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PCCNC- PSA#7 - Wives
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Service Announcement. For more information, visit pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by BeeryMedia.com
Views: 151 Nic Beery
Watch a prostate cancer ad featuring Rev. Thomas Walker
 
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Watch a prostate cancer ad featuring the Rev. Thomas Walker of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Rocky Mount for the Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina . Video courtesy of the Rev. Thomas Walker
Views: 197 The News & Observer
PCCNC- PSA#4 Our problem
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Service Announcement. For more information, visit pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by BeeryMedia.com
Views: 284 Nic Beery
DRE
 
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Leroy S. Darkes, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Director of the Rex Senior Health Center, and member of the Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC Executive Board explains the purpose and importance of the digital rectal exam (DRE)
Views: 1026 ncpcactivist
PCCNC- PSA#2 A Silent Killer
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Servics Announcement #2. For more information, visit http://www.pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by www.BeeryMedia.com
Views: 218 Nic Beery
PCCNC- PSA#5 - Ready to Retire
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Service Announcement. For more information, visit pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by BeeryMedia.com
Views: 190 Nic Beery
PCCNC- PSA#1 Informed Survivors
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Servics Announcement #1 For more information, visit http://www.pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by www.BeeryMedia.com
Views: 280 Nic Beery
PCCNC- PSA#6 Sherrie and Kenny
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Servics Announcement. For more information, visit http://www.pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by www.BeeryMedia.com
Views: 112 Nic Beery
PCCNC- PSA#3 Founder
 
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Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC. Public Servics Announcement. For more information, visit http://www.pccnc.org/ By working together the citizens of North Carolina will see a day when prostate cancer is no longer a threat to the families of our state. Awareness, early detection, and "best practices" care are the pillars for reducing prostate cancer death and impact on quality of life. Produced by www.BeeryMedia.com
Views: 189 Nic Beery
Global Cannabis March 2013: Tim Pate - Hemp as Meduim Density Fiberboard (MDF)
 
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Nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, participated in the fourteenth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Speakers for the rally included Attorney's John Lucy IV and Leland Berger, Russ Belville of 420 Radio, Anna Diaz of NORML Women's Alliance, Madeline Martinez of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Anthony Johnson of National Cannabis Coalition, Tim Pate, Jennifer Alexander and Paul Loney, Oregon NORML's legal counsel. The event was emceed by Urb Thrasher, a local cannabis radio host. The musical guest was Justin James Bridges.
Views: 200 RestoreHemp
Speaker Collapse
 
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A woman collapses after speaking at tonight's council meeting
Views: 235 charlotteobserver
Breast Cancer and Contraception - Dr. Gerard Nadal - May 19, 2013 - Holy Apostles Seminary
 
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Dr. Gerard Nadal explains the increased risk of breast cancer in women taking contraceptives. Dr. Gerard Nadal's blog: http://gerardnadal.com/ Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/start/ Breast Cancer : Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill [Paperback] http://www.amazon.com/Breast-Cancer-Abortion-Birth-Control/dp/0966977734 Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women Under Age 45 (search for "OC use" and "abortion") http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2754710/ Dr. Gerard Nadal is the National Director of Med Students for Life of America and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy, Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Master of Science in Biology, and Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Saint John's University. He has taught Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Views: 565 StGerardCenter
Prostate Cancer: Can It Be Prevented? (Dramatic Health)
 
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In this health video minute on prostate cancer, Dr. Schlegel (Department Chairman) of Cornell Urology discusses a question they face often—Can prostate cancer be prevented? They discuss the role of race, diet, genetic profile and review important steps we can take to decrease our risk of facing prostate cancer. Source: An Original HealthTheater.tv Production/In association with the Dept. of Urology, Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital. Credits: Executive Producer:Sean Moloney
Views: 3185 dramatichealth
Flash Mob in Providence Against Teen Domestic Violence
 
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The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence organized a Flash Mob at Providence's Kennedy Plaza on February 18, 2012, to get the word out about Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. See the full story at RIMonthly.com
Views: 2792 RIMonthly
Early Detection
 
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NC Healthy Start - Early Detection - screenings for health and wellness.
Verla Insko: Finding The Money
 
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North Carolina's mental health system has been hard hit in the past year. A letter from the Department of Justice accusing the state of violations to the Americans with Disabilities Act, abuse at the North Carolina Central Prison and budget cuts totaling $7.3 million between the 2009 to 2011 fiscal years have all made the news. But behind each of these issues is an advocate working to make things better for those North Carolinians living with mental illnesses. Read the article on www.wix.com/ncmentalhealth/features
TV PSA
 
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HopeLine began in Raleigh, NC in 1970 and for over 40 years, we have offered support to our community through our free crisis line. Although HopeLine aims to support our local community we have found our number has reached far and wide across the nation. Callers will speak with a trained volunteer crisis counselor about a range of topics. Crisis counselors must take a 40 hour training class in which they are prepared to take calls such as suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, grief, interpersonal relationships, sexual issues, and substance abuse. HopeLine will never turn a caller away and welcomes callers to reach out to us when they need support and caring listening on any topic. Crisis Line: HopeLine focuses on providing the community with a free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline and instant messaging service. HopeLine specializes in providing suicide and crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and referrals to appropriate community resources. | Crisis Line: 919-231-4525 or 877-235-4525 Reassurance Call Program: This program aims to support seniors and those with disability living in our community. HopeLine volunteers make daily calls to senior citizens and people with disabilities who are home-bound and living independently with little or no daily contact with others. These daily calls provide reassurance and a reminder that there is a compassionate person who cares and is willing to listen. Our crisis counselors have access to the participant’s emergency contact, and will reach out to them in the event we are unable to reach a participant. The purpose of this program is to reduce isolation, increase access to community resources, and provide greater piece of mind to participants and their loved ones in efforts to allow participants to continue to live independently while maintaining their dignity and enhancing their sense of well-being. This program is free of charge, and anyone can sign up at anytime regardless of age or ability status. If you are interested in our reassurance call program please complete this form and send it along to one of our staff members | Reassurance Application Teen TalkLine: HopeLine has recently found a strong need in our community and nation to focus on teenagers suffering with depression and suicidal thoughts. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- 24 year-old’s and is an epidemic that has continued to increase. To combat this preventable death HopeLine has relaunched our Teen TalkLine which now focuses on supporting this younger community through an instant messaging service on our website. HopeLine has combined this new service with our free and confidential crisis line for teenagers to reach out to at any time when they need extra support or a listening ear. | www.teentalklinenc.org All of these programs are provided by well trained empathetic volunteers. For more information about becoming a HopeLine volunteer please click here. Educational Programs: HopeLine offers many educational and speaking opportunities within our community. HopeLine is always willing to offer educational training to the community on HopeLine services, Active Listening, Recognizing Depression and Suicide, How to get Help, and sharing our community resources. Please call the business office and contact a staff member for more information and to request a speaker for your group | 919-832-3326
Views: 132 Hope Line
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Supports Prostate Cancer Awareness
 
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry supports prostate cancer awareness with a video address at AdMeTech Foundation's fourth annual Massachusetts State House Prostate Cancer Awareness Day. This event was held on June 28, 2012. Prostate Cancer Awareness Day is organized by AdMeTech Foundation (www.admetech.org), in cooperation with members of the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Council, American Cancer Society's New England Division, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition, Prostate Health Education Network, Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA), Us TOO International and ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer.
Views: 276 Admetech Foundation
CANCER CURES
 
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Search Hemp Oil. Search Dr. Tullio Simoncini Search Sodium Bicarbonate Cures Cancer (Perhaps you'll notice this: "Available scientific evidence also does not support the idea that sodium bicarbonate works as a treatment for any form of cancer or that it cures..." From the fuckers who make money off treatments that cost multiple thousands and don't work. There is crap loads of evidence that it DOES WORK. Search Chemo Makes Cancer Worse. Search Hydrogen Peroxide cancer Search Vitamin C IV Search liposomal vitamin c cancer Search anandamide and ceramide kill cancer And you wil start to see that lipids are an important part of the puzzel. http://phoenixtears.ca/ Shona Banda - Live Free or Die http://www.youtube.com/watch?f&v=4cQrT0sDxyc Spain Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer without Side Effects http://www.endalldisease.com/spain-study-confirms-hemp-oil-cures-cancer-without-side-effects/ Video: Living Proof: Vitamin C - Miracle Cure? http://www.3news.co.nz/Living-Proof-Vitamin-C---Miracle-Cure/tabid/371/articl... Vitamin C mega-dosing continues to unleash healing miracles around the world http://www.naturalnews.com/034591_vitamin_C_mega-dose_healing.html Thomas Levy Talks To Vitamin C Can Cure Coalition Part 1/9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Sa02XnteA Canadian Researchers Discover New Evidence That Vitamin D Shuts Down Cancer Cells http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/11/27/canadian-researchers-discover-new-evidence-that-vitamin-d-shuts-down-cancer-cells/ Shock study: Mammograms a medical hoax, over one million American women maimed by unnecessary 'treatment' for cancer they never had http://www.naturalnews.com/038099_mammograms_false_positives_overdiagnosis.html Baking soda, cancer and fungus http://www.naturalnews.com/035876_baking_soda_cancer_fungus.html Dr Tullio Simoncini: New Cancer Treament http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/6788/Dr_Tullio_Simoncini__New_Cancer_Treament/ Shock study: Chemo can backfire, make cancer worse http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-06/news/33069701_1_healthy-cells-tumor-cells-chemotherapy Can chemotherapy make cancer worse? http://theweek.com/article/index/231627/can-chemotherapy-make-cancer-worse Hemp Oil: Another Suppressed Cancer Cure http://educate-yourself.org/cn/ricksimpsoncancercure16dec07.shtml Rick Simpson - Hour 1 - Hemp Oil Cancer Cure http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2012/10/RIR-121007.php What if Cannabis Cured Cancer: Full Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy66MUZP538 RUN FROM THE CURE - Full Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI Prostate Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil - Part 2 - Sprial Up with Ava Marie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_7gy7Dyta0 CNN-Tommy Chong Talk about using Rick Simpsons The Cure,to cure his cancer June10-2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAg6TC4dbnE The Royal Rife Story (inventor of electromagnetic cancer therapy) (2004) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2We1R0ZWEX8 Royal R Rife Story-documentary about a good scientist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dklRbpMbNe4 The Cure by Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2iIke8KUp0 Cancer - The Forbidden Cures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWLrfNJICeM Medical Tyranny is Here, And We Can't Say We Weren't Warned http://www.activistpost.com/2012/11/medical-tyranny-is-here-and-we-cant-say.html Why state budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions: Here's how any U.S. state could become a wellspring of riches almost overnight http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/why-state-budget-deficits-are-self-inflicted-delusions-heres-how-any-u-s-state-could-become-a-wellspring-of-riches-almost-overnight/26807/ All Levels of Radiation Confirmed to Cause Cancer. http://www.nirs.org/press/06-30-2005/1 Study shows how radiation causes breast cancer http://www.naturalnews.com/028959_radiation_brst_cancer.html Medical Radiation Soars, With Risks Often Overlooked http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/medical-radiation-soars-with-risks-often-overlooked/
Views: 2196 DHundrethMonkee
Lightning Alert Day: Separating Fact from Fiction
 
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Being “lightning aware” means knowing what’s truth and what’s myth. WPBF 25 News anchor/reporter Stephanie Berzinski helps separate fact from fiction to help save your life or someone else's. Subscribe to WPBF on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1qfxvbX Get more West Palm Beach news: http://www.wpbf.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wpbf25news Follow us: http://twitter.com/WPBF25News Google+: http://plus.google.com/+WPBF
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Taking Action: Senate Bill 842 for Dense Breast Screening Insurance Coverage
 
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Advocacy and action for women with dense breasts marches forward in a BIG way! PA Sen. Bob Mensch introduced Senate Bill 842, which will require all insurers to cover additional dense breast screenings like ultrasounds and MRIs. Dense breast tissue can hide tumors on a mammogram. Because of that, women with dense breast tissue often need additional screenings. The problem is - some insurers don't cover them. This legislation will change that for Pennsylvania women. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition worked with Sen. Mensch to pass the Breast Density Notification Act requiring mammography centers to notify women of their breast density. This year, the PBCC distributed surveys and is collecting data from women and mammography facilities across the state. Now, we want to ensure that women have access to the best screening options available to them, without any worry about the tests being covered. Thanks to Sen. Mensch, we believe they won't have to worry much longer. Watch our video above for more information on Senate Bill 842. Learn why this is so important and find out what YOU can do to help. Take action. Save lives.
Views: 193 PABreastCancer
Aids Service Center NYC's PSA: Get Tested
 
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On June 27, 2008 ASCs vibrant new Public Service Announcement (PSA) on HIV testing debuted in the heart of Times Square. The 30-second PSA appeared on the CBS Super Screen on West 42nd Street throughout July and August, reaching thousands of New Yorkers and tourists. The PSA highlights the importance of knowing ones HIV status and accessing medical care. ASC is proud to have used this larger-than-life medium to get its message out. We offer confidential HIV testing at our Union Square and East Harlem offices by appointment and on a walk-in basis free of charge. For more information about these services, call: (212) 645-0875 ext. 444. or visit: http://www.gettestednyc.org
Organohalogen Flame Retardants Petition; Oral Presentations - Panels 1-4
 
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September 14, 2017 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission hears from interested persons on the petition requesting that the Commission initiate rule making under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).
Mighty Majestic Men Singing Silent Night
 
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Mighty Majestic Men of Macedonia New Life Church, Raleigh, NC - me singing bass, a little nervous and forgot a line of my part.......oh well
Views: 747 Jim Brown
Reproducibility of Data Collection and Analysis
 
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Reproducibility of Data Collection and Analysis -- Modern technologies in genome technology: potentials and pitfalls Air date: Thursday, June 04, 2015, 12:30:00 PM Category: Conferences Runtime: 04:12:12 Description: The purpose of these workshops is to educate the NIH intramural research community about what advanced technologies can accomplish and the kinds of reproducibility problems that can arise; provide a cautionary note to scientists who hope to use but are inexperienced with various new modeling techniques; and educate others who are attempting to interpret results in the literature. For more information go to http://wals.od.nih.gov/reproducibility Author: NIH Office of the Director Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19049
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MPBN's Your Vote 2014 Maine U.S. Senate Debate
 
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Republican incumbent Susan Collins meets Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows in this debate recorded October 22, 2014 at the Gracie Theatre, Husson University, Bangor, Maine.
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Obama plans race riots to win election in 2012 Part 2
 
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Obama plans race riots to win election in 2012 http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=18&t=49476 Terrorist Hussein Obama murdered 1,000 black Christians and arsoned 800 churches during his Communist presidential campaigns in Kenya. http://piratenews-tv.blogspot.com/2008/10/obamanation-raped-killed-1000_25.html http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78132 Obama will be the first AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, not the same as AFRICAN-AMERICAN president. Obama has NEVER shown his "birth certificate" - not on the internet and not in fed court. Obama's granny says she saw him born in Kenya, CAUGHT ON AUDIOTAPE. US president is the only job in USA that has no job requirement to prove ID. Now FBI & CIA can blackmail Obama over lack of citizenship. http://obamacrimes.com Obama's employer wrote the judge's opinion to censor Obama's birth certificate and school records. http://newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd407.htm http://americasright.com/2008/10/lawsuit-against-obama-dismissed-from.html http://rense.com/general83/lefdal.htm Obama's birth certificate sealed by Hawaii governor: http://.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79174 Stop the Obama Constitutional Crisis Sign the Petition: 46,665 Letters and Emails Sent So Far http://rallycongress.com/constitutional-qualification/1244/ Obama's brother lives on $10/month in Kenya, and Obama arrests any person who tries to help his brother. http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/vanity-fair-finds-obamas-lost-brother-in-kenya/ Obama is a member of the New Party, formed by members of the Democratic Socialists for America and the Community Party USA http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78945 http://therealbarackobama.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/b-comrades2.jpg http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com http://piratenews.org/obama-sex-rebel-black-gay-pedophile-rape.jpg http://nationalenquirer.com/obama_sex_perv_scandal/celebrity/65575 http://rense.com/general81/globe2.htm http://larrysinclair.org Fact: Obama is cousin to both Bush and Cheney. http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/familytree/545460,BSX-News-wotreea09.article Fact: McCain is a traitor who ratted on other POWs while making 32 propaganda broadcasts for Communist Vietnam, while living in VIP hotels with prostitutes, as an admiral's son. After the wars McCain blocked rescue of 50,000 US and UK POWs since WW2, thus he is hated by all veterans, and especially POW families. MaCain's wife is a Mafia princess, and his father-in-law is a convicted felon bootlegger for Jewish Meyer Lanski mafiya in Israel. http://VietnamVeteransAgainstJohnMcCain.com http://groups.google.com/group/alt.crime/browse_thread/thread/7fc1126c49d4af65 Fact: Three other candidates are better suited to be president than either Obama or McCain, yet the media mafia censors their names in 99% of "news" reports, and bans them from "debates", in order to destroy this democratic republic for the globalist banksters who stole $5-trillion from pension funds last week. Only Pastor Chuck Baldwin of Constitution Party (endorsed by Congressman Ron Paul) and Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party (black US CITIZEN with female VP) will end the wars and kill the IRS income tax and private Federal Reserve Bank that steals all income tax and counterfeits all dollar bills. "Not one dime of income taxes goes to support any federal program." -President Ronald Reagan, right before George Bushes' CIA friend John Hinkley Jr shot him Ron Paul's Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act - HR 2755 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.2755: "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy." -Dr Carroll Quigley PhD, Tragedy and Hope, 1966 PirateNews TV http://piratenews.org/obamacrimes.html http://cafepress.com/PirateNews
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Juicing with Cannabis For Essential Nutrition
 
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"Stop Bitching and Start A Revolution" Season 6 - Episode 231. Original air date - Jan. 26, 2012. This episode begins with Psilly Way-Out Willy jamming out the Billy Jack re-edit version of "The Department of Freedom Song." The program then begins with a segment where you will discover the origins of the idea of receiving a so called "shotgun". The U.S. military men of the Vietnam war really knew how to use their weapons. Check it and see. Bob Marley then goes on to share his views on the Sacred Herb in a rare interview from his homeland of Jamaica. Moving forward with the program, we will here from the 2012 Republican GOP presidential candidates and their views on Maryjane and the War on Drugs. In this next segment you will discover what the pharmaceutical company's don't want you to know. California's doctors have come to recognize that cannabis is the most important vegetable and can be used in juicing as part of maintaining essential health. We end this show with singer/songwriter Jason Bourgeois performing "The New Revolution." Programs like this will give you a reason to "Stop Bitching and Start A Revolution." When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 149995 Shari Wing