Images

How Sally Met Josh

How Josh met Sally – in Toastmasters of course. Although Josh had just spent three years teaching ESL in Japan, was fluent in Japanese, and proficient at second language acquisition how was he going to meet his ideal mate in 0.73% English speaking Mainland China?

Sally, one of those talented and provocative 0.73%ers, took to the Middle Kingdom Toastmasters stage with verve, passion and leadership excellence. Josh, a former ‘Oregon Duck’ DJ, wowed the Monday night meetings with his voice and oratorical character – like having an Obama actor to role model spoken English.

Maybe Josh would have met Sally if she had been a Chinese-English teacher at his university or maybe at a bar – nah Chinese don’t do bars. Toastmasters brings like-minded individuals together to help each other improve their communications skills. It’s like a TED/talk where everybody gets at least one minute on stage, every time.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; what stage are you on?

Toastmasters Is Even for Old Lovers Looking for Their Lover

Toastmasters Is Even for Old Lovers Looking for Their Lover

Entering my third year of widower-hood I ventured to China in search of a mate, a damsel over forty who could speak English. That’s why I joined Middle Kingdom Toastmasters, so I’d be circulating among the English speaking Chinese crowd – you know, ‘you got to swim with the fishes’ ole boy. But, wouldn’t you know it, all the fishes were either closer to twenty-something’s or old married women.

Desperate, I made an appearance on Henan TV’s “Happy Dragon,” a match-making show with a 100 million viewing audience. An over forty shengnu (over 30 never married) was sure to find me. Find me they did. The over forty bunch – no English – the under forty crew, with or without English, weren’t shopping for +65 old geezer like me. Would you believe it they thought 35 was over the hill in any language.

Then one evening an over forty princess showed up at our fall speech competition. Her spoken English delivery was better than a skirt wearing Ted Cruz could muster, so obviously improving her communications skills was not her first priority for attending. Other than conversing with her fellow expat ESL teachers there were few opportunities for birds of a feather to flock together in the middle of Mainland China.

Beautiful, single, over forty, native Iowa accented American English, my dream future was in front of me. My first interrogatory question to her was what’s your perspective on +65 old geezers like me? Praise Ralph Smedley, the creator of Toastmasters in 1924, it was affirmative. Toastmasters is for even old lovers looking for their lover. tegory66@gmail.com

Donald Trump is an “evil genius” – Michael Moore

Trump’s Sunzi Stratagem #27: “Feign madness but keep your balance”

(假痴不癲/假痴不癫, Jiǎ chī bù diān) Hide behind the mask of a fool, a drunk, or a madman to create confusion about your intentions and motivations. Lure your opponent into underestimating your ability until, overconfident, he drops his guard. Then you may attack.

In 1776 twenty-seven year old George  Washington took on the British and almost half of his fellow colonists to victory in the American Revolution. In 2016 Donald  Trump and Bernie  Sanders took on the Deep State and almost half of their respective  voting public.

Bernie, unintentionally exposed the establishment’s King George candidate – Hillary Clinton – to be the enemy of the people. And the rest is history.

GOD, Please Make Me a Presbyterian

On Mooney Avenue we had fifty-four kids the Catholics: Boomie Shields’ mom birthed 17, the Greiwe’s 5, the Macke’s 7, the Protestants: Schultz’s six, Andre Le Claire, my love-hate peer had a younger brother and sister, Larry Patterson, in my sister’s age group had one sister, the Shirley’s were three, Greg Wilson had an older brother and a sister my age, the blond beautiful Peckstein family had a female threesome. Then there was Skip Gasch, an only child living with his divorced mother and her parents. Oh, Mr. Wilson, Greg’s dad wasn’t there either after a divorce. That left Johnny Brady and his sister going to the Christian Missionary Alliance church on Sundays – they got, the not quite normal curse for not being allowed to dance or play cards but at least they came under the Protestant umbrella of socially accepted religious faiths.

But, oh no, sister Sue and I received the karmic curse of ‘not believing in doctors’ because we were Christian Scientists. I got a B+ instead of an A+ on my health report for Mrs. Heath’s fifth grade class because I was too embarrassed to not list my family physician on the cover and I was too afraid to put Ms. Francis Fischman on there as our C.S. Practicioner.

My first grade experience of religious uniqueness had the school doctor sticking a tongue depressor in 43 fellow classmates’ mouths with an ‘Ah’ here and an ‘Ah’ there until he got to me. I was too terrified to be inhibited, so I screamed No, No, No! Esther, also known as my mother, told me not to believe in doctors. Sadder yet, I was fifty before I could tell her that I didn’t not believe in doctors, but I had had more than enough of Christian Science or in any religion, organized or unorganized.

Being a member of cult – if you use another book in addition to the Bible e.g. “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy – wasn’t such a big problem in high school because the Catholics all went to Xavier and Walnut Hills was one third Jewish, one third black and one third Wasp. Until my sister came along three years later, I was the only cult guy in the 2,000 student body.

I didn’t run into any of those Islamic dudes until I was 42 and I went to work for USAID in Egypt. Every taxi ride conversation started off with, “where are you from?”

“Ah-Mar-Rika.”

“Are you Christian?”

Well, what was I supposed to say? Technically, I’m in a Christian cult and at 42, I still haven’t got nerve enough to tell Esther that I don’t believe in any of that religion sh*t. So, I said, “okay I’m Christian.

“Your country is run by the Jews.”

My throttled response would have been: “If you hadn’t runoff all your Jews I’m certain Egypt wouldn’t be scrapping bottom on the GDP/per capita scale.”

Finally, the last two weeks of my 13 month stay, I found the perfect response to where are you from, “Brazil.” It was like the second coming of Mohammed, every taxi driver welcomed me with et-fa-dahl, et-fa-dahl, even stopping at the nearest soft drink stand for a complimentary coke, tea or coffee. The Egyptians, don’t want to be called Arabs, wished they could speak French, think the Italians are humorous, and obviously love the Brazilians.

When I became a New Home Sales Counselor (a used car salesman in coat and tie) in a melting pot subdivision in suburban Houston, I learned the inside scoop on Islam. My three block ladder shaped sales territory had a Sunni mosque on the east end, a Shia one on the west end, Houston’s largest Evangelical Black church on the south and fringed by Houston’s 30% Hispanic community. One day I looked out my second floor office at Meshaq, Shadrach and Abendago. The seventh son of the Holy Father, (pictured next to Modi, the new leader of India) the son’s number two and their realtor, all wearing white pajamas and white with gold trim caps. They loved my model home, so much that they wanted to buy it furnishings and all.

Shallow salesman me, runs down there groveling with et-fa-dahls and all but converts to Islam. Meshaq and gang were Dahwoodi Bohras (Urdu: داؤدی بوہرہ‎, also spelled Daudi Bohra), one of 72 varieties of Islam, referred to as the Jews of the Islamic world, with major enclaves in London, Kenya, Bombay, Detroit and now Houston.

The Bohra’s became my best and most favorite customers in the neighborhood. They built the most expensive home, paid for the whole thing in $10,000 money orders, bought another home for their sheikh and installed the first pee-on-the-floor toilet in ‘Pioneer Homes’ history. When I complained to my Boston French-Portuguese boss that he had given me the ugliest ‘2650 Stockdale’ spec home to sell, he replied, “there was always an ass for every seat.” After my third sale of a squat (Asian) toilet to the Bohra crowd, I boasted at our Monday morning sales meeting, “now boss, we have a seat for every ass.”

The Sunni mosque brought me two Palestinian engineers and their families and my all-time favorite a Pakistani ship captain who ferried busted freighters from the Med through the Suez to Karachi. We commiserated over his dealings with a thieving Egyptian crew and my Bill Murray, “Ground Hog’s Day” repetitive taxi driver interrogations. I interrogated the Bohra’s about their beef with the Sunni’s and vice-a-versa the Sunni’s grudge with the Shiites. I listened to my Vietnamese AOTOCAD Jock’s war stories of fleeing Thai pirates on his open sea voyage to the Philippines. I quizzed my Krishna Indian family about karma and dharma. I taught Browns, Blacks, Whites and Off-Whites, how they could buy a brand new home for little or nothing down. They taught me that each person’s faith or religious philosophy belonged to them and came about from the culture in which they were nurtured.

My culture was surviving as a nurtured Christian Scientist among the Catholics and Protestants on Mooney Avenue. My passive-aggressive satirical humor was threatening Esther with, “I want to go to Notre Dame and become a doctor.” Marion aka my father, encouraged my passive-aggressive anti-religious behavior by dropping us off at church, picking us up afterwards but not attending services himself. He smoked, didn’t drink anything stronger than coffee and offered no opinion on religion. When I went off to Walnut Hills High School his counsel was, “If you don’t learn from the Jews, you won’t learn anything.”

Save for one snow day, I had a six-year perfect attendance record at Walnut Hills. My extra-curricular, after school, commitment was to never miss a single episode of “The Mickey Mouse Club”. My meta-physical, mind over matter, you don’t believe in doctors, nurturing in a Judeo-Christian culture left me socially retarded. What I did learn from the Jews, was their universal penchant for scholastic achievement. My religion stressed, “Therefore, man is not material, he is Spiritual.” I ended up near the top of the bottom third, 218/305 of my WHHS ’61 Class, while suffering headaches (self-criticism) after Sunday school class because of my failure to reconcile what appears real is unreal.

Mr. Blum, counselled, me my senior year that college would free me from my Childhood Neurosis: “psychosocial-dwarfism,” in my case a fear of growing up.

Psychosocial short stature (PSS) is a disorder of growth failure and/or delayed puberty of infancy, childhood, and adolescence that is observed in association with emotional deprivation, a pathologic psychosocial environment, or both. A disturbed relationship between child and caregiver is usually noted.

Blum was right because my first year I was introduced to Psych 101. When I went home to share my new found knowledge, Esther was worried that I would transfer to Notre Dame and be a Psychiatrist. Esther knew for sure that Mary Baker Eddy had written of the dangers of Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism and Psychology. She was somewhat relieved that the taboo belief was spelled P-h-r-e-n-o-l-o-g-y, not P-s-y-c-h-o-l-o-g-y.

However, I wasn’t completely healed of psychosocial dwarfism until I left 3531 Mooney Avenue for the Sigma Chi Fraternity house. There, I discovered my true calling, hedonism. Amazingly enough, I was able to faithfully maintain a hedonistic lifestyle for the next four years and still graduate with a BS of Architecture. More amazing was joining the Marine Corps, via the Vietnam Era draft, and not having to surrender to a foxhole conversion to some other religious curriculum. Unfortunately, ever man and woman must revisit their childhood between the ages of 45 to 55. That means everybody, Christians, Agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Democrats, Republicans, Kings, Presidents, Queens, Prime Ministers, even Hedonists and Jack-Christian Scientists.

Thus, at the tender age of 48.2 I discovered psycho-therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous and Prozac. If, Mary Baker Eddy had lived past 1910, she probably would have put out an addendum to Phrenology, Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism and Psycho-Anything-ism. I told Esther that I was now free of religion in any shape or form even though my socio-cultural being still resided at 3531 Mooney Avenue. tegory66@gmail.com

The Millennial Amygdala

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is che-guevara-revolution-poster.jpg

Our childhood experiences become ingrained on our amygdala, our lizard brain, our control center for ‘fight or flight’ decisions. We look to our spouse, boss, partner or audience to heal us from our fears. Steve Jobs’ unwed mother placed her son with a college educated couple, who rejected him before signing the papers. Apple fired Jobs from the company he founded so Steve’s worst fears of Rejection came true in adulthood.

There is a collective amygdala that appears every four years in US presidential elections. Who is the lesser of two evils, the Democrat or the Republican. 2016 like 1968 offers an amygdala trifecta, who or what do we fear the most?

In 1968 it was Vietnam, 2016 is about the money. Tricky Dick promised to end the war and save your money. The Democrats couldn’t decide which lesser evil to go with so Humphrey got the call. Now, two-thirds of Americans got no money and no hope of getting any, anytime soon. Hillary and Trump are in a virtual tie for winning Boehner’s Lucifer award.

Hillary is the self-anointed guardian of the money pot, the status quo. Trump champions those willing to fight to get their job back or at least elect him as their mini-dictator. The Millennials look to Bernie, like the under 30 crowd pledged allegiance to Eugene McCarthy, to overthrow the system or at least re-democratize governance along the lines of, “by the people, for the people.”

What’s confusing the public’s collective amygdala this time around is everybody has a “dog in the fight.” Trump’s voters lost their dog or they’re afraid Bill & Hillary only care about their own kennel club.

Hillary’s FOB (friends of Bill) Blob is afraid Bernie and Liz Warren are going to get in there and completely destroy the capitalist system they have created in their own image and likeness.

The amygdala is the mediator between the left and right brain, between the thinking and emotional decision-making apparatus of our physical being. Hillary and Trump bring out our worst fears on either side of our heads but the Bern has 99% of the heart side. Even the one per-centers agree that the economy is royally screwed up but no one, especially the Federal Reserve, knows how to fix it. The best spin on the 2016 Three Dog Fight is the power of three, two wrongs don’t make a right but it takes three to make a rational, well-informed consensus decision.

Let the Chips Fall Where They May

He’s Got a ‘Chip’ on His Shoulder

The permission to remove surplus timber for firewood or building material was a substantial perk of the job for the dock workers. A subsequent standing order, in May 1753, ruled that only chips that could be carried under one arm were allowed to be removed. This limited the amount of timber that could be taken and the shipwrights were not best pleased about the revoking of their previous benefit. Three years later, for this and other reasons, they went on strike.

Hattendorf, Knight et al., in British Naval Documents, 1204 – 1960, record a letter which was sent by Chatham Dockyard officers to the Navy Board, relating to the 1756 dockyard workers’ strike at Chatham. The letter records a comment made by a shipwright who was stopped at the yard’s gates: “Are not the chips mine? I will not lower them.”


A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 … and 50 million people died as a result … what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.
It’s not that Bernie is chipless, like Ghandi, he is emblematic of Jewish culture helping those less fortunate and feels the Bern when he sees political injustice’


“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.” – Trump

Trump wears his chip of insecurity boastfully, “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Hillary has been carrying such a heavy load of chips it’s challenging to channel her biggest fear or insecurity but here goes. First born Hillary mirrors her father’s mean-spiritedness. She didn’t like the way her old man Rodham treated her or her mother but in adulthood the abused child becomes the abuser.

PRESIDENTIAL MARRIAGE ARGENTINE STYLE

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yuck it up, during a meeting at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, March 1, 2010.

Ms Kirchner telling Hillary how Argentina has been transferring spousal presidential power since Peron. “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” is a sad song because Evita died before her husband Juan Peron could break the presidential palace glass ceiling.

Nestor Kirchner remained a highly influential politician during the term of his successor and wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The press developed the term “presidential marriage” to make reference to both of them at once. Some political analysts compared this type of government with a diarchy. 

Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was indicted on Monday on charges that her administration accepted bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts, according to an indictment released by a federal judge. 18 September 2018


These presidential marriages aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

SEPARATING THE BIG POTATOES FROM THE SMALL POTATOES

Ray Farnham, my 7th grade Social Studies teacher, was always describing the challenge of history, since time began, as the nothing more than separating big potatoes from the small potatoes. Teacher Ray’s story example:

Once there was a man who was hired to sort potatoes into two piles—big potatoes and small potatoes. His employer thought this task should take no more than a couple of hours. However, when he returned at the end of the day, he found his helper sitting in front of the huge pile holding a potato in each hand, while muttering to himself, “decisions, decisions, decisions.”

U.S. government economic bailout of 2008 is the most recent example of the big potatoes sorting the potatoes into two piles with 99% ending up in the small potato pile.

HILLARY Strayed from Her Karmic Path

1557486_10206950430463436_7777602644015125049_n

NINE of Hearts: The GIVER of LOVE Card: This is a card of great fulfillment, great loss, or both. This card, and its karma card, the Seven of Diamonds, are both spiritual numbers and the fulfillment that comes is rarely personal until all personal desires are set aside and in their proper place. This is the double Saturn card – these people cannot deviate from what is true and “right” without swift, and sometimes bitter,  rebuke. All nines have come to settle affairs and debts from the past, to pay what they owe and move on. For the Nine of Hearts, there will be some completions or endings of key relationships that mark their completion of certain “soul chapters”. If these endings are resisted, they will turn to disappointment and loss. Their life path is full of spiritual lessons. Those that heed the call and adhere to higher values will have seemingly blessed lives, while those who give into their fears and escapist tendencies will suffer greatly. They are givers, endowed with great minds and hearts to share with the world.

Hillary’s Birth Card, her Who She Is Card is the NINE of Hearts9h

Hillary is torn between two Ego or Who She Thinks She Is Cards the Queen SpadesQUEEN of Spades and the king of clubsKING of Clubs

Your Karma Cards are the: 7dsSeven of Diamonds – This card is your cosmic twin and the one with whom you share the strongest karmic link. AcsAce of Clubs, 2hsTwo of Hearts, kingofspadeKing of Spades, JhJack of Hearts, 8ofclubEight of Clubs – You are also connected to these cards and will often find one or more of them in your life. You all share a somewhat ‘fixed’ nature.

jackie CooganJohn Leslie “Jackie” Coogan was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Charlie Chaplin’s film classic The Kid made him one of the first child stars in film history. October 26, 1914, Los Angeles, CA.

October TWENTY-SIXTH the Day of ORGANIZATIONAL COHESION: Those born on October 26 have a talent for reforming and running all sorts of organizations, whether clubs, athletic teams, church groups businesses or even larger political units. Usually filling a leadership role or at the very least an important advisory position, those born on this day have a knack for welding together a smoothly operating unit. Although quite capable of acting on their own, they really shine when engaged in projects with colleagues and co-workers. Usually October 26 people find a way to put their personal mark on any such endeavor, while still placing the good of the group before all else.

They are not, however, fond of sacrificing their private goals or desires and may therefore seek situations where their own personal success is intimately entwined with the fortune of the group.

STRENGTHS: Group-Conscious, Financially Astute, Organized

WEAKNESSES: Dour, Repressive, Rigid

hillaryHILLARY’S Karmic Path: 32 The Way of INNOCENCE – Charm to Natural: Those individuals on the Way of Innocence are here to drop the façade of their public persona in favor of a purer, unaffected approach to life, one where they express themselves as naturally and directly as possible.

Born with an innate belief that they are unworthy of love, those on this path grapple with the fear of revealing their true selves to others.  

Adept at artfulness and getting what they want and need through non direct means, they are extremely charming, albeit determined individuals.

Often subjected to undue criticisms and unfair assessments of their characters, those on the Way of Innocence have learned to shield themselves from hurt by being guarded and secretive.

As they overcome their feelings of unworthiness and learn to trust in a higher power to protect them, those on this path can begin to reveal who they are to the world. Becoming more colorful and fun loving, these men and women will surprise others as they adopt a devil-may-care attitude. Returning to a more innocent way of being in the world, with a more spontaneous expression of their creativity and zest for life, the men and women on this path will discover that they serve as an inspiration to many.

SUGGESTION: Confront the fear of rejection. Be aware of how indirect you can be. Try to become more attuned to nature’s rhythms. Temper imagination with practicality. Splash some color into your life.

BALANCE POINT: Worldliness and Innocence

NOTABLES: Hillary Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Mother Teresa, Stephen Spielberg, Frank Gehry (Frank Lloyd Wright of today), Andre Previn, Burt Bacharach, Janet Jackson, Anne Frank, June Carter Cash, Mike Tyson, Henry David Thoreau, Adam Sandler,  Stephen King, Kevin Kline, John Philip Sousa, Johnny Bench, Henry Miller, J.R.R.Tolkein, Benjamin Franklin, Edna St.Vincent Millay.

CORE LESSON: Trusting that there is an abundance and love life

GOAL: Becoming more aligned with their own energies and more direct

RELEASE: The fear of disapproval

REWARD: The joy of answering only to themselves

Gifts: Steady – Charming – Resourceful

Pitfalls: Rebellious – Repressed – Closed

attachment

Hillary was wounded it the ATTACHMENT stage of childhood development and so was Bill. They are the perfectly matched adolescent couple, Bill the AVOIDER and Hillary the quint-ultimate CLINGER.

ATTACHMENT STAGE (0-18 months)

bill_13Bill The AVOIDER:  Minimizer, Rigid Boundaries
Basic Fear (Wound):  Contact may lead to emotional and physical rejection, loss of self through contact with parent (partner).
Internal Message:  Don’t be
Core Belief:  I have no right to exist
Relationship Belief:  I will be hurt if I initiate contact with you
Image of Partner:  Demanding, all consuming
Relationship to Partner:  Detached; avoidant
Core Issue:  Too much togetherness;  too many feelings;  too much chaos
Typical Frustration:  You hate me;  you feel too much
Recurrent Feeling:  Terror and rage
Conflict Management:  Hyper-rational;  avoidant;  passive/aggressive withdrawal and coldness
Growth Challenge:  Claim right to be;  initiate emotional and physical contact;  express feelings;  increase body awareness and sensory contact with environment

alleged-bill-clinton-rape-victim-claims-hillary-clinton-coerced-silenceHillary The CLINGER:  Maximizer, Diffuse Boundaries
Basic Fear (Wound): Separation and abandonment;  loss of self through loss of contact with parent (partner)
Internal Message Don’t need me
Core Belief:  I can’t get my needs met
Relationship Belief:  I am safe if I hold on to you
Image of Partner: Unavailable;  has no feelings; a rock wall
Relationship to Partner:  Clinging; demanding; attempts to fuse
Core Issue: Separateness
Typical Frustration: You are never there
Recurrent Feeling: Voracious rage and terror
Conflict Management: Hyper-emotional, uncompromising; demanding, then giving in
Growth Challenge: Let go; do things on your own; negotiate
Hillary’s cards for 26 October 2015-2016 are:

Ego Pluto Result
Focus
aceofheart 10ofheart 2ofspade

Her Ego Focus, the ACE of Hearts is on a new love relationship, this has already happened with the arrival of Chelsea’s second child. Hillary has truly let down her steel emotional barrier with her grandchildren.

Hillary’s challenge this year, symbolized by the TEN of Hearts Pluto Card, is success with people,  she is successful with enough people to become the nominated presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. This is indicated by her TWO of Spades Result/Reward Card, the Business Partnership Card.

The cards are synchronized to the birth year in Hillary’s case we must examine her future October 26, 2016 to October 26, 2017 to see what’s up by November 8, 2016 and beyond. Hilary in her 69th year becomes the QUEEN of Clubs, The Mother of INTUITION and realizes her spiritual essence in the process of becoming the 45th President.

Ego

Pluto

Result

2ofspade 10ofdiamond queenofclub

DIAMONDS ARE NOT HILLARY’S BEST FRIENDS

geo feeling the bern

THREE of Diamonds: The UNDECIDED VALUES Card – The Three of Diamonds is considered one of the more difficult of the life paths of all the cards, especially when the Three of Diamonds is a woman. Indecision in values along with past life karma (Six of Hearts Karma Card) in relationships cause many challenges in the affectional life. A natural interest in metaphysics should be cultivated if they are to know more peace in their lives and overcome the many hurdles and temptations. They always know what is right and wrong, though sometimes they try to ignore what they know. They have more satisfaction in business where they can travel or do various different things. There is usually someone younger for whom they must make sacrifices for, often one of their children. With three nines in their Life Path, their later life can be disappointing, UNLESS they have developed their spiritual side, which will give them peace and solace and wisdom. These people are here to try many “things” on for size and then to settle on the truth. They are very creative. Some of them discover a divine mission and follow a lofty path where their innate creativity serves a higher purpose where they find peace and contentment.

trump nakedJune FOURTEENTH The Day of GUTSY CONFRONTATION: The determined and intense people born on June 14 are very sharp in their observations and assessment of what goes on around them. They are usually strongly opinionated, loyal, and demonstrate great courage when fighting the good fight, the honorable battle. They are forceful and convincing when presenting their ideas and opinions, and because they understand human nature all too well, capable of mercilessly exposing hypocrisy and pretense.

Strengths: SUCCESSFUL – GUTSY – AMBITIOUS;
Weaknesses: OVERSTRESSED – IMPATIENT – DOMINEERING;
web_bernie_sanders_hippy001September EIGHTH the Day of the PUZZLING PURIST: The enigmatic individuals born on September 8 are by no means easy to figure out. In their own minds they are interested in cleaning up shop, straightening things out and generally improving the lot of their family, social or national group. Yet if and when they go off on the wrong track, they are likely to maintain the absolute belief that they are acting reasonably or responsibly. Whether their efforts turn out well or badly in the end, there is no denying that September 8 people impact greatly on their environment.
STRENGTHS: Serious, Dynamic, Per-formative
WEAKNESSES: Unyielding, Authoritarian, Misdirected
BERNIE 3d 8 Sep '41.docx