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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Daily 2 Cents: Black Kangaroo In Russian Forest -- Eating Only McDonald's Chicken Nuggets -- Ton of Human Hair Seized

Black Kangaroo Spotted in Russian Forest

A couple driving through a forest in southeastern Russia has videotaped a black kangaroo on the side of the road and fed the exotic animal with a banana.
The video, posted on YouTube, has become an instant hit on the Russian segment of the Internet.

Judging from the video clip, the driver initially thought it was a hare, but his wife insisted it was an exotic animal native to Australia.

The couple stopped the car and the woman tried to feed the kangaroo with a banana before driving off.

According to local media, residents of the Saratov region have previously spotted the stray kangaroo at least twice this year – in spring and summer.

The animal could have fled from a private zoo owned by a local businessman, the media speculated.

The rare kangaroo encounter prompted a wave of funny comments among members of the Russian online community that suggest future appearances of behemoths in the Moskva River or chimpanzees on branches of fir trees, which are common in Russia. - RIA

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Girl eats nothing but McDonald's chicken nuggets for 15 years

Chicken nugget fan Stacey Irvine has been warned they are killing her — because the 17-year-old has eaten practically nothing else since the age of two.

Horrified doctors learned of the teenager's chronic 15-year addiction after she collapsed and was rushed to hospital struggling to breathe.

Factory worker Stacey, who has never touched greens or fruit, was found to have anaemia and swollen veins in her tongue.

Yesterday she was recovering at home after being put on an urgent course of vitamins — which started in hospital with injections. But despite medics begging her to change her diet she STILL cannot get enough of chicken nuggets.

Stacey, of Castle Vale, Birmingham, said: "I am starting to realise this is really bad for me.

"McDonald's chicken nuggets are my favourite. I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips.

"But I also like KFC and supermarket brands. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day."

Mum Evonne, 39, is battling to get her seen by a specialist.

She said: "I'm at my wit's end. I'm praying she can be helped before it's too late.

"It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets.

"She's been told in no uncertain terms that she'll die if she carries on like this. But she says she can't eat anything else."

The only variation in Stacey's diet apart from fries is the occasional slice of toast for breakfast — and CRISPS.

She said: "I first tasted chicken nuggets when my mum took me to McDonald's when I was two. I loved them so much they were all I would eat.

"I just couldn't face even trying other foods. Mum gave up giving me anything else years ago."

Exasperated Evonne, a beauty therapist, has two other children — Leo, five, and Ava, three. Both eat healthily.

She once tried starving Stacey to get her to eat more nutritious foods — but to no avail.

Meanwhile her daughter's craving has sparked another headache — where to store all the free toys and novelties she has collected with her nugget meals. They currently fill four bin bags. - BizarreNews


Basic Crystal / Stone Selection

'How do I use this stone to improve my life?' It's a question I receive on a consistent basis. Crystals, stones, and gems (gemstones) are tools that can be used to stay focused on your goals and intentions. All of us have noticed that constant chatter in our minds when something in our life is worrisome. It's also present for those who are skilled in meditation and self-awareness.

These fascinating minerals from deep within the earth are gifts to distract us from those troubling thoughts. These gifts remind you to focus on what you really want...not what you don’t want or need.

Carry a stone in your pocket or purse...place it at a location where you will see it during the day. Place it on your night stand or in your pillow case before sleep. As you place the crystals or stones on or around you, place an 'intention' or thought...a direction as to why you are using that stone. Each time you touch the stone, examine it...or think of it. Use visualization. Remember why you are working with it and reaffirm your intention.

There are a myriad of crystals and stones that correlate directly to the energy centers of the body...the chakras. Each chakra holds mutually supportive beliefs, thought-forms, and consciousness stored on multiple levels...spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Here are the 7 main chakras and some suggested corresponding crystals / stones. I will highlight those selections I regularly use:

Crown chakra: Celestite, Selenite, Sugilite, Amethyst, Yttrium Fluorite - Divine love and consciousness

Brow chakra: Herkirmer Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire - Balancing the higher and lower selves, extra-sensory perception

Throat chakra: Clear Quartz, Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Chrysocolla - Self-expression and communication

Heart chakra: Peridot, Rose Quartz, Pink / Lavender Kunzite, Rhodochrosite - Flow of unconditional love

Solar plexus chakra: Golden Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline, Citrine - Converting solar and pranic energy

Sacral chakra: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine - Transform sexual energy

Root chakra: Emerald, Garnet, Black Tourmaline - Grounding and stabilizing earth energy

May I suggest you obtain a guide on working with chakras. The Chakra Bible: The Definitive Guide to Chakra Energy is an excellent starter handbook.

When choosing a crystal or stone, let its vibration come to you. Use your intuition and perception without looking at the description. Choose the stone by color, attraction and how its energy and touch sensation resonates. When the connection is made, then look at the name and description...then decide what this particular gift can do for you.

NOTE: As time goes on, I will go into greater detail on crystal / stone selection and various uses...Lon

The Crystal Bible

Crystal Bible 2

Crystal Bible 3

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age)


Brazil customs seizes a ton of human hair

Sao Paulo — Customs at Sao Paulo's international airport said Tuesday they had impounded a cargo containing a ton of human hair from India worth some $400,000.
The importer declared the value of cargo -- long pony tails held together with elastic bands and packed into boxes -- "as just $15,000 (4,600 euros)," a customs spokesman told AFP.

"But during inspection it turned out the true value is $400,000."

Customs also said the importer "was not the real intended recipient of the human hair cargo."

The spokesman did not reveal who the intended recipient was.

But he urged "consumers of this type of product always to ensure if the supplier respects National Sanitary Surveillance Agency requirements" on sterilizing and disinfecting imported hair.



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