Daily Archives: September 25, 2013

Doina Noua, ( gand poetic de George-B)


Doina Noua, ( gand poetic de George-B)

Si-am plecat la scurta oaste,

sa m-antorc  intord fara de coaste,
Si-am plecat hoinar, 

Si m-am facut armasar, 
armasar de prin ocol, fara-de  funie, far-de bici
sa tot fug in cercuri mici…

Si-am plecat la colindat, dar-de-a altii,
au uitat si de brazi si de icoana,
si de lumina-n ulei,
si de viata si de moarte,
si de zile-ntunecate, scurte, reci si plin-de jale…

Ca s-au pus pe jafu’ mare.

Amazon.com: Banned Books


 

Amazon.com: Banned Books.

Parable of the talents or minas


 

Parable of the talents or minas

 
 

The parable of the talents, as depicted in a 1...

The parable of the talents, as depicted in a 1712 woodcut. The lazy servant searches for his buried talent, while the two other servants present their earnings to their master. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The parable of the talents, as depicted in a 1712 woodcut. The lazy servant searches for his buried talent, while the two other servants present their earnings to their master.

The Parable of the talents or minas, (also known as the Parable of Talents or The Parable of the Pounds), is one of the well known parables of Jesus. It appears in two of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament, and a variant is also found in the noncanonical Gospel of the Hebrews. The differences between Matthew25:14-30 and the Luke 19:12-27 are substantial, and the two parables may not be derived from the same source.[1] In Matthew, the opening words appear to link the parable to the preceding parable of the Ten Virgins,[1] a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Just a Thought: “what’s affordable to BOVI is not affordable to OVI!


Just  a Thought: “what’s affordable to BOVI is not affordable to OVI!

 

AFFORDABLE


af·ford·a·ble  (-fôrd-bl, -fr-)

adj.

That can be afforded: affordable housing; an affordable risk.

af·forda·bili·ty n.
af·forda·bly adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


af•ford•a•ble (əˈfɔr də bəl, əˈfoʊr-) 

adj.

considered to be within one’s financial means.
[1865–70]
af•ford`a•bil′i•ty, n.
af•ford′a•bly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj. 1. affordable - that you have the financial means foraffordable – that you have the financial means for; “low-cost housing”

cheapinexpensive – relatively low in price or charging low prices; “it would have been cheap at twice the price”; “inexpensive family restaurants”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

affordable

adjective inexpensivefaircheapreasonablemoderatemodest, low-price, low-costeconomicalbeautiful clothes at affordable prices
inexpensive dearexpensivecostlyexorbitant, prohibitively expensive, unaffordableuneconomical, beyond your means

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com


Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com.
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Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com


 

Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com.

Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com


 

Review & Outlook: The Cruz Campaign Against ObamaCare – WSJ.com.

From Democracy Now: “The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s “Neo-Con” Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech”


From Democracy Now:  “In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama openly embraced an aggressive military doctrine backed by previous administrations on using armed force beyond the international norm of self-defense. Obama told the world that the United States is prepared to use its military to defend what he called “our core interests” in the Middle East: U.S. access to oil. “[Obama] basically came out and said the U.S. is an imperialist nation and we’re going to do whatever we need to do to conquer areas [and] take resources from people around the world,” says independent journalist Jeremy Scahill. “It’s a really naked declaration of imperialism … When we look back at Obama’s legacy, this is going to have been a very significant period in U.S. history where the ideals of very radical right-wing forces were solidified. President Obama has been a forceful, fierce defender of empire.”

 

Mercury Poisoning Symptoms



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Dr. Alison Adams discusses mercury toxicity and how it may affect you. Dr. Adams talks about how mercury can affect different parts of the body and how it reacts with other metals. Could your condition be from mercury toxicity? Please watch!

 

Just How Toxic is Mercury? – A Study by University of Calgary



In this video, you will see just how toxic mercury really is and how it causes damage to the brain.

Quoted from the video:

“Shown here is the neurite of a live neuron isolated from snail brain tissue displaying linear growth due to growth cone activity.

It is important to note that growth cones in all animal species, ranging from snails to humans, have identical structural and behavioral characteristics, and use proteins of virtually identical composition.

In this experiment, neurons also isolated from snail brain tissue were grown in culture for several days. Afterwhich, very low concentrations of mercury (30 micrograms) were added to the culture medium for 20 minutes.

Over the next 30 minutes, the neuron underwent rapid degeneration leaving the denuded neurofibrils seen here.

To understand how mercury causes this degeneration, let us return to our illustration. As mentioned before, tubulin proteins link together during normal cell growth to form microtubules which support the neurite structure.

When mercury ions are introduced into the culture medium, they infiltrate the cell and bind themselves to newly synthesized tubulin molecules.

More specifically, the mercury ions attach themselves to the binding sites reserved for Guanosine Triphosphate (GTP) on the beta subunit of the affected tubulin molecules.

Since bound GTP normally provides the energy which allows tubulin molecules to attach to one another, mercury ions bound to these sites prevent tubulin proteins from linking together.

Consequently, the neurite’s microtubules begin to disassemble into free tubulin molecules, leaving the neurites stripped of its support structure.

Ultimately, both the developing neurite and its growth cone collapse, and some denuded neurofibrils form aggregates, or tangles, as depicted here.

Shown here is a neurite growth cone stained specifically for tubulin and actin, before and after mercury exposure.

Note that the mercury has caused disintigration of tubilin microtubule structure. 

These new findings reveal important visual evidence as to how mercury causes neuro-degeneration.

More importantly, this study provides the first direct evidence that low-level mercury exposure is indeed a precipitating factor that can initiate this neuro-degenerative process within the brain.”

 

Cancer patient’s compassionate use conundrum incites a social media ambush on BioMarin – MedCity News


 

Cancer patient’s compassionate use conundrum incites a social media ambush on BioMarin – MedCity News.

Elderly may be getting too many bone density tests | TIME.com


Elderly may be getting too many bone density tests | TIME.com.

Indeed, such tests should be done in middle age, and for sure as a precautionary, in patients diagnosed, or symptomatic of diseases and medical conditions (or suspected of such) including Diabetes, menopause, etc., in both genders. The Insurance industry, and the “established protocols to be followed upon by doctors, is hellishly denying patients (those who are endowed with any health care at all) greedy and limited to what administrators think care should be( a big banner, claiming that (‘CARE MORE” for instance) 🙂

Levin Bill Would Shutter Corporate Tax Loopholes | Center for Effective Government


 

Levin Bill Would Shutter Corporate Tax Loopholes | Center for Effective Government.

Just a Thought: “Let’s learn to appreciate more Chamber Music…beside the full orchestra compositions…So continue to stay tuned for newly posted extraordinary performances…and Thank You!


Just a Thought:  “Let’s learn to appreciate more Chamber Music…beside the full orchestra compositions…So continue to stay tuned for newly posted extraordinary performances…and Thank You!

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo for Horn & Orchestra in Eb K 371



Composed in Vienna and dated March 31, 1781.

Performers: Timothy Brown, horn; The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

 

Schubert – Quintet in A major “The Trout”: Barenboim – Perlman- Zukerman – du Pré – Mehta



Schubert – Quintet in A major “The Trout”:
Barenboim – Perlman – Zukerman – du Pré – Mehta 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. In Otto Erich Deutsch‘s catalogue of Schubert’s works, it is D. 667. The work was composed in 1819,[1] when Schubert was only 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.[2] Continue reading

Quotation: Mark Twain on life and death


All say, “How hard it is that we have to die”—a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

 

Today’s Birthday: LUISA CÁCERES DE ARISMENDI


Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi (1799)

After Napoleon took control of Spain, Venezuelans seized the chance to revolt against Spanish rule. In 1811, Venezuela declared independence, but an earthquake in 1812 destroyed cities held by the rebels and furthered the cause of the royalists. In 1815, a pregnant Arismendi was captured—one day before her 17th birthday—by Spanish forces hoping to exert pressure on her husband, General Juan Bautista Arismendi, but she refused to renounce the revolution while imprisoned. What happened to her? More…

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE RUNNING OF THE FIRST CHICAGO MARATHON (1977)


The Running of the First Chicago Marathon (1977)

The largest marathon in the world at that time, the first running of the Mayor Daley Marathon—now the Bank of America Chicago Marathon—drew 4,200 participants. Since then it has grown both in size and prestige. The race is now capped at 45,000 runners and is considered one of the world’s most renowned marathons. The 30th anniversary running of the race was unique in several respects. For one thing, it featured a special CEO challenge, and for another, it was halted after just 3 ½ hours. Why? More…

 

FEAR IS NOTHING TO LOSE SLEEP OVER


Fear Is Nothing to Lose Sleep Over

Researchers say we can combat our fears in our sleep. When an image was linked to an unpleasant stimulus—a mild electric shock—as well as a certain smell and study participants were exposed to that smell while they slept, they exhibited less fear when shown the related image later. Many phobias can be treated by exposure therapy, a form of behavior therapy in which an individual is gradually encouraged to approach a feared object and to successively spend longer periods of time in proximity to it. These findings suggest that this sort of approach could also be applied during sleep. More…

 

Word: CONCEITED


conceited 

Definition: (adjective) Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself.
Synonyms: swollen-headedegotisticalvain
Usage: She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.