Oct 28, 2009
Some of the most famous predictions that have come true are predictions about World War I and World War II, Hitler, Napoleon, and the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The current interest in the Nostradamus end of world predictions revolve around his predictions for massive unrest and trouble in the time between 2009 and 2012. When you combine this with the idea of the December 21, 2012 end-date of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, things become interesting indeed.
In addition to this unrest, some believe that Nostradamus also predicted President Obama taking office.
Nostradamus’ predictions are quite remarkable, especially given that the events and technology that he was seeing were hundreds of years more advanced than those of his time. Imagine how confusing that must have been to him!
The problem with thinking that the Nostradamus end of world theories point to a 2012 end date is that the predictions continue on long past 2012. In fact, he claimed to see things until the year 3797. This suggests that even though he saw catastrophic events for this time in our life, he didn’t think that it would be the end of the world.
Instead, his predictions may be leading to a more Armageddon-like situations–a sort of “end of the world as we know it”, which later results in a much better world on the other side.
Though some may deny the accuracy of the events that Nostradamus predicted, saying that people stretch the events to fit in with his predictions, he does seem to predict tumultuous times for this time period that we’re in. Will it be the end times? Nostradamus seems to believe that it won’t actually be the end.
Oct 17, 2009
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1. What is Lockerz: Lockerz is an invitation-only website created to connect members through commerce, content and community. Watch exclusive video, discover new music, play games, connect with friends, and get rewarded for it. The more often you visit, the more opportunities you have to earn PTZ (or “Pointz”), Lockerz’ own form of currency. Lockerz was founded in March, 2009.
2. What types of products can be purchased at Lockerz: Members will be able to purchase a wide range of products from apparel, accessories, electronics, games, sports equipment and other products from hundreds of well known brands. Members will also be able to purchase digital assets such as music, videos, art, and decals.
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Oct 16, 2009
“The Lord of the Rings” is the greatest trilogy, and it immortalized the name of its creator. It consists of three parts: “The Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”. The plot is based on the struggle for the Ring of Power, which was forged by Sauron, the Dark Lord, long long ago.
The trilogy is a logical sequence of a no less famous fairy tale by Tolkien “The Hobbit” as well as the second part of the Red Book of Westmarch – the main chronicle of the Third Age of Middle-earth. “The Lord of the Rings” belongs to the genre of an epic, has many plots and a great number of main and secondary characters.
May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here's hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead.
Best wishes on Diwali .
Oct 15, 2009
This is another short Film which i got amused with today..
To appreciate a small miracle like For the Birds, see it with children. Observe them as they watch, understand, empathize and laugh out loud to a quirky short with no dialogue. When a director can combine a visually joyful piece that is poignant as well as entertaining to anyone of any age, an Oscar is deserved. For the Birds ranks with its Oscar Winning predecessor Geri's Game as a tiny slice of genius. Bravo.
Geri's Game' is a short, animated film by the geniuses at Pixar Animation, and it was screened in cinemas to precede 'A Bug's Life' .
This short film borders on perfection. Absolutely no dialogue is spoken in the film, but it doesn't need to be. The simple plots concerns an old man named Geri who loves to play a high-stakes game of chess in the park. The only catch: He has nobody else to play with!
This is a highly-enjoyable short. The music is beautifully fitting, and the animation is first-rate. The character of Geri (or, at least, one of his characters) is a very likable, bumbling old man.
You can certainly see how Pixar earned themselves an Oscar with this short. Highly recommended.
Oct 8, 2009
Sir Isaac Newton, the famous seventeenth-century mathematician and scientist, though not generally known as an alchemist, practiced the art with a passion. Though he wrote over a million words on the subject, after his death in 1727, the Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed." The papers were rediscovered in the middle of the twentieth century and most scholars now concede that Newton was first an foremost an alchemist. It is also becoming obvious that the inspiration for Newton's laws of light and theory of gravity came from his alchemical work.
If one looks carefully, in the light of alchemical knowledge, at the definitive biography, Sir Isaac Newton by J. W. V. Sullivan, it is quite easy to realize the alchemical theories from which he was working. Sir Arthur Eddington, in reviewing this book, says: "The science in which Newton seems to have been chiefly interested, and on which he spent most of his time was alchemy. He read widely and made innumerable experiments, entirely without fruit so far as we know." One of his servants records: "He very rarely went to bed until two or three of the clock, sometimes not till five or six, lying about four or five hours, especially at springtime or autumn, at which time he used to employ about six weeks in his laboratory, the fire scarce going out night or day. What his aim might be I was unable to penetrate into." The answer is that Newton's experiments were concerned with nothing more or less than alchemy. (from Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored by A. Cockren)
As a practicing alchemist, Newton spent days locked up in his laboratory, and not a few have suggested that he finally succeeded in transmuting lead into gold. Perhaps that explains one of the oddest things about his life. At the height of his career, instead of accepting a professorship at Cambridge, he was appointed Director of the Mint with the responsibility of securing and accounting for England's repository of gold.
In fact, Newton -- the revered founder of modern science and the mechanistic universe -- also ranks as one of the greatest spiritual alchemists of all time. In his The Religion of Isaac Newton (Oxford 1974), F.E. Manuel concluded: "The more Newton's theological and alchemical, chronological and mythological work is examined as a whole corpus, set by the side of his science, the more apparent it becomes that in his moments of grandeur he saw himself as the last of the interpreters of God's will in actions, living on the fulfillment of times."
Isaac Newton wrote fellow alchemist Robert Boyle a letter urging him to keep "high silence" in publicly discussing the principles of alchemy. "Because the way by the Mercurial principle may be impregnated has been thought fit to be concealed by others that have know it," Newton wrote, "and therefore may possibly be an inlet to something more noble that is not to be communicated without immense damage to the world if there be any verity in [the warning of the] Hermetic writers. There are other things besides the transmutation of metals which none but they understand." According to B.J.T. Dobbs in The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy (Cambridge University Press, 1984), "The fact that Newton never published a work on alchemy cannot be taken to mean that he knew he had failed [at the Great Work]. On the contrary, it probably means that he had enough success to think that he might be on the track of something of fundamental importance and so had good reason for keeping his 'high silence,' even though there is nothing to indicate that he himself was searching for that mysterious "inlet to something more noble."
Oct 6, 2009
He signed his name that way because, like the ancient Adepts, he understood himself as divine. In addition, because the sixteen letters in Jeova Sanctus Unus could be rearranged to spell his name in Latin, making it a perfect pseudonym.
Jeova Sanctus Unus is an anagram of a famous alchemist’s name in Latin. Latin interchanges the letters J for I and the letter V for U, which means Jeova Sanctus Unus can actually be perfectly rearranged to spell this man’s name.
Newton’s name had always been a recurring guidepost for those seeking secret knowledge.
Great man and a brilliant one indeed!!!
A List of Prominent Pseudonyms
[N.B. - née, nee (adj.) appears in American English both with and without the acute accent of its original French. It is the feminine past participle of the French verb meaning “to be born” and so indicates a woman’s maiden name (Mary Smith-Jones, née Smith). Extended use sometimes has it to mean “formerly known as” and applies it to the original names of men and women whose aliases or pen or stage names are more widely known than their original ones (Leon Trotsky, née Lev Davidovich Bronstein; Dame Margot Fonteyn, née Margaret Hookham). It has even been stretched to include place names (Cape of Good Hope, née Cape of Storms). Conservative editors generally prefer “originally,” “once,” or even “aka” to these extended uses. Pronunciation of née rhymes with either “say” or “see,” although the latter bothers many who speak French.]
"A" nee Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
"Acton Bell" nee Anne Brontë (1820-1849) [also "Olivia Vernon," "Alexandria Zenobia"]
"Anonymous" nee Joe Klein (b. 1947)
"Boz" nee Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
"Currer Bell" nee Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) [also "Marquis of Douro"]
"Diedrich Knickerbocker" nee Washington Irving (1783-1859)
"Pauline Réage" nee Dominique Aury (1908-1998)
"Ellis Bell" nee Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
"George Eliot" nee Mary Anne Evans Cross (1819-1880)
"George Orwell" nee Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950)
"George Sand" nee Armandine-Aurore-Lucie Dupon (1804-1876)
"HD" nee Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961)
"Jack Duluoz" nee Jean-Louis Lebrid "Jack" Kerouac (1922-1969)
"Jebediah Cleisbotham" nee Walter Scott (1771-1832) [also "Malchai Malagrowther"]
"Jeova sanctus unus" nee Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
"Leon Trotsky" Lev Davidovich Bronstein (1879-1940)
"Mark Twain" nee Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)
"Marquis de Sade" nee Comte Donatien Alphonse Françoise (1740-1814)
"Molière" nee Jean Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673)
"Nathanael West" nee Nathan Wellensten Weinstein (1903-1940)
"O. Henry" nee William Sydney Porter (1862-1910)
"Publius" nee Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), John Jay (1745-1829), James Madison (1751-1836)
"Saki" nee Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)
"Silence Dogood" nee Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"Voltaire" nee François Marie Arouet (1694-1778) [also "Catherine Vadé," "Guilluame Vadé"]
"Zola" nee Edouard Charles Antoine (1840-1902)
Videos on the Rosicrusians
Rosicrucianism (symbol: the Rose Cross) is the theology of a secret society of mystics, allegedly formed in late medieval Germany, holding a doctrine "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm."
Between 1607 and 1616, two anonymous manifestos were published, first in Germany and later throughout Europe. These were Fama Fraternitatis RC (The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC) and Confessio Fraternitatis (The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC). The influence of these documents, presenting a "most laudable Order" of mystic-philosopher-doctors and promoting a "Universal Reformation of Mankind", gave rise to an enthusiasm called by its historian Dame Frances Yates the "Rosicrucian Enlightenment".
In later centuries many esoteric societies have claimed to derive their doctrines, in whole or in part, from the original Rosicrucians. Several modern societies, which date the beginning of the Order to earlier centuries, have been formed for the study of Rosicrucianism and allied subjects.
Good Lord ! This Dan Brown is just so awesome.....
Read the whole book online
Oct 5, 2009
I look into the mirror
And a face stares back at me
He is looking rather angry
Looking back at me
Who is this stranger
Looking at me with contempt
I am getting angry
At this figure
I go towards him
And he meets me halfway
I am quite scared
So then I back away
I turn around quickly
And I pick up a rock
And throw it at the mirror
Smashing it up.
The figure disappears
And the mirror shattered
And now I am alone
And thats all that matters.
Please Dont Make me angry!!!
Oct 4, 2009
The Hollywood movie "Couples Retreat" is set for release on October 9. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, and many more. "Couples Retreat" is a comedy that follows four couples who are all at a tropical resort, going through therapy sessions and learning about their relationships. With all these emotions, an exotic location, and a comedic tone, A.R. Rahman set out to compose the album’s soundtrack.With track titles like "Jason and Cynthia Suite" and "Tour of the Villas," it is understandable that the music has been composed to compliment the scene in which it will be placed, as Hollywood movies always do. With four couples from different walks of life, the soundtrack contains a wide range of instruments and music styles. A.R. Rahman not only shines on his classical Indian music selections, but the orchestra on "Jason and Cynthia Suite" and "Itinerary" is phenomenal!
Songs like "Nana" and "Kurukuru Kan (Afro Nisha)" take on very ethnic, island vibes that are complimentary to the film’s setting. For the South Asian ear, tracks like "Undress" and "Intervention" have familiar A.R. Rahman instruments and sounds.
A.R. Rahman has put together yet another masterpiece! Every song has its story, its own sound, and its own mood. With 15 tracks you would think that one would fall flat, but I couldn’t seem to find one. A.R. Rahman has incorporated musical styles and instruments from around the globe, showing how diverse his talents can be. Judging by the soundtrack, "Couples Retreat" will do well in theaters. I recommend this soundtrack to everyone; whether you are in the mood for emotional and diverse music or just want to support A.R. Rahman, this soundtrack is worth checking out.
Oct 2, 2009
Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez, known as Octomom in the media, is an American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009.The Suleman octuplets are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States and, one week after their birth, surpassed the previous worldwide survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998. The circumstances of their high order multiple birth have led to controversy in the field of assisted reproductive technology as well as an investigation by the Medical Board of California of the fertility specialist involved. Public reaction turned negative when it was discovered that the single mother already had six other young children at home at the time and was not financially independent.
Suleman, who was unemployed and on public assistance programs at the time, conceived the octuplets and her six older children via in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Early life and education
Although Suleman was born in 1975, two dates of birth have been given for her; one is October 12th, while the other is July 11th. It was reported that the birthdate recorded for her as the mother on the birth certificates of her children was July 11th. She was reportedly born in either Bellflower or Fullerton, California (depending on sources) as the only child of Edward and Angela Doud. Her parents married in Las Vegas in 1974, and divorced in 1999.
She held a psychiatric technician license, and worked as a psychiatric technician at Metropolitan State Hospital, where her back was injured while at work. She filed a worker's compensation claim in 1999 while working at the hospital, and again filed another claim in 2001 with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and over the course of time, received approximately $167,000 in benefits.She attended California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in child and adolescent development in 2006. Suleman returned to CSUF to pursue a master's degree in counseling, leaving the program in 2008.
Marriage and divorce
Nadya married Marcos Gutierrez in 1996. According to Gutierrez, they separated in 2000 because they could not conceive children together. Gutierrez filed for divorce in November 2006 and the divorce was finalized in January 2008. Despite their divorce, in an interview with People Weekly, he spoke highly of her and expressed that he wishes her the best.
Nadya Suleman began IVF treatments in 2001 from Doctor Michael Kamrava. In each of her six pregnancies she was implanted with six embryos. The treatments resulted in four single births and one fraternal twin birth, with four boys and two girls born between 2001 and 2006.
* Elijah Makai Solomon (boy, 7 years)
* Amerah Yasmeen Solomon (girl, 6 years)
* Joshua Jacob Solomon (boy, 5 years)
* Aiden Solomon (boy, 3 years)
* Calyssa Arielle Solomon (girl, twin, 2 years)
* Caleb Kai Solomon (boy, twin, 2 years)
* Noah Angel Solomon (boy)
* Maliyah Angel Solomon (girl)
* Isaiah Angel Solomon (boy)
* Nariyah Angel Solomon (girl)
* Makai Angel Solomon (boy)
* Josiah Angel Solomon (boy)
* Jeremiah Angel Solomon (boy)
* Jonah Angel Solomon (boy)
Suleman has stated that in 2008 she had six embryos left over from her previous in-vitro fertilization treatments. She requested that all of the remaining embryos be implanted despite the norm for a woman her age being two or three implanted at the most.Part of her reasoning for attempting a sixth pregnancy was so that the frozen embryos would not be destroyed. The six remaining embryos were implanted and two of the embryos split into twins, resulting in a total of eight embryos. Her health and gestational status were followed from her first trimester. Five fetuses were evident after just one month and when offered the option of selective reduction, Suleman declined.
News of the octuplets caused an international media frenzy.Public response was largely negative and even included death threats.There has been much public discussion about Suleman's decision to have the octuplets, including a minor protest outside the Suleman home.Many expressed concern that Suleman's decision for more children would burden taxpayers via public support.
As of March 2009, Suleman lives elsewhere, and there was concern the octuplets would not be released from the hospital with Suleman expressing concern about losing custody of them. However, as of April 14, 2009, all of the children are home, although public outrage has not subsided. In the early morning hours of April 1, the day she would bring the seventh octuplet home, vandals threw a baby seat through the back window of her Toyota minivan.
With the 2009 birth Suleman captured the public eye and by the end of January the media began referring to her as "Octomom". Suleman hired the Killeen Furtney Group as her initial public relations company, with Wes Yoder providing a small amount of pro bono advice. Both groups soon ended their involvement after receiving death threats.Her next spokesman was Victor Munoz,who quit on March 6, 2009.
On February 5, 2009, Nadya Suleman granted a television interview to NBC's Ann Curry. Suleman rejected suggestions that her decisions have been selfish or that she may not be able to care for her children. Suleman stated that she felt society is unfairly judging her because she is a single mother. Suleman also said she will get by with the help of family, friends, and her church, and she plans to return to school in the fall.
In February 2009, Vivid Entertainment made Suleman a $1 million (US) offer to star in a pornographic movie.Suleman has declined their offer.
On March 25, 2009, Suleman and Gloria Allred appeared together on the Dr. Phil Show. Allred had a list of criticisms regarding Suleman's performance as mother and homemaker.
On April 16, 2009, Suleman revealed she has struck a deal for a reality TV show in the UK, though the Hollywood Reporter said some U.S. networks are reluctant to pick up the show.Suleman signed an agreement with the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 24 to have each of her children earn $250 a day to star in a reality show that is to start filming on September 1.
On August 10, 2009, Fox announced that a two-hour special entitled, "Octo-Mom: The Incredible Unseen Footage", which aired on August 19.
 Extended family
Before knowledge of the octuplets became public, Suleman had been living with her six older children and mother in a small three-bedroom house in Whittier, California. Property records show the Suleman house in mortgage default, scheduled to be sold at auction in May 2009.Suleman's parents filed for bankruptcy in 2008, citing nearly $1 million in liabilities.
Suleman's father, 67-year-old Edward Doud Suleman,identifies himself as a former Iraqi military man and says he is returning to his native Iraq as a translator and driver in order to financially support his daughter and her fourteen children. Suleman's mother, 69-year-old Angela Victoria Suleman, a retired teacher, has helped to look after the first six children. She has indicated that she is overwhelmed looking after them, and has been critical of her daughter in her earlier public statements.
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