Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WHY WE'RE WORRYING ABOUT UFOs

The headline in the NY Times scared a lot of people. In December, two pilots, (Navy Fighter Jet pilots), saw a cigar shaped object that moved strangely -- not like any known aircraft. They sent this video to the head guys at the Pentagon.


Our government has been investigating the possibility that aliens have visited the earth: Between 2008 and 2011, the Pentagon spent $22 million in a secret program that examined reports of flying objects -- unexplained sightings by pilots of aircraft that moved at what appeared to be incredibly high speeds with abrupt changes of direction and no visible signs of propulsion. The Times article also said the government had constructed specially modified buildings to house mysterious "alloys," (mixtures of metals) recovered from UFOs.

Wondering about that cigar-shaped object, I came across a photo from a California naval base, and a photo of UFOs rotating, not moving ahead, just rotating.


Jeff Wise, in NY Magazine.com, responding to the N.Y. Times article, said, "The hyped video about the cigar shaped object is too fuzzy to make out anything. Since 1940 we've been seeing unidentified objects in the skies. As for the storage shed, did scientists test the alloys. and determine the metals were not of earthly origin? The newspaper creates a sense of mystery with its questions, but leaves the questions unanswered. These techniques are great for exciting an audience but prove nothing."

Professor Michio Kaku, head of the theoretical physics department at City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center, creator of award-winning documentaries, an authority on this subject, published this commentary on what the two pilots saw.

Summary of the situation by Luis Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon's UFO department.







Guys, the Washington Post said:  "It's surprising how little attention this story got. The idea of an alien invasion has not broken through the Trump bubble.  Like the solar eclipse of last summer, the hunt for extra terrestrial life reminds us that we are just a small part of an inconceivably large universe. In this year of petty partisanship and all-consuming chaos. that's something of a comfort."

I'm not comforted. Two distinguished, foremost authorities said "It could be aliens." (also) "We are probably not alone." I am wondering what can we do, what should we do about the aliens?


Friday, February 16, 2018

SWEET DAY

 What's the nicest thing about today, the sweetest NICE thing that you enjoyed?


The Cullums, spur of the moment, think back on moments throughout the day that were special, delightful, and have fun reliving things.


Monday, February 12, 2018

HAVE YOU HEARD THE HUM?

Is there a HUM? People are hearing a HUM. Videos and recordings confirm there's a HUM.

I never heard of "The HUM" until I read about it the other day,  but I can't stand noise -- but when I hear my neighbor's highfi -- the bass beat reverberating in my walls --I go nuts.




This is a photo of the HUM which The Week Magazine published a few weeks ago.


Some folks have described it as sounding like a heavy diesel engine idling in the distance. Others say  the sound starts low and becomes a high pitched buzz. This map shows that it's been reported from everywhere in the world -- from Vancouver in Canada to Europe, Asia,  Australia, and New Zealand.


Is this mysterious noise a provable scientific fact -- is it real, or a delusion?

Researching, I learned that throughout the 20th and now, in the 21st century, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have reported hearing  it. It started drawing media attention in England when the Bristol Sunday Mirror asked, in 1977, “Have You Heard the Hum?” Letters came flooding in from places that were far from the hustle and bustle of cities, describing an idling diesel engine noise that was audible at night, mostly indoors.

A nurse in a small village in Scotland said, "A thick, low hum permeating the entire house is keeping me awake. My husband, who had tinnitus, doesn't hear it but people look at me like I was mad. It makes me sometimes dizzy and nauseous."

Doctors have said the noise could be as a result of tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, but nothing conclusive has been published in medical journals. Hearing protectors do not help. Patients have  reported that wearing ear plugs, the body vibrated. High quality microphones cannot record the sound, and more often than not, other people in the immediate vicinity can hear nothing.

Experts have said the sound could be industrial equipment, or high pressure gas lines, wireless communication devices, electrical power lines, electromagnetic radiation, the mating calls of fish reverberating off ship hulls and buildings.

In 2010, Time Magazine listed The Hum as the 7th most annoying sound in the world, while Livescience featured it in their :‘Top 10 Unexplained Phenomenon.”

I read this to my husband who said, "Good God, we already have enough unexplained things to worry about," so I showed him these two videos.

 2006: Taos, New Mexico. 


Spain, in 2013.


THE HUM is real. If you've heard it, tell others about it -- use social media to apread the word so that scientists will find out what's causing it and what we need to do about it.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LATEST FOOD NEWS

CAULIFLOWLER
Fried, pickled, raw -- or as a super-delicious sauce for chicken wings, or your main entree -- roasted Cauliflower Tandoori with cilantro/onion chutney that you eat with your fork and steak knife.

Someone gave us three large containers of homemade Cauliflower soup for Xmas. My husband had potful of my Hungarian stuffed cabbage to devour, a recipe I learned from watching my mother. I ended up enjoying every last drop of the soup while John feasted on my cabbage rolls.

SUGAR WAR 
"The Case Against Sugar" best seller published six months ago, with numbers and thorough research, shows us that the  sugar industry's been covering up its role in  heart disease, Alzheimer's, and cancers. Although US consumption of sugar has decreased, manufacturers are making up for it by adding the "bad for you" saturated fats the FDA removed in 2015.

Since we stopped using sugar, use Sweet & Lo, or Splenda rather than sugar. I know the no-no's about artificial sweeteners. Based on my own observations, I ignore them.

KETOGENIC DIET
This low-carb, high-fat diet, based on a diet that reduced epiletic fits -- wow -- more than 20 studies show it  can help you lose weight and prevent diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Weight loss seekers are loving this diet -- eating bacon burgers, and other high fat foods, starving the body of glucose apparently turns you into a fat burning machine.

The Ketogenic diet reminds me of the Atkins diet, which worked at first, but was difficult to maintain. Dr. Atkins had a doctorly crush on me in my dancer days. I wasn't overweight but thought the diet would give me more energy. He taught me to make a cottage cheese pie with heavy cream, and cinnamon -- something delicious I could snack on all day without feeling tired.

EDIBLE CHARCOAL
The charcoal that's in water purifiers, is now in food. You now can order charcoal burger buns, lattes, even charcoal ice cream. Can you picture yourself licking a black ice cream cone, or eating a hamburger on that black bun?

Doctors say charcoal absorbs just about anything bad that you eat -- including medications and nutrients, but yay, you can gobble a forbidden fantastic dessert, without gaining those pounds.

Hmmm....

Here's some new new snacks to try.  (click link -- you'll see each one in glorious detail.




I must say I'd probably enjoy the Bantam Bagels.

Bet my husband would love the Texas Tamales, or the
Peanut Butter Banana Bites.

Which of these snacks would you love to taste right now?

I'm longing for spring weather, and a double dip cone of black ice cream with sprinkles.