October in the Atlantic starts the month of magic off with Hurricane Joaquin headed our way though no one is quite sure when and where it will land. You can follow its path on the news. This is not another Hurricane Sandy Event, which many know will happen again.
According to Wikipedia, a hurricane is actually a tropical cyclone or rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
U.S. Government Shutdown Averted
As I am sure you all knew, the government shutdown once again would be averted, but as this happened in Mercury Retrograde it is only temporary. A federal spending bill, adopted just hours before the new fiscal year began today, leaves the core dispute between Republicans and Democrats unchanged ... as always. Despite voting to fund the government through December 11, Republicans are generally opposed to increasing spending, while Democrats want to lift spending caps that they say constrain the economy.
Do you wonder why this aspect of our dualistic program continues today? Good for you ... The answer is ... the hologram is bipolar and can't change. Congratulations! You have just won a pumpkin and hopefully it will be filled with money!
Last week was about the VW emissions cheating scandal and the Pope's car of choice - the Fiat. This week union workers at Fiat Chrysler have soundly turned down a proposed contract that set no limit on the number of entry-level jobs, the first such rejection in more than 20 years.
Other big news this week goes to Tesla Motors who introduced the futuristic Tesla Model X though Tesla share only rose less than 1% yesterday. Not to worry. The car is here to stay ... evolving the auto industry.
Many people have left pricy Manhattan digs and moved to the outer boroughs - mainly Brooklyn - which has become as expensive as Manhattan. There is nothing cheap out there anymore and the taxes are crazy! Most people who come to Brooklyn rent or buy in areas close to the city so they can commute to work by subway in 15 minutes or so. We also find new subcultures emerging in these areas which are gentrifying from slums to upscale housing. Many residents are into all things linked to health, fitness, and healing - from food to green housing, etc. It's a statement.
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World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration. Vegetarian Awareness Month has been known variously as Reverence for Life month, Month of Vegetarian Food, and more.