AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
In the past, migrants from a city's rural hinterland or from regions of high unemployment within the same country served to prevent the implosion of urban populations. But in the West today, virtually the entire population is urbanized. Those who live in the country are mainly refugees from the city -- wealthy professionals and business people commuting long distances in their Porsche's or BMW's, retirees, or local yokels without any prospect of decent employment in the city.
What, then, to do?
Pack in millions of immigrants from abroad, obviously.
Super-Earths 'in the billions' just in our Milky Way Galaxy alone ~ link ~ I have a feeling that God has created truly massive numbers of intelligent beings throughout His universe. Stirling
The estimate for the number of "super-Earths" is based on detections already made and then extrapolated to include the Milky Way's population of so-called red dwarf stars.
Licorice shown to kill SARS and other lethal viruses ~ link ~ Licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin, a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. This compound is what gave licorice its name, which derives from the Greek word γλυκύρριζα (glukurrhiza), meaning "sweet” (gluku) “root” (rrhiza). But glycyrrhizin’s properties don’t end with its sweetness; it is also one of the most powerful antiviral compounds ever studied.
A study on glycyrrhizin’s inhibitory activity against SARS-associated coronovirus published in Lancet in June of 2003, received little mainstream media coverage, despite its profound importance to human health. Mind you, only a few months before this the World Health Organization issued a press release (April 16, 2003) stating the recent outbreak of lethal Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Asia was caused by the same coronoviruses used in this study. With the world still reeling from global SARS hysteria and “preparedness,” i.e. stockpiling pharmaceuticals like Ribavirin despite their well-known lack of effectiveness, you would think more attention would have been paid to promising research of this kind...
Ginger destroys cancer more effectively than death linked cancer drugs ~ link ~ Ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors. Astoundingly, it is even more effective than many cancer drugs, which have been shown to be completely ineffective and actually accelerate the death of cancer patients. Commonly consumed across the world in small doses among food and beverage products, the medicinal properties of ginger far surpass even advanced pharmaceutical inventions.
Regular chocolate consumption linked to leaner bodies ~ link ~ 'Hot Damn'! To think that I cut back on chocolate due to my weight! Stirling
Pet Grizzly Bear - video ~ link
James Cameron's first footage from the Deep - video ~ link
America ranks 1'st among western nations for ... Executing its citizens ~ link ~ Well...at least we are still first in something...Sad! Stirling