Trundle Bed Plans – Building Your Own Extra Bed for Guests

If you are looking for a better way to find sleeping space for guests or your kid’s sleepover friends, then using trundle bed plans for your next bed building project is the way to go. Trundle beds are known to be an inventive way to make your guests feel at home when they come to stay. This bed works well because it does not take up unnecessary space and is easy to be made up and use only when needed.

In most cases, a trundle bed is stored on rollers underneath another bed.  These are usually single twin beds, but can be used with full or double size as well.  It can easily slide out from underneath when needed, and made up with bedding.  The trundle mattress is about 4 inches higher than the average mattress but is secured by a wooden frame, which is attached to the rollers under the original bed.

Some trundle mattresses even pop-up to be the same height as the original one. This type works with springs so it pops up next to the original bed.  Another pop-up type of trundle includes bendable legs to elevate the bed from the ground, to the same height as the original bed. This bed plan is specifically useful when children have sleepovers with their friends.

Some of these beds are easy to assemble and come with Do It Yourself (DIY) kits, or even readily assembled for instant use.  Or with the right quality plans, you can add a trundle underneath an existing bed.  These trundle bed plans come with diagrams, instructions and materials list.

When using a trundle bed it must be used with caution as it is easy to get fingers trapped in the pop up frame which could lead to injury.  Another important measure that could be taken to make your guests feel more at home is to upgrade from the standard mattress that sometimes comes with a premade trundle bed.  When replacing the mattress, take correct measurements to ensure the correct size mattress is purchased. 

If one is considering purchasing or using a trundle bed plan for accommodating guests, it is definitely more efficient and comfortable than just having a mattress on the floor, and will make your guests feel more comfortable.  It is also useful for making space in a small room, only pulling the trundle bed out when it is needed.  Using trundle bed plans for your next building project is not as common as bunk beds, for example, but this bed type has been around for years and still remains a popular bed plan for overnight guests.

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Celebrity Ghost Stories – John Lennon

The ghost of murdered Beatle John Lennon has been seen on a number of occasions by various people close to him, including former band mate Paul McCartney. Paul claims that when he, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr sang Lennon’s song, „Free As A Bird“ in 1995, John’s presence was actually there in the studio.

„There were a lot of strange goings-on in the studio – noises that shouldn’t have been there and equipment doing all manner of weird things,“ McCartney said. „There was just an overall feeling that John was around.“

In another paranormal experience, McCartney said that when he and the two other „Beatles“ had a photo shoot for the album, a white peacock came wandering over from a nearby farm. At the very last minute, the beautiful bird made its presence known, and McCartney received the strong feeling that it was the spirit of John Lennon hovering around them as they completed the recording.

McCartney said to the other two ex-Beatles: „That’s John. Spooky, eh? It was like John was hanging around. We felt that all through the recording.“

When Paul McCartney listened to the single’s B-side, he believed that John was making his presence known there, too.

McCartney said, „We put one of those spoof backwards recordings on the end of the single for a laugh, to give all those Beatles nuts something to do. I think it was the line of a George Formby song. Then we were listening to the finished single in the studio one night, and it gets to the end, and it goes, ‚zzzwrk nggggwaaahhh jooohn lennnnnon qwwwrk.‘ I swear to God.“

Paul said of he, George, and Ringo: „We were like, ‚It’s John. He likes it!“

Though this ghost story comes from someone who never knew Lennon personally, this is quite an eerie one to read.

John Lennon was gunned down by crazed fan Mark Chapman on December 8, 1980 in front of the Dakota, a New York apartment. Joey Harrow, a musician who lives near the Dakota, experienced a ghostly sighting of John in 1983. Harrow claimed he saw John’s ghost at the Dakota front doorway, where he’d been shot three years before. Harrow claimed that the Lennon apparition was surrounded by an „eerie light.“

When Joey Harrow witnessed the sighting, so did the writer, Amanda Moores. She was present at the time Lennon’s ghost was sighted. Amanda said that she wanted to approach the figure of Lennon and talk to him, but was dissuaded from doing so by the rather serious expression on the apparition’s face that seemed to say, „No, don’t come near me.“

Liam Gallagher, of the pop group Oasis, claimed he was once visited by the spirit of John Lennon. He didn’t know Lennon in real life, but held great admiration for the Beatle. When Liam stayed at friend’s house years ago in Manchester, England, he felt the strong presence of his hero.

The singer said, „I was in Manchester at a mate’s house having a sleep. I remember getting up and feeling really weird. I turned round and there I was, lying on the bed, and I sort of fell back into my body. There was a presence there and it was him, Lennon.“

The psychic Shawn Robbins said she saw John’s ghost in the Dakota building, and Yoko Ono herself was reported to have seen John sitting at his white piano. He turned to her and said, „Don’t be afraid. I am still with you.“

According to several Spiritualists, John’s spirit lingered on Earth for a short time before a group of spirit Guides helped him to adjust to the ‚other‘ world. A person who won’t ‚let go‘ after they are dead becomes a ghost who haunts the area of the tragedy. The Guides convinced him to join them in the spirit world and various mediums began receiving messages from him.

John’s ex-wife, Cynthia, found a dead jackdaw wrapped in old newspapers dated 1956 behind the fireplace of her home in Cumbria. She told journalist Annette Witheridge: „John told Julian that if there was life after death, he would prove it by sending a feather as a sign. When Julian saw the jackdaw, he was really shaken. It’s as if John is trying to get in touch with us.“

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The Strange Case Of The Sombrero Galaxy

Myriad sparkling stars light up the billions of galaxies that dwell in the observable Universe. The observable, or visible, Universe is that relatively small domain of the unimaginably vast Cosmos that we are able to observe. The light traveling to us from more distant regions has not had enough time to reach us since the Big Bang. This is because of the expansion of Space, and the universal speed limit set by light. No known signal can travel faster than light in a vacuum, although Space itself can, and so the very secret of our existence may reside in regions of Spacetime that are far beyond the horizon of our visibility. The galaxies of the Cosmos are far away and mysterious, and the Sombrero Galaxy (Messier 104) stands out in the crowd as one of the most bewitching and bewildering of its starlit kind. In February 2020, a team of astronomers announced that evidence derived from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) indicates that the Sombrero’s many weird and unexplained attributes are the result of major galaxy mergers–even though its smooth disk displays no signs of a recent catastrophic disruption. However, the Sombrero’s disk may hide the secret of a turbulent past.

The Sombrero has long been a seductively tantalizing object because it seems to travel to the beat of a different drum than other known galaxies. It displays a mystifying mix of shapes found in disk-shaped spiral galaxies (like our own Milky Way), as well as football-shaped elliptical galaxies. The tantalizing mystery of how it acquired its unusual structure becomes ever more bewitching and bewildering with the new evidence from the HST.

The galaxy’s faint halo provides some tattle-tale clues. It is splattered with innumerable stars that are well-endowed with heavier atomic elements–called metals by astronomers. This is because they are later-generation stars. In the terminology astronomers use, a metal is any atomic element heavier than hydrogen and helium, and so the same term has a different meaning for astronomers than it does for chemists. The Big Bang produced only hydrogen, helium, and traces of lithium–but the stars created all the rest. The first generation of stars to dance in the Cosmos were the first to cook up the heavier atomic elements in their nuclear-fusing hearts–and then they sent them screaming into Space when they went supernova. The newly-forged metals were eventually incorporated into later generations of stars. The first stars (Population III) were born depleted of heavy metals, because no stars existed before them to cook them up. The second generation of stars (Population II) were almost, but not quite, depleted of metals, because they were „polluted“ with the batch produced in the searing-hot hearts of the first stars. The youngest generation of stars (Population I)–of which our Sun is a member–contain the largest quantity of metals, having received these elements from previous generations of stars.

For this reason, stars with an abundance of heavy metals are usually seen only in a galaxy’s disk. The Sombrero’s metal-rich stars must have been hurled into its halo, as the result of ancient mergers with mature galaxies, that were heavily endowed with metals. The Sombrero galaxy, in its current „adulthood“, is more settled than it was in its „youth“. It is also isolated. This means that there is nothing else dwelling nearby for it to „eat“. This discovery provides a new twist on the way galaxies form in our Cosmos.

„The Sombrero has always been a bit of a weird galaxy, which is what makes it so interesting. Hubble’s metallicity measurements (i.e.: the abundance of heavy elements in the stars) are another indication that the Sombrero has a lot to teach us about galaxy assembly and evolution,“ commented Dr. Paul Goudfrooij in a February 20, 2020 Hubblesite Press Release. Dr. Goudfrooij is of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hubble’s observations of the Sombrero’s halo are turning our accepted understanding of galaxy makeup and metallicity on its head,“ added co-investigator Dr. Roger Cohen, who is also of the STScI.

HST’s sensitivity was able to resolve tens of thousands of individual stars inhabiting the Sombrero’s vast, extended halo. The halo is the region situated beyond a galaxy’s central portion, that is typically composed of older stars. These recent observations of the Sombrero are intriguing because they show only a small percentage of older, metal-poor stars in the halo, plus the abundance of metal-rich stars in its disk and central bulge. Therefore, ancient, turbulent galaxy collisions and major mergers provide a possible explanation.

Strange And Beautiful

The Sombrero has captivated skywatchers for years because of its strange structure and great beauty. However, thanks to HSTs recent observations, astronomers are now seeing the Sombrero in a new light. The galaxy displays an extended halo brimming with metal-rich stars with barely any evidence of the predicted metal-poor stars observed in the halos of other galaxies. Astronomers, pouring over the data from the HST, have turned to sophisticated computer simulations to find a solution to this perplexing puzzle that poses a challenge to conventional galaxy-formation theory. Those results indicate the surprising possibility that major mergers occurred in this weird galaxy’s past, even though the Sombrero’s elegant and lovely structure shows no evidence of recent disruption. The results of these new findings are published in the Astrophysical Journal.

„The absence of metal-poor stars was a big surprise, and the abundance of metal-rich stars only added to the mystery,“ Dr. Goudfrooij noted in the February 20, 2020 Hubblesite Press Release.

The Sombrero got its name because it resembles the broad rim and high-topped Mexican hat with this name–and, observed from Earth, it is seen almost edge-on. This galaxy is also very bright, and it is easily observed with small telescopes. Because of its brightness, it is just a little beyond the limit of the unaided human eye. The strange and beautiful galaxy resides at the southern edge of the heavily populated Virgo Cluster, and it is one of the most massive objects in that group of galaxies. Indeed, its mass is equivalent to 800 billion Suns. The Sombrero is 50,000 light-years across and is situated 28 million light-years from Earth.

The Sombrero also hosts a heavy population of globular clusters, which are tightly bound spherical collections of stars. It is estimated that this galaxy is orbited by nearly 2,000 globulars–10 times as many as orbit our own barred-spiral Milky Way Galaxy. However, the ages of the clusters are similar to the ages of those circling our Galaxy, ranging from 10 to 13 billion years old.

A smaller disk is embedded within the Sombrero’s bright core, and it is tilted relative to the large disk. X-ray emission indicates that material is swirling down into the galaxy’s compact core, where a supermassive black hole resides in sinister secret, waiting for its dinner to come tumbling down into its voracious maw. This supermassive heart of darkness weighs in at 1 billion times our Sun’s mass. In contrast, our Milky Way’s resident supermassive black hole weighs „only“ 4 million times solar mass.

In the 19th century, some astronomers suggested that the Sombrero was just an edge-on disk of brightly shining luminous gas encircling a youthful star–which is the way our own Solar System evolved. However, in 1912, the American astronomer V.M. Slipher (1875-1969) found that the strange object appeared to be flying away from Earth at 700 miles per second. That great velocity provided some of the earliest clues that the Sombrero was really another galaxy, and that the Universe was expanding in all directions.

How Bizarre!

Astronomers expect to find earlier generations of stars, with very small quantities of metals, in a galaxy’s halo–as compared to the more densely populated regions within a galaxy’s main disk. Heavier atomic elements are forged by way of the process of stellar nucleosynthesis, whereby increasingly heavier and heavier atomic elements are created out of lighter ones in a star’s searing-hot core. The longer a galaxy has hosted stars that create heavy metals, the more metal-rich its gas becomes–and the higher the metallictity of the stars that are born „polluted“ from that gas. These youthful, high-metallicity stars are usually seen in the main disk of a galaxy, because this is where there is a heavier stellar population.

However, in the mysterious case of the Sombrero, things get complicated because of the presence of a large number of globular clusters containing elderly, metal-poor stars. Such metal-poor, elderly stars are normally expected to travel out of their host clusters and become part of the stellar halo. However, that process failed to work in the Sombrero galaxy. The team of HST astronomers compared their results with recent computer simulations in order to see what could be the origin of such a numerous population of metal-rich stars in this bizarre galaxy’s halo.

Their results were surprising, because they showed that the currently well-ordered, peaceful Sombrero had suffered violent accretion, or major merger events, billions of years ago. In contrast, our Milky Way is thought to have eaten many small satellite galaxies in „minor“ accretions over the passage of billions of years. A major accretion event, however, is very different because it involves the merger of two or more similarly massive galaxies that are both well-endowed with higher-metallicity, later-generation stars.

The satellite galaxies only contained low-metallicity stars that were composed primarily of hydrogen and helium–the two lightest atomic elements–born in the Big Bang birth of the Universe almost 14 billion years ago (Big Bang nucleosynthesis). The heavier elements had to be manufactured in the searing-hot interiors of the stars through stellar nucleosynthesis and ultimately incorporated into later stellar generations. This process was somewhat inefficient in the case of small dwarf galaxies such as those circling our own Milky Way–while being considerably more effective in larger, more well-endowed galaxies, such as our own.

The new results for the Sombrero galaxy are surprising because its smooth, unperturbed disk displays no signs of disruption. By comparison, many interacting galaxies, such as the iconic Antennae galaxies, get their name from the distorted appearance of their spiral arms that result from the tidal forces of past violent interactions. Mergers of similarly massive galaxies usually coalesce into single large, smooth elliptical galaxies with extended halos–a process that takes billions of years. However, the Sombrero has always traveled to the beat of a different drum, and it never quite fit into the traditional definition of either a spiral or an elliptical galaxy. Like human nonconformists, it does what it will. It is a galactic mixture of the two.

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Source by Judith E Braffman-Miller

Will You Be the Rock That Redirects the Course of the River?

„Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?“ is a quote that I came across made by Claire Nuer. The reason I think this resounded with me is because I was also listening to the Discovery Series this week and one of the Luminaries was discussing the power of water. We might take a big bat and hit water with such force but to no avail and a sore arm is probably the only outcome that would result. The water is just disturbed temporarily and goes back to flowing in its direction of choice without acknowledging you. The power of the water is tremendous individually. The real strength of water is that we may able to harness the power but never control it.

If we were able to harness the power that we have within us we would be more phenomenal. The secret to our success lies deep down inside of us dormant. The wonderful thing about something being dormant is that it has the potential to come alive. One of best way to access it is through self empowerment and personal development. The limiting beliefs that we have will not go away without learning new skills and knowledge. The belief system that we live our daily live by are from years of negative conditioning. We must systematically reach inside ourselves and reverse this state of being. It is never too late to make that transformation. The most influential people in the World always credit personal development as a reason for his or her success. We can choose to be the rock that redirects the direction of our lives or continue to watch the water return to its original state as if our brief interference of its path did not phase it.

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Source by Shirland Carrington

Nwaab – Casting Agency, Modeling Agency, Celebrity Management in Mumbai

Nwaab – Casting agency, Modelling agency & celebrity management in Mumbai

Nwaab is founded in 2012 in Mumbai, India and has accomplished 6 years of success in field of media and entertainment. Nwaab is one stop agency catering to casting, modeling & acting and celebrity management.

Nwaab is a leading casting agency

As a casting agency, Nwaab works with production houses, photographers and ad agencies and undertakes casting for TV commercial, print ads, web series and movies. Nwaab has extensive data of appropriate actors, models celebrities of all age groups and looks. We undertand the importance of getting the right cast for the success of the campaign.

Nwaab is a model management company

As a modelling agency, Nwaab manages & showcases finest models and actors and provides them brilliant opportunities of work in various fields of acting and modelling. Nwaab also assists models and actors to build up their best personable & prepossessed portfolio.

Celebrity management

As a celebrity management agency, Nwaab manages and handles work of actors and celebrities. Our main focus and vision is to provide exceptional services to the celebrities we associate with. We excel our expertise into areas like Brand Endorsements, TV commercial, print ads, television, movies, events, promotional launches, personal appearances etc.

We take care of entire management like

Acquiring projects for you

Managing the schedule and dates

Negotiating budgets

Managing agreements and contracts

PR and marketing

Creation of work portfolio

Recommendation of right brands and projects leads to enhancing your brand image

Managing your whole work right from starting of the project till you receive the payments.

Advantages of Associating with our Agency

Casting agency along with being a celebrity management agency

Starting soon with our productions

Selection rate high due to right celebrities being recommended for the right projects.

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Nwaab has completed more than 550 projects. Our opulent projects are Mc Dowells No.1, Britannia Rusk, Platinum Evara Jewellery, Kamla Pasand Mouth Freshener, Cadbury Silk, Asian Paints, Garnier Men & Samsung refrigerator, Vivel, Vaseline, Moonfils Bauli, Emirates, Skoda TVS scooty, Nescafe, Aprilla scooty, and many more.

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The Single Best Grip Exercise For Rock Climbing!

One of the best overall grip exercises for rock climbing is the kettlebell farmer’s walk. If you have never attempted this particular exercise then I am here to tell you that you are missing out. By now you may be familiar with the ancient kettlebell and understand this is one hell of a strength and conditioning device and because of that fact alone this is why you need it for your rock climbing strength training program!

Best Grip Exercise For Rock Climbing!

Grip exercises for rock climbing are a necessity whether you are looking at it as a safety issue or a competitive one. Either way you need a smart and highly effective workout for rock climbing if you expect to do well at this particular sport. If you have seen the ancient kettlebell by now then you know that it resembles a cannonball with a handle attached to it. Because of this unique design you will find that this particular device is fairly difficult and challenging to hold irregardless of how you hold it. This is because it is always pulling away from your center of gravity. This is why kettlebell training is good for your grip strength.

To kick this up a notch this is why I am introducing to you the kettlebell farmer’s walk. For this particular drill you will want the availability of a pair of heavy kettlebells. Now how heavy is up to you, but you will want to struggle gripping both bells at the same time when you pick them up. The other thing you need is a flat straight walking space. From here you are simply going to place the bells at one end of this walking lane and pick them both up off of the ground in order to walk to the other side of the walking lane. This heavy resisted walk is tremendous for helping you to develop a tremendous grip strength while taking your rock climbing strength exercises to the next level. You can’t go wrong with your climbing with kettlebell farmer’s walks.

If you haven’t already started to implement this particular hard hitting kettlebell grip strength drill into your climbing workouts then you are putting yourself at risk and holding yourself back. Take the time to learn more grip strength drills like this one by accessing more of my articles on the subject for free. Remember that most anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart!

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How to Use "Pops a Dent" Effectively

Alright, so you just bought the „As seen on TV Pops-a-dent“ or the Ding King „Twist a dent“ and have tried using it. You may have even removed the damage a little bit, but usually, the repair results are less than respectable. How can we achieve better results? Allow me to disclose some wonderful information about how to use a dent puller kit you purchased more effectively.

This is supplemental information to be used while following the steps provided in the kit.

1. Plug in the glue gun and put a stick of glue in it.

2. Identify the impact area of the dent.

3. Look for high ridges, or „frowns“.

4. If there are any frowns or high ridges you need to gently tap them down by moving around the higher area, tapping consistently.

5. Once you have reduced the high areas, then you can address the low area (dent).

6. Use the solution provided along with a soft cloth (diaper rag, retailer’s towel) rub the damaged area you plan to glue until you feel the rag „grab“ a little. The wax should be gone now.

7. Apply glue to the tab (careful hot!) and apply to damage (start in the impact area).

8. Set up dent puller.

9. Check whether the glue has set by touching the exposed glue that has squished out the side of the tab. If it is no longer sticking to your finger, but is just tacky it is ready.

10. Use the dent puller.

11. Use solution to remove excess glue.

12. Tap down any high areas you may have caused.

13. Continue this process until dent has been removed.

This is pretty much the same process I use with an industry specific kit I use on a daily basis. I would guesstimate I use my glue dent puller on a third of the cars I work on daily.

Good luck!

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ExpertClickRadio Interview on the Frankie Boyer Radio With Renowned Art Conservator on Collecting

Internationally renown art conservator, YouTuber, blogger, author of the Save Your Stuff book series, The aExpert speaks about Restoration & Protection of Collectibles & Valuable Art, China & Pottery

In the final segment of his interview with Frankie Boyer, the topic turns to how to avoid getting ripped off by shady appraiser or restoration specialists. Also Scott gives examples of protecting valuables from natural disasters and finding the right person for fixing broken china or restoration of an art piece.

As a kid growing up, Scott was always interested in science and the arts. That stayed with him hethrough college. When I was about to get my bachelor’s degree, his art history program chair asked him if he had ever considered „art conservation“ for graduate work. IHehad never even heard of it. Turns out, it was the perfect marriage of his two main interests: „The application of science to the preservation and restoration of art.“

Scott’s Formal Training:

Most industrialized nations of the world have formal art conservation programs (Scott is not talking about private restoration schools, trade schools or apprentice programs) where something comparable to a Masters Degree in the US can be obtained. The waiting lists to get into these university or government programs are usually long and reapplication is required for years. But, the stars aligned and he was admitted after my first application to the conservation center in Lombardy, Italy – a satellite program affiliated with the National Center in Rome (ICR).

The first week of classes, he was on scaffolding looking and getting instruction for working on an affresco dated 1365. With a big smile he pinched myself and said, „This is great!“ He appreciated the experience knowing that other art conservation students around the world were going to have limited hands on experience, especially the two year. And here he was, already in the thick of things from the „get go.“ He was not disappointed with his choice over the years. During his three year program, he worked on numerous Renaissance to Baroque affrescos in ancient abbeys, libraries and churches. He also worked on many small and very large canvases. We worked on-site and in the state of the art laboratories of the conservation center.

The modern scientific art conservation facility was in a converted 800 year old monastery across the valley from a northern Italian marble quarry outside of Brescia, next to Garda Lake.

He got instruction from seasoned professionals who had worked around the world on UNESCO projects (on murals in temples in Burma and in the tombs of Egypt) and who were well informed on international current standards of practice, and techniques especially after working with the international community in response to the devastating Florence Flood of 1966 (9 years earlier). The conservation center’s professors and teachers came up from Rome and Scott’s class went to Rome often to interact with the Istituto Centrale Del Restauro.

He graduated from the formal Italian government 3 year painting/mural conservation and restoration program in mid 1978.

As you can see, art conservation and restoration has specializations in the profession. Scott works on paintings; Paintings on walls (murals), paintings on canvas (easel paintings) and art on paper. I don’t work on books, furniture, stained glass windows, old cowboy boots, antique cars, ancient documents, mummies… just paintings. From this point of the story onward, he’ll let you scroll through the background info in the navigation bar under the header photos on his website at

Also, here are a couple of newspaper articles:

For a feature article in the Life Section of the Santa Barbara News-Press go to… ewspaper/

Article in New York City about mural conservation is Los Angeles… ne-mural-at-a-time

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Numerology of the King of Pop: Michael Jackson

[This article is neither intended to extol nor defame Michael Jackson. Its purpose is simply to reveal the relationship between some aspects of his life and numbers in furthering the understanding of numerology as a science.]

It was the great bard, William Shakespeare, who said: Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown (Henry IV. Part II, 1597). In many ways, Michael Jackson (born: Michael Joseph Jackson, 29 August 1958) wore an entertainment crown laden with diamonds and jewels. Yet, in many ways his diamond-studded crown left him with an uneasy head and troubled life.

It is the way of the world – kingdoms and kings, cultures and queens, rise and fall. Karmic Law cares not for princes or paupers, heroes or heroines, celebrities or nobodies, cheers or sneers. We all are bound by laws far greater than our vision, or our egos, can perceive… let alone control. Furthermore, we all have a destiny that is inexorable, inescapable, immutable. Michael Jackson’s destiny is so clear in his numbers that his life serves as an excellent example of study for students of numerology. He led a famous but tragic life, a life both revered by some and reviled by others; a life which exemplified a meteoric rise to fame and fortune but an equally meteoric fall from grace into the depths of misfortune and despair. Michael Jackson was a self-proclaimed and narcissistic King of Pop who demanded the media refer to him in such terms. Yet, kings – self-proclaimed or not – are subject to the same divine laws as everyone else. No one is exempt from the Law which operates, like gravity, without regard to persons, however talented or famous. This article will briefly touch upon a few aspects of Jackson’s life and explain through the science of numerology why his life was the way it tragically was.

Love of Music

Michael Jackson’s love of music is clearly visible in his Basic Matrix. Not only is his first name, „Michael,“ a 33-6, but his Soul is a 33-6 as well, and his Material Soul [MS] is a double 66-3 with a 111-3 triple master root. This reveals an intense desire and need to express himself through art, words, music, harmony, love, pleasure, action and, unfortunately, addiction. These master numbers are the „fire in the belly“ that moves the engine, regardless of whose engine they inhabit.

The master numbers 33 and 66 are powerfully creative but potentially vicious opiates. Controlled, they can elevate a person to great heights, as in Jackson’s case. Uncontrolled, these pleasure-based master energies can express themselves with such destructive consequences that they lead to the most insufferable depths of despair and death, also as in Jackson’s case.

Intensifying Jackson’s 33-6 Soul and 66-3 Material Soul is his 6 Lifepath – a journey forcing him to learn lessons [both positive and negative] regarding love and harmony [in all aspects of life, not just music], sex, family, community, responsibility, addiction, hatred, envy, jealousy, bitterness, nurturing and its lack. This 6 Lifepath gave Jackson what his heart desired – all things 6 – but it also blinded him and, as we shall see in his Challenges, became a lodestone of immense suffering, helping energize his misfortune and ultimate demise.

Jackson’s Challenges

The 3/11-2 Challenge

As Michael Jackson was destined to be a global icon and music revolutionary, he was equally doomed to suffer a challenging family and love life, health and self-images issues, as well as an unrelenting attack on his continuing but alleged pedophilia tendencies and actions. These conditions are clearly flagged in his four life Challenges-all of which house a double set of 3/11-2 and 6/5 energy. For all four Challenges to house two identical sets of numbers is extremely rare.

The number 3 rules health/disease, self image, vanity, children, communication, words, art, pleasure, beauty and sexuality [with the 5 and 6]. When located in a Challenge position, this negatively aspected 3 creates internal issues involving these topics. For Michael Jackson, this 3 Challenge plagued his entire life because of its complete occupation in his four Challenge timelines. Furthermore, when combined with the 8 energy of social interaction and connection, it manifested in the realm of the 2 which rules close personal relationship, others and female [yin] energy. The 3/2 Challenge references children [3] in relationship [2], a direct inference involving potentially untoward behaviors, i.e., his alleged pedophilia tendencies, which caused him great stress and turmoil, as is all too commonly known.

This 3/2 combination also helps explain why Jackson’s looks [3] became feminine [2] as he aged, as well as being bizarre and freakish [negative 3]. It is also this 3/2 pattern that gave Jackson a childlike manner [when he chose to use it] and crafted his personal cross to bear regarding not having a normal childhood, which he often lamented but was quoted as saying he wouldn’t exchange for the fame and power he possessed as a music icon. Furthermore, this 3 Challenged energy played a major role in his poor self-esteem and self loathing. Jackson was obviously consumed with his appearance and challenged by it throughout his life. As his numbers indicate, this was a lifelong issue he couldn’t avoid.

The 6/5 Challenge

Coupled with his 3/2 Challenge was a 6/5 IR set (Influence/Reality). The 6 governs personal love, music, family, nurturing, support, beauty, sexuality, harmony, community. When in a Challenge position, it can reference its opposite side of abuse, jealousy, envy, hatred, bitterness. Mixing with his 8 Expression, the 6 played itself out in an environment of the energy of the 5 [8 + 6 = 14 > 1 + 4 = 5] of change, loss, detachment, movement, diversity, freedom. It is this 6/5 IR set that was the basis for Jackson’s familial issues, especially with his father, Joseph Walter Jackson [born 26 July 1929], whose Soul and Material Soul [his desires, needs, wants and motivations] were both 6s. Michael’s 6/5 IR set indicates that he would detach [5] from his father’s most ardent desires [6]. Having a 6 Challenge in a 6 Lifepath heralds problems with his life’s journey in the realm of the heart and home.

The flip side of this 6/5 component is that Jackson had a very loving and loyal [6] fan base comprised of a diversity [5] of individuals. Loyalty is one aspect of the 6, and in many ways Jackson’s fan loyalty was as much a curse as it was a blessing. Fans demand attention, and oftentimes their obsession with the one they loved and admired placed enormous pressure and stress on Jackson to behave in ways deleterious to his health and well-being. „The show must go on,“ right? Yet, from a health standpoint sometimes it’s better that the show not go on. How much is a life worth? The cost of adulation? In the final analysis, whose life is lost and at what price?

Drugs and the number 6

One of the potential attributes of the number 6 concerns its dark side of drug use and addition. This is attributed not only to its powerful and potentially addictive 33 master root but also to its transition root of 15, which appears in Jackson’s Lifepath and 2nd Challenge along with the 3/2. The explanation of the 15 is that the 1 of action embraces the 5 of the senses, freedom and experience, combining to create the 6 [1 + 5 = 6] of love, sexuality and sensuality while being challenged by the 4 [5 – 1 = 4] of discipline, self-control and materialism. Having a 15-6 in a chart does not automatically mandate drug usage, but it does infer the potential. Interestingly, the numerical configuration of the word „Drugs“ is a 6. Many of Jackson’s inner circle mentioned in interviews after his death that he did have a problem with prescription drugs. In fact, Deepak Chopra stated in one such interview that in his observation Jackson was addicted to prescription drugs and he urged him to terminate his indulgence in them. Chopra also stated that prescription drugs are responsible for more drug addiction than street drugs. This is a sobering, painful and dangerous reality, not just because drug usage destroys bodies and minds and contributes to the degradation of society, but because it references a need for drugs in the first place, a testimony to the absence of a spiritual nucleus in the lives of those consumed by them.

Fame, Power, Egomania and the 1/99-9 Master Energy

Michael Jackson’s first Pinnacle was a 1/99-9. Its timeline was from his birth through age thirty. No two numbers acting in concert have more potential for creating individual power and fame than the 1 and 9. Together they represent the star [the one (1) who is the center of attention] and the crown [the one who rules and holds magnetic power among the masses (9)].

It’s impossible to get any more iconic and famous than the1/99-9 combination. The 1/9 (simple version of the 1/99-9) cipher lives in the public eye. The 1 represents the self, the ego, the originator, doer, activator, leader and star. The 99 represents the masses, public acclaim, popularity and recognition. The symbol for the 9 is the crown. More than any combination, it is this 1/99-9 combination that rocketed Michael Jackson to global stardom in his early life.

As positive as this 1/99-9 combination was for Jackson, it was also immensely instrumental in his destruction. This combination represents the ego and its power, and if that ego and power are not controlled and placed in the proper perspective, together they inflate a person’s sense of self and worth to levels of extreme egomania, self-absorption and narcissistic self-proclamation, placing him or her on a pedestal in a tower of enormous height, an edifice insuring a fall of gigantic proportions. This type of human expression is sadly common in the world of celebrity and flies in the face of all that is spiritually appropriate and divine, which is why Saints and Perfect Masters always teach that humility is the best insurance against the pejorative potentials of personal power running amuck.

It is no secret that Jackson’s ego was highly inflated and beyond mitigation, this in stark contrast to his seemingly soft and tender nature. It was Jackson himself, not the public, who coined himself the „King of Pop“ and demanded, not asked according to one reporter, that the media do the same. It was Jackson who, saturated with a Messiah Complex as reported by Chris Ayers in a Times Online article, commissioned a giant replica of The Last Supper by famed artist Leonardo da Vinci to hang above his bed. In the portrait, Jackson had Christ’s face replaced with his own and Christ’s disciples replaced with famous people such as Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Charlie Chaplin and others. What normal, humble, spiritually focused, balanced and whole individual would ever think of doing such a thing, let alone doing it? It staggers the imagination to understand the dimensions of such an ego. Is this humility? Unfortunately, like other personages throughout time, Jackson succumbed to the illusion of his own importance and it destroyed him, as it will anyone who believes he or she is bigger than God.


Michael Jackson’s life was, as all of our lives are, a manifestation of destiny, as revealed in the numbers of his birth name and birth date. He could not, as we cannot, escape his destiny. Jackson was a musical genius, extraordinary performer and global icon. The number patterns 1/99-9, 33-6, 66-3, 3/11-2 and 6/5 played a major role in his life’s fame, fortune, success and turmoil. During his life, Michael Joseph Jackson adorned the crown of a superstar, but as his life unfolded it became obvious that the weight of such a crown created an equal sense of unease following him into his grave.

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Source by Richard Andrew King

Bad Radio Commercials

It’s almost too easy…picking on radio commercials, that is.

Commercials are the life-blood of radio. Without them, radio goes out of business, because they provide the bulk of the operating dollars for radio. If radio stations pay close attention to the quality of the commercials on their airwaves, they end up with listeners who listen longer because bad commercials aren’t forcing them to change stations. Good radio programmers and consultants have known this for a long time, and great consultants encourage their clients to pay attention to the quality of the ads on their air. One radio guru, Dan O’Day, is a leading advocate in recognizing bad commercials and replacing them with better ones.

If you do an internet search on dan o’day bad radio commercial generator, you’ll find a toy that Dan created to demonstrate how easy it is to fall into the cliches that haunt bad radio commercials. You should go and play with it if you have a little time to kill and a desire to laugh. Though if your company uses radio and you don’t have a great copywriter, the Bad Radio Commercial generator might make you cry. Often, the results sound suspiciously like the stuff that’s on the radio everywhere.

Commercials are a reality on broadcast radio and television, as that’s how broadcasters make all of the money that they use to run the station, pay the staff, and keep the lights on. But since many of the commercials that air are local buys, sold directly by a station salesperson, the station has the final say in what the local spots sounds like.

Why they would intentionally pollute their airwaves with pitiful excuses for writing and production is not hard to figure out. It’s really easy to write a really bad radio commercial, but it’s not too tough to write a good one. Radio managers just need to work a little harder on their local ads to reap big benefits in listenership.

A great example of a bad local commercial is often the local big volume car dealer. Somehow, at some point in history, all of the car dealers must have gotten together and agreed to yell at their target audience.

Do you like to be yelled at? Most of us don’t. Wonder why car dealers think they have to yell to get our attention? And I wonder why they think we’ll respond positively to all that yelling?

Delving deeper into that bad car commercial, you’ll probably hear a line like, „We’re Mr. Big Volume, and we’re going to be number one soon!“ Why do we care? I don’t care if he’s #1 or #10…he hasn’t told me what he’s going to do for me.

Even deeper, you might hear something like, „We’ll do whatever it takes to get your business.“ Again, why do we care? And the sly part of me might be thinking…“whatever it takes? What can I do to call that bluff?“ Because we know that „whatever it takes“ is not true, so now Mr. Big Volume has yelled at me, lied to me and told me what I can do for him.

Still no reason for me to go see him, is there? And look at all the money he’s spent to make me totally disinterested in buying a car from him.

When you think about the time and effort the station expended to produce a poor-quality product for their client, you quickly realize that no one got their money’s worth there, including the station. Sure, they got the client’s money for the schedule buy, but bad spots run off listeners, and if the client doesn’t get a good pay-off for their ad buy, they don’t come back either. Lose-lose-lose. Not smart.

With just a little bit of thought, the commercial could be very different. Drop the old-school car spot style and embrace a new paradigm. Reach out to your customer with a compelling, common-sense message about why that customer should consider trading with you. Make the focus the benefit for the customer, not for the dealership. Make the message clear, and for goodness sake, make it one message, not four or five. If the commercial is to be a 60 second spot, only write 45 to 50 seconds of copy, so the voice talent can have a chance to really create a bond with your customer.

There are a lot more ways to make a good spot great, but for now, maybe radio creative departments might just want to focus on how to make their bad spots good.

That should keep them busy for a while!

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Source by Sandy Weaver Carman

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