Friday, June 29, 2012

Can Healthy Animals = Healthy People?

This is just general information. Trace minerals, while essential, need to be taken in the correct amount, it doesn't mean you need a lot. So please don't think "if a little is good, a lot must be better." I suggest to get in contact with a well informed nutritionist;who would agree with the contents of these videos. The thing that is interesting, if true, is that farm animals seem to have been cured of most diseases by supplementation, while humans aren't. I think the "Back to Eden" Gardening site might have the key to the whole problem of minerals. In "Back to Eden." his tree mulch is full of minerals which his vegetables and fruits seem to be enriched by.

All information posted on Catholic Data blog site is just opinions provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Conservative Weakness and the Solution: Catholic Social Teaching

[editor Catholic Data: Catholics or people in general seem to be motivated by ideology more than morality. Since no other religion has a moral theology Catholicism is really key to understang the goal and means of political systems]

June 1, 2012 Stephen Krason --Stephen M. Krason is Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Co-Founder and President of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists

Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic

by Stephen M. Krason

In my article on “Roman Catholicism” in American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, I wrote that, “Conservative thought parallels Roman Catholic teaching in many respects.” I also pointed out, however, that the Church “does not fully embrace it or any particular socio-politico-economic perspective.” I especially pointed to the problem of the classical liberal economic perspective in certain branches of what is today called “conservatism,” which is probably the predominant view in varying degrees of most of the political right.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DATING AND CHASTITY--Preparation for A Warm, Loving Christian Marriage

[Editor: This a pretty good article but I don't have time to comment on it. Hopefully I will in the future but just so those reading this know that French kissing was condemned by the Church officially ,when dating, it isn't just the opinion of this priest::

CONDEMNED= "It is a probable opinion which states that a
kiss is only venial when performed for the sake of the carnal and sensible delight which arises from the kiss, if danger of further consent and pollution is excluded."--condemned. Pope Alexander VII Various Errors on Moral Matters  [Condemned in decrees of Sept. 24, 1665, and of March 18.1666] Denzinger 1140

 Also the primary purpose of marriage is children:
"Whether the opinion of certain recent persons can be admitted, who either deny that the primary purpose of matrimony is the generation and raising of offspring, or teach that the secondary purposes are not essentially subordinate to the primary purpose, but are equally first and independent....the answer must be: In the negative." --Decree of the Holy Office, March 29, 1944 (Denzinger 2295)


by Rev. T. G. Morrow

Published in Priest Magazine, June 2011, pp. 16-23

Every year we bring our high school age youth to some excellent youth conferences. These events are Eucharistically centered, they provide ample opportunities for confession and just about always have a talk on chastity. These conferences are always very orthodox, but there is usually one ingredient missing: an explanation of what activities short of sexual intercourse are immoral and should be avoided.

The young people who attend these conferences are our best kids. They want to live the faith and they want to live chastely. However, because they seldom hear (apart from our local youth group discussions on chastity) about what activities they should avoid to really be chaste, they often come back, get into French kissing with their boyfriends or girlfriends, and end up having sex. Many high school students are unaware that there is another type of kissing. Kissing to them means French kissing.

French kissing, because it's so highly stimulating is almost an implicit invitation to have. Perhaps many of the young girls who do it don't realize just what is happening to their boyfriend when they kiss this way, but the boys know. And, they complain, "Why are you getting me so turned on if you don't want to have sex?" And, in a way, they're right. Why is she doing this? It is just asking for trouble.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Recipe for Perfect Cast Iron Seasoning

The basic idea is this: Smear a food-grade drying oil onto a cast iron pan, and then bake it above the oil’s smoke point.  The more drying the oil, the harder the polymer. So start with the right oil. Linseed oil used in painting is the same product as flax seed oil but non eatable. Basically what you are doing is doing fast pace oxidation. Similar to what happens to an oil painting, but non toxic.(DON"T USE LINSEED OIL from your hardware store!)

Go to your local health food store or organic grocery and buy a bottle of flaxseed oil. It’s sold as an omega-3 supplement and it’s in the refrigeration section because it goes rancid so easily. Check the expiration date to make sure it’s not already rancid. Buy an organic flaxseed oil. You don’t want to burn toxic chemicals into your cookware to leach out forever more. It’s a fairly expensive oil. I paid $17 for a 17 ounce bottle of cold-pressed, unrefined, organic flaxseed oil. As it says on the bottle, shake it before you use it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sky Lanterns--World record

This ain't funny or technically cultural but it is cool! It shows the power of people co-operating to produce the good and the beautiful. We can see it as prays flying up to heaven and how beautiful it is for a country to praise God in unison.

Romania established a new world record by launching 12,740 sky lanterns at the same time, June 4, 2012 in Iasi, outside the Palace of Culture. The event was organized by the developers of the Palas multi-functional center, which recently opened.

The record was ratified by the Guinness World Records representative Anna Orford. The city of Iasi beat the record held by India, with 900 sky lanterns launched at the same time. Over 30,000 people attended the event during the week-end.

Sky lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns are airborne paper lanterns traditional in some Asian cultures.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Easy Water Carrying for poor countries

Here is a niffy simple idea for missionaries. I think the idea is great and design great but the drums may be expensive for a poor community. There might be a way to use some common materials to achieve the same end but if you can get these drums to poor countries it could be useful. Simple but clever.

soap bits to hand gel

Used soap bar to hand soap gel

This gel is great  for repurposing all those otherwise not-so-useful scraps of soap bars that tend to accumulate. The scent of the soaps used will be blended and masked by the fragrance that you add to the gel in the steps below; however, sometimes there may be a mismatch of scents, so be careful of using any soap that you think smells overwhelming.
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    Collect scraps of previously used soap bars, enough to equal 1 cup of chopped or grated soap.
    Collect scraps of previously used soap bars, enough to equal 1 cup of chopped or grated soap.

Monday, June 11, 2012

No electricity Refrigerator--Pot in a Pot

The pot-in-pot refrigerator or zeer (Arabic: الزير‎) is a refrigeration device which keeps food cool without electricity by using evaporative cooling. A porous outer earthenware pot, lined with wet sand, contains an inner pot (which can be glazed to prevent penetration by the liquid) within which the food is placed. The evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot.Although the principle behind the device has been known for centuries, one modern device was developed by lecturer Mohammed Bah Abba for use in modern Nigeria.

The technique of using evaporative cooling with clay pots for food preservation was re-discovered by Mohammed Bah Abba, a Nigerian teacher from a family of pot-makers, who patented a pot-in-pot refrigerator in 1995 to help Sudanese families preserve food. Bah Abba was awarded the $75,000 Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2000 and the World Shell Award for Sustainable Development in 2001 for its development.

60 watt light bulbs that are free energy

I have made this a separate post now because this idea of low tech missionaries seems like a good one. I didn't have place for it before. So I think this idea and others posted under "Low Tech Missionaries" will be a good reference for Catholic Missionaries.
Here is another low tech idea for lighting:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Why Is Walking in the Woods So Good for You?

If you’ve ever gone for a walk in the woods, then you know the wonder of the feeling you get from it. But did you know that besides giving you a good feeling, walking in the woods is actually good for you? The Japanese call it shinrin-yoku. Translated, it literally means “forest bathing.” And now scientists have found physiological and psychological benefits from forest bathing.

They give a number of factors that contribute to the good health benefits of that walk in the woods (or park), including cleaner air, the relative quietness as compared to city life, and just the chance to separate yourself from the crowds. But researchers at Japan’s Nippon Medical School are offering another theory as to why the walk works: and it has to do with the essential oils that trees naturally emit into the air.

How to park a car

Omega-3 and Other Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)

Omega-3 and Other Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
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What are Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids come from fish and plant oils and these are the good fats your body needs for survival. They are the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats referred to as the Omega fatty acids: Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9.

The human body does not manufacture Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and therefore these must be obtained from the foods we eat.

Omega-9 can be created in the human body from unsaturated fat such as olive oil. Some Omega-9s are common components of animal and vegetable oil.

Omega-3 is probably the best known of the essential fatty acids. However, we need all three omega fatty acids in combination to obtain balanced optimal levels of each for our good health.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Back to Eden: God leads a man to be a gardener extraordinaire

BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man's lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden.

The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi's incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. Watch full film here

However, never until now have Paul's methods been documented and shared like this!
Lean more here:

Imagine if it was combined with Biochar or Terra Preta,

Here is an example of a guy who tried it

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Stephen Zarlenga’s speech at the U.S. Treasury (Dec. 4, 2003)

On December 23, 2010, in Research & Articles, by AMI

I thank the US Treasury for inviting me. It’s a great honor and opportunity to bring the research results of the American Monetary Institute to your attention, which are relevant to the developing fiscal crises faced by several states. Part of our 501c3 mission statement is to do just that.

The fiscal problem has its roots in the structure and control of our monetary system and I intend to show how that structure has ultimately been based on a false or inadequate concept of the nature of money.


Perhaps the chief failure of economics is its inability, from Adam Smith to the present to define or discover a concept of money consistent with logic and history. Economists rarely define money, assuming an understanding of it.

It’s still being argued whether the nature of money is a concrete power, embodied in a commodity like gold; or whether it’s a credit/debit issued by private banks. Does its value come from the material of which it’s made? Or is it, as we have concluded, an abstract social power – an institution of the law, having value because its accepted in exchanges due to the sponsorship of government?