Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Moogaloop the song "Stand by me"

"Stand by me" is played all over the world.

Are you a passionate hobby photographer?

"You are ready to be inspired, to share your passion and knowledge with more than 953,309 members? Great! Then fotocommunity is the perfect place for you and your creative works. ' http://www.fotocommunity.com/

The Dog Flu Virus: Are You or Your Pet at Risk?

In today’s Science Times, health reporter Donald McNeil writes about a new flu virus circulating in dogs. Mr. McNeil writes:

While fears of a flu pandemic among humans have shifted from the lethal H5N1 avian flu to the relatively mild H1N1 swine flu, the H3N8 canine flu has been a quiet undercurrent in the United States, rarely discussed except among veterinarians and dog owners in the few areas where it has struck hard: Florida, New York City’s northern suburbs, Philadelphia and Denver.

Dr. Cynda Crawford, co-discoverer of the dog flu virus.This week, Dr. Cynda Crawford, one of the discoverers of the virus and a veterinarian at the University of Florida veterinary school, joins the Consults blog to answers readers’ questions about the dog flu and the first vaccine approved for it.

Read Mr. McNeil’s full story, “New Flu Vaccine Approved — for Dogs.”


Sask. sees second H1N1-related death

"Saskatchewan's Ministry of Health is reporting a second H1N1 influenza-associated death and the province's chief medical health officer warns there will be more."http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/index.html

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online

100+ Best Web Galleries Around for Your Inspiration

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills

Monday, June 29, 2009

Finally a simple and effective method to make money online by attracting traffic to your website using standard easy-to-use software!

I have not checked out this site yet . There is work to do on this blog. There are a few sites on this blog that I want to come back and examine, but I just don't find the time, and when I do I can't find them. I have to put these sites into categories, ie. humor, news,computor,etc. I will have to get my nephew over one of these days to give me a hand to do some work and help me with his computer skills. Monday. I have a lot of cleaning and running around to do today. Today I will be happy, I will not let anyone get me down, especially me. By the left, quick march! I hope whoever stops by has a pleasant and productive week. Thomas. http://www.refererx.com/

The pig who feels a little bit sheepish

Sunbathing giant mice

10 Essential Jackson Videos

Thursday, June 25, 2009

National Geographic for kids

Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands (Volcano Erupts )

Photos from Slate

"Magnum takes a peek at what’s lurking just around the corner."http://todayspictures.slate.com/20090618/

Weed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School "Medicine" Ads

"Here are some vintage advertisements touting items that we might balk at taking today..." http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/old-school-medicine-ads

15 Skilled & Sublime Nature Photographers [50 Pics]

"With all the beauty that exists on this earth, we’re lucky that there are so many amazingly talented photographers out there capturing it for all to see. Underwater scenes, moonlit landscapes, terrifyingly extreme weather, majestic wildlife and aurora borealis coloring the sky are just a handful of the subjects these 15 nature and environmental photographers have tackled." http://webecoist.com/2008/12/22/nature-environmental-photographers-photos/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Watch Locusts Swarm in Ethiopia & the Congo


Bingo! Eating out, games keep seniors moving

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that the decline in people's ability to get around tended to happen more slowly to people who were more socially active.Photograph by: Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images NEW YORK - Eating out with friends and playing bingo can help people keep moving as they age, according to a U.S. study.
Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that the decline in people's ability to get around tended to happen more slowly to people who were more socially active.
"Being more active in a wider array of activities looks like it might be good for you," reseacher Dr. Aron Buchman told Reuters Health.
Buchman said the loss of motor function is a major public health problem as the nation's aging population is growing and this research could help tackle this problem.
"If it turns out to be true, it's something that we can intervene with on a large scale without costing society a lot of money," he said.
Several studies have shown that being physically active helps stave off motor decline in older people, Buchman and his team noted in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
But there's growing evidence that social activities and other pursuits keep people's minds sharp and extend their lives.
To date, however, no one has looked at whether social activity might have physical benefits.
To investigate, Buchman and his colleagues looked at 906 people participating in a long-term study of aging.
At the study's outset, all were quizzed on how frequently they engaged in six different types of social activity, from going out to restaurants to playing bingo and visiting friends. They also underwent a battery of tests of motor function.
People with higher levels of social activity had better physical function, the researchers found.
A one-point lower score on the scale the researchers used to gauge social activity was equivalent to a person having the motor function of a person five years older.
Over five years of follow-up, people with lower social activity scores had a faster physical decline. People with lower levels of physical activity were also more likely to become disabled and more likely to die sooner.
While it's possible that people who were more physically able were more likely to engage in social activity, Buchman and his team analyzed the results in a number of different ways to test whether the social activity-motor function link was causal.
They controlled for a host of factors including disability, joint pain and depressive symptoms, and found the relationship remained. The link also persisted when they removed disabled people or people with Parkinson's disease from their analysis.
Research on mirror neurons, which are cells in the brain that activate when a person performs a certain movement - and also when someone watches another person do the same movement - suggests that a possible mechanism by which the social and the physical could be linked, the researcher noted.

Bulldog and owner sleeping

Extreme Mammals

Man digs 50ft hole to fish - in his kitchen

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

25 awesome Cross-platform games you can download for free

Free Gilad

"From the time our children are born, we accept that our identity has changed. We were so many things, and continue to be. But in the moments after we give birth, and in the years that follow, we become something so much more. I have been a mother for more than 20 years, seeing my children through their baby years, their school years, into their teenage years. And now, as I see my oldest son enter the army of Israel, I become a soldier's mother." Twitter and Gilad

Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot

Memory Loss

"Doc!" the elderly man yelled. "I've lost my memory!"
"Calm down, sir. When did this happen?"
The man looked at him, puzzled. "When did what happen?" http://www.mycleanhumor.com/clean-jokes/aging-jokes/memory-loss.asp

Welcome to PBase

"Host and share your photos on the Internet." Awesome collection of photos: http://www.pbase.com/mcax9/gallery01

Monday, June 22, 2009

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

Don't discount danger of West Nile: official

The cool spring weather meant a slow start for the mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus, but the hot weather-loving insect can thrive in the weeks ahead, provincial officials cautioned Friday.

The Ministry of Health held a news conference in Regina to remind people to be alert to the risks.

"We don't want people to stay indoors, so Saskatchewan should enjoy the summer. But they should certainly take precautions," said Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer, Dr. Moira McKinnon, who recommended wearing long sleeves, using insect repellent containing DEET and avoiding going to mosquito-laden areas, particularly at dawn and dusk.

The province had a record year in 2007 with more than 1,400 human cases of the virus, including 113 cases of the severe West Nile neurological syndrome. The virus also contributed to the deaths of six people with underlying medical conditions.

Just 17 human cases were recorded last year, including one severe case.

It's difficult to predict what this year will bring, said provincial entomologist Phil Curry, who noted the risk season usually goes from late June through to early September.

He urged people not to get complacent about the virus, which has been seen in Saskatchewan for the past seven summers. The "nuisance" mosquitoes out right now will soon die off, which may leave people with the false impression they don't need to wear repellent, he said. However, the "sneaky" Culex tarsalis mosquito will be busy biting.

"It tends to come out around the evening and dusk period. It's the mosquito that comes out just as you're wrapping up your soccer game and you notice a few mosquitoes out or you're sitting on your deck and you notice a few mosquitoes that are biting at your ankles," Curry said.

"Unfortunately, come July, the majority of the mosquitoes that are there are Culex tarsalis and some of them will be infected."

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Listerine VS Mosquitoes:http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/medical/a/listerine.htm

PC Tools Firewall Plus™ 5 for Windows®

"Easy-to-use, free software firewall for PC users to protect your computer from intruders and malicious network traffic."http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

Michael C Gross - Photography

Is there a place for God’s Holy Mountain in Jerusalem?

Posted by: Ari Rabinovitch
Tags: AxisMundi, FaithWorld, Front Row Washington, , , , , , , , ,
Asher Frohlich’s painting of “God’s Holy Mountain” (at right) depicts a scene from an imagined future Jerusalem where Islam’s Dome of the Rock stands beside a rebuilt Jewish temple and worshipers of different faiths mingle in the courtyard.
Is this scene too good to come true?
The problem today, in the simplest of terms, stems from the fact that one spot in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem, is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Jews know it as the Temple Mount and Muslims call it al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary). For more about the religious history of the complex, click here.
Today, a gilded dome stands above a rock where Muslims believe Mohammad rose to heaven. It is the same spot where a sanctuary known as the ‘holy of holies’ of two ancient Jewish temples is believed to have been located. Many Jews still pray for the temple to be rebuilt, a step some believe would then herald the return of the Messiah and a time of world peace.
A project launched this week hopes to pave the way, through theological research and debate, to a new outlook that would allow all religions to share the complex. Part of this ”vision” is explained in depth in an entry on the Washington Post Web site.
The group says the initiative is “based on five years of research into the requirements for the precise location of a rebuilt Temple”. Its web site quotes a passage from Jewish law, called Halacha, to argue that a new, nearby location could be chosen to build a third temple, not in the spot traditionally regarded as the correct site but has been occupied by the Dome of the Rock since the 7th century:
“Halachically, it is possible to extend the area of the Temple Mount as noted in the Mishnah (Sanhedrin 1:5, Shevu’ot 2:2),” the passage said. “A possible way of expanding the Temple Mount could be to build an earthen extension in a way that it becomes an integral part of the original mountain (Mount Moriah) and to sanctify that area per the methods described in Maimonides.”
Even if all three monotheistic religions re-examine their theological connections to the site, is it enough to lead to a remapping of the holy complex? Or, as even the project’s director Yoav Frankel acknowledges, would it take “a holy revelation given to an authentic prophet” to realize this vision? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/is-there-a-place-for-gods-holy-mountain-in-jerusalem/

Sesame Street - I love being a pig

Anything for the Perfect Shot!

10 Most Diabolical Fish On Earth

Friday, June 19, 2009

Proposed Internet crackdown gives cops new cyber weapons

"Government legislation introduced in Parliament on Thursday will help authorities catch up to the 'bad guys' who've had the run of cyberspace for too long", said Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Technology/Proposed+Internet+crackdown+gives+cops+cyber+weapons/1710210/story.html

The Earth under the microscope

“View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree… After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons”.

Emmylou Harris - Two More Bottles of Wine