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February 3, 2017

Know Your Vibes Astrology

There’s some good energy today for grounding your dreams and planting some seeds for tomorrow so don’t be afraid to take advantage of this. There may be some ego and emotional clashes, so try not to let yourself get too caught up in everything. Do your best to stand your ground, but still facilitate positive change and growth.

  • Taurus Moon sextile Pisces Neptune
  • Taurus Moon square Aquarius Sun

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Blog suspension?

For reasons that are ENTIRELY unclear to me, my main blog “Grandtrines” has been suspended for “Violations of Terms of Service.”  Precisely what this means remains unclear as I write this.  If you like my material, both the reblogs and the occasional piece that I write myself, I would appreciate it if you contact the WordPress support team and request that Grandtrines be re-instated.  (Otherwise, the service that I provide will not be able to continue.)

Was Bowie a Starseed?

For many (most? all?) of the readers of this blog, that seems like a particularly dumb*ss question.  Sorry for the “coarse language,” but it really seems to be the only way to fully express the sentiment.  David Bowie HAD to be a Starseed (or Wanderer).

For those who are not familiar with the term, I will not elaborate here.  (Much discussion can be found elsewhere.)  But Starseeds / Wanderers (many debate the nuances and differences between those, if any difference really does exist) are characterized by a sense of alienation that starts at an early age and never goes away.  This isn’t just alienation in the community or neighborhood; it is a sense that one is from another planet from another galaxy.

Bowie’s content, both in music and in acting, focused either directly or indirectly on this kind of thing.  From the disoriented Major Tom who drifted off in space through Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars to “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” Bowie wrote (and acted and performed) this theme repeatedly over a number of years.

If you think you might be a starseed or wanderer, and you have not seen “Man Who Fell to Earth,” see it as soon as you can.  Opt for the uncut version if you can handle adult issues involving sexuality.  Chances are good you will feel a striking familiarity with this story.  (One caveat: some parts of it are quite disturbing.)

 

What Your Favorite ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Says About You

#1, it had to be #1. (Like the person I reblogged.) Maybe a little #3. No, No, NO! It has to be Luke. It has ALWAYS been Luke. When I was a naïve kid, I admired Luke the naïve kid. When I was a journeyman professional, I admired Luke as the same.

And, now that I am a reclusive old man who might teach someone if they are willing to try, it is STILL Luke! But, he is not an option in this list. Looks like it is back to #1, Han Solo, with a tiny dash of #3. But, I am more scavenger than smuggler, just not garage sales; used book stores, instead.

Then again, maybe BB-8 is the best pick….

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You don’t tolerate nonsense or drama in your life. You are resilient toward other’s opinions of you, and you pride yourself on being fiercely determined.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/jacob-geers/2015/12/what-your-favorite-star-wars-the-force-awakens-character-says-about-you/

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Debatable News

Debatable News: Mainstream to Tinfoil Hat and more

We focus on the more controversial news.  Almost all of the content is in the form of “reblogs” from other sources.  Just because we reblog it does NOT mean we endorse it, agree with it, or even thing it is legitimate.  We do NO fact checking, so you are “own your own” regarding the question of veracity.  What we do is echo out to our readers the most controversial, and sometimes “crazy,” news that we can find.  (Some of it is quite mainstream, and some of it is not.)

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Anesthesia for my ears

Interesting.

obscurasomnia

“Piropo” in portuguese is what we call a flirtation remark usually regarding te physical features of someone. Usually it’s between people who don’t know each other very well, or nothing at all. I went to look for the translation for English and I found two things:

1- “Piropo” only exists in Spanish, not portuguese. I’m not sure if this is truth or if google just thinks that Spain and Portugal are one and the same. Unfortunately I have no Portuguese dictionary at my place.
2 – “Piropo” is translated to English as a compliment or Catcalls.
Excuse me? A compliment? I don’t take a “piropo” as a compliment. I take it an unwanted remark from someone who should have remained quiet.
In circa 2013, there was a huge debate here in Portugal to analyse whether this should be considered sexual harassment or not.
For me it is sexual harassment. Sometimes…

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