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ROARY the Staffordshire bull terrier turned lifesaver when he saw a deadly brown snake rear to strike three-year-old Ebony Davis.Roary jumped on the 1.5-metre snake, bit it and swung it clear of Ebony and her father in the backyard of their home.But the family pet's bravery almost cost its life.As Roary held on, the snake bit him repeatedly on the flanks and one ear before breaking free and slithering under a shed.For the whole story, go here---http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23263529-2862,00.html
This week's edition is well worth the money. Can you imagine a generator, already in production, that will supply all your electricity needs, all year, for free?....And with the price of gas (petrol) inevitably going up faster than the US Navy can bring a spy satellite down....you'll likely be interested in a device that increases gas mileage by 50% or more.(I'm not financially involved in these things by the way - just doing what I can to keep you up to date with the good things that are happening around the world).....Dr Miceal Ledwith - featured in "What The Bleep" and also in the documentary I directed - "Contact Has Begun" - has brought out another DVD himself.Read all about it...and all that...in Earth Change Report.Click here to go there.or copy and paste this URLhttp://www.buycontacthasbegun.com/newsletter030.htmlSincerely.Michael Knight
Tonight, February 23rd at 'Liquid Soul Coffee and Music Cafe hear The House Band with a variety of Latin style songs. This is a one and only for this area. This will be a memorable evening you won't want to miss. The House Band - features Martin Salinas, Steve Bartlett, Mike Fieldhouse ( Miguelito ) and Kenny WilliamSon. Playing a variety of Blues & Jazz. Entertainment from 8pm 'til 11pm. .Wow! Sounds like a fun night. I'll be there.At 35025 90th South. 'Liquid Soul Coffee and Music Cafe' at the McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos. 'Liquid Soul' serves great fresh roasted, organic , fair trade coffees- The food at 'Liquid Soul' is fabulous! Great carnitas, sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, pan dulce, empanadas, desserts and more. Beer and wine and fun. Saturday night is a special night. They will be offering authentic all natural " Carnitas " . A wonderful plate with charro beans, fresh tortillas and of course Barbara's famous "pork" Carnitas. Check them out at http://www.liquidsoulcoffee.com/ The phone is 360/400-soul. Kids are welcome too."Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters & Cafe, a place to enjoy a cup of fresh roasted coffee, latte art, our secret blend Chai Tea, and even live music along with fine beer and wine. A place you can enjoy breakfast along with our very own signature pastries, lunch, or unwind at the end of the day. We have plenty of room for large gatherings, private parties or company meetings. We also offer an in house PA system, including a DLP Projector with a 106" screen." From the Liquid Soul Web Site. Click here to check it all out. http://www.liquidsoulcoffee.com/ or phone 360/400-soul. They also have a George Lopez ( Comedian ) show drawing. Two 65.00 tickets will be given to the lucky winners. Also, a chance to meet the comic and possibly get an autogragh and picture with him. Do not miss his Grammy nominated show at The Paramount in Seattle. Purchase a dinner to qualify for this evenings drawing.
The scientists have made a significant step into the understanding of conscious perception, by showing how single neurons in the human brain reacted to perceived and nonperceived images. Go here for the rest of the story.Dr Quian Quiroga said the study had important implications. Potential applications of this discovery include the development of Neural Prosthetic devices to be used by paralysed patients or amputees. A patient with a lesion in the spinal cord (as with the late Christopher Reeves), can still think about reaching a cup of tea with his arm, but this order is not transmitted to the muscles. Go to--http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/97771.php-
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - With water becoming increasingly precious in California, a rising number of farmers figure they can make more money by selling their water than by actually growing something. WOW! Go here for the whole story.--- http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=104&sid=1333243 Thanks Linda
William Blake. Cool. Did you know? William James was raised in a highly intellectual household: his father Henry, Sr. was a Swedenborgian theologian, his sister Alice wrote lengthy, literary diaries, and his brother Henry, Jr. became a renowned novelist. William himself studied art and geology before recieving a professional medical degree from Harvard university, where he taught for thirty-five years. Despite an energetic constitution, James struggled throughout life with such severe bouts of hypochondria, melancholy, and depression that he regarded himself as persisting only by means of a deliberate effort of will. Upon his death, however, a friend expressed great respect for James's wisdom, integrity, and equanimity. From http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/
DessertsLow FatDessert Submitted by ONESWEETSHANNON Try this luscious dark mocha desert that's as as easy to make as any instant pudding mix. This recipe makes four small servings at less than 100 calories each, or two very generous helpings at still less than 190 calories. Dust the whipped topping with cocoa, cinnamon, or nutmeg for a special final touch. 65 Minutes to Prepare and Cook. Click here for the whole recipe. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=216793 Photo by Crystal J. Sincoff. Thanks.
Another full lunar eclipse will not be seen in North America for 3 years. Sedona, AZ - Evening Sky Tours of Sedona will present an eclipse party on February 20, 2008 from 6 – 10 p.m. on the Football Field at Sedona Red Rock High School. The event is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary. Go here for all the news----http://www.sedona.biz/sedona-eclipse-party0108.htm
'... yet I cannot but express my sorrow that the beauty of such landscapes are quickly passing away--the ravages of the axe are daily increasing--the most noble scenes are made desolate, and oftentimes with a wantonness and barbarism scarcely credible in a civilized nation. The wayside is becoming shadeless, desecrated by what is called improvement.' -- Essay On American Scenery Thomas Cole, 1835 http://www.terrain.org/arterrain/21/gallery.htm
Anna – Made for deep south. Large. Light greenish-yellow skin with slight red blush. Sweet, slightly tart, crisp, creamy white flesh. Good choice for pies, applesauce and eating fresh from the tree. Stores well. An extremely young bearer. Pollinate with Dorsett. Ripens late June. 100-300 chill hours. Zones 5-9. Tree Care and Planting instructions too. Click--- http://www.isons.com/trees.htm
Where's the coldest spot in the universe? Not on the moon, where the temperature plunges to a mere minus 378 Fahrenheit. Not even in deepest outer space, which has an estimated background temperature of about minus 455°F. As far as scientists can tell, the lowest temperatures ever attained were recently observed right here on earth. Chill Out and go here--- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/12359501.html
Only in Alaska....... This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has. He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home.... impressive! Thank you Patsy and Waylon.
John Aeschliman shows a spot where rain has washed soil from a neighboring farmer's property onto the road. Aeschliman says his method of farming, in which plants are seeded directly into the remains of the previous crop without tilling, gives stability to the soil, enabling it to retain water and preserve the organic matter within it. While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet. Go here for the full article from The Seattle P.I.-- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/348200_dirt22.html Thank you Kleiners Korner for this news. For Kleiners Korner go to www.kleinerskorner.com/
by Staff Writers Tokyo (AFP) Jan 23, 2008 A Japanese astronaut plans to throw a boomerang inside a space station to test how it can fly in zero gravity, an official said Wednesday.Astronaut Takao Doi, 53, is set to travel on a US shuttle in March to the International Space Station, where he will be in charge of construction of a Japanese scientific testing room. Here's the link for this story---http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Japanese_astronaut_to_throw_boomerang_in_space_999.html
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life's journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys. It is a left brain task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out. This is a facinating web site. Go to----http://www.lessons4living.com/labyrinth.htm Thanks Linda.
Nsangi, Uganda - The temperature is rising a little too quickly in Uganda - and coffee farmers are getting worried. Growers say that global warming is damaging production of coffee, Uganda's biggest export. Ask coffee farmer Emmanuel Kawesi, who has a "feeling" about the impending danger. "It's hotter now - this is not usual," he says standing under a wide mango tree to escape the intense sun. For this article, click here--http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=136&art_id=nw20080208085024524C692852
After literally stumbling into orbs appearing as bright as light bulbs in photographs he was taking at a spiritual retreat, Dr. Klaus Heinemann immediately sensed that he was onto something profound. There was no choice but to convince himself that his notion was on solid grounds. Heinemann looked at thousands of pictures he had taken earlier, and thousands more would be taken to test the hypothesis that these light circles are nothing less than emanations from Spirit beings.Dr. Micael Ledwith had a similar experience after the orb phenomenon was first made known to him through the teachings of Ramtha. He began an intense and systematic study of orbs in all sort of situations, day and night, and in all sorts of atmospheric conditions, in order to discover all he could about their nature, the situations in which their presence could be most easily detected, and what implications they might have for our understanding of our own place in the cosmos. To date, he has amassed a collection of well over 100,000 images. To order a copy, go to--http://www.ramtha.com/cgi-bin/shopper.exe?key=1582701822.00&preadd=action
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A hole-in-one is rare on the golf course, but what are the odds of a blind golfer sinking one?Leo Fiyalko couldn’t see it, but his golf buddies did — a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at the Cove Cay Country Club. Go to msnbc to read the whole article.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22949721/ Thank you Kleiners Korner for this story. For Kleiners Korner go to www.kleinerskorner.com/
“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away."“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another."“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it" http://thinkexist.com/quotations/peace/
Thank you Linda for sending this link to some beautiful pictures and music of Arizona. Click below to see and hear. The fantastic photo to the left was taken by photographer, Crystal J. Sincoff. Thanks. http://objflicks.com/arizona.htm
Just in time for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, the official grand opening of the Olympic Aquatic Centre took place this past Monday in celebration of its unique architecture and eco-friendly characteristics.The building, four years in the making, is nicknamed the “Water Cube” and is a rectangular-shaped steel design covered by a membrane of brightly lit blue bubbles. Not only are these stunning to look at, but they also serve an important purpose in reducing energy costs by 30%. The membrane is made out of a material called ETFE, (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) which absorbs solar radiation and reduces thermal loss. Very similar, I suppose, to the way a solar cover works on a pool. For more click here---http://www.groovygreen.com/groove/?p=2595
Integrity is the word we use to describe a state of wholeness (being in harmony with “who” we really are”) and refers to how our personal life system is set up and if it works effortlessly. For some it means keeping promises; being congruent in thoughts, words, and deed. Go to this web site and enjoy the insights.--http://www.powerfull-living.biz/blog/
1. Mulch your flower beds and trees with 3" of organic material - it conserves water, adds humus and nutrients, and discourages weeds. It gives your beds a nice, finished appearance.2. Mulch acid-loving plants with a thick layer of pine needles each fall. As the needles decompose, they will deposit their acid in the soil.3. The most important step in pest management is to maintain healthy soil. It produces healthy plants, which are better able to withstand disease and insect damage.4. Aphids? Spray infested stems, leaves, and buds with a very dilute soapy water, then clear water. It works even on the heaviest infestation.5. Compost improves soil structure, texture, and areation, and increases the soil's water holding capacity. It also promotes soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development.6. Look for natural and organic alternatives to chemical fertilizers, such as the use of compost. Our use of inorganic fertilizer is causing a toxic buildup of chemicals in our soil and drinking water.7. When buying plants for your landscape, select well-adapted plant types for your soil, temperature range, and sun or shade exposure. Go to this great site for more----- http://www.organicgardentips.com/
You know whose fault it is that your life isn't perfect. Your boss. Your teachers. Your ex-lovers. The ones who hurt you, the ones who abused you, the ones who left you bleeding. Or even yourself. You know whose fault it is — you've been telling yourself your whole life. Knowing whose fault it is that your life sucks is an excellent way to absolve yourself of any reponsibility for taking your life into your own hands. Click here--- http://www.hackyourself.org/
The internet has changed all of our lives, hopefully in a more positive direction. You can use these sites just for entertainment or you can use them to change your life. Many of them you visit all the time but it’s time to look at them another way and harness their power. Go here.-- http://www.lyved.com/life/20-websites-that-can-change-your-life/
MY LIVING WILL Last night my sister and I were sitting in the den and I said to her, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle to keep me alive. That would be no quality of life at all, If that ever happens, just pull the plug." So she got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my wine. She's such a bitch. Thanks Linda.
"This time I post a most favorite video clip from Asia and it’s done by a well known actor and singer from Hong Kong. He is also well known as one of the "Heavenly King". Yes, he is Andy Lau and this post title taken from the title of his song. He was Born on September 27, 1961 (1961-09-27) Hong Kong. His talent with acting and singing is amazing and it made him also entered into Guinness World Records for "Most Awards Won By A Canto-Pop Male Artist". Go to ---http://pyo2.blogspot.com/2008/02/everyone-is-number-1.html Thanks Linda.
Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 took a crew of five astronauts into a 17 day, 15 hour and 54 minute mission around the earth, the longest flight in the history of this vehicle. During this lengthy flight a very strange event occurred that even had crewman Dr. Story Musgrave unable to explain what he observed from the shuttle windows. Read it all here.--- http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/11/09/01935.html Thank you Kleiners Korner for this info. Click here for Kleiner's Korner www.kleinerskorner.com/
In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born premature ly and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth. The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in h e alth, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there wereno tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork c hops? Take a look...you won't believe your eyes!! Now, please tell me one more time... Why can't the rest of the world get along?
See how beautiful Glass Blown Paper weights are made @ this web site. And a close up of the piece as it cools. The paperweights will go in the kiln over night to allow them to cool down at a very slow pace, which is called "annealing". Click at the link below. http://www.beadworx.com/MakingAPaperweight.html
I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak bass...so, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts.
Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan....
Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.
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