Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A new study by Queen Mary University of London was recently published in the American Heart Association Journal Hypertension. The study found that blood pressure lowered within just 24 hours after drinking beetroot juice. The nitrate content of beetroot juice is what causes the lowering effect on blood pressure, in the same way that nitrate capsules do. Just 250 ml of the beetroot juice works to increase the levels of nitric oxide in the blood.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This is one of my favorite grill recipes. I love the cool salsa with the tangy mustard crusted pork tenderloin.
Monday, June 21, 2010
According to Human Rights Watch, South Africa has one the highest rates of rape in the entire world. In a 2009 report, 1 in 20 men surveyed admitted that they had raped a female in the last year. One in four of the surveyed women admitted that they had been raped. The alarming rate of sexual violence is partly attributed by how South African men view rape. A 1999 story by BBC explains it best. School aged boys see recreational gang rape as fun…not a crime. They feel that a girl really means yes…albeit while she is screaming “no.” It makes little difference what “rights” South African women have. There is no right, if those that violate the right have impunity on their side.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), along with one Republican and Democratic senator, introduced a bill late last week that would allow the President to effectively disconnect the internet by emergency decree.
The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act would allow the President to disconnect Internet networks and force private websites to comply with broad cybersecurity measures.Future US presidents would have their Internet "kill switch" powers renewed indefinitely."
You must read the rest of the article at The Raw Story.
Hold on to your pooper scooper, this is going to get messy. Kaitlynn and I went to an event to raise money for our local animal shelter. Humorously themed events are not lost on me. The hairball (sauerkraut)hot dogs, Yorkshire Terrier Pudding, etc.. were all registering on my “normal humor scale,” but then I came across the Kitty Litter Cake. The Kitty Litter Cake was just fair in taste, but the creative grossness of it was a real winner with the crowd. The visual was hard to get past, and I so wish that I had brought my camera. However, I searched the internet, and found a photo of Kitty Litter Cake.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
If you have ever lived in the south, then you know the summer nights, as beautiful as they may be, also come with one very annoying pest- the female mosquito.
Your smell, heat, body odor, perspiration, and even exhaled breath all attract this winged pest. She makes an often undetected landing; before you know it, she has stuck her thin proboscis into your skin and began her meal.
Before we look at natural treatment options for mosquito bites, there are a few signs and symptoms that should not be attributed to a normal mosquito bite. Mosquito’s carry many diseases such as, West Nile Virus, that are passed from person to person when they bite you. If you feel nauseated, faint, experience headaches, fever, chills, muscle aches, or have trouble breathing after a mosquito bite…it may be a sign of serious reaction or passage of disease. You should go to the emergency room or primary caregiver if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The private Christian school decided to fire Mrs. Hamilton for failure to “maintain and communicate the values and purpose of [Southland Christian School].” NBC news shared a clip of a letter from Southland Christian School on the subject, “Jarretta was asked not to return because of a moral issue that was disregarded, namely fornication, sex outside of marriage.” The letter also claims that Mrs. Hamilton agreed to uphold standards related to school values on her job application, a fact that Mrs. Hamilton disputes.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I ask this question on the heals of a month plagued with tragic loss of life in Mexico. Attacks between drug trafficking organizations last Thursday and Friday left 85 people dead. On Monday, gunmen killed 15 federal police officers in two separate attacks. Earlier this month, 55 bodies were found deep in the shaft of the Concha mine. They were presumably the victims of drug cartels. There has been a surge in drug -related killings over recent days. So, I want to begin by extending my sympathies to all the family of the innocent victims and the law enforcement trying to contain the violence.