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March 7, 2009

Daylight Saving Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Joe De Luca @ 9:38 pm

Hey everybody let’s not forget to fast forward our clocks in a few hours. Or, heck, you can do it now, what’s the difference. Personally I’m sick and tired of this bullshit.
I say lets stay on standard time, or daylight saving time, or double daylight saving time, and let’s stick with that.
Switching every six months just disrupts our circadian rhythms. Not to mention the effort of changing the time on our clocks, watches, and miscellaneous gadgets.
How about having a national referendum on this? I would love not having to deal with clock changing anymore.


December 13, 2008

Honey and Cinnamon Remedies

Filed under: Health, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 9:09 pm

Honey and Cinnamon seem to be the remedy for everything. They are the Batman and Robin of the natural cures world. Some of the things that they cure are: hair loss, hearing loss, halitosis, heart disease, pimples, bladder infections, heart disease, insect bites, arthritis, tooth ache, infertility, upset stomach, gas, indigestion, fatigue, cancer, colds, influenza, etc.. And they also help with longevity, the immune system, and weight loss.

Note that the honey has to be raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized.

Ceylon Cinnamon is the true cinnamon. Its botanical name is Cinnamomum zeylanicum.

September 14, 2008

Why Is This Happening To Me…Again?!

Filed under: Health, Religion, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 2:58 pm

Why Is This Happening To Me…Again?!…and What You Can Do About It! – by Michael Ryce

Why isn’t this book required reading?

The mind, aka “the great deceiver”, let’s us see and experience what we unconsciously believe. In other words, our realities, or perceived realities, are based on our ingrained belief systems. The good news is that we control our own thoughts, and thus can re-program those beliefs and hence our realities.

I recommend this book to everyone. It’s an easy, quick, must read.

July 11, 2008

Cloud Wall Picture

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 12:59 pm

Picture taken yesterday of fast approaching weather pattern. Just seconds before getting drenched with cold rain.  This was taken with my brand new digital camera: HP Photosmart Mz67 at  only 2MP resolution.

Cloud Wall Picture

Cloud Wall Picture

June 26, 2008

Funny of the Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 10:54 am

I’m sure you bilingual enthusiasts out there in tv-land will appreciate this:

Try pronouncing the Italian phrase “al sole”, meaning “in the sun”, in English. The result is quite comical.

June 8, 2008

Bird Attack

Filed under: Ecology, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Joe De Luca @ 6:11 pm

So I was enjoying my quasi-daily run today… when suddenly I hear, very close to the back of my head, the fluttering of a bird. I figured that it was simply a low flying bird. I glanced back to survey the situation, and what do I see? A pissed off oriole (or at least I think it was an oriole) hovering a couple feet above my coconut. It swooped two, three, or four times millimeters from me. I can’t say for sure how many times…I was just too busy politely yelling out a few choice words, in combination with swatting my t-shirt at the creature, and of course moving away.

The whole incident lasted just several seconds, however it was a pretty scary experience. The whole time I was thinking of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”, and I was I also saying to myself “Dude, you outweigh this little bogger by a couple thousand ounces, stop acting like a school-aged girl”.

I managed to escape unscathed. Thankfully!

So what actually happened? Why did the oriole attack? A few possible reasons:

  • It was possibly protecting its nest, or territory.
  • It’s used to being fed by humans. When it saw me, it expected to be fed. This was how the birds in “The Birds” were trained to attack.

Another thing to note. This incident occurred under high-voltage power lines. Is there any chance that the electromagnetic field somehow disturbed the birds navigation skills?

February 19, 2008

Presidential Family Tree and the Windsor Connection

It may be a shock to some, but the reality is that most United States of America presidents have a genealogical connection to the British royal family, or other European monarchies. Even the “unbiased” mainstream media has reported that Barack Obama and Dick Cheney are not so distant cousins. We also know that Obama and George Bush are cousins, and the same with Bush and Cheney.

We know that the people don’t choose the president or vice-president. Our trusted presidential electors have the privilege of doing that, with the help of our infamous electoral college and duopoly system. Can we say, without sounding like crackpots, that our leaders are chosen by birth, not by ballot?

Royal Presidents

December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

Filed under: Politics, Religion, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 10:36 pm

Which greeting do you prefer? And, is there really a difference between the two?

Is this a case of religious fanaticism vs secularization, or simple etymological ambiguity? Some people are offended when they hear Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas, depending on their ideological leanings.

The word Christmas comes from Christ’s Mass, or the mass of Christ. Pagan origins. Holidays is a corruption of Holy Days. In its current use Holidays has a commercial connotation, but the same could be said for Christmas.

The bottom line is that both terms could be religious or irreligious, depending on intent. Happy Holidays does not replace Merry Christmas, it is simply a collective term for the Holidays, which happen to include Christmas day.

Care2 poll

December 15, 2007

Substance Abuse in Sports

It’s been a couple days since the Mitchell Report was released, and I’ve been doing some thinking. What can we, as a society, do to solve the substance abuse problem in professional sports? The pessimistic answer is that as long as there is money involved there will be corruption, period. In sports that translates into cheating. So in other words, no matter what penalties are imposed, or what tests are given, some athletes will continue to cheat, and some of them will find a way to beat the system.

The optimistic answer is that we can make a difference. One of the best measures of being heard is by boycotting. Simply stop going to games, stop watching games on tv, stop purchasing apparel and other merchandise of your drugged-up heroes, aka cheaters. This not only goes for baseball, but for all professional sports.

Sport is about fairness. Athletes who take artificial substances, besides ruining their health, are creating an uneven playing field. It is not fair for the honest, hard-working, clean athletes. Cheaters, whether they ingest, inject, or inhale any artificial agent or substance should be thrown out of their respective league. They should also be ineligible for the Hall-of-Fame. (by the way let’s put Pete Rose in the Hall…but that’s a whole different post).

December 10, 2007

Craigslist vs FreeSharing Network

Filed under: Ecommerce, Economy, Society, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 8:52 pm

When it comes to free recycling portals, FreeSharing Network beats Craigslist hands down.

With Craigslist, there are so many people who simply don’t show up or don’t respond to your emails. That’s because, you don’t need to be signed-in to use their website.

With Freesharing, which by the way works with Yahoo Groups, people need to be registered. That translated into a higher conversion rate. Less no-shows, and less no-responses.

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