“When I need my sense of order restored, I sit on the lake rock. It sums up all I have learned about this mountain world. Connected to the shore by a narrow, somewhat unstable catwalk, the rock is just big enough to sit on comfortably. It is a pebble dropped into the water, the center of widening rings of montane life, beginning with the life of the lake itself and culminating in the evergreen forests, where the succession that is taking place is mapped in the communities that I can see. The rock is a place of order, reason, and bright mountain air.”—
From The Lake Rock, by Ann Zwinger, taken from Melissa Walker’s, Reading The Environment, page 100
Reminder: In Libra, one of four celebrated Cardinal months of the year, the number 4 is again showcased in autumnal garb; revealing its deserving title as the "Number of Material Order".
"(Reuters) - Securities regulators are struggling to craft a rule that sheds light on companies that use certain African "conflict minerals" but avoids a compliance nightmare that hurts manufacturers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is six months behind schedule in finalizing the rule that is required by last year’s Dodd-Frank financial oversight law.
The rule, which was tucked into the legislation at the last minute, will require companies to disclose whether they use tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The agency is holding a roundtable discussion on Tuesday to hear from companies, human rights organizations and other stakeholders. The SEC has asked for help navigating the mine field of tricky issues such as tracking conflict minerals through the supply chain and “workable” due diligence.
Corporations such as AT&T have criticized the rule as overreaching.”
“Fetishes and sacred objects often are used as talismans and amulets. To the Golden Dawn, a talisman is “a magical figure charged with the Force which it is intended to represent.” In general, though, there is a difference between a talisman and an amulet. A talisman can be viewed as an object made to serve a specific end —usually to bring good fortune in some area of life or to help in the achievement of a goal. It has a suggestive effect upon the mind. An amulet is not much different, other than that it is usually worn for protection and for health. Both are usually consecrated or “charged” through some ritual or meditative act. This can be accomplished as simply as by applying concentrated focus while constructing them.”—# 259….Animal-Speak ~ The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small ~, by Ted Andrews, 1998
Box, filled with talismans, arrived from my relocated 17 Libra ASCENDANT/16 Cancer MIDHEAVEN in New York. The box was an ark for Madagascar, Greenland, Michigan’s northwest Peninsula, Japan, and other exotic origins.
"Sjón (born 1962, Reykjavik, Iceland) began his literary career at the tender age of fifteen when his first poetry collection, Sýnir (Visions), was published in 1978. He was one of the founding members of the neo-surrealist group Medúsa and early on acquired a high profile on the Reykjavík cultural scene. He has published numerous poetry collections and seven novels, as well as plays, libretti, and picture books for children. Alongside his work as writer Sjón has taken part in a wide range of art exhibitions and music events. His longtime collaboration with the Icelandic singer Björk led to an Oscar nomination for his lyrics for the Lars von Trier movie Dancer in the Dark.”
"Copper fell from $4.20 to $3.25—close to 25%—in about three weeks. Most of that tumble has happened in the last ten days, and what’s worrisome is that, as I write these words over the weekend, there is every indication that copper will continue its free fall come Monday.
From the numbers that I’m seeing—and from the historical fact that copper tends to fall roughly 40% from peak to trough during an American recession—there is every indication that copper could reach $2.67 in short order. And even bottom out below that—say at $2.20—before stabilizing around the $2.67 level.
But we’ll see. The price of copper is not the point of this discussion. The point of this discussion is what the price of copper means.
What it means for monetary policy.
We all know the old saying: “Copper is the only commodity with a Ph.D. in economics”, or words to the effect.”