Saturday, 10 November 2012

Feathered Serpent and more adoptable Kitties!

Well I finished the book “Feathered Serpent 2012” by Junius Podrug.  I really loved this book, it was a different adventure then I expected, from today to the past and back again.  It always amazes me when I read something like this.  How do they dream this stuff up?  Almost makes you believe that it is possible.

I have to admit I have always had a weakness for science fiction and ancient cultures, especially the Aztecs.

This book lures you in and then it I as if you can’t read fast enough to find out what is going to happen next.  Every character seems so real, and you can see how it is possible for them to really exist, in our world, how circumstances of today could create them. The character Tah-Heen was brilliantly written and I love the way he describes today’s world, it is so believable, and insightful.

The disaster that brings everyone together was fantastic and imaginative.  This guy really thinks outside the box! Of course, now I will have to read his other books now. J

There was a point in the book when I thought I would have to stop and read an earlier book, Dark Passage, but soon realized it was not necessary to the story.

And as it turns out the story is completely over.  There is yet another adventure head for Tah, Caden and Holt.  So when it comes out (I can’t seem to find it) I will read it!

Here are some sites about Junius Podrug and his books.

Now, here are some more kitties for the Cat Adoption Centre at the Seaway Mall.  If you don’t live here maybe you can find a new friend in your area, using

She has been here awhile and is really looking for a forever home.  She is friendly and beautiful.



Now can you please share, maybe someone in my area will see them and pick one up. J

Thanks for dropping by, please share so people can see the Kitties.
Alice M

Friday, 9 November 2012

What! He's Pregnant?

Hi again!  Just saw something on the news.  Something I have never heard of before.  Was quite interesting, you may have heard about it but I bet there are a few who haven’t.  This story has two points that I would like to bring to your attention.  1 is that the internet can actually help those who use it and 2 it really isn't a bad idea for men (and boys) to take a pregnancy test.  Yep I said men!

There was a story on the local news of a teenage boy jokingly taking a pregnancy.  The joke it seems on him, it said he was pregnant!  Now he knew he wasn't which is a good thing but also had a down side.

He was a cartoonist and decided to right / draw a cartoon of his reaction and post it, this turned in to the good part about the internet.

He posted his comic on Reddit under "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu" subreddit – a section of the site dedicated to rage comics, a genre of storytelling using a set of pre-drawn faces to express emotion. (Rage Comics | Know Your Meme).  A few people saw it and realized what the test could mean and informed him to be checked out.

It seems that besides being able to predict pregnancy by detecting a hormone called Beta-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), this hormone is also produced by certain testicular cancers.  So although he is not pregnant he does have testicular cancer. The good news is that he caught it early, which means his chances are very good!  The five-year survival rate for testicular cancer is 99 percent if the cancer hasn't metastasized [(meh-TAS-tuh-size) To spread from one part of the body to another. When cancer cells metastasize and form secondary tumors, the cells in the metastatic tumor are like those in the original (primary) tumor], so here's hoping this guy has a long, healthy, life.

Here are some more links about this subject. 
Internet flags Hamilton man's pregnancy test result as cancer

Thanks for stopping by J
Alice M

Thursday, 8 November 2012

More talking kitties

Ok a few more videos for now.  I love these, there are two talking kitties I follow, N2 and Sylvester.  Today will introduce you to Sylvester.  There is a dog, Shelby and another cat, Gibson.  These are funny too but would advise that you view before letting kids watch this one.  Sometimes there is swearing and I believe it is geared to adults.

This one is called:  Talking Kitty Cat - Dogs Can't Talk

and this one is called:  Talking Kitty Cat 21 - Free Dog

I love how these guys play with there cats/ pets.  Here are their pages.  Sylvester the talking kitty likers , Steve Cash ( stevecash83 ), and

And one more from N2 and Kona:  N2 the Talking Cat S2 Ep16 Classic Cat

Thanks will be back later with my opinion on Feathered Serpent by Junius Podrug (should finish sometime tonight).

Alice M

A Few PICS :)

A quick note here, are some neat pictures I found at

In my blog "OK The Bra thing again!" on November 5, 2012 many of the links that I posted (and some I didn't) made a reference to a book, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.  Since I never read the book I didn't put it in my blog.  For those interested it is available as a regular book and as an eBook. 

I have decided to read it and will put it in my budget for next week, (I will wait to get book 5, I believe the last book of  the Seekers Series in two weeks).   I try and buy at least 1 book every 2 weeks, usually ends up as 1 book and 1 eBook. :)

see you soon :)
Alice M

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Parental Control PART 2

Ok for Window XP, I couldn't install the Parental Controls from Microsoft, they don’t really have any, just the basic internet option settings for this windows.   Every time I tried to download the program (they have now) on their site it wasn't compatible with my PC.  They did have instructions on how to install it but just seemed easier to use something else.

I was able to install one of the programs I found the other night, k9webprotectionIt wasn't hard to set up, and it did offer protection for IPhone's,  IPod's,  IPad's and/or Android. It was easy to use but I did notice there wasn't remote access like the other but did offer daily emails.  Although it was fairly easy to use I couldn't figure out how to set it up on just the kid’s user accounts.  It would send alerts on who ever used the computer.

The others I found that said “free” where not free only free 15 days etc.  Very disappointing. Sometimes you downloaded before it told you. And one asked for my phone number and I didn't go any further.  Why would they need my phone number? 

The other one I installed came from CNet called Verity Free Parental ControlSoftware.  It is also free and was easy to install.  It was similar to the K9, they were almost the same, little differences.  Verity did not offer protection for Android.  But you could turn this one off so adults can use it only if you had the password.

The others I found that said “free” where not free only free 15 days etc.  Very disappointing. Sometimes you downloaded before it told you. And one asked for my phone number and I didn’t go any further.  Why would they need my phone number?

I do have Parental Controls with my service provider and they are pretty good and easily combined with the software I found online.  So my Notebook with Window XP will be safe.  Although I have decided to put the one I installed on my Laptop, Qustodio, on my Notebook, I like the idea of being able to monitor from someplace else.  It also offered to monitor only the kid’s user profiles, a plus. J 

These I got from BlackCats are Good Luck. J

Thanks for your time! come back soon,
Alice M

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A Smile for You :)

Saw this had to share.  It is from  Susan Parker

Thanks see you soon,
Alice M

Blaming rape Victims? That just isn't right!!!!

Hi just a quick note.  Still working on parental controls 2, almost done installing software on Windows XP, but that is my next blog.  I saw a twitter today that really upset me.

I couldn't believe what I was reading and thought I misunderstood.  That was until I read the article.  This article was dated today and I don’t believe what it said.  I know that things today are bad but I really thought that in the more developed countries we were making some process in educating people on whose fault rape is.  NOT THE VICTIM!!!! 

How can any lawyer use an excuse as blaming a 12 year old for her own physical abuse as a defense for what teachers did to her?  Really I would like to hear an answer, I cannot think of any answer they could possibly give as acceptable.  Do they really believe this?  Is this what we want to teach our young??  It is the victims fault??  That it is okay to put aside your own beliefs so that a client can win a case??  No wonder our young people think they can do whatever they want.  Look at the examples that are put in front of them!

This article states, here better yet read this article dated today.

By Ian Millhiser on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Two teachers at Moraga middle school in northern California sexually abused Kristen Cunnane in the 1990s. One, former P.E. teacher Julie Correa, received an eight year sentence for committing multiple sex crimes against Cunnane. The other, former science teacher Daneil Witters, committed suicide after several students came forward with allegations against him in 1996.
Now an adult, Cunnane filed a lawsuit against the school district that employed these two teachers, seeking compensation for being raped and abused for several years. In response to her legal complaint, the district offered a surprising defense:

Defendants allege that Plaintiff was herself careless and negligent in and about the matters alleged in the complaint, and that said carelessness and negligence on said Plaintiff’s part proximately contributed to the happenings of the incident and to the injuries, loss and damages complained of, if any there were . . . .

[Alternatively, d]efendants allege that Plaintiff was herself responsible for the acts and damages of which she claims herein, and by reason thereof is estopped from obtaining any damages as result thereof.

Just in case this dry legal language is not clear, the school district claims that Cunnane was “herself responsible” for the fact that she was repeatedly sexually abused by her school teachers, beginning at age 12. Or, just in case a jury won’t buy that claim, that she was “careless and negligent” in the matter of her own rape.

To be fair, the most likely explanation for how the school district could have come to make such a claim is more of an indictment of the district’s lawyers than of its administrators. The school district’s legal filing is almost entirely boilerplate language of the kind that careless attorneys might copy and paste into a document without considering its implications — or its likely emotional impact on a child sex abuse victim. The district, however, is not apologizing for its claims. Instead, it released a statement claiming that “this is a significant case that could have serious consequences for our school district. . . . As a result, at this point in the proceedings we have an obligation not to waive any potential legal lines of defense.”

Sometimes I swear we are taking a step backwards nor forward. :(

Thanks back in awhile,
Alice M

Monday, 5 November 2012

OK The Bra thing again!

Hello!  I was going to do part 2 of parental controls using my notebook with Windows XP.  Well found the power cord finally (didn't realize how long it has been since I used it).  So updating the programs and defragmenting, so I am sorry but will be writing part 2 tomorrow. Also just a note about password; if you even think they might know your password, change it.  You can also check your own history to see if they were on there. Plus I did notice that some of the parental control programs offer cell phone protection too, so if your child has a cell phone(or your planning to get them one) check to see if the carrier offers parental controls and if they work with others you can add for more protection.

I did find something good to write about for tonight though. :)

A little while ago, October 22, 2012, I wrote a post called “Bra or not to Bra?Yes I said Bra!”  A friend of mine found an article about women who were overweight had higher chances of breast cancer.  And of course these women would where bras more.

So I decided to do a little surfing and found some articles on the bra issue.
Surprise for me found one link led me to an article that said:

 Antiperspirants?  Wow that was new to me! LOL!  Now when I first read the article and decided to put it on my blog it was because I found it interesting, and still do.  Look what I am learning!

Now from what I have read all more or less agree that bras aren't the cause of cancer.  Well I think we knew that. The idea that bras my cut off lymphatic drainage(which I can gather this body fluid actually travels up and out of the armpits, guess that is where the deodorant comes in), seems to be intriguing but from what I could gather that problem can be solved with a proper fitting bra. 

I did find one site that didn't deny or confirm anything and I will put the link here because it is also interesting and touches on a few different myths.  It is:  Factors That Do Not Increase Risk.

I like this one from The New York Times, Science, Published: February 15, 2010:  In his answer he said: “...and colleagues compared National Cancer Institute data on breast cancer risk for women treated for melanoma who had several underarm lymph nodes removed and those who did not. The surgery, which is known to block lymph drainage from breast tissue, did not detectably increase breast cancer rates, the study found, meaning that it is extremely unlikely that wearing a bra, which affects lymph flow minimally if at all, would do so.”

This one makes a good point too.  I refers to the 1960’s when many women where going braless.  It is from ABC News on September 21, 2007:

Question: Do underwire bras increase my risk for breast cancer?

Answer: I do not believe that underwire bras increase the risk of breast cancer. There are many studies that are reported that try to associate things that we have in our lifestyle -- our habits -- that might influence cancer risk. But one has to remember that we all have very complex lifestyles in western society and to sort out one item or another, such as an underwire bra, would be a terribly difficult task to associate, and especially since most people would expect that it would have to be use over a long period of time, not a short period of time, that would be correlated. So, consequently, you might expect that breast cancer risk would have gone down in the 1960s when braless-ness was in fact in vogue, and in fact that's not what we saw in the statistics. So it's hard to associate many of these lifestyle factors with cancer risk per se, although lifestyle factors are one of the things that we can modify personally.

Here are 2 more articles Fact or Fiction? Underwire Bras Cause Cancer  from April 19, 2007 and The truth about brasfrom Monday, October 30, 2006.

By far the best article I read was Can Wearing Your Bra Cause Cancer? From May 19, 2009, By Dr. Mercola.

I will just show you a few paragraphs, you really should read it.  It seems to cover all the views with a few extras to boot.  Including the underwire itself, I could not find anything about the wire in any of the other articles, even though they all made a reference to it.  e.g.

Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.

The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn, will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage. Thus, wearing a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage, so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the breast."

And this: As described by John D. Andre, D.C., N.D.[4], below your breasts are two important neuro-lymphatic reflex points.  The one below your right breast corresponds to your liver and gallbladder. The one below your left breast goes to your stomach.

If a woman keeps the metal underwires on top of those reflex points, over time that WILL mess up the functioning of the associated circuits: Liver, gallbladder, and stomach.

So I learned something new today.  I like learning.  Hope you do too.  Even if you don’t read any of the other articles please read the last one, By Dr. Mercola. I would have put it on here but that would have made this post twice as long.

I got these from Hippie Peace Freaks 

Thanks for dropping by!  See you soon,
Alice M

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Parental Controls

Well I’m back.  Took me over 6 hours to find/install what I was looking for this blog today.
Yesterday I was talking about internet safety and children and I thought tonight I could talk about Parental Control options.  Trust me there are quite a few at there!  Some are free, some you pay for and one I found is free but only by earning points blocking sites.

Now the last one I did like a lot because it was easy to install, you can hide program so the children couldn't find it and also gave you access to see what sites the kids went, and what they searched for from any computer and on some phones.  Since the grand-kids don’t use my computer, keeping that program wasn't an option because I didn't want to pay for it.  It is from  If you have a few children in your house this might be good for you since you will be blocking and adding sights to be blocked.  You also earn points for going in a check the children and for recommending it to others.

The one I did install and keep on my laptop was from Qustodio, It also does what the first one did but you can add another adult to monitor their activity from their own home if you can’t do it yourself at work etc.  This one will also set up user accounts for each child when you install, so you don’t have to create it, or you can use an existing one.  This one I got from  And it is free.
Both these programs work with Windows 7 parental controls, so that is a plus too.  For more information on Windows 7 parental controls, check here:  How To UseParental Controls in Windows 7,

I also would like to point out for those who may not realize it that even young children 7 years old (and some even younger) know how to start a computer and know what to click to get on the internet.

So please install and use a form of parental control.  You might also want to talk with your children’s friend’s parent to make sure their internet is also safe.

There are 2 more I want to try and install on my notebook tomorrow (in has Windows XP).  Will let you know how that works out.

 So will let you go and I hope this may have helped you. :)

I am not sure where this came from but I thought you might enjoy it.

These pictures i got from Caturday, here is the link: .  I am putting it here so some of my friends can see it, maybe even join Google+.

Thanks for visiting, see you soon.
Alice M



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