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May 1, 2016 Vol. 9 No. 23 446th Consecutive
TRUMPED BY THE FIRST OF MAY
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. As part of my self-reservation protocol, I avoid watching famous people on television. But accidents happen and the other day, it was Donald Trump. Without my specs on, I thought it was another celebrity impersonating him.
Howdy Doody the puppet had better body language than he does. That guy had to have made his billions under an assumed personality. He’s got about as much charm as an animated cactus with a cockney accent.
Why is he bothering to run for president when he could afford to buy the whole flipping country? Even God doesn’t have that much money. I’m also betting that he’ll never be too old for the job. It’s like he’s got this clone growing somewhere and he just needs for it to become old enough to run for president and then it’s a version of mind meld and bingo, Donald returns bigger, brighter and more belligerent than ever before.
We would also like to wish the female parenting units of the world an early Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks to the efforts of a West Virginia woman and a president born in Virginia, Mother’s Day is a national holiday in the United States and an international one as well. It is celebrated here the second Sunday in May. For more on how this all came about, please go here.
Today, May 1, is also May Day around the world, so we’d be remiss in not mentioning that too. Because of this holiday’s rather controversial nature, we did some checking and learned that it predates by thousands of years anything having to do with socialism, communism or the labor movements of the world. They’ve chosen it for their own anniversary and I have no problem with that.
The holiday we will be celebrating in the House That Northstar Built goes back to the Roman Empire and honors a goddess of flowers. Even then, it was all over Europe and in the British Isles and Ireland, as well. Wikipedia’s entry on this subject is outstanding so if you want to learn more, go here. I did and I enjoyed it a great deal. I think you will too.
Okay, that’s it for now. You guys have a most excellent week and the 449th consecutive time, thanks for the ear.
This is outstanding. 175 nations sign landmark Paris deal on climate change
Well, here’s something one member of my household will find very interesting, I suspect. It’s Official: Millennials Have Surpassed Baby Boomers To Become America’s Largest Living Generation
Under the “Just about the time I think I’ve (seen, heard = experienced) everything category, this week’s winner is: Meet The Robot Monk Spreading The Teachings Of Buddhism Around China
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE NEWS
OCEANA & POLYNESIA
TOPICAL HEADLINE NEWS
CLIMATE CHANGE & WEATHER
ESPIONAGE AND TERRORISM
ANOTHER MARATHON DEATH
Sadly enough to hear about another marathon fatality “London Marathon 2016: Army captain David Seath “. Unfortunately, it’s not the only case. Kiev’s marathon last year took a 28 year old young man, who was, according to his medical statement, in perfect health. In fact, his second daughter was born just the day after his untimely demise..
Why does this happen? Perhaps another examination should be done as well besides the required physical. The reason could be a magnesium deficiency traditionally associated with but not limited to the elderly. Magnesium can improve heart health and prevent heart attack deaths (Opinion) The concentration of magnesium in the blood of 12 to 17 mg / l (0.5-0.7 mmol / l) indicates a deficiency of magnesium; below 12 mg / dL (0.5 mmol / l) – the hard magnesium deficiency.
Ironically, the more exercise, the more the need to constantly replenish the magnesium level. Rocket salads, beetroot and buckwheat are among the products that contain this number one heart mineral.
Chemistry is very straightforward and logical. This is why the food is important as it is very first thing that affects any human being. Another health article to highlight is the effect of bromine on mental health “The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of“
Taking into account how many teenagers drink soda which contains this element, serving as nervous system depressant triggering a number of mental disorders, it is really worrying.
Having a degree in practical psychology, unfortunately, as a student, I did not study such subjects as “biologic chemistry” or “health nutrition” but hopefully in future, these will become part of the curriculum.
That’s it for this week. Stay safe, my cousin Mishka.
Where has one of North America’s foremost kayaking photojournalists and writers been lately and who or what has he been shooting. Yep, go here.
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Could someone please explain the logic behind this? VW To Pay Chiefs £49m Despite Losses
Every man who had a human mother ought to be trying to put a stop to this horse manure. More Than Mean: A Graphic Lesson For Men In The Disgustingly Obscene ‘Everyday’ Harassment Of Sports Media Women
I grew up not far from this campus and this news both saddens and outrages me. UC Davis Chancellor Placed On Administrative Leave After Revelations Of ‘Scrubbing’ Internet
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OUR SCIENCE SECTION, ABRIDGED
I’m kind of glad I was not around when this big dude rocked the world. Sarmientosaurus Was A 10-Ton Dinosaur With A Plum-Sized Brain
This is totally intriguing. This Gene Helps Prevent Cancer. Did It Also Give Rise To All Complex Life?
I’ll bet the species involved really appreciated this. (munch) Scientists Built A Special Camera To Study Glow-In-The-Dark Sharks
Tim Peake Drives Remote Robot On Earth From Orbit
THE GREEN AGENDA
One Minute Of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits Of 45 Minutes Of Moderate Exertion See also New York Times Well
Want Better Zzz’s? Forget About Prescription Sleep Aids And Try This Fun Sleep Trick For A Week Instead.
Battle Blood Pressure — One Of The 70 Million Americans With High Blood Pressure? Healthy Choices Help, But Which Habits Are Best? 7 Smart Tips
This New Street Drug Is 10,000 Times More Toxic Than Morphine, And Now It’s Showing Up In Canada And The U.S.
BEST OF THE NET
NORTHSTAR MEDIA SERVICES
Advertising Copy ~ Classified and Display
Comedy ~ jokes, monologues
Editing ~ General and International
“Americanization” of International Websites
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
The Mexican gray wolf, once numbering in the thousands in the American Southwest, now teeters on the brink of extinction with only 97 left in the wild. To learn more about these majestic creatures and what is being done to preserve them, please go here.
Since it is their active season, here are Ten Things To Know About Venomous Brown Recluse Spiders
FOLKS WE FOLLOW
Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab’s latest Nestwatch newsletter in now online. Its lead article sets its tone. A Teen’s Top 5 Tips On Engaging Kids Through Birds
YOU GUYS THINK WE MAKE THIS STUFF UP
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