Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Canada Election 2011 Leaders Debate - Hand Movements and Gestures

OK, I just got through yet another leaders debate. Watching the conflict between the words and hand gestures was actually painful. That said, here's the brief overview and points of interest:

Approximately 9 minutes 30 seconds into debate:
Ignatieff speaks to Harper about the "Waste of public money" while suddenly switching to a hand gesture denoting a very specific point of interest. Investigation on this would likely reveal some very controversial details.

10 minutes into debate:
Harper speaks of "Raise the taxes on 100,000 Canadian businesses, THEY will not pay those taxes, they will pass that onto consumers". While saying "they", Harper gestures towards himself, revealing that he is either associated financially with at least one of those 100,000 businesses, or he views himself as the single person that Canadians pay taxes to. (The latter is more likely, considering his upcoming hand gestures.)

20 minutes in:
Layton says "They supported our small business tax cuts" while suddenly switching from very practiced and controlled hand movements to the very negative extended index finger gesture.

Ignatieff starts using tightly closed fists as his main hand gesture. The topic at the time is Canada's role on the "international stage". The closed fist gesture is meant to show strength and forcefulness.

Layton's speech about "We should be bringing our troops home from Afghanistan" used obviously phony and practiced gestures. His shoulders were WAY too far back to be natural.

Harper points to himself while saying "As a minority government" and "That's what this government has done", showing his thoughts of government and himself are basically the same. In other words, he IS the government. (Or at least his political party.)


Harper: (Delusions of grandeur)
The strongest and best hand gestures for the debate, but like those of a CEO at a board meeting. Believes that HE is the party.

Ignatieff: (Delusions of being Canadian)
Uses fairly natural hand movements and gestures, but in a very practiced way (as if in front of a mirror). His common closed fists gesture shows that his platform is based on a show of personal strength and power.

Layton: (Delusions of being believable)
Layton used very grandiose gestures throughout the debate, especially as an attack on both Harper and Ignatieff. The result was a very weak series of hand movements, not at all like his usual practiced and overconfident gestures.

Duceppe: (Delusions of being an actual candidate)
While his hand gestures were by far the most natural and believable, his often pointed index finger reveals a rampant ego and judgmental attitude. Sure you can believe the words, but is that really what anyone would want???

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Your Life is in Your Hands" Now Available on YouTube

It took me awhile, but the first episode of "Your Life is in Your Hands" radio show is finally available on YouTube. The other episodes will also be added as time permits. Each one will be broken into 4 parts (due to YouTube's 15 minute maximum limit).

I would be thrilled if you would rate and/or comment on these. You can hear them all at http://www.youtube.com/user/RedPhoenixProduction

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Radio Show About the Hands

It's been more than a year since my last blog posts. Now that I've finished moving and getting a few other things dealt with, it's back to the business at hand (sorry, pun intended).

I will be hosting a new show on VoiceAmerica.com, the worlds largest internet talk radio. The show is titled "Your Life is in Your Hands", with topics each week relating to the hands (of course). Starting March 30 it airs live each Tuesday at 11:00am Pacific time on Voice America's "7th Wave" channel. The first episode is an introduction to palmistry and hand analysis, with guest Jennifer Hirsch.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Status Update

Family and personal matters are currently taking up most of my available time. Because of this my email replies & correspondence may be very slow, there have been very few website or blog updates recently, and very few to come over the next months. Corporate events and private readings are still being done, and Holistic Cheirology course students will continue to receiving email responses within 24 hours. I will continue to keep up with other emails as best I can, and will hopefully be completely caught up and back to regular website updates and blog posts by sometime this Summer.