Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mercury Retrograde

On July 4, 2006, Mercury, the cosmic magician, turns retrograde in Leo, the sign of the Lion, sending communications, travel, appointments, mail and the www into a general snarlup! This awkward period begins a few days before the actual turning point (as Mercury slows) and lasts for three weeks or so, until July 29, when the Winged Messenger reaches his direct station. At this time he halts and begins his return to direct motion through the zodiac.

Everything finally straightens out on August 12, 2006, as he passes the point where he first turned retrograde. Mercury turns retrograde three times a year, as a rule, but the effects of each period differ, according to the sign in which it happens (see box for Retrograde Periods in 2006).

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this optical illusion.

Retrograde periods, although often problematic for us earthlings, are not particularly uncommon. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon.

See above website for more info...

So yesterday (Fri 7-28-06) was a very strange day... started off with me getting a flat tire at sunrise, but I made it to the parking lot at work :)... got into work and was finishing up a report and the two main files I was working with just dissapeared from the server... and it took me two hours to fix the issue... then a bunch of other random stuff kept happening to prevent me from working on the stuff I was planing on working on.. 20 min before lunch my pants zipper blew out, but luckly i had a shirt that would cover it in front and my boxers were a close color to my pants.... I thought I would change my tire out during lunch so I could goto the bank after work (not having any $$ on me, and being payday) , well the week before I scored a washer and dryer for very little $ and I took the cap off my truck and removed all my tools from the back of the truck.. anyway I goto remove the flat tire and find that there is no lug wrench in the truck and among the tools I removed was the impact wrench my father gave me... so I couldnt remove the tire.. and had no $$ to get the flat fixed even if I got the tire off... so I called my aunt and oddly enough found her on the second phone call I made... she aggreed to pick me up and take me to the places I needed to to get the tire fixed... She picks me up after work and her car is acting weird ... first thing I asked her was if she was having trouble with her transmission, because the engine was reving up but the car wasnt going ... so we make it to the bank.. and head toward me house to get the impact wrench... all the while her car seems to be getting worse... leave my house and make it a few miles down the road and her car is so bad that we are bearly moving, so we pull over and decide to goto kmart and get some transmission fluid.. so we both walk/run accross a 6 lane highway and goto kmart... while there I remember to get some school notebooks (10 for $1) I got 48 (two cases) and amy got 1 case... totally forgetting that we walked there... so we head back to the car and run back accross the 6 lane highway (patton ave) put in a whole qt of transmission fluid.. and try to head toward my work which is 30 miles away... bearly make it one block to the gas station where I buy 2 more qt's of transmission fluid... add 1 qt.. and decide its not going to make it back to work.. and we head towards the transmission place just down the road...and we make it 4 more blocks, and the car dies again.. I add my last qt of transmission fluid and we just bearly make it to the transmission place... park the car and amy calls someone to borrow there car.. not home... I call laura and she comes and gets us... we run out to my work.. and I change my tire.. but now all the tire places are closed so I cant get it fixed... amy says we should try walmart... we head there.. and they say that since the hole is on the sidewall they cant fix it.. so I buy a new tire... $50... head home make dinner.. and the amy and I go out to the truck so I can drive her home, and guess what... to finish up the day someone egged my truck... lol... I wonder if it was right around sunset since it was sunrise when the days misadventures started... nothing really bad happened .. just distracting... a interesting day to say the least... but all turned out fine. and I didnt let it get to me... Interesting that it happened on the end of Mercury Retrograde :)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Artificial Blood Experiment
Artificial Blood Experiment Hits 27 U.S. Cities

July 07, 2006 10:10 AM

Brian Ross and Joseph Rhee Report:

Polyheme_nrIn 27 cities across the United States, seriously injured accident victims could end up in a medical experiment, without their knowledge or consent.

The experiment involves an artificial blood called Polyheme.

The federal government has given the company that makes it approval to use badly bleeding accident victims as test subjects, without the subjects informed consent.

The only way out is to wear a blue bracelet provided by the company.

The company says it's the only way to test such a product.

But others, including Pastor Paul Burleson of a Denver church alliance, say it turns Americans into human guinea pigs.

"If I'm in accident and I just don't happen to have this particular wristband, that I'd be a guinea pig is unconscionable," he said.

Check to see if your city is among those participating in the Polyheme experiment.

Artificial Blood Experiment: Is Your City Participating?
Hospitals in Twenty Cities Take Part in Polyheme Trials

July 7, 2006 — Northfield Lab's experimental blood substitute Polyheme is currently in randomized phase III clinical trials recruiting patients without informed consent all over the country. At one point, it was being tested in as many as 27 cities; it is still being tested in 23 hospitals in 20 cities.

With the FDA's approval, Northfield Lab has recruited hospitals to participate in the trial study with exemption from informed consent requirements on study participants. Although Northfield Lab claims that extensive information on the study has been made public, a vast majority of the general public has never heard of the trial.

Below is a list of the cities and hospitals that are currently participating in the Polyheme trials. Check the list to see if you live an area where you could become a trial participant without your informed consent.

To opt out of the study, contact Northfield Labs (

Contact Information
Northfield Laboratories Inc.
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201-4800

or a participating hospital and request a blue bracelet. If worn, you will be exempt from the trial.


UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.; No longer recruiting
Scripps Mercy, San Diego, Calif.; No longer recruiting

Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo.

Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.

Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Ga.

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind.

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

New York
Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.; Suspended

North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Suspended
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Penn.; No longer recruiting
St. Luke's Regional Resource Trauma Center, Bethlehem, Penn.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Penn.

University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.; Suspended

Memorial-Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas; No longer recruiting
Memorial-Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas; No longer recruiting
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas

University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sentara Norfolk Hospital, Norfolk, Va.; No longer recruiting
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Va.
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va.; Suspended

West Virginia
West Virginia University/Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, Morgantown, West Va.

(source: where it says "Verified by Northfield Laboratories June 2006) (

Thursday, July 06, 2006

still lost in a sea of energy

sorry its been so long since i posted anything... I still do not have internet access... I think this has been the longest I have ever gone without internet in 15 years... I do hope to be back soon... many things to tell... peace and love..