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Gunther

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Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« on: February 02, 2022, 11:41:09 PM »
Since February 1, according to the Chinese horoscope, we have the Year of the Tiger. In the past, these were often very turbulent years that brought about major changes. You can believe in it or not,
but here is a small, incomplete selection of the last 120 years:
1902: The Second Boer War rages in South Africa. In April and May there are volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Guatemala and on the Antillean island of Martinique. Tens of thousands of people died.
On October 24, the Santa María volcano largely destroys Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala. The city has not really recovered from this catastrophe. But 1902 is a rather quiet year compared
to other Tiger years.

1914: World War I begins. This was the primordial catastrophe and the great gamechanger of the 20th century.
1926: A relatively quiet year of the Tiger, but with major labor struggles and a general strike in England. In May, Pilsudski usurps the political power in Poland; in the same month established General Gomes da Costa
in Portugal through a coup d'état a conservative, authoritarian regime.
1938: On March 12, Hitler annexed Austria. The Sudeten crisis follows and on September 30, 1938, the Czechoslovak Republic had to give up the Sudetenland to Germany in the Munich Agreement. At that time,
the Spanish Civil War and the Japanese-Chinese War were also raging.
1950: In June of that year, the Korean War begins, one of the largest proxy wars in the 20th century. In the U.S., Senator Joseph McCarthy becomes a central figure of his era. On July 7, Julius Rosenberg is arrested.
1962: On February 16 and 17, Germany and Holland experience the worst storm surge of the last 100 years. In October, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs between the USA and the USSR. The world stands before the
nuclear explosion.
1974: Europe is hit hard by the effects of the 1973 oil crisis. In July, officers of the National Guard in Cyprus put down a coup against the government of Archbishop Makarios. Turkey then occupied the northern part of the island.
The threat of war with Turkey leads to chaos in Greece; the Greek regime of the colonels collapses on July 23, and the puppet government in Cyprus is also overthrown. Portugal experiences the Carnation Revolution and the dictator
Marcelo Caetano is removed from power. In Germany, Willy Brandt resigns as chancellor because of the spy Günter Guillaume. In the USA, the climax of Watergate has been reached. On July 27, formal investigations begin into the
impeachment of Richard Nixon. On August 9, Nixon avoids impeachment and resigns as president. Before that, he had prayed together with Henry Kissinger.
1986: On April 26, the Chernobyl reactor disaster occurs. Under the code name Operation El Dorado Canyon U.S. forces launched airstrikes on the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi. (This is good, old tradition to the present day.
That' s all for freedom and democracy.)
1998: On April 29, the Kyoto Protocol is signed by 34 countries. The climate change agenda has reached its first major milestone. In retaliation for the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the U.S. Air Force
unexpectedly attacks targets in Afghanistan and Sudan. Cruise missiles fired from warships also destroy the Ash-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in al-Chartum Bahri, Sudan. This happened on August 20. The European Central Bank is established
as the legal successor to the European Monetary Institute. Under its president, Wim Duisenberg, it prepares the third and final stage of European monetary union, the introduction of the Euro as a common currency. On June 3, the ICE
"Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen" derails near Eschede due to a defective wheel tire. 101 passengers die in this accident.
2010: An earthquake in Haiti kills about 220 000 people and leaves 1.3 million homeless. The ash cloud following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland leads to closures of the European air traffic. The explosion
of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico leads to the worst oil disaster in the history of the United States.

What will this year of the tiger bring? It seems to me that the signs are pointing to a storm. We could be in a roller coaster ride of change. But will everyone like it? I have my doubts about that.
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 07:36:40 AM »
I'm missing something for 2010:
In the EU the financial crisis from 2007/2008 got renamed to "dept crisis" and the EU-Troika(*) startet to destroy Greece. The Banksters startet to bet against the EU countries. Now it is estimated that Greece will be broke until r.a. 2050. Since 2010 the world's economy hasn't recovered.

(*) The "EU-Troika" never had a democratic legimitation. In fact it was representing the Banksters.
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2022, 09:24:01 AM »
I'm missing something for 2010:
In the EU the financial crisis from 2007/2008 got renamed to "dept crisis" and the EU-Troika(*) startet to destroy Greece. The Banksters startet to bet against the EU countries. Now it is estimated that Greece will be broke until r.a. 2050. Since 2010 the world's economy hasn't recovered.

(*) The "EU-Troika" never had a democratic legimitation. In fact it was representing the Banksters.

Your objection is absolutely correct. My list does not claim to be complete, but only shows the direction. I also did not mention, for example, that in 1926 important preparations were made for the later judicial murder of Sacco and Vanzetti.
But if I had listed all these things, my post would have been way too long.

Basically I agree with you: The role of the EU Troika in the Greek crisis is very dubious. A complete elucidation of all these circumstances will reveal amazing connections. This is going to be exciting, believe me.
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2022, 10:16:18 AM »
Depending on your theory, there are compatibility charts for different Chinese years. I am born under the year of the water rat and I have found in the past that ladies born in the year of the tiger tend to be a bit "spikey" (pushy, ambitious, difficult etc ...).
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2022, 04:22:58 AM »
Steve,

Depending on your theory, there are compatibility charts for different Chinese years.

I really have no idea about Chinese astrology and I am not a friend of it. My enlisting should only show that the years of the tiger often brought great changes and shocks. That was the main idea.
I also have no idea about Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I know that it works quite well.

I am born under the year of the water rat and I have found in the past that ladies born in the year of the tiger tend to be a bit "spikey" (pushy, ambitious, difficult etc ...).

You're probably right. I would add hysterical and I know exactly what I'm talking about.
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2022, 05:08:55 AM »
Gunther,

A funny story, a mate of mine long ago had a girlfriend who was into astrology (any flavour) and she made it a mission to find my quirk. While I confess I am not convinced as to the viability of astrology, the results were funny. After some investigation on her part, she found that a person born in the year of the water rat and in June was a "Super Rat that got out of all of the traps". I nearly died laughing.
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Re: Welcome to the Year of the Tiger!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2022, 06:06:14 AM »
Steve,

After some investigation on her part, she found that a person born in the year of the water rat and in June was a "Super Rat that got out of all of the traps". I nearly died laughing.

that's really funny.

But my point was not about astrology. Looking around the world, it seems to me that the tiger has already started to pounce. There will still be some surprises, especially for the gang of four.
Let's wait and have tea.
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