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Issue 67, Sunday March 9, 2008
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Winter Hurricanes

Hurricanes in winter? For Europe, this seems to have become the norm. On March 4, 2008 this hit the news with a video of a Lufthansa Airbus A320 being buffeted about as it tried to land during high winds.

VIDEO: Airbus A320 Landing
IMAGE: Airbus A320 Landing

Touch and Go as 150mph Gale Buffets Aircraft During Landing
March 4, 2008
An airliner, caught by winds of more than 150mph as it tried to land during a storm, grazed its wing tip on the runway before the pilot wrestled it back into the air. The incident happened on Saturday as the Lufthansa Airbus A320, with 131 passengers on board, approached Hamburg Airport on a flight from Munich. Amateur video footage, played repeatedly on German television, showed the Airbus A320 buffeted by crosswinds and driving rain as it landed. The plane was rocked by gusts of wind clocked at 155mph as it tried to land. The plane approached the asphalt runway at an odd angle, then swerved sharply before touching down, with one of its wings scraping the ground. The pilots averted disaster by quickly taking off again, going into a so-called go-around manoeuvre. Gale-force winds caused chaos in Germany and other central European countries over the weekend, killing several people and causing power cuts as well as major travel disruption. Flights across Germany were cancelled, diverted or delayed.

The hurricane force winds affected all of Europe, causing power outages and toppling trees.

High Winds Kill Eight, Cut Power In Central Europe
March 3, 2008
In Germany, trains were delayed by uprooted trees and an intercity express collided with a fallen tree between the cities of Cologne and Koblenz. Nearly 130 flights to or from Frankfurt airport were either cancelled or diverted. Air traffic in Austria and the Czech Republic was also briefly interrupted when the storm, packing winds of between 155 kph (96 miles) and 180 kph (110 mph) lashed parts of central Europe. The storms left a mounting death toll across the region. Power cuts hit tens of thousands of households in Austria; and the high winds also disrupted power supplies to around 150,000 people in Bavaria.

Where such storms are rare, they have been hitting Europe repeatedly lately. A year ago, in January, 2007 a similar storm battered Europe. Reports at that time stated that this storm was the worst in a decade.

Poland Battered by Deadly Storm
January 19, 2007
Poland and the Czech Republic are the latest countries to have been hit by a storm that has swept northern Europe leaving at least 43 people dead. At least six people were reported killed in Poland as winds of more than 200km/h (124mph) were recorded. Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands were picking themselves up on Friday after the storm passed. Meteorologists said the winds reached severe gale force in Britain and were the strongest there since January 1990. They hit hurricane force in Germany, the worst in nearly a decade.

After the January 2007 storm, the Zetas explained the storm was caused by the Earth wobble, and detailed how this causes air masses pulled over the land to create such storms. The wobble has, if anything, become more severe, more violent in its swings, over the past few months. And this will only continue to worsen!

ZetaTalk Comment 2/20/2007: Both Europe and the US went from unseasonably warm weather to ice storms or hurricanes. We explained recently on the GLP live chat for late December that the figure 8 so well documented when the wobble first established itself in 2004 has continued, with more vehemence. During the wobble, the Earth is suddenly dragged under its mantle of air, but the air mass tries to cling to the land, and follow. This has the effect of pulling cold air to the South, pulling warm air to the North, and all of this creates hurricanes. Hurricanes or cyclones are formed over warm equatorial waters, and the same effect is produced when warm land such as Europe has experienced is pushed under cold air. For the US mainland the result has not been hurricane force winds but a rush of high pressure cold air into the low pressure that warm air essentially becomes, being lighter because the air molecules are more active and thus farther apart from each other. For Europe, which is tipped to the left, the north-west, during the wobble, and then back again to the right, to the north-east, the wobble acts like a pump, first pushing air down toward the Equator and then sucking it back up. Combined with the Coriolis effect, this creates swirls, drawing the cold air from the Arctic down into the center, thus the hurricane formation. Will this type of extreme weather continue? Certainly, but other forms of extremes will show up too. We have warmed that the seasons will blend into one another, that hurricanes and tornadoes will appear where unexpected, and that swings from drought to deluge will continue, all in an unpredictable manner. We have warned of this since 1995, from the start of ZetaTalk, when it came under much ridicule. Are the debunker claims, that the weather is normal, still being made now?

Democratic Dilemma

The Democratic primary remains tight, with both the Clinton and Obama campaigns determined to get the nomination. The March 4, 2008 elections only allowed Clinton to eat into the pledged delegate advantage Obama now has by an estimated 4-10 pledged delegates, while moving both candidates closer to the magic 2,025 number. CNN reports Obama having 1,520 delegates to Clinton's 1,424 with the Texas caucus still not counted. This count is composed of pledged delegates won during the primary - 1,337 for Obama to 1,199 for Clinton - and superdelegates, where Clinton is 39 supers ahead of Obama at present, 242 for Clinton to 207 for Obama. The superdelegate count is constantly on the move. As Obama racked up wins, some supers pledged to Clinton switched to Obama. In the wings is a rumored 50 superdelegate endorsement for Obama. In addition, 67 delegates are to be assigned from the Texas caucus, the results of which are being compiled at present. Obama is running ahead in the caucus results so far by 56% to 44% for Clinton. What all this means is that Obama will be well ahead in delegates within days, far more than the 139 or so pledged delegate advantage currently being reported. He will likely be ahead in superdelegates too, soon.

Confirmed: Obama Has 50 New Superdelegates
March 7, 2008
Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Sen. Barack Obama's Missouri co-chairman and pledged Obama superdelegate, said Obama will gain the support of 50 undecided Democratic superdelegates later this week, according to the Columbia Missourian.

While Obama is ahead in popular vote and delegates, and polls stronger against McCain than Clinton, the Clinton camp has attempted to pull a number of illegal maneuvers to win the nomination. First, to seat the delegates from the Michigan and Florida disenfranchised January, 2008 primary elections. Both states had been disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee for moving their primary dates up. Clinton left her name on the Michigan ballot while Obama removed his in accordance with the ruling. Both Clinton and Obama were too late to remove their names from the Florida ballot. Where neither candidate was to campaign in Michigan or Florida, Clinton pointedly traveled to Florida for fundraisers in the days before Florida's disenfranchised election, and held a victory party when the numbers tumbled into her camp. Clinton at first insisted that the rules be changed, in the middle of the game, to allow her wins in these states to count. This decision will in the future be in the hands of the Convention Credentials Committee, 180 delegates chosen based on pledged delegate percentages. What is little known is that the 3 co-chairs of this committee are Clinton supporters. Since it now seems obvious that Obama will arrive at the convention with more pledged delegates, this committee cannot be expected to vote for a resolution for the delegates at large to approve - that being that Clinton's wins in Florida and Michigan should count. This plan having failed, the Clinton camp is willing to compromise. Perhaps a revote, after all.

Do-over in Michigan and Florida?
March 5, 2008
Officials in Michigan and Florida are showing renewed interest in holding repeat presidential nominating contests so that their votes will count in the epic Democratic campaign. The Michigan governor, along with top officials in Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign and Florida's state party chair, are now saying they would consider holding a sort of do-over contest by June. That's a change from their previous insistence that the primaries their states held in January should determine how the delegates are allocated. Clinton won both contests, but the results were meaningless because the elections violated national party rules.
The Democratic National Committee stripped both states of all their delegates for holding the primaries too early, and all Democratic candidates -- including Clinton and rival Barack Obama -- agreed not to campaign in either state. Obama's name wasn't even on the Michigan ballot. Crist told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that he does not support having another primary at taxpayer expense. The Florida Democratic Party said the state estimates the cost would be $25 million. Getting funding from the national committee might be difficult when the party has a general election to wage. DNC Chairman Howard Dean issued a statement Wednesday that seemed to leave the matter for the states to resolve. Dean said Michigan and Florida have two options: either submit a new plan for a process for choosing their convention delegates, or appeal to the Convention Credentials Committee, which resolves issues about the seating of delegates.

Then there were the rumors that the Clinton camp is planning to call all pledged delegates, those sworn to abide by their voters' choice they represent, to convince them to vote for Clinton - despite their role representing Obama voters. Once this scheme was exposed in the media, the Clinton camp quickly backed away.

Clinton Targets Pledged Delegates
February 19, 2008
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination.

Never mind what's fair, and what the Democrats who voted expect of their representatives! The latest maneuver by the Clinton camp is to suggest that Obama could be her choice for VP. Is she holding the Democratic party hostage, resisting calls for her to withdraw and stop the negative campaigning against a fellow Democrat by insisting they pressure Obama to be the VP, instead? This would benefit Clinton, as the young people Obama has been attracting and the African-Americans who have been voting for Obama in droves would still be supportive of this ticket, presumably. But Obama has rejected this offer and has not made a counteroffer.

Now Clinton Hints About Obama "Dream Ticket"
March 5, 2008
Fresh off her big night of wins in Ohio and Texas, Hillary Clinton spoke on CBS's Early Show and mentioned the words "dream ticket" in relation to the heated Democratic presidential race. After remarking how "incredibly close" the race is, she said pairing up "may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket, and I think that the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me." Of course, Barack Obama, who thinks talking about a joint ticket is "premature," told the Early Show, "We still have close to an insurmountable lead in delegates."

The Zetas have predicted a mean fight unless Hillary can be convinced to withdraw.

ZetaTalk Prediction 2/23/2008: Throwing dirt, which will ultimately harm the Democratic party, is already happening between Obama and Hillary, and is likely to become extreme before Hillary is dragged off by the party and forced to stop demanding they coalesce behind her. In Obama's case, his squeaky clean record protects him so these accusations turn back on Hillary and make her look mean spirited and desperate. Bill Clinton's behavior prior to and just after the S Carolina victory by Obama was a case in point. For someone who had the legacy of being the "first black president" he was demeaning blacks, all for the immediate gain of his wife's presidency. What else would he throw on the funeral pire?

The Clinton ace in the hand has always been the superdelegates, many of whom have long ties to the Clinton dynasty. But the trend has been for these supers to announce for Obama, and barring a gun to the head, these supers cannot be coerced to vote for Clinton. Pelosi, who will chair the Democratic convention, has stated that superdelegates will not choose the nominee, and expects the race to be settled before the convention. Just how will this be accomplished?

ZetaTalk Prediction 3/8/2008: What is the plan? What does Pelosi know that the public does NOT know? Obama is a fighter and a very cagy politician, and will not let the negative ads and barbs that Clinton has been throwing to continue to affect his campaign. He will return in kind, albeit with more restraint, calling her the most secretive candidate due to her refusal to provide tax returns and White House records. Pelosi knows what the majority of the super delegates are thinking, as so many of them are in the House which she presides over. As the official chair of the coming convention, they are calling her with their hand wringing concerns. Obama is expected to secure most of the forthcoming primary elections and caucuses handily, increasing his delegate lead. Super delegates, who have been holding back for fear of offending the powerful Clintons, are planning en mass endorsements so as to lessen the rage against them coming from the Clintons. Well before the convention, it will be clear that the remaining counts needed by Obama could easily be closed by super delegate endorsements, and this is the plan. Not for Clinton, but for Obama. For Clinton to close the gap would be a leap. But for the gap to be close for Obama is logical and in accordance with his primary wins. Once the magic number of 2025 is reached, there is no point in further talk of a brokered convention. She has lost.

Planet X Disinfo

A recent video has emerged, purporting to be of Planet X, inbound in the night sky, allegedly taken by astronomers in Antarctica.

VIDEO: Antarctic Video
IMAGE: Antarctic "Planet X"

The YOWUSA website, which espouses the 2012 date for the passage, went wild with speculation on the matter.

First Planet X / Nibiru Images Leaked by an Anonymous South Pole Telescope (SPT) Informant
March 5, 2008
On February 20, 2008, a 37-year old YouTube Director in Switzerland with the screen name of NibiruShock2012 posted images of Planet X that were allegedly taken by the South Pole Telescope (SPT) in Antarctica. Titled Nibiru/Planet X photos taken January 2008, it has been viewed over 39,000 times as of the publication date of this article.

Is this Planet X? We on the ZetaTalk website have been tracking Planet X inbound since 2001, with observatory sightings of a blurry light spot at the Zeta coordinates in 2001 by teams in France, Canada, and the US. This was followed by infrared imaging of Planet X as the hot spot at the Zeta coordinates in early 2002 by teams in France and the US. As Planet X drew closer during late 2002 a team in the US took numerous CCD images of the inbound complex, always showing up as a moving light spot at the Zeta coordinates. Then, in March, 2003 when Plant X was expected to be zooming toward the Sun and within the inner solar system, it briefly became visible in the late evening sky out in the direction of Orion. Dozens of reports from around the world flooded in. These reports included photos of the object in the late evening sky, including this dramatic photo taken on April 16, 2003 showing a double helix of the tail of Planet X streaming behind Planet X as it hurtled toward the Sun.

IMAGE: April 16, 2003 Planet X Photo

What do the Zetas have to say about the alleged Antarctica sighting?

ZetaTalk Comment 3/1/2008: Astronomers are well controlled, and would not release a video of Planet X even if far from the solar system. This has been a verboten subject since 1983 when it was discovered inbound. If you want to see photos of what the inbound Planet X complex looked like in 2003 when it moved from being visible in the night sky near Orion to being within the orbit of Earth so it was only visible during the day near the Sun, see the photos and information gathered by Nancy during this period. What you are being presented with is not official material from astronomers, thus, but disinformation. You are to believe it is well out there, not nearby.

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