Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Citibank et al: Bankers To The "Axis of Evil"?

We know now that "neutral" Swiss banks were complicit in dealings with Nazi Germany. This is a fact of the historical record. Certainly, it was not the first time in history for such unscrupulous activities, and surely it will not be the last. There should be little surprise then that today's banking institutions "unknowingly" funneled and managed the finances of our current enemies. Nonetheless, we should be diligent in making sure that it will not and cannot continue to occur at present. Especially those institutions, like Citi, who received an outlandish federal bailout from American taxpayers due to egregious activities and practices.

©2010 Steve Sagarra

Thursday, July 15, 2010

BP Oil Spill: Is It The End of Days?

"Sol vingt de Taurus si fort terre trembler, 
Le grand theatre remply ruinera,
L'air, ciel & terre obscurcir & troubler,
Lors l'infidele Dieu & saincts voguera."
-Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus, Century IX, 83 


"The sun being in the 20th of Taurus, the earth shall so quake,
That it shall fill and ruin the great theatre,
The air, the heaven and the earth shall be so obscured and troubled,
That unbelievers shall call upon God, and his saints."

To be honest, I feel prophecy and biblical signs is a crap shoot - it all depends on perspective and interpretation. However, this one, from the master prognosticator Nostradamus himself, is at the very least too compelling not to contemplate. Of course, like a lot of his prophecies, the "20th of Taurus" could have two interpretations:  either April 20th, which is the start of the Tauruan month, or May 10th, which is the 20th day of the Tauruan month. For the record though, the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which caused the BP oil spill occurred on...drum roll...April 20th. But look at it this way...if this all comes to fruition, we won't have to wait until December 21, 2012. After all, why procrastinate the apocalypse when it can be done wholesale now?

Just sayin'...and thanks for all the fishes!
There's also this nice nugget of doom from two years ago - As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.. With the economic collapse, racial hate mongering and general bitter divisiveness that has emerged in the past few years - certainly, the "hope & change" envisioned, and no doubt applauded, by some Americans - it seems almost beyond just a prediction.

See ya in another life, brotha!

©2010 Steve Sagarra

Monday, July 12, 2010

For Kiel Opera House, Redevelopment Saga (Hopefully) Over

There was always the belief that the Kiel Opera House would be reborn; it was just a matter of when. As these headlines indicate, that day has apparently dawned for St. Louisans who held to the conviction for revitalization of the historic downtown venue.

Kiel Opera House Gets New Name (STL Business Journal)

Website:  Peabody Opera House

[If interested in a history of the redevelopment nightmare since its closure, see my essay, "Personal Politics:  Revitalization of the Kiel Opera House".]