Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dr. Mao - Live Your Utlimate Life Conversation

I recently had the opportunity to talk by phone with Dr. Mao Shing Ni. His latest book is Live Your Ultimate Life based on traditional Chinese 5-element personality characteristics from the Book of Changes, the I Ching, the ancient wisdom book for living a healthy and prosperous life.

Dr. Mao is a prolific author, a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and the son of Taoist Master Ni who comes from many centuries of Taoist masters and doctors. He has appeared on many nationwide shows including the Dr. Oz Show.

Read reviews of Live Your Ultimate Life on Amazon.

Listen to the edited 25 minute conversation I had with Dr. Mao on March 7, 2016.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Trump: The Greatest American Who Ever Lived?

Donald Trump's journey to the White House in an animated short film. The video is formatted in virtual reality 360 degree, using your keyboard arrow keys to move the view anywhere front, side or behind Trump. As appeared on Tomo News.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ten Things I Learned About The Sea

Ten things I have learned about the sea from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo.

An astoundingly fine 10 minute video from film director Lorenzo Fonda on his 17 day sea voyage aboard a container ship. Watch it full screen in HD if you can.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watching The Yachts...

Most of greatly enjoy being around water and boats. On those days when you're away from the water, how about looking at where the other guys are having fun.

This map provided the location of larger vessels and recreational boats and yachts having been equipped with an AIS transponder that send a VHF radio signal out to ground bases radio receivers. The ground receivers then transmit the data for display on computers or mobile devices.

The map can be moved to any area and customized with what can be viewed, including marinas and wind speeds and other items as well.

Southwest Florida Online is sponsor participant with the MarineTraffic website, receiving vessel's radio signals allowing mapping of vessels on the move or moored along the waterways.  Southwest Florida Online provides it's service to the area along the Caloosahatchee River surrounding Port LaBelle, Florida to show vessels traveling along that popular waterway.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Don't Buy Gas Here? Prices 20-30 Cents Higher

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.12/gallon.

But in Hendry and Glades county, Florida prices are still 20 to 30 cent higher than Florida average prices. Although prices are falling, they historically don't fall as much as surrounding counties including Lee where prices are always much lower and in line with the rest of Florida. Motorists can drive out of the county and save several dollars on a fillup.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 117.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 42.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 48.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 118.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why You Are Liberal Or Conservative - Surprising Reasons Says Book

Take A Test To See What Your Beliefs Really Are

LABELLE, FL. -- A new book, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion" says people's morality values vary across cultures and political parties and suggests there are certain "moral foundations" to which all people adhere to a lessor or greater extent.

By taking a questionnaire developed by social psychologists from the University of Virginia, one can see how his or her sense of conservative or liberal values compares to others.

A book by University of Virginia Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Heidt says political liberals subscribe to a great sense of fairness and caring the same as political conservatives, but conservatives also care much more about loyalty to the group, and deference to authority with respect for traditions.

Heidt has found a number of "moral foundations" believed to be innate and universal across all people that guide individual and group behaviors and opinions.

Heidt and other social and cultural psychologists, trying to understand why morality varies so much across cultures, created what they call a Moral Foundations Theory from their studies. What they found, helps explain why moral values vary so tremendously in people around the world, and between political parties, yet exhibit so many similarities.

Heidt says, "The current American culture war, we have found, can be seen as arising from the fact that liberals try to create a morality relying primarily on the Care/harm foundation, with additional support from the Fairness/cheating and Liberty/oppression foundations. Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, use all six foundations, including Loyatly/betrayal, Authority/subversion, and Sanctity/degradation."

You can test your own "moral foundations" profiles, and compare them to liberal and conservative views by taking a Morality questionnaire for Southwest Florida Online readers at www.YourMorals.org.

(After filling out the brief questions to register, scroll down the questionnaire page to do the "Moral Foundations" questionnaire first, it's the second quiz on the list. Feel free to try many of the other questionnaires as well. )

Buy From Amazon.com:

Are You One Of Three Not Getting Enough Sleep?

LABELLE, FL. -- One in three don't get enough sleep and new research shows how damaging this may be for our health and safety.

This 90 minute video from National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence.