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          Post-Brexit Blues? Schwachsinn!   

Also ganz ehrlich, mir geht das ganze Gejeiere rund um den Brexit und was man jetzt tun könnte, um das Vereinigte Königreich für die EU zu retten, ziemlich auf den Geist. Die Berichte über Leute, die angeblich nicht wussten, was sie da ankreuzen. Und dass die Mehrheit der Briten eigentlich eh für die EU wäre, wenn sie sich rechtzeitig informiert hätten.

Oder Robert Misik, der überhaupt meint, die Labour Party sollte das jetzt ausnutzen, um mit dem Slogan, das Referendums-Ergebnis nicht zu befolgen, eine Wahl zu gewinnen.

Gehts noch?

Also.

Erstens: Es war ein Volksentscheid, und ein solcher ist in einer Demokratie nun mal einzuhalten und umzusetzen, auch wenn dabei etwas herausgekommen ist, das ich für einen Fehler halte. Eine Abstimmung so oft zu wiederholen, bis herauskommt, was eine bestimmte gesellschaftliche Schicht will, halte ich für gefährlich und undemokratisch. In einer Demokratie hat nun mal das Volk das Recht und die Macht, Dinge zu beschließen, die schlecht für das Land sind (übrigens auch inklusive der Auflassung der Demokratie). Im Nachhinein zu behaupten, die hätten sich nicht ausgekannt oder wären sogar zu blöd zum Wählen, zählt nicht, denn erstens ist das eine unzulässige Pauschaldiskreditierung, zweitens hatten sie Monate Zeit, um sich zu informieren (und ich nehme an, dass sie das in dem Ausmaß getan haben, das sie für nötig befunden haben), und drittens sind die Leute nur so blöd, wie es das Bildungssystem eines Landes zulässt.

Wenn jetzt manche Politiker dumm dreinschauen, weil sie mit der Entscheidung der Bürger, die sie sich mit jahrzehntelangen Einsparungen im Bildungs- und Sozialsektor herangezogen haben, nicht zufrieden sind, dann habe ich mit diesen Politikern wenig Mitleid. Schon gar nicht, wenn es sich dabei um Politiker handelt, die mit Lügengebäuden mit dem Schicksal von Millionen spielten, um ihre eigenen Eitelkeiten zu pflegen.

Ebensowenig Mitleid habe ich übrigens mit den Journalisten, die jetzt Entsetzen heucheln, nachdem sie ebendiese Leute ebenso jahrzehntelang gegen die EU, gegen die Zuwanderer und gegen die Politik insgesamt aufgehetzt haben. Darüber, dass die Gier nach hohen Verkaufszahlen nun mal gesellschaftspolitische Auswirkungen hat, hätten sie vielleicht nachdenken sollen, bevor sie ihre Blödmaschinen angeworfen haben.

Zweitens: Seit der Grexit-Drohung interessiert mich, was wirklich passiert, wenn ein Land die EU verlässt. Das war nämlich bisher immer graue Theorie, eingehüllt in den Nimbus des Grenzkatastrophalen. Zusammenbruch der Wirtschaft, Weltuntergang, irgend so etwas wurde da immer ausgemalt, ohne dass klar war, was nun wirklich passiert. Jetzt bietet sich die Chance, das herauszufinden.

Beim Grexit waren wir ja kurz davor, dass ein Land in diese Situation gezwungen wird. Nun hingegen hat sich die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung des Vereinigten Königreichs in einer Abstimmung freiwillig und mit zum Teil ziemlichem Enthusiasmus dafür entschieden, sich selbst gewissermaßen als Versuchskaninchen für dieses Langzeitexperiment mit unsicherem Ausgang zu Verfügung zu stellen. Das kann zwar schlecht ausgehen, sollte aber auch als Chance gesehen werden.

Denn: geht das Experiment schief, dann wird den diversen Exit-Strategien der europäischen Rechtspopulisten und -extremen der Wind aus den Segeln genommen. Für die Zukunft der EU kann, so hart das klingt, ein Scheitern Großbritanniens außerhalb der EU durchaus von Vorteil sein. Zugegeben, das kann (zumindest vorübergehend) für die Briten bitter werden, aber die rechtliche Möglichkeit eines Wiederbeitritts oder einer EWR-Mitgliedschaft ist ja gegeben.

Geht das Experiment nicht schief, dann hat Großbritannien ja auch keinen Nachteil. Blöd wäre das aber insofern, als dann nicht nur die ganzen rechten Parteien Europas auch diverse Austrittsreferenden abhalten und möglicherweise gewinnen würden, sondern auch, weil das ja auch hieße, dass die EU einen wesentlichen Teil ihrer Daseinsberechtigung ganz einfach nicht hat. Die Frage, wozu man eine EU in der derzeitigen Form braucht, wenn es anders auch problemlos geht, ist ja nicht unwesentlich.

In diesem Fall könnte der Brexit dazu dienen, einen Denkanstoß zu geben, um herauszufinden, wofür wir die EU brauchen. Das Vereinigte Königreich hat die EU immer nur als Freihandelszone verstanden. Wenn es ohne eine solche auch geht oder wenn der EWR alleine ausreichend ist, wie kann die EU dann zum Nutzen Europas beitragen? Vielleicht mit etwas weniger Bürokratie und Regelungswut? Etwas weniger Neoliberalismus? Dafür mehr gemeinsame Sozialpolitik, Bildungspolitik, Umweltpolitik und Friedensinitiativen?

Das ist eigentlich das, worin der eigentliche Mehrwert des Brexit besteht - dass wir eine Antwort auf die Frage bekommen, ob es die EU in der derzeitigen Form braucht, und wenn nein, dann wie wir sie umgestalten müssten, damit wir mehr Nutzen von ihr haben. Zugegeben, dass das au Kosten von 64 Millionen britischer Staatsbürger herausgefunden wird, ist mehr als nur hart, aber deren demokratische Mehrheit wollte eben genau das herausfinden, und die Antwort ist ganz wesentlich für den Fortbestand und die anzustrebende künftige Entwicklung der EU.


          Nasdaq 100 bounces back above 50-day MA one-day after snapping long losing streak above it   

The Nasdaq 100 Index bounced sharply back above a key technical level, just one-day after an apparent breakdown, but history suggests it's still too early to assume the short-term uptrend remains intact. The index rallied 1.4% to 5,753.03, while the 50-day moving average (MA), which many chart watchers use as a dividing line between shorter-term uptrends and downtrends, extended to 5,694.58, according to FactSet. On Tuesday, the tech-heavy index closed below its 50-day MA for the first time since Dec, 6, 2016. The 138-session streak above the 50-day MA was the longest such stretch since it closed above it for 166-straight sessions through Sept. 26, 1995. Back then, after the Nasdaq 100 snapped that streak on Sept. 27, it surged 3.3% to close back above the line on Sept. 28. It then fell 8.1% over the next six sessions before hitting a short-term bottom. The Nasdaq 100 has now rallied 18.3% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 9.0%.

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          Are Neckties a Symbol of Equality?   
Patriarchy has always been the trend in many societies all over the world. In this universe, men are always regarded as higher than women. The female population has always struggled to fight for their right and equal opportunities. The dawn of the feminist movement has allowed more and more women to unchain themselves form the dictates of patriarchy and discover their potentials.
          Necktie Trends For Spring 2010   
You could do more drama and a flair for style with a simple touch of texture with your necktie. As a matter of fact, you can even wear a necktie with the same color as your shirt-like a black shirt with a black textured tie-and not look like a crayon. If you want to take your style further, you can go with tone on tone which is the hottest trend at the moment. With this trend, you can never go wrong with a textured tie.
          Alternatives to Cufflinks   
A dress or wardrobe, no matter how plush or chic, can look drab without matching accessories. Each accessory, of course, would depend on how much one is willing to spend. This is the practical truth: not everyone has the capacity to purchase all the things that we want and the same truth applies to accessories. Accessories, even those that are very tiny, can be very expensive like tie pins and trendy cufflinks.
          Florida's Absent Ballots   

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Everyone knew that both parties would go on the attack during the final days of a close election, but we didn't think they would take it literally. In Sarasota on Tuesday, a 46-year-old man in a Cadillac decided to play chicken with former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who is now running for re-election to Congress. Amazingly, given that she was a pedestrian standing with some of her supporters, rather than driving a car, Harris won. The Cadillac "swerved onto the sidewalk" at the last minute, according to the Associated Press. "I was exercising my political expression," the man, Barry Seltzer, told police. "I did not run them down. I scared them a little." Perhaps the Supreme Court will weigh in on this election after all, if only to decide whether motor-vehicle "flybys" are protected under the First Amendment.

Not to be outdone, an 18-year-old high-school student and aspiring Marine in West Palm Beach ensured that the state's meltdown would be bipartisan. After his girlfriend—now ex-girlfriend—told him she was going to vote for John Kerry, Steven Soper allegedly "beat her and held her hostage with a screwdriver," according to the Palm Beach Post report, which is worth reading in full. In the city of Vero Beach, another Bush supporter, 52-year-old Michael Garone, is accused of pointing a gun at the head of a Kerry supporter. And they say Republicans are trying to suppress turnout.

Because of the journalistic rule that three makes a trend, the local TV news after the World Series broadcast a story on "political rage." The conclusion from the reporter: "Bottom line, psychiatrists say: Vote, then calm down. Stop watching the 24-hour cable news." But the problem most Palm Beach County voters seem to be worrying about is a much more mundane one: Will our votes be counted?

Because of the county's disastrous 2000 election, when elderly Jews accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan and when 19,000 "overvotes"—most of which were intended for Al Gore—were tossed because the confusing butterfly ballot led voters to think they should punch holes for both the president and the vice president, voters here are particularly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of voting systems and voting machines. Many voters are fearful of the new electronic touch-screen machines that will be used for this election, particularly because the machines lack a paper trail that could be used in a recount. As a result, a huge number of Palm Beach County voters have requested absentee ballots. Wednesday's Palm Beach Post reported that the county's Supervisor of Elections, Theresa LePore (yes, she's still around for one last election), said 128,000 absentee ballots had been mailed out through Monday. That's 17 percent of the more than 735,000 registered voters in the county, and it's 10,000 more absentee ballot requests so far than Miami-Dade County, which has 300,000 more voters. LePore told the paper her office expected to mail another 7,000 each day this week.

The absentee ballots are paper-and-pencil ballots that will be read by optical scan machines, which are the most accurate voting machines available. They're also the only way for voters in the county to cast a physical, paper ballot that can be recounted. The problem was highlighted for area voters after a special election in January for State House District 91. The race was decided by 12 votes, which meant that Florida's automatic recount law kicked in. Except there was nothing to recount, despite 134 blank "undervotes" recorded by the machines. Perhaps voters intentionally didn't cast a ballot in the race, but without a physical ballot, there was no way to inspect the undervotes to be sure.

The local Democratic Party has urged voters who are concerned about the machines' accuracy or who want a paper trail of their ballot to vote absentee. So has the state Republican Party, which earlier this year published a flyer in Miami that read, "Make sure your vote counts. Order your absentee ballot today."

But now voters claim they haven't received their absentee ballots in the mail, even though the ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order for them to be counted. Nothing like Broward County's 50,000 missing ballots has occurred, and LePore blamed the post office for the problem. She told the Palm Beach Post, "We take them to the post office and then it's out of my hands." Voters who don't receive their ballots can still vote at the polls, but at the early-voting sites, the lines have been long: The wait was at least an hour each time I stopped by West Palm Beach's polling place on Wednesday.

Before the county's Democrats get hysterical and start aiming their cars at LePore, they should know that their party has at least two reasons for optimism. The first was noted earlier this month by Howard Goodman, a columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. According to Goodman, "Between August 2000 and August 2004, the Democratic voter rolls in Palm Beach County increased by 30,582. Almost 26,000 other people registered without declaring a political party. But Republicans added only 326 people."

The second is that Palm Beach County uses Sequoia touch-screen machines, which were adapted in Nevada to include a paper trail. In that state, the Washington Post reported this week, "They were used for the fall primary, and tests afterward showed that the paper totals and electronic totals matched perfectly." So, Florida voters, by all means, vote absentee if it makes you feel better. But Nevada's primary provides a good reason to trust the machines.


          A Simple Guide on How to Wear a Skinny Tie   
Noticed in the latest men's fashion magazines are hot and gorgeous male actors sporting a skinny tie. This thin necktie has now become a modern fashion trend that gives men a polished yet cool look. Here are some tips on how to properly wear a skinny tie.
          Kerry's Wrong Track   

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Is it time for Democrats to panic? If you're a John Kerry supporter, here's some bad news to chew on: Despite winning all three debates according to opinion polls, Kerry hasn't taken the horse-race lead in a single poll that's been released since the third debate, and he seems to be trending the wrong way. Time polled voters on Thursday and Friday and turned up a statistical tie among likely voters, 48 percent for President Bush, 46 percent for Kerry, with a 4 point margin of error. Newsweek's poll, taken over the same period with a 4 point margin of error, shows Kerry with only 44 percent among likely voters. Bush gets 50 percent. When the Zogby tracking poll added the day after the debate to its sample, Bush's lead over Kerry increased from 46-45 to 48-44, with a 2.9 point margin of error. The Washington Post daily tracking poll for Friday, Oct. 15, shows Bush opening a 50 to 47 lead over Kerry; the 3 point margin is equal to the poll's margin of error.

Oh, and there's one more poll to report. The Post asked voters on Thursday night whether Kerry's comment during the debate about Mary Cheney was "inappropriate." Not many undecideds here: 64 percent said inappropriate, while 33 percent said appropriate. With a 6 point margin of error, the best statistical case for Kerry is that he offended only 58 percent of the electorate. Of course, just because Kerry offended people doesn't mean he changed anybody's vote, just as winning a debate doesn't necessarily translate into ballots. But if you're searching for the Occam's Razor explanation for Kerry's small but noticeable slide in the polls since Wednesday, his comment about Mary Cheney is probably it.

There is some good news for Democrats, beyond the usual caveats about polls and statistics: The Post poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, shows Kerry with a 10 point lead, 53 to 43, over Bush among likely voters in 13 battleground states. That's consistent with what the Kerry campaign was saying before the third debate, when advisers would acknowledge trailing Bush nationally by about 2 points, but at the same time they said Kerry was much stronger than that in the battlegrounds.

The election's key states have narrowed dramatically in the past week or so, and most people believe the most important states will be Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and maybe Minnesota and New Hampshire. There's Pennsylvania, too, but if Kerry can't win there, he might as well give up now. Twice since the third debate—Thursday morning in Las Vegas and again Saturday in Jeffersonville, Ohio—Mike McCurry has said the Kerry campaign wants to wait as much as 48 hours to see how the battleground is shaping up. For now, Kerry is spending the next three days in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. John Edwards is scheduled for Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio.

The most interesting item on Bush's schedule is a Monday event in Marlton, New Jersey. Is the Garden State seriously up for grabs, or is Karl Rove repeating the error he made four years ago when he sent Bush to campaign in California late in the election, when time would have been better spent increasing the Republican margin in Florida? McCurry says neither: "We don't believe they're going into New Jersey. We think they're going into eastern Pennsylvania," he said in Jeffersonville. (Marlton is about 15 miles east of Philadelphia, and the trip will be covered by the Philly media.) "We'll take it seriously when they buy in the New York media market." The national political press will take the idea of a Kerry slide in the polls seriously if the next Gallup Poll confirms it.


          Kerry Puts the Gloves On   

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc.—If John Kerry loses the election, a reporter once told me, we'll probably be able to blame it on the mistakes he makes while trying to sprinkle local color into his speeches. The Badger State boasts Kerry's most famous slip of the tongue: the time he declared his love for "Lambert Field," suggesting that the state's beloved Green Bay Packers play their home games on the frozen tundra of the St. Louis airport. But there have been others: his shout-out to the "Buckeyes" while campaigning in Michigan, or his announcement in Canonsburg, Pa., that he would like to go to a local restaurant that doesn't let its customers choose their entrees, because he has a hard time making up his mind about what to eat. In a slightly different category, but in the same vein, was Kerry's request in Philadelphia for Swiss, rather than cheese whiz, on his Philly cheesesteak.

Here in Sheboygan, during a "Kerry-Edwards '04 Brat Fry," Kerry adds to the litany Friday by referring to the local food as a short-A "brat," the way you would refer to a spoiled child. "Brot!" yell members of the crowd. For good measure, Kerry makes the mistake at the end of his speech, too. "Before I get a chance to have some braaats ..." "Brots!!" some women near me shout in frustration.

OK, it's unlikely to have much resonance beyond Sheboygan, and neither will Kerry's reference to the women's soccer star "Brady" Chastain, beyond providing more fodder for Football Fans for Truth. But the press on one of the buses in Kerry's caravan through Wisconsin has fun with it anyway, imagining a new Kerryism at our next stop, Appleton: "Hello, Applebee's!" or, even better, "Who among us does not like Applebee's?"

Besides, things are looking up for Kerry, despite his miscue. The polls in the upper Midwest battlegrounds are trending his direction, and there's a positive spin that can be put on the fact that many of the most important swing states are ones that Al Gore won in 2000. Yes, it means that Kerry is playing defense on what is supposed to be his party's home turf, but on the other hand, surely Democrats would prefer the election hinge on their chances of winning Wisconsin and Iowa rather than, say, Colorado and Nevada.

The Democratic worries that filled the month of August and much of September have been replaced by Republican fretting. "If you don't have some anxiety you are not in touch with reality," Newt Gingrich told the Los Angeles Times. It wasn't a sign of confidence when President Bush decided Thursday to visit with the press on Air Force One for only the third time of his presidency. And although this election has been marked by an upending of all the normal political rules, a factoid identified by USA Today's Susan Page has to add to Republican unease: "In three elections—in 1960, 1980 and 2000—a presidential candidate has gone into the first debate trailing his opponent in the Gallup Poll and come out of the last debate ahead of him. Each went on to win." Kerry entered the first debate trailing Bush by 8 points. By the second debate, he'd tied the president. The first post-debate Gallup Poll will come out this week.

But what if Kerry isn't ahead? How dispirited will his supporters be if he can't pass Bush after winning all three debates? Next week's polls won't decide the election, obviously, but they'll go a long way toward measuring the effectiveness of Kerry's turn-it-on-late, Mayday Malone campaign strategy. During the summer months, when Kerry pretty much went into hiding while the Bush campaign was trying to bury him with millions of dollars in negative advertising, the strategy was dubbed the "rope-a-dope," after Muhammad Ali's strategy in the "Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman. Now, as if it were planned for the finale all along, Kerry has adopted Ali's query to Foreman in the seventh round: "George, is that all you've got?"

The other thing Kerry has been telling crowds for the past two days is that the eyes of the world will be on America on Nov. 2, that the world is "waiting for the United States to be the country they know us to be." This election isn't just about one country, Kerry says; it's about the fate of the entire world. It's a global test, in other words, though he's not stupid enough to phrase it that way. Bush says he doesn't like global tests, but even he wouldn't deny that no matter which man wins, he'll have the right to think, at least privately, that he's something else Muhammad Ali proclaimed: king of the world.


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          Criminalizing Kindergarteners   
What should happen to a boy in kindergarten who has had a history of poor behavior and decides to kick his female principal?  Should she place her hands on him?  Should she call the parents?  There is a trend that is not widely talked about but has happened in more cases than you may anticipate.  more »
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          Great post on the RNC AWS file leak discovery from UpGuard   
UpGuard’s post on their discovery of the RNC data is trending big time on the netsec subreddit. I highly recommend going to read the post if you want to know what they found. But in a nutshell, it all centers around the misconfiguration of permissions to the AWS S3 bucket where the database was stored. …

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          The LSU need YOU...   
They made this. They make a lot of stuff. Nicked from Almost Always Thinking. Usual rules apply.

Hello gang.

There's a new vacancy going at the LSU (the London Strategy Unit). They've been in touch with us here at AdGrads towers.

Below is the job spec. It's a fairly broad one, so there's every chance you'd be in with a chance if, like a lot of our readers, you have multiple skills and aren't sure if you're a planner, account handler or otherwise:

"We're looking for a couple of researchers, writers or journalist types to help us produce insightful and entertaining content. You'll need to be brand and business savvy as well as having a good knowledge of culture and trends.


Those without a curious mind need not apply.

If this sounds like you, and you're interested - send your CV and no more than 150 words on what makes you the right person for the job to recruitment at londonstrategyunit.com."

Sounds fascinating, eh? They have some of the brightest minds in the business working for them, and it would be a great move for several of you.


          Statistician for Resource Management Planning, Systems Design and Practice   
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          Graduate Memories & An Exeter Apology...   


Me, today.


Hello, Exeter folks (or regular AdGrads student readers).

As you may or may not have noticed, I’m not there speaking today. Sorry about that.

By way of an apology, I’ve decided to write a blog post. Not just any blog post, either. One that, I hope, is helpful for those who are deciding whether a career in communications* (*PR, Advertising in this case) is the right thing for you. It features a bit of my story and some of the lessons I've learned along the way. Read on...

Once upon a time in my first year, I wandered up from Birks (the old one, not the shiny new Birks Grange – this one resembled something like a 1950’s prison) and went to see the careers folks. I was told I should either become a teacher or a solicitor (NB: Exeter's career service is now excellent, but when I was graduating, finding the right job was a bit trickier for the average English student).

Being an English undergrad at the time, both seemed, well, a bit creatively sterile** (**they are creative in their own way, but I was interested in making stuff; y’know, stuff with my own name attached to it in some way – the English student’s creative conceit, I think).

They also, if I'm honest, seemed a bit grown up. And, as a 19 year old man-child who could barely cook for himself, never mind entertain the notion of a ‘proper’ job, I wasn’t overly enthused:

"COULDN’T a job encourage my creative side? DO I have to wear a suit every day, anyway? WHY can't I be paid well for thinking about and helping to create ideas?"

In a way, I was lucky. I knew of one from the start. That was Advertising. I’d been fortunate enough to grow up in a household in the West Midlands where my father was involved with managing an ad agency. I’d been able to find out about the inner-most workings of how ads got made, and the process of talking to clients, conducting research and creating creative work to solve a client’s business problem/s.

Account handlers (account executives when junior, rising through account manager to account director and beyond) were the day to day liaison with the client – the business minded sorts who sold work to the client and generally ensured everything went smoothly. Account planners were the ones who analysed the marketplace, trends and helped some up a defined problem for communications to solve (in the form of a creative brief), assessing the work as/after it was made. Creatives – art directors, copywriters (and even digital/tech developers) were those who came up with the ideas to help clients sell more products or amplify consumer behaviour.

With all of this prior knowledge and career advice bubbling in the background, I got on with the serious*** (***it wasn't that serious – not with my amount of hours) business of getting a degree. And, I got one. And it was lovely, and all that. Mum was very proud.

Knowing what I know now, I should have tried to get some work experience in the holidays. If you’re reading this as a first or second year student, try and do it as soon as you can, even if it's just one stint. Of course, I wasn’t from the South East, and this poses a massive problem for most people – how do you come to a major ad agency (the overwhelming majority of whom are based in London) if you can’t live at home or don’t have friends in the area?**** (**** the answer is ‘stay in a youth hostel’, for those who’re thinking about it).

Anyway, that’s an aside. I applied to lots of ad agency graduate schemes, all of which I found out through the IPA (the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) or through my Dad/googling. And, I was confident. I had a good degree, after all. So, what happened next?

Rejection.
Total rejection.

After the first interview (at Leo Burnett, who run a very fine graduate programme), I was rejected from every other place without an initial chat. You might say it was a bit of a set back.

After completing a few pieces of work experience (at Fallon and DLKW)…with even more rounds of rejection… I had a conversational language. I knew how to speak ‘ad’; I was comfortable when talking about ideas in ads – about what ads were trying to achieve and what they could have been.

I’d urge EVERY person reading this who’s thinking about advertising or comms to practice this, and to ask questions of it – what is the comms trying to say? What do you like about it? Or, better yet, what do you dislike? (NB: Check the AdGrads archives for more information; there's lots about this in there).

Spurred on by this, I started a blog***** (***** back when blogging was a new, fairly useful way of standing out; it’s less useful now, as everyone's doing it.) documenting my adventures in adland. The blog, called ‘Confessions of a Wannabe Ad Man’, can now be found here. All of the archives are there, and I think they helped me when explaining how and why I liked Advertising.

Because of these experiences, I eventually got into account management at Saatchi & Saatchi, where I was a fairly terrible account handler. Happily, I was a better planner. I have worked at Lowe, Edelman, Anomaly and M+C Saatchi/LIDA. I’m still at the latter.

That’s my story.

After going through this experience, I've picked up the odd lesson. I hope these are useful:
  1. Mentors are the most important part of communications (and indeed, any job). With a good one, you learn exponentially and have someone to test things on. Without one, you are prone to free wheeling.
  2. Start big, get smaller. The bigger agencies have the time and resource to train you properly. The small ones, though you learn a lot through doing, you un the risk of not learning properly. You can always work at that sexy small agency. Far better to work there when you know the basics well. 
  3. Think about how you communicate. It’s a bit wanky to say ‘you’re a brand’, but you must be able to prove why you like communications, and be able to be found. If I googled you, would I find you and your opinions/interests? No? Then why do you want to work in communications?
  4. Keep track of your favourite on your lateral thinking. What’s the best example of thinking you’ve seen to solve a problem? It can be non comms led (ideally it would be marketing-based), an ad, something you’ve done or so on – but it must show a clever lateral thought to solve an associated problem. Keep a log of your favourites. They’ll help when demonstrating how you think about the world in an interview.
  5. Don’t get disheartened. Rejection is part and parcel of the game. Before every relevant job or decision, I have been rejected far more than I’ve been accepted. The trick is to use it to spur you on. After all, Advertising is a trade, not a profession. There’s rarely one way to solve a problem, or indeed, one straightforward way to get in.
Exeter folks, I’ll try to be there next time. Honest.

Feel free to email me on William.Humphrey at yahoo.co.uk if you have any further questions.

Good luck to any student reading this.
          'Trayvoning' trend outrages online community   
theGRIO REPORT - Photos titled 'Trayvoning' surfaced on the net this week and have since caused uproar amongst the online community...
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          Karlie VINTAGE TIFFANY Halsband - Schwarz 30 mm, 50 cm   
44,99 EUR
VINTAGE Strasshalsband Die echte Feinlederserie im angesagten Retrolook, ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass in glasreiner Qualit?t. Das Halsband ist aus weichem Feinleder in bester Verarbeitungsqualit?t gefertigt. Der Strassbesatz ist sicher zwischen den Lagen des Leders eingen?ht. Die Steine bestechen durch ihre glasreine Qualit?t und das feurige Funkeln im Wechselspiel des Lichtes. - Feinste Materialen - Funkelnder Strass-Besatz in glasreiner Qualit?t - Beste Verarbeitung - In Handarbeit in Deutschland hergestellt - Handvern?ht - Strapazierf?hig - Rei?fest - Langlebig - Mit weissem (Pastellfarben) oder schwarzen Softleder unterlegt Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Alle Leinen und Halsb?nder dieser Serie sind handvern?ht unter Verwendung feinster Materialien.

          Karlie Vintage Halsband mit 4eck-Nieten 50mm - Schwarz 50 mm / 70 cm   
59,00 EUR
Speziell f?r den gro?en Hund gedacht ist dieses extra breite und mit viereckigen Ziernieten dicht besetzte Halsband. Handwerklich in Deutschland verarbeitete handselektierte Lederh?ute sorgen f?r eine lange Lebensdauer. Pflegeleicht und weich bietet es Ihrem Hund einen hohen Tragekomfort. Eine zus?tzliche Nyloneinlage sorgt f?r Stabilit?t und Rei?festigkeit. Das Halsband ist genietet und mit verchromten Beschl?gen versehen. Farbe: Schwarz Breite: 50 mm Gesamtl?nge: 70 cm Verstellbar ca. von 53 bis 59 cmVintage - edel und einzigartig. Die Halsb?nder ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass oder Ziernieten. Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Hergestellt aus weichem Rindnappaleder sind sie sehr strapazierf?hig und trotzdem angenehm weich. Durch das doppelt gebuggte Leder besonders schonend zum Fell und wegen der glatten Oberfl?che besonders abweisend gegen Feuchtigkeit und Verschmutzung.

          10 SEO Marketing Tips for Success   
It has often been seen and reviewed over the time that even the top SEO marketing tips for success fail to respond in effective manner. This is not due to the lack of efficacy rather it is because of wrong implementation technique which the clients stick to. You should be bewaring of the false promises, attractive offers and the easy and inexpensive methods which various online sources fetch you for the SEO purpose. This is something which always affects the working module of the SEO strategy and you will not receive the needed results within the given timeframe. So, it is the utmost requirement for the customer to view and analyze all the relative scopes which may lead to the needed success for the website. Trust and honesty may be preferred over the overflow and exaggeration of contents and product description. Here are some of the most vital tips which will definitely give a new shape to your SEO strategy.

  • Just make it sure that newly posted contents on your website are easily accessible for the online visitors. Often posting of crawlers in lack of strong link structure, good site navigation and topical archives fail to justify your efforts.


  • Do not focus on much complex and complicated URLs rather believe in having or employing simple URL for your website and contents? This will be easy for the customers to remember and repeated visits. Top SEO marketing tips will always benefit the client in earning reputation and huge cash.


  • Always keep an eye on the duplicate contents and URL which will negatively affect the web traffic and internet earning in a long run.


  • Try to focus on making the title tag at the top and even in the first sentence in the content or description of the product and services. Believe it your title should clearly and simply define the content.


  • Content Management System or literally known as CMS, should be customized in the most popular manner. This will boost the overall performance.


  • Implement the concept of various link building trends as creation of back links, cross links, inbound links and external links play a major role in earning money and reputation.


  • The website owner should always try to take benefit of the global searching option which will help him in a long run. SEO visibility will increase comprehensively after following these SEO marketing tips.


  • You should constantly play with the rules of sponsored links and hence getting the revenues at an extra level will be quite easier.


  • Emphasize on SEO training for everyone in the organization or company.


  • Make it firm that SEO marketing tips is an important tool for any online business because website requirement is always there.


          How to Make SEO Techniques Work for You   
For such a huge scope in the internet market and expectations of the online visitors, it is required to make SEO techniques work for you in quite an effective manner. It is needed here that implementation of the SEO strategy should be done in an authentic manner and thus, this will definitely lead to achieve the success level you have never imagined before. You surely need some extra efforts and tips that can turn the SEO strategy into a comprehensive approach that may benefit you in a long run.

  • The option of selecting the Google Ad words is a very cost effective and reliable process that will give you the much needed benefits. The working principle of the Ad words is to allow the customer to spend an average amount of money for a specific keyword.

  • Keep record of various online directories which can help you in listing your website and thus, provide an opportunity to rank the website to the highest level. There are certain directories which are free of cost and at the same time, they are treated as very reliable methods to implement the working of SEO strategy.

  • Always create an attractive, catchy and luring title containing the target keyword and it should be capable of attracting huge number of customers at the earliest.

  • Use all the available resources on the internet which may help you in employing the techniques in the most effective manner, some of the online page directories and keywords selection process has been trendy and in vogue in the recent few years. Such bold steps will definitely make SEO techniques work for you.

  • Even if you own a website for the SEO purpose you will be happy to own a blog related to the same topic and product which you are willing to promote to the highest standard.

  • Lay emphasis on the much needed website contents, page layout, design and title tags which often attract the attention of SEO experts. The emphasis on these terms wills effectively improve the level of SEO strategy you are adopting and implementing.

In fact there are two different types of SEO techniques – on page and off page. In off page SEO technique, the client just prepares himself for the implementation; judging and inspecting the various aspects that will make SEO techniques work for you. On the other hand, in on page techniques you are required to improve the look, appearance and overall density of keywords and their selection as the major work.
          The Five Steps of a Successful SEO Strategy   
One of the most reputed terms associated with the popularity index of your webpage or website is the order of preference and selection of a successful SEO strategy. This will no doubt, give the website a huge boost to the selected portfolio of your website. For effective implementation of the strategy, you should be quite known to various steps and tips related to the same and thus, it becomes very effective and reliable tool to promote your business and marketing trend over the internet. Certain steps and tips are mentioned below for your guidance that will definitely help you.

1.The owner should completely and comprehensively analyze the nature of website he is willing to optimize. No doubt, a detailed study of the various aspects like the contents, layout, web design, materials and promotional campaigns related to the same will effectively constitute a better and successful SEO strategy. You will make comparison of back links, portfolios of interest, enlisted directories to the corresponding company or website, web traffic and drawbacks which your website possess so that you may try your best to add the lacking criteria to your website.

2.Further, you will have to keep an eye on your competitors and other websites which are related to your topic of interest. You may decide your competitor by measuring the target audience capacity it has and various other factors to consider. You can use the comparative study to share a common link with the competitors at the earliest.

3.See, this step corresponds to a detailed study of the successful SEO strategy which must be done to your website. A comparison to your competitor and thorough analysis of your website features will give you much needed idea about the prospects and expectations of online visitors. No doubt, this will help you in improving the web traffic and thus, internet sale.

4.The most important step in pursuing the SEO plan for your website is the authentic and robust implementation of the ideas and strategies which you have gathered with the above mentioned three steps. In fact, a wrong implementation of the analysis and collected data will make all the previous efforts fruitless. Your precious time and research will go in vain. Hence, implementation of the steps and analysis data is essential.

5.Well, coming to the last and next step it is the time of thorough assessment of the results which you are receiving after the implementation of successful SEO strategy.
          China introduces a communist tablet: the Red Pad [... at a non-proletarian price of US$1,600]   
January 20, 2012
By Molly McHugh
Digital Trends

The extremely expensive tablet will marketed specifically towards party officials.

If you thought iPads were expensive, think again. A new Chinese tablet called the Red Pad will cost $1,600 dollars, but not just anyone can buy it, even if you do have the money.

After heavy criticism over its price from Chinese consumers, marketing and advertising featuring the Red Pad seemingly disappeared. Now, the Economic Times is saying that the manufacturer will only sell the tablet to bureaucrats and not the public. Originally the device was going to be available for anyone with the money (or the ability to subsidize the purchase), but the public backlash was so strong, the manufacturers decided to change its marketing tactics. It now looks like some back-pedaling occurred, and as a result the tablets availability will be limited to only Party officials.

But it’s not only the cost that will appeal to party members either. The Red Pad is specifically built to cater to their needs: the tablet from Red Pad Technology (which is supposedly in cahoots with the country’s Ministry of Information Industry) comes packaged with government database access and integration with the communist mouthpiece website, People’s Daily.

What’s possibly most amusing about the Red Pad is its operating system. The 9.7-inch Red Pad uses the Android OS, which is surprising considering China’s ongoing issues with Google. Aside from its ironic use of this platform and outrageous price, the Red Pad is similar to any other tablet: it features an A9 dual core processor, Wi-Fi and 3G support, 16GB of flash storage, with a sub 10-inch touchscreen display.


Last month we heard that a personalized iPad application was being developed for UK Prime Minister David Cameron. The supposed app would give him immediate access to government affairs and news. While the degree of this app has been questioned (it’s possible it’s merely a secure, Flipboard-like portal to this data), it’s clear that government leaders have become taken with tablets.

          Inside Sales Rep or Sr. - (Westfield)   
Division: BMD Westfield SalesIncentive Level: Incentive EligibleFLSA Status (Exempt/Nonexempt): Overtime Eligible Contact : www.bc.com/careers Strong Candidate Identified Responsibilities : The Inside Sales Specialist is responsible for initiating sales, taking orders, anticipating and meeting customer needs. Responsible for assigned product management, including selecting product vendors, purchasing, pricing, monitoring inventory, and promoting assigned products. The Inside Sales Specialist contacts customers regarding market fluctuations and trends.
          Unfair Scheduling: How New York City’s New Predictive Scheduling Law Continues The Trend And Makes Operations More Difficult For Employers   
In November 2014, San Francisco passed the first predictive scheduling legislation in the country. Since that time, other states and municipalities have followed San Francisco’s lead, and have either proposed or enacted some variation of a predictive scheduling law. On March 3, 2017, New York became the most recent major city to introduce predictive scheduling...… Continue Reading
          Pollen Trend for Wauregan, CT (06387)   
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          Journeys Store Manager - (Cambridge)   
Sales:Meet and exceed sales goals and standards of performanceDirect and motivate employees to attain personal sales goals weeklyHold staff accountable for meeting sales goalsProviding a fun, full-service shopping experience to customersStay informed of current fashion trendsStaff:Recruit, train, and develop a successful sales teamEvaluate training needsRecognize talented staff and develop them for growth within the companyEvaluate staffing levels to maintain maximum productivity and sales effectivenessPlan weekly staffing schedules in compliance with allotted hoursEnsure that employee time is effectively and efficiently usedOperations:Manage all aspects of store operationsMaintain a safe work environmentFollow all Loss Prevention practices and protect company assetsPerform all operational procedures accurately, in accordance with Operations PoliciesOrganize stock room according to Operations Policy ManualMaintain store appearanceManagement:Lead and direct the store crewProvide feedback and coaching to all employeesSupervise the daily operations of the storeIdentify unacceptable work performance and administer appropriate disciplinary actionResolve customer issues effectivelyUnderstand the culture and demonstrate it to the teamPrior experience in a management or supervisory role6 - 12 months retail sales experienceExcellent interpersonal and customer service skillsDesire to succeed in fast-paced retail environmentAbility to work 45 hours per week, including night and weekend shifts Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009imcy1?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc5c414f01701a3ccb511fd8fc0aa4eabab1fecf86793374f6
          Survey Says: Raspberry Pi Still Rules, But X86 SBCs Have Made Gains   
DeviceGuru writes: Results from LinuxGizmos.com's annual hacker-friendly single board computer survey are in, and not surprisingly, the Raspberry Pi 3 is the most desired maker SBC by a 4-to-1 margin. In other trends: x86 SBCs and Linux/Arduino hybrids have trended upwards. The site's popular hacker SBC survey polled 1,705 survey respondents and asked for their first, second, and third favorite SBCs from a curated list of 98 community oriented, Linux- and Android-capable boards. Spreadsheets com ...
          Karlie COTTAGE LINE Führleine - Beige-Weiß 15 mm, 100 cm   
44,90 EUR
COTTAGE LINE Eine besondere Zierde f?r den besonderen Hund. Die COTTAGE LINE Produkte sind trendy und farblich erfrischend im Design. Halsband und Leine vermitteln den Eindruck gediegenen Schmucks, den nicht jeder Hund tr?gt. Das Material ist hochwertiges Artleder. Ein Halsband dieser Kollektion wird bestimmt zum Lieblings-Accessoire Ihres Hundes. - Sorgf?ltige Verarbeitung - Hoher Tragekomfort - Modisches Design - Verchromte Beschl?ge

          Hüte sind der Herbsttrend   
eder braucht diese Saison einen Hut Katie Holmes, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Hathaway und viel andere. tags: AmberEllefashionFedorahatsHeardHolmesHüte sind der Herbsttrend
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          Human Resources Manager   
WI-MARINETTE, STATEMENT OF JOB Develops, implements and manages human resource programs and policies to best achieve Tyco's objectives. Plans for and anticipates short- and long-term human resource needs, following current trends. Ensures current employees have skills necessary for development and future organizational requirements. Oversees implementation of human resource policies including administration of
          بررسی اولیه اپل ایرپاد که به تازگی عرضه شده است   

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          Spring Style From Charleston Fashion Week   
Not every stylish look at fashion shows comes down the runaway—half the fun is scoping out the chic looks from the audience. The setting is the perfect stage for fashionistas to pull out their best getups for peers to fawn over. Last week we had the pleasure of attending Charleston Fashion Week, where every day turned up enough trends to inspire […]
          Karlie VINTAGE TIFFANY Halsband - Kiwi 17 mm, 35 cm   
31,99 EUR
VINTAGE Strasshalsband Die echte Feinlederserie im angesagten Retrolook, ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass in glasreiner Qualit?t. Das Halsband ist aus weichem Feinleder in bester Verarbeitungsqualit?t gefertigt. Der Strassbesatz ist sicher zwischen den Lagen des Leders eingen?ht. Die Steine bestechen durch ihre glasreine Qualit?t und das feurige Funkeln im Wechselspiel des Lichtes. - Feinste Materialen - Funkelnder Strass-Besatz in glasreiner Qualit?t - Beste Verarbeitung - In Handarbeit in Deutschland hergestellt - Handvern?ht - Strapazierf?hig - Rei?fest - Langlebig - Mit weissem (Pastellfarben) oder schwarzen Softleder unterlegt Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Alle Leinen und Halsb?nder dieser Serie sind handvern?ht unter Verwendung feinster Materialien.

          Is Cryogenic Sleep the Best Option When Implementing Interstellar Traveling? #repost   
The following is a repost from here.



As we get closer and closer to the possibility of us colonizing on Mars and implementing interstellar traveling across the board, it’s time to start thinking about some of the finer details. One such point is how people will travel in space. Will they be awake during these flights or is it best to incorporate cryogenic sleep into the trip?

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          AI is Becoming More Human Like Every Day by @TintWorldNews #repost   
The following is a repost from here.

The advancement of AI technology is happening daily, and everyday robots are becoming more and more human-like. The problem is that not everything these bots learn is being put to good use and a recent study revealed that the technology is becoming racist and sexist. This will, of course, have an adverse affect on the robots ability to make sound decisions and will increase more the better AI becomes at interpreting and understanding the human language. It will, unfortunately, learn bias’ about race and gender the more data it’s fed.

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          Karlie VINTAGE TIFFANY Halsband - Hellrosa 22 mm, 45 cm   
34,99 EUR
VINTAGE Strasshalsband Die echte Feinlederserie im angesagten Retrolook, ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass in glasreiner Qualit?t. Das Halsband ist aus weichem Feinleder in bester Verarbeitungsqualit?t gefertigt. Der Strassbesatz ist sicher zwischen den Lagen des Leders eingen?ht. Die Steine bestechen durch ihre glasreine Qualit?t und das feurige Funkeln im Wechselspiel des Lichtes. - Feinste Materialen - Funkelnder Strass-Besatz in glasreiner Qualit?t - Beste Verarbeitung - In Handarbeit in Deutschland hergestellt - Handvern?ht - Strapazierf?hig - Rei?fest - Langlebig - Mit weissem (Pastellfarben) oder schwarzen Softleder unterlegt Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Alle Leinen und Halsb?nder dieser Serie sind handvern?ht unter Verwendung feinster Materialien.

          Trending Top 10 Podcast in Business on iTunes!   
Top ten trending podcast in Business today! Why? The Mobile Home Community You Suck at Sales brings
          Trending in Ben: Ben Curses in Public   

In this edition of Trending in Ben, a shocking moment when Ben yelled profanities in a parking lot. 


          Social inequality worsening in European Union   
A new comprehensive study launched on 5 March by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) confirms growing forms of social inequality in all EU member states. This worrying trend is the result of long-term policy choices for market liberalism and the prioritisation of harsh austerity programmes as a result of the financial and fiscal crisis post-2008.
          Monthly Forum: The crisis as downgrading spiral of labour law and workers’ rights: trends and consequences for future (European) social regulation    
26 January 2012, Brussels In recent years, in a rapidly increasing number of both "old" and "new" member states, workers and trade unions have been faced with deeply worrying trends in labour law reform introduced subject to the claim that to make labour markets and regulation more flexible is one of the most appropriate responses to the crisis currently affecting Europe.
          Covenant and the Cargo Cult, Part 2: Hollywood Babylon   



Several years ago I blogged on the Oscars and the enigma of the Hollywood and Highland complex they're held in, specifically the very odd presence of the Babylon Gate, recreated from DW Griffith's epic flop, Intolerance. As I wrote back in 2008:
The rear entrance to the theatre is a massive recreation of the Babylon Gate from D.W. Griffiths’s Intolerance (Griffith was yet another Hollywood Freemason)... Near the top rim of the gate is a border design made of 17 keyhole-shaped objects. It seems only appropriate that behind the Babylon Gate stands the Renaissance Hotel, located on the 1700 block of Highland Ave. 
All well and good, right? Now ask yourself- what in Heaven's name is this doing in the courtyard of the venue where the World's most prominent awards ceremony is held every year? What connection is this alleged to have to the Oscars? I mean, the symbolism is obvious but what's the cover story?
Well, apparently the cover story is that the legendary writer Ray Bradbury- the poet laureate of science fiction-- insisted that the Gate be installed at the plaza. Why exactly and exactly how he had such pull with the H&H developers is a real brain-teaser. Bradbury is quoted thusly:
"I told them that somewhere in the city, they had to build the set from the 1916 film Intolerance by D. W. Griffith. The set, with its massive, wonderful pillars and beautiful white elephants on top, now stands at the corner of Hollywood and Highland avenues. People from all over the world come to visit, all because I told them to build it. I hope at some time in the future, they will call it the Bradbury Pavilion." 
Well, that's all well and good but the fact remains that the planners probably wouldn't have gone to the trouble and expense of recreating the Gate simply to humor a writer, no matter how respected he may be. And there's the blindingly obvious symbolism to be unpacked here.

Because what we're talking about here is the literalizing of "Hollywood Babylon," which you have to admit is kind of a ballsy, in-your-face kind of move. Note you don't see any other pseudo-cyclopean artifacts from any other ancient culture there. Of course, what it also does is make a very specific and definitive statement as to what Tinseltown holds most sacred. 

I mean, Babylon. Think about it for a moment. 

Did I mention that they hold the Oscars here, the 800-pound gorilla of all award ceremonies?

As you may already know, Babylon is a Greek rendering of the Akkadian bav-ilim, which means "Gate of the Gods." So the H&H gate is in fact a symbolic representation of a portal to the world of the gods, or a stargate if you prefer.

What's more, Babylon was founded by the great usurper Sargon of Akkad, who we discussed last year not only for his conquest of Sumer-- and all that implies-- but for the possible fingerprints he might have left on several Bible stories as well as the Prometheus mythologies.
Now, pay close attention to what happened next- the devil, as always, is in the details: A Lugal- a giant- bound in chains to appease a sky god: why does that sound so familiar?  
Oh yeah, because that's Prometheus' story as well.
 Lugal-zagesi marched his army from Kish to meet Sargon in battle and was defeated. Sargon then put Zagesi in chains, tied a rope around his neck, and took him to the city of Nippur, sacred to the god Enlil upon whom Lugalzagesi had relied, and forced him to march in humiliation through the Enlil's gate. 
Again with the gates.

So the Babylon Gate doesn't just connect back to Sumer and the foundation of Western civilization and the monotheistic religions (Abraham was actually Sumerian), it also ties into-- you guessed it-- Ancient Astronaut Theory, specifically through the influential work of Zecharia Sitchin. 

For whatever problems Sitchin's work may have, no one did more to identify Sumer with ancient astronauts in the public imagination. 



Did I mention that many of the biggest SF movie/TV franchises coming out of Hollywood have Ancient Astronaut Theory as the basis of their mythology? I did? Good. 

I would argue that the Gate also ties into the Lucifer archetype through the Zagesi-Prometheus link, not to mention through the fascinating constellation of mysterious yet crucially important Sumero-Akkadian fire gods, variously known as Gibil (Gilgamesh is a rendering of Gi-bil-aga-mis, which literally means "Gibil is commander"), Girra (which literally means "Light-Bringer"), Nusku (the guardian of dreams and lord of the night) and others. 

This Babylonian Lucifer was described in language anyone raised Christian would recognize (such as "first-born son of God," for starters) two-thousand years before Jesus walked the Earth. 

This Babylonian Lucifer was also a binary god. He Incarnated the elemental power of fire, so over the years there were both benevolent and malevolent fire gods. The badass fire god was Nergal, god of the underworld (also known as Lugalgirra, Erra, etc). Like Osiris (immortalized in the Oscar statuette itself) Nergal was believed to represent the Sun in the underworld.

This of course re-emerged in the form of the much-later innovation of Satan and Lucifer representing the dark and light natures of the Princes of Hell. How exactly that little arrangement arose in the Middle Ages, when the original Akkadian/Babylonian texts were believed to have been long lost, is another puzzler altogether.

The Babylonian Lucifer not only surfed his way along the waves of cultural displacement,  the Assyrians saw him as a bulwark against black magic and witchcraft, as recorded so famously in the astonishing Maqlu grimoire (which Necromonicon fans should really take the time to read).

So I should probably insert the fact that Gordon referred to Alien: Covenant as a "Space Lucifer" movie, for reasons I get even though I haven't seen the movie yet. Well, I should say that haven't seen the last third of the movie that hasn't been previewed or clipped on YouTube.

PERSISTENCE

I have to admit it blows my mind  how the Sumerian religion-- which existed for millennia before the Sumerians were displaced from the roll of history-- was adopted with only superficial innovations by their conquerors. And their conquerors. And their conqueror's conqueror's conquerors. 

You're looking at a tradition that arose out of Neolithic times-- at the least-- and persisted up until the time of the Muslim conquests (albeit in a relatively-reduced form as "Chaldean Magic"). And of course it had a major influence on the Biblical tradition as well as on Zoroastrianism (which seems to be very heavily informed by Girra/Nusku temple practices brought back to Iran after the Achaemenid conquest of Babylon).

And in a way the Sumerian religion endures to this day. Not only in the influence it had on the Abrahamic religions but also in its Space Age makeover as the backbone of AAT and alien conspiracy theory, which themselves are slowing evolving into (neo-Gnostic) religions of their own. 

Don't believe me? Go to YouTube and run a search on Anunaki. I just did and it coughed up a whopping 399,00o results.

But the Anunaki aren't the only Sumerian gods in town these days. There are also the Igigi, who some have compared to the Greys of UFO lore fame. And more recently, there seems to be a rediscovery of the Seven Sages, aka the Apkallu.

It is noted, “The Apkallu were seven demigods created by Enki, one of the chief Sumerian gods…Enki referred to as ‘Ea,’ which is the name he was later given in Babylonian and Akkadian mythology.” As a styled sidenote, see Seven gods of chaos. Also, you may recall the reference to Enkin in Is the Bible an Anunnaki control mechanism? 
(A)s per the Sumerian mythology “These beings were sent by Enki to teach human beings the arts of civilization: agriculture, writing, building, and so on.” Which correlates to the Book of Enoch noting that various Angels called “Watchers” taught humanity various skills.
Indeed they do. The Apkallu are practically a godsend to any Ancient Astronaut theorist worth his aluminum. Note that Apkallu are usually depicted with wings, being the origin of  the association of angels and wings. Well, the ones that aren't depicted as fish like our old friend Adapa, better known as Oannes.

What's more, the Apkallu are yet another example of what Gordon White calls the "civilizing trickster gods." Maybe one of the first, actually.

Gee, kind of like what's-his-name. You know, Prometheus:

(T)he origin of Watchers derives from the Mesopotamian mythology of the antediluvian sages (apkallus). More precisely, it is proposed that the mythology of Watchers and their sons the giants derived from inverted versions of various Mesopotamian myths and beliefs about apkallus. On some layers of Mesopotamian mythology and ritual practices, the sages were already regarded as dangerous and potentially malicious creatures, upon which the Jewish authors could build their parody.  
Among other associations, the apkallus had strong ties to Mesopotamian demonology, and they were occasionally counted as evil beings, capable of witchcraft. This shows that the wickedness of antediluvian teachers of humankind in Jewish sources was not wholly an inversion of the Mesopotamian traditions by Jewish scholars, but was partly taken from already existing trends in Mesopotamian demonology.

So it's probably here that I should mention that the figures on the Hollywood Babylon Gate are actually Apkallu. Yeah, how about that, huh?

Then I should mention that this very oddly-specific bit of product placement ties back to a very ancient practice indeed:
Figurines of apkallus were buried in boxes as foundationdeposits in Mesopotamian buildings in order to avert evil fromthe house. The term massar, ‘watchers’, is used of these setsof gurines in Akkadian incantations according to ritual texts.This appellation matches the Aramaic term yryn, ‘the wakefulones’, for both good angels and the Watchers.
So the more you look at it, the more significant that gate looks. And the less likely it was put there on Ray Bradbury's suggestion. Unless he too was part of the cult.

Which cult am I referring to here? Well, indulge me for a moment.

Take all the major franchises, minor franchises, movies, cartoons and TV shows (not to mention video games) that center around Ancient Astronaut Theory, then factor the Hollywood & Highland Babylon Gate into the equation. 


Thanks to Reader Brooke

You'll probably see why I strongly suspect there may be a secret cargo cult at the very heart of the entertainment industry. I'm not alone in this. A lot of Christian conspiracy theorists believe AAT is the "Great Deception" the Bible warns of.

I should also remind everyone that AAT made a big, bad splash into the entertainment racket mere weeks after Kenneth Arnold and Roswell, in the form of "Son of the Sun," written by occultist Millen Cooke.

So what you're probably asking yourself is what difference does all this make in the Age of Trump and 'the Resistance' and all the rest of it? Well, Trump will probably be gone soon (my guess at least*) and so too will the endless shitstorm he's kicked up in his wake.  

And all of this Anunaki stuff will still be there, waiting patiently. It's had thousands of years to practice. It's seen quite a few Trumps and 'Resistances' come and go. It all seems to be following a very specific arc and moving towards a very specific destination.




TO BE CONTINUED


* As I wrote in the FB group, "The Praetorians engineered Trump's election precisely because they planned to remove him. They would have done the same with Hillary but figured Trump was a softer target." History teaches us that's the way Praetorians roll.

          Reel Paganism::The "Folk Horror" Revival    

Ah, those Years of Seven. We looked at the significant anniversaries in the World of Weird this Year of Seven is marking, from Heaven's Gate and the Phoenix Lights to the Harmonic Convergence to the releases of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the First Kind. As it happens, there's another major anniversary on the docket this year and that's the birth of the modern "NeoPagan" movement.
Fifty years ago, in 1967, three organizations were formed which would have a profound impact on the shape of contemporary Paganism: Frederick Adams founded Feraferia, a wilderness mystery religion; Aidan Kelly and others formed the New Reformed Order of the Golden Dawn, an eclectic witchcraft tradition; and Tim (Oberon) Zell filed for incorporation of the Church of All Worlds, which was based on the fictional religion described in Robert Heinlein’s novel, Stranger in a Strange Land.
As the Church of All Worlds shows, the NeoPagan movement was born out of the rising Geek insurgency, out of a fermenting sub-subculture in which Dune, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings had well and colonized the imaginations of the young and dateless.

The crossover would become so successful that the strict atheism and naturalism that had once been de rigeur in sci-fi (and fandom in general) would soon be put on its back foot by this new Mysticism, a current that would revolutionize pop culture with the runaway success of Star Wars.

NeoPaganism occupied a fair bit of real estate in the collective mind of Fandom but has never been the upstart mass movement its adherents might have you believe. It probably peaked as a movement in the 1990s (with Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) and, if the current alarm bells being rung in the NeoPaganism blogosphere are any indication, has been receding ever since. So much so that many NeoPagans believe the jig is finally up.

Contemporary Paganism isn’t an institution, but we do have institutions, and many of them are  struggling to survive.  Cherry Hill Seminary announced last year that it might not be able to continue its programming.  CUUPS is hardly thriving.  The Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, which is quite possibly the single largest expression of Pagan voices ever, has not yet collected a mere 10,000 signatures in the two years since it was published.  And, as far as I can tell, none of the organizers of Pagan festivals and conferences have reported significant growth in recent years. These are just a few examples of Pagan institutions that I have been involved with to one degree or another over the years.
In Britain, where so much of the Wicca and NeoPaganism we recognize today was born, the situation seems pretty much the same. NeoPaganism is struggling there too, ironically as the current Chaos Magick revival is picking up steam.
 I’ve been told that the number of registered members of the Pagan Federation has gone down for the first time. At the Harvest Moon Conference in 2016, Melissa Harrington confessed that she felt that this decline in active participation was indicative of Paganism “going underground” again. Most of the Pagan Federation events I’ve been to recently have shown a similar demographic spread to OBOD ones. 
My concern is that the declining number of young participants in the Pagan community in Britain, and the general diminution of those taking an active role in the community as a whole, indicates that that growth has stalled. British Paganism—as a subculture and as a movement—is in trouble.
I'm not at all surprised by this. I'd wager that most NeoPagans had some kind of traditional religious upbringing, which made them at least casually familiar with the basics of ritual and theology. With traditional religion a fading memory among NeoPaganism's mission field, it becomes harder than ever to attract people to the surrogate community that NeoPaganism promises. 

But there's also the problem of the movement failing to deliver what it promises:
What is in decline, then, is something quite specific—the Pagan Movement; a collection of organisations, publications, ceremonial genres, training courses. That collection is no longer feeding the appetite of the general public for the magical.
Then there's the prickly issue of sectarianism. NeoPaganism bears only a glancing resemblance to the ancient variety, but it's chock full of the kind of perpetual fragmentation that a Pagan in ancient Alexandria might have been sick of. One blogger is even pushing an atheist strand of NeoPaganism:
Atheopaganism is post-Belief religion. It is evidence-based spirituality rooted in real-world, positive, life-affirming values. It gives us what religion is good at giving us, and avoids trying to do what science can clearly do better. 
I believe it is in broad strokes what succeeding generations will practice in growing numbers. It is what will give meaning and build community for people who have left behind the ideas of gods and magic.
Yeah, good luck with that. After all, discarding your traditional core tenets has worked out so well for the so-called Mainline denominations. 

Like the churches that so many NeoPagans grew out of, the movement is looking to political activism to "stay relevant." But people interested in activism now have a endless buffet of NGOs and pressure groups to choose from, and most activists today tend to see any flavor of spirituality as regressive and impolite. Which may be why most Mainline Christian denominations are now fading into history.

But a strong argument could be made that NeoPaganism is fading because the overall culture has been so effectively paganized. If that's true, then where do you go from there?



 Scarlet Imprint publisher Peter Gray was a bit ahead of the curve when he announced the impending death of NeoPaganism three years back. And he sees the same trends at work- Neopaganism is fading because it's no longer needed:
There is no halting the decline of the initiatic witchcraft traditions of Gardner or Sanders, nor the collapse of neo-paganism. The reason? To use the correct mimetic formula: Because Internet. People are having their needs met by the online simulacra of witchcraft. Those who are seeking witchcraft simply do not have to hunt out lineages, everything is before them in the digital form that has socialised them while their parents paid more attention to their smartphones.
Gray calls for the "rewilding"of Witchcraft, for the art to return to its outlaw roots. He wants to recapture the danger of Witchcraft, which he believes- rightly- has been traded away by Wiccans and their fellow travelers. 

But the question then becomes how wild are you willing to be? Witches are killed on on a fairly regular basis in developing countries because they're seen as dangerous and taboo. In our anything-goes culture what exactly do you have to do to recapture that outlaw sheen? It's no small question. Why?
Well, because the Gardnerian Book of Shadows tells us exactly how dark ancient witchcraft and Paganism could get: 
Priests know this well; and by their auto-da-fé, with the victims' pain and terror (the fires acting much the same as circles), obtained much power. Of old the Flagellants certainly evoked power, but through not being confined in a circle much was lost. The amount of power raised was so great and continuous that anyone with knowledge could direct and use it; and it is most probable that the classical and heathen sacrifices were used in the same way. There are whispers that when the human victim was a willing sacrifice, with his mind directed on the Great Work and with highly skilled assistants, wonders ensued but of this I would not speak.”  
Which brings us to the Folk Horror revival.

Back to the recent Beltane Fire Festival.
The event, first organised in the mid-1980s, marks the ending of winter and is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the Gaelic name for the month of May.
Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in the Scottish capital to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire.
During the event, the Green Man is killed as god of winter and reborn as spring to consort with the May Queen.
This is a big deal in Scotland. And other types of ancient festival revivals have been popping up in Britain over the past several years as well, particularly in provincial towns looking to drum up tourism. 

But do note that in the ancient Beltane festivals the Green Man was actually killed as a sacrifice to the gods of the crops. The Edinburgh festival obviously stops short of this, but this is like trading out wine for grape juice at communion. The real McCoy is baked into the rite itself and soaks through to the surface. It can't help but.
So what does this all have to do with the so-called Folk Horror revival? Well, the folk component of the genre doesn't refer to old Joan Baez records. It draws upon the idea of ancient folkways- often those centering on human sacrifice- bubbling back up to the surface and violently intruding on the lives of unwitting cosmopolitans.
Unlike other sub-genres, folk horror’s very form is difficult to convey. Despite what its simplistic description implies – from the emphasis on the horrific side of folklore to a very literal horror of people – the term’s fluctuating emphasis makes it difficult to pin down outside of a handful of popular examples. 
The term first came to prominence in 2010 when Mark Gatiss used it as an umbrella theme to describe a number of films in his A History of Horror documentary for BBC4. Yet the term was used in the programme in reference to an earlier interview with the director Piers Haggard for Fangoria magazine in 2004, in which Haggard suggests of his own film The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) that he “was trying to make a folk horror film”.
The revival encompasses a number of films and novels but regards three British films as the sacred texts of the genre:
The trilogy, now often known under the banner of the ‘Unholy Trinity’, consist of Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s The Blood on Satan’s Claw and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973). Though their imagery has since defined all things “olde” and “wyrd” about Britain (see the cover of Sight & Sound, August 2010), it is in their narratives where folk horror becomes defined.  
All three films work through an emphasis on landscape which subsequently isolates its communities and individuals, skewing the dominant moral and theological systems enough to cause violence, human sacrifices, torture and even demonic and supernatural summonings.  
The Witchfinder General traumatized me when I watched it on Creature Double Feature way back in the day. Unlike most of the other Folk Horror landmarks it's based on real-life events.
HP Lovecraft's shadow looms over the genre, whether he likes it or not. There are obviously significant differences but a lot of his stories seem to center on city-slickers dealing with hideous eruptions of the primeval in decaying rural outposts. Lovecraft is often criticized for his racism but the truth is he didn't seem to like much of anybody outside his perceived social set.

From "The Call of Cthulhu" to "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" to "The Festival" it's pretty obvious exactly where Lovecraft was coming from. Lovecraft was terrified that modern civilization was nothing more than a fragile veneer, ready to flake away under the slightest existential pressure. And cults and cultic practices were like the monster under Lovecraft's bed, always ready to pounce once the lights went out.

(In this context, Stuart Gordon's fever-dream film version of Dagon could be seen as an outlier within the Folk Horror genre).
Lovecraft enjoyed his own revival in the 1960s and one can't help but wonder what kind of effect he had on the emerging Folk Horror genre. The Wicker Man is often seen today as a kind of one-off but in fact it was following very closely in the footsteps of earlier films. 



The Witches, partly written by Nigel Kneale, is an early example of the type as is Eye of the Devil, which made a star of Sharon Tate. In the kind of hideous synchronicity that follows all potent art like a lost puppy,   Tate would become a sacrifice to the kind of cult that probably haunted Lovecraft's nightmares.  

Both films, released in 1966 and 1967 respectively, worked the theme of an outsider to a rural community discovering grisly ancient practices lurking beneath a placid rustic surface. Eye of the Devil, like The Wicker Man, centers on crop failure and the need of the community to kill its ritual king to appease the gods of the fields. So the fields were already well-furrowed by the time Anthony Shaffer and Robin Hardy had their brainstorm.


Thomas Tryon's 1973 novel Harvest Home was adapted into a TV miniseries in the late 70s and taps in the same vein: in this case a New York family moves to a small town and discovers that their new neighbors still practice the ancient Celtic folkways. Since it's based on an American novel it's usually overlooked by Folk Horror revivalists, but it's a solid example of the type. Maybe one of the more potent examples, actually. Shame it's not better known.
There are variations on the theme to be found during this same Golden Age (the late 60s to the early 70s). The Shuttered Room, based on a story HP Lovecraft cowrote with August Derleth is a variation on the type, as is Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs, which starred Dustin Hoffman as an American married to a British woman played by Susan George. They move to the rural English village where the George character grew up and are menaced by a gang of local thugs. Straw Dogs was remade in 2011 and moved to the rural South. Of course.



A more recent example of the type is Kill List, an absolutely extraordinary film that has you believing you're watching one kind of British drama before pulling the rug out from under your feet and landing you in quite another altogether. I'm not going to say too much more about it since you really should see it for yourself.
But The Wicker Man (also remade, badly, in 2006) remains the King of the Folk Horror Crop. The film hardly seems like a horror movie for most of its running time, more like a quirky musical comedy, kind of a warped Brigadoon. And it's based in ancient Celtic rituals, or at least legends of ancient Celtic rituals.
The idea of a “wickerman” is reminiscent of references in both Irish legend and the second branch of the WelshMabinogi to men being inveigled into a specially built house, which is then set fire, immolating them. There is also a reference by Lucan, and the comments by later scholars as part of the Lucan scholia, in the Pharsalia,to three Celtic deities; Taranis said to have been propitiated by burning, Teutates by drowning, and Esus by hanging. Esus is mythologically similar to the Nordic deity Odin, also associated with hanging from a tree. 
But it wasn't only the Celts who practiced human sacrifice. The Normans, who conquered England in the 11th Century, were huge fans of human sacrifice before giving in to Christian convention. Warlord Rollo was a exemplar of the Norman split-personality when it came honoring the ancient Viking folkways.
Adémar of Chabannes, however, writing about 100 years after Rollo’s death, described his last days as a time of religious madness, in which the Heathen ‘Rollo’ rose up against the Christian ‘Robert’ and in a desperate attempt to atone for the betrayal of Odin and Thor ordered the beheading of 100 Christians as sacrifices to them. This was followed by a frenzied attempt to balance the books yet again when he distributed ‘one hundred pounds of gold round the churches in honour of the true god in whose name he had accepted baptism’. 
Is Rollo the spiritual founding father of Folk Horror? Sounds like it to me. There's an inherent schizophrenia at work in the genre, building on the paranoid truism that things are never what they seem, that ancient horrors are always lurking beneath respectable surfaces, looking for a way out.

So what is the driving impulse behind Folk Horror? It's an inherently Pagan form, an immersion into the dark mysteries of the countryside. It feels deeply atavistic, like a twisted celebration of the premodern. The genre often seems to address a very human desire to belong to a tribe that's both nurturing and absolutely fearless, even if that tribe are presented as villains.

But there's also that repressed impulse to bask in somebody else's sacrifice, to exercise that kind of complete control over life and death. Post-Enlightenment culture has worked around the clock to erase all this from our firmware but only seems to have moved the pieces around the board.

By contrast, NeoPaganism was always going to be a nonstarter because it pretended it could recapture the positive aspects of the old folkways and discard all those it found problematic. It also believed it could recreate the bonds of blood and soil in a urban- or more accurately, suburban- setting. That it could soak up all the richness and drama of ancient Paganism without getting its hands dirty. Or more accurately again, bloody.

Sorry, but that's not the way it works.

Folk Horror dispenses with all that and reminds everyone that life and death were barely a whisper apart in the old times. That bloodshed was a daily fact of life back then. It's just the way things worked. After all, it wasn't so long ago that housewives killed their own chickens. No one blinked at the sacrifice of a lamb or a piglet at even the swankiest Mystery cults. Bacchanalias often ended up with Maenads ripping wild animals limb from limb (Maenad actually means "raving one"). 

Sacrifice was absolutely inseparable from belief. By contrast NeoPaganism feels more like a slightly more exotic form of Unitarianism. Sort on spectacle and sacrifice and long on sanctimony. 

So my guess is that the Edinburgh Beltane Festival is so popular not only for the nudity and the LARPing but also for serving up a vicarious echo from those olden days, when these dramas were all played for keeps.

Not all Folk Horror is based in Pagan human sacrifice but the death and horror that people once took for granted are tightly wound into its weave. So it will be worth watching to see where this genre goes in response to the hyper-acceleration of Globalism and technocracy. For now it serves as a way to soak up the olde dramas without making much of a mess. It could go eventually go in another direction entirely, kind of like how The Wicker Man led to the Burning Man Festival. 

It could even lead to a neo-NeoPaganism. Stranger things have happened, right?

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          Lucille Ball: Only One Place to Go   
Lucille Ball’s step-grandparents once sent her to bed without dinner for looking at herself in a mirror. Think about that.
Apparently because he ate the wrong dish of ice cream, Lucy’s father died of typhoid fever in 1915, when she was 3 years old — an event that shuffled her from relative to relative for years and forever marked her psyche.
“There was a touch of Cinderella in all this, except that there was no handsome prince to ride up and rescue the waif,” wrote Stefan Kanfer in Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball. “All the ingredients for misery were now in place: self-doubt, obsessive-compulsive behavior, insecurity — the sort of psychological afflictions that attend a deprived childhood. As we will see, one way or another she carried these difficulties intact, from her early years to her old age. Yet in her nervous accommodations with the past she came to regard this as the Making of Lucille Ball.”
Lucy concluded that followers had happy young lives, while leaders suffered early trauma.
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At 13, Lucy went to New York and landed a chorus line job in the Schubert musical Stepping Stones, only to be sent back home when the producers discovered her age. At 15, she was dating a 21-year-old armed bootlegger, and to get her away from him, her mother DeDe scraped together the money to send Lucy to the prestigious Minton-Anderson School of Drama in New York for a semester’s humiliation.
“In another period, the school might have carried her for a second term, until she acquired some polish and timing,” Kanfer wrote. “But it was Lucille’s misfortune to be there at the same moment another young actress was making her mark. Bette Davis arrived as a powerhouse with more gifts than the rest of the pupils combined.”
The bitterness of that rejection remained with Lucy. “All I learned in drama school was how to be frightened,” she said.
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After her grandfather was bankrupted and lost everything because of a shooting accident, Lucy tackled New York again, working in musicals, never for long.
“She began to patrol short-order joints, seeking a ‘one-doughnut man’ — an individual who sat at a counter, ordered doughnuts and coffee, downed the cup, and left a nickel tip after eating only one doughnut,” Kanfer noted. “ ‘I’d do a fast slide onto his stool,’ she said, yell for a cup of coffee, pay for it with his nickel and eat the other doughnut.’ Her finances hit rock bottom the day she reached into her purse and found four cents, one short of the subway fare. ‘So I panhandled for a penny. One well-dressed older gentleman stopped to listen, then offered me a $10 bill. ‘Listen, mister,’ I told him with a withering look, ‘all I want is one penny.’
“Thoughts of suicide entered her head. ‘I thought, ‘I’ll get killed faster in central Park because cars go faster there. But I want to get hit by a big car — with a handsome man in it.’ Then I had a flash of sanity. I said to myself, ‘If I’m thinking this way, maybe I don’t want to die.’ So I regrouped my forces.’”
And found work as a model, posing for, among other things, a topless photograph that would dog her for decades.
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Around the time Lucy was shooting the MGM film Du Barry Was a Lady with Red Skelton in the fall of 1942, she had some dental work done.
“A few days after a dentist put in some temporary fillings she heard music inside her convertible,” Kanfer wrote. “She swiveled the dial on the car radio, then realized that the sound was not issuing from the loudspeaker. It was coming from inside her mouth: the fillings were picking up a broadcast from a local station.’
“I even recognized the tune,” Lucy recalled. “My mouth was humming and thumping with the drumbeat, and I thought I was losing my mind. I thought, ‘What the hell is this?’ Then it started to subside.”
“Some days later, an odd rhythm sounded in her molars again,” Kanfer noted. “No music this time — it seemed to be Morse code.” She said the signal was strongest near a particular house. She reported the incident to MGM security officers, who told the authorities, who reportedly discovered an underground radio station run by a Japanese gardener.
“Lucy dined out on the story for months,” Kanfer noted. “She related the incident to Ethel Merman — the stage Du Barry — and Merman passed it along to Cole Porter. It became part of the plot for his next Broadway show, Something for the Boys.”
But was the fantastic story true? The debunker site Snopes says that remains undetermined.
“It would be odd for Lucy to have invented a story about picking up radio signals via her fillings; she was too honest and had plenty of genuine anecdotes of her own to tell,” Snopes said. “Still, the tale is pretty implausible, and documentation about the discovery and arrest of Japanese spies in California in 1942 is curiously lacking. (It’s also unlikely that ‘Japanese spies’ would have been transmitting in Morse code, that the signals would have been received through dental work, or that Lucy could have recognized whatever she was picking up on her fillings as such if they were).”
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“During the last months of 1948, as the (radio) scripts (for My Favorite Husband) went in for revisions, Lucy began working on a new film with Bob Hope, Sorrowful Jones, based on yet another Damon Runyon tale,” Kanfer wrote. “Filming during the day and rehearsing at night frazzled her nerves and upset her judgment. As one deadline approached, the story line was still in trouble. ‘(writers) Bob (Carroll) and Madelyn (Pugh) and I worked practically all night,’ (Jess) Oppenheimer wrote. ‘We were confident that we had saved the script. We weren’t too proud of the very last line, but the rest of it was good, and we had all day to work on that one last line.’
“At daybreak Lucy and Don Sharpe arrived. She sank into an overstuffed chair and went through the script, laughing at regular intervals as she turned the pages. According to Oppenheimer, ‘I thought we were home free, until she came to that last line. Well, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were identical twins compared to the transformation Lucy served up.’ She rose, threw the script across the room and yelled, ‘I won’t do this shit!’
“Oppenheimer waited for her to finish. Then he responded: ‘I thought we had a team effort going here. We’re happy to stay up all night or all week, and break our butts to make the script right for you. But not if you’re going to ignore a major rewrite which you loved, and crucify us over one little line, which can easily be fixed. We need quite a bit more respect than that. He took Lucy’s hand and shook it. ‘I can’t say it’s been a pleasant experience working for you, but at least it’s over.’”
Oppenheimer left the building and got halfway down the block before agent and show packager Don Sharpe caught up with him and told him that Lucy was crying and hysterical, and wanted to apologize.
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Lucy and Desi created I Love Lucy as a means of keeping their marriage intact, and that’s the one area in which the hit sitcom finally failed.
Desi’s skirt-chasing had been an issue from the first, and the problem was particularly acute when, before the TV show, he’d been on the road with his band.
“One evening Lucy spent an entire phone call accusing her husband of disloyalty, and he yelled at her for being over-suspicious,” Kanfer wrote. “She slammed down the phone. It rang in her room and she picked up the receiver, ready to resume her argument. The voice was not Desi’s; it was the operator’s. She had eavesdropped on the conversation. ‘Why haven’t you called him back?’ she demanded. ‘I know he’s in his room feeling miserable, waiting for you to call him. He didn’t mean any of the things he said and I’m sure you didn’t either, so why don’t you just call him back and make up with him? He’s just a baby.’ Lucy laughed, and did as asked. For that evening, at least, the conversation was filled with apologies and pledges of commitment.”
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When I Love Lucy began, the wealthiest person on the set was the cameraman.
Well, the director of photography, anyway. German native Karl Freund had filmed Dracula and Murders in the Rue Morgue, and won an Oscar for The Good Earth. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz knew him from Du Barry Was a Lady, and knew he’d invented a popular light meter, and that he certainly didn’t need to do a sitcom. Yet that’s what Desi wanted him to do.
Kanfer noted that Desi wanted to stage the show as a play, filmed in front of a live audience of 300 with three cameras that were to be synchronized on one sound track. The film could therefore be easily edited from master shot to medium shot to close-up.
That couldn’t be done, Freund told him. Those shots would all have to be lit differently for decent quality.
“Well, I know that nobody has done it up to now, but I figured that if there was anybody in the world who could do it, it would be Karl Freund,” Desi replied.
Intrigued by the project, “Papa” Freund ultimately signed on for union scale. “Papa was loaded anyway,” Desi said. “He could buy and sell Lucy and me three or four times. The money he had made out of the light meter alone, plus a lot of acreage in orange trees he owned in the San Fernando Valley, made him a man of considerable means. The challenge was what got him, and that’s what I was counting on.”
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At 24, Lucille Ball had signed a Communist Party membership card to please her socialist grandfather, Fred Hunt. Unknowingly, she had also signed on for a nightmare.
The I Love Lucy show aired during the McCarthy era, and in 1953 ruthless right wingers were determined to use the “scandal” to destroy the show and its star. It took all of Desi Arnaz’s PR wiles to quell the storm. He joked that “The only thing red about Lucy is her hair, and even that isn’t legitimate.”
Kanfer wrote, “Lucy and Desi made no more public statements, going about their business as if nothing had happened, resentful of fair-weather friends and acquaintances who made themselves scarce, and grateful to the handful who went out of their way to express their support. First to pay a call was comedian Lou Costello. Lucy thought of him as an acquaintance more than a pal; she had only been on his radio show a few times. But there he was sitting in the garden, and when Lucy asked him why he was in evidence, Costello replied: ‘You just go about your business. I’m just hanging out here for the day. I thought you might need a friend about now.’ Jack Oakie, Lucy’s costar in the old days, showed up; so did Lionel Barrymore, crippled by arthritis, who visited in a wheelchair.”
A force more powerful than even the House Un-American Activities Committee finally vaporized the storm clouds entirely, and that was the Nielsen and Trendex overnight ratings. I Love Lucy was still the number one show, and a Los Angeles Times headline cheered: “Everybody Still Loves Lucy.” President Eisenhower invited the couple to the White House, and all was well.
But not with Lucy, not entirely. “She could never quite relax after her experience with the congressmen and the fallout that came from their investigation,” Kanfer wrote. “A signature on an old piece of paper had been enough to justify her most pathological fears: one’s livelihood and social position could indeed vanish overnight, and in the end (not) money nor love nor public relations would be powerful enough to keep the jackals away.”
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Vivian Vance played sidekick to Lucille Ball all through I Love Lucyand partway through The Lucy Show, then departed, demanding a salary increase she knew would be rejected.
“I was sure she felt I was deserting her,” Vance wrote. “She had a tremendous fear of rejection, and unless she thought it through, it could seem that I was rejecting her, giving her up after 14 years of closeness and clowning, for a husband and a home I wanted to share with him.”
Lucy had other priorities. “Marriage, motherhood, leisure — all were subordinated to the main concern of putting on a good show and turning a profit for the Desilu stockholders,” wrote Kanfer. “Though she determined to get along without her feminine foil, Vivian’s departure did make an enormous difference, not only in the scripts but in Lucy’s outlook. In her view, she had been dropped twice, by her husband and by her closest professional friend.”
“’On the set, she could be a holy terror,’ said one of the technicians who watched Lucy in action. She summarily fired a New York Method actor who mumbled his lines; intimidated directors and cameramen; and sought confrontations, even when the star was as big as she was.
“When she gave Danny Kaye instructions on how to do humor, he snapped, ‘Just who the hell do you think you are?’ Lucy shot back, ‘You’re full of shit, that’s who I am.’ She was not smiling.
“Joan Blondell, who had known Lucy since their starlet days in the 1930s, had become a first-class film and stage comedienne in middle age. Lucy booked her on the show, then expressed dissatisfaction with the way Blondell read her lines. After one take, her friend Herb Kenwith reported, the director yelled ‘Cut!’ and “Lucille pulled an imaginary chain … as if flushing an old-fashioned toilet.’ Blondell turned away but caught the tail end of the gesture. ‘What does that mean?’ she demanded. Lucille said, ‘It means that stunk!’ Joan looked her right in the eye and said, ‘Fuck you, Lucille Ball!’ The studio audience was stunned. You didn’t hear words like that in those days.’ Kaye and Lucy were to make up their differences. Blondell never came back.”
In 1970, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, then the world’s most famous couple, appeared on Lucy’s CBS sitcom Here’s Lucy. Lucy and Liz exchanged increasingly large bunches of roses, but all was not so rosy after Lucy insisted on giving the famous Welsh actor line readings.
Amused, Burton noted that Lucy referred to Liz as “…for the most part as Mrs. Burton or Miss Taylor and occasionally Elizabeth but (she) corrects it to the more formal immediately.” Liz, meanwhile, formally referred to Lucy as “Miss Cunt.”
Lucy overheard her mother warning a director that her daughter was in fact the bitch everyone said she was. Lucy replied, “I am not! Only when I’m working.” Her mother replied, “But that is when people see you.”
Lucy’s state of mind may be deduced from this line, which she was fond of repeating: “When you’re Number One, there’s only one place you can go.”
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Here’s a fact I found fascinating, in part because it has been buried beneath the lavish and well-deserved praise Lucy earned for her genius as a comic actor. As president of Desilu, Lucy personally green-lighted both the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek TV series. Without her, those two mini-media empires would likely never have existed.

          Karlie Vintage Halsband mit 4eck-Nieten 50mm - Braun 50 mm / 50 cm   
49,99 EUR
Speziell f?r den gro?en Hund gedacht ist dieses extra breite und mit viereckigen Ziernieten dicht besetzte Halsband. Handwerklich in Deutschland verarbeitete handselektierte Lederh?ute sorgen f?r eine lange Lebensdauer. Pflegeleicht und weich bietet es Ihrem Hund einen hohen Tragekomfort. Eine zus?tzliche Nyloneinlage sorgt f?r Stabilit?t und Rei?festigkeit. Das Halsband ist genietet und mit verchromten Beschl?gen versehen. Farbe: Braun Breite: 50 mm Gesamtl?nge: 50 cm Verstellbar ca. von 33 bis 39 cmVintage - edel und einzigartig. Die Halsb?nder ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass oder Ziernieten. Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Hergestellt aus weichem Rindnappaleder sind sie sehr strapazierf?hig und trotzdem angenehm weich. Durch das doppelt gebuggte Leder besonders schonend zum Fell und wegen der glatten Oberfl?che besonders abweisend gegen Feuchtigkeit und Verschmutzung.

          Pre-adult famine exposure and subsequent colorectal cancer risk in women   
Abstract
Background: Nutritional deprivation during growth and development may contribute to colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in later life.Methods: We studied 7906 women who were aged 0–21 years during the 1944–45 Dutch famine, who enrolled in the Prospect-EPIC study between 1993 and 1997. We used Cox proportional hazard analyses to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for colorectal (proximal, distal and rectal) cancer risk across self-reported famine exposure and exposure-age categories, while adjusting for potential confounders.Results: During a median of 17.3 years of follow-up, 245 CRC cases occurred. Moderately and severely famine-exposed women showed a respective 24% and 44% higher CRC risk compared with women who reported no exposure [HRmoderate 1.24 (95% CI: 0.93–1.64); HRsevere 1.44 (1.03–2.03); Ptrend 0.027]. This relation attenuated when adjusted for potential confounders [adjusted HRmoderate 1.15 (0.87–1.53); HRsevere 1.35 (0.96–1.90); Ptrend 0.091]. Stratified results suggested that severe famine exposure between 10 and 17 years of age was particularly related to CRC risk[adjusted HRmoderate 1.39 (0.91–2.11); HRsevere 1.76 (1.10–2.83); Ptrend 0.019; Pinteraction(famine*10–17yrs) 0.096]. Overall, we found no differences in famine effects across CRC subsites, but age-at-exposure stratified results suggested an increased risk for proximal CRC in those aged 10–17 years during exposure to the famine [adjusted HRmoderate 2.14 (1.06–4.32), HRsevere 2.96 (1.35–6.46); Ptrend 0.005]. Overall and within age-at-exposure categories, tests for subsite specific heterogeneity in famine effects were not significant.Conclusions: Our findings suggest that severe exposure to a short period of caloric restriction in pre-adult women may relate to CRC risk decades later.

          HIV treatment as prevention among people who inject drugs – a re-evaluation of the evidence   
Abstract
Background: Population-level associations between community measures of HIV viral load and HIV incidence have been interpreted as evidence for HIV anti-retroviral treatment (ART) as prevention among people who inject drugs (PWID). However, investigation of concurrent HCV and HIV incidence trends allows examination of alternative explanations for the fall in HIV incidence. We estimate the contribution of ART and reductions in injecting risk for reducing HIV incidence in Vancouver between 1996 and 2007.Methods: A deterministic model of HIV and HCV transmission among PWID was calibrated to the baseline (1996) HIV and HCV epidemic among PWID in Vancouver. While incorporating parameter uncertainty, the model projected what levels of ART protection and decreases in injecting risk could reproduce the observed reduction in HIV and HCV incidence for 1996–2007, and so what impact would have been achieved with just ART or just reductions in injecting risk.Results: Model predictions suggest the estimated reduction (84%) in HCV incidence for 1996–2007 required a 59% (2.5–97.5 percentile range 49–76%) reduction in injecting risk, which accounted for nine-tenths of the observed decrease in HIV incidence; the remainder was achieved with a moderate ART efficacy for reducing sexual HIV infectivity (70%, 51–89%) and an uncertain ART efficacy for reducing injection-related HIV infectivity (44%, 0–96%). Despite this uncertainty, projections suggest that the decrease in injecting risk reduced HIV incidence by 76% (63–85%) and ART further reduced HIV incidence by 8% (2–19%), or on its own by 3% (−34–37%).Conclusions: Observed declines in HIV incidence in Vancouver between 1996 and 2007 should be seen as a success for intensive harm reduction, whereas ART probably played a small role.

          Optimal timing of antiretroviral treatment initiation in HIV-positive children and adolescents: a multiregional analysis from Southern Africa, West Africa and Europe   
Abstract
Background: There is limited knowledge about the optimal timing of antiretroviral treatment initiation in older children and adolescents.Methods: A total of 20 576 antiretroviral treatment (ART)-naïve patients, aged 1-16 years at enrolment, from 19 cohorts in Europe, Southern Africa and West Africa, were included. We compared mortality and growth outcomes for different ART initiation criteria, aligned with previous and recent World Health Organization criteria, for 5 years of follow-up, adjusting for all measured baseline and time-dependent confounders using the g-formula.Results: Median (1st;3rd percentile) CD4 count at baseline was 676 cells/mm3 (394; 1037) (children aged ≥ 1 and < 5 years), 373 (172; 630) (≥ 5 and < 10 years) and 238 (88; 425) (≥ 10 and < 16 years). There was a general trend towards lower mortality and better growth with earlier treatment initiation. In children < 10 years old at enrolment, by 5 years of follow-up there was lower mortality and a higher mean height-for-age z-score with immediate ART initiation versus delaying until CD4 count < 350 cells/mm3 (or CD4% < 15% or weight-for-age z-score < -2) with absolute differences in mortality and height-for-age z-score of 0.3% (95% confidence interval: 0.1%; 0.6%) and -0.08 (-0.09; -0.06) (≥ 1 and < 5 years), and 0.3% (0.04%; 0.5%) and -0.07 (-0.08; -0.05) (≥ 5 and < 10 years). In those aged > 10 years at enrolment we did not find any difference in mortality or growth with immediate ART initiation, with estimated differences of -0.1% (-0.2%; 0.6%) and -0.03 (-0.05; 0.00), respectively. Growth differences in children aged < 10 years persisted for treatment thresholds using higher CD4 values. Regular follow-up led to better height and mortality outcomes.Conclusions: Immediate ART is associated with lower mortality and better growth for up to 5 years in children < 10 years old. Our results on adolescents were inconclusive.

          Parental age and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)   
Abstract
Background: Previous studies have suggested that young mothers more often have children with ADHD. We used sibling comparisons to examine the nature of this association and to investigate if this association is explained by early environment or genetic and socioeconomic factors.Methods: A large population-based cohort including all singletons born in Denmark from 1 January 1991 through 31 December 2005 was followed from birth until 30 April 2011. Data were available for 94% (N = 943 785) of the population. Offspring ADHD was identified by an ICD-10 diagnosis of Hyperkinetic Disorder (HKD). We used sibling-matched Cox regression to control for genetic and socioeconomic factors.Results: In the population cohort we found that children born by parents aged 20 years or younger had more than twice the risk of being diagnosed with ADHD compared with children with parents between 26 and 30 years of age. When comparing full siblings the associations were attenuated, but we found a trend of increased risk of ADHD with decreasing maternal age, which was not seen for paternal age.Conclusions: Sibling comparisons suggested that the associations between both maternal and paternal age and ADHD are partly explained by common genetic and socioeconomic factors. The trend of increased risk of ADHD with decreasing maternal age, but not with paternal age, may be linked to pregnancy or early-life environmental factors. Even though only a smaller part of the association can be attributed to environmental factors, there is a public health interest to support young parents through their first years of parenthood.

          Karlie VINTAGE TIFFANY Halsband - Schwarz 17 mm, 35 cm   
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VINTAGE Strasshalsband Die echte Feinlederserie im angesagten Retrolook, ?ppig besetzt mit modischem Strass in glasreiner Qualit?t. Das Halsband ist aus weichem Feinleder in bester Verarbeitungsqualit?t gefertigt. Der Strassbesatz ist sicher zwischen den Lagen des Leders eingen?ht. Die Steine bestechen durch ihre glasreine Qualit?t und das feurige Funkeln im Wechselspiel des Lichtes. - Feinste Materialen - Funkelnder Strass-Besatz in glasreiner Qualit?t - Beste Verarbeitung - In Handarbeit in Deutschland hergestellt - Handvern?ht - Strapazierf?hig - Rei?fest - Langlebig - Mit weissem (Pastellfarben) oder schwarzen Softleder unterlegt Die Vintage-Reihe umfasst besonders edle Lederleinen und Halsb?nder in modischen Trendfarben. Alle Leinen und Halsb?nder dieser Serie sind handvern?ht unter Verwendung feinster Materialien.

          Karlie TREND LINE Kratzbaum KITTY KIDZ 2 Beige   
28,90 EUR
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          Senior Analyst - Residual Values - Porsche Cars North America - Atlanta, GA   
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          Karlie COTTAGE LINE Halsband - Blau-Weiß 30 cm   
19,90 EUR
COTTAGE LINE Halsband Blau-Wei?, 20 mm, 30 cmCOTTAGE LINE Eine besondere Zierde f?r den besonderen Hund. Die COTTAGE LINE Produkte sind trendy und farblich erfrischend im Design. Halsb?nd und Leine vermitteln den Eindruck gediegenen Schmucks, den nicht jeder Hund tr?gt. Das Material ist hochwertiges Artleder. Ein Halsband dieser Kollektion wird bestimmt zum Lieblings-Accessoire Ihres Hundes. - Sorgf?ltige Verarbeitung - Hoher Tragekomfort - Modisches Design - Verchromte Beschl?ge

          Wyposażenie chlewni – trendy na EuroTier 2014   
Wszystko, co potrzebne do produkcji świń możemy obejrzeć, dotknąć i przetestować na Targach w Hanowerze.
          Putting your House on the MLS is not enough   
Just POSTING your house onto Realtor.com  or MLS.ca is not enough to market your home. You want to attract a wider pool of international buyers who will qualify themselves into loving your home.

New technological advancements in real estate are piling up, making your habits grow old much faster. These cautionary tales from the plugged-in crowd at Inman Connect this year reveal ideas and practices that practitioners should ditch as they move toward a more connected world.Favoring Traditional Listings Over an Interactive ExperienceConsumers are demanding a more dynamic experience while searching for homes online, but many real estate companies aren’t offering 3-D listings because they fear the impact the technology could have on the role of the agent, says Marc Haguenauer, CEO of Vieweet, a company offering tools to shoot 3-D video and virtual reality. “Brokers fear that if you’re using virtual tours as a marketing device, you’re giving away too much information right away and losing leads,” he says.The idea that the enhanced detail of 3-D listings takes away from the importance of an agent is a fallacy, says Mark Tepper, vice president of sales and business development for 3-D camera maker Matterport. He says richer listing detail gives international buyers and those who can’t be there in person to see the property a reason to call. “What it will do is bring you better-qualified buyers and open you up to a global market,” Tepper says.Up next is virtual reality, whereby real estate pros can create a virtual world inside a home. Though the technology is still evolving, Tepper says 3-D will help usher virtual reality into everyday marketing tasks. So it’s important to get a handle on 3-D now so you’re ready for what’s coming next.Outsourcing Technology Education to VendorsBrokers often seek out vendors for training on new technology platforms, but it’s time to rethink that strategy. “We have so many tech tools available, but adoption is a challenge because of the broad demographic of our agents,” says Dina Di Maria, senior vice president of information technology for NRT, a residential brokerage whose brands include Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s, and ZipRealty. http://realtormag.realtor.org/technology/feature/article/2016/02/3-technology-habits-you-should-kick

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          BP Near Settlement on Gulf Disaster: Hot Trends   

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet include BP after the British oil company said it is getting closer to reaching a settlement with the U.S. over the Gulf of Mexico well explosion two years ago.

While BP said in a statement that no final agreement has been reached, the company said it is in advanced talks with U.S. agencies about settling claims from the disaster. According to BP, a settlement would not include civil claims under the Clean Water Act and other legislation.

In March, BP said it reached a separate settlement with more than 100,000 individuals and businesses affected by the explosion totaling an estimated $7.8 billion. ...

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          Final DAC Roundup: Spotting Trends and Catching Frisbees   
Over the last few weeks, we’ve provided a look back at DAC from Breker, Jonah McLeod of Kilopass, and verification consultant Lauro Rizzatti. Today we wind up the series with some great insights and memories from five more DAC exhibitors. For formal verification services provider Oski Technology, DAC confirmed what it’s experiencing: use of formal adoption is on […]
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          Population and Progress - the Facts   
A survey of world population trends, and a guide to national demographic statistics.
          Pollen Trend for Three Rivers, CA (93271)   
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          Google Patents Rear Side Touchpad For Future Pixel Smartphone Control   
Google Patents Rear Side Touchpad For Future Pixel Smartphone Control A current smartphone trend has seen vendors put fingerprint readers on the backs of our devices, which also might beg the question, "what else could we put back there?" According to a newly granted Google patent, a touchpad could be in the cards for the Android creator's future branded Pixel smartphone devices. If that sounds a bit bizarre,
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Jewelry designers are updating designs with religious, spiritual and protective symbols on chokers, earrings, rings and pendant style designs. With a variety of cultures, religions and beliefs, statement items are updated with gilded earrings engraved pendants, crosses, as well as other spiritual symbols. Where to Find Spiritual & Religious Motifs ...

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          Trend Finder: Beads   

Beads have been making the “rounds” again in accessories. Retailers can take their pick from Buddhist-inspired bracelets and necklaces in earthen hues, or more colorful, tropical crafted styles.  In either direction, earrings, bags and bib style necklaces make for a fun look in the summer months. Where to Find Beads ...

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          Qualcomm’s New Advanced Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Also Detects Heart Rate And Blood Flow   
Qualcomm’s New Advanced Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Also Detects Heart Rate And Blood Flow When it comes to flagship smartphones, the new trend seems to be near bezel-less edge-to-edge displays. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is probably the best example of this, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a similar design. Since there is little room on the front of the display to house a dedicated home button with an integrated
          Trend Finder: Delicate, Look of Real Jewelry   

Fashion jewelry is lookin’ mighty fine! Thin, delicate items, usually in gold, are fooling the eye into thinking they are much, more expensive. Where to Find Delicate, Look of Real Jewelry (Sponsored):   Katie Design Jewelry The Rosary Ring is a modern interpretation of prayer beads. Style Number: RRF3 ​SRP: $101 ...

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          Trend Finder: Floral Jewelry   

Floral jewelry isn’t just for spring anymore! The blossoming motif is seen all over accessories this season as designers bring femininity and nature to their Fall lines. Floral jewelry can be bold or dainty, bright or muted and commonly seen with added dimensional embellishments to make them all the more ...

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          Polak chciałby konsumować napoje o obniżonej kaloryczności, ale...   
Rozwój trendów prozdrowotnych powoduje, że Polacy coraz chętniej sięgają po napoje o obniżonej kaloryczności na bazie słodzików. Rynek ten rośnie, choć istnieje sporo barier jego rozwoju. Rynkowi liderzy chcą wprowadzać nowe produkty.
          when cardmaking is like pulling teeth...   
... take the time to find your good wire snippers! Yep, that's how my dilemma started.

I've a story for you today. Actually it all started when I wanted to play with my new Distress Oxides AND play along with the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up challenge with Concord and 9th products. They were still out on my workspace.

I got the idea to create some DO backgrounds and then cut one with my new heart dies. It's been awhile since I'd used my wire snippers to cut new dies apart and the ones I grabbed out of my tool drawer were old ones. Actually, I didn't realize that I had better ones! The darn things were too thick to get between the hearts to snip the wires. And because of the way the hearts were wired together, there was no way to wiggle them back and forth to break the connection - if you know what I mean. So frustration took over and I die cut my DO piece with the hearts just as they were in the package.

And I gathered my EH and C9 products and set out to make several cards for the challenge. Hmmm. No ideas. Sometimes it's nice to create with limitations. Not this time. Having read about B/W with pops of bright colors in this post, I was able to come up with this card.


Two die cut hearts down. Two to go. And then a day passed.

And then... story of my life.... the Mix It Up challenge ended. Ha! Serves me right.

But a Pin-Sights Challenge went up and lucky me - my DO piece was pink, orange and yellow - the colors in the inspiration! I conveniently continued plugging on, pretending I'd had this planned all along ;)


Like pulling teeth, it was, let me tell you. Stuck with my two die cut hearts. What to do with them? Since you listened to my story I'm going to share my creations with you. Not that they're my best work but I bet you've all had one of those crafting sessions where you back yourself into a corner and even with a craft room full of supplies you can't get yourself out of that corner!


The least daunting, I started with the negative to use as a card front. Filled the heart area with a large sentiment surrounded by a few water-softened DI blooms. Still two hearts left...


Having seen Time Out Challenge's graphic, and keeping Pantone's Greenery in mind, I added a fabric-y flower BG and a tropical leaf to one heart. Notice the hexagon in a nod to the invitation in the inspiration photo? Did you know you can make one easily from a circle? And the gold embossed edges in a nod to that scrummy cake. I'm also taking this flower-laden card to The Flower Challenge.




Couldn't bear any more pink. The last little heart with its yellow/orange tones got lots of black to parther with. Simple. And done, finally. Whew. Like pulling teeth it was. BTW, I've since found my good wire snippers and the dies have been freed ;)

heart die
dot stamp
love stamp (absolutely love this sentiment font)
super lucky sentiment stamp
flower stamp
you die
leaf die
happy birthday sentiment

Thanks for bearing with me today. Happy weekend.
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          CUTplorations June   


Long time no see, me and CUTplorations. Don't you love this sweet dragon cake Monika's friend made for her? It's our inspiration photo over at CUTplorations for June. And then we'll be taking a break until the Fall, so be sure to play along with us this time around.

Now what does that inspiration have to do with my card. you ask? Besides a round shape and a frou frou doily.


Well "dragon" in German is "drachen". And a "drachen" in German can also mean "kite". And DD and I just spent a week at the North Sea where we saw this.


I needed a birthday card for DD... so the inspiration led me to use blooms as kites in the sky! Kinda like these ground kites we saw. Where's the craziest place you've ever found inspiration for a card???

flower die
sentiment die
sentiment stamp
cloud mask

Hope you'll join us for some fun this month. Make a project using die cuts based on the CUTplorations inspiration photo. Be sure to use at least one STAMPlorations product and hook up to the gallery. Winners will be chosen by the DT. Here's the link.

And there's always my STAMPlorations discount code in the sidebar if you're feeling the need to get yourself some blooms-that-double-as-kites ;)

          Less than an hour from Paris: Petit Trianon, Versailles   
We should all be grateful to Marie-Antoinette for the Petit Trianon. Well, technically to Madame de Pompadour, but anyway...


In 1774, the same year that Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette's husband, became King of France and Navarre, he offered her the Trianon estate. Although Madame de Pompadour, the favourite of King Louis XV, was the instigator of this small palace built in the 1760s, it is the memory of Marie-Antoinette that hangs over the building. 

Petit Trianon was the masterpiece of architect Anges-Jacques Gabriel. Built according to the latest Greek-style fashion and surrounded by gardens, it allowed the Queen to live away from the Court. 

Not as sumptuous as the excessively ornate Versailles, my favourite buildings are the Queen's Hamlet. Marie-Antoinette ordered its construction in 1783, so she didn't really enjoyed for long. The Hamlet became a veritable farm. Producing supplies for the kitchens of the Palace, it was built in a rustic style, following a trend initiated by the late Louis XV. The Farm was located outside the village and sheltered a varied livestock: a small herd of eight cows and a bull, ten goats and pigeons. You still can see animals today.

If you go to Versailles Palace, allow a good couple of hours to walk around the Petit Trianon area, the lakes, the folly, the gardens, the farm... Unlike Versailles Palace, this area is not at all crowded -and I visited in August-. It's an oniric dreamy world that Sofia Coppola captured perfectly in her movie, Marie-Antoinette. 


Petit Trianon ©

Petit Trianon's folly ©
The Queen's Hamlet ©


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          STAMPlorations inspiration #121   
Welcome to another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team where all the team members feature stamps from one of our talented stamp designers. And there are sales ;)

Today we're using Shery's Shery Russ Designs stamps. From now until March 6 you can get Shery's line of stamps at 10% off in the STAMPlorations store!

You've probably noticed that I've been featuring Gelli prints this month and today's card is a classic example of how to work a print into a stamped design. Ready? I chose a classic stamp set of Shery's for this too,  Trendy Feathers 2.




TIP: A great design, even if you don't own a MISTI or the like! Put your stamps on an acrylic block and stamp onto the cardbase and the print or PP before removing the stamps. Then trim your print or PP and line it up with the images on the cardbase and adhere it. Easy peasy. Took more time to decide where to place the enamel dots!

Here is a watercolored card using the same stamp set.

So from now until next Tuesday, Shery's stamp line is 10% off. With the STAMPGIRLMARIA discount on top, now would be a good time to pick up any of Shery's great stamps on your wish list. Just sayin'.

And don't forget to leave comments on the DT's inspiration posts. One random commenter will be chosen each month to win a $10 GC to the store. Here's the lineup.

On a personal note, it's going to be a bit quiet around here. I'm writing this as I wait to depart for MI to be with my mom who's having serious health problems. See ya around.

          The circus is in town   
"When we set out to make this short, our intention simply was to observe the phenomenon of fashion bloggers and street style stars. As we started to review the footage, two salient trends became apparent: fashion editors frustrated by the ensuing commotion outside of shows, and the rise of "peacocking" street style stars as a result of the proliferation of blogs. This film examines these themes from both perspectives".

TAKE MY PICTURE from GARAGE Magazine on Vimeo.


If you have the time to watch this video, do so, it's very interesting. A couple of years ago (actually four years ago!) I was in Paris while the Couture shows. Of course I was then extremely excited about being there, (not exactly attending the shows, but outside, obviously) and seeing everyone (Giovanna, Carine, Emmanuelle, Grace, Franca...). Those were the post-teen years when I still believe in the purity of fashion. But after watching the video above I couldn't help but feeling sad.

Why sad? Because it's really like a joke. Fashion is all about magic, yes. Models posing on editorials is fine, it's their job, what dreams are made of and all that... but I can't cope with the editorial/styling people posing (Anna dello Russo moment) doing idiotic movements. Seriously? These street-style snaps were supposed to be spontaneous and now people seem to dress up to be photographed, no matter what. That's the issue now, to have your picture taken and to be on blogs around the world. And then what?

Does it really mean something anymore to be on blogs? I have the feeling that fashion is no longer celebrating well-dressed people, but just eye-catching outfits. Am I right?




          Why Xbox One X (Project Scorpio) Won’t Be The Last Console From Microsoft   

Since the dawn of modern gaming, we’ve always expected consoles to go through a cycle before gracefully bowing out as a new generation takes center stage. With the Xbox One and now XBox One X (Project Scorpio), all of that is changing.

Microsoft isn’t even sure if they’re going to do another generation of consoles after they release Project Scorpio/Xbox Two. Of course, these kinds of claims send a ripple effect through the industry, but I’m here to put your mind at ease. Join me as we discuss Microsoft’s comments and why console players have nothing to worry about.

Looking Past The Headlines: What Microsoft’s Comments Really Mean

Xbox Games Marketing head, Aaron Greenberg, made headlines when he said that the current generation of consoles, XBox One X/Project Scorpio included, would be the last one you will see from Microsoft.

At face value, that seems like a death knell, but it’s not. Microsoft is trying to change the game, literally. Speaking with Engadget at Gamescom, Aaron Greenberg went into more detail on this bold statement:

“I think it is … For us, we think the future is without console generations, we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying ‘this isn’t a new generation, everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.

But we’ll see, we’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say based on the reaction there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success. If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”

Instead of consoles coming and going, Microsoft is looking towards a future where the platform doesn’t fade. Part of this is already in motion with XBox One X (Project Scorpio) being compatible with all your Xbox One games and accessories.

Microsoft has also promised zero exclusive titles for Scorpio, but that doesn’t extend to VR. We know that this new console will support virtual reality, and these experiences will be exclusive to the console since the other Xbox platforms don’t have the power to do VR.

We’ve heard Xbox boss Phil Spencer talk before about consoles that continued to innovate instead of staying static for seven years or more before being replaced. This, combined with the notion of an Xbox Family that leaves no game or accessory behind when you upgrade, is all part of this initiative to blur the lines between consoles and generations.

XBox Two
XBox Two Design by Danny Haymond

Microsoft cites the smartphone industry as their main inspiration for this new plan. Greenberg explained by saying:

”For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying, ‘this isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works. We think of this as a family of devices.”

Okay, so given that information, let’s break down this news:

  • Microsoft isn’t stopping their game business after Project Scorpio (XBox One X) releases
  • Microsoft will continue to make new hardware in the future, they're not going to stop with Scorpio.
  • They are focusing on creating a singular platform across multiple devices, thus removing the hard boundaries that define console generations.
  • Instead of major leaps forward every seven years, we’ll probably see more consistent console releases from them.

Now that we’ve discussed the facts, it’s time to start speculating. Will this new venture work for Microsoft, and if so, how does it affect the other members of the console industry?

XBox One X Gamers

Microsoft’s Bold New Steps: How Will Sony and Nintendo React?

It seems that smartphones have been a major influence on the console industry, because Microsoft aren’t the only ones taking cues from the resident kings and queens of portable devices. Sony and Nintendo have been busy changing their strategies as well.

For example, if we look at the rumors surrounding the PS4.5 (PS4 Neo), everyone expected a reveal at E3 2016, but Sony decided to wait. PlayStation boss, Andrew House was especially surprised when Microsoft decided to announce XBox One X (Project Scorpio) over year in advance.

Speaking with The Guardian, this is what he had to say:

”I was surprised by the step of announcing something over a year ahead of time. The dynamics of the tech industry are such that there’s a much heavier emphasis on immediate gratification than there was. A lot of that is to do with how Apple has very cleverly and elegantly managed the ‘available now’ approach.

We experienced this ourselves, when, in 2013, very much in line with our previous strategies, we announced a concept and a name for PlayStation 4, and everyone said ‘where’s the box? How dare you?!’ That was the point we realized, well, we hadn’t changed, but the world around us had.”

Further on in the interview, Andrew House explained that the PS4 Neo is meant to be a high-end PlayStation 4 and not a next generation console. In addition, he said that smartphone has taught customers to expect a different rhythm of innovation in their technology.

That being said, he also cautioned against turning the traditional cycle into a 18-month/two-year rhythm because then we would lose out on the big “wow” moments that a new piece of hardware provides. It’s a balance for them, because House also mentioned that Sony typically loses gamers during the later years of a cycle because they are heading to PC where the graphics and technology are more current.

A high-end PS4 would keep them inside the PlayStation brand, and that’s similar to what Microsoft is doing. The PS4 Neo is also reported to use the same accessories and games you would use on a PS4, similar to how Microsoft is focusing on leaving no gamers behind.

In the case of Microsoft and Sony, both are playing and both are clearly looking to the smartphone industry for inspiration. Nintendo, however, has been extremely quiet on their plans for the future. We know their new console, the NX, is coming in March of 2017, but we know very little about it.

That being said, rumors suggest that it will be a console/portable hybrid. Top this off with the release of the widely popular Pokemon GO app, and it’s clear that Nintendo is also taking cues from the mobile phone industry.

So in the end, what does this mean? Well, if Microsoft is truly setting the example for the future, we’re going to see consoles come out more often, similar to the way smartphones get newer models every few years.

The idea is that these aren’t “next-generation” consoles. Instead, they’re a newer and more high-end option that keeps pace with technology. You won’t be pressured into buying it, though, because when you are ready to upgrade, everything you’ve bought will work on the new box.

Because there’s no hard boundary between any one of the consoles, the concept of a “generation” as we know it, ceases to exist.

Now, Microsoft never said they would release a new console every two years, but you can bet that they won’t wait 7-years either. We’re going to see new hardware over the course of a lifecycle. This is right in line with Phil Spencer’s comments at the Xbox Spring Showcase in 2016:

”When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen. You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run forwards and backwards compatible because we have a Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more and more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform.

In addition to playing your games on any version of Microsoft’s console, they are also promising (at least for now) zero exclusives to the XBox One X (Project Scorpio). Games will look and play better on the new system, but they will also work on any version of the Xbox One.

Combine this with the announcement of the “Play Anywhere” program that lets you have copies of certain games on both Xbox and Windows PC, and you’ve got all the trimmings of this universal “single generation” future Microsoft is planning for.

At the end of the day, Project Scorpio (XBox One X) won’t be the last console from Microsoft. It’s the first in a new breed of consoles that tear down the boundaries between generations. This may be the last generation, but it’s not the last we’ll see of Xbox. You can count on that.

How do you think Microsoft will progress with this new plan of theirs? Are you excited about this potential change in the industry? Let us know in the comments!

Note: The thoughts expressed in this article are the opinions of the author (Bradley Ramsey) and do not yet represent facts or the opinions of Microsoft. Although it will probably be accurate, for now it is pure speculation. Thanks for reading!

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          Blogging Through the Alphabet; X is for X-tras   
There are not many words that start with x.. so I cheated a bit and made x-tra my word for x.  I hope you'll forgive me for taking the easy way out.

I love that homeschooling has given us so many extras!



Extra time

Ever since we started homeschooling we have had a lot more time to explore the world around us.  We aren't punching a clock for the start and end of a school day and we are not bogged down with hours of homework in the evenings.  We get to visit with family members, go out to lunch or the movies during the week and take advantage of last minute trips with my husband.  We spent so much more time together as a family and that has just been amazing.

Extra fun 
With all that extra time we have lots of fun!  Splatter painting, silly string fights, water balloon fights, Nerf gun wars and mid- week trips to the movies... we have time for so much fun.

Extra activities

My boys have so much time to experience new activities; many of which take place during the school day and often with other homeschooling families.  We have tried out such fun activities like rock climbing, glass fusion, trampoline classes, karate classes, zoology classes and oceanography trips.

Extra vacations and field trips

We always tried to take a family vacation each year and we found that with homeschooling it was so much easier to plan trips.  We could vacation in the off season and save so much money as well as time; enjoying the sights we were seeing without lots of crowds along.  Our first few years we went on field trips at least twice a week and really got to explore our region in depth.  So many local business offer homeschool days and rates that we just could not pass up!

Extra memories 

How could we not have more memories involving each other and our daily lives when we spend so much more time together and get to enjoy so many more trips, activities, and vacations?!  I know my kids are going to have so many wonderful memories to choose from when looking back on their childhood.

Extra resources 

I know many people assume homeschooling can be limiting but I have found that there are so many resources available to us; many more than the local schools can choose from.  It is not unheard of for us to use three math programs (per student!) in one year.  We switch up our books, materials, and subjects when we start getting bored or feel like we have exhausted a topic.  We enjoying seeing all that is offered and having our pick of whatever we need.

Extra books and audiobooks

We have lots of time to read and enjoy reading books together.  It isn't unusual for us to read upwards of 10 books a week!  My boys each have a book that they read from each day, we have a family read aloud book, we typically listen to a book on Cd in the car and then we read 2-3 picture (or chapter) books a week on various science, history, or "fun" topics.  Even my two reluctant readers end up listening to or reading a lot of books in just one year; far more than the average listed for children their age.

Extra friends and socialization!  

I know so many people assume that homeschoolers are unsocialized but I have found that homeschooling has led us to make so many more friends and meet so many more people!  We have many opportunities to meet up with other families during the week and if my boys find a new friend it's so much easier to get together.  Usually us moms just exchange information or set up a time and place to meet the following week. When my kids were in public school it often took over a year before we (as parents) knew more than just one of the kids' friends name.  Our school did not share information like names, addresses and phone numbers with parents so it made it quite difficult to ever get the kids together with classmates and peers.

Extra learning

My boys are not hampered by a traditional school schedule.  If we are learning about a topic they are interested in we can spend weeks or months diving as deeply into that topic as much as they like.  If we are getting immersed in one subject on a particular day we can choose to skip the other subjects we have planned and capitalize on that immersion.  We have no bells ringing to interrupt us and we don't have to just skim the surface when learning.

Homeschooling has brought a lot of priceless "extras" into our lives. 


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Homeschooling Through the Alphabet:
F is for Fun
G is for Games
H is for Heart
I is for Independent 
J is for Journey 
K is for Kitchen 
L is for Longevity 
M is for Moments 
N is for Nature
O is for Options
P is for Personalized
Q is for Quicker
R is for Recreation 
S is for Simple
T is for Trends
U is for Unexpected 

V is for Variety
W is for Waiting 

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          Homeschooling Through the Alphabet: W is for Waiting   
One thing I have been quite adamant about in homeschooling my children is waiting to teach them skills when they are ready.

Here is a post I wrote previously about waiting to teach skills and why I feel that it is so important.

I have often felt that one of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is allowing students to learn at their own pace.  This includes waiting to teach children skills until they are ready to learn and absorb them; something I think is more important than ever with our schools insisting on teaching skills at younger and younger ages.



I pulled my kids out of public school mainly because my middle son was bored and not being challenged enough.  I knew allowing him to work at home meant he could work at a more advanced pace and he wouldn't be unintentionally held back waiting for the other students to catch up with him.

I knew that homeschooling allowed kids who were struggling with an area of school to stop, slow down and focus on skills they wanted to develop until they were at a level where they were comfortable moving forward.

I knew all that but somehow I didn't really GET that! 


It wasn't until this past year that I am finally seeing just how beneficial it has been to allow my children to learn a their own pace.


Evan is 8, and it is just within the last few months that I can say with confidence (and relief!) that he is reading. 

He had no desire to learn anything about letters, words, or reading when he was 5 or 6 and while I kept trying and cajoling and playing fun games with him, nothing I was teaching was sticking. 

He finally started showing some effort and a lot of frustration when he turned 7 but another year went by where I felt like I was seeing minimal results. Everyone kept telling me not to worry; he would get it.

But I worried.

And I worried.

And I worried.

I kept reminding myself that while he was behind by school standards, his inability to read was not hampering his learning.  He had amazing comprehension and LOVED listening to stories. 

He would listen to anything I was willing to read aloud and he listened to chapter books so far above his grade level.  He learned so much vocabulary and made wonderful predictions about everything and anything we were reading or listening to.  His love of reading and of books was still intact and he showed no signs of any learning disabilities but I kept wondering when it was all going to click like everyone assured me it would.

And then it did!

I swear we went from one day of stumbling through an easy reader to him reading simple chapter books with little to no errors and a great flowing story voice.  He reads with expression and delight.



By allowing him to learn at his own pace he was able to pick up skills all along the way (without my noticing!) and piece them altogether into one huge comprehensive jump.


He's not reading quite on grade level yet but he's so darn close.  It felt like overnight he took one huge leap and just about caught up to where he "should" be. 

He loves books and is delighted to pick up new books, giggle over them, and read them aloud to me.

And I can't say this is the only lesson I received this year about allowing children to set their own pace in learning either!

Ian had been struggling with fractions a year or so ago (maybe even two years).  Struggling so much he was crying during math and we were both miserable.  Math was turning into a daily struggle.  No matter how many ways I tried to teach about reducing fractions or making equivalent fractions he just could not get it.

I always assumed that when my kids were stuck on a concept we'd devote MORE time to it until they understood it so I was apprehensive when he wanted to take a break entirely from them. 

We continued to do math everyday for a year but skipped over anything having to do with fractions.

 He still cooked and baked (while using fractions in real life), he did a whole unit on measurement (writing fractions found on rulers and tape measures), he did a lot of designing and drawing up plans for making a birdhouse and a toy garage (converting fractions to decimals in real life).  We knew all of this was working on building fraction fluency but he didn't realize it and fractions in these contexts did not stress him out. 

So I'll say that we didn't consciously work on fractions and we certainly didn't do anything on a day to day basis.  In the contexts of measurement and cooking fractions were no big deal; he could read them, he could measure them, and he wasn't being asked to add them, multiply them, simplify them or make them equivalent.  Mostly we focused on other areas of math and just worked on building up what he did know and understand.

A year later he picked up his discarded fractions book and worked through the first few pages like they were nothing. 

 It all suddenly clicked and he knew what he was doing.  He understood and fractions were no longer a source of stress, worry, and frustration for him.

He remarked to me that he could not believe how easy the book seemed now.  He finished it up in just a few weeks and we moved on. 

I've learned that when waiting to teach kids skills until they are ready they pick up on skills so much faster!

Learning is not nearly as frustrating!

Their natural inclination to want to learn remains intact.

They gain confidence and encounter less stress.

I am so glad I waited for my boys to show me they were ready to learn instead of pressing on ahead, pushing them to learn just because someone, somewhere along the way decided there was a magic age in which all kids need to learn certain skills. We had a much happier homeschool year and I now have two kids brimming with confidence.


Others in the series:

Homeschooling Through the Alphabet:
F is for Fun
G is for Games
H is for Heart
I is for Independent 
J is for Journey 
K is for Kitchen 
L is for Longevity 
M is for Moments 
N is for Nature
O is for Options
P is for Personalized
Q is for Quicker
R is for Recreation 
S is for Simple
T is for Trends
U is for Unexpected 

V is for Variety

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          Homeschooling Through the Alphabet: V is for Variety    
Variety is defined as the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity, sameness or monotony... and I really could not think of a better way to describe our homeschooling lives!




We are certainly different than most families who children attend public or private schools and we are rather proud of that fact.  We enjoy being different and walking our own path.  

I have often thought that if variety is the spice of life than my kids lead a very spicy life indeed!  We rarely have any two days that are the same.  We are always trying out new curriculum books (and WOW! is there an unbelievable amount of materials to choose from). new arts and crafts projects, and new field trip destinations.

We try new classes, try out new skills, and learn new things all the time.

We live a rich an full live, relying on a variety of new experiences to keep learning.  

Oftentimes we have such an array of choices around us that it can be hard to choose what we want to do and focus on just a few areas of learning!  


Others in the series:

Homeschooling Through the Alphabet:
F is for Fun
G is for Games
H is for Heart
I is for Independent 
J is for Journey 
K is for Kitchen 
L is for Longevity 
M is for Moments 
N is for Nature
O is for Options
P is for Personalized
Q is for Quicker
R is for Recreation 
S is for Simple
T is for Trends
U is for Unexpected 

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          Homeschooling Through the Alphabet: U is for Unexpected    
I just knew I had to use Unexpected for the letter U.  So many things about this homeschooling Journey have been unexpected.




I never expected to be homeschooling:

  • When my boys were born it was just assumed that they would go to school like both my husband and I did.  They all happily started preschool at 4 (and some even earlier than that!) and had a great time.  We found a wonderful, small, private school where we just clicked with the fellow students, parents and teachers.  The school suddenly shut down when my oldest was just starting first grade and we transferred to our local public school.  We weren't thrilled but we were willing to give it a try.  By the end of 2nd grade we knew it wasn't working for us.  With tons of family support we turned to homeschooling; as an experiment.... and have never looked back since.
I never expected to enjoy homeschooling so much!

  • I started homeschooling because I knew it was the best option for my boys but I was so afraid of being with all three of my boys every single day all day long.  I had been home with my boys since birth and I am honest enough to admit that I was thrilled when they were finally old enough for school and I could get a break.  It was a lot of work being home with them when they were small.  I figured homeschooling would be more exhausting since I'd be adding teaching into everything else I was already doing. 
  • While homeschooling can be challenging at times, I have had so many opportunities to teach my boys many valuable and helpful life skills that I find I have MORE time now then I used to.  I have more help and I enjoy being with my boys.  We have so much fun together!!  

I never expected homeschooling to bring us all so close as a family!
  • I would have sworn that we were a close family.  I knew what my kids were doing in school, who their friends were, what they were interested in, etc.  But homeschooling has brought us so much closer together!  We spend so much time together and since the boys and I can do most all of our activities during the day we are all home at night for family dinners, projects and game nights.  

I never expected homeschooling to change the way we parented our kids:
  • I honestly thought that homeschooling my kids would mean that we were teaching them school subjects at home and that the rest of our lives would remain the same.  I had no idea that homeschooling was more of a way of a life than a teaching method.  It has completely changed the way we parent our kids and altered our outlook on life.  We now look for learning opportunities (and see them EVERYWHERE!).  We have more faith in our children and their choices.  I am much more willing to hear the boys out and listen to their side of any discussion and argument; knowing that they have unique perspectives and their own ideas.  Homeschooling has helped me relax quite a bit and lay off on all the rules we used to have.  
I never expected homeschooling to open up so many opportunities to us!
  • I had no idea that there were as many people homeschooling around us as there are.  I had no idea that all these wonderful groups and mothers would be planning unique and wonderful field trips and experiences for us to try out (usually at a fraction of the cost too!).  I had no idea that we would have so much free time to explore, play and learn together.  
  • We've taken trampoline lessons, tried out obstacle and aerial courses, and climbed rock walls. We've taken classes at our local zoo to learn about animals, learned about marine biology on an ocean research vessel and toured many a museum.  

I never expected that my boys and I would make so many new and wonderful friends. 
  • I honestly thought that we would homeschool during the week, during school hours and the boys would see their school friends on the weekend.  Once I realized that they were missing their friends during the week I knew we should at least get out of the house and meet up with a few other homeschooling families every now and then.  
  • I had no idea that three or four years later we would have our own little tribe of friends that we just clicked with and want to do things with over and over and over again!  My boys and I have met some really wonderful families through homeschooling and are so blessed to add them to our already large group of public and private school friends.  (Yep, my boys are still friends with kids they met in preschool!). 


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          Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace, Initial Necklace / Long Skinny Bar Necklace Silver, Gold Letter Necklace / CZ Diamond Necklace Rose Gold by hotmixcold   

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          The Best Speakeasy Bars in Shanghai   

Some of the best bars in Shanghai are hiding from you. You just have to know which door to open, which employee to ask, which secret lever to pull or button to press. Speakeasy bars are a big thing in Shanghai, and, in spite of prior predictions, the trend shows no sign of fizzling out anytime soon. This is our list of the best ones in town. Just don't tell anybody we told you.

 

best speakeasy bars in shanghai, the bunker.
 

The Bunker

If you’re looking for prohibition-style cocktails and a militaristic atmosphere, check out one of Xintiandi’s newer additions: The Bunker. It’s tucked away in back of Green & Safe The Barn, past the main dining room. There will be curt and efficient waiters in button ups serving you drinks with a mixture of intriguing ingredients in this dimly lit, well, bunker. For a breakfast-inspired drink, try the Morning Maneuver (RMB85), flavored with black tea and cinnamon with a layer of egg white foam floating on top. If you want to spice things up, look for the seasonal Mission Passion (RMB80), with passion fruit, mango and chili, but be ready for the mango flavor to take control. 

Address: No. 22, 188 Taicang Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu) 太仓路188弄22号 (近黄陂南路)
Tel: 5382-0315

 

Best speakeasy bars in shanghai, Barules.

Barules

Located in the Former French Concession, Barules is one of the bars in Shanghai that you might just miss if you’re not looking carefully. Search for the London-style red telephone booth on Fenyang Lu that marks the entrance and step inside for a night of creative and fun cocktails. Boyhood (RMB90) takes the Japanese style of mixology to create a fizzy mix of grape and homemade (alcoholic) ginger beer. Choose from sour, tiki, or bold drinks with intriguing names like “Bloom Bloom.” For a berry and lemon flavored drink, try Bramble (RMB75), which combines lemon with a Crème de Mure and Bombay Sapphire gin. With a friendly and attentive staff and interesting flavor combinations, you’ll be sure to have a fun night.
Address: 51 Fenyang Lu (near Fuxing Zhong Lu) 汾阳路51号 (近复兴中路)
Tel: 138-1713-1574

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Speak Low.

Speak Low

Founded by acclaimed mixologist Shingo Gokan, Speak Low is ranked one of the best bars in Shanghai, having placed #15 The World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2016. Slide behind the secret bookshelf of a cocktail supply store and find a speakeasy bar with wood panels, jazz music and well-dressed bartenders. Thecocktails are delicious, but be prepared to pay the price. They serve an intriguing mix of flavors, like the Green Dolphin St (RMB120)made with brown butter-infused Bacardi 8, banana, milk, cold brew coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, black pepper, and parsley. For something more savory, try the Sweet Lorraine (RMB120), which fuses Absolut Elyx with tomato water, a touch of lemon and tomato confit. There’s also another secret room on the top most floor where the cocktail prices jump a notch higher, too. Speak Low is also known for serving bacon as a garnish for cocktails. 
Address: 2/F & 3/F, 579 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Ruijin Er Lu) 复兴中路579号 (近瑞金二路)
Tel: 6416-0133

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Xixi Bistro.

Xixi Bistro

Xixi Bistro is a fusion of traditional Shanghai with a contemporary touch, providing a speakeasy bar and dining experience. This Shanghai restaurant moved from their former lane house location to a new spot in Xintiandi, and has expanded to include two bars, a tiki lounge and a speakeasy bar in addition to the dining room. Enter into the tiki lounge for cocktails with a touch of tea and Chinese spices. Try the Silk Road (RMB70), a fruity, summertime drink made with five-spice powder, dark rum, lime and orange. Further down the hall and to the right is the speakeasy bar. Thedecor there is styled after 1930s Shanghai, complete with ornate lamps, furniture and even a vintage piano with a DJ booth built into it. A darker drink to try there is the Widow's Kiss (RMB95), an all-black drink. It combines Calvados, yellow Chartreuse, Benedictine, bitters and charcoal for color.

Address: Unit 02, No. 16, Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu) 太仓路181弄新天地16号02单元 (近黄陂南路)
Tel:63218861

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Shrine.

Shrine

On the second floor of United Valley, there's a Catholic shrine that opens up into a speakeasy bar when you press your hand down on a bible and “confess your sins.” Following his previous two bars Taste Buds Cocktail Palace and the now defunct Starling, local mixologist Daniel An brings us this tranquil space with vintage cocktails and a list of his specialty Shrine “numbered” cocktails. Shrine No. 13 (RMB88) blends Irish whiskey, cinnamon and pineapple together in a foamy mixture. Or try the vodka-based Shrine No. 7 (RMB88), which is sweet with a sour bite. These delicious drinks achieve a strong balance between alcohol content and flavor. Take a trip to this dimly lit, intimate bar for a date, or any other night fit for a sin.

Address: 1/F 462 Changle Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu) 长乐路462号1楼 (近陕西南路)

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Second Moment.

Second Moment

If you find the automatic sliding door in the backroom of Hunan restaurant Spicy Moment, you’ll make your way into luminary mixologist Eddy Yang’s speakeasy, known as Second Moment. The small, old-timey bar has just enough room for you and some friends to order prohibition-style drinks. Try the Sazerac (RMB98), with a fusion of rye, cognac, absinthe, sugar, and bitters. Many of their drinks are typical of the average speakeasy, so for a more unique cocktail, taste the Milano-Torino (RMB78), a fragrant, yet bittersweet, Negroni-esque drink, made with Punt e Mes vermouth, Campari, maraschino and two kinds of bitters. Visit this illicit-feeling, dimly lit bar and tell us what you think yourself.

Address: 71 Wuyuan Lu (near Changshu Lu) 五原路71号 (近常熟路)
Tel: 6472-0775

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Oji.

Oji

This Japanese-style speakeasy has drinks carefully crafted and specially made for their guests. Located within the Zhong Plaza and hidden behind cocktail bar el Ocho, Oji is a great place to partake in Shanghai nightlife. After figuring out how to twist the vintage silver phone “door knob” on the blank wall in the back to get in, there won’t find a menu, but mixologist Naoji Oji creating drinks based on your preferred base alcohol and flavor. Ask for something spicy and you might get a tomato-based cocktail (RMB88) made with vodka and baijiu that’s a lighter Bloody Mary. For something stronger, try Oji’s take on a negroni (RMB88) with Canadian whisky, Italian harbor wine, and bitters. The drinks are reasonably priced, but be prepared for a longer wait - Oji’s methodology can’t be rushed.

Address: Zhong Plaza, 3/F, 99 Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu) 泰兴路99号3楼 (近吴江路)
Tel: 152-1660-2685

 

Best speakeasy bars in Shanghai, Barber Shop.
 

Barber Shop

In a barbershop on Yongjia Lu that looks suspiciously clean and empty, you may stumble into a speakeasy bar with the same name if you head to the back and look behind the mirror. Although a majority of the decor and characteristics can be found in similar bars in Shanghai, there’s a unique outdoor area and wooden paneled patio to look for. The elaborate drinks also make it worth a visit. For a sweet mixture, check out Why Nut? (RMB85),  made with gin, sherry, soymilk powder, vanilla syrup. You can also try a Justin Bieber (RMB90), which combines rum, passion fruit, cinnamon, lime and mint, and you’ll get a fun tiki glass too. 

Address: 615 Yongjia Lu (near Wulumuqi Lu) 永嘉路615号近乌鲁木齐路
Tel: 188-0177-7008

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Episode 170 - You know what never goes out of style? Taylor Talk! In Episode 170 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s newest single, “Style”! In “Style,” Taylor relates classic clothing trends that never go out of style to relationships that always seem to keep coming back. We discuss how this metaphor functions in the song and how this song is sure to become an instant classic. What did you think of the song? How do you envision a music video for it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
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Main Discussion: “Style” Song Analysis
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– Swifties are listening to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

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          Taylor Talk LIVE - 1989 Review - Episode 158 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast    

Episode 158 - Happy third anniversary Taylor Talk! In Episode 158 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we celebrated by hosting a LIVE episode on Google Hangout to discuss our first impressions of 1989 (how nice of Taylor to give us a new album for our anniversary! lol). You can listen to the audio or watch the recorded video of our live episode on YouTube. We hope you enjoy the episode, and we hope you enjoy 1989! Please keep sharing your thoughts on the album as well as your thoughts on “Blank Space,” Taylor’s newest single off 1989. We’ll discuss “Blank Space” in depth next week, so stay tuned for that! Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: 1989 First Impressions
– 1989 is FINALLY out!! What do y’all think of the new album?
– Fun fact: the secret messages in the lyrics tell a story. Sounds like a concept album to us!
– We try to stump you with 1989 trivia. The prize? A Taylor Talk t-shirt!
– I said remember this moment… when #TaylorTalkLIVE was trending in India and the United States!!!!
– What were your initial thoughts on each song off 1989? Which one is your favorite?
– We theorize as to why some songs were included as bonus tracks instead of on the main album.
– Next week we’re discussing “Blank Space.” Send us your thoughts and we’ll share em on the show!

          October: 18 lbs removed - blood sugar from 295 to 103-110   


After getting horrible blood tests results that showed I was now diabetic with a sugar of 295, I got really serious with my nutrition. I had an appointment with my doctor 5 weeks later and I decided I would reverse the trend by then. It was very successful. She told me at the appointment that I was already at the point she would like me to be by my next appointment.

I had been coa...
          Mahala - warmupSESSION   
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          Why It Makes No Sense to Separate the White Working Class from the Black Working Class    
The media consistently radicalizes the white working class as noble; meanwhile the money is going to the top 1%.

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here

“After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves.”  —Barack Obama, Farewell Address, Chicago, January 2017

After three losses to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a trifecta last accomplished by Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, there was much hand-wringing among Democrats about the loss of the South and the vanishing loyalty of Southern whites. William Galston and Elaine Kamarck at the Progressive Policy Institute argued that the electoral math made the South the true presidential battleground; that Democrats could not win by being more liberal or hoping to motivate black and poor voters to increase their voter participation. Thomas Edsall and Mary Edsall similarly warned in the pages of The Atlantic that the South was key, and it was lost because the liberal orthodoxy was too tied to race, and out of touch with white working-class voters.

“Liberal” candidates like Tom Harkin, Dick Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis were out. Their message was deemed too Northern, elite, and alien to the needed Southern white voter. In was a candidate who could rebrand the Democratic Party and break liberal orthodoxy, proving the party could be tough on crime and defense, and reinvent welfare and the social state. This turned out to be Bill Clinton. Now, the defeat of Hillary Clinton has once again caused Democrats to argue about what is needed to win the white vote.

Countless articles have focused on what Democrats have done wrong. And much of the theme remains the same as in 1989—that there is a noble white worker who has been betrayed. Here is how the Edsalls portrayed one such voter back in 1989:

“You could classify me as a working-class Democrat, a card-carrying union member,” says Dan Donahue, a Chicago carpenter who became active in the campaign of a Republican state senator in 1988. “I’m not a card-carrying Republican—yet. We have four or five generations of welfare mothers. And they [Democrats] say the answer to that is we need more programs. Come on. It’s well and good we should have compassion for these people, but your compassion goes only so far. I don’t mind helping, but somebody has got to help themselves, you’ve got to pull. When you try to pick somebody up, they have to help. Unfortunately, most of the people who need help in this situation are black and most of the people who are doing the helping are white. We [white Cook County voters] are tired of paying for the Chicago Housing Authority, and for public housing and public transportation that we don’t use. They [taxpayers] hate it [the school-board tax] because they are paying for black schools that aren’t even educating kids, and the money is just going into the Board of Education and the teachers’ union.”

As President Barack Obama warned in his farewell address, this depiction of whites as hard-working, noble, and beset (compared with whom?) is nowhere to start a dialogue about an economy in which the real problem is that all economic gains have gone to the top 1 percent. The language presumes that there are not black workers who lost out to trade deals that sent thousands of auto-parts jobs from Flint, Michigan, to Mexico or shut steel mills in Baltimore, Maryland. Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, echoed Obama on the risks of reinforcing Trump’s cynical manipulation of race and the white working class:

Anyone who talks about dividing people in the country as a solution is a threat to the country, to democracy, the economy, and to working people, and we take every one of those seriously.

Oddly, much of the hand-wringing comes after victories by Presidents Clinton and Obama, each of whom demonstrated both the complexity of the white vote and the fact that the black vote matters. A core challenge is that many voters misunderstand basic economics, leading them to vote against the interests of working America as a whole. Many Americans still hold the view articulated by the Edsalls’ late-1980s white voter that government is not the solution. And their misunderstanding has been reinforced by actions of recent presidents.

One of those was Bill Clinton. The pursuit of white voters by Clinton led to attacks on the Social Security Act, first on the premise that budget discipline was more important, and second on the assumption that Social Security’s aid to the poor was too generous and too much of a handout to black women. Clinton supported partial privatization of Social Security pensions. Even Obama, pursuing deficit cuts, flirted with cuts in the cost-of-living formula.

The Social Security Act, let’s recall, was intended to protect the income of working-class American families. Yes, it was an entitlement, and proudly so. Social Security was first denied to most black Americans, but then extended. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a core part of Social Security. Clinton’s view that single mothers should be written out of the act—for that is what the end of “welfare as we know it” meant—was not viewed as an attack on working people. But it was. Black women, who have historically had the largest labor force participation rate among all racial groups, and who work more hours than any racial group among women, were stigmatized as being made lazy because they finally had access to that part of the Social Security Act which had initially been denied them when it was passed.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the feeble successor to AFDC, removed a class of workers from Social Security protection. Because of the “Nannygate” scandal surrounding Clinton’s attorney general nominee, protections for domestic workers within the Social Security Act were watered down. Despite the ravaging effect of the Reagan-era downturn on unemployment insurance, the Clinton administration offered little to repair a state-based system that had gone bankrupt and then refinanced itself by cutting access to benefits and benefit levels.

THE HARD REALITY OF TODAY'S level of inequality is this: For an increasing share of the population—black and white—the market no longer works to serve basic needs like housing, health insurance, child care, or college education. As the share of income held by the middle 60 percent declines, the top 10 percent’s share continues to grow, and within that, the top 1 percent.

The effect of heavy concentrations of money in fewer hands means that market-based allocations of resources are dictated by a smaller set of decision-makers. Businesspeople react to where the money is, whether they are home-builders, college presidents, or day-care providers. In the market, price is used as the rationing device, and prices follow where the money is.

When the middle class dominated the economy, it meant that prices for key personal investments followed increases in the incomes of the middle class. The government stepped in with housing, health, and education policies to subsidize those in the bottom 20 percent whose incomes were not keeping pace, and who would be rationed out of housing, health, and education by a market outcome. Worsening income inequality meant rising demands on government programs to ensure fair access to health and education, as prices rose faster than low income. Through the 1990s, the effect of discrimination made blacks synonymous with the bottom 20 percent, as they were overrepresented in the bottom income group.

What has happened to more whites now is that the market has moved past them as well. Pricing for child care and college education, essentials for their children, are outstripping their income growth; instead, prices are tied to the growth in income for the top 1 percent in the case of college tuition. And whites in the bottom 20 percent of income, who hold considerably more wealth than blacks in any part of the income distribution, can no longer self-insure themselves against the bumps in the economy.

As it took almost 40 years to get to this point, in the near term no recipe of policy fixes will sufficiently remedy the effects. Democrats need to focus on reversing those long-term trends, but also must have something to offer workers now. But every year that Trump is in office, that goal becomes more difficult.

Union representation, a key element in reversing those trends, continues to fall. More states are likely to adopt “right to work” laws. It will be increasingly difficult to rebuild workers’ voice in deciding how corporate output will be divided between wages and profits. That is the greatest source of the rising inequality. The hollowing out of the middle is not the result of automation. Rather, it reflects the relative advantage of those workers more closely tied to management, who squeeze down the income share for the middle and below.

What Reagan achieved in the 1980s was the illusion that by letting the floor fall, the middle could be protected. Unfortunately, too many white workers still have a view of the economy fed by the Reagan framework of government’s role. The unabated concentration of income will make after-tax methods of redistribution more vital so that Americans can have access to housing, education, and health. The Affordable Care Act, a market-based approach to health access, is one example where the fix is inadequate to rising income inequality, and made worse because it naïvely assumed that states would expand public access to address the gap in affordability.

UNDER TRUMP, RACE WILL complicate the effort to devise palliatives to rising inequality until more effective remedies can take effect. His dismantling of anti--discrimination offices within the federal government will create new downward pressures on an already stressed black working class. And the decline in union membership is more dangerous to black workers, who have higher union density than white workers and who rely far more than whites on union bargaining power to get higher wages. Further, black union density is more heavily reliant on public-sector bargaining than is true for whites, and public-sector unions are a target of Trump, who will abet the attack on public-sector unions taking place at the state level.

Under Trump, the gap between the experience of black and white workers will grow. Trump has already changed the political discourse. He has revived a strain of Southern populism that allows for asserting white privilege.

For Democrats, the problem with language that emphasizes the white working class as a separate problem from rising inequality of income and wealth is that it will racialize the debate rather than emphasizing the common assault on all who are not rich. It evokes the negative part of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Hillary Clinton had a hard time convincing young black workers that welfare reform and mass incarceration weren’t key to the Clinton legacy. The lack of black enthusiasm for Clinton is as much a part of the story of 2016 as the enthusiasm of white voters for Trump.

Further, progressive forces in the Democratic Party have been too uncritical of Bernie Sanders’s inability to lay the proper foundation with the party’s African American base ahead of the primary season. It was curious during the 2016 primary season to see Republicans all hopped up about the “SEC primary” (so-called because the Southern states involved have flagship universities in the Southeastern Conference), but no mention among the Democrats of the SWAC primary (the Southwestern Athletic Conference, a complementary athletic conference of public historically black universities).

So, while in the fall of 2015 Republicans fawned over attending games between the University of Alabama and Auburn, not a peep was heard on the need for Democrats to be at a game between Alabama State and Alabama A&M. Black voters often determine the victor in the Southern Democratic primaries, but spending time in Iowa and New Hampshire would be a likely outcome of a party worried about white working voters.

Democrats need to spend more time developing a frame to combat inequality. They need to do a better job of explaining that income inequality is a threat to economic growth. They need to be spending time helping Americans take the blinders off and see that workers, of all races, are being given the shaft by a system where corporate greed has become an elite “entitlement.” They need to pull the Band-Aid off a false sense there is some white privilege that can spare some workers the wrath of America’s war on working people. They must fess up to their quiet, and sometimes vocal, support of an agenda that attacked America’s workers. They need to stop believing the problem confronting American workers is that they are uneducated or unskilled. They need to stop defining the white working class as the less-educated. Those are the perennial excuses meted out to black workers. Young black workers reacted angrily in 2016 to a perception that their pain was being ignored. They didn’t vote for Trump, but Clinton lost as much because they didn’t vote for her either as Trump won because white voters voted for him.

The Democrats won’t solve their electability issues repeating the debate about white voters that they had in the late 1980s. They need to focus on the urgency of the effect of income inequality on American democracy. They need to sound the alarm. And they need to wake up and see who they are in bed with. The power elite of the party think they have freed themselves of a dependency on union support. But the Wall Street vision of the economy is poison for workers of all races and for Democrats.

When the Republican Party of the 19th century cut its deal to end Reconstruction and concentrate on winning the white vote, it launched the Gilded Age and the unremittent growth of inequality that collapsed in the Great Depression. It was accompanied by a Southern populism that entrenched a harsh racial code. Trump’s victory puts us within reach of repeating that mistake in history. Democrats need to be wary, and shrewd. How they handle this could entrench the dystopia of more Trumps—or create a new multiracial coalition of class uplift.

 

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          Three Reasons, Three Nos   
The following is the audio transcript from “Wall Street Automotive” – WTBQ - NY Radio 1110AM / 99.1 FM – show dated December 13, 2008.

Following a debate on loan guarantees for the big three:

VO: Robb

“As we all remember, in 1979-1980, Chrysler requested $1.5 billion in Federal loan guarantees. The structure of these Federal loan guarantees was underscored to provide "Chapter 11" type restructuring opportunities without its filling. [there was strings attached] Congress required Chrysler to obtain private financing for the $1.5 billion they were seeking (the government was co-signing the note, not printing the money) and Chrysler was also required to obtain another $2 billion in "commitments or concessions" for the financing of its operations. In essence most of Chrysler’s suppliers, union workers and contractors were forced to re-negotiate with Chrysler in order to assure their own viability. Some of Chrysler's suppliers accepted ten cents on each dollar rather than to loose Chrysler as a client.

Lee Iacocca stated openly "equality of sacrifice" and most Americans bought into his sales-man-ship, after all Mr. Iacocca spoke not of a pending doom, rather he talked to the opportunities to lead and how each and every American can participate in his turn-around. The loan was paid, the K-Car and the Mini-Van was created and Chrysler was on a roll again and Mr. Iacocca was an American hero.

Today (concerning) Chrysler

81% of Chrysler is owned by Cerberus Capital LLC, a privately owned company with over 100 billion dollars in assets. If you go to Cerberus' web page and read their mission statement its clear they are experts in turning under performing companies around, this is what they do, this is why they purchased Chrysler in the first place. It’s clear from Congressional hearings Chrysler's CEO Bob Nardelli has made no effort to tap into Cerberus capital quoting “loaning money to Chrysler would represent a conflict of interest with other Cerberus investments”.

Back in July 2008, when the price of oil started to escalate, Chrysler had over 71% of its production focused on trucks and SUV type vehicles, Chrysler's only objective was to make fast money, paying less attention to customer driven products, quality and its own future.

Giving Chrysler federal government money without the parent company participating, flat out no.

(concerning) General Motors:

This is easier, let’s just outline the following brands: Pontiac, Buick, Saturn, Hummer, and GMC. GM may be illustrating different brands representing different social milieus, however the truth is GM’s real reasons for its many brands was focused on the rewards of critical mass, shared platforms, common components - looking ahead only to increase its operating margins. GM’s critical mass approach became obvious to most consumers back in the mid 1970's and became chronic in the 1990's as overlapping carlines between its brands became more and more obvious.

Sometime during the early 2000's GM tried to turn this around, however most consumers simply got tired of waiting and found Honda's, Toyota's and other Asian brands most welcome to fill their automotive needs.

The loss of consumer brand loyalty between GM's divisions was rapid, and continues to this day.

Giving General Motors federal government money without a clean sheet business plan, flat out no.

(concerning) Ford Motor Company:

Without going into too much detail here, I have the most faith in Alan Mulally, an outsider to the auto industry. Ford has capital today only because it borrowed some money last year. Ford is a smaller "ocean liner" in the automotive sea and can maneuver faster even during these turbulent times.

Ford appears stronger; however their appearance is more about their financial condition rather than their products or consumer demand. So short term Ford looks like it has some viability, however the next 24 months future car launches will prove their real strength. The most successful, efficient and modern automotive assembly plant is owned by Ford in Brazil, look for this trend to continue.

Additionally, I anticipate Ford will sell Volvo within 60 days, this will raise $3 - $4 billion dollars to the balance sheet, at the same time anticipate a more robust common stock as well, as GM share holders flee to more stable ownerships.

Giving Ford federal government money when they haven't really asked for it, flat out no.

So there it is, three reasons, three nos.

Without loans anticipate Chrysler being the first to go Chapter 11, Cerberus shows least sincerity and care and Bob Nardelli (the same person that almost drove Home-depot to the ground) is (in my opinion) a terrible leader.

GM will survive - Chevy is GM's Honda if managed properly. GM will be smaller, leaner, more global than ever before, it may take some time and some relocation of assembly plants, but I'm confident GM will be around for another 100 years.

As discussed Ford appears to have already taken some measures on a turn around, suppliers and UAW negotiations will hang on Chrysler and GM's fate”.
          Are Physician Executive Pay-for-Performance Programs the Future of Physician Leader Compensation in Canada?   
This article explores the growing trend of physician executive pay-for-performance plans in the U.S. and Canada and discusses the underlying principles of incentive-based compensation models. Pay-for-performance plans are becoming increasingly popular with boards of many healthcare organizations across the country. They may offer an opportunity for increased accountability in the context of the 2003 Health Accord. Although there is little current evidence to support the notion that incentive-based compensation has long-term implications for quality improvement, their popularity continues to increase.
          "Straight Ahead" and other Fairy Tails   
I'm a firm believer in history and trends.

In the 60’s people woke up, drank coffee, bought a local newspaper, went to work, came home, watched some TV and went to bed.

In 2008 people still wake up, click on e-mail, check cell phone messages, watch MSNBC, buy coffee, watch Ipod casts, go to work, log onto news formats, search Google, drive home viewing NAV systems, check e-mail, check cell phone messages, watch a reality show, take one more peek at e-mail and get to bed.

Yes information is king and if we believe bad news sells, then 24 hour news formats can be a windfall.

The most simplified definition of Economics pivots on attitude.

Believe times are bad you hold back.
Believe times are good you spend.

A recession vaulted soon after 9/11 and for really good emotional reasons.

By November 2001 GM launched zero percent, Chrysler and Ford jumped in, and the Federal Reserve Bank participated as well. Within 10 months 24 hour news makers were forced to called it a "mild" recession because they lost the key battle and really hated to loose the powerful "recession" tag line.

Now it’s January 08, 25 days after New Years, just 6 months since the Dow peaked at 14000... its cold, winter and election time.

Twenty Four Hour news require sprints of “breaking news”, "this just in", “up next” and “later on” type leading formats to capture its viewer.

How to fill the time?

The revenue makers are played out, Hurricane's, The Iraq war, Bush bashing, the election and Britney Spears, even the award winning named "Jenna 6" failed to launch.

What's a 24 hour news format to do????

Reach for the "fire box" of news stories, the always reliable, hard hitting "Household survey":

Question:
“Now that we are in a recession and the stock market is tumbling do you plan to spend your money?”

Household answer:
"No"

With glee CNN reporter Kelly Lookingood (who majored in art and fashion design) reports:

“The latest consumer survey is in and it’s a lot worse than I already predicted… 100 households surveyed if they plan to spend money this year and the answer was Absolutely NOT. All agreed that the stock market is tumbling and we are indeed in a recession”.

With a sudden 3/4 drop our new Fed Chairman proves he has an eye for news. Detroit sees it as just another January, their 16 inch incentive guns sit idle but not without ammunition.
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          Harvest Time   
The earth is shaking; it’s a small rumble but a rumble just the same.Over 77 million adults are getting old fast.

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A return to personal luxury.

Bill Mitchell best defined personal luxury about the same time boomers were just kids. Overtime boomers grew up with the appreciation that “one earns - what one drives” and aspirational brands such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Chrysler represented the pinnacle of life’s success. Now, 40 years later, it’s reasonable to conclude boomers are seeking the same status and identification in today’s brands—the same way one rediscovers an old friend. But sadly, with few exceptions, no one has responded.

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Price? Well it’s not about monthly payments… Don’t forget room for golf clubs, ease of entry and exit, slightly larger read-outs, and a very very cool audio / DVD system - grandchildren need to be impressed in order to keep the cycle moving to the next generation.

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In the fall of 1971 shortly after taking the helm of VW, Rudolf Leiding had only one comment to the press, “we have to work first, let us do so, we shall talk later”. Leiding rising from the ranks of apprentice mechanic to Chairman was no youngster.

At 58 years of age Mr. Leidling was faced with a serious crisis, saving VW while air cooled engines were quickly coming to the end. The causes of VW’s problems are similar to today, monetary measures supported by a strong Yen and the need to reach critical mass as a global marketer. By 1972 VW’s monthly sales were cut in half – not even fleet sales can be sited as the cause.

Leiding is quoted as saying:“The immediate problem was not to make money on the American market, (but) to keep that market, to maintain our exceptional US dealer network and to keep our factories busy”*. It was very rare to find Leiding at press events; rather he was known to stand by the factory gates to monitor those arriving late for work. Product model policy (as it was called back then) was his first priority. Leiding cut projects that were soon to be “job one” saying:"It was better to loose a little money right away than loose a lot later on”.

Leiding also cut costs and manufacturing, his big success was defining Audi and VW’s future brand rolls and finding synergies in design and platform sharing that lives on today.

Rudolf Leiding .... from apprentice to Chairman – head hunters didn’t stand a chance.

Editor:

The moral to the story ... When given the opportunity to turn a company around, remember to grab the steering wheel.

* March 1973 – Motor Trend / by Edouard Seidler.
          Generation Gap   
Chrysler, Ford and GM Industry icons - the 1920's, 30's, 40's (WWII efforts), 50's and 60's each decade, each year, US manufacturers created bench marks that ignited trends in industrial design, white goods, colors, moods, spirit and freedom itself.

Suddenly, and without warning, while the Federal Government was mandating such ingenious innovations as 5 MPH bumpers, seat belt interlock systems and air pumps, the 1973 gas crisis hit. Six years later the gas crisis hit again - fast forward 28 years later - the fab three haven't recorded a single hit record and continue to loose altitude in a downward spiral.

Whats wrong?

It's the brands themselves.

Aged and tired names in a new generation of texting, My Space and video games.

Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury are brands where nostalgia sells, but not much of anything else.

The big three must reduce, re-use and re-cycle by getting down to very simple brand communications i.e., "Trucks,Cars & Retro".

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GM Trucks (pick-up line/8 Passenger Family mover)
GM Cars (one micro/hybrid car, one mid sized and one full sized).
GM Retro ("nostalgic brand offers" via catalogue for the old timers - one Cadillac, one Chevy, One Pontiac till the boomers die off).

Chrysler and Ford in a similar way. Easier said than done, but you have to start some place.

Please remember to keep the "iconic" logos somewhat smaller, placing greater emphasis on bench mark innovation and world class products, the core of which started it all in the first place.

Editor

(next we can take on CBS, NBC and ABC - prime time dinasours).
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Men i år ble batteriene så sterke, at det kom ganske imponerende batterimaskiner på markedet. Også typer vi ikke har sett på batteri før nå.

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          WTD Episode 3: Technical writing trends for 2017   
In this episode, we discuss top technical writing trends for 2017. Chris discusses how more technical writers are interacting with support groups, and even being embedded within support departments. Jared discusses how docs are being planned for earlier in development cycles, as more product managers are seeing the value of docs. Tom talks about how more technical writers are treating documentation as code, and the challenges inherent in developer tools and workflows.
          Management of Pediatric Obesity - PediaCast 225   
Dr Ihuoma Eneli and Dr Marc Michalsky join Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for a comprehensive look at pediatric obesity. We cover the scope of the epidemic, reasons for the trend, genetic and environmental variables, medical management, and the role of bariatric surgery in the pediatric population.
          RELEASE TOUR FOR DARIEN'S DESIRE    




DARIEN'S DESIRE
Two Hearts ~ One Love series, book 2
by Daryl Devoré

Genre: Contemporary Romance *heat level hot*



It's complicated is not only her relationship status, but the definition of Erika Bailey's life. She loves managing her drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand, but her rock star boyfriend resides in North Carolina. And to top it off, her father threatens she must stay away from Darien or lose the Pink Flamingo. Does she protect her club or her love?

Darien Scott, Grammy award winning international superstar, wants nothing more than to wake up in the arms of Erika, the woman he loves, but contractual obligations force him to exotic video shoots and an isolated movie set with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars.

With the feeding frenzy of social media trending every aspect of Darien's life—real or not—it's hard for Erika to know the truth. Will she be able to see through the lies and trust Darien? Or will evidence from damaging Internet rumors condemn their relationship?


Erika rubbed her palms on her thighs. "Darien went out with his friends and they got a little drunk. Then some girls came over and started chatting."

"Bitches." Sandee pursed his lips.

"Oh, I haven't got to the bitch yet."

"What?" Sandee pressed his hand on his chest.

"Her name's Savannah and she's an ex."

His eyes widen. "Oh. No. He didn't. I will bitch slap that boy the next time I see him." He chuckled. "I think I just channeled Ra-chell."

"She kissed him. Twice. Then suggested they leave for somewhere more private."

He placed his hands over his ears. "La la la. I'm not listening."

Erika laughed and pulled his hands down. "He didn't go with her. He went home."

Sandee scratched his head. "So why are you so sad?"

"He almost did. What if he had?" Her voice broke on the last word.

"Look on the bright side. He didn't cheat on you." Sandee held out his hands palm up. "Think of it this way. He went to the donut store. He had a choice between a chocolate covered donut or a bagel." He lifted his left hand. "Donut." Then his right hand. "Bagel. The donut has sprinkles. Sprinkles will get a man every time. I outta know, I'm awesome with sprinkles." He fanned himself.

"Trust me Sandee, there is no one as fab-U-lous as you."

"I know. But back to Darien. Darien wants the donut. He lusts after the donut. His groin is on fire for the sprinkles."

Erika waved her hand in front of her face. "I'm getting the picture."

"But did he eat the donut?" Sandee shook his head. "No. He tossed the donut on her ass." He flipped his left hand with a pompous sneer.

"Which leaves me being the bagel." She raised an eyebrow.






Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo. 

Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.

Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.

Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?



Daryl Devore (@darydevore) lives in an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or snow shoe across the back acres and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth and a meteorite. She's been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life's an adventure and Daryl's having fun living it.

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          Fear walks abroad   
While my partner was busy mixing tracks for his next album, I found (at last) a full length Youtube posting of The Ghoul (1975). I had first seen this film in my early twenties - it was one of those late night distractions for insomniacs on a terrestrial television channel - but had been unable to locate a copy in DVD format to add to the ever growing swell of my vintage horror collection. Directed by Freddie Francis and released by Tyburn, The Ghoul is an unsettling slice of English horror that is, in my humble opinion, not as popular as it should be. It has a distinctly Hammer  aesthetic (unsurprisingly, as many Hammer associates were involved in the picture), with its old country house interior and period (1920s) setting, and a plot not overly dissimilar to Hammer classics like The Reptile. The connection between The Ghoul and The Reptile goes somewhat further than these visual and narrative links, and represents an interesting - albeit troubling - trend concerning the portrayal of non-European cultures (in these cases, societies associated with Hinduism) as sources of the macabre. In these examples such cultures bring evil and destruction into the otherwise civilised English landscape of the upper classes (NB - both films revolve around manor houses).

The Ghoul and The Reptile incorporate several interesting dynamics, and reflect themes concerning the loss of children and the infiltration of occult cult affiliation as a source of infection. Both films involve upper class fathers who are doctors, and the ghoul and reptile of the titles refer to the infected states and hideous metamorphosis of their children, who have been lured into cult membership while both families were abroad. Whilst haunted by the loss of their children, neither father can bring himself to be their ultimate destroyer, to sever the physical bond completely, and so remain benign in maintaining the new incarnations of their offspring. The Reptile's Dr Franklyn is contemptuous toward his daughter, who retains her former mortal form for long periods. The Ghoul's Dr Lawrence is more melancholic, clinging to Christian worship in his private chapel while victims are prepared and left for their murder and subsequent consumption by his son. While neither are exactly complicit, they ultimately allow the actions to take place, and for the cover ups concerning the nature of their children's victims' deaths.

Dr Franklyn (Noel Willman)
Dr Lawrence (Peter Cushing)


In the end, both fathers are ultimately destroyed with their children. Dr Franklyn attempts to kill his daughter, now in reptile form, but is bitten and dies shortly before a fire - which has broken out in the cellar where she rests - consumes the house. Dr Lawrence - who had promised his late wife that he would preserve their child - eventually kills his son, and shortly afterward, himself.

But, as both fathers are not active participants in their children's murderous activities, their safeguard and nurture comes from another source: in The Reptile, it is the Malay servant, whilst in The Ghoul it is the Indian former nursemaid referred to as Ayah, who now acts as housekeeper. These individuals are Asian natives devoid of their names in the English home, and both encourage the destructive actions of their white charges. The Reptile's servant is sinisterly dogmatic, and akin to manipulative master rather than second father figure, but The Ghoul's servant seems more readily surrogate mother, who prays for the appearance of the girl who will feed the ghoul, and tends to his every need.Ayah's religious affiliation (with a Shiva based death cult) is the more obvious of the two, and the incorporation of certain aesthetics, like statues, demonstrate the Hindu influence. The presence of non-European artefacts, and the knowledge and experiences cited by the fathers situates them as melancholic post-anthropologists, and these visuals suggest the quite literal presence of the Other entwined in the tapestry of their native home.

The Malay (Marne Maitland)

Ayah (Gwen Watford)

Rachel Fell McDermott's (2003) chapter in her co-edited volume Encountering Kali (with Jeffrey Kripal) has raised the issue of the misappropriation of Hindu beliefs in Western films, which may has sometimes provided a warped view of such god and goddess worship. She aptly demonstrates the problems with the demonic-esque Kali represented in films like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the barbaric nature of her followers. To rely on these interpretations alone is to subscribe to a Westernised whitewash that dilutes the essence of certain religious beliefs to their sinister undertones. Yes, there are dark tones in the pallet of Kali's divinity, but she is so much more than just a destroyer.

In The Ghoul and The Reptile, we should also be critical of the representation of non-Western based religions. The exoticness of other cultures and religious traditions is obviously a great source of fodder for film, and certainly seems more thought-invested than the contemporary repertoires of torture pornography and serial killer thriller (I have to admit a bias here, as I hate the latter kinds of films, and am prone to wax lyrical about how they have slashed the quality of the horror genre). Also, it is interesting to reflect upon the heights of the Western world's developing exoticised love affair with the 'Far East', who found in its cultural distance an unsanctioned playground for exploring new, lived esotericisms untarnished by post Enlightenment scientific rationalism.

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These films are also melancholic psychodramas about the relationship between fathers and their children, children who have been lost to them by choosing to identify with an Otherness that ultimately supercedes their familial ties and Western identities.  Is there perhaps also an air of revenge against the colonial incorporated by these two servant characters (who, ultimately, have replaced the fathers as their children's guardians)? Considering that both servants are Indian natives, I wonder if it is possible to see the angry ghosts of colonial victims here, working their way through the micro-intimate fabric of English society, reducing the offspring of their oppressors to flesh eating ghouls and malicious reptiles. Of the two servants, I would argue that Ayah is the more complex: fierce mother? angry jailer? devoted nurse? Does she love the ghoulish charge she protects and feeds? This adds another layer to the dynamic, particularly pertinent considering that Dr Lawrence's wife had killed herself upon recognising the horrendous nature of the actions she undertook, and was connected to, when she and her son became part of the cult. With his father unable to truely fulfil his paternal role, perhaps Ayah steps out as a new mother, bonded by the son's new cult identity.

The Ghoul - Don Henderson

Anna Franklyn/The Reptile - Jacqueline Pierce

The loss encapsulated in these films is a loss that lingers in a spectral domain, and the characters exist in this world, and yet not entirely. Dr Lawrence is ultimately a recluse, with only Ayah and a cruel, moronic assitant for company. Dr Franklyn is abrupt, brooding and seemingly uninterested in long term social relationships. They are without their wives, who have perished long before the events of the film. Both are haunted by their secrets, which keep them apart from their English kith and kin, and both lament the people their secrets have corroded them into being. Both children are gone, lost to their fathers... but both fathers are unable, until the end, to acknowledge that loss and sever their paternal ties. And so, before these narratives come to an end, they are inbetwixt, tainted by the past that will ultimately deny their future.
           Re: Yay or Nay: Louboutins    
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          Rynek mieszkaniowy: karty będą rozdawać seniorzy?   
Seniorzy staną się na nim jedną z najważniejszych grup odbiorców na rynku mieszkaniowym. Pierwsze symptomy nowego trendu już obserwujemy - powstają osiedla i domy dla osób starszych i pojawiają się nowe produkty finansowe dedykowane seniorom, m.in. renta dożywotnia i odwrócona hipoteka - informuje portal RynekPierwotny.pl.
          The Locks Of Canine    
Instantly, after several months of great support my Roomba 880 is leaving behind considerable amounts of dog hair and apparent "cosy" kind dirt on the ground (clumps of chain, wooly bits that falloff fresh sweatpants, that type of issue). It really is number solution when you've a puppy, you make serenity with all the pet hair and acknowledge howmuch vacuuming you have got to-do. But, should you be smart you can actually reduce your personal work and here is how.

Same goes for the furnace filtering, change it out generally to assist clear the home of dog hair and dander. The material has an electrostatic demand to it which may attract the tresses and the water tends to make it somewhat tacky. It will help wash out the undercoat and gets rid of tresses the feline could normally shed.

It'll fanatic anyone away slightly and may cause small trend at your hoover (why have you been lost so much?!), but person, will it previously perform. A Dog Brush Cleaner Attachment lets you comb your puppy while all-the free tresses goes straight into the hoover line. Never wash your pet dog more than once a month (less often for many types) or it will become dried and shedANDdander more.

Occasionally we perhaps believe it is within our meals, to which anyone who's ever gotten pet locks within their jaws after having those last dregs within the espresso cup can admit. Happened to stumble throughout the ChomChom accidentally on YouTube when looking for the very best dog hair remover.

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Hereis a cool dog groomeris key I ran across: if you would like to get every one of the dropping undercoat available when you bathe your pet, some tips about what to accomplish. Begin by scrubbing canine, subsequently shampoo twice and use restorative.

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          Zwickau setzt Aufwärtstrend fort    

Der FSV Zwickau hat in der 3. Liga seinen Aufwärtstrend fortgesetzt.

Im Heimspiel gegen Fortuna Köln kamen die Sachsen am Sonntag zu einem 2:1 (2:0)-Erfolg. Mit 52 Punkten belegt der FSV den sechsten Tabellenplatz und rangiert nur drei Zähler hinter Platz zwei.

Keine Zweitliga-Lizenz beantragt

Allerdings kann der FSV nicht aufsteigen, da er keine Zweitliga-Lizenz beantragt hat. Ronny König (14./19.) war zweifacher Torschütze für Zwickau. Hamdi Dahmani (76.) gelang nur noch das Anschlusstor.

Im zweiten Sonntagsspiel trennten sich Rot-Weiß Erfurt und Preußen Münster 0:0. RWE hat vier Zähler Vorsprung auf den dritten Abstiegsrang.


          Asset Recovery 2017: Trends & Conclusions   

For asset recovery practitioners, 2016 was an interesting year. Fraudsters are only growing in sophistication, using developments in digital technology to place further strain on corporate clients across the world. This, coupled with a global drive to fight corruption, continues to result in a wealth of recovery work for well-established players in the traditional offshore jurisdictions. Alongside this, however, a trend towards third-party funding in the asset recovery space, coupled with the adoption of asset-tracing techniques earlier on in arbitral strategy, has broadened the scope for specialists. This will only lead to new work in the future, as the more traditional perception of asset recovery and its links to financial fraud is challenged in a growing number of destinations.


          Lettieri wird Trainer bei FSV Frankfurt    

Der frühere Zweitliga-Trainer Gino Lettieri soll den FSV Frankfurt vor dem Abstieg aus der 3. Liga bewahren. Der 50-Jährige wurde am Dienstag als Nachfolger des am Montag entlassenen Roland Vrabec vorgestellt, er erhielt einen Vertrag bis zum Saisonende.

"Die Mannschaft ist gut genug, um den Klassenerhalt schaffen zu können. Das Wichtigste ist, dass wir den Abwärtstrend stoppen", sagte Lettieri bei seiner Vorstellung und meinte: "Ich will meine Erfahrung einbringen, damit wir wieder in die Erfolgsspur kommen."

Auch FSV-Geschäftsführer Clemens Krüger ist optimistisch: "Mit seinem Feuer, der Kompetenz und dem Eifer ist er der richtige Mann, um den Reset-Knopf zu drücken", sagte Krüger über Lettieri.  

Der FSV hat in diesem Jahr noch kein Spiel gewonnen und in den sechs Partien 2017 nur zwei Punkte geholt. Zuletzt hatten die Hessen 1:3 bei Sonnenhof Großaspach verloren.

Lettieri war zuletzt beim MSV Duisburg tätig, bei den Zebras wurde er in der Saison nach dem Aufstieg in die 2. Liga Ende November 2015 entlassen. Seitdem war Lettieri vereinslos.


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          Critics of Hollywood Asian “whitewashing” come up with a John Cho-based solution   
How many of these “actor-swapped” movies would you watch? With the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie causing a flurry of both negative and apathetic reactions, the issue of Hollywood whitewashing has been a trending topic of conversation. Some suggest there aren’t enough big-name Asian stars capable of carrying movies, while others […]
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          Global Trends in Militarization Needs Global Explanations   


In my opinion, James Fearon misses an opportunity to link theories together in a productive way. Of the global decline of military spending (% GDP) and mobilization (soldiers per 1,000 citizens) in the postwar era:
On the domestic side of things, there is pretty good evidence that the spread of democracy has been a significant factor. Not worth getting into the details here, but if you look at the data country by country you find that on average, when countries transition to democracy their military spending and army sizes go down, quite substantially.* In fact they tend to go down when they transition from very autocratic to only somewhat autocratic (that is, to “anocracies”, or semi-democracies using the Polity data). The effect of a democratic transition on arms levels in the state in which the transition occurs looks to be larger than the effect of transitions in neighbors on a state’s own military spending, although this is hard to be sure about statistically due to endogeneity issues. I would guess that most of the democracy effect is a domestic matter—for instance, autocracies want bigger militaries to help put down domestic opposition or to pay off cronies, or democracies want smaller militaries to lower coup threats—but some of it might also be an international effect. That is, if democracies want smaller militaries then this could reduce the demand for big armies in their neighbors.
Fearon is reporting a trend, not advancing a well-formulated argument, but I still think this is fairly weak. Here are some other things we know about violence in the postwar era:

-- Interstate violence is at the lowest point in the capitalist era. Given that, it makes perfect sense for military burdens to be at a low point as well. We do not know for certain why the world is so peaceful, but quite a lot of IR theory suggests that American hegemony (which Fearon does not mention) and nuclear weapons (which he does) may have something to do with it. Regarding the former, the American security umbrella covers other democracies and (sometimes) extends to countries transitioning to democracy -- the pacification and democratization of Europe since 1945 is obviously the most pronounced example -- so that could help explain the domestic patterns without telling a ad hoc story about democracies being worried about coup threats (which strikes me as being ahistorical and is in contradiction to the best evidence). Regarding the latter, technology should push down military cost burdens and personnel needed as more and more security mechanisms become computerized and/or automated, at least during times of peace. Nukes are part of that but so are drones, missile technology, cyber capabilities, etc. Given the decline of international conflict and the lower marginal costs of defense why wouldn't we expect the military burden to decrease?

-- As for the fact that the drop in military burden has happened most in democracies I'd note several things. First, it appears from Fearon's description that many democracies were quite heavily armed in the middle of the 20th century. In Fearon's graph at the link above this is quickly seen by the number of people per 1,000 that were in the military in 1945-1950 in "the West". Given that, I don't think a regime-type explanation works very well. Second, democracies are richer, and richer countries should (on average) spend less on their militaries as a percentage of GDP. That is, there is a almost certainly diminishing returns to spending on security: the 10 trillionth dollar spent on national defense will not get you as much security as the 10 millionth. Among consolidated democracies only the U.S. and Israel spend more than 3% of their GDP on their militaries, and I think there is general agreement that much of the American spending is due to rent-seeking, bureaucratic politics, and its ongoing hegemonic project rather than its regime type.

-- Almost all conflict which does occur in the international system is intra-state. Intra-state violence tends to happen more in non-democracies than in democracies. Countries in a state of conflict should dedicate more of their resources towards the military than countries in a state of peace. Therefore, because they are more peaceful, democracies should spend fewer resources on the military. The only wrinkle in this involves transitions to democracy, which often involve conflict. The way I read Fearon he's saying that after transitioning to democracy the military burden decreases; I'm not sure if his data could tell us what's happening during democratic transitions, but it would be interesting to know.

I'm nit-picking a bit here, albeit for a reason. Fearon found some interesting trends, reported them, and then thought-aloud about what might be causing them. There's nothing wrong with that. But the quick-reflex pivot to explanations based on local factors such as regime type is, for me, unsatisfying. Once one takes that step it makes it difficult to think about broader systems, and makes committing an ecological fallacy much more likely. If we're seeing a systemic trend -- lower military burdens everywhere -- then we should seek to make systemic arguments which can account for the trends. Too frequently we try to explain global phenomena by reference to local factors.
          Walmart Workers Can't Be Paid Much More    
Sorry for the quiet around here. We've been busy with real projects. But to keep the lights on I thought I'd re-post something I wrote on Facebook that got long enough to be of bloggish length. It's not normal subject matter for us, but it is related to some these we discuss from time to time. It concerns Justin Fox's claim that low wages for employees of corporations like Walmart are a "social decision" distinct from economic logic. I think he's right, but not really in the way that he means.

There's a much better way to get at this. Walmart and other low-end retailers are both producers (of goods/distribution of goods) and consumers (of labor). Their business model is to forego some of their producer surplus (hence the very low profit margin, around 3% of revenues) in order to boost volume. Per store, Walmart makes around $1.4 million/year... it's just that they have over 10,500 stores so their overall profits (~$15bn) sound impressive and their revenues (~$450bn) are astounding.

If you considered each store as its own "small business" you'd wonder what the hell they were doing, because to staff those stores they have to hire a ton of people to accommodate all that volume. That's why this model only works at scale. To maintain even a 3% profit margin they have to extract some of their workers' producer surplus to make up for the surplus they have given to consumers to capture market share. This is what a high volume/low margin business looks like. It's even more severe at Amazon. But they don't capture as much of their workers' surplus as people think.

Walmart's stores are staffed on average by about 300 people who make on average $12.67 per hour or ~$25k/year if they work full-time and take two weeks of unpaid vacation. $1.4mn profit per store /300 workers = ~$4,500. So that's how much surplus value Walmart is "extracting" from labor, if you don't factor in anything else like retaining earnings, paying shareholders, investing in new stores/products, etc. That's a lot of trouble to make a measly $1.4mn! The only way it makes sense (for shareholders) is if volume is HUGE. Which it is. Since the shareholders are relatively concentrated -- six Waltons own nearly half of the shares -- they make a killing. But it's practically all volume.

Anyway, $3k or so is the upper limit of how much more each worker could earn under the current business model. Say it's the difference between $25k and $30k. That's certainly not nothing, but it does not represent such a qualitative difference in standard of living that anyone would consider Walmart employees to be well-paid if they all got the full $4,500.

So what else could be done other to increase that $4,500/year? Walmart could claw back some of their producer surplus from consumers by raising prices and using the proceeds to raise wages, which would constitute a simple redistribution from customers to employees assuming no money taken by management/ownership and completely inelastic consumer demand. Both assumptions are pretty heroic in this case. That would basically just shuffle cash from some poor people (Walmart's customers) to other poor people (Walmart's employees). Or they could reduce margins even further, but 3% is already pretty thin. Or they could raise margins by paying their suppliers (e.g. poor Chinese workers) even less, and give the extra profits to their American workers. They could redistribute salaries from management -- their CEO makes $20 million to manage a company with $450 billion in revenues -- but Walmart employs over 2 million people... we're talking 10 bucks per worker per year if the CEO was paid nothing at all.

So any redistributionary choice that would fundamentally change the situation would seem to involve deciding which group of poor people are made worse off: Walmart's customers, its employees, or its suppliers. The political equilibrium right now is a mix of employees and suppliers. Changing policy -- say, by raising the minimum wage -- involves changing two of those variables: one goes up, one goes down. There's just not enough cash which can be taken from management to make all that much of a difference on a per worker basis, even if you reduced managements' salaries to $0 and retained no profits for future investments or any other purpose. And per-worker profit is so low that there's a pretty firm limit on how much more they can be paid.

Now, Walmart's business model of extremely high volume at very low margins does not represent the entire economy, although I see a number of trends pushing more and more of the retail economy in that direction, so this logic won't always apply. But it's about as close to the competitive equilibrium models of econ 101 as contemporary markets get. So if there was ever a case to be made that wages are social decisions rather than economic decisions -- and there is, although I'd prefer "political decisions" over who captures the producer and consumer surplus to "social decisions", which just sounds slippery -- Walmart probably isn't the best example for Fox to use.

UPDATE: Tyler Cowen's column today speaks to a related issue: the politics of wealth vs income.
          Was Stalin Necessary for Russia's Economic Development?   
Some of the he-was-a-baddie-but-at-least-he-modernized-the-place say "yes"*. New research by a team of Russian economists says "no":
This paper studies structural transformation of Soviet Russia in 1928-1940 from an agrarian to an industrial economy through the lens of a two-sector neoclassical growth model. We construct a large dataset that covers Soviet Russia during 1928-1940 and Tsarist Russia during 1885-1913. We use a two-sector growth model to compute sectoral TFPs as well as distortions and wedges in the capital, labor and product markets during the two periods. We find that most wedges substantially increased in 1928-1935 and then fell in 1936-1940 relative to their 1885-1913 levels, while TFP remained generally below pre-WWI trends. Under the neoclassical growth model, projections under these estimated wedges imply that Stalin's economic policies led to welfare loss of -24 percent of consumption in 1928-1940, but a +16 percent welfare gain after 1941. A representative consumer born at the start of the Stalin's policies in 1928 experiences a reduction in welfare of -1 percent of consumption, a number that does not take into account additional costs of political repression during this time period. The projected performance under both Tsarist' and Stalin's wedges is much worse than the economic performance of Japan, which in 1885-1913 had similar levels of per capita GDP and distortions as Tsarist Russia, but experienced a rapid acceleration of non-agricultural TFP during the interwar period. Relative to this benchmark, the welfare loss of Stalin's policies are about -31 percent of consumption.
Via Cheap Talk, who notes that one of the economists -- Sergei Guriev -- has just left the country under duress from public officials.

The story that Russia's development was impossible or unlikely absent Stalin's repression always seemed unlikely to me. Other places have developed without those levels of repression (e.g. Japan, as the authers note, but not just), or have had repression without growth. The repression-growth relationship is not strictly positive and linear, in other words, so any story about Stalin and development has to be particular to Russia. And, frankly, I've yet to hear one that's had any solid theory behind it. (Perhaps someone could point one out to me in the comments.) I've heard mumblings that "Russia was a backwater hellhole" -- this was more or less Marx's view, although it's not true that Marx believed that socialism could not work there -- but every place is a backwater hellhole before they develop. Yes, Tsarism was bad, but plenty of regimes were bad in the 19th century.

I'd never really considered the possibility that all those supposed gains under Stalin didn't actually happen and in fact made things worse. It puts a new spin on the Cold War races for economic, military, and technological superiority.

I'm not sure I fully believe the two-sector growth model the authors use, which is pretty standard as these things go, but even the descriptive evidence is useful.

P.S. Here are some pictures of Soviet life in the 1950s.

*Terry Eagleton is of this sort, in his execrable recent book which manages to both misunderstand Marx and his critics at the same time. One relevant bit is quoted here.
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 29/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    29/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

CHOPPY TRADING DAY SEEN,
BULLS GET SUPPORT FROM YESTERDAY LOW  9473,
TODAY'S  LOW IS  9474,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9491,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9577,


MARKET NEED SOME TIME TO DIGEST GST,
AND ALSO TO GET CLEAR VIEW ABOUT GST,
IT WILL TAKE 2 OR 3 DAYS,


SOME DOWN TREND EXPECTED
BELOW 9555,
9488  AND  9400 MAY BE TESTED,
IN ANOTHER TWO DAYS,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9622,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9622,
9755  AND  9844  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9533,
9400  AND  9311  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER ONE WEEK,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MESHAM  NAVAMSAM,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9622  SL  9577,
BEARS HAVE TO  KEEP CLOSE ABOVE  9577 AS SL,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1249
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  96  AT  95.75
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  44.30
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  75POINTS GAIN ON WEDNESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9311/9400/9488-9577-9667/9755/9844




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  12.51PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         VOLATILE DAY






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    THURSDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9533   TARGET        9577/9622     STOPLOSS          9511
SELL  BELOW    9466   TARGET        9422/9377     STOPLOSS          9488

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23311   TARGET    23400/23488     STOPLOSS         23266
SELL BELOW   23222   TARGET    23133/23044      STOPLOSS         23266






ASTRO VIEW FOR    THURSDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN   POORAM  STAR  SUKRAN    SAARAM,
THIS IS   SIMMAM   SIGN,

GURU SAILING  2ND  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   4TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  SAME  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  7TH  HOME,

RED SEEN UP TO  12.51PM,
THEN  GREEN  EXPECTED,


29/06/2017   BIRTH NO.2   FATE NO.9
-------------------------------------------------
RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
REALITY, PSU, PHARMA, IT, AND TEXTILES,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
METALS, OIL,  AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    29/06/2017
================================
LAST(29/06)  CLOSE@9491    (-20  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9522    LOW@9474
WEEKLY HIGH@9698    LOW@9473


5DMA@9568
20DMA@9617
50DMA@9466
200DMA@8820


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9377-9600

POSITIVE ABOVE    9511
RESISTANCES    9511/9555/9600

NEGATIVE BELOW    9466
SUPPORTS    9466/9422/9377


5-RSI  17  14-RSI  41
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  TRADING  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9667/9755/9844
WEEKLY PIVOT @9577
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9488/9400/9311


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ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    GREEN  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
ON THURSDAY SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
TAKING  THANUSH AND MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  MESHAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM/KADAKAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       RED  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN UP TO THURSDAY
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


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WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
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STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





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TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
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SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

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==============================

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FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



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''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

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SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

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          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 28/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    28/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

GST FEAR FILLED THE MARKETS,
BANK NIFTY LOST 500POINTS,
NIFTY LOST 63POINTS,
9473 IS THE LOW,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9511,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9577,


SOME DOWN TREND EXPECTED
BELOW 9555,
9488  AND  9400 MAY BE TESTED,
IN ANOTHER TWO DAYS,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9622,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9622,
9755  AND  9844  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9533,
9400  AND  9311  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER ONE WEEK,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MESHAM  NAVAMSAM,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9622  SL  9577,
BEARS HAVE TO  KEEP CLOSE ABOVE  9577 AS SL,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1250
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  96.50
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  43.98
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  FLAT NOTE ON TUESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9311/9400/9488-9577-9667/9755/9844




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

WEDNESDAY.         GREEN UP TO  01.01PM, THEN CHOPPY MOVES
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  12.51PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         VOLATILE DAY






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    WEDNESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9533   TARGET        9577/9622     STOPLOSS          9511
SELL  BELOW    9488   TARGET        9444/9400     STOPLOSS          9511

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23266   TARGET    23355/23444     STOPLOSS         23222
SELL BELOW   23177   TARGET    23088/23000      STOPLOSS         23222






ASTRO VIEW FOR    WEDNESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN   MAKAM STAR KETHU    SAARAM,
THIS IS   SIMMAM   SIGN,

GURU SAILING  2ND  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   4TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  SAME  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  7TH  HOME,

GREEN SEEN UP TO  01.01PM,
THEN CHOPPY MOVES EXPECTED,


28/06/2017   BIRTH NO.1   FATE NO.8
-------------------------------------------------
RED AND RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
PSU, PHARMA, IT, AND TEXTILES,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
METALS, OIL,  AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    28/06/2017
================================
LAST(27/06)  CLOSE@9511    (-63  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9615    LOW@9473
WEEKLY HIGH@9698    LOW@9473


5DMA@9600
20DMA@9623
50DMA@9459
200DMA@8817


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9400-9622

POSITIVE ABOVE    9533
RESISTANCES    9533/9577/9622

NEGATIVE BELOW    9488
SUPPORTS    9488/9444/9400


5-RSI  19  14-RSI  43
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  TRADING  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9667/9755/9844
WEEKLY PIVOT @9577
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9488/9400/9311


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
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CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    GREEN  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
ON THURSDAY SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
TAKING  THANUSH AND MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  MESHAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM/KADAKAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       RED  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN UP TO THURSDAY
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

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FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 27/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    27/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

LAST WEEK
9698  IS THE HIGH,
9565  IS THE LOW,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9574,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9622,


SOME DOWN TREND EXPECTED
BELOW 9555,
IF NIFTY HOLD 9555 THEN
BULLS WILL TAKE THE CONTROL,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9667,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9667,
9800  AND  9888  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9577,
9444  AND  9355  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER ONE WEEK,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MESHAM  NAVAMSAM,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9667  SL  9622,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9577  SL  9622,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1258
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  96.98
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  43.12
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  27POINTS LOSS ON FRIDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9355/9444/9533-9622-9711/9800/9888




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

TUESDAY...         GREEN UP TO  01.36PM, THEN VOLATILE
WEDNESDAY.         GREEN UP TO  01.01PM, THEN CHOPPY MOVES
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  12.51PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         VOLATILE DAY






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    TUESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9622   TARGET        9667/9711     STOPLOSS          9600
SELL  BELOW    9577   TARGET        9533/9488     STOPLOSS          9600

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23577   TARGET    23667/23755     STOPLOSS         23533
SELL BELOW   23488   TARGET    23400/23311      STOPLOSS         23533






ASTRO VIEW FOR    TUESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN   AAYILBAM STAR PUTHAN    SAARAM,
THIS IS   KADAKAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  3RD  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   5TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  2ND  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  8TH  HOME,

GREEN SEEN UP TO  01.36PM,
THEN VOLATILE MOVES EXPECTED,


27/06/2017   BIRTH NO.9   FATE NO.7
-------------------------------------------------
RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, FMCG, REALITY, PHARMA, IT, AND TEXTILES,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
METALS, INFRA, POWER, AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    27/06/2017
================================
LAST(23/06)  CLOSE@9574    (-55  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9647    LOW@9565
WEEKLY HIGH@9698    LOW@9565


5DMA@9629
20DMA@9628
50DMA@9452
200DMA@8814


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9466-9688

POSITIVE ABOVE    9600
RESISTANCES    9600/9644/9688

NEGATIVE BELOW    9555
SUPPORTS    9555/9511/9466


5-RSI  31  14-RSI  51
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  TRADING  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9711/9800/9888
WEEKLY PIVOT @9622
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9533/9444/9355


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    GREEN  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
ON THURSDAY SHIFTING IN TO RISHABAM OWN HOME,
TAKING  THANUSH AND MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  MESHAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM/KADAKAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       RED  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN UP TO THURSDAY
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 23/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR   23/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

BULLS ARE NOT ABLE TO
SUSTAIN THE GAINS,
NIFTY  CLOSES FLAT AT 9630,


NIFTY TRADE IN TIGHT RANGE
FROM THE LAST WEEK,
LOW IS 9560,
HIGH IS 9698,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9622,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9667,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9667,
9800  AND  9888  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9577,
9444  AND  9355  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KUMBAM AND MEENAM  NAVAMSAM,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING THULAM AND VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL TO GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9667  SL  9622,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9577  SL  9622,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1253
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.21
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  42.95
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  15POINTS  LOSS ON  THURSDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9355/9444/9533-9622/9711/9800/9888




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

FRIDAY....         RED UP TO  01.14PM, THEN GREEN






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    FRIDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9667   TARGET        9711/9755     STOPLOSS          9644
SELL  BELOW    9600   TARGET        9555/9511     STOPLOSS          9622

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23733   TARGET    23822/23911     STOPLOSS         23688
SELL BELOW   23644   TARGET    23555/23466      STOPLOSS         23688






ASTRO VIEW FOR    FRIDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  ROHINI STAR OWN    SAARAM,
THIS IS   RISHABAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  5TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   7TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  4TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  10TH  HOME,

RED SEEN UP TO  01.14PM,
THEN  GREEN  EXPECTED,


23/06/2017   BIRTH NO.5   FATE NO.3
-------------------------------------------------
GREEN  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
FMCG, REALITY, PHARMA, IT, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    23/06/2017
================================
LAST(22/06)  CLOSE@9630    (-3  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9698    LOW@9617
WEEKLY HIGH@9698    LOW@9560


5DMA@9632
20DMA@9629
50DMA@9444
200DMA@8810


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9511-9733

POSITIVE ABOVE    9644
RESISTANCES    9644/9688/9733

NEGATIVE BELOW    9600
SUPPORTS    9600/9555/9511


5-RSI  51  14-RSI  58
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN BULLISH ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9711/9800/9888
WEEKLY PIVOT @9622
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9533/9444/9355


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  THULAM  AND  VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL TO  GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  KUMBAM  AND  MEENAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       NEUTRAL WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 22/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    22/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

ANOTHER RANGE BOUND TRADING DAY,
9608-9650  IS THE RANGE,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9633,


NIFTY TRADE IN TIGHT RANGE
FROM THE LAST WEEK,
LOW IS 9560,
MONDAY HIGH IS 9676,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9622,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9667,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9667,
9800  AND  9888  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9577,
9444  AND  9355  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KUMBAM AND MEENAM  NAVAMSAM,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING THULAM AND VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL TO GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9667  SL  9622,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9577  SL  9622,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1243
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.41
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  43.62
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  30POINTS  LOSS ON  WEDNESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9355/9444/9533-9622/9711/9800/9888




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.50PM,  THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         RED UP TO  01.14PM, THEN GREEN






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    THURSDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9688   TARGET        9733/9777     STOPLOSS          9667
SELL  BELOW    9644   TARGET        9600/9555     STOPLOSS          9667

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23733   TARGET    23822/23911     STOPLOSS         23688
SELL BELOW   23644   TARGET    23555/23466      STOPLOSS         23688






ASTRO VIEW FOR    THURSDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  KIRUTHIKAI  STAR  SUN    SAARAM,
THIS IS   RISHABAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  5TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   7TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  4TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  10TH  HOME,

RED SEEN UP TO  02.50PM,
THEN  GREEN  EXPECTED,


22/06/2017   BIRTH NO.4   FATE NO.2
-------------------------------------------------
RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
FMCG, REALITY, PHARMA, IT, PSU, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    22/06/2017
================================
LAST(21/06)  CLOSE@9633    (-19  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9650    LOW@9608
WEEKLY HIGH@9676    LOW@9560


5DMA@9622
20DMA@9623
50DMA@9436
200DMA@8806


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9533-9733

POSITIVE ABOVE    9644
RESISTANCES    9644/9688/9733

NEGATIVE BELOW    9622
SUPPORTS    9622/9577/9533


5-RSI  53  14-RSI  59
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9711/9800/9888
WEEKLY PIVOT @9622
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9533/9444/9355


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  THULAM  AND  VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL TO  GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  KUMBAM  AND  MEENAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       NEUTRAL WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 21/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    21/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

NIFTY CLOSES FLAT AT 9653,
CHOPPY MOVES SEEN,
BIG MOVES ARE WAITING,


NIFTY TRADE IN TIGHT RANGE
IN THE LAST WEEK,
LOW IS 9560,
TODAY'S HIGH IS 9676,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9622,



FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9667,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9667,
9800  AND  9888  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9577,
9444  AND  9355  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KUMBAM AND MEENAM  NAVAMSAM,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING THULAM AND VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL TO GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9667  SL  9622,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9577  SL  9622,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1243
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.42
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  43.17
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  FLAT NOTE ON TUESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9355/9444/9533-9622/9711/9800/9888




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

WEDNESDAY.         RED UP TO  10.49AM,  THEN GREEN
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.50PM,  THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         RED UP TO  01.14PM, THEN GREEN






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    WEDNESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9711   TARGET        9755/9800     STOPLOSS          9688
SELL  BELOW    9644   TARGET        9600/9555     STOPLOSS          9667

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23733   TARGET    23822/23911     STOPLOSS         23688
SELL BELOW   23644   TARGET    23555/23466      STOPLOSS         23688






ASTRO VIEW FOR    WEDNESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  BARANI STAR SUKRAN    SAARAM,
THIS IS   MESHAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  6TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   8TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  5TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  11TH  HOME,

RED  SEEN  UP TO  10.49AM,
THEN  GREEN EXPECTED,


21/06/2017   BIRTH NO.3   FATE NO.1
-------------------------------------------------
GREEN  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
REALITY, PHARMA, IT, PSU, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
OIL, METALS,   AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    21/06/2017
================================
LAST(20/06)  CLOSE@9653    (-4  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9676    LOW@9614
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9560


5DMA@9619
20DMA@9609
50DMA@9427
200DMA@8802


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9533-9755

POSITIVE ABOVE    9667
RESISTANCES    9667/9711/9755

NEGATIVE BELOW    9622
SUPPORTS    9622/9577/9533


5-RSI  62  14-RSI  62
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  NEUTRAL  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9711/9800/9888
WEEKLY PIVOT @9622
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9533/9444/9355


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  THULAM  AND  VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL TO  GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  KUMBAM  AND  MEENAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       NEUTRAL WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 20/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    20/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

NIFTY TRADE IN TIGHT RANGE
IN THE LAST WEEK,
LOW IS 9560,
TODAY'S HIGH IS 9672,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9657,
PIVOT STANDS AT  9622,



FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9667,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9667,
9800  AND  9888  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9577,
9444  AND  9355  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KUMBAM AND MEENAM  NAVAMSAM,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING THULAM AND VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL TO GREEN  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9667  SL  9622,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9577  SL  9622,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1249
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.05
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  45.23
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  110POINTS GAIN ON MONDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9355/9444/9533-9622/9711/9800/9888




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

TUESDAY...         GREEN UP TO  12.14PM, THEN RED
WEDNESDAY.         RED UP TO  10.49AM,  THEN GREEN
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.50PM,  THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         RED UP TO  01.14PM, THEN GREEN






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    TUESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9711   TARGET        9755/9800     STOPLOSS          9688
SELL  BELOW    9644   TARGET        9600/9555     STOPLOSS          9667

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23733   TARGET    23822/23911     STOPLOSS         23688
SELL BELOW   23644   TARGET    23555/23466      STOPLOSS         23688






ASTRO VIEW FOR    TUESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  ASHWINI STAR  KETHU    SAARAM,
THIS IS   MESHAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  6TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   8TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  5TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  11TH  HOME,

GREEN  SEEN  UP  TO  12.14PM,
THEN  RED EXPECTED,


20/06/2017   BIRTH NO.2   FATE NO.9
-------------------------------------------------
WIDE RANGE OF  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
PHARMA, IT, PSU, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
OIL, METALS,   AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    20/06/2017
================================
LAST(19/06)  CLOSE@9657    (+69  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9673    LOW@9614
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9560


5DMA@9609
20DMA@9577
50DMA@9404
200DMA@8787


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9533-9777

POSITIVE ABOVE    9688
RESISTANCES    9688/9733/9777

NEGATIVE BELOW    9622
SUPPORTS    9622/9577/9533


5-RSI  64  14-RSI  62
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  BULLISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9711/9800/9888
WEEKLY PIVOT @9622
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9533/9444/9355


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  THULAM  AND  VIRUCHIKAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL TO  GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
TAKING  KUMBAM  AND  MEENAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     GREEN   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN MITHUNAM HOME,
GREEN   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       NEUTRAL WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       NEUTRAL WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 16/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    16/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

9560  IS THE LOW,
BULLS GET SUPPORT AT  9577 LEVEL,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9578,


U.S  MARKETS CONSOLIDATE AT
HIGHER LEVEL,
NIFTY FOLLOW THE SAME,
PIVOT PLACED AT  9644,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9688,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9688,
9822  AND  9911  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9600,
9466  AND  9377  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  RISHABAM HOME,
SHIFTING IN TO MITHUNAM ON THURSDAY,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM,
MARS SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9688  SL  9644,
BEARS HAVE TO  KEEP CLOSE ABOVE  9644 AS SL,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1256
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.34
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  45 AT  44.56
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  95POINTS LOSS ON THURSDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9377/9466/9555-9644-9733/9822/9911




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

FRIDAY....         GREEN UP TO  02.58PM, THEN RED






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    FRIDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9622   TARGET        9667/9711     STOPLOSS          9600
SELL  BELOW    9577   TARGET        9533/9488     STOPLOSS          9600

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23444   TARGET    23533/23622     STOPLOSS         23400
SELL BELOW   23355   TARGET    23266/23177      STOPLOSS         23400






ASTRO VIEW FOR    FRIDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  SATHAYAM STAR  RAAHU  SAARAM,
THIS IS   KUMBAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  8TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   10TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  7TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  SAME  HOME,

GREEN SEEN UP TO  02.58PM,
THEN RED EXPECTED,


16/06/2017   BIRTH NO.7   FATE NO.5
-------------------------------------------------
RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
MID-CAPS, METAL, OIL, REALITY, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    16/06/2017
================================
LAST(15/06)  CLOSE@9578    (-40  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9621    LOW@9560
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9560


5DMA@9617
20DMA@9577
50DMA@9404
200DMA@8787


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9466-9688

POSITIVE ABOVE    9600
RESISTANCES    9600/9644/9688

NEGATIVE BELOW    9555
SUPPORTS    9555/9511/9466


5-RSI  33  14-RSI  55
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN TRADING  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9733/9822/9911
WEEKLY PIVOT @9644
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9555/9466/9377


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
TAKING  MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     NEUTRAL   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  RISHABAM/MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
NEUTRAL   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       BEARISH WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 15/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    15/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

LOW  9580 TESTED,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9618,
SUPPORT AVAIL AT  9577-9599 LEVEL,
BOUNCE EXPECTED FROM ABOVE SUPPORT LEVEL,


LAST WEEK,
9709  IS THE WEEKLY HIGH,
9608  IS THE LOW,
PIVOT PLACED AT  9644,


DOLLAR INDEX FALLING LIKE ANYTHING,
U.S MARKETS SET FOR NEW LIFE TIME HIGH,
SOME CONSOLIDATION GOING ON,
NIFTY FOLLOW GLOBAL TRENDS,
NO BIG DOMESTIC FACTOR SEEN,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9688,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9688,
9822  AND  9911  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9600,
9466  AND  9377  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  RISHABAM HOME,
SHIFTING IN TO MITHUNAM ON THURSDAY,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM,
MARS SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9688  SL  9644,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9600  SL  9644,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1278
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  96.43
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  50 AT  45.76
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  FLAT NOTE ON WEDNESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9377/9466/9555-9644-9733/9822/9911




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.37PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         GREEN UP TO  02.58PM, THEN RED






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    THURSDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9667   TARGET        9711/9755     STOPLOSS          9644
SELL  BELOW    9622   TARGET        9577/9533     STOPLOSS          9644

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23533   TARGET    23622/23711     STOPLOSS         23488
SELL BELOW   23444   TARGET    23355/23266      STOPLOSS         23488






ASTRO VIEW FOR    THURSDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  AVITTAM STAR MARS SAARAM,
THIS IS   MAKARAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  9TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   11TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  8TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  2ND  HOME,

RED SEEN UP TO  02.37PM,
THEN   GREEN  EXPECTED,


15/06/2017   BIRTH NO.6   FATE NO.4
-------------------------------------------------
BIG  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
METAL, OIL, REALITY, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    15/06/2017
================================
LAST(14/06)  CLOSE@9618    (+11  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9627    LOW@9580
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9580


5DMA@9631
20DMA@9570
50DMA@9397
200DMA@8782


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9511-9733

POSITIVE ABOVE    9644
RESISTANCES    9644/9688/9733

NEGATIVE BELOW    9600
SUPPORTS    9600/9555/9511


5-RSI  47  14-RSI  60
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9733/9822/9911
WEEKLY PIVOT @9644
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9555/9466/9377


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
TAKING  MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     NEUTRAL   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  RISHABAM/MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
NEUTRAL   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       BEARISH WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 14/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    14/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

BEARS HIT NIFTY AT THE LAST HOUR,
BULLS LOST ALL THE EARLY GAINS,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9606,


SUPPORT AVAIL AT  9577-9599 LEVEL,
BOUNCE EXPECTED FROM ABOVE SUPPORT LEVEL,


LAST WEEK,
9709  IS THE WEEKLY HIGH,
9608  IS THE LOW,
PIVOT PLACED AT  9644,


U.S MARKETS SET FOR NEW LIFE TIME HIGH,
SOME CONSOLIDATION GOING ON,
NIFTY FOLLOW GLOBAL TRENDS,
NO BIG DOMESTIC FACTOR SEEN,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9688,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9688,
9822  AND  9911  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9600,
9466  AND  9377  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  RISHABAM HOME,
SHIFTING IN TO MITHUNAM ON THURSDAY,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM,
MARS SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9688  SL  9644,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9600  SL  9644,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1264
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.00
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  50 AT  45.76
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  57POINTS GAIN ON  TUESDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9377/9466/9555-9644-9733/9822/9911




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

WEDNESDAY.         GREEN UP TO  01.45PM, THEN RED
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.37PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         GREEN UP TO  02.58PM, THEN RED






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    WEDNESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9644   TARGET        9688/9733     STOPLOSS          9622
SELL  BELOW    9600   TARGET        9555/9511     STOPLOSS          9622

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23488   TARGET    23577/23667     STOPLOSS         23444
SELL BELOW   23400   TARGET    23311/23222      STOPLOSS         23444






ASTRO VIEW FOR    WEDNESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  THIRUVONAM STAR OWN SAARAM,
THIS IS   MAKARAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  9TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   11TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  8TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  2ND  HOME,

GREEN SEEN UP TO  01.45PM,
THEN RED EXPECTED,


14/06/2017   BIRTH NO.5   FATE NO.3
-------------------------------------------------
GREEN  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
FMCG, METAL, OIL, REALITY, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    14/06/2017
================================
LAST(13/06)  CLOSE@9606    (-9  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9654    LOW@9595
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9595


5DMA@9640
20DMA@9565
50DMA@9388
200DMA@8777


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9488-9711

POSITIVE ABOVE    9622
RESISTANCES    9622/9667/9711

NEGATIVE BELOW    9577
SUPPORTS    9577/9533/9488


5-RSI  42  14-RSI  59
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9733/9822/9911
WEEKLY PIVOT @9644
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9555/9466/9377


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
TAKING  MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     NEUTRAL   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  RISHABAM/MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
NEUTRAL   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       BEARISH WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 13/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    13/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

NIFTY TEST THE LOW OF  9598,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9616,
SUPPORT AVAIL AT  9577-9599 LEVEL,
BOUNCE EXPECTED FROM ABOVE SUPPORT LEVEL,


LAST WEEK,
9709  IS THE WEEKLY HIGH,
9608  IS THE LOW,
PIVOT PLACED AT  9644,


U.S MARKETS SET FOR NEW LIFE TIME HIGH,
SOME CONSOLIDATION GOING ON,
NIFTY FOLLOW GLOBAL TRENDS,
NO BIG DOMESTIC FACTOR SEEN,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9688,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9688,
9822  AND  9911  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9600,
9466  AND  9377  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  RISHABAM HOME,
SHIFTING IN TO MITHUNAM ON THURSDAY,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM,
MARS SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE ABOVE  9688  SL  9644,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9600  SL  9644,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1268
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.22
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  50 AT  46.56
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH  40POINTS LOSS ON MONDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9377/9466/9555-9644-9733/9822/9911




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

TUESDAY...         GREEN UP TO  10.24PM, THEN RED
WEDNESDAY.         GREEN UP TO  01.45PM, THEN RED
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.37PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         GREEN UP TO  02.58PM, THEN RED






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    TUESDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9644   TARGET        9688/9733     STOPLOSS          9622
SELL  BELOW    9600   TARGET        9555/9511     STOPLOSS          9622

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23511   TARGET    23600/23688     STOPLOSS         23466
SELL BELOW   23422   TARGET    23333/23244      STOPLOSS         23466






ASTRO VIEW FOR    TUESDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  UTHRADAM STAR SUN SAARAM,
THIS IS   THANUSH/MAKARAM  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  10TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   12TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  9TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  3RD  HOME,

GREEN SEEN UP TO  10.24AM,
THEN RED EXPECTED,


13/06/2017   BIRTH NO.4   FATE NO.2
-------------------------------------------------
RANGE  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
METAL, OIL, REALITY, INFRA, AND POWER,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, AND LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    13/06/2017
================================
LAST(12/06)  CLOSE@9616    (-51  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9647    LOW@9598
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9598


5DMA@9646
20DMA@9560
50DMA@9380
200DMA@8772


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9511-9733

POSITIVE ABOVE    9644
RESISTANCES    9644/9688/9733

NEGATIVE BELOW    9600
SUPPORTS    9600/9555/9511


5-RSI  45  14-RSI  60
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  BEARISH  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9733/9822/9911
WEEKLY PIVOT @9644
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9555/9466/9377


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
TAKING  MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     NEUTRAL   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  RISHABAM/MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
NEUTRAL   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       BEARISH WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
PANJCHANGAM FOR ASTRO ANALYSIS.
FOR MORE DETAILS SMS YOUR NAME TO 08144150157.
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG niftysign.blogspot.com



OUR SERVICES
=============

INTRA-DAY AND BTST/STBT TRADINGS ARE USED TO
MAKE MONEY BY MOST OF THE TRADERS.
BUT WEALTH CREATION IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT
FROM MONEY MAKING.
FOR WEALTH CREATION POSITIONAL AND CORE

TRADINGS ARE THE RIGHT WAYS.
THE CORE TRADING ( HOLDING POSITION MORE THAN
15DAYS ) IS NOT LIKED BY MANY SMART TRADERS.

SO, THE POSITIONAL TRADING ( HOLDING POSITIONS
MORE THEN 48HOURS TO 14DAYS) IS THE ONLY WAY
FOR SMART TRADING AND ALSO FOR WEALTH CREATION.

NIFTY FUTURE AND BANK NIFTY FUTURE ARE LIKED
BY MOST OF THE SMART TRADERS. BOTH SCRIPTS
ARE TRADED IN HIGH VOLUMES AND ALWAYS GIVING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMART TRADERS.



WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS
==============================

WE ARE NOW RUNNING WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM
FOR BULK TRADERS WHO CAN HOLD MINIMUM 2-LOTS
IN NIFTY OR 4-LOTS IN BANK NIFTY.
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAM IN NIFTY OPTIONS,
IS SUITABLE FOR SMALL INVESTORS AND TRADERS.



PROGRAMS
============

ONLY SEVEN TO NINE CALLS PER MONTH.
MINIMUM TARGETS FOR MONTH WILL BE,

1000-POINTS IN NIFTY,
540-POINTS IN NIFTY OPTIONS
540-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY OPTIONS, AND
2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY FUTURES,

MARKET HOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN.
PLANNED TO SERVE ONLY FOR LIMITED CUSTOMERS.


CHARGES
==========

WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY FUTURES
======================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 500-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY FUTURES
=========================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 2000-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 1000-POINTS.



WEALTH CREATION BY NIFTY OPTIONS
========================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
=====================================
RS.4000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 540-POINTS.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.2000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS.


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY + BANK NIFTY OPTIONS
====================================================
RS.6000 PER MONTH OR UP TO
540 POINTS IN NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY OPTIONS EACH,
EASY START BY PAYING RS.3000 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 270 POINTS EACH IN NIFTY AND
BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


WEALTH CREATION BY BOTH NIFTY AND BANK NIFTY
===================================================
RS.9000 PER MONTH OR UP TO 1000-POINTS,
IN NIFTY AND 2000-POINTS IN BANK NIFTY.
EASY START BY PAYING RS.4500 AND PAY
BALANCE AFTER MAKING 50% TARGETS.



REGISTRATIONS BY SENDING SMS
================================

SEND FOLLOWING SMS TO OUR NUMBER 08144150157.
"WEALTH NIFTY" FOR NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BANK" FOR BANK NIFTY FUTURE.
"WEALTH BOTH" FOR BOTH.
"WEALTH OPTIONS" FOR NIFTY OPTIONS.
''BOTH OPTIONS'' FOR NIFTY+BANK NIFTY OPTIONS,


KINDLY NOTE
=================

BANK DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA SMS.
SERVICES WILL START AFTER INITIAL PAYMENT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN FOR OUR
WEALTH CREATION PROGRAMS.
THANKING YOU. TEAM NIFTYSIGN
          NIFTY OUTLOOK FOR 12/06/2017   
NIFTY OUTLOOK  FOR    12/06/2017
--------------------------------------------------

9709  IS THE WEEKLY HIGH,
9608  IS THE LOW,
NIFTY CLOSES AT  9668,
PIVOT PLACED AT  9644,


U.S MARKETS SET FOR NEW LIFE TIME HIGH,
NIFTY FOLLOW GLOBAL TRENDS,
NO BIG DOMESTIC FACTOR SEEN,


FOR THIS WEEK,
ABOVE  9688,
BULLS MAY DRIVE TOWARDS  10,000,
10036 IS THE TARGET FOR CURRENT RALLY,


NIFTY STARTED THE CURRENT RALLY
FROM  7893 ON 26/12/2016,
HIGH IS  9709,
NIFTY MAY, CONTINUE THIS RALLY
ABOVE 9600  OR  TAKE RETRACEMENT
TOWARDS  8635,


FOR THIS WEEK,

ON THE UP SIDE,
BULLS ARE RULING ABOVE  9688,
9822  AND  9911  ARE THE TARGETS FOR BULLS,

ON THE DOWNSIDE,
BEARS MAY GET ACTIVE BELOW    9600,
9466  AND  9377  ARE THE TARGET FOR BEARS,




AS PER ASTRO FOR NIFTY,
----------------------------------------------
MILD GREEN SEEN FOR NIFTY
FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS,





ASTRO SIGNALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------------------------------------

SUN SAILING IN  RISHABAM HOME,
SHIFTING IN TO MITHUNAM ON THURSDAY,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR PSU SECTORS,


MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM,
MARS SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,
FOR, POWER, INFRA, AND ADAG GROUP STOCKS,


GURU SAILING IN  KANYA HOME WITH NORMAL MODE,
TAKING  KADAKAM NAVAMSAM,
GREEN MOVES SEEN FOR BANKING SECTORS,


SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM HOME,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
FOR STEEL, OIL, AND METAL SECTORS,
VOLATILE  MOVES SEEN,


SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
THIS WEEK TAKING KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM,
FOR REALITY SECTORS,
NEUTRAL  MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK AHEAD,

.
RAAHU AND KETHU SAILING IN SIMMAM
AND KUMBAM HOMES,
ALSO TAKING  MESHAM  AND THULAM
HOMES AS NAVAMSAMS,
FROM THIS WEEK TAKING
GOOD BOUNCE EXPECTED IN FOREX/GOLD/SILVER MARKETS,




TECHNICAL FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
--------------------------------
BULLS HAVE TO  KEEP CLOSE BELOW  9644 AS SL,
BEARS HAVE TO  WAIT FOR CLOSE BELOW  9600  SL  9644,




GLOBAL TRENDS
================
GOLD TRADING AROUND 1250 AT  1269
US DOLLAR INDEX TRADING NEAR  97  AT  97.24
NYMEX CRUDE TRADING AROUND  50 AT  45.91
DOW FUTURE  TRADING WITH 69POINTS GAIN ON FRIDAY
NEUTRAL  GLOBAL TREND SEEN,



NIFTY WEEKLY RANGE
===================
9377/9466/9555-9644-9733/9822/9911




AS PER ASTRO THIS WEEK
=========================

MONDAY....         RED UP TO  10.35AM, THEN GREEN
TUESDAY...         GREEN UP TO  10.24PM, THEN RED
WEDNESDAY.         GREEN UP TO  01.45PM, THEN RED
THURSDAY..         RED UP TO  02.37PM, THEN GREEN
FRIDAY....         GREEN UP TO  02.58PM, THEN RED






NIFTY FUTURE MOMENTUM PLAY  FOR    MONDAY
===========================================
BUY   ABOVE    9711   TARGET        9755/9800     STOPLOSS          9688
SELL  BELOW    9644   TARGET        9600/9555     STOPLOSS          9665

MOMENTUM PLAY FOR BANKNIFTY
============================
BUY  ABOVE    23688   TARGET    23777/23866     STOPLOSS         23644
SELL BELOW   23577   TARGET    23488/23400      STOPLOSS         23622






ASTRO VIEW FOR    MONDAY
=============================

MOON SAILING IN  POORADAM STAR SUKRAN  SAARAM,
THIS IS   THANUSH  SIGN,

GURU SAILING  10TH  HOME,
SATURN SAILING IN   12TH  HOME,
RAAHU SAILING IN  9TH  HOME,
KETHU SAILING IN  3RD  HOME,

RED SEEN UP TO  10.35AM,
THEN  GREEN EXPECTED,


12/06/2017   BIRTH NO.3   FATE NO.1
-------------------------------------------------
GREEN  MOVES  ON CARD,


OUT PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
BANKING, REALITY, INFRA, POWER, AND PHARMA,


UNDER PERFORMERS
----------------------------------
LARGE-CAPS,






TECHNICAL VIEW FOR    12/06/2017
================================
LAST(09/06)  CLOSE@9668    (+21  POINTS)

LAST   HIGH@9676    LOW@9608
WEEKLY HIGH@9709    LOW@9608


5DMA@9658
20DMA@9552
50DMA@9370
200DMA@8768


EXPECTED RANGE IN SPOT
9555-9777

POSITIVE ABOVE    9688
RESISTANCES    9688/9733/9777

NEGATIVE BELOW    9644
SUPPORTS    9644/9600/9555


5-RSI  67  14-RSI  67
INDICATES NIFTY PLACED IN  BULLISH  ZONE
WITH  NEUTRAL  MOMENTUM


WEEKLY KEY RESISTANCE@9733/9822/9911
WEEKLY PIVOT @9644
WEEKLY KEY SUPPORT@9555/9466/9377


FOR REGULAR UPDATES AND OUR SERVICES,
KINDLY VISIT OUR BLOG    niftysign.blogspot.com
FOLLOW US AT    facebook.com/niftysign
CALL OR SMS TO    8144150157








ASTRO-BASED WEEKLY NOTES FOR TRADERS
====================================

1.REALITY..    NEUTRAL  WEEK
--------------------------------------------------------
SUKRAN SAILING IN MESHAM HOME,
TAKING  KADAKAM AND SIMMAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
NOW SAILING WITH  NORMAL MODE,
NEUTRAL MOVES SEEN FOR THIS WEEK,



2. POWER, INFRA AND FERTILIZER
---------------------------------
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
TAKING  MAKARAM  NAVAMSAM HOMES,
FOR THIS WEEK, GREEN SEEN,



3. TELECOM....     NEUTRAL   WEEK
------------------------------------------------------
PUTHAN SAILING IN  RISHABAM/MITHUNAM HOME,
WITH NORMAL MODE,
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
MARS SAILING IN RISHABAM HOME,
NEUTRAL   TREND SEEN THIS WEEK,



4. OIL, METAL AND STEEL
--------------------------------
SATURN SAILING IN VIRUCHIKAM HOME,
TAKING KUMBAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
SATURN SAILING WITH VAKRAM MODE,
VOLATILE MOVES SEEN FOR ABOVE SECTORS,



5. BANKING AND FINANCE.
-------------------------------
GURU SAILING IN KANYA HOME,
ALSO TAKING KADAKAM HOME AS NAVAMSAM,
GURU SAILING WITH NORMAL MODE,
GREEN SEEN IN THIS WEEK,



7. OTHERS
-----------
PSU.......       NEUTRAL  WEEK
AUTO.......        GREEN WEEK
IT/PHARMA..       BEARISH WEEK
RIL........        GREEN WEEK
ADAG........       GREEN WEEK





 WE ARE STARTING NEW PLAN
============================

RS.25000 TO RS.4LAKHS IN 120DAYS BY NIFTY OPTION TRADING
======================================================


WE INVITE  CUSTOMERS
WHO CAN KEEP RS.25000 AS TRADING CAPITAL
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE HIGH RISK OF OPTION TRADING
WHO CAN TRADE WITH US FOR 4-MONTHS,
PLEASE SMS '' 4LAKH'' TO US AT 81441 50157
WE WILL EXPLAIN THE DETAILS TO YOU,
THANK YOU,





STAGE NO.01
============
RS.25000 TO RS.100,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
25000 TO 50000
50000 TO 10,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM RISK FROM THE CAPITAL  50%


STAGE NO.02
===========
RS.100,000 TO RS.400,000
TWO TIME MULTIPLICATION
100,000 TO 200,000
200,000 TO 400,000
ESTIMATE TIME 2MONTHS
ESTIMATE NO. OF CALLS  10 TO 14
MAXIMUM  RISK FROM THE CAPITAL 50%



CHARGES
=========
5% OF THE PROFIT(3,75,000) MADE  RS.18,750
RS.3750 AS ADVANCE,
RS.15000 AFTER REACHING RS.200,000





ABOUT NIFTYSIGN AND OUR SERVICES.
==================================

WE ARE DEDICATED TEAM FOLLOWING MARKETS
WITH ASTRO AND TECHNICAL VIEW. OUR MAIN
FOCUS ARE NIFTY FUTURE, NIFTY OPTIONS AND
BANK NIFTY FUTURES.

WE FOLLOW ASTRO GUIDANCE GIVEN BY ANCIENT
TAMIL SITHTHAR SUVADIS. WE FOLLOW VAAKKIYAM
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          Priyanka Chopra in Brunello Cucinelli at 'The Defiant Ones' New York Premiere   

Yesterday evening(June 27th) Priyanka Chopra was on hand for the premiere of 'The Defiant Ones' at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

Wearing all black, she hit the red carpet in a BRUNELLO CUCINELLI FALL 2017 ensemble which featured a blazer that showed just a hint of cleavage and on trend wide-leg fringe trousers. 

Love the hair & make-up which her enhances her look but those pants are the main issue. They look very unflattering on her. Also I would have loved to see the blazer belted as it is in the look book. Did Priyanka sell you on this look? 

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          GAS DNA   

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The mythic blue canvas – blue jeans, from the French bleu de Gênes – once used to make the trousers worn by Genoese sailors, over the years became a cult, with an important symbolic value and a high fashion content.

From being used as workwear, to becoming the disruptive symbol of independence and rebellion for 70s youth; from establishing as a must wear in the 80s and 90s, until evolving as part of tailored, handmade garments: jeans are an important part of the history of costume and GAS has written several pages.

Since the brand’s debut, denim is GAS’ DNA. It is its history and its future. An inseparable relationship has marked its international growth and recognizability and continues to be its cornerstone, the element that the collections revolve around.

Styling and cuts that enhance the body, an almost maniacal attention to the smallest detail, refined washes that give an authentic look, a roving eye for trends are the features that make customers all over the world choose GAS denim season after season.

 

GASDNA

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          AN INTERWIEW WITH CLAUDIO GROTTO, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF GAS    

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Jeanswear is a way of being even more than a choice of look

 

The first GAS collection was born more than 30 years ago, in 1984. What was the starting point of this new brand? Why a denim brand?

 

I grew up admiring the disruptive style of American movie stars like Marlon Brando, James Dean... In my twenties the swinging London of the Beatles and the Stones was a sort of promise land. Those were the years of the youth counter-culture and from London we started to hear the echo of a new lifestyle and a free and casual look that reflected it. In those days the Italian market lacked a range of clothing that could “dress” the changing world. This is why I started from my family’s haberdashery’s shop to sell the symbol of that epochal change: jeans. Soon after that I felt the need of producing something original and unique that reflected my taste and my vision.I started from the basement of my house but very soon my little workshop started to gradually evolve into a proper company. In 1984 my dream became true with the launch of the first collection with my brand that still today has its DNA in denim, the cornerstone that the collections revolve around.

 

What do you remember about the first GAS collection?

 

GAS was started as a menswear brand that, then and now, revolves around denim. The women’s line was born right after in a very natural and spontaneous way. In 1984 Italy was just coming out of the controversial 70s and the economy was booming. Young people were breathing wealth and hope. The “paninari” movement was exploding and, beyond the consumerism and the disengagement that don’t belong to our brand’s attitude, the style was strongly influenced by that phenomenon. Colourful down jackets and sweatshirts, big prints, denim jackets with faux fur collars and straight, over-cuffed jeans were essential, almost a uniform.

 

How was the double rainbow logo born?

 

One day I was in Cape Town, South Africa, and after a storm, right where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean meet, two rainbows crossing over each other appeared through the sunlight. This natural phenomenon with its immense energy was the inspiration to associate to our brand the symbol that still today reflects the basic values of the brand and its collections: essentiality, sensuality, positivity, freshness and authenticity.

 

GAS at the beginning was an artisan brand. Now the brand is global. What is your vision and what is remaining of its original spirit?

 

The brand is maintaining an artisan flavour thanks to the accuracy in the making of our products. This goes hand-in-hand with our global vision. Our craftsmanship sits on the values of our product values. The know-how, the accuracy in every detail, the quality of the materials and the manufacturing, the balance of quality and style, function and style go together with our natural vocation for innovation. This urge finds its expression thanks to our artisanal room. A place where all new production processes are tried out “in vitro”. Concerning our international vision, despite the fact that it was born in a small town in the North-East of Italy, the project for GAS has always been that of making it a global brand. Since the first years of my adventure as an entrepreneur, I got some important contacts in Germany where I had worked when I was very young. Every week I took the car to hand over the jeans just packed in the laboratory under the house and gather new orders. Since then I never living out of a carry-on bag, chasing every inspiration and opportunity that moved. This experience took me gradually to the establishment of commercial subsidiaries and to the signature of distribution agreements at a global level.

 

How does your vision of fashion has changed over these three decades?

 

Style and trends have changed over these years and our collections evolved with them. Nevertheless, my vision is still the same of the early history: offer quality products that meet the needs of intelligent, aware, international and cosmopolitan consumers. Clothes that have a contemporary flavor but go beyond current fashions to express the wearer’s individuality on every occasion.

 

One last question, you are the founder and the chairman of a big company. How do you manage to reconcile work and private life?

 

I could say I work all the time or that I have never worked in my whole life. Mine is not a profession, it’s a passion. Also, there isn’t any effort that the satisfaction of having created an international company where my daughters have set their career cannot compensate. Then, when the pressure becomes too strong and the risk is that of lose the contact with my roots, I wear my trekking shoes and my backpack and at the first light of the day, I climb the mountains that surround my house.

 


          Food News: Mellow Mushroom shuts it down and Zuzu’s time is running out   

After just five months in business on Henderson Avenue, Atlanta based Mellow Mushroom is closing, reports Culture Map. The trendy restaurant strip has a glut...

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          Liberals Show Contempt for Free Speech in Silencing Ann Coulter   
By now many if not most people have heard that "conservative" columnist Ann Coulter's planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley has been cancelled.  Liberals on and off the campus acted to shut down the speech.  Fox News now reports on the latest development, support from a prominent actor:
Rob Schneider attacked UC Berkeley for cancelling conservative commentator Ann Coulter's speech, saying the university should "add burning
Ann Coulter
books to the curriculum." 
"UC Berkeley, after you done eliminating speech you don't like & words you don’t like what’s next?" the comedian wrote on Twitter adding, "Maybe add burning books to the curriculum." 
The outspoken star also tweeted, "Freedom of thought, speech, conscience & informed consent to medical risk taking. There's no greater calling for Americans in the 21st Century." 
... 
Earlier this month, a bloody brawl broke out in downtown Berkeley at a pro-Trump protest that featured speeches by members of the white nationalist right. They clashed with a group of Trump critics who called themselves anti-fascists. 
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In February, violent protesters forced the cancellation of a speech by right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos, who like Coulter was invited by campus Republicans.
I am no fan of Coulter.  I find her to be utterly repulsive, an ideological faud who has hijacked the "conservative" label to promote ideas that are full of hate and not at all conservative.   It is people like her, and President Trump, who are destroying the once great conservative movement that convinced me to become a Republican.

Nonetheless, college campuses should be venues where the open exchange of ideas is welcomed, even when those ideas are an anathema to many who study and work at the school.  One of the most unfortunate trends in recent years is the increasing lack of tolerance for free speech by people on the left, particular at our colleges and universities.  If you want to read a great book on the subject, written by a liberal Democrat no less, pick up The Silencing by Kirsten Powers.

          Dorothy Perkins trendi ÉTCSOKOLÁDÉbarna pántos felső 40 - Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft   

Trendi bordázott felső, étcsokoládé színben.
Pontos postaköltséget csak csomagolás után tudok mondani.
Súlya csomagolás nélkül 130 gramm
Nézd meg a többi aukciómat is, rengeteg új terméket töltök fel!
Minden kérdésre szívesen válaszolok!

Dorothy Perkins trendi ÉTCSOKOLÁDÉbarna pántos felső 40
Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-19 20:49
          1.04.17: When Fake Guns Kill, Teaching Tolerance, & The Bookshelf   
A team of reporters tracking police shootings discovered an alarming trend - people brandishing phony weapons getting shot in confrontations with cops. Today, we'll learn about real fatalities with fake guns and why the pro-gun lobby is protecting the right to bear imitation arms. Also today, a New Hampshire high school confronts stereotypes and the national spike in hate crimes by asking refugee students to talk about their lives and cultures.
          NYÁRI ING, PÓLÓ VÁSÁR! Minőségi és trendi MARKS&SPENCER női rövid ujjú póló XL (uk18) - Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft   
Ajánlatom Minőségi és trendi MARKS&SPENCER női rövid ujjú póló, kellemes ébenfekete színben, XL méretben
Anyagösszetételt fotózom, így azt a képek között találod.
Váll: 42 cm (vállvarrástól)
Mell: 50 cm (két hónalj közti távolság)
Hossz: 59 cm (nyaktól mérve)
Ujjhossz: 13 cm (vállvarrástól mérve)
Füst- és állatszőr mentes lakásból!
Várom az ajánlatokat, keress bizalommal!
Minden felmerülő kérdésre szívesen és gyorsan válaszolok!
Debrecenben, személyesen átvehető előre egyeztetett időpontban, vagy igény esetén postázom is, előre utalással vagy akár utánvétellel is!
Vásárolj több terméket és spórolj a postaköltségen! Ha időd engedi, nézd meg a többi termékemet is, nem fogsz csalódni! Folyamatosan töltöm fel családom és ismerőseim megunt és kihasználatlan dolgait.
Postázási módok:
       
      MPL postai csomag (házhoz szállítva, postán maradó, csomagautomata)
      FOXPOST automata (nincs utánvételi lehetőség)
NYÁRI  ING, PÓLÓ VÁSÁR! Minőségi és trendi MARKS&SPENCER női rövid ujjú póló XL (uk18)
Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-19 18:05
          női szövetnadrág EDC BY ESPRIT 40-es méret - Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft   
márkás divatos szövetnadrágra licitálhatsz most, elején zipzárral és gombbal záródik, barna színű s. kék csíkokkal, anyagábal mikro halszálkás mintázattal, cimke szerint 40-es méret, csodaszép és nagyon csinos fölvéve! lásd fotók
csípőbőséget nyugalmi állapotban adtam meg és nyúlik egészen 115 cm-ig (elasztán is van a szövet anyagban)
4 zsebes, elöl 2, hátul 2
sok-sok dupla bújtatóval
mindenhol márkajelzett, kívűl-beül
nagyon trendi türkiz dekorral
MPL csomagautomatába (előre utalással) vagy webox 600 ft (utánvéttel is)!
Nézz szét nálam, vásárolj kedvedre, ha több termékre licitáltál , összevárjuk (ha több mint 1 hét eltérés van a lejáratok között, akkor részutalásokkal lehet várakozni). Ne hagyd ki, vedd meg most és az utalás beérkezése után azonnal postázom neked a terméket! Megéri nálam bevásárolni! FIZETÉS: KP, UTALÁS, hideg-mele ÉTKEZÉSI vagy ERZSÉBET UTALVÁNY... stb.
1 forintért elkelt terméket nem postázok, személyes átvétel csak a lakásomon lehetséges (kivéve ha vettél mást is, ami nem 1 forintért kelt el).

női szövetnadrág EDC BY ESPRIT 40-es méret
Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-19 14:37
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          It's the weekend and I'm going junking.   
by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

And so it's the weekend again (I don't know about you, but my weekends start on Friday morning). Mr. L and I have four garage sales we're going to check out today, but I thought I'd tell you about some of the stuff I've picked up since my last post about junking about a month ago.



This little sugar and creamer came from Goodwill and goes pretty well with a cup I'd found the week before.


When I first saw this cup, I wasn't sure it went with the saucer, it was so brown. It wasn't tea-stained, which is easy enough to clean with a little baking soda (or salt) and some elbow grease. The cup, inside and out was stained so badly that it was tan in color. I soaked it in straight bleach for two days to get it back to pristine. It will go into my catch-and-release program. I've been giving away teacups for a couple of years now. I like them to go to loving homes, and they've made a lot of my readers happy.  : )

And here we have a pile of mostly BAD movies. Okay, not terrible, but not watchable more than once. Return To Me ... oy. Not badly acted, but just a dumb story. (Man's wife dies, new girlfriend got her heart and she's too chicken to tell him.) I Am Sam ... eh, okay. Superior acting (top-notch cast), but uncomfortable subject matter. A Wrinkle in Time? Must have gone straight to video.  The marvelous Alfre Woodard was totally wasted in this flick.  I know I'll like Shrek the Third, so I'm saving that one. The Great Homes of Canandaigua (from our local PBS station) was boring. But the documentary they did on the history of Canandaigua was enjoyable to watch. Mr. L thought the Twilight Zone too dated to watch, but I might go through a few more episodes. Still haven't gone through the rest, but most are heading straight to the catch and release program (this time: a yard sale).


 I rescued these vintage pins that I will try to find a new home for. Aren't they pretty?  Women used to wear pins like these every day ... but I was told by a very good friend that "only old ladies wear pins." That's not true. My friend Lisa (younger than me) was a trend setter in high school and she wore pins like this all the time. This picture was taken before the pins were cleaned and they (especially the blue one) sparkle like crazy now.

And this is the best.  But don't let me just show you a picture, let me tell you in my own words about this beautiful teacup. (Uh, it's only my 4th video. I'm sure I'll get better at it.)




So, what do you think of my junking finds?
          A Forward Thinking Collection Regarding Nike Shoes   
Nike shoes or boots are notable for their particular stylish models and also excellent ease and comfort. Folks throughout the planet really like different goods from your business which can be designed for different certain functions. Below are a few quick information regarding one of the most well-known designs coming from Nike. Connected Posts You'll never repent getting Nike shoes or boots Nike Shoes or boots : Your option, Your thing Nike collection shoes or boots : One of the most Vintage and also Well-known Eternally Nike Shox Shoes or boots Benefits Nike Merchandise Of your Special Layout Regarding Story Nike Oxygen MaxThe authentic Oxygen debuted inside Cheap Nike Shox for Women the yr 1995 and also has been an instantaneous struck, specifically between joggers. Mid-air Utmost provides greater airbags to produce the particular shoes or boots light and offer a lot more shock absorption in order that joggers have got influence defense since their particular hip and legs struck the bottom. The particular outsole which usually is constructed of plastic features a waffle routine that delivers far better grip and also toughness. The particular uppers are constructed of any fine mesh substance to offer far better breathability. A forward thinking lacing method gives protected lockdown plus a a lot more custom-made suit. The particular unique physical appearance with the airbags tends to make this kind of product, just about the most iconic iconic emblems Nike.

Nike ShoxThe Shox features a fresh characteristic by means of tiny useless plastic copy inside the midsole with the boot nearby the high heel. Typically, several spherical copy are usually gathered with each other by means of any rectangular. In line with the business, the particular square and also triangular adjustments regarding Shox offer a lot more stableness. A number of the designs just like the TL collection integrate Shox through the entire midsoles with the boot. The particular Shox copy are typically about twenty-five mm high. Besides ingesting influence and also offering shock absorption for the jogger, the particular Shox provide any early spring again actions which is thought to push the particular jogger forwards. The particular Shox NZ and also Shox Turbo can be found in different diverse shade mixtures and so are among the better marketing Nike Shox for Women shoes or boots from the business. Nike DunkThe Dunk has been at first released inside the yr 1985. That emerged in various shades inside low-top and also hi-top variants. It absolutely was largely used simply by baseball clubs inside educational institutions and also universities around the world. Nike employed the particular Dunk to be able to spearhead the faculty Shades system, in which they will matched up the particular boot shade compared to that with the clubs outfits. With all the outside only creating a reduced report, the particular Dunk keeps near the soil which is significantly light as compared to some other designs. It has produced the particular Dunk well-accepted between skateboarders at the same time. The particular cell with the boot in addition has recently been adjusted to boost the particular efficiency in the baseball video game in the course of preventing or perhaps pivoting. The particular Dunk has been at some point reintroduced inside 1998. From the time, it's got grow to be a great star inside fine art, tradition and also trend. The particular wide variety regarding designs coming from Nike is constantly on the offer buyers with an increase of secure and also far better executing shoes or boots which can be manufactured regarding flawlessness.
          Hays: Czas na zmiany. Globalne trendy zagrażają efektywności i retencji pracowników   
Ponad trzy czwarte menedżerów (84 proc.) uważa, że firmy muszą angażować pracowników w inny sposób, jeżeli zamierzają w przyszłości odnosić sukcesy. Jednak mniej niż jedna trzecia liderów (30 proc.) twierdzi, że ich organizacja robi wystarczająco dużo w celu właściwego dostosowania się do oczekiwanych zmian.
          Runway, your way: How to wear an A-line mini this winter   
Wonder how to work catwalk cool into your own closet? Here’s how to translate the trends for real life. Whether you find the maxi too long, the midi too frumpy or the pencil look too tight, most women will agree that the A-line shape is just right. And, thankfully, the flattering style was all over the [...]
          Runway, your way: How to wear fall's sparkles without looking like a Christmas tree   
Wonder how to work catwalk cool into your own closet? Here’s how to translate the trends for real life. If ever there was a time to shine, the holiday season is it. With all that tinsel, glittery snow and twinkle lighting, a little fashion sparkle fits right in. And designers seem to agree. Marc Jacobs, Dries [...]
          Runway, your way: How to wear the winter pastel trend   
Wonder how to work catwalk cool into your own closet? Here’s how to translate the trends for real life. Traditionally, you pack away your pinks, lavenders, mints and pale blues well before the first frost of fall, making way for black, black and, well, more black in the cold weather months. But not this year. No, [...]
          How to Plan the Perfect Wedding   

Everyone grows up with the magical fairy tales in which princes and princesses have the perfect wedding: a very romantic and fancy one with the perfect   party, the perfect guests and the unforgettable memories. These fairy tales are what make us wish for the perfect wedding. Getting married is one of the biggest steps one can take in life so everything has to be taken care of in detail and has to be personalized for the bride and groom. It is their moment.

Of course, weddings do not last for one day. In fact they start with the very thought of proposing to the one you love. It is first about choosing the    right place and the right moment to propose and choosing the perfect wedding ring to place on the bride’s finger. Once this moment turns into a happy and unforgettable one, by the bride saying “Yes” or “I will”, then you have the rest of the time to think about the wedding. Your thoughts are about the guests, the arrangements, the accessories, the ceremony, the wedding party, and locations for your wedding and for your honeymoon. For a wedding to be perfect and for the bride and groom to have the certainty of a happy future together,wedding customs should be observed, such as tossing the bouquet, confetti, and so on.

It is very important for the wedding to take place in the perfect location. The right wedding location can make the right wedding. Foremost is the location    of the wedding. Will it be a church with all the music, the flowers, the confetti, the famous aisle and all the guests? Or, do you have something simpler  or more exotic in mind? Next, think about your honeymoon. Will you spend the beginning of your marriage in a luxurious suite after the groom has carried you over the threshold. Many couples get married in hotels for weddings and have the reception in the restaurant. A “love” suite is waiting for them afterwards.

After going through the torments about choosing the right ring, then the right wedding dress, the right tuxedo, both according to the latest wedding trends . It is time to turn to the other details of the wedding: flower arrangements, menu, photographers, DJ or band, and wedding cake. Many couples choose a    wedding planner to take care of these details, letting the couple decide their personal preference issues, and closely cooperating with them so that the    wedding fits their personalities.

So far, we have had the proposal, the engagement, the wedding, and the wedding party and now it is time for the honeymoon. Planning the honeymoon may be    just as difficult as planning the wedding because it is just as special. There are many honeymoon locations and it is quite difficult to determine which is    the right one for you. It may be a Caribbean island, Paris, the Alps, a bed-and-breakfast option, or a cruise. It can be any location you want.

All in all, a wedding is one of the most important events in someone’s life, if not the most important one. It is worth all the effort to remain an unforgettable and extremely happy memory. All you need is patience, organization and intuition. Or, as others may say, all you need is love!


          Expert to discuss copyright trends at the 2015 ALA Conference   

It’s been an exciting year in copyright law, with important precedents set on fair use and mass digitization, search engines, and what is protected by copyright. Join copyright leaders at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference session “Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review (and What’s Coming Next).” The interactive session takes place from ...

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           Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice    
Weller, Saranne (2012) Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice. In: Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities: Global Trends. Society for Research into Higher Education . Routledge, London, pp. 21-33. ISBN 9780415809344
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          How to Use QR Codes for Your Frozen Yogurt Business   

QR codes are a great way to generate interest and revenue for your fro yo business, as well as keeping you up to date on the latest social media trends in business. QR codes have been around for a while, … Continue reading

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          Autonomics to Modernize DB Administration   
There is a clear trend to automate and enable computerized tasks to streamline and optimize administrative and maintenance tasks. Many database (DB) management tasks that today require oversight and hand-holding by Database Administrators (DBAs) can, over time, be turned over to intelligently automated software to manage. But automation is just the first step. With autonomic […]
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          Sexism in Comics   
I've been itching to write some sort of commentary on the recent explosion of discussion about women in comics, but it seems like a subject that needs a careful approach, so this essay has been a long time in the imagining.

To talk about "women in comics" is to cover the experiences of every woman who has ever worked in comics, not something that can be done easily or quickly. Any concise opinion can't possibly be adequate to the task of speaking for so many people at once. Experiences are unique to each individual and diverse by consequence, so when accusations of prejudice are made, there will always be people to disagree. The debate is often loud, and sometimes aggressive.

There's also a tendency for people involved to see their own experience as more than just a single snapshot. Social events like conventions and social networks like twitter enhance this effect by providing a huge sense of connection. When combined with the compelling idea that the comics industry is a small one in which "everyone knows everyone", it's easy to imagine that your experience, plus everything you hear and everyone you know ads up to a very complete picture. The more connected you are (or feel you are), the stronger this feeling will be. You know what things are like.

Argument from experience is a common form of debate, and it can be a powerful and persuasive one. Unfortunately it's also notoriously inaccurate because regardless of gender, we're all subject to some human biases that are hard to escape. Behavioural studies have shown that the majority of people are far more likely to believe a story they hear if it supports their own beliefs - something known as the confirmation bias. We also have a tendency to make close connections with people who are in similar situations to ourselves, meaning that we're more likely to encounter events and individuals that support our beliefs in the first place! This doesn't just effect beliefs, it also acts on social movement, including your career. It's the conservative force behind nepotism that if left unchecked tends to preserve any social divide it touches.

As with anything social, the whole picture can only be seen by stepping back, but how do we see the wood when the trees fight back? The thing to bear in mind is that no matter how loud and angry they are, experiences aren't the same as evidence. When one person says they've encountered restrictions or barriers, and another says that they haven't, it's not the same as one person declaring that rocks fall upwards whilst the other insists that they fall downwards. The industry can comfortably contain both people who have, and people who haven't experienced sexism.

So what are things really like? When one person says there are no women in comics, others leap in with a ready list and a reassuring word. We’re told that it’s not as bad as we think - DC, Marvel and other “mainstream publishers” (an odd phrase when you consider what’s mainstream outside of comics) may have a bit of a problem with female representation, but the rest of the industry doesn’t. Being honest, that’s what I tend to think as well – I imagine the gender balance on my own shelves, it seems about 50/50, and I’m reassured. However, a list or a mental tally isn’t enough for our purposes because there’s another human quirk involved here: most of us can’t handle statistics well at all! If we’re confronted by a list of 20 women in comics, we struggle to think of 20 men on the spot, and our limited data suggests an illusion of parity.

So, I decided to stop relying on rhetoric and actually count the creators on my shelves (which consist of my collection and Kate Brown’s combined), hoping they might offer a positive image of gender in comics. The results were 2% uncertain/ungendered, 26% female and 71% male! That’s a much bigger majority for men than I had expected from a collection that I’d imagined as gender neutral.

Not satisfied with the informal picture my shelves painted, I decided to collect some more numbers in town. We have two good comics collections in Oxford, one in Blackwells Art and Poster shop (that consists almost entirely of indie titles from across the board) and one in Waterstones (which has a large DC/Marvel shelf alongside a decent indie collection). The results from the indie section in Waterstones were 3% uncertain/ungendered, 9% female and 88% male. The results from Blackwells were 6% uncertain/ungendered, 16% female, 78% male. That’s an even less representative ratio than my personal collection! Not only are these percentages dominated by male creators, but I noticed while counting the Blackwells results that a large chunk of female representation came from SelfMadeHero’s Manga Shakespeare range (which they no longer commission) along with Nelson and Nobrow 6 (both of which are anthologies). If I discount those results the new percentages for Blackwells are 84% male, 11% female and 5% uncertain/ungendered!

This is not a good picture. I would have expected more diversity from publishers like SelfMadeHero, Top Shelf and Jonathan Cape that were very well represented in the stores I looked into. It’s also rather telling that I should find a higher percentage of women where the money and exposure involved were lower. SelfMadeHero especially surprised me in this respect. Their first titles, the manga Shakespeare range (one of which I drew) consisted of 6 female artists to 7 male, but since then their ratio has dropped to 20% women.
(EDIT: I originally reported the SelfMadeHero statistic to have plummeted to less than 10%, which turned out to be a figure skewed by limited data. Doug Wallace pointed out on twitter that "across the 67 titles published between Feb 2007 and July 2012, 30 involve a female author or illustrator". This prompted me to do a full count of their website, which showed (discounting Manga Shakespeare and their gift book range) a ratio of 85% men to 15% women, but with translators and foreign creators removed to keep the results representative of English speaking comics creators, that count went to 80% men and 20% women. It's interesting to note that the first count I did of titles actually on the shelf should be so much lower, although that may be a fluke.)

Following up on a suspicion, I dived into my giant pile of self-published comics collected at conventions over the years to find percentages of 47% male, 49% female and 4% ungendered/uncertain – an almost perfectly representational proportion. Are we seeing a picture of equal representation at grass roots, but mostly-male where the money and jobs are? These statistics suggest that the answer is yes, and although the data is limited I made sure to use a sample that, if anything, should provide a more representative image than a true survey might. Remember also that these figures ignore DC and marvel, who if included could have easily taken non-male representation to percentages lower than 10%. I encourage everyone to count their own shelves, along with the shelves of their local shops in order to improve this data!

(EDIT: It's worth noting that in order to make sure that the data reflects the market for western creators and the companies that employ them, I skipped over any translated manga in my count, and would encourage you to do the same if you count yours! The manga industry is a very different beast with its own quirks worthy of a post this long dedicated to its own gender issues and balances!)


So what does this mean? A quick tally makes it seem like there’s an imbalance in almost every sector of the industry except the amateur one. Are we knee-deep in a business that harbours terrible sexism?

As befits the recurring theme of this essay, I have a feeling that the first thing that someone might think of when they contemplate sexism is personal behaviour. We’ve seen a glass ceiling and we’re all wondering who holds it in place. Perhaps it's a man in a position of power refusing a woman a promotion. Perhaps it's male to female sexual harassment, or derogatory jokes about women. In most cases, it's very hard to think about a social phenomenon happening without thinking of an agent (a person or group of people) acting deliberately (with agency) against another person or group.

I believe this to be the reason that gender discussions can blow up so easily. It’s very hard to suggest sexism without being seen as making personal accusations. If you say that the comics industry is sexist as a whole, you're seen as saying that creators and fans across the board are individually sexist. If you say that DC or Marvel are sexist companies, you're seen as saying that their owners, editors and staff are all individually sexist. It's no wonder that people get up in arms about it, because it's a gender issue, and no one can escape being personally implicated in some way. “Sexist” has become a vicious insult and unfortunately it seems impossible to use it without wounding prides and egos.

I'm sure some people would say at this point, “let them be wounded!”, but I'd argue that there are larger issues and bigger truths being obscured by debates that quickly go ad-hominem.

Whilst personal examples of sexism in action are by no means insignificant, they're very much like symptoms of a larger social problem with a much greater reach. It's possible for an industry at large to be “sexist” (in the sense that it restricts access to women) without a single individual being deliberately aggressive or inconsiderate towards women.

In order to understand how this happens, it's important to first establish that when you study large groups of people in the modern, English speaking world, trends appear that separate women from men in occupation, behaviour, income, tastes and appearance. Just like the observation that flipping a coin produces 50% heads and 50% tails is no basis on which to say for sure what the next result will be, these statistical differences between men and women are by no means a sure method with which to predict the behaviour of an individual. There's nothing to stop a woman possessing “masculine” traits or vice versa. Instead, they're observations that form an unfortunate but unavoidable long-distance snapshot of modern life.

The argument as to whether behavioural gender differences are social in origin, genetic or both is fascinating and highly politically charged, but thankfully for the purposes of this blog entry, it's also academic. What matters for this discussion is that regardless of what we'd love to be the case, right here and now, the products you buy, the stories you enjoy and the stories you write are most likely (if not always) influenced by your gender.

So, where we might imagine sinister businessmen in board rooms enjoying a sexist joke whilst they reject perfectly good material coming from talented women, the reality is most likely well-meaning people trying to do their best whilst running companies with pre-established audiences. This is evidenced strongly by the comment that might well have been a major catalyst in this debate: Dan DiDio saying We’re just trying to hire the best people-, after a panel in which he received a question about female representation in DC titles.

This is in a way the perfect response with which to illustrate what's going on here. DC have an audience that they've built up over decades who have come to expect specific output from them. This audience has been attracted by material produced almost exclusively by male creators with particular ideas and a particular audience in mind. Consequently, this audience are also mostly male, and naturally expect more stories and art of the type that made them fans in the first place.  The fact that DC's output consists largely of franchises that have used the same characters and universes for decades only enhances this effect: a vicious cycle of creation, audience, and demand. Steering DC is analogous to steering a cruise-liner through financial icebergs: it would take consistently applied, unhesitating and risky pressure to change the make-up of a large audience on whom you rely, especially when you're fighting against the public perception of comics as superhero stories for adolescent boys! And the statistics I gathered earlier show that this isn’t just happening at DC and the superhero brigade, it’s happening across the board.

So when powerful people in the comics industry look for “the best”, they really do. Only it's not “the best” in an objective sense, it's the best for their personal tastes, and the best for their company, and for the reasons above they're unlikely to find that from women at the moment.

THIS is how a glass ceiling works – invisible and inescapable. This is sexism at its most powerful, not in the hands of an individual or group to whom it's easy to point a finger, but perpetuated by social momentum, financial conservatism, and that social impulse we all have to gather in groups of similar people. Everyone who buys, reads and creates comics unwittingly colludes in it, regardless of their gender or their predilections. From the editor who goes with that style they've always loved, to the man who decides to work for the company who pays them best, to the woman who decides that another career might be more lucrative. I'd wager that only a small fraction of the people involved in maintaining a male majority behave in a sexist manner on a personal level.

Unfortunately this means that pointing the finger has a slippery effect. When you examine individual events, most people seem to be polite and well meaning, or at the very worst speak before they think too hard.

Perhaps because of this it seems that many people, both women and men, wish they could make the women in comics debate disappear. It raises the hackles of men who feel accused, it makes women upon whom the spotlight is turned by merit of their sex instead of their work feel patronised, and it makes many people who dislike conflict uncomfortable. However, I believe that despite the raised voices and capslocked comments it tends to cause, the debate is absolutely central to the continued health and diversity of comics. We're talking about the involvement of half the world's population here after all! When we consider that almost every publisher in comics seem to have built themselves businesses that unwittingly exclude female creators, it's no wonder that comics struggle to attract a wider audience and gain recognition as a “worthy” storytelling medium!

In most industries, large companies have the most clout, but are the least mobile. This is obviously true for comics, but we're beginning to catch glimpses of an industry augmented by the increased availability of cheap printing, digital distribution and a direct creator-to-audience link facilitated by the internet. All of these things make for much more lucrative and mobile small business models, and hopefully as comics continue to expand their audience, there will be more consumers to support new publishers and creators. I think this is where we need to look in order to address gender parity in the future! DC and Marvel are in a way a statistical fluke – huge companies catering to every last scrap of a tiny niche – and clumsy to steer as they are, I don't think they can be relied upon to redress the gender balance.

There's no limit to what comics might create, to the stories that they might tell, but until we reach gender parity in both creators and audience, half that potential will remain unexplored. I call upon smaller publishers with more mobility, and new creators with their careers ahead of them to give all this serious consideration. If comics are to continue to grow, you’re the publishers and creators who will make that happen. You’re the people with the power for change.

This issue needs to be hammered hard, and hammered consistently, but with a hopeful message. One of the things that consistently makes change hard is the feeling that it’s futile. If creators walk away from the debate feeling hopeless, it only perpetuates the imbalance. Thankfully, the subtle mechanics of sexism work in our favour here. We’re not dealing with an industry of bigots who will only publish men. We’re not dealing with an industry in which there is an imbalance in the genders of new and hopeful creators. We can say “there is a problem” and “it doesn’t have to be a problem” in the same breath.

          A Bit Too Manga   
In an earlier blog post, Manga and Reality, I covered what relationship the ever-present label "manga" has to reality, and I wanted to expand on it with a problem that's been bothering me for a while. You could read it through again, but it's pretty bloated with personal material about my own relationship to the term, so here's an overview (partly paraphrasing from John Agg's blog post Ruskin Explains Manga):

Many people use the word manga to describe a particular style of drawing, or a particular form of comic storytelling. However, the actual existence of this style is just as debatable as the existence of any other art style when you attempt to set a description of it in stone. Every book that someone decides as being in the manga style differs in some significant way from every other book that they describe the same way. Many of those books will include features which, if they occurred in other books, would not be considered manga at all. Yet many of them will share recognisable features that inform a general sense of "manganess" that that person will recognise when looking at certain images. It is this that people identify when they refer to a style or comic as being "like manga", "manga influenced" or "a bit manga".

To complicate this, one person's sense of manga will differ from another's:
And we can very easily add another person to the picture:

If we wanted to define a "true" sense of manga, we could keep on adding people to this picture until we had enough to discover the most commonly held ground in the centre of the diagram! However, a diagram gives this issue a false sense of clarity - not everyone has a sense of manga, and it's hard enough to define in an individual even when it's there, let alone cross reference that with hundreds of others! The task would be the study of a lifetime! Since I don't have a lifetime to write this, I can at least say that thinking about the foundations of such a study gives us the impression that we are all sharing a cultural idea with a set of features that overlap at least partially. This means that we can't deny that "manganess" exists (it surely does, in the collected heads of everyone who uses the term), but equally, we can't claim that it is rigidly definable or unchanging.

Given this, if you come to the term manga without any pre-conceived notions of what it means, it must be a confusing thing indeed! Let's imagine you've got an idea of what "comics" are in your head, and then you hear people discussing "manga", proclaiming themselves "manga fans", or publishing "manga". The way in which the manga label is used often deliberately sets it apart from comics, and the first question that occurs is naturally "what's the difference?".

The "true" answer to that question comes in the same format as the intro to this blog post: they're one medium of storytelling arranged, part intuitively and part formally, by massive and complexly interrelated groups of people, into two ever-shifting and fragmented categories that are defined by variously differing and hard-to-identify trends, with partially identifiable cores, and whole load of muddy ground in-between...  *deep breath* ...in other words a very slippery and unintuitive way to understand something new. What's much more likely to leap out are the most alien features of the new label:



However, doing it this way comes with a pertinent risk. If someone is a comics fan, they will include under their "sense of comics" everything they recognise as enjoyable about the medium. If they're then confronted with "manga" (a new label used to define a portion of the same medium), the unfamiliar aspects of the new label are both the ones that they're most likely to use to form their own definition of it, and the ones they're most likely to dislike.

Since both categories can contain work that is executed with different degrees of skill and experience, the unskilled and inexperienced portion of the unfamiliar term will often stand out too, meaning that our hypothetical manga-virgin might well form a first opinion by isolating examples that they find unappealing and/or poorly drawn.

I reckon that this same phenomenon underpins many culture and style clashes, causing resentment and hostility wherever it rears its ugly head. Unfortunately, the ever-fluctuating popularity of manga in English speaking countries means that there is always a fresh supply of fans, creators, editors and publishers encountering the manga label for the first time - a portion of which will greet the unfamiliar medium as an imposter of poorer quality!

So we face a situation in which "that style is a bit too manga for me/my company" is often a veiled insult or criticism: an easy way to dismiss work that doesn't cut it, or a genuine mistake that equates a foreign style with poor quality. The other unfortunate outcome is that commissioners who have only just seen the financial potential in manga sometimes uncritically accept an unskilled artist's approximation of manga - meaning that shoddy work can be published under the label, in turn reinforcing poor opinions of it.

I can't see a clear way around this problem, and it's one that's been bothering me for a long time. Being manga influenced, I've been on the end of comments like "that's a bit too manga for me" or "nice work but it's a bit manga", and they sting, especially since I'm critical of my own work. I've even heard of someone being told "your work is looking a lot less manga lately, well done!", which must really take the biscuit!

All I can say is, we're all doing books with pictures and words here, and the qualities that make a comic good (careful observation, clear communication, consistency of style, efficacy of pose and expression etc) underpin EVERY visual story, labelled manga intentionally or otherwise! I'd personally prefer criticism to be constructive rather than hidden, since that reveals whether it's baseless or not, and in turn, helps us all to improve!
          Monday Morning Blog   
Good morning! (It's not actually morning, but I promised myself that I'd write this, so it can still be morning in spoonblog land. I'll just pretend I'm not currently in the process of defrosting sausages for lunch…)

Monday-Before-Noon is now official blogging time for me. Since finishing Freakangels, I’ve been growing less and less satisfied with the way that I interact with the internet, and I think I need something stable and predictable to get me to organise my thoughts a bit better. As it is, this blog is full of half-finished pieces of writing that inspired me at the time, but haven't yet been completed because blogging is something I only ever do when both spare-time and the desire to write about something coincide.
Hopefully in the future it will become something a lot more substantial, since (and I mean this with all the bitterness of age that I can muster while I’m still actually quite young), the internet seems to be even more ephemeral than it used to be, and drifting further in that direction with each new trend. I'd like to turn this blog and website into a proper little bastion of endurability, full of comics, illustration and writing (and maybe the odd piece of film and music too).

For now though, this is a very quick entry to get the ball rolling: the first Monday Morning Blog. A bit of a deep breath in before I start in earnest on my post-Freakangels career – I have lots planned!
          Re: Burundi gays grapple with HIV   
“I know so many married men in this town who sleep with gay men on the side...”

Local perceptions of homosexuality mean the distribution of lubricants and condoms has to be cloak-and-dagger, with many secretly homosexual men making calls and asking for the items to be despatched in plain envelopes to offices or residences, by people not associated with ARDHO.

"We never ask people for their ethnicity or religion before we give them medication or other HIV support, so why should we ask people about their sexuality?" ANSS founder Jeanne Gapiya, a prominent national HIV activist, told IRIN/PlusNews.

"The problem is that this is a hidden community, and the society is in denial about their existence."

In their latest national strategic plan, the National AIDS Control Council, CNLS, has included MSM in the list of people vulnerable to HIV.

"We realise that they are a marginalised group; we have started to invite them for meetings through their NGO, but the difficulty is we don't know who most of them are or how to reach them," Jean Rirangira, the interim executive secretary of CNLS, told IRIN/PlusNews.

Kanuma commented: "It's not just a problem for gay men; it's a problem for the whole society. I know so many married ['straight'] men in this town [the Burundian capital, Bujumbura] who sleep with gay men on the side. People would be surprised," he said.

"Silence is also what is killing us," he added. "I had a friend who had an STI for about one year - he was self-medicating until he eventually went to ANSS and got a proper diagnosis, and then he got better much quicker."

Kanuma has been writing newspaper articles and making guest appearances on private radio stations to raise awareness about MSM and HIV. "During every radio show I allow people to call in with questions and give out ARDHO's email address," he said. "We have more than 150 emails and so many calls, which shows that more information is still needed."

ARDHO is creating brochures detailing all the means of transmitting HIV, including male-male sex, for distribution in mainstream health centres; ANSS plans to send a doctor outside of Burundi for special training in the health issues of MSM to provide them with better healthcare.

HIV prevalence in Burundi has been declining since the late 1990s, but many surveillance sites have recently indicated an upward trend; in May, officials announced that HIV infection had risen from 3.5 percent in 2002 to 4.2 percent in 2008.

Although progress is slow, ARDHO and its partners are unwilling to push the government too hard, preferring to negotiate from a public health platform before demanding for equality under the law. "We need to tread carefully so we don't make the situation worse for gays in Burundi," Kanuma said.

From Mamba website
          EAT AND WORK, EAT AND PLAY, EAT AND BE ENTERTAINED   
The international chains serving fast food appear to be bucking the trend in Spain’s catering sector brought about by the economic crisis. Whilst restaurant and bar owners along with their employees are suffering from the downturn the fast food businesses are seeing constant growth. Indeed turnover grew by five per cent last year to 2.600 million euros.


The big battle is between Burger King and McDonald’s who between them account for 97 per cent of the hamburger market. That battle is pretty evenly matched with not just the quantity of food taken in to account but also the number of outlets.

Andalucía is the second autonomous region after Madrid with the largest number of fast food outlets. Overall there are 177 of these restaurants but Burger King rules with 98 compared with McDonald’s 71.

The dominance of Burger King is also seen in Málaga province. Burger King has 35 outlets mostly located in the major commercial centres. In contrast McDonald’s has 20 spread amongst the holiday resort towns of the Costa del Sol.

It is not just the international names and the power of their advertising that has allowed these chains to prosper in hard economic times. Both sell known products at keen prices in comfortable and a familiar environment.

Indeed in 2010 McDonald’s invested 14 million euros in giving a facelift to its 88 stores introducing a new colour scheme and furnishings. Burger King has responded with a futuristic 20/20 design and divided its restaurants in to Whopper Bar and BK Dessert Bar zones.

Each chain is also working to win customers with added attractions. For example Burger King has now added children’s play areas to most of its restaurants. In contrast McDonald’s is offering free Wi-Fi to its customers. Eat and work, eat and play, eat and be entertained is the order of the day.

The overall figures for the fast food business in Spain make interesting reading. There are 3,940 such establishments which is a 2.2per cent increase on 2009 with the total market worth 2,610 million euros. Of that Burger King, McDonald’s and other hamburger chains account for 1,300 million euros, a rise of 4.8 per cent.

Down by slightly more (4.9 percent) are pizza sales at 540 million euros, bocadillerías account for 455 million euros (up 3.4) and others such as tacos and hot dogs bring in 315 million euros, a rise of 3.3per cent. Of the total 2,610 million euros turnover, 2,285 million (up 3.4 percent) is through counter sales whilst home delivery stands at 325 million, a drop of 5.2 per cent.
          PUBLIC DOCTORS AND PRIVATE COMFORT   
I was curious to read the findings of a survey as to how the people of Andalucía view their public and private health services. Four out of ten people with private insurance would still opt to go to a SAS public hospital if they had a serious illness because they prefer to be treated by doctors and nurses in the health service. In contrast three out of ten of those with insurance would opt for a private hospital or clinic.


The results come from a study carried out by the Asociación de Empresas Sanitarias de Prestación Asistencial de Andalucía (Aespaa) with a grant from the Andalucía ministry of health. It was carried out amongst 925 users of the Aliad private health service in 17 private centres in Málaga, Sevilla, Almería, Granada, Córdoba and Granada.

Of the patients questioned 45.9 per cent use the private health service more frequently than the public, 37.8 per cent opt for public whilst 14.6 per cent use both equally.

However if the patients were faced with a serious illness then 41.5 per cent would go to the public hospital, 31.1 per cent to the private whereas 22.1 per cent were undecided which they’d use.

Aespaa says the findings show that the majority of insured users of the health system would switch between one and the other. However when it came to choosing one over the other in cases of serious illness there was a higher confidence in the medical staff and facilities of the health service.

In contrast the comforts of the private hospitals and clinics were more highly valued than the often shared hospital rooms of the public sector. On this point alone 85.6 per cent would opt for private treatment both on the comfort factor and the speed with which they would be seen.

The most loyal users of the health service in Andalucía according to the survey are to be found in Cádiz province where less than 5 per cent would go private. This is at complete odds with other provinces where the figure is between 55 and 65 per cent. Bucking the trend in the opposite direction is Málaga province where 71 per cent would opt for private treatment over the SAS.

In 2006 I was both registered with the health service and had private insurance. When I was taken in to hospital in an emergency it was to the SAS hospital in La Línea. I was more than happy with the care and treatment I received from the health service specialists and nursing staff both during my stay and subsequent after care. However after five days in a shared room, during which time my mobile phone was stolen, I did consider using my insurance to switch to a private hospital although in the event I was released so it did not become an issue.

In 2003 my then partner was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She had private insurance but had both health service and private treatment. Her insurance company is part of a UK group but whilst it covered hospitals, doctors, cancer specialists, radiotherapy and chemotherapy there were some expensive oddities. For instance the insurance covered her chemo but not connecting it to her arm that she had to pay for herself. To connect her to the chemo could cost between 50 and 150 euros per session depending on what was required. In her case it was 75 euros, or at least 300 euros a month. If the SAS hospital prescribed her medicine it was with a prescription, hence the morphine came free. Yet during her last chemo session the clinic gave me a prescription for a series of injections the cost of which was 400 euros for just five days supply.

For my part I have cancelled my private insurance and opted to go with the health service which has served me well. One key reason is that if I have private insurance, whilst I could enjoy more comfortable care, I could equally be caught in the trap of having to find huge amounts of cash for drugs or say a chemo link at a time when I could least afford it. Now more and more health service hospitals are being built with single rooms for patients the comfort issue should also be less of a concern.

However I am gratified to see Andalucía’s health service doctors and nurses so highly rated by those with private insurance – they certainly have never let me down.
          Need to Spice Up Your Home? Wall Art Gets the Job Done   

Giving your home a much needed face lift doesn’t require you to gut the living room or launch a major kitchen remodel. Read further to find out how to transform any home into a welcoming space that reflects you and your family’s personality and taste.

Living in a home or apartment with completely barren walls can be boring and depressing. There’s no need to fear! The solution is to simply add some life and character to those walls creatively and stylishly. The wall décor market is seemingly endless and you can find pieces in every shape, size, and style. For a very low cost and effort you can transform all the rooms in your home for the better. Here are some helpful tips to give your home new life using the wonders of wall art.

 

1.     Don’t Settle for Conventional – Wall art is most commonly seen as posters or paintings, but that is not always the case. By thinking outside the box just a bit, we can utilize clocks, sculptures, wood and metal pieces, and mirrors to create new life in every room. Also, don’t rule out using negative space to your advantage. Conventional wall art is just as viable an option, but don’t let it limit you to great alternative options. Need more inspiration? Pinterest has an endless supply of great inspiration.

2.     The Magic Number – There’s something about the number three that the human mind is attracted to. Wall sets of three are no different as they are the latest trend in home décor. This also opens up the possibility to buy a three piece set by the same artist. Often times artists will sell sets that are designed to be displayed together and buying a set will tie in a theme to whichever room you’re decorating. You can further compliment these sets with indoor plants to “frame” the pieces.

3.     Make the Art Your Own – If you make the decision to invest in wall art for your home, it’s safe to say it will stay for a while. Because of this fact, you should be extra careful to make sure whatever you pick is going to be something you will enjoy looking at every day. One way to ensure that this happens is to strive to buy art that you feel will accurately reflect your personality and interests. While certain pieces will surely wow your guests, put your own interests and taste first. After all, it is your house.



4.     Size Matters – Size is an incredibly important factor when deciding on what wall art you want to put on display in your home. Small pieces will not look good on your biggest walls, and trying to squeeze big pieces into smaller areas can look messy and crowded. You also want to be mindful of crowding out smaller pieces or furniture with one piece that is too big in close proximity. It will be helpful to measure your empty wall space before purchasing any art. Plan out your scheme before hand so you know generally what to buy.

If your home is starting to seem boring and dull, adding art to the walls is a fast and easy way to brighten the mood. If you already have more art than you know what to do with but desire bigger and bolder changes, contact our contractors at Unique Home Building. We look forward to your call so we can discuss all of your available options. Love your art. Love your Home. Live Unique.

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          ActiveRain Launches New Home Page Design and Blog Featured Images   
ActiveRain Launches New Home Page Design and Blog Featured ImagesOn Tuesday, September 20th, ActiveRain launched a new home page design, aimed to highlight blog images and additional content, as well as set the foundation for further remodel of the site. Our new design, puts an emphasis on a new feature, the 'Featured Image' for blog posts. In addition, it will make the home page more engaging, by bringing additional 'popular posts' as well as 'top questions' and 'recent posts' to the forefront.  Featured Images on Blog Posts and The Home PageYou now have the ability to add a 'Featured Image' to every blog post that you create. These featured images will be highlighted when your post is selected as a featured post, and also gives your blog posts a visual lead in, for every post, should you chose to use this new feature.The featured image will become a larger part of the site as we continue to remodel additional pages of the site (your blog page, the blog home page) as well as the set the stage for ActiveRain to syndicate content to other platforms. (IMPORTANT: We will be looking extra hard for content that uses the featured image when we are selecting posts to be featured on the home page. Posts without the featured image could still be featured, but you'll have a better shot if you use the featured image on your post)Featured blog images will make it much easier to send your content to social media sites by tagging that image as the default image to display when your post is shared outside of ActiveRain. In order to take advantage of the new featured image, you will upload it just below the title line of your blog post in the blog editor. For best display, you'll want to use an image with a minimum resolution of 480pixels W x 360pixels H.Color Coded TopicsYou'll begin to see when a post is featured, or when it shows up in the 'popular posts' section on the right hand side of the home page, that each post is color coded to match the topic that was selected when you created your blog post. This is the first step in allowing our members to sort content on the site based on topics in which you are most interested. In the next version of the home page, each member will be able to determine which categories (we'll call them channels) you have the most interest in, and you'll be able to sort content to only show you those specific categories. Much of the work we have been doing is setting up for some of these forward looking features on the site. Some of the colors you will see:For Professional PostsYellow - ActiveRain CommunityRust - Real Estate Best PracticesMagenta - Real Estate IndustryBlue - Real Estate Sales and Marketing(Color coming soon) - Real Estate Technology and ToolsMint - Mortgage/FinancePink - Just for funFor Consumer PostsTeal - Home BuyingDark Purple - Home SellingRed - Home ImprovementGreen - Real Estate General InformationRoyal - Real Estate Market TrendsTerracotta - Lending/FinancialOrange - Local News and EventsSky - ListingsNew Navigation HeaderAt the top of each page on ActiveRain, you will now see a slightly modified header. Blogs, Q&A, Products and University get the lion's share of the exposure in this new header design. You can also 'search' from this top header area (new and improved search coming soon!) as well as easily get into blog writing mode with the new 'WRITE POST' button. The flag will still show the most recent interactions people are taking with your content and display all of your notifications. Just about everything else you would ever need can be found in the drop down menu by hovering over your small profile picture. Popular PostsThe popular posts area on the right hand side of the home page will continually serve up fresh content based on an algorithm that looks at (among other things):Number of commentsNumber of likesAmount of Traffic (or clicks on the post)Number of reBlogsNumber of sharesWhen it was writtenAnd even factors in are you a new or long time member (new members get a little extra love)This will be a great chance for some of our newer members to get discovered. It will also help our moderators find content that should be elevated to featured status based on the activity of the posts. Foundation for Next Round of DevelopmentThis round of development had many aspects that are being put in place to aid in future development efforts. Prior to this release, our site has had a massive variety in the style sheets used to layout pages. During this release, we have made major strides towards normalizing the design elements around the site. You'll continue to see work being done on this, and as such, in this current iteration, there are some styling inconsistencies. But, we are working toward complete and total consistency across the entire site. All of this to say, if you see some styling issues, please let us know. Coming SoonNext on the roadmap are updated Business Pages/ Product Profiles (and some big news on how brands will be able to use and interact on ActiveRain), updated member profiles, and the channel concept that I spoke about above (the idea that you will be able to personalize your ActiveRain experience).Play Around (starting Tuesday after the release) and Let Us Know What You ThinkWe'd love your feedback. There isn't a ton of change to functionality (with the exception of adding featured images to blog posts) but there is definitely some navigation elements that have moved. We hope that things will be easier to find as you get used to the new design. Much of the work that was done was put in place to make future development releases easier and more frequent. So hang tight, we are in for more awesome enhancements in the coming months!--- Keep Up In the Rain!
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          ActiveRain Relaunches Question and Answer Site   
We are pleased to announce major improvements to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain! The Q&A site is a place where real estate agents and other industry pros can ask their colleagues questions that will help them work smarter and live better. ActiveRain is all about community, and this is a great opportunity for people to share what they know. The new Question & Answer site is a place where you can:Post questions to your peers Vote on the best answers to each question Discover interesting questions that are trending in the community Why Did We Decide to Invest in this Tool? Our main focus right now is on driving community engagement. We want you to talk, interact, debate, learn, love, agitate and grow.  We want you to build personal and professional relationships.  Having the ability to quickly ask a question from your phone and get direct feedback from the community seems like a great way to do that. A New Direction: Only Peer to Peer Questions One major change to our Q&A site is that we are no longer allowing consumers and others from outside of our community to post a question on the site. The quality of questions we were seeing from anonymous visitors was quite poor.... free legal advice, Nigerian real estate schemes, sales ploys, etc.  The original hypothesis that our members would get lots of leads by allowing consumer questions simply didn't pan out. In order to ask a question, a person now must be logged into ActiveRain. Superheroes, we've got you covered!  There is an "Ask Anonymously" button in case your question is highly sensitive and you want your identity to remain a secret. Awesome on iPhone and Android We put a lot of our focus on making the Q&A site work well on your phone. Whether you are looking for interesting questions during a quick bit of down-time or want to ask a new question direct from your phone, we have you covered.  (Yes, it works on good old fashioned computers, too!) What About All of the Questions on the Last Site? There were a lot of questions in the old Q&A system. Our community managers spent a good chunk of time reading questions from the past two years and identifying the ones that fit the new "learn from your peers" model.  The best of those questions were saved. How You Can Help: Ask One, Answer One Sorry, we kind of stole that one from Tom's Shoes!  During this first couple of weeks, we would be very grateful if you would take the time to help us build up our bank of questions and answers.  Ask one question. Answer one question. Here are the point incentives we have in place:Ask a Question = 10 points Answer a Question = 25 points Plus, you'll get even more points as other LIKE the questions and answers that you create In late-December, we'll start featuring your favorite questions on the ActiveRain Home Page and the Daily Drop email. So... get out and their to CONNECT, SHARE, and LEARN with your friends in the community.--- Keep Up In the Rain!
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          Cramer: Yes, disinterested teens can actually be the best investors   
Jim Cramer says teenagers' habits can provide valuable clues on the hottest trends in the market.
          How teens can actually be the best investors   
Jim Cramer says teenagers' habits can provide valuable clues on the hottest trends in the market.
          The Glories of Vinyl   
(image by carloseduardo22/photobucket)

A while back my 20-something son found a used turntable in pretty good shape on the Internet. He had no idea how delighted I was to receive it. It was a heartfelt gift from new school son to his old school dad. All it needed was a pre-amp and a stylus.

I finally pulled together the pieces, and I’ve been in 33-1/3 rpm – long playing heaven for three days now:

  • Andrae Crouch and the Disciples – Live in London.
  • Deodato’s “2001.”
  • Miles Davis.
  • Keith Green’s “He’ll Take Care of the Rest” (simply amazing).
  • Charles Mingus (my little home theater subwoofer couldn’t reproduce his bass playing. First more cowbell. Now MORE BASS!).
  • Billy Cobham (fastest drummer ever).
  • Stevie Wonder’s Music of My Mind (1972, after emancipation from Motown).
  • KRS-One (thoughtful rapper).
  • Kool & the Gang (one bad jazz combo, far beyond their disco hits).
My younger son watched the ritual – remove the sleeve from the jacket, slide the disc out, blow off dust, place gently on the turntable, raise the tonearm with the damping lever, move the cartridge head over the edge of the disc, lower the damping lever, watch and listen as the needle settles into the groove, beginning its trek toward the spindle.

He said, “yeah, that’s just like putting on a CD and hitting the play button. Simple, I get it.”

“No, you don’t,” I retorted. “It’s more work! It’s more manual, see?” He didn’t. Nor did he realize I’d be back in 18 minutes, bowing before my newly-activated audio component. Turning over the disc for 18 more minutes of vintage musical joy is not a chore. It’s devotion.

I won't get all religious on you. I'm a peacemaker in the analog-digital wars (can't we all get along?). But there is something so refreshingly organic about the clicks and pops that I put there from too-much-love.

(Uh-oh. More fusion. Weather Report. Chick Corea. Stanley Clarke. Mahavishnu Orchestra. I may never leave my living room.)

Back when my last turntable was working, we had a Bible study at our house. I got to talking about the blues and one of the guys seemed interested. When we were finished with the study, I broke out the Jay McShann and "Cleanhead" Vinson. My guests looked us strangely, and when the music started, they got scared, I think, and left the room.

(Oh wait. The Hawkins Family. Trend-setting gospel. Did you know faith preacher Kenneth Copeland sings like a bluesy Frank Sinatra? Steve Taylor. Daniel Amos. Rez Band. Underground. Serious Christian rockers. Yes, I have a Stryper LP.)

So, you all are invited. When I was a drinker, I didn’t like to drink alone. I don’t like my music alone either. The family’s keeping their distance for now, as I re-enter the world of My Music. But you’re welcome to visit.

(What’s that over there? Seven of my Hendrix records survived the last purge! What to do!?!)
          Confessions are down, I must confess   
Confessions are down, and the Catholic Church is going to do something about it. The AP/Brietbart story says the Church will publish a guidebook on confession to boost the practice. Could a slick ad campaign be far behind? I hope so. I enjoy seeing religious, cause-related and spiritual messages compete for attention alongside all the “Buy me! Buy me!” hype.

MSN’s Slate Magazine on line tracked the same trend in Nov. 2005 in an article called “The Sin Box.”

Catholics are instructed to confess their serious sins to a priest at least once a year, and everyday faults (venial sins) may be confessed as needed, including violations of the 9th and 10th Commandments (“mere” lying and coveting respectively). I found the catechism (Part 2/Section 2/Chapter 2/Article 4/ VII - The Acts of the Penitent) on line at St. Charles Borromeo’s of Picayune, Miss.

Protestants and evangelicals don’t practice confession nearly as regularly, even though the Book of James (5:16) instructs followers of Christ to “confess your trespasses to one another.” I rediscovered the idea of confession as I studied accountability and its role in helping men practice Christianity.

The social networking websites, confessional blogs, and gossip media (TOO MUCH INFORMATION!) notwithstanding, America’s lax attitude toward confession is yet another indicator of soft Christianity that has little impact on followers or the onlooking general public.

What I tried to teach my children during discipline:
QUESTION NUMBER 1: Did you know the rule?
Unlike most country judges, ignorance of the law is an excuse. So it’s up to me to keep the rules (the letter of the law) and the heart attitude (spirit of the law) clear and understandable. As they get older and assume more responsibility (encounter more people, property, territory, experiences), they need a way to make decisions, a protocol for behavior, not just more and more rules. The over-reliance on rules rather than emphasizing pricipled behavior and sound judgment is killing our nation and making us the worst kind of fascist, nanny state.

(Here in Colorado, lawmakers just passed a “no texting while driving” law, due to a high profile traffic death of a child. Surely the State Patrol can write a strong enough ticket against “dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,” or “driving while distracted.” But I digress.)

In most cases, people know what they did wrong.

QUESTION NUMBER 2: Did you willfully break the rule?
Here’s where confession comes into play. The court of Dad looks very favorably upon a detailed, complete statement of willful wrongdoing. Such a confession will usually result in a punishment/penance of restoration/restitution, and a denial of privileges for a period of time to sufficiently remind the child of the root of their transgression.

Evasion, denial and outright lies will result in the most severe punishment, designed to inflict a stronger, more painful and enduring reminder. In dealing with an unrepentant sinner, it is also important to provide some way for the scofflaw to encounter the truth of the situation (the facts), the reality of his attitude (which drives bad behavior), and the path to redemption (hope, the second chance, a do-over, the nature of mercy).

That’s all. Just two questions are in play as we encounter our own sins (“missing the mark”).

Yes, confession is painful. I remember a preacher once said, “confession is good for the soul, but it’s bad for the reputation.”

Whether to a priest, pastor or peer, the regular practice of confession is not optional. I cross the line. God is offended and so are people. I must own it, put it on the table, make it right to the extent I can, receive forgiveness, and “go and sin no more.”

          STEM Education - The Power of the Investment   

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is getting a lot of attention from the White House and from private industry. As a non-parent, I really do have a stake STEM education. On the surface it seems like a good idea to invest $250 million dollars, since most of it is coming from Intel. Why should I care? The most basic reason? My own safety and survival.

I have seen the eradication of entry level employment. I look at industrial employment and it is a fraction of what it was 40 years ago. We can't run an economy on just service jobs or service entrepreneurs. Even contemporary vocational education is caught between providing a necessary skilled workforce and lack of resources to train those students interested in paraprofessional training.

There are increasing groups of young people who have never held a job or had access to employment. I also know that those same young people face increasing competition from middle age and older folks who have no choice but to continue working because there are no retirement funds available for their future.

I don’t want to do the doom and gloom scenario. We have had enough of that. But first, I need to tell you a memory.

Long Ago A Teacher Tried To Tell Me...

School did one of two things to me; either bored me or made me feel incompetent. On the first day of junior high I came prepared. I had comic books, magazines and a newspaper for backup. You see, after six years of public school education I was resigned in my 7th grade to the idea that school was a major waste of my time. I was better served by day dreaming and catching up on the essential information that 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat provided.

I visualized my strategy. I had competition for the back row so I had to bust a move to make sure I got my seat. The back row in a crowded class was the perfect place to study the graphic artistry of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four.

The one thing I did not count on was my science teacher, Mr. Halverson. For one thing, he wasn’t old or crusty. No matter. I wasn’t going to let youth and good looks get between me and Dr. Doom snatching Sue Storm. I was studying page 3 when I sensed something was wrong.

The room was too quiet. People were paying attention. The class clown was silent. The Princess, whose nails must be inspected every fifteen minutes, was looking like she might be interested in something other than herself. Even the tough guys were checking him out; their Jeff caps were actually above their eyes.

This was not normal. I came up for air long enough to hear Mr. Halverson talking about expectations. What he wanted from us. What he was prepared to do to show that science was more than just a bunch of facts. That man was giving the pitch any sales man would have been proud to deliver except that he was selling access to knowledge.

I looked around. There were 34 other students in the room. I was the last skeptic. I held out for another five minutes and somehow, he made me believe.

Mr. Halverson was a good as his word. There were no new science books so he photocopied our current science reading material. He didn’t use the old-timey 1950 science slide strips or movies. We generally started class with the daily science news and how we were involved or where this was going. A lot of what he provided came out of his paycheck or his imagination.

There were no prepackaged science lab kits or a list of experiments to perform. We made our science projects with whatever we had around the house. I am proud to say that a project of mine caught on fire. Or did it blow up? Anyway it was unintentional. He made me feel good about the importance of failure.

We learned many lessons but being prepared for what life brought you, even if unexpected, that was ultimately his biggest lesson.

Did we turn into perfect students? No. There was a constant effort made to get him off track just to hear him talk about the future. He was on to us fairly quick and suckered us back to the lesson of the day. We worked it out. I can’t remember anyone voluntarily cutting his class. And yes, he did have to kick us out at the end of the period.

The Big Pay Back

I needed to tell you this memory because what Mr. Halverson brought into the classroom, besides his enthusiasm and actual regard for his students, was that he paid for what little extra we had in class. Many teachers, past and present, make this kind of investment for their students. I know many teachers do this because they don’t want to hear the crap about not in the budget or it is not going to be appreciated.

I think that Mr. Halverson would want to remind his former students that he was serious about preparing for the future. He would tell the administrator that teachers shouldn’t have to subsidize classroom education (or parents either). I think he and I would be asking with a calculator in hand where exactly did all that money go and who is spending it?

Well, he knows I’d ask. Some things and people just don’t change.

I think he would want to know that the focus would be on the needs of the students first and everything else is structured in service of the student’s education. We never talked about that, but I don’t think he would object too much. It is what I observed from him and it worked so yeah, I’ll bring that forward on his behalf.

Moving Forward, Again.

Over the next year it will be important to keep an eye on the many STEM initiatives and funding. My skeptical side feels like there is a gold rush warming up. That is not necessarily a good or bad thing.

What is important is that education will change. It has to because an educated, inventive work force is one of the means any country stays competitive in a global market. Intel, Cisco Systems and other industry contributors know this and that is part of the reason they are forking up cash money and their talent to make this happen.

Ok, it is good for their future business too. Let me put it another way. Ask India and China if their investments in education are paying off. Where are your computer or credit card customer support calls going? When you buy apple juice is it made in Oregon, Brazil or China? Last week I discovered my apple juice came from China.

It isn’t like there isn’t a world of things to create, repair and restore. Besides movies and music what else can we bring to the world? It is not impossible but we do have to get started.

Different Voices About STEM

There are dozens of stakeholders who have or are making an investment in technology education.

The Project Tomorrow - Speak Up is one of those places where students, parents and teachers have really good ideas on what a contemporary school needs. You can view a video of high school students sharing what they feel would be helpful in a school situation. Stories From School has a great post on the reality of implementing a requirement that might increase the drop out rate. The Learning Out Loud blog does have a questions about the STEM focus.

The Public Broadcasting System is working to provide a variety of STEM projects. One of the ways they are involved is through the program SciGirls. The show is targeted to girls aged 11-14. There is also the STEM Resource Center for Teachers and, I would assume, home schooling parents to show how their current programming can be adapted for additional educational resources.

On the academic side, many institutions are presenting themselves as portals to STEM education. Mary Bart of Faculty Focus takes a look at African American, Native American and Hispanic colleges and universities to see how they are implementing STEM instruction as well as honoring their chartered educational missions. Teachers.TV and Classroom 2.0 look at the ways that collaborative learning among teachers and education professional can be supported and resources obtained both within and outside of the traditional structures.

The new tools and resources don’t always cost an arm and a leg. At eLearn Tools for STEM take a look at some of the resources that could be put into place such as equation writers, videos and screen recorders.

Cisco Systems is the main supporter of GetIdeas.org a conversation with educational leaders talking about leadership, mission and global education. GetSchooled is funded by Viacom and supported by a number of other corporations. The goal is to find ways to reduce the drop out rate.

I hope that I and my classmates have paid the investment forward or at least try too. It is never too late and around here all voices are welcomed.

Gena Haskett is a BlogHer CE. Blogs:Out On The Stoop and Create Video Notebook


          How To Build A Successful Career In The Beauty Industry: 40th Annual CEW Achiever Awards Recognized Top Women Leaders In The Cosmetic Business Industry: Market Trends 2016, 2017   
The CEW Achiever Awards is by far one of the most inspiring events in the beauty industry. Every year, CEW honors successful women in the industry who have risen to executive positions at their respective companies in sales, marketing, and or product development. What makes this event so inspiring is hearing their stories. None of …
          2015, 2016, 2017 Beauty Industry Global Market Trends, Sales, Statistics: Cosmetics Executive Women, NPD, Nielsen, Skincare/Makeup   
On February 10, the beauty industry’s most important trends were the subject of this special CEW event. For the third year, CEW partnered with The NPD Group to uncover 2014 cross-category sales results, global beauty industry trends and proprietary consumer research findings. For the first time, Nielsen joined the conversation, sharing mass-market results and consumer …
          2014, 2015, 2016 Perfume Trends: How Has The Fragrance Industry Changed? Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Insider Series – The Next Chapter Event   
How do brands compete in the ever-shifting fragrance landscape? Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) went behind the scenes with 3 leaders in the fragrance industry at its sold-out October 23, 2014 Beauty Insider Series: Fragrance: The Next Chapter event to uncover the critical elements of successful fragrance brands. How To Build A Successful Career In The Beauty …
          How To Build A Successful Career In The Beauty Industry: 39th Annual CEW Achiever Awards Recognized Top Women Leaders In The Cosmetic Business Industry: Market Trends 2015,16   
The beauty industry honored six of its most accomplished thought-leaders at its 39th Annual Achiever Awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Awards recognized the achievements of the cosmetics industry’s most talented women who serve as inspiration for future leaders and encourage companies to support women’s …
          ITALIAN VINTAGE BUTCHER CHART   
I’ll admit that I love anything rustic, vintage inspired, industrial/warehouse chic, or chalkboard related (I’m still not tired of the chalkboard trend, and I don’t know if I will ever be!). Bring me a basket, a beat up old sign, or a dusty old wine bottle and I’ll be your best friend. Luckily, there are […]
          A Promising Trend in Lightning Safety   
Since 2006, lightning has been the third most common cause of storm-related deaths in the United States, behind only floods and tornadoes. But lightning deaths are trending downward, suggesting that educational efforts on the dangers of lightning, as well as improved warning capabilities, are making a difference. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has […]
          NEW TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RPAS-2015-BRASOV, 25-26.06.2015   
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          Spine surgery technologies: changes in market composition   
  Markets for products in spine surgery show a decline in spine fusion and total disc replacement, but an increase in intraspinous process spacers and nucleus replacement.  Although the exhibit below displays this only for Asia/Pacific markets, the trend is true globally. Source:  Exhibit 3-107 is taken from MedMarket Diligence report #M510, "Spine Surgery: Products, Technologies, … Continue reading "Spine surgery technologies: changes in market composition"
          Eco-Metrics: Part 2   
Continuing my previous post on monitoring your energy use or carbon footprint with iPhone and/or Android apps, here are a few more.

iPhone

Accufuel - Track your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.



Carticipate - A ride-share app that allows the user to find people in their area to carpool. Think social-carpooling.



Android

PedNav - Helps the user plan their activities efficiently. The app is location aware, so it has the capability of telling the user what is near and of the necessary transportation to get to the suggested destination.


http://www.routeme2.com/products/pednav/

Teradesk - Connects the user to their computers and/or mobile devices and allows them to store files in a digital "cloud" accessible from anywhere, eliminating personal paper trails.


http://www.teradesk.com/tera/index.html

And it's not just the software that is allowing people to be more "efficient." There have been developments in the hardware as well. Here are a couple examples.

Nokia's 3110 Evolve
- The covers are made from over 50% renewable material, has smaller packaging made of 60% recycled content, and the charger uses 94% less energy than the Energy Star requirements.



Motorola's Renew
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Recently introduced, the “Renew,” is made using plastic from recycled water bottles and can be completely recycled.



Nokia's Eco Sensor - Equipped with a wearable sensor unit with wrist or neck strap made of solar power cells as its power source, it can analyze your health, environment, and local weather conditions simultaneously. It's still in the "concept" stage, so don't look for it anytime soon.


          "Good Enuff" Production Values - A New Model of Social Media Production   

Been on a rant recently about a new production option for the social web in face of ubiquitous, cheaper, faster "Good Enuff" technologies like camera phones and laptop editware.

This tech democracy is amplifying how wasteful micro-site development (just make a really hype MySpace page or YouTube Channel with widgeted contents and plow all your budget into savvy media buys) and the overly produced "viral" video is. On YouTube, people probably don't care about our craft. So get to the idea quick(er), cheap(er). Stop pursuing perfect and make it "Good Enuff".

"Good Enuff" isn't just for users, it enables us marketers to shoot more ideas fast(er), cheap(er) instead of rolling all our energies into a single overly produced "perfect" idea that just may fail. So fail fast(er). And fail cheap(er).

At the Social, good ideas are still seen as good ideas as long as production values are "good enuff" (Can they see it? Check? Can they hear it? Good, ship it and see how it fares on YouTube and Digg). And bad ideas aren't made any better on the social web because they were shot expensively (honestly all that gloss goes over the heads of low bandwidth viewers who are skeptical of commercial gloss).

Success at The Social dictates that it is best to fail fast(er) and cheap(er) and Try, Try Again till you strike the right "viral" chord (the more important pursuit).

Below is an interesting user-gen commercial for Trader Joes - shot on a handheld Palm Treo. 212,491 views so far on YouTube.

          Target Women Redux   
Google Analytics shows that the Target:Women post a few months ago is popular. So let me milk it with another sure-to-be popular post of newer Target:Women episodes from CurrentTV.

Target Women: Diets



Target Women: Online Dating



Target Women: Lessons 2008


          What "Kittens, Inspired By Kittens" Teaches Us   
The daughter of Fallon's own ECD Al Kelly has confounded much of our agency "viral" science in recent days with her unexpected and cute lil' YouTube vid entitled "Kittens, Inspired By Kittens".

In only a few days "Kittens..." has garnered over 300K views, made boingboing, Cute Overload,trended #3 top shared link last nite on Twitter, YouTube honors now incl #3 - Most Responded (Today) Pets & Animals, #13 - Most Responded (This Week) - Pets & Animals category.

Now, the reason this video is confounding to a strategist at an ad agency: it's all serendipity, folks, no budget, no client, no strategy, no objective intent - just Al Kelly sharing the infectious joy of his 6-year-old girl reading a childrens' book. That's the brief simple and plain. Either she's way smarter than us strategerists, or we're way overthinking it sometimes.


The success of "Kittens..." (and hundreds of goofy vids like it) often flies in the face of much of our well-produced, branded, and strategized factory "virals". So what gives? Is "viral" still just a roll of the dice - particularly for brands? Do we embrace the more-faster-cheaper ethos that drives the users? Do we recruit 6-year-olds to generate ideas for us? Do we get her to replicate the magic - this time for a brand? And it makes me wonder, if we had pitched "Kittens..." to a client would they ever have approved it? And if a client would've approved "Kittens..." would they have added too many brand mandatories that would slow down its "viral" appeal?

I do think we may learn 7 applicable lessons from "Kittens..." to add into our "viral video" toolbox for surefire success:
1) Embrace Silly - stupid is ok, too! (serendipity)
2) Getit?Gotit?Good. - make it a fast, easy "get": a girl reading a childrens book about kittens - got it. (science)
3) Embrace 'Good Enough' - shoot it fast and cheap, poor production value is good enough as long as they see it and hear it. (science)
4) Tap an emotional core that people want to share in spreading - people are immediately on this girl's side, we want to help her succeed at this book report. (serendipity)
5) Add Cute Kid - like Billy Dee Williams always said: "Works every time!"(science)
6) Add Cute Kittens (science)
7) Try, Try Again - rinse and repeat the above - the old broadcast method dictated we shoot one big production a year. The YouTube method says shoot more micro ideas and release them freely to the wild. (serendipity)

          A Strong Rebound Including a Transports Breakout   

Market Commentary A first hour decline to weekly lows triggered a strong bounce that continued though the late afternoon of Wednesday’s U.S, session. The Nasdaq 100 closed back above the 50-day EMA, continuing a 3-week test while the S&P 500 posted a bullish outside day, driven by strong banking and energy sector bounces. The Russell 2000 led the upside, lifting into a test of the early June high, which also marks the bull market and all-time high. The DJ Transportation Average broke out, closing at a June high above 9,500 while heading into a test at the March high, which also marks the bull market and all-time high. A midday FedEx (FDX:NYSE) hacking disclosure had little impact, with the index set to post even higher prices into quarter’s end. Watch-list pick JB Hunt Transport (JBHT:Nasdaq) broke the short sale setup in the strong tape and will be removed. Bank funds bounced at the midpoints of their multi month trading ranges, lifting back above recently broken 50-day EMAs. However, it will take more than a single session to steer this wayward ship in the right direction, so it’s best to keep expectations low into July’s second quarter earnings season. Citigroup (C:NYSE) remains the best bet in this conflicted sector, closing at a multiyear high in today’s session. Look for volume and volatility to contract into Friday’s closing bell, with many market players leaving early for long weekends or longer vacations. A positive bias should add to today’s gains but a quick burst to rally highs seems unlikely because a single day of strength can’t overcome growing technical divergences that are maintaining high odds for a summer correction. I jumped on Microsoft (MSFT:Nasdaq) when the Nasdaq 100 sold off to a new low in the opening minutes, looking for a repeat of the June 12th reversal, and sold for a healthy day trading profit in the late afternoon. I’m still holding Select Comfort (SCSS: Nasdaq) and Southwest Airlines (LUV:NYSE), after both issues posted decent recovery days. Today’s Long Candidates Teladoc (TDOC:Nasdaq) Random Notes on the Market -- Look for crude oil to punish new long positions. -- Twitter (TWTR:Nasdaq) failed to participate in the bounce. -- The Nasdaq 100 rally into short-term continuation gap favors at least mild downside on Thursday. -- Weight Watchers (WTW:Nasdaq) hit a 3-year high, adding to stakeholder Oprah Winfrey’s fortune. -- Utilities are retreating quickly from rally highs. Watch List Update -- TopBuild (BLD:NYSE) broke out on average volume. (long - 6/23/17) -- Alarm.com (ALRM:Nasdaq) bounced at range support. (long - 6/15/17) -- Southwest Airlines (LUV:NYSE) consolidated near the rally high.. (long – 6/8/17) -- Select Comfort (SCSS:Nasdaq) consolidated at the center of a symmetrical triangle. (long - 6/1/17) -- Chegg (CHGG:Nasdaq) pulled back from range resistance. (long – 5/22/17) -- Yum Brands (YUM:NYSE) posted an inside day. (long - 5/17/17) -- Mimecast (MIME:Nasdaq) rallied to a 2-week high. (long – 5/3/17) -- Control4 Corp (CTRL:Nasdaq) has eased into a triangle pattern. (long - 4/20/17) -- McDonalds (MCD:NYSE consolidated at the rally high. (long - 3/28/17) -- Oshkosh (OSK:NYSE) is testing the weekly high. (long - 1/10/17) -- Removing JB Hunt Transport (JBHT:NYSE). Watch List Ticker I have low expectations into Friday’s close and through Monday’s half day session. Today’s Long Candidate Teladoc (TDOC:Nasdaq) came pubic near 27 in July 2015 and entered an immediate downtrend that continued into the first quarter of 2016 when it posted an all-time low at 9.08. The subsequent recovery unfolded in two stairsteps, with the first buying impulse ending in the upper teens in the second half. The stock entered a second impulse in January 2017, reaching the post IPO high about two weeks ago. ...

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          24 hour in Stockholm   
Our January trip continues with a quick 24 hour trip to Stockholm. Well the entire trip was closer to two days if you factor in the flight time and the bus to and from both airports. This was our first time to a Scandinavian country, so it was worth the stress.

We stayed at the Anedin hostel on-board the M/S Birger Jarl, one of many boat hotels around Stockholm. It was moored near Slussen, Södermalm (where other cruise ships were moored as well) only 15 minutes walk from tourist island Gamla Stan, and also a short walk to the trendy district 'SoFo' in Södermalm. The cabin itself was small, though it does have its own en-suite bathroom and toilet.
As we were only in Stockholm for 24 hours, we knew that this was more or less an exploratory trip - one designed for us to get our bearings and to see if we like Stockholm enough to warrant a proper holiday there another time. We limited ourselves to the two islands, Gamla Stan and Södermalm, while also getting a metro pass to explore Stockholm's cavern metro system, which is dubbed the world's longest art exhibit.

One takeaway from the trip is this - Stockholm is ridiculously expensive. We spent about £120 over 24 hours, which included two trips to coffee shops and lunch at the Meatballs For the People restaurant in Södermalm (which is incredible - so do book off some time to visit), and a couple of souvenirs, metro tickets and tickets to a museum - which is only £30 less than our entire three night in Budapest we recently did this week. Unlike our Central European trip, drinking out is expensive as the Swedish government taxes alcohol heavily.
Despite being ridiculously cold (minus 20C in feels like temperature), we had loads of fun walking around Gamla Stan and the hilly Södermalm district, exploring the metro system and generally just wondering how Swedish people could walk around without wearing scarves. We will definitely plan another visit to Stockholm in the future as part of a larger Scandinavian trip.

Do:
  • Have lunch at the Meatballs For the People
  • Visit Monteliusvägen on the northbank of Södermalm for incredible panoramic view of Gamla Stan and Stockholm
  • Visit several Tunnelbana (T-bana) subway stations such as as Rådhuset, Solna Centrum, T-Centralen, Stadion, Kungsträdgården, Hötorget, Fridhemsplan
Do not:
  • Underestimate the high cost of living

          Six days from Berlin to Vienna (via Dresden and Prague)   
Petrin Hill
Early this January we spent six days and five nights visiting four cities in three countries in Central Europe. The budget for the entire trip was roughly £500, including tickets, hotels, attractions, transports, souvenirs, food and coffee. We flew easyjet, and because it was a post-Christmas/New Year period, tickets were as cheap as you can imagine (the entire return flights for both of us were cheaper than lunch for two at Hawksmoor, or a train trip to the North of England).

The itinerary were two nights in Berlin, followed by taking the train to Prague, but with a six hours stop in Dresden, a night in Prague, then the coach the following evening to Vienna (the coach trip takes the same time to get to Vienna as the train, but is significantly cheaper). Then it was two night in Vienna before we flew back to London.
Reichstag dome
Despite our modest budget, we still managed to snag a private room with en-suite shower room at the Generator Hostel in the so-called trendy Mitte district. Right beside a metro station, we are always minutes away from most attractions, including just two stops away from Brandenburg Gate. With only two nights in Berlin, we had to make a lot of it, but with its excellent metro system, we managed to cover a lot more than what we thought was possible, with plenty of spare time to seek out cafes in between sights.

The highlight of the trip was the Reichstag building. We had not prebooked ticket (silly us), so we had to queue outside in sub freezing temperature of -10C to get onto the reservation list for the following day. It was worth it. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of Norman Foster's City Hall in Southwark, London. The Reichstag dome, designed by Foster, is the precursor to City Hall. While not at architecturally as impressive as City Hall's sweeping spiral staircase (in my opinion), it is far grander. The contemporary dome is a stark contrast but also sympathetic to the classical architecture of the building.
Topography of Terror
I was no fan of the East Side Gallery, part of a stretch of the Berlin wall that has been dedicated to street art. This was mainly because many of the sections had barriers installed, in order to protect the artwork from being damaged by aspiring street artists, somewhat defeating the whole point of street art. It is probably worth seeing just to tick it out of your to-do list box, and to catch a glimpse of Theirry Noir there, but don't expect much in terms of street art aesthetics.

Another tourist trap I would recommend avoiding, or at least keeping your expectations in check, is Checkpoint Charlie. Checkpoint Charlie is the best known Berlin Wall crossing between the former East and West Berlin and are manned by people who would technically void your passport by stamping on them in exchange for some euros. Thankfully, the Topography of Terror museum is not a long walk away. Here, you will find an indoor and outdoor museum on the site of the Gestapo and SS's headquarter, as well as a well preserved part of the Berlin Wall.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin isn't a cheap city but it isn't expensive either. There were plenty of very good specialty coffee shops and bakeries serving the famous cinnamon buns (Zeit Für Brot). To top it off, we visited a local pub, Ständige Vertretung, for some incredible pork knuckles. We left Berlin in the early morning of the third day in love with this city, vowing to return again.

Dresden is a unique city. Much of the old town was destroyed in a controversial fire bombing during World War II when Germany was already losing. It has since been rebuild, with many buildings returning to its former pre-war glory. We spent six hours in Dresden, which allowed us plenty of time to at least take in the exterior sights of the old town. We discovered a Saxon market called Stallhof, which reminded me a lot of Dragon Quest VIII.
Fürstenzug: Procession of Princes
Prague is located two hours away from Dresden and is a charming small city. We stayed at a dodgy hotel in the new town, which I will not name. The following morning we went to the coach station and left our suitcase at the left luggage before exploring the city. The old town, with its cobbled stones reminded me a lot of York in Britain, though its much better preserved. The astronomical clock was neat, though much smaller than I imagined it would be and thus a disappointment (I can't fault the craftmanship), though the view from the old town hall above it is worth the climb (or the lift ride if you fancy).

We had brunch at the famous Cafe Savoy across the river and while it didn't blew my mind, the setting was nice and certainly much more affordable than say having brunch at the Savoy in London, even comparatively. From there we wondered through a snowed up Petrin Park up to numerous hills on route to Prague Castle, a definite must-do to any self confessed travelers.
Prague old town square
After a couple of hours on site, we walked our way back to the old town via Charles Bridge, admiring the various sculptures. It was a cold January and yet the bridge was heaving with tourists. I can't imagine how it would be like during the peak summer months. Prague has a very mature scene for specialty coffee shops, and the one cafe, Tricafe, we did stop for coffee did not disappoint. In fact we met a couple of Aussies on a month long tour of Europe who loved the coffee here, and we know Aussies are the masters of all things coffee.

The coach journey to Vienna was uneventful, up to the point where we were unceremoniously evicted at an empty coach station next to an empty stadium with not a fast food outlet in sight, our stomach complaining after the four hour journey. Our hotel in Vienna is the Mieninger Hostel (we paid for private room with en-suite), in a very quiet part of inner Vienna. So quiet in fact that when we went out to look for food, the only thing we found after 30 minutes of walking was a dodgy Indian restaurant where the chef was preparing the food with a cigarette in his mouth. Thankfully the hostel has a small kitchenette.
Vienna Staatsoper (State Opera)
In any case, Vienna is just like any cities in Europe, a very well preserved central district surrounded by inner city shabbiness. Breakfast was had at a small takeaway coffee shop (Kaffeekuche) at the subway station (very good coffee and toasted sandwich), and lunch at the Palmhouse restaurant. My partner had a Viennese schnitzel, while I had a pasta and Viennese potato from the lunch menu which turned out so much better than a typical schnitzel and cheaper too. (takeaway tip: when a restaurant in mainland Europe offers a lunch menu - take it) For dinner we had fladen, a kind of pita-like flat bread with fillings inside, in Kolar, a lovely small pub tucked away where only locals knows about (thank you Foursquare, once again!).

With food out of the way, we did the whole typical check the box list thing for Vienna, including a visit to the Staatsoper (State Opera) to watch Beethoven's Fidelio (standing tickets for 4 Euros - be warned that not everyone can do this - a young tourist actually fainted while we were there), Schönbrunn Palace (definitely worth paying to enter the palace), Hofburg Palace, Belvedere, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hundertwasserhaus (which isn't quite worth going if you are on a short trip, as you can't actually enter the building). We did not do the Spanish Riding School, having been warned of being 'rip-offed'.
Gasometer
Perhaps the best hidden gem for fans of architecture is the Gasometer in the outskirts of the inner city. The Gasometers are four former gas tanks, that has since been converted into commercial and residential use. London is attempting something similar with Battersea Power Station, except that almost everything there are being build for foreign investors who doesn't even know the area - hardly the kind of place you would want to call home. Where as, at the Gasometer, we were surprised to find a whole community inside - a city within a city. School, shops, restaurants and other commercial units resides on the ground level while the residential units circle around facade of the old gas tanks.

This was always going to be a taster trip, and six days is far too short to appreciate everything these cities has to offer. But we still had loads of fun. Berlin is perhaps my favourite city of these four, being closest to London in terms of comfort and being the least touristy. Its history meant that Berlin had an eclectic range of architecture style, with gloomy Soviet style tower blocks next to colourful modernity. Until next time.

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          Top Customer Marketing Trends to Look Out for This Year   

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          Expert eCommerce Tips on Optimizing the Customer Journey   

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          Homosexuality and Religion   

Disclaimer: In this article, for the sake of simplicity and consistency, we will be using the term “homosexual” as a blanket term to represent all queer, bisexual, pansexual, questioning, and other non-heterosexual orientations. If you would like to learn more, you can read our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity article. If you need resources or support, you can visit our Support Groups and Organizations page, as well as our Resources page.

Religion and sexual orientation have historically appeared to clash. For centuries, “the religious condemnation of homosexual acts, and even homosexual persons, was unquestioned.”1 In the United States, regular participation in organized worship has proven to be the strongest demographic predictor of whether a person disapproves of homosexuality or not.1 The relationship between religions and homosexuality is complex and has fluctuated immensely throughout time. Every faith holds a unique view on sexuality that has come to shape how we perceive sex. Oftentimes, these convictions are adjusted as we adapt to the diversity of sexual expressions in the world.

Religious Approaches to Homosexuality

There are three primary stances on homosexuality in regards to religion:

  1. Rejectionism
  2. “Love the sinner, hate the sin”
  3. Full acceptance1

Rejectionism

Rejectionism is a system of belief that entirely objects to the idea that homosexuals deserve equal rights. This belief is held by Judeo-Christian denominations that embrace a more fundamental, Biblical interpretation of sexuality, as well as many predominantly Islamic nations. Some countries and belief systems punish homosexuality by sentencing those caught engaging in homosexual practices to death or torture. These states of Yemen, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates all have legislation that criminalizes homosexuality.2 Rejectionist philosophy widely varies among its proponents on its stance on sexual orientation being a choice. The religious sects and individuals that utilize prayer-based conversion to “cure” gay people of their affliction believe that homosexuality is a choice and that, with enough guidance, can be reversed.3 The rejectionist philosophy asserts that homosexuals can be forgiven by God only after sincere efforts to repent for the sin of their sexual orientation.

“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”

“Love the sinner, hate the sin” holds that LGBTQ people should be regarded an with equal amount of respect; however, homosexual behaviors are not tolerated. This modified rejectionism perspective accepts that sexuality cannot be changed but states that one can only be obedient to a higher power as long as they abstain from acting on their desires.

Full Acceptance

The full acceptance approach asserts that queer people are entitled to all of the same civil and social rights as their heterosexual counterparts. This ideology asserts that homosexuality is not a sin and that LGBTQ people are accepted by God just as their heterosexual counterparts are.

Churches have even been created under this egalitarian ideal of full acceptance. Reverend Troy Perry founded the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1968 as a part of his coming out process in his book: The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I’m Gay.  The advent of this Church signaled to how inclusive spirituality can be. The Metropolitan Community Church identifies as a “global movement of spiritually and sexually diverse people who are fully awake to God’s enduring love.”4 The language used is clear: God accepts sexual diversity. Since its founding, the MCC has attempted to spread their full acceptance position to greater society, applying it not only to sexual diversity, but also racial and gender diversity as well.

Similar to the Universal Fellowship, most religions have subgroups of queer-identified members. People are able to straddle the boundary between faith and sexuality by building a community and participating in support groups within each faith that acknowledge gay identities and affirm the normalcy of religious queer people.

Discrimination Against Homosexuals

For centuries, legislation has tried to restrict sexual acts like sodomy and polygamy. The United States, for example, had laws against sodomy in most states up until the 20th century and still outlaws polygamy.2 Such harsh ordinances often stem from strict religious practices that advocate celibacy, monogamy, and heterosexuality. This emphasis on piousness has consequently created a hierarchy of purity where normal and healthy sex is defined as heterosexual, married, monogamous, and intended for reproduction. As a result, polyamorous and homosexual sex, as well as sex outside of marriage, have been labeled as abnormal, repulsive, and something that should be punished by law.  These notions of “normalcy” are based on documents written centuries and millennia ago when mankind lacked a complete understanding of the wide spectrum of sexuality. As our world progresses, more people now appreciate that all forms of sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationships are natural and healthy, and that they should be treated equally under the law. Unfortunately, many people and governments still fail to accept this, leading to the continued discrimination against LGBTQ people. Although many religious groups have negative attitudes toward homosexuality, some people use their religious beliefs as an excuse for their own homophobia. These people are intolerant of homosexuality regardless of their spiritual views, but their religion can provide justification for their hateful and discriminatory attitudes against LGBTQ people.

Some ministries offer prayer-based conversion, or “praying the gay away.” This strategy asserts that meditation, prayer, and repentance can change one’s sexual orientation. However, in 2009 the American Psychological Association concluded that there is zero evidence of success of any conversion treatment and that many may actually be harmful, causing increased signs of depression and thoughts of suicide).5

Individuals who fall outside of this traditional box —including unmarried, polyamourous, or queer-identified people—may feel anxious about the fact that their sexuality does not perfectly align with these spiritual mandates. Some individuals feel torn between the morals and rules they were raised with and who they are. When a great deal of one’s ethics are based on their faith, it may directly conflict with their identity as a nonvirgin, queer, or polyamorous individual. Mitigating tensions between religion and sexuality can be difficult, but knowing that gay and religious identities can coexist in harmony can be helpful. It is completely possible to be devout and sexually active, queer, or polyamorous. Though an individual may not follow their religious doctrines down to the last word in terms of sexuality, one can still structure their life around the premises of respect and love that are the foundation for many faiths around the world.

Major Religions’ Approaches to Homosexuality

Different religions have taken a wide range of perspectives on sexuality. Here, we explore some of the most well-known religions across the world.

Christianity

Christianity is one of the religions that has had the most prominent and outspoken views on homosexuality. A letter from the Corinthians taken from the New Testament of the Bible succinctly sums up how some Christian denominations choose to view sexuality: “Because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband” (7:2).6 This conservative discourse has brought about a large part of the limitations and stigmas that revolve around sexuality in many Western societies today. Christianity has emphasized a need to be chaste and has labeled those who do not abide as sinners. Homosexual couples, therefore, are excluded from the sacrament of matrimony. In spite of this, Christianity encapsulates a wide variety of views. There are many diverse groups and individuals who belong to the Christian faith and they all have their own views. For example, the highest authority of the Catholic faith, the Pope, has opinions that are distinct from his predecessors. Pope Francis has publicly stated that he does not judge gay people if they maintain their faith, despite the Catholic Church’s history of disapproval of homosexuality.7

Judaism

Jewish views on homosexuality are found mainly in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sexuality is portrayed as “a gift to be used responsibly and in obedience to God’s will.”3 Pervasive themes include the importance of intimacy and procreation in a relationship between a male and a female. Infidelity and polygyny (when a man has more than one wife) are scorned. This is because the Canaanites, an early sect of Judaism and rival of the Israelites, openly practiced mating rituals and temple prostitution in their culture. Considering that the Canaanites and Israelites were enemies, Jewish law began to regulate any foreign sexual behavior like homosexuality. Sexual variation was seen as a threat to group harmony. Queer individuals still struggle with full acceptance in this faith.8

Islam

There is a great deal of variety in the Islamic faith regarding homosexuality, mainly due to the fact that Muslims do not have a single, central source of authority (like the Pope, for example). As a polylithic (consisting of many different facets) faith, it allows for a diverse range of beliefs. In general, Muslim texts take a much more sex-positive stance than most. Sexuality is first and foremost a mechanism for pleasure, and secondarily a means of reproduction (which is quite the opposite of Catholicism). Intercourse in marriage is considered the highest good of human life.3 Both polygyny (marriage between a man and multiple wives) and concubinage (the practice of having a woman who lives with a man but has lower status than his wife) are sanctioned by Islam; even the Prophet Muhammad had several wives. Muslims do not follow celibacy, or refraining from sexual activity until marriage.9

Unfortunately, this sex positivity does not extend to queer Islamic people. The central religious text of Islam, the Quran, alludes to homosexuality in the form of a biblical story of the “people of Lot.” The people of Lot engaged in homosexual behaviors and were punished by a natural disaster that destroyed the entire group.9 Beyond this biblical tale, the Prophet Muhammad was known for his disapproval of homosexuality, although he was never documented as punishing anyone for it.10  

Hinduism

Hinduism, on the other hand, does not treat homosexuality as a sin. It recognizes that each human has their own individual romantic and sexual attraction, and does not discriminate based on same-sex partnership. In Hindu society, homosexuality is regarded as one of many possible expressions of human desire.1 This refreshing take on sexuality has empowered many who believe in a higher power but have not felt that their religion adequately encompasses their orientation. There are four themes that permeate the religion. Kama, the pursuit of pleasure, is one of these. This is where the origins of the Kama Sutra lay, which is a piece of literature written on the achievement of sexual pleasure. The Kama Sutra demonstrates the sex-positive nature of this religion.2 Many Hindu temples display carvings of both men and women engaging in homosexual sex. Furthermore, Hindu philosophy recognizes the existence of a third gender, one in which people embody a mixture of masculinity and femininity. This third gender, or hijra, is granted semi-divine status and epitomizes the tolerance that permeates Hinduism.11

Buddhism

There is little discussion on the matter of sex in the teachings of Buddha; instead, most publications focus on enlightenment. There are several paths to enlightenment and sexual expression constitutes one of these. Tantric Buddhism, one of the three primary branches of the faith, says that “Sexual union epitomizes the essential unity of all things by the joining of energy.”1 It does not specify the gender of each partner and thus does not explicitly condemn homosexuality. Rather, it merely preaches against sexual misconduct such as adultery and nonconsensual acts.

Classic Greek Philosophy

In classic Greek philosophy, sex was not viewed as inherently evil. In fact, it was an activity celebrated amongst the gods in ancient texts. Pederasty—a sexual relationship between an older gentleman and a younger man—was celebrated in ancient Greece and well-represented in the culture. It was seen as a rite of passage to military life. A myth from classic Greek philosophy tells the story of how Zeus abducted Ganymede, a hero from Troy, and engaged in homosexual relations with him. Both Aristotle and Pindar recognized pederasty as a way of mentorship for young boys in becoming a man. Homosexual behaviors like pederasty are documented as early as the 5th and 4th century BCE, highlighting how natural and accepted these acts were in society.3

Increasing Acceptance of Homosexuality Within Major Religions

Despite many religious groups’ institutional disapproval of homosexuality, there has been major progress in increasing acceptance of homosexuals and homosexual behavior, particularly in the Christian and Catholic faiths. Current trends in Christianity point toward homosexuals becoming more accepted and included in the community. These trends are the result of behavioral science and society re-defining what is normal and natural (i.e. homosexuality is a perfectly normal and healthy sexual identity and form of expression).3 Although the Church still views sex as a means of procreation first and foremost, ideas of sex as a means to pleasure and intimacy have been surfacing, leading to Christianity accepting more diverse forms of sexuality.

The Catholic Church has also undergone some changes leading to an increased acceptance of homosexuality namely due to the influence of Pope Francis. In September of 2013, Pope Francis stated “If someone is gay and searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”7 This statement stands in direct contradiction to the Church’s previous attitudes toward homosexuality. In fact, the previous year, Pope Benedict XVI publicly announced that gay marriage was a threat to global peace.7 Pope Francis’ relative lack of judgment of homosexuals is the largest stride toward full acceptance the Catholic Church has ever made, and hopefully will only lead to more accepting attitudes in the future.

The Episcopal Church has moved to allow its clergy to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies after modifying the church’s definition of marriage by changing the language from “man and woman” to “couple.”12 Additionally, the Presbyterian Church voted to formally sanction same-sex marriage in 2015.13

Concluding Remarks

Just as there are countless diverse religions and belief systems, there are also countless different religious outlooks on homosexuality. Although many of these outlooks may seem to be discriminatory or “anti-gay,” many religious institutions are re-examining and modifying their stance on homosexuality in order to be more inclusive and adaptable to modern sexuality in all its expressions.

Integrating gay identity with other intersectional identities like religion and culture may require some time, but it can be an extremely fulfilling and successful process. Slow but steady progress is being made as the relationship between sexuality and religion continues to evolve. A person does not need to choose between their faith and their religion. Religion and sexuality are two extremely important facets of an individual’s identity and the two can coexist peacefully and provide immense personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

References

1. Baldwin, Janice and Baldwin, John. Topics in Sexuality: Advanced Studies. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2012.

2. Bearak, Max and Cameron, Darla. Here are the 10 Countries Where Homosexuality May Be Punished By Death. The Washington Post, 2016.

3. Levay, Simon, Baldwin, Janice and Baldwin, John. Discovering Human Sexuality Second Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2012.

4. Metropolitan Community Churches: Vision Statement. MCCChurch.org, 2013.

5. American Psychological Association. Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts, 2009.

6. The Holy Bible: King James Version. Hendrickson Publishers, 2004.

7. Hale, J. Christopher. The Pope Francis Statement That Changed the Church on LGBT Issues. Time Magazine, 2015.

8. Rich, Tracey R. Jewish Attitudes Toward Sexuality. JewFAQ.org, 2011.

9. Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab. Sexuality in Islam. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.

10. Akyol, Mustafa. What Does Islam Say About Being Gay? The New York Times, 2015.

11. Khaleeli, Homa. Hijra: India’s Third Gender Claims Its Place in Law. The Guardian, 2014.

12. Conger, George. The Episcopal Church Approves Religious Weddings for Gay Couples After Controversial Debate. The Washington Post, 2015.

13. What Same-Sex Marriage Means to Presbyterians. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2015.

Last Updated: 17 February 2017.

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          Double Neck Guitars   
The first multi-neck guitars were more than likely harp guitars. These instruments sometimes had an additional neck used to attach the bass strings, harp or sympathetic string and the tuning pegs.  
The earliest example of a true double neck guitar is from the year 1690. A guitar of that era, small by today’s standards, was built by luthier Alexandre Voboam of Paris. This unique guitar had a smaller sized guitar jutting out of the instruments lower portion. Both guitars/necks had five courses of gut strings; however the smaller guitar/neck was tuned to a higher pitch. This allowed the player to play in a low key or a high key and use similar fingerings.


Harp guitars and other multi-neck instruments were not produced on a large scale until the late 19th Century. These were instruments that allowed an individual player the ability to produce a much broader sound due to the addition of bass strings or sympathetic strings. 



The sympathetic stringswere not strummed or plucked, but naturally made sound based on the vibrations of the fingered strings.  There were few mandolin/guitar combinations produced in this era that allowed the player to change instruments during a song or saved them from having to carry two different instruments. Plus a double neck guitar looks great on stage.


One impetus that may have caused the creation of double neck guitars was the rise of interest in the steel or Hawaiian guitar.  

During the late 18th Century, Spanish speaking Mexican cowboys arrived in Hawaii bringing with them their guitars. The arrival of the guitar in Hawaiicould also be attributed to missionaries. 


Hawaiians took to the instrument andmade the guitar their own by tuning it differently and often to open chords.  

As the years progressed, we can turn to the early 20th Century when Hawaiian music became popular inthe United States

During this fad, guitar companies including Martin built instruments that were meant to be played on a persons lap. Instead of fingering chords and notes these guitars were played by use of a metal bar pressed against the strings.  It wasn’t too long before the lap steel became electrified.


Since a lap steel player was limited to keys within the open chord which the instrument was tuned, the obvious answer was to add another neck that was tuned to a different chord. By the 1920’s and 1930’s folks like Alvino Rey were playing multi neck electric steel guitars with popular orchestras. Rey had Gibson Guitars build a double neck steel guitar for him and not long after he was playing three and four necksteel guitars.

During the era of World War II, much of the guitar building business was halted as manufacturers turned their attention and fabrication to building weapons and vehicles for the United States armed forces.  


By the end of the war, Leo Fender had his own radio and television business in California.  He also repaired guitar amplifiers. 




It was not long before he realized a profit could be made by building amplifiers forthe electric steel guitar players from nearby Los Angeles and the surrounding area.  He teamed up with his friend, Clayton “Doc” Kauffmann who had worked for Rickenbacker Guitars. The two men began designing and building steel guitars, and electronic pickups.  

Traveling musicians stopped by and provided ideas of their needs. Fender went on to build two and three neck steel guitars, before turning attention to the electric Spanish guitar.


Meanwhile in another part of California, motorcycle enthusiast, Paul Bigsby, was casting his own parts for his bike. He began building his own version of the electric Spanish guitar. Though his instruments may have looked like solid body instruments, they were actually hollow to hold the wiring. Bigsby also built a vibrato unit that gave players an added dimension to their sound. His version of the guitar vibrato was built out of motorcycle parts including piston springs.






Guitarist Grady Martin asked Bigsby to build him a guitar that also had a mandolin-like neck. What resulted was an instrument which had a guitar neck, with three pickups and a Bigsby vibrato and a smaller neck with six individual strings tuned an octave higher. It wasn't a mandolin, as the strings were individual and not in courses, but itdid give Martin a unique sound

Apparently Grady Martin’s Bigsby Double Neck was not the first that Paul Bigsby built. He built at least six double neck instruments. In those days, production records were at best sketchy.


$266 K Bigsby

It is worth noting that recently a 1949 Bigsby guitar sold at auction for over a quarter of a million dollars.

One of Bigsby’s employee’s was Semie Moseley. This is the same Semie 
Moseley that went into business in a Bakersfield Californiagarage, building his own brand and naming it Mosrite Guitars. 


Around this same time, the early 1950’s, Joe Maphis was a popular Country and Western guitarist and was a regular performer on a television show produced out of Los Angeles called TownHall Party. Maphis’ style was playing blazing fast arpeggios on the guitar. 
Semie Moseley struck up a friendship with Joe Maphis and his wife Rose. Rose Maphis played rhythm guitar with her husband.  Moseley built several beautiful personalized double neck guitars for Maphis. He even took Rose’s Martin guitar and customized it with a handmade Mosrite neck and he added a fancy large pickguard to the dreadnoughts body.

The exposure Maphis brought to Mosrite guitars paid off big time. A similar double neck instrument was custom made for pint-sized Larry Collins who was Maphis’ protégé and could match Joe note for note. All of the early double neck guitars Semie Moseley made had a guitar neck and an octave guitar neck.



Moseley did create one triple neck guitar in 1954. This instrument included a guitar neck, an octave guitar neck and a mandolin neck. 
While on that subject, it is possible that Doc Kauffmann, who was Leo Fender’s long time business partner might have built a triple neck guitar under the brand Kremo Kustom. It is known that Kauffmann didbuild some guitars using that brand name.
Another builder was a South Carolina fellow named Pee Wee Melton. He built a triple neck guitar for himself, but later sold it to Johnny Meeks. Meeks claim to fame was as one of the guitarist who played for Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps. It was an attention-getter. Meeks eventually sold the guitar to Vincent. 

But here I am digressing from the topic of double neck guitars.


In the mid 1960’s when Semie Moseley’s Mosrite Guitar Company was doing a brisk business, the company did offer a production twelve/six string double neck guitar for sale to the public. This guitar featured a twelve string neck on the guitars top and a six string neck underneath. Both sported twin Mosrite single coil pickups with black covers. The twelve string utilized Mosrite’s version of tune-o-matic bridge and the strings were anchored onto a chromed bar held into the body by three wood screws. 

The six string neck featured Mosrite’s classic vibramute vibrato. The necks had micro-dot position markers on the rosewood fretboard. All Mosrites had a zero fret. These guitars were offered in various colors, with the most popular being sunburst.



Hallmark Guitars are stillin business. This company was started by Joe Hall. This story about Hall’s relationship with Semie Moseley is very interesting. He had asked Semie to build him a guitar. Somehow Hall wound up working at Mosrite and learned to build guitars using Semie’s methods.

Joe Hall left Moseley’s employment and building guitars under his own brand, that bore Mosrite traits. Hall’s most popular model was called the Swept Wing. 

I do not know how many double necks he built. This guitar was specially built for Deke Dickerson.

After Moseley and Bigsby’s creations, it was not too long before other guitar companies began to eyeball the prospect of making double neck guitars.


One of the first that I came across was Carvin Guitars of California. Lowell C. Kiesel’s company first offered double necked electric guitars in their 1959 catalog. Long before the internet this company based their sales on catalogs. They still do. I recall ordering a Carvin catalog around 1963. What I received was a very plain document with black and white pictures of the guitars, guitar kits and amplifiers that Carvin offered. 

I also received a typewritten page of price updates. During the early days of Carvin some of the guitars featured necks and bodies made by the Hofner Company of Germany.


Their first double neck offering was a guitar and bass. The necks were the same length, so the bass was short scale. The body was made of maple. The guitar had twin single coil pickups that were about the size of P-90’s, while the bass had just one pickup. 

Their other double neck was a guitar and an eight string mandolin combination that came with a similar set up. These guitars were very plain and had a natural finish. The small bodies on these guitars were unusual  

These styles were offered through 1967.

By 1968, the Carvin double neck had more of a guitar shaped body with necks probably imported from Hofner. By 1971, the guitar neck was similar, but the bass neck had a more refined headstock. In 1972, Carvin changed the shape of the twelve/six model.   
It was in 1976 that the Carvin double neck guitar had a body that looked more like a small Les Paul. The necks were bound and topped with an ebony fretboard. The large rectangular position markers were made of mother-of-toilet seat. The humbucking pickups came with a chrome cover. The 1978 catalog shows a similar body with open humbucking pickups. 


These instruments looked more like the guitars that we now associate with the Carvin Company. 

By 1979 the double neck was no longer offered. By 1980, the double neck was back with a new improved shape.  

In 1990-91 Carvin offered a twelve/six model. Both had pointy headstocks and tuner on one side. By 199, Carvin discontinued their line of double neck guitars as a standard option.
Jimmy Bryant was a well known guitarist in the 1950’s.  Much like Maphis, Bryant’s style was fast, but more in the jazz and swing realm. Early on Bryant was one of the first Fender endorsers playing a Fender Broadcaster. But he was looking for a new sound and came upon a guitar builder from Springfield Missourithat was building guitars under the name Stratosphere Guitar Company.  


They built a Six and Twelve String double neck for Bryant. He used this guitar throughout his career. The Stratosphereguitar was rather unusual looking. It sported the maple twelve string neck on top and the maple six string neck underneath. Oddly, the headstocks for both necks were slotted. The body was offset and small. There were two single coil pickups for each neck. The neck pickups were parallel and the bridge pickups were slightly slanted. 

Both necks had steel offset bridges and stop plates to attach the strings. A switch was near the stop plates that allowed the player to switch the necks on or off. There were two sets of controls, volume and tone for each neck as well as selector switches. There is also a slider switch on the lower side of the instrument.  

Bryant tuned the six string neck in a normal manner; however, he tuned the twelve string neck to major and minor thirds.


1958 was a risky year for Gibson guitars. This was the year they introduced their ‘Future guitars’ lineup which included the Flying Vee, the Explorer and the elusive Futurama. But Gibson spotted the double neck trend and jumped into the market with two different double neck guitars.

The first was called the Double Twelve. This was later designated the EDS-1275 (Electric Double Spanish.) 

The Double Twelve was a beautiful instrument. The body on these instruments was different than the SG shape we associate with the EDS-1275. The Double Twelve came with two humbucking pickups per neck. 


A switch near the bridge plate provided the option of switching the electronics to either neck. The electronics were two volume and two tone controls and a pickup selector switch that controlled the pickups on either neck. The twelve string neck was on top with the six string neck on the bottom. In my opinion this was possibly the finest looking of all the twelve string double necks. The double cutaway body was thicker than the SG and it was bound in white trim.


The company also offered the Double Mandolin. This later was named the EMS-1275 (Electric Mandolin Spanish). This was similar to the double necks that Moseley and Bigsby had made in that it came with a guitar neck and an octave guitar neck. The guitar neck sported twin humbuckers, while the mandolin neck only had a single humbucker. Once again, the body shape was much different than the SG shape. 

The controls for each neck were mounted on the lower bout under each neck. Both featured a single volume and tone control per neck. The switches were mounted near the string stop plate. The one for the guitar side controlled the neck and bridge pickups, while the switch mounted near the octave guitar neck controlled which neck was active. This instruments body was also bound in white trim.


1965 EDS 1275
It was in 1962-63 both of these double neck instruments were reinvented using the SG shape. Gibson also added EBS-1250 to the line up. This was a combination of a six string guitar and a four string bass guitar. The bass guitar came with a built-in fuzztone. This line up was offered through 1967, with the double bass being offered through 1968.
The EDS-1275 was revived in 1974 and offered through 1998. The Nashville factory continued to build the EDS-1275 through 2003. The Gibson Custom Shop began building the EDS-1275 in 2006. 


The Epiphone version has been available for many years under the model G-1275. I believe the initial models sold under the Epiphone brand had bolt-on necks. The current production model comes with set necks.



1963 Danelectro

Nate Daniels had been building amps since 1948. His amplifiers were mainly sold through catalog companies such as Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Wards. 

It was not until 1956 that he introduced the Danelectro line of guitars. 



Danelectro entered the double neck market with its 1959 advertisement of Stan and Dan; two clean-cut young men of the day both decked out with white shirts, Hagar slacks and DanelectroShorthorn double neck guitars. The top neck was a six string guitar and the bottom neck was a bass guitar. 


While the guitar was a normal 24.75” scale with 21 frets, the bass had a short scale of 29.5” with only 15 frets. The Danelectro double neck was also available as a six string guitar and six string baritone guitar. 

As usual, both necks had two Dano lipstick pickups. 


The Masonite Danelectros lasted until 1966 when Daniels sold the company.  In 1998 the company was resurrected under new ownership. This company made guitars through 2001.  They offered two versions of the double neck. One was a six/twelve string model and the other was a six string guitar and a six string baritone guitar. Both were nice instruments with a great price. 

Danelectro guitars looked cheap, but sounded great and were used on countless recordings.


In 1961 Gretsch Guitars was looking for new ideas and came up with the Gretsch Bikini Guitar. This was one very odd concept. It was sold as a guitar or a bass guitar or as a double neck bass and guitar. The neck/pickup/bridge unit was mounted so it could slide out of the body. The body had a hinged back and could be folded down the middle. The player could fold back the body of the separate instruments and combine them into a double neck. This was one of those gems that looked good in theory, but was not at all practical.

This is a Gretsch Anniversary double neck. Gretsch currently offers a guitar/baritone guitar doubleneck.

After the British Invasion a flood of Japanese and Korean made guitars arrived in the United States. As you may have guessed some of these were double neck guitars. Greco/Kawai was a Korean manufacturer. This is a 1968 Bass/Guitar double neck.
This is a 1970 Aria copy of a Gibson double neck.

I have noted that some early Carvin guitars were made of Hofner parts. Note the similarity between this Hofner double neck from the very early 1970’s and Carvin’s double neck of the same era.
Another German guitar manufacturer named Hoyer built this 1970’s model.

Rickenbacker built and offered several models of double neck guitars including a bass/six string using their 4001 template and a twelve/six string using their 360 design.
The B.C. Rich, Ibanez and Kramer guitar companies have all built special order guitars for artists, such as Eddie Van Halen, Michael Angleo Batio, and Dave Mustaine. 


Often these guitars have two six string necks and are played by using the tapping method.
There were and are a few companies that make acoustic double neck guitars. For years Ovation guitars offered a twelve/six model. This is now made offshore under their Celebrity brand.

1979 Yairi DY 87

Around 1979 Yairi guitars offered the model DY 87. This was a wonderful guitar. It sounds great and very easy on the fingers. 


In the late 1990's, the Washburn Guitar Company offered a twelve / six string guitar designated the model EA220 six/twelve string guitar in
their Festival Series.


I have recently profiled Blueberry Guitars. They make some fine instruments with intricate inlay and wood carving designs. All their guitars are handmade. 




They offer several double neck models which include a six / twelve string guitar, a double neck with two six string necks and fan frets, as well as a six string / 4 string acoustic bass guitar. Blueberry does not sell it’s instruments in stores. Business is done only online. 



A group of player with  their
Terry Neil McArrthur Double necks

Terry Neil McArthur is a luthier that has been around for a while building double neck guitars in the style of Semie Moseley. He has built instruments for many, many players including Deke Dickerson. He sure makes some beautiful handmade guitars.

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Here is a Martin Double Neck Guitar made by their custom shop.







The clip below will give a better understanding of Jimmy Bryants odd 12 string tuning on his Stratosphere double neck. On the 12 string neck each string has two pitches that mimic the sound of two guitars. A guitarist today could use a harmonizer for the same effect. In 1956 that technology did not exist.


          Mini Acoustic Guitars   
Ever since the origins of the modern guitar in the 18th century, the instrument has been available in various sizes. Antonio d Torres gave the modern classical guitar its form as we know it today. The modern classical guitar has a scale of 648 to 650 mm, which is roughly 26 inches. Full size electric guitars have a slightly shorter scale. Most Fender instruments are 25 1/2” while Gibson has maintained the 24 1/2” scale.



Sizes of Classical Guitars

Classic guitar builders have offered guitars that are 1/4 sized, 1/2 sized, 3/4 sized, and full size for players of different ages and differing physiques.



1830 Stauffer Terz


In the 1930’s C.F. Martin introduced the Terz guitar. It was based on the size of the Terz or Treble classical guitar. Joseph Stauffer, from whom C.F. Martin senior learned his craft, had built Terz guitars. So it would stand to reason Martin would continue the tradition.





Martin 5-18 Terz Guitar


The Martin Terz was a 3/4 scale guitar and offered in different styles. The 5-18 was probably the most popular. Marty Robbins used his on stage. This guitar was designed to be tuned three frets above standard pitch.





1937 Gibson L-00


In 1932 Gibson introduce the L-00 Flat top guitar. This was a small bodied instrument, and one of the nicer versions of the L series. By 1937, Gibson offered this model in a 3/4 sized option.





1950 Gibson LG-2 3/4 size

In 1933 Gibson had also introduced the very fancy LC model in a 3/4 sized version. In 1942 Gibson offered the LG-2 and by 1949 it was available in a 3/4 size version. This is the guitar that Arlo Guthrie favors.


Arlo Guthrie LG-2 

In 2002 Gibson decided to reintroduce this very model when Arlo Guthrie contacted Gibson’s craftsmen to ask for help In reconstructing a guitar that his father Woody had given him as a present. After painstakingly rebuilding the instrument, Gibson decided to offer the same guitar to the public as the Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4. This list price was $2079, but they are available for much less.


Back in 1945, following the World War II, Harmony guitars of Chicago was back in business and reintroduced The Stella guitar. Stella had been a brand offered as far back as 1899 by the Oscar Schmidt Company. When the company went bankrupt in the 1930’s, Harmony guitars stepped in a acquired their assets.

Harmony "Stella"  H929

The 3/4 sized Stella H929 was in the line up from 1945 through 1970 and was popular as a student model. The guitar was made mainly from birch and used all solid woods. It was ladder braced. Despite being 3/4 sized, it still had a 24 1/2” scale.





Bob Taylor working on a guitar
Bob Taylor was working for a small guitar manufacturing business in 1972 when he was only 18 years old. Within two years, Bob, and co-workers Kurt Listig, and Steve Schemmer bought the company. They needed a band name to put on the guitars.

Schemmer Guitars and Listig Guitar did not seem to sound as marketable as Taylor Guitars. So Taylor Guitar it was. None of the men had studied Martin’s guitar making techniques, so their ideas were fresh and had a new approach. By 1983 Taylor and Listig bought out Schemmer’s stake in the company.

1996 Baby Taylor (Baby on head stock)

Back in 1996, at a time when most of us were interesting only in dreadnought sized guitars,  the Baby Taylor made its debut and starts a new trend in guitar manufacturing.


Baby Taylor neck
Taylor Guitars had already come up with an interesting concept in its bolt-on neck, which utilized precision cut spacers and bolts to attach the neck to the guitars body, which made neck adjustments quick and painless and this same process was applied to the Baby Taylor.

The instruments heelless neck attaches to the guitars body by means of two screws that are flush with the fretboard and located between the 15th and 16th fret.

Baby Taylor arched back
The guitars back and sides are made of 3 layers of laminated sapele wood and the instruments back is slightly arched. Other guitar companies, such as Guild, Framus, and Gibson, have used this same method of arching the back through heated pressing for strength, so the back requires no internal back bracing.

The guitars top is made of solid Sitka spruce. Black matte veneer covers the headstock that bears the decal with the Taylor logo.

The guitar comes with its own gig bag.

Taylor Swift Baby Taylor

The Baby Taylor has a 22 3/4” scale on its diminutive 15 3/4” by 12 1/2” body. The guitar was an instant hit and notice was taken by many other guitar manufacturers. The first year offered the Baby Taylor sold over 1,000 units. Sales of the tiny guitar increased from there.




Martin guitars offered the Backpacker around 1993. Chris Martin IV had visited luthier Robert McNally’s booth at the 1993 NAMM convention where the luthier was displaying his 3 string Strumstick.

Bob McNally with a Strumstick
The original instrument was based on the mountain lap dulcimer, but was meant to be played like a guitar. A deal was struck up at this show for 5,000 units to be made. The neck was changed to a six string guitar design and it was dubbed The Backpacker.


1995 Martin Backpacker


Although the guitar did not have the greatest tone or volume, its compact size, and durability made it successful. The Backpacker was even taken into outer space by one of the astronauts.








Martin 5-15 & Backpacker

The design changed in 2002 when the instruments body was enlarged to enhance the tone and make the instrument easier to hold. Martin has also offered this same instrument with nylon strings, and a mandolin, and ukulele version.





Martin LXM
In 2003 Martin took the concept of a small guitar a step further a with the introduction of the Martin LXM. The LXM or Little Martin is designed as a modified 0-14 fret tenor Martin shape. The scale is 23’ in length. The entire guitar is constructed of high-pressure-laminate or HPL, which is essentially the same process used for making Formica. The neck on the Little Martin is made of Rust birch laminate. The fretboard is constructed of black Micarta, while the nut is made of white Corian. The saddle is made of white Tusq. The tuners are made by Gotoh.

Martin LXME


The original version was only offered as an acoustic instrument. Later on the LXME came with Fishman transducers and Mini Q electronics. The LXM models all come with a gig bag.






Martin LX1



The Martin LX1 is the same style of guitar, but it has a solid Sitka spruce top.








LX1E Ed Sheeran model

Ed Sheeran began his busking career using a Little Martin and Martin guitars offers the Ed Sheeran X signature series LX size guitar with built-in Fishman Isys T electronics.


Martin LX1e


Martin also makes the LX1e electric acoustic models, which feature a solid spruce top.









2013 Taylor GS Mini
In July of 2013 Taylor Guitars introduced the GS Mini guitar. After experimenting with changes to the Baby Taylor, a new design, the Grand Symphony, was decided on. The GS has a different body shape and different bracing.

The top is made of solid Sitka spruce and the back and sides are sapele laminate. The body is approximately 2” larger than the Baby Taylor. The scale is 23 1/2”, and the body is an inch deeper than the Baby Taylor. Once again, it features the arched back design.

Taylor GS Mini E


The neck on this model, although a bolt-on featuring Taylor’s NT design, does have a heel. The action is low and feels quite good. The original models were only offered as acoustic guitars, but could be equipped with the optional ES-Go acoustic pickup.





ES-Go Pickup System

This unit is built exclusively for the GS Mini guitar. The ES-Go is stacked humbucking magnetic pickup which clips onto a bracket in the sound hole that is underneath the fretboard section. Once in place, the player swaps out the end pin and replace it with the one attached to the ES-Go unit. It is made to be paired with Taylor’s “V” cable, which has a volume control. The unit sells for an additional $100.

Taylor GS Mini Mahogany-Spruce


Since its inception, Taylor has improved this guitar, by offering it with optional body woods, such as a mahogany top or spruce top with laminated walnut back and sides. The electronics have also been updated.




2015 Taylor GS Mini E
The Taylor GS mini e is now is available with a built-in Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, which places 3 pickup sensors behind the guitars bridge. Taylor feels this is superior to under the under the saddle method that many designers have used. This also comes with a built-in preamp.

This option adds $100 to the guitars price, but eliminates the need for putting on or removing the ES-Go unit.

Back in 1997, just a year after Bob Taylor introduced the Baby Taylor, Tacoma Guitars of Seattle Washington introduced The Papoose mini guitar.

The Tacoma Factory - Frets magazine
Tacoma Guitars was a division of The Tacoma Lumber Company.  In 1991 this company was processing hardwood that was milled into piano soundboards exclusively for the Young Chang Piano Company of South Korea.

The lumber company's general manager, J.C. Kim persuaded Young Change to build a guitar manufacturing plant nearby, and the company started turning out some rather unique instruments. Among these was the tiny P1 Papoose guitar that was designed by luthier Terry Atkins and George Gruhn.

1997 Tacoma Papoose


The Tacoma P1 Papoose had a short scale neck with only a 19.1” scale, and  it was built to be tuned a fourth higher that normal guitar tuning. In other words, the strings were tuned from A to A.






Paisley Soundhole on Papoose
This guitar introduced the Paisley sound hole, which became a Tacoma trademark, and the Voiced Bracing Support system. This was a system designed to minimize the bracing as much as possible down to what the instrument needs to remain stable.

Back of 1997 Papoose



The heelless neck on the Papoose was bolted on and secured by two screws. The bridge was uniquely shaped and had 3 unusual C-shaped cut-outs to secure the strings. Some later models came with bridge pins.




Papoose 12 String
The Papoose was available in a variety of sound board woods. Tacoma also came out with the P112 Papoose 12 string. Towards the end of the line, Tacoma had introduced and electric version of The Papoose.

Young Chang put the company up for sale in 1999 and it was sold to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in 2004.

Sadly in 2008 Fender closed the plant and laid off the staff. Though the Papoose is no longer produced, it can still be found on auction sites at a fairly reasonable rate.

Since the Baby Taylor and the Little Martin have proved to be successful, many major guitar manufacturers, too numerous to mention, have developed and offer 3/4 sized mini acoustic guitars in their line up.

Dean Flight



Among them Dean Guitars offers the Dean Flight that retails for around $150 USD. It is a laminated guitar with a 22” scale. The neck is mahogany, and the headstock is done in the Dean-wing style. It comes with a gig bag.





Fender MA-1
Fender offers the MA-1 Parlor 3/4 size guitar. The top is laminated Agathis and the back and sides are laminated Sapele. As with most of the mini acoustic guitars a gig bag is included.



Yamaha JR1



Yamaha’s product is the JR1 Mini Folk.




Luna Safari




Luna Guitars offers a similar 3/4 sized guitar called the Muse Safari guitar.








Takamine GX18CE-NS

Takamine has the GX18CE-NS, which retails around $400, but it does have a solid spruce top, rosewood fretboard and electronics with a built-in preamp.


KLOS Mini guitar


One of the more unique mini guitars comes from a company called Klos. Their instrument has a carbon fiber body. The neck is made of mahogany and topped with a rosewood fretboard.






KLOS Mini guitar
Despite being small in size, the scale is 24 3/4”. Plus the neck is removable. It comes with a gig bag and sell direct from the manufacturer for around $600 USD.






          The Gibson ES-335    
Mark Knopfler's '58 ES-335
The 1950’s were essential years in perfecting the design of the electric guitar. For Gibson Guitars, under the leadership of Ted McCarty, 1958 was a magical year. He and his team had come up with a series of futuristic solid body guitar designs, which included the Flying Vee, the Explorer and the elusive Moderne, but they also created one of the most original and iconic electric guitars of all time; The ES-335TD, or Electric Spanish model 335 Thin - Double Pickups. Or as it is more commonly known; the Gibson ES-335.

1958 ES-335


McCarty felt the ES-335 was right behind the Les Paul solid body as the companies most important body design. He stated, “I came up with the idea of putting a solid block of maple in an acoustic model. It would get some of the same tone as a regular solidbody, plus the instrument's hollow wings would vibrate and we'd get a combination of an electric solidbody and a hollow body guitar.”



In 1952 Gibson had taken a chance on production of Les Paul’s concept of a solid body guitar which would eliminate the electronic feedback that was common to hollow body electric guitars when they were amplified loudly.

Les Paul with The Log
To prove this point, in 1941 Les Paul had created “The Log” which was a solid piece of 4 x 4 pine wood on to which he had attached an Epiphone Broadway guitar neck. Two single coil pickups were mounted to the wooden frame, along with a tailpiece to attach the strings. To make it appear to be a guitar, Paul had sawed the body of an Epiphone guitar in half and bolted the “wings” on either side of the pine plank. And that instrument did not feed back.

A modern ES 335 with maple block


This concept was essentially repeated with the Gibson ES-335. Its body had wings that were hollow shells of maple with F-holes over those chambers, but a significant maple block  separated the two sides and it was routed out to contain the pickups and anchor the neck.


'48 L-5
In the 1950’s Gibson had its feet staunchly planted in the hollow body guitar market manufacturing some of the finest electric and acoustic instruments. Up until the production of the ES-335, all the Gibson guitars with cutaways had only been manufactured with one either Venetian or Florentine cutaway, but never with two cutaways.

'49 Bigsby Guitar

Fender had been making its double cutaway Stratocaster since 1954. Surprisingly enough Paul Bigsby had built double cutaway guitars as early as 1949. And Bigsby’s guitars, though solid in appearance were actually hollow body instruments.




'55 Mousegetar
Now this may sound far fetched, but in the year 1958 one of the most popular television shows was The Mickey Mouse Club. Host Jimmy Dodd played a tenor guitar that Walt Disney commissioned to be produced by Candeles Guitars of East Los Angeles. Walt wanted that guitar to appear as if it had “mouse ears”. So the Mousegetar was built with double cutaways in 1955, three years before the ES-335. I have to wonder if this particular guitar inspired anyone in the Gibson design department.


By 1958 Gibson had latched on to the double cutaway concept.

An original 1958 Gibson ES-335 was given a suggested retail price of $335. Although in 1958 most were selling at around $267.50. By the way, in today's money $267.50 is equivalent to around $4,000 USD.




1958 Gibson ES-335
In 1958 the ES-335 body was 1 3/4” deep and had the usual Gibson scale of 24 3/4”. The top and back on the double cutaway body were made of laminated maple as was the center block. The body had single white binding around its perimeter. The neck was also made of laminated maple, for added strength and on original models, it was not bound and had a rather large feel to it. The fretboard was made of rosewood with pearl dot inlays.

1958 ES-335 Neck view
The original ES-335 guitars came with either a stop tail piece or a Bigsby B7 vibrato tail piece, which sometimes came with a sticker that said “CustomMade” to hide the routing holes for the stop bar. The bridge/saddle was a tune-o-matic model with adjustable nickel saddles.

PAF Stricker from 1958 humbuckers
This guitar came with twin PAF humbucking pickups and each had an individual volume and tone control in a gold finish with gold tops. Nearby was a three-way selector switch with an amber plastic top. The original models came with the long beveled pickguard. The strap button was made of plastic.

This year the ES-335 was only available with a sunburst or natural finish.

1959 ES-335 Cherry finish
A year later the familiar cherry red finish was added as an option. This year binding was added to the neck. Some of the 1958 models had irregularities in the shape of the neck. By 1959, these issue were resolved. A 1959 ES-335 is considered to be a very desirable guitar to collectors.


1960 ES-335

A few changes occurred in 1960. This year the neck was given a thinner feel to the back shape. The volume/tone knobs have a chrome reflector top. The pickguard was shortened this year and does not extend past the bridge.






1961 ES-335



In 1961, Gibson discontinued the ES-335 with a natural finish. This year the strap button were changed to metal. The selector switch tip colour was gradually changed to white. Most notably the serial number was stamped into the back side of the head stock.




1962 ES-335
Big changes occurred in 1962. Instead of pearl dot inlaid fret markers, the markers were now small block inlays. The shape of the cutaways have a slight change in that they are now rounder instead of being more pointed. The saddles in the tune-o-matic bridge are now made of white nylon. Most of us will never see this, but the PAF sticker on the back of the humbucking pickups now shows the patent number.

By 1963 the neck shape gradually got larger again.

1965 Gibson ES-335 
In 1965 Gibson changed the stop tailpiece to a chrome trapeze model. This may have been the most visible change. However the most dramatic change was the width of the neck at the nut. It changed from 1 11/16th” to 1 9/16th”.


1966 ES-335



By 1966 the Brazilian rosewood on the fretboard was changed to Indian rosewood. The neck angle decreased from 17 degrees to 14 degrees. The bevel of the pickguard was also changed making the black/white/black layers less noticeable.





1968 Gibson ES-335


By 1968 Gibson resumed making the nut and neck slightly wider by going back to the 1 11/16th” spacing.



1969 ES-335 Walnut Finish


It was not until 1969 that any more changes occurred. That year the guitar was offered with a walnut finish.








1977 ES-335 with coil tap switch


In 1977 Gibson, now owned by Norlin added a coil tap switch on the upper treble cutaway to keep up with the trends of the day.




1981 ES-335DOT



In 1981 the ES-335TDC was discontinued, but replaced with the ES-335DOT. These were made through 1985 and were very good guitars.






1990 Gibson ES-335


By 1990 the Gibson ES-335DOT was discontinued and replaced with the Gibson ES-335 reissue which remains in production.




ES-335 Artist
Through the years Gibson issued some variants on the ES-335 model including a 1981 model called the ES-335 Artist, or more properly, ES Artist, which came with a large headstock logo, no F-holes, a metal truss rod cover, gold hardware, and 3 knobs. The circuit inside the guitar was developed by Moog.

1987 ES-335 CMT

From 1983-1987 the ES-335 CMT was available. A very similar guitar to the ES-335DOT, but with a curly maple top and back and with gold hardware.




1990 ES-335 Studio


I recall the music store I used to spend time at had a Gibson ES-335 Studio model. It was Gibson’s effort to update and offer a lower price point. This guitar had no F-Holes, and came with twin Dirty Finger humbucking pickups. These were made from the mid 1980’s through 1991.




1988 ES-335 Showcase Edition


The Gibson ES-335 Showcase Edition lasted only a year. The hardware was black. It came with two EMG pickups. The guitar was either white or beige. Only 200 units were made in 1988.





'94 ES-335 Centennial

1994 gave us the Gibson ES-335 Centennial model to celebrate the company’s founding. This also was a limited edition of only 100 units. This guitar came with a gold medallion on the headstock and the tailpiece had diamond inlays.






1998 ES-335 Historic '59


Four years later Gibson came out with the ES-335 Historic Collection, which was a replica of their original 1959 ES-335.





'85 ES-335 Nashville made
By 1984 Gibson had moved all electric guitar production our of Kalamazoo, Michigan to Nashville, Tennessee. The ES-335 was then being made at the Nashville factory.

However in 2000 Gibson opened a facility in Memphis, Tennessee. This is where ES-335’s are built today.

Through the years following 1958, Gibson made other models that were either based on the model ES-335, such as ES-330, which was a hollow body guitar, or the ES-345 and ES-355, which had a broader tonal palette and were fancier guitars, and even the Trini Lopez Standard, which had a similar body, but different sound holes, inlays, and headstock, the ES-335 is the original starting point for all similar models.

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