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What? Earth Doesn’t Orbit the Sun!

Surprise! Turns out it’s a spiral sort of deal as the Earth follows or is dragged through space by the Sun. Gulp!

For a plethora of intriguing videos visit Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Written by Jude Cowell

February 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

My Blogger blog overpowered by Kunoichi.info/ –you too?

The word kunoichi means ninja and may be derived from characters meaning ‘woman’ and ‘overpowered’–see:  Kunoichi.

Today, for the first time in a while, I attempted to blog a bit on one of my Blogger blogs–Two Hours You’ll Never Get Back– but I found it overpowered by kunoichi dot info so now I’m wondering if anyone else has suffered a similar experience?

Though I’ve not had much time for blogging recently other than Political Astrology topics, I was quite fond of ‘2 Hours’ and hope that Google’s Blogger division will do something very soon about this irritating situation. Surely the Great Google can do that! 🙂

Astrology of the Titanic

Just when I think astrologer John Townley can’t impress me very much more he publishes an excellent article concerning the three outer planets and the Astrology of the sinking of the Titanic.

Hold onto your necklace and check out Titanic Skies: http://www.astrococktail.com/Titanicskies.html

Astrologer John Townley reviews Fox TV’s Touch

How rare that one of my favorite astrologers writes a review of a TV show–Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch and you can check it out here: http://www.astrococktail.com/Touch.html 

Yes, we’re all connected by Threads of Destiny, says astrologer John Townley, author of the Astro-Cocktail blog. And now Fox TV, with the aid of savvy scriptwriters, has premiered what may be another hit for 24 star Sutherland!

Hmmm…is there perhaps a scriptwriter-slash-astrologer in the bunch…?

In any case, it will interesting to discover as the plotline proceeds what NWO propaganda the show promotes toward the unwary among us. Which is pretty much everyone. Especially since we so rarely hear, view, or read anything else.

Now do we?

March 7, 2012: Posting from Acworth Georgia

Hello everyone from Acworth, Georgia where my new office is in process of being set up!

Not much to say after yesterday’s Super Tuesday with Newt Gingrich snagging himself a bevy of delegates that, I confess, I can’t imagine will catapult him into the Oval Office. But as Bob Barr, who once served with Newt on Capitol Hill, said in an http://www.npr.org interview last evening, with Newt, it’s all about ideas. Apparently Newt really really covets a seat at the victor’s Republican table come January 21, 2013 (yes, January 20 is on a Sunday next year.) T

Naturally, this would return him to DC politics in a major way, of course, but I can’t forget his disruptive, off-the-wall ways during the 1990s, can you? At least he doesn’t drawl in that annoying manner that some Southern politicians have, being from Pennsylvania and all.

For those who think the Speaker has been at too many tables already, I heartily agree (not being a Newtster myself) yet I probably resemble that remark more than I care to admit. 😉

Well, new equipment set-ups have hit a glitch (isn’t Technology wonderful?) but as soon as I’m up and running, I will return to posting here and at my Political Astrology blog, http://www.starsoverwashington.com so check back when you can or sign up for email alerts! For the Inauguration 2013 horoscope looks very very interesting and shows points in its favor for both President Obama and Mitt Romney…

 

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Blog Note: if you visit SO’W you’ll find a Search Bar where you may type in terms such as “Newt Gingrich” for a list of my previous posts, some with videos–there’s also a list in the sidebar of Astro-Peeks at the natal planets of certain politicians if you’re curious about the varmints. And please pardon the glitches with the links in this post–I’m not accustomed to the strange ways of a Mac desktop!

Betrayed: Twitter sells old tweet archive w all our tweets

Over a year ago I left FaceBook and have never looked back due to FB’s high-handed privacy abuses and other disturbing considerations such as Goldman-Sachs and possibly RUSSIA buying in, it was rumored.

(Also FB is a tremendous waste of time and I don’t like to piddle around that much. Capricorn, you know.)

Yet I have appreciated Twitter but now it looks as if my days and nights as a tweeter may be numbered as well because Twitter has sold their tweet archive–the old tweets we all assumed had ‘disappeared’–to corporate interests with clients lined up to take advantage of everyone’s private information, including GPS details.

Peep eye!

Guess the little bird that told ya is now going to tell someone else who has the money to purchase your private information. Very bad form, Twitter.

(Dear Reader: tweet this or the above-linked article, if you care!)

Written by Jude Cowell

February 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

FBI ‘warm’ on Anonymous hackers’ trail

For over one year, the FBI has been hound-dogging Anonymous, the loosely organized band of hackers who shut down official sites and…well…make FBI cyber-sleuths look quite ineffectual.

So far.

UPDATE Feb 10, 2012: now it’s the CIA and they don’t seem to be prepared for such an attack. Guess they’re more accustomed to doing the attacking.

Written by Jude Cowell

February 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

Jude’s Threshold: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy New Year–and Thanks, WordPress for all you do! Jude

Written by Jude Cowell

January 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Poll: Are Bloggers Journalists?

Though I’ve been blogging since 2005, there are no illusions here as to whether my years of blogging have magically turned me into a journalist (they haven’t–plus, no paycheck for blogging going on around here), and I want to spotlight this story about a Seattle District Judge who ruled against a blogger, Crystal Cox, and leveled a $2.5 million decision against her.

As the 99% would expect, the judgment was in favor of the corporate litigant and against an individual citizen who was spreading inconvenient info!

The question, Are bloggers journalists? has grown whiskers and gone gray around the muzzle but it’s still on the reptilian minds of big gorilla corporations–and the US government–so if you’re a blogger or care about one, you may want to snoop like a journalist into the rest of the story.

Additionally, there are the concepts of citizen journalism and user generated content made possible by the rise of the Internet.

Where do you stand on these issues? Get it off your chest by answering the poll (up to 3 choices) or add your opinion in a comment.

Oh, and…blog on, everyone!

Written by Jude Cowell

December 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

How Astrologers Contributed to the Info Age

If you appreciate the use of Astrology as a tool, a language, and a system of analysis that brings an element to any consideration which no other system provides: Time!–then the intrguing news that astrologers contributed beneficially to the Information Age is no large surprise.

But if that fellow reading this post from over your shoulder is unaware of the astro-info symbiosis, perhaps he’ll click the Astrology News Service link and check it out!

And if this reluctant astrologer had had anything to do with it personally, I’d say, You’re welcome

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10.31.11 Stars Over Washington has been updated today with ‘A World in Crisis’ (Max Igan videos), comments on and a link to VP Biden’s Keynote Address to the Florida DNC on 10.28.11, an Occupy Wall Street shout-out, and astro-notes on Uranus to Aries Point, The Drain area (4th house) of America’s natal horoscope, Sibly version.

Related links are provided.