30 April 2005

Rejoice In Each New Day

Quote of the Day:

"Joy Is The Feeling Of Grinning Inside."
Melba Colgrove
Author, PHD

Another beautiful blue sky to start the last day of April – the frogs have silenced their song that goes on all night and the birds have taken over with their welcome the morning song and from out back the rooster adds his voice to the chorus. Do believe they are saying the weather is perfect to play in my garden this fine day.

Here is a wonderful poem my Dad gave to me years ago – good words to live by – so I share them here:

Rejoice in Each New Day

To be happy in each moment,
To rejoice in each new day,
To be always true and loving
In the things you do and say;
To find beauty all around you
And in everyone you see –
That’s the secret to becoming
The best person you can be!


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27 April 2005

Nothing Can Be Created Out Of Nothing

Quote for the day:

"The more laws the less justice."
Ancient Roman Lawyer, Statesman,Writer & Scholar
(106BC - 43 BC)

Good morning and what an incredible day it is!

Didn’t get too far into reading my emails today when this little goodie caught my eye. From my seat in the drama of life, this case is one I delight in and wish them every success in their battle!

National Press Release Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Westminster, B.C., April 22, 2005.

John Ruiz Dempsey (criminologist and forensic litigation specialist) filed a class action lawsuit on April 15th in the Supreme Court of British Columbia at New Westminster, B. C.

The complaint, which could be the biggest class action suit of all time filed on behalf of the People of Canada, alleges the financial system creates money out of “thin air.”

The “suit names Envision Credit Union ("Envision"), a credit union; Laurentian Bank of Canada ("Laurentian Bank"), Royal Bank of Canada ("Royal Bank"), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ("CIBC"), Bank of Montreal ("BOM"), TD Canada Trust ("Canada Trust") and Canadian Payment Association ("CPA") as civil conspirators.”

The lawsuit argues that financial institutions illegally charged interest on money that was loaned to borrowers, because the money was not linked to a tangible commodity such as gold or silver. Banks and credit unions did not actually have the capital that it gave as loans, and didn’t have the right to loan depositors’ money without obtaining consent. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that money was counterfeited by digitally creating money that never existed.

John Ruiz Dempsey filed two other class action suits against the banks. The first one was filed by Dempsey on behalf of Ian Dennis Gravlin of Calgary, Alberta and Pavel Darmantchev of Kelowna, B.C. versus the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

A second Class Action suit was filed against MBNA CANADA BANK on behalf of Pavel Darmantchev of Kelowna, B.C., Ian Dennis Gravlin of Calgary, Alberta and Dena Alden of Vancouver, B.C.

The lawsuit is the first of its kind filed in Canada. According to The Abbotsford Times, John Ruiz Dempsey is not a lawyer and in 2004 the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that he is a vexatious litigant.

Contact: John R. Dempsey or Lovey Cridge
E-Mail: mailto:%20classaction_cpa@hotmail.com

26 April 2005

The Websites of Dear Friends

Quote for the day:

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same

A friend is a friend – no matter how long between visits – so today here are links to the websites of my pals and some pals of theirs. Love the diversity and ability of each and every one of them!

Got to know this wonderful lady through extended family.

Manny & Kao

Haven’t seen this friend in over 25 years – love his heart space – adore his music and voice! The Official Norton Buffalo Home Page

Here is a friend of the family that resides in Govel Goth, Mylor Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Alaria and I beaded initialed rings and moccasins back in the ‘60’s from the teachings of the women of the Thompson tribe in Lytton, B. C. Linda has taken the art to an entirely different plateau and remembers when she learned from Alaria on her trip to B. C. over 40 years ago. Beaded Bits and Harry Worthit How delightful that Linda credit’s Alaria with her first love of the craft!

This wonderful man and his dedication to ‘out-of-the-box’ and non-greed oriented inventions deserve accolades galore! Our mutual love of Nicola Tesla technology has written an entire page for him in my book-of-life. May his hard work and dedication to healing this planet manifest soon. Do stop by and check out some of his work at Clean Energy Combustion Systems Inc.

These friends’ projects evolved from the efforts of a few dedicated people over a very long period of time and the investment of funds and energy by many more behind the scenes. E and S International – looking forward to the fruits of their labors manifesting on our wonderful Planet Earth.

25 April 2005

The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Quote for the day:

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
German born American physicist
(1879 - 1955)

The peak of the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower arrives the night of May 4/5.

May 4/5 2005 Eta Aquarid Radiant Posted by Hello
Photo credit: Astronomy Magazine

The Eta Aquarid’s are one of two annual meteor showers associated with debris released by Comet 1P/Halley, the other is the October Orionids. During its passages around the Sun, Halley's nucleus ejects tons of dust particles. When Earth runs into this debris stream every May and October, friction with molecules in our atmosphere causes the particles to flare; creating the streaks of light we call meteors.

From the Northern Hemisphere observed rates typically run 10 to 20 meteors per hour. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, this shower ranks among the best of the year with up to 60 meteors per hour. The meteors will appear to come from a point in the constellation of Aquarius. Eta Aquarid meteors tend to be swift, slamming into the atmosphere at 145,000 mph, and leave persistent trails, so it's worth getting up early May 5 to take a look.

Here’s an interesting project especially for those of us that have high speed dial up – not the whopping 44kb speed my phone line affords me, that’s for sure!

More than 100,000 computers are now running Einstein at Home the computer screensaver that lets you help astrophysicists search for gravity waves from spinning neutron stars. A program that uses your computer's idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.

After several months of testing, they are 'throwing open the doors' for general participation. If you would like to take part, please go to Einstein at Home.

Happy star watching – may your skies be clear and unfettered with light pollution.


24 April 2005

Email Destroys The Mind

Quote for the day:

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
English Statesman

While wandering through Google's new mapping/satellite service this morning looking for a way to put a satellite shot of my little valley's locale on Planet Earth on my blog, this article from ‘The Register’ in the UK caught my attention. Also afforded the opportunity to procrastinate on the map stuff…lol.


Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana - study
Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco Published Friday 22nd April 2005 09:10 GMT

Modern technology depletes human cognitive abilities more rapidly than drugs, according to a psychiatric study conducted at
King's College, London. And the curse of 'messaging' is to blame.

Email users suffered a 10 per cent drop in IQ scores, more than twice the fall recorded by marijuana users, in a clinical trial of over a thousand participants. Doziness, lethargy and an inability to focus are classic characteristics of a spliffhead, but email users exhibited these particular symptoms to a "startling" degree, according to Dr Glenn Wilson.

The deterioration in mental capacity was the direct result of the trialists' addiction to technology, researchers discovered.

Email addicts were bombarded by context switches and developed an inability to distinguish between trivial and significant messages. Incredibly, 20 per cent of trialists jeopardized their immediate social relations by rushing off to "check their messages" in the middle of a conversation.

Wilson's research is no flash in the pan. Computer technology in its modern, "interconnected" form is dumbing down the population more rapidly than television.

A study of 100,000 school children in over 30 countries around the world testified that non-computer using kids performed better in literacy and numeracy schools than PC-using children. Education experts have dubbed it the "problem solving deficit disorder".

Awash with facts,
we've forgotten how to think.

King's College's pioneering study focused solely on messaging - but there are many other emerging technologies that could be dumbing down technologies too, and their consequences haven't been fully explored.

We look forward to studies that examine the IQ lossage involved in the many other unavoidable parts of everyday life. Chores such as editing the Windows Registry (-2), writing a weblog (-15), or reading the Ask Jack column in The Guardian (-175). ®


21 April 2005

The Silence Within

Quote for the day:

"People turn to Spirit when their foundations are shaking , only to discover that it is Spirit that is shaking them:

What a glorious morning in the valley! The sky is clear, no wind, the air smells wonderful and the temperature is above zero for the first morning in a week. It feels more like desert country these days with high's of 20 to 30 degrees celsius during the day and dipping to below freezing during the night.

Photo credit: Sweet MountianAir.Blogspot

Almost 7a.m. and the sun is almost down the mountain side to the valley below and I am going out to enjoy it.

Came across my one and only poem ever published and share it here:

In Love and Light I Honor Thee.
And Give this Life Most Gratefully.
That through this vehicle you’re Love may flow.
And fill this World with Your Wondrous Glow!
I Love You So through the Dark and the Light.
You are Most Precious in my sight.
May Your Mysteries and Magic and Wonders of Old.
Here and now begin to unfold!

18 April 2005

The Dark Crystal (The Fifth Estate)

Quote for the day:

"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."
(1913 - 1996)

While wandering through our local Shuswap Community newspaper this beautiful morning, this article caught my eye 'Nightmare on Elm Street'. Not exactly a happy topic however it is uplifting to see the small local town of Barriere, British Columbia gathering together to deal with the issues surrounding Crystal Meth.

Thanks to CBC's The Fifth Estate for covering and keeping the article alive online. There is also an archived video (originally aired 23MAR05) of the entire documentary available to download or view online.

This drug has affected so many people and families that i know and care for - the more information available the better.


15 April 2005

Al Bielek

Quote for the day:

“I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones.”
US composer of avant-garde music
(1912 - 1992)

Here it is April 15th already and it is a chilly morning in the valley. It has been below zero degrees three mornings running now when I awaken with highs in the afternoons of plus 18 degrees Celsius. What a very different Spring it has been so far!

Photo credit: National Archives

Guess who is coming to our area to speak? Al Bielek, the Philadelphia Experiment Research/Project Invisibility Scientist! Can’t believe our luck – he is speaking in Vernon – close enough to go and hear what this fascinating individual has to say. It would be difficult to miss this man’s incredible life journey if one has a love of Nicola Tesla – which I sure do.

U.S.S. Eldridge Light Refraction Experiment Posted by Hello

Refracted Light Experiment

Photo credit: Viewzone

Thanks so very much to the Canadian Society of Questers for bringing him to town. For those interested he will be speaking at:

The Okanagan University College Lecture Theatre, 7000 College Way, Vernon, B.C.
Sunday May 8th 2 - 5pm

Send cheque or money order, payable to the Canadian Society of Questers to:

Merlin Beltain, RR#7, Parker Cove C-163, Vernon BC V1T 7Z3
Phone: 250-542-5940 Fax: 250-542-1226 Email: quester@cablelan.net

Looking forward to a good turn out from our open-minded area of British Columbia. See you there.


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12 April 2005

Blankets For Canada

Quote for the day:

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people
(1935 - )

While wandering through 'The Country Register' one of our local newspapers published in Summerland, B. C., this wonderful project caught my eye:

Blankets For Canada Society Inc.
Williams Lake, B. C. Chapter
Williams Lake, B. C. V2G 4W7
Ph: (250) 392-3227 or email: creativestitchknit@telus.net

"Help keep Canadians warm. Knit or crochet an 8" by 8" square. When sewn together (by you or us), 6 squares wide by 8 squares high, just 48 squares will create a blanket 48" by 64". The finished blankets will be distributed free of charge by area organizations that serve people without shelter."

Will definitely be contributing to this worthwhile endeavor myself - i might be disabled however crocheting, sewing and computer skills are still within my abilities - so to my pals out there - come on board - 'here a square, there a square, everywhere a square square'. LOL

11 April 2005

Rainy Day Natural Health

Quote for the day:

Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs.”
Jean-Martin Charcot
(1825 – 1893)

What a wonderful day in the valley – the rain on the metal roof was a refreshing sound to awaken to! The weather forecast calls for more of the same all day…so kitty gave up stalking the wild mice and came back inside to curl up on the bed for the day and I am catching up on health and space related stuff on the web (with a nice warm cup of Strauss herbal tea by my side….yummy & oh so good for me).

Gentle Reminder List of The Good Stuff That Helped Me Through This Flu/Cold Season

Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (H2O2) For Colds & Flu

In 1928, Dr. Richard Simmons hypothesized that colds and flu virus enter our bodies through the ear canal. Contrary to what we have been taught, we usually can catch the two via the ear canal and not through the eyes or nose or mouth as most of us believe. The medical community dismissed his findings.

Use a dropper full in each ear at the first sign of any cold or flu symptoms. It is logical that bacteria can enter through the ears as well as the eyes, nose and mouth. One gets dizzy with the flu (infection present in ears) and our eardrums govern our balance, so if there is infection present the Hydrogen Peroxide 3% will bubble & tickle for about 2 – 3 minutes. My throat was getting sore and after I tried this, my ears and throat itched for a good half hour (killing all the bacteria) and within an hour after that, the sore throat and flu feelings were gone! Use common sense and don’t overdo it.

Anatomy of the human ear
Photo credit: English Wikipedia

Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse – as mentioned in an earlier blog – doubtful I would be alive and healthy without this one. Took less than 5 hours to remove 3 huge stones and a bunch of little ones with the marvelous old-fashioned remedy of Epsom salts. Thank you Cure Zone!

Oil of Oregano - Kills yeast and fungus (skin or blood-born), knocks out allergies, hay fever and sinusitis, natural decongestant and stops infections (cold/flu).

Can’t thank my cougar hunting buddies and the lady of the house enough for this wonderful herb. While coughing my way through a visit, they pulled a jar of oil of oregano out of their cupboard and with only a few drops my symptoms subsided.

Vitamin C – Lots of controversy – still a tried a true vitamin for me for over 40 years. The latest research released from The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University says:

‘For the first time how vitamin C can react with and neutralize the toxic by products of human fat metabolism.”

Aloe Vera – Lots said about this wonderful plant in my April 3rd, 2005 blog.


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08 April 2005

Hybrid Solar Eclipse 08APR05

Quote for the day:

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.”
(1912 – 1977)

Here it is a gorgeous morning in the Shuswap with a beautiful clear blue sky and perfect conditions for watching the solar eclipse that happens today. Too bad we don’t get to view it here in Canada. With any luck the sky will stay clear and the star watching will be excellent tonight as a consolation prize.

Off to the dentist (tooth broke) this morning – so with time limited, here is a short blurb on the unusual eclipse occurring today and an excellent website tutorial on the subject.

Solar eclipses are caused when Earth, the Moon and the Sun line up just right and the Moon casts it’s shadow on Earth. A Hybrid Eclipse is an eclipse, which is seen as annular by some parts of the Earth, and total by others (and also as a partial eclipse over a much larger area).

1. Friday, 8 April 2005 - hybrid solar eclipse - The track passes from south of New Zealand, northeast across the Pacific, through Central America and into South America.
2. The disks of the Sun and the Moon will appear to exactly coincide, setting up this unusual type of eclipse known as a hybrid.
3. The eclipse starts off as annular, with the Moon covering all but 8/10 of a percent of the Sun’s disk.
4. Ten minutes later 1,400 miles south of Tahiti the eclipse becomes total.
5. The greatest eclipse occurs over the ocean.
6. About 500 miles due north of the Galapagos Islands, the tip of the Moon’s shadow no longer reaches the Earth’s surface, and the Moon no longer completely covers the Sun so it morphs back into an annular eclipse.
7. Before the transition from annular to total and later, just after the transition from total back to annular, the eclipse will become something neither annular nor total: it will be a broken annular
8. As lunar mountains protrude onto the hairline-thin ring of the Sun, it will be seen not as an unbroken ring but an irregular, changing, sparkling sequence of arcs, beads and diamonds very briefly encircling the Moon: a "diamond necklace" effect! This is a spectacle that viewers in the Panama and Costa Rica might see.
9. The path then quickly slides across the base of the isthmus where Central joins to South America, then over the Gulf of Uraba and on into northern Colombia and central Venezuela before finally coming to an end.

Caution: Don't Look at the Sun without correct eye wear! Happy Sky Watching!

Illustration of a Solar Eclipse by SPACE.com Posted by Hello


05 April 2005

My Search for Coconut Oil

Quote for the day:

"Cheerfulness is the very flower of health"
Japanese Proverb

My search for Coconut Oil has taken me from one valley to the next looking for the elusive item. Suppose it would have helped had i done a bit more research and then i would not have been looking for oil in the cooking oil section. Turns out i found it in the exotic solid fats section of Askews in Salmon Arm. Was worth the search - my baked potates never tasted so good!

After doing what was supposed to be a liver cleanse and firing out over 3 boulders and a bunch of stones from my gallbladder - it feels like a whole new lease on life. With that event out of the way (took all of 4 1/2 hours and no pain) have found myself looking at even more healthier options and came across coconut oil.

Here are some interesting tidbits on coconut oil:

1. Used in commercially prepared products such as cookies, candies, ice cream, whipped toppings, and nondairy coffee creamers.

2. Used in the manufacture of various cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and suntan oils and is very beneficial in maintaining healthy skin.

3. Contains a high level of saturated fat (92%). There are several studies that have indicated that the saturated fat in coconut oil metabolizes in the body similar to an unsaturated fat and as a result, LDL (bad) cholesterol will not increase.

4. It is much like a carbohydrate: it digests rapidly and it is used for immediate energy rather than being stored as fat. As a result, a greater quantity of coconut oil can be consumed before it is stored as fat.

5. People who have problems in receiving adequate nourishment, such as AIDS patients, have benefited from the addition of coconut oil to their diets.

6. Lauric and capric acids, found in coconut have been highly praised for their antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions.

7. Natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver, and improves the immune system's anti-inflammatory response.

8. Strengthens the immune system and promotes optimal development of the brain and nervous system.

9. Protects against cancer and heart disease, and promotes healthy bones.

10. The best fat for ensuring the proper uptake of omega-3 fatty acids into the tissues, as well as supporting metabolism.

~Use for all higher heat applications, including stir frying - Maximum temperature of 375°F/190°C.
~Excellent for baking—can be substituted for butter in most recipes.
~Use in blender drinks to add fuel and energy in the morning.

~Omega Nutrition

That's it and that's a bunch of good stuff for one little coconut!

P.S. Had I not found Cure Zone and it's wonderful alternative health information it is doubtful i would have lived another year or two. Had developed all the symptoms my mother had and subsequently passed away from (main stream medicine couldn't help her or me). So Hip Hip Hooray for Alternative Medicine used with discernment and wisdom.


03 April 2005

Aloe Vera for Humans & Animals

Quote for the day:

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skillexcept for learning how to grow in rows.”

Another silvery morning in the valley on the first day of Daylight Savings Time. The critters are quiet and life is good.

Found myself in a wonderful conversation with two delightful people while fixing a computer yesterday. Out-of-the-box chat that covered everything from Space to Health. So did a bit of research on one of the natural healing remedies i love and share it here.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
photo credit: The International Aloe Science Council

It is native to East and South Africa and cultivated in the West Indies and other tropical areas throughout the world. Although there are over 200 species of aloe there are probably only three or four with medicinal properties. Of these, Aloe Vera barbadensis is the most potent.The name was derived from Arabic meaning "bitter" because of the bitter liquid found in the leaves. In 1500 B.C. Egyptians recorded use of the herbal plant in treating burns, infections and parasites. Ancient Greeks, Arabs and Spaniards have used the plant throughout the millennia. African hunters still rub the gel on their bodies to reduce perspiration and their scent.

Main Uses:

1. Place on burns to relieve pain and prevent blisters
2. Reduces inflammation, decreases swelling and redness, and accelerates wound healing
3. Keeps the skin supple
4. Controls acne and eczema
5. Relieves itching due to insect bites and allergies
6. Relieves sunburn and skin irritation
7. Increases the availability of oxygen to the skin
8. Helps to detoxify the body
9. Contains Lignin which gives it its penetrative ability to reach deep into the skin; saponins which exert a powerful anti microbial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts such as candida and anthraquinones, including aloin and emodin, which are strong painkillers and antibacterial, they are also powerful laxatives
10.Contains anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over acidity - a common cause of indigestion. It helps cleanse the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect
11.Take in conjunction with antispasmodics or carminatives (anti-gas) such as Calamus or Angelica to counteract griping
12.Stimulates growth of fibroblasts key cells that help in the manufacture of collagen
13.Anti-viral action For pets and Dental see Dr. John Finnegan on mucopolysaccharides

Caution: Over dosage can cause gastritis, diarrhea and nephritis. As aloe stimulates uterine contractions, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Also, because it is excreted in breast milk, it should be avoided during lactation, as it may be purgative to the child.


Aloe vera the Miraculous Healer Lee Cowden, M.D. Health Consciousness, 1992. Volume 13, No. 1, page 25. Wound Healing, Oral & Topical Activity Of Aloe Vera R. H. Davis at the University of Pennsylvania, Leitner MG; Russo JM; Byrne ME. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc Vol. 79, Number 11, Nov 1989, P559-62
Isolation And Identification Of A Phenolic Antioxidant From Aloe Barbadensis’ Lee KY, Weintraub ST, Yu BP. Dept. of Food & Nutrition, Ho Seo University, Asan, Chungmam, Korea.
Whole Leaf Aloe Vera And The Human Immune System Lawrence Plaskett, B.A., Ph.D., C.Chem. F.R.I.C

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