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Today, it is Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:12 pm. in Southern California.
Welcome! : ) This site was created to provide interesting tidbits and facts that seem especially positive, uplifting, entertaining, interesting, inspirational, or of particular benefit to health and well being. Be sure to check out the numerous articles collection listed in the right column. We're glad you're here and hope you enjoy the content. If you have anything wonderful to share, please tell us about it, here.  
 
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Shattered American Dream

Bailout Bill – Save the Homeowners, Too

If you are having mortgage problems, April Charney, known
as the Angel of Foreclosure, has much information that may
offer hope.
http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2008/06/30/story5.html

Pick-and-Pay Adjustable Loans are set to recast in the next
few years and may cause even greater, heavier losses due
to declining home and property values.

It’s best to be on guard, evaluate, start accumulating information
and make plans to refinance or negotiate. We would recommend
always trying to positively work out something with your lender
or a new lender if at all possible.

If you need to fight, fight fair and square even if you think the
other guy isn’t.

If you cannot obtain or afford legal assistance, here’s a story
about a man who represented himself successfully:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28877173

Of course it’s always recommended that one seek legal counsel.
Check out April Charney, Atty.

There’s always hope… just do the best you can each day. Then,
give the rest to your higher power, your Lord, your Savior, your
God of your choosing… the stressing, worrying, fear and dread
will not help the situation.

You will need all the strength, love and peace you can muster to
carry on and move forward.

As much as you may feel vengeance and bitterness, those emotions
will hurt rather than help. But, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take
legal action. Do all that you can to righteously protect yourself and
follow a positive, constructive solution.

(Our writings and content are strictly our own personal opnions,
and offered for caring informational or entertainment purposes
only. Always consult with a certified or licensed professional.)


 
 
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Last Chance Save Mankind

Why, this fellow makes doom and gloom positively uproarious.
Maybe because he’s so starkly assured in a goat-headed
disarming kind of way. And his terminology is… independent.
Free thinking free wheeling.

James Lovelock is a spritely fellow with a jaunty opinion
you can’t quite ignore…

New Scientist’s Gaia Vince:
“Your work on atmospheric chlorofluorocarbons led
eventually to a
global CFC ban that saved us from
ozone-layer depletion. Do we have time to do a similar
thing with carbon emissions to save ourselves from
climate change?”

James Lovelock:
“Not a hope in hell. Most of the “green” stuff is verging
on a gigantic scam.
Carbon trading, with its huge
government subsidies, is just what finance and industry
wanted. It’s not going to do a damn thing about climate
change, but it’ll make a lot of money for a lot of people
and postpone the moment of reckoning. I am not against
renewable energy, but to spoil all the decent countryside
in the UK with wind farms is driving me mad. It’s absolutely
unnecessary, and it takes 2500 square kilometres to produce
a gigawatt – that’s an awful lot of countryside…”

Complete Article Here: It’s quite endearing actually. Or something…
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126921.500-one-last-chance-to-save-mankind.html?full=true&print=true


 
 
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iFart

This may ruin my reputation, but here goes:

(PS: i don’t have reputation anyway) shhhhh…


 
 
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Microsoft Hired by Apple

Here you will find the original design submitted by Microsoft… :O

Note: iJest


 
 
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Four Factors of Success

“The Four Things…”

There are 2 relatively new books out. Coincidentally, one substantiates the other to an almost mystical degree, yet both books and authors are totally unrelated.

The subject matter by which they are intertwined couldn’t be more timely and important to so many seekers of happiness, success, health.

I had the good fortune to bump into the first book quite by chance, then found the second book by fortuitous love for Bookstore Pastries at Borders and the proximity of the Best Seller Table to said pastries.

An aside regarding specific Bookstore pastry – to whit: Their round raspberry scone heated to soft warm perfection chased by Seattle’s Best creamy hot fresh coffee laced with sweet… nice. Very nice.

All right… to continue…

About the first book…

The Mind of the Market by Michael Shermer

Mr. Shermer expounds brilliantly and provocatively upon the most interesting of facts regarding the subliminal and conscious mind and how it is affected by marketing.

Once one understands these mechanisms and harnesses the basic underpinnings of human nature, marketing can become more effective.

On the other hand, armed with the knowledge of marketing techniques, the consumer can be smarter, more astute and more aware of carefully crafted sales manipulation.

Amongst other excruciatingly exacting and fascinating information about the science of marketing, this book proposes the 4 following factors that most characterize the happy and successful:

1. Love of Family
2. Love of Friends and Community
3. Enjoying Your Work
4. Some form of Spirituality focussed on Love

Where on the List is making money? Buying Toys and Gadgets? Having lots of lovely sex? Traveling the world? Seeking fun and adventure? Adorning oneself with gems and jewels?

None of these things were even close to these top four factors.

How strange.

The second book is called Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

In the very beginning, he tells the tale of the Rosetans who immigrated to the Pennsylvania area from Roseta, Italy.

Researchers discovered that the American Rosetans were almost completely free of heart disease at age 65, 50% less than the entire United States. How could this be? Was it the diet? life style? the water, land, genetics?

What factors contributed to this astounding statistic?

In what other ways were the American Rosetans blessed?

Additionally, it turns out that there was no suicide, no alcoholism, no drug addiction, very little crime. No ulcers, no one on welfare.

As one researcher noted wistfully about walking about the town, “It was magical.”

The story begins in the 1800s when a young priest settled in the new Roseto, forming spiritual societies and organizing festivals.

He encourages the clearing of land in the long back yards to plants onions, beans, potatoes, melons and fruit trees giving out seeds and bulbs.

The townsfolk began raising their own pigs and growing grapes to make homemade wines right in their back yards as well.

Undoubted they raised herbs, spice plants, salad greens and other vegetables as well although the book did not specify.

Small shops, bakeries, restaurants and little neighborhood bars sprang up. One would always see shopkeepers and customers walking, talking, socializing in front of the businesses.

Was the food special? Did it match the food from the Old Country?

Not at all. In the old country, they used olive oil, Here in New Roseto, they used lard. In fact, Rosetans ate a diet of 41% fat.

Rather than the thin crusted pizzas in Italy with tomatoes, anchovies and perhaps a bit of onion, the American Rosetans ate pizzas replete with sausage, ham, pepperoni, salami.

Rather than eating sweets only on special occasions, they now ate sweets all year round.

So what was the difference?

Was it hardy genes? Special fertile land? Research disovered these played no part.

This is what they DID discover about the new Rosetans:

They lived with extended family, respecting their grandpar3ents. They all shared in a unifying calming spiritual church environment.

And very interestingly… along with 22 civic organizations, Mr. Gladwell notes that the Rosetans lived within an “egalitarian ethos.”

This “ethos” discouraged the wealthier from flaunting their success, while helping the unsuccessful avoid the shame of revealing their failures. They lived in a more “obscure” climate of success and failure.

It was surmised the the following 4 factors contributed to the health and happiness of the new Rosetans:

1. Close knit loving families
2. Friends
3. Culture of Community
4. Spirituality

It seems that the following 4 factors of Book 1 and Book 2 have a 75% concurrence rate.

Coincidence? As of now, I tend to think both authors are very much onto something.

Long ago, we started a series of community websites. We rather knew then that community was more valuable than the suburbs would lead you to believe.

We were not alone. Perhaps everyone can reach into themselves and know that in working together, we work well.

There are those who believe in the Lone Wolf, the singular man, the isolationist philosophy, the “every man for himself” attitude.

Some think of running off to a wild spot to survive on their own.

But, it most likely seems that those who will do best in the future are those who can work together as a community.

What do you think?


 
 
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FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Get Back Up – Nick Voyicic – Without Arms
This may very well stun you, hopefully inspire you

” Get Back Up ! ” by Nick Vujicic


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There are very few words to say after watching this. But, whenever you feel a little down, you might want to come back and watch again.

Truly inspirational…

More links to Nick:

Nick’s website media link to more videos
http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/media.php

ABC News Article in depth
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4531209 (ABC News Article)

His personal biography
http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/about-nick-vujicic.php

Nick’s MySpace Page
http://www.myspace.com/lifewithoutlimbs

Nick shows how he operates a DVD player
http://media.ocregister.com/media/read071906

Nice Orange County Article About Nick
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/atoz/article_1215580.php

Blessings!

Thanks to BB


 
 
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