Happy 2010 Bye Bye 2009

Wishing all of you and your family a Happy New Year.

Hope 2010 will bring us more joy and peace in the world.

Receiving from others

There are always ups and downs in life for everyone, when we are down we feel very bless when someone offering their helping hand especially in terms of monetary aid.
This is not a good feeling though as the guilt feeling is always haunting you because of the 'owing' feeling, it gets worse when you are unable to repay in time within the agreed tenure and the one that offered his or her help actually giving you hint that "you are suppose to pay me off by .... but...." this feeling is worse than you owe to the bank, because dealing with bank is a business transaction but owing to friend you tend to shy away from this friend, it is very difficult to face the friends that you still owe money to.

The Blind Side (Movie 2009)

Saw a write up about the movie "The Blind Side" starring Sandra Bullock. This is a real life story about the AFL star Michael Oher.

This is a real touching story.

"The Blind Side" depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

Jeremiah 29:11

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive ... something better..
'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Oprah Winfrey Wrapped up her show for good

Oprah Winfrey announced the end of her 25yrs long talk show Oprah Winfrey Show.
Her last show will be aired on Sept 2011.

Beware Facebook use your photos!

Beware all the Facebook users!

Facebook allows advertisers to incorporate Facebook users’ photos into their ads.
Please inform your friends who are on Facebook to do the following steps:

- Go to 『Setting』which is near the top right corner.
- Choose『Privacy Setting
- Go to『News Feed and Wall
- Select『Facebook Ads
- Select 『No One』option
- Click 『Save Changes

Remember change toNo One』for both at the top and bottom.

Click on the image to view

Which category you belong to?

What Happens in Heaven

This is one of the nicest mails I have seen and is so true:

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed "How is it that? There's no work going on here?" I asked.

"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked.

"Simple," the angel answered. "Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. "If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
Also .....

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness .... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

"If you can attend a church meeting without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.

"If your parents are still alive and still married .. you are very rare.

If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair."

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how
blessed we all are.

Attn: Acknowledge Dept.: Thank You Lord! "Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with".

Robber convicted by God's Divine Intervention

A man suspected of robbing an Indianapolis check cashing store removed the bullet from his gun after the clerk talked about God and prayed with him, police said.

The man, Gregory L. Smith of Indianapolis, turned himself in to police a few hours after he allegedly held up the Advance America check cashing store Monday.

Police responding to the store around 4:20 p.m. were told that it had just been robbed.

Smith, 23, initially entered the establishment to apply for a loan, then left to get identification that clerk Angela Montez requested, officials said.

But Smith returned and allegedly pointed a gun at the woman. He then told her that times were hard, he had a son to feed and "he had no choice," according to the report of the incident from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

But when Montez, 43, started to talk to the alleged robber about God, Smith began to tell her about his hardships and asked her to pray with him, the report said.

"I started crying and praying and telling him, 'Don't do this,' he was too young to throw away his life," Montez said on a 911 call to police.

The incident took an even more surprising turn when Smith removed the bullet from his gun and gave it to Montez, police said.

"He took the bullet out of the gun and said, 'Here, I'm not going to hurt you, I'm not going to hurt you,'" Montez said on the 911 call.

After they talked, Smith asked Montez for a hug and asked her not to report him, then told her to go into the restroom and not come out for 20 minutes, police said.

Police said Smith took $20 from the cash drawer, leaving the rest of the money behind, and Montez's cell phone from her purse. He turned himself in later that night. His mother had seen surveillance video of the incident on a newscast and urged her son to turn himself in. Lt. Jeff Duhammell of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said Montez did well.

"How people react, we just don't know until they're faced with it," he said. "She did an extremely good job, and should be commended for her actions."

Smith was arrested on robbery and firearm charges.

Hours after an Indianapolis store clerk said divine intervention helped her convince a would-be thief to give up mid-heist, the alleged robber agreed that God played a major role in his dramatic change of heart.

"It had to be God working through her because she just talked to me like a mother or a grandmother to her child, and she made me feel comfortable," robbery suspect Gregory Smith, 23, said in an emotional jailhouse interview with ABC News' Indianapolis affiliate WRTV Thursday. "I started telling her stuff I hadn't even told my own mother. I even tried to give her the gun, she wouldn't take it.

"To everybody who I've affected with this, I just want to say I'm sorry for putting you all through this," he said.

Store clerk Angela Montez said Thursday it was divine intervention that led Smith to give up his heist and talk and pray with her for nearly 40 minutes Monday before turning himself in to Indianapolis police hours later.

"I believe the Lord sent us both together," Montez told "Good Morning America" Thursday in an exclusive interview. "The more we talked, he just broke down. ... He said, 'Talk to me. No one will talk to me. I have nobody.'"

Surveillance cameras recorded video of an armed man, alleged to be Smith of Indianapolis, jumping over the counter at a check cashing store where Montez worked and pointing a gun at her Monday. Montez, fearing for her life, broke down, crying and praying.

"I can't even explain the feeling of a gun," she said. "I remember looking at the silver gun, and the finger was on the trigger. I thought, 'This is it.'"

But after seeing how much he was scaring her, Montez said Smith apologized and tried to explain himself.

"I told him, 'Don't do this. You're young. Don't do this to jeopardize your life,'" she said, echoing the report she gave to a 911 dispatcher after the alleged robbery. "He started crying, 'But we're going to be homeless. I haven't had a job in months. I've tried everything.'"

Smith told Montez, 43, he was an ex-serviceman and had a young baby. He said he didn't know where his mother was at the time and had never known his father.

At one point, Smith reached for the gun again, which scared Montez into praying for her own forgiveness before what she thought was her death, but Smith took out the only bullet in the gun and gave it to her, Montez said.

"Just take it and talk to me," Smith said, according to Montez.

The unlikely pair talked for nearly 40 without being interrupted by anyone else entering the store or any phone calls -- a sign, Montez said, that God wanted them to talk.

"I felt a warmness, even though there was a scare," she said. "There are so many places around us. No one had come to the door. No one called. I can't believe it was that long, when I was told how long we talked."

Natural Antiseptic Herbs

Natural Antiseptics that can easily be found in our kitchen.

Thousands of plants have antiseptic value, and many have active antibiotic ingredients. For home and outdoors, use the following herbs and recipes.

Cabbage White
cabbage leaves contain rapine, an antibiotic active against some fungi. White cabbage leaves have an affinity for pus or ulcers to absorb pus. Break down the large thread veins, warm the leaves, and place them on the sore. Replace when warm.

Boil carrots, mash them, and apply them to sores to extract pus and heal the area. Carrots are a very strong antiseptic.

Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon bark contains an active fragrant, volatile, antigermicidal oil. Use the bark in mouthwashes, gargles, combinations of herbal teas for taste and antiseptic ability.


Clove oil, like cinnamon bark oil, is a strong germicide; both are considered more powerful than carbolic acid. Use bruised cloves in teas and externally to deaden skin pain.

(Sweet) Clover

These attractive 'wayside weeds contain a broad spectrum antibiotic. Creosote (Bush) This plant contains nordihydroguaiaretic acid, an antibiotic active against skin bacteria,

(Red) Currant

Heat the juice of the red currant over a slow fire for an old fashioned dessert, "Rob," or as the ancient English remedy for sore throat. Red currant jelly may be added to peppermint or ginger tea as an anti sore throat aid.


Extracts of garlic buds contain allicin, a powerful antibacterial agent. In Russia during World War 11, in the absence of penicillin and other antibiotics, the Russians used garlic powder on wounds. For a tasty anticold remedy, combine finely cut beefsteak tomatoes, red onions, mashed garlic buds, vegetable oil, and lemon juice. Eat as much as you can stand.

Wild ginger contains a broad spectrum antibiotic active against bacteria and fungi. Ginger root or ginger powder added to herbal drinks at the onset of a cold causes perspiration and alleviates cold symptoms. Do not use in great amounts. Use a small amount in bathwater, too.


The root of goldenseal contains berberine, an antibiotic with broad spectrum antibacteria and antiprotozoa activity. Goldenseal is especially useful for mouth and gum problems. Use the powder of the root directly on canker sores, or combine it with tincture of myrrh and water or sherry for a healing mouthwash.


There is an active antibiotic in the horseradish root. Note the various apple cider vinegar and horseradish recipes and drinks, particularly for sinus problems, in Section Three. juniper The berries have many uses in home herbal care. They contain an antibiotic.


Onions have always been known to have antibac terial action. Since cut onions easily absorb bacteria, they can be used in a sickroom for this purpose. However, note that this also means that in average home use cut onions should always be completely covered and kept in the refrigerator. See also anticold salad (Garlic) above. Onion broth is restorative. Roasted onion may be used as an effective poultice. To reduce the aftertaste of raw onions, note recipe under internal use Onions.

One old English folk remedy for boils utilized placement of a slice of radish on the boil. Do not eat wild radish seeds.


Add sage leaves to tea or gargles for sore throat and other antiseptic action. Steep 2 tablespoons in a pint of boiling water for seven to ten minutes. Sage may be bitter if allowed to steep too long in boiling water.


The oil extracted from fresh thyme is complex and contains thymol, which is an exceptionally antiseptic substance similar in antiseptic action to carbolic acid. Thymol may be used in miniscule amounts (one part to a thousand of water) for the dressing of wounds. It is successful even when iodine or other such antiseptics have proved unsuccessful. Though not as potent as the oil, garden thyme can be crushed, added to boiling water, steeped, then strained, and used for baths, compresses, and directly on the body for sprains and bruises.

Man Without Limbs When Born

Nick Vujicic was born without limbs, but this didn't stop him from living life to the fullest.
He has been preaching around the world to inspire others, to touch lives.

Many of us take what we have for granted and when we face a little challenges in life we thought it's like the end of the world.

I came to know about Nick Vujicic many years ago until today he still an inspiration to me.
The optimism that we learn from him can change the perspective on how we look into matters.

For those who are complaining about life, just stop for a moment and think - how would you live your life if you are born like Nick Vujicic ?

Russell Peters Hilarious Jokes

The jokes from Russell Peters - the well known Canadian Comedian

Strong Earthquake hits Jakarta Indonesia

16 Oct 2009

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday afternoon, officials and witnesses said.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 or 6.5, struck around 4.53 p.m. local time. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties from the tremor which struck about 116 miles west-southwest of Jakarta.

The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake as a preliminary 6.5-magnitude, while the country’s seismological agency reported it as a 6.4-magnitude. The epicenter was located about 34 miles deep, making it a shallow earthquake. Shallow earthquakes often tend to cause more damage, and increase the risk of a tsunami.

Witnesses in the capital reported feeling strong tremors. No tsunami warnings were issued.

The Marriage You've Always Wanted - Dr. Gary Chapman

Overcoming Barriers in Communication

Part 1 of 2

We all know that good communication is key for a successful marriage. But good communication doesn't always come easily. So, for the next two weeks let's examine how to overcome the barriers in communication. This week we will tackle the two very important issues: the silent spouse and valid anger.

The Silent Spouse:

So your spouse is the silent type. This can make communication very difficult. But are you spurring on this behavior? Let me give you some suggestions.

1. Stop saying "I wish you'd talk more." This is condemning and does not stimulate conversation.

2. Ask specific questions. "How was your day?" is much too general. "What did you have for lunch today?" is much better. Start with soliciting facts, later you can move to feelings.

3. Check your own output. If you are talking too much, your spouse will never talk more. Did you hear about the little boy who asked his father for help in writing a paper on "garden Clubs"? His father said: "Son, I don't know anything about Garden Clubs, go ask your mother." To which the little boy responded, "Dad, I don't want to know that much."

4. Replace criticisms with compliments. "John, I really appreciate you taking out the garbage." Is much better than "About time you took the garbage out, the flies were going to carry it out for you." Compliments encourage talking. Criticism closes the door.

Valid Anger:

Valid anger grows out of a concern for right, but much of our anger comes from a self-centered heart. Our spouse rubbed us the wrong way, or we didn't get what we wanted, so we got angry. This is distorted anger and reveals our own selfish attitude. So we sulk, and withdraw in silence, or we lash out with hurtful words.

A lady said to me recently, "My husband gets mad about the least little thing. I can't talk to him because I'm afraid I will say something that will trip his anger." On the other hand, he complained, "She never wants to spend any time with me." Hey guys Wake Up. If she is running from you, there is a reason.

Why not sit down and say, "I know I'm not a perfect husband, but I want to improve. Can you tell me what bothers you most about my behavior?" Then hold on to your chair and listen. When she says, "Your angry outburst really hurt me." Believe her, and ask for her advice on how you can manage your anger. Having lived with you, she has read the books and will have some good advice.

A husband said to me: "My wife is so fragile emotionally; I don't want to hurt her, so I keep all my feelings inside, but sometimes I feel like I'm going to explode." Do you think this husband is doing his wife a favor? I think he's destroying his marriage. The Bible says that we are to speak the truth in love. Both of these are important: speak the truth and do it in a loving way.

Remember love edifies. Love builds up. Love seeks to do what is best for the other person. Holding your frustrations, hurts, and pain inside is not for the good of your mate or your marriage. In fact, it is extremely unfair. Your spouse cannot respond to your pain if they are not aware of it.

You might say: "Darling I love you very much and I realize that I have wronged you by not sharing this with you sooner. I didn't want to hurt you, but that's no excuse. Please hear me; I'm not trying to put you down. I'm trying to let you know how I feel." Then tell the truth. Now your spouse has a chance to help. You might be surprised at their response.

Adapted from The Marriage You've Always Wanted by Dr. Gary Chapman.

US Navy Ship built with WTC 9/11 Wreckage

A warship built with steel salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre set sail for New York on Tuesday.

Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Mississippi river near New Orleans as the USS New York sailed through the fog, local media reports.

Its bow stem contains 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the rubble following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

"That steel means a whole lot more than just metal," Ronnie Harris, mayor of nearby Gretna, Louisiana told the local Fox News station amid a swell of patriot music.

"The entire country comes together in the form of that bow stem and I'm so proud that this event puts it in the history books and in people's minds."

The 208-metre long ship's main mission is to transport and deploy combat and support elements of Marine expeditionary units, the US Navy said.

It will carry approximately 720 troops and can deploy helicopters and other aircraft from its massive deck.

Two other ships - the Arlington and Somerset - are being built in honour of the victims of the attacks on the Pentagon and United Flight 93 and are also incorporating materials salvaged from those sites.


World's Funny Advertisement

Here are some of the world's funny advertisements.

Michael Jackson -This is it


Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia/Epic Label Group will release the two-disc album Michael Jackson's This Is It internationally on October 26th and North America on October 27th to coincide with the worldwide release of the motion picture, which arrives in theaters on October 28th and runs for a limited two-week engagement.

Disc one features the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits such as "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," and "Thriller" arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of "This Is It," the original and an orchestral version. "This Is It" is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons.

Disc two offers fans a rare listen to the early demo versions of classics "She's Out Of My Life," "Wanna Be Startin'," "Somethin'," and "Beat It." This disc also features a recently discovered spoken word poem from Michael Jackson entitled "Planet Earth."

Michael Jackson's This Is It also includes a 36-page, commemorative booklet featuring exclusive photos of Michael from his last rehearsal.

Disc 01
  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  2. Jam
  3. They Don’t Care About Us
  4. Human Nature
  5. Smooth Criminal
  6. The Way You Make Me Feel
  7. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
  8. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  9. Thriller
  10. Beat It
  11. Black Or White
  12. Earth Song
  13. Billie Jean
  14. Man In The Mirror
  15. This Is It
  16. This Is It (Orchestra Version)

Disc 02
  1. She’s Out Of My Life (Demo)
  2. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Demo)
  3. Beat It (Demo)
  4. Planet Earth (Poem)

Scary Overly Skinny Fashion Model

This picture has sparked a controversial over blogspere, fashion Ralph Lauren is taking action against the blogger over this image. This picture has been seriously distorted it makes the model's head looking bigger than her pelvis.
For this case it probably caused by the overly photoshoped image, but in real world there are many out there who are seriously obsessed by the weight lost.
Many female thought overly skinny = pretty, or makes them look like model, this is actually a form of mental sickness, this type of people usually will fall into the eating disorder sickness "Anorexia nervosa".
Many have forgotten the natural beauty,curvy woman is much much more pretty and attractive compare to the skeleton like woman.
For those who are born skinny, i have got nothing again you all, that is nothing much can be done, what i am referring to is those over obsessed by the weight.
Read more on Anorexia nervosa's symptom

The picture was from the blog photoshopdisaster.blogspot.com but had been disabled by Blogger due to the legal warning of copyright infringement by Ralph Lauren. Another blog Boing Boing also received the legal warning but he refused to remove the picture. "Instead of responding to their legal threat by suppressing our criticism of their marketing images, we're gonna mock them," Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow wrote in a blog post Tuesday. "So, to Ralph Lauren, GreenbergTraurig, and PRL Holdings, Inc: sue and be damned. Copyright law doesn't give you the right to threaten your critics for pointing out the problems with your offerings. You should know better. And every time you threaten to sue us over stuff like this, we will:
  • a) Reproduce the original criticism, making damned sure that all our readers get a good, long look at it, and;
  • b) Publish your spurious legal threat along with copious mockery, so that it becomes highly ranked in search engines where other people you threaten can find it and take heart; and
  • c) Offer nourishing soup and sandwiches to your models."

In a statement, Ralph Lauren acknowledged that the image had been doctored. "

Stephanie Birkitt wrote lust letters to David Letterman

Perky "Late Show" staffer Stephanie Birkitt wrote David Letterman "trashy" love letters that will embarrass them both when they become public, sources said Tuesday.

"It's her musings about them," a source who perused Birkitt's purple prose told the Daily News. "It's trash."

Birkitt's letters - none of which was mailed - are steamy, but far from kinky.

"We're not talking crazy sexual escapades," the source said.

Still, they leave no doubt Birkitt was more than just Letterman's "Girl Friday" on the show.

"It's clear she's having a sexual relationship with Letterman," another source familiar with the probe told The News.

Birkitt's angry ex-boyfriend, Robert (Joe) Halderman, delivered at least one of her "Dear Dave" letters to the philandering funnyman as part of what prosecutors call a $2 million shakedown plot.

Halderman, who has been suspended from his producer's job at "48 Hours," is charged with threatening to ruin Letterman's reputation by revealing that he slept with staffers.

Birkitt moved into Halderman's house in Norwalk, Conn., four years ago, after his bitter April 2004 divorce from the mother of his two kids.

It was not clear when Birkitt wrote the letters. Halderman began to suspect his girlfriend was sleeping with her boss at the end of 2007, the sources said.

Halderman, 51, grew more suspicious the next year when Letterman, who also lives in Connecticut, began driving out of his way to drop Birkitt off after some shows, the sources said.

The accused blackmailer's worst fears were confirmed at the end of last year when he found Birkitt's letters - and demanded to know if she was sleeping with Letterman, sources said.

Birkitt, 34, soon moved out.

Halderman had little to say when reporters confronted him yesterday outside his house.

"I know you have a job to do. I might as well make it easy on you guys," he said.

When they asked Halderman how he was holding up, he replied, "It's a beautiful day ... I have some errands to run."

Then he split.

Letterman steered clear of the painful subject at the taping of Tuesday's show, although he joked that he could use an understudy and introduced a man wearing sunglasses who looked a bit like him.

"There are quite a variety of reasons of why I might need one," he said.

A day earlier, Letterman apologized on the "Late Show" to his wife, Regina Lasko, and to his female staffers, for dragging them into the swirling sex scandal.

Letterman, 62, also announced he was desperately trying to save his marriage. "Let me tell you folks: I've got my work cut out for me," he said.

It was Letterman's first taping of the show since he revealed that he had been targeted by a blackmailer - and admitted bedding female underlings.

source from NYDailyNews.com

David Letterman apologized to wife and staff

David Letterman apologized to his wife and staff over the sex scandal on his show.

Also watch David Letterman sex scandal become fodder for late night TV shows here

Hollywood Celebrities without makeup survey

Survey on How do Hollywood Celebrities look without makeup

A - Still looking pretty
B - Bearable
C - Disaster
D - Horrifying

How you vote:
Jessica Alba - C

BANANAS with dark patches on yellow skin - the goodness

The Goodness of Bananas with dark patches on yellow skin

The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.

So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas.

As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality.

Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason.

According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties. The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, ie the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.

In an animal experiment carried out by a professor in Tokyo U comparing the various health benefits of different fruits,using banana, grape, apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer substance TNF.

The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 banana a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.

According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than the green skin version.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

William Kamkwamba dreamed of powering his village with the only resource that was freely available to him.
His native Malawi had gone through one of its worst droughts seven years ago, killing thousands. His family and others were surviving on one meal a day. The red soil in his Masitala hometown was parched, leaving his father, a farmer, without any income.

But amid all the shortages, one thing was still abundant. Wind.

"I wanted to do something to help and change things," he said. "Then I said to myself, 'If they can make electricity out of wind, I can try, too.'"

Kamkwamba was kicked out of school when he couldn't pay $80 in school fees, and he spent his days at the library, where a book with photographs of windmills caught his eye.

"I thought, this thing exists in this book, it means someone else managed to build this machine," he said.

Armed with the book, the then-14-year-old taught himself to build windmills. He scoured through junkyards for items, including bicycle parts, plastic pipes, tractor fans and car batteries. For the tower, he collected wood from blue-gum trees.

"Everyone laughed at me when I told them I was building a windmill. They thought I was crazy," he said. "Then I started telling them I was just playing with the parts. That sounded more normal."
That was 2002. Now, he has five windmills, the tallest at 37 feet. He built one at an area school that he used to teach classes on windmill-building.

The windmills generate electricity and pump water in his hometown, north of the capital, Lilongwe. Neighbors regularly trek across the dusty footpaths to his house to charge their cellphones. Others stop by to listen to Malawian reggae music blaring from a radio.

When he started building the first windmill in 2002, word that he was "crazy" spread all over his village. Some people said he was bewitched -- a common description for people with perplexing behavior in some African cultures.

"All of us, even my mother, thought that he had gone mad," said his sister Doris Kamkwamba.

Villagers would surround him to snicker and point, Kamkwamba said. Ignoring them, he would quietly bolt pieces using a screwdriver made of a heated nail attached to a corncob. The heat -- from both the crowd and the melted, flattened pipes he used as blades -- did not deter him.

Three months later, his first windmill churned to life as relief swept over him. As the blades whirled, a bulb attached to the windmill flickered on.

"I wanted to finish it just to prove them wrong," he said. "I knew people would then stop thinking I was crazy."

Kamkwamba, now 22, is a student at the African Leadership Academy, an elite South African school for young leaders. Donors pay for his education.

His story has turned him into a globetrotter. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, an avid advocate of green living, has applauded his work. Kamkwamba is invited to events worldwide to share his experience with entrepreneurs. During a recent trip to Palm Springs, California, he saw a real windmill for the first time -- lofty and majestic -- a far cry from the wobbly, wooden structures that spin in his backyard.

Former Associated Press correspondent Bryan Mealer, who covered Africa, wrote a book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," after hearing Kamkwamba's story. The book was released in the United States last week.

Mealer, a native of San Antonio, Texas, said he lived with Kamkwamba in his village for months to write the book. The story was a refreshing change after years of covering bloody conflicts in the region, Mealer said.

Kamkwamba is part of a generation of Africans who are not waiting for their governments or aid groups to come to their rescue, according to the author.

"They are seizing opportunities and technology, and finding solutions to their own problems," Mealer said. "One of the keys of his success is ... he's never wanted to rest on his laurels."

source from CNN

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David Letterman becomes fodder for late night TV.

As the extortion scandal surrounding David Letterman continues to create headlines, the TV comedian himself has become fodder for late night TV.
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Cancer Healing Herbs Formula by Dr.Tateishi Kazu

Received this from a friend. No harm sharing....

Dr. Tateishi's Cancer Healing Formula

by Dr.Tateishi Kazu

What This Remedy May Do:

  1. Heal Cancer
  2. Restore injured joints and bone structure
  3. Slow down the aging process
  4. Rejuvenate the skin
  5. Heal Cataracts
  6. Heal liver disorders
  7. Lower high blood pressure
  8. Improve heart conditions
  9. Reduce brain tumors and other head-injury problems
  10. Reduce high white blood cell counts
  11. Improve T-cell function


When cancer strikes a family, what course of action should one take? Dr. Tateishi Kazu's father and brother both died of cancer. And then he found himself suffering from cancer of the duodenum and spreading. His stomach was removed, but the cancer cells had spread to his lungs. He resolved to fight for his life. He researched, studied and tested over 1,500 types of herbs and plants. Eventually he discovered the right combination of ingredients and formulated a unique healing vegetable soup and brown rice tea with its own molecular powers. The vegetables are rich in green chlorophyll, amino acids, iron, phosphorous, calcium, all in a natural form.

He based his soup on the principles of Five Elements theory, the harmonizing balance of the forces of yin and yang, acid and alkaline, that engenders health as opposed to the imbalance, which leads to disease.

The five elements in our environment are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Because of the balance of the five elements, the earth is able to produce life. Dr. Tataishi Kazu used the essence of the five elements. Each essence possesses its own color: green, red, yellow, white and black. These relate to the corresponding internal organs: heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidneys. He used the concept of the five different colors as matched to specific vegetables.

  • Green/Daikon Radish Leaves
  • Red/Carrot
  • Yellow/Burdock Root
  • White/Daikon Radish
  • Black/Shittake Mushrooms

Notes:This is a remedy for all age groups. When the soup is ingested, it produces thirty different elements for fighting disease. Within three days, it can stop the growth of cancer cells. Even for some last-stage cancer patients, it can lead to 100% remission. Patients who have subsisted on feeding tubes for nourishment, when given the soup, after two days regained their strength. Over 10,000 last-stage cancer patients have used this remedy. 99% are alive and were able to return to work. Bottom of Form 1

Vegetable Soup Recipe - (2 day's quantity)


  • 16 ounces white daikon
  • 8-10 ounces white daikon greens
  • 8-10 ounces carrot
  • 8 ounces burdock root (called Gobo in Japanese, Uang in Korean, Ngao pong or Niu pang
  • in Chinese)
  • 3-5 fresh shitake mushroom (sundried) - if not sundried, expose dried mushrooms to sun again.


1. Don't peel anything! Don't add any seasoning!

2. Fill a pot with three times the quantity of water as the vegetable. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer for two hours. Strain and drink.

Brown Rice Tea Recipe

Another remedy that can be used in conjunction with the vegetable soup is brown rice tea. It is a good diuretic for ridding excess water from the body. For diabetics, it can bring the sugar level down by producing more natural insulin in the body. It cleanses the blood and blood vessel. A person with a heart condition drinking both soups in 20 days will be able to regulate their problem by drinking three cups per day. For a regular cancer patient, about two cups.

1.- 1 cup brown rice

2. 16 cups water

Note: only cook in stainless steel or glass. Do not mix with any other ingredients. Don't be "creative."


1. Roast the rice without oil until dark brown but don't burn. Boil 8 cups of water and pour roasted rice into water. Turn off flame, cover and let sit five minutes. Strain out rice and reserve liquid.

2. Boil 8 more cups of water. Put the remaining rice back in the water. Cover, lower flame and simmer five minutes. Strain rice out. Mix the two rice waters together.

Special Notes:

  • The amount one needs depend on the condition. The more serious the condition, the more tea.
  • Do not drink tea while taking a high protein substance.
  • Don't drink the vegetable soup and brown rice tea together. Wait at least 15 minutes apart.
  • If you use this remedy regularly you will never be sick.

Some possible reactions:

  • itchy skin or eczema
  • If you use medications and/or have eczema, use less because of stronger reaction
  • People with head injury problems may develop headaches but don't worry.
  • People with eye problems may get temporary blurred vision or itching around eyes. Eyesight will get better. If you wear prescription glasses, try to reduce the prescription and use glasses less frequently.
  • Lowering of body temperature, but this is normal.

Notes:For high blood pressure, drink the two soups alternately but slowly. Blood pressure will come down after one month. Talk to a doctor about reducing medication, but don't stop medication right away. Use remedy for minimum of one month.

Progress of Healing

  • After three days of use, cancer cells stop growing.
  • After a minimum of one month normal cells begin to grow back.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: minimum 1 month
  • Stomach Cancer: 1 month
  • Liver Cancer: 1 year
  • Rheumatism: 1 year
  • Cataracts: 4 months
  • Eye Disease: 1-4 months
  • Insomnia, Sinusitis, Fatigue: 10-20 days
  • Eczema: 4-7months
  • Liver Spots: 3-6 months skin will clear
  • Hair growth: 6-12 months
  • Epilepsy: 3-6 months
  • Stroke: 6-12 months
  • Irregular heart beat: 20 days

Notes:If you are on medication, consult with a doctor to adjust your dosage. This remedy works for some people. It may not work for you. It is not intended to replace the traditional treatments.

Q1: Are ingredients of the vegetable soup recipe measured in fluid ounces or real weights?

A1: Dr. Antonia Martinez Director of the Healing Spirit said that their recipe uses the real weights and not the fluid ounces as in other food recipes.

Q2: Do people using the Vegetable Soup have side effects or reactions?

A2 : Depending on individual bodies, some people using the Vegetable Soup could have side effects/reactions. Reactions are classified in 2 categories:

Natural Reaction: Ingredients in the Vegetable soup have lots of medicinal effects and contain chemicals that are working on human cells to make them better and stronger, and in the same time purify and cleanse blood stream to push out LDL (bad cholesterol) and fat. Reactions could be itches on the skin, itches around eyes, blurring eyes but these reactions will go away in a few days. If reactions persist stop the HLEF for a few weeks and start again.

Patient or user mistakes Mistakes could be ranging from:

  • (1) using the wrong kind of ingredients especially the Chinese mushrooms instead of the Japanese Shiitakes.
  • (2) the proportion of vegetables making the soup is not followed closely.
  • (3) using wrong type of saucepan. Must use stainless steel saucepan to cook.
  • (4) vegetable soup left outside in room temperature more than 6 hours can turn out to have bad smelling or color changes to green or white. Throw it away at once. Vegetable Soup should be stored in glass container and refrigerated.
  • (5) drinking the Vegetable Soup and the Brown Rice solution together or in the same time. People are reporting serious reactions when taking those two solutions in the same time. Must drink them separately with half-hour or one hour apart.

Q3: How much vegetable soup can one consume a day?

A3: For:

  • Diabetes take 600 cc of Brown rice (BR) solution in the morning and 400 cc of Vegetable Soup (VS) in the afternoon.
  • Heart problem: 300 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS
  • Gall stones: 600 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS.
  • Other diseases: About 600 cc (2.5 cups) of VS a day divided in 3 rations before meals .


    DO NOT DRINK Vegetable Soup and Brown Rice Solution in the same time. The interval needed between consumption of BR and VS must be at least 30 minutes or 1 hour apart to be safe.


This herb gets its name from bur, for its tenacious burrs, and dock old English for plant. Many scientists are skeptical about Burdock and its uses. However, as a healing herb it has a potential for treating cancer. Early Chinese physicians, as well as Ayurvedic healers, used Burdock as a remedy for colds, flu, throat infections and pneumonia. During the 14th Century, its leaves were pounded in wine and used to treat leprosy. From 1930-1950, Burdock was used as an ingredient in alternative cancer treatments.

The FDA noted that too much of this herb can cause side effects and lists Burdock as an herb of "undefined safety". However, German researchers have discovered fresh Burdock root contains polyacetylenes, a chemical that kills disease-causing bacteria and fungi. It also reduces mucus and prevents formation of gall and kidney stones. As Burdock contains vitamin A and selenium, it can eliminate free radicals.

Its chromium content helps regulate blood sugar levels. Other qualities of this herb, set forth in the magazine Chemotherapy, identified a chemical (arctigenin) in Burdock which acts as an inhibitor of tumor growth.

!!! This herb should not be used by pregnant women.!!!


Burdock is also known by the names Bardane, Clotburr, Beggars Buttons, Gypsy Rhubarb, Gobo, and Burr. In traditional herbal texts, Burdock Root is described as a "blood purifier" or "alterative", and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins.

Medicinally, Burdock Root has been used both internally and externally for eczema and psoriasis, as well as to treat painful joints and as a diuretic.

In traditional Chinese medicine, Burdock Root, in combination with other herbs, is used to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles.

It is eaten as a vegetable in Japan and elsewhere. Burdock is a mild laxative. It also aids in the elimination of uric acid. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. By improving the function of many organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, bowels), many health conditions can be improved.

Burdock Root contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Bitter constituents in the root may also explain the traditional use of Burdock to improve digestion. The polyacetylene constituents have also been shown to have anti-microbial activity. Burdock Root (and the fruit) also have the ability to mildly lower blood sugar (hypoglycemic effect).

Medicinal Action and Uses

Alterative, diuretic and diaphoretic. One of the best blood purifiers. In all skin diseases, it is a certain remedy and has effected a cure in many cases of eczema, either taken alone or combined with other remedies, such as Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla.

The root is principally employed, but the leaves and seeds are equally valuable. Both root and seeds may be taken as a decoction of 1 OZ. to 1 1/2 pint of water, boiled down to a pint, in doses of a wineglassful, three or four times a day.

The anti-scorbutic properties of the root make the decoction very useful for boils, scurvy and rheumatic affections, and by many it is considered superior to Sarsaparilla, on account of its mucilaginous, demulcent nature; it has in addition been recommended for external use as a wash for ulcers and scaly skin disorders.

An infusion of the leaves is useful to impart strength and tone to the stomach, for some forms of long-standing indigestion.

When applied externally as a poultice, the leaves are highly resolvent for tumours and gouty swellings, and relieve bruises and inflamed surfaces generally. The bruised leaves have been applied by the peasantry in many countries as cataplasms to the feet and as a remedy for hysterical disorders.

From the seeds, both a medicinal tincture and a fluid extract are prepared, of benefit in chronic skin diseases. Americans use the seeds only, considering them more efficacious and prompt in their action than the other parts of the plant. They are relaxant and demulcent, with a limited amount of tonic property. Their influence upon the skin is due largely to their being of such an oily nature: they affect both the sebaceous and sudoriferous glands, and probably owing to their oily nature restore that smoothness to the skin which is a sign of normal healthy action.

The infusion or decoction of the seeds is employed in dropsical complaints, more especially in cases where there is co-existing derangement of the nervous system, and is considered by many to be a specific for all affections of the kidneys, for which it may with advantage be taken several times a day, before meals.

Treats certain cancers, prevents diabetes

Burdock's name is a combination of bur, for its spiked seed covers - burrs - that grab onto anything that touches them, and dock, Old English for "plant." Many scientists dismiss burdock as useless, but like its seeds, its reputation as an herbal healing agent clings tenaciously because of its subtle tonic benefits and its intriguing potential as a treatment for cancer.

Throughout history, burdock has been recommended for an astonishing number of illnesses. Ancient Chinese physicians used it to treat colds, coughs, tonsillitis, measles, skin infections and snakebite. Traditional European and American herbalists and homeopaths prescribed it for colds, arthritis, gout, stomach problems, fever, canker sores, leprosy, boils, gonorrhea, ringworm and infertility. They also considered it an excellent diuretic, and prescribed it for urinary tract infections, kidney problems and painful urination.

True, burdock is not powerfully therapeutic. But Daniel B. Mowrey, PhD, director of the American Phytotherapy Research Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine, insists that it deserves its enduring place in herbal healing because of its value as a tonic - a subtle strengthener with cumulatively helpful effects.

"Burdock's action is mild, but real," Dr. Mowrey explains. "It has antibacterial and antiviral powers, and it reduces blood sugar, which helps prevent diabetes. I recommend using a little every day. And when you're ill, use it in addition to standard therapies."


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