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I came across this post by Jeff Pearlman. On his website, he has what he calls The Quaz, which is a Q&A session with various homo sapiens. This one is with John Martignoni who is a Catholic christian and as such should be of interest to this audience. Enjoy!

http://www.jeffpearlman.com/john-martignoni/

The Vatican Advisors on the Climate

This answers alot of questions. What could possibly go wrong? Is the Pope’s conclusions a surprise? Or did he merely get advisors who already agreed with his own beliefs? I think it is self-evident what went on here.

http://www.cfact.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Climate-Depot-report-on-Vatican-climate-advisors.pdf

News from The Associated Press: MYSTERIOUS ‘ZOMBIE BEE’ SCOURGE REACHES SOUTHERN US

:BY BEN FINLEY
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NORFOLK (AP) — The mysterious “zombie bee” parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.

The discovery suggests the phenomenon is more widespread than previously thought, although researchers still know little about how many bees it actually kills.

Flies attach themselves to the bees and inject their eggs, causing erratic “zombie-like” behavior in the bees such as flying at night and toward light. The bees often die within hours. Fly larvae burst out of their carcasses days later.

The phenomenon was first discovered in California in 2008 and has spread to states including Oregon, South Dakota and New York. But even as “zombie bees” reach the South, scientists still don’t know what role they might play in the pollinator’s alarming decline.

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Mamma Mia! listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact  

Due to this phenomenon and all the bad news that we read day after day, we have installed 2 music videos on the left sidebar which you can employ to play Mozart whilst reading the news. So now you can lower your blood pressure and still keep abreast of the headlines.

Mamma Mia! listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact

Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in g minor lowered blood pressure
Sarah Knapton, science editor
21 JUNE 2016 • 3:50PM
Relaxing to a soothing Mozart symphony can lower the blood pressure as much as cutting salt from the diet or exercising, a new study has shown.

But for people concerned about their heart, it might be wise to stay clear of ABBA, which has no impact at all.

Scientists in Germany played Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in g minor, dances by Johann Strauss and songs by ABBA to 60 volunteers, monitoring their blood pressure before and after the experiment.

The music of ABBA did not show any or only very small effects on blood pressure and heart rate.
Hans-Joachim Trappe
They found that Mozart lowered systolic blood pressure (the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats) by 4.7 mm Hg, Strauss 3.7  mm Hg but the Swedish pop group made no significant difference.

Diastolic blood pressure (when the heart rests between beats) also fell by 2.1 mm Hg for Mozart and 2.9 mm Hg for Strauss.

Previous studies have found that aerobic exercise such as cycling, running or brisk walking had a similar impact on lowering blood pressure. Reducing salt by 6 grams per day brings systolic blood pressure down by between 7 and 4 mm Hg.

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