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314: Mary Cheney

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Mary Claire Cheney (born March 14, 1969) is the second daughter of Dick Cheney, the formerVice President of the United States, and his wife, Lynne Cheney. She is politically conservative and is involved with a number of political action groups.[1]

She is openly lesbian, has voiced support for same-sex marriage, and has been credited with encouraging her father to support same-sex marriage.[2]


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January 21, 2015 at 7:03 pm

314: Thomas R. Marshall, VP, 1913-21: Contributed to the rise of Hitler?

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Thomas Riley Marshall (March 14, 1854 – June 1, 1925) was an AmericanDemocratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States (1913–1921) under Woodrow Wilson. A prominent lawyer in Indiana, he became an active and well known member of the Indiana Democratic Party bystumping across the state for other candidates and organizing party rallies that later helped him win election as the 27th Governor of Indiana. In office, he proposed a controversial and progressive state constitution and pressed for other progressive era reforms. The Republican minority used the state courts to block the attempt to change the constitution.

His popularity as governor, and Indiana’s status as a critical swing state, helped him secure the Democratic vice presidential nomination on a ticket with Wilson in 1912 and win the subsequent general election. An ideological rift developed between the two men during their first term, leading Wilson to limit Marshall’s influence in the administration, and his brand of humor caused Wilson to move Marshall’s office away from the White House. During Marshall’s second term he delivered morale-boosting speeches across the nation during World War I and became the first vice president to hold cabinet meetings, which he did while Wilson was in Europe. While he was president in the United States Senate, a small number of anti-war senators kept it deadlocked by refusing to end debate. To enable critical wartime legislation to be passed, Marshall had the body adopt its first procedural rule allowing filibusters to be ended by a two-thirds majority vote—a variation of this rule remains in effect.

Marshall’s vice presidency is most remembered for a leadership crisis following a stroke that incapacitated Wilson in October 1919. Because of their personal dislike for him, Wilson’s advisers and wife sought to keep Marshall uninformed about the president’s condition to prevent him from easily assuming the presidency. Many people, including cabinet officials and Congressional leaders, urged Marshall to become acting president, but he refused to forcibly assume the presidency for fear of setting a precedent. Without strong leadership in the executive branch, the administration’s opponents defeated the ratification of theLeague of Nations treaty and effectively returned the United States to anisolationist foreign policy.

The situation that arose after the incapacity of President Wilson, for which Marshall’s vice-presidency is most remembered, revived the national debate on the process of presidential succession.[68] The topic was already being discussed when Wilson left for Europe, which influenced him to allow Marshall to conduct cabinet meetings in his absence. Wilson’s incapacity during 1919 and the lack of action by Marshall made it a major issue. The constitutional flaws in the process of presidential succession had been known since the death of President William Henry Harrison in 1841, but little progress had been made passing a constitutional amendment to remedy the problem.[116] Nearly fifty years later, the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, allowing the vice president to assume the presidency any time the president was rendered incapable of carrying out the duties of the office.[117]

Historians have varied interpretations of Marshall’s vice presidency. Claire Suddath rated Marshall as one of the worst vice presidents in American history in a 2008 Time Magazine article.[61] Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that had Marshall carried out his constitutional duties, assumed the presidency, and made the concessions necessary for the passage of the League of Nations treaty in late 1920, the United States would have been much more involved in European affairs and could have helped prevent the rise of Adolf Hitler, which began in the following year. Morison and a number of other historians claim that Marshall’s decision was an indirect cause of the Second World War.[118] Charles Thomas, one of Marshall’s biographers, wrote that although Marshall’s assumption of the presidency would have made World War II much less likely, modern hypothetical speculation on the subject was unfair to Marshall, who made the correct decision in not forcibly removing Wilson from office, even temporarily.

313 n 314: Jamie Dimon Quoting Eintein

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Seems Mr. Dimon has a penchant for quoting Mr. Einstien:

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.


“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.”


314: Michael Ford Grandfather to the Messiah

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Michael Gerald Ford (born March 14, 1950) is the oldest of four children of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford.

He is a minister, and leads the Office of Student Development, which oversees all student organizations at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1984). He was the president of Sigma Chiwhile a student at WFU. President Ford, when he was still in Congress, spoke at his son’s commencement.

He married Gayle Ann Brumbaugh (born 1951) on July 5, 1974. The Fords have three daughters,

  • Sarah Joyce (born 1979), who married Blake Goodfellow in 1999 and had four children with him:
    • Riley Ann (born 2001)
    • Ford William (born 2003)
    • Brady Michael (born 2005)
    • Tyler Elizabeth (born 2008)
  • Rebekah Elizabeth (Bekah, born 1982), who married Clay Cooke in 2004 and had a daughter with him:
    • Ever Elizabeth (born 2010)
  • Hannah Gayle (born 1985).

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February 26, 2013 at 4:41 am

314: Aalok Varkhandkar on Einstein

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In Vedic astrology planets are often found in different states of strengths and weaknesses. Some planets are in friendly houses, some in enemy houses, some in houses where they are most powerful or exalted, and some are in houses where they are least powerful or debilitated.

A debilitated planet is a cause of worry in Vedic Astrology and is given special attention by an astrologer. Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, also had a debilitated planet in his horoscope and it was none other than Mercury, his ascendant lord.

Mercury in Vedic Astrology rules a great number of things but primarily intellect, education, teaching, learning, science, philosophy, mathematics. A debilitated Mercury should have deprived Einstein of having to do anything with these domains in life, but it is well known that he was the fortunate with regard to all these matters, and is considered the greatest scientist of all time.

Moreover, in Einstein’s chart, shown below, Mercury is the lord of the first house, which governs fame, as well as the lord of the fourth house, which rules knowledge and education, but Einstein became famous just because of his education and knowledge.

For more Aalok’s piece, “Why Einstein was a Genius,” please see his article at: http://www.astrocamp.com/einstein-genius-astrological-analysis.html

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December 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

314: Erin Sullivan on Einstein

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Albert Einstein’s horoscope has some classic scientist signatures! Visionary and sensitive Pisces is frequently in the mathematical/astronomical science if it is well contained, as is Einstein’s Sun in Pisces. For instance, Mercury (mind) is with Saturn (discipline, control and research) in pioneering Aries – he has the capacity apply his visions to practical outcomes and after a difficult early life, found discipline and gained authority in his science.

Born: 14 March 1879, 11:30 am in Ulm, Germany
Died: 15 April 1966, 1:15 am, in Princeton, NJ USA

Pisces is attuned to intangibles – to signs, symbols, portents, mysterious visions; and potentially, the capacity to render the invisible into working systems – such as energy, wavelengths, harmonics, spectra, music, atomic particles, metaphysical experiences, and so on.

Einstein believed himself to be a vessel of a divine principle. His Pisces Sun in a creative sextile to Pluto indicates that his mind was an agent on behalf of the “unseen”, and a resource of great wealth. Someone once said to him, “You are a genius, all your ideas are brilliant!” To which Einstein replied, “No, I just have lots of ideas, some of which have been brilliant.” It was this combined capacity for complex thinking and high intuition that distinguished him as an ingenious innovator.

For more of Erin’s piece on “Albert Einstein: The Astrology of Genius.” Please check out her website at:  http://www.erinsullivan.com/Celebrity-in-the-News/einstein-the-astrology-of-genius

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December 7, 2012 at 12:34 am

314 Quincy Jones

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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer,conductorarrangerfilm composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Awardnominations,[2] 27 Grammys,[2] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song “The Eyes of Love” from the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray CharlesRay.

In addition, Jones was the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide,[3] and was the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

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December 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

Two exact grand trines on March 14, 2012

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Using the Planetary Aspects and Transits program we find that at 6 am GMT March 14, 2012, Venus and Jupiter are exactly conjunct (in Taurus), and each of them forms a close-to-exact grand trine with Mars (in Virgo) and Pluto in Capricorn. All of the aspects are close-to-exact, in the sense of being less than 20 arc minutes from exact.

When aspects of astrological trines become exact it can be a cause for major world event such as the  Japanese tsunami and the Libyan uprising.

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July 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Astro4Business on Einstein

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I hope you’ll enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  It’s a continuation of our Leadership through the Signs series featuring Piscean Albert Einstein.  From our past posts we’ve gleaned some essential qualities of the Piscean temperament which I’ve listed below.  For each of these Piscean qualities I’ve included a quote by or about Albert Einstein which elucidates the keywords.

Albert Einstein in 1931. (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Most of the Einstein quotes I found in Wikiquotes and are sourced there.  There are a couple of other sources I’ve cited as well.  Have fun with this look at this fascinating Piscean.

1.  Pisceans operate from an instinctual, connected space, tapped right in to the wisdom of all.

I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of sudden a thought occurred to me: If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight. I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.

2.  Pisceans find freedom through spiritual orientation.

Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.


A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

For more of Astro4Business of Einstein, please check out their page:  http://astro4business.com/2011/03/14/albert-einstein-own-words/

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July 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

314 Birthdays

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Oliver Bernsen, son of Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays


Taylor Hanson, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, percussionist, keyboardist, singer, member of band, Hanson, famous song, ‘MMMBop’, lead singer for the Tinted Windows band


Aris Brimanis, born in Cleveland, NHL defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers


Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper 1996 Olympics


Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores


Larry Johnson, NBA forward for the Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks


Edward M. Fincke, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Captain USAF/astronaut


Kevin Brown, born in Mcintyre, Georgia, pitcher for the Florida Marlins


Kevin Williamson, American Author


Kirby Puckett, centerfielder for the Minnesota Twins


Gary Dell’Abate, producer, Howard Stern Show


Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, born in Russia, cosmonaut


David Byrne, guitarist and vocalist, Talking Heads-Burning Down the House


Rick Dees, radio disc jock, KIIS LA


Michael Ford, son of President Gerald and Betty Ford


Tom Coburn, American Politician


Billy Crystal, born in Long Beach, New York, comedian, Soap, SNL, City Slickers


William Benjamin Lenoir, born in Miami, Florida, astronaut, STS-5


Eugene A. Cernan, born in Chicago, Captain USN/astronaut, Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17


Dionigi Tettamanzi, Italian Clergyman


Michael Caine, born in London, actor, Alfie


Quincy Jones, born in Chicago, Illinois, composer and singer, We Are The World


Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer


Frank Borman, born in Gary, Indiana, astronaut, Gemini 7, Apollo 8, CEO, Eastern Airline


Joop F. Wolff, Dutch editor, Truth, Dutch politician, CPN


John Barrington Wain, born in England, novelist and poet, Hurry on Down


Diane Arbus, photographer and innovator


Ada Louise Huxtable, American Critic


Max Shulman, novelist, Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap


Henry Ralph Carr, soldier


John Amery, British Politician


Maurice, Jean Jacques, Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher


Raymond Aron, French sociologist and political scientist


Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader, KDP


Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian


Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist


Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, physicist, Nobel 1921


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June 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm