Month: May 2008

While I, in no way, condone the events that happened, I’m quite happy with this ruling in the favour of MySpace.  It’s one thing that has been troubling me, in regards to parenting and even down to the learning of personal responsibility by children.  We cannot continue to “let them be kids” by allowing them to shirk the lessons needed to be a functioning and socially responsible adult.

As I said, I in no way condone the fact that the girl in the case was assaulted.  However, the guy who committed the act has been found guilty and faces up to 20 years in prison for assaulting her.  The parents, chose to seek recourse against MySpace through a lawsuit, claiming they failed to protect their daughter.  However, they failed to hold their daughter accountable for allowing MySpace to protect her, by falsifying her age (she was 13, but represented herself via myspace as 18).

Couch that, I’m big on personal safety, and doing what is necessary to ensure that one remains as safe as possible.  Does that mean I think someone going out is asking for an attack of any sort?  No, it does not.  But if one chooses to participate in an activity that puts them in the position of being a possible target, one needs to accept the potential consequences and do what is necessary to minimize those consequences – e.g. walking in groups or near groups of people, making online profiles private, reducing the amount of personal info available for general searches, etc, etc.  Ya know, that whole personal responsibility thing…

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
A journalist visiting the home of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr was surprised to see a horseshoe nailed to the wall. “Can it be that you, of all people, believe a horseshoe will bring you good luck?” he asked. “Of course not,” Bohr replied, “but I understand it brings you luck whether you believe it or not.” I suggest you adopt the physicist’s mindset in the coming week, Scorpio. Without dumbing down your powers of logic, be open to the possibility that you will benefit from forces that are beyond your imagining or unaccounted for by your belief system. [Source: Living Biographies of Great Scientists, by Henry & Dana Lee Thomas.]

FreeWill Astrology

I can see that working in the coming weeks. Especially given that I will need to stay open to manifest the issues I’m working on.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You’re not any more narcissistic and egotistical than the rest of us, but this week happens to be your special time to make amends for being that way. Therefore, I recommend that you try the following corrective measures: 1. Every day, do three things motivated by compassion that are helpful to people you know. 2. For a few minutes each day, use your imagination to get inside the mind of someone you care about and see the world through his or her eyes. 3. Every day, take at least one action that will in some way beautify your environment, contribute to the well-being of strangers, or help save the world.

FreeWill Astrology

Working on that, of course, those are all works in progress as I started working on those weeks ago.  One of my ideas at the new place, is a dry-erase board with a habit or intention for the week.  But I can honestly say, it’s nice that my space is really working into my space.  I have vaulted ceilings, which means more picture space.  😀

Revisions…

I am revising this idea a little bit.  Instead of taking real-life women (which I would rather do, in order to prove the existence of such an ideal), I’ll use Hollywood/Literary characters.  So, guys, I’d like some feedback (women, you can respond as well).  Which strong, warrior-type female characters of the screen are you attracted to and why (and no, “Mila Jovovich is hot” does not count).  I want personality and physical aspects that attract you to them as an individual.  Please keep in mind, this is not in the context of a one-night-stand, or really anything sexual.  What attracts you to them, mentally? 

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
If you hurt another person, you hurt yourself. The act of inflicting injury distorts you, making it more difficult for you to be in alignment with your highest potential. The converse is also true. When you hurt yourself, you inevitably hurt others. The damage you cause to yourself diminishes your ability to give your best gifts. Keep this mind, Scorpio, as you celebrate Do No Harm Week. Be scrupulous in your intention to practice non-violence in every way you can imagine.

FreeWill Astrology

Yes, I be believe Sir Isaac Newton had a wider point with his laws of gravity and motion. While I’m not very knowledgable on string theory, I don’t doubt that some actions have wider reactions than we can possibly see with our naked eyes. And the rest of this interpretation is not for public consumption, but it does have a greater impact on how I percieve my own life.