Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Story of Peng Shuilin

In life we keep complaining about what is or why we don’t have. Half the time we seem dissatisfied, though full-bodied and free to choose. Fat people say,”I want to be slim.” Skinny people say,”I want to be fatte
r.” Poor people want to be rich and rich are never satisfied with what they have.

PENG Shuilin is 78cms high. He was born in Hunan Province , China . In 1995, in Shenzhen, a freight truck sliced his body in half. His lower body and legs were beyond repair. Surgeons sewed up his torso. Peng Shuilin, spent nearly two years in hospital in Shenzhen, southern China, undergoing a series of operations to re-route nearly every major organ or system inside his body. Peng kept exercising his arms, building up strength, washing his face and brushing his teeth.

He survived against all odds.

Considering Peng’s plight, doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing devised an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body, with two bionic legs attached.

You have a whole body. You have feet. Now you have met a man who has no feet. His life is a feat of endurance, a triumph of the human spirit in overcoming extreme adversity. Next time you want to complain about something trivial, don’t. Remember Peng Shulin instead. ©

Master Admin III
that is what is called a real human being someone who's not afraid of who they are| That is determinati0n to live that life is significant no matter what.|freackin amazing..! Salute. Salute. But, how is he able to urinate and uhm, u know?| Real inspiring story and it makes you stop all the complaining over trivial stuff.|a salute to this guy! an awesome human strength & determination to continue his life:)| Praise God for his survival and praise to the doctors who performed this miraculous lfe-saving surgery!|You never realize how blessed you are till you see someone like this. God bless him!!


The definition of a parasite is "an organism that spends a significant portion of its life in or on the living tissue of a host organism and which causes harm to the host without immediately killing it." Parisitol
ogy is the study of parasites.

The definition of a parasite sounds like a perfect description of what government has become. The political class, its cronies and its dependents are parasites. The host is the productive sector of the economy. One lives at the expense of the other. One is "taking," the other "making."

Thomas Jefferson observed:

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. ... I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

More than 150 years ago, Frederic Bastiat commented on what he saw happening in France:

It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder. This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds.

Even the fall of Rome, widely attributed to "bread and circuses," attracted Will Rogers' attention:

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?"

The parasite-host analogy would seem to be a reasonable basis for a general theory explaining the rise and fall of civilizations. Assuming someone has not already milked it, it could make an interesting dissertation topic. However, in most academic settings implicating the State in the failure of civilizations could jeopardize your career.

Politicians, unlike actual parasites, generally understand the ramifications of decisions. Other than those with IQs below room temperature (make your own estimate of how many that be), politicians know the precarious condition of the host.

Is it rational for an understanding parasite to destroy the host upon which it feeds? After all, if the host dies, so do the parasites.

Self-interest in government is especially troublesome because constraints imposed by markets are absent in government.

Those in power are constrained only by the laws they impose upon themselves and periodic ballot box judgments. The power of incumbency suggests the latter is of limited effect. If self-interest conflicts with public service and laws are ineffective, self-interest is served.

Non-economist David Brin suggests politicians have less character than the average citizen. He attributes this to a perverse self-selection process:

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.

Albert J. Nock preceded David Brin and was even more damning in his assessment of the political class:

Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class

If Public Choice theory is valid (and it is), how does one explain the unwillingness of the political class to save the host? When the host dies, so do the parasites. Do we have an instance here where politicians are not acting in their own self-interest?

The answer is that political parasites are acting rationally by allowing the host to perish. The key to understanding this anomaly is that curing the host would require radical medicine in the form of massive spending cuts. These cuts would require dismantling of various entitlements and much of the welfare state. Even with this medicine, it might be too little, too late to succeed.

The reason that the cure will not even be tried is that any attempt to do so would be politically fatal for whoever proposed it. Voters believe that government is the source of free goodies. Too many believe they are entitled to be supported by government. Anyone proposing meaningful spending cuts would likely be subjected to political execution at the earliest election.

Nothing is more valued to the political mind than attaining and retaining office. That is why the debt ceiling deal was such a fraud. Neither party pushed for meaningful spending cuts. Both postured for voters. Both wanted a new credit card and got the largest one ever issued.

Political parasites rationally chose to continue the plunder and exploitation knowing that it ensured long-term death of the host. In classic Keynesian short-termism ("in the long-run we are all dead"), politicians chose to remain in the trough to continue feeding on the host.

The decision to destroy the host may not seem rational to the rest of us, but it is clearly in the best interest of the current parasites. Death for them at some future uncertain date is a better than death at the next election. They chose what was in their best interest but not the country's.

Until the host dies, the current parasites will exploit for as long as they can. They have chosen a form of Kevorkian economics, managed suicide for the host economy. Unlike Kevorkian, they intend to keep the host alive as long as possible enabling them to maximize their time in the trough.

The rest of us will be left to pick up the pieces when the collapse occurs. The parasites will be dead in a political sense but likely living in a different country.

By Monty Pelerin

-Charles (m.a I)
  Million true!
That's why i started to invent a pesticide that illuminate our politicians... Hehe..|
My understanding of politics and politicians is to plan, scheme and manipulate situations to benefit oneself. So you're right on target with this :3| indeed perfect adjective..:D share it for more.. blood suckers!!!| but its the voters who produce these parasites| but we don't have any choice to choose.. If we don't vote it is an illegal when it comes to their law.. Ryt?| Haha, maybe we need to choose the less bloodsucking politician. :|Time to give the power back to the people.| but we still patronizing this parasite during election...because of money...they bribe us... how could we elimanate this parasites in our society...they bloom like lilys in the pond....| bt how can we IDENTIFY POLITICIANS who are more CONCERN of d PEOPLE and not of THEIR SELF-INTEREST???~it's ALL bcoz of ds so-called MONEY!
GOOD GUYS tend to become BAD PARASITES! tsk. .tsk. .|

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Horrific Whale Slaughter in Faroe Islands - GOING ON RIGHT NOW

150 Pilot Whales murdered in just one day!!!

Hundreds of pilot whales are slaughtered every year on the Faroe Islands, a small group of islands north of Europe. Faroe men go out with boats to drive these animals into a fjord using nets to block their way back to sea. The whales then beach themselves, or are pulled ashore with a blunt hook lodged in their blowholes. Once beached and defenceless these whales are killed by having their spinal cords and major blood vessels cut. It can take up to three and a half minutes for a whale to eventually die.

The Faroese people consider the hunt an important part of their culture and history. We say ENOUGH!

Please SIGN & SHARE the petition demanding an end to this annual massacre:
sory for my english but apart from the hunt on them, tradition like these wont help them to survive... The lands which you seak of can imort meat or fish... but not whales !!!! unless you wanna say to your grandchildren, here... the elephant is the biggest animal on Earth... You can call it whatever you want but WE are nature and we have control... Don't be small minded, it has nothing to do with vegatariens... | I never said those WEREN'T mammals. HENCE the reason I didn't use them when I made my comment. It has nothing to do with my opinion. It has to do with you trying to be some kind of smart ass because I don't agree with YOU. I said plain and simple, if you don't like it? Don't share it, or sign the petition. If that makes it seem like I'm some kind of dick?then so be it. I never said people couldn't have a different opinion than mine.. sooo..... yeah...... uh...hmm. | the one who is really ignorant are the f* people on this picture, ignorant about the lives that they are killing :'( I will sign | chickens are birds and cows pigs and the rest are breed in captivity as a food source!!!!!!!!!11 these whales are blood wild and supposed to be free u dumb ass | Horrific meat slaughter going on all over the world - just because these are whales are their lives more meaningful than cows, pigs, chickens and all other animals that are slaughtered for food and other necessities - ps I am not a vegetarian | Okay, enough of this "Why should I care about an animal?" crap. Even if you don't give a rat's ass about wildlife or the environment as a whole, we rely on the survival of other animals. We're just as much a part of the food chain as those whales. Whales eat smaller fish, and without the whales, those fish overpopulate. If those fish overpopulate, their prey die out, and so on, which eventually affects fishing patterns for humans. Contrary to popular belief, caring about the environment is not only moral, but necessary. | these are barbaric traditions | It's a good point David, but unles you extend that to all animals i have to take issue with the thinking behind it. Pilot whales are not endangered, they are, in this instance at least, not hunted on an industrial level and the faroese only kill what they need need, to eat.
In fact were we to consume fish in the same sustainable way there wouldn't be the issue with overfishing we have today. So again, vegans aside- no-one has a right to judge.
The fact is were they to import ALL their food tehy wouldn't be able to exist and would face either leaving the islands, or starving.
I would argue it's small minded to think it's ok to eat 'traditional' meat (especially from industrialised farms) like lamb, but not to catch a wild animal and eat it, just because then you have to see pictures like this. What do you think an abattoir looks like inside? |
Oh well... My last name is Vodka at the moment... I'm proud to see the world as it is even when I'm drunk as fuck... Most of us will never see it allthough they like this page... They feel like the rulers of the world while they know shit... If they don't even understand the problem here which is about whales... What can you expect than? | Ignoring your inability to express your self without resorting to ad hominem attacks; so we shouldn't eat game (rabbit, boar, venison etc) then, according to your 'thinking', or fish for that matter...
Not only that, but i take it you're one of those that, quite guilt free, will pay £2 for a chicken, or £3 for pork chops, or eat at McDonalds, ignoring the fact that it's only that cheap because those animals lived in such squalid, disgusting conditions?
And there, we have an almost text book example of hypocrisy. |
omg i have never been so angry at a picture!!!!! grrrrrrrrrr this is why i hate humanity we just meaninglessly butcher everything beautiful wake the fuck up you heartless evil people, we are meant to protect our world not fucking destroy it | my point isn't that this is ok, my point is, how can this be considered worse than modern industrialised farming techniques?
Yes these animals suffer, and no they shouldn't.
But they suffer for 3 minutes. Some of the beef, or lamb, or pork some here will happily eat has suffered anywhere from 6 weeks (chicken) up to 2 years (beef) living in such appalling conditions that they have to be fed antibiotics just to fend off the infections they'd otherwise be riddled with. the only difference is the meat these people eat daily has its (literally life long) suffering nicely tucked away in what we laughably call farms, out of sight, out of mind. If you can't kill it yourself, don't eat it.
In the spirit of this page, don't believe/disbelieve me how your meat is raised- research it. |
There is a difference between killin' for food & survivin'...& just butcherin' an animal for the hell of it....This isn't bein done because one has to eat...this is done because it's a cultural event....This is disgustin'..& to defend this act of butchery & slaughter is just as twisted as the ppl ridin' the bodies of these dead whales!! | "It has to do with you trying to be some kind of smart ass because I don't agree with YOU."
Not trying to be anything other than objective, which you are clear
ly struggling with.
I'm quoting you now:
NOT citations. I understand the importance of FACTS (and obviously citations are important to prove them), but a lot of the time here I am looking for YOUR OPINIONS"
I've done nothing other than this. You don't want them, or have difficulty reading them, don't ask for people's opinions, and certainly don't start accusing them of trying to be smart asses, or resorting to other childish name calling. If i'm annoying you, i'll leave. That's fine, but you should perhaps edit your "about me" section as it's clearly not the case what is currently written there.
Not trolling, not meaning to annoy anyone, just doing what i thought this page was for. Clearly i was mistaken. All the best |
I'm pretty sure I'm aware of what I said to you, and what this page is about.. but thanks for bringing it to my attention. Maybe if you should perhaps edited your approach instead of your comments?....And asking someone if a cow is a reptile? Is being a smart ass.. just saying. Feel free to do as you wish. Notice - you're the only one I'm speaking to on this whole post? I obviously don't have problems with opinions. PLEASE think before you speak to me.. ty. | OH and this is what my issue is with killing whales. Pig - 25 years
Cow - 20 years
Chicken 3-6 years
Sheep 10-12 years
Whale 40-200 years |
I think, Nicole, that you would be better reading through the chain of messages we have exchanged and perhaps they will make more sense (reference my comment on chickens- you may not have meant to but your message appeared to relate to something i'd posted about chicken).
Ultimately i suspect we share an opinion on this matter but it's being expressed differently. I'm not saying this slaughter is ok, I'm saying it's no worse than intensive/battery farming.
Either way, this is obviously winding you up, and it wasn't my intention, so i'm out. | 
Some Countries have been cuttin' the clitorisis of young children & sellin' some as sex slaves thru the black market for years...but it doesn't make it right! | Oh well some people will never understand... Isn't this why you made this page? When they are even blind after looking and reading about this lovely red coloured things.... Well give up and use your energy for people who have an open mind. | This is for food.This is a harvest.Im sure they aren't laughing.We have K-9 teeth.We also have herbivore molars as well.These are the cards we were delt in this life.Eat ,live and enjoy. | Mother Nature will have her revenge justice is slow in the world especially when nature is the victim but eventually human beings will pay for their gross excess eventually I can o... | There are written records of this happening since 1584 -- this is a cultural event that helps to feed many people. while the pictures are explicit -- are they any more graphic than what happens to the cows that become our steaks? | Whales r not fish they r warm blooded mammals just like us they deserve to be alive just like us they r intelligant and lovely creatures of this earth  | This is horrific,We should start to sign petitions for the unlawful slaughter of humans too,that goes on by the millions only by a few for no reason! | -- FB Comments -- 

Finger Monkey: The Smallest True Monkey.

The pygmy marmoset or dwarf monkey (Cebuella pygmaea) is a quadrupedal New World monkey native to the rainforest understories of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and northern Bolivia, with an altitudinal range of 200 to 940 m.It is most common in river edge forests, but also can be found in secondary forest and moderately disturbed forest.The pygmy marmoset has been viewed as somewhat different from typical marmosets, most of which are classified in the genera Callithrix and Mico, and thus is accorded its own genus, Cebuella within the family Callitrichidae. Pygmy marmosets live 11-12 years in the wild, but in zoos, they live into their early twenties.

It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey, with its body length ranging from 14 to 16 centimetres (5.5 to 6.3 in) (excluding the 15-to-20-centimetre (5.9 to 7.9 in) tail). Males weigh around 140 grams (4.9 oz), and females only 120 grams (4.2 oz). Nicknames for this monkey often refer to its diminutiveness, for example: mono de bolsillo ("pocket monkey"), leoncito ("little lion").

Look at the soul in those eyes.| Mountain lion Tamarins are now endangered species.|

Ammonite: The Animal that Transforms into a Gemstone

More than 65 million years ago lived a squid like animal in the deep oceans. This was an animal called ammonite, it had a thin shell that with polishing becomes one of the rarest gemstones on earth. Ammolite is made from the fossilized remains of these shells, brought to light after millions of years.

Ammolite is almost opal like in its iridescent colors and found mostly in the Rocky Mountains of North America. A biogenic gemstone, because it comes from organic matter (like amber or pearls), it was given official gemstone status in 1981.

Unlike opal, or other gemstones, the play of its colors comes from interference with light rebounding from layers of tiny plates. The ammloite is extremely thin, often showing a dragon skin appearance or shattering due to the pressure of sediment it has been lying in. Rarely is a complete ammolite shell found, most of the time it is just smaller amounts of the aragonite that formed the shell that is mined. Totally smooth ammolite comes from layers buried much deeper underground.

It is called Buffalo Stone by the Blackfeet tribe, believed to draw the buffalo towards the hunt, and is also thought by them to have healing powers. More recently, Feng Shui practitioners have promoted it as having the power to enhance well-being.

A wondrous gem, it blazes with fire and life even though the animal that created it is long dead, having become extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs. Blues and purples are the rarest colors as they come from much deeper in the mines and sediment layers and are also the thinnest of all ammolites.

In jewelry, rings made from ammolite are rare because the delicacy of the gemstone makes it more suitable for use in pendants, earrings and brooches. Often you will find the pieces as doublets where some of the material it is found in is either left behind on the back or added to it, giving it more stability and in some cases depth. Triplets are the least valuable – that is when a convex layer of synthetic quartz or clear material is laid on top of the ammolite, further protecting it.

When I die , I want my remains to turn into gold or diamond......|AWESOME-- I hope that squids today can turn itself into black diamonds.| I've watched a program here in korea featuring ammolites from the himalayan mountains...but the above's rarest of its kind!


Malachite has a long history with the Egyptian cultures going as far back as 4000 B.C.. The ancient Egyptians obtained their malachite from the Sinai peninsula and used it most often in amulets and statues. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead it is said that the goddess of the sky "drops stars on the earth in the shape of green stones."

The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler's vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council.

there is an ancient Russian legend that says anyone who drinks from a goblet made of malachite will have the power to understand the language of the animals bestowed upon him.

One other unique use for this stone for face adornment. The stone was ground to a fine powder and Egyptian woman used it as eye makeup to paint their eyelids and eyelashes.

Malachite is often referred to as the Peacock Stone, as it was considered sacred to the goddess Juno, whose sacred bird was the peacock; as well, the eye like pattern within the stone resembles the eye like pattern on peacock feathers.

Gods creation is more beautiful than man. :)| Malachites stone drop from the sky through the head of a peacock,, that's why, that animal turned into a color green. Hehe.. Funny story from funny comics.|it's not a "new breed" gemstone. it has been there since the egyptian civilization. it's just now,that we noticed those.|


Water is one of the sources of life and one of substances that kill fire. But believe it or not, the town of Sta. Barbara in central Iloilo has been gaining attention because of its “burning” and, yes, drinking water the folks have been fetching on its “flaming” faucets.

The pressurized free-flowing water, when sparked by a match or lighter, catches fire enough to light a cigarette. On instances, the water flows from the faucet with bubbles, and one only have to do proper timing to ignite it when the bubbles disappear, shared Ken Junsay of Iloilo Tour Guides Cooperative (I-Guides).

Junsay said they are introducing the “flaming” faucet located inside the campus of Sta. Barbara Central Elementary School (SBCES) as a point of interest to tourists and visitors.

Word of mouth has it that “it is methane gas that causes poso water to burn.”

Catch this hot topic on Jessica Soho tonight.

Coal seam gas mining does this as well.| which means the water was exposed to many chemicals and substances. for all we know, this could contain a pint of kerosene, acid rain, ethyl or transparent chemicals.| I just waiting for someone to say its holy| the land is toxicated by some factories nearby..| I believe this is also called "tubig nga pula" or "red water" because of the color. (kindly correct me if i'm wrong.) In 1995, there are 3 locations of these spring water accessible to the public. These were made to provide free and safe drinking water to the towns folk during that time. It's a lifesaving water sources during el nino or dry seasons. The water taken in these 3 different locations vary in intensity of the color (reddish yellow), which is equivalent to the mineral content dissolved in the water. They say "It's better than the typically bought mineral water." It does have a distinctive aftertaste. That is due to the minerals dissolved in it. The government officials of sta. barbara already had these spring water tested before, around 1980s - 90s. That's why it was famed as "the safest water" in the island. I'm not sure nowadays though... Hope this could help.| You can find it also at kabankalan city, negros occ. people has been using it for many years,| for more than a hundred years people drink that water and they have long life thats my hometown|


A unique and unusual dive site off the coast of Key Largo, Florida has been drawing attention and attracting thousands of Scuba divers and snorkelers alike for more than just its reef and marine life. In the midst of this dive site, a spectacular bronze sculpture of Jesus Christ stands 81/2 feet tall in 25 feet of water with a grandeur like no other. Christ’s arms raised toward
s the surface in a pose offering peace, the underwater statue has a presence that has made it one of the most famous and visited underwater sites on Earth.

Created by Guido Galletti, the original “Il Cristo degli Abissi” or ‘Christ of the Abyss’ was made after an idea from Italian swimmer / diver Duilio Marcante. The First statue was placed near the spot where Dario Gonzatti, the first Italian to use SCUBA gear, died in 1947. Placed in 1954, this Statue of Christ is located in the Mediterranean sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera, where it still stands today.
The Second statue cast from the same mold was placed underwater off the coast of St George in the Caribbean. The Third Christ sculpture presented to the Underwater Society of America in New York in 1962 is the one that lies in Dry Rocks, around six miles North east of Key Largo in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Florida.

Also known as ‘Christ of the Deep’ the 400 pound statue attached to a 20,000 pound concrete base, stands in a shallow reef and has splendid and massive brain coral formations flanking it’s surroundings. The sandy clearing it lies in is home to large spotted Eagle Rays and Southern Stingrays, while it’s base is encrusted with flat coral and sponges.

One of the most heavily visited underwater structures of all times, the Christ dive site is very popular location for underwater weddings and nearly 200 couples say (or write) their “I do’s” here each year. However popular for good reason, the site can be a bit cumbersome to dive because of how shallow the water can be. A caution to fellow divers who wish to dive here, is a need to exercise good buoyancy control and not use your buoyancy compensators as much to avoid bumping into the coral. The tell tales signs of significant damage site has experienced from incompetent divers and snorkelers who stand on or touch the corals is clear and if proper care isn’t taken the site just won’t be the same for very long.

A true Jubilee for the divers, the Christ of Abyss is a must-dive site , if you can over come the crowd of snorkelers and divers present at any time. A spectacle that can only be experienced and not described, the Christ statue has a presence underwater which can be felt when you dive there.

I want to dive into that place. :) I love you Christ.| I scuba dived there and I even have a picture to prove it|
one of my dream dive sites|I've this close & personal...on the plaque by his feet there is a dedication to some1 named not the Dr & don't try to hug him as he is covered in fire coral which when touched by bare skin feels like a thousand burning needles shooting into you...btw|ndeed bermuda triangle is true. it is a fact. the issue is whether the mysteries attributed to the are true.|

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