Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mehdi Hasan Rips Thomas Friedman’s “Nauseating” Column in NYT Praising Saudi Arabia

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Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan responds to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s recent column, “Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last.” Hasan argues the piece is absurdly sympathetic to Saudi Arabia, and that Trump’s friendly relations with the country demonstrate his hypocrisy.

Believe It or Not: Mercury Retrograde and the Gemini Full Moon

Posted by Amanda Painter

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Do you ever wonder how you’ve come to believe some of the things you believe? Amanda Painter considers how the two major events of the weekend — Mercury stationing retrograde in Sagittarius and the Gemini Full Moon — relate to this question. The cosmos would seem to be asking, “Are you getting the message? And if you are, what are you doing with it?”

Four Winds Report for Nov. 30, 2017

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Mercury is working its way into storm phase territory. As a result, communications could start to become a little trickier; this might be especially true today, with the Moon joining an aspect pattern involving Mars, Juno, Uranus and Eris. Watch your words, especially in matters where you might feel anger or frustration.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

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Fortune and success are calling your name personally, but I don’t suggest you send out a press release. Rather, impress others with how genuinely concerned for their wellbeing you are and make sure there are no little cracks in your reputation. If you find any, make sure you take care of the repairs with deeds and not just with words.

In Surprise Move, Illinois Rep. Gutiérrez Won’t Seek Re-Election, Says He’ll Focus on Puerto Rico

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Illinois Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election, because he plans to help rebuild Puerto Rico. This comes as the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly gave more than $30 million in contracts to a company called Bronze Star, LLC, which failed to deliver any aid.

Four Winds Report for Nov. 29, 2017

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What do oatmeal and feeling free in your sexual energy have in common? Apparently they’re both heart-healthy. At least, that’s one possible way of looking at today’s trine between Eros in Sagittarius and Ceres in Leo. There is a spiritual side to sex, and right now it’s in a mutually supportive relationship with the ways you take leadership in your life.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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Do your best to stay visible this week. Make sure people know what you’ve been up to, and make sure they can actually see and feel your best work. Whatever you’re doing is now starting to rise above its foundations and show real results. But you must do your part, and stay available and make sure that your accomplishments are known.

A Very Interesting Mercury Retrograde, Conjunct the Milky Way

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM covers the upcoming Mercury retrograde and Full Moon. This is a really truly interesting Mercury retrograde, which involves Saturn, centaur Pholus and the Galactic Core.

As Accusations Stack Up, A Look at the Onerous Process of Reporting Sexual Abuse on Capitol Hill

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Senator Al Franken returned to Congress in the face of allegations from four women that he had inappropriately touched them, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she spoke to and believed one of the women who has accused Congressman John Conyers of sexual harassment.