. 12/12 CNN:
1950s pinup model Bettie Page dead, 85. CNN: Screen veteran
Van Johnson dead, 92. 12/19 Yahoo: Mark Felt, Watergate's 'Deep
Throat,' die at 95. 12/25
Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter dies, 78. 12/29 CNN: "Superstar"
songwriter Delaney Bramlett dies, 69. He worked with the who's who of rock
acts of terrorism or war take place in a city where the mountains meet the sea.
More than one
luxury liner is lost at sea, in one instance, most of the passengers also
Email/Wikipedia: MV Princess of the Stars, ferry owned by Flipino shipping
company Sulcipio Lines (capacity for 1,992 passengers), capsized off
the coast of San Fernando, Rambion, at the height of category 2 Typhoon
Fengshen, with a reported loss of 700-800 passengers and crew; 40 were rescued
and only 350 bodies recovered. 8/3 CNN: Choppy
seas rattle cruise ships, passengers. Several injured in storm off New
Zealand. 9/27 CNN: Cargo ship with 10 crew sinks off Black Sea coast. 12/5
CNN: Cruise ship hits ice, stranded in Antarctica.
Scandal in high
places reveals dirty secrets that bring shame and disgrace
in their wake. 1/24
Reuters: French bank Societe General reels from record $7 billion rogue trader
fraud! (But I never mentioned the money or
the incredible loss!)
"Biggest trading scandal in banking history!" 1/27 Yahoo: Probe
launched over Detroit mayor texts relating to alleged affair with aide and his
lying under oath. 3/10 NY Times: N.Y. Governor Elliot Spencer Is Linked to
Prostitution Ring. Spitzer: "I apologize to the public. I have acted in a way
that violated my obligations to my family." Four Charged With Running Online
Prostitution Ring. Governor resigns, etc. (I had a problem with updating my site, but it was all over the news so you
couldn't have missed it! This has to be the "dirty secrets" prediction for the
year, I think! We'll have to wait and see!) 3/14 Drudge:
Republican treasurer diverted up to $1million into personal accounts. AND
Legal cloud lingers over Spitzer. Hooker to testify at grand jury. Spitzer's
lawyers worked at office handing prostitution case. New York Post: OMG,
I just did the governor! AND Feds peek at transactions of Americans without
their knowledge. 3/19 Drudge: DRAMA: New NY Governor admits bedding women ...
jealousy over wife's affair. 3/31 CNN: HUD chief resigns amid ethics probe.
4/17 CNN: Oklahoma sheriff ran sex slave operation from jail. 5/7 Drudge: 6
fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State University. 6/20 CNN:
Will McClellan's testimony hurt Bush? 7/10 NY Times: Representative Rangel
Rents 4 Apartments at Bargain Prices!! 7/23 CNN: Detroit Mayor lied about
other affairs, DA says. 9/4 CNN: Detroit Mayor pleads guilty to 2 felony
charges, steps down, will serve time, pay fine $1M. 10/19 Drudge/TimesOnline:
Sarkozy dismay as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French Head of IMF, in sex scandal.
hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, tornadoes and storms wreck havoc in highly populated areas. There
is great suffering, loss of life and loss of property.
1/5 CNN: Western storm causes
flooding, levee break. 3,500 trapped. Drudge: Fierce Arctic storm pounds
California -- mountains under 5 feet of snow. 1/6 CNN: Winter storms leave 3
dead in West. 1/8 Reuters: Powerful storms, tornadoes hit Midwest. 1/10 CNN:
Storms tear through Alabama and Mississippi, causing scattered property damage
and some injuries. KIROTV: Tornado touches down in Vancouver, Washington
neighborhood. 1/22 CNN: Sinkhole swallows flooded street in Chicago. 1/27
Drudge: Southern California hit by another storm. 2/6 Yahoo: Tornadoes rip
through South, killing 44. 2/7 CNN: Families die together in the night of the
twisters. 55 dead. 2/19 Drudge: Snow again in Jerusalem. Heavy Snow Brings
Greece to Standstill. 2/26 CNN: Storms leave 93,000 without power in
southeast, homes destroyed. 2/26 CNN: Big storms hit in North and South. 3/4
Drudge: Storms Pack Widespread Trouble. 3/15 CNN: Storm smacks Atlanta,
tornado tore through downtown, dozens hurt. 3/18 Drudge: Beijing shrouded in
dust as sandstorm besieges capital. CNN: Storms flood Southern states, killing
2. 3/20 CNN: Snow on first day of spring in Chicago. 3/22 Yahoo: Flooding,
heavy snow plague Midwest. 4/1 CNN: Storms, Tornadoes, and Snow throughout the
Midwest and East. 4/4 CNN: Tornado hits Little Rock. Storms sweep across
Southeast. 4/5 Science Daily: Spring Flooding in US Forecast, But People Still
Build on Flood Plains. Why do people build on the slopes of active
volcanoes? That's always fascinated me! Look at highly populated Naples across
the water from Mount Vesuvius. Downright amazing! 4/10
CNN: Strong tornadoes hit Texas, Oklahoma,
Michigan, flip oil rigs. 4/11 CNN: Storms pound heartland; 2 die in flooding.
4/29 Yahoo: 3
tornadoes rip through Virginia, more than 200 people hurt. CNN: 140 homes hit
by Virginia tornadoes. 5/2 CNN: Arkansas storms kill 7. Drudge: Twisters tear
up 4 states. May blizzards shuts down parts of North Dakota. 5/3 CNN:
Tornadoes rip through Arkansas killing 8, 350 homes destroyed. 5/4 Yahoo:
Powerful cyclone kills at least 351 in Myanmar, state run TV reports. 5/5
Yahoo: Almost 4,000 die in cyclone in Myanmar. with 3,000 others unaccounted
for. Toll could reach 10,000. Myanmar death toll exceeds 15,000. 5/6 Yahoo:
Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000. NY Times: Air flows to Myanmar
as death toll rises to 22,500. Drudge: 50,000 feared dead in Myanmar
storm. 5/7 Yahoo: 60,000 dead or missing in Burma/Myanmar. 5/7 CNN: 124-mph
winds hit Oklahoma. 5/8 CNN: Witnesses report tornado in Mississippi. AND
Myanmar misery deepens. Storm left a million homeless. NY Times: Myanmar's
biggest city still paralyzed after 5 days. 5/9 CNN: Myanmar seizes UN air
supplies, 'not ready' to let in US. Drudge: 500,000? Burma death toll 'worse
than tsunami.' 5/10 CNN: Death toll rises to 18 in Midwest storms. 5/10
Drudge: 22 dead in US storm outbreak. 5/11 Yahoo: Boat carrying Myanmar Red
Cross aid sinks, toll climbs beyond 28,000. Reuters: Tornadoes kills 21,
injure hundreds in US.
initial impression was ... Myanmar will be hit by a second monsoon or cyclone.
Drudge: Red Cross:
Projected death toll in Myanmar: 128,000. 5/17 Reuters: Myanmar death toll
soars. Diplomats tour delta. 5/18 CNN: Myanmar children near starvation, group
5/22 Yahoo: Tornadoes rip through Colorado, Kansas, 1 killed.
5/24 Yahoo: More tornadoes strike Kansas, Oklahoma, 2 killed.
5/26 Yahoo: Lethal storms kill 8 in Iowa and Minnesota.
5/28 CNN: 2008 could set tornado death record.
5/29 CNN: Possible tornado strikes Nebraska.
5/30 Yahoo: Tropical storm Alma slams Nicaragua, then weakens. CNN: Storm
derails train, slams Nebraska homes. 6/1
CNN: Tropical storm moves across Yucatan.
6/2 CNN: Tornado rips 103 year old church down to its piano keys. 6/3 CNN:
Bank windows implode in Iowa as tornado hits. 6/4 CNN: Storms wreck Indiana
homes. Moscow, Indiana: Twisters rip up homes, leave one dead, one woman
impaled with a limb. 6/5 CNN: 3 dead in severe weather across country: A band
of storms that moved east from Indiana splintered homes, swept vehicles from
flooded roads and dumped a historic bridge into a river. A woman died
Wednesday when a tree fell on a vehicle in Annandale, Virginia. A sate of
emergency was declared in 15 Virginia counties. (This storm was witnessed personally, and it was scary!)
6/8 CNN: Deadly storms flood the Midwest. 6/9 CNN: Storm drops travel trailer
on woman in Michigan, killing her. Flood waters, death toll rises after
weekend storms. Six deaths in Michigan. 6/12 AOL News: Twister kills 4,
injures dozens at Boy Scout camp in Iowa. Scouts praised in tornado aftermath.
CNN: Twisters kill 2 in Kansas, devastation in Chapman. 4,00 evacuated as
river jumps banks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 7/22 Yahoo: 700 missing after
Philippines typhoon sinks ferry. 2/28 CNN: Strong storms hit plains; 2 dead in
7/15 CNN: Bertha pounds Bermuda, heads back to sea. 7/19 CNN: Tropical
storm closes in on Carolinas. 6/22 Yahoo: Texas, Mexico prepare for Tropical
Storm Dolly. HELLO HURRICANE DOLLY targets Texas! Drudge: Bullseye:
Brownsville. 7/23 CNN: Hurricane Dolly begins assault on Texas. 7/24 CNN:
Storms hit New England, one killed. 7/25 Yahoo: South Texas begins cleanup
after Dolly. 7/24 CNN: Severe storms in New England. 7/26 CNN: 3-month old
cries save him from tornado wreckage where grandmother was killed and
grandfather blown into the yard in New Hampshire. Drudge: Tarantulas, fire
ants lurk in floodwaters in South Texas. 8/3 Drudge: Rain, thunder, typhoons
forecast for Beijing games. Drudge: HOUSTON on alert: EDOUARD could be near
HURRICANE strength on landfall. TROPICAL STORM WARNING issued for LOUISIANA COAST. 8/4 CNN: Tornado kills 3 in France. Severe storm
in NY mountains topples trees that block road and crush car. 8/5 Yahoo:
EDOUARD hits Texas coast with strong winds, rain. 8/5 CNN: Severe weather hits
Chicago: tornado and strong thunderstorms blackout city. Tropical Storm
Edouard pushes into HOUSTON. Lightning blasts as tornado sirens sound in
downtown CHICAGO. 8/9 Headline News: Storms kill at least 93 in North KOREA.
30 killed in mining accident. VIETNAM flood and landslide death toll rises to
82. 8/17 Yahoo: Tropical storm lashes CUBA with winds, rain. CNN: Visitors
leaving FLORIDA KEYS as FAY nears. 8/18 CNN: 10 HAITIANS killed in storm.
Hurricane warning posted for parts of FLORIDA. 8/19 Yahoo: FAY comes ashore as
storm, not hurricane. Drudge: Tropical Storm Fay soaks southwest Florida. CNN:
FAY spawns twisters, could become hurricane. Drudge: DOUBLE STRIKE:
'Boomerang' Fay gains strength over FLORIDA. 8/21 CNN: Tropical Storm FAY
parks off Florida. Mail truck pushed through flood in Palm Bay. Drudge: THE
GREAT FLOOD OF FLORIDA. FAY Catastrophic Event: 30 inches of rain. Alligators
swimming in streets! FAY makes another FLORIDA landfall. (What a babe!) Storms
hits Florida for 4th day! 8/22 Reuters: 6 Florida deaths blamed on storm
FAY. Storm downs powerline, sparks fly. 8/23 Yahoo: FAY's fourth landfall is
one for the record books. Gulf Coast braces as FAY sneaks up; toll at 11. 8/24
CNN: FAY downgraded but still threatening. Bush declares 'MAJOR DISASTER' area
in FLORIDA. 8/25 Drudge: Tornado hits Denver area on eve of DNC Convention.
8/26 CNN: GUSTAV upgraded to a HURRICANE. 8/27 CNN: GUSTAV batters Haiti, may
strengthen. Yahoo: GUSTAV kills 22, US Gulf Coast prepares. CNN: New Orleans
keeps wary eye on GUSTAV. 8/28 CNN: Strengthening GUSTAV heads for
JAMAICA. Tropical Storm HANNA develops in the Atlantic. NBC News: 59 killed in
the Caribbean by GUSTAV. AP: Tourists, residents flee as Gustav swamps
JAMAICA, leaving 67 people dead in HISPANIOLA. 8/29 BBC: INDIA flood
evacuations continue. JAMAICA lashed by tropical storm GUSTAV. Drudge:
Hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, hit PHOENIX area. 8/30 CNN: Babies, moms
cling to roofs in INDIA'S flood. Major HURRICANE GUSTAV picks up strength as
it passes over CARIBBEAN...extreme danger. NY Times: Thousands flee NEW
ORLEANS ahead of hurricane. NY Times: Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation is
Ordered in NEW ORLEANS for what the city's mayor said may be called "the storm
of the century." GUSTAV prompts talks of altering RNC agenda. 8/31 Yahoo: Gulf
Coast Residents Flee Ahead of powerful Gustav. Gustav rips across CUBA,
250,000 evacuate. India seizes private boats to reach flood victims. CNN:
INDIA flood victims face food shortages. Yahoo: Gustav destroys homes, sparks
flooding in CUBA. 9/1 Yahoo: Gustav weakens to category 3 as it nears LA
coast. NY Times: 2 million flee storm; GOP cuts back. Tropical Storm HANNA
drenches Bahamas. Drudge: Hurricane Winds Miss New Orleans. NY Times: Power
Storm Starts to Lash Gulf Coast. HANNA becomes HURRICANE. Drudge: Tropical
Depression IKE forming in the Atlantic. GUSTAV knocks out power to 800,000. 7
US deaths linked to storm. Roads flooded. Towns cut off in MISSISSIPPI. 9/2
Yahoo: New Orleans Mayor: Please don't come home yet! HANNA lashes Bahamas,
threatens US East Coast. CNN: Trio of storms stir up Atlantic. 9/3 Yahoo:
Hanna dumps more rain on flood-plagued Haiti. My Way: Tropical quartet: 4
storms with more to come. Get used to it. CNN: IKE becomes hurricane; HANNA
threatens U.S. Later: IKE now category 4, HANNA still threatening East Coast.
9/4 CNN: HANNA kills 61 in Haiti. Yahoo: Chaos, desperation From Hanna's
floods in Haiti. 9/5 CNN: HANNA gets stronger, IKE move in. 9/6 CNN: Hanna
hits CAROLINAS, heads up East Coast. Hanna kills 130 in Haiti. Drudge: IKE
worries South FLORIDA. Tropical Storm Hanna flooding Fairfax, VIRGINIA, water
waist high! 9/7 CNN: Ike's damage to the islands 'pretty huge'. Drudge: Direct
hit damages 80% of Grand Turks' homes, people cowering in closets. Yahoo: Ike
blasts Turks and Caicos, floods Haiti again, as category 4 hurricane. CNN:
Hanna heads up the coast, flights delayed. Hanna's waves erode beaches. CNN:
IKE floods, kills 48 in Haiti, cuts off aid to parts of HAITI. Ike threatens
CUBA, makes Gulf Coast queasy. IKE makes landfall in CUBA, wind 125 MPH. Dear
me! 9/8 Yahoo: Deadly Ike kills 58 more in Haiti, rakes CUBA, could hit Havana
head-on, may swipe FLORIDA KEYS. 9/9 Yahoo: Storm-fatigued Gulf Coast in
crosshairs again. IKE kills 4 in Cuba, takes aim at Mexico, US Gulf. 9/10
Yahoo: IKE gains strength over Gulf, aims for Texas. CNN: Texans told to get
out of Ike's way. Ike topples waves over sea walls in the Keys. IKE could hit
Texas as a Category 4! 9/11 CNN: Texas flee 7 coastal counties ahead of Ike.
Drudge: Houston Hurricane; Track Moves Ike Over Metro. 9/12 CNN: WARNING to
TEXANS living along the coast in single family dwellings, IKE may bring
'certain death,' if they do not evacuate. 'Texans staring into the barrel of a
gun!' 9/13 Weather Channel: 4M without power in Houston because of IKE. CNN:
IKE floods historic district of Galveston with 7 feet of seawater and knocked
out power. Hurricane destroyed Galveston in 1900. 9/14 NY Times: Hurricane
Damage is Extensive in Texas. CNN: Wanda Collins in Galveston: "I've never
seen water like this" in 30 years. Reuters: Weakened Ike moves on after
battering Gulf Coast. CNN: Nearly 2,000 rescued in the Galveston area in Ike's
wake. Ike's lashing leave 13 dead in 3 states. 9/15 CNN: IKE leaves long trail
of destruction. Update: Ike leaves 27 dead from the Gulf to the Great Lakes.
Galveston city leaders urged the 15,000 to 20,000 left on the barrier island
to leave, saying they can't provide essential services. Those who evacuated
were told not to return. Galveston homes shattered. The island is devastated.
9/19 CNN: Their house survived Ike, but it's the only one left in Gilchrist,
Texas. They also lost a house to Rita in 2005. (Do you think they'll be moving
inland now?) Drudge: Some Ike victims may not be allowed to rebuild. BBC:
HAITI 'overwhelmed' after storms...country devastated. 9/27 CNN: Kyle gains
hurricane strength as it approaches BERMUDA. 9/28 Yahoo: Hurricane Kyle races
toward NOVA SCOTIA, MAINE on alert. 9/29 CNN: Hurricane Kyle batters Nova
Scotia. Drudge: Hurricane hits CANADA! 10/2 CNN: Hundreds missing after
Hurricane Ike, more than 300, as alligators loom over submerged cars, remnants
of homes have sunk into the ocean. 10/4 CNN: Birds abandon IKE'S devastation,
leaving silence. Storms death toll in HAITI rises to nearly 800. 10/7 CNN:
Tropical Storm Marco makes landfall in MEXICO. 10/8 Yahoo: Hurricane Norbert
becomes Category 3 storm in the Pacific and will hit the southern BAJA
peninsula and MEXICO mainland. 10/11 Yahoo: Hurricane Norbert slams into
MEXICO'S Baja coast. 10/12 CNN: Tropical Storm Nana forms in eastern Atlantic.
10/14 CNN: Tropical Storm Omar forms in the CARIBBEAN. 10/15 CNN: Hurricane
Omar's winds up to 85 mph. 10/16 Drudge: Omar become Category 3 hurricane in
Caribbean. 10/15 CNN: Deadly flooding in Yemen, 46 dead, 20,000 homeless. 11/7
Yahoo: Hurricane watch issued for parts of CUBA as Paloma barrels toward
CAYMAN ISLANDS. 11/8 Yahoo: Powerful Hurricane Paloma menaces storm-weary
CUBA. 11/9 Drudge: Hurricane Paloma slams CUBA. 12/1 CNN: Parts of VENICE neck
deep in flood water. 12/10 CNN: Storm damages schools west of Atlanta. 12/12
CNN: Power outages will last through weekend in Boston. An ice storm brought
down trees and has left 350,000 residents without power. Governor declares
state of emergency.
Yahoo: Heavy rains pound Italy.
Rome declares emergency.
A beloved Queen
decides to step down and pass her throne on to the younger generation.
at high speed. Human error brings horror and great loss.
3/9 Yahoo News: 18 dead in train-bus crash in Argentina.
4/27 CNN: Pre-dawn train collision between two passenger trains kills 43 in
China, injures 247. 4/28 Passenger train collision kills 70 in eastern China.
6/4 USA Today: Commuter train crash near Boston kills 1: two commuter trains
collided and derailed during rush hour, 14 taken to the hospital. 9/13 Drudge:
24 dead, 135 critically injured as freight train collides with commuter train
near Los Angeles. 6/22/2009 CNN: 4 die after 2 DC Metro
trains collide in Maryland, 70 injured. Many injured limp away from the
trains. 6/23 Washington Post: Death Toll Rises to 9 in Metro Red Line Crash.
Experts suspect system failure, operator error. More than 75 injured. Crash
was supposed to be impossible.
A popular male
campaigning for the presidency dies before the Convention or
Election Day. (11/8: Could this be before the swearing in ceremony on January
excellence finally receives its due recognition and honors in the minds of
many. This has to include
the athletic excellence of our Olympians! They are true artists in their own
way! Michael Phelps for one! 8/22 Drudge: Fastest Man on Earth: More Gold for
A great lady is
laid to rest beside the great man she loved as many sing her praises.
uneasiness, unrest and widespread disease in large proportions in Asian
countries, cities, and villages. 1/24 Drudge: India battles worst
bird flu outbreak. Reuters: Authorities worry bird
flu will hit major India city. 1/28 Drudge: India swoops on homes in raids to
halt bird flu. 4/6 Science Daily: New and Deadly Viruses Passed Through Sweet
Food and Domestic Animals...Nipah virus producing brain and lung disease,
which emerged from Singapore and Malaysia ten years ago, is now spreading to
rural India and Bangladesh, killing 3/4 of people infected in some outbreaks!
5/3 CNN: China on alert over deadly child virus. 5/5 Drudge: WHO: Deadly child
virus in China no threat to Olympics ... says 6,300 cases in viral outbreak
.... CNN: 11,900 kids in China get virus, 26 dead. 5/9 CNN: The tragedy in
Myanmar. (Read the
8/26 Drudge: Mystery virus kills 160 in India. 9/19 BBC: 'Over 500' Indian
troops have HIV (elite paramilitary force in India). 12/13 Drudge: Health
scare in Indian state as bird flu spreads.
One overthrow of
power is followed by another as governments around the world anxiously
watch and wait.
Kenya opposition leader rejects power sharing. 1/24 Reuters: Verbal attacks
stoke Kenya crisis, despite talks. (Are
the eyes of the world now on Israel and Gaza?) 1/27
Latest ethnic Kenya clashes kill 69.
3/1 Yahoo News: Armenia declares state of emergency after police used tear gas
and fired shots in the air to disperse demonstrators charging fraud in last
month's presidential election. 3/4 Drudge: South America on Brink of War. 3/6
CNN: Nicaragua breaks off ties with Columbia. 8/10 CNN: Russian invades
Georgia. 8/25 Yahoo: Pakistan's ruling coalition collapses amid dissent a week
after Musharraf's ouster.
is real threat of nuclear war with dire consequences possible for great
numbers. 1/22 Guardian
Unlimited: PRE-EMPTIVE NUCLEAR STRIKE A KEY OPTION, NATO TOLD: "Calling
for root-and-branch reform of NATO and a new pact drawing the US, NATO and the
European Union together in a "grand strategy" to tackle the challenges of an
increasingly brutal world, the former armed forces chiefs from the US,
Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands insist that a "first strike"
nuclear option remains an "indispensable instrument" since there is
realistic prospect of a nuclear-free world".
(Makes you feel really secure as a citizen of this planet,
doesn't it?) 4/8 Science Daily: Regional Nuclear Conflict Would Create Near-Global Ozone
Hole, Study Says ... should limited nuclear weapons exchange occur between
India and Pakistan using their current arsenal.
11/1 Email: National Terror Alert Response Center: Iranian Nuke Scientist:
Weekend Quake was a Nuclear Test.
The discovery of
vast reserves of oil and/or gas make a once poor nation rich indeed.
2/22 Science Daily: Titan's Surface Organics Surpass Oil Reserves on Earth.
(I never considered off planet!
Now it'll be a race in space for the oil!) 3/29 Next Energy News: Massive
Oil Deposit Could Increase US Reserve 10x. (Is the teetering US economy going to be saved by this find? Will our own oil
take away the dependency on Middle Eastern oil?) 4/23 CNN: Brazil oil find "May
End Reliance on Middle East."
Late spring -
early summer is an economic upswing. 6/12 Drudge: Retail sales jump by
largest amount in 6 months. NY Times: Tax Checks Yield Surprising Growth in
A new Gold
Rush draws many fortune seekers to far northern climes.
1/24 Drudge: Gold reaches $910
oz. (Maybe the gold rush is already on!)
8/24/2011 Mail Online: Massive seam of
gold worth at least 9 Billion discovered in hard-up region of GERMANY.
scandals involve both the Protestants and the
Catholics. Religious leaders come under close scrutiny as disillusioned parishioners
question their faith and blind obedience to outmoded
teachings and practices. Hypocrisy among the leaders causes many to seek
another path to the divine. 2/2 CNN: Nun, 79, Accused of
Sexual Assault to Spend One Year in Jail, 9 Years on Probation. She used to
rule St. Patrick's Church in Milwaukee. It is still not clear how many boys
she took advantage of! 2/23 CNN: Priest spent hundreds of thousands of church
money on secret family of a wife and three children. Sentenced to 63 months in
prison. He is also to repay the Romance Catholic Diocese of Richmond $591,000,
and faces deportation to the Philippines after serving his prison term.
(They should allow priests and nuns to marry in
the opinion of this author!) 2/25 NY Times: Americans
Change Faith at Rising Rate, Report Finds. More than a quarter of adult
Americans have left the faith of their childhood to join another religion or
no religion... 7/6 CNN: Fake priest infiltrates St. Peter's. 10/22 CNN:
Follower: Evangelist Alamo had a 9-year old bride, and followers were often
beaten at his instruction. Alamo, 74, is awaiting prosecution for transporting
minors across the state line for sex. 10/25 CNN: Bishop in India who
adopted woman, 26, suspended.
polygamists face imprisonment and embarrassing public reprisal. Polygamist wives
seek divorces and greater independence.
2/26 CNN: Polygamist 'prophet' in
Arizona to face charges for marrying teenagers, 14 and 19, to older men. 4/4
CNN: Arrests, search warrants served at polygamist ranch. Dozens of children
taken from polygamist ranch, 52 altogether, 18 girls have been placed in
custody of the state under court order. 4/5 CNN: More than 180, 137 of them
children, taken from a polygamist compound in Texas as workers investigate
claims of physical and sexual abuse. 4/6 CNN: Police storm temple at
polygamist ranch. 4/7 CNN: Troopers probe Texas polygamist compound. 219 women
and children taken from compound. 4/8 Drudge/My Way: 400+ Kids Taken from
Polygamist Compound ... mostly girls in pioneer dresses ... largest child
welfare operation in Texas history.
5/23 Yahoo: Court says Texas illegally seized sect’s children. 5/28 CNN:
Photo seems to show polygamist sect leader kissing minor girl. 6/2 CNN: Court
orders polygamist children returned to parents. 6/5 CNN: Polygamists now face
criminal investigation. AND: Incest charges against Warren Jeffs dropped. 7/22 CNN: Sect leader Jeffs charged with child sex assault. Four followers
charged with sexually assaulting girls under 17, another with failure to
report child abuse. 7/28 CNN: Five members of polygamist sect, indicted with
Jeffs, surrender to face charges of sexual assault on girls under 17.
(An old Mormon boyfriend who became a polygamist wanted
me to be his third wife. One of those interesting experiences in my memoir.)
Even greater breakthroughs in electronics makes the
world even smaller in some aspects.
1/24 Reuters: Microsoft profit rises 79 pct, outlook bullish. Gates calls for
'creative capitalism' to help the world's 1 billion poor who live on less than
$1 a day. (I really like that Scorpio! Bill Gates is a
great man!) 3/5 Science Daily: Energy-Efficient Microchips Could Result
in Cell Phones Staying Charged 10 Times as Long, Self-Charging Electronics.
2/22 Yahoo News: Gates Sees Diminished Role for Keyboards, more touch screen
and voice technology to replace keyboards. 3/10 Science Daily: First
Advertisement to be Broadcast into Space! 3/14 Drudge: Bill Gates Predicts Big
Technological Leaps. 3/18 Science Daily: Single-crystal Semiconductor Wire
Built into an Optical Fiber...adding electronic abilities to optic fibers.
and floods plague continents and countries around the globe.
1/21 CNN: Fire burns 16 buildings
north of Boston. 1/25 Reuters: Fire Strikes Monte Carlo Hotel-Casino in Las
Vegas, 3,000 rooms evacuated. 1/28 CNN: Brush fires rage in four Oklahoma
counties. 1/28 CNN: Flooding in Arizona. Excessive rain in California creates
the risk of mudslides. 1/29 CNN: Brushfires in Texas near Fort Worth. 2//3
Reuters: Indonesian floods displace thousands, create chaos. 2.3 Texas
wildfires continue. 2/7 Flooding in Ohio for the fifth time! 2/8 My
Way: Official: 3 or more dead at Georgia sugar refinery explosion and fire.
2/9 CNN: Huge fire breaks out at London's Camden Gardens. 2/11 CNN: Wildfires
rage in Virginia, Carolinas. Wildfires threaten homes in drought-ravaged
South. 3/7 CNN: 2 firefighters killed in warehouse blaze. 3/10 Drudge: Midwest
Cleans Up After Record Snowfall... Record snowfalls mean big meltdown. 3/19
Yahoo: 2 dead, 2 missing in central US floods. CNN: 4 dead in Missouri
flooding. Wildfires in south Texas. Fire shoots into sky as oil well
erupts in Tennessee, at least one injured. Flooding
worsens in nation's midsection forcing dozens to flee their homes with dozens
of roads closed. River 33 feet above normal. 3/20 CNN: Rising waters threaten
more floods. 3/29 CNN: 75 feared dead in Tanzanian mine floods. And Fire
damages author Clancy's home. 4/3 CNN: 8 in one house die in fire. 4/4 CNN:
Two firefighters killed battling blaze in Ohio. 4/5 CNN: Massive fire in
Quebec destroys historic buildings. 4/11 CNN: Storms, tornadoes, snow hit
heartland. AND Clinton campaign office destroyed by fire.
4/26 CNN: 55 killed in mattress factory fire in Casablanca. AND 45 unaccounted
for in suspicious apartment fire in Norwich, CT, feared dead. Wreckage too hot
for search dogs. 4/28 CNN: California Sierra Madre Fire scorches acres ,
inhabitants evacuated.. 4/30 CNN: Raging fire approaches Grand Canyon. 5/12
CNN: Wildfires rage in 2 Florida counties. 5/13 Drudge: Florida wildfires hit
160 homes, arsonist sought. 5/17 CNN: Flooding fears in China spur
evacuations. Fear of a wall of water from two natural lakes created by the
earthquake has caused journalists and quake survivors to flee. 5/17 Headline
News: Flood and avalanche warnings in Washington State. 5/18 CNN: Everglades
fire scorches 33,000 acres in Florida. 5/19 CNN: Wildfire smoke moving toward
Miami, weather service says. 5/20 Yahoo: Fire breaks out at Berlin
5/23 Yahoo: China monitors flood threat from blocked rivers. 5/24 Yahoo:
Crews struggle to contain California wildfire. 5/26
Drudge: China sends troops as floods threaten 700,000 survivors in earthquake
6/1 CNN: Large fire burns at Universal Studio lot, sets and videos lost. 6/4
CNN: Petroleum tanker explodes from lightning strike in Kansas City's Fairfax
district. 6/7 CNN: Flooding threatens dams in Indiana. 6/8 CNN: 2 dead, 1
missing in Indiana flooding. Tornado hits Chicago suburbs. AND Fire destroys
Texas governor's mansion. 6/10 Yahoo: Flash floods inundate Wisconsin town for
second time. 6/10 CNN: China quake lake water rushes toward cities. And Dairy
farm in Wisconsin flooded, cows moo frantically. And Swollen river engulfs
most of Wisconsin town. 6/11 Yahoo: Sandbagged levee holds in Iowa, protects
city. CNN: Mississippi River floods may be worst since '93. Flood waters
continue to cut across large swaths of the Midwest. 6/12 CNN Headline News:
Levee breakdown reported in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, forced evacuation may close
Highway 30. 6/13 Yahoo: Rising waters force evacuation of hospital in Iowa.
CNN: 100 city blocks flooded in Cedar Rapids. CNN: Des Moines being evacuated
as waters rise. Drudge: Iowa damage indescribable! Reuters: Iowa flood
evacuations rise, losses seen in billions. 6/14 NY Times: In Midwest, Rising
Waters and Fears of Worse. Drudge: Flood waters swamp Iowa town, drinking
water all but gone. 6/15 CNN: 1 million flee from China floods; 55 dead.
Midwest flooding recedes, but desolation remains. Drudge: Des Moines levee
fails. 'Last effort' to save University of Iowa. 6/16 Yahoo: Southern China
flooding kills 57, more rain ahead. In Midwest floods, a broad threat to
crops. 6/17 Science Daily: Lower MIDWEST Braces for Floods. CNN: Floods add to
CHINA'S earthquake misery. Drudge: Feds: 17 levees could overflow if sandbags
fail. Flood victims worry...what's in the water? Reuters: Mississippi River
levees break, farmlands flooded. 6/18 Yahoo: Illinois levee breaches force
small town's evacuation. Drudge: Floods hit food prices! 6/18 CNN Headline
News: 5,000,000 acres flooding in Midwest, 7,800 square miles. 6/20 CNN: No
end in sight for Mississippi River flooding. 6/21 CNN: Iowa faces potential
crop loss of $3 billion. 3/24 Drudge: Residents keep fighting rising
Mississippi. Flood waters could linger for weeks... 3/25 Yahoo: Forest
fire near Athens, Greece, causes power cuts. 6/26 Drudge: Missouri and
Illinois again battered by rain, flooding. 6/27 Drudge: Levee breaks,
threatening eastern Missouri homes. 6/29 CNN: Wildfire smoke choking Northern
California (I had an email from a friend in Chico saying they can't go outside
and that it's hard to breathe!) 6/29 CNN: Forest Service: Wildfires could rage
for months. 6/30 Yahoo: Calif. firefighters battle more than 1,400 blazes. AND
Wildfire threatens Arizona town. 7/1 Drudge: Mississippi cresting above flood
stage at St. Louis. Inundated towns along the river ponder their future. 7/6
CNN: 37 hurt when fireworks misfire at show. 7/12 CNN: Body found in wildfire
scorched region. 7/25 CNN: 2,000 evacuated in Greek fires on the Island of
Rhodes, scorching 7,400 acres. 7/27 CNN: Flash flooding in Ruidoso, New
Mexico, 100 homes evacuated. 7/29 Headline News: Iowa flood washes away two
homes. Flooding in New Mexico. 8/2 CNN: Body found in wake of Turkey's
wildfires. 8/3 Drudge: TEXAS plagued by heat, drought, water parasites,
wildfires. 8/3 CNN: Bridger Teton National Forest Ablaze in WYOMING. 8/17 CNN:
Hundreds evacuated from GRAND CANYON flood after dam breaks. 8/18 CNN: Boaters
rescued from ledge in GRAND CANYON. 8/19 CNN: 750 homes flooded in SOUTH
TEXAS. AND Massive fire burns Egyptian parliament building in Cairo. 8/20 CNN:
8,000 homes flooded in FLORIDA. 8/22 CNN: Flames seen for miles after train
derails. Evacuation ordered as train explodes in OKLAHOMA CITY. 8/24 CNN: Huge
fire as Georgian train hits landmine. 8/25 Yahoo: 1 Million cut off by monsoon
floods in India. 8/28 CNN: Death toll in India flood reduced to 47. BBC:
Indian PM says flood 'a calamity.' 9/3 Yahoo: Some flooded Indian villagers
refuse evacuation. 9/11 CNN/Europe: Fire breaks out in Channel Tunnel under
the English Channel. 9/19 NY Times: War and Drought Threaten AFGHAN Food
Supply. 9/22 CNN: Floods gush on Puerto Rico streets. 10/5 CNN: Baby found
alive in mud days after Algerian floods that killed at least 41 people in
central Algeria. 10/12 CNN: Wildfire burns hundreds of acres near L.A. 10/13
CNN: 7 die in New York City fires. 10/13 Drudge: Fire burns 2,000 acres
northeast of Los Angeles. 10/22 CNN: Four dead in Michigan blaze. 11/8 CNN
Headline News: Heavy flooding in western Washington State. 11/13 CNN: Wind and
rain wreck havoc across the Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA. 11/20 Yahoo: Emaciated
children dying in HAITI, victims of food crisis after all the severe storms.
11/24 CNN: Wicked flood has thousands homeless in BRAZIL. 11/25
Drudge/Breitbart: Storm puts fire-scarred SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA on edge. 12/6
CNN: OHIO fire kills 4 children, 1 adult. 12/13 CNN: Flooding empties central
ROME. 12/15 CNN: Flooding leaves 50,000 homeless in COLUMBIA. 12/27: Yahoo: 3
kids, 4 adults killed by Philadelphia house fire.
summer season, the State of California shall suffer multiple fires, many created by arsonists, with extensive property damage and
considerable loss of life.
6/11 CNN: Fires burn dozens of California homes in Sacramento. Yahoo:
Wildfires in northern California scorch thousands of acres. 6/12 CNN: 30,000
cut off by wildfires near Paradise, California. 6/13 Drudge: California fires
force evacuations, destroy homes. 6/18 CNN Headline News: Wildfires in
Northern California out of control in Monterey County. 6/21 Yahoo: Wildfire
burns homes along Northern California coast. 6/22 Yahoo: California
firefighters wrestle with hundreds of blazes. CNN: Storms spark new California
wildfires. 6/23 Drudge: California fights 400 fires, bakes in heat wave. 6/24
Headline News: Over 800 wildfires sparked by lightning burning in California.
6/26 Drudge: Wildfire threatens 500 homes in Big Sur. 6/30 Yahoo: California
firefighters battle more than 1,400 blazes. Drudge: Enter US fleet of
firefighting air tankers battle blazes. 7/1 Yahoo: California
firefighters have to pick their battles. 7/2 Drudge: National Guard
called in to fight California wildfires. Drudge: Most residents told to
evacuate Big Sur...after wildfire jumps line.
(What a tragic place to burn! So beautiful
7/4 Yahoo: Wildfire chases July 4th visitors
from Big Sur. CNN: Fire threatens towns. Drudge: Fireworks fear in California
tinderbox. 7/5 Yahoo: Twin fires raging along California central coast. CNN:
Crews fighting wildfires, exhaustion, in Southern California. Some have gone
days without sleep. Drudge: 521,000 acres scorched; Keeps on burning. 7/6
Yahoo: Tired firefighters battle 330 Calif. wildfires. CNN: Crews forge
progress against California fires.7/8 CNN: Fire threatens 2,000 structures in
California. 1,780 blazes have scorched 614,000 acres in the past two weeks.
5,000 residents may have to evacuate. 7/9 Drudge: Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 74 homes destroyed in
Paradise last month. 7/11 Drudge: Wildfires Advance in California; Destroy
Washington homes. Drudge: California asks for Federal troops to fight fires.
7/13 Drudge: Fire threat to California town falls as winds dip. 713 CNN: Rain
helps firefighters, triggers mudslides. 7/27 CNN: Fire threatens 2,000 homes
in Yosemite. 7/28 Yahoo: Fire destroys 12 homes near Yosemite National Park. 7/28
Yahoo: Wildfires threaten homes and vacations in Yosemite. 8/4 Drudge/LA
Times: Hot spot in Ventura County reaches 800 degrees. Firefighters and
geologists are unsure why. (Volcano?) 10/13 CNN: One dead as winds fan Los
Angeles fire. 10/14 Drudge: Wildfires force frantic evacuations near Los
Angeles! Update: Second fire breaks out in San Fernando Valley. 11/14 CNN:
Fire destroys 100 homes in California in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area.
11/16 Yahoo: Southern California battles devastating wildfire. Drudge: Los
Angeles ringed by wildfires. 600 mobile homes burned. Wildfires chase patients
Desert sandstorms temporarily delay far worst destruction.
10/6 CNN: Haboob sandstorm turns
day to night in the Sudan! Perhaps this stops madness for a time.
property on the west coast of the North American continent.
markets show stability after the first quarter, with
prospects of the DOW reaching 17-18,000 in 2008, even if only
There will be an unusual number of airplane crashes
in remote geographical locations. 1/6 CNN: 6 die in Alaska small
plane crash. 2/1 Yahoo: Bolivian plane crash-lands, all survive, in a bog in
eastern Bolivia. 2/21 CNN: Jetliner reported missing in Venezuela. 2/22 CNN:
Jetliner crashes in Venezuela mountains, 46 killed. 6/10 AOL News: Dozens Die
in Sudanese Plane Crash. 2/23 CNN/ABC: Missing Big Island tour plane found, no
survivors. Crashed in mountainous area near Pahala. 6/28 CNN: Indonesia plane
crash victims found dead, 18 died in military transport plane. 6/21 Yahoo:
Rescuers search off Guam for crew of crashed B-52. At least two of the 6-man
crew recovered from the waters, but their condition was not immediately
available. 8/24 CNN: Medical team among 10 killed in small plane crash near
Moab, Utah. 9/2 Yahoo: Aid plane crashes in Congo with 7 on board, no
survivors. CNN: 9/15 No survivors in Russia jetliner crash. 9/17 KFoxtv: 4
dead in plane crash in Mexico. 10/4 CNN: Wreckage and remains of Fossett found
in Nevada mountains. 10/20 CNN: Catalina Island plane crash kills two. 11/28
CNN: Search teams hunt for jet crash remains in the Mediterranean. 11/29
Yahoo: French locate black boxes after Airbus A320 crash. 12/7 CNN/Local
10.com: 4 Presumed Dead in Apparent Midair Collision Over Everglades. 12/11
CNN/Houston News: 3 missing after chopper crash in the Gulf of Mexico on way
to oil rig. 12/16 Yahoo: Search on for plane near Turks and Caicos islands in
Caribbean. 7/26/2011 CNN:
Plane crash kills 78 in Morocco.
I still see
Julia Roberts with four children, even though she publicly claimed to
be finished with having children. The reason is unclear, especially if medical measures
were taken to prevent pregnancy. Her marriage is
secure, though I wish the paparazzi would leave her alone, along with all the other
celebrities. But that is the price of great fame on the
will marry and start his own family. He will have an awakening that
shakes him up and forces him to change some of his habits.
1/1/2011 I seem to have been a couple
years early on this prediction on George. Did he meet his lady love in 2008?
Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie shall produce another lovely biological child and marry in 2008.
Both of them shall continue to do humanitarian work in New Orleans and around the world.
These souls have reincarnated to serve and encourage others to do the same,
to help those in serious need.
2/7 CNN: Angelina Jolie in Iraq, Refugees Need Help. 2/26 CNN: Is Angelina Jolie
showing off a baby bump? TWINS? Wow! I didn't see that coming! But with their
fondness for children, two might be better than just one! 7/13 CNN: Doctor:
Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins, a girl and a boy! How lovely!
1/4/2011: CNN: Brad and Angelina donate
$2M to charity. (These two will continue to do good in
the world.) 6/16/2011 CNN: Angelina Jolie to visit Syrian refugees.
favorable for the financial markets.
(I was wrong on this
honored by the people. A crown of glory finds a worthy head bringing great responsibilities for decades
8/17 NY Times:
Teammates lift Michael Phelps to Record 8th Gold Medal in swimming in Beijing. 8/18 CNN:
Endorsements pure gold for Phelps! 8/22 Drudge: Fastest Man on Earth: More
Gold for Bolt. thisislondon.co.uk: Lightning strikes for third time as
Jamaican Bolt smashes third world record to take Olympic Gold No. 3 in the
Startling new scientific breakthroughs favor holistic
greater public acceptance. 3/9 Science Daily: Profound
Impact of Our Unconscious on Reaching Goals Revealed. (Have you seen The Secret or read the book?
This correlates with New Age thinking.) 3/16 Science
Daily: Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows. 3/24 Science Daily:
Eating Causes Stress, But Antioxidants Can Help! 4/1 Science Daily: Green Tea
Helps Beat Superbugs, Study Suggests. 4/2 Science Daily: Tai Chi Exercises
Improve Type 2 Diabetes Control, Study Suggests. 4/8 Science Daily: Yoga Poses
Can Prevent Falls in Women Over 65, Study Suggests. The Gazette: Common clay
can slay drug-resistant superbug. (Folk medicine is a very good thing!)
4/29 Science Daily: Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients
Taking Tamoxifen. 5/21 Science Daily: Burning Incense is Psychoactive: New
Class of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses. 5/26
Science Daily: Plant Flavonoid in Celery and Green
Peppers Found to Reduce Inflammatory Response in the Brain.
5/30 Yahoo: Computer trained to “read” mind images of words!
(Hal is almost here!)
6/4 Science Daily: Acupuncture
Reduces Pain and Discomfort in Neck and Head Cancer Patients After Neck
Science Daily: Eating Fish and Foods With Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Lower
Risk of Age-related Eye Disease. 6/13 Science Daily: Love that Garlic! Fresh
May be Better Than Bottled in its antibacterial properties. 7/2 Science Daily:
Shiitake Mushrooms May Improve Human Immune Function; Especially if Grown on
Old Oak Logs. 7/3 Science Daily: Benefits of Green Tea in Reducing an
Important Risk Factor for Heart Disease. AND Eating Broccoli May Keep Prostate
Cancer Away, Study Suggests. AND Spiritual Effects of Hallucinogens Persist,
Researchers Report (Sacred Mushrooms, etc.) 7/7 Science Daily: Effects of
Healing Touch Therapy Being Studied. 7/9 Science Daily: Herbal Remedy Reduces
Obesity and Heart Disease? 7/15 Science Daily: Positive Thinking is
Prescription for the Heart! 6/21 Science Daily: Hydrogen Vehicles Coming Soon?
Two Million Could Be on the Road by 2020. 7/23 Science Daily: Reflecting on
Values Promotes Love, Acceptance. 7/25 Science Daily: How Cranberry Juice Can
Prevent Urinary Tract Infections. 7/28 Science Daily: Mindfulness Meditation
Slows Progress of HIV, Study Suggests. 7/29 Science Daily: Structure of Heart
Can be Changed Through Exercise. AND Foods Rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acid
(CLA) Can Enrich Breast Milk. 7/30 Science Daily: Hypnosis Shown to Reduce
Symptoms of Dementia. 8/12 Science Daily: Running Slows the Aging Clock,
Researchers Find. (Duh! Exercise slows the aging clock, period!) 8/21 Science
Daily: You're Got to Have Hope: Studies Show 'Hope Therapy' Fights Depression.
9/1 Science Daily: Black Raspberries Slow Cancer By Altering Hundreds of
Genes. 9/5 Science Daily: Zen Training Speeds the Mind's Return After
Distraction, Brain Scan Reveals. AND Safe, Inexpensive Alternative to
Antibiotics Developed for Production of Biofuels and Biopharmaceuticals. 9/9
Science Daily: Next Stop: The Fourth Dimension, With Large Hadron Collider
Experiments. 9/10 Science Daily: Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Women With
Hormone Disorder Who Experience Fertility Challenges. 9/11 Science Daily:
World's Largest-ever Study of Near Death Experiences. 9/17 Science Daily:
Massage Therapy May Have Immediate Positive Effect on Pain and Mood for
Advanced Cancer Patients. (For everyone, actually!) 9/22 Science Daily:
Positive Thinking Trial in UK Aims to Prevent Childhood Depression. 10/13
Science Daily: St. John's Wort Relieves Symptoms of Major Depression, Study
Finds. 10/14 Science Daily: Vitamin D Key Player in Overall Health of
Several Body Organs, Says Biochemist.
(Vitamin supplements have played a major role in holistic health practices for
many decades!) 10/27 Science Daily: Green Tea May
Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes. AND Spirituality Protects Against Depression
Better Than Church Attendance. 11/2 Science Daily: Grapes and Grape Extract
May Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risks, Review Article Suggests. 12/2
Science Daily: Depression Treatment: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy as
Effective as Anti-depressant Medication, Study Suggests. AND Acupuncture Just
as Effective Without Needle Puncture, Study Shows. 12/9 Science Daily:
Vitamin E Shows Possible Promise in Easing Chronic Inflammation. 12/15 Science
Daily: Broccoli Compound Targets Key Enzyme in Late-stage Cancer. 12;26
Science Daily: Honey Adds Health Benefits, Natural Preservative and Sweetener
in Salad Dressings. 12/28 Science Daily: New Anti-cancer Component of
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Revealed. 1/2/2009
Science Daily: Grape-seed Extract Kills Laboratory Leukemia Cells, Proving
Value of Natural Compounds. 1/28 Science Daily: Trust Your Gut, Too Much
Thinking Leads to Bad Choices. 2/1 Science Daily: Blue Light Destroys
Antibiotic-resistant Staph Infection. (Color therapy is
a popular in esoteric healing practices. Blue light has always been known to
be very powerful!) ALSO: Chemists Shed Light on Health Benefits of
Garlic. 2/24 Science Daily: New Lab Evidence Suggests Preventive Effect of
Herbal Supplement DHEA, Red Clover in Prostate Cancer. 2/27/2009: Science
Daily: Trust Your Heart: Emotions May be More Reliable When Making Choices.
3/20 Reuters: Vitamin C wards off gout in men: study. 3/13 Science Daily:
Hatha Yoga Practice Lessens Fear of Falling in Older Adults, Study Finds. AND
How Cranberry Products Prevent Urinary Tract Infections. AND Drudge:
Scientists a step closer to reading minds. 3/17 Science Daily: Vitamin C
Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Gout in Men. 3/24 Science Daily: Special
Yogurt Fights Stomach Ulcer Bacteria. 3/26 Science Daily: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Reduce Risk of Advanced Prostrate Cancer. 4/1 Science Daily: Herbal
Medicines for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disease. 4/2 Science Daily:
Source of Major Health Benefits in Olive Oil Revealed. 4/6 Science Daily:
Tea Tree Oil and Silver Together More Effective Antiseptic. AND Omega-3
Kills Cancer Cells. 4/8 Science Daily: Melatonin May be Served as
Potential Anti-fibrotic Drug. 4/19 Science Daily: Wrist Acupuncture or
Acupressure Prevents Nausea from Anesthesia, Study Finds. 5/10 Science
Daily: Meditate Your Way to Better Bladder Health. 5/13 Science Daily:
New Method Used to Detect 17 Antibiotics in Honey. 5/14 Science Daily:
Medicinal Plant, Saint John's Wort, May Reduce Neuronal Degeneration Caused by
Parkinson's Disease. 5/15 Science Daily: Ginseng: Nature's Anti-inflammatory?
AND Medicinal Plant Kava Safe and Effective in Reducing Anxiety, Study
Suggests. 5/28 Science Daily: Green Tea Extract Shows Promise in Leukemia
Trials. AND Healing With Light. Optical Technology Controls Living Cells. 6/3
Science Daily: Tai Chi Improves Pain in Arthritis Sufferers. 6/15 Science
Daily: Meditation May be an Effective Treatment for Insomnia. 6/19
Science Daily: Tai Chi Benefits for Arthritis Shown. 7/20Science Daily:
New Evidence That Popular Dietary Supplement May Help Prevent, Treat
Cataracts: Carnosine. 8/5 Science Daily: Mounting Evidence of Fish Oil's
Heart Health Benefits. 8/6 Science Daily: Workplace Yoga and Meditation
Can Lower Feelings of Stress. 9/23 Science Daily: Can Over-the-counter
Vitamins Substance, Coenzyme Q10, Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease?
Possibly large doses! 11/11 Science Daily: Brief Training in Meditation
May Help Manage Pain, Study Shows. 11/18 Science Daily: Transcendental
Meditation helped heart disease patients lower cardiac risks by 50%.
curtail the operations of big business, large corporations.
12/18 Yahoo: Regulators adopt new
credit card rules.
Sadly, WARS in
the MIDDLE EAST escalate this year. 1/24 Reuters: Israel wants to cut
Gaza links after border breach with Egypt. 2/2 Drudge: Mentally Retarded Women
Used in Baghdad Bombings to Kill 73 in Deadliest Day since Washington Flooded
the Capital with extra troops last spring. 2/3 CNN: Senator: Suicides among
soldiers show troops at breaking point. Drudge: Israelis told to prepare
'rocket rooms' for war. 3/5 Yahoo: Israel on alert after bombing. 2/6 Yahoo:
Israel-Hamas fighting escalates. 3/30 CNN: North Korea warns South of
5/8 CNN: 'War has started,' Hezbollah leader says in Beirut. 5/11 Yahoo:
Lebanese violence spreads to mountains outside capital. 6/12 Drudge: Southern
Israel bombarded; at least 50 rockets, mortar shells fired from Gaza. 6/20
Drudge: Israel Military Exercise 'Directed at Iran.' 6/29 CNN: Report: US
'preparing the battlefield' in Iran. (This will be a another major Bush/Cheney mistake if it happens! How much money
does my government intend to continue to spend to fight senseless wars???) 12/19 Yahoo: Rockets and gunfire on Gaza border as truce
ends. 12/27 Yahoo: Israel strikes demolishes Hamas compounds, kill 192. CNN:
Israel vows to keep up attacks on Gaza. Drudge: Hamas threatens to unleash
'HELL'. Bloodiest day for Palestinians in 20 years. Arab world slams Israel.
100 targets hit. CNN: Hamas vows retaliation after Israeli strikes kill 225.
(It seems this war will never end!) All the almost daily, or weekly, bombings and killings
in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan have not been included in these hits. Those
patterns just seem to go on and on. 12/28 Yahoo: Across Mideast, thousands
protest Israeli assault. NY Times: Israelis Say Strikes Against Hamas Will
Continue. Washington Post: Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza. CNN: Rafah tunnels
bombed in Israeli airstrikes. Drudge: More than 700 wounded, over 200 killed.
Israel reinforces troops at the border. TimesOnline: Violent protests at
Israeli Embassy in London. 12/29 Yahoo: Israel says Gaza assault 'war to the
bitter end.' White House demands end to Mideast violence. Hamas fires
more rockets despite Israeli strikes. Israeli airstrikes kill dozen of Gaza
civilians. 12/30 Reuters: Israel rejects truce, presses on with Gaza strikes.
Yahoo: Pakistan closes US supply route to hit militants. 12/31 Yahoo:
Israel rejects truce call, attacks Gaza. Drudge: Hundreds of Iranian storm
British compound in Tehran and raise Palestinian flag. Hamas
legalizes crucifixion. (A cruel, antiquated,
barbarian punishment, which proves the lack of compassion and cultural
development in that part of the world in its expression of radical Islamic
dogma!) 1/2/2009 NY Times: Armored column seen moving
One or several
major volcanic eruptions cause dramatic climate change worldwide between 2008
The passing of
Greatness is mourned during the summer. 6/12 Ahlan! live.com: A host of
celebrities, designers and supermodels, including Claudia Schiffer and
Catherine Deneuve, gathered in France to attend the funeral of the late
legendary style maestro IVES SAINT LAURENT. Paris shops closed for two hours
to pay respects to the design icon.
A new business rises to prominence and
great success. More millionaires escape from poverty and obscurity to fame.
rise up to depose a despot—revolution
and chaos ultimately serve a noble end as innocent blood is spilt.
A criminal is
severely punished for heinous, unspeakable crimes. (1/24: Will this be the marine that killed the
female marine pregnant with his child, and the child, too, of course? the one
who burned the bodies and went awol to Mexico? Only time will tell!)
8/28 Reuters: Karadzic due for plea hearing at Hague
Tribunal for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Bosnia. BBC:
Argentine chiefs jailed for life: worst oppressors during Argentina's military
rule. 8/29 Yahoo: Karadzic, refusing to enter plea, mocks 'court of NATO.'
10/4 CNN: O. J. Simpson found guilty on all counts. (Maybe it's time!) Drudge: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! 12/5
Drudge: O. J. Simpson sentenced in Vegas to 33 years. 12/17 Yahoo: Planner of
Rwandan massacres convicted of genocide, slaughter of more than 500,000
people. Sentenced to life in prison.
important breakthrough and considerable progress for a troubled nation.
A new leader has
his/her day in the sun with glorious results and celebration by the people.
11/5 All Media: Obama elected U.S. President.
The economy dips
in the fall of the year, up and down and around go the markets, soon followed by
stability and another steady rise.
(September has been a doozy to say
the least! Bailouts! Banks going belly up! You name it. Up and down and around
goes the stock market all around the world. We still have to wait and see on
the last part of the prediction.) 9/29 NY Times: House Rejects Bailout Package,
228-205, But New Vote is Planned; Stocks Plunge over 400 Points. Drudge:
London markets crash as dollar records biggest gain in 15 years! Bank rescues
hit Europe. Mailonline: Credit crunch banker leaps to his death in front of
(1929, anyone? Is $$$ worth
committing suicide over?) Headline News: Ending a
tumultuous session, the DOW falls more than 600 points after the House puts
the economic rescue in doubts. Yahoo: Zimbabweans overwhelm banks to withdraw
cash. Reuters: Global markets sent sliding. Citigroup buys Wachovia banking,
deals abound. NY Times: DOW closes down 777 points! CNN: Asian markets fail on
US bailout failure. 9/30 CNN: Dow has third highest point gain ever, 485
points. 10/2 Yahoo: Stocks extend losses as factory orders tumble. CNN:
Worries over bailout bill help sink stocks: Dow Jones falls 348 points. 10/3
CNN: Stocks slump despite signing of $7B bailout by Senate and House. 10/6
CNN: Stocks stumble at open. Drudge: Panic engulfs global stock markets.
Germany quarantines savings to avert panic. MUSCLE: Dollar reaches 13-month
high! NY Times: DOW Falls Below 10,000 on Credit Fears in Europe. Drudge:
Asian markets plunge on fears crisis is spreading. Oil falls below $90.
(Now that's good news!) 10/7 Drudge: Wall Street bounces after global rout. Banks crash as Iceland
goes into meltdown. MARKET MAYHEM: London banks in freefall. Bloomberg:
'Problems so grave no country can solve them alone.' Washington Post: Crisis
Strikes 'Real Economy' ... Slumping auto sales indicate Wall Street credit
woes have hit the land of goods and services. Reuters: UK government and
authorities to meet on crisis. (In my humble opinion,
it's a mistake for people to sell their stocks and get out of the market
before it turns around! Trust your instincts, not
your panic button!) Reuters: Australia rate cut
stuns, markets thirst for more. NY Times: Dow Falls 500 points; S&P drops 7.5
percent. CNN: Fed Chairman Bernanke hints at rate cut.
(I'm afraid this freefall won't stop until the Dow is somewhere in the 8,000
range! The exact Saturn-Uranus opposition happens on Election Day, November 4!
What an election this is going to be!) 10/8
Washington Post: Federal Reserve Orders Emergency Interest Rate Cut to avert
the kind of financial collapse that America suffered in 1929. NY Times: Europe
Slides in Early Trading After Tokyo Shares Lose 9.4%. U.S. Markets Plunge
Despite Hint of Rate Cut. CNN: Wall Street up, down, up ... Drudge: Day of
reckoning in UK as banks face bailout ... NY Times: Central Banks Coordinate
Cut in Rates, including the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, and the Central
European Bank ... Drudge: OPEC members seek emergency meeting after
price collapse. 10/9 NY Times: Stock Plunge in Last Hour of Trading, Dow Below
8,600. Nikkei closes down 9.6% 10/10 NY Times: Dow Falls Briefly Below 8,000
After World Shares Slide. CNN: FRANTIC FRIDAY! NY Times: European Stocks Dive.
Yahoo: Spain: Plan to help banks will cost taxpayers zero. CNN: Dow drops
nearly 700, swings wildly. World finance leaders to huddle. Drudge:
Berlusconi: Leaders May Close World's Markets. London shares bloodbath. Asia
stocks plunge, worst week on record. Washington Post: Fear-Driven Selling
Gives U.S. Markets a Beating. The End of American Capitalism? NY Times: U.S.
Stocks Slide in Turbulent Trading. Stocks Lower After a Day of Wild Swings:
8,451.19 Dow. CNN: Vertigo on Wall Street. Drudge: Dow loses 18% ! Dow average swings 1,000 points! Drudge: Crisis becomes global crash.
10/11 Washington Post: Worst Week Ever: Dow and S&P Each Fall 18%. Drudge:
Chrysler GM discuss merger, acquisitions. 10/12 Drudge: Israel stocks plummet
7.68% after delayed opening. NY Times: Europeans Meet on Financial Response.
Yahoo: Euro nations to guarantee bank refinancing. CNN: Global stocks see a
good start. National Debt Clock draws worried glances. Drudge: Banks
nationalized in UK. U.S. mulls plan to take ownership in banks. 10/13 NY
Times: U.S. Stocks Open Strongly After Gains Overseas. CNN: Dow up 400 points
in early trading. Drudge: Fed floods markets with dollars. NY Times: Britain
and Germany Pledge Funds for Banks. NY Times: Stocks soar 11% After Aid to
Banks. CNN: Dow bounces back with biggest point jump ever.
still a long way from the 14,500 high in January 2008!)
CNN: Dow percentage gain is biggest since 1933! 10/14 NY Times: Stocks Jump in
Opening Minutes, Dow Rises More Than 300 Points. Bush Calls Plans to Invest
$250 Billion in Banks 'Essential.' Drudge: Asia Jumps. Europe Up. More Dow Wow
for Tuesday. Drudge: Oil hits $80. 10/15 CNN: Dow shed more than 360 points.
NY Times: Stocks Slump on Gloomy Economic Omens; Dow Sheds 733 Points! Like I said, up, down, and around! I hope we get to the stability and steady
rise before the year ends! 10/16 NY Times: Wall Street
Slides After More Losses in Global Shares. AND Stocks in Late Rally
Against Oil Prices Slide, Dow Industrials Climb 4.6%. 10/22 CNN: Stocks
dive on recession fears, Dow down 576 points. 10/24 NY Times: Nikkei Closes
Down 9.6%. CNN: US stocks
join global selloff. 10/27 Drudge: World markets slump: Nikkei at 26-year low. 10/28
NY Times: Stocks Soar on Bargain Hunting and Rate-Cut Hopes. 10/20 Reuters:
Stocks rise on .5% rate-cut boost to 1%, credit thaw. 11/12 NY Times: Dow
Falls About 400 Points. (11/12
For the past several weeks I have not listed everything! It's up, down and
around for sure! My psychic intuition is the Dow will go no lower than the
8,000s, and then rise again. Eventually, I still expect the Dow to reach
25,000, but I'm not exactly sure when! The crash in 1987,
over 20 years ago, ended up climbing back up from the 1,800s, which was my
predicted leveling point then. We've come a long way from those low
numbers! I never see the Dow going that low again during my lifetime, and
hopefully not, during yours, either!) 11/13 NY Times: Stocks
Soar After Volatile Session on Wall Street: Dow up 553 Points After 900 Point
Drudge: Feds Cut Rate to Lowest Level on Record: 0 ─ .25%
Administration official: Automakers to get 17.4B. NY Times: Bush announces
deal to stave off bankruptcy by automakers. CNN: Automakers to get $13.4
bailout. Drudge: Russia may need help if oil fails more. 12/22 Drudge:
Bank of Spain chief: World faces ‘total’ financial meltdown. IMF
chief warns 2009 may be even darker.
12/29 Drudge: Final Week: Wall Street faces record
losses in 2008. CNN: Stocks fall as year fizzles out. Drudge: British
Pound falls below Euro.
Late this year
numerous earthquakes rock and roll the desert sands. Earth movement in strange
places. 10/5 CNN:
Earthquake rattles Afghanistan.
Noxious gases cause many
A new virus becomes
epidemic, the germ contained before it claims too vast a number. Germ warfare,
perhaps? 1/13 Drudge:
Epidemic: 2.8 million Brits struck down with vomiting sickness: Times Online:
Norovirus reaches epidemic levels. 1/18 Drudge: India battles to contain "very
serious" bird flu outbreak. 1/23 Drudge: Bird Flu Fears Grip India: 2,000
complain of fever. 1/31 NY Times: Mutant Flu Virus is Found That Resists
Popular Drug. 2/1 Drudge: India isolates 26 people on bird flu fears. 2/8
Drudge: Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas. 2/26 NY Times:
Drug-Resistant TB at Record Levels. 3/16 Masks, anti-bacterial soap fly off
Hong Kong shelves as Flu shuts school. 3/19 Drudge: Indonesia: Rampant bird
flu raises pandemic risks. 4/3 CNN: Thousands hit by Brazil outbreak of
dengue, 67 dead so far this year. 4/11 Yahoo: Dangerous animal virus on
US mainland. 12/1 CNN: Capital lacks clean water, cholera kills hundreds in
Zimbabwe. 12/15 Drudge/Daily Express: Killer Virus Grips Britain. (Methinks it's best not to travel to the
UK!) 12/29 Drudge: Two
more dead from Ebola outbreak in Congo.
Sea water is purified for the
citizens of many cities in different countries.
3/6 Science Daily: Windmill With a Twist Can Provide Fresh Water From Seawater
Scandals abound late in the year,
outrageous deceptions are brought to light, bringing sadness to some and
disgust to others. 9/29
CNN: Melamine scandal hits candy makers: British Cadbury. More involved in
China's sad tainted milk debacle that has killed several children and sickened
thousands. (AND How about the banking debacle? Wow!) Drudge: Tainted milk crisis
hits more global companies. 10/14 Drudge: Teacher offered 'better grades for
sex' in Abilene! ABC: West Palm Beach Congressman's $121,000 Payoff to Alleged
Mistress. Tim Mahoney Elected to Remove 'Ethical Cloud" of his Disgraced
Predecessor, Mark Foley. (It's titillation time in the state with the hanging-chads!)
CNN: Whistleblower: Oil watchdog agency 'cult of corruption.' 10/21 CNN:
Former child actor found guilty in yacht killings...tossed two owners into the
sea tied to the anchor! 10/22 Natural News.com: FDA Running Extortion Racket:
Natural Supplement Companies Threatened With Arrest if They Don't Pay Up.
10/27 NY Times: Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska found guilt of lying about
gifts. Drudge: Stevens guilty on 9 counts. 11/3 CNN: Def Jam exec VP dies
of self-inflicted gunshot, police say. AND Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's
murdered mother, brother and nephew mourned. 11/7 Drudge: Spitzer won't face
charges in prostitution scandal. 11/18 Drudge: CHENEY INDICTMENT: Vice
President, former AG, state senator indicted (in Texas). AND Feds claim San
Francisco has more pot clubs than STARBUCKS. 12/9 CNN: Illinois governor
taken into custody on corruption charges. 12/10 NY Times: Illinois
governor in corruption scandal trying to sell Obama senate seat. 12/13 Drudge:
Billions Vanish in Epic Hedge Fund Fraud. Top socialites face ruin. Wall
Streets Biggest Scheme. Wall Street legend arrested on fraud charges. 12/15
Drudge: Top banks admit huge losses in Wall Street pyramid fraud. AND Fund
fraud hits big names; Madoff's Clients included Met's owner, GMAC chairman,
Country Club recruits. Third of Hedge Funds face 'Wipe Out.' Reuters: Iraqi
shoe-thrower captures Mideast rage at Bush! 12/16 Drudge: MADOFF: Man who
conned the world! The most hated man in New York. Fallout spreads: Banks
report potential losses of $10B. Charities hit hard. Reuters: Asian banks in
rush for cash. 12/17 Yahoo: Alleged Mafia boss hangs himself in Sicily jail.
Drudge/wcbstv.com - Nassau cops: PTA Vice President Mom and Boy 13 Found Half
Naked in Fogged Up SUV on elementary school grounds. 12/25 TimesOnline:
L'Oreal heiress joins list of Madoff victims...through fund manager found dead
in New York on December 23. 12/30 Drudge: CHICAGOLAND: Indicted Governor
Names Obama Replacement ... On Collision Course with Washington. 12/21 CNN:
Charles Barkley, former basketball commentator and hoops star, arrested in
Phoenix on suspicion of DUI.
Posted on December 12, 2003: EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE should soon be proven
beyond a shadow of a doubt. Some planetary systems are much further
advanced than our own, of course. Spaceships will continue to visit our
planet as they have for thousands of years. By 2012, EARTH should
become a part of the INTER-GALACTIC COUNCIL by whatever name it is
5/29 Drudge/Rocky Mountain News: Phone Home: Purported Video of UFO and
living, breathing Space Alien to be shown at press conference on Friday. 6/2
CNN: Space alien seen on video, man claims, shot video in 2003 as stated on
Larry King Live! 6/17 Drudge/Breitbart: Chinese company develops UFO: report. 6/21
Drudge/Breitbart: UFO alert: Welsh police spot 'unusual craft.'
Drudge/The Sun/UK: UK military spots UFOs ... Alien Army ... Military probing
amazing claim by shaken soldier who saw 13 UFOs SPINNING IN THE SKIES above
his military barracks. 6/29 Northern Territorian/Australia: UFOs INVADE
NT TOWN: A small territory community is still reeling with shock after four
UFOs descended on their Outback homes from 8 to 11 pm on Sunday.
(WOW!) 7/24 Drudge/Mail Online: Former NASA astronaut and moon-walker, Edgar
Mitchell, claims alien contact and government coverup. 10/20 Yahoo/Reuters:
U.S. pilot was ordered to shoot down UFO in May 1957, kept his silence for 30
years because of orders. Drudge/The Sun: Passenger jet's near miss with
UFO...'Missile' came close to airliner. 10/25 CNN Video: Small Texas town
buzzed by UFOs again. 10/29 Email: Inexplicata - The Journal of Hispanic
Ufology: Argentina: UFO Fleet Allegedly Landed in Chicoana. 11/12 CNN: Clinton
aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy. 11/24 UFOs on CNN: UFO in sight, pfft ...
(Watch the videos! We are not alone!) 12/18 Chile
Celebrity divorces too
numerous to count. Paul
McCartney and Heather Mills: $54M for Heather. Not bad! Eminem divorces first
wife again! Britney Spears and Kevin Federline again. Whitney Houston and
Bobby Brown. Sara Evans (Dancing With the Stars) and Craig Schelske.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. 4/23 Star Jones' marriage ends. Help
me out here! 5/28 Drudge:
Bill Murray’s wife files for divorce. 6/26 Entertainment Tonight: Murray
Divorce Final! 6/27 Drudge: Madonna: I want a divorce! Guy: I want out of
7/3 Drudge: Yankees A-Rod and wife split. 6/9 CNN: Brinkley divorce lawyers go
head-to-head. 9/10 CNN: Christie Brinkley nasty divorce trial is over. 6/15
CNN: It's splitsville for Kimmel and Silverman. 8/24 CNN: Chris Kattan, wife
of 8 weeks split. 9/5 CNN: Hulk Hogan, ex grapple over money. 9/19 TMZ: Alex
and Cynthia Rodriguez...it's Ovah! 10/8 CNN: Bill Murray says divorce is worst
thing ever. 10/15 CNN: Madonna-Ritchie divorce confirmed. 10/16 CNN: Duchovny,
Leoni confirm separation. 12/16 Drudge/Richier: Madonna settles divorce for up
Tom and Katie are expecting
An impressive royal wedding is
televised around the world.
Late in the year, oceanic nightmares
claim lives too numerous to count.
New islands rise up out of the
depths of the sea. Fire and smoke rise into the skies.
A great and good man loses the brave fight
and is publicly mourned. International News Media 9/27 Legendary Actor PAUL NEWMAN looses his long
battle with cancer, dead at 83.
(But he did have a great life,
God bless him! and I was lucky enough to be in his presence during his heyday
in films! I'm sure they're throwing a huge party for Paul on the Other Side!)
9/29 Reuters: World mourns "King of Cool" Paul Newman.
Women of great beauty and
renown pass beyond the veil into finer realms.
12/25 NY Times: Eartha Kitt,
sultry, seductive singer-actress dies, 81.
Volcanic eruptions mar holiday
Disruption and dismay prevail
at the close of 2008, but there is promise of great and good changes to come.
11/26 CNN: Carnage in India;
hotels attacked. Gunmen have targeted nine locations in south Mumbai. Drudge:
80 killed, over 250 injured. Pools of blood at 5 star hotels. Hostages are
being held. CNN: Carter calls Zimbabwe a 'basket case.' Protests strand
tourists at Bangkok airport. Feds warn of terrorist plot against NYC subways.
11/27 NY Times: At Least 100 Dead in India Terror Attacks. At Least 1 Dead in
Explosion at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan. CNN: Mumbai hotel hostage crisis not
over. Terrified Americans, Europeans describe Mumbai, India, chaos. Drudge:
Eight Israelis held hostage. Drudge: Terror at the Taj. 11/28 CNN: 5 hostages
killed at Jewish center in Mumbai. Dad, daughter from U.S. dead in Mumbai.
British yacht magnate among reported deaths. Drudge: India points finger at
Pakistan. Still not under control. Daily News: Worker dies at Long Island
Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede. Yahoo: Thai protestors
defiant as police boost presence. 11/29 CNN: Rioting mob kills 300 people in
NIGERIA. 11/30 Yahoo: India security chief resigns after Mumbai attacks, 174
people killed. 51 protesters wounded in Thailand explosions. Drudge: MUMBAI
terror ends after 60 hours. 300 feared dead; piles of bodies in hotel rooms.
Armed police 'would not fire back.' Grief, anger as India reckons with its own
9/11. Fury at Pakistan ... 'IT'S WAR' declares Indian press. Plan was to kill
5,000. News of the World: baby-faced terrorist is only survivor and he's
begging for his life. Pakistan president warns India not to over-react.
100,000 stranded in Thailand after airports shut down. 12/1 Drudge: AT WAR
LEVEL: INDIA RAISES SECURITY STATUS. Five Terrorists 'still at large.' Now
pirates attack luxury cruise ship! CNN: Luxury cruise ship outruns pirates!
Hooray! Good job! 12/4 Yahoo: Israeli troops fight Jewish settlers in Hebron,
firing tear gas and stun grenades. Pakistani police losing terror battle,
dying in large numbers. 12/7 Yahoo: More than 160 U.S. NATO vehicles burned by
militants in Pakistan ... on way to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. More riots in
Greek cities. Drudge: Police in Germany arrest more than 40 at neo-Nazi march.
12/8 CNN: Greece braces for third day of riots! 12/12 Yahoo: Greeks riot
for seventh day as anger at government escalates. Hyperinflation, cholera,
politics curse Zimbabwe. Mumbai attacks spark upper-class calls for change. 12/15
Drudge: Greece runs out of tear gas! 12/17 Yahoo: Iraqi official says he's
quitting over shoe-tosser. 12/18 Yahoo: South Korean lawmakers brawl over U.S.
free trade pact. Riot police, youths clash in Athens, shoppers flee. NY Times:
35 Iraqi Officials Held in Raids on Key Ministry. 12/19 Yahoo: Youths
attack French institute in Athens. 12/20 NY Times: Congo Warlord Linked to
Abuses Seeks Bigger Stage: General Laurent Nkunda, who opposes Congo
president, has taken the nation to its most dangerous precipice in years. 12/25
CNN: 59 arrested in Tibet crackdown for those who spread rumors and incite
sentiments against the state (China human rights violations need to
stop!) 12/26 CNN: Pakistan moves troops to India border, official say.
Drudge: Evil Santa kills 9, burns house, explodes car over divorce settlement
that included the loss of his dog! 12/28 CNN: Dozens killed in weekend
fighting between two rival Islamic extremist groups in Somalia. 12/29 Yahoo:
Somali president quits amid international pressure. NY Times: Israeli Troops
Mass Along Border, Arab Anger Rises. Washington Post: Israel Posed for Long
Fight. Drudge: China: U.S. lost strength in 2008; Russian gained. 'Significant
changes in balance of international forces...' Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan see
anti-Israel rallies. NY Times: Gaza Toll Reaches 300 Dead in 3rd Day of Israel
Strikes. CNN: 1,000,000,000 gallons of sludge shame agency on coal waste
dumped in Tennessee. 8 missing in Canadian avalanches. Yahoo: Taliban burning:
beheading its way through Pakistani valley. Witnesses report massacre at
church in the Congo.
A message of great comfort is
delivered by a powerful woman forced to bear grave responsibilities with great honor.
The year will end on a peaceful
note with the promise of great changes to come.
1/1/2009 Iraq takes control of
Green Zone from U.S.
Putin is trying to return Russia
to its former glory and power! The Georgia invasion and killing
proves this point. 8/19 NY Times: Russian forces detain Georgian soldiers at
port. 8/29 Yahoo: South Ossetia says Russia intends to absorb region. NY
Times: Putin Suggests U.S. Provocation in Georgia Clash. BBC: Georgia breaks
ties with Russia. 9/29 Drudge: Venezuela to build nuclear technology with
Russia! 10/1 Drudge: Putin lashes out at America for its economic
failures. 10/6 Drudge: Russia's nuclear warships sailing to Venezuela. 12/13
Yahoo: Russia retakes Georgian village near South Ossetia. 12/15 Drudge:
Russian warships to visit CUBA. 12/17 Yahoo: Russian treason bill could hit
Kremlin critics. (Old Russia is re-emerging under Putin!) 12/20
Drudge: 'Don't destabilize Russia,' Putin warns foes. 12/29 Drudge: REDS:
China, Russia military chiefs hold first phone call... 12/30 Drudge:
Medvedev's assertiveness troubles Putin.
1/1/2009 Yahoo: Russia's
Gazprom cuts all gas supplies to Ukraine. 1/15 Yahoo: Putin suggests Europe
pays to pump needed gas west. 12/27/2010 Drudge: Russian court convicts oil tycoon who opposed Putin. 12/28:
NY Times: In Russia, advocate is killed, and an accuser tried for defamation.
November 18, 2008: Something needs
to be done about this flagrant high seas piracy. The laws need to be changed
and an international force needs to be established that deals with
international crimes upon the high seas. Is there a way to get the United
Nations involved? These criminals need to be stopped. Let PLUTO in CAPRICORN
bring this robbery and piracy on the high seas to an end! Get armed guards and
missiles on those ships, although oil tankers are sitting ducks. The world
needs to cooperate in bringing these outrages to an end!
11/19 Yahoo: India navy sinks
suspected pirate 'mother ship' and chases two attacks boats into the night.
(About time, I say! There needs to be an
international determination to stop the thieves and killers.)
11/20 Drudge: Somali pirates seize ninth vessel in 12 days. Say $25 Million
Ransom for Saudi Supertanker must be paid soon. PIRACY threatens to block
global trade artery. 11/24 Yahoo: Shippers seek blockade of Somali coast.
11/28 Yahoo: Somali pirates hijack 1 ship, free another. 12/5 CNN: Suspected
pirates rescued in Gulf of Aden by Danish warship and turned over to the
authorities. 12/7 Yahoo: Somali pirates fail to seize ship off Tanzania. Cargo
ship outruns pirates! 12/8 CNN: Ship looks for pirates in Gulf of Aden.
NATO warship! (About time!) 12/9 Yahoo: Somali
pirates threat forces cruise ship evacuation. 12/13 CNN: U.S. considers
options to fight Somali piracy. 12/17 Yahoo: Anti-piracy force thwarts
attack on Chinese ship. CNN: 30 Chinese sailors rescued from pirate attack by
multinational naval force. Hooray!
12/18 Yahoo: China dispatching ships to battle Somali pirates. CNN: Pirates to
receive millions in ransom for release of Ukrainian arms ship held since
September 25. This has to stop! 12/26 Yahoo: China targets pirates in groundbreaking
mission. 1/1/2009 Yahoo: Somali pirates seize Egyptian ship; Indian
tanker saved by Malaysian military, as captain increases ship's speed to
maximum. 1/2 Drudge: French warship thwarts Somali pirate attack. Crew fight
off pirates with water jets. 1/3/09 Drudge: French warship captures 19 Somali
pirates. 1/8 Yahoo: U.S. to head anti-pirate patrols off Somalia!
1/9 CNN: Saudis pay Somali pirates $3M for release of tanker. $25M initially
demanded. 1/10 NY Times: 5 Somali pirates said to drown with ransom
share. 1/11 Yahoo: Somali pirate's body washes ashore with $153,000! 1/29
Yahoo: Somali pirates hijack German gas tanker. 2/2 Drudge: US seamen are
being trained to fend off pirates. About time!!! 2/12 CNN: U.S. Navy captures
suspected pirates. 4/8 CNN: Report: Ship carrying 21 Americans hijacked off
Wonders of Creation!