compiled by Dee Finney

updated 8-18-09


DREAM -  8-4-08 -
I was working in a large office, trying to gather together material - enough to make a shipment that weighed over 40 pounds to be sent in a container that had a certain weight limit.  I kept adding things to the stock and even added three thin books of my own.  I still didn't have enough weight, and there was Christmas wrapping stuff around but that didn't weigh very much.
I decided I would go to my bosses office and ask him to give me his dictionary because that weighed a lot.
I was on the phone negotiating with the businessman on the other end about the weight of the package. While I was on the phone I got called to come outside for something, so I told the guy I would call him back.
When I got outside, the expeditor was out there to show me something, but all of sudden, I got a shock, there was huge dead Albatross laying there.  And as soon as I saw the Albatross - I saw a pile of 3 more Albatrosses over on my right, and on my left were two Albatrosses in a pile, and there were several Albatrosses laying separately.  I'm estimating there were seven total.  It was a terrible thing to see.
Just then, I looked down to see what I was carrying. In my arms I was carrying a large grey book, inside an open grey box.  On the cover of the book, it looked like an ocean with a grey fog over it.  I tried to see what the title of the book was and could barely make it out because it was the same color as the foggy ocean.
The title was 'VANISHING'!

Editor's note:  Because the first assassination was a Democrat working for the Clinton's, I have to ask if the others will be also.  Time will tell.  I posted this dream after the assassination as I didn't think it was going to happen this quickly.  It's only been nine days since I had the dream.  Note that some of the albatrosses were in piles, not just individuals. That scares me.

10-12-08 - A good friend of mine dreamt last night that Dick Cheney was assassinated by a trusted staff member who was Swedish and that the government did nothing about it and told the public that Dick Cheney had had a heart attack and died.  The public accepted that because Dick Cheney has had so many heart problems over the years.

photo of an Albatross below
Crew member with a Wandering Albatross,
Diomedea exulans dabbenema



“Be ready for an incredible shocking year” means also shocking news and today the Dragon took the life of Arkansas Democratic Party chair Bill Gwatney.


Bill Gwatney was assassinated today - 8-13-08

Bill Gwatney, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, died today, hours after a shooting at the state party's headquarters, former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton said in a written statement.

Gwatney was tough, but politically astute

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The seriousness Bill Gwatney brought to his political maneuvering was absent as he advertised his three car dealerships. He sometimes hoisted a giant inflatable dragon atop a showroom and dubbed it "Gwatzilla."

The name followed him to the state Senate, where he built a reputation for being tough and outspoken, but also detailed and fiscally astute.

"I'm abrupt," Gwatney once told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I have a zero threshold for insignificant facts. I will cut people off if they don't answer my question."

Gwatney, who served stints as an Arkansas state senator and chairman of the state's Democratic Party, died Wednesday after a gunman burst into his office at the state party headquarters and shot him several times. He was 48.

The shooting occurred only two blocks from the state Capitol, where Gwatney served in the state Senate from 1993-2002.

The owner of three Little Rock-area General Motors dealerships, Gwatney had been planning to travel to the Democratic National Convention later this month as a superdelegate. He had backed Hillary Rodham Clinton, but endorsed Barack Obama after she dropped out of the race.

Gwatney became head of the state party in 2007, just after Mike Huckabee left office after 10 1/2 years as a popular Republican governor.

Gwatney had considered running against Huckabee in 2002, but later backed away from the idea, saying he liked "being a state senator, where I have a forum to criticize him."

"When you're down there at the Capitol every day and you're frustrated, sure, you think about it," Gwatney said at the time. "Now, I'm home with my wife and kids, and my frustration level isn't pegging out at 110 percent."

Gwatney served as finance chairman for Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's successful 2006 run and oversaw the party's sweep of all the state's top elected positions, drawing credit for bringing the party together and giving it energy not seen since Bill Clinton left the governor's mansion for the White House in 1992.

As a legislator Gwatney sponsored a successful bill that required elected officials to report more specifically on the gifts they receive. He also once backed a bill that would have given legislators a raise, something he explained to voters by saying the money came to about 75 cents a day.

During his time in the Senate, he sometimes would talk out loud while colleagues spoke or interrupt with sarcasm-laced commentary.

"I'm a pretty big-time sinner," he told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I lose my temper. I cuss. I'm prideful. I'm arrogant. I can name 50 sins I commit everyday. I wish sometimes I could be more humble. I really do."

Gwatney was born Aug. 26, 1959. His father, Harold Gwatney, was a lifelong Democrat who once served as the adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard.


Were the recent plane incidents warnings?

Obama's plane lands in St. Louis for maintenance

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The airplane carrying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made a safe, unscheduled and precautionary landing in St. Louis on Monday after a flight control problem arose en route from Chicago to Charlotte, N.C.

The plane, an MD-80 Midwest charter, experienced a problem maintaining the proper pitch, or control over keeping the nose at the necessary angle, as it was taking off from Chicago, the pilot said.

Laura Brown, an FAA spokeswoman, said the plane did not declare an emergency, but simply "requested a diversion for mechanical issues they called a flight control problem."

As the plane was being evaluated on the ground here, Obama was reading the paper in the front cabin, but ventured briefly to chat with the press at one point.

"I just thought we'd spice things up a little bit today," Obama said, smiling and joking.

The Illinois senator and a small entourage eventually left the plane and the tarmac to wait out the maintenance at a local hotel; the North Carolina trip was postponed until a future date.

Coincidentally, the candidate's impromptu detour took him to Missouri, a battleground state he hopes to win in the fall. There was no immediate word on how he would spend the rest of the day. He has two fundraisers in Atlanta scheduled for Monday evening.

Upon takeoff from Chicago, passengers had felt the plane dip briefly, causing a stomach-rolling sensation as if being in a roller coaster, but the unexpected movement did not cause visible alarm for the frequent fliers on the plane.

About an hour later, reporters among the 44 passengers on board were made aware of the problem. A flight attendant, who was clearing the aisles, told reporters the plane wasn't heading to North Carolina as planned.

Minutes later, Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass came to the back of the plane to inform reporters of a "minor little problem with the airplane" and said the plane would make a precautionary landing in St. Louis.

Then, the pilot came on the overhead speaker and provided more details.

"We detected a little bit of controllability issue in terms of our ability to control the aircraft in the pitch, which is the nose up and nose down mode," announced the pilot, whose name was not released in accordance with Midwest policy.

"The autopilot and the aircraft are just fine. As we descended, whatever was inhibiting our ability has now been rectified. However, just for safety purposes we are going to be stopping in St. Louis and making sure that there's nothing binding our controls. We have full authority of the aircraft. We will not need to brace. It will be a normal landing," he said.

The landing at 9:51 a.m. CDT, was, in fact, normal.

A mechanic was traveling on the plane at the time, and was inspecting the problem on the ground in St. Louis.

Obama, his staff, the Secret Service entourage and the press sat on the plane for over an hour as it was being checked out at Signature Flight Support, a facility which handles private jets, at Lambert Airport.

During his visit with reporters, Obama shook his head "no" when asked if he was worried.

"Anytime a pilot says something's not working the way it's supposed to, then you make sure you tighten your seat belt," Obama said. "Everything seemed under control. The pilots knew what they were doing."

Obama's campaign charter hasn't made a precautionary landing before.

"This is a first," he said, and then returned to the front of the plane to confer with staffers.


It was a MD-80 chartered plane:

Mechanic: Obama's Plane Could Have 'Lost Control' in Anomaly"

Note that Obama's plane was a MIDWEST plane.  It looks just like the MD-80 above.

Sen. Barack Obama’s MD-80 aircraft made a surprise landing on Monday morning due to "controllability issues." (Photograph by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Published on: July 9, 2008


When Barack Obama's plane encountered mechanical problems during a flight on Monday, was the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate in more danger than anyone let on, including his campaign staff, a major airline, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)—or the senator himself? "Everything seemed under control," Obama told reporters onboard his charter MD-80 after an unscheduled touchdown. "The pilots knew what they were doing."

But even as the head of the NTSB called the agency's investigation of the incident "extremely serious," a veteran MD-80 flight mechanic described the onboard irregularity to PopularMechanics.com as potentially "extremely dangerous."

Officials at Midwest Airlines, which operates the campaign charter, said that the plane's pilot was merely exercising a suitable precaution when he diverted during a planned flight from Chicago to Charlotte, N.C., landing safely at Lambert–St. Louis International Airport at 9:51 am local time. The pilot's reason: the plane had exhibited "controllability issues" after encountering turbulence following takeoff, and the pilot apparently had difficulty managing the pitch of the aircraft—that is, the extent to which the nose of the aircraft is pointed up or down. Pitch is critically important to aviation safety, as it determines the speed of the aircraft and its rate of climb or descent.

Examination of the aircraft on the ground revealed that turbulence had caused an emergency slide located in the plane's tail section to deploy in flight. The inflated slide then apparently pressed against hydraulic lines leading to actuators that move the elevator at the top of the aircraft's T-shaped tail.

Midwest Airlines downplayed the significance of the event, releasing a statement that "there was never an issue as to the safety of the flight." An Obama campaign spokesman said that the landing was a "minor and precautionary" step, according to the Associated Press. The pilot did not declare an emergency when requesting clearance to the alternate airport.

However, according to a mechanic familiar with MD-80 aircraft, inadvertent deployment of the slide could have put the airplane at serious risk. Mike Hatfield, an American Airlines mechanic who has worked on MD-80s for 20 years, called the slide's deployment "extremely dangerous" in an interview this afternoon with PM. "If it had caught on any of the control lines, they would have lost control of the aircraft," he said.

Hatfield could not remember having heard of a slide deploying in flight before. Normally, the mechanism is armed on the ground by a flight attendant at the rear of the aircraft. If the rearmost door is opened when the system is engaged, a cable pulls a pin from atop a valve on a tank of compressed gas, inflating the slide, which pushes away the tail cone of the aircraft. "Usually, if it deploys accidentally, it happens on the ground when somebody accidentally hits something or opens the door improperly," Hatfield said.

In the wake of the incident, NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker announced an investigation into the surprise landing, noting that control operations onboard "could potentially make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to fly the aircraft," according to ABC News.

The NTSB sought to quash speculation that it had launched the investigation because the candidate was aboard. "Whether it was a candidate or you and your mother, we would look into it regardless," agency representative Bridget Surchek told PopularMechanics.com.

Results of the preliminary investigation are scheduled to be released next week. Stay tuned right here for more.

EDITORS NOTE:  Could it have been failed sabotage???  Just asking!


(CNN)— A plane carrying Texas Rep. Ron Paul and six other members of Congress was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday due to mechanical issues.

Flight carrying members of Congress makes emergency landing

08:15 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 22, 2008
By T.J. Aulds, Michelle Homer & Mark Greenblatt / 11 News

Click to watch the 11 News report on the incident

HOUSTON -- A Continental Airlines flight carrying seven members of Congress from Houston to Washington was forced to make an emergency landing after it lost cabin pressure Tuesday afternoon.

Flight 458 was bound for Reagan National Airport, but was diverted and landed safely in New Orleans, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Ted Poe told 11 News.

Poe and fellow Texas Congressmen Nick Lampson, Ron Paul, John Carter, Ciro Rodriguez, Solomon Ortiz and Henry Cuellar were aboard the flight, said Poe's press secretary DeeAnn Thigpen.

Ironically, the seven congressmen were trying to get back in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill, a spokesman for one of the representatives said.

There were 118 people total aboard the plane, Continental spokeswoman Julie King said.

No one was hurt.

Continental Airlines said the problem was caused by a sudden loss in cabin pressure.

Trevor Kincaid, a spokesman for passenger and Rep. Nick Lampson, said his boss told him “there was absolutely no panic on the plane.” Lampson told Kincaid the plane’s oxygen masks dropped down.

“Continental Airline’s personnel and staff were exceptional; executing what seemed to me a textbook performance in emergency procedure. I was very impressed,” Lampson said in a release.

Poe told 11 News the flight was about an hour late leaving Houston because of mechanical difficulties with an engine. He said things went downhill from there not long after taking off from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

"Suddenly, we started to descend more rapidly than normal and the oxygen masks came out," Poe said.

The pilots told everyone to fasten their seatbelts.

"There wasn't any talk because a lot of people had their oxygen masks on," according to Poe. "Everyone seemed to be quite calm."

The flight landed about 20 minutes after the scare began.

"You're thinking of everything, of course. You're thinking of all the possibilities," Poe told 11 News. "But the pilots did a great job of getting us down. And when we got down we saw all the fire trucks on the runway, just like in the movies."

For Poe and the others, it was an unforgettable experience.

"It was exciting to say the least," Poe said. "Glad to see that landing gear come down."

The cause of the loss of cabin pressure will be investigated.

Thigpen said the flight is frequently used by members of the Texas delegation who have returned home for the weekend. The 1:05 p.m. flight is the latest one that allows them to get back to Washington in time for 6:30 p.m. votes, she said.

The emergency landing was the third time in two days a plane was diverted over cabin pressure issues. A US Airways flight and a Northwest Airlines flight were diverted to airports in Kentucky and Wisconsin on Monday over cabin pressure issues.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Hole in Qantas jet forces emergency landing


(CNN) -- A Qantas flight from Hong Kong to Melbourne made an emergency landing in the Philippines on Friday after a hole appeared in the fuselage and the cabin lost pressure suddenly.

There was an almighty crack," one passenger said. "We dropped a bit in the air, but other than that it was fine."

"There was a big bang," said another. "I knew there was a hole somewhere, but I didn't know what was going on."

Marina Scaffidi, 39, from Melbourne, told The Associated Press: "There was wind swirling around the plane and some condensation."

She said a hole extended from the cargo hold into the passenger cabin.

Michael Rahill, 57, an architect from Melbourne, told AP the bang sounded "like a tire exploding, but more violently."

Images of the Boeing 747-400 after it landed showed a large hole where the leading edge of the wing attaches to the fuselage.  Watch more on the incident »

Manila International Airport Authority spokesman Octavio Lina said there were no injuries, but some of the 345 passengers vomited after disembarking, AP reported.

Qantas said the hole, which was between 2.5 to three meters in diameter, was being inspected by engineers.

A report by the airport authority quoted pilot John Francis Bartels as saying an initial investigation indicated there was an "explosive decompression."

Lina said the cabin's floor gave way, exposing some of the cargo beneath and part of the ceiling collapsed, AP reported.

The flight originated in London. It was diverted to Manila International Airport, where it landed around 11:15 a.m. (11:15 p.m. ET Thursday.)

There were no reports of injuries among the 346 passengers and 19 crew, the airline said in a statement. Oxygen masks were deployed during the emergency.

footage from the plane »

Passengers said their ears popped because of the plane's rapid descent to a lower altitude.

Some passengers vomited after disembarking, Manila International Airport Authority deputy manager for operations Octavio Lina told AP.

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have been notified and plan to investigate, according to Geoff Dixon, Qantas CEO

Copyright 2008 CNN. All rights reserved. 
Associated Press contributed to this report.

8 Killed in Small Jet Crash in Minnesota

By AMY FORLITI , AP OWATONNA, Minn. (July 31, 2008) - A small jet crashed Thursday while preparing to land at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing eight people, including casino and construction executives.

A small business jet crashed Thursday while getting ready to land at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing all eight people who were on board. The Raytheon Hawker 800 was traveling from Atlantic City, N.J., to Owatonna, Minn., when it went down in a cornfield.

Authorities initially thought nine people may have been aboard the Raytheon Hawker 800, which went down about 9:30 a.m. at a regional airport about 60 miles south of the Twin Cities.

But by late evening, Department of Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville said it had been confirmed that eight people were on board.

Seven people were dead at the scene. One died later at a hospital. The plane was carrying two pilots.

Severe weather had been moving through southern Minnesota earlier Thursday, but witnesses and the National Weather Service said the storms were subsiding at the time of the crash. It wasn't immediately clear if weather was a factor.

The charter jet, flying from Atlantic City, N.J., to Owatonna, a town of 25,000, went down in a cornfield northwest of Degner Regional Airport, Sheriff Gary Ringhofer said. The wreckage was not visible to reporters because tall corn obscured the crash site.

The debris was scattered 500 feet beyond the airport's runway. Late Thursday, the Dakota County coroner was on the scene working to identify victims.

Cameron Smith, a mechanic at the airport, said he spoke by radio with the jet's pilot just minutes before the crash. The pilot was about to land and was asking where he should park for fuel, Smith said.

He ran to the crash scene to see if anyone could be helped, but saw only a long skid path and debris that he described as "shredded."
He said: "There was no fuselage. There were just parts."
The plane had been scheduled to land at 9:42 a.m., then take off at 11:40 a.m. for Crossville, Tenn.

The only crash victim publicly identified as of early Thursday evening was Karen Sandland, 44, a project manager on the Revel casino project who worked out of Tishman Construction's Newark, N.J. office, company spokesman Bud Perrone said. She was the only Tishman employee on board, said Richard M. Kielar, the company's senior vice president.

Atlantic City Mayor Scott Evans said two high-ranking Revel executives also were among the victims, but he declined to identify them.

Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis issued a statement Thursday night mourning the loss of employees from his company, Tishman and APG International, a Glassboro, N.J., company that specializes in glass facades. DeSanctis did not identify the victims or say how many of his company's employees died.

APG's telephone rang unanswered Thursday night, and no one immediately responded to a fax sent to the company seeking comment.

Don Pyatt, president of glass company Viracon, told the Owatonna People's Press that the customers were from "a couple of different companies" who were coming to the plant to discuss a project in Las Vegas.

Mary Ann Jackson, a spokeswoman for Viracon's parent company, Apogee Enterprises Inc., confirmed to the AP that those on board were Viracon customers, but declined to provide other details. She said no Viracon employees were involved in the crash.

The airport lies alongside Interstate 35 as it skirts Owatonna's western edge. The airport's Web site describes it as "ideal for all classes of corporate aircraft use" with an all-weather instrument landing system.

Sharon Gordon, a spokeswoman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates Atlantic City International Airport, said the East Coast Jets plane landed at the airport at 7:10 a.m. from its base in Allentown, Pa.
It picked up several passengers and left at 8:13 a.m., requiring no services on the ground.

Associated Press writer Wayne Parry in Atlantic City, N.J., contributed to this report.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.



Man with assault rifle attends Obama protest

Experts fret over ‘chilling’ effect on political discourse following Ariz. event

 Town halls and protecting the president
Aug. 17:, 2009   There are reports that as many as 12 people showed up at an Obama event in Arizona with weapons in full view. Why are they doing this? Rachel Maddow is joined by former Secret Service agent Joseph Petro.

PHOENIX - About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday — the latest incident in which protesters have openly displayed firearms near the president.

Gun-rights advocates say they're exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protest, while those who argue for more gun control say it could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested.


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