Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Memos

18 Oklahoma earthquakes in past week   Tulsa World - April 25, 2014
During the past 30 days, the USGS recorded 133 Oklahoma earthquakes of at least 2.5 magnitude.

10 Secret Societies That Created The Modern World   Listverse - April 25, 2014
The Carbonari, La Trinitaria, Afrikaner Broederbond, Filiki Etaireia, The Germanenorden, The Black Hand, Katipunan, Irish Republic Brotherhood, The Union of Salvation, The Hawaiian League

Near Death Experiences

Near-Death Experiences of the Blind; How Does That Work?   Mysterious Universe - April 25, 2014
Dr. Kenneth Ring, Emeritus professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, one of the world's leading Near-Death researchers, has chronicled, through his research, the Near-Death-Experiences of several blind subjects. According to Dr. Ring, Vicki's experience is typical of blind NDE'ers, which seems to suggest that NDE's are something far more complicated than dreams or simple hallucinations. Not only did Vicki, and presumably others, experience sight for the first time during her NDE, but that experience was carried back into her consciousness once she was revived, giving her the only visual memory she ever had.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

An endless number of clients have come here after their Pap Test has shown they have human papilloma virus. It is an STD - that seems to be transmitted - more often than not - during the college years then remains dormant through the decades. Frightened young women want to know if they're going to die of cancer or if they can have children after part of their cervix is removed. Each situation is unique but one can go many years as a carrier transmitting the disease to other partners - often unaware. Some consider this part of the long list of autoimmune diseases that one can trigger when they are programmed to.

Alternative to Pap Test Is Approved by F.D.A.   New York Times - April 25, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first alternative to the long-used Pap test as a primary screening method for cervical cancer, in the face of opposition from some women's groups and health organizations. The new test, developed by Roche, detects the DNA of the human papilloma virus, which causes almost all cases of cervical cancer, in a sample taken from the cervix. Pap testing involves examining the cervical sample under a microscope to detect abnormalities.

April 27, 2014 - Divine Mercy Sunday

The canonizations of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII

Pope John Paul II Canonization   Wikipedia

Pope John XXIII   Wikipedia

List of 266 Popes   Wikipedia

Canonization - Declares a Deceased Person to be a Saint   Wikipedia

  In the company of a saint: Catholics gear up for a rare double canonization   Washington Times - April 24, 2014

Birthplace of 'good pope' John XXIII prepares for post-sainthood invasion   The Guardian - April 24, 2014
Thousands expected to descend on Sotto Il Monte, home town of sharecroppers' son who went on to become popular pontiff

Miracle woman whose recovery sealed Pope John Paul II's sainthood is now a celebrity   NY Daily News - April 24, 2014
Floribeth Mora claims her inoperable brain aneurysm disappeared after Pope John Paul II intervened. The Costa Rican woman says she heard a photo of the former pontiff saying, "Don't be afraid."

Giant Pope John Paul II Crucifix Collapses And Kills Young Man In Italy   Huffington Post - April 24, 2014
Just two days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant crucifix erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, crushing a young man and killing him, according to ANSA.