Thursday, June 9, 2011

beginning of many changes...

AP Photo of Chilean Volcano

Nighttime maows, my flirty and fabulous Pussycats... oooh, tired kitty here... it’s been a long day, and this Big Cat is ready for a nap... however, due to circumstances beyond her control, that won’t be happening for awhile, if at all... yowls!

The moon is high in the evening’s still-bright sky, and is a lovely shade of silvery blue with warm gold tones... there could be some big storms moving in, so the Kougaress is preparing.

Keep safe and stay cool, my darlings...

Not a happy snappy bit of reality, so ignore at will.

beginning of many changes... this phrase is from this week’s Forecast by Volcano... there are land changes occurring across the globe, simply in terms of all the horrendous flooding that is going on... the volcanic eruption of the Chilean volcano is closing down the airport, and is ongoing... folks are in rebellion in many parts of the world... they’ve simply had it... they’re tired of being enslaved... they’re tired of the IMF Banksters stealing their countries blind... they’re fed up with the corrupt politicians that allowed it to happen, and remain in cahoots with these psychopathic mobsters.

Yesterday, the Kougaress heard fascinating, yet devastating statistics on the Power Hour radio show from a gentleman who is 89 years old. Here’s the informational blurb.

A Roseburg Beacon commentator ART CRINO provides some very enlightening reminders and facts on GENOCIDE by government - where approximately 169 million, vs. 36 million by warfare for the same period of time from 1900 to 1987, have been extinguished by artful regimes. As we revisit the 'who, where and how' of the most serious perpetrators the message becomes abundantly clear: The call for less government has major benefits beyond financial.

Art Crino became interested in the topic of killing civilians during WWII. Toward the end of his combat tour on a Navy subchaser, his last two months were spent rescuing B 29 crewmen whose plane had been damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft or experienced mechanical problems. The first month the crews told them they were hitting military bases and factories. The second month there were only civilians left to hit and some of the crew members had protested to General Curtis LeMay that this was contrary to the Geneva Convention rules we had been taught upon joining the service. The numbers were staggering. When Professor Rummel's book came along, his interest was renewed.

Guess Plato has a point ~

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."

Note: Not only dumber, but often far more villainous in nature.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

2:22 am... 3:33 am... 4:44 pm... 10:10 pm... a time of ‘megacastatrophes’, a term coined by David Darling...

Featured at Coast to Coast am ~

Wed 06-08

Appearing during the middle two hours, author and astronomer David Darling talked about a variety of strange ways the Earth and its inhabitants could meet with a sudden and unexpected end, with some possibilities more probable than others.

Authoress news and mews ~


The Real Story ~ Black Bear Outsmarts Officials
by Savanna Kougar

The story behind the story...

Charleston paced, his nose to the slight breeze. He’d spent days tracking his twin sister, Charis. The school was the last place he’d scented her.

Against the wishes of his parents, he’d trekked from their deep-forest home in a desperate effort to find her. She’d been spirited off by an evil skinwalker. Although his parents had sought out the best magicians, none of them had been able to free Charis from the spell, let alone discover her whereabouts.

How dark can a romance be?
By Lindsay Townsend

My forthcoming Kensington Zebra, To Touch The Knight, has recently been reviewed by Romantic Times. The reviewer liked it and said Compelling characters and suspenseful moments will keep readers well entertained, but added, the dark motifs and plague plotline may be too somber for some.

AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~ Fab informational post!


Thursday, June 9, 2011
Why Books Are Rejected and What to Do About It
by Kayelle Allen

The Ultimate Rejection
There are multiple reasons why some well written and perfectly formatted novels are rejected. The number one reason is that it's "not a good fit." If that comes up in rejection letters, it may mean you targeted the wrong publishers or agents.

How do you know which ones to target? First, find a book in your genre and note the publisher. For example, if you write Erotic Science Fiction (as I do) then submitting to a children's publisher will land your manuscript (ms for short) in the slush pile. Who are your favorite authors and for whom do they write? Consider their publishers.

MAGICAL TATTOOS ~ Interesting stuff...

Written on the skin: the story of magical tattoos

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 15:00
Roth Meas

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Magic happens – just ask Phnom Penh tattooist Chan Tra. The 47-year-old is one of the few Cambodian artists still able to ink magical designs on customers.

Before taking to the needle, however, he needs to pray in the ancient Pali language, the traditional language of Theravada Buddhist scripts across much of southeast Asia.

“It depends on our belief. If we believe that a tattoo is magical, it will have a supernatural force to protect us. But if we don’t believe that it has magic, it won’t show us its mysterious power at all,” says Chan Tra, whose customers also include foreigners.

However, his overseas clients tend to prefer decorative images such as temples, buildings or flags, he explains, while his main clientele for magic tattoos are Cambodian.

These normally feature pictures of animals such as tigers, along with scripts written in Pali, an ancient cousin of Sanskrit often used to communicate Buddhist texts.

First Chan Tra prays and calls for magic to be transferred to the skin of his customer, before taking out his needles. Many people believe that magic tattoos will help protect them from harm such as disease, snake bites or bullets, he says.

A similar belief is shared by many Thai people – soldiers of both countries fighting at recent border spats are often tattooed with similar motifs and words to protect them.

Cheymongkol Sokchensry, president of the Khmer Culture Association in Surin, Thailand, says that Thai tattoos feature the same images as Khmer traditional designs of large animals and Pali scriptures.

“They also believe in magic tattoos,” he says.

Professor Soeung Phos, who teaches Pali and Sanskrit to students at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, says the Pali language entered Cambodia in the 13th or 14th century, along with the spread of Theravada Buddhism.

Pali was used to record the Buddha’s teachings, he says. “After Buddhism and the Pali language entered Cambodia, people began to learn Pali instead of Sanskrit. And because people really believed in Buddhism, they even thought that Buddha’s words would become magical if they tattooed them on their skin,” says the professor.

BEWARE, my darling KitKats ~

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Deadly Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Survivors, Volunteers

William Browning – 1 hr 22 mins ago

The Greene County (Mo.) Health Department has issued a memo to health care workers who are treating injured victims of May's deadly Joplin tornado, warning them that a powerful fungus has infected wounds of injured patients.

The Springfield News-Leader reports as many as nine cases have been reported in tornado victims across the area in various hospitals. Once the aggressive fungus -- called zygomycosis -- enters the body, it causes the death of infected cells. Three or four patients, who otherwise would have survived their wounds, have died from it.

If the fungus stays in a limb, like an arm or leg, some treatments have necessitated amputation to save the patient. Others with wounds near the head weren't so lucky -- as soon as brain tissue started dying, it was too late to save the patient.

The National Institutes of Health says this rapid form of infection most often occurs in patients with suppressed immune systems. One study in 2009 noted a diabetes patient who died of the fungal infection at age 48. Despite being treated early, the man's health rapidly declined as the fungus spread through his lungs.

Infections spread through the blood and affects blood circulation. It is unknown how many people may be suffering from infections, but the problem doesn't stop with those injured by the tornado.

KYTV in Springfield reports those helping with cleanup efforts may become scratched by nails or splinters and any fungus residue on those objects may infect someone.

Anyone with diabetes should be extremely careful. The National Institutes of Health lists severe symptoms of the infection: fever, headache, sinus pain, and swelling. Complications that can arise from these fungal infections include nerve damage, blindness, blood clots to the brain and lungs, or even death in extreme cases.

Cases of the deadly fungal infection have shown up in massive disasters before such as the 2004 tsunami off the coast of Indonesia. Health officials in Greene County stated in their memo that this particular infection is "invasive" and that aggressive treatment may be needed "within 24 hours" of reoccurring symptoms.

Any patients suspected of having this infection have been told to seek the guidance of a trauma surgeon or the infectious disease doctor on call.

William Browning, a lifelong Missouri resident, writes about local and state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Born in St. Louis, Browning earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He currently resides in Branson.

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Mega kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Magical tattoos! That is fascinating...I could go for something like that myself, plus what a cool thing to add to a story!

Oh mercy...positive vibes going out to all those in Joplin.

Bree said...

I love tattoos, and I know they're magical. My prayers as well to all those devasted by the horrible weather we've been having.

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, I know some authors have incorporated magickal or power tattoos into their stories, but there's always a unique creative spin.

Yes, positive vibes for each and everyone of them.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, they are magical. You know it better than I do!

Yes, prayers for ALL.