Locally, we are bracing for heavy rain, flooding, and high winds having nothing to do with Hurricane Joaquin which seems to be moving east at the time of this post - pounding the Bahamas for a second day. Somewhere along the line we will feel Joaquin's effects but nothing like Hurricane Sandy though local residents are ready. Being prepared is always the key no matter what. When it hits the fan at the end, you will be ready as you will tell yourself and others you are with that none of this is real ... then faster than a speeding bullet ... you will be out of here with just the smallest amount of fear ... the final emotion that plummets all of us into awareness.
I haven't blogged about the wildfires out west as they continue to burn. It's not just the fire but the smoke and its aftermath with health and other issues. I remember how sick people were here in the city after 9/11. Smoke is smoke and it's toxic. This winter and spring, many mountain slopes will erode resulting in mud slides, floods, and sinkholes that will destroy roads and more. This is all part of the cascading consequences of the wildfires, drought, and record breaking summer heat that returns again next year. Though we love our great weather - we need rain.
As if that wasn't enough ... a strong El Nino pattern is here lasting through winter and spring. El Nino is an anomalous, yet periodic, warming of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. For reasons still not well understood, every two to seven years, this patch of ocean warms for six to 18 months. This warming of equatorial Pacific water influences the atmospheric pattern from the western Pacific Ocean, including Australia and Indonesia, to North and South America, the Atlantic Ocean, even parts of Europe and Africa.
It reminds me of another pattern that comes out of the Pacific after powerful Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) from the sun hit Earth affecting electromagnetic grids, planetary magnetics, sparking geomagnetic storms, GPS, satellite communications, shifting ocean and jet stream currents in the Pacific Ring of Fire -> create unusual and extreme global weather patterns and unstoppable Earth changes, and affect the behavior patterns of all sentient life forms. The only positive is the stunning auroras.
All you can do it just sit back and pay attention ... to everything.
Shooters and Society
Last night, I watched President Obama's passionate address about gun control and the nation's emotional health issues which cannot longer be ignored as people go postal. During Obama's almost 7 years in office he has learned about the limits of his job. Last night he just seemed so helpless as a product not just of this event but his entire time in office.
You will learn more about the Oregon shooter in the days ahead ... a fragile young man with a shaved head and dark glasses who recoiled from social interaction and seemed focused on Christians. It's all about mental illness and it will continue as reality itself is bipolar.
After Obama's speech I watched Brain Williams on MSNBC interviewing others about the current mass shooting by a 26-year-old man who killed nine people on an Oregon community college campus before dying in an exchange of gunfire with the police. This type of event is far from over. It can easily escalate with the shooters' mantra, "I don't care."
On the matter of increasing mental health issues - like everything else that's changing the hologram - they are unstable and unstoppable. People drink and drug and don't even realize they are out of control.
We know about the psychological blueprint of the upcoming generation based on the genetics of prior generations and wonder about their options. Social media is bringing this all into the light.
We study human behavior now based on patterns more than isolated incidents.
Obama said, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough." They are just a tool that allow people to believe they have control when it's all programmed illusion.
When the U.S. employment report for September comes out this morning, watch for a gain of more than 200,000 new jobs and an increase in hourly wages. If those signs of a healthy labor market are confirmed, the Federal Reserve could have the ammunition it needs to raise interest rates this year. August added a disappointing 173,000 jobs, but that initial number may be revised higher today. The unemployment rate of 5.1 percent is expected to stay the same.
How can we bring immigrants here from Syria when we don't have enough jobs and money for Americans?
Over in Syria ... Moscow is determined to support Syria's leader, Bashar al-Assad even with collateral damage to Americans and their allies. A Russian official said today the strikes would last three to four months. Here in the city, Syria's foreign minister addresses the U.N. today.
Democrats ... after watching The Blacklist Thursday night - you understand more and more about corruption at the highest levels and how people are manipulated and forced into submission. You want the secrets and hidden governments exposed but as we are all players/pawns in the game - that won't happened until the end ... of "the" series. It doesn't matter who the next president is in what we call/believe is real life.
Yesterday, Trump said, "If I tank, I'll drop out". Is that his final play? With less than two weeks before the first Democratic presidential debate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. still hasn't announced a decision on whether to run as if we care. Do you still believe in the system to fix things ...anything?
Do you believe a major natural disaster signals "End Game"?
Let's go to the movies ... more specifically to Mars where we find Matt Damon playing an astronaut left behind by his crew in The Martian, a science-fiction thriller opening nationwide today.
I saw the trailer and it looks interesting. Of course a trailer about what's really happening on Mars would be so much more revealing. As to Mars this week ... you already now they found evidence of water there as we hope this is the beginning of the dissemination of information ... we need to know.
In sports ... happiness prevails in the city as the New York Yankees captured a playoff spot last night.
The Peanuts comic strip first appeared 65 years ago today in seven
U.S. newspapers, appealing instantly to children and those who loved childhood.