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Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine

For some, 9/9/09, is a special date because it is the last time we will see single-digit repeating numbers in a date until January 1, 2101. According to Livescience.com, 9/9/09 is significant to numerologists because the number 9 is, to coin a term, "yingyangy." In other words, it is associated with noble qualities such as forgiveness, compassion and success and ignoble qualities such as arrogance and self-righteousness, according to numerologists.
do you have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.
In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.
Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.
Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.
Math magic
Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.
Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.
"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08. What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).
Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.
Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.
In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death. in the tarot, the death card always signifies change as opposed to mortality.
But many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether.

Some are excited about 09/09/09 because Tim Burton's movie "9" (which reportedly has nine heroes) opens today. i personally have an added respect for the obama administration for having the numerological awareness to make his health care speech on 9/9/9. now that is change everyone can believe in!
on the other hand, will the religions right turn upside down that date?


believe it or not, a republican representative- joe wilson, called obama a liar during the presidential speech today, it was during the part when obama stated that his health reform bill would not cover illegal aliens. watch this video @ the 1:19 mark

absolutely incredible. i sent an email to this fool. here's how it read-

TO- MR. JOE WILSON, deplorable.. despicable, immature, ridiculous. who are you representing with actions and remarks like that? you need to step down from office and take anger management courses.

mr. wilson, you have set a new low, for the already low standards of the republican party.


rick castro
citizen of america
(btw.. i'm a legal citizen)


i suggest everyone contact him as well.
here is the info-

Joe Wilson Contact Information
634 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
Home phone number (803) 926-1413
Phone: 1-803-937-0041
Phone: 202-225-2452
Fax: 202-225-2455
Email - Joe.Wilson@mail.house.gov



i rarely blog mainstream stuff, but this was just too good to pass up

what some will do for love



does anyone remember ALL IN THE FAMILY?i came across this classic footage and just had to repost. i'm severely dating myself, but it brings back so many memories.
the acting is so good.. as is the directing and producing by left-wing ledgend- norman lear... i'll take this 70s sictom, to reality TV any time.