Friday, July 31, 2009
© 2009 National Geographic (AP)
In a story reported by the AP, every morning, a worker at the Palagapandi estate in India, opens the door to the pen and lets the goats and their kids out.
But as they head to the forest to graze no human herder accompanies them.
That's because Mani, the resident monkey, shepherds the goats- numbering 75- around the plantation.
SOUNDBITE (Malayalam): Martin K, Estate Manager- "She takes out the goats for grazing and brings them back. A shepherd is usually required to accompany the goats all day long and bring them back in these hills. But because of her, manpower can be spared. She is as good as a shepherd. The only thing is that she does not speak, but otherwise carries out all responsibilities."
They say they feel confident that the goats will be safe when Mani accompanies them.
Mani is said to make a strange sound when she discovers a goat is missing or when danger lurks.......
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Monkey herds goats
What better way to ensure there is no "funny stuff" in your dogs treats!
*I have read many conflicting ideas about garlic, some feel it is beneficial to dogs, as others quake at the thought...so, if you are not quaking right now- give this recipe a whirl!
(you could omit the garlic altogether, it's just a pinch)
5 cups Whole wheat flour
1 cup Milk
10 tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon fat
1 pinch Onion or garlic powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cold water
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil to grease pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.
Kids to cops: Mom used attic as lockup when angry
By GLEN JOHNSON
Associated Press Writer
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Police responding to a report of a 3-year-old being locked in a sweltering, filthy attic were told by other children, "Mommy does this when she gets angry," a prosecutor said Friday.
Kristen Paquette, 27, was charged with reckless endangerment to a child and assault and battery on a child and was being held on $10,000 bail after arraignment Friday in Lowell District Court. Her family and attorney portrayed her as an overwhelmed mother dealing with an especially unruly child.
Police said the boy was naked, covered in urine and feces, and had several minor bumps on his forehead when officers acting on a tip went to Paquette's Lowell apartment Thursday. They estimated the temperature inside the attic at over 100 degrees. The door to the room was locked, and the only window inside was nailed shut, said prosecutor Dan Harren. Feces-covered child-size fingerprints were on the wall, he said.
Outside the attic was a similarly filthy mattress, surrounded by hundreds of flies, Harren said. Health officials condemned the apartment afterward.
Officers said another boy and a girl at the home told them Paquette took the 3-year-old by his arms "and dragged him upstairs to the attic." The children told officers such things happened "a lot."
Harren said the children told authorities, "Mommy does this when she gets angry." One boy told police his sibling "was bad, so Mommy put him upstairs and changed the door handle," according to the police report.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Who We Are
An organization founded in memory of my sister Robin D. Shaffer. On June 15, 2005, Robin lost her life at the hands of her abusive husband. On that day I made her a promise and today my conviction is stronger than ever. Robin's memory will live on through the great work of the Beginning Over Foundation.
What we do
Offer education, support, advocacy, housing, and hope to those touched by domestic abuse.
Why we are here
To end domestic abuse, restore hope and rebuild and save lives.
The Beginning Over Foundation
PO Box 3953
Easton, PA 18043
-- Noel Coward
Have you noticed that all the people in favour of birth control are already born?
-- Benny Hill
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
-- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.
-- Jim Morrison
Deserves its own list: George W. Bush Quotes
"Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" Let us analyze that sentence for a moment. If you're a stickler, you probably think the singular verb "is" should have been the plural "are," but if you read it closely, you'll see I'm using the intransitive plural subjunctive tense. So the word "is" are correct."
You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.
-- (spoken at a Washington Dinner, March 2001)
I cannot explain it, it is what it is....in searching for meanings I came across the following...
Eyes are complex dream symbols and can be interpreted by considering the dreamer's experiences and the details in the dream (as is the case with all dream symbols). Some say that the eyes are the windows for the soul.
Eyes symbolize perceptiveness, personal outlook, clairvoyance, curiosity, and knowledge. They also reveal information about personal identity and suggest to the dreamer what he should pay attention to. Closed eyes are said to represent fear and an unwillingness to see clearly. Superstition-based dream interpretations say that if the eyes in your dream are beautiful they represent peace. Crossed eyes may be a unconscious warning about someone’s character, integrity, or misperceptions.
Source: Dream Lover Incorporated, http://www.dreamloverinc.com
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-tracks prices on items and alerts you when the price drops!
-scans store circulars each week in all 50 states so you can find sales at your local store!
-will help you fing coupon codes for discounts on online purchases!
We have gone from spending about $20 a month on laundry detergent to $3.00 a month!! It is a snap to make- I keep it on the stove while doing other things around the house! **The first time you make it, I recommend keeping a close watch on the stove, until you get the hang of the temperatures and times needed.....
( I use whatever soap I have on hand, and have noticed no difference- great way to use up those soap scraps!)
***Click on title to be taken directly to recipe page***
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
07/27/2009 by parabook
PERSONAL NOTE : A few weeks back I posted a video of a Larry King CNN Special on Michael Jackson that many thought ( and many still do think ) contained a scene in which the spirit of Michael himself can be seen. Larry King and his crew explained the supposed spirit sighting as a trick of light in which a crewmember had cast a shadow onto a distant wall . The video below was just brought to my attention. It was posted at YouTube by a 44 year old Canadian that goes by the username of CCPaintball. He recorded the live broadcast and later as his friend watched it he found more strange occurrences in the video. CCPaintball says that the scene he found the new anomaly in can only be found in the original live broadcast and that in later re-broadcasts the scene has been strangely cut out. This is a fact I cannot verify as true or false since I did not see the original live version or any of the re-broadcasts. I leave it up to each of you as to your thoughts.
Donald Ryles PhD
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Although I AM a mom, I do not want this to become the run-of-the-mill "mom blog"!
There are so many otherwise useless tips, tricks, recipes and tweaks in my mind, that I figured, maybe someone would find them useful, simply divine, or just need a laugh! ....
Push, push,push......the birth of Eclectic Potions and Notions!