Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 18-24

Last half-week before Scorpio’s demise. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about. Peace and Love to the recently departed and a Happy Thanksgiving to those remaining. Jupiter and Venus just moved direct. Sounds like lots (Jupiter) of loving (Venus) and good times! The Full Moon is in Venus-ruled Taurus at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, the last day of Scorpio. See ya in Sag! — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) Last week you talked with your MENTOR (Pluto) about what you’ve accomplished so far this lifetime (North Node) and what you could but haven’t — yet. Good luck! Your next “meeting,” concerning such matters, is Christmas Day (3 degrees Capricorn). This weekend it’s your partners (of all kinds) that have a…

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School Ties

The longest play Kansas managed came with about six minutes remaining in the third quarter of its 20-3 loss against Nebraska, when running back James Sims gained 23 yards over left end. The gain was nullified by a holding penalty on the Jayhawks. Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini referred to the play afterward. Kansas had lined up in the Wildcat formation, in a way “very different than anything we’d seen,” he said. “But we adjusted and hit it for a 2-yard gain the next time.” That wasn’t the only instance of the Huskers’ defense adjusting, just the most dramatic. The Jayhawks ran from different formations and different personnel groupings. They did all sorts of offensive things they hadn’t done previously,…

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Win Some, Lose Some

* You win some, you lose some and let’s just say Omaha’s had better weekends than the one just past. First there was the Creighton women’s soccer team, rallying Friday from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead on Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Gophers out-shot the Bluejays 15-2 in the second half on their way to a 4-2 victory. Still a nice year for Coach Bruce Erickson, whose team set a school record with 15 wins. Then the top-seeded Creighton men lost to host team Bradley in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, the Jays second loss to the Braves in less than a week. Creighton took a 2-1…

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Biophobia

It may be unfair to call biophobia a pandemic. Like the trumped-up charade known as the 2009 swine flu “pandemic,” it’s not true that most of the world is affected by biophobia, though it impacts far more people than swine flu ever did or will. You haven’t seen biophobia in the headlines and don’t know what it is? Though not a mainstream media buzzword, its symptoms are everywhere. Meat processing plants, industrial milk production, clothing, sunglasses, shoes, packaging, car seats, carpets, bathrooms, bedrooms, banks and grocery stores — the signs of biophobia are all around us. Humans want to kill things that threaten us and we perceive threat everywhere, regardless of whether the threat is real. Our response to it…

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The Quarterback Question

First of all, we knew Cody Green wouldn’t bring to the offense what Taylor Martinez does, right? That’s why Martinez is Nebraska’s starting quarterback and Green is a backup. So the Cornhuskers weren’t going to be as productive with Green starting, even against an Iowa State defense that ranked 102nd nationally, allowing well over 400 yards per game. Also, though Green was technically No. 2 on the depth chart, just ahead of Zac Lee, he had played briefly in only five games, most recently in the Big 12 opener at Kansas State. Green had thrown only 12 passes this season, completing seven for 79 yards. Against Iowa State, he completed, well, 7-of-12 passes for 79 yards (and one touchdown). How…

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Omaha Vipers vs. World Cup ’94 ...

* Alexi Lalas is coming to Omaha. Sure, the goateed, grunge hero of the 1994 U.S. World Cup squad is perhaps better known today as a goatee-free, goading soccer commentator on ESPN, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to see him lace up the boots one more time, right? You’ll get that chance Jan. 21, when the Omaha Vipers take on members of that ’94 squad indoors at the Civic Auditorium. Reportedly Marcelo Balboa’s flowing locks will be there as will Tony Meola of World Cup — and to a lesser extent for the general sporting public I suppose — off-Broadway, New York Jets and Super Nintendo fame. Considering that the Vipers’ team colors are red, I hope this…

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Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 11-17

11.11? If there are seven steps to Heaven, they’re likely the Seven Deadly Sins transcended? Envy (be thankful for what you’ve got), Gluttony (look at yourself naked in a mirror), Lust (depends on what you lust after?), Pride (rid yourself of foolish pride), Sloth (do the work first), Wrath (or I’ll kill ya!) and Covetousness (make it six, coveting is what our society is based on). Strange Magique this way comes and there’s no one “Staranger” than me. Peace and Love Shall Conquer All, from Michael P. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) This is the week. Pluto your ruling planet of indescribable POWER, Force, Death and Regeneration is conjunct the North Node of this lifetime’s karma at 3 degrees…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

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