Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Texas Rain and Other Forecast Results

Forecasters are wondering when rain will return to the Texas area. As of March 10, the U.S. Drought Monitor continued to show much of south-central Texas remaining in an extreme to exceptional drought. Severe drought conditions expanded through western and north-central
Texas, as well as southwestern Oklahoma.

As you may recall, on March 11th, Texas received some long-awaited rain on that day, which
helped to snap a prolonged dry spell for many cities. That rain came the day after the Full
Moon set up the planet Venus over Texas and the Plains.

One possibility is that between April 2nd and 4th, when the influence of Venus is again
triggered, the area may once again receive beneficial rains. Let's hope so.

Here are the results of The Weather Alternative forecast for March 17-19, 2009. The forecast stated that Mercury's opposition to Saturn would bring storms to the Front Range
followed by cooler temperatures.

The Weather Channel map at left for the 17th shows a cold front pushing south over the Front Range, Rockies, and Plains. The Weather Channel reported that shower activity would extend from Michigan and Ohio westward to eastern Nebraska and eastern Kansas with temperatures across the Central Plains dropping from the 70s and low 80s on the 17th to the
60s on the 18th.

Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Scientists “prove the power of prayer” By Aisling Irwin, Electronic Telegraph, November 1999

RESEARCHERS claim to have proved God's healing powers by showing that heart
patients who are being prayed for do better than those who are not.

The American study examined the fate of patients attending a coronary care unit in Kansas City, Missouri, over 12 months.

They were enrolled in the trial without their knowledge or that of their doctors. Volunteers from a prayer group, contacted by the hospital chaplain, prayed for those patients whose medical record carried an even number over four weeks.

The 470 patients who were prayed for did significantly better than the 520 who were
not, according to the study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. The scoring system
rated symptoms such as fever and whether patients had antibiotics.

Dr. William Harris, who led the research, claimed his work was as rigorous as many
drug trials. "If people are willing to accept the outcome of a drug study, they have to
accept this one too," he told New Scientist.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beneficial Rain for Texas

Beneficial rain is falling over the state of Texas and the lower-Mississippi Valley with widespread 2"+ totals through Friday.

As Accuweather forecaster Alex Sosnowski puts it "It would seem prayers have been answered over Texas and the southern Plains."

The chart above is for the Full Moon of March 10th at Austin, Tx. Notice the position of Venus on the 7th house cusp and square the Midheaven. Venus (at the 3 o'clock position) is known to "make moisture pregnant" in astro-meteorological terms.

Venus is sextile the benefic Jupiter, and the rains are considered by all to be beneficial in keeping with astrological symbolism.

Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Paper Money

"That paper money has some advantages, is admitted. But that its abuses also are inevitable, and, by breaking up the measure of value, makes a lottery of all private property, cannot be denied. Shall we ever be able to put a constitutional veto on it?" --Thomas Jefferson

"You have to choose, as a voter, between trusting to the natural stability of gold and natural stability and intelligence of the government. And with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold."--George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950 Playwright and Novelist

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debase the currency."--Nikolai Lenin, 1870-1924 Socialist founder of the Soviet Union

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blizzard Conditions!

Meteorologists are warning of a potential blizzard to affect parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota by Tuesday the 10th. This may be one of the major storms that Joe Bastardi of Accuweather talked about last month when he mentioned that the end of February and the beginning of March could bring a major storm.

This is also a fulfillment of The Weather Alternative's long range forecast for March 8-12, 2009. In an update of that forecast posted on February 15th, I told of strong storm potential to hit the West Coast as well. As can be seen from the Accuweather map at right, a storm system entered the Pacific Northwest on the 7th and 8th.

Not only are blizzard conditions expected over the Northern Plains area but damaging thunderstorms are also expected to erupt across the southern Plains Monday and the lower Midwest on Tuesday. Along with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy downpours, there is also a tornado threat that will have to be dealt with.

The West Coast storm is a result of the Mars-Neptune opposition and the Plains blizzard and storms are triggered by the Sun's opposition to Saturn.

Major Storms for February and March?
Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Hitler versus Stalin

Even Hitler's armies of snoopers, his 95 Germans a day convicted of political crimes in 1933-39, his political murders, concentration camps and killings of Jews and left-wingers in that period, cannot match Stalin's record. Russia had traditions of secrecy and violence; but the isolation, paranoia and terror that kept the Soviet people in thrall for so long exceeded anything comparable, anywhere, ever. -- "The Heights of Evil," THE ECONOMIST, December 31, 1999, p.39.

According to R.J. Rummel in his book Death by Government, Hitler was responsible for a death toll of 20.9 million including prisoners of war, the aged, the sick, homosexuals, Jews, Slavs, Serbs, Czechs, Italians, Poles, Ukrainians and many others; but Stalin was twice the demon that Hitler was. Stalin murdered 42.7 million.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Recent Plains Weather

The Weather Alternative forecast for Feb 28 - March 2 took into consideration aspects of Mars and Mercury to Saturn, and called for possible windy and cold weather over the Plains.
The Accuweather map at left shows a deep penetration of arctic air over the Plains on the 28th, which came in on gusty breeze. The cold dropped temperatures 20 to 30 degrees and effectively bringing an end to the Texas heat wave.
The Gore Effect
The "Gore Effect" is the phenomenon of cold and snowy weather that enjoys mocking global warming fear promoters.

BREAKING: Not again! Big DC March Snowstorm to Greet 'Largest public protest of global warming ever in U.S.!' – Unseasonably Cold March Temps!