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Friday 9th February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 9, 2018 by bishshat

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I found a solitary seven of clubs in the lane.
What would it mean if anything?
I looked to see what the internet said about the seven of clubs.
Then I found out that my birth date is related to the three of spades.

Seven of Clubs

Increased activity or changes in a business or social situation. Physical or mental effort including yard work, housework, home repairs, or even fixing the car. Attention to detail, carefully evaluating a situation before making a decision or taking action. Keeping busy, risk of a work overload, the need for rest and relaxation. Preoccupation with work, the card of the workaholic. Negotiation, disagreement, an argument, or feelings of restlessness and discomfort. Taking on too much, making the best of a difficult situation.

The Sevens are the most spiritual cards of the deck and the task of this Seven is to bring the spiritual aspect of knowledge into the mundane physical world. With such a creative, intellectual prowess, the Seven of Clubs has much to offer when aligned with a positive attitude. Highly analytical and observant, they are a natural when it comes to acquiring new information and knowledge.

With the active mind of a Clubs, the opportunity is to challenge negative, fearful thoughts and attune to positivity and faith. When the Seven of Clubs is not seeking the broader perspective of spiritual truth, they may be prone to depression. With the Seven of Spades in Saturn, their faith can be tested when experiencing health issues, accidents or difficult situations. Longing for stability, they must apply themselves through the power of positive, healthy thoughts.

The Seven of Clubs person has responsibility toward honesty and integrity. Indicated by a Jack of Spades Supporting Karma Card (+KC), they can be slippery and deceiving when under stress or align with their spiritual Seven nature to express the higher vibration offered by the Jack of Spades. They are quite resourceful as well as creative and, when aligned with spiritual knowledge, the result can bring many happy returns to them.

In Jupiter lies the Nine of Diamonds suggesting that their opportunity for wealth needs to be balanced with the capacity to manage it well. Coupled with an Eight of Diamonds Challenging Karma Card (-KC), there are lessons in money management and the power that it brings. It would be wise to avoid gambling or compulsive spending as this will likely bring losses.

Uniting this innate spiritual knowledge with honesty and integrity can bring tremendous satisfaction to Seven of Clubs people. The balancing act is to access the highest vibrations of spiritual knowledge with the propensity for limited thinking, negativity and struggle.

People of this card and suit are here to experience life and themselves through their mental nature, thoughts/thinking, communication/language, information/knowledge and education.

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Three of Spades

All the Threes of the deck are mentally driven, facing many choices in their lives. The resulting restlessness can be fuel for innovation if channeled in a productive current. The highly creative Three of Spades♠ person seeks the ideal outlet for their creative expression and various talents. They can enjoy several different career paths throughout their lives as they have the ability to excel at several things simultaneously. Their greatest success comes, however, from focusing on the career path that truly fulfills their need for creative expression and imbuing it with all their energy.

Their Queen of Spades♠ in Jupiter suggests an innate ability to achieve their goals through application of expertise and embodied self-mastery. When the Three of Spades♠ truly believes in what they do and who they are doing it with, they enjoy the rewards for their efforts although they have to work hard for it.

There is a tendency to want to escape the responsibilities of life expressed through their Jack of Clubs♣ in Saturn in their life script. Jack energy is wily and crafty, youthful and irresponsible when expressed in its lower nature. So a longing for the good life may be underlying the Queen of Spades♠ energy of putting in a good day’s work. The higher expression of this Jack energy, however, is a sharp intellect and tremendous creativity. Putting those into service of creative expression and career achievements suggests that the Three of Spades person has all the tools they need to accomplish their goals.

Highly creative, Three of Spades♠ people achieve the success they desire when they apply themselves and work hard for it. However, they can get so wrapped up in pursuit of their career that their health pays the price. Releasing their uncertainty, focusing on their goals, and finishing what they start clears the way for success and supports them in attaining the notoriety they seek.

People of this card and suit are ultimately here to experience life and themselves through work/labor, health, death/dying, wisdom and/or spirituality.

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Thursday 8th February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 8, 2018 by bishshat

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We Need Love

Ray Thomas

My soul is willing to travel
I’ve got a song that’s waiting to be sung
I’ve got a dream that needs to be answered
And my heart needs to belong

My hope is we can learn together
My dream is we can all belong
And my reason for loving doesn’t matter
My hunger for life carries on

But we need love we need love we need love
My love song’s a sad song
I sing it to say I’m sorry
Then maybe just maybe
You’ll learn to love again my baby

So much time is spent in forgiving
So much time is lost in a lie
And the truth is sometimes never answered
I’m left to sit and wonder why

But we need love we need love we need love
Yes, we need love (love) we need love we need love
We need love
We need love

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The Night Before

The Beatles

We said our goodbyes, ah, the night before
Love was in your eyes, ah, the night before
Now today I find you have changed your mind
Treat me like you did the night before

Were you telling lies, ah, the night before?
Was I so unwise, ah, the night before?
When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before

Last night is a night I will remember you by
When I think of things we did it makes me wanna cry

We said our goodbye, ah, the night before
Love was in your eyes, ah, the night before
Now today I find you have changed your mind
Treat me like you did the night before

Yes

When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before

Last night is a night I will remember you by
When I think of things we did it makes me wanna cry

Were you telling lies, ah, the night before?
Was I so unwise, ah, the night before?
When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before
Like the night before

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 7, 2018 by bishshat

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Sunshine Of Your Love

Cream

It’s gettin’ near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes.
I’ll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise.
I’ll be with you darling soon,
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling.

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love.

I’m with you my love,
The light’s shinin’ through on you.
Yes, I’m with you my love,
It’s the morning and just we two.
I’ll stay with you darling now,
I’ll stay with you till my seas are dried up.

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love.

I’m with you my love,
The light’s shinin’ through on you.
Yes, I’m with you my love,
It’s the morning and just we two.
I’ll stay with you darling now,
I’ll stay with you till my seas are dried up.

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love.

 

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Spurs 2 Newport 0

A comfortable victory against League Two Newport County at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evening saw us safely through to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Having endured a real tussle in the first drawn game at Rodney Parade 10 days ago, this replay was a much more straight-forward affair as we dominated throughout, the gulf in league positions showing on this occasion – Mauricio Pochettino’s 200th game as our manager.

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The opening goal came on 26 minutes when Moussa Sissoko’s driven cross was diverted into his own net by Dan Butler and 12 minutes later we doubled our lead, Victor Wanyama and Heung-Min Son setting up Erik Lamela who neatly slotted past Newport goalkeeper Joe Day. That was the midfielder’s first goal since scoring in the EFL Cup against Gillingham in September, 2016.

In between times, Day had saved well from both Lamela and Son and did so again from the former midway through the second half, in which we carved out numerous chances.

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Fernando Llorente twice went close, substitute Dele Alli hit the crossbar when clean through and another sub, Kyle Walker-Peters fired just wide late on.

The visitors had their only shot on target deep into stoppage time, but Michel Vorm showed great agility to keep out Padraig Amond’s angled drive, pretty much the only thing Vorm had to do all evening.

 

Monday 5th February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 5, 2018 by bishshat

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I again went to Kineton Am Dram and I still cannot make up my mind to tread the boards or not its a real dilemma. I’m well into studying more about the events of the Suffragettes. The did quite a bit of damage with fire bombs and real bombs. I noticed when they were force fed it was women prison officers who were doing quite a bit of the feeding by force.

The white feather women were also something I learnt a lot about too.

As a symbol of cowardice, the white feather supposedly comes from cockfighting and the belief that a cockerel sporting a white feather in its tail is likely to be a poor fighter. Pure-breed gamecocks do not show white feathers, so its presence indicates that the cockerel is an inferior cross-breed.

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Annie Kenney (13 September 1879 – 9 July 1953) was the only working class suffragette to become a leading figure in the Women’s Social and Political Union. She attracted the attention of the press and the public in 1905 when she, and Christabel Pankhurst, were imprisoned for several days for assault and obstruction, after heckling Sir Edward Grey at a Liberal rally in Manchester on the issue of votes for women. This incident is credited with inaugurating a new phase in the struggle for women’s suffrage in the UK, with the adoption of militant tactics.

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Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (5 May 1882 – 27 September 1960) was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism.   Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (she later dropped her first forename) was born in Manchester, a daughter of Dr Richard Pankhurst and Emmeline Pankhurst, who both later became founding members of the Independent Labour Party and were much concerned with women’s rights. Sylvia and her sisters, Christabel and Adela, attended Manchester High School for Girls, and all three became suffragists. Sylvia trained as an artist at the Manchester School of Art, and, in 1900, won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in South Kensington.

n 1906, Sylvia Pankhurst started to work full-time for the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) with her sister Christabel and their mother. She applied her artistic talents on behalf of the WSPU, devising its logo and various leaflets, banners, and posters as well as the decoration of its meeting halls. In 1907 she toured industrial towns in England and Scotland, painting portraits of working-class women in their working environments.[3] She spent time in Leicester where she was welcomed by Alice Hawkins who she knew through the Independent Labour Party. They were soon joined by Mary Gawthorpe and they established a WSPU presence in Leicester.

In contrast to Emmeline and Christabel, Sylvia retained an affiliation with the labour movement and concentrated her activity on local campaigning. She and Amy Bull founded the East London Federation of the WSPU. Sylvia also contributed articles to the WSPU’s newspaper, Votes for Women and, in 1911, she published a propagandist history of the WSPU’s campaign, The Suffragette: The History of the Women’s Militant Suffrage Movement.

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By 1914, Sylvia had many disagreements with the route the WSPU was taking. It had become independent of any political party, but she wanted it to become an explicitly socialist organisation tackling wider issues than women’s suffrage, and aligned with the Independent Labour Party. She had a close personal relationship with the Labour politician Keir Hardie. On 1 November 1913, Pankhurst showed her support in the Dublin Lockout and spoke at a meeting in London. The members of the WSPU, particularly co-founder and her sister Christabel, did not agree with her actions, thus expelling her from the union. Her expulsion led to her founding of the East London Federation of Suffragettes (ELFS), which over the years evolved politically and changed its name accordingly, first to the Women’s Suffrage Federation and then to the Workers’ Socialist Federation. She founded the newspaper of the WSF, Women’s Dreadnought, which subsequently became the Workers’ Dreadnought. It organised against the First World War and some of its members hid conscientious objectors from the police.

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The WSF continued to move towards left-wing politics and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Communist Party (BSTI). Workers’ Dreadnought published Sylvia Pankhurst’s “A Constitution for British Soviets” to coincide with this meeting. In this article she highlighted the potential role of what she called Household Soviets – “In order that mothers and those who are organisers of the family life of the community may be adequately represented, and may take their due part in the management of society, a system of household Soviets shall be built up.”

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The CP(BSTI) was opposed to parliamentarism, in contrast to the views of the newly founded British Socialist Party which formed the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) in August 1920. The CP(BSTI) soon dissolved itself into the larger, official Communist Party, but this unity was short-lived. When the leadership of the CPGB proposed that Sylvia Pankhurst hand over the Workers Dreadnought to the party she revolted. As a result she was expelled from the CPGB and moved to found the short-lived Communist Workers Party.

By this time she was an adherent of left or council communism. She attended meetings of the Communist International in Russia and Amsterdam, and those of the Italian Socialist Party. She disagreed with Lenin on his advice to work with the British Labour Party and was supportive of “left communists” such as Anton Pannekoek.

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Sunday 4th February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 4, 2018 by bishshat

Liverpool 2 Spurs 2

The game ends all square. Liverpool looked dead and buried when Harry Kane stepped up for his first penalty after being on the back foot for the majority of the second half, but he was denied by Loris Karius. The save breathed life into the Reds, who thought they had snatched then win when Mohamed Salah notched his second of the game with a brilliant mazy run and finish. However, the assistant referee correctly spotted a foul on Erik Lamela from Virgil Van Dijk to hand Kane redemption and he did not disappoint again from 12 yards. He notched his 100th Premier League goal in the process of securing a valuable point for Spurs.

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Salah had given Liverpool an early lead, but they were gradually forced back in the second period. Victor Wanyama scored a stunner to get Tottenham level before the final five minutes of chaos. Both teams will feel that they should have won the contest – therefore a point apiece is probably fair.

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We were chasing the game for much of the afternoon having gifted the Reds an early head-start, but it was the closing moments that brought the most thrilling of drama.

Substitute Victor Wanyama lashed home to cancel out Mohamed Salah’s third-minute opener with 11 minutes left – just reward for a dominant second-half display that often left Liverpool’s defenders scrambling to keep up.

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And when Kane was tripped by Loris Karius and referee Jon Moss awarded us a penalty, even after extensive consultation with his linesman, the striker looked odds-on to score his 100th Premier League goal and give us a rare win at Anfield.

Karius saved it, though, and, in the first minute of stoppage time, Salah ploughed through to make it 2-1 to the hosts, leaving Kane and co crestfallen.

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But you can never write off this team! We kept pushing and after Virgil van Dijk’s foul on Erik Lamela was spotted by the assistant referee, we were handed a second spot kick and this time, with 95 minutes on the watch, Kane made no mistake to bring up his century and ensure we took a deserved point. What a game!

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 3, 2018 by bishshat

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I had a unusual job at Compton Verney today, A birthday Arty Farty party. Patrick was 70 and his family had booked a surprise lot from 1-4. It changed from 2-5 o I was in and I prepared their table and was well ready when they came. They enjoyed it and I made them do a crit which also went down well. So job done.

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Friday 2nd February 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 2, 2018 by bishshat

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The End Of The World

Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee

Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
‘Cause you don’t love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything’s the same as it was
I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

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