Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wo has the time?






   . . . Something To Think About . . .


           THE SITUATION 

 In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. 

  About 4 minutes later: 

  The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 

   At 6 minutes: 

   A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 

  At 10 minutes:

  A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

  At 45 minutes:

     The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.
   After 1 hour: 

    He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all. 

    No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

   This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment aboutperception, taste and people's priorities. 

    This experiment raised several questions: 

          *In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? 

          *If so, do we stop to appreciate it? 

          *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

  One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: 

    If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . . 

    How many other things are we missing as we rush through life? 





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Friday, October 29, 2010

Great Halloween Pumpkins

Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan . The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.     

Got my eye on you  

 Who let me outta here?

Would you open this zipper?

Rough day  

President Barack Obama  

Please don't pull on that tab  

Say 'aaaahhhhh'!  

 Predator pumpkin

Motorized Medusa

It's alive!!  

Native American portrait  



Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Unlocking a vision

Foods with moods

Biting his tongue

David Letterman

The fear inside


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Friday, August 20, 2010

There is no "Ground Zero" Mosque

There is no "Ground Zero" Mosque

This is exactly how I feel about our media and the reaction to so many events. Anything and everything is blown out of proportion, manipulated, altered and spinned to be shaped into whatever is desired. Heed these words.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Carpet of Flowers

What  a  carpet!!!. 
This  beautiful "carpet" is created every year in the Grand Place in Brussels ,  

 All fresh flowers - Begonias.  

 Breathtaking  sight.  So much beauty in this world and  the computer enables all to enjoy  it.. 



  How's  that for a flower  garden?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healthy Tips

January 31, 2010
Health Freedom Alert:

If You Liked Bovine Growth Hormone, You'll love Beta Agonists

does a drug marked, "Not for use in humans. Individuals with cardiovascular disease should exercise special caution to avoid exposure. Use protective clothing, impervious gloves, protective eye wear, and an approved dust mask" become "safe" in human food? You guessed it. Corporate lobbying by big Agriculture and and Big Pharma. In this case a firm Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly.
fact, in 2002, three years after Paylean's approval, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine's Office of Surveillance and Compliance accused Elanco of withholding information about "safety and effectiveness" and "adverse animal drug experiences" upon which ractopamine was approved, in a 14-page warning letter.
not to worry. Despite ractopamine's dangers and the falsified approval documents, the FDA approved ractopamine the following year for cattle-and last year for turkeys!
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4 Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

agriculture is fighting back hard trying to show high fructose corn syrup is not bad for you. They are spending tens of millions of dollars running an ad campaign claiming high fructose corn syrup has the "same natural sweeteners as table sugar and honey."
we at HFA think that perhaps they protest tens of millions of dollars too much. There is nothing natural about HFC'S. Not how it is made, not how it is metabolized in your body, nor the toxic chemicals like mercury it contains and not how it helps destroy the environment. The millions of dollars spent show they are clearly frightened by the Health Freedom movement. Good job - to all of you Health Freedom Warriors! An informed public cannot be fooled by fancy television lies.
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Indoor Air Pollution: Look at the Causes and Solutions

you know air pollution inside your home can be five times worse then outside and in extreme cases 100 times worse?
chemicals, like cleaning supplies, hair sprays and perfumes, are used inside the home. Another part of the problem is that many items inside our homes and materials used in home construction are notorious for letting off poisonous gasses. Carpets, shower curtains, paints, upholstery, plywood, particle board, cabinets, computers, and synthetic materials all let off poisonous gasses and chemicals. To make matters worse many homes are now well insulated to be energy efficent, which cuts down on circulation and fresh air. It also creates a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.
before you pinch a tent in your back yard there is something you can do. Studies show that having ample plants indoors can detoxify up to 85 percent of indoor air pollution. Some of the best plants to rid your home of these toxic chemicals are: Palms, Ferns, English Ivy, Peace lily, Daisies, and Spider plants. You can use ClO2 (Activated MMS) to remedy and purify musty basements and moldy kitchens and bathrooms. See: Home uses for MMS (ClO2)
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Fears Grow As Study Shows Genetically Modified Crops Can Cause Liver And Kidney Damage

fears were raised over GM crops yesterday after a study showed they can cause liver and kidney damage.
to the research, animals fed on three strains of genetically modified maize created by the U.S. biotech firm Monsanto suffered signs of organ damage after just three months. The findings only came to light after Monsanto was forced to publish its raw data on safety tests by anti-GM campaigners.
claimed the analysis of its data was 'based on faulty analytical methods and reasoning, and does not call into question the safety findings for these products'. So Monsanto, why then do we have to sue to get the data? Hopefully these studies will change consumer behaviors enough to make it unprofitable for GMO peddlers. Educate your your friends and neighbors with the utmost zeal! We won the vaccine dis-information campaign, gaining ground on the HFC front... I think we can put a chink in the GMO armor!
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Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
*The DVD will be shipped upon DVD release

Food Inc.: A Participant Guide & Food Inc. DVD
With this combination pack, you can read into the specifics of what the movie didn't include and also have the movie along side of it. This way you can enjoy the movie without thinking that there was something left out.

*The DVD will be shipped to you upon release

 feature a report exposing the failed link between vaccines and the reduction of childhood diseases (or flu). Indeed, the true credit for the reduction in childhood disease is shown to be more a function of improvements in sanitation and living with clean potable water than anything which could be attributed to vaccines. In this report, Dr. James Shannon who served as director of NIH is quoted as saying "the only safe vaccine is one that is never used." It goes on to expose the dirty little secrets about vaccines. More >>>
 a small donation get "Vaccine Nation" produced by our good friend Gary Null, Ph.D. This documentary film clearly illustrates the health damage suffered by our innocent children, due to unnecessary vaccinations and gives you the information you need to speak intelligently and forcefully on the subject of childhood vaccinations. We only have a limited supply of these DVD's so they are only available while supplies last.
 for a limited time receive a 2 Disk DVD set "The Future of Food" with your donation. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
 for a limited time receive "Understanding MMS" with your donation. More than 200,000 Americans are using The Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS). Thousands of lives have been saved (Over 75,000 from Malaria in Africa alone). Reports of overcoming 'incurable' diseases are happening every day! With ever looming threat of bio-warfare and Bird flu (and now Swine Flu), MMS should be in every home. To read about Mirace Mineral Supplement follow the link below. We've asked for a special discount on MMS for HFA members and now have a special order page for members! Up to 15% savings on MMS! Go here to stock up while you can at this price
 donations make all of these timely advances possible! Your continued support is the fuel that drives Health Freedom Alliance. Thank you for forwarding emails to your friends and family! Keep up the good work!
 are all invested in this fight. Each of us will be affected by its outcome. Each of us can make a difference!
Thank you Freedom Fighters!
Thomas Cowles II
Media Director
Health Freedom Alliance
Health & Wellness Foundation
CHAD Foundation

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Great Video

I've followed Tony Robbins for many years. You'll enjoy this video. Here's what he says:

Are you ready to kick-start your life now and take things to the next level?

Dear Friend, 

If the time has come for you to create real and lasting change in your you can embark on the adventure of achieving your goals and realizing your most thrilling dreams... 

... then the simple message I share here could be one of the most important things you hear or watch today. 

It's aimed straight at the heart of those elements that hold you just may be the nudge you need to make 2010 the most powerful, enjoyable and fulfilling year of your life. 


Now is the time to take control and ensure that this will be an extraordinary year. 

Enjoy the video! 

Live strong and live with passion, 


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