Showing posts from August, 2013

And who thought this was a good idea?

Fired Paraguayan bus drivers have themselves nailed to crosses

ASUNCION- Eight Paraguayan bus drivers have had themselves nailed to crosses to protest being fired by a transportation company after it rejected their plea for higher pay, a lawmaker said on Friday.
The drivers, from the northern town of Luque, are on their backs, nailed to wooden crosses laid out on the ground. Large nails pierce their hands at the base of the fingers.

They said they took the action in a desperate bid to be heard.

They have been nailed down for 15 days, according to Olga Ferreira de Lopez, a member of Paraguay's House of Congress who is monitoring the situation.

"There have been infections ... . Their state of health is getting complicated," she told Reuters.

Some of the drivers' wives are taking turns being nailed to crosses alongside their husbands.

via Reuters link:

Ummmm… A bit extreme? I think so… but what blew my mind was the fact that …

Fukushima's contaminated water may have reached the Pacific Ocean??? Say What!

Japan formally raises Fukushima water leak 
to INES Level 3 incident

The upgrade by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) raises the rating of what was Japan's first warning on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) since the three reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima plant in March 2011, which were triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Those meltdowns were classified as Level 7, the highest INES rating.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said last week that 300 metric tons (330.69 tons) of highly radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the facility. The utility still does not know how long the water may have been leaking and said it was possible the contaminated water may have reached the Pacific Ocean.

Interview with Vaughn Benjamin

So I came across this awesome interview with one of my favorite artists Vaughn Benjamin of the band  Midnite.
In this article Vaughn and King Toby talk about many things from music, biochemistry, culture, history and much more.
Check it out!

Below is clip from the transcript.

King Toby: And we saw His Majesty build up hospitals and, you know what I mean, education, all over Ethiopia, and sending students internationally to learn about technology and all these things. So, we Give Thanks. On the levels of where we started talking about vibes and good relations to, you know what I mean, technology now, we see ones caught up in this social media, Facebook, and just like drawing away from the humanistic aspect of being, you know, being InI. How does the I see technology playing that role in terms of InI relations now?

Vaughn Benjamin: Well, it gives people a deeper place to hide, and still there’s not anywhere to hide when you have intrusion and… you have spiritual dishonesty and spiritual…

Fight Through The Pain

So I came across this AWESOME video while on Facebook…and man did I need this because I started to slack off. I haven't been running in a few days.
But after watching this video I felt like putting on my running shoes and jetting out the door.
Only thing is…it's 3:40am. May not be the best time to go running lol... so instead I decided to do some indoor exercises.

This video is:
Motivation to finish that workout!!
Increase the intensity of your workout!  Or maybe start a workout!
Whichever it may be you will be motivated. Check it out!

The Amazing Grasshopper Mouse

So I have a soft spot for small rodents…matter a fact I have a gerbil. lol
Well let me rephrase that I have a soft spot for domesticated rodents…you know hamsters and gerbils..nothing else!
I was watching Bad Ass Animals on Nat Geo Wild and they had a segment on the
Grasshopper Mouse..boy oh boy in this short clip you can see the Grasshopper Mouse in action..

Experience life...

“Experience life in all possible ways --
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.” 
― Osho

Aurora and NLC's

Displays of Noctilucent Clouds and Aurora during one night are rare.

10 years of weather in 3 mins

This animation shows one image from each day of the satellite's life -- a total of 3,641 full disk visible images.


Mercola gives us tips on minimizing dangers caused by cell phones

Dr. Mercola gives us tips on minimizing dangers associated with cell phones.

Here are some of the tips given:
 - Put your phone on airplane mode when it is not in use.
 - Keep the phone away from your body.
 - Use a headset or speakerphone function when talking on the device.

Are Vaccines REALLY "SAFE"?

Jenny McCarthy talks about how she believes that vaccines were the cause for her child's autism. She also goes on to talk about her book Empowering Parents.

Below is an Autism Debate with Jenny McCarthy on The Doctor's show.

Who doesn't love a good Lana Del Rey Mix?

Osho talks about creativity

"If you want to create you have to get rid of all conditionings otherwise your creativity will be nothing but copy, it will be just a carbon copy. You can be creative only if you are an individual you cannot create as part of the mob psychology. The creators cannot travel the well traveled path he has to search his own way…he has to be a drop out from the mob mind, from the collective psychology"

Osho Talks about God and religion

So this video may be a little deep for those of you who are not familiar with Osho. But I feel the need to share it because I myself get a bit perplexed when talking about religion.
While I do have religious background, I was raised going to church…matter-a-fact at one point I was attending church 3x a week. (not saying that it was a bad or good thing)

First let me state I am not here to bash your religion because we all have the freedom to think and believe what we want.
Over the years I've learned that denomination doesn't merit anything. You can switch your beliefs, attend several churches and still find yourself empty. It took me a while to realize that the peace I was searching for was within me the whole time.
And while I still enjoy going to church once in a while and reading certain books in The Bible, Proverbs in particular...
I find that being rooted in love first keeps me from going astray.

In this video a woman questions Osho's statement "There is no God&quo…

Oldies But Goodies

I grew up listening to oldies, and Otis Redding was one of my grandmothers favorite artist… listening to his music soothes my soul.

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown is a Manhattan Time-Lapse 
Made Up of 50K Photos Shot Over 6 Months

Prescription Medication Addiction

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about prescription medication addiction:

"Every 19 minutes someone dies because of misuse of prescription medications.  Sometimes it is because they take too much. Many times it is because they forget or ignore the warning their doctor gave about combining the medications with alcohol. And tens of thousands of people die every year as a result.
As much attention as we pay to illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin, the truth is prescription medications kill more people in this country than those illicit drugs combined.
Perhaps it is a perception issue: “It came from a pharmacy, therefore, it must be safe.”

They certainly can be safe, but they can also be incredibly addictive, with more than 1.9 million Americans hooked on prescription pain medications alone".

via CNN

These numbers are shocking… I personally avoid taking prescription medications…not even over the counter meds like Tylenol and Midol. Ladies do some research there are far bette…

You've already won me over

Who doesn't love Alanis Morissette?!
"You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault"

-Head Over Feet

Peace of Mind

This is one of my favorite Lauryn Hill songs…
I Gotta Find Peace of Mind

"To finally be in love, and know the real meaning of
A lasting relationship, not based on ownership
I trust every part of you, cuz all that I... All that you say you do
You love me despite myself, sometimes I fight myself
I just can't believe that you, would have anything to do
With someone so insecure, someone so immature
Oh you inspire me, to be the higher me"

Goat terrorizes Brazilian neighborhood

While I will admit I got a few good laughs watching this goat terrorize a neighborhood in Brazil. I also felt bad for the goat!
In this video the goat is seen rushing at people walking near by, the goat even knocks a woman and man down.
The video ends with a few men tackling the goat and tying the goat up.

Wow! Who knew goats could be that volatile?

Not so NAKED

So the Naked Juice company owned by Pepsi admits that their juices are not 100% natural. Hmm does not surprise me much, I mean come on the company is owned by Pepsi.  But hopefully this will push Pepsi towards making a true natural juice. 
"PepsiCo Inc. says it will NO longer label its Naked juices as being "all natural" after a lawsuit complained that the drinks contain ingredients that don't fit that bill.
The company, based in Purchase, N.Y., is also paying $9 million to settle the lawsuit.
PepsiCo did not respond when asked whether those synthetic fibers are in fact included in the juices. The company's statement said it will drop the use of the word "natural" until there is more regulatory guidance around the world. 
The case highlights the confusion around the use of the word "natural" in in the industry. The Food and Drug Administration doesn't currently have a definition for what constitutes a natural product. But it says that it…