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Our buckwheat pillows are made from natural buckwheat hulls which are hypo-allergenic, biodegradable and eco friendly. These pillows naturally contour to support every part of your neck & shoulders, allowing them to fully relax. Recommended by many Health Practitioners!
Picked up our buckwheat pillows from Relaxing Sensations today. Hope I don't wake up with a full stomach.
20 December 2010
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17 December 2010
A wayward sea lion captured a mile from water in the East Bay over the weekend was euthanized Tuesday after doctors determined it suffered from a disease that caused brain deterioration and made it impossible for the mammal to navigate.
The 5-year-old California sea lion, a female named Na'au by her caretakers at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, would not have survived long in the wild or in captivity, said Jim Oswald, communications director at the center.
"We can't send an animal into the wild and expect her to have a normal life knowing that she'd have seizures out there and die," Oswald said. "At the end of the day, it's all about making the difficult decisions and choosing a humane response."
Sad story. Necessary action.
16 December 2010
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09 December 2010
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Using Qigong to break my fuzz.
08 December 2010
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06 December 2010
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison
400% to 700%. The use of proton inhibitors, antacid medications,
increases the chances of dementia. Over use of sugar and artificial
sweeteners increase the possibility of dementia. Life style and diet
can do so much in preventing or reducing the chances of developing
this devastating disease. http://bit.ly/ho12oW
04 December 2010
I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.
Remember to put your letter to Santa in your Christmas stocking. At night the elves come to your home, collect your letter and leave goodies in the stocking if you have been good or potatoes and coal if you have been bad. How else does Santa know what you want for Christmas and have time to get it ready?
02 December 2010
The Food Safety Modernization Act will restrict our access to organically grown foods. It increases Monsanto's strangle hold on our country's food chain. This is a truly dangerous bill. This was discussed on Dr. Nieters' radio program today.
01 December 2010
23 November 2010
More flying undies. If all flyer start wearing flying undies the TSA will have a difficult time figuring out if that bulge is C-4 or the real thing. Maybe I need to run out and buy several pair. This aluminum foil is starting to chafe. Remember, if you go for the grope, ask for clean gloves.
Flying somewhere? You can choose either a full body scan or a very personal pat-down. (Nudity warning)
If you take the pat-down be sure to ask the agent to use a clean pair of surgical gloves. I certainly don't want someone's Egg McMuffin, KFC grease, snot, spittle or what have you smeared all over my clothing. Also tell them you are allergic to latex and please use vinyl gloves. That should piss them off. Oh, and plan on adding a minimum of thirty minutes to your airport arrival time in case you need to strip. Or you could buy a set of Flying Pasties. Don't know if the pasties work but the web site is interesting. #flyingpasties #latexgloves #surgicalgloves #TSA #vinylgloves
22 November 2010
in English class. In the middle of class, our teacher was called out into the hall. Several minutes later she returned looking very pale. She braced herself against the wall holding her chest and said "He's been shot! The President's been shot." We were released for lunch. The radio broadcast was piped into the lunchroom. That is where I heard that the President had died. It was very traumatic for all of us. President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson had visited our high school on the 13th of December the previous year. I even touched Kennedy's sleeve as he walked along the fence shaking hands. And then came the Jack Ruby episode...
Freda loved playing with the shower.
She couldn't wait until the shower was turned on.
At the time we thought her antics were a hassle but we certainly wish she was still up to her old tricks. We truly miss her and she is always in our thoughts and in our hearts.
If you missed her life story it can ben seen at http://deltabunny.blogspot.com/
20 November 2010
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Texas politicians are heavily under the influence of alcohol -- big alcohol industry money, that is.
Graphic: Safer Texas CampaignWith Texas politicians collecting a significant percentage of their campaign contributions from the alcohol industry after the November election, the Safer Texas Campaign is renewing its call on elected representatives to stop accepting such money until Texas allows the regulated use and sale of marijuana as a safer alternative to alcohol.According to campaign records provided by the nonpartisan, nonprofit FollowtheMoney.org, the five Texas politicians who have received the largest contributions from the alcohol industry are:• Governor Rick Perry• U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison• Lt. Governor David Dewhurst• Texas House Speaker Joe Straus• Attorney General Greg AbbottThese five politicians accepted a total of $1.4 million from Big Alcohol during the 2010 election cycle, according to the Safer Texas Campaign, which is a project of ProtectYouth.org.
Michelle Leonhart needs to go far far away. She has reversed herself as any good politician. Under GOP (Grand Ostrich [head in the sand] Party) pressure she is caving in on DEA's earlier statement concerning hands-off medicinal pot and patients. The pharmaceuticals must be paying her, too.
17 November 2010
There is so much Traditional Chinese Medicine can contribute to the health and welfare of our society. And certainly lower the cost. Talk to your Representatives and Senators about including TCM in the Healthcare structure. Press the FDA to seriously study TCM and stop the stranglehold the pharmaceuticals have over that regulatory body. Their drugs truly are poisoning our country.
15 November 2010
For the past several weeks I have been observing the interesting behavior of an Anna's Hummingbird as he courts the females in our yard. The "chirps" he produces are fairly loud. It is exciting to watch his hovering high above the female and then his rapid plummet in front of the perched female.
13 November 2010
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11 November 2010
Will be listening to http://www.thebalancingpoint.net/ on KEST Radio, http://ht.ly/38axX, at eight this morning.
10 November 2010
09 November 2010
That huge sucking sound you hear is Facebook, piling data from third parties into its mouth as fast as it can while it remains stubbornly greedy about releasing its own data to anyone it doesn’t like. Which is mostly Google these days, since Yahoo and AOL completely surrendered and Microsoft actually owns part of them.
Now Facebook has found a way around that restriction. They’re leveraging a Google feature that lets users download their own data for their own use – part of Google’s golf-clap worthy data liberation effort. They’ve hacked a solution around the block by giving users a direct deep link to the download feature. And then users can upload that file directly to Facebook.
Can Google block this? One engineer I spoke with says yes, but it will be difficult: “If Google wanted to, they could block it immediately. it’s pretty simple. just put a CSRF token on the url to block deep linking but that might fuck up other CSV flows. Maybe they have an outlook importer or something. facebook really went aggressive here.”
It’s also a big middle finger to Google.
Update: Google’s response here.
Website: google.com Location: Mountain View, California, United States Founded: September 7, 1998 IPO: August 19, 2004
Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, it offers a plethora of online tools and platforms including:… Learn MoreInformation provided by CrunchBase
Another reason why I call Facebook a black hole. Everything goes in but nothing comes out. Facebook is a dangerous online community. It is getting freaky. I would rather trust my online info to the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. Thanks Toto.
We’ve just received about a half dozen rapid fire tips all showing the same thing: the Facebook app Sendible compromised in a major way.
It appears that several of the largest Facebook Pages including Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, South Park, The Daily Show, Team Coco and others are now sending out a malicious link to all of their followers that reads “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” Obviously, don’t click on it.
A few people who did click on the link reported that it took you to a page outside of Facebook that asks you for some information about you. The bottom of the page reads “Powered By AWeber Email Marketing”.
The weirdest part is just how many other Facebook users are “liking” these links.
We’ve contacted Facebook about the issue and will update when we hear back from them. But these accounts compromised seem to suggest that this link is showing up in tens of millions of feeds right now.
Update: And it looks like most of the malicious links have now been taken down. But more tips are coming in that the attack is ongoing and other links keep popping up. Still no word yet from Facebook on the incident.
Update 2: From Mazy Kazerooni:
The Sendible hack hit Lil Wayne’s Facebook page (15 MM fans). I’m an admin, blocked the app. They tried to post multiple times
Update 3: And now Sendible is saying it wasn’t them that was hacked, instead this may be a Facebook security exploit:
Just to clarify, Sendible was not hacked. One of our users has discovered a major flaw in Facebook’s security.
Update 4: Says Facebook:
We’re looking into this now and will let you know as soon as we hear something.
[image via moyajaya]
One reason I am glad I closed my Facebook account.
08 November 2010
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03 November 2010
It is predicted the 2012 GOP** presidential candidate will be a climate change, as well as science, naysayer. (**Grand Ostrich Party)
01 November 2010
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26 October 2010
Steelcase Sofa and Chair - $2500 San Francisco Scavenger | Apartment Therapy San Francisco. A member of our family reupholstered this fine set.
There are many articles about picking a good name for your company. So why Cisco = whitefish, and Yahoo = a race of brutes?
25 October 2010
CHINESE MEDICINE GAINING RESPECTABILITY IN WEST / FDA support for testing of botanical drugs helps boost credibility of ancient herbal treatments (2006)
CHINESE MEDICINE GAINING RESPECTABILITY IN WEST / FDA support for testing of botanical drugs helps boost credibility of ancient herbal treatments (2006)
A warning to those patriots who want the country to return to the original dead Constitution rather support our present living Constitution.
23 October 2010
To be, or not to be sociable on Facebook - that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer with
The slings and arrows of its outrageous incompetence and ever growing influence
Or remove myself from a sea of troubles...
(Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare.)
I am a contrarian and always have been. With Skype and Microsoft joining Facebook and now with FB's latest security breech through their games, I'm not comfortable with their policies nor their business model. Their improvements do not make it easier to use their product. Their new "easier" method of uploading photos actually makes it more difficult for me. Facebook is a monolith and growing ever larger and careless. Like Monsanto, which controls much of our food industry and is destroying our environment, let alone our health, Facebook is doing the same with the Internet. Now we learn that they filter which of our posts are seen and by whom. I do not post just to see my thoughts in print. I care that my friends see what I have to say and my interests. It is up to them if they want to read my drivel and rants or not, not Mr. Zuckerberg. Talk about Big Brother.
I have made many great new friends and reconnected with old friends. I have had fun. I will miss the relationships we have made. Many of them started on Twitter and my blog. It's not you, it's Facebook. If you wish to follow me at my other sites, wonderful. I certainly understand if you do not. It may be seen as a selfish decision but I must make it. I have to take a stand against the machine. After talking the talk, it is now time for me to walk the walk.
21 October 2010
Ethanol is killing our environment and economy. Stop ethanol production now. There are better alternatives.
Following Timothy Leary. Unsubscribing from newsletters. Getting ready for a quieter and smaller online social life.
19 October 2010
If AOL buys Yahoo I will have to move my Flickr files to another photo sharing company. :-( Any suggestions?
17 October 2010
Returned to rice milk. Don't know why I stopped drinking it. The government states that cattle can be labeled as grass fed if they are on grass 99% of their lives. The remaining 1% can be filled with hormones. Be absolutely sure you know where your beef came from and how it was raised. The number one cause of cardiovascular problems is the consumption of non-grass fed beef.
16 October 2010
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02 September 2010
What I gleaned from the premise of the book "The Spider and the Starfish". The Tea Party and al Qaeda are similarly organized.
31 August 2010
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This is where we live, Trilogy at Rio Vista. Our little colony. (Northern California's Luxury Community)
Trilogy at Rio Vista
At Trilogy at Rio Vista in Rio Vista, California (near Lodi, Brentwood, Antioch, Discovery Bay, Sacramento and Stockton) there are numerous amenities to enjoy, including the Delta Club and Vista Club, the championship golf course Trilogy Golf Club at Rio Vista designed by Ted Robinson, Sr., the athletic club, Nines American Cooking bar & restaurant, and more. Anyone looking for a great deal on a great home that includes solar power will love Trilogy at Rio Vista, as well anyone looking for exceptional active adult retirement living with easy access to San Francisco, Walnut creek, Oaklnad, Sacramento, and Stockton.
Trilogy active adult communities in Redmond, Washington (near Seattle), Peoria, Arizona (near Phoenix, Glendale & Scottsdale), Queen Creek, Arizona (near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert & Chandler), Southern California (in La Quinta near Palm Springs & Palm Desert, and in Glen Ivy near Corona in the Island Empire), Northern California (in Rio Vista near Oakland, San Francisco & Sacramento, in Brentwood near Antioch, Discovery Bay, and Walnut Creek, and in Nipomo near Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach), and Deland, Florida (near Orlando & Daytona Beach), are created by home builder Shea Homes as active adult communities for people looking for the highest quality active adult living. Each Trilogy community is unique but all are Resort Communities featuring luxury contemporary homes. Many of these Active Lifestyle Communities cater to the 55 plus community.
Trilogy Locations include: Trilogy at Rio Vista in Rio Vista, California near Sacramento, San Francisco, and Oakland (where you'll find Trilogy Golf Club at Rio Vista CA), Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, Washington near Seattle, Bellevue, and Edmonds (where you'll find the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge), Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona near Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale (where you'll find the Alvea Spa at Trilogy at Vistancia and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia), Trilogy Central Coast in Nipomo, California near Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach (a California active adult community where you'll find the Monarch Club, home to Adelina's Bistro & Market Place and the Sandalwood Spa), Trilogy at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona near Chandler and Mesa (where you'll find TrilogyGolf Club at Power Ranch), the soon-to-be-built Trilogy at Mountain House in Mountain House, California near Pleasanton, Tracy, and Livermore, Trilogy at Glen Ivy in Corona, California in the heart of the Inland Empire (where you'll find Trilogy Golf Club at Glen Ivy), Trilogy at the Vineyards in Brentwood, California near Antioch and Discovery Bay (where you'll find the Brentwood Golf Club), Trilogy at La Quinta in La Quinta, California near Palm Springs and Palm Desert (a California retirement community featuring the PGA Tour venue Trilogy Golf Club at La Quinta), and Encanterra, A Trilogy Country Club in Queen Creek, Arizona near Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa (one of our active adult communities in Arizona where you'll find the Golf Magazine top rated private championship golf course Encanterra, a Trilogy Country Club). Also by Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities is Victoria Gardens in Deland, Florida (the first of our Florida active adult communities).
Each Trilogy active adult community features Trilogy homes for the over 55 community. As builders of luxury homes and upscale developments, Trilogy by Shea Homes is a leader in active adult retirement communities in California, Arizona, Washington and Florida.
Don't miss the Vista Club, the Athletic Club, the Cyber Café, the Center for Higher Learning, Nines American Cooking and Trilogy Golf Club at Rio Vista.
For community-specific information or directions to Trilogy at Rio Vista or other Trilogy active lifestyle communities, please visit the community websites.
Houses start in the $170K range. Trilogy is two miles outside of Rio Vista.
Egg recall? Time to start thinking regionally rather than globally. And stop subsidizing factory/commercial farms. Start helping the local/family farmers. They produce better products and are true stewards of the soil.
Facebook sues Teachbook over name similarity (Telegraph) Close to sayonara, Mark. I'm getting fed up.
25 August 2010
24 August 2010
A good reason to reduce our online labors and other activities that require electricity. Take a walk. Talk to your neighbors. How many books have you not read? Paintings you have yet to paint? There is something to be said about aspects of Pre-Edisonian life.