Prophecy & occult expert John Hogue shared his predictions for 2012, a year that he foresees to be filled with change and tumultuous events. He also reviewed his prediction that 2011 would be the "year of 12 catastrophes," and cited various calamities like tornadoes and floods that fulfilled this. 2012 "is the year when the people push back," and we'll see millions of people taking to the street to protest all over the world, particularly in the spring and summer. This global middle class movement/awakening against the corporate aristocracy and suppression of democracy will be particularly strong in Asia, and the Middle East, but will also be felt in the US, he detailed.
In February, as Neptune moves into Pisces for a long period, 2012 will show itself to be one of the most irrationally based years, with people driven by emotions, and gut reactions, he commented. Hogue foresees a large quake on the west coast of America or Mexico, most likely during the July-September time frame, and it will be associated with either a new or full moon. Volcanic eruptions will be more of a problem in 2012 than quakes, he noted, adding that solar flares probably won't be an issue until 2013.
He doesn't believe the Mayan calendar relates much to this year-- the galactic alignment they spoke of actually occurred back in 1998, he calculated. Economically, he suggested that the US will absorb the European crises, and unemployment will actually go down one percentage point, which will help Obama win re-election (though there could be a strong showing by a third party candidate such as Ron Paul). Hogue said Europe wasn't going to fare well, with the EU possibly sloughing off Greece, Spain, and Italy from their monetary system, and some countries in the union going into deep depression.
First hour guest, attorney Robert Shapiro appeared in studio, talking about his work with the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness, as well as his legal career, and representation of public figures. He doesn't believe that law enforcement particularly targets celebrities; it's just that when they cross the law, their cases are publicized immediately. In terms of picking out an attorney, one suggestion he made was to go to a courthouse and watch how they perform.
A huge eruption on the sun is expected to blast Earth with a stream of charged particles on January 24th. The NOAA reports that this is the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005. More at Space.com and Spaceweather.com.
Bumper music from Monday January 23, 2012