Thursday, April 24, 2014

Eddy Arnold & LeAnn Rimes, " Cattle Call"                                                                      

Ann Street Studio - Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Visual storytellers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg unfold tales of fashion, travel, truth and beauty. Through photographs, videos, and their own invention, Cinemagraphs, they create new worlds — from their New York City workspace, Ann Street Studio. May you find something here to inspire you.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

World’s Largest Native American Cultural Event to Take Place in Albuquerque between April 24 and 26

Gathering of Nations Front Page

Gene Kelly, "Singin' in the Rain"

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Gene Kelly

Boaters warned of invasive mussels. The StarPhoenix

By Jonathan Charlton, The Starphoenix: Boaters warned of invasive mussels

 Zebra mussels have spread west to Lake Winnipeg, and experts are warning they and other invasive species could come to Saskatchewan if boaters aren't careful.

Photograph by: John L. Russell, The Canadian Press File Photo , The Starphoenix 

The aquatic invasive species working group has a simple, critical message for Saskatchewan boaters: don't move a mussel.
To protect the province's waters, boaters must thoroughly clean their boats and equipment when they travel, the group says.
Quagga mussels have infested the Colorado River system and are spreading through the Pacific Northwest. Zebra mussels have long been established in Quebec, Ontario and the eastern U.S., and have now been found in Lake Winnipeg.
Saskatchewan waters are next in line.
The dime-sized filter feeders have no natural predators, and one female can lay up to 20,000 eggs. As they spread, they consume the phytoplankton critical for local ecosystems. They also clog water intakes and other infrastructure.
By consuming the phytoplankton, zebra mussels have left Lake Ontario so devoid of natural wildlife and the water so clear that it's become a scuba diving destination, Peter Kingsmill of the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve said.
Redberry Lake itself is safe as the mussels don't fare well in salt water, but freshwater lakes are at risk.
Boaters may be aware zebra mussels are a problem outside the province, but they may not know the mussels are on Saskatchewan's doorstep, Kingsmill said.
While the province isn't connected to the Colorado River and is only indirectly connected to Lake Winnipeg, the mussels are mainly transported by people.
They can attach to boats, anywhere from the propeller to the trailer hitch. They can also attach to float planes, seashells, and agricultural and industrial machinery. They can be spread through fishing derbies. The juvenile mussels are so small as to be invisible to the naked eye, making a thorough cleaning important.
"There could be a thousand of them in your live well, and you can't see them," Brad Ashdown of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation said.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Edmonton conservationist Al Oeming dies at 88

'City folk just don't get it:' dating website for farmers sets sights on Canada - The StarPhoenix

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press: 'City folk just don't get it:' dating website for farmers sets sights on Canada

Chelsea and Daniel Seitz pose at their wedding on September 28, 2013 in Pierson, Man. An online dating site called FarmersOnly promised to steer him clear of city slicker singles and hook him up with potential partners.

Photograph by: THE CANADIAN PRESS , HO, Chris Jones

Daniel Seitz was at home on his family's farm in southeastern Saskatchewan, watching a TV agriculture report, when an ad popped up on the screen and tugged at his lonely heart.
An online dating site called FarmersOnly promised to steer him clear of city slicker singles and hook him up with potential partners looking for a man just like him, one comfortable in cowboy boots and living life on the land.
Two years later, the 27-year-old electrician and cattle farmer is newly married to a horse-riding farm girl who won him over with her smile, with a four-year-old step-daughter and a new baby on the way.
It's an online love story that FarmersOnly founder, Jerry Miller, is hoping to see more of in Canada...Continue reading...

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones, " Roving Gambler"

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have collaborated on new album Foreverly
Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have collaborated on new album Foreverly [photo]

Rev. Graham: Muslims Who ‘Want to Practice Sharia Law’ Should ‘Go Back Where You Came From’

Rev. Graham: Muslims Who ‘Want to Practice Sharia Law’ Should ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’
Rev. Franklin Graham. (AP)                                                                                          
--  “We should be afraid of sharia law” in America, and Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from,  “to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. n a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer, Graham was asked, “Some say you demonize Islam, and Christians in this country have opposed building a mosque or are worried about Sharia law. Isn’t it –”
Graham, who oversees the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there’s no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam.”...Continue reading...

“The Days of Noah”', What Was It Really Like Before the Flood?

By Samuel C. Baxter:
Photo Illustration: Paula C. Rondeau/The Real Truth “Once upon a time, long ago…” Unless you are in primary school, this worn-out first line is usually a cue to zone out. A child’s story is sure to follow. The tale will likely include cookie-cutter heroes and villains, a damsel in distress, and maybe a giant or two. It is usually a highly implausible myth, legend or parable.
This is how most view the idea of a flood that covered the whole Earth. The storyline has captured the imaginations of nearly every culture for millennia. In Sumerian lore, imprinted on cuneiform tablets, Ziusudra rides it out in a huge boat. The ancient Babylonian tale has Utnapishtim in the lead role, with his wife and animals on the watercraft. In both instances, the main characters become immortal post-flood.
Aztec culture has a 52-year version with only one man and one woman—Tata and Nene—surviving by stowing away in a massive cypress tree. Afterward, the god Tezcatlipoca turns them into dogs for disobeying orders.
Over the years, the tale of the Flood (also called the Deluge) has been hashed and rehashed ad nauseam, with nearly every culture preserving a story of waters covering Earth, usually to destroy a wicked humanity. There is also the Greek myth of Deucalion and the Indian legend of Manu.
No two versions are exactly alike...Continue reading...

Laureen Harper Heckled At 'Just For Cats' Internet Video Festival

Harper interrupted by protester at cat festival
Laureen Harper holds a cat as she poses for photos at the 'Just for Cats' Internet video festival in Toronto on Thursday, April 18, 2014. [photo]
CP  |  By The Canadian Press
TORONTO - An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos.
Laureen Harper was introducing the "Just for Cats" Internet video festival Thursday night when activist Hailey King shouted out from the crowd and demanded Ottawa take action on the aboriginal women issue.
Harper initially continued her remarks before stopping and telling King that the night was solely about raising money for animals — earning applause from the crowd.
She then told King "that's a great cause but that's another night — tonight we're here for homeless cats."
Harper is a cat foster-mom and the feline-starring event was raising money for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.
King says security forced her out of the theatre immediately after the interruption. 
The original Grumpy Cat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cats on Cats: Feline critics review videos in the Just for Cats film festival.

Queen Elizabeth's 'Mischievous Glint' Captured by Photography Legend

Fashion photographer David Bailey captured Queen Elizabeth’s youthful spirit ahead of her 88th birthday on April 21.
"I've always been a huge fan of the Queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint,” said Bailey according to Britain’s Press Association. “I've always liked strong women and she is a very strong woman."...Continue reading...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Glen Campbell moved to Alzheimer’s care facility


Glen Campbell

Matt Sayles,The Associated Press file photo
Glen Campbell poses for a portrait in Malibu, Calif., in 2011. Campbell, who has Alzheimer's disease, has been moved into a care facility, People magazine reports.
                    LOS ANGELES — Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer's disease care facility, a friend of his family has told People magazine.
The 77-year-old singer's battle with Alzheimer's has sparked an outpouring of support and sympathy from fans since he and his wife, Kim, went public with his diagnosis in 2011. They explained their decision as being motivated by his wish to continue performing as long as possible, and said he didn't want audiences speculating about what might be the cause of his occasional forgetfulness of song lyrics, confusion and repetition of between-song banter...Continue reading...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Muslim Youths Riot on Temple Mount, IDF Preparing to Storm Holy Site.

By · April 17, 2014 ·                                                                                                                         Israeli security officials said on Wednesday evening that they would ultimately have to force their way into al-Aqsa mosque, atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, because hundreds of young Palestinian men are now routinely stockpiling large quantities of rocks and slabs of stone there to attack security forces.

Alabama Shakes, " Always Alright" (Live on SNL)

Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland

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by Heather Saul:
A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned on Tuesday.
A Warsaw court rejected a ruling by the Regional Administrative Court because the it had not allowed the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) a two-month extension for submitting outstanding documents, Polskie Radio has reported.
A group of Pastafarians who gathered outside the court shouting "pasta" during the hearing on Tuesday welcomed the ruling.
In January, Pastafarian minister Christopher Schaeffer was sworn into the Pomfret New York Town Council this week with a colander on his head throughout the ceremony to represent his unique religious beliefs.
...Continue reading....Related: Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster

Syphilis rise linked to social media Unsafe 'hook ups' online

By Charles Hamilton, The Starphoenix:
Saskatoon's deputy medical health officer is warning that social media and smartphone dating apps could be driving a syphilis outbreak in the city.Although it was once thought to be nearly retired as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), the Saskatoon Health Region recently declared an outbreak of syphilis.
Dr. Johnmark Opondo, deputy medical health officer for the Saskatoon Health Region, said the spread of syphilis and other STIs could be fuelled by people "hooking up" using online dating sites and apps like Tinder or Grindr, or other online dating sites...Continue reading... Related: What is syphilis? Government of Saskatchewan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canadian hacker charged in CRA Heartbleed breach ‘straight-A’ engineering student

An encryption flaw now known as the Heartbleed bug has made a major impact on online security. The flaw has affected many online services and websites that Canadians access every day.
Graphic/Global News
 Global News:
...RCMP arrested Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, of London, Ont., at his home on April 15. He faces one count of “Unauthorized Use of Computer” and one count of mischief. Police also seized of computer equipment during a search of Solis-Reyes’ home.
Solis-Reyes’ lawyer, Faisal Joseph of Lerners Law Firm, described the teen as a “straight-A” second year engineering student at Western University. He said Solis-Reyes’ father, a computer science professor at Western, was an “emotional wreck” over the charges.
The 19-year-old  is listed as a 1500 metre runner on multiple London, Ont. running websites.
Joseph confirmed to Global News that Solis-Reyes voluntarily turned himself into police and has since been released on conditions...Read article here...

Katerina Plotnikova Photographs’ Show Intriguing And fantastical Connections Between Wild Animals And Humans


Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova creates, what she calls ‘another tale about wonderland’. The various photographs bring forth a beautifully shot series that includes images of human/wild animal interactions and whimsical fashions.
Evoking a mythical, fairy-tale world, the images transport the viewer to a place outside of modern settings. The gentle and serene colored landscapes turn these images into something that, upon observation, takes the viewer to a world familiarized though childhood stories; the images can go both ways though;  it can remind them of the latter, or of a high-fashion, fantasy photo-shoot...Read more, photographs here...

"Seasons In The Sun", Terry Jacks Terry Jacks

Saskatoon's 'Sailor Dan doc' going viral

By Stephanie McKay, The StarPhoenix:
Sailor Dan doc going viral

University of Saskatchewan fine arts student Ishtiaq Opal recently released his four-and-a-half minute video about Sailor Dan, who sells his drawings on the streets of Saskatoon. Image courtesy of Ishtiaq Opal.

He is one of Saskatoon’s most recognizable citizens with his nautical outfits and hand-drawn ships, but a new documentary short offers a deeper look into why Sailor Dan makes art.
University of Saskatchewan fine arts student Ishtiaq Opal recently released his four-and-a-half minute video about Sailor Dan, who sells his drawings on the streets of Saskatoon. In just one day, the piece received more than 40,000 plays on Vimeo...Continue reading...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Watch the lunar eclipse ‘blood moon’ tonight, and witness the beginning of the end of the world (maybe)

If you’re into skygazing, you really should stay up late tonight (April 14, April 15) and watch the first of a series of four “blood” moons — a sequence of lunar eclipses called a tetrad that will occur over the next two years, and which some religious types believe signifies the beginning of the apocalypse. Mars is also incredibly close to Earth at the moment, making it one of the brightest objects in the sky. This alignment between the Sun, Earth, Mars, and the Moon has only occurred a handful of times in the last two thousand years, each time coinciding with a “hugely significant” religious event. For non-religious types, though, it’s just a great opportunity to see an amazing astronomical event that probably won’t happen again in your lifetime.
At around 2am tonight (Eastern Daylight Time), the Moon will enter the Earth’s penumbra (the edge of the shadow cast by the Earth), creating a partial eclipse. From 3am through to 4:30am, the Moon will be fully within the Earth’s umbra, creating a total lunar eclipse. During this period, the Moon will appear sunset (or blood) red. It’s really quite beautiful...Read article here, video...

Photos: Ferret Fest - The StarPhoenix

Photos from the Ferret Fest organized by the Ferret Rescue Society at the Westboro Legion Branch 480 in Ottawa, Ontario, April 12, 2014

Ashley Hoard holds 4 year old Felix at the Ferret Fest put on by the Ferret Rescue Society at the Westboro Legion Branch 480 Saturday April 12, 2014. Photograph by: Ashley Fraser, The Ottawa Citizen           Photos here.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Death by solar farms: 71 species of birds killed, ‘entire food chains’ disrupted

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times:  A new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finds that solar facilities in California are acting like “mega traps” that kill and injure birds. As a result, “entire food chains” are being disrupted. 
USFWS’s National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory studied three solar farms in Southern California: Desert Sunlight, Genesis Solar and Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS). Two-hundred and thirty-three different birds from 71 species were found over the course of a two-year study.

The three main causes of death were:
1. Solar flux: Exposure to temperatures over 800 degrees F.
2. Impact (or blunt force) trauma: The birds’ wings are rendered inoperable while flying, causing them to crash into the ground. Birds that do not die are often injured badly enough to make them vulnerable to predators.
3. Predators: When a bird’s wings are singed and it can not fly, it loses its primary means of defense against animals like foxes and coyotes.
Hummingbirds, swifts, swallows, doves, hawks, finches, warblers and owls were just some dead birds found at the solar facilities’ “equal opportunity” mortality hazards.
In one instance, lab staff observed a “falcon-type bird with a plume of smoke arising from the tail as it passed through [a] flux field.”
The study found that besides the intense heat, birds may be mistaking large solar panels for bodies of water. The injured birds then attract insects and other predators to the area. They, too, are then vulnerable to injury or death.
In one instance, researchers found “hundreds upon hundreds” of butterfly carcasses (including Monarchs). The insects were attracted to the light from the solar farms, which in turn attracted birds and perpetuated a cycle of death and injury...Continue reading...

Friday, April 11, 2014

'Heartbleed' Bug Prompts Canada To Shutter Online Tax Services

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Earlier this week, we learnt that the Heartbleed bug, which attacks OpenSSL — the open-source encryption technology indicated by the little padlock in a web browser — could’ve left basically everything we’ve done online in the past two years vulnerable to hackers. It’s now come to light that some of the Internet’s biggest players, including Google and Yahoo, were affected by Heartbleed, along with roughly two-thirds of the Web. Oh, and some didn’t even bother to mention it.
The Heartbleed bug is good news, however, for web users in Canada who are not on top of their tax filing. The Canada Revenue Service has temporarily shut down access to its online services, including the Efile and Netfile services and several other key sections of the CRA website. If you miss the Canadian 2014 tax filing deadline of April 30 because of the shutdown then you won’t be penalized.
In a Google Services online security update Wednesday, the search-engine giant said it had been taking steps to ensure that all Google platforms are safe...Continue reading...

Blackberry Smoke, "One Horse Town" (live at Peach Festival)

GoPro: Director's Cut - Shark Riders (video)


"Third Day" is valued at $1.8 million and was the entrance piece at Jeff Mitchum Gallery at MGM Grand.

Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Canada over its alleged interception of private message of users of the social network.
The lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court alleges that URLs (uniform resource locators) in the private messages were "harvested" by Facebook in violation of its users' privacy, without their knowledge or consent, Rochon Genova, the law firm representing the users, said Wednesday.
Facebook did not disclose to users that their private messages would be intercepted and scanned, and the contents of those messages treated as "likes" for third-party sites through the social plug-in function, according to the law firm.
The complaint is without merit and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously, a spokeswoman for the social networking company said via email.

The company is already facing similar lawsuits in the U.S. over its alleged interception and scanning of the content of private messages...Continue reading...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former WWE Star Ultimate Warrior Passes Away at Age 54

Former PM Brian Mulroney appeals for fearless leadership on resource agenda

By: Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press: OTTAWA - Brian Mulroney says the country needs risk-taking leadership to get domestic oil and gas moving overseas, as well as a plan to work co-operatively and bring Canadians onside.
The former Tory prime minister's speech Tuesday, organized by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020, comes as major pipeline projects languish in limbo.
They have been stymied largely by opposition from First Nations, environmentalists and ordinary Canadians concerned with the impact on their communities.
"Prime ministers are not chosen to seek popularity. They are chosen to provide leadership," Mulroney told a rapt crowd that included politicians of all stripes.
"Leadership is the process, not only of foreseeing the need for change, but of making the case for change. Leadership does not consist of imposing unpopular ideas on the public but of making unpopular ideas acceptable to the nation."
Stephen Harper's Conservative government has faced criticism for not doing enough to create consensus and allay environmental concerns at home and in Washington. Environmentalists have been referred to as "radical groups," and the official Opposition as "treacherous" and "clowns."
Mulroney pointedly urged a more collaborative approach to resource development, saying there needs to be agreement of all the players including the First Nations, the provinces and environmental groups.
"Canada is a vibrant federation. We are not a unitary state," Mulroney said. "The Government of Canada cannot act unilaterally to resolve this matter."...Continue reading...

Norah Jones; "Come Away With Me", "Cold Cold Heart"

Scientists discover big clue to how caffeine wards off Alzheimer's

The tau mice on chronic caffeine did not develop the spatial memory impairments seen in the controls.
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German and French researchers have demonstrated that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. They showed how giving regular doses of caffeine to mice bred to develop tau protein deposits in their brains slowed memory decline compared to control mice.
The team believes the findings will eventually lead to a new class of drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease...Continue sylvester cat Sylvester the Cat Drinking Coffee

Eight wives, dozens of movies later, little big man Mickey Rooney dies

London Daily Telegraph: Mickey Rooney the diminutive Hollywood star has died at the age of 93, according to his family.
Rooney might be best remembered for his ceaseless ups and downs, his dramatic failures and his many comebacks. But his roller-coaster melodrama – he was married eight times and quickly spent the fortune he amassed – wouldn't have mattered if he hadn't also had genuine, enduring talent.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, while under contract for MGM, Rooney was one of the most popular stars on the planet. At just 19, he was the top box-office draw.
He became the United States' biggest movie star while a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades. Rooney died on Sunday of natural causes in Los Angeles...Continue reading...
 Two child stars: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in a publicity portrait for the film 'Strike Up The Band', in 940. photo.

Remembering the Day Hank Aaron Broke Babe Ruth's Home Run Record

On April 8, 1974, more than 50,000 fans descended on Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves.
That's what the box score will tell you, anyway. In reality, those fans were there for the sake of a man and a number: Hank Aaron and 715.
Aaron arrived at the park with 714 career home runs to his name, tying him with Babe Ruth for the most all time. Between him needing one more to top Ruth and the fact that the game was Atlanta's home opener, it's no wonder a massive celebration had been prepared.
An American flag in the shape of the United States was painted on the grass in center field, which, according to Ron Fimrite of Sports Illustrated, served as the site for a pregame television special. Pearl Bailey was there to sing the national anthem. Sammy Davis Jr. was also in attendance, as were Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson and then-Georgia governor Jimmy Carter.
Also arranged were several thousand balloons, dancers and two bands. And whereas typical Atlanta openers had 17 policemen on duty, this one had 63...Continue reading...

NASA photo on strange light on Mars has UFO buffs talking

(04-08) 18:15 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Microbes, faces and rusted cars have all appeared as images on the surface of Mars, and now an official NASA photograph shows a bright light shining from the Martian surface.
It has - as they say - gone viral.
UFO buffs claim the light could be proof that some form of "intelligent life" is living underground and uses light "just as we do."
But scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, who have discovered evidence that ancient streams of water once flowed across the slopes of a vast Martian crater, are suggesting more prosaic explanations for the light...Continue reading...

Kennedy, the common-law spouse of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, charged with theft and fraud

Buildings on the Attawapiskat reserve in November 2011. The federal government had appointed a third-party manager for the financially troubled First Nations community thast year, following a housing crisis.
Adrian Wyld/The Canadian PressBuildings on the Attawapiskat reserve in November 2011. The federal government had appointed a third-party manager for the financially troubled First Nations community thast year, following a housing crisis.[photo]
CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2014
The former co-manager of Attawapiskat First Nation is facing fraud and theft charges for writing a $51,000 cheque.
Clayton Kennedy is charged with fraud and theft over $5,000.
The charges against him are listed on a charge sheet filed March 27 by Det.-Const. Trevor Martin of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.
The document alleges the fraud "by writing a cheque" occurred in Attawapiskat on or about Aug. 28, 2012, and that the stolen money belonged to the Attawapiskat First Nation. The court document does not provide any other information about the cheque.
Kennedy, 62, was co-manager of the northern Ontario band’s finances from July 2010 until the end of the summer of 2012.
Kennedy is the common-law spouse of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence...Continue reading...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event TONIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'

Mars, Earth, and the Sun will all align tonight, a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days.
But what makes this so remarkable is that it comes precisely a week before everyone on earth will see the first of FOUR dark red 'blood moons', an extraordinary event some Christians believe represents the End of Days and the second coming of Christ.
The King James Bible predicts: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes," [Joel 2:31].
And, according to NASA, a highly unusual 'Tetrad' - four successive total 'blood-red' lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons - will, indeed, start a week today and finish on September 28 next year.
The incredible alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years but, remarkably, on each of the last three occasions it has coincided with a globally significant religious event...Continue reading...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Drinking coffee linked to decreased liver cirrhosis death risk
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is the 11th cause of death in the US, killing nearly 32,000 people in 2010. But now, researchers are suggesting that drinking two or more cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%.
Published in the journal Hepatology, the study adds to growing evidence that coffee has real health benefits.
Medical News Today recently published a feature on how caffeine affects our health, listing benefits such as reduction of liver cancer risks and decreased risk of suicide.
One study recently suggested that consuming 200 mg of caffeine each day could boost long-term memory...Continue reading...

Jake Bugg, "Two Fingers"

                                             Jake Bugg

Alaska Would Rather Have Putin for a Leader than Obama

A little bit of Russia in Alaska: A Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Tatitlik.
David McNew/Getty Images

March 29, 2014,
By Elizabeth Nelson:

Just as Crimea "chose" to succeed and return to "Mother land" Russia, guess who wants to leave home, and Obama, and follow Crimea's example? Alaska has started a petition to secede from the union and return to their home Country of Russia, and if they hit 100,000 signatures by April 20th, Obama has to acknowledge yet another "futile" succession petition. 

The “Alaska Back to Russia” petition appeals to the region’s historical roots when Siberian Russians originally migrated across the Bering Straits “16-10 thousand years ago.”, according to the official petition form/page...Continue reading...