Firenze Sage: Today’s special — clam chowder with methane…. did you know clams contribute to global warming?

    Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cows

New study shows that oceans with worms and clams enhance the release of methane into the atmosphere up to eight times more than oceans without them

Scientists have shown that ocean clams and worms are releasing a significant amount of potentially harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

The team, from Cardiff University and Stockholm University, have shown that the ocean critters are producing large amounts of the strongest greenhouse gases – methane and nitrous oxides – from the bacteria in their guts.

Methane gas is making its way into the water and then finally out into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming – methane has 28 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide.

A detailed analysis showed that around 10 per cent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.

The researchers estimate that this is equivalent to as much methane given off as 20,000 dairy cows. This is as much as 10 per cent of the entire Welsh dairy cow population and 1 per cent of the entire UK dairy cow population.

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Firenze Sage writes:   Governor Brown, moonbeam California , proposed methane bags for cows. Will he propose teeny weeny clam bags?

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The printing press solves problems — when you can’t understand your priest or the readers….

 

Pope Francis greets the crowd at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter’s square.

What to do?   You can’t understand a word your  priest says? Or you can’t hear what the Readers of the Bible said?   

These problems matter.   Some people may stop attending your church. Or revenue may drop.

Face the problem directly.   There are simple solutions!

Use the printing press.  Print the Readings — so if the Reader cannot use a microphone properly  people in the pew  can still hear the message.  They can read it.

And print the sermon.  Yes I know that’s not done.  But it’s time to do it.     If your priest speaks a form of English that is hard to understand — put the sermon (or a short version of it) in the bulletin.  That way people can read the sermon then or later on.

Yes there is a growing problem of people in the pew not able to understand what the priest or readers say.

This is adapted from an article in the  Wall Street Journal titled   I Can’t Understand a Word My Priest Says  written by Marty Sherry, Oct. 05, 2017:

Today around a quarter of Catholic diocesan priests were born outside the U.S., and about 30% of priests ordained in America last year were foreign-born. Why and how did they come?  Some came after learning English as the language of commerce in their native land.  Many see opportunities for ministry in the U.S.  Some come as political refugees. Others find salaries are higher here, enabling them to send money home to support their families.  Still others find that life in the U.S. is just more comfortable.  Most see the U.S. as spiritually  needy — so privledged that its people no longer crave sacramental care.

Can’t understand the priest?   The Readers mumble or cannot use a microphone properly?  Solution:    The printing press!   Many Protestant churches routinely  print the Readings  — that way if a person is hard of hearing or the person reading does not speak clearly the congregation can still ‘read along’ and get the message.

Churches typically do not print the Sermon and include it as part of the Bulletin.  Why not do so?

Let people think about what was said on Sunday.  And for those who cannot understand the accent of the male or female  priest —  or just can’t follow along because of  the length  — there’s hope!  Use the copy  machine.  

written by Cameron Jackson    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

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Firenze Sage: What big teeth you have, grandson …. [unaccompanied ‘children’ to Sweeden

Ah, what big teeth you  have, grandson ….     When   Swedish dental hygienist Herlitz told authorities that supposed  ‘ unaccompanied  migrant children’   were actually adults — based on the development of  their wisdom  teeth  —    he got  fired.

Egor Putilov, a former Rikstag member and political asylum officer for the government’s Migration Board, reports for Samhällsnytt on Oct. 4, 2017 that a dental hygienist made the mistake of informing the Migration Board that the majority of “unaccompanied” child “migrants” in Sweden actually are adults. For that, he was fired from his job and his home is threatened with confiscation.

Bernt Herlitz, now 57, and his wife were trained to become dental hygienists in a three-year course of studies at Umeå University, after which both found employment at the Public Health Service in Visby, Sweden, where many so-called unaccompanied refugees seek dental care.

In July 2016, the couple attended a seminar in Almedalen on how an individual’s age can be assessed by his/her teeth. One of the seminar attendees was Åsa Carlander-Hemingway, a unit manager from the Swedish Migration Board, who told the couple that it is important that all suspicions about the age of “unaccompanied” refugees be reported to the Board.

Herlitz determined that most of the “unaccompanied” child refugees are actually adults. As he put it:

“I would probably appreciate that up to 80% of them were obviously adults. This can be seen, for example, from their wisdom teeth that are fully grown–something that is only seen in adults. Two weeks laterHerlitz was summarily fired after 10 years of service at Folktandvården. The reason given was that he had violated patient confidentiality.

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Firenze Sage writes:   So when the wailing for children subsided it turned out that big teeth exposed the fraud. Travel ban anyone?

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Christ Heals Then & Now! Sat. Oct. 14. Come Light a candle & say a prayer .. CA

    Christ Heals Then & Now!  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:45 am – 11:45 am

Resurrection Catholic Community

                                                             7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos

 Come light a candle… say a prayer… for all people  harmed in recent fires in California 

Experience healing through   music, prayer,   laughter, sharing and listening

 

Live Music (Secular & Sacred)   with   musician Lulu Manus

  Bring an object or book to share.  Bring food to share. Bring a friend needs healing.

Christ Then and Now ….   Heals All….

www.AptosChurch.info     Cameron Jackson 688-6002    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com 

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Healing Prayer Service 10 am at Aptos episcopal church Sunday Oct 15

   St. Luke the Physician Healing Prayer Service Liturgy

Sunday, October 15, 2017 —  10 am

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church,

125 Cantebury Drive, Aptos, CA

                                                      www.AptosChurch.info

The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations remember   Saint Luke the Physician.    His feast day takes place on 18 October.

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord…”

During the Oct. 15   liturgy,   some members will   briefly discuss their own healing and prayer stations will be  available to all (an opportunity for all to ask for prayers for healing).

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Jesus Heals All… Yesterday & Now! Come Oct. 14 to Resurrection in Aptos CA

   Jesus Heals All … Yesterday & Now!    Come Oct. 14 to Aptos

October 14, 2017    Live Music 9:45 am  to 11:45 am    —  pot luck sharing.  Come!   

 7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

Resurrection Catholic Community  

Experience  healing through  prayer,  song, laughter, sharing and listening.

 All are Welcome!   And yes, you can come for all or part of the Event.   

 Coming from out of town?  Plan to stay in Aptos, CA  for the day. Enjoy a bit of  the Aptos enviorns. The entrance to Seacliff State Beach is 1/2 mile away.   Severino’s Bar & Grill with a tranquil koi pond garden is right next door.  The Hidden Nursery is a lovely quiet spot to visit.   Next door  is Aptos Natural Foods and  Aptos Coffee Roasting Co        

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 — 

    9:45 am — 11:45 am:   Live Music (Secular & Sacred) with Resurrection musician Lulu Manus on  guitar!   

Like to participate?     bring a book or reading on healing.   Bring an object that matters to you (a ring, bracelet, picture).   Bring some food that you like to eat and some to share with others.   

There may be  discussion of some several of the healing Jesus did with women:  Peter’s mother-in-law;  a woman who had bled for  many years; a young girl who had recently  died.  

Come and enjoy the music!  Share your thoughts and food with others!  Sing!   Bring a friend!   

Bring your (supervised)  children & grandchildren.   Mini-cup cakes & cider   at 9:30 am.

Can’t come for all of it?  Then come for part!  Prefer to read the newspaper?  Fine!  Need to do your work?   Then bring your  laptop or smart phone  as you listen to great music played by   Resurrection musician  Lulu Manus.

 Healing Event is offered  by Licensed  Clinical Psychologist, Cameron Jackson, Ph.D., J,D.   PSY14762     127 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz,CA  95003    831 688 6002

 www.aptoschurch.info  lists Events going on in churches in Aptos, CA. See below:

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Firenze Sage: Guess WHO and WHERE? [asylum seekers in Denmark]

   Who  really comes from where seeking asylum in Denmark?

Danish authorities have found that 90 percent   (634 out of 700) asylum seekers under investigation for lying about their identity were claiming to be persecuted minorities in Kuwait but almost all were really from Iraq.

Over the course of several months, Danish authorities investigated the identities of 700 asylum seekers who claimed to be fleeing persecution in Kuwait. The vast majority of them, according to authorities, were from elsewhere and have been given a rejection to their asylum applications and will be deported Jyllands-Posten reports.

Anders Dorph, Deputy Director of the Immigration Service, responsible for asylum called the investigation very important and said, “We have previously seen cases of fraud where they try to lie about having another nationality to gain an advantage, but not to this extent.”

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Firenze Sage writes:  And the left whines when we want to check who wants in here.

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Typical Obama — a $1.5 BILLION dollar library without books

Typical Obama —  a  $1.5 BILLION library without books.

The Obama  library provides document access from any computer anywhere.  World wide.

Which means that the Obama library ‘picks up’ the internet address of all persons world wide accessing it. Quite a coup for connecting forever with persons supporting Obama’s policies.

There’s a time when excesses build to reach Nero and Caligula levels, and as presidential libraries go, the Obama Library on the South Side of Chicago seems to have hit that tipping point.

The Obama Library is on track to cost $1.5 billion, three times the $500 million it was projected to cost, and quite a bit of that will be borne by taxpayers.  Yet it won’t contain…any library materials.  It won’t even be hooked up to the National Archives system – on account of it being too cheap to want to pay the six-figure costs of that purpose.

All it will have is online document access, which can be reached from any computer anywhere.  There will be nothing special about coming to the Obama library to do any kind of presidential research.  What’s more, it’s a great way to cherry-pick which documents can be seen among the Obama papers and which cannot.  Is this library really about what libraries are about, which is to say scholarship of the historical record?  Not in Obama’s case.  He’d probably rather no one remember the details of his many failures in office, which those records could show.

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Firenze Sage writes:  Will Michelle get space for her rutabaga garden?

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Do American kids want to wait on tables at seasonal resorts? 300,000 foreigners do!

In 2016, 300,000 foreigners  received J-I visas to work or study in the USA.

In the WSJ Oct. 5,  Herb Segal, USA (retired) raised the question, “Are these foreigners replacing native workers at lower pay?”

These 300,000 foreigners can  wait on tables, manage reception desks and perform housekeeping and  custodial tasks at seasonal resorts.

“Are there no native kids looking for work experience to fill those programs?” asks Herb Segal.

Underlying this issue is what Congress will do — if anything —  concerning  comprehensive immigration reform.

Today, Senator Corker  publicly stated that all or most  Republicans oppose the Trump agenda.  What say you,  is this  ‘insiders’ opposed to ‘outsider Trump’?

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written  by Cameron Jackson

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Free Speech! Know something about Aptos, CA or enviorns?

 

What do you know? Speak up about Aptos CA and enviorns

Free Speech!  Know something about Aptos CA or enviorns?

Your VOICE is welcome  here on Monterey Bay Forum  — a ‘forum’ for all views.

Licensed Psychologist PSY 14762 Dr. Cameron Jackson writes under her own name on issues including autism and psychology.

Other people chose to write under ‘pen names’ — and you can too. So long as you have some expertise on a subject and will be polite — you are welcome!

Speak up!  Free speech is precious.  And yes there are ‘consequences’ to free speech  — people may disagree with you.  And that, too, is a precious gift of our Constitution.

Location:  The Aptos CA and Santa Cruz CA area are located about 75 miles south of San Francisco, CA.

Housing:   The medium price for a home in Santa Cruz just surpassed $850 K  — up considerably in the last 3-4 years.

Traffic:    Traffic in this area has become …. impossible …. people now plan their day around traffic conditions.

Sanctuary Cities:   Santa Cruz as well as San Francisco are ‘Sanctuary Cities’ ….  which have  legal consequences for all.

 

written by Cameron Jackson

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