Watch this priest stun the bride and groom with rendition of “Hallelujah”

Lloyd's of Rochester:

I stumbled onto this and was so moved! When I heard it begin I got goosebumps all over and then I was hunting for a tissue.

Originally posted on Rare:

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A Molecule Of Ornamental Tobbaco Plant Can Kill Cancer Cells

Lloyd's of Rochester:

This is worth reading – an option to traditional cancer treatments!

Originally posted on Sparkonit:

A Molecule Of Ornamental Tobbaco Plant Can Kill Cancer Cells

Tobacco has always been known as a risk factor for many types of cancer but a new surprising research says exactly opposite. The research carried out by scientists at La Trobe University revealed that the tobacco flower contains a molecule, which is known to fight bacteria and fungi as a plant’s natural defense molecule, can also fight cancerous cells.

The molecule called NaD1 identifies the cancer cells, forms a pincer like structure that grips onto lipids present in the membrane of the cancer cell and rips it open that causes the cell to expel its contents and explode.

Unlike present cancer therapies, this molecule can target the cancer cells without harming the healthy cells. Although scientists have known before that there are plant molecules that form the first line of defense against microbial invaders  and disease causing agents but it was never known what the exact mechanism of defense was or…

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YouTube Video Shortcuts, or “Where are the Captions?!?”

Recently I captioned some videos for a friend. About a week later I went to check on them again and discovered that I could no longer see the captions, just a “blank grey box” where there used to be text. Horrors! What had I done? No, what had YouTube done?!?

I thought it was a settings issue in Firefox and played around with everything from my script blocker to my ad blocker – NOTHING! I cleared the cache, I sought out obscure registry issues, I switched to IE (gag!), but nothing changed. I checked my other laptop and discovered…THE SAME PROBLEM!

I  then started scouring the internet and tried any number of queries in about 6 different search engines until I finally stumbled upon a lonely, unappreciated, un-applauded comment in a little-known forum. It was a YouTube issue! Apparently YouTube had recently done something, and it happened to change the caption default settings and made them invisible/unreadable by setting the font as “clear.”

Now, I expect there is information somewhere in YouTube about this, but none of my varied queries in Help got me to wherever that place might be. No, that would be too easy!

I have, since then, discovered a variety of sites with general information about YouTube keyboard shortcuts, but most don’t mention the caption settings. So here, for those who would like to know about most of the settings, I offer what I have found.

NOTE: Not all of these shortcuts work for every person and their particular computer, so try them out and see what works for you.


First click on the page/video, or just start playing it.

To change caption settings, press the associated letter to cycle through choices.

Captions chart

YouTube caption keys


Seek and sound chartYoutube seek keys

 

Is it a sin for a Christian to smoke pot? Episode 1345

Lloyd's of Rochester:

Although my blog is not a “Christian blog,” I am a Christian, a follower of the Jewish Messiah who lived, died for us all to take the punishment for our sins, rose again and still lives.

That being said, here is an interesting panel discussion with Todd Friel (who is an entertaining, but provocative character) posing questions of a few of the best thinkers. This is one of the questions.

My contribution to this is I agree with their thinking and conclusion and would like to point out that “legalizing pot for medical reasons” is a smoke screen (I was young and foolish, so I know the score, here) because there is a simple solution that the pro-pot people are deliberately keeping mum about: Cannabidiol.

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counter the psychoactive effects of THC. After decades in which only high-THC Cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users.”

Originally posted on Wretched with Todd Friel:

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Lloyd's of Rochester:

So fascinating. Would love to see what they are like inside.

Originally posted on BURNBLOG:

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Catching up with old business – Very Inspiring Blogger Award

very-inspiring-awardOK, this is the last thing I blog about today. Back at bit I received the following from Today is the Best Day of Our Lives (http://jacquelynchen.wordpress.com). Please remember to visit her blog. It is such a wealth of inspiring quotations and beautiful images that there ought to be a Hidden Gems Award; it inspires me just going there.

I would like to nominate you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. There are five rules you will need to take note of:
(1) Display the award logo on your blog.
(2) Link back to the person who nominated you.
(3) State 7 things about yourself.
(4) Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
(5) Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. Congratulations and do continue to inspire! Bravo!

I was very flattered, but this was just before I went “offline” for at least 6 months, and when I got back to blogging I never got around to my part of the bargain.

Since I am “back” (and clearly blogging waaaaay more than anyone wants to keep up with, but I have recently learned how to schedule my posts!), I am catching up (especially now that I know how to post the image!).

First, 7 things about myself that are not in my “Who Am I?”

  1. I am a procrastinator. In fact, at any given time I am putting off much more important things than what you see me doing.
  2. I love beautiful things and making them too, but my pragmatic and busy personality makes that hard for me so I compromise by making them practical/useful. For example, I love origami but focus on making origami mobiles (of the 3D type) because I can hang them up or give them as gifts, or make origami boxes and other beautiful and practical objects.
  3. I love books and magazines, but never seem to have time to read them.
  4. I want to take my family and re-visit Singapore.
  5. I don’t feel like a very inspiring blogger, but this motivates me to try to be a bit more so.
  6. I am impressed that my 16yo son is learning Mandarin.
  7. I’d love to set up a table, comfy chairs and select beverages some place in public with a sign saying “Will discuss important or difficult things, or just listen and pray”

And now for the nominees (without descriptions – be surprised!).

Wait a minute, I think that I am not alone in saying that I have many blogs I follow, but only a smaller percentage fall specifically into the “inspirational” category, making this a difficult award to pass on to 15, so I am making an executive decision and changing it:

  1. The Matt Walsh Blog – http://themattwalshblog.com/
  2. Simonjohnsonofclowne – http://simonjohnsonofclowne.com/
  3. Burnblog – http://burnblog.net/
  4. SparkOnIt: Science and  Technology News – http://sparkonit.com/
  5. Daughterbydesign – http://daughterbydesign.wordpress.com
  6. A Twisted Crown of Thorns – http://atwistedcrownofthorns.com
  7. CTK Blog – http://ctkblog.com/

It took me long enough to come up with 7 out of my many.  I shall change it to 5-7.

 

Mr. Obama, maybe folks are mad because you’re a liar

Lloyd's of Rochester:

Matt, you certainly have a way with words!

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:

Dear Mr. Obama,

Congratulations on getting 7.1 million people enrolled in Obamacare before the March 31st deadline!

Not to muddy the festivities by harping on technicalities, but I thought I’d pass along just a few corrections, in case you plan on giving anymore speeches or anything:

Alright, by ‘March 31st’ you mean ‘sometime in April,’ and by ‘deadline’ you mean ‘suggestion which is subject to change.’

And, obviously, by ‘enrolled’ you mean ‘people who have filled some information out on a website.’

And by ’7.1 million’ you mean ‘probably like 858 thousand or something.’ 

In your speech on Tuesday, when you said that Obamacare is ‘the law’ and ‘it’s here to stay,’ you really meant that Obamacare is ‘a fluid and constantly adjusted set of unconstitutional decrees, which can be imposed or withdrawn by the Executive Branch at any point, for any reason, up to 21 times and counting.’ And by ‘here…

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Choosing to end well

Lloyd's of Rochester:

Too many people use their upbringing, background and experiences as an excuse to…you name it. This young blogger has an excellent perspective on that. No more excuses.

Originally posted on A journey of faith...:

background2 The greatest king in the world started out by being a mere shepherd boy.

The bravest queen in the world was an orphan girl.

The most influential evangelizers in history were simple fishermen.

The savior that came down from heaven was born in a barn full of farm animals.

What about you?

How does your story begin?

Some of the most influential men and women in history were not born into prestige but in poverty.

We know their names not because of where they were born but because of how they lived.

Because what matters in the end is never how you start, but how you finish.

We don’t get to choose where our how our story starts but it is up to us to determine how it will end.

Whether when we are lying on our death bed reflecting on our lives we can be proud of the person…

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Dr. James White: Which Bible translation is the most reliable? Episode 1326

Lloyd's of Rochester:

I offer, for your edification, this video about this most heated topic.

My readers haven’t, so far, been inclined to vehement argument, but just in case, (before you doing so) for your outside reading on paper, I would like to politely suggest “A Visual History of the English Bible” and “A Visual History of the King James Bible,” both by Donald L Brake. Just for starters. Then come back for discussion.

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“Trust helps you move quickly. It increases your speed. When it’s absent, you can see it – more checks, controls, and processes. That’s bureaucracy.” Randall Stephenson

Originally posted on Today is the best day of our lives:

Beauty cannot hide

“One of the first things I did is,
I asked the leaders, How do you think you’re performing versus the competition?
The first thing you want leaders to do is recognise the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
A lot of them make excuses, but literally, and I’m really not kidding,
our margins were half of our competition’s.
I wanted people to acknowledge that our performance was terrible.
And then, when you dug deeper, it was terrible by branch,
it was terrible in expenses, it was terrible by product.
It was terrible on all these different levels.
To me, the first thing was just acknowledging that.”
– Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase,
defining reality when he first joined the company after being Head of Bank One

「我做的其中第一件事就是問那些管理人(領導人):
你們覺得比起競爭對手你們表現如何?
第一件事你要你公司的主管坦坦蕩蕩認知一個真相、
全然的真相、除了真相什麼都不是。
許多管理人會找藉口,
但是,我說真的,我們的毛利比我們競爭對手的少一半;
我要我的人認知我們的表現很糟,再往下評估,我們的分行(狀況)很糟、
我們的花費(項目)很糟、我們的產品(服務)很糟、所有層面都糟透了。
對我而言,第一件事(亦最重要的一事)就是坦然地承認真相。」

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