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August 2012 Newsletter


These are the dog days of summer... with some hopeful news of a DOMAIN movie. Production on this high octane feature hopefully will begin in October. Michael Gabriel will be played by Manolo Cardona, one of the most popular actors in South America and one of the film's producers. Info about the production company can be found at  http://www.onceoncefilms.com/  The film will be in English.  

Last month saw the launch of www.ZapCancer.org , a website that details a human clinical trial taking place as you read this in Boynton Beach, Florida that appears to be a CURE FOR SOLID TUMOR CANCERS including pancreatic, lung, breast, stomach...and the melanoma that took my father's life last year. WATCH THE VIDEO! Clinical trials cost money. Last month I asked each of my readers to donate ten dollars. Many did, and a few went above and beyond. Please take a moment and visit www.ZapCancer.org then send the link to everyone in your address book, asking them to do the same. 

Many thanks,

--Steve Alten

Which creature would you rather encounter?
Great White Shark Attack  



As a best-selling author of a dozen titles, I have one opening left for someone with a good idea, is coachable, and has the desire to be a REAL published author. Cost of the program is $3,200 (half what I paid 16 years ago just to edit MEG) which commits me to working with you from start to finish, be it six months to two years, plus assisting in getting the final manuscript to an agent or publisher. If you are interested (and prepared financially to move ahead if selected) e-mail me a one page synopsis of your story. If I see publishing potential I will arrange a call where we discuss the book. If we both agree to move forward, then we'll be working together on YOUR book, all proceeds from sales, advances, and royalties are yours.


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Planet of the Apes meets Castaway as a scientist, on a 30-day mission, is cryogenically frozen in a habitat submerged beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet and awakens...12 million years later.
Living Tips - FORKS OVER KNIVES will change your life
What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems?
Forks over Knives 
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. http://www.forksoverknives.com
Just when you thought you've seen it all...

Stupid is forever... 


Swimming Pools of DOOM

 Swimming Pools of DOOM


Megalodon Shark Sighted in New Jersey

And they spelled my name wrong...

Megaldon Shark in New Jersey 


Read the story...   

Joke of the Month: 


Joke of the monthA seaman meets a pirate in a bar. They take turns telling their adventures on the seas. Seaman notes that the pirate has a peg leg, hook, and an eye patch. Curious, the seaman asks, "Howja get the peg-leg?"  Pirate replies, "I was swept overboard into a school of sharks, and as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off." "Wow, what about the hook?" "We boarded an enemy ship and began battling the other sailors with swords. One of 'em cut my hand off." "Incredible!" remarked the seaman. "How 'bout the eye patch?" "Seagull droppings fell into my eye."  "You lost your eye to seagull droppings?" the sailor asked. "Well, that was my first day with the hook."
THANKS RICK!  IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG82159@aol.com Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month: World's best Eggplant Parmesan


Ingredients: 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes, 1 cup pitted ripe olives, chopped, 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves or 1 tablespoon dried basil, 3 tablespoons capers, drained, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, EGGPLANT:, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 4 eggs, beaten, 3 cups dry bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 4 small eggplants (about 1 pound each), peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices, 1 cup olive oil, CHEESE:, 2 eggs, beaten, 2 cartons (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese, 1-1/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided, 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves or 2 tablespoons dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions - In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, olives, basil, capers, pepper flakes and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45-60 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, for eggplant, place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and oregano. Dip eggplant in the flour, eggs, then bread crumb mixture. In a large skillet, cook eggplant in batches in oil for 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Drain on paper towels. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. In each of two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes, layer 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, four eggplant slices, 1 cup ricotta mixture and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle each with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each).


Nutritional Facts - 1 piece equals 562 calories, 38 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 778 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 29 g protein.

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG82159@aol.com Put RECIPE in the subject line.

Stay well, stay safe... and know this author really appreciates you. 


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.