Apr
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Roseanne Barr to Host New Series on Extreme Helicopter Moms

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From New York Post

Roseanne Barr wants everyone to listen up.

The outspoken comedian — known for voicing her opinion on topics from George Zimmerman to Kim Kardashian’s latest selfie — will now take on motherhood as host of a new Investigation Discovery series “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.”

The show spotlights stories of mothers who will do anything in order for their children to succeed — from the soccer mom who stalks, threatens and attacks her son’s coach to the theater mom who takes auditions into her own hands.

Tabloid news stories like the “Texas Cheerleader Mom” Wanda Holloway — who attempted to hire a hitman to kill the mother of her daughter’s junior high school cheerleading rival — will be recounted in the typical ID style through re-enactments, with Barr offering her commentary.

Though still in pre-production, the plan is to premiere the half-hour “Momsters” episodes later this year.

Barr was already a huge fan of the network (favorites shows include the Jerry Springer-hosted “Tabloid,” “Wives With Knives” and “Who the Bleep Did I Marry”) and says the “Momsters” topic is right up her alley because it allows her to take bad moms to task — which she already does without the forum of a TV show.

“I like to correct people when I don’t think they’re doing good mother things in public,” Barr tells The Post, recounting how she chastised a woman in the park on Tuesday who was pushing a kid in a stroller who had bare feet in 40-degree weather.

“It’s weird what people do and how everyone ignores it,” she says. “So this [show] is like let’s not ignore this for a while.”

Before “Momsters,” Barr will next be seen in the PBS series “Pioneers of Television” on April 15, talking about her journey from stand-up to the groundbreaking sitcom “Roseanne,” which she says is even more influential now because a second life in syndication has brought it a new generation of fans.

She’s also been cast as a judge — alongside Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters — in NBC’s revival of “Last Comic Standing,” premiering May 22 with host JB Smoove. The job’s few weeks of shooting was perfect for balancing her life in Hawaii, while getting Barr back to her comedic roots.

“I’m a stand-up comic — [I] just [wanted] to get back around that and see what new comics are doing so I can steal their material,” she deadpans.

As for what the comedians and viewers can expect from her judging style?

“Losing my temper and swearing at people occasionally because they think they’re smarter than me. That makes me mad,” she says. “That’s the same thing on the ID channel, too. Who do these people think they’re kidding? They should all be listening to me more, in my opinion.”

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The Cast of Last Comic Standing

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Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters make up the new judging panel, with J.B. Smoove hosting the 13-episode revamp premiering May 22.

A Reunion with Roseanne

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NBC’s revived comedy competition Last Comic Standing has unveiled its new host and judges.

J.B. Smoove will take the reins as host of the eighth season 13-episode revamp, with celebrity judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayansand Russell Peters.

The new effort, executive produced by Wanda Sykes,Page Hurwitz and Javier Winnik, will launch with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 22 from 9-11 p.m., with Last Comic airing in its regular Thursdays at 10 p.m. starting the following week.

“We are ready to bring back the funny with this relaunch of Last Comic Standing, and can’t wait to discover the next great stand-up,” said Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late night programming, NBC Entertainment. “With Keenen, Roseanne and Russell set as our new judges, J.B. as host and Wanda, Page and Javier at the helm, there will be plenty of laughter all summer.”

Part of the grand prize on Last Comic includes an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by sister studio Universal Television.

Last Comic‘s return to television comes after a three-year absence on NBC’s schedule. A regular summer staple, previous hosts for the competition series had included Jay Mohr,Anthony ClarkBill BellamyFearne Cotton and Craig Robinson

Mar
05

Breaking News: In the Matter of The People v. Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, Justin Welby

From Kevin Annett
The International Common Law Court of Justice
Criminal Trial Division, Brussels

PUBLIC SUMMONS

In the Matter of The People v. Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, Justin Welby and others
Case Docket No. 31032014-001

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SUMMONS to appear before this Court is issued on this day, March 3, 2014, to the following persons:

Jorge Bergoglio, alias Pope Francis 1, Pontiff of the Church of Rome

Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, alias Superior General of the Jesuit Order

Justin Welby, alias Archbishop of Canterbury of the Church of England

Let these person,s their agents and the world be advised that they, the named parties as flesh and blood men, are hereby publicly charged by the Citizen Prosecutor’s Office of the Court with the following offences:

1. Organizing, aiding and abetting child rape, torture and trafficking within their bodies Corporate, and inciting and commanding their agents and followers to do the same;

2. Violating the Laws of Nations and compelling their agents and followers to commit Treason within their respective Nations;

3. Criminal complicity in the death, rape, torture and genocide of untold numbers of children, and

4. Criminally conspiring to commit and conceal these offences, and counselling others to do the same.

These accused persons, as flesh and blood men, are hereby summoned to appear as primary Defendants in a law suit addressing their responsibility for these crimes to be adjudicated by the Court, commencing at its opening Examination Hearing on Monday, March 31, 2014, in the City of Brussels.

These Defendants are advised that they or their legal representatives must appear at this Hearing, or give just cause in writing within ten (10) days of this date as to why they are unable or unwilling to attend.

The Defendants are further advised that their failure to respond to this Summons or to challenge these charges made against them will be interpreted by the Court as a tacit admission of guilt by them, and will constitute a plea of nolo contendere, or non-contested declaration, and will be entered into the Court record as such.

This PUBLIC SUMMONS is issued by the Office of the Presiding Magistrates of the Criminal Trial Division of the Court on the Third Day of March in the year 2014, in the City of Brussels.

The Defendants are hereby publicly served.

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Head Magistrate (signed in the original)                     

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Secretary of the Court (signed in the original)

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The International Common Law Court of Justice
Case Docket No. 31032014-001 – Filed in the Court Registry in Brussels, Belgium – 03/03/2014
contact: itccscentral@gmail.com , www.itccs.org , www.iclcj.com

Mar
04

THE MONA LISA AS HIGH PRIESTESS AND MAGDALENE

Mona Lisa and High Priestess

Published by Waking Beauty Mystery

Leonardo da Vinci carried his little painting of the Mona Lisa in his luggage when he traveled.  He is said to have kept Her on his bed stand and, until his death, was never parted from his most famous painting.

In his life, da Vinci guarded no painting as well as he did that of the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Originally called La Gioconda, it appears to have been a prized possession of his. So prized, in fact, that he refused to hand it over to the party who had commissioned it in 1503.   ~ from  Leonardo Da Vinci Biography, His Art And His World

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa shares an important feature with the High Priestess Tarot Key.  She sits between two pillars.  Only the pedistals may be seen in Leonardo’s original painting.  Though early copies were made depicting the columns in full view,  Da Vinci’s painting shows only a glimpse of their pedestals.  Yet the pedestals that flank the Mona Lisa clearly support the concept of columns.  The image of a woman, flanked by two columns, is a familiar configuration in Hermetic Philosophy.  The basic structure that makes up the Tree of Life consists of three pillars.  In the image of the Tarot’s High Priestess the woman between the two pillars represents the central pillar, or the eternal dimension within the Tree of Life.  Like the Mona Lisa, the High Priestess sits placidly between two architectural pillars… her hands, and a book, are in her lap.  If you look closely at the arm of the chair  in Da Vinci’s painting, you will notice the distinctive shape of a closed book.  Mona Lisa’s fingers curve gracefully over the edge of the pages as though she had just left off reading, closed the book, and looked up at the artist.

Da Vinci’s use of the structure of the Tree of Life in his Last Supper shows that he is conversant in Cabalistic language.   He would then be familiar with the High Priestess Tarot key.  In Cabalistic terms, the High Priestess and the Tree of Life are clearly reflected in the Mona Lisa.  As we look at the Mona Lisa we see the High Priestess, and a spiritual agent of the highest authority.  We are looking at an image of Mary Magdalene.  The expert Cabalist, Jason Lotterhand, who was a member of the Golden Dawn, and a student of Paul Foster Case, taught the Tarot and Cabala in San Francisco for fifty years.  He has this to say of the High Priestess:

The worship of the virgin Mary in the West is the adoration of the same archetype as that presented by The High Priestess.

The High Priestess is associated with knowledge and learning, especially spiritual knowledge.   Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile has long been associated with some secret, or unspoken knowledge.  The otherworldly glow of her skin suggests the temporal beauty of a spiritual agency.  These qualities, and the painting’s composition, tell a Cabalist that we are looking at the High Priestess.  The archetypal identity that Mary Magdalene and The High Priestess share is also reflected in the Mona Lisa.

The name Mona Lisa, as an anagram, combines Mary Magdalene’s signature M with ona.  The word Yoni has other cognates and John has other names: yona and yones are other forms of the word yoni. The name John appears also as Johanna and Johannes in Renaissance Art.  The second part of her name consists of L and isa.  The Hebrew name for god is El.  L becomes the signature letter for god as Isis, who is also deeply identified with beauty and sacred sexuality.

The provacative use of the singular artical THE  refers to either The Magdalene or TheMona Lisa.

For these reasons, and because of da Vinci’s deeply personal relationship to the painting, I believe that the Mona Lisa is a portrait of the Magdalene of Leonardo’s time.  Clearly he guarded this secret as carefully as the painting itself.  Leonardo called her La Gioconda;  Lady of light.

The Magdalene, also a Lady of light, stands as a Tree of Life in holy trinity;  Great Mother on the left, and Sister on the right.  Below them, at the Tree’s center… the energies of Mother and Sister are received in Beauty, the earthly daughter of heaven.  They form together a vessel of  light within the Tree of Life.  Radiant energy travels through space without light. When it comes into contact with water… it shines.  Such is the nature of the living water associated with The Tree of Life.  These waters live in Ishtar, in Isis, and in Beauty.  These are some of the names of Love as goddess, and tree, and as a fountain of living water.  In Revelation the Tree of life is imaged as a throne.  Beauty, as the Lamb in the midst of the throne, leads us to those living fountains of waters.

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them,                                                                                                                           and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:                                                                                                                                                  and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.  ~Revelation 7:17

The Magdalene and the High Priestess, as the same archetype, also share an identity with Isis and with Ishtar .   Ever living waters pour from the jar that Ishtar holds.  Such waters pour forth from the robe of the High Priestess and flow, as vital energy, through the rest of numbers of the Major Arcana.  The  female chevron, on the Tree of Life, is the sacred vessel that holds the waters of life.  This image on the Tree represents the true and Holy Grail of Hermetic Philosophy.  The waters that it contains are living waters.  Through these waters, the light of god shines forth.

From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth. ~ Psalm 50:2

This vessel, in the shape of a V, on the Tree of Life represents the Sacred Feminine as yonic cup.  The word Yoni is ancient.  The Sumerians used this word in their famous Hymn to Inanna (see extended quotes from this hymn in my post Wedding Day)  The word may have traveled from India to Sumeria when the pre-Harapin culture fled from glacerial melt waters that flooded India’s West coast about thirteen thousand years ago.  In any case, the word Yoni, as the sexual and generative aspect of woman, has long represented the sacred source of life.   The sacred yoni as temple of joy and vessel of god had a central place in Jerusalem.

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. ~Jeremiah 2:13  ~the number of this verse adds up to 6 (Beauty’s number)

Zion, the place from which god shines forth, is another word for yoni.  In hebrew the word is not Zion, but  Si ‘yon. 

Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.
Psalms 2:6