Tuesday, April 7, 2015
...for the first time, peach blossoms...
Late Tuesday morning mews, Springtime frolicking Big Cats... so, humid and warmish on the tame prairie... yesterday was misty with a bit of rain... anyhoo, the flowers are blooming beautifully... and the neighbors cows evidently think the grass is greener in the Kougaress's pastures... which it could be... certainly, it's lusher... so there's that ongoing drama since this Big Cat doesn't want them wandering onto the road... whatever, this year, for the first time, peach blossoms are covering a young peach tree... and the Kougaress has seen a bumblebee and other insects on the blooms... so maybe she'll get some peaches, which would be wonderful! ... so, the internet connection problems continue to plague this Big Cat... but it's on the internet end, which is good, but completely frustrating... especially when trying to pay a bill online, and it cuts out. ~sighs~
Keep preparing for all the coming superstorms of life, most darling kittens. And remember, this Big Cat loves ya!
Authoress news and mews ~
The Kougar penned Volcano's Weekly Angelic Forecast... which is posted at Kougar Kisses below, and at these two sites ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com & ~ titlemagic.blogspot.com ~
At this point, the Kougar is considering NOT penning Volcano's Weekly Angelic Forecast, given the time and extensive energy required... not to mention the time lost in writing on her current WIP... but who knows for certain? She's just majorly overwhelmed.
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
by Pat Cunningham
(Name note: this is NOT the Chloe who’s married to Mayor Gil. This is the other Chloe, the human ex-reporter turned paranormal romance writer who’s married to wolf shifter Dale Hancock. Mrs. Gil is NOT messing around on her husband. Just so we’re straight on that.)
Dale Hancock stretched out in bed, waiting for his wife. All he had on under the covers were a pair of boxers, and he didn’t expect to be wearing those for long. Chloe was buried up to the eyebrows in her current magnum opus. Every time she hit a sexy part—which was often, given the kind of books she wrote—Dale got to reap the benefits. Repeatedly, if he was lucky.
CLOSED DUE TO SPRING FEVER?!
Gill wiped his eyes, stuck a finger under his nose, and inhaled----“AACCHOOO!”
Another round of allergy meds lay on the bar. Louie looked up from where he sat, sniffling and nodding.
“Who ever thought we’d need these?” Louie pointed to the two antihistamine pills closest to him.
Gill blew his nose. “Damn I sound like those geese that came through a couple weeks back.”
GOOD FOR THE SOUL 'INFO' ~
Hot Chocolate Shown to Boost Memory, Brain Health
A few cups of hot cocoa each day could improve your memory and fight mental decline in the elderly, researchers from Harvard point out.
LOST ARK 'NEWS' ~
The Mystery of the Lost Ark in Japan
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Brent Swancer details the unique theory that the famed Ark of the Covenant ultimately ended up in Japan. — Mysterious Universe
FORGOTTEN PYRAMIDS 'NEWS' ~
The forgotten pyramids of Sudan
Monday, April 6, 2015
Few visitors have been making the trek out to the country's northeast to see the secluded Nubian Meroe pyramids. — Aljazeera
PHOTOS ABANDONED BUILDINGS ~
Eerie Images of New York Buildings Left to Rot
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Photographer Will Ellis captures breathtaking and unsettling images of abandoned NYC buildings. — weather.com
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
11:11 pm... 11:22 pm... 12:12 am... 1:23 am... 11:44 am... 11:55 am... 8:44 pm... 10:23 pm... 11:22 pm... 11:33 pm... 11:44 pm... 11:55 pm... 10:10 am... 10:23 am... 1:11 pm... 8:48 am... 11:22 am... 11:55 am... 4:44 pm... 5:55 pm... 8:48 pm...11:55 pm... the might winds of change are here, and blowing worldwide... ~~~~~~
the kougaress bites back headlines
***OR, THE TURDS HIT A GINORMOUS BANK OF TURBINE-ENGINE FANS***
VOLCANO 'NEWS' ~
Volcanic Eruptions May Have Helped Some Life Forms Survive An Apocalypse
Monday, April 6, 2015
Volcanoes are often painted as harbingers of destruction. But sometimes, they can help life survive, by feeding energy-starved ecosystems elemental carbon. — Gizmodo
THE WATER SHORTAGE... THIS IS ABOUT AN EFFING EXCUSE FOR MARTIAL LAW AND CONTROLLING THE PEOPLE'S WATER... THIS IS ABOUT STEALING LAND FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR, AND LETTING BIG BUSINESS GRAB EVERYONE'S WATER, THEN MAKE THEM PAY OUT THE PROVERBIAL NOSE 'NEWS' ~
VIDEO: Gov Jerry Brown: Californians to Be Heavily Fined for Long Showers
Breitbart - Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.” Brown said to enforce his order, “Each water district that actually delivers waters — water to homes and businesses, they carry it out. We have a state water board that overseas the relationships with the districts. Hundreds of them. If they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. Districts can go to court to get a cease and desist order.
Brown Not Cutting Oil Industry Water Use because of Tax Collection
Breitbart - Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order Wednesday implementing California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions that require cities and towns to cut their water usage by 25 percent over the next nine months. But Brown will not cut oil company water use for fracking because the industry pays over $20 billion in state and local taxes. Brown promised his extreme measures could save up to 1.5 million acre-feet of water, about enough water to fill Lake Oroville. But in an unsurprising gift to one of the state’s highest taxpayers, he exempted the oil industry’s consumption of 2 million gallons of water each day for production and processing of crude oil.
* Related: Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions
Californians Point to Big-Ag, Unrestrained Development as Drought Culprits
Common Dreams - The Detroit Free Press editorial board on Sunday reminded readers that "those of us living in the other 49 states won't be exempt from the fallout. California farmers, who provide about half the country's fruits and vegetables, have already lost hundreds of thousands of acres of previously productive farmland. The impact on produce prices at your local grocery store will only intensify if the drought, already reckoned the worst in California's recorded history, persists."
HEY, HOW ABOUT THAT LOUSY ECONOMY 'NEWS' ~
Obama's 'Recovery' Freezes Up Again
Breitbart - At least CNBC’s report only lists “bad weather” as the first of several variables… The sputtering U.S. economy created just 126,000 jobs in March as bad weather, weak consumer spending and flailing corporate profits resulted in the worst report since 2012… February’s [job] numbers were revised lower to 264,000 from the initially reported 295,000, while January’s number fell from 239,000 to 201,000…The jobs numbers come as both the economy and corporate profits have been weakening substantially.
THESE ATTACKS ARE SO PSYCHO-SICK... THE UNHOLY MESS THAT IS THE MIDDLE EAST 'NEWS' ~
As Saudi Dictator Continues US-Coordinated Bombardment, al Qaeda Gains Yemen Foothold
Blacklisted News - Since Saudi dictator and multi-billionaire Salman bin Abdulaziz began coordinating with millionaire US strongman Barack Obama approximately two weeks ago to carry out terrorist attacks against Yemen, the poorest country in the region, over half a thousand people, mostly civilians, have been killed. As the UN announced the body count and massive civilian death and displacement toll, the US began refueling Saudi (US-made) bombers so they could continue uninterrupted.
Saudi Arabia rejects all-inclusive arms embargo on Yemen proposed by Russia
RT - Saudi Arabia has rejected Russia’s amendments to a Security Council draft resolution which would see an all-inclusive arms embargo on all parties in the Yemeni conflict, as it continues to spiral out of control with civilian death toll climbing up. “There is little point in putting an embargo on the whole country. It doesn’t make sense to punish everybody else for the behavior of one party that has been the aggressor in this situation,”Saudi Arabia’s representative to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said after a closed emergency UN Security Council meeting on Saturday.
When Iran “Deal” Falls Apart, The Pentagon Is Ready
Zero Hedge - So as the world awaits the outcome of next Iran “deadline”- the June 30 conclusion of the finalization of the Iran deal – the US is already hedging its bets. According to the WSJ, the Pentagon has “upgraded and tested the largest bunker-buster bomb in the U.S. arsenal, senior U.S. officials said, readying a weapon that could destroy or disable Iran’s most heavily fortified nuclear facilities should a nuclear deal fall apart and the White House decide to take military action.”
THE OIL WARS ACROSS THE WORLD 'NEWS' ~
Oil Wars: British Companies Find Oil Off Falklands; Argentina Threatens Prosecution
Andy Tully - The UK and Argentina marked the 33rd anniversary of the start of their 10-week Falklands War with British energy companies announcing the discovery of oil and gas off the islands and the Argentine Foreign Ministry immediately countering with a threat of prosecution. The energy discovery at the Zebedee well about 200 miles north of the Falklands was announced by Premier Oil Plc. and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd., the first strike in a regional drilling campaign that began last summer. The discovery included an oil reservoir 81 feet deep and a gas basin 55 feet deep.
Iran deal sends ripples through oil market
RT - Oil prices dipped 4 percent on the news oil from Iran, with some of biggest reserves in the world, could flood the already glutted market. As the oil cannot enter the market until sanctions are lifted in June, prices soon rebounded to pre-talk levels… Sanctions on Iranian oil, as well as other products, will in theory be lifted on June 30, the final deadline for the negotiations. Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at Ava Trade, says the deal could drag the oil price lower after Iran starts adding to the supply glut… Iran has between 20-30 million barrels of crude in storage that could potentially come to market in July 2015, adding to the current global supply glut.
SCREWING THE GREEK PEOPLE EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE 'NEWS' ~
Greece Confirms April 9 Payback to IMF, Reform Talks to Continue Monday
Sputnik News - Greece is ready to issue the planned payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 9 and to resume policy discussions with the creditors on Monday, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said after a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.... Greece's debt to the troika of international creditors, that includes the IMF, the European Union and the European Central Bank (ECB), is estimated to be some $270 billion.
THE RUSSIAN BEAR GETS FIERCE 'NEWS' ~
Russia boosts air defense in face of US Prompt Global Strike capacity
RT - Russia’s active steps in boosting its air and missile defense capabilities are aimed against the potential threat of Prompt Global Strike which US “under certain conditions” might decide to carry out, says Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces’ deputy chief. Russia’s active steps in boosting its air and missile defense capabilities are aimed against the potential threat of Prompt Global Strike which US “under certain conditions” might decide to carry out, says Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces’ deputy chief. In this regard an effective air and missile defense system remains one of Russia’s top priorities, since PGS initiative aims to deliver a precision-guided conventional weapon airstrike within less than one hour after Washington deems the target to be a national security threat.
UKRAINE NEO-NAZI FLASHPOINT 'NEWS' ~
Leader Of Ukraine's Neo-Nazis Appointed As Advisor To Army
Zero Hedge - So while we await to see if Europe's turn to ultra right wing movements accelerates in the coming months, we just learned of a very disturbing development in just as insolvent Ukraine, where moments ago the website of the local Ministry of Defense reported that Dmytro Yarosh, leader of Ukraine's "Right Sector" political party and whose political ideology has been described as nationalist, ultranationalist, neofascist, right-wing, or far right, was just appointed as Advisor to Chief of General Staff.
WEAPONIZED DRONE BOUNTY HUNTER/HACKERS REALLY NEEDED 'NEWS' ~
India to Use Weaponized Drones for Crowd Control
The Daily Sheeple - The evolution of “non-lethal” weapons has been disturbing enough (and actually lethal in many cases), but speculation that this developing arsenal would be attached to drones has generally been met with accusations of fear-mongering. However, the recent announcement that India (a constitutional republic) has now green-lighted drones for controlling “unruly crowds” in its northern capital Lucknow should get any skeptic’s attention… India already has embarked on a troubling range of oppressive measures throughout their society, including another “first” – a biometric national ID program for all of its 1.2 billion residents, of course in response to the standard concerns of fraud and cybercrime, but now covering nearly all human activity.
THE WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE 'NEWS' ~
Are They Arming for Riots Across America? Homeland Stockpiling “Less Lethal Specialty Munitions”
Mac Slavo - Over the course of 9 pages (PDF), the technical requirements call for an arsenal of specialized weaponry for training and deployment against crowds. On top of a wide range of gas and chemical grenades, rubber bullets and other riot rounds, the purchase calls for “controlled noise and light distraction devices,” including flash bangs which set off a 175 dB sound with 6 – 8 million candelas light bursts in 10 milliseconds.
THE ILLEGAL INVASION OF AMERICA 'NEWS' ~
500,000 Illegal Aliens Sign Up for CA Licenses, Escape Deportation
Breitbart - Almost 500,000 illegal aliens have applied for California driver licenses within the first three months of 2015, doubling expectations under the state’s new AB 60 law. AB 60 specialist Carlos Leon assures the DMV is not allowed to share information that would otherwise lead to deportation.... Illegal aliens fearing deportation in the AB 60 driver license process are being reassured that the DMV will not communicate their information to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
THE OUT OF CONTROL COPS 'NEWS' ~
Man Pulled Over for Window Tint Dies After Police Refuse Him Access to His Inhaler
Free Thought Project - Internal affairs is investigating a death in police custody after 24-year-old Anthony Damone Clark Reed was left dead following a traffic stop. He was pulled over for the victimless “crime” of tinted windows during a personal medical emergency around 9 pm on Monday. The father of Reed, Pastor Kevin Clark, is speaking out and saying that his son’s death was caused by negligence on the part of the Detroit police. The pastor also says that the negligence continued after his death, when they failed to contact the family for over two hours.
SECESSION BY LEGISLATION 'NEWS' ~
Citizens, state governments fight back against overreaching federal government
(NaturalNews) Fed up with the far-reaching expansion of federal powers under the current administration, more states are fighting back with legislation designed to limit Washington's influence at the state level. According to TheHill.com, more...
YEAH, RIGHT, WHO BELIEVES THIS SHEER SHINOLA-CRAPOLA 'NEWS' ~
New Govt ''Study'': No Link to War and Suicide - Implies Opposite is True!
Activist Post - In yet another example of politicized tainted unreliable junk science, psychology researchers are claiming that a new study suggests that being in the military and being deployed to war has no impact on committing suicide! The researchers claim that a difference between a rate of 18.86 deaths per 100,000 for deployed troops versus 17.78 deaths per 100,000 for non-deployed troops is proof that being deployed is "only slightly higher." And with that researcher, Mark Reger, put out his suggestions with very little evidence. In no time numerous mainstream media organizations jumped on the suggestion and the study was published in JAMA Psychiatry giving this claim new authenticity. Oh, and who is Mark Reger working for? None other than the Department Of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology.
PAYING FOR THE *NSA* TO SPY ON YOU 'NEWS' ~
NSA Spying to Cost US IT Companies $47 Billion Over Next Three Years
Sputnik News - A Forrester Research study revealed that the US National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program could cost US-based cloud and outsourcing vendors an overall three-year loss of $47 billion in revenues.... Forrester stresses, however, that, while "significant," "these impacts are far less than speculated" and, since there are other options, besides avoiding US cloud vendors, the fallout of PRISM is unlikely to cripple American IT companies.
THE WICKEDEST WITCH OF THE WITCH ... BESPELLING THE PEOPLE WITH FBI BOMB PLOTS 'NEWS' ~
Feinstein Demands Internet Censorship After FBI “Uncovers” Its Own Bomb Plot
Kit Daniels - After the FBI “uncovered” another one of its self-orchestrated “terrorist plots,” leading to the arrest of two women, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) demanded on-line censorship of the “extremist” literature the FBI provided to the suspects. Feinstein called for on-line suppression of the popular counterculture publication the Anarchist Cookbook as well as an al-Qaeda publication, which critics characterized as a slippery slope leading to Chinese-style Internet censorship.
THE RAW MILK REVOLUTION 'NEWS' ~
Oregon Likely to Lift Ban on Raw Milk Advertising
A unanimous 9-0 vote in Oregon may send the ban on raw milk advertising to the garbage bin.
GOOD FOR YOU 'NEWS' ~
The Spice That Saves Your Eyes, Reverses Eye Damage
The spice saffron has reportedly been used for ages, not only in cooking, but also in healing.
It is said to encourage cellular repair in neuro-protection, something that is credited in the spice’s ability to protect your eyes and even reverse eye damage. ~naturalsociety.com~
Onions: Harnessing Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Peoperties
Onions are an amazingly healthful vegetables offering numerous health benefits. A major benefit, onions are able to prevent and reduce inflammation. ~naturalsociety.com~
Eating This Food Daily Linked to 20% Cut in Health-Related Deaths
A recent study has found that consuming more nuts is associated with decreased overall disease mortality. ~naturalsociety.com~
One Tree: 92 Nutrients and 46 Antioxidants
A superfood to rival most other superfoods due to its incredible nutritional value, moringa oleifera is said to treat more than 300 types of diseases - mostly due to harnessing 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants. ~naturalsociety.com~
The Research: Eat more of THIS to Lose Weight
Recent data suggests that Americans who consume more dietary protein are less likely to develop numerous ailments as well as weight gain. ~naturalsociety.com~
How Sleeping can Remove Toxic Waste from the Brain
There is no question that sleep is crucial for brain and overall health. Without proper sleep, the chances of disease and stress increase notably.
Recently, researchers have found that sleeping actually helps detoxify the brain , potentially offering clues into Alzheimer’s disease. ~naturalsociety.com~
Pau d'arco - A versatile and powerful herbal remedy for many health issues
(NaturalNews) What if you could treat and prevent a wide range of illness just by drinking tea or by swallowing a few drops of a powerful herbal extract? It turns out that you can, and this natural medicine has been in use for centuries. Pau d'arco...
Protecting Your Thyroid from Radiation with Natural Iodine
Iodine has been shown to protect your body's important glands and the thyroid from radiation toxicity. ~naturalsociety.com~
Coconut Oil Pulling Superior to Chemicals for Oral Health
Green Med Info - A new study has proven for the first time that the oral use of coconut oil is effective in reducing plaque related to gingivitis, a common form of inflammation in the gum tissue of the mouth that occurs in response to bacterial biofilms (known as plaque) adhering to the surfaces of the teeth and which can lead to more serious oral condition known as periodontal disease.
Russian scientists create ‘bio-cement’ for human bones
RT - Russian scientists have created a new biological material they called “bone cement”, which after 3D printing into a fracture or a crack, completely dissolves over time, while in its place the human body regenerates the missing part of the bone tissue. The new substance based on biological hydroxyapatite was created by scientists of the Russian National Research Nuclear University’s affiliate in the Siberian city of Seversk, Tomsk region. “We have created material that the organism takes as original,” professor Vitaly Guzeev said in the statement. The material is soft and flexible but hardens after application. The material is not rejected by the body and has huge broad potential in surgery, ranging from dentistry and cosmetology.
NOT GOOD FOR YOU ... THE HORRIFIC SCAM OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS 'NEWS' ~
More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants 'may NOT actually have depression': Doctors discover many do not meet the official criteria
Daily Mail - Researchers discovered more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, which is also known as clinical depression. Antidepressants are also prescribed for other psychiatric disorders. But the researchers found 38 per cent of those taking the drugs did not meet the criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia or generalized anxiety disorder either.
A common health recommendation is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. While drinking more water can help greatly, drinking too much can actually be hurting you.
The truth is that drinking too much water on a daily basis can be quite harmful to the body – especially when ingested in the form of tainted tap water.
Throw This Out of Your Medicine Cabinet: It's Still Prescribed Today, But Not Worth the Risk
Dr. Mercola - The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) is a landmark trial showing that hormone therapy with estrogen and progestin in women who had not had a hysterectomy dramatically increased strokes, dementia, and breast cancer. WHI also found that in women diagnosed with breast cancer, multivitamins with minerals reduces the risk of dying from the disease.
This Food is Almost Always Fake and Mislabeled
You would be surprised to hear that olive oil tops the list for agricultural fraud. Here are some tips. ~naturalsociety.com~
TAKING AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO INFORMED CONSENT 'NEWS' ~
Medicine in Trouble: The Death of Informed Consent
A huge ethical issue is hitting the entire medical establishment in the US that threatens its integrity and trust. Here it is. ~naturalsociety.com~
FRANKENFOODS AND PESTICIDES... NO ONE NEEDS THIS KILLER CRAP... SHAME ON LOUISIANA 'NEWS' ~
Ghana Temporarily Bans GMO Commercialization
A judge ruled for a temporary halt on any further commercialization and development of GMOs in Ghana. ~naturalsociety.com~
New Study: Chronic Kidney Failure 5 Times Higher in Pesticide Areas
Farmers in Sri Lanka exposed to glyphosate through drinking water are 5 times more likely to develop chronic kidney failure than those who are not. ~naturalsociety.com~
Louisiana is About to Let Monsanto's GMO Corn Take Over
Louisiana lawmakers may further contaminate our waters by allowing GM corn made to withstand pesticides. ~naturalsociety.com~
JUST LIKE CIGARETTES, THE LIES THAT HARM AND KILL 'NEWS' ~
Sugar Industry Collusion Since 1950's to Hide Dangers of Their Product
The sugar industry knew their products would cause dental and health issues since the 1950's, but they and our government kept this a secret. ~naturalsociety.com~
Resurrected Videos from ABC Explode the Cholesterol Myth
A documentary released in 2013 drives a stake through the heart of the cholesterol theory that has resulted in millions taking deadly statin drugs. ~naturalsociety.com~
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. " -Thomas Jefferson (1791)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." Mark Twain
"Only a fool fights in a burning house." Klingon saying.
'A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.'—James Madison
JFK... to paraphrase... Washington D.C. has the best of both worlds. Northern hospitality. And southern efficiency.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.
~ Have a lovely magical month of April ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Peach blossom kisses from the Kougar...