Your guess is as good as mine. ~Vic
For the first time in many years, I am not carving a pumpkin. I am decorating, though. Happy Halloween, everyone! ~Vic
Five years ago, today, the #1 movie at the box office was Jigsaw. Directed by the Spierig Brothers (identical twins Michael & Peter) and, written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldberg, it starred Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell (as Jigsaw), Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Paul Braunstein, Mandela Van Peebles, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black, Edward Ruttle, Michael Boisvert and Shaquan Lewis.
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years.
The plot follows a group of people who find themselves forced to participate in a series of deadly “games” inside a barn. Meanwhile, the police investigate a new series of murders that fit the modus operandi of the eponymous Jigsaw Killer, who has been dead for almost a decade.
♦ Tobin Bell stated that he was not interested in having John Kramer appear alongside other slasher horror icons in future films.
♦ Previously called “Saw: Legacy”, the title changed to “Jigsaw”, making it the first film to have Tobin Bell’s character’s name displayed in the title.
♦ The tagline for the film “Make America Bleed Again” derives from the motto instilled by a former president of the United States: Donald Trump, who inserted the mantra in his electoral speech “Make America Great Again”.
♦ The John Kramer fan site to which Eleanor Bonneville is a frequent visitor is entitled “Jigsaw Rules”.
&diams This is the first “Saw” film to feature a laser-related trap.
Honestly, I’ve never seen a “Saw” movie and have never wanted to. Blood and gore torture movies are not my choice for a good movie. It’s hard to watch, peeking out from behind the couch. ~Vic
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Well, well, well… I see that WordPress ditched the “Pro” Plan. What an absolute clusterfuck that was. I unloaded in July over their mess (last blog post). As an “I’m sorry” gesture, I was given a $120.00 credit towards a Business Plan. Ok. I’ll bite. The Biz Plan comes with a lot of features and I did get used to the “Classic Editor” plug-in and the “I-Frame” plug-in. I also get access to a tip jar/buy me a coffee payment feature. It would be nice to be appreciated for my work. Just sayin’…
Anyway, I am back but, I may be busy trying to clean up many of my previous posts that the “Pro Plan From Hell” fucked up royally. Uploaded videos may need to be re-uploaded…or restored. I have accounts with Rumble & YouTube so, embedding will work. The BIG question at this point is, have the Happiness Engineers straightened out the browser Reader & the app Reader so that everything renders properly.
We shall see… ~Vic
For the near future, I won’t be posting, anymore. I upgraded to a “Pro” plan a few months back. That was a bad move. I was on “Premium” prior to that, knowing that WordPress would, eventually, corral everyone into the Gutenberg (block) editor…some kicking and screaming. I thought about coughing up more money for a “Business” plan but, never could come up with the funds. Premium is $99 a year, which translates to, roughly, $8 a month. When Pro showed up as an interim choice, I added the $80 upgrade to my Premium renewal and thought I would be good to go. I did get two very nice plug-ins…and everything else went to hell.
I have gone many, many rounds with the “happiness engineers” to no avail. One of their “explanations” for my site going nuts is that, Pro is on a different server and the “migration” didn’t work very well. Hm. Why didn’t you PHP geniuses figure that out before fucking up my site?
So, now, if I upload a video to my site, it will play in the phone app but, not the Reader (in a browser). If I embed my videos, they will play in the Reader but, not in the phone app…and they used to, even if off center from viewing.
Another piece of blowback on all of this is, my site, viewed in a browser on a phone, is whacked. It used to be a clean & polished looking mobile site. Not anymore. I was told by another loopy engineer that it was because my theme was “legacy” and it didn’t work well with AMP. My Premium account didn’t use AMP so, my site looked just fine. The suggestion was for me to find another theme. Um…why? I’ve had my theme for five years and I worked very hard to set it up the way I liked it. WordPress should step in and clean up THEIR mess, not require me…A PAYING CUSTOMER…to deal with their self-imposed shit.
My frustration level has been off the charts. During a recent chat with a WP genius, something really weird happened to my Reader in Brave. When the chat ended, I noticed that all the icons were gone. The Reader has icons next to words. They were all gone. When you looked for the “like” stars or the “comment” symbols, they were all gone. In their place were numbers, only. If there were no likes or comments, it was blank. I don’t know what the PHP genius did but, the Reader operates fine in Firefox. I was told to “clear my cache”, which I do everyday, to no avail.
This has ruined my desire to blog at all. My hell has been paid for, for the next year, so…here, it will sit. Unless something changes, I won’t renew, again. I read, recently, that Matt Mullenweg, Mr. WordPress, himself, isn’t hands on, anymore. Everything has been turned over to The WordPress Foundation. That is nearly as ominous-sounding as the World Economic Forum and we all know how well they fuck things up.
That being said, this site will not be shuttered. I maintain too much important information on my landing page:
I encourage everyone to read, watch & listen to everything I have posted on that page. I also own a documentary that is hidden because of copyright issues. If you would like to view it, send me an email.
I will be around… ~Vic
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…an old man with a walrus moustache [sic], dressed in a black suit or raincoat and with a trademark bowler hat. [T]he the bumbling old man would have adventures, partly slapstick, partly comic dance, with two young friends. Jon Pertwee also starred in the show in a variety of roles. The Mr. Pastry character had originated in the 1936 stage show Big Boy in which Hearne had appeared with Fred Emney.
Hearne first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in March 1954, with many subsequent visits. Buster Keaton was a fan. He was interviewed by producer Barry Letts for the role of Doctor Who when Pertwee departed but, wished to play The Doctor as Mr. Pastry. Letts, in turn, offered the role to Tom Baker.
I couldn’t find any clips for this movie but, I did find Hearne/Mr. Pastry on Ed Sullivan. ~Vic
Nice shot from my buddy, Ray. ~Vic
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Returning to my Samsung playlist… ~Vic
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T-shirt advertisement from a buddy of mine. Just a little hunting humor… ~Vic
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A PDF Mini-Book From: The Chris Thomas Files
We humans need to get a grip. We are poised to undergo the greatest level of change ever seen in this, or any other, Universe. All souls, that have adopted human form, made a promise to ourselves, to the Earth and to the Universe at large that we would fulfill our promise and potential that was offered to us when we undertook a physical existence.
In 1996, we each looked at our state of readiness to reach our full potential. Every person on the planet, at that time, had the ability to achieve our goals but, only 40 percent of the, then, population decided that they were ready. Since then, we have undergone massive changes of energy, on a personal and planetary level and, have arrived at the time when our potential could be fulfilled and yet, the number of people who are ready to undergo soul reintegration has dropped. Instead of the 40 percent of 1996, by 2011 there are only 15 percent of the population who have made the necessary adjustments to their lives in order to move forwards.
These are the figures and percentages recorded within the Akashic – for a fuller explanation see below.
This 15 percent represents about 1 billion people and this figure is barely enough to carry us through our change. What is needed is a minimum of 25 percent – about 1.7 to 2 billion people undergoing soul reintegration at the same time to make our change as smooth as possible and counterbalance the forces that would prevent this change from happening at all.
In order to understand change, we must first understand who and what we are. Our Earth is the most important planet within our Universe. This does not mean that humans are particularly special, just that we live in a special place and are subject to energies and energetic forces that exist nowhere else within the whole of Creation. Apart from 2,800 “First-Born” souls who were created to be true “Earthlings”, every other soul that exists on Earth has come here from somewhere else within our Universe. The story of the First-Born is outside of the scope of this essay but, these are souls who were specifically created so that Earth is their place of “soul-origin”.
What does make humans unique is, that in order to become human, we must leave our place of actual soul origin, leave behind any bodies that we might have had and cloak our souls in the “soil” of the Earth in order to build for ourselves a new body. In other words, we do have a soul but, a soul that has built for itself a body that must correspond with the “human template” that the Earth considers constituting a Human Being.
In order to maintain our position on Earth, the energies of the soul must be altered so as to resonate with the energies of the planet. It is not gravity that keeps us on the planet but, the energy frequencies of the first chakra. The chakras are aspects of the soul within the physical body and the frequencies of the first chakra connect us to the consciousness energy that is the Earth. This is why the first chakra is also called the “root” chakra as it literally roots us into the Earth’s energies – an immensely powerful soul to soul connection.
The Earth exists in order to explore the potential that “physical” life seemed to offer. It was always planned that a form of Human Being would exist but, not what it looked like or how it functioned. All of the forms of life that exist on Earth have been created or adopted by the Earth’s consciousness and, initially, this was also true of Her experimental human forms. However, difficulties were experienced in developing a human form that was capable of supporting a “full soul”. In order to explore these difficulties, the problems were first studied on Lemuria and, then, experimented with on Atlantis – see Synthesis for the full story of human development.
By the time that we had finished our experiments on Atlantis, we had developed a human body form that could accommodate the whole of the soul. However, we began to experience difficulties in maintaining the whole of the soul within the body and set about exploring the problem. Unfortunately, other events prevented us from finding a full answer before we, collectively, had to destroy the Atlantis continent.
The Human Plan
It took 40,000 years to undo the damage that resulted from destroying a continent and we returned to Earth about 20,000 years ago. On our return, we were as we were on Atlantis – the whole of the soul contained within the human body. It is difficult to describe what is meant by a “whole soul” state as we do not have the necessary vocabulary. The primary difference lies in the density of the human body in that a whole soul state brings about a lightening of density and major changes within our cell structures – everything becomes much lighter and much less dense.
When we began, again, 20,000 years ago, we anticipated that we would experience difficulties in maintaining this whole soul state for the whole of our natural life spans – about 1,500 years. As we began to lose some of the higher brain and psychic functions, we began to build energy enhancing structures that could re-merge the whole soul back into the body. These energy enhancing structures are the pyramids of Egypt, South America and, several other locations on the planet’s surface, as well as the Silbury Hill/Avebury/Stonehenge complex in Britain.
Unfortunately, these energy enhancing structures could only restore a full-soul state for a temporary period and so we began to look for other ways of solving our problems. The underlying problem was this:
The Earth has a resonance, a base-note frequency, with which all living things resonate. This is the frequency of the root chakra. In order to create “physical” forms of life, the Earth chose a frequency of 7.56 Hz (this means 7.56 cycles per second).
This frequency was too low to hold the whole of the human soul within the body. What we needed to do was to find out what this base-note frequency needed to be raised to in order for us to remain as Human Beings.
7,000 years ago, we put into action a plan where we could experience all of the possibilities that physical life has to offer as a means of discovering to what frequency the Earth’s base-note needed to be raised. In order to put this Plan into action, we deliberately divided the soul into two – the physical self (about 25% of the total soul) and the higher self (the remaining 75% of the total soul). This division made the physical body very much more dense than it had been and we lost most of our psychic and sensory abilities.
To continue reading (this is a 15-page mini-book), download the PDF version HERE.
[Note: This PDF Mini-Book was originally posted on The Spirit Guides UK website on August 14, 2011.]