29 Oct 2013


Chinese man arranges hotel meeting with a girl he spoke to online… and is shocked to discover she is his son’s wife. Wang, the 57-year-old man, arranged to meet Lili at a hotel in Muling City in the Heilongjiang province when he made the awkward discovery. Wang’s son (and Lili’s husband) Da Jun had followed her to the rendezvous after discovering her online liaison and was equally disturbed to find his father waiting for her. In a rage, his son Da Jun allegedly beat Wang and his wife causing her to lose three teeth.
Wang used the online alias ‘GOOD AT UNDERSTANDING OTHERS,’ while Lili, a stay-at-home mother went by the alias ‘LONELY FLOWERS AND PLANTS’. Both used false photographs of their attractive friends.
The pair met on an online chat room one night. Happy with what they saw, the pair arranged to meet at a hotel in the city at 6pm one night. Wang claimed to be the director of a company and that he was single after his wife had died two years before. But he is a retired military man. Lili said her husband was serving a five-year jail sentence for brawling and that she lived at home with her son.
On the day of the fateful meeting, Da Jun arrived home from a long-haul trip from Harbin ahead of schedule only to discover Lili’s online discussions with ‘Good at understanding others’. He also saw evidence of her rendezvous plans. In a bid to catch her red-handed, Da Jun phoned his wife and told her he had to leave again for work. Not suspecting the ruse, Lili dropped their son off at her parent’s house and travelled to the hotel.
When Wang opened the door, Lili was shocked to find that the man was in fact her father-in-law. In shock, she said, ‘this was a misunderstanding,’ and turned to leave the hotel when Da Jun revealed himself and confronted the pair.
Da Jun said: ‘I’m out there working my ass off to earn money, half-dead with fatigue, and all the while you two are messing around.’
As he beat his father, hotel staff called the police who detained all three.
< empressleak.biz

22 Oct 2013


Archbishop G. L. Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
In response to mistaken expectations that the Catholic Church might review and relax her stand on the issue of receiving Holy Communion by divorced and remarried Catholics, Archbishop G. L. Muller (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) officially reaffirms the church’s teachings contrary to the wrong expectations. He acknowledged that many Catholics' first marriages might be invalid, and thus eligible for annulment, if spouses had been influenced by prevailing contemporary conceptions of marriage as a temporary arrangement.
Here are some extracts from his write-up to this regard:

A "case for the admission of remarried divorcees to the sacraments is argued in terms of mercy," but such an argument "misses the mark" in regard to the sacraments, since the "entire sacramental economy is a work of divine mercy and it cannot simply be swept aside by an appeal to the same."

"An objectively false appeal to mercy also runs the risk of trivializing the image of God, by implying that God cannot do other than forgive… The mystery of God includes not only his mercy but also his holiness and his justice. If one were to suppress these characteristics of God and refuse to take sin seriously, ultimately it would not even be possible to bring God's mercy to man."
"This practice (of allowing second or third marriages even when the first is sacramentally valid) cannot be reconciled with God's will, as expressed unambiguously in Jesus' sayings about the indissolubility of marriage,"
"If remarried divorcees are subjectively convinced in their conscience that a previous marriage was invalid, this must be proven objectively by the competent marriage tribunals. Marriage is not simply about the relationship of two people to God, it is also a reality of the church, a sacrament, and it is not for the individuals concerned to decide on its validity, but rather for the church, into which the individuals are incorporated by faith and baptism." 

"Today's mentality is largely opposed to the Christian understanding of marriage, with regard to its indissolubility and its openness to children. Because many Christians are influenced by this, marriages nowadays are probably invalid more often than they were previously, because there is a lack of desire for marriage in accordance with Catholic teaching, and there is too little socialization within an environment of faith."
"Therefore assessment of the validity of marriage is important and can help to solve problems."
"But where the requirements for an annulment are lacking, he wrote, civilly remarried Catholics may receive communion only if they promise to abstain from sexual relations, living together "as friends, as brother and sister." Archbishop G. L. Muller (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith).
< By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

21 Oct 2013


You will never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet.
  1. Overcoming Depression: Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Energy and Blood Sugar: Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Muscle Cramps: Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Calcium Loss: Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Mood and Stress-Relief: Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. High Levels of Vitamin B-6: Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Iron: Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. Blood Pressure, Heart Attack and Stroke: High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke.

Banana and Digestion
  1. Aid Digestion: Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  2. Prebiotic and Digestive Enzymes: Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  3. Constipation: High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  4. Diarrhea: Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
  5. Natural Antacid: Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  6. Stomach Ulcers: Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

Natural Cures From Banana
  1. Kidney and Eyes: Eating bananas helps prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  2. Learning: Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  3. Antioxidants: Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic disease.
  4. Blood Sugar and Nausea: Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  5. Itching and Irritation: Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  6. Blood Sugar: Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  7. Body Temperature: Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  8. SAD: The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  9. Quitting Smoking: Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  10. Wart: Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.

Leather Polish: Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.
Snacks and Delicious SmoothiesOh, and remember -bananas make great snacks and delicious smoothies.
Now you know why monkeys are so happy. Eat a banana!