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Issue 84, Sunday June 29, 2008
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N Pole Melt

Although news of the melting N Pole has been in the media for the past couple years, with drowning polar bears shown swimming about pathetically in the ocean, this recent article is a shocker.

No Ice at the North Pole
June 27, 2008
It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year. The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it possible to reach the Pole sailing in a boat through open water, would be one of the most dramatic - and worrying - examples of the impact of global warming on the planet. Scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer. Each summer the sea ice melts before reforming again during the long Arctic winter but the loss of sea ice last year was so extensive that much of the Arctic Ocean became open water, with the water-ice boundary coming just 700 miles away from the North Pole.

The Arctic melt was notable in 2004, when brown snow appeared, showing how the melt had exposed dust that had accumulated over the centuries.

North Pole is Falling Apart
August 15, 2004
The northeast passage across the siberian polar ice is open. The glaciers on Ellesmere Island and the northern and northeastern shores of Greenland are collapsing within a matter of days. The channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island is open. And only about 250 miles of ice remains on the north shore of Greenland connecting it to the polar ice. And that is breaking up. Vast stretches of polar ice are pulverized and floating free in the Arctic ocean. Thousands of square miles of ice are pulverized and on the edge of breaking up into a billion ice bergs. An immense rent has formed in the ice north of Queen Victoria Island. An even larger tear reaches up from Siberia poking at the north pole itself. The entire north shore of Akaska is ice free, as is all of the northern Siberian shore - all the way to the New Siberian Islands and beyond. The last of the ice blocking the Northwest passage at the east end of Queen Elizabeth Island is breaking up.

The Zeta explanation at the time was that this rapid melt was due to the Earth wobble which had begun early in 2004. This included a wobble bringing Alaska to a more southerly position than usual, as many in this region noted. Alaska was roasting in 2004, relatively speaking.

ZetaTalk Explanation 8/17/2004: As Planet X passes in front of the Sun, it is lost in the Sun's glare, with only indirect evidence of its presence - the fireballs thudding to Earth as debris in the tail are wafted into Earth's atmosphere, the discernible Earth wobble creating an early Fall in eastern North American and Canada and extreme heat in Japan and Alaska, all on the same latitude, and a polar melt at the N Pole.

And Alaska is still getting too much sunlight because of the wobble, per reports.

Sun Setting too far North, Regardless of What Shills Say
June 21, 2008
I live in Fairbanks AK, used to live on the Kenai Peninsula just south of Anchorage and the Anchorage resident is right that there used to be at least a very deep dusk in the middle of even midsummer nights. Haven't been down that way for many years so I don't know about now. Here summer is definitely and always has been light all night (don't see stars from mid-May to early August), but the skies do seem more luminous, like something in the high atmosphere is scattering the light rays and we are getting more over-the-horizon 'backscatter'. This is especially noticeable in the wintertime.

At present, the wobble includes an almost violent push away of Earth's magnetic N Pole, so the extra sunlight Alaska continues to experience is not present for all in the northern hemisphere. In fact, the northern hemisphere experienced a colder than normal winter during the winter of 2007-2008 because of this polar push.

ZetaTalk Prediction 6/27/2008: The Arctic ice will surprise the prognosticators during the summer of 2008, reversing previous trends. The Earth wobble, as we have stated, is trending toward an increasingly violent push away of the magnetic N Pole of Earth. We have stated that the US can anticipate a hot summer in its southern portions while the northern portions continue to experience cooler than normal temps. This is due to the violence of the wobble, which has trended toward a more violent swing during its daily Figure 8. The Earth will move toward an even more violent wobble, leading into the 3 days of darkness foretold. The Earth will also move steadily toward a lean of the magnetic N Pole away from Planet X. This will place the Earth in what appears to be a lean to the left, away from Planet X which is approaching in its retrograde orbit from the right of the Sun. During all of this, the northern hemisphere will have less light, less sunlight, and be cooler than normal.

Furze Crop Circle

Are the Zetas hinting at a date for the pole shift in their interpretation of the Furze Knoll crop circle? They're at least hinting that July, 2010 is a date for some sort of change or occurrence.

Furze Knoll, near Beckhampton, Wiltshire.
Reported 20th June of 2008

ZetaTalk Analysis 6/20/2008: Looking like an interlocking yin yang symbol, or perhaps the symbol for infinity, this crop circle has been understood to have significant meaning by all who view it. What do the scallops mean around the edge, and why the count of 25 for the tiny dots found there? Once again this signified the Figure 8 wobble that has been so well documented by Nancy during 2004-2005 and again confirmed in 2007 and 2008. Move ahead 25 months from June 20, 2008 and you arrive at late July, 2010. Make of this what you will!

The Clinton Path

Hillary Clinton is back after a long vacation, much needed after the exhausting primary season. What changed while she was away? Barack Obama's standing with women rose in the polls. His standing with Hispanics rose in the polls, to be greater than either John Kerry or Al Gore enjoyed during their presidential campaigns. His standing with white males appears equal to that held by John McCain. What Hillary learned during her vacation, when she was unavailable to reporters, sequestered, was that Barack Obama would do fine without her. Some recent polls, such as the Newsweek poll on June 19 and the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg on June 23 showed Obama 15% and 12% respectively above John McCain on a national level. Several battleground states are polling for Obama in double digits, and others are trending in that direction.

Polls: Obama Up in 4 Battleground States
June 26, 2008
A set of polls released Thursday shows Barack Obama leading John McCain in four critical battleground states - Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado and Minnesota. A new Quinnipiac University/Wall Street Journal/ survey put Obama up significantly over the Arizona senator in Minnesota - 54-37 percent - and Wisconsin - 52-39 percent. His lead is smaller in Colorado - 49-44 percent - and Michigan - 48-42 percent. This comes on the heels of another Quinnipiac poll last week that had Obama leading in the key swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.

During the primary season, Hillary's fortunes dropped as she slipped in pledged delegate count during the state by state elections. This was setback number one, but the Clintons assumed a hold on the Democratic power structure, the Rules and Credentials committees within the Democratic party. Indeed, as the titular head of the Democratic party by virtue of being the last Democratic president, Bill Clinton's loyalists dominated the Rules and Credentials committees. Thus it was assumed the Rules and Credentials committees would, in the end, seat the disputed Michigan and Florida delegates. This would favor Hillary, especially since Obama was not even on the ballot in Michigan, but the Rules committee took a reasonable path, abiding by their own rules and sense of fairness rather than Clinton dictates. They awarded Michigan and Florida half delegate strength, and gave Obama a fair proportion of the Michigan delegates. This was setback number two.

Clinton Camp Says It Will Use The Nuclear Option
May 4, 2008
Hillary Clinton's campaign today acknowledged plans to try to win seating of the disputed Michigan and Florida delegations to the Democratic National Convention at a meeting of the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee on May 31. With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party's 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could -- when the committee meets at the end of this month -- try to ram through a decision to seat the disputed 210-member Florida and 156-member Michigan delegations.

Beyond the struggle between two candidates, both with a lot of popular support, this is the story of the death of one king and the emergence of another. Bill Clinton made his fortune on the lecture circuit after leaving the White House, and due to his eight year stint in the White House Bill also commanded the loyalty of many. The implicit threat was that the Clintons would return to power and woe be to any who had opposed them. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is a case in point. As Energy Secretary under Bill Clinton and assigned to UN duty by Bill Clinton, he was assumed to be a Clinton loyalist. When Richardson endorsed Obama, he was termed a "Judas" by a Clinton surrogate. In short, the Clintons, Bill in particular, assumed a lock on the Democratic party's loyalties, and thus were counting on the support of the superdelegates to support Hillary as the nominee. When the superdelegates endorsed Obama in a flood of support at the end of the primary season, this was setback number three for the Clintons.

Superdelegates Surge to Obama
June 3, 2008
A tsunami of superdelegates is poised to rush to Sen. Barack Obama over the next 12 hours, giving him a mathematical lock on his party's presidential nomination. The superdelegate surge is likely to swamp a few holdouts within the camp of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton who have been resisting a prompt concession. Aides say Clinton does not plan to concede or bid supporters farewell when she speaks in New York tonight, but instead will salute her supporters and argue for the strength of her candidacy. But her clout is ebbing by the hour.

Now what? It was clear that the Clintons were pushing for Hillary to be on the ticket as VP, as discussion on this always came from the Clinton camp. This would allow the Clintons to continue their de facto kingship of the Democratic party, with Hillary operating as a strong VP as Dick Cheney is currently doing, in essence running the government, while Bill could roam at large doing as he pleased. Obama would be ignored and countermanded. But after Hillary's long vacation and absence, Obama's strength in the polls showed that he did not need the Clintons in order to win the White House. As the presumed nominee, Obama was already making changes at the DNC, which he now led as was his right. While not publically shooting down Hillary's obvious desire to share the ticket, the Obama campaign made a staffing assignment that clearly announced this decision. Hillary would not be the VP choice. This was setback number four.

Obama Hires Solis Doyle: A Bad Omen For VP Hillary
June 16, 2008 02:55 PM
The Obama campaign announced today what had long been suspected: Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle was going to work for the Illinois Democrat. What came as a surprise was Solis Doyle's title, "chief of staff to the vice presidential candidate." The move was seen as shrewd but potentially controversial. Solis Doyle was let go by Clinton because of what was widely regarded as poor campaign and financial management. But she still is a prominent Hispanic figure with ties to the former first lady -- attributes that could endear Obama to a sought-after political constituency. One thing the move does suggest, insiders believe, is that Hillary Clinton's chances of being tapped for the vice presidency are now slim to nil.

Certainly Obama did not need the financial support of the Clintons. The opposite was true. Hillary was over $30 million in debt. But where it is traditional for the nominee to assist those losing the primary with their debts, Obama was ensuring that any steps he took in this direction would require the Clintons to acknowledge that he had indeed emerged as the nominee. For every major step, the Clintons had to make the first move. First, Hillary scheduled a meeting with her major donors to request they contribute to Obama's general election fund. Of course, she also reminded them that her own campaign debt needed to be paid down. Then, the day before this meeting was to be held, Obama contacted his major donors to request they assist Hillary with her debt. Not being able to control the process via money was setback number five for the Clintons.

Clinton Camp Looking for Obama Money
June 26, 2008
Clinton and Obama are appearing together at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington [June 26] at a meeting of her biggest givers so she can introduce him and encourage them to fund his general election campaign. In addition, Clinton's superdelegates want her accorded the courtesy of a roll call vote at the August convention in Denver. Obama's national finance chair, Penny Pritzker, e-mailed top supporters yesterday with a follow-up to a [June 25] conference call, and urged them to start collecting checks.
Tensions Remain Among Clinton Donors
June 27, 2008
Asked tonight if there would be a roll-call vote at the convention in Denver, Clinton and Obama exchanged looks, with Clinton smiling, and said that was still being negotiated.

Still, the desire to somehow insert Hillary as the nominee or force her name onto the ticket persists. She had suspended her campaign, she did not end it, and had openly admitted during the primary that she intended to go after Obama's pledged delegates, hoping to convince them to vote for her at the convention rather than Obama. Why would there need to be a roll call at the convention, wherein she might still prove to be the nominee, if Obama had already won the requisite number of delegates? This is something Clinton backers want, and Obama is not enthused. Per the Zetas, Obama won't allow this vote to occur, at least not in the manner the Clintons desire. Foiling an August surprise by the Clinton camp, who were only a couple hundred delegates short of winning the nomination, is setback number six for the Clintons. Hillary seems resigned to her situation, almost relieved, as she campaigned with Obama in Unity, New Hampshire. They looked truly at ease with each other.

The Odd Couple
June 28, 2008
The Unity event is flawless on TV. Ironically, the reason the Clinton-Obama pairing is so compelling is largely because of the - vastly overplayed - notion that there's some question of whether the Clintons really support him, whether they'll show up, whether you'll be able to see their fingers crossed when they're talking. It offers an odd-couple dynamic, and a reason to tune in, for what you're seeing today: "It's fitting that we meet in a place called Unity."

But Bill Clinton is hanging back. It had been assumed that his wife, as the "inevitable nominee," would win the nomination. This would bring Bill back into the White House, back into power, a continuation of his dominance over the Democratic party, or so it was assumed. Now all of that is lost! And to make things worse, Bill's attempts to help his wife during the primary campaign inevitably resulted in bad press for Bill. Bill had foot in mouth disease. Obama is no younger than Bill was in 1992, when he first won the White House. No less experienced in foreign policy either. And where Bill was called the "first black president", Obama is the real thing. Is it possible for Bill to become enthusiastic about Obama, given that Obama represented his replacement on so many fronts? Per the Zetas, this is unlikely to occur. Bill will continue to pout, and be left to do so.

It's My Party, I'll Cry If I Want To
June 27, 2008 11:52 PM
Barack Obama quickly determined what Hillary Clinton wants in the aftermath of defeat: a major role in the general election campaign, a star turn at the convention, help with her debt, and Obama's support for elected officials who backed her. The big-time holdout turns out to be her husband. Bill is more complex. He wants respect, absolution and love. The former president and Obama have not talked, and, by all accounts, the man of the Clinton household remains hurt and resentful. The accusation that Bill Clinton pointedly sought to downgrade Obama's success and to aggressively define him as a "black" candidate gained momentum on January 26, 2008 when the former president seemed to dismiss Obama's victory in South Carolina: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here." During the campaign, Obama, in turn, complained a number of times about Bill Clinton's tactics and comments. "You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling," Obama said on January 21. "He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts. This has become a habit, and one of the things that we're gonna have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate."

ZetaTalk Prediction 6/28/2008: Obama will not court Bill. Bill is not expected to do anything but undermine Obama, given his feelings. Obama will make public statements as he has, complimenting Bill, but will not schedule him in or make requests. The absence of Bill on the campaign trail will indicate to all who might wonder that it is Bill who is the one who is holding back. Why would he hold back? Should push come to shove with questions, the answer will be that Bill has not offered to campaign for Obama. And the Obama camp is waiting for Bill to find time in his busy schedule. Bill may show up, redfaced and looking awkward, during some of Hillary's events, in time, so as not to be too obvious. But he will not be allowed to speak. He will not be the main event.

Hillary's donors are still trying to get her nominated! This is the only reason for the symbolic nomination vote they are pushing, which will never happen. Pelosi would not allow it either, knowing the scheming that has gone on, the public admissions from Hillary's mouth to court Obama's pledged delegates. Obama frankly does not need her contributors. He in fact does not need Hillary, a point she has already ascertained by watching the polls during her month long vacation. She is having to make a choice between Bill and Obama, her marriage and her career.

Bill was furious seeing his millions depleted during her campaign, so she has taken retiring her debt as her responsibility. She looks to Obama for this, but he is forcing her to truly put his campaign as a priority by making her make a move first, before he moves. Thus, you saw a public scheduling of a meeting between Obama and Clinton's major contributors before he sent out an email to his wealthy contributors asking them to support her, and refused altogether to use his massive email base of small dollar contributors for her purposes. She is resigned to losing the VP position, sees that she is merely a junior senator and will have no leadership role in the Senate, and if she is to make a mark in the future must do so as a figurehead for women's rights and a champion for universal health care. Obama will not block her efforts in this regard, but will support her. She is choosing the winning path, and being grumpy as Bill is doing has nothing to do with this path. It is the past, and Obama is the future.

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