Archive for April 13th, 2006

“Miracle Man: John of God”

Thursday, 13 April 2006; 17:00

There are things in which I find it very difficult to believe. However, when someone in whom I do believe believes, maybe I should rethink my position. My old college buddy, Bill Hayes, of is a very rational person. He just returned from updating Miracle Man: John of God and I do not think he would have done so if there were not something to be believed. A synopsis…

Just outside the small town of Abadiania, Brazil, one of the most unusual people in the world is about to see a group of strangers dressed in white. He is known to westerners as John of God. They call him a spiritual medium, trance surgeon, healer and miracle worker. What he does and how he does it defies conventional logic.

The program airs this Easter weekend on the Discovery Health channel at the following times:

  • APR 15 2006 @ 08:00 PM (et)
  • APR 15 2006 @ 11:00 PM (et)
  • APR 16 2006 @ 01:00 PM (et)
  • Photo of John of God examining patient

    “Swiss Air Force – The Movie”

    Thursday, 13 April 2006; 15:55

    First, yes, you read the title correctly. (Top Gun was already taken.) Second, who knew there was an international film festival for the world’s military? I did not. However, Swiss Air Force – The Movie was a recent winner of the International Military Film Festival in Rome, awarded with the Certificate of ‘Creative Excellence’ at the US International Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles in June 2004 and won the ‘Silver Globe Award 2004’ at the International World Media Festival in Hamburg. Not bad, eh? This is the synopsis…

    An awe-inspiring and informative insight into the Swiss Air Force. A film that takes the viewer all the way from the stratosphere and high over the mountain tops, to behind the scenes of daily Air Force operations. Featuring: spectacular night trap maneuvers, air-to-air refueling of an F/A-18, night search and rescue operations on a glacier with the REGA and a Super-Puma helicopter equipped with an infrared camera…
    …And the highlight: F/A-18 and MiG-29 engaging in a dog fight over everlasting snows, a rush of impressions giving you a totally new movie experience.

    Enjoy viewing this short Quicktime trailer, which is also available as a Windows Media trailer. And, there are dial-up versions available.

    Swiss F/A-18 Hornet

    And maybe now you have a clue as to why it is a contingent of the Swiss Army that guards the Vatican. (Why the Swiss Guard? There’s a nice little history lesson in that for those interested.) The Swiss may be neutral, but they do know how to fight and build superb combat equipment. Remember, each Swiss male citizen is obliged to perform a few years of military duty, and all keep their rifles and uniforms at home–just waiting for someone to say, “Bring it on.”

    Swiss F-5 Tiger II

    Speaking of Women’s Health

    Thursday, 13 April 2006; 10:01

    Speaking of Women’s Health is a non-profit foundation, whose goal is Saving Lives Through Education. We educate women in a variety of ways, including educational conferences, television programming, newsletters, books and community outreach. In everything we do, it is our objective to provide up-to-date information from credible experts in a fun and entertaining way – so that women can better care for themselves, and for their families.

    I highly recommend the entire Speaking of Women’s Health web site simply for the information it provides. The vast majority of the site is not a sounds-and-light show, but it does offer a nice collection of health-related videos, via both dial-up and broadband. Below are only a few:

  • The Power of Taking Charge of Your Health
  • The Power of Increasing Your Income
  • The Health Power of Healing Foods
  • The Power of Creating Your Own Charmed Life
  • The Power of Personal Safety Tips
  • The Power of Giving Your Children a Financial Mindset
  • Take a Pledge for Better Health
  • And again, there are others. You may also wish to say Thank You to the site’s commercial sponsors.

    Take a Pledge logo cube

    Earn a Blue Star

    Thursday, 13 April 2006; 9:08

    Earn a Blue Star is a very simple site designed to heighten awareness of colon cancer. And having a good friend now enduring the rages of colon cancer, I cannot endorse the site’s much-needed health care message to any other than the greatest extent. There are also 30 and 60 seconds colon cancer awareness PSAs in both Windows Media and Apple Quicktime, and via dial-up or broadband.

    Earn a Blue Star logo button