Friday, July 14, 2006

When paying bills can hurt your credit

Settling some old debts can actually harm your credit score. Here's how to do the right thing the right way-by MSN Money

Cynthia worked hard to improve her credit scores. She was careful to pay her bills, including an auto loan and a credit card, on time every month. Finally, in December 2004, she decided to pay off the one old debt on her credit reports. Her scores promptly plunged by as much as 95 points. "I spent over $1,200 in paying off hospital bills from six years ago, thinking this would help," she wrote in an e-mail. "Did this hurt me instead?" Borrowers who try to pay off old delinquencies, charge-offs and collection accounts often learn the hard way: Sometimes, doing the right thing does the wrong thing to your credit. Click Here: When paying bills can hurt your credit - MSN Money

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Soul Vegetarian Cookbook

Welcome to a new phase in the Soul Vegetarian Experience - KNN Staff

The New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook is your doorway to good eating, excellent health and longevity. All the way from Northeastern Africa, Jerusalem, we bring you an alternative diet that has been proven to be a creative, delicious, and exciting awakening for people around the world.

In our commitment to maintain quality control, our recipes have been tested and re-examined to met the highest standards of quality, taste, nutrition and appearance. We have done this for you, our family, our friends, our customers. And it is our prayer that you will enjoy the new, improved and delicious recipes.

To place an order mail to: Divine Universal Sisterhood c/o Soul Vegetarian Restaurant 879 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta GA, 30310 (404) 752-5194. All books are $19.95 + s&h.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Happiness doesn't cost the Earth

BBC News

People can live long, happy lives without consuming large amounts of the Earth's resources, a survey suggests

The 178-nation "Happy Planet Index" lists the south Pacific island of Vanuatu as the happiest nation on the planet, while the UK is ranked 108th. The index is based on consumption levels, life expectancy and happiness, rather than national economic wealth measurements such as GDP. The study was compiled by think-tank the New Economics Foundation (Nef). Full Article:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Prince Asiel - A Portrait of a Living Hero


Prince Asiel Ben Israel is one of the few African American leaders who has seized the power to define and control our destiny and direct our people toward the path of positive change. For 30 years he has served as International Ambassador Extraordinaire of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. He has maintained the vision, integrity and determination necessary to build a community that would prove to the world that African Americans can not only govern themselves; but can and have created an alternative lifestyle free from the many ills that dominate the lives of Black people in America.

After three decades, Prince Asiel looks back with great pride and admiration on a community of more than 2,500 African Americans in Israel, with equal numbers in Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. They have succeeded in establishing an environment free from the drugs, crime and immorality plaguing societies around the world. In August 1994, the House Human Rights honored the community in a special program on Capitol Hill entitled “The Miracle in the Desert.” Today the Hebrew Israelite Community is known as “The Village of Peace.” The Hebrew Israelites have proven to be the vanguard for a truly progressive development into the 21st Century.

In the political arena, Prince Asiel’s relentless dedication to the redevelopment and rebuilding of Africa has endeared him to African heads of state and American civic, economic and religious leaders. He has sponsored many political and business delegations into Israel to foster and further relations between African Americans and the Jewish Community both in Israel and in America.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Tobacco expected to kill 1 billion this century

Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 cancer deaths, new reference guides report - Associated Press-July 7, 2006

WASHINGTON - If current trends hold, tobacco will kill a billion people this century, 10 times the toll it took in the 20th century, public health officials said Monday.
Tobacco accounts for one in five cancer deaths, or 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year, according to two new reference guides that chart global tobacco use and cancer. Lung cancer remains the major cancer among the 10.9 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year, according to the Cancer Atlas.
Reducing tobacco use would have the greatest affect on global cancer rates, health officials said. Improving nutrition and reducing infection by cancer-causing viruses and bacteria could also cut rates dramatically, they said. See: Tobacco expected to kill 1 billion people this century

Bible gets African interpretation

The first Bible commentary written exclusively by African theologians has been launched in Kenya - BBC News
Written by 70 contributors from 25 countries, the Africa Bible Commentary aims to explain the Bible from an African perspective.
It contains local proverbs and folk lore to help interpret the scriptures.
The commentary also addresses contemporary issues such as HIV/Aids, female genital mutilation, refugees, ethnic conflict and witchcraft.
Published by the Evangelical publisher Zondervan, The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation of the gospel. See complete article: News - Bible gets African interpretation

Bayer Laces Drugs With HIV - Get Caught

Google News
This another news item (google movie file) that displays just how immoral and unethical the drug companies are, the total disregard they have for human life. This time it is Bayer who has knowingly distributed a drug laced with what is thought to be an AIDs causing agent. HIV is a whole new spectrum of debate, but for now lets focus on the moral implications of this. Ask yourselves, if Bayer has no moral issue with knowingly distributing these batches amongst society, then hypothetically, what would they have a moral issue with?
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Building collapses in N.Y. City

Blast, fire takes down New York City building
Suicide attempt suspected
; 15 injured in explosion but none dead-MSNBC News
NEW YORK - A four-story building housing doctors’ offices collapsed and burned in an apparent gas explosion Monday after what witnesses described as a thunderous blast that rocked an upscale neighborhood just off Madison Avenue.
At least 15 people were injured, including at least six firefighters, the Fire Department said. One of the injured was the doctor who owned the building.
Fire Department Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said officials suspect the doctor, who was in critical condition, might have caused a natural gas leak in a suicide attempt. "It is possible it is a suicide [attempt]," he told WNBC-TV. See Article: Building collapses in N.Y. City See Photos: Midtown explosion