Today, it is Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:26 pm. in Southern California.
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Music is “Outro” from the new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83.
This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We’d like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.
Incredible Timelapse Movie of Earth As Viewed From the Orbiting Space Station
ISS Flight Over Africa with Milky Way
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken December 29, 2011 from 20:55:05 to 21:14:09 GMT, on a pass from over central Africa, near southeast Niger, to the South Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar. The complete pass is over southern Africa to the ocean, focusing on the lightning flashes from local storms and the Milky Way rising over the horizon.
The Milky Way can be spotted as a hazy band of white light at the beginning of the video. The pass continues southeast toward the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. The Lovejoy Comet can be seen very faintly near the Milky Way. The pass ends as the sun is rising over the dark ocean.
Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Via the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
A baby hummingbird being held in the hand is being fed by its wild mother. The mother has no fear. The little baby had a soft tissue injury to its wing and was unable to fly. Happily, the injury did heal and the little bird was happily released into the wild by a wildlife care facility. The mother feeds the little one on the ground…
Living together in harmony and symbiosis… with the help of beavers, moose are provided delicious leaves from branches they cannot ordinarily reach. Additionally, beavers provide small ponds and lakes where moose can browse for small aquatic plants. A beautiful video…
Slight Summer Rain – Softly gentle with distant thunder. The first video is a high quality rain and soft thunder recording. The other videos feature Amazon Rain Forest Sounds with birds, crickets, water and the soft sounds of Nature. I keep adding to this collection…
Watch the stars rotate above the clouds in this gorgeous panorama of the stunning sky as it moves across the horizon throughout the night. Now you will be able to see how the Earth moves in concert with the stars.
Be sure not to miss a glorious moonbeam as it flashes and dances over the beautiful lake. And then catch a glimpse of a huge and radiant rainbow as it glows for mere seconds and flickers away like a dream. Absolutely stunning vision of the heavens.
This is a Ustream live streaming video of newly hatched baby owlets being lovingly taken care of by Molly their Mother and McGee their Dad in San Marcos, California. (You may have to wait a few moments for the live feed to appear.)
There’s one egg that hasn’t hatched yet, and Molly has spent all day feeding her newborns. One newborn is off to himself in the right corner. Hope he’s okay! : ) Update: Mumsy just tucked him under
her breast. He’s warm and quiet now. Joy! 😀
Re: Dave Raw Food Trucker
In 2009 and 2010, Dave the Raw Food Trucker claimed to have experienced cancer remission, relief from kidney complications and diabetes recovery using the “rainbow diet” nutritional program created by Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Dave lost almost 200 pounds and was able to temporarily return to work.
However, in 2011, Dave the Raw Food Trucker suffered a heart attack.
Now, in 2012, Dave states he has recovered from his heart attack and is once again promoting a mostly raw lifestyle.
The videos below of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dave’s inspiration, may help explain and illustrate the diet Dave used. Thousands of people have overcome diabetes with Dr. Cousens’ special diet and now live a medication free life.
Another benefit of Dr. Cousen’s diet is the normalization of weight. Currently, under the tutulage of Dan McDonald, commonly known on Youtube as the raw food “liferegenerator,” Bill Barlow lost 90 pounds in approximately 4 months on the green juice diet. Bill states that he eats all the fresh, raw vegetables he wants, as did Dave. IMPORTANT NOTE
Dr. Cousens is a medical doctor, and as such, can prescribe and recommend medical treatments. If one is seeking to lose weight or regain health, it is highly recommended that you do your own research and read Dr. Cousens’ books and other fully qualified medical authors in full, and consult with a credentialed professional.)
Please note that ALL information regarding your health, and any claims made by Internet personalities MAY OR MAY NOT be verifiable. Use wisdom, reservation and discernment in your evaluation of any and all information online, and consult with a certified physician such as Dr. Gabriel Cousens or other licensed, natural, holistic medical professionals. Any claims by non-professional individuals are generally classified as entertainment or educational only, and any information they provide is not to be taken as fact without proper verification.
DAN THE MAN – DAN MCDONALD LIFEREGENERATOR
RAW GREEN JUICE RECIPE
with DAVE THE RAW FOOD TRUCKER & BILL BARLOW
Recipe for Green Juice – Great for Dieting and Losing Weight
This is the original green juice recipe that Dan the Man and Dave the Raw Food Trucker used back in 2009. Dan is now a popular raw food hero and strong proponent of fresh, live green juice. He believes in the natural healing and diet benefits of raw fruits and vegetables.
These ingredients are what Dan and Dave used to make 3 gallons worth of juice at once. This is an ULTRA LOW-glycemic juice that Dan and Dave credit for helping cure his body of Type II Diabetes & Stage IV Colon Cancer.
Dan, Dave and Bill are ALL about having their produce be 100% organic. Just do the best you can!
* I n g r e d i e n t s *
* F R E S H R A W D A R K G R E E N L E A F Y J U I C E *
— 5 bunches Spinach (w/ stems intact; not just the leaves)
— 2 bunches Red Chard
— 3 bunches Collard Greens
— 3 bunches Kale
— 4 bunches Cilantro
— 1 bunch Fresh Basil
— 4 bunches Beet Greens (Dave ONLY juices the greens of the beets & NOT the actual beets, as he’s still recovering from the diabetes. For those not dealing w/ diabetes, feel free to juice the beets!
— 6 Red Bell Peppers
— 4 Yellow Bell Peppers
— 2 heads Fennel
— 4 heads Celery
— 12 Cucumbers (unpeeled if organic; peeled if inorganic)
— 2 dozen on-the-vine Tomatoes
— 3 heads Broccoli
— 1 pound Baby Bok Choy (or 1 bunch Bok Choy)
— 1 bunch Mustard Greens (use a smaller amount if the flavor is too strong)
— 4 bunches Parsley (2 Regular, 2 Italian)
— 1 bunch Asparagus
— 1 large Fresh Aloe Leaf (inorganic ok; organic is rarely available…also, only juice the lower portion of it & always juice a bit & taste, juice a bit & taste, as it can be VERY potent)
— 1 bottle of E3Live Algae (Blue Green Algae)
— Rainbow Light Advanced Systems Digestive Enzymes (to help control gas, especially when you first jump into a program like this! If you can’t find this brand, look for a type that’s raw vegan & whole-plant sourced)
* IMPORTANT – Whatever you do, be SURE a diet is right for you by checking with your physician, or at least reading up information from a bonafide DOCTOR. There are books referenced by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., here, to start with. *
Dave also added Hallelujah Acres Barley Max (Barley Green Powder)
*Dan added a couple more ingredients,
picked fresh from the garden!*
— 1 bunch wild Lamb’s Quarters
— 1 bunch wild Plantain
* B e n e f i t s *
— Plantain ~ Moves the lymphatic system: Pulls mucus, etc. out of the body
— Tomatoes ~ For delicious flavor!
— Aloe Leaf ~ Soothes the GI tract, especially if there are ulcers and/or inflammation!
— Broccoli ~ Some call it the “answer to cancer” but what do you think? 😉
WHAT TO DO WITH THE PULP?
Here’s a list of things you can do with the pulp remains:
* Make delicious broth for soups
* Broth for cooking sprouted grains, rice, etc.
* Broth for a delightful “vegetable tea”
* Use pulp to make nutritious cookies, muffins, cakes
* Pets love simmered pulp leavings – delicious! : )
* Added to home made pet food
* Excellent Compost for your cozy bin of worms (they love it : )
Some people believe that many people no longer have all the digestive enzymes they need and cannot simply digest all the nutrients they need. People crave more food because they’re not getting what they need. Today’s food in cans, jars, bottles and boxes have lost all their enzymes.
About Juice Feasting
“After starting a juice feast, a lot of women who are post menopausal regain their periods after day 10 and 22. Raw juicing can bring your body back to where it really belongs.”
— Euphoria loves Rawvolution Cafe & Retail Store —
2301 Main St. (btwn Yoga Works & Urth Caffe)
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Open daily 11AM – 9PM
Visit http://bit.ly/15M0qF for the menu… 😀
**PLUS!! Rawvolution offers NATIONAL OVERNIGHT DELIVERY to anywhere in the continental US, as well as LOCAL delivery in LA & NYC. Check http://rawvolution.com for details.
— Juliano’s Planet Raw —
609 Broadway Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mon-Fri:10AM – 10PM
Sat-Sun:10AM – 11PM
— Leaf Organics —
in LA (Culver City) & Sherman Oaks
visit http://bit.ly/eSQkj for location details
— Au Lac Restaurant —
16563 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA
visit http://bit.ly/IJ2jk for details
— Café Gratitude —
in many locations!
San Francisco, Berkeley, San Rafael, Healdsburg, and in the Oakland Whole Foods!
visit http://bit.ly/IkveG for location details
visit http://bit.ly/5kNle for menu
**IN WASHINGTON STATE**
— Chaco Canyon Organic Café —
4757 12th Ave. NE (@ 50th St.)
Seattle, WA 98105
visit http://chacocanyoncafe.com for details
— Thrive —
1026 NE 65th St. (@ Roosevelt Way)
Seattle, WA 98115
visit http://generationthrive.com for details
Juice Recipes for Healing *
Fasting Juice Recipes *
Vegetable Juicing *
Vegetable Juice Recipes for Weight Loss *
Raw Vegetable Diet *
* B e n e f i t s * according to Dan the Man
— Red Chard ~ High in betacarotene
— Collard Greens ~ High in phytonutrients
— Kale ~ Has the highest known level of phytonutrients in it that are digestible by humans (over 2x the level of spinach!)
— Beets ~ Beet green leaves have 2,000x the level of Vitamin K in them than the actual beets, so that’s why its worth it to Dave to buy them just for their greens!
— Bell Peppers ~ Great for flavor
— Celery & Cucumber ~ Function well as a hydrating juice base
— Tomatoes ~ Dave likes them because of the lycopene and chooses not to believe what they say about having to cook tomatoes in order to get more lycopene, for if you’re cooking tomatoes, you’re destroying the very enzymes that your body needs to digest the lycopene! What good is ingesting more lycopene if you can’t adequately digest, assimilate & utilize it?
— Aloe Leaf ~ Incredible for the cardiovascular system!
UPDATE: SavetheChildren.org accepts Paypal, Google Checkout and Amazon on behalf of the Haiti children. This makes donating much easier for you. : )
SavetheChildren.org has an extremely high rating with Charity Navigator. 92% goes directly to the children, only 8% for administration. Most of the other charities have higher administration and salary percentage costs.
INTERNATIONAL Person Finder – Haiti Earthquake – The following box provides search and notification links for people looking for and trying to find people in the Haiti Earthquake regions. Below the box are direct links to the most highly recommended legitimate charity links.
State Dept. Email Haiti-Earthquake@State.Gov
U.S. or Canada, 888-407-4747.
Outside U.S. and Canada, 202-501-4444.
US Embassy’s Consular Task Force 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672.
Text "HAITI" to "90999" $10 donated to Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to cell bill.
Text "HAITI" to 20222 $10 donated to Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief Fund, charged to cell bill.
Canadians: Text "HAITI" to 20222 $5 donated through Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative – 100% directed to Haiti relief
LEGITIMATE CHARITIES – HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF Top Rated Best Use of Donations – Checked through Charity Navigator & Other Monitoring Services
A visually stunning trip through the known universe by the American Museum of Natural History. You never knew how small the Earth is, how beautiful, how singular and alone.
Another visual stunning trip through the Universe is the introductory scene from the movie, “Contact” with Jody Foster and Matthew McConaughey. A Must Buy movie, by the way…
“The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.”
The most amazing photographs… Tanja Askani takes the most wonderful photos of animals… She loves them with her whole heart, and it shows. She is able to capture their inner and outer beauty with such artfulness. Animals love her back, dearly. It is as if they have an understanding.
Wolves are magnificent, beautiful creatures capable of great, enduring love.
Amazing and Wonderful Wolves…Wolves can love with great passion and intensity, broken hearted and inconsolable when they lose one another. They are devoted parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents to the cubs.
They can be extremely sweet to one another, playful and teasing, gentle and yet firm in their discipline. Some have observed that they excel as parents, beyond and above their human counterparts.
They hunt only when hungry, kill quickly, and will catch and eat mice if need be.
We do not know the wolf anymore. We came to fear them through fictional literature of the past.