2014 Louisiana Senate Race – Cassidy vs. Landrieu: December 6th Runoff

2014 Louisiana Senate Race – Cassidy (R) vs. Landrieu (D)*

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Senator Mary Landrieu actually edged out GOP Representative Bill Cassidy on Election Day, 42%-41% percent, a difference of just over 16,000 votes. But Tea Party candidate Rob Maness, who finished with 14% of the vote, is campaigning for Cassidy now. Although the Louisiana Senator is now considered the Underdog according to oddsmakers, Landrieu claims she has a path to victory in her Dec. 6 runoff. However, her GOP Opponent is so confident he has the race in hand that he’s only agreed to debate Landrieu once, instead of the six encounters Landrieu wants. So the political contest horary question is, dispite the odds and the recent GOP mid-term election victories “Does Mary Landrieu have a prayer?”

Based the horary testimonies the answer is a resounding NO!

The testimonies of the political contest horary snapshot, taken November 16th, 2014 at 07:36 pm PST in San Francisco, CA,  point to a decisive victory for the GOP on December 6th.

Cassidy Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Landrieu Campaign – The Underdog: 7th House
U.S. Senate Seat – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The Lousisana Electorate and remaining Undecided Voters

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2014 Midterm Election Predictions

Senate Projection Map for 2014 Midterm Election

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Georgia Senate – Perdue (R) vs. Nunn (D)

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The Georgia Senate race is one of the few races in the country that could break heavily toward Democrats. Democrats are excited about Michelle Nunn’s chances of ending the party’s 14-year dry spell in the Senate, and changing demographics may indeed help the party of Jackson regain its footing here. But this is still a Republican state, and even with massive black turnout in 2008, Democrats still couldn’t put the Senate seat away. The question here is whether Obama’s job approval rating will acts as an anchor, or cast a dark shadow on Michelle Nunn’s campaign. Election polling from SurveyUSA and Landmark were previously two of Perdue’s worst polls, showing that the race is moving away from Nunn, as people tune in and Georgia reverts to its fundamentals, and indicating there is movement back toward the Republican candidate, David Purdue. As of today odds-makers give Perdue a 74% chance of winning, and Dunn only a modest 26% chance. Therefore Perdue is the odds-makers favorite, and Nunn, is the Underdog.

The testimonies of the political contest horary snapshot, taken November 3, 2014 at 10:50am PST in San Francisco, CA,  point to a runoff election, since neither candidate will likely get to 50 percent plus one. However, in a runoff election, Perdue’s election is almost assured.

Purdue Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Nunn Campaign – The Underdog: 7th House
U.S. Senate Seat – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The Georgia Electorate and Undecided Voters

Iowa Senate – Ernst (D) vs. Braley (R)

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Iowa remains the closest race in the country. Republican state Senator Joni Ernst continues to run neck-and-neck with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley in a state President Barack Obama carried by nearly six percentage points. Ernst has trailed in only a single poll since mid-September; however, her lead is narrow. Oddmakers give Ernst a 70% chance of winning, and Braley only a 30% chance. Therefore Ernst is the odds-makers favorite, and Braley, is the Underdog.

Based on the testimonies of the latest political contest horary snapshot taken November 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm PST, San Francisco, CA, Ernst will squeak out a victory in a really, really tight race come Election night.

Ernst Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Braley Campaign – The Underdog: 7th House
U.S. Senate Seat – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The Iowa Electorate and Undecided Voters

Kansas Senate – Roberts (R)* vs. Orman (I)

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The Kansas race between embattled, weak Senator Pat Roberts (R) and Independent Greg Orman is perhaps the closest, most difficult-to-predict Senate race in the country. While the Kansas constituent is unlikely to elect a Democrat, it may well elect a non-Republican. Independent candidate Greg Orman has actually led GOP candidate Pat Roberts in head-to-head polling to date, although there is still a large number of undecided voters. According to odds-makers Orman has a 53% chance of winning, with Roberts having a 47% chance. Therefore Orman is the odds-makers Favorite and Roberts the Underdog. Orman has a slight lead, but again there are a huge number of undecideds, so it’s anyone’s ballgame now with this race going down to the wire.

Based on the testimonies of the political contest horary snapshot, taken November 4, 2014 at 10:24 am PST in San Francisco, CA, Greg Orman’s momentum seems to have stalled out, but many undecideds are reluctant to break for Roberts, the GOP candidate.

Predicted Winner: Greg Orman (D)

Orman Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Roberts Campaign – The Underdog: 7th House
U.S. Senate Seat – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The Kansas Electorate and Undecided Voters

North Carolina Senate Race – Tillis (R) vs. Hagan (D)*

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Senator Kay Hagan has generally led in the polls, but Thom Tillis has clearly narrowed the gap over the past week now that the Republican ad blitz is underway. Although Hagan’s lead continues to trickle away, she may well be able to run out the clock. This is Hagan’s race to lose as we enter the closing days, however odds-makers give the incumbent Senator a 70% a chance of winning, with House Speaker Thom Tillis given only a modest 30% chance of winning. Therefore Hagan – is the odds-makers Favorite and Tillis the Underdog.

Based on the testimonies of the latest political contest horary snapshot taken November 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm PDT, San Francisco, CA, Hagan’s campaign is in deep trouble.
Expect a major upset on Election night.

Hagan Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Tillis Campiagn – The Underdog: 7th House
U.S. Senate Seat – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The N.C. Electorate and Undecided Voters

Wisconsin Governor – Walker (R)* vs. Burke (D)

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Governor Scott Walker has generally led in the polls, but Mary Burke has hung tough. This race is anybody’s ballgame as we enter the closing weeks. Both candidates are knotted up at 47% at the polls, however Vegas Oddsmakers give Madison School Board member Mary Burke 57% a chance of winning, and the governor Walker a modest 43% chance of winning. Therefore Burke is the odds-makers Favorite and Walker is the Underdog.

Mundane Horary Question: Walker (R)* vs. Burke (D), who will win the Wisconsin Governor Race in 2014?

Burke Campaign – The Favorite: 1st House
Walker Campaign – The Underdog: 7th House
Governorship of Wisconsin – The Prize: 10th House
The Moon: The Remaining Set of Undecided Voters in the Electorate

Winner: Governor Scott Walker

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The “Great Unraveling” Has Begun: Halfway Through the Astrological New Year of 2014

Zero LibraThe Fall Equinox takes place with the Sun at 0 degrees Libra. On September 22, 2014, the Sun ingressed into Libra marking the halfway point of the astrological New Year that began on the Spring Equinox – March 20, 2014.  Since that date onward, there has been an ever increasing set of events of international significance  occurring throughout the globe.

Below is a list of newsworthy world events that have transpired thus far.

March 21 – Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill finalizing the annexation process.

March 23 – The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak begins, infecting 5,762 people and killing at least 2,746 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and casualties

March 24 – During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8.

March 26 – North Korea test fires two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan, South Korea, and China. The missiles land in the sea between North Korea and Japan. It is the first such test since 2009.

March 27 – The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 68/262, recognizing Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and rejecting the validity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.

March 31 – North Korea fires ballistic missiles; exchanges fire with South Korea North and South Korea exchange artillery shells across their disputed western maritime border.

April 1 –  NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia.

April 23 – Palestinian leadership and Hamas forge a new reconciliation agreement.  The U.S. government warns that the new accord could prevent any progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as Hamas has been a designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

April 24 – Israel responds to the Palestinian and Hamas Unity Accord by halting peace talks.

April 28 – United States President Barack Obama’s new economic sanctions against Russia go into effect, targeting companies and individuals close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

May 4 – Tension increases between China and Vietnam as Vietnamese officials report that their vessels have been hit by Chinese ships. “Chinese ships intentionally rammed two Vietnamese Sea Guard vessels,” says Foreign Ministry official Tran Duy Hai, during a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Chinese ships, with air support, sought to intimidate Vietnamese vessels.”

May 7 – Vietnamese ships confront Chinese ships in the South China Sea, while the Chinese vessels place an oil rig off the coast of Vietnam. The placement of the rig also leads to protests throughout Vietnam. The Vietnamese government asks China to remove the rig and dispatches a naval flotilla to the area. The rig is placed in waters claimed by both Vietnam and China.

May 22 – Anti-China protesters set fire to at least 15 foreign-owned factories throughout Vietnam, according to state media. Protesters also destroy and loot offices of manufacturing companies owned or managed by Chinese workers. At least one person dies in the protests.

May 22 – The Royal Thai Army overthrows the caretaker government of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan after a failure to resolve the political unrest in Thailand.

June 5, ongoing – A Sunni militant group called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also known as the ISIS or ISIL) begins an offensive through northern Iraq, aiming to capture the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad and overthrow the Shiite government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

July 1 – ISIS changes its name to the Islamic State and declares the territory in the nation of Iraq under its control-Anbar province (west of Baghdad) and most of Nineveh (north of Baghdad)-a caliphate. Iraqi forces, with the guidance of U.S. military advisers, begin developing a strategy to maintain control of Baghdad and the surrounding area.

July 8 – August 26– Amid growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in July, Israel launches Operation Protective Edge on the Palestinian Gaza Strip starting with numerous missile strikes, followed by a ground invasion a week later. In seven weeks of fighting, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis are killed.

July 17 – After a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza.

July 29 – The United States accuses Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement between the two countries banning medium range missiles. The treaty states that the Russian Federation may not possess, produce, or test a ground-launch cruise missile with a range capability of 310 to 3,417 miles, nor produce or possess launchers of such missiles. Senior U.S. State Department officials say that Russia has violated the treaty, citing cruise missile tests by Russia dating back to 2008.

July 30 – Argentina for the third time in 25 years, defaults on its debt. Standard & Poor’s declares that the country is in default on some of its obligations after the government fails on an agreement with a group of bondholders. The creditors demand payment of approximately 1.5 billion for bonds that they purchased after Argentina’s $144 billion default in 2001. The default may trigger an even bigger hike in inflation and cause the value of the peso to decrease even more. Before the default, economists had already projected that inflation will hit 40% this year. The peso has fallen by 25% against the dollar during the first half of 2014.

August 8 – The United States military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIS militants.

August 20 – Offensive operations by Ukrainian military begins as government troops move into Luhansk and Donetsk, former rebel strongholds.

August 28 – Two days after Poroshenko and Putin meet to discuss options to end the conflict, NATO, citing satellite images, reports that Russia sent 1,000 troops into Ukraine from the southeast, opening a new front in the conflict. NATO estimates that there are at least 1,000 Russian military personnel directly engaged in fighting in Ukraine and that 20,000 battle-ready troops and hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles are amassed in Russia just across the border.

August 30 – The Ebola outbreak continues to spread through West Africa. By the end of summer, it has become the worst single Ebola outbreak in history. It is also the deadliest. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,500 people have died from the outbreak. The total number of suspected and confirmed cases is at least 3,000, including the more than 1,500 deaths.

September 18-19 – The Scottish independence referendum is held. Scotland votes “No” to Independence with a 55% to 45% majority. Only four (of 32) councils vote for independence.

September 21 – U.S. jets have begun airstrikes in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. These are the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama’s announcement that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq.

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China Is Not Just Challenging American-Led Order But Building A New One

What we are now witnessing is a China-led NATO alliance composed of six countries (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) called the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). SCO aims to be the dominant security institution in the region, but its origin and purposes are largely Chinese not Russian.

The new powerful alliance looks rather worrying from the United States’ geopolitical point of view, as the SCO has recently agreed to expand its alliance to India, Pakistan, and Iran! In August the SCO held its largest joint military exercises yet, an anti-terrorist drill in inner Mongolia in China involving more than 7,000 personnel.

Expect the SCO alliance to pose a major challenge to the Pax American-led world order in the coming months ahead as the geopolitical breakdown between the great nations continues to accelerate and intensify.

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Above: The Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is the sum of all the angular distances between the pairs of the outer planets – Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Cyclic Index has proven to be one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining economic growth and political relations among nations.

According to astrologer Andre Barbault, the sum waxing phase (ascending line) of each planetary pair was considered periods of stability and evolution (constructive growth, development, expansive, progressive with optimism and diplomacy ) while the waning phase (descending line) are periods of crises and involution (contraction, decay, recession, pessimism, war and destruction).

The Cyclic Index peaked in the Spring of 2014 the next Uranus-Pluto square alignments will occur on December 15th and on March 15th 2015. Mars in Aries will conjunct Uranus and square Pluto during this last Uranus-Pluto square. This highly dangerous combination occurs during which time the Cyclic Index begins its precipitous plunge, descending 497 points from 2014 to 2022, indicating that we are heading into dangerous and perilous period.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO is an Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Except for Uzbekistan, the other countries had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organization.

In 2001, the annual summit returned to Shanghai, China. There the five member nations first admitted Uzbekistan in the Shanghai Five mechanism (thus transforming it into the Shanghai Six). Then all six heads of state signed on June 15, 2001, the Declaration of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, praising the role played thus far by the Shanghai Five mechanism and aiming to transform it to a higher level of cooperation.

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