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OK are these hamsters just playing dead or is someone shooting them?

I'm thinking from the lack of blood the answer is play but how do that do that?


Scientist's move levitating objects through space for first time.


Levitation isn't just for mystics anymore.

A Japanese technology team has demonstrated ultrasonic levitation of objects that for the first time works in three dimensions. This means that as opposed to merely lifting objects with sound waves, scientists can now move them through space in every direction. (See also "Watch Sodium and Water Levitate and Collide.")

First demonstrated in the 1940s, acoustic levitation has suffered its up and downs over the years, enjoying a resurgence in the past decade brought about by more powerful electronics. Researchers have dramatized the advances by levitating such things as bees, ants, and fish.

Now, in a study submitted to the Cornell University Library's physics archive, a team led by Yoichi Ochiai of the University of Tokyo reports that they have achieved a new level of control in acoustic levitation, moving plastic beads in three dimensions with an array of 285 sound-emitting transducers as the controllers.

Video of the feat has become popular on the Internet.

OK color me dumb but I have this 500 Lirasi note from Turkey

and when I did a exchange computation online it said it was worth about $300.

But then I see them selling for $14.99 on Ebay. I even saw one for a million lirasi for just a couple bucks.

What gives? It this not money anymore?

Here is the link to the 1 million Lira auction.


This email exchange will make it hard for you to breathe

from laughing so hard. I wish I could have copied it on here but I can't seem to.


Finally understanding the Bible.

Here is a beautiful youtube video with amazing pictures and song for relaxing.


This sort of thing helps me a lot so I thought I would share it.

With all the people who are having money problems right now I thought it might

be a good idea to share some ideas I learned from a prosperity class I took.. It really helped. Here are some ideas that they taught us in the class. And I understand that many people think this is all hogwash. I'm just sharing some things for whoever wants it.

(I don't want to appear like I am an expert on these things. I just remember, (some of) what we were taught.)

-Don't keep saying that you are poor. If you believe in Karma it means you will get what you most think about. ("As a man thinks so shall he be") We were told to look at everything in our lives are call ourselves prosperous now. Being grateful for what you have will bring more into your life. You can even look at the trees and be thankful for the prosperity you have to see all the trees (some people are living in slave situations and don't get to see the trees.

Keep telling yourself that money comes easily to you. You don't have to know where it is going to come from just keep this idea in mind and it will come to you.

On a practical note I have heard people who write down every single purchase they make just to see where they are wasting money. Starbucks is only a treat for me once in a while now instead of an every day thing. If you spend $2.50 a day for coffee that is $75 a month!

Give, and when you give say to yourself, "I am giving because I am prosperous and I love helping others." "What you give out will return to you 10 fold", (a woman who did Feng Shui told me that she always said that when people paid her.

The Feng Shui part of the house according to the Western school of thought is located in the far left hand corner when you are standing at your front door and facing in. You can put all sorts of things there if you believe in it to attract money. I have Chinese coins sitting on top of a mirror above my washing machine, I put red ribbons on all of my pipes that lead out and I always shut the lid on the toilet bowl now, . Here is a link for prosperity the Feng Shui way. http://fengshui.about.com/od/wealthcareer/qt/wealth.htm

There are plenty more ideas that you can try. Just google "creating prosperity" Here is one search. https://www.google.com/search?q=creating+prosperity&oq=creating+prosperity&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5036j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

Color me crazy but I have more money since I took that course and Feng Shui'd my house.

I wish everyone a very prosperous 2014!

Oh Good, There's Lead In Your Christmas Lights


Afraid so. It turns out that lead is applied to the polyvinylchloride (PVC) wire covering to keep the plastic from cracking. It's also a flame retardant. Not all brands are suspect, but an awful lot are. In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Cornell University tested 10 light sets and found lead on all of them, at levels that surpassed the Environmental Protection Agency's limit for windowsills and floors.

Two other analyses in recent years, one by HealthyStuff.org and another done for CNN, produced similar results. The former, conducted in 2010, found that 54 percent of lights had more lead than regulators allow in children's products. Quantex, the company that did the lab work for CNN in 2007, found that the surface lead levels in each of the four types of lights it tested exceeded the Consumer Safety Commission's limit for children's products (which has since been reduced).

Isn't lead illegal, due to its well-known effects on human health, including damage to the brain and nervous system in children? Actually, it's only been banned from certain products, including paint and gasoline. The federal government restricts the amount of lead allowed on children's products and provides limits on acceptable lead levels in dust and soil, air and water, and waste through a variety of laws and regulations. At the state level, California requires a warning label on electrical cords that have more than 300 parts per million of lead. But selling Christmas lights coated in lead is perfectly legal.

Wow bullying stopped by using babies to teach empathy

You kind of really have to watch the short video to see how this works. It is all over the world except here!


Roots of Empathy's mission is to build caring, peaceful, and
civil societies through the development of empathy
in children and adults.

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

Stop Bullying with Empathy
Childhood aggression isn't child's play. Stopping aggression starts early, by introducing young children to empathy.

The best teachers provide love and guidance

29 October 2013: In an online debate entitled “Can We Have Education Without Teachers?” Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon contends that teachers are still a vital part of the education process, but what they teach and how they function within the classroom must change.

Gordon argues that real experiential learning happens through relationships rather than one-way learning. This makes the role of the teacher an essential component of successful learning environments, as the teacher is the one to model behaviour, facilitate relationships, provide feedback and guide students in observation, and internalizing their learning.

And the number one skill that Gordon thinks teachers should be developing in their students? – Empathy. “It is the ultimate human trait.” Empathy can only be developed experientially, guided by a committed teacher aware of the importance of social and emotional learning and empathy. In summation, Gordon predicts:

Far from being obsolete, the teaching profession is poised to reinvent itself in this globalized and modernized world. To care is to teach, and to teach is to touch the future. The challenges and the hope of this decade would be to revisit the cultivation of relationships and empathy in classrooms and to support teachers in learning how best to capitalize on the use of technology and the power of their own humanity.

As the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education takes place this week in Qatar, visit the 2013 WISE Summit site to review this debate and read Mary Gordon’s perspective on teaching in the 21st century (click on the "Empathy and Teaching" tab).

When I think of children dying at a young age I always think of

tragedy. But the new spiritual beliefs I am trying to incorporate into thinking are that what seems like tragedy is really my wrong interpretation.

So I just started looking at her picture and all of a sudden I realized how she moved thousands of people, how she got them together for the forces of good. How for a short period of time they were all one. And how she is influencing people not just from her neighborhood but around the world.

Then she looked like an angel that was sent to help us all heal.

A great life doesn't have to be a long life. And I don't think anyone dies anyway. I think they just change forms and I think they come back to earth if they want to.

Just my 2 cents.
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